The Irish parliament recently spent €808,000 on a new printer, and when they discovered it didn’t fit they spent another €236,000 moving walls and reinforcing the building. It remains unused as staff refuse to operate it without a pay rise.
TVs emit a tone during ad breaks that are inaudible to humans but that smartphones are listening for; now corporate entities can link the tv & phone as belonging to the same person. It means government entities can play a tone through the TV and ping all the phones in the room, identifying the whole group.
A revolt of textile workers in 14th century Florence led to the son of a washerwoman becoming president when he entered the palace barefoot and overthrew the oligarchic government. For 4 years the republic was ruled almost entirely by middle class artisans and shopkeepers.
In 2003 the U.S. Government forcibly seized some 500 horses from two elderly Western Shoshone women on the grounds that they were grazing and destroying “public land”, they later found vast deposits of gold, phosphates, and geothermal energy and are now power mining to extract the gold.
The IRS was supposed to be a temporary measure. Its only period of suspension to date has been 1872-1894.
The German Parliament building has a glass dome above it that people can walk over. This is to remind the politicians that government should be transparent, and the people are always above them.
In 1929 the US supreme court voted 8 -1 in favor a Eugenics program requiring forced sterilization of citizens deemed not smart enough to reproduce.
The GCHQ – UK (Government Communication Headquarters) the British Intelligence and Spying Agency – uses covert agents to manipulate online groups to defame people, deceive millions, and create an internet that supports the current ruling agenda.
The Canadian government forcibly relocated Inuit to the most northern parts of the country during the Cold War in order to assert its sovereignty in the area.
A cult leader once gave 600 acres of land to God but the State of Pennsylvania took possession and sold it because the Almighty didn’t pay His taxes.