Skip to comments.Officials probe how secret confetti rained on Macy's parade
Posted on 11/26/2012 6:27:46 PM PST by thecodont
When Thanksgiving Day parade-goers in Manhattan looked into the confetti-filled sky last week, they may have seen more than they bargained for.
Nassau County police announced that they are investigating how some of their confidential records including social security numbers and even details about a motorcade for Mitt Romney, then the GOP presidential candidate, ended up as joyous scraps raining from buildings on the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade.
I'm just completely in shock. How could someone have this kind of information, and how could it be distributed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade? Inspector Kenneth Lack, from the Nassau County Police Department, told reporters. The Nassau County Police Department is very concerned about this situation. We will be conducting an investigation into this matter as well as reviewing our procedures for the disposing of sensitive documents.
The parade features inflated balloons of cartoon characters, marching bands and floats traveling down Manhattans West Side to Herald Square, the traditional home of the department store, Macys. Part of the festivities include a liberal outpouring from windows and rooftops. Macys says it uses commercially manufactured, multicolored confetti, not shredded paper.
But last week, revelers noticed something different.
Ethan Finkelstein, a university student, was watching the parade when he said he and a friend noticed a strip of confetti on her coat.
He told the Pix11 television news channel: It landed on her shoulder, and it says 'SSN' and it's written like a social security number, and we're like, 'That's really bizarre.'
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Probably a lot of ballots turned into confetti, too.
It would have been REALLY bizarre if Ethan Finkelstein, a university student, did not go all “we’re like, ‘That’s really bizarre.’”
It’s pretty obvious. First they shredded it, and then they recycled it.
Unfortunately, they seem to have put the records into the shredder at a perfect right angle, so the cutters went along the printed lines instead of cutting across them at various angles.
some time in the next 4 years they’ll be able to use the US dollar
What’s crazy is that they’re still using paper shredders that cut strips, in a government office! I haven’t seen anything but cross-cut security shredders for sale in the past 10-15 years, and shredders aren’t very expensive pieces of equipment to replace.
So, any fool could dive into their dumpster and tape police records back together, all because they can’t be bothered to get a modern shredder for a hundred bucks at OfficeMax.
It’s a conspiracy libtards, a conspiracy, and it worked, ha, ha, ha!
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