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  1. 60 Minutes ran a story on the Audi 5000 in 1986, claiming that it accelerated suddenly on its own. However, the demonstration used a rigged car whose transmission had been altered. Government agencies vindicated the car, but Audi's sales were affected. 60 minutes never apologised to Audi.

  2. Comcast has the lowest customer satisfaction level of any company OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY in the United States. Including the IRS. Also, Cable is the only industry to "fail", with a score below 60.

  3. The family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. do not believe that James Earl Ray assassinated King and that the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies were involved. They even urged for Ray be granted a new trial.

  4. Operation Snow White was a criminal conspiracy to purge unfavorable records about Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard, including a series of infiltrations and thefts from 136 government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, as well as private organizations critical of Scientology

  5. Lenovo Computers is partially owned by the Chinese government and their computers come pre loaded with secret back door access. As a result MI6, the CIA and other spy agencies have banned their use.

  6. When America lost it's AAA credit rating in 2011, the treasury contacted S&P and said "such behavior could not occur without a response". Within 2 weeks the SEC and DoJ were investigating the ratings agency and the government ended up suing them for $5 billion

  7. Due to a error in 2014, a U.S Government Agency accidentally drafted thousands of men born in the 1800’s.

  8. Each agency of the US government has put a price on a human life. As of 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency set the value of a human life at $9.1 million. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration put it at $7.9 million — and the Department of Transportation figure was around $6 million.

  9. US Government agencies (CIA, FBI, Naval Intelligence) have recruited the American Mafia multiple times in order to reach their goals. A couple examples are defending the New York harbor during WWII and attempts at assassinating Fidel Castro in the 1960's.

  10. About the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, a federal law designed to block new inventions and technologies, restricting their publication if government agencies believe that disclosure would be “detrimental to the national security.” There were over 5000 inventions on the list as of 2010.

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Government Agencies have calculated what an average citizen's life is worth. For example, the US Department of Transportation values a life at $9.6 million as of 2016.

Venona Project revealed that there was not a single agency of the American Government that Soviet espionage had not thoroughly infiltrated, and stole secrets concerned with national security.

In 2004 and 2007, the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey found that Comcast had the worst customer satisfaction rating of any company or government agency in the country, including the IRS.

Scientology's "Operation Snow White" which aimed to infiltrate the US government (and other private organizations) to purge unfavorable records about Scientology. At its peak it had up to 5,000 covert agents in 136 government agencies in 30 countries.

In 1874, a woman appealed to her local SPCA for help in rescuing an abused, starving child because there was no government social service agencies.

The 2010 Plain Writing Act, requiring that government agencies use plain (easy-to-read) English in every document they write

Although the film 'Capricorn One' portrays NASA as corrupt and willing to kill to cover up its faked space mission, the agency cooperated in the movie's production and provided government equipment as props. Without NASA's help the film could not have stayed within its budget.

In 2007 an inoperable U.S. satellite was falling back to Earth, posing a much higher risk to people on the ground than with any previous re-entry. A team of government agencies "threw the rule book out the window" and eventually concluded that blowing it up was the best option.

There is a fake propaganda news agency probably funded by the Russian government at ~USD 400k per month. Called the "Internet Research Agency", it is run out of Russia and makes millions of fake posts and comments round the world against enemies of Russia..... (including the USA).

Susan applied to the Omaha Agency Indian School to be the government physician and was hired two months later.

Efforts to protect Corcovado National Park and Osa Peninsula involve many agencies including The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, WWF - United States, Organization of American States, Catholic Relief Service and the governments of several countries including the U.S. Costa Rica, Sweden, and Holland.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has 16 active intelligence agencies working independent of one another making it difficult for a Coup D'etat or any government overthrow.

Radon's effect on the environment is a major concern for scientists and government agencies.

Shortly before his death author George Orwell compiled and delivered a list to the government disclosing names of persons he considered sympathetic to Stalinism and therefore unsuitable as writers the agency. Each name has notes regarding possible homosexuality and political leanings.

Major government agency systems such as the IRS Taxpayer Database, Veteran Affairs Payroll, and the Department of Defense’s back up Nuclear control Messaging system, all use outdated operating systems such as Windows 3.1 and in some cases still use floppy disks.

Once a year, between 2012-2014, an organization known as Cicada3301 posted complex puzzles in order to find "intelligent individuals", and was possibly a recruitment technique for secret government agencies...

Both civilian and military governments use weather balloons. The National Weather Service is a meteorological agency in the U.S. that launches weather balloons on a regular basis and shares the data with countries around the world.

As the government physician at the Omaha Agency Indian School Susan also took care of other sick members of the community. At the school she was supposed to teach the students about hygiene and keep them as healthy as possible.

Despite having 18 Senators and Congressmen that deny climate change exists, records show that Texans lead the list of disaster relief recipients in 2011 and 2012, taking over $5.2 billion in government aid from federal programs and agencies.

Sweden has an official font, called 'Sweden Sans' and it's used by its government ministries, agencies and corporations.

In 2004 and 2007, the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey found that Comcast had the worst customer satisfaction rating of any company or government agency in the country, including the Internal Revenue Service. - fact check

Before 9/11, federal air marshals used to be apart of an elite government intelligence agency, with it's agents among the top 1% of marksman in the world.

The U.S. Census Bureau cannot share the personal information it collects with anyone including U.S. or foreign governments, and law enforcement agencies such as the IRS, FBI, or Interpol. The 72-Year Rule deems that only after 72 years can the information collected be disclosed.

There are 29 states with Filial responsibility laws, these laws obligate adult children to pay for their indigent parents’/relatives' food, clothing, shelter and medical needs. Nursing homes and government agencies can sue you if you don't.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's government agency responsible for collecting income tax is the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). This agency is also responsible for enforcing tax laws.