I meant to post this yesterday

Obviously, it's tongue-in-cheek, but I thought it was pretty hilarious.
Buffalo News - Maybe Erie County should try new negotiating techniques 8/17/2005 I have been reading the recent stories of Iran's threats to restart its nuclear program unless the Europeans negotiate certain economic and political 'considerations.' This has prompted an idea. With all the terrible fiscal mess that Erie County is in, we should start a nuclear weapons program (or maybe in the interest of fiscal responsibility, just threaten to start one). We can then go to Albany, Washington, Canada and Mexico and demand economic help. In return, we will sidetrack our weapons program for awhile. To fund the start-up of this program, I advise we sell some extra, slightly used, county office furniture. Rick Ellis Alden

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