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Joaquín García, was a Spanish civil servant whose job was to oversee the construction of a water plant in Cádiz in 2004. He decided in 2010 the job was beneath him and so he stayed home to read philosophy. However, he did keep collecting his $41,500 salary. This year city officials recognized him with an award for 20 years of loyal service. Some of his co-workers spoke up saying they hadn’t seen him in years. García was fined $30,300 for his six-year absence. He is appealing, saying he’s the victim of a media “lynching.”—Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.

The Week, February 26, 2016 p. 14

Matthew 12:36 (HCSB) “I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.”

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