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While most of my fellow comrades at my government job weren't very smart or nice, I guess I should say that they were at least competent and mediocre (for the most part). They were there to do a job and do what they were told. I was there to do my job, but when something wasn't right, I questioned it. Me bad. When I asked a fellow worker once what Political Party she belonged to she told me "I'll have to ask my husband." So sad. And before any of you criticize me I'll tell you that that's as "Political" as I got at my job since we weren't allowed to be "Political". I hope that we do find out the "Truth" about the AP Story most of all. The GOVERNMENT says that they asked them to hold off for one more day before they divulged the identity of the CIA Agent. The AP says they were "cleared" to divulge the agents identity. Unless these guys are DOUBLE AGENTS, why would any Western News Organization want to divulge secret identities? I don't get that at all.
This is just a simple diversion CHUCK. Interesting verbal 'Give and Take". You do understand DEBATING don't you? It's at least good to try to find out what the people are thinking. Of course, that is only if we are actually DEBATING with REAL PEOPLE. I went to work in the government pulledpork to try to make it BETTER, since it had been so BAD. I HATED the government thru my college years so it finally dawned on me that if it was to be made better then "WE THE PEOPLE" had to make it better. And I think I did a very good job of it, but a vast majority of the people who also worked for the government were not smart or nice. I had my share of being sent to my Supervisors office for wanting to "HELP PEOPLE TOO MUCH". I tended to be able to read thru all of the mumbo-jumbo the government printed out and be able to help citizens they way they were supposed to be helped. So, it was a LOVE-HATE relationship to say the least with my comrades. That's why I understand some of the IRS mess and even the other's. In today's NYT William Barr, former US Attorney Gen, writes: "The United States and it's allies were trying to locate a master bomb builder affiliated with Al-Queda....a group that was extremely difficult to penetrate....an agent was inserted inside the group. Although that agent succeeded in foiling one serious bombing plot against the U.S, he was rendered ineffective once his existence was disclosed." So, it seems the AP divulged his identity? This is being investigated so we'll see but if that is true, Why does any News Organization want to divulge who our SPIES are? Now, I do want to know if the government is spying on ME or not treating me right. I was not treated "right" back in the 70's, for the most part things have worked out very well since then.
The PARANOIA and loss of FREEDOMS that enveloped myself and my friends, most of us college students, during NIXON'S REIGN, SURPASS any that you guys say we're experiencing now. The FRIGHT and FEARS that NIXON'S Admin. doled out were felt by the majority of us who were young, getting educated and trying to "make it in the world." Most of us felt there wasn't a future even though we continued to PRESS ON with our PLANS. There weren't jobs back then either and there was an OIL CRISIS (now it seems that was a HUGE LIE). I spent many very freezing cold nights with out oil heat because I couldn't afford it. I even received food stamps for two months while a college student. since I couldn't afford FOOD!. Once again AFCHIEF, I didn't say Republican Rich, I just said GREEDY RICH. That covers many more people. And I'd rather support a DOPE SMOKING PRESIDENT rather that just a complete DOPE (GEORGE that is).
The common denominator Geoff is that the Republicans are CREEPY, OUT OF TOUCH and UNCONCERNED about the real problems that are facing Americans. Such as HEALTH CARE, the GREEDY RICH, NO JOBS and an ENVIRONMENT in TURMOIL. It's called DISTRACTIONS, Geoff and it keeps them from GOVERNING
Mr. Levy: "When I was in college America was shocked that a president of the United States had an "enemies list." And I say to you Mr. Levy, What America are you talkin' about? I was a college student then also and NONE of the people I knew (except the oldie folk) were SHOCKED that Nixon had an enemies list. Nixon was OUT OF IT TOO. He was a PARANOID MANIAC and the young people knew it. I was participating in Anti-War Demonstrations in Washington DC and absolutely NO ONE thought the GOVERNMENT had any sense or was a decent organization. You're just NUTZ to believe that President Obama is "channeling" Nixon. Nixon was auditing my Father-in Laws taxes every year because he subscribed to RAMPARTS magazine. My father-in-law was a hard working PHYSICIAN and that's a FACT and not alleged, so, You're creepy Mr. Levy.
President Obama's approval ratings are at 54% because they are the SMART people who are sick and tired of the Idiotic and Shameful Republican mindset that is constantly Political instead of constantly American. I've never liked the IRS but as a former Government Employee I can entirely understand and believe that it might have been "Lower Level" Employees just trying to figure out how to Interpret the Law. The "People" at the top might have even told them "Just do the best you can." How do I know? Because it happened to me many times as a Social Worker, when NEW rules/laws would come down from Washington DC and bunches of us had "different interpretations" of how we were to implement the changes. It was maddening. The Supervisors themselves at times had no clue to what was going on. I'll just wait to hear about the AP mess which I find to be the worst. Hopefully the answers are appropriate. Forget about Benghazi as it's just another very sad circumstance we found ourselves in after the removal of Kadaffi. Mr. Levy you are WAY WAY OUT OF IT.
God Forbid, ACTUALLY, if your child or family member were KILLED in IRAQ or VIETNAM. The DENIAL MODE that most of you are in of PAST HISTORY is APPALLING. The RIGHT WING TARGETED the "LEFT WING" back in the 60's and 70's thru the IRS and my Father-in-Law was on the "LIST" because he subscribed to RAMPARTS MAGAZINE. For Nixon's entire time in office his TAXES were AUDITED. Where was the OUTRAGE THEN? You guys, this is all sickening B*ST and you are beyond DISGUSTING.
Apparently Geoff, a few women died of a perforated uterus, another died of blood poisoning and yet another died after having been given too much Demerol. Countless women suffered horrible injuries. This physician it seems was almost performing back-alley abortions. Many of the abortions were actually illegal because they were performed beyond the 20 week time limit. These were women who were poor, immigrants and also illegals. I do not like saying this but I also believe many of these women were quite ignorant about abortion proceedures and they of course were not witness to the horrors afterwards. You quoted Jim Heim, "Those who refuse to protect their children deserve no sympathy." Many of these women were trying to protect the children that they already had because they were poor and just couldn't afford to care for any more children. Life is full of tragedies but like accidents some are of course probably preventable. The Mass shooting at Sandy Hook was a tragedy that was preventable. There were two irresponsible parents who allowed their mentally ill son access to guns. That's beyond criminal. It was MURDEROUS.
You just refuse to see the TRUTH don't you Geoff? Who wants to lock up gun owners? NO ONE. Who wants to lock up IRRESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS? Almost everyone, since almost 90% of Americans want Criminal Background Checks before someone can purchase a gun. The result being that many (but again, not all) IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE won't be able to purchase a gun. And Geoff, your bring up the Abortion Doctor who Murdered Babies has nothing to do with what this discussion is about. He was a physician who performed LEGAL ABORTIONS....until he began to KILL some of them. That's ILLEGAL. I think he's on trial for what he did, isn't he Geoff? He's an IRRESPONSIBLE IDIOT SICKO CRIMINAL.
There are accidents and there are ACCIDENTS. To me, the first are those that "just happen". They are due to either being "unlucky", accident prone, or probably perhaps "being in the wrong place at the wrong time". ACCIDENTS, though are the ones that were/are, probably/possibly PREVENTABLE. Children who are KILLED or who KILL because of the proximity of LOADED FIREARMS to their BEINGS, I feel fits that definition that I gave of being PREVENTABLE. Accidents still happen to RESPONSIBLE people of course but they happen far less than to those who are careless and IRRESPONSIBLE. In NC the Child Abuse Laws includes this one: "When a child lives in an unsafe environment." So, then, What is an UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT? When Mom and Dad are rolling joints on the kitchen table and/or When Mom and Dad are LOADING BULLETS into their guns? Both? Neither? The first one? The second one? You gun-loving wackos are awful. NO ONE'S GONNA TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY, YOU BABIES.
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