“In the last job I held, if I took a sick day the work would pile up. I would return to a stack of paperwork several inches thick on my desk and an inbox full of emails that needed tending to. That was in addition to the work that would come my way throughout the day.
I dreaded having to take a sick day. The only time I took more than one day off in a row I was in the hospital.”
“I like that one side is business attire and the other side is casual because people who wear fancy clothing don't have drug problems.”
DallasDon on Nov 16, 2012 at 23:21:44
“Yeah, tell me about it. I work in law firm, I've seen everytype of person with a drug problem. And I'm not just talking about clients either. I've known attorneys and judges with major drug problems.”
“I don't believe the CIA and WH intended to tell the whole story ever. We've already found their first version of events was bogus.
If anybody thinks it's okay to endanger American lives it must be the CIA, who stationed those people there and obviously didn't equip them well enough to hold the compound.
The CIA's activities worldwide have to be questioned by the American people and we depend on a free media to deliver the facts otherwise we are blind.
I guess there are people who believe our government should have free rein to do whatever it wants, but I'm not one of them.”
Blaze Grey on Nov 2, 2012 at 20:39:23
“Not free reign. That is a stretch of what I said. I do not think that, and never have.
However, you are making every effort to implicate the President in a series of events that he had little to do with.
Furthermore, there is a line between being completely honest, and doing what must be done for the good of all. We have to have faith in our government to do what it must to meet both points, which is not always easy.
You see the situation as being absolute black and white. I do not. Perhaps that is the real difference here.”
“"It's understandable that editors would honor the CIA's request to hold back a detail for security reasons."
No, it's not. The Government pulls the security card for just about everything that makes them look bad. It's not the media's job to hide the CIA's activities.
The CIA perhaps should have done a better job of keeping their operation covert, especially from the enemy that showed up at their doorstep with better intelligence and better fighting capabilities.”
Blaze Grey on Nov 2, 2012 at 18:21:45
“It possible that the enemy had no idea what was going on, and were just hitting an American target.
The side effect is that other missions and operations would have been endangered, along with operatives in the field, if the White House and CIA had told the whole story right away.
So, your argument comes down to, "It's okay to endanger American lives so long as I get all the answers I want, when I want them."
Security isn't a game. When mistakes are made, people die. I would much rather be fed a small lie than know that more American lives were lost because I demanded a truth that caused it.
Of course, I get how National Security actually works, too.”
ducky of earl on Nov 2, 2012 at 18:14:12
“Which, if we had been prepared and killed the enemy the multitudes would be screaming about too (unwarranted attack on innocents - an don't give us the security card excuse, blah, blah, blah). Just because somebody pulls a "card" does not mean it isn't valid. I am glad that the US security is NOT left to the media and forum posters. But that is just me.”
Christopher Nagy on Nov 2, 2012 at 18:10:25
“Do you want to be the editor who goes ahead on publishing sensitive data and gets US operatives killed? Look at the outrage over 4 US citizens dead.”
“This is a good test of how consistently "Justice" is applied in America. Either Issa should be imprisoned indefinitely or Bradley Manning should be set free.
The last time I did jury duty we got a speech about the importance of our service and our laws and that everyone be held to the same standards. I don't know how the judge could keep a straight face when we keep seeing the elites get special treatment.”
“Sure, where are the AQ trained explosives experts that are out to get us? The people who know how to make real explosives. And where are the terrorist masterminds?
Instead we keep hearing about the FBI arresting a terrorist for going through with a plan crafted by the feds, using fake explosives provided by the feds.”
Lib Independant on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:55:03
“For what you've said to work, the mastermind would have to be unknown by any intelligence agency, would have to get access to all the materials needed without triggering alarms, have contacts that are not double agents and probably be non-Muslim.”
“How stupid do you have to be to fall for this sting? I've lost count of the "terrorists" they've arrested with this. What I'd like to see is the FBI catch a person that actually has the ability to make and deploy their own explosives instead of the fake explosives provided by the feds or at least catch a guy working for an actual terror group and not an undercover agent.
The government keeps telling us they are out to get us so where are those arrests?”
DingoDango on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:51:56
“So...you're disappointed that this guy actually thought he was dealing with real bad guy and was actually dealing with the FBI? Seriously?”
NefariousLord on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:34:12
“Its the old Machiavellian strategy inside of the Hegelian dialectic. They first must create the problems so that they can swoop in with the preconceived plan to "save the day" in an effort to proclaim to be heroes and justify their budget. Welcome to the 4th reich.”
Lib Independant on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:32:52
“So you prefer it be more dangerous? Like the underwear bomber?”
“I'd be tempted to agree with you if she were a drunk on the streets instead of having walked into their bedroom in the dead of night. Imagine waking up to a stranger at your bedroom door. What do you do? Do you ask if they need help? If I were in their shoes my first assumption would be that the intruder is there to do me harm so I can't blame the couple for feeling threatened.”
ClarcKing on Oct 11, 2012 at 13:18:30
“I am sure my perspective is not entirely correct, I share a perspective formed from 3000 miles away, commenting on the general rationale and legal system. However, shooting what now appears to be an intoxicated woman, and then prosecuting her for illegal entry, all reasonable, simply does not sit with me well. I believe we are protecting the homeowner here, who was never in danger.
I do believe this women needs help and hope this incident will be the unfortunate leason and impetus for getting that help.
“They should all be fired instead. With the unemployment rate being what it is there would be no trouble replacing them.
Maybe then they'd hire people with some morals, unlike the men featured in the video above. The two who started the beating and the others that showed up, saw what was going on, and did nothing to stop it.”
BoshSpong on Oct 4, 2012 at 09:33:36
“Nowhere in this planet have I ever witnessed the brutality and extreme rudness that police use in this country.
Nowhere are police given a pass by the frightened citizens as they receive here
It appears that since 9-11 all persons of authority have become little dictators with license to gas, beat, torture and kill whomever.”
According to this article they've been spending millions of dollars a year trying to do just that.
As for the Crusades, if people want to gather their Christian buddies, grab some rifles, and head on over to the Middle East, I suppose that is none of my business as long as it doesn't involve the taxpayer-funded United States Military.”
“"Currently, U.S. troops rely for protection on one or more "guardian angels," a member of the unit with a round chambered in his weapon, constantly watching the Afghans in the area with whom they are assigned to work."
Sounds like a winning strategy because nothing wins hearts and minds like working for the Americans at gunpoint.”
Amock4U on Oct 3, 2012 at 02:20:40
“Who cares if we win their hearts or their minds the goal is to decrease the number of Americans coming home in the horizontal position. These folks will NEVER like us and as long as we are killing them I am happy. Just one less "Radical for All*h" as I see it.
I can now see the REASON for the Crusades!”
ROADMASTER57 on Oct 2, 2012 at 23:25:31
“alphabet boy. Did you read the article. Under the current management of this war, the only alternative to taking one in the back at the hands of our partners is to be locked and loaded, ready to rock and roll. Anyway, blame it on the Commander in Chief for finally giving the boys and girls live ammo to defend themselves in the company of our Afghan brothers.”