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14 February 2018 - 02:42
14 February 2018 - 03:01

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43050030

Which is actually pretty unfair. The President can get anyone a security clearance. Comes with the job. Just like he can declassify anything he wants.

This system has worked pretty well for us so far.

What we really need is for voters to actually think a little bit about who they actually vote for. Most people that run for that office are not complete nutcase idiots. We may not like their politics all that well but we can usually assume that they are not out to actually destroy the country because of some ignorant fantasy.

Just about every President we have had, since security background checks started, have had some staff that had some problems. Most were either "let go" or they got the clearances anyway. Rs in Congress were outraged that some of Pres Clinton's staff had criminal records (pot charges).

Can't say I was a huge fan of Pres Clinton. Can't say I have ever been a big fan of any of the Presidents in my life time. But I really thought that Pres Bush (W - the Shrub) was about as bad as it could get (ignoring Pres Nixon). But we elect these guys and they, historically, generally do better than we fear they will. Most were probably safe to be around as long as you keep them in front of you. Most would probably make decent neighbors if you ended up living next door to them.

Now it seems that we really don't get all that upset if people are simply known, fairly publicly, as frauds.

Why on earth should we be concerned with who is getting security clearances in an Administration headed by Pres Trump. He has a security clearance. We, the citizens of the USA, gave it to him. Now we should be concerned with the people he decides to hire?

17 February 2018 - 04:32

One of the businesses that probably have had a small bump up in business since the last Presidential election. I am sure some rich buggers don't have one or needed a more up to date one.

Got thinking about that when I read this.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42969877

04 March 2018 - 18:12

Would really be nice if people put off publicly stating policy goals with strictly the US budget in mind would actually check into our international contractual agreements first.

Would probably be good if any of the Administration actually had work experience in real business.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/international-space-station-commercialized-1.4543351

16 March 2018 - 22:36

Something that actually sounds like there is some good sense behind it. And about time as the damned outfit is pushing 20 years old.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/15/dan-coats-dni-intelligence-overhaul-466619

This is too bad but certainly not shocking. May well be a name few actually recognize. There are actually a number of Congressional Members, even in the house, regardless of Party that really do try to represent their constituency and work hard and don't spend their time calling each other names. She was one of the good people.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/16/rep-louise-slaughter-dies-467200?lo=ap_c1

22 March 2018 - 18:23

I think, though, that it is possible that this guy (R political consultant from Florida) doesn't really like our President.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/only-ryan-and-mcconnell-can-pen-in-tyrannosaurus-trump?ref=scroll