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Top Secret America

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Washington Post spent two years investigating the increase in classified agencies in the wake of 9/11. They've begun rolling out stories today.

  2. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Wow. Many thanks for posting. This stuff is awesome.

    I guess "You just can't throw money at a problem" doesn't apply to the military-intelligence complex.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Drudge was promoting this all weekend.

    But is anyone surprised?

    A huge government bureaucracy with redundancies and more paperwork produced than could ever be consumed?

    If you look at any government agenda -- eduction, fighting poverty, health care -- you're going to find similar problems.

    That doesn't mean they shouldn't be addressed. They should.

    And they should start with things like earmarks. You don't get a facility in your district because it will make you look good. Facilities will be built when & where they are necessary.

    Same goes with contracts. No unnecessary contract to the firm that has an office in your district.

    And if you all think this is bad, just watch what's going to happen with healthcare.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Funny. All I heard on this front between 2001 and 2008 were crickets.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    You are aware that this is a bureaucracy largely created during the previous presidential administration, yes?
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    I'm willing to criticize either side -- or both sides -- when they deserve it.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Second story is about the number of contractors used by the USG. Nobody is sure how many are working for the government.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Read both parts. So far nothing earth shattering has come out. Obviously a lot of time and effort put into the story. Hopefully they have been holding the juicy stuff for later in week.

    It did give me pause though to learn that The Post agreed to hold some stuff at behest of some govt agencies.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A bloated government agency?

  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The word redundant comes to mind.
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    And yet you can't help taking a shot at one particular side, both in your health care crack and in your list of "government agendas."
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    It's all part of the plan.
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