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  •  Except...a lot of the people who were going to (3+ / 0-)
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    have to make public disclosures now don't.

    At all.

    Are Treasury and Justice headed by "honest people"?

    He's stacked the FDA with Monsanto Executives.

    We've the resulting corruption already and it is horrific.  It's a dead gulf.  It's torturers walking free.  

    And the pay off is going to be mega-million dollar book deals and multi-million dollar speaking tours.

    And you know that.

    dEar Ellois: U send Fud down holez, we no eaTz u. That iz deAl. No forget. MooRlockz Haz 2 eats. Stoopid Elloiz.

    by JesseCW on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:02:33 AM PDT

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    •  i'm outraged (2+ / 0-)
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      that people are getting away with calling me a liar and discrediting me and claiming "this is just a three-month delay"

      the facts are so obvious and out there and people are reading it and willingly ignoring them because Obama signed off on it!

      i just can't believe how many ignorant people can stare at reality and just say "nawww, Obama's alright, this can't be..."

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:10:02 AM PDT

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      •  You're dealing with people who don't (2+ / 0-)
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        read the article OR the attempted rebuttal.

        A lot of them are here because someone posted a link on Facebook about that hater aquadito telling lies on "O".

        All they know is that they're angry, and you're the asshole that made them angry!  Everything you've posted has to be a lie, because you've said that the President did something bad (never mind your criticism of Congress, that's irrelevant) and it's possible that the greatest President in history did something bad!

        There comes a point when taking people like this seriously is just self-harm.

        dEar Ellois: U send Fud down holez, we no eaTz u. That iz deAl. No forget. MooRlockz Haz 2 eats. Stoopid Elloiz.

        by JesseCW on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:25:31 AM PDT

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    •  The parts that appear to be repealed (0+ / 0-)

      apply only to the publication of the materials on government websites...not that the forms themselves are no long required.

      •  and you don't care (0+ / 0-)

        about transparency? accountability? anything?

        the loss of these provisions in STOCK Act here just gives us less momentum to get real government ethics reform.

        this isn't something to shrug off, this is a major loss.

        it also sets the standard that there's a distinction between "public information" and "accessible over the internet by the public"

        seems stupid right? but these are the kinds of progressions that need to be on our side and not on the side of revolving door security through obscurity powerplayers.

        Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

        by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 01:40:40 PM PDT

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        •  Oh I agree completely. (0+ / 0-)

          I tipd and recd the diary first.

          I'm just chalking it up to an execution fuckup on the part of the administration rather than some sort of conspiracy. They got this law, didn't bother to learn how to implement it it or budget for implementing, and then basically gave up trying.

          I actually don't think they really care if its public information because these people have no shame and really dont give a shit if the public knows. And since the Washington Media is right there in bed with the same people (literally in bed in many cases), I doubt they'll even bother to make a big deal of it.

          Besides, this law as enrolled already had a loophole big enough to drive a truck through.

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