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  •  Umm, just by being an American in Bogota (0+ / 0-)

    you're eminently kidnappable.   And maybe we shouldn't be hiring diplomats who can't control their spending habits in the first place.

    Your third paragraph brings up an excellent point, however, because CIA agents shouldn't be exempt from anything.  Quite frankly, the sooner the CIA is eliminated entirely, the better.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:23:18 PM PDT

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    •  You're the proponent of a disclosure requirement (3+ / 0-)
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      That is going to 28,000 career civil servants (i.e., not political appointees) at risk for identity theft and potentially puts the safety of foreign service officers and their families in jeopardy. A policy that National Academy of Public Administration has said is a bad idea.

      So how about you explain why you need to be able to look up how much the Executive Director of the Marine Mammals Protection Commission's house is worth and the value of her IRA online, rather than filing a request for that information if you want to know.

      •  I didn't say anything about (0+ / 0-)

        "political appointees."  Otherwise, you're making my point.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:13:59 PM PDT

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        •  Good point, brah! (0+ / 0-)

          It's totally clear what you're saying. And saying "you're making my point" without elaboration is a totally legitimate argument.

          (Note to self: The argument section for your next reply brief should be "Respondent doesn't realize it has fallen into the Undersigned's trap." Then move on to the conclusion section.)

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