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  •  I'm talking about the "intelligence community" (1+ / 0-)
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    Not the pols.

    And, mind you, Clinton/Kerry/Biden also match quite well the definition of "lifers" in their own ways, looking out first for their own pension plan aka corporate board seats, book deals, lucrative slots on the rubber-chicken circuit, charitable foundations in their name, etc.

    I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

    by Farugia on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:33:46 PM PDT

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    •  I don't mind "lifers" running our systems (1+ / 0-)
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      It takes time to build up skills and learn from trial and error in life.

      I want someone who knows what the hell they are doing when they start running my electric grid or keeping the nukes secured or building 1000 foot bridges.

      At some point in time, everyone can't run around jumping job to job just because corporate america shoots the bullets. Security and stability are valuable components to a society at times.

      One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. --Carl Jung

      by bronte17 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 07:35:55 PM PDT

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      •  too late (0+ / 0-)

        in seeing them to rec your other comments here, but they were all spot on and well said as usual - Thx

        Money speaks for money, the devil for his own... Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone?

        by LeftOverAmerica on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:32:34 PM PDT

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