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  •  They just don't want to be the fall guy (7+ / 0-)

    It's an age-old story of a guy or department doing exactly what they are told until it becomes public, then the boss pretends he never knew anything about it.

    None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

    by gjohnsit on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 04:30:06 PM PDT

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    •  Sure, Clapper's history shows he'll tell (1+ / 0-)
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      come clean and clear everything up - he's just regular government employee trying to do an honest job.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 05:18:21 PM PDT

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      •  Never said that (0+ / 0-)

        Clapper is a creep and he was doing bad things, but that doesn't mean he wasn't told to do bad things.

        None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

        by gjohnsit on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 09:25:27 PM PDT

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    •  The intro to Mission Impossible, on steroids. (0+ / 0-)

      Perhaps the Powers That Be are surprised the American public hasn't already been thoroughly conditioned by the constant repetition of "As always, should you or any of your I.M. Force be caught or killed, the Secretary President will disavow any knowledge of your actions."

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

      by lotlizard on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 01:58:29 AM PDT

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