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Gangster government

November 24, 2013

Are the latest revelations of government corruption surprising? Those in government who knowingly perform illegal activity justify their actions by saying they were just following orders....

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ToTEXASfromPA

Nov-25-13 9:22 PM

"Nobody fired BP Oil Spill"

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In the corporate world, BP replaced CEO Tony Hayward with Robert Dudley

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Capricorn1

Nov-25-13 6:26 AM

The U-3 unemployment rate that is widely reported is very misleading because it is not all inclusive of those not actually working. To get a better picture of the actual unemployment rate you also have to look at U-4 thru U-6. Those numbers are less favorable.

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MrShaman

Nov-25-13 5:50 AM

"And speaking of gangster government...

Last week, the Post reported that during the 2012 presidential campaign, US census data was manipulated to demonstrate a favorable decrease in unemployment from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 in September." - USABorn

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"...the Post...". LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How "legitimate" that sounds!!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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See:

No, Obama Did Not Fake The Unemployment Rate

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USABorn

Nov-25-13 4:37 AM

And speaking of gangster government...

Last week, the Post reported that during the 2012 presidential campaign, US census data was manipulated to demonstrate a favorable decrease in unemployment from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 in September. The steep decline indicated Obama’s economy was looking much better. However, not only were these numbers false, but the US Census knew it. The manipulating of data had been going on for some time.

Normally, the Census is administrated by the Chief of the Commerce dept. Obama decided that Emanuel would be a superior overseer.

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USABorn

Nov-25-13 4:32 AM

By the way, anyone notice the taxpayers are on the hook AGAIN? For the $139 MILLION lost on Fisker Auto Loan.

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MrShaman

Nov-24-13 6:00 PM

"9/11 - Nobody fired Benghazi - Nobody fired Fast & Furious - Nobody fired BP Oil Spill - Nobody fired IRS Political Targeting - Nobody fired ACA Rollout - Nobody fired" - eriklatranyi

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I'd say you "conservatives" have plenty on your "plate", as it is.

You want "action"????

How 'bout you "step-up, to the plate", first....and, get some "scalps" for the whole WMD-HOAX, FIRST???!!!

You TALK, a big game...but, you're pretty-much cowards, when it comes to prioritizing.

You wanna "support the troops"??? How 'bout you "support" those 4000+, who were sacrificed for NOTHING (except, maybe, the bumper-sticker industry)???!!!!!

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MrShaman

Nov-24-13 5:10 PM

"and, your proof about all this?" - radioactive

Don't bother. No matter how often you blow-up their various, paranoid fairy-tales....you know they're already workin' on the next one.

At the very-least, there's always a joke in everything they say.

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MrShaman

Nov-24-13 5:04 PM

"Are the latest revelations of government corruption surprising?"

Yeah...I think MOST people have gotten a "little" tired o' the various "conspiracies" you T-Bagging' Ted Cruz fans have dreamed-up.

Surprised?? Not really. Not much, anymore, anyhow...

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underwood

Nov-24-13 1:09 PM

Jim, would you happen to be talking about your experience with the Audiology Department at WB? If so, I’ll add incompetence and inferior products. After years of dealing with them it was apparent I needed more than my latest device was giving me. I asked if the program could be changed to give me a little more help and was told he’d been doing this for years and didn’t need anyone telling him how to do his job and I should just accept what he gave me like all of the other old guys did.

I broke down and bought a state of the art, name brand device. The product and service are light years ahead of what I’d gotten from the VA and I don’t have to waste a day going to WB. I really feel for those other old guys.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 12:18 PM

We had a couple of government people on site permanently, but they served as inspectors to make sure we complied with contractual obligations. -Phil

Phil, that is what I was trying to explain to Shaman the other day regarding the Obamacare database contract. I can assure you, the administration was NOT left in the dark regarding the problems they were having.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 12:13 PM

Chuck can you give me some examples of these "privatized government agencies" so I have a better idea what you're talking about?

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underwood

Nov-24-13 12:09 PM

I retired from a Fortune 500 company that made medium caliber ammunition for the military and I can assure you that it was a private company. We had a couple of government people on site permanently, but they served as inspectors to make sure we complied with contractual obligations. One of them became my fishing buddy, but that didn’t keep him from critically examining my work and we had to be very careful that nothing transpired between us that could be considered a bribe or favor.

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CaymanJim

Nov-24-13 12:08 PM

Spend some time waiting in line at a VA hospital. Not only are some of those employees lazy and difficult to work with, they are arrogant while doing it.

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 11:52 AM

Capricorn1 there are government contracts and contractors but they are not the same 'private' which is what the right wing says they have done. In order for it to be a private enterprise the government should not be their sole client and benefactor.

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mikekerstetter

Nov-24-13 11:19 AM

Chuck, I had an interesting conversation with a cousin a few months back on public employee pensions and public employees. He was, interestingly, slamming public employees because they were being paid by the taxpayer and he said the public employees pensions were subsidized by him and it wasn't fair. The interesting part, which I gladly pointed out to him, was that he was working for ACF, who received a lot of money in state and federal grants which allowed ACF to reopen. In effect, his employment was supplemented by the taxpayer with no benefit to them. Public employees are at least performing a service for their compensation.

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underwood

Nov-24-13 9:38 AM

I’ll have to agree with both Mike and Cap. The problem isn’t individual workers; they’re no different than other individual workers. The problem is the system fails to provide incentives, both negative and positive. Those incentives ARE present in most private jobs. The exception is closed union shops, which come close to government in providing the wrong incentives.

Government waste goes well beyond individual workers salaries, benefits and tenure.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 9:25 AM

Chuck, let me give you a great example of government duplication and waste. I was involved in the testing of a weapons platform with a government contractor. Prior to being awarded the contract, they had six data collectors performing basically the same tasks in an effort to capture the required data. Once the contract was turned over, the company I worked for installed two data collectors and they were still able to capture all the required data. This is just one example of duplicate and redundant manpower within government.

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 9:05 AM

The private company is not it gets paid from the government to perform those duties once performed by a government employee. It is not really a private company at all. -Reeder

Chuck, they are called government contractors and they are not limited to strictly government contracts. In most cases the employees don't enjoy the stability that many government employees do. Government will never go out of business. It's this sense of stability that often leads to complacency and laziness; just as tenure can in the private sector.

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:47 AM

Guess where they get the 'qualified' people to run the new privatized government agencies? The government.

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:19 AM

"Kerstetter's panties are in wad again, another exposes his ignorance." Bobbie2

I think Mike exposed yours!

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CMReeder

Nov-24-13 8:17 AM

I love it when the right talks about privatizing government functions and services. They are private in name only for the government is still collecting money from the taxpayers for those services. The private company is not it gets paid from the government to perform those duties once performed by a government employee. It is not really a private company at all.

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mikekerstetter

Nov-24-13 7:57 AM

Mim, the DA is an elected official, not a Public Employee. There is a difference.

And it 'sleight' of hand, not 'slide' of hand.

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MimLogue

Nov-24-13 7:38 AM

When public sector emloyees get blatantly powerful and refuse to do their job it is time to go , As the slide of hand trick blaming landlords for the rise in crime in Williamsport and county most burgs blame their most powerful man on the crime job the DA not here?? he or his right hand man Osokov were never mentioned/I find this hilarious!Phony baloney Mark Maroney is good at what he does.

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mikekerstetter

Nov-24-13 7:21 AM

MimLogue-"oh yeah and the water authority policy is still wrong. it is still hurting the city big time!! just thought i would throw that in."

You just had to know THAT was coming.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 7:11 AM

9/11 - Nobody fired Benghazi - Nobody fired Fast & Furious - Nobody fired BP Oil Spill - Nobody fired IRS Political Targeting - Nobody fired ACA Rollout - Nobody fired

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