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erronis

(14,178 posts)
33. conspiratorial, are we?
Tue Mar 18, 2014, 05:52 PM
Mar 2014

Yes - I am. Having worked with the parasites gathered around the corpse of this democratic experiment (sorry, I meant the Beltway Bandits), I think the dark force that gathers this together is nothing more than common human greed.

Every Booz-Allen, SAIC, Unisys-style player wants this travesty to go on as long as possible.

You only have to look at the McMansions perched above the Potomac to realize that these aren't being built based on normal government salaries. They are the excretions of the bloodsuckers of the public wealth. Lobbyists, revolving-door bureaucrats now ensconced as officers of the corporate pirates, political scum who couldn't stay in office for vice, opportunists and evangelists.

This isn't a after thought to that other thread is it? William769 Mar 2014 #1
it wasn't til you mentioned it xchrom Mar 2014 #22
Yeah but it's just metadata so it's no big deal. Autumn Mar 2014 #2
You know how they were convinced that messages were being sent back and forth through gaming Baitball Blogger Mar 2014 #3
Swallow a "Nationís Telephone Network Whole" snooper2 Mar 2014 #4
Well if the to (sic) geographical locations are identical then there no need for the phone hootinholler Mar 2014 #7
Swallowing a 'Telephone Network Whole' might lead to severe indigestion. lumpy Mar 2014 #30
Bart Gellman is a commie putinista poopiehead Luminous Animal Mar 2014 #5
Why is Gandalf playing an electric guitar? Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #9
The NSA needs to spend more on illustrators. Luminous Animal Mar 2014 #11
I know, right? Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #23
K & R !!! WillyT Mar 2014 #6
Okay, it's scary but sort of sexy at the same time. Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #8
I'm just glad I'm not the only one. AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #25
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, "We are all in the gutter..." Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #27
Link to the WaPo article Luminous Animal Mar 2014 #10
The NSA can gather all the data it wants but it has to be able to pick out the important info .... spin Mar 2014 #12
either way it's a win for them Locrian Mar 2014 #18
If you are right and I suspect you are ... spin Mar 2014 #31
conspiratorial, are we? erronis Mar 2014 #33
I think you pretty much nailed it Locrian Mar 2014 #34
Sorry Amigo Savannahmann Mar 2014 #13
Please notice that this is UNCLASSIFIED. MineralMan Mar 2014 #14
Duh. Kind of hard to miss that. Autumn Mar 2014 #17
Yes, it is, isn't it. MineralMan Mar 2014 #19
No evidence. Autumn Mar 2014 #20
OK. MineralMan Mar 2014 #21
Then this Guardian article confuses me. AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #26
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Tierra_y_Libertad Mar 2014 #15
I'm going to prank call people in Iran and Syria just to confuse the NSA. Vashta Nerada Mar 2014 #16
Yottabite Octafish Mar 2014 #24
I hope all the people who tried to spin the crap that the NSA does not have time to listen to calls djean111 Mar 2014 #28
That pretty much nails the spin. Pholus Mar 2014 #29
I actually nailed that spin months ago, but I may as well have been talking in tongues. djean111 Mar 2014 #32
I was hoping for an administration of good listeners, but this is becoming ridiculous... adirondacker Mar 2014 #35
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