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Nick Anderson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 month ago

    Barry 0 is in charge.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    A US Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept then-secretary of state Colin Powell and some US ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.

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    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563601/cia-hid-harsh-post-911-interrogation-techniques-senate-investigation

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 month ago

    The Senators broke the law against looking at Top Secret documents without clearance, and the US law enforcement group known as the CIA did a criminal investigation and also took the lawful action of erasing all Classified documents from Senate computers.


    I hope they gaol all those lawbreaking Senators. The US no longer has any need of a legislative branch, since those legislators just want to illegally snoop on the legitimate, Classified operations of the US government, and the government could operate much more efficiently and effectively if the entire legislature were removed from the government.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 month ago

    A gov’t at odds with itself leaves windows open for these behaviors. In the late 60s and early 70s, the CIA was discovered to be financing it’s own operations with shadow corporations overseas. Hoover spied on Presidents and legislators alike.
    If congress was bipartisan instead of tribal, it would be able to form a stronger and more resilient wall against such behaviors, AND have the moral/ethical high ground in doing so. Sadly, their ends justifies means practices simply spread to other branches of our bureaucracy and the hydra of gridlock and bitterness just grows more heads, and ironically, the legislature WANTS some of those heads because they bite on ‘their’ behalf. Whether it’s attacking the president, or attacking conservatives for one of their actions/inactions, one man’s monster is another man’s guard dog.
    And the American people are the ones who get bit.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 month ago

    Those of you who grew up with computer terms might not appreciate the strangeness of seeing ordinary words appropriated toward new meanings.
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    The first time I read a glossy ad for “Word for Windows” I wondered what the heck that was. I told my father I had to buy a mouse pad, and he was taken aback (bachelor apartment, sanitary napkin, writing tablet?) I myself was somewhat irritated by the terms “menu,” " tool box, " and “file.” All the metaphors were strange and disconcerting, and took getting used to. (Particle physics terms are even worse!)
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    When you learn things in youth, you tend to internalize them and they become set and hardened. I suppose it’s why people even older than I am have such a hard time with computers. I’ve adapted, but I tend to choose Windows Classic desktops, and still prefer pull-down menus with word choices instead of cute, irritating icons. That animated paper clip character in Excel was the worst!
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    I think eventually people will forget to read because visual choices will cover all their wants; and forget to write due to speech recognition programs; maybe even forget to speak, if telepathic connections come about. Many people are already forgetting to think for themselves, in my opinion. (I read that somewhere on the Internet ; )

  6. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 1 month ago

    I think about Obama’s support for the lying SOB Brennan, and an ugly word comes to mind: impeachment. Not the circus barker ranting of the Palinesque Republicans, but a deadly serious consideration by statesmen. But since there are, maybe, two such people, all that will happen is that the ranting will get louder.

  7. opednance

    opednance said, about 1 month ago

    CIA staged a coup to overthrow the ELECTED prime minister of Iran in 1953 because he wanted to nationalize their oil which would take profits from BP. This led to the hostages being taken in 1979 and Iran’s continued mistrust of the US.
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    CIA activities in Central America contributed to the violence and unrest that is there now. How much of the current situation with CA immigrants can be attributed to CIA covert activities supporting brutal dictators and militias?
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    Secret prisons and torture after September 11th.
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    The list iof illegal activities in the 1950s and 1960s spelled out in the “family jewels” released in 2007.
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    Dianne Feinstein and most of Congress seemed OK with spying that happened to the public and other countries and only complain now that THEY were the target.

  8. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 1 month ago

    Opednance: well said. Chickens coming home to roost, and hypocritical politicians only concerned if THEIR ox gets gored.

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, about 1 month ago

    DANG that CIA and its snooping, spying, intrusion into the lives of innocent Americans who….


    Waitaminute, OBAMA is criticizing the CIA?


    God bless our wonderful CIA in its efforts to keep Americans safe in this dangerous world……

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 month ago

    @emptc12

    Most young kids today know that the diskette icon represents the save command, but they don’t know what a diskette is.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    The “transgressions” of the CIA go back to when it was the OSS, which was why there were SUPPOSED TO BE “restraints” placed on them, like no “homeland” actions, which were left up to Hoover and the FBI, and of course J.Edgar never overstepped the bounds! HAR!

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