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Sketch

Trad climber
Not Skip T
Aug 8, 2014 - 06:59am PT
Those 31 potential incidents stack up against the 3,000 votes in the four states with strict ID laws that have been rejected for lack of ID.

Are there any other government situations where identification matters and documentation is not required?
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Aug 8, 2014 - 06:59am PT
That didn't take long:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/08/us-military-launches-airstrikes-on-terror-targets-in-iraq/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 8, 2014 - 07:08am PT
I thought we were done with Iraq? Why are we so intent on thwarting Darwin?
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 8, 2014 - 07:09am PT
who needs ohio anyways..algea will go away..
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 8, 2014 - 07:13am PT
More than half of the federal government’s inspectors general have joined to lodge a formal complaint that the Obama administration places “serious limitations” on their ability to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse.

A total of 47 of the 73 government watchdogs sent the unprecedented letter to leaders of two congressional committees, Fox News reported.

In their complaint, the inspectors general say:


Agency actions that limit, condition, or delay access thus have profoundly negative consequences for our work: they make us less effective, encourage other agencies to take similar actions in the future, and erode the morale of the dedicated professionals that make up our staffs.

The watchdogs include IGs from the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice. They wrote Tuesday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

They call on the oversight leaders to reaffirm the commitment of Congress to helping IGs combat waste, fraud, and abuse, and to exert “all available powers to enforce” access to agencies that refuse to comply.

Government bureaus, the IGs write, typically prevented them from obtaining relevant information by calling it “privileged.” These restrictions, they add, risk “leaving the agencies insulated from scrutiny and unacceptably vulnerable to mismanagement and misconduct — the very problems that our offices were established to review and that the American people expect us to be able to address.”

The IGs describe three specific instances in which government agencies would not give them access to records and other information needed to do their oversight work properly:


http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/07/governments-watchdogs-say-theyre-stonewalled/
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Aug 8, 2014 - 07:17am PT
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting the ultimate practitioner. This is the way it was and will be. This way and not some other.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Aug 8, 2014 - 08:28am PT
Since the Dems are the legacy pro slavery party,


And Lincoln was a Republican.

Which of course means Issa is fighting for justice.

That angle is so pathetic.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 8, 2014 - 09:50am PT
Not if your mind is stuck in 200 years ago.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Now we are paying for obfuscation lessons.

After suffering through a striking number of rough grillings at the hands of Congress, State Department officials have approved a contract worth up to $545,000 to help train themselves for how to brief lawmakers and to testify at hearings.

The contract with Orlando, Florida-based AMTIS, Inc. includes classes entitled “Communicating with Congress: Briefing and Testifying” and pays for one-on-one sessions to hold a mock hearing with questioners playing the role of lawmakers asking hard questions of the would-be witnesses



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/7/state-department-hires-testimony-coach-to-prepare-/

Norton

Social climber
quitcherbellyachin
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:05am PT
so what, TGT?

why don't you rail against the tens of billions of dollars in tax credit given to the oil companies every single year, to help them get "started"?

you know, those credits that only your bought and paid for Republicans refuse to talk about....

huh, bunky?
crankster

Trad climber
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:06am PT
I'm leery of your media sources, martini...the Wa Times and, what, the Daily Signal, the Heritage Foundation's mouthpiece?...yikes. Kind of explains things.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:09am PT
crankster, that's been TGT's MO for years.

Cut & paste & run.

As far as TGT is concerned, the more rightwing & irrational, the better. Fox News is a little 'lite' for his tastes.
jammer

climber
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:17am PT
So congress used things like benghazi to illegitimately attempt to discredit various Obama appointees, solely for the purpose of playing political power games (see how the GOP just voted to let corporations keep all their money overseas, thus relinquishing them from doing anything to help America, so their political power games are NOT played for Americas benefit), and the people being attacked took steps to protect themselves from the insane and illogical attacks waged by congressional republicans, and you have a problem with it TGT? Huh? Shouldn't you be more pissed about the likely millions or billions of dollars wasted by congressional republicans raising funds and generally "campaigning" for the benghazi scandal among other wastes of time/money? You are not very smart...or you are purposefully ignorant...either way...your not worth listening to...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:22am PT
"why don't you rail against the tens of billions of dollars in tax credit given to the oil companies every single year, to help them get "started"?"

Perhaps because, if I remember correctly, TGT's line of work may get some 'trickle down' benefit from those oil companies.
Sketch

Trad climber
Not Skip T
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:30am PT
Norton

why don't you rail against the tens of billions of dollars in tax credit given to the oil companies every single year, to help them get "started"?

It's not tens of billions. It's around 2.4 billion.

Even when a number is obscenely large, why do you overstate it?
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 8, 2014 - 10:40am PT
Remember, Sketch...he's got a life, and might not respond immediately.

Before you get all pissy about that, how about you expressing your opinion of oil companies receiving those kinds of tax benefits?

Or the bill that was recently defeated by the GOP that would have ended tax breaks for corporations that offshore jobs?
Sketch

Trad climber
Not Skip T
Aug 8, 2014 - 11:29am PT
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy

Aug 8, 2014 - 10:40am PT
Remember, Sketch...he's got a life, and might not respond immediately.

Before you get all pissy about that, how about you expressing your opinion of oil companies receiving those kinds of tax benefits?

Or the bill that was recently defeated by the GOP that would have ended tax breaks for corporations that offshore jobs?

Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine.

In general, I'm opposed to corporate welfare. Many of big oil's tax breaks should be eliminated or at least reduced.

I'm not opposed to allowing taxes for offshore profits to be reduced by the amount of taxes paid offshore. They're still paying the same amount/rate, even if another government gets part of it.

I'm not very familiar with the bill you're talking about. I don't have an opinion on it.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 8, 2014 - 11:36am PT
See Gary's post on the previous page, from about 24 hours ago.
jammer

climber
Aug 8, 2014 - 11:41am PT
I'm not opposed to allowing taxes for offshore profits to be reduced by the amount of taxes paid offshore. They're still paying the same amount/rate, even if another government gets part of it.

I'm curious why you think this is ok. For one, not all countries corporate tax rates are the same (this is the incentive to put those profits offshore in the first place), so they are not in FACT "paying the same amount/rate, even if another government gets part of it".

Also, why are you ok with another countries government (not people, politicians and bureaucrats) profiting off of everyday Americans hard work? Do you think other companies will bring their headquarters over here so we can regain our lost tax income, or do you think it will create more of a race to the bottom (which is already happening, thanks GOP) in terms of incentivizing every country to lower their corporate tax rate in a desperate attempt to keep any economy in their country?

The alternative would be actually enforcing a corporate tax code, implementing higher tariffs on imports, and generally telling the 1%ers of the world to go f*#k themselves. America, with it's hard-working and productive people, would be just fine. We need to tell the bankers to take their social program, or whatever it is, elsewhere.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Aug 8, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
Republican Shitheads Rant



I cannot separate the two – Rand Paul and Steven King… not sure why, but I see a connection between Rand Paul and Steven King…. They are basically the same person Rand Paul and Steven King... they both serve the same purpose. Rand Paul and Steven King.. kill everything that is not white Rand Paul and Steven King...

It’a because Rand Paul wants me to believe that he’s an alright guy… Just like the next guy. But I know they are not like the next guy… They are very different from the next guy… They do not have the same agenda as me, that's for f*#king sure.
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