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Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 2) 499

This just speaks to the idiocy of the entire security clearance system. It's nothing more than witch hunting.

When a create a system where the only people who get through are those who game it, then the only employee you will have will be the ones you don't want.

This of course explains a lot about the government security industry.

Comment: Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (Score 1) 342

You've worked very hard to make that impossible. Your whole political position is based on the idea of giving people stuff. You give people free healthcare, free food, free housing, free education, free transport, free cell phones, free anything and everything.

You sure seem to know a lot about what everyone does and thinks and says. Do you work for the NSA or are you just full of shit?

Comment: Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (Score 2) 342

What does this have to do with scientists conducting research? The bureaucrats handing out loans are completely different people. It's unlikely they even know each other exist except in the loosest sense (like I know people in Bangor exist, but I don't know a single person there).

Comment: Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (Score 1) 342

Now you're going to sit there and attempt to be smug by claiming that the scientists are only doing their jobs and only pushing out the facts

Well, that is IN FACT what they're doing. I'm sorry if you find this unpleasant, but that's the reality of the situation.

That's fine. You're playing politics and it is in your political interest to make that point. I'm being honest, unlike you

Lay off the magic kool-aid buddy.

Comment: Re:First question (Score 1) 102

The Confederacy was dedicated to the overthrow of the US Government and hundreds of thousands of them actually bore arms against that government, and they were less poorly treated than the "Communists" in the 1950s despite having been a far, far greater threat.

So yes, it was a witch hunt. Just because a handful of them existed doesn't mean the measures taken were reasonable or proportional to the threat (which was zilch).

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.

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