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Comment Re: Outsourcing vs Inhouse (Score 1) 252

Things are changing in many agencies, the non performers are now getting the boot by abolishing the job and paying them a severance to leave. Still cheaper in the long run than hanging on to the dead wood. I know one last week got his notice on Wednesday his job was abolished and was gone by Friday and was $25K to the good.

Comment Re: I wonder what (Score 1) 100

Concur. I spent two years in enterprise services. Nothing more than a bunch of ex EDSers wishing Ross Perot would come rescue them. I had 110 employee on my staff, maybe 10 were worth keeping. The rest I couldn't fire because the lawyer in Plano are focused on one thing:. Staying out of court and the employees played that card to no end. 2 years is all I could take.

Comment Re:Major Colvin (Score 1) 983

Concur. The use of a bomb strapped to a robot just escalated this situation by an order of magnitude. Mark my words, within 3 months some one is going to retaliate with a bomb of their own used against the para-military. I used to call them Law Enforcement, but that mission caught tossed aside when they became an instrument of the executive branch and DHS. Today they are a bunch of Ranger/Rambo wannabees armed to the teeth by a Federal government that sees the citizen as the enemy. I am sad that as a citizen I don't trust my government nor the police any longer.

Comment Re:Retaliation? (Score 1) 393

Exactly, this is a risk management issue; the cop is taught to avoid the risk by pulling the trigger and dealing with the consequences later. They are taught to ensure when it comes down to "who comes home that night", that it will be them not the individual staring at the business end of the gun.

Comment Re: Better idea (Score 1) 103

I do wish I had my mod points. I am right with you. The NSA and FBI have run way too far amuck all due to (pick one): A. Terrorism B. Save the children C. Protect the interest of some mega corp D. Save the climate And then we have douche bags like McConnell who wipe their ass with the Constitution daily. We're fucked.

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