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Jon Stewart: A Leak of Their Own - Gov Waste - ThinThread Whistleblower

Pretty good video if you guys didnt' catch this story, shows the utter waste and corruption that government has become:

http://www.thedailyshow.c...

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Gotta love it when the lawyer

Gotta love it when the lawyer throws down the F bomb.
Anyways, yeah, that's pretty sad, but it doesn't surprise me.

NSA is oblivious to Wall St Financial Terrorists

Who are a much greater threat to national security than any so called 3rd world terrorist.

The pirates of wall street have already inflicted way more damage.

This is probably the reason for such a bloated intelligence gathering apparatus that cost 100 times another program that's more effective. They need this bloated apparatus in order to stove pipe information, & to keep the pirates of wall street at the wheel of the economy.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Collection Agencies: You pay for them. You pay to them.

SSA: Retirement collection... Making you believe they got your golden years covered.

IRS: Tax collection... Making you believe they got your income.

NSA: Terror collection... Making you believe they got your intentions.

Sin by sinners.

Lead us not into temptation (sin), but lead us from evil (sinners).

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

a brilliant synopsis!

sir, Samuel Langhorne Clemens!!!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Thomas Drake

His own words:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8faugocO2E

When I learned of Drake, this was the only video on the tube I could find.
He has had an incredible journey bringing this to our attention.

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
-George Orwell

This whole presentation doesn't sit well with me

I like funny ironic segments pointing out hypocrisy as much as anyone, but somehow I just found this disturbing.

I don't know, maybe its just the mood I'm in, but I come away from this feeling like this should have angered people and not left them laughing it off. It's as if the audience was laughing and saying, "OH there goes that crazy loveable government again...wasting money left and right and attacking anyone who points it out." If it was a sitcom, the ending line would be "What are we going to do with that Crazy Uncle Sam?"

It's just that I got an exaggerated flash of a Hunger Games type audience applauding and laughing at things they should be horrified about.

I hear ya, and you are

I hear ya, and you are exactly right. Jon Stewart (and Stephen Colbert) are the people ALOT of America gets their news from. As disturbing as it is, it is reality. Unfortunately, its more important for people who aren't awake to become awake by any means necessary. What I'm trying to say is "it is what it is".

You can tell that thomas drake didn't find anything humurous about the interview. I bet the conversation behind the scenes went something like "We want to get your story out, but we have to bring comedy into it. I will help you, but please, play ball"

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

Aint that the truth

Seems people need a little comedy with their medicine of truth or they can't seem to choke it down.....sad statement on reality.

Has it always been this way?

Romans had the colleseum.

Romans had the colleseum. Apparently so. Entertainment is more important than principle.

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

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No wonder the government needs air-tight secrecy

to defend their *faulty, wasteful, criminal, vicious* security apparatus!

Even the gazzilions of info on our daily personal activity will NOT satisfy their power-hungry needs . .
http://www.creators.com/opinion/judge-napolitano/gazillions....

This Gives Me Hope

It reaffirms that the government is completely incompetent to do anything. Anyone worried about big brother need not worry. The feds would rather use a $4 billion dollar spy program that doesn't work then admit their failure and use the $3 million program.. rest easy

Well, yeah...

you would HAVE to be blindingly stupid in this day and age to believe that police-state measures are a good way to govern.

I don't play, I commission the league.

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The regimes of old are jealous they didn't have near the awesome propaganda wing these guys do.

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
-George Orwell

"The truth is treason in an empire of lies"

Ron Paul

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Sigh, and they have to sneak a bit of honest

reportage to the people in the form of comedy.

That was fun

"Exceeding Authorized Use of the Internet" showing now!

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Making one a criminal...

...for exposing criminals! Wow, just wow!

yeah

absolutely crazy.

wow...

wow...

but they got the space program.. doesn't it justify the rest of

9 out of 10 wasteful spendings?

10 for 10 justifies nothing.

Waste multiplied 10 times is an order of magnitude more waste.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul