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  •  I wonder when (2+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest, gooderservice

    they will launch an aggressive investigation of the leak of Obama's kill list.

    •  congress has to control its own power (4+ / 0-)

      they have to sparingly use the investigative power they have

      the house of cards that is the oligarchy might come down in a few places

      so don't hold your breath about investigation of kill list

      •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)
        the house of cards that is the oligarchy might come down in a few places
        I believe that possibility motivated members of Congress, including people from his own party, to pressure Nixon to resign and abruptly end the Watergate investigation. That happened just as the investigation began revealing information about big money efforts to control federal government activities.
    •  The Kill List was an approved leak. (3+ / 0-)
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      psychodrew, mint julep, aliasalias

      it fits the narrative of a strong President who is kicking ass.

      The AP's leak was contrary to the White House approved narrative that "al-queada" is dead. So they paid the price.

      The whistle blowers will think twice next time.

    •  PSYCHODREW!!!! Nice to so you back here! (1+ / 0-)
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      psychodrew

      How did your graduate work go?

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:03:59 PM PDT

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      •  "Nice to so"... s/b "Nice to see"... n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        psychodrew

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:22:46 PM PDT

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      •  Great! Thanks for asking! (1+ / 0-)
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        bobswern

        I graduated a couple of weeks ago. Now, I'm just hanging out until my faculty job starts this fall.

        •  Congratulations! (1+ / 0-)
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          psychodrew

          I see the Kossack "gods" have let you back through their gates...which signifies wisdom on their part! Heh...heh...

          Assuming you received a doctoral degree? What field?

          And, congratulations, again!

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Sun May 19, 2013 at 05:56:29 PM PDT

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          •  Thanks! (1+ / 0-)
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            bobswern

            I received a PhD in social psychology. Its great to be done, to be an independent scholar. But I find it very unnerving to be addressed as "Dr." That is going to be very difficult to get used to.

            •  Social psychology...what an incredibly... (1+ / 0-)
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              psychodrew

              ...pertinent and cool field. I have been a student of it--often times without acknowledging that to myself--so to speak, most of my life. My career has been in media and politics, with a heavy dose of technology mixed in throughout. But, it has ALWAYS had at least SOME focus on your area of specialization, even though I've had limited education in that field. The very best political media folks with whom I've ever had the pleasure of working have had at least some significant education in psychology. To a slightly lesser (but still quite significant) extent, the same holds true with regard to the extensive work I've done outside of the political sphere.

              "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

              by bobswern on Sun May 19, 2013 at 06:49:10 PM PDT

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