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  •  won't do you any good (10+ / 0-)

    any important details will be blacked out for security reasons

    there was a brief window in the 1970s where it was possible to get pretty complete information pretty quickly

    the rules have been changed

    and unless I am mistaken the agencies may be able to charge you for producing the information.

    Under the Bush 43 administration, the interpretation of FOIA was such that you did not necessarily even get full acknowledgment of what they had, but I am doing that from memory, so I could be somewhat misstating it

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 01:14:00 PM PDT

    •  My understanding is that the first 100 pages are (4+ / 0-)
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      peacestpete, CroneWit, Siri, triv33

      free. After that, it's 10 cents a page.

      "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

      by David Harris Gershon on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 01:24:39 PM PDT

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      •  Since everything is electronic now there should (0+ / 0-)

        be a way to request that it be sent electronically such as on a USB drive.  That would eliminate the time and expense of having to print out paper copies (and possibly allow unredaction depending on how dumb they are with adobe acrobat).

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:02:18 PM PDT

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    •  1st 100 pages free, $.10/pg thereafter (0+ / 0-)

      From the website cited in this diary --

      Most requests end up being free because the FBI will give you the first hundred pages of any file for free. However, pages beyond 100 are charged at ten cents per page, and the FBI requires you to state up front that you will pay these copying charges or they won't process your request. The good news is that you can put a cap on the maximum amount you're willing to pay. We suggest $30 as a good amount. Please note that you do not need to send any money at this time.

      If you apply through that site, they have a spot where you can set a limit on how much you're willing to pay.

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