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  •  I am familair with these issues (7+ / 0-)

    from a previous job. There are also issues of increasingly lableling documents "confidential" even if they are not classified, an of course eport restrictions and related hassles on software projects. But what I am talking about is more related to what HUD   Secretary Alphonso Jackson revealed on May 06, 2006: Government contracts were being awarded preferentially  to supporters of George Bush and the Republican Party. I believe that this potentially extends much deeper. Given the advanced state of database technology, and the known propensity for the Bush administration for keeping records on a large number of people, it is an easy leap of logic to see that expanding the domain of classified information and thereby the need for security clearances is a way to exclude non-Bush supporters from the vast government economy.  Just as writers and actors were put out of work during the McCarthy ere, the Bush administration has set up a mechanism to exclude a huge number of workers from their chosen professions, without leaving a trace xcept in a complex database. Makes McCarthy look like a piker.

    The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. -FZ

    by lightfoot on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 08:45:01 AM PST

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    •  Power corrupts (7+ / 0-)

      Given the advanced state of database technology, and the known propensity for the Bush administration for keeping records on a large number of people

      This stands in stark contrast with their ability to recover their own email.

      Re- the millions of White House email messages that "were not saved" or which were "deleted" in violation of US law.

      It's not really "ability" per se, it's "willingness" to comply with law that this WH tends to repeatedly demonstrate problems with.

      Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

      James Madison

      It's getting drafty in here. Somebody close the war.

      by mrcoder on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 09:05:07 AM PST

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