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  1. weswelker#83

    weswelker#83 In the Starting Line-Up

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90223448
     
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    atomdomb Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    one thing is for sure, he has obviously been stealing white house contraband. twinkies left behind by president clinton.
     
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    How can you start a stupid post like that with, "one thing is for sure." ... ?

    Pretty dumb.
     
  4. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Ahem...what were lecturing me about earlier?

    By the way, Harry says "hi", he's sad you put him on ignore.
     
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    anyhow, back on target and ignoring ignorant deflection:

    The Office of Personnel Management's inspector general has been looking into allegations that Bloch retaliated against career employees and obstructed an investigation. Sources close to the probe said the FBI's raid this morning was related to work the inspector general had already done.

    In addition to concerns about obstruction of justice, investigators are also looking into whether Bloch violated the Hatch Act, a congressional mandate that prohibits employees from using their offices for partisan political purposes.

    Bloch has admitted to hiring Geeks on Call — a computer servicing company — to purge his computer and two of his deputies' computers, sources said. But he said the computers contained a virus, which necessitated a purge. Investigators are looking into whether the purge was meant to destroy evidence related to the current investigation.

    OSC employees for months have called on President Bush to ask for Bloch's resignation. The White House today declined to comment on the developments, as did Bloch's lawyers and the FBI.​

    What a surprise... The guy who's supposed to protect whistle blowers is, in fact, yet another Bush League agent.
     
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    The difference is, I don't run around crying for "civility" out the other side of my mouth..
     
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  7. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Ahhh...and when was the last time I did? I'm not asking you to sift through posts, but just off the top of your head? Because as I said--I could care less about it.
     
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    scout Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    #15 Jersey

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    PressCoverage Banned

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    You never cared about civility here, despite your ambiguous front on the subject. Though, it is funny that a man who once said, "I don't need to find it, I know it happened and that's enough evidence for me," is in fact now challenging me to present evidence. ... Very well.

    I believe just less than a week ago you were imploring me to have a civil discussion about JFK or something... You know, off the top of my head.
     
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    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Sorry, I was just trying to spare you the tedium of sifting through all those posts, I wasn't challenging you to present evidence. I suppose I should've said something like "I'll stipulate that I did ask for civility", that might've made it easier for you to understand.

    But don't you agree there's a difference between forum wide civility and just trying to play nice with you?
     
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    Why don't you just try and practice what you preach, or just stop the preaching altogether, and we can all move forward one way or the other.
     
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    That was my first thought too. I smell a rat, maybe????
     
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    What I have learned in my brief time here is that it is a total waste of time to even discuss anything with him. He obviously has a personal agenda and he is very spiteful and insulting to most posters.

    He can not handle defeat very well as he sort of disappears once it is obvious that he has lost yet another discussion or debate.

    To tell the truth, he really seems to be out of his league in this forum.

    Why even bother any more? Talk about a waste of time.
     
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    weswelker#83 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I smell a suicide coming soon.;)
     
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    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    You don't feel that depressed, do you wes?
    :(
     
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    Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot to the back of the head.
     
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    the plot thickens:

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    Special Counsel Case May Extend Far Beyond Bloch

    May 7, 2008 · The federal inquiry into Special Counsel Scott J. Bloch, who oversees protection for federal whistle-blowers, appears to be broader than originally believed.

    Sources close to the investigation tell NPR that subpoenas issued Tuesday sought documents and information on a wide range of subjects, including a 2004 investigation into Condoleezza Rice, who was then President Bush's national security adviser and is now secretary of state.

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    One subpoena demanded information about Bloch's 2004 investigation into whether Rice violated the Hatch Act by using federal money to campaign for President Bush's re-election. Bloch found no wrongdoing by Rice.

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    Bloch has been a controversial figure ever since taking over the Office of Special Counsel in 2004. One of his first official actions was to refuse to investigate any claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation​
     
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    The guys' been investigated 5 times apparently. Every time he's been cleared. Supposedly the Administration has asked him to resign on two occasions. They can't fire him since his position is protected. He serves a 5 year term. If he's done anything illegal, then he should be fired. If he's being targeted cuz he's an enemy of the admin, I hope he spills the beans.
     
  19. otis p. driftwood

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    Where did you see they've asked him to resign twice?
     

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