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2013-09-23 08:21:17 AM
"Every minute a government employee spends bargaining with Google so its middle-aged male execs can get their international jet-set fark on, it's a minute they aren't doing their real jobs."
 
2013-09-23 09:33:13 AM
B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.
 
2013-09-23 09:38:10 AM
Would like to RTFA, but the flashy site advertisement on the left-hand side is too distracting, and since the article is mostly screencaps I can't just copy-paste it all into notepad. :(
 
2013-09-23 09:40:36 AM

inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.


You know how I know you DNRTFA?
 
2013-09-23 09:44:53 AM

mreowmix: inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.

You know how I know you DNRTFA?


Maybe he did and just really hated having to sit through Apollo 13.
 
2013-09-23 09:45:17 AM

inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.




www.webpulp.org
 
2013-09-23 09:54:12 AM

Jaymark108: Would like to RTFA, but the flashy site advertisement on the left-hand side is too distracting, and since the article is mostly screencaps I can't just copy-paste it all into notepad. :(


That article got wabbajacked something fierce.
 
2013-09-23 09:55:12 AM
leftofthemark.com
 
Esn
2013-09-23 09:59:13 AM
Nice question in the comments on that article:

"Why is Worden in his capacity as the NASA Ames Director soliciting on behalf of the local chamber of commerce - a business lobby group that is not part of the government?"
 
2013-09-23 10:32:32 AM
They all crooks.
 
2013-09-23 10:49:09 AM

Esn: Nice question in the comments on that article:

"Why is Worden in his capacity as the NASA Ames Director soliciting on behalf of the local chamber of commerce - a business lobby group that is not part of the government?"


That's a good question. IMHO, chambers of commerce across the country have WAY too goddamn much influence over our government.
 
2013-09-23 10:51:00 AM

Jaymark108: Would like to RTFA, but the flashy site advertisement on the left-hand side is too distracting, and since the article is mostly screencaps I can't just copy-paste it all into notepad. :(


This will help. Or this, depending on your browser.
 
2013-09-23 11:02:37 AM
Why does Tom Brokaw get special treatment?
 
2013-09-23 11:31:40 AM
well that was farking boring.
 
2013-09-23 11:37:39 AM
At first I thought I'd care... then I realized the whole "scandal" in this is that NASA rents out unused tarmac/hangar space at a reasonably low rate to help recover some of its funding so people can do their jobs. It's the underfunded portion of government's version of a bake sale. The upsetting part isn't that it is happening, it is that we fund them so poorly that it needs to happen.
 
2013-09-23 11:39:35 AM

inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.


Teams? There's no teams. Just first and second string of the same team working for the new world order.
 
2013-09-23 11:46:02 AM

swahnhennessy: Jaymark108: Would like to RTFA, but the flashy site advertisement on the left-hand side is too distracting, and since the article is mostly screencaps I can't just copy-paste it all into notepad. :(

This will help. Or this, depending on your browser.


That's awesome.  Thank you!
 
2013-09-23 11:51:08 AM
Hey, it's Google after all, and they "Don't forget to be evil."  They even made that their company motto from the beginning.  It was simply misquoted in the early days is all.  It's never a question of whether or even when they're in bed with the bad guys, it's more a question of who's on top at the time.
 
2013-09-23 11:55:48 AM
Do LOTS AND LOTS of Evil.
 
2013-09-23 12:39:47 PM

TV's Vinnie: Do LOTS AND LOTS of Evil.


I'm thinking more and more than Google will be, in fact, Skynet.
 
2013-09-23 12:45:09 PM

firefly212: At first I thought I'd care... then I realized the whole "scandal" in this is that NASA rents out unused tarmac/hangar space at a reasonably low rate to help recover some of its funding so people can do their jobs. It's the underfunded portion of government's version of a bake sale. The upsetting part isn't that it is happening, it is that we fund them so poorly that it needs to happen.


It's funny how the military industrial complex is for goddamn large, yet the space exploration, astronomy, and anything space-related (except the launching of communication satellites) is underfunded.

Maybe NASA, a few other astronomers, maybe people from other space exploration agencies should secretly hire some movie directors (I'll explain) and do a sudden press release to 'warn the world' that they've discovered that a far-flung alien civilization plans to invade, and that the only way to defend the planet is to attack first.
 
2013-09-23 12:47:51 PM

Memoryalpha: Hey, it's Google after all, and they "Don't forget to be evil."  They even made that their company motto from the beginning.  It was simply misquoted in the early days is all.  It's never a question of whether or even when they're in bed with the bad guys, it's more a question of who's on top at the time.


You have to live in San Francisco to absolutely know deep in your soul, in your very existential being, how true your statement is.
 
2013-09-23 12:48:47 PM

Alonjar: inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.

[www.webpulp.org image 400x350]


I think his point is Republicans only care now that Obama's doing it despite warnings from Liberals when Bush was doing it.  But he left out the part where most Democrats don't care now that Obama's doing it.  I have a hard time respecting anyone who didn't care during either presidency.
 
2013-09-23 01:17:43 PM
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Well, that's one way to sanitize a leak.
 
2013-09-23 01:19:32 PM
Came in to say what Fueled had to say. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
 
2013-09-23 01:32:18 PM

TV's Vinnie: Do LOTS AND LOTS of Evil.


Truly only history's greatest monsters would lease tarmac space from a government agency at a reasonable rate.

/that's how Stalin got started.
 
2013-09-23 01:45:16 PM

CygnusDarius: TV's Vinnie: Do LOTS AND LOTS of Evil.

I'm thinking more and more that Google will be, in fact, Skynet.


http://www.technologyreview.com/news/514846/google-and-nasa-launch-q ua ntum-computing-ai-lab/
 
2013-09-23 01:54:10 PM

inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.


There are many people that were against many of the things done under the guise of the "Patriotism" even when "their guy" was in office.  Which is worse:  people that have realized the folly of their ways or people who used to be against it are now for it because Obama will do no harm?
 
2013-09-23 02:24:31 PM

firefly212: At first I thought I'd care... then I realized the whole "scandal" in this is that NASA rents out unused tarmac/hangar space at a reasonably low rate to help recover some of its funding so people can do their jobs. It's the underfunded portion of government's version of a bake sale. The upsetting part isn't that it is happening, it is that we fund them so poorly that it needs to happen.



This bears repeating.
 
2013-09-23 02:31:50 PM

Good Behavior Day: CygnusDarius: TV's Vinnie: Do LOTS AND LOTS of Evil.

I'm thinking more and more that Google will be, in fact, Skynet.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/514846/google-and-nasa-launch-q ua ntum-computing-ai-lab/


Well, it was nice knowing all of you.
 
2013-09-23 02:35:50 PM

inglixthemad: B-b-but I was told I'd have nothing to fear if I had nothing to hide! I was told I was a terrorist sympathizer if I 'disagreed with the president during wartime' or that there we always had to consider the ticking bomb scenario with only seconds left!

Oh, that's only when the team starts with 'R'? Go fark off you sanctimonious pricks. We warned you. The Libbiest Libs ever to Lib warned you about this abuse continuing because people like power. The moderates just couldn't understand, and asked why the government needed these new powers given what they already had. You called us un-patriotic. You told both groups we were stupid and going to help terrorists destroy America.

Reap what you sow. That includes the sheep that helped you.

I know, everyone knows, he's presidentin' while being a blah demonrat. That's the only farkling reason you care.


NASA not NSA you farkwit.  Basically Google's palne geeks being friendly with NASA's plane geeks (that first A stands for Aeronautics by the way)  it is an amazing non BFD.


In one of my many itenerant Legal jobs, I read internal Google emails FAR more interesting than these....*yawn*
 
2013-09-23 03:44:27 PM

firefly212: NASA rents out unused tarmac/hangar space at a reasonably low rate to help recover some of its funding so people can do their jobs.


NASA has exactly enough money to do what it is supposed to. Some people just don't know what that is.
 
2013-09-23 05:18:19 PM

J. Frank Parnell: firefly212: NASA rents out unused tarmac/hangar space at a reasonably low rate to help recover some of its funding so people can do their jobs.

NASA has exactly enough money to do what it is supposed to. Some people just don't know what that is.


Flying cars, right?
 
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