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(CBC)   Canada's CSEC wants to join the sexting threesome with you, your girlfriend and the NSA   (cbc.ca) divider line 29
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2013-10-09 09:26:17 AM
Gregory Thomas heads the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, a watchdog organization that tracks government waste.

He is not impressed: "Paying for a glass tower and glass atriums and luxury accommodations for government employees, I don't think most Canadians would agree with that."



Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.
 
2013-10-09 09:30:29 AM
CSEC puts on its robe and wizard hat.
 
2013-10-09 09:30:57 AM
atria
 
2013-10-09 09:33:19 AM

gopher321: Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.




Yeah... having to lure talent is a reality, they're presumably after the best people in the country... you need to pull them from taking sweet jobs at places like Google.
 
2013-10-09 09:33:40 AM

Canada's CSEC


They should ask for another one, then everyone will know that they want two CSECs.
 
2013-10-09 09:35:56 AM

Alonjar: gopher321: Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.

Yeah... having to lure talent is a reality, they're presumably after the best people in the country... you need to pull them from taking sweet jobs at places like Google.


Did you just say that the Canadian government is looking to hire the best people in the country? Did you really just say that?

From what I've seen from government employees, competency is frowned upon. With extreme prejudice.
 
2013-10-09 09:36:50 AM

gopher321: Gregory Thomas heads the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, a watchdog organization that tracks government waste.

He is not impressed: "Paying for a glass tower and glass atriums and luxury accommodations for government employees, I don't think most Canadians would agree with that."

Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.


FTA: "Contrary to Adams's contention that glass is glass, a construction executive familiar with the CSEC project says the exterior panes that cover the building are all custom cut and part of a special mounting system, all of which is "far more expensive" than anything on a conventional office building."

The problem is that while cutting everything they can get their hands on, and despite having the Nortel campus sitting vacant, they're putting up a shiny new billion dollar office building that has duck ponds but no offices. But hey, at least they scrapped the skating rink and hobby garden, and apparently now the fireplace.
 
2013-10-09 09:38:26 AM
Join?  Subby, do you really think the US and Canada aren't already sharing those pics they took off your phone?  I'm sure they send them around to all their friends.  UK, France, even the Russians sometimes.  Not to mention the obvious, Google looks at them and then tries to sell you a better brand of lube.
 
2013-10-09 09:40:45 AM

gopher321: Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day.


You're hiring people to spy on their countrymen. It's appropriate they should work in an environment suited to Morlocks.
 
2013-10-09 09:43:01 AM

baconbeard: Alonjar: gopher321: Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.

Yeah... having to lure talent is a reality, they're presumably after the best people in the country... you need to pull them from taking sweet jobs at places like Google.

Did you just say that the Canadian government is looking to hire the best people in the country? Did you really just say that?

From what I've seen from government employees, competency is frowned upon. With extreme prejudice.


Much government employee incompetence is forced upon them by the bureaucracy. The atria are for attracting the higher-level professionals. (I've worked with the worst government employment has to offer, and the very best. The very best really are the very best.)
 
2013-10-09 09:45:15 AM

pearls before swine: Join?  Subby, do you really think the US and Canada aren't already sharing those pics they took off your phone?  I'm sure they send them around to all their friends.  UK, France, even the Russians sometimes.  Not to mention the obvious, Google looks at them and then tries to sell you a better brand of lube.


When Putin denounced Snowden for having damaged his partners, the U.S., he was telling the truth. Pretty much everyone in the industrialized world is on the same page when it comes to terrorism, and I'm betting Snowden pissed every one of them off - hence the chilly receptions in China and Russia. (Winter's coming, Ed. Russian winter. Better hope it's a global warming one and not a Napoleon/Hitler invasion of Russia one.)
 
2013-10-09 09:51:22 AM
Whatever CSEC needs to keep the Geth out of Canada they should get.
 
2013-10-09 09:53:02 AM
ftfa: "two senior officials from CSEC's public relations department"

So not only do they have two actual PR people, they have two "SENIOR" OFFICIALS?? And how many people work under them? F*ck me what a disgusting waste of money. Just indicative of the overall bullsh*t way of doing things there.

How much PR can CSEC actually need and/or do?? Most people have never heard of them, aside from passing conversation. They don't sponsor events, they don't have scandals (yet, that's coming soon guaranteed), what could that whole office(s) possibly be doing to fill their day??????
 
2013-10-09 09:57:52 AM
"How do you get them to gather? You have things there that will draw people. Fire draws people. It's got a fireplace. People say that it is ostentatious. It is not ostentatious. A, It is part of the heat; and B, it is gas; and C, people will walk to the fire. And guess what? They are going to meet people that they would not otherwise see."
Three hours after this story was posted online, two senior officials from CSEC's public relations department contacted CBC News to say there will be "no fireplaces in the facility."


"Well-dressed body discovered floating in the Rideau Canal.  Details at 11."
 
2013-10-09 09:58:45 AM
CSEC?

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-09 10:07:27 AM
I wanted to make a joke about how CSEC sounds like agency-speak for Caesarean Section. But none of the images were really all that appropriate for the fark palate.
 
2013-10-09 10:07:28 AM
Can they build a couple of them for us? I heard Homeland Security has no budget constraints.
 
2013-10-09 10:19:16 AM

Rurouni: CSEC?

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It shouldn't have taken 15 posts for that to be mentioned. Fark I am disappoint.
 
2013-10-09 10:35:57 AM

gopher321: Gregory Thomas heads the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, a watchdog organization that tracks government waste.

He is not impressed: "Paying for a glass tower and glass atriums and luxury accommodations for government employees, I don't think most Canadians would agree with that."

Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.


Yes they should. And at a quarter of the pay which would be commensurate with their competence and responsibility.
 
2013-10-09 10:51:56 AM
If they make it look like a sexy resort maybe we'll forget they are climbing right up our ass, right?
 
2013-10-09 11:22:46 AM

apoptotic: gopher321: Gregory Thomas heads the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, a watchdog organization that tracks government waste.

He is not impressed: "Paying for a glass tower and glass atriums and luxury accommodations for government employees, I don't think most Canadians would agree with that."

Yes. Government employees should work in grey concrete slabs chained to their desks 12 hrs a day. Yeesh.

FTA: "Contrary to Adams's contention that glass is glass, a construction executive familiar with the CSEC project says the exterior panes that cover the building are all custom cut and part of a special mounting system, all of which is "far more expensive" than anything on a conventional office building."

The problem is that while cutting everything they can get their hands on, and despite having the Nortel campus sitting vacant, they're putting up a shiny new billion dollar office building that has duck ponds but no offices. But hey, at least they scrapped the skating rink and hobby garden, and apparently now the fireplace.



I wouldn't be too quick citing Nortel as an example...they were basically put out of business by the farking Chinese who stole just about every technological innovation they had and are now hawking their shiatty phones in Canada under the brand name Huawei. Just Google Nortel and Huawei and see what comes up.
 
2013-10-09 11:53:46 AM
If they weren't already looking at the conversations my husband and I have, I'd be astonished. He's a citizen and I'm applying to immigrate;  I'm sure the feds here in the states did plenty of combing through my life when I got clearance to work in an army lab for my internship this past summer. I'm most definitely sure both agencies are really freaking bored with us by now.
 
2013-10-09 12:01:31 PM

gopher321: I wouldn't be too quick citing Nortel as an example...they were basically put out of business by the farking Chinese who stole just about every technological innovation they had and are now hawking their shiatty phones in Canada under the brand name Huawei. Just Google Nortel and Huawei and see what comes up.


The point had nothing to do with Nortel or how they went out of business. It was about the government owning the property and buildings and not using them, saying last month "Public Works and Government Services Canada is currently reviewing its plans for the renovation and future occupancy of the Carling Campus in light of the current environment of fiscal restraint ". The new CSEC building isn't exactly the epitome of fiscal restraint.
 
2013-10-09 01:40:13 PM

apoptotic: gopher321: I wouldn't be too quick citing Nortel as an example...they were basically put out of business by the farking Chinese who stole just about every technological innovation they had and are now hawking their shiatty phones in Canada under the brand name Huawei. Just Google Nortel and Huawei and see what comes up.

The point had nothing to do with Nortel or how they went out of business. It was about the government owning the property and buildings and not using them, saying last month "Public Works and Government Services Canada is currently reviewing its plans for the renovation and future occupancy of the Carling Campus in light of the current environment of fiscal restraint ". The new CSEC building isn't exactly the epitome of fiscal restraint.


Riiight...so you want our intelligence people operating out of a building that used to house a business that was a victim of...aw you know what? just forget it. If it didn't occur to you the first time, it won't now.
 
2013-10-09 02:42:41 PM
In before Liberal whining about spending money (irony)...never mind the thousands of jobs this project is creating and pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into private businesses up and down the construction site.
 
2013-10-09 11:19:42 PM
Every government building I've seen in the US & Cda makes the rest of the neighborhood look like gasoline alley. How is it the every level of government: municipal, state/provincial & federal, also has the bucks to build fine buildings but no money to deliver programs?
 
2013-10-09 11:55:29 PM

Farxist Marxist: Every government building I've seen noticed in the US & Cda makes the rest of the neighborhood look like gasoline alley. How is it the every level of government: municipal, state/provincial & federal, also has the bucks to build fine buildings but no money to deliver programs?

 
2013-10-10 12:18:34 AM

Ricardo Klement: Farxist Marxist: Every government building I've seen noticed in the US & Cda makes the rest of the neighborhood look like gasoline alley. How is it the every level of government: municipal, state/provincial & federal, also has the bucks to build fine buildings but no money to deliver programs?


http://www.thefreedictionary.com/seen

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/noticed

Synonyms?
 
2013-10-10 12:39:23 AM

Farxist Marxist: Ricardo Klement: Farxist Marxist: Every government building I've seen noticed in the US & Cda makes the rest of the neighborhood look like gasoline alley. How is it the every level of government: municipal, state/provincial & federal, also has the bucks to build fine buildings but no money to deliver programs?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/seen

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/noticed

Synonyms?


Not quite. You can see something but not notice it.

Like a bland, unremarkable building.
 
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