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(UPI)   New report shows that 1 out of 10 Secret Service agents were aware of "security concerns" due to colleague's excess drinking. The other nine preferred chewing Trident   (upi.com) divider line 16
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2014-03-27 09:40:57 AM  
The security detail has to be the most boring part of that job, of course they're going to mix it up.   You know how police departments deliberately hire stupid people so they won't get bored with the job?  The SS doesn't do that.  They hire smart people and then give them stupid people jobs.  No wonder they have a problem.
 
2014-03-27 10:29:11 AM  
"10 percent of agents say they are aware of excessive drinking, happening 65 percent of the time..."

Da fuq? They drinking cologne?
 
2014-03-27 10:31:20 AM  
And when you start drinking to sleep, you begin failing at your job as a Secret Service agent.
Don't fail at your job as a Secret Service agent. Cut your cable and switch to DirecTV.
 
2014-03-27 10:32:01 AM  
 
2014-03-27 10:34:11 AM  
I don't want to live in a world where alpha males can't spend their TDY advances on booze and strippers, and I don't think the rest of FARK does either.
 
2014-03-27 10:48:38 AM  
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2014-03-27 11:42:08 AM  
It's a lack of true leadership. Has nothing to do with Obama or Bush. This is how our government works now. CYA, collect a pension, loot private sector jobs because you don't need a pension or healthcare. It's a good gig if you're not paying for it.
 
2014-03-27 12:01:07 PM  

Lsherm: The security detail has to be the most boring part of that job, of course they're going to mix it up.   You know how police departments deliberately hire stupid people so they won't get bored with the job?  The SS doesn't do that.  They hire smart people and then give them stupid people jobs.  No wonder they have a problem.


I was thinking about that watching House of Cards the other day. You take someone that's intelligent, they've trained for their entire life, worked hard, and gotten to the absolute top of their field. And what do they do? A good portion of the time it's just standing around.

That's gotta be hard on them.
 
2014-03-27 12:32:54 PM  
New report shows that 1 out of 10 Secret Service agents were aware of "security concerns" due to colleague's excess drinking. The other nine preferred chewing Trident were too drunk to notice
 
2014-03-27 12:39:48 PM  
FTFA: "that causes a security concern"

They're secret service.  A slight breeze causes them a security concern.
 
2014-03-27 12:43:34 PM  
I might not be an obamaphone who simply repeats obama's positions on everything, but even i cant blame him for this. That they might clean up the secret service? That can only be good.
 
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2014-03-27 12:47:55 PM  
Why is the dhs the ss watchdog ?
 
2014-03-27 12:48:43 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Lsherm: The security detail has to be the most boring part of that job, of course they're going to mix it up.   You know how police departments deliberately hire stupid people so they won't get bored with the job?  The SS doesn't do that.  They hire smart people and then give them stupid people jobs.  No wonder they have a problem.

I was thinking about that watching House of Cards the other day. You take someone that's intelligent, they've trained for their entire life, worked hard, and gotten to the absolute top of their field. And what do they do? A good portion of the time it's just standing around.

That's gotta be hard on them.


I think Presidential detail is a volunteer assignment. Besides, these guys weren't sitting with their backs to a wall for day on end. They were advance detail. Their job was to make sure all the security is in place, and everything was ready to go. And by the guy being passed out in the hallway is a huge problem. What if he had credentials on him? A weapon?  I get unwinding a little, but any sort of impairment is just the window of opportunity our enemies look for.
 
2014-03-27 01:29:36 PM  
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Things start getting freaky when Secret Service agents get drunk.
 
2014-03-27 01:35:59 PM  
Er, when you're at work and your job is to protect the president is there any kind of drinking that isn't excessive?

I mean, maybe if you're undercover at a party or something then you'll nurse a drink or two to be less obvious.  But other than that when would any kind of drinking be appropriate?
 
2014-03-27 02:05:28 PM  

jake_lex: [img.fark.net image 600x300]

Things start getting freaky when Secret Service agents get drunk.


dafuq?

Is that what happens in season 2?

I'm assuming that's HoC - kind of looks like it might be.

I've only watched one episode so far.  Just like the first season, I'm having a hard time getting into it.  Hopefully like season 1, when I do I'll really like it.

I also tried to watch the original British verision.  Haven't managed to really get into it though.
 
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