“In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” Chaffetz said.
Appears kind of crooked to me, though.
Speaking of crooked, and "Special Rules For Special People",
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado has declined to prosecute an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine wastewater spill that fouled rivers in three states, federal investigators said Wednesday.
The EPA's Office of Inspector General disclosed that it had found evidence the unnamed employee may have violated the Clean Water Act and given false statements.
However, office spokesman Jeffrey Lagda says federal prosecutors declined to pursue the case. He says that in lieu of prosecution, the case will be sent to senior EPA management for review.
If some mine owner or manager had done the same thing, these bastards would already be measuring him for a prison cell. But it was a EPA employee, so he may face the horrible punishment of getting his hand slapped. 'Equal Justice under the law' my ass.
Borrowing from over at Ace,
Here are some different suggestions for modern living posted by longtime moron Grump928(C) awhile back:
1 Stop buying stuffSo what's driving this? Grump says: "They have laid down the marker, the law means nothing" and "Obeying the law is no longer a matter of ethics or morality but merely a matter of consequences." I liken it to playing a football team where the referees are wearing the uniform of the other team. At some point, you just have to refuse to play.
2 Do only what the government directly compels you to do.
3 Pay in cash with a winkwink
4 Cheat the government whenever possible
5 Steal all your entertainment
6 If you know of tax cheating, keep your mouth shut
7 If called to jury, refuse to convict if you think the law unjust
8 Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so
9 If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere
10 Vote against all tax levies, particularly school levies
11 Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent.
That's a good way to put it, no longer a matter of ethics or morality but merely a matter of consequences. And a definite sign of of how much trouble we're in.
Found by Tam, a bit of WWII history: Know your PT Boat