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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #90)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 12:55 PM

94. The speculation is based on what he and Greenwald explicitly said.

You would have a point if I (or anyone) made a conjecture that in that many laptops, he surely has something harmful. We know that he took secret data to China and Russia because they said so. In fact, if that is the vaunted hate campaign - the one you need to look at as a major player -- is Greenwald. Every comment I repeated was from one of those two people - so it is not fair to suggest those ideas came from elsewhere.

It is not "Booz-Allen", but the contractors that work for them, who are assigned to the federal government. I do agree that it was stupid to outsource these jobs. They should be staffed by federal employees. (I wonder if the reason is that these contractors did not "fit" the civil service profile to get the salaries needed to attract them. Like Snowden, there are likely many without advanced degrees and many years of experience that would place them at a high salary level - yet their ability could command those salaries on the open market. Note - this is just conjecture.)

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