Deep Doodoo Monday

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Although it is now common to assert – as a form of in-the-know mockery – that the notion of a “Deep State” in the U.S. was invented by Trump supporters only in the last year, the reality is that the U.S. Deep State has been reported on and openly discussed in numerous circles long before Trump. In 2010, the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Dana Priest, along with Bill Arkin, published a three-part series which the paper entitled “Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control.”

The Post series documented that the military-intelligence community “has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.” The Post concluded that it “amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight.”

In 2014, mainstream national security journalists Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady published a book entitled “Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry,” which documented – in its own words – that “there is a hidden country within the United States,” one “formed from the astonishing number of secrets held by the government and the growing ranks of secret-keepers given charge over them.”

Glenn Greewald @ TI

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10 Responses to Deep Doodoo Monday

  1. Micki says:

    Didn’t think I’d ever imagine this, but I think scenarios are plausible in which the U.S.A. experiences a military coup…or at the least, an outright refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders from the president. “Nope, not gonna do that…”

    On the one hand, Trump seems dangerously unhinged at times…erratic, horribly thin-skinned, lacking constraint…and on the other hand, Gen. Kelly is viewed as the “adult in the room” who will bring order to chaos. (Dangerous combination, IMO.)

    Is it possible…military leaders will respond to a presidential order with open defiance…is it also possible they will openly defy an insane order?

    As the world turns…

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    • Den says:

      With all the Generals in place the coup de ta has already happened, this from an veteran who has experienced military minds of lifers first hand, not logical at all, dangerous.

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  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Bob’s brother and wife drove from Toledo, Ohio. A town near Toledo. It’s a drive. I’ve no idea how they kept the raw foods. I baked the banana bread yesterday and we had a piece.

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  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Trump still sending off early morning tweets, just from a different toilet. Have I mentioned lately HOW MUCH I DESPISE THAT MAN! I see his face, hear his stupid voice, and my skin crawls.

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  4. Micki says:

    … An air quality alert continues through noon Thursday…

    The strong upper level ridge over the region will maintain the dry
    stable air mass over western Washington through at least Thursday.
    Fortunately, an inversion aloft over the region is keeping most
    of the smoke over western Washington aloft. Weak low level onshore
    flow last night and this morning brought some marine air inland
    to areas around the Strait of Juan de Fuca and over the southwest
    interior, which has helped to improve air quality. Not much
    marine air reached the central Puget Sound area leaving most sites
    in the moderate category.

    Weak low level onshore flow will return the next few nights which
    should continue to yield better air quality north and south of
    Puget Sound, leaving slightly worse air quality around Puget
    Sound.

    The smoke and hazy skies will continue to plague western
    Washington for the next few days. A change to southwest flow
    aloft on Thursday may start to push the smoke out of the area.

    People with respiratory ailments like asthma can find more
    information including current air quality at the following
    websites…

    Wasmoke.Blogspot.Com
    airnow.Gov

    Additional regional information…

    Puget Sound area… pscleanair.Org
    southwest Washington… swcleanair.Org
    olympic region… orcaa.Org
    northwest region… nwcleanairwa.Gov

    THIS IS GETTING OLD!

    I saw Al Gore’s new climate change movie yesterday. *Sigh*

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  5. Den says:

    The planet got screwed by clowns with thick wallets practicing unsafe pillage.

    I hate clowns.

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  6. Den says:

    Trunk Monkey anti-theft device:

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