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Feds defy warnings over porn surfing; more get caught years after scandal
washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/21/2014 | Jim McElhatton

Posted on 03/21/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT by massmike

When confronted with the charge that he had looked at pornography on his government computer 13,224 times during a 14-month span, one Bureau of Public Debt employee offered a novel excuse: He had too much time on his hands.

Co-workers were tipped off by “sexual sounds” and “moaning and panting” coming from the worker’s cubicle. “He stated that he often does not have enough work to do and has free time,” an investigator summed up in a case memo obtained by The Washington Times.

Four years after a humiliating scandal involving porn-snooping employees at the Securities and Exchange Commission, which prompted a well-publicized federal lawsuit, some government workers still haven’t gotten the message, according to records that show continued offenses at Treasury Department agencies.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: porn; timeonhishands

1 posted on 03/21/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Our tax dollars at work.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 6:48:52 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: massmike

Not enough work to go around, eh? Sounds like they are overstaffed, time to slice and dice the staff positions.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 6:49:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: massmike
Co-workers were tipped off by “sexual sounds” and “moaning and panting” coming from the worker’s cubicle.

I hope those were coming from the computer...

4 posted on 03/21/2014 6:56:17 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: massmike

Perhaps the Government should go into the porn business. /s


5 posted on 03/21/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: massmike
14 months x 22 days = 308 days (weekends off)

13,224 divided by 308 = 43 times a day

Time for the revolution yet?

6 posted on 03/21/2014 7:02:22 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

...and I get yelled at for playing Solitaire.......


7 posted on 03/21/2014 7:06:02 PM PDT by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: massmike

“He stated that he often does not have enough work to do and has free time,”

There’s the real crime. Theft from taxpayers. Which will be overlooked, of course, because hundreds of thousands would be caught in that net.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 7:09:50 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

While the co-workers were on facebook, hello kitty and doing their casual shopping.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 7:10:14 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: massmike

Don’t they have a firewall? I got blocked from sites with info about nukes, and nuke effects is my job.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 7:16:13 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Farmer Dean

Our tax dollars HARD at work!


11 posted on 03/21/2014 7:41:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: Huskrrrr

Please don’t let the govt take over the porn business...
Porn is just about the only industry that’s still IN business these days....!!!

(and besides, government ruins everything it touches...)


12 posted on 03/21/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Cyblock is used where I am and it is very, very restrictive.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Farmer Dean

If he’s surfing porn he is leaving some citizen the hell alone.

I think most federal employment right now is a hidden welfare program.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 7:49:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Farmer Dean

It sounds like he had more than too much time on his hands.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: massmike

Sounds like another government shutdown needs to be had. Ted?


16 posted on 03/21/2014 9:24:43 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: faithhopecharity

LOL!


17 posted on 03/21/2014 10:07:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: massmike
...and I get yelled at for playing Solitaire.......

Now by Solitaire, are you using that as a metaphor for something else?
18 posted on 03/21/2014 10:33:01 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: massmike
And remember boys and girls...according to Census Bureau stats four of the five wealthiest,and seven of the ten wealthiest,counties in this country are suburbs not of NYC,Chicago,LA,San Francisco,St Louis,Cleveland,Detroit,Boston,Dallas,Denver,Atlanta or Seattle...

THEY'RE SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON DC


19 posted on 03/22/2014 4:02:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Army Air Corps

time to slice and dice the staff positions
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Yes, I can see them getting right on it.

FIRST, have to hire 25,000 or so to form Blue Ribbon Commissions to hire enough people to ‘STUDY’ the situation, hire another 100,000 to perform the study.

After 5 years it will be deemed ‘inconclusive’ with the result being “WE” have another 125,000 PLUS on the payroll with absolutely NO changes in the original.

REMEMBER - These are the people that bring/brought us the idea that prospectively raising a budget 20% and approving a 15% raise results in the ‘OPPOSITION’ claiming the budget was CUT 5% from the previous year, so they get together (HA) to ‘right the wrong, reinsert the 5% then ADD another 5% to ‘make up for the wrongs’.

Beautiful game they are playing and WE (collectively) have been complacent for so long it will be darn near impossible to ‘fix’, while the ‘few’ that have been griping all along will be continually chastised for promoting Racial or Sexual prejudice (OR whatever ‘flavor of the day’ is in power).


20 posted on 03/22/2014 4:51:51 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Don’t they have a firewall? I got blocked from sites with info about nukes, and nuke effects is my job.

Exactly - they keep the NIPRNet so locked down that it's tough to get to a lot of legitimate sites. I wonder where he works that they get such open access.

On the flip side - possible that it's phone-type access with private devices vs. gov't resources (other than him).

21 posted on 03/22/2014 5:39:05 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: massmike

Ahh yes, the SEC. They could not find Bernie Madoff, but heck, at least they nailed Martha Stewart.

Hmmm. Come to think of it was not one of Madoff’s daughters married to an SEC investigator? Hmmm.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 9:11:19 PM PDT by Rockpile
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