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Time Magazine Fears Shutdown Could Turn Spies Into Traitors
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Posted on 10/02/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT by chessplayer

The shutdown fearmongering continues apace, and Time magazine is dutifully passing along the administration's talking points. Here's the latest: the government work stoppage could drive cash-starved spies into the arms of other countries. It would make otherwise patriotic Americans become traitors.

An ongoing government shutdown heightens the risk that American intelligence officers could be flipped as double agents, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clapper; dni; govtshutdown; spies; timemag; traitors
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1 posted on 10/02/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Oh pleeze.....There must be evidence of other spies tuning during other shutdowns.

How stupid can you get. It's day One.

2 posted on 10/02/2013 11:09:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: chessplayer

Awwwww, any such spies just need to suck it up! We get saddled with obamacare and we just have to take it - so they can take this as well. If they’re patriots, they stick. If they’re not, they run. What’s the big deal?


3 posted on 10/02/2013 11:12:27 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: chessplayer

The shutdown will cause the icecaps to melt too.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 11:12:53 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: chessplayer

This article is from the Onion, right?


5 posted on 10/02/2013 11:13:30 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: chessplayer

Who better to know about having intel and being traitors than the employees of TIME (well other than those at NYT, WP, MSNBC, CNN, etc.)?


6 posted on 10/02/2013 11:15:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chessplayer

I thought that whistle blowers were already considered to be traitors by exposing corruption in the administration.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 11:15:38 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: chessplayer

You mean TIME magazine where Jay Carney previously served as Washington Bureau Chief - no bias there I’m sure.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: chessplayer

The sky is falling, etc.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 11:15:57 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, the nat’l intelligence director is saying they can’t “guarantee the nation’s safety ...”
like they could before, and,
pay us or we shoot the dog.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 11:16:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: TigersEye

Did you hear a lot of beaches are shut down as well? Apparently with the government shut down there is no control of the tides...scary times..


11 posted on 10/02/2013 11:16:20 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: chessplayer

Here is one of my “Talking Points:”

If “OBAMACARE SUBSIDY HEALTH INSURANCE TAX,” aka OSHIT, is so popular, then why isn’t Mr. Michelle Obama enrolled?

This is enrollment day number TWO, Barry: tick-tock - - -


12 posted on 10/02/2013 11:16:31 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: chessplayer

Is there still a “Time magazine?” I remember such a title years ago. But thought it became so politically slanted and irrelevant that it died out.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 11:18:31 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: chessplayer

To quote the left’s idea of an intellectual woman, “What difference does it make?”

After all, the MSM already provides the enemy pretty much whatever it wants.

And it manages to do this while simultaneously covering up all negative information concerning worshippers of an unnamed child boinking “prophet” and a certain unnamed buota baby resume hiding moron of a president.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 11:18:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: chessplayer
Was journalism ever an honorable profession?
15 posted on 10/02/2013 11:18:46 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: chessplayer
Was journalism ever an honorable profession?
16 posted on 10/02/2013 11:18:52 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: chessplayer

Planes will be falling out of the skies.
The World Ends Tomorrow!

Pray America is Waking Up


17 posted on 10/02/2013 11:19:06 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Sacajaweau

“How stupid can you get. It’s day One.”

Remember something, many of these shutdown stories were written WEEKS AGO, and previewed on Kos, as well.


18 posted on 10/02/2013 11:19:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: grumpygresh

Well, the NSA goons are already traitors for spying on us.


19 posted on 10/02/2013 11:21:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

LOL
Day 2 and desperation is setting in..


20 posted on 10/02/2013 11:21:40 AM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

No, but I did hear that the Nat. Park Service has closed Trail Ridge Road in Rcky. Mtn. Nat. Park. One of only two roads into Estes Park after the thousand year flood wiped out the three main routes into the valley.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 11:22:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: chessplayer

Oh unicorn skittles! If a government spy would turn on his country for missing a few weeks to a few months pay, then they sure the L would turn on their government even whilst being paid. Bunch of what-if jackazzes!


22 posted on 10/02/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: chessplayer

(To Mr. Clapper). If you, as the DNI, have done such a p*ss poor job of overseeing the vetting your spies to the extent that you willfully allow folks in these sensitive positions that think it is cool to make ~six figures and live paycheck to paycheck, and are willling to turn as soon as they miss a paycheck, you should be fired and tried for treason yourself.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 11:23:18 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: bray

Zero is really ginning up his MSM and political apparatchiks, turning the dial to ‘11.’


24 posted on 10/02/2013 11:23:44 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chessplayer

Time, the NYT, the WP...

And they’re worried about spies?

LMAO


25 posted on 10/02/2013 11:23:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: chessplayer
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I thought that by now TIME would've changed their name to “The Amerikan Communist Really Really True News Magazine” by now.

Only “News”weak is more to the Left when it comes to national magazines that used to be mainstream (in the distant past).

Sorry, TIME, but most Americans are not as eager to stab America in the back and throw away their loyalty for whatever it is that the Leftists give you.

How many pieces of silver did they give you to become a mouthpiece for Socialism?

My guess is 30.

26 posted on 10/02/2013 11:24:48 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: chessplayer

The way Clapper thinks, I think he has the CLAP!

(For those who don’t know diseases, syphillis corrodes the brain and impairs mental functions - an apt description of the Obama dictatorship).


27 posted on 10/02/2013 11:27:23 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Sacajaweau

it’s the old blackmail adage of give money to schools for better schooling. This is like tarp rewarding bad.


28 posted on 10/02/2013 11:28:29 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: chessplayer

So, Obama may change sides and actually work for America?

Sweet...


29 posted on 10/02/2013 11:28:33 AM PDT by moovova ( "...uhm, uh...stop calling it Obamacare, uh, George Bush did it...that's it! Call it BushCare.")
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To: Texan5

“This article is from the Onion, right?”


Well given it is supposed to be from “Time” it is quite possible the Onion would be more accurate.

Certainly, the Onion would be more honest than Time as the Onion makes no illusions that it is the truth while Time claims to be non-fiction.


30 posted on 10/02/2013 11:28:53 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Sacajaweau

What is patriotic, and what is traitorous? The very meanings of those words have become suspect, as concerns the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut.

The Ministry of Love and the Ministry of Truth are both working overtime, government shutdown be cursed. These agencies provide the most essential services under the reigning power now based in the territory once known as “the United States of America”.

And there is no maximum level of stupidity. No matter what heights it may rise to, that level can always be exceeded, by a really determined and innovative boob.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 11:29:03 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Graewoulf

Time for a bad joke, Graewoulf:

Mrs. Obama is so fat that she would need TWO insurance policies to cover her condition!

Badda bing, badda boom!


32 posted on 10/02/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: chessplayer
It's worse than that - the long lines at the Base Exchanges could well motivate Captains to turn their aircraft carriers over to the Russians! We have to have 0bamacare or we'll lose the entire Navy!!!
33 posted on 10/02/2013 11:31:48 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: chessplayer

This article will scare the crap out of dozens of people in dentists’ offices coast to coast.


34 posted on 10/02/2013 11:34:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: chessplayer

Paging Jack Bauer!


35 posted on 10/02/2013 11:35:25 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: chessplayer

You mean like Al Gore and Bill Clinton when they took all that Chinese money? Wait, the government wasn’t shut down then. And by the way, is Obama a non-essential government worker? He thinks he’s a king, but he works for us. Maybe they should start paying all these government employees out of the Democrat party accounts. We ALL pay his salary. The Democrat party doesn’t own him.


36 posted on 10/02/2013 11:35:46 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer
An ongoing government shutdown heightens the risk that American intelligence officers could be flipped as double agents

If their loyalty is so tenuous, then I would put much stock in any intelligence they provided anyway!

This is total and utter BS!

37 posted on 10/02/2013 11:37:34 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: chessplayer
Here's the latest: the government work stoppage could drive cash-starved spies into the arms of other countries. It would make otherwise patriotic Americans become traitors.

Cash-starved spies? LOL. How about all the lunatic America-hating ideologues this admin is packed with? What about Bradley Manning & Wikileaks? What about Hillary & Benghazi?

38 posted on 10/02/2013 11:41:17 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

And ugly?
She’s so ugly, when she walks into a store the ugly sensors on the security cameras turn the cameras off!
Hey ... whoa!


39 posted on 10/02/2013 11:41:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chessplayer

The Third Grade Reader book speaks.


40 posted on 10/02/2013 11:44:08 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: chessplayer

If having your pay delayed a couple of weeks drives a spy into the arms of our enemies, they should never have been recruited to spy anyway.


41 posted on 10/02/2013 11:48:44 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: chessplayer

This is why a detailed examination of your finances is part of any security clearance.

If missing a paycheck is going to send you scurrying off to Vlad Putin to make your car payment for you, you really ought not be in that position in the first place.


42 posted on 10/02/2013 11:49:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer
Time Magazine Fears Shutdown Could Turn Spies Into Traitors

OH NOES!!!1!! TEH GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS AWFUL!!!1!1!!!

43 posted on 10/02/2013 11:51:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sacajaweau

the left are such drama queens , killing granny to they want to stop you getting contraception to spies might turn.


44 posted on 10/02/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: chessplayer

So we should get these disloyal federal employees back spying on us to keep them quiet?


45 posted on 10/02/2013 11:55:00 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: chessplayer

Any person who would spy for that reason is probably already a spy.

Real Americans cannot be bought.


46 posted on 10/02/2013 11:56:37 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: tumblindice

No, he’s saying we keep paying them to spy on us because they can’t be trusted.


47 posted on 10/02/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: MEGoody

Exactly. But liberals have no concept of people having any morals. Remember when Obama claimed that Doctors ran around taking out tonsils and amputating legs just to get paid more money?


48 posted on 10/02/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: TigersEye

“...The shutdown will cause the icecaps to melt too....”

That’s cause the shutdown is affecting the sun, too... it’s shining a little brighter and hotter, causing even MORE cute fuzzy little 1200 pound polar bears to get stranded on ice floes and possibly drown... ‘cause the shutdown made them forget how to like...swim... and stuff...

Honest... Jay Carney said so...

/s


49 posted on 10/02/2013 12:02:30 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Irenic

These NSA spies have already turned against their country.


50 posted on 10/02/2013 12:04:54 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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