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We all know rank has its privileges- in business, in military, just about everywhere. I want to mention two cases which I think really stink.
First- 4 star Army General David Petraeus, he had a wonderful career and gets glowing pats on the back for lots of things- YET, he leaked/ gave classified material to his mistress/ his lover who was a reporter and much lower ranked officer. What did he get for releasing LOTS of Top Secret intel- $40,000 fine - two years of probation and he gets to keep making hundreds of thousands of dollars as speaker/writer. JMHO, he probably made 40 thousand for one speaking engagement.
Next case- Senior Airman- E-4, Reality Winner, she released Top Secret intelligence about ABSOLUTELY REAL/ not fake- intelligence about Russian interference with our elections- President Trump made sure she got the hammer- she sentenced to FIVE years and three months- her best plea deal. She's been released after serving Three years/ 10 months....I think, something very close to that. So she exposes the lies the sitting President is putting out and pays pretty stiff price. Just saying- WOW- our justice system sure needs some tweaks.

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I didn't know much about Reality Winner, just saw her on the "evil" show 60 Minutes- one of those liberal lying shows. Here is an article about this traitor- https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/12/who-is-reality-winner.html- it gives you a good look at a very intelligent, JMHO, dreamer- who wishes the world was a better place. While in AF, she helped kill hundreds of American enemies- yet later, she's a traitor. I understand little people can't release secrets....but, revealing truth is criminal....and very painful she learned. Again, the world isn't fair....JMHO, our country hosed her. She's done far more good than harm.


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I do think one of the biggest cultural/political issues we currently are having in this country is the lack of accountability for elites, especially political elites. The hammer has to be allowed to fall.


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I don't know all of the specifics on the various cases, nor really care to examine at this time, but as a broad brush to your main point, I agree.

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JMHO- this is an example of Trump- or any other powerful group of individuals, who can have someone put away....ie political prisoner. Read the doc I posted- she couldn't talk to reporters- WHY? Even in prisons, if the press wants to talk with someone- they should be able to, look at Michael Cohen- put is solitary confinement because he was going to the press. Trump tried to take over our government- placing his guys in Justice Department, Defense Department, shadow electoral voters....on and on- power and MONEY. This girl is a hero, she gave years of her life to show Trump was lying about Russian government interference with our elections- yet Trump was spouting the exact opposite. Hope to God, Trump goes to jail- he isn't President anymore- it shouldn't give him a pass for life.


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I didn't know much about Reality Winner, just saw her on the "evil" show 60 Minutes- one of those liberal lying shows.

This says everything we need to know. notallthere


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Need to know- JMHO, loss a friend of 40yrs over Trump- my friend started telling me you shouldn't watch NBC, CBS, CNN, etc....only Fox spoke near the truth- we also disagreed over Critical Race Theory- he stated you can't even read that stuff- my response was an idea never causes pain- you got to at least read or hear the other side....not well received. On subject, Reality got hosed- if you put a low level specialist in prison for espionage- then the former director of CIA releasing classified. I'm a real nut- I think Clinton should have been impeached for perjury, Sec of State Clinton held accountable for her illegal handling of classified, etc., etc., Trump for his many sins--won't happen- only in a just world...dreams like Reality.


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I've had family members tell me the same thing about the media. My response is "How do you know which is lies and which is truth? Were you an eyewitness to the spoken event, or do you just think whatever makes you feel better must be the truth?"

I've been getting invited to less events now...


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I question if the friendship was real- I'm old guy- where did sticks and stones will hurt me, but words never will....people write people off because they don't think exactly like them.....complete baloney. I'm retired military- I served for EVERY American- no outcasts. Guess I'm a dreamer.


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