A Failed Drug Strategy Isn’t the Only Way DEA Wastes our Money

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Looks like someone forgot to tell DEA about the economic crisis:

WASHINGTON — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration spent more than $123,000 to charter a private jet to fly to Bogota, Colombia, last fall instead of taking one of the agency's 106 planes.

The DEA paid a contractor an additional $5,380 to arrange Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart's trip last Oct. 28-30 with an outside company.

The DEA scheduled the trip as the nation was reeling from the worst economic crisis in decades and the national debt was climbing toward $10 trillion. Three weeks later, lawmakers slammed chief executive officers from three automakers for flying to Washington in private jets as Congress debated whether to bail out the auto industry. [McClatchy]

Of course, a DEA official assures us that this was all necessitated by a security threat:

Brown said the administrator couldn't have taken a commercial flight because she and other officials who were traveling with her were under "specific" threat in Colombia at the time. He wouldn't reveal details about the threat, saying only that it was of a "sensitive law-enforcement nature." He added that the threat prompted him to conclude that "a government aircraft would provide a level of security not available on a commercial aircraft."

Makes sense, but…

A U.S. official in Colombia, however, said that officials there weren't aware of any threat against Leonhart other than the general insecurity in the country due to the drug trade.

Interesting. Seriously, how much longer is going to take the Obama Administration to replace Michele Leonhart? Crap like this is nothing compared to the medical marijuana raids, but it serves as yet another reminder that DEA is a rogue agency that just does whatever it wants all the time.
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FTA:
Dear Federal Government,

Drop dead.

Excuse us. Some may consider such bluntness to be indecorous, but why beat around the bush? In any case, we’ve been around this bush (Bush?) too many times to count already. It’s time to let you know what we really think of you, what we say behind your back, what we whisper to each other when you leave the room.
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It’s true that, in public, we often nod our heads and agree with you, even defer or appear to defer to you. But we assure you that this happens not out of respect; rather, it arises merely from the fact that you have a lot of guns and a bad temper. Inside, we are seething and resentful. Inside, we imagine your demise in the most vivid and gratifying of ways. We may fear your irrational and violent behavior, but we manifestly do not respect or agree with you. We don’t love you. We don’t even like you. (See the part about hate, above.)
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I'm pro-choice on EVERYTHING!

TSA

I thought all the commercial planes were safe,you cant even bring on a bottle of water,children and the elderly have to take ther shoes off.
So they deserve more safety on our dollar.
106 airplanes?I sure hope are troops in combat did not need any of those planes since there fighting a real war.

I PRACTICE HATRED FOR THE WAR AND WAR AGAINST DRUGS

I VOCALIZE MY HATRED FOR ALL WAR/WAR ON DRUGS TERRORIST CULT LEADERS ON A LOCAL,STATEFEDERAL,GLOBAL AND PRIVATE LEVEL. YES I HAVE ONLY HATRED TOWARD FRAUDULENTLY OCCUPYING TERRORIST GOONS POSING AS GOVERNMENT LEADERS. SOCIOPATHIC AND FRAUDULENT LAWS,WARS,AND ATTACKS ARE PUT IN PLACE AND ENFORCED BY SOCIOPATHIC VIOLENT BULLYS WHO ARE CRIMINALLY INSANE.

I see a lot of "hate" in your comments

You live in hatred, all the time, and you will only screw your own life up! Self control is part of living in a normal society. There is something to forgiving those who have wronged us. I feel it makes us bigger people than them. But, then again, I have nothing to be self righteous about, either!

re; mlang52

that hatred might be a result of trauma? betrayal? broken promises ? or maybe the person is using psychological warfare which might preclude armed resistance ? equal and opposite armed resistance of course. postal? pissed off definitely. MAYBE THERE ARE ARE ACTUAL CONSTITUTIONAL MILITARY AND POLICE PERSONNEL WHO ARE REMOVING THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL PRACTITIONERS THAT THEY ARE FORCED TO TAKE ORDERS FROM ? AAHHDUNNO BUT THIS PERSON IS DEFINITELY ANGRY.

trauma, betrayal,brokenpromises,...... stolen career?

I have plenty of that in my life, and more. I spent a decade and a half, after high school, getting an education, and I am unemployed! It, just, would do me no good to channel it into hate! I would be the only person I was hurting. You know, like being my own worst enemy?

IF YOURE NOT PISSED OFF YOU ARE IN A COMA

SAME AS ABOVE !

MLANG52 I LOVE WHUTCHA DOO

MLANG52 LIQUIZE ON THE SELF RIGHTEOUS ABOOT PEOPLE VENT WHEN TYRANTS RULE WHAT CAN YA DOO ? MY SPELLING SUKS

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