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Trump bans EPA employees from giving social media updates

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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:43 PM
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What the hell is wrong with people going on about free speech /facepalm.
Stopping a govt agency posting documents to social media has nothing to do with free speech.




posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: veracity

No, the Federal audit was in 2015, obviously you didn't read the article because that doesn't fit the agenda.



The EPA workers love pornography


Earlier this year the EPA served as an inspiration for a bill introduced in Congress to curb an epidemic of federal employees watching pornography on government computers during work hours. The congressman who introduced the law disclosed that various EPA Inspector General probes have uncovered multiple cases of employees working hard at watching porn. “One EPA employee was viewing as much as 6 hours of pornography a day in his office,” the congressman said. “The same federal employee was found to have downloaded as many as 7,000 pornographic files onto his government computer.”



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

look Marge, so you have some beef with the EPA, great! I don't disagree with getting rid of corrupt employees. My sister worked for a not for profit organization and watched TV in her office all day...full time job. She even bragged about how her work load is not even enough for a part time position.

However, you must admit that a media blackout on these organizations is uncalled for. Please call out your cheeto messiah when its legit.

Thank you
edit on 24-1-2017 by veracity because: cheeto



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Ha, ha, I keep my personal accounts separated, very well separated.

Gracias for the warning.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
What the hell is wrong with people going on about free speech /facepalm.
Stopping a govt agency posting documents to social media has nothing to do with free speech.


UTK, its not just social media, they cannot hold press conferences or talk to reporters either



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: pirhanna

Remember, the EPA is the same agency that flat-out refused to comply with the requests of the transition team from the start.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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Here is the most interesting comment to me:


Myron Ebell, who leads the Trump EPA transition, confirmed the grant freeze to ProPublica. “They’re trying to freeze things to make sure nothing happens they don’t want to have happen, so any regulations going forward, contracts, grants, hires, they want to make sure to look at them first,” Ebell told ProPublica.


Given this is a key area of significant change to undo a lot of what Obama did, it makes sense to keep things tight until the direction is set in stone.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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"I would think that everyone on this forum would support free speech for all Americans."
That's right, time for those secret service agents to cut the BS and tell us what Hillary was doing on her visits to pedophile island.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: veracity

No, no beef, is just that here in ATS we have debated and exposed a lot of corruption, I have many years here so I remember when a topic comes up if we had it already debated or not in previews years.

I have a very good memory.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: veracity

originally posted by: UKTruth
What the hell is wrong with people going on about free speech /facepalm.
Stopping a govt agency posting documents to social media has nothing to do with free speech.


UTK, its not just social media, they cannot hold press conferences or talk to reporters either


See above - I don't really blame them for now. I suspect this is temporary until they have their house in order.
The EPA looks as though it is for a massive shake up.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

i don't doubt you do, but the corruption of the EPA is a whole different ballgame.

Blacking out organizations (not just the EPA) is uncalled for.

Please don't make me type this again



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: veracity

originally posted by: UKTruth
What the hell is wrong with people going on about free speech /facepalm.
Stopping a govt agency posting documents to social media has nothing to do with free speech.


UTK, its not just social media, they cannot hold press conferences or talk to reporters either


Under the agency's name.

So it's still not a freedom of speech issue.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: pirhanna

Remember, the EPA is the same agency that flat-out refused to comply with the requests of the transition team from the start.


Bingo !!



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

I think perhaps this is being handled somewhat like a hostile takeover in the sense that the new administration knows its departments are staffed with people who sympathize with the rioters and the women's marchers and the outgoing admin and will work like a pack of subversives if they get the chance.

House needs to be cleaned.

I expect that once the new heads are installed and the new way of things gets going, restrictions will loosen. If they don't, then I will start to wonder.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: veracity

I don't think he will is going to disband the agency, Obama was not the one that made the agency. It was President Richard Nixon, in the beginning and up until the Federal funding started to be cut back in the 90s the agency was doing a great job.

But for some reason and I am sure that you are not going to like what I say, in the last few decades they had gone down the hill because scandals.

I think is many agencies in our federal government that needs to be reconstructed from the bottom up and make them efficient agencies.

I think Trump is finding the waste and abuse in the federal government and cleaning house


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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: marg6043
why would i not like what you say, i explained a story earlier of first hand tax-payer money being wasted.

just this is not the thread for that.

If the EPA is doing what this not for profit is doing, yes, clean the house, get good people in there.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth


What the hell is wrong with people going on about free speech /facepalm.
Stopping a govt agency posting documents to social media has nothing to do with free speech.

Well said. I'd expect to be dismissed if I did that working for a private corporation.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: veracity

I agree, veracity, its time to clean house, be Trump or whomever comes after him.

Its funny but I tell this to everybody after elections years, depending who I vote for, next time I maybe your best friend or your worst enemy.




posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

They want to make sure no more money is snuck to the UN, PP or those Palestinian losers. Especially bureaucrats issuing some stupid regulations that will have to be repealed.



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: Profusion

I take the story linked above as an ominous sign. It seems like the type of thing a tyrant would do.

I hope Trump supporters will be willing to be unbiased enough to occasionally criticize Trump. I haven't seen that happening enough yet.


Of course it is the type of thing a tyrant would do.

As for the ardent Trump supporters, Trump would have to literally 'shoot someone in the street.' before they criticize him.



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