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Workers' Porn Surfing Rampant at Federal Agency

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 07:39 AM
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Workers' Porn Surfing Rampant at Federal Agency


www.foxnews.com

Employee misconduct investigations, often involving workers accessing pornography from their government computers, grew sixfold last year inside the taxpayer-funded foundation that doles out billions of dollars of scientific research grants, according to budget documents and other records obtained by The Washington Times.
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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 07:39 AM
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Okay, I can see this is going to get a lot of comments, because almost everyone has surfed for pornography, whether you were supposed to or not, but this has to take the cake as far as I am concerned.

I remember a story about a local Law Enforcement Officer in the area where I live about a female Officer who was accused of being involved in a porn video online, by one of her fellow Police Officer's.

She fought the case, the lawyer proved it was not her, because she had very unique teeth, no symbolism there, her teeth are what got her out of trouble, and the other Officer was terminated from his job for surfing for porn while on the job, his wife divorced him, and he lost the house, as well as custody and visitation rights to his children.

www.foxnews.com
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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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Why do it at work? What are you going to do, crack one off and hope your boss doesn't come in?



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by Sargon of Akkad
Why do it at work? What are you going to do, crack one off and hope your boss doesn't come in?


I honestly could not tell you since I have never done that at work.

There should be some kind of block that stops that from happening at any Federal Agency.

You would think that people would do their jobs while on the taxpayers dollar, huh?



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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I think that's the key argument here. The government holds the people to a certain standard through laws and enforcement. And if they can't hold their own people to the same laws or simple regulations than there is an issue.

There is a great benefit to being a government employee and there should be a certain due of respect associated with the job. To have that benefit and respect they should be held to a higher standard.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by threekings
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
 


I think that's the key argument here. The government holds the people to a certain standard through laws and enforcement. And if they can't hold their own people to the same laws or simple regulations than there is an issue.

There is a great benefit to being a government employee and there should be a certain due of respect associated with the job. To have that benefit and respect they should be held to a higher standard.


You said it exactly in those words as to why I am a "conspiracy theorist".

I have seen, watched, heard, and unraveled so many "conspiracies" in my lifetime.

When we are not holding ourselves accountable, who will hold the Government accountable?

The same is said in reverse, the Government does not want us to hold them accountable for their actions, but that as a society and a nation, is our job.

F.D.R. advanced knowledge of Pearl Harbor

J.F.K./Oswald

September 11th/Osama bin Laden/Not one Intelligence Agency was shut down for failures

The list goes on and on and on...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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9/11 - Osama was listed as an operative of the CIA

Kissinger having ties to the Bin Ladens head of 9/11 commision (he stepped down but it should have been investigated as to why he was put there in the first place)

Recently - Tom Delay's plane being found with 4 tons of coke.

Iran Contra Affair - A lot of those people involved are still in power.

Members of Goldman Sachs being appointed gov. positions after the failure and subsequent bailout.


The list goes on and on. If a citizen is implicated in a criminal scheme they are barred from associating with people in said criminal complaint.

In government, it always seems that it is 'innocent until proven guilty'.
And if you look at the state of the justice system in any commonwealth based nation, Canada, US, UK. The citizens are guilty until proven innocent.

I mean really, if you and I and three of our friends were implicated in terrorism, drug running, massive fraud, murder, etc. Would we be allowed to communicate? The government not only allows this in some of these cases but puts people with ties to the people being investigated on the investigative council.

There needs to be a separate public inquiry council but just by doling out that power unfortunately dictates that it to will eventually be corrupted.

Bernie Madoff was a slight of hand by the government. "watch us prosecute this man whole stole billions from people" at the same time hundreds of billions goes out to banks that sunk themselves into the ground.

It's actually quite laughable when you realize how many people are clueless to the actions of the government and power elite.

I understand they wield power and I accept it, but I'd rather them just say it the sugar coat their actions. Can't be done though because that brings about dissent.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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You would think that they'd have blocks in place. I know I cannot surf for porn at work otherwise it will be picked up by the nerds and I'll be called up on it. I got done once for forwarding an e-mail with a picture of a woman who was slightly underdressed and I got a written warning for that! Never even crossed my mind to push the envelope further and surf for some hardcore stuff.

And why would you do it at work? Really wierd one that.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Yes, I agree with you, this has got to stop altogether.

How on Earth can we hold ourselves accountable for any crime, when Government does not hold themselves accountable, first?

Instead, they would rather cover it up, then to expose it.

Odd, is it not, that Government officials can surf for pornography, speed, and commit adultery in the White House, yet we have to pay fines, go to jail, or get fired for those same actions?

Talk about a double-standard.

This is why I have zero respect for anyone in Washington D.C.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:38 PM
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As far as I knew those types of systems had that kind of security block in place.

Guess I know now where my tax dollars are not going, huh?

And the idiots on Capitol Hill wonder why every nation on this planet thinks we're duplicitous bastards here in America?

As far as I am concerned, the moment every one of them hold themselves accountable, will be the moment I believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and an honest politician.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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Getting a government job is like hitting the lottery. I know this from experience. You get benefits, competitive pay and can search porn sites while eating m&m's while 'working' the front desk at the BMV (DMV in other states). Don't worry about productivity.... as long as you aren't over a certain line of stupidity, you can't be fired.

There are many people that work hard in government jobs, but they are not the rule.

The government has no reason to be productive because they force their consumers (tax-payers) to pay whether they want their services or not.

FROM THE ARTICLE



When finally caught, the NSF official retired. He even offered, among other explanations, a humanitarian defense, suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women. Investigators put the cost to taxpayers of the senior official's porn surfing at between $13,800 and about $58,000.


RETIRED.... if this were my employee and (with a long service record) was caught doing this, I would fire him and have in writing a nullification of contract due to abuse of company funds. This guy gets to retire, and get payed to surf porn at his house.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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And then lose it all due to pornography.

What a waste of time and money of the taxpayers money.

Is this story related to the one below?

Department of Justice Takes Action to Disable International Botnet

Could be.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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surfing porn myself guilty altho never at work

the sec got busted for this sometime ago this doesn't surprise me this happens everyday in america


and yes they should be held accountable pornography isn't the only thing they are doing i could go into detail but it would be self incriminating.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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I run some software to filter people from this. When a new office opens up I don't have it block for a month or so. That way I can see who are the big porn surfers, spend all of their time on facebook, gambling, you name it. When I enable blocking later it's these very same people who scream loudest and complain to their supervisors that I'm keeping them from doing their work. Then, I send a detailed report of where they were that previous month to them and their supervisor. End of complaining.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Not only do they have bad salaries but they can't even have their 5min of pleasure at work now, where is the world going i wonder.The american dream...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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surfing porn myself guilty altho never at work

the sec got busted for this sometime ago this doesn't surprise me this happens everyday in america

and yes they should be held accountable pornography isn't the only thing they are doing i could go into detail but it would be self incriminating.


One would think that most people know the I.T. Department monitors every action at work.

Not to mention all online and intranet activities.

Including their banking transactions, Facebook doodling, and porn surfing.


Originally posted by Apollumi
I run some software to filter people from this. When a new office opens up I don't have it block for a month or so. That way I can see who are the big porn surfers, spend all of their time on facebook, gambling, you name it. When I enable blocking later it's these very same people who scream loudest and complain to their supervisors that I'm keeping them from doing their work. Then, I send a detailed report of where they were that previous month to them and their supervisor. End of complaining.


You just addressed everything I stated above.

I had a girlfriend who told me all about that and how her organization monitored that.

There is a clear delineation of work and professionalism at work or there should be.


Originally posted by themaster1
Not only do they have bad salaries but they can't even have their 5min of pleasure at work now, where is the world going i wonder.The american dream...


Work is work.

If work can be fun, fine, but I'm talking about enjoying your job.

Not surfing porn sites.

Government employees have no right to do any of that, on the taxpayers dime, ever.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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I have no problem with people viewing
porn if that is what they desire.
However, doing it at work while being
paid to do a completely different task
is what I have a problem with.
Shame on them and shame on
the people who allow it without
prosecuting.

It seems lately that everybody is getting
a free pass breaking the law. I was just
reading an article about the financial crash.
In the past 3 yrs since the financial crash,
not ONE single CEO has been indicted.
What does that tell ya about our system?



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
I have no problem with people viewing
porn if that is what they desire.
However, doing it at work while being
paid to do a completely different task
is what I have a problem with.
Shame on them and shame on
the people who allow it without
prosecuting.

It seems lately that everybody is getting
a free pass breaking the law. I was just
reading an article about the financial crash.
In the past 3 yrs since the financial crash,
not ONE single CEO has been indicted.
What does that tell ya about our system?


It tells us corruption is rampant and out of control.

It also tell us that people would rather blackmail those individuals therefore furthering corruption.

There are not enough indictments of criminals in office due to the seeking of power.

And having this power over others only expands corruption instead of stopping it.

In order to exploit a weakness in someone to gain funds, favors, or fraud.

One wrong turn added to a wrong turn does not make a right turn.

Nail them and put them in prison so we can have leaders we can look up to.

Instead of ones we are ashamed of and cannot get rid of until they die of a heart attack.

After 40 or more years in office.

Stagnation, pure stagnation, through corruption.
edit on 4/14/11 by SpartanKingLeonidas because: Adding Depth and Insight Into the Post.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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When I was stationed at Lakenheath I joined a local fencing club. One of the people on our team was a porn actress.
*wow*

That being said, porn has no business at work. Unless porn IS your work. Then you might get in trouble looking at federal agency sites.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:07 PM
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see Spartan, we have a lot more in common
than we thought
Best wishes
lol



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