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They sent it through the "Dear Colleague" system. This is a system that, it's almost like a spam folder, frankly. Not everyone in Congress is signed up to it. And basically it's a system where you send letters to your colleagues -- will you cosponsor my bill, will you sign my letter, that kind of thing. Normally if you're getting information about an upcoming briefing or an upcoming document that's going to be available to members of Congress, you would get an email. An email, a normal email would come to you, to all members of Congress saying, "Hey there's a document that's going to be available, come stop by." But no, we got it through the "Dear Colleague" system. And the only reasons we noticed is because one of my staffers is silly enough to have this spam folder and look through it and she helped find it and she alerted me, "Hey we've got this document that's going to be available tomorrow, and it's going to be available between 9 a.m. and noon." And it's available between 9 a.m. and noon on the day when members of Congress are leaving to go back to their districts.
The only people who showed up at that briefing were the people I talked to. Nobody else knew that that was going on. Not a single person outside of the people I talked to knew that was going on. And we had to sign a disclosure ... an anti-disclosure agreement saying we wouldn't talk to any of our colleagues about what we saw.
I have the highest ratio of sweet to not-so-sweet tweets of any Member of Congress. I defend #liberty & explain every vote @ facebook.com... .
After a rapid series of votes on the House floor last September, Representative Justin Amash admitted to his Facebook (FB) followers that he’d inadvertently opposed a land use bill he meant to support. “I accidentally voted ‘no’ on the Grijalva of AZ Part B Amendment 4 to H R 5544,” he confessed. “I apparently confused the Grijalva amendment with the Ellison amendment before it.” Explaining his mea culpa, the Republican congressman wrote: “Being accountable means I let you know about every vote even when I goof up.”
Ummmm. So. Exactly what kind of document is only available to members of Congress, only for three hours, and on the day they're in a hurry to bug out of town?
The mind boggles.
If the government -- in an extreme hypothetical, let's say they had a base on the moon. If I don't know that there's a base on the moon, I'm not going to go into the briefing and say you have a moonbase. Right? [Audience laughs.] If they have a talking bear or something, I'm not going to say, 'You guys, you didn't engineer the talking bear.'
reply to post by eLPresidente
Gah. This ranks up there with the mysterious amendment to a bill that occurred not long ago. Serious game playing going on with something this important is just disgusting. I'd like to sit all the involved parties in a room and then, give them the same kind of serious talk that I give my children.
reply to post by Thorneblood
Yeah I knew it, especially when he mentioned the talking bears, then I knew it was all real... Or did he just insert that rediculous bit in order to drive away attention from his moon base comments, so people would say "oh, ok, obviously he's joking" but the one with the discerning mind will know to look more closely? Or maybe its a code for something else... They're worried about the bear (russia?) talking about the moon base they discovered that we were building. Or he's saying we've got a Russian agent willing to talk to us about what the Russians know about the moon base and hopefully, HOPEFULLY, he knows what they are planning to do about it.
Of course, this all went down a few months ago and we lobbed down that Russian meteorite that sent hundreds to the hospital as a warning and now the talking bear has gone into hibernation for a while, all planned for security reasons following the space strike. So Russia, frustrated that they have to pretend this is all nature's doing, begins to do the only thing left for them to do against an enemy they know they cannot defeat with force... They begin to seek the moral high ground on the world stage.
More shocking revelations to come...