The Bradley Manning crisis occurred: TOO MUCH ACCESS! The Edward Snowden Crisis occurred: TOO MUCH ACCESS! Congress has relaxed security clearances for federal workers,contractors and sub-contractors making “security” a joke! Rep. Darrell Issa is Chairman of the U.S. Oversight Committee. Why is he not looking into this long-standing problem of a system of thousands of workers for the government having federal security clearances to information that goes beyond what is required to do their basic job descriptions? Yesterday’s gun massacre asks the question: Is card-key access to military bases a travesty? Why do security systems have poor or no audit trails? Where are the High Definition surveillance cameras? Who reviews federal security? Who is in charge? Who is responsible? Darrell Issa should watch the recent movie, “Olympus Has Fallen.” It would give him something to think about. —GoodOleWoody
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1. The Illusion of Choice
You don’t go to a steak house to eat choice meat. I’m sorry. There is no chef, no recipes for the most part, and little in the way of service or sexiness here. The steak house takes the approach, crude indeed but honest, that a man is essentially a bag for putting meat into.
Therefore, it is imperative that they serve the best meat, which is to say USDA prime. Prime meat isn’t always that great; what they get away with calling prime these days is a crime, as old-school butchers are fond of saying. But choice is guaranteed to be mediocre. The only exceptions are the “choice or better” programs like Creekstone’s Master Chef line or Certified Angus Beef, which sometimes deliver better marbled beef than their rivals’ top-grade product.