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'[OT]: Govt secrecy,'
2000\10\23@060757 by Andy Howard

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From: "Dan Michaels" <spam_OUToricomTakeThisOuTspamUSWEST.NET>
> John Patrick wrote:
> >From: Bob Ammerman <.....RAMMERMANKILLspamspam@spam@PRODIGY.NET>
> >Subject: Re: [PIC]: MultiPICs = PushMePullYou <-- Cudos

> >>Well, As an idea goes, this one was certainly a whopper....
> >>But the contest idea I proposed really does have to be limited to
> >>implemented systems. Otherwise somebody would tell us that had designed
> >>millions of PICs into the Stars Wars Defense Shield or some such thing.

> >I'd like you to prove I didn't!
> >"I'm sorry, but that's classified."
> >
>
> When I worked for the govt, I worked on stuff that was so
> secret that if I told you about it, I'd have to kill myself.

There's branches of government where the work is so secret even they don't
know what they're doing.







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2000\10\23@080346 by Bob Ammerman

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> There's branches of government where the work is so secret even they don't
> know what they're doing.
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Yep: The legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch.
:-)

Bob Ammerman
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(contract development of high performance, high function, low-level
software)

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2000\10\23@084739 by Andrew Kunz

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Yup, and most of them are at the civic level, although a few Presidents can make
this claim as well.

Andy









Andy Howard <EraseMEmusicaspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTUKONLINE.CO.UK> on 10/23/2000 06:02:42 AM

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From: "Dan Michaels" <KILLspamoricomKILLspamspamUSWEST.NET>
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There's branches of government where the work is so secret even they don't
know what they're doing.







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2000\10\23@114420 by Dale Botkin

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On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, Andy Howard wrote:

> From: "Dan Michaels" <RemoveMEoricomspamTakeThisOuTUSWEST.NET>
> > John Patrick wrote:
> > >From: Bob Ammerman <RAMMERMANEraseMEspam.....PRODIGY.NET>
> > >Subject: Re: [PIC]: MultiPICs = PushMePullYou <-- Cudos
>
> > >>Well, As an idea goes, this one was certainly a whopper....
> > >>But the contest idea I proposed really does have to be limited to
> > >>implemented systems. Otherwise somebody would tell us that had designed
> > >>millions of PICs into the Stars Wars Defense Shield or some such thing.
>
> > >I'd like you to prove I didn't!
> > >"I'm sorry, but that's classified."
> > >
> >
> > When I worked for the govt, I worked on stuff that was so
> > secret that if I told you about it, I'd have to kill myself.
>
> There's branches of government where the work is so secret even they don't
> know what they're doing.

If that's the explanation, the entire government must be super-secret.
Is't been my experience that NONE of the branches know what they're doing.

Dale
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2000\10\23@180458 by O'Reilly John E NORC

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> From: "Dan Michaels" <RemoveMEoricomEraseMEspamEraseMEUSWEST.NET>
> > John Patrick wrote:
> > >From: Bob Ammerman <RemoveMERAMMERMANspam_OUTspamKILLspamPRODIGY.NET>
> > >Subject: Re: [PIC]: MultiPICs = PushMePullYou <-- Cudos
>
> > >>Well, As an idea goes, this one was certainly a whopper....
> > >>But the contest idea I proposed really does have to be limited to
> > >>implemented systems. Otherwise somebody would tell us that had
designed
> > >>millions of PICs into the Stars Wars Defense Shield or some such
thing.
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I know what I do.

John




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2000\10\23@213746 by Dan Michaels

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John O'Reilly wrote:
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>> There's branches of government where the work is so secret even they don't
>> know what they're doing.
>
>>If that's the explanation, the entire government must be super-secret.
>>Is't been my experience that NONE of the branches know what they're doing.
>
>
>I know what I do.
>

Well, John, welcome to piclist, the last bastion of unfettered
anarchy in america [limiting it to US, since outside of here,
we hear very little complaining - except for the hippies in west
auckland].

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