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adauxilium 0 points ago +0 / -0

I had not heard the exact number prior to this, but this is consistent with what I had heard. They did it by firing anyone who asked for a medical exemption without regard to the requests' validity. There used to be conservatives at the CIA. They have now been purged; the few conservatives who happen to have taken the shot for other reasons will follow quickly.

That compass rose on the CIA seal in the photo is supposed to stand for all-source intelligence, coming from every place on the globe. And now: no place except for their preferred political ideology (which, inconveniently, will offer no insight into the behavior of foreigners). National security is no longer the mission. Now, liberal politics is.

Impact on intelligence-gathering and analysis = ?

Note: am not saying the CIA has been well-managed or well-behaved up to this point. It has not. But its official practices have now fully abandoned its legal and historic reason for existence.

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adauxilium 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think that's what the crucifixion was supposed to include. When he said, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" it wasn't because he actually believed God had abandoned him; as you say, he knew the plan already. However, he humbled himself to be able to experience all the suffering that we do. First by becoming a human person with a human body - just so he could grow up to suffer and die. And ultimately, on the cross, one more thing was added: he experienced the all-too-human feeling that God is absent, or invisible, or doesn't care, that weighs all of us down. That's what those words meant, that he was sharing that with all of us. Not all day every day, like we might, but still - he entered into that part of our suffering, too.

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adauxilium 1 point ago +1 / -0

Obviously, this is not legal advice; if you need some, please consult with an attorney.

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adauxilium 2 points ago +2 / -0

Obviously, this is not legal advice; if you need some, please consult with an attorney.

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adauxilium 1 point ago +1 / -0

Obviously, this is not legal advice; if you need some, please consult with an attorney.