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    James Clapper: "I didn't lie to Congress, I just didn't understand the question!"

    Source: Clapper: ‘I Didn’t Lie’ to Congress About NSA Spying — ‘I Just Simply Didn’t Understand’ the Question

    Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” host John Berman asked former National Intelligence Director James Clapper about The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald saying he lied to Congress about the NSA program used to spy on Americans’ phone records.

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    "I didn’t lie, I made a big mistake and I just simply didn’t understand what I was being asked about,” he added. “I thought of another surveillance program, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act when I was being asked about Section 215 of the Patriot Act at the time. I just didn’t understand that."

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019...-the-question/

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    You'd have to be as stupid as a liberal to believe an excuse like that.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Source: Clapper: ‘I Didn’t Lie’ to Congress About NSA Spying — ‘I Just Simply Didn’t Understand’ the Question

    Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” host John Berman asked former National Intelligence Director James Clapper about The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald saying he lied to Congress about the NSA program used to spy on Americans’ phone records.

    ...

    "I didn’t lie, I made a big mistake and I just simply didn’t understand what I was being asked about,” he added. “I thought of another surveillance program, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act when I was being asked about Section 215 of the Patriot Act at the time. I just didn’t understand that."

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019...-the-question/

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    You'd have to be as stupid as a liberal to believe an excuse like that.
    You act as if it is impossible or implausible that a man could confuse similar programs with similar designations when under the pressure of being interviewed by congress. I don't find that nearly as unlikely as you seem to. And I would be willing to bet you have been under the gun at some moment in time in your life and accidentally confused two similar facts. You are - after all - somewhat close to human

    There are other issues here. But I doubt you care. Clapper is a vocal critic of your political idol, and thus must be vanquished.

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    Last edited by oxmixmudd; 03-05-2019 at 11:43 AM.
    Jorge's trueorigins paper: "...it is known that other volcanic features match what is usually associated with impact craters including ... shatter cones and crystal deformations"

    Planetary Science Institute: "Shatter cones … are found in only two places on Earth, 1) in nuclear test sites and 2) meteorite impact structures. They are formed as a result of the high pressure, high velocity shock wave ...

    maximum pressures from 45 to 200 times greater than found in volcanic events (2->20 Gpa)

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    "You'd have to be as stupid as a liberal to believe an excuse like that."
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    "You'd have to be as stupid as a liberal to believe an excuse like that."
    Except that since I'm conservative in terms of what that term has meant up until the Trump presidency, what you actually mean by 'liberal' is derived strictly from the amount of loyalalty to heir Trump


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    Last edited by oxmixmudd; 03-06-2019 at 02:20 AM.
    Jorge's trueorigins paper: "...it is known that other volcanic features match what is usually associated with impact craters including ... shatter cones and crystal deformations"

    Planetary Science Institute: "Shatter cones … are found in only two places on Earth, 1) in nuclear test sites and 2) meteorite impact structures. They are formed as a result of the high pressure, high velocity shock wave ...

    maximum pressures from 45 to 200 times greater than found in volcanic events (2->20 Gpa)

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    I didn't say you were a liberal, I said you'd have to be as dumb as one to buy Clapper's excuse. I have no doubt he knew exactly what was being asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I didn't say you were a liberal, I said you'd have to be as dumb as one to buy Clapper's excuse. I have no doubt he knew exactly what was being asked.
    There are several possible explanations.

    However, on a broader front: you seem to always know with perfect clairvoyance when people are lying ... if they are somehow a problem for Trump. You also seem to have every possible excuse ready and available to defend those that stand with Trump.

    I think that is a rather clear indication your capacity to speak objectively about such things is ... shall we say 'diminished'.

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    Jorge's trueorigins paper: "...it is known that other volcanic features match what is usually associated with impact craters including ... shatter cones and crystal deformations"

    Planetary Science Institute: "Shatter cones … are found in only two places on Earth, 1) in nuclear test sites and 2) meteorite impact structures. They are formed as a result of the high pressure, high velocity shock wave ...

    maximum pressures from 45 to 200 times greater than found in volcanic events (2->20 Gpa)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxmixmudd View Post
    There are several possible explanations.
    Ockam's Razor. In a hearing about whether or not the FBI and other tentacles of the Obama administration were spying on the Trump campaign, it's hard to think that Clapper was confused about the nature and context of certain lines of questioning.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Ockam's Razor. In a hearing about whether or not the FBI and other tentacles of the Obama administration were spying on the Trump campaign, it's hard to think that Clapper was confused about the nature and context of certain lines of questioning.
    Only when used to evaluate the statements made against Trump or his policies, and then not objectively.

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    Jorge's trueorigins paper: "...it is known that other volcanic features match what is usually associated with impact craters including ... shatter cones and crystal deformations"

    Planetary Science Institute: "Shatter cones … are found in only two places on Earth, 1) in nuclear test sites and 2) meteorite impact structures. They are formed as a result of the high pressure, high velocity shock wave ...

    maximum pressures from 45 to 200 times greater than found in volcanic events (2->20 Gpa)

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    Says the guy who openly despises Trump and is using every trick in the book to excuse Clapper!

    You really are blind to your own hypocrisy, aren't you? Or do you simply not care?
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Says the guy who openly despises Trump and is using every trick in the book to excuse Clapper!

    You really are blind to your own hypocrisy, aren't you? Or do you simply not care?
    In this case superficially it's the kettle calling the pot black, so it's mostly just fun to pull your chain and see you dance.

    The real difference is this. The principles I'm applying to Clapper and Trump are universal, anyone in an identical situation (Republican or Democrat) as clapper would receive the same treatment from me. Likewise anyone acting as Trump is (Republican or Democrat) will find themselves the subject of the same criticism from me.

    You on the other hand have not the slightest concern about being even handed in your assessment of a given situation. It's one set of rules for the Trump and his supporters, and a very different set for any Trump critics or opposers.

    Jim
    Jorge's trueorigins paper: "...it is known that other volcanic features match what is usually associated with impact craters including ... shatter cones and crystal deformations"

    Planetary Science Institute: "Shatter cones … are found in only two places on Earth, 1) in nuclear test sites and 2) meteorite impact structures. They are formed as a result of the high pressure, high velocity shock wave ...

    maximum pressures from 45 to 200 times greater than found in volcanic events (2->20 Gpa)

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