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    When is a threat a threat?

    http://dailysignal.com/2015/06/02/court-again-affirms-you-have-to-intend-a-threat-for-it-to-be-a-threat/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=thffacebook

    The Supreme Court’s Elonis...
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    Asset Forfeiture is Theft

    http://dailysignal.com/2015/05/26/after-secret-service-seized-115000-north-carolina-man-continues-fight-for-justice/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saturday&mkt_tok=3RkMMJ...
  3. The Ninth Floor is no different now than when I...

    The Ninth Floor is no different now than when I came aboard in 1971. As I became exposed to the incestuous goings on at HQ, I chose to put on blinders, do my job, and hope for the best. And that's...
  4. Obama guarantees Secret Service failings By...

    Obama guarantees Secret Service failings
    By Ronald Kessler
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 --Washington Times

    With the selection of Acting Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy as the director,...
  5. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/18/obama-picks-secret-service-acting-director-to-lead-agency/

    Obama picks Secret Service acting director to lead agency, despite call for outsider.
  6. Holder announces changes to asset forfeiture program

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/16/holder-announces-changes-to-asset-forfeiture-program/?intcmp=latestnews
  7. Secret Service was blamed by White House for Paris no show!

    http://viral.buzz/video-former-secret-service-agent-blasts-obama-and-calls-him-a-petulant-child/
  8. 4 Secret Service executives reassigned after security mishaps

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/14/4-secret-service-executives-reassigned/?intcmp=latestnews
  9. Search Warrant Required for Arrestee's Cell Phone

    http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/ ... nt-no-cell

    "In June, the U.S. Supreme Court limited police officers’ ability to search an arrestee incident to an arrest. The decision results from two...
  10. Secret Service Solicits Software To Detect ‘Sarcasm’ By Soci

    June 3, 2014 by Ben Bullard

    The Secret Service believes it can develop software to help it determine when you’re being a smart aleck on social media. Why that’s important to the Secret Service,...
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    Civil Forfeiture

    Back in the day, civil forfeiture was "the thing". It became a competition among offices to see who could enrich the government with the most forfeitures. Sometimes, a weak case was pursued with a...
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    A Culture Problem?

    From Fox News/Politics:
    A long-awaited watchdog report has largely cleared the Secret Service in connection with questions over whether last year's prostitution scandal speaks to a broader "culture"...
  13. Re: 6 Horrifying Displays of Stupidity by the TSA

    TSA employees recently received new Police-type uniforms and badges along with their new title of "Officers". They run VIPR checkpoints at truck stops and mass transit terminals...
  14. Re: Secret Service Invades Home Of Obama Critic Over Twitter

    I will confess to similar unprofessional behavior as displayed by the Special Agent who threatened to return for the subject and take his guns. Was he trying to provoke the subject into making an...
  15. Secret Service Invades Home Of Obama Critic Over Twitter Fol

    An interesting read.
    http://www.infowars.com/secret-service- ... -followers
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    Mark Sullivan Moves On

    An Office of Inspector General report showed that Dennis Burke -- the former chief of staff for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed as U.S. Attorney for Arizona by President Obama...
  17. Re: Federal Framework Being Set Up To Arrest Sheriffs

    I was a Patrol Officer and Intelligence Detective in St. Louis/St. Louis County for 7 years and in the early days of my checkered career in the Service, I was counseled more than once about "hanging...
  18. Re: Federal Framework Being Set Up To Arrest Sheriffs

    Thanks Carl, I needed the information you provided so I respond to people who confront me with, "hey, did you hear....". This rumor going viral on the internet and I am starting to think that it is a...
  19. Re: Federal Framework Being Set Up To Arrest Sheriffs

    Here is another take on this: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04 ... hat-state/
  20. Federal Framework Being Set Up To Arrest Sheriffs

    Colorado, and apparently Texas (next) are being targeted with an attempt to set up a federal authority framework that will enable Secret Service agents (not just those guarding the president), and...
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    Re: New Director

    Just a question about current protocol. I am not aware, directly or indirectly of any skeletons. I just seem to recall that, back in the day, if you were the DD and you were passed over for the...
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    New Director

    Will Deputy Director Smith have to retire now that he has been passed over for the Director's position?
  23. Re: Secret Service Cancelled White House Tours

    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino told Breitbart News that President Barack Obama was lying when he blamed the cancellation of White House tours on his former agency.
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  24. Secret Service Cancelled White House Tours

    WASHINGTON – Visitors to the nation's capital looking for a White House public tour are out of luck starting this weekend, courtesy of what the Secret Service says is its own decision to deal with...
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    We Live in A Society of Wolves

    Excellent short speech by a former USSS Agent about the realities of gun control.

    http://unitedpatriotsforums.com/videos/ ... agent-on-t
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    Re: "No More Hesitation" Targets

    http://www.infowars.com/dhs-contractor- ... f-children
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    "No More Hesitation" Targets

    Does anyone have direct or indirect knowledge of No More Hesitation targets being used by DHS and specifically by the Secret Service.
  28. Re: Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to retire after 30

    I imagine that he will move on to a big-figure, do-nothing job where he can trade on his "reputation" as the former USSS Director and hire his water carriers from Headquarters who will follow him...
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    Re: Guido Capezzi

    HQ was looking for a reason to step on Walt and they thought they had him. Dr. K was questioned about the incident upon returning to Andrews. When asked about Walt's status, Dr. K said that "Valt ...
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    Re: Guido Capezzi

    Been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt.
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    Re: Guido Capezzi

    .... and walked into the Boss's office in a French Gendarme uniform, or so the story goes. Another great story involves getting unavailable tickets for a Broadway show that left Kissinger and Nancy...
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    Re: Guido Capezzi

    The exploits of SA's Guido Capezzi and Brooks Keller were an inspiration to me in my early days. I hoped to emulate them but only got suspended once.
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    The UN Gun Ban Treaty Is Not Dead

    If you are still on active duty, this still applies to you because some day you will retire. If you are retired, this applies to you now. LEOSA (HR 218) will become irrelevant if you don't have a...
  34. Re: Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to retire after 30

    I guess I have been living in the past, as old men are sometimes wont to do, hoping that clearer heads would prevail and try restore the Service to what it once was. I was deluding myself and so it's...
  35. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to retire after 30 yea

    Personally, I don't think this will change things much. I guess it will depend on whom Our Dear Leader appoints to succeed him. Will the new Director continue the Sullivan tradition of bowing down to...
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    Re: Strength, means and intelligence.

    When I came on "back in the day", the only criteria to be a Field Office SAIC was "who's next on the list?". While some offices got good Bosses, some got SAIC's with "personality disorders". The term...
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    Re: Strength, means and intelligence.

    This would be funny if it weren't so true. See my post "Happy Thanksgiving.
  38. White House Deploys Secret Service to Block Media

    As CEOs concluded their meeting with President Barack Obama Wednesday evening, the White House deployed three uniformed Secret Service officers to keep the awaiting reporters from speaking with the...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    With all the Culture of Arrogance scandals in the Secret Service finally coming to light lately and the Service being co-opted into joining the DHS Political Police, I offer my condolences to all the...
  40. Thread: What Next?

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    Re: What Next?

    Circle the Wagons.
  41. Thread: What Next?

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    What Next?

    Secret Service director suspected of lying to Congress about prostitution scandal
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10 ... a-scandal/
  42. Thread: Miami?

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    Re: Miami?

    While local LEO's might be inclined to "give a break" to other street cops, the word is out that they no longer regard Feds under Justice and DHS as their friends and who are not to be trusted. This...
  43. Thread: Miami?

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    Re: Miami?

    If you are perceived to be a part of the Political Police, you do not get a break.
  44. Thread: Miami?

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    Re: Miami?

    Secret Service member arrested for allegedly passing out drunk, resisting arrest.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/12/se ... latestnews.
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    Re: Who are they hiring these days?

    Whomever DHS says is the "protected class" these days. It's all about diversity, don't you know?
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    Re: If Romney Wins

    There's always Homeland security Investigations (HSI). If Romney wins and Big Sis goes, maybe the Service can get out of DHS and get back into Treasury. Yes, this is a great time to be retired.
  47. Secret Service turns off the tap on agents’ boozing

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10 ... latestnews

    The last two sentences are indicative of the Agent mentality, good, bad, or indifferent.
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    Homeland Security is an Oxymoron.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10 ... ly-debacle

    A long read, but worthwhile.
  49. Re: Ex-marine-to-sue-over-detention-for-facebook-posts

    Brandon Raub was never arrested, by the FBI, Secret Service, or Chesterfield County Police. Mr. Raub was handcuffed by the County Police because he "resisted arrest " (this charge was never pursued)...
  50. Marching In Lockstep With The Political Police

    Obama signed into law Bill HR 347 that makes free speech a felony where secret service agents are present.

    FOX: "HR 347 gives federal agents sweeping powers to arrest and bring felony charges...
  51. Re: ‘Pray for Obama’ sign under fire from Secret Service

    I posted this under the topic "Secret Service Shuts Down 'Fire Eric Holder Protest' and I think it bears repeating.

    "In retrospect, how naive of me to think that the Secret Service could resist...
  52. ‘Pray for Obama’ sign under fire from Secret Service

    The Secret Service is looking into a sign posted in Victoria, Texas.

    The sign says “Pray for Obama”, but it’s the scripture quoted below those words that is raising eyebrows: Psalms 109:8.

    ...
  53. Re: Ex-marine-to-sue-over-detention-for-facebook-posts

    What else is new? My idols have feet of clay and I have a very bad taste in my mouth over this.
  54. Ex-marine-to-sue-over-detention-for-facebook-posts

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    by: Cheryl K. Chumley
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    Marine vet to sue over arrest for Facebook posts
    Former Marine Sgt. Brandon Raub Photo Credit:Facebook
    The former Marine who...
  55. http://news.yahoo.com/secret-detail-leaves-gun-unattended-ro

    This used to be an automatic 30 days on the beach.

    TAMPA - A member of Mitt Romney's Secret Service detail was removed today from a campaign trip after she accidentally left her firearm...
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    Re: Say It Isn't So.

    Misquote: It was Paul Ryan's visit. The main stream media made no mention of TSA involvement in this visit. However, references to TSA at The Villages can be read by doing a Bing search under "Paul...
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    Say It Isn't So.

    Reports coming in from Gov. Romney's stop at The Villages in Florida tell of non-law enforcement TSA employees searching through the bags of guests prior to entry. Unless things have changed, I...
  58. Re: Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    An "unattended bag"? How convenient. Bravo Sierra. Geriatric? maybe. But, I was working the running boards by the seat of my pants when you weren't even a gleam in your father's eye. I gave the...
  59. Re: Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    In the absence of a rebuttal by an "official spokesperson" to the the subject of this thread, I can only speculate that the Inspector charged with monitoring this forum is either derelict in his...
  60. Re: Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    Give them an inch and they will take a mile. It's all about control.
  61. Re: Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    In retrospect, how naive of me to think that the Secret Service could resist being politicized by the White House. I watched as the leaders of Holder's FBI and ATF and Napolitano's ICE and HSI...
  62. 6 Horrifying Displays of Stupidity by the TSA

    http://www.ijreview.com/2012/07/9816-6- ... by-the-tsa
  63. Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House.
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    Re: Retiree Advisory Commitee

    I was curious on the subject because a retired colleague reported having a private retiree list given up to his former HQ. I, myself, now regard my request for information to have been a waste of...
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    Retiree Advisory Commitee

    I seem to recall that some time in the distant past Headquarters talked about either a retiree advisory committee or an advisory committee in which retirees would participate. Did either ever come to...
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    Here We Go Again

    Herman Cain became on Thursday the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection.

    Cain asked for the security, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and...
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    Feds Are An Easy Target

    From NARFE News Watch September 20,2011

    Feds would contribute more to pensions under Obama's deficit plan.

    http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?a ... todaysnews

    This is a somewhat long read...
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    Re: Homeland Security Investigations

    Don't get caught up in a turf war between Holder and big Sis.
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    Homeland Security Investigations

    Is this is where the jurisdiction and investigative responsibilities of the USSS will be transferred under the master empire building plan of Big Sis? Will the protective responsibilities of the USSS...
  70. Re: Colorado State Board of Ethics Investigation

    A former AFAUSSS member (operative word - former)
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    Re: Secret Service Bus

    In keeping with the president's advocacy of fuel efficient vehicles and the horrendous cost to the taxpayer of Greyhound One, I propose that the USSS sell the Canadian manufactured buses and make...
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    Secret Service Bus

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is traveling the Midwest on a new $1.1 million bus purchased by the Secret Service, an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all...
  73. Re: Colorado State Board of Ethics Investigation

    Didn't Ray Scott win that race?
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    Re: Secret Service Investigating Prositution

    Spammer
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    Secret Service Investigating Prositution

    The Secret Service is reportedly investigating whether the New Jersey professor accused of running an online prostitution ring made money creating personal websites for escorts who used his site,...
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    Re: USSS Passed Over?

    HSI Special Agents have legal authority to enforce the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (Title 8), U.S. Customs Laws (Title 19), along with Titles 5, 6, 12, 18 (Federal Criminal Code and Rules),...
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    Re: Tim McCarthy Still Out There

    1. There are no "safe places" any more, if there ever were. Unknown Author
    2. When seconds count, the Police are just minutes away. Unknown Author
    3. An armed society is a polite society.
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    Tim McCarthy Still Out There

    Survivors of Reagan Shooting Campaign Against Concealed Carry

    Updated: Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011, 7:04 AM CDT
    Published : Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011, 8:50 PM CDT

    By Mike Flannery, FOX Chicago News
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    Re: DHS vs USSS

    I know. I finally went to theatlantic.com. Did a search for Secret Service. File 8390 is titled
    " Inside the Secret Service". Interesting to say the least.
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    Re: USSS Passed Over?

    Sooner or later (probably sooner), the USSS will lose the name and traditions that have been around since 1865. There is a large belief out there that the agency will be moved under the new Homeland...
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    Re: DHS vs USSS

    Try this link:
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... vice/8390/
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    Re: USSS Passed Over?

    Are you speculating or are you in on the ground floor? Just wondering because......

    I have lately wondered how long it would take Big Sister to break up the Service and put it's investigative...
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    Re: USSS Passed Over?

    The Service was ostensibly brought over to DHS to give the fledgling agency credibility in its fight against terrorism. I believe that the credibility of the Service has suffered as a result. While...
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    Re: USSS Passed Over?

    Mom, I respectfully disagree. For the last 10 of my 27+ years I watched the service try to be all things to all people and all the while hoping for money to hire new Agents to work bank fraud and...
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    Re: what gives?

    I will second Move On's post. "Disloyal" SA's will be welcomed back into the fold if their last SAIC, or a "higher up" requests it. If a boss will not put his credibility on the line to advance your...
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    Re: Credentials

    The Comanche School of Management: A Comanche will ride his horse until it goes down. Then, he will build a fire next to it and keep it going until the horse gets up. He will continue to do this...
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    Re: USSS Passed Over?

    The Secret Service has no business in Cyber Security, Nuke Security, Super Bowl Security, or any other "security" outside its core mission of executive protection and combating counterfeiters. I am...
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    Re: Credentials

    When I told my RAIC that I was going to retire one year before the mandatory age of 57, he asked why. I told him, "For the past seven years, I have given you every thing I have and you still want...
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    USSS Passed Over?

    For some time, the Secret Service was the lead agency in coordinating security at national security events, e. g. the Super Bowl. Today, television news is awash with stories that would seem to...
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    Re: President 0's Hawaiian

    If my memory serves me correctly, it was President Reagan who started the tradition that the President would not leave Washington until the day after Christmas, even if he was only going to Camp...
  91. Thread: mobility

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    Re: mobility

    Not to hijack this thread about mobility but atlhockeymom1 has pretty well hit it right on the head about the job. All the HQ pronouncements about the outfit being family oriented is eyewash. The...
  92. Thread: mobility

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    Re: mobility

    Well Said. 27+ years and out. Nothing changes.
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    Re: What's this?

    That's right. But, do you think that, once elected to State office, Mr. Hislop will be satisfied with that? I seem to recall a one-term state senator from Illinois, who used that office as a...
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    Re: What's this?

    He will probably be elected by an ignorant electorate. But, he will be a Freshman Representative with no seniority. Even if the Republicans take back the House, he will be nothing more than a chair...
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    Re: What's this?

    "The buck stops here." - Harry S. Truman
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    Re: What's this?

    Found this on the Internet and thought it might have some bearing on this issue. Draw your own conclusions:

    "What is the difference between a politician and a public servant?

    Politicians are...
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    Re: What's this?

    Colorado's Republican Primary is Tuesday, 10 August 2010.
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    Re: AFAUSSS New Board No Leadership

    The more things change, the more they remain the same. Enjoy the Kool-Aid.
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    Re: AFAUSSS New Board No Leadership

    How many of the members are former GS-14 and above supervisors versus GS-13 and below street humps?
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    Re: Thinking about the USSS?

    Nothing has changed in my 27+ years as a street hump Special Agent, and from talking to those still in the trenches 11 years later nothing ever will. For all their posturing as "family friendly", If...
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    Re: Hiring / Careers

    More USSS Agents run to other agencies than vice versa. Even if we had another Ronald Reagan as POTUS, I could not recommend a career in the Service given the culture of mismanagement prevalent in...
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    Re: Security Failure at White House

    There is a report circulating on the visual media that three "Guards" have been placed on administrative leave (with pay), pending completion of an investigation. I guess we'll see how that turns...
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    Re: Security Failure at White House

    Not "official trouble", but trouble nevertheless. As in, "Why can't you be more accommodating? We have to get along with these people". This usually said by Bosses who were looking for a soft landing...
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    Re: Security Failure at White House

    Not to mention the junior White House staffer who passes someone though an isolated checkpoint because he/she/they "look like they belong". Staff always gets the final say. You can't win an argument...
  105. Re: In The President's Secret Service - Book Review

    Careful,

    You're right. Sorry Carl. I'll get my blood pressure medication adjusted. The last thing I want is to be thought of as one of The Suits.
  106. Re: In The President's Secret Service - Book Review

    1. Defensively

    2. While I don't approve, apparently the Director did. He opened the books, so to speak, by granting agents and supervisors permission to "tell all". By extension, retired agents,...
  107. Re: In The President's Secret Service - Book Review

    Carl,

    Buddy, were you so isolated from reality that you could not see this? Those who talked to Kessler, with the blessings of the Director, told it like it was and still is - more's the...
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    Re: Panel Interview

    Go For It provides excellent advice. If you are accepted, I would further suggest giving the Service at least three years but no more than five. Three years will give you some credibility. You can...
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    Re: Some Improvement

    It has been my experience (Street Hump with 27+ years) that those aspiring to move up the management ladder must, by necessity, mirror the "Comanche School of Management" adhered to by those above...
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    Re: Panel Interview

    I, too, made it out alive. I regretfully have to second Tampa Retiree's suggestions concerning your choice of a career with the Secret Service. Kessler's book not only reports interviews with former...
  111. Re: Village Idiots Run the Retired Agents Assn.

    Who are the new members of the BOD?
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    Re: Ron Kessler's New Book about the USSS

    The wife wants to read Kessler's book because I was retired when we met and subsequently married. She wants to know more about The Job. I am trying to talk her out of it, warning her that she will...
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    Re: Ron Kessler's New Book about the USSS

    A Comanche will ride a horse until it can go no further and lies down. The Comanche will then build a fire under the horse until it gets up and then ride it some more. This is repeated until the...
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    Re: Ron Kessler's New Book about the USSS

    Downhill, I didn't think it could get any worse. I got out one year before mandatory age, a victim of the Comanche School of Management.
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    Re: Ron Kessler's New Book about the USSS

    To anyone who has plunked down $15.00 for this book: Is it worth reading? Does it report the continued mismanagement of the Service by the successors to the Old Guard in HQ or is it simply anecdotes...
  116. Re: Bye-Bye to the Service Star - What's next?

    The Volume 1, 2009 issue of the Service Star arrived in the mail yesterday. I guess someone in HQ figured out how to do an end run around Janet. Too bad the Service can't get back under Treasury. The...
  117. Re: Requiem for Failed FAA Officers and Trustees

    Just as it was then, it is now. It's all about power.
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    Re: Inaugural Security

    Given that this is, in the minds of 52% of the voters, a coronation rather than an inauguration, it's chump change.
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    Re: Thinking about the FAMILY?

    While the Suits at HQ profess to be family oriented, that is all eyewash. For the last 40+ years, the unspoken truth has been that if They wanted you to have a personal life, they would have issued...
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    Re: How demanding is the travel?

    75%
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    Re: Comanche School of Management

    In the world of the "Real Police" the term "blue flamer" is used to describe someone who will do anything to get to the top to include, but not limited to, running over the backs of colleagues,...
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    Re: Comanche School of Management

    The management style of Headquarters has nothing to do whether we have a President masquerading as a Conservative or a President-Elect who is an avowed Socialist. It has to do with a management style...
  123. Re: Village Idiots Run the Retired Agents Assn.

    Sir or Madam,

    With apologies to William Shakespeare, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
    Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222–230.
    With apologies to Chief Ten Bears, "You are not worth talking...
  124. Re: Village Idiots Run the Retired Agents Assn.

    Truer words were never spoken ....by a Boss.
  125. Re: Village Idiots Run the Retired Agents Assn.

    A "Regional Director" telephoned me to ask why I had not renewed my membership. After taking a few seconds to compose myself, I told him:
    1. I cannot travel.
    2. Even if I could, I don't play golf....
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    Re: Former Agents Not Being Re-instated

    Hey Former SA, Consider yourself lucky. The management style of The Suits is explained in my post entitled "Comanche School of Management". It has not changed on 30+years.
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    Re: Any Volunteers ?

    Looking into my crystal ball, I expect that those supervisors eligible to retire will do so, in massive numbers, rather than have to protect a Socialist who wants to raise taxes, dismantle the Bill...
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    Comanche School of Management

    A Comanche will ride his horse until it goes down. He will build a fire under the horse until it gets up and ride it some more. When it goes down again, he will build a fire under it until it gets up...
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    USSSWife, +1

    USSSWife,

    +1
  130. Thorn, You bring up three good points in favor of...

    Thorn, You bring up three good points in favor of renewal, but....

    1. I had colleagues that I worked with while an SA. I never considered them friends because most, if not all, were two-faced and...
  131. Can't Afford It Anymore

    The dues have been raised to $75/pa for all members. I had to crunch the numbers and really think about what I would receive for my money. I can't afford to travel to state, regional, or national...
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    Dilbert

    When I retired after 27 & 1/2 years toiling in the Director's vineyard, a colleague gave me a retirement gift. It was a laminated Dilbert comic strip. I found it appropriate and look at it every day,...
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    I am glad you were able to mix with some street...

    I am glad you were able to mix with some street humps, especially in the real world south of the Mason-Dixon Line. When visited by Agents from the "Big Detail, we often had to remind them, "This is...
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    The Juice

    The Service has always given lip service to being apolitical. We would hold ourselves above the political arena and say that Presidents come and go but we're always there. Sad to say, but politics is...
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    That's The Way It Is

    Sorry Tony,

    No offense but maybe you should stop drinking their Kool-Aid for a minute. For the past 30+ years, it's always been Us vs. The Suits. Just because I have been disillusioned,...
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    Apache School of Management

    An Apache will ride his horse until it drops. Then, he builds a fire next to it to get it up. Then he rides it some more. This goes on until the horse can no longer get up. Then, the Apache eats it....
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    When I came on, protective travel was about 25%...

    When I came on, protective travel was about 25% of my total man hours. When I left, I figured it to be about 50%. I'll bet it's higher now, and not just from the Campaign. Read my reply to Stacywolf....
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    RETUD, Take a look at the photos in The Pipeline....

    RETUD, Take a look at the photos in The Pipeline. Most, if not all, the SA's pictured at the various gatherings are retired Bosses. Many of them went on to careers in the private and government...
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    DC Retirement

    SA's in FERS cannot retired out of the DC Plan. That is an option only afforded to SA's who are under the old Civil Service. I don't think there are many left, if at all.
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    Reply to Stacywolf: If your intended survives...

    Reply to Stacywolf:

    If your intended survives the application process, a Background (Security Clearance) Investigation will be ordered. Part of this investigation includes a "Home Visit", where a...
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