Home | Community | Message Board


Mushrooms.com
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinecb9fl
Senior ChildMolestationExpert
Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 3,104
Loc: florida
Last seen: 7 years, 11 months
Keep it secret
    #4366134 - 07/03/05 12:42 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2002356455_files03.html

Quote:

U.S. government secrecy reaches historic high

WASHINGTON ? Government secrecy has reached a historic high by several measures, with federal departments classifying documents at the rate of 125 a minute as they create categories of semisecrets bearing vague labels such as "sensitive security information."

A record 15.6 million documents were classified last year, nearly double the number in 2001, according to the federal Information Security Oversight Office. Meanwhile, declassification, which made millions of historical documents available annually in the 1990s, has slowed to a relative crawl, from a high of 204 million pages in 1997 to 28 million pages last year.

The increasing secrecy and its rising cost to taxpayers, estimated by the office at $7.2 billion last year, are drawing protests from a growing array of politicians and activists, including Republican members of Congress, leaders of the independent commission that studied the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the top federal official who oversees classification.




Quote:

"You'd just be amazed at the kind of information that's classified; everyday information, things we all know from the newspaper," Kean said. "The best ally we have in protecting ourselves against terrorism is an informed public."




--------------------
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. -Andre Gide

"Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Understanding UFO Secrecy
( 1 2 3 all )
exclusive58 2,530 43 10/26/05 02:52 AM
by _Aegis_
* Government opts for secrecy in wiretap suit Chespirito 532 11 04/09/09 11:00 PM
by TGRR
* US weapons secrets exposed Xlea321 696 4 10/31/02 01:38 AM
by Xlea321
* White House Battle Looms to Keep 9/11 Docs Secret Zahid 339 1 10/26/03 11:18 PM
by Learyfan
* secret cia prisons
( 1 2 all )
wilshire 1,590 27 11/08/05 03:31 PM
by Redstorm
* Secret British memo reveals Bush rush to war, deception zorbman 714 8 03/29/06 11:00 AM
by Seuss
* Suit filed against Wiki that publishes classified materials. The_Red_Crayon 1,431 18 02/20/08 01:14 PM
by Prisoner#1
* North Korea - Children of the Secret State Kamek 622 5 10/22/06 03:34 PM
by Aldous

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
299 topic views. 1 members, 0 guests and 10 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
The Spore Depot
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.018 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 18 queries.