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WASHINGTON — The political action committee founded by John R. Bolton, President Trump’s incoming national security adviser, was one of the earliest customers of Cambridge Analytica, which it hired specifically to develop psychological profiles of voters with data harvested from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, according to former Cambridge employees and company documents.

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But the contract between the political action committee and Cambridge, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, offers more detail on just what Mr. Bolton was buying. The contract broadly describes the services to be delivered by Cambridge as “behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging.”

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  1. General reaction at work (lunchtime):

    “Who?”
    “There goes the neighborhood!”
    “Bolton? Bolton???!!! What is this, f*ing Game of Thrones?”
    “Nuclear Winter is Coming?”
    “No seriously, who is this dude?”
    “F*ck! F*ing Motherf (and so on. Bleep.)”
    “What’s with him? Overreacting much?”
    “Oh shut it, Mister one year from retirement!”
    “Hellllooooo anybody? Who. Is. This. Person?!”
    “MAGA, MAGA!!!!”
    “Oh, I’m so taking that f*er with me!”
    “Stupid liberal!”
    “Sir, permission to use deadly force.”

    “SHUT IT the lot of you!”
    “Yea though I walk in the valley of…”
    “That goes for you, too, chaplain!”

    (Courtesy of your US military)

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      • I know. I’m terribly, terribly sorry.

        I wish I could tell you that all of us sworn to protect you guys are consummate professionals, whip-smart and politically aware. Alas, we’re mostly just … people.
        I can tell you that those of us with more than two brain cells to rub together are worried about the bullshit coming from the WH. Worried about the Tweeter in Chief. I mean, it’s our asses on the line. Or first in line.

        Take the above as an example of gallows humor, if you will….

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        • Vets, as you might expect, are as politically and culturally divided as everyone else. However, even Trump supporters are shaking their heads in disgust now. Everybody seems to be able to recognize a smelly turd when they see one. There is one thing, though, that virtually all vets agree on – that the VA is an effed-up mess.

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        • VA -> SNAFU. *nods. Sighs. Nods again.*

          I mostly get feedback from some retired buddies, and of course my dad but he lives in upstate NY surrounded by mostly fellow moderate Republicans. What they think, I know. But it’s good to hear that even some Trumpers may be smelling the midden-heap by now…

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        • Robert, overall from what I’ve seen and read, you’re probably correct — the VA as a entity is f’d up.

          BUT … in the town where we live there is a complete range of VA health services (including a hospital) and the local Vets brag about the health providers and the services all the time. YET … because of the “big picture,” the place is consistently being racked over the coals and there’s often talk about “shutting it all down.”

          In my humble opinion, it’s the usual government bureaucracy that’s to blame … which means the problems will most likely never get fixed.

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        • Yes, the “big picture” is a big problem. A 70 year old friend of mine and U.S. Navy veteran has had a bulging hernia in his abdomen for several years. Right now it is about the size of a child’s fist and getting bigger. If it ruptures, he’d die before he could get to a hospital. The VA only recently agreed to perform the operation. The delay, I suspect, was due to cost considerations.

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  2. Sighing, too, Robert…

    I believe he’s creating all this chaos to deflect our attention from the real issues surrounding his legitimacy as our president. He forgets that, as President of the United States, he’s playing a high stakes game of global consequences.

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