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    Default Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    Okay, why?

    What criminal act is he trying to hide in his soundproof booth?



    GAO: $43,000 soundproof booth for EPA head violated law




    Washington (CNN)The $43,000 purchase of a soundproof booth for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's office violated federal law, the Government Accountability Office concluded Monday.


    The GAO, a government spending watchdog that reports to Congress, cites a requirement that executive branch agencies must notify Congress before spending more than $5,000 on certain office improvements.

    "Because EPA violated this statutory requirement, we also conclude that EPA violated the Antideficiency Act and should report its violation to the Congress and the President as required by law," GAO said in a statement by one of its attorneys, Julie Matta.

    GPO's conclusions, outlined in a letter to congressional Democrats, follows a string of revelations about Pruitt's often pricey measures at the agency, including first class travel and 24/7 security.
    Pruitt is the first EPA administrator to employ an around-the-clock security detail. He has flown first or business class when traveling. He installed biometric locks on his office and closed the area around it to EPA personnel who are not on an approved list. The agency paid $3,000 to a business partner of his security chief to check his office for spying technology.


    It is not yet clear what the consequences, if any, may be. President Donald Trump has repeatedly backed Pruitt through the revelations -- about expensive travel, a below-market-rate lease from an energy lobbyist, and raises given to aides against White House direction -- calling him a "good man" who "is doing a great job!"

    The $24,570 "privacy booth for the administrator" was ordered in August from a Virginia-based company that specializing in soundproofing materials. The total price of around $43,000 included renovations to prepare space for the booth, including removing a closed circuit camera system.

    EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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    Is he in a rock band?
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    Default Re: Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    Why would he want it in the head? Gas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Why would he want it in the head? Gas?
    Okay that makes sense!
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    Pruitt is the first EPA administrator to employ an around-the-clock security detail. He has flown first or business class when traveling. He installed biometric locks on his office and closed the area around it to EPA personnel who are not on an approved list. The agency paid $3,000 to a business partner of his security chief to check his office for spying technology.
    Is this paranoid or moronic? Or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Is this paranoid or moronic? Or both?
    its not paranoid nor moronic if you have something to hide
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    He doesn't trust his own staff. What does that say about him?

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    Default Re: Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    They all have something to hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Is this paranoid or moronic? Or both?
    He wanted the security detail to use the siren so he could go to dinner or the airport when he was "running late" so I pick c) severely overentitled

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    Quote Originally Posted by delecta View Post
    They all have something to hide.
    Well, it is a republican administration so I suppose you are right about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    its not paranoid nor moronic if you have something to hide
    It's also a bit like having something to hide and shouting "Hey, I'm hiding something over here!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by delecta View Post
    They all have something to hide.
    all these douchebags do
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Clinton knew how to stifle Monica, he didn't need no stinkin' sound proof room. Hard to talk with your mouth full.

    It really is a shame that there isn't even honesty among thieves any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delecta View Post
    Clinton knew how to stifle Monica, he didn't need no stinkin' sound proof room. Hard to talk with your mouth full.

    It really is a shame that there isn't even honesty among thieves any longer.
    Monica did the work delecta.

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    Paranoia strikes deep.
    Into your life it will creep.
    It starts when you're always afraid.
    You step outta line, the man come and takes you away.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

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    I'm inclined to forgive Pruitt for constructing the contraption. But only if he's able to sit in there permanently...
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    Default Re: Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    Maybe he's not trying to hide anything but trying to prevent the facts from reaching his desk.

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    guys, he’s on his way up. He isn’t charismatic enough to get voted into power but he knows where the levers of power are, think of Cheney but with more Jesus and a narrower focus on deregulation of fossil industry, don’t think he has foreign policy/MIC aspirations. Just give him what he wants, he’s a Trump pick!

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    He wants a place where he can talk with his masters in the fossil industries and get his orders, with nobody listening in.

    He's a tool. A shill. A stooge.
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    Default Re: Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    delecta seems to be descending even further into the gutter…………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    think of Cheney but with more Jesus
    lol
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delecta View Post
    It really is a shame that there isn't even honesty among thieves any longer.
    Republicans haven't been honest for a century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    delecta seems to be descending even further into the gutter…………...
    trolls pushing buttons, it’s what they do.

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    Default Re: Soundproof booth for EPA head?

    You can get away with all kinds of extravagantly expensive sh!te when the boss isn't paying any attention.

    For a while.

    But then the leaks spring and the lying media weighs in.
    50% of people are below average in intelligence.


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    " Drain the swamp "? HA!
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