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"...navigators will have access to sensitive data such as Social Security numbers and tax returns.."
The potential for mischief and crime is just enormous. What are the consequences if a "navigator" discloses private information from someone's tax return? We've already seen problems of this sort within the IRS. Now HHS is going to allow private citizens to spy on people and rummage through their tax returns? At a salary of $48 an hour? I thought the idea was to task the IRS with this responsibility since they are set up to handle sensitive private financial information.
At least six other Marine officers have been removed from command since mid-March. In each case, Marine officials have provided little explanation for why the decisions were made, saying a general officer had lost confidence in that commander’s ability to lead his personnel.
The decision to relieve Christmas abruptly ends his time with the unit. He was selected for the post last June, and took command after finishing a tour as the deliberate plans branch chief with U.S. Special Operations Command, according to his official biography. While there, he was the lead writer of the Defense Department’s Global Campaign Plan for Countering Terrorism. He could not immediately be reached for comment.
Previously, Christmas commanded Lejeune’s 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, as it deployed to Iraq in 2007. He then became the operations officer for 2nd Marine Division until he was selected for a prestigious top-level school assignment. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device and gold star, in lieu of a second award.
Christmas also is part of a family with a rich Marine tradition. His father, retired Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas, is a Navy Cross recipient who served as the president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation from 1996 to 2011. His brother is Col. Brian Christmas, who as a lieutenant colonel led Lejeune’s 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, during the assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, Afghanistan.
The 22nd MEU is expected to deploy early next year with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and conduct operations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, Marine officials said. Its major elements include Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marines; Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (reinforced); and Combat Logistics Battalion 22. They were about to embark on a rigorous six-month training cycle ahead of deploying
The guy who WROTE THE BOOK? Fired in the midst of a deployment?
Comments at the link are pretty hairy. This is getting scary and scarier. There's never any real proof of a coup d'etat until the military command fires the civilians or the civilians fire the military command --slow-motion or not.
The Benghazi survivors, held incommunicado, are being made to sign some sort of contract, the press is calling it a 'non-disclosure'. 26 flag ranks fired on fuzzy grounds --now devolved to a simple 'just because we can' rationale?
The Marines --if they are getting decapitated, who is left to worry the Obamacare Navigators?