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This “Humans of CIA” Diversity Video about the CIA’s gay librarian who curates for the agents a selection of board games like Mastermind is not as funny as the all-time classic Woke CIA Lady with Generalized Anxiety Disorder:

but it’s fun to imagine Christopher “Best In Show” Guest being hired by the CIA to make their videos.

 
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  1. Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. “First in Diversity!” will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    • Agree: Realist, Charon
    • Replies: @BB753
    @Polistra

    "Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters."

    If you still believe that story after the information that has come out in the past 20 years, I've got a bridge to sell you!

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Polistra

    Or maybe it wasn't incompetence, but deliberate. The appearance of ineptitude is another disguise - like George H. W. Bush:

    CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years
    https://politics.theonion.com/cia-realizes-its-been-using-black-highlighters-all-thes-1819568147
    " . . . 'almost invariably the most crucial passages'—are marred by an indelible black ink that renders the lines impossible to read, due to a top-secret highlighting policy that began at the agency's inception in 1947."

    , @paum
    @Polistra


    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.
     
    I mean, come on. If some random Israeli dance troop figured it out, then it is for certain that their partners in the CIA had foreknowledge.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Polistra


    ....as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.
     
    At this rate we can plan on the Pacific Fleet being sunk in the first 30 minutes of any major conflict with China.

    Vox Day has bonus coverage of the empty diversity hire picked to run the Department of Energy:

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/05/better-learn-to-plumb.html

    We can all stop wondering if our nukes will still go,"BOOM," when the ex-USA tries to deny China the Taiwan fans or attempts to invade the Donbass.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    , @Jake
    @Polistra

    Well, the CIA of 20 years ago was deep into Political Correctness.

    Nor should that be any surprise. The CIA, like the Mossad and the Saudi General Intelligence Presidency, was founded by British secret service. Brit WASP secret service was thoroughly queered no later than the dawn of the Victorian age, and more likely by the time the Hanoverians arrived early in the 18th century.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Polistra

    We pay these people?

    Some queers great intelligence innovation is bringing games to work ... so the agents can play games at work. Let's do a promo on that!

    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun ... and are shameless.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Wilkey
    @Polistra


    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.
     
    The CIA of 20 months ago failed to alert us to COVID, and the CIA of 13 years ago apparently failed to know jack shit about the vulnerabilities in the home mortgage market.

    We’re talking about multi-trillion dollar catastrophes here, but they knew or did nothing about either of them.

    Replies: @houston 1992, @James J O'Meara

    , @Rob McX
    @Polistra

    Surely they can't stop every mad Arab who turns up when they're already stretched to the limit foiling attacks by white supremacists - the biggest threat to America, according to the Dotard-in-Chief himself.

    , @SaneClownPosse
    @Polistra

    Twenty years ago their job was not to find the magic perpetrators who flew magic planes on 9/11.

    Their job was to re-establish the opium pipeline out of Afghanistan.

    , @Neoconned
    @Polistra

    You know it kinda hit me that the Chinese have a "Cultural Affairs" dept or bureau of some sort that actually works to promote Chinese ideals in foreign lands....i imagine Putin has something similar....

    They say Tiktok is financed by the CPofC.....i actually wonder if all the BM/WF crap on their is a CPofC psyop on impressionable dumb sh-t American teenagers.....along with a lot of the woke crap....

    What if Russian or Chinese money is financing all the antifa sh-t via dark money foundations or weird i direct funding our bumbling game playing spooks arent smart enough to notice.....

    Think about it....gay or not the guy in the video said his clients sit around on the taxpayer dime f--king off playing go or chess or the like.....many of these types clear 6 figures and do goldbrick the rest of the day on social media or at the printer area.....i need 1 of these jobs.....the gas stations and restaurants where i live pay $8 to 11 an hr on the high end....i need me a CIA sinecure.....

    Seriously though what if the Chinese spooks and Cultural Affairs types are behind this....?

  2. anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:

    You’re thinking of Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair in Waiting For Guffman not the character he played in Best In Show.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @anonymous

    The CIA could use this as a response to critics of their Diversity video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILPbQvh8ol4

  3. anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:

    Waiting For Guffman not Best In Show.

  4. That’s a conversation to speculate on, right away.

    “How do you cook your squirrels, Mr Director?”

  5. Speaking of videos that should be funnier, #SNL got in a Biden joke at the end of this.

    • Replies: @Mr. Grey
    @Not Raul

    Always trust SNL to punch down on working class whites.

  6. when I noticed a rainbow on CIA Director Brennan’s lanyard

    The power of Christ compels you!
    THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

    • LOL: Desiderius, Charon
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @El Dato

    "The power of Christ compels you!"

    Behind that massive gargoyle face lies the heart of a slave. John Brennan fancies himself an alpha male like the great and evil Allen Dulles but he has neither the brains or balls. He's just a slimy bureaucrat who climbed his way up the Langley ladder by providing cover for Obama's strange sexuality and assembling a drone assassination program and black site torture archipelago for the Obama WH's personal use. He's a lapdog for the Obama/Jarrett/Holder cabal.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

  7. “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”

    That’s redundant. Nobody above a certain age believes words like “cisgender”. Though they’re not above cynically utilizing them.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Reg Cæsar

    Christopher Guest --Larry David -- Curb Your Enthusiasm---- If you find this funny, then you are evil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I05zVj7gxyU

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @RichardTaylor
    @Reg Cæsar

    Did Chuck Berry rip off your life? He wrote Run Rudolph Run but I'm wondering if it wasn't really Run Reggie Run, based on your life of White Flight?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiadNVhaGwk

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Faraday's Bobcat
    @Reg Cæsar


    “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”
     
    I'm starting to notice people listing their generation in their set of identities. If people feel the need to latch on to an identity, generation is maybe the least harmful. Gen Z, Millennial etc. are only meaningful in America, so it means anyone who picks one of those identities is also identifying as American.

    But do people have to identify as American to work for the CIA any more? Or does one of the videos feature a lesbian transgender Chinese person who loves xir job helping the CIA infiltrate white nationalist groups in Idaho?

    But then I would say that, as a cisgender Gen Xer who's been diagnosed with mild to moderate lactose intolerance.

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

  8. FYI, all this was brought to you by the Ivy League graduates who made up our New England elite. You fellas keep putting your faith in them.

    • Agree: S. Anonyia
    • Replies: @Peterike
    @RichardTaylor

    “ FYI, all this was brought to you by the Ivy League graduates who made up our New England elite.”

    What, Jews and Asians?

    , @Jake
    @RichardTaylor

    That is about 3 dozen dings for the correct answer.

    It so correct, even "A New and Improved Around the World and Back Snap" by Blaine Edwards and Antione Meriweather is appropriate.

    Of course, when you allow yourself to grasp the elite WASP problem with such matters, you also will see the WASP problem with the whole of the history of the British Empire. And then you will become a combination of enraged and terrified that the US has slipped and struggled right into being the Brit WASP Empire 2.0.

    , @Bartleby the Scrivner
    @RichardTaylor

    Thomas Sowell said,
    “Behind every major U.S. disaster you will find a Harvard man”.

    Replies: @Jake

  9. Note to gay librarian: No one really wants to hear about your personal life at work. Unless they want to use the details against you.

  10. Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    • Agree: Redman
    • Thanks: Neoconned
    • Replies: @Franz
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    Harry Truman signed it on in February, 1947. National Security Act and all that. They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    Same thing that happened to Communism.

    They'd be unhappy and then they'd be gone.

    Replies: @El Dato, @gent

    , @black sea
    @JohnnyWalker123


    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    Presidential assassination.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

    , @James Speaks
    @JohnnyWalker123


    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    They're working on it.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Charon
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    Well, it's complicated. It used to be that the CIA was supposed to spy on foreigners, while the NSA would spy on Americans. But after a while it turned out that both of them pretty much spy on Americans. It's easier that way, and besides real Americans turned out to be the real enemies.

    If you want to make sure you're on their lists, try quoting the founding fathers.

    , @Another Canadian
    @JohnnyWalker123


    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    President Coolidge would step out into the Rose Garden for an interview with the NBC Blue Network.
    , @Pop Warner
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    To arrest, harass, intimidate, rob, and murder political dissidents. Whether they are in the US or US puppet nations.
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Oh hell, JW123, Biden can’t even get clear of Afghanistan without major pushback from the Deep State.

    If Ben were to go full JFK, threaten to disband the CIA and scatter it to the winds, well you do know what Arthur Krock wrote in the NYT six weeks before Dallas, right?

    “The CIA’s growth was “likened to a malignancy” which the “very high official was not sure even the White House could control . . . any longer.”
    “If the United States ever experiences [an attempt at a coup to overthrow the government] it will come from the CIA and not the Pentagon.” The agency “represents a tremendous power and unaccountability in anyone.”

    (BTW, the “ very high White House official” whom Krock was quoting was JFK himself.)

    http://www.maebrussell.com/Military/CIA%20War%20in%20Vietnam.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/1963/10/03/archives/in-the-nation-the-intraadministration-war-in-vietnam-with-high.html

    , @S. Anonyia
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If we disbanded it: The world would become more peaceful overnight.

    , @Corvinus
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“

    Our national security would be in further peril.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @Dumbo

    , @Desiderius
    @JohnnyWalker123

    We don't.

    They have us. They're hard at work at the disbanding.

    , @Art Deco
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Supposedly, it specializes in human intelligence. See Reuel Marc Gerecht on how effective the agency was in that regard when he worked for it.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    Safeguarding the American Empire for the people who run it and own it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  11. CIA Replaces Waterboarding With 12-Hour Lectures On Intersectional Feminism

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cia-replaces-waterboarding-with-12-hour-lectures-on-intersectional-feminism

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Mr. Anon

    Lots of terrorists are waterboarded. But you've not really been waterboarded until you've been waterboarded by a tranny.

    (When "her" run for the CA governorship fails, they've got a place for "Caitlyn" Jenner at CIA.)

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Mr. Anon

    One year later:

    International Court of Justice Declares, "12-Hour Lectures on Intersectional Feminism Violate Geneva Convention Provisions on Treatment of Prisoners," Suggests Waterboarding as Alternative

  12. “The Director’s Wardrobe”

    “Who’s up next?”

    “There’s a fat broad whose parents are from Guayaquil. She’s a little flaky.”

    “What do we have for that?”

    “There’s the Standard Beaner, the Ecuador Flag or the ever-popular Your Mental Health Is Important To Us.”

    “Let’s go with the Mental Health lanyard, then. Less chance of the old stereotype charges down the line.”

    “Yessir. Good choice.”

  13. There’s a “Director’s Cut” of the anxious spy one:

  14. Dumbo says:

    The word “cisgender” always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It’s a pointless word, it’s like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, “look, I’m not a transgender” (even if in some cases, it’s really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Dumbo

    Yeah, it’s like Latinx. It never organically emerged from the bottom up.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Dumbo


    The word “cisgender” always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.
     
    Deranging those grounded in reality the entire point of the Bioleninist lexicon.

    It's their version of newspeak.

    Replies: @Muggles

    , @Forbes
    @Dumbo

    Just as gender--a linguistic term--was repurposed to mean sex.

    , @ccoffer
    @Dumbo

    Yeah. It's as stupid as "biological male", as if there's another kind.

    , @Hibernian
    @Dumbo

    Trans- and cis- appear in chemistry in discussions of molecular structure; I am not sure if it originated there or was borrowed from another science, or from geometry, which would seem to be a natural place for it to come from.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Cortes, @J.Ross

    , @Bartleby the Scrivner
    @Dumbo

    There already is a word.

    It’s called “normal”.

    , @Guest
    @Dumbo

    Obviously there’s no need for the silly term “cisgender.” Unless you happen to be in bizarro world where everyone is confused and the default assumption is that you’re talking to a transsexual. Which is no doubt where the term was first coined.

    The term is useful to those who wish to place being a normal person and pretending you’re the opposite sex on a level plane. As in, “there are two things you can be, dear child: weird or normal.” Instead of the more reasonable: “everyone is this way. Oh, except I almost forgot: like less than 1% people are this other way.”

  15. I don’t think you need to see the rainbow on his lanyard to know that John Brennan is okay with the gay

  16. @Reg Cæsar

    “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”
     
    That's redundant. Nobody above a certain age believes words like "cisgender". Though they're not above cynically utilizing them.

    Replies: @Clyde, @RichardTaylor, @Faraday's Bobcat

    Christopher Guest –Larry David — Curb Your Enthusiasm—- If you find this funny, then you are evil

    • LOL: Cortes
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Clyde

    If your name is Clyde, you are above a certain age. Clyde Jackson Browne is 72, for example. And even he was a Junior.

    Still, there is a grade-school Clyde around here. And a slightly older Walter. They may even be brothers. A refreshing change from all the Bradens, Jadens, Cadens, and so on.

    Replies: @Clyde

  17. I nominate the gay librarian for forward deployment in Syria, as liaison with the Takfiris. A good time will be had by all.

    • LOL: Forbes, Angharad
  18. @Clyde
    @Reg Cæsar

    Christopher Guest --Larry David -- Curb Your Enthusiasm---- If you find this funny, then you are evil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I05zVj7gxyU

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If your name is Clyde, you are above a certain age. Clyde Jackson Browne is 72, for example. And even he was a Junior.

    Still, there is a grade-school Clyde around here. And a slightly older Walter. They may even be brothers. A refreshing change from all the Bradens, Jadens, Cadens, and so on.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Reg Cæsar

    Now don't be snide, of course my name is Clyde.
    Not toying with yer
    My first cousin is Clete Boyer.
    Yes him-
    With the MLB brothers Cloyd and Ken.

  19. Franz says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?

    Harry Truman signed it on in February, 1947. National Security Act and all that. They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Same thing that happened to Communism.

    They’d be unhappy and then they’d be gone.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Franz


    They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.
     
    Now they are Communism.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @gent
    @Franz


    Same thing that happened to Communism
     
    So you're saying they'll riot in Portland?

    Replies: @Franz

  20. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Presidential assassination.

    • Agree: Kronos, Neoconned
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @black sea


    Ita Vero, Mare Ponticum.
     
    The CIA has become like the Praetorian Guard was in Ancient Rome - too powerful for any Emperor to abolish. The eventual demise of the Praetorian Guard was therefore unusual. In the Civil War between the Emperors Maxentius and Constantine the Great, the Praetorian Guard unequivocally backed Maxentius ( highly unusual ). At the Battle of the Milvian Bridge ( 312 AD ), Constantine decisively defeated Maxentius and the Praetorian Guard were wiped out almost to a man. Thereafter, Constantine chose not to create a new Guard.

    So the best hope is that, after the coming economic and political collapse, some enterprising person(s) destroys Langley with a tactical nuclear weapon. Otherwise, if sufficient numbers of operatives survive, they will continue to cause trouble for decades to come.
  21. I just don’t understand why everyone is acting so shocked. The CIA is and always has been evil. Wokeness is evil. So the CIA embracing and promoting wokeness should come as a surprise to no one.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    They're not accused of evil here.

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Also the CIA has always been into psychological operations and that is exactly what wokeness is. It requires people to retrain their brains and adapt new thinking patterns.

    , @Guest
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    There are different kinds of evil. Once it was people liked to think of the CIA as a bunch of WASPs who learned secret handshakes at prep school and worship Death’s Head idols in bunkers underneath frat houses. When they’re not pursuing the interests of Anglo-American empire around the globe, they’re installing themselves on the boards of Fortune 500 companies and telling mass media what to say.

    Then there were later generations of Best and Brightests who were complete psychopaths without even the excuse of defending “our gang.”

    Those are a couple stereotypes. Somehow it’s more disappointing to think of the CIA employing the same sort of sad bureaucrats one might encounter at the local library.

  22. How’s this?

    The naked emperor not only insists he’s wearing fine new clothes, he demands that you say he’s a woman.

    Could be better…

    • Thanks: Harry Baldwin
  23. Graham Greene* in Judgement?

    A man once said to me, “One of these days Teddy Salad will accept a Best In Show award.”
    I then muttered, “That dog won’t.”
    – E. Howard Hunt

    * Author of Our Man in Havamalt **
    [boldface is an artifact of asterisks]
    ** No word of a lie – we had to put down our beloved little “designer dog” last year – very sad

  24. Mentally ill, gay, AND glowing in the dark. Strong contender for the most American person living!

  25. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    They’re working on it.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @James Speaks

    James, we could probably use the Jesuits.

  26. @black sea
    @JohnnyWalker123


    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    Presidential assassination.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

    Ita Vero, Mare Ponticum.

    The CIA has become like the Praetorian Guard was in Ancient Rome – too powerful for any Emperor to abolish. The eventual demise of the Praetorian Guard was therefore unusual. In the Civil War between the Emperors Maxentius and Constantine the Great, the Praetorian Guard unequivocally backed Maxentius ( highly unusual ). At the Battle of the Milvian Bridge ( 312 AD ), Constantine decisively defeated Maxentius and the Praetorian Guard were wiped out almost to a man. Thereafter, Constantine chose not to create a new Guard.

    So the best hope is that, after the coming economic and political collapse, some enterprising person(s) destroys Langley with a tactical nuclear weapon. Otherwise, if sufficient numbers of operatives survive, they will continue to cause trouble for decades to come.

    • LOL: Neoconned
  27. @Franz
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    Harry Truman signed it on in February, 1947. National Security Act and all that. They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    Same thing that happened to Communism.

    They'd be unhappy and then they'd be gone.

    Replies: @El Dato, @gent

    They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.

    Now they are Communism.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @El Dato

    They always were. The OSS was riddled with commies who signed up after Hitler broke the Non-Aggression pact with Stalin. Scum since the day they were formed.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  28. Is it just me. Or does the CIA now seem to be a society wrecking institution worse than international communism was perceived to be during the Cold War?

    There’a credible evidence that Brennan and company were behind the Crossfire Hurricane debacle, and possibly the 2020 election manipulations. The Snowden and Assange revelations revealed much of their illegal nature. Now they’re taking a stand on domestics social issues! How can we as a society allow this cancer to continue to metastasize?

    The First Amendment was used to limit certain religious expression in the public sphere. Now that the left has taken LGBT “equity” as its religious faith, maybe it too can be challenged legally. Goose v. Gander.

  29. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?

    Well, it’s complicated. It used to be that the CIA was supposed to spy on foreigners, while the NSA would spy on Americans. But after a while it turned out that both of them pretty much spy on Americans. It’s easier that way, and besides real Americans turned out to be the real enemies.

    If you want to make sure you’re on their lists, try quoting the founding fathers.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  30. CIA field manual 2022:

    “When approaching the target in a covered vehicle, make sure the raiding party has at least one bug chaser, one non-binary transexual, one black crossdresser, two hermaphrodites and a disable native indian.

    It is imperative that they engage in multipronged anal sex for the duration of the venture and wear no protection during the ritual. Deep cover missions are no excuse for hateful act that reinforces homophobic rhetoric.

    Now go forth and sodomize in the name of George Floyd, peace be upon him ”

  31. “Why don’t you just make ten gayer and make ten be the top number and make that a little gayer?”

    (Points to rainbow dial.) “These go to 11.”

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Sick of Orcs

    "Lick my love pump," indeed.

  32. @Franz
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    Harry Truman signed it on in February, 1947. National Security Act and all that. They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    Same thing that happened to Communism.

    They'd be unhappy and then they'd be gone.

    Replies: @El Dato, @gent

    Same thing that happened to Communism

    So you’re saying they’ll riot in Portland?

    • Replies: @Franz
    @gent


    So you’re saying they’ll riot in Portland?
     
    My mistake!

    When I said "Communism" I meant the old time godless Russian variety. They went gently into the good night. At least it wasn't half the mess it could have been.

    The CIA will be different. They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring. So riots and Portland and nukes in Kansas and NYC plunging into darkness are all possible with this bunch. They've been rich and comfortable lots longer than the old Bolsheviks were.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Neoconned

  33. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    “Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.”

    If you still believe that story after the information that has come out in the past 20 years, I’ve got a bridge to sell you!

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  34. Something we’re going to see more of. Apparently this one is ransomware. Imagine it happening in wintertime. Or in wartime.

    Cyberattack leads to major East Coast pipeline shutdown

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/cyberattack-forces-closure-of-largest-u-s-refined-fuel-pipeline-11620479737

    https://m.washingtontimes.com

    • Thanks: Bubba
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Charon

    Charon, cyber attack...Hmmm. biden has terminated the Keystone Pipeline, 85% of all Canada's oil goes to the USA. Michigan Gov whitmer is closing PipeLine #5 which brings in Canadian crude and returns refined products which is all of Michigan's propane gas and all of Toronto's jet fuel. Don't need no stinking cyber attacks, just need dems in office. Oh, and California is setting up to ban all conmbustion engines and making ALL homes etc. electric only!

  35. Always been so with the CIA. Dulles telling Angleton of the 40 or so people he could not question. The record of loses against the KGB and its Cuban, Albanian, Viet iterations. The last 4 years taught that the last thing the Agency cares about is what it should be doing.

  36. I think SNL is struggling and their ratings have collapsed (maybe Elon will help). The idea seems to be that Lorne, as an Ashkenazi, is so smart that he can’t possibly be flubbing it. Yet, not only are ratings bad but the show has little cultural influence anymore.

    I don’t see that Lorne is following the young people either, unless the young people are all gay prep school kids. And really, a lot the new humor must appeal to middle aged white women (I’m guessing). It has a tame, “square” vibe. Always a bunch of safe jokes their itty bitty audience will applaud (never actually laugh out loud). The unchallenging humor women like.

    https://www.showbiz411.com/2021/03/28/saturday-night-live-ratings-collapse-to-lowest-in-over-a-decade-as-show-pairs-family-favorite-maya-rudolph-with-unknown-musical-guest-jack-harlow

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @RichardTaylor


    Always a bunch of safe jokes their itty bitty audience will applaud (never actually laugh out loud).
     
    re: lame snl

    Yes, the overused laugh track is very noticeable.

    I suspect back in the Olden Times of Unz commentators, they didn't need a laugh track. The audiences actually laughed at lot.

    I think the next step is for them to start noticing who in the audience stops clapping first...
  37. Keep in mind these videos may represent the fact that smart white guys are no longer applying to the CIA anymore. During the Trump era, normal white guys concluded that the CIA had become a treasonous organization. The CIA’s having to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find weasels willing to join them.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Anon

    "During the Trump era, normal white guys concluded that the CIA had become a treasonous organization."

    Trumptard idiocy confirmed. The (old) Left knew this from 1947 on.

  38. I think I sold some books to that CIA librarian about 15 years ago. Either that or the last one was gay, too.

    • LOL: Cortes
  39. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    Or maybe it wasn’t incompetence, but deliberate. The appearance of ineptitude is another disguise – like George H. W. Bush:

    CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years
    https://politics.theonion.com/cia-realizes-its-been-using-black-highlighters-all-thes-1819568147
    ” . . . ‘almost invariably the most crucial passages’—are marred by an indelible black ink that renders the lines impossible to read, due to a top-secret highlighting policy that began at the agency’s inception in 1947.”

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
  40. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    President Coolidge would step out into the Rose Garden for an interview with the NBC Blue Network.

  41. Anonymous[395] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:

    California population decline:

    Of course, since at least the 1850s, California, ‘the Golden State’ saw a massive in migration of the young, restless and ambitious from the more inclement regions of the USA – this continued right up to the 1960s. There was European immigration to California throughout that time, but in the main, the migration was of Americans seeking to take advantage of the sun kissed Mediterranean climate. These migrants poured in, thus it was a given that California *always* gained population. As an aside, these migrants were, generally, of ‘above average’ productivity and ability, thus the state gained in wealth as well as residents.

    However, since around the 1970s the immigrants flooding in were, in the main, Mexicans, other mestizos, and a whole smattering of the third world – typically people who added little or no value to the place. Thus population increased, but not per capita income, further, this in itself acted as a break to ‘American’ in migration and even triggered a mass outmigration of Americans. Hence, ‘population growth killed population growth’ a rare paradox.

    This, as a real world example, indicates the madness of The Economist immigrationist position. And why, ultimately, it is self defeating.

    It’s just a pity that the lives of the good and innocent must be destroyed to prove the obvious, that is, The Economist fools are absolutely and completely wrong.

  42. @Reg Cæsar

    “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”
     
    That's redundant. Nobody above a certain age believes words like "cisgender". Though they're not above cynically utilizing them.

    Replies: @Clyde, @RichardTaylor, @Faraday's Bobcat

    Did Chuck Berry rip off your life? He wrote Run Rudolph Run but I’m wondering if it wasn’t really Run Reggie Run, based on your life of White Flight?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @RichardTaylor

    You really miss Mammy's hot biscuits and Prissy's hospital corners, don't you?

    Replies: @Hibernian

  43. @RichardTaylor
    FYI, all this was brought to you by the Ivy League graduates who made up our New England elite. You fellas keep putting your faith in them.

    Replies: @Peterike, @Jake, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    “ FYI, all this was brought to you by the Ivy League graduates who made up our New England elite.”

    What, Jews and Asians?

    • Agree: HammerJack
  44. fnn says:

    Two Woke female authors say activism is really about self-care these days:
    https://freebeacon.com/culture/activism-for-dummies/

    Thankfully, chipping away at structural injustices can alleviate your psychiatric disorders. Syfret says activism “serves your mental health” in an “endlessly enriching journey” and quotes another activist who says protests are a “collective opportunity for group therapy.” Forget MDMA: “Finding your crowd is like snuggling under a warm blanket, or being squished in the fold of a hug that tells you you’re not battling alone,” George writes.

    It is fitting that both authors close their books with the same message to would-be activists: Prioritize yourself. Practice self-care. There’s no point in protesting “if you’re not demonstrating compassion towards yourself and prioritizing your own needs, health, and happiness,” George says.

    What else is activism for? Who’s stupid enough to die for a cause and leave behind their mangled remains? “By its nature, activism is never done. There is always another cause that needs championing.” In other words: Enjoy your career.

    Make it Happen: How to Be an Activist
    by Amika George
    HarperCollins UK, 256 pp., $26

    How to Think Like an Activist
    by Wendy Syfret
    Hardie Grant, 144 pp., $15

  45. I think they’d be better off recruiting people who are more comfortable in their own skin and can make serious geopolitical calls from day one:

  46. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.

    I mean, come on. If some random Israeli dance troop figured it out, then it is for certain that their partners in the CIA had foreknowledge.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @paum

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/richard-clarke-911-interview-was-there-a-cia-cover-up

    Richard Clarke accused George Tenet of foreknowledge.....see Clarke's 2011 Daily Beast interview.....if Tenet knew who else?

    Cheney I'm betting....Dubya lol hell nah.....

  47. Whatever happened to gay men being vain and good looking?

    On the other hand, you don’t look at the hood when you’re cleaning the exhaust, so maybe it’s a non-issue.

    • Replies: @Guest
    @al gore rhythms

    You know, women are vain and careful about their looks. Yet most of them are not good-looking. Most people aren’t good-looking. That’s just the way it is.

  48. @Reg Cæsar
    @Clyde

    If your name is Clyde, you are above a certain age. Clyde Jackson Browne is 72, for example. And even he was a Junior.

    Still, there is a grade-school Clyde around here. And a slightly older Walter. They may even be brothers. A refreshing change from all the Bradens, Jadens, Cadens, and so on.

    Replies: @Clyde

    Now don’t be snide, of course my name is Clyde.
    Not toying with yer
    My first cousin is Clete Boyer.
    Yes him-
    With the MLB brothers Cloyd and Ken.

  49. I don’t feel like researching this. Can someone just tell me if that first video is fake? It just has to be. It looks like a donated book rummage sale in the basement of a church.

  50. @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    Yeah, it’s like Latinx. It never organically emerged from the bottom up.

  51. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    ….as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    At this rate we can plan on the Pacific Fleet being sunk in the first 30 minutes of any major conflict with China.

    Vox Day has bonus coverage of the empty diversity hire picked to run the Department of Energy:

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/05/better-learn-to-plumb.html

    We can all stop wondering if our nukes will still go,”BOOM,” when the ex-USA tries to deny China the Taiwan fans or attempts to invade the Donbass.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    I've heard whiskey & others here openly question if our nukes work....you think they do?

    Replies: @TWS

  52. @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    The word “cisgender” always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    Deranging those grounded in reality the entire point of the Bioleninist lexicon.

    It's their version of newspeak.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    Bioleninist lexicon.
     
    Nice, thanks!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  53. I just realized something. Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services. I’ve never really given them any thought until 10min ago. Plenty of stuff on the KGB has been published (both fiction and not) and even the Russian Federation’s FSB is talked about. But not Chinese intelligence. I’ve actually read more on China’s IQ intelligence levels than it’s spy craft intelligence.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_State_Security_(China)

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Kronos

    There are plenty of reasons why no one talks about Chinese intelligence services. Joe Biden certainly wouldn't want to--can you imagine what they must have on him as well as Hunter? Nancy Pelosi put Rep. Swalwell back on the intelligence committee despite his affair with Fang Fang. Surely Nancy knows what's best for her. I believe the talk about "Russia, Russia" is partly to distract from "China, China."

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Kronos

    "Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services."

    The American media and intelligentsia follow the lead of the Chinese media: silence. American political and corporate elites have been doing brisk business with China since the Clintonite 90s. International business networks are usually cover for intelligence activity. The Chinese influence and outright control many American politicos both in DC and, in states like California, local. The Obama/Jarrett/Holder cabal sent out a signal with its idea of a medical DARPA, which means it's moving towards the Chinese bio-surveillance and control model. The Chinese intelligence services are kickin' ass.

    Replies: @Kibernetika

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Kronos


    Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services.
     
    What is the true purpose of the global network of Confucius Institutes?

    Replies: @Desiderius

  54. @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    Just as gender–a linguistic term–was repurposed to mean sex.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
  55. Speaking of gays and lesbians, why are so many of them drawn to student government activity when they’re in college? A lot of the guys who were involved in SG when I was enrolled came out of the closet later in life.

  56. Dmon says:

    Grist for the iSteve mill.
    https://apnews.com/article/business-data-privacy-health-coronavirus-pandemic-technology-db2546ea45b7494f91b0ee00af4b3066
    “Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs”

    This article contains the single most Orwellian statement in the history of the English language:
    “Mobile licenses will give people more privacy by allowing them to decide what personal information they share, state officials say.”

    It is no longer there, but in the original appearance of the article, two paragraphs down from that statement, there was an inserted link:
    https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/parkmobile-security-breach-exposes-some-basic-user-data/65-876f7762-b39c-4642-9d81-5b78b4b9f783

  57. @Kronos
    I just realized something. Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services. I’ve never really given them any thought until 10min ago. Plenty of stuff on the KGB has been published (both fiction and not) and even the Russian Federation’s FSB is talked about. But not Chinese intelligence. I’ve actually read more on China’s IQ intelligence levels than it’s spy craft intelligence.

    https://lists.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MSS-Ministry-of-State-Security-%E2%80%93-China.png

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_State_Security_(China)

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @SunBakedSuburb, @The Wild Geese Howard

    There are plenty of reasons why no one talks about Chinese intelligence services. Joe Biden certainly wouldn’t want to–can you imagine what they must have on him as well as Hunter? Nancy Pelosi put Rep. Swalwell back on the intelligence committee despite his affair with Fang Fang. Surely Nancy knows what’s best for her. I believe the talk about “Russia, Russia” is partly to distract from “China, China.”

    • Agree: Kronos, J.Ross, Old Prude
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Harry Baldwin


    I believe the talk about “Russia, Russia” is partly to distract from “China, China.”
     
    Absolutely.

    What I'm struggling with is the sudden tough talk about Taiwan from the Biden regime.

    I can't figure out if it's real of if it's all just an attempt to maintain kayfabe for us marks.

    If the first, then the globalist Deep State tiny hats control DC. If the second, then Xiden is simply Xi's catspaw.

    I don't think we marks can know the truth until Xi makes an open play to reunify Taiwan with the mainland.
  58. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?

    To arrest, harass, intimidate, rob, and murder political dissidents. Whether they are in the US or US puppet nations.

  59. I have an idea for another CIA ad. How about a guy who says, “I thought I wouldn’t be able to get a job with the CIA because I’m a Communist. Then I found out that the director, John Brennan, voted Communist in 1976!”

    Brennan told NPR that he admitted that when taking a polygraph test when applying to work for the CIA.

    “I said I was neither Democratic or Republican, but it was my way, as I was going to college, of signaling my unhappiness with the system, and the need for change. I said I’m not a member of the Communist Party, so the polygrapher looked at me and said, ‘OK,’ and when I was finished with the polygraph and I left and said, ‘Well, I’m screwed.’”

    But he soon got his admission notice to the CIA and was relieved, he said, saying that though the agency still had long strides to make in accepting gay recruits and minorities, even then it recognized the importance of freedom.

    “So if back in 1980, John Brennan was allowed to say, ‘I voted for the Communist Party with Gus Hall’ … and still got through, rest assured that your rights and your expressions and your freedom of speech as Americans is something that’s not going to be disqualifying of you as you pursue a career in government.”

    I was also disgusted with the Republicans and Democrats at that time and voted in several elections for the Libertarian or Constitutional Party candidate as a protest. For some reason, Brennan thought Communist was the way to go.

  60. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t know if it’s more appropriate to send the gay Hispanic CIA officer or the blind lesbian CIA officer to Belarus to arrange a color revolution? I’m sure the Seeing Eye dog prefers staying in Northern Virginia.

  61. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    Oh hell, JW123, Biden can’t even get clear of Afghanistan without major pushback from the Deep State.

    If Ben were to go full JFK, threaten to disband the CIA and scatter it to the winds, well you do know what Arthur Krock wrote in the NYT six weeks before Dallas, right?

    “The CIA’s growth was “likened to a malignancy” which the “very high official was not sure even the White House could control . . . any longer.”
    “If the United States ever experiences [an attempt at a coup to overthrow the government] it will come from the CIA and not the Pentagon.” The agency “represents a tremendous power and unaccountability in anyone.”

    (BTW, the “ very high White House official” whom Krock was quoting was JFK himself.)

    http://www.maebrussell.com/Military/CIA%20War%20in%20Vietnam.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/1963/10/03/archives/in-the-nation-the-intraadministration-war-in-vietnam-with-high.html

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123, Neoconned
  62. Jake says:
    @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    Well, the CIA of 20 years ago was deep into Political Correctness.

    Nor should that be any surprise. The CIA, like the Mossad and the Saudi General Intelligence Presidency, was founded by British secret service. Brit WASP secret service was thoroughly queered no later than the dawn of the Victorian age, and more likely by the time the Hanoverians arrived early in the 18th century.

  63. … you’re not supposed to talk about your personal life at work. You’re not supposed to talk about politics at work. If you’re conversing at work you must have come across a little off season because there’s this certain other thing that should occupy most of your time at work.
    These people are not just inept at intelligence, their complaints are the wrong complaints, they are so utterly unsuited to employment itself that they do not realize what they are saying.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  64. @Hapalong Cassidy
    I just don’t understand why everyone is acting so shocked. The CIA is and always has been evil. Wokeness is evil. So the CIA embracing and promoting wokeness should come as a surprise to no one.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @S. Anonyia, @Guest

    They’re not accused of evil here.

  65. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    We pay these people?

    Some queers great intelligence innovation is bringing games to work … so the agents can play games at work. Let’s do a promo on that!

    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad


    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.
     
    The U.S. government hasn’t been funded on taxes for years. It’s funded by debt and monetarist shenanigans. Federal taxes only help to control money supply.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @JMcG

  66. @Kronos
    I just realized something. Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services. I’ve never really given them any thought until 10min ago. Plenty of stuff on the KGB has been published (both fiction and not) and even the Russian Federation’s FSB is talked about. But not Chinese intelligence. I’ve actually read more on China’s IQ intelligence levels than it’s spy craft intelligence.

    https://lists.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MSS-Ministry-of-State-Security-%E2%80%93-China.png

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_State_Security_(China)

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @SunBakedSuburb, @The Wild Geese Howard

    “Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services.”

    The American media and intelligentsia follow the lead of the Chinese media: silence. American political and corporate elites have been doing brisk business with China since the Clintonite 90s. International business networks are usually cover for intelligence activity. The Chinese influence and outright control many American politicos both in DC and, in states like California, local. The Obama/Jarrett/Holder cabal sent out a signal with its idea of a medical DARPA, which means it’s moving towards the Chinese bio-surveillance and control model. The Chinese intelligence services are kickin’ ass.

    • Replies: @Kibernetika
    @SunBakedSuburb

    The Chinese intelligence services are kickin’ ass.

    They really are. If half of the public scrutiny aimed at "Russian interference" were trained on Chinese intelligence efforts in the US, amazing things would be discovered. But I don't think that many US pols consciously want to emulate the Chinese government's ways. Some outliers, perhaps. Most are looking for a quick buck.

    China has a great advantage over Russia these days when it comes to what we used to call spying in the US. There are simply so many more Chinese embedded in US institutions than there are Russians, legit or not. Just an anecdotal observation.

    If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig, he's driving a late-model Mercedes, works for a few months and then disappears, that might raise an eyebrow. But for every character like that there are hundreds of Chinese nationals taking similar positions. Most are legit but who's really checking? Once a Chinese prof gets a position at a research university, why does he sponsor so many Chinese nationals exclusively to come and work in his lab? It's a way of laundering credentials.

    Replies: @Charon

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”
     
    That's redundant. Nobody above a certain age believes words like "cisgender". Though they're not above cynically utilizing them.

    Replies: @Clyde, @RichardTaylor, @Faraday's Bobcat

    “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”

    I’m starting to notice people listing their generation in their set of identities. If people feel the need to latch on to an identity, generation is maybe the least harmful. Gen Z, Millennial etc. are only meaningful in America, so it means anyone who picks one of those identities is also identifying as American.

    But do people have to identify as American to work for the CIA any more? Or does one of the videos feature a lesbian transgender Chinese person who loves xir job helping the CIA infiltrate white nationalist groups in Idaho?

    But then I would say that, as a cisgender Gen Xer who’s been diagnosed with mild to moderate lactose intolerance.

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @Faraday's Bobcat


    "...do people have to identify as American to work for the CIA any more?..."
     
    Heavens no! That would be American chauvinism which is one of the many deadly sins of progressivism.

    One can be the CIA Director and be actively anti-American as Obama's John Brennan has shown us. In fact, Brennan has shown us one can be a criminal and be the Director. I think today being an anti-American criminal is one of the job requirements.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  68. Jake says:
    @RichardTaylor
    FYI, all this was brought to you by the Ivy League graduates who made up our New England elite. You fellas keep putting your faith in them.

    Replies: @Peterike, @Jake, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    That is about 3 dozen dings for the correct answer.

    It so correct, even “A New and Improved Around the World and Back Snap” by Blaine Edwards and Antione Meriweather is appropriate.

    Of course, when you allow yourself to grasp the elite WASP problem with such matters, you also will see the WASP problem with the whole of the history of the British Empire. And then you will become a combination of enraged and terrified that the US has slipped and struggled right into being the Brit WASP Empire 2.0.

  69. @Kronos
    I just realized something. Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services. I’ve never really given them any thought until 10min ago. Plenty of stuff on the KGB has been published (both fiction and not) and even the Russian Federation’s FSB is talked about. But not Chinese intelligence. I’ve actually read more on China’s IQ intelligence levels than it’s spy craft intelligence.

    https://lists.ng/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MSS-Ministry-of-State-Security-%E2%80%93-China.png

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_State_Security_(China)

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @SunBakedSuburb, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services.

    What is the true purpose of the global network of Confucius Institutes?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    The overt one would suffice.

    Confucianism beats this garbage.

  70. John Brennan gotta be a homosexual….I mean he looks like a Catholic Priest….

    What about Admiral Mike Mullins? Mullins obviously knew the US Military was going to be homo normed as a consequence of allowing homos to serve openly in the US Military. Mullins’ father was Rock Hudson’s publicist…

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Mullins’ father was Rock Hudson’s publicist…

    No kidding? As Rock himself said when diagnosed with AIDS, "Didn't see that one coming".

    Replies: @Art Deco

  71. @El Dato

    when I noticed a rainbow on CIA Director Brennan’s lanyard
     
    The power of Christ compels you!
    THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “The power of Christ compels you!”

    Behind that massive gargoyle face lies the heart of a slave. John Brennan fancies himself an alpha male like the great and evil Allen Dulles but he has neither the brains or balls. He’s just a slimy bureaucrat who climbed his way up the Langley ladder by providing cover for Obama’s strange sexuality and assembling a drone assassination program and black site torture archipelago for the Obama WH’s personal use. He’s a lapdog for the Obama/Jarrett/Holder cabal.

    • Thanks: Bubba
    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @SunBakedSuburb

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ABdDCqSg0fc/maxresdefault.jpg

  72. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    @Polistra

    We pay these people?

    Some queers great intelligence innovation is bringing games to work ... so the agents can play games at work. Let's do a promo on that!

    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun ... and are shameless.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.

    The U.S. government hasn’t been funded on taxes for years. It’s funded by debt and monetarist shenanigans. Federal taxes only help to control money supply.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous



    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.
     
    The U.S. government hasn’t been funded on taxes for years. It’s funded by debt and monetarist shenanigans. Federal taxes only help to control money supply.
     
    No. 2020 is a very weird year--extremely atypical.

    Over the past several decades, federal spending is 20ish% of GDP and taxes are a few percent less than that. The US budget deficit averaged 2-3% of GDP. 85% taxes and 15% debt would be a reasonable handy rough figure.

    But in any case, the right to expand the money supply of the US in this manner and issue debt--trading on the reputation and future of the nation--are also prerogatives that belong that rightfully belong to the people of the nation. So the shamelessness of these parasites is undiminished, regardless.
    , @JMcG
    @Anonymous

    Absolutely true, with one caveat: Taxation in the US is used to punish political opponents and reward allies. As near as I can tell, it has no other purpose.

  73. @Harry Baldwin
    @Kronos

    There are plenty of reasons why no one talks about Chinese intelligence services. Joe Biden certainly wouldn't want to--can you imagine what they must have on him as well as Hunter? Nancy Pelosi put Rep. Swalwell back on the intelligence committee despite his affair with Fang Fang. Surely Nancy knows what's best for her. I believe the talk about "Russia, Russia" is partly to distract from "China, China."

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    I believe the talk about “Russia, Russia” is partly to distract from “China, China.”

    Absolutely.

    What I’m struggling with is the sudden tough talk about Taiwan from the Biden regime.

    I can’t figure out if it’s real of if it’s all just an attempt to maintain kayfabe for us marks.

    If the first, then the globalist Deep State tiny hats control DC. If the second, then Xiden is simply Xi’s catspaw.

    I don’t think we marks can know the truth until Xi makes an open play to reunify Taiwan with the mainland.

  74. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    If we disbanded it: The world would become more peaceful overnight.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Disagree: Corvinus
  75. @Hapalong Cassidy
    I just don’t understand why everyone is acting so shocked. The CIA is and always has been evil. Wokeness is evil. So the CIA embracing and promoting wokeness should come as a surprise to no one.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @S. Anonyia, @Guest

    Also the CIA has always been into psychological operations and that is exactly what wokeness is. It requires people to retrain their brains and adapt new thinking patterns.

  76. Imagine my surprise when I noticed a rainbow on CIA Director Brennan’s lanyard.

    Jeezus – “imagine my surprise?” Every time Brennan opens his mouth the purse falls out.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  77. @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    Yeah. It’s as stupid as “biological male”, as if there’s another kind.

  78. @Anon
    Keep in mind these videos may represent the fact that smart white guys are no longer applying to the CIA anymore. During the Trump era, normal white guys concluded that the CIA had become a treasonous organization. The CIA's having to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find weasels willing to join them.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    “During the Trump era, normal white guys concluded that the CIA had become a treasonous organization.”

    Trumptard idiocy confirmed. The (old) Left knew this from 1947 on.

  79. @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    Trans- and cis- appear in chemistry in discussions of molecular structure; I am not sure if it originated there or was borrowed from another science, or from geometry, which would seem to be a natural place for it to come from.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Hibernian

    Maybe I'm too sensitive, but cis- always makes me think of scissors (apparently the etymology is not the same) which in the context of gender is uncomfortable; but then it also reminds me of lesbians "scissoring" so that's better.

    https://giphy.com/gifs/southparkgifs-l0HlBUPAbk5GIWfbG

    , @Cortes
    @Hibernian

    Roman history and description of the locations of the Gauls. See, for example:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisalpine_Gaul

    , @J.Ross
    @Hibernian

    Or trans-alpine and cis-alpine Gaul.
    At the root of every societal disaster, the bloody Frogs.

  80. @SunBakedSuburb
    @El Dato

    "The power of Christ compels you!"

    Behind that massive gargoyle face lies the heart of a slave. John Brennan fancies himself an alpha male like the great and evil Allen Dulles but he has neither the brains or balls. He's just a slimy bureaucrat who climbed his way up the Langley ladder by providing cover for Obama's strange sexuality and assembling a drone assassination program and black site torture archipelago for the Obama WH's personal use. He's a lapdog for the Obama/Jarrett/Holder cabal.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    • Agree: Desiderius
  81. Franz says:
    @gent
    @Franz


    Same thing that happened to Communism
     
    So you're saying they'll riot in Portland?

    Replies: @Franz

    So you’re saying they’ll riot in Portland?

    My mistake!

    When I said “Communism” I meant the old time godless Russian variety. They went gently into the good night. At least it wasn’t half the mess it could have been.

    The CIA will be different. They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring. So riots and Portland and nukes in Kansas and NYC plunging into darkness are all possible with this bunch. They’ve been rich and comfortable lots longer than the old Bolsheviks were.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Franz

    They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring.

    Thanks for the issue of your imagination. Always an education.

    Replies: @Franz

    , @Neoconned
    @Franz

    i love how Bernie won the Iowa caucuses but then Buttplug was given the points somehow....and then when Bernie was WEEKS from the nomination and the trouncing of Trump the DNC & the spooks swept in out of nowhere & gave Biden the corpse animation.

    It was noticeable as the "largest political primary comeback for ANY candidate of ANY American poitical party in ALL of American history...."

    The spooks threw the primaries because Bernie mentioned free college, free health care and student loan forgiveness.....which would mean tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in forgiveness of debt and a huge stimulus to the economy.....

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman claimed "Wall Street won't even open" if Bernie won.....

    And so the corpse and the Silicon Valley Hindu front woman were put in there via coup with even McConnell turning on the orange vulgarian.....

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  82. @Hibernian
    @Dumbo

    Trans- and cis- appear in chemistry in discussions of molecular structure; I am not sure if it originated there or was borrowed from another science, or from geometry, which would seem to be a natural place for it to come from.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Cortes, @J.Ross

    Maybe I’m too sensitive, but cis- always makes me think of scissors (apparently the etymology is not the same) which in the context of gender is uncomfortable; but then it also reminds me of lesbians “scissoring” so that’s better.

    https://giphy.com/gifs/southparkgifs-l0HlBUPAbk5GIWfbG

  83. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“

    Our national security would be in further peril.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus



    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“
     
    Our national security would be in further peril.
     
    You are the most stupid and credulous kind of Horses Ass.
    , @Desiderius
    @Corvinus

    No, Crow, you've set your deterrence capability absolutely on fire with this sort of thing, and since deterrence is one of the principal purposes of having an intelligence agency in the first place you're a failure even on your own bullshit terms.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Dumbo
    @Corvinus

    OK, I guess finally Corvinus has been outed as a CIA employee. LOL.

    What would happen? Just a lot of people would lose their cushy jobs, but not much more than that. But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Corvinus

  84. @War for Blair Mountain
    John Brennan gotta be a homosexual....I mean he looks like a Catholic Priest....

    What about Admiral Mike Mullins? Mullins obviously knew the US Military was going to be homo normed as a consequence of allowing homos to serve openly in the US Military. Mullins’ father was Rock Hudson’s publicist...

    Replies: @Dmon

    Mullins’ father was Rock Hudson’s publicist…

    No kidding? As Rock himself said when diagnosed with AIDS, “Didn’t see that one coming”.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Dmon

    His father was a press agent who had a mess of clients. You could also find someone who was Rock Hudson's accountant, Rock Hudson's buyer's broker, Rock Hudson's seller's broker, Rock Hudson's estate planner, &c.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

  85. @Mr. Anon

    CIA Replaces Waterboarding With 12-Hour Lectures On Intersectional Feminism

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cia-replaces-waterboarding-with-12-hour-lectures-on-intersectional-feminism
     

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Gary in Gramercy

    Lots of terrorists are waterboarded. But you’ve not really been waterboarded until you’ve been waterboarded by a tranny.

    (When “her” run for the CA governorship fails, they’ve got a place for “Caitlyn” Jenner at CIA.)

  86. @El Dato
    @Franz


    They were only supposed to work overseas to protect us from Communism.
     
    Now they are Communism.

    Replies: @JMcG

    They always were. The OSS was riddled with commies who signed up after Hitler broke the Non-Aggression pact with Stalin. Scum since the day they were formed.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @JMcG


    They always were. The OSS was riddled with commies who signed up after Hitler broke the Non-Aggression pact with Stalin. Scum since the day they were formed.

     

    Pete Seeger and Dalton Trumbo were in the OSS?

    I know Leroy Anderson was, but only because he had a PhD in Nordic languages, and was assigned to read their newspapers. (It's dropping below freezing here the next two nights, so a link to "Sleigh Ride" is tempting.)

    Tom Lehrer was with the NSA before it even existed. His primary contribution there was inventing the Jello shot. Once in a while government largesse actually pays off.

    Replies: @JMcG

  87. @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad


    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.
     
    The U.S. government hasn’t been funded on taxes for years. It’s funded by debt and monetarist shenanigans. Federal taxes only help to control money supply.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @JMcG

    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.

    The U.S. government hasn’t been funded on taxes for years. It’s funded by debt and monetarist shenanigans. Federal taxes only help to control money supply.

    No. 2020 is a very weird year–extremely atypical.

    Over the past several decades, federal spending is 20ish% of GDP and taxes are a few percent less than that. The US budget deficit averaged 2-3% of GDP. 85% taxes and 15% debt would be a reasonable handy rough figure.

    But in any case, the right to expand the money supply of the US in this manner and issue debt–trading on the reputation and future of the nation–are also prerogatives that belong that rightfully belong to the people of the nation. So the shamelessness of these parasites is undiminished, regardless.

    • Thanks: Neoconned
  88. @RichardTaylor
    FYI, all this was brought to you by the Ivy League graduates who made up our New England elite. You fellas keep putting your faith in them.

    Replies: @Peterike, @Jake, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    Thomas Sowell said,
    “Behind every major U.S. disaster you will find a Harvard man”.

    • Replies: @Jake
    @Bartleby the Scrivner

    The CIA has been primarily about Yale men.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  89. @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    There already is a word.

    It’s called “normal”.

  90. @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad


    These people live off taxes taken from people at the point of the gun … and are shameless.
     
    The U.S. government hasn’t been funded on taxes for years. It’s funded by debt and monetarist shenanigans. Federal taxes only help to control money supply.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @JMcG

    Absolutely true, with one caveat: Taxation in the US is used to punish political opponents and reward allies. As near as I can tell, it has no other purpose.

  91. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    We don’t.

    They have us. They’re hard at work at the disbanding.

  92. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    Supposedly, it specializes in human intelligence. See Reuel Marc Gerecht on how effective the agency was in that regard when he worked for it.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Thanks: Neoconned
  93. @JohnnyWalker123
    Why do we even have a CIA? What's their purpose?

    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?

    Replies: @Franz, @black sea, @James Speaks, @Charon, @Another Canadian, @Pop Warner, @Paul Jolliffe, @S. Anonyia, @Corvinus, @Desiderius, @Art Deco, @Mr. Anon

    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?

    Safeguarding the American Empire for the people who run it and own it.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  94. @Corvinus
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“

    Our national security would be in further peril.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @Dumbo

    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“

    Our national security would be in further peril.

    You are the most stupid and credulous kind of Horses Ass.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  95. @Hibernian
    @Dumbo

    Trans- and cis- appear in chemistry in discussions of molecular structure; I am not sure if it originated there or was borrowed from another science, or from geometry, which would seem to be a natural place for it to come from.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Cortes, @J.Ross

    Roman history and description of the locations of the Gauls. See, for example:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisalpine_Gaul

  96. @Corvinus
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“

    Our national security would be in further peril.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @Dumbo

    No, Crow, you’ve set your deterrence capability absolutely on fire with this sort of thing, and since deterrence is one of the principal purposes of having an intelligence agency in the first place you’re a failure even on your own bullshit terms.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Desiderius

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Mr. Anon, @neutral, @Buffalo Joe

  97. Saw this one live. Lucky me. My date was Jewish. I lost a coin flip (four times in a row).

  98. @Hibernian
    @Dumbo

    Trans- and cis- appear in chemistry in discussions of molecular structure; I am not sure if it originated there or was borrowed from another science, or from geometry, which would seem to be a natural place for it to come from.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Cortes, @J.Ross

    Or trans-alpine and cis-alpine Gaul.
    At the root of every societal disaster, the bloody Frogs.

  99. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Kronos


    Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services.
     
    What is the true purpose of the global network of Confucius Institutes?

    Replies: @Desiderius

    The overt one would suffice.

    Confucianism beats this garbage.

  100. @Desiderius
    @Corvinus

    No, Crow, you've set your deterrence capability absolutely on fire with this sort of thing, and since deterrence is one of the principal purposes of having an intelligence agency in the first place you're a failure even on your own bullshit terms.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    • LOL: J.Ross, Charon, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Corvinus


    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.
     
    Hahhahhahahahha..... The CIA doesn't give a shit about our borders. Same as nearly everybody else in Washingtoon DC. Anyhow their (CIA) mandate by law is to operate only outside the USA. This mandate seems to have been loosely followed since Trump got into office and even before.

    It Is Illegal For The CIA To Operate Domestically? ...
    Dec 14, 2016 · Legally, the CIA operates only outside the United States--they are, by law, forbidden from conducting domestic investigations. The CIA never operates inside US. That part of the work is handled
     

    According to its own website, the CIA are prohibited from conduct spying operations on US soil:
    “By law, the CIA is specifically prohibited from collecting foreign intelligence concerning the domestic activities of US citizens. Its mission is to collect information related to foreign intelligence and foreign counterintelligence. By direction of the president in Executive Order 12333 of 1981 and in accordance with procedures approved by the Attorney General, the CIA is restricted in the collection of intelligence information directed against US citizens…”
    If asked, the director would likely tell us that it’s now completely necessary to operate in the US – because of the “terrorist threat”.
    Whatever you believe, the recent hack and subsequent document dump by Wikileaks this week has confirmed what many of us already suspected for decades…
    https://perspectives.com/it-is-illegal-for-the-cia-to-operate-domestically-t23089.html
     

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Neoconned

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus

    Name one thing they've done to safeguard our borders, you twit.

    , @neutral
    @Corvinus


    to safeguard our borders
     
    This level of stupidity should not be possible.

    Replies: @Charon

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Corvinus

    Corni, we actually only have two borders. The one with Canada is closed due to Covid. The one with Mexico is open to all and any who wish to enter.

  101. James Jesus Angleton, Kermit Roosevelt, William F Buckley Jr., etc., they were all a bit fruity, weren’t they?

  102. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.

    The CIA of 20 months ago failed to alert us to COVID, and the CIA of 13 years ago apparently failed to know jack shit about the vulnerabilities in the home mortgage market.

    We’re talking about multi-trillion dollar catastrophes here, but they knew or did nothing about either of them.

    • Agree: Charon, Neoconned
    • Replies: @houston 1992
    @Wilkey

    nor did CIA warn us about fragile extended supply chains, and that the Hannish (sic) CCP would stop shipping PPE/pharma etc if a pandemic affeected them. Did they encourage stockpiling if re-shoring was not an option? I assumed that there would be warehouses of goods left over from Cold War 1, but apparently not.

    Many says that Chinese in US bought n95 masks in the early pandemic stages and cleared the shelves and then shipped those n95S back to their ethnic kin in China. Was there a CIA memo on that shelf clearing that they forgot to leak to the NYT?

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Wilkey

    Let's not forget the implosion of Soviet Union, and earlier, misjudging the Sino/Soviet split; both "couldn't happen".

    Also, JJ Angleton's quixotic quest for moles everywhere except where they actually were. (Angleton, in addition, was himself a Mossad mole; they gave him a state funeral in Israel).

    Replies: @Neoconned

  103. Clyde says:
    @Corvinus
    @Desiderius

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Mr. Anon, @neutral, @Buffalo Joe

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    Hahhahhahahahha….. The CIA doesn’t give a shit about our borders. Same as nearly everybody else in Washingtoon DC. Anyhow their (CIA) mandate by law is to operate only outside the USA. This mandate seems to have been loosely followed since Trump got into office and even before.

    It Is Illegal For The CIA To Operate Domestically? …
    Dec 14, 2016 · Legally, the CIA operates only outside the United States–they are, by law, forbidden from conducting domestic investigations. The CIA never operates inside US. That part of the work is handled

    According to its own website, the CIA are prohibited from conduct spying operations on US soil:
    “By law, the CIA is specifically prohibited from collecting foreign intelligence concerning the domestic activities of US citizens. Its mission is to collect information related to foreign intelligence and foreign counterintelligence. By direction of the president in Executive Order 12333 of 1981 and in accordance with procedures approved by the Attorney General, the CIA is restricted in the collection of intelligence information directed against US citizens…”
    If asked, the director would likely tell us that it’s now completely necessary to operate in the US – because of the “terrorist threat”.
    Whatever you believe, the recent hack and subsequent document dump by Wikileaks this week has confirmed what many of us already suspected for decades…
    https://perspectives.com/it-is-illegal-for-the-cia-to-operate-domestically-t23089.html

    • LOL: Neoconned
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Clyde

    Actually, the CIA is concerned about our borders, as it operates "outside" of them to minimize what comes inside of them.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Neoconned
    @Clyde

    Have you seen Jesse Venturas video where he claims a domestic oriented CIA committee interrogated him when he won the governorship of Minnesota?

    Replies: @Clyde

  104. Guest says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy
    I just don’t understand why everyone is acting so shocked. The CIA is and always has been evil. Wokeness is evil. So the CIA embracing and promoting wokeness should come as a surprise to no one.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @S. Anonyia, @Guest

    There are different kinds of evil. Once it was people liked to think of the CIA as a bunch of WASPs who learned secret handshakes at prep school and worship Death’s Head idols in bunkers underneath frat houses. When they’re not pursuing the interests of Anglo-American empire around the globe, they’re installing themselves on the boards of Fortune 500 companies and telling mass media what to say.

    Then there were later generations of Best and Brightests who were complete psychopaths without even the excuse of defending “our gang.”

    Those are a couple stereotypes. Somehow it’s more disappointing to think of the CIA employing the same sort of sad bureaucrats one might encounter at the local library.

  105. Didn’t he notice that lanyards resemble nooses?

    • LOL: Spect3r
  106. @Wilkey
    @Polistra


    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.
     
    The CIA of 20 months ago failed to alert us to COVID, and the CIA of 13 years ago apparently failed to know jack shit about the vulnerabilities in the home mortgage market.

    We’re talking about multi-trillion dollar catastrophes here, but they knew or did nothing about either of them.

    Replies: @houston 1992, @James J O'Meara

    nor did CIA warn us about fragile extended supply chains, and that the Hannish (sic) CCP would stop shipping PPE/pharma etc if a pandemic affeected them. Did they encourage stockpiling if re-shoring was not an option? I assumed that there would be warehouses of goods left over from Cold War 1, but apparently not.

    Many says that Chinese in US bought n95 masks in the early pandemic stages and cleared the shelves and then shipped those n95S back to their ethnic kin in China. Was there a CIA memo on that shelf clearing that they forgot to leak to the NYT?

    • Thanks: Neoconned
  107. @al gore rhythms
    Whatever happened to gay men being vain and good looking?

    On the other hand, you don't look at the hood when you're cleaning the exhaust, so maybe it's a non-issue.

    Replies: @Guest

    You know, women are vain and careful about their looks. Yet most of them are not good-looking. Most people aren’t good-looking. That’s just the way it is.

  108. @James Speaks
    @JohnnyWalker123


    If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?
     
    They're working on it.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    James, we could probably use the Jesuits.

  109. Anon7 says:

    SNL is like space junk; the original cast boosted the show into orbit, but now it just goes round and round. It would take significant effort to de-orbit (i.e. cancel) the show now.

    So, I watched most of it, hadn’t seen it in years. They still need Trump and white supremacists to make their point.

    The only sense of amusement came from the fact that this batch of cast members, now in their early thirties, need to emulate twenty-somethings to be relevant. Aging Miley Cyrus needed to do a double act with a 17 year-old; her costumes made me think she’s put on some weight.

    The only point of interest for me was a sketch about a murder show set in Pennsylvania. I think the point they were making is that white people are ALL inbred, and that multiculturalism makes sense because then we know we’re not having sex with our cousins. This point surfaced in three different sketches in the show.

  110. Guest says:
    @Dumbo
    The word "cisgender" always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.

    It's a pointless word, it's like creating a specific word to define people with two legs. There is zero need to define it.

    Nor there is any need to point out, "look, I'm not a transgender" (even if in some cases, it's really hard to tell).

    We should call them scissorgenders (those who decide to cut their male sexual organs)

    Replies: @Kronos, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Forbes, @ccoffer, @Hibernian, @Bartleby the Scrivner, @Guest

    Obviously there’s no need for the silly term “cisgender.” Unless you happen to be in bizarro world where everyone is confused and the default assumption is that you’re talking to a transsexual. Which is no doubt where the term was first coined.

    The term is useful to those who wish to place being a normal person and pretending you’re the opposite sex on a level plane. As in, “there are two things you can be, dear child: weird or normal.” Instead of the more reasonable: “everyone is this way. Oh, except I almost forgot: like less than 1% people are this other way.”

  111. @Charon
    Something we're going to see more of. Apparently this one is ransomware. Imagine it happening in wintertime. Or in wartime.

    Cyberattack leads to major East Coast pipeline shutdown


    https://www.wsj.com/articles/cyberattack-forces-closure-of-largest-u-s-refined-fuel-pipeline-11620479737

    https://m.washingtontimes.com
     

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Charon, cyber attack…Hmmm. biden has terminated the Keystone Pipeline, 85% of all Canada’s oil goes to the USA. Michigan Gov whitmer is closing PipeLine #5 which brings in Canadian crude and returns refined products which is all of Michigan’s propane gas and all of Toronto’s jet fuel. Don’t need no stinking cyber attacks, just need dems in office. Oh, and California is setting up to ban all conmbustion engines and making ALL homes etc. electric only!

    • LOL: Neoconned
  112. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Speaking of living in a half-assed SNL skit:

    • Thanks: Anonymous Jew
  113. Anonymous[141] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve:

    Off topic, but since you love to connect things. Have you ever written about Frank M. Robinson? Decent sci fi author (I love The Power and the The Dark Beyond the Stars). Was involved in California Democrat politics. Was gay and tight with Milk.

    Tried Googling but didn’t find anything from you on him.

  114. Kylie says:

    “Growing up gay in a small Southern town, I always struggled with the idea that I may not be able to discuss my personal life at work. Imagine my surprise when I noticed a rainbow on CIA Director Brennan’s lanyard.”

    I don’t know which is worse, wanting to discuss one’s private life at work or a CIA Director who wears a lanyard at work. The rainbow just makes it even more nauseating.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Kylie

    Perhaps "lanyard" is code for something else.

  115. OT:

    Speaking of “diversity,” the D.C. Sniper was gay and had sex with his accomplice, and hated whites:

    https://news.yahoo.com/horrific-d-c-sniper-boasts-090258634.html

  116. @Wilkey
    @Polistra


    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.
     
    The CIA of 20 months ago failed to alert us to COVID, and the CIA of 13 years ago apparently failed to know jack shit about the vulnerabilities in the home mortgage market.

    We’re talking about multi-trillion dollar catastrophes here, but they knew or did nothing about either of them.

    Replies: @houston 1992, @James J O'Meara

    Let’s not forget the implosion of Soviet Union, and earlier, misjudging the Sino/Soviet split; both “couldn’t happen”.

    Also, JJ Angleton’s quixotic quest for moles everywhere except where they actually were. (Angleton, in addition, was himself a Mossad mole; they gave him a state funeral in Israel).

    • Agree: Charon, Neoconned
    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @James J O'Meara

    I always found it interesting jist how few people saw the dissolution of the Soviets coming.....most "Sovietologists" figured it had a century or more left.....

  117. @Faraday's Bobcat
    @Reg Cæsar


    “I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.”
     
    I'm starting to notice people listing their generation in their set of identities. If people feel the need to latch on to an identity, generation is maybe the least harmful. Gen Z, Millennial etc. are only meaningful in America, so it means anyone who picks one of those identities is also identifying as American.

    But do people have to identify as American to work for the CIA any more? Or does one of the videos feature a lesbian transgender Chinese person who loves xir job helping the CIA infiltrate white nationalist groups in Idaho?

    But then I would say that, as a cisgender Gen Xer who's been diagnosed with mild to moderate lactose intolerance.

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    “…do people have to identify as American to work for the CIA any more?…”

    Heavens no! That would be American chauvinism which is one of the many deadly sins of progressivism.

    One can be the CIA Director and be actively anti-American as Obama’s John Brennan has shown us. In fact, Brennan has shown us one can be a criminal and be the Director. I think today being an anti-American criminal is one of the job requirements.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Wade Hampton


    Heavens no! That would be American chauvinism which is one of the many deadly sins of progressivism.
     
    Since May 26th, 2020, this term is capitalized.

    BTW, when "George" is entered into the box, Google's top half-dozen suggestions includes "George Floyd American hip-hop artist".

  118. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    Surely they can’t stop every mad Arab who turns up when they’re already stretched to the limit foiling attacks by white supremacists – the biggest threat to America, according to the Dotard-in-Chief himself.

  119. All Blacks who have the first name “Willie” look the same to Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi seems to have a difficult time in telling the difference between the late Willie McCovey and Willie Mays. Hmmm, Nancy, McCovey was taller.

    Happy Birthday, Willie Mays.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Trinity

    And then there's Willie Stargell.

  120. @RichardTaylor
    I think SNL is struggling and their ratings have collapsed (maybe Elon will help). The idea seems to be that Lorne, as an Ashkenazi, is so smart that he can't possibly be flubbing it. Yet, not only are ratings bad but the show has little cultural influence anymore.

    I don't see that Lorne is following the young people either, unless the young people are all gay prep school kids. And really, a lot the new humor must appeal to middle aged white women (I'm guessing). It has a tame, "square" vibe. Always a bunch of safe jokes their itty bitty audience will applaud (never actually laugh out loud). The unchallenging humor women like.

    https://www.showbiz411.com/2021/03/28/saturday-night-live-ratings-collapse-to-lowest-in-over-a-decade-as-show-pairs-family-favorite-maya-rudolph-with-unknown-musical-guest-jack-harlow

    Replies: @Muggles

    Always a bunch of safe jokes their itty bitty audience will applaud (never actually laugh out loud).

    re: lame snl

    Yes, the overused laugh track is very noticeable.

    I suspect back in the Olden Times of Unz commentators, they didn’t need a laugh track. The audiences actually laughed at lot.

    I think the next step is for them to start noticing who in the audience stops clapping first…

  121. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Dumbo


    The word “cisgender” always seems weird to me, both in its sound and supposed meaning.
     
    Deranging those grounded in reality the entire point of the Bioleninist lexicon.

    It's their version of newspeak.

    Replies: @Muggles

    Bioleninist lexicon.

    Nice, thanks!

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Muggles


    Nice, thanks!
     
    Thank you for the kindness, but I cannot honestly claim, "Bioleninism," as my own.

    That term was conceived by our dissident friend Spandrell.

    His first essay on the topic is here:

    https://spandrell.com/2017/11/14/biological-leninism/
  122. This is pretty clear, the CIA is signaling to gays (trans, maladaptive freaks, eternal minorities, losers) all over the world that they can stab in the back on the majority cultures that the came from and get their revenge on the normal straight people they hate and envy. That includes the USA.

    This, and the other commercial ran recently, are both recruiting advertisements but not in the usual way. The are looking for new Chelsea Mannings, only now they want him / her / they to turn on Republicans and not the military.

    Also, don’t think that the recent riling up of blacks does not follow a similar psyops function. The leftist elites need a proxy army and blacks are the most convenient and cheapest one available but they are hard to control. Like the British Empire, only minorities that would go under the wheel if they withdrew their power get to handle weapons. The rest are deemed untrustworthy.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Prof. Woland

    " the CIA is signaling to gays (trans, maladaptive freaks, eternal minorities, losers)"

    Seriously, in what way is this a change from their post 1947 recruitment goals?

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

  123. I can recall when CIA spooks were all about telling us about Them.

    In Biden ClownWorld, they are all about telling us about Themselves.

    I suppose the New Theory on foreign intelligence is that the more we hear about the oddwads in the CIA, the more we will “understand” about the Chinese, Russian, ISIS , etc. leadership.

    But everyone be patient. Jack Dorsey will soon be sending out a mandatory Tweet we all have to read about this new discovery process. Jen Psaki is working on it right now.

    Understand and elaborate on your own confused personal sexual history, and understand the world!

  124. Anonymous[535] • Disclaimer says:

    What is that story that Steve Sailer used to tell about (Walter Winchell?) applying to the CIA and some of the questions he was asked involved sailing and the 18th hole of a Scottish golf course?

  125. Anonymous[141] • Disclaimer says:

    CIA has been a joke for a long time. During Reagan, Casey actually said he might as well form a special core (OSS inside the CIA) because the large agency was so fucked. A lot of these guys spend too much time in the US, don’t know languages, and exaggerate their level of intel–very few to no high level contacts in threat countries. A lot of what they do is making hay of public info or of stuff they hear from US academics and the like.


  126. Meanwhile, in China, here’s the Intel-agency recruiting process at work.

  127. anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    Probably it is just me, but the Imperial City and environs more and more reminds me of some kind of setting for an H.P. Lovecraft novel. The pervasive presence of unhealthy emanations, seemingly from everywhere and nowhere, obviously driving every man mad in a different way. The mutations both obvious and subtle. The mild mouthed yet constant evasiveness of every day speech necessitated by unseen forces that are surely watching and listening always, always.

    Call it something like “The Color Out of Intersectional Space”.

  128. @Mr. Anon

    CIA Replaces Waterboarding With 12-Hour Lectures On Intersectional Feminism

    https://babylonbee.com/news/cia-replaces-waterboarding-with-12-hour-lectures-on-intersectional-feminism
     

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Gary in Gramercy

    One year later:

    International Court of Justice Declares, “12-Hour Lectures on Intersectional Feminism Violate Geneva Convention Provisions on Treatment of Prisoners,” Suggests Waterboarding as Alternative

  129. @Sick of Orcs
    "Why don't you just make ten gayer and make ten be the top number and make that a little gayer?"

    (Points to rainbow dial.) "These go to 11."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “Lick my love pump,” indeed.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  130. @JMcG
    @El Dato

    They always were. The OSS was riddled with commies who signed up after Hitler broke the Non-Aggression pact with Stalin. Scum since the day they were formed.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    They always were. The OSS was riddled with commies who signed up after Hitler broke the Non-Aggression pact with Stalin. Scum since the day they were formed.

    Pete Seeger and Dalton Trumbo were in the OSS?

    I know Leroy Anderson was, but only because he had a PhD in Nordic languages, and was assigned to read their newspapers. (It’s dropping below freezing here the next two nights, so a link to “Sleigh Ride” is tempting.)

    Tom Lehrer was with the NSA before it even existed. His primary contribution there was inventing the Jello shot. Once in a while government largesse actually pays off.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell, setting fire to a gigantic pile of pine cones. For when Springsteen shows up.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Old Prude

  131. @Trinity
    All Blacks who have the first name "Willie" look the same to Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi seems to have a difficult time in telling the difference between the late Willie McCovey and Willie Mays. Hmmm, Nancy, McCovey was taller.

    Happy Birthday, Willie Mays.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    And then there’s Willie Stargell.

  132. @Muggles
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    Bioleninist lexicon.
     
    Nice, thanks!

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Nice, thanks!

    Thank you for the kindness, but I cannot honestly claim, “Bioleninism,” as my own.

    That term was conceived by our dissident friend Spandrell.

    His first essay on the topic is here:

    https://spandrell.com/2017/11/14/biological-leninism/

    • Thanks: Neoconned
  133. @Wade Hampton
    @Faraday's Bobcat


    "...do people have to identify as American to work for the CIA any more?..."
     
    Heavens no! That would be American chauvinism which is one of the many deadly sins of progressivism.

    One can be the CIA Director and be actively anti-American as Obama's John Brennan has shown us. In fact, Brennan has shown us one can be a criminal and be the Director. I think today being an anti-American criminal is one of the job requirements.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Heavens no! That would be American chauvinism which is one of the many deadly sins of progressivism.

    Since May 26th, 2020, this term is capitalized.

    BTW, when “George” is entered into the box, Google’s top half-dozen suggestions includes “George Floyd American hip-hop artist”.

  134. @RichardTaylor
    @Reg Cæsar

    Did Chuck Berry rip off your life? He wrote Run Rudolph Run but I'm wondering if it wasn't really Run Reggie Run, based on your life of White Flight?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiadNVhaGwk

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You really miss Mammy’s hot biscuits and Prissy’s hospital corners, don’t you?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

  135. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    Twenty years ago their job was not to find the magic perpetrators who flew magic planes on 9/11.

    Their job was to re-establish the opium pipeline out of Afghanistan.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Thanks: Neoconned
  136. @Kylie
    “Growing up gay in a small Southern town, I always struggled with the idea that I may not be able to discuss my personal life at work. Imagine my surprise when I noticed a rainbow on CIA Director Brennan’s lanyard.”

    I don't know which is worse, wanting to discuss one's private life at work or a CIA Director who wears a lanyard at work. The rainbow just makes it even more nauseating.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    Perhaps “lanyard” is code for something else.

  137. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Kronos

    "Nobody really talks about the Chinese intelligence services."

    The American media and intelligentsia follow the lead of the Chinese media: silence. American political and corporate elites have been doing brisk business with China since the Clintonite 90s. International business networks are usually cover for intelligence activity. The Chinese influence and outright control many American politicos both in DC and, in states like California, local. The Obama/Jarrett/Holder cabal sent out a signal with its idea of a medical DARPA, which means it's moving towards the Chinese bio-surveillance and control model. The Chinese intelligence services are kickin' ass.

    Replies: @Kibernetika

    The Chinese intelligence services are kickin’ ass.

    They really are. If half of the public scrutiny aimed at “Russian interference” were trained on Chinese intelligence efforts in the US, amazing things would be discovered. But I don’t think that many US pols consciously want to emulate the Chinese government’s ways. Some outliers, perhaps. Most are looking for a quick buck.

    China has a great advantage over Russia these days when it comes to what we used to call spying in the US. There are simply so many more Chinese embedded in US institutions than there are Russians, legit or not. Just an anecdotal observation.

    If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig, he’s driving a late-model Mercedes, works for a few months and then disappears, that might raise an eyebrow. But for every character like that there are hundreds of Chinese nationals taking similar positions. Most are legit but who’s really checking? Once a Chinese prof gets a position at a research university, why does he sponsor so many Chinese nationals exclusively to come and work in his lab? It’s a way of laundering credentials.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Kibernetika


    There are simply so many more Chinese embedded in US institutions than there are Russians, legit or not.
     
    Yep, by two or three orders of magnitude.
  138. @Reg Cæsar
    @JMcG


    They always were. The OSS was riddled with commies who signed up after Hitler broke the Non-Aggression pact with Stalin. Scum since the day they were formed.

     

    Pete Seeger and Dalton Trumbo were in the OSS?

    I know Leroy Anderson was, but only because he had a PhD in Nordic languages, and was assigned to read their newspapers. (It's dropping below freezing here the next two nights, so a link to "Sleigh Ride" is tempting.)

    Tom Lehrer was with the NSA before it even existed. His primary contribution there was inventing the Jello shot. Once in a while government largesse actually pays off.

    Replies: @JMcG

    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell, setting fire to a gigantic pile of pine cones. For when Springsteen shows up.

    • LOL: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @JMcG


    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell...

     

    Ives named names, including Seeger's. He was the Elia Kazan, the Whittaker Chambers of folk music. Commies would turn you in in a heartbeat, so those who turned them in deserve some of our sympathy.

    The only time I've ever gotten a prize from one of those toy crane vending machines, it was Burl's Sam the Snowman. I attribute this to Burl being a distant cousin, my closest notable relative, and he must have been watching over me. Not from hell.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @Old Prude
    @JMcG

    Is Woody Guthrie shambling around gathering twigs?

  139. @Bartleby the Scrivner
    @RichardTaylor

    Thomas Sowell said,
    “Behind every major U.S. disaster you will find a Harvard man”.

    Replies: @Jake

    The CIA has been primarily about Yale men.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Jake

    Not, alas, just the see eye ay

    Skulled and boned.

  140. If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig

    Well, I’ve no editors here. But you get the idea.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kibernetika


    If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig


    Well, I’ve no editors here. But you get the idea.
     
    Russian allows double negatives, so they can't complain.
  141. @Corvinus
    @Desiderius

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Mr. Anon, @neutral, @Buffalo Joe

    Name one thing they’ve done to safeguard our borders, you twit.

  142. @Franz
    @gent


    So you’re saying they’ll riot in Portland?
     
    My mistake!

    When I said "Communism" I meant the old time godless Russian variety. They went gently into the good night. At least it wasn't half the mess it could have been.

    The CIA will be different. They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring. So riots and Portland and nukes in Kansas and NYC plunging into darkness are all possible with this bunch. They've been rich and comfortable lots longer than the old Bolsheviks were.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Neoconned

    They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring.

    Thanks for the issue of your imagination. Always an education.

    • Replies: @Franz
    @Art Deco

    OK, so they paved a turnpike and let someone else do it.

    I keep forgetting the number one American sport is called "outsourcing."

    Replies: @Art Deco

  143. @Prof. Woland
    This is pretty clear, the CIA is signaling to gays (trans, maladaptive freaks, eternal minorities, losers) all over the world that they can stab in the back on the majority cultures that the came from and get their revenge on the normal straight people they hate and envy. That includes the USA.

    This, and the other commercial ran recently, are both recruiting advertisements but not in the usual way. The are looking for new Chelsea Mannings, only now they want him / her / they to turn on Republicans and not the military.

    Also, don't think that the recent riling up of blacks does not follow a similar psyops function. The leftist elites need a proxy army and blacks are the most convenient and cheapest one available but they are hard to control. Like the British Empire, only minorities that would go under the wheel if they withdrew their power get to handle weapons. The rest are deemed untrustworthy.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    ” the CIA is signaling to gays (trans, maladaptive freaks, eternal minorities, losers)”

    Seriously, in what way is this a change from their post 1947 recruitment goals?

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @James J O'Meara

    In the past, the CIA could rely more on genuine refugees or ideological dissidents like in the Soviet Union. Our new enemy, the Chinese, is mono-ethnic, mono-racial, and mono-cultural. In many ways they are more like the Nazis were. I am probably reading too much into these commercials but if the CIA is to recruit spies in China, they are going to have to get people that don't fit in and have a chip on their shoulder. And what better way then to recruit the mal-adaptive sexual freaks that are shunned and scorned by the normies. Once again, think Bradley Manning, someone who hates himself, hates his county, and wants to bring it all down.

  144. @Dmon
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Mullins’ father was Rock Hudson’s publicist…

    No kidding? As Rock himself said when diagnosed with AIDS, "Didn't see that one coming".

    Replies: @Art Deco

    His father was a press agent who had a mess of clients. You could also find someone who was Rock Hudson’s accountant, Rock Hudson’s buyer’s broker, Rock Hudson’s seller’s broker, Rock Hudson’s estate planner, &c.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Art Deco


    His father was a press agent who had a mess of clients. You could also find someone who was Rock Hudson’s accountant, Rock Hudson’s buyer’s broker, Rock Hudson’s seller’s broker, Rock Hudson’s estate planner...

     

    Rock Hudson's wife:


    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5gIAAOSwk7hfJ10A/s-l300.jpg


    As far as Rocks go, I prefer St. Rock, to whose name Hudson was no credit. St Rock is honored with a parish overlooking Lisbon. The ground was too soft to support a dome, so they finessed a Commandment and worked a trompe-l'œil cupola onto the flat ceiling.


    https://lp-cms-production.imgix.net/2019-06/fcd17fbeefa44afa818dac0b3e31e488-igreja-museu-sao-roque.jpg
    , @Hibernian
    @Art Deco

    The problem is, we had a CNO who grew up in Hollywood and was allowed to continue on probation at Anapolis after a semester that warranted dismissal, because he was a basketball player.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  145. @Mr. Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Why do we even have a CIA? What’s their purpose?
     
    Safeguarding the American Empire for the people who run it and own it.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco


    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.
     
    There clearly is, you supercillious idiot. You are the worst kind of educated mutton-head; you believe everything you are told to believe by your superiors. Well, you do undoubtedly have a lot of superiors.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Desiderius

  146. @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell, setting fire to a gigantic pile of pine cones. For when Springsteen shows up.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Old Prude

    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell…

    Ives named names, including Seeger’s. He was the Elia Kazan, the Whittaker Chambers of folk music. Commies would turn you in in a heartbeat, so those who turned them in deserve some of our sympathy.

    The only time I’ve ever gotten a prize from one of those toy crane vending machines, it was Burl’s Sam the Snowman. I attribute this to Burl being a distant cousin, my closest notable relative, and he must have been watching over me. Not from hell.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    My apologies Reg, I had never heard that he took the same noble path as Kazan and Chambers. I was actually thinking of Will Geer when I dashed off that reply, but that doesn’t excuse my error. I will make up for it by pointing out his good works from here on in. And thank you for the very temperate correction.

  147. @Kibernetika
    If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig

    Well, I've no editors here. But you get the idea.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig

    Well, I’ve no editors here. But you get the idea.

    Russian allows double negatives, so they can’t complain.

  148. @Art Deco
    @Dmon

    His father was a press agent who had a mess of clients. You could also find someone who was Rock Hudson's accountant, Rock Hudson's buyer's broker, Rock Hudson's seller's broker, Rock Hudson's estate planner, &c.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

    His father was a press agent who had a mess of clients. You could also find someone who was Rock Hudson’s accountant, Rock Hudson’s buyer’s broker, Rock Hudson’s seller’s broker, Rock Hudson’s estate planner…

    Rock Hudson’s wife:

    As far as Rocks go, I prefer St. Rock, to whose name Hudson was no credit. St Rock is honored with a parish overlooking Lisbon. The ground was too soft to support a dome, so they finessed a Commandment and worked a trompe-l’œil cupola onto the flat ceiling.

  149. @Art Deco
    @Franz

    They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring.

    Thanks for the issue of your imagination. Always an education.

    Replies: @Franz

    OK, so they paved a turnpike and let someone else do it.

    I keep forgetting the number one American sport is called “outsourcing.”

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Franz

    OK, so they paved a turnpike and let someone else do it.

    Thanks for talking in riddles. Always entertaining.

  150. @Polistra
    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn't figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters. Just imagine how competent the current crew is. "First in Diversity!" will be the gurgling chant, as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.

    Replies: @BB753, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @paum, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jake, @AnotherDad, @Wilkey, @Rob McX, @SaneClownPosse, @Neoconned

    You know it kinda hit me that the Chinese have a “Cultural Affairs” dept or bureau of some sort that actually works to promote Chinese ideals in foreign lands….i imagine Putin has something similar….

    They say Tiktok is financed by the CPofC…..i actually wonder if all the BM/WF crap on their is a CPofC psyop on impressionable dumb sh-t American teenagers…..along with a lot of the woke crap….

    What if Russian or Chinese money is financing all the antifa sh-t via dark money foundations or weird i direct funding our bumbling game playing spooks arent smart enough to notice…..

    Think about it….gay or not the guy in the video said his clients sit around on the taxpayer dime f–king off playing go or chess or the like…..many of these types clear 6 figures and do goldbrick the rest of the day on social media or at the printer area…..i need 1 of these jobs…..the gas stations and restaurants where i live pay $8 to 11 an hr on the high end….i need me a CIA sinecure…..

    Seriously though what if the Chinese spooks and Cultural Affairs types are behind this….?

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  151. @Franz
    @gent


    So you’re saying they’ll riot in Portland?
     
    My mistake!

    When I said "Communism" I meant the old time godless Russian variety. They went gently into the good night. At least it wasn't half the mess it could have been.

    The CIA will be different. They bumped JFK off for barely threatening them with a restructuring. So riots and Portland and nukes in Kansas and NYC plunging into darkness are all possible with this bunch. They've been rich and comfortable lots longer than the old Bolsheviks were.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Neoconned

    i love how Bernie won the Iowa caucuses but then Buttplug was given the points somehow….and then when Bernie was WEEKS from the nomination and the trouncing of Trump the DNC & the spooks swept in out of nowhere & gave Biden the corpse animation.

    It was noticeable as the “largest political primary comeback for ANY candidate of ANY American poitical party in ALL of American history….”

    The spooks threw the primaries because Bernie mentioned free college, free health care and student loan forgiveness…..which would mean tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in forgiveness of debt and a huge stimulus to the economy…..

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman claimed “Wall Street won’t even open” if Bernie won…..

    And so the corpse and the Silicon Valley Hindu front woman were put in there via coup with even McConnell turning on the orange vulgarian…..

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Neoconned

    This is obvious to me as well, yet our Progressives have either not noticed it or don't care. After all, Puppet President Biden is making all the right Progressive moves.

  152. @Corvinus
    @Desiderius

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Mr. Anon, @neutral, @Buffalo Joe

    to safeguard our borders

    This level of stupidity should not be possible.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @neutral

    Do you think he really believes that?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  153. @Kibernetika
    @SunBakedSuburb

    The Chinese intelligence services are kickin’ ass.

    They really are. If half of the public scrutiny aimed at "Russian interference" were trained on Chinese intelligence efforts in the US, amazing things would be discovered. But I don't think that many US pols consciously want to emulate the Chinese government's ways. Some outliers, perhaps. Most are looking for a quick buck.

    China has a great advantage over Russia these days when it comes to what we used to call spying in the US. There are simply so many more Chinese embedded in US institutions than there are Russians, legit or not. Just an anecdotal observation.

    If a Russian doctoral student shows up for a post-doc gig, he's driving a late-model Mercedes, works for a few months and then disappears, that might raise an eyebrow. But for every character like that there are hundreds of Chinese nationals taking similar positions. Most are legit but who's really checking? Once a Chinese prof gets a position at a research university, why does he sponsor so many Chinese nationals exclusively to come and work in his lab? It's a way of laundering credentials.

    Replies: @Charon

    There are simply so many more Chinese embedded in US institutions than there are Russians, legit or not.

    Yep, by two or three orders of magnitude.

    • Agree: new Stalin, HammerJack
  154. @neutral
    @Corvinus


    to safeguard our borders
     
    This level of stupidity should not be possible.

    Replies: @Charon

    Do you think he really believes that?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Charon


    Do you think he really believes that?
     
    Corvinus believes everything NPR tells him to believe. Just as Art Deco believes everything he's ever read in the New York Times. They are dullards who never question official propaganda.
  155. @JMcG
    @Reg Cæsar

    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell, setting fire to a gigantic pile of pine cones. For when Springsteen shows up.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Old Prude

    Is Woody Guthrie shambling around gathering twigs?

    • LOL: JMcG
  156. @paum
    @Polistra


    Even the CIA of twenty years ago couldn’t figure out some Arab dudes with box cutters.
     
    I mean, come on. If some random Israeli dance troop figured it out, then it is for certain that their partners in the CIA had foreknowledge.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/richard-clarke-911-interview-was-there-a-cia-cover-up

    Richard Clarke accused George Tenet of foreknowledge…..see Clarke’s 2011 Daily Beast interview…..if Tenet knew who else?

    Cheney I’m betting….Dubya lol hell nah…..

  157. @Reg Cæsar
    @JMcG


    I sometimes like to imagine Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, in hell...

     

    Ives named names, including Seeger's. He was the Elia Kazan, the Whittaker Chambers of folk music. Commies would turn you in in a heartbeat, so those who turned them in deserve some of our sympathy.

    The only time I've ever gotten a prize from one of those toy crane vending machines, it was Burl's Sam the Snowman. I attribute this to Burl being a distant cousin, my closest notable relative, and he must have been watching over me. Not from hell.

    Replies: @JMcG

    My apologies Reg, I had never heard that he took the same noble path as Kazan and Chambers. I was actually thinking of Will Geer when I dashed off that reply, but that doesn’t excuse my error. I will make up for it by pointing out his good works from here on in. And thank you for the very temperate correction.

  158. @Reg Cæsar
    @RichardTaylor

    You really miss Mammy's hot biscuits and Prissy's hospital corners, don't you?

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • LOL: vinteuil
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian


    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

     

    Sorry. I'm trying to, but Taylor/Corvinus is just too tempting a target. Same with Tiny, but he's in on the game.

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian

    One more point: There are thousands of varieties of rubber ducks on the market. But crow decoys are like Model Ts-- you can have them in any color you want, as long as it's black.

    On the plus side, they are reassuringly dead:



    https://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PDT/BIG/011/B1176614011.jpg

    Replies: @SafeNow

  159. @Art Deco
    @Dmon

    His father was a press agent who had a mess of clients. You could also find someone who was Rock Hudson's accountant, Rock Hudson's buyer's broker, Rock Hudson's seller's broker, Rock Hudson's estate planner, &c.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

    The problem is, we had a CNO who grew up in Hollywood and was allowed to continue on probation at Anapolis after a semester that warranted dismissal, because he was a basketball player.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    http://scoopdeck.navytimes.com/2011/06/15/early-stumbles-didnt-sink-admirals-career/

    I think you're referring to this. And, no, it doesn't say he merited dismissal.


    I haven't a clue as to why you fancy his father's occupation is at all relevant.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  160. @Neoconned
    @Franz

    i love how Bernie won the Iowa caucuses but then Buttplug was given the points somehow....and then when Bernie was WEEKS from the nomination and the trouncing of Trump the DNC & the spooks swept in out of nowhere & gave Biden the corpse animation.

    It was noticeable as the "largest political primary comeback for ANY candidate of ANY American poitical party in ALL of American history...."

    The spooks threw the primaries because Bernie mentioned free college, free health care and student loan forgiveness.....which would mean tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in forgiveness of debt and a huge stimulus to the economy.....

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman claimed "Wall Street won't even open" if Bernie won.....

    And so the corpse and the Silicon Valley Hindu front woman were put in there via coup with even McConnell turning on the orange vulgarian.....

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    This is obvious to me as well, yet our Progressives have either not noticed it or don’t care. After all, Puppet President Biden is making all the right Progressive moves.

  161. @Franz
    @Art Deco

    OK, so they paved a turnpike and let someone else do it.

    I keep forgetting the number one American sport is called "outsourcing."

    Replies: @Art Deco

    OK, so they paved a turnpike and let someone else do it.

    Thanks for talking in riddles. Always entertaining.

  162. @Charon
    @neutral

    Do you think he really believes that?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Do you think he really believes that?

    Corvinus believes everything NPR tells him to believe. Just as Art Deco believes everything he’s ever read in the New York Times. They are dullards who never question official propaganda.

  163. @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.

    There clearly is, you supercillious idiot. You are the worst kind of educated mutton-head; you believe everything you are told to believe by your superiors. Well, you do undoubtedly have a lot of superiors.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    It's a fiction, Mr. Anon. No amount of bluster from you turns fictions into realities.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @Desiderius
    @Mr. Anon

    No, he's just congenitally literal-minded - a quality in disastrously short supply among our would-be ἄριστοι - so he can be forgiven for missing a forest or two as long as he does such an outstanding job describing the trees.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  164. @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

    Sorry. I’m trying to, but Taylor/Corvinus is just too tempting a target. Same with Tiny, but he’s in on the game.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Reg Cæsar

    I like to think I have a nose for shill accounts around here. For example, I was the first one to call out TWBT.

    However the thought that Richard Taylor is also Corvinus has never crossed my mind. Care to elaborate?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  165. @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    One more point: There are thousands of varieties of rubber ducks on the market. But crow decoys are like Model Ts– you can have them in any color you want, as long as it’s black.

    On the plus side, they are reassuringly dead:

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @Reg Cæsar

    Regarding upside-down-hanging fake crows: If crows are mobbing at a house, one solution is to hang a crow decoy upside down. The mob of crows goes away, thinking “OMG, look what happened to my colleague! The guy who lives here must be nasty.” It worked at my house. I have left the crow in the front courtyard where it would be visible to potential home invaders. My thought is that they might be thinking like crows. (A flock of crows is properly called a mob, or a murder of crows.)

    Replies: @Old Prude

  166. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Polistra


    ....as the ex-USA drowns in its total ineptitude.
     
    At this rate we can plan on the Pacific Fleet being sunk in the first 30 minutes of any major conflict with China.

    Vox Day has bonus coverage of the empty diversity hire picked to run the Department of Energy:

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/05/better-learn-to-plumb.html

    We can all stop wondering if our nukes will still go,"BOOM," when the ex-USA tries to deny China the Taiwan fans or attempts to invade the Donbass.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    I’ve heard whiskey & others here openly question if our nukes work….you think they do?

    • Replies: @TWS
    @Neoconned

    Most do. Or at least did. My knowledge is a couple of decades out of date.

  167. @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian

    One more point: There are thousands of varieties of rubber ducks on the market. But crow decoys are like Model Ts-- you can have them in any color you want, as long as it's black.

    On the plus side, they are reassuringly dead:



    https://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PDT/BIG/011/B1176614011.jpg

    Replies: @SafeNow

    Regarding upside-down-hanging fake crows: If crows are mobbing at a house, one solution is to hang a crow decoy upside down. The mob of crows goes away, thinking “OMG, look what happened to my colleague! The guy who lives here must be nasty.” It worked at my house. I have left the crow in the front courtyard where it would be visible to potential home invaders. My thought is that they might be thinking like crows. (A flock of crows is properly called a mob, or a murder of crows.)

    • Thanks: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @SafeNow

    Works even better if the crow is hung with a noose? Of course then one would have FBI agents mobbing around one's house.

  168. @Reg Cæsar
    @Hibernian


    Could one of you two just ignore the other?

     

    Sorry. I'm trying to, but Taylor/Corvinus is just too tempting a target. Same with Tiny, but he's in on the game.

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    I like to think I have a nose for shill accounts around here. For example, I was the first one to call out TWBT.

    However the thought that Richard Taylor is also Corvinus has never crossed my mind. Care to elaborate?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @BenKenobi


    However the thought that Richard Taylor is also Corvinus has never crossed my mind. Care to elaborate?
     
    I should have caught this last year when he denied working in tandem with Mr Taylor:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/lebron-wants-to-call-off-nba-season-to-mourn-jacob-blake/#comment-4127272

    The "Mr" is an effort to extend to him the courtesy Southerners themselves are noted for. That it was never returned, combined with Mr T's disrespect for those of faith, gives off an odor.

  169. @Corvinus
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “If we disbanded the CIA tomorrow, what would happen?“

    Our national security would be in further peril.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @Dumbo

    OK, I guess finally Corvinus has been outed as a CIA employee. LOL.

    What would happen? Just a lot of people would lose their cushy jobs, but not much more than that. But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Dumbo

    But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    A useless agency would be preferable to one that is actively evil. Unfortunately, much of government is not content to be merely useless.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    , @Corvinus
    @Dumbo

    Stopping terrorist attacks and cyber crimes, along with gathering intel, is not a cushy job. That’s OK, as we have our eyes on you.

    Replies: @Old Prude

  170. @Neoconned
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    I've heard whiskey & others here openly question if our nukes work....you think they do?

    Replies: @TWS

    Most do. Or at least did. My knowledge is a couple of decades out of date.

  171. Given that so many of our institutions come from the poofter Anglo traditions, we should be surprised that the CIA has a few Cambridge Fives there?

  172. @Hibernian
    @Art Deco

    The problem is, we had a CNO who grew up in Hollywood and was allowed to continue on probation at Anapolis after a semester that warranted dismissal, because he was a basketball player.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    http://scoopdeck.navytimes.com/2011/06/15/early-stumbles-didnt-sink-admirals-career/

    I think you’re referring to this. And, no, it doesn’t say he merited dismissal.

    I haven’t a clue as to why you fancy his father’s occupation is at all relevant.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Art Deco


    And, no, it doesn’t say he merited dismissal.
     
    This generally laudatory article, which does speak of his demerits in senior year and a ship handling mishap during his career, leaves out his dismal academic performance in his freshman year. He did merit dismissal, and we'd all be better off if he had been dismissed.

    I haven’t a clue as to why you fancy his father’s occupation is at all relevant.
     
    You're lumping me in with another poster. I'm saying the community he grew up in is relevant. (No, press agents to the stars don't necessarily live in Hollywood, but Mr. and Mrs. Mullen did, and raised their future CNO son there.)

    A Village People Navy is not what we need to defend ourselves against China and other threats.

    Replies: @Charon, @Art Deco

  173. @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco


    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.
     
    There clearly is, you supercillious idiot. You are the worst kind of educated mutton-head; you believe everything you are told to believe by your superiors. Well, you do undoubtedly have a lot of superiors.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Desiderius

    It’s a fiction, Mr. Anon. No amount of bluster from you turns fictions into realities.

    • Disagree: Desiderius
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco


    It’s a fiction, Mr. Anon. No amount of bluster from you turns fictions into realities.
     
    It is a reality, you insufferable stupid idiot. And no amount of bluster from you turns it into fiction.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  174. @Jake
    @Bartleby the Scrivner

    The CIA has been primarily about Yale men.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Not, alas, just the see eye ay

    Skulled and boned.

  175. Musil elaborates on the paradoxes of the Kakanian way of life: “By its constitution it was liberal, but the system of government was clerical. The system of government was clerical, but the general attitude to life was liberal. Before the law all citizens were equal, but not everyone, of course, was a citizen. There was a parliament, but it used freedom in such an excessive way that it was kept almost always closed.” (Musil: The Man without Qualities, Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction, Chapter 8 – Kakanien).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Without_Qualities

  176. @Corvinus
    @Desiderius

    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.

    Replies: @Clyde, @Mr. Anon, @neutral, @Buffalo Joe

    Corni, we actually only have two borders. The one with Canada is closed due to Covid. The one with Mexico is open to all and any who wish to enter.

  177. @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco


    There is no empire for anyone to own or run.
     
    There clearly is, you supercillious idiot. You are the worst kind of educated mutton-head; you believe everything you are told to believe by your superiors. Well, you do undoubtedly have a lot of superiors.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Desiderius

    No, he’s just congenitally literal-minded – a quality in disastrously short supply among our would-be ἄριστοι – so he can be forgiven for missing a forest or two as long as he does such an outstanding job describing the trees.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    There is no forest.

    There are no figurative empires.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  178. @Clyde
    @Corvinus


    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.
     
    Hahhahhahahahha..... The CIA doesn't give a shit about our borders. Same as nearly everybody else in Washingtoon DC. Anyhow their (CIA) mandate by law is to operate only outside the USA. This mandate seems to have been loosely followed since Trump got into office and even before.

    It Is Illegal For The CIA To Operate Domestically? ...
    Dec 14, 2016 · Legally, the CIA operates only outside the United States--they are, by law, forbidden from conducting domestic investigations. The CIA never operates inside US. That part of the work is handled
     

    According to its own website, the CIA are prohibited from conduct spying operations on US soil:
    “By law, the CIA is specifically prohibited from collecting foreign intelligence concerning the domestic activities of US citizens. Its mission is to collect information related to foreign intelligence and foreign counterintelligence. By direction of the president in Executive Order 12333 of 1981 and in accordance with procedures approved by the Attorney General, the CIA is restricted in the collection of intelligence information directed against US citizens…”
    If asked, the director would likely tell us that it’s now completely necessary to operate in the US – because of the “terrorist threat”.
    Whatever you believe, the recent hack and subsequent document dump by Wikileaks this week has confirmed what many of us already suspected for decades…
    https://perspectives.com/it-is-illegal-for-the-cia-to-operate-domestically-t23089.html
     

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Neoconned

    Actually, the CIA is concerned about our borders, as it operates “outside” of them to minimize what comes inside of them.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Corvinus

    https://media.giphy.com/media/VrSZDlpRaHYje/giphy.gif

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus

    You are a credulous fool.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Corvinus

    Those scare quotes on "outside" are most revealing.

  179. @Desiderius
    @Mr. Anon

    No, he's just congenitally literal-minded - a quality in disastrously short supply among our would-be ἄριστοι - so he can be forgiven for missing a forest or two as long as he does such an outstanding job describing the trees.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    There is no forest.

    There are no figurative empires.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Art Deco

    As someone who's spent the better part of the past year hiking with three-year-olds - at times on poorly chosen trails - take it from me that there is nothing figurative about a forest.

    Don't get lost.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Art Deco

  180. @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    There is no forest.

    There are no figurative empires.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    As someone who’s spent the better part of the past year hiking with three-year-olds – at times on poorly chosen trails – take it from me that there is nothing figurative about a forest.

    Don’t get lost.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Desiderius

    There's no point arguing with Art Deco. He's a nobody librarian at some university library somewhere who has too much time on his hands. He's the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    There is still no empire.

  181. @Corvinus
    @Clyde

    Actually, the CIA is concerned about our borders, as it operates "outside" of them to minimize what comes inside of them.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

  182. • Replies: @notbe
    @Desiderius

    magnus hirschfeld actually transplanted an uterus into his victim, of course, the victims body rejected it and he died- succesfull advanced organ transplants only occurred in the eighties magnus hirschfeld didnt even test out the procedure on rabbits, otherwise he would have know what he was trying to do was impossible with the techniques of his day magnus hirschfeld lbgq hero was a medical quack and a murderer

    Replies: @peterike

  183. @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    http://scoopdeck.navytimes.com/2011/06/15/early-stumbles-didnt-sink-admirals-career/

    I think you're referring to this. And, no, it doesn't say he merited dismissal.


    I haven't a clue as to why you fancy his father's occupation is at all relevant.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    And, no, it doesn’t say he merited dismissal.

    This generally laudatory article, which does speak of his demerits in senior year and a ship handling mishap during his career, leaves out his dismal academic performance in his freshman year. He did merit dismissal, and we’d all be better off if he had been dismissed.

    I haven’t a clue as to why you fancy his father’s occupation is at all relevant.

    You’re lumping me in with another poster. I’m saying the community he grew up in is relevant. (No, press agents to the stars don’t necessarily live in Hollywood, but Mr. and Mrs. Mullen did, and raised their future CNO son there.)

    A Village People Navy is not what we need to defend ourselves against China and other threats.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Hibernian

    A Village People Navy is not what we need to defend ourselves against China and other threats.
     

    Quite agree, but a Village People Navy is increasingly what we have and worse--increasingly what we deserve.

    Someone else here said recently that the Chinese would sink our Pacific Fleet in the first 30 minutes of a real conflict. That may be only a slight exaggeration.

    Personally I'm just debating with myself whether or not I want to be around to see it.

    , @Art Deco
    @Hibernian

    He did merit dismissal, and we’d all be better off if he had been dismissed.

    It wasn't an article, it was an interview. And he doesn't merit dismissal just because you fancy he does. I have no clue why you consider yourself competent to assess a 40+ year career.



    I’m saying the community he grew up in is relevant.

    He grew up in a section of greater Los Angeles. The western half of North America tends to have higher divorce rates than the rest of the continent. Otherwise, I'm not seeing your point. There are a mess of decadent people employed by Hollywood studios. I'm not seeing how you would assume he was corrupted by the off-screen life of his father's clients. If I follow your logic, anyone whose father practiced criminal defense law should be debarred from promotion in the military. That doesn't make any sense.

  184. @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    It's a fiction, Mr. Anon. No amount of bluster from you turns fictions into realities.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    It’s a fiction, Mr. Anon. No amount of bluster from you turns fictions into realities.

    It is a reality, you insufferable stupid idiot. And no amount of bluster from you turns it into fiction.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    No, it is a fiction. And you demonstrated that in our last discussion on the topic by whinging about trivia (American Samoa, &c). Trivia is what you've got.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  185. @Clyde
    @Corvinus


    The fact of the matter is that the CIA is not as incompetent as you and others think when planning offensive and defensive maneuvers to safeguard our borders.
     
    Hahhahhahahahha..... The CIA doesn't give a shit about our borders. Same as nearly everybody else in Washingtoon DC. Anyhow their (CIA) mandate by law is to operate only outside the USA. This mandate seems to have been loosely followed since Trump got into office and even before.

    It Is Illegal For The CIA To Operate Domestically? ...
    Dec 14, 2016 · Legally, the CIA operates only outside the United States--they are, by law, forbidden from conducting domestic investigations. The CIA never operates inside US. That part of the work is handled
     

    According to its own website, the CIA are prohibited from conduct spying operations on US soil:
    “By law, the CIA is specifically prohibited from collecting foreign intelligence concerning the domestic activities of US citizens. Its mission is to collect information related to foreign intelligence and foreign counterintelligence. By direction of the president in Executive Order 12333 of 1981 and in accordance with procedures approved by the Attorney General, the CIA is restricted in the collection of intelligence information directed against US citizens…”
    If asked, the director would likely tell us that it’s now completely necessary to operate in the US – because of the “terrorist threat”.
    Whatever you believe, the recent hack and subsequent document dump by Wikileaks this week has confirmed what many of us already suspected for decades…
    https://perspectives.com/it-is-illegal-for-the-cia-to-operate-domestically-t23089.html
     

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Neoconned

    Have you seen Jesse Venturas video where he claims a domestic oriented CIA committee interrogated him when he won the governorship of Minnesota?

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Neoconned


    Have you seen Jesse Venturas video where he claims a domestic oriented CIA committee interrogated him when he won the governorship of Minnesota?
     
    No. I will try and find it. Last time Jesse Ventura was good in was "Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He should have stayed in Hollywood and made an Action Jackson movie with Carl Weathers.

    Let’s Talk About How Awesome Jesse Ventura was in Predator
    https://www.tvovermind.com/lets-talk-about-how-awesome-jesse-ventura-was-in-predator/
     

    Replies: @Neoconned

  186. @SafeNow
    @Reg Cæsar

    Regarding upside-down-hanging fake crows: If crows are mobbing at a house, one solution is to hang a crow decoy upside down. The mob of crows goes away, thinking “OMG, look what happened to my colleague! The guy who lives here must be nasty.” It worked at my house. I have left the crow in the front courtyard where it would be visible to potential home invaders. My thought is that they might be thinking like crows. (A flock of crows is properly called a mob, or a murder of crows.)

    Replies: @Old Prude

    Works even better if the crow is hung with a noose? Of course then one would have FBI agents mobbing around one’s house.

  187. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/plzbepatient/status/1391767942975483908?s=20

    Replies: @notbe

    magnus hirschfeld actually transplanted an uterus into his victim, of course, the victims body rejected it and he died- succesfull advanced organ transplants only occurred in the eighties magnus hirschfeld didnt even test out the procedure on rabbits, otherwise he would have know what he was trying to do was impossible with the techniques of his day magnus hirschfeld lbgq hero was a medical quack and a murderer

    • Replies: @peterike
    @notbe


    magnus hirschfeld lbgq hero was a medical quack and a murderer

     

    Yet another of the thousands of examples of Jewish depravity and decadence in Weimar Germany.

    And then Hitler appeared out of nowhere!!
  188. @Desiderius
    @Art Deco

    As someone who's spent the better part of the past year hiking with three-year-olds - at times on poorly chosen trails - take it from me that there is nothing figurative about a forest.

    Don't get lost.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Art Deco

    There’s no point arguing with Art Deco. He’s a nobody librarian at some university library somewhere who has too much time on his hands. He’s the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Mr. Anon

    I’m not arguing.

    He’s added more value here than anyone but the host.

  189. @Corvinus
    @Clyde

    Actually, the CIA is concerned about our borders, as it operates "outside" of them to minimize what comes inside of them.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    You are a credulous fool.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Mr. Anon

    He’d have a better life if he were. Then again his line of work is reasonably lucrative with great benefits.

  190. @Neoconned
    @Clyde

    Have you seen Jesse Venturas video where he claims a domestic oriented CIA committee interrogated him when he won the governorship of Minnesota?

    Replies: @Clyde

    Have you seen Jesse Venturas video where he claims a domestic oriented CIA committee interrogated him when he won the governorship of Minnesota?

    No. I will try and find it. Last time Jesse Ventura was good in was “Predator” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He should have stayed in Hollywood and made an Action Jackson movie with Carl Weathers.

    Let’s Talk About How Awesome Jesse Ventura was in Predator
    https://www.tvovermind.com/lets-talk-about-how-awesome-jesse-ventura-was-in-predator/

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @Clyde

    I had to deep search for it.....youtube deleted the old video of it:

    https://youtu.be/VsDvLtpi8W8

    https://youtu.be/eI53Wr1JBcQ

    Ventura is a blowhard and exaggerator so he may be lying here......but for some reason i believe him.....

  191. @Hibernian
    @Art Deco


    And, no, it doesn’t say he merited dismissal.
     
    This generally laudatory article, which does speak of his demerits in senior year and a ship handling mishap during his career, leaves out his dismal academic performance in his freshman year. He did merit dismissal, and we'd all be better off if he had been dismissed.

    I haven’t a clue as to why you fancy his father’s occupation is at all relevant.
     
    You're lumping me in with another poster. I'm saying the community he grew up in is relevant. (No, press agents to the stars don't necessarily live in Hollywood, but Mr. and Mrs. Mullen did, and raised their future CNO son there.)

    A Village People Navy is not what we need to defend ourselves against China and other threats.

    Replies: @Charon, @Art Deco

    A Village People Navy is not what we need to defend ourselves against China and other threats.

    Quite agree, but a Village People Navy is increasingly what we have and worse–increasingly what we deserve.

    Someone else here said recently that the Chinese would sink our Pacific Fleet in the first 30 minutes of a real conflict. That may be only a slight exaggeration.

    Personally I’m just debating with myself whether or not I want to be around to see it.

    • Thanks: BenKenobi
  192. @Mr. Anon
    @Desiderius

    There's no point arguing with Art Deco. He's a nobody librarian at some university library somewhere who has too much time on his hands. He's the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    I’m not arguing.

    He’s added more value here than anyone but the host.

  193. @notbe
    @Desiderius

    magnus hirschfeld actually transplanted an uterus into his victim, of course, the victims body rejected it and he died- succesfull advanced organ transplants only occurred in the eighties magnus hirschfeld didnt even test out the procedure on rabbits, otherwise he would have know what he was trying to do was impossible with the techniques of his day magnus hirschfeld lbgq hero was a medical quack and a murderer

    Replies: @peterike

    magnus hirschfeld lbgq hero was a medical quack and a murderer

    Yet another of the thousands of examples of Jewish depravity and decadence in Weimar Germany.

    And then Hitler appeared out of nowhere!!

  194. @Corvinus
    @Clyde

    Actually, the CIA is concerned about our borders, as it operates "outside" of them to minimize what comes inside of them.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    Those scare quotes on “outside” are most revealing.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  195. @BenKenobi
    @Reg Cæsar

    I like to think I have a nose for shill accounts around here. For example, I was the first one to call out TWBT.

    However the thought that Richard Taylor is also Corvinus has never crossed my mind. Care to elaborate?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    However the thought that Richard Taylor is also Corvinus has never crossed my mind. Care to elaborate?

    I should have caught this last year when he denied working in tandem with Mr Taylor:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/lebron-wants-to-call-off-nba-season-to-mourn-jacob-blake/#comment-4127272

    The “Mr” is an effort to extend to him the courtesy Southerners themselves are noted for. That it was never returned, combined with Mr T’s disrespect for those of faith, gives off an odor.

  196. @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus

    You are a credulous fool.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    He’d have a better life if he were. Then again his line of work is reasonably lucrative with great benefits.

  197. Yeah, Mike, we know.

    Turns out there is one country Pence will defend without having to run off to ask Mike Luttig for permission first. Hard to find good help like that nowadays.

  198. @Dumbo
    @Corvinus

    OK, I guess finally Corvinus has been outed as a CIA employee. LOL.

    What would happen? Just a lot of people would lose their cushy jobs, but not much more than that. But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Corvinus

    But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    A useless agency would be preferable to one that is actively evil. Unfortunately, much of government is not content to be merely useless.

    • Agree: Desiderius, Clyde, TWS
    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Harry Baldwin


    Unfortunately, much of government is not content to be merely useless.

     

    That is well-stated.
  199. @Desiderius
    @Art Deco

    As someone who's spent the better part of the past year hiking with three-year-olds - at times on poorly chosen trails - take it from me that there is nothing figurative about a forest.

    Don't get lost.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Art Deco

    There is still no empire.

  200. @Hibernian
    @Art Deco


    And, no, it doesn’t say he merited dismissal.
     
    This generally laudatory article, which does speak of his demerits in senior year and a ship handling mishap during his career, leaves out his dismal academic performance in his freshman year. He did merit dismissal, and we'd all be better off if he had been dismissed.

    I haven’t a clue as to why you fancy his father’s occupation is at all relevant.
     
    You're lumping me in with another poster. I'm saying the community he grew up in is relevant. (No, press agents to the stars don't necessarily live in Hollywood, but Mr. and Mrs. Mullen did, and raised their future CNO son there.)

    A Village People Navy is not what we need to defend ourselves against China and other threats.

    Replies: @Charon, @Art Deco

    He did merit dismissal, and we’d all be better off if he had been dismissed.

    It wasn’t an article, it was an interview. And he doesn’t merit dismissal just because you fancy he does. I have no clue why you consider yourself competent to assess a 40+ year career.

    I’m saying the community he grew up in is relevant.

    He grew up in a section of greater Los Angeles. The western half of North America tends to have higher divorce rates than the rest of the continent. Otherwise, I’m not seeing your point. There are a mess of decadent people employed by Hollywood studios. I’m not seeing how you would assume he was corrupted by the off-screen life of his father’s clients. If I follow your logic, anyone whose father practiced criminal defense law should be debarred from promotion in the military. That doesn’t make any sense.

  201. @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco


    It’s a fiction, Mr. Anon. No amount of bluster from you turns fictions into realities.
     
    It is a reality, you insufferable stupid idiot. And no amount of bluster from you turns it into fiction.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    No, it is a fiction. And you demonstrated that in our last discussion on the topic by whinging about trivia (American Samoa, &c). Trivia is what you’ve got.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco

    Samoa. Sure. Never mind the military garrisons spread across the World.

    You're an idiot.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  202. @James J O'Meara
    @Prof. Woland

    " the CIA is signaling to gays (trans, maladaptive freaks, eternal minorities, losers)"

    Seriously, in what way is this a change from their post 1947 recruitment goals?

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    In the past, the CIA could rely more on genuine refugees or ideological dissidents like in the Soviet Union. Our new enemy, the Chinese, is mono-ethnic, mono-racial, and mono-cultural. In many ways they are more like the Nazis were. I am probably reading too much into these commercials but if the CIA is to recruit spies in China, they are going to have to get people that don’t fit in and have a chip on their shoulder. And what better way then to recruit the mal-adaptive sexual freaks that are shunned and scorned by the normies. Once again, think Bradley Manning, someone who hates himself, hates his county, and wants to bring it all down.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  203. @Dumbo
    @Corvinus

    OK, I guess finally Corvinus has been outed as a CIA employee. LOL.

    What would happen? Just a lot of people would lose their cushy jobs, but not much more than that. But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Corvinus

    Stopping terrorist attacks and cyber crimes, along with gathering intel, is not a cushy job. That’s OK, as we have our eyes on you.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Corvinus

    Jeezus, Corvinus...give it a rest. Even if you're not completely mad, you're pushing and pulling your hobby horse like a manic. It makes you look insane...

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  204. @Corvinus
    @Dumbo

    Stopping terrorist attacks and cyber crimes, along with gathering intel, is not a cushy job. That’s OK, as we have our eyes on you.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    Jeezus, Corvinus…give it a rest. Even if you’re not completely mad, you’re pushing and pulling your hobby horse like a manic. It makes you look insane…

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Old Prude


    Jeezus, Corvinus…give it a rest. Even if you’re not completely mad, you’re pushing and pulling your hobby horse like a manic. It makes you look insane…
     
    Corvinus isn't insane. Just stupid.
  205. @anonymous
    You're thinking of Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair in Waiting For Guffman not the character he played in Best In Show.

    Replies: @Richard B

    The CIA could use this as a response to critics of their Diversity video.

  206. @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    No, it is a fiction. And you demonstrated that in our last discussion on the topic by whinging about trivia (American Samoa, &c). Trivia is what you've got.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Samoa. Sure. Never mind the military garrisons spread across the World.

    You’re an idiot.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    Never mind the military garrisons spread across the World.

    About 13% of our troops are stationed abroad, the vast majority in about 4 countries. If the total manpower was arrayed as an occupying force, it might be sufficient to subdue the Philippine island of Luzon.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  207. @Harry Baldwin
    @Dumbo

    But then, they would probably create another even more useless agency to take its place.

    A useless agency would be preferable to one that is actively evil. Unfortunately, much of government is not content to be merely useless.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Unfortunately, much of government is not content to be merely useless.

    That is well-stated.

  208. @Not Raul
    Speaking of videos that should be funnier, #SNL got in a Biden joke at the end of this.

    https://youtu.be/qaKZi6p6sxg

    Replies: @Mr. Grey

    Always trust SNL to punch down on working class whites.

  209. @Clyde
    @Neoconned


    Have you seen Jesse Venturas video where he claims a domestic oriented CIA committee interrogated him when he won the governorship of Minnesota?
     
    No. I will try and find it. Last time Jesse Ventura was good in was "Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He should have stayed in Hollywood and made an Action Jackson movie with Carl Weathers.

    Let’s Talk About How Awesome Jesse Ventura was in Predator
    https://www.tvovermind.com/lets-talk-about-how-awesome-jesse-ventura-was-in-predator/
     

    Replies: @Neoconned

    I had to deep search for it…..youtube deleted the old video of it:

    Ventura is a blowhard and exaggerator so he may be lying here……but for some reason i believe him…..

  210. @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco

    Samoa. Sure. Never mind the military garrisons spread across the World.

    You're an idiot.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Never mind the military garrisons spread across the World.

    About 13% of our troops are stationed abroad, the vast majority in about 4 countries. If the total manpower was arrayed as an occupying force, it might be sufficient to subdue the Philippine island of Luzon.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco

    You are a stupid ninny. Moreover, everyone knows you to be a stupid ninny.

    But apparently you have the puppy-dog devotion of "Johann Ricke". Console yourself with that honor, however dubious it may be.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  211. @James J O'Meara
    @Wilkey

    Let's not forget the implosion of Soviet Union, and earlier, misjudging the Sino/Soviet split; both "couldn't happen".

    Also, JJ Angleton's quixotic quest for moles everywhere except where they actually were. (Angleton, in addition, was himself a Mossad mole; they gave him a state funeral in Israel).

    Replies: @Neoconned

    I always found it interesting jist how few people saw the dissolution of the Soviets coming…..most “Sovietologists” figured it had a century or more left…..

  212. @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    Never mind the military garrisons spread across the World.

    About 13% of our troops are stationed abroad, the vast majority in about 4 countries. If the total manpower was arrayed as an occupying force, it might be sufficient to subdue the Philippine island of Luzon.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    You are a stupid ninny. Moreover, everyone knows you to be a stupid ninny.

    But apparently you have the puppy-dog devotion of “Johann Ricke”. Console yourself with that honor, however dubious it may be.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    I'm a ninny who can do basic arithmetic. Since you haven't mastered basic arithmetic, that bothers you.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  213. @Old Prude
    @Corvinus

    Jeezus, Corvinus...give it a rest. Even if you're not completely mad, you're pushing and pulling your hobby horse like a manic. It makes you look insane...

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Jeezus, Corvinus…give it a rest. Even if you’re not completely mad, you’re pushing and pulling your hobby horse like a manic. It makes you look insane…

    Corvinus isn’t insane. Just stupid.

  214. @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco

    You are a stupid ninny. Moreover, everyone knows you to be a stupid ninny.

    But apparently you have the puppy-dog devotion of "Johann Ricke". Console yourself with that honor, however dubious it may be.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I’m a ninny who can do basic arithmetic. Since you haven’t mastered basic arithmetic, that bothers you.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Art Deco

    I’ll wager I’m a Hell of lot more skillful in math than you are……….librarian.

  215. @Art Deco
    @Mr. Anon

    I'm a ninny who can do basic arithmetic. Since you haven't mastered basic arithmetic, that bothers you.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I’ll wager I’m a Hell of lot more skillful in math than you are……….librarian.

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