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Woo the FBI are in town.

Are these the cool FBI psychologists who look like they walked out of a fashion catalogue, or are they the likely corrupt Italian-American FBI agents who looked like they walked out of a back-alley boxing club and are likely combatting alcoholism, a record of violence against suspects and are probably secretly feeding intelligence to the enemy because the cool CIA agents are the designated heroes?

Wait, my bad.  It was Josh Marshall at TPM who said it

Incidentally, re: my earlier comments on Russia, Politico ran a story today that, since Trump is now the last nominee left standing, he and his staff will start getting intelligence briefs.  One problem: Trump's campaign has several people in it with extremely close links to Russia and have worked for Russian oligarchs before now. 

True, but Obama was also never alleged to be a member of HIMEOBS.

I wonder if there may be some deep state fuckery directed Trump's way...when the CIA and Pentagon have already come out and called you insane and made it clear they will refuse illegal orders, then the whole "ruining American relations with China" (who isn't actively trying to dick America or NATO over) and make nice with Russia (who is), at a time when US military presence in Eastern Europe is so dangerously low Russia could probably steamroll everything east of the Vistula without breaking a sweat and it would take at least 12 months to just mobilize the forces to retake those territories...and when Russian-financed far-right parties are gaining ground in western Europe...

I mean, I'm not the only one who's seeing all this, right?  Someone on the NSC must be able to put this together without someone having to put together an infographic and slide show.

At this rate, Muslims may double their population by 2050, becoming a whole 2% of the US population.

Prepare to live under Shakira Law, dhimmi.

Ted Cruz just dropped out of the race

Looks like its Trump versus Hillary in the general

Thanks, and glad to hear things are going better for you.  I hear you on the body that I'm done with all my studies, I'm going to concentrate on dropping (even more) weight, then look for work elsewhere.  Working nights, along with the stress of this place, along with the stress of my degree, was a hell of a lot to handle.  Now the most important thing is resolved, and I can take care of the other two much more easily.

Yeah, now I can chill for 2 days before going back to work.

And then, I can actually look for other work.

Huh, that kinda sucks.  I fortunately didn't run into that problem.

Also, just officially submitted it.  6 days early too.  Should hear back in 3 weeks or so.

Oh god, I may be in love with Libre Office.

When cutting and pasting from my first draft dissertation (I'm rearranging the paragraphs for better continuity) it automatically transfers and corrects the citations with no work on my part.

Word probably does this too, but for the amount of money Word costs, I would expect nothing less.  Libre Office, on the other hand, is completely free.

I read a thing about Interface, Inc. a while back.  Back in '96, they started moving away from petroleum based new products, and started going with recycling, making their carpet systems modular, and a whole lot of other shit I don't remember so well.  Their profits went through the roof, since they recycled all the carpeting they recovered when they installed by turning it all into some other product they sell, but I forget by how much.  The initial investment WAS a large one, though.

And that can sometimes be a really hard sell to the board and investors who are often looking for quick returns.

I mean, the company I work for right now practically runs on "quarterly profits uber alles" model...and it is running them into the ground.  I've made several proposals which would involve significant up front costs but would pay for themselves over time in addition to other benefits...all of which have been turned down.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 02, 2016, 07:12:35 pm »
Bitcoin enthusiasts don't believe him  :lulz:

This is what happens when you cater a product to pathological conspiracy theorists

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Just FYI....
« on: May 02, 2016, 08:56:18 am »
In the early 1950s, the CIA parachuted former Nazi operatives into Soviet occupied eastern Europe to build resistance movements against Communism.

However, the predecessors to the CIA had recruited Nazi operatives who were already recruited by a Cold War Superpower - namely the Soviet Union.  As such, operations behind the Iron Curtain had a 99% death rate during this period.  Even worse - the records of these Nazi recruits had been purposefully obsfucated, meaning not only did category A war criminals end up escaping justice, the US Justice Department could not even seize the assets they acquired through systematic looting in WWII.  Naturally, the Nazis sympathisers sent to their deaths were the ones who could have testified against them in a court of law.

But that's unfortunately not 140 letters.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Just FYI....
« on: May 02, 2016, 08:42:04 am »
That's what everyone else on the internet said.

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been criticised online for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as if it were happening today.

It has shared details of the mission that led to America's most-wanted man being found five years ago in Pakistan.

But reaction has been largely negative, with one Twitter user calling the move "grotesque and embarrassing".

Others posted memes and gifs of people rolling their eyes and putting their heads in their hands.

The CIA's other tweets mostly concern historical trivia and artefacts.

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