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- 12:31am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1322
When Gisterme said that Congress was the house of the people , i
THEE People ...
people like Gisterme who'd hardly
'the people' are :)
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I still have concerns ... Powell is out in the Middle East
without a clue on the true history of that zone ... if the base
factors aren't in place then people say things to the worldwide
media that don't do them justice.
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It's my contention that the US Administration/President are
sufferring from a large dose of 'Paradigm Shift' .. the fact that
they aren't seeing history in true perspective means they're stumped
and don't know how to respond to the challenge in the MEast.
Doesn't Showalter exhalt us to peel back, delve back, sift back,
look back, search and find truth.
Doesn't he say that people don't like the truth to be presented
to them - scream and look away - because they'd have to re-adjust
their heads to accommodate it.
Yet once they do - then the big problem out there can actually be
I think this is what's happening with respect to the way the
American-z are dealing with the MEast -- it hasn't been fixed in
half a century -- because they aren't seeing it for what it is, and
until they do the solutions won't be the right solutions!
- 01:36am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1323
The Name's BOND ... James Bond
Silicon Valley's Spy Game
The C.I.A. had just founded an unusual venture-capital firm
called In-Q-Tel, and the agency wanted Louie to be the C.E.O.
''The 'Q' stands for the 'Q' factor -- it's named after the
character in James Bond,'' says Louie. In-Q-Tel was the brainchild
of George Tenet, the C.I.A. director, who believed that by
investing $30 million a year in Internet startups in Silicon
Valley, the C.I.A. could encourage the development of cutting-edge
technologies that might be useful for national intelligence.
Louie's marching orders were to provide venture capital for
data-mining technologies that would allow the C.I.A. to monitor
and profile potential terrorists as closely and carefully as
Amazon monitors and profiles potential customers. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/14/magazine/14TECHNO.html
... terrorists don't fit a consistent profile: you're looking for
a needle in a haystack, but the color and the shape of the needle
keep changing. The UK have cameras everywhere - but -
never caught a Terrorist ... and even when folks suggested
investigating into people (who were connected to 9/11) they didn't
... it's the human communication factor that's important.
- 01:41am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1324
C.I.A. director, who believed that by investing
$30 million a year in Internet startups in Silicon Valley, the
C.I.A. could encourage the development of cutting-edge
Pity there's not the same enthusiasm to invest in projects that
can lift the world up by the bootstraps.
- 03:32am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1325
"...Louie's marching orders were to provide venture capital
for data-mining technologies that would allow the C.I.A. to monitor
and profile potential terrorists as closely and carefully as Amazon
monitors and profiles potential customers..."
The "Intelligence" in "Central Intellingence Agency" means data
mining, you moron. What did you think it meant? Coming from a
wannabe data miner like yourself that statement sounds absurd. Your
confession of ignorance explains a lot about why you and your idol
Robert, are so inept at it.
What would the CIA be doing these days if it weren't monitoring
terroritsts? The terrorists are the ones who are killing American
civilians, Israeli civilians, African civilians, British civilians,
civilians from other places and themselves. Maybe you think the CIA
should be monitoring pickle prices instead. I'm sure you wouldn't be
complaining about their budget if that's what they were speniding it
on. Right? Sheesh!
And to answer your questions about why the New York Times doesn't
report the things you think they should, well, I'd say it's
because the New York Times is not in the propaganda business and
whatever domestic political leanings the good folks there may
have on any given day, they're still loyal Americans who are not
stupid enough to buy your line of BS. Apparenly you're just not
smart enough to realize that. And if you think the NYT won't print
your garbage because they're afraid people won't buy their
newspaper, well, then you and they have both correctly analyzed the
mood of the American people. That's because the American people
literally won't buy that BS either.
I'd suggest you try another tack, lchic. The course you're on
will run you aground for sure.
- 03:44am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1326
You've joined lchic in the naivety club Robert. I'm amazed that
you'd volutnteer to take on such an onerous credential. At second
thought, maybe not. After all, you're very consistant at shooting
yourself in the foot, entangling yourself in your own words and in
general, destroying your own credibility. So I'm not amazed after
all. It's par for the course.
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