Owl: Did Netanyahu Just Threaten Obama with Assassination? We Recollect Rabin in Dallas as a Party to the Assassination of JFK

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

Netanyahu Implies Threat to Assassinate Obama in Recent Speech?

Given the reference to a “grassy knoll” in a recent speech from Israel PM Netanyahu, as noted below by writer Raimondo, we hope Mr Obam’s Secret Secret security arrangements are in much better shape than they were when another head of the Secret Service was in charge up to a few weeks ago:

“The famously combative Israeli Prime Minister went on to say:

“When there are pressures on Israel to concede its security, the easiest thing to do is to concede. You get a round of applause, ceremonies  on grassy knolls, and then come the missiles and the tunnels.”

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Oct 31

Robert Steele: Intelligence 101 – The Series

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Robert Steele

Robert Steele

This is the original series created in 2004 for the Military Intelligence Academy in Italy, where Carol Dumaine then on active duty with CIA also offered two excellent lectures rooted in her Global Futures Partnership concept. I sense that the tide is turning — there is now a willingness among some policy makers and select senior professionals to reconsider their premises and their processes. In 1995 Bob Gates spoke immediately after me at a French national conference. After my remarks he strode up to the podium, sniffed, and said “I’m not going to touch that.” Today Bob Gates sounds like me — I find that both troubling and interesting. If ever America needed intelligence with integrity, now is that time.

 

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Oct 31

Worth a Look: PediaCities

logo pediacitiesPedia Cities Core Value: Data Wrangling in Geospatial Context

We offer three types of data wrangling services: data cleaning, data enrichment, and data gathering. Our team will work with you to evaluate your data needs and develop a package of services to maximize the usefulness of your data.

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Oct 31

Berto Jongman: Hungary Internet Tax Cancelled After Mass Protests

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Hungary internet tax cancelled after mass protests

The draft law – condemned by the EU – would levy a fee on each gigabyte of internet data transferred. The protesters objected to the financial burden but also feared the move would restrict free expression and access to information.

Phi Beta Iota: The industrial-era top-down rule by secrecy system is crashing. Public power in the streets will prevail. The only question is this: will that public be coherent and replete with integrity, or will it be crazed and destructive?

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Oct 31

SchwartzReport: Political Corruption = Child Poverty

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

I think this is an excellent essay on the state of voting and voters in the election coming up. I find political ads offensive, ads in general come to that and mute the sound, maybe you do the same. But I have come to realize the truth in John Cassidy’s essay. Some very significant fraction of Americans has just tuned out or, perversely, just votes a party ticket without understanding the truth about the candidates or the issues. That is the only explanation I can see for the continuing voting that occurs in Red value states, even though the policies they are voting for are horribly damaging to their lives. This also explains I think how people like Louie Gohmert or Steve King, or Ted Cruz remain in office.

The Empty Elections of 2014

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Oct 31

Jack Davis: Role of the Intelligence Professional — Doctor, Lawyer .. Teacher … Priest?

Jack Davis

Jack Davis

Jack Davis, dean of analysts and integrity czar for the CIA, was recognized today with a lifetime achievement award from the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAIE), Dr. Bill Spracher Chapter Chair presiding. After laudatory anecdotes from several senior members, Jack offered a few comments centered around his learning over time that intelligence professionals must not only be doctors to the policy client, but lawyers as well. Implicit in his remarks and his lifetime of service as a trusted briefer was a third role, that of  teacher. During the Q&A he was asked about a fourth role, positing a corrupt government, that of priest.

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Analytic Tradecraft @ Phi Beta Iota

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Oct 30

Worth a Look: Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

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Critical Thinking for Strategic Analysis is organized around twenty key questions that all analysts should ask as they prepare to conduct research, draft papers, and present their analysis. We divided the twenty questions into four groups, focusing on the four stages of generating an analytic product:

1. How do I get started?

2. Where is the information I need?

3. What is my argument?

4. How do I convey my message most effectively?

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