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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Oct 30

Fiona Bywaters: Notes on the Open Source Everything Manifesto (World Futures Council Perspective)

Fiona Bywaters

Fiona Bywaters

The Open Source Everything Manifesto – Transparency, Truth & Trust
By Robert David Steele (2012)

Notes by Fiona Bywaters of the World Futures Council

DOC (4 Pages): Notes on the OSE Manifesto (Fiona Bywaters)

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Oct 30

William Colby: Security in an Open Society — Address on Secrecy Given at NSA in 1973

Hon. William Colby

Hon. William Colby

Security in an Open Society

The following is an edited version of the address given in the NSA Auditorium in November as the feature of Security Week 1973.

PDF (4 Pages): Colby on Secrecy at NSA in 1973

EXTRACT

“We are all also aware of Gresham’s law in economics, which says that bad money drives out good. If we overclassify, we develop in people’s minds a contempt for the classification rules, for if some items that really are not secret at all are classified, it means the whole system is nonsense.”

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Oct 26

Mini-Me: German Mustard Gas Used by Iraq Against Iran Under US Supervision — Is Russian Money Buying the Truth?

Who?  Mini-Me?

Who? Mini-Me?

Journalist Reveals Iraqis Used German Mustard Gas on Iranians Under US Watch in 1988

MOSCOW, October 22 (RIA Novosti) – A prominent German journalist, Udo Ulfkotte, has revealed that Iraqis, guided by the United States, used German mustard gas against Iranian soldiers in 1988.

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The mustard gas was brought to Iraq from Germany labeled as “pesticides,” Ulfkotte explained in the e-mail. “The US gave the satellite photos of the Iranian positions and supervised the action and the Iraqis did it – and I photographed it and was not allowed to publish it,” the journalist said.

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Oct 25

Mongoose: Year of the White House Jumper — You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet…

Mongoose

Mongoose

The Year of the White House Jumper: Five trespassers have made their way past the presidential gates in 2014

Four of the intruders scaled the iron fence surrounding Obama’s mansion while one, a toddler, actually squeezed in between the bars of the fence.

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Oct 24

Review: The Secessionist States of America – The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country … Now

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

Douglas MacKinnon

5.0 out of 5 stars Patriotic Cry from the Heart — Should NOT Be Ignored!, October 24, 2014

It breaks my heart to see reasonable credible cries from the heart on secession put forward, and to then see critics commenting on this material without thinking — in some cases obviously without reading the book at all, just reacting in a Pavlovian (unthinking instinct) manner to the title. This is a five-star book. Yes, it has many weak-points but at root this is a patriotic book that is highlighting the criminal insanity of the totally corrupt federal government (all three branches), and the wanton destruction of the USA — of the middle class, of the blue collar master class, of the rising youth and declining old guys like myself, and of the veterans where suicide now kills more serving military in the field than combat action, and 22 veterans a day commit suicide at home in the USA.

I used to be a Reagan Republican. I broke with the Grand Old Party (GOP) when I realized it had sold out all of us, without exception, in favor of the Koch Brothers and their likes — and when I realized that because of this treason against the Republic, our media, our schools, our labor unions, are local city councils, our legislatures, were all dumbed down and drugged up. So I do NOT agree with the author on many of his own blind beliefs, but I respect the argument he is making and I would say that the question of secession — which I offset with my own emphasis on the need for Electoral Reform restoring the integrity of the US Government to include respect for the US Constitution, are the essential conversation we all need to have in the next two years.

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Oct 24

UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

Cover SDG ReportSHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/EIN-UN-SDG

Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

BACKGROUND RESEARCH PAPER

Submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

DOC (23 Pages): Beyond Data Monitoring 3.4

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배 아래에 번역 전체 텍스트
Traduzível texto completo abaixo da dobra
النص الكامل للترجمة تحت طية
翻译全文下方折
Diterjemahkan Full Text bawah Lipat
ਫੋਲਡ ਹੇਠ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਾਠ
Перевести Полный текст ниже раза

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Oct 14