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(Yahoo)   US officials say they were tipped off to the Russian "sleeper" agents after learning that hot women had been spotted at parties appearing actually interested in talking to scientists and engineers about their jobs   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2010-06-30 10:46:08 AM  
Well, looks like there aren't any spies at the Fark parties.
 
2010-06-30 11:01:38 AM  
One couple, who went by the names Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills, had taken an advanced finance course at the University of Washington when they were living in Seattle, according to their former instructor, Ufuk Ince.

The filter is gonna get that name, I can feel it.
 
2010-06-30 11:01:51 AM  
[Anna] Chapman, a young redhead, posted a number of pictures of herself on social networking sites, including a photo of her at the Statue of Liberty and a seductive, pouty shot of her in a lacy baby-blue outfit.

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2010-06-30 11:15:24 AM  
I suggest that to counteract such attempts, we use a market-based approach to the problem, and saturate interest via making high-end call girls (and boys) a standard part of NSF grant overhead.
 
2010-06-30 11:22:06 AM  
Did you hear that TFettes? It's your patriotic duty to run counterintelligence on the Russians by dating every scientist and engineer you can find!
 
2010-06-30 11:30:20 AM  
Per this, this means I'm being branded as a spy in some FBI circles- speaking fluent Hungarian probably doesn't help matters.

Coooooool...
 
2010-06-30 11:31:33 AM  
Why are all the really hot chicks either lesbians or international spies? I'd like to go back to the good-old-days when they were just gold diggers or skanks.
 
2010-06-30 01:21:40 PM  
"You find me sexy? Glavin! Hoy oh-WAIT A MINUTE"

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2010-06-30 02:03:52 PM  
She blinded him with science!
 
2010-06-30 02:20:47 PM  

abb3w: I suggest that to counteract such attempts, we use a market-based approach to the problem, and saturate interest via making high-end call girls (and boys) a standard part of NSF grant overhead.


It'll reignite American interest in sex... I mean nipples... I mean *science*.
 
2010-06-30 02:20:56 PM  
And in totally unexpected news, the 11th spy who was captured in Cyprus and then let out on bail has jumped ship.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/30/russian-spy-ring-russia

Who would have thought that someone fleeing the law would jump bail?
 
2010-06-30 02:21:30 PM  
so depressing how many pretty women turn to selling their bodies. Capitalism makes them think it's ok, back in the old days at least they had shame.
 
2010-06-30 02:21:59 PM  
Damn, as a psych major I'll never get into any of the hot russian spy action. Should have stayed in Bio.
 
2010-06-30 02:23:17 PM  
Heh, the two communist agents they caught in Cambridge, Mass, probably stood out as being too right-wing...
 
2010-06-30 02:23:35 PM  
Must keep the hotties away from the nerdz. It's a national security imperative. Give them a mere wisp and glimpse of sweetly perfumed inner thigh and nerdz will tell you anything.
 
2010-06-30 02:23:36 PM  
I sense a lot of win is about to happen in this thread...
 
2010-06-30 02:23:50 PM  
I don't know if I hate or love that this entire story has been derailed by the fact that one of the suspects is cute.

Also, I think I'm just going to start lying on my resume. Apparently nobody ever checks any of it.
 
2010-06-30 02:23:56 PM  
FTA : "The arrests raised fears that Moscow has planted other couples in the U.S. Federal prosecutor Michael Farbiarz said the allegations are "the tip of the iceberg" of a conspiracy by Russia's intelligence service, the SVR, to collect information inside this country."

Seriously, we need to see that damn birth certificate already.
 
2010-06-30 02:25:21 PM  
Solution: don't trust women anyone.
 
2010-06-30 02:25:40 PM  
Anyone at a party interested in listening to you blather on about your job is most likely a spy, insane, mocking you or just spectacularly desperate. Even if any of that sounds good, really, it's not.
 
2010-06-30 02:26:12 PM  

Big Al: so depressing how many pretty women turn to selling their bodies. Capitalism makes them think it's ok, back in the old days at least they had shame.


No they didn't. Back in the day, they were an accepted part of society, albeit as long as they stayed in their part of town, paid the local marshalls their cut and didn't spread any bugs around.
 
2010-06-30 02:26:44 PM  

Sybarite: [Anna] Chapman, a young redhead, posted a number of pictures of herself on social networking sites, including a photo of her at the Statue of Liberty and a seductive, pouty shot of her in a lacy baby-blue outfit.


I'd let her pump me for information.
 
2010-06-30 02:26:58 PM  
As an engineer I'm getting depressed by these replies...

/engineers need love too...oh look, there's the new fuel cell powered Ipad!!!!
 
2010-06-30 02:27:06 PM  
"charged Monday with failing to register as foreign agents"

Isn't that the point of espionage though? Rule 1 from the Big Russian Hottie Spy Book is not "make sure to register with the Feds."
 
2010-06-30 02:28:16 PM  
Lt. Cheese Weasel Quote 2010-06-30 02:26:12 PM
Big Al: so depressing how many pretty women turn to selling their bodies. Capitalism makes them think it's ok, back in the old days at least they had shame.

No they didn't. Back in the day, they were an accepted part of society, albeit as long as they stayed in their part of town, paid the local marshalls their cut and didn't spread any bugs around.

>>>

didn't you just end up proving my point? They all play like they are part of high society now, and flaunt it openly. Anything for $$$ to these subhumans.
 
2010-06-30 02:28:57 PM  
I fail to see how this is espionage. All they were doing were networking and trying to make business happen. It seems a bit far fetched charge-- mostly likely be further reduced.
 
2010-06-30 02:29:11 PM  
Hint to policy wonks, Government scientists, and men with high security clearances everywhere:

If she's hot and you're not, she's a honey trap.

The Soviets were masters of the honey trap in the KGB era...is it any surprise they're using the same tricks with Putin in the driver's seat over there?
 
2010-06-30 02:29:17 PM  
I think this was in an episode of "Big Bang Theory."
 
2010-06-30 02:30:49 PM  
What really did it was the Russian girl's pick up line: "So vich is better, Firefly or Battlestar Galactica?"
 
2010-06-30 02:31:56 PM  
All zis yelling is taking avay my horny.

/Episode cabf 20
 
2010-06-30 02:32:21 PM  
I love how the first thing the news ever mentions on this is that one of them was a hot redhead (with pics!!).
 
2010-06-30 02:33:18 PM  
Damnit!

/engineer
 
2010-06-30 02:33:29 PM  

Andromeda: Per this, this means I'm being branded as a spy in some FBI circles- speaking fluent Hungarian probably doesn't help matters.


My hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2010-06-30 02:33:32 PM  
What a bunch of farking idiots. They probably could have saved a lot of time and money by just using Google to find the information that they wanted.
 
2010-06-30 02:33:59 PM  

OtitisMEDIA: "charged Monday with failing to register as foreign agents"

Isn't that the point of espionage though? Rule 1 from the Big Russian Hottie Spy Book is not "make sure to register with the Feds."


"Foreign agent" doesn't necessarily mean "spy". It could also mean "diplomat" or "scientist". This lets them charge them with something less serious than espionage and be far more likely to gain a conviction.
 
2010-06-30 02:34:20 PM  

abb3w: I suggest that to counteract such attempts, we use a market-based approach to the problem, and saturate interest via making high-end call girls (and boys) a standard part of NSF grant overhead.


Co-eds are free.
 
2010-06-30 02:36:46 PM  
Oh Big Bang Theory, why do you lie to me every single Monday evening during the broadcast season.

www.seat42f.com
 
2010-06-30 02:38:04 PM  

Mock26: What a bunch of farking idiots. They probably could have saved a lot of time and money by just using Google to find the information that they wanted.


Thing is, the Russians have *ALWAYS* place a big emphasis on HUMINT. They value it much more highly than we do. We place our emphasis mainly on technical means (SIGINT, ELINT, PHOTINT). Both philosophies have their advantages and disadvantages.
 
2010-06-30 02:39:12 PM  

Scutter: OtitisMEDIA: "charged Monday with failing to register as foreign agents"

Isn't that the point of espionage though? Rule 1 from the Big Russian Hottie Spy Book is not "make sure to register with the Feds."

"Foreign agent" doesn't necessarily mean "spy". It could also mean "diplomat" or "scientist". This lets them charge them with something less serious than espionage and be far more likely to gain a conviction.


I believe there are also money laundering charges in play, which are actually more serious.
 
2010-06-30 02:39:24 PM  
I work with a bunch of other scientists and engineers in a national-security related field. We once had a presentation on counterespionage as part of our yearly security training in which the speaker explained to us that if a really attractive person came up to us in a bar and started talking to us, the chances were really good they were a foreign agent, because none of us is that attractive.

And so, to this day, when an attractive woman says anything to me ("Hi," "Get out of the way, jerk," "DIAF") I scream "SPY! SPY!!!" and run away.
 
2010-06-30 02:40:25 PM  
Step 1: Get a job with access to important information.
Step 2: Hot russian spy booty.
 
2010-06-30 02:40:29 PM  
When I went through my training to receive my security clearance we were told to report "suspicious contact." One example given was an engineer who reported being hit on by a woman who was just way out of his league.

/CSB
 
2010-06-30 02:40:51 PM  

dittybopper: Scutter: OtitisMEDIA: "charged Monday with failing to register as foreign agents"

Isn't that the point of espionage though? Rule 1 from the Big Russian Hottie Spy Book is not "make sure to register with the Feds."

"Foreign agent" doesn't necessarily mean "spy". It could also mean "diplomat" or "scientist". This lets them charge them with something less serious than espionage and be far more likely to gain a conviction.

I believe there are also money laundering charges in play, which are actually more serious.


Also, because some were in the country illegally, I'm sure there will be some immigration charges.
 
2010-06-30 02:43:46 PM  
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Uh oh!
 
2010-06-30 02:44:57 PM  

dittybopper:
Also, because some were in the country illegally, I'm sure there will be some immigration charges.


If they were here illegally, then at least they'll be given a free college education and free health care, so they've got that going for them.
 
2010-06-30 02:46:05 PM  

mehtars: I fail to see how this is espionage. All they were doing were networking and trying to make business happen. It seems a bit far fetched charge-- mostly likely be further reduced.


It's a law form the same family of those that require you to register as a lobbyist if you are working as one. No, it's not illegal to talk to your Congressman and urge a certain course of action on him, it's your First Amendment right in fact. However, if you are getting paid to do that advocacy on someone's behalf; the law requires you to say so. Same thing here. Chatting up scientists and egineers for non-classified info isn't the illegal part. getting paid by Russia to do so, and not registering as an agent is what got them in trouble
 
2010-06-30 02:46:48 PM  

Agent Nick Fury: FTA : "The arrests raised fears that Moscow has planted other couples in the U.S. Federal prosecutor Michael Farbiarz said the allegations are "the tip of the iceberg" of a conspiracy by Russia's intelligence service, the SVR, to collect information inside this country."

Seriously, we need to see that damn birth certificate already.


Congratulations on having the only funny birther joke told in 2010. I did indeed giggle in my cube.
 
2010-06-30 02:46:57 PM  
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"i can haz LOLZ now?"
 
2010-06-30 02:47:06 PM  

Mager: Oh Big Bang Theory, why do you lie to me every single Monday evening during the broadcast season.


Dude. I swear to god it can happen. TV would never lie.

//My girlfriend loves that show because it proves, "There really ARE other people like you"
 
2010-06-30 02:48:20 PM  
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Remember, Anna Ivanova, miles to go before you sleep.
 
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