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(Slate)   CIA Counterterrorism Center analysts monitor domestic intelligence sources: Gawker, The Onion, Team America   (slate.com) divider line 18
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2013-10-02 02:12:30 PM  
*waves to the gestapo*
 
2013-10-02 02:12:52 PM  
You can tell a lot of the well being and general mood of a nation by seeing what they joke about. Doesn't sound THAT bad.
 
2013-10-02 02:14:49 PM  

More: Amusing, CIA, Gawker, onions, National Counterterrorism Center, counter-terrorism, intelligence, accounting analyst, Red October


O_o
 
2013-10-02 02:15:18 PM  
Analyze this.
 
2013-10-02 02:16:58 PM  
smartladieslovestuff.com
 
2013-10-02 02:19:14 PM  
It's kind of reassuring really.
 
2013-10-02 02:22:10 PM  

talkertopc: It's kind of reassuring really.


Somewhat, though considering how The Onion has actually been accurate/prophetic with some of their parodies, I fear for their safety.
 
2013-10-02 02:27:36 PM  
First, they came for The Onion and I said nothing. Then, they came for Fark...
 
2013-10-02 02:31:27 PM  
I've made jokes that came true or truish, so it's worth having your analysts looking into the absurdists because we aren't working from the models that failed to predict things.

I also remember reading Dale Brown's "Storming Heaven" on September 10th 2001. It was a book about a terrorist manipulating markets by crashing dronified jets into various buildings. Yes, the conspiracy theory preceded the events by a few years.
 
2013-10-02 02:43:35 PM  
"Why Triscuits?" There was a lot of lighthearted discussion in person and via email about why Triscuits were targeted instead of saltines or Ritz crackers, and whether it had to do with round vs. square crackers. "

Yeah...sounds hilarious.
 
2013-10-02 02:44:02 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: More: Amusing, CIA, Gawker, onions, National Counterterrorism Center, counter-terrorism, intelligence, accounting analyst, Red October


O_o


Onions referring to the Tor network would be my assumption.
 
2013-10-02 02:50:06 PM  
That actually fits. The sort of people who end up in the military and are survivable in chain of command organizations have loyalty and authority as core values. Satire and the world of IT is inherently about 'the best idea'. No kidding they want to monitor people who have world views that contradict their own.
 
2013-10-02 03:28:30 PM  
I'd like to see some of the in-house intelligence reports detailing some of the Onion's articles, maybe sit in on a detailed debriefing.
 
2013-10-02 03:48:06 PM  
Thankfully, the CIA isn't using NewsMax as a domestic intelligence source.  If they did, I would be wondering which place has the least intelligence.  Or would that be like dividing by zero?
 
2013-10-02 04:37:19 PM  
Considering the paranoia that currently grips the government, added to its minions' perfect willingness to use lethal force at the slightest of non-provocations, and multiplied by its systemic rationalization of such violence, perhaps they're the very first entity that ought to be targeted for "gun control".
 
2013-10-02 06:37:55 PM  

gaslight: That actually fits. The sort of people who end up in the military and are survivable in chain of command organizations have loyalty and authority as core values. Satire and the world of IT is inherently about 'the best idea'. No kidding they want to monitor people who have world views that contradict their own.


Well, give them my IP address. They'll have heart palpitations how much my worldview contradicts.

/contrary
 
2013-10-02 10:26:31 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: gaslight: That actually fits. The sort of people who end up in the military and are survivable in chain of command organizations have loyalty and authority as core values. Satire and the world of IT is inherently about 'the best idea'. No kidding they want to monitor people who have world views that contradict their own.

Well, give them my IP address. They'll have heart palpitations how much my worldview contradicts.

/contrary


We've already got it. The tentical porn is within expected parameters, we're just wondering about all the smurf videos.
 
2013-10-03 08:58:22 PM  

Kimyo: Clemkadidlefark: gaslight: That actually fits. The sort of people who end up in the military and are survivable in chain of command organizations have loyalty and authority as core values. Satire and the world of IT is inherently about 'the best idea'. No kidding they want to monitor people who have world views that contradict their own.

Well, give them my IP address. They'll have heart palpitations how much my worldview contradicts.

/contrary

We've already got it. The tentical porn is within expected parameters, we're just wondering about all the smurf videos.


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