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(Yahoo)   Are you a big history buff? Enjoy Apples? The CIA has a government funded museum full of really neat things you will never be allowed to see. How do ya like them apples?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2014-07-20 03:36:35 PM  
Like apples:
images.uncyclomedia.co
 
2014-07-20 04:19:21 PM  
the George Bush Center for Intelligence
www.sciencesortof.com
 
2014-07-20 04:55:33 PM  
Take the number of CIA chiefs who drowned while canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac/Chesapeake and divide that by the total number of CIA chiefs.  It appears retired big wig intel heads should avoid paddling sports.
 
2014-07-20 04:57:04 PM  
I assume they'll be kept safe for many years till declassification allows them to be given to real museums. Should be fine.
 
2014-07-20 04:58:42 PM  
Who read the first line as "A signed al-Qaeda training manual" and thought, "...cool - wonder who signed it?"

"To George, all my love, glad to furnish more pretext for the CIA, your buddy, Osama."
 
2014-07-20 04:59:55 PM  

propasaurus: the George Bush Center for Intelligence


It's probably named after Pappy Bush, ex-CIA director.
 
2014-07-20 05:01:29 PM  
Will Hunting approves
 
2014-07-20 05:04:42 PM  

propasaurus: the George Bush Center for Intelligence
[www.sciencesortof.com image 500x213]


There were two Bush presidents.

Its named after the guy who was the head of the CIA

One of only two people in the US who doesnt remember what he was doing when JFK was assassinated
 
2014-07-20 05:05:45 PM  

FormlessOne: Who read the first line as "A signed al-Qaeda training manual" and thought, "...cool - wonder who signed it?"

"To George, all my love, glad to furnish more pretext for the CIA, your buddy, Osama."


Yippie Ki-Yay!

Your pal,
R. Reagan
 
2014-07-20 05:08:08 PM  

Slaxl: I assume they'll be kept safe for many years till declassification allows them to be given to real museums. Should be fine.


Exactly how "many years" you think ?  I wonder if anything has gone this route before? I have never seen anything on display and under it was a plaque that read "on lone from the CIA museum"
 
2014-07-20 05:11:55 PM  
Meh.  Old news.  Hell, they even showed us the facility at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
 
2014-07-20 05:12:31 PM  
I bet they have top men working on it though.

Top. Men.
 
2014-07-20 05:13:03 PM  
Does it contain the original mix tape used to drive Manuel Noriega out of hiding?  Is it classified because it was illegally downloaded over Napster?
 
2014-07-20 05:20:26 PM  
www.empireonline.com
 
2014-07-20 05:21:10 PM  
Any serious museum is 10% curated exhibits, 90% archives and storage. This just does away with the looky-loos.
 
2014-07-20 05:25:20 PM  

MassAsster: Slaxl: I assume they'll be kept safe for many years till declassification allows them to be given to real museums. Should be fine.

Exactly how "many years" you think ?  I wonder if anything has gone this route before? I have never seen anything on display and under it was a plaque that read "on lone from the CIA museum"


Me either. It usually reads "on loan".
 
2014-07-20 05:30:32 PM  

ReverendJynxed: MassAsster: Slaxl: I assume they'll be kept safe for many years till declassification allows them to be given to real museums. Should be fine.

Exactly how "many years" you think ?  I wonder if anything has gone this route before? I have never seen anything on display and under it was a plaque that read "on lone from the CIA museum"

Me either. It usually reads "on loan".


that too...
 
2014-07-20 05:44:00 PM  

2wolves: Take the number of CIA chiefs who drowned while canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac/Chesapeake and divide that by the total number of CIA chiefs.  It appears retired big wig intel heads should avoid paddling sports.


The CIA grew out of the OSS, so a lot of heads have been ex-Navy men and Navy men tend to keep boats, especially along the Chesapeake.

It also used to be fairly common for officers to retire to the Annapolis area (as close to "home" as people who spent their careers stationed all over the world have), but real estate there has spiraled out of control in the area in the last 20 years.
 
2014-07-20 05:58:20 PM  
Why the hell don't they have a museum?

Hell, even the NSA has a damn museum! http://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/museum/
 
2014-07-20 06:07:47 PM  

Giltric: There were two Bush presidents.

Its named after the guy who was the head of the CIA

One of only two people in the US who doesnt remember what he was doing when JFK was assassinated


You. I like you.
 
2014-07-20 06:42:18 PM  
Paging Stan Smith...
 
2014-07-20 06:47:16 PM  
CIA successes? Must be a short exhibit or one full of exaggerations. Don't think so? Study harder.
 
2014-07-20 06:50:11 PM  
  captured UFO.
worldofweirdthings.com
 
2014-07-20 07:05:26 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

SWAMP GAS
 
2014-07-20 07:10:16 PM  
We had an A-12 at a local museum. CIA took it and put it on a stick outside one of their buildings.
 
2014-07-20 07:16:19 PM  

wildcardjack: Any serious museum is 10% curated exhibits, 90% archives and storage. This just does away with the looky-loos.


Normally, a museum's exhibit space is just too small to fit everything. A museum that does show it all either has a small collection or really crappy exhibits. Plus there would be no chance of object rotation, which is essential for ensuring that individual objects aren't exposed to light for too long. And that throws exhibiatchanges out the window, if there's nothing to pull from storage.
 
2014-07-20 07:44:07 PM  

baka-san: Why the hell don't they have a museum?

Hell, even the NSA has a damn museum! http://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/museum/


Been there. Don't miss the gift shop.
 
2014-07-20 07:47:47 PM  
Giltric:

One of only two people in the US who doesnt remember what he was doing when JFK was assassinated

I don't remember what I was doing when JFK was assassinated.
 
2014-07-20 08:28:48 PM  
It is worrisome that they focus only on the successes as you learn from the failures
 
2014-07-20 08:30:28 PM  

Triumph: Giltric: There were two Bush presidents.

Its named after the guy who was the head of the CIA

One of only two people in the US who doesnt remember what he was doing when JFK was assassinated

You. I like you.


Im guessing the other was ted
 
2014-07-20 08:41:00 PM  
it used to be so open years ago , you could get a working enigma machine in the gift shop.
 
2014-07-20 08:48:21 PM  

Slaxl: I assume they'll be kept safe for many years till declassification allows them to be given to real museums. Should be fine.


Declassification? Did you forget what government we are talking about?
 
2014-07-20 10:06:11 PM  
Oh no! There's a private museum somewhere!
 
2014-07-20 10:15:56 PM  
i599.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-20 11:57:20 PM  
No comments about the douchebag reporter slotted into the "I saw these film techniques in a mission impossible movie and they made my wee-wee excited so I should use them in this" auto-play video? Is everyone behind more add-ons/extensions than me and I'm the only one who's been molested by it so far?

/5 year-old computer
//still better taste than these dufus whippersnappers.
 
2014-07-21 02:11:14 AM  

Prey4reign: Does it contain the original mix tape used to drive Manuel Noriega out of hiding?  Is it classified because it was illegally downloaded over Napster?


That one's classified because they don't want to admit to the supreme error of not including "Panama" by Van Halen on the tape.
 
2014-07-21 03:01:04 AM  

FormlessOne: Who read the first line as "A signed al-Qaeda training manual" and thought, "...cool - wonder who signed it?"

"To George, all my love, glad to furnish more pretext for the CIA, your buddy, Osama Col. Tim Osman."

 
2014-07-21 06:58:01 AM  

Count_0: [i599.photobucket.com image 364x1024]


Came for Good Will Hiunting 2: Hunting Season. Leaving Happy.

/You da bomb in Phantoms, Yo!
 
2014-07-21 08:14:04 AM  

marius2: Giltric:

One of only two people in the US who doesnt remember what he was doing when JFK was assassinated

I don't remember what I was doing when JFK was assassinated.


Damn; what are the odds?
 
2014-07-21 04:28:31 PM  
i like her big friendly smile.
 
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