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(Intel News)   Germany: Would you please tell us who you have spying in our country? Greece: Angela Merkel. France: Angela Merkel. Burundi: Angela Merkel   (intelnews.org) divider line 70
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2014-08-13 12:38:23 PM  
Barbara Streisand
 
2014-08-13 01:25:56 PM  
the germans despise the spies
 
2014-08-13 01:26:57 PM  
I thought it would be some hot German chick but then I search the name... uh....
 
2014-08-13 01:26:57 PM  
Ditto.
 
2014-08-13 01:28:17 PM  
For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-thin k- youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

Translation: We might be wasting a lot of money and pissing countries off for no reason.
 
2014-08-13 01:30:36 PM  
Yeah, we'll get right on that.
 
2014-08-13 01:33:16 PM  
Just because you are an Intelligence Officer (or trained as such), doesn't mean that is your current job or official capacity.
 
2014-08-13 01:33:47 PM  
Huh, Germany used to have a really effective counter-espionage dept.
 
2014-08-13 01:35:26 PM  
img.fark.net
/I'm guessing the cultural attaché
 
2014-08-13 01:37:42 PM  
Does this request have teeth? I'm thinking not. Embassies aren't going anywhere.  If they were to close, world affairs would suffer.


This is a silly attempt for German pols to make a few headlines.
 
2014-08-13 01:39:59 PM  
If we say Justin Bieber, does that mean you'd try him and hang him for espionage?
 
2014-08-13 01:42:27 PM  

T-Servo: [img.fark.net image 404x541]

img.fark.net

/I'm guessing the cultural attaché

ecx.images-amazon.com

updated version.  Not just about talking dumb shiat, but having dumb shiat drawn from your mouth
 
2014-08-13 01:42:47 PM  

whither_apophis: Huh, Germany used to have a really effective counter-espionage dept.


Yeah, now I guess they'd rather just ask other countries to do that work for them.

/good luck with that
 
2014-08-13 01:42:52 PM  
first they came for the spies.
 
2014-08-13 01:43:10 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-thin k- youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

Translation: We might be wasting a lot of money and pissing countries off for no reason.


TIL the right wing can use the 'Good Judgment Project' to qualify their beliefs that uneducated country bumpkins and salt-of-the-earth types can run the country just as effectively as the suits.

/ sorry, I couldn't help it
// great link, though- I actually learned something, aside from all that snark above
 
2014-08-13 01:43:53 PM  
Elvis.
 
2014-08-13 01:44:42 PM  
Loosen up baby

ww4.hdnux.com
 
2014-08-13 01:45:58 PM  
you ask them three times and they have to tell you

otherwise it's triple jeopardy and entrapment

/constitutional law scholar
 
2014-08-13 01:46:39 PM  
Good luck with that.
 
2014-08-13 01:49:20 PM  

ChipNASA: Loosen up baby

[ww4.hdnux.com image 628x155]


Say what you will about what he actually did; that guy was pure gold for photos.
 
2014-08-13 01:49:25 PM  

TrollingForColumbine: first they came for the spies.


next they'll be asking spies to wear a special shirt that says "spy"
 
2014-08-13 01:50:28 PM  
England: Austin Powers
 
2014-08-13 01:51:45 PM  

kbronsito: TrollingForColumbine: first they came for the spies.

next they'll be asking spies to wear a special shirt that says "spy"


ih3.redbubble.net
 
2014-08-13 01:55:04 PM  

DubtodaIll: ChipNASA: Loosen up baby

[ww4.hdnux.com image 628x155]

Say what you will about what he actually did; that guy was pure gold for photos.


Undeniable

wizbangblog.com

img3.allvoices.com

scrapetv.com
 
2014-08-13 01:57:14 PM  
Germany: Would you please tell us who you have spying in our country? Italy: Spartacus. Greece: Spartacus. France: Spartacus. Burundi: Spartacus.

FTFSubby
 
2014-08-13 01:58:12 PM  
Burundi? Isn't that between Zaire and Tanzania?
 
2014-08-13 01:58:26 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-thin k- youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

Translation: We might be wasting a lot of money and pissing countries off for no reason.


That's actually a really interesting read.

I had a similar idea about using google maps and crowd groups to analyize satellite imagary to look for things.

Never did anything with it.
 
2014-08-13 02:03:40 PM  
BTW. Want to figure out who is working as an intelligence operative at an embassy. Park your ass outside for a few weeks... see who are the people that always seem to be working late... some will be workaholics, the rest are spies who are waiting until the office is pretty much empty so they can take off their cover job hat and do their real job.
 
2014-08-13 02:11:44 PM  
Good luck with that, Germany
 
2014-08-13 02:11:46 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-thin k- youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

Translation: We might be wasting a lot of money and pissing countries off for no reason.


It sounds like they're asking 3000 people to predict events, then choose the best predictions after the fact.

Some will do better than others (e.g. the article focusing on a 'top 1%' predictor), but that's how random guesses work. Similar approaches have been used in the past to attempt to prove that ESP exists.

If this is actually the approach they used, then shame on them. This is known to be an invalid approach.
 
2014-08-13 02:14:08 PM  
military attache??
 
2014-08-13 02:15:43 PM  
At this rate, the USA needs a little less Cancer Man, a little More Assistant Director Skinner.

Snowden's Mulder to the NSA's Krycek was fun to watch, but the fallout is becoming unpleasant.
 
2014-08-13 02:18:31 PM  
The distinction between diplomats and spys is purely nominal
 
2014-08-13 02:19:36 PM  
Joe Goebbels.
 
2014-08-13 02:19:59 PM  
The first rule of Spy Club...
 
2014-08-13 02:20:31 PM  

uber humper: Does this request have teeth? I'm thinking not. Embassies aren't going anywhere.  If they were to close, world affairs would suffer.


This is a silly attempt for German pols to make a few headlines.


It can, if Germany is serious about it

If nations with embassies and consulates in Germany fail to disclose such Intel people...Germany can yank Diplomatic Immunity from all from that country...that means if young hottie American Ambassador hottie daughter gets busted smoking rope in Alexanderplatz...she goes to jail, not dropped off at Embassy
 
2014-08-13 02:22:18 PM  

SurelyShirley: Burundi? Isn't that between Zaire and Tanzania?


Is that near Rhodesia?
 
2014-08-13 02:23:54 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-thin k- youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

Translation: We might be wasting a lot of money and pissing countries off for no reason.


Some interesting stuff...

I wonder at times at US relations w Europe. We have politicians and foreign service folks who are freaking clueless about those nations
 
2014-08-13 02:27:11 PM  

SurelyShirley: Burundi? Isn't that between Zaire and Tanzania?


Burundi is like Rwanda, with 80% less genocide
 
2014-08-13 02:35:00 PM  
Und if you do not respond - Ve haff vays of asking nicely again.
 
2014-08-13 02:36:02 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: uber humper: Does this request have teeth? I'm thinking not. Embassies aren't going anywhere.  If they were to close, world affairs would suffer.


This is a silly attempt for German pols to make a few headlines.

It can, if Germany is serious about it

If nations with embassies and consulates in Germany fail to disclose such Intel people...Germany can yank Diplomatic Immunity from all from that country...that means if young hottie American Ambassador hottie daughter gets busted smoking rope in Alexanderplatz...she goes to jail, not dropped off at Embassy


Yeah, but then the retaliatory jailing of German officials occurs and the weaponized wursts start flying.
 
2014-08-13 02:37:56 PM  

kbronsito: TrollingForColumbine: first they came for the spies.

next they'll be asking spies to wear a special shirt that says "spy"


No.
Either wear all black or all white.

/rip Mad
 
2014-08-13 02:38:23 PM  
Everybody wants to know everyone else's spies.

Everybody wants to keep their own spies secret.

There's nothing new about this except Germany is stupid enough to bother asking. No one's going to answer honestly. Give it up.
 
2014-08-13 02:39:53 PM  

SurelyShirley: Burundi? Isn't that between Zaire and Tanzania?


Close enough .
 
2014-08-13 02:44:13 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-thin k- youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

Translation: We might be wasting a lot of money and pissing countries off for no reason.


That was interesting.
 
2014-08-13 02:52:09 PM  

Millennium: Germany: Would you please tell us who you have spying in our country? Italy: Spartacus. Greece: Spartacus. France: Spartacus. Burundi: Spartacus.

FTFSubby


Gene Masseth
 
2014-08-13 02:52:24 PM  
I am sure that Germany will be providing the same information to the countries that it has diplomatic posts in. Right?
 
2014-08-13 03:02:04 PM  

whither_apophis: Huh, Germany used to have a really effective counter-espionage dept.


They still do. It also has a cool acronym: MAD. Not to be confused with the external intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst.
 
2014-08-13 03:12:11 PM  

medius: the germans despise the der spies


/actually went and looked up German grammar
//I went with incorrect because "den spies" doesn't work as well
 
2014-08-13 03:14:53 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: SurelyShirley: Burundi? Isn't that between Zaire and Tanzania?

Burundi is like Rwanda, with 80% less genocidefewer Watutsi


Fixed
 
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