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(CBS News)   Intelligence officials ecstatic to not have to use bright, simple graphics and Comic Sans font in a report for once   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2020-09-23 8:38:14 PM  
26 votes:
It's gotta be interesting for Biden, who was privy to this stuff up to 4 years ago, to go in and see how situations have evolved in the intervening time.

I'm willing to bet basically all of them are like the stuff in the back of a college bachelor pad fridge - neglected for years, completely unidentifiable, and absolutely revolting and you don't wanna touch em.
 
2020-09-23 4:44:12 PM  
20 votes:
At least someone is getting briefed.
 
2020-09-23 8:43:00 PM  
11 votes:
The briefings are apolitical and non-partisan

Uh-huh.  Which is why we've had stories about the people giving the briefs having to be careful with what they said and how they said it, so as to not upset the toddler currently in the WH.
 
2020-09-23 8:44:22 PM  
9 votes:
Don't both former presidents and VPs receive intelligence briefings after leaving office? Are the candidate ones more/less detailed?

BTW. After Trump leaves office, the Dems should resume investigating Russian links to Trump and one key issue should be to keep intelligence briefings from Trump and Pence.
 
2020-09-23 8:35:43 PM  
9 votes:
Finally, an adult ...
 
2020-09-23 8:58:17 PM  
7 votes:
I bet Donald loses his shiat and tries to stop this happening somehow
 
2020-09-23 9:05:45 PM  
6 votes:
The irony is the guy who should have been consuming these intelligence briefings is probably the single biggest threat mentioned in the briefings.
 
2020-09-23 8:39:43 PM  
6 votes:
Without even clicking the link, I'm guessing Biden is getting his first candidate intel briefing.
 
2020-09-23 8:40:21 PM  
5 votes:
I've been wondering how much Obama has been getting the last four years. I also want to be on the phone calls between them now.
"Barry, did you see the third page today? Christ!"
 
2020-09-23 8:42:01 PM  
4 votes:

DemonEater: It's gotta be interesting for Biden, who was privy to this stuff up to 4 years ago, to go in and see how situations have evolved in the intervening time.

I'm willing to bet basically all of them are like the stuff in the back of a college bachelor pad fridge - neglected for years, completely unidentifiable, and absolutely revolting and you don't wanna touch em.


When I was in college, we barely ever had enough food in the fridge to spoil.
Some lunch meat and sandwich fixins and most of the rest of the fridge was beer.
 
2020-09-23 8:38:06 PM  
4 votes:
Intelligence in an intelligence briefing. What will they come up with next?
 
2020-09-23 9:47:02 PM  
3 votes:
2001: Bin Laden determined to attack within the United States.
2021: Donald Trump determined to attack the United States.

Wouldn't that be a hoot if they briefed Trump with a straight face that their intelligence shows his campaign is the biggest threat to America.
 
2020-09-23 9:02:15 PM  
3 votes:

Kick The Chair: I thought he has already been getting them.


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2020-09-23 8:52:42 PM  
3 votes:

kbronsito: Don't both former presidents and VPs receive intelligence briefings after leaving office? Are the candidate ones more/less detailed?

BTW. After Trump leaves office, the Dems should resume investigating Russian links to Trump and one key issue should be to keep intelligence briefings from Trump and Pence.


Former P/VPOTUS continue receiving briefings afaik for the rest of their lives but not in the hour(s) a day detail that the current P/VP do.

It's extremely valuable as they're the only people you can turn to who've "been there done that."
 
2020-09-23 8:50:06 PM  
3 votes:
Biden receives first classified intelligence briefing
I realize I'm being pedantic but as a former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a former Vice President, Biden has received many classified intelligence briefings
 
2020-09-24 8:00:09 AM  
2 votes:

kbronsito: Don't both former presidents and VPs receive intelligence briefings after leaving office? Are the candidate ones more/less detailed?

BTW. After Trump leaves office, the Dems should resume investigating Russian links to Trump and one key issue should be to keep intelligence briefings from Trump and Pence.


They should all be stripped of their security clearances the moment Joe finishes the oath.
 
2020-09-24 7:15:59 AM  
2 votes:
They should also include locations in the U.S. where election tampering is occurring, those are the real threat to our Republic.
 
2020-09-23 8:52:06 PM  
2 votes:

kbronsito: Don't both former presidents and VPs receive intelligence briefings after leaving office? Are the candidate ones more/less detailed?

BTW. After Trump leaves office, the Dems should resume investigating Russian links to Trump and one key issue should be to keep intelligence briefings from Trump and Pence.


Former Presidents do although the material is typically not as detailed as what they would receive during their tenure.  Not sure about VPs but I assume it's a similar system.
 
2020-09-23 8:43:05 PM  
2 votes:
I'm curious how much Biden knows to be unverified. He did see the full reports under Obama.
 
2020-09-24 11:17:54 AM  
1 vote:
Comic Sans? There may be more truth to that than we know. That font was invented for a (pretty slick for the time, actually) IRC chat program that rendered the chat in a comic strip form, but it turns out to have another use: there've been fonts designed especially for dyslexics ― some for pay, some open source like OpenDyslexic ― but as it turns out, Comic Sans is pretty darned good at this, testing at least equal to even the best high-priced specialty dyslexic fonts. Some say it's the best of all at this.

What make a font good for dyslexics is that, whether done intentionally for this purpose, or as a happy accident resulting from simulating a handwriting style, no two letters or digits are simple transforms (180° rotation, reflection) of each other. In most fonts including the sans-serif font you're almost certainly reading this in, letters like b, d, p, and q (thus "Mind your Ps and Qs!") are simple rotations or reflections of each other. Others like uppercase "i" or lowercase "L" are basically identical ("Il") which can be problematic even for non-dyslexics ("Ill" ← was that the Roman numeral three, or the old three-letter postal state abbreviation for Illinois or the capitalized shorter word for "sick"?).

We know Trump doesn't like to read as much as he pretends to. He apparently has difficulty doing so. Is it just illiteracy, or is he in fact dyslexic and has been all his life? Since he's in his mid-70s, dyslexia wasn't really known as a thing during his childhood, and so would've gone undiagnosed, and instead he was probably mocked as being illiterate and even stupid. Could that have caused an inferiority complex that manifests as a compensatory narcissism?

Maybe printing his briefings out in Comic Sans really would be a good idea.
 
2020-09-24 9:01:25 AM  
1 vote:
The article says why Biden is now receiving those briefings... which will be thrown out by the loons on the right if Biden wins.

"He received intelligence data BEFORE being elected? DEEP STATE!"
 
2020-09-23 9:15:13 PM  
1 vote:

kbronsito: Don't both former presidents and VPs receive intelligence briefings after leaving office? Are the candidate ones more/less detailed?

BTW. After Trump leaves office, the Dems should resume investigating Russian links to Trump and one key issue should be to keep intelligence briefings from Trump and Pence.


Some time ago (like during the Obama years, or maybe even earlier) I read that among living former presidents at the time only George H.W. Bush requested ongoing intelligence briefings. He was also a former CIA Director, so intelligence was a long-standing part of his career.  Whether just as a hobby or whether he was doing something actionable with it, I doubt we'll ever know.
 
2020-09-23 9:09:17 PM  
1 vote:

Kick The Chair: I thought he has already been getting them.


Some preliminary shiat should have started when he was the presumptive nominee, as well as meetings with provisional transition team. Trump announced in the Summer he wasn't doing some of that, but I'm not sure what his role would have been anyway, so it may just have been Trumpian babble.
 
2020-09-23 8:52:29 PM  
1 vote:

ShavedOrangutan: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Intelligence in an intelligence briefing. What will they come up with next?

Fighting in the war room?


Peeing in the peace room.
 
2020-09-23 8:46:48 PM  
1 vote:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Intelligence in an intelligence briefing. What will they come up with next?


Fighting in the war room?
 
2020-09-23 8:45:06 PM  
1 vote:
I thought he has already been getting them.
 
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