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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    The CIA is far too complex of an organization for a one-word binary choice.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Well my dad works for the CIA and according to him, they're basically stuck in the 1950s. Their job is to gather information and you think they'd want to utilize the internet, with all its ripe information on it, to do that, but they haven't gotten around to it yet. There are newer ways of gathering intelligence that they haven't bothered to explore. Keep in mind this is all just from word of mouth though, I don't know much about the subject myself.
    Dav, the CIA tried to recruit me straight out of high school. I talked with a CIA field agent, he was the one waiting for me. He told me they'd trained me to become the best secret agent anyone could ever imagine. And a lot of it involved using computers. So I am pretty sure the CIA is pretty well advanced in computer talk, etc.




    And now since this is the internet, can anybody tell me which part is true and which isn't?

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Dav, the CIA tried to recruit me straight out of high school. I talked with a CIA field agent, he was the one waiting for me. He told me they'd trained me to become the best secret agent anyone could ever imagine. And a lot of it involved using computers. So I am pretty sure the CIA is pretty well advanced in computer talk, etc.




    And now since this is the internet, can anybody tell me which part is true and which isn't?
    Can I just call shenanigans and leave it at that?
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Can I just call shenanigans and leave it at that?
    Yeah I guess I couldn't see a problem with that.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Dav, the CIA tried to recruit me straight out of high school. I talked with a CIA field agent, he was the one waiting for me. He told me they'd trained me to become the best secret agent anyone could ever imagine. And a lot of it involved using computers. So I am pretty sure the CIA is pretty well advanced in computer talk, etc.
    Niiiiice.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I'm the queen of England.
    Well, I must say I've always admired your stoicism and amiable handwave, madam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    Well, I must say I've always admired your stoicism and amiable handwave, madam.
    That's my double you're talking about.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Currently bad. I understand the base premise of the CIA, I can agree that we have a legitimate cause for foreign intelligence gathering. But the CIA does a bit more than that, and those parts are bad. I wouldn't get rid of the CIA, but I would restrict it to intelligence. And I would get rid of the NSA.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Currently bad. I understand the base premise of the CIA, I can agree that we have a legitimate cause for foreign intelligence gathering. But the CIA does a bit more than that, and those parts are bad. I wouldn't get rid of the CIA, but I would restrict it to intelligence. And I would get rid of the NSA.
    It is far more likely that the NSA would get rid of you, no offense meant.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    It is far more likely that the NSA would get rid of you, no offense meant.
    I mean, that's a fairly true statement. I find the NSA to be extremely shady and any organization which hires that many PhD mathematicians outside of academia has to be up to something shady. It would be best to get rid of it and not replace it with anything.
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