US Army Open Source Intelligence Field Manual (2008)
Intelligence Preparation Of The Battlespace: A Methodology for Homeland Security Intelligence Analysis
Collective Intelligence: Creating A Prosperous World at Peace
NATO Open Source Intelligence Handbook
NATO Open Source Intelligence Reader
SOF Open Source Intelligence Handbook
The Scope of FBIS and BBC Open Source Media Coverage, 1978-2008
A Brief History of Law Enforcement Intelligence
A History of Socio-Cultural Intelligence and Research Under the Occupation of Japan
Advanced US Navy Intelligence Centers (World War Two)
American Intelligence Efforts Regarding Nazi and Early Postwar Austria
Battlefield Intelligence in WWII: A Case Study of the Fifth Army Front in Italy
Cryptology and The Winds Messages (World War Two)
Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.
However,this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.
The first set of rules would be:
Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
You may only spend it.
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.
The second set of rules:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, "Its over,the game is over!" It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right? Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?
ACTUALLY This GAME is REALITY!
Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it.
The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!
Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.
Yesterday is forever gone.
Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time....WITHOUT WARNING.
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.
Think about that, and always think of this:
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!
Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day....Start spending.
Gosh, I just heard Leslie Nielsen passed away tonight... You know, the first emotion that passes through my head when I hear stuff like that is a twinge of jealousy. As actors they sort of live on through their art...wish I could say that sometimes.
Well, since its in the news again I guess I'll post some links and stuff
The US embassy cables are marked "Sipdis" – secret internet protocol distribution. They were compiled as part of a programme under which selected dispatches, considered moderately secret but suitable for sharing with other agencies, would be automatically loaded on to secure embassy websites, and linked with the military's Siprnet internet system. They are classified at various levels up to "secret noforn" [no foreigners]. More than 11,000 are marked secret, while around 9,000 of the cables are marked noforn. More than 3 million US government personnel and soldiers, many extremely junior, are cleared to have potential access to this material, even though the cables contain the identities of foreign informants, often sensitive contacts in dictatorial regimes. Some are marked "protect" or "strictly protect". Among literally scores of revelations which may cause uproar, some will be particularly dismaying in Britain. They include: Highly critical private remarks about David Cameron and George Osborne's "lack of depth", made by Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, to the US ambassador. A scornful analysis of UK "paranoia" over the US-UK so-called special relationship. It is suggested that "keeping HMGthe British government "off-balance" about itthe relationship might be a good idea. US shock at the rude behaviour of Prince Andrew when abroad. Secret US military missions flown from a UK base, which Britain alleged could involve torture. A plan to deceive the British parliament over the use of banned US weapons.
The WikiLeaks embassy cables release has produced a lot of stories but does it produce any useful data? We explain what it includes and how it breaks down - plus you can download the key data for every cable
The diplomatic cables so far released by WikiLeaks might embarrass U.S. diplomats but probably won't shatter any international relationships. "This won't restrain dips' (diplomats) candor," Sir Christopher Meyer, a former British Ambassador to Washington DC, told Reuters. "But people will be looking at the security of electronic communications and archives. Paper would have been impossible to steal in these quantities." That's a lesson governments have been learning fast. British officials have been embarrassed several times by the loss of discs containing personal data for thousands of members of the general public, while experts say hackers have stolen truckloads of sensitive information from Western corporations. The real beneficiaries from the vast leak, Cox said, were historians, academics and students of international relations who now had a "great treasure trove" of primary evidence to go through. The volume of data is so vast that details may continue to be extracted from it for years to come.
Swedish prosecutors won permission Thursday from a Stockholm court to seek an international arrest warrant for Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, whom they want to question about allegations of rape and other sexual offenses. The accusations stem from encounters that Assange, 39, had with two women during a visit to Sweden in August. Assange denies any unlawful conduct, saying that his relations with the women were consensual. But the Swedish Prosecution Authority said it wanted to bring Assange in for questioning and asked the district court in Stockholm to declare him detained in absentia. The declaration is a preliminary step to requesting an international arrest warrant for him, probably to be issued through Interpol.
The 251,287 cables, first acquired by WikiLeaks, were provided to The Times by an intermediary on the condition of anonymity. Many are unclassified, and none are marked “top secret,” the government’s most secure communications status. But some 11,000 are classified “secret,” 9,000 are labeled “noforn,” shorthand for material considered too delicate to be shared with any foreign government, and 4,000 are designated both secret and noforn. Many more cables name diplomats’ confidential sources, from foreign legislators and military officers to human rights activists and journalists, often with a warning to Washington: “Please protect” or “Strictly protect.” The Times has withheld from articles and removed from documents it is posting online the names of some people who spoke privately to diplomats and might be at risk if they were publicly identified. The Times is also withholding some passages or entire cables whose disclosure could compromise American intelligence efforts.
The United States has expanded the role of American diplomats in collecting intelligence overseas and at the United Nations, ordering State Department personnel to gather the credit card and frequent-flier numbers, work schedules and other personal information of foreign dignitaries. Revealed in classified State Department cables, the directives, going back to 2008, appear to blur the traditional boundaries between statesmen and spies. The cables give a laundry list of instructions for how State Department employees can fulfill the demands of a “National Humint Collection Directive” in specific countries. (“Humint” is spy-world jargon for human intelligence collection.) One cable asks officers overseas to gather information about “office and organizational titles; names, position titles and other information on business cards; numbers of telephones, cellphones, pagers and faxes,” as well as “internet and intranet ‘handles’, internet e-mail addresses, web site identification-URLs; credit card account numbers; frequent-flier account numbers; work schedules, and other relevant biographical information.”
China’s Politburo directed attack, one of many cyber espionage acts
Still, where do you draw the line? Obviously, aggressive news outlets like the New York Times publish revelations every day that cause heartburn for U.S. officials -- often thanks to sources whose motivations may or may not be good ones. That's our job. Had FP gotten its hands on these cables, no doubt we would be publishing many of them (after doing proper due diligence and allowing the State Department to make its case). We're certainly going to comment on their contents. News is news. But is there a principle that says it's OK to publish one-off scoops, but not 250,000 -- or for that matter 2.7 million -- of them all at once? The former feels like journalism; the latter seems grotesque and irresponsible, more like "information vandalism," in the words of secrecy expert Steven Aftergood. And even if responsible papers like the New York Times have a chance to review and contextualize them, there's no way they can dot every i and cross every t in the time allotted. There's just too much.
Officials involved in overseeing British policy in the region say that diplomatic materials compiled between 2008 and 2010 on Iran contained sensational information that could jeopardise efforts to disrupt the nuclear programme if unveiled on WikiLeaks. The UK has played a key role on breaking up one network of businessmen in Dubai who had been using the emirate as the "HQ of a worldwide spiders web" to supply equipment to Iran's banned nuclear programme. "Information was provided to the UAE authorities that was only procured by getting inside this group. It was a very successful effort of disruption carried out at some personal risk by our people," said one Whitehall official. "It would not be good for any of this to come out."
I love Facebook but you know, sometimes I honestly don't understand why I get the event invitations I get. Seriously, I'd bet anything you know what I'm talking about. People you talked to three times and that's over two years ago. Or the people who's last party (that you didn't go to either) turned into a simulated donkey show with photos to prove it. Maybe its just me but there's not a whole lot of thinking required to turn those two invites down....just sayin
LOL Couldn't pass up that video! My mom snuck two or three deviled eggs into the 'care' package of leftovers she sent home for Roscoe. In all fairness, Roscoe was much less delicate than that guy. Of course Roscoe's much more 'led by his stomach' so if its anything even remotely edible he'll go for it with gusto lol
Need to watch this again...
LOL Kinda funny but this computer's going to pass out before I do. Guess I'll catch ya later
If you're anything like I am there's nothing more entertaining than going out somewhere where you really don't quite fit in and watch people who also don't quite fit in... I met up with a friend over at this country bar and let me tell ya, the people-watching opportunities were so freakin amazing it isn't even funny! As a matter of fact, the cognitive dissonance sort of got to me early on so I had to leave. I'll tell you, straight up, I cannot figure out why there were so many hipsters at a place like that. (yes believe it or not it was just this bad but at least I didn't see any visible glitter belts like I did the last time I went there three or four months ago...) The first thing that got me was this pathetic dude who had never gotten the memo that its actually okay to not take your beer on to the dance floor. I mean come on, that just shows me the guy had a distinctly bad list of priorities. If an attractive woman asks me to dance you can rest assured that if I go out on the floor with her I'm not going to let anything get in the way of holding on to her! LOL Oh well, now that I think about it its entirely possible that she extorted him into going out there judging by the look of abject fear and incomptence the guy had plastered all over his face. You know, the whole dissonance thing kicked into high gear after I saw this little old man throwing his lady around. It was quite a sight seeing people who actually knew what they were doing getting after it lol