Creating a ‘bespoke’ CIA or MI6 for Ireland could cause complications

The Irish are the masters of drama, over or understatement. Calling a civil war the “Troubles” and this contemplated super spy agency “could cause complications.” Also note the proposed agency would not be “like” CIA or MI6 but “would have responsibility for all elements of security along with military intelligence, the national cyberneticist agency” and other related organisations.” A new meaning for bespoke and what could go wrong? 

I can handle the foreign sounding Irish names and words while I read them in an Irish accent in my mind and imagine we are all in a pub having Guinness. Then there are those faces! What is it with these faces across the pond like the one above and the other one this week

Major complications could arise if Ireland tries to create a “bespoke” security agency similar to the CIA or MI6, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.

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Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Looks

Terrifying or exciting? Ultra violet could be either.

IT’S AN ULTRA-VIOLET WORLD

“Complex” doesn’t begin to describe it. We’re wrestling with an administration that wants to reverse decades of progress in civil rights, economic justice, environmentalism, and more. We’re confronting the ugly truths about gender inequality and abuse. But just as fast as some forces are yanking us into the past, we’re careening even more rapidly into the future thanks to powerful innovations in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.

Purple, of all the colors in the spectrum, embodies this situation best, as Pantone explains. “[Ultra Violet] is a very provocative shade, but it’s also a thoughtful color–it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron,” Eiseman says. “This is the kind of color attached, historically, to originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. These are the elements we need to create a meaningful future. Inventiveness and imagination is something we seek in our personal lives and business worlds. People are looking for that ‘magic bullet,’ and this shade is the perfect shade to lead right into it . . . It’s intriguing, fascinating, and magical.” …

Source: Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Looks

The CIA studied the impact of space storms on psychic powers

 

Those darn space storms
And EM field variance
Slow some telepathic norms
Like pre/post crisis experience

We set θ =  zeroes
And nulls got rejected
But our unsung heroes
Were wrongfully injected!

What was n? Size of sample?
Are some participants dead?
Was the warning to them ample?
Did they waive sudden-death?

It is critical to know
That senses are heightened
In a shit-storm or show
It is likely to be frightened

When then-President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on geomagnetic storm preparedness, spiritual side effects of space weather events were criminally neglected. Apparently the Central Intelligence Agency took the issue of solar flare-induced psychic phenomena more seriously, however, dedicating part of of its 824 page risk report on it.

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That time a CIA director told a mustache joke at Bohemian Grove

Skull and bones, globe-devouring reptiles
Freemasons, Knights  Templar & their secret stash
No weaving webs here, only burning piles
Yo! DARPA! Make a high tech mustache

From child sacrifice to Reptilian overlords, Bohemian Grove is the stuff of many a wide-eyed conspiracy theory. But as a speech uncovered in the Central Intelligence Archives shows, for one newly-minted CIA director it was simply a venue for a few jokey anecdotes and some redacted bragging.

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