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Weekly Intelligence Briefing


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Combat readiness?  Don't we always???

●  Whoever proposed creating the Center for the Study of Intelligence should have been the first person studied, because that was way smart.

●  Letter to My Younger Self.  Dear younger self: That idea you had ten minutes ago to write a letter to your younger self was totally sappy.

●  It's theorized that Robert Burns' famous phrase 'man's inhumanity to man' derives from an earlier expression by German philosopher Samuel von Pufendorf who, with a name like that, would certainly have had firsthand knowledge of the subject.

●  I used to say 'This too shall pass.' The Naked Intelligence Officer

Executive Intelligence Summary

Luck be at least genderfluid tonight.




A wise intelligence officer and a foolish intelligence officer do not read the same intelligence report.  (A specially edited version of the report is secretly distributed to foolish intelligence officers.)

  Intelligence Community Pick-up Line of the Night.  If I was a classified document, my release caveat would be REL TO U.

  Peace is an end undo itself.

  Aphorisms are like lingerie: revealing in their brevity, plus people get uncomfortable when I show them mine.

  Golf owns the distinction of being the sport that's most similar when it's being played to when it isn't. My War on Terror!

Executive Intelligence Summary




The acronym for Warning Lead Time is pronounced 'welt,' for obvious reasons.

  The true measure of your character is what you would do if you knew you couldn't be found out.  The true measure of your ability is the degree to which you make this scenario happen.

  Signs of inequality have been growing recently.  Less than five years ago a typical sign of inequality was typed using Cambria Math 10 font.  Today, signs of inequality are often typed in Arial 11 or even larger.

  The coolest possible response to a given declarative sentence is 'And it shows.'

And it shows.

  Oh what the heck, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy too. My War on Terror!

Executive Intelligence Summary

I don't mind people marching to the beat of a different drummer, so long as that drummer plays standard march tempo of 120 BPM.


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