CIA looking for more gay spies

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    Mar 15, 2016 5:47 AM GMT

    Veeery interesting!

    But also stupid.
  • interestingch...

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    Mar 15, 2016 1:40 PM GMT
    Why is that, so they can fuck even more people ?????????
    Crooks in action is what I call them.
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    Mar 15, 2016 3:36 PM GMT
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    Mar 15, 2016 4:13 PM GMT
    Lmao, we have nothing to hide, so who's the coward if I'm not the one hiding anything? icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 15, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
    I'm not sure, based on an article that may not be well-written and adequately researched, that perhaps the CIA isn't ACTIVELY recruiting LGBT specifically, but rather wanting to enlarge their overall recruitment pool through diversity. The larger your recruitment pool, no matter what your field of employment, the more potential talent you can presumably draw upon. It's simple mathematics.

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    Mar 15, 2016 7:23 PM GMT
    I must be cynical. The first thought that came to mind is that the CIA is looking for gay "honey traps" to entangle foreign closeted targets.

    (Maybe it's me but if I was a spy master I would certainly be fine with that. :
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    Mar 16, 2016 3:13 AM GMT
    And you thought that hot stud on Grindr was after you for your body icon_wink.gif

    This has cable soft-porn series potential written all over it.
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    Mar 16, 2016 4:33 AM GMT
    The U. S. government still seems to have a double standard regarding gays holding security clearances. In my defense industry job I get emails from Security about every 6 months reminding me that "unruly" sexual behavior is grounds for revoking a clearance. There's no explanation of what "unruly" means, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if Grindr qualifies.

    There is of course a disclaimer stating that "sexual orientation alone" is not grounds for denying or revoking a security clearance - but even my str8 coworkers have remarked that the wording seems to imply orientation is a factor. Sort of brings to mind the Catholic church's policy where it's OK to be gay, as long as you don't have sex with men.

    They have never officially announced a change in the "rules" since the days of the Cold War, when gays were not allowed to hold security clearances and would lose their jobs if they were discovered. The only way to find out what's acceptable is to go to the security office, make a "full disclosure" of your orientation, your sexual behavior, your partners, whatever they choose to ask you about, and then accept whatever fate they decide to hand you.
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    Mar 16, 2016 5:22 AM GMT
    Yeah, and every time I went on travel, they used to tell me to write down, word for word any conversation I had with any non-US citizen and turn in the transcript to the security goons. icon_rolleyes.gif
    For a while, I'd grab an extra copy of any meeting agendas and just send that in. After a while, I just started ignoring everything those retards said.

    There was never any reaction, either way.

    Silly story: First big post-cold-war conference where we actually got to meet face-to-face with the Russians who were working on the same topic. (Not even remotely sensitive or classified stuff.) It was in that big conference center in Davos, where you see world leaders meeting on TV. Everyone was being very polite and (figuratively) scratching each other's back. But there was this one Russian guy who just lit into me. He was convinced that the CIA was copying his personal lab notebooks every night and sending the translations directly to me. Then I was publishing all of his ideas before he had a chance to! I have no idea who this guy was.

    At first, I thought this must be "Russian humor," but he seemed to be serious.
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    Mar 16, 2016 7:15 AM GMT
    I love your reference from "Laugh In" 60's tv comedy.

    1st thing that comes to mind for me due to my Navy service and Navy best friend experiences, is that there will be haters that will covertly undermine your work experience. Once I couldn't get all my work supplies on a plane to Mainland Japan and a coworker delayed me getting what I needed for 6 months. My best friend gained alot of weight due to stressers on his ship finally using his disclosure to be released from service.

    People talk, secrets are only in your mind.

    Spies get killed, tortured or maimed. Yeah
    No thanks

    Never again volunteer yourself
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