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FBI and CIA

  1. Nov 26, 2007 #1
    I watch tv quite often, US movies
    I don't know how they differ.

    But something like "Hey John! Hands up or I'll shoot!" sounds really cute
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2007 #2

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    The FBI is the Federal Bureau of investigations and they handle crimes that cross state borders, but are domestic (within the US). The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) is international and handles a broader range of criminal activity, specifically gathering intelligence (espionage, terrorism).
     
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  4. Nov 26, 2007 #3

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    CIA basically operates outside the borders of the US, although there has been overlaps, and moreso recently.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA
    and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Strategic_Services
     
  5. Nov 26, 2007 #4

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    The central intelligence agency is the more badass one.

    Coolness chart:

    Cop FBI CIA
    |_____|_______|
     
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  6. Nov 26, 2007 #5

    Astronuc

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    This makes me think of Colonel Flagg on the MASH TV series. :rofl:
     
  7. Nov 26, 2007 #6

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    You forgot one

    Cop FBI CIA DOM
    |____|____|____|


    I now fill this area with blank space, with absolutely nothing underneath it.

    Nothing. I swear.

    I don't even know why you're reading this still

    DOM being department of mathematics, naturally (what's the right color to do this in? I was too lazy to try a bunch of number combinations out)

    Second edit: I lied, i went to the source page and started trying different background colors mentioned in it. No success yet, but apparently a lot of stuff has a .gif for the background, which may kill any chance of success
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2007 #7
    i dont think the cia has any mandate to uphold any laws. they are just concern with national interests
     
  9. Nov 26, 2007 #8

    Evo

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    Yes, that's why I said specifically gathering intelligence.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2007 #9

    Mk

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    Uh, new and popular past time where?
     
  11. Nov 26, 2007 #10

    arildno

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    psst..NSA..NSA
     
  12. Nov 26, 2007 #11

    jim mcnamara

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    Re: Mk's post quoting Chris Hillman--

    The local NPR station here mentioned the Seattle School Board has banned WikiPedia use by students - largely, the NPR reporter maintains, because of doctoring of Wiki articles by special interests.

    I know there are things in some Biology topics that are flat wrong or just plain weird.
    The Evolution topic area was always in chaos - I haven't looked at it for a long time.

    -Just checked there- it seems there is some sort of editorial lock on the Evolution page. Don't know how effective it is, but I guess it is needed.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2007 #12

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    Well, yeah. Both foreign and domestic intelligence gathering, code-breaking, and who knows what else. Black budgets that get rolled into other budgets so their expenditures are hidden, even from Congress.

    The CIA has a rep for foreign intelligence-gathering (spies like Valerie Plame come to mind), though their involvement in "extraordinary renditions" (torture sessions) portray them as an all-purpose organization that can be used to provide secret cover for illegal operations.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2007 #13

    Astronuc

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    Chris's post disappeared! Spooky! :biggrin:

    I heard about a guy who has developed a tool which tracks IP address editing Wikipedia in order to show who is editing the articles.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2007 #14

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    I believe that the CIA must observe US laws within US borders, but outside, they appear to have carte blanche to violate international law, and perhaps even US law - e.g. extraordinary rendition, which is essentially kidnapping.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2007 #15

    Moonbear

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    Psssst....

    It's ededed.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2007 #16

    Mk

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    The NSA is a bunch'a mathematics and cryptography PhDs; by most people's standards, that is not more badass than a CIA agent.
     
  18. Nov 26, 2007 #17
    handling a broad range of criminal activity and gathering intelligence don't have anything to do with each other unless the criminal activity is the act of gathering intelligence.

    edit: when it comes to the cia i mean. for the fbi, handling criminal activity and gathering intelligence have a lot in common
     
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