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JHB's Journal
JHB's Journal
August 28, 2022

It's a walkway under a road to provide beach access, not an "underground tunnel"

Yes, it would provide Giuliani a "secret route" simply by using the beach access rather than one of the main gates the media might be watching, but the tunnel itself is nothing mysterious or unusual.

Red circle is entrance/outlet on MAL side, yellow line is approximate path under the road.

MAL is on a barrier island. The water table there is much too high to maintain actual underground tunnels.

August 27, 2022

From October 2021: CIA admits to losing dozens of informants around the world


by Monique Beals - 10/05/21 2:24 PM ET

Leading counterintelligence officials issued a memo to all of the CIA’s global stations saying that a concerning number of U.S. informants were being captured and executed.

The CIA’s counterintelligence mission center investigated dozens of incidents in the last few years that involved killings, arrests or compromises of foreign informants. In an unusual move, the message sent via a top secret cable included the specific number of agents killed by other intelligence agencies, according to The New York Times.


The uptick in compromised informants highlights the more sophisticated ways in which foreign intelligence agencies are tracking the CIA’s actions. These mechanisms include artificial intelligence, facial recognition tools and other hacking methods, per the Times.


“No one at the end of the day is being held responsible when things go south with an agent,” Douglas London, a former CIA operative who was unaware of the cable, said to the Times. “Sometimes there are things beyond our control but there are also occasions of sloppiness and neglect and people in senior positions are never held responsible.”

Who was in charge for "the last few years" from last year? Who's always been very chummy with our adversaries, and stuffed a truck's worth of secret documents in an unsecured residence? Hmmm?

August 20, 2022

A history teacher of 40 years explains the difference between conservatives and liberals


Fifty Shades of Whey
A history teacher of 40 years explains the difference between conservatives and liberals in the simplest way he knows how


1:37 / 2:54
3:30 PM · Aug 19, 2022

Sorry, non-Twitter users, I don't know how to post the video so it will show here separately.

In Post $6 below, crickets give a quick rundown of what the retired teacher is saying.

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