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The CIA has a Team of Clairvoyants (in the news)

 
Twonstradamus

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07/14/2016 04:30 PM

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The CIA has a Team of Clairvoyants (in the news)
If the CIA had a crystal ball, then they would probably not be routinely blindsided by world events. Lacking such a device, the agency has endured notable analytical failures. During the early 1990s, sudden collapses of Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, and the Soviet Union seemingly appeared without warning.

Strategic surprises have always been a problem for intelligence agencies. The material impossibility of having eyes everywhere requires making judgments without seeing a complete picture, let alone the future. Assessing the likeliness of future rare political events has had dubious reliability.

Thus, in 1994, the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence commissioned the Political Instability Task Force (PITF), formerly known as the State Failure Task Force, a clairvoyant-esque squad of social-scientist brainiacs charged with churning global political data into global instability forecasts...



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07/14/2016 04:33 PM
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Re: The CIA has a Team of Clairvoyants (in the news)
With unlimited surveillance.. Clairvoyance is not longer as useful as it once was..

The best Clairvoyants strive for 80% accuracy

Unlimited Surveillance is over 97% accurate
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Re: The CIA has a Team of Clairvoyants (in the news)
clairvoyants in the "news" so they knew before it was published?

Move THAT BUS!
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Re: The CIA has a Team of Clairvoyants (in the news)
Savage was discussing this on his show today.





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