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    The following are INFORMATION, ARTICLES and OTHER that I found interesting for the day, week , month. My PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS are added to the information based on my EXPERIENCES in the SECURITY and INTELLIGENCE professions. If YOU have ARTICLES or OTHER you would like placed on the site, please do not hesitate to send them to me with YOUR OPINIONS at efpipps@gmail.com. I look forward to ALL of your comments and information.

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY — THURSDAY 7/3

BATTLE STRATEGY OF THE DAY:

A TIMELINE ON THE AMERICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE

http://faculty.washington.edu/qtaylor/a_us_history/am_rev_timeline.htm

Read and learn about the war for independence.  Nicely done.  Take note of February 27, 1782, which is the date the British voted not to fund the war any longer against the Americans.  It is amazing over history that when you stop the funding, you “cut the head off of the snake” and it dies.  I believe we could use this in modern times.

DAYS UNTIL NEXT POTUS ELECTION:

858 DAYS, 18 HOURS, 11 MINUTES, 45 SECONDS

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“This July 4th, cut the T.V. off for the holiday, enjoy the weather, enjoy good company, enjoy life in this great country and celebrate what our forefathers, and men who actually knew what they were doing, HANDED to us.  It is/was greatness, freedom and individuality.  Acknowledge these, appreciate these, enjoy these,..greatest of all gifts.”

-Emiel Fisher, American

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

What exactly is/was the role of the CIA in knowing what was happening in Iraq presently?  Is our number one intelligence agency so out of touch with what they should be doing that Iraq could fall to pieces so fast and they knew nothing.  I truly believe that the CIA gets most of their information now days from CNN.  The reason for intelligence is to stay ahead of the ball, not behind it.  We cannot keep funding an organization that counts continued FAILURE as SUCCESS.  Computers have become the CIA’s supposed life blood, and that is sad.  Computers will not save you people, they are a tool, not the game.  You trust people you should not, and you don’t trust people you should.  I know what one of the problems is and that is the taking in of too much information.  You cannot handle all of it.  You should FOCUS as my mother used to say.  Prioritize what is most important and DO YOUR JOB which is gathering HUMINT.  It is a tough job, NO JOKE, that is why you are supposed to be SO SMART.  Figure out a way to do it.  Computers and drones are not going to do this.  Leave the computers to the NSA geek/freaks, leave the drones to JSOC.  You should gather INTELLIGENCE.  Cut the TV off also, most of the crap out of it is just that.

RULE OF THE DAY:

“Be the part, look the part.”  If you want to be in the protection business in the one percentile, then you must do everything that is necessary to accomplish this.  It is not easy, if it were, many more would attain the status of being in the one-percentile, the very best in the field.  There is education, there is training, there is working out, there is continuing education, there is networking, there is honor, there is truth, there is doing one’s best every day.  The list goes on.  You must live by a code, and that code is to be true to yourself every day.  No one can stay in the one-percentile forever.  Physical limitations can take over, life changes, responsibilities outside of the life infringe.  The point is, you must recognize this when it occurs and accept it.  You will then step down and acknowledge the fact that the profession provided for you and your family, but to try and keep going when what you are selling to the public is not up to par to the level it needs to be, is a lie and unacceptable.  There are other things one can do in the profession with the knowledge base you have acquired.

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