"Something's Up" In America's Big Berg
Selected Poems from The Alaska Mystery Collection
and The Tree Series
by Paula Marie Rose
November 9, 2012.
Expect the unexpected is a fairly good rule of thumb; especially when the CIA is involved.
Today's announcement that the CIA Director, David Petraeus, is resigning due to having an extramarital affair, is currently making headlines.
I figured "Something's Up!" when I noted an increase in website traffic to this chapter of Frozen Fiefdom, earlier this morning. A few folks had the CIA on the brain this AM, and must have had some reason for their search.
Below is a Nov. 1, 2012 email I sent to an employee at the CIA, who may or may not be the CIA website administrator, but his name and email came up while I was hunting for that info. I haven't received a direct reply, and don't really expect to. I haven't noticed that particular IP having another scout round Frozen Fiefdom, but I would presume that the CIA uses some sort of masking or proxy servers while doing most of its sniffing. (Note to Readers: This email also appears in the chapter entitled "The Charlotte Chronicles. Family Fun is Never Done!"
Over the last year or so, I've emailed the CIA a few general inquires, and some specific statements which have not been answered. I suppose that they have some reason for the lack of response, but I haven't heard what it might be.
We can all speculate as to why the CIA wouldn't answer some questions from a taxpaying US Citizen; seems to me that even the standard "FOIA That!" would have been a better reply that none. The Dead Air silence from them seems just a touch reminiscent of that deafening silence from my family when I asked them some specific questions. I no longer believe in coincidences, and similarities do appear to be stacking up in several areas of my life.
I have chosen to not include the other emails that I have sent to the CIA, and they have chosen to not respond to them. I'm fairly certain I know why, but I'll give them another opportunity to clear the air before I wave any possible dirty laundry of theirs. It belongs to a "Body," and I am still investigating who the bulging laundry basket belongs to. A laundromat might need to be engaged to do the washing...
I also completed their online employment application sometime in November 2007, but no employment offers or rejection notices have come through. That was expected, as Gail stated in her October 25, 2007 email, that I was too "aged out" to work for the CIA. And it certainly does sound as if she might be very familiar with their employment requirements, and restrictions.
I figured that they'd overlook my birth date, once they saw my sensational skills set which includes: documents destruction by fire (cover your ash!), the awesome ability to accessorize (Dress Up, Down, or Off), and The top trick of the trade...using all "Tools" at hand. That includes Yours. Even they have to appreciate my willingness to do that! I also converse well in English, ManSpeak, DoubleSpeak, and Body Language; learning FedSpeak.
And I have many questions that personnel hanging around the water cooler might be able to answer. Seemed logical to me; learn a new job, get some answers, receive a paycheck. What's not to like about that?
Like a good Fed would, I deleted the name of the CIA Entertainment Industry Liaison who answered my email. I'm practicing for the day when I get on the Payroll. The
@ucia.gov portion I feel free to leave in, as they are a
publicly funded entity, after all.
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|Date:||Wed, 2 Jan 2008 22:56:29 -0800 (PST)|
|From:||"Paula Rose" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: Information, please.|
Thank you for contacting the CIA. Given the time span and your areas of
interest, I would rcmd that you file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request. The FOIA procedures are attached below.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests Frequently Asked Questions:
How to file a FOIA Request
How to file a FOIA Request
The Four Essential Elements of a Request Letter:
Paula Rose wrote:
> Happy New Year!
> I am currently researching for, and writing a book in which some background information from the CIA would be very helpful. I would like to visit your HQ later this week or early next week to speak with someone regarding several topics.
> 1. Remote area communications systems used prior to 1985, and the equipment models. I assume there was something used other than smoke signals, and the flashing of pocket mirrors, or flashlights. Those methods worked well in Alaska, however.
> 2. Does the CIA currently, or in the past, engage the services of those who claim to have what are commonly known as psychic abilities such as remote viewing, telepathy, and precognition? If so, were the results useful and accurate a majority of the time?
> 3. What is the main motivating factor for any CIA personnel who double dips, and how many are eventually caught?
> 4. Is there a common factor which draws candidates to apply to the CIA which appears after your psychological profiling, or a general profile which covers the majority of the employees?
> I'm certain I shall think of other questions once I see the facility and the conversation warms. My impression of the CIA and its personnel has been modified over the last few years, mainly due to bad press coverage. I'd like to see for myself exactly how your operation is managed, and meet some of its representatives.
> My background in the tricks and tools of spying is very near zero, so I will also make time to visit your museum.
> Looking forward to your prompt reply.
> Paula Rose
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