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for all you complainers looking for work

Nov 23, 2005 4:58AM PST

It's no secret: CIA scouting for recruits
By John Diamond, USA TODAY
LANGLEY, Va. ? The CIA has launched a crash program to clear a backlog of job applicants and hire recruits who can speak Arabic, Korean and other languages critical to national security prioritiesAs recently as five months ago, CIA applicants with sought-after skills such as fluency in Arabic or Korean faced long delays in hiring if they had relatives living overseas, CIA Director Porter Goss says.

To fill the shortage of experts in key languages and meet a presidential order for a 50% increase in analysts and overseas operatives, Goss started an end-to-end overhaul of the recruiting system.

Today, security issues that once took 18 months to overcome are being handled in a matter of weeks, according to Betsy Davis, the agency's No. 2 recruiting official.

Last year, the commission created to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks criticized the agency's lack of language experts and the delays in obtaining

so when are you sighing up?

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Good grief
Nov 23, 2005 5:10AM PST

all those 'complainers' would have to go to school for a couple of years to learn the languages, doncha think? How many 'complainers' do you think are already qualified?


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buy the way they
Nov 23, 2005 5:13AM PST

say how wrong there doing it would lead me to think they know it all allreadyHappy

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome, Mark.
Nov 23, 2005 6:07AM PST
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I'll take your word for it, Dan
Nov 23, 2005 7:05AM PST

Though I wonder if even Mark would agree with that assessment. It certainly seems to me that he just doesn't want to take the time or effort to post in a more intelligent manner. I must admit that his practice of regularly making snide, unmeaningful remarks and attacks does prejudice me.

However, I'll complain no further about his refusal to use good spelling and grammar.

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Excuse me?
Nov 23, 2005 7:20AM PST

His 'refusal'?????????

Ever consider the possibility that your superior attitude is showing and that you are assuming more than you actually know?


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for someone who boasted the other day about his
Nov 23, 2005 12:03PM PST

"several years" on these forums, i'm surprised that you still leave common decency at the dor when you walk in here....


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Solution is obvious...
Nov 23, 2005 7:31AM PST

Don't read 'em.

Saves you from aggravation and saves the rest of us from seeing yuor replies.


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Nov 23, 2005 9:01AM PST

in the first place all anyone has to do is read enough of Marks posts and his style becomes clear and very understandable! That is if someone wants to take the time. All of us make mistakes and leave out words sometimes as an example, this from Dan:

Mark, call me Dan, please.
I have asked on several occasions when others have been so rude and inconsiderate as to call me by other names. I suspect you have seen these requests and I ask that honor them.

Thank you,


Posted by: Dan McC (see profile) - 11/23/2005 2:09 PM
In reply to: (NT) and danny when are you joining? by Mark5019 Report offensive post

I suspect you have seen these requests and I ask that (s/b a 'YOU'here)honor them.

But everyone knows that a 'YOU' was implied and no one screamed! This is just the way that Mark is attacked in SE over and over for years nowSad

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glenda when a person i deem un respectable
Nov 23, 2005 9:21AM PST

makes a comment about me it dosnr bother me
and as the 3 muskateers making remarks about me its a laugh look at them are they worth 2 cents not in my eyes.

but thank you for standing by my side

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That is what friends do:)
Nov 23, 2005 9:24AM PST

You are very welcome Mark! Have a Happy ThanksgivingHappy

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3 muskateers making remarks about me
Nov 23, 2005 9:49AM PST

You've been making remarks about the 3 muskateers (and many others) for months and this one time that all 3 have a little snicker you get upset.

You and Glenda do your share of snickering.

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Nov 23, 2005 9:51AM PST

need to learn, that first you get to know people, then open mouth and insert foot! You are too new to SE to even know any of us! You came in firing the big guns and you are getting back what you fire!

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Nov 23, 2005 12:39PM PST

How long do you think JP's been posting to Speakeasy?


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you provide a good target for it
Nov 23, 2005 9:51AM PST

if the fires to hot in the kitchen jp stay out of it

snicker snicker

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Once again you are confused! LOL
Nov 23, 2005 9:53AM PST

We were not even talking to you let alone about you!
Did you forget who you were signed in again as??? LOL

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We were not even talking to you
Nov 23, 2005 9:59AM PST

Mark was talking about me, Dan and Josh,

Your the one that doesn't know, some messages were deleted in another thread,

Ask Mark

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(NT) (NT) AND I was Talking about THIS THREAD! LMAO!
Nov 23, 2005 10:09AM PST
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Talking about THIS THREAD!
Nov 23, 2005 11:58AM PST
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well as i dont think anything glenda says is foolish
Nov 23, 2005 12:04PM PST

and i see what a kind of person you are remebewr to where hard hat jp, line it with tin foil there watching you

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Nov 23, 2005 12:12PM PST

you dont think anything glenda says is foolish

Why did she say this?

We were not even talking to you let alone about you!

When YOU know YOU were referring to me, Dan and Josh? (as the 3 muskateers)

Come on Mark, Fess up

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I am Sooooooooooo sorry JP........
Nov 23, 2005 12:15PM PST

I didn't know you claimed to be a Musketeer! LMAO again!

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OK, Here is the thread you were speaking of........
Nov 23, 2005 12:22PM PST
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ok just for you ill say it sloooowlyyyy
Nov 23, 2005 12:27PM PST

well as i dont think anything glenda says is foolish
and i see what a kind of person you are remebewr to where hard hat jp, line it with tin foil there watching you

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Hello?????? Any one home?
Nov 23, 2005 12:14PM PST

Apparently I didn't read the other thread! Some don't interest me at all! So looking at it from that point of view, I WASN'T talking about you! You jumped in and ssumed something that wasn't there!

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Nov 23, 2005 12:21PM PST
I WASN'T talking about you!

Your original statement was "WE" weren't talking about or to you.

Mark was definitely talking about me when he referred to the 3 muskateers.

Hello?????? Any one home?

And you may be home, but the lights are out. ; )

I'm outa here
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In last post S/B wasn't! And if
Nov 23, 2005 12:25PM PST

you weren't talking to me, HELLO?? You shouldn't have replied the way you did to MY post! BTW my lights are on, you better check your batteries. Seems like that tin foil is interfering with your reception! And now I am done with this thread!! BuhBye!

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(NT) (NT) i think jp has his mouskater hat on backwards
Nov 23, 2005 12:28PM PST
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(NT) (NT) the sound of twilight zone im hearing
Nov 23, 2005 10:09AM PST
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Soon as they need somebody familiar with Latin and Ancient
Nov 23, 2005 6:32PM PST

Greek, and willing to study Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, I'm there.


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(NT) (NT) Stay close to the phone, Rob ;)
Nov 23, 2005 7:24PM PST