Well, I'm not, but this board is a home to them. In conjunction with the Snowden thread next door -- you know, the one misnamed Repealing The Patriot Act -- I have now counted a total of 5 (of course) posters on this board who have disclosed to me, in threads, PMs or on private channels, that they have special connections to US intelligence services, which is Why They Know Stuff. This tells us a number of important things: One, if Wordforge wanted, we could rule the world, or make a pretty good run at it. Two, if you want to keep the United States safe, consider this: These are of course extremely trustworthy, secretive people, all of them; they would have to be to enjoy such special confidence. And this obviously conforms exactly to the impeccable character we have seen from them and all WF posters over the decades. If questioned, they would deny; if caught, they would dissemble; if tortured, they would die before dishonour. However, the one thing under the Sun that yet tempts even these keepers of secrets to break trust, if ever so slightly, to hint at their secrets, and potentially to expose themselves and ultimately their contacts to the world, is the chance of berating or perhaps just impressing a semi-anonymous probably-German user on a Trek-spin-off BBS. Which just goes to show that this is the right accent after all for me to point out that Ve Haf Vayz Of Making You Speack. Three, for all of the same reasons, this might also explain why the US is in the situation in which it does find itself right now, and it also suggests that Snowden's contribution to said downfall might have been slightly less unique than previously thought. Four, Carré vastly overestimated his fellow man. And Five, it just so happens that the part that they can't tell even me, the bit they absolutely can't speak about even after having said so much, is the bit of information that would prove their point. For said secret, though unspeakable, always happens to conform exactly with their political views. This is heartening, because it shows that the US intelligence trusts, if not the most discreet, at least the most realistic of political actors with its confidence. So, hail Discordia, I guess. I am not applying; may the all-seeing eye look another way.