Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 19-6-2014: Spies Like Us

Hmmm … 

That’s that started on, then.

Just so you know, I’m jobhunting.   

Which means, of course, I’m on benefits, at the mo.

No, that’s not easy.

And yes, it means I have to do what the job centre tells.

Which is fair enough.

Saying that … ?

Today, I have to start a regime of daily visits to the Job Centre.   Thankfully, that’s only around the corner from me.

And next week … ?   Next I have to start on a Fresh Start Course.

Which possibly sounds like I’m expected to be in two places at once.

On top of this … ?   I’ve ALSO had to tell the section of the Job Centre that runs the Mandatory Work Programme, exactly why I was at the Saint Francis Hospice Charity Shop for two days.   They think I was there for one.

Sounds like the branch’s manageress hasn’t told them she gave me my marching orders at Four in the afternoon: and didn’t tell me the complete story of WHY she was booting me off the placement.

Don’t you just hate that … ?

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring three out of six.

Lets see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 19th June saw Julius and Ethel Rosenburg executed for spying on the USA.   In which year of the 1950s … ?
Q2) Which country were they spying for … ?
Q3) They were passing information about what, to the enemy: encryption, the A-bomb or US Army plans … ?
Q4) At which prison were they executed: Alcatraz, Sing Sing or Folsom … ?
Q5) In which US state is that prison … ?
Q6) Moving on … what’s the name of the USA’s intelligence agency … ?
Q7) What’s the UK’s foreign intelligence agency … ?
Q8) The chief of that agency is known by which letter: M, C, X or I … ?
Q9) What name Britain’s counter-intelligence and security service … ?
Q10) Britain’s signals intelligence is the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ.   In which Gloucestershire town is GCHQ … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th June, 1965, saw the UK government introduce a drink driving limit: of 80 milligrams of alcohol, per 100 cc of what … ?
A1) Blood.
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the breathalyser introduced?
A2) 1967.
Q3) 18th June, 2006, saw which Stan launch its first satellite … ?
Q4) 18th June, 2009, saw NASA launch a robot spacecraft: at what object?
A4) The Moon.
Q5) 18th June, 2012, saw Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud named as Crown Prince of where … ?
Q6) Finally … 18th June, 1941, saw the birth of Britain’s best-selling cookery author.   Who is she?
A6) TV presenter, and Norwich City FC director, Delia Smith.
I’ll leave you with Espionage

And this thought …

“No spy, however astute, is proof against relentless interrogation. Some unforeseen circumstance, some trivial lapse, is pounced upon, exploited by the interrogator, until a break is complete.”
Lt-Col Robin Stephens, Commandant of Camp 020, Britain’s wartime Nazi interrogation centre.
Enjoy the day … 

*        Oh, Debbi, did you see that Apple have introduced a new lower-priced and specced iMac?   Don’t you just hate that, when they do that, just after you’ve bought one?   (Same happened to me: I got Bruce the Mini, and about a month later … !)   At ANY rate … ?   I’m sort of glad to see it.   It’s an affordable option I can look at saving up towards!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know. The minute I buy something techie, a cheaper version comes out!

1. 1953
2. the Soviet Union
3. the A-bomb
4. Sing Sing
5. New York
6. the CIA
7. MI6
8. M
9. MI5
10. Cheltenham