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Monday, June 28, 2010

10 alleged Russian secret agents arrested in United States

Shades of the Cold War

WASHINGTON (Las Vegas Review Journal, full story at RJ site) -- The FBI has arrested 10 people for allegedly serving for years as secret agents of Russia's intelligence organ, the SVR, with the goal of penetrating U.S. government policymaking circles. According to court papers unsealed Monday, the FBI intercepted a message from SVR headquarters, Moscow Center, to two of the defendants describing their main mission as "to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US." Intercepted messages showed they were asked to learn about a broad swath of topics including nuclear weapons, U.S. arms control positions, Iran, White House rumors, CIA leadership turnover, the last presidential election, the Congress and political parties.

Baby Boomer Icons

If you remember all of these you are a Baby Boomer.

 45 spindle              Green Stamps              Metal Ice cube trays
Beanie and Cecil           Roller-skate keys             Cork pop guns

Marlin  Perkins           Drive in   Movies              Drive  in restaurants

           Car Hops                             Studebakers                         Topo Gigio
Washtub wringers      The Fuller Brush Man    Clem Kadidahopper    Sky King    Reel-To-Reel Recorders

Tinkertoys          Erector Sets              Lincoln Logs

15 cent hamburgers                  5 cent packs of baseball cards                   Mr Cub         Penny candy

15 cent a gallon gasoline           Jiffy Pop popcorn       5 cent stamps

Gum wrapper chains                        Chatty Cathy dolls                    

5 cent Cokes

Speedy Alka-Seltzer                                  

Cigarettes for Christmas            
Falstaff Beer

Burma Shave signs            
Brownie camera                                    
Flash bulbs

Black and white TV & Test patterns                                        
Old Yeller                          
Chef Boy-AR-dee

Fire escape tubes                                  
Timmy and Lassie                    

Ding Dong Avon calling

Aluminum Christmas Trees

McHales Navy

Roy Rogers

Kula, Fran and Ollie

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