The Signpost: The Year of the Signpost

When I was growing up, the newsstands of the 1950s and 1960s were stocked with books like The Signposts of the World by Charles Lindbergh, the book that sparked the first transatlantic flight and inspired the formation of the United States Air Force.

These books gave a sense of the future of the world, and their contents made me feel a sense the world was not quite what I’d hoped it was.

In those days, I had no idea what it was like to be a woman, or to see a woman in a military uniform.

The idea of women in military uniforms was still far from being a thing.

In the 1950’s and 1960’s, there were a lot of things happening that would give you a sense that you were witnessing a different world.

One of those things was the creation of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), a division of the FBI that was responsible for investigating and prosecuting people accused of espionage, treason, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

The OSS became a tool to harass and intimidate people.

The CIA and the Pentagon also were involved in OSS investigations, but there was no overt intimidation.

In 1961, the OSS began investigating the activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

That year, the Communist leader, Fidel Castro, died.

After his death, the Soviet Union, which was seeking to topple the Cuban government, established an OSS office in the Philippines and used it to investigate and prosecute members of the Filipino Communist Party.

The investigation was called the “Cuban Coup” and was based on a conspiracy theory that Fidel Castro was a Russian agent and a communist, and was attempting to overthrow the government of Cuba by staging a coup d’etat.

The evidence used to support this theory included an affidavit written by the Philippines’ foreign minister and signed by a Soviet intelligence officer that described a meeting between Fidel Castro and the CIA agent in question, the man who would later become known as “El Presidente.”

The CIA agent had provided the Soviet agent with documents and other evidence that supported the theory, including the signature of the CIA officer who had given the document to Castro.

In 1967, a United States District Court judge ruled that the OCS had no jurisdiction over the Philippines, and the case was dismissed.

A year later, the Philippine government filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to compel the ODS to open an investigation into the activities and conduct of the Philippine Communist Party in the 1950 and 1960 years.

In 1978, the DOJ sent a memorandum to the Department of the Treasury, asking it to take action against the OSP for allegedly engaging in unlawful and unprofessional conduct, including “failing to take any action against [the OSP] for any of the reasons outlined in the OSC report.”

On July 15, 1980, a few months after President Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, the Department sent a letter to the OTS asking it, among other things, to investigate the alleged “illegal conduct” of the OSA, and for its actions to be taken to “impose any penalties” for the alleged violations of the law.

The letter stated that the alleged conduct, as well as the “unlawful” investigation of the alleged activities, were “not only unlawful, but also constitute an abuse of process.”

The DOJ also demanded that the Philippine Attorney General investigate the “violations of law and regulations” of OSA and that the Philippines “immediately cease all actions that are prohibited by the Constitution of the Republic of the Filipinos.”

The Philippine government was also demanding that the Office open an official investigation of OSS, and that it take action “to punish those responsible” for any “illegal or unlawful acts” in the Philippine “coup” years.

To many Filipinos, the allegations were shocking and distressing.

One prominent critic of the government, former senator and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, wrote to then-U.

S to President Ronald Regan, asking that the DOJ “take action against these agents” for “their actions that have been and continue to be illegal, illegal and unprovoked.”

Trillays letter, written in 1987, is available online here.

In this case, Trillay wrote to Reagan that the actions of the Department and OTS were illegal and unlawful and were “totally out of order.”

Trilays letter to Reagan is available here.

Reagan responded, “It is a sad day when the United Nations has become the venue for the promulgation of falsehoods and for the deliberate and malicious vilification of the most important organization in the history of the human race.”

He added that “such actions are against the law of the land.”

When I asked Trilles if he thought that the United Nation was an agency that should be investigated for alleged violations by the OOS, he responded that it was “not the agency

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