Posts Tagged ‘United States’

The Challenge of truth telling in the Army profession

July 12, 2014 Leave a comment

If a large organization like the Army which is so renowned for the quality and caliber of its leadership and integrity as difficulties with different levels of command and leaders telling the truth to each other, how much of an unseen force is the lack of candor in commercially-based organizations where there is more self-interest among individuals?
How important is it to the culture of the organization that people can tell the truth without fear of repercussions? If that’s not one of the cultural values of the organization, what are the implications going to be for large-scale transformations that require honest and open communication?
How do we break that political and cultural barrier?

Congressional pay freeze recommendation doesn’t go far enough

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Detroit: it’s what you insisted on

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s sad to see my home town descend into such disgrace. It wouldn’t be this bad if Republicans were in charge and were really as evil as Democrats are incompetent.  Unemployed and not looking 47%  35% on foodstamps; 1000s of homes abandoned’. Population cut in half in 20 yrs

“Leaders” crying out for more dole

Meanwhile Democrat poster boy Warren Buffett is engaging in the completely legal tax avoidance behavior that is getting Google pilloried fpr prudent fisuciarily responble decisions about what to do with their money.

How The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business ...

dare people act in such a way as to deny government every possible dollar?  the nerve!

Obama re-election is already paying off

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Obama’s re-election has been profitable for us in the trading room. Unfortunately, the market is suffering just like the nation, from the election.  But you get the government you deserve. The market is taking into account that he has no record of actually being able to accomplish anything except fooling most of the people part of the time, long enough to get re-elected. Expecting him to be unable to do anything about the fiscal cliff, the repositioning overseas and into Treasuries has begun.  The best we have to look forward to is listening to 4 years of what his legacy will be, and listening to that smug hack Biden position himself for 2016

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the Obama effect: FUD


No follow-up questions for NBC?

April 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of th...

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine if this had been a Republican  political candidate. What would the list of follow-up questions have included?

  • Why do you classify this as an error?
  • Was it an error of omission or commission?
  • What is the purpose of editing?
  • Why wasn’t it posted that this was an edited call, in the same way that text edits are annotated when materieal is ommitted?
  • How do you decide if the edit is faithful to the larger original context?
  • How does this compare to your standards?
  • Is this typical of your editing process? How do you know?
  • Who monitors you?

Future Force in the news

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Budget cutting by reducing farm subsidies

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment


budget (Photo credit: 401K)

I see liberal commentators like Cenk Uygur applauding the reduction of 280B from the proposed budget, as an end to corporate crony capitalism. As if that’s not going to have an effect on the price of food, which is a disproportionally higher percentage of the budgets for the poor than the rich.

Cut 280B from subsidies, and prices will rise about….280B.  That works out to about 3K per person per year in the  US. Families currently on the margin will then need assistance to make ends meet. The cost of assistance will be passed on to the middle class, who always pays

The response will naturally be to increase the funding for food stamps, and more firmly connect the people to an all powerful natioanl government that provides for all necessities. Who could trust local and state governments, or betterm families and churches to take care of their tribes. What an odd notion these days