Tag Archives: bureaucracy

Form v. Function: Warriors As Bureaucrats

Musashi wrote that it matters not which stance one adopts in combat, whether it be the low guard or the high guard, the left stance or the right stance, adding that the way of strategy is in cutting down the … Continue reading

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Dueling Concepts on American Sniper

I wonder why it is so difficult for some to entertain two concepts simultaneously.  Take for instance the conflict between the North and South United States from 1861-1865.  Is it really difficult for someone to be at the same time … Continue reading

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Whoopi’s inadvertent admission

The subject was Dr. Ben Carson and his views on reforming the dysfunctional health care industry in the United States, however, the subject of welfare and other government handouts prompted an emotional response from the once welfare queen, Whoopi Goldberg. … Continue reading

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The individual: Detroit’s elementary crime response.

“If you’re confronted with an immediate threat to your safety, you’re not going to have time to dial 911,” Sometimes stating the obvious is necessary, yet the message gets lost in the churn of politics. The new police chief in … Continue reading

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Corrupt Bureaucrats to Investigate Corruption

25Aug13:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/blackmoney/ http://www.freehgroup.com I rented several documentaries from the library over the weekend. One of which was a PBS Frontline episode on the BAE systems corruption scandal. The documentary detailed how lucrative contracts between the government of Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading

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Right Mindedness & Free Speech

Takuan Soho, the Zen monk and mentor to the famous Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, wrote extensively on the importance of “right mindedness” in the realm of military strategy and tactics. His deep wisdom and wise counsel led him to become … Continue reading

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AFRICOM General disciplined for fraud, waste & abuse…

Former US Africa Command Commanding General, William “Kip” Ward, has been given “a room with a view” at the Pentagon while he awaits disciplinary action on allegations of fraud, waste and abuse: “…the inspector general found several instances in which … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Union boss indicted…

For 33 years, Terence J. Bonner was paid to be a Border Patrol Agent.  Rather than fulfilling his duties as a law enforcement officer, for 22 of those years, his full time job was to act as the head of the National … Continue reading

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United Nations Hypocrisy on Display

$17.2 Billion per year…the U.S. pays 22%…

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Shaking Jowls of Indecision

“Nobody denies that the principles according to which a police department is operated differ essentially and radically from the principles applied in the conduct of a profit-seeking enterprise”. Ludwig von Mises,  Bureaucracy He was about to do it again; the … Continue reading

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