Monthly Archives: October 2011

Policing Contractor Fraud, Waste and Abuse


One of the best ways to police the contractor community is through an active program of suspension and debarment!  GAO writes: Reports & Testimonies Legal Decisions & Bid Protests About GAO Careers Multimedia Resources For … Suspension and Debarment: Some … Continue reading

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HS and EM and Walter Heisenberg


One of the blogs I frequently post comments on is HLSWatch.com! Today’s post on that blog invites readers to submit essays to a contest that requests new terms or concepts that might have application to HS. I don’t plan to … Continue reading

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Risk Management


The Disaster Roundtable series [hopefully reenergized by Ellis Stanley as new head] will hold a session on Wednesday on Risk Assessment. From one background source: Risk management From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For non-business risks, see risk, and the disambiguation … Continue reading

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The USA and the Present World Order!


The death of MQ in Libya prompts this post! It does appear that Libya and Tunisia will have undergone regime change this year. Other fall out from the Arab spring largely unascertainable now although some leadership changes like Mubarak in … Continue reading

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The States of Mexico [31]!


More on prior post! Political divisions of Mexico From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “States of Mexico” redirects here. Not to be confused with the state-type political division of Mexico named Mexico, see State of Mexico. For the various countries named … Continue reading

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MEXICO–A Failed State?


Push is coming to shove with our neighboring state-Mexico. Personally I view it as a failed state now but substantial arguments exist that it is not. Oddly the USA is now demonstrating that it also may well be a failed … Continue reading

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US Embassies and Consulate Ops!


Since I am an advocate for NO repeat NO  State Department or USAID budget but instead just use 5 or 10% of the DOD budget for that purpose and over the next several decades increase the STATE Department and USAID … Continue reading

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GAS PIPELINES-TRANSPORT AND TARGETS


Natural Gas pipelines have tentacles reaching worldwide. Despite that they are largely unregulated IMO and also unprotected CI [critical infrastructure]! One might ask why? List of natural gas pipelines From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of pipelines … Continue reading

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FOOD STAMPS and THE DRAFT!


From a recent Washington Times article: “The pool from which the military recruits is already getting smaller. In 1973, the year the draft ended and the all-volunteer force arose, 90 percent of males, ages 17 through 24, qualified based on … Continue reading

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The FATE of Christians in MENA!


Most of the MSM in the USA follow the continuing saga of Christian  interaction with followers of Islam in this country. In MENA [Middle East North Africa] treatment of Christian populations in that area often are the subject of MSM … Continue reading

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