POLITICAL: Cut Defense Spending

Monday, February 25, 2013

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/16-ways-to-cut-defense-spending-7/

16 Ways to Cut Defense Spending
The greatest threat to our national security is how much our militarism costs.
By JON BASIL UTLEY • February 22, 2013

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1) The military is top-heavy with officers and generals compared to enlisted men, with far more proportionately today than during World War II. The military is still trained and designed mostly for mass mobilization to refight World War II: tanks, aircraft-carrier strike groups, and fighter planes for dogfights and to shoot down bombers only Russia has. Yet Russia’s military is a shadow of its former self, plagued and demoralized by Putin-era corruption. China is dynamic, defensive, and prospers with peace.

Basing one’s military on past wars’ lessons is nothing new. British generals entered World War I with horse cavalry and the strategy of Napoleon. It’s common to start wars with the strategy of 75 years before.

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What a joke.

Let’s reform into the Department of DEFENSE!

The Swiss have it right; be a hedgehog.

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PRODUCTIVITY: One way to KILL it

Monday, February 25, 2013

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/02/23/1634244/mayer-terminates-yahoos-remote-employee-policy?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

Mayer Terminates Yahoo’s Remote Employee Policy
Posted by timothy on Saturday February 23, @11:34AM
from the gonna-ask-you-to-come-in-on-saaaaaturday dept.
An anonymous reader writes
“AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher reported and tweeted that Marissa Mayer (CEO since July 2012) has just sent an all-hands email ending Yahoo’s policy of allowing remote employees. Hundreds of workers have been given the choice: start showing up for work at HQ (which would require relocation in many cases), or resign. (They can forget about Yahoo advice pieces like this). Mayer has also been putting her stamp on Yahoo’s new home page, which was rolled out Wednesday.”

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Because if you can’t see people working, there’s just no other way to manage them.

I’d feel the stock!

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