It bears without repeating to note that all power at the top level must be separated in to at least 3 co-equal branches. Not one single power should dominate.
Preen into the back of time…
“When asked whether Communists really worked for the abolition of state power, Chinese Dictator Mao Zedong wrote: “Yes, we do, but not right now; we cannot do it yet. Why? Because imperialism still exists, because domestic reaction still exists, because classes still exist in our country. Our present task is to strengthen the people’s state apparatus – mainly the people’s army, the people’s police and the people’s courts – in order to consolidate national defense and protect the people’s interests.” But what does this answer actually amount to? In essence, Mao could never give up power.”
Also, getting to the meat of the matter:
“Having lost its moral anchor, and any sense of community with forebears, the self drifts with the currents of consumer society. “
Filed under: Corruption, Destruction, Heads Up, Leadership
Leaders must stand during disasters, even if they created it. A Captain has been accused of Manslaughter. This thing from front to end strikes me as a poor leadership and complacency. Court is not in session yet, but there is much to learn from this thing…. whatever it is.
“Theres some important issue here. If the captain set the course and the officer of the watch was NOT allowed to deviate from it even if he suspected that it was dangerous THEN this goes against everything I was trained to do as a navigating cadet when I was on tankers many moons ago. In my days we had no sat nav so the responsbility was clearly with the officer of the watch….period. Now if I read this correctly what the article is saying is that sat navs systems are pre set by the captain and no deviation is allowed……If thats right then this is a technology assisted collision where responsbility has shifted away from the officer of the watch. If its true this is how its happened then this will happen again..”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087704/Costa-Concordia-captain-Francesco-Schettino-ordered-cruise-ship-coastguard.html#ixzz1jmnrSIpR
01/28/12 – A play by play on the Navigation of Concordia during incident.
Filed under: Education, Fail, Leadership
There is some chatter that is reminiscent of Rome . The inevitible empire – Stratfor
There is some graphical detail surrounding SOPA and why Hollywood sucks. Many answers are pooling in.
Some spice as Kahneh.
A cover letter from someone I thought was me.
Reserves are ramping up.
SCOTUS wins a rung for Religious Liberty
Teen risk and learning (and/or)
Not all Islams are equal
The real handling of the middle east
Overcriminalization – As Federal Crime List Grows, Threshold of Guilt
Lack of innovation
We are sinking under obama’s policies
FBI to launch nationwide facial recognition service
For guys fun – Simple Pickup
True marxist rejection of Civil rights leader John Lewis. (VID)
The only #occupywallstreet protester that has a clue:
Is Islamic law to blame?
THEY Make OWS violent
Filed under: Leisure, Punch List, Viewing
I would like everyone in the world to have it.
Please give the guy a donation. Please.
Filed under: Education