"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
Yes. I understood "Lawn Dart" referred to any single engine jet aircraft, including, but not exclusively, the F-16, i.e. if the engine dies, it becomes a "lawn dart."
Since the Army does not own or operated fixed wing combat aircraft, that is the only portion which is based on fact.
I would also add that the government should not be forcing (coercing) banks to make mortgages that are riskier than they would otherwise make.
IT IS "ROTE," NOT "WROTE."
This is the second usage in this thread so far. Good grief.
If you are going to criticize the current education system, then use the correct terms.
I remember I was at my Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill in 1991. I was in my room one night watching cable tv and one of his shows came on, Captain Scarlet, maybe.
My first reaction was that it was incredibly juvenile and poor quality with the obvious puppet strings, etc. Of course, I had no idea who Anderson was and assumed that what I was watching was a current production. I did a little research and realized who he was and what I was seeing.
I realized just how amazing it is that so much creativity can be wrung out of a medium which has fairly severe inherent limitations, at least when compared to live actors or animation.
Yes, there have been problems with inexperienced pilots, especially in the regional airlines. There was a Frontline episode a year to two ago that addressed it. One of the crashes they focused on was Colgate Air 3407 crash in Buffalo, NY. If you haven't seen that episode, you really should.
This past Sunday on the weekly morning news shows, one of them discussed this. They had Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger as a guest. He says that the claims by the aviation industry of a shortage is incorrect. The rules did not just come out of nowhere, they are not arbitrary, and the industry has had years to prepare for it. It seems that he is a voice that is hard to ignore.
And certainly your idea of what is useful and what is not is the correct one and should be enforced by law, right?
Hey, dumbass. He never said anything that his opinion should become law.
He was expressing an opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.
Stop inferring for others what you want to hear (or read).
I think that this really be generalized to "when any employee leaves the company."
The issue of under whose choice the departure occurred is pretty minor.
Really? What kind of logic is that?
Just because it has to be displayed does not mean it has to be visible from public property or that people who want to know may trespass without consequence.
Meter readers are obviously an exception to the above as this would be a condition of service.
Why is the job of Apple customers to enforce tax law?
Exactly! It is not their job nor their responsibility to enforce tax law.
There is so much flawed logic in this thread, it is becoming silly.
And yet, if everyone respect the spirit of the law instead of finding holes in the letter of it
The problem is, right now, the biggest and richest corporations and individuals can escape a large chunk of the tax that they are supposed to be paying
1. The law is about the words used to write it. That is how it is enforced, not through some notion of "spirit."
2. If they are supposed to be paying it and are not, they are breaking the law, and if so, they should be prosecuted accordingly. If they are not breaking the law, then they obviously do not have to pay it, based on how the corporation chooses to place or otherwise handle their assets.
If they are 'gaming" the system in some way, the fault is not the corporation but the government agencies charged with interpreting and enforcing the tax laws, the legislative bodies which created them, and ultimately, the voters who elected the members of those legislative bodies.
The Supreme Court does not "convict."
They will either uphold or overturn a lower court's ruling.
I think I know what you meant to say, but words have meaning.
Small diesels are a much better alternative to gasoline / ethanol through the near future (10-20 years). VW, Jeep (diesel Liberty 2005-06), and others have shown this already.
They are well understood and have an existing fuel distribution infrastructure.
The first time I was deployed there 2007-08, we were all issued Doxycycline for malaria prevention. The only significant side effects that I noticed was increased sensitivity to the sun, sometimes a mild upset stomach, and the slight annoyance of having to remember to take it every day. OK, not a big deal, unless you spend almost all of your day outside in a hot, cloudless environment. Rats... Even though the uniform does a good job of protecting against sunburn and, whenever possible, I wore the sun hat (a.k.a. "boonie" hat) vice the patrol cap or helmet, I did get some sun burn. Even today, I can look at my hands and see where my sleeves stopped on my hands.
We were told that mefloquine was an available alternative and that the advantages included only having to take it once per week and it didn't increase sensitivity to sunlight. So, after about 8 months in theater, I asked to switch. A few months later, when I was getting to the end of my deployment, I noticed that I was having auditory hallucinations. I'm not talking about "hearing voices," but rather it was like I was hearing sounds differently. I would hear normal sounds to my peripheral and there would be an added intensity to it that would get my attention. It is not an easy thing to describe and I know that I'm not doing it very well. At times, I would find myself on edge. Not the "draw my weapon and turn toward the threat"-type of reaction, but rather an always on edge, always guarded reaction. Considering that we were immersed with the Aghan soldiers (speaking a different language with a different culture and considerably less educated) almost daily, it was already a stressful situation. We also knew that there were informants to the Taliban amongst the Afghan Army junior enlisted ranks. Adding a pharmaceutical factor to the mix only made it slightly more intense.
What really scared the crap out of me about it was that the change had been so slow and subtle that it had crept up on me over a period of time without me noticing it.
I immediately switched back to Doxycycline and within a couple of months the side effects were gone.
The second time I was there (2010-2011), none of the medical professionals even mentioned mefloquine as an option. I took my Doxycycline and that was it.
I am not saying whether or not mefloquine was a factor in Bales actions. I am not a medical professional. I would say, based on my experience, that if he was taking mefloquine for an extended period of time, it could have been a factor.
> What exactly are we trying to force the Afghans to do?
We are not trying to -force- the Afghans to do anything. Fundamentally, we are doing two things:
1. Security. We (US military + NATO / ISAF military + other militarys) are trying to help them create a credible security force (Afghan police forces + Afghan military) so that they can secure their borders against Talilban, Al Quada, & other external threats as well as against internal threats (criminal), Taliban et al.
2. Governance. We (US government + European governments + other governments) are trying to help them create a legitimate government,
Part of why this is hard is that the first requires the second.
I am familiar with all of this because I have been there twice. The first time, I worked with an Afghan Army in a training / mentoring role.