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  • Deputies Discover Nine Meth Labs at Boyd County Home

    11/30/2013 6:40:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Brad Myers
    BOYD COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) -- For the second time in mere months, Boyd County Sheriff's deputies were back at a home along Martin V Drive in Cannonsburg. "This has been going on here for about seven months," Boyd County Sheriff's Sgt. Rob Donta said. "We've had a lot of complaints by the neighbors." After a months-long undercover investigation, deputies arrested Jeffrey Hurn. "Last night, we bought oxycodone pills off of him, and arrested him for trafficking a controlled substance," Donta said. After searching the property, deputies found nine meth labs. It was a discovery that didn't exactly surprise investigators. WSAZ.com...
  • Per twitter Matt Boyd: Daily Caller set to run ‘explosive story’ about Obama’s past

    10/15/2012 7:42:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 165 replies
    Per Matthwe Boyd I have an explosive story about Barack Obama's past coming tonight.
  • Police: Man accused of child endangerment after throwing baby

    03/26/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 9+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2012 | Rosemary Sobol
    A man was charged with child endangerment after throwing his 13-month-old boy during an argument with officers in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. Ahmad Boyd, 22, of the 7200 block of South Albany Avenue, was charged with endangering the life and health of a child, obstruction of traffic and resisting a peace officer, all misdemeanors, police said.
  • Is Dr. John Boyd, President of the National Black Farmers Association, even a Doctor?

    02/22/2011 10:45:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 2/22/11 | Alana Goodman
    John Boyd is the president of the National Black Farmer’s Association and has been the main media face of the Pigford settlement for over a decade. He’s been featured on numerous TV shows and in print. He’s been lauded by members of the Congressional Black Caucus and often appears beside them in public appearences. He’s been recognized by President Obama and was present at the private signing ceremony when the Pigford II settlement was signed. Here’s a question that should be simple to answer — does he actually have a doctorate that allows him to refer to himself in professional...
  • Steve Southerland (FL-2) on WFLA !! [Says he will "consider" RAISING debt ceiling)

    02/17/2011 4:40:28 AM PST · by davidosborne · 129 replies
    Steve Southerland on WFLA Preston Scott now... says he WILL “consider” raising debt ceiling.... please call in and tell him NO WAY !!! His Tallahassee office to open soon on Capital Circle accross from chik-fila Need to keep the pressure on him... For those who do not know. he is the freshman congressman (FL-2) who took out senior congressman Allen Boyd... he won because he promised to toe the line on the spending and FISCAL discipline... he has done some standing up to leadership.. but he MUST NOT give any wiggle room on raising the debt the ceiling ! PERIOD......
  • Outgoing Democrat Rep. Allen Boyd Calls Nancy Pelosi “The Face That Defeated Us”

    01/04/2011 5:06:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 4, 2011 | annem040359
    Outgoing USA House of Representative Allen Boyd, (D/FL) said it best about what was a BIG FACTOR to why the Democrats in the House lost their majority and it was all about one person, the outgoing Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: “The face that defeated us”. It was Speaker Pelosi and the out-of-control spending and over-extending of government control that in turn, created the perfect storm of angry voter backlash on November 2, 2010 which produced the conservative and tea party movement based taking back of the USA House of Representatives.
  • Dem Allen Boyd: Pelosi Is The Face That Defeated Us In The Last Election

    11/19/2010 4:19:19 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies · 2+ views
    The Hope for American ^ | 11/18/10 | Unknown
    Congressman Allen Boyd (FL-2) blames Pelosi in large part for his electoral defeat. Short video at link.
  • District by district - Florida - 02 Rep. Boyd trails by double digits

    10/27/2010 6:49:27 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) is down a dozen points in his race against Republican Steve Southerland, 38 percent to 50, with 9 percent of likely voters undecided, according to The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll. Southerland leads among males, females and middle-aged and older voters. He’s also winning 12 percent of Democrats. Boyd, meanwhile, has high unfavorable ratings. The poll found 54 percent of voters gave him unfavorable marks to the 34 percent who rated him favorably.
  • Boyd's arrest making few political waves

    05/02/2010 6:32:43 AM PDT · by Rebel-without-a-pause · 10 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Daily News ^ | Sept, 2008 | Tom McLaughlin
    U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd's office remained silent Friday on the arrest of Boyd's son John, and local representatives for both political parties said the arrest hasn't created much uproar.
  • 4 arrested in kidnap plot

    05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT · by tm61 · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 5/9/2009 | Amanda Codispoti
    Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping. Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
  • Port St. Joe: Robust Debate at Boyd Town Hall

    08/26/2009 1:52:47 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    News Herald.com Panama City ^ | 26 August 2009 | Tim Croft
    PORT ST. JOE - Congressman Allen Boyd (D-FL) walked into a lion’s den on Wednesday morning in Port St. Joe and emerged, a few proverbial bite marks later, with a clear feeling for the pulse of his constituents in this section of his district that sprawls across North Florida. Boyd, a Democrat from Monticello who repeatedly cited his alliance with the conservative Blue Dogs of his party, faced an often hostile and skeptical crowd of nearly 200 people, who filled the seats and lined the walls of the county commission meeting room for nearly two-and-a-half hours. The debate was spirited...
  • Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina

    07/27/2009 2:29:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 85 replies · 3,029+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina RALEIGH, NC—Seven individuals have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division; George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; and Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Charlotte Field Division, announced today. On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina returned a sealed seven-count indictment against the...
  • N.C. Family Accused of Plotting 'Jihad' Stopped in Israel in 2007

    07/29/2009 12:00:58 PM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 15 replies · 1,438+ views
    WGHP FOX 8 ^ | July 29, 2009 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Israel denied entry two years ago to members of a North Carolina family that includes three men accused of plotting to execute terror attacks in foreign countries, an official said Wednesday. Daniel Boyd, 39, was arrested Monday with six others, including two sons. Authorities claim Boyd was the ringleader of a group that was gearing up for a "violent jihad," though prosecutors haven't detailed any specific targets or timeframe. If convicted, the men could face life in prison. An eighth suspect is believed to be in Pakistan. Boyd's wife, Sabrina, told a Raleigh newspaper that he and...
  • Ex-Conyers aide who skipped fraud sentencing arrested in Africa

    01/03/2006 5:28:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,756+ views
    DETROIT (AP) - A former aide to U.S. Rep. John Conyers has been arrested in Africa after skipping his sentencing on a federal fraud conviction, federal authorities said. DeWayne Boyd, 49, formerly of Detroit, was arrested Friday in Accra, Ghana, said Daniel D. Roberts, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Field Office. Boyd is a former aide to Willie Brown when he was the speaker of the California Assembly. Boyd was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear at the April sentencing hearing on convictions of mail fraud, making false declarations under oath, making false statements to...
  • $80,000 in Counterfeit Goods Seized from Flea Market

    06/11/2009 1:49:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 997+ views
    WSPA.com - News ^ | June 9, 2009 | By KATHRYN FOESSEL
    Note: Photos included. On June 6, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into counterfeit goods being sold at the Flea Market at 2710 Whitehorse Road. During the investigation, operations conducted lead them to believe that Wayne Boyd and Kip Shamiker were operating booths at the Flea Market with counterfeit merchandise. Investigators say the items included DVDs, CDs, and name brand apparel including Coogi, Polo, Nike, NFL, NBA, Coach, Gucci, and Dooney and Burke. Investigators say they knew the items were fake, through security features on merchandise tags and labels.
  • Florida Congressman's Son Arrested For Human Trafficking

    09/16/2008 7:01:48 PM PDT · by esryle · 58 replies · 606+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The son of U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd is facing alien smuggling charges in Arizona. The Democratic congressman, who is seeking a seventh term this November, said Tuesday that his 30-year-old son, John Boyd, was arrested Sunday on the human trafficking charges. In a statement from his office, Congressman Boyd said his son is a grown man and must face the consequences for his actions but has the support of the family. Boyd is being challenged by Panama City Republican Mark Mulligan in the Nov. 4 general election.
  • FORTY SECOND BOYD and the big picture

    01/02/2008 1:10:53 AM PST · by Dawnsblood · 24 replies · 430+ views
    Eject! Eject! Eject! ^ | 1/1/08 | Bill Whittle
    This is a story about success and failure. It is a story about Iraq, and of something much bigger than Iraq. It is, perhaps, a small look into what makes victory, and defeat. It is a tale of infantrymen, of brave soldiers in dusty alleys a world away. It is a story of generals and strategies, too. But to understand our newfound success there, to know perhaps a little of how we achieved it and most importantly, how to keep it, we need to move away from that Mesopotamian desert and those boots on the ground, and back to a...
  • The Strategy of the Fighter Pilot

    12/09/2002 10:04:12 PM PST · by mjp · 22 replies · 2,197+ views
    Fast Company ^ | June 2002 | Keith H. Hammonds
    Business is a dogfight. Your job as a leader: Outmaneuver the competition, respond decisively to fast-changing conditions, and defeat your rivals. That's why the OODA loop, the brainchild of "40 Second" Boyd, an unconventional fighter pilot, is one of today's most important ideas in battle or in business. The F-16 fighter jet is, as supersonic military aircraft go, a modest machine. It measures just 49 feet long and 31 feet wide from wingtip to missile-capped wingtip, and it weighs about half as much as its U.S. Air Force predecessor, the F-15. With a top speed of 1,350 MPH, it lags...
  • A Christian for the N.Y. Times

    08/03/2006 10:17:02 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 28 replies · 1,271+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/03/2006 | Joseph Farah
    A Christian for the N.Y. Times -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 3, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Who says the New York Times is anti-Christian? Why just the other day, I read a beautiful profile of an evangelical mega-church pastor from Minnesota. You could just tell the reporter for the Times loved the Rev. Gregory A. Boyd. It isn't Christians the Times loathes. It's just right-wing Christians. And so does the Rev. Gregory Boyd. Boyd has some interesting ideas – given that he claims to base his beliefs on the same Bible I read. But let's start with abortion...
  • Jury convicts ex-Conyers aide of skipping fraud sentencing ( Culture of Corruption )

    06/03/2006 8:09:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 791+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2006 | Lansing State Journal
    Boyd faces up to 5 years in prison, $250,000 fine - A federal jury convicted a former aide to U.S. Rep. John Conyers of failing to appear for his sentencing in a fraud case. DeWayne Boyd, 49, was convicted of the charge Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy said Thursday. Boyd, formerly of Detroit, had been convicted Dec. 15, 2004, of charges including mail fraud, making false declarations under oath, making false statements to investigators, bankruptcy fraud and theft of government property. U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland ordered that Boyd remain in custody pending an Aug. 29 sentencing hearing for the...
  • A reason for not having a comment box

    11/19/2004 4:56:28 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 320+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 19, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Our friend, Aleksander Boyd, the brave blogger opposing the Castroite thug President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, shows readers some of the alarming threats and hatred his courageous website Vcrisis generates. This is no joke. We send our best wishes and our prayers to him.
  • Shot for his kindness

    11/12/2004 1:28:07 AM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 2,097+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/12/04 | RALPH R. ORTEGA, SCOTT SHIFREL, DAVE GOLDINER
    Jimmy Gaviglia couldn't stand seeing anyone go hungry. Just four days ago, the big-hearted bridge painter brought a sandwich to Steven Boyd, a homeless man living underneath a Queens overpass. The next day, he slipped Boyd $5. But Gaviglia's small acts of kindness earned him only hatred and rage. On the third day, the vagrant pulled a .45-caliber handgun and repeatedly shot him without warning. Yesterday morning, Gaviglia's widow, Theresa, burst into tears as she tried to make sense of the cold-blooded killing that claimed her husband of 15 years. "My two little ones don't know, and my daughter upstairs...
  • The Shadow Party (Must read: George Soros' Growing Web of SUBVERSION)

    10/11/2004 8:30:33 PM PDT · by MereChristian · 49 replies · 5,236+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 6, 2004 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    The Shadow Party: Part I By David Horowitz and Richard Poe FrontPageMagazine.com | October 6, 2004 Part 1: Origins "My family is more important to me than my party," declared Senator Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat, as he spoke from the podium of the Republican National Convention on September 1. "There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust their future and that man's name is George Bush." [1] Many Democrats howled in outrage at Miller's "betrayal" - former President Jimmy Carter in particular. In an angry personal letter to the Georgia senator, Carter accused Miller of...
  • Advocacy Groups And Campaigns: An Uneasy Shuttle

    09/08/2004 6:08:28 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 469+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2004 | GLEN JUSTICE and JIM RUTENBERG
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 - Just last week, Stanley Greenberg was the polling mastermind guiding the way three liberal groups spent tens of millions of dollars attacking President Bush and registering voters. But he quit that position to be an unpaid adviser to the Kerry campaign as it presses to sharpen its message in the final 56 days before the election. Mr. Greenberg is just the latest in a procession of top strategists who have moved between the campaigns and advocacy groups called 527's - the very organizations that are not supposed to coordinate their activities under campaign finance rules. The...
  • A Media Meltdown?

    08/31/2004 11:55:28 AM PDT · by COURAGE · 47 replies · 3,298+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | August 31, 2004 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Font Size: A Media Meltdown? By Glenn Harlan Reynolds  Published   08/31/2004  Though it's looking less likely than it was a few weeks ago, John Kerry could still pull off a win in this presidential election. But there's already one clear loser: the so-called "mainstream media" of network television and major newspapers. Whoever winds up in the White House next year, the position of these traditional media outlets (or "legacy media" as some call them) continues to decline. That decline is partly technological in origin. Monopolistic or oligopolistic newspapers and broadcast outlets were the result of technology: economies of scale...
  • Linda Eddy (Freeper IPWGOP) cartoonist censored by Minneapolis Star Tribune editor Jim Boyd!

    08/25/2004 12:45:38 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 236 replies · 12,964+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/25/2004 | IPWGOP
    Minneapolis Star Tribune censors IPW cartoonist IowaPresidentialWatch.com’s political cartoonist, Linda Eddy, has been censored by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Eddy distributes her cartoons by email and regularly sends them to the Tribune. Her latest, showing John Kerry during his 1971 Senate testimony, is titled “Silencing Veterans since 1971” and shows an American soldier in Kerry’s hand, his head covered. Tribune Deputy Editorial Page Editor B. James Boyd responded to Eddy’s latest cartoon by banning any future editorials from the artist: “Please take me off your e-mail list. Your latest statements about Kerry are too much. He said no such...
  • Planning a Service-Oriented Architecture

    02/23/2004 4:28:45 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 133+ views
    belisarius ^ | February 3, 2004 | Roger Sessions
    In my last article I gave an introduction to service-oriented architectures (SOAs) [1]. In this issue, I'm going to discuss a little about how to approach the process of planning for an SOA implementation, primarily from a management perspective. The starting point for implementing an SOA is with the systems you have today. After all, SOAs are not about replacing systems, they are about getting those systems to interoperate. They are also about getting your systems to collaborate with those of your commerce partners, but that is a secondary and longer term goal. Initially, we are primarily focusing on interoperating.So...
  • NY Times Managing Editor Who Resigned in Aftermath of Scandal Says He'll Write Media Column

    02/10/2004 4:39:46 PM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 167+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 10, '04
    NY Times Managing Editor Who Resigned in Aftermath of Scandal Says He'll Write Media Column The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Times managing editor Gerald Boyd said Tuesday he'll write a weekly syndicated column to help people understand how newsroom decisions are made. Boyd and executive editor Howell Raines resigned last year in the aftermath of a scandal over former Times reporter Jayson Blair, who fabricated and exaggerated parts of stories. How the matter was handled generated widespread criticism and questions about newsroom operations. "I just think the more we can as journalists try to explain...
  • Terrorism in Virginia.

    12/09/2003 7:07:04 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 13 replies · 366+ views
    Tasty Manatees ^ | 12/5/03 | Ryan
    Terrorism in Virginia. John Allen Muhammed and Lee Boyd Malvo, the DC sniper murderers, have been described in many ways by people who wish to de-emphasize the pair's motives. It is about time they are recognized for what they are, Islamic terrorists. Malvo's lawyers are trying to make Malvo out as a confused young kid who was led astray by an older man (who may have also been his lover), and that he was not responsible for his crimes. To convince Malvo's jury of his legal incompetence, his lawyers have entered Malvo's sketches and writings into the record. Apparently, they...
  • Destruction and Creation

    10/09/2003 11:03:01 AM PDT · by Dead Dog · 3 replies · 195+ views
    www.belisarius.com ^ | September 3, 1976 | John R. Boyd
    DESTRUCTION AND CREATION John R. Boyd September 3, 1976 To comprehend and cope with our environment we develop mental patterns or concepts of meaning. The purpose of this paper is to sketch out how we destroy and create these patterns to permit us to both shape and be shaped by a changing environment. In this sense, the discussion also literally shows why we cannot avoid this kind of activity if we intend to survive on our own terms. The activity is dialectic in nature generating both disorder and order that emerges as a changing and expanding universe of mental concepts...
  • With eye on Senate, Foley (R) in lead in fund-raising race (Florida)

    07/02/2003 10:27:41 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 7/2/03 | Jill Barton
    WEST PALM BEACH - U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who's seeking the GOP nomination for Senate, held onto his large fund-raising advantage over Bill McCollum, his party's unsuccessful nominee in 2000. Foley announced Tuesday that he has raised nearly $3.2 million for the race and $734,000 this quarter, more than twice as much as McCollum, who brought in $315,000 in the past three months. McCollum has raised nearly $670,000 to date. But supporters of McCollum, a former U.S. representative from the Orlando area, say he gained valuable momentum, nearly doubling his overall fund-raising total with donations from 3,000 people in 59...
  • Time For Sulzberger to Go - Newspaper Daze

    06/09/2003 1:53:38 PM PDT · by Davis · 1 replies · 165+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | June 9, 2003 | Trentino
    It's unlikely that the account in the NYTimes of the resignation of Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd will win a Pulitzer. It's overlong, tendentious, flat, delicate where it might have been bold, not sufficiently analytical, and it totally omits a number of important facts. The author of this account is Jacques Steinberg, the Times's media editor who had earlier demonstrated pluck, ingenuity, and a stoic public countenance in the teeth of absurdity: although he was barred as a member of the press from attending the staff meeting held three weeks ago to quell the Times's newsroom rebellion, he managed to...
  • Newspaper Daze, Part 4

    06/08/2003 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Davis · 5 replies · 205+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | June 8, 2003 | Trentino
    Newspaper Daze, Part 4 It's unlikely that the account in the NYTimes of the resignation of Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd will win a Pulitzer. It's overlong, tendentious, flat, delicate where it might have been bold, not sufficiently analytical, and it totally omits a number of important facts. The author of this account is Jacques Steinberg, the Times's media editor who had earlier demonstrated pluck, ingenuity, and a stoic public countenance in the teeth of absurdity: although he was barred as a member of the press from attending the staff meeting held three weeks ago to quell the Times's newsroom...
  • Raines and Boyd Resign from NY Slimes

    06/05/2003 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 86 replies · 244+ views
    Fox News | 5 June 2003 | Self
    Just announced by Fox News. Raines and Boyd have resigned from the NY Slimes.
  • Penetrate-Isolate-Subvert-Reorient-Reharmonize [Brian's Military Ping List]

    05/11/2003 4:38:03 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 20 replies · 458+ views
    US Naval Institute ^ | May 2003 | Dan Moore
    What strategy caused the Iraqi regime to collapse? What must the United States and Britain do to consolidate the fleeting gains of a historic military victory? PISRR: penetrate-isolate-subvert-reorient-reharmonize. In the final years of his life, retired Air Force Colonel John Boyd (1927-1997) invented PISRR as a complement to his now famous OODA (observe-orient-decide-act) loop. Some PISRR elements describe what has happened so far in Operation Iraqi Freedom; others suggest what must come next. From the outset of the 2003 Iraq war, Coalition armor, infantry, and special forces and constant pressure from the air quickly penetrated and isolated major portions of...
  • Fox News McInerney a Boyd disciple??

    01/20/2003 11:57:41 AM PST · by dickmc · 8 replies · 229+ views
    Book: Boyd The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War (Robert Coram) | dickmc
    Conram's new book about John Boyd makes an interesting statement about Tom McInerney as follows on page 166: "The effectiveness tests conducted by Boyd proved to be the last step before he began briefing top generals on E-M (this is Boyd's Energy-Maneuverability Theory which is Ps = specific energy rate = ((Thrust - Drag)/Weight) x Velocity, which revolutionized fighter aircraft design and assessment). The tests were flown by a grup of young pilots, several of whom would go on to extraordinary achievements. Tom McInerney was the primary pilot. He eventually became a three-star general..." I think this is the same...
  • Boyd: Foul-mouthed maverick changed the art of war

    01/01/2003 4:00:31 PM PST · by Bobibutu · 36 replies · 7,393+ views
    nzherald ^ | December 30, 2002 | ROGER FRANKLIN
    NEW YORK - The coming assault on Baghdad already has its first hero: Colonel John Boyd, a foul-mouthed, insubordinate fighter pilot who has been in his grave at Arlington National Cemetery for almost five years. When Iraq's tyrant is brought down, that inevitable victory will be Boyd's doing. You won't hear Boyd's name being cited in Rose Garden speeches, however. Nor will the Pentagon be authorising any posthumous decorations for the man who, through 30 years of bureaucratic guerilla warfare, transformed America's military. Even though he gave them many of the tools that made Operation Desert Storm such a sweeping...
  • How a genius fighter pilot improved military strategy (Boyd)

    12/29/2002 3:46:59 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies · 7,048+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/29/2002 | James P. Stevenson
    NONFICTION: Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. By Robert Coram. Little, Brown & Co. $27.95. 484 pages. The verdict: Due credit for "one of the most important unknown men of his time." John Boyd was the smartest man I ever knew; he was also an exemplary leader. If he had asked me to take an 80 percent pay cut to work on a project he could not discuss, I would have committed without question. His brilliance was exceeded only by his intellectual selflessness. Over the 18 years that he included me in his telephonic ashram, there...
  • Number of truckers willing to traffic Mexican migrants growing

    08/01/2002 1:41:30 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 15 replies · 401+ views
    The News (Mexico City) ^ | August 1, 2002
    EL PASO, Texas - The recent deaths of two undocumented Mexican immigrants after being crammed inside a trailer truck for hours highlights the growing number of commercial drivers willing to smuggle people from the border, according to Texas authorities. With fees of up to 5,000 dollars per person, more and more commercial drivers for companies based in El Paso are smuggling undocumented immigrants across the country in their trucks as they transport cargo. The two Mexicans who died of asphyxiation this weekend were crammed inside the tractor-trailer for 12 hours along with some 40 others gasping for air in temperatures...
  • 4th Generation Warfare (4GW)

    06/05/2002 12:58:22 PM PDT · by katman · 4 replies · 560+ views
    Various, esp. D-N-I.NET ^ | June 4, 2002 | Joe Katzman
    This article explains 4th Generation Warfare (4GW), one aspect of the new modernization program Rumsfeld and others are touting. What is 4GW? What are the core principles underlying it? How does it connect to Weapons of Mass Destruction? Where can I get a quick, efficient primer? Right here on Winds of Change.