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Keyword: transformation

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  • Big Time

    04/16/2010 6:46:18 PM PDT · by Ghblog · 12 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 4/16/2010 | ghblog
    "...I came across an explosive White House document as I searched the Internet earlier in the week. I wasn’t sure whether to publish it as I don’t have a lot of money to defend myself from Big Brother. This document has the potential to bring down politicians at a very high level..."
  • The Four-phase Transformation of America Behind Obama’s Wildly Racing Clock

    04/07/2010 5:47:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies · 645+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 7, 2010 | Marion Valentine
    The Obama Clock is racing ahead with the speed of light. On Monday, word went out to the world that the US would not use the nuclear option—even in self defense. Today comes the news that the White House will expunge the term “Islamic radicalism” from the lexicon of international terrorism. The Free World as we know it has already become an upsidedown one, where right is wrong and wrong is right. Marxists in office are creating chaos and blaming the chaos on those who dissent against them.
  • The Fundamental Transformation of America - Graphic Design Help - Vanity

    04/02/2010 7:16:05 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies · 407+ views
    Rob Cunningham ^ | April 2, 2010 | Rob Cunningham
    I eagerly need graphic design expertise - Let's start taking the fight to Obama Zombies and make it "cool" to laugh at these folks in their faces and in public. Here's my idea for a million dollar graphic design, and I'll even share the profits with you, being the devout capitalist that I am! This idea has a shelf life of at least 2.5 years, or until the 2012 elections are behind us. The Design Concept A cartoonish character of a snarky, smart ass Obama as a competitive body builder on steroids, looking directly at viewer and flexing both his...
  • Matt Damon makes transformation to macho (Macho, Macho Man. Damon's got to be, a macho man)

    03/11/2010 6:36:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 815+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/11/2010 | msnbc
    It may have required a colossal leap of imagination for moviegoers to accept the actor who played the sensitive, lonely and confused Tom Ripley in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in the action-packed role of lethal government-trained assassin Jason Bourne. But when director Doug Liman first set out on the casting path for “The Bourne Identity,” the 2002 box office hit that was the first installment in the lucrative franchise, it didn’t take him long to choose Matt Damon as his leading man. “I wanted to create the thinking man’s action movie,” said Liman, who recently finished shooting “Fair Game,” about...
  • Hey, let’s give Obama emergency control over the Internet

    08/28/2009 10:40:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 10 replies · 785+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    We’ve written about this before but the new and “improved” version of the bill’s just been leaked by Jay Rockefeller’s office. Remember the Bush years, when the Democrats ferociously opposed executive power? Good times. If you think they’ve changed now, wait and see what happens if/when the GOP takes back Congress. Article II fee-vah! A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president’s power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. The source said that one primary concern was the electrical grid, and what would...
  • Let's Have Flexible Armed Forces - Don't assume the next war will look like the last one.

    01/27/2009 2:08:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,109+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 27, 2009 | MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS
    During the 1990s, the U.S. defense debate was dominated by those who argued that advances in technology, particularly information technology, had revolutionized military affairs and changed the nature of warfare. Under former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, this view -- now called transformation -- came to characterize U.S. military planning. Based on the example of the 1991 Gulf War, advocates of transformation argued that our technological edge would allow American forces to identify and destroy targets remotely, defeating an adversary at low cost in casualties. Though the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have largely discredited staunch transformation advocates, a heated...
  • A different path - 30 years of trying to transform culture into the conservative image has failed.

    11/06/2008 7:07:34 AM PST · by XR7 · 64 replies · 2,149+ views
    WORLD ^ | 11/6/08 | Cal Thomas
    When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, he will do so in the 30th anniversary year of the founding of the so-called Religious Right. Born in 1979 and midwifed by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Religious Right was a reincarnation of previous religious-social movements that sought moral improvement through legislation and court rulings. Those earlier movements—from abolition (successful) to Prohibition (unsuccessful)—had mixed results. Social movements that relied mainly on political power to enforce a conservative moral code weren't anywhere near as successful as those that focused on changing hearts. The four religious revivals, from...
  • The Left's Lust for Revolutionary Transformation

    08/13/2007 1:55:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,929+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2007 | James Lewis
    "Everything must be different!" or "Alles muss anders sein!" was a slogan of the Nazi Party.  It is also the heart's desire of every Leftist since Karl Marx. Nazism was a deeply revolutionary creed, a fact that is always denied by the Left; but it's true. Hitler and his criminal gang hated the rich, the capitalists, the Jews, the Christian Churches, and "the System". They went through their Leftist phase early in life, and then went on to discover Aryan racial purity as their beau ideal. (As a swarthy Italian, Mussolini preferred to appeal to ancient Roman imperial glory). Nazism...
  • Claim: Interservice Rivalry Hurts US (Duncan Hunter)

    06/20/2007 6:58:19 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 43 replies · 894+ views
    UPI ^ | 06/20/2007
    WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Interservice rivalries remain costly and damaging to the U.S. armed forces and need to be ended, a presidential candidate said Wednesday. Many of the "roles and missions of the services have become blurred to a degree that not only results in inefficiencies and duplication, but also hampers jointness. If the roles and missions are not clear, then it becomes nearly impossible to determine requirements for capabilities," Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., the ranking Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and a conservative candidate for the GOP's presidential nomination, said in a statement This confusion...
  • The Real Meaning of Military Transformation: Rethinking the Revolution

    12/21/2006 7:33:11 AM PST · by Valin · 8 replies · 414+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | Jan/Feb 07 | Thomas L. McNaugher
    War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today. By Max Boot. Gotham Books, 2006, 640 pp. $35.00. Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy. By Frederick W. Kagan. Encounter Books, 2006, 432 pp. $29.95. The idea of a "revolution in military affairs" (RMA) based on new information technology (IT) has sparked the imagination of defense intellectuals and policymakers for nearly three decades. In that time, it has also guided a sizable chunk of the U.S. Defense Department's experiments and investments in new technology. The related but ill-defined notion of a "military transformation" even...
  • Cold War Leaders Learn About Transformation, Role in Terror War

    12/07/2006 8:31:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 403+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Aimee Millham
    HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 7, 2006 – In today's global political environment, when something goes awry, the United States – rightly or wrongly -- can often get the brunt of the blame. This was the blunt assessment of retired German army Gen. Leopold Chalupa as he explained why it is so important for he and other former European leaders to tell the story of U.S. Army, Europe. Chalupa's words came during the USAREUR-sponsored Legion of Merit conference Dec. 5, where about 60 recipients of the medal received briefings on the transformation of U.S. forces in Europe and their leading role...
  • Iraq’s transformation is subtle

    09/25/2006 5:34:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV
    Let’s put the bad news up front: Extremist elements in Iraq are vying for political and economic power and are seeking to take advantage of this delicate stage of transition in Iraq’s history. Sunni and Shia extremists are using brutal and provocative tactics against one another. Baghdad is the center of gravity for this increasingly sectarian conflict. The conflict is complex: There are also foreign terrorists infiltrating the borders, renegade death squads, an insurgency, and foreign governments who seek to exert influence on Iraqi politics. This, however, is only part of Iraq’s present story. The violence belies the gradual but...
  • Transformation's toll

    07/18/2006 11:47:29 AM PDT · by jackv · 11 replies · 341+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7-18-06 | George Will
    The Bush administration has rightly refrained from criticizing the region's only democracy, Israel, for its forceful response to a thousand rockets fired at its population. U.S. reticence is seemly, considering that terrorism has been Israel's torment for decades, and that America responded to two hours of terrorism one September morning by toppling two regimes halfway around the world with wars that show no signs of ending.
  • DREAD Warfare Could Revolutionize Arms Industry DREAD Warfare Could Revolutionize Arms Industry

    04/22/2006 2:18:22 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 132 replies · 2,841+ views ^ | by David Crane
    Imagine a gun with no recoil, no sound, no heat, no gunpowder, no visible firing signature (muzzle flash), and no stoppages or jams of any kind. Now imagine that this gun could fire .308 caliber and .50 caliber metal projectiles accurately at up to 8,000 fps (feet-per-second), featured an infinitely variable/programmable cyclic rate-of-fire (as high as 120,000 rounds-per-minute), and were capable of laying down a 360-degree field of fire. What if you could mount this weapon on any military Humvee, any helicopter/gunship, any armored personnel carrier (APC), and any other vehicle for which the technology were applicable? That would really...
  • DoD to Set Up Joint Intelligence Operations Centers Worldwide

    04/12/2006 6:07:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 528+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – The Defense Department is moving to establish a worldwide group of joint intelligence organizations designed to rapidly gather, interpret and act on information to better meet 21st-century military needs, senior military officials said here today. On April 3, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a directive to establish a Joint Intelligence Operations Center at DoD's Defense Intelligence Agency, at each unified combatant command and at U.S. Forces Korea, Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, told reporters at a news briefing. "What we're trying to do is...
  • Empty Womb (Russia to be "colonized" by Illegal Islamic and Chinese Immigrants)

    04/03/2006 6:57:19 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies · 1,094+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 3rd, 2006 | Timothy Birdnow
    Immigration has become a great crisis in the United States and Europe ...Nowhere is the situation more critical, however, than in Russia, which is being flooded by hordes of illegals. To put it mildly, Mother Russia has an empty womb... Her population is sinking precipitously, thanks to unrestricted abortion and financial hardships ... there were officially 1.6 million abortions (and probably many unreported) in 2005, while 1.5 million children were born. ...Meanwhile... Russia is finding itself under increasing pressure from numerous illegal immigrant groups – particularly from Islamic groups from Central Asia and from the Chinese. ...[Even]worse, Russia has been...
  • Down With Stability (Mark Steyn Slams The Misplaced Stability Fetish Illusion Alert)

    03/24/2006 8:08:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 797+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/24/06 | Mark Steyn
    Three years ago, in the weeks before the invasion of Iraq, it fell to the then prime minister of Canada to make the most witless public statement on the subject by any G7 leader. "Your president has won," Jean Chretien told ABC News in early March 2003. So there was no need to have a big ol' war because, with 250,000 American and British troops on his borders, Saddam was "in a box." "He won," said Mr. Chretien of Bush. "He has created a situation where Saddam cannot do anything anymore. He has troops at the door and inspectors on...
  • Army Transformation at Sea: The New Theater Support Vessel (Professional Reading)

    03/06/2006 4:41:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 851+ views
    The Army's new Theater Support Vessel (TSV) is a rapidly developed response to the transformational operational maneuver and sustainment demands of force-projection operations. The TSV is a fast-moving, shallow-draft vessel that can simultaneously move troops and their equipment together as combat-ready units within theater and deploy them with little or no reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSOI) activities at undeveloped ports. The TSV also provides follow-on sustainment through joint logistics over-the-shore (JLOTS) operations. Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom highlighted the need for maneuver-force and logistics transformation. To respond quickly to threats around the world, the U.S. Army must...
  • A Leaner, Meaner Military (Newt Gingrich Op-Ed)

    03/04/2006 1:37:03 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 760+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2006 | Newt Gingrich
    The Post's Feb. 13 editorial "Mr. Rumsfeld's Flawed Vision" managed to miss the major achievements of a remarkable Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). This was the most thorough and systematically managed review in Pentagon history. The review board, co-chaired by Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, spent half a year forcing changes in a complex bureaucratic system famous for its ability to hide and wait for the current civilian leadership to disappear so it can continue its old, comfortable ways. Only by sheer force of will has the senior leadership, under the direction of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...
  • Sergeant major of Army says big transformation under way

    02/25/2006 12:51:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 983+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — This year and next will be the toughest for the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, the service’s top enlisted soldier said Friday. Equating too many things coming together at once to the movie “The Perfect Storm,” Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said the Army is in the midst of a major transformation of creating more brigade combat teams, movement of forces from overseas locations, base closures and realignments, recruiting more soldiers and continuing to fight terrorism. What cannot be lost is protecting the nation, he told nearly 700 noncommissioned soldiers and officers during a...