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Thursday, December 13, 2012




US Air Force Drops One Billion Dollar Bomb on American Taxpayers: Time to Fire Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley,  Bush Jr and Obama Appointee.
It continues to amaze me how incompetent and completely dysfunctional some of our military has really become. 
  I came across an article written by Randall Stross,  Professor of Business at San Jose State University in this Sunday’s  NY Times called : “Billion –Dollar Flop: Air Force Stumbles On Software Plan”. (link posted in previously) 
His point was quite poignant and simple: The US Air Force had eaten up more than one billion dollars in the process of  installing COTS—a commercial off –the –shelf-software  in order to update a  program that is still present throughout the Air Force/Pentagon for over 250,000 employees since the 1970’s. 
They restructured the software program three times and were unable to impose a short 18-24 months deadline.  After having to hire a firm to find out why the Air Force was so costly and dysfunctional , they found out what any good manager of a grocery store or a retail store could have told them---There was not an ‘accountable leader’!
WoW! Just like our Presidents, Politicians and Bankers.
  But wait,  it does not stop here, my friends. 
Furthermore, no one was willing to step and ‘be accountable’. 
Let me do my part as an experienced ‘turnaround expert’ and ‘corporate/government gunslinger’ and save us, the American taxpayers,  another billion dollars by immediately identifying the problem ----His name is Michael B. Donley!
He is Secretary of the Air Force!
And in the tradition of our great military leaders—George Marshall,  Eisenhower and Patton---let me express the simple military motto: “You’re Out!”
Unfortunately,  he was first appointed by our inimitable incompetent  Bush Jr , whom you remember ran his own oil companies into bankruptcy and then Donley was reaffirmed for appointment by our less than managerially competent POTUS Obama –who never really managed anything. 
  So we have incompetence upon incompetence, costing we taxpayers billions of billions of dollars and making our Air Force more and more irrelevant and antiquated. 
  You see in today’s modern cyber/drone asymmetric warfare, there is no room for the Air Force.  Sad but true. 
  A jet fighter is a costly anachronistic fuselage of high octane chemicals which propel a highly trained Air Force Pilot in seconds onto a target.  The combined package--- training of the pilot, manufacturing of the highly sophisticated electronic rich gas tank, and maintenance is about  five hundred million dollars
  In comparison, a drone that can be flown without harm to the pilot over thousands of hours without pilot fatigue from an airbase in Nevada to Afghanistan is possibly four million dollars more/less, depending on the quality and special features of the UAV. 
  In other words,  it’s easy to see that in simple terms the jet fighter and the illustrious jet pilot are outmoded, out-dated and completely irrelevant
All you need is a tech nerd who has played lots of video war games.
So back to the story. …
Not only is the Air Force incapable of implementing a simple commercial software in it’s entire one-of-a million personnel department,  it has as it’s boss a person who never was trained as a pilot or hi-tech professional,  lets’ say, like SecDef Harold Brown, whom I personally knew and who developed the Stealth Bomber at Stanford. 
  Michael B. Donley is, yes, wait my readers, one of those “Irish Choir Boys” who attained his prestigious position through ‘sucking up’ and ‘barking down’. 
  His background bespeaks no talent for anything but some military intelligence and obsequious loyalty to Robert Gates former DCI and all of his superiors. 
  He served in the Army 1972- 1975.  He attended Intelligence School and Defense Language Institute.   He served in the 18th Airborne Corps and 5th SOF Group. 
  Oh, by the way, like Senator DeMint, he was editor of the National Security Record for the Heritage Foundation in 1978 and 1979.  Like all good ‘choir boys’ went on to ‘active duty’ pandering [a feature of the Irish Catholics that they seem to do well in both the ecclesiastical sense and in the political corruption arena—see Mayor Daley] as a legislative staffer on the Armed Services Committee from 1981 to 1984.  He in many ways,  seems to have the same legislative experience of our Greek Diner’s Immigrant sonGeorge Tenet, whom Bush Jr also appointed to DCI with Robert Gates. 
Is there a familiar picture forming in your mind?
  Incompetent,  poorly trained,  inexperienced, non-managerial,  political panderers of the right wing unable to accomplish a simple task like implementing an off-the –shelf--- software package for his employees.  And he can’t or won’t  take responsibility for the one billion dollar bomb.
  For much less incompetence and corruption,  we American patriots marched into Lexington and Concord to assert our right to commit our incompetence without someone above us imposing it on us. 
  Now, just to show you , my readers, that  I as a former Navy Captain [Ret], understand military efficiency and pride, I would, in contrast like to cite another article in my favorite magazine SIGNAL [AFCEA]:
Vice Admiral Kendall Card, USN, deputy chief of naval operations, who clearly states and assumes responsibility for information dominance and developing  the new, innovative software that will allow the navy to maintain warfighting dominance in the sea, undersea, in air and in space. 
Donley  move over for Vice-Admiral Kendall Card and the navy
  The days of the fly-boys are long over.  Into the sky junior birdmen! 

  
   

13 comments:

  1. Waste & fraud is not exclusive to the NAVY:
    The motto of g-scale employees:
    "I didn't build that; someone else did--it's not my money, so I can spend it frivolously"
    NSA Michael Hayden:
    BILLIONS in fraud & waste abuse: TRAILBLAZER
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailblazer_Project#mw-mf-search
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Andrews_Drake#section_2

    CDC Dr. Julie Gerberding now an exec at MERCK ( vaccines, the mercury of which causes AUTISM):
    demonstrated a lack of due diligence when awarding research grants:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Gerberding#section_2

    She gave a substantial grant to research the source of AUTISM to a money laundering foreign national, Poul Thorson, who scammed her... It's not her $$$, nor her kid who has been permanently injured:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x981740
    "Thorsen's research has appeared to disprove links between autism and vaccines. He's being charged now with submitting invoices to the CDC between 2004-08 that "falsely claimed that a CDC laboratory had performed work and was owed grant money." He was the principal investigator on this $11 million CDC grant that included research on autism and VACCINES.
    This defendant is alleged to have orchestrated a scheme to steal over $1 million in CDC grant money earmarked for autism research.
    According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: In the 1990s, THORSEN worked as a visiting scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, when the CDC was soliciting grant applications for research related to infant disabilities. THORSEN successfully promoted the idea of awarding the grant to Denmark and provided input and guidance for the research to be conducted. From 2000 to 2009, the CDC awarded over $11 million to two governmental agencies in Denmark to study the relationship between autism and exposure to vaccines, between cerebral palsy and infection during pregnancy, and between childhood development and fetal alcohol exposure. In 2002, THORSEN moved to Denmark and became the principal investigator for the grant, responsible for administering the research money awarded by the CDC.
    Once in Denmark, THORSEN allegedly began stealing the grant money by submitting fraudulent documents to have expenses supposedly related to the Danish studies be paid with the grant money. He provided the documents to the Danish government, and to Aarhus University and Odense University Hospital, where scientists performed research under the grant. From February 2004 through June 2008, THORSEN allegedly submitted over a dozen fraudulent invoices, purportedly signed by a laboratory section chief at the CDC, for reimbursement of expenses that THORSEN claimed were incurred in connection with the CDC grant. The invoices falsely claimed that a CDC laboratory had performed work and was owed grant money. Based on these invoices, Aarhus University, where THORSEN also held a faculty position, transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to bank accounts held at the CDC Federal Credit Union in Atlanta, accounts which Aarhus University believed belonged to the CDC. In truth, the CDC Federal Credit Union accounts were personal accounts held by THORSEN. After the money was transferred, THORSEN allegedly withdrew it for his own personal use, buying a home in Atlanta, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and Audi and Honda vehicles, and obtaining numerous cashier’s checks, from the fraud proceeds. THORSEN allegedly absconded with over $1 million from the scheme.
    Congressional oversight IS ALWAYS CHASING ITS TAIL

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    1. I'm not one who gravitates toward conspiracies, but having worked in medicine I have to say the theory that something in the vaccines is causing autism HAS A LOT OF EXPLANITORY POWER.

      I don't know if it's mercury, other additives, or merely a reaction to so many peices of DNA stacked and injected at once.....

      But the correlation between the rise in actual autism and the rise in the volume of vaccines is not only undenaible, but there isn't anything else in the environment that has changed that can be the cause.

      The vaccine-autism deniers must come up with some alternative cause before they reject with such certainty that there might be a link to vaccines, mercury-induced or not.

      As for Dr. Wakefield he's clearly the victim of a fraud, a smear, and he has not only high credibility but more medical and clinical understanding of his own dicipline than I've seen in anyone else practicing in his field. He lives in Austin near to myself and is an absolute gentleman, which is certainly not the character of his detractors.

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    2. And furthermore...

      Anyone with any medical knowledge understands that injecting ANY kind of vaccine directly into the body has RISKS...maybe substantial risks!

      It's ONLY the financial interests of the vaccine manufacturerers which have CORRUPTED clinicians by convincing them that VACCINES ARE ALWAYS SO SAFE AS TO BE USED TO PREVENT DESEASES WITH ANY RISK OF MORTALITY.

      Today's MDs who believe that benign deseases like mumps, pertusis, etc. should be prevented with vaccination are OFF THEIR ROCKERS.

      VACCINES should only be administered to prevent deseases which have severe risks of death or disability.

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  2. a re-occurring theme this becomes! incompetents spending billions on equipment that doesnt work! the uk had it with the "euro fighter" jet plane and i recall during the iraq invasion british troops had sub standard boots to fight in! good grief if we cant get the footwear right what chance the weaponry?? i followed your posts and i think you have been very clear explaining the incompetency of these people running the show so to speak and this seems to me the very thing eisenhower warned about, the military industrial complex, a look on wikipedia on the military ind complex explains it very well for readers such as me that may lack a great deal of knowledge of the subject(trying to do my homework dr!) i like your point about the jets being outdated because hand on heart i believe that inadvertently the next batch of "aces or top guns" are being trained through video games ect! far fetched well it remains to be seen! i would call this movie "the usual suspects" but that already been used! come to think of it keyser soze had more guile and intelligence than the clowns in charge

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    1. When has the Air Force ever been well managed? How many times has it spent colossal amounts pursuing joint fighter efforts that led to nothing? How many characters like Curt LeMay and his ilk has that looney branch of the armed forces produced? Having grown up in San Antonio, a city which had I think five air force bases, I've seen more than my share of bone-headed mismanagement from that service. Remember one thing about the Air Force - if you can fly a plane over there they'll assume you can do anything.

      Go Air Force!

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  3. So... Dr. P. another Massacre/FALSE FLAG to instill fear into America...how many since Obama entered the White House?
    Arizona, Colorado, "Workplace Islamic Violence", Connecticut...
    Too coincidental..remniniscent of Hitler's mass slaugher, only by clandestine proxy: plausible deniablity and wiping away fake tears (without a crack in his voice).

    now the criminal Holder wants to ban the 2nd amendment or parts thereof.

    Tell me I'm going overboard...I THINK NOT!
    A CRISIS IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE; CHILDREN ARE THE LAST STRAW...

    “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

    http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/TJ.html

    In the year 2013, Americans lost their Constitution because they feared the Government.


    "In the year 2525, if man is still alive
    If woman can survive, they may find

    In the year 3535
    Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
    Everything you think, do and say
    Is in the pill you took today

    In the year 4545
    You ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
    You won't find a thing to chew
    Nobody's gonna look at you

    In the year 5555
    Your arms hangin' limp at your sides
    Your legs got nothin' to do
    Some machine's doin' that for you

    In the year 6565
    You won't need no husband, won't need no wife
    You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
    From the bottom of a long glass tube

    In the year 7510
    If God's a-coming, He oughta make it by then
    Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
    "Guess it's time for the Judgement Day"

    In the year 8510
    God is gonna shake His mighty head
    He'll either say, "I'm pleased where man has been"
    Or tear it down, and start again

    In the year 9595
    I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
    He's taken everything this old earth can give
    And he ain't put back nothing

    Now it's been ten thousand years, man has cried a billion tears

    For what, he never knew, now man's reign is through
    But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
    So very far away, maybe it's only yesterday."-
    Zager and Evans

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    1. "Pure Garbage...There never has been a bigger liar, worse than Bill Clinton...THE FIX IS IN"

      Alex Jones SAYS what everyone else THINKS!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2h1QNTQDnoU

      "They are coming for your guns...Civil
      War is going to implode..."

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    2. I remember this song from when Apollo 11 was landing on the moon in 1969 - way cool.

      Like most "futurism" it sort of missed out on the fitness craze which followed though, which seems to have led more people to develop their muscles rather than let them atrophy.

      As far as Alex Jones in concerned he lives here close by to myself in Austin, Texas, and I listen to his crazed radio program frequently. I like his guests, and he's dead on regarding the sinister nature of elites through history. However his core belief that international bankers and the attendees at bilderberg are conspiring to plan an international tyranny destroys his credibility in the minds of most educated people, and thereby HARMS THE LIBERTY-MINDED CAUSES HE PROFESSES TO BELIEVE IN.

      Haing the charge of liberty led by someone with his core beliefs discredits the cause altogether.

      He has the mind of a zealot, and I've seen him in personal situations where he's basically a bully and a show-off.

      He's not really even a nice person.

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  4. Dr. Pieczenik - given your background in psychiatric medicine can or will you provide your readers the background on SRRI's and how they affect the mental cognition of an individual?

    It seems to me, after reading about all of these young, white, troubled males that the one theme they all share in common is the drugs they were legally prescribed.

    The commie media always always always raises the gun control issue but I believe it is a BIG Pharma issue. One only needs to look at the commonality of all of these incidents to see these SRRI's and/or other peddled pharma drugs for mental challenges show a correlation but no one addresses this big "ELEPHANT" but rather distract the masses by talking gun control.

    I sincerely hope you will weigh in using your expertise and understanding of how these drugs interact resulting in how some who are prescribed such powerful inhibitors turn to violence such as the tragedy on Friday and the others in recent months.

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    1. It shouldn't surprise anyone that someone disturbed enough to commit such a crime would have a clinical history involving depression and/or anxiety and therefore be on some kind of medication. As far as SSRI's in particular all they do is increase the amount of seratonin floating around in the brain, the shortage of which has been linked to depression and anxiety in some people. Although many or most people have anxiety/depression caused by things other than insufficient seratonin, it's likely that insufficient seratonin is actually the primary cause for some, and this is how the SSRI machine got started. Emperically there's no evidence that SSRIs cause violent, suicidal or homocidal tendencies, and if you consider that all they do is increase saratonin to levels commonly found in most people it's really hard to form a theory of how they could be causeing such behaviors.

      Remember one thing about SSRIs - they only bring the patient's saratonin levels to those commonly found in normal people.

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  5. "He served in the 18th Airborne Corps and 5th SOF Group."

    Long ago I was in the 6th SF Group under the wing of the 18th Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, before going to Nam to the 5th SF Group. Just wondering what the 5th SOF Group was, as I must of missed it - oh, wait... that wasn't the mysterious mystical Sons of Finnegan Group open only to fifth generation Irish Remfs, was it..?

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    1. The United States should have just let the Vietnamese have their elections in 1956 like we'd promised.

      If those elections had occurred the communists would have won, and it would have saved a lot of people a whole lot of misery.

      As much as I hate communism [even to the point of apologizing for Nazism] there were situations where it was what the overwelming will of the public wanted in some places and was THEREFORE INEVITABLE.

      Vietnam wasn't like Korea, where the south was attacked by the north as in an aggression.

      In Vietnam 90 percent of the people of the south WANTED communism, and it was the US which was the aggressor in doing anything imaginable to prevent them from their own self-determination.

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    2. Actually the US had no business after WW II re-equipping the French or English troops to go back and take over the parts of their old empires they had lost. Supposedly the US of A is about freedom and the right of self-government. In that context uncle Ho was their George Washington and deserved our support. Instead we turned our back on everything we supposedly believed in and fought for and it has been down hill ever since. I will say however that if we had gone in to protect the Dega it would have been a good and lasting thing, instead of the goat f... it turned into.

      Be that as it may, and to return to the point of my previous post, were you ever part of the 5th SOF Group. I'm curious if I identified this mysterious organization correctly...

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