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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Military Rules - Courtsey of

Marine Corps Rules:
1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4.'
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)
9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.

Navy SEAL's Rules:
1. Look very cool in sunglasses.
2. Kill every living thing within view.
3. Adjust Speedo.
4. Check hair in mirror.

US Army Rangers Rules:
1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from 'Higher' to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.

US Army Rules:
1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd LTs; they can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.

US Air Force Rules:
1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask 'What is a gunfight'?
5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine ''key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.

US Navy Rules:
1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines

Direct Democracy is the Only Way

There are no true democracies in the world as people in traditionally democratic countries only have the power to decide which political party is the less corrupt and some countries have the choice of only two political parties. True direct democracy is needed to allow people of a country to decide on the daily running of a country by means of regular online referendums. The decisions of the people should only be carried out as the people voted on them.

This system is possible with the growth of the internet and any proposed problems can be overcome. What we need is a world where the man and woman on the street has the ability to decide if proposed legislation or policy is necessary. With such a system where you and I can go to a computer, verify our identities and vote on whether the media should be limited in its powers or whether a country should be invaded will end decisions based on personal enrichment of corporations and officials.

Idiotic legislation and policies over which we do not have a real say will cease to be tabled, money will not disappear into the pockets of corrupt politicians as these politicians will not be necessary anymore. Why would need senators and ministers to represent us if we have the power? Imagine how much we would save on the costs of luxury cars and aircraft for these fat cats who are only elected on how popular they are in the first place. Money also goes where the power is and much of our poverty problems will be solved. The list of solutions to problems simply goes on and on.

With a system of Direct Democracy the power will truely be with the people, where it belongs. The word "Democracy" does after all mean "People Power", not "Representative Corruption".

Philosophical questions

Monday, June 20, 2011

Angelina Jolie - Humanitarian Angel

Angelina Jolie has become a veteran as a UNHCR ambassador in all the countries in the world where the plight of human beings is overlooked.

Giving of her own money and her own time she represents what is good in this world among all of the chaos of politics and the struggle for power, which drives so many people in the world. She not only represents the UNHCR as an ambassador, but also represents the Human Race as an ambassador.

As a peacekeeper I understand the types of things she sees and must deal with and wish her all the best for the future. I for one support you.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


An entity describing themselves/itself as "Anonymous" has taken it upon themselves to launch its own campaign against tyranny and injustice. Their slogan or tag line is "We are legion. We do not forget. We do not forgive." Their main method of attack is by hacking websites and databases of organisations or persons they deem running against the spirit of freedom and democracy. They do not seem to support violence.

In a world where governments and corporations have taken a very uncooperative stance towards the people they serve an environment conducive to these kinds of organisations has been created. People in the West have all but given up on trying to protest injustice on the streets as big money is just too powerful. Now the new frontline may be cyberspace where the playing fields seem more level, for now.