Tag: Military

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I am beginning to wonder if Amazon has ever done anything straight-shooting and/or above board – to acquire its massive market dominance and cash cap ($744 billion). Amazon Retail for nearly two decades has submarined and strip mined brick-and-mortar competitors by selling nigh everything during the retail-make-or-break Christmas season – at a loss. Amazon: Nearly…

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The federal government spends a whopping four trillion dollars per year.  And prior to the Donald Trump Administration’s most overdue and much appreciated mass regulatory reductions – the federal government regulated at a compliance cost of two trillion dollars per year. That’s six trillion dollars per year worth of power – lorded over a country…

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This last week delivered us an end to a nauseating year-plus saga. Which consisted of the World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos private jetting himself all around the nation.  So as to have government after government promise to hand him ever larger piles of our money – in exchange for Bezos choosing their locale to locate…

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The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has for the last several months been considering private sector bids to provide the DoDs club backup computing services. It’s a big deal.  Upwards of $10 billion for ten years’ worth of backup server service. Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal Ok – it’s a huge…

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We oft highlight the very many massive examples of government cronyism: “(P)rivate companies getting government – to craft policy that unfairly benefits the private companies.” Once ensconced as awful government policy, cronyism grows all sorts of additional awful tentacles. Two of the biggest, nastiest tentacles – are laziness and attrition. Government bureaucrats – don’t behave…

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The domestic Left really doesn’t like America or Americans very much. In fact, it’s quite reasonable to say the Left loathes America and Americans. Antifa: US Security Agencies Label Group ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Black Lives Matter: FBI Terrorism Unit Says ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Pose a Violent Threat Occupy Wall Street Labeled ‘Terrorists’ By The FBI US…

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I know I wouldn’t.  But I wouldn’t jump out of an airplane with a half dozen chutes – all of them already open upon departure.  Leaping out of a perfectly good airplane – ain’t my thing. But it is the thing for lots and lots of people.  Do they jump with but one chute?  Heavens…

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We less government types have long championed the outsourcing to private companies the work government wants done.  Contracting out, as it were. Under the perfectly reasonable impression that greater private sector involvement – and conversely less government involvement – will ostensibly improve quality and performance. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly dubious proposition.  With governments…