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Politics and Patriotism: Torture, Religion & Truth

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This week the US Senate released a report detailing CIA abuses related to torture and other mistreatment of detainees. Partisan lines are drawn around the issue of the disclosure of the report where some suggest that disclosure is un-American and aiding the enemy. Suddenly it’s patriotic to be pro-torture and anti-truth. Tim McVeigh would be […]

The Safety Fix: Learning From Cockpit Operations

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A Tale of Two Wars: JFK and Obama

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Nobody Likes to Lose, Especially Generals John Kennedy was shot and killed 51 years ago this week. He had served in WWII in the South Pacific and been seriously injured when his torpedo patrol boat, 109, was sliced in half by the Amagiri, a Japanese destroyer while on night patrol. His combat duty and military […]

Vic, AU: CFA Cuts, UFUA Howls

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“…job cuts are ill-conceived and stupid” Victoria, Australia’s Country Fire Authority (CFA), the state agency providing fire service outside Melbourne, Geelong, and other cities is cutting 164 positions on the brink of the 2014 fire season. The United Firefighters Union of Australia (UFUA) Victoria Branch is taking strong exception to the cuts. Peter Marshall, UFUA […]

Pope Francis as Company Officer

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Anybody hanging around a firehouse for a bit has come across the unhappy crew intent on driving their leader crazy. Perhaps it is the unfortunate officer’s first posting or possibly a mutiny in the making by the salty dogs. At any rate, the symptoms and behavior are easily spotted: the crew’s surly demeanor coupled with […]

Eleven, Eleven, Eleven

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When the Bell Tolls Tuesday, November 11th at 11 a.m. we pause to honor all who have served in our armed forces. That now famous hour signaled the end of the First World War in 1918. This 11/11/11 is like no other as it is also the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the “War […]

Film: When “D” Stands for Dog

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History as Pop-Up: Imax “D-Day Normandy 1944” Winston would be appalled. After all, it was he who said, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” His poetic turn of phrase in praise of the RAF victory during the Battle of Britain, indeed anything even remotely approaching it, is sorely missing in […]

Leadership: Trust As Instinct

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“Who Can We Trust Now?” 234 years ago this week, George Washington sat down to one of his most perplexing meals at the Robinson house near the strategically critical fort of West Point, New York. The house was the war appropriated home of General Benedict Arnold, the newly appointed commander of the fort on the […]

New Leaders: JFK’s Nightmare

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When Doing Nothing Is Doing Something Being chosen as a leader is an experience both heady and gratifying. You are being recognized for what you know and what you will do. But, one of the most difficult aspects of new leadership may be the propensity to act, even when wisdom and experience counsels otherwise. After […]

Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone

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An Extra-Judicial “Lynching” Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back is being destroyed by law enforcement, the NFL, Ravens management and reckless media for an unsavory act that has been handled by the justice system. Rice has not been convicted of a crime, if fact, he hasn’t even been prosecuted. Still, he lost his job. […]

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