The airlines’ crippling pilot shortage: another bogus “skills” crisis

Corporate journalsim

Summary: Our major media tell the news from the perspective of the 1%, no matter how bogus. For example, in stories about "skills shortages" we see the New America in which employers refuse to pay market-based salaries. They assume that the reserve army of the unemployed -- refreshed by immigration -- will keep wages down. … Continue reading The airlines’ crippling pilot shortage: another bogus “skills” crisis

To understand the War on Terror see Tom Cruise in “Edge of Tomorrow”

Summary: Every war brings forth a film that captures its special nature. For the American war in Vietnam that was Apocalypse Now, showing the violent purposeless madness that it became. For our post-9/11 interventions (weirdly named the "War on Terror") that film is Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow. It perfectly captures the repetitive nature … Continue reading To understand the War on Terror see Tom Cruise in “Edge of Tomorrow”

The Left attacks US politics by shutting down Trump’s events

Summary: Campaign 2016 has taken a surprising turn for the worse. The Left has failed to crush Trump by declaring him illegitimate ("fascist Hitler racist") so they suppress his events (free speech for we, but not for thee). At best it's likely to backfire on them. Worse, the Right might reply in kind, further degrading … Continue reading The Left attacks US politics by shutting down Trump’s events

Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate

Climate victory council

Summary:  The advocates for a massive public policy response to climate change have overwhelming political power, far greater than that of conservatives and skeptics opposing them. Temporary factors have prevented their victory, but weather or politics could change the situation quickly and soon. The illusion of winning keeps skeptics disorganized and ineffective. Skeptics have the … Continue reading Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate

About Anonymous – an emerging cyberpower

Summary: Our defense experts obsess over obsolete weapons while non-state groups perfect 4GW and cyberwar, one reason their forecasts for our wars are so often wrong. Unlike supercarriers and stealth fighters, these new forces will shape the 21st century. This post by cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello looks at Anonymous, a growing cyber-power. “Anonymous” – Balancing … Continue reading About Anonymous – an emerging cyberpower