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This week, John Cappel joins Michael to discuss the Overseas Contingency Operations budget. Cappel work on Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense (BFAD) at the Stimson Center. John and his colleague, Russel Rumbaugh, just put out a report “A Step Backward, or More to Go? FY15 Overseas Contingency Operations Request.”
The Stimson Center focusses on global security challenges, and Cappel and his colleagues in BFAD look into where the money is actually going.
Cappel explains how OCO, or Overseas Contingency Operations, contains budget requests that are like supplemental war budgets. Historically, supplemental budgets often arose in response to some kind of unexpected event, like a natural disaster or some kind of military conflict. In the past, these supplemental budgets gave way to budgets that took into account the actual conflicts and the supplemental budget requests went away. The OCO, however, has been around for a long time now.
Many feel that the OCO budget has become a bit of a slush fund. DoD, for its part, is beginning to shift some of the OCO-type requests into the general budget.
The OCO Budget also has requests for $5 Billion for the Counterterrisom Partnership Fund (CTPF) with $4 billion for DoD and $1 billion to the Department of State. There’s also the European Reassurance Initiative with a price tag of $1 billion which mostly goes to DoD. Cappel refers to both as “head scratchers.”
To read more about John Cappel and his work at the the Stimson Center, visit the Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense section of the Stimson Center’s Website.
Our next guest will be discussing a topic that I think we will all benefit from. Arthur Evangelista, affectionately known as Dr Art, holds a PhD, is a Vietnam-era veteran, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police Academy. Just a short intro to which I'll add that he is proficient in community preparedness and security operations.
This episode, Dr Art will be hitting on these topics:
1) Why Prepare ?
2) Psychology of Preparedness and Security
3) Considerations for Preparedness Planning and Group Security
4) Community and Groups…everyone contributes
5) Skill sets required for:
Medical, Security and possible Resistance, Intelligence/Communications Information, Food, Water and Irrigation, Waste Disposal, Children and the Infirm, Housing/Shelters, Long Term needs (foods, planting/harvest), Education, Psychological, Logistical, Mobilization, and rebuilding after-the-fact. Socio-political issues.
Check out Dr Art's Web Sites: www.communitypreparedness.yolasite.com and http://www.survivaldoc.com
As always your questions and comments are encouraged and welcomed.
Dennis, Jeff and Susan have an interesting discussion. All these years when America has had “free” grade school and high school, why has college been so expensive? When a student graduates high school the average age is 18. That’s the same age when he or she can become a military soldier. If they can not afford that expensive college, they’ve been told to just go overseas for a few years and they will be granted access to higher education. The sad news is that some of these teenagers never return home, dying while serving in the military. Even some that are lucky enough to return home, commit suicide after returning from these wars. When they return home, they are reminded of their loving, religious upbringing. They had been taught to “love thy neighbor” and “thou shalt not kill”. If they were told overseas to “go in that house and kill anyone you see” they now mourn for all those innocent men, women and children that they killed under military orders.
Although many political leaders are in the news “mourning the loss of our troops overseas” we continue to send our sons and daughters into the military just so they can afford that expensive college that they really (feel they) need. Reform is now coming as President Obama is now recommending that college become as free to our students as was their grade school and high school. Instead of learning to kill, high school grads can now continue to learn the truth of how to save our planet. As an example, Saudi Arabia is #6 on the list of dictatorships in the world. They get most of their weapons from countries like ours and we get a low price for the oil under their ground. Instead of sending our boys and girls overseas to get that good price on mid-east oil, why not switch to solar or wind power?
SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment, present their sixth annual BlogTalkRadio conversation about the biggest day in American sports - from a South Asian perspective.
Join us as hosts Vijay Setlur (@VijaySetlur; who teaches sport, tourism and leisure marketing at Schulich School of Business, York University) & Sree Sreenivasan (@sree, Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum) chat with ESPN anchor Kevin Negandhi (@knegandhiESPN); Aditi Kinkhabwala (@akinkhabwala) a reporter for the NFL Network, calling in on game day from Arizona. Also participating is SAMMA co-founder Rajan Shah, who’s been involved in marketing campaigns with the NFL and Super Bowl over the past decade; and Sharaf Mowjood (@mowjood; producer for NBC News & Brian Williams), the newly-reelected president on SAJA. Call-in live or send your questions: to firstname.lastname@example.org or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq
OTHER NFL NOTES: Paraag Marathe is COO of the San Francisco 49ers and has played a pivotal role in the business side of the operations. Shripal Shah rejoined the Washington Redskins as senior VP and chief strategy officer. And, of course, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars is Shahid Khan (see the glowing "60 Minutes" profile: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50134050n
Call-in live or send your questions: to email@example.com or @sree or @sajahq or #sajahq
Constitution Corner: Georgetown Law Professor and card-carrying Obamunist Jonathan Turley on the Obama Tyranny, and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on A-G nominee Loretta Lynch's endorsement of it and why her nomination must be defeated, and Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore strikes Christophobic judicial tyranny again; 5-year-old girl killed by "mysterious" vaccine-resistant flu; Health official says "mysterious" measles outbreak came from "overseas"; "Violence and brawling have become a regular way of life for the people of Ferguson, Missouii"; Mexican peso and Brazilian real collapsinng; Fading majority of Americans still reject amnesty; Venezuela's self-inflicted socialist misery; Russian war against Ukraine rages on; California DMV ordered to overlook identity theft by illegal aliens; Islamic Fundamentalism on the march from Saudi Arabia to Libya to right here in Obamerikastan; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Muslim immigration: "It's not immigration, it's invasion"; Democrats stand with Islam against Christians and Jews; Barack Obama's ongoing attempt to overthrow Benjamin Netanyahu; The high cost of the Obamidency in jobs, wealth, and freedom; Pentagon tapes reveal Democrats' intentions regarding Benghazi, Libya, Gadhafi; Mitt Romney bows out, Scott Walker emerges; the 114th Congress fires it's first salvo at The One, and its name is Keystone XL; and JASmius eats some crow that isn't so delicious.
Today's show is a shamanic healing session to release us from the Archetype of THE VICTIM. Every now and again, we find ourselves in a situation where we feel powerless, a victim of circumstances or of other people’s choices. Unable to contact our own truth and what is right for us, we displace our own inner power outward and render ourselves powerless. In this session, we will initiate shamanic healing operations for disconnecting us from THE VICTIM identity and restore our connection with our own truth and power. You will receive a strengthening of your inner resolve to take divinely guided action towards your triumph.
Healing points we will cover in our session:
Releasing the base form of the Victim Identity.
Healing the time line where we were Victimized in the past. Restoring Ownership of our self determination.
Renewing our sense of our Exalted selves.
Cutting dysfunctional cords, ties, connections from people, situations and beliefs that perpetuate a life of our own limitation.
Join in for this 30 minute soul re-alignment process! A transmission of channeled healing technologies which restructure your creative source grid.
Pure Soul Alchemy is a channeled energetic field where transformative operations and procedures are enacted for you while you comfortably relax. Through Gabriella's perception and vocalization of the inner energetic landscape, we are opened in ways which allow for these processes to come into our physical reality and enact change on our behalf. It’s optimal to lay down for the duration of the session but feel free to play it low and go on about your day.
It's all hands on deck as several Obama Administration agencies and departments spring into action implementing components of the Obama Broadband Doctrine announced recently in Cedar Falls, IA. Today learn how your community can get vital assistance executing network deployment and adoption efforts.
The BroadbandUSA initiative, a program of the Dept. of Commerce's National Telecommunications and information Administration (NTIA) will:
provide expertise, tools and information to benefit communities that are developing or improving broadband services and broadband adoption;
offer online and in-person technical assistance to help communities mprove broadband access and bring more Americans online;
host a series of regional workshops around the country to instruct decision-makers on best practices and lessons learned from local communities;
distribute guides and tools that provide communities with proven solutions to problems in planning, financing, construction and operations; and
through collaboration with other federal agencies and broadband stakeholder groups, promote interagency coordination to ensure that information and resources get to communities quickly and effectively.
Laura Breeden, Director of External Affairs for BroadbandUSA, and Lynn Chadwick, Federal Program Officer with the NTIA State Broadband Initiative, offer tips and guidelines for maximizing this newest program. Their primary mission is to make it as convenient as possible for communities to get assistance making broadband work for their constituents.
On Gearheads, Host Greg Sanchez welcomes Simon Sproule, is the Director of Global Marketing Communications for Aston Martin Lagonda . Sproule is responsible for the design and implementation of global marketing and corporate communications strategies, brand communications, motor shows, sponsorship, corporate social responsibility and internal communications for Aston Martin Lagonda worldwide.
Prior to Aston Martin Lagonda served in senior executive positions for Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, CA and for Nissan Motor Company based at Nissan's global HQ in Japan. He first joined Nissan in their North America operations in June 2003 from Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover North America, where he served as their chief communications officer in North America. Between 2009 and 2011, Sproule served as head of Global Communications for the Renault-Nissan Alliance, based in Paris.
On Gearheads, first airing Friday at 5:00pm then available On Demand, Simon Sproule promises to reveal news upcoming from the global automotive leader Aston Martin.
Rick talks with former CIA special operations manager Claire Lopez about ISIS infiltration in Western countries. In Part 2, Euro Pacific Capital president Peter Schiff gives Rick his perspective on the rapid acceleration of the U.S. Dollar and the worldwide fall of currencies.
Read more at http://www.trunews.com/?p=46734#uj1DccIUCcMjkH7E.99
This week features the co-founder and Executive Director of Creative Strategies for Change, Rachael Sharp, to talk with us about their work to bridge the social divides and engage communities on all sides by mobilizing arts and education for social justice.
Rachael is a passionate artist, activist, and educator who works in a variety of creative mediums, specializing in popular education, applied theater, dance, and movement. She holds a Master of Arts from the Gallatin School at New York University, and has completed professional training programs with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, Dominic Barter, and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, where she received the Nia award for outstanding work in the arts and social justice. Through her work, Rachael has had the opportunity to facilitate innovative social justice education and arts programs for people of all ages, as well as supporting nonprofit organizations with communications, program coordination, and general operations.
Mary Parlet, Senior Administrator, Operations, of Rochester Regional Health System joins Singola Consulting Co-Founder Fran Horner to discuss the merits of centralizing a contact center. She'll walk through the items to consider before deciding to centralize and explain how centralization provides benefits across the board.
Charles Lenchner is a co-founder of Ready for Warren and a consultant for labor, political and nonprofit organizations, tweets as @clenchner. We will discuss the recent breaks in one of the most corrupt state houses in the land, Albany NY, where long-standing power magnate Sheldon Silver has been charged with bribery, following the investigations of the Moreland commission.Set up by the Governor Cuomo, the Commission's operations were halted by the governer when his staff was brought under scrutiny. NYT on Silver
SIlver is a Democrat who has policy preferences that line up well with most progressives. How does a progressive, or a liberal, line up when there is corruption in the ranks?
We'll also talk about Zephyr Teachout , Paul Newell (who primaried Silver last election) and Elizabeth Warren as possible remedies to this conundrum.
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