Tag Archives: Neoliberalism

Working in the Virus’ Shadow: SARS-CoV-2 4 April, 2020, 1600 Hrs

One can gain a brief view of the specter sweeping our country – indeed the world – by walking the halls of our medical centers. There is concern and fear everywhere. Firstly, one sees health care workers – nurses, physicians, … Continue reading

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Quora Query: How Likely is an Authoritarian State if the US Gets UBI, Universal Healthcare, and Universal College?

What an odd query! How likely is an authoritarian state – in the United States – if we, finally, get a national health system, a rational educational system, and UBI? Really? Firstly, in case you haven’t noticed, the present US … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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Military Equipment (Pre-Conflict)

SECTION 6.3 MILITARY EQUIPMENT (PRE-CONFLICT) Contents Introduction and key findings …………………………………………………………………………..2 Planning and readiness for expeditionary operations ……………………………………………..2 Testing the UK’s expeditionary capability: lessons learned? …………………………………….6 The UK’s expeditionary capability by 2002 ………………………………………………………….11 Equipment preparations for the invasion (2002 to … Continue reading

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Planning and Preparation for a Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, Mid-2001 to January 2003

SECTION 6.4 PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, MID-2001 TO JANUARY 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..114 Pre-conflict management of information on Iraq ………………………………………………..115 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office ……………………………………………………………116 The Iraq Planning Unit ………………………………………………………………………………..120 The Joint … Continue reading

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Planning and Preparation for a Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, January to March 2003

SECTION 6.5 PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..309 Second round of inter-agency talks, Washington, 22 January 2003 …………………………309 Follow-up to the inter-agency talks ……………………………………………………………….326 The UK Common Document …………………………………………………………………………327 Post-conflict discussions … Continue reading

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Conclusions: Pre-Conflict Strategy and Planning

571 SECTION 7 CONCLUSIONS: PRE-CONFLICT STRATEGY AND PLANNING Contents Conclusions ………………………………………………………………………………………………572 The UK decision to support US military action ……………………………………………………573 UK policy before 9/11 ……………………………………………………………………………………573 The impact of 9/11 ………………………………………………………………………………………577 Decision to take the UN route ………………………………………………………………………..583 Negotiation of resolution … Continue reading

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Price – Empowering Patients First Act of 2015

Gentle Reader – Soon to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Price’s vision of what will replace the Affordable Care Act. 44,000 words, that spell out less and more expensive coverage, unless you are young and healthy. —————————————– F:\M14\PRICEG\PRICEG_021.XML … Continue reading

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The Sick and the Poor – Trump’s First Victims

Gentle Reader – About 20 million of you, who were helped by President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act (ObamaCare, The ACA) are about to be thrown to the wolves by an Administration – the Trump Administration – that … Continue reading

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