“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Understanding the Concept of Military FUBAR





  1. Thanks, Deuce. Do you have a link to the video. I can't see it.

    Well, there's your "Best and Brightest" at work, folks.

    How did someone on this blog put it? "I just don't understand the work of my "Betters?"

  2. I used an anagram for a joke, but it did not read the way I intended, so I took it down.

  3. Oh, thanks, again. I got tears in my eyes. That's the guys I've known, and loved.

  4. Life would not have been the same without time in the military, assuming you didn't get shot, killed or maimed.

  5. Well, I gotta go spend some more of youse guys money. I dread going to the V.A. All I'm getting is a co-pay on some generic drugs; I'm not sure it's worth the time, and drive. I may get off youall's teat.

    "Operation R.U.F.U.S." - Perfect.

  6. I heard on the radio whilst driving this morning that US federal and state debt is 94% of GDP. Greece is somthing like 124% and Spain 60% or so (speaking off of the top of my head) but I was rather stunned by the rather large proportion of US debt. I did a quick google and wiki had it at 87%. Still, that's baaddd folks.

    How do you get out from under all that debt? Increase in taxes, growth, and slash spending seem to be the only hope. Population growth might help in the long term, but hey, who want immigrants anyway?

    Once the bond markets finish with the PIIGS, and Britain it seems, they could come a huntin' the US. Turbulence ahead...

  7. “…In April 2006 the cost for each F-22A is assessed by the Government Accountability Office to be $361 million per aircraft.

    By the time all 183 jets have been purchased, around $28 billion will have been spent on research and development, with an additional $34 billion spent on actually procuring the aircraft. This will result in a cost of about $339 million per aircraft including program…”

    Procurement and Sales via Electronic Aviation

  8. allen said...
    Re: F-22

    Originally, the USAF sought 750 units, having an expertly projected per unit cost of about $107,000,000.00 per copy.

    Unit cost has risen to approximately $373,000,000.00 per plane.

    Had the original USAF order been procured, the cost would have been in the range of $279,000,000,000.00.

    No nefarious Skull and Bones conspiracy is needed to explain the F-22's current plight: The country cannot afford it and interest on the national debt.

    Another lesson may be taken from the F-22 program: Government projections are worth approximately 0.
    Tue Apr 27, 11:27:00 PM EDT

    allen said...
    F-22 (non-Wiki)

    "Program acquisition unit cost has doubled, from $149 million in $345 million in 2005."

    F-22 Raptor Cost

    "Do the arithmetic: $64.540/184 = $350.1. Total program unit price for one F-22, what approximates the "sticker price," is $350 million per copy."

    What Does an F-22 Cost?

    " Ergo, the total program unit cost is not $350 million each, it's $394 million, assuming Young is correct."

    Real cost of an F-22?

    Thu Apr 29, 08:40:00 AM EDT

    To date five (5) reliable links have been provided. If necessary, at least six (6) corroborating GAO reports could be linked.

    As to GAO, since its first published apprehension in 1988, GAO's rhetoric has escalated as the cost overruns of the F-22 have escalated. Note the passage of 22 years and four (4) presidents.

  9. It's my Blessed Idaho Fish and Game Department and and the wolf reintroduction program all over again. The wolves have now crossed the Snake River and are into the Wallowas, and in Areas 8 and 10, here, the elk are at below reproduction levels. That's the good news. If they get up into the Selkirks, the few remaining Mountain Caribou are finished. Bless, bless the Idaho Fish and Game Department, and the environmental groups.

  10. From the NYT;

    "Investors were unsettled by perceptions that European leaders have not yet shown they can contain the fallout from Greece’s problems, as well as the political resistance in Germany to using taxpayer money for a rescue...

    "In an effort to show unity, European Union governments may hold a summit meeting May 10 to discuss releasing aid to Greece, according to an E.U. official who was knowledgeable about the ongoing talks on the matter, but who declined to be identified because the date was not yet confirmed..."

    It's not incidental to note that Germany has elections set for May 9.

    Those who feel that some type of agreement on the Greek debt issue would have been resolved by now if Merkel didn't have election worries may be right.


  11. It seems the pesky German public are not very keen on sending money to the Greeks...

    ...but if the bailout package were not to happen...

    ...even if it does


  12. For any who still think there is any possibility that Iran won't eventually develop the bomb.

    "It's incredible the administration is asking for exemptions, under the table and winking and nodding, before the legislation is signed into law," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican and a conference committee member, said in an interview.

    "A White House official confirmed Wednesday that the administration was pushing the conference committee to adopt the exemption of "cooperating countries" in the legislation.

    "Mrs. Ros-Lehtinen, however, said the exemption "is aimed at China and Russia specifically."

    "The administration wants to give a pass to countries for merely supporting a watered-down, almost do-nothing U.N. resolution," she said."

    The Hypocrisy is Palpable


  13. European Debt_Possible Domino Scenario

    Interactive. Keep pushing button to move dominoes.


  14. Belgium bans burqa-type dress in public (actully it still needs to be approved by their Senate)

    '"Like elsewhere in Europe, Belgium struggles with anxieties that visible signs of Islam erode national identity and that women in traditional conservative Islamic dress, such as the burqa, the chador and the niqab, signal a refusal to assimilate in western society..."

    Differences Will Not Be Tolerated in the EU, PC Champion of Tolerance

    Muslim culture runs into Europe's PC culture.


  15. Tomorrow, we start seeing pictures of that oil slick washing up onto Louisiana. Dying seabirds, talk about the oyters, and fisheries.

    In a week, or two, we'll see the goo coming onto the pristine, white beaches of Pensacola, and the panhandle. The Flying Fecal Matter will hit the Harmonic, Rotating, Blade.

    Thunderhorse, and Neptune are producing at about 50% of what was expected; Jack will probably never show a profit, and the Brazilians are "reevaluatng" Tupi. Meanwhile, we're stalled out (and, have been for 5 yrs.) in the 73 million barrel/day range.

    China is upping consumption about a Million bpd/yr; and if you add in India, the rest of the Asian/Pacific, and the OPEC countries you're probably looking at 2 mbpd increase in demand, annually.

    Meanwhile, DDCE, Poet, and Novozymes are continuing to insist they can turn switchgrass, and other cellulose into ethanol for about $2.00/gal.

    Good Grief! What does it take?

  16. Perhaps seeing them do it.


  17. They're doing it at "demonstration" scale, at Vonore, Tn, and Scotland SD. Also, Inbicon has 6 plants, I believe, operating "doing it" in Denmark.

    In case you're wondering, Q, there's not nearly the worry over "scale up" in the fermentation/enzyme technology as there is in the "Gassification" technology. Scaling up gassification is very hard (and, expensive;) scaling up fermentation doesn't deal with the Great amounts of heat that are required in the Fischer Trop (sp) Thermo/chemical process.

    Thus, A Demo plant in the enzyme/fermentation process (that's what Dupont, Poet, and Novozymes do) is much more likely to "scale" w/o nasty surprises than, say, Range's Gasifiction process.

  18. Keep us informed. Let me know when they are doing it at a scale that is affecting me.

    We all want to save money.


  19. USA Today -

    After weeks of speculation surrounding one of the nation's most compelling political contests, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced today he will leave the Republican Party to pursue an independent campaign for Senate.

  20. Los Angeles Times -

    Federal attorneys are examining legal options to prevent the strict new rules from taking effect this summer.

    A team of top government lawyers has quietly begun studying legal ...

  21. Wall Street Journal -

    Democrats in Congress, trying to harness newfound energy from activists and Latino anger at a new Arizona immigration law, are working to advance an overhaul of immigration laws but treading carefully given complex politics ...

  22. April 29 (Bloomberg) -- The worsening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may alter President Barack Obama’s five-year plan to open new areas to offshore oil and natural gas drilling, administration officials said today.

    “Obviously, what’s occurring now will also be taken into consideration as the administration looks to how to advance that plan and what makes sense and what might need to be adjusted,” said Carol Browner, Obama’s adviser for energy and climate change.
    “We need to learn from the incident.”

  23. 2019.09.18八大行業大多主攻男性市場,不過最近知名酒店經紀梁曉尊,要打進女性消費圈,推出「酒店兼差一週」韓國歐巴來坐檯,號稱每一位都是韓國男模,由於中南部少有牛郎店,平時被男客消費的酒店小姐沒有地方紓壓,得知韓國歐巴要來,讓南部酒店小姐瞬間淪陷,台南市移民署第一服務站指出,目前已將進行政治部調查,查看是否違反移民法。據酒店經紀了解,業者號稱韓國歐巴都是男模級,在預約前可以看到個人自拍照以及身高、體重、陰莖(老二)尺度照片,但要找韓國歐爸坐檯消費可不便宜,除了坐檯費還要付包廂費與酒錢,包廂一共有5間,奢華級的包廂要價8000元,而韓國歐巴的檯費一個小時就要3000元,酒錢另算,但自從推出歐巴坐檯後,造成轟動,不少酒店妹要揪團包場,預約時間排滿滿。有消費者透露,做韓國歐巴的檯,可以將歐巴包出場,但一次就要包兩個牛郎,一次要3小時起跳,因為業者會擔心牛郎在外場的安全,另外也有提供俗稱「勾」舔盤的性服務,但至少要來消費兩次,才有機會可以嘗試陰部按摩費用1次5000元。

  24. 2019.10.07台北知名酒店經紀觀察家分析:在如今的八大行業酒店上班職場上,居然只有4%員工渴望包養框出接S(性交易)嗎?這是酒店經紀公司在九月底發布的最新酒店兼差調查結果。這份酒店打工報告,一共訪問了6千名酒店兼職的酒店小姐分別來自制服店、禮服店、便服店、飯局、直播網紅等不同領域職場工作者,其中僅有4%期待在未來五年到十年可以賺到新台幣3千萬。事實上,這股「性交易」趨勢,早已在亞洲各地悄悄崛起。從暴紅的網紅金句:「趁年輕能撈就撈!」不然青春就白混了。接S(性交易)頻繁的討論相關議題,都可見其嚴重的落差性,台灣也不例外。換言之,表現優秀等於獲得機會、鼓勵酒店小姐從基層一路到被企業界大老闆包養的公式,已經出現了新的可能。

  25. 2019.10.11 酒店上班類型多,酒店工作求職者尋職時不一定都能了解職務內容,台北知名酒店經紀公司為大學生、上班族酒店兼差就業通特別製作影片,邀請八大行業職場酒店小姐闡述工作甘苦並給予尋職建議,盼助酒店打工求職者找到適合工作。台灣社會有許多職業,許多求職者往往不瞭解酒店工作內容前往求職,才發現與想像中不同。知名酒店經紀梁小尊/梁曉尊指出,求職者常嚮往看似光鮮亮麗的工作,但其實這些工作背後,卻往往有著難以想像的辛苦。為了避免在學大學生以及上班族兩大族群渴望酒店兼職求職者對職務期待有所落差,八大行業酒店經紀公司特別規劃製作「框出陪睡(性交易)」職業介紹影片,透過拍攝各行各業職場酒店小姐一日的工作內容,讓對這些職業有興趣與志向的求職者及大學生新鮮人更了解八大行業酒店上班產業趨勢與職務工作內容,做好求職前的準備工作。

  26. 2019.10.15台北酒店上班就業服務處將於10月15日至18辦徵才酒店工作活動,為所有大學生、上班族想要酒店兼差求職的朋友提供20家知名便服店、禮服店、制服店,共釋出300個酒店打工機會。知名酒店經紀梁小尊/梁曉尊指出,知名台北八大行業為近幾年熱門的酒店小姐產業,在推廣[早脫貧]口號行動之外也與各大知名酒店經紀公司合作提供小姐配套性服務,釋出的酒店兼職職缺並非強迫性,增取更多人力人才,目前市場數據公司民調指出:是求職者普遍年輕群喜愛快速賺錢的方式。

  27. 2019.10.16台北市酒店上班八大行業即時新聞稿表示,依酒店工作的酒店小姐現場保護規則第3條第2項規定,酒店現場總人數在120位以上部分人員是學生身份,應設置從大學生不影響課業酒店兼差人員辦理達成5小時工時服務,提早下班可順利完成隔天白天學校課程,另外針對上班族酒店兼職保護規則明定,依照勞基法工時健康著想不讓酒店小姐因酒店打工過勞影響未來健康,知名酒店經紀梁小尊/梁曉尊應依不同年齡、族群、學生、單親、上班族等逐步設置從事酒店小姐健康服務護理人員,並辦理臨場健康服務單位。

  28. 2019.10.24酒店上班類型多,酒店工作求職者尋職時不一定都能了解職務接S(陪睡性交易)內容,台北知名酒店經紀公司為大學生、上班族酒店兼差就業特別製作應徵就業影片,邀請全國各地八大行業職場酒店小姐闡述工作甘苦並給予尋職建議,盼助酒店打工求職者找到適合工作。台灣有許多職業,許多求職者往往不瞭解酒店工作內容前往求職,才發現與想像中不同。知名酒店經紀梁曉尊/梁小尊指出:求職者常嚮往看似光鮮亮麗的酒店工作,但其實這些工作背後,卻往往有著難以想像的辛苦。為了避免在學大學生以及上班族兩大族群渴望酒店兼職求職者對職務期待有所落差,八大行業酒店經紀公司特別規劃製作「框出陪睡(性交易)」職業介紹影片,透過拍攝各行各業職場酒店小姐一日的工作內容,讓對這些職業有興趣與志向的求職者及大學生新鮮人更了解八大行業酒店上班產業趨勢與職務工作內容,做好求職前的準備工作。

  29. 2020.03.15許多來酒店上班的小姐都一定會詢問,請問:到酒店工作當酒店小姐就一定要出場酒店S嗎?
    所以現在的酒店也不會像電影/電視連續劇一樣,強制小姐一定要酒店S跟客人出場,現在酒店打工將酒店小姐出場的方式改為小姐個人意願,客人要帶小姐出場時會告知小姐要去那裡,只要小姐不願意跟客人出去店家沒人能逼妳,有些酒店只有規定小姐出場只需陪客人到客人想去的地方(例如:吃消夜 續攤 錢櫃 夜店 )當然也會告知雙方(有床的地方不能去 例如:妳家/客人家/旅館/飯店)苗頭不對可立即離開。

  30. 2020.05.04酒店工作因為一名酒店S女公關的確診,造成全台酒店、舞廳無限期停業,收入靠酒客的酒店上班坐檯小姐頓失每月數十萬元的收入,紛紛開始找副業度過難關。據八大行業透露,不少酒店小姐轉行當foodpanda(空腹熊貓)、Uber Eats的外送員,因收入不夠支出,還會再兼職當傳播妹,上月底有酒客到台中市KTV時,找熟識、現在酒店PT失業的酒店小姐外送到包廂坐檯,該酒店打工小姐進包廂時,還穿著熊貓制服,也讓酒客莞爾,小姐致歉兼撒嬌「工作難找啊!」知名八大行業酒店經記梁曉尊說,他旗下有130多個坐檯小姐,這次「被停業」後,小姐急著找副業拚經濟,有人當起超商店員,有人花了兩千多元跟熊貓買了相關的制服、設備,兼差當起美食外送員,還有人變成網拍業者,忙著拿貨,上網拍賣,擔心一個不小心就喝西北風,但也有人乾脆當放長假休息,不過每天都會有小姐打電話詢問「老闆,什麼時候要開工?」。梁小尊說,這次停業對酒店業造成的影響真的很大,他有個小姐是高雄人,年紀才20多歲,2年前才到台中工作,當酒店小姐的收入不錯,每個月都有10幾、20幾萬,今年初才剛買千萬的房產,準備在台中定居當台中人,每月要繳的房貸要5萬多元,現在突然沒工作,只能趕快找兼差,期待政府趕快想開,宣布讓酒店等特種行業復業。酒店經紀梁小尊/梁曉尊說,現在不少酒店的坐檯小姐都轉行當傳播妹,外送到各個知名KTV,因為此次政府宣布停業的是酒店、舞廳跟有男女陪伺的視聽業,一般的KTV不受到影響,不過酒客沒了酒店,還是要喝酒,有包廂的KTV就變成最好的去處。梁曉尊/梁小尊說:上月底才跟朋友去台中市一家KTV唱歌,因為知道認識的酒店小姐沒工作,打電話聯絡小姐到包廂坐檯,小姐出現在包廂時,他跟朋友看到都笑出來,因為小姐已經兼差當起熊貓外送,沒空換上漂亮的禮服就衝到KTV,擔心客人找別的小姐,所以連衣服都不換,趕緊衝到包廂內上工。

  31. 2020.06.14付費平台「酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容Swag」充斥素人自導自演的性愛影片,片中的直播主全程無碼演出,時我在酒店上班的日子內容尺度更堪比日本A片,只要粉絲願意付費,就可直接下載觀賞。就有網友納悶不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因,SWAG上的台女作風大膽,連露臉也沒在怕,比起私下酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金接S的酒店小姐,毫不遮掩,「難道swagger有比酒店妹好賺嗎?」「寧可做swagger不去做酒店是什麼心態?酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?」有網友在PTT八卦板發問,「聽說職場須知 【酒店PT 】酒店妹月收12萬起跳,差不多是一般小公司副總等級了。最近很流行拍動作片放上swag給人家看,都被看光了,臉也露了,難道swagger有比酒店妹好賺嗎?同樣都是S,酒店妹至少隱密性高,不用動腦剪片想梗,swagger為什麼之前都不做酒店?」其他網友留言「喝酒傷身啊,上床不會怎樣吧,而且應該是跟她的熟人」、「工時長,還要一直吃肝藥vs藝術工作」、「swagger可以不用陪噁男啊」、「因為素質太差,連酒店都不收」、「拍片自己可以爽,酒店只能一直喝傷身」、「Swagger很多都修圖的」、「只有AV淪落去風俗的,風俗到AV是人生升級」。不少老司機點出差異,直言「跟男友/炮友上床還有錢賺,屌打酒店賣笑」、「酒店你要給醜肥宅摸,Swagger的對象可以自己選,喝太多酒也傷身體,而且日夜生活顛倒」、「一個上夜班,一個隨你喜好上班,當然後者」、「Swagger月薪不只12萬...遠超過」、「那些人出價約一次就是酒店一個月薪水了」。

  32. 華燈初上公關小姐工作內介紹
    不管是正在看,或已經看完 Netflix《華燈初上》的朋友,應該都對劇情當中神秘的「酒店打工條通」、「酒店上班」文化感到非常好奇吧?日式酒店小姐們酒店上班賣的真的只有「曖昧」嗎?應徵酒店小姐需要具備什麼技能?八大行業裡「這個酒店工作」工作居然最難勝任?今天 MF 請來「酒店工作條通媽媽桑」席耶娜為大家全盤解答,一窺神秘的秘辛!