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2021-10-26 Government Corruption
A Pentagon definition for extremism is imminent
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Posted by 3dc 2021-10-26 05:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [323 views ]  Top
 File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,  

#1 If you served here or visited from 1836 to the present day, you were, or likely are an extremist.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-10-26 06:50||   2021-10-26 06:50|| Front Page Top

#2 The definition will be fluid like the freaks it is intended to protect.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-10-26 06:51||   2021-10-26 06:51|| Front Page Top

#3 "Any position different from the currently approved one."
Posted by Glenmore 2021-10-26 10:12||   2021-10-26 10:12|| Front Page Top

#4 Here it comes. Behold our mighty PowerPoint!
Posted by ed in texas 2021-10-26 11:52||   2021-10-26 11:52|| Front Page Top

#5 Defense Department’s Countering Extremism Working Woking Group
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-10-26 12:19||   2021-10-26 12:19|| Front Page Top

#6 We need to purge the military of all people who have violent tendencies. Replace pugil stick drills with baton twirling contests.
Posted by Matt 2021-10-26 12:55||   2021-10-26 12:55|| Front Page Top

#7 There was a SciFi story about that in the late 60s or the early 70s with spec ops in tutus...
Posted by 3dc 2021-10-26 13:09||   2021-10-26 13:09|| Front Page Top

#8 But what if extremist is chosen as one's pronoun?
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-10-26 13:21||   2021-10-26 13:21|| Front Page Top

#9 The best outcome I can see here is that Power Point preparation gets classified as an extremist activity. But that's a lot to hope for. Maybe we can dig up a Power Point of Jackson explaining his flanking maneuver at Chancellorsville to Lee.
Posted by Matt 2021-10-26 13:23||   2021-10-26 13:23|| Front Page Top

#10 Pretty sure the Sci Fi novel was a John Brunner one.
Posted by 3dc 2021-10-26 13:32||   2021-10-26 13:32|| Front Page Top

#11 ^ I hear it inspired Roosevelt's televised fireside chats
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-10-26 13:34||   2021-10-26 13:34|| Front Page Top

#12 *snort*
That's back when FJB was In His Prime.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-10-26 13:47||   2021-10-26 13:47|| Front Page Top

#13 ^#6 Matt - that comment is a keeper, for sure.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-10-26 14:06||   2021-10-26 14:06|| Front Page Top

#14 Ref #6: Please don't give DoD any ideas :-(
Posted by Besoeker 2021-10-26 14:08||   2021-10-26 14:08|| Front Page Top

#15 Merrick Ferret ('MF?'), did you choose that nym or was it perhaps our host's most creative one yet? 'Honoring' our AG as a sometimes-domesticated relative of a weasel.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-10-26 14:28||   2021-10-26 14:28|| Front Page Top

#16 Yeah, next you'll think they'd have recruits march around in high heels.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-10-26 14:58||   2021-10-26 14:58|| Front Page Top

#17 did you choose that nym or was it perhaps our host's most creative one yet?

While our host no doubt inspired me -- perhaps the benign equivalent of the young Harvard Wakandan lass's Woke Miasma Theory -- I chose it with the help of MG's parents. Combine a pseudo-Wakandan given name (WTF is a white man doing, running around with a ghetto name like Merrick?) .

As to "Ferret," aside from the alliterative ring, the image of a semi-feral rodent presented itself naturally with this one.

Come to think of it, all of these bizarre characters resemble diminutive semi-feral rodents: (menstruating person)

Tony Blinken-Marten
Squirrelface Kamala
Dr. Rachel Rodent,
BootyGerbil, Czar of Canals & Tunnels
and of course Fauci the Ur-Weasel
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-10-26 15:16||   2021-10-26 15:16|| Front Page Top

#18 ^ learn about Harvard Crimson Whi' S'premaciss Miasma Theory here
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-10-26 15:18||   2021-10-26 15:18|| Front Page Top

#19 "Everything in the party, nothing outside the party, nothing against the party."
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-10-26 17:37||   2021-10-26 17:37|| Front Page Top

#20 I am thinking the book was Shockwave Rider.
And.... it has ties back to....
THE RAND CORPORATION

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shockwave_Rider

The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975. It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word "worm" to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network.[1][2] It also introduces the concept of a Delphi pool,[3] perhaps derived from the RAND Corporation's Delphi method – a futures market on world events which bears close resemblance to DARPA's controversial and cancelled Policy Analysis Market.
Posted by 3dc 2021-10-26 20:24||   2021-10-26 20:24|| Front Page Top

#21 Ramd Corp has been a left hand of the Democratic Party since Vietnam

Posted by 3dc 2021-10-26 20:29||   2021-10-26 20:29|| Front Page Top

#22 Hmm.. Strategy Page had a "Delphi Like" prediction matrix in it's early days. So did Small Wars Journal
Posted by 3dc 2021-10-26 21:20||   2021-10-26 21:20|| Front Page Top

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