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Plausible Denial FAQ

Page history last edited by Bob-RJ Burkhart 12 years, 9 months ago

FEMA FAQ on BioERRORS .&. NeuroScapes 

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis ... GDSS ... Kansas River Voices FAQ


Power Reading

On the CBS EVENING NEWS, Katie Couric asks candidates from both parties

which book, other than the Bible, they would bring with them to the White House and posits:

  • "It's true you can't judge a book by its cover,
  • but you can tell a lot about a person by what he or she reads."  

Find out what the candidates said on the CBS NEWS Web site.


Msnbc.com also put together an interactive map that enables drivers to plot a route
and see the inspection report for every major bridge they cross.



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Plausible Deniability — Chris Abraham

chrisabraham.com/2006/07/31/plausible-deniability/ - Cached

Jul 31, 2006 – Plausible denial involves the creation of power structures and chains of command ... 

Vice Admiral John Poindexter stated: “I made a deliberate decision not ... 

use to stop the scandal affecting President Richard Nixon and his aides. ...... 

The Facebook Era, The Far-Right, The Financial Times Limited ...


What do you think ... about Adaptive Leadership?

  • Do you agree that you can tell a lot about a person from what he or she reads? 
  • Were you surprised by what the candidates picked? 
  • What one book do you want your next president to read? 

    Any savvy Commander in Chief candidate needs to digest

    Roger Thompson's LESSONS NOT LEARNED 

    from Naval Institute Press (2007) ... ISBN-13: 978-1-59114-865-4


    the outmoded strategic thinking, the use of the wrong technology at the wrong times, and much more. 





Future thought leaders and mariners who remain grounded by these four principles ...
Integrity · Responsibility · Compassion · Forgiveness ...
create very successful organizations characterized by PURPOSE, TRUST & CAMARADERIE ...
Acta Non Verba ------ Action not Words.
Midshipman will not Steal, Cheat, or Lie.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, a Naval Aviator veteran, 

said the following after a U.S. ship shot down an Iranian Airbus:

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LJWorld.com Onslaught confuse voters 2008



Minnesota Future Day at WFS-2007

We has met the enemy & they is us ... 





NTSB Bridge Collapse Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) exercise?

WFS2007-FMEA_I35W-Bridge-Collapse_8412MSW.pdf (1.7MB)



NTSB Still Investigating Minneapolis Bridge Collapse .....

A Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) is used to determine the relative risks of a failure ...
www.taproot.com/wordpress/ - Cached - Similar pages - Note this



The NTSB has developed two simulations of “very close” near-misses that happened .....

I-35W Bridge Collapse Proves Need for Instant Root Cause Analysis ...
www.taproot.com/wordpress/category/pictures/ - Cached



A Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) is used to determine the relative risks ...

NTSB Still Investigating Minneapolis Bridge Collapse; Five dead, ...



I-35W Bridge Collapse Root Causes?


Saturday, August 11, 2007


A bridge came falling down UPDATE



that a bridge came down in Minneapolis ...




Acoustic Weapons Physics Research?


Stewart & Janet Swerdlow answer your questions.

NLP Posted: August, 26, 2007. How do you feel about NLP, ...

... States primary research organizations into acoustic weapons research is Augsburg College
www.expansions.com/Archives/QA_Archives.cfm?DOP=2007-8-1 - Cached - Similar pages


Also see: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/hsac-future-terrorism-010107.pdf(16pp)


USCG region-wide conference Minneapolis?


Coast_guard_e-newsletter CG e-Newsletter 08.02.07.doc


Williams, Laura Laura.A.Williams at uscg.mil Thu Aug 2 14:46:08 EDT 2007 ....

(TSA) will conduct a region-wide homeland security conference next week in ...
cgls.uscg.mil/pipermail/coast_guard_e-newsletter/2007-August/000039.html - Similar pages


Critical Infrastructure


In response to the catastrophic I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, ...

... slated to be the most important Infrastructure Resilience conference in 2007. ...
www.uscriticalinfrastructure.blogspot.com/ - Cached - Similar pages - Note this



ranch Link


File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
a full-scale collapse, the catastrophic Minneapolis. bridge collapse in August 2007

serves as a “wake up. call” for the bi-state region to be more vigilant. ...



war « Michael Greenwell

The Seven Deadly Spins - by Mickey Z.

“Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities

has the power to make you commit atrocities” - Voltaire ...

michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/category/war/ - Cached - Similar pages


War On Terror « Michael Greenwell

The Seven Deadly Spins - by Mickey Z. “Anyone who has the power to make you ...

... carrying a nuclear-tipped torpedo — totally unbeknownst to the US Navy. ...

michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/category/war-on-terror/page/3/ - Cached - Similar pages

More results from michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com »


Mickey Z.: The Million Dollar Interview

Mickey Z. is the author of four books, most recently:

"The Seven Deadly Spins: Exposing the Lies Behind War Propaganda"

(Common Courage Press). ...

www.counterpunch.org/mickey02282005.html - Cached - Similar pages 


Freedom Road Socialist Organization - Full-Spectrum Entropy


It persists now only because of the grandest of American appetites: denial.

... Stan Goff also participated in Operation Restore Democracy (in Haiti), ...

www.freedomroad.org/content/view/249/55/lang,en/ - Cached 


The Military in the New American Century - Google Books


by Stan Goff - 2004 - Political Science - 192 pages

Stan Goff Soft Skull Press ca-print-pub-3590369289720361 2004

... It persists now only because of the grandest of American appetites: denial.



A-list message, [A-List] Seeking critiques


... Entropy: Special Operations in a Special Period Stan Goff July 1,

... It persists now only because of the grandest of American appetites; denial.

archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/a-list/2002w30/msg00064.htm - Cached


Is the US Navy Overrated? - Trans-Asian Axis

Denial, in the words of military commentator Stan Goff,

is indeed “the grandest of American appetites.”

As for methodology, the first section relies on ...


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What Tom Clancy ... does NOT know


USS Iowa "William D. Porter" 1943 November

  • live torpedo Bermuda Roosevelt  ...


Silent Knights: Blowing whistles on Military Accident Cover-ups

  • cited by Alan Diehl (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2002), 32


TheHistoryNet | Ships & Boats | USS William D. Porter...

Roosevelt boarded the massive battleship Iowa on November 12, 1943

... A live torpedo was in the water and headed straight for Iowa. ...


Cached - Similar pages


Don't Shoot, We're Republicans

"The USS WILLIAM D PORTER (DD-579) was one of hundreds of assembly line

... she was detailed to accompany the IOWA across the Atlantic in 1943, ...

www.usshancockcv19.com/histories/willie-d.htm - Cached - Similar pages


USS William D. Porter (DD-579) - Wikipedia

During battle drills on the afternoon of the 14th,

William D. Porter inadvertently fired a live torpedo at Iowa.

However, the destroyer signaled Iowa ...



Comments (9)

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 7:42 am on Nov 14, 2010

"People have to die" infrastructure faults "national agenda" History
The Crumbling of America - Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 - mReplay ...
Sep 12, 2009 ... 00:03:18, So a point has come, this is an aging infrastructure ...
00:05:57, So people have to die before this becomes a national agenda. ....
00:12:23, >> The tunnel went through a limestone fault at that ......
01:08:39, The longer that blackout lasts, the farther back in history you're shoved. ...
The Crumbling of America - Friday, Jul 23, 2010 - mReplay Livedash ...
00:19:16, So a point has come, this is an aging infrastructure ...
Star Telegraph: June 2009
Jun 1, 2009 ... This is the description of the History Channel's documentary. ...
people have to die before it becomes national agenda". Bridges: ...
startelegraph.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html - Cached

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 7:23 am on Nov 14, 2010

Also see: MNFUTURISTS Digital Library @ http://www.box.net/shared/s1lv5g04el

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 4:47 am on Sep 1, 2010

Tues-PM’s facilitated thinking environment “Neutral Ground” event at the bi-partisan Dole Institute of Politics were the “flip-side” of the Progressive (Republican) Party principles US President Teddy Roosevelt advocated when he last visited the Kaw Valley on 31-Aug-1910 …
See: http://www.desotoexplorer.com/weblogs/rjburkhart3/2010/aug/15/friends-of-dole-institute-kick-off/

Lower Kaw Valley decision traps I’ve observed (1959-2009) show a “plausible deniability” BIAS over initiating effective corrective actions:
[1] Academic, legal and scientific rhetoric tended to IGNORE or “neutralize” prior lessons learned about our safely navigating Spaceship Earth!
My UNODIR standing orders “passed down the line” by FADM William D. Leahy, USN are to uphold maritime law’s General Prudential Rule …

[2] When complex (man-made) regulations put any ship’s health, safety or environment in EXTREMIS, then a watch officer (watershed marshal) is pre-authorized (mandated) to initiate corrective actions that HELP reduce scope and/or duration of predictable adverse IMPACTS …
Review: http://fcw.com/articles/2006/03/20/the-federal-100-a-year-like-no-other.aspx (DIP Politics of Disaster Response/Recovery)

[3] Campus, community & corporate “social responsibility pathfinders” who exercise “fiscal responsibility” to their stakeholders are bound by the “prudent person principle” to perform assigned duties at a “competence level” that EQUALS (or exceeds) that of their professional peers. Otherwise, they are liable for civil/criminal negligence charges!

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 7:24 pm on Aug 16, 2010

FEAR :: "False Evidence Appearing Rea"?

>>The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 40 Years Later

Flawed Intelligence and the Decision for War in Vietnam

Signals Intercepts, Cited at Time, Prove Only August 2nd Battle, Not August 4;
Purported Second Attack Prompted Congressional Blank Check for War

Johnson-McNamara Tapes Show Readiness to Escalate, Even on Suspect Intel;
Top Aides Knew of Mistaken Signals, but Welcomed Justification for Vote

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 132

Edited by John Prados
Phone: 202/994-7000

Posted August 4, 2004<<

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 7:16 pm on Aug 16, 2010

Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. Destroyer Attacked by North ...
Aug 2, 2010 ... (AP)—Capt. John J. Herrick's wife was driving home from church ...
His mother is Lillian M. Herrick, a widow, of South Minneapolis, Minn. ...
VIETNAM: A Decade Later : Cables, Accounts Declassified : Tonkin ...
Apr 29, 1985... dependent on electronic information gleaned from radar, sonar and intercepted enemy communications,
Capt. John J. Herrick--a 44-year-old ...
The Tonkin Chronology - Los Angeles Times
Apr 29, 1985 ... Sunset, VT Destroyer Turner Joy joins the Maddox in Gulf of Tonkin;
both ships under the command of Capt. John J. Herrick. ...

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 7:04 pm on Aug 16, 2010

>>A lot of sailors felt the way Buehler did about destroyer duty. Lt. (jg) Jim Copeland, a Colorado man who joined the Navy on his way to becoming an architect and was the Maddox’s damage-control assistant in 1964, put it this way: “You find out very, very quickly how close-knit a destroyer can be, and how close quarters a destroyer can be. After a while you believe that it is the only Navy. You look around and you see the carriers and the cruisers and the lavish spaces, and the lack of shiphandling ability that these people have, and the abundance of experience that everyone gets on a destroyer. Everybody. At that point in my life there was no doubt that destroyers were the only ship to learn all you needed to know in the Navy.”

Ens. Noel Alien of Glendale, California, wanted a destroyer too. Graduating from the Naval Academy in 1964, Alien requested a ship that operated from Long Beach, which was close to his home. The Maddox was one. “I had spent two summer cruises on destroyer-type ships, and I loved ’em. I thought, This is it. I’m in hog heaven.”

The Maddox’s wartime complement was 22 officers and 300 enlisted seamen, petty officers, and chiefs. By 1964, howeyer, the ship had a reduced crew: 14 officers and 260 men. Fewer men, with more work for each.

The Maddox was attached to Destroyer Division 192. The division commodore was Capt. John J. Herrick. Herrick had grown up in Warren, Minnesota, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1943. The Maddox’s commanding officer (CO) was Cdr. Herbert Ogier. The ship’s twelfth captain hailed from Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Annapolis a year after Herrick. The men were friends; and both were World War II vets.<<

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 6:49 pm on Aug 16, 2010

navigator 2-Aug 1964 dd-731
History - Murdoc Online
On this date in 1964: Photograph taken from USS Maddox (DD-731) during her ...
North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin, 2 August 1964. ....
Navigator LeDoux, only three feet behind Abbott, was knocked unconscious for ...
AmericanHeritage.com / Anatomy of a crisis
It was August 2, 1964. This action, and another one two nights later, ...
The keel of DD-731 had been laid in 1943 at the Bath Iron Works in Maine. ....
The navigators began updating their charts with reports from radar and sonar. ...
>>Lt. Bill Buehler joined the Maddox in 1962. He was the operations officer, second only to the executive officer and the captain. The son of a Navy officer, Buehler had earned his commission in 1956 through the NROTC at the University of Michigan. “From there I went to Maddox,” Buehler remembered. “I didn’t have a postgrad school, and I wasn’t really in track for destroyers. I had been on a DE [destroyer escort], but as an engineer officer, and on a bird farm [carrier] too, but that doesn’t count for anything, at least not with the surface people. So, even though I was hell on wheels in all those jobs, it was not really a command profile. But my boss at ASW [antisubmarine warfare] school talked to ’em, and so they sent me to a destroyer. I was not really a gung-ho CO motivated type; I had a different path to follow. But happily, Divine Providence was running the railroad, and it all worked out perfectly.” <<

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 3:21 pm on Aug 14, 2010

Lessons NOT Learned ... Decision Traps and Framing Errors
<strong>RADM James B. Plehal</strong> (Director, FBI National Infrastructure Protection Center) challenged me to share prior "Lessons Learned" (1966-81) about Managing Without Authority (MWA) while prototyping complex adaptive group decision support systems:
To limit USNI "gate-keeper" mutual interference, I launched a <a href="http://futurethought.pbworks.com/Modern-Social-Change-Theories">FutureThought Leadership Learning Collaboratory</a> to distill actionable insights (thinkLets).
I may share this article with mid-career officers at US Army's Command & General Staff College (CGSC) to illustrate prevailing practices in leveraging <em>Implicit Association Test</em> (IAT) variances to sustain a bias in an organizational learning community of practice ...</dd>
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, a Naval Aviator veteran, said the following after a U.S. ship shot down an Iranian Airbus:

<em><a href="http://futurethought.pbworks.com/Plausible-Denial-FAQ">"I will never apologize for the United States of America.
I don't CARE what the facts are." </a></em>

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