SPECIAL: Veterans Today Secretary of Efficient Defense or Secretary of Wasteful War? Robert David Steele as a Candidate – the Only Candidate with a Grand Strategy

Secretary of Efficient Defense or Secretary of Wasteful War? Robert David Steele as a Candidate – the Only Candidate with a Grand Strategy by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor James Mattis resigned because he represented the military-industrial complex (and its Zionist patron), and this brought him into conflict with the President, who is finally starting to …

Steven Aftergood: The Aging Secrecy System is Unsustainable — Hamstrung by Old Pratices and Outdated Technology (To Which We Would Add Corruption and Greed Favoring Secret Waste Over Open Source Value)

THE AGING SECRECY SYSTEM IS “AT A CROSSROADS” Today’s national security classification system is unsustainable, says a new annual report to the President from the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It is “hamstrung by old practices and outdated technology” and a new, government-wide technology strategy will be required “to combat inaccurate classification and promote …

Ty Simpson: 85% of Research Wasted – Fix?

An International Team of Experts Just Released A “Manifesto” on How to Fix Science Experts have published a “manifesto” on how to improve science research in four areas: methods, reporting and dissemination, reproducibility, and evaluation and incentives. With research showing that many published scientific papers fail to move science forward, this manifesto provides a much-needed …

Winslow Wheeler: Pentagon Hiding $125B in Waste — and the Report It Asked For… + Waste Reference Library

Bottom line up front: one quarter, 25%, of the Pentagon’s annual budget, is spent on overhead, not on troops or weapons or mobility systems. As a businessman, President-Elect Trump should understand that more money for a system this sick is a step in the wrong direction and that a take-no-prisoners manager (with a proven record …

Daniel Araya: China Build’s World’s Largest Waste to Energy Plan

The World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant is Being Built in China It is important to note that the facility is really less about generating sustainable energy and more about finding a solution to address the mounting waste problem in the country, and it’s set to be just one of the 300 plants that the government will …

Yoda: 100+ Makers eco-hack the future with open-source prototypes for a fossil-free, zero waste society

100+ Makers eco-hack the future with open-source prototypes for a fossil-free, zero waste society From a group of about 200 applicants, POC21 selected “the 12 most-promising open source products” in the fields of food, energy, housing, mobility, and communications, and the five-week innovation camp that was held from August 15th to September 20th brought together …

Yoda: Internet Sucks 2 – Zuckerberg’s Wasted Billions

One Idea for What Mark Zuckerberg Can Do With His $45 Billion Save public discourse and debate! By Anne Applebaum Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced he wants to give away $45 billion. I’m sure he needs some advice on how to spend it. Here’s mine: He should use it to undo the terrible damage …

Matthew Gault: Defense Waste — The Big Items

Here’s How the Military Wasted Your Money in 2014 New year, old problems The U.S. Congress approved $581 billion in military spending for 2014. That number includes the Pentagon’s base budget plus the Overseas Contingency Operations fund that pays for America’s various wars. Shitty super-weapons (F-35, Littoral Combat Ships, M1A1 Tank) Lazy ineffective Defense Logistics …

Charles Tiefer: Defense Waste

Huge Waste In $604 Billion Defense Bill Heads For Obama Veto The $604 billion defense spending bill now nears passage with many billions of dollars in rampant defense waste scattered throughout. Aircraft waste on the pricey but flawed F-35, Navy waste on a next generation of nuclear submarines, and systemic waste in unchecked new weapons, …