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    Cichorei Kano

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    judo and Kanô used in column about US politics by political commenter

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:24 am

    http://triblive.com/opinion/josephmistick/6531666-74/judo-republican-republicans


    Disclaimer: I obviously do not post this link to express my personal opinion either in agreement or disagreement with the author. I would hope that this is also evident. The content of the link is political and in itself has nothing to do with jûdô. It is only posted here to show how someone in an entirely different context made the choice to make use of jûdô or Kanô in arguing certain points of view in a political context. As this is the News section, the purpose of most of my posts in this section is to simply alert people to 'news'. This is also why most of my posts here do not continue any further comments of myself except sometimes a clarifying comment to add context, for example in the case of obituaries of jûdôka who may not be well known internationally.

    If tomorrow someone justifies a highly despicable act such as mass murder or ethnic cleansing or crimes against humanity by making a reference to Kanô and jûdô and this appears in the news, I will also refer to it as 'news'. I would hope that no one will conflate this with my personal feelings.


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    Continuing OT:

    Post by afja_lm139 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:29 am

    NIGHT WATCHMAN

    Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

    Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."

    So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

    Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"

    So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

    Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"

    So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

    Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"

    So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

    Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

    So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

    Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."

    So they laid-off the night watchman.

    NOW slowly, let it sink in.

    Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

    Anybody?

    Anything?

    No?

    Didn't think so!

    Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

    Ready??

    It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very
    appropriate.

    The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

    Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

    AND NOW IT'S 2012 -- 35 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND
    APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

    (THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")
    34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

    Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

    NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO
    INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

    Hello!! Anybody Home?

    Signed.... The Night Watchman

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