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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…where action is the attraction…

Top Billing! Threatswatch.org – Mexican President: Gov’t Does Not Control Areas on US Border

Steve Schippert pushes attention toward the greatest underreported national security problem of recent years. Other than John Sullivan,  John Robb, Adam Elkus, Stratfor, Fabius Maximus and a few other small blog sites, is anybody paying regular attention to our Southern neighbor becoming a failed state ?

Congrats to Winslow Wheeler and Dr. Chet Richards for Stanford University Press picking up America’s Defense Meltdown.

Tim Stevens has a new article up in World Defence Systems.

Complexity and Social Networks BlogAlone in the Crowd: The Structure and Spread of Loneliness in a Large Social Network

Is loneliness contagious ? More evidence on the dynamic qualitative nature of networks.

The Glittering EyeVisualcy, Newspapers, and Political Communication and Case In Point

Visualcy has been a continuing on/off subject of discussion between myself and Dave

CTLab Review – Dr. Marc TyrellThe Fight For Academic Hearts and Minds (warning: rant)

I like a good rant. :)

John P. Sullivan & Adam ElkusSWJPostcard from Mumbai

The postmodern urban insurgency.

Fabius Maximus -  The media doing what it does best these days, feeding us disinformation

FM takes on “advocacy journalism” ( case in point Newsweek, which explicitly practices this model)

Abu Muqawama –  Special Abu Muqawama Interview: Craig Mullaney

Perhaps Craig Mullaney’s book, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education (Penguin USA), will be the Fiasco, the defining book, for the war in Afghanistan. Looks good and Mullaney is getting a lot of attention. Great title.

SWJ BlogThe Unforgiving Minute

Review by Dave Dilegge, another indicator that Mullaney may have written “the” book re: Afghanistan war for some time to come.

Top RAND defense intellectual, David Ronfeldt now has a blog,  Apropos Two Theories ( hat tip to Shloky)

David ArmanoBattle of the Brands

“Brandividuals” ?

Danger RoomScientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning

Cool.

Scientific AmericanSix Ways to Boost Brainpower

Finally! Research we can use ! Guys – it justifies our excess caffeine consumption and playing of video games!

Recommended Viewing:

Courtesy of Tim Stevens of Ubiwar, the PPT of General  (res.)  Dr. Shimon Naveh of the IDF, feautured in a post here last week.

Shimon Naveh PowerPoint

View more presentations from ubiwar.

From Jamais Cascio of Open The Future:

Art Center Summit talk – Future: To Go

View more presentations from Jamais Cascio. (tags: futuro de)

Dan Robles of Ingenesist ( Hat tip to Dave Davison at Thoughts Illustrated

Innovation Economics Next

View more presentations from ingenesist. (tags: innovation economics)

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