Posts Tagged: East

Global Challenges: Languages

The Dutch East India Company made its fortune with a number of different trades: notably the tulip mania in 1637 that allowed the Dutch East India Company to be valued in the trillions of dollars while operating in dozens and dozens in countries (all of this according to Wikipedia). They operated globally and generated massive… Read more »

16 House Lawmakers to Renew East Coast Missile Site Push

Sixteen Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee want Appropriations Defense subcommittee Chairman Bill Young (R-Fla.) to add $250 million to the fiscal year 2014 defense spending bill for a missile site on the East Coast, The Hill newspaper reports. Jeremy Herb writes the House and Senate Armed Services panels are set to mark up… Read more »

Coast to Coast: A Difference from East to West?

Everyone knows about the surfer dude. The constant “yeah mans” and “yeah bro” are phrases associated with only one person of one coast? Can’t be the east, because dignified lobbyists are speaking with much refined tongues, and strict guards on their vocabulary. However, when it comes to the different sides of the country, are we… Read more »

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as military… Read more »

Mission Essential Personnel Sponsors Center For A New American Security Annual Conference

Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that it is the platinum sponsor of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) annual conference. This year CNAS will examine how the United States can manage global risk and seize opportunities in a time of growing economic constraint. The event will take place… Read more »

The Anniversary Edition, Randomness, and the NCAA Division 1 Big East College Football Preview from the Hokie Guru, Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Good morning, Govloopers!!! It’s been a year since Govloop sent me this e-mail… he sent it on July 10, 2008: So here’s what I’m thinking with GovLoop. You (studboy) write a once a week short blog/column. Your topic of choice. It can be a combination of your crazy stories and the sports stud hokieguru. I… Read more »

NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (Day #2), Western Collegiate Hockey Assocation Tournament, and the NIT (sigh)

Yesterday, the madness began with Cleveland State in the south, the west with Whiskey, and the east with tiny Siena College. This is why the country loves March Madness; teams like Cleveland State University and Siena can capture the nation’s heart in a matter of weeks. Cleveland State University is a young urban institution (with… Read more »

Deep Thoughts on Sports and Other Topics from the Hokie Guru, GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Happy New Year, GovLoopers… the Hokie Guru knows you’ve missed him!! 🙂 The Hokie Guru apologizes because he does not have time to preview every NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Conference… he can only pick a few games here and there and will pick one later in this post. When March Madness begins, the Hokie… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Mid-Season Evaluation

Let’s get right to it, GovLoopers… it’s the Hokie Guru’s mid-season evaluation of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams. We’ll review the six Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences, including the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), the Big 10 Conference (Big 10), the Pacific 10 (Pac 10) Conference,… Read more »