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February 02, 2009

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Gilad Langer

Irving,

Once again I commend you for sharing your profound understanding of the current economic situation. I could not agree more to your notion of checks and balances. In fact I believe that what you are describing is the mechanism of a Holonic system. Not sure if you have heard about this term – but it was coined by an Arthur Koestler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Koestler) in his book "Ghost In The Machine" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_in_the_Machine). He strives to describe interaction within systems, social, governments, society, etc. These consist of autonomous self-reliant entities, which have a degree of independence and handle circumstances and problems on their particular level of existence in an ever changing hierarchy. On a side note IBM at a certain point was doing something with this in the field of software development (http://manufacturingintelligence.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-holonic-manufacturing-systems.html).

I think that you describe this concept in the "separation of Powers" in government and companies. While they are each pursuing their own goals in a complex and dynamic environment - the economy – they are both dependant on and affect each other. Another fascinating phenomenon is that it is inherently a chaotic system in which simple and sometimes trivial events may cause catastrophic outcome as we have seen. One of the characteristics of such an environment is that it has no predictable path yet predictable patterns. Therefore the art in all of this is to identify and understand these patterns and be able to use them to steer away from the catastrophes, which I believe is exactly what you are alluding to with "checks and balances".

See also: http://manufacturingintelligence.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-holonic-manufacturing-systems.html

Thanks
- Gilad

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David H. Marshall

During an ongoing 18 years many letters have gone to Congress and Veteran Service Organizations. There has been no response to the Project 7210, 135 decibel (dB) to 177 dB noise level injuries to 77 other unprotected flight line personnel. This exposure was in direct disobedience of the protection required by the 1948 Air Force Regulation (AFR) 160-3 at a 95 dB noise level.

A 4 April 2008 Board of Veterans’ Appeals letter was an “unable to locate” their previously in-hand over one foot high stack of from 1952 and underlying Project 7210 evidence. Again provided were over 100 VA 8/2/95 “certified” copies of the veteran’s still in-hand proof of the Menieres disease, 100% unemployability awards and Project 7210 consequences. In reference to these award resulting resubmissions, a VA 10/16/08 letter noted “...because of insufficient or inaccurate information we cannot identify the proper record.” Part of the evidence was of the VA Boston Regional Office Rating Board’s 7/9/57 clear and unmistakable error (CUE) claim of an awarded hearing loss only. Their 4/26/57 examining physician’s 4/3/58 submission of the before the 7/9/57 Board CUE evidence that resulted in the still overlooked USAF SURGEON’S 6/25/58, “PERMANENTLY MEDICALLY DISQUALIFIED FOR MILITARY SERVICE”! A still in-hand yet again resubmitted, to date ignored proof of error!

The 130 page July 1956 USAF Project 7210 Technical Report (TR) 54-401 records the noise levels for 27 versions of 10 jet-engines in 1952 to 1956 U. S. Military service; see “contrails.iit.edu”, under its “search” use “TR 54-401". The flight line overall “very high noise levels” range from 135 dB, at a 6,144 sound pressure multiple (X), to 177 dB (@ 815,583 X)! This with this veteran’s in-hand documentation could help the 77, e.g., “Had some trouble with hearing while working on warm-up crew for F-86 D with very high noise levels.” The physician’s 29 Jan. 54 USAF Cadet Wing Commander washout statement. All flight line personnel at Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FLA. were unprotected and subjected to the “very high noise levels”. All worked well within a 50 feet radius and were injured in direct disobedience of the AFR 160-3 required protection. For F-86D personnel it is the then known certain J47-GE-1 jet-engine injury, i.e., TR pages 68-75, “Test Group 10, Date of the Tests: 1952, Test Numbers 62-64". This is an at 50 feet 158 dB noise level with an 87,381 X. Fifteen (15) of the 77 were repeatedly exposed to a “warm-up crew” 176 dB level of over 699,051 X vs. the AFR 160-3, 95 dB at 59 X! The AMA Family Medical Guide 3d edition, page 365 is the sound pressure multiple (X) source. Its 60 dB “Normal conversation” is the base line for the calculated “...sound pressure doubles with an increase of 6 decibels” 87,381 X to 699,051 X.

The question is not if these 77 unprotected individuals were injured but how badly!
AIR FORCE SERIAL NUMBERS (AFSN) ARE AVAILABLE FOR EACH OF THE LISTED 77 OTHER USAF PERSONNEL.
1952 - 1956 JET AIRCRAFT MECHANICS, AFSC 43131H AND 43151C.
NO. NAME. NO. NAME.
1. APPLEYARD, WILLIAM L. 40. HOWARD, ROY W.
2. BATES, JOE H. 41. HOWARTH, WALLACE R.
3. BAVIS, HARRY G. 42. HURLEY, DAVID W.
4. BERRY, DENNIE 43. IENSE, WILLIAM A.
5. BERSTRON, ELLERY D. 44. IRVIN, JAMES E.
6. BERTRAND, ROBERT E. 45. JANDRON, PAUL J.
7. BONASERA, JOSEPH E. 46. JONES, GLEN R.
8. BONE, J. E. 47. JONES JR, BOBBY
9. BRITTAIN, THOMAS W. 48. JUNG, WESLEY E.
10. BUMPUS, JOE E. 49. JUSTICE, HERMAN M.
11. CADRETTE, EUCLID J. 50. KEAN, RONALD B.
12. CARNEY, JOHN F. 51. KELLY, HAROLD R.
13. CLARK JR, CHESTER H. 52. KELLY JR, GERALD L.
14. CODORI, JOSEPH B. 53. LARKOWSKI, GERALD G.
15. COUNCIL JR, JAMES I. 54. LEWIS JR, FRANKLIN
16. CRISWELL, WILLIAM G. 55. LOCKIEY, REGINAID E.
17. DONALDSON, WILLIAM A. 56. LOGSDON, ELMO W.
18. DUESLER, JOHN H. 57. LONG, EARL T.
19. DUNBAR, LEROY W. 58. LOVE, JERRY K.
20. EWTON, JAMES E. 59. LYCAN, EDWARD S.
21. FLENING, JACK E. 60. MORGAN, WARNER L.
22. FRITZ, JOHN A. C. 61. MULLINS, JIMMY A.
23. GILAM, JAT T. 62. MURPHEY, TALMADGE G.
24. GOMES JR, MANUEL F. 63. MURRAY, WILLIE E.
25. GONES, LEAMON 64. MUSGRAVE PAUL I.
26. GORE, WILLIAM R. 65. OGBORN, GLENN
27. GREEN, LEVI D. 66. OTTLEY, FRANKLIN D.
28. GUILA, MIKE J. 67. RATHJEN. CHARLES
29. GUNSLAUS, DAVID W. 68. REID, BILLY G.
30. HANDLIN, JAMES F. 69. RICHARDSON, JAMES W.
31. HARDING, JERRY L. 70. SANDELL, PHILLIP R.
32. HARTER, JOHN E. 71. SEXTON, FRED B.
33. HENDON, JAMES 72. SHUMATE, RICHARD W.
34. HENDON, JAMES H. 73. VOLLENTINE, DONALD R.
35. HIGNUTT, JESSE L. 74. WALLER, GLENN R.
36. HILL, RAY S. 75. WHITE, SAMUEL L.
37. HINSON, BERT L. 76. WOOD, LEONARD F.
38. HIRSH, DONALD H. 77. ZIEGLER, CARL P.
39. HODGE, JAMES F.


Pat

America now threatens to undo the brilliance of her founding fathers in constructing a government based upon a Constitution that had the potential to reward industry and competition but prevent the all consuming harms of envy and greed.

Among America's greatest needs is the desire to monitor and administrate the province that allows undisciplined forces to use the power they generate to deprive millions of the benefit of their own Constitution in that regard.

Never before in this lifetime has American been under the siege of such devastating machinery that threatens its very existence, all of the promises it makes to humanity, and all of the benefits possible under her due diligence and effort to retain her core mission of prosperity for all by regulated distribution of power through checks and balances under the guidelines of her Constitution. In threatening America, such powermongers also threaten the world. The basic change in America over the last 20 years is frightening.

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