Sunday, April 3, 2011

Notes from the Virtual Desktop

In the past six months, a Northern California's town disbanded their police force and outsourced their work to the local sheriff department. Half Moon Bay, another Northern California's town is on the verge of doing the same thing.

It is only a matter of time, that the privatization of law enforcement becomes a reality.


On the 23rd of March, Dr. Sawyer was recently interviewed on the John Batchelor show.

Wednesday 1020P Eastern (720P Pacific Time): Ralph Sawyer, Ancient Chinese Warfare, in re: Immediately after the chairman of CNOOC announced offshore gas field development in disputed waters, the Chinese chairman of CNOOC blamed Japanese media for not being amiable enough toward China. Huge interest in Chinese strategy among university students and elites. Sun-tze: Chinese have long been conversant with these principles, not from having read the book but from cultural familiarity. China abstained from UN vote on Libya, then today condemned h violence. "Terrified of unrest in their own country - suppose India decided that China was cruel to its citizen and that was inimical to India's interests." Ancient motto: "If you're planning to seize something, first feign giving it away"

Download the interview audio from John Batchelor's web site.   
 Click on the Podcast menu heading.

Update: The April 2nd interview was focused on Dr. Sawyer's latest book, Ancient Chinese Warfare.


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