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flowchart:"quelling online dissent"

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    airforce has made public a plan to quell online disent in the "blogosphere..."


    The US Air Force has announced a “counter-blog” response plan aimed at fielding and reacting to material from bloggers who have “negative opinions about the US government and the Air Force.”
    The plan, created by the public affairs arm of the Air Force, includes a detailed twelve-point “counter blogging” flow-chart that dictates how officers should tackle what are described as “trolls,” “ragers,” and “misguided” online writers.​
    Wired blog Danger Room summarizes how the chart lays out a range of possible responses to a blog post:​
    Airmen can offer a “factual and well-cited response [that] is not factually erroneous, a rant or rage, bashing or negative in nature.” They can “let the post stand — no response.” Or they can “fix the facts,” offering up fresh perspective. No matter what, the chart says, airmen should “disclose your Air Force connection,” “respond in a tone that reflects high on the rich heritage of the Air Force,” and “focus on the most-used sites

    (what about us ex-usaf folks who have “negative opinions about the US government")???

    Seems they neglected to discuss a little used idea called freedom of speech, I'm offended somebody sat down and worked this out.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Good grief. I'm speechless.
  3. Quantrill

    Quantrill Monkey++

    Good grief, I am not suprised. I am more suprised this was made public, bad move for PsyOps.
  4. mobilus

    mobilus Monkey++

    Free speech is nonexistent in the Air Force. I've been a part of it for 25 years now, and it is getting worse all the time.
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [dunno][coffee2]Msgt ret, I'm embarrassed...:oops:go to the wired article and read the comments.Though they degrade into name calling.Talking up your branch is one thing the only part that really ticks me off is the"report to hq" block.that'sthe orwellian part.
  6. overbore

    overbore Monkey++

    That Sir is their goal---[rnt]

  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Hey Now we have a guide! "Today I feel like a (hmmlets see)"
    1) "troll"nah
    2) "rager"nope
    3) "misguided" that ain it.
    4)"unhappy customer"thats the one.
    Our tax dollars at work!
    thtwasv.2 wonderwhatv.1lookedlike?
    v.1 determine if the "poster" is:
    1)serious threat;
    ,2) some marine whos mom left the computer on
    .3) Alex Jones
    Paint the poster with the designator,call down the first available orbiting cas bird on station.
    put your fingers in your ears and open your mouth...
    problem solved.
    and we've gotta spend taxes on new ordinance creating jobs...win win for everyone!
  8. mobilus

    mobilus Monkey++

  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  10. mobilus

    mobilus Monkey++

    On my last assignment, I took charge of a flight that had morale in the pits. I went out and spent $200 of my own money and bought a two pot Bunn coffee maker. I set up a coffee bar on the far side of my office and just kept an ear open to the issues talked/griped about. Then I was able to address problems that the guys weren't forthcoming with. That enabled me to turn that shop around in just a few months...my bosses thought I was some kind of miracle worker. It just takes listening, and people are usually willing to talk over a hot cup of coffee.

    I've never worked heavies, been an F-16 crew chief my whole grown life. I'm still teaching aircraft maintenance four years after hanging up the uniform.

    Did the weapons weenies on heavies work in three-man crews like they do on fighters?
  11. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I think sac load crews (afsc462's)had7 positions ,I worked on the (nuclear)(afsc 463) SRAM system (in the imf) in the weapons storage area. 78-82. During sac"generations" (exercises) the weapons storage area folks "broke out" the weapons and did the convoys to the pad.
    weapons weenies?: "AMMO"! If you aint ammo you aint sh*t!
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Some of the propaganda being spread in the military is psy-ops designed to counter the actual FACTS with more "appropriate", easier to digest reasons, which only serve to strengthen the morale of a unit and create a sense of duty and purpose during an unconstitutional occupation. (not going to say any more than this)

    But, I will also say that there have been speeches given to troops already that spell out a "phony attempt at claiming that Al-Quada was funded by our own government", therefore "providing a reason to continue the need for US Troops to be in the Middle East."

    It just never ends. But what can you do? All soldiers are pretty much prisoners of their own making, they can't even get out -and many are still on stop-loss. Perhaps it is best if the military keeps their soldiers in line and maintains a high morale...it can't harm the situation any more at this point.
  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Things have sure changed since the 70's and 80's.
    In my first hitch (USAF, ADC then TAC, at Tyndall AFB, Florida) we sauntered over to the hanger for coffee from the gedunk.
    Didn't develop my coffee addiction TIL my second hitch, USN (ASW Frigate USS Ainsworth FF-1090 out of NorVa). We had a big 80-cup pot in our ET/EW office. It ran 24/7 - only cleaned once - and my Senior Chief reamed me a new one when I did that! [rofllmao]
    By the time I rotated ashore, my white cup was a crusty dark brown - a true "Lifer cup".
    The computer revolution was in it's infancy - a buddy in the USAF had an Apple - my first introduction to PC's. No blogs or forum sites then to be worried about. No cell-phones either. The troops were blissfully isolated from The World.
    I think that is one reason so many young troops become dissatisfied with military life nowadays - they can't break totally with their prior lives.
  14. 8PW

    8PW Silent but Deadly

    Just a guess but maybe the coffee has changed?
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Nah. Coffee is the same, lowest bidder. They make them clean the pot and cups, confounded d***smiths and p*****checkers (corpsmen) are becoming militant and wander around the ships and bases looking for trouble and "health hazards." Used to be they were confined to the mess and patient care areas.

  16. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Lowest bidder?? ? What: are we talkin' star bucks? "Hey sr. Airman jones grab a can of cheap AAFEES coffee at the comissary on your way back from lunch on base. Take it out of the coffee bar cash box...we're almost out".
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Of COURSE lowest bidder. The more so shipboard, the cooks (excuse ME, all you fancy named bean burning commissarymen) get it from the ship's service stores, and it ain't Starbucks (or Folger's commercial grade) they get in the 5 gallon(?) square cans of preground precursors of mud. Even when we were on detached rations, the mess didn't get the highest grade of beans.
  18. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Just tryin to wind you up a bit...(I See("issued"); I thought you meant contract/catered...
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