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“In the past, the most varied institutions–beginning with the sib–have known the use of physical force as quite normal. Today, however, we have to say that a state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory. Note that ‘territory’ is one of the characteristics of the state. Specifically, at the present time, the right to use physical force is ascribed to other institutions or to individuals only to the extent to which the state permits it. The state is considered the sole source of the ‘right’ to use violence.”

– Max Weber, Politics As A Vocation”, 1918

“Government contractor seeking applicants for overseas assignment in KUWAIT. Excellent pay & benefits up to $60,000+.”

“The FPO performs duties under the direct supervision of the Shift Sergeant and the Shift Supervisor. The FPO is responsible for providing security, force protection and support for the U.S. Army’s ARS (Area Support Group) assets at various U.S. Army Compounds in the country of Kuwait. FPOs serve as team members performing individual basic combat tactics and techniques unique to military service. They adhere to post orders unique to individual posts that range in function from static posts to roving patrols to escorting VIPs or military asset convoys and other missions as assigned. They must be able to perform as a fire team member to provide defense against attacks and terrorist operations. The duties of the FPO are similar to those of an Army MP.”

“They must be able to perform all job functions in hot, dry, dusty, desert environments with or without shelter during 12 hour shifts.”

WorkInTexas.com job posting.

“I will not outsource core functions.”

Evil Overlord List #179

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  1. Jamie Bowden

    What, it’s a surprise that Bush is incompetent?

  2. Mike Hoye

    Outsourcing the authority to use force to a corporate entity is a whole different league of bad idea. Incompetence in the administration of government is bad, but undermining the entire idea of a representative state is a whole different sport.