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QUALITY- A PROFESSION ELIMINATING ITSELF?

QUALITY from Birth to Death?

This old 88 year old began his career in Quality Control in 1952. Quality Control was a new name for “Inspection” when they blended Inspection with Statistics and a new Department was born. The Inspection function, was made an independent activity during WWII, that separated inspection from manufacturing. The reason was more of a safety issue to help protect the military from human errors in a critical World War.

I helped input and still have a copy of the first Quality Control Manual created for Temco Aircraft Corporation. I was involved with the incorporation of statics and the inspection function. Quality Control gained stature with a Director who reported directly to the President. This type of Quality Control Department is still not active in the small US business world unless it is mandated by the customer. One exception might be if the company had been fined or caused human fatalities that resulted in excessive legal costs. Most just decided on closure and/or bankruptcy.

In the late 1950’s along came NASA and another gain for the Quality professional, I had advanced to the then title of General Foreman of Inspection. The company name had been changed to Ling Temco with no advancement in management reporting or title. In i960 we acquired Chance Vought Aircraft and the company was known as Ling-Temco-Vought or LTV. In the middle 1960’s the company decided to build a separate plant for missiles and space programs and I spent the next 16 years as Manager of administration or all testing functions. At age 47 I completed a Master of Science degree and a proud 3.92 GPA. NASA over the years had been able to remove the name “Control” as we actually controlled nothing but ourselves. NASA also combined Quality, Safety and Reliability into one department. A giant step for the quality function.

My last two years with LTV I served as dead end Manager of Quality Planning with no chance of advancement after two suffering years completing my Masters Degree.

In 1978 I was offered a position with Otis Engineering, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Halliburton Corporation. This was a significant stature and responsibility promotion for me. My title was Director of Quality for a company with sales of eight billion annually and I reported to the President and had to have my departmental operating plan presented and approved by the Halliburton Board of Directors annually. My need was the first Quality Program Requirement instituted by the Department of the Interior for design, fabrication and testing for Surface and Sub-Surface Safety Valves and named SPPE-1/-2 used in US offshore oil and gas wells. This program introduced a totally new form of Quality for the oil and gas industry. This program was a derivative of NQA-1/-2 created for the Nuclear industry earlier, This was like taking a still inspection industry far beyond itself into the NASA/Nuclear world in one giant leap. This leap was a common giant step for all suppliers. During my time with Otis my department required over 425 employees worldwide

This was a new leap for me as instead of dealing with Air Force, Navy, Army or Nasa the agency that managed the Nuclear and SPPE programs was the American Society for Mechanical Engineers or ASME. This was only the second program that was ever required deal with third party agencies instead of Government agencies. This form of Quality functioned through a committee structure that was responsible for its operation. Operating as ASME Committees the structure was a Representative for what as named the Main Committee and there were committees for Surface Safety Valves, Sub-service Safety Valves, A Quality Committee and a Committee for Testing. Each Committee had a member from the ASME, a member from the Department of the Interior, am member from the manufacturer of each device, a member from the testing organization and a member from the public, Each committee elected a Chairman and a Secretary and meetings were scheduled quarterly. These meetings rotated and usually lasted 4 days. In addition the Chairman of  the Main Committee, the ASME Director of Accreditation, the Department of the Interior representative met semi-annually in Reston Virginia and at ASME headquarters in New York City.

These two programs were the beginning of the current ISO third party, accreditation and registration programs that began later as ISO 9000-1/-2 Requirements that began in the late 1980’s. For credibility reasons I was chairman of both the Main and Quality Committees for over 5 years. Two as the Manufacturer representative and three as the Public representative as I left the Halliburton Cooperation after 5 years to further my career in Quality Training and Consulting that lasted eleven more years before I retired in 1994.

My remaining eleven years of Quality work was both public and in-house training on three continents with a partner for the first several years, Richard, Dick, Kleckner, We trained some 40,000 individuals in both Quality System Auditing and familarism with the ISO 9000 Standards This took us to four Countries and likely 25 states and we also had a special Auditor program for the airline industry that trained people from every airline in the free world. We both had separate Consulting businesses and we did several programs together for some of the larger industries/airlines including an in-depth audit of Eastern Airlines shortly before it went bankrupt.

Another join venture was the forming of a company in 1990 to be accredited to issue ISO 9001/-2 registrations. Quality Systems Registrar, QSR, became the first American owned company to be Accredited to issue ISO Certificates. QSR is still in business with over 400 customers. Being smaller than the giants of Registration we have always limited our size to make sure we can develop bonding relationships and some of our customers have been with us since our Accreditation. I still serve as a member of our Board of Governors that assure credibility to QSR’s operation. There may still be other Quality professionals still functioning that are my age but all of the giants of Quality like Dr Juran, Dr. Demming, Phil Crosby for a few were acquaintances or friends have long ago departed. The only other friend still working is Hank Farlander, another Dallas friend I first met when I was Chairman of the Dallas Chapter of what was still the ASQC in the early 1980’s,

My reason for taking the time to create this article is I am now watching the Quality leadership of today slowly destroy all of the barriers I helped remove to gain stature for the Quality Profession and the Quality Professional. I tried hard to not create a book but without explaining the wars I helped fight for stature many Quality professionals have no idea how hard it was to gain stature for a function that adds no value to the large companies except improved operations and reduced waste. In my career I worked in twenty three countries, visited in nine more and worked forty nine States. In my last eleven years I flew over 3,000,000 miles and spent over 2200 nights traveling. I started or help start nine different businesses in 4 countries.

I wrote this a few weeks ago and sure enough the following events are unfolding. Greed finally tripped up the leaders as predicted.

Watching today’s accreditation organizations like the ANAB, an AQC subsidiary, join with the foreign accreditation bodies keep trying to expand responsibilities for Quality into risk management, and other fields that will fail eventually when the costs of Accreditation and Registration exceed the increasing beyond any possible savings will kill the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. When the last cycle of increased costs were introduced a couple of years ago I tried to warn the ANAB they were swimming in uncharted waters and I was ignored. If the AQC does not make certain the top leadership is aware of the shark filled waters Quality as a profession will get the first self inflicted black eye in my 65 plus years. I doubt that the AQC will have the honesty to print this article and at least generate discussion to prove me a wingnut or get some sanity involved before the bloodbath begins. I have nothing to lose or gain as my days are numbered. I just can’t believe the wild intrusions into other areas like design are an act of wisdom.   

Clyde W. Brewer PE, PQE, Member of Mensa and Intertel.   

ENVIRONMENTAL MADNESS!

One of the most damaging issues in my 85 years has been observing a bunch of tree-hugging wing-nuts wreck American progress to save everything possible. I have never read what threat we face to save the “Snail Darter”. We spent more billions to protect this creature than we spent to defend American lives from real enemies.

They climb trees to save the forest, they protest anything that remotely could improve jobs, the economy and peoples lives like the Keystone pipeline. If we had no pipelines in America it would be an environmental nightmare if all chemical and petroleum products had to be transported by surface methods. The recent railroad spill is a perfect example of how much more damaging and costly a surface accident can be. 98% of all damage to the environment in history has been caused by surface transport. Sadly the zealots, including the EPA and our President foster the unfounded beliefs that plague progress and increase costs to provide products.

President Obama, who currently leads this senseless boondoggle, is the biggest enemy of all Americans since the last looney, Al Gore, finally got rich enough to fade away. When Al needs more money to fuel his private jets and energy wasteful shack he lives in, he will return. By then the Obama’s will hopeful be in Hawaii and adding to their multi-million’s in assets they have amassed. He never really had a regular job other than as a government employee. If you add up all of the government paychecks he has drawn and he never spent a penny his net worth of over seven million would at least create some suspicion that he made a lot of under the table millions.

When you compare this with the Clinton’s he is a total failure as they have amassed ten time as much after saying they were broke just a few months ago. It appears that nationally elected individuals are not required to comply with our tax laws and certain bureaucrats and selective private citizens like Al Sharpton also are not expected to have to abide by the IRS tax laws.

The crowning event that sparked my desire to write this article was the upcoming Presidents trip to Europe to attend the conference on Global Warming. Every creditable scientists has agree that this wasteful effort is nothing but a hoax.

Every major world leader, but one, is more concerned about the bloody actions of the Muslim extremest than if polar bears might suffer if the ice caps melt. Even NASA just announced that the expansion of the size of the ice caps is at record breaking speed.

With the way President Obama expresses concern for the polar bears and seals you would expect him to put his Presidential Library in Alaska rather than Hawaii. Now I will be unwelcome in Alaska but some will love my suggestion in Hawaii currently. When he finds a way to outlaw growing pineapples as an environmental danger he may need to buy a sled when he is forced to join the polar bears. One thing is certain he will never possibly move to Texas unless he hides out in Austin where most Texas wing-nuts reside.

For all of the union members who could have built the Keystone pipeline, vote for Hillary, she will drive away more jobs than Obama for sure. The Clinton’s and the Arabs are in lock step to accelerate the Muslim take over of America. Check the middle east donations to the Clinton Foundation if you doubt my words.

I got a response today on my continuing support for a Trump/Cruz win that if Trump was the nominee of the Republicans he would find someone else to support. That is exactly why we have Obama for two terms. How can anyone with a scintilla of common sense believe this would help anything? C Brewer

PEDOPHILIA – THE ISLAM TRADITIONS!

Watching the way the Obama administration has embraced the Muslim situation in the world today is puzzling me. He was educated in Muslin dominated Indonesia as a boy and he is right that all Muslims are not terrorists. I spent a lot of time in Indonesia in the late 80’s and early 90’s and our government and our people could benefit from the way social issues are managed there. They have no Social Security, the government spends its money to make sure people have jobs rather than to get paid to sit on their butts and draw welfare. Their crime rates compared to the United States attest to the fact that the people and government work together united. That’s funny, the United States used to be united and we had no skyrocketing crime statistics to endure.

I also had the horror of spending time in the Middle East and saw the way females are treated as slaves with my own eyes. Our President would win the Nobel Prize for “Con Man” if they had one every year. He has been elected and re-elected because females chose to join the prejudiced minorities and the Welfare Army to try to socialize America and actually eliminate the middle class society I have watched develop and now be destroyed in my 84 years.

Because of this I am publishing this article to see if the American female will be happy with the path Obama is developing for their future. I doubt that many females are unaware and few will embrace what the future holds if someone does not change the current course.

This hits close to home for me as I have one daughter and two granddaughters who are blinded by the propaganda from our own White House. They would obey Obama and jump off of a cliff if asked to do so. What scares me is my current four great granddaughters may be trapped into slavery and they can’t vote. Two of them are currently being brainwashed by family.

I just read an article written by Dave Gibson titled, “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam”. I will quote from his article and paraphrase some of my feelings and hope an awakening will happen. This will only happen if the people demand that Congress stop this madness as they have proven they only care about getting re-elected. All Muslims are not peaceful and some would be considered perverts even by females, or at least I hope they would.

Obama’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far. Two years ago a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East was drafted to order the military not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things. The news reports daily his hatred of America and our way of life but nothing happens.

That draft was leaked and it was reported that it included a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

I have read that the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Gibson related that under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.

Child molestation is not only widespread throughout the Muslim world, but is completely accepted as a standard practice by Muslim men where they can. Read carefully the following statements taken directly from Dave Gibson’s article.

“Of course, when speaking on the topic of pedophilia in Islamic culture, one cannot ignore the original ‘chomo’ (prison slang for child molester)…the prophet himself, Muhammad.

“Muhammad married his bride, Aisha at age six, but reportedly waited until she was 9-years-old to deflower the youngster”.

“In 2011, Muslim cleric Dr. Salih bin Fawzan tried to rationalize Muhammad’s criminal behavior in the following (rather laughable text):

The story of the prophet’s marriage to Aisha reveals to us aspects like the prophet’s conduct with Aisha, and more importantly the aspect regarding the relationship between the husband and wife, to show how one should treat his wife, just as the prophet did with Aisha.

We know that Aisha’s mother went to take her down from the swing that she was playing on to fix her hair and prepare her for the prophet so he could enter her [have sex with her]—and she did that all on the same day”.

It gets even more sickening…

“So you see, she was playing with her fellow playmates even though her day of consummation was that very same day—and all that they did was to fix her up for the prophet so he could have sex with her”.

Now what do we see when the prophet married Aisha? Did he go to her and say “Okay that’s it, you’re married, you’re now a grown up, you’re supposed to be mature, you need to do this and that; you need to forget about your toys and your little friends; you are now a wife of a man, you have to see to my needs and that’s it”?

No. The prophet allowed her to continue playing with her toy dolls—indeed, the prophet even sometimes gave her such things to play with.

This same Saudi cleric issued a fatwa stating that there should be no minimum requirement age for girls to marry, “even if they are in the cradle,” and simply that “they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men.”

And, in the tradition of the pedophile prophet, several so-called ‘moderate Muslim’ countries have no minimum age for girls to marry, these include: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen.

Several years ago, the minimum age for marriage in Yemen was 15, but that was abolished in 1999. Unofficially, Yemeni clerics agreed that puberty begins at the age of nine therefore that is when husbands should begin having sex with their child brides, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

Read more at http://universalfreepress.com/pedophilia-cornerstone-islam/

Dave Gibson has worked as a freelance writer for many years, covering immigration, politics and crime. He once made a living working on Republican campaigns, and has served as a legislative aide to a Va. state senator. He is a frequent contributor to several radio shows, including Talk Back w/Chuck Wilder, and The Peter Boyles Show.

View all posts by Dave Gibson as I intend to to.

This article ended my sabbatical and it will hopefully incite every American to beware of how we treat “all Muslims. We know most are good people but we must stop the way females are mistreated everywhere in this world by anyone or any religion. C Brewer

 

OPEC – OBAMA POLITICAL ELECTION COMMITTEE!

ObamaPEC for short.

I have recently avoided writing about energy issues as no one in Washington wants the United States to have cheap energy.  The main stream media will never report the facts and sadly blogs, like this one, never reach the people who have the power to force politicians to change. This is really sad as the people who are hurt the most with high energy prices are the middle class and the poor.

Currently Obama and his puppets in Congress tell these poor people that they have no control over energy prices. OPEC sets the price for oil. What they will not reveal is that OPEC has no control over shutting down the most coal rich nation on earth. OPEC has no profit from the continued debacle to waste billions chasing “Green Energy Projects” that fatten the politicians and the banks.

No one, including myself, opposes new technology but it will never happen in private industry with Executive Branch and Congressional manipulation and intervention. General Motors will never be the leader in the automotive industry as long as bureaucrats make both creative and marketing decisions. If the government wants to create new technology itself they need to create another NASA type organization. Establish goals, fund the research and get out of the way. If Obama had been in office along with Polosi and Reid instead of President Kennedy we would still be building a ladder to reach the moon.

Even idiots understand the facts that the United States has more oil, natural gas and coal than most of the rest of the world combined. Even the media knows this but will not report it factually. Obama and company have destroyed the coal industry. They are hell bent on slowing down the natural gas industry with the same regulatory irresponsibility they imposed on the coal industry. They have intensified the effort to slow down the production of oil and with four more years they will regulate it out of profitability.

Has anyone ever wondered why or does anyone really care why we restrict oil exploration? There are three basic reasons why and they are; Bankers and Speculators and OPEC. If the United States ever became energy independent Bankers lose leverage, Speculators will have nothing to manipulate and OPEC will disappear as a world thief. The only people who would gain from this will be the unemployed, the poor, the middle class and the retired Americans.

The others who would be hurt are the politicians who depend on the three sources above to provide money to keep them in power. This brings me to the place to explain my title for this article.

Obama PEC is a play on words I will admit, but try hard to observe what is happening before your eyes dramatically this last week. Oil prices dropped dramatically and no one can explain why. The reason is they do not want voters to know the truth. Guess what, we have a Presidential election in about six weeks if you have been in a coma. Now we are hearing that Obama may tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to reduce prices. Should this happen to drive down the price of gasoline, it should be a treason level crime. We have no threat to our security which is why the reserve was established. High gasoline prices are a threat for Obama to get re-elected.

The reason that oil prices fell is that OPEC knows that Romney has promised to open several avenues to expand oil and gas exploration. If he does OPEC will slowly disappear as they should have many years ago. Political manipulation is the reason OPEC was born.

Unless your elevator is designed to avoid reaching your brain, any sane person can understand these plain facts. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT THE ARAB WORLD IS MAKING SURE OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED. If US dollars dry up, how will they control the poverty that will obviously result? They will lose their palaces, their private planes and possibly see women allowed to vote and be educated someday. Their 72 virgin myths to control the young will disappear.

When or if you ever understand this please explain to me how the young people, the poor and the women elected this admitted Muslim to be President. He is a mere puppet controlled by the Progressive bankers and specifically by George Soros who has destroyed the economy of several countries for his personal gain. With Obama and the Arabs to help him with the destruction of our Republic, it will make him the richest person on earth. One man will control everyone’s destiny. That has to be his dream.

I hope that the young people, the poor and the women who elected him will recall some earlier articles regarding Obama’s re-election consequences. They will impact their future. Remember that most Japanese Kamikaze pilots were children, welfare is not available in Muslim countries and Muslims have no respect for women’s rights.

On top of all of that and all out energy initiative would have created enough jobs and reduced the unemployment that would have assured Obama another term. His cowardly attempt to get enough people on welfare to win will hopefully backfire. In addition he has deeply mortgaged the future of our youth to have to pay for his folly and they gained nothing but debt. They sure can’t find jobs.

C Brewer  

MESSING WITH TEXAS- OBAMA WAY IS CHILDISH REVENGE!

 

BETTER NOT LIVE IN TEXAS IF YOU WANT ANY SHARE OF FEDERAL DOLLARS.

Politics: Asked last week why he’s so unpopular inTexas, the only thing our president could say was “Republicans.” Now thatTexas has been lashed by tornadoes, his curious refusal to aid the state suggests the depth of his dislike.

Two weeks ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry pleaded with the president in a 16-page letter to declare a large number ofTexascounties disaster areas after historic wildfires ravaged over a million acres across the state, burning 350 homes and killing three.

A bad combination of hurricane rains, freezing weather and subsequent drought have made ideal conditions for the inferno during this tornado season.

Perry’s request was a routine effort to free up federal disaster funds so the state wouldn’t have to fight the fires alone.Texasshould have been granted it easily.

But to date, nobody’s gotten back to him – though other states with natural disasters, such asOklahomanext door, got the declarations they needed.North Carolinagot its declaration a mere four days after it made its request. So far, the White House seems to be sayingTexascan burn.

This is no isolated incident. In the aftermath of the September 2010 killing of aU.S.citizen byMexico’s Zeta cartel inTexaswaters, Perry pleaded in another letter to the president to send 1,000 extra National Guard troops to the border, warning of a “dire threat amassing on our southern border.”

The response he got was little more than pablum from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assuring that all was well on the border.

Since then, mass graves have been found on the Mexican side of the border, and they aren’t done digging.

This Monday, Perry announced thatTexaswould finally get its $830 million in promised federal funding for education from the Department of Education after a nine-month delay. Texas alone of all 50 states had been denied its share of the funds as a result of an amendment from an Obama ally, Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin, who wrote a special provision into the 2010 federal education jobs bill to require Texas alone to “supplement and not supplant” state education financing through 2013. Perry called it unconstitutional, and it was reversed in the 2011 budget.

If this isn’t a pattern, what is? InTexas, it’s been one thing after another since the president told WFAA-TV inDallaslast week that he’s unpopular in the state because it’s full of conservatives.

What’s more, he suggested they weren’t sufficiently grateful to him. “Gov. Perry helped balance his budget with about $6 billion worth of federal help – which he happily took – and then started blaming the members of Congress who had offered that help,” Obama told a TV interviewer.

Seems the president considers federal funding “his” money – rather than a round trip of cash from the states – deserving of gratitude, and any state that thinks otherwise gets payback, theChicago Way.

Arizona,WisconsinandLouisianahave felt similar stings for defyingWashington.

This kind of ward-heeling behavior may seem logical to Obama, but it’s quite beneath the office of a president who is presumed to govern all the country.

Texas, and the rest of theU.S.for that matter, desperately needs a leader, not a partisan politician whose only fealty is to his political cronies.

Thanks, and don’t forget that B.O. also gutted the manned space program, and then would not let NASA have one of the 4 shuttles, placing 3 on the east coast and one inCalifornia. 

He also refused to let UAL and Continental merge unless their HQ was in Chicago and not Houston, and he has shut down offshore drilling in theGulf of Mexicofor a year. He clearly hatesTexas.

Thanks Phil

A SAD DAY TO REMEMBER

 

February 1st 

I worked on the NASA Space Shuttle Program for several years. In fact I worked on the Mercury, Gemini, Scout, Saturn 1 & 5 plus other classified space projects. In all of my 27 years in the aerospace industry, I was never invited to witness a live launch of anything.

I made a major change in 1978 and joined a well known and one of the largest oilfield service companies to guide them in meeting a new government regulation. I Served for seven years and eventually became Chairman of the ANSI/ASME committee that the Minerals Management Service assigned to oversee the program. During this period I served with a retired NASA executive who was serving as a public member of the committee.

This friend invited me to tour the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama and a private meeting with the Director. He also arranged for me to observe the launch of the STS-5 Space Shuttle launch as a special guest of NASA. On November 9th and 10th 1982 I was given a complete tour of the Kennedy Space Center and pre-launch operations. At 7:19 am on November 11th I witnessed the launch of STS-5 Shuttle launch. This was a highlight in my life that I will forever remember.

After working or visiting in 32 countries and forty nine States, we decided in 1991 to relocate and prepare for retirement and moved to Toledo Bend Lake in deep east Texas. Our home is some 7.5 miles from Hemphill Texas by land and 2 miles from Louisiana by water.

On this date, February 1st, 2003, I was watching the landing preparation of the Columbia Space Shuttle when the loudest sonic boom I had ever heard happened. My wife was in the bathroom and watched water splash out of the commode and screamed, “What happened”. Believe me, this was another event that will be remembered forever. Obviously this was the remains of the shuttle and crew that was dispersed over this area. The next few weeks it was sad but heart-warming to see the local people pull together and assist in the search for debris. This reminded me of the way the entire country pulled together after the 9-11-01 tragedy in New York. It’s a shame that it takes a crisis or tragedy for all of us to communicate with a common purpose.

Over the years many local individuals have developed memorials for this horrible event to remember the individuals who lost their life. One individual has provided the funding to build a museum in Hemphill in the honor of his wife, who had recently passed away. This wonderful facility will have its grand opening today. The group of individuals who have worked so long and hard to make this happen along should be honored by all. There will be honored guest from NASA, politicians and many of us who pitched in during the year they searched the woods and water.

There is a special irony for me individually, I helped build the Columbia and this was the STS-5 Shuttle that I had the occasion to see launched in 1982. The sad part of this is I was watching the Columbia blow up and spray this area with its remains. My hat is off to those who have worked so hard to build the memorials to remember the crew forever.

Clyde Brewer

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