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Not that he breathed with difficulty, it was just that he breathed so conspicuously, much as frogs breathe - except that with them it is normal, while here it was exceptional. I squeezed myself through the grownups and watched him through a gap between two soldiers, until one of them kicked me away with his knee. Meanwhile the man originally chosen to speak had regained his composure and, firmly held up by two fellow citizens, was delivering his address. Then he bowed low, remaining in this position for some time, as did everyone else except the colonel, the soldiers, and a number of officials in the background. To the child it seemed ridiculous that the people on the ladders should climb down a few rungs so as not to be seen during the significant pause and now and again peer inquisitively over the floor of the veranda. The colonel, still motionless save for his deep breathing, whispered something in his ear, whereupon the little man clapped his hands and everyone rose. I still caught one last glimpse of him as he wearily let go of the poles, which fell to the ground, then sank into an armchair produced by some officials, and promptly put his pipe in his mouth. Indeed, it does happen now and again that minor petitions are granted, but then it invariably looks as though the colonel had done it as a powerful private person on his own responsibility, and it had to be kept all but a secret from the government - not explicitly of course, but that is what it feels like. And now the strange fact is that without this refusal one simply cannot get along, yet at the same time these official occasions designed to receive the refusal are by no Page 299 means a formality. Time after time one goes there full of expectation and in all seriousness and then one returns, if not exactly strengthened or happy, nevertheless not disappointed or tired. About these things I do not have to ask the opinion of anyone else, I feel them in myself, as everyone does; nor do I have any great desire to find out how these things are connected. As a matter of fact there is, so far as my observations go, a certain age group that is not content - these are the young people roughly between seventeen and twenty. Quite young fellows, in fact, who are utterly incapable of foreseeing the consequences of even the least significant, far less a revolutionary, idea. Besides casual onlookers there were also relays of permanent watchers selected by the public, usually butchers, strangely enough, and it was their task to watch the hunger artist day and night, three of them at a time, in case he should have some secret recourse to nourishment. This was nothing but a formality, instituted to reassure the masses, for the initiates knew well enough that during his fast the artist would never in any circumstances, not even under forcible compulsion, swallow the smallest morsel of food; the honor of his profession forbade it. Not every watcher, of course, was capable of understanding this, there were often groups of night watchers who were very lax in carrying out their duties and deliberately huddled together in a retired corner to play cards with great absorption, obviously intending to give the hunger artist the chance of a little refreshment, which they supposed he could draw from some private hoard. Nothing annoyed the artist more than such watchers; they Page 301 made him miserable; they made his fast seem unendurable; sometimes he mastered his feebleness sufficiently to sing during their watch for as long as he could keep going, to show them how unjust their suspicions were. But that was of little use; they only wondered at his cleverness in being able to fill his mouth even while singing. Much more to his taste were the watchers who sat close up to the bars, who were not content with the dim night lighting of the hall but focused him in the full glare of the electric pocket torch given them by the impresario. The harsh light did not trouble him at all, in any case he could never sleep properly, and he could always drowse a little, whatever the light, at any hour, even when the hall was thronged with noisy onlookers. He was quite happy at the prospect of spending a sleepless night with such watchers; he was ready to exchange jokes with them, to tell them stories out of his nomadic life, anything at all to keep them awake and demonstrate to them again that he had no eatables in his cage and that he was fasting as not one of them could fast. But his happiest moment was when the morning came and an enormous breakfast was brought them, at his expense, on which they flung themselves with the keen appetite of healthy men after a weary night of wakefulness. Such suspicions, anyhow, were a necessary accompaniment to the profession of fasting. No one could possibly watch the hunger artist continuously, day and night, and so no one could produce first-hand evidence that the fast had really been rigorous and continuous; only the artist himself could know that, he was therefore bound to be the sole completely satisfied spectator of his own fast. Yet for other reasons he was never satisfied; it was not perhaps mere fasting that had brought him to such skeleton thinness that many people had regretfully to keep away from his exhibitions, because the sight of him was too much for them, perhaps it was dissatisfaction with himself that had worn him down. He made no secret of this, yet people did not believe him, at the best they set him down as modest, most of them, however, thought he was out for publicity or else was some kind of cheat who found it easy to fast because he had discovered a way of making it easy, and then had the impudence to admit the fact, more or less. He had to put up with all that, and in the course of time had got used to it, but his inner dissatisfaction always rankled, and never yet, after any term of fasting - this must be granted to his credit - had he left the cage of his own free will. The longest period of fasting was fixed by his impresario at forty days, beyond that term he was not allowed to go, not even in great cities, and there was good reason for it, too. Experience had proved that for about forty days the interest of the public could be stimulated by a steadily increasing pressure of advertisement, but after that the town began to lose interest, sympathetic support began notably to fall off; there were of course local variations as between one town and another or one country and another, but as a general rule forty days marked the limit. So on the fortieth day the flower-bedecked cage was opened, enthusiastic spectators filled the hall, a military band played, two doctors entered the cage to measure the results of the fast, which were announced through a megaphone, and finally two young ladies appeared, blissful at having been selected for the honor, to help the hunger artist down the few steps leading to a small table on which was spread a carefully chosen invalid repast. True, he would entrust his bony arms to the outstretched helping hands of the ladies bending over him, but stand up he would not. He had held out for a long time, an illimitably long time; why stop now, when he was in his best fasting form, or rather, not yet quite in his best fasting form Why should he be cheated of the fame he would get for fasting longer, for being not only the record hunger artist of all time, which presumably he was already, but for beating his own record by a performance beyond human imagination, since he felt that there were no limits to his capacity for fasting Besides, he was tired, he was comfortable Page 303 sitting in the straw, and now he was supposed to lift himself to his full height and go down to a meal the very thought of which gave him a nausea that only the presence of the ladies kept him from betraying, and even that with an effort. And he looked up into the eyes of the ladies who were apparently so friendly and in reality so cruel, and shook his head, which felt too heavy on its strengthless neck. The impresario came forward, without a word - for the band made speech impossible - lifted his arms in the air above the artist, as if inviting Heaven to look down upon its creature here in the straw, this suffering martyr, which indeed he was, although in quite another sense; grasped him around the emaciated waist, with exaggerated caution, so that the frail condition he was in might be appreciated; and committed him to the care of the blenching ladies, not without secretly giving him a shaking so that his legs and body tottered and swayed. Page 304 So he lived for many years, with small regular intervals of recuperation, in visible glory, honored by the world, yet in spite of that troubled in spirit, and all the more troubled because no one would take his trouble seriously. And if some good-natured person, feeling sorry for him, tried to console him by pointing out that his melancholy was probably caused by fasting, it could happen, especially when he had been fasting for some time, that he reacted with an outburst of fury and to the general alarm began to shake the bars of his cage like a wild animal. Yet the impresario had a way of punishing these outbreaks which he rather enjoyed putting into operation. This perversion of the truth, familiar to the artist though it was, always unnerved him afresh and proved too much for him. What was a consequence of the premature ending of his fast was here presented as the cause of it! To fight against this lack of understanding, against a whole world of nonunderstanding, was impossible. Time and again in good faith he stood by the bars listening to the impresario, but as soon as the photographs appeared he always let go and sank with a groan back onto his straw, and the reassured public could once more come close and gaze at him. A few years later when the witnesses of such scenes called them to mind, they often failed to understand themselves at all. For meanwhile the aforementioned change in public interest had set in; it seemed to happen almost overnight; there may have been profound causes for it, but who was going to bother about that; at any rate the pampered hunger artist suddenly found himself deserted one fine day by the Page 305 amusement-seekers, who went streaming past him to other more-favored attractions.
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The United States and its allies must develop a new International Study Group on North Korea Policy 22 strategy predicated on achievable objectives to manage and transform North Korea. To the extent that these conditions persist indefinitely, the United States and its allies will fail in their effort to create a stable and prosperous regional order. To this end, North Korea must not: - proliferate nuclear, biological, chemical, and ballistic-missile technologies around the world. These actions not only pose a threat to innocent peoples around the world but raise the risk of conflict on the peninsula. This imperative will become increasingly important should the prospect of a disarmament agreement recede in the coming years. Durable transformation of the regime and its security environment are the only viable means of achieving lasting peace and security, and protecting the rights of the North Korean people. An effective model of transformation must be firmly grounded in the welfare of the North Korean people and be attentive to trends, opportunities, and effects at the micro, meso, and macro levels of North Korean society. At each level, military, economic, and humanitarian policies must be targeted to the regions and groups where they can be most effective. As North Korea transforms internally, the regime will also have greater incentives to reciprocate efforts to transform the security relationship on and around the peninsula. A North Korea that has a greater stake in economic development and trade will also have greater incentives to avoid causing military instability, be more receptive to arms-control proposals, and be more tolerant of flows of information that cross its borders. To achieve these objectives, the United States and its allies will have to integrate military, economic, humanitarian, and diplomatic policies far better than they have in past years. Both management and transformation will require that different policy domains not only be consistent with but actively supportive of one another. Policies on economic development International Study Group on North Korea Policy 24 model of trAnSformAtion For beneficial transformation to occur, North Koreans must be enabled to understand that they deserve a better life, free from privation and repression. At the micro level, improved access to information and basic goods are necessary to spread information about relative deprivation, loosen the grip of regime propaganda, and break down preference falsification. At the meso level, individuals must gradually develop interpersonal, civil, and economic networks within North Korea and across national boundaries that promote the security and welfare of these groups. The objective is to facilitate the emergence of a class of middle elites dependent on the market economy or income from international trade for their welfare as well as a parallel faction within the regime that is supportive of their interests. This emerging class will only diverge from the regime in circumstances and ways that are in their personal interests, but over time the success of this class could shift the interests of the regime. At the macro level, the economic success of private entrepreneurs will tend to create demands for policies that permit international trade, a legal process to protect their endeavors, and, increasingly, a healthy workforce that can support more complex economic activity. In order to serve the interests of the North Korean people more broadly, this class of middle elites must be incentivized to pay wages for labor and have an interest in the welfare of their employees. In addition to freeing capital and resources for economic development, reducing the size of the military and its protected social status could have liberating effects, by freeing both young men for productive economic activity and young women from the economic and sexual oppression they face from military officers. Lastly, all policies must be scrutinized to limit the risk that they drive the regime toward destabilizing military behavior abroad or a repressive crackdown at home. Any country attempting to manage North Korea or shape its transformation must do so in full recognition of the severe limits on their ability to affect the country in predictable and beneficial ways. Many aspects of North Korea remain opaque to the world, and the regime will likely continue to resist, suppress, or exploit external efforts to influence its internal politics, economy, or society. Policies should be designed to minimize the risks and harm that could result from the regime reacting to or against those policies. As a result, beneficial transformation of North Korea will be gradual and halting, requiring patience, flexibility, and perseverance. International Study Group on North Korea Policy 26 An initial threshold agreement should seek to prevent military developments that could lead to increased risk of misinterpretation, accidents, or a precipitous escalation of tensions. The agreement should be crafted so as to disincentivize other destabilizing practices, like the adoption of dangerous command-and-control practices. There are a range of potential measures that could verifiably meet these requirements and a minimal acceptable threshold of stability. Some combination of verifiable and sufficiently restrictive limits on fissile-material production, production and deployment of improved missile types or their launch vehicles, and significant reductions in conventional armament could suffice to institute a sustainable condition of stability. Both measures could be verified without on-site inspections and versions of both may have been suggested by Pyongyang. To increase the credibility of this commitment, North Korea should be pressed to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Partial Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, and the Limited Test-Ban Treaty, and to permit an International Monitoring System station on its territory. For example, a Council on Foreign Relations task force suggested prohibiting launch of missiles with a range/ payload capacity in excess of the extended-range Scud. Specifically, a threshold agreement should require a unilateral North Korean commitment to adhere to standards developed by the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Missile Technology Control Regime. In a minimal threshold agreement, the United States and its allies could offer some combination of adjustments to military exercises, a range of significant confidence-building and transparency measures described below, and relief from select nonmilitary sanctions that comport with efforts to shape the transformation of North Korean society. The threshold agreement can also offer a robust set of declaratory security assurances and a set of steps to enhance their credibility. If a threshold agreement can be reached, it would enable the United States and its allies to initiate a process to allow companies from their countries to engage in economic projects within North Korea provided they meet certain strict standards (as detailed below). The United States and its allies should collectively make a determination about whether any proposed agreement succeeds in meeting the threshold of a minimum acceptable condition of stability. Inclusion of these limits could strengthen a threshold agreement and elicit additional incentives. In any event, future rounds of negotiation should seek increasingly restrictive limits. Low-value activities could include exchanges of information on nuclear strategy, force structure and deployments, nuclear safety procedures; and an unverified shut- 77. International Study Group on North Korea Policy 28 down of the Yongbyon 5 megawatt reactor. Medium-value activities include verifiable dismantlement of certain North Korean nuclear weapons production facilities or transfer of fissile-material stocks out of the country; removal of launch tubes from the Gorae-class ballistic-missile submarine; a test freeze on new missile-engine development; agreed procedures for development and testing of satellite launch vehicles; provision of additional information on chemical- and biological-weapons programs; and provisions to facilitate overhead verification of strategic forces. High-value activities could include verifiable dismantlement of nuclear, chemical, biological and missile-production facilities, including plutonium reactors or uranium enrichment facilities; declaration and verified disablement of categories of fissile material; dismantlement of certain categories of ballistic missiles, including solid-fuel missles; and joint programs to redirect scientists and engineers from weapons research. A more ambitious agreement, whether as part of an initial threshold agreement or in subsequent rounds of negotiation, could permit relief of a wider range of economic sanctions, greater degrees of economic investment, and more robust conventional arms-control arrangements. In this circumstance, the United States and its allies should seek to alleviate instability through modest conventional arms control, including confidence-building and transparency mesasures, and by promoting expanded diplomatic interaction and humanitarian activities. However, these activities will be limited in scope and less effective in the absence of a threshold agreement.
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Judges Seligman, Karnow and Weiner also establish time limits for each side at trial, pursuant to discussions with counsel. Once the time limits are established, he uses a chess clock and strictly enforces the total time limit. Judges Wiss, Weiner and Seligman also report using final pretrial conferences to cover witness and exhibit lists and objections, in limine motions, and jury instructions. Judge Weiner also addresses jury questionnaires and motions to bifurcate, and requires counsel to meet and confer regarding exhibits and submit a stipulation regarding admissibility and authentication as well as deposition designations and objections. Judge Smith holds her pretrial conferences on the first day of trial, and requests parties to file only motions in limine on issues that will arise early in the trial, and generally file only motions, objections and other trial documents that are going to be used. Most of the rest pre-instruct the jurors before closing arguments, though Judge Weiner gives final jury instructions after closing arguments. Judge Goode has allowed witnesses to testify via Skype upon stipulation of the parties. All of the Judges require some form of notice of witnesses to be called in advance of the day they will be called. Most of the Judges are used to the parties bringing computerized presentation systems to trial, though many require the parties to agree upon and use the same system. The Judges are amenable to the parties using Realtime transcripts and like to have Realtime on the bench. Some of the Counties have cut funding for Court reporters, so the parties must bring private reporters. All of the Judges allow juror notetaking and most allow juror questions, though the manner in which the questions are asked varies. The Judges are generally amenable, if the parties stipulate, to other trial methods such as juror notebooks, interim summations, and use of full or partial deposition summaries in lieu of reading transcripts. Judge Smith does not allow interim summations and probably would not allow deposition summaries. Judge Karnow and Judge Wiss are the only Complex Civil Litigation judges in San Francisco. In her complex department, Judge Wiss sees a multitude of mass torts, employment/wage/hour, a variety of class action matters, as well as a mix of antitrust, construction defect, securities, trade secrets and insurance coverage matters. Judge Wiss was not able to obtain statistics from the County of San Francisco regarding the types and numbers of cases in the complex departments. The complex judges in San Francisco do not handle unlimited jurisdiction cases not designated as complex. Wiss presides in one of the two complex litigation departments of the San Francisco Superior Court. She previously served in the Probate, Criminal, and Civil Divisions, and also served as the Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division of the San Francisco Superior Court. In 2010 Judge Wiss was selected Judge of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Wiss specialized in civil litigation and was also a mediator with the American Arbitration Association. Because the goal of complex treatment is to tailor case management, it is helpful when lawyers are cooperative and confer in advance about how they want the case to proceed, and help the judge stage the case. For example, the lawyers can tell the judges whether they want to focus on a particular issue, or defer a particular issue. Judge Wiss encourages the lawyers to be proactive and to guide the litigation because they know their cases the best, and if the lawyers do not do that, then the judges have to make decisions for them. With respect to particular issues or behaviors that Judge Wiss discourages, she puts it in the positive: common courtesy carries the day. It is difficult to get courtroom experience, and yet we all had to start somewhere. The more appearances new lawyers are able to handle, the more comfortable they will become in the courtroom. At the initial case management conference, Judge Wiss encourages the senior lawyers to allow new lawyers to make appearances, argue motions, and speak up. She does not have any chambers rules because there are already so many rules for the lawyers to follow that she does not want to make it any more complicated than it already is. Lawyers practicing in the Bay Area have cases in multiple County Superior Courts as well as District Courts. Each court has its own local rules, so she does not have any additional rules that the lawyers need to follow. She suspends all deadlines to move to compel, and requires the parties to meet and confer to resolve any discovery issues. If the issue is not resolved, the parties schedule an informal discovery telephone conference with her. If the matter is not resolved in the informal conference, then any party is permitted to move to compel. Case Management Conferences the parties are required to submit a joint case management statement. For the initial case management conference, Judge Wiss asks the parties to be prepared to have a substantive discussion of the case. Issues include: how should the case be managed and staged, are there legal issues the parties would like decided first, what can be decided that would facilitate settlement, can the case otherwise be broken down and addressed in parts, can we conduct trials on individual issues, etc. At the initial Case Management Conference, she asks counsel, given the facts, in what order do you suggest that we approach discovery. For example, should we do phased or sequenced discovery, or should we focus on class certification issues first and reserve merits discovery As the volume of information has grown, specifically in the form of electronic data, discovery has become much harder. As a result, this requires lawyers to cooperate as to the scope and depth of discovery. Judges need the lawyers to help the Court set parameters on discovery by educating the Court to better understand the format that the information is in, and the cost of producing it. Most attorneys reach agreement on these matters, but if that does not happen, discovery can be a real hurdle that the judge and counsel need to get over to move the case along. There is always a future case management conference, usually 90 days out, though this is tailored to the case.
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Clearly, the skill set of an organization is no greater than the skills of its people. Unless each individual in the organization learns, the organization itself cannot learn. David Kolzow 125 Although the individual must bear the ultimate responsibility for his or her leadership development, employers also have an obligation and responsibility to recognize leadership potential in their employees, assist in their personal and professional growth, and prepare them for the future. Building leadership capacity throughout the organization will be explored more fully in Chapter 11. For example, a data base manager needs to know how to use appropriate software to build applications; a web site developer needs to know how to create and/or manage a website. All leaders in the organization should probably master such professional hard skills as making presentations, managing projects, and chairing meetings. Organizational leadership in general also has its own set of occupational skills, such as the ability to synthesize data; the ability to make timely and informed decisions; the capability to define priorities and goals; and the aptitude to see situations from a wide organizational perspective. As a result, part of their leadership development should be an understanding of what other departments or functions do and how that work is connected to their own. The tendency is for these skills to be oriented toward technical and managerial specifics. Soft skills make the difference between a job that gets done and a job that gets done exceedingly well. Clearly, both types of skills are important, and effective leadership requires a committed approach to mastering both. How does one staff member work with another staff member with whom he or she is experiencing conflict It cannot be assumed that employees being groomed for new leadership roles will be proficient in building the network of relationships that is so crucial to effective leadership. Furthermore, these relationships should go beyond the organization itself and into the broader domain of activity of the organization in the community or region it serves. Unfortunately, many leaders fail to embrace a concern for human relationships within the organization instead busy themselves with nonleadership tasks, such as managing the work their staff or volunteers should be doing. If you cannot achieve this internal balance, your organization will suffer an imbalance. This balance can be very difficult, because many people define themselves by their ability to be experts in their occupational skills while viewing behavioral skills as secondary or incidental. In the field of economic development, much more attention is usually paid to occupational skills such as marketing, working with existing business, social networking, etc. Because of this, especially with respect to leaders, traditional "soft" skills are harder to get right. Many leaders fail, or fail to develop, because they are stuck in an old mindset and continue to act primarily for the benefit of themselves. One must first come to a full realization that human relationship skills are important. A growing awareness and understanding seems to be developing among leaders that the only way to significantly improve organizational effectiveness is to develop better interpersonal skills. Unfortunately, many leaders resist improving their interpersonal skills because it appears that they fear that admitting the need to do so shows weakness to superiors, peers, and subordinates. This is hardly a helpful path for developing better leaders, as it denies the basic truth that if you expect to lead others, you must first be able to lead yourself. The capacity for improved human relationships has also been called "social intelligence. As has been stated so often in this book, leadership is about touching something in people that stirs the kind of positive action that changes outcomes and transforms the organization. It takes some amount of goal-setting and planning to pursue the improvement of interrelationship skills. The more planning and support within the organization that goes into leadership development, the more likely those so engaged will improve and create a positive impact in the organization. Everyone in the organization can start improving their interpersonal skills today by evaluating where they stand in the skill areas that are covered in the following sections, and then making specific plans on how to improve those areas. Books have been written about how to acquire each of these particular skills, so the following discussion of each skill will be relatively brief and focus on key points to be aware of. Communicate Effectively Effective communication may be the most basic requirement of the 21st Century leader. Many people, including management, fall short in their ability to work effectively with others because they lack the ability to communicate well. The successful leader of an organization will be more competent in exercising a range of interpersonal skills whenever he or she uses effective 154 Michael T. David Kolzow 129 communication to develop or maintain relationships, to share knowledge and professional experience, and/or to let others know what he/she is feeling or what he/she values. As one digs into specific communication skills and better understands them, it may seem overwhelming to master all or many of them. However, being able to appropriately draw upon a particular skill when the situation calls for it is critical for achieving effective communication. Also, as was demonstrated in Chapter 5, one must have a positive attitude about the communication taking place, or a particular becomes meaningless. It is important to remember that people often judge us by what we actually communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, and not by what we intended to communicate. Leaders can overcome the challenge of communicating with others, in part, by gaining a better understanding of how his/her personality and mindset is affecting communication, and by trying to better understand the personalities and mindsets of those being communicated with. Start by thinking about the backgrounds and needs of those people you are engaged with, and about where they stand on the issue you will be discussing. It is important to try to figure out how the other person or persons will perceive the significance of what is being said in light of their circumstances. Ask others for ideas about how to better understand the situation that the communication is about. If one is open-minded about what is heard, problems that might otherwise escalate may be seen in a better perspective. Ask yourself why you are saying something in particular, and if it were to become public, would you be comfortable with your communication. Clearly, as was discussed in Chapter 5 on leadership behavior, the core of David Kolzow 130 effective communication is caring about those with whom one is communicating or trying to do so. Much can be forgiven about style or finesse if concern for one another is demonstrated.
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Configuration management continues to track and control design changes as detailed interfaces are defined. At each step in the successive refinement of the final design, corresponding integration and verification activities are planned in greater detail. During this phase, technical parameters, schedules, and budgets are closely tracked to ensure that undesirable trends (such as an unexpected growth in spacecraft mass or increase in its cost) are recognized early enough to take corrective action. Projects, however, should tailor the sequencing of the reviews to meet the needs of the project. Training requirements and preliminary mission operations procedures are created and baselined. Activities include assembly, integration, verification, and validation of the system, including testing the flight system to expected environments within margin. Other activities include updating operational procedures, rehearsals and training of operating personnel and crew members, and implementation of the logistics and spares planning. For flight projects, the focus of activities then shifts to prelaunch integration and launch. System engineering is involved in all aspects of this phase including answering questions, providing advice, resolving issues, assessing results of the verification and validation tests, ensuring that the V&V results meet the customer expectations and applicable requirements, and providing information to decision makers for go/no-go decisions. Perform system end product implementation, assembly, integration and test, and transition to use. Phase D concludes with a system that has been shown to be capable of accomplishing the purpose for which it was created. The products of the phase are the results of the mission and performance of the system. Systems engineering personnel continue to play a role during this phase since integration often overlaps with operations for complex systems. Some programs have repeated operations/flights which require configuration changes and new mission objectives with each occurrence. And systems with complex sustainment needs or human involvement will likely require evaluation and adjustments that may be beyond the scope of operators to perform. Specialty engineering disciplines, like maintainability and logistics servicing, will be performing tasks during this phase as well. Such tasks may require reiteration and/or recursion of the common systems engineering processes. Systems engineering personnel also may be involved in in-flight anomaly resolution. For example, software for a planetary probe may be developed and uplinked while in-flight. This phase encompasses the evolution of the system only insofar as that evolution does not involve major changes to the system architecture. Changes of that scope constitute new "needs," and the project life cycle starts over. For large flight projects, there may be an extended period of cruise, orbit insertion, on-orbit assembly, and initial shakedown operations. Near the end of the prime mission, the project may apply for a mission extension to continue mission activities or attempt to perform additional mission objectives. The system engineer is involved in this phase to ensure all technical information is properly identified and archived, to answer questions, and to resolve issues as they arise. Phase F deals with the final closeout of the system when it has completed its mission; the time at which this occurs depends on many factors. For a flight system that returns to Earth after a short mission duration, closeout may require little more than de-integrating the hardware and returning it to its owner. On flight projects of long duration, closeout may proceed according to established plans or may begin as a result of unplanned events, such as failures. Alternatively, technological advances may make it uneconomical to continue operating the system either in its current configuration or an improved one. Larger, more massive satellites and observatories should be designed to demise or deorbit in a controlled manner so that they can be safely targeted for impact in a remote area of the ocean. In addition to uncertainty about when this part of the phase begins, the activities associated with safe closeout of a system may be long and complex and may affect the system design. Although tailoring is expected for all sizes of projects and programs, small projects present opportunities and challenges that are different from those of large, traditional projects such as the Shuttle, International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, and Mars Science Laboratory.
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Identify and document significant issues spasms before falling asleep order cheap mefenamic line, their impacts muscle relaxant remedies 250 mg mefenamic with amex, and changes made to muscle relaxant prescriptions 250mg mefenamic mastercard technical data to correct issues and mitigate impacts. Maintain stored data in a manner that protects the technical data against foreseeable hazards. Technical effort data, including captured work products, contractordelivered documents, and acquirer-provided documents are controlled and maintained. Status of data stored is maintained to include: version description, timeline, and security classification. Technical data/ information distribution Maintain an information library or reference index to provide technical data availability and access instructions. Receive and evaluate requests to determine data requirements and delivery instructions. Process special requests for technical effort data or information according to established procedures for handling such requests. Ensure that required and requested data are appropriately distributed to satisfy the needs of the acquirer and requesters in accordance with the agreement, program/project directives, and technical data management plans and procedures. Ensure that electronic access rules are followed before database access is allowed or any requested data are electronically released/transferred to the requester. Provide proof of correctness, reliability, and security of technical data provided to internal and external recipients. Technical data are provided to authorize requesters in the appropriate format, with the appropriate content, and by a secure mode of delivery, as applicable. Establish proof of coherence of the overall technical dataset to facilitate effective and efficient use. Evaluate the technical data management system to identify collection and storage performance issues and problems; satisfaction of data users; risks associated with delayed or corrupted data, unauthorized access, or survivability of information from hazards such as fire, flood, earthquake, etc. Review systematically the technical data management system, including the database capacity, to determine its appropriateness for successive phases of the Defense Acquisition Framework. Recommend improvements for discovered risks and problems: Handle risks identified as part of technical risk management. Control recommended changes through established program/project change management activities. The requirements apply internally to the program/project and are used externally by the Centers and Mission Directorates to assess the performance of the program or project. The methodology and tools used for reporting the status will be established on a project-by-project basis. These documents outline the technical reviews/assessment approach as well as identify the technical measures that will be tracked and assessed to determine technical progress. An important part of the technical planning is determining what is needed in time, resources, and performance to complete a system that meets desired goals and objectives. Project managers need visibility into the progress of those plans in order to exercise proper management control. Typical activities in determining progress against the identified technical measures include status reporting and assessing the data. Status reporting will identify where the project stands with regard to a particular technical measure. Results of the assessment activity then feed into the Decision Analysis Process (see Section 6. Planning data, status reporting data, and assessments flow up the hierarchy with appropriate aggregation at each level; decisions cause actions to be taken down the hierarchy. Managers at each level determine (consistent with policies established at the next higher level of the project hierarchy) how often and in what form status data should be reported and assessments should be made. Should there be indications that existing trends, if allowed to continue, will yield an unfavorable outcome, corrective action should begin as soon as practical. The measures are predominantly assessed during the program and project technical reviews. This section address the types of technical reviews typically conducted for both space flight and research and technology programs/projects and the role of these reviews in supporting management decision processes. It also identifies some general principles for holding reviews, but leaves explicit direction for executing a review to the program/project team to define. The process of executing technical assessment has close relationships to other areas, such as risk management, decision analysis, and technical planning. These areas may provide input into the Technical Assessment Process or be the benefactor of outputs from the process. Results then feed into the Decision Analysis Process where corrective action may be necessary. As a result of successful completion, the mission/system and its operation are well enough understood to warrant design and acquisition of the end items. A successful review result also authorizes the project to proceed into the Implementation Phase and toward final design. It shows that the correct design options have been selected, interfaces have been identified, and verification methods have been described. It ensures that the production plans; fabrication, assembly, and integration-enabling products; and personnel are in place and ready to begin production. A successful review result also authorizes coding of deliverable software (according to the build-to baseline and coding standards presented in the review) and system qualification testing and integration. The subsystems/systems integration procedures, ground support equipment, facilities, logistical needs, and support personnel are planned for and are ready to support integration. Integration facilities, support personnel, and integration plans and procedures are on schedule to support integration. It also ensures that the system has sufficient technical maturity to authorize its shipment to the designated operational facility or launch site. It ensures that all system and support (flight and ground) hardware, software, personnel, procedures, and user documentation accurately reflect the deployed state of the system. It also ensures that all flight and ground hardware, software, personnel, and procedures are operationally ready. The review evaluates the status, performance, and capabilities of the project evident from the flight operations experience since launch. This can also mean assessing readiness to transfer responsibility from the development organization to the operations organization. These include orbital insertion, rendezvous and docking, re-entry, scientific observations/encounters, etc. The review identifies all anomalies that occurred during the flight and mission and determines the actions necessary to mitigate or resolve the anomalies for future flights. It may be advanced if some unplanned event gives rise to a need to prematurely terminate the mission, or delayed if operational life is extended to permit additional investigations. The Decision Analysis Process is used in support of decision making bodies to help evaluate technical, cost, and schedule issues, alternatives, and their uncertainties. Decision models have the capacity for accepting and quantifying human subjective inputs: judgments of experts and preferences of decision makers.
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My thought is these faster-growing markets may be the best place to find those opportunities. Texas again has three markets in the top 20, as Austin and San Antonio join Dallas/Fort Worth. Boston remains in the top ten and is the highest-ranked gateway market in the 2019 survey. The chief economist for an institutional investor remarked that Dallas/Fort Worth is an interesting market, one with the potential for strong future growth but also with the liquidity of a gateway market. Survey respondents appear to still be interested in markets adjacent to gateway locations, with Brooklyn moving all the way to number two. Petersburg is in the top ten, and Miami and Fort Lauderdale are both ranked in the top 20. The increased transparency around anything real estate provides the market with an unprecedented amount of information to analyze markets every year. Seattle is still viewed as an attractive place in which to invest, but did media coverage of potential new supply being delivered and increased regulatory discussions sway the opinion of survey respondents Another factor that could contribute to higher volatility is the amount of capital being allocated to real estate. With more national and regional investors looking for new real estate investment opportunities, they will obviously need to perform due diligence on a wider selection of markets. Finally, if you look past the market rankings, it is important to note that things look good across all markets in the survey. Survey respondents consider the average expectations for real 36 Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 Chapter 3: Markets to Watch U. Petersburg 3 Austin 4 Charleston 5 Orlando 6 Dallas/Fort Worth 7 Raleigh/Durham 8 Charlotte 9 Jacksonville 10 Denver 11 Minneapolis/St. The length of the current cycle along with increased transparency has allowed a larger and more varied investor pool the time to evaluate these markets and find what works best for them. Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey respondents feel that this performance will offer good investment and development opportunities in the Texas markets and in Oklahoma City and fair opportunities in New Orleans. The 2019 population growth rate in Austin is projected to be over three times the national rate while the rate is forecast to be over two times greater in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin all attribute in-migration as a key to their recent success. Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio all have a significantly higher percentage of their population in the 0-to-24 and 25-to44 age cohorts. Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Oklahoma City all have labor force participation rates higher than the national rate. The affordability of single-family housing also is a contributor to the success of markets in the region. Despite the attractive affordability rates, a lack of affordable housing was listed as an issue for Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans, and Oklahoma City. Housing development has also been slowed by the rising cost of materials and construction labor. Investment in industrial space is seen as a good bet for 2019 in all markets in the region. The main area of concern relates to any disruptions in international trade due to a strong dollar and the potential impact of a trade war. Focus group participants pointed to a need Chapter 3: Markets to Watch Exhibit 3-4 U. Net migration has also been positive in Greenville, Richmond, and the three Washington, D. An adequate labor force will also be important in Charleston, Greenville, and Richmond, where the projected 2019 unemployment rate is less than the national rate. Projected 2019 employment growth rates are expected to be well above the national growth rate in Charleston, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta, northern Virginia, and Greenville. Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, northern Virginia, and Raleigh/Durham all have a higher percentage of their population under the age of 44. Focus groups in Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh/Durham, and Richmond all point to the attractiveness of the market to younger residents. Atlanta, suburban Maryland, and Charlotte are seeing a slowdown in office activity as the markets wait for demand to catch up with new supply. Focus group participants in Raleigh/Durham, Charleston, and Richmond feel like office demand is running ahead of high-quality supply. Note: Cities listed are the top 20 rated for investment in the industrial sector; cities are ordered according to the percentage of "buy" recommendations. The multifamily market is strong in Oklahoma City, although some concern exists about the amount of high-end units the market needs to absorb. All 11 markets that make up the region are ranked in the good potential for invest- ment and development. Opportunities are expected to be readily available in Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, and Atlanta. The region reflects several trends we have been following for the past several years: the continuing attractiveness of primary markets like Atlanta; the rising attractiveness of nonprimary markets such as Raleigh/ Durham, Charlotte, and Charleston; and the increased interest in markets adjacent to gateway cities such as northern Virginia. A new twist is that 2019 also marks the return of the District of Columbia into the group of top markets. With the search for qualified labor intensifying, markets that can attract new residents have a definite advantage. Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, has relatively affordable home prices, Charlotte, Atlanta, Baltimore, suburban Maryland, and Raleigh/Durham all cite a need for more affordable housing to meet demand. The geographic locations of Greenville, Charleston, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, and Richmond are a boost to industrial activity in these markets. Industrial is also in demand in Atlanta and Charlotte to meet rising e-commerce sales. Finally, northern Virginia and suburban Maryland could use more industrial since a lot of the existing inventory is being used by data centers.
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While the school to prison pipeline is facilitated by a number of trends in education, it is most directly attributable to the expansion of zero tolerance policies. These policies have no measureable impact on school safety, but are associated with a number of negative effects racially disproportionality, increased suspensions and expulsions, elevated drop-out rates, and multiple legal issues related to due process. A growing critique of these policies has lead to calls for reform and alternatives. The School to Prison Pipeline Defined "In the last decade, the punitive and overzealous tools and approaches of the modern criminal justice system have seeped into our schools, serving to remove children from mainstream educational environments and funnel them onto a one-way path toward prison. The School-to-Prison Pipeline is one of the most urgent challenges in education today. This ideal is billed as the great democratic leveler of the proverbial playing field, and proclaims educational attainment as a source of upward social mobility, expanded occupational horizons, and an engaged, highly literate citizenry. This promise has proven to be an illusionary one, marred by a history of segregationde jure and de facto, by class and race disparities, and by gulfs in both funding and quality. Despite some fleeting hope in the early years of the post-Civil Rights eras, the promise remains elusive for many. Indeed, shifts in educational policy in the past 15 years have exacerbated the inherent inequities in public education. Rather than creating an atmosphere of learning, engagement and opportunity, current educational practices have increasingly blurred the distinction between school and jail. The school to prison pipeline refers to this growing pattern of tracking students out of educational institutions, primarily via zero tolerance policies, and tracking them directly and/or indirectly into the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. While schools have long been characterized by both formal and informal tracks that route students into various areas of the curriculum, tracking students out of school and into jail is a new phenomenon. Current policies have increased the risk of students being suspended, expelled, and/or arrested at school. The School to Prison Pipeline disproportionately impacts the poor, students with disabilities, and 1 Forum on Public Policy youth of color, especially African Americans, who are suspended and expelled at the highest rates, despite comparable rates of infraction (Witt 2007). Youth of color in particular are at increased risk for being pushed out of schools-pushed out into the streets, into the juvenile justice system, and/or into adult prisons and jails. What were once disciplinary issues for school administrators are now called crimes, and students are either arrested directly at school or their infractions are reported to the police. The risk of later incarceration for students who are suspended or expelled and unarrested is also great. For many, going to school has become literally and figuratively synonymous with going to jail. The school to prison pipeline is most immediately related to zero tolerance policies and to failing schools that are over-crowded, inadequately resourced and highly segregated, but it is also the result of larger social and political trends. The school to prison pipeline is consistent with media driven fears of crime and super-predators, an increasingly harsh legal system for both juveniles and adults, and the rise of the prison industrial complex. What follows is a discussion of the factors that contribute to the school to prison pipeline, an in-depth analysis of the flaws of zero tolerance policies, and recommendations for the interruption of this growing pattern of punishing rather than educating our nation`s youth. The School to Prison Pipeline: the Context the school to prison pipeline does not exist in a vacuum. It is deeply connected to a sociopolitical climate that is increasingly fearful and punitive. The tendency towards criminalization and incarceration has seeped into the schools, and with each year, this legal net ensnares younger and younger children. School funding declines precipitously, while funding for enhanced security measures rises. Behavior that once resulted in a trip to the principal`s office now is grounds for a trip to jail. The willingness of some officials to have handcuffed 5 year olds escorted from school by uniformed police officers cannot be accounted for by educational policy alone. What factors account for the policy shifts that shape the school to prison pipeline Who benefits when a growing number of children pushed out of education and into risk for incarceration The answers in part can be found by a closer examination of the role of both media constructions and the on-going push towards prisonization. As Walker, Spohn, and Delone (2007, 25) observe, Our perceptions of crimes are shaped to a large extent by the highly publicized crimes featured on the nightly news and sensationalized in news papers. We read about young African American and Hispanic males who sexually assault, rob and murder whites, and we assume that these crimes are typical. We assume that the typical crime is a violent crime, that the typical victim is white, and that the typical offender is African American or Hispanic. In general, the research indicates that violent crime and youth crime is dramatically over-represented, crime coverage has increased in spite of falling crime rates, African Americans and Latinos are over-represented as offenders and underrepresented as victims, and inter-racial crime, especially crimes involving white victims, is overreported (Dorfman and Schiraldi 2001, 5) Beyond over-representation as criminals, African American offenders are depicted in a more negative way than their white counterparts. Black suspects are also depicted as more poorly dressed and were much less likely to speak than white suspects, reinforcing the notion that they were indistinct from non-criminal blacks (Entman and Rojecki 2000). The media`s general misrepresentation of crime and criminals certainly extends to youth; some estimates indicate that as much as two-thirds of violent crime coverage focused on youth under age 25 (Hancock 2001). The context for the current climate of repressive youth policies was set in the in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. Media generated hysteria inextricably linked teen super-predators, gang-violence and the crack cocaine epidemic, and all were unmistakably characterized as issues of race. The coverage of the youth gangs, which focused almost exclusively on African American and Latino gangs, exaggerated the extent of gang membership and gang violence, contributing the creation of moral panic (McCorkle and Miethe 2000). Headlines screamed dire warnings about the legions of teen super-predators that would come of age by 2010; of course, they were urban, they were black and brown, and they were relentlessly violent (Templeton 1998). Given apparent legitimacy by conservative 3 Forum on Public Policy academics such as Wilson (1995) and DiIuio (1995) this super-predator script took off among both media and policy-makers. Violence, gangs, crack and youth of color became synonymous (Sheldon, Tracy and Brown, 2001; Walker, Spohn and DeLone 2007). They have adopted what Gerbner (1994) calls the mean-world syndrome; they are overly fearful and mistrustful of strangers.
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Given the reality of multiple relationships, the most feasible way of preparing for an informal negotiation is to maintain the posture of a problem-solver. This approach will be discussed in detail as another skill David Kolzow 170 to acquire. For our purposes here it is important to think about the basic tenants of the process. Using a problem-solving approach can lessen the effect of emotions and spontaneous reactions on an informal negotiation. Inherent in a successful resolution of conflict at a casual level is effective communication, and a high level of trust, understanding, acceptance, and commitment to the relationship. In order for the resolution of disagreement or conflict to take place and to endure, it must be based on an improvement of the relationship between the parties involved. People are most likely to cooperate in resolving conflict when they know that they will deal with each other again in the future. The expectation of future interactions encourages people to work cooperatively with one another in the present. Concern for the durability of the relationship ensures that people will not easily forget about how they have treated, and been treated by, one another in future interactions. The importance of good working relationships was reinforced in a study by John Kotter of hundreds of managers in many different settings. He concluded that: Good working relationships based on some combination of respect, admiration, perceived need, obligation, and friendship are a critical source of power in helping to get things done. Furthermore, since there relationships serve as important information channels, without them one may never be able to David Kolzow 171 establish the information one needs to operate effectively. Changing our own behavior is difficult, however; it requires sensitivity, motivation, and persistence. Changing the behavioral traits of someone else is almost impossible, particularly so when directly involved in handling a dispute with them. Behavior between two people can be transformed when either person changes their customary pattern of relating to the other. To achieve either a good personal or working relationship, it is important to focus on what you need to do to get what you want. If you seek cooperation from others, for example, it means that you must set the example for that behavior. In negotiation, the ability to see the situation as the other side sees it, as difficult as that may be, is one of the most important skills a negotiator can possess. If you want to influence that party, you also need to understand empathetically the strength of the emotional force with which they believe in a particular point of view. However, understanding their point of view does not mean that you have to agree with it. It is clear that a climate of mutual trust is critical to a successful negotiation process. No one will ever make an agreement with you that they intend to keep unless they trust you. Without trust, the relationship itself is likely to interfere with developing a mutual understanding of the problem or disagreement. This diverts energy and creativity from finding comprehensive and realistic solutions. David Kolzow 172 the time to develop a trust relationship is before the negotiation process begins. Once a relationship of trust has been established, it promotes recognition of mutual vulnerability, it prevents disruptive conflict from developing, and it encourages the sharing of information. Unpredictability, whether between individuals or between organizations, is what fosters instability and competitiveness. Negotiation is a process of communicating back and forth for the purpose of reaching a joint decision. People communicate because they wish to achieve some goal, satisfy some personal need, or improve their immediate situation. It is often assumed that communication simply means telling something to somebody else. For communication to be effective, it must be a two-way process that involves effective listening as well as clear articulation of thoughts and expectations. It is often easier to meet needs and interests in a negotiation when they are communicated. Each communication helps establish a pattern of interaction that plays a crucial role in the ability to deal with future problems. Positions vs Interests It often appears that negotiators are trying to reach agreement on specific positions they have taken or specific issues that need to be resolved. However, negotiations are never totally about what is being openly discussed or over conflicting positions. It is important to understand that is interests that motivate people, not the positions they take. For example, a potential employee may initially demand $46,000 for her salary (her position). However, her motivating and underlying interests may be in financial security, enhanced lifestyle, organizational status, or advanced career prospects. Each sister must have the entire orange for herself, anything less is not allowable. One explains she wants to drink the juice; the other wants to use the rind to make a cake. In this case, the simple solution is to give the cook the rind after the juice has been squeezed for the thirsty sister, thus David Kolzow 174 meeting the interests of both. If we view the problem as a set of interests that needs to be resolved rather than viewing someone that holds a contrary viewpoint or position as a person to be defeated, then the odds of a successful collaboration increase.
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There is a similar tactic field for simplifying values in fields by conversion to fractions over rings. The setoid facility makes it possible to register new equivalence relations to be understood by tactics like rewrite. For instance, Prop is registered as a setoid with the equivalence relation "if and only if. The real promise of Coq, though, is in the coding of problem-specific tactics with Ltac. In the rest of this chapter, we attempt to give a thorough introduction to the important features and design patterns. One common use for match tactics is identification of subjects for case analysis, as we see in this tactic definition. Theorem hmm: (a b c: bool), if a then if b then True else True else if c then True else True. The behavior of repeat t is to loop through running t, running t on all generated subgoals, running t on their generated subgoals, and so on. When t fails at any point in this search tree, that particular subgoal is left to be handled by later tactics. We can also use find if inside to prove goals that find if does not simplify sufficiently. P] exact H [[[True] constructor] constructor] intro] destruct H] destruct H] destruct H] specialize (H1 H2) [H: False [H: [H: [H1: Since match patterns can share unification variables between hypothesis and conclusion patterns, it is easy to figure out when the conclusion matches a hypothesis. The exact tactic solves a goal completely when given a proof term of the proper type. It is also trivial to implement the introduction rules (in the sense of natural deduction ) for a few of the connectives. Implementing elimination rules is only a little more work, since we must give a name for a hypothesis to destruct. The last rule implements modus ponens, using a tactic specialize which will replace a hypothesis with a version that is specialized to a provided set of arguments (for quantified variables or local hypotheses from implications). By convention, when the argument to specialize is an application of a hypothesis H to a set of arguments, the result of the specialization replaces H. It was relatively easy to implement modus ponens, because we do not lose information by clearing every implication that we use. If we want to implement a similarly complete procedure for quantifier instantiation, we need a way to ensure that a particular proposition is not already included among our hypotheses. To do that effectively, we first need to learn a bit more about the semantics of match. One is that we may include arbitrary expressions in patterns, instead of being restricted to variables and constructors. Another is that the same variable may appear multiple times, inducing an implicit equality constraint. There is a related pair of two other differences that are much more important than the others. If the body raises an exception, then the overall match raises the same exception. In Coq, failures in case bodies instead trigger continued search through the list of cases. The first case matches trivially, but its body tactic fails, since the conclusion does not begin with a quantifier or implication. Failure can also trigger an attempt to find a different way of matching a single pattern. By applying idtac with an argument, a convenient debugging tool for "leaking information out of matches," we see that this match first tries binding H to H1, which cannot be used to prove Q. Nonetheless, the following variation on the tactic succeeds at proving the goal: match goal with 275 [H: end. Eventually, it arrives at the correct value, so that exact H and the overall tactic succeed. Now we are equipped to implement a tactic for checking that a proposition is not among our hypotheses: Ltac notHyp P:= match goal with] fail 1 [: P match P with We use the equality checking that is built into pattern-matching to see if there is a hypothesis that matches the proposition exactly. When fail is passed an argument n, n is used to count outwards through the enclosing cases of backtracking search. In this case, fail 1 says "fail not just in this pattern-matching branch, but for the whole match. This second case, used when P matches no hypothesis, checks if P is a conjunction. Other simplifications may have split conjunctions into their component formulas, so we need to check that at least one of those components is also not represented. To achieve this, we apply the first tactical, which takes a list of tactics and continues down the list until one of them does not fail. The fail 2 at the end says to fail both the first and the match wrapped around it. P2 case guarantees that, if it is reached, we either succeed completely or fail completely. We use idtac, a tactic that would be silly to apply on its own, since its effect is to succeed at doing nothing. With the non-presence check implemented, it is easy to build a tactic that takes as input a proof term and adds its conclusion as a new hypothesis, only if that conclusion is not already present, failing otherwise. This operator could not be implemented in Gallina, but it is easy to support in Ltac. The tactic generalize takes as input a term t (for instance, a proof of some proposition) and then changes the conclusion from G to T G, where this the type of t (for instance, the proposition proved by the proof t). With these tactics defined, we can write a tactic completer for, among other things, adding to the context all consequences of a set of simple first-order formulas. Note that, since is the special non-dependent case of, the fourth rule handles intro for implications, too. We can check that completer is working properly, with a theorem that introduces a spurious variable whose didactic purpose we will come to shortly.