Answers for Sub Mystery Questions: 7-29-2009
Thoughts to excite, alarm or foil paradigms, senses of humor, and imagination although not always in that order. "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." -Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 1965.
"My first year on board the boat, she spent two-hundred and eighty-five days deployed. The second year, she spent two-hundred and sixty-five days underway. During my three-year tour, the boat only paid short port visits to Italy, Bermuda, Fort Lauderdale and Key West."
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The cartoonish figure has both laboratory and teaching skills, but he may be working as a mild-mannered bureaucrat in Texas or Massachusetts.
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As the map below shows, Greenland and Iceland are neighbors. The geographical proximity of two countries NOT KNOWN FOR WARM CLIMATES should raise at least two questions of mainstream news reporters: do you realize how biased you are with respect to the attempted climate change hijack of world economies? Would not the hijacking story itself eclipse the climate change scare in significance?
USS Toledo's (SSN-769) unexpected pressure hull fault is one thing - small. The outer hull crack was somewhat longer. Strange that no one heard an usual noise like the splintering of steel. If the associated metal failure noise was not heard, where is the most likely place for it to have occurred?
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For the next 2 minutes, imagine you are a terrorist fiend ...
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IN preparation for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal 10 days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike. The development came as the head of Iran's nuclear agency yesterday resigned in a move that might have been connected to the country's post-election turmoil.
"This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran. These manoeuvres are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats," an Israeli defence official said.
"The aircraft all of a sudden fell out of the sky and exploded on impact, where you see the crater," a witness told Press TV from the crash site. ... Conversations between the pilot and the ground were normal and did not indicate any technical problems, the network's Web site reported, citing the managing director of Iran's airport authority without naming him. Some witnesses say the plane caught fire before crashing, Press TV said. source
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This is rich and comes from U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, a reservist who received orders mobilizing him to active duty in Afghanistan in June.
Submariners are often dissed by Marines for reasons that are often erroneous but always understandable. Still, I have met many Marines and hold their courage and military service among the highest regard.
There are logistics and maintenance problems with the MV-22. Shocking.
If you ever meet a MV-22 pilot, the question to ask is... "How many times have you ever performed an inflight refueling?" It is a really good question with a very revealing answer.
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The following half-minute (just 30 secs) YouTube humorously updates Horrors: Timely Preview of Universal Health Care posted April 21st. Yes, flies will be tolerated in hospital rooms!