Wisdom of DADT Policy
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.
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Icelandic men were recently spoiled by their wives and girlfriends. Men received gifts or traditional dinners on Bóndadagur or Husband's day, which fell on the beginning of Þorri (January 22 this year -- this past Friday). Rams’ testicles are the most popular treat—and have also become a popular export product.
OBAMA State of the Union
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Yesterday, we asked readers to identify what obviously appears to be missing in news photos of the military's Haiti relief effort to date. Here are typical photos showing U.S. troops delivering supplies and rations in Haiti. Reminded me of loadouts on our longer, submarine deployments.
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ANSWER: Yesterday's photo (with identifying names) from Mystery Question.
Recognize the American attorney on the (L)eft and the one on (R)ight, above?
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"On Ustafish subs, LORAN-C replacement modules were kept in a rugged, interior-cushioned, gasket-sealed box known as the coffin. This was certainly not before the era of S.I.N.S. nor SATNAV, but it was before the Chinese anti-satellite missile test in 2007." - Juan Caruso
Labels: USS San Francisco (SSN-711)
Poor journalism strikes again...
The largest recorded earthquake in modern times on the island of Hispaniola was an 8.1-magnitude temblor that produced a tsunami and killed 1,790 people. Centered in the Dominican Republic, it extended into Haiti.
The latest transportation 'accident':
1. Skype to offer video teleconferencing service on LG, Panasonic TVs - PREDICTION: SUCCESS
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The U.S. has a Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Few realize that Al-Qaeda has not been idle in its own advanced research efforts for terrorist acts.
UPDATE: WALL STREET JOURNAL, JANUARY 5, 2010 Chinese Evade U.S. Sanctions on Iran
Curious "fine print" of America's strategic insurance policy by Michael L. McHugh, Captain, U.S. Navy .
Questions and Background posted on Jan 1, 2010. Difficulty level: Surfaced (average for navy)
BACKGROUND: Selected photos (above) of a unique facility bear uncanny resemblences to submarine / spaceship interiors. In fact, the resemblance does not end with mere appearances. The facility has atmosphere control, redundant power, and simulated daylight. Submariners would easily be comfortable working within such a commercial environment.