Sunday, March 18, 2012

Submarine Quote of the Week and Unsettling Ramifications

QUOTE of the WEEK
Keep your friends close and your culinary spcialists closer.

Background to the Quote of the Week

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
. - Micheal Coreleone character in The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola (1974) and Mario Puzo (1969); The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli (1532); The Art of war, Sun-tzu (476–221 BC).

Potential Significance to Submariners
Submariners eat the same food as you would find at almost any table in an American home. navy.mil source

Did you authorize the U.S. to perform experiments on you when you joined the service? M
ost submarine had to authorize such experimentation (mostly medical) when they joined their branch, whether or not drafted.

As long ago as the early 1940s, for instance, seven-hundred and thirty-two submariners were subjects of a controlled experiment designed to test whether radium could be used to shrink lymphoid tissue surrounding the eustachian tubes thereby equalizing external and middle ear pressure.

QUOTE of the WEEK
Keep your friends close and your culinary spcialists closer.

Potential Significance of this week's quote to Submariners

Can SPAM be found on "almost any table in an American home"? We did have tins of SPAM on our sub, but it was never served (as far as we knew). Could it have been those donuts we had once that nobody liked?

The pink slime (photo above) is found on almost any table in the American home because it has been added to ground beef routinely sold by supermarket chains for over a decade.
But government and industry records obtained by The New York Times show that in testing for the school lunch program, E. coli and salmonella pathogens have been found dozens of times in Beef Products meat, challenging claims by the company and the U.S.D.A. about the effectiveness of the treatment. Since 2005, E. coli has been found 3 times and salmonella 48 times, including back-to-back incidents in August in which two 27,000-pound batches were found to be contaminated.
Chef Caruso insists he has seen an award-winning recipe for donuts using pink slime. Shades of Soylent Green! Soylent Green was a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

 

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1 Comments:

At 19 March, 2012 13:38, Blogger Contrary in Texas said...

I never learned whether or not saltpeter was actually added to food in the military. Didn't work in my case if they did.

Other conspiracy types believe that the growth of homosexuality is being caused by food additives that have estrogen. The goal, supposedly, is to reduce male violent tendencies.

 

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