Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Tributes: 2012 Edition


Thanksgiving tributes have always been special at Molten Eagle, because some of the biggest sacrifices are often hidden from or remain unfamiliar to most of us. 

Many thanks to all of our active duty men and women, and especially to those who serve today beyond sight and communication of their families and loved ones, including our submariners. Our favorites:

 2007 -
"On submarines, when the shit hits the fan, there's only one way to run... Right into it. Nobody with a living brain cell can ever, ever call a submarine sailor a coward just because he's not dodging bullets somewhere." - SonarMan


 2008"We never had to go off station because we couldn't fix or adapt to a broken piece of equipment. We never had to go off station because someone got hurt or because of family problems back home... You, the men of the Augusta, fixed it when it got broken and you, the families of Augusta, handled problems as they arose and made sure the ship could continue to perform, ‘Any Mission, Any Time,' ” Haumer said. “I thank you.” - Cmdr. Mike A. Haumer, CO, USS Augusta (SSN-710)


2009 - Extreme creatures by Juan Caruso Davenport 
Who suffer no attrition upon news their kind are sunk,
Who endure sunless weeks on end in want of their own bunk.
Disturbed from precious sleep by those dreaded, alarming sounds,
When the latest hazard has sprung out of its nearby bounds.
Sacrifices are certain for these devoted volunteers,
Qualifications demanded by a jury of their peers.
In clear illustration of “24-7’s” meaning,
There is no phoning home during silent submarining.
2011 - "Though serving beyond sight of others, submariners remain on very influential minds." - Juan Caruso Davenport
  
Submarines are always silent and strange. 

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Prediction verified in exactly 2 hours

Predicted today at 1:07 PM EST the following:

Prediction: Soon, Senator Harry Reid will block a major investigation of Barack Obama's administration, saying it is without merit; there is nothing there.  And read at 3:07 PM EST today, the following unabashed confirmation of Sen Reid's corruption:

In a letter Friday to McCain, Sen. Harry Reid said he refuses to allow the Senate to be used as a "venue for baseless partisan attacks." Reid said several committees in the House and Senate are already investigating the attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.  McCain and two other Republicans had introduced a resolution this week calling for the special panel. 

Submarines are always silent and strange.
 

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Barack O'drama

From controversy to controversy the pace has now become quite nauseating.

Some upsetting news releases have no doubt been planted by the president's staff to distract from what are potentially more serious yet unsatisfactorily resolved issues. Example of a planted news release:


The Turks have a saying that goes:  

 "The fish stinks first at the head."

It means that if the servant is disorderly, it is because the master is so.  - Sir James Porter's Observations on the religion, law, government, and manners of the Turks, 1768.  

 Prediction: Soon, Senator Harry Reid will block a major investigation of Barack Obama's administration, saying it is without merit; there is nothing there.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Answers to latest Submarine Mystery Questions f


Background  (original posting)  7 NOV 12 .

 Submarine Mystery Q & A:

1 - What were the name and hull number of the submarine bearing this patriot's name?  ANS: USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) .      

2 - What was the name of the financial institution that he founded (not the one later chartered by congress), and what year was it established?  ANS: The Bank of New York was a global financial services company established in 1784 by American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

3 -  His death was due to a similar event (same site) that had claimed the life of his eldest son. What kind of event would claim this founder's life?  ANS: On July 11, 1804, on a rocky ledge along the Hudson River  in Weehawken, New Jersey Vice President Aaron Burr shot Hamilton in a duel. The site was the one at which Hamilton's eldest son, Philip, had also been killed three years earlier. 

4 - What percentage of the Federalist Papers did he author?  ANS: Alexander Hamilton alone wrote 51 of the 82 articles, which is at least 62%.

5 - What convention did he lead?  ANS:  Alexander Hamilton of New York played a major leadership role in the Annapolis Convention (Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government).

6 - What was his cabinet title? ANS: President George Washington appointed Hamilton as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury on September 11, 1789.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Submarine Mystery Question of the Week 7 NOV 12

Background
His great-great-great granddaughter attended (sponsored) the launching of a nuclear submarine destined to bear this Founding Father's name.  Orphaned at only 11 years of age, he had been born out of wedlock.  After serving in the American Revolutionary War, he was elected to the Continental Congress, resigning to practice law and found a global financial institution. He secured an appointment as commander of a new army, attaining the rank of Major General.

He led a convention with the name of a future service academy and authored many of the The Federalist Papers, articles which promoted ratification of the United States Constitution. He also served as a cabinet member for a renowned president.  His death was due to an event similarto what had claimed the life of his eldest son.

Questions of the Week:
1 - What would be the name and hull number of the nuclear sub bearing this patriot's name?

2 - What was the name of the financial institution that he founded (not the one later chartered by congress), and what year was it established?

3 - What event claimed this founder's life, and what made it similar to that claiming his son's life a few years before? 

4 - What percentage of the Federalist Papers did he author?

5 - What convention did he lead?

6 - What was his cabinet title?

Answers: Sunday 11 NOV 2012.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Caruso's 2012 Election Forecast

Election outcomes have often been very tough even for experts to accurately predict. Our resident cartoonist, Juan Caruso, however used his zany license to arrive at 43% of the popular for the incumbent.  We do not agree with Juan's forecast for Obama's pot, nor have we been successful arguing about his unconventional method.  We will leave such complex calculations to your better judgement:

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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