Category Archives: Nuclear Weapons

The Good Old Days



Over the weekend, a Russian destroyer made a run at the USS Chancellorsville, nearly causing a collision between the two ships. This has much of the world in a tizzy, but the reality is that once upon a time this was a fairly common occurrence. If not common, at least not something about which governments and news agencies got their knickers in a wad over.

But the whole thing, along with the return of the Peace Protestors to the gates of Bangor, has Dave reminisces about his own time during the Cold War aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G). It was an amazing experience in a beautiful place…


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Daylight Savings Time



The change to Daylight Savings Time is just hours away. It doesn’t bother me, then again, I am not tied to a strict schedule. But there are reasons that I prefer it.

The President pardoned the submarine sailor who took unauthorized photos of his boat. The reason is fuzzy to me, but it seems to be that Hillary Clinton did it too, so why punish this sailor for doing “the same thing?” Well… for starters, it wasn’t the “same thing.” For seconds, a Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer is a tad bit more important to the National Security than the Secretary of State… yes, I said that. Secretary of State is a “non-job.”

The Seattle Seahawks released Richard Sherman and now he has signed with the 49ers. People up here aren’t sure what to think about that. The Angels new $uper$tar isn’t doing very well…

The Military Parade is a “Dog and Pony Show.” If the President really wants to say “Thank You” to the troops, there are some better ways to do it…


Atomic Angst



Phones and TV’s all over Hawaii flashed the alarm, and pure panic ensued. There’s a HUGE problem with this, and it wasn’t whoever “accidently” pushed the button…

Now… on the one hand, this was clearly an “accident,” or a “mistake,” or a colossal foul up. But what about the reaction? For nearly 45 minutes, many people in Hawaii thought they were about to get nuked. And what did they do about it?


The world is full of hypocrisy. So it’s no surprise that it’s the organizations and institutions which are most loud about being anti-hypocritical that are, on the balance, usually the most hypocritical of all.

Whether it’s Hollywood pretending to have not known that Harvey Weinstein was a dirt bag, media experts on travel telling us that Hati and Mali aren’t giant holes full of excrement or political supporters of a given politician pretending that their guy or gal is borderline perfect, it’s amazing – if nauseating – to watch.

And as the Nation pauses to remember Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., we also watched as one of the most civil rights oriented organizations in the country completely ignored that legacy and its own rules in order to get what it wants.

Now watch as the supporters of that organizations make their excuses and rationalizations for what happened and how it “wasn’t”  a violation of their own rules and principles…


The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case out of South Dakota regarding the collection of sales taxes on internet purchases. However you feel about the issue, it’s likely to be settled this summer, and most likely in favor of the States…


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