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The Only Thing That We Know




1968 was a bad year for submarines. The French, the Israelis, the Russians, and the United States all lost boats that year. For the US, the loss of Scorpion has proven to be particularly vexing. Even in Submarine School in 1982 it was discussed and debated.

At the end of the day, there are several theories as to what happened. Was it a Russian torpedo in retaliation for the loss of K-129? was it a hot running Mk 37 that couldn’t be shut down and detonated in the torpedo room? Was it a battery that exploded? Why did at least one crew member try to escape?

When everything is said and done, when we think about the loss of 99 men on this day in 1968, there is really only one thing that we know.

And that is that we don’t know…


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The Need to Know




Happy September! Labor Day, such as it is, has never really held much meaning for me beyond the weekend before school starts and the beginning of another Football Season. Every job I’ve ever worked – even the union one – we worked Holidays, Saturdays, Sundays, Birthdays and Nights (Get it? SSBN…)

Anyway, I wasn’t going to do a show for today, but I was reading on Friday afternoon about some stuff that left me a bit… well… you’ll see. Read the rest of this entry

What’s $1 Million Between Friends?

IMG_1254The violence at the Chicago Trump rally doesn’t make any logical sense. Or… does it? With all the reputable polls showing that Clinton beats Trump in November, what is gained by the protesters and their outrageous behavior?

As Dave gets onto a tangential subject, the Wounded Warrior Project recently fired their managers, but there remain several questions. In Modesto, the City Council, which this time a year ago “had to have” millions of dollars in increased tax money just to stay afloat, is toying with the idea (don’t worry, they are going to do it) of giving a local not-for-profit that the City in effect started almost a million dollars to “train residents in how to organize and solve their own problems while working with the city.”

Pre-ops start today for Knee Surgery IV – The Replacement, which takes place exactly one week from today.

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