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Disappearing Taney



Why are they gonna disappear him?
I don’t know. That ain’t even good grammar… – Catch-22

Segment 1 – Tom Clancy Disease

With the recent collision of the USS John S. McCain near Singapore, the return of the “Facebook Admiral” pretty much sets my teeth on edge. Look, going to sea is dangerous. Period. But we humans have been doing it so long that we take it for granted and we believe that it is safe. Especially with the advances in technology. But the fact is that all those things, radar, sonar, computers and electronic wizardry, are only tools. If Sailors – who, the last time I checked, are imperfect human beings, don’t use the tools properly, things can go wrong. And here’s the thing – no matter how much technology you pack into a warship, there is an undisputable truth about collisions at sea. And that truth is that it doesn’t matter how much technology you pack into a hull. There is only one thing that will prevent an accident. Period…

Segment 2 – When A Confederate Monument Isn’t a Confederate Monument

A recent NY Times article points out the expansion of the Great Statue Removal Movement has now gone beyond just CSA Generals. In the dark of the night, a statue honoring Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was removed from the streets of Annapolis. It was, of course, another act in the great Confederate cleansing the nation is going through. The problem is that Taney, a controversial figure in his lifetime and since, wasn’t a Confederate anything…

Segment 3 – An Honorable and Enduring Outcome

The President outlined his “new” Afghanistan strategy recently. It sounds oddly reminiscent of the previous “longest war in American history…”

Segment 4 – The First Week at Home

A great first week in the new house ends with a wonderful BBQ sandwich and an old shipmate…

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The 360



So… first things first.. the audio quality of this particular show is just nothing short of complete crap. I

Mt. Rainier from our new street

know that. So save the technical eMails. This was recorded in my Brother-in-Laws kitchen with equipment that is less than satisfactory but was all that was available. I highly recommend NOT using headphones. 

I really thought that I should just round file it, but after a few days of fiddling with it I decided that it has been too long since there’s been a new show, so here it is.

Our POD arrives on the 2nd of August (a seminal date in my history), which means that by the middle of August the new studio *should* be set up, although there is one factor that could push that back a week or two.

We are in the house, roughing things until we get our stuff. But otherwise things are really great. Except for the heat. Yep, it keeps hitting 80 degrees here.

It’s crazy hot!

Yes, I’m kidding. Stay cool, my friends!

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