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A Crimson Tide Thanksgiving



I could talk about news and politics, but the reality is that nothing is gonna change, it’s the Holidays. Plus, I am still waiting for the “Distraction” story to hit…

SEGMENT – MY FAVORITE HOLIDAYS (00:00)

For much of my life, I never really got the chance to enjoy the Holidays. When you get a chance to help someone less fortunate, it feels good. When it’s your job, year in and year out, it gets… well… it can’t help but jade you. Even the worst year ever for me I thought I’d found a chance to set things right, but even that left me… well… jaded… It’s why I try to enjoy the Holidays as much as I can. I do stuff, go places, see things and visit people. All the corny stuff that we see in commercials. What I don’t do is spend a lot of money, but I would if I could.

Oh, and I have five programs that I watch every year, starting this week with the greatest Thanksgiving moment in the history of Television…


SEGMENT – CRIMSON TIDE (39:00)

Recent news reports have indicated that the leading US General, with responsibility for nuclear weapons, has made it clear to President Trump that he will “defy to carry out an illegal nuclear strike,” presumably ordered by President Trump.

Now, there’s a couple of things here. First of all, OF COURSE HE WOULD DEFY AN ILLEGAL ORDER! Sorry for yelling.

What isn’t discussed in the article, and as far as I can see what the General did not even hint about, is how come HE (the General) gets to decide if it’s an illegal order or not? Did you get that? I want you to THINK about it for a minute. If a General today can decide what’s legal and not, how come the Generals couldn’t do that, say, six, sixteen or even twenty years ago? Or… could they?

Or is the General answering a question he thinks the reporter is asking but really the reporter is writing a story about an answer he thinks is about something the General never said or meant? Huh?

Back in the early 1990’s there came a Hollywood version of this same scenario, which, naturally, glorified the bucking of the system and emphasized the evils of the system. But it was also Hollywood and made for one of the worst films ever from the standpoint of accuracy and plot. It did, however, have an awesome soundtrack.

So what should you consider when you read about this General who says he would “defy” Trumps “illegal” nuclear strike order? Is it as simple as the President is insane and we shouldn’t obey him? Or is there a bit more at work here?


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Dave on The Resistance Podcast: America – Peacekeeper or Bully?



It was a lot of fun Saturday night to spend the evening with Josh Carter and The Resistance Podcast, talking about my beliefs about deterrence and the role of the United States in world affairs.

Some fair warning, this is an adult podcast, and I am a sailor, so there is some language. Also Josh got me fired up about some issues with Congress and I launched. So if you get offended by language or criticism of my Congressman, you might want to avoid this bonus presentation.

So here is Josh Carter and I talking about whether o not the US is a bully or building an Empire or just doing what we should be doing….

The Korea Scenario Rosily



Warning: This podcast contains the word “penis.” This is a reference to a previous podcast and news story as to why the North Koreans feel so… inadequate and need to over compensate. If the word “penis” offends you, you should probably skip this show… – Producer Henri

The Dear Leader keeps upping the rhetoric, but very little seems to be actually happening, at least in the nuclear testing realm. Missile launches continue to fail, miserably, and while there is much speculation about it, there is no direct evidence that somehow or another the US – or somebody – has managed to hack the launch systems and screw up the works.

Given all the rhetoric and confusion, should the civilian world – and especially Seattle – be concerned? At all? Clearly the Seattle Times is. A little.

Let us play the age old game and scenario rosily some of the things that might happen, or even could already be happening…

SHOW NOTES:

Second test of the PDRK ICBM fails

Ohio Class SSGN (ignore the video, it’s FUBAR) official Information from the US Navy

Second Missile Test of Minuteman III from Vandenberg AFB to take place May 03, 2017

Kim Jong-Un promises to sink USS Michigan

USS Carl Vinson Task Force stocks up on ammo and supplies

USS Shiloh CG-67 configured in an ABM role. Shiloh is currently home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in PyongYang film at IMDB. Pretty interesting watch…

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