Posts by Captain Rhino

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  • Japan launching 'space junk' collector

    12/09/2016 8:40:59 AM PST · 27 of 34
    Captain Rhino to Fresh Wind

    I have not researched this in depth (and am willing to be corrected if wrong), but dead (uncontrolled) satellites and other debris are effectively abandoned and space belongs to no person or nation. So, it seems to parallel salvage of an abandoned vessel on the high seas. If the abandoned satellite/debris can be identified, the owner can be contacted to see if they want to recover custody (and pay the necessary costs for doing so). If they renounce title, then the salvor is free to do what they want with it. Since these objects are derelict, there is probably no effective way to recover them (by either the owner or salvor) and the proper course of action is to remove the hazard.

    This is actually a tremendous business opportunity . Once the technology is worked out, new satellites will probably be required to incorporate a deorbit technology or account for removal as part of program costs. Eventually, some sort of probably UN-coordinated effort will be developed to clear Earth’s orbit of such materials. Spacefaring countries and companies will pay into a common fund and the work will be bid out to companies who have the technology to perform the work.

    I don’t know its name, but there was a Japanese anime series based on this concept (contracted removal of space debis from Earth orbit) some years ago. Guess this is the start of the real world follow-up.

  • Waiting for the SS

    12/08/2016 10:28:09 AM PST · 16 of 29
    Captain Rhino to pabianice

    Although poorly resourced when compared to the Nazis, ISIS in Syria and Iraq is giving them a pretty good run for the money in terms of sheer barbarity of behavior.

  • Senate Dems, powerless to stop Trump nominees, regret 'nuclear option' power play (LOL!)

    12/06/2016 5:18:03 AM PST · 16 of 58
    Captain Rhino to Pearls Before Swine

    He will regret it even more after the 2018 bielection when they will probably lose a net of 10-20 of their remaining Democrat-held Senate seats. At that point, the filibuster tactic wouldn’t work anyway.

  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 4:43:13 PM PST · 21 of 26
    Captain Rhino to Olog-hai

    No recommendation for a reduced sentence, just let him...no, her...no, it go.

    In proposing commutation, the ACLU (and supporting civil rights groups) are basically saying deliberately stealing and leaking over 700,000 classified documents is so minor an offense (if you are a transgender) that the punishment should be limited to time served. (Of course, they also believe it should have been praised for its patriotism in leaking the documents in the first place and not tried and convicted.)

    The willful immorality of the Left is endless.

  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/04/2016 2:32:47 PM PST · 21 of 21
    Captain Rhino to moneyrunner

    I knew it was sarcasm except ...there really are liberals who, for want of a better word, actually “think” this way.

  • Russia has just given up on trying to launch strikes from its rickety aircraft carrier

    12/04/2016 3:28:27 AM PST · 27 of 55
    Captain Rhino to wheresmyusa

    Author probably meant arresting gear vs landing gear.

    Since the Kuznetzov is a CTOL aircraft carrier (without catapults), failure of the arresting gear would be a huge ... or, as some here at FR like to say, a YUGE problem. Carrier operators plan for routine replacement of cables and they are usually triple redundant so that the loss of one does not prevent bringing aircraft aboard.

    ASSUMING this problem led to the decision to send the CAG ashore, it probably involves some critical, single point of failure component in the system that cannot be easily repaired or replaced using on-board resources. ???????? Sort of surprising since arresting gear technology is well developed and even the Russians have decades of experience operating it aboard carriers.

    Considered under these circumstances, sending the CAG ashore makes sense. It stays involved in ongoing air operations until the problem aboard the carrier is sorted out. CAG aircraft are all derivatives of standard land based designs and there is a logistics air bridge back to Mother Russia, so the aircraft can be maintained while ashore.

    However, the decision to send the CAG ashore is still a big deal. Shore basing the CAG while the ship is deployed means the ship has been stripped of its principal offensive weapon system.

  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:12:29 AM PST · 3 of 21
    Captain Rhino to moneyrunner

    Normally, the lack of the mandatory sarcasm tag ( </ sarcasm>) would have to be noted.

    Except this is the liberal view.

    So, it really isn’t sarcasm after all.

  • Castro’s Millions: Fidel’s Family Expected to Secure Estimated $900 Million Estate

    12/01/2016 11:21:01 AM PST · 27 of 42
    Captain Rhino to Enlightened1

    “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.”

    It appears Fidel was very, very, very needy.

  • India eyes Israeli tank, APC systems

    12/01/2016 6:11:34 AM PST · 4 of 11
    Captain Rhino to Blennos

    Earlier model Merkavas. The Merkava IV turret is even more streamlined.

  • U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag

    12/01/2016 6:01:07 AM PST · 13 of 24
    Captain Rhino to allendale

    Cue high energy laser weapon systems mounted on multiple ships of the CVBG.

    Yes, fry the real seagulls right along with the drones.

    Question: Does fried seagull taste like chicken or is it fishy?

  • Get Ready: Hillary rumored to be considering another go at the White House in 2020

    12/01/2016 5:16:53 AM PST · 94 of 133
    Captain Rhino to 2ndDivisionVet

    Keeping alive the prospect of another run serves the Clinton’s interests in three ways:

    1. Allows them to continue to raise campaign funds and funds for the Clinton Foundation’s “charitable” work.

    2. Keeps the Clinton team of Democratic political operatives together so it can continue to serve them.

    3. Keeps Democratic Party officials in line to defend them against their political enemies.

    All the more reason for Trump to have DoJ go after them to ensure they are serving prison terms in 2020.

  • Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire For 'Wrong' Views on LGBT Issues

    11/30/2016 2:18:32 PM PST · 41 of 85
    Captain Rhino to milton23

    The Right is satisfied if you obey the law consistently; the Left won’t be satisfied with anything less than controlling your thinking.

    “It is not enough to obey Big Brother; you must love him as well.”

  • FBI still hasn’t turned over Huma Abedin emails

    11/30/2016 6:29:35 AM PST · 9 of 47
    Captain Rhino to Starboard

    Plus building the case for “play to pay” against the Clinton Foundation for the next Attorney General.

    No rush. After inauguration is fine. After a thorough fumigation of DoJ by the next AG is fine as well.

    Let the Clintons stew for awhile.

  • For the First Time in History, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load

    11/30/2016 6:07:44 AM PST · 12 of 30
    Captain Rhino to SJSAMPLE

    Agree. Vertical takeoff with a full ordnance load would result in a very significant reduction in the amount of fuel that can be carried. Hence the short forward roll to lift off. The rear exhaust nozzle is partially deflected downward at lift off. You can see the doors below it are open in the photo but the nozzle itself is not visible.

  • For the First Time in History, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load

    11/30/2016 5:42:01 AM PST · 9 of 30
    Captain Rhino to Don Corleone

    No catapults; no ski ramp either. Photo shows forward vertical lift fan doors open at lift off. Same technique used by Harriers.

    Basically, an amphibious ship(minus well deck) imitating an escort carrier. Wonder how long it would take to run through its aviation ordnance stores during full scale close air support operations? (Problem during “Harrier Carrier” ops in OIF.)

  • Details about election recount request in Pennsylvania

    11/29/2016 5:10:43 PM PST · 15 of 19
    Captain Rhino to randita

    From the article:

    “...[Professor] Halderman said it’s irrelevant whether machines are connected to the internet: A foreign government could break into an election office in a closely contested state and install malware on a computer that supplies the ballot design to voting machines. Such malware could shift a few percentage points of the vote to a candidate and erase itself after polls close, Halderman said.”

    Well, if the malware erased itself after the polls closed, what difference would recounting the electronic ballots make in this case? Shouldn’t Stein, et al, be demanding that the computer supplying the ballot design undergo forensic examination for evidence of tampering or that the voting machines in 9000 precincts undergo a similar examination?

    By the way, with no Internet connection, how were the voting machines loaded with the ballot in the first place? Thumb drive?

    One last question. Has there been any evidence of a break-in?

    Speculation upon speculation upon speculation.

  • DOJ Strong-Arms Local Law Enforcement

    11/29/2016 9:46:38 AM PST · 17 of 22
    Captain Rhino to Kaslin

    Since this is Federal law, the executive order being referred to is a Presidential Executive Order.

  • TURKEY’S STM OFFERS FAC-55 MISSILE BOAT TO PAKISTAN

    11/28/2016 2:27:24 AM PST · 2 of 2
    Captain Rhino to sukhoi-30mki

    Cited article has 3D rendering of the ship. Very 21st Century stealthy design.

  • Donald Trump Has Broken the Constitution

    11/28/2016 2:23:07 AM PST · 58 of 76
    Captain Rhino to Enchante

    Agree.

    The only thing more irritating than a butt hurt liberal, is a sanctimonious, literate, self-entitled butt hurt liberal.

  • Who else heard CNN say WI recount was JUST several counties

    11/25/2016 5:08:36 PM PST · 79 of 88
    Captain Rhino to nhwingut

    Personally, I’d like them to deny the request on the basis that even if Stein’s votes were undercounted by say...300%, it would not change the results of the election.

    Just to be snarky, I also would like the recount to be only of her votes, not all votes.

    “Good news, Ms. Stein! Instead of 20,000 votes, the recount has you at 23,456 votes.”

    “And the others?”

    “Oh, we didn’t count the others. $1.1 million only goes so far.”

  • Teacher Breaks Up Student Fight With Impressive UFC Style Chokehold (video)

    11/23/2016 1:34:08 PM PST · 19 of 23
    Captain Rhino to Vic S

    Agree. Not a very powerful application of the hold. Done properly, the head is forced forward onto the forearm by the shoulder and the clasping hands draw the forearm further in to compress the windpipe. Gets the opponent’s attention RIGHT NOW.

    There is a counter but you have just a few seconds to begin applying it. I do agree it is dangerous as a collapsed windpipe is harder to reverse than a temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. I believe I have also read that the throat physiology of African Americans makes them more vulnerable to this type of hold.

    When I learned the hold in Marine Corps bootcamp these many decades ago, it was called the “naked stranglehold.” (Boot camp was full of colorful descriptive language - most of it describing various sex acts and references to one’s parentage.) I believe the proper name is arm bar chokehold.

  • Journalism faces an 'existential crisis' in Trump era

    11/23/2016 7:03:19 AM PST · 28 of 43
    Captain Rhino to RummyChick

    Hmmm...no mention of all the media coordination going on between MSM and the Clinton campaign as revealed in the leaked Podesta emails.

    !Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

    I’d prefer the European practice of open affiliation between the news organization and a particular political party. At least it would be out in the open compared to the sanctimonious hypocrisy of the “independent” journalism of the United States MSM.

    Further self-reflection still required, Christina

  • California has how many ballots left to count?

    11/22/2016 12:58:57 PM PST · 27 of 31
    Captain Rhino to SeekAndFind

    Doesn’t matter.

    Clinton already won the state by several million votes. (Who saw that coming?? Oh yeah, everyone.)

    Adding more popular votes doesnot increase the 55 electoral college votes for California.

    She still lost the election.

    She is still not going to be President.

    The Republic is saved.

    Thank God.

  • Donald Trump's infrastructure plan wouldn't actually fix America's infrastructure problems

    11/22/2016 5:41:59 AM PST · 23 of 26
    Captain Rhino to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    The author “forgets” to mention that PPP execution of big, very costly highway projects using non-government funding frees government transportation funds to be spent on all those unsexy projects like fixing the sewers, surface roads, bridge repair/replacement.

    By the way, utility companies own and maintain their systems to include the repairs to deter/repair aging/out of date distribution system elements. Last January, a single house in my neighborhood had a gas leak and small explosion that was traced back to deteriorating gas distribution system piping. The utility company has had specialist contractors spend the last 9 months replacing all the piping throughout the subdivision. No public funding and no government oversight outside normal permit inspections. A little inconvenient at times when they were doing work on your street but overall very efficiently managed. Only downside is the streets are a quilt work of patches where the contractor trenched to lay the replacement piping and junctions.

  • Crew begins dismantling Confederate monument in Louisville

    11/20/2016 11:27:40 AM PST · 51 of 92
    Captain Rhino to Emergencyawesome

    For those who don’t recognize the event or location of the photograph, it was taken in Afghanistan in 2001 prior to the 9/11 attacks. The event was the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban. Here is a link to their history and an account of their destruction:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamiyan

    By his turban color and beard, the man in the picture is Taliban, probably the commander of the forces who carried out the destruction of this world cultural heritage site.

    Whoever he was, I hope he has long since been killed as all such criminals deserve.

  • Are you feeling guilty yet, Donald Trump supporters? (lol alert)

    11/19/2016 7:36:43 PM PST · 80 of 105
    Captain Rhino to keat

    Fine.

    By the same rule, you are responsible every anything done by the Liberal/Left during the next 50 months. Yes, I’m counting from Election Day 2016 forward. Why? Because the Liberal/Left’s butt hurt incivility and violence began the evening of the election and continues. Your side’s insistence that accepting the results of the election as essential to democracy was just talk.

    As for the excuse making to brown and black persons, count me out. Analysis of voting patterns show record numbers of POC (people of color) abandoning the Democratic Party reservation and voting for Trump. So, despite all his very real warts, they saw him as a preferable choice to Her Awesomeness. In addition, record numbers of loyal white Democratic voters, voters who voted for Obama (twice in many cases), also voted for Trump. That hardly fits the “it’s all due to white racism” meme being pushed by your side, does it?

    Yes, I voted for Trump. I don’t regret it as you smugly surmise. It was a necessary choice as there was no way I was going to give my vote to that condescending, conniving, corrupt, criminal. However, I do RESENT being forced to vote for Trump (any other action would have been the equivalent of voting for HER). I resent it because corruption within both political parties forced me to choose between possibly the two worst party nominees ever offered up for the office of President in my lifetime.

    Hilary won the contest for worst candidate. My hope for her going forward is for nothing but the very worst of luck, both professionally and personally. Irrelevancy and oblivion are too good for her. Donald, as 1st runner up, must settle for being President of the United States for the next four years. He is about to discover that, occasionally, the only thing worse than losing is winning. There will be no honeymoon. Being President is certainly going to put a serious crimp in his life style (and his wallet).

    I had hoped that the shear disgust of the electorate with this election would result in calls for the complete overhaul of the nominating processes of the two parties. The probable elevation of Rep. Keith Ellison to be Democratic Party chair does not bode well. Republicans get a pass until after the next presidential election (unless “The Donald” decides one term is enough).

  • Hillary Clinton Supporters Doxxing, Harassing Electoral College Voters

    11/16/2016 6:28:35 PM PST · 36 of 40
    Captain Rhino to jsanders2001

    Since they were elected to their offices by the voters, are not the Electoral College electors actually elected officials?

    Is it not a crime, a felony, to interfere with an elected official’s performance of their duties through use of threats and other forms of intimidation?

  • Why Donald Trump Needs to Take a Salary (criticized for not taking salary)

    11/15/2016 6:46:14 PM PST · 30 of 55
    Captain Rhino to madison10

    Actually, I believe basic contract law requires he take at least a nominal salary so that he can be classified as a employee of the Federal government. He receives compensation ($1.00)and benefits ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$) and, in return, is expected to faithfully perform the duties of President of the United States. Upon completion of his term in office, he is then entitles to all the privileges and benefits ex-presidents enjoy.

  • Barbara Boxer Introduces Bill to End Electoral College (Dream on Losers)

    11/15/2016 2:04:29 PM PST · 74 of 117
    Captain Rhino to Kaslin

    Nothing like submitting a bill that is DOA.

    Boxer should worry about how they are going to retain the over 2 dozen Democratic Senate seats that are up for reelection in 2018. Republicans have six.

    With 50% losses on each side, that’s about 15 seats gained for the Republicans. Combined with the seats not up for election, that would give the Republicans a filibuster-proof majority.

  • San Diego-Based CEO Apologizes for Social Media Posts Threatening President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/15/2016 12:04:28 PM PST · 51 of 57
    Captain Rhino to who knows what evil?

    The law in this area is not cut and dried. You might find this article interesting:

    http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2084921,00.html

  • San Diego-Based CEO Apologizes for Social Media Posts Threatening President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/15/2016 6:14:33 AM PST · 45 of 57
    Captain Rhino to who knows what evil?

    Sure. Just as long as you also jail every conservative who, in a flash of anger, made a similar stupid, unfiltered, butt hurt, meaningless but unlawful threat toward a covered public official following an election where their candidate lost. People say stupid things they later regret all the time. Unfortunately, the Internet, and especially the echo chambers a lot of these social media sites are, allow them to propagate their stupidity at the speed of light. Worse yet, it is there forever as nothing is really lost once it has been posted.

    Something to think about when tempted to lash out.

  • San Diego-Based CEO Apologizes for Social Media Posts Threatening President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/15/2016 4:17:12 AM PST · 36 of 57
    Captain Rhino to who knows what evil?

    The company acted responsibly. The Board of Directors immediately suspended him and reported him to the Secret Service. Another post says he has now resigned. Would you have the city terminate its reportedly successful, long term contracts with the company just to punish a person who is no longer even with the company? What about all the other innocent company employees who may lose their jobs if such an action was taken by the city?

    In addition, the City of San Diego government does not even have a role in prosecution of a violation of federal law. And he is still liable for federal prosecution. I doubt that will happen. If the Feds prosecuted every liberal who posted some stupid, unfiltered, butt hurt, meaningless threat about Trump on social media in the immediate wake of this particularly nasty election, they would probably need to build a hundred plus new prisons to house them all.

    Given the man’s age and position as CEO, he probably had a leading role in developing the company to the point where it was attractive to investors and could be taken public. All that personal investment and effort is now gone. Instead, he is out of a very good and probably well paying job and has trashed his professional reputation in a fairly tight and gossipy community; all because he let his temper get the best of him. It will take him years to recover from this self-imposed debacle. Assuming, of course, he learns to control his temper better.

  • Jennifer Lawrence Fired Up: Let Trump’s Win ‘Enrage You’ (New Movie Coming Out to Avoid)

    11/13/2016 8:05:26 AM PST · 64 of 79
    Captain Rhino to napscoordinator

    Frankly, her rant sounds like some of her Katniss Everdeen lines from “The Hunger Games.”

  • Dear White People, Your Safety Pins Are Embarrassing

    11/12/2016 8:04:16 PM PST · 50 of 126
    Captain Rhino to Diana in Wisconsin

    “The Stupid is Strong in This One!” LOL! I sense a new Darth Vader poster in the making.

  • Report: China building new military base near North Korea border

    11/12/2016 4:41:44 PM PST · 8 of 9
    Captain Rhino to Mariner

    Well, given the out-of-whack male to female ratio in China because of the policy of one-child per family, we know there will be a place in Chinese society for all marriageable North Korean women. (There have been reports of North Korean refugee women being kidnapped from the PRC-NK border area and taken into the interior to be unwilling brides.)

    Not so sure what would happen to the men but it probably wouldn’t be good.

  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2016 5:28:30 AM PST · 9 of 15
    Captain Rhino to harpygoddess

    I have read accounts of furious firing in the last minutes before the cease-fire went into effect on the Western Front. It seems there was a competition, mostly among artillerymen and machine gun teams, to be the person who fired the last shot of “The War to End All Wars.”

    Yeah, we got that one wrong too.

    From this veteran to my fellow veterans:

    A heartfelt thanks for being among those willing to defend the United States, its vital interests, and its fundamental values, often under difficult conditions in foreign places, in service of a public that is sometimes fickle and unappreciative of your sacrifices.

  • You All Know Hillary Clinton campaign hand-picked Donald Trump, Right?

    11/10/2016 3:22:34 PM PST · 71 of 75
    Captain Rhino to cba123

    I agree.

    I voted for Trump. I don’t like him personally and I don’t think his background qualifies him to be president.

    Doesn’t matter.

    Through sheer, dumb luck, the GOP “nominating process” (snicker) managed to produce the back alley fighter with the needed disrespect for status and station to challenge her “Awesomeness” and debunk the myth of “inevitably” that the DNC and the collaborationist MSM had created around her. The other GOP candidates were too experienced, too polite to do the in-your-face campaigning necessary to call her and all her enablers out for the cabal of corrupt privileged establishment manipulators they were (and still are).

    Can you see Cruz, Bush, or Rubio attacking her the way that Trump did? The dragon required a dragon slayer. Through his career as a wealthy and successful NYC businessman and flamboyant personality, Trump had the necessary experience to both dish it out and stand up, smile, and keep charging through all to all the dirt that was going to be coming his way. He succeeded where the professional GOP establishment politicians would have failed.

    Okay, now that he has won this prize, he has less than 70 days to take charge of one of the largest and most complex government bureaucracies in the world. There are over 4000 political positions to be staffed. There are a multitude of agency briefings to be received.

    Fortunately, he has a good, experienced executive in Mike Pence as his vice president. I hope President-elect Trump will be wise enough to use the governor’s experience in actually running a government successfully as an reference point and guide.

  • Short Vanity - the 2016 vote without California

    11/10/2016 8:51:04 AM PST · 33 of 47
    Captain Rhino to Mr Rogers

    This is a fruitless notion.

    The United States isn’t giving up 1500 miles of the West Coast and all the resources of that state just because a bunch of sulky billionaires and left wing snowflakes don’t like the outcome of the election.

    It doesn’t matter how many referendums, petitions, meetings, or protest marches are conducted. Unlike EU and BreExit, there is no provision in the US Constitution for a state to secede.

    A lot of blood was shed preventing the last group to try it from succeeding. This really is a matter that the Federal government will kill its own citizens over to prevent if necessary. However, it won’t come to that. There will be mass arrests, trials, imprisonment, and martial law.

    All those pouty billionaires will become zeros behind bars. No, when threatened, the cowards will flee to some overseas safe haven and leave theIr less financially well off supporters holding the bag. Their arrogance is matched only by their duplicity. Their true allegiance is only to themselves.

  • NY Times Headline Epitomizes MSM Myopia Over Trump

    11/10/2016 6:16:43 AM PST · 25 of 37
    Captain Rhino to martinidon

    Turn the ballots over to the FBI. Counting them will be a piece of cake for an organization that analyzed the content of 650,000 emails in seven days.

  • Terrified University of Washington Holds ‘Community Healing’ For Trump Trauma

    11/10/2016 4:39:10 AM PST · 24 of 45
    Captain Rhino to Senator_Blutarski

    UW is my undergraduate alma mater (74-78). They were just as much a bunch of snowflakes then as now. No, I don’t donate to the alumni fund.

    Nice pictures of “Red Square” buildings in the article. They will still be there long after these turds are history.

  • Re-Elect Trump 2020

    11/10/2016 3:57:26 AM PST · 25 of 36
    Captain Rhino to 9YearLurker

    (Chuckle) Yeah, winning the presidency is actually going to cost him money since all his business/investment activities will have to be put into a blind trust per Federal conflict of interest laws. Annual presidential salary & benefits are $450K.

    http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/thepresidentandcabinet/a/presidentialpay.htm

    “Gee, folks. I’d really like to run for reelection but...I’m loosing too much money!”

  • MSNBC refusing to accept election results-Promoting riots

    11/10/2016 2:40:27 AM PST · 77 of 82
    Captain Rhino to Lurkinanloomin

    Entitled Obama and Hillary supporters just adding to their collective heritages.

    So much for all that talk about accepting the results of the elections, etc.

    Hypocrites. But we already knew that.

  • China’s Under-Construction Aircraft Carrier Isn’t the One to Worry About

    11/06/2016 6:22:53 AM PST · 10 of 13
    Captain Rhino to BroJoeK

    It should be noted that the USS America is not smaller version of a US fleet aircraft carrier design but rather an redesigned LHA without a well deck. It is aviation dedicated amphibious assault ship capable of operating helicopters and STOVL aircraft (AV-8B and F-35B) only. There is no arresting gear or catapult/ski ramp to support CTOL aircraft operations. While a large ship at 40K+ tons displacement, it is still is about 40K tons lighter in displacement than a standard US fleet aircraft carrier.

    Comments about the propulsion systems of the CV 17 and subsequent PLAN carrier designs are quite interesting. The CV 16 is the ex-Varyag and the CV 17 is being reported as a Chinese refinement of that Soviet-era design. Soviet/Russian naval engineering is weak in large surface combatant propulsion plant design. The only nuclear powered large surface combatant ever built by the Soviets was the Kirov class battle cruiser. The Kirovs were few in number and did not have a good operational record. The Chinese do not have a proven Soviet design to draw upon for a starting point. Since the program risk of building a large displacement aircraft carrier with a new and unproven nuclear power plant design is probably very high, the Chinese might built a Kirov type large surface combatant in part to develop a reliable large nuclear plant design.

  • Trump supporter gets revenge on lawn-sign vandal in the absolutely best way possible

    11/02/2016 5:27:18 AM PDT · 19 of 37
    Captain Rhino to V_TWIN

    Umm...not sure if the old “spring gun” laws apply here.

  • Northwestern University Historian Claims Christianity Poses Bigger Threat Than Islamic Terrorism.

    10/28/2016 6:54:26 PM PDT · 35 of 51
    Captain Rhino to kindred

    Substitute Islam for Christian/Christianity and you have the exact explanation being used to distinguish radical Islamism/jihadists from mainstream Islam. The anti-Christian argument is an unintended parody.

  • MEMES and jokes regarding Anthony Weiner and the FBI bombshell reopening Hillary case

    10/28/2016 6:33:34 PM PDT · 57 of 74
    Captain Rhino to doug from upland

    All I can think of is a repeat of a controversial remark that Trump made during the primaries (?):

    “She/He got schlonged!”

    And by a genuine Wiener no less.

  • Health Law Tax Penalty? I’ll Take It, Millions Say

    10/27/2016 6:53:14 AM PDT · 76 of 83
    Captain Rhino to nickcarraway

    I have a daughter who works in New York City. She is single and unmarried; she makes a good salary and is in good health. She wants healthcare but her her status as a freelance designer precludes her receiving benefits from the companies she works for. If purchased through the state exchange, her health care cost would be $400 a month.

    The fine is $700.

    Do the math.

    By the way, she is a liberal and will be voting for Hillary. She is somewhat conflicted by the fact that, because she is young and healthy, she is being required to fund the healthcare costs of other people. She, in her own time, will figure out what the real problem is.

  • Failure to find a sexual partner is now a DISABILITY says World Health Organisation

    10/26/2016 6:36:55 PM PDT · 30 of 45
    Captain Rhino to TigerClaws

    So that Syrian refugee that raped the 10 year old boy in the swimming pool and claimed “sexual emergency” in his defense was really just a “handicapped” man desperately seeking assistance.

    Sheesh. And the United Nations wonders why so many people have nothing but contempt for the organization.

  • (vanity) Silicon Valley Tycoon Visits WH with Bob Creamer - Later Dies in Treadmill Accident

    10/23/2016 1:00:50 PM PDT · 68 of 69
    Captain Rhino to TheOldLady

    The thing I like most about the commercials is all the fantastic claims they make about him:

    “He bowls....overhand.”

    “The only thing he regrets...is never having experienced regret.”

    There are websites devoted to collecting these hilarious bits of ridiculousness.

  • America Has Stashed Thousands Of Tanks, Artillery In Secret Caves In Norway For War With Russia

    10/23/2016 7:15:10 AM PDT · 23 of 40
    Captain Rhino to Flick Lives

    Do you have any context/background on this photo?