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Posts by CedarDave

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  • Investigation Reveals Navy At Fault For Massive USS Fitzgerald Collision

    07/21/2017 11:37:22 AM PDT · 36 of 102
    CedarDave to LonePalm
    It has been 35+ years since I stood OOD watch. I was also the Ship's CIC Officer.

    If this report is correct, there is going to be a mountain of crap rolling downhill. The CO, OOD, CICWO, are pretty much toast. Depending on the exact circumstances the JOOD, XO, Ops Boss, and even some enlisted watchstanders may get tarred as well. If it is found that anyone was doing their job and reports were ignored then it will get worse for the involved individuals.

    This is the way it is and it is that way for a reason. COs are given great responsibility, they are given the means (the ship & crew) to accomplish that responsibility, and they must be held accountable for any failures that are within their capacity to prevent. This was certainly preventable.

    It's been longer than that for me, but it's the same. You have multiple watchstanders on the bridge and in CIC, and for none of them to detect and take action on a ship approaching on a collision course seems impossible. When a target of that size appears on radar and appears to be closing on your future position, all watchstanders need to be informed or reminded as they are your actual eyes at sea. If the OOD is hesitant as to the proper action to take, he needs to have the captain come to the bridge at once to take charge (those instructions are always in the night orders). With the redundancy available on the bridge and CIC to not protect the ship is dereliction of duty.

  • Hannity calls Fox colleague Shep Smith 'so anti-Trump'

    07/18/2017 2:20:42 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    CedarDave to 2ndDivisionVet

    Since Shep is gay, Sean’s comment could be taken as sexual harassment by the new liberal Fox News management and used as an excuse to suspend/fire Hannity.

  • Fox News Takes a Sharp Left Turn

    07/18/2017 5:16:19 AM PDT · 19 of 67
    CedarDave to afraidfortherepublic

    After ditching O’Reilly (which may have been necessary) they ruined their prime time schedule by putting the ever-annoying “The Five” between Tucker and Hannity. As a result, I regularly plan other activities in the evening but make sure I catch Sean’s show.

  • The Major Wildcard That Could Send Oil To $120

    07/17/2017 2:57:25 PM PDT · 13 of 27
    CedarDave to Hojczyk
    The Major Wildcard That Could Send Oil To $120

    Nonsense. There are newly drilled but shutin US wells, many in the Permian Basin that are idle waiting for a price rise. A shut down of Venezuela oil would increase WTI crude to $55 to $65/bbl and bring those wells on line. This $120/bbl speculation is what the future traders love. They see $$ in their pockets.

  • Tim Ball - The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science (video)

    07/16/2017 8:03:45 PM PDT · 3 of 11
    CedarDave to aquila48

    Excellent presentation. Bookmark to finish watch tomorrow evening.

  • Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. [XIII]

    07/13/2017 11:52:30 AM PDT · 10 of 27
    CedarDave to Jim Robinson

    BTW, I reset my thread counts to 50/50 and FR is responding very quickly. Too many questions as to what went on, but the main one is you need to hear from John.

  • Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. [XIII]

    07/13/2017 11:49:36 AM PDT · 9 of 27
    CedarDave to Jim Robinson; Boomer
    Still no word from John, but the system seems to be running normally today. Prayers up.

    Here's what I said last night in response to Boomer:

    Boomer: Not sure what happened but the forum is back up to speed even with my settings at 50/50 threads/per page.
    One must wonder if someone isn’t messing with it. If so; I sure hope there’s a way to identify whom but the hackers today can make it look like the Russians did it but it was someone in N. Korea or downtown Toledo, OH.

    Same here. I doubt very much that the system came back up to speed on its own. Either someone tweeked it (John?) or the problem was not with us but a broader issue clogging the net in the vicinity of San Jose. It would be nice (and encouraging) to have an answer and not just speculation that it was hackers at work.

  • Possible temporary workaround for pages and sidebars not fully loading problem

    07/13/2017 12:40:29 AM PDT · 94 of 114
    CedarDave to Boomer; Jim Robinson
    Not sure what happened but the forum is back up to speed even with my settings at 50/50 threads/per page.
    One must wonder if someone isn’t messing with it. If so; I sure hope there’s a way to identify whom but the hackers today can make it look like the Russians did it but it was someone in N. Korea or downtown Toledo, OH.

    Same here. I doubt very much that the system came back up to speed on its own. Either someone tweeked it (John?) or the problem was not with us but a broader issue clogging the net in the vicinity of San Jose. It would be nice (and encouraging) to have an answer and not just speculation that it was hackers at work.

    And on a personal level, I hope Jim has heard from John.

  • Teens kill endangered birds, setting back conservation efforts 10 years

    07/11/2017 1:04:36 PM PDT · 23 of 36
    CedarDave to moose07

    The ice was here, the ice was there,
    The ice was all around:
    It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
    Like noises in a swound!

    At length did cross an Albatross,
    Thorough the fog it came;
    As if it had been a Christian soul,
    We hailed it in God’s name.

    It ate the food it ne’er had eat,
    And round and round it flew.
    The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
    The helmsman steered us through!

    And a good south wind sprung up behind;
    The Albatross did follow,
    And every day, for food or play,
    Came to the mariner’s hollo!

    In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
    It perched for vespers nine;
    Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
    Glimmered the white Moon-shine.’

    ‘God save thee, ancient Mariner!
    From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
    Why look’st thou so?’—With my cross-bow
    I shot the ALBATROSS.

    PART II
    The Sun now rose upon the right:
    Out of the sea came he,
    Still hid in mist, and on the left
    Went down into the sea.

    And the good south wind still blew behind,
    But no sweet bird did follow,
    Nor any day for food or play
    Came to the mariner’s hollo!

    And I had done a hellish thing,
    And it would work ‘em woe:
    For all averred, I had killed the bird
    That made the breeze to blow.
    Ah wretch! said they, the bird to slay,
    That made the breeze to blow!

    Nor dim nor red, like God’s own head,
    The glorious Sun uprist:
    Then all averred, I had killed the bird
    That brought the fog and mist.
    ‘Twas right, said they, such birds to slay,
    That bring the fog and mist.

    The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
    The furrow followed free;
    We were the first that ever burst
    Into that silent sea.

    Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down,
    ‘Twas sad as sad could be;
    And we did speak only to break
    The silence of the sea!

    All in a hot and copper sky,
    The bloody Sun, at noon,
    Right up above the mast did stand,
    No bigger than the Moon.

    Day after day, day after day,
    We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
    As idle as a painted ship
    Upon a painted ocean.

    Water, water, every where,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, every where,
    Nor any drop to drink.

    The very deep did rot: O Christ!
    That ever this should be!
    Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
    Upon the slimy sea.

    About, about, in reel and rout
    The death-fires danced at night;
    The water, like a witch’s oils,
    Burnt green, and blue and white.

    And some in dreams assurèd were
    Of the Spirit that plagued us so;
    Nine fathom deep he had followed us
    From the land of mist and snow.

    And every tongue, through utter drought,
    Was withered at the root;
    We could not speak, no more than if
    We had been choked with soot.

    Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
    Had I from old and young!
    Instead of the cross, the Albatross
    About my neck was hung.

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834

  • Voter Registration Changes Since Nov (5 Battleground States)

    07/10/2017 8:14:43 PM PDT · 91 of 96
    CedarDave to LS; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...

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  • Dr. Daniel Fine is a nice addition

    07/10/2017 7:53:49 PM PDT · 5 of 7
    CedarDave to brownwill6767; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

    NM list PING!

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  • Pearce to run for governor of New Mexico

    07/10/2017 7:49:30 PM PDT · 2 of 13
    CedarDave to LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...

    NM list PING!

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  • Pearce to run for governor of New Mexico

    07/10/2017 7:45:38 PM PDT · 1 of 13
    CedarDave
    Extremely disappointed to see this. The likelihood of him winning is between slim and none. He gave up his seat once before to run against Sierra Club candidate Tom Udall for Senator and was soundly beaten. His vacant seat was filled by a Democrat who supported Obama's leftwing agenda. The district (and the state) is now majority Democrat and he was the only Republican (and conservative at that) holding a NM seat in Congress. I expect the seat again to go to the Dems next year.
  • How Liberal Portland Became America’s Most Politically Violent City

    07/01/2017 6:10:04 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    CedarDave to Savage Beast
    The title gives the explanation.

    You nailed it. Here's how the article describes Portland:

    The fact that Portland erupted as the epicenter in Trump-era political violence in the U.S. is, in a certain sense, surprising. A liberal nirvana, a crunchy, weed-and-hops city where Republicans and plastic bags alike have been all but evicted, Portland has embodied and outpaced many of the urban trends of the early 21st century: gentrification and co-ops, food trucks and footbridges, transitions to a bike-and-pedestrian economy. It is, as a conspicuous show* has encapsulated, a progressive paradise. (*"Portlania")

  • How Liberal Portland Became America’s Most Politically Violent City

    07/01/2017 6:02:25 AM PDT · 11 of 15
    CedarDave to C19fan

    It addition to this latest problem, Portland is a cesspool of the homeless, transients and mentally ill. Certain areas are to be avoided especially at night as a group of us visiting in March found out. We had eaten at a (nearly) deserted Chinese restaurant and were walking back to our lodging when a mentally ill Black man accosted us with verbal vitriol. He followed us threatening us but not approaching to within a few feet. When we didn’t respond he eventually grew tired and rode off on a bicycle.

  • Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

    06/26/2017 3:39:20 PM PDT · 45 of 52
    CedarDave to anton

    I disagree, too. Most crime is by illegals, Hispanic gangs or druggies of any race. All complicated by ABQ’s “catch and release” attitude even though the state voters overwhelmingly voted last fall to keep the violent ones in jail with no bond. Problem is, they let the non-violent ones out when they claim poverty and they re-offend. After a couple of arrests, the courts take notice and then lower the boom.

  • Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

    06/26/2017 12:00:52 PM PDT · 2 of 52
    CedarDave to LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...

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  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 12:00:05 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    CedarDave to ItsOnlyDaryl; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

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  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 11:59:06 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    CedarDave to ItsOnlyDaryl
    The crime story the TV crew was covering when the van was stolen:

    Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

  • Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

    06/26/2017 11:56:51 AM PDT · 1 of 52
    CedarDave
    A Free Republic story on the stolen TV truck can be found here:

    TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    A word to any Freepers traveling through ABQ and spending the night at a local motel - Remove ALL valuables from your vehicle, disable it if possible so it will not start, secure a trailer so it cannot be towed. The same advice goes for a U-Haul vehicle as at least one to two stolen traveler's vehicles are reported each week from motels.