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  • The Trump Energy Plan: A Sea Change in U.S. Energy Policy

    12/04/2017 2:28:45 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 12/3/17 | David Blackmon
    Despite that slight, Trump made the promotion of policies that support a healthy oil and gas industry a centerpiece of his campaign strategy from beginning to end. During his speeches, the primary and general election debates, and the hundreds of rallies he conducted before crowds of thousands of supporters, candidate Trump talked about issues all too familiar to those in and around the nation’s oil patches: the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, EPA’s Waters of the United States regulatory scheme, the Clean Power Plan and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. At a September 2016 rally...
  • China tests radical magnetic propulsion system that could make nuclear submarines [tr]

    11/04/2017 4:27:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2017 | Cheyenne McDonald
    China has developed a new magnetic propulsion motor that could make nuclear submarines far stealthier, state media have claimed. According to a new report, the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has tested the country’s first permanent system of this kind, paving the way for quieter and more elusive high-speed vessels. The new magnetic drive, if successful, could bring the Chinese navy more on par with the US and other Western naval forces.
  • Breakthrough to power most advanced jet launch system on China’s second home-grown aircraft carrier

    11/02/2017 3:25:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 01 November, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    A technological breakthrough in naval propulsion will enable China’s second home-grown aircraft carrier to use the world’s most advanced jet launch system without having to resort to nuclear power, overcoming a huge hurdle in the vessel’s development, military sources said. The development of the integrated propulsion system (IPS) would allow the vessel to be more efficient, allowing more power for an electromagnetic catapult, rather than a less technologically advanced steam-driven catapult launch system, the sources said. China’s first two carriers, the Liaoning and its sister ship, the Type 001A, are conventionally powered vessels equipped with Soviet-designed ski-jump launch systems. But...
  • Lockheed Unveils Plans for Orbiting Mars Base Camp and Lander Within 10 Years

    09/29/2017 3:57:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    AmericaSpace ^ | 9/28/17 | Mike Killian
    Lockheed Unveils Plans for Orbiting Mars Base Camp and Lander Within 10 Years By Mike Killian Mars Base Camp is Lockheed Martin’s vision for sending humans to Mars in about a decade. The Mars surface lander called the Mars Accent Descent Vehicle (MADV) is a single-stage system that uses Orion systems as the command deck. It could allow astronauts to explore the surface for two weeks at a time before returning back to the Mars Base Camp in orbit around Mars. Credits: Lockheed Martin Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, officials with Lockheed Martin today revealed...
  • Chinese Shipyard Launched the 28th Type 054A Frigate for the PLAN

    09/27/2017 8:04:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 27 September 2017
    Our colleagues from East Pendulum are reporting that the Huangpu Shipyard of the Chinese naval group CSSC launched a Type 054A frigate for People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) on September 22nd. This is the 14th frigate of this class (designated Jiangkai II-class by NATO) built in this shipyard, located near the city of Guangzhou in southern China, and the 28th overall in the series. The 27th Type 054A was launched less than 6 months ago, showing once again the fast pace of China's naval shipbuilding industry. Note that this new frigate is also the 3rd one to...
  • China Makes First Step In Shifting Naval Balance Of Power In Pacific

    07/19/2017 7:20:44 AM PDT · by johnk · 4 replies
    South Front ^ | 7/11/17 | South Front
    China Makes First Step In Shifting Naval Balance Of Power In Pacific Intelligence update on the progress of China's navy.
  • Analysis: PLA Navy edges toward owning Asia-Pacific

    07/16/2017 6:54:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 13th July 2017 | Wendell Minnick
    China is producing naval vessels at a rate that will soon see the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) eclipse the US Navy (USN) in force structure and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. Sources indicate that China is intent on replacing the US as security guarantor for the region, and could use its position to force regional neighbours to serve as tributary states. China’s naval modernisation efforts are based entirely on modelling their navy after the US naval combatant structure, said Chris Cavas, a Washington-based naval analyst. They are emulating the USN’s ‘balanced fleet concept’, he said, with destroyers, frigates, logistics,...
  • Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement Plan

    07/01/2017 5:48:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/17 | Neil Munro
    The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular. Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports. Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his July 30 decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating: Since becoming the Secretary of Defense, I have emphasized that the...
  • Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship finally launches as China strengthens naval presence

    06/28/2017 2:11:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 28 June, 2017 | Liu Zhen
    China launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy, the official military newspaper said. The first of the new type 055 guided-missile destroyers, which has a displacement of more than 10,000 tons and was built at the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, is equipped with air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, the PLA Daily reported. The launch of the ship marks an important step towards China’s dream of having a strong and modern naval force, a member of the Central Military...
  • President Trump Lowers Taxes For Small Businesses, Simplifies Tax Code!

    04/27/2017 4:57:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Once again President Trump proves that he is a man of his word. Earlier today, the leader of the free world announced a wonderful tax plan that will provide tremendous aid to individuals and small businesses alike. The new tax plan consists of the following: lower individual income tax rates, a reduction in business rates, one time tax on overseas profits, a new territorial tax system, tax break for child care costs, and the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax. The President’s new tax plan is in great alignment with his written proposals on tax reforms in his 2015 book...
  • China’s Future Aircraft Carrier Force Could Be a Financial Train Wreck

    04/26/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-26-2017 | Reuben F. Johnson
    SINGAPORE—China's launch of its first homegrown aircraft carrier on Wednesday could be the beginning of a financial train wreck, according to carrier design and construction specialists. Unless seriously revised, China's plans for its future carrier force could become a major financial difficulty for the country. The resources poured into aircraft carriers are a massive budgetary burden, even in the United States, according to Andrew Marshall, former director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment. China's first "indigenous" aircraft carrier, assigned the hull number of CV-17, is expected to be named the Shandong and will be slightly larger at 70,000 tons...
  • The Trump Tax Plan

    04/26/2017 2:03:54 PM PDT · by smashtheleft · 28 replies
    Insurgent Tribe ^ | 4/26/17 | Keith Nobles
    Trump has released his tax reform plan and there is much interesting about it; let us focus on one small portion that will get the most headlines – reducing the corporate tax rate from 39% to 15%. The United States has the third highest corporate tax rate in the world at 39% – even China’s corporate tax rate is only 25%. Yes, we tax corporations at a higher rate than the commies! The caveat that is that no one pays the 39%. There are deductions – and deductions are the threat to this tax plan passing congress. While the corporate...
  • China building navy’s biggest amphibious assault vessel, sources say

    03/31/2017 11:10:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | March 29, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    China has started building a new generation of large amphibious assault vessels that will strengthen the navy as it plays a more dominant role in projecting the nation’s power overseas, military sources said. The 075 Landing Helicopter Dock is now under construction by a Shanghai-based shipbuilding company, the sources said. The amphibious vessel is far larger than similar ships previously constructed for the PLA Navy. The 075 can serve as a form of aircraft carrier and military experts said it would give China’s navy the ability to launch various types of helicopters to attack naval vessels, enemy ground forces or...
  • China's CSSC Unveiled the Type 730C Dual Gun and Missile CIWS

    03/09/2017 7:58:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 9 March 2017
    During IDEX-NAVDEX, held from 19th to 23rd February in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Chinese company CSSC (China Shipbuilding Trading Co. Ltd.) unveiled the Type 730C dual gun and missile close in weapon system (CIWS). It combines the existing Type 730 seven-barrelled 30 mm Gatling gun system (Chinese Navy designation: H/PJ12) with 6x FL-3000N (Flying Leopard 3000 Naval missile, Chinese Navy designation: AJK-10 or HQ-10). Type 730C dual gun and missile CIWS According to a CSSC video, one set of fire control system uniformly manages missiles and ship borne guns to alternately hit incoming targets. SAM can work...
  • Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House

    02/27/2017 3:27:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    CNBC (source Reuters) ^ | 2-27-17 | none stated
    A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria. Davis said the plan would define what defeating Islamic State meant and was one that would rapidly defeat the militant group. He added that Mattis would discuss the plan, which is primarily a written one with...
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: We're committed to 'very significant' tax reform by August recess

    02/25/2017 6:16:36 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he wants to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress' August recess, in what could prove a tough task as lawmakers work through a complex agenda. "We want to get this done by the August recess. We've been working closely with the leadership in the House and the Senate and we're looking at a combined plan," he told CNBC in his first television interview since assuming office. President Donald Trump has repeatedly made pledges for tax reform and regulatory cuts since he took office, creating optimism among business executives and investors. So...
  • 2017 Chinese Navy Review

    02/10/2017 5:07:02 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 18 replies
    Flickr ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Jeff Head
    2017 Chinese Navy Review General Introduction The PLAN has continued its many year advance and naval buildup in numerous areas. This is not new, in fact the news is that they sustain this naval growth and modernization as a very high rate of production and have done so now for a decade, year in and year out. It is clear that the Peoples Republ;ic of China continues to move forward to buildup a naval power structure, along with the necessary infrastructure, to put to sea a naval force capable of challenging the US and her allies in the Western Pacific,...
  • [October 2016] South Florida's plan for traffic: 'We're going to make them suffer'

    02/01/2017 8:28:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 36 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 28, 2016 | Susannah Bryan, Emily Miller
    Faced with ever-increasing traffic jams, South Florida's public officials have come up with a plan: Make it worse. Instead of fixing the problem, government officials are deliberately adding to it in hopes we'll all walk, ride the bus or take the train. "Until you make it so painful that people want to come out of their cars, they're not going to come out of their cars," Anne Castro, chair of the Broward County Planning Council, said during a meeting last year. "We're going to make them suffer first, and then we're going to figure out ways to move them after...
  • Mexico Responds To Ford's Decision To Scrap Its New Plan

    01/03/2017 12:27:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    Mexico "regrets" Ford's decision to scrap the plan to build a plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that it has made sure Ford will reimburse any costs and expenses from the state government to facilitate the now defunct investment. In a surprising statement on Tuesday at 11am ET, in an act of goodwill toward the president-elect, the second largest U.S. automaker said it will scrap the $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after President-elect Donald Trump had harshly criticized the Mexico...
  • Democrats Must Dig Faster and Use Bigger Shovels

    12/01/2016 4:34:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 1, 2016 | Oleg Atbashian
    Democrats Must Dig Faster and Use Bigger Shovels Things the Democratic elites should do in order to live up to their party principles. The biggest media topic of the day, apart from how president-elect Trump is Hitler, is how the Democratic party can dig its way out of the sinkhole in which it woke up on November 9th.  In the meantime, perpetual panic attacks among Democratic elites result in uncontrollable anger, projections, verbal incontinence, hallucinations, and outright lunacy. Amidst alarming reports that her own party is being consumed by crisis, chaos, and infighting, Elizabeth Warren all of a sudden decided...