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  • Che Guevaras Motorcycle Diaries: A Hippie Discovers Communism and Becomes a Monster

    10/19/2016 9:54:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Anoop Verma
    The Motorcycle Diaries is not a coming-of-age story as it has been described by a number of commentators. When Che Guevara took off on a motorcycle journey across South America he was not a teenager; he was 23-years-old and therefore already of age. In my view, this book has nothing to do with coming-of-age issues, rather it is a hippie discovers communism kind of story. The Che Guevara that we meet in The Motorcycle Diaries is a hippie who drifts from place to place without any coherent plan. He is alienated from society. He sees the ill effects of materialism...
  • A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing' -- Saul Alinsky Profiled in New Documentary

    10/18/2016 7:25:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Mark Judge
    After being mentored by the labor leader John L. Lewis, Alinsky founded the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which trained community organizers around the country. Aided by the liberal millionaire Marshall Field III, Alinsky expanded his mission of inspiring and organizing poor, urban communities across America. "Reveille for Radicals," his 1946 book, became a best-seller. Perhaps even better known is his second book Rules for Radicals, which contains an acknowledgement to Lucifer, who at least won his own kingdom. During the 1960s Alinsky set up institutes to train other organizers, and his reputation as an activist grew. In 1969 college student...
  • U.S. Navys New High Tech Destroyer Suffers Engineering Casualty

    09/22/2016 6:11:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 21, 2016
    The U.S. Navys new high tech destroyer has been sidelined for repairs after suffering a seawater leak in its propulsion system less than a month before its expected commissioning.
  • Obama Will Set Aside 5,000 Square Miles Off New England--Ban Commercial Fishing

    09/15/2016 9:44:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 9/15/2016 | Susan Jones
    The State Department is hosting a two-day conference on the world's oceans, beginning today, and it's expected to produce a raft of announcements and initiatives, including new marine protected areas -- one off the coast of New England -- as well as a ban on single-use plastic bags. Ahead of the conference, press reports said President Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on...
  • Obama calls Americans 'lazy' during town hall overseas

    09/10/2016 11:01:31 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
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  • What the bleep is wrong with FOX "News"?

    09/08/2016 12:17:13 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 151 replies
    opinion | 09/08/2016 | ShivaFan
    From morning into the late afternoon, all the "anchors" and all the "message" from FOX News cable is nothing but a non-stop attack on Trump, misrepresentation of Trump, lies from Hillary talking points from Trump, guests who are only there to attack Trump, only the negative polls but never the positive polls about Trump, and it is clear as a gun site what these POS's are, they are nothing but the disgusting creeps and losers of the Jeb Bush wing of the Republican establishment that really has one agenda and that is the globalist cheap labor agenda and open borders...
  • Colossal Stealth Destroyer USS Zumwalt Ready to Set Sail and Join the Navy

    09/07/2016 8:18:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016
    <p>The largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy once headed to sea in a snowstorm during builder trials. Now, it's heading into the remnants of a tropical storm as it leaves Maine for good.</p> <p>The skipper is watching the weather as the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer prepares to depart from Bath Iron Works on Wednesday en route to its commissioning in Baltimore, and then to its homeport in San Diego.</p>
  • Colin Kaepernick Wears Socks Depicting Cops As Pigs

    09/01/2016 7:56:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been wearing an interesting pair of socks during practice. Kaepernick ignited a nationwide debate last Friday when he chose to sit during the national anthem at a home pre-season game in San Francisco. CBS Sports and a handful of Twitter users noticed that Kaepernick has been wearing practice socks that depict little cartoon police officers as pigs:
  • Fed Boss Faked Illness For Six Months While Starting Biker Store(VA Admin)

    08/05/2016 8:25:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 8/4/2016 | Luke Rosiak
    A top benefits appeals manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) didnt show up for work for six months but kept cashing his federal paycheck as he opened and operated a motorcycle apparel and accessories business. Robert Gingell was paid $140,000 a year by VA throughout the time he claimed he was sick or working from home. He retired in September 2015 after being caught but was subjected to no punishment or restitution. He now operates Renegade Classics Northern Virginia in Manassas, Va., part of a nationwide chain of outlets that specializes in clothing and gear that appeals to...
  • Obama condemns 'despicable' shootings of Dallas police officers

    07/08/2016 5:05:50 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 94 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 8, 2016 | Michael A. Memoli
    President Obama called the shooting deaths of at least five Dallas police officers a vicious, calculated and despicable attack and a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices of law enforcement. Speaking from Warsaw on Friday after the first of a series of meetings with European Union and NATO leaders, the president said he had offered his condolences to the Dallas mayor overnight. We are horrified over these events, he said. We stand united with the people in the police department in Dallas. The officers were monitoring a peaceful protest Thursday of police shootings of black men this week in Minnesota and...
  • Sidney Blumenthal's son doesn't want Elie Wiesel to be honored

    Following news that Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel had died on Saturday, anti-Israel writer Max Blumenthal called on people to avoid celebrating the life of one of the world's foremost chronicler of the Holocaust.
  • J. Putnam Evans Thinks the AR-10 Is the Worlds Best Battle Rifle

    06/01/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 1, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    In 1955, the small Californian firearms company ArmaLite unveiled one of the most defining and influential rifles of the 20th century — the AR-10. The hard-hitting rifle would see extensive service in bitter colonial conflicts and provide the basis for the M-16, one of the most iconic rifles of all time.
  • Bill Clinton caught kissing another woman at a hillary rally

    05/29/2016 3:06:30 AM PDT · by SteveH · 111 replies
    radar online ^ | may 27,2016
    During recent rally for his wifes campaign, the 69-year-old ex-president was caught laying a kiss on a woman in the crowd. While politicians are known to shake hands and give the occasional cheek kiss, commenters have accused Slick Willie of crossing the line this time. Yuck, one commenter wrote. Wheres Bills left hand? Whats with the woman clasping Bills neck? Others agreed, saying, Boy, he never stops does he, young or old. As Radar readers recall, this is far from the first time that Bill has been accused of having inappropriate extramarital relationships.
  • President Obama Visits Vietnam Poses For Picture With Ho Chi Minh Statue

    05/23/2016 3:28:00 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 76 replies
    CT ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    President Obama is visiting Vietnam today and paused for a picture with communist party President Tran Dai Quang in front of a bust of Ho Chi Minh. Perhaps its just me, but given the nature of the diplomatic relationship this specific optic seems rather inappropriate.
  • Next Generation Destroyer Zumwalt Delivers

    05/20/2016 10:43:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works delivered the first Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer to the Navy on Friday, Naval Sea Systems Command announced. The delivery of the 16,000-ton Zumwalt (DDG-1000) optimized for stealth and operations close to shore follows last months successful acceptance trials of the ship overseen by the services Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), Navy officials told USNI News. INSURV evaluated the ships hull, mechanical and engineering (HM&E) systems during the underway testing period last month. Zumwalts crew has diligently trained for months in preparation of this day and they are ready and excited to take charge of...
  • US Navy poised to take ownership of its largest warship (USS Zumwalt)

    05/15/2016 7:06:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 | DAVID SHARP
    BATH, Maine (AP) The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer. Sailors' uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer's skipper. The Zumbalt is the first new class of warship built at Bath Iron Works since the Arleigh Burke slid into the Kennebec River in 1989. The shipyard is expected to turn the destroyer over to the Navy this week. "We've overcome lots of obstacles to...
  • The Navy's Smallest Ship Is Getting New Missiles

    05/13/2016 1:14:58 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 13th, 2016 | By Kyle Mizokami
    Some of the smallest surface combatants in the U.S. Navy will be getting new missiles with "over the horizon" capabilities. The effort is part of a program to give the troubled Littoral Combat Ship program a major firepower boost. The Navy has announced that the USS Freedom, one of two types of the so-called Littoral Combat Ship, will be outfitted with the Norwegian-designed Naval Strike Missile. The missile will be ready for the Freedom's next deployment, whereupon it will be evaluated with an eye for fleet-wide adoption. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, originally designed to provide a multi-mission ship...
  • USS Zumwalt, DDG-1000, complete 2nd US Navy acceptance Trials

    05/11/2016 9:06:31 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 67 replies
    FR | May 11, 2016 | Jeff Head
    This is one of the best pictures of the new USS Zumwalt destroyer yet. width=1000> There she is on her second (very successful) US Navy acceptance trials and will soon be turnd over to the US Navy soon. They will put her through her paces for the next 18 or more months before commissioning in late 2017 or so. Beautiful and very powerful, modern vessel. The second will launch soon. See my Flickr Album on this Ship for much more information
  • Meet Julian Castro, who has big plans

    05/09/2016 6:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    You may not have heard of Julian Castro, currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, but you will. Hillary Clinton has him very near the top of her list for the veep slot on her ticket. It makes sense: hes Hispanic, hard left, and the product of an elite education (Stanford, Harvard Law). So serious is the possibility that Page Six reports of him (and his brother Joaquin): Surprisingly, they dont speak Spanish, one insider told me. They are cramming with Rosetta Stone. (A spokesman for Julin denies he is studying Spanish.) Julian was Mayor of San Antonio before he...
  • The First Tour of the USS Zumwalt Reveals a Stealth Ship That's Right on Track

    04/02/2016 10:28:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    Popular Mechanics via Yahoo ^ | April 1st, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    A reporter for Defense News is the first to spend time on the USS Zumwalt as it conducted builders trials off the coast of Maine. The 610 foot long, 16,000 ton stealth destroyer, the first of her class, is undergoing extra testing before delivery to the U.S. Navy. The Zumwalt's iconic slab-sided profile, in which no radar antennas, weapons or masts are visible, reduces the ship's radar cross-section. Although most recent U.S. Navy surface ships incorporate some level of stealth, Zumwalt is by far the stealthiest. This has meant some pretty dramatic departures in warship design, which veteran reporter Christopher...
  • Ship Photos of the Day Zumwalt Returns from Snowy Sea Trials

    03/26/2016 7:22:23 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 25, 2016
    The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) returned from Atlantic Ocean on Thursday after completing its second round of sea trials off the coast of Maine.
  • Obama Apologizes in Argentina!

    03/23/2016 2:49:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush ^ | March 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: No sooner do I make a joke about it than it happens. This afternoon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, President Barack Obama at a joint press conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Listen to this. OBAMA: This week marks the 40th anniversary of the military coup. And tomorrow, to underscore our shared commitment to human rights, I'll visit a memorial to the victims of the Argentinean military dictatorship and recognize Argentina's historic and continuing efforts to make things right. To prove that this is more than just a symbolic gesture on my part, I'm launching a new effort...
  • Obama Poses in Front of Che Guevara Image in Cubas Revolution Square

    03/21/2016 10:52:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2016 | CHRIS SPARGO
    During his presidential visit to Cuba, President Obama posed for photographers in front of an image of notorious Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. Obama stood with members of the American delegation to Cuba after laying a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square. The square also features an image Camilo Cienfuegos, another revolutionary who fought with Fidel Castro.

    03/10/2016 12:03:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies ^ | 3/9/3016 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    National Public Radio collaborated with Harvards T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the surveys findings are damning. They suggest that Obamacare has been worse than a complete waste of money. This is the surveys only question directly on Obamacare. Most respondents say that Obamacare hasnt affected them; where it has affected them, most say the laws impact has been harmful: The promises that President Obama made about the ACAcheaper premiums! lower co-pays and deductibles! better coverage!have completely failed to materialize....
  • Thank You Sarah Palin

    02/02/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 65 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/2/2016 | Erick Erickson
    First Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump at a time she had negative 11% favorables with the GOP. Then she missed the first event of the day following her endorsement. Then she blamed her son being involved in a domestic incident on Barack Obama's treatment of veterans, turning off a lot of veterans in the process by suggesting those who came back from overseas were no longer able to control themselves and were not culpable for their actions. Then she went to a Trump rally the day of the election with tons of undecided voters and started attacking Congressman Steve King,...
  • Obama: Anti-Semitism is on the rise, we can't deny it (Watch: Obama speaks at Righteous Among the Na

    01/27/2016 3:57:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/16
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Israeli embassy in Washington... Video
  • Live Thread: 2016 State of the Union Address (9 p.m. EST 1/12/16) Followed by GOP at 10 p.m.

    01/12/2016 5:08:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,479 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    President Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. Republican Response to the State of the Union Address Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) delivers the Republican response to President Obama's annual State of the Union address.
  • U.S. Navy’s New Zumwalt Destroyer in Portland Harbor

    01/07/2016 6:05:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 6, 2016
    Video from Maine Imaging Photography showing the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt (DDG-1000) entering Portland Harbor following sea trials in December. The Zumwalt is the first of three planned Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers being built for the Navy by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine.
  • US Navy Launches the Tesla of Destroyers

    12/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Mariner · 76 replies
    The Drive ^ | December 7th, 2015 | By The Drive Staff
    It is 600 feet long, weighs 15,000 tons and its captain is named James Kirk. You read that right. The USS Zumwalt is the largest destroyer ever built, and, with its inverse bow and radar-deflecting angles, the stealthiest. The Zumwalt weighed anchor this morning and steamed from Bath Iron Works, in Bath, Maine, down the Kennebeck River and out to sea, where it will conduct its first sea trials. First announced in 2001, the Zumwalt-class destroyers are a $4.4 billion test crucible for a slew of new naval doodads, including all-electric propulsion, new radar and sonar systems, powerful missiles and...
  • U.S. Navy’s New LCS Towed to Port After Breaking Down Off Virginia

    12/14/2015 4:06:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 14, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship had to be towed into port last week after losing propulsion off the coast of Virginia. A statement from the U.S. Navy said the ship, USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), was en-route to a naval base in Little Creek when it lost propulsion Thursday night while approximately 40 nautical miles off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. The USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) was sent to retrieve the vessel and tow it to the Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) at Little Creek-Fort Story, where they arrived at approximately 9 p.m. EST on Friday.
  • Littoral Combat Ships’ Mine-Hunting Drones Can’t Find Mines, Pentagon Finds

    12/12/2015 5:18:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies ^ | 12/12/15 | bloomberg
    (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship would be ineffective at hunting for mines because an underwater drone made by Lockheed Martin Corp. that’s supposed to find them often fails to work, the Pentagon’s weapons-testing office found.
  • U.S. Navy's Lethal New Stealth Destroyer Is No 'Battleship'

    12/11/2015 11:09:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 12, 2015 | James Holmes
    8 Over the years it’s become commonplace for writers to sex up their descriptions of guided-missile destroyer (DDG) Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant. Commentators of such leanings depict the ultra-high-tech DDG-1000 [4] as a battleship. Better yet, it’s a “stealth [5] battleship [6]”—a fit subject [7] for sci-fi [8]! Not so. And getting the nomenclature right matters: calling a man-of-war a battleship conjures up images in the popular mind of thickly armored dreadnoughts bristling with big guns blazing away at one another on the high seas, pummeling shore targets in Normandy or Kuwait, or belching smoke and flame...
  • Gun sales: White House to seek expanded background checks

    12/10/2015 4:11:55 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's advisers are finalizing a proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales without congressional approval. White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says the president has asked his team to complete a proposal and submit it for his review "in short order." She says the recommendations will include measures to expand background checks. Jarrett spoke Wednesday night at a vigil for the victims of the Newtown shooting, according to a summary provided by the White House.
  • First Footage of Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) at Sea

    12/09/2015 6:11:18 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 8, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine on Monday for its first at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • U.S. Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer DDG 1000 Heads to Sea

    12/07/2015 7:14:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 81 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 7, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Navy’s new stealth warship DDG 1000 headed down the Kennebec River and out to sea for the time Monday for a series of sea trials.
  • Senate votes down gun control as White House plans executive action to expand background checks

    12/03/2015 5:16:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    White House officials are seeking a way to use executive authority to close the so-called gun show loophole that allows thousands of people to buy firearms each year without a background check, but complicated legal issues have slowed the process.
  • U.S. Navy Adds 4 New Ship Classes to Its Roster

    11/30/2015 7:53:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 27, 2015 | Rich Smith
    So long,Littoral Combat Ship. We hardly knew ye. Lockheed Martin's USS Freedom (LCS 1) was the Navy's first littoral combat ship. New vessels of the same basic shape and size will henceforth be dubbed "frigates." Say goodbye to the "Mobile Landing Platform," the "Afloat Forward Staging Base," and the "Joint High Speed Vessel," as well. As of this year, the United States Navy has done away with all four of these clumsy, elongated, ad hoc ship classes, replaced each with a new name -- and introduced a new theme for U.S. war-planning in the process. Henceforth, LCSes will be christened...
  • Obama in Malaysia Slaps U.S. for Hypocrisy, ‘Growing Inequality,’ Problems in ‘Our...

    11/22/2015 5:42:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/22/15
    President Barack Obama, speaking at a town hall meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, criticized the United States of America for telling other people to do what Americans fail to do themselves, for “growing inequality,” and because “our political system does not work as well as it should.”The U.S. president was speaking to a group of people associated with the Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative, a program run by the U.S. State Department.The State Department’s 2014 Country Report on Human Rights in Malaysia—published this year—cited the country in which Obama was speaking for limiting the freedoms of speech and...
  • Obama rips into 2016 GOP field, mocks their debate complaints

    11/02/2015 7:30:21 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 95 replies ^ | November 2, 2015
    President Barack Obama tore into Republican presidential candidates Monday night at a Democratic fundraising event in New York, saying their complaints about CNBC's debate moderation aren't an encouraging preview for their governing abilities. "Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, 'Obama's weak. Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out,'" Obama said, impersonating a refrain among Republican candidates that he's allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin too much leeway. "Then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can't...
  • Another Obama mystery: He wore a wedding ring as a single man

    10/23/2015 5:46:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 70 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 10/21/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    In Western cultures, a married person wears his or her wedding ring on the ring or 4th finger. Indeed, the married Barack Obama wears a gold ring on his ring finger But what is odd is that Obama had worn a ring on his wedding ring finger long before he married Mooch in 1992, since at least his days as a student at Occidental College, CA (1979-81). Below is a photo of Obama wearing a wedding ring at Occidental. (Read and see much more at the link)
  • Saudi Arabia in $11.25bn deal to buy US warships

    10/20/2015 7:15:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies ^ | 20 October 2015
    Saudi Arabia will buy up to four Littoral Combat Ships from the US in a deal that could be worth $11.25bn as the kingdom seeks to modernise its navy, Bloomberg has reported. The agency quoted an unnamed American official as saying that the US State Department has approved the sale under the Foreign Military Sales program, which will allow the Saudis to negotiate contracts for the ships. The Littoral Combat Ship is designed in two versions by defence manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Austal. According to Bloomberg, the US is offering a version of the ship called the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant,...
  • Navys Future Frigate Will Be Optimized For Lethality, Survivability; Will Not Retain LCSs Speed

    10/15/2015 7:12:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 15, 2015 | Megan Eckstein
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Whereas a high sprint speed was a driving factor in designing the Littoral Combat Ship, the follow-on frigate will instead be optimized for lethality and survivability, the Navys frigate program manager said Thursday. As the LCS program transitions to a multimission frigate, the 40-knot sprint speed requirement will go away to allow for more armor, more weapons, an over-the-horizon missile and full-time anti-torpedo protection, Capt. Dan Brintzinghoffer said at an American Society for Naval Engineers event. This change, he said, is a recognition of simple physics. If we dont change anything [in the hull design] and add...
  • Our Long National Nightmare ... just got a little worse. A Nobel Peace Prize?

    10/02/2015 8:48:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/2/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Its bad enough the President Obama, now in his seventh year as a ferocious war-maker, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Now we get this news: Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry.
  • Zumwalt: The Navy's massive, high-tech destroyer is here (pictures)

    09/07/2015 4:38:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    CNet ^ | September 7, 2014 | US NAVY
    Zumwalt: The Navy's massive, high-tech destroyer is here (pictures) The cutting-edge warship finally enters the water, chockablock with an all-electric integrated power system, an advanced gun system, radar-reflecting angles, and a striking inward-sloping tumblehome hull. Next-gen Zumwalt-class destroyer General Dynamics Bath Iron Works launched the first of the Navys next-generation Zumwalt-class destroyers on Monday at its Bath, Maine, shipyard. The 610-foot-long ship is chockablock with new technologies including radar reflecting angles, a striking inward-sloping tumblehome hull, an all-electric integrated power system, and an advanced gun system.
  • Saudi, US near deal for two Lockheed warships

    09/03/2015 6:29:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 03, 2015
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the US government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the US Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the talks. The frigate sale, valued at well over $1bn, will be the cornerstone of a long-delayed multibillion dollar modernisation of the Royal Saudi Navys Gulf-patroling eastern fleet of ageing US warships and would include smaller patrol boats. It underscores the strong business and military ties between the two countries, despite tensions over the US-led...
  • Retired Danish fighter pilots favour the Super Hornet over the F-35 and Eurofighter

    08/21/2015 5:10:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | August 21, 2015 | David Pugliese
    Some Defence Watch readers have been pointing to a recent article published by Politiken, a Danish newspaper. The piece was written by three former Royal Danish Air Force pilots Michael Huusom, Niels Gunnar Srensen and Ole Ryberg. With just a few months remaining until Denmark is expected to choose a fighter jet replacement for the countrys F-16s, the three pilots compare the options Denmark is considering: Lockheed Martins F-35, Boeings Super Hornet, and the Eurofighter Typhoon. As one Defence Watch reader noted, the pilots argue that it is time to reassess the myth about the F-35 being the favourite...
  • Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

    07/25/2015 3:11:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | July 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    If you can't beat members of the "birther" movement, join 'em. That's the approach President Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father's homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace which suspicious critics have harped on for years. "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "That's not the case." In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a...
  • Navy to name new ship after Kansas City

    07/22/2015 6:38:02 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    KMBC ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Kris Ketz
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Monday that a new ship will be named the USS Kansas City. The ship will be the next Independence variant littoral combat ship, a type designed for a variety of missions that include mine warfare, surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. It will be 419 feet long and can travel up to 40 knots. It will be built in Mobile, Alabama. A similar ship, the USS Independence, is shown above. Mabus made the announcement at Kauffman Stadium before the Royals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. A Navy replenishment oiler was also named after...
  • Obama, You're No Ronald Reagan

    07/21/2015 5:07:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in gaining a deal with Iran not to build a nuclear weapon for 10 years to Reagan's arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. There is at least one major difference, which causes Obama's analogy to collapse. Reagan regarded the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and vowed to defeat it. He said not just the Soviet Union, but communism itself, would wind up "on the ash heap of history." Obama hears, sees and speaks no evil against...
  • Obamas Diversity Police State and Government Mandated Racism

    07/19/2015 4:57:42 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 22 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Obama has brought racism to a whole new level in our government. Its breathtaking in scope and breadth. He is solidifying his legacy before leaving office with the unprecedented gathering of information on all of us and how we live to be used in racial databases. Not only does the government already have such databases on police departments, they have created monster ones for almost every area of our lives to be used to forward racial and economic justice as we have never seen before as a nation. Enforced diversity is racism. Obama is already using the databases against institutions...