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May 28, 2020

Naval construction

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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An interesting perspective.  If the economy bounces back to pre-pandemic levels quickly, then a wave of retirements really will result in a shortage of skilled workers.  Given the pay and employment security, these should be highly sought after jobs.

May 27, 2020

This one is for Inch

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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See here.  Clarity on this issue is necessary.

May 14, 2020

USS Nevada rediscovered

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:11 pm
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Story here.  It amazes me that we did not save the Nevada and the Enterprise after WWII.

May 11, 2020

You’d have to have a heart of stone

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:35 am
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Not to laugh. Managed to do it with 50 year old technology.

Here is more of this story.

May 8, 2020

Where have all the cruise ships gone?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:13 am
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Story here.  Fascinating stuff. Personally, I am not sure the industry survives.

May 6, 2020

Not sure what to think

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:45 am
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This is interesting, but seems more suited to Spec. Ops.  I am not sure a 72 man USMC unit is enough weight to accomplish a militarily worthwhile objective.  I wonder what the thinking is here.

April 30, 2020

More South China Sea shenanigans

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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Story here.  Frankly, we need to be doing near constant Freedom of the Sea cruises in this area.

April 24, 2020

Australia steps up

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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Glad to see Australia participating in Freedom of the Seas exercises in the South China Sea.  Australia and Japan are our two most important allies when it comes to naval cooperation, especially in opposing Chinese attempts to expand their territory into the South China Sea.

April 13, 2020

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:18 am
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This couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of guys.

And this is just one of the reasons they deserve it.

April 5, 2020

One of the best threads of all time

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:14 pm
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Twitter is a cesspit.  However, occasionally, it is greatI noted this story previously.

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