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  • Rock n'f'n ROOL !!! [a satirical view of musicianship from an aging Boomer]

    09/17/2016 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 49 replies
    my twisted mind | Sept 17 2016 | Mr_Moonlight
    <p>I always said that the Bassist is the most normal person in the room .... the Lead Singer is always an exhibitionist jumping about like a spastic idot [sic] screaming some incoherent gibberish into some cheap $23 dollar microphone bought from some cheezy pawnshop located in the seediest part of town, while the posing Lead Guitarist flails about in spandex with legs spread wide, a raised fist in mock triumph to his lame power chord, stomping on a battalion of shitty sounding effects pedals, each one sounding noisier and more obnoxious than the other ...</p>
  • Why We Are Safe

    02/10/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 6th, 2015 | Windfall Films - Natgeo
    A very interesting short film on an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine with great footage aboard. Below will be posted links that further explain the technologies.None of this is classified and all is in the public realm. Amazingly. But that is how unstoppable and capable this deterrent is.
  • Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

    04/30/2015 12:51:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    School calls the movie's cancellation a "teachable moment". Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled. Boomer wasn’t the only one upset with the cancelation. University of Maryland’s president, Wallace Loh, talked about some of the backlash the school faced in a letter to students ... That cancellation drew controversy. “We were deluged by phone calls and messages from across...
  • N. Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: gov't sources

    11/01/2014 7:24:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/11/02
    N. Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: gov't sources 2014/11/02 08:00 SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has launched a new submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, military and government sources in Seoul said Sunday, raising further concerns over the North's evolving missile and nuclear threats. The communist country "imported a Soviet-era Golf-class diesel submarine and modified it," a government source said on condition of anonymity. The Soviet vessel was built in 1958 and decommissioned in 1990. "The new submarine is 67 meters long with a beam of 6.6 meters, and has a dived displacement in the 3,000-ton range," the...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • Unemployed IT technician, 47, roams Pittsburgh dressed as a canine and barking at passing cars

    10/23/2013 11:35:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Meet Boomer, the dog trapped in a human body: Unemployed IT technician, 47, roams Pittsburgh dressed as a canine and barking at passing cars Like many other dogs, Boomer loves nothing more than roaming his neighborhood, barking at passing cars and fellow canines before returning home for a bowl of biscuits and a nap in his kennel. The only difference is that Boomer was born a human.Gary Matthews, 47, has been living the life of a playful pooch for years - donning a white-and-grey costume made from paper with an over-sized collar proudly displaying his new name.
  • Former Red Sox great George 'Boomer' Scott dies at age 69

    07/29/2013 8:28:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 07/29/2013 | John Tomase
    Sad news out of Mississippi — we must bid farewell to The Boomer. Former Gold Glove first baseman George Scott, a fan favorite during two stints in Boston, has died at age 69. Scott was a member of the Impossible Dream Red Sox in 1967, when he won the first of his eight Gold Gloves, and he had his last All-Star season here in 1977 after returning from a five-year stint in Milwaukee. Scott finished with 271 homers and 1,051 RBI. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006. Scott wasn't the only former Red Sox...
  • Former Red Sox player George Scott dies

    07/29/2013 4:28:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2013 | Matt Pepin
    Former Red Sox slugger George Scott passed away on Sunday at age 69, the Red Sox have confirmed ... Scott had 271 career home runs and was an eight-time Gold Glove winner at first base. He led the American League in home runs in 1975 with 36, and was selected as an All-Star three times ...
  • Calling All Free Republic Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964)

    02/01/2013 5:18:02 AM PST · by xzins · 122 replies
    US Census ^ | 1 Feb 13 | Xzins
    The US Census Bureau, in "The Older Population" indicates that Baby Boomers are defined as follows: 6 The Baby Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964. The Baby Boom is distinguished by a dramatic increase in birth rates following World War II, and is one of the largest generations in U.S. history. For more information, see: Hogan, Perez, and Bell, 2008, Who (Really) Are the First Baby Boomers? In Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 1009–1016. You are now from about 50 to 67 years old, and you are the glad result...
  • 40 percent of the U.S. workforce to retire over the next five years.

    06/11/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 29 replies
    Atlantic Journal Constitution Blog ^ | 6/8/2012 | Ed Rust Jr. CEO State Farm
    We need you in America’s workforce. Some of our aging baby boomers may be delaying their retirement because of current economic conditions, but eventually they’ll step away. In fact, we expect 40 percent of the U.S. workforce to retire over the next five years. What kind of workers will replace them? Where will the U.S. stand in the global economy if we don’t have skilled and knowledgeable people to take their place?
  • For boomers, it's a new era of 'work til you drop'

    02/20/2012 3:21:53 PM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 97 replies
    Associated Prepp ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Paula Symons joined the U.S. workforce in 1972, typewriters in her office clacked nonstop, people answered the telephones and the hot new technology revolutionizing communication was the fax machine. Symons, fresh out of college, entered this brave new world thinking she'd do pretty much what her parents' generation did: Work for just one or two companies over about 45 years before bidding farewell to co-workers at a retirement party and heading off into her sunset years with a pension.
  • Listen Up, Boomers: The Backlash Has Begun

    11/14/2011 9:11:04 AM PST · by Publius804 · 93 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 13, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Talkin’ about my generation”: the Who song once expressed the hope and self confidence of the Baby Boomers as they reached biological if not emotional maturity. It was an attack on the older generation, a defense of the young, but it includes an ominous refrain: “Hope I die before I get old.” Already, perhaps, the shadow of generational failure hung over the twenty something Boomers. Those shadows have darkened considerably as the Boomer sun moves past the meridian and an unmistakable air of twilight infiltrates into the declining hours of the long Boomer day. Talking about our generation is not...
  • A low in jobs, mobility, marriage for young adults

    09/21/2011 11:22:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | September 22, 2011 | HOPE YEN
    In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock. They suffer from the highest unemployment since World War II and risk living in poverty more than others — nearly 1 in 5. ... really high levels of underemployment and unemployment will haunt young people for at least another decade
  • Gov't Lies About Social Security Hide The Fraud

    09/20/2011 3:38:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 20, 2011 | WALTER E. WILLIAMS
    During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie" and a "Ponzi scheme." More and more people are coming to see that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, but is it a lie, as well? Let's look at it. Here's what the 1936 government pamphlet on Social Security said: "After the first 3 years — that is to say, beginning in 1940 — you will pay, and your employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. ... Beginning in 1943, you will pay 2...
  • Israel’s Boomers On the Rise

    07/26/2011 6:19:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | July 24th, 2011 | Joe Buff
    Israel’s Boomers On the Rise By Joe Buff — Defense Tech Undersea Warfare Contributor The State of Israel has long followed what early nuclear war-fighting theorist Henry Kissinger called a policy of nuclear ambiguity. Israel, officially, neither confirms nor denies possessing any nuclear arms, although many defense analysts, politicians, and diplomats the world over have long considered Israel an undeclared nuclear power. To have nukes for strategic deterrence would make sense for such a small nation surrounded by enemies. These enemies don’t just include today’s dangerously volatile nuclear aspirant Iran but also Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War (he...
  • Sheriff: 4-Year-Old Shot in Head While Fishing With Dad

    07/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 2+ views ^ | 6-24-11
    A 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot while fishing with his father in northeastern Indiana was struck in the head by an errant bullet, a sheriff and a family friend said. Wells County Sheriff Monte Fisher told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jacob Michuda was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing from a pier at a pond outside Ossian, a rural community about 15 miles south of Fort Wayne. Trisha Ulmer told The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne for a Sunday story that the boy's mother told her the boy was...
  • Baby Boomers Will Upgrade U.S. Sub Fleet

    03/02/2011 7:19:41 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | Michael Fabey
    Baby Boomers Will Upgrade U.S. Sub Fleet Mar 2, 2011 By Michael Fabey With its ballistic-missile submarine replacement program anchored by milestone authority and a fiscal 2012 request for about $1.1 billion in R&D funding, the U.S. Navy is set to develop and build SSBN(X) boats without sinking the rest of its shipbuilding plan. While it is apparent the Navy plans to use the Virginia-class attack submarine program as a template for the SSBN(X), there is uncertainty about whether the new boomers will resemble a modified Virginia, improved version of the current SSBN model or a hybrid of both. What...
  • Investigation determines cop not at fault for shooting, killing family's dog

    02/21/2011 6:03:48 PM PST · by Immerito · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 7, 2011 | Alexis Stevens
    The Clayton County police officer who shot and killed a family's pet did not violate any laws or department policy, an internal investigation concluded. In December, a golden retriever started barking and running toward an officer on foot patrol. The officer ordered the dog to stop, and when it didn't, he shot and killed the animal in its front yard, police said. The King family, of Jonesboro, said "Boomer" was contained by an electric fence and barked when people approached. Boomer had never bitten anyone, Lawrene King, a mother of six, previously told the AJC.
  • A Sooner Boomer: DoD OKs SSBN-X

    02/08/2011 11:22:51 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | 2/8/2011 | John Reed
    Well, it’s happening. About a month before Defense Secretary Robert Gates unveiled his budget plans that emphasizes strategic weapons, the Pentagon gave the Navy the green light to start developing technology for a 21st century fleet of ballistic missile subs. The service received the go ahead, called Milestone A approval, after the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer Ashton Carter and the Defense Acquisition Board approved the project on Dec. 9. Now, the Navy can figure out exactly what it wants the new class to do in terms of operational requirements and determine what technology will be needed to meet those requirements....
  • Russian strategic sub recalled for inspection (Borei-class boomer, Yuri Dolgoruky)

    12/21/2010 5:40:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/21/10
    Russian strategic sub recalled for inspection MOSCOW | Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:03am IST MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Russia's premier nuclear submarines, slated to carry its next generation of strategic missiles, has been called back from sea trials, possibly delaying deployment, a top weapons designer said on Monday. The Yuri Dolgoruky, Russia's first Borei-class submarine, was designed to carry the nuclear-capable Bulava intercontinental missiles, which the Kremlin hopes to make the cornerstone of its arsenal over the next decade. "Right now the cruiser is returning to the shop. I think the work will last half a year," Yuri Solomonov,...
  • Boomer the Dog to remain Gary Guy Mathews: Judge denies man's petition to change his name

    08/13/2010 9:22:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    postgazette ^ | August 12, 2010 | Timothy McNulty
    An Allegheny County judge denied a Green Tree man's petition to change his name to Boomer the Dog, saying it would cause confusion and have unintended consequences, possibly "putting the public welfare at risk." Gary Guy Mathews -- a 44-year-old fan of the "furry" lifestyle, which celebrates giving human characteristics to animals -- made the case to change his name in a hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald W. Folino on Tuesday. The judge issued a page-and-half denial late Wednesday afternoon.....
  • My Destructive Generation

    03/29/2010 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 52 replies · 841+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-29-10 | Nancy Morgan
    My generation could well be the first generation in American history to leave our country worse off than we found it. I am a member of the baby boomer generation. The generation that came of age in the late sixties during the turbulent times of Woodstock, Watergate and Vietnam. The generation that is now holding the reins of power in most American institutions, from politics to media, to education and culture. The generation that will likely be responsible for squandering America's hard won freedoms and changing America into a third world country, all in the name of 'equality' and 'social...
  • World's Tallest Dog: Boomer, North Dakota Newfoundland Is World's Biggest Dog

    10/09/2009 4:06:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 3,386+ views
    Guiness Book Record Breakers Boomer from North Dakota is now the world's biggest dog.Boomer, a 180-pound Landseer Newfoundland dog, stands with owner Caryn Weber at her home south of Casselton, N.D. The dog measures seven feet from nose to tail and stands 36 inches tall at the shoulders. Weber will send his measurements to Guinness World Records for consideration as the tallest living dog. The previous record holder was a Great Dane that died this summer. He measured just over 42 inches at the shoulders.
  • Is 7-Foot-Long Boomer a Record Buster?

    10/08/2009 4:48:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies · 2,404+ views
    Associaed Press ^ | October 7, 2009 | Associated Press
    - Boomer may be a buster: Measuring 3 feet tall at the shoulders and 7 feet long from nose to destructive wagging tail, his owner thinks she may have the world's tallest living dog.
  • Loss of confidence results in change of submarine command

    01/03/2009 10:58:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 1,547+ views
    Tribune & Georgian (St. Marys, GA) ^ | 1/6/9 | Ellen Robinson
    A loss of confidence has resulted in the temporary reassignment of a submarine's commanding officer at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Navy officials announced in a written statement on Monday. Although there were no major incidents reported after Capt. Charles Hill's first patrol as the commanding officer of the USS West Virginia, he was temporarily reassigned to the office of Submarine Squadron 20. According to the written statement by the Submarine Group 10 public affairs office, Hill was relieved from his position as commanding officer due to a loss of confidence relating to the command environment aboard the USS West...
  • An ugly, unrecognizable recession

    12/27/2008 4:50:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,255+ views
    Money Central ^ | 12/26/08 | Jon Markman
    An ugly, unrecognizable recession Most of us haven't seen an economic decline like this one before, and as the slowdown gets slower, few will be unaffected. Are you ready for the 'frugal future'? [Related content: stocks, investments, recession, consumer goods, Jon Markman] By Jon Markman MSN Money Feeling frugal? You're not alone -- not by a long shot -- as butchers, bakers and billionaires alike are feeling the credit crisis this month in a way not experienced since at least 1946 or even 1938. It's not just a temporary wave of Scrooginess that's to blame for a retail-sales drop of...
  • A Post Baby Boom Presidential Ticket?

    09/06/2008 10:18:57 AM PDT · by Marie · 11 replies · 244+ views
    Winds of Change.NET ^ | August 29, 2008 | Trent Telenko
    While the Right blogosphere is hailing and the Left blogosphere is snarking at Senator McCain's pick of Alaska Gov. Palin (See the round up at Instapundit), every observer I have seen so far has missed a real point. The Republicans have no Baby Boomers on their Presidential ticket. This also remarkable because neither major American political party picked Presidential front runners who are Baby Boom Southern White Males after 15 years of such men being President.(snip)Gov. Palin is the first of the Generation X demographic cohort to be selected for Federal Executive Office. She will not be the last. What...
  • The End of Boomer Weirdness?

    09/05/2008 11:19:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies · 542+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 06, 2008 | James Lewis
    At Wichita State recently, a college debate coach dropped his trousers after a foul-mouthed argument with the opposing coach in a debating tournament. YouTube shows it for the world to see.  Coach William Shanahan, who sports a caveman beard reaching below his belt, said later that, yes, his reasoning might seem "convoluted," but his trouser-dropping act was intended a sign of respect for the opposing coach.  ""Obviously it got out of control, but to be honest I thought I was in a safe house," Shanahan said. "I thought I was part of a community that handled its problems internally and...
  • Obama is a Generation Jones, not Boomer or Xer

    02/03/2008 8:44:02 PM PST · by Linda is Watching · 53 replies · 977+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 11, 2008 | Jonathan Alter
    A generational struggle is underway. What's so unusual is it's taking place within a single generation [Obama] represents a new generation of leadership, even though technically he's part of the same generation as Hillary, the baby boomers. Here's where it gets a bit complicated. This tussle pits an Early Boomer vs. a Late Boomer, and the two cohorts have little in common... In the case of boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—the whole frame is wrong. It's based on birthrates, not common cultural and political affinities... Worse, the Early Boomer sensibility gets all the attention. Five decades of newsmagazine boomer...
  • Russia test-fires intercontinental missile (from its boomer)

    12/17/2007 10:45:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | December 17, 2007 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Russia test-fires intercontinental missile Mon Dec 17, 1:31 AM ET Russia successfully conducted a test launch on Monday of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the navy said. A statement said the missile was launched from the Tula nuclear powered submarine in the Barents Sea in the Arctic and hit a designated area in the Kura testing ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula on Russia's Pacific coast. "The launch was conducted from an underwater position as a part of training to test the readiness of the marine strategic nuclear forces," the statement said. A navy spokesman would not say what type of...
  • China: Jin Class Nuclear Submarine(094: Chinese Boomer - Photo)

    11/27/2007 4:15:24 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 198+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 11/28/07
  • Summer of love: 40 years later - Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love?

    06/17/2007 12:07:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 146 replies · 4,624+ views ^ | 06/16/2007 | DAWN EDEN
    Summer of love: 40 years later Hippie Hippie Shakedown: But where was love? BY DAWN EDEN, Guest Columnist LA Daily News WHEN it comes to inappropriate names, "Summer of Love" has to be right up there with "Joy Division," the name the Nazis reportedly gave to the sections of concentration camps that housed the guards' sex slaves. For one thing, it was not just a summer event. The countercultural happening that swept through San Francisco and beyond began with an April1967 planning announcement by concert promoter Chet Helms, aka Family Dog, creating the "Council for the Summer of Love." It...
  • Lockheed Martin-Built Trident II D5 Successfully Launched in Two-Missile U.S. Navy Test...

    05/16/2007 2:49:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 913+ views
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test launch yesterday, May 15, of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT - News). The Navy launched the unarmed missiles from USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) in the Eastern Range in the Atlantic Ocean. With this two-missile Follow-on Commander Evaluation Test, the Trident II D5 missile has achieved 119 consecutive successful test launches since 1989 -- a record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space launch vehicle. The launches are part of a continuing series of operational system...
  • New Russian Ballistic Missile Fails

    10/25/2006 8:28:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,231+ views
    AP ^ | 10/25/6
    An experimental Russian ballistic missile veered off its course shortly after having been launched from a Russian nuclear submarine and fell into the sea Wednesday, officials said, its second launch failure in as many months that signals serious problems with the nation's much-lauded new weapon. The Bulava missile was launched from the Dmitry Donskoy nuclear submarine in the White Sea toward a testing range on the fareastern Kamchatka Peninsula, but it veered off its designated flight path and fell into the sea, the navy said in a statement.
  • Generation of taboo breakers are a selfish lot

    09/08/2006 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Alkhin · 42 replies · 1,707+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald - Australia ^ | July 10, 2003 | Miranda Devine
    Women like Germaine Greer who want to age disgracefully forget why we need moral laws, writes Miranda Devine. Like Ken Park's director, Larry Clark, Germaine Greer deliberately provokes controversy with the cheapest trick. If there's a taboo left, she'll break it, and since one of the few remaining taboos in Western liberal democracies is pedophilia, that's the arena she's most recently entered. Her upcoming glossy book, The Boy, full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists, is an "art book", Greer, 64, told this newspaper last week. She wouldn't say exactly how young...
  • China Deploys Nuclear Submarines...Capable of Nuclear Counterstrike(Thank you Clinton)

    07/08/2006 12:19:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 153 replies · 9,677+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 07/07/06
    /begin my translationChina Deploys Nuclear Submarines...Capable of Nuclear Counterstrike Hong Kong's Xin-bao reported on July 7th that China has deployed next-generation nuclear submarines and is capable of second nuclear counterstrike. German military publication 'International Navy' reported that China officially deployed recently-developed Type 093 and 094 nuclear submarines, and conducted training exercises. They are in combat-deployment now, according to the publication. It said that Type 094, Tang-class, is the improved version of Xia-class nuclear submarine, with 10,000-ton displacement, and can carry 16 Julang-2 SLBM's which have the range of 10,000 km. Each Julang-2 can have three nuclear-warheads, which means that a...
  • Russian Akula sub near a beach in Severodvinsk (Russian boomer turned up like a shark)

    07/02/2006 6:26:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 109 replies · 6,808+ views ^ | 06/28/06
    Russian Akula sub near a beach in Severodvinsk
  • U.S. diverting strategic nuke subs to Pacific to keep China in check (China & NK saddened)

    09/05/2005 6:58:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 852+ views
    Kyodo ^ | 09/05/05
    Monday September 5, 6:35 PM U.S. diverting strategic nuke subs to Pacific to keep China in check(Kyodo) _ The United States is strengthening its strategic nuclear capacity in the Pacific by diverting its strategic nuclear submarines from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and upgrading nuclear warheads, in an apparent move to keep China and North Korea in check, U.S. Congress sources and nuclear experts said Sunday. The change in balance of the submarine fleet reflects a shift in the U.S. nuclear deployment strategy away from competing with Cold War rival Russia to demonstrating deterrence against China over flash...
  • USS Pennsylvania Wins Omaha Trophy, “Best of the Best”

    07/26/2005 4:18:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 698+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | July 26, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Michael S. Howlett
    SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor-based fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) was recognized as the U.S. Navy’s best Trident submarine July 25 when it was presented the 2004 U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Omaha Trophy. The annual award is given to three operational units, recognizing their outstanding contributions to USSTRATCOM’s diverse mission of strategic deterrence. The three competitive categories are Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Command, a Submarine Ballistic Missile Command, and the original Strategic Aircraft Command. Gen. James Cartwright, commander, USSTRATCOM, made the trip from Omaha, Neb., to the NBK Bangor waterfront to publicly acknowledge the...
  • Another Middle-Aged Radical Crawls Back

    08/18/2003 6:04:55 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | August 18, 2003 | Steve Martinovich
    Searching for faithBy Steven Martinovichweb posted August 18, 2003Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith with the Poor Clares is the latest in that dreary genre of books that sees self-absorbed Baby Boomers suffer a mid-life crisis and feel the need to write about it. After decades of turning their backs on the things that their Eisenhower-era parents held dear, many have begun to turn back to those old institutions in a frantic attempt to achieve some inner fulfillment. For the generation that believes they discovered sex, it's not surprising they also suffer the delusion that they're the first to suffer a...