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  • Will the USS Gerald Ford be remembered as the doomed Yamato of the carrier era?

    09/14/2017 6:34:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    http://foreignpolicy.com/ ^ | 9/14/17 | THOMAS E. RICKS,Dan Nidess
    Commissioned by the Japanese in December of 1941, just over a week after their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Yamato was the largest, most powerful battleship that had ever existed — a title that it still holds to this day, over 75 years later. With its nine 18.1-inch guns, it could fire 3,000 pound shells up to 26 miles away — so far that it required spotter aircraft to identify targets over the horizon. In comparison, the heaviest guns on U.S. battleships were 16 inches and limited to a maximum range of 20 miles. To paraphrase President Trump, it...
  • Carrier workers facing layoffs feel betrayed by Trump

    06/25/2017 2:27:19 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 73 replies
    A promise made before Christmas is fizzling before the Fourth of July. In December, then-President-elect Trump told hundreds of workers at the Carrier manufacturing plant that he had worked out a deal to save their jobs. But it's not working out that way. A steady downpour today did little to wash away the fact that the jobs of 600 union employees are going south. "They're going to Monterrey, Mexico," said Robert James, president of the local union. Reynolds said he felt betrayed, since Mr. Trump told workers during his December visit to the plant that 1,100 jobs would be saved....
  • Layoffs set to begin next month at Carrier plant Trump struck deal with: report

    06/22/2017 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/2017 | Brandon Carter
    The Carrier plant in Indianapolis that President Trump convinced to stay open late last year will lay off more than 600 employees beginning next month, according to a new report Thursday. CNBC reported that the deal struck by Trump before he assumed office isn’t working out as expected, and more than 600 employees will soon face layoffs. Trump and Carrier reached an agreement in December to keep about 1,000 jobs at the Indiana plant. Both Carrier and Trump celebrated the agreement on Twitter Trump also celebrated the agreement at the plant shortly after it was reached as an early victory...
  • Navy Gets Its Ford: $12.9 Billion Aircraft Carrier Delivered

    06/01/2017 11:25:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | June 1, 2017 | Staff
    The U.S. Navy has officially received the first of a whole new class of aircraft carriers. The Navy announced Thursday that the USS Gerald R. Ford will now go through various workups at sea before becoming operational in 2020.
  • China's 2nd aircraft carrier coming this month, India loses edge

    04/02/2017 8:16:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ajai Shukla
    Five years ago, India had two aircraft carriers and China had none. Now, perhaps as early as this month, the People’s Liberation Army (Navy), or PLA(N), will match India in carrier numbers. With INS Viraat decommissioned last month, the Indian Navy has just a single carrier, the Russian-built INS Vikramaditya. The PLA(N) too operates a single carrier, the Liaoning, bought from Russia and refurbished in Dalian, China. However, at an alarming speed, another Chinese carrier is coming on stream. Naval analysts believe that, on April 23 — the PLA(N)’s 68th anniversary — its second carrier will be officially launched. China’s...
  • China Slams Deployment Of U.S. Aircraft Carrier To South China Sea

    02/22/2017 10:00:19 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-22-2017 | Kristina Wong
    On Tuesday, China slammed the United States’ deployment of an aircraft carrier to conduct “routine operations” in the South China Sea, calling it a pretense to undermine its sovereignty. “China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all littoral countries enjoy under international law,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing, according to Reuters. “But we are consistently opposed to relevant countries threatening and damaging the sovereignty and security of littoral countries under the flag of freedom of navigation and overflight,” Geng said. “We hope relevant countries can do more to safeguard regional peace...
  • Brazil Pulls The Plug On Its Only Aircraft Carrier

    02/15/2017 6:58:58 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Drive ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The fate of Brazil’s only aircraft carrier, the French-built Foch, which has carried the name NAe Săo Paulo since first flying the Brazilian flag in 2000, has been in limbo for over a decade. Now it has finally been announced that the Brazilian Navy has decided to decommission the vessel instead of refitting it for extended service as they had promised on and off over the last decade. The 55-year-old ship is in need of massive repairs—especially to its boilers and catapults—to accommodate Brazil's handful of recently upgraded A-4 (local designation: AF-1) Skyhawks operationally again. You can read all about...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-trump-won-the-white-working-class
  • I Got Zika And I will Never Be The Same (It's Worth It!)

    12/27/2016 4:14:23 PM PST · by Hostage · 84 replies
    AFAR Travel Guide ^ | December 19, 2016 | BRIANNA RICE
    What contracting Zika taught one traveler about traveling fearlessly I remember looking down at my polka-dotted legs as I lay by the pool of a small hostel in El Tunco, El Salvador. As I fought the urge to scratch, I counted the number of mosquito bites. Thirty-seven. I had thirty-seven bites on my legs, not to mention a few on my arms and the one driving me crazy on my back. I shrugged, sprayed my legs with more 99.9 percent DEET spray, and continued basking in the sun. A week after I tallied up my bites, on the last day...
  • Bad Santa: Trump Risks Cronyist Blowout with Carrier Incentives

    12/21/2016 1:36:53 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/21/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    President-elect Donald Trump took a victory lap earlier this month after convincing Carrier to keep more than 700 jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to Mexico. Trump’s unique style of braggadocio and tough-sounding talk lends itself to such exercises. But Trump should beware of making special corporate “incentive” promises lest he trigger a flight to the border by other companies seeking handouts from Washington — or from Lansing and Michigan taxpayers. A prominent warning came not from a free-market think tank but from the Vermont socialist who nearly captured the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Writing about Trump, Sen. Bernie...
  • Trump as the ‘Carrier’ of American Prosperity

    12/10/2016 6:30:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    President-elect Donald Trump, still weeks away from the Oval Office, is already carrying out one of his campaign promises to make America prosperous again. First Ford Motor Company, now most recently Carrier, both agreeing to keep their factories in the US rather than outsourcing to foreign countries. Carrier is based in Indiana, where VP-elect Mike Pence currently serves as governor. The deal will provide $7 million in incentives to Carrier in exchange for their keeping approximately 1100 jobs in Indiana. Is this a good deal for America? Or just more of the cronyism which Trump railed against during his campaign?...
  • Two Big Reasons Why Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Is Having So Many Problems

    12/09/2016 10:32:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 9, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The Russian Navy has lost two carrier-based fighters onboard its sole remaining carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the span of only a few weeks. On both occasions, technical problems with Kuznetsov’s arresting gear played a central role in the accidents — which have cost the Kremlin a Mikoyan MiG-29KUBR Fulcrum-D and a Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D. While Kuznetsov’s hardware is old, the bigger issue is Russia’s relative lack of experience in naval aviation and insufficient proficiency with launching and recovering combat aircraft onboard a carrier at sea.
  • Carrier to ultimately cut some of jobs Trump saved, replace them with automation

    12/09/2016 8:21:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 12/09/2016 | Chris Isidore
    It sounded like great news when Carrier said last week that it would invest millions in the Indiana plant it decided to keep in the U.S. The company's deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep a furnace plant from moving to Mexico also calls for a $16 million investment in the facility. But that has a big down side for some of the workers in Indianapolis. Most of that money will be invested in automation said to Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies, Carrier's corporate parent. And that automation will replace some of the jobs that were just saved. "We're...
  • Even anti-Trump working-class voters are having second thoughts

    12/08/2016 6:02:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | Salena Zito
    INDIANAPOLIS — Robert James stood outside the Carrier plant just before the president-elect addressed workers at the refrigeration and heating assembly factory. “I feel a great swing of emotions that go from disbelief to satisfaction that this is happening in our community. An area like this can go from a stable middle-class area to foreclosures and urban blight in the blink of an eye,” he said. James would never dream of voting Republican: “For all of my life the Democrats have been the party of the working guy, had my back. But if I am being really honest, and this...
  • He "lied his ass off"

    12/07/2016 10:39:19 AM PST · by Stopthethreat · 93 replies
    The Secret Service agents told the Carrier workers to stay put, so Chuck Jones sat in the factory conference room for nearly three hours, waiting for president-elect Donald Trump. He’d grown used to this suspense. Seven months earlier, at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Trump had pledged to save the plant’s jobs, most of which were slated to move to Mexico. Then the businessman won the election, and the 1,350 workers whose paychecks were on the line wondered if he’d keep his promise. Jones, president of the United Steelworkers 1999, which represents Carrier employees, felt optimistic when Trump announced last...
  • Trump blasts Carrier union leader: He's 'done a terrible job'

    12/07/2016 7:01:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Donald Trump blasted the Carrier union's president Wednesday after he said the president-elect "lied his ass off" about terms of the deal to keep Carrier manufacturing jobs in the United States. "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers," the president-elect tweeted Wednesday. "No wonder companies flee country!" Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!
  • In Defense of Trump's Deal With Carrier

    12/06/2016 10:35:23 AM PST · by fortheDeclaration · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/02/16 | Tho Biship
    Donald Trump hasn’t yet made the move from Trump Tower to America’s most expensive public housing, but he was able to come through with one campaign promise this week by announcing a deal with Indiana-based Carrier Air Conditioning that will keep almost 1,000 jobs in the state. As reported, the deal seems largely focused on the State of Indiana offering millions in tax breaks and an understanding that the Trump administration will push for regulatory and corporate tax relief at the Federal level. While the jobs Carrier will be keeping in the US only makes up about a third of...
  • Trump Carrier Deal Weathers Bogus ‘Crony Capitalism’ Charges

    12/06/2016 9:10:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Dec 2016 | Jim Stinson
    When President-Elect Donald Trump helped convince Carrier Corp. to keep 1,069 jobs in the Indianapolis region, you would have thought he had all employed all manner of socialism to achieve this success — judging from the criticism lobbed by political adversaries. The opposition to the Carrier deal came mostly from the Right — but in some cases, came from the Left, too. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, an early Trump supporter, called it “special-interest crony capitalism.” The Weekly Standard founder and the father of “NeverTrump,” William Kristol, said it violated the rule of law and was arbitrary government bullying (although Trump is...
  • Carrier Deal a Political Winner for Trump, Poll Shows

    12/06/2016 6:31:29 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | JON REID
    Voters across the political spectrum view President-elect Donald Trump more favorably as a result of the Carrier deal. In a new Morning Consult/POLITICO national poll, 6 out of 10 voters surveyed said Trump’s intervention to keep the manufacturer from shipping hundreds of jobs to Mexico made them view the president-elect in a more positive light.
  • The Winners and Losers of the Carrier Deal

    12/05/2016 7:18:50 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2016
    No one ever doubted Donald Trump’s talent for theater, a gift he is exercising with some flair in the matter of the Carrier air-conditioner company’s facilities in Indiana. Carrier had planned to move a furnace operation to Mexico and to shutter a plant in Huntington, Ind., where it manufactures electronic controls. After the intervention of President-elect Trump and Governor Mike Pence, Carrier has agreed to keep the furnace operation going in Indiana, albeit with several hundred fewer employees. It still will close the electronics plant and offshore those 700 or so jobs. It will move about 600 jobs from the...