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  • China decommissions its 1st nuclear submarine

    10/16/2016 9:26:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    PTI ^ | October 16, 2016 | K J M Varma
    Beijing, Oct 16 (PTI) Chinas first nuclear-powered submarine has been decommissioned after more than 40 years of military service, state media said today. After undergoing a thorough denuclearisation process, the submarine was towed to a wharf belonging to the Chinese Navy Museum in Qingdao, a port city in east Chinas Shandong province yesterday where it will be a public exhibit, state- run Xinhua news agency reported. The submarines release from military service and the safe, thorough and reliable handling of related nuclear waste, nuclear reactor and other devices showed Chinas life-cycle maintenance ability, ranging from a nuclear submarines production, operation,...
  • China's secret stealth sub surfaces: First images released of 'Shang' nuclear submarine

    06/25/2016 7:11:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 58 replies
    Dailymail.Com ^ | 23 June 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    China’s new nuclear attack submarine is among the military’s most secretive platforms – and the world has just been given its first glimpse. The Chinese navy has released a rare photo of the Type 093B ‘Shang’ submarine, which can launch missiles vertically at ships and other targets overhead. This model improves upon the capabilities of earlier nuclear attack submarines, and is expected to be quieter and faster. According to the Popular Science blog Eastern Arsenal, this reveal marks an extremely rare event. It’s thought that there were three Type 093B SSNs launched last year. These were preceded by two Type...
  • S. Korea should build nuclear-powered submarine: expert

    06/03/2016 6:36:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2016-06-03
    South Korea needs to build a nuclear-powered submarine to better counter North Korea's possible nuclear and missile attacks, an expert at Seoul's state-run think tank said Friday. With the new atomic energy pact reached between South Korea and the United States in 2015, the last restrictions to building a nuclear-powered sub have been removed, claimed Boo Hyeong-wook, a chief research fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA). The pact permits Seoul to make low-enriched uranium with U.S. consent that can be used as fuel. "The possession of a nuclear-powered submarine will allow us to better counter North Korea's...
  • Electric Boat To Hire Thousands As Military Strategy Shifts Back To Subs

    04/19/2016 9:14:35 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 23 replies
    Hartford Coiurant ^ | April 18, 2016 | Stephen Singer
    ROTON — For the first time in a generation, Electric Boat is hiring thousands of workers as military strategy again turns to submarines to project U.S. sea power. As many as 850 high-skilled, well-paid manufacturing and other jobs are being filled this year and nearly 4,000 in the next 15 years, establishing a workforce of 18,000 at the submarine manufacturer's sites in Groton and Quonset Point, R.I. About 4,000 workers have been hired since 2012 as Electric Boat builds two submarines a year, a coveted expansion of the fleet that was eclipsed by shifting military policies at the end of...
  • IRS chief: Agency encourages illegal immigrant theft of SSNs to file tax returns

    04/12/2016 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 12,2016 | By RUDY TAKALA
    The IRS is struggling to ensure that illegal immigrants are able to illegally use Social Security numbers for legitimate purposes, the agency's head told senators on Tuesday, without allowing the numbers to be used for "bad" reasons. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen made the statement in response to a question from Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., during a session of the Senate Finance Committee about why the IRS appears to be collaborating with taxpayers who file tax returns using fraudulent information. Coats said that his staff had discovered the practice after looking into agency procedures. "What we learned is that ... the...
  • Moving the giant sub B-307 to the AvtoVAZ Technical Museum

    03/04/2016 2:57:41 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    War History Online ^ | Feb 10, 2015
    The technical museum named After K. G. Sakharov is probably one of the main places of interest in Togliatti. It was founded in 1998, today it has many unique exhibits and is surely worth visiting. The museum allows to trace the historical development of the automobile, engineering, armoured, aviation, railway, missile, artillery and naval weapons. The B-307 was retired and moved to the museum! The Russian Tango-class submarines (Project 641B Som [Catfish]) were the successors to the Foxtrot-class submarine based in the Black Sea and Northern Fleet areas. The first of the class was completed in 1972 at Gorky. A...
  • Russia May Revive Its High Performance Cold War Alfa Class Sub With Modern Upgrades

    02/25/2016 9:22:13 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | February 25, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Russia’s Alfa Class fast attack submarine was the SR-71 of the undersea world during the Cold War. The Alfas were largely constructed of titanium, used a liquid-metal cooled nuclear powerplant to obtain extreme speeds, and could reach depths far deeper than their competitors. Now Russia is floating the idea of building a modernized version of the design, one that leverages 40 years in technological advancement to take combat submarine automation to a whole new level. Russian news outlet RT reports that there is an imitative to build a new series of Alfa Class boats that are totally revamped, especially in...
  • The IRS's Plan to Chill Charitable Giving

    11/22/2015 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 21, 2015 | Logan Albright
    Don’t you love donating to causes you believe in? Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that contributing to a worthy cause? And don’t you especially love that you can support whatever organization you choose anonymously? That last one is especially important given the news over the last few years that the IRS has been targeting conservatives with audits and denial of tax-free status for nakedly political reasons. Well, if the IRS has their way, this may be a luxury that will soon go the way of the dinosaur. A new rule is proposing that non-profit organizations collect...
  • Study: More Subs, Fewer Carriers to Combat Chinese Military Growth

    09/21/2015 6:16:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 21, 2015 | Wyatt Olson
    Faced with China's growing anti-surface ship capacity, the United States should decrease its emphasis on large aircraft carriers in the Pacific and spend more on submarines, space capabilities and ways to make air bases and aircraft less vulnerable, according to a report released earlier this month by Rand Corp. In the 430-page report, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based think tank analyzed the relative military capabilities of the U.S. and China in certain scenarios based on open-source documents. The analysis makes comparisons using 10 "scorecards" covering air, maritime, space, cyber and nuclear domains. Capabilities were examined at seven-year intervals, beginning in 1996...
  • India in talks with Russia to lease new modern, world-class nuclear attack submarine

    07/08/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 8 Jul, 2015 | Manu Pubby
    NEW DELHI: India is in final talks with Russia to lease a new nuclear attack submarine, giving a much needed boost to its depleting underwater fleet. Signaling a difference in approach by the Modi-led government, India is now looking to lease a newly built, customised submarine, unlike in the past when older vessels were refurbished and handed over. Several sources related to the project that ET spoke with confirmed that talks on leasing a new submarine under the 'Chakra 3' project are .. While talks on leasing a third Chakra have been on for over two years, a change of...
  • Hackers nabbed data on every federal employee, union claims

    06/11/2015 10:09:38 PM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies ^ | June 12, 2015
    A major cyberattack on U.S. federal personnel data was far graver than the Obama administration has acknowledged, with hackers obtaining information on every federal employee, the president of a government workers union claimed Thursday. In a letter to the director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said that based on the information provided by the OPM, the hack was much broader than previously thought. “Based on the sketchy information OPM has provided, we believe that the Central Personnel Data File was the targeted database, and that...
  • SSA.GOV - A Hackers Tool

    06/02/2015 7:57:58 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 7 replies ^ | Jun 2, 2015 | Timothy Martens
    The website is vulnerable in several ways, and when it comes to identity thief's no one is a better friend or more helpful with validating data or filling in the blanks or even stealing complete Social Security Account Numbers. Social Security Account Numbers are said to be the Holy Grail of identity theft. Stealing Social Security Numbers Hackers may easily steal Social Security Account Numbers from the Social Security Administration's website making Everyone who has ever been issued a Social Security Account Number vulnerable to identity theft should hackers choose to use this attack vector. This vulnerability is...
  • To steal a SSN (It's easier than you think!)

    05/27/2015 5:39:48 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 37 replies
    LinkedIn Timothy Martens ^ | May 20, 2015 | Timothy Martens
    What would you say if I told you I could get your Social Security Number if you gave me your name and birth date? And sometimes I don't even need your birth day. How easy is it? How many people know your name and birth date? I imagine quite a few. And if you have your birth date available on Facebook, LinkedIn or any number of other services online which ask for and publicly display your birth date then A LOT more people have your birth date. The second half of the equation is finding an online service which you...
  • Revealed, Royal Navy has just ONE nuclear submarine on active duty

    05/03/2015 4:03:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Mail Online, UK ^ | 3 May 2015 | CLAIRE CARTER
    The Royal Navy has just one nuclear powered submarine in operation after the rest of the fleet has been left out of action due to defects and damage. Four of the Royal Navy's new multi-billion hunter and killer submarines are still in dock at Barrow-in-Furness because of defects that have delayed their production - 15 years after the new ships were first ordered. Only two of the boats have actively joined the fleet, and one has already had to return to the dock and can only be used for training after more than 50 defects were found. Just the HMS...
  • China's pirate patrol submarine is too noisy, say naval experts

    05/03/2015 3:57:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 03 May, 2015 | Minnie Chan
    China's recent deployment of a nuclear submarine for an antipiracy mission in the Gulf of Aden may have caused unease among its neighbours, but naval experts say the Type 091 vessel is unlikely to pose any real threat because of the noise it generates. The experts say the international community should instead keep an eye on China's quieter, more advanced diesel-driven submarines. CCTV's military channel last Sunday reported that a nuclear submarine from the People's Liberation Army Navy had completed a two-month escort mission in the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden, and returned to its base in Qingdao...
  • Administration Gave Social Security Numbers to 541,000 Illegal Aliens

    04/16/2015 7:38:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 15, 2015 - 3:07 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Social Security numbers (SSNs) were given to 541,000 illegal aliens, according to Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In a March 12 letter, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) had asked SSA: “How many individuals have applied for SSNs as a result of the June 15, 2012, memorandum issued by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano entitled ‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children'?”
  • Obama amnesty granted 500K+ Social Security numbers to illegal immigrants

    04/15/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration has granted about 541,000 Social Security numbers to illegal immigrants under President Obama’s original 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, officials told Congress in a letter made public Wednesday. That means almost all of the illegal immigrants approved for the amnesty are being granted work permits and Social Security numbers, opening the door to government benefits ranging from tax credits to driver’s licenses. Social Security officials, in the April 10 letter to Sens. Jeff Sessions and Ben Sasse, said they don’t keep track of how many illegal immigrants have been denied numbers, and defended their process for granting the...
  • China to Commission 3 Nuclear Submarines: Report

    04/05/2015 6:09:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | April 03, 2015
    BEIJING: China would soon commission three indigenously-built advance nuclear-powered attack submarines having a vertical launcher capable of delivering its latest supersonic anti-ship missiles, state media reported today. China Central Television (CCTV) showed a satellite picture earlier this week of three submarines anchored at an unidentified port, and reported that the vessels were China's most advanced Type-093G nuclear-powered attack submarines, just completed by a Chinese shipyard and awaiting delivery. With a teardrop hull, the submarine is longer than its predecessor, the Type-093, and has a vertical launching system, China Daily reported. RELATED Ubisoft Announces New Assassin's Creed Games Set in India,...
  • Autofill mistake exposes Obama's passport data

    03/30/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/15 | Corey Bennett
    An Australian government official made the mistake that is every office workers’ nightmare: an autofill mistake causing an email to go to the wrong person. Except in this person’s case, the mistaken email exposed the personal details of 31 world leaders, including President Barack Obama. “The cause of the breach was human error,” said an email sent to the Australian privacy commissioner and obtained by The Guardian under freedom of information laws... excerptedThe exposed data included not only names and dates of birth, but passport numbers and visa details as well. On Monday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz...
  • Questions still being asked about Obama’s Social Security numbers

    03/27/2015 8:59:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 103 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/15 | George Spelvin
    President Obama’s Social Security numbers do not verify he even is a U.S. Citizen. A mismatch, two differing numbers at least, an imagined flight by a 15 year old from Hawaii to Connecticut to apply in person, and other anomalies are causing confusion yet again over the true identity of the man sitting in America’s Oval Office! A Notice of Mismatch on a Social Security Administration (SSA) Records form displays an incongruent match which was somehow sent to the President on 08/17/11. This mismatch refers to ss# 042-68-4425. The case verification number is 2011229111431GY. (1) The form contains a chilling...
  • New Chinese Nuclear Sub Design Includes Special Operations Mini-Sub

    03/26/2015 6:30:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 25, 2015 | Sam LaGrone
    China’s latest nuclear submarine design appear to include a shelter capable of holding a miniature submarine for special operations forces (SOF) not unlike vehicles used to deliver Navy SEALs to shore from U.S. nuclear attack boats, according to an image in wide circulation in Chinese online networks. The Chinese boat — a Type-93T or Shang-class nuclear attack submarine — features a hangar for the SOF submersible that would allow People’s Liberation Army troops to discrete deployment much like U.S. forces, according to a translation of a March 17 story in the state-run Reference News. The image was first reported in...
  • IG Audit: 6.5 Million People With Active Social Security Numbers Are 112 or Older

    03/09/2015 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    CNS ^ | 06-09-2015 | By Susan Jones
    Many people are living longer, but not to age 112 or beyond -- except in the records of the Social Security Administration. The SSA's inspector general has identified 6.5 million number-holders age 112 -- or older -- for whom no death date has been entered in the main electronic file, called Numident. The audit, dated March 4, 2015, concluded that SSA lacks the controls necessary to annote death information on the records of number-holders who exceed "maximum reasonable life expectancies." "We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million numberholders born before June 16, 1901 who did not have a...
  • Is This Jumbo Diesel Electric Submarine A True Nuclear Alternative?

    11/03/2014 7:06:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | November3, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    Air Independent Propulsion equipped diesel electric submarines offer incredibly stealthy and long diving capabilities, but they have remained somewhat diminutive in size and limited in capabilities compared to their larger nuclear counterparts. Now, renowned French naval ship builder DCNS is looking to change that with their super-sized SMX-Ocean sub concept. The SMX-Ocean's size is telling — 328 feet long and displacing 4,750 tons while surfaced (more while submerged). That makes her roughly three times the size of the innovative AIP capable Swedish Gotland Class AIP diesel electric subs (diesel electric subs are also known as SSKs) that largely introduced the...
  • Why America's Navy Is So Concerned About These Russian Missiles

    10/09/2014 8:32:08 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | October 9, 2014 | Andrew Tarantola
    Some folks question why the U.S. Navy would need such exotic weapons as the Phalanx and SeaRAM systems, or even electromagnetic rail guns. These Russian-made, radar-guided anti-ship missiles are two such reasons. The P-270 Moskit and P-800 Oniks have caused so much consternation that the Navy has begun developing a helicopter-based electronic warfare system—the Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare (AOEW)—to defend against the threat. Both are ramjet-propelled cruise missiles, both carry 550 to 710 pounds of high explosive in their warheads, and neither is one you want to see streaking towards your ship.
  • Russia Launches New Ultra-Quiet Submarine for Black Sea Fleet

    06/26/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jun. 26 2014
    The Russian Navy launched a new and improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine today in St. Petersburg. Named the Rostov-on-Don, the sub will join the Black Sea Fleet and further bolster Moscow's naval presence in the region. "We expect that the Rostov-on-Don, following sea trials in the Baltic and Barents seas under its own power, will come to Sevastopol at the end of the year," a Black Sea Fleet representative said at the ceremony. "In the next two years, six submarines of this type will be built for the Black Sea Fleet," he added. Russia has shown a renewed strategic interest in...
  • Don’t Sweat Russia’s Newest Nuclear Submarine

    06/22/2014 9:31:25 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 42 replies Blog War is Boring ^ | June 22, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Severodvinsk’ is too expensive for mass production It’s official. K-560 Severodvinsk, Moscow’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, has joined the Russian navy. That’s bad news for most countries that could conceivably face Russia in a conflict. The expensive, quiet, 13,800-ton Yasen-class submarine is arguably one of the most sophisticated in the world—and she’s just the first of her class. But the one country that doesn’t have much reason to worry is the United States, which has a significantly larger and more modern submarine force. The Yasen class is also an exception to the rule in Russia, where most...
  • States probing massive data breach of Social Security numbers

    04/04/2014 7:36:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 4/04/2014 | Steve Johnson
    In what could be one of the biggest data breaches in history, the federal government and authorities in several states are investigating the criminal sale of Social Security numbers, bank account data and other personal information for up to 200 million U.S. citizens.
  • (50,000) Social security numbers printed on back of Banner Health magazine

    02/28/2014 10:50:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 26 replies ^ | 02/27/2014 | Greg Argos
    Banner Health says an internal error has caused 50,000 copies of its 'Smart and Healthy' magazine to be delivered with social security numbers printed above the recipient's address. "On the back of it, where the address is, is my name and my social security number for everybody to see." said Barbara Schaer, one of the 50,000 people throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties that received the magazine. . . . The hospital system says all affected will received an apology letter in the mail which also includes one year of free credit monitoring services. Those letters will be mailed out in...
  • Gloria Allred: Obama’s No-Match Letter From Social Security Likely Means He’s An Undocumented Worker

    02/13/2014 6:29:28 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 17 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 2/13/2014 | Linda Jordan
    According to the infamous attorney Gloria Allred a Notice of Mismatch letter from the Social Security Administration likely means that you are an undocumented worker and are not eligible to work in the United States. At least that’s what she believes when it comes to the housekeeper of former Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. A Notice of Mismatch letter was sent to Whitman and her husband Dr. Griffith Harsh concerning their housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan. Allred was representing Santillan in a wrongful firing lawsuit against Whitman and Harsh when they fired Santillan after learning that she was in this country...
  • Navy Set to Accept First Virginia-Class Block III Sub

    01/29/2014 7:52:13 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | January 29th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    Groton, Conn. – While floating partially submerged in icy waters along a dock at a General Dynamics’ Electric Boat facility here, the Navy’s first Block III Virginia-Class attack submarine is being readied for sea-trials, certifications and delivery. As a key step prior to formally handing the boat over to the Navy to begin service, Electric Boat engineers and Navy professionals are testing the electronics, wiring, missile tubes and propulsion system on-board the submarine, among other things, said Kurt Hesch, vice president of Virginia-Class submarines, Electric Boat. The USS North Dakota, the first Block III Virginia-Class submarine slated for delivery, is...
  • Judge Makes Order To Investigate Obama’s Social Security Number

    01/13/2014 5:33:39 PM PST · by Jayster · 70 replies
    The Patriot ^ | 1/12/2014 | The Patriot
    It took years for Watergate to unravel fully. The controversy over Barack Hussein Obama and his past, along with fraudulent documents continues to make headlines. Yet, the items needed to actually verify who Obama is continue to be kept from the public eye. Well, that all may be about to change. Attorney Orly Taitz may have just found a chink in the federal government’s armor in protecting Barack Obama from scrutiny, following a judge’s ruling over her Freedom of Information Act request from the Social Security Administration.
  • Russian navy boosted with new nuclear attack submarine

    12/31/2013 9:18:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 31, 2013
    Russia’s has received a New Year present with the hand-over of a cutting-edge nuclear attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. The Severodvinsk had been under construction at the Sevmash shipyard in northern Russia since 1993. “Yesterday the parent nuclear submarine of the Yasen-project has been handed over to the navy for trial operation,” Rogozin wrote on Twitter, confirming an earlier report by RIA-Novosti news agency. The Severodvinsk is one of eight Yasen-class (Graney-class, according to NATO classification) attack subs ordered by the Russian navy. The second and third boats of the series, the Kazan and...
  • T'was the Night Before Christmas Submarine Style (SS)

    12/24/2013 6:29:07 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 22 replies
    USS GW Carver SSBN656 Newsletter | Unknown | Sean Keck
    T'was the night before Christmas, and what no-one could see, The men with the dolphins were under the sea. Most of the crew was flat on their backs, Snoring and dreaming all snug in their racks. Those men on watch were making their rounds, Some manning the planes or listening for sounds. Back in maneuvering or down in the room, They all hoped the oncoming watch would come soon. I'd finished some PM's whose time was now due, And hoped for some sleep, even an hour or two. Against better judgment I took a short stroll, And found myself wandering...
  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • Take Her Deep: Reforming the U.S. Silent Service

    11/05/2013 7:29:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Project On Government Oversight ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Roger Thompson
    By Roger Thompson, MA, FRSA In 1959, The U.S. Navy commissioned its final diesel-electric submarine combatant, the USS Blueback, which served until 1990. She was the last of her kind in the American Navy because of its insistence, or some would say, dogma, that all combatant submarines must be nuclear powered. After all, diesel-electric submarines are merely surface ships that can submerge only for short periods of time. They are too slow as well, and for these reasons primarily, they are thought to be inferior to nuclear submarines. At least that's the way the U.S. Navy thinks, but I would...
  • China decommissions first nuclear submarine

    10/29/2013 10:05:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    China decommissions first nuclear submarine BEIJING: China has decommissioned its first nuclear-powered submarine after more than 40 years of service amidst the maiden display of its fleet of atomic submarines. The Long March No.1's nuclear devices were properly disposed of and scientists have decontaminated the warehouse where atomic items were stored during the past 40 years, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily reported today. The submarine will be used as an exhibit after it is released from military service. China yesterday displayed its nuclear submarines for the first time to showcase their "excellent safety" record as part of a naval...
  • India likely to acquire another nuclear-powered submarine from Russia on lease

    10/21/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    NEW DELHI: India now seems all set to acquire a second nuclear-powered submarine on lease from Russia, at a cost of about $1.5 billion, to bolster its ageing underwater combat arm that took a major hit with the sinking of a conventional submarine in Mumbai in August. While the over 8,000-tonne new steel shark will have a miniaturized nuclear reactor at its core for propulsion, it will not be armed with long-range nuclear missiles because of international treaties like the Missile Technology Control Regime. But, much like the first leased submarine INS Chakra being currently operated by the Navy, it...
  • Development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarine completed

    09/24/2013 11:55:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarine completed At the recent 2013 Four Northeastern Provinces Cooperation Leaders' Conference held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Tan Zuojun, vice governor of Liaoning Province and former general manager of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, revealed that development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarines and other high-tech weapons and items of equipment in the Northeastern Provinces of China had been completed. The news attracted considerable attention. The fourth generation nuclear submarine features high performance and low noise Military expert Du Wenlong pointed out that the main characteristic of the fourth generation nuclear submarine would be its high performance....
  • Funding cuts would weaken U.S. submarine readiness: Navy

    09/12/2013 10:05:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 12, 2013 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    Funding cuts would weaken U.S. submarine readiness: Navy (Reuters) - Top U.S. Navy officials warned Congress that any further delays or cuts in funding would undercut the readiness of the declining submarine fleet, already slated for reduction by nearly 30 percent to 52 ships from 73, before an expected 2030s' rebound. Even as missile threats grow, the Navy's ability to keep its attack and guided missile submarines deployed around the world will be lessened by 40 percent over the next 15 years, the officials told the sea-power subcommittee of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. They said military commanders...
  • New Evidence: Obama's Mother Formally Changed Last Name To Obama In 1963. Not February 1961.

    08/09/2013 11:39:21 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 217 replies
    Orly Taitz | 8-9-2013
    <p>This is new information received today from a FOIA request to the Social Security Administration by attorney Orly Taitz. She posted it on her website which Free Republic will not let you post a link to in the Source URL box above. Here is an excerpt from the press release she posted. The link to the press release in typed in below.</p>
  • ALERT: Chief Judge Of The United States District Court For DC Gives Leave Of Court(Lamberth & Taitz)

    06/15/2013 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 183 replies ^ | June 15, 2013 | Unattributed
    Complete title: ALERT: Chief Judge Of The United States District Court For DC Gives Leave Of Court To File Motions & Documents Providing Undeniable Evidence Of Obama’s Use Of A Stolen Social Security Number... On June 13, 2013, Judge Lamberth Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave leave of court to file 74 pages of motions and exhibits [embedded below] submitted by Attorney Orly Taitz in case 11-cv-402 Taitz v Astrue (Michael Astrue was the Commissioner of the Social Security at the time the case was originally filed, currently it is Carolyn W.Colvin) This...
  • Don't investigate Barack unless you can pay the tab

    05/07/2013 9:05:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/7/13 | George Spelvin
    The social security number 042-68-4425 bearing the name Barack Obama has failed the United States’ Social Security Number verification check. “I was outraged; nobody vetted this man,” said Seattle housewife Linda Jordon who filed a self-check investigation listing herself as Obama’s employer (as a U.S. taxpayer). Jordon exposed the absurdity of a man who has access to the code for America’s nuclear football, but couldn’t get clearance to pick tomatoes because his social security number has been flagged and kicked back! For her diligent efforts as a concerned American citizen, Jordon is being slammed with over $13,000 in fees and...
  • The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

    05/06/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.
    Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy...
  • Peek: Obama Skip-Tracer Raided By FBI; Computer Filled With Obama Evidence Taken

    04/18/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 20 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | April 17, 2013 | Obama Release Your Records
    " In my discussions on Friday we came to the conclusion that this is very interesting in that there must be some people that are worried over what information might be available against the anointed and protected one from his lies being exposed."
  • Russia to Modernize Akula Class Attack Submarines

    03/20/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 20/03/2013
    Russia to Modernize Akula Class Attack Submarines MOSCOW, March 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will modernize its fleet of the third-generation Project 971 (Akula class) nuclear-powered attack submarines, Vladimir Dorofeyev, head of the Malakhit Design Bureau, said. “The Defense Ministry has decided to overhaul all third-generation attack submarines,” Dorofeyev said on Tuesday in an interview with RIA Novosti. “The first Project 971 submarine is already being upgraded at the Zvezdochka shipyard [in northern Russia],” he said without specifying the name of the vessel and the total number of submarines to be overhauled. According to Dorofeyev, the overhaul of the first...
  • President Harrison J. Bounel (aka Barack Hussein Obama)

    02/15/2013 2:36:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 63 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 2-15-2013 | Bob Livingston
    February 15, 2013 President Harrison J. Bounel Bob Livingston Who is Harrison J. Bounel? According to the 2009 tax return submitted by President Barack Obama, heÂ’s the President of the United States. All nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices are scheduled to discuss this anomaly today.The case in question is Edward Noonan, et al v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State, and the Justices are finally looking at it thanks to the dogged determination of Orly Taitz. The case calls into question many of the documents Obama (Bounel, Soetoro, Soebarkah, etc.) has used and/or released as authentic since he came on...
  • Petition to Congress: Start immediate investigation of Obama's use of forged IDs and a CT SSN

    01/28/2013 6:52:20 PM PST · by Codetrader · 42 replies
    Start immediate investigation of Barack Obama's use of forged IDs and a CT SSN which was never assigned to him according to e-verify -- 19,362 Letters and Emails Sent So Far. On April 15, 2010 Obama posted his 2009 tax returns on line. He forgot to flatten the PDF file and his full unredacted Social Security number xxx-xx-4425 became known to the public. This number immediately raised suspicions of Attorney Orly Taitz, as it started with 042, a digit combination which was assigned to the state of CT and Obama was never a resident of CT. E-verify and SSNVS showed...
  • Breaking: 1940 Census Shows Obama Alias Harrison Bounel Born 1890; Ties To Connecticut

    01/19/2013 8:42:17 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 95 replies ^ | January 19, 2013 | Unattributed/Orly Taitz
    As reported here back in May of 2011 skip-tracer and debt collector Al Hendershot uncovered an alias tied to Barack Obama's Connecticut social security number and Michelle Obama. Dr. Orly Taitz found the 1940 New York Census at The image below is taken from that census which list Harry Bounel and also shows he was born in 1890. That is the same year connected to Obama's social security number. It's also reported Bounel lived in Connecticut at one point. Obama's social security number is a number reserved for CT applicants. Here are some excerpts from Dr. Taitz's blog on...
  • Taitz Supreme Court challenge a joke to some, important to others

    01/13/2013 10:59:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 45 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/13/13 | George Spelvin
    Those who support Attorney Orly Taitz’s challenge to Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as President are being urged to protest peacefully at inauguration proceedings on January 21, (the MLK, Jr. holiday,) and in front of the Supreme Court itself on February 15th when Justices will decide the merits of the challenge. Those making this unnecessary plea seem to forget that conservatives are always peaceful, even when confronted with the most inexcusable of antics by the other side. “Well done, Doctor and good luck,” says licensed private investigator Neil Sankey to Orly Taitz on her website. “I will WALK there...
  • A Possible Explanation for Obama's Connecticut Social Security Number

    09/14/2012 2:20:12 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 SEP 2012 | Jack Cashill
    As I reported on Tuesday, Barack Obama has yet to provide an explanation for how he came to have a Social Security number that begins with the Connecticut prefix "042." Filmmaker Joel Gilbert read the piece.  He has been in Hawaii doing follow-up research on his insightful new documentary, Dreams from My Real Father, and he sent me the single best explanation I have yet to see.