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Friday, June 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

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Today, June 23, 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 78th anniversary as a formal organization. But the spirit of unpaid volunteerism within the ancestral organizations that became the U.S. Coast Guard go far back in the history of the service. Before there was a Coast Guard Auxiliary on the eve of World War II, there was an unpaid "Coast Guard Reserve" made up of local recreational boaters and water men and dedicated to inshore and near shore search and rescue. As war loomed this "Reserve" was split by law into an unpaid volunteer auxiliary and a paid military reserve modeled on existing War (Now Defense) Department models. There is a provision in the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary enabling legislation allowing Coast Guard Auxiliary members to accept appointments for short duration service in the military post 1939 "Coast Guard Reserve". Called "TRs" such Auxiliary members manned a large ragtag antisubmarine force during the war and some accompanied General MacArthur into the Philippines providing near coastal transport , scout, and courtier service in the early days of the return of American forces.  

 Other Auxiliary members in the continental U.S. and its island possessions provided logistic support to Coast Guard stations and beach patrols, and continued search and rescue services to commercial fishermen, and occasionally to the survivors of U boat attacks off of our shores. The Auxiliary today numbers nearly 40,000 dues paying members providing their skilled services and the use of their own boats , air craft, and radio stations in support of the civil missions of the Coast Guard. This all volunteer unpaid force has nearly the same number of members as the military active duty component of the Coast Guard, The present day military Coast Guard Reserve which has been deployed domestically and over seas in military capacities many times since the Mariel Boat lift including both Iraq wars numbers about 8,000 ready reserve members. Many Auxiliary members are also members of the ready reserve. The savings to the nation for the incredible services of this virtual small craft navy, air arm, and communications and signals service is astounding. Members of the Auxiliary proudly wear the basic uniform of the Coast Guard but with "silver" markings where the military members wear gold. However, quite a number of Coast Guard commandants, and many active duty members who have worked with them refer to them as "the Platinum Coast Guard". In the maritime world, especially in the American and British Merchant Marine services silver usually connotes "staff" organizations and ranks, while gold usually represents "line" organizations and ranks. The Coast Guard Auxiliary members blur the whole staff / line concept, and they do it all without compensation. No wonder so many active duty personnel simply refer to them as the "PLATINUM COAST GUARD". 

 Going back before there was a Coast Guard one of the main ancestral organizations was the U.S. Life Saving Service which ran "Life boat stations" up and down the U.S. Coasts. The station "Captain" and a very small number of "Keepers" were uniformed Federal employees. But when the signal went up for a near coastal rescue the bulk of the "Oarsmen" or "Surfmen" responding were local volunteers.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary as a formal uniformed corps of volunteers may be 78 year old today. But the concept of well trained, formally organized volunteers in service to a core "coast guard" in America is over 200 years old. A few Auxiliary members have made the ultimate sacrifice in the last few decades and the service now insures that any member injured in the line of duty receives the benefits normally accorded a GS 9 in the Coast Guard's civil service. For certain missions Auxiliary members today may receive fuel reimbursement. The PLATINUM COAST GUARD really receives very minimal tax payer support, but the tax payers get a very robust return on investment. 

 Happy birthday PLATINUM COAST GUARD !  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO AMERICA !





Thursday, June 22, 2017

BERNIE SANDERS AND SCALISE'S ASSAULT

GUNMAN VISITED BERNIE SANDERS BEFORE SHOOTING SCALISE

THE GREAT NAMAZU , RETIRED GIANT CATFISH JAPANESE DEMIGOD , NOW ANALYST AND COMMENTATOR

Greetings Bipeds!

 While cruising the internet for information on an unrelated topic I came across this item of information. Even the lame stream media admits that the shooter of the Republican Congressional baseball team was a Bernie Sanders supporting Illinois democrat. Now we learn that he was in the DC area on a protracted basis prior to the shooting visiting Bernie Sanders and other Democratic congressmen. My question isn't so much why he was visiting his socialists idols, but why this fact is of no interest to the lame stream media, while anything negative about Trump or Russia even if blatantly untrue is of such intense interest. Oh well, you can read the article for yourself and make up your own mind ( something Democrats are loath to let you do) by clicking on the link below the quote from the article;



"According to the bureau (Editor's note: "bureau refers to the FBI) , 66-year old James Hodgkinson acted alone in the mass assassination attempt, in what the FBI is describing as a “spontaneous” incident. After he was shot and killed by local police, law enforcement found a note in Hodgkinson’s pocket with the names of six members of congress written on it.
The suspect spent three months before the attack living in a van just outside the Washington metro area, running out of money, and visiting tourist attractions in and around the nation’s capital.
Prior to the mass shooting, Hodgkinson visited the senate office of democrat Bernie Sanders, whose failed presidential campaign the gunman had volunteered for.  The FBI also said the shooter had been in contact with the offices of democratic senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
In the immediate aftermath of the “assault,” Sanders issued a public statement denouncing his volunteer."  http://keepandbear.com/news/fbi-virginia-gunman-visited-bernie-sanders-shooting-scalise/

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CLIMATE CHANGE "HOAX" VIDEOS

THE NAMAZU SCHOOL OF CLIMATOLOGY PRESENTS CLIMATE CHANGE VIDEOS:

THE GREAT NAMAZU, RETIRED JAPANESE GIANT CATFISH DEMIGOD, DEAN OF THE NAMAZU SCHOOL OF CLIMATOLOGY

GREETINGS BIPEDS!
  As you know here at the Namazu School of Climatology we believe that climates change , it's what they do, and the climate can change drastically without any input from bipeds. See my previous essay "
 No one can call us climate deniers, we do believe that climates can and do change. We even advocate government action to protect the public from the economic, especially agricultural consequences, of sudden and massive climate change resulting from massive volcanic activity, pole reversal, planetary axis wobble , solar flare activity , meteor strike or any of the other natural and sudden causes of climate change that are clearly visible in the geological and fossil records. What we don't believe is that some sort of massive global climate change is underway and caused by man's activities. Consequently, we don't believe that we must immediately divest America of all manufacturing, ship the manufacturing sector overseas to nations with "carbon credits" who do nothing to control air pollution. A while back we realized that "global warming" had ceased. (see :WHY HAVE ATLANTIC OCEAN SURFACE TEMPERATURES DROPPED?
A little while after that we noticed that the climate alarmists changed their rhetoric to reflect "climate change". As I said "climates change that's what they do" but that doesn't mean a man caused and particularly American caused negative climate change is in progress. We've explained what's really going on in seemingly endless postings but apparently people dislike even condensed readings or they have little faith in the pronouncements of retired demigods. So, below are a variety of links to informational videos by many experts who Al Gore would call "climate deniers" and who the Democrats propose to imprison. We suggest watch and listen, decide for yourself. Even if you are under 30 we feel confident in this prediction. You won't see the average global temperature rise enough to change the boundaries of climatological belts, or agricultural zones during your life time. Additionally you won't see Miami, New Orleans, New York , or any other American major port under water due to ocean level rise; hurricanes being another matter for low lying coastal communities. 
 So we urge the young and the not so young, the climate alarmists, and the climate deniers to watch and listen to the linked in experts below. The Alarmists can of course continue to believe whatever they want. But I challenge all to then simply observe until the end of your days. None of those alarmists scenarios with the people of Maine in shirt sleeves and Bermuda shorts in January, the ice caps melted, and the East Coast under water simply won't materialize unless they do over night due to pole shift, giant meteor strike, massive volcanic activity, or planetary axis wobble. No point in worrying about these, there is nothing man can do. Check out the views of the experts below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHFfOOF-6Fs  Dr. Don Easterbrook, Professor Emeritus of Geology Western Washington University testifying before the U.S. Senate Energy, environment, and Telecommunications subcommittee.


Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCy_UOjEir0

The Great Global Warming Swindle Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Mx0_8YEtg

How the Global Warming Scare Began https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUDGfCNC-k


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AWESOME TOUR OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

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Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

DEPARTING SPACE STATION COMMANDER PROVIDES TOUR OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION



NASA IMAGE: INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION 

This is probably the most recent and timely tour of the International Space Station available today.The International Space station was not the first "orbital space laboratory", that was probably "Sky Lab" launched May 14, 1973. But the International Space Station is a quite different milestone in space exploration history. Since it was first manned over 12 years ago, not a night has passed when a few human beings weren't off the planet. That is almost as important to the human exploration of space as the first manned moon landing demonstrating our ability to leave this planet, travel to another , safely land, explore and return to earth. The International Space Station is a demonstration of human ability to function effectively in space for very prolonged periods and keep space facilities located within reasonable travel distances continuously manned.

 The Space Station isn't "Star Trek" there are no gravity mats. Weightlessness is obvious, at times apparently fun, but in the long term problematic. Creature comforts are quite Spartan. This is life in the belly of a machine. For AAB staffers who have spent considerable time on Drill Ships and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units there is something very familiar about it. By comparison, life on an offshore drilling unit (MODU)  with real food, showers and rest rooms, and honest to God gravity seems luxurious. But it didn't seem so at the time.  Duty on a MODU can be exciting but when your two week to one month tour is up you are definitely ready to go home. One of the first things you notice when your helicopter first crosses the beach line is color. Even just a few weeks living largely in the belly of a machine with grey steel all about and a weather deck view of the sea and sky, mostly grey or grey blue with white clouds is enough to give one a malady I call "color deprivation". What is clear about the people who man space vehicles and installations at this time is that they are intimately involved with the technology of their habitat. Life on a MODU is a 12 hour work day and afterwards there are few diversions such as pool tables or TV. To live on a space vehicle under the conditions observed on this video and be in the good humor that the departing station commander is obviously in, the work day must be more on the order of 16 hours a day with people who have a high degree of interest , enthusiasm, for the work.

 Your narrator, the departing station commander , a young woman, can only be described as attractive, intelligent, and surprisingly rather bubbly. She seems to exude charm and a sense of fun though she mentions several times that she will be back on earth within about 12 hours of the finish of the video shoot. Sailors have to wonder; is she exhibiting a species of "channel fever"  that every sailor knows. Channel fever is a species of euphoria that seizes long deployed sailors as land comes into sight, be it home or a liberty port.  Was she that happy and charming three weeks prior to this video? .

 Personally I think that before space installations and vehicles can accommodate mission specialists who aren't literally "space happy", they are going to need those gravity mats, a recreation room, better food, and  at least a few clutter free spaces with some human friendly color and furnishings that aren't dual purpose parts of the operating system. This will sound very strange but I'm deadly serious with this suggestion. NASA would benefit in planning larger, longer term space facilities and vehicles, requiring larger work forces, some of whom inevitably will view service aboard not as an adventure but as a job; by conferring with maritime union negotiators.  If anyone has identified the rock bottom minimum living conditions that a wide spectrum of the human character can live in isolation with for a protracted period it would be our seaman union negotiators. Like all sailors we are realists. Space is an ocean, and it will be explored, traveled upon, and exploited for resources. The work force won't all be as smart, stable, intelligent, good humored, or charming as the people you will see in this video. You can't send up crews forever who are as hand picked as your charming narrator and her "shipmates" in this virtual visit to the International Space Station. As an experienced commander of "Industrial vessels" (ships like MODUs that perform work at sea vice transport across it) and as an officer in charge of a semi isolated military station,  my opinion about  life on a present day space station is this. There would be at least one ax murder among a typical maritime crew under similar living conditions that austere within the first month. 

 Our advice to NASA? When you design those larger truly industrial space stations, and long voyage vehicles, or planet colonies, don't ever let living conditions fall below the American maritime unions standards of ship habitability. 

 Meanwhile click on this link for your tour: https://www.youtube.com/embed/doN4t5NKW-k and we hope you enjoy your visit as much as your tour guide obviously enjoyed being your host.

Johnas Presbyter , Editor

U.S. BATTLE SHIPS ILLUSTRATED

AN ILLUSTRATED LIST U.S. BATTLE SHIPS:
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U.S. Navy Photo of the USS IOWA early 1900s

The last time the battle ship was a contender for the title of main battery of the fleet was the start of WW II.  During that war the aircraft carrier rose to premier status. The battle ship would still be around and put in some appearances mostly in shore bombardment late into the twentieth century, but no new ones would be built after WW II. Below is a link to an illustrated list of American battleships. This site presents an unusual opportunity to visually observe the technological evolution of the steel motorized battle ship from the late 19th century to the mid 20th. Below is the link.




Arctic Ocean Craters Not From Meteor Strikes

HUNDREDS OF HUGH CRATERS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN, BUT THE CAUSE WAS NOT SOME LONG AGO METEOR BOMBARDMENT

Illustration Courtesy National Science Foundation

 The bad news is that the high Arctic Ocean region is burping massive amounts of methane many such "burps" are powerful enough to create meteor like craters on the sea floor. You probably wouldn't want to be around on something the size of an offshore oil service vessel for the related sea surface effects when one of these bad boys goes off. This is a natural phenomenon that occurs whenever the permafrost that over lays thinly crusted areas of major methane deposits weakens which it does on a cyclical basis. Ancient and more modern versions have been studied in land areas of the High Arctic region. Other areas like the sea floor and coastal plains of Texas and Louisiana also occasionally burp methane but without the amazing crater like results. In the semi tropical climes of Texas and Louisiana there is no permafrost, so the strength over the over burden holding the methane in is much more stable than in areas with permafrost.  Also much of the final overburden of top and sub soils are very permeable so gases such as methane tend to escape in a diffused manner, outside of Arctic and subarctic regions natural methane escape is rarely an explosive event. Pressures build up where the final holding element in the over burden is variable. Geological overburden is rarely variable on anything like a seasonal basis unless there is seismic activity or strip mining. Unfortunately the climate change / global warming / crowd is spewing the usual propaganda over the internet in response to papers that are starting to appear about the newly discovered craters  in the Arctic Ocean. We hesitate to link you these articles without this forewarning. As you read the various accounts many by climate alarmists keep in mind that these "hundreds of craters are newly discovered, Not much in dating has taken place before the alarmists started writing. We think any alarm is premature unless all of these craters are dated to within a few years of each other. We are fairly certain such a sea floor disturbance would generate "freak wave" effects. With all of the Russian oil exploration activity in the area that should have been noticed and reported. We think it more probable than not that the craters are widely varying in age and if ever properly dated would reflect the normal weather cycles with some years more active than others and unusually cold years probably free of such explosive sub-sea activity. 

 Below you will find some links to published articles on these craters. Try not to view them with the alarm the climate alarmist are always trying to induce with incomplete , inaccurate, or fanciful "science". On the other hand if you you start to hear of unusual unexplained losses of Russian oil exploration craft in the High Arctic this summer, it is OK to be afraid, But that still doesn't prove either climate change or man caused climate change. Keep in mind the amount of human presence in the High arctic, particularly by the Russians is unprecedented in history. There has been a lot going on in the High Arctic for centuries without scientific observation. Here are some links. Take everything with a "grain of salt".

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/hundreds-of-huge-craters-discovered-in-the-arctic-ocean/ar-BBBMTfk?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=wispr

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/7/16/1314501/-Mysterious-Siberian-Crater-Found-at-End-of-the-World-May-Portend-Methane-Climate-Catastrophe