AMERICAN ADMIRALTY BOOKS: WELCOME FROM ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
TODAY IS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
The NEWS SERVICE section is back up to full service.The news story that drew the most attention here was the account in the MM&P's WHEELHOUSE about another attack on the Jones Act by Senator John McCain. We set aside our discussion of the navigability of Annapolis temporarily to link you to the story of this latest attack on the law that protects America's maritime infrastructure and domestic water transport security. In the blog space we also try to illustrate for you the type of public safety issue this legislative attack represents. Below we repeat our news flash from yesterday and in the blog spaces below we explain our position.NEWS FLASH: WE ARE CALLING FOR THE RETIREMENT OR RECALL OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN OF ARIZONA DUE TO HIS ACTIONS TO REPEAL THE "JONES ACT" AND THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECT HIS CONSTANT EFFORTS IN THIS REGARD ARE HAVING ON NATIONAL SECURITY. TWO BLOGS TOMORROW (today) WILL PROVIDE DETAILS ON THIS RELUCTANT DECISION.
NEWS FLASH: CHINA JAPAN
An approaching tropical storm could - at least temporarily - help easing tensions around the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and provide a new opportunity for diplomacy. (AAIS Sources)
News Alert: (Yesterday) Greek and Turkish Coast Guard vessels collide. Some sources maintain accident happened in Greek territorial waters. Greek government has protested to Turkey that their vessel was illegally present.
READER ASSISTANCE SOUGHT: Of all of our "special pages" none is longer or more technically problematic , or sloppier looking than our "NEWS SERVICE". There is a lot of cut and paste going on there, more editorial chores than any other section, and the basic scrolling blog format is just plain inefficient for such a large amount of material that must be changed so frequently. Still, while not a news gathering and reporting service per se we are committed to improving our news service. Right now we need your input. We are nearing the end of the month, it is time to cull headlines and links from our "THE MONTH IN REVIEW SECTION. The news editor has gone through this section and marked certain headlines and their links to the original published stories "long term retention"). The stories so marked will be kept posted through at least next month's "Month in Review" because of what the news editor perceives as the likely hood that the stories are in fact on going and that more developments are likely, and that some of our readers may need these early reports for background material. Now we ask you the reader to take a look the "Month in Review" and send us a comment on any stories that we didn't mark for long term retention that you like us to so mark and retain. We will start pulling down stories late Friday. Please send us a comment before then on anything that we have not marked for long term retention that you think we should.
The National Anthem this morning was performed by: The New York Philharmonic Orchestral Click on the link below the flag to start the video
Click here to start the National Anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op-u5_FWh7w