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    Absolutely beautiful sight, seeing that F-35b...

    Absolutely beautiful sight, seeing that F-35b landing and taking off from the HMS Queen Elizabeth!
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    Richard, your 81? Damn, where does the time go,...

    Richard, your 81? Damn, where does the time go, it seems like it was last year that you were "Santa" on the Essex in 1993 (or was it 94)..
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    Sticky: What would it take? (and how long).....

    Just reading a question on Quora, what would it take to reactivate any (or all) of the Iowas? I know that a lot of the electronics are completely out of date and would need to be upgraded (such as...
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    I remember standing 24 hour watch while you all...

    I remember standing 24 hour watch while you all cut out a portion of DPC (Data Processing Center) where I worked as a Data Systems Technician on the Essex and installed the slanted portion to give...
  5. While it's not as pronounced as the bow on the...

    While it's not as pronounced as the bow on the Bush/Reagan, I'd call the Iowa's bow bulbous.. it's definitely not a straight edge bow.
    http://blog.hawaii.edu/neojourno/files/2010/11/DSC_7789.jpg
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    Sticky: Rusty, your forgetting a drydock.. Pearl Harbor,...

    Rusty, your forgetting a drydock.. Pearl Harbor, and I know that an Iowa can fit, since the Missouri was recently in it, and received her new paint (blue if I recall).. oh, while were at it, do you...
  7. Thread: basic income

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    if you ever get the chance read David Weber's...

    if you ever get the chance read David Weber's Honor Harrington series.. it shows how people that receive a basic income (called the dole, in the Honorverse) destroy a Republic..
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    that's just it, in Oregon when the Sodomites...

    that's just it, in Oregon when the Sodomites wanted their "wedding cake" it was 100% illegal for homosexuals to get "married" in Oregon. It wasn't for a couple more years that the Supreme Court...
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    first time I've clicked on this threat (that I...

    first time I've clicked on this threat (that I can remember).. but I just have to include this photo of one of my CO's.. Commander Mike Sparks USS Momsen DDG 92 my last CO on the Momsen before I...
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    TLAM (C, D and E variants) for me. TASM was...

    TLAM (C, D and E variants) for me. TASM was phased out long before I started on the program. Of course, Raytheon is developing a new version of the Tomahawk for anti-shipping work.
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    minimum criteria.. the 2nd amendment.

    minimum criteria.. the 2nd amendment.
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    I was lucky enough to tour the USS Cassin Young...

    I was lucky enough to tour the USS Cassin Young DD 793 when my destroyer was being built in Maine, amazing little ships. I'd love to do the same tour you've done.. (Kidd and Sullivans)
  13. with artificial guide stars and adaptive optics,...

    with artificial guide stars and adaptive optics, that can "fix" a lot of the problems with the atmosphere. Also being at 13,250 ft elevation, it's above 40% of the atmosphere as well.
  14. Thread: Gun Control

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    when I was 11, in order to hunt with a rifle when...

    when I was 11, in order to hunt with a rifle when I turned 12, I had to attend a Hunters Safety Course, I think it was a 4 day class, about 2 or 3 hours long. (didn't involve any shooting, just...
  15. Thread: Gun Control

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    your right, they were locked up in an insane...

    your right, they were locked up in an insane asylum..
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    same here.. of course my space was cleared for...

    same here.. of course my space was cleared for Top Secret (Tomahawk Equipment Room). We were just careful as to what we'd do with our phones and make sure not to take any photos of any classified...
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    ultimate Carrier model

    not sure if it's been posted before, but DAMN!!

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a15698/perfect-replica-aircraft-supercarrier/
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    it's an awesome feeling to move on board (or in...

    it's an awesome feeling to move on board (or in their case) back onboard ship and start making back into "home".. I did it numerous times in my career in the Navy.
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    I always liked this one.. LOSAT a kinetic kill...

    I always liked this one.. LOSAT a kinetic kill missile..

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  20. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    the problem with the 155's, they are only useful...

    the problem with the 155's, they are only useful for shore bombardment, and not designed for ship to ship combat.
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