Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by First Shirt » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Why does this remind me of the Carter years?
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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:03 am

First Shirt wrote:Why does this remind me of the Carter years?
Because history may not repeat, but it sure the hell rhymes.
Watergate didn't have a body count.

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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:05 am

First Shirt wrote:Why does this remind me of the Carter years?
Bingo. Just what I was thinking.

More like the first year of Reagan though if we're lucky.
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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:37 am

"The Guncounter: More fun than a barrel of tattooed knife-fighting chain-smoking monkey butlers with drinking problems and excessive gambling debts!"

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic;" Justice Story

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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 pm

"pour encourager les autres"
"The Guncounter: More fun than a barrel of tattooed knife-fighting chain-smoking monkey butlers with drinking problems and excessive gambling debts!"

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic;" Justice Story

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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by Steamforger » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:03 pm

He'll probably retire into a cushy consulting gig with Ingalls or Bath.

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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by Vonz90 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:17 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/01/na ... s-say.html

Piss poor does not even begin to describe it.

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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by 308Mike » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:25 am

Check out what Kirk Lippold (former skipper of the USS Cole when it was attacked) has to say on the issue - and he has some VERY valid points (as usual)!! He's also on Facecrook (Facebook) under his real name. If you're prior military, ask to be his Friend - he's a straight-up guy, and if he would have been a Marine, I would have loved to work for the guy!!

YMMV!!
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Re: Another bad day for the Navy, this time off Singapore

Post by D5CAV » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:21 pm

US Navy report:

https://news.usni.org/2017/11/01/uss-fi ... ion-report

Failure of leadership
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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