How Does It Size Up? Big Stick Vs Best Of The British and French

The American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is a true giant of the seas and she’s anchored off the south coast of Britain for a five-day visit. Forces TV takes the opportunity of her stay to look at how the ‘Big Stick’ sizes up to the Royal Navy’s flagship vessels past, present, and future. The USS Theodore Roosevelt 

Source: How Does It Size Up? Big Stick Vs Best Of The British | Forces TV

EXCLUSIVE: The US Supercarrier On The Frontline Against Daesh | Forces TV

Forces TV has gained unique access to the US Navy aircraft carrier on the frontline in the battle against Daesh.  USS Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived last month in the Arabian Gulf and began launching airstrikes across Iraq and Syria.  Simon Newton is the first British journalist to visit the ship, known as ‘Ike’, since those strikes began. In this special report, he talks to those at the forefront of Operation Inherent Resolve. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower: By Numbers Named after the Unites States’ 34th President, who served as a five-star general in the US Army during World War Two, and afterwards as the first Supreme Commander of NATO, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1977.She’s the second of 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers in service, and has been overhauled twice to bring her up to the standards of the ones constructed more recently.Constructed at a cost of $4.5 billion, she weighs 101,600 British tons (113,800 US), is 1,092 feet (333m) long, 244 feet (74m) high and can travel at over 30 knots (35 mph, or 56 km/h).She has an unlimited range over 20–25 years, a ship’s company of 3,200 personnel (as well as a 2,480-strong Air Wing contingent).Protection, meanwhile, comes courtesy of Sea Sparrow and RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles, along with her 90 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Armour is classified.

Source: EXCLUSIVE: The US Supercarrier On The Frontline Against Daesh | Forces TV

SUGAR KAINE ENJOYED SWEET GIFTS AS GOVERNOR

OMG I thought when I left Virginia I was done with this creature that had been a pain in my ass for 10+ years lol
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Some of the gifts Kaine received included an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothing, trips to the NCAA basketball Final Four, as well as travel expenses for political events and conferences. These gifts were provided by his political donors, a major pharmaceutical company and the largest electrical provider in Virginia among others.

New Bedford’s Former Mayor Questions Clinton’s NB Story

From The New Bedford Standard Times April 17, 2015 in an article by Steve Urbon:The idealistic young woman with the long hair and huge eyeglasses had just graduated from Yale Law School, the future holding nothing but potential. But instead of shipping off to a New York or Washington law firm, she joined Marian Wright Edelman’s fledgling Children’s Defense Fund (which Edelman, Yale Law Class of 1963, still leads). Hillary Rodham Clinton apparently would have you believe that, in 1973 she had forgone a career at a lucrative Washington D.C. law firm to instead, serve the public at Yale University’s Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). Possibly but not likely the exact truth..but that’s not the whopper I speak of yet. She seems to have embellished the path which brought her to work for Yale’s CDF. While she did indeed work for the CDF and including among other places, New Bedford in 1973, it seemed more like Plan B than her passion, but this was her fate and it served her well.Hillary Rodham took the exact course typical of ambitious political law school grads out of the Ivy League. It seemed she went for for the big bucks at that dreamy law firm in D.C….but she failed to pass her bar exams in the District of Columbia, instead eventually passed them in Arkansas.In last night’s acceptance speech, Secretary Clinton told a story of her experience on the South Coast of Massachusetts in the City of New Bedford as an attorney for the CDF that didn’t all add up according to my radio colleague Chris McCarthy:“My mother, Dorothy, was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. Sheended up on her own at 14, working as a housemaid. She was saved by the kindness of others.Her first-grade teacher saw she had nothing to eat at lunch and brought extra food to share the entire year. The lesson she passed on to me, years later, stuck with me: No one gets through life alone. We have to look out for each other and lift each other up.And she made sure I learned the words from our Methodist faith: “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.”“So, I went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund, going door-to-door in New Bedford, Mass., on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school.I remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house. She told me how badly she wanted to go to school — it just didn’t seem possible in those days. And I couldn’t stop thinking of my mother and what she’d gone through as a child.It became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. You need both understanding and action.So we gathered facts. We built a coalition. And our work helped convince Congress to ensure access to education for all students with disabilities.”Of all the mill cities in all the world..she had to pick on ours? As  Chris McCarthy observed, “this story has B.S. written all over it”. I was coming to WBSM a bit late from my Boston Herald Radio appearance earlier this morning and by the time I had pulled into the parking lot at 10:07 a.m., Chris opened the show and had already impeached the WHOLE Hillary whale of a story (New Bedford is known as the Whaling City). Now, Chris is extremely sharp and the local reference in her story caught his attention as he watched her speak last night. We hashed over the odds of plausibility and possibilities over the next two hours. When we departed, I decided to investigate. You may see Chris on national tv later on this weekend or next week. Who knows?Here’s what I learned; The Mayor of New Bedford in 1973 was a guy I happen to know, Mayor John Markey (81 years old and a lifelong Democrat now living in Dartmouth, MA). Mayor Markey is also a retired judge and a man whose credibility and character are beyond reproach. “Jack” as he is known, is eligible for both court and municipal pensions but only accepts one. All he has had to do for decades now is sign a piece of paper. He is not one to “double dip”. I called Jack and asked him a few questions about handicap services in 1973 at the New Bedford Public Schools, including wheelchair accessibility.“I took over as Mayor in January of 1973. We had a budget for vans with drivers and provided services to students with disabilities. It was Tremblay Bus. They would pick them up and drop them off at their homes. Now, they may not have been able to go to the local neighborhood school, depending on whether or not the schools were accessible for wheelchairs and may have had to drive uptown or somewhere in the city but there were many schools then which could and did accommodate our handicapped students in wheelchairs”.“In fact, we had a local guy (Katz) who was a paraplegic, injured in a diving accident who came to my office many times to advocate for the disabled and I actually spent an entire day in 1973 in a wheelchair to better understand the challenges they face everyday. Soon

Source: New Bedford’s Former Mayor Questions Clinton’s NB Story

Soaring Chicago Gun Violence Amid ‘Toughest Gun Laws’ Crushes Clinton Narrative For More ‘Controls’, by Tyler Durden

In continued defiance of the Democrat narrative calling for stricter gun laws, Chicago’s homicide problem just keeps getting worse despite gun laws that are already among the most restrictive in the country. If fact, even the New York Times described Chicago’s gun laws as some of the “toughest restrictions,” saying:

Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.

Data compiled the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute revealed that homicide rates in Chicago increased to 18.81 per 100,000 in 2015 vs. 17.64 in 2010, a 7% increase. That’s compared to a 6% decline for the United States overall for the same period and over 4x the national average. In fact, at 18.81 homicides per 100,000, Chicago would be ranked as the 201st most dangerous country out of the 218 countries tracked by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Preventing law-abiding citizens from owning and carrying guns for their own defense increases rather than decreases gun violence. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

In continued defiance of the Democrat narrative calling for stricter gun laws, Chicago’s homicide problem just keeps getting worse despite gun laws that are already among the most restrictive in the country. If fact, even the New York Times described Chicago’s gun laws as some of the “toughest restrictions,” saying:

Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let…

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