Construction Has Started on This Deadly U.S. Navy Ship

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding has started construction of the U.S. Navy’s third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, which will be called Enterprise (CVN-80). CVN-80 will be the ninth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Enterprise, a lineage that has included legendary vessels such as the World War II-era CV-6 and the nuclear-powered CVN-65.

To kickoff the start of construction, Newport News workers began by cutting the 35-ton steel plate, which will eventually form part of the new carrier. “With this ship, we will ‘boldly go where no one has gone before,’” HII Newport News Shipbuilding president Jennifer Boykin said. “She will be built using digital technology rather than traditional paper work packages and drawings. We will build more of this ship indoors, in new facilities so that our people have more opportunities to work under cover and out of the weather. CVN 80 will revolutionize how we build ships, just as her predecessor, CVN 65—the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier—revolutionized our industry.”

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/construction-has-started-deadly-us-navy-ship-22110

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The Old Rugged Cross with Video!!

Kristi Ann's Haven

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On a hill far away stood an old rugged Cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old Cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

Refrain

So I’ll cherish the old rugged Cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged Cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged Cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His Glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

Refrain

In that old rugged Cross, stained with Blood so Divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old Cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

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To the old rugged Cross…

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When the Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, by James Howard Kunstler

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

James Howard Kunstler posits all sorts of dire after effects from Hurricane Harvey, none of which seem implausible. From Kunstler at kunstler.com:

It remains to be seen what the impact will be from Mother Nature putting the nation’s fourth largest city out-of-business. And for how long? It’s possible that Houston will never entirely recover from Hurricane Harvey. The event may exceed the physical damage that Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans. It may bankrupt large insurance companies and dramatically raise the risk of doing business anywhere along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the USA — or at least erase the perceived guarantee that losses are recoverable. It may even turn out to be the black swan that reveals the hyper-fragility of a US-driven financial system.

Houston also happens to be the center of the US oil industry. Offices can be moved elsewhere, of course, but not so easily the…

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Ohio Wants to Clean Up Its Voter Rolls. Why Are Democrats So Up in Arms?

Give Me Liberty

H/T The Daily Signal.

The DemocRats do not want voter roll cleaned up because some of these voters could be dead and voting DemocRat.

When Republicans went to the White House early in Barack Obama’s presidency to negotiate specifics of an economic stimulus bill, Obama reminded them that his policy preferences must prevail because “elections have consequences.”

“At the end of the day, I won,” he told them. “So, I think on that one, I trump you.”

Of course, when he said that, Obama couldn’t possibly have foreseen the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, but seldom has an election been more consequential.

That elections have consequences was further underscored when Trump rightly reversed course on a misinterpretation of a 1993 law by the previous administration. That law, the National Voter Registration Act, reformed the nation’s voter registration process.

Americans need an alternative to the mainstream media. But this can’t…

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South Carolina governor wants no refugees from six countries named in Trump travel ‘ban’

Refugee Resettlement Watch

So what!

The feds will do what they want to do as most Republican governors have figured out already.  And, since Trump’s State Department is still being run by the pro-more-refugees bureaucrats, does anyone really think they will give a ‘rats rear end’ about the wishes of a governor from a former (gasp!) Confederate state.

trump-mcmaster Now, if Governor McMaster picked up the phone and called the Prez about his concerns about refugees then that would really be something to brag about (and might even accomplish something)!

And, one more thing (or maybe two!)… I wish these state pols would learn more about the program.  First, we don’t take refugees from Yemen (maybe a tiny handful over the years) and most Iranians coming are Christians.  Then consider the countries of great concern for sending potential troublemakers—Afghanistan, Iraq and Burma—which are not among the six!

I just told you yesterday that we…

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Why Are Unions Against the Right-to-Work?

Dr. Robert Owens Chronicles the History of the Future

I come from a union family.  I grew up in a union home.  The good pay and benefits gained by one of America’s greatest unions provided for my room and board every day that I lived at home.  My father and my uncles were all proud union members.  My brother and some of my best friends spent their entire careers as union workers and the unions are providing them with generous pensions and great benefits.  I myself was at one time the Vice President of an International Union.  For all of this I am grateful.

The right to organize is a time honored American tradition and one that I believe is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right…

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