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

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.

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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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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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