Sunday, April 11, 2010



Al Qaeda would likely use Nukes if they acquired them??? you come up with this all by yourself??

That is why we need to defend our country, stop the "world apology tour" and get back to a strong defensive posture with those in our world who support terrorism.....

Pull your head out of your arse, President Doofus and join the "real world" is a bad place at times and those who would use terrorism to influence others must be caught and brought to justice.

Stop apologizing for our country being the "last best hope for the rest of world..." - WE, the defenders of freedom, (unlike our CIC who never served), who wore the uniform of our nation and defended the freedom you enjoy, have NOTHING to be sorry for....

We know the price of freedom because we have paid for it in full.


Obama: Al Qaeda Would Use Nukes If Possible
President Hosts Representatives From 47 Countries To Craft Global Agreement

If al Qaeda acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunday on the eve of a summit aimed at finding ways to secure the world's nuclear stockpile."The single biggest threat to U.S. security, both short-term, medium-term and long-term, would be the possibility of a terrorist organization obtaining a nuclear weapon,"

Obama said. "This is something that could change the security landscape in this country and around the world for years to come.""If there was ever a detonation in New York City, or London, or Johannesburg, the ramifications economically, politically and from a security perspective would be devastating," the president said."We know that organizations like Al Qaeda are in the process of trying to secure nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction, and would have no compunction at using them," Obama said.

The Nuclear Security Summit of more than 40 world leaders in Washington this week is aimed at securing "loose nuclear material," Obama said. He was holding one-on-one meetings Sunday with several of those leaders.He said other world leaders have offered "very specific approaches to how we can solve this profound international problem."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thermal-energy product can help improve performance of bomb-sniffing dogs

GOOD STUFF - Helping Military Dogs do their job better !!

Military finds use for local chemist’s invention
Thermal-energy product can help improve performance of bomb-sniffing dogs
By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer
Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 3:30 a.m

TUSCALOOSA Bomb-sniffing dogs used by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan have become more effective thanks to research developed on the University of Alabama campus.

Inventor and chemist Rusty Sutterlin created a thermal-energy product that can be used in textiles to help keep body temperatures at a desired level.

The material has been used in vests that the military puts on its bomb-

sniffing dogs.

Sutterlin developed his product and other inventions at the University of

Alabama’s AIME Building, which houses a technology incubator that helps entrepreneurs develop new technologies and then bring those technologies to market.

AIME, which stands for Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs, held a Friday open house at which investors and businesspeople interested in the developing technologies got to hear and see some of the work being done at the technology incubator.

Sutterlin said the thermal-energy products use similar dynamics to ice. Ice melts as it absorbs the heat around it, he said. Ice forms as it absorbs the cold around it.

Based on that observation, Sutterlin developed a thermal-energy product that could absorb outside heat in hot conditions and outside cold in cool conditions.

The material is incorporated into vests for the Army’s dogs and can be used in clothing, too.

Terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan realized the Army’s bomb-sniffing dogs became less effective during the heat of the day, he said. When dogs get hot, they pant and their ability to effectively sniff out explosives diminishes.

The terrorists thus could gain an advantage during that time. But the special vests have countered that threat by keeping the dogs cool and better able to do their jobs, he said.

The material also can be used in thermal mugs to keep coffee at its most desired temperature, as well as in liquor and wine bottles. Other uses for the material include clothing, packaging and even insulating buildings where the goal would be to keep interiors at a consistent temperature while reducing heating and air conditioning costs.

Sutterlin has licensed the use of some of his patented thermal-energy developments through Entropy Solutions, which incorporates the technology into marketable products.

He has other young research companies in the incubator, including one that is working on converting algae and pond scum into jet fuel.

Sutterlin, a native of Gardendale in northern Jefferson County, received a bachelor’s degree from Troy State University (now Troy University) and did his graduate studies at the University of Missouri. He said he started in a technology incubator in Missouri but chose to move his work to UA’s incubator.

“I am from Alabama and this is my home,” he said.

He said he also has found UA to be more friendly and encouraging in helping the high-tech start-ups in its incubator.

UA is competitive in its cost, he said.

Sutterlin, whose start-up research companies operate as Sutterlin Research, rents two laboratories in the AIME building, where he conducts his research. Being on campus also allows him to get advice and help from faculty members and researchers, plus hire students whose career interests complement the research.

Dan Daly, director of AIME, said the goal of the technology incubator is to help the start-up companies whose discoveries will be in the products of the future.

The incubator companies will have few employees but need help to grow.

The goal is that the company will outgrow the incubator and seek a larger facility for its work and increased staff.

“Our interest is for helping in economic development, so we want them to stay in Alabama, preferably in Tuscaloosa,” Daly said.

Sutterlin agreed with that philosophy. He said he saw no need to go to cities like New York or Chicago to develop technology.

“We have a fine pool of researchers right here at the university and around the state that we can pull from,” he said.
Copyright © 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Saw this coming...VOLCKER: Taxes likely to rise eventually to tame deficit

Not that I hold an MBA in Economics, But maybe, (maybe) we should lower spending?
If you do that, we could live within a budget.....maybe?

Not that anyone in President Doofus' administration is trying to do, that would be wrong.

Volcker: Taxes likely to rise eventually to tame deficit

Tue Apr 6, 2010 7:57pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States should consider raising taxes to help bring deficits under control and may need to consider a European-style value-added tax, White House adviser Paul Volcker said on Tuesday.

Volcker, answering a question from the audience at a New York Historical Society event, said the value-added tax "was not as toxic an idea" as it has been in the past and also said a carbon or other energy-related tax may become necessary.

Though he acknowledged that both were still unpopular ideas, he said getting entitlement costs and the U.S. budget deficit under control may require such moves. "If at the end of the day we need to raise taxes, we should raise taxes," he said.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Here's a list about common words/phrases that Sailors use which may not translate well to those not in the Navy.

Just as a Caveat, there may be harsh language contained in these definitions, but then again, we sometimes swear like Sailors. Figure out where that one came from....

SAILOR: Kiss my ass
ENGLISH: Roger, I'll be happy to do that for you

SAILOR: F&%king waaaaaa
ENGLISH: I'm sorry to hear about your problem, any way I can help?

ENGLISH: Bathroom

SAILOR: Scuttlebut
ENGLISH: Drinking fountain or a rumor


SAILOR: Overhead
ENGLISH: Ceiling

SAILOR: Bulkhead

SAILOR: Are you f&$king serious?
ENGLISH: So you knew this was due today 4 days ago? No problem, I'll get on it.

SAILOR: I'm going to choke the s&%t out of you.
ENGLISH: Perhaps I wasn't clear, let me explain further and answer your question.

SAILOR: Who puked in the warming trays?
ENGLISH: Wow, dinner looks interesting.

SAILOR: Come here, turn around, and let me slap you in the back of the head.
ENGLISH: You're assertion is wrong, let me correct you.

SAILOR: Five and dime
ENGLISH: Watch schedule consisting of 5 hours on watch, 10 hours off watch.

SAILOR: Port and Stupid
ENGLISH: Watch rotation consisting of 6 hours on watch, 6 hours off watch.

SAILOR: Port/Starboard
ENGLISH: Left/Right respectively

SAILOR: Soup Sandwich
ENGLISH: Out of standards, substandard

SAILOR: All f&%ked up.
ENGLISH: Out of the norm, most Obama supporters.

SAILOR: Sloppy bag of guts
ENGLISH: Overweight

SAILOR: Mandatory Fun
ENGLISH: Recreational event in which attendance is required, not optional.

SAILOR: Climb in my tree for a few
ENGLISH: Go to sleep for a while

SAILOR: Down for maintenance, In the bag, In the pit, 10 toes vertical

SAILOR: Who's dumbass idea was that?
ENGLISH: Well maybe there's a better way.

SAILOR: Did your parents have any children that lived?
ENGLISH: Your idea/performance could be improved.

SAILOR: Tag, you're it
ENGLISH: The responsibility is now yours.

SAILOR: You better remember who you're talking to ass wipe.
ENGLISH: Your tone could be more respectful when dealing with a Senior.

SAILOR: Piss poor planning on your part doesn't constitute an emergency on mine
ENGLISH: Perhaps you should have thought of this sooner, now I can't help.

SAILOR: Go ahead and give me your chit so I can wipe my ass with it.
ENGLISH: Perhaps this document will not be approved and your request is denied.

SAILOR: Liberty
ENGLISH: Time off


SAILOR: Go pi$$ up a rope
ENGLISH: I can't do that for you

ENGLISH: Working in an elevated position

SAILOR: Stand by for incoming fire
ENGLISH: I'm now going to correct you in a loud tone of voice

ENGLISH: Jet fuel, also can describe coffee that's a bit strong

SAILOR: This is a f&%king catastrophe
ENGLISH: We are all out of coffee at the moment

SAILOR: Scuttle
ENGLISH: To sink a ship, also an emergency hatch

SAILOR: Monkey s&%t
ENGLISH: Sticky substance used to make seams water tight

SAILOR: Deck Ape
ENGLISH: A Boatswain's Mate. A person responsible for lines, rigging, painting, and maintaining the deck equipment and exterior of the ship.

SAILOR: Pecker Checker
ENGLISH: Ship's medical personnel

SAILOR: Ladder
ENGLISH: Stair well


ENGLISH: Steel braided cable (figure that one out!!)

SAILOR: What the hell are you babbling about?
ENGLISH: I never got the document/message in question

SAILOR: This s&%t is like herding cats
ENGLISH: You're performing in a disorganized manner

SAILOR: Heave out
ENGLISH: Get out of bed

SAILOR: Bilge Rats
ENGLISH: Personnel working in engineering/propulsion spaces

SAILOR: Stupid Ground Pounders
ENGLISH: US Army personnel (sorry honey!)

SAILOR: Jarheads
ENGLISH: Marines

SAILOR: Chair Force
ENGLISH: Air Force

ENGLISH: Sailor, this is actually complimentary if WE use it on each other

SAILOR: Thanks, you just torpedoed my ass
ENGLISH: You've ensured I'll receive all the blame

SAILOR: Butt Shark
ENGLISH: Kiss up

SAILOR: Get out of my kool aid if you don't know the flavor dumb ass
ENGLISH: If you aren't sure what I'm referring to, perhaps you can abstain from the conversation.
SAILOR: Smokers
ENGLISH: Boxing on the flight deck, good way to get rid of stress

ENGLISH: Plan of the day, we call it Plan of Deception because it's NEVER right

ENGLISH: 1 step below God in the US Navy

SAILOR: Ensign
ENGLISH: Lowest ranking officer, or the American Flag when flown on a ship

SAILOR: Captain
ENGLISH: The CO of a ship (regardless of rank) or an officer of the O-6 paygrade, equal to a Colonel in the Army.

SAILOR: Death by Power Point
ENGLISH: Instructional class room presentation


SAILOR: Deployment Queen
ENGLISH: A woman who is much more attractive than normal simply because you're out at sea (normally ugly)

SAILOR: Get out of my f%&*ing sight
ENGLISH: Perhaps you should go elsewhere for the moment

Happy Easter ! A message of Hope, Rebirth & Faith

Happy Easter !

It was nine years ago on Easter 2001 that I sent the enclosed message to my son James who was out to sea on the carrier USS John C. Stennis, CVN-74.

Easter was my Mother's favorite holiday and to her it was the message of hope, rebirth & faith that made it special. Enclosed is the message I sent my son, and I send you with best wishes from Kandahar.All here is well and I will be traveling home for R&R in 2 weeks.

Happy Easter !

COPY of E-mail sent Easter 2001

Happy Easter! My son - It was too much for the Easter Bunny to swim out to meet your ship, but I want to wish you a Happy Easter - Like other holidays, I think Easter has gotten too far from what the true meaning of what it is really about - We are truly blessed with God's love - We are not together on this day, but we know you are safe - We are together in spirit, and united in our faith - The Lord has watched over us, and has guarded us through the past years - and He will be there as our Shepard as we go forward into an uncertain future -

We are very proud of the sacrifice you make to protect us each day - It is a honorable and noble cause to fight for our country & our way of life - In a world where our way of life and faith is under siege, we must continue to hold on to our faith, courage and honor - It is what separates us from the cowardly and despicable bastards that murder innocents in God's name - We will fight these villains, and Justice will prevail -

Enclosed is a passage from John 20:1-18 - it tells the story of the discovery of the Resurrection - Know that we await your safe return, and hope that your time will pass quickly -

We love & miss you - We are truly blessed by Jesus' & God's love.

Love -


John 20:1-18

20:1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.

20:2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."

20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb.

20:4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

20:5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.

20:6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there,

20:7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.

20:8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;

20:9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

20:10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

20:11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb;

20:12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet.

20:13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."

20:14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.

20:15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."

20:16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher).

20:17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

20:18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Friday, April 2, 2010

50th B-Day Celebration in Kandahar

Middleboro Jones got to celebrate his 50th Birthday in Kandahar. Not so much by choice but due to the necessity of the mission....I am honored to have good friends who provided me a good time and many well wishes....I am blessed with a wealth of good "shipmates" and thank the Lord for his kindness and allowing me 50 good if him and I can negotiate terms for the next 50, I'll be just fine with that.