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Private vs. Public

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.   A while back I did an article on the state of Naval maintenance, and the condition of the public shipyards.  Well, I apparently struck a nerve, on a couple individuals that work for beltway bandits, because they screamed bloody murder. As a result, I’m going to revisit it. Oh,…

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Merry Christmas

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.   Hey, pull up a chair, have some eggnog.  If you don’t like eggnog, the coffee pot’s over there, and the booze is by the microwave, have some.   You know, I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but it seems like every damn year, someone creates an existential…

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Maintenance Woes

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.   Let’s talk about maintenance.  Ships need constant repair, and submarines, due to operating in the most hostile environment known to man, need it more than anything but a Carrier (Carriers because we are working them to damn death, due to not having enough of them, thanks again Obama!)…

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Military Folly

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.   Company, SEATS.  We’re going to talk about military fuckups today folks.  Up above you see what’s left of the Royal Norwegian Frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad.   Yet another collision at sea, this one calm weather, just before dawn.  Radio transcriptions say the Ingstad said they had it “Under…