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2021-10-21 Government Corruption
USS Bonhomme Richard Fire: A Long Chain of Failures...
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Posted by M. Murcek 2021-10-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [179 views ]  Top

#1 But none of them could do so, because it would have meant someone else was not doing his job. And that would have made him look bad. And that must never be allowed.

So these things will continue to happen.
Posted by Omomolet Phutch9064 2021-10-21 02:51||   2021-10-21 02:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Conn singled out 36 individuals, including five admirals, who were responsible for the loss of the ship due to either their actions on July 12 or lack of oversight leading up to the alleged arson.

Hey, this Navy isn't going to diversify itself.

Bonhomme? Assuming pronouns and deciding what is 'good" is a little exclusionist.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-10-21 11:03||   2021-10-21 11:03|| Front Page Top

#3 It's named after Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac . Franklin was a representative of the American rebel government in France.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-10-21 12:15||   2021-10-21 12:15|| Front Page Top

#4 Just this morning I finished reading Ian Toll's 'Six Frigates: the Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy.' I really learned a lot about a most important and least taught period of our history - the Quasi-war with France, the Barbary pirate campaign, the War of 1812: 'Old Ironsides' is a lot more significant than just an old ship on display, but we don't even learn the significance when we read the exhibits, which is sad.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-10-21 13:37||   2021-10-21 13:37|| Front Page Top

#5 It's hard to imagine how the USN is going to win any engagements "West of Wake" when you see top-down pooch-screwing like this.

Different ship, different circumstances, but when the terrible fire broke on on the Forrestal in 1967, Chief Gerald Farrier was fighting the fire 54 seconds after it broke out. He lost his life and didn't stop the fire, but he knew his duty and did it without hesitation.
Posted by Matt 2021-10-21 14:31||   2021-10-21 14:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Great book; the burning of The Philadelphia is epic.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-10-21 15:37||   2021-10-21 15:37|| Front Page Top

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