USS Lexington – Fleet Marine Detachment on flight deck after of Island, note the twin mount 8” gun battery. As with many aircraft carriers of its era (British, Japanese and American), it started life as a heavy cruiser.
Period photograph aboard the USS Mohican ca 1880s. There was no high year tenure for those sailors. It wasn’t “up or out.” It was a very different navy.
David Freund and John King are sitting on their ditty boxes, Gilbert H. Purdy has his foot on a barrel- tube while his companion is sitting on it. – Funny thing, they used the spone/rammer as a washing line.
Retro Review (VM, from the past)
A few definitions and observations
A model is a scheme, that is, a set of explanations about nature.
If the model is speculation, it is called a hypothesis. If there is firm confirmatory evidence, it is called a theory.
The part of a theoretical model which reduces a part of observed nature to an equation, or a ratio, or a principle, it is called a law of nature. Example: Newton’s Third Law of Motion. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Gauss’s Law.
Climate change and the tax necessary to tackle it is not a law of nature. It’s a scam.
Meme of the Day
The Wall – Tear it Down?
The states of Arizona and Montana are trying to block new regulations under the Biden Administration that would stop most deportations of illegal immigrants.
“If asked about the poorest policy choice I’ve ever seen in government, this would be a strong contender, blindly releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading COVID-19 into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law. This must be stopped now to avoid a dangerous humanitarian crisis for the immigrants and the people of Arizona.” – Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, Arizona
The Attorneys General for the two states say Mexican drug cartels activity have been escalating since the end of 2020 because the cartels expected that President Biden would have a “hands off” attitude regarding the border.
Read the lawsuit here. It asks the court to declare the Biden administration policy illegal and unenforceable.
The Future Population
(LifeSiteNews) – A doctor told CNN that nobody should be “surprised” to see reports of “multiple people dying” at long-term care facilities a day or two after having received the COVID vaccination.
Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, told CNN last week that the COVID-19 vaccines have not been tested on the “frail elderly.”
“Since they haven’t been studied in people in those populations, we don’t know how well the vaccine will work for them. We know that most vaccines don’t work nearly as well in a frail elderly person as they would in someone who is fit and vigorous, even if they happen to be the same age,” said Moore.
Moore said that Americans need to be prepared for reports about the elderly dying “a day or two” after receiving the vaccine jab, adding that such deaths are a “normal occurrence” that may have nothing to do with the vaccine since such people “die frequently.”
“We would not at all be surprised to see, coincidentally, vaccination happening and then having someone pass away a short time after they receive a vaccine, not because it has anything to do with the vaccination but just because that’s the place where people at the end of their lives reside,” Moore said.
“One of the things we want to make sure people understand is that they should not be unnecessarily alarmed if there are reports, once we start vaccinating, of someone or multiple people dying within a day or two of their vaccination who are residents of a long-term care facility. That would be something we would expect, as a normal occurrence, because people die frequently in nursing homes,” Moore added.