The captioned wolf is Lucifer (also referred to as “Tex”). Lucifer is a British wolfit (howls with a Nottingham accent), belonging to our fellow blogger, Juliette.
SEND THE LCS
The US Navy may have found a use for the Littoral Combat Ships. Keep in mind that they are essentially worthless in combat against an enemy navy, but against the boats and ships used by drug cartels, they can be effective, and their helicopters can expand the footprint of an LCS searching the Pacific or Caribbean.
They have been sent like a swarm, supported by larger destroyers, into the ocean to search for drug ships, low profile “drug submarines” that are not technically submarines. Just purpose built low profile craft, usually propelled by a diesel engine.
I hope that going forward the LCS can find value in being more than a ship with a radar reflector attached to attract incoming missiles (designated target/bullet sponge).
LIFE AS A FEATHER MERCHANT
From the front lines of selling COVID-19 tests and PPE…
The US is slowly starting to get the message. Globalstrategiesmedical.com is selling to countries other than the US primarily because the product moves quickly and for the most part, US government entities require tons of red tape. If India will buy quickly, India gets the wares. Same with anyplace else.
USGOV put the word out that it is buying ventilators at 2019 prices only…and how many of the world’s supply will go to the US? None. I saw on a press briefing that USGOV will pay $25K for a ventilator. My COST on an SH300 is almost $50K. An S1100A ventilator at COST, FOB China is nearly $60K. Somebody needs to wake up or be content with not having orders filled. I’d love to buy gold at 1978 prices too, but nobody will sell me gold for $200 oz.
I’ve been doing this for a week now and it’s crazy, but it’s very interesting.