The Royal Navy and the UK minister of defense are in an uproar over a handful of broken bolts aboard the nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Vanguard - not because the parts are mission-critical, nor because the problem is difficult to fix, but because ship repair workers attempted to hide the damage and carry on.
HMS Vanguard was in shipyard at Babcock's Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, UK, from 2015 through last year. She was redelivered to the fleet - four years late - in July 2022.
After her return to the fleet, a defect "from work done in the past" was discovered during a routine inspection and was "reported and fixed."
The UK tabloid The Sun reports that the defect in question was a set of "at least seven" sheared bolt heads, found in a fastening system for securing pipe insulation on the coolant system for the vessel's reactor. The workers who installed and damaged the bolts did not remove and replace them; instead, they glued the heads back on.
The bolts were not safety-critical, according to Babcock, and the "repair" did not pose a threat to the vessel or its operations. However, it greatly displeased the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence.
"It’s a disgrace. You can’t cut corners with nuclear," a Royal Navy source told The Sun. "Nuclear standards are never compromised."
The Ukrainian government has revealed it plans to be a full European Union member-state within two years ahead of a historic Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv.
“We have a very ambitious plan to join the European Union within the next two years,” revealed Denys Shmyhal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, in comments to POLITICO.
“So we expect that this year, in 2023, we can already have this pre-entry stage of negotiations,” Shmyhal continued, speaking ahead of a summit between President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government and top eurocrats at the European Commission and the European Council.
The heads of both EU bodies have encouraged Kyiv’s EU ambitions, with Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen saying of Ukraine that “over time, they belong to us. They are one of us and we want them in.”
Council chief Charles Michel, meanwhile, said during a surprise visit to Kyiv that “Ukraine is the EU and the EU is Ukraine,” telling the country’s parliament that “[w]e must spare no effort to turn this promise into reality as fast as we can” and musing on a time when a Ukrainian occupied his post.
The mystery of a shipwreck discovered in 2019 has finally been solved. Researchers studying the site off the coast of southern England discovered that the vessel was a Dutch warship used in “all major battles” of the second Anglo-Dutch war, Historic England announced Friday.
Actor Alec Baldwin was officially charged with involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon over the shooting death in October 2021 of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set of “Rust,” according to court records.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled out a sweeping proposal to protect children from what he called “left-wing gender insanity” by barring chemical and surgical procedures meant to change the sex of confused minors.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a Fox News interview Tuesday evening that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to mess with his mind when Putin allegedly suggested that he could kill Johnson.
The case of double rapist ‘Isla Bryson’, formerly Adam Graham, has shone a spotlight on another trans prisoner in Scotland – a convicted killer who identifies as a baby.
The case of Sophie Eastwood, formerly Daniel Eastwood, has been highlighted by news outlets including the Daily Mail and Daily Express. The story comes as Scotland’s left-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) government, which has been pushing pro-trans legislation, grapples with the case ofIsla Bryson, a tattooed, skinheaded rapist who began dressing in pink and identifying as a woman after being apprehended, and was briefly incarcerated in a woman’s prison.
Eastwood, who is currently serving a “life” sentence for strangling another inmate to death with a pair of shoelaces while serving a sentence for dangerous driving, is held to be an even more ridiculous example of the consequences which have flowed from the woke gender policies of Scotland’s devolved government, progressing from identifying as a woman to identifying as an infant girl, with the authorities at least partial indulgence.
Though held in an institution for males, the killer has reportedly been supplied with a dummy, as pacifiers are typically referred to in British parlance, and, according to the Mail‘s Paul Bracchi, “demands that guards give her nappies [diapers], blend her meals like baby food, and… hold her hand — whenever she leaves her cell.”
Sit back, relax and enjoy a race to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The only question is who will get there first: the EU, NATO, or both.
One may be excused to imagine all sorts of amusement games unrolling at the HQ of the Russian General Staff as The Empire and NATO go literally bonkers. What crazy stunt will they come up with next – short of WWIII?
Here is a delightful put down of NATO’s dementia praecox. Everything so far has failed, from “crippling sanctions” to all sorts of wunderwaffen, while the whole Global South marvels at the exploits of Wagner PMC – now configured as the planet’s top urban fighting machine.
CIA mouthpiece Washington Post duly released how Washington, once again, had the Liver Sausage Chancellor Scholz for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The idea was floated by Secretary of State Tony Blinken: let’s announce we will deliver M1 Abrams to Ukraine in a hazy, unspecified future, thus providing cover for Scholz to release the Leopards now.
More than 200 Palestinians are taking part in a two-day vigil in Khan al-Ahmar, east of al-Quds, to block an Israeli attempt to destroy the village and displace its people, while others have gone on strike in al-Quds’s Jabal Mukabber in protest against home demolitions.
The Palestinian protesters gathered at the entrance of the village to voice their objection to the Israeli ruling and prevent the Israeli army from carrying out the demolition.
According to the Palestinian WAFA news agency, head of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission Muayyad Shaban said that he had called for the two-day vigil on Tuesday, one day before the Israeli Supreme Court was scheduled to issue a ruling on this issue.
Concern over demolishing the village, where 200 people live, half of them children, was heightened following a call by far-right Israeli minister Itamar Ben Gvir to immediately demolish it and kick out its residents.
Khan al-Ahmar, which includes 25 Bedouin communities, has been at risk of demolition by the Israeli authorities for several years.
You can bet your ass on that--they are. Modern tank force, not some assorted variety of subpar vehicles, is very complex in terms of forming, training and fighting. Netcentricity, comms, targeting distribution, objectives' updates (re-designation), night vision, FLIRS and things of this nature. That is why, as an example, Russia has dedicated tank academies, such as Kazan Tank Red Banner Higher Command College (Academy) and used to have the Armour War College, which was converted into the Combined Arms War College. Russians teach their future tank formation commanders really seriously and the full course is 5 years 6 days a week long study. One of the graduates of Kazan College is all known to all of us Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov.
Now, imagine what it takes to shake down a modern... submarine. Modern submarine is a deadly epitome of modern advanced technology and scientific and industrial prowess of the nation. It takes the highest level of military and scientific expertise to operate these advanced machines. Well, but that doesn't intimidate Ukrainian politicians.
Colonel Macgregor, with the exception of his statement on Solzhenitsyn, basically confirms what I was preaching for many years. No, not that Washington is incompetent--this has been a fait accompli for decades now--but that the US is incapable to take on Russia militarily.
But even the title by Judge Napolitano is somewhat misleading: U.S. Not Prepared to take on Russia. The US is not just "not prepared", it cannot physically fight Russia without sustaining catastrophic defeat even if it spends next 30 years preparing for that fight. For starters, the US de-industrialization and societal ills permanently removed it from the largely self-proclaimed status of hegemon. The US will remain an important and influential country if it manages to keep itself intact (if), but, as I already stated, culturally the United States is not a continental military power. I deliberately used the all encompassing, history too, term "culturally", because military affairs of the nation are rooted in culture.
While the drug and chemical industries have attacked and tried to discredit me for years, blatant censorship didn’t begin until 2020, after the outbreak of the COVID pandemic.
For legal and historical purposes, I am sharing a timeline of events with you that document a chain of coordinated events and attacks against me and this website. My first article about the pandemic came out February 4, 2020, in which I predicted that it was a grossly exaggerated threat that would enrich pandemic vaccine makers.
March 8, 2020, I published an interview with bioweapons expert Francis Boyle, Ph.D., in which he warned that SARS-CoV-2 had all the hallmarks of a genetically engineered bioweapon. Boyle was among the first, if not the first, to suspect the outbreak was the result of a lab leak.
While every health authority on the planet insisted there was no treatment, and that patients simply go to the hospital to be placed on mechanical ventilation and die, I interviewed medical experts working on early treatment options and published articles detailing the potential benefits of vitamin D, zinc, quercetin and other nutraceuticals that boost immune function, as well as decades-old drugs like hydroxychloroquine.
I also published the testimony of whistleblowers such as Erin Marie Olszewski, a frontline nurse, who warned that patients were being intentionally killed on ventilators as it quickly proved to be a deadly intervention for COVID-19.
First, some have told me that they don’t trust EXPOSE. I have found some reporting to be spot on, some questionable and I too hold my nose. I do not trust anything I read completely yet the findings point in the direction of the core argument being that the injection is driving infections in the vaccinated. That the unvaccinated is in a way better superior position. We must also always consider the type of underlying research especially as to if they were able to parcel out competing explanations for the behavior of the data. Yet, we need as much evidence as possible and evidence is NOT only RCTs. For poorly done RCTs, are in fact junk science.
The issue here is we share and you the reader can take information and add to the puzzle you are building to make your decisions. I am not censoring. Not because I share something means I kneel at night worshiping it. Never, but in each item, there is always one or several nuggets, small or large.
If you don’t like EXPOSE, tell me firmly and I will place them on the naughty chair. I will still read the work for it is in references too you get to read additional research and background.
All things end, including people pretending to be someone they aren’t and doing something they shouldn’t.
This ending is the case with Kay LeClaire, who, for quite some time, has pretended to be Native American and part of multiple heritages, including Metis, Oneida, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Cuban, and Jewish, according to a report by the New York Post.
Kay LeClaire, aka Katie and Kathryn, is married to Adam Pagenkopf, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin. According to Fox News, Kay LeClaire is also part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison environment. The university awarded LeClaire $5,000 for a 10-week residency with the goal being to develop a “toolkit and curriculum around cultural appropriation.”
The chief investigative counsel for the House January 6 committee concluded that failures by federal law enforcement officials played a significant role in the January 6 riot and if those agencies had simply acted on the intelligence they had before hand, they could have prevented the riot.
Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor, an African American Democrat, has sided with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the governor’s decision to block a woke AP African American Studies course from being taught in the state that was being developed by the College Board.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced this week that he has created a new position in his administration to battle President Joe Biden’s continued illegal immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border.
‘The pilot of a Chicago flight bound for Columbus, Ohio, passed out suddenly after takeoff Saturday evening, prompting a co-pilot to make a return flight back to the airport. The pilot, who was a captain in training for American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air, later died at the hospital, according to reports.’
Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) indicated Tuesday that she has reversed course on her previous opposition to removing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee after she met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) this week.