News: Vets For Peace historic vessel departs Hawaii

Blue Crab

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Why are you so abrasive?
No shit.  If AJ would bother to read our posts, he'd realize that 97% of us caucus with the Ds, not the Rs. But he's not here for discussion. Nor are these voyagers on anything but a fool's errand. The nuclear die was cast long ago. And AJ's homework assignments to this group of intellectual superiors is spitting dead to windward. 

 

AJ Oliver

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Anyway, I gave you an opportunity to make your case re Rickover and you didn't.

You quote Carter not Rickover.
You are about half right . .   but Rickover did say this directly . . 

So then what sense does it make for people to work on weapons systems that will end human life ?? 

CONGRESSMAN: What do you think is the - is the - is the prospect, then, for nuclear war?

AD RICKOVER: Well I think we'll probably destroy ourselves. 

 

AJ Oliver

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Left wing crazies:  Calls those who disagree "National Socialists" 
To repeat, if a person adheres to the Big Lie or supports Drumph, they are of the Reich. 

According to this principle, much as I dislike Liz Cheney, she would not be a Reichista. 

I hope that clarifies things for you. 

 

AJ Oliver

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I don't pay much attention to the whims and whining of politicians so the latest "evolved" opinions of McNamara and Perry don't interest me.
Well then, how about this gentleman ?  SAC Commander and Four Star General Lee Butler  . . 

who single-handedly de-alerted many US nukes . .  

https://www.scu.edu/mcae/architects-of-peace/Butler/essay.html

So in those three years I did what I could to cancel all of the strategic nuclear modernization programs in my jurisdiction, which totaled $40 billion. I canceled every single one of them. I recommended to the president that we take bombers off nuclear alert for the first time in thirty years, and we did. I recommended that we accelerate the retirement of all systems designed to be terminated in present and future arms control agreements, and we did. We accelerated the retirement of the Minuteman II force. We shrank the nuclear warplanes of the United States by 75 percent. By the time I left my responsibilities, those 12,500 targets had been reduced to 3,000. If I'd had my way and I'd been there a while longer, I would have worked to reduce them to zero. Ultimately I recommended the disestablishment of my command. I took down its flag with my own hands.

 
You are about half right . .   but Rickover did say this directly . . 

So then what sense does it make for people to work on weapons systems that will end human life ?? 

CONGRESSMAN: What do you think is the - is the - is the prospect, then, for nuclear war?

AD RICKOVER: Well I think we'll probably destroy ourselves. 
Had there been a nuclear war he would have been correct.

Notice he said nothing about wishing we didn't invent them as you claimed he did.

Back to Captain Roger's, there is nothing on the internet about his navy career?

Do you have his bio? I am particularly interested in what boat he commanded and when. Should be easy to find but......................?

 

AJ Oliver

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You brought it up as fact not anyone else.
Well, you nit-picked on Rickover, so I think I'm justified in thinking you will nit-pick on Rogers too. 

This direct quote from Rickover strongly suggests that he would rather that nukes not be around, 

unless you think he WANTED us to destroy ourselves. 

Well I think we'll probably destroy ourselves. 

 

Blue Crab

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Anyone else notice the origin of this bit of ancient history  AJ's latest ballistic missile missive?
 
http://scu.edu/images/scu-logo-base.gif  The Jesuit university in Silicon Valley The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
 
The Markkula Center's logo featured on its blog page: 
 
Religion's Non-Taxable Open Hand of God
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Wouldn't it be great if the world would stop for a second or two so we could get the Ruskies, and Iranians, and the Jews, and the NKoreans, and the Brits and the French, the Arabs, the Indians, the Pakistanis, and the Chinese, the Turks, the arms dealers, 4Chan, and all the other dirty rotten bastards to stop trying to kill everyone else? Should we all join hands and pray on it? What would Jesus do? 
 
Here's a 2021 list of countries with nuke weapons. I'd wager there are many many tactical nukes under cover.
         Russia, 6,375 nuclear warheads


But hey, let's go on a cruise of the Great Loop in a sailboat to bring awareness to Americans.

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Well, you nit-picked on Rickover, so I think I'm justified in thinking you will nit-pick on Rogers too. 

This direct quote from Rickover strongly suggests that he would rather that nukes not be around, 

unless you think he WANTED us to destroy ourselves. 

Well I think we'll probably destroy ourselves. 
Nit-picked?

Justified?

You claimed Rickover said something that I never heard of him saying.

I asked you for a link and you said you would provide one or apologize. So far you have offered only hearsay and speculation.

Having nuclear power does not mean there will be nuclear war as your cult assumes. Rickover spoke directly. He acknowledged that humans might do something sub-human but I did not read him saying that he wished nuclear power had not been invented.

As for your mysterious submarine commander, he remains elusive.

For comparison I searched for my two submarine commanders from 1967-1971, Captain Walter A. Brooks USN and Captain Warren Chase USN.

Nothing especially remarkable about them but they both came up.

I then searched for Captain Tom Rogers USN.

Two came up but neither served in submarines or was prior enlisted.

It's like he never existed.

Curious.

 
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Sail4beer

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Nit-picked?

Justified?

You claimed Rickover said something that I never heard of him saying.

I asked you for a link and you said you would provide one or apologize. So far you have offered only hearsay and speculation.

Having nuclear power does not mean there will be nuclear war as your cult assumes. Rickover spoke directly. He acknowledged that humans might do something sub-human but I did not read him saying that he wished nuclear power had not been invented.

As for your mysterious submarine commander, he remains elusive.

For comparison I searched for my two submarine commanders from 1967-1971, Captain Walter A. Brooks USN and Captain Warren Chase USN.

Nothing especially remarkable about them but they both came up.

I then searched for Captain Tom Rogers USN.

Two came up but neither served in submarines or was prior enlisted.

It's like he never existed.

Curious.
Ever heard of stolen valor?

 

Monkey

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Nit-picked?

Justified?

You claimed Rickover said something that I never heard of him saying.

I asked you for a link and you said you would provide one or apologize. So far you have offered only hearsay and speculation.

Having nuclear power does not mean there will be nuclear war as your cult assumes. Rickover spoke directly. He acknowledged that humans might do something sub-human but I did not read him saying that he wished nuclear power had not been invented.

As for your mysterious submarine commander, he remains elusive.

For comparison I searched for my two submarine commanders from 1967-1971, Captain Walter A. Brooks USN and Captain Warren Chase USN.

Nothing especially remarkable about them but they both came up.

I then searched for Captain Tom Rogers USN.

Two came up but neither served in submarines or was prior enlisted.

It's like he never existed.

Curious.
I certainly can’t say it’s not true, but in every book I’ve ever read involving Rickover, his anti-nuke stance was only that it had no business as a land based power plant. 

 

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