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Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea


gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.

The U.S. Navy confirmed the incident on Tuesday, accusing China’s navy of conducting an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver” that nearly led to a collision as the U.S. destroyer was underway “in the vicinity” of Gaven Reef in the Spratly Islands on Sunday, September 30.

According to a Navy spokesman, during the incident, the Chinese warship “approached within 45 yards of Decatur’s bow, after which Decatur maneuvered to prevent a collision.”

As was reported over the weekend, the USS Decatur on Sunday conducted the U.S. Navy’s latest freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, coming within 12 nautical miles of the Gaven and Johnson Reefs claimed by China.

China issued a statement Tuesday accusing the U.S. of violating its “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea islands. “We strongly urge the U.S. side to immediately correct its mistake and stop such provocative actions to avoid undermining China-U.S. relations and regional peace and stability,” a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday in a statement.


45yds (135ft) is pretty close given the lengths of the ships involved are only 500(ish) ft long!
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Wed Oct 3, 2018, 05:15 PM (4 replies)

Exclusive: Pic of GOP Senators during recess from Kavanaugh hearing:

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sun Sep 30, 2018, 07:21 AM (8 replies)

It's like Neidermeyer joined Delta House...

That's Kav the Cad in his college years.

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 05:43 PM (3 replies)

Looters raid Family Dollar, police pull back at management request


While thousands of people struggle to overcome the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence, citizens in Wilmington broke into the closed Family Dollar Saturday on Greenfield Street to steal anything they could find.

WECT reporter Chelsea Donovan arrived Friday to find dozens of people carrying items back to the public housing community Houston Moore.

"When we came over the hill on Greenfield Street, you could just see people everywhere," Chelsea Donovan said.

Donovan and another WECT employee walked to the front entrance and back exit of the store at the intersection of Greenfield and South 13th Streets, witnessing people wearing masks and carrying out various items, including paper goods.

What Donovan didn't see was law enforcement and there's a reason.

Wilmington police sent out a statement Saturday afternoon that they were told by management of the Family Dollar to stand down after receiving reports of looting at the store.


Video at link. The reporter is acting pretty vile accusing the looters, carrying food, of stealing...
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sun Sep 16, 2018, 07:42 AM (169 replies)

NWS issues Tornado Warning for Brunswick County (NC)


The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Tornado Warning for Brunswick County.

If you are in the warned area, please take shelter immediately in an interior room and cover and protect your head.

Stay tuned to WECT on air and online for the latest weather developments. Download the WECT Weather app in the Apple App or Google Play store for interactive radar, hour-by-hour forecasts and watches and warnings being sent to your phone using the GPS signal to pinpoint your location in relation to the watch or warning.

If you are in the path, do not hesitate to seek shelter! Stay Safe!!
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sun Sep 16, 2018, 07:37 AM (2 replies)

How the Waffle House is used to determine a hurricane's fury


(CNN) As the monstrosity that's Hurricane Florence moves closer to the Carolinas, the Waffle House is joining the list of agencies and businesses tracking the storm's every twist and turn.

The Southern breakfast chain, which is open 24 hours a day all year, activated a storm center to monitor the Category 2 hurricane. Waffle House restaurants are known for staying open during natural disasters, and federal officials use them to determine the severity of a hurricane, tornado or other hazards on a local area.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency coined the term "Waffle House Index" to measure the effect of a natural disaster on an area. If a Waffle House shuts down or limits its menu after such hazards, federal officials conclude the community took a major hit.

"The Waffle House test just doesn't tell us how quickly a business might rebound — it also tells how the larger community is faring," FEMA said in a 2011 blog post when Craig Fugate was administrator.
"The sooner restaurants, grocery and corner stores, or banks can re-open, the sooner local economies will start generating revenue again — signaling a strong recovery for that community."


Never knew this was a thing!
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Thu Sep 13, 2018, 06:39 AM (13 replies)

Elizabeth Warren: Time to use 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office

Source: CNN.com

(CNN)Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seizing on an explosive op-ed from an anonymous administration official, said Thursday that it's time to use constitutional powers to remove President Donald Trump office if top officials don't think he can do the job.

"If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment," Warren told CNN. "The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can't do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the President -- take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds ... Everyone of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It's time for them to do their job."

The hard-charging comments by the potential 2020 presidential candidate come in the wake of the stunning New York Times piece where an anonymous official raises deep concerns about the President and contends there were some initial conversations to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the President from office. The White House has aggressively pushed back on the piece, calling the author a traitor and a coward.

The remarks are bound to spark a debate within the potential 2020 field about how hard to go after Trump, with some advocating impeachment and invoking the 25th Amendment and others acting more cautious.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/06/politics/elizabeth-warren-25th-amendment/index.html

The 25th Amendment remedy needs to go mainstream now!
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Thu Sep 6, 2018, 06:14 PM (32 replies)

Hans Nichols from MSNBC reports this am that WH Flag is back to Full Staff

...while the one at the US Capitol is still half staff.
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Mon Aug 27, 2018, 06:41 AM (50 replies)

Me mum's surname is Quinn:

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Aug 11, 2018, 04:36 PM (0 replies)

Chris Cuomo's response to Laura Ingraham's white power speech was exquisite!

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:50 PM (15 replies)
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