U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?

#1 Sub Head:- Seven U.S. Navy Sailors die: she gets a Slapped Wrist.

#2 Sub-head:- The C.O. will probably be either fired, or given time in the brig, (Because he is the Captain, and he is supposed to know how well his subordinate officers will respond under pressure; and he carries the Can!)

Destroyer U.S.S. Fitzgerald; Commanding Officer’s standing orders for Duty Watch Officer:-

  • Call the Commanding Officer whenever a marine contact comes within 6,000 yards of my ship’

Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock viewed thirteen vessels being within 6,000 yards of her own ship, FAILED to advise the C.O. once; thus violating Standing Orders.

  • Immediately after calling the C.O., confirm sightings with the Combat Information Centre.

Lieutenant Coppock failed to advise the C.I.C. of ANY sightings, thus violating Standing Orders.

    • If the main radar system is not working correctly, call any senior officer, alert the Commanding Officer.
    • Lieutenant Coppock failed to advise the C.O., or the C.I.C. of ANY sightings, thus violating Standing Orders.
  • When aware of an imminent COLLISION with a vastly bigger vessel, alert all crew, sound all alarms, take avoiding action if possible.
  • Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock did absolutely nothing at all.

Seven men died. They were :-

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Va.

  • Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego

  • Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Conn.

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif.

  • Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md.

  • Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

“ Not a day goes by where I haven’t thought about what I could have done differently” she said in the Court Martial hearing at the Navy Yard. “There is nothing I can do now but take responsibility.”

She was sentenced to a LETTER of REPRIMAND,  and forfeiture of half-pay for three months. AS A PUNISHMENT FOR HAZARDING HER SHIP, AND FOR THE DEATHS OF SEVEN SLEEPING SAILORS!

U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?
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A conversation with a muslim interpreter’s acquaintance.

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Writing for the Mail in his first article since being promoted to Home Secretary on Monday, Sajid Javid said: ‘It is only right that we honour their service and ensure they are able to continue with the lives that they have built here.’ In another breakthrough, Mr Javid said he would review whether their wives and children should be allowed in. Many of them had complained they had not been able to bring relatives across at the same time for practical reasons, only to be told it was now too late. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also vowed to fight for the ‘courageous’ translators. ‘The Afghan interpreters have served this country with great loyalty and bravery by serving shoulder-to-shoulder with our Armed Forces,’ he said.

 

Brit Border Agency staffer; Stansted.

“Good morning sir, could I please ask you to marshall the seventy-five odd people who are signed as part of your party, to one side: clearing the area in front of the desks, please?”

Five minutes later, as the noise, keening and wailing subsides to a dull murmur.

B.B.A. S. Thank you sir, might I ask you for your travel documents?

Afghani man: “As you can see, I, together with my family, cousins, uncles and kin, are seeking asylum from terror and the Taliban in our former homeland, and, in accord with the newly-appointed British Home Secretary’s statements regarding interpreters who worked for the British Army in Helmand Province, are confidently seeking asylum in Great Britain.

B.B.A. S.

“Certainly, sir, if you could just point to the document which shows and confirms that you were on patrol with British soldiers in Helmand province, acting as an interpreter, and your stay will be immediately confirmed, as agreed and formally accepted by the newly-appointed Muslim Home Secretary.”

Afghani man:  “Whilst I cannot truthfully state that I was a member of that brave group who kept their faces hidden at all times for fear of retribution, I can confirm that the second cousin of my fourth brother’s third wife worked as a cook for a cobbler who regularly repaired British Army Interpreters’ footwear. The word got around, and the threats of instant retribution against all collaborators came for us all, so we decided to flee, and here we are.”

B.B.A. S. picks up phone and calls Home Office headquarters, Border Agency. “Colin, according to our records, the total numbers of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters we are now admitting to the UK stands at 45,000, inclusive of the thousands of family members, hangers-on and the like. Tell the Minister to advise the Home Secretary that, once again, Muslim Home Secretary or not, the bloody Government needs to ‘shut the **** up’!

Liberty, as well as your ancient Liberties, are all at risk

Your liberty is at risk, because the cops aren’t doing their jobs correctly. The Crown Prosecution Service definitely isn’t doing its job correctly. The only bunch in the whole British Judicial system who seem to give a damn are the Defence Barristers and the solicitors who act for the accused. There seems to be an infernal rush to judgement, within the ranks of both the Police, and of the Prosecution Authorities. They wish to initiate a prosecution on the sole authority of an initial charge, with very little concern for due process, diligence; or the very Rights of the Accused person.

From those accused being released from any charge, or bail, in high-profile cases of rape; to a little-noticed trial collapsing because the Prosecution had failed to deliver, to the Defence, a huge database of evidence which was on an HMRC officer’s computer, in court, during the trial: this has almost become an ongoing tragedy, writ large. From the aforementioned Rape cases, through many others, the Crown Prosecution Service, together with subordinate agencies, have literally CONSPIRED to make the evidence fit the accused. In many circumstances, people have not only been held on bail, but also actually imprisoned, due simply to the fact that evidence which either would or might clear the accused: had not been given to the Defence! We only have to look at the rape trials which have collapsed to discover a trend towards ‘He’s obviously guilty, so we needn’t bother any further’; along with the accompanying statement, ‘There’s a whole heap of stuff to plough through; none of it is any use, so why even bother giving it to the Defence team anyway?’

The Law, as it presently stands, states that all, repeat ALL evidence collected and collated with a view to a prosecution of any person must be delivered and shared with the Defence as early as possible. The Government-produced document is long, detailed and generous, but the IMPORT can be determined in the first sentences, which state:-

These Guidelines are issued by the Attorney General for investigators, prosecutors and defence practitioners on the application of the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (‘CPIA’). The Guidelines emphasise the importance of prosecution-led disclosure and the importance of applying the CPIA regime in a “thinking manner”, tailored, where appropriate, to the type of investigation or prosecution in question.

We already see how the law has been bastardised with the spread and widening of the ‘Hate Speech’ Laws to include anything written, tweeted, spoken, or even approved in passing. Are we to descend to Third World status in our Judicial Systems because the people who are supposed to fight and detect and prosecute crime are too lazy, stupid, addicted to politically-correct beliefs; or too corrupt to instigate proper procedures which have been laid down for them  to follow?

And once again, Liverpool leads the way, (moronic, idiocy, plain stupidity)

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In a rare show of solidarity, two hundred plus surgeons, medical specialists and senior medical professionals blocked the road leading to Alder Hey hospital the other day, all in support of the parents of a brain-dead child who now is breathing on his own, but who is likely to die when the automatic synapses controlling his respiratory functions lose stimulus, as they no longer are receiving input from that unfortunate small boy’s brain.

And once again, Liverpool leads the way, (moronic, idiocy, plain stupidity)

The crowd who were chanting, blocking the road and then making an attempt to storm the hospital entrance must have all been medically qualified, as only truly well-educated professionals would be, with the breadth of experience necessary to make complex diagnoses at a distance; to the extent that they would band together and attempt to overturn the decisions of both the consultants and specialists within Alder Hey, and the vast bank of legal knowledge and precedent which guided the High Court, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal.

And once again, Liverpool leads the way, (moronic, idiocy, plain stupidity)

I mean to state, this crowd of ‘concerned supporters’ of that truly sad, but unfortunately brain-dead small body must be overwhelmingly qualified to protest and react as they have been doing, mustn’t they? I just cannot believe that the baying crowd, with their inane caterwauling chants of ‘Save Alfie Evans’ aren’t all medically qualified; but are just a pack of low-I.Q. Liverpool morons, gathered together as only a bunch of ill-educated and squabbling ‘Scousers’ can do, making trouble for the police, and attempting to overturn a legal decision to withdraw life support for that tiny body. They appear to be in the same grade of ‘super-intellect’ which could not tell the difference between a paeadophile and a paeadiatrician. The only thing which does surprise me is they aren’t all wailing ‘You’ll never walk alone”, possibly because even they realise that tiny Alfie isn’t going to be walking anywhere, alone or accompanied, ever again!

Baroness Cox’s truthful words and opinions on Syria

So refreshing to hear a different and totally-unexpected viewpoint on Syria, especially when the world was condemning the alleged  Syrian ‘chemical weaponry attacks’.

Baroness CoxA spirited Lady Cox, a House of Lords Life Peer, who sits on the Crossbenches, meaning she supports neither Party, was a guest on BBC Today a couple of days back (BBC Link, with Lady Cox’; at around 02:33.56), The good Baroness, despite the determined interruptions of the ultra-liberal and ultra-righteous Justin Webb, made her points clearly and managed to shut the outraged tones of Webb down to a dull murmur. Her views on the American, French and British missile attack was to assert that the attacks on Syria, on a sovereign Government and nation were illegal, immoral and unjustified. She stated that she visited not only Damascus, but also Aleppo and Homs, both places retaken from the iron grip of the true terrorists in this savage conflict, the Al-Nusra Front and Al-Queada, along with the Army of Islam. Whilst in those now peaceful places, she found many who praised the Assad government, which is what we should all have been doing from the start of this conflict.

Despite Webb’s horrified comments to the effect that she had been taking tea with (his words and opinion) mass murderers, Lady Cox kept her bat straight, and replied that there had been four thousand hostages held captive in Douma by the Jihadis, and when the area was eventually liberated, some two hundred came out alive. She also made the point, also expressed by others, that the chemical attack, IF IT HAD HAPPENED AT ALL, may well have been carried out by one of the Jihadi Terror Groups fighting the Assad government. As she would be addressed when in the House of Lords, the Noble Lady  gave as good as she received, inclusive of the rare phrase, used to interrupt a BBC pillock who just would not stop attempting to guide the conversation the way which he wanted ” Could I answer….Thank you” and it was a frustrated Julian Webb who cut the conversation short when he could not get the Noble Lady to agree with him!

But the worst few words was spoken with a bitter contempt by Webb for the one-time favourite of the BBC Today’s ultra-goody-two-shoes brigade, Giles Fraser, who was one of the team members on the Syria trip. He had tweeted great sympathy for the Assad Government: and we can’t have someone breaking ranks, especially one as high-profiled as the good Reverend Fraser!

Jeremy Corbyn. Anti-semitic? Or realistic?

We have all read of the Labour Party’s Jewish problem, or rather Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party Leader’s problem. The anti-semitic sneers from Party members, the (alleged) jokes against anyone who shows or exhibits the slightest sign of sympathy for both Israel and Jews in general. The vicious comments on Twitter which show up and just as quickly are deleted. The silence from that same Leader when any sign of anti-Semitism is noted, the deep hesitation when demands are made to have one or more Party members investigated, suspended or dismissed from the Party. The reluctance to even accept that Labour itself has a ‘Jewish problem’, even though many prominent Party members are Jewish themselves.

Corbyn’s problem stems, as far as I can understand, from many strands of his early life and passage through Parliament. He has always had great sympathy for the ‘underdog’. In his own eyes and mind; never mind his political version of reality, anyone, individual or group, standing against Israel is likened to a twisted version of ‘David versus Goliath’: with Israel as the ‘Goliath’, the bully, the friend of America: and any who stand against Israel as that ‘David’.

He spoke of Hamas as “an organization that is dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about long-term peace and social justice and political justice in the whole region.” Hamas: the one organisation whose very Charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel; the terror organisation which insists that the thousands of rockets stored and fired from schools, homes and hospitals are but a symbol of a People yearning to be free. How free is but a statement, as the only opposition to Hamas in Gaza was ruthlessly hunted down and slaughtered.

Corbyn extended a hand to Raed Salah, a preacher of hate associated with the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. “He is far from a dangerous man,” Corbyn posited rather oddly. “He is a very honoured citizen. He represents his people extremely well and his is a voice that must be heard.”

The unfortunate truth about the stench of anti-semitism which hangs around Labour, and around the very body and mind of Jeremy Corbyn is one of Numbers. He knows that there are approximately 300,000 Jewish people living in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He also knows that he cannot really count upon the votes of the Jewish community as a voting bloc, mainly because the Jews are as sensitive as American sonar to jibes, jokes and sneers as the grass in the fields is to the wind.

But it is because he is, first and foremost a Labour politician to his very fingertips that he really doesn’t worry about that same stench, because his base, in a hundred towns and cities, is anchored and sustained within the Islamic community. It is the one thing which wipes out all the centuries-old arguments between Sunni and Shia, along with all the sub-sects and marginalised children of Muhammed: it is the true detestation of Israel, of the Jews, of anything connected with International Judaism. He will not condemn anti-semitism within his own Party, because that, folks; is the one thing which would hack away at the very foundations of the Muslim support and Muslim voting strength: for the Labour Party.

Labour’s very ethos has been overtaken by the Hard-Left, with Momentum breathing down the very constituencies of moderate Labour MPs. This has taken place because the people who remembered what the Labour Voters actually thought of Hard-line Left ideals, Communist practices and Socialist principles have nearly all either disappeared from Party structures, or they have been sidelined by the new Old Labour; red in tooth and claw. They forgot that it took Neil Kinnock nearly five years to rid his Labour Party of Militant; and it took Tony Blair to make a moderate Labour Party electable.

Corbyn can count, and 300,000 votes are cancelled out by 2,750,000 Muslim votes for Labour: and that is why we only get words, and not very strong words at that, from the anti-semitic side of Jeremy Corbyn.