Friday, September 23, 2016

New seals have to be used until all known flaws are redundant. AKA "Air pressue matters"

Reusable space vehicles have problems with their reuse. We witnessed the trouble with the Shuttle program. It was suppose to be an ECONOMICALLY efficient vehicle that was actually going to turn a profit for the country. That was under Reagan. We all know what happened there with the Challenger disaster and it's frozen O rings.

September 23, 2016
By Loren Grush

...Though SpaceX (click here) is narrowing down the possible sources of the explosion, it still has yet to determine what caused the breach in the helium system. "All plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated," SpaceX said in a statement. The company's Accident Investigation Team is still conducting its investigation, which involves analyzing 3,000 channels of data, according to SpaceX. The team is also looking at video and audio recordings of the event. But despite all this information, the team is reviewing an accident timeline that boils down to just 93 milliseconds.

While this most recent explosion is not connected to what brought down SpaceX's Falcon 9 in 2015, the problems for both failures originated in the vehicles' upper liquid oxygen tanks. And both involved the vehicle's helium system in some way. However, the Falcon 9 failure last year was caused by a faulty strut in the liquid oxygen tank, used to hold down one of the helium pressure vessels. These vessels help to pressurize the rocket....

Reusable space vehicles have a challenge, they have to work going up and then coming down only to go back up again. There is considerable stress during every rocket launch on the vehicle and the pattern of stress is not consistent. The weather and climate are different. There are some stresses such as frozen O rings that are as plain as the nose on anyone's face, but, for the most part the launch within Earth's oxygen environment is unpredictable on the vehicle.

I have said this over and over through the years, there is no such thing as an economic space program.

Space X has an incredible investigation tool, but, we don't everything about everything. It is called exploration for a reason. It seems to me the most predictable break down in any space vehicle are all the seals that contain the liquids and fluids that keep the vehicle powered. These vital parts of a space vehicle have to be taken apart and replaced with every launch.

The removed seals can be gone over with intense investigation to realize the stress each one has received. Maybe then the vehicles will be more predictable, but, until a few dozen sets of seals are examined there really can't be a predictable outcome with these stressed components.

The government of Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with the success of September 11, 2001.

The "W" administration ignored the intelligence reports and parlayed the attack into an illegal and immoral war in Iraq.

Saudi Arabia is not responsible for the incompetency of the "W" administration and it's subsequent corruption.

When there is a threat to the USA the President is suppose to act to protect the country. "W" didn't.

The lawsuit to take rights away from Saudi Arabia is a political stunt and nothing more.

September 23, 2016
By David Welna

President Obama (click here) made good today on earlier threats by vetoing legislation passed unanimously by the House and Senate. The rejected bill would waive sovereign immunity protections for Saudi Arabia and allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks or their relatives to sue the Saudi government for allegedly helping at least some of the 19 hijackers who carried out those attacks. Fifteen of the attackers were Saudi nationals.

The veto, the 12th of Obama's presidency, sets the stage for likely showdown votes next week in both the House and Senate. If two-thirds majorities of each chamber vote to override the president's veto, it will be the first time that's happened during Obama's nearly eight years in office.

It's a strange turn of events for a president who is widely seen by congressional Republicans as an unreliable ally of Saudi Arabia — and for a GOP-led Congress that is more typically a dependable supporter of that kingdom.

This time Obama is siding with the Saudis, who vehemently oppose the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA. The Saudis have threatened to dump hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. assets that could possibly be frozen by any American judge hearing a lawsuit. Lawmakers from both parties have chosen the interests of the Sept. 11 families seeking justice over those of the House of Saud....

Penalizing for the actions of terrorists is a very, very poor policy. The USA should know the threats coming at it from every direction, even allies.

The USA had no right and has no right to hold Saudi Arabia responsible for the actions of terrorists. The world would be at each other's throats if a country was held responsible for terrorists that had citizenship. That is crazy.

Americans don't stop to realize how many Americans have joined al Qaeda or Daesh? There is no way a country can control every aspect of behavior of it's citizens. In the case of the USA, citizens can only be held responsible after they have committed a crime or were about to execute a plan that is a crime, not before.

This is a ridiculous bill that was passed. It makes no sense. It allows to much wiggle room to declare war in the future.

Have Americans gone mad? The country is suppose to protect them. It doesn't matter the source or the attack, the country is suppose to protect citizens.
The Flint River water project.

Ongoing research.

Thank you.

More oppression of minority communities by political corruption and positioning for power.

July 31, 2016
Bu Maggie Severns

...But for the many people of Missouri, (click here)) especially the approximately 600,000 Republicans who expect to vote in the GOP primary Tuesday, the lesson of Ferguson is not that the police used too much force, it’s that it used too little. Ferguson, to them, was an embarrassment: preventable chaos that tarnished the name of the otherwise orderly St. Louis suburbs. Those nightly images of lawlessness, in their eyes, were an indictment of the weak-kneed way Democratic Governor Jay Nixon let protesters and outside agitators run amok, looting without apparent consequence. This governor’s race, the first major statewide contest since the unrest, is the first chance Missourians have had to register anger that has only grown since the summer of 2014....

If I understand the Missouri state race, there is a chance for the Republicans to hold the state legislature across the board. If there is a Republican majority in Missouri in all the state houses and governship, it is anyone's guess what the legislature will establish to control minority communities.

There are a lot of problems in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the city where a citizen deputy killed Eric Courtney Harris.

September 22, 2016
By Manny Fernandez

Tulsa, Okla. — The white police officer (click here) who fatally shot an unarmed black driver here last week as he stood outside his vehicle overreacted during a confrontation captured on video and was charged on Thursday with first-degree manslaughter, the authorities said.

According to court documents, the officer, Betty Jo Shelby, 42, was overcome with fear that the man, Terence Crutcher, 40, who was not responding to her commands and was walking away from her with his hands up, was going to kill her.

An investigator with the Tulsa County district attorney’s office said in an affidavit that Officer Shelby became “emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted” and fired her weapon even though she “was not able to see any weapons or bulges indicating” that Mr. Crutcher had a gun.

Prosecutors have charged the officer with committing manslaughter “in the heat of passion.” Oklahoma law defines such passion as a strong emotion, such as fear or anger, that exists to such a degree in a defendant that it affects “the ability to reason and render the mind incapable of cool reflection.” Those found guilty of first-degree manslaughter face a sentence of no fewer than four years in prison....

These issues continue to occur in Tulsa. This is a policing problem and citizens die because of it.

It was an unnecessary death. Keith L. Scott did not pose a danger to himself or others.

That is somewhat poorly worded. Mr. Scott was not a danger to others. If he was a danger to himself the police are more dangerous.