Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why do the North Koreans get all the major news coverage?

June 27, 2017

A still image taken from a video footage (click here) and released by Russia's Defence Ministry on May 31, 2017, shows a missile being fired from a Russian submarine to hit, Russian Defence Ministry said, Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra, from the Mediterranean. (Xinhua/AP)
MOSCOW, June 26 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Northern Fleet's submarine missile cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully test-fired an "Bulava" intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Barents Sea, Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
"The Project 955 'Borey'-class strategic missile submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully launched the 'Bulava' intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the designated area in the Barents Sea area towards the Kura test range in Kamchatka," the ministry said in a statement.
The launch was made from underwater position in accordance with the combat training plan, it added.
According to the confirmed data, the ICBM's warheads completed the full cycle of the flight program and successfully hit designated targets, the ministry said.
The Yuri Dolgoruky submarine is the lead vessel of Project 955 or Borey, a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine produced by Russia and operated by the Russian Navy.
Currently, Russia has nine modern strategic missile submarines and it aims to increase the number to 13, including seven "Borey"-class submarines equipped with "Bulava" missiles.

Doesn't anyone think North Korea needs to know what they are dealing with?

July 27, 2015
The Production Association Sevmash (click here) laid two submarines: nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles “Knyaz Oleg” and nuclear submarine with cruise missiles “Krasnoyarsk”. This is the first submarines of advanced projects 955A (Borey-A) and 885-M (Yasen-M), which will be built in Severodvinsk....


Do you value your local economy? Then use it exclusively and support your neighbors' jobs.

There is nothing to say consumers can't shop online, but, shop online with your local merchants, then pick up your purchases.

July 13, 2017
By Danielle Paquette

More and more Americans (click here) are embracing a trend that labor groups have come to fear: We are shopping online now about as often as we take out the trash.

About a third of adults buy something on a computer or phone at least once per week, up from 21 percent in 2013, according to a new survey from a consulting firm that watches e-commerce trends.

The poll of roughly 1,600 people across the country also found that nearly half prefer to purchase goods on the web, the Walker Sands data show. These days, that includes just about everything: groceries, prescription refills, mattresses, party dresses. Just 4 percent of respondents said they avoided online deliveries entirely....

When consumers become more and more dedicated and dependent on their local economies, the more they grow.

Support your community and town by being a part of it's local economy. The more vibrant the local economy, the more jobs, the more house sales and the more valuable those homes become.

The more consumers become alienated from their local economies, the more loss of jobs, the loss of value to that economy as those sales go to China or who knows where. Buying American is not enough. Buying local is the answer to end the Wall Street crashes that rob Americans of their wealth.

Hang on to your dollars and reject immediate gratification. If you find there is a service lacking in your local economy or goods not available locally, build it! That's right, build it. Find investors, others that believe the same as you and build it. Why, build it? Because if the goods or service is not available in your local economy; it means that economy is already deteriorating because of alienated consumers.

Let's do this thing!

It is very different, isn't it? The land we love entrenched in the climate crisis. It is unpredictable and worrisome.

July 14, 2017
By Lee Vining

Even when snowbound (click here) and inaccessible to vehicles, the rustic Tioga Pass Resort (click here) on the crest of the Sierra Nevada range offered homemade pie, a wood-burning stove and plump sofas to relax on after a day of backcountry skiing....

....Entombed in 20 feet of hard pack known as “Sierra cement,” the lodge “suffered severe crunch injuries,” said Dave Levy, manager of the resort, which is owned by a consortium of investors.

A team led by Levy used shovels to dig down through the snow to reach the kitchen door. Sheared structural support beams appeared like ghostly shadows in the glare of a flashlight.

“Inside, the bad news was much worse,” he said. “Doors won’t open, windows are shattered, floors are warped, the roof sags. We may reopen sometime next year, but it won’t be easy fixing a place built like a jigsaw puzzle with antiquated construction techniques.”

A creek running through the property leased from the U.S. Forest Service is surging over its banks with snowmelt, undermining the foundations of the lodge and several cabins surrounding it....