Wednesday, June 19, 2013

TWA 800 New News

For years have thought that the official NTSB explanation of the loss of TWA 800 off the New York coast was caused by a fuel tank explosion was not correct. My service career in the Air Force as an avionics technician made me very familiar with the working of and aircrafts fuel quantity system. This coupled with my background as a firefighter I know how difficult it can be to ignite Jet-A especially in an enclosed container like a fuel cell.

The other thing that has always bothered me about the incident was the fact that there were many eye witness’s that claimed they saw a streak of light come up off the water then the explosion of the aircraft. One of these eye witnesses was a USAF Reserve MH-60 Pave Hawk crew. I believe these guys if anyone would recognize the launch signature of a Man Portable Air Defense Missile. Along this theme, after the investigation Aviation Week published some infrared pictures of a flying 747 showing the various heat sources. Most people would automatically assume that the hottest source would be the engine exhaust. The reality is it the air conditioning pack that resides in the center fuselage right below the fuel tank that the NTSB tells us was the explosion source.

A MANPAD will home on the hottest source so if it turns out to have been a shoot down by a MANPAD there will be yet another scandal involving the U.S. government and their lack of transparency.

There should be no surprise if it turns out to have been a MANPAD attack, there have been many shot s taken at commercial jets some of which were shot down. One of the more recent hits was the cargo aircraft that got hit in in 2003 at Baghdad; you can search for the pictures on line, these guys were fortunate to get this plane back on the ground.

Time will tell on this one.

Here is some of the breaking news and a link:

A group of whistle-blowers, including a number of aviation experts, have come forward in a new documentary to claim that the official explanation for the crash of TWA Flight 800 was wrong and a gas tank explosion did not bring down the flight off the coast of Long Island 17 years ago.

However, the six whistle-blowers, all part of the original investigation team, stopped short of saying the plane was shot down.

Flight 800, a Boeing 747, had just taken off from JFK airport with 230 people aboard on July 17, 1996, en route to Paris when it exploded and crashed off the coast of nearby East Moriches, Long Island, killing everyone on the plane.

"..This team of investigators who actually handled the wreckage and victims' bodies, prove that the officially proposed fuel-air explosion did not cause the crash," reads a statement by the producers of the film, which will debut on cable network EPIX next month. "They also provide radar and forensic evidence proving that one or more ordnance explosions outside the aircraft caused the crash." However, the statement said they did not speculate about the source or sources of any ordnance explosions.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tickercon 1

One of my daily financial reads Karl Denninger's Market-Ticker went to  Tickercon 1 today. so what is it?

•1: Locked-and-cocked. Preparations should be complete. Evidence exists suggesting that a financial, geopolitical or similar event is likely within the next several weeks. Wide-spread economic, geopolitical or social distress has a reasonable probability (better than one in five) of occurring during the above time period. This status will not be maintained for more than thirty days as extraordinary vigilance is required to do so.

This is a result in the overnights of the Nikkei 225 6.5% collapse overnight. I've said for months that to anyone that would listen that the Federal Reserve and the thieves on Wall Street would blow this economy up. The results are starting to be seen, you simply cannot just print money out of thin air and expect success.

Everyone needs to educate themselves on what is going on short term with stocks and bonds and the the Feds printing. Any credit or financial disruption will affect not only someones 401K or other investments but the everyday functioning of society such as food, gas and general credit.

Look at Greece and think of the riots in your hometown.

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Tear Down This Wall

26 years ago this week Presedent Regan made this speech at the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, I was getting ready to move to Soesterberg AB, Netherlands at the time. Who would have known that a mere 29 moths later the wall came down.

"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Here is a clip of the speech

Thursday, June 6, 2013

D-DAy, 6 June 1944

Today is the anniversary of the greatest assault from the sea that the world has ever seen. Soldiers from the combined Allied forces stormed ashore or were parachuted behind the lines at Normandy, France beginning the task of pushing the Nazi’s back into Germany. My hat’s is off to these brave men in the first waves that faced unbelievable fire coming from the Germans dug in positions to gain a foothold on the beach.

Courage doesn’t mean you’re not scared.

Into the jaws on D-Day

Freedom isn't free, American Cementary at Normandy

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dr Jim Garrow, The Litmus test

Dr. Garrow has made some interesting claims according to different web sites about what is going on with the build up of ammunition by DHS and a litmus test for military officers about use of force against American civilians, I had no idea that he had done an interview and went on record publically. Below is the interview he did in March.

Now before anyone just discount this as tin foil hat stuff, my own son in law and his platoon were asked similar type questions a few years ago while he served as a grunt in D company 2nd LAR in the USMC. The nice thing was the reaction of these common grunts from Sgt. to Private, they were as a whole shocked and concerned about even being asked these questions. The common though was senior leaders at battalion and division may take the orders to suppress U.S. citizens, these are the perfumed prince types that are more worried about advancement than doing their moral and ethical duty. But down at the company and platoon level this is where the boots meet the ground any orders like this would be refused and I personally feel some units would in fact mutiny and stand up to any unconstitutional orders. Contrary to popular belief enlisted men do think and they know what they stand for, they are by no means automatons like the left likes to portray them as.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Economic Problems, Get Ready

I have to admit I'm now amused everyday as I watch Wall Street. Monday was a good example everything printed negative and the info released last week by the Chicago Fed was shown to be inaccurate. But how do the markets react? They went up today on the feeling that helicopter Ben will continue to print 85 million a month out of thin air.

I don't know exactly how this will end or how bad it will get. But sometime soon we will all pay the piper to unwind this debt. The signs are there in Japan and in Europe but no one will honestly report what is going on. Kind of like the ongoing antigovernment riots in Turkey, Oh that’s right no U.S. media outlets have given one minutes coverage to that.

Like I've said before be ready, have food, cash on hand, water and precious metals (junk silver) if you can to ride out any shortage’s that may occur.

I agree with Kyle Bass who firm is long on America, we have the natural resources and the people to pull through any bad times but don't for a minute think it will be easy or that the B..S stats out odd D.C. are in any way accurate on inflation, growth, unemployment or GDP.

Here is a good article from Zero Hedge that put things into perspective