Saturday, March 21, 2009

USS Hartford MAULS USS New Orleans and Story DIES in Press...Did Military SLAP UP EXCLUSIONARY ZONE?

Talk about BLACK OPS...a NUCLEAR SUBMARINE SLAMS into another naval vessel, rips it open like a can of sardines as 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel spill into the Straight of Hermuz doing untold damage to the environment, and almost sinking the ship as sailors RUSHED to their emergency stations in an effort to the stablize the capsizing vessel just in time to save it from sinking into, and potentially blocking the busiest shipping channel in the world! Rumors abound that the repair costs to the USS Hartford Nuclear Attack Submarine and the USS New Orleans are going to run into the TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, and no one is whispering a word...hmmmm...was the accident FAR WORSE than we are being told? Has the nuclear reactor onboard the USS Hartford BEEN DAMAGED? Think it is time that the DOD, the Nuclear Navy and the Commander in Chief President Obama show us some of that transparancy we keep hearing about by inviting OUTSIDE INVESTIGATORS to inspect the submarine's nuclear reactor...I am recommending that the President agree to an outside inspection of said onboard reactor by three members of the IAEA. Further, where is the resignation of the Admiral in charge of the Nuclear Navy?
USS Hartford, USS New Orleans Collide in Strait of Hormuz

USS New OrleansTwo U.S. Navy vessels have collided in the Strait of Hormuz, near the Arabian Peninsula. The USS Hartford, a submarine, crashed in the USS New Orleans amphibious ship Friday morning. No serious injuries occurred, but gallons of fuel spilled into the water.

USS Hartford and USS New Orleans Collision

The USS Hartford and the USS New Orleans ran into each other during the early morning hours, at about 1 a.m. local time. Fifteen sailors from the Hartford are reported as “slightly injured.” They have all already returned to duty.

The Navy says the USS Hartford’s nuclear propulsion plant was not damaged. The USS New Orleans, however, suffered a “ruptured fuel tank.” Because of that, 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel marine were spilled.

Military officials say both ships were on their way into port when the collision happened. The submarine was underwater at the time. An investigation is now underway.

Both the USS Hartford and the USS New Orleans are being brought in for evaluation. Their exact locations are not being revealed because of security concerns.

The Strait of Hormuz

The Strait of Hormuz is located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It is a narrow passageway and is considered one of the most highly trafficked commercial routes for tankers carrying oil.

Should City and Town Governments Have Legal Right To Bulldoze Foreclosed Homes Sold To Illegal Aliens?

There is a lot of talk that a major percentage of the foreclosed homes were sold to Illegal Aliens. Now I am not sure what the statistics are, have heard figures from 10 percent upwards of 40 percent in places like Las Vegas. What I do know, is that illegal aliens are criminals, and further I know they should not even be here in America. Further, in many cases, these homes were allegedly purchased using FAKE IDENTIFICATION. SO, the banks screwed up, the illegal aliens screwed up, and communities are left with EMPTY question....if it can be proven that the banks knowingly sold homes to Illegal Aliens, should communities be allowed to bring in a Bulldozer, get rid of the home and turn the area into City Parks to make up for the infestation that is Illegal Immigration?

Undocumented Immigrants Buy Into Home Owning Dream (Take note of the publication date of this article.

August 18, 2004 (By Nurith C. Aizenman, WP) - Gerardo Cabrera fell in love with the house immediately. There was the bay window in the living room, the fireplace in the den, and -- most enchanting to a man raised amid the concrete of Mexico City -- the woods in the back yard. (This couple as you will find out WERE ILLEGAL ALIENS.)

And so the auto mechanic and his wife, a secretary, decided to pay $200,000 for their own piece of suburban Gaithersburg, a classic tale of immigrants(ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS) achieving the American dream.

Except for one detail: At the time, they were in the United States illegally. (Simply stated, they were and are SCUM BAG ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS.)

Undaunted, Cabrera went to three lenders until he found one who was willing to accept identification in place of a Social Security card. (ONE CRIMINAL, DOING BUSINESS WITH ANOTHER...let the AIG shuffle begin!) "I believe in thinking positively," said Cabrera, 38, who became a permanent legal resident about a year after buying the house in July 1999. "It doesn't matter how many times you're told no, because you only need one person to say yes." (Notice it says he became a permanent legal resident...what about his illegal alien wife, and did he himself LIE to get his new status?)

Real estate agents and mortgage brokers say a substantial number of undocumented immigrants(ILLEGAL ALIENS are not undocumented immigrants, they are SCUM BAG not like that descriptor? What do you call a drug dealer, a rapist, a murderer?) across the Washington region appear to be finding similar ways to buy their first homes -- their purchases just one more example of the extent to which the nation's estimated 9 million undocumented immigrants (Illegal Aliens) have become integrated in American society even as they remain outside the legal system. (Just because they think they have integrated does not MAKE IT SO...most of us being forced to live by them despise them, tolerate them only because doing otherwise is against the law.)

SMart Grid...Subject to Hackers, Or Not? That is The Question.

OH MY GOD! HAckers could break into the Smart Grid!...or not. I would venture to say the Smart Grid like everything else in the world (including this laptop I am working on) is subject to an every changing number of security vulnerabilities. It's part of living in a technological world. However, when reading the CNN security correspondent's article on the Smart Grid security vulnerabilities, was struck by a sense of CON, as in CON JOB. I am not doubting that we could have a MAJOR BLACK OUT caused through a deliberate attack of the smart what, we could have hundreds of thousands of lost lives from a successful terrorist attack on a Nuclear Reactor site, but do not see Jeanne Meserve writing that story.

I am suggesting we take her story with a VERY LARGE GRAIN OF SALT...she does not report the WHOLE STORY, but instead calls her story complete because she sites TWO INDUSTRY EXPERTS in her story...two industry experts that STAND TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY if they are successful in slowing Smart Grid down until they get a larger piece of the pie by adding on a lot more of their companies security programs. Her first expert, "Ed Skoudis, a co-founder of InGuardians, a network security research and consulting firm" warns against rolling out the system to fast. Her other source, IO Active warns of a MAJOR TAKE OVER OF THE SYSTEM with an investment of just $500...sort of kind of.

Not to cast dispersions on the reporter here, but WHAT IS IN IT FOR HER in using this two examples? There is a $4.5 Billion dollar pile of money on the table for Smart Grid, and neither of these two names came up on the front page when googling Smart Grid...but, there being in your article sure puts them FRONT AND CENTER. Tell us Jeanne Meserve, do you have any kind of a relationship/association with any of the sources in this article?

By Jeanne Meserve
CNN Homeland Security Correspondent

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Is it really so smart to forge ahead with the high technology, digitally based electricity distribution and transmission system known as the "Smart Grid"? Tests have shown that a hacker can break into the system, and cybersecurity experts said a massive blackout could result.

If someone hacked into the Smart Grid, experts say it could cause a blackout that stretches across the country.

If someone hacked into the Smart Grid, experts say it could cause a blackout that stretches across the country.

Until the United States eliminates the Smart Grid's vulnerabilities, some experts said, deployment should proceed slowly.

"I think we are putting the cart before the horse here to get this stuff rolled out very fast," said Ed Skoudis, a co-founder of InGuardians, a network security research and consulting firm.

The Smart Grid will use automated meters, two-way communications and advanced sensors to improve electricity efficiency and reliability. The nation's utilities have embraced the concept and are installing millions of automated meters on homes across the country, the first phase in Smart Grid's deployment. President Obama has championed Smart Grid, and the recent stimulus bill allocated $4.5 billion for the high-tech program.

But cybersecurity experts said some types of meters can be hacked, as can other points in the Smart Grid's communications systems. IOActive, a professional security services firm, determined that an attacker with $500 of equipment and materials and a background in electronics and software engineering could "take command and control of the [advanced meter infrastructure] allowing for the en masse manipulation of service to homes and businesses."

The Hypocrisy of Michelle Obama's Organic Veggie Garden (STOP BEING FAKE)

For going on three days now I've had to listen to CNN talk about Michelle Obama's White House VEGGIE GARDEN...stop the hypocrisy here, who are we trying to FOOL? Did you watch Michelle working her shovel? It was OBVIOUS that she HAD NO CLUE about what she was doing. Did any one notice that the entire area had been PRE STAGED! How many tax dollars were spent on the THAT PHOTO OP? Where were some real questions for Michelle the Organic gardener? What is she going to prep the soil? Is she doing rasied beds? If this is to be an organic garden, does she have the White House Kitchen doing composting....if not, why not? Is this her personal project with her girls, or instead is it a project placed on the White House grounds crew that she will occassionally use as yet another PHOTO OP?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Want to know where the presidential produce comes from?

Washington's Bancroft Elementary School students help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the garden.

Washington's Bancroft Elementary School students help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the garden.

Take a walk past the White House. The answer may be planted right in front of you.

First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground on a new White House organic "kitchen garden" Friday. It will be the first working garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a so-called "victory garden" at the height of World War II.

This time, however, the enemy is obesity. The first family is hoping to send a clear message to a fast food-driven nation that often seems to be losing the battle of the bulge.

"We're just hoping that a lot of families look at us and say this is something that they can do and talk to their own kids about and think a little bit critically about the food choices that they make," said Marian Robinson, the president's mother-in-law. Video Watch Michelle Obama tell students about the garden » (More like listen to her LIE.)

The first lady told a group of Washington schoolchildren on hand for the occasion that first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama were usually more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables because fresh produce generally tastes better.

"What I found with my kids [is that] if they were involved in planting it and picking it, they were much more curious about giving it a try," she added.

"I've been able to have my kids eat so many different things that they would have never touched if we had bought it at a store because they either met the farmers that grew it, or they saw how it was grown," she said.

Friday, March 20, 2009

ANOTHER NUCLEAR SUB ACCIDENT...Where is Resignation of Admiral Kirkland H. Donald

Hey Admiral Kirkland!...the BUCK STOPS HERE, as in YOUR DESK...this is now officially one too many Nuclear accidents/mistakes ON YOUR WATCH. Where is your resignation, you are a disgrace to the Uniform! (Can someone dig up the theme song from the old Branded show?)

Friday, March 20, 2009

In Light of Another Nuclear Accident, Where is Admiral Kirkland Donald Resignation

OK...with the over night accident in the Straight of Hormuz where a Nuclear Attack Submarine almost sank one of our own ships, its time to demand the resignation of Admiral Kirkland Donald because of his FAILED LEADERSHIP. This is one too many NUCLEAR SUB accidents, and we as a nation cannot wait for a MAJOR breach of a on board reactor to ask Admiral Kirkland Donald to step down...maybe he can replace Admiral Skip Bowman at NEI...they seem to like inept, even dishonest leadership. Naval Reactors Leadership

Admiral Kirkland H. Donald
Deputy Administrator for NNSA's Office of Naval Reactors

Originally from Norlina, N.C., Admiral Kirkland Donald graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a bachelor of science in ocean engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.

After completing his initial nuclear power and submarine training, he served in USS Batfish (SSN 681), USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658), and USS Seahorse (SSN 669).

Adm. Donald was Commanding Officer, USS Key West (SSN 722), from October 1990 to February 1993. He served as Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 12 from August 1995 to July 1997. From June 2002 to July 2003, he was assigned as Commander, Submarine Group 8; Commander, Submarine Force 6th Fleet (CTF 69); Commander, Submarines Allied Naval Forces South; and Commander, Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Force (CTF 164) in Naples, Italy. Most recently, he served as Commander, Naval Submarine Forces; Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander, Allied Submarine Command; and Commander, Task Forces 84 and 144 in Norfolk, Va.

Two U.S. Navy Vessels Collide in the Strait of Hormuz
A U.S. Navy submarine and U.S. amphibious ship collided in the Strait of Hormuz March 20, 2009.

The collision between USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) occurred at approxim...

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) is underway Friday, March 20, 2009 in the Persian Gulf after a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Michelle OBama....Where Are Some White Kids?

No disrespecct meant Michelle OBama, but in the first couple of months that you have been in office, in all the various and assorted press events that involve you and children of varying ages, wondering where WHITE KIDS ARE? I seem to recall that the National Census puts the percentage of Black People in the American Population at around 13 percent. Now, seeing as you are the PEOPLES FIRST LADY, you have a duty to represent and reach out to ALL CHILDREN, not just ones of a ethnic back ground, not just black children. So I ask again, where are the White Children?

Ground is broken for White House 'kitchen garden'

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WASHINGTON – Twenty-six elementary schoolchildren wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground for a produce and herb garden on the White House grounds.

Crops to be planted in the coming weeks on the 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped patch near the fountain on the South Lawn include spinach, broccoli, various lettuces, kale and collard greens, assorted herbs and blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.

There will also be a beehive.

"We're going to try to make our own honey here as well," Mrs. Obama told the students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington. The school has its own community garden.

The students will be brought back to the White House next month to help with the planting, and after that to help harvest and cook some of the produce in the mansion's kitchen. The first harvest is expected by late April.

Mrs. Obama said her family has talked about planting such a garden since they moved to the White House in January.

After she spoke, the students were paired off and handed a gardening tool. The first lady joined, with a tool of her own, and together they began raking and scraping up the grass and topsoil, dumping it into wheelbarrows and depositing the contents in a central location.

"Are we done yet?" Mrs. Obama jokingly said at one point. "I want to plant. Let's harvest something."

When the work was finished, the students sat at three nearby picnic tables and were treated to apples, apple cider and cookies baked in the shape of a shovel.

Some of the produce from the garden will be served in the White House, including to the First Family and at official functions. Some crops also will be donated to Miriam's Kitchen, a soup kitchen near the White House where Mrs. Obama recently helped serve lunch.

Assistant chef Sam Kass said the garden will exist year round, and the crops will change based on the seasons.

He gave no estimate on how much produce the garden would yield, but said, "It should be quite a bit, if we're lucky."

How Close To Sinking Did USS New Orleans Come In Vicious Collision With Nuclear Submarine?

How close did the USS New Orleans comes to sinking overnight when it had major sections of the ship RIPPED OPEN AND FLOODED in its vicious collision with the nuclear submarine USS Hartford? With each passing hour the Navy DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS are growing...what had been at first classified as a minor incident now has the USS Hartford unable to submerge, and tells a story of the USS New Orleans having to implement EMERGENCY ACTIONS to stabilize the ship after two ballast tanks were severely ruptured, temporarily crippling the ship. Both vessels are now limping to a SECRET LOCATION for repairs as the Navy begins damage control of COVER UP. It is known that the Hartford shows SIGNIFICANT AND VISIBLE DAMAGE to its mast...could a much harder collision have ripped said mast off, causing instant death, and the sinking of a nuclear submarine in the busiest shipping lane in the world?

Sub, amphib collide in Hormuz Strait; 15 hurt
By Andrew Scutro - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Mar 20, 2009 11:50:58 EDT

Two U.S. warships are out of action in the Middle East after the attack submarine Hartford and the amphibious transport dock New Orleans collided in calm seas while transiting the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf in the early morning hours Friday.

Fifteen sailors on Hartford were injured but were able to return to duty, according to Navy officials. No injuries were reported aboard New Orleans.

The exact circumstances of the 1 a.m. incident are unclear. The Hartford was “submerged but near the surface” at the time of the collision, a source told Navy Times.

Both ships are now limping into a local undisclosed port, said Cmdr. Jane Campbell, spokeswoman at 5th Fleet in Bahrain.

“They’re both underway on their own power, and both are in the [Persian] Gulf at this point,” she said. “Hartford is on the surface and will remain on the surface until she’s in port.”

Damage to the wounded ships is being evaluated.

Campbell said initial assessments show two ballast tanks on New Orleans were ruptured, resulting in seawater flooding that required the ship to be stabilized. A fuel tank was also ruptured, causing an estimated spill of 25,000 gallons of marine diesel fuel into the gulf.

“She had flooding in three distinct compartments,” Campbell said. “The flooding is secure, and the ship is making way on her own power.”

Hartford suffered “visible” damage to the sail and to a bow plane. Campbell could not say if components of the sail such as masts and periscopes are damaged as well, but the sub will make a surface transit into port.

“It’s important to point out that Hartford’s [nuclear] powerplant was not affected in this at all,” she said. “We’ll be doing a full incident investigation report as well as a JAGMAN investigation.”

This is the third recent collision involving a U.S. submarine in the Strait of Hormuz or the Persian Gulf.

On Jan., 8, 2007, the attack submarine Newport News and the Japanese oil tanker Mogamigawa collided in the Strait of Hormuz, a busy strategic chokepoint that runs between Iran and Oman. Both ships were headed south and out of the gulf at night when the submerged submarine was overtaken by the faster-moving tanker sailing on the same route.

The movement of the large tanker caused the smaller submarine to be drawn into the ship’s surface wake by the intermingling pressure areas created by their hull washes — a phenomenon known in physics as the “Venturi effect.”

In a previous incident, on the night of Sept. 25, 2005, the attack submarine Philadelphia, while traveling on the surface, collided with a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Bahrain. No one was injured in the collision.

Both Philadelphia and Newport News underwent repairs in Bahrain before returning to homeport.

Hartford and New Orleans are members of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group. Another ship from the group, the dock landing ship Comstock, was in the area at the time of the collision. Boxer remains in the Gulf of Aden on counterpiracy patrol. It and most of the other strike group departed San Diego Jan. 8.

Major US Naval Accident In Straight of Hormuz DRIVES OIL PRICES HIGHER

The accident in the straight of Hormuz that saw the NUCLEAR SUBMARINE USS Hartford (that was fully submerged at the time) gut open the USS New Orleans hull, dumping some 25,000 gallons of diesel into the shipping lane has DRIVEN WORLD OIL PRICES HIGHER in todays trading. Trying to recall, but isn's this the SECOND NUCLEAR SUBMARINE ACCIDENT THIS YEAR for the United States Navy? NUCLEAR, VITAL, SAFE SECURE...well, most of the time.

FOX News Confirms Nuclear Sub DAMAGED...Has Hull of USS Hartford BEEN COMPROMISED?


FOX News has confirmed that the nuclear submarine USS Hartford has taken damage in its mualing of the USS New Orleans that itself spilled over 25,000 gallons of diesel into the Straight of more disturbing news, it turns out that the Nuclear Submarine was FULLY SUBMERGED, which begs the question, has the Nuclear Submarine's hull BEEN COMPROMISED? Read various news sources on this disturbing breaking news...links are below.

  • Nuclear Submarine Damaged in Collision Near Iran

    Friday, March 20, 2009

    A nuclear submarine was damaged in a collision with another U.S. Navy vessel off the coast of Iran early Friday, leaving 15 U.S. sailors injured and 25,000 gallons of fuel spilling into the Strait of Hormuz.

    The USS Hartford, a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, was fully submerged Friday when it collided with the transport ship the USS New Orleans, according to a Navy official in the 5th Fleet. Seas were calm but visibility was low as the incident occurred around 1:00 a.m. local time.

    No official reason has been given for the accident but a Defense Department official told FOX News that "it appears the two vessels were not in communication before they collided."

    Fifteen sailors aboard the Hartford were slightly injured but able to return to duty. No injuries were reported aboard the New Orleans, according to the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet. It was the Los Angeles-class submarine's first deployment.

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    Nuclear Sub USS Hartford RIPS OPEN USS New Orleans (LPD 18), DUMPING 25,000 Gallons of Diesel Into Straight Of Hurmuz

    In more breaking news, seems that the Nuclear Submarine Accident is more serious than first the words of a layman, the USS Hartford struck the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with such force that it RIPPED OPEN THE HULL of the ship like a can of sardines spilling over 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Straight of Hormuz...both Submarine and Ship are accessing damages...interesting that the Navy Press Release mentions only the fuel spill, avoiding discussion of damages to the nuclear submarine...if the Submarine RIPPED OPEN THE HULL of the USS New Orleans, it is predicted that said NUCLEAR SUBMARINE took serious FRONT END HULL DAMAGE...have the extremely sensitive series of piping necessary for SAFE OPERATION of the USS HARTFORD's nuclear reactor been impinged? Why isn't this submarine being TOWED INTO PORT....after all, with a NUCLEAR REACTOR ON BOARD, should not the Navy err on the side of the safety of the crew?

    The accident is best described as, "USS HARTFORD, a dangerous Nuclear Submarine MAULED the USS New Orleans in an overnight incident of a significant nature.

    Friday, March 20, 2009


    20/03/2009 almanarTV

    A US Navy submarine and a US amphibious vessel collided in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday slightly injuring 15 sailors and creating a fuel spill of around 25,000 gallons, the US Navy said.

    "The collision between USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) occurred at approximately 1:00 am local time (2030 GMT on Thursday)," the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said. "Fifteen sailors aboard the Hartford were slightly injured and returned to duty. No personnel aboard New Orleans were injured," it added. A US Navy submarine and a US amphibious vessel collided in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday slightly injuring 15 sailors and creating a fuel spill of around 25,000 gallons, the US Navy said.

    "The collision between USS Hartford (SSN 768) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) occurred at approximately 1:00 am local time (2030 GMT on Thursday)," the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said. "Fifteen sailors aboard the Hartford were slightly injured and returned to duty. No personnel aboard New Orleans were injured," it added.

    The New Orleans' fuel tank ruptured, causing the spill of diesel fuel. Both ships are operating under their own power, and the overall damage to both vessels is being evaluated, the statement added.

    The Strait of Hormuz separates Oman from Iran and is the gateway into the oil-rich Gulf. An estimated 40 percent of the world's crude oil passes through the strait on the way to market. Both the submarine and the ship are on regularly scheduled deployments to the US Navy Central Command area of responsibility, the navy said.

    Ships from the Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, patrol a 7.5 million square mile (19.4 million square kilometer) area of eastern Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

    The New Orleans' fuel tank ruptured, causing the spill of diesel fuel. Both ships are operating under their own power, and the overall damage to both vessels is being evaluated, the statement added.

    The Strait of Hormuz separates Oman from Iran and is the gateway into the oil-rich Gulf. An estimated 40 percent of the world's crude oil passes through the strait on the way to market. Both the submarine and the ship are on regularly scheduled deployments to the US Navy Central Command area of responsibility, the navy said.

    Ships from the Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, patrol a 7.5 million square mile (19.4 million square kilometer) area of eastern Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

    USS Hartford Nuclear Submarine Narrowing Escapes TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES in Straight Of Hormuz....UPDATE

    Just in...BREAKING NEWS....CNN Makes it Official....The USS HARTFORD has been involved in a MAJOR COLLISION with another naval vessel in the Straight of Hormuz injuring 15 sailors on board! US MILITARY narrowly DODGES disaster on the high seas, nuclear catastrophy of the most horrific kind. More details as they become known. As is too be expected, the NAVY is mitigating the available news on this SIGNIFICANT NUCLEAR INCIDENT to protect the military/commercial nuclear industry push towards a Nuclear should be noted, that there is a certain REVOLVING DOOR where former sailors in the Nuclear Navy are moved into positions with NEI, NRC, or at one of America's 104 pathetically maintained Commercial Reactors.


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    BREAKING NEWS...American Nuclear Sibmarine, Ship Collide In Straight of Hormuz

    In a report just in on FOX News....a US (NUCLEAR?) Submarine has had a horrific run in with another American Ship in the Straights of Hormuz. In what had to be a potentially HULL DAMAGING COLLISION of significant force, it is reported that at least 18 men were injured in the event, though the report stated these men have returned to duty...more if the Pentagon lets any information out. IS THIS A NEAR NUCLEAR MISS, and what would have been the aftermath of this accident if a nuclear spill had occurred between these disputed waters between Iran and the IAE? Further, is this incident why Iran today SNUBBED President Obama's video?

    The Strait of Hormuz (Persian: تنگه هرمز - Tangeh-ye Hormoz, Arabic: مضيق هرمز‎ - Madīq Hurmuz) is a narrow, strategically important waterway between the Gulf of Oman in the southeast and the Persian Gulf in the southwest. On the north coast is Iran and on the south coast is the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman.

    Iran Takes Command Of Strategic Straits of Hormuz Shipping Route, Triples Rocket Arsenal

    Iranian ships and submarines have deployed an undisclosed number of Iranian troops and weapons at the Eritrean port town of Assab at the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea just below the Strait of Hormuz.
    As such, the port town is in a unique postion its location allows it to control and monitor one of the world's most strategic shipping routes.

    According to local reports Iranian troops and a large number of long range ballistic missiles have also been deployed at a military base at the port and Iranian unmanned drones daily patrol the area..
    It appears that Iran is using the pretext of an accord it signed with Eritrea to revamp a Russian built refinery there to station its troops and maintain a strong military presence with full command of the Straits of Hormuz . At the same time as the world's second largest importer of gasoline, its deal with Eritrea guarantees it a constant supply free from international intervention. The President of Eritrea has already granted Teheran complete and exclusive control of the Eritrean Oil Refinery

    Meanwhile there is concern in Israel over reports suggesting Iran has recently tripled its missile arsenal and is estimated to have over 100 Shhab 3 missiles that are capable of striking any point in Israel compared with the thirty missiles it had in its arsenal at the beginning of 2008. While the missiles are armed with one ton conventional warheads they are also capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
    This latest build-up potentially points to an Iranian intent to launch a protracted counter-strike against those who seek to destroy its nuclear program.12/09/08

    Bernanke, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, AIG, Maiden Lane, Geithner, Obama...All BUTT SNIFFING CRIMINALS RAPING AMERICA!

    HELLO FOLKS....We have Maurice Greensberg on CNN lamenting the Retention Bonuses, wailing in great lamentations that there are no handcuffs attached to those Retention Bonuses while anyone that does a cursory bit of research would know that those AIG Executives leaving are all going TO MAURICE CONTROLLED INSURANCE RELATED BUSINESSES that he has registered in Bermuda for TAX PURPOSES.
    Did CNN bother to see how much of AIG's stock NOT OWNED by the Federal Government is or was recently held by Maurice Greensberg and his family? By the way, lets not forget to look at Maurice's disgruntled rumblings about Maiden remember Maiden Lane/Bear Sterns/Treasury Secretary Geithner.
    By the way...AIG/Liddy...NAME I the only one noticing that Maurice and his newly formed company is bringing all the pieces of AIG together under on Umbrella, and hiring all of AIG's TOP SALESMAN?
    Any one care to tell me that Obama is not in on this BUTT FUCKING of Main Street America? Come on, he is FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF Geithner...Geithner was/is Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's and AIG's MAN...has been since he was here in New York.
    Joe Boren, longtime Chairman and CEO of AIG Environmental, and John O'Brien, President of the Company, have both resigned. On January 5, AIG Commercial Insurance issued a statement that Russ Johnston has been named President and CEO of AIG Environmental, and that Kim Hanna is now Executive VP and COO of the Company.

    Additionally, in the aftermath of AIG's statement on the management changes, the Bermuda-based insurer Ironshore, Inc. announced on January 6 that Joe Boren and John O'Brien have joined a newly established Environmental Insurance division of Ironshore in New York City, with Boren as CEO and O'Brien as President.

    AIG senior reinsurance executive Charles Dangelo has left the insurer to join a company run by its former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg.

    Dangelo joins the growing number of executives who have left American International Group Inc. since the insurer was first bailed out by the U.S. government last September.

    He has been named chief executive for Starr Indemnity & Liability Co., chief executive of Starr Excess Lines Insurance and director and chairman of Starr Insurance and Reinsurance, all subsidiaries of Starr International Co.

    Greenberg said in a statement on the appointment that Dangelo would help Starr International to develop its property/casualty business.

    Rates for property-casualty coverage are rising after several years of declines, spelling opportunity for well-capitalized companies in the sector. Insurers' and reinsurers' ability to write new business is dictated by how much capital they can afford reserve for future claims.

    AIG said it had no comment on Dangelo's departure.

    Greenberg has been ramping up his operations since last year, hiring more staff and entering a joint venture between C.V. Starr and Bermuda insurer Ironshore Inc, called Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Ironshore has recruited several executives from AIG.

    In recent months, other former AIG executives have joined Zurich Financial Services Group, Ace Limited and privately-held Ironshore.

    AIG/Maiden Lane
    AIG and Maiden Lane pay $62bn to settle derivatives
    18 Mar 2009
    American International Group and Maiden Lane III, a US Federal Reserve financial vehicle, agreed to pay $62bn (€47.5bn) to settle derivatives transactions with 16 investment banks, getting in exchange securities whose market value had declined below $30bn, a regulatory filing showed.

    AIG says Greenberg "responsible" for collapse
    04 Mar 2009

    AIG/Starr International
    Greenberg set for legal showdown with AIG over offshore account
    03 Feb 2009
    Hank Greenberg, the founder and former chairman of American International Group, is poised for a legal showdown with the federally rescued insurer on March 2 over who controls an offshore account that AIG’s existing management intends to use to pay executive bonuses.
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    (Reuters)—Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, former American International Group boss, has questioned whether a Federal Reserve Bank of New York fund, charged with taking on some of the troubled insurer’s toxic holdings, paid the right price for some packaged debt securities.

    Mr. Greenberg, a top private shareholder of the insurer, wrote a letter to AIG CEO Edward Liddy in which he said he is interested in knowing more about a sale of $39.3 billion of assets to the fund, announced by the company on Monday.

    In the transaction, the fund bought securities held by the insurer’s counterparties. Mr. Greenberg refers in the letter to reports the CDOs were purchased by the fund at face value, and notes the securities had likely been marked down by the counterparties. He added that AIG had marked the CDOs down to about 50%of face value.

    “It certainly seems it was very good for the counterparties,” wrote Mr. Greenberg in the letter.

    The fund, Maiden Lane II, was created to hold mortgage liabilities from an AIG securities lending portfolio that caused huge losses to the troubled insurer, the company said in a press release on Monday.

    The New York Fed extended a loan to Maiden Lane II to enable the purchase of the securities for $19.8 billion.

    Maiden Lane LLC was an entity established to take on the toxic assets of Bear Stearns when it was purchased by JP Morgan. Bernanke hired Blackrock to oversee the pool. During his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on January 21, Timothy Geithner said he said that he thought Maiden Lane's disclosure was "adequate."

    On December 29, the central bank's Board of Governors wrote a report to Congress saying that it didn't expect “any net loss to the Federal Reserve or taxpayers” from the Bear Stearns holdings.

    It hasn't worked out that way:

    Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. taxpayers may be stuck with losses on $30 billion of Bear Stearns Cos. assets owned by the Federal Reserve even though the central bank has said otherwise, according to Robert A. Eisenbeis, Cumberland Associates Inc.’s chief monetary economist.

    “There is no prospect for a profit on the assets,” Eisenbeis wrote in a report yesterday. “Losses are mounting.”

    The CHART OF THE DAY illustrates the extent of the losses since June, when the Fed began providing data on the holdings’ value. The biggest declines were recorded after quarterly mark- to-market adjustments.

    Last week’s total was $4.22 billion, as shown in the chart. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is responsible for the first $1.15 billion under terms of an agreement completed in June, when the company took over Bear Stearns. The Fed picks up the rest.

    “The transaction was not structured with adequate over- collateralization


    Where was Geithner in turmoil?

    But Geithner's involvement in several ultimately ill-fated efforts to buttress the American financial system is the very reason some Wall Street CEO's — a number of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of piquing the man who regulates them — question whether he's up to the challenge.

    "We have only two things to say about Tim Geithner, who we do not know: AIG and Lehman Brothers," said Christopher Whalen of Institutional Risk Analytics. "Throw in the Bear Stearns/Maiden Lane fiasco for good measure," he said, referring to the site of the New York Federal Reserve, where many rescue discussions took place.

    "All of these 'rescues' are a disaster for the taxpayer, for the financial markets and also for the Federal Reserve System as an organization. Geithner, in our view, deserves retirement, not promotion."


    By David Fitzpatrick
    CNN Special Investigations Unit
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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- The ex-CEO of the battered insurance and financial services company AIG said Wednesday the bonus plan for executives at his old firm was slipshod in recent years, with employees frequently leaving after receiving retention bonuses.

    Former AIG CEO Maurice Greenberg says employees got retention bonuses and could still leave the company.

    Former AIG CEO Maurice Greenberg says employees got retention bonuses and could still leave the company.

    "You get a retention bonus and there was no handcuffs on that," said former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. "You get a retention bonus and you can leave the next day. There was no commitment, somebody saying, 'You have to stay.' And many people left. They took the bonus, said thank you and left."

    Greenberg was ousted from the company in 2005, after more than 30 years as its chief, in the middle of a New York state investigation into its accounting. But he remains the largest single shareholder in AIG, which has been kept alive after massive losses from complicated financial instruments tied to real estate, and he filed a securities fraud lawsuit against the company earlier this month.

    A year ago, he launched a campaign to replace all AIG board members, who he said had done a poor job. In his interview with CNN, Greenberg said directors gave themselves a significant pay raise after he left the company.

    "It makes me feel terrible," he said. "This was the biggest, greatest insurance company in history."

    Greenberg reportedly takes Fifth at inquiry

    Regulators question deal with Buffett's General Re

    NEW YORK - Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg took the Fifth Amendment "dozens of times" when he was questioned yesterday about possibly illegal transactions between the giant insurance firm he headed for nearly 40 years and a unit of Warren E. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., sources told Newsday.

    Greenberg, 79, who stepped down last month as chief executive officer of the world's largest insurer, American International Group Inc., invoked his right against self-incrimination to all questions except his name during an approximately 45-minute session with state and federal regulators, the sources said.

    The session took place at New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's Broadway offices. Regulators from the New York State Insurance Department and federal prosecutors also questioned Greenberg.

    Brad Maione, a spokesman for Spitzer, declined to comment. Robert Morvillo, one of Greenberg's lawyers, also declined to comment.


    "AIG is in crisis," Greenberg's letter said.

    An AIG spokesman, Chris Winans, said the company received the letter on Monday, and had forwarded it to members of the board. The board said Monday evening that it saw no need to postpone the shareholder meeting.

    Greenberg's letter follows a lawsuit filed last week by Starr International, a company that Greenberg controls, against AIG and its chief executive, Martin Sullivan, as well as Steven Bensinger, who on Thursday announced he would step aside as chief financial officer to assume another position at AIG

    The suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, claims that the insurer fraudulently misrepresented its exposure to credit default swaps, and seeks to recover at least $300 million in damages.

    Greenberg, who parted ways with AIG in 2005 amid an accounting scandal, is chairman of C.V. Starr and Starr International, which were once affiliated with AIG, and are still the insurer's largest shareholders.

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    February 3, 2009

    Hank Greenberg will finally get his day in court.

    The founder and former chairman of American International Group is set to duke it out March 2 with the federally rescued insurer over who owns an offshore account that AIG's current bosses want to use to pay executive bonuses.

    AIG wants to seize Starr International Co., an independent Bermuda company that owns a huge stake of AIG shares once valued at $20 billion but now worth only about $300 million due to AIG's flagging stock price.

    "AIG's goal in this case is to recover assets that were misappropriated by [Starr], the entity that Mr. Greenberg now controls," AIG said in a statement.

    NEW YORK, Mar 13, 2009 (A. M. Best via COMTEX) -- AIG Quote Chart News PowerRating -- A New York state court rejected an appeal by Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg and a group of former American International Group Inc. officials who sought to halt a lawsuit stemming from a fight over control a block of AIG stock held by Greenberg's Starr International Co.

    A panel of the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division, First Department, rejected an appeal of a lower judge's order rejecting a stay of the case while a similar lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan is heard.

    "AIG's allegations herein arise out of defendants' alleged independent fiduciary duties to AIG by virtue of their express pledges to preserve the value of said stock," the decision said. "A finding as to SICO's duty to AIG would not affect defendants' potential liability as independent fiduciaries of AIG and would not dispose of or significantly limit the issues involved in this action or pose a risk of inconsistent rulings."

    Greenberg in AIG Suit Faces Losing Most of $1 Billion (Update1)

    By Jef Feeley

    Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc. shareholders say Maurice ``Hank'' Greenberg and other executives owe them almost $1 billion for diverting funds to a company controlled by the former AIG chief executive officer.

    A Louisiana teachers' pension fund claims that for five years, the former AIG executives overpaid closely held C.V. Starr & Co., where they served as officers. Starr gave the executives bonuses based on the fees from New York-based AIG, according to a lawsuit by the pension fund.

    ``I think investors have a decent shot at recovering what they are seeking,'' said Robert Zito, a securities lawyer in New York who reviewed plaintiff and defense pretrial briefs. Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine in June 2006 ruled against a defense motion to dismiss the shareholder suit.

    Any damages awarded at a trial set to begin Sept. 15 in Wilmington, Delaware, would be paid directly to AIG, the largest U.S. insurer by assets. The company suffered $13.2 billion in losses in the first half of this year and recently was required to write down $11 billion of its holdings -- a move that could force it to raise more capital.

    Greenberg gears up for battle with AIG

    A court fight may decide whether a pot of shares once worth more than $20 billion goes to AIG or the former chairman's charity.

    By James Bandler and Doris Burke, Fortune staff
    February 5, 2009: 2:07 PM ET

    (Fortune) -- Did former American International Group chairman Maurice R. Greenberg betray a longstanding commitment by seizing control of billions of dollars worth of AIG shares pledged to employees?

    That's the question at the heart of a case slated for trial next month in New York federal court that pits the once-mighty insurance giant against the man who ran it for nearly four decades.

    Greenberg was forced out of AIG in 2005 amid a wide-ranging probe into the company's accounting by former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. But Greenberg managed to retain control of a sister company known as Starr International Co. (SICO), which holds hundreds of millions of AIG shares. It's the ownership of those shares that are in dispute.