Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cue the Terminator theme song...

One way to keep costs down is to do away with the need for a manned bomber, something the Air Force has been reluctant to do. "Nobody has showed many anything that's required a person in that airplane - nobody," Cartwright says. "I'm waiting for that argument and I haven't found it yet.

As a Marine -- albeit one who commanded the nuke-centric U.S. Strategic Command before taking his current Pentagon post -- Cartwright doesn't subscribe the dogma and doctrine of the old-timers' atomic club. "People come to me and say: `If this is one of the legs of the triad, you can't have it unmanned,'" he says. "I say: `Gee, I don't remember the last time I manned an ICBM or [sub-launched] SLBM or a cruise missile.' I'm not sure I understand that logic."

Excerpted from Time Battleland blog

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Class Act

Congratulations to Derek Jeter, the first ever career Yankee to reach 3000 hits. It's refreshing these days to see a successful, scandal-free celebrity. After all these years in the New York spotlight, Jeter remains free of sexual innuendo, bimbo eruptions, management disputes, and all the myriad scandals the press spends all its energy uncovering. A great milestone for an unusually classy man. Thanks for all the great years, Derek!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Bill Gates has a solution for Cuomo

Interesting article in WIRED about energy with some very politically incorrect but technically correct speech by Bill Gates.

It sounds like he has a solution and a reality check for Andre Cuomo and his desire to shut down Indian Point.

Don't be cute and put solar panels on the Albany State House only to be covered by snow 4 months out of the year, be bold and listen to Bill Gates.