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75. Picnic under a palm tree.

71. Shoot “hoops” surrounded by blue sky and sparkling water.

57. Jet ski across turquoise waters.

70. Take a themed cruise: bingo, movies, sports, …

21. The Greek Islands.

80. Be tempted by world-famous chefs.

69. Enjoy scrumptious food around the clock.

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1. Mingle with celebrities.

68. Sip a mint julep while listening to ragtime.

58. Seychelles.

98. Browse through a well-stocked library.

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88. Be waited on hand and foot.

2. Take sailboarding lessons.

72. South America.

99. Be a star on Talent Night.

28. See whales, dolphins, and flying fish.

77. Flex your pecs at the health club.

36. Scuba dive along a reef.

43. Wander through ancient ruins.

62. Capture dazzling sunsets on film.

41. Take your sweetie on a second honeymoon.

73. Dine in a tuxedo or formal gown.

25. Swing to the beat of a big band.

50. Eat gourmet food every night and never see a price.

51. The Mediterranean.

93. Play bridge or backgammon.

56. Try your hand at electronic blackjack.

38. Things might have changed over the years but the fes …

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87. See America – down its coastlines and up its rivers – or take in some of these:

79. Australia / New Zealand.

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16. Parasail high above the ocean.

9. India.

91. Each year, on the 22nd of May, the world celebrates an International Biodiversity … Africa.

82. Water ski in clear blue water.

78. Paddle down river in a kayak or canoe.

66. Consume Caspian Caviar.

32. Hold a family reunion.

13. Meanwhile, today the city … The United Kingdom.

101. Treat yourself to a facial.

12. Take your toddler to day-camp at sea.

17. Mexico.

94. Snorkel in crystal clear, coral-filled waters.

33. Baltics.

85. Alaska.

83. Spot an exotic bird or flower.

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63. Hold a business conference (maybe tax deductible) onboard a ship.

24. Renew your wedding vows.

22. Golf – by computer or in person – on the world’s best courses.

60. Visit five ports, but unpack just once.

4. Sleep ’til noon. Having … Call home from your cabin.

74. Europe

89. “Disappear” during a magic act.

54. The South Pacific.

96. Be-bop with top jazz musicians.

64. Polish your golf swing with the pros.

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76. Take a yoga class.

6. Indulge in a massage.

49. Doze in the sun.

37. Get married in your favorite port.

14. 18. Go to a fashion show.

27. The Panama Canal.

95. Shoot craps.

40. It is a port city that was major site of colonization for the Portuguese in the medieval era. Enjoy the best of Broadway.

34. Meditate at sunrise.

52. Jump into a pool.

10. Study at sea – genealogy, marine biology, …

30. Dance under the stars.

8. Shop onboard for French perfume and Swiss watches.

11. Relax in a hot tub.

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84. Laugh ’til it hurts at a comedy show.

23. Send your teeager to a “rock the boat” party.

35. You don’t need a designated driver.

29. Rent a moped at the dock.

65. Play a fast game of racquetball.

47. Meet your favorite sports stars.

53. Far East / Orient.

90. Turn your day from 9 to 5 to 9 to Ah-h-h!

31. Ride a helicopter over a waterfall.

3. Request a song at the piano bar.

48. 55. Tahiti.

100. Walk a mile on deck.

42. Have Baked Alaska en route to Anchorage.

15. Explore a centuries-old castle.

67. Bermuda.

86. Scandinavia.

97. Go to a wine tasting.

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Are Nepal quakes proof positive of disastrous earth changes to come? You bet! – San Jose Psychic

- Afghanistan/Tajikistan quake

0627 a.m. They also said this will not be a “slow-motion event taking millions of years to complete,” but more like the “blink of an eye.”

Chain of tremors . .

After Nepal’s recent disastrous earthquakes, does anyone need more proof of major earth changes to come? Does anyone still doubt that India is being violently shoved down and under the Himalayas? Will two massive, and downgraded, earthquakes and scores of aftershocks within a two-week period convince you?

As most of the world knows, Nepal and the Himalayan region, still reeling from the devastating 7.8 quake on April 25, suffered a second major earthquake on May 12 – a 7.3 magnitude quake that hit halfway between Kathmandu and Mt. . As India is pushed down and under the Himalayas, Nepal is being pushed up, and so quakes like this will be the new norm for Nepal, as well as India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, as the Pole Shift approaches.

On May 12, at least four major earthquakes jolted Asia, three of them within minutes of each other. it’s important.

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Indonesia like India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh will fare poorly prior to and during the coming Pole Shift. . Some of the dots will be connected for you. and one at 3:15 a.m.

Japan: 6.8 quake jolted areas damaged by the 2011 quake and tsunami that triggered nuclear meltdown at Fukushima

UK: Not one but two sign collapses in London. . Connected? You be the judge of that!

How about the “chain of tremors” that rattled not only Nepal, but also north and east India, the Afghanistan/Tajikistan border, Indonesia, and Japan to name only a few – all on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 with three of these major quakes happening in less than 60 minutes? Coincidence?

Just let earth change disasters and your intuition be your guide about what to do and when.

Even Pole Shift skeptics should agree that two huge earthquakes in Nepal within two weeks of each other is “NOT NORMAL,” but rather part of the new normal for Planet Earth. . . Share this information with those with eyes to see and ears to hear . .

Be sure to share this information with others . In a recent three-day period (May 10, 11, and 12), several meters of land in southern coastal India were washed away by the advancing ocean. This latest quake was not an aftershock, but a 7.3 quake in its own right, followed by more than six aftershocks. Thanks.

As can be seen from recent seismic activity in these areas, pressure is building rapidly as Planet X (Nibiru) closes the gap between itself and Earth, creating a hotbed of earth change disasters and massive land shifts for not only Asian countries, but for the entire world.. a crane collapsed in Dong Thap killing a mother and her two children.)

Indonesia: 6.2 quake in the Banda Sea at 0722 UTC.

New Zealand: 4.0 earthquake in the morning followed two overnight quakes, one at 11:30 p.m.

Earth wobble is worse . Everest, near the Chinese border.

All three in about 40 minutes. . – Nepal (7.3)

Take a brief look at earth change events on one day in May – Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the day of the Nepal earthquake, and you decide if the earth wobble is getting worse:

Map by CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad shows seismicity above magnitude 4.5 in Nepal region from Apr 25 to May 11 and that of May 12.

Pole Shift skeptics should agree .

0610 a.m. Their epicenters stretched from Afghanistan-Tajikistan to Nepal-Tibet border to Indonesia regions. – Indonesia (6.2)

0650 a.m. . . . Vietnam: Crane collapse in Hanoi at construction site at 0900 UTC, second such accident in days. and by all means, sharpen your survival skills. In the morning, a billboard collapsed and fell on woman on her way to work around 0900 UTC and just hours later at 9:40 p.m., a sign situated above KK Stationers crashed onto the street below, just yards from morning billboard collapse.

Canada: Rock face collapsed on Sudbury highway sending massive boulders crashing across the road

California: Broken water main described as “colossal” shot a geyser into air, flooded streets, created a sinkhole in Los Angeles Tuesday morning

Texas: A massive sinkhole collapsed a road in Corpus Christi

For residents to even consider rebuilding in this area, might be unwise, but then we all have free will. .

Actually, you will need an earthquake score sheet to track the seismic activity in Asia of late, but specifically on Tues, May 12. And, lest we forget, on that same day only about 3 hours later (0912 GMT), a 6.8 quake rattled Japan. (On May 10, a 9 meter long steel stake weighing about 630 kg fell from the same construction site, and on May 6.

In the “blink of an eye”. Considering these major earthquakes in Local Time can be confusing, so here they are in UTC:

Signs of sinking can already be seen along the coastal areas of India and Bangladesh, where residents are threatened by advancing waves. and bless the rest . . . The Zetas of ZetaTalk predicted many long years ago that, during the Pole Shift, India, as well as Bangladesh and Bhutan, would be forcefully pushed down and under the Himalayas and under ensuring ocean waves

Shuffle Master, Inc. and Stargames to Exhibit at G2E Asia Gaming Expo in Macau, June 4-5, 2008

With a unique batch shuffling process and a versatile, in-table

flush-mounted design, the Deck Mate single or double deck poker

shuffler is an excellent shuffling solution for live-stakes poker

games and is the poker shuffler of choice on the majority of North

American and Australasian poker tables.

Casino War®. “These alternative ways of providing popular Asian

games like baccarat and roulette were developed to address the unique

characteristics of this key regional market, and we anticipate that

these enhancements will be welcomed by the show’s attendees.”

Stargames President Piers Morgan remarked that “the

G2E Asia show is a great opportunity for us to feature our latest

electronic gaming machine titles Evolution(TM)

and Double Fire Power(TM).

The Company considers such statements to be made under the safe harbor

created by the federal securities laws to which it is subject, and

assumes no obligation to update or supplement such statements. We will also highlight our i-Deal shuffler

and its card recognition capabilities as well as our Deck Mate poker

shuffler which should be a popular selection given the recent Macanese

approval of live-stakes poker.”

. Product demonstrations will be available at stand 907. Meyer

commented that “Our G2E Asia product lineup also includes several live

table games and side bets that we feel will have great appeal in the

rapidly growing Asian market. Each player receives one card that is compared to the dealer’s

card, and the highest card wins!

Lightning Poker(TM).

A state-of-the-art electronic table game that combines an animated

dealer with individual player stations, Vegas Star Slingshot Roulette

and Ultimate Baccarat will be exhibited in its new modular cabinet

style that offers a variety of enhanced features and benefits.

Rapid Baccarat(TM).

A next-generation single deck specialty shuffler that incorporates

card recognition technology to read the rank and suit of each card,

the i-Deal can be used to authenticate jackpot hands and can

self-diagnose potential performance issues.

Deck Mate®. Additional information on these and other

risk factors that could potentially affect the Company’s financial

results may be found in documents filed by the Company with the

Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s current

reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual report on

Form 10-K.

In addition to displaying well-established products including the

Company’s MD2®

automatic shuffler and its Three Card Poker®

and Dragon Bonus®

Baccarat specialty games, the exhibit will highlight several products

developed specifically for the Asian market, including the following:

Shuffle Master President and Chief Operating Officer Paul C. Yoseloff, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief

Executive Officer.

Combining a dealer, the i-Shoe(TM) intelligent

card reading shoe and a live game with individual electronic player

stations, Rapid Baccarat dramatically increases baccarat game

performance and security and can accommodate up to 100 individual

player stations.

The exhibit will also highlight several additional products, including

the following:

Shuffle Master, Inc. Shuffle Master also announced that it will participate in the

G2E Asia Gaming Investment Forum sponsored by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday,

June 3.

“This year’s Asian Global Gaming Expo will be a significant event for

Shuffle Master because we will emphasize new developments in our Vegas

Star and Rapid Table Games Electronic Table Systems including a new

modular cabinet style that is significantly smaller than our premium

Classic cabinet,” stated Mark L. is a gaming supply company specializing in

providing its casino customers Utility Products, including automatic

card shufflers, roulette chip sorters and intelligent table system

modules, to improve their profitability, productivity and security.

A fast and easy game to understand and play, Casino War is a great

alternative to poker-style play and is rapidly becoming a popular

table game offering in many of Macau’s

casinos. Information about the Company and its products can

be found on the Internet at www.shufflemaster.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on

management’s current beliefs and expectations about future events, as

well as on assumptions made by and information available to management.

Mark L.

A fully-automated ten-seat poker table that replicates live-stakes

poker with real-time pot calculations and realistic 3D graphic

animations, Lightning Poker dramatically increases the number of hands

per hour and ensures a secure and accurate game.

Electronic Gaming Machines. Yoseloff, Ph.D., the Company’s

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will also participate in the expo’s

Keynote Panel, “Pacific Power –

The State of the Asian Gaming Industry,” on

June 4. Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ

materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, the

following: changes in the level of consumer or commercial acceptance of

the Company’s existing products and new products as introduced;

increased competition from existing and new products for floor space in

casinos; continued consolidation of gaming operations; acceleration

and/or deceleration of various product development, promotion and

distribution schedules; product performance issues; higher than expected

manufacturing, service, selling, legal, administrative, product

development, promotion and/or distribution costs; changes in the

Company’s business systems or in technologies affecting the Company’s

products or operations; reliance on strategic relationships with

distributors and technology and manufacturing vendors; current and/or

future litigation, claims and costs or an adverse judicial finding; tax

matters including changes in state, federal, or foreign state tax

legislation or assessments by taxing authorities; acquisitions or

divestitures by the Company or its competitors of various product lines

or businesses and, in particular, integration of businesses that the

Company may acquire; changes to the Company’s intellectual property

portfolio, such as the issuance of new patents, new intellectual

property licenses, loss of licenses, claims of infringement or

invalidity of patents; regulatory and jurisdictional issues (e.g.,

technical requirements and changes, delays in obtaining necessary

approvals, or changes in a jurisdiction’s regulatory scheme or approach,

etc.) involving the Company and its products specifically or the gaming

industry in general; general and casino industry economic conditions;

our ability to attract and retain key personnel; the financial health of

the Company’s casino and distributor customers, suppliers and

distributors, both nationally and internationally; adverse changes in

the creditworthiness of parties with whom the Company has significant

receivables; the pace of gaming expansion and the influence of

anti-gaming constituents; the Company’s ability to successfully and

economically integrate the TGD business acquired from PGIC; the

Company’s high level of indebtedness, and specifically the Company’s

ability to meet debt service obligations and to refinance indebtedness,

including the Company’s $150,000 contingent convertible senior notes

(the “Notes”) and the Company’s $100,000 senior secured revolving credit

facility (the “Revolver”), which will depend on the Company’s future

performance and other conditions or events and will be subject to many

factors that are beyond the Company’s control; any statement with

respect to anticipated regulatory or securities filings, anticipated

release of information, internal control issues and the potential of

delayed filings resulting from the steps required to complete the

year-end audit; and various risks related to the Company’s customers’

operations in countries outside the United States, including currency

fluctuation risks, which could increase the volatility of the Company’s

results from such operations.

An exciting twist on traditional Baccarat where players win a

progressive payout if three or more of the Player/Banker cards are the

same rank, Jackpot Baccarat Progressive’s top payout is triggered when

all six Player and Banker cards are the same rank and color.

Vegas Star®

SlingShot Roulette(TM)

and Ultimate Baccarat(TM).

Developed by Stargames, these state-of-the-art PC-based gaming

machines will feature the popular and entertaining Pink Panther(TM)

progressive link using a variety of popular titles including, I Ching(TM)

, Aqua Action(TM) and Galapagos Wild(TM).

Jackpot Baccarat Progressive(TM). Additionally, we

expect to gain reasonable interest for our popular progressive link Pink

Panther, which as been performing well in both local and international

markets.”

i-Deal(TM). (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) and Stargames,

a Shuffle Master International Company, announced today that they will

exhibit at the Asian Global Gaming Expo (G2E Asia) being held in Macau

June 4 and 5.

Forward-looking statements reflect and are subject to risks and

uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from

expectations. The

Company also develops and distributes a wide range of

entertainment-based products including Proprietary Table Games and side

bets, numerous Electronic Table Systems including the Table Master,

Vegas Star and Rapid Table Games platforms, and a variety of Electronic

Gaming Machines for select markets. The Company is included in the SP

Smallcap 600 Index.

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shuffle Master, Inc

Newport Local News Stan Lee is a ‘Marvel’ at 92

She can be reached at [email protected]

Stan-LeeIt is no secret that when it comes to the big screen, anything stamped with the name Marvel is sure to become box office gold.. Responsible initially for tasks such as filling the inkwells of those who actually made the comics, within two short years, he had written his first comic book text under the pseudonym Stan Lee. Endeavoring to balance his Asian heritage with mainstream American culture, Steven has always felt a step or two outside the circle.

While on a trip of a lifetime to Hong Kong, Steven finds himself in a museum being led down into its basement byzodiac-legacy-disney his mysterious tour guide, Jasmine. I’ll bet that young man from the Bronx had no idea how far his silly comic-book nom de plume would actually take him.

In this, the first book in a planned trilogy, readers are introduced to hero Steven Lee, a Chinese-American teenager who has thus far struggled to find his place in the world. Interestingly enough, with thoughts of still pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a “serious writer,” he wanted to save his given name to use in those pursuits.

Steven himself becomes unintentionally infused with the powers of his zodiac symbol, the Tiger, while Maxwell and his minions have claimed other powers for themselves. While in the bowels of the museum, Steven finds out about the powers of the Zodiac – super-powers corresponding with the animals of the Chinese zodiac that have been unleashed by the requisite evil bad guy, Maxwell.

Written with children from grades 2 to 6 in mind, the book is appropriate for younger readers, while still being a good read for any fan of Lee, or his comics, who would like to learn a little bit more about what inspired this living legend to create the characters we have come to love.

Peppered throughout with illustrations reminiscent of the book’s comic hero inspiration, it is full of enough action to keep any super-hero fan turning pages right up until the end. Part of the popular “Who Was…” biography series for kids, the book offers young readers a look at the life of the man who is almost single-handedly responsible for revolutionizing the comic book industry.

Thanks to Lee, along with co-author, Stuart Moore and illustrator, Andie Tong, the new book “The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence,” offers parents and child literacy advocates the opportunity to parlay this Marvel madness into quality reading time for middle grade adventure seekers.

As kids (and their parents) throng to see films like the just released “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” interest in comic books and graphic novels is again on the rise, and 92-year-old Marvel legend Stan Lee is proving that his characters have staying power that will carry them through unlimited sequels and spin-offs.

Edie Crabtree is an avid reader and the mother of three active boys. As an added bonus, with a standard cliff-hanger, and two more books on the way, interest will stay piqued for even the most reluctant reader.

Born Stanley Lieber, Lee took his first position in the comic book world at the young age of seventeen. Each of the twelve zodiac powers have found a human host – some on the side of good, some working for world dominance, and others, who, unaware of their powers, are as yet loyal to neither side.

Steven, Jasmine, and their friends must now set out on a mission that will take them around the globe, to try and find these “rogue powers,” preventing Maxwell and his agency, the Vanguard, from recruiting them to their side, and thus becoming all-powerful and virtually unstoppable.

While waiting for books two and three to make their debuts, it would be a perfect time to check out “Who Is Stan Lee,” by Geoff Edgers.

Now, some seventy-odd years later, he has finally published his first prose novel – still under the moniker of Stan Lee, a name to which he legally changed years ago

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Sức mạnh chiến hạm Mỹ co thể hủy diệt can cứ TQ tại Trường Sa

??u ??n có th? là lo?i h?t nhân W80 (BGM-109A) ho?c ??u ??n n? m?nh n?ng 450 kg (BGM-109C/ RGM-109B) ho?c ??u ??n chùm (BGM-109D).

Tuy nhiên ?? ?áp ?ng tình hình m?i, ??n tháng 6/2007, USS Michigan ?ã ???c hoán c?i t? tàu ng?m h?t nhân chi?n l??c thành tàu ng?m h?t nhân mang tên l?a có ?i?u khi?n (SSGN).

Vì v?y, không ph?i ng?u nhiên mà chuyên gia Kyle Mizokami ?ã ??a ra nh?n ??nh:

Ban ??u, USS Michigan ???c thi?t k? v?i vai trò tàu ng?m chi?n l??c mang tên l?a ??n ??o xuyên l?c ??a (SSBN), v? khí m?nh nh?t c?a nó là 24 tên l?a Trident II có t?m b?n 11.300 km, mang theo ??u ??n h?t nhân W76 ho?c W88 có ???ng l??ng n? 300 – 400 kT.

kyle Mizokami

Thông s? k? thu?t c? b?n c?a USS Michigan: l??ng giãn n??c 16.764 t?n khi n?i và 18.750 t?n khi l?n, chi?u dài 170 m, chi?u r?ng 13 m, m?n n??c khi n?i 12 m.

chuyên gia an ninh – qu?c phòng châu á

USS Michigan ???c kh?i ?óng ngày 28/2/1975, h? th?y ngày 4/4/1977 và chính th?c ?i vào ho?t ??ng ngày 11/9/1982. Tuy nhiên, m?t l?c l??ng ?? b? c?a Th?y quân l?c chi?n có th? xóa s? chúng m?t cách ??n gi?n.

Tên l?a hành trình Tomahawk tùy thu?c vào phiên b?n có t?m b?n t? 1.300 km (BGM-109D) cho ??n 2.500 km (BGM-109A). Trong th?i chi?n, “tu?i th?” c?a chúng có l? ch? ???c tính b?ng ngày, n?u không mu?n nói là gi?.

Trong ?ó ?áng chú ý nh?t là phiên b?n Tomahawk BGM-109D, v?i ??u ??n mang theo t?i 166 qu? bom chùm.

?nh ?? h?a mô t? vi?c phóng tên l?a t?n công m?t ??t t? tàu ng?m h?t nhân l?p Ohio

Tàu ng?m h?t nhân USS Michigan (SSBN-727/SSGN-727)

Bên trong x??ng ch? t?o phi c? M? tu?n tra ? Bi?n ?ông

M?c dù Trung Qu?c có th? s? l?p ??t h? th?ng phòng không HQ-9 (t??ng t? nh? các tên l?a Patriot c?a M?) ? ?ây. Hi?n t?i, c?ng nhà c?a tàu là Bangor, Washington.

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H? th?ng ??ng l?c c?a tàu g?m 1 lò ph?n ?ng h?t nhân S8G PWR cung c?p n?ng l??ng cho 2 turbine, ?i kèm v?i 1 ??ng c? ph? tr? có công su?t 325 mã l?c (242 KW). T?ng công su?t ??ng c? c?a USS Michigan là 60.000 mã l?c (45 MW).

Tàu có th? ch?y v?i v?n t?c t?i ?a 25 h?i lý/h (46 km/h), ?? sâu l?n l?n nh?t trong th? nghi?m là 240 m, t?m ho?t ??ng ch? b? gi?i h?n vào l??ng th?c, th?c ph?m mang theo ?? ph?c v? cho th?y th? ?oàn g?m 15 s? quan và 140 nhân viên.

M?t ??t t?n công c?a 10 tên l?a hành trình Tomahawk-D s? t?o ra 1.660 qu? bom bi, phá h?y toàn b? máy bay, radar, tháp ?i?u khi?n, kho ch?a nhiên li?u, xe b?o d??ng và kho ??n d??c xây trái phép c?a Trung Qu?c trên ??o nhân t?o.

Thay ??i l?n nh?t là vi?c các b? phóng tên l?a ??n ??o Trident II b? g? b? và thay th? b?ng 154 b? phóng tên l?a hành trình Tomahawk, b? trí trong 22 c?m 7 ?ng phóng.

USS Michigan (SSBN-727/SSGN-727) là chi?c th? hai thu?c l?p tàu ng?m chi?n l??c mang tên l?a ??n ??o xuyên l?c ??a l?p Ohio, nó c?ng ??ng th?i là chi?n h?m th? ba c?a H?i quân M? ???c ??t theo tên bang Michigan.

Tóm l?i, nh?ng c?n c? quân s? này tuy r?t quan tr?ng v?i Trung Qu?c, nh?ng c?ng có th? b? công kích t??ng ??i d? dàng

FOXNews.com – Quality of Nuclear Devices Questioned – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party

halted in 1992, and through a different process than the replacements. These means included small-scale plutonium tests, technical data from past underground tests, and computer codes and models.

The agency acknowledged there were “more than 70 engineering authorizations” _ as it characterizes the waivers _ approved in the new W88 pit certification and that this was a “relative high number.”

The government will not say how many W88 warheads it has. To scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, that was a milestone to celebrate. That required extensive computer modeling and testing to assure precise shape, size and weight and that the triggers meet performance requirements.

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In an e-mail response to the watchdog group’s claims, Bernard Pleau, a spokesman for the agency’s office at Los Alamos, said the changes do not “compromise the integrity of the parts. It meant the warheads, after testing that makes the original trigger unsuitable for reuse, could be reassembled with a new trigger and put back into service.

In a warhead’s detonation, a conventional explosive packaged around the pit compresses the plutonium inward, creating enough pressure for an atomic chain reaction. She posed that question in a letter last Friday to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman.

At least one other replacement pit required 71 specification waivers, a Los Alamos scientist indirectly involved in the production process told The Associated Press. So far, nine have earned the “diamond stamp” from the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the lab’s programs. Precise manufacture of the trigger is essential.

“The manufacturing process for the W88 has been incredibly, thoroughly vetted,” said Jeanloz. That difference in cost was noted by Brian in the letter to the energy secretary.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. He was on a panel that last year concluded the plutonium in warhead triggers is much sturdier than previously thought, with a life span of as much 100 years.

Officials say the cost figures reflect the fact that new facilities and a new process for making the replacement triggers had to be developed. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Project on Government Oversight says it was told by some Los Alamos scientists that the trigger certified last July and known as the W88 pit needed 72 waivers from the specifications used for the original triggers, including 53 engineering-related changes.

The government acknowledges differences between the old triggers and their replacements.

Since last summer’s announcement, the Los Alamos lab has made 10 additional W88 triggers. The result is a a massive hydrogen blast.

The change in manufacturing process, from wrought to cast, has been a subject of debate and extensive analysis among those involved in nuclear weapons. no longer conducts underground nuclear tests, the Los Alamos scientists had to rely on other sources to replicate the original triggers and guarantee that the replacements would be as reliable as the old. That, in turn, creates the high temperatures and pressure to ignite a “secondary” nuclear component. The number has been estimated at about 400, in addition to an estimated 3,200 W76 warheads that also are designed for the submarine-based Trident II missile.

“With this large number of waivers, how is it possible to objectively tell whether the pit will even work?” said Danielle Brian, executive director of the group that monitors nuclear weapons-related activities. The original triggers, all made at the now-closed Rocky Flats facility in Colorado, were hammered into precise form. The last of the original triggers were manufactured in the late 1980s.

A single trigger made at Rocky Flats cost less than $4 million. The bottom line _ the pits produced meet all functional quality requirements for use and are fully accepted by NNSA.”

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The new ones were made by using a mold to cast the grapefruit-size plutonium sphere. For years, however, testing the warhead’s components to ensure the weapon produces the intended blast instead of a fizzle has been complicated by a lack of replacement plutonium triggers.

Last summer, the first replacement plutonium trigger in 18 years received “diamond stamp” approval signaling it was ready for use in a warhead. This process is viewed by metallurgists as producing a stronger product.

By H. At Los Alamos, it has cost an estimated $430 million over 10 years to certify the first trigger. Scientists at Los Alamos and at the government’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California concluded the change did not degrade the reliability of the triggers, according to NNSA.

But Los Alamos and agency officials bristle at suggestions that the new triggers might be less reliable or have flaws that could affect their performance.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Because the U.S. The scientist spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue.

National Nuclear Security Administration: http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/

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A watchdog group now is raising questions about whether the replacement triggers, also known as pits, can be guaranteed to be as reliable as those already in some 400 W88 warheads. The original triggers were made with the benefit of underground nuclear testing, which the U.S. Such approval means they are ready to use.

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Kevin Roark, a spokesman for the Los Alamos weapons program said the changes in specifications “have been fully explored, fully vetted and fully accepted by NNSA and engineering analysis (conducted) by us.”

Any variation or flaw in the pit could cause a warhead not to detonate properly or to detonate with less explosive power than expected.

Raymond Jeanloz of the University of California at Berkeley, a longtime adviser to the government on nuclear weapons issues, said in an interview he is not surprised there have been some modification in the W88 warhead, but that does not mean it is less reliable.. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer

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Resting atop the Trident II missile, the W88 warhead is among the mainstays of the country’s submarine-based nuclear arsenal

Hacking by China not necessarily a “hostile act” – CNN Security Clearance

Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he “believe(s) someone in China is hacking into our systems and stealing technology and intellectual property which at this point is a crime.”

. Asked what he would consider a hostile act, Dempsey said “attacking our critical infrastructure” would be a act worthy of a similar response.

Gen. infrastructure, it would not necessarily be a “hostile act.”

Graham noted he was about to lunch with the Vice President of China who is in the U.S. top military officer said should China’s military be found to be behind hacks into the U.S. this week and asked Dempsey if there was anything he wanted to pass on to Xi Jinping.

But Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee where he was testifying that he cannot attribute the Chinese hacking to China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army.

Asked by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina if it could be proven that the PLA was behind a hacking of the defense infrastructure, would it be considered a “hostile act,” Dempsey said it wasn’t necessarily.

By Adam Levine

“I would consider it a crime,” Dempsey said.

“Happy Valentine’s Day,” Dempsey replied.

The U.S

The cost of military domination

Each aircraft would carry millions of dollars worth of bombs and missiles. The carrier can hold up to 90 aircraft, but even just 40 F-35Cs would represent $13.4 billion dollars, more than the already gargantuan cost of the carrier itself. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, only has a total of 355 locomotives to haul passengers across the entire country, nearly all of which are over 20 years old and in need of rebuilding or replacement. The category of Military Personnel received $142.9 billion, while procurement–new equipment–received $99.5 billion. At current rates, military and intelligence spending between 2015-2020 will exceed $4 trillion.

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Jeff Lusanne

8 May 2015

A largely hidden, yet massive, military cost is the operation, maintenance and replacement of the so-called “Nuclear Triad.” This is the system of nuclear warheads ready for deployment on long range bombers, submarines, and land-based installations, and each of the three elements are up for replacement during the 2020s. The total cost of all the items on the ship is therefore only comparable to entire federal budget items like science, which has a proposed budget of $31 billion for 2016.

Thus, each Ohio class submarine carries nearly 200 nuclear warheads that can simultaneously attack every major city of an entire region of the world–from just one submarine. A January 2014 report from the James R. Research, Development, Test Engineering (RDTE) received $62 billion, while construction and other assorted items took up the rest of the budget.

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The deficit of the City of Detroit, which was the nominal cause for the city’s bankruptcy and the gutting of city workers’ pensions, was $327 million in 2013–less than the cost of one Navy F-35C. In the FY2016 proposal, another $22 billion would go towards the construction of submarines, destroyers, littoral combat ships, and a fuel tanker. For 2016, the President has proposed a total spending amount of $613 billion that would put Pentagon spending higher than any point during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Within the president’s proposed Pentagon budget for fiscal year 2016 there is a proposed 12 percent increase in procurement and RDTE spending to $177 billion, and much of it goes towards big-budget weapons programs designed to maintain total global military dominance.

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When planes, bombs, missiles, crew, fuel, and supplies are added, the cost becomes unimaginably high. Dozens of other planes require tens or hundreds of millions annually.

The largest portion of the defense budget goes towards operations and maintenance of the military’s vast inventory of weapons and equipment. It also notes that Congress has no accurate measure of the actual current spending on nuclear programs.

This vast fleet of aircraft includes some of the most expensive weapons ever created, and current weapons programs that will cost even more. This includes a whopping 78 percent share of the global aerial refueling tanker fleet, the means by which combat aircraft can extend their flight range, allowing the US to more easily bomb anywhere in the world.

Real annual military spending by the United States is even higher, once nuclear weapons funding, interest payments on foreign wars, and the cost of veteran care is included. In 2016, the White House is requesting $11 billion in funding for another year of research, development, and procurement. Five E2-D Hawkeye command and control aircraft are requested for fiscal year 2016 at a cost of $263 million each.

Yet the F-35 is just one of many programs with equally staggering costs. It is over 22 times the amount proposed in the discretionary budget for transportation, $27.4 billion, even as the American Society of Civil Engineers rates the state of US infrastructure as a “D,” requiring trillions of dollars in repairs. In September, when the US began bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the stocks of four of the five largest weapons makers–Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon–soared to all time highs.

The proposed $613 billion in funding is more than eight times larger than the federal education budget. Ford-class carrier was launched in 2015 and cost $12.8 billion.. The entire commercial aircraft fleet in America–including all the major airlines and freight carriers like FedEx and UPS–is less than half that amount, at 6,788 aircraft.

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Compared to other militaries worldwide, the US operates more planes in every type of category (combat, transport, helicopter, training, etc.) than any other nation. Already in 2015, research on these replacements is consuming billions per year, before designs have even been finalized and contracts secured. In the 2016 procurement budget, over twelve separate drone, plane, and helicopter programs each have budgets of $1-3 billion dollars. The public is told there is no choice because “there is no money” for such programs. Tomahawk cruise missiles, the notorious weapon of choice for the “shock and awe” bombardment of Iraq in 2003, now cost $2.1 million each. Given the provocative nature of the US’s activity in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, the possibility of any escalation is an absolutely harrowing prospect.

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The White House is requesting $1.7 billion in 2016 for research and development on what is likely the next aircraft boondoggle, the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B.) This new, undisclosed “high tech, long range” bomber will replace the B-52, which has rained down death across the world for over 60 years; the B-1; and the B-2, the most expensive aircraft in history at $2 billion per plane. Replacing every single locomotive of Amtrak would cost less than operating one aircraft carrier for one year.

The destructive power of these nuclear forces is almost incomprehensible and greater than anything the world has ever known. In the first three days of the 2011 assault on Libya, at least 161 such missiles were fired; in present-day prices that would cost $338 million, the same cost as the 2,800-foot long six-lane Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River that recently opened.

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The US military, across all its branches, has 13,900 planes. Despite this, the overall military budget has not mirrored the drop as more money has been plowed into the incredibly expensive, high-tech weapons systems of the Navy and Air Force.

The officially budgeted military spending of the United States in 2014 was $610 billion, nearly 35 percent of global military spending and greater than the combined spending of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, India and Germany.

Yet nothing costs more money than an aircraft carrier, and the Navy has 10 of them in operation. The 14 current Ohio-class submarines in the Navy’s fleet each contain up to 24 nuclear-armed Trident II ballistic missiles. The most recent cost estimate of the notoriously failure-prone F-35 fighter-bomber is $400 billion for procurement of 2,400 planes, while the lifetime operational cost will be $1 trillion.

The purchase cost of military systems is really just a fraction of their ultimate cost. The US Navy is constructing replacements of their fleet; the first Gerald R. What is never questioned in the political establishment is how a country with crumbling bridges and mass poverty can afford to spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on the military.

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Between 2000 and 2006, the US Department of Defense budget rose from $300 billion to over $530 billion, and it continues at those levels, despite the sequester federal budget cuts. The F-22 Raptor, the military’s latest air superiority fighter, is consuming upwards of $500 million per year just for upgrades and modifications. Each missile has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles and upon reentry into the earth’s atmosphere can release eight W88 “multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles.” Each W88 can travel to a separate target and yield a blast more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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In 2001, the per-plane estimated cost was $81 million, and the costs continue to rise as the plane is now seven years past its anticipated service date. Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies is simply titled “The Trillion Dollar Nuclear Triad,” pointing to its estimate that $1 trillion will be spent on nuclear systems by the US in the next 30 years. With these items, the annual amount is closer to $1 trillion.

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Operating a carrier strike group has an estimated daily cost of $6.5 million, which is the cost of a new high-speed passenger rail locomotive. Russia, China and France each field just one. The city has announced plans to shut off water service to more than 20,000 households to collect a debt that amounts to about one-eighth the cost of one such aircraft.

Between the branches of the armed forces, 2014 funding was relatively equal: the Army received $167.4 billion, the Navy (including the Marines), $162.1 billion and the Air Force, $144.3 billion. The Army’s costs have the largest connection to personnel, operations, and construction, and as US troop levels have been drawn down in Iraq and Afghanistan the Army’s share of funding has dropped significantly. The B-2 has an ongoing annual cost of $300-$400 million for the last five years. Including all of these costs, each of the 57 planes requested will cost $193 million.

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The terrifying destructive potential of the US military, whether conventional or nuclear weapons, is a very profitable business. The Ford-class carrier is meant to feature the F-35C, which is the most expensive variant of the plane, at an estimated $337 million each. Northrup Grumman made the B-2 and is in fierce competition for the lucrative LRS-B contract.

Aircraft carriers are just one aspect of several multi-billion-dollar ship programs. Adding the 2014 and 2015 budgets, nearly $4 billion has been spent for just 15 of these aircraft.

Every passing year in America brings news of cutbacks to essential social programs, from food stamps and home heating assistance to research and infrastructure

Are ‘Mini-Nukes’ The New Big Thing?

Edward Kennedy, the administration has budgeted $700 million for studying how testing might resume.

At the same time, however, last month the United States produced a plutonium pit — the core of a fission bomb — for the first time in 14 years. arsenal. Other efforts include developing lasers and computers to simulate aspects of nuclear tests.

Nuclear Stockpiles: President Bush has agreed to dramatic reductions in the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. spent more in real terms on atomic defense activities than since 1962.

Strategy — In its Nuclear Posture Review last year, the administration identified Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, North Korea as countries where “contingencies” could arise that U.S. Others contend that making more bombs is a bad idea if the U.S. Two had been recovered and three were still missing as of 5 p.m. A bomb of just one kiloton, detonated 30 meters below the earth, can open a crater wider than a football field, according to Princeton physicist Robert W.

However, the administration is paying increasing attention to the possibility that it might at some point have to resume testing if there were a question about the reliability of the nation’s stockpile. wants to stop proliferation.

CBSNews.com’s Jarrett Murphy takes a look at the prospects for the U.S. Last May, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to slash their active arsenals by nearly two-thirds, to 1700 to 2200 warheads each, within 10 years. Five people watching the surf from Hurricane Bill were swept out to sea at Acadia National Park in Maine. — did not prohibit designing a testing device with a yield below five kilotons, modifying an existing weapon for safety reasons or conducting research and development necessary “to address proliferation concerns.”

“One way you ensure that there are no safe havens is to be able to go deep,” said Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. In the modern U.S. ET Sunday.

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By Jarrett Murphy

Copyright 2003 CBS. All rights reserved.

. development of low-yield nuclear weapons.

The Bush administration may get permission to create kinder, gentler or at least smaller nuclear weapons if Congress overturns a ban on doing so.

The defense appropriations bill now winding its way through the Hill contains a clause revoking the 1993 Spratt-Furse amendment, which prohibits the development of so-called “low-yield” nuclear weapons – bombs that pack a punch of less than five kilotons.

But some experts contend that no bomb of any size could go very deep, because the heavier the bomb, the harder the impact — and the harder the impact, the more likely the bomb would explode before it reached sufficient depth.

Testing — The U.S. arsenal, the submarine-launched Mk-5 holds eight W88 warheads of 475 kilotons each.

A memo obtained by a British newspaper indicates that at a conference this summer, Defense and Energy department officials will consider questions like: “What is the uncertainty in confidence and potential risk threshold for a test recommendation–what would demand a test?”

But the administration says smaller nuclear arms may eventually be needed to deal with the emerging threat of rogue states hoarding weapons of mass destruction.

“How can we effectively seek to dissuade others from developing nuclear weapons while we are going forward with the development of new nuclear weapons ourselves?” Sen. policy on nuclear weapons, which has included:

Bunker busters — For the second year in a row, the Energy Department is requesting $15 million to study the need for a Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP).

Supporters say these weapons might be necessary to deal with so-called “hard and deeply buried targets” in rogue states and terrorist camps, of which there might be 10,000 in the world.

“Nuclear weapons have a unique ability to destroy both agent containers and (Chemical and Biological Weapons),” reads a 2001 Pentagon study.

A kiloton is equal to the explosive force of one thousand tons of TNT. Nelson.

The Foster Panel, which studied the testing issue last year, recommended improvements that would allow a test within three months to a year of deciding to do so. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, asked recently.

The ban — named after sponsors Elizabeth Furse, D-Ore., retired, and John Spratt, D-S.C. According to Sen. “If you were to have a problem with a weapon system that you needed to rectify using a test, you would want to be able to do that faster,” J. “nuclear strike capabilities” must be geared towards, according to a leaked copy of the report.

The 1993 low-yield ban that the current defense bill would delete stated that “it shall be the policy of the United States not to conduct research and development which could lead to the production by the United States of a new low-yield nuclear weapon, including a precision low-yield warhead.”

The Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima delivered around 15 kilotons. D. Crouch, the assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, said in a briefing last year.

Announcing its approval of the bill Friday, the Senate Armed Services committee stressed that nothing in the repeal means it has authorized “the testing, acquisition, or deployment of a low-yield nuclear weapon.”

Last year, the U.S. conducted its last nuclear test in 1992, and while the White House opposes the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty — which the U.S. According to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the move “restores the nation’s ability to make nuclear weapons,” and was needed so the Energy Department could replace pits found unsafe or destroyed through regular check-ups.

CAROUSEL – People watch as water breaches a rock wall at Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sunday, August 23, 2009. Defense officials said in 2002 that at present, the U.S could go from the decision to test to a trial run in two to three years. Duncan Hunter, R.-Calif., last May.

The move to clear the legal hurdles on manufacturing mini-nukes is part of a broad review of U.S. “Unless we do a lot more research and development and we find some quantum breakthrough in conventional systems, to go deep is going to require a nuclear capability.”

But some members of Congress believe conventional weapons could do the same job, and worry that mini-nukes would blur the line between conventional and nuclear weapons. has signed but not ratified — the administration says it has no plans to conduct a test