Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Spirit

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas - Underway On Battery Power

The USS Ulysses S. Grant - 41 for Freedom Tribute Boat got underway for the Titusville Florida Christmas Parade this past Saturday. To much fan fare and flash photography the boat made a amazing run until just before the halfway point at the judging station. So I guess I cant fly the broom for this underway operation.

We had plenty of battery power but the inverter failed and the backup inverter would not come up either.

The engineer (AKA Rich McDowell) is commended for giving a valiant effort in trying to restore power to the Christmas lights by hanging off the side while in motion.

Constructor, Design Tech & the Visionary
(Sam Ryle, Rich McDowell, Eric Ryle)

We would have went with a noisy generator, but we thought we was being pretty crafty with the stealth battery system. Next year we will be snorkeling the whole way on the generator.

Merry Christmas from

Click here for the Parade Slide Show (72 Images)

A special Thanks to those that have contributed to this project so far.

We met several people in the staging area which are very interested in having the Tribute Boat at youth church programs and other venues.

Construction and upgrades will continue to bring the Tribute Boat to full completion.

Click here To Make a Donation

Click here for the 41 For Freedom Project Website

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snoopy VS The Red Baron - Submarine Christmas Style

Along with he Christening of the USS Missouri today. The TSR 41 one for Freedom Tribute Sub made its first Christmas parade underway op at Mims Florida this morning.

It was a fine Navy Day with lots of rain, which caused the loss of both port and starboard TG's.

Click Here for Mims Parade Photos

So we were unable to play our planned music presentation and use the diving alarm. I actually got 3 blast on the dive alarm before the starboard TG (DC/AC Inverter) went down due to water contamination.

The rain did cause a low crowd turn out, but people seemed to enjoy the boat just the same.

We hope to fare better on the Titusville Christmas Parade Op next Saturday.

Enjoy the Photos..

Click here To Make a Donation

Click here for the 41 For Freedom Project Website

Thursday, November 12, 2009

TSR Sub Makes Veterans Day Debut

Even though were not done, it was complete enough to meet are goal of Veterans Day.
We set up at the American Legion Post 1 in Titusville Fl on US 1.
I had to work that day, but my Brother tells me he had a happy crowd of people come by and look as well as people breaking on US 1 as they came by to figure out what it was.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Roll Out! and Road Test!

Before we got ahead of ourselves with final paint details and finish on the sub, we thought it would be a smart bet to get the trailer to a state ready to mount the submarine. Further more, since we have no well payed engineering staff to crunch numbers, we figure it would be best to take it on a mini road trip after mounting for data collection. This way we could see how well the weight was distributed as well as how the boat rides down the road with vibration. Basically a Hail Mary pass to see if 5 months of work went down the tubes as the boat broke in half going over a speed bump.

Well I am happy to report, the road test went well. We did have a minor fracture in the AMR 2 area, but we found out we are a little light in the front, which will be compensated later by the forward trailer build out.

We made a couple of stops for checkout, adjustments and to get gas, and we were turning heads everywhere. Its not every day you see a 16 foot submarine rolling down the road. I did have to give a few short history lessons on FBM submarines to a some people, but they really thought it was a awesome sight to look at. The number one question?

Does this thing really work?

Well if this thing really worked. I wouldn't be talking about it on the internet and maybe hooked up with a few South American drug cartel's for product submersible delivery vehicles. Then I could make enough money to make a real full size FBM submarine!


So now we will be able to put the finishing touches such as hatch locations and depth markings and a number of other details.

Please enjoy these roll out pictures. And as always we could use more donations for the Project.

Click here To Make a Donation

Click Here for the latest Project Photos

Click here for the 41 For Freedom Project Website

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TSR and Boat Project Update

Ahoy fellow Submariners and readers of! TSR which many you might have guessed was not operating at full capacity for about a month. I was a victim of the current Recession (Really a depression) and had to dedicate enormous time and effort in securing new employment. Like I said, it took alot of work but I am really happy with my new employer. So things worked out for the best in which I am very thankful.

TSR in the recent week has ramped back up to full operations.

Now for the 41 for Freedom Boat Project Update.

The Project Build started back in the end of May and still progresses. We would like to have it ready for Veterans Day minus all the decals and trimmings which we hope to have that completed for the Christmas Parade in Mims and Titusville Florida.

I would like to thank my Brother Sam who is a Army Veteran of Desert Storm for his diligence and hard work to keep the project progressing while I looked for employment.

We still need donations as we have put alot of money into the project that we Technically don't have. (Credit)

If you have a few dollars during these hard economic times to donate to the project it would be much appreciated. We still plan to have Donors names on the completed project.

Please enjoy a few recent photos of the project here.

The 41 for Freedom Project website

Make A Donation

You will notice photos of the display trailer construction as well. lots a welding!

Thank you for your continued support and readership of


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

41 For Freedom Project Update #2

Florida heat, family visits and lack of funding have slowed down the progression of 41 For Freedom Sub Project. But we have managed to get some more build done.

You can visit for more build photo links, information and to make a donation to the project.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Forward and Stern Take Shape

Update - 41 For Freedom Tribute Sub

Completed fabrication of both ends of the sub. The front was difficult to model. Used Great Stuff to firm up the front to help mold in the metal. Also started to add bondo to hide seems and to shape and round off areas of the superstructure. I told my brother that we used EB green tape to do the job back in the day, but he went with the bondo anyways..

Click For The Latest Build Photos Here....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TSR Sub Build Project Update

TSR 41 for Freedom Tribute Submarine

The 41 for Freedom Tribute sub is progressing. We have finished the frame fabricating of the Missile deck, Sail and the forward section of the boat. We also started to tack down some sheet metal. the boat is really starting to take shape now.

Click Here for Latest Build Photo's

Please Make a Donation to Help Sponsor the Project at
Your Name added to the display trailer as a sponsor of the Sub Tribute.

Have Trailer. Let's Build A Submarine!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Have Trailer. Let's Build A Submarine!

TSR 41 for Freedom Tribute Submarine

My brother an I have been throwing around the idea of building a large scale model of a sub just to see if we could do it. Plus we would have the added benefit of showing it in local parades or other community and educational venues.

We knew we would need a trailer to mount the sub and to transport it, which was the big hang up. So we put off the idea for along time due to no trailer. Well low and behold, my brother found a good deal for floor tile for his house in which a trailer came with the tile for free. So since we now have a trailer, might as well start building a submarine.

I recruited my neighbor who also has a great talent for fabrication to give us a hand. So the shipyard staff stands as my brother and neighbor as fabricators and I am pretending to be a design engineer of sorts. I have no fabrication or artsy talent at all, so really I am more or less like the expert that is on the side lines of a submarine movie set.. "Yea that looks pretty close to how it was." and I also make beer and materials runs too. I did get my hard hat from the yards from when I was decommissioning the USS H. L. Stimson. Sort of makes me feel like I'm important and fake being in charge of the whole operation.

We are attempting to build a 15 foot model of my first submarine the USS U.S. Grant but it will be a tribute to all the 41 for freedom missile boats. Depending on funding we will try to incorporate as many gadgets and functionality as we can, such as a operable rudder and stern and fair water planes, a few scopes and and at least one operable missile hatch.

The trailer does need a full refurb job, but it will be modified and rebuilt for the sub model in which we will incorporate displays and other submarine memorabilia around the trailer to create a mobile submarine museum more or less.

Anyone that would like to help out and sponsor the project can have their name on the side of the display trailer for a minimum $20.00 donation to If you are former submariner or any other branch of service we can include your former rate/rank or any other salutation with your sponsor name.

I will continue to post photos of our progress and we are opened to any ideas or helpful comments. If you live local to Florida Brevard county area and have some ideas or materials or just want to stop by for a look, please email me through website.

Click Image Below for Latest project Photos.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Respect Nuc's Demand From Coner's

This is a new Intel commercial, but I can see Nuc's fantasizing the same Rock Star treatment when walking into the forward part of the boat. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Walk on a Glass Deck 103 Stories Up? No Thanks, I'll Pass

My first Job out of the Navy was contracting as a Field Rep. for NEC America doing test and turn up on Sonet ADM equipment for multiple telcom companies around the country. Most of these telecommunication switch rooms are located in high rise buildings in all of our major cities.

The phone company technician or manager that would be assigned to me would always insist on a tour of the facility which usually included a elevator ride to the top of the building.

One problem.... I hate heights and have a odd phobia of elevators. So to be a good Representative of the company I would just suck it up and sweat it out as they insist on I taking a look over the edge to see how high up we were.

Most people don't understand my phobia, since I am a submariner who is completely at ease at test depth, which common folk consider dangerous. People don't realize that they are exposed to a lot of danger in there daily lives, like driving and flying which the danger is lessened by training, safety standards and proper operation. The danger of diving underwater on a submarine is mitigated by pretty much the same principals. Since a very small percentage of the population every get to experience a submarine ride, the thought of someone doing it for living is to much to comprehend.

I contribute some of my fears and phobias to the control factor. I feel I can control my fate on a submarine because I am a qualified participant and operator. For instance I dislike flying as well, but I would love to be a pilot. If I was properly trained and piloting the airplane, I would be more comfortable and enjoy the experience of flight because I am now in control of my fate.

Well back to the whole reason of today's entry, if you attended Great Lakes RTC for Boot Camp, there is a good chance you might have run down to Chicago after graduation and toured the Sears Tower.

The Sears Tower one of the tallest buildings in the world is a breath taking experience if you like heights. I remember taking the fast turbo elevator ride, which I despised all the way to the top with a few of my new shipmates from boot camp and slowly going to the edge to look down over the city of people ants. Now they have built a glass bottom observation deck to walk out on and look down to get the full experience of falling from a 103 stories up. I'm sure adrenaline junkies will love this, but I think I will pass and stick with the scary world of the deep.

Sears Tower to open glass-bottom Skydeck in June

Here is Another one I might have a problem with too...

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Tourists walk on the glass-bottomed Skywalk that extends 70 feet over the edge of Grand Canyon West's Eagle Point in northwestern Arizona

Sure hope the glass holds, thats one heck of a last step.

"Hey little Jimmy, put down those rocks! What have I told you about throwing rocks on the glass skywalk!".

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grade Politicians on

Saw this on Fox News this morning. You have to register and then you can only grade one Communist/Politician a day, but it sorta makes you feel good.

Remains to be seen, if anyone in D.C. will pay this website any attention.

You can vote for anyone you want daily. Does not have to be one of your Congressmen or Senators either. So when they start spouting their commie, socialist propaganda, you can log on and let them know how you feel about that, and give them a good grade, if they decide to actually preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Decks Awash Flu Links List

What You Need to Know About Swine Flu

Influenza, or "flu,"

Google Flu Trends

Swine flu epidemic enters dangerous new phase

Video- Inside the Home of a Swine Flu Victim

Swine flu: protect yourself holistically

Preparation for Swine or Avian Flu
A Natural Therapy for self-protection and treating influenza

Better Than A Flu Shot - Vitamin C Does The Trick

Vitamin C Beats Bird Flu and Other Viruses, Too

December 12, 2006
Report Finds U.S. Bioterror, Bird Flu, and Health Disaster Preparedness Inadequate

April 16, 2006
U.S. Plan For Flu Pandemic Revealed

March 02, 2005
'Bird Flu', SARS - Biowarfare or a Pandemic of Propaganda?

01 Jul 2003
Flu would be dangerous bioterror weapon

1918 flu pandemic

How to Avoid the Flu - Swine Flu Joke

Eat right! Make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies. Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C. Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system. Walk for at least hour a day, go for a swim, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
Wash your hands often. If you can’t wash them, keep a bottle of antibacterialstuff around. Wear a mask when out in public places and avoid going out in public as much as possible while the swine flu is spreading. Get lots of fresh air. Open windows whenever possible. Get plenty of rest. Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.

OR ….

You can take the doctor’s office approach. Think about it, when you gofor a shot, what do they do first? Clean your arm with alcohol.. Why? Becausealcohol kills germs. So…… I put on my mask, walk to the liquor store (exercise), I put lime in my Corona (fruit), celery in my Bloody Mary (veggies), drink on the bar patio (fresh air), get drunk, tell jokes, and laugh (eliminate stress) and then pass out (rest). The way I see it, if you keep your alcohol levels up flu germs can’t get you!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

U.S. Navy - Floating Brothels with Propellers

Michael Savage is none to happy about the Administration's and U.S. Navy's response to the current piracy situation involving a American cargo ship and the seizing of it's Captain as a Hostage.

Savage wonders what the Navy is used for if it can not sink pirate ships.

He says the Navy has become useless and now is just Floating Brothels with Propellers.
(I think he is referring to the integration of women on our Surface ships.)

Another comment says our submarines are only good for running into sand bars.

I like Savage but he is being a little hard on the Navy. Unfortunately the Navy can only do what they are given orders to do by regional military commanders and the President himself.

You can listen to the Michael Savage podcast in question here.

Michael Savage 04/09/09 H1
An important look at the history of naval ships and Muslim pirates over the centuries. Social enterprises with propellers are what we are now. What is the use of having a Navy if you can't shoot down pirate ships?

More Savage Podcasts here..

Related Links:
The Navy vs. The Pirates: How the mighty have fallen

Observing the Obama Administration Somali Piracy Policy

Unbalanced warfare not new for US Navy

Somali Pirates: Navy Destroyer on Scene of Hostage Event

Monday, March 30, 2009

"CHiP's" Ponch or Jon?

"CHiP's" That's California Highway Patrol to you Pal.

Back in my day, growing up in the 70's... I'm talking when kids had to be in bed at 8:00 and it was a treat to get to stay up for your favorite TV show once or twice a week, The TV Show "CHiP's" was King. After school, neighborhood kids across America would gather and fight over who was the famed motorcycle cops Ponch (Erik Estrada) or Jon (Larry Wilcox) while riding bicycles side by side.

Then you get in trouble for chasing down your little brother or sister and making a traffic stop and roughing them up a little bit..

Now Ponch was considered the cool one that got all the girls, but after a 30 year re-evaluation and watching a few shows again, its obvious that Jon was the more intelligent leveled headed one. I think I'm more the Jon type now.

Because of the amazing evolving Internet, you can now watch this 1970's classic on Even if you not a fan, it's worth it just to see all the old cars. Your almost guaranteed to see a Pacer or Pinto in every episode. You can even enjoy the distinct 70's funk orchestra music that was ever present on most programming of the era. Sure did sound like my trumpet God Idol Maynard Ferguson was playing the theme music for "CHiP's", but I was unable to make the connection. Maynard did perform the high screaming trumpet work for "Gonna Fly Now" theme from the 1976 movie "Rocky".

Maybe "CHiPs" and the music amongst other reasons made That 70's Show so popular. At the time, the 70's just seemed like the lost decade.

"Honey, I Forgot to Duck".

Although I tried afterward to learn who the nurse was, I was never able to find her. I had wanted to tell her how much the touch of her hand had meant to me, but I never was able to do that. Once I opened my eyes and saw Nancy looking down at me. "Honey," I said, "I forgot to duck,"

On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton after addressing a conference of the AFL-CIO's Building Construction Trades Department. He left the hotel by a side entrance, waving to a small crowd. As he turned toward Michael Putzel, an Associated Press reporter who had called, "Mr. President," he heard a pop-pop-pop sound. "What the hell's that?" Reagan said to Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent in charge of his guard unit. Parr was already moving, tackling the President, pushing him toward the ground as another agent, Ray Shaddick, forced both Reagan and Parr into the back of the President's limo, onto the floor. "Take off," Parr yelled to the driver, Agent Drew Unrue. Reagan was in great pain, the worst he had ever felt. "Jerry," he said, "get off. I think you've broken one of my ribs." "Rawhide is returning," Parr shouted to Unrue. "Get the President to the White House." More...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


My Qualification Photo on board USS U.S. Grant SSBN 631 Gold.
01 FEB 1990
Comanding Officer is CDR Carrol.

Qualified in Submarines

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cold War Boomer Sub Toon

I found this Submarine Cartoon in some of my old sub stuff from my first boat The Grant (SSBN 631).

This drawing was on board in the late 80's. I have no idea who might of made it or were it came from. Maybe someone else might recognize it and were its origination might be. enjoy.

Click Here or on the photo for the expanded version.

Book: Depth of Revenge

Gilad commands an Israeli submarine equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. Nuclear detonations in Israel and attacks against Israeli embassies leave him with no way to receive orders from civilian or military authorities. A letter written by the prime minister before the mission provides his only instruction. The submarine crew dodges attacks from foreign navies, replenishes food and fuel far from home, and faces a deadly fire.

As tensions rise, Gilad must persuade his own officers and crew, as well as the vengeful commander of a second Israeli submarine, of his decisions. A feisty female intelligence officer onboard helps, but provides unexpected challenges.
Now, with millions of lives at stake, Gilad has difficult choices—ones that may decide the fate of the free world.

Depth of Revenge
A Novel
By Richard Golden

Available Here at IUniverse


Friday, March 27, 2009

ShamWow Guy Busted!

MARCH 27--Meet Vince Shlomi. He's probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers. Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. More...(The Smoking Gun)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring is BBQ Season, Get the Back Yard Chef Outfitted at Culinary Performance

Since I now have a vested interested, and yes I'm pimping out this website and products to the Submarine Community, please stop by and see if you might like one of our specially designed culinary T-Shirts.

And we also have a blog for daily Culinary News updates.
If your in the Central Florida Area and interested in a Culinary Performance food presentation by our (Submariner)Executive Chef Patrick Cleveland at your event or special occasion, please contact us for details.

So please help spread the word about this Submariner owned company to anyone you think that might be interested.

Culinary Performance Products


New Sub Book: An Honorable German

In the tradition of Das Boot and The Hunt for Red October comes a sweeping debut saga of World War II, featuring a heroic and conflicted German U-Boat commander. When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the seemingly unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe, Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancée. But as the war progresses, the life he envisioned for them grows ever more distant. Because of his exemplary conduct in the early years of the war, Max is given command of a U-Boat and comes face to face with the terrible reality of warfare in the North Atlantic. On the home front, life has become increasingly dangerous and desperate. As the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany's own armed forces. Recognizing what his nation has become, Max and is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This is Why Your Fat!

Bacon Chili-Topped Cheeseburger

After a few recent post about PRT and such in the Bubblesphere lately, I found a great relevant website.

Be Sure to check out This is Why Your Fat.

When you get done with that you can click here and put a slice of bacon on your favorite website too.

For Example:Click Here Now to Add a Slice of Bacon to Decks Awash.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tourist Submarine Blow Out Sale!

Was $750,000.00 now just $699,000.00 USD.

(Don't Let This Sub Deal Get Away)

Survey & Tourist Submersible capable of diving to 250 Feet (76m)
The MARIEA-I submersible is designed to carry 45 passengers and 3 crew on sight seeing expeditions in comfort and safety providing excellent undersea views via large diameter viewports. Tours are conducted for approximately 45 minutes at a maximum depth of 250 feet.

More Information and other Subs and submersibles at
Deep Sea Adventures .

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me, Osama and Chuck!

I'm pretty sure the Navy decommissions ships when they get this old.
Other interesting people that share my Birthday of March 10 include one:

Osama bin Laden March 10 1957.

Maybe Chuck Norris born March 10, 1940 can help back me up against our buddy Osama.

More March 10 people here and here.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nat Geo - USS Virginia

National Geographic Channel MegaStructures: USS Virginia

The USS Virginia is the US newest class of attack submarines. Built as a more cost effective submarine than the old Seawolf class, the new submarine is also faster to build. The supersub is equipped with a nuclear powered reactor, advanced spying abilities to see and hear better, auto-navigation systems, various ballistic missiles and torpedoes, has stealth capabilities, is able to deploy navy seals, and can remain motionless in the waters for 3 months. The episode looks at the history of the USS Virginia. It looks at how Electric Boat first began the use of 3D computer aided designs to develop the designs for the new class of attack submarine, their joint cooperation with Northrop to manufacture the submarine, and the vital training that the submarine crew is subjected to.

Click Here for the Entire Show and Playlist on

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Great Depression Cooking

Well since the economy is tanking and Big Government is going to make any type of quick recovery for awhile impossible, its time to look to lessons of the past to prepare for the future.

Great Depression Cooking

Great Depression Cooking with Clara is the popular online cooking show. In each episode Clara prepares recipes that her mother made during the Great Depression. Clara shares her stories and wisdom from the Depression as she shows you how to make simple, inexpensive and delicious meals.

Subase Pearl Harbor Hawaii 1950s

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Homer on a Sub in "Simpson Tide"

Excerpt (season 9 : episode 19)01:56
Homer is given the job of second in command by the submarine Captain.

I will look around and see if I can find the whole episode. If someone else finds it, please post it in the comments. Didn't even know about this one until someone mentioned it was on TV this last weekend.

Related Link: Crimson Tide (Theatrical Trailer)

Different Presidents, A Different Corps

Interesting. Maybe they were told to stay at a attention for O. What do you think?

What Nuc's Did Before World of Warcraft

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mormons Made Simple

There is another Sub Blogger that shares the same religion as me who is a little closer to LDS Central (Utah) than I am. In my case, when one or both of your parents are from Utah you just might be a Mormon too. These days Mormons are everywhere, could even be your next door neighbor. They usually drive a Mini -Van (AKA Mormon Assault Vehicle), They can be overly almost makes you sick nice and bring over home made bake goods for no reason at all from time to time.

There is a couple distractions like the HBO series Big love, which gives people a false impression of the mainstream LDS religion, and Senator Harry Reid as one of our members. But here is a website that will give you the straight and skinny.
Quote from the website "With all the misinformation about Mormons on the web, we saw the need for plain and simple truth on the matter--YouTube style".

Looks like their next project is Maybe I can help out with the Submarine video.

Why were on the subject. You might find this site interesting as well - Famous Mormons were you will find Mormons like NFL Quarterback Steve Young or Medal of Honor Winner Pharmacist's Mate Second Class George Wahlen or how about recent TV and media personalities like Glenn Beck from Fox News Channel and David Archuleta from last seasons American Idol. Oh and lets not forget former Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney.

So that should get your Mormon fix on for the day and I can feel like I might done a little bit of missionary work.

Other Resources and Links.
Video - Mormon Myths and Reality
Steve Young, a former NFL quarterback, and Sharlene Hawkes, a former Miss America, address some of the common misconceptions people have about Mormons. Topics they address include Church growth, Christianity, polygamy, temples, humanitarian outreach, beliefs and family.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Holy Atomic Pile, Batman! The EM Log is Back!

Check it out for yourself.

The EM Log

Remembring Paul Harvey

Like pretty much everyone else here in America, I grew up listening to Paul Harvey. His Iconic Voice and Broadcasts will be truly missed.

Larry King Remembers Paul Harvey

Click Here for Playlist of all 6 Videos if the above feed does not work.

Porn Surfing and File Sharing Computing Nightmares.

I Hate being asked to fix some one's bogged down or non working computer. Mainly because the main culprit ends up being them or a teenager that has unknowingly turned there $1000 dollar or so silicon investment into a paper weight. The two prominent problems that I find when troubleshooting a computer is evidence of Porn Surfing or the installation of free Peer to Peer File Sharing software such as LimeWire for obtaining music.

Heck, I already feel like a dirty blogger for mentioning porn multiple times. At least it will get this entry googled up real nice.

If you want to know what File Sharing software will do to your computer, take a look at this recent news video.

Video: File Sharing Web Sites Could Expose Your Personal Info

So here are few tips to help you out.

1. Don't Surf Porn.
I'm not trying to impress upon you some moral conviction here, just that the spyware and other goodies from these websites cause more harm to your computer than viewing the porn itself.
The best code writers in the world work for the porn industry, so they are always creating nifty little programs for data mining and collecting credit card and other financial information. You will also notice a endless amount of pop up's and home page re-directs usually to more porn sites.

2. Don't install file sharing software.
See video link above.

3. Make sure you computers are in common areas in your home.
This one is in case you have kids around. Although you might of done a good job of making sure your own kids are responsible web surfers. A Innocent computer left alone with one of their Jihadist computer friends even for just a few minutes can wreak havoc.

4. Password Protect your Wireless Router.
If you use a wireless router for your home network, Please take the time to set up the encryption with a user name and password which is usually available with your installation instructions. This will prevent the FBI from raiding your home in the middle of the night because your neighbor was having a kiddie porn downloading Rick James freak fest on your unprotected wireless network.

5. If your a Liberal, disregard this entire blog entry.

Happy Safe Web Surfing!

P. S.
A great resource for anything computing is Kim Komando 's website.

Lots of tips and free information with links to great resources and downloads from America's Digital Goddess.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hidden Taxes and a Rant on the March to Socialism

It has always amazed me how little people know about how much they are being taxed everyday from the time they wake up until they go to bed. I bet your even taxed while your sleeping. People just go about their mindless lives as long as they have a roof over their head, a nice car and a HD flat screen TV to watch their favorite programming. All this keeps them distracted as the government takes over everything and slowing erodes their personal freedoms. The average Joe and Suzie assume they pay a small percentage in Fed and State Tax withholding in their payroll taxes and a sales tax when they make purchases, and thats about it.

If one would take the time to itemize their purchase habits for the month, you would be surprised that your gross income is taxed at 50 percent or better. They get you everywere you go and every service you use. From the gas you put in your tank, the cell phones, Internet, cable, water, electricity. God help you if you smoke or drink alcohol. All these and more have taxes and user fees from city, county, state and Federal attached. And as more of these save the world spending bills come in to play and all the local municipalities feel the loss of property tax revenues from foreclosures, these hidden taxes and fees will continue to rise while your watching American Idol.

So what got me on this Rant is the Orlando Expressway Authority, who in their infinite wisdom chose to raise all tolls in the Orlando area by 25 cent. Everyone is losing their Jobs, but lets raise the tolls. Just Brilliant!! You have to use the toll roads to get anywere because the city is over crowed and the infrastructure has not been able keep up. They say they need the money to purchase more bonds for funding to widen the roads were traffic builds up at you guessed it...The Toll Plazas. Plenty of concerned citizens try to deter the Authority from raising Tolls, but the inevitable was already decided before public debate. And now in the future they will no longer have to debate it in a public forum before raising the tolls again.

Its bizarro world world out there Shipmates. I cant even make sense of anything anymore.

And now its being said even if the government confiscated all of our earned income for the year,
it would not even come close to paying off the new proposed spending and social programs by the President at the State of the Union Address.

I guess I will just have to pray for the second coming and have Jesus show up and blow the whistle.

"Alright, that's enough!, Everyone out of the Pool!!"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Scrapping Cable TV for Internet TV?

Heck, I'm thinking about it.....

I already pay 50 bucks or more for my Internet pipe and I can get alot of TV and movie programing thru sites Like Fancast, Hulu and Joost. If I could find a live feed of Fox News, it would be a done deal. Probably have to upgrade from my trusty 10 year old Sony Projection TV to a HD flat screen for better clarity and computer friendly hook up.

I'm sure cable companies are not happy about internet programming.

It would be nice if you could just pay like $20 for your favorite 10 channels to a cable operator. One thing is for certain it will be interesting how TV and Internet are integrated over the coming years.

Related News Link: Internet taking piece of cable TV business

Nuclear Waste and Rednecks

What Happens when you store Nuc waste around Renecks.

You Got It.


Warning -Very Graphic!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

COMSUBPAC Spiffy New Website

If you have not been by COMSUBPAC's website in awhile, click on over and check it out.

Of particular of interest in the bottom right corner, it says COMSUBPAC Podcast coming soon.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another American Hero departs on Eternal Patrol


Rear Admiral Dean Lane Axene, 85, of Azalea Trace, Pensacola, FL, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL. He was born in Kansas City, MO August 1, 1923, the son of Oscar and Marlowe Axene and grew up in Columbus, OH. He graduated in June 1941 from Upper Arlington High School, where he was captain of the football team his senior year. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1941 where he played football and graduated in accelerated courses on June 7, 1944. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and married his high school sweetheart Sally Ann Haas on that same day. His early Navy career was spent almost exclusively in submarines. Highlights were: two WWII war patrols in USS Parche (SS384), post-graduate work at MIT, commissioning Executive Officer USS Nautilus (SSN571), Commanding Officer USS Croaker, Officer in Charge Nuclear Power School, commissioning Commanding Officer USS Thresher (SSN593) and John C. Calhoun (SSBN630) Blue Crew. Attendance at the State Department's Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy was followed by assignments related to international relations in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and on the Staff of the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. Admiral Axene retired July 1, 1974 following a tour as Deputy Chief of Naval Education and Training. His awards included: Submarine Combat Control Patrol pin with 1 gold Star, Polaris Patrol pin with 2 gold stars, Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, Legion of Merit-3 awards, Great Star of Military Merit from the government of Chile. Following retirement from the Navy, Admiral Axene spent eleven plus years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the Pensacola Division providing support to foreign licensees in the design and construction of commercial nuclear power plants located in England, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Japan and Korea. He retired from Westinghouse in September 1985. Principal Community activities include having been a board member and officer of the following organizations: Pensacola Council Navy League, Naval Academy Alumni Association, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, World Trade Council and Scenic Hills Country Club. Admiral Axene is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sally of Azalea Trace, Pensacola, FL; son, Eric Christopher Axene and his wife Janet of Columbus, OH; daughter Kristen Axene Wenning, and her husband Ronald Wenning of Lewisburg, PA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother David Axene and his wife Jana of Hilton Head Island, SC; and sister Dareth Axene Gerlach of Columbus, OH. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the Azalea Trace Retirement Community at a later date to be announced, possibly February or March of 2009, with interment at Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL. Contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Rear Admiral Dean Lane Axene