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Capt. Hannifin had the perfect comeback when Celebrity President mentioned you have to be Albert Einstein to operate the system. “You sort of have to be Albert Einstein to run the nuclear power plants that we have here as well, but we’re doing that very well,” and when given the choice, Hannifin said he would go with electromagnetic. CP: Good answer. (Huh?!  Was this a frigging test?)  But, you know, CP is "like really smart" and he knows more than the military leaders.

 

And this from the guy who wants to start a star fleet.

 

Moron.

 


A brief history lesson for those who support the Orange Slug POTUS:

When the first US Nuclear sub was being designed, the leader of the project, Captain Rickover, requested a full briefing on progress toward the Nuclear propulsion system.

 

The Staff went into overdrive to prepare a 1 hour presentation condensing several thousand man hours of design effort, but when Rickover arrived for the meeting, he waved aside the briefer, and asked to be brought a copy of the blueprints. He was brought the booklet with hundreds of drawings. He opened the book, turned a dozen pages, closed the book and declared to his team:

 

"This will never do. The system we are building will be run and repaired by 19 year-old's with a high school education. What you have here is entirely too complicated. Make is simple."

 

Then he left, and his team produced a Nuclear propulsion system that is STILL being designed and improved so it can be operated and maintained by that 19 year-old high school grad, and that "design objective" is part of all Naval systems to this day - they are built with the intention they can be run and fixed by the sailors who will in fact run and fix them.

 

Der Trumper's problem is his intellectual and emotional development ceased on his 6th birthday, so its true, HE cannot possibly fathom the operation of any of those systems, but to get something he COULD understand would require a trip to Toys R Us pre-school section, and they went out of business.

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Capt. Hannifin had the perfect comeback when Celebrity President mentioned you have to be Albert Einstein to operate the system. “You sort of have to be Albert Einstein to run the nuclear power plants that we have here as well, but we’re doing that very well,” and when given the choice, Hannifin said he would go with electromagnetic. CP: Good answer. (Huh?!  Was this a frigging test?)  But, you know, CP is "like really smart" and he knows more than the military leaders.

 

And this from the guy who wants to start a star fleet.

 

Moron.

 



    

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Trump is starting to remind me of the guys down at the Senior Center. They say things out of nowhere, with no facts to back them up, but are completely convinced the statements are true.  I am starting to wonder about our "very stable genius". 

 

President Trump this week renewed his questioning of the military’s new system for launching aircraft at sea, underscoring his skepticism about a technology the Navy has put at the center of its future aircraft carrier fleet.

 

Capt. Pat Hannifin, articulating the Navy’s view, responded by telling Trump that EMALS would lessen the burden that steam-powered systems exact on carriers and was within sailors’ power to operate successfully.

 

Unlike the older system, which uses a large, maintenance-intensive system of pipes and pistons to propel planes into flight, EMALS uses a more efficient linear-induction motor and is seen as more suitable for launching an array of aircraft, from drones to heavy jets. Ship builder Huntington Ingalls has likened it to “the system that powers many of today’s roller coasters.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-questions-technology-central-to-pentago...

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