US Military Maritime Strategy For The 21st Century: Congress Not Impressed

In October 2007 the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard released their combined proposal for maritime strategy: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower. As would be expected, given the group preparing the report, the strategic importance of the world’s oceans was stressed. The report lists six key tasks, or strategic imperatives:

  1. Limit regional conflict with forward deployed, decisive maritime power.
  2. Deter major power war.
  3. Win our Nation’s wars.
  4. Contribute to homeland defense in depth.
  5. Foster and sustain cooperative relationships with more international partners.
  6. Prevent or contain local disruptions before they impact the global system. Continue reading

UCLA Football Gets New Head Coach: Rick Neuheisel

UCLA has hired a new head football coach. Rick Neuheisel comes to UCLA after gaining valuable experience as a volunteer assistant-quarterback coach at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, WA in 2003. You can bet that Neuheisel will pool his talent. Get it, betting pool.

yojoe fUCLA

Man-Made Global Warming Disputed By Over 400 Prominent Scientists: Michael T. Eckhart Has A Massive Number Of Threats To Issue

Michael

Don’t mess with this guy, he will bring you down, bring you down to Chinatown.

New U.S. Senate Report, finds:

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called “consensus” on man-made global warming. Continue reading

Jonathan Lee Riches© Update: Suits Aginst A Phone Number And NFL Network

Even for the JLR this is an daft lawsuit. He has now sued a phone number. In Jonathan Lee Riches© v. (202)456-1414, he has sued the White House main number. Here are some portions:

  • I want a pardon.
  • Defendant will not give me a pardon but will give Lewis Libby one.

Have phone numbers now been delegated pardon power?

The JLR has also sued the NFL and NFL Network.

  • I’m personally offended of all of Defendants and their Actions.
  • Football is a dangerous sport that has gotten too many children injured.
  • I played [football] and got a bruise on my thigh and on my chin.
  • The NFL influences violence.
  • From watching NFL violence and for George Michel to look into players steroid use.

It is not a stretch to envision the JLR sharing a cell with an NFL player, so maybe they can work this out.

yojoe© out

Jonathan Lee Riches© v. Philip Woolston, Steve Jobs, Apple Computer, Inc

For the JLR, this is a rather strange pleading. In October 2007, the JLR filed a complaint against Philip Woolston, Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer, Inc. for “Sexual Harassment With Apple Gadgets.” Then, in November 2007, the JLR filed a “Motion to Withdraw Case.”

The following is from the motion:

Comes now the Plaintiff, Jonathan Lee Riches©, in pro se, moves this Honorable Court to withdraw this case. Plaintiff has been having serious mental nightmares, Philip Woolston and Apple Computers sexually assaulted me in my dreams not in real life. I can’t sue a dream. Continue reading

Marine Corps: Demonstration of F-35B Joint Strike Fighter

On 18DEC07, Lockheed Martin gave a demonstration of the F-35B, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), to the U.S. Marine Corps. The F-35B uses short-takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL) to allow it to launch from either a short runway or to launch vertically. The F-35B will replace the AV-8B Harrier. Lockheed Martin is scheduled to make its first delivery of F-35Bs to the Marine Corps in 2012. That is if Lockheed does not experience further redesigns, as it was forced to do three years ago.

The F-35B is one of the three variants of the JSF: Continue reading

No Link Between Violent Video Games And Aggressive Behavior

A recent study in Psychiatric Quarterly, by Christopher John Ferguson, reports on a meta-analytic review of studies, published since 1995, analyzing the effects of video game play. The Ferguson study concludes that the previous studies of video game violence provided no support for the hypothesis that violent video game playing is associated with higher aggression.

This recent study was quite unnecessary. Aggression and violence are not a product of video games, these attributes are part of the human condition. Take Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) Continue reading