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Obama addresses U.S. Naval Academy grads

There are 108 comments on the www.msnbc.msn.com story from May 22, 2009, titled Obama addresses U.S. Naval Academy grads . In it, www.msnbc.msn.com reports that:

President Barack Obama promised graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that, as their commander in chief, he will only send them "into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary."

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CT Taxpayer

Klingerstown, PA

#110 May 28, 2009
Jack Schidt wrote:
Bomomma is a TRAITOR and a TERRORISTS SYMPATHIZER. Why should he be anywhere near the Naval Academy daying ANYTHING.
The Navy can use him as an anchor.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Kansas City, KS

#111 May 28, 2009
auroranorth wrote:
<quoted text>protecting the dope crop for the rich
That's the only reply that had a real reason.

“oderint dum metuant”

Since: Jun 08

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#112 May 28, 2009
CT Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>The Navy can use him as an anchor.
Nah...Anchor's have to have substance and don't flip flop at the drop of a dime..

Anchor's require a strong chain...
Former Republican

Tulsa, OK

#113 May 28, 2009
Mad Dog USN wrote:
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Nah...Anchor's have to have substance and don't flip flop at the drop of a dime..
Anchor's require a strong chain...
Naw, some Naval ships' anchors use wire rope. And anyone talking about people being used as an anchor sounds pretty childish.

“oderint dum metuant”

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#114 May 28, 2009
Former Republican wrote:
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Naw, some Naval ships' anchors use wire rope. And anyone talking about people being used as an anchor sounds pretty childish.
No US naval vessel uses wire rope has an anchor chain...

Being use has an anchor can be metaphorical..
Former Republican

Tulsa, OK

#115 May 28, 2009
Mad Dog USN wrote:
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No US naval vessel uses wire rope has an anchor chain...
Being use has an anchor can be metaphorical..
Now, don't go and make an ass of yourself in front of all these people. I served aboard an amphibious landing ship in Korea during the war there that used a chain on the bow anchor, and wire rope on the stern anchor. The stern anchor was used to winch the ship back off the beach after a landing. I doubt if you know the difference between cable and wire rope.

“oderint dum metuant”

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#116 May 28, 2009
Former Republican wrote:
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Now, don't go and make an ass of yourself in front of all these people. I served aboard an amphibious landing ship in Korea during the war there that used a chain on the bow anchor, and wire rope on the stern anchor. The stern anchor was used to winch the ship back off the beach after a landing. I doubt if you know the difference between cable and wire rope.
The older LST's and LPD's I'm sure used wire ropes and cables, but nobody uses a standard Navy Stockless Anchor with a cable has a primary mooring device...If you have ever moored to an Anchor bouy this is a given..

Although I'm not a Boatswain.
Former Republican

Tulsa, OK

#117 May 28, 2009
Mad Dog USN wrote:
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The older LST's and LPD's I'm sure used wire ropes and cables, but nobody uses a standard Navy Stockless Anchor with a cable has a primary mooring device...If you have ever moored to an Anchor bouy this is a given..
Although I'm not a Boatswain.
I was a bosun's mate, and later a radioman. I was aboard an LSM, which is about half the size of an LST. They used Danforth anchors.

(Off topic, but what the hell?)

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