Nightfall: Little League

22 November 2014

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It was the strangest thing, to me,
to see all the other kidsDads

at all those little league games
all those years ago.

And it was the first time
I realized my Dad was different.

He never went to one of my games
until he had retired from The Navy.

And he only went to one.
Just one of my games.

I really wish
I had got a hit.

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Pstorm 942

21 November 2014

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Better to run with the sinners

than to fall with false saints.

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Pstorm 941

20 November 2014

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A will is free only as the mind resides in ignorance –

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Pstorm 940

19 November 2014

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Only a charlatan could make

the sour taste so sweet.

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Pstorm 939

18 November 2014

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Confession without responsibility is shame.

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Pstorm 938

17 November 2014

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A man never forgets

what a woman never remembers.

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Nightfall: Top Ten

16 November 2014

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Top Ten Reason Im Proud to be in The United States Navy.”

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Nightfall: ADM Rickover 13

15 November 2014

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Mr. Presidentthat is bullshit!”

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, USN (Ret.), to Ronald Reagan,
after his forced retirement at the age of 81,
when President Reagan had asked him
to be his Special Nuclear Advisor;
the naval investigation into Electric Boat
fraudulently inflating submarine construction
costs concluded shortly afterwards

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“The problem is,
There’s only so far you can go.”

~My Dad, FTCM (Ret.)

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Pstorm 937

14 November 2014

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I would rather burn in Hell –

than shiver again!

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Pstorm 936

13 November 2014

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The proud flock let the lost sheep wander,

but The Good Shepherd leaves the Legion.

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Pstorm 935

12 November 2014

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A lost sheep learns more in an hour

than an exclusive flock leans in a century.

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Pstorm 934

11 November 2014

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The Good Shepherd
finds a lost sheep,

but a lazy flock
loves to linger.

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Pstorm 933

10 November 2014

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Fool — !

What will change tomorrow
if you will not change today?

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Nightfall: ADM Rickover 12

9 November 2014

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“I’ll be philosophical.

“Until about two billion years ago,
it was impossible to have any life on earth.
That is, there was so much radiation
on Earth you couldn’t have any life
– fish or anything.

“Gradually, about two billion years ago,
the amount of radiation on this planet
– and probably in the entire system —
reduced and made it possible
for some form of life to begin…

“Now when we go back to using nuclear power,
we are creating something
which nature tried to destroy
to make life possible.

“Every time you produce radiation,
you produce something
that has a certain half-life,
in some cases for billions of years.

I think the human race
is going to wreck itself,
and it is important that we get control
of this horrible force and try to eliminate it…

I do not believe that nuclear power
is worth it if it creates radiation.

“Then you might ask me,
‘Why do I have nuclear powered ships?’
That is a necessary evil.
I would sink them all.

Have I given you
an answer to your question?”

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover,
“The Father of the Nuclear Navy,”

in Testimony Before Congress,
28 January 1982

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Nightfall: ADM Rickover 11

8 November 2014

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“In Greek mythology,
Antaeus was a giant
who was strong
as long as
he had contact
with the earth.

When he was lifted
from the earth,
he lost strength.

“So it is
with engineers.

They must not
become isolated
from
the real world.”

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

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