Short Roundup this week folks. The stupidity of this last week has drained me. -BK.
In the 72 years since the Indianapolis, a United States Navy cruiser, sank about 12 minutes after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, the disaster has inspired controversy, dozens of books, a play and a famous scene in “Jaws.”
But the resting place of the Indianapolis had remained a mystery.
That was until Saturday, when a team led by Paul G. Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, announced that it had found unmistakable wreckage of the Indianapolis 18,000 feet deep in the Philippine Sea, rekindling memories of the Navy’s worst disaster at sea.
“While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming,” Mr. Allen said in a statement on his website.
Mr. Allen’s search expedition released pictures of wreckage on the sea floor, including a telltale piece of hull bearing the number 35 — evidence to the 22 still-living survivors that the ship they frantically escaped in the early hours of July 30, 1945, had finally been found.”
— BK (@BKactual) August 19, 2017
“You stupid black bitch!”
My footage from Boston: violent clashes between the police and protesters. pic.twitter.com/S1vWB0hDV0
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) August 20, 2017
Mitt Romney thinks this is awesome:
#BPD is asking individuals to refrain from throwing urine, bottles and other harmful projectiles at our officers.
— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) August 19, 2017
Looks kinda fun tbh:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 19, 2017
Armed militia guys in Dallas talk to Sofrep writer Derek Gannon:
— Derek Gannon (@derekgannoncm6) August 20, 2017
This was “peaceful” technically but wow:
Wow.Protestors surround two men in Trump gear and scream profanities, tell them to get the f*^% out of Boston. I asked one why he's here: pic.twitter.com/qRiTjhDXlj
— Jessica Weiss (@jessweiss1) August 19, 2017
This was just a guy wearing a hat… listen to the female 5 seconds in… chilling:
— Jack Lepiarz (@Lepiarz) August 19, 2017
Local news guy doesn’t care for the crowd in Boston:
— Jonathan Choe (@choenbcboston) August 19, 2017
HONOLULU — All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing, but Army officials and rescuers searching the turbulent waters off Hawaii for days had not seen signs of life as of late Friday.
Crews of Black Hawk helicopters undergo underwater crash and survival training before they come to Hawaii, said Master Sgt. Peter Mayes, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division. Soldiers simulate being on board a helicopter that’s crashed into the water and learn how to free themselves.
Mayes said there was no life raft on board the helicopter because operating procedure only calls for rafts when non-crew member soldiers or people without life vests are on board.
Army officials have spent days sifting through chunks of helicopter debris since the aircraft crashed during nighttime training Tuesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it is searching up to 50 miles off the remote point where the UH-60 helicopter crashed west of Oahu.”
SARASOTA — Bruce F. Meyers was a legend in the Marine Corps, and there have been far more than a few legendary Marines.
Meyers — who retired as a full colonel after a 28-year career, during which he served in three wars — died of cancer last week at a hospice in Washington State.
He was 91.
His death hit Sarasota’s Salvatore Naimo especially hard.
Last year, Meyers submitted Naimo for the Navy Cross — the nation’s second-highest award for valor, awarded to sailors or Marines who distinguish themselves by “extraordinary heroism in combat not justifying the Medal of Honor.”
The recommendation came more than 66 years after a Korean War battle on Hill 1052, near what would be called “The Punchbowl,” north of the 38th Parallel.
Naimo, a green replacement corporal, singlehandedly saved the lives of two wounded Marines and killed more than 36 enemy soldiers, using a Browning Automatic Rifle, an M1 Garand and a box of grenades.”
— Blake Albert (@BlakeAlbert228) August 19, 2017
I'm sorry Blake, this is awkward, but that's not a police car. You vaped in front of a water service vehicle.
— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) August 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — The two top officers aboard a destroyer during a deadly collision off the coast of Japan in June were relieved of their duties on Friday, the Navy’s Seventh Fleet said. A number of other sailors were punished for their roles in the crash.
The announcement followed the release of a harrowing preliminary report on the collision between the destroyer Fitzgerald and a freighter that killed seven people aboard the American ship. It was one of the Navy’s deadliest accidents in years.
The ship’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson; his second-in-command; and the senior enlisted sailor were relieved of their duties by the head of the Seventh Fleet in Japan, Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin. A statement from the fleet said “inadequate leadership” had contributed to the collision.
The statement said a number of other sailors would face disciplinary action. A senior Navy officer said Thursday that about a dozen sailors in total would be punished, including all those on watch the night of June 17.”
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — A 31-year-old man was arrested at Pensacola Beach for masturbating in public, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Bobby Gene Eidson III was caught naked in the water behind the giant shell at the Pensacola Beach boardwalk on Quietwater Beach Road early Sunday morning, deputies said.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies arrived on the scene after receiving reports of a white male, completely nude and masturbating standing up in the water behind the shell. They were also informed that Eidson had noticed several people watching him on the back dock of Capt’n Fun Bar as he looked at them and waved with both hands, swinging his penis around.
When deputies arrived, Eidson was swimming in the water on his back, such that his genitals could clearly be seen from the top of the walking pier. Deputies asked him to get out of the water and put some clothes on, to which he complied. When asked why he was being talked to by law enforcement, he said: “I’m not too sure,” according to authorities.”
A witness said that when he went out to the back deck of Capt’n Fun, he clearly noticed Eidson swinging his penis around in a circular motion. He also said he witnessed him masturbating, completely naked, for approximately 15 minutes, deputies reported.
Another witness was out celebrating her birthday at Capt’n Fun when she was on the back deck smoking a cigarette when she observed Eidson swinging his penis around, deputies said. She also observed him kissing another male. The witness said that Eidson noticed her and waved back at her, playing with his penis in a masturbating motion. She then said she notified law enforcement immediately.”
I remain in total despair of where are country is headed and the future of the Constitution. In other words, it’s another week. @BKactual
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