June 23, 2023
Here are a few articles for your consideration.
But Godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
- Sebastian Gorka on Bill Bar Gorka is not happy with Bill Bar.
- Hunter Biden Got off easy: It is not over yet Do you think that Hunter Biden will ever be brought to justice?
- Here are the speakers at the recent We The Patriots Boise Conference. Watch the ones you most appreciate; Especially don’t miss Charlie Kirk, of Turning Point USA; he has a very positive attitude and has a lot of energy.
- OPINION: Too far | Coeur d’Alene Press (cdapress.com) Brent Regan Column: They have gone too far.
With Hurd, looks like 17 Republicans running for president.
- Missing Titanic Submarine Keep in mind that the Titanic is down in the ocean two miles, so at that depth the pressure must be terrific. Banging sounds have been detected, however.
- Debris from sub found 1,600 feet from Titanic after “catastrophic implosion” (msn.com) This is a terrible tragedy with loss of life. All knew at the start that this was a risky venture, like climbing a very high mountain.
- Here the Global Warming Realists, Scientists, discuss what could have happened with the tourist submarine to the Titanic.
You are spot-on!
From news reports, the manufacturer was obviously cutting corners on safety. That is not something that you as an airline pilot would ever want to hear.
Submarine tragedies have routinely occurred at far lesser depths, where the pressure on the hull is still massive but not incredible.
I am strongly in favor of unmanned ‘research’ vehicles to be used at great depths in the oceans or in deep space. That way, we need not risk humans or even need to provide for their well-being.
P.S. I have copied a retired US Navy Captain who once commanded Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines.
On Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 02:01:09 PM PDT, ‘Chuck Wiese’ via Global Warming Realists
Obviously devastating news for the families of the five that perished.
I never thought much about this until I looked into where the wreckage of the Titanic lies on the sea floor of the North Atlantic. The reported depth of that wreckage is 12,500 ft below sea level. So that means any vessel that submerges like the Titan was doing would have a pressure exerted on the vessel of 378.2 Earth atmospheres (5,560 lbs per square inch) or 4.06 Venus atmospheres.
That is a very high pressure to encounter and you would think that the manufacturer would have rigorously tested the bulkhead and all the operating systems and done the R&D to get design engineers to sign off on it for this sort of a trip. But I also understand that the company did not do this, so it is unlikely the vessel was tested to this external operating pressure. Why the company or the pilot would not have wanted to do this for safety is beyond me, and if I was asked to pilot such a ship, I would have flatly refused without proof that at this depth, the vessel is operating inside the safety margin design.
I also understand that all the passengers had to sign liability waivers to go on this trip with OceanGate Expeditions at a cost of $250,000 dollars per passenger.
I feel truly sorry for those that perished in this tragedy. It sounds like there was little information if any given on the operating limitations of the vessel that it had actually been tested to and there may have even been some untrue statements made to the passengers about the tested limits and potential hazard of using this vehicle for this sort of an expedition.
According to the US Coast Guard, the debris found made them conclude the bulkhead of the vessel collapsed under this pressure causing the entire vessel to implode.
- Thinking Smartly About Climate Change | Imprimis (hillsdale.edu) Bjorn Lomborg at Hillsdale College