Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:11:32 -0700
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From: "Russell 'Ace' Hoffman" <>
Subject: The Rogue Army of the Pacific

September 17th, 2007

Dear Readers,

Last week a blue whale washed up on a SoCal beach.  140 tons.  Turns out its back was broken -- multiple bones were broken and it had a huge bruise on its back.

No ship is taking credit for the "kill," but we have a lot of Navy ships around here.  They are fast and silent and their sailors tell no tales (except tall ones).

Today is the last day to submit a statement regarding the U.S. Navy's newest proposal for their continued poisoning of the Pacific Ocean.  Below is the statement I submitted.



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Re: Hawaii Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement:

September 17th, 2007

To Whom It May Concern, US Government:

I just have NO IDEA who might have written the statement shown below, but I wish to submit it as my opposition statement to the proposed poisoning of nearly one quarter million square miles (unfenced) of the Pacific Ocean by the United States Navy.

Sincerely Yours,

Russell "Ace" Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

September 13th, 2007

Death is upon us.   A rogue army is maneuvering to destroy our planet.  Its name is Navy.

U.S. Navy.

Step by step by step over the past decade, the military has asked for -- and received --enormous exemptions from caring for humanity.  Environmental laws everyone else must obey -- laws which save lives -- mean nothing to them.  No longer are they required to obey their civilian leaders.  No longer are they required to atone for sins they commit.  No longer are they culpable for YOUR death.

You, who they WERE charged to protect.

You, who WERE to be their masters.

You, who FUNDS them.

Citizens of the United States:  Rise up!  Rise up against your oppressors!  Rise up against the randomization of death!  Rise up against the destruction of YOUR HOMELAND!

Rise up against the U.S. Navy!

A decade ago, the United States military was granted an exemption from environmental laws.  The U.S. Navy is the most egregious -- and dirty -- of all militaries in history.  They kill their own sailors, with radiation, with chemicals used in warfare, with chemicals used to keep their ships "ship-shape."

My friends are dying.  Your friends are dying.  You and I are dying because we cannot -- no, because we WILL NOT -- rein in these cutthroats.

The Navy's most recent crime involves directly poisoning nearly a quarter of a million square miles of "open ocean" -- where our fish grow, where our whales and dolphins frolic, where earth's balancing life develops.  No fence will keep the poisons in the designated area.

They will use radiation weapons, Directed Energy Laser Weapons, pressure (concussive and / or vacuum (over- / under-pressure) killing devices, and nearly 150 other kinds of "toys."

These are the same guys who brought you Bikini, Eniwetok, and Rongelap.  All radiation-poisoned islands.

The same guys who pollute Vieques, Puerto Rico with Depleted Uranium -- as well as Okinawa and various sites on the U.S. mainland.  And Iraq.  And Kosovo.  And Afghanistan.  And tomorrow?  Iran.

The same guys who lie about how many of their own -- their submarine sailors -- are dying of brain tumors as their payment for service aboard nuclear submarines.

Hail the U.S. Navy!  Professional killers!  Professional planet-destroyers!  Professional liars!  Professionals in every way.

Damn the torpedos.  Damn the missiles.  Damn the truth.  Damn the citizens they claim to protect.  Damn us all.

Damn the U.S. Navy: Killers of U. S. citizens.  Killers of the planet.  Killers of us all.


(Written by a patriotic citizen.)

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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:37:13 -0700

From: "Russell 'Ace' Hoffman" <>
Subject: Re: The Rogue Army of the Pacific (comment by Major Jack

Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 19:00:08 EDT
Subject: Re: The Rogue Army of the Pacific

Ace: Send this to any one you wish. I'm tired of howling at the moon.

The exemption that the Navy claims is actually no exemption at all. The exemption the Navy claims comes from Executive Order 12344, written by none other than Ronald Reagan [the hero of the right wing nut cakes].

The Executive Order, 12344 (XO for short) is nothing more than a document written to show where the Naval Reactor program fits into the DOE organizational chart, and who should head the program [Namely a Navy Admiral]. Not a single word mentions exemption of any kind. The Navy ( specifically the Naval Reactor organization - NR) took the organizational exemption and inserted a reference to XO 12344, to all DOE orders that apply to all other DOE organizations, and exempted NR from having to comply with those orders.

I doubt that a single member of the House or the Senate has ever read a DOE order or XO 12344 for that matter. The net effect is to guarantee that NR has no oversight at all. The NR Program needed these exemptions since even a cursory investigation would have forced a shutdown of the entire program. NR runs land based power plants [ 2 at the last count] without the benefit of containment vessels, emergency core cooling systems, pressure suppression systems, or separate operating rooms for the reactor operators [ the operators die at the same moment that the plants have a loss of coolant accident - so who is left to explain what went wrong].

All Nuclear Powered Surface Ships and Submarines enter and leave all American and Foreign Ports under Nuclear Power Generated steam [i.e. the Nuclear Reactors are operating].

All Nuclear Powered Surface Ships and Submarines are refueled [old core taken out - new core put in] within a baseball throw of most cities located in or near a shipyard, Cities such as Norfolk Virginia, Pearl Harbor, etc..

With the lack of even rudimentary safety measures the Nuclear Navy is run under no oversight, and no legal protection for those Nuclear Power experts who work for Naval Reactors. No one will dare raise a voice [except the undersigned], and NR keeps on rolling along just like old man river.

The King has no clothes, in this case the King[s] are the President, the Senate, the House, all Navy Officers, All Marine Corps Officers, all Army Officers, all Coast Guard Officers, the DOE, the NRC, the National Resource Defense Council, River keepers, all Judges within the Northern District of the Second Circuit Court, basically everyone in Washington with any power knows about the outrageous behavior of the Nuclear Navy. I think it's fair to say that we live in a land of cowards and blind men. I keep getting notices that one or more of the sirens at Indian Point have been found to be not working, or a guard has fallen asleep, etc. ad nauseam. Who cares when the Navy is running around the Oceans with hundreds of the most unsafe Nuclear Power Plants in the World and no one raises a bleep? A Navy that refuels ships within spitting distance of grade schools, high schools City Halls, etc..

I have heard the arguments that Navy Nuclear Plants run at only about 10% of commercial plants. So what. The comment is irrelevant because any Nuclear Power, including Navy plants, during an accident scenario can easily raise to 10 times, 100 times, 1000 times or even 1,000,000 times rated power and the consequences are the same. Commercial or Navy. Catastrophe beyond description. And deaths and injuries beyond repair.

No one in the industry can contradict me because all Nuclear Engineers/Nuclear Physicists [even those who work for NR] are familiar with the equations for a power excursion. Ignoring the fact does not make the fact disappear.


Major John P. Shannon
Nuclear Physicist/Nuclear Engineer Retired

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