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I'm a coastal resident in NC. I support oil exploration and oil drilling on our coast.

I also support the continued development of sources through fracking.
We possess the untapped means to be self-sufficient. Doing so relieves "pressures" that might otherwise exist to engage in #foreign #military #adventures.

It's not about thinking that the Houthis or the Iranians should not be held to account for their attack on Saudi Arabia.
It's that the #USA does not have to be the #point of #everyone's #spear.
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A #VikingAge #spear of Jan Petersen type K decorated with copper and silver. Dating from the 10th century. Found in Maarem, Telemark, Norway. Preserved length 45 cm, 300 gram. C29700d @Kulturhistorisk
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The blade of the spear is also decorated. This is a form of #Patternwelding along the weld line attaching the edge steel to the core. It's often called Wolf's Tooth pattern.
#WolfsTooth
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The spear if from a grave with a double set of weapons, possibly two intermixed graves.
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
bit.ly/HouseIC
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
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"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume amazon.com/Chinese-Naval-… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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