As always, Mac, tells it as it is, from his perception. One of the things sailors and linemen have in common is that when your anchoring your ship, or hanging several tousand pounds 80 feet in the air, you understand about the weakist link. If you’ve ever seen a eighty foot pole and all it’s hardware come crashing down because nobody checked the sling, well, you won’t forget the lesson, if you ran fast enough.

I highly commend this article and suggest that you consider it carefully while thinking this year.

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I am not sure what philosopher first uttered the words in the title of this post

It may have been an old Navy Boson’s Mate Chief trying to square away a young non-rated seaman about ship’s lore. Ultimately, the phrase has been used in more stories and tales about life than most of the alternative phrases combined. Thomas Reid’s Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, 1786, included this line:

“In every chain of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest.”

Nimitz Flyover

When you look at the size of a modern aircraft carrier of the US Fleet, you realize that the chain holding her anchor must have mammoth size chain links. The ship itself weighs more than 100,000 tons and are over 1,090 feet in length making them difficult to…

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