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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:12 AM
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Where George Dubya got his bravado attitude about staying the course...
...when there is no rudder to his ship?

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Subject: Radio transmissions
owain 4/28/2004 6:29:11 AM


This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a U.S. naval ship with the Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland. The Chief of Naval Operations on October 10th 1995 released the radio conversation.
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Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN. THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS ACCOMPANY US. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians: We are a lighthouse. Your call.

http://www.strategypage.com/militaryforums/8-2645.aspx
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:17 AM
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1. Urban myth. Sorry.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:18 AM
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3. I know, but it's still a good story. Kind of makes a point, doesn't it?
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:18 AM
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2. Cute
but not true: http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthse.htm, though maybe truth.
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4bucksagallon Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:19 AM
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4. According to snopes it is false info..... sorry.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:21 AM
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5. It all evens out...
...Bush only acts on false info.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:23 AM
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6. I know it's not true, but it still makes me smile every time I read it!
I recall, along time ago, my son who was in the Navy sent it to me!

Sure does point out therisks associated with arrogance though, doesn't it?
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:23 AM
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7. They sured stayed the course with this Foley secret.... nt
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:52 AM
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8. I thought it came from his ugly old momma
Made me laugh anyway.
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