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Jabba The Hunt
01-17-2001, 08:41 AM
This is an actual raido conversation between a United States Navy aircraft carrier (USS Abraham Lincoln) and Canadian authorities off the coast off Newfoundland in October 1995. This was realsed under the Freedom of Information Act.

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 to avoid a collision.

CANADIANS: Negative. You will have to divert you 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 TEH UNITED STATES ATALANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 NORTH...I SAY AGAIN....THATS ONE-FIVE DEGREES NORTH.... OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEND TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP!!

CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

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Rogue Nine
01-17-2001, 09:07 AM
I read that somewhere! That's flamin' hilarious...

Blame Canada... http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Nute Gunray
01-17-2001, 01:51 PM
You spelled strategy wrong.
Who's the idiot now?

Zoom Rabbit
01-17-2001, 08:51 PM
Well...did they move the lighthouse, finally?

[i]*Sings* 'Anchors a-weigh my boys, an-chors aweigh--!'

Darth Sceltor
01-17-2001, 09:41 PM
"Target acquired, Captain"

"Fire at will"

"YEEHAH!! We got the lightbulb!!!"

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Admiral
01-17-2001, 11:12 PM
The Canucks are coming run to the hills. Lets invade Canada, they'll send mounties after US http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Nute Gunray
01-18-2001, 12:53 AM
I would have ordered one of my escorts to launch a few Tomahawks at it...

Darth Sceltor
01-18-2001, 01:05 AM
No lighthouse can resist the might of the US Navy!

Jabba The Hunt
01-18-2001, 06:13 AM
see I can think BEFORE i post

KNIGHT_FEDAYKIN
01-18-2001, 09:48 AM
lol, thats funny

*points and laughs at the americans*
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Admiral
01-18-2001, 08:26 PM
Takes a knife and cuts of Knights hands. Now hows laughing?

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Psycho Tycho
01-18-2001, 09:09 PM
'Dat's right!

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Darth Sceltor
01-18-2001, 09:31 PM
I'm lauging. MUHAHAHAHAHAH

*Ducks spurt of blood from Knight's stump*


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Nute Gunray
01-18-2001, 09:52 PM
I did some checking...and it turns out that not only was the Lincoln NOT off the coast of Newfoundland in Oct. 1995, they were in the PACIFIC FLEET en route to the US Seventh fleet off of TAIWAN.
HA.

Vark111
01-18-2001, 10:09 PM
Good n00t. Truth be known, and I should have said this earlier, but this is one of those funny story/urban legend.

I heard this exact same story about 10 years ago. I believe it was first printed in Reader's Digest. The original joke happened during WWII and the antagonist was a battleship, not a carrier.

You also gotta wonder, what the hell is a carrier doing so close to land that it is in danger of running aground -- by the time it got that close its escort (every US carrier has more escorts than a rich old lady) would have already run aground.

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Zargon
01-18-2001, 10:46 PM
Not only am I smart enough to have done that, was I smart enough to not do it cause I knew n00t was going to.

Admiral
01-18-2001, 11:33 PM
and now Nute is recorded in the FBI. I was smart enough to know Zargon would post something like that so I wouldn't have to. Ha I'm smarter than Zargon.

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Zoom Rabbit
01-19-2001, 08:27 AM
I let the Admiral take the press for setting up Zargon as the fall guy, thereby insulating my credibility for future political ambitions.

I'd say I'm the smartest.

Nute Gunray
01-19-2001, 01:59 PM
I always heard it as the Enterprise off of Cape Hatteras...

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Rogue Nine
01-19-2001, 03:26 PM
Whatevah. We too damn fulla ourselves to care.

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Flying Beastie
01-21-2001, 08:26 PM
Certainly full of something. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif

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