Divert your course.....

Discussion in 'Canada General' started by Indigo_Jade, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. Indigo_Jade Jedi Grand Master

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    This is the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with
    Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.
    Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations,

    10-10-95

    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 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. We are
    accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous
    support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees
    north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or
    counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this
    ship.

    CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

    :D

    Indy
  2. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    I posted this a long, long time ago. It was deleted when my posts were lost last year. Some believe this to be true, some believe it to be a joke. Naturally, the US Navy denies it. Regardless, it's funny as hell. [face_laugh]
  3. JawaGirl Jedi Knight

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    Funny stuff Indy!

    JawaGirl :)
  4. fingthething Jedi Master

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  5. Darth_Haggis Force Ghost

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  6. DarthBabe Jedi Grand Master

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    That joke was in a really old Reader's Digest.
  7. Wolf Jedi Master

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    That's really funny!
  8. tendra_217 Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Actually I heard it won a joke contest for Canada
  9. SuperVader Jedi Master

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    We need to have more jokes like this in our forum.
  10. Darthina_Christine Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh] That is funny... and I agree we do need more of these types of jokes in our forum
  11. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    I luvvvvvvvvvv [face_love] you guys! :)
  12. C-3PX Force Ghost

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    lol.

    Then they blew that light house up. Blew it up real good. :p
  13. AT-ST_DRIVER Jedi Master

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    ROTFLMAO!

    Bah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!


    God stuff! :D :D :D :D :D
  14. Nyla Jedi Knight

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    lol, that's funny!

    I think I remember reading it in an old reader's digest in some doctor's office at some point. Don't know if its true, but its funny! :p
  15. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    This is a fine example of Canadian arrogance. Defying the USS Lincoln! Why couldn't they move their lighthouse?
  16. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Fairly well known Urban Myth I'm afraid.

    Source 1

    Source 2 (linked from above as well)

    A real shame though, I wish it were true.
  17. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Well of course the US Navy would deny it. :p

    Kidding. Yeah, I know it never happened.
  18. Diabla Jedi Knight

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    lol, it sounds realistic enough to be true though....

    -Dia
  19. Jymm_Roquand Jedi Master

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    Wow this is either a good joke or a great story...either way i love it.
  20. Stina-Cri Jedi Master

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    hey you know how we americans are lol....it probably is vaguely true.....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaha
  21. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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