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Old 27th Aug 2012, 07:10
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Tampa readying for RNC

This has more than a hint of truth to it...

Tampa Bay Gay Prostitutes Gearing Up For Flood Of Closeted Republicans | The Onion - America's Finest News Source | Onion News Network

Think Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Bob Allen, Glenn Murphy Jr., et al
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 09:25
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The Onion never did translate to video, and the visual only serves to accentuate how they're trying too hard these days to only find new treatments for recycled or predictable material. "Closeted gay Republicans"?..that's the height of mailing it in, and the hooker angle (more predictability) can't even begin to save it. Even their headlines, which used to be their forte and what put them on the comic radar, lack creativity. It's a decade past the end of their golden era where they were good for a bit of amusement, but in terms of sell-by date they're National Lampoon circa 1993 right now.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 13:03
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Someone from Gay Bay...lecturing us about Politicians screwing people....now that is a laugh.

Shall we remind him of the state of the State out there?

Lots of people getting hosed by all sorts of Democrats out on the Left Coast.

Then we can bring up Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Ted Kennedy, Tony the Prick Wiener, Bill Clinton.....how long you want to listen?
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 13:13
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The British could have shared what they knew about the Japanese plan from what they learned from breaking the Japanese Codes.
The British broke the German code known as Enigma. The Poles had been working on this project prior to the war start in 1939 and those that escaped fled to England and helped the British code breakers.
The Japanese code, known as JN25, was broken by the Americans. The effort was known as "Magic" and information gained from the code breaking was known as "Ultra" indicating where the information came from.
The real first use of "Ultra" information was in the prevention of Port Moresby from being invaded by the Japanese.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 14:52
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Read a bit deeper in your history....the Brits were having some success with the Japanese codes before the Pacific War began. They had Crytpo units in Singapore and another location or two that were doing good work too.

Release of Ultra and Magic intelligence was the problem....too often it was either not provided to Commanders who could have acted on the information or was released but not believed.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 15:18
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Whether defensive or aggressive, the agglomeration of the Fleet in Honolulu was a bonehead play. Was FDR's impassioned speech regarding the evil surprise a ploy?

What diffence does it make. The Japanese could be read like a McGuffey reader.
Gullibility of the people was contagious, the Japanese were all over China, the archipelago, etc.

FDR was quite the dramatist.... And lazy. What he could not accomplish with his feet, he danced with his words. The isolationists were implacable, and he could not move against Japan and let England suffer alone. Whether planned or not, the attack at Pearl fit all the pieces together. Chicken/Egg.....
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 20:17
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The Philippines appreciate what we did in WWII. The older Germans do also if you talk with them, younger ones think the USA are bad guys and caused the whole thing.
Tonight I was in Narita waiting for my connecting flight to SIN, talking to some young Koreans in the smoking lounge, asked me where I was from etc, thought they were hookers to begin with but my fault, was wrong as they were nurses.
There flight to INC cancelled on United because of Typhoon.
They had really good respect for the USA, something we rarely hear anymore.
Wednesday will be in Jakarta,now I know if these girls love the USA they are after my wallet ha ha.

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Old 27th Aug 2012, 20:18
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Talking of winning a losing, have a look at Hiroshima now as compared to, say Detroit.
 
Old 27th Aug 2012, 20:31
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Talking of winning a losing, have a look at Hiroshima now as compared to, say Detroit.
Sad to say that I had the same impression in the late 50s to the early 60s of England compared to West Germany. Seeing all the remaining war damage in England, then going to West Germany, one could be forgiven for wondering just who had won the War.

But, you are quite correct about Detroit. The Detroit brought to you by the Democratic Party and the unions. Some areas of Detroit are very nice, but other parts...
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 20:32
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Meanwhile, back at Convention News. First, imagine how crazy the Left would get if Sarah Palin even showed up at the RNC, let alone speak (She's not by the way).

But look who's invited to the DNC.



Storm headed for Charlotte thanks to 'Jumah at the DNC' | Washington Times Communities

One wonders, just how does this play with their "War On Women" attacks on the GOP?
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 20:51
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[quote] con-pilot
Sad to say that I had the same impression in the late 50s to the early 60s of England compared to West Germany. Seeing all the remaining war damage in England, then going to West Germany, one could be forgiven for wondering just who had won the War.

Do a comparison today ..................you will still be wondering .
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 21:27
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Read a bit deeper in your history....the Brits were having some success with the Japanese codes before the Pacific War began. They had Crytpo units in Singapore and another location or two that were doing good work too.
As you suggested, I dug deeper.
The Japanese had two encryption systems, the oldest being know as "Red" the newest being known as "Purple".
The prototype of the "Red" encryption was used by the Japanese diplomats at negotiations for the Washington Naval Treaty and was broken by the British in 1921 and by the American "Black Chamber (US Army Cryptographic Section) in 1922. The production version of the "Red" code machine was released in 1931 but was highly unreliable.
The Japanese then developed the next generation "Purple" machine which they believed to be much more secure not knowing the "Red" code had already been broken by the British and US Army. Then, in 1940, the "Purple" cipher was broken by a team from the US Army Signals Intelligence Service (SIS), directed by William Friedman.
Japan had put the "Purple" code into use in June 1938 and both US and British cryptanalysts had broken some Japanese messages well before Pearl Harbor starting in late 1939 into early 1940. Hut 7 was the wartime section of the Government Code and Cypher School in Bletchley Park tasked with the solution of Japanese codes such as JN25 "Purple" code. Bletchley cooperated with the US Navy Code and Signal Section known as OP-20-G in Washington DC. Before the outbreak of the war, the British intercept station in Hong Kong was moved to Singapore. After the outbreak of the war, the intercept station was moved to Ceylon and finally Kenya. At this point, the lead on the "Purple" code was turned over to OP-20-G in Washington DC. The problem with the "Purple" code was 6 of the 26 letters were changed every 9 days, much more complicated than the old "Red" code. Decrypting messages once the cipher was known was a long and tedious process. However, by the end of 1940, the first constructed analog of the "Purple" machine was completed by the SIS without ever seeing one. With understanding of "Purple" coding and duplicate machines the SIS could decrypt increasing amounts of Japanese traffic, but not everything.
In 1941, the SIS team visited the British Cryptographic Team at Bletchley Park. They gave the British a "Purple" machine in exchange for details of the Enigma Bombe machine and received a detailed explanation on how the British decrypted the Enigma cipher.
With this information in hand, the US Navy was given the assignment to improve upon the British design and they went to NCR (National Cash Register) in Dayton, OH. An improved Bombe machine was designed and developed by Joe Desch and by mid-1942 he had the first prototypes running. By 1943, 120 machines had been built and running in the US and Britain. It was much more accurate and faster enabling the US Navy to intercept and decipher the majority of the German Naval Enigma traffic, key to locating, tracking and destroying German U-boats.
Release of Ultra and Magic intelligence was the problem....too often it was either not provided to Commanders who could have acted on the information or was released but not believed.
True, the US Army SIS didn't talk with any urgency to the US Navy that could have used the information outlining the impending danger at Pearl Harbor.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 21:58
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Mourning "Motown"

BandAide, this song is for you and those who are grieving the former great city known as Detroit....

....if you elect Democrats to run your cities....
Quicksand?

And then there is the other party. Yes, 1981 was a very good year.....

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Old 27th Aug 2012, 23:15
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Having a daughter living in Detroit, I go there regularly.

It's not anywhere near as depicted, just "reorganized". There's a big useless pit (I was going to say "black hole", but.....) occupying most of Wayne County. Surrounding that, like a doughnut surrounds its hole, is the suburban area, which looks very much like every other big city in America, with malls, nice residential areas, businesses and the facilities we all use. Even manufacturing.

The sporting event centers are in the midst of the pit, but they seem to work just fine.

I've no argument with the fact that crooked politicians have the been the major cause of the inner city's demise. And with no tax base anymore, a solution seems remote. A large demolition project followed by grass seeding will likely be needed. Meanwhile the rest of the area carries on.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 23:47
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Worth a read.

Conrad Black on Paul Ryan: How one man transformed a presidential campaign.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 00:23
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Far better the razing of the downtown area not take place as if it happens then it shall disperse the plague to other places as did the evacuation of New Orleans following Katrina.

Perhaps just turn it into a Walled City like the old days....except keep folks in.....rather than keep folks out.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 01:49
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I did not ask anyone to build my businesses for me, nor did I inherit an ongoing concern. I had no use for Obama before he informed me that my business successes were gifted to me by some unseen Democrat largesse.

He has no foreign policy, and has no clue about what makes this Country a success. His skills lay in the elements of the destruction of what millions of hardworking people have created. He sits cluelessly by, thinking the economy will catch fire if he dumps more Chinese yuans into the faltering morass he has overseen for three years on...

In the few areas in which a President can actually have a salutary effect, Obama is bankrupt, of ideas, and motivation, He prefers to try to sucker honest people into thinking the "Richest two percent" of us have snookered the twenty five million unemployed into making soup with their shoes.

He is an arrogant, self important dandy who is thoughtless, and clueless.

Mitt Romney's claim to fame is analysing faltering businesses, rescuing them or remaking them, so that people know where they stand, and in honesty and integrity, proceed with their business life.

Integrity and business acumen in the White House, what a concept...

I will not vote for my Libertarian favorite this year, I will vote for Romney and Ryan. Whatever happens, WHATEVER HAPPENS, we are far better off with an astute business person in the lead than some political hack who has never held a job that was not underwritten by the taxpayers....

FORWARD, ??? NOPE.

FOUR WORDS: OBAMA MUST GO HOME.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 01:57
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Amen, Lyman.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 02:04
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Someone from Gay Bay...lecturing us about Politicians screwing people....now that is a laugh.

Shall we remind him of the state of the State out there?

Lots of people getting hosed by all sorts of Democrats out on the Left Coast.

Then we can bring up Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Ted Kennedy, Tony the Prick Wiener, Bill Clinton.....how long you want to listen?
Ah yes, Destin, glorious Florida...

Destin, 2000 census - 96.21% white and 0.37% black in what is actually a pretty diverse state. Y'all have to really seek out such an enclave.

All the GOP guys I mentioned were closet gays - all the Dem's you mentioned were not. Sort of gives truth to the Onion skit, really.

Greetings from California - 8th largest economy in the world. We thank you for your Oranges and the Mouse (b.Calif). You can keep the the rest of the swamp.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 02:22
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These days it's hard to keep Californians out of Texas. They seem to be coming here en masse. Wonder why that is?
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