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  • Irony - HMS "Astute" runs aground

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39793497...d_news-europe/

    Not normally funny that an allie's sub ran aground but the name makes it so.

    asآ·tute
       /əˈstut, əˈstyut/ [uh-stoot, uh-styoot]
    –adjective 1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.

    2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.

  • #2
    Maybe it had a ingenious reason for running aground that we just can't comprehend yet.

    "Ooh woo, I'm a Rebel just for kicks, now
    I been feeling it since 1966, now..."

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    • #3
      This is really quite a serious situation.

      And yet I'm struck with such a feeling of schadenfreude.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by cheeseczar View Post
        This is really quite a serious situation.

        And yet I'm struck with such a feeling of schadenfreude.
        Why does a mishap by our allie give you pleasure?
        All rides are bought. But occasionally the currency is talent.

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        • #5
          This is from the same services that demanded more and more money to win in Afghanistan and which are complaining that they cannot be the elite forces they claim they are if the spending cuts planned take effect.

          Sigh.
          "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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          • #6
            You mean besides the point that it wasn't my fault?

            I don't know...I just think it's funny that the most sophisticated boat in the world can run aground. I'd feel the same way if the Stars and Stripes were waving from her flag.
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            • #7
              Yeah, but what's with this Freud in the Shade stuff?
              "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
              ~~Groucho Marx
              I have the hots for Khaleesi...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by comfortably numb View Post
                Yeah, but what's with this Freud in the Shade stuff?
                It's the new don't Don't Ask Don't Tell era.
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                • #9
                  It appears that even while using the most sophisticated technology available to mankind, we have yet again proven that " The Skye's The Limit ".
                  The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable : John Kenneth Galbraith

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ensign14 View Post
                    This is from the same services that demanded more and more money to win in Afghanistan and which are complaining that they cannot be the elite forces they claim they are if the spending cuts planned take effect.

                    Sigh.
                    The same service that sold us three of their "lightly used" subs in the 1990's that were the biggest POS's in the history of naval warfare.

                    Windsor leaves Halifax for a planned two-week mission, but is forced to turn back after salt water seeps into a hydraulic motor. Canadian Forces reveals that Victoria has a dent in its hull the size of a pizza, as a result of a collision that occurred before the navy took over the sub. The Royal Navy agrees to co-operate in an investigation of the dent. The Canadian navy says cracked diesel exhaust valves on all the subs may have to be replaced.

                    On its maiden voyage as a Canadian vessel, a fire breaks out in the electrical equipment room of HMCS Chicoutimi (formerly HMS Upholder causing "extensive damage to cabling," says Commodore Tyrone Pile, commander of the Canadian Fleet Atlantic. Nine members of the crew suffer smoke inhalation. Three crewmen are transferred by Royal Navy helicopter to a hospital in Ireland. Lieut. Chris Saunders, 32, dies on the helicopter.
                    Asked how he’d like to be remembered were he hit by a bus tomorrow, Tracy doesn’t hesitate: “I’m a race-car driver. At the last second, I’d swerve and avoid the bus.”

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                    • #11
                      Bet that Capt is looking for a new job.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Indy500Dude View Post
                        Bet that Capt is looking for a new job.

                        He's now in the same club as the Captain of the sub that took out the Japanese fishing boat a few years ago.
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