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Tuesday, November 8

Your call

An apocryphal radio conversation between a United States Navy aircraft carrier and Canadian authorities during an exercise off the coast of Newfoundland.

CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees south to avoid collision.

AMERICANS: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees north to avoid collision.

CANADIANS: Negative. You will have to avert your course 15 degrees south to avoid collision.

AMERICANS: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert your course.

CANADIANS: I am a private third class. 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 by three destroyers, three cruisers, and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees north ... I say again ... that is one-five degrees north ... or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship!!

CANADIANS: We are a lighthouse. Your call.

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