When You Are “Certain,” Think Again, and Then Laugh!

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My wonderful aunt who has a place in Maine sent this to me.  It says so much about how rediculous it is to think we are really “certain” of anyting.

Actual October 1995 radio transmission between a US Navy vessel and Canadian authorities:
Canadians:  Please divert your course 15 degrees south to avoid collision.
US Navy: Recommend YOU divert your course 15 degrees north to avoid collision.
Canadians:  Negative. Please divert your course 15 degrees south to avoid collision.
US Navy:  This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course. . . . This is the USS Lincoln and we are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers, and various support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north.  Otherwise, countermeasures will be taken to ensure the safety of this ship and its crew.
Canadians:  Sir. This is a lighthouse.  Your call.

Taken from a “Discover Maine” magazine, 2015.

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