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This is very unlikely. He probably had 1918 flu once and a regular seasonal flu also. The reason the 1918 flu was so contagious was because people had not been exposed to anything like it before. Once he had had it, he would have immunity - the best you can get.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2009 on Soldier survives Spanish Flu twice at BlackFive
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MICHAEL, The whole reason they are submarines - i.e. underwater - is concealment. The boomers - the subs carrying nuclear missiles - are especially sensitive in this regard. If their location were known, their value as a deterrent against nuclear war would vanish, as they would be easy targets. Also, radio doesn't work very well underwater - in fact, it hardly works at all. Because of the sensitivity of their mission, their location may be kept secret from everyone - even their command (I don't know the specifics of this).
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2009 on Submarine Collisions at BlackFive
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There might be a few "4 headed Godzilla fish" out there. But hey, the enviros should love that - biodiversity and what all. Seriously, as you say, this is hyped all out of proportion.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2009 on Submarine Collisions at BlackFive
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The guy sounds like a real "useful fool." He certainly missed the point of SERE school. I went through Warner Springs in 1967, and found it to be excellent training - the best I encountered in the Navy. Some of our instructors had been Korean War POWs themselves, so they had great motivation. I too had to ask myself, in the middle of the night in the "prison camp," if this was training, or was I just wishing it were training. It was also classified, so why is this guy giving away details? I found especially astonishing the following claim: The question is especially pertinent because America's enemies haven't used SERE's techniques of "mind control" since the Korean War. Apparently he never learned in his liberal schools about the Vietnam War. Does he know why John McCain can't raise his arms above his shoulders? And, as others have pointed out, he is ignoring the S and two E's in SERE. The sad thing is the readers of Slate will think this idiot actually knows what he is talking about.
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C_Bob While Spotted4him may be a bit extreme, there is some truth in what he says. The crime rates on reservations are out of sight, as are other indicators of social pathology such as substance abuse, child abuse, poverty and youth gangs. A decade ago, the Navajo Reservation had over 1000 gang members. The most dangerous places in the Phoenix metropolitan area are the two adjoining reservations. You are safer at 24th St and University at night than on the res. A cousin of mine teaches on a res. The incidents she relates are horrible (and she's a very lefty, do-goodie school teacher type). But nobody should overgeneralize. The problem appears to be the reservations (and the related attitudes of those who live there), rather than the people themselves. I've interacted with Southwestern Indians for many decades, and seen the good and the bad.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2009 on Tanks roll into Gaza at BlackFive
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Okay... how about something substantive instead of this flame war... My question: what can the Israeli's achieve in the current offensive? I have no doubt about the morality of their actions, if those actions are effective. But if they are not, what's the point. And if they aren't effective because Israel isn't hitting hard enough, then it would be appropriate for them to hit harder!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2009 on Tanks roll into Gaza at BlackFive
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Time for an extraterritorial arrest. Send a team down under, grab the SOB, and stick him in GTMO. Serve notice on these bastards.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2008 on Wikileaks Wants Our Soldiers Dead at BlackFive
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Probably of more importance than hiding the identity of the interrogators is preventing the release of what the interrogatees said and the methods of interrogation. For once, unlike the NIE, the CIA may have done something right in destroying the tapes. The congress and media got who knows how many Americans killed with the Abu Ghraib tapes. Can you imagine interrogation tapes? Many years ago I went through counter-interrogation training. If we can use those techniques on us, the soldiers, we should be able to use them on the bad guys. But the "elite" in our society is too prissy to stand for this. So hoorah to the CIA for destroying those tapes.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2007 on Evil CIA destroys video of it's evil at BlackFive
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