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Must really HURT, having one's best efforts REALLY disparaged- - -

Aug 3, 2021 - 8:50:13 PM
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Aug 3, 2021 - 8:57:40 PM

chuckv97

Canada

59075 posts since 10/5/2013

Mike, I think that’s fake news

Aug 4, 2021 - 2:52:54 AM
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figmo59

USA

34210 posts since 3/5/2008

If so....

A huge moronic move by the Britts.....

A logical German...
Would conclude..

That there secritcy...was compramised...

Better to let yer enemy  ..think they are smart...
When they are dumb...


Imo..given what little intfo you have..given here..
Straifing it with real ammo would have been..the correct move...

Why tip ones own hand... that you are on to them.....
Thus giving them the opertoonity to stop wasting their resources...

Your at War...
The Only Objective...
Is to...Win........ :0/

Edited by - figmo59 on 08/04/2021 02:55:56

Aug 4, 2021 - 7:26:30 AM
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DC5

USA

19962 posts since 6/30/2015

When traffic cameras first came out there was a story about a California man who received a photograph of him running a red light and a fine of $50. He sent a photograph of the $50 back in the supplied envelope. A couple of days later he received a photograph of a pair of handcuffs, after which he paid the fine. I don't know if the story is true or not, but it is still a good story, as is the one Mike posted.

According to Snopes, the bomb story is unproven, which means they cannot determine if it is true or not. snopes.com/fact-check/wooden-bomb/

I could not find anything on Snopes about the traffic photo.

Aug 4, 2021 - 7:32:24 AM

1275 posts since 9/6/2019

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Originally posted by DC5

When traffic cameras first came out there was a story about a California man who received a photograph of him running a red light and a fine of $50. He sent a photograph of the $50 back in the supplied envelope. A couple of days later he received a photograph of a pair of handcuffs, after which he paid the fine. I don't know if the story is true or not, but it is still a good story, as is the one Mike posted.

According to Snopes, the bomb story is unproven, which means they cannot determine if it is true or not. snopes.com/fact-check/wooden-bomb/

I could not find anything on Snopes about the traffic photo.


I heard the same story when I was in England. They rely almost exclusively on cameras to catch speeders. Or at least they did when I was there.

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:09:04 AM
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BobbyE

USA

2912 posts since 11/29/2007

>According to Snopes, the bomb story is unproven, which means they cannot determine if it is true or not. <

Post it on Facebook and their Fact checkers will be glad to let you know, especially if it offends anyone.

Bobby

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:34:20 AM

10449 posts since 8/22/2006

Research Fort Humbug Shreveport La. the tactic of using wood to simulate military goes way back in human history. Didn’t Britain also use life size mock ups of a town to distract or confuse the lufwaufa (sp) I don’t know how to spell that word...

maybe I'm confusing this with the town https://www.forces.net/news/ww2-how-inflatable-tanks-and-look-alikes-fooled-germany

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 08/04/2021 11:37:19

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:38:35 AM

dat

USA

31166 posts since 7/26/2006

The US used inflatable tanks and trucks as well as recordings of heavy tank traffic played over loud speakers

Edited by - dat on 08/04/2021 11:39:21

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:42:18 AM

J e f f

USA

3707 posts since 12/16/2009

Aug 4, 2021 - 12:04:23 PM

Jbo1

USA

1033 posts since 5/19/2007

Using inexpensive materials to make decoys was pretty common. Any plane flying at 200-300 mph wouldn't have much time to differentiate between real and fake before they dropped their bombs.

During the US Civil War, the Confederates, not having the inventory the US Army did, would paint logs to look like cannon, to try to fool their opponents that they had more weapons than they actually did. They were called "Quaker's Guns".

Aug 4, 2021 - 10:43:22 PM

Paul R

Canada

14911 posts since 1/28/2010

In an episode of The Goon Show, they had a bit about the British putting cardboard tanks on Salisbury Plain to fool the Germans. The next thing you heard was, "This is the BBC. Today the Luftwaffe dropped cardboard bombs on Salisbury Plain."

Maybe that's where this report comes from.

The Americans reportedly made a fake plane on the Midway airfield, which the Japanese apparently destroyed (along with some other stuff).

Aug 4, 2021 - 11:22:53 PM

banjoy

USA

9795 posts since 7/1/2006

This sounds like something I would have seen on the old TV show Hogan's Heroes...

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