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US Vessels Collide in Strait of Hormuz, Navy Says
Military analyst Loren Thompson of the U.S.-based Lexington Institute said a collision between two vessels in the world's most sophisticated navy is nearly unheard of.
Oh ho ho. Not this week.


Cindy said…
I'm sorry this isn't related to the post, but I didn't know where to put it. I'm just wondering if anyone else has encountered this recently. For about an hour tonight, almost every "alternative" site (including this one) I tried to visit went straight to this: (while ALL the "household name" sites I checked were fine)

"Google Error

We're sorry...
... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

If you're continually receiving this error, you may be able to resolve the problem by deleting your Google cookie and revisiting Google. For browser-specific instructions, please consult your browser's online support center.

If your entire network is affected, more information is available in the Google Web Search Help Center.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we'll see you again on Google."

I'm not really sure what if anything it signifies, but it was too much of a conicidence not to be suspicious. I was hoping we'd have at least four or five more years with access to whatever truth we seek, but creepily, the second sentence really says "we aren't going to let you view these sites for your own good". Obviously it's un-blocked now, but it really gave me one of those "holy crap" moments.

Now that I think about your OP, since Naval sonar has probably been beaching dolphins and whales for decades, in a perfect world, they have discovered how to return the favor.
A. Peasant said…
Interesting. I did get an error trying to sign onto blogger, a 404 error. It cleared after a short while. At a minimum it looks like they want to taint the perceived safety of certain sites so people will avoid them. But yes, it could be much worse than that.

Here's my message to them:
Sis said…
I suspect these safety features are being concocted in the land formerly known as Palestine with a US government grant. A nobel prize is probably in the works for their efforts.
A. Peasant said…
Sis that sounds like a disparaging remark. I'm surprised at you.