Do I need a tin-foil hat?

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    Do I need a tin-foil hat?

    A Special Operations Unit from Pope Air Force Base held urban environmental training exercises in Nags Head and Roanoke Island in North Carolina on January 25th and 27th. The exercises involved uniformed, armed soldiers and four vehicles, including two military gun trucks practicing clearing and security procedures in Nags Head and Roanoke Island.

    Why???

    Are there countries we might be invading soon that have a lot of small town beach resorts? Perhaps the fact that most of our buildings are built on pilings was important, since this flood-avoiding design is so common in Afghanistan and Iraq. Do they fear the South will rise again? Or maybe there is some threat to the security of our selling of cold beer, sunscreen, souvenirs, and seafood.

    Inquiring minds want to know
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    Plenty of potential areas of operations that have similar architecture. While Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen have been getting the press lately there are also situations in west Africa that might call for intervention or at least evacuation of U.S. citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    Plenty of potential areas of operations that have similar architecture. While Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen have been getting the press lately there are also situations in west Africa that might call for intervention or at least evacuation of U.S. citizens.
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    Also, lots of military exercises aren't about geography, but logistics.
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    You know, they just practice stuff, all the time, for all sorts of situations. You need the hat.

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    obxned, I think you are reading more into the exercise than you realize. As a military retiree, I can remember many times, when we had an exercise that involved the civilian population, or their environment, simply because we did not have those resources readily available. Why re-invent the wheel, when it's in the next town over? Or in other words, if they have buildings in the next town that are similiar to what they are where we are engaged in a war, or conflict, and we need to get our troops up to par, to prevent they becoming a casualty, then by all means go to where they can simulate the similar situations. As an ending note, I would have thought the military would have done some advance notices.
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    I don't get the tin foil hat thing. ??

    As for why they were doing it - the guys doing it were doing it cause they were told to. The guys in charge of telling them to do it were probably doing it for a darn good reason of some type.

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    It is always a good idea to keep your tin foil hat close to the computer because you never know when you may need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    I don't get the tin foil hat thing. ??
    They are designed to prevent mind reading and mind control, most commonly considered during times of paranoia and by many conspiracy theorists...

    Plus its almost as fun to say as "when zombies attack".
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    The shiny side always goes out. It reflects those mind control waves and radiation better. But I have both, just in case.

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    OK, got it. It took me a while on "beer bottle goggles" too.

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    Well, I'm a bit disappointed. I thought I would get all sorts of good conspiracy theories, including but not limited to global warming and illegal aliens from outer space. And not one mention of mutant ninja zombies taking over our favorite fishing pier.
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    Here are the instructions for a proper tin foil hat.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2049858_make-tinfoil-hat.html

    And yes the shiny side goes out.
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