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(ABC News)   Navy admits they spent $36 million in the last nine years flying a plane around Cuba every day to broadcast an anti-Castro TV channel the Cubans figured out to block on its first day and whose nickname in Cuba is 'the channel that cannot be seen'   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Cuban, National Assembly, boondoggles, airplanes  
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2588 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Jul 2014 at 3:45 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-07-08 12:21:06 AM  
3 votes:
You don't actually think they spend $20,000 on a hammer, $30,000 on a toilet seat, do you?
2014-07-08 09:44:03 AM  
2 votes:
I had a friend who grew up in Cuba.
He liked to say that there were 2 television stations there.

Channel 1 was a man from the government telling you how great everything was.
Channel 2 was a man from the government telling you to tune back to channel 1.
2014-07-08 01:24:28 AM  
2 votes:

Notabunny: So for about $30/day all of Cuba got to ignore the US government? Can anyone sign up for this?

Math fail. I'll go to my corner now.
2014-07-08 10:42:53 AM  
1 vote:
Two words.

Sabado Gigante.
2014-07-08 10:11:47 AM  
1 vote:
Would you really want to watch the propaganda channel anyway?

"your live sucks compared to americans. Why don't you join us. Oh wait, you can't!"

/what the fark could be on that station?
2014-07-08 10:03:06 AM  
1 vote:

incendi: dragonchild: I'm guessing if Cuba's up to any funny business they're probably not broadcasting it

They most assuredly are. They're usually not broadcasting it in clear voice or plain text, but we've got an NSA for that.

Actually, they use shortwave numbers stations.  Anyone with a typical shortwave receiver can listen to them. Sounds something like this:

¡Atención! ¡Atención!
cero cinco dos tres uno
ocho cero cero ocho seis
tres cinco cuatro tres ocho
ocho tres dos cero cinco
uno nueve uno ocho cinco
uno siete cuatro cinco tres
cero cinco tres uno uno
cero ocho cero cinco siete
cero cinco dos tres uno
Finale, Finale.

And yes, there is a message in that.
2014-07-08 09:24:02 AM  
1 vote:
This might just be Obama's Watergate
2014-07-08 09:20:58 AM  
1 vote:
And here we get Fox News for our anti government propaganda.
2014-07-08 08:03:24 AM  
1 vote:
Open the border. Seriously, if capitalism is so great it'll sell itself. Playing I'm not talking to you anymore at the national level is stupid.
2014-07-08 07:51:10 AM  
1 vote:

Hiro-ACiD: Still better than all the carcinogenic crap the CIA sprayed all over the country through the early 60s...

Also better than the channel that can not be unseen.
2014-07-08 06:51:05 AM  
1 vote:
and don't you ever imply that the defense department budget could be cut.  There is no waste there, nope, none whatsoever and any cuts would result in everyone speaking Russian and facing Mecca to pray.
2014-07-08 05:20:57 AM  
1 vote:
That's why we need to drug-test people who apply for food stamps, it'll put an end to government waste.
2014-07-08 05:15:24 AM  
1 vote:

starsrift: Explain to me again how you can do business with the commies in China, you can diplomat with the commies in Russia, but must forever use petty slaps againts the commies in Cuba.

the other two have nukes and sh*t?
2014-07-08 01:18:36 AM  
1 vote:
So for about $30/day all of Cuba got to ignore the US government? Can anyone sign up for this?
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