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Loose Lips Sink Ships

Posted on 05/07/2006 11:58:05 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Loose lips sink ships

I know this was part of the US communication war effort during WWII, but can any explain why it appears every time one posts a comment?

Given the prominence fo FR as a home for conservative bloggers, it doesn't really seem to make any sense anymore.

Can anyone explain?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: looselips

1 posted on 05/07/2006 11:58:06 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

It was added soon after 9/11 to remind us not to post details of troop movements, etc.


2 posted on 05/07/2006 12:00:11 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

I assumed it was because some of us have family and friends in Iraq and it is best to not go into details about where they may be and other information. Just a guess.


3 posted on 05/07/2006 12:00:20 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Sorry. Loose lips sink ships.


4 posted on 05/07/2006 12:00:28 PM PDT by M203M4
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Loose lips do still sink ships :~D Many here are either active military or posting about people they know who are. Being prudent is never outdated.

I think it's a good phrase to live by.... sure, maybe you ~can~ say whatever you want, but is it always smart? Does it help, or hurt, the cause you are fighting for?


5 posted on 05/07/2006 12:03:58 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: trashcanbred

See post 2. It was there before the Iraq war.


6 posted on 05/07/2006 12:04:52 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (No one cares if the muzzies are free. It really is about their oil.)
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To: mwyounce

Thanks!


7 posted on 05/07/2006 12:05:09 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (No one cares if the muzzies are free. It really is about their oil.)
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To: M203M4

LOL


8 posted on 05/07/2006 12:05:20 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (No one cares if the muzzies are free. It really is about their oil.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
It's a reminder against carelessly, rather than deliberately posting anything that might compromise our troops.

As opposed to the bastards at the WaPo and NYT who get prizes for it.

It used to be that such acts of treason during wartime resulted in a blindfold and a cigarette instead of a Pulitzer.

9 posted on 05/07/2006 12:17:10 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Liberals saying "We Support The Troops" is like OJ looking for the real killers.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Where is it now? I remember seeing it here before, but not where... it's no longer in this reply window.


10 posted on 05/07/2006 12:22:30 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
A little Trivia.

Jane Russell was the star in a series of print advertisements which informed the civilian population about the hazards of talking in inappropriate places and times. My Mom told me about the times in early 1944 when Dad had been drafted and was home on leave before his first cruise on a Liberty ship as one of the naval contingent that manned the guns.

They had spent the weekend in Atlantic City and were impressed at the long line of soldiers, in black face, who were marching on the boardwalk in preparation for shipping overseas. Dad would leave from the Brooklyn yard that Monday evening but she recalled that often you would be looking out to sea and a giant explosion would be seen and another transport had fallen to the lurking U-Boats.

I found a full page advertisement in Look magazine featuring Jane Russell and the Headline was bold and underlined,:

The Slip of a Lip Can Sink a Ship!"

11 posted on 05/07/2006 12:39:16 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

On 9/11, Air Force One flew over a Freeper's house landing at a military base and this was posted here when all the media was saying he was at an "undisclosed location." Seeing that we didn't know who the emeny was or how they going to hit us that day, it was posted soon afterward.


12 posted on 05/07/2006 12:45:10 PM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: Brian Mosely

I never knew that.


13 posted on 05/07/2006 1:53:45 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert
It was nuts that day...couldn't keep track of all the rumors then the guy posts exactly where Bush had landed. I remember thinking, "does this fellow realize what he just did?"
14 posted on 05/07/2006 2:17:26 PM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Where is it now? I remember seeing it here before, but not where... it's no longer in this reply window.

It's in red right under the "Word Wrap: On" button and right above the box that quotes the message you're replying to on the reply screen.

15 posted on 05/07/2006 2:19:10 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: mwyounce

Huh! Strange... I didn't see it there when I looked, but it is there now. I think someone is trying to make me crazy.


16 posted on 05/07/2006 2:21:48 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Remember the old saying... you are not paranoid if they're really out to get you. :-)

A-ha!! If you type the message and hit the preview button, rather than the post button, the saying is NOT THERE!


17 posted on 05/07/2006 2:29:46 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: John Robinson

OK - Sometimes the "Loose Lips Sink Ships" warning is there, and sometimes it's not, and we get the "Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts." Instead...

I can't figure out the pattern... help us!!!!!! :~D


18 posted on 05/07/2006 2:30:26 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: mwyounce
A-ha!! If you type the message and hit the preview button, rather than the post button, the saying is NOT THERE!

Okay, now it's doing the EXACT OPPOSITE!

19 posted on 05/07/2006 2:31:45 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: HairOfTheDog; mwyounce

It's best that it isn't consistent, because then it catches your eye, and is a more effective reminder. ;~ )


20 posted on 05/07/2006 2:38:05 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Brian Mosely

I guess in the confusion of all that was happening, he never thought about what he was doing.
What a terrible day.


21 posted on 05/07/2006 2:46:22 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Some here at FR know things not privy to most so it's a great reminder to us all to keep our mouths shut. ;o)
22 posted on 05/07/2006 2:54:32 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Yes. It's not just the WOT; BUT ever since the CBS lie was broken here at FR, add to it the NCPAC (Steffen) issue; it's an advisement to keep one's personal information; information one would not wish used against them PUBLICALLY, off the boards. There've been a number of liberal "sting" ops here in FR; liberals posting as FReepers in order to get information about a person, or persons.


23 posted on 05/07/2006 5:08:42 PM PDT by Alia
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To: Young Werther

Great! Thanks.


24 posted on 05/07/2006 11:12:36 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (No one cares if the muzzies are free. It really is about their oil.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

I suppose it is a reminder to use words wisely. But it is more of a punishment because it blasts those words in front of one's eyes, regardless of whether it's needed. It goes on the assumption that, posters are always wrong. And to me it is annoying, so I keep clicking on, "Preview" until it goes away, then I post a response...


25 posted on 05/08/2006 8:31:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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