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Comment: Re:The man in the high castle (Score 1) 175

...During the war the U.S. Bullion Depository continued to operate at Fort Knox, receiving more and more shipments of the country's gold reserves. The Gold Vault was also used to store and to safeguard the English crown jewels and the Magna Carta, along with the gold reserves of several of the countries of occupied Europe. ...

Comment: Replica? (Score 1) 175

...Secret Service wants to spend $8 million to build a detailed replica of the White House in Beltsville, Maryland to aid in training officers and agents to protect the real thing....

Which of the recent Secret Service failings to protect the White House were caused by a lack of a replica to train on? Would the agents have missed the concrete barrier on the way back from a party if they had trained on a replica of the White House? Would the White House usher have turned off the alert box if there were a replica of the White House to train on? etc., etc.

It is looking as if the Secret Service is piling on requests in this time of scrutiny.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun