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Rand Paul's Hawaiian Good-Luck Sign

..Otherwise to be known as:
" The Seizing of the Pueblo": A Historical analogous revisitation.
TODAY:
We are all scratching our heads..WTF? But history may hold the clue to the real story playing out here.
To understand what is the "Hawwaiian Good-Luck Sign" one must venture into our past...the VietNam War...and an incident that may be relevant here today:

"The Seizing of the Pueblo, by Art Bellows":
http://www.damninteresting.com/the-seizing-of-the-pueblo/

"In January 1968, the US Navy electronic surveillance ship USS Pueblo was quietly lurking off the east coast of North Korea,.."

"But on 22 January, something out of the ordinary happened.."
"The Pueblo vainly attempted to outrun the smaller, faster warships, but the DPRK ships gave chase, and shortly opened fire..."

"Over the following weeks the military stalemate was punctuated by a series of photos, films, and letters depicting the crew of the Pueblo enjoying their comfortable stay in North Korea. On the surface, these communications seemed to indicate that the crew had willingly defected to the DPRK, but they contained numerous oddities. In letters home the crew members spoke of events which had never occurred, they used archaic words in their press conferences, and they appeared in a curiously large number of the photographs with their middle fingers extended to the cameraman...."

MIDDLE FINGER YOU SAY? What the????

Sound familiar? A defection?Analysis?..see this:
http://www.dailypaul.com/239169/linguistic-analysis-of-rand-...

Contradictions?:

"Unaware of these secret signals, the North Korean captors continued to threaten, torture, and coerce the crew members to prompt them to cooperate. They rehearsed staged press conferences and posed for photographs. In order to spare his youngest crew member from execution, Commander Bucher also agreed to sign a confession ....While in captivity the prisoners were regularly beaten, with little hope of rescue..."

But that wasn't all:

"All the while the men continued to subtly use “the finger” to signal to the US that the photos were staged propaganda"

"The North Koreans were unfamiliar with the western gesture, though after it appeared in many photos they asked the Americans about it. The Pueblo’s crew had agreed in advance to describe it as the “Hawaiian good luck sign,” and their captors seemed to accept that explanation."

Now we come to the "clincher":

"In October 1968, Time magazine published a photo of the prisoners displaying their Hawaiian good luck sign, and from the photo’s caption the DPRK military learned that the gesture was one of “obscene derisiveness and contempt.”

The Hawaiian Good-Luck Sign...a gesture of contempt.
Rand Paul's "Hawwaiian Good-Luck Sign"
...addressed to:
ROMNEY...Hanity...FoxNews...MSM...GOP...many others.
Think about it.......
WE know about it...Do ya think that "THEY" realize this?
TAMPA HERE WE COME!
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Diax's Rake

"Never believe a thing simply because you want it to be true."

Ah , Yes, that is so true.

..and I do apreciate the critical thinking regarding such.
I also have noted that you are not one given to idealogical rants and hysterics.
But there's more to it than the wishful thinking label.
Call it a "gut instinct"..that feeling that provides an initial reaction..and you try and try to analyze your reaction/response/belief that seems very apparent?
All the analyses put forth before I posted this were emotionally driven responses, hate, distrust, a veritable gauntlet to be run.
Then I listened to Ginger's interview and something just clicked.
There was no rage. It resonated with me and bolstered my "theory".
I could be wrong, time will tell.
All else seems "out-of-whack",the demeanor ,words, attempt to identify with Romney's "family" was "plastic" inauthentic.
Your "Rake" is good advice, taken by one, myself who believes that:
"Be careful what you pray for...you just might get it".
Thanks for your view on this...refreshing in light of recent hysterics posted across this website.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Nice post Danton

All that matters is what Ron would have us do... support Rand Paul!

Screw Mitt Romney and campaign against his election.

.

Time Will Tell..

..but somebody had to jump on the grenade.
Ron couldn't, wouldn't ,SHOULDN'T.
Rand did it to pave our way into Tampa's RNC to accomplish
"our mission"...just my take on it after reflection and reading.
Thanks!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Is this it?

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Ron Paul is 'PONO'

The R3volution is PONO

If you don't know what PONO is, look it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pono

I still think one of the campaigns biggest mistakes was for Dr Paul to not go to Hawaii himself and meet with Hawaiian Elders and show respect, share his message and ask for their support.

I strongly feel if he had done that, he would have won Hawaii in a landslide and the whole campaign would have been revived at that moment.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

I agree!!

Hawaii is so smitten with Obama, it would have been wonderful if Ron could have gone there and done just what you said! Hawaii would have been so excited to have a presidential candidate come all the way out to the islands for their first republican primary, he would have dominated the nomination in Obama's home state and it would have gotten the rest of the country thinking about who would actually beat Obama!

Read the Post Again

..You're not focusing on the "topic" being submitted here.
Please read the entire post, with all the links.
This is NOT about Hawaii....something much deeper.
Comprende Amigo?

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

I know what it means now

I also would surmise that you've NOT read the entire post here.
..It's NOT about Hawaiia
Please go back and read the entire story, and click on the links.
Yes Ron Paul is "PONO"...but do "YOU KNOW:?

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Danton, sorry I went off topic on your post

but the whole Hawaii thing has been irking me for a while.

Actually I loved your post. The whole story about Hawaiian Good Luck symbol was brilliant.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

No apology needed

No offense taken. I'll admit that one must read "the whole story" to "get" what I'm driving at...That's why I'm trying to clarify things here with everyone...and I apreciate the responses..hope they will grow. Thank You for your consideration.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Is that the same thing that Greg & Marsha ...

found in the cave during their vacation?

The Brady Bunch?

....and I thought they were an anti-gun lobby! LOL!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Google Jeremiah Denton.

Prisoner of North Vietnam, 1966 press conference.

Anyone decode yet? Watch again.

Free includes debt-free!

T-O-R-T-U-R-E

Yeah! I remember him on the TV Thanks!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

That is what Denton coded.

What did Rand code?

Anyone?

Free includes debt-free!

I started with this link

http://www.dailypaul.com/239169/linguistic-analysis-of-rand-...

And it seemed that I also noticed the same things...Rand's appearance was sheepish..he was obviously "eatin' crow" on Hannity's (of all people's) show.
Hannity making the "digs" about Dr Ron:"I don't know why he doesn't want to come on my show"....Anybody would be b*tchslapping hannity for saying that re: their Dad...I know I would be.

But some ideas that Ginger touched upon got me really looking from a different slant.
Rand was the only one who could effectively sidetrack the GOP into a false sense of security regarding Tampa.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Great! Will Do it!

Thanks so much for another bit of research.
Do you think Doug Wead came up with this?

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

I was 12 at the time, Rand was three.

I remembered it when I watched Rand's infamous announcement.

It took me a while to access long term memory.

But it is also likely that Rand has his own connections with Denton, through his early efforts in the Republican Party from 1974 forward.

Free includes debt-free!

The Word : "PUEBLO"

It just popped up...I was a teenager fast approaching the draft.
Years later Hal Holbrook starred in a made-for-TV special, not a movie, nor documentary, but a play.
Holbrook portrayed Bucher, it was one of his better endeavors.
And back to Rand, Denton...Reagan invited Benton, then a Senator to visit him anytime he deemed necessary, Benton made great use of that.
That resulted ,by Benton's urging, a "visit" to Nicaraugua to impress upon them the Diff betw LBJ & Reagan.
Remember: Dr Paul was "in the loop" when this happened...might be why he decided to withdraw from those acquaintences/alliances.

There is much history that needs to be related to the many troops here @ DP...many here are younger than I..probably more educated, but needing some oldtimers to relate what happened real-time, not what some book "tells" them.
Just trying to effect some of that.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Another great analysyis:

Ginger Taylor gave me a whole new perspective on this.
Thanks Ginger!
http://www.dailypaul.com/239463/ginger-taylor-hero-from-the-...

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!