IJMC Speedtrap o'Doom!

			IJMC - Speedtrap o'Doom!

Whoowey. I had something to say about this one but since I couldn't 
figure out how to phrase it without giving away the story, I'm not going 
to. I'm sure you all care...(I'm also beginning to wonder if anyone reads 
my little diatribes, or if everyone skips to the punchline? Oh well, I 
can always write to myself.)                                        -dave

For everyone who's hated that one speed trap, here's a little poetic justice:

Two members of the Lothian and Borders traffic police were out on the 
Berweckshire moors with a radar gun recently, happily engaged in 
apprehending speeding motorists, when their equipment suddenly locked-up 
completely with an unexpected reading of well over 300 mph.

The mystery was explained seconds later as a low flying Harrier hurtled over
their heads. The boys in blue, upset at the damage to their radar gun, put
in a complaint to the RAF, but were somewhat chastened when the RAF pointed
out that the damage might well have been more severe.  The Harrier's 
target-seeker had locked on to the 'enemy' radar and triggered an automatic
retaliatory air-to-surface missile attack.

Luckily the Harrier was operating unarmed.

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