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txradioguy
12-24-2011, 07:23 AM
According the the USAF NORADsanta.org website Santa has left the North Pole on his yearly journey to deliver presents to good girls and boys around the world.

You can track him here:

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/

There are Andriod and iPhone apps to follow his journey as well as a plug-in for Google maps.


I BELIEVE!!!!!

SarasotaRepub
12-24-2011, 09:15 AM
:thumbsup:

Odysseus
12-24-2011, 01:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzTFDbnsQmA

JB
12-24-2011, 04:14 PM
NORAD Santa. Such a great story regarding its origins. That Colonel could have just hung up, bitched and moaned about the calls, etc.. Instead he took it and ran with it and it is what it is today.
“I have the greatest admiration for Col. Shoup and found delight in his remarkable humor with taking the first-ever call regarding Santa’s whereabouts back in 1955. His kind and thoughtful gesture will forever be a legacy at NORAD, and with the millions of people around the world who follow the NORAD Tracks Santa program each year. Truly, forever in the minds of millions he will be fondly remembered as the "Santa Colonel" and his legend will live on forever.”

Retired General Victor Renaurt, Jr.
Former Commander, NORAD
Former Commander, USNORTHCOMAnd Claus never forgets this stop:

http://cdn.nexternal.com/scc/images/janlynn_kneeling_santa_015-0242.jpg

Apache
12-24-2011, 04:17 PM
NORAD Santa. Such a great story regarding its origins. That Colonel could have just hung up, bitched and moaned about the calls, etc.. Instead he took it and ran with it and it is what it is today.And Claus never forgets this stop:

http://cdn.nexternal.com/scc/images/janlynn_kneeling_santa_015-0242.jpg

Never knew that...

Thanks JB.

JB
12-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Never knew that...

Thanks JB.Well then, here's more of the story:
The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.Like I said, Col. Shoup could have just hung up, said wrong number, got pissed about it, etc.

Instead he took it and turned it into what it is today. Well done.

Retread
12-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Can't get the image in here for some reason but.....

Merry Christmas anyw


http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=283754ay......

SaintLouieWoman
12-24-2011, 11:15 PM
Thanks for posting the link. My niece's little girl enjoyed it, as I forwarded it to her mom. She's been tracking Santa all day on her computer, last year's Christmas gift. She's 10, but still believes. :)

NJCardFan
12-25-2011, 09:06 AM
My dad was a cop and when I was very little, he used to say that Santa wasn't coming because he locked him up.

AmPat
12-25-2011, 11:17 AM
My dad was a cop and when I was very little, he used to say that Santa wasn't coming because he locked him up.
You poor scarred man. Are you still medicating?:D