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    Re: USNA Sight Reduction?
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Oct 20, 17:32 +0000
    Or deuses ex machina (deus ex machinas?).   

    For those unfamiliar with the term "deus ex machina" it literally means "god out of a machine," a way in ancient Greek and Roman plays for a god to suddenly appear.   Today, its usual use is for something or somebody who suddenly appears without any connection to the plot.

    In the case of celestial at the USNA, is there a good reason or is it simply a deus ex machina, ie, appearing for no apparent reason?....

    From: Alan S <NoReply_AlanS@fer3.com>
    To: luabel@ymail.com
    Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 5:42 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: USNA Sight Reduction?

    Re USNA Sight Reduction, and comment from Lu Abel:
    Who knows what evil lurks inm the hearts of men?

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