Codetalking in the South Pacific?

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at
Wed Nov 13 12:46:57 PST 2002

Oh yeah, another thing I wanted to ask about, before I forget.

It's somewhat well-known that throughout the South pacific, there are "radio 
stations" that do nothing but broadcast the real-time reading of number 
sequences, but no one seems to know just why. And these number sequences do 
not seem to be recordings...every station has a different voice, and the 
number sequences never repeat. So it would seem that they are being read in 
real time by natives employed at various islands.

Anyone know what the heck those things are? There's actually a 3-CD 
collection available of the number broadcasts.

>From: "Major Variola (ret)" <mv at>
>To: "cypherpunks at" <cypherpunks at>
>Subject: Codetalking, private business, harassment, EEOC, freedom of   
>Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 16:01:25 -0800
>[Summary: Navajo is banned by employer because employees are being rude
>in that language.
>So the EEOC objects.  Ironies: Navajo, codetalkers, feds.  EEOC
>harassing employer who is trying to prevent harassment (in Navajo) of
>English group enters Navajo language fray
>From the National Desk
>Published 11/12/2002 5:59 PM
>View printer-friendly version
>PHOENIX, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The legal dispute over an Arizona restaurant's
>rule banning employees from
>speaking Navajo on the job drew the participation Tuesday of a national
>organization that advocates English
>as the official language of the United States. The suit was the first
>filed by the EEOC to involve a Native
>American language.
>[Libscoop: since neither employers nor employees should be coerced, the
>employers can morally
>require what they want, and the employees can shop for employment
>uncoerced too.  Meddling
>DC-bureaucrats should be tomahawked at the door; after being told to
>leave in Esperanto.]

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