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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Aug '15 19:03
    The Things We Don't Talk About:

    1. Where it still sometimes hurts...

    2.
  2. Rohan
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Things We Don't Talk About:

    1. Where it still sometimes hurts...

    2.[/b]
    2. Wittgenstein:

    "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
  3. Standard memberSeitse
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    30 Aug '15 20:09
    2. How inane, pointless, masturbatory, and incomprehensible some
    repetitive threads are, perfectly suitable for a cranial cavity stuffed
    with Play-Doh™ instead of gray matter.

    Case in point, this pathetic self-fagging Thread 165329.
  4. Standard memberRed Night
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    30 Aug '15 20:16
    Originally posted by Seitse
    2. How inane, pointless, masturbatory, and incomprehensible some
    repetitive threads are, perfectly suitable for a cranial cavity stuffed
    with Play-Doh™ instead of gray matter.

    Case in point, this pathetic self-fagging Thread 165329.
    well said, Seitse.

    I do not want to blame the low-level of intellect on this site with the mindless threads though.

    It feels like a chicken and egg thing to me.
  5. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Aug '15 20:18
    Originally posted by Red Night
    well said, Seitse.

    I do not want to blame the low-level of intellect on this site with the mindless threads though.

    It feels like a chicken and egg thing to me.
    If Seitse is the bad egg, does that make you the chicken?
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  7. SubscriberFMF
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    When the story of the capture of an 'Enigma machine' from a German U-boat [an absolutely key moment in WW2] was made by American filmmakers, they had to pretend it was Americans who captured it and not the British [i.e. what actually happened] because American audiences would not like to think that it wasn't Americans who captured it and this would have affected how much money the American filmmakers would've made.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Aug '15 05:26
    4. Gossip we may have heard about other people.

    5. Our personal wealth or poverty in public venues.

    6.
  9. Standard memberSeitse
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    Originally posted by Red Night
    well said, Seitse.

    I do not want to blame the low-level of intellect on this site with the mindless threads though.

    It feels like a chicken and egg thing to me.
    Sure, they are different things. I agree.
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    If Seitse is the bad egg, does that make you the chicken?
    I am not bad and I am not an egg.

    Prefer to be the ripe-but-not-yet-rotten avocado.
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    31 Aug '15 07:09
    Originally posted by FMF
    When the story of the capture of an 'Enigma machine' from a German U-boat [an absolutely key moment in WW2] was made by American filmmakers, they had to pretend it was Americans who captured it and not the British [i.e. what actually happened] because American audiences would not like to think that it wasn't Americans who captured it and this would have affected how much money the American filmmakers would've made.
    Aaannnnndd... another piece of the puzzle falls into place.

    And no, not the puzzle you *think* I'm referring to.
  12. SubscriberFMF
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    31 Aug '15 07:111 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Aaannnnndd... another piece of the puzzle falls into place.

    And no, not the puzzle you *think* I'm referring to.
    Another one is the convicted pedophile and rapist who was depicted in Black Hawk Down but whose name was changed ~ thus turning him into someone else ~ although it was a film which purported to portray real people in historical events.

    edit: presumably the filmmakers were worried about money ~ i.e. funding or profits ~ and this trumped the need for truth and accuracy.
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    7. Or the baggage in the closet.

    8.
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    8. When the people steering drones get it wrong and wipe out a wedding party in Waziristan.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    When the story of the capture of an 'Enigma machine' from a German U-boat [an absolutely key moment in WW2] was made by American filmmakers, they had to pretend it was Americans who captured it and not the British [i.e. what actually happened] because American audiences would not like to think that it wasn't Americans who captured it and this would have affected how much money the American filmmakers would've made.
    "On 25 July 1939, in Warsaw, the Poles initiated French and British military intelligence representatives into their Enigma-decryption techniques and equipment, including Zygalski sheets and the cryptologic bomb, and promised each delegation a Polish-reconstructed Enigma. The demonstration represented a vital basis for the later British continuation and effort.[3] During the war, British cryptologists decrypted a vast number of messages enciphered on Enigma. The intelligence gleaned from this source, codenamed "Ultra" by the British, was a substantial aid to the Allied war effort.[4]"

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