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Basically he looked scared shyteless compared to other POW's and he broke easily under interrogation, providing the North Vietnamese with recorded footage of him saying how nice they really are.
I love it when COD heroes, who've never worn a uniform, tell folk what does and doesn't make a hero.

You carry on now NBFtw... I'll just be here pointing and laughing.
 
I love it when COD heroes, who've never worn a uniform, tell folk what does and doesn't make a hero.

You carry on now NBFtw... I'll just be here pointing and laughing.
erm, did I make ANY claim of being a hero myself or being an expert on the topic? I objectively compare him to every other pow in the same documentary in the same war. Objectively speaking he comes across as the least heroic, certainly the least brave, BY FAR, unless your definition of a hero includes sissy girls who cry on camera and cave to their captors in 2 minutes flat ...

Also, I don't actually play any fps games ;)
 
erm, did I make ANY claim of being a hero myself or being an expert on the topic? I objectively compare him to every other pow in the same documentary in the same war. Objectively speaking he comes across as the least heroic, certainly the least brave, BY FAR, unless your definition of a hero includes sissy girls who cry on camera and cave to their captors in 2 minutes flat ...

Also, I don't actually play any fps games ;)
By "sissy girls" you mean folk who requested a combat assignment flying Skyhawks off carriers in Vietnam. Folk who broke both arms and a leg ejecting, after being hit by a missile. Folk who were bayonetted and had their shoulder crushed by the North Vietnamese, injuries they carry to this day... Sure, yeah, whatever.

Still pointing and laughing.
 
erm, did I make ANY claim of being a hero myself or being an expert on the topic? I objectively compare him to every other pow in the same documentary in the same war. Objectively speaking he comes across as the least heroic, certainly the least brave, BY FAR, unless your definition of a hero includes sissy girls who cry on camera and cave to their captors in 2 minutes flat ...

Also, I don't actually play any fps games ;)
What about sissies who get their daddies to forge medical certificates for them to preclude them from having to do their mandatory military service? Like your idol Trump?

Enlisting to fight even when you're afraid of the consequences is a damn brave thing to do. Dodging the draft with money is, in contrast, the worst kind of lily-livered cowardice. McCain had the wealth and the connections to avoid serving, but he didn't take the easy way out, and that says more about his moral fibre than any documentary can.
 

cerebus

Honorary Master
What about sissies who get their daddies to forge medical certificates for them to preclude them from having to do their mandatory military service? Like your idol Trump?

Enlisting to fight even when you're afraid of the consequences is a damn brave thing to do. Dodging the draft with money is, in contrast, the worst kind of lily-livered cowardice. McCain had the wealth and the connections to avoid serving, but he didn't take the easy way out, and that says more about his moral fibre than any documentary can.
 
At least the judicial system in the USA still has moral fibre... for now. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/09/politics/judge-halts-deportations-sessions/index.html

A federal judge on Thursday erupted at the Trump administration when he learned that two asylum seekers fighting deportation were at that moment being deported and on a plane to El Salvador.

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Lead ACLU attorney Jennifer Chang Newell told CNN after the hearing the administration had pledged Wednesday that no one in the case would be deported until at least midnight at the end of Thursday. But during a recess in the proceedings Thursday, she got an email from attorneys on the ground in Texas that her client, known by the pseudonym Carmen, and Carmen's daughter had been taken from their detention center that morning and deported. After investigating during recess, she informed government attorneys and Sullivan what had happened.

"Oh, I want those people brought back forthwith. ... I'm not asking, I'm ordering," Sullivan said upon learning what had happened, which Justice Department attorney Erez Reuveni confirmed, according to a transcript of the hearing.

Sullivan later added he was "directing the government to turn that plane around either now or when it lands, turn that plane around and bring those people back to the United States. It's outrageous."

Sullivan then threatened to hit Sessions with contempt, saying that if the immigrants weren't returned he was going to order officials to explain "why people should not be held in contempt of court, and I'm going to start with the attorney general."

The judge apparently grew visibly agitated, assuring Reuveni in court that it wasn't "personal."
"I know I'm raising my voice, but I'm extremely upset about this," the judge said. "This is not acceptable."

Sullivan continued with the hearing, which was near its end, but kept reflecting on how he was "really upset" and found it "pretty outrageous" that "somebody in the pursuit of justice ... is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her."
 

Techne

Executive Member
Bitcing and moaning commies, socialists, liberals and bleeding-heart-bleeding-brain types using lovely unbiased MSM articles is usually an indication that you are doing something right.

Now build the wall you loser president small fingers.
 
I think he is a crazy person, but censoring his views have only turned him into a Martyr. I don't think this entire thing is going to end well for people.
Can Noah Pozner's parents safely visit his grave yet? Can you confirm their seventh home move will be their last?

No.

Well then its already ended badly, just, you know, for folk who *aren't* Alex Jones, but rather the targets of his poison... Check the Alex Jones thread... All the folk saying he still has his first amendment rights are 100% correct. They're also 100% correct when they say that private companies are *not* a public square and they most certainly can choose who to allow on their platforms.

rietrot posted that Orwell quote a couple of pages back... can I take it from your post that you subscribe to the "some animals are more equal than others" theory, and have you put Jones in that category? If so, why? Why should Jones be entitled to protections he denied Noah's parents?
 

S7wede

Expert Member
Can Noah Pozner's parents safely visit his grave yet? Can you confirm their seventh home move will be their last?

No.

Well then its already ended badly, just, you know, for folk who *aren't* Alex Jones, but rather the targets of his poison... Check the Alex Jones thread... All the folk saying he still has his first amendment rights are 100% correct. They're also 100% correct when they say that private companies are *not* a public square and they most certainly can choose who to allow on their platforms.

rietrot posted that Orwell quote a couple of pages back... can I take it from your post that you subscribe to the "some animals are more equal than others" theory, and have you put Jones in that category? If so, why? Why should Jones be entitled to protections he denied Noah's parents?
I'm not defending him, but why are his crazy theories that have hurt a few people any worse than say the New York Times who for months claimed that their were WMD's in Iraq and subsequently justified the war in Iraq where hundreds and thousands of people were affected by an unjust war. Was this not also fake news? Does the fact that the NYT apologised mean they are redeemed and deserve to not be censored? How long before another major media house presents fake evidence of something that leads to a major incident?

Also by and by. Youtube is not a private company. Google is a publicly traded enterprise owned by the Alphabet company. Tax payer money was used to create google.
 
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I'm not defending him, but why are his crazy theories that have hurt a few people any worse than say the New York Times who for months claimed that their were WMD's in Iraq and subsequently justified the war in Iraq where hundreds and thousands of people were affected by an unjust war. Was this not also fake news? Does the fact that the NYT apologised mean they are redeemed and deserve to not be censored? How long before another major media house presents fake evidence of something that leads to a major incident?
Here's how people get duped by the fake news narrative.

The NYT reported on the W administration's assertions there were WMDs in Iraq. The Bush admin lied, not the NYT... See the difference?
 

S7wede

Expert Member
Here's how people get duped by the fake news narrative.

The NYT reported on the W administration's assertions there were WMDs in Iraq. The Bush admin lied, not the NYT... See the difference?
I don't really. The context of the lie doesn't change just because it's second hand information. What if something Infowars had reported on had happened to be true and the major news outlets had either failed to report it as true or conspired to cover up? I believe it's up to individual people to check their news sources and not Big Tech who clearly have a partisan bias. One just has to look at the incidents of right leaning twitter accounts being banned because they are parroting Sarah Jeong on twitter. Candice Owens, T.J Kirk etc. Even H3h3 productions received a copyright strike because they discussed Alex Jones on a pocast. It's amazing how the ban hammer seems to only fall in one direction.
 
I don't really. The context of the lie doesn't change just because it's second hand information. What if something Infowars had reported on had happened to be true and the major news outlets had either failed to report it as true or conspired to cover up? I believe it's up to individual people to check their news sources and not Big Tech who clearly have a partisan bias. One just has to look at the incidents of right leaning twitter accounts being banned because they are parroting Sarah Jeong on twitter. Candice Owens, T.J Kirk etc. Even H3h3 productions received a copyright strike because they discussed Alex Jones on a pocast. It's amazing how the ban hammer seems to only fall in one direction.
Context doesn't change? Like when Sean Spicer said the biggest crowd ever? If your source is the WH directly, of course context matters.

Also, big tech have a profit bias. That's it. Twitter haven't ditched Jones yet 'cos Jack makes money off him, and Jack makes a ton of money off 45 so he's safe as houses. Apple and Google have different business models and stand to lose more from the majority of humans who think Jones is pond scum voting with their wallets. This is not rocket science.

Finally, your right-leaning bannings are linked to terms of service... Ya breach 'em, ya gone. If folk can't keep their racist, violent, targeted BS powder dry on Twitter and YouTube they *should* be banned... But hey, that's just me.
 

S7wede

Expert Member
Context doesn't change? Like when Sean Spicer said the biggest crowd ever? If your source is the WH directly, of course context matters.

Also, big tech have a profit bias. That's it. Twitter haven't ditched Jones yet 'cos Jack makes money off him, and Jack makes a ton of money off 45 so he's safe as houses. Apple and Google have different business models and stand to lose more from the majority of humans who think Jones is pond scum voting with their wallets. This is not rocket science.

Finally, your right-leaning bannings are linked to terms of service... Ya breach 'em, ya gone. If folk can't keep their racist, violent, targeted BS powder dry on Twitter and YouTube they *should* be banned... But hey, that's just me.
Do you hear yourself? You aren't actually listening to any arguments. You are glossing over the fact that Twitter and the other tech companies don't care about racism, they care about politics.

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Basically he looked scared shyteless compared to other POW's and he broke easily under interrogation, providing the North Vietnamese with recorded footage of him saying how nice they really are.
Cool story.

Have you escaped an all out fire on the deck of your aircraft carrier, helped a fellow sailor escape and then have a bomb explode nearby filling your body with bomb fragments?

How well would you hold up after being bayoneted, being repeatedly tortured, beatings every 2 hours for weeks that were so sever you have lifelong disabilities and solitary confinement for 2 years out of an imprisonement for 6 years?

You do realise he was offered early release as a propaganda exercise and refused to go unless junior officers were released ahead of him?

But yeah I forgot your so Alpha, he was obviously so Beta, you would probably have single handily defeated North Vietnam over a weekend.
 
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