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RE: Holy Cow - 10/5/2009 9:30:15 PM   
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I used to watch History a lot, but I watch it so little now I wouldn't even know if they actually showed something worth watching.

I spend most of my viewing time on the Military Channel or NFL Network. Although, hopefully, in the next few weeks I'll be watching the Dodgers work their way to the World Series!

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/5/2009 10:13:37 PM   
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They have one thing going for them

Lock and Load with R. Lee Ermey

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/5/2009 10:25:59 PM   
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Lol Dodgers in the world series? Watch Colorado pull a rabbit out of their hats like they did a couple of years ago.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/6/2009 12:19:49 AM   
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I assume that's a clever play on "Kilroy was here," but if so, there's one "l" too many.

Or is YOUR name actually Killroy?

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/6/2009 12:29:33 AM   
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No, I think the phrase is "Killroy is here", not "Killroy's here"

Back on topic.

I indeed watch the history channel sometimes, but I mostly watch military history channel.MHC has no commercials.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/6/2009 7:08:45 PM   
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I'm suprised everyone here does not know who is really the owner of all cable TV. You think that its a human being? The owner has a humans body that has been taken over by an alien.
Aliens are here already. They want to make are minds mush. So they have taken over cable TV

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/7/2009 4:12:58 PM   
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Sadly the History Channel is now all about Ice Road Trucker (which thet seem to run over and over again) and axe men, not about history. Too bad.

Those truckers who bring supplies to Alaska's oil rigs? Now I know where the German channel RTL got this sore series, lol.

I've been to the US several times, I also lived there for a few months, and at the time most - if not all - military history WWI and WWII-shows on the History channel were packed with factual errors, when it came to describe the German side. I guess there were similar errors for the Allied side, but my focus was on "zeh" Germans.

Maybe it's just me, but when I got to watch the History channel in 1998, the content seemed to be somewhat better.

Some of the BBC shows feature some better research, but even they throw in some "fast food"-approaches at times, featuring lurid presentation and sloppy research.

Btw, I thought the Military History Channel and the History Channel were part of the same network, hm? Can't imagine that the MHC's quality will be higher.... they probably just ripped out all the military content off the history channel, to make room for hmm... less martial content .

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/7/2009 5:11:53 PM   
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Although yes Ice Road Truckers has nothing to do with history, I love that show.It's actually really good.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/7/2009 8:51:25 PM   
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Sadly the History Channel is now all about Ice Road Trucker (which thet seem to run over and over again) and axe men, not about history. Too bad.

Those truckers who bring supplies to Alaska's oil rigs? Now I know where the German channel RTL got this sore series, lol.




Not quite...when the water freezes up in the Northwest Territories, roads are made on the ice (including sea ice) and long haul truckers haul loads on those. It's pretty wild stuff. I actually worked up there on winter for Nuna (the company who is basically in charge of the whole 'road' network, and it can get pretty hairy at time.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/7/2009 10:22:09 PM   
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Not quite...when the water freezes up in the Northwest Territories, roads are made on the ice (including sea ice) and long haul truckers haul loads on those.


Well, "NW territories" refers to what part? What are the target locations? The few shows I saw mostly featured trips to a test drilling site, given - often using that iced up river.
In fact, I highly respect people doing that job, it can be quite risky. It was just the lurid presentation that put me over the edge:
The same 3D-animations were interspersed repeatedly to support their take that the ice could break every second .... during the month where the ice's thickness reaches its peak . I tend to believe that it's relatively safe if you keep a good balance between speed and pressure/weight applied per let's say meter, no?

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/8/2009 5:24:04 AM   
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I'm suprised everyone here does not know who is really the owner of all cable TV. You think that its a human being? The owner has a humans body that has been taken over by an alien.
Aliens are here already. They want to make are minds mush. So they have taken over cable TV



I believe you Zap, I read "The White Mountains"...

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/8/2009 6:59:13 PM   
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Not quite...when the water freezes up in the Northwest Territories, roads are made on the ice (including sea ice) and long haul truckers haul loads on those.


Well, "NW territories" refers to what part? What are the target locations? The few shows I saw mostly featured trips to a test drilling site, given - often using that iced up river.
In fact, I highly respect people doing that job, it can be quite risky. It was just the lurid presentation that put me over the edge:
The same 3D-animations were interspersed repeatedly to support their take that the ice could break every second .... during the month where the ice's thickness reaches its peak . I tend to believe that it's relatively safe if you keep a good balance between speed and pressure/weight applied per let's say meter, no?


Yeah, they definitely do get a bit melodramatic with things. The biggest issue up there is actually the storms...they're absolutely vicious and they can blow in FAST.

There are ice roads in Alaska (the Dalton Highway and Prudhoe Bay), but the biggest networks are in NWT. Most of them drive to and from the diamond mines, ice-locked research barges and natural gas fields. Yellowknife is sort of the 'central hub' of the whole network, and Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk further on.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/11/2009 9:10:43 PM   
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They have one thing going for them

Lock and Load with R. Lee Ermey

Sadly, that really is about the only show still worth watching on that channel anymore. I used to be a History Channel fanatic, but I haven't really watched it now (save for Lock & Load) in at least 2 years.


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RE: Holy Cow - 10/11/2009 10:41:42 PM   
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There is a famous equation that gives the estimated possibility of life on other planets based upon star type, planets expected, and other variables. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on Big Bang Theory went through the equation quickly in one episode.

That's all fine and good, but as far as aliens go, one has to ask, "Why?" Even if some alien species was far advanced of humans, and they could somehow manipulate space/time to travel faster than light or close to it, why would they come here?

There are billions of stars like ours in our galaxy. There is nothing peculiar about the Solar system that a space faring race would see from a distance to make them want to explore here.

True, if they could intercept our radio waves, which travel almost as fast as light, they would see a bug fat mess here on Earth, and maybe they would come, but we have only been sending out radio waves for a little less than one hundred years. That means the aliens would have to be within one hundred light years to know we are not just a rock around an average star.

We know that there are no similar radio wave coming from anything that close to us, so the galaxy is basically blind to our civilization. If that is so, why would any alien race farther away have bothered to come here? Note that the radius would only have been about fifty light years back in the 1950's and the Area 51 tale.

While it is likely there is life out there, there is little reason to believe that any of it is any more advanced than us, and that any of it would even bother to check out our star system for intelligent life.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/11/2009 11:54:45 PM   
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I love Lock n Load with R Lee Ermey.I like it 100 times better than Weaponology, and of course it's very nice have R lee Ermey and his watermelons back.

My heart was crushed when Mail Call went off the air.I'm going to buy all the seasons on DVD.That show was badass.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/12/2009 2:31:10 AM   
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There is a famous equation that gives the estimated possibility of life on other planets based upon star type, planets expected, and other variables. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on Big Bang Theory went through the equation quickly in one episode.

That's all fine and good, but as far as aliens go, one has to ask, "Why?" Even if some alien species was far advanced of humans, and they could somehow manipulate space/time to travel faster than light or close to it, why would they come here?

There are billions of stars like ours in our galaxy. There is nothing peculiar about the Solar system that a space faring race would see from a distance to make them want to explore here.

True, if they could intercept our radio waves, which travel almost as fast as light, they would see a bug fat mess here on Earth, and maybe they would come, but we have only been sending out radio waves for a little less than one hundred years. That means the aliens would have to be within one hundred light years to know we are not just a rock around an average star.

We know that there are no similar radio wave coming from anything that close to us, so the galaxy is basically blind to our civilization. If that is so, why would any alien race farther away have bothered to come here? Note that the radius would only have been about fifty light years back in the 1950's and the Area 51 tale.

While it is likely there is life out there, there is little reason to believe that any of it is any more advanced than us, and that any of it would even bother to check out our star system for intelligent life.


You only have to ask yourself why would we want to go somewhere else and there's your answer. Exploitation expansion of the race into habitable realms beyond our current boundaries. Just to name a few.




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RE: Holy Cow - 10/13/2009 9:27:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Zap

I'm suprised everyone here does not know who is really the owner of all cable TV. You think that its a human being? The owner has a humans body that has been taken over by an alien.
Aliens are here already. They want to make are minds mush. So they have taken over cable TV



I believe you Zap, I read "The White Mountains"...




I did not read that. I heard it on Art Bells radio program. He always has credible guests

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/13/2009 10:26:49 AM   
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So, something happened and was discovered in Area 51 and Roswell imho. Technology really started booming around that time and has increased at the "speed of light" so to speak ever since. I mean I really need someone to explain to me how the human mind can create something that can calculate billions of processes in a microsecond and put in on a tiny dot to put it in a machine? Splitting of an atom?


Splitting of the Atom - 1932
Roswell Conspiracy Theory - 1947
Killroyishere's Updated Conspiracy Theory - 2009


In Rough Context...

Invention of Wheel (IOW) - 3500 BC
Invention of Pornography (IOP) - 1500
Invention of Cotton Gin (IOCoG) - 1793
Industrial Revolution (Effects) (IRE) - 1830
Splitting of the Atom (SOTA) - 1932
Roswell Conspiracy Theory (RCT) - 1947
Moore's Law (Semiconductor Advances) (ML) - 1965
Killroyishere's Updated Conspiracy Theory (KUCT) - 2009

As any conspiracy theorist can see, true advances did not begin to speed up until the advent of pornography. Any references to alien technology and/or Roswell, is a ruse of misdirection by the MIB's. (BTW, anyone want to by some nude pics of some greys?)

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/13/2009 1:21:45 PM   
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Even if some alien species was far advanced of humans, and they could somehow manipulate space/time to travel faster than light or close to it, why would they come here?


That's easy because there is a first experience for everything. So, we could easily be some aliens first experience with another life form. Just like for us if/when/ever we get into the stars an ecounter our first species less advanced than us. In essense because we are here and they are there. I just do not nor will ever believe that our planet and its inhabitants are the only lifeform in the entire universe. Nor do I believe we are the most advanced all you have to do is look at our history for basically 9800 years of supposedly the human race. How'd we get so smart in such a short time of the socalled universal time frame without some assistance? Mathematically I'd say we're all still just larvae in the realm of universal life and time.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/13/2009 8:40:03 PM   
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ORIGINAL: killroyishere

The reason I believe in Aliens is because of this computer technology world we are living in now. Compared to the centuries just to discover light and engine propulsion and even indoor toilets I just cannot believe that humankind is so intelligent and advanced in just the last 60 years. So, something happened and was discovered in Area 51 and Roswell imho. Technology really started booming around that time and has increased at the "speed of light" so to speak ever since. I mean I really need someone to explain to me how the human mind can create something that can calculate billions of processes in a microsecond and put in on a tiny dot to put it in a machine? Splitting of an atom? I even hear now there's some machine down in the ground (a collider I think it's called) capable of blowing the world apart if it messes up when they turn it on. I just don't think this is man made from mans mind technology or discoveries. I think somewhere in there has been some foreign help and I don't mean Russia or Japan.


It was Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, working in cahoots with the Illuminati and Colonel Sanders.


...and Darth Cheney !


And your little dog Toto too!
Ehehehehehehee

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/13/2009 8:50:39 PM   
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So, something happened and was discovered in Area 51 and Roswell imho. Technology really started booming around that time and has increased at the "speed of light" so to speak ever since. I mean I really need someone to explain to me how the human mind can create something that can calculate billions of processes in a microsecond and put in on a tiny dot to put it in a machine? Splitting of an atom?


Splitting of the Atom - 1932
Roswell Conspiracy Theory - 1947
Killroyishere's Updated Conspiracy Theory - 2009


In Rough Context...

Invention of Wheel (IOW) - 3500 BC
Invention of Pornography (IOP) - 1500
Invention of Cotton Gin (IOCoG) - 1793
Industrial Revolution (Effects) (IRE) - 1830
Splitting of the Atom (SOTA) - 1932
Roswell Conspiracy Theory (RCT) - 1947
Moore's Law (Semiconductor Advances) (ML) - 1965
Killroyishere's Updated Conspiracy Theory (KUCT) - 2009

As any conspiracy theorist can see, true advances did not begin to speed up until the advent of pornography. Any references to alien technology and/or Roswell, is a ruse of misdirection by the MIB's. (BTW, anyone want to by some nude pics of some greys?)

I thought pornography (prostitution) was the oldest profession.
hmmm...

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/13/2009 8:53:04 PM   
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As for the History Chanel, I really enjoyed watching the history of the peanut.
In fact I enjoyed it so much, it cured me of ever wanting to watch much of anything on TV.


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RE: Holy Cow - 10/14/2009 12:36:46 AM   
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I thought pornography (prostitution) was the oldest profession.
hmmm...


Pornography is not the oldest profession... Prostitution is the oldest profession.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/23/2009 11:51:27 PM   
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No need to fear, our friends at Popular Mechanics have come up with detailed instructions in case of alien invasion/abduction.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/1283081.html

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/worst_case_scenarios/1289306.html

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/24/2009 12:31:09 AM   
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No need to fear, our friends at Popular Mechanics have come up with detailed instructions in case of alien invasion/abduction.


I plan on using the same method as Gene Barry.

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RE: Holy Cow - 10/24/2009 3:12:50 PM   
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Axe men …………………….seriously wtf ?

Tune in as the Hillbilly Channel presents another episode of the functionally Illiterate clear cutting yet another original growth forest .

Fun for the whole family ................

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