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  1. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    That's ok. If you are interested in learning more about the epicurean nuances of authentic Cantonese cuisine you might like to know that you can get prawn crackers and fortune cookies too.
  2. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    You surely appreciate that Chinese cuisine is slightly more involved that chicken fired rice and sweet and sour pork balls?
  3. I was just about to reply to that. I think he means Josh Low.
  4. FA Cup 2018

    Yet Joe Bennett didn't get a straight red for his tackle on Sane. It's the inconsistency that's infuriating. Pep's fortunate Cooky didn't drop him in the tunnel.
  5. Conspiracy Theory

    Sorry, I find it that interesting, I've read three books on it.
  6. So what does everybody actually look like?

    You last posted a bizarre picture of your nipples as I recall.
  7. FA Cup 2018

    Vardy's turned it into a National sport. Particularly in the title season.
  8. Conspiracy Theory

    Nope - complete internet fallacy. A lot of informal sharing of information went on between British and American scientists and the Canadians and Belgians government was also privy. The Manhattan Project was a cross between an academic research project and a top secret military project. The scientists were apt to share ideas and results with other scientists without too much regard for security protocols. General Lesley R. Groves did his best to run the Manhattan Project with appropriate military security but with mixed success. Some Manhattan Project scientists had dubious backgrounds, with leftist sympathies all the way up to Communist Party membership, or even worse for America, were foreigners with leftist sympathies. Groves tried to freeze out British participation in the Manhattan Project, in spite of an agreement struck by FDR and Churchill. Groves was mostly successful in limiting information and British participation until 1943 when British complaints reached higher levels. Groves was forced to accept a British delegation at Los Alamos. The Soviet Union was an ally, of course, but not as close as an ally as Britain. The USSR had spies in the scientific team at Los Alamos, in the engineering teams in OakRidge, and in the theoretical and atomic energy teams around America. Of the atomic spies, amusingly a geezer called Fuchs, a German emigré physicist who came to the Manhattan Project by way of Britain and worked at Los Alamos did the most damage. He passed details of the gaseous diffusion method for uranium isotope separation, a detailed description of the Fat Man plutonium bomb design, details on the explosive lens in the Fat Man design, details on the neutron initiator of the Fat Man design, early discussions about the feasibility of a fusion bomb and a huge amount of data gleaned from the results of physical measurements of uranium and plutonium. Theodore Hall an american physicist was privy to details of the Fat Man design and passed them to the Soviets. A guy called George Koval passed on some details of the neutron initiator of the Fat Man bomb to the Soviets. Alan Nunn May passed samples of uranium 235 and uranium 233 to the Soviets and may have passed some information on reactor design as well. David Greenglass was a machinist working at Los Alamos and was recruited into the Rosenberg spy ring by his sister, Ethel Rosenberg. Greenglass worked in shop manufacturing the explosive lens for the Fat Man bomb and provided very rough sketches of them to the Soviets. Rudolf Abel was the Soviet master spy in America during the Cold War. He operated under the name of William Fischer. He entered the United States in 1948 and set up an effective ring of agents. His primary assignment was nuclear weapons. He worked with both the Cohens and the Rosenbergs. None of the above were recruited by the Soviets but contacted Soviet intelligence agents through their own volition and because of their ideological convictions. The Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II was among the most highly classified and tightly secured programs ever undertaken by the U.S. government. Nevertheless, it generated more than 1,500 leak investigations involving unauthorized disclosures of classified Project information. There were sporadic inconsequential rumours that made it to the public but overall the public was kept in the dark, except once. Here is a link that describes a serious leak: http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2013/09/20/worst-manhattan-project-leaks/ Actually there was enough information available to the public prewar on how an atomic bomb would work that a science fiction writer earned a visit from the FBI after he published a short story in a science fiction magazine, Astounding Science Fiction, describing the bomb in 1944. The author had already figured figured out there was secret project taking place in Los Alamos because so many of the magazine subscribers had changed their mailing address to Los Alamos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadline_(science_fiction_story)
  9. FA Cup 2018

    My personal favourite... "Get relegated you ****ing *****."
  10. FA Cup 2018

    They're playing The Clash at half time. I like this club.
  11. Conspiracy Theory

  12. Car parking on Match Day

    You must be livid.
  13. Conspiracy Theory

    To an extent - through propaganda, vested interests in business and privilege. Global hegemony will always be machiavellian in nature. Do I view the Bilderberg Group in the same way as a conspiracy theorist?...probably not. I don't - I disagree from my perspective.
  14. Conspiracy Theory

    Indeed, through disclosure or genuine whistleblowing because they have been impossible to conceal - but as I have said before, should we then conclude that every terrorist atrocity is a false flag simply because of Operation Northwoods? Disagree. Conspiracy theory is a damaging creed and should not be confused with genuine scepticism or a true objective critical faculty. To these people the scientific method is pure anathema, they have no conception of burden of proof and often outwardly loath and resent the expertise that has seemingly eluded them. Precisely why Trump target and panders to them in his tweets and decrying the 'global elite'. Many are simply angry and often with good reason feel disenfranchised. Like I said, ripe for the plucking in respect of agenda ridden conspiracy theory. Most disturbing of all is the sickening levels of antisemitism that these beliefs tend to endorse.
  15. Conspiracy Theory

    Indeed it did. Most forget that he was son of a billionaire construction magnate whilst the conspiracy theories fixated on some nefarious American shadow government conveniently ignore Saudi complicity together with the network of donors that had funded the Soviet Jihad. There is the same level of ignorance concerning the Al-Queda orchestrated an attack on the WTC in 1993 in which a 1,336lb gas enhanced truck bomb was detonated in the basement car park intended to topple the North Tower into the South. It was then determined that the use of hi-jacked aircraft as flying bombs would effectively bring down both towers.
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