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by Captain Swing
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 293
Views: 6054

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Forgive me for venting, and I know that this is totally missing the point, but I can't help but be appalled by how much misinformation we've been fed over the past weeks. Now you know how people feel about Trump's version of what happened in his meeting with Putin! Actually, I've been very surprise...
by Captain Swing
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 293
Views: 6054

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

I know, I know. I'm not as naive as I undoubtedly sounded. But it just seemed so constant and blatant in this story. There aren't a lot of stories I follow as closely as I did this one, reading so many different sources, and therefore seeing so many versions of the same supposed fact, all of which t...
by Captain Swing
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 293
Views: 6054

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Forgive me for venting, and I know that this is totally missing the point, but I can't help but be appalled by how much misinformation we've been fed over the past weeks. It turns out that all the boys can swim. It became a moot point since they were carried out and didn't have to swim at all, but e...
by Captain Swing
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 293
Views: 6054

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

This is the Australian documentary we've been seeing quotes from for the last day or so. I think it's extraordinary.

by Captain Swing
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Diver Pedophile
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Diver Pedophile

I was going to post a bunch of links to stories about the repercussions of his comments, but decided not to. It's a fairly major story in the US. Tesla investors are demanding an apology. The stock is falling (for more reasons than just this). The NY Times and Wash. Post, among others, have publishe...
by Captain Swing
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 293
Views: 6054

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said. https://www.yahoo.com/news/thailands-rescued-cav...
by Captain Swing
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that kept me glued to the TV
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Things that kept me glued to the TV

Gaybutton wrote:name of the astronaut who remained on the spacecraft in orbit and did not get to walk on the moon

Yes, but only because the Byrds (remember the Byrds?) had a song on one of their albums that included, and was titled after, all three names, thus linking the three names in my memory.
by Captain Swing
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 293
Views: 6054

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

A rather chilling account emphasizing how difficult the rescue was: Thai cave rescue divers given diplomatic immunity: report Two Australian divers who helped extract the young football team trapped in a Thai cave obtained diplomatic immunity before the rescue in case it failed, national broadcaster...
by Captain Swing
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that kept me glued to the TV
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Things that kept me glued to the TV

The JFK assassination was the biggest for me, and probably most people who were alive then. I remember I'd gone out to the kitchen for something to drink and missed seeing Oswald get shot. Second would be Watergate, not just the hearings but the whole event. I couldn't wait to get home from work eve...
by Captain Swing
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Totally irrelevant video: Whatzit?
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Totally irrelevant video: Whatzit?

This video came on after a Cave-related video I was watching. I have absolutely no idea what it's about. Can anyone who speaks Thai tell what this kid is hollering about? It's amusing even without knowing Thai--the other people in the video and on the panel seem amused. http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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