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#21 twinair

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

Not many people know this, but I'm going to make sure you all do.

 
... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but you're being a dick about it.
 
I'm not sure what it is about flying, but there are more fantasists involved in this arena than just about anywhere else I can think of.  Thing is, though, it's all very Baron vonMunchausen - easy to spot, and nobody gets hurt (usually - keep hold of your wallet when doing business in aviation).
 
Tangentially: why give religion a free ride on this?  All of them make bigger claims on not as much evidence and with even more glaring inconsistencies  AND they make threats - to both body and "soul".  Surely that's a more important target?

You're comparing a bullshit thread on Atomic, by Atomic's resident bullshit artist, to religion...and I'm the dick?

Come on now.

They're all dicks. But me? Your entitled to your opinion, but I'm enlightening those who may be reading and aren't familiar with...you know who.
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#22 chrisg

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

 

... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but you're being a dick about it.

 

 

Ever seen someone rock up at an ANZAC day with fake medals and/or a fake war story to go along with it? It's not pretty, nor should it be.

 

Hmm,

 

I never have bothered - my younger brother does, in Port Lincoln, wears our grandfather's and our father's medals but is quite open about he's never served.

 

He's wanted me to send him mine -no idea what they are or where they are, somewhere around here I suppose, or maybe I gave them to mother to put in the war chest - I really do not remember because I never really cared much.

 

I don't actually know how many that adds up to that he wears, to honor our ancestors - I find it all a bit of a wank really, but he enjoys it, and being he out masses me by quite a bit and all muscle, I just smile :) We are very, very good friends, had a long chat to him yesterday :)

 

Siblings are often not like that, my daughters certainly are not,but all five of us get along fine :)

 

Let me think, grandfather had four I think - two just for serving but one for some crazy thing he did on the Somme I think. and something crazy he did in WWII.  Dad had three I think,  again two service but being he spent most of his time defusing post WWII bombs they handed him something as he left.

 

I really have never bothered  to count mine, nor know where they came from, certainly more than one country - perhaps I should care more but I don't...

 

My crazy uncle who died decades ago, he had a double row, but he didn't take much notice either - I think the only time he ever pinned them on was when he was summoned to the Palace because he was awarded on OBE - about a year before he died - way too young, drank himself to death - unfortunately can be the outcome of living on the wild side.

 

I just take valium but my doc is not amused by my stress levels sometimes,. PTSD - knocks you around, but which would you prefer, exist or live ?

 

Quality over quantity, any time :)

 

Cheers


Edited by chrisg, 24 January 2017 - 05:02 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:10 PM

Okay, now is your big chance, Chris...find your medals and put them proudly on your chest and share those photos.
You'll be happy to know I'll believe it when I see it.
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

You're comparing a bullshit thread on Atomic, by Atomic's resident bullshit artist, to religion...and I'm the dick?


No. I'm comparing your reaction to that thread to your lack of reaction in another regard.

Also, I did not say "You are a dick" - I said "you're being a dick about it".
 

...I'm enlightening those who may be reading and aren't familiar with...you know who.


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#25 twinair

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

 

You're comparing a bullshit thread on Atomic, by Atomic's resident bullshit artist, to religion...and I'm the dick?


No. I'm comparing your reaction to that thread to your lack of reaction in another regard.

Also, I did not say "You are a dick" - I said "you're being a dick about it".
 

...I'm enlightening those who may be reading and aren't familiar with...you know who.


On Atomic?

 

 

My lack of reaction to another thread? What thread? Do you really expect me to read them all?


An, yes. On Atomic.


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#26 Damo

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

Where I come from, bullshitting about your veteran status or lying about your rack gets you knocked the fuck out in quick order. There is no wiggle room when it comes to your claimed service to the nation.

 

I've seen it all before. It never ends well.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:49 PM

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... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but...

 

​if i started a thread sharing a personal anecdote, especially one that painted me as intrepid and debonair, then i would be inviting attention onto myself, most probably with the hope of eliciting some positive feedback.  but i couldnt expect to control the feedback i would get. 

what i could expect, though, if i presented my story as a straight up matter-of-fact, is to invite interrogative questions in proportion to how much my story seemed to strain credulity.  and there might not be anything mean-spirited in those questions.  after all, accounts of extraordinary happenings only tend to be enhanced by corroborating details.  people want to believe a cool story. 

 

​but if i am going to expect people to care about what i say and expend genuine emotional energy saying things like "WOW!  You did that? That's so fucking COOL!" and bask in the kudos, then i am going to have to maintain their trust.  and although we are just 'people on a forum' here, many trust relationships have been established, a hallmark of which is a sense of community and reasonable expectations of the basic integrity of many.   it would be a scummy thing to make a habit of betraying that trust.  and discussions of spirituality are one thing, but lying about everyday earthly events?

but okay, lets say i did enjoy conning people, but i justified it to myself by having an intention to amuse and entertain.  maybe this is a bit of a grey area?  it is the internet after all.  and maybe i am a bit of a character, a lovable rogue who likes to tell tall stories.  in which case, i may wriggle and writhe, divert and obfuscate, anything to avoid being exposed, and even when i have no credibility left, hope that enough of my real self has shone through that those who've always liked me still do, because they can take pity on my failings.  but the moment i have the hide to get PISSY about being asked to verify my most extraordinary claims?  i dont know...

 

​for my own part in this, ive tried to walk the line of honest inquiry and gentle ribbing.  but i cant begrudge anyone taking as kindly to this sort of behaviour as perhaps a person confined to a wheelchair would to encountering a real life Lou Todd from Little Britain


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:09 PM

:)

 

For me it is all a long, long time ago :)

 

I think my medals are probably in Adelaide - I don't really know, but, tell me Twinny, why do I have to prove ANYHING  to you ?

 

Stop being a dickhead - it gets tiring, all I do is tell life stories, next thing I know I have dickheads like you giving me crap - fuck off, and take a couple of others with you - I'm sure you can have a mutual masturbation session - idiots

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:36 PM

:)

 

For me it is all a long, long time ago :)

 

I think my medals are probably in Adelaide - I don't really know, but, tell me Twinny, why do I have to prove ANYHING  to you ?

 

Stop being a dickhead - it gets tiring, all I do is tell life stories, next thing I know I have dickheads like you giving me crap - fuck off, and take a couple of others with you - I'm sure you can have a mutual masturbation session - idiots

 

Cheers....

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:02 PM

I don't see why anyone should fuck off for showing disbelief and asking for corroboration. 

 

I was informed that I should take your " life stories, " with a big humongous dose of salt. And well, I've only been

confronted with them for nearly eight years ... but you know, it wouldn't be a problem if there were more new threads happening

in here. Must admit, it's only in the last few months you've started again on your fantasies real life stories again.

 

@~thehung hits the nail on the head when he refers to abuse of trust to those of us that are still  here daily .


Edited by eveln, 24 January 2017 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:00 AM

No. I'm comparing your reaction to that thread to your lack of reaction in another regard.

My lack of reaction to another thread? What thread? Do you really expect me to read them all?


-.- Intentional obtuseness does not suit you, Twinny. "Your reaction to that thread" (that thread, that sparked all this crap) vs "your lack of reaction in another regard" (in this case, religion - but there are many others; Trump insisting that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever, for instance).



Where I come from, bullshitting about your veteran status or lying about your rack gets you knocked the fuck out in quick order.


I can understand that. Not the same thing at all, I know, but as a cancer survivor I get very pissed at people who fake having it. I was not saying it was an acceptable thing, I was commenting only on the way Twinny specifically was handling it.



Anyway... It appears that, as usual, I don't see the same thing anyone else does, so I'll just shut up.

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#32 twinair

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:08 AM

 

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... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but...

 

​if i started a thread sharing a personal anecdote, especially one that painted me as intrepid and debonair, then i would be inviting attention onto myself, most probably with the hope of eliciting some positive feedback.  but i couldnt expect to control the feedback i would get. 

what i could expect, though, if i presented my story as a straight up matter-of-fact, is to invite interrogative questions in proportion to how much my story seemed to strain credulity.  and there might not be anything mean-spirited in those questions.  after all, accounts of extraordinary happenings only tend to be enhanced by corroborating details.  people want to believe a cool story. 

 

​but if i am going to expect people to care about what i say and expend genuine emotional energy saying things like "WOW!  You did that? That's so fucking COOL!" and bask in the kudos, then i am going to have to maintain their trust.  and although we are just 'people on a forum' here, many trust relationships have been established, a hallmark of which is a sense of community and reasonable expectations of the basic integrity of many.   it would be a scummy thing to make a habit of betraying that trust.  and discussions of spirituality are one thing, but lying about everyday earthly events?

but okay, lets say i did enjoy conning people, but i justified it to myself by having an intention to amuse and entertain.  maybe this is a bit of a grey area?  it is the internet after all.  and maybe i am a bit of a character, a lovable rogue who likes to tell tall stories.  in which case, i may wriggle and writhe, divert and obfuscate, anything to avoid being exposed, and even when i have no credibility left, hope that enough of my real self has shone through that those who've always liked me still do, because they can take pity on my failings.  but the moment i have the hide to get PISSY about being asked to verify my most extraordinary claims?  i dont know...

 

​for my own part in this, ive tried to walk the line of honest inquiry and gentle ribbing.  but i cant begrudge anyone taking as kindly to this sort of behaviour as perhaps a person confined to a wheelchair would to encountering a real life Lou Todd from Little Britain

 

 

Absolutely brilliant. Post of the month material, right there.

 

 

 

No. I'm comparing your reaction to that thread to your lack of reaction in another regard.

My lack of reaction to another thread? What thread? Do you really expect me to read them all?

 


-.- Intentional obtuseness does not suit you, Twinny. "Your reaction to that thread" (that thread, that sparked all this crap) vs "your lack of reaction in another regard" (in this case, religion - but there are many others; Trump insisting that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever, for instance).



Where I come from, bullshitting about your veteran status or lying about your rack gets you knocked the fuck out in quick order.


I can understand that. Not the same thing at all, I know, but as a cancer survivor I get very pissed at people who fake having it. I was not saying it was an acceptable thing, I was commenting only on the way Twinny specifically was handling it.



Anyway... It appears that, as usual, I don't see the same thing anyone else does, so I'll just shut up.

 

 

Seriously, start making sense.

What the hell does religion have to do with anything at all?

You're pulling me up because I'm trying to uncover Chris's web of lies, but I am ignoring religious threads. Is that it?

Wow...

 

There are a whole bunch of threads that I don't bother looking into, or replying to.

Should I have an opinion on every single post made here?

No.


Edited by twinair, 25 January 2017 - 11:08 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

Should I have an opinion on every single post made here?


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:11 PM

 

Should I have an opinion on every single post made here?


It wouldn't take long.

 

Boom-tish!


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:02 PM

-.- Intentional obtuseness does not suit you, Twinny. "Your reaction to that thread" (that thread, that sparked all this crap) vs "your lack of reaction in another regard" (in this case, religion - but there are many others; Trump insisting that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever, for instance).

Seriously, start making sense.

What the hell does religion have to do with anything at all?

You're pulling me up because I'm trying to uncover Chris's web of lies, but I am ignoring religious threads. Is that it?
Wow... 
There are a whole bunch of threads that I don't bother looking into, or replying to.
Should I have an opinion on every single post made here?
No.


I reiterate my comment about obtuseness: you're sharper than that - I've seen/read you action. You are free to disagree with me (it's a common occurrence) and you don't even need to argue your case: a blunt statement works, but pretending you don't understand is beneath you and mildly annoying. However, for the sake of clarity: 'religion' in this case is an example only, representing a major and obvious case of conflicting statements and therefore obvious falsehood in at least one respect. Nor does the topic (religion in this example) have to be a thread on this forum, but can be any hypocrisy you are exposed to - as I would have thought was obvious from the mention of Trump. (you don't see the guy posting on here, do you?)

As I said to Damo in other words, I'm done with this topic. There is no profit in arguing about it, so I won't.

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