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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Football Thread
« on: July 02, 2012, 01:50:17 AM »
Even England tonight could have got the better of us.

I doubt it Titoli.As has been proved in at least the last two tournaments England are unable to compete with the best and are a second rate team.We are technically inept and cannot hold or pass the ball.How England are still rated in the top 10 is beyond me.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Football Thread
« on: July 01, 2012, 01:39:35 PM »
Zidane's headbutt was down to nothing but his stupidity.

I hate  one sided finals.Still i guess Spain deserved it. :(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Football Thread
« on: July 01, 2012, 10:00:55 AM »
Italy 2 Spain 0

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Football Thread
« on: June 30, 2012, 07:08:44 AM »
I absolutely can't wait for this Titoli.Both teams are highly technical so it's going to be like a chess game,very tantalising.I'd like to see a few goals but it wouldn't surprise me if we have another goaless game settled by a penalty shoot-out decider.But saying that Balotelli is so unpredictable that he could easily knock in a couple of goals.Hope he gets the golden boot.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Football Thread
« on: June 30, 2012, 12:18:35 AM »
It is usually Banjo's task to resurrect this thread. As he didn't I thought it was preferable to let it lie dormant.

Sorry guys.

Other than the dismal quality of my teams(Englands) performance i have enjoyed this tournament.Italy were sensational against the Germans last Thursday and i hope that they go on to win it.

Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT
« on: April 14, 2012, 04:53:36 AM »
Excellent news! O0

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 05, 2012, 02:40:31 AM »
Groggy,I also have a good grounding in (apart from perhaps USA :D)history and i wasn't  really thinking about any politics.The white guilt thing was a stupid dumbass statement about a subject i know little about and yes i'm wrong to jump to conclusions about what yourself and Drnks rely/believe  in.I also respect that both yourself and Drinks know an awful lot more about your own history than i do.

Anyway partly what i had in mind  is that with modern archaeology one can question what has been traditionally taught to us all in history books.For example  British archaeologists have still not uncovered any tangible support for the Anglo Saxon invasion and ethnic cleansing of the celts as stated in the annals of the time.They have not found any evidence of battlefields or mass burials.Also recent dna surveys would indicate that the English are as indigeneous as the Scots,Irish and Welsh.In conclusion the genetic pool has remained unaltered with the current thinking that the only "invasion" that took place was a cultural one.

Sorry CJ.I'll now shut up for good before i'm stripped of my moderatorship. :)

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:35:11 PM »
I feel no "white guilt" and see no reason why I should.  If Banjo wishes to flagellate himself over what his countrymen did 100+ years ago, all power to him.  

I only mentioned "white guilt" once purely tongue in cheek but clearly from your response i may have touched a nerve with you Groggy!  ;D

No seriously like yourself and drinks i'd  never beat myself about things that happened well before my lifetime and out of my control.I said i was appalled at the whole idea of the British Empire and nothing more . But  the main point  i'm  trying to make here  is that everyone should be aware enough not to believe everything we are spoonfed about the past and present.

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:19:00 PM »

and as for the spat between Groggy and Banjo,

I'm sorry that i misinterpreted you drinks.

I don't have a problem with Groggy either and of now and as in the past i enjoy the occasional run in with him as i'm sure he does.

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:07:45 PM »
Who's justifying anything? It's not "false reality" to say Native Americans killed each other and one need not endorse the Trail of Tears to note as much. Claiming as much bespeaks of historical ignorance or self-righteous posturing.

As for "white guilt," I have none for nothing I was complicit in. Sounds like you're projecting old chum.

For the reasons that i've stated above it displays historical ignorance to accept everything that's been written down in history books at face value.From what sources are you drawing from  that the Native Americans " were quite preoccupied raping, killing and destroying each other millennia before the whites got there" and what evidence is there of this other than heavily biased hearsay?And if this really was the case what makes them any different to the North and South slaughtering each other during the civil war?Of course the Europeans were using this age old excuse as a justification  for their actions especially as unlike the "barbaric savages" they as ever "had god on their side"

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:24:18 AM »
The last i want to say on the matter that as a Brit i am quite appalled at my country's dark past of colonialism,"Britannia rules the waves" and all that crap at the expense of the exploitation and suffering of other human beings.

If you have the chroniclers on your side it's very convenient way to paint a false reality in order to justify such attrocities.

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:57:01 PM »
Indeed. And they were quite preoccupied raping, killing and destroying each other millennia before the whites got there. O0

Oh yes that old chestnut.Didn't Caesar say similar things about the illiterate Celts?Whatever delusional bullshit you wish to believe to quell your white guilt. 8)

Other Films / Re: Dances with Wolves (1990)
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:47:11 PM »
Just saw Dances With Wolves (1990) for the first time. The Director's Cut, all 3 hours 53 minutes, and wasn't bored for a moment.


I have to disagree with those here who made it seem like the Sioux are portrayed as angels: there is a lot about the barbaric nature of their customs (eg. dancing with scalps). I haven't seen the original theatrical version, so I don't know what was left in or out of that version.
When watching a Western, the topic of Whites vs. Indians totally bores me. I have zero interest in it. But somehow I was fascinated throughout this movie; perhaps, as some here have mentioned, it is really more of a drama than anything else.

While everyone is jumping on the issue of whether or not the Indians are portrayed as angels -- and again, they certainly are NOT, at least in the Director's Cut -- what bothered me more was the almost cartoonish portrayal of the Whites. I mean, yeah, I am sure that through all the Indian Wars, there were atrocities committed by both sides, but the Whites in this movie were portrayed in a similar cartoonish, one-sides, pure evil way, as the Indians of the old Westerns

It's a shame that the plight of the Native American bores you seeing that they were there long before the white colonialists .As always it was the priveledge  ol the vicors of war to by means of propaganda to dehumanise a race rightfully defending their lands  to ruthless invaders.I'm by no means an expert on the subject but my understanding is that the indigenous Americans were destroyed as a direct result of written and broken treaties, warfare, and of forced assimilation,a tactic readily employed by other nations throughout history and well into the following century.

Web Site Announcements / Re: How do I block a user?
« on: January 25, 2012, 05:59:14 PM »
How do I block a user from responding to my posts or emailing me? I could on another forum, it saved a lot of arguements.

Unless someone is obviously flaming/trolling you we can't really do much about unwanted responses to your posts but i believe you can block private messages via the profile/personal message options.

Other Films / Re: Une corde, un Colt... aka Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
« on: December 10, 2011, 06:24:20 AM »
Dear Banjo and Stanton,

Thank you very much for the links. I have gone through both the links and will make a decision soon.

Thanks again!


My bootleg of the Japanese  disc of CWC won't play anymore so i bought this very cheap box set the other week which has an excellent print of this movie and of several other sw's:-

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