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Bearcat99
01-01-2006, 09:13 PM
ON AS WE SPEAK. GREAT FOOTAGE..... LOTS IN COLOR. WAR STORIES with Oliver North.... Check it out!!

Laying in bed with Mamabear watching the news.... and BAM right in my lap.... I had the remote so it was a done deal.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bearcat99
01-01-2006, 10:13 PM
Wow.. no hits.... well the show was fantastic. If you see it again check it out. The color footage was great.......

Tachyon1000
01-01-2006, 10:18 PM
Anything hosted by Oliver North is mere propoganda for the U.S. war machine. Nothing could be further from my tastes.

VMF-214_Pappy
01-01-2006, 10:29 PM
Can you believe I missed it, I told my wife to remind me, man what a show it would have beeen. You Tachyon1000 your a troll nothing more and a liberal so have a nice day.

F4U_Flyer
01-01-2006, 10:42 PM
no hits because we were watching it , plus you said you were with the missus and we didnt want to disturb!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MiamiEagle
01-01-2006, 11:01 PM
Bear tank you for the News. I missed it but keep informing us. I beleive the more we know the better we will appreciate this and other programs.

Thank you


Miamieagle

Tater-SW-
01-01-2006, 11:13 PM
Well, if someone who hates "the war machine" won't watch it I better get the tivo to work finding it.

tater

Bearcat99
01-01-2006, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by Tachyon1000:
Anything hosted by Oliver North is mere propoganda for the U.S. war machine. Nothing could be further from my tastes.

The Warmachine..... LMAO.... Yeah I guess so.. but this war ended 60 years ago...LOL. You missed some really nice footage of Zekes and Corsairs.... and there was a Japanese historian who had some interesting stuff on the Japanese side.... and also there were 5 or 6 guys from VMF-214 who were telling thier story. All good stuff.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Not watching a show simply because Oliver North is hosting it is almost like.... not eating French fries 2 years ago.... I am not a big fan of Col. North.... but War Diaries is a pretty good show if you are into that stuff.... especially the WWII stuff. Don't sell it short or shoot the messenger.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


HEY!!!!! Be nice Pappy!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

LMAO... I cant believe you missed it.

TC_Stele
01-01-2006, 11:33 PM
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Bah, missed another one.

We need a thread or sticky of upcoming shows or programs on this stuff.

I like Oli =P

NAFP_supah
01-02-2006, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by VMF-214_Pappy:
Can you believe I missed it, I told my wife to remind me, man what a show it would have beeen. You Tachyon1000 your a troll nothing more and a liberal so have a nice day.

Using the word "liberal" as a swear word really shows your intelligence and disqualifies you for any further intelligent discussion in my eyes. Just because someone disagrees with you on what is propaganda or not doesn't mean he is a troll. I can honestly say Fox News makes most europeans go "What a bunch of idiots". If you call that news then I have a nice piece of swampland I want to sell you.

norman888
01-02-2006, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
"What a bunch of idiots".

Doesn't take much for that to be heard out of Euro's lips! Go watch the BBC since they are so fair http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifLOL

Freelancer-1
01-02-2006, 01:29 AM
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WOLFMondo
01-02-2006, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by norman888:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
"What a bunch of idiots".

Doesn't take much for that to be heard out of Euro's lips! Go watch the BBC since they are so fair http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifLOL </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't think the BBC has fired anyone for unpatriotic reporting yet? :P

actionhank1786
01-02-2006, 02:09 AM
May I?
IBTL!

Professor_06
01-02-2006, 09:26 AM
missed it too. darn. It will show again. Well, I cant stand to watch Fox News. When I see Hannity, my blood boils. Murdoch and his cronnies have turned journalism into a pathetic Republican Propaganda machine in such a shameless way. Except Shep Smith..he is good. But War Dairies is a good show, you just have to flip the channels when North shows his face. I suffer a few glimses of North to watch the show.

Im an American and when I watch Fox I usually wind up saying, "What a bunch of Idiots"..So its not just the Euros thing.

In Defense though, when I listen to any European leader speak on any subject, I usually wind up say, "What a bunch of idiots" (Just to be fair and balanced.)

Bearcat99
01-02-2006, 09:36 AM
GEEEEZZE LOUISE!!!! THIS IS A POST ABOUT A SHOW ABOUT A WWII FIGHTER SQUADRON FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD!!!! A PTO SQUDRON AT THAT. YOU GOT GUYS BASHING NORTH, CRYIN ABOUT THE WAR MACHINE, CALLING PEOPLE NAMES, RAGGING FOX NEWS, OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO GET THE MINDLESS AMERICANS BIT... IT IS A FRIGGIN HISTORY STORY!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!!!!! IF YOU DIDNT SEE IT OR DONT CARE ABOUT VMF214 THEN STAY OUT OF THE THREAD. IF YOU SAW IT AND LIKED IT THEN SHARE.. WHY DOES EVERYTHING ON THIS FORUM HAVE TO BE TURNED INTO SOME KIND OF NATIONALISTIC POLITICAL TIT FOR TAT BS, LOCKED UP THREAD!!! COME ON!!! KEEP THE POLITICS OUT OF IT PLEASE..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

WWSensei
01-02-2006, 10:03 AM
Something I learned, or rather heard, in another story about the 214 is that they didn't really last very long. Can someone confirm that their existence was only 2 tours lasting 6 weeks each? Pretty amazing amounts of accomplishments for 3 months of work...I think people forget sometimes how fast events can take place...

LEBillfish
01-02-2006, 10:38 AM
Are you including "Hellcat" kills in that Sensei?

"Lt Moore was flying when he was attacked by what he at first thought was a Zero. However, it soon became obvious to him that it was in fact a F4U Corsair. The pilot of this plane was Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, one of the highest scoring aces of World War II. Boyington was a member of the famous "Flying Tigers" who flew in the China area of the War (remember the John Wayne movie?). He later commanded a group in the Pacific which gained the name "Black Sheep", later made famous in the TV show "Baa Baa Black Sheep".

Anyway, Boyington attacked at a distance of 100 yards and hit the Hellcat at least twice, one behind the cockpit and once high on the port side of the engine (there appears to be two obvious hits on the plane, one at the front bottom of the tail and once behind the cockpit). The Hellcat sprung an oil leak (not from the oil tank as the armoured tank is intact). Moore fired a warning shot back at Boyington and this appears to have stopped the attack. Since the plane was definitely hit in the engine, it seems it was hit by at least three of Boyington's bullets............"
(Continued at the website....truth or fiction I don't know)

http://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info/articles/hellcat.htm

Bearcat99
01-02-2006, 10:50 AM
Yeah.. the Black Sheep were only together for two tours... 3 months.... LMAO.. the TV series lasted longer than the actual squadron. Some of them went on to fly in Korea as well.

Vipez-
01-02-2006, 02:20 PM
I like you shouting Bearcat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WB_Outlaw
01-02-2006, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:

(Continued at the website....truth or fiction I don't know)

http://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info/articles/hellcat.htm

Well, my next dive vacation site search just got a bit narrower! Currently Palau is at the top of the list due to the amount of action that occurred there, but, with the ability to sit in the cockpit, I may have to do some more reasearch now.

--Outlaw.

Vengeanze
01-04-2006, 01:03 AM
I like NAFP_supah's post. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

We need the Pilots Lounge back.
I was a mod there at the time when US invaded Iraq.
Wow, what a ride. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bearcat99
01-04-2006, 06:21 AM
LMAO... wasnt that the straw that broke the camel's back?

Airmail109
01-04-2006, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VMF-214_Pappy:
Can you believe I missed it, I told my wife to remind me, man what a show it would have beeen. You Tachyon1000 your a troll nothing more and a liberal so have a nice day.

Using the word "liberal" as a swear word really shows your intelligence and disqualifies you for any further intelligent discussion in my eyes. Just because someone disagrees with you on what is propaganda or not doesn't mean he is a troll. I can honestly say Fox News makes most europeans go "What a bunch of idiots". If you call that news then I have a nice piece of swampland I want to sell you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LMFAO, I like your style.

Obi_Kwiet
01-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by Tachyon1000:
Anything hosted by Oliver North is mere propoganda for the U.S. war machine. Nothing could be further from my tastes.

You'd think there would be a difference bettween right wing fanatics and left wing fanatics, but there isn't.

CornbreadPattie
01-05-2006, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_Pappy:
You Tachyon1000 your a troll nothing more and a liberal so have a nice day.


Well if you think 'liberal' is bad then I won't even start on you or the lack of ethics of the right wing party that takes it from behind.

CornbreadPattie
01-05-2006, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Yeah.. the Black Sheep were only together for two tours... 3 months.... LMAO.. the TV series lasted longer than the actual squadron. Some of them went on to fly in Korea as well.

That's hysterical!

You can't let history kill good TV, eh? I didn't really like the show so I stopped watching it, but I do like color combat footage.

If you have looked for good color footage you probably know of this site, but for those who don't then look at this!
http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/movies

Bearcat99
01-05-2006, 10:29 PM
yeah that site is good.

jds1978
01-07-2006, 07:07 PM
Tachyon1000 Posted Sat January 07 2006 17:44
The fact the the dreaded Fox News would be putting North on to host a show about real American heros is indicative of the Right trying to mooch off the shine of WWII in support of an illegal war in Iraq. Plain and simple. Pure propoganda. This isn't WWII. Iraq was not involved in 9/11. There was no connection between Iraq and Al-Queda.

dude, relax!

the show was aired almost 2 weeks ago.

this isn't a thread about Iraq, Bin Ladin, or politics in general (for the record, i'm in your camp)

lets keep it about VMF 214. when you see the word FOX, think BBC or CNN or any other respected news org. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Enforcer572005
01-08-2006, 05:30 PM
I always find out about this stuff too late. I believe 214 mustve been reconstituted, because i think they currently fly F-18s of the evil US war machine....or at least they did a few yrs ago. The show was kinda lousy, despite the good flying. Alot of Boyingtons guys resented his not doing anything about that. in his guest spots as a general, you could tell he was in pretty bad shape...from his drinking problems apparently. Still a hero though.

Im kinda curious as to why so many folks who hate the military hang out at a WW2 combat sim site........not criticizing them, just kinda amazed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif How a program about WW2 can be criticized that way is beyond me. North's military programs are pretty good, and very accurate wiht assorted GOOD sources of info...his politics are irrelavant. I dont like George McGovern's politics either, but I listen when he talks about B-24 misns and ww2-his exploits made up alot of steve Ambrose's last book. The man had guts and served well in combat, as North did.

I do know that all the other news networks (especially CNN) cant get a story correct on any military subject-almost never, and are usally slanted the opposite way of Fox, and have been for decades...but thats ok I guess.

Ive found that the best reporting comes from the Pentagon channel.....seriously. Its got the edge on coverage...and of course those who have never seen it will go ape over that. If you like military stuff, its excellent. They have some WW2 and ohter historical stuff also.