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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:51 pm

Tavish wrote:Yet another reason to not trust Wikipedia. :-t


I think Tavish should write an encylopedia it would be hilarious
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:25 pm

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Simulacrum wrote:When I lived in Iowa as a young lad, my next door neighbor used to skin his cats and mount their bones after they died. I remember he had a number of them... displayed in the same room he kept all of his snakes. :-o


And all that has made up Sim has been explained in one simple 2 sentence paragraph


Never been to Iowa, have ya? That kind of stuff passes for normal out there.

Iowa stands for Idiots Out Wandering Around ;-7 :-b
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:46 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Tavish wrote:Yet another reason to not trust Wikipedia. :-t


I think Tavish should write an encylopedia it would be hilarious


I don't think you guys get Wikipedia... it is a global network which is the whole concept. By that end, any reliable Wikipedia article will cite its sources... we're not there to take Wiki's word for it, but it is a great way to compile information into one source.

The main source material for the article is cited as http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... wcia04.xml

In other words, the article was written based off of a British article, which is why the value is in pounds rather than dollars, even though it's discussing the CIA.

And, I would also argue that this would be a good time for someone to jump in and find an American news story and convert it back to American dollars. Unfortunately, the Brits like to poke at American incompetence more than Americans do, so other sources cited include the Guardian, another British news organization.

There is also cited a CIA transcript which is the most reliable source with the article and proves it to be factual.

Ah, just defending my precious Wikipedia... so quick to write it off :-b :*)
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Postby thedude » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:57 pm

So, Coppermine, you are saying we shouldn't trust the British media?
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:37 pm

thedude wrote:So, Coppermine, you are saying we shouldn't trust the British media?


Well, no, quite the opposite really... this story may go unreported in American media. After all, newspaper's are corporations and they don't want to come across as unpatriotic (typically), which is why the source for the Wiki was British and why the amount was represented in pounds.
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Postby sportsaddict » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:10 pm

Simulacrum wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Simulacrum wrote:When I lived in Iowa as a young lad, my next door neighbor used to skin his cats and mount their bones after they died. I remember he had a number of them... displayed in the same room he kept all of his snakes. :-o


And all that has made up Sim has been explained in one simple 2 sentence paragraph


Never been to Iowa, have ya? That kind of stuff passes for normal out there.

Iowa stands for Idiots Out Wandering Around ;-7 :-b


I've never been to Iowa, and after hearing this, I probably will stay away for as long as I can :-b
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