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Re: The "Cars you'd like to &ù$#" Thread
Reply posted December 10, 2017, 02:48 by Mave in Pictures
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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Re: The "Cars you'd like to &ù$#" Thread
Reply posted December 09, 2017, 02:20 by Mave in Pictures
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Ferrari 360 Spider

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Re: The "Cars you'd like to &ù$#" Thread
Reply posted December 09, 2017, 02:18 by Mave in Pictures
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Acura NSX GT3

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Re: Classy, Beautiful Women
Reply posted December 09, 2017, 02:17 by Mave in Pictures
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Kate Beckinsale

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Re: Classy, Beautiful Women
Reply posted December 09, 2017, 02:17 by Mave in Pictures
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Mila Kunis

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Re: Classy, Beautiful Women
Reply posted December 09, 2017, 02:15 by Mave in Pictures
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Felicity Jones

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Re: The Epic Nature Thread
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:37 by Mave in Pictures
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The Mist Trail at Sunset. Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California

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Re: Cityscapes
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:34 by Mave in Pictures
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Montreal, Canada

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Re: Gif Sharing Thread
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:33 by Mave in Animated Gifs
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Just a young boy enjoying his turtle bread

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Re: Gif Sharing Thread
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:33 by Mave in Animated Gifs
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Now that's a punch.

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Re: The Oldschool Thread
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:31 by Mave in Pictures
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Snoop Dogg's high school picture, late 1980's

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Re: Classy, Beautiful Women
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:30 by Mave in Pictures
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Natalie Dormer

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Re: The "Cars you'd like to &ù$#" Thread
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:29 by Mave in Pictures
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Rolls Royce Wraith: Black Badge edition

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Re: The "Rooms/Houses you'd kill for" Thread
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 10:29 by Mave in Pictures
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Clearwater House in Niseko, Japan

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 09:13 by Mave in The Lounge
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And here's my fav. Billy Idol song

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Re: GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist Official Trailer
Reply posted December 08, 2017, 01:29 by Donald in GTA V and GTA Online
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FUCK YEAH THIS IS AWESOME!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
Reply posted December 07, 2017, 09:54 by Stybar in The Lounge
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I'm reminded of Spongebob by this. I haven't got the foggiest idea why.

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Re: Historic Anecdotes
Reply posted December 07, 2017, 09:33 by Stybar in The Lounge
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Juan Pujol García is the British spy that you never heard about. The Germans did, however. Although he wasn't really a member of the Allied intelligence, at first. Or a Brit, to begin with.

Confusing? Nah, his story is more hilarious than confusing.
So, García lived in Spain. At the time, Spain had just gone through a bloody civil war, which ended with the dictator Franco in power. During this civil war, García developed a distaste of all things Nazi and Fascist. So during WWII, wanting to do the right thing, he went to the British and US intelligence services, to offer himself as a spy. Both, however, rejected him, because he had no experience, and there was no further reason to take him in.

But García was stubborn, and hatched a better plan. He created a complete fake identity, and went to the GERMAN intelligence agency, to offer himself as a spy for them. There, he WAS accepted, and told to go to England, start recruiting other potential agents, and report back with information on the British Army.

García went to Lisbon instead. There, he set up an entirely FICTIONAL network of agents that were "in his service", and fed the Germans useless information, mostly based on publicly available sources such as newspapers and travel brochures. This information would never pass any close inspection, but the Germans quickly accepted García as a trustworthy agent nonetheless. Any mistakes that were made were quickly blamed on his fictional subordinates, and the Germans never realized that everything was absolute bullshit.

Eventually, the Allies realized something was fucky, when the Germans spend a considerable amount of resources trying to hunt down a convoy that didn't exist in the first place. Their intel said that the Germans received the intel on that convoy from one of their secret agent in Britain. Realizing that this was obviously fake intel, they immediately thought of a double agent. But they didn't have a double agent by that name. They quickly found out it was Garcia all along, took him in, interrogated him, found out what he has been doing for the last years, probably had a hearty chuckle at the entire story, gave him a nice office in London, with the order to continue bamboozling the Germans.

This time, however, he had the full support of the British MI5, which allowed him to give out more accurate bullshit information, information which was pretty useless to the Germans. They expanded his network to 27, still completely fictional, agents, and to make it even better, the Germans willingly paid up to $340.000 to support these made up people.
In 1944, the German command even gave him an Iron Cross, a medal usually only rewarded to soldiers on the front line, which had to be authorized by Hitler himself. In the same year, the British king George VI also gave him a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), making García one of the few people awarded by both sides.

His most important role was his direct involvement in Operation Fortitude, the massive double agent operation that made the Germans believe that the Allied invasion was going to happen on another day and place than it really was. García's influence on the German command was so great, that they believed him when he said Operation Overlord was only the tip of the iceberg, and that the "main invasion" had yet to come. Because of his false information, they believed the assault would happen in Pas-de-Calais, so they kept the largest part of their troops stationed there, instead of defending Normandy from the actual invasion.
To make things even better, some of his communications went missing. These communications were important for the Allies, however, as they were supposed to mislead the Germans into believing false information. After the missing communications were retrieved, Garcia angrily told his German handlers that this was unacceptable, saying "I cannot accept excuses or negligence. Were it not for my ideals I would abandon the work."

After the war, García fled Europe, fearing reprisal from surviving Nazi's. He faked his death in Angola, and fled to Venezuela. There he lived in relative anonymity, until a British writer, who was interested in his MI5 handle, GARBO, started digging and found out where he lived. He returned to England, and met up with his old colleagues. He passed away in 1988.
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Re: Abandoned Places
Reply posted December 07, 2017, 08:36 by Mave in Pictures
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Abandoned oceanological station at Dalnie Zelentsy, Barents Sea, Russia

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Re: Cityscapes
Reply posted December 07, 2017, 08:34 by Mave in Pictures
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Boston, Massachusetts

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