History RefugeInAudacity / RealLife

9th Mar '17 12:08:35 PM jeez
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Millin Bill Millin]] was another famous WWII bagpiper. He was the only bagpiper that took part in the Normandy invasion. With friends being shot constantly around him all day, he continued to play the bagpipes throughout D-Day. It was eventually revealed that German snipers had him in their sights several times, but, didn't fire because he [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/20/AR2010082005465.html "seemed to be on a suicide mission and was clearly mad."]] He went on to [[AsHimself play himself]] in ''TheLongestDay''.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Millin Bill Millin]] was another famous WWII bagpiper. He was the only bagpiper that took part in the Normandy invasion. With friends being shot constantly around him all day, he continued to play the bagpipes throughout D-Day. It was eventually revealed that German snipers had him in their sights several times, but, didn't fire because he [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/20/AR2010082005465.html "seemed to be on a suicide mission and was clearly mad."]] He went on to [[AsHimself play himself]] in ''TheLongestDay''."]].
25th Feb '17 3:48:33 PM nombretomado
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** In his ''Dressed to Kill'' show, EddieIzzard points out that "[Hitler] was a mass murdering fuckhead, as many important historians have said. But there are other mass murderers who got away with it. Stalin killed many millions, died in his bed. Well done there. Pol Pot killed 1.7 million Cambodians, died under house arrest, age 72. Well done, indeed. And the reason we let them get away with it is because they killed their own people. And we're sort of fine with that. Oh, help yourself, you know we've been trying to kill you for ages, so you kill your own people... Seems to me Hitler killed people next door. Oh, stupid man. After a couple of years: well we won't stand for that, will we? Pol Pot killed 1.7 million people. We can't even deal with that. I think we think that if someone kills someone, that's murder, you go to prison. You kill ten people, you go to Texas they hit you with a brick, that's what they do. Twenty people, you go to a hospital and they look through a small window at you forever. And over that we can't deal with it. Y'know? Somebody's killed 100,000 people, we're almost going 'well done! You killed 100,000 people? You must get up very early in the morning.'"

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** In his ''Dressed to Kill'' show, EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard points out that "[Hitler] was a mass murdering fuckhead, as many important historians have said. But there are other mass murderers who got away with it. Stalin killed many millions, died in his bed. Well done there. Pol Pot killed 1.7 million Cambodians, died under house arrest, age 72. Well done, indeed. And the reason we let them get away with it is because they killed their own people. And we're sort of fine with that. Oh, help yourself, you know we've been trying to kill you for ages, so you kill your own people... Seems to me Hitler killed people next door. Oh, stupid man. After a couple of years: well we won't stand for that, will we? Pol Pot killed 1.7 million people. We can't even deal with that. I think we think that if someone kills someone, that's murder, you go to prison. You kill ten people, you go to Texas they hit you with a brick, that's what they do. Twenty people, you go to a hospital and they look through a small window at you forever. And over that we can't deal with it. Y'know? Somebody's killed 100,000 people, we're almost going 'well done! You killed 100,000 people? You must get up very early in the morning.'"
21st Feb '17 4:43:59 PM SSJMagus
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* Polish resistance fighter Witold Pilecki decided that more information was needed about a Nazi concentration camp. So he forged a false Jewish identity and ''arranged for himself to be sent to Auschwitz''. After 2 and a half years, he decided his attempt to create an underground resistance in the concentration camp had failed, so he simply overpowered a guard and broke out, stealing German documents above the operation of the death camp in the process.
5th Feb '17 11:31:40 AM tkts
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* Donald Trump bragged that he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and not lose any of his supporters. Subsequent developments showed he was probably right.
14th Jan '17 2:33:35 AM Morgenthaler
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---> "All citizens are equal (in front of the law) [[AnimalFarm but maybe the undersigned is a bit more equal than the others]], since the 50% of Italians gave him the responsibility for governing the Country."

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---> "All citizens are equal (in front of the law) [[AnimalFarm [[Literature/AnimalFarm but maybe the undersigned is a bit more equal than the others]], since the 50% of Italians gave him the responsibility for governing the Country."
2nd Jan '17 5:15:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Badass}} Jack Churchill]], in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, once took a German bunker by rushing it with a Claymore sword, with bagpipes on his hips, and screaming "COMMANDOOOO!!!!"

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* [[{{Badass}} Jack Churchill]], Churchill, in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, once took a German bunker by rushing it with a Claymore sword, with bagpipes on his hips, and screaming "COMMANDOOOO!!!!"
30th Nov '16 9:17:29 PM bwburke94
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** To a lesser extent, Bernie Sanders on the Democrat side as well.
9th Nov '16 3:33:24 AM NotThisThing
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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support. You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support.support, all the way to ''winning the election''. You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.
9th Nov '16 12:02:56 AM Hugpocalypse
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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election is the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man has broken every cardinal rule of American politics and not only has it not hurt him, it ''increases'' his support. You could make a drinking game out of how many the media has breathlessly exclaimed his campaign is "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election is was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man has broken broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only has did it not hurt him, it ''increases'' ''increased'' his support. You could make a drinking game out of how many the media has breathlessly exclaimed his campaign is was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.
16th Oct '16 4:39:40 AM Psychopompos007
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* French SerialKiller [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Petiot Marcel Petiot]] postured as a figure of an escape network and killed dozen of persons before burning their corpses in furnaces in his Parisian basement during World War Two; most of his victims were Jewish fugitives, but he also killed some fugitive criminals who wanted to flee the area (the motive was to steal the goods carried by the fugitives). During his trial, his defence was basically: "of course I killed people, I was part of the [[LaResistance French Resistance]]! But I only killed Germans and French collaborators. Those corpses in my own basements? I don't know who they are, those aren't my victims". It didn't work.
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