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171. Have yourself another big helping of fail.
First of all, the Bush Doctrine includes the policy of preventive or preemptive war. It states that the United States should depose foreign regimes that represent a potential or even perceived threat to the security of the United States, even if that threat is not immediate. That's EXACTLY what you advocate in terms of Afghanistan. Even you admit that there's no evidence linking OBL to 9/11 (I'll give you a hint, saying that he's done bad things in the past is NOT evidence), yet you still support this doctrine of preemption. So, you may not KNOW that you support the Bush Doctrine, but you certainly do. Which makes you even less intelligent than I originally thought. You are wrong. Then you accuse me of me of lying when I went on to say that a PAL to NTSC converter as you described MIGHT exist. I was attempting not to be as close minded as you are when I allowed for the possibility for such a device to exist, it would be foolish to say that it can't. Hell, maybe the Professor made one for Gilligan. It's hardly anymore difficult to preserve the aspect ratio of the original source even in an analog device, it doesn't require any sophisticated electronics. Sure, television studios have converters that cost thousands of dollars, but they cost so much because quality is paramount and lesser converters don't do nearly as good a job in terms of color integrity. But you also never explained to me why AQ would bother using this steam powered device to convert the video to NTSC for the sole benefit of the North American audience when all local media is in PAL and any television studio would be able to do a far better job. Here's an interesting little tid bit. I tried searching for the device you refer to using 'the Google'. Initially, I used the search terms "PAL to NTSC vertical squashing". Guess what the first result I got was? Your precious link from I tried many permutations of similar search terms and that link almost always came up first. The funny thing is though, I couldn't find any other information about the existence of such a shoddy converter.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of the many things that you've gotten wrong. Both in our sub-thread and in your many attempts to shout down others on this thread. If you recall, this conversation started regarding why I thought that the video conversion excuse for the fat Bin Laden tape was bullshit. So here's a few more things you got wrong:

You stated that analog video can not contain pixels: FAIL
You stated that NTSC and analog video in general does not have horizontal resolution: EPIC FAIL

Then you've got the nerve to tell me what I lack in terms of expertise in video. This coming from a person whose sole knowledge comes from having a room mate who worked with video :rofl:. Let me tell you something, either your room mate was an idiot, or you're an extremely shitty learner. I'm inclined to believe the latter. Now, I may only be a Senior IT Analyst, but I also work with video conversion (both analog and digital) on a weekly basis, and I've been doing this stuff since I was about 13 or so. At 14, I knew loads more than you know now about video. Analog video too, you probably aren't aware, but line doublers existed well before digital video was common. Oh, and you still haven't even attempted to tell me why shrub has never presented the smoking gun evidence he swore was just around the corner. Once again I'll give you a hint: Saying that he's done bad things in the past is NOT evidence. You also try to insult me for replying to you that I think there could be 3 possible explanations congruent with my thinking to explain the subsequent videos. I said I thought they could be faked, manipulated or possibly OBL thought it would be to his advantage to claim responsibility at that point. You have the unmitigated gall to try and lambaste me for that, yet your explanation for the original video is "He was fucking with us." Brilliant explanation, Einstein. I want Bin Laden's head on a platter too, no doubt he's a murderous bastard. The difference between you and I is that I'm not stupid enough to let my hatred of Bin Laden cloud my judgement enough that I'd allow Bush to start a preemptive war for his own benefit based upon that hate. I don't believe in the Bush Doctrine, YOU DO. Unless you start owning up to your many fails and start answering the questions I've posed to you, I'm through with you. Everyone else sees it, you don't.
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