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April 19, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been kicked to the curb

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:09 pm

There have been rumors for days, about Bill O’Reilly; finally the day has come: O’Reilly has been kicked out of his TV show.

You can read all about it in this news article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bill-oreilly-is-officially-out-at-fox-news/2017/04/19/74ebdc94-2476-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.5dae0cc9bd52

This all started when O’Reilly insulted Megan Kelly on his TV news show. The insult was something about “blood coming out of her what-ever.” Or was it Donald Trump who hurled that insult? Bill and the Donald are like two peas in a pod.

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player.

The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string of sexual harassment complaints against him. The questions about his conduct represented yet another black eye to Fox, which had dealt with a sexual harassment scandal involving its co-founder and then-chairman Roger Ailes, just last summer.

February 21, 2017

A preposition is not a word with which one should end a sentence

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:35 am

I recently wrote a blog post, on which I made a serious mistake in grammar when I ended a sentence with a preposition.

One of my readers offered to help me with my grammar.

This made me think about an old episode on the TV show “Beavis and Butt-head”, in which two FBI agents were having a conversation.

The first FBI agent said to his partner: “That’s the trailer they were jacking off in.”

The second FBI agent said: “You know better than to end a sentence with a preposition.”

Beavus and Butthead

Beavis and Butt-head

The first FBI agent then says: “Is that the trailer in which they were jacking off?”

In other words, there are some things that you just can’t write without ending your sentence with a preposition.

Technically this quote is from the movie “Beavis and Butt-Head do America”  based on the TV show.  I especially like the old lady in the movie.

February 19, 2017

Typesetter’s cabinet on the TV show “The Big Bang Theory”

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:03 pm

A few days ago, I watched a rerun of the very first episode of the TV show named “The Big Bang Theory”. The show takes place in an apartment that was first occupied by Sheldon Cooper.  Then Leonard Hoffstetter becomes Sheldon’s room mate after passing a test, where he answers Sheldon’s  science questions correctly.

In the very first episode, the furniture in Sheldon’s apartment consisted of two folding lawn chairs and a coffee table made from something which I am not able to identify. In the background, there is a chest of drawers, which I believe is a typesetter’s chest.

There are tiny drawers in the chest, that used to be filled with type, which was formerly used to set type for a newspaper. I know this because I used to live in a small town that had a newspaper that was actually set in type by hand, one letter at a time.

My next door neighbor was the editor of the newspaper. When I was 12 years old, she took me to visit the newspaper office where she used to set the type for the town newspaper. In her newspaper office was a chest of drawers like the one that is shown on The Big Bang TV show. This was my introduction to the newspaper business and I decided, then and there, that I wanted to be a newspaper editor some day.

Fortunately, I lived only 45 miles from the University of Missouri which had the only university in the world, at that time, which had a School of Journalism. As the saying goes, the rest is history. I actually took a class in typesetting by hand, at the University of Missouri.

But to get back to The Big Bang TV show, the typesetter’s drawers are never mentioned on the show. I would like to know the story behind the drawers, and why they are never mentioned on the show.

February 3, 2017

Nazi Killer Magic (AHC)

Filed under: Germany, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:44 am

I had a chance recently to watch a TV show on the American Heroes Channel, AHC, which was entitled “Nazi Killer Magic”.

Much of the show follows the typical AHC format.  It is made to look more “historical” by the flashing of a series of dates, which will be familuar to more sophisticated viewers. These dates are then followed by stock footage, which AHC seems to use again and again, in show after show.

I am particularly interested in Rudolf Hess and his relation to astrology and the occult.

Begin list of dates and players:

March 20th 1945 – Final assault on Berlin begins.  The show claims that Gobbles, the third Reich’s biggest skeptic turns to Astrology.

November 30th 1945 – Nuremberg trials, the show claims that any reference to the occult is forbidden from being admitted into evidence.

March 1917 – Story about how Hitler moved away from his fellow solders as if guided by divine providence, moments before a shell strikes.  (I have been trying to find the account of this incident in Mein Kampf but can’t seem to find it)

Erik Jan HanussenNamed as famous occultist in TV show.  Show claims that Hanussen was Hitler’s speaking coach. It is later reveled that he was a jew.

January 30th 1933 – Hitler comes to power.

Febuary 27th 1933 – Reichstag fire which the show claims Hanussen predicted.  He is killed soon after.

March 12th 1938 – Anschluss with Austria, first mention of the “spear of destiny“.

September 1st 1939 – given as the start of world war two, when England and France declare war on Germany.

November 1939 – Failed assassination attempt on Hitler.

Karl Ernst KraftAstrologer – the show mentions that Goebbels, with Kraft’s help, is using predictions of Nostradamus for propaganda purposes.

Alister Crowleymentioned as inventor of the V for victory sign used in England.

Minute 19 into the program

Here was one part of the show I actually found interesting.

The show claims that  British intelligence officers were targeting Hess, planting information that the stars were beckoning him to come to Germany.

Interestingly, the show claims that the name of the British “black ops” mission was “Operation Mistletoe.”

I had never heard these claims about British black ops astrologers targeting Hess before.  I am currently researching David Irving’s writing on the subject of Hess’s flight to Scotland.

Aktion Hess – The show talks about how after Hess flew to Scotland, all of the Astrologers in Germany were rounded up.  The show did have a good quip from Gobbles on the subject.  “Surprisingly not one of them predicted it.”

Hanns Hörbiger – World Ice Theory

June 22nd 1941 – Invasion of Russia, show claims timing of invasion based on Hanns Hörbiger .

December 1941 – Germans turned back at the gates of Moscow.  Lack of winter clothing recanted.

1943  World Ice Theory blamed, Hitler dreams that V2 rockets will hit Ice in space and supposedly cancels V2 program for a while.

Winter 1944 – Spring 1945 Werewolf program,  the show includes images of medieval Werewolves interspersed with actual Hitler Youth partisans.  It claims that the name of this program is rooted in the occult.

I think this part of the show might really appeal to Twitards.

March 23rd 1945, sound of wolf howling played on German radio.

Febuary 1945 -defeat inevitable, astrologers brought in.

Almost lastly, the show claims that Hitler’s death was a magical act, in view of the fact that he wanted his body to be burned.

April 25th 1945 – Show recounts Patton’s recapture of the spear of destiny in Nuremberg.  Claims that Patton believed in the spear of destiny.  Show recounts how the spear was placed six years earlier in a vault under the chapel in the castle in Nuremberg.

November 30th 1945. (again) Show recounts how Hess was not allowed to make a statement.  “Hess was silenced, and they Silenced forever” (at least they got that part right!)

That was the end of the show.

For those interested in further research it is interesting to note that Wikipedia currently takes a very skeptical view of Nazi occult theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism_and_occultism

January 31, 2017

January 31st, 1943 Paulus surrenders at Stalingrad

Filed under: Germany, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 10:48 am

Classic “World at War” episode 9 footage on the battle of Stalingrad.

In an earlier blog post I asked what happened on January 31, 1943.  I also asked about a song played in Germany on this sad day.The winners can now be announced:

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Paulus surrendered at Stalingrad. Those poor soldiers…and it was all Hitler’s fault.

Comment by brycesdaddy1105 — January 30, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

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For info, Bruckner’s beautiful adagio was played twice in Germany during WW2: on January 31, 1943, after Paulus surrendered, and on May 1, 1945, as prelude to the announcement of Hitler’s death by Karl Dönitz.

Comment by hermie — January 30, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

End winning comments.

I blogged about Paulus before; you can read more about him by clicking the link below:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/can-you-name-this-german-general/

January 26, 2017

Hitler’s Zombie Army (AHC)

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 2:56 pm

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I have just watched a TV show, on the American Hitler Channel (AHC), entitled “Hitler’s Zombie Army”.

I am not making this up; you can watch this show on demand on AHC until 1/31/2017. Better hurry, or you will miss it.

I must admit that I might have missed some of the Zombie footage, when I got up to make a sandwich.

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I thought that with all the anti-impotence drugs advertised in the frequent commercials, I would be able to get back before the show started again.  I was able to quickly pull up some Nazi Zombie pictures off the net, but these photos were not used in the show.

The show talks a lot about Karl Maria Wiligut who you can read about on Wikipedia by clicking here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Maria_Wiligut

I noticed that many of the photos on the show looked exactly like my photos of the Wewelsburg castle on my website:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/WewelsburgCastle/Castle.html

On my visit to the Castle, I took numerous photos, in spite of the signs that warned against taking photos there.  The first sign that warned against taking photos was just before you reach the entrance. A guard who was standing there told me not to take any photos. He said that if I wanted photos of the Castle, I could buy them in the gift shop later.

In spite of all these warnings, I took numerous photos. My camera just kept going off because I was holding my camera by the flashgun which was equipped with a solenoid button. That’s the way that newspaper photographers do it.

The show featured the General’s Hall, which you can see on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/WewelsburgCastle/SSGeneralsHall.html

I even took photos of the crypt where Nazi Generals were buried. This was strictly forbidden, but I did it anyway.

You can see photos of the crypt on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/WewelsburgCastle/Vault2.html

When I left the Wewelsburg Castle, there was a man standing at the exit. He was interviewing tourists to see how much they had learned on their visit.

I was able to answer all the questions, from the Jewish point of view, so I passed the test with flying colors, and I didn’t get arrested.

 

Hitler:The Monster (updated)

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 9:14 am

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Robert Cintino made an interesting comment on the TV show entitled “Hitler:The Monster” which was shown on the American Heroes Channel (AHC).

Begin quote from Cintino:

“There is no paper trail linking Adolf Hitler to the holocaust and this is an extraordinary thing in such a highly bureaucratic state that kept meticulous records of every single minor activity.”

End quote from Cintino

I wrote about this in an earlier blog post but I wanted to include an exact quote from the TV show, in this update on the subject.

Begin quote from my earlier blog post:

One interesting aspect of this series is that it addresses the issue of the fact that there is little or no evidence, in the written German records of the time period, that Hitler ordered the Holocaust.  This idea was first brought to light by the research of David Irving, when he offered a cash bonus to anybody who could find a written order from Hitler regarding the Holocaust. Irving’s offer was considered a serious act of Holocaust Denial.

The show never mentions David Irving, nor introduces the topic of Holocaust denial.  Yet, on the latest episode of the show, a whole group of Holocaust historians basically admitted that Irving was right.  Maybe all these Historians should be put in jail; if they get a lawyer and try to defend themselves, their lawyer should be put in jail as well.  They have, in part, vindicated the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving!

End quote from earlier blog post

Maybe we should let poor Cintino out of jail on probation.  For one thing, he is a visiting professor at the United States Army War College.

Cintino is actually a very good writer and I have learned that he has written many good books on military history.  You can follow the link below to read some of his comments about Stalingrad.

http://ww2history.com/experts/Robert_Citino/Stalingrad

But I still think that, before David Irving, this would have been Holocaust denial: saying that Hitler did not order the Holocaust in writing.

December 30, 2016

Hitler’s infamous dinner on January 25, 1942

Filed under: Germany, movies, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 4:52 pm

I have a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.  While I was at the University, I learned that every story has two sides, and that both sides must be told.  While I do sometimes editorialize — in my blog post today, I want to provide an example of journalistic writing, which presents both sides of the story.

In modern times, in the context of the Holocaust, this method of covering a story is known as Holocaust denial, and you can go to jail for Holocaust denial in a rapidly growing number of countries.

In an earlier blog post I talked about a television show entitled “Hitler:The Monster”.  Among other things, in the older blog post, I talked about the dramatization of a dinner meeting, which allegedly took place on Jan 23, 1943.  On the AHC program, they make it sound like this meeting is the smoking gun, in which Hitler gave his blessing for mass murder.

David Irving recalls a meeting on Jan 25th 1942, that was attended by Himmler, Lammers, and Colonel Hans Zeitzler. The following quote is from page 496 in the 2002 version of David Irving’s book entitled “Hitler’s War” [according to Heinrich Heim’s record].

Here are the words spoken by Hitler at the infamous dinner:

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If I extract the Jew today our citizens get uneasy: “what’s happening to him, then?” But did these same people care one hoot what happened to the Germans who had to emigrate? We’ve got to get it over fast; it’s no better to pull a tooth a bit at a time over three months — once it’s out, the agony is over. The Jew’s got to get out of Europe. Otherwise we will never reach a European consensus. He’s the worst troublemaker, every where. And really: am I not in fact terrifically humane?   During the papal tyranny in Rome the Jews were maltreated. Up to 1830 they hounded 8 Jews through the city on asses every year.  All I say “He’s got to get out”. If he goes for a Burton [kaputt geht] in the process, I can’t help it. I do see one thing however: their absolute elimination [absolute Austottung] if they won’t leave willingly.

End quote

The American Heroes Channel offers a different version, insinuating that it was at this fateful dinner that Hitler ordered the Holocaust verbally, or at least blessed it.  The show cuts to a dinner scene, while sinister violin music plays.

Begin quote from the show

The announcer says, January 23rd 1942, Hitler invites SS chief Himmler and other senior aids for a quiet meal.  According to his staffs official memos, private moments like this provided the Fuhrer with the perfect opportunity to give the Holocaust his blessing without issuing a direct order.

Robert Citino Continues, saying that

“They are having a fine meal, immaculate table cloth, everything just a so very civilized encounter in which the conversation turns as it often does with Hitler to the Jews.”

Guy Walters Continues, saying that

“The talk is chilling, its not bureaucratic, but Hitler is saying things like, if I had to say to the Jews, could you just go voluntarily and they said they didn’t want to then I would see no other option than extermination.”

Robert Citino continues, saying that

“Notice here how Hitler doesn’t tell anyone to do something specific, he allows those around the table to draw their own conclusion.”

End Quote from show.

The show then goes on to talk about the Wannsee conference, but out of chronological order.   I have blogged about the Wannsee conference several times:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/wannsee-conference/

Could Hitler have only blessed the Holocaust, AFTER the Wannsee conference, not before it?

To quote, out of context, a famous comment from the show, “there were so many parts of it that just didn’t add up.”

December 29, 2016

Henriette Von Schirach on AHC

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:34 pm
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Henriette von Schirach

In episode 5 of their new series about Hitler on the American Heroes Channel, titled “Hitler:The Monster”, around six minutes into the episode, an incident at the Berghof, involving the beautiful Henriette von Schirach, is discussed.  In the show, it was claimed that Henriette was banished from the Berghof for bringing up the “brutalization of Jewish women in Amsterdam”.  In the words often repeated in the show: “but it was all a lie.”  She was back at the Berghof the next evening, where events caused her to leave with her husband in a huff, never to return again, for a completely different reason.

A different account of the incident, which took place in late June 23rd and 24th, 1943, is recorded in the 2002 version of David Irving’s book “Hitler’s War” on page 595.

Begin Quote:

The ‘Jewish Problem’ was taboo at the Berghof… Bauder von Schirach and his pretty wife Henrietta were in Hitler’s house party.  They joined the fireside circle, slumped into the deep armchairs in the semi-darkness.  While Hitler sipped his special tea and the others their wine or cognac, Henriette exclaimed that she had just witnessed at Amsterdam the loading of Jews into open trucks for deportation.

‘Do you know about it?’ she asked.  ‘Do you permit it?”

Hitler retorted, ‘They are being driven 0ff to work, so you needn’t pity them.  Meantime our soldiers are fighting and dying on the battlefields!’  Later he added, ‘Let me tell you something.  This is a set of scales’ -and he put up a hand on each side like pans. -‘Germany has lost half a million of her finest manhood on the battle field.  Am I to preserve and minister to these others?  I want something of our race to survive a thousand years from now’  He reproached her: ‘You must learn how to hate!’

The Schirachs were still there the next evening, June 24, when Goebbels wickedly brought the fireside conversation around to Vienna.  Until after four A.M. Hitler drew savage comparisons between Schirach’s Viennese and Goebbels’s Berliners until tears welled up in Henriette’s eyes: the Berliners, he said, were hard-working, intelligent, and politically shrewd.  Goebbels wrote, ‘Frau von Schirach in particular acted like a silly cow…and later summed up her unhappiness by saying that she wanted to go back to Munich with her husband and would the Fuhrer send [Gaulieter] Giesler to Vienna instead.’  ‘Tell me,’ Hitler challenged her, ‘is your husbnd our Reich representative in Vienna-or is he Vienna’s man in the Reich?’  The Schirachs departed in a huff the same night, and never saw Hitler again.

End Quote

In the notes section on page 912 in his book, Irving cites five different sources for his account including both Schirachs.  While I agree that it is brutal to load Jewish women into trucks to take them to work, [the film footage of women being abused does not show them being loaded into a truck.] clearly Henrietta and her husband did not leave the Berghof immediately after her question about the final solution.

On the show Guy Walters claimed that on the 23rd “He [Hitler] just orders her out, and she left in tears never to be seen at the Berghof again.”  Clearly, if we can believe Goebbels’ account, she was still there the next night, on June 24th, acting like a silly cow.

December 28, 2016

Hitler: The Fall

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 10:45 am

I had my first opportunity to watch the final installment of the six part Hitler series, entitled “The Fall”.  In preparation for my analysis of this series, I re-read David Irving’s book, Hitler’s War, the 2002 updated version.

The final episode starts with the aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6th 1944, on what is called D-Day, and ends with Hitler’s suicide in his Berlin Bunker at the end of April 1945.

This is a great deal of history to cover in a one-hour show with lots of commercials.  Important topics include the aftermath of D-day landing, the July 20th, 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler, fall of France, the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s rapidly declining health, the Yalta Conference, the final Battle for Berlin, Hitlers marriage to Eva during the last days in the bunker, and their final suicide in the bunker after all was lost.

I would say, all in all, it was a pretty good summery of the final days of World War Two, which might be valuable for college students, who are ignorant in History, to learn about these important topics.

Most of the accounts on the final episode agree with the accounts written  by David Irving, although the show seems to have, as it’s main thesis, that Hitler was the most evil man that ever lived, while Irving simply recounts the facts of history.

The show selects the same dividing line, the D-day invasion, as Irving does for section VII of his book entitled “The Worms Turn”.  Irving concludes his book with the final section VIII Endkampf which covers the final collapse and Hitler’s suicide in his Berlin bunker.

Hitler’s doctor, Morrell, left us detailed records of Hitler’s declining health and his use of a large number of medications.  Irving’s book does a great job of citing individual entries 0f Dr. Morrel’s records, but I think that the show also did a very good job in documenting Hitler’s declining health on film.

In addition to Hitlers War, Irving also dedicated an entire other book to Dr. Morrell, and both books do a good job of telling the story of Hitler’s rapidly declining health, near the end of the war.

A little background here might be appropriate, for some of my younger readers, about my next observation.  One of Hitler’s best generals, General Rommel believed that the key to repelling an invasion was to strike quickly and not let the invading forces establish a beach head.  Irving writes on page 681 about D-day, “the Allies had established a beachhead …some 15 miles wide and two miles deep inland.”

He continues “Thus by the time Hitler’s war conference began, the Battle of France was already lost – if Rommel’s dictum about defeating the enemy on the beaches had meant anything.”

The very ending of the episode before Hitler:The Fall, called Hitler:The Monster also claims that Hitler’s over sleeping on D-day had a significant effect.  This comes in the final minute of Hitler:The Monster, but if you are watching a marathon, this bleeds right into the final episode.

I watched most of the entire six part marathon, and observed that the series never mentioned the word “typhus”, as far as I could tell, and spent no time documenting the mass rape of German women after the fall of Berlin. Although the series does mention the firebombing of Hamburg on July 27th 1943; there was very little talk about the attacks on German civilians by the firebombing of a different city in Germany every day and every night during that period.

But all in all, I would say that the last episode of the series provided a fairly good short one-hour history of the time from D-Day to the fall of Berlin.

I welcome comments by anyone else, who saw the show.

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