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Happy Jail Netflix.

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Druk1, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Druk1
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    Druk1 Well-Known Member

    Binge watched this yesterday as it was - 11 with wind chill outside, shows the philippine judicial and penal systems as totally shambolic and corrupt, its more fun in the Philippines :rolleyes:
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  2. Kevin Taylor 1965
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    Hmm..... I can't comment as I can't watch this at the moment,,, I wonder if it's true to life...
  3. ChoiAndJohn
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    Looks interesting thank you I'm going to try and watch it. :)
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  4. Druk1
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    It's a fascinating insight into the corruption and brutality in the PI penal system, something I am sure Kevin can attest to first hand.
  5. Mattecube
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    Yes I watched it on Netflix a few month ago as you say corrupt, shambolic and not a place you want to be.
    Even working there must be soul destroying unless your amongst the corrupt.
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  6. Druk1
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    I think the corruption, as with many institutions in the PI ran from the top to the bottom, the beating scene was ridiculous, I think it was much worse than shown.
  7. Mattecube
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    Just been through the mini series of "The devil next door" Ivan the terrible and his trials, appeals deportation etc.
    Towards the end it posses the question were the Americans implicated in the harbouring of Nazis after the War? The reasoning being that they (the nazis) were and are anti communist and as such help protect the security of America.
    All in all a good mini series, that I found intriguing.
  8. John Stevens
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    Yes they were, we would not of got to the moon otherwise as well as being soft on Japanese war crimes, even ( arguably committing a few of their own) not that I blame them on that one the Japanese were bloody and brutal.

    Its was a time of great heroism and great evil with the thin line between the two bloody and blurred.
  9. Druk1
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    Some very good programs on Paul le roux on YouTube,and some of the murders he orchestrated in the Philippines.
  10. oss
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    How would you classify Hiroshima or Nagasaki, I know it ended the war but it didn't exactly place the US on the moral high ground.
  11. oss
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    Interesting that you know about Paul le Roux.

    One of the most elegant peices of software ever written, but the history of the man is truly shocking.
  12. Druk1
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    I knew about Paul le roux long before I saw him on YouTube,I always try to keep abreast of news back in the PI.
  13. John Stevens
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    The atomic bomb drops had a dual purpose one to end the war early the other was a warning to Starling, Truman had only just been give the job of president after the death of FDR so wanted to prove that he could be just as tough as FDR.

    Was it a war crime? Or retribution if it happened today it would be a war crime back then it was total war civilians were seen as a legitimate target by all sides.

    Japan was known for the brutal treatment of prisoners what is no as well known is the Americans would often not take prisoners (same for the rest of the allies)over the atrocities committed by the Japanese imperial army.
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    You mean Stalin ;)

    Yes I was aware of the other points.

    War crime, back then probably no, it was a brutal war, should they have demonstrated it instead maybe 10 or 15 miles from Tokyo, possibly.

    The fact remains that more than 100,000 people died in two moments a few days apart, the only good thing to come out of those deaths is the realisation that mutual extermination, while possible, is utterly insane.

    Who knows what the Americans might have done in Korea if the Russians hadn't had atomic weapons by that time.
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    They would of won and they would never of lost Vietnam.

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