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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Who are Thatcher and Sledge on Rainbow Six Siege?


The recent addition of Thatchers elite skin has confirmed suspicions of where Thatcher came from and further research has a reference to Sledge. The new Thatcher elite skin is called Operation Nimrod.  If you dont know what Operation Nimrod is then you have to watch the movie called 6 Days . Operation Nimrod was considered one of the most successful counter-terrorism operations to date.  The movie is really good. Not only does the name of the skin give us a clue, but Thatchers uncovered face shows us some unique facial hair.

Six Days isn't just a movie; it was based on an event in the 1980's.  The event is spelled out in a documentary by National Geographic embedded below. Remember that unique facial hair mentioned above? Thatcher makes his way into the documentary not as a reenactor, but as a participant telling about his experience during Operation Nimrod.  Thatcher or John McAleese makes his first appearance in the documentary at 16:05. You can jump ahead and check out the resemblance, but I encourage you to watch the full video.  It is really interesting.


But what about Sledge. An actual sledgehammer was used on the back side of the building to make entry when they were unable to use shaped charges.  Why were they unable to blow the window.  It is best seen in the movie.  The crew in the rear had a difficult time making entry.  The man wielding the sledgehammer was named Bob.

Other references to Operation Nimrod:
The embassy balcony that is assaulted looks a lot like the balcony on the embassy map in R6. 
Thatchers original outfit has a 1980's style look to it.  It looks just like the accurate period gear in 6 Days.
Thatcher gets his name from Margaret Thatcher who was the Prime Minister of England at the time of Operation Nimrod.
Thatchers bio indicates that he took part in Operation Nimrod.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The worlds most mysterious ancient books documentary collection

We have compiled a list of the most mysterious books known in the world today.  With each book we have included legitimate documentaries that will tell you about them if you have not heard of them. We have tried to include legitimate sources or well produced videos.  Even if you know what you are searching for, filtering out all the bizarre ideas and thoughts of any weirdo with a webcam can be annoying.
The books may be significant or just curiosities. Regardless, learning about them and the history surrounding them is interesting. This is a convenient list of the books and documentaries listed by producer.
**All links link to YouTube.




Voynich Manuscript
"The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and it may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912." -Wikipedia

Videos by:
BBC
National Geographic
Voynich Code - The Worlds Most Mysterious Manuscript (Unknown, but well made)



Codex Gigas or Devils Bible
"The Codex Gigas is the largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript in the world, at 92 cm (36 in) long. It is also known as the Devil's Bible because of a very unusual full-page portrait of the devil, and the legend surrounding its creation." -Wikipedia

Videos by:
National Geographic Version 1
National Geographic Version 2 (most recent)







Book of Enoch
"The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. The older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) of the text are estimated to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC." -Wikipedia

Videos by:
History Channel






Zohar
"The Zohar is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah. It is a group of books including commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah (the five books of Moses) and scriptural interpretations as well as material on mysticism, mythical cosmogony, and mystical psychology. The Zohar contains discussions of the nature of God, the origin and structure of the universe, the nature of souls, redemption, the relationship of Ego to Darkness and "true self" to "The Light of God", and the relationship between the "universal energy" and man. Its scriptural exegesis can be considered an esoteric form of the Rabbinic literature known as Midrash, which elaborates on the Torah." -Wikipedia

Videos by:
History Channel




Nag Hammadi Library
"The Nag Hammadi library is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945." -Wikipedia

Videos by:
Science Channel









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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Where to find Waffle House Sauce


Do you miss Waffle House Sauce?  If you do then you arent alone.  People have been lamenting Waffle Houses streamlining of their product line not to mention their bi-annual price raises. 
Well fear not because I have two easy to acquire items for you that are a great substitute.

Waffle House Sauce was originally made by Heinz.  Heinz doesnt have any similar products easily found on Amazon or in local stores.  Other makers, however, have suitable options.

The first can easily be acquired from local groceries stores.
Aioli Kraft Chipolte

The second can be gotten from anywhere via Amazon.
Just Chipolte Mayo
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