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Old 10-27-11, 01:16 AM   #21
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Re: Homeland (Showtime)

Woo Hoo! Thanks Xan!
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Old 10-27-11, 02:37 AM   #22
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I had a problem even watching this show, (the whole "returning veterans may be terrorists" BS), but I did nonetheless. That said, I have the following to offer...

If anyone recalls, he was seen moving his fingers in a repetitive pattern which she suspected may be a signal of some kind or even a code. And then had video of him doing so analyzed. But they determined it was not a code of any kind, which is true.

However, I quickly realized what it was even before then, as would anyone who has spent time in the middle east or any Muslim country.

He was counting Muslim prayer beads which are fingered in such a repetitive manner in order to keep track of how many prayers have been said so more attention can be given to the prayers themselves rather than having to keep track.

They too should have immediately recognized this.
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Old 10-27-11, 08:12 AM   #23
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Whoa cool. Nice catch Badger. Maybe that is still to come? I was hoping she would find out about him praying in the garage somehow. Maybe notice the mat. But, no such luck.
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Old 10-27-11, 08:30 AM   #24
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Thanks.

She did find the rug but to her it was simply a rug and she put it back down. Then she found the bowl in the sink, looked at it, then put it back down as well. Look up the term "Wudu" if you want to learn more regarding the significance of the bowl.

And she ran an (unauthorized) op in Iraq?

Oh, I'm sure all of these things will come up again. That's why they showed them to us.

I'm still not completely convinced he's a turncoat. And the fact he's apparently converted to Islam is of course insufficient evidence by itself. He may even be running his own op, independently of
the government. And one can't argue that he lacks motivation.

Not making any claims. Just throwing it out there.
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Old 11-03-11, 02:30 AM   #25
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I've been watching since the beginning, and as a mystery it's a wonderful show. There's a lot of tension, unanswered questions, and suspicious behavior on many fronts. That said, I still don't feel comfortable watching it. Maybe it's a little close to home? I'm not sure, something about it, perhaps as Badger said it's the whole US soldier possibly being turned, that makes me uncomfortable. Maybe that's the entire intention of the creators. Even up through this most recent episode I'm still not convinced he's turned though if he's not, they're certainly going out of their way to make us think he is. For the record, I'd have only let Brody in that room if he and the prisoner were separated by a wall of glass. Why take the chance? Even is Brody was 100% not turned, I wouldn't blame him a bit for taking that chance to kill one of his captors. Hell, I'd have a hard time not turning the other way.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime)

Spoiler: Next week's Preview




I think the show WANTS you to feel uncomfortable Brian!

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Re: Homeland (Showtime)

It is hard for me to watch some shows and not look past them and see what's, in my mind at least, an agenda. Often one that is clearly Hollywood liberal.

For example, in this show the aforementioned returning veterans as possible terrorists, which as you may recall was something put forth rather recently by the DHS.

Even in The Walking Dead there is an anti-gun message, although one could argue it is subtle. For example, early on they bypassed AR's in lieu of pistols, a shotgun and a scoped bolt action rifle. And even when at or near the CDC, where a lot of military weapons such as M4's and the necessary 5.56 ammo would have been readily obtainable, they made no attempt to look for it or even suggest it.

Myself and others believe this is simply due to the fact they do not want to show such weapons as being necessary, even in a za. Nevermind the fact the AR platform is currently the most commonly owned rifle in the country with more of them in private hands than any firearm sold in the last fifty years.
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good epi....but don't know if I like the angle it is taking
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Old 11-08-11, 09:01 AM   #29
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The reveal in the latest episode left me with my mouth literally open in shock and I couldn't close it nor stop till the end. Is he a sociopath now due to his brutal treatment? They're the only ones I know who can beat a lie detecter. Damn this show is good!! You can't trust anyone! For a minute there they even had me doubting Sol!!
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Yes, good scene regarding the Polygraph exam. I liked the look on her face just before she walked out.

That said, one need not be a sociopath, or anything else for that matter, in order to pass a Polygraph exam. Doing so merely requires an understanding of how they're administered. Much of which has to do with trickery and contol questions which are designed to elicit an expected response. And the methodology used in Polygraph exams has no basis in the scientific method.

Nevertheless, many people have been trained to 'pass' a Polygraph exam as it's actually fairly easy to do.
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