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What in the hell did I just see? Are they making a sacrifice to the gods with this tunnel?

Thread is officially derailed, for good reason.
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Originally Posted by Joe Schmoe View Post

Only in Europe can things like this happen. If it were here in the states it would've been delayed by the usual bureaucracy and incompetence that keeps us from doing anything.

And by the way, I would never get on that thing. Sounds like a death trap if something were to ever happen midway through that tunnel.

believe me this happens in europe a lot as well. Like the new huge airport in Berlin
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You know, when I posted this I was about half way through the ceremony and everything was only mildly weird in a typical modern art way but, man oh man, things took a dark turn at the 6:07:00 mark. Baphomet and angels, Egyptian scarabs and all seeing eyes. Lol, I'm dumbfounded. If these NATO leaders in attendance wanted to scare the crap out of even the most vaguely religious people all over the world, this is pretty much how you'd want to do it.

I'm trying to reconcile this is as mere bad taste. But damn.

Dude, when you said Baphomet, angels and scarabs, I was sure you were probably speaking to something with a vague likeness. After watching however, holy mother of god, that is exactly what they brought on stage. What the hell were they thinking with this. Seems like some demented occult ritual praising the the supernatural power that allowed them to accomplish this feat. That was incredibly disturbing.

Nice tunnel though. thumb.gif
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Dude, when you said Baphomet, angels and scarabs, I was sure you were probably speaking to something with a vague likeness. After watching however, holy mother of god, that is exactly what they brought on stage. What the hell were they thinking with this. Seems like some demented occult ritual praising the the supernatural power that allowed them to accomplish this feat. That was incredibly disturbing.

Nice tunnel though. thumb.gif

Maybe they made sacrifices (9 workers died) to complete this tunnel? tongue.gif
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I would comment but Mookster said it all.

 

I saw the rehearsals on RT and I knew exactly what this ceremony was. Celebrating the grand opening of a technological feat is one thing but this ceremony leaves no doubt as to their intentions.

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Only in Europe can things like this happen. If it were here in the states it would've been delayed by the usual bureaucracy and incompetence that keeps us from doing anything.

And by the way, I would never get on that thing. Sounds like a death trap if something were to ever happen midway through that tunnel.
Well Swiss is not in EU so they can do that. Otherwise in EU things take forever, get delayed, never finish, break down, ... stamps run out and prolong project by years because some doodooo can't make a new stamp in 1 day and needs a year for it, ...


The performance at the end is awful it's like watching some communist propaganda or hippies in the 60s gone bad on some drug.
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Well Swiss is not in EU so they can do that.
Yeah, I'm not sure if many other countries would have finished a project like this in such a short amount of time.

Maybe those human sacrifices helped. Hah. I was half expecting it to go that route once things started getting a bit more intense.
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Yeah, I'm not sure if many other countries would have finished a project like this in such a short amount of time.

Maybe those human sacrifices helped. Hah. I was half expecting it to go that route once things started getting a bit more intense.

The Swiss actually have a long history of being really, really good at this. They made most of the automated machinery that has been used to dig most of the world's longest tunnels going back to the late 1800's, so I'm not surprised by this. It's sort of become a national hobby by now.

That ceremony though.... That's..... New....
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WHY ARE THERE PENGUINS?! WHY ARE THE PENGUINS TIES SPINNING?!

I'm out. My caffeine hasn't kicked in yet, i can't handle this.
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Thats a lot of trains. Almost 14 per hour.
Thats 4 trains in the tunnel at all times...
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