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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    He was actually, physically castrated? Just for being gay? In Britain?


    Astonishing. Appalling also.
    Chemically castrated, later took his life. This "pardon" does him relatively no good. It's just a PR move.
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    What happened to him was a disgrace, the man shortened the war and saved many many many thousands, if not hundreds of thousands or more lives and he should have been treated like a hero, not like a criminal.
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Chemically castrated, later took his life. This "pardon" does him relatively no good. It's just a PR move.
    No, I think it is important. It should not be just swept under the carpet because he is dead but we need to learn how barbaric the treatment was done to someone who did so much for everyone.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    Considering he saved Britian. the royal Family.
    Everything on that island.

    He won the war for Britian and USA.

    And this is how they repay him...............................

    Actually I would prefer The island being part of 2013 Nazi germany, then we would not have to put up with Murdoc and phone hacking................
    One man won the war? Interesting. Those guys on Higgins boats must of been for show I guess.

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    One man won the war? Interesting. Those guys on Higgins boats must of been for show I guess.
    Those guys were lead by people that knew exactly what the enemy was up to. And even if you have inferior weapons, and a smaller army, if you know
    what your enemy is up too, and his weakness, you will win.

    And they knew because of Turing.

    Just like the Manhatten project people saved about 500,000 + American lives. (averting the invastion of Japan)
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It was a rather barbaric act in and of itself in the first place. i don't know if it's a win for the "gay agenda", it's just decency in general.
    It's nothing of the sort. A win for decency would have been not to do it in the first place. They were wholly indecent and waiting until long after the guy is dead to apologize for something they never should have done in the first place is pretty damn hollow.
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    I suppose the phrase "better late than never" could apply here. I guess.
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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post



    Exactly what is the 'gay agenda'? (According to you.)

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    Re: Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    Those guys were lead by people that knew exactly what the enemy was up to. And even if you have inferior weapons, and a smaller army, if you know
    what your enemy is up too, and his weakness, you will win.

    And they knew because of Turing.

    Just like the Manhatten project people saved about 500,000 + American lives. (averting the invastion of Japan)

    He helped win the war he wasn't solely responsible for the fall of the Nazis as you previously suggested, just a another small part in a huge war effort from all the allied countries.
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