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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:03 PM

Apologies my du friends

I’ve googled n still can’t get what Kracken is.. any help is appreciated .. hope I spelled it correctly

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Reply Apologies my du friends (Original post)
Deuxcents Jul 2021 OP
Mad_Machine76 Jul 2021 #1
Ocelot II Jul 2021 #2
madaboutharry Jul 2021 #10
Blue Dawn Jul 2021 #12
lagomorph777 Jul 2021 #16
hookaleft Jul 2021 #3
BlueSpot Jul 2021 #4
tblue37 Jul 2021 #5
Archae Jul 2021 #6
JohnSJ Jul 2021 #7
Chili Jul 2021 #8
Tanuki Jul 2021 #9
crickets Jul 2021 #11
FuzzyRabbit Jul 2021 #13
luckone Jul 2021 #14
Deuxcents Jul 2021 #15

Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:05 PM

1. The term applied to the lawsuits the Trump Legal team filed to somehow overturn the 2020 Election



They were so bad that the lawyers that pushed them are being sanctioned for them. Guiliani has even had his license suspended pending review over this and other legal chicanery.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:05 PM

2. The Kraken is a mythical sea monster from Norse folklore. It's like a giant squid.

You couldn't find it in google because it has no "c". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken TFG's lawyers used the term to suggest that they are dangerous and have many tentacles. Turned out they were just a serving of fried calamari.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:11 PM

10. Love your witty description.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:29 PM

12. I love it, too!

Made me laugh.....

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:19 AM

16. Now the term is used only sarcastically, means something more like "crackhead" or "cracked."

Or "asscrack."

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:06 PM

3. kraken

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken#:~:text=The%20kraken%20(%2F%CB%88kr,Greenland%20and%20terrorizes%20nearby%20sailors.


The kraken (/ˈkrɑːkən/)[1] is a legendary sea monster of gigantic size and cephalopod-like appearance in Scandinavian folklore. According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors. Authors over the years have postulated that the legend may have originated from sightings of giant squids that may grow to 13–15 meters (40–50 feet) in length. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. The kraken has been the focus of many sailors passing the North Atlantic and especially sailors from the Nordic countries. Throughout the centuries, the kraken has been a staple of sailors' superstitions and mythos.

*snip*

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:07 PM

4. Fabled sea monster...

So big it could grab an entire ship in its tentacles and pull it under.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:08 PM

5. Kraken. Beyond the Sidney Powell reference, the kraken is a mythological monster--

basically a super giant octopus or squid.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:08 PM

6. Two sources...

One is the movie, "Clash Of The Titans," original or remake, either one had a monster, a sea monster called a "Kraken."
And Zeus orders it released against cities and people to punish them.

Second was a giant squid, in the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movies.
Davey Jones controls it, and it can destroy ships.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:10 PM

8. Release the kraken!

Hope this helps!



From 2010 Clash of the Titans.

(oh man, I was slow! Already posted!)

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:10 PM

9. This may help:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/technology/release-the-kraken-a-catchphrase-for-unfounded-conspiracy-theory-trends-on-twitter.amp.html

"A catchphrase winking at an unfounded voter fraud conspiracy in the presidential election trended on Twitter on Tuesday morning as President Trump’s allies continued to contest the outcome of the election, which has been called for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The phrase, “Release the Kraken,” appeared on Twitter’s trending topics list on Tuesday, collecting nearly 100,000 tweets, pushed mostly by conservatives and far-right internet personalities. It is a catchphrase from the 1981 movie “The Clash of the Titans,” but this time it was used to signal an election fraud conspiracy on social media.

The conspiracy stems from a Fox Business Network appearance last Friday by Sidney Powell, a lawyer for the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn. During an interview with the host Lou Dobbs, Ms. Powell claimed that the president’s team had voluminous evidence that it planned to
release to overturn election results in key states.
....

"I’m going to release the Kraken,” Ms. Powell said."...(more)

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 10:15 PM

11. Sidney Powell-Kraken Connection

https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-55090145

The Kraken is a gigantic sea monster from Scandinavian folklore that rises up from the ocean to devour its enemies.

It's also become an internet meme representing a sprawling, unsubstantiated set of claims that purport to outline the case for widespread fraud in the US presidential election.

Pro-Trump groups including QAnon conspiracy theorists have amplified the idea under the hashtag #ReleaseTheKraken, and it's being widely shared by those supporting the legal campaign to challenge the election results.

Lawyer Sidney Powell - who was until recently part of Donald Trump's legal team and is now acting independently - has described the case she was mounting as a "Kraken" that, when released, would destroy the case for Democrat Joe Biden having won the US presidency.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:11 PM

13. The Kraken is Seattle's new hockey team.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 11:11 PM

14. Thanks for asking I never got what the recent use of The Kracken was all about . Now I do !

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:13 AM

15. And thanks for the replies

I try to keep up.. some of you have a good sense of humor and you’re appreciated. I’ve got family here for a while.. good dems but after a couple of days.. so, TY

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