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by engr
Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... -site.html
Dutch PM is asking Ukrainian president to stop fighting near the crash site and let European experts do their job.
by engr
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Don't forget my fellow Russians, there's no way these rebellious heroes of Eastern Ukraine could have shot down the plane. After all, it was filled with corpses beforehand Don't forget my fellow Ukrainians, people in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa burned themselves to death (and they all had R...
by engr
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

They've also noted that the wreckage has been tampered with. Europeans have already confirmed that flight recorders were not tampered with. Though it took a while. Yeah, I mean, why did it take so long to collect thousands of human remains' fragments spread over a large territory (not all wreckage ...
by engr
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

sardia wrote:Russia starts shelling Ukraine.


Wow, that must really suck when someone is constantly shelling your territory and killing your civilians, doesn't it?
by engr
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

So, after all the "oh noes, the rebels are taking bodies snd flight recorders somewhere! They are not letting experts near wreckage!!" hand-wringing, it turns out that: 1. OSCE experts are working on the crash site. In fact, foreign represenratives have been there since last week. 2. Train...
by engr
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

It would be even more strange for rebels to do this kind of thing intentionally. Russia made it clear that it is not interested in initiating a military operation in Ukraine. Heck, even before the start of the civil war, Putin openly disapproved of referendums in Donetsk and Lugansk, and when the re...
by engr
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Russia invited OSCE observers to Russia/Ukraine border after Russian border checkpoints and local villages were repeatedly shelled from Ukrainian territory during the last few days. There was one civilian fatality and multiple injuries.
by engr
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554964

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

When there was ground invasion last time (I guess I was maybe in high school?), what I remember is that there were practically no Western journalists present; news seemed to have only video material of reporters filming each other, IDF personnel and Gaza border from some hilltops and proportionally...
by engr
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Meh, knowing Russian and Ukrainian isn't exactly helping me here... more like it causes an overload of contradictory information. Official Russian side actually isn't blaming Ukrainians yet (except for the general "if Kiev wasn't waging war on their own people, that wouldn't happen"). The ...
by engr
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

If it's a false flag operation, it would be strange for the seperatists to be announcing it. I'm leery of "it's totes those other guys, conspiracy something something". I'm leery of this too, but right now all we have it "it's totes those other guys" from both sides. As far as w...
by engr
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22490

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

A lot of speculations going around in Russian and Ukrainian media. Ukrainian officials uploaded an alleged intercept of radio talks between rebels, basically "oh shit, that was a civilian plane we shot down". I am very skeptical about it, since the persons on tape say that the plane was sh...
by engr
Wed May 28, 2014 11:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49507

Re: Isla Vista shooting

Check your PM.
by engr
Tue May 27, 2014 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49507

Re: Isla Vista shooting

Involuntary by definition means it is somebody's will other than your own. How is that not blaming someone else? And if you are acknowledging that it's not "involuntary," then why on earth would you use that term? Please feel free to link to one of these "incel" forums that are ...
by engr
Tue May 27, 2014 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49507

Re: Isla Vista shooting

The thing is, that's hard to believe. What, that some men can't find a sexual partner without paying for the privilege? It's harder than it seems. There are millions of women, but not where you are. How many women do you know, how many are possible partners, and how do you approach them? The dance ...
by engr
Tue May 27, 2014 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49507

Re: Isla Vista shooting

'Voluntary' simply distinguishes people who are celibate for religious or other personal reasons (asexual, etc.) from people who would love to engage in a romantic or sexual relationship but whose unattractiveness and/or psychological problems prevent them from doing so. We are very much aware that ...
by engr
Tue May 27, 2014 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49507

Re: Isla Vista shooting

(And "incel" means "involuntary celibacy", a fancy made-up name for people who made a whole identity out of not getting the sex they feel they should be getting.) How many incels have you actually talked to? Incels, or whatever term you prefer, are people with severe romantic re...
by engr
Wed May 14, 2014 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4632
Views: 724530

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So another Kony is running around northern Nigeria, with a group called Boko Haram. So far nearly 300 girls have been kidnapped/raped, and Nigeria is asking the rest of the world for assistance. What can actually be done? For what it's worth, I think it's one of these rare cases where international...
by engr
Wed May 14, 2014 2:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Or, just maybe, you're full of shit Engr First you claim Russian propaganda is lies and there is no evidence. When you are presented with evidence, you claim that these are "just pictures" and "just youtube videos", and that you want to see some non-Russian journalists support i...
by engr
Wed May 14, 2014 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Some reading for the "it's not in Western media, so it's Russian propaganda" folks. Huffington Post: The Neo-Nazi Question in Ukraine Michael Hughes Foreign Policy Analyst The Neo-Nazi Question in Ukraine The Obama administration has vehemently denied charges that Ukraine's nascent regime ...
by engr
Sun May 04, 2014 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched
Replies: 83
Views: 14828

Re: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched

There is no foolproof, painless way to kill someone. Even suicides, which are committed by people who have vast interest in dying quickly and painlessly, are botched all the time. The reality is that majority of humans in the world do not die peacefully and painlessly. This man raped two girls, shot...
by engr
Sat May 03, 2014 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Peaceful anti-government protesters burned alive in Odessa. Oh come on Ormurinn, obviously that didn't happen because it's Russian media that's reporting it. Until we hear it from the talking heads on CNN and BBC, this is all complete bullshit and Russian propaganda. This AP video is also bullshit,...
by engr
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

There's no arguing with Engr here. He has a completely different view of this conflict than we do. Maybe he's right, and our view is the fabrication of every non-russian media in the world (though I doubt it). But we're not about to convince him, and he's not about to convince us, so this whole arg...
by engr
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Back in the real world, however, there are no "Western puppets" and there is no ethnic cleansing taking place. Yeah, the coup leaders were just holding meetings with Western representatives during the coup and their electorate kept chanting "hang Russians". Nothing to see here, ...
by engr
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

EMTP wrote:They are different in that one of them is being run by the Russian special forces


Yeah, these ones are Russians puppets and demand a popular referendum, and the other ones are Western puppets and demand government overthrow (they refused early elections offer) and ethnic cleansing.
by engr
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

I see extreme right-wing nationalist militias who are openly threatening ethnic Russians with violence... Where? Where do you see them? This is exactly the thing Russian news channels want you to believe. There's a joke going around here that these extreme right-wing nationalists are like chupacabr...
by engr
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

The pro-Russian rallies were left in peace while the anti-Russian ones were dispersed. There are troops everywhere in Crimea, and the non-Russians for the most part are staying home in part as a protest. Looks like enough evidence to say that voter intimidation is going on. I kept patiently waiting...
by engr
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plot by extremists to 'Islamise' UK secular state education
Replies: 24
Views: 5343

Re: Plot by extremists to 'Islamise' UK secular state educat

Im seeing a bit of a double standard. This forum breaks out in a feeding frenzy over U.S intelligent design proponents infiltrating the curriculum. Islamic fundamentalists engaging in the same behaviour as christian ones? Nothing to see here, right wing meeja dontcha know... I think you haven't bee...
by engr
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ADHD is not a real disease
Replies: 88
Views: 19425

Re: ADHD is not a real disease

In the present instance, going back to the liver-pill circular, I had the symptoms, beyond all mistake, the chief among them being “a general disinclination to work of any kind.” What I suffer in that way no tongue can tell. From my earliest infancy I have been a martyr to it. As a boy, the disease...
by engr
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Are you against Western support of Ukraine solely due to ideological grounds? Because there's a lot more to this than 'he said, she said ethnic cleansing'. For one thing, you're completely ignoring the impulsive nature of the decision to invade Crimea. You're painting Ukrainians who don't support R...
by engr
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Because countries tend to do what's in their best interest, and Putin has made it clear it's not in a country's interest to have ethnic Russians. Having ethnic Russians is fine. It's not in country's interests to threaten ethnic Russians with violence. It's not in country's best interests to have s...
by engr
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

And exit polls say 93% in favor of Russian union. Good ol' vote rigging to the rescue. Also brilliant. Too many votes in favor of Russia? That's gotta be vote rigging, there can't be such an overwhelming majority. Narrow margin, still in favor of Russia? That's definitely vote rigging! Referendum r...
by engr
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Another issue. Got a bunch of Russians living in your country? Better get rid of them before Russia decides it needs to protect them. But if you actively begin 'getting rid of them', no doubt the Russian government would consider that the very proof they need to be protected by Russia. Brilliant. W...
by engr
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Turchynov vetoed that bill, so Russian remains an official language. And it's worth remembering (I'm gonna keep saying this) that part of the reason that Crimea is so predominately ethnic Russian is that the Soviet Union shipped Crimean Tatars to Uzbekistan, with almost half of them dying in the pr...
by engr
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 161064

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

As an American whose native language is Russian and who is of Russian-Ukrainian-Jewish-and-who-knows-what-else origin, I've been following the situation somewhat, from media and from talking to Ukrainians. Some thoughts about this mess... 1. Ukraine is sharply divided. In the Southern and Eastern re...
by engr
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554964

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

I guess to me, to name yourself "Palestinian" though is peculiarly inclusive of Jews. From what I remember, during the British mandate that word was used primarily for the Jewish immigrants to today's Israel/Palestine. It is said that Golda Meir liked to troll leftists by showing her Brit...
by engr
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Nelson Mandela
Replies: 36
Views: 4819

Re: RIP Nelson Mandela

He managed to guide SA from Apartheid to a functioning democracy without the entire country with relatively little bloodshed Yeah. No bloodshed, just burning people (mostly other blacks, who weren't radical enough) alive in the name of ANC, with silent approval of Nelson Mandela and open approval o...
by engr
Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11671

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

You mean to tell me that if I oppose gay rights, dozens of young attractive topless Hispanic women will all throw their underwear in my face and touch me and rub me with their bodily fluids? No wonder why people are homophobic... So spitting in someone's face, spray paint in their eyes, yelling ins...
by engr
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism
Replies: 81
Views: 11671

Re: Daily Dose of Fundamentalism

Religious fundamentalists vs. LGBT rights activists . The people who are standing still are crazy, intolerant fundamentalist religious fanatics. The people who spray spit in their faces, spray-paint them, and draw crosses on their foreheads, are tolerant, nonviolent LGBT protesters. Yeah, yo go gir...
by engr
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139168

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Fantastic Idea wrote:SO it's fine to kill someone who is running away from you just so long as you're a cop?
Good to know!


Under some circumstances, yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_v._Garner

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