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Helldump Immunity.
Aug 2, 2013

Fuck you


palestinians are gross faggots and should be nuked

jews have big noses

it's time to go now, friends



namaste

Helldump Immunity. fucked around with this message at 23:05 on Jul 31, 2014

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Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night




idgi

Helldump Immunity.
Aug 2, 2013

Fuck you


I thought it sounded funny


Here's an article:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/21/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html

genderstomper58
Jan 9, 2005

by XyloJW


Can we talk bout ghost plane here yet

Helldump Immunity.
Aug 2, 2013

Fuck you


Gook talk authorized. Cleared hot.

Helldump Immunity. fucked around with this message at 23:48 on Mar 22, 2014

Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night




We can talk about whatever Current Events you want as long as it stays on topic. This isn't a resource thread, but I want it to be slightly above a lounge thread in terms of content.

Cole
Nov 24, 2004

DUNSON'D

It was the rooskies.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





Cool, Grover's name is gone from the OP.

Also haha, people are claiming that the flight data recorder was sabotaged. HAHAHA holy gently caress the gets deeper and deeper.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/03/21/tsr-dnt-jones-data-recorder-blank-box-theory.cnn.html

psydude
Mar 31, 2008

Perry'd.


There's a pretty good writeup by a pilot on Wired about how he believes the most likely cause was a fire.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Livestream of Russians surrounding a Ukranian base in Crimea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoLi25S-Kv8

psydude
Mar 31, 2008

Perry'd.


Homeboy in the BTR is having some issues.

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
Someone got you a obnoxiously racist av.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/susiearmitage/russian-instagram-users-slap-obama-with-sanctions-targeting

pantslesswithwolves
Oct 27, 2008

Ba-dam ba-DUMMMMMM


orange juche posted:

Cool, Grover's name is gone from the OP.

Also haha, people are claiming that the flight data recorder was sabotaged. HAHAHA holy gently caress the gets deeper and deeper.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/03/21/tsr-dnt-jones-data-recorder-blank-box-theory.cnn.html

CNN has had a really hard time concealing their turgid,throbbing, blue vein pantsbuster over MH370. They have been running with every new batshit theory about the plane, breathlessly reporting it as BREAKING NEWS.

Wolf Blitzer stood in front of a green screen and moved his hands around a poorly modeled CGI plane to explain what a transponder is, but all it made me think of was Insane Clown Posse's "Miracles" video. If the segment had been titled "loving Transponders, How Do They Work?" and Blitzer had been spraying Faygo everywhere, it would have fit right in. They've also had some poor bastard reporting from the cockpit of a flight simulator for like the past four days- the amount of poo poo content wrapped up in farcical hyperbole is purely breathtaking and makes TMZ look like the goddamn New York Times.

The Aviationist has had some pretty decent written coverage, but man, CNN has just been terrible. Ukraine has barely gotten a mention in the past few days, and Syria has completely fallen off the map.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Russians are apparently going to seize a naval base as well and have already taken over various Ukranian ships.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Holy poo poo a soldier just climbed the pole that the camera was on and ripped it the gently caress off. The feed is dead.

AllDogsGoodDogs
Dec 30, 2008


drat I closed it before that happened.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



It's now just an archive.

Camera gets ripped off right about here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoLi25S-Kv8#t=1849607s

EDIT: The HTML5 version of the video isn't popping to the right time. If you have flashblock like me, you might have to restore it to the flash video in order to hit the right time.

It looks like they're about to storm that loving base at the end of the video.

Mr. Nice! fucked around with this message at 15:28 on Mar 22, 2014

ColoradoCleric
Dec 26, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


So does anyone else see this realistically turning into an insurgency problem for Russia? Putin just seems to be convinced in playing with the stove until he gets burned, doing all these military exercises just seems like its a matter of time before NATO just gets fed up and shoots something down when it gets too close to the border and goes "whoops we misread the map we thought it was in our airspace"

Booblord Zagats
Oct 30, 2011




Pork Pro

Well Putin's playing a page out of Reagan's book with a Russian twist

He has a pretty powerful nation thats seriously gasping for air, economy is floundering, military is in lovely shape and his nation isn't exactly seen as stable from the outside looking in. So in order to obtain higher confidence of the electorate as well as keeping the rabble rousers heads' down he decided to go out and start flexing like he's in the goddamed WWF

He's trying to foster confidence inside the country, a new sense of national pride, while keeping himself seen as a god-father figure who just cares about his people. He's putting highly nationalistic people in to his cabinet and his satellite states while indirectly attacking outside influences that could theoretically cause unrest within his own borders using it as an excuse to invest heavily in to national defense, which in turn makes local industry boom. By directly challenging NATO on poo poo he knows drat well they don't give two shits about, meaning they will avoid confrontation beyond a pissy letter because the US and UK have no intention of stopping Russians in their own backyard, he makes himself look like a strong liberator from foreign oppressors because NATO is "Too afraid" to fight him. Everything he's doing is as smart as can be given his situation, he's not dumb enough to directly attack the Baltics, but the Caspian and Northern Black Sea territories are his playground and he knows drat well he can do anything short of nuking them without receiving any manner of forceful international response because the West see's those areas as already belonging to Russia. Hell, the way he brings his dog out to gently caress with Merkel is a not-at-all subtle nod to the fact he's building off the idea that the West is afraid of him, which just fuels the fire of his supporters.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


So is Obama gonna invade Mexico now or what?

Iseeyouseemeseeyou
Jan 3, 2011


Godholio posted:

So is Obama gonna invade Mexico now or what?

Going to annex Canada

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
Someone got you a obnoxiously racist av.


Iseeyouseemeseeyou posted:

Going to annex Canada

Defend the rights and strange indigineous language of ethnic Yoopers

Nostalgia4Infinity
Feb 27, 2007

10,000 YEARS WASN'T ENOUGH LURKING

Snowdens Secret posted:

Defend the rights and strange indigineous language of ethnic Yoopers

poo poo the UP is practically canada already, eh

Helldump Immunity.
Aug 2, 2013

Fuck you


Carteret
Nov 10, 2012





I'm a specialist and have a say in what I do with my life.

Ultimate Shrek Fan
May 2, 2005

by FactsAreUseless


Carteret posted:

I'm a specialist and have a say in what I do with my life.

And he's brave enough to state something he feels strongly about behind the shroud of anonymity so he doesn't get in trouble.

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
Someone got you a obnoxiously racist av.


Gettin' some quick quotes up

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/russian-troops-may-invade-ukraine-white-house

quote:

Russian forces gathering on the border with eastern Ukraine may be poised to invade, the White House warned on Sunday, as the government in Kiev said that the prospect of war with Moscow was continuing to grow after the annexation of Crimea.

Speaking after Nato’s top commander in Europe voiced alarm about the size and preparedness of the Russian troop buildup, President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Tony Blinken, said President Vladimir Putin may indeed be readying further action.

“It’s deeply concerning to see the Russian troop buildup on the border,” Blinken told CNN. “It creates the potential for incidents, for instability. It’s likely that what they’re trying to do is intimidate the Ukrainians. It’s possible that they’re preparing to move in.”

From elsewhere but presumably same speech

quote:

In Washington, a top White House aide said it’s possible that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine.

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that Russia seems to be trying to intimidate Ukraine by massing thousands of troops along the border.

Blinken said the United States is looking at providing military assistance to Ukraine.

However, he said “it’s very unlikely to change Russia’s calculus and prevent an invasion.”

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




He ran out of room to write "Google: Ron Paul".

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
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http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-spied-on-chinese-government-and-networking-firm-huawei-a-960199.html

quote:

The American government conducted a major intelligence offensive against China, with targets including the Chinese government and networking company Huawei, according to documents from former NSA worker Edward Snowden that have been viewed by SPIEGEL and the New York Times. Among the American intelligence service's targets were former Chinese President Hu Jintao, the Chinese Trade Ministry, banks, as well as telecommunications companies.
...
According to a top secret NSA presentation, NSA workers not only succeeded in accessing the email archive, but also the secret source code of individual Huwaei products. Software source code is the holy grail of computer companies. Because Huawei directed all mail traffic from its employees through a central office in Shenzhen, where the NSA had infiltrated the network, the Americans were able to read a large share of the email sent by company workers beginning in January 2009, including messages from company CEO Ren Zhengfei and Chairwoman Sun Yafang.

"We currently have good access and so much data that we don't know what to do with it," states one internal document. As justification for targeting the company, an NSA document claims that "many of our targets communicate over Huawei produced products, we want to make sure that we know how to exploit these products." The agency also states concern that "Huawei's widespread infrastructure will provide the PRC (People's Republic of China) with SIGINT capabilities." SIGINT is agency jargon for signals intelligence. The documents do not state whether the agency found information indicating that to be the case.
...
The agency also stated in a document that "the intelligence community structures are not suited for handling issues that combine economic, counterintelligence, military influence and telecommunications infrastructure from one entity."

Expect stink about this, but it's very literally what the NSA exists to do

Larry Parrish
Jul 9, 2012



Look at this idiot who doesn't want a re-enlistment bonus ever again.

Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night





Omg we're spying on our enemies.

Helldump Immunity.
Aug 2, 2013

Fuck you


Whip Slagcheek posted:

Omg we're spying on our enemies.

Thanks Obama

Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night




For his next leak, Snowden will reveal that the NSA has been spying on Rosneft, Sukhoi, and Bank Rossiya.

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




What are the odds of Snowden pulling a David Carradine?

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
Someone got you a obnoxiously racist av.


Casimir Radon posted:

What are the odds of Snowden pulling a David Carradine?

Pretty low, I always use a breakaway link for safetOH YOU MEAN EDWARD

Friar Zucchini
Aug 6, 2010



powerful weedlock posted:

Look at this idiot who doesn't want a re-enlistment bonus ever again.
So A1C Zucchini, you wanna be a linguist? Great, stay in for 6 years and reenlist, and we'll give you $90,000 a pat on the shoulder and a thank you very much! t

...I'm a little butthurt but frankly I'm just happy to get a paycheck and my signing bonus.

Oxford Comma
Jun 26, 2011
Oxford Comma: Hey guys I want a cool big dog to show off! I want it to be ~special~ like Thor but more couch potato-like because I got babbies in the house!
Everybody: GET A LAB.
Oxford Comma: OK! (gets a a pit/catahoula mix)


What are the regulations for enlisted members of the armed forces to speak on issues? Can they do it, just not in uniform?

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
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Oxford Comma posted:

What are the regulations for enlisted members of the armed forces to speak on issues? Can they do it, just not in uniform?

More or less. I think you technically can't say "I'm in the army and I say kill 'em all" type stuff. Basically don't give any indication you're presenting an official or representative view unless you're specifically authorized to. You're still allowed to protest all you want as long as you're not skipping work to do it.

That's also what most private businesses have as a policy, and it's also why you're not supposed to march in a parade in uniform except for Vets an Memorial Day, which is (partly) why there was a stink about marching in gay pride parades. Needless to say, if you're junior enlisted and not General MacArthur it's not really enforced unless you're turbo stupid about it.

Relevant Army quote (other branches similar)

quote:

In the Army such activity is proscribed by AR 670-1 Ch. 1-10.j.

"Wearing Army uniforms is prohibited in the following situations:
(1) In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
(2) When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
(3) When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization.
(4) When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army.
(5) When specifically prohibited by Army regulations."

For officers it's more limiting

quote:

UCMJ Article 88: “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

Snowdens Secret fucked around with this message at 00:22 on Mar 24, 2014

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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Truly a heroic blow for free peoples everywhere by Edward Snowden.

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Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night




Snowdens Secret posted:

More or less. I think you technically can't say "I'm in the army and I say kill 'em all" type stuff. Basically don't give any indication you're presenting an official or representative view unless you're specifically authorized to. You're still allowed to protest all you want as long as you're not skipping work to do it.

That's also what most private businesses have as a policy, and it's also why you're not supposed to march in a parade in uniform except for Vets an Memorial Day, which is (partly) why there was a stink about marching in gay pride parades. Needless to say, if you're junior enlisted and not General MacArthur it's not really enforced unless you're turbo stupid about it.


Example of turbo stupid:

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