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Posted on Aug 11th
re: Robin Williams Committed Suicide (1951 - 2014) (110 comments)

Posted on Jul 18th
re: Uh, Guys, I Don't Think It Was The Russians (67 comments)

From what I’ve been reading about it, commercial airliners cruise at an altitude high enough to be out of range of most weapons except high grade military hardware (such as the high-altitude SAM battery used here) normally in the hands of nation-states, not paramilitary insurgency groups. And these weapons normally are used in conjuction with other high grade tech in a detection net able to differentiate and determine targets for it to fire upon. But, such as this case, a SAM battery can be used by itself without that detection net but it wont know exactly what it is shooting at.

The last three weeks Russia has been escalating the conflict in Eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government had made successful inroads into rebel territory. About a week ago, the US State Dept claimed it had evidence of Russia sending heavy ordnance into Ukraine: a few tanks, self-propelled artillery pieces, etc., in support of the rebels. The SAM battery might have been one; or it was captured by the rebels from the Ukrainian military. If it was captured, the Ukrainian rebels are mostly ex-military and the SAM is Soviet era tech so it’s probable atleast one of them would know how to use it. But whoever is calling the shots didn’t think it through about which planes cruise at what altitude and to be cautious about what they were firing at, and they certainly didn’t have the needed infrastructure to determine if it was a military plane or not. They were basically firing blind, which is really reckless.

Russia’s introduction of higher grade weapons (that can reach high altitudes) into Eastern Ukraine is new in the conflict and still only suspected -not confirmed- by the US gov. There hasn’t been an international confirmation of it and as such there wasn’t cause to change flight routes because commercial airliners are normally safe at high altitudes over warzones where asymmetric warfare is taking place. Eastern Ukraine wasn’t the only warzone MA17 was flying over. And evern if it was a conventional warzone with a fully operation detection net, Russia or the rebels acting independently wouldn’t knowingly allow a civilian plane to be attacked, if for nothing else than the inevitable international outcry that would follow. What they did was reckless and stupid and resulted in tragedy.

Posted on Jul 10th
re: You Forgot Tatiana Maslany, You Idiots! (27 comments)

Truth.

Downton Abbey is ok but it hasn’t been award show worthy since its early seasons but it keeps getting nominated.

Mad Men and Breaking Bad are great but are getting an extra award season in because AMC decided to screw over fans and split their final seasons to milk money out of them is so cheap.

Unlike the first two seasons, AHS: Coven was a shitty mess this year and shouldn’t be nominated.

Boardwalk Empire is completely ignored in all categories.

The Goldbergs for best comedy series is not nominated.

Hannibal for best drama, Mads Mikkelsen for best actor and Hugh Dancy for best supporting actor are not nominated.

The Americans Keri Russell for best actress in a drama series not nominated.

Posted on Jun 14th
re: ‘Sponsored by Los Pollos Hermanos apparently.’ (4 comments)

It’s Gus’s less successful younger brother Gil

Posted on Jun 4th
re: Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks Water Has Feelings (27 comments)

You worthless piece of slime. You ignorant disgusting blob. You’re nothing but an unstable short-chained molecule.

Do tell me more about how life in the big city works Sky London, I’ve only lived in Philly my whole life, rarely drive, been to New York hundreds of times and old enough to remember when Time Square was filled with porn stores and strip clubs.

I like what laineygossip said about all this, Swift is getting her “New York Experience” for her next album which is why she moved there and is walking to places like us regular plebs do instead of being driven everywhere.

Posted on Apr 30th
re: Bob Hoskins Died (1942 - 2014) (51 comments)

Instead of RIP on his tombstone it would be Ru Fi O

Posted on Apr 23rd
re: That Clown's Having Sex With Julia Louis-Dreyfus (17 comments)

clown porn is what I was missing in my life