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(Politico)   "Ukraine's Song of Ice and Fire" photo gallery. WHAR ARE MY DRAGONS??   (politico.com) divider line 38
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2014-01-24 10:15:41 AM  
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/just because
 
2014-01-24 10:22:44 AM  
"Midway through our interview, we had to pause. "Hold on," he said, "I just felt a bit of tear gas in my room." Efrem Lukasky, based in Kyiv, has been shooting there since 1988. He has also covered wars in Chechnya, Trans-Dniester, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Gaza Strip. "I've seen many deaths and violence in different countries," he told me. "That is why I am rather stable emotionally when it comes to recent events."

Sounds like a guy that would be amazing to have a few drinks with.
 
2014-01-24 10:25:00 AM  
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Save Me FSM!
 
2014-01-24 10:25:33 AM  
Are we spelling Keiv as Kyiv now?
 
2014-01-24 10:31:00 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: Are we spelling Keiv as Kyiv now?


...you couldn't even get the english spelling correct.
 
2014-01-24 10:31:23 AM  
The next-to-last post (does that get filtered?) in this thread http://www.fark.com/comments/8112416/-All-is-quiet-in-Kiev-today-The- p eople-riot-Its-underway-And-I-want-to-vote-you-out-vote-you-out-night- day-Nothing-changes-In-Kiev-today was a pretty interesting summary of events that lead to the current riots. Worth reading.
 
2014-01-24 10:31:43 AM  

sn0wblind: InterruptingQuirk: Are we spelling Keiv as Kyiv now?

...you couldn't even get the english spelling correct.


Woops. Kiev.

/English
 
2014-01-24 10:33:09 AM  

lobotomy survivor: The next-to-last post (does that get filtered?) in this thread http://www.fark.com/comments/8112416/-All-is-quiet-in-Kiev-today-The- p eople-riot-Its-underway-And-I-want-to-vote-you-out-vote-you-out-night- day-Nothing-changes-In-Kiev-today was a pretty interesting summary of events that lead to the current riots. Worth reading.


http://www.fark.com/comments/8112416/88881188#c88881188

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2014-01-24 10:35:17 AM  
I saw a documentary about Ivan Drago and his brother.  It was very interesting.  The thing that I took away from the documentary is that Ivan Drago is the bad-ass out of the two of them.:

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2014-01-24 10:35:24 AM  
Kiev or Kyiv are both acceptable. The way a Ukrainian says Київ sounds a lot more like Kyiv than Kiev.
 
2014-01-24 10:37:53 AM  
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LARPers in my Ukrainian revolution? More likely than you think.
 
2014-01-24 10:39:03 AM  
Where is Sam Vimes when you need him?
 
2014-01-24 10:39:42 AM  
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Not all of the protesters approve of the recent violent turn of events. Former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (above), who has emerged as the natural leader of the street movement, led 100,000 Ukrainians in a peaceful protest on Jan. 19.

Looks like the Ukraine is going through ... *puts on sunglasses* ... a boxer rebellion

YEEEEAAAAAAHHHH
 
2014-01-24 10:43:38 AM  
I like that Klitchko is leading the street level protests he should do a Techno Viking sort of thing or at least dress like the Kurgan
 
2014-01-24 10:51:38 AM  
I think you must be nuts to spray Klitschko with fire extinguisher.  I know he was trying to quell the violence but one punch from him and your shiat will be wrecked up.
 
2014-01-24 10:53:37 AM  
Epic Colander Field Improv
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I was trying to find a screen grab of Homer at the top of the stairs with the colander on his head and a fire poker in hand when Chester Lampwick is squatting in the basement... that needs to be on the intertubes.
 
2014-01-24 10:55:38 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: lobotomy survivor: The next-to-last post (does that get filtered?) in this thread http://www.fark.com/comments/8112416/-All-is-quiet-in-Kiev-today-The- p eople-riot-Its-underway-And-I-want-to-vote-you-out-vote-you-out-night- day-Nothing-changes-In-Kiev-today was a pretty interesting summary of events that lead to the current riots. Worth reading.

http://www.fark.com/comments/8112416/88881188#c88881188

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TBH, I was hoping I'd get next-to-boobies.
 
2014-01-24 11:20:52 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: LARPers in my Ukrainian revolution? More likely than you think.


Looks more SCA than larp.
 
2014-01-24 11:20:54 AM  

abhorrent1: [images.politico.com image 850x460]
Save Me FSM!


I am so glad that you posted that. I think it is a WONDERFUL entry for a photoshop contest.
 
2014-01-24 11:25:20 AM  
Everyone has guns and smells like soup!
 
2014-01-24 11:38:17 AM  

Anastacya: abhorrent1: [images.politico.com image 850x460]
Save Me FSM!

I am so glad that you posted that. I think it is a WONDERFUL entry for a photoshop contest.


Tbh it looks like the result of a photoshop contest.
 
2014-01-24 11:47:07 AM  
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2014-01-24 11:52:43 AM  

VladTheEmailer: Anastacya: abhorrent1: [images.politico.com image 850x460]
Save Me FSM!

I am so glad that you posted that. I think it is a WONDERFUL entry for a photoshop contest.

Tbh it looks like the result of a photoshop contest.


I agree. When I first saw it I thought "boy if they hadn't cited the photographer I would easily think it was shopped... I can tell by the pixels..."
 
2014-01-24 12:14:58 PM  

VladTheEmailer: Anastacya: abhorrent1: [images.politico.com image 850x460]
Save Me FSM!

I am so glad that you posted that. I think it is a WONDERFUL entry for a photoshop contest.

Tbh it looks like the result of a photoshop contest.


Except that most shoopers wouldn't include the chinstrap. But it probably works better than the Egyptian bread helmet.
 
2014-01-24 12:19:13 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [img.fark.net image 850x611]


It's "Lightning Bolt"
 
2014-01-24 12:36:41 PM  

abhorrent1: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [img.fark.net image 850x611]

It's "Lightning Bolt"


Yeah, but that doesn't look much like a lightning bolt there in the picture.  You see, the picture brought that guy to mind for me so what I was doing was working the material at hand to conjure the general...... oh forget it.
 
2014-01-24 12:42:48 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Are we spelling Keiv as Kyiv now?


Kiev is the Russian spelling. The Ukrainians spell it Kyiv. I can see why the anti-government movement, which is also anti-Russian, and its supporters would emphasize the "Kyiv" spelling.
 
2014-01-24 01:13:23 PM  
Meh... caucasian problems...
 
2014-01-24 02:00:06 PM  
I'm left wondering what the governments end game for this is going to be. It's reached the point where they cant arrest EVERYONE, and the crack downs that are so extreme that they'll just drive even more people to the side of the protesters.
 
2014-01-24 02:07:13 PM  

Alebak: I'm left wondering what the governments end game for this is going to be. It's reached the point where they cant arrest EVERYONE, and the crack downs that are so extreme that they'll just drive even more people to the side of the protesters.


http://youtu.be/N4r0VUybeXY t=3m13s
 
2014-01-24 02:17:40 PM  
Ahhh.... The Ukraine. The "The Ohio State University" of countries.
 
2014-01-24 02:37:24 PM  
Here is a good update summary.  Not mine, credit goes to Stephen Szyszka through FB

"After two days (~8 hours total) of "negotiations" between the three main opposition leaders (Klitchko, Yatsenyuk, and Tyahnybok) and president Yanukovych, Yanukovych has categorically rejected every demand of the opposition. The only "offer" is that all of the arrested protesters will be released if the demostrators "release" Hrushevsky street (in front of the government offices). This offer was rejected, and there is now a 24-hour "cease-fire".

Yanukovych is digging in, amassing more riot police, but this is a problem. There is a total of ~4,000 of these elite "Berkut" troops in the country. He has been calling many from outlying districts in to Kyiv. Some units (from western Ukraine, mostly) have refused. In fact an entire unit has resigned from the Berkut. The Armed Forces have said that they will not raise arms against the people. So Yanukovuch is suspected of having brought in Russian riot police and to be outfitting them as Ukrainian Berkut.

He continues to use hired "titushky" thugs as provocateurs, but even they are becoming unreliable as word of his failure to pay them what they were promised spreads.

They continue to target journalists, using snipers to target protesters eyes with their "non-lethal" rubber bullets, capturing, stripping and beating protesters, leaving them to die in the snow. Snatching injured persons from hospitals and clinics while they're getting treatment, never to be seen again.

Meanwhile, as the discontent grows, people in other cities are increasing their local protests. At least half of the oblasts (provinces) have had their oblast government buildings taken over by protesters, and in several of those they have ousted the governors and installed "peoples'" governments. 

Yanukovych does not have the manpower to physically control multiple cities. And his "support" in eastern Ukraine is steadily dwindling. Several of his stronghold oblasts are showing growing discontent. Ardent soccer fans known as "ultras" from Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, and other eastern cities are streaming to Kyiv to counter the "titushky". (Using soccer hoodlums as a counter to government hoodlums is a morally and ethically questionable tactic, but the opposition leadership is not requesting this. They are just mobilizing spontaneously).

The excesses of the government, the brutal inhuman tactics, are visible to all with internet access, and that is part of the problem, since there is very little internet penetration in eastern Ukraine. And the television stations are all state-controlled, so they have unconstrained capability to paint the protestors as radical right-wing neo-Nazi fascists, but the lie is being steadily exposed.

Yet the protesters continue to be peaceful in the face of these conditions and tactics. They pray hourly. They sing the national anthem through the night. They maintain a positive attitude and their dignity despite inhuman conditions, and inhumane treatment.

Foreign governments are finally taking notice, and more importantly, action. The US has revoked visas for a number of Ukrainian government officials and legislators. Poland individually is acting as well, and the EU is considering actions. Prime Minister Azarov was locked out of the World Economic Forum in Geneva. The noose is tightening, and Yanukovych's lifeline to Russia cannot save him, as many Russian citizens are praising Ukraine's protesters for their courage, wondering when the Russian people will reach this level of discontent and reclaim their own dignity.

Russia is consumed with the Sochi Olympics right now, so is unlikely to intervene before those end, and if they do afterward, it will be a Georgia-Chechnya scenario, but Ukraine ain't Georgia. Ukraine is the largest country wholly within Europe, and I don't see Russian adventurism getting a pass here as it did in Georgia.

I fear there will be more deaths before this ends, but I do not see any scenario in which Yanukovych survives. He has simply gone too far, and the people are "mad as hell, and [aren't] going to take it any more." "
 
2014-01-24 03:08:41 PM  

Tax Boy: Ahhh.... The Ukraine. The "The Ohio State University" of countries.


Did you mean Kent State University?


/swing and a miss, but I'm feeling the outrage
//MSU fan myself. Hate the Buckeyes
 
2014-01-24 03:52:45 PM  
I'm pretty sure there's plenty of power metal bands ready to jump on that for a song title.
 
2014-01-24 04:05:25 PM  

Onkel Buck: Tax Boy: Ahhh.... The Ukraine. The "The Ohio State University" of countries.

Did you mean Kent State University?


/swing and a miss, but I'm feeling the outrage
//MSU fan myself. Hate the Buckeyes


He might be referring to the 70s at The OSU where shop owners on the main drag through campus would board up their places of business prior to game night as they knew that people would be in the streets by the thousands breaking anything they could. My dad used to be in the Ohio National Guard and got called out to restore order there a number of times. Never sat well with him to be standing in formation watching friends walk by. Told me he never loaded his rifle when called up for these police actions.

/csb
 
2014-01-24 06:18:34 PM  
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2014-01-24 07:59:53 PM  

cervier: Meh... caucasian problems...


I think you have a geography problem.
 
2014-01-25 12:48:57 AM  

traylor: cervier: Meh... caucasian problems...

I think you have a geography problem.


The South Caucus region of Russia, which is mostly comprised of Georgia, and is the archetype of the term "Caucasian" is about 500 miles away from Ukraine. So if one wants to stick to that, then technically Ukraine is not "Caucasian". If one is to use "Caucasian" to be white people, and also fold in the "Caucus" archetype, Ukraine is closer to the archetype than the rest of Europe.
 
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