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(Metro)   It isn't often that street protests are described as "apocalyptic" but these photos of the riots tearing Kiev apart are a blazing exception   (metro.co.uk) divider line 123
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2014-01-25 02:32:16 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Forbidden Doughnut: Standard Deviant: snocone: Hey, 1% are you getting this?

Your hopes that you can take their money will be dashed. No American revolution will happen for the sake of taking the property of others. Go make a living.

I wonder how many of the French nobility said similar things prior to 1789?

/ IIRC, the French revolution was started by the middle-class
// then it got out of control...

And strangely, the French Revolution ran out of money within the first week.

/and putting Robespierre himself to the guillotine didn't bring it back
//something something cutting open the goose that laid the golden egg


Maybe just a tiny bit of self control on the part of the 1% could avert the inevitable,,,
Oh hell, what was I thinking.
 
2014-01-25 02:54:58 PM  

lazymojo: I didn't know protestors came equipped with matching camo, kevlar vests, helmets and gas masks...


Turn on your cable TV and check out Duck Dynasty, Doomsday Preppers, whatever Ted Nugent's show was...it's really not all that uncommon for a human to have military-like stuffs like lying around.

Plus, it's Eastern Europe, they probably just went and borrowed their older brother's leftovers from the last ethnic cleansing or something.
 
2014-01-25 03:04:32 PM  
Am I the only one picturing Sepultura's 'Refuse Resist' playing in the background?
 
2014-01-25 03:08:59 PM  
Cocktail for two.

metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-25 03:09:52 PM  

snocone: xria: lazymojo: 2.) after some early diplomatic support for the protests, the western governments all cut deals with Ukraine (read that to mean Vladimir Putin & Russia) to keep out of it... in exchange for something else from Russia.  Who knows what that could be,

So what you are saying that Obama did a deal with Putin, and then told Fox News to stop showing much about the Kiev riots and they said "Yes, Mr President, anything you say, Mr President"?

What if I were to tell you that both Obama and the Whore Media have the same employer and it has nuttin to do with your puny vote thingie?


What if I were to tell you that, despite your conspiracy theories, most people involved in politics  actually believe in what they're saying?

/I mean, most right-wingers are wingnuts, but they'll stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.
 
2014-01-25 03:16:07 PM  
Lots of self-restraint ( rules of engagement ) for the Riot Police NOT to shoot back often/ so much... when the protestors have both the gas-bombs and guns/ clubs/spears/ etc... and the farking Trebuchet! Wowza, going all medieval on their a$$... but still not a lot of protestor casualties due to police gunfire/ return fire/ self defense.
 
2014-01-25 03:21:02 PM  

PsiChick: snocone: xria: lazymojo: 2.) after some early diplomatic support for the protests, the western governments all cut deals with Ukraine (read that to mean Vladimir Putin & Russia) to keep out of it... in exchange for something else from Russia.  Who knows what that could be,

So what you are saying that Obama did a deal with Putin, and then told Fox News to stop showing much about the Kiev riots and they said "Yes, Mr President, anything you say, Mr President"?

What if I were to tell you that both Obama and the Whore Media have the same employer and it has nuttin to do with your puny vote thingie?

What if I were to tell you that, despite your conspiracy theories, most people involved in politics  actually believe in what they're saying?

/I mean, most right-wingers are wingnuts, but they'll stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.


Needs work, but, with a little twirking here and there, this comedy could go Letterman.
 
2014-01-25 03:59:54 PM  

snocone: Tatterdemalian: Forbidden Doughnut: Standard Deviant: snocone: Hey, 1% are you getting this?

Your hopes that you can take their money will be dashed. No American revolution will happen for the sake of taking the property of others. Go make a living.

I wonder how many of the French nobility said similar things prior to 1789?

/ IIRC, the French revolution was started by the middle-class
// then it got out of control...

And strangely, the French Revolution ran out of money within the first week.

/and putting Robespierre himself to the guillotine didn't bring it back
//something something cutting open the goose that laid the golden egg

Maybe just a tiny bit of self control on the part of the 1% could avert the inevitable,,,
Oh hell, what was I thinking.


And the French were not the pussies that the emo hipster OWS crowd are.  You are all pussies easily pacified by whining on the Internet and watching the Daily Show. You are neutered animals not even worth caging.
 
2014-01-25 04:18:23 PM  

Farty McPooPants: At what point do the police bow to the will of the people?  After all, they are technically civilians themselves.  They are now simply making themselves obsolete and potential fugitives when the next government comes into power.  It seems that the rule of law has broken down and civil war has erupted.  What role do the police now have, who do they serve?


Well the nice lady posting a few days ago explained that Ukraine is still largely tribal politics.  Different states all trying to con their way to the top and then give huge handouts to their people while telling the rest to piss up a rope and turning to Don Putin's Russian Mafia whenever shiat isn't going their way enough.

So we've got a man who poisoned his opponent with Agent Orange and known to have committed acts of thuggery (and a rapist, because why not?) who has a slim coalition of power players working with him while farking over the rest.

And even that is an over-simplification, President Viktor Yanukovich lost the first go-round to Viktor Yuschenko (who helped him jail Yulia Tymoshenko I believe AFTER the poisoning because the enemy of my enemy is fark you too biatch) got around 35% of the vote because the other groups couldn't form enough of a coalition to beat him.  And Yanukovich was talking up and promising sunshine and rainbows and European playdates out his ass, but instead of ass-rainbows he keeps giving playoffs to Pooty-Poot because he keeps coming up short and asking the Mafia for more "favors" to solve his problems.

The protesters can burn shiat, they could probably even win a vote of No Confidence if it existed in their constitution but they can't organize and when it came time for an election they'd probably just watch Yanukovich go right back into power.  Or someone they hate even more.

And I'm not an expert, this is like layer 2 of 30 or something.
 
2014-01-25 04:41:28 PM  
Don't say you never learn something on Fark.

AGENT ORANGE, It was a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D(weed-b-gon)
AND AND AND a toxic contaminant Dioxin, the real killer in the toxicology.
Dioxin is expensive to remove in the manufacturing process.
So the cheapest bidder got the go for manufacturing the megatonage we sprayed, for Peace.

Welcome, Bros to the Agent Orange Health Club, thanks for your service.
 
2014-01-25 04:52:32 PM  
Sadly, it looks like things will get worse in Ukraine before they get better.

Also, credit where credit is due, that is an AMAZING photographer.   Or, he's a really good photographer who is also really good at touching-up the photo with photoshop.  And by touching-up, I just mean working with the lighting, colors, filters, etc. to get the most from the image - generally legitimate stuff.  I'm no expert, but I'd guess that its probably the later case, as those pictures look more vibrant than real life.
 
2014-01-25 04:58:04 PM  

Chris45215: Sadly, it looks like things will get worse in Ukraine before they get better.

Also, credit where credit is due, that is an AMAZING photographer.   Or, he's a really good photographer who is also really good at touching-up the photo with photoshop.  And by touching-up, I just mean working with the lighting, colors, filters, etc. to get the most from the image - generally legitimate stuff.  I'm no expert, but I'd guess that its probably the later case, as those pictures look more vibrant than real life.


Wag the Dog is a real thing.
 
2014-01-25 06:05:02 PM  

snocone: Chris45215: Sadly, it looks like things will get worse in Ukraine before they get better.

Also, credit where credit is due, that is an AMAZING photographer.   Or, he's a really good photographer who is also really good at touching-up the photo with photoshop.  And by touching-up, I just mean working with the lighting, colors, filters, etc. to get the most from the image - generally legitimate stuff.  I'm no expert, but I'd guess that its probably the later case, as those pictures look more vibrant than real life.

Wag the Dog is a real thing.


What about Rape the Cat?
 
2014-01-25 06:17:10 PM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: snocone: Chris45215: Sadly, it looks like things will get worse in Ukraine before they get better.

Also, credit where credit is due, that is an AMAZING photographer.   Or, he's a really good photographer who is also really good at touching-up the photo with photoshop.  And by touching-up, I just mean working with the lighting, colors, filters, etc. to get the most from the image - generally legitimate stuff.  I'm no expert, but I'd guess that its probably the later case, as those pictures look more vibrant than real life.

Wag the Dog is a real thing.

What about Rape the Cat?


Don't taunt the monkey.
 
2014-01-25 06:45:28 PM  
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2014-01-25 07:10:48 PM  

sexorcisst: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]


That is a damned fine hat.  Americans know how to rock a hat.

And thank you, TheBigJerk, for that reply.  Sounds like the police are using a containment strategy to keep things from boiling over and causing that coalition to form.  Things could get real ugly real fast if Putin were to decide to step in and go all Hungarian Uprising on them.  No one could claim he didn't move in at the request of the people when no one knows who is actually speaking for the people.  So, keep them fractured and fighting amongst themselves and that keeps the tanks from rolling and the wholesale rape to a minimum.
The whole thing sounds hellish.
 
2014-01-25 08:13:13 PM  

MemeSlave: It can happen in a socialist state, because people have nothing to lose - anything destroyed, anyone injured, the tab will be picked up by society.

In the US people have too much personal investment in their lives, so they won't risk this type of open warfare.  Plus the US government is better organized and more vengeful.


Quite the opposite. I've seen much more respect for public property in Europe than in the U.S.
 
2014-01-25 08:14:22 PM  
oh the humannequiny.  that picture was really disturbing until I blew it up and saw what it was.
 
2014-01-25 08:45:26 PM  
Yanukovych is a coward. He is weak.
 
2014-01-25 10:00:43 PM  

Farty McPooPants: sexorcisst: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]

That is a damned fine hat.  Americans know how to rock a hat.

And thank you, TheBigJerk, for that reply.  Sounds like the police are using a containment strategy to keep things from boiling over and causing that coalition to form.   Things could get real ugly real fast if Putin were to decide to step in and go all Hungarian Uprising on them.  No one could claim he didn't move in at the request of the people when no one knows who is actually speaking for the people.  So, keep them fractured and fighting amongst themselves and that keeps the tanks from rolling and the wholesale rape to a minimum.
The whole thing sounds hellish.


Eh, maybe.  The impressions I'm getting are that Viktor Y. the Second (this will not stop being funny) is only barely clinging to power by loudly and roundly denying and Mansplaining that he just keeps tripping and falling on Putin's cock instead of intentionally slurping away.  Putin rolls in and suddenly all the locals have one great big and universally-hated target instead of a bunch of crooks trying to out-sleaze and outmaneuver each other.   I mean they aren't the Kurds, they don't want to murder their neighbors, just rob them a little.

But I'm some southern white boy in Texas so what the fark do I actually know?
 
2014-01-26 12:13:18 AM  

Chris45215: Sadly, it looks like things will get worse in Ukraine before they get better.

Also, credit where credit is due, that is an AMAZING photographer.   Or, he's a really good photographer who is also really good at touching-up the photo with photoshop.  And by touching-up, I just mean working with the lighting, colors, filters, etc. to get the most from the image - generally legitimate stuff.  I'm no expert, but I'd guess that its probably the later case, as those pictures look more vibrant than real life.


Most pro photogs I know actually use Lightroom for that stuff.
 
2014-01-26 12:26:02 AM  

Farty McPooPants: sexorcisst: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]

That is a damned fine hat.  Americans know how to rock a hat.

And thank you, TheBigJerk, for that reply.  Sounds like the police are using a containment strategy to keep things from boiling over and causing that coalition to form.  Things could get real ugly real fast if Putin were to decide to step in and go all Hungarian Uprising on them.  No one could claim he didn't move in at the request of the people when no one knows who is actually speaking for the people.  So, keep them fractured and fighting amongst themselves and that keeps the tanks from rolling and the wholesale rape to a minimum.
The whole thing sounds hellish.


Actually a Russian offensive would have the effect of uniting ethnic Ukrainians right farking quick. I was actually thinking about visiting Kyiv in the late summer since I figure my russian would be up to snuff for travel and Kyiv is bilingual russian/ukrainian for the most part. And beautiful. The seat of western civilization in some ways. I have a few friends that I've been reaching out to that I know through a Ukrainian immigrant who came over here with her mother in the 90's. They say this is mostly an internal fight over joining the EU and saying screw Russian sanctions if they do. But one thing they're pretty adamant about save for a few of those who are ethnically Russian is that Putin sending tanks down would pretty much result in everyone grabbing their gear to kick some Russian ass regardless of what side they're on in the EU debate. There's a ton of bad blood over Russian abuses of the Ukrainian people in the past, specifically the slavs. Not to mention the fact that Ukraine's economy was armament based until the fall of the USSR and much of that tooling is still there. Putin would have a bloody fight on his hands.
 
2014-01-26 07:34:41 AM  

Coconice: A lot of those pictures, particularly those of people in gas masks, look like the background footage from that cartoon movie Wizards that came out in like 1982.


Love that movie. Also, the similar Light Years. Check them out folks!
 
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