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(CNN) NewsFlash Attempted hijacking of Ukrainian plane fails to stick the landing in Sochi, diverted to Turkey. That's going to cost him with the judges   (cnn.com) divider line 140
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2014-02-07 12:39:36 PM  
www.balettie.com
 
2014-02-07 01:24:48 PM  
HOTY material here, folks.


This is a top shelf headline.
 
2014-02-07 01:35:59 PM  

Rev.K: HOTY material here, folks.


This is a top shelf headline.


Nice try, Subby.

;)
 
2014-02-07 01:36:18 PM  
My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(
 
2014-02-07 01:36:20 PM  
Sounds like a crazy person, not a legit terrorist.
 
2014-02-07 01:37:36 PM  

Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(


Putin on the ritz already?  Silly muslims, don't you know he's looking for a reason to go full Stalin on your ass?
 
2014-02-07 01:37:45 PM  
10.0  subby
 
2014-02-07 01:37:46 PM  
That must be how they do it in Turkey,  search the plane with the passengers still on it.
 
2014-02-07 01:38:13 PM  

TFMR

 
2014-02-07 01:38:18 PM  
isabellerogers.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-07 01:38:21 PM  
There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!
 
2014-02-07 01:38:29 PM  
The French judge still gave him a 9.7, 10 million Euro, and a plane to Dakar.
 
2014-02-07 01:38:32 PM  
His score will be multiplied by the degree of difficulty ...
 
2014-02-07 01:38:41 PM  
It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.
 
2014-02-07 01:38:42 PM  
Let the games begin!
 
2014-02-07 01:38:50 PM  
content.clickbooq.com
 
2014-02-07 01:39:22 PM  
These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

www.cinemabuilder.com
 
2014-02-07 01:40:04 PM  

VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!


No but there is the Ski Jump so...
 
2014-02-07 01:40:26 PM  
Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb
 
2014-02-07 01:40:38 PM  

zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.


That comes later.
 
2014-02-07 01:40:53 PM  
They're obviously not capable of handling the security at an event of this magnitude which means the Games are forfeited, the men's hockey gold medal goes to USA and Dennis Rodman is now President of North Korea.
 
2014-02-07 01:41:10 PM  
The alleged hijacker is of Ukrainian nationality, Soluk said.

While Russia was busy getting all worked up about the Islamist threat, the Ukrainians snuck one in.  Smart move.
 
2014-02-07 01:41:27 PM  
I'm waiting for the day that some jack handle decides to hijack a plane, they tell him(her) they are landing at the airport of his(her) choice, and then land at a military base, or somewhere like that, picking one with similar enough terrain that it fools the dumbass...
 
2014-02-07 01:41:36 PM  
How much you wanna bet there wasn't actually a bomb on the plane? Why would a real terrorist make that announcement?
 
2014-02-07 01:41:44 PM  

Buggar: VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!

No but there is the Ski Jump so...


That's kinda like flying....

I like it, let's go with that.
 
2014-02-07 01:41:55 PM  

VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!


Figure skating buddy. But the jokes are endless.

The guess they will have to sweep the plane now

This plane will be put on a podium

Istanbul is just a stone slide away from Sochi
 
2014-02-07 01:41:59 PM  
Wonder what they cut off in Turkey when you steal a plane?
 
2014-02-07 01:42:05 PM  
From TFA: The 110 passengers are still on board the plane, a public diplomacy officer said Friday night in Turkey. Security officers were searching for a bomb aboard the plane, the transportation official said.

So you suspect a bomb is on the plane and keep everyone on board while you search it?!?  I think I might want a word with someone if I was a passenger.
 
2014-02-07 01:42:27 PM  

VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!


Faulty subject-verb agreement aside, landings are part of ski jumping, half-pipe and slope-style events. Possibly others, too.
 
2014-02-07 01:43:05 PM  

GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb


Duh, what if one of the passengers IS the bomb?
 
2014-02-07 01:43:05 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sounds like a crazy drunk person, not a legit terrorist.

 
2014-02-07 01:43:35 PM  

L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.


Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?
 
2014-02-07 01:44:13 PM  
After 9/11 airplane hijackings are virtually impossible.  I'm sure they have fortified their cockpit doors as well.  And nobody will believe that they're just going to land somewhere.  "I have a bomb!"   "Oh yeah?  Well you better set it off right now motherfarker cause we're gonna kick your ass"
 
2014-02-07 01:44:31 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(

Putin on the ritz already?  Silly muslims, don't you know he's looking for a reason to go full Stalin on your ass?


Long-term strategic planning doesn't seem to be the forte of terrorists.  Just ask Osama.
 
2014-02-07 01:44:34 PM  
This is why I never fly Jetblue.
 
2014-02-07 01:44:53 PM  
A turkey wing and a prayer.
 
2014-02-07 01:45:00 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!

Faulty subject-verb agreement aside, landings are part of ski jumping, half-pipe and slope-style events. Possibly others, too.


Figure skating.
 
2014-02-07 01:45:13 PM  
Dude wanted to see the women's figure skating bad.
 
2014-02-07 01:45:15 PM  

GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb


You're not the boss of me.
 
2014-02-07 01:45:17 PM  
Must have snapped after the hotel lost his reservation.
 
2014-02-07 01:45:31 PM  

VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!


Figure skating, arial stunt skiing and snowboarding, and ski jumping all have landings you need to stick.
 
2014-02-07 01:46:43 PM  

BalugaJoe: This is why I never fly Jetblue.


JetBlue only does short flights... Like Los Angeles to Vegas
 
2014-02-07 01:47:10 PM  

maudibjr: [www.balettie.com image 500x222]


That inapropiate use of that meme.   It's supposed to be funny.  Not dead serious accurate.
 
2014-02-07 01:47:18 PM  
They never got over Macho Grande.
 
2014-02-07 01:47:37 PM  

spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?


i290.photobucket.com

/oblig
 
2014-02-07 01:49:01 PM  
a.espncdn.com
 
2014-02-07 01:49:01 PM  
I'll need a lot of popcorn to watch this disaster. It could go on for days.

media.giphy.com
 
2014-02-07 01:49:27 PM  
I had the Lasagna.
 
2014-02-07 01:49:56 PM  

Tziva: GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb

You're not the boss of me.


Oh yes I am.  I am the boss of everybody.  I called it in 1989.
 
2014-02-07 01:50:33 PM  
I don't have a passport.  How else was I going to get to see my country's hockey team win the games?

Russ1642: Figure skating, arial stunt skiing and snowboarding, and ski jumping all have landings you need to stick.


my lack of sleep and slouched distance from my monitor read this as "anal stunt skiing."  Just thought I'd pass it along.
 
2014-02-07 01:50:53 PM  
shiat. On the upside, the plane is in Istanbul, so the hijackers will be in for a good turking.
 
2014-02-07 01:52:01 PM  
Did he really think he'd get away with it, with as much security there is around the Olympic areas? I'm more surprised he didn't blow himself up BECAUSE he failed to enter...
 
2014-02-07 01:52:27 PM  
A bo...???
 
2014-02-07 01:53:51 PM  
My biggest concern when this kind of stuff happens is the inevitable overreaction by the TSA.
 
2014-02-07 01:53:52 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: How much you wanna bet there wasn't actually a bomb on the plane? Why would a real terrorist make that announcement?


Everything will become clear, once they get the electrodes attached to his nuts.  Give them an hour or so.
 
2014-02-07 01:54:20 PM  
Over zealous staffer.
 
2014-02-07 01:54:21 PM  

nekom: After 9/11 airplane hijackings are virtually impossible.  I'm sure they have fortified their cockpit doors as well.  And nobody will believe that they're just going to land somewhere.  "I have a bomb!"   "Oh yeah?  Well you better set it off right now motherfarker cause we're gonna kick your ass"


I doubt the Russian would let an unidentifed plane into their airspace.  This was doomed from the begining. They'd scramble the bears and the plane would have been toast.
 
2014-02-07 01:54:35 PM  

ElLoco: spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]

/oblig


Yeah, but come on, the popcorn.

He posted something retarted, and then attached popcorn meme. He could at least have made a farking sockpuppet for that.
 
2014-02-07 01:55:09 PM  

jshine: Smeggy Smurf: Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(

Putin on the ritz already?  Silly muslims, don't you know he's looking for a reason to go full Stalin on your ass?

Long-term strategic planning doesn't seem to be the forte of terrorists.  Just ask Osama.


19 wankers with box cutters managed to cut the balls off the entire western world.  Seems that they can get it right when it matters
 
2014-02-07 01:55:11 PM  
The French judge only gives submitter 6.0 for that headline.
 
2014-02-07 01:55:14 PM  

GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb


Yeah that got a decent head scratch from me too
 
2014-02-07 01:55:52 PM  
Wait, the airline involved was Pegasus Air?

Couldn't they have sent the Wonderbolts to intercept the plane?  :D
 
2014-02-07 01:56:07 PM  

GalFriday: Tziva: GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb

You're not the boss of me.

Oh yes I am.  I am the boss of everybody.  I called it in 1989.


Careful, they might be giants.
 
2014-02-07 01:56:11 PM  
mikaloyd, am I allowed to be outraged yet?
 
2014-02-07 01:56:24 PM  
[FOLLOWUP] The toothpaste has hit the second tower!

/Aisle seat
 
2014-02-07 01:57:39 PM  

Danger Mouse: nekom: After 9/11 airplane hijackings are virtually impossible.  I'm sure they have fortified their cockpit doors as well.  And nobody will believe that they're just going to land somewhere.  "I have a bomb!"   "Oh yeah?  Well you better set it off right now motherfarker cause we're gonna kick your ass"

I doubt the Russian would let an unidentifed plane into their airspace.  This was doomed from the begining. They'd scramble the bears and the plane would have been toast.


That is why I doubt it was an attempted terrorist attack. More like a crazy person who didn't take their meds acting out.
 
2014-02-07 01:57:41 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: A bo...???


...rted. Yes, a terror attempt was aborted. Good of you to keep up.

:-D You're all right.
 
2014-02-07 01:58:16 PM  

Tziva: GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb

You're not the boss of me.


Could be that he has an accomplice with an ass-bomb. Please remain seated until your seat number is called for a rectal exam...
 
2014-02-07 01:58:23 PM  
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2014-02-07 01:59:24 PM  

spawn73: ElLoco: spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]

/oblig

Yeah, but come on, the popcorn.

He posted something retarted, and then attached popcorn meme. He could at least have made a farking sockpuppet for that.


Thanks to you, I blew soda out my nose.
 
2014-02-07 01:59:34 PM  

spawn73: ElLoco: spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]

/oblig

Yeah, but come on, the popcorn.


I prefer butter.
 
2014-02-07 01:59:56 PM  

Rev.K: HOTY material here, folks.


This is a top shelf headline.


Really? It's better than most of the dreck that gets greened but pretty far from HOTY in my opinion
 
2014-02-07 01:59:57 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-07 02:00:26 PM  
So the plane was diverted to Constantinople?
 
2014-02-07 02:01:31 PM  

GalFriday: Tziva: GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb

You're not the boss of me.

Oh yes I am.  I am the boss of everybody.  I called it in 1989.


So, my life of freedom ended when I was 16?  Felt more like 17, but whatever you say...boss
 
2014-02-07 02:01:55 PM  

zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.


Meh.  Kinda hard to open airplane doors at altitude/speed.  Just sayin'.
 
2014-02-07 02:02:03 PM  

VivianVivisect: BalugaJoe: This is why I never fly Jetblue.

JetBlue only does short flights... Like Los Angeles to Vegas


You are soooooooooooooo wrong Vivian. They fly cross country direct from their hubs.
 
2014-02-07 02:02:22 PM  

spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?


MOOOOOOOOM!
 
2014-02-07 02:04:32 PM  

LessO2: My biggest concern when this kind of stuff happens is the inevitable overreaction by the TSA.


That's crazy talk. Why would anyone need toothpaste when traveling?
 
2014-02-07 02:06:08 PM  

Danger Mouse: They'd scramble the bears and the plane would have been toast.


Why would they scramble heavy bombers for fighter intercept missions?
 
2014-02-07 02:07:13 PM  
"The passenger was believed to have drunk alcohol and was calmed down by the crew and persuaded to let the plane, a Boeing 737-800, land in Istanbul at 6:02 pm (1602 GMT), according to Dogan news agency."
Too much vodak.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/07/us-turkey-plane-idUSBREA161 E 720140207">http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/07/us-turkey-plane- idUSBREA16 1E720140207
 
2014-02-07 02:08:04 PM  

Crudbucket: GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb

Duh, what if one of the passengers IS the bomb?


Wasn't that an episode of Alias?  My wife was watching something like that a while back.
 
2014-02-07 02:08:13 PM  

Demagol: So the plane was diverted to Constantinople?


It's been a long time gone, Constantinople.
Now it's a Turkish Delight on a moonlit night.

/They Might Be Giants might have put me up to this...
 
2014-02-07 02:08:16 PM  
Uh oh. Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
 
2014-02-07 02:09:25 PM  

spawn73: He could at least have made a farking sockpuppet for that.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2014-02-07 02:09:52 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.


Meh.  Kinda hard to open airplane doors at altitude/speed.  Just sayin'.


www.timeforkids.com


"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."

Mitt, is that you?
 
2014-02-07 02:10:23 PM  

Danger Mouse: I doubt the Russian would let an unidentifed plane into their airspace. This was doomed from the begining. They'd scramble the bears and the plane would have been toast.


Sochi is on the Black Sea, a plane diverting from the Black Sea could leave an air traffic corridor and have an under 30 min flight time to Sochi. Assuming Russia would want to do a visual id pre shootdown and don't have fighters already up you are looking at 15 min before visual identification at least and than another 5 before shoot down is authorized. Also how would a Bear with 2 autocannons in the tail and a flight speed lower than any Boeing or Airbus jet liner do the shoot down?
 
2014-02-07 02:10:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Danger Mouse: They'd scramble the bears and the plane would have been toast.

Why would they scramble heavy bombers for fighter intercept missions?


Not those bears.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-07 02:12:08 PM  

ongbok: Dr Jack Badofsky: zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.
Meh.  Kinda hard to open airplane doors at altitude/speed.  Just sayin'.


[www.timeforkids.com image 487x260]
"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."Mitt, is that you?


Incorrect.  I may or may not be a Bieber entourage member.
 
2014-02-07 02:12:30 PM  
The pilot had the choice between potentially blowing up or going to Sochi, which apparently is a worse choice than dying...
 
2014-02-07 02:12:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Danger Mouse: They'd scramble the bears and the plane would have been toast.

Why would they scramble heavy bombers for fighter intercept missions?


Huh.  Always thought the Bears that would come in and test our Radar were fighters.
 
2014-02-07 02:13:52 PM  
"I said, my BONG!"
 
2014-02-07 02:14:04 PM  

rwfan: spawn73: ElLoco: spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]

/oblig

Yeah, but come on, the popcorn.

He posted something retarted, and then attached popcorn meme. He could at least have made a farking sockpuppet for that.

Thanks to you, I blew soda out my nose.


My brain auto corrected that 3 different times before I caught it.
 
2014-02-07 02:14:36 PM  

supershaft: "The passenger was believed to have drunk alcohol and was calmed down by the crew and persuaded to let the plane, a Boeing 737-800, land in Istanbul at 6:02 pm (1602 GMT), according to Dogan news agency."

Too much vodak.


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com


Too Much Vodka

 
2014-02-07 02:17:07 PM  
Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
 
2014-02-07 02:20:21 PM  

Russ1642: VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!

Figure skating, arial stunt skiing and snowboarding, and ski jumping all have landings you need to stick.


I prefer comic sans stunt skiing.
 
2014-02-07 02:24:06 PM  
freakoutnation.com
Pretty sure it is a false flag
 
2014-02-07 02:25:11 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.

Meh.  Kinda hard to open airplane doors at altitude/speed.  Just sayin'.


Well, they do it easy enough in the movies, so how come they can't do it in real life......oh, yeah. OK, never mind.
 
2014-02-07 02:25:30 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Russ1642: VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!

Figure skating, arial stunt skiing and snowboarding, and ski jumping all have landings you need to stick.

I prefer comic sans stunt skiing.


Papyrus or GTFO.

/Not meaning to to be serious here.
//I'm not THAT kind of type, anyway.
///Wingdings may be acceptable, too.
 
2014-02-07 02:26:02 PM  
Bomb or no, the rest of the passengers should be aloud to beat the crap out of the guy.
 
2014-02-07 02:27:57 PM  

Crudbucket: GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2:  Search for the bomb

Duh, what if one of the passengers IS the bomb?


Isn't that a bit of an Extrem(us) idea?
 
2014-02-07 02:29:18 PM  
Ukrainian you say? I'm bet the guys at GRB are patting themselves on the back. What better venue than this to discredit the anti-Russian movement with a "terror attack" attempt that never put anyone in harm's way?

Now, comrade tank is hungry! They need some Chechan rebel attacks for a reason for another invasion!

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-07 02:29:44 PM  
Perhaps he was just trying to land the plane is Sochi so that it could be used as a hotel.  From what I hear, a hijacked plane is better accommodations than are currently available.
 
2014-02-07 02:31:55 PM  
Maybe the Ukraine really is weak, a sitting duck.
 
2014-02-07 02:32:55 PM  
This is Putin's Katrina.
 
2014-02-07 02:37:21 PM  
GalFriday: Why are the passengers still on the plane while they search for the bomb?
Shouldn't it be:
Step 1: GET THE PASSENGERS OFF OF THE PLANE
Step 2: Search for the bomb

Surely you don't believe the ruling class gives a fark about the health 'n welfare of the serfs.
/// will now stop calling you Shirley.
 
2014-02-07 02:48:13 PM  
From TFA: Within 10 minutes of receiving a highjack alert, 2 F-15's sortied from a Turkish base, to escort the flight back to the airport, after the turn-around.  "Dr. Strangelove II: Electric Boogaloo."

/no fighting in the War Room!
 
2014-02-07 02:51:05 PM  
Our very own Olympic expert, Mitt Romney, on the London Olympics:

"It's hard to know just how well it will turn out," Romney told NBC. "There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials... that obviously is not something which is encouraging."

Our very same Olympic expert, Mitt Romney, on the Sochi Olympics:

"Well there's no such thing as 100 percent security anywhere in the world," Romney told The Associated Press on Saturday. "At the Sochi fields of play there will be very adequate security."

Sure, there's a lack of potable (or cleaning) water. There are communal toilets. The sidewalks and roads are still being constructed. They can't keep wild dogs out of hotel rooms. There's a toothpaste plot. But Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.

How could America have passed up putting this man in charge of the country?
 
2014-02-07 03:01:18 PM  

VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!


figure skating, ski jump, half pipe

all of those are sports where you have judges and you have to stick the landing.
 
2014-02-07 03:02:05 PM  

DeaH: How could America have passed up putting this man in charge of the country?


what's amazing is how close he came.
 
2014-02-07 03:03:09 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: mikaloyd, am I allowed to be outraged yet?


You are SUPPOSED to be outraged prole
 
2014-02-07 03:08:58 PM  

DeaH: But Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.


I don't read it like that at all.  I think it has more to do with cherry-picking quotes than anything else.  I doubt very much that Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.
 
2014-02-07 03:09:55 PM  
FTA:
Cihan News Agency of Turkey said the alleged hijacker was apparently being detained, as it published a photograph from inside the plane of a man standing in a numbered-11 sports jersey with empty seats around him and two people in uniform.


Wow - Alex Smith took the Chiefs' season collapse pretty hard.
 
2014-02-07 03:10:09 PM  

SlothB77: VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!

figure skating, ski jump, half pipe

all of those are sports where you have judges and you have to stick the landing.


s1.ibtimes.com

I'd stick her landing, you dig?
 
2014-02-07 03:13:23 PM  

Crudbucket: SlothB77: VivianVivisect: There is no gymnastics in the Winter Olympics!!!!!!

figure skating, ski jump, half pipe

all of those are sports where you have judges and you have to stick the landing.

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I'd stick her landing, you dig?


Please don't tell me she's 14, and now, I have to go sit in the chair.  It's not really fair to do stuff like that.
 
2014-02-07 03:15:47 PM  
If you "stick" a landing on snow or ice you are doing it wrong and it will probably require surgery.
 
2014-02-07 03:18:16 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sounds like a crazy person, not a legit terrorist.


You mean to tell me there is a distinction between the two? Who knew?
 
2014-02-07 03:20:57 PM  
The hijacker was Chris Gaines.
 
2014-02-07 03:29:43 PM  

supershaft: "The passenger was believed to have drunk alcohol and was calmed down by the crew and persuaded to let the plane, a Boeing 737-800, land in Istanbul at 6:02 pm (1602 GMT), according to Dogan news agency."
Too much vodak.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/07/us-turkey-plane-idUSBREA161 E 720140207">http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/07/us-turkey-plane- idUSBREA16 1E720140207


Non-issue, over-zealous Ukrainian.
 
2014-02-07 03:36:02 PM  
The question if IF something bad do happen in the next couple weeks that embarrasses the hell out of Putin will he hold back on the Chechens and the mountain folks of the Caucasus or will he go all out crazy medieval on them?

On one hand he is a very calculative bastard but on the other he is also a stone cold killer and a psychopath.
 
2014-02-07 03:40:56 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Maybe the Ukraine really is weak, a sitting duck.


www.nba.com
 
2014-02-07 03:47:23 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: jshine: Smeggy Smurf: Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(

Putin on the ritz already?  Silly muslims, don't you know he's looking for a reason to go full Stalin on your ass?

Long-term strategic planning doesn't seem to be the forte of terrorists.  Just ask Osama.

19 wankers with box cutters managed to cut the balls off the entire western world.  Seems that they can get it right when it matters



Depends on what you mean by "get it right" -- they succeeded in sowing panic in the short-term.  In the long-term they destroyed their own organization, with their leadership dead or in prison.  Meanwhile the US continues right on ticking, with the admitted annoyance of having to take your shoes off in the airport.

...so if slowing airline security checks was their ultimate end, bravo*.

/ * it wasn't, of course.  He outlined his positions explicitly after the attacks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motives_for_the_September_11_attacks ( In bin Laden's November 2002 "Letter to America", he explicitly stated that al-Qaeda's motives for their attacks include: Western support for attacking Muslims in Somalia, supporting Russian atrocities against Muslims in Chechnya, supporting the Indian oppression against Muslims in Kashmir, the Jewish aggression against Muslims in Lebanon, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, U.S. support of Israel, and sanctions against Iraq. ) -- none of which improved, from his standpoint, as a result of 9/11
 
2014-02-07 03:56:08 PM  

zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.


What being the Russians?  The Ukrainian plane that was headed for Turkey?
 
2014-02-07 04:02:35 PM  

trappedspirit: zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.

What being the Russians?  The Ukrainian plane that was headed for Turkey?


Russian/Ukrainian, what the diff?

/ 1/4 Ukrainian
 
2014-02-07 04:12:41 PM  

ElLoco: Wonder what they cut off in Turkey when you steal a plane?


Your landing gear.
 
2014-02-07 04:12:55 PM  

Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(


Oh, you mean that wasn't part of the ceremony?
 
2014-02-07 04:23:07 PM  
The operatives that really stopped him was Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker
 
2014-02-07 04:30:03 PM  

zimbomba63: trappedspirit: zimbomba63: It being the Russians, I'm surprised that they didn't drop him off at Sochi, and I mean from about 10,000 feet.

What being the Russians?  The Ukrainian plane that was headed for Turkey?

Russian/Ukrainian, what the diff?

/ 1/4 Ukrainian


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-07 04:36:46 PM  

RedZoneTuba: From TFA: The 110 passengers are still on board the plane, a public diplomacy officer said Friday night in Turkey. Security officers were searching for a bomb aboard the plane, the transportation official said.

So you suspect a bomb is on the plane and keep everyone on board while you search it?!?  I think I might want a word with someone if I was a passenger.


Yeah, good luck. You know passengers have no rights on planes except to sit there or be labeled terrorists.
 
2014-02-07 04:43:56 PM  

Goimir: RedZoneTuba: From TFA: The 110 passengers are still on board the plane, a public diplomacy officer said Friday night in Turkey. Security officers were searching for a bomb aboard the plane, the transportation official said.

So you suspect a bomb is on the plane and keep everyone on board while you search it?!?  I think I might want a word with someone if I was a passenger.

Yeah, good luck. You know passengers have no rights on planes except to sit there or be labeled terrorists.


Goimir, don't you get it, he wants to go to a Turkish prison, for the...you know, "thingy", they like to do.
 
2014-02-07 04:56:50 PM  

zimbomba63: Goimir: RedZoneTuba: From TFA: The 110 passengers are still on board the plane, a public diplomacy officer said Friday night in Turkey. Security officers were searching for a bomb aboard the plane, the transportation official said.

So you suspect a bomb is on the plane and keep everyone on board while you search it?!?  I think I might want a word with someone if I was a passenger.

Yeah, good luck. You know passengers have no rights on planes except to sit there or be labeled terrorists.

Goimir, don't you get it, he wants to go to a Turkish prison, for the...you know, "thingy", they like to do.


So a dude and his bro are out driving in the middle of the night through Kentucky. They get pulled over and the cop walks up and says to the dude driving "your headlights are out of adjustment and I'm giving you a ticket for it."

The dude says "I've never heard of such things!"

The cop slaps the dude across the face.

"What was that for?"

"You don't disrespect a law officer in the state of Kentucky."

The cop walks over to the passenger side of the car and gets the bro to roll his window down. Immediately the cop slaps the bro across the face.

The bro looks at the cop and says "I didn't do anything! What was that for?"

The cop smiles and says "Just making your wish come true."
 
2014-02-07 05:15:55 PM  

spawn73: ElLoco: spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?

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/oblig

Yeah, but come on, the popcorn.

He posted something retarted, and then attached popcorn meme. He could at least have made a farking sockpuppet for that.


Dude, shut up already.  You had it made!
 
2014-02-07 05:21:03 PM  

spawn73: L.D. Ablo: These Olympics are going to hell earlier than I expected.

Yes, you so dearly hope it does, so you have to clutch to straws.

Posting pictures of popcorn? Mods.?


Reported for reporting.
 
2014-02-07 05:36:30 PM  

SlothB77: DeaH: But Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.

I don't read it like that at all.  I think it has more to do with cherry-picking quotes than anything else.  I doubt very much that Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.


He certainly did tick off the citizens of London, and he ticked off their Prime Minister. It's hardly cherry-picking to provide his quotes on security for both London and Sochi. But, if it makes you feel better, the Washington Times and Fox News also saying he thinks Sochi will be safe. And here's Fox News and the Washington Times on Romney's comments on the London Olympics. Both are conservative outlets, so they would, if anything, cherry-pick in his favor.

And Romney really was the best among the primary candidate frontrunners. He really was the best of that lot.
 
2014-02-07 06:54:09 PM  

WelldeadLink: Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(

Oh, you mean that wasn't part of the ceremony?


Hahahaha
 
2014-02-07 07:22:17 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-07 11:30:00 PM  

GalFriday: Oh yes I am.  I am the boss of everybody.  I called it in 1989.


YOU ARE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!
 
2014-02-08 12:18:44 AM  

Captain Steroid: My God, we couldn't even get through the Opening Ceremony without a terrorist threat? :-(


A threat is very different from an attack and an attack is very different from a successful attack.

I could call in a threat to Sochi if I wanted to.

have you completely failed to notice the terrorist bombings late last year or the recent threats?

As much as Russia has botched the Olympics, I think there are 2 things that won't happen.  A suicide bomber is not getting anywhere near the games and if someone tries the old 'fly-a-jumbo-jet-into-a-stadium-full-of people' trick, Russia will shoot it down.

Terrorist attacks outside of Sochi?   Well, yeah, it's game on.  Russia can't stop those

If I were in Russia right now, I think Sochi would be the safest place you could find as far as terror attacks go.
 
2014-02-08 12:35:43 AM  

DeaH: Our very own Olympic expert, Mitt Romney, on the London Olympics:

"It's hard to know just how well it will turn out," Romney told NBC. "There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials... that obviously is not something which is encouraging."

Our very same Olympic expert, Mitt Romney, on the Sochi Olympics:

"Well there's no such thing as 100 percent security anywhere in the world," Romney told The Associated Press on Saturday. "At the Sochi fields of play there will be very adequate security."

Sure, there's a lack of potable (or cleaning) water. There are communal toilets. The sidewalks and roads are still being constructed. They can't keep wild dogs out of hotel rooms. There's a toothpaste plot. But Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.

How could America have passed up putting this man in charge of the country?


Stop frothing at the mouth.  I hadn't heard anything that Romney had said about the 2014 Olympics until I read your post, but I'm trying hard to find anything wrong with what he said or where he said he was more impressed with Sochi than London.

Like it or not, Romney is a very public figure that was heavily involved with the SLC Olympics.  It makes sense that the media may interview him.  That he didn't come up with any words of wisdom that enlightened us is far from surprising.  From your quotes, he's being quite diplomatic about the whole thing.  I didn't vote for the asshole, but I agree with what he said.  You can never guarantee 100% security, but I think Russia has done an adequate job with respect to guarding against terror.

And you'd be laughing twice as hard if he had taken on other concerns regarding infrastructure based on a few articles and tweets from the press who were less than impressed with their hotel accommodations.

Did you see the anti-aircraft installation right next to the Olympics?  Did you hear anything about thousands of troops protecting the area?

No terror will happen in Sochi.  Now Volgograd or any number of other  Russian cities it could happen, but that could happen any day of the year just as it could happen in Boston or London or Madrid or Cairo.

One thought occurred to me.  In a few months when the Olympics are over and all the security is gone and the hollow shells of hotels are left to rot, maybe some terrorists will sneak up and blow up an empty stadium - for the symbolism or something.
 
2014-02-08 12:42:27 AM  

gfid: DeaH: Our very own Olympic expert, Mitt Romney, on the London Olympics:

"It's hard to know just how well it will turn out," Romney told NBC. "There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials... that obviously is not something which is encouraging."

Our very same Olympic expert, Mitt Romney, on the Sochi Olympics:

"Well there's no such thing as 100 percent security anywhere in the world," Romney told The Associated Press on Saturday. "At the Sochi fields of play there will be very adequate security."

Sure, there's a lack of potable (or cleaning) water. There are communal toilets. The sidewalks and roads are still being constructed. They can't keep wild dogs out of hotel rooms. There's a toothpaste plot. But Mitt is more impressed with Sochi than he was with London.

How could America have passed up putting this man in charge of the country?

Stop frothing at the mouth.  I hadn't heard anything that Romney had said about the 2014 Olympics until I read your post, but I'm trying hard to find anything wrong with what he said or where he said he was more impressed with Sochi than London.

Like it or not, Romney is a very public figure that was heavily involved with the SLC Olympics.  It makes sense that the media may interview him.  That he didn't come up with any words of wisdom that enlightened us is far from surprising.  From your quotes, he's being quite diplomatic about the whole thing.  I didn't vote for the asshole, but I agree with what he said.  You can never guarantee 100% security, but I think Russia has done an adequate job with respect to guarding against terror.

And you'd be laughing twice as hard if he had taken on other concerns regarding infrastructure based on a few articles and tweets from the press who were less than impressed with their hotel accommodations.

Did you see the anti-aircraft installation right next to the ...


Romney will not date you.
 
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