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(Daily Mail)   Photographs show the opulent home of Chicken Kiev   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 156
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2014-02-22 11:40:41 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

This is my stop.

/Jack Daniels?
 
2014-02-23 12:12:49 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

A protester poses in a bathtub

Nothing says opulence like having a bathtub for your rocks.
 
2014-02-23 12:15:23 AM  
My first reaction: BURN IT DOWN!
My second reaction: Maybe make it a home for orphans or something
 
2014-02-23 12:24:38 AM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x574]

A protester poses in a bathtub

Nothing says opulence like having a bathtub for your rocks.


Man I imagine they hold heat really well, though.  I have a big bathtub, but it's not deep enough to hold rocks.
 
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2014-02-23 12:51:24 AM  
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2014-02-23 01:43:28 AM  
... so "protestors" just took over this country's government, and they are completely restrained when visitng the deposed leader's residence, choosing to treat it like a photo op and vacation visit?

what doesn't make sense here?
 
2014-02-23 02:29:16 AM  
Stupid protestors. Now with Yanukovich gone, the wealth will never trickle down.
 
2014-02-23 02:29:31 AM  
I was wondering what was keeping them from kicking in the windows to get to the dining room - or what was keeping them from stealing everything that wasn't nailed down.

Maybe Ukrainians are just well behaved mobbers?
 
2014-02-23 03:10:33 AM  

Lsherm: I was wondering what was keeping them from kicking in the windows to get to the dining room - or what was keeping them from stealing everything that wasn't nailed down.

Maybe Ukrainians are just well behaved mobbers?


I wondered why the place wasn't in flames myself. From TFA:

Ukrainian security and volunteers from among Independence Square protesters have joined forces to protect the presidential countryside retreat from vandalism and looting
 
2014-02-23 03:13:19 AM  
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2014-02-23 03:16:51 AM  
Yulia Tymoshenko was believed to be the richest person in Ukraine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulia_Tymoshenko - so it's interesting that social media is having a go at the person who replaced her for being a rich bastard.
 
2014-02-23 03:20:09 AM  

fusillade762: Lsherm: I was wondering what was keeping them from kicking in the windows to get to the dining room - or what was keeping them from stealing everything that wasn't nailed down.

Maybe Ukrainians are just well behaved mobbers?

I wondered why the place wasn't in flames myself. From TFA:

Ukrainian security and volunteers from among Independence Square protesters have joined forces to protect the presidential countryside retreat from vandalism and looting


For now.

I predict there will be quite the bonfire in another day or two. I notice that the guys with the armor and military-style weaponry are the ones actually INSIDE the residence, going through the paperwork.
 
2014-02-23 03:24:08 AM  
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2014-02-23 03:24:21 AM  

Walker: My first reaction: BURN IT DOWN!
My second reaction: Maybe make it a home for orphans or something


Your second reaction was my first. Dang, don't waste it. Take it the fark over, Ukrainians. Seize the power it represents and use it for good, rather than destroy it.

Also, it really looks quite beautiful.

Imagine if they made it a pet rescue facility. Why not? There's already a zoo. And it would be hilarious if the place were overrun by (well cared for) cats and dogs...
 
2014-02-23 03:27:47 AM  

ekdikeo4: ... so "protestors" just took over this country's government, and they are completely restrained when visitng the deposed leader's residence, choosing to treat it like a photo op and vacation visit?

what doesn't make sense here?


No, it makes sense. Ukraine is a pretty big place. Not every Ukrainian is going to be able to go see the abhorrent corruption of the place. But it's possibly the most powerful political message they could show the Eastern supporters of the deposed President.
 
2014-02-23 03:27:53 AM  
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I guess this guy was also the Jay Leno of Soviet cars.
 
2014-02-23 03:28:35 AM  
this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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2014-02-23 03:32:03 AM  

gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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Yeah, just a farking little.
 
2014-02-23 03:32:09 AM  

gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.


Makes me wonder if they'll find human remains on his land. Super spooky.
 
2014-02-23 03:33:31 AM  
It reminds me a bit of some old mansions in Hannibal, MO, built in the 19th century, both in size and grandeur but with more modern construction materials.
 
2014-02-23 03:35:42 AM  

ekdikeo4: ... so "protestors" just took over this country's government, and they are completely restrained when visitng the deposed leader's residence, choosing to treat it like a photo op and vacation visit?

what doesn't make sense here?


What sense would burning it down really make?
I'm getting the feeling that destroying their community's assets is not number one on their to do list.

It's not Compton or South Central.
 
2014-02-23 03:43:47 AM  

gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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I'm no expert, but it seems that the one of those birds died for our sins...

/who the hell crucifies a bird?
//other than Yanukovych

Walker: My first reaction: BURN IT DOWN!
My second reaction: Maybe make it a home for orphans or something


Yanukovych is lucky the protestors didn't go full Onoprienko* on his house.

*Ukrainian serial killer who would murder a house's inhabitants and then burn the house down.
 
2014-02-23 03:49:45 AM  
Did he crucify every falcon on the road to Rome to send a message?
 
2014-02-23 03:55:56 AM  

gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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To put the most charitable possible spin on it, perhaps the birds were being hung for future consumption. Still, I don't think this is normally done by crucifying them.
 
2014-02-23 03:57:39 AM  
Yeah nothing farking weird at all about crucified birds.
/WTF
 
2014-02-23 03:58:17 AM  
Well, at least it's unlikely the birds were still alive when they were nailed to crosses.
 
2014-02-23 03:59:34 AM  
Those are goshawks... The brown ones are juveniles and the gray blue ones are adults. The only reason you'd kill and display dead goshawks like that would be if you were a landskeeper who kept game birds for hunting and didn't like the raptorial competition. They display them like that in order to 'scare off' other hawks (hint: it doesn't work). Poor goshawks... that breaks my heart. :(
 
2014-02-23 04:06:02 AM  

Lsherm: I was wondering what was keeping them from kicking in the windows to get to the dining room - or what was keeping them from stealing everything that wasn't nailed down.

Maybe Ukrainians are just well behaved mobbers?


Why would you expect them to behave like the thieves they're removing from their government? That would make far less sense than peacefully occupying the grounds as they have and showing the world what has been stolen from them...
 
2014-02-23 04:08:43 AM  

gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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I think he was trying to send a message. Birds eat the rotting human flesh of the crucified, but if there is no one around to crucify then they are only left to eat each other.

Or he was making a reference to Bob Marley's Three Little Birds.
Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
 
2014-02-23 04:10:14 AM  

narkor: Yulia Tymoshenko was believed to be the richest person in Ukraine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulia_Tymoshenko - so it's interesting that social media is having a go at the person who replaced her for being a rich bastard.


My first thought as well.
 
2014-02-23 04:14:11 AM  
I was never sure why Yulia went to prison.. just because he could do it?
 
2014-02-23 04:23:09 AM  

Alphax: I was never sure why Yulia went to prison.. just because he could do it?


Because Russia couldn't get away with assassinating her after their botched assassination attempt on a Yushchenko, but they still needed to send a threatening message to anyone else thinking about opposing them.
 
2014-02-23 04:23:54 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: Lsherm: I was wondering what was keeping them from kicking in the windows to get to the dining room - or what was keeping them from stealing everything that wasn't nailed down.

Maybe Ukrainians are just well behaved mobbers?

Why would you expect them to behave like the thieves they're removing from their government? That would make far less sense than peacefully occupying the grounds as they have and showing the world what has been stolen from them...


Because crowds of people steal if the opportunity presents itself absent outside control.  It's human nature.
 
2014-02-23 04:27:09 AM  

narkor: Yulia Tymoshenko was believed to be the richest person in Ukraine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulia_Tymoshenko - so it's interesting that social media is having a go at the person who replaced her for being a rich bastard.


Did she get rich before or DURING her time as a government leader?  The details are important, here.
 
2014-02-23 04:29:50 AM  
Now the search to find a credible source for this story.
 
2014-02-23 04:32:35 AM  

HotWingAgenda: narkor: Yulia Tymoshenko was believed to be the richest person in Ukraine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulia_Tymoshenko - so it's interesting that social media is having a go at the person who replaced her for being a rich bastard.

My first thought as well.


I think the point is that he was an academic who became a politician and in theory was never in fact wealthy at all. He literally just bought all this using public money, treating the public purse as a personal account in the fashion of all dictators.

The issue of how Tymoshenko got rich is of course controversial (put me on the 'all the oligarchs are thieves and should be in jail' list).. but not in the same way as this at least.
 
2014-02-23 04:35:32 AM  
Sucks that they felt compelled to get back at The Man by smashing up his 991 Turbo S, though.
 
2014-02-23 04:36:55 AM  
power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
 
2014-02-23 04:56:33 AM  

grimlock1972: power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


Yes, and corruption powers absolution as power absolves corruption.
 
2014-02-23 05:17:51 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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To put the most charitable possible spin on it, perhaps the birds were being hung for future consumption. Still, I don't think this is normally done by crucifying them.



Well, you can buy imitation goshawks to display as scarecrows to keep other birds away, this looks like a similar situation but for someone too rich to settle for imitation anything. Presumably they were hung up dead, not crucified. Still kind of a strange pose...
 
2014-02-23 05:26:25 AM  
"On tonight's episode of 'American Ukrainian Greed'......"
 
2014-02-23 05:49:22 AM  

gnarlywizzard: this is from the backyard somewhere. kinda spooky if you ask me.
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What in the world???? Makes me wonder more about the story of that protester who was crucified.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2549328/Ukrainian-protestor- ki dnapped-CRUCIFIED-ear-cut-dumped-forest-week-torture.html
 
2014-02-23 05:51:53 AM  

ekdikeo4: ... so "protestors" just took over this country's government, and they are completely restrained when visitng the deposed leader's residence, choosing to treat it like a photo op and vacation visit?

what doesn't make sense here?



It would actually make no sense to destroy it all. All that shiat was bought with their money, by keeping the assets intact they can recoup some of the wealth for their country. Also they can find incriminating documentation in there. Lastly, they can use the photos and videos of the opulence for propaganda purposes ("See what we were dealing with, rest of the world?").

Do you just instantly assume that all people protesting/revolting against their government are unhinged savages who are incapable of rational thought or self-control?
 
2014-02-23 05:55:19 AM  
More pics if anyone is interested...

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2014-02-23 06:00:17 AM  

NEDM: Did she get rich before or DURING her time as a government leader? The details are important, here.


Both
 
2014-02-23 06:01:17 AM  
his helipad

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2014-02-23 06:09:06 AM  
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Now that's what you call a Golden Throne.
 
2014-02-23 06:09:41 AM  
Here is what CNN says:

Ukraine's president calls efforts to push him from office a 'coup'

Hmm, the President's house is occupied, at least 17 people died yesterday, and the protesters are now in charge of the government.   Coup is french for blow, and is short for the phrase coup d'etat, blow against the state, and is usually reserved for a violent deposing of a government.

How is this anything but a 'coup'?   I mean, literally and figuratively? I'm sure it is a blow to the Ukraine president.

CNN sucks.
 
2014-02-23 06:20:03 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
A protester poses in a bathtub at the residence has the crowds take photos of some of the sprawling outhouses

How backwards of a country is the Ukraine?  Not even the presidential palace has indoor plumbing!
 
2014-02-23 06:20:56 AM  
All photos of his tacky, nouveau-riche home aside, I nominate "Chicken Kiev" as this man's forever-nickname.

Suits the bastard perfectly.
 
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