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(Washington Post)   Russia's alternative theories about MH17 show they've watched the 1st season of Sherlock. Expect further updates from them as Netflix expands its BBC selection   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-07-23 05:15:39 PM  
The one with the dead people on the plane is the first episode of season 2 of Sherlock.
 
2014-07-23 05:38:44 PM  

RexTalionis: The one with the dead people on the plane is the first episode of season 2 of Sherlock.


That's what they'd like you to think, but subby was aware of this and switched them...or did he?
 
2014-07-23 05:47:56 PM  
They're just asking questions
 
2014-07-23 07:29:52 PM  
I have my own theory...
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-07-23 08:01:08 PM  
Is Russia the Texas if Europe?
 
2014-07-23 08:12:14 PM  

b2theory: Is Russia the Texas if Europe?


OF
 
2014-07-23 08:18:23 PM  
They can work their way through the second season one episode at a time.

Was the plane brought down by a gigantic... HOUND?
 
2014-07-23 08:36:15 PM  

b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?



If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.
 
2014-07-23 08:38:36 PM  
I thought BBC had an exclusive contract with Amazon Prime?
 
2014-07-23 08:39:20 PM  
Russians are so gullible and they expect everyone else to be the same.  If it plays to their delicate sense of conspiracy theories -- all the better.
 
2014-07-23 08:39:23 PM  

media.tumblr.com


UMQRA?

 
2014-07-23 08:40:29 PM  

macross87: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas if Europe?

Then which EU counterpart is Florida?

/Greece?


Belgium.
 
2014-07-23 08:42:00 PM  
No wonder the GOP strokes such a turgid hard on about Russia and Russian leaders in recent years. It's a land of jingoistic nationalists, who are receptive to authoritarian dickbags and hate gays, even more than we are. It's the GOP's dream society.
 
2014-07-23 08:42:25 PM  
umm,, sure

I'm an MMO freak. I game with many Russians. They are all aware of what likely happened. And they are at the moment ashamed. The corruption was cool, until the government started downing civilian airliners. Over Ukraine of all places.

As they say, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered


I think there is a change coming soon to Russia.
 
2014-07-23 08:42:31 PM  
That was my least favorite episode so I will have to disagree.
 
2014-07-23 08:43:10 PM  
Clearly it was a Fringe event.
 
2014-07-23 08:45:24 PM  
look for a small clear disk under the skin of one of the passengers
 
2014-07-23 08:49:28 PM  

RexTalionis: The one with the dead people on the plane is the first episode of season 2 of Sherlock.


One and done.
 
2014-07-23 08:50:27 PM  
Still betting on spy plain excuse.
 
2014-07-23 08:51:22 PM  

macross87: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas if Europe?

Then which EU counterpart is Florida?

/Greece?


Trick question: Russia isn't in the EU
 
2014-07-23 08:54:02 PM  

Paris1127: macross87: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas if Europe?

Then which EU counterpart is Florida?

/Greece?

Trick question: Russia isn't in the EU


And only slightly in Europe.
 
2014-07-23 08:54:37 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.


It's funny, because Russia's neighbours met only friendly passers-by
 
2014-07-23 08:55:01 PM  

mongbiohazard: No wonder the GOP strokes such a turgid hard on about Russia and Russian leaders in recent years. It's a land of jingoistic nationalists, who are receptive to authoritarian dickbags and hate gays, even more than we are. It's the GOP's dream society.


But, if you're too successful and cross Putin, you go to prison.  Not a Republican's dream at all.
 
2014-07-23 08:59:10 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.


Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.
 
2014-07-23 08:59:38 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.


I dunno about "thousands of years", but I know that the Rus, along with Germanics and Scandinavians, who went a-viking also worked as Mercenaries for various groups between 500 and 1200 AD.

That whole Northern European/Eastern European group of people were often times the guys farking over the early French, Anglo-Saxon, and Celtic peoples.

/did you know that the Vikings surrounded the Island on which Paris was founded and held it for ransom no less than 3 times?
//Did you know that Normandy was founded when the early French, after paying said ransom 3 separate times, basically asked the Vikings to stay, settle, and protect them from being held for ransom by other Vikings?
///Did you also know that early Anglo-Saxons from the British Isles hated Viking settlers due to the fact that the men frequently bathed, combed their hair, cleaned their teeth, and otherwise had far better hygiene and were thus preferred by the women to the natives? They've found remnants of combs, early devices to clean teeth, and even wooden utensils made to remove ear wax in early Viking settlements in the British Islands and Ireland, and have found early writings that show that guys (or at least the guy who bothered to record in writing, which is not exactly a common thing from the time period) were cockblocked by the guys who actually bathed.
////Apparently the British Isles were populated, as far as the men go, entirely by neckbeard basement dwellers.
////Learn from this, modern neckbeard basement dwellers. Your smelly ways have turned chicks off since the dawn of time.
 
2014-07-23 09:01:37 PM  
i162.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-23 09:03:42 PM  
We laugh but I've heard the same theory about when we shot down that Iranian airliner decades ago.

Airplane filled with corpses to make the US look bad! The Iranians had a spy fire the missile.

People do not like being part of the bad team and will make mental leaps to cast their side as the real good guys. See Germany citizens during ww2. Or Republicans/Democrats after a really embarrassing moment.
 
2014-07-23 09:06:23 PM  
Vodka Zombie:

Belgium.

Hey now.. they give us good beer and Front 242
 
2014-07-23 09:10:16 PM  
I'm getting two things out of the coverage of MH17:

1) according the the western media, the Russians are so farking insanely nationalistic/paranoid that they think everything that happens against their favor is a western conspiracy

2) western media is pure propaganda in favor of the west

I think #1 is probably more accurate based on the number of missteps and contradictions coming out of Russia, but it has been reported that way by the west, so a propagandish slant from the west isn't impossible.

Either way the situation sucks.
 
2014-07-23 09:12:38 PM  
What quotations. Russia's looking more and more like a rabid, cornered animal.
 
2014-07-23 09:14:05 PM  
I get the RT tv channel in my hotel, I've been watching it this week, it's very similar to watching Ancient Aliens
 
2014-07-23 09:15:15 PM  

tinyarena: umm,, sure

I'm an MMO freak. I game with many Russians. They are all aware of what likely happened. And they are at the moment ashamed. The corruption was cool, until the government started downing civilian airliners. Over Ukraine of all places.

As they say, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered


I think there is a change coming soon to Russia.


 I think there is only so far you can take the Orwelian double-speak these days, until something like this happens to expose what a farce the whole system is.  They push it until it snaps.
 
2014-07-23 09:15:27 PM  

juvandy: I'm getting two things out of the coverage of MH17:

1) according the the western media, the Russians are so farking insanely nationalistic/paranoid that they think everything that happens against their favor is a western conspiracy

2) western media is pure propaganda in favor of the west

I think #1 is probably more accurate based on the number of missteps and contradictions coming out of Russia, but it has been reported that way by the west, so a propagandish slant from the west isn't impossible.

Either way the situation sucks.


When even the farking Danish are pissed at you, you probably farked up something bad.
 
2014-07-23 09:15:40 PM  

Snarfangel: I have my own theory...
[static.tvtropes.org image 468x306]


I've got a theory - it could be witches, some evil witches!
 
2014-07-23 09:16:31 PM  
Sherlock? No shiat!
 
2014-07-23 09:16:41 PM  

Nick Nostril: insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.

Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.


The Romans are crazy, but good. The Russians are crazier and barely competent. It's a bad combination.

csb
I saw a driver on Zemlyanoy Val (think inner beltway in Moscow) have car issues, proceed to get out of his car in the middle of the road, beat on the engine with a rubber hammer, get back in, and take off again - all in heavy, fast-moving, and homicidal traffic. One of the biggest wtf moments in my life.
/csb
 
2014-07-23 09:19:51 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Snarfangel: I have my own theory...
[static.tvtropes.org image 468x306]

I've got a theory - it could be witches, some evil witches!


Bunnies.
 
2014-07-23 09:20:23 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: tinyarena: umm,, sure

I'm an MMO freak. I game with many Russians. They are all aware of what likely happened. And they are at the moment ashamed. The corruption was cool, until the government started downing civilian airliners. Over Ukraine of all places.

As they say, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered


I think there is a change coming soon to Russia.

 I think there is only so far you can take the Orwelian double-speak these days, until something like this happens to expose what a farce the whole system is.  They push it until it snaps.


There is no time in Russia's history that things were so bad they couldn't get worse.
 
2014-07-23 09:22:44 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Nick Nostril: insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.

Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.

The Romans are crazy, but good. The Russians are crazier and barely competent. It's a bad combination.

csb
I saw a driver on Zemlyanoy Val (think inner beltway in Moscow) have car issues, proceed to get out of his car in the middle of the road, beat on the engine with a rubber hammer, get back in, and take off again - all in heavy, fast-moving, and homicidal traffic. One of the biggest wtf moments in my life.
/csb


He learned that trick from Goldeneye.
 
2014-07-23 09:23:24 PM  

Randomly: We laugh but I've heard the same theory about when we shot down that Iranian airliner decades ago.

Airplane filled with corpses to make the US look bad! The Iranians had a spy fire the missile.

People do not like being part of the bad team and will make mental leaps to cast their side as the real good guys. See Germany citizens during ww2. Or Republicans/Democrats after a really embarrassing moment.


I'm waiting for Putin to give the missle crew a medal.
 
2014-07-23 09:26:47 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Nick Nostril: insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.

Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.

The Romans are crazy, but good. The Russians are crazier and barely competent. It's a bad combination.

csb
I saw a driver on Zemlyanoy Val (think inner beltway in Moscow) have car issues, proceed to get out of his car in the middle of the road, beat on the engine with a rubber hammer, get back in, and take off again - all in heavy, fast-moving, and homicidal traffic. One of the biggest wtf moments in my life.
/csb


I see you've never driven on 28 in Pittsburgh.
 
2014-07-23 09:27:52 PM  

whither_apophis: Randomly: We laugh but I've heard the same theory about when we shot down that Iranian airliner decades ago.

Airplane filled with corpses to make the US look bad! The Iranians had a spy fire the missile.

People do not like being part of the bad team and will make mental leaps to cast their side as the real good guys. See Germany citizens during ww2. Or Republicans/Democrats after a really embarrassing moment.

I'm waiting for Putin to give the missle crew a medal.


10/10

Thread over. Last one out get the lights.
 
2014-07-23 09:28:36 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Paris1127: macross87: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas if Europe?

Then which EU counterpart is Florida?

/Greece?

Trick question: Russia isn't in the EU

And only slightly in Europe.


Just the tip, to see how it feels.
 
2014-07-23 09:29:07 PM  

tinyarena: umm,, sure

I'm an MMO freak. I game with many Russians. They are all aware of what likely happened. And they are at the moment ashamed. The corruption was cool, until the government started downing civilian airliners. Over Ukraine of all places.

As they say, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered


I think there is a change coming soon to Russia.


Yeah I think they're well aware of what's going on, they're not stupid. Same with the civilians in Best Korea, I'm sure they know something is up with country and government. Though with all the propaganda and almost zero outside information, everyone probably believes at least some of it and just play along with the rest. What else are they to do?
 
2014-07-23 09:29:30 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Nick Nostril: insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.

Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.

The Romans are crazy, but good. The Russians are crazier and barely competent. It's a bad combination.

csb
I saw a driver on Zemlyanoy Val (think inner beltway in Moscow) have car issues, proceed to get out of his car in the middle of the road, beat on the engine with a rubber hammer, get back in, and take off again - all in heavy, fast-moving, and homicidal traffic. One of the biggest wtf moments in my life.
/csb



Are you sure he wasn't just beating the other Russian guy riding in the engine compartment?
 
2014-07-23 09:29:38 PM  

Goimir: ChubbyTiger: Nick Nostril: insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.

Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.

The Romans are crazy, but good. The Russians are crazier and barely competent. It's a bad combination.

csb
I saw a driver on Zemlyanoy Val (think inner beltway in Moscow) have car issues, proceed to get out of his car in the middle of the road, beat on the engine with a rubber hammer, get back in, and take off again - all in heavy, fast-moving, and homicidal traffic. One of the biggest wtf moments in my life.
/csb

I see you've never driven on 28 in Pittsburgh.


True. I also tend to think Boston drivers rank among the worst in the world. And I enjoy NYC driving.
 
2014-07-23 09:30:10 PM  
Let's hope they  don'tget any more bright ideas from the BBC...

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-23 09:37:07 PM  
I suppose the Russians have a missile launcher shaped hole
they can put the missile launcher and crew in.
They learned not to leave incriminating evidence behind
with that Polish nationals massacre in WWII.
 
2014-07-23 09:38:19 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-23 09:44:24 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Nick Nostril: insertsnarkyusername: b2theory: b2theory: Is Russia the Texas of Europe?


If you add in extra paranoia and an inferiority complex from being invaded for thousands of years.

Plus the worst drivers this side of Rome.

The Romans are crazy, but good. The Russians are crazier and barely competent. It's a bad combination.

csb
I saw a driver on Zemlyanoy Val (think inner beltway in Moscow) have car issues, proceed to get out of his car in the middle of the road, beat on the engine with a rubber hammer, get back in, and take off again - all in heavy, fast-moving, and homicidal traffic. One of the biggest wtf moments in my life.
/csb


The thing I've noticed, in all those Russian dash-cam vids: If there's audio, the driver/passenger invariably sounds almost unimpressed. An out-of-control semi plowing through an intersection of compact cars and elderly babushkas? "Meh, what an idiot. Ok take a left here, traffic will be a mess now."
 
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