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2014-07-26 09:25:58 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: Bumblefark: verdigris1: maybe this happened[img.fark.net image 850x467]

We don't know that didn't happen, do we?

Also, drone attacks. Central American death squads. Flight 655.

And yellow journalism. Lusitania. SHEEPLE.

/So, yeah. Let that sink in for a minute.

No. Let that sink in for 18 minutes.


REMEMBER THE MAINE!!
 
2014-07-26 09:28:52 PM  

m00: Why doesn't Putin just say he did us a favor and read the black box, and emailed us the report. But unfortunately in the process the recording device got scratched, and the email got accidentally deleted.


Or better yet, the NSA intercepted it and deleted it.

I got my first, real-life (i.e. non-internet-trolling) exposure to MH17 weirdness today, from a USAF flight surgeon, of all people.

"Who benefits the most from this?  Not Putin!  All of a sudden, you don't hear anything about Benghazi, do you? Or the border crisis, or Fast and Furious, or the IRS scandal, or how the courts have ruled Obamacare is illegal!  And you know the best part? OBAMA GREW UP IN MALAYSIA! Pretty convenient, huh?"

Unfortunately, he didn't advise me to study it out, so I (silently) rated it only 8/10.
 
2014-07-26 09:31:16 PM  

zamboni: Actually, I need to be sitting down... because after Russia released the black boxes after having them in their custody, I expected to hear something from the flight cockpit voice recorder saying something about the nyborg screwing up their depth perception.

Of course, now, the data recorder will say incoming Ukrainian missle.. incoming Ukrainian missile! Got that... THE Ukraine has launched a missile at this plane.


What about a Chambers' coil overloading their Comm system?
 
2014-07-26 09:31:34 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Evil Twin Skippy: Bumblefark: verdigris1: maybe this happened[img.fark.net image 850x467]

We don't know that didn't happen, do we?

Also, drone attacks. Central American death squads. Flight 655.

And yellow journalism. Lusitania. SHEEPLE.

/So, yeah. Let that sink in for a minute.

No. Let that sink in for 18 minutes.

REMEMBER THE MAINE!!


HAN SHOT FIRST!!
 
2014-07-26 09:36:29 PM  

Fear the Clam:


Megalodonado?
 
2014-07-26 09:48:43 PM  

whither_apophis: Fear the Clam:

Megalodonado?


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-26 09:48:56 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: Ummm...if data is unreleased...they would not be able to know the data...that is not conspiracy theory...that is factThe media knows zero what happened to that plane. If a missle truly hit a fuel tank on that plane...there isn't a retrievable black boxFolks need to think before they write...Yikes. Think people...think


The people who read the data gave the conclusion but not the data. And the black box is nowhere near the fuel tanks.
 
2014-07-26 10:00:57 PM  

zamboni: Actually, I need to be sitting down... because after Russia released the black boxes after having them in their custody, I expected to hear something from the flight cockpit voice recorder saying something about the nyborg screwing up their depth perception.

Of course, now, the data recorder will say incoming Ukrainian missle.. incoming Ukrainian missile! Got that... THE Ukraine has launched a missile at this plane.


Plutonium Nyborg?

3.bp.blogspot.com

Look, man, if there's one thing I know, it's how to drive while I'm stoned
 
2014-07-26 10:08:30 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: Bumblefark: verdigris1: maybe this happened[img.fark.net image 850x467]

We don't know that didn't happen, do we?

Also, drone attacks. Central American death squads. Flight 655.

And yellow journalism. Lusitania. SHEEPLE.

/So, yeah. Let that sink in for a minute.

No. Let that sink in for 18 minutes.


Dude...too soon.
 
2014-07-26 10:10:10 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Evil Twin Skippy: Bumblefark: verdigris1: maybe this happened[img.fark.net image 850x467]

We don't know that didn't happen, do we?

Also, drone attacks. Central American death squads. Flight 655.

And yellow journalism. Lusitania. SHEEPLE.

/So, yeah. Let that sink in for a minute.

No. Let that sink in for 18 minutes.

REMEMBER THE MAINE!!


I sure hope they get that darned Kaiser Wilhelm, too
 
2014-07-26 10:12:23 PM  
Which means that the NTSB will rule that it was a center fuel tank explosion caused by bad wiring.
 
2014-07-26 10:21:24 PM  
I'm not really seeing a need to investigate the crash site.  What would we be looking for?

As long as we know it was shot down by a missile, does anything else matter?
 
2014-07-26 10:38:17 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [media.tumblr.com image 212x238]

My shocked face.


Here's mine:

hairstyles.thehairstyler.com
 
2014-07-26 10:39:32 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-26 10:41:07 PM  

Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 850x807]


i.imgflip.com
 
2014-07-26 11:01:48 PM  

Medic Zero: sillydragon: FloridaFarkTag: Ummm...if data is unreleased...they would not be able to know the data...that is not conspiracy theory...that is factThe media knows zero what happened to that plane. If a missle truly hit a fuel tank on that plane...there isn't a retrievable black boxFolks need to think before they write...Yikes. Think people...think

Is this some kind of performance art?

If it is, it sucks.


I disagree.
Try reading it in a Christopher Walken voice.

/Genius. Genius, I tell you!
 
2014-07-26 11:03:16 PM  
Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655
 
2014-07-26 11:03:49 PM  

ChubbyTiger: I'm shocked. Shocked that Pooty-poot didn't have them altered.


Really not something that can be done without being noticed. At least not in the amount of time they had to work with.
 
2014-07-26 11:04:30 PM  
See what happens when flying with your shields down.
 
2014-07-26 11:10:23 PM  

jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


1. Why is this a turn of events?

2. Completely different scenario. The US made several efforts to contact that plane before firing on it. The separatists (or Russia, or Ukraine, or whatever) fired at something int he sky  without having a clue what they were shooting at. Neither are great situations, but at least we weren't actively engaging in a dick waving contest.
 
2014-07-26 11:31:57 PM  

Parthenogenetic: m00: Why doesn't Putin just say he did us a favor and read the black box, and emailed us the report. But unfortunately in the process the recording device got scratched, and the email got accidentally deleted.

Or better yet, the NSA intercepted it and deleted it.

I got my first, real-life (i.e. non-internet-trolling) exposure to MH17 weirdness today, from a USAF flight surgeon, of all people.

"Who benefits the most from this?  Not Putin!  All of a sudden, you don't hear anything about Benghazi, do you? Or the border crisis, or Fast and Furious, or the IRS scandal, or how the courts have ruled Obamacare is illegal!  And you know the best part? OBAMA GREW UP IN MALAYSIA! Pretty convenient, huh?"

Unfortunately, he didn't advise me to study it out, so I (silently) rated it only 8/10.


Hahaha--just goes to show how a college education guarantees nothing in the way of critical thinking.

:/
 
2014-07-26 11:49:35 PM  

MyMindIsGoingDave: zamboni: Actually, I need to be sitting down... because after Russia released the black boxes after having them in their custody, I expected to hear something from the flight cockpit voice recorder saying something about the nyborg screwing up their depth perception.

Of course, now, the data recorder will say incoming Ukrainian missle.. incoming Ukrainian missile! Got that... THE Ukraine has launched a missile at this plane.

What about a Chambers' coil overloading their Comm system?


It would explain much.
 
2014-07-27 12:13:02 AM  

jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


Wait, lemme run that through my Passive-Aggressive-to-English translator.

Oh, here we go:

cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-07-27 12:23:26 AM  

jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


The (former) Soviet military also has experience shooting down civilian planes with hundreds of people onboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007

But you already knew that, I'm sure.
 
2014-07-27 12:29:53 AM  

Pirates of Pestulon: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

The (former) Soviet military also has experience shooting down civilian planes with hundreds of people onboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007

But you already knew that, I'm sure.


I would have thought that flight 007 would have narrowly escaped somehow.
 
2014-07-27 12:36:56 AM  
Who Benefits More?

Putin, for shooting down a planeload of innocent civilians? Or, Obama who then hangs this horror around Putin's neck in Obama's ongoing war to pry bar Ukraine out of Russia's influence and into the NATO camp?

/natural gas
 
2014-07-27 12:42:07 AM  
jst3p:

I would have thought that flight 007 would have narrowly escaped somehow.

I gotta admit, I LOL'd.
 
2014-07-27 12:44:56 AM  

italie: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

1. Why is this a turn of events?

2. Completely different scenario. The US made several efforts to contact that plane before firing on it. The separatists (or Russia, or Ukraine, or whatever) fired at something int he sky  without having a clue what they were shooting at. Neither are great situations, but at least we weren't actively engaging in a dick waving contest.


Bad accident, caused by a human mistake in both situations.

In both situations, there were individuals not so forthcoming of the events or intentions.  If what I've read is fact, someone with some significant weapons knowledge fired on that airplane, and the
rumors are it was likely Russian, and mistakenly shot down.

In the Iran airlines case, yes, there were communications on military channels, and commercial channels, but none on the air traffic channel.  Someone again screwed up.

I'm saying no one side is better than the other.  Bad human error, and 600 lives lost over two mistakes.
 
2014-07-27 01:08:38 AM  

Pirates of Pestulon: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

The (former) Soviet military also has experience shooting down civilian planes with hundreds of people onboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007

But you already knew that, I'm sure.


That's where the Soviets learned how to manipulate crash sites. At least they gave back the bodies this time.
 
2014-07-27 01:19:52 AM  
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves:  At least they gave back the bodies this time.

Mostly.

"Around a hundred passengers are still unaccounted for."


Sad business, no matter how you look at it.
 
2014-07-27 01:24:13 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Pirates of Pestulon: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

The (former) Soviet military also has experience shooting down civilian planes with hundreds of people onboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007

But you already knew that, I'm sure.

That's where the Soviets learned how to manipulate crash sites. At least they gave back the bodies this time.


its probably because there was not enough time for a cover up this time due to the wonders of modern communication...  Hell, im willing to bet that the Kremlin learned a lot of it from the media and social media just like our government got more up to date information from CNN during 9/11 than they seemed to be able to compile themselves...
 
2014-07-27 02:04:33 AM  

Fear the Clam: [shiattymovienight.com image 712x672]


Single greatest movie scene ever
 
2014-07-27 02:25:56 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Who Benefits More?

Putin, for shooting down a planeload of innocent civilians? Or, Obama who then hangs this horror around Putin's neck in Obama's ongoing war to pry bar Ukraine out of Russia's influence and into the NATO camp?

/natural gas


It benefits Malaysian Airlines.

Nobody is thinking about how 370 went JFK Jr. into the ocean.

/Fark Russia anyway.
 
2014-07-27 02:50:41 AM  

jst3p: Pirates of Pestulon: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

The (former) Soviet military also has experience shooting down civilian planes with hundreds of people onboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007

But you already knew that, I'm sure.

I would have thought that flight 007 would have narrowly escaped somehow.


Pussy Galore wasn't available...
 
2014-07-27 03:21:06 AM  

jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


The difference is, we admitted it.
 
2014-07-27 05:40:29 AM  

Bumblefark: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

Wait, lemme run that through my Passive-Aggressive-to-English translator.

Oh, here we go:

[cdn.memegenerator.net image 240x240]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQhxDHwtzw
 
2014-07-27 05:50:06 AM  

jst3p: I would have thought that flight 007 would have narrowly escaped somehow.


It did, but then they cast George Lazenby as the new pilot and nobody was interested in it anymore.
 
2014-07-27 07:38:10 AM  

Baradium: FloridaFarkTag: Ummm...if data is unreleased...they would not be able to know the data...that is not conspiracy theory...that is factThe media knows zero what happened to that plane. If a missle truly hit a fuel tank on that plane...there isn't a retrievable black boxFolks need to think before they write...Yikes. Think people...think

The people who read the data gave the conclusion but not the data. And the black box is nowhere near the fuel tanks.


If the info is UNRELEASED, then there is no way to verify and confirm reports that a missile hit the tanks.

Also, you hit a plane with a missile in the fuel tanks....plane goes KABOOM....there isn't large plane parts...or black boxes, left. Planes are very lightweight metal, and once compromised, they break apart.

A lot of folks will believe anything....
 
2014-07-27 08:13:03 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Also, you hit a plane with a missile in the fuel tanks....plane goes KABOOM....there isn't large plane parts...or black boxes, left. Planes are very lightweight metal, and once compromised, they break apart.


You clearly do not know how modern missiles work.
 
2014-07-27 08:27:49 AM  
jicon: Sad turn of events. Sobering thing to remember thru all of this... It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655


Soooo....what? Are you saying this plane was actually not shot down? Or that the US did it? What's your farking point? Or are we just digging through history in an attempt to deflect the now?
 
2014-07-27 09:46:55 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

The difference is, we admitted it.


Not really.

The United States government did not formally apologize to Iran.[11] In 1996, the United States and Iran reached a settlement at the International Court of Justice which included the statement "...the United States recognized the aerial incident of 3 July 1988 as a terrible human tragedy and expressed deep regret over the loss of lives caused by the incident...".[12] As part of the settlement, the United States did not admit legal liability but agreed to pay on an ex gratia basis US$61.8 million, amounting to $213,103.45 per passenger, in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims.
 
2014-07-27 10:29:45 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: Baradium: FloridaFarkTag: Ummm...if data is unreleased...they would not be able to know the data...that is not conspiracy theory...that is factThe media knows zero what happened to that plane. If a missle truly hit a fuel tank on that plane...there isn't a retrievable black boxFolks need to think before they write...Yikes. Think people...think

The people who read the data gave the conclusion but not the data. And the black box is nowhere near the fuel tanks.

If the info is UNRELEASED, then there is no way to verify and confirm reports that a missile hit the tanks.

Also, you hit a plane with a missile in the fuel tanks....plane goes KABOOM....there isn't large plane parts...or black boxes, left. Planes are very lightweight metal, and once compromised, they break apart.

A lot of folks will believe anything....



Sir, I believe you are looking for the Yahoo thread.  Your wildly inaccurate speculation would be best suited for their comments section.
 
2014-07-27 10:37:45 AM  

ChubbyTiger: I'm shocked. Shocked that Pooty-poot didn't have them altered.


Altered to what?

He didn't have access to them anyway, so its a moot point.
 
2014-07-27 11:31:02 AM  
jicon:
Bad accident, caused by a human mistake in both situations.

When you murder the wrong people, it's still not an accident. It's murder.
 
2014-07-27 02:47:25 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: Baradium: FloridaFarkTag: Ummm...if data is unreleased...they would not be able to know the data...that is not conspiracy theory...that is factThe media knows zero what happened to that plane. If a missle truly hit a fuel tank on that plane...there isn't a retrievable black boxFolks need to think before they write...Yikes. Think people...think

The people who read the data gave the conclusion but not the data. And the black box is nowhere near the fuel tanks.

If the info is UNRELEASED, then there is no way to verify and confirm reports that a missile hit the tanks.

Also, you hit a plane with a missile in the fuel tanks....plane goes KABOOM....there isn't large plane parts...or black boxes, left. Planes are very lightweight metal, and once compromised, they break apart.

A lot of folks will believe anything....


I suspect you're trolling, but just to keep this in the right direction....

That's not how airplanes work.   For one, while airplanes are designed to be light weight, they are also designed to be incredibly robust.  The aircraft manufacturers also started including rip stop doublers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip-stop_doubler  after the problems with the DeHaviland Comet.  Basically, airplanes are designed so that even an explosive decompression in an unforseen location won't result in a hull loss.   They also don't shread automatically into a million pieces.   And contrary to what hollywood would have you believe, airplanes don't explode into such a high temperature fireball that everything is vaporized.

The "black boxes" on airplanes are kept way back in the tail of the aircraft, far away from any fuel and likely impact points, they are also designed to survive post crash fires and a fall from altitude. While I woudn't be surprised if a missle could break an airplane in half (you can do lots of things if you just add more high explosives, and you don't need to hit a fuel tank to do it), you'd still see a lot of rather large pieces falling to earth.  Short of a direct impact where the black boxes are located (very unlikely with either radar or heat seeking missles),  you are not all that likely to destroy or significantly damage them.

Because of where the black boxes are located, I wouldn't be surprised if all data ends right at the moment of impact either though.

Finally, the reports aren't that a missle hit the fuel tanks, they are that a missle hit the airplane.   The investigators are the ones that are reporting that to the media and they are the ones that do have the data.   Finally... why would the Russians give up fake black boxes that implicate them in the first place?
 
2014-07-27 02:58:27 PM  
jicon:

In the Iran airlines case, yes, there were communications on military channels, and commercial channels, but none on the air traffic channel.  Someone again screwed up.

I'm saying no one side is better than the other.  Bad human error, and 600 lives lost over two mistakes.



No, they did what they were supposed to do.  Your recounting isn't really very clear either.  It wasn't "commercial channels."   They broadcasted on the civilian emergency aviation frequency, which airliners are supposed to be monitoring even during normal operations.*  I would not expect the military to broadcast on all ATC frequencies in the area (there can be a high number depending on how busy the area is PLUS it's not too uncommon for an airliner to miss a change and be on the wrong frequency for a time (so you still aren't assured of reaching a non hostile target using local ATC bands).

In this case, I recall the Iranian airliner did have the emergency frequency tuned in, and heard them calling out for them.  The best guess the investigators came up with was that the pilots did not make the connection between themselves and the radio traffic.   These days such an incident is much less likely as modern airliners give a readout not just of airspeed and relative heading, but also groundspeed,  true airspeed and the track over the ground (instruments give a relative readout which decreases with pressure so at altitude it reads slower than you're actually going, I'll save the lesson in instrumentation and aerodynamics for another time).


*The exception is that it's not generally in procedure during takeoff and landing operations except in special circumstances.  Our changeover is generally altitude based.
 
2014-07-27 02:59:06 PM  

gaslight: jicon:
Bad accident, caused by a human mistake in both situations.

When you murder the wrong people, it's still not an accident. It's murder.


That statement implies that if they shot down who they thought they were shooting down that it would be murder, which it wouldn't be.
 
2014-07-27 05:46:01 PM  

Medic Zero: sillydragon: FloridaFarkTag: Ummm...if data is unreleased...they would not be able to know the data...that is not conspiracy theory...that is factThe media knows zero what happened to that plane. If a missle truly hit a fuel tank on that plane...there isn't a retrievable black boxFolks need to think before they write...Yikes. Think people...think

Is this some kind of performance art?

If it is, it sucks.


All performance art sucks. ALL.
 
2014-07-27 11:02:19 PM  

Generation_D: Man On Pink Corner: jicon: Sad turn of events.  Sobering thing to remember thru all of this...  It isn't like the U.S. military has not shot down a civilian plane with 290 people on it before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

The difference is, we admitted it.

Not really.

The United States government did not formally apologize to Iran.[11] In 1996, the United States and Iran reached a settlement at the International Court of Justice which included the statement "...the United States recognized the aerial incident of 3 July 1988 as a terrible human tragedy and expressed deep regret over the loss of lives caused by the incident...".[12] As part of the settlement, the United States did not admit legal liability but agreed to pay on an ex gratia basis US$61.8 million, amounting to $213,103.45 per passenger, in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims.


Because that's exactly the same thing as paying shills to log onto every social media site from ChristianMingle to Chaturbate and spread bullshiat about how we had nothing to do with it, didn't know about it, and weren't even there that day.

Yeah, exactly the same.
 
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