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Woensdag 23 juli dag van nationale rouw

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 22:24 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Premier Mark Rutte heeft woensdag 23 juli uitgeroepen tot dag van nationale rouw. Dat is op de dag dat de eerste slachtoffers van de vliegramp in Oekraïne van vlucht MH17 aankomen in Eindhoven.

Translation; tomorrow is day of national mourning in NL.

First time since 1962….


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  1. Okay, little reality check here. dutch news sources, which I can’t help but watch a lot, make clear that our government is holding back quite a lot just to make sure we get the bodies back first, and THEN we start looking for the idiots who did this.

    At the same time, there’s plenty evidence that a missile shot did the deed. And evidence points to… wait, let me short-cut that. Does anybody believe that the grunts who pulled the trigger in that SA-11 are still alive? I mean, be realistic…. if you’re a Ukrainian separatist with such a weapon system, and you fuck up like that, you are likely to be disappeared right away, right?

  2. I believe that the rocket launcher would likely have had a trained Russian crew, and that they and all the equipment are safely back in Russia. A trained crew can still make such a mistake – in 1988 the Vincennes shot down Iran Air flight 655 on its usual route in Iranian air space, even though it was emitting the signal indicating that it was a civilian aircraft. The USA never admitted legal liability, but in 1996 expressed “regret” and paid a financial settlement to the victims.

  3. Not sure equipment is back in Russia — reports are there are two new shoot-downs of Ukrainian mil aircraft today in the same area.

Defying allies, France to deliver first warship to Russia

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 20:46 by John Sinteur in category: News

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resident Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing the objections as hypocritical.

Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over the downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, Hollande said late on Monday that a first Mistral warship would be handed over on schedule in October but a decision on a second would depend on Russia’s attitude.

It was the clearest signal yet that Paris will go through with the controversial deal despite the Ukraine crisis and came only hours after British Prime Minister David Cameron said it would be “unthinkable” for his country to fulfil such an order.


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  1. A taxi driver writes:
    “The French are old ‘ores, just like the Brits. Only the Brits ‘av been selling the Russians soccer teams an’ Knightbridge pent’arses. Stolen money, the ‘ole lot, ‘swelp me, guv!”

  2. I firmly disagree that such behaviour is typical of “old ores” this is the kind of remark that brings the oldest profession into disrepute. The United Federation of Old Whores, which I have just dreamed up, would never behave in such a corrupt and disreputable way.
    The kind of decadent and depraved behaviour that is characterised by the selling of lethal ordinance to deranged dictators and their lackeys is much more typical of modern career politicians, who are much more easily bribed.

  3. I agree with Pete. Old ‘ores are far more ethical.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mission Statement

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 17:02 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. I love Weird Al. He is an amazing talent. His songs are always so thought provoking.

    Still in this case I think I’ll stick with the original:

    http://youtu.be/nP0VBB7BO64

  2. I think I need to upgrade my version. I still have “Outreach” and “Capacity” left on my Bullshit Bingo card.

  3. Sue, I’m pretty sure ‘capacity’ was in there.

On Every Anniversary Of The Moon Landing, My Thoughts Always Turn To That Horse Neil Armstrong And I Jettisoned Out Of The Airlock |

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 16:51 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The next thing I knew, it was time to stuff the horse into the airlock. Neil and I were shoving him in there, and the horse was screaming, and the other guy that was with us was yelling, “No, no, no! Don’t launch the horse!” but we said, “Shut the fuck up for a second, and just let us jettison this horse into the infinite blackness of outer space.”

And that’s exactly what we did.


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  1. I can’t make out if it’s the drugs or lack of oxygen…

Cops React to the Death of Eric Garner

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 16:43 by John Sinteur in category: News

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There has been no shortage of community outrage in the days since the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six suspected of selling loose cigarettes, during a violent, videotaped arrest in Staten Island last week. Mayor de Blasio delayed his vacation and called the circumstances “very troubling,” while NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said “this would appear to have been a chokehold,” an illegal maneuver.

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There has been no shortage of community outrage in the days since the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six suspected of selling loose cigarettes, during a violent, videotaped arrest in Staten Island last week. Mayor de Blasio delayed his vacation and called the circumstances “very troubling,” while NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said “this would appear to have been a chokehold,” an illegal maneuver.

Two officers involved, including eight-year veteran Daniel Pantaleo, who administered the neck-grab to bring Garner down, have been taken off the streets (as have four EMS workers, who were placed on modified duty). And while the PBA union has requested the police be given “the benefit of the doubt,” emotions are running high not just among the public but for police officers, too.

In internet communities for law enforcement, like PoliceOne.com, “the One resource for Law Enforcement online,” and Thee Rant, an NYPD message board, the Garner story has stirred up racial, political, and professional tensions, most of them quite ugly.


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I’d like to order a vowel, please

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 11:04 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

xcTCAO9


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Cartoons

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 9:03 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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