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    In The News Thread

    I love news. With the internet now, world news comes quick and is easily accessible. The big news topics generate lots of topics, and since I like to discuss (or argue) with people about news (especially the political and technology news) I thought why not start a thread? I know lots of view have various beliefs and I also know that y'all aren't afraid to express your opinions about it strongly too lol

    So let me get the ball rolling: Crimea gets annexed by Russia after a whopping ~95.5% vote by the Crimean citizens to be annexed by Moscow. What's your thoughts about this? Right, wrong or indifferent?

    Personally I think that since a lot of the citizens are of Russian decent (about 58% of their population) it was expected that they would vote to be part of Russia, but maybe not at what the final number was lol. Regardless I think that the West, especially the United States (who to this day celebrate the Iraqi presidential vote that happened during US occupation), shouldn't be pointing fingers since they've been doing this for the longest time. Also they should be wary of who they are threatening sanctions with, England is smart not saying anything big knowing that London runs on Russian oil. Russia seem to be in a commanding position right now, I really don't see them getting heavily penalized because of this. NATO won't start a war between the two and Ukraine know that all they can do is make threats because to the Russian army, the Ukrainian army is nothing.

    That's just my opinion, would be interesting to see what you guys think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    I think you're a dumbass!! It's collectively solved in a ton of threads you can already see on this board.
    Wait what? What threads? Regardless this is a centralized place for things in the future, news doesn't end at Crimea.
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    They are confirming that the malaysia airlines flight 370 crashed in the southern Indian ocean west of perth. sad

    Still confused on why it got there, and by who

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFaS View Post
    *facepalm*
    I write a whole post and this is what you take from this?? LOL :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
    They are confirming that the malaysia airlines flight 370 crashed in the southern Indian ocean west of perth. sad
    Yup I just saw that it's so sad. At least we get some closure on this. According to the PM they used a new form of data analysis that was "never used before in a search for a missing plane" to conclude that it's flight ended in the Indian Ocean "far from any possible landing sites". It'll be interesting too see what data analysis they used and why it took so long to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcowxlive View Post
    Yup I just saw that it's so sad. At least we get some closure on this. According to the PM they used a new form of data analysis that was "never used before in a search for a missing plane" to conclude that it's flight ended in the Indian Ocean "far from any possible landing sites". It'll be interesting too see what data analysis they used and why it took so long to use it.
    Don't we already know what analysis they used? I'm not sure if this announcement contains much new information.

    Hopefully they find the plane and can get those black boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthOf49 View Post
    Don't we already know what analysis they used? I'm not sure if this announcement contains much new information.

    Hopefully they find the plane and can get those black boxes.
    No kidding we still don't know how/why it ended up there. I just hope it's nothing awful like pilot suicide or something. For now though I think we can rule out terrorism pretty much.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwytoxMuk4U
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    Over 500 people are set to be executed in Egypt, but it's almost impossible to find on any English news site. That's rather sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    Over 500 people are set to be executed in Egypt, but it's almost impossible to find on any English news site. That's rather sad.
    Yup Muslim Brotherhood supporters. The whole Egyptian thing is funny. They went from wanting the Military and Mubarek out of power to a Muslim Brotherhood leader (lol @ thinking religion + politics will work) in Morsi and now back to Military control... apparently al-Sisi will win and he's the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces... they kind of went in a circle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwytoxMuk4U
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    You follow Russia Today too? I thought people in the West hated it!

    Back to the video, the way the cop says "boo yeah".... that's just.... brutal. Now it's also not smart for the homeless dude to throw something that explodes into smoke on the ground near armed men, but cops in America these days seem to be trigger happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
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    That was an absolute atrocity. That's very poorly-executed policemanship right there. Dude was trying to leave, and maintained that he wasn't harming anybody or anything.

    Honestly, it makes me wonder how many homeless guys go missing due to police behaviour like this, and it's likely that nobody bats an eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcowxlive View Post
    You follow Russia Today too? I thought people in the West hated it!

    Back to the video, the way the cop says "boo yeah".... that's just.... brutal. Now it's also not smart for the homeless dude to throw something that explodes into smoke on the ground near armed men, but cops in America these days seem to be trigger happy
    Huh? Watch the video again. The cop threw the smoke bomb at the vagrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    They get beat and killed all the time with hardly an investigation, unless family get involved.
    That's sickening. I don't doubt that at all, Spanky.

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    I don't understand why lethal force is necessary for an entire team to bring down one man. Does putting on the uniform and carrying weapons really change the way people think and act? Society as a whole are slowly becoming more aware of the growing trend, I think it'll take one more big incident for people to actually start demanding change. Can't help but be reminded of that officer murdering the teenager on the streetcar last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by play2fade View Post
    Huh? Watch the video again. The cop threw the smoke bomb at the vagrant.
    What the hell. I just watched it again and it was the cop with the dog that threw down the smoke bomb. This is fucked up
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