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Polish President & Other Top Ranking Officials Killed in Crash

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie totally sane in the AsylumRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wait, the President is... uh the president. And his twin is the leader of the opposition party.

    Things must get hella confusing.

    ...

    Are you serious?

    *clicks link*

    Oh my God!

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    huh

    up until 2007, one of the twins was the president and the other was prime minister

    hey Polish dudes

    you're weird

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Pharezon wrote: »

    One of the videos below this one is titled "Calamities on the campaign trail"

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    aw man he was fucking appointed to the position by his brother

    who had sworn not to do the very same thing

    then the Sejm were like "well okay"

    terribly shifty

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    fucking chechen rebels

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited April 2010
    i just woke up and this is the first thing i see on the news

    poland's politics is gonna be a mess in the coming months i guess

    Their Constitution calls for some pretty quick elections and they started putting it all in motion they day of the crash. It will be rough but hopefully the government will stabilize quickly with it.

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If a plane full of such high leveled American government officials peopled be shitting assassination plot speculation left and right.

    Except one could make a Polish pilot joke and explain this away by saying he was going "brrrrrooooommmmmm" instead of actually throttling the engine which lead to the crash.

  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am surprised they had that many high ranking officials all on one poorly maintained plane.

    I think the planes were maintained as well as they could've been given the circumstances. This particular TU-154 was one of the youngest/newest of the planes built by the Soviets before they went out of production (around 20 years old I think).

    And whilst that's not brand-spanking new, I'd imagine it's been retro-fitted with newer parts over the years. I'm pretty sure the two current Air Force One aircraft are similar in age (though the design and technology is no-doubt newer).

    Plus, it's pretty hard for politicians there to splurge on such frivolous things as jets without drawing mass disapproval from the populace/opposition... I believe they were due to replace the aircraft pretty soon anyway. Shame they didn't do it sooner.

    Also also, I do believe they have protocols in place to prevent the PM and President from both travelling on the same plane together, not sure about any other specifics though. These were sort of "special circumstances" in the sense that they were flying to attend a memorial service, but it's still a little puzzling as to why so many heads of state were on the same flight.

    tl;dr. pretty shitty news for Poland, I'm genuinely disappointed for them :(

  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Okay this fucking tears it.

    To commemorate the loss of so many precious Poles I am going to be updating my Medieval II: Total War playthrough.

    I was secretly planning on doing this sometime this coming week, but I'm letting this cat out of the bag in honor of this tragedy. I can think of no better tribute to the dead than to have my tiny virtual Poles mouth-fuck Europe into submission.

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    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't think that splitting up the highest ranking officials on seperate planes is 'splurging.'

    It's to prevent scenarios just like this from happening. You don't exactly want to lose half your highest ranking officials because some goose got stuck in your tailpipe.

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fucking Chechen geese

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is a real thing the Poles deployed circa 1939.

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    This is a thing they honestly thought was useful.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well they're beating the dog team to the right of shot so obviously it is.

  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey Llama, Bronisad just landed outside Hungary and he is about to put some motherfuckers in the ground.

    This shit is going up tomorrow.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • SpacehogSpacehog Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey Llama, Bronisad just landed outside Hungary and he is about to put some motherfuckers in the ground.

    This shit is going up tomorrow.

    Sure, you are kicking ass now. But eventually the lightbulb will be invented, and all of your military spending will have to go to screwing one in.

    Spoiler:
  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010

    Its release date explains why I've never heard of it. I would buy that game, but my video card can't handle it. :(

  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Wait, the President is... uh the president. And his twin is the leader of the opposition party.

    Things must get hella confusing.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Veretas wrote: »
    Jesus. 6 Attempts and still tried again? He should have been redirected to another airport, not '7th time's a charm!'


    Edit: Oh, apparently he was. But the pilot disregarded it and went ahead anyway.

    Money says the President wouldn't let them go to another airport because all the reporters were at the one they tried to land at. The whole thing was going to be a HUGE photo op for Russian and Polish leaders.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    Veretas wrote: »
    Jesus. 6 Attempts and still tried again? He should have been redirected to another airport, not '7th time's a charm!'


    Edit: Oh, apparently he was. But the pilot disregarded it and went ahead anyway.

    Money says the President wouldn't let them go to another airport because all the reporters were at the one they tried to land at. The whole thing was going to be a HUGE photo op for Russian and Polish leaders.

    If this ends up being the case, maybe Poland is better off.

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Pharezon wrote: »

    For a moment I thought you meant Putin's twin and that's terrifying.

  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    putin broke his twin's neck and ate him in the womb.

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  • SwissLionSwissLion KILLING THROWS Miami, FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Imagine Identical Putin Twins punching you forever.

    He looks like a dude who would be up for some doppelganger double team punching action.

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  • psychoticdreampsychoticdream Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Pharezon wrote: »

    For a moment I thought you meant Putin's twin and that's terrifying.

    if putin had a twin he'd be twice as awesome

  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The progression of CPU technology has proven that multiples of the same thing working in conjunction is better than one alone.

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Man I don't know why I'm so bummed out about this, compared to all the other tragic shit that has gone on.

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't know where else to post this so i'm just gonna fucking post it here:

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr111-397

    tl;rd- Resolution proposes to recognize Christianity as the founding religion of the U.S. And make every May "National Religious Heritage Month" aka national Christ month

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    Man I don't know why I'm so bummed out about this, compared to all the other tragic shit that has gone on.

    There's joke potential if the right comedian gets at it.

    "How many Poles does it take to land an airplane?"

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I don't know where else to post this so i'm just gonna fucking post it here:

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr111-397

    tl;rd- Resolution proposes to recognize Christianity as the founding religion of the U.S. And make every May "National Religious Heritage Month" aka national Christ month

    this is gonna go over well

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    So 96 Polaks get on a plane...

    I've been trying to come up with a good punchline for this joke for two days now

    but no matter what punchline I put on afterward it always seems to drive it straight into the ground

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    So 96 Polaks get on a plane...

    I've been trying to come up with a good punchline for this joke for two days now

    but no matter what punchline I put on afterward it always seems to drive it straight into the ground

    lol

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I didn't know Maria Curie was Polish.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    So 96 Polaks get on a plane...

    I've been trying to come up with a good punchline for this joke for two days now

    but no matter what punchline I put on afterward it always seems to drive it straight into the ground

    missed the landing strip with that one

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Israeli W Bank ID policy criticised

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/04/2010413141352264900.html
    The new legislation, signed off six months ago and due to be implemented on Tuesday, amends an existing order from 1969 to prevent infiltration into the country.

    The military policy now stipulates that all Palestinians in the occupied West Banknot carrying what Israel deems a valid identity card can be classified as "infiltrators", and as such, could face deportation or up to seven years in prison.

    The Israeli military order does not specify what would be accepted as valid identification.

    Here is when I start to get very fucking angry again.

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  • DsmartDsmart Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Israel sucks blah blah

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