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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

boorack This is patently false. (582 comments)

Russians published their satellite data and detailed radar records. Data clearly implicates Ukraine army. Interviews with locals who seen this incident seem to confirm russian version. Yet western media managed to black it out completely. Russians asked US and Ukraine to publish their data. US is hiding its satellite data and istead published some joke screenshots. Ukraine government went even further: their security services confiscated data from air traffic control (there was also some BBS news on this topic, yet I didn't bookmark link for it).

It's all about BRICS and petrodollar. US thinks Putin has to be removed at all costs in order to keep petrodollar ponzi scheme working. This is pretty good summary of this whole Ukraine debacle.

about 3 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

boorack Re:This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

I suppose I'm discussing with some ukrainian "patriot". I have bad news for you. Uncle Sam wants to fight "bad russkies" and he wants to do this with your hands beacuse it's cheaper. US will fight Russia to the last Ukrainian. East Ukraine won't be the end of it. There will be Crimea all over again. There will be Rostov. Uncle Sam will send you onto suicide mission to Moscow. Unless you come to your senses and start thinking and talking like civilized people, you'll all die. And nobody will cry after you. Certainly I won't. If you wonder what is the purpose of their NSA spying apparatus, it is to collect data and scientifically understand fault lines across societies. They use this science to incite wars in Libya, Syria, Palestine, now Ukraine. And if US burns through all Ukrainians, they'll continue ther wars with Poles, Estonians and others. I'm a Pole - that's why I'm freaking out. I want no part in this madness.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

boorack Re:This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

Not at all. Putin is doing his best to avoid being drawn into this conflict (just like Willhelm Keiser, BTW). Should Putin decide to go into Ukraine, he'd conquer it in a week or two - given that Ukie army cannot deal with a bunch of rebels for months (and gave up Crimea without fight) now shows that it is in complete disarray. Kiev forces are bad guys here, especially National Guard - ultra-far-right Right Sector thugs armed and called "military" by their president. And guess who is supporting them - US and EU. There are ugly atrocities incited by Kiev on civilian population there. Civilians are almost exclusively killed by Kiev forces and it often intentional. You don't need to take my word on it - do some research on youtube yourself. You can also read UN reports about Ukraine situation as there are already some available. UN reports contradict almost everything we see and hear in western media.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

boorack Re:This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

Not at all. Should Putin want to invade Ukraine, he'd conquer it in a week or two. It seems that US (who is behind Kiev) is trying to pull Russia into this conflict just as they did in Afghanistan 35 years ago. Putin is doing his best to avoid intervention, yet I suspect there is quite a bunch of covert support for rebels. Either way, this is banderist west Ukraine who are bad guys here and guess who is supporting them. There is civil war going on and a lot of civilan casaulties - almost exclusively killed by Kiev forces and National Guard (ie. Right Sector thugs armed and officialy designated as "military"). You don't need (should not) to take my word on it - go to youtube and do some research yourself. You can also dig through UN and OSCE reports covering this topic as there are already some available. UN reports contradict almost everything we see and hear in western media.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

boorack Re:This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

I'm very afraid reading such crap replies. First, it shows iron media grip firmly holding western citizens by the balls. Second, given amount of hate western media spewing against Russians and China right now, I see the great war coming. It seems that western establishment is hell bent on inciting another world war in order to destroy BRICS. For what ? For keeping petrodollar going ? Indeed we're in situation resembling beginning of the 1st Wold War. Just replace Britain with USofA, France with EU, Germany with Russia and Vladimir Putin with Wilhelm Keiser II, Ukraine with Serbia and MH17 crash with assasination of Archduke Ferdinant. Very frightening.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

boorack This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

I'd rather believe this article by Robert Parry (THE journalist who reported Iran Contra scandal in 80s) than mainstream media propaganda where authors don't even dare to sign them with their own names.

This is far too early to judge as investigation didn't even start. All western media are jumping to conclusion as soon as possible and pointing fingers at Putin. Those screaming and pointing fingers should be investigated first as they're usualy suspects. Every police handbook tells it.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

boorack It's counterpropaganda to crap from western media. (503 comments)

Russia nor novorussian rebels had nothing to gain from this shooting - except for political disaster for themselves. On the other hand, Kiev government had a lot to gain. First I describe current situation because for some strange reason there is nothing about this in western mainstream media.

Current situation:

In the last few days rebels managed to do a heavy spanking to ukrainian army and national guard (ie. right sector). Large number of their soldiers (approx 3-6 thousands, 10% of army!) have been trapped in a cauldron north of Saur Mogila, between Doneck/Lugansk and russian border without supply, being constantly shelled by rebels: entire batallion has been nearly wiped out (72th or 79th), 24th battalion has also been decimated. Lots of those soldiers dropped weapons and uniforms and tried to escape to Russia. In Lugansk airport at least two ellite groups are trapped, Ukies tried to establish corridor to get them out but their column suffered heavy losses - some of them managed to get to the airport but they failed to keep up corridor open, so they're trapped there as well. Rebels are constantly pounding them with mortars and artillery. Between 9th and 15th july, according to Ukie defence ministry they had more than 1500 soldiers killed in action, more than 4500 wounded, lost almost 40 tanks and more than 100 trucks plus several planes (they were losing approx. 2 planes a day over several days). Ukies started retreating and begain fortifying outside Lugansk/Doneck oblasts. To sum it up, they've suffered catastrofic losses, almost strategic defeat. There are suspicions that Kiev govt now fears that their military can turn against them, align with rebels, mop up right sector and national guard and overthrow Poroshenko government.

Losing badly, Kiev desperately needs something that would change the course. Direct NATO intervention would be ideal for them, if not then at least some ceasfire, so they can regroup and go on with some new plan. Shooting down civilian plane with 300 passengers and blame rebels and Russia for this plays ideally into their hand. Having said that, I strongly suspect that Kiev government is behind this tragedy - if not shooting directly, then indirectly by directing this plane into territory where military action is going on.

about 3 months ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

boorack Re:It's geopolitics, not just simple spy flap (219 comments)

No, this is british/american propaganda. WW1 was procured by Great Britain - british politicians at the time quote openly stated that WW1 is about extending British Empire for another 100 years. So they needed to destroy Germany that started outcompeting Britain in economic and industrial terms. They also managed to destroy Russsia in this process. WW2 was just part 2 of WW1 - peace conditions imposed on Germany guaranteed that and US bankers / corporations even helped bringing Hitler to power. Keiser was trying to avoid confrontation just as Putin today (contrary to nasty propaganda in western so called "free media"). My fear is that today's situation is very similiar to that from 1914 - dying empire choosing to wreak as much havoc as possible instead of reforming itself. Warfare changed a bit (instead of 3-gen industrialized wars we now have 4-gen proxy wars as those in Iraq or Ukraine).

about 3 months ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

boorack Re:It's geopolitics, not just simple spy flap (219 comments)

I mean Nuland, McCain etc.. Obama/Kerry are just too weak and too dumb to keep neocons in check.

about 3 months ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

boorack It's geopolitics, not just simple spy flap (219 comments)

Most of European countries used to be vassals to US and if US spies were found, Europeans used to sweep such fiascos under the rug. This is changing now. My suspicion is that this is related to strong arm tactics of US government (if not outright bullying, eg. ACTA, now TISA, BNP Paribas etc.) and other fiascos (NSA, and now all this Ukraine/Russia fiasco, caused almost entirely by US neocons). My feeling is that European countries are now in the process of breaking out from strong US influence as they recognized USofA is actually not their friend. Russia might also be involved, assisting core EU countries in delicate path of reducing their political subordination to Washington. Note that France is also increasingly defying Washington orders (Mistral contract) despite of heavy bullying (BNP Paribas case), with top french politicians and central bankers talking openly about getting rid of dollar in international trade. Great Britain and Poland are the only countries trying to wreak as much havoc as possible in this process. Should this process go on for a while, it would force USofA to abandon its imperial project, reform itself and start behaving like ordinary country which would be good thing for everyone, especially Arabs/Ukrainians and ordinary Americans themselves.

This is much more than just simple spy flap story.

about 3 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

boorack Gangster tactics (176 comments)

My guess is that US will try to exchange this guy for Edward Snowden. Typical for gangster states as United States of A.

about 3 months ago
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Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns

boorack De-americanization has officially began (206 comments)

Will be somewhat off-topic but still (somewhat) related.

De-americanization has officially began when Russia signed gas deal with China bypassing dollar. This process started long ago but with this deal it's now official. Things seem to speed up since then. Germany Verizon thing is just another domino piece falling. Regardless of what Americans think of it, I see it as a good thing. Aside from taking (most of the) world of american hegemony, ending of US imperial project can benefit Americans themselves - granted that their (incompetent and incredibly corrupt) government manages to transition from imperial power to ordinary (but better managed) country in orderly way (that is, without inciting WW3).

Message to fellow Americans: you're still one of the most progressive folks in the world (yet NOT the most ones), it's just your fucked up government that sucks, causes mayhem (Ukraine being the last manifestation of this) and blocks your potential. It's time to abandon your imperial/global hegemony policies - you can prosper pretty damn well in a multipolar world (much better than most of the rest). It all depends on you. BUT there are few things to do. You need to bring your fucked-up out-of-control government back in control, forget about american exceptionalism and learn to live in (competitive) multipolar world (ie. do not solve all problem using military or inciting civil wars).

about 4 months ago
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Freecode Freezeup

boorack Ask Github folks to implement alternative (62 comments)

I've just looked at github 'release' feature and I see that they implement it without much effort if they choose to. User can add release notes to particular tag and add binaries to download. Missing things: some summary page with releases, RSS/Atom feeds, tags for projects (eg. Java, Monitoring, CRM, Perl etc.) and versions (eg. Beta, Stable, Minor etc.), screenshots. My perception is that this can be fairly natural extension to their current feature set, fairly easy to implement. At least some of these features are not crucial and can be implemented separately. Lack of money from such features might be the only obstacle. I'm now writing 'feature request' e-mail to their support and I encourage everyone interested to do the same. Inform them that freshmeat.net is now dead and specify features you would like to have. Let's see how they'll react.

about 4 months ago
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Freecode Freezeup

boorack Re:Freecode/Freshmeat replacement? Simple? (62 comments)

I used to publish releases of my software on freecode.com, so I'm quite angry about this. Actually, every time I've published release on freecode.com, traffic to my project site increased substantially, so I conclude 'lack of traffic' is a bunch of lies spewed by Dice corporate drones and real purpose is just to kill it off and block independent developers.

Freshmeat did one thing and did it well. Now I cannot find alternative sites that would do this in similiar way - so called 'alternatives' are either ad-ridden to the point of being useless or are not maintained on regular basis. If anyone knows similar and useful site, please let me know.

I would ask Dice if they would donate freshmeat.net domain name to a group of people interested in recreating something like this. It would expose their intentions quite clearly. Should they refuse -> they're interested in killing off this site regardless of costs/utility/users/etc. (and this would implicate that their 'lack of traffic' is propably a lie).

Maybe asking some well managed companies like Github if they're interested in filling this market niche would be another solution.

Anyway, if there is enough people interested in recreating such index, I'm ready to donate some of my time and effort (granted that no company is interested in this and no real alternatives do exist).

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

boorack Clojure ? (466 comments)

With ClojureScript it now covers both client side and server side.

about 4 months ago
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UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

boorack Re:Haven't they heard of "parallel construction" (240 comments)

Maybe. Other explanation that comes to my mind is UK does not want inconvenient facts to come out. Maybe they trained and sponsored those two terrorists to fight in Libya or Syria and this is too embarassing to become public.

about 4 months ago
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US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics

boorack Another joke from US gov (165 comments)

Given how "moral" and "just" US govt is when pursuing such atrocities as Obama's drone campaign, funding and arming islamist fundamentalists in Syria, supporting and funding neo-nazis in Ukraine, murdering millions of people all over Middle East etc., I'd rather have anything but military robots with US government "ethics" onboard. They just want fully autonomous killing machines without human conscience standing in the way. Maybe they're running out of drone operators eager to blindly follow murdering orders, so cowardly psychopaths from Washington want machines to take orders to kill and don't want anyone to see results of their actions, not even soldiers on the ground or drone operators.

You see, if some sick fuck in Armani suit wants to kill somebody standing in his way (or corporation employing said crook), he can now fill the form in his nice office, that will be processed as ordinary "business process" and will end up being automatically loaded into some drone flying above his target. No messy pictures, no one complaining, just some fancy form tapped into computer and voila, problem solved !

I can't find words how disgusting it is.

about 5 months ago
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Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

boorack Timing of this "leak" is interesting (557 comments)

It seems to be apparent bullshit for everyone who actually was on Crimea these days (except for some western propagandists^H^H^H^Hjournalists who tried desperately to find someone discontent there). Timing of this "leak" is also interesting: just days before referendum in Doneck region will take place.

about 5 months ago
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

boorack Why only Americans are of concern ? (310 comments)

The saddest thing of this fiasco is that it applies only to Americans. (Un-)People of other nations are of no concern whatsoever. Obama can bomb the hell out of them and no one cares - at least in the US it not discussed at all. This looks pretty much like taken straight from nazi playbook. It emphasizes hipocrisy of all Americans proud of being "the greatest democracy in the world" (which it isn't).

about 5 months ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

boorack Nope (551 comments)

I see no meaningful similiarities. This is just warmongering western media spewing propaganda without mentioning who started this mess by staging a coup that has gone out of control (hint: leaked conversation between Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt - hear this with caution, famous 'F the EU' is least important part of this conversation). I also recommend considering geopolitical context of this situation - Russia could not afford NOT responding to this as NATO bases in Ukraine could pose direct strategic threat to them of the same magnitude that missiles in Cuba posed to the US of A. This is also conveniently overlooked by western media.

Having said that, I view Crimea annexation as some kind of act of aggression, yet compared this to "liberations" conducted by the US (which usualy end up in massacres and drastic atrocities) it was (almost) bloodless. This makes very bad publicity for western warmongers, especialy neocons who look like war criminals by comparison (and in fact some of them are). Maybe this is the reason of recent media frenzy over Crimea issue.

Putin's way to achieve his goals seems to be mostly political (with some military support). First steps after Crimea annexation were to set up conditions for as fast growth of crimean economy as possible. They'll now be governed by russian laws (that are way less intrusive than ukrainian laws). Additional laws are being passed to ease conducting business in Crimea. Crimean firms don't have to pay taxes until the end of 2014. After that they'll have standard russian 13% flat tax (which is quite low compared to other countries in Europe). Russians also pledged to invest 5bn EUR into infrastructure of Crimea. My guess is Putin is trying to make a template for other post-soviet republics that will look easier to achieve and possibly more attractive than joining the EU. Just compare this to how well Greece is doing today under Troika dictate. The same results are not guaranteed anywhere else (first ones have the best bargain), yet it will give others something to thinks, especially in countries that went through color revolutions (all of which failed miserably). This stands in stark contrast contrast with how West (especially US) conducts their politics in other countries, which in most cases boils down to either staging a coup (Ukraine), funding insurgents waging a civil war (Syria, Libia) or bombing the hell out of (perceived) opponent (Iraq, Libia).

I'm trying to guess what Putin will do next but I don't believe in "invade The Free World" myth spewed by western media. With Ukraine descending into chaos, neo-nazis from Svoboda (originaly: Social-National Party of Ukraine - I'm not joking!) in key positions in ukrainian government (deputy PM, defence ministry, security services), ukrainian military mostly NOT obeying their orders (and rightfuly so - should they obey we'd already have civil war), Party of Regions (still having most popular support) being outlawed by force, gangs stopping busses, beating and robbing anyone with russian passport, Putin could just sit there and wait until this whole thing breaks down and people revolt once again and this time request joining Russia in order to improve their miserable life conditions. The other thing he can do is to annex other eastern regions of Ukraine the same way Crimea was annexed and leave Western Ukraine to Europe with all debts, troubles and nationalist gangsters roaming around. He propably doesn't want deal with those troubles when someone else can.

I'm truly asamed of my country politicians (hello from Poland!) who helped creating this mess. Should they not stage this coup, or at least enforce treaties they've signed with Yanukovych in February, Ukraine could go in orderly fashion into elections and - with sufficient monitoring - Ukrainians would elect whoever has popular support. Instead, our politicians are now spreading anti-russian hysteria and supporting ukrainian nationalists praising Stepan Bandera (the man responsible for murdering of some 200 thousands Poles in Ukraine in 1940s). Even taking photos with red-black flags of Bandera movement beind. My perception is polish politicians now act contrary to interests of Poland. Whomever they working for, whoever orders are they taking (um, Washington?) it will cause billions of dollars of losses as Russia will propably retaliate with even higher gas prices (we're already paying one of highest prices thanks to idiocy of polish politicians in the past), and with even more restrictions for polish companies trading with Russia. Even as our financial situation is not pretty, our politicians seem to not give a shit about this - maybe they hope for covering those losses by stealing remaining half of our pensions (as first half they stole several months ago).

about 7 months ago

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