AirAsia Flight Loses Contact With Air Traffic Control After Reportedly Asking for “Unusual Route”

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Bad news from Southeast Asia, where another passenger plane has suddenly gone missing.

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a transport ministry official.

Transport ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6.17am local time. (2317 GMT).

The aricraft was said to be an Airbus 320-200 with 155 people on board.

He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.

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148 comments
1 ipsos  Dec 27, 2014 8:19:20pm

Me: “There’s a plane missing from Indonesia to Singapore”

Wife, walking into room from downstairs: “Oh, it’s probably in [6 year old son]’s room. Everything else seems to have gone missing up there.”

2 #FergusonFireside  Dec 27, 2014 8:20:30pm

last thread comment arrived here. woops

3 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 8:22:34pm

And, per Bratwurst below, UpChuck can’t take his head out of his ass even here.

4 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 27, 2014 8:23:55pm

re: #1 ipsos

Me: “There’s a plane missing from Indonesia to Singapore”

Wife, walking into room from downstairs: “Oh, it’s probably in [6 year old son]’s room. Everything else seems to have gone missing up there.”

Damn, And I thought it was cold outside.

5 Kragar  Dec 27, 2014 8:24:44pm

TO THE HOLODECK!

6 Charles Johnson  Dec 27, 2014 8:30:13pm
7 William of Orange  Dec 27, 2014 8:38:29pm

This comes after a report that 2014 was one of the safest years for flying.

The risks of mankind’s push to expand flight frontiers were driven home in October when British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship — intended to take tourists to the edge of space — broke up on a test flight, killing a pilot.

Accidents at record low

Ironically, however, 2014 continued a long-term trend of ever improving air safety.

A record-low seven fatal commercial passenger incidents occurred as of last week, according to the Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network, an infinitesimal figure amid the several million flights and billions of passengers each year.

The grim reaper is setting his score straight. Still, you would not know this but there was a staggering ammount of accidents this year
,albeit most of them non fatal or single digits.

8 #FergusonFireside  Dec 27, 2014 8:46:54pm

night y’all.

9 b_sharp  Dec 27, 2014 8:50:39pm

re: #8 #FergusonFireside

night y’all.

Nighty night. Don’t let the big ugly venomous spiders bite.

10 BigPapa  Dec 27, 2014 8:54:03pm

I read about this right as I was getting on a plane.

11 b_sharp  Dec 27, 2014 8:57:58pm

re: #10 BigPapa

I read about this right as I was getting on a plane.

Ouch.

12 William of Orange  Dec 27, 2014 8:59:52pm

Dear me. Time to go to bed!! It’s 6 AM over here.

13 Jenner7  Dec 27, 2014 9:17:47pm

Ugh, not again.

14 Jenner7  Dec 27, 2014 9:19:32pm
15 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 27, 2014 9:24:04pm

Indonesian media are reporting that a plane was locally reported to have crashed on or near Belitung Island earlier today.

This is in Indonesian, but that’s the gist of it.

16 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2014 9:32:22pm

Let me guess: CNN is already on ‘round the clock coverage with this story?

17 teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2014 9:36:03pm

OT OD (On discussion?)

18 teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2014 9:37:06pm
19 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 27, 2014 9:38:29pm

Meanwhile, UpChuck is covering Malaysian Muslim objections to “sexy” stewardesses on Air Asia flights. Also, inferring that he is fluent in French and re-tweeting French news reports about the missing plane.

This Tweet puts it in context.

20 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 27, 2014 9:40:09pm

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

Let me guess: CNN is already on ‘round the clock coverage with this story?

Speaking of CNN, CNN anchor Don Lemon has received a DART award from the Columbia Journalism Review for his shitty work.

21 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2014 9:41:07pm

re: #20 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Speaking of CNN, CNN anchor Don Lemon has received a DART award from the Columbia Journalism Review for his shitty work.

Hasn’t CCJ proved several times over that journalism awards are practically worthless these days?

22 teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2014 9:42:21pm
23 darthstar  Dec 27, 2014 9:42:23pm
24 darthstar  Dec 27, 2014 9:44:07pm

Oh, jesus…these freakin’ air disasters. Just looked at the subject of this thread.

25 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 27, 2014 9:44:12pm

re: #21 Eclectic Cyborg

Hasn’t CCJ proved several times over that journalism awards are practically worthless these days?

The DART award is given to the worst journalists and publications. Not something that you’d publish on your CV.

26 BadExampleMan  Dec 27, 2014 9:45:03pm

re: #19 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Meanwhile, UpChuck is covering Malaysian Muslim objections to “sexy” stewardesses on Air Asia flights. Also, inferring that he is fluent in French and re-tweeting French news reports about the missing plane.

This Tweet puts it in context.

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The speaker implies, the listener infers.

The tightass corrects.

27 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 9:48:51pm

re: #21 Eclectic Cyborg

Hasn’t CCJ proved several times over that journalism awards are practically worthless these days?

Kathleen Parker has won a Pulitzer, so has Maureen Dowd.

28 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 27, 2014 9:48:55pm

At least a few freepers think it is suspicious, or ominous, or something that President Obama is in Hawaii, allegedly just like he was when MH-370 disappeared.

Was President Obama ‘on vacation’ in Hawaii the last time this happened? Just asking. I’m starting to think these people are being held captive somewhere, maybe sold to the Saudi’s as indentured servants.

A response and endorsement:

“You’re right. Very strange that he’s in Hawaii just like last time Indonesian (Muslims) hijacked a plane.”

That was 1981 in the real world but certain freepers take it for granted that all such incidents are actually hijackings, probably carried out with the collusion of the Indonesian Muslim Obama.

I wish I were making this up.

29 darthstar  Dec 27, 2014 9:49:38pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

30 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 9:50:20pm

re: #20 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Speaking of CNN, CNN anchor Don Lemon has received a DART award from the Columbia Journalism Review for his shitty work.

To also show how utterly useless such awards are these days, I haven’t heard the DART award mentioned since … late 90s?

31 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 9:51:23pm

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel

Just asking.

The refuge of scoundrels.

32 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 27, 2014 9:52:33pm

re: #19 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Meanwhile, UpChuck is covering Malaysian Muslim objections to “sexy” stewardesses on Air Asia flights. Also, inferring that he is fluent in French and re-tweeting French news reports about the missing plane.

This Tweet puts it in context.

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Pooping on the floor is Chuckster’s lingua franca.

33 klystron  Dec 27, 2014 9:52:34pm

She has been playing a Japanese dating sim on Steam featuring …pigeons.

All day.

34 teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2014 9:52:39pm

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel

At least a few freepers think it is suspicious, or ominous, or something that President Obama is in Hawaii, allegedly just like he was when MH-370 disappeared.

A response and endorsement:

That was 1981 in the real world but certain freepers take it for granted that all such incidents are actually hijackings, probably carried with the collusion of the Indonesian Muslim Obama.

I wish I were making this up.

I don’t know whether those weirdos at Free Republic need to lay off the stuff or smoke more of it.

The genuine Super Bowl. (note: photo is NOT teleskiguy, though he did take a toke)
35 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 9:53:48pm

re: #33 klystron

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She has been playing a Japanese dating sim on Steam featuring …pigeons.

All day.

Since the first word after the verb is Japanese, this is … unsurprising. ;)

36 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 9:54:57pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

If it were shaped like the Lombardi Trophy, that would be full of win.

37 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 27, 2014 9:55:17pm

Well, this is interesting. UpChuck retweeted a photo of Air Asia flight attendants originally posted by someone with an apparent pantyhose fetish, named Pantyhose_Addict.

38 Varek Raith  Dec 27, 2014 9:58:40pm

re: #20 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Speaking of CNN, CNN anchor Don Lemon has received a DART award from the Columbia Journalism Review for his shitty work.

Black hole.
Calling it now.

39 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 27, 2014 9:59:06pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

I don’t know whether those weirdos at Free Republic need to lay off the stuff or smoke more of it.

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We need a massive, high priority program to provide free weed to Republican blighted areas, by emergency airdrop if necessary.

40 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 27, 2014 9:59:36pm

re: #30 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

To also show how utterly useless such awards are these days, I haven’t heard the DART award mentioned since … late 90s?

Though I don’t watch CNN, or any of the others, I’d guess that the DARTs are an exercise in futility. Television and journalism were already estranged from each other when I quit watching in 2008.

41 teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2014 10:01:11pm

re: #39 Shiplord Kirel

We need a massive, high priority program to provide free weed to Republican blighted areas, by emergency airdrop if necessary.

I like the way you think. I take a hard line as well. The late Bill Hicks articulated the thought process nicely, pithily. “Not only do I think pot should be legal, I think it should be mandatory.”

42 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 10:01:17pm

re: #40 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Though I don’t watch CNN, or any of the others, I’d guess that the DARTs are an exercise in futility. Television and journalism were already estranged from each other when I quit watching in 2008.

Not necessarily true, but most of the good stuff is like Frontline now. Local TV News has been *mostly* a shithole since before I got in the j-game.

43 darthstar  Dec 27, 2014 10:01:49pm

re: #39 Shiplord Kirel

We need a massive, high priority program to provide free weed to Republican blighted areas, by emergency airdrop if necessary.

Don’t waste it on them. Unless you’re dumping off the crappy weed.

44 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 10:03:14pm

re: #43 darthstar

I’m pretty sure you could give them oregano. They wouldn’t know the difference.

45 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 27, 2014 10:06:19pm

re: #44 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

I’m pretty sure you could give them oregano. They wouldn’t know the difference.

I think marijuana would cost less in labor and resources than oregano, especially if we put the FEMA camp inmates to work cultivating it.

46 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 27, 2014 10:08:02pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel

I think marijuana would cost less in labor and resources than oregano, especially if we put the FEMA camp inmates to work cultivating it.

maybe we could make the freepers the fema camp inmates and they can grow their own fucking dope. ;)

Reminds me of this classic:
Husker Du - How To Skin A Cat

47 darthstar  Dec 27, 2014 10:17:10pm
48 teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2014 10:22:47pm

As an English major this cracked me the fuck up to no end!

49 BeachDem  Dec 27, 2014 11:28:36pm

Jeez, Chuck Todd’s really digging up some prime talent for his show. Last week, John Nolte, and this week, Ken Fucking Blackwell (along with that font of important information, Luke Russert.)

Guess I’ll sleep in again!

50 BillinGlendaleCA  Dec 27, 2014 11:33:52pm

re: #49 BeachDem

It’d be better if he dug up Mr. Blackwell and Tim Russert.

51 KiTA  Dec 27, 2014 11:57:14pm

Evening Lizards.

So any news on this airplane?

52 BillinGlendaleCA  Dec 28, 2014 12:17:02am

re: #51 KiTA

De Plane, De Plane.

(It’s Saturday Night silly time).

53 teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2014 12:54:47am
54 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Dec 28, 2014 1:16:58am

re: #48 teleskiguy

stipulate: to incomprehensibly mumble the lyrics to an REM song

55 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 1:31:17am

Morning, all. I’m seeing unconfirmed reports that wreckage has been spotted in the waters off East Belitung, which jibes with this snippet:

An aircraft has reportedly crashed off the east coast of Sumatera, in the waters of East Belitung. This report came after authorities confirmed that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing earlier today. An Indonesian news portal Bangka Pos had quoted an official from H.A.S Hanandjoeddin Tanjungpandan Airport in Indonesia, Suparno, said the exact location of the crash site has not been identified. The portal also reported that the Indonesian national search and rescue agency (Basarnas) team from Bangka Belitung were heading to East Belitung waters. “We will immediately head to East Belitung by sea,” said Basarnas Commander Joni Superiadi to Bangka Pos. The AirAsia flight QZ8501 was scheduled to arrive at 8.30am in Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia, when the Jakarta Air Traffic Control lost contact at 7.54am.

hisz.rsoe.hu

Very sad, and seems to be a weather-related incident. Hard to imagine, but yes indeed……..severe weather can bring down a plane.

56 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 1:55:23am

I’m taking my stuffy nose to bed. This cold is unwelcome and can leave at any time. (Also the color balance in the following photo is shit.)

57 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 1:58:34am

A wingnut returned to an old discussion on Twitter to DERP at Alouette and myself. I gave him the brushoff:

58 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 28, 2014 3:38:01am

To which I replied:

His rejoinder:

Me again:

59 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Dec 28, 2014 3:39:25am

Remember the American Male Dichotomy:

Those who look on women as sex objects and those who are gay.

60 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 28, 2014 3:59:37am

America’s Award-Winning Journalist™ has a very thin skin.

61 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 28, 2014 4:10:09am

re: #60 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

America’s Award-Winning JournalistTM has a very thin skin.

I once read a study that suggested that judges punished more harshly crimes they felt most tempted to commit. Like wise, Upchuck is quick to accuse someone of what he’d do in a given circumstance.

62 BadExampleMan  Dec 28, 2014 4:18:16am

re: #61 William Barnett-Lewis

I once read a study that suggested that judges punished more harshly crimes they felt most tempted to commit. Like wise, Upchuck is quick to accuse someone of what he’d do in a given circumstance.

Let’s pause a moment to remember Erick Infinite Ericks accusing Justice Souter of enjoying carnal relations with caprines and juveniles, or perhaps juvenile caprines.

63 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:37:44am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Remember the American Male Dichotomy:

Those who look on women as sex objects and those who are gay.

I’ve known guys who “thought” that way. I put the word ‘thought’ in quotation marks because what I heard out of them on such matters wasn’t thought as I understand it, just a mulligan stew of low emotions.

64 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 28, 2014 4:52:15am

re: #63 Dark_Falcon

I’ve known guys who “thought” that way. I put the word ‘thought’ in quotation marks because what I heard out of them on such matters wasn’t thought as I understand it, just a mulligan stew of low emotions.

90% of homophobia is the fear that someone will apply the golden rule: treating them as they treat others…

65 darthstar  Dec 28, 2014 5:08:40am
66 Maggie's Pa  Dec 28, 2014 5:13:08am

re: #65 darthstar

That is really double plus un-good. I hope the crew did their jobs and not jump ship. It takes a real brave person to fight fires, especially on a ship in the middle of an ocean.

67 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 5:16:10am

re: #65 darthstar

I’ve been following that; not good. A fire on a ship at sea - not to mention a stormy sea - is never a good thing, much like the MS Scandinavian Star disaster. That particular case, which left 159 dead, turned out to be arson. No one was ever brought to justice for it, and someone’s walking around there as a mass murderer.

ETA: It’s suspected by investigators that the MS Scandinavian Star disaster was a matter of insurance fraud - the vessel was insured for twice what it was worth.

68 Maggie's Pa  Dec 28, 2014 5:17:44am

Reminds me of a Family Guy episode. A foot of snow in the French Alps, PANIC!

Two buses were reported to have crashed on the road to La Plagne, causing six-mile tailbacks, according to ski company Adventures in the Alps.
Police turned back drivers who were not equipped with snow tyres or snow chains.

69 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 28, 2014 5:53:52am

UpChuck is now going after De Blasio’s father, and De Blasio himself for being soft on Hitler and Mugabe, respectively.

Both stories are of course BREAKING!! news.

71 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 6:05:46am

re: #69 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

UpChuck is now going after De Blasio’s father, and De Blasio himself for being soft on Hitler and Mugabe, respectively.

Both stories are of course BREAKING!! news.

De Blasio’s father actually got in trouble for being “sympathetic to communism”, a designation by the FBI that got the man blacklisted.

72 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 6:09:56am

re: #70 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Secret dead of Russia’s undeclared war

The funeral went ahead the same day. An army band and a few officials from the local military commissariat attended. No one came from Mr Tumanov’s unit. His mother spoke to a major in Chechnya by telephone who confirmed the young man had perished in Ukraine, but refused to give any details. The order to go there, “came from above in verbal form only”, said the major.

Like a Führerbefehl.

73 Maggie's Pa  Dec 28, 2014 6:10:43am

Never bring a sword to a gunfight

A Loudonville man faces charges after an encounter Friday night with State Police in which he was shot after allegedly threatening to kill cops with an AK-47 and later raising a sword at a trooper.

State Police say the incident began when Michael Messina, 19, threw an energy drink container and other debris from his car at a trooper who had pulled over a motorist in the southbound lanes of the Northway in Halfmoon at 6:40 p.m. Friday.

He then fled the vehicle and tried to make his getaway on foot while toting a sword that State Police said was used in the liquor store robbery. After wading through a four-foot-deep stream, Messina allegedly turned and raised the sword toward the trooper who was behind him. The trooper shot Messina once in the abdomen, authorities said.

74 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2014 6:19:14am

re: #57 Dark_Falcon

A wingnut returned to an old discussion on Twitter to DERP at Alouette and myself. I gave him the brushoff:

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I have removed that “Civilians with guns could not have stopped The Holocaust” meme from my Daily Twitter Dump because I don’t want the gun-fuckers in my timeline any more.

There is already a conversation going on for 3 days about a Walmart meme. Some utter fucking idiot thinks Waltons are the saviors of America.

75 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 6:25:31am

re: #53 teleskiguy

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I believe that is a sign that nature is about to do something to an area. An activity that requires that particular piece of anatomy.

76 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 6:26:43am

re: #57 Dark_Falcon

A wingnut returned to an old discussion on Twitter to DERP at Alouette and myself. I gave him the brushoff:

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Man has never been of the business end of a tank, has he?

77 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 6:27:30am

re: #72 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

The funeral went ahead the same day. An army band and a few officials from the local military commissariat attended. No one came from Mr Tumanov’s unit. His mother spoke to a major in Chechnya by telephone who confirmed the young man had perished in Ukraine, but refused to give any details. The order to go there, “came from above in verbal form only”, said the major.

Like a Führerbefehl.

Great. Now I’m thinking of Bruno Ganz in Der Untergang.

“Das war ein befehl! Ein BEFEHL!!”

78 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 6:32:30am

re: #77 Dr Lizardo

Great. Now I’m thinking of Bruno Ganz in Der Untergang.

“Das war ein befehl! Ein BEFEHL!!”

“You had one job order…”

79 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2014 6:44:39am

My daughter and son-in-law told me they have no medical insurance and have to pay the penalty this year. I told them “Don’t blame Obamacare, blame your shitty governor who didn’t expand Medicaid in your state”

80 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 7:02:26am

re: #76 Romantic Heretic

Man has never been of the business end of a tank, has he?

He probably has, just not in combat.

81 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 7:15:55am

re: #79 The Vicious Babushka

My daughter and son-in-law told me they have no medical insurance and have to pay the penalty this year. I told them “Don’t blame Obamacare, blame your shitty governor who didn’t expand Medicaid in your state”

So she has to pay a tax because the governor didn’t expand a welfare program. Does being taxed because of that seem right to you?

82 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 7:22:05am

re: #57 Dark_Falcon

I can shoot a rifle. And tanks aren’t shit

He has the Watched “Red Dawn” 100 Times cluster on his XBox Medal to back up his assertion.

83 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2014 7:22:35am

re: #81 Dark_Falcon

So she has to pay a tax because the governor didn’t expand a welfare program. Does being taxed because of that seem right to you?

Not having access to a healthcare program seems wrong to me. GOP states are forcing this on their citizens just because they hate Obama.

84 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 7:24:06am

In most cases the immediate (and, as we now know, deceptive) choice was not between “be murdered or die in a gun battle with your whole family”. It was, as far as most Jews were concerned, “be deported to a far away labor camp with a vague chance of survival or die in a gun battle with your whole family”. When there’s deception involved, guns are not of that much use.

85 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 7:24:13am

re: #81 Dark_Falcon

So she has to pay a tax because the governor didn’t expand a welfare program. Does being taxed because of that seem right to you?

Does it seem right to you that the rest of us have to pay higher medical care costs because the ER is the only recourse for the uninsured?

86 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 7:25:01am

Evil, lying freepers are still trying to spin the AirAsia loss into an Obammunist conspiracy.

These airline disasters are becoming a trend, and I wonder if that ‘tinfoil’ hat conspiracy site I keep posting isn’t onto something. I linked it for feedback and had no takers…lol

Didn’t Obama play golf a few days ago in Hawaii with some official or President from Indonesia or Malaysia?

Becoming a trend? How ignorant, how inexcusably ignorant and dishonest. If so it is a trend that has been going for a damn long time.

These people are not stupid, they are not deranged or mentally ill. They are dishonest, greedy and cruel. We must defeat them and cleanse the world of any influence or power they have.

87 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 7:26:30am

re: #84 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

In most cases the choice was not between “be murdered or die in a gun battle with your whole family”. It was, as far as most Jews were concerned, “be deported to a far away labor camp with a vague chance of survival or die in a gun battle with your whole family”. When there’s deception involved, the guns are not of that much use.

QTF

88 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 7:29:39am

I have been on the business end of a tank, though only briefly and with the advantage of a nearby Cobra gunship armed with HEAT rockets. The fool probably doesn’t think those are shit either.

89 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 7:33:48am

re: #86 Shiplord Kirel

Evil, lying freepers are still trying to spin the AirAsia loss into an Obammunist conspiracy.

Becoming a trend? How ignorant, how inexcusably ignorant and dishonest. If so it is a trend that has been going for a damn long time.

These people are not stupid, they are not deranged or mentally ill. They are dishonest, greedy and cruel. We must defeat them and cleanse the world of any influence or power they have.

The storms in the path of that flight, with hail, lightning, severe turbulence and thunderstorms reaching as high as 50,000 feet, had nothing to do with the pilot’s request for a diversion from his flight path and could not in any way have damaged the aircraft. Such storms never affected aviation before January, 2009.

90 darthstar  Dec 28, 2014 7:59:20am
State television has continued to broadcast monotonously upbeat, if factually inaccurate, news. From watching a few morning programs, I learned that the U.S. economy was in trouble, all the more so because falling oil prices threatened America’s newfound status as an oil power; that anyone who wants quality fruit for New Year’s should buy Russian; and that Russia’s neighbors Kazakhstan and Belarus were coming out in support of Russia in the Ukrainian conflict. In reality, of course, the opposite is true.
91 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 8:11:12am

Oh look: everyone went to church today.

92 darthstar  Dec 28, 2014 8:12:38am
93 BigPapa  Dec 28, 2014 8:15:27am

CNN = Comedy News Network

94 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 28, 2014 8:16:47am

re: #93 BigPapa

CNN = Comedy News Network

Or Chicken Noodle News

95 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 8:19:14am

re: #92 darthstar

Would that be Scheißkopf’s “Ode to Ignorance”?

96 Snarknado!  Dec 28, 2014 8:22:48am

re: #89 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Sarc tag, man! For a moment there, I thought you were serious (yaaawn).

97 Dr. Matt  Dec 28, 2014 8:23:07am

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel

At least a few freepers think it is suspicious, or ominous, or something that President Obama is in Hawaii, allegedly just like he was when MH-370 disappeared.

98 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 8:26:19am

re: #93 BigPapa

CNN = Comedy News Network


CNN brings out its resident aviation expert to explain the AirAsia disaster.
99 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 8:31:11am

Hoar frost, aka frozen fog.

100 darthstar  Dec 28, 2014 8:35:05am

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hoar frost, aka frozen fog.

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Dangerous shit in the mountains. When it builds on a snowpack it’s called surface hoar…then new snow falls on it and it becomes depth hoar - a weak layer (just a centimeter thick is enough) on which the new snow rests. Then, with the right trigger, that whole slab falls.

101 Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 28, 2014 8:35:53am

re: #89 Higgs Boson’s Mate

The storms in the path of that flight, with hail, lightning, severe turbulence and thunderstorms reaching as high as 50,000 feet, had nothing to do with the pilot’s request for a diversion from his flight path and could not in any way have damaged the aircraft. Such storms never affected aviation before January, 2009.

Kenyan Storm: Inside the Muslim White House Conspiracy to Control the Weather, self-published, 2010. Paypal $5.99 to GadsdenPatriot88@Freedom.com for your copy…

102 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 28, 2014 8:37:43am

re: #101 Pawn of the Oppressor

Kenyan Storm: Inside the Muslim White House Conspiracy to Control the Weather, self-published, 2010. Paypal $5.99 to GadsdenPatriot88@Freedom.com for your copy…

Proving there is no conspiracy so crazy that it can’t find a few believers.

I bet the book mentions HAARP and chemtrails. Maybe even fluoride in the water supplies.

103 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 8:39:12am

re: #102 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Proving there is no conspiracy so crazy that it can’t find a few believers.

How can a parody non-existent title prove it?

104 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 28, 2014 8:39:52am

re: #103 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

How can a parody non-existent title prove it?

It’s a parody? It’s getting hard to tell nowadays.

105 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 8:54:28am

It’s a great cartoon against anti-vaxxers.

106 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 28, 2014 8:57:46am

re: #100 darthstar

Dangerous shit in the mountains. When it builds on a snowpack it’s called surface hoar…then new snow falls on it and it becomes depth hoar - a weak layer (just a centimeter thick is enough) on which the new snow rests. Then, with the right trigger, that whole slab falls.

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That looks terrifying.

107 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 9:00:48am

re: #102 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Proving there is no conspiracy so crazy that it can’t find a few believers.

I bet the book mentions HAARP and chemtrails. Maybe even fluoride in the water supplies.

Not to mention the necessity of wearing tinfoil chapeaux.

108 Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 28, 2014 9:16:16am

re: #104 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

It’s a parody? It’s getting hard to tell nowadays.

I made that up on the spot. There is a recently formulated “internet law” about not being able to distinguish parody from the real thing, if the real thing gets too crazy. But, I’m too lazy to look that up right now. :P

I think the wingnuts have better domains that “freedom.com”, and the hard-core types probably don’t use Paypal. Like, they take payment in gold or ammunition maybe…

109 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 9:17:28am

re: #88 Shiplord Kirel

I have been on the business end of a tank, though only briefly and with the advantage of a nearby Cobra gunship armed with HEAT rockets. The fool probably doesn’t think those are shit either.

Anyone planning an insurrection who doesn’t have respect for the combat power of helicopter gunships is too stupid to live.

110 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 9:18:53am

re: #101 Pawn of the Oppressor

Kenyan Storm: Inside the Muslim White House Conspiracy to Control the Weather, self-published, 2010. Paypal $5.99 to GadsdenPatriot88@Freedom.com for your copy…

The “88” in the address is a nice touch (skinhead pseudo-code for “heil Hitler”).

Btw, I have seen the latter rendered as “high Hitler” in skinhead graffiti, no doubt in the (possibly accurate) belief that Hitler was a fellow meth user.

111 BigPapa  Dec 28, 2014 9:19:53am

re: #107 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Not to mention the necessity of wearing tinfoil chapeaux.

Tinfoil Tricorne
112 De Kolta Chair  Dec 28, 2014 9:20:26am
113 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 9:31:43am

That face!!!

Those PAWS!!!

114 Kaessa  Dec 28, 2014 9:33:26am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

That face!!!

Those PAWS!!!

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She’s ADORABLE!

115 De Kolta Chair  Dec 28, 2014 9:34:58am
116 sagehen  Dec 28, 2014 9:37:32am

re: #108 Pawn of the Oppressor

I made that up on the spot. There is a recently formulated “internet law” about not being able to distinguish parody from the real thing, if the real thing gets too crazy. But, I’m too lazy to look that up right now. :P

Poe’s Law

117 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 9:43:41am

So lizards, who’s ugly today?

118 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 9:50:16am

re: #117 b_sharp

So lizards, who’s ugly today?

UpChuck and the Freepers, as usual.

119 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 9:54:37am

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

UpChuck and the Freepers will never be more than a garage band.

120 De Kolta Chair  Dec 28, 2014 10:06:13am
121 De Kolta Chair  Dec 28, 2014 10:10:17am

BBL

122 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 10:12:40am

I don’t think this one has been posted yet, so it might have been missed here because its on TMZ, which is a bit out of the beaten path for most folks here. But it needs exposure, since it is deeply sick:

Horrific Racist Song at Charity Event
‘And He’s Dead, Dead Michael Brown’ [VIDEO]

The Glendale, CA Elks Lodge is investigating a shocking incident that went down in the club a week ago Monday, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Michael Brown … for an audience that included a number of retired and current cops … and TMZ has the video.

The song was a parody of “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” Gary Fishell, the performer and a member of the Lodge, changed the lyrics, which include:

[SNIP, because I’m not posting Fishell’s sick-in-the-head-lyrics here]

The event was the capper for a charity golf event, thrown by retired LAPD Officer Joe Myers, a 32 year veteran who left the force in 2007. We’re told 50-60 people attended the dinner, and about half were cops, most of whom were retired. The others were civilians.

Singer Gary Fishell is a P.I. who once worked as an investigator for the Federal Government. His lawyer tells TMZ, Fishell now realizes the song was “off color and in poor taste.” The lawyer adds, “He’s a goofball who writes funny songs.” We asked why Fishell would sing this in a room full of cops, and the lawyer replied, “He thought the room would get a kick out of it.”

Bolding mine.

The rot in the LAPD runs deep.

Let me know if this one needs to be Paged.

123 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 28, 2014 10:14:37am

re: #88 Shiplord Kirel

I have been on the business end of a tank, though only briefly and with the advantage of a nearby Cobra gunship armed with HEAT rockets. The fool probably doesn’t think those are shit either.

Having been a tanker, I know how a person like that can threaten a tank. But if you have a disciplined crew, unsupported infantry is not going to do much. Air support or HE? Different story. But a soldier with a rifle? Or even the proverbial molitov? Well, there’s a reason we called infantry “crunchies”…

124 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 10:18:34am

re: #123 William Barnett-Lewis

Having been a tanker, I know how a person like that can threaten a tank. But if you have a disciplined crew, unsupported infantry is not going to do much. Air support or HE? Different story. But a soldier with a rifle? Or even the proverbial molitov? Well, there’s a reason we called infantry “crunchies”…

M60s all have overpressure systems, which render Molotov Cocktails quite useless.

125 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 28, 2014 10:25:38am

re: #124 Dark_Falcon

M60s all have overpressure systems, which render Molotov Cocktails quite useless.

Even without overpressure, just keep going and ~90% of the time they’ll burn out without harm to the crew. The real killer is panic… the “mind killer” as Frank Herbert called it.

126 Targetpractice  Dec 28, 2014 10:35:54am

re: #90 darthstar

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Comrade Putin has done well to bring back the glory days of Pravda.

127 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 10:38:06am

re: #110 Shiplord Kirel

The “88” in the address is a nice touch (skinhead pseudo-code for “heil Hitler”).

Btw, I have seen the latter rendered as “high Hitler” in skinhead graffiti, no doubt in the (possibly accurate) belief that Hitler was a fellow meth user.

Not sure. Nowadays it probably just means a whippersnapper born in 1988.

128 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 10:38:15am

BBL

129 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 10:39:20am

re: #126 Targetpractice

Comrade Putin has done well to bring back the glory days of Pravda.

Even Pravda probably didn’t lie as much…

130 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 10:39:38am

re: #122 Dark_Falcon

I don’t think this one has been posted yet, so it might have been missed here because its on TMZ, which is a bit out of the beaten path for most folks here. But it needs exposure, since it is deeply sick:

Horrific Racist Song at Charity Event
‘And He’s Dead, Dead Michael Brown’ [VIDEO]

[SNIP, because I’m not posting Fishell’s sick-in-the-head-lyrics here]

Bolding mine.

The rot in the LAPD runs deep.

Let me know if this one needs to be Paged.

Was discussed downstairs. Might have been paged as well.

131 BigPapa  Dec 28, 2014 10:41:22am

When you’re wife is in PJ’s and crazy haired from bed, runny nosed sick, and you still think she’s a total hottie, she’s definitely The One.

132 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 10:42:05am

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

What kind of psychos enjoy this? Professional deformation?

133 bratwurst  Dec 28, 2014 10:42:45am

I think Scott Brown is working on a career change:

I would have thought he’d be in west Africa right now helping to fight Ebola…after all, he spoke of little else for many months ahead of the election.

134 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 10:43:17am

re: #110 Shiplord Kirel

The “88” in the address is a nice touch (skinhead pseudo-code for “heil Hitler”).

Btw, I have seen the latter rendered as “high Hitler” in skinhead graffiti, no doubt in the (possibly accurate) belief that Hitler was a fellow meth user.

Fun factoid: In Amateur (Ham) Radio, “88” has for many decades meant “love and kisses” when signing off a Morse Code conversation, much like “73” = “good bye/best wishes” and “33” = “good bye/best wishes” for female to female ham radio operators.
All of those Morse Code sign-offs moved over to SSB conversations as well.

135 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 10:43:25am

re: #133 bratwurst

Being a Fox News blonde would indeed fit him.

136 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 10:44:49am

re: #132 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

What kind of psychos enjoy this? Professional deformation?

Psychos who believe they are untouchable and superior to everyone “not like them”.

137 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 10:51:46am

Hey all!

I had posted last night that Chucky C. would have trashed the entire deBlasio family by this morning. I was a little off. He only went after his father.

By my count there are still his mother and two kids and the in-laws.

He must be slipping.

/

138 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 28, 2014 10:52:52am

Wow! At least one police chief has the right idea:
Police Chief: Respecting Authority Means Respecting Protestors

When a pro-cop citizen wrote the Nashville Police to express his “frustration and outrage” at the city’s peaceful handling of recent Ferguson protests, Chief Steve Anderson reminded the letter-writer of a simple fact: “The police are merely a representative of a government formed by the people for the people—for all people.”

In his point-by-point response— published online Friday and reproduced in full below—Anderson explained why police in Nashville served demonstrators hot chocolate instead of threatening them with arrest, urging the unnamed critic to “truly give fair consideration to all points of view.”

“[C]omparing the outcome here in Nashville with what has occurred in some other cities,” wrote Anderson, “the results speak for themselves.”

139 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 28, 2014 10:57:36am

You really should read that chief’s whole letter. I’d even recommend a front page post on it. It’s a distillation of democratic values.

140 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 28, 2014 11:01:31am

re: #139 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

and, I paged it:
littlegreenfootballs.com

141 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 11:17:24am

re: #126 Targetpractice

Comrade Putin has done well to bring back the glory days of Pravda.

We’ve got our own version here. The similarities between Fox News and Pravda are too ironic for words.

142 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 28, 2014 11:19:20am

re: #141 Romantic Heretic

Not on your topic, but I noticed your response to my War Thunder comment on another thread, and mentioned there’s a version that runs on Mac, as well as PC/Xbox/PS.

143 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 11:22:16am

re: #138 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Wow! At least one police chief has the right idea:
Police Chief: Respecting Authority Means Respecting Protestors

Well said, Chief Anderson.

144 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 11:23:35am

re: #142 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Not on your topic, but I noticed your response to my War Thunder comment on another thread, and mentioned there’s a version that runs on Mac, as well as PC/Xbox/PS.

Really? :D

I just assumed it was PC only. Most games unfortunately, especially indie ones, generally are.

Thanks. :)

145 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 28, 2014 11:25:07am

re: #144 Romantic Heretic

Really? :D

I just assumed it was PC only. Most games unfortunately, especially indie ones, generally are.

Thanks. :)

Yes. I was amazed as well. :D and you’re welcome.

146 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:35:20am

re: #141 Romantic Heretic

We’ve got our own version here. The similarities between Fox News and Pravda are too ironic for words.

The difference being that Fox is just one voice of many, whereas in Russia…

147 loloonline  Dec 29, 2014 2:54:21am

re: #112 De Kolta Chair

UpChuck can’t take his head out of his ass even here.
Read more at littlegreenfootballs.com

148 Surabaya Stew  Dec 29, 2014 9:58:49pm

Geez, this is an awkward time for me to come out of the shadows! Just after the thread re: the missing AirAsia flight from Surabaya goes dead….


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