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Comment: Re:let me correct that for you. (Score 1) 613

by AlterEager (#47516319) Attached to: Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

The commonality amongst the early fascists could be seen in the name itself. A symbol of sticks bound together to product something strong, also the symbol of authority used by Roman Caesars. Thus a focus on a strong-man style central government, strong nationalism with a militaristic leaning.

Yup, just look at any US 10 cent coin struck between 1916 and 1945.

http://www.thecoinspot.com/10_cent_winged_liberty.php

Comment: Re:News from two centuries ago (Score 1) 667

by AlterEager (#47501893) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

News from two centuries ago - "Yorktown captured by French Terrorists".
Looks stupid doesn't it? That's what you get when you oversimplify these things and assume that the backers are equivalent to the perpetrators. The backers in this case may be just as unpleasant as Napolean.

Assuming you mean Napoleon, what the hell does he have to do with Yorktown?

Are you talking about the siege of Yorktown in 1781?

And Napoleon who took power in 1799?

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 1) 667

by AlterEager (#47501797) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

If they had actually identified the trajectory of the missile from a satellite, they would also easily know which side of the Russia/Ukraine border it originated on... which they do not.

A Buk has a range of about 20 miles.

The crash site is about 23 miles from the closest Russian border.

Comment: Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (Score 1) 667

by AlterEager (#47501505) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Rebels had shoot down an Ukrainian transport at much lower attitude, during landing.

The AN-26 they shot down on the 14th July was reportedly at 6500 metres (21,000 feet).

http://www.jacdec.de/2014/07/14/2014-07-14-ukraine-air-force-antonov-an-26-shot-down-in-eastern-ukraine/

Comment: Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (Score 1) 667

by AlterEager (#47501465) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

the BUK system is equipped with a civilian transponder safety lock which has to be manually disabled before a missile can be fired at an aircraft showing a civilian IFF.

And you would know this how, exactly?

References or GTFO.

Does this help . Look for IFF (Identification Friend or Foe).

IFF is active - it tells you who is a friend (and civilain != friend).

However ihtoit claims to have been trained to use the Buk, so maybe he's right.

[ the 1983 improvement for the Buk ] Additionally a non-cooperative threat classification system was installed, relying on analysis of returned radar signals to purportedly identify and clearly distinguish civilian aircraft from potential military targets in the absence of IFF.

It's not clear whether an isolated Buk TELAR vehicle has this, or whether its part of the target acquisition or fire control vehicles, and it seems the rebels were using isolated TELAR vehicles rather than full batteries.

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 1) 667

by AlterEager (#47501203) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Ah but you see the US has redefined terrorism so it doesn't apply to them:

the term 'terrorism' means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;"

So when the USAF drop a bomb on a Japanese city, even if its "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets" its still not terrorism because its not done by "subnational groups or clandestine agents". Nothing clandestine about a fucking B29.

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