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Victor Ganata
If MH17 *wasn't* hit by a missile, would we ever find out?
So far, I don't think that anyone has any evidence it was a missile, other than people stating it was. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Maybe it's just the streams I'm following in the social-media-verse, but the missile strike theory seems to be the most dominant narrative, and popular narratives have a way of trumping evidence or the lack thereof. - Victor Ganata
Even PRI and BBC World Report seem to be pushing this narrative. - Victor Ganata
Pretty sure they know it's a missile. Some inside sources (w/in US Intelligence) have even identified the type of missile. - Glen Campbell
Joe Biden said the plane had "been shot down, not an accident. Blown out of the sky." based off US intelligence. I doubt we will see definitive evidence so close to the incident. - Johnny
The FAA also warned U.S. airlines about flying over Ukraine in April "Due to the potential for conflicting Air Traffic Control (ATC) instructions from Ukrainian and Russian authorities and for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft, United States (U.S.) flight operations are prohibited until further notice in the airspace over Crimea, the Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov,". - Johnny
"Missile strike" is definitely the prevailing narrative and there seem to be good reasons supporting that as the cause, but, still, I can't help but remember the Maine, is all. - Victor Ganata
That FAA warning mentions nothing about the possibility of being shot out of the air, though. I suppose one could infer that possibility from "potential misidentification of civil aircraft" but I'm not sure this is evidence that the FAA foresaw this type of incident. - Victor Ganata
You gotta admit, Colin Powell and Edward Snowden are like a one-two punch against the credibility of U.S. intelligence. - Victor Ganata
"for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft" is a way of someone saying fighter jets and missiles may make mistakes without saying it directly. Pretty standard fair when describing flight paths through conflict areas. Plus a military cargo plane and a military fighter jet was downed earlier this week. - Johnny
Not to mention reports of rebels parading their cache of anti-aircraft missiles through towns in the area. - Johnny
Still, that warning was in April. I'm not sure it was widespread knowledge that Russian sympathists in the Ukraine were sufficiently armed to be able to take down planes flying at high altitude. Getting accidentally taken down by Ukrainian or Russian armed forces is a slightly different hazard. - Victor Ganata
If the Iraq War taught me anything, it's to beware of U.S. intelligence bearing casūs belli. - Victor Ganata
The S-200 rocket that brought down Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 in 2001 was fired from Crimea. It's not that much of a stretch to be cautious given the separatists stormed the army bases early on and may have gained access to such weapons. The FAA was correct in issuing the warning then. I appreciate what you're saying re intelligence but this one isn't some Dick Cheney fiction. - Johnny
Even if it was a missile, there are still at least a couple of possibilities, though, like Ukrainian loyalists trying to make the separatists look bad or the Russian military actually f-ing up and blaming it on the separatists to stave off economic blowback and/or all-out war. Not that I know what the ramifications of any of this would actually be. But just because Dick Cheney isn't... more... - Victor Ganata
That's a different discussion. Who isn't what. I'm not chasing you down that rabbit hole. - Johnny
I dunno, I'm thinking that the discussion of "what" inevitably leads to "who", especially when it's a human directed cause like a missile. - Victor Ganata
Who is a wide open field. What is quickly becoming narrower. What might lead to who did it but I have no info on that so I can't speak to it. - Johnny
Well, I know it's not just me. "It is unclear whether the missile was fired from inside Ukrainian or Russian territory and who fired it, the official added." (from April's post ) - Victor Ganata
I have to admit, U.S. intelligence admitting they don't know the details does make their analysis seem more credible. - Victor Ganata
Glen Campbell
You do understand that no one else but you can take a selfie, right?
But, selfies can have more than one person in them, as far as I understand (Thing 1 disagrees with me; she feels that, as long as someone else is in the photo with her, it doesn't count as a "selfie"). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I think Glen is saying someone else can't take your selfie. As for Thing 1, you can tell her that some of the most famous and expensive painted self portraits (selfies) included other people. - Johnny from iPhone
A self-portrait does not have to be ONLY yourself, but it must include yourself. :D - Glen Campbell
My irritation has to do with people who ask others to "take a selfie" of them. - Glen Campbell
Proxy selfie. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ussie. yeah, it sounds bad you filthy minded people. - ellbeecee from Android
The old "Wasn't there a time when everyone agreed the Earth was flat?" argument against the science of climate change. It's like a underarm pitch with no outfielders :)
Exactly. It's as mythological as the theory itself. - Jennifer Dittrich
Exactly :) - Johnny from iPhone
Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
Happy birthday FF! What a year! - Mike Doeff
hmmm where's all the all the laptops? - Brandon
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Cheers! - FFing Enigma
Congratulations on your first year! - Anne Bouey
Yeah, Melting Pot! - Eric
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Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, you're !!!!!!111!!!!!!ONE!!11 - Pete D
Happy Birthday... and Thank You - Johnny
프렌드피드 일주년을 축하드립니다. 더욱 더 발전하시고 더 좋은 서비스를 제공해주시기 바랍니다. 생일 축하드립니다. :D - zizukabi
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this year! - Robert Scoble
heppy birfdeh young buck, you've had a bangin year. Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride (as the Hells Angels say) - Marko Bon from fftogo
happy birthday and many more to go! FF ftw! :) - imabonehead
happy birthday guys! congrats on a terrific first year - John Lilly
Happy Birthday and thank you for an excellent service! - Mustafa K. Isik
Happy Birthday! I love FriendFeed! - Igor Poltavskiy
Awesome... I love small startups - Chris Lamprecht
Happy Birthday. Is that Ana busting open a screwcap? - Richard Chen
Happy Birthday FriendFeeders and thanks for great service. - Alexander Arsky
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! - Vista
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed!!! Love ya'! *mwah* - Lisa L. Seifert
C'mon. It's FriendFeed... They should be having Birthday Pie (Chart). Either blue or orange. Both taste yummy. - Lisa L. Seifert
happy birthday friendfeed, and jeanette.....i miss u guys - goutham
Many happy returns, FriendFeed! - Richard Walker from twhirl
Happy Birthday FriendFeed! It's been amazing, so happy to have been a tiny part of it! - Iain Baker
A belated Happy Birthday, great service! - Bo Stern
Happy birthday! Long may you continue! - Martin Bryant
Congratulations and happy first birthday, guys. FrF is awesome, you're awesome, and your achievements in this year are awe-striking as well! :) - Свободная игуана
Happy birthday and congratulations! - Joe Dawson
FF is the best way of social communication atm - Phil Smirnov
Happy BIrthday Friendfeed crew! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Once again Ana is the only one doing any work in a FF picture. - Steve C
“~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIENDFEED!!! ~~~” Fondue! I love fondue... jealous!! Let's have many more birthdays! Best of Luck, Success FTW!!! - Susan Beebe
congrats - Alex Hammer
I see here how it's okay for you to play on your iPhone during dinner ;) - wiredgnome
Wow! Posted almost 6 years ago and there it is on my TL (after someone I follow either posted a comment or liked it). This is the kind of features only Friendfeed was able to provide. Hope everybody on that picture had the career they were hoping for back then. - Pascal le Rudulier
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
lan... - akaşa
Monsters University REALLY fucked up my vanity searches. *kicks dirt*
why is that? - Sir Shuping is just sir
ohhhh....that makes sense. I didn't realize that character was named after johnny - Sir Shuping is just sir
That's him. - Johnny from iPhone
It looks just like him, why wouldn't it be named after J-Wo? :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
But you're cuter. - Micah
I'm surprised it wasn't already screwed up by the guy on the Photoshop Development team. - NOT THE CRICKET
It fascinates me that after all the safety training, precautions and PAPERWORK that goes into manufacturing, transporting and storing a Dangerous Good like petrol that people complain that they can't jam their cap into the handle so they don't have to squeeze it.
While wearing shorts and flip flops. - Johnny from iPhone
And talking on their cell phones. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm now old enough that I've now seen 3 different periods of "Race/Religion X is secretly planning to take over Australia" #AusPol
How many of the theories turned out to be correct? - Brian Johns
Nope - Johnny from iPhone
Robin Thicke's super-stalkery, pathetic new album has sold 54 copies in Australia. 54. Fifty-four.
To be fair, we thought it was Alan Thicke - Johnny from iPhone
Ha! - SAM
Andy Carvin
No 'stand down' order in Benghazi (from @AP)
Victor Ganata
Now I'm imagining Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI talking trash about who's going to win the World Cup.
When you think about it, Catholic dogma suggests these are the two blokes who can most influence the outcome by praying to God. They are his rep on earth. I call a Pray Off - Johnny from iPhone
Yesterday, I ordered another spare pair of glasses because they were on sale. How many spares are appropriate?
Depends on the number of outfits. You need at least one pair matching every one. - Uli from Android
One more than you'll break/scratch/lose before your prescription changes! - Kirsten from Android
I totally approve of multiple pairs of glasses. People spend lots of money on fancy clothes or jewelry they wear maybe once a year, but glasses one wears all the time! - maʀtha
+1 the number of pairs you lose. - Johnny from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
Who besides FB feels it has to filter its own service? Twitter, Tumblr, RSS readers, and email all show you everything you've subscribed to.
Flickr's mobile app filters your feed (and inserts 'recommendations' on occasion instead of what you actually want to see.) - Jennifer Dittrich
OK, two services do it. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
It's worth noting that they're probably deliberately emulating Facebook in doing so. - Jennifer Dittrich
Tumblr has recommendations inserted into the dashboard now too, though as far as I know they don't filter the rest of the content. - John (bird whisperer)
How many services has a billion+ users. - Johnny from iPhone
Any newspaper or newspaper's website. But they call it "editing." And any museum, but they call it "curating." - Brian Johns
Johnny, I don't see how user volume matters for whether or not to filter. Average and median feed size (number of subscriptions and average daily kilobytes) /per user/ seems more relevant. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I would say it matters. Not greatly but it has to be a consideration. 1 billion+ users has passed the threshold of the savvy user and it's with the "everyday" crowd. I know how to filter my streams. My mum? No. My sister? Maaaybe. Unleashing a firehose on the masses isn't always the best thing, especially if your business model is returning eyeballs for ad clicks. I run my Facebook feed... more... - Johnny from iPhone
The everyday user probably expects to get everything they subscribed to. Hell, I used to think I would, before I learned of the existence of FB's filtering system. And then their stupid algorithm (stuff with a lot of likes should be given more visibility) has led directly to (some of) that crap you bemoan: clickbait is a rational, if ugly, response to FB's filtering algorithm. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Expectations vs reality are rarely the same. - Johnny from iPhone
Mary Carmen
Feeling like the fattest fat who ever fatted.
*fist bump, MC!* - B. LB.
I think your autocorrect changed them from "phat" - Johnny from iPhone
Is that good or bad? Because if it's bad, I might have to smack you for using that kind of language about my friend. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yeah! What she ^^^ said!!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
No phat is definitely good. At least where I come from. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
"Phat is good, in the same way as 'bad' and 'sick' can be," said Pete , Professor of Those Dang Kids Studies at the University of Cod Liver Oil-Get Off My Lawn - Pete
I think Anna was talking to me. And no, I don't feel the good version of phat. Only the bad. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
ETA that my comment was one of solidarity for having those feelings myself, not to say you are any kind of fat. But you are certainly phat. *hugs* - B. LB. from Android
Aw, MC, *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I dare say that if a retail store said it was "against their religious beliefs" to allow guns to be carried inside their store, the USA might drive off a cliff.
That would definitely be interesting. On a side note, I would love to see a high profile case of a non Christian plaintiff seeking their religious freedoms from something Christians hold dear...I wonder what would happen then? - Chris Topher
Like an Islamic business asking employees to wear headscarves? A riot. - Johnny from iPhone
Please. I don't see you guys posting at all about the subjugation and abuse of women across the Arab states under Shar'ia law. Yet as soon as a Christian company gets some leeway for their religious views in the States, Jericho's walls come tumbling down. Get a grip. Compare a woman not being able to get her birth control partially paid for by her insurance while still being able to... more... - Akiva
Not to mention in certain sectors women being forced to wear what is essentially armor which tells her that if she were to reveal any more skin, she would deserve to be raped. Get. A. Grip. - Akiva
I live in a western democracy so, naturally, I would speak of such things more often then others of which I'm not involved or can not speak of. You only see a slice of my online dealings and aren't party to all my charitable endeavours so step off. Also, my comments on the Hobby Lobby case have largely been about the larger implications then just the female employees of Hobby Lobby. I... more... - Johnny from iPhone
I like how you bring up larger implications but then suggest that we should ignore the larger injustices of the world within this context. It's also interesting that you want to discount my opinion because, it seems, my ignorance of your charitable endeavors. I'm not sure how those two things are connected but okay, I guess you somehow took it personally. I also live in a western... more... - Akiva
We started a conversation about relevant topics within the U.S. itself. Sharia law within Arab countries is an entirely different topic that was brought up out of nowhere in my opinion. While yes, what is going on in those countries is much, much worse as far as the treatment of women, it has nothing to do with the topic that Johnny brought up. If you would like to discuss those atrocities, then I would suggest starting your own topic instead of hijacking someone elses. - Chris Topher
Doing and shooting sciencey things.
Doing and shooting sciencey things.
I even dressed the back of the shot with a beaker full of blue dye to make it look more "science" - Johnny from iPhone
So after all that, 2nd row to #DAASlive. I will be able to smell @withtimferguson, @YoungMasterPaul and Flacco. The pleases me greatly.
The 14 year old Johnny and the 34 year old Johnny are merrily skipping in a circle of SQUEE - Johnny from iPhone
B. LB.
Opened Amazon in a new tab and promptly forgot what I was going to look up.
bbq sauce - chaz2b
A case of TAB - Johnny from iPhone
I unlocked the Dialling Digits achievement in Grand Theft Auto V!
I unlocked the Dialling Digits achievement in Grand Theft Auto V!
Yay! The achievements are working again. Raptr put me through the ringer getting them to sync live. - Johnny from iPhone
Quick Question out of the Hobby Lobby thing: If I'm an employer who doesn't believe in Christmas/Easter, can I now make my employees work those days without penalty rates?
Christmas is a federal holiday, so no. - Heather
But doesn't that holiday now infringe on a Corporation's religious freedom? - Johnny from iPhone
The Hobby Lobby ruling never touched the First Amendment and never gave official, legal, religious rights to corporations. The ruling was that it was an extension of Religious Freedom Restoration Act which "aimed at preventing laws that substantially burden a person's free exercise of their religion." It basically made it so that privately held corporations are now lumped in with religious organizations when it comes to being exempt from paying for health plans that pay for contraception. - Chris Topher
The ruling will ultimately stretch to allow any number of awful things that a corporation might do in the name of the owners "religious" so yes a devout religious person could refuse to pay overtime to workers on a holiday that heir particular religion does not recognize they could aloe refuse blood transfusions and antibiotics and any number of treatment they do not "believe" - WarLord
There are other cases coming along that address the broader scope of this, but as of now it's "just" about denying women access to health care. I think they limited it they way they did so that it only looks like a women's reproductive health issue, because that's not enough to get upset about. - Heather
Warlord, blood transfusions were specifically mentioned in the decision and that this ruling in no way extends to those procedures, nor would it. - Chris Topher
Chris ys I read it BUT I'd only offer the arc of SCOTUS DOMA ruling to tell you that EVERYTHING is in play including blood transfusions and paid overtime and every god damn thing that can be mashed into a religious object ton - WarLord
Precedence. - Johnny
Easter has never been a Holiday where I work. - Janet
That's a good point, Janet. I'm pretty sure Easter is not considered a holiday at a lot of places. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
THIS too less than a day after Alioto and Hobby Lobby: Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order @TPM - WarLord
Hobby Lobby gave $67 million to an organisation that promotes Christian values through law and politics. It was always bigger than just this case. - Johnny from iPhone
Hobby Lobby also invests in a pharmaceutical company that manufactures the very contraception that they don't want to provide for their employees >.> - Chris Topher
B. LB.
I need to pop a DVD into the machine.
Went with some Looney Tunes. :) - B. LB.
"Three Little Bops" - B. LB.
Is that a euphemism? - Johnny from iPhone
Sadly, no, Johnny. ;) - B. LB.
We is friends.
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I'm trying to work out when we first met IRL. - Melly
you met in 1945. It was war time. He saw you, you saw him, and shouted out "mates!" - Sir Shuping is just sir
Close. I think it was 2009. - Melly
We is adorable! - Jenny H. from Android
I'd like to meet these one day - Mo Kargas
February 21, 2010 - Johnny
I like to think Johnny is wearing something Star Wars themed in each picture - Mo Kargas
What Mo said re: meeting y'all. - B. LB.
You're always welcome, Mo. - Melly from FFHound!
<3 - Mo Kargas
Victor Ganata
Boeing is trying to sell a new missile defense system to the government code-named Tim Howard.
Two missiles will get through but for the most part it works. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, it would definitely be an improvement over Boeing's useless multibillion dollar border fence :D - Victor Ganata
I guess an 11% failure rate is better than letting them all come through :D It would certainly be a vast improvement over Star Wars. - Victor Ganata
I climbed a bridge in a top hat. #GTAV
I climbed a bridge in a top hat.  #GTAV
And how that bridge got into a top hat, I'll never know... - Walt Crawford
The bridge is swag - Johnny from iPhone
Slash's dad? - Mo Kargas
No... But tonight I am going to buy some leathers and make that happen for you ;) - Johnny from iPhone
Slash? more like a steam punk Billy Gibbons. ...with just a hint of Jeff Lynne! - Big Joe Silence
Victor Ganata
So maybe they did need a little bit more offense, huh?
It's the thing with football. If you have less certainty of victory, do you stack the back and hope to pinch a winner/go to penalties or do you attack and hope what you do have in the last line holds. - Johnny from iPhone
I was thinking mainly of the whole Landon Donovan thing, but, what-if, right? - Victor Ganata
They did need to create more and better scoring opportunities, but I'm not sure how much Donovan would have helped. They had problems with that when Donovan was with the team, too. - John (bird whisperer)
It appears our talent level isn't quite there yet. - Rodfather from Android
If anything, that's something that when Eddie Johnson was on form he helped with. That said, he wasn't on form at the beginning of the season so he got left out. I feel like we made a good show (better than some teams rated pretty far above us,) but we owe a good deal of that to Howard. - Jennifer Dittrich
Losing Altidore for most of the tournament probably hurt their offense too. - John (bird whisperer)
True - and they really didn't have a backup plan for his loss that would genuinely replace that amount of attack. - Jennifer Dittrich
And it's kinda like a slider. If you have a better attack, you need to have the midfield backing that person up. The more you slide it forward, the further away from the back you get, opening the counter attack. - Johnny from iPhone
And the US had some trouble defending counterattacks... - John (bird whisperer)
And, as Kendra mentioned, that's where someone like Beckerman comes in handy - but he's going to make it harder for us to assume an attacking posture without someone like Altidore. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sarah G.
World championships are so much more exciting when you invite other countries to participate.
:) - Johnny from iPhone
RT @TeaPartyCat: Supreme Court rules that private, for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby may burn suspected witches, but limited to their own employees.
Do they have to pass the Duck Test first? - Johnny from iPhone
Jason Toney
RT @axs: #TeamBarbie or #TeamIggy? did Nicki Minaj throw shade Iggy's way at last night's #BETAwards?
RT @axs: #TeamBarbie or #TeamIggy? did Nicki Minaj throw shade Iggy's way at last night's #BETAwards?
Side Note: A person who hasn't had a new album in 2 years wins best female hip hop artist - Johnny
This is hiphop in the 21st century with digital downloads, collaborations with other artists, and releases of material over the Internet. Why would an album release even be relevant? - Victor Ganata
Because if you look at her discography, she released 1 single in 2013 where she was the lead artist and a handful of meh singles where she was featured... yet still takes the gong for best artist in the year? - Johnny from iPhone
OK, that's fair (although Nicki Minaj did release a single last month and she has done several collaborations this year) but I was just hung up on the album thing. Seems to me we live in an age in which whether or not music comes packaged in an album is meaningless. - Victor Ganata
Album now means a collection of original works of which you are the lead. Despite our digital age, it is still vastly more cost effective to record content on mass in one studio sitting then individually. Studio costs and engineers cost a ton and usually work on blocks of time. - Johnny from iPhone
Fine, but she didn't win best album. - Victor Ganata
No, she won best artist... and based on her lack of input, album or singles, it's puzzling. - Johnny from iPhone
Hmm. It's not like she hasn't released anything at all. - Victor Ganata
Again (as per previous comment) 1 lead single. A few meh features. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, like I said (admittedly unclearly), questioning the quality of her music is a very different argument than saying she hasn't released anything so why was she even in consideration. That's all. - Victor Ganata
I'll say it. Nicki Minaj needs to sit the fuck down. - Hookuh Tinypants
Oh... well... "A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun and holster at a gun show"
Oh... well...  "A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun and holster at a gun show"
But did he make the sale? - Brian Johns
If only she already had a gun, she could have defended herself against getting shot by the gun vendor :) - Johnny from iPhone
hard to stand your ground when you've been shot in the leg, tho. - Big Joe Silence
So, I guess he was in the process of concealing the gun in her pants when he fired his load. - Eivind
Eivind. - Jenny H. from Android
Rein him in, Jenny. ;) - Anne Bouey
Happiness is a warm gun... - Pete
Kevin Fox
A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two is never sure.
"A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a Danish." - Bren from iPhone
"Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
A man with two smartwatches syncs time via the network so they match. - Louis Gray
A man with three watches displays them from a trench coat. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Did you hear about the man with five watches? They fit him like a glove. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I love you gentlemen. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
This Epic Front-Yard Dildo Battle Suddenly Becomes a Pretty Amazing PSA | Adweek -
This Epic Front-Yard Dildo Battle Suddenly Becomes a Pretty Amazing PSA | Adweek
"Why this PSA is genius: If we make a sweeping generalization about the sort of conservative people who generally defend their Second Amendment rights, we would suggest they may also be sexually conservative. Showing some boys playing with vibrators might not be all that shocking to a liberal. Heck, it was an Ikea campaign. But to people who don't normally think kids playing with guns is a big deal (trust me, I know these people), seeing kids play with vibrators might be shocking and memorable." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" Why this PSA is necessary: It's National Safety Month. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, two children per week were killed in 2013 in unintentional shootings, and two-thirds of those tragedies were due to unsecured guns children found in a home. That means two-thirds of those tragedies were entirely preventable. Or as Evoleve—the advertiser in the PSA above—puts it, "It's the... more... - Jessie
This is genius. - Johnny from iPhone
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