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Russian "Doomsday Plane" Flies For 4th Consecutive Day; Accompanies Putin On Spiritual Mission

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Following three consecutive days of missions by the Russian "Doomsday Plane", i.e. the Tupolev Tu-214SR communication relay aircraft, which as we reported first on Friday, has been circling in proximity to Finland, above the island of Valaam in Lake Ladoga, moments ago, deep in the Russian night, the plane which traditionally accompanies Putin took off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport and is once again making loops over Valaam island (flight can be tracked in real-time for the next several hours with FlightRadar24).

It appears that the reason for the now daily flights centered on the island of Valaam, is that Putin is visiting his “spiritual mentor” in a monastery located on the island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites.

Those who wish to learn more about Putin's fascination with the Valaam monastery monks can do so with this BBC report investigating the growing assertiveness of the church - and its relationship with the Russian government ...

... and also watch the following RT documentary as he meets the monks, mucks in with the volunteers, and encounters a special group of children in one of most spiritual places in the country.

As we previously reported the Tu-214R is a Russian version of the U.S. E-4B, an airborne command and control role, most recently sean above Sochia and above Crimea more recently. As The Aviatonist summarizes, "while NOTAMs can expose the position of the Admiral Kutsnezov aircraft carrier, Mode-S transponder on Russia’s “doomsday” plane will most probably tell you where Putin is."

Then again, it is likely that Russia is aware that the entire world can track Putin based on a free public website, so one probably shouldn't put it beyond Russia to maybe just send the plane on a wild goose chase now and then so that it doesn't telegraph to the entire world where Putin may be found next...


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Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:17 | 4702697 lolmao500
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So... much like American Presidents consult theirs before doing something stupid... uh oh.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:20 | 4702707 johngaltfla
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No big deal. The United Kingdom wouldn't notice because apparently they don't have a Russian analyst on their intelligence agency staff (MI5). Yes, seriously they are looking:


NATO is ****ed – MI5 Want ad for Russian Intelligence Analyst

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:25 | 4702715 lolmao500
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Only 30 000 pound sterling for the job? LOL?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:27 | 4702724 johngaltfla
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Yes, seriously, 30K, that's it. And no Russian porn stars to keep one entertained. What a clusterfuck NATO has become....

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:50 | 4702775 gmrpeabody
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Look..., over there...

This is too easy...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:43 | 4702890 markmotive
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:50 | 4702902 knukles
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Fucking amazing
This along with a couple of other Commercial services can track all sorts of aircraft all over the world... Available for years..
And all the bad guy military craft are tracked down to payloads over millions of square miles
But nobody has a fucking clue about Malay 370


This charade is getting tiring

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:59 | 4702914 john39
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Putin takes a spiritual retreat...  obama?  i don't even want to speculate.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:31 | 4702962 CCanuck
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Obama is known to go on spear-it retreats.....Reggie Loves feeling Obama spear-it!

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 07:02 | 4703308 Singelguy
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I said from the beginning that MH370 will never be found, nor any of its passengers and crew. It was a well orchestrated hijacking by people who knew exactly what to do. The reason for the hijacking is still speculative. One thing is certain. Everyone is sick and tired of the MSM (particularly CNN) never ending coverage and within a week or so, nothing more will be heard.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:15 | 4702845 pitz
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They'll probably throw all the qualified resumes out and hire a foreigner for the job.  Just to save a buck. 

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:24 | 4703428 max2205
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It's not who is in the plane but who is being tossed out.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:22 | 4702712 ApollyonDestroy
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Don't let those mentors down, Vlad. Don't stop until you reach Brussels!

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:21 | 4702704 Cognitive Dissonance
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" that Putin is visiting his “spiritual mentor” in a monastery located on the island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites."


Does "our" fearless leader have a spiritual mentor?

Fearless Leader

<Shouldn't that be a question mark over the Emperor's family jewels?>

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:30 | 4702727 q99x2
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The President of Washington D.C. gets his philosophies from Al-Queda cannibals.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:59 | 4702894 Lore
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Would someone here like to comment on the connection and state of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church?  Does one fall under the rubric of the other?  Is one more or less corrupt?  Are the fraternities distinct or intertwined?

Anecdotally, I find it interesting that Hollywood recently began depicting powerful organized crime in America as being largely of Russian origin.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:08 | 4702927 john39
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the russian mafia isn't quite russian if you know what i mean.  most belong to a particular minority.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:21 | 4702944 Anusocracy
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Homo sapiens psychopathicus?

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 03:54 | 4703169 old naughty
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You mean Homo sapiens hybrid psychopathicus, no?

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:37 | 4702966 i-dog
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Au contraire, John ... the Khazars are very Russian (and very non-Semitic, notwithstanding that they profess membership of that tribe).

It's a cute mind trick that any criticism of the Khazar mafia is decried as "anti-semitism"! :-/

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:43 | 4702980 john39
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I hear you. nailing it down isn't simple, far from it.  in the end, there is only way to really go about it...  'ye shall know them by their fruits'....

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:58 | 4702997 UrbanMiner
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The Khazars are a different people than the Slavic Rus', the Khazars were defeated by the Rus' and seek revenge even until this day. The Khazars were dispersed, there was a diaspora with the Khazarian tribe adopting many different costumes/religions and 'integrating' into many different cultures. A large number of that lost tribe settled in eastern Europe, namely Poland and 'West Ukraine', and even as far west as Germany.


Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:42 | 4703052 i-dog
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A closer study of history will show you that the Khazars first invaded the Levant 2,600 years before those events you mention ... and that they have been intimately involved in Judaism, including its creation, from its very beginning. Indeed, it is my contention that the Judeans (later known as the Pharisees) and Israelites were in fact the Khazars that had been driven back out of Egypt around 1500 BC (where they had been first depicted on Egyptian monuments as the blonde-haired and blue-eyed 'Hyksos' invaders of 1800 BC).

They have left a very long trail of destruction and attempted domination.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 02:28 | 4703114 UrbanMiner
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I'm familiar with the idea of the Hyksos being the 'tribe' or part of, though details are somewhat vague and obscure due to the passage of time and the burning and re-writing of histories....

Fun fact to help dispel 'The Russian's are Inept' meme:

Moscow is currently 866 years old!


Mon, 04/28/2014 - 05:19 | 4703128 i-dog
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The details are becoming much less obscure in recent decades through the latest DNA, archaeological and linguistic evidence. Speaking of which, the Basques are also another "lost" Khazar tribe, which spawned the Jesuits and the Borgias.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:00 | 4702965 UrbanMiner
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Completely different and unrelated structures. The Eastern Orthodox priests are allowed to have families, this is one core but major difference. There is a much more family based social aspect in the Orthodox faith, the Roman church however is very much an institution, and very removed from its members lives. 

Anything coming out of hollywood that has anything at all to do with Russia will be 90% fabrication, 9% twisted truth and 1% sexy Russian ladies. In other words, it will be a work of fiction (minus the Russian ladies)

Fun Facts to Dispel the 'Russia is violent' meme:

Russia's peak homicide rate was in 2002 and was 44,252. By 2011 that had dropped to 16,798. The rate is expected to be under 13,000 by the end of this year. Moscow, Russia's largest city of 11 million, has a lower crime and murder rate than New York City, Moscow's murder rate is 4.6 out of 100,000, New York is 5.6 out of 100,000.



Mon, 04/28/2014 - 13:44 | 4704547 Lore
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Thank you to all who responded. This is terrific.  I am learning that all is rarely as it seems superficially. Labels and placenames can be misleading. Hijacking and exploiting others seems to be a pattern: "Psychopathicus," indeed.  Rgds

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 06:15 | 4703245 Boxed Merlot
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Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church...



One point of similarity is in their emphasis on Icons.  Religious relics are peculiarities many people in the US have little or no experience with due to our more predominately reformation minded original governmental constructs.


I was taught for example, Jesus demeaning the leaders of the temple in Jerusalem for giving more value to the gold of /in the temple when what they should’ve done was / is to value the proper administration of law, mercy and justice which the temple embodied and which gave value to the gold used for adorning certain articles used by the priests in their duties.

Frontier evangelism of the kind early settlers in the US were accustomed to, had little in the way of comparison and instead relied on the portable sacraments of baptism and simple communion rites to convey the truths of New Testament Christianity.


Our closest homegrown version of an icon based religious order would be Joe Smith and his sidekick Brigham’s monstrosities first built on the barren flatlands in Utah.



For a more in depth history, I found this to be pretty decent:

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 13:49 | 4704563 Lore
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Fascinating. The interest in icons is noted. I intend to read more. Thanks.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:10 | 4703789 Sorry_about_Dresden
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It is also strange that most of the best computer programmers, the ones writing code, are Russian as well!

It seems you can steal 780 billion dollars and get away with it (GS) but, try and email your own code written for GS to yourself. and the NYPD is all over it and you, 

Sergey Aleynikov

will be arrested in 2 hours.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:35 | 4702731 ZerOhead
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Somebodies "family jewels" are probably inside his "deposit box"...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:14 | 4702843 Mike in GA
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Saul Alinsky and the Prophet Muhammed.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:37 | 4702881 TruthTalker
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you forgot valerie

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:59 | 4702916 john39
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jarett is no muslim.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:22 | 4702705 ZerOhead
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Note to editor:

"Spiritual" and "Doomsday" and "Mission" are not reassuring words to be using in the same sentence right now...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:23 | 4702714 seek
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Man, how far we've come. I'm a cold war kid and the idea that an average civilian can track the doomsday planes in real time from pretty much any computer on the planet just blows my mind.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:39 | 4702747 Cognitive Dissonance
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The doom porn is SO much better these days then the drivel we were served in the 60's and 70's.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:43 | 4702762 seek
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I agree, but still, nothing matches the feel of hearing EAMs on the shortwave radio know that one of them could be the order.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:52 | 4702784 Cognitive Dissonance
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Don't you think "they" could spoof this info real easy? I could think of a few reasons both "sides" would want us to believe one thing while hiding another.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:20 | 4702854 seek
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Funny thing, the transpoder says it's American Airlines but doesn't broadcast the fact that it's grey, nuclear hardend and covered in antennas... Yeah, not exactly a challenge to spoof.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:56 | 4702799 Thanatos
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Countdown to Looking Glass.. 1984 Was some decent Nuke Porn.

My Favorite was Dr. Strangelove.

Threads and The Day After were OK, Threads being a bit grim.

According to the guys at ORNL; the Interwebs won't work once "Things Get Hairy".

Check this out if you you are interested in Nuclear Weapons Effects and their effect on Human Survival..

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:42 | 4702761 813kml
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Just wait til the ICBMs start flying, hopefully nuclear Armageddon won't affect your broadband speed.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:55 | 4702795 Cognitive Dissonance
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How long does it take to download doom porn via short wave radio?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:09 | 4702829 Dave Thomas
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Well the ionosphere will be ionozed pretty good, so it'll be difficult at best, but say 300x240 pixel images delivered via slow scan television, an average of abour two minues per picture give or take 30 seconds depending on the background.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:41 | 4702886 rsnoble
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Send me a DCB and fries.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:52 | 4702994 August
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Fortunately, no one will bother to direct any nukes at New Zealand.

Unfortunately, the Kiwi population will end up as slaves to our new Chinese overlords, toiling until death in their underground sugar caves.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:32 | 4703442 bigkahuna
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Well, we're all slaves to something even right now. The good part will be that the Kiwis can pick up their rifles / sticks / rocks and throw a big riot on whoever decides to invade the island and hopefully the invaders will pull a Hadrian: "uh fellas, we don't want any of that" and just go away.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:39 | 4702730 LetThemEatRand
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In light of the fact that Putin is apparently one of the wealthiest people on the planet, and the Western oligarchs are thinking about taking his stuff [for themselves under the guise of sanctions], maybe this isn't just the fluff that I thought it was.  

Putin:  "want my $70B?  If I can't have it..."

Real wars always start over taking the money of some guy in charge, or some guy in charge wanting someone else's money.  And my guess is that his wealth is not stored in fiat that can be printed.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:36 | 4702737 Randy Goodnight
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Nice Yacht!  He even outclasses Obummer in his photo ops.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:20 | 4702856 Mike in GA
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Yeah, well, Putin's been at it for decades.  He's got experience.  Our guy is a one trick pony.  He only learned how to protest and organize protests and shakedowns. 

Now that he's executive CIC, he has no clue whether to bow to repressive islamic kings and japanese robots or do actual strategic thinking.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:37 | 4702742 Joe Tierney
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Pootie asking the advice of a R.O.C. patriarch regarding his next move, in relation to the big picture of his plan to reconstitiute holy Russian empire? Maybe.


Military invasion of Ukraine would be a big step. Much bigger, obviously, than the stealth, bloodless annexation of Crimea. Will he vollow in der vootschtops of his asinine neocon counterparts (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld) and cross the line into war for the sake of Empire, or will he continue to be patient and let the dominos fall his way without war?


But WILL the dominos fall his way? Ukraine looks set to spill more Russian blood in Ukraine. How long can Pootie keep from using his military machine? Is there a way he can use it, but only in a limited, effective and smart way - with a clear definition of the mission and an exit strategy that hands him a big win?


What the HELL can a R.O.C. patriarch tell him in this regard? Nothing - except 'you're on a mission from God - go forward, my son'. The R.O.C. craves Russian Empire - they want to be the handmaiden to the Russian State, to 'wear the blue dress', but also to call the 'spiritual' shots, dominate the State.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:49 | 4702774 cherry picker
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I thought Obama and Palin and Bush etc were 'Christians'


Do any of you believe for a moment the Man from Galilee they espouse to follow would condone foreign policy or their deeds?


I don't.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:41 | 4702887 Cathartes Aura
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funny you should mention Palin. . .

was just looking for a newsy link update to the massive tornado moving through Arkansas just now, and off to the right side,

"Along with the standard red meat about gun rights at the "Stand and Fight" rally, Palin suggested that if she were ever president, "If I were in charge they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."

dodged a bullet there amrka, hmm. . .

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:12 | 4702931 john39
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>> obama

anyone with a brain really think that these people are Christians?  they are NWO disciples, always have been.  which is just another way of saying satanist.  the ugly truth.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:58 | 4703529 bigkahuna
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I tell people this (that they are luciferians) all the time face to face and I'm generally referred to as "crazy old man".

The only reason they have not hauled me off yet is that I say it matter of factly and not wild eyed/stand-offish like you always see in the media - so I fit the "crazy" role by words, but not by appearance. 

It is something though - I call it the "I have been programmed differently AND what you just said does not compute" look they get before the "oh, he's just crazy" programming kicks in.



Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:51 | 4702781 Yen Cross
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:02 | 4702816 Bunga Bunga
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Inside the Russian doomsday plane: ;)

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:51 | 4702904 813kml
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That seems a lot more ergonomic than the US plane.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:59 | 4702805 navy62802
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Who cares? If the man were to launch doom day, what can anyone do about it? Just live your life and hope that if this dumb shit decides to start WWIII, his first nuke is aimed about 1000 meters over your head because you will not want to live through the aftermath of a full-scale nuclear attack on the US ... successful or not.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:33 | 4703049 elephant
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"you will not want to live through the aftermath of a full-scale nuclear attack"

but Hollywood makes it look like a lot of fun

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:12 | 4702807 NOZZLE
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Who cares about that shit,  Don Draper was forced to sit at a kid's desk.  Meghan went off the deep end,  Smokestack (Jesus lay off the coffin nails) Betty's Betties need enlargement and Draper shoulda had an attorney before agreeing to anything, the dummy. 

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:02 | 4702814 SandiaMan
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We can track Putin and the plane but where is that Malaysian plane?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:03 | 4702817 ASACJon
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Why the automatic attack on seeking spiritual guidance?  Perhaps not most of us, but I know some avid ZeroHedge readers are dedicated Roman Catholics.

Putin is a fallen man like any of us.  Compared to the degenerate homosexual promoting, manhood hating neo-West, Putin is defending principles that made Western Civilization.

Russia is faced with a neo-West that has built a ring around it, even invading and overthrowing its most important neighbor's lawful government.  We all know that the CIA, literally the head of the Company himself, is crawling through Ukraine.

It is a fact that the State Department and who knows what other agencies were involved in the overthrow of the Yanukovych government.  And I know that my own sister parishes were used as mini-bases for this evil rebellion done by thuggish neo-Nazis.

Russia is faced with an existential threat.

I'm glad that Putin is making a pilgrimage to this holy site.  From his perspective, he knows he is being forced into a horrible position. 

We should all pray for a peaceful outcome and that the disgusting bankers just take their loot and leave us to a collapsing dollar.  No need to take down innocent people in Ukraine.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:27 | 4702868 EconomicGenocide
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Religion is the cancer that will destroy mankind!! This country is dieing because of the ignorance of Christianity. They allow the Z iionist Jews to drag them around like pond scum and use them as cannon fodder.Chosen people form the holy land. Jerusalem should see the first nuke launched.


Jesus was not religious, he was just the opposite. He wanted the Z scourge eliminated and a peaceful world without mind altering delusional ignorance. He was not the son of God, he was a rebel who gave a damn, and paid the price.


People like you patronize what he tried to do, hoping to live after you die. Faqing parasite!!

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:25 | 4702950 IridiumRebel
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Beautiful thing about religion is that you don't have to follow it. I had an awesome service today about manhood. Masculinity and the responsibility of being a good patriarch were discussed. There was no pretension, just some scripture buttressing the fact that the world needs strong moral men. They have different themes and women and their issues are discussed just as frequently. They have a badass rock band too that sounds like Radiohead. It's a fun time and a good message. As for the "derka derka religion is to control derka derka." I say bullshit. I'm not forced there. I go there to become a better person. Homosexuals, transgenders and all are welcome....or they can stay the fuck home and sulk. Go be a humanist. Go fuck donkeys. Be free. As for the bitchy Cathartes lady, clear the sand from your vag. I'll PM the guy and tell him to edit his comment to "human" instead of man so we can be all inclusive here.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:27 | 4702952 Global Hunter
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EconomicGenocide I'd like to jump in here follow your lead and shout out a big Fuck You to the ladies from the Free Methodist Church in my village.  When my baby was born and I was unemployed they'd come over to my house with meals for my wife and I, clothes for my baby and a fucking crib.  Those ladies asked for nothing in return from us, never once mentioned god or jesus the only reason I know they were from a church was because I asked. 

My wife goes down to a house they have converted into a centre for children and parents to spend time with other mothers and their children (and get free meals), I am working again but we thought it was good for her to get out in the community and they provided a space for that and never once asked us to go to their church or talk about their religion.  They offer a lot of support for single mothers, families in poverty, teenage and young mothers etc. and my wife likes to go there thinking that maybe she can make a small difference in peoples lives who are less fortunate.

They are some of the finest most selfless people I have met and do more in our community than just about anybody else, and they do it quietly and modestly, youd never know they were even there unless you happened to need their help. 

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:31 | 4702957 IridiumRebel
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What a bunch of dicks those ladies are! The nerve of them helping others. My church of dicks is going to do a couple thousand hours of community service helping old people Reno their dilapidated houses those selfish cocksuckers! I'll try to rip some atheists and humanists from their other numerous volunteer projects they organize to do in between reading Nietzche and how the fucking world revolves around their superhumaness.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:44 | 4702981 Global Hunter
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I'm glad to hear it IridiumRebel, acts of kindness from other people have made such a big difference in my life.  I've been to some dark places and without help from others I have no doubt I would have been dead a long time ago either by accident or on purpose.  We now have a loving harmonious family and I'm a devoted father to a happy well adjusted girl.  I can't believe the person I was 10 or 20 years ago and how I changed nor can I forget the good things that people did to help make that happen and they wanted or asked for nothing in return.  If "religion" gets people to a better place or helps them then I'm all for it.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:49 | 4702990 IridiumRebel
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Good to hear it and good on you. I should be dead if it were not for a friend who gave me a hand up when no one else would 2709 days ago...not that I'm counting. I'll be a father again in a month; second little girl. I'm surrounded by women. I'd have it no other way. Go be the light and pay it forward.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:32 | 4702921 Cathartes Aura
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Putin is a fallen man like any of us.  Compared to the degenerate homosexual promoting, manhood hating neo-West, Putin is defending principles that made Western Civilization.

I'm not a "fallen man" nor will I take the fall for men, as those "western" religions are so fond of assigning the spiritual fall of their holy selves on that other "half" of humans deemed un-worthy of their god's likeness.

take a deep look at "Western Civilisation" - and see how enthralled minds, so full of their righteous-self have trampled o'er the earth, fighting endless wars for "resources", raped and pillaged humanity, & wasted landscapes, THIS is the story of "Western Civilisation" as it moves relentlessly towards its inevitable Fall.

religions, all of them, are stories told to placate, move and control the minds of humans, getting them to focus on an imaginary "pie in the sky when you die" all the while ignoring the reality within reach in the ever present NOW - which is all that ever exists. 


Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:54 | 4703084 August
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>>>>the reality within reach in the ever present NOW - which is all that ever exists. 


Well, that's just like your... opinion, man.


Mon, 04/28/2014 - 03:54 | 4703170 lakecity55
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Maybe he knows the Bath House is Evil, and wants the Monks' advice and some prayers.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:14 | 4702842 pitz
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Why do these articles keep saying that its "analagous to the E-4B"?  Isn't a more apt comparison to the E-6B Mercury/TACAMO

The orbits, as commented earlier, could be part of the deployment of a trailing wire antenna to send coded messages to ballistic missile submarines through a very low frequency communications system.  Similar to what the USA has installed in the E-4B and the E-6B Mercury/TACAMO. 

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:39 | 4702882 Blano
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Putin is just practicing his victory laps again.  Heads up.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:44 | 4702891 rsnoble
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Here we again with all the imaginary shit in the sky that's going to end up getting us all killed.

God didn't write the bible, man did.  And yes assholes........dinosaurs were real.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:00 | 4702920 slavador
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A couple of years back I taught a choir of children to sing a song for when the Ukrainian Catholic Patriarch had his historic visit. I extracted the music from the monks at  the Valaam monastery. The Patriarch clearly knew this song very well.

It is interesting what the Western Ukrainians including our Patriarch and Russians including Vladimir Putin hold mutually precious.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:31 | 4702963 Whoa Dammit
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I really enjoyed watching the RT video of Valaam Island. It's a beautiful place. I wish I could visit there. Thanks Tylers!

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:47 | 4702986 kurt
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Putin's Box Truck Spotted with Primer!!!!

REALLY! Ask yourself. What is this shit? Why is it here?

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:02 | 4703003 Whatchamacallit
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Well, at least Putin is taking a break, having some quiet time away from it all, getting his left brain to shut up a bit so he may get some inspiration. A new way to think about the problem, so to speak, maybe discover an answer he hadn't thought about before.

Our leader? I bet he's not looking for answers ... for he has them all already! I was just watching CNN news tonight, where they talked about how the new sanctions would rally everybody around the US. How far will they go into that quagmire of delusions before giving up? Or maybe they won't give up ...

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 03:52 | 4703168 lakecity55
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Vlad goes to a monastary to hang out with monks and think.

Our leader goes to a bath house and sucks dicks.

Who will win here?

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:11 | 4703014 Peter Pan
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The Brits are willing to pay £30,000 for an analyst but the Russians were smart enough to get Snowden for nothing.

I swear that today's news would seem crazy to someone thirty years ago.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 01:38 | 4703062 Spectre
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This is purely a "No News" event, WTF everyone has communication aircraft.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 02:23 | 4703110 robertocarlos
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Could a company buy one of those planes and start a discount airline? If I was PM of Canada I'd consider buying some SU-34s. It has to be better than the F-35.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 02:23 | 4703111 Finnman
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Valaam was a part of Finland until Soviet Union annexed it violently. Aggression began 1939 and Finland got just some moral support from UK, US and Sweden. Germany sold those areas to Soviets (Ribbentrop-Molotoc pact). After that also WW2 began and nobody noticed what Soviet did here

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 07:38 | 4707000 August
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And, as you know, Finland also received a British Declaration of War against them, as well.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 05:23 | 4703203 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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And O is sacrrificing at the alter of valerie ...

Wow. That's creepy.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 06:54 | 4703293 The Blank Stare
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I used to do this all the time.

I'd pick up my Knight and circle it around, then I'd pick up my bishop and move it all around, then I'd do the Hokey Pokey and turn all around. Then I'd move my pawns to the river Dnieper.,


Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:10 | 4703399 IridiumRebel
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Congratulations to Ed and Lee.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 06:56 | 4703296 Dr_D
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This seems to be Putin's private Jet:

Two Doomsday planes circling around it atm...

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 07:52 | 4703360 Took Red Pill
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Great! Another religous war! I don't think this will be happening any time soon;

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:17 | 4703390 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Roman Empire was split into East & West.

The Oligarchs in the East transitioned their wealth into the Orthodox Church.

The Oligarchs in the West transitioned their wealth into the Vatican.

The Roman Empire never collapsed. It only transitioned into new power structures.

The Dragon in the Far East waits patiently for a weakened opponent.

Kill the Zionists if you want peace.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:23 | 4703427 Ben Probanke
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update the view on Flightradar for the full voyage of today and you will see the secret message being sent by Putin

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:35 | 4703459 desirdavenir
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indeed... :)

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 13:10 | 4704432 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Yep and I would also recommend trying to look through historical records on that site for that Malaysian flight that is still missing.

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:18 | 4703816 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Just propaganda to counteract Pope day or is it? Jesuits love numerology what is the significance of calling it a celebration of 4 popes?

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