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Was it technically possible for BUK system to crash an airplane in Ukraine?

I have read in another forum, that its impossible that BUK system destroyed that airplane in Ukraine. The reason he says is - the airplane looks like shot by 30×165mm bullets - its not like blown by …

1 answers | 10 hours ago by SPeed_FANat1c on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's …

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Why does Kaliningrad belong to Russia?

Kaliningrad: former name is Königsberg. I always wondered about why and how Russia kept Kaliningrad (located between Poland and Lithuania on the seaside). I see the strategic point of the city, it can …

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Private visa agency in Thailand

A family member has contacted us from Thailand saying his visa to visit Thailand expired in April. He wishes to return to UK. He is an Irish citizen. He needs £2000.00 to help him pay fine, bills, …

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Bringing and housing cats to Thailand?

I plan to teach in Thailand for 6-18 months and I have two adult cats I would like to bring with from the U.S. Is this a common and accepted practice? Will there be any issues with customs or housing? …

1 answers | Aug 13 at 17:36 by Sam on Expatriates expatriates.stackexchange.com
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Does Hunter Biden work for a Ukrainian oil company?

Around May 2014, Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil company announced that it had added Hunter Biden (US Vice-President Joe Biden's son) to its board of directors. This caused a small controversy in …

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Why can't the Ukraine just surrender Donetsk and Luhansk?

Is the reason purely prestige and credibility of the government, or are there other significant economic or social issues which prevent the new Ukrainian government from thawing the crises it is still …

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Was Aeroflot SU2074 intended target in MH17 shooting?

In recently published video and press release SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) claims that intended target for the SA-11 operated by Russian separatists was Russian Aeroflot flight SU2074 (aka ...

1 answers | Aug 8 at 20:40 by vartec on Skeptics skeptics.stackexchange.com
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What is the United States' interest in Ukraine?

I read several articles on why Russia is interested in Ukraine. But not much found on why USA is going after it. Appreciate if someone can explain this to me.

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Did irradiated Chernobyl firefighters re-volunteer to avoid others being affected?

I don t have any link to the claim right now, but it is heavily repeated where I live. I'll edit to add a link later A commonly repeated story says that the firefighters that were tasked to stop the …

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Was MH17's flight path rerouted?

I was reading this article which is an open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron from former Russian President, Sergey Stepashin, and Russian Politician President, Sergey Glazyev regarding the …

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Is this Strelkov?

The ibtimes site claims that the guy in this image is Igor Girkin, also know as 'Strelkov": Igor 'Strelkov ' Girkin (C) pictured in Visegrad in 1992 along with a Russian mercenary and a ...

1 answers | Jul 28 at 21:58 by Kittie on Skeptics skeptics.stackexchange.com
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Was the MH17 video taken in Ukraine-held territory?

According to MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis, On the CBS program “Face the Nation,” Mr. Kerry referred to a video that the Ukrainians have made public showing an SA-11 unit heading back to …

1 answers | Jul 25 at 4:58 by ike on Skeptics skeptics.stackexchange.com
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Are there constituencies for the partition of the Ukraine?

The people of the Ukraine seem to be of two minds. Some (mostly in the West) want a west-leaning Ukraine free from Russia. Others (mostly in the East), want a Ukraine that's part of, or at least tied …

2 answers | Jul 23 at 20:42 by Tom Au on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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How accountable will Russia be if it emerges they have supplied the Surface-to-Air Weaponry that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?

After today's events, there is a lot of speculation that Flight MH17 was brought down by surface to air weapons. Witnesses appear to have heard the loud explosions before the flight crashed, and ...

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How could the Ukrainian rebels get SAMs?

I know this counts as geopolitics(or maybe skeptics), but The US and Svobda have claimed that Malaysia flight MH17 was shot down by rebels. After reading This question in Travel Stack Exchange, I now …

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Was the video about MH17 done the day before it crashed?

Was the video implicating rebels in the shooting down of MH17 created the day before the crash? Example claim donwload SBU video of recording of rebels talking of downing #MH17 and check the …

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Is popularity with the Russian public important for Putin?

I've read reports (pre-dating the shooting down of MH17) that the war in Ukraine has increased Putin's popularity with the general Russian public. Link1, Link2. However, does Putin need to be popular …

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How responsible is Ukraine for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone?

Regardless of who shot down the plane and taking into account that (non-civil) planes had been shot down before, is Ukraine in part responsible for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone? It …

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Multiple entry ED Visa in Thailand

I am wishing to apply for an ED visa, for legitimate interest in studying the language. However, I have the need to exit Thailand briefly, maybe two or three times within the study year. The school is …

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Are United States scientists building a Stanford Torus space station in the Ukraine?

In late 2011 the prime minister of Ukraine said the following: But it is impossible to predict what will happen in 20 years. I will tell you a story: I just got back from a plant in ...

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Extension of stay in Thailand

What's the requirements to keep getting the extension of stay (90) days, or is it just a case of turn up pay the money? And how much extension are you allowed on ed visa?

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What level of autonomy do regions within the Russian Federation have?

So, in the United States, of course, there is the [10th Amendment] to the constitution, stating that powers not enumerated as adhering to the federal government are reserved either to the states or to …

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UN veto power deprivation

Is there any possibility that UN could deprive the Russian Federation of the veto power? Because of what happened at one of the last UN sessions, I think that Russia was misusing its veto right (and …

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Couldn't those threatened with asset freezes simply move their money?

There's all this rhetoric about freezing the assets of certain Russians. What I'm asking is, aren't governments issuing these threats simply giving people warning in time to move their money out of …

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How can I create an effect of pictures like an album

I am using Vegas Pro 10 and I can't find a (good) way to make pictures flying through the screen. Well, it's a little bit difficult to describe but what I am thinking of is a screen, where you can …

2 answers | Jun 25 at 16:54 by Ripei on Video Production video.stackexchange.com
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Why is rendered playback slower than my project?

I have a project that's 1280X720 @25 I do have clips in the project that are various resolutions, but this hasnt seem to be a problem. I render as the "Match the Project Settings" and everytime the …

1 answers | Jun 21 at 14:04 by Seth on Video Production video.stackexchange.com
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Is ban on Social Interaction with opposite sex a Human Rights Violation?

Some universities ban Social interaction with opposite sex inside college premises. If it is a human rights violation then do these universities are liable to that ? Edit: These rules are common …

1 answers | Jun 18 at 18:44 by user3124 on Politics politics.stackexchange.com
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Sony Vegas: Make timeline “line” follow event trimming?

It would be a huge time saver to make the time "line" actively chase the end point dragging of events, so you can tell precisely where the event is compared to other tracks above and below. Is this …

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EU Friendly bank to use in Thailand

I am an EU citizen and I'd like to spend some month in Thailand (which may extend to years). I'd like to open an international bank account before leaving so that I have access to local branch in ...

1 answers | Jun 9 at 8:19 by tralov on Expatriates expatriates.stackexchange.com
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