This Twitter feed tracks flights of Russian oligarch’s jets as they take off and land all over the globe

Originally published at: This Twitter feed tracks flights of Russian oligarch's jets as they take off and land all over the globe | Boing Boing

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This is the same guy who Elon Musk tried and failed to buy off when he was tracking his private jet on Twitter. I like his style and choice of target.

I hope this prompts the EU to carve out some special cases for these tail numbers in their next round of sanctions.

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I want to know why we call them oligarchs when they’re really kleptocrats. Or is kleptocrat too inclusive?

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Make yourself an easier high profile target, don’t feel the least sorry for them. BTW: escape plan needs adjusting oligarchs…

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They’re all thieves, but “kleptocrat” is usually more appropriate for corrupt government officials.

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OK, I think I have it now.Tthese thieves are unelected, but still have undue influence over governmental policies. They’re the corruptors, not the corruptees.

The combination of the two is the kleptocracy.

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if you’ve seen any number of movies at all, you’d know that these super rich bastards always make their escape to resurface somewhere else, good as new, riches intact.

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These are the oligarchs that finance Putin’s War against the sovereign nation of Ukraine, so plenty to see, and lots of information to share.

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Sad Jim Gaffigan GIF

Sure Jan GIF

Also… you know we can google, right?

And of Russia and Portugal… :woman_shrugging:

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Hey, you leaving so soon, you didn’t even say goodbye…

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Maybe they did. I wasn’t listening.

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Barely said привет…

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Schitts Creek Comedy GIF by CBC

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You still didn’t say “goodbye”? Come’on now…

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No Idea Reaction GIF by Muppet Wiki

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see also “Putin’s Wallet” (a financial network of people / entities in on his grift):

(you get one free article, I think) (sorry Onebox is not working with this link)

and

Kleptocrat = (a) kleptocracy + bureaucrat

https://www.wordnik.com/words/kleptocracy

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun: A government characterized by rampant greed and corruption.

(so the kleptocrat is a kleptocracy government official, whether elected or appointed or something else)

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And i want to know why we don’t call our own billionaires oligarchs (let alone kleptocrats).

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Is this the FT article?

EU freezes assets of Russia’s leading oligarchs and allies of Putin

https://archive.md/2022.02.28-190325/https://www.ft.com/content/85d76bd6-f585-4ac9-abae-b9abbf21e4bf

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