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The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone 81

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-forget-to-tip-your-delivery-drone dept.
Daniel_Stuckey writes: "A homemade Lithuanian drone was reportedly being used to smuggle cigarettes into Russia, meaning that organized crime has beaten Amazon to the punch in the quest to deliver desirable products to customers aerially. Russia has 'detained' the drone, a spokesman with the Kaliningrad border department of the Russian Federal Security service told one of Russia's largest news organizations earlier this week. It's not the first time drones have been used to smuggle products — back in November, people tried to smuggle drugs into a prison in Georgia; the same thing happened in Sao Paolo back in March and in Quebec last fall. Basically, people have learned that drones are good at carrying things."
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The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 16, 2014 @05:29PM (#47021479)

    It is curious that as soon as a general feeling is developed towards a culture, country, etc. we seem to attribute all its citizens the same perceived failing and vices we generally bestow on all our 'enemies'. Suddenly, everything Russians say is a lie, provocation, whatever. They are simultaneously devious enough to set this up to `tarnish Lithuania's reputation' and too stupid to build an undetectable drone. We cheer over their misfortunes just because one of their officials made a stupid remark over trampolines (not shared by most Russian engineers or even general public) which, in addition, was taken out of context. Everything they do is evil, stupid and inhuman. Ukrainian ethnic Russians killed in Odessa `deserved it' (sure, a Ukrainian official said this) while the same incident on the Maidan (just as tragic) is a `heroic act'.

    To justify this attitude, we simply mirror our own perceptions in our interpretaion of their actions and put nonexistent meaning into their statements or simply ignore those statements and facts altogether.

    Good job, Slashdot!

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