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Old 01-07-2013, 08:14   #1
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FPS Russia's Manager Executed

Evidently Keith Ratliff, manager of FPS Russia, was bound to a chair and shot in the back of his head. Very little additional information is coming out, as the investigating autorities are being very tight lipped.

It also apppears that Mr. Ratliff was not liked by all. Might have been a shady business person.

http://m.topix.com/forum/city/frankf...PVVF7EIFRV6/p2

http://www.921wlhr.com/body-found-in...-identified-2/

I searched and found nothing on this story here on GT.

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:59   #2
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In fake Soviet Russia, guns shoot you.

Sucks. One has to wonder if it was a grudge or some dumb anti or some dummy trying to steal some gunzz's.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:11   #3
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Damn. You don't hear that everyday. I have a feeling the story is complex.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16   #4
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John Noveske was killed a few days ago, supposedly in a car accident.

I think I need to head to Walmart and get some tinfoil.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:38   #5
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Interesting. I barely know what FPS Russia is/was, but Keith Ratliff was from the town I live in.

I can only find the story on Topix - none of the local TV or newspapers are reporting it, although they would normally report something like this.

EDIT: OK, I see - he was murdered in Georgia, but some locals were saying he was murdered in KY. Coincidentally, he is from Franklin Co., KY and was murdered in Franklin Co., GA, so there is confusion. Never mind.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:17   #6
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Evidently Keith Ratliff, manager of FPS Russia, was bound to a chair and shot in the back of his head. Very little additional information is coming out, as the investigating autorities are being very tight lipped.
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It also apppears that Mr. Ratliff was not liked by all. Might have been a shady business person.
Ya think??
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:26   #7
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I personally don't even consider Franklin county to be part of Georgia.Seems like most people there are from South Carolina.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:35   #8
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Did they piss off some actual Russians ?


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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40   #9
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Excuse my ignorance, but who is/was this guy?
google only tells me he made youtube videos, BFD.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:55   #10
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Excuse my ignorance, but who is/was this guy?
google only tells me he made youtube videos, BFD.
I would submitt that FPS Russia's site is the 10th ranked site on YouTube.

That's at least some money, how much I really have no idea.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:47   #11
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Gee whiz, I just found out about FPS Russia's videos earlier this morning, because of this video:


But then I looked at all the videos he's posted and was amazed at the weapons he's got, or has access to, that I know I'll never even see in person let alone shoot.

But in the comments of the videos, most people are saying it's not the 'talent' guy you see in the videos who was killed. Don't know enough to say.
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But in the comments of the videos, most people are saying it's not the 'talent' guy you see in the videos who was killed. Don't know enough to say.
The guy who was killed is a web marketing guy, who may be the brains behind it, but is not the guy in the videos. Apparently it pays well, judging from what he says about his sail boat and travel and such.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:26   #13
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What will be interesting is to see what FPS Russia says about this situation in his next video. That is if he himself isn't involved, and if he does another video.

I think I'll pop on over to his site and see if there is any mention of this situation in it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:36   #14
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Folks, you need to watch this video.

FPSRussia damn near gets killed/horribly maimed when be blows-up the truck. Watch the huge piece of truck come screaming back at him and barely miss him.

That large piece that whizzes just by him on his right damn near killed him.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:38   #15
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Gee whiz, I just found out about FPS Russia's videos earlier this morning, because of this video:

DRD Paratus-18 (Suit Case Gun) - YouTube

But then I looked at all the videos he's posted and was amazed at the weapons he's got, or has access to, that I know I'll never even see in person let alone shoot.

But in the comments of the videos, most people are saying it's not the 'talent' guy you see in the videos who was killed. Don't know enough to say.

Holy snap! Did you see that schrapnel come back at him!!!? He was 6" from being cut in half!!
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Holy snap! Did you see that schrapnel come back at him!!!? He was 6" from being cut in half!!
That's what i was thinking and then i remembered he's Russian.
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I would submitt that FPS Russia's site is the 10th ranked site on YouTube.

That's at least some money, how much I really have no idea.

http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/FPSRussia


Top youtube video people can make a ton of money. That combined with tshirt and other merchandising sales, he makes more than many of us do.....and he makes it by shooting cool weapons.


His safety gear and trigger control are lacking big time though.
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Holy snap! Did you see that schrapnel come back at him!!!? He was 6" from being cut in half!!
I'm not 100% sure that was real. He has some hookups with top cg guys. Check out the quadracopter vid.

I'm a fan either way.
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He's pretty good at the fake Russian accent too.


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Folks, you need to watch this video.

FPSRussia damn near gets killed/horribly maimed when be blows-up the truck. Watch the huge piece of truck come screaming back at him and barely miss him.

That large piece that whizzes just by him on his right damn near killed him.

Without earplugs even.







I'm positive they blew up the truck. And that he fired the rifle. Unconvinced that it happened at the same time.
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Without earplugs even.
...or eyes. Also, If that camera was held by a person, then that person got hit.

One more thing: I love FPS's shirt - the Chive rules!
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Folks, you need to watch this video.

FPSRussia damn near gets killed/horribly maimed when be blows-up the truck. Watch the huge piece of truck come screaming back at him and barely miss him.

That large piece that whizzes just by him on his right damn near killed him.
It is kind of like all of those YouTube vids of Tannerite stupidity... but on a larger scale.
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