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Old 04-09-2014, 02:47 PM   #1011  
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I watched the CNN coverage. By week three, things were getting weird:

"This is CNN BREAKING NEWS"
"We interrupt our programming about the search for Flight 370 with this information just in to CNN tonight...."
"As of tonight, which is 12 hours ahead of us in the Eastern Time Zone in Australia.....Satellite photos show.....possibly SOMETHING in the water!!"
"Low flying aircraft, and ships at sea have seen..... Nothing".
"No wreckage has been found and NOBODY has any information".

"We now return to our two-hour special:
"MALAYSIA AIRLINES Flight 370: Is it using WARP DRIVE to fly to the Planet Vulcan? And If so, where did they get it?"

They had their same "experts" saying mostly the same things over-and-over for WEEKS on end! NONE of the "things" seen in satellite photos turned out to be ANYTHING, but that didn't stop them from TALKING about it. Seriously!

CNN needs to stop this insanity until someone actually picks a piece of 777 wreckage, or something from Malaysia Airlines out of the ocean.

The 24 hour news cycle has spawned whole new tribes of experts and analysts to bloviate ad nauseum about every kitten stuck in a tree in Outer Moosebutt, Minnesota. Heck, I'm even giving up on the Weather Channel. I used to watch it in the morning before heading out. Now they have some wanker called Sam Champion giving me updates on global warming and cat fashion.

Going back to the Drudge Report and my barometer. Keep your TV news.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:53 AM   #1012  
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Well the aircraft records review could have been almost completed by now, save verifying part and serial numbers when the wreckage is recovered. However, I think the odds of getting any unfavorable info that may be uncovered out of the airline or Malaysian government is very slim.
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Don't you guys think it was weird that the Nazis were producing musicals as late as 1944?

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Old 04-10-2014, 12:43 PM   #1014  
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"Breaking News" from CNN. A "New Development". The "pilot" (the FO is not a pilot, of course) acknowledged the last hand off. Who would have thought? Can you believe it?
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:05 PM   #1015  
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Now they have some wanker called Sam Champion giving me updates on global warming and cat fashion.
I don't know why, but I really dislike Sam Champion. He's actually a pretty nice guy as I've met him on a few occasions and he goes to the same gym as my friend, but I just don't like him a lot. Maybe it has something to do with him looking like a douchebag.
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Don't you guys think it was weird that the Nazis were producing musicals as late as 1944?


The ultimate end to all governments everywhere.


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I've been ignoring this thread and the news... Anything new worth mentioning ?
(If you're ignoring it, what are you doing posting in it?)
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I hope some of the patient experts will indulge new questions since it is looking as though they may have at least identified the right area to find the plane. First - who owns the "Black Box"? Or does it matter? Will whoever has the ability to recover it get to examine it? It seems like Australia is still in the lead - is that because it is in their waters? Does that mean they get first dibs? I hope that Australia or the U.S. gets to examine it first because I have the most confidence that they will release accurate details eventually. And what about the aircraft itself? Does it go where the box goes? Also, I know you all aren't required to be experts on deep water recovery, but I would still like to ask this: Isn't it going to take MONTHS to recover a plane from even the shallowest depth of where they are looking? Where is a good place to read about the Air France recovery for comparison? Am I right in surmising that only a handful of countries in the world have the ability to do such recoveries? And finally, a purely subjective question that is based on the few English news accounts I can find from China. Can anyone shed light on why the Chinese appear to be so reluctant to believe their citizens are dead and why they appear to not believe what anyone says? Yes, I know I'm showing my ignorance here, but I have never been there and don't know anyone from there. Obviously, your opinion is going to be a lot more valid than anyone I know to ask. I'm trying to understand if it is just a result of living in such a closed, controlled culture where you're fed a bull**** diet on a daily basis. It's interesting to read their reactions to all of this. Thanks in advance.

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It will be controlled by who ever is in charge of the accident investigation. Since it appears the plane crashed in international waters it would normally be the State of the operator. However in this case it seems the Malaysians have handed off the grunt work to the Australians. It will be interesting to see if and when stuff is found if the Malaysians try to take control or just contract the whole thing out to Australia. Normally they would not have had any standing in this flight. It wasn't going to or from there, it's not their airline or airplane and it wasn't made there.
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(If you're ignoring it, what are you doing posting in it?)
Perhaps you haven't been around, but I've contributed quite a bit to this thread, but I got tired of seeing the same things posted by new members and took a break. Hope that answer is satisfactory.


Mournlight- As far as deep water recovery, I'm no expert, but I assume they won't be pulling many pieces up unless the black box indicates something especially interesting that needs examination of the airframe itself. I could be very wrong of course, but that area is up to 20,000 feet deep at some points. I imagine it would take many many months to bring up as many pieces as they could if that is the avenue they choose.
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