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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people aboard disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanations, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca. 

    What do you think happened here. Is it at the bottom of the ocean? Or did it land in Pakistan or some other country?

    This never would have happened if Romney was in office!

     

     
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    The whole thing is bizarre, but if we're making predictions then I think its at the bottom of the ocean....thanks to a suicidal pilot.

     

     
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people aboard disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanations, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca. 

    What do you think happened here. Is it at the bottom of the ocean? Or did it land in Pakistan or some other country?

    This never would have happened if Romney was in office!

     

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    Yes, I agree and Mitt would have had the plane detailed by now and up and running. Then he would have enrolled the passengers in RomneyCare.

     
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    I can't wait til the finally find it .... and to see who was on the money with all these conspiracies going around. Some of them are so far fetched ....but it is so strange there
    hasn't been a sign of it anywhere.

     

     
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    A path with unpredictable incompehensible twists and turns and delays, resulting in a mystery as to its purpose , where it came from and where it is going.  An inevitable crash and burn, resulting in many human casualties....any day now we will know how its final chapter unfolded.

    ObamaCare, that is. 

     

     
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    I find this disappearance fascinating and I've been reading a lot about it.

    So based on today's latest revelation that the pilot had deleted a number of simulation files off of his computer last month I have to think this was a planned act by him.  The discussion on the deleted simulation files was that they are small files and there is no need ot delete them.  So if no need then why, well one could assume that these were test runs of flight plans to elude radar. The plan was apprerntly programed into the autopilot which changed course in the radar blind spot between Malyasia and Vietnam when it also climbed to 45,000 ft.  This is purported 5000 above its certified flight elevation, risky but surely surviveable.  Possibly a good elevation to depressurize the cabin and do in the passengers.

     

    But the real question is motive.  Suicide seems stupid why kill a bunch of innocent people. Was the intent to do this for a future terrorist need to repurpose the plane into a flying bomb?  Was the pilot successful or did he make a mistake and black out with everyone else and fly on autopilot until the plane ran out of fuel and crashed.

     

    Now given that no one can find it, do you think that all planes will now be fitted with simple gps units like Onstar mounted in an area that can't be disabled while in flight?  Seems like a really cheap solution so this doesn't happen again.

     
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    I find this disappearance fascinating and I've been reading a lot about it.

    So based on today's latest revelation that the pilot had deleted a number of simulation files off of his computer last month I have to think this was a planned act by him.  The discussion on the deleted simulation files was that they are small files and there is no need ot delete them.  So if no need then why, well one could assume that these were test runs of flight plans to elude radar. The plan was apprerntly programed into the autopilot which changed course in the radar blind spot between Malyasia and Vietnam when it also climbed to 45,000 ft.  This is purported 5000 above its certified flight elevation, risky but surely surviveable.  Possibly a good elevation to depressurize the cabin and do in the passengers.

     

    But the real question is motive.  Suicide seems stupid why kill a bunch of innocent people. Was the intent to do this for a future terrorist need to repurpose the plane into a flying bomb?  Was the pilot successful or did he make a mistake and black out with everyone else and fly on autopilot until the plane ran out of fuel and crashed.

     

    Now given that no one can find it, do you think that all planes will now be fitted with simple gps units like Onstar mounted in an area that can't be disabled while in flight?  Seems like a really cheap solution so this doesn't happen again.

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    The theories are getting out of hand.  I heard that pilots routinely delete files but the station of which I was listening did not mention the size of the file.

     
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    Here is an update on the search for Flight 370.

     

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day in one of the world’s biggest aviation mysteries.

    Australian officials pledged to continue the search for two large objects spotted by a satellite earlier this week, which had raised hopes that the two-week hunt for the Boeing 777 that disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board was nearing a breakthrough.

    But Australia’s acting prime minister, Warren Truss, tamped down expectations.

    ‘‘Something that was floating on the sea that long ago may no longer be floating — it may have slipped to the bottom,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s also certain that any debris or other material would have moved a significant distance over that time, potentially hundreds of kilometers.’’

    In Kuala Lumpur, where the plane took off for Beijing, Malaysia’s defense minister thanked the more than two dozen countries involved in the search that stretches from Kazakhstan in Central Asia to the southern Indian Ocean, and said the focus remains on finding the airplane.

    ‘‘This going to be a long haul,’’ Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference.

    The search area indicated by the satellite images — some 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth — is a four-hour round-trip flight, leaving planes with only enough fuel to search for about two hours.

    On Friday, five planes, including three P-3 Orions, made the trip. While search conditions had improved from Thursday, with much better visibility, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said there were no sightings of plane debris.

    Searchers relied mostly on trained spotters aboard the planes rather than radar because radar found nothing in the first day of the search Thursday, Australian officials said.

    The search will focus more on visual sightings because civilian aircraft are being brought in. The military planes will continue to use both radar and spotters.

    ‘‘Noting that we got no radar detections yesterday, we have replanned the search to be visual. So aircraft flying relatively low, very highly skilled and trained observers looking out of the aircraft windows and looking to see objects,’’ said John Young, manager of the maritime safety authority’s emergency response division.

    Two Chinese aircraft are expected to arrive in Perth on Saturday to join the search, and two Japanese aircraft will arrive Sunday, Truss said. A small flotilla of ships coming to Australia from China was still several days away.

    ‘‘We are doing all that we can, devoting all the resources we can and we will not give up until all of the options have been exhausted,’’ said Truss, who is acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua New Guinea.

    There is a limited battery life for the beacons in the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders — about 30 days, said Chuck Schofield, vice president of business development for Radiant Power Corp. He said it’s ‘‘very likely’’ that his company made the beacons on the missing jet.

    The devices work to a depth of 20,000 feet, with a signal range of about two nautical miles, depending on variables like sea conditions. The signals are located using a device operated on the surface of the water or towed to a depth.

    Experts say it is impossible to tell if the grainy satellite images of the two objects — one 24 meters (almost 80 feet) long and the other measuring 5 meters (15 feet) — were debris from the plane. But officials have called this the best lead so far in the search that began March 8 after the plane vanished over the Gulf of Thailand on an overnight flight to Beijing.

    For relatives of the people aboard the plane — 154 of the 227 passengers are Chinese — hope was slipping away, said Nan Jinyan, sister-in-law of passenger Yan Ling.

    ‘‘I'm psychologically prepared for the worst and I know the chances of them coming back alive are extremely small,’’ said Nan, one of dozens of relatives gathered at a Beijing hotel awaiting any word about their loved ones.

    Abbott spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom he described as ‘‘devastated.’’

    ‘‘It’s about the most inaccessible spot that you could imagine on the face of the Earth, but if there is anything down there we will find it,’’ Abbott said.

    ‘‘We owe it to the families and the friends and the loved ones of the almost 240 people on Flight MH370 to do everything we can to try to resolve what is as yet an extraordinary riddle.’’ He added.

    The Norwegian cargo vessel Hoegh St. Petersburg is also in the area helping with the search.

    Haakon Svane, a spokesman for the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, said the ship had searched a strip of ocean stretching about 100 nautical miles (115 miles; 185 kilometers) using binoculars and unaided eyes.

    ‘‘The visual observations are the most important. The fact that they are there and have the capacity to move in a specific pattern is the most important contribution,’’ he said.

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said another commercial ship also was in the area and an Australian navy vessel was en route. AMSA officials also were checking to see if there was any new satellite imagery that could provide searchers with more information.

    Aircraft pieces have been found floating for days after a sea crash. Peter Marosszeky, an aviation expert at the University of New South Wales, said the wing could remain buoyant for weeks if the fuel tanks inside were empty and had not filled with water.

    Other experts said that if the aircraft breaks into pieces, normally only items such as seats and luggage would remain floating.

    ‘‘We seldom see big metal (pieces) floating. You need a lot of (buoyant) material underneath the metal to keep it up,’’ said Lau Kin-tak, an expert in aircraft maintenance and accidents at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

    The anguished relatives of passengers met Friday with Malaysian officials at the Beijing hotel. Attendees said they had a two-hour briefing about the search but that nothing new was said.

    Wang Zhen, son of missing artist Wang Linshi, said there were questions about why Malaysian authorities had provided so much seemingly contradictory information.

    Wang said he still has hopes his father can be found alive and is praying that the satellite sightings turn out to be false. He said he and other relatives are suspicious about what they are being told by the Malaysian side but are at a loss as to what to do next.

    ‘‘We feel they’re hiding something from us,’’ said Wang, who is filling his days attending briefings and watching the news for updates.

    Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation for what happened to the jet but have said the evidence so far suggests it was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. They are unsure what happened next.

    Police are considering the possibilities of hijacking, sabotage, terrorism or issues related to the mental health of the pilots or anyone else on board.

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    Gelineau reported from Sydney, Australia. Associated Press writers Todd Pitman and Scott McDonald in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Nick Perry in Wellington, New Zealand; Kelvin Chan in Hong Kong; Christopher Bodeen and Isolda Morillo in Beijing; and Mark Lewis in Stavanger, Norway, contributed to this report.

    © Copyright  2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

     

     

     

    http://boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/03/21/air-search-expands-remote-south-indian-ocean/tv9vpxFUAAGtszD44QY8gL/singlepage.html

     
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    Finally , a reason to watch CNN.  Switching from Obama rumpswabbing to 24/7 coverage of the missing plane , has given them decent ratings..

    And Piers Morgan hasn't blamed the NRA....yet.

     
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    Finally , a reason to watch CNN.  Switching from Obama rumpswabbing to 24/7 coverage of the missing plane , has given them decent ratings..

    And Piers Morgan hasn't blamed the NRA....yet.

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    Never let a good crisis go to waste, another "thank-you" from Team-Obama, another story with legs to keep the eyes of of Obama-care.

    The dude is getting just like John Gotti!  Nothin sticks!

     

     
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    Finally , a reason to watch CNN.  Switching from Obama rumpswabbing to 24/7 coverage of the missing plane , has given them decent ratings..

    And Piers Morgan hasn't blamed the NRA....yet.

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    Never let a good crisis go to waste, another "thank-you" from Team-Obama, another story with legs to keep the eyes of of Obama-care.

    The dude is getting just like John Gotti!  Nothin sticks!

     

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    Good point.  Obama could be behind this to keep healthcare out of the news.  Have they searched his native Kenya yet? 

     
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    Finally , a reason to watch CNN.  Switching from Obama rumpswabbing to 24/7 coverage of the missing plane , has given them decent ratings..

    And Piers Morgan hasn't blamed the NRA....yet.

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    Never let a good crisis go to waste, another "thank-you" from Team-Obama, another story with legs to keep the eyes of of Obama-care.

    The dude is getting just like John Gotti!  Nothin sticks!

     

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    Good point.  Obama could be behind this to keep healthcare out of the news.  Have they searched his native Kenya yet? 

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    I thought he was from Hawaii???

     
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    In response to UserName9's comment:
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    In response to doozy-day's comment:
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    Finally , a reason to watch CNN.  Switching from Obama rumpswabbing to 24/7 coverage of the missing plane , has given them decent ratings..

    And Piers Morgan hasn't blamed the NRA....yet.

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    Never let a good crisis go to waste, another "thank-you" from Team-Obama, another story with legs to keep the eyes of of Obama-care.

    The dude is getting just like John Gotti!  Nothin sticks!

     

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    Good point.  Obama could be behind this to keep healthcare out of the news.  Have they searched his native Kenya yet? 

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    Heh. Now there is an idea. Kenya.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@0.1768697,37.9083264,6z?hl=en

    The above is the URL for a GOOGLE map of Kenya right now.

     
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    In response to doozy-day's comment:
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    Finally , a reason to watch CNN.  Switching from Obama rumpswabbing to 24/7 coverage of the missing plane , has given them decent ratings..

    And Piers Morgan hasn't blamed the NRA....yet.




    Never let a good crisis go to waste, another "thank-you" from Team-Obama, another story with legs to keep the eyes of of Obama-care.

    The dude is getting just like John Gotti!  Nothin sticks!

     

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    Good point.  Obama could be behind this to keep healthcare out of the news.  Have they searched his native Kenya yet? 

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    I thought he was from Hawaii???

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    Oh, okay. Can search both places.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hawaii/@20.46,-157.505,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x7bffdb064f79e005:0x4b7782d274cc8628?hl=en

     

    The above is the URL for Hawaii right now.

     
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    And if McCain had been flying it, it would have been shot down over Hanoi.

     
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    It took exactly this long for Faux News to compare the missing flight 370 to Benghai.

    Your move board wingnuts.

     

    ‘Just saying’: Fox News host compares missing Flight 370 to Benghazi

     

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/21/just-saying-fox-news-host-compares-missing-flight-370-to-benghazi/

     

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    Below is the story from the link 12angrymen provided above.

    Unbelieveable how FOX manages to connect Benghazi to Flight 370.

     

     

    A Fox News host compared the search for a missing airliner to the conservative network’s never-ending examination of the Benghazi massacre.

    After showing reactions by family members of passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday evening’s “The Five,” host Kimberly Guilfoyle imagined what they must be going through.

    “Imagine if you’re one of those family members and you know that another country has the means, has the ability, has the economic wherewithal to actually get this investigation going in the right direction,” she said, “where you can get some answers for these poor people, how frustrating. It’s like having a cure for a disease and you just can’t reach out and take it.”

     

    Co-host Andrea Tantaros agreed.

    “Watching the footage, and watching the footage of that Malaysian woman that was being played over and over last night, it’s just so sad,” Tantaros said. “But think how long it took for them to get this kind of media attention. Living in Malaysia, the government seemingly ignored these people, they didn’t want their stories to get out, they weren’t talking to them.”

    She warned co-host Bob Beckel, the show’s Democratic foil, to plug his ears with his fingers.

    “They were saying, ‘No one has come to my house, no one has told me what has happened,” Tantaros said. “Bob, get ready, put these in your ears. Feels like the families of Benghazi, just saying. And we’re better than that.”

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    Eh...CNN was saying it may have been sucked into a black hole.

    It was a comparison... I see no big deal. You take each story from where it comes from. I don't watch CNN, FOX or MSNBC anymore... they all stink.

     
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