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1) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657528)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
She is a US citizen, presently in the USA, presumably has the protections of the US Constitution. While I understand the Italian system allows multiple trials, the US system does not. It should be up to the Italians to show that their system is not double jeopardy as the US defines it.
2) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657526)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You cannot determin a person if he/she are suffering from depression when the person is alive so what do you expect to find when he/she are dead?

Tumor? Aneurism?
3) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657499)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Julian Assange may well be a complete jerk, but he knows full well he won't get a fair trial and justice if he is snatched by the Americans.

Nonsense. He is a coward and Sweden have no obligation to send him to US.

And the US doesn't want him.
4) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657496)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We already know the cause of this tragic event.

You know what someone who is not a crash investigator has concluded because he declared the working hypothesis as final.

Until the co-pilot's remains have been autopsied there is a chance the cause is medical. I do doubt that enough of him will be found to come to a conclusion, leaving open the medical possibility for ever. The only way we will know 100% is if they find a suicide note.

As to the rest they still have to verify the plane was operating as commanded by the fight deck.
5) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657432)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Roman Polanski, they still can't get him back to face charges.

I thought Mr. Polanski just had to be sentenced as he plead guilty.
6) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657339)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In the commercial aviation industry, you don't have a flight surgeon who talks to you on a frequent basis.
7) Message boards : Politics : Will the Dalai Lama (be allowed to?) reincarnate? (Message 1657335)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You all missed the humor in my post.


I thought it was funny.

+1
8) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657327)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just incomprehensible to me how any human being could do this without thought for the others he was taking with him. And with no apparent malice towards them. At least none known or displayed.

A very sad day. At least the voice recorder removed any doubt about what happened. The true reasons why shall never be known.

Actually glad to see you write this Mark, considering some of your posts on Fridays.
9) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657326)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What I do know is that he hadn't been charged or anything when he left so technically there was no reason for him not to.

Of course. Just like when the cop on the TV show says "don't leave town."
10) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657295)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sounds like your friend got some very bad legal advice. Did he sue the lawyer who gave him the advice to flee?
11) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1657065)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The spring fashion to intervene/anex/invade seems to be very popular now:)

Yes, and this may be a far more significant issue than how an airplane came to be on the side of a mountain. I'm not sure how many have figured out this may be the flash starting the big religious war between Muslim factions. Seems as is every faction has taken up arms against another. It also may explain why Saudi opened the taps on the wells a few months ago. We will see how the price of oil reacts on the markets as they absorb the information.
12) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657048)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
A tough lesson, but perhaps future doors to pilots' cabin should have a
combination lock on them. Then, authorized personnel could gain entrance
in an emergency.

On the news they said the US requires two people in the cockpit at all times. One of the flight attends is the second person when somebody needs a rest room break. The news said it wasn't clear what the rules are in other countries. Before 911 they had a key hid in the public area but anything that allows the door to be unlocked from the outside while in flight is a security risk.

Yes, and a gun to your head may get the combination or any other "secret" way to open the door. May have to go back to the old days when there was a flight engineer in addition to pilot and co-pilot on the flight deck. The USAF has had some thought on this in crewing ICBM sites.
13) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1656989)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Investigators eventually determined that the primary cause of that crash was a series of human errors, including deficient maintenance checks on the ground and a failure by the pilots to heed emergency warning signals.
Deficient maintenance checks on the ground are likely.
Pilots work situation with unreasonable working hours are more likely.

You speak of Helios Airways Flight 522 not Germanwings.
14) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1656984)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Saudi's intervene in Yemen

http://www.dw.de/saudi-arabia-launches-military-operation-in-yemen/a-18342272
Saudi Arabia launches military operation in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has launched a military operation in Yemen, according to Riyadh's ambassador to Washington. Five Gulf states have said they are committed to protect Yemen from a Shiite Houthi takoever.

audi Arabia embarked on a military mission against Houthi rebels who have taken over large swathes of neighboring Yemen, the kingdom's ambassador to the US said on Wednesday.

"The operation is to defend and support the legitimate government of Yemen and prevent the radical Houthi movement from taking over the country," Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Washington.

The envoy said the operation had started at 2 a.m. local time (2300 UTC). The military action was announced as reports surfaced that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Haddi had fled his Aden palace and left the country by boat, although his aides denied the claim.

The Reuters news agency, quoting residents and a local official, reported early on Thursday that warplanes had launched an attack on the airport of the Yemeni capital Sanaa early.
15) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1656971)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/world/europe/germanwings-airbus-crash.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

By NICOLA CLARK and DAN BILEFSKYMARCH 25, 2015

PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.

A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”

He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

While the audio seemed to give some insight into the circumstances leading up to the Germanwings crash, it also left many questions unanswered.
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1656909)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Thought someone held every other human being in contempt .....
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1656880)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I am sure that we in Canada see a distorted view...but when you see a Republican politician asking why women can't swallow a camera to get a gynaecological exam...then something really bizarre is going on in your country.

Yes, Religious freak thought processes are bizarre. But if you believe in mythical beings in the sky .....

What worries me most is the children of these freaks, who are indoctrinated to ignore science, how are they going to be able to support themselves? There isn't an unlimited number of Walmart greeter jobs out there.
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1656844)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You just have to watch to news to see how every day the American "Right" are trying to roll back that progress.

That is offensive. The American Right is not doing that. Religious freaks are. Call them what they are, don't play their game in their attempt to legitimize themselves!

These freaks are in neither the GOP or the Democrats. They are their own pile of manure. Look up dixiecrat to understand they will switch to what ever party they think can do their filthy work. They are neither left or right, they are religious freaks just like Islamic State.
</rant off>
19) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1656748)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes, long time for no one to comment on the boards.

Everything now is a guess. Fire, depress, flight deck taken over, engine fail, bad fuel, flight computer fail, and the list goes on. All else I'll note is that AFIK no passenger sent an impending doom message.

Until the FDR and CVR are read out, very little will be known. All that can be said now is it appears to be controlled flight into the ground. That doesn't happen without something else going wrong!
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1656742)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
perpetual growth...

Or you come to realize we have already grown far beyond sustainable numbers.


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