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    WilliB

    Well, news are coming out. Apparently no visible problems with Andreas Lubitz, no connections to terrorism, no mental record, no family problems.... sudden insanity. Scary!

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    WilliB

    Mike O`Brian:

    " Why strange? What right does the public have to this information while the investigation is ongoing? So they can speculate about them? Maybe so they can harrass their families? "

    The pilots are dead, and nobody is going to harrass their families. If the names of other crash victims are released, why not the pilots? One obvious point that many people traipse around would be to confirm that the name of the copilot is not Mohammed, which would then open the door to speculation that this was another martyrdom thing.

    The fact that Germanwings holds back on this only fuels the rumourmill.

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    WilliB

    ITsme;

    " Pilots been named in the international news. "

    Really? Can you share it? I have checked the news in several languages and not seen it.

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    WilliB

    Lizz:

    " but under normal circumstances there should be a code/procedure to enable access to the cockpit by other crew members. "

    ,,,,which the crew members then can be forced to tell to hijackers with a box cutter held to their throat? The reason for the locked doors is precisely that after 9-11 nobody is supposed to get in.

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    WilliB

    Lazybones:

    " Strange, since we know the names of many of the passengers already. I'm sure many are thinking the same thing unfortunately..... "

    Yep. Lets see if we get the name of the copilot or not.

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    WilliB

    " That has nothing to do with unfettered access, it has to do with the incorrect belief that there were actually banned weapons for which to account. "

    You might want to ask the Kurds who were gassed with VX by "Chemical Ali" if WMD "did not exist".

    Good grief, is it impossible to discuss this without US party politcal platitudes`?

    Yes, the invasion was mishandled, and maybe the regime should have been left to genocide all the Kurds. You can debate that. But there was a long series of events to that led up to the invasion, and to the story that evil GWB one fine day decided to simply invade Iraq without a reason is cheap polemic of the worst kind.

    Posted in: For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war

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    WilliB

    Wow! Chilling situation. Now pilot suicide is a real possibility. Have the looked into the background of the guy?

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    WilliB

    Haven`t there been incidents before, where the super-smart board computer on the Airbus made the plane do crazy things and almost crashed it? I thought I remember several. The whole Airbus philosophy is based on the idea that their software is smarter than the human pilot, or so they hope.

    Posted in: Black box recovered from Airbus crash site in French Alps; 150 dead

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    WilliB

    If she forks out more German taxpayer money, the name-calling will stop, for a while. If not, fat chance...

    Posted in: Tsipras, Merkel urge end to name-calling

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    WilliB

    Kazuaki Shimazaki:

    " When the boy comes out, he's nearly 25-30 and only a high school graduate. In a society where job mobility is still much lower than in the West "

    The "boy"? The "BOY"?? This 19-year old rapist, murderer and robber is a "boy"? If the Japanese law takes that view, something is seriously wrong.

    Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl

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    WilliB

    Australia prefers to have the Jihad inside Australia. Go figure...

    Posted in: Australia stops third teenager headed for Middle East jihad

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    WilliB

    ....and Obama is supporting these "freedom fighters" which will join ISIS at the drop of a pin.

    Our governments are collectively insane.

    Posted in: Syrian rebels launch offensive on government-held city

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    WilliB

    Only 5 to 9 years for that??? And in the same news we read that the parents of a kid who did nothing worse than kicking a soccer ball at a soccer goal and missed have to pay 15 million yen in damages to the family of some guy who fell off is scooter??

    What the hell is wrong with the courts in this country? These sentences are bizarre.

    Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl

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    WilliB

    At least they will find the black boxes this time, so they can reconstruct what happened unlike with the Malaysia crash.

    Posted in: Black box recovered from Airbus crash site in French Alps; 150 dead

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    WilliB

    Let the smearfest begin. The American democrat-biased mainstream media will scour every microscopic part of this guys history to find anything they can use to discredit him.... going into overdrive to do the due dilligence which they refuse to do for democrat candidates in general and the current potus in particular.

    Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid

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    WilliB

    Haven´t the Americans been "training" all sorts of participants in wars all across the Middle East for years? The is idea that "training" people without addressing the ideological reality is ridiculous.

    Posted in: U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

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    WilliB

    San Diegan:

    " Hmm.... raised atheist. Wow! Did he ever fill that spiritual void with a twisted ideology. "

    What exactly is a "spiritual void"? Can you define the concept?

    Posted in: 'I am responsible,' says grieving father of Australian IS suicide bomber

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    WilliB

    That ruling is so stupid on so many levels. What on earth was the court thinking? Or drinking?

    Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death

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    WilliB

    Alex80:

    " Agree, but Germany is really okay with a too weak currency, given its export-oriented economy. My point is still valid. "

    Trashing the currency to push exports is a fool`s game. Sure, the exporters like to be able to sell cheap, but the cheap currency at the same time punishes the population by devalutiing their income. Karl Schiller, who presided over a large part of the German econonomic miracle, called the strong currency a reward for the working class.

    By the same token, the Greek was rewarded with an artificially strengthend currency (which they promptly used to go on a borrowing and spending spree), while the Greek economy was trashed.

    In either case, the common currency for such diverse economies is wrong, wrong, and wrong.

    Everything we see now was predicted by the Eurocritics from the start. They are now proven correct.

    Posted in: Greece fights German bailout demands with Nazi-era claims

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    WilliB

    Peeping Tom:

    " "A more diverse Japan is a better Japan." And exactly why??? Are all the other diverse nations better than Japan? "

    Actually they are not, but we are all supposed to buy into this PC talking point that diversity of looks is a good thing.... what a horribly boring world it would be if the whole planet was actually the same hodgepodge of ethnicities that big Western cities have turned into. In such a world, what would be the point of travelling anywhere, I wonder.

    But that is the nature of such slogans... people parrot them without thinking.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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