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Clueless Co-Pilot?

Written by:remyrw
Published on November 30th, 2010 @ 06:51:19 pm , using 173 words, 54 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/30/report-co-pilot-moved-seat-sent-jetliner-plumetting/?hpt=C2

Wait, lemme get this straight. The co-pilot didn't know how to pull the aircraft out of a dive? Since the auto-pilot disengaged when he bumped the controls he doesn't even have to know how to turn that off. All he needs to know is reduce throttle and gently ease back on the control stick/wheel until level, advance throttle as needed to maintain desired airspeed as you climb back to whatever altitude you were assigned. This is stuff you are supposed to know before you even take your first real training flight in a Cessna 172.

Clearly this co-pilot is NOT a pilot and there needs to be a serious investigation as to why he was in that seat. Ignoring the most common reason for a co-pilot, which is to give the pilot time to get a snack, use the bathroom, crew rest... the REAL reason you have one on most commercial aircraft is redundancy. If the pilot has a stroke, heart attack.... you have someone else who is fully qualified to handle the aircraft.

Haiti more messed up than ever

Written by:remyrw
Published on November 17th, 2010 @ 10:23:02 am , using 158 words, 69 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/16/haiti.cholera/index.html?hpt=C1

I've got a good solution to this problem. All the aid groups, UN troops and other non Haitian people leave. If it isn't already paid for by the Haitians or distributed then pack it up and take it with you. Food, medical, building supplies...

For the most part they have sat around doing absolutely nothing to help themselves and bitch and moan about everything. Gangs and violence are rampant even against the aid workers, and have been from day one. If that's how they want it then why are we risking lives and throwing money away? Aid from the US can be put to good use here, that's for sure. I'm sure most of those UN managed troops would like to go home.

I guess it's pretty simple for me. If you want the support of the civilized world then you have to at least act like you're civilized, not a bunch of two legged jackals and vultures.

Rangel Guilty

Written by:remyrw
Published on November 16th, 2010 @ 12:05:28 pm , using 87 words, 20 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/16/breaking-ethics-committee-finds-rangel-guilty/

He's been found guilty of the ethics violations, but can we move on and put him on trial for criminal charges too? Something in there has to be valid as a criminal charge not just an internal ethics charge that doesn't carry any penalty but censure and the loss of a committee seat or two. If you did these things in the public sector you'd be fired as a starting point then charges filed or at least sued for the funds you misused for your own benefit.

Bloody Hell.

Written by:remyrw
Published on November 15th, 2010 @ 04:42:46 pm , using 11 words, 17 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=xprnw.20101113.CL01025

This is possibly one of the scariest things I've read, ever.

Rangel strikes again

Written by:remyrw
Published on November 14th, 2010 @ 11:02:19 am , using 80 words, 18 views
Posted in Commentary

Link: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/rangel_raided_pacs_for_ZlQ9s68r9cadmFBXvTeq1K

I'm seriously trying to not laugh. This guy is like a train wreck in slow motion.
I would also like to point out that not once in that article do they mention his political affiliation. If it's a republican, independent or one of the other parties it gets repeated over and over, but when a democrat is a slime ball the party isn't mentioned at all, not even as a (D) after the name. Pretty lame if you ask me.

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