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Sunday, 17th December 2017

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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

... kindness is killing the families

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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As suggested here one year ago an extended search for MH370 will be an exercise in futility. It’s a commendable attempt to give bereaved families closure but the search is providing anything but closure, it is providing a forlorn hope... something, anything, no matter how unrealistic, to cling to.

The aircraft will never be found, it is gone, and until Angus Houston is honest enough to admit that, then families will continue to suffer endless false expectations and cockamamie conspiracy theories.

Watching that poor woman in tears, a year after the disappearance, hoping beyond all hope she might still be able to put her husband to rest, was tragic.

The aircraft turned south-west, most likely on auto pilot, and eventually plunged at high speed into an uncharted southern Indian Ocean. The degradation in “handshakes” from a remote sensor tells us that much.

Okay, so here are the facts, the Indian Ocean is over 10 times the area of Australia. In places it is deeper than Mount Everest is high. There are hundreds of sea mounts falling off into narrow valleys, gorges, ledges and chasms akin to a thousand Grand Canyons.

When the aircraft hit the water it would have disintegrated leaving disparate and shattered wreckage spread over a wide area... wreckage that would not even resemble an aircraft. Deep-water currents would have carried bits and pieces of the wreckage further afield.

To suggest that some tiny sonic marine vessel could detect where most of the aircraft rests is fanciful. Houston should put a stop to it now, accept that it’s a lost cause and give families a starting point to begin closure.

And those idiots who believe it’s hidden in a hangar in Pakistan somewhere should also stop the nonsense. It’s not fair.

Australia is shouldering most of the cost involved ($100 million has been set aside, with more to come if needed) and that’s indicative of Malaysia’s and China’s hopes of finding anything.

When I was doing search and rescue in the Pacific, I recall I was pretty pissed at a Port Vila pub one night when an inter-island Twin Otter carrying nine people mistook the harbor for a runway that had no localiser.

I was there within 15 minutes to find seven people floundering in the rough water. I lowered the skids to the surface and all of them grabbed the starboard skid of the Jetranger.

I jerked the chopper straight back up, loosening their wet grips, or we were all going straight in the drink. I yelled as loud as I could for some of them to grab the other skid. But they didn’t understand.

I had the cyclic hard on the opposite metal and they were pulling the chopper into the sea. They were exhausted and appeared too weak to climb up into the chopper anyway.

So I chucked them an inflatable life raft, went back to the pub and rang Emergency Services. There was no answer except for an answer machine: “In case of an emergency call …”. That number didn’t answer either and this time there was no answer machine.

I tried to wake the Minister for Island Affairs but he was out like a light on the pool table with a Fosters in each hand and fresh vomit covering yesterday’s vomit on his suit. By the time private boats arrived, there was not a sign of anyone.

The next morning five people were found, still alive. They had been dragged by the current to the opposite shore line. There was no life-raft… it would have been in Japan by then.

Four of the poor bastards drowned somewhere, two I assumed were still in the aircraft.

Later the same day I looked for the downed Otter. My fishing boat had a good depth sounder. The local Navy boat had none, and a bloke in a flash Admiral’s uniform didn’t appear to know what a depth-sounder was.

So the entire Navy of one followed me around until we spotted it at 2,000 ft. I took a GPS fix and arranged for a marine crane from Noumea while the “Admiral” explained to the Press how his Navy had discovered the plane.

Four days later the crane arrived but the downed aircraft was no longer there. The 8 knot current had picked it up and “flown” it to God knows where. Neither it, nor four of its nine passengers, were seen again.

That’s the difficulty of finding an aircraft in relatively shallow water just four days after it has been located. What chance a year later, covered in marine growth in the bloody Southern Ocean?

Chasing multiple phantom “pings” in different areas simply meant that not one of them was real.



Comments

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Houston IS the problem.

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Look, mate, how would I know if you are who you say you are. Passwords are pretty heavily encrypted. Maybe yours was or is a weak one. Change it while logged in then log back in again after an hour. Nothing less than 8 characters and numbers using both lower and upper case.

That's just plain nasty Reject.

I know, or. Happens all the time. Sometimes I have to delete my own stuff if it makes no sense because of another's deletion. Hazard of the process. :-)

Just fermented 500kg of Shiraz but some have more whine. :)

thanks nobody....it was all a bit random 'til you stabilised it with the one pice of wisdom against which all things can be referenced.....like a single snowflake in a snowstorm

Bruce, what happened to the original avatar?

Ok, or. Cheers.

And grand kids .

The stupid dickhead UN lawyer Mendez says Australia is torturing illegals by saving them from drowning and providing free digital tvs, mobile phones, gourmet meals, medical and dental treatment and accommodation. If idiot Mendez would or could read the definition of torture (below) in the Convention he parrots, he would see that it is in breach of the Convention by sentencing drug dealers to death, allowing them to rehabilitate for ten years, and then expose them to execution like trained seals. If that isn't infliction of deliberate mental suffering, I don't know what is. Where is Mendez's complaint to Widodo for deliberate breach of the Convention?

"For the purposes of this Convention, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions."

There is nothing to stop us from withdrawing from this farce and other farcical NWO Conventions. Let's do it.
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Hopefully Fairfax will be given a drumming in Joe Hockey's defamation trial. They have been getting away with murder with their slanderous epidemic of articles by so called " journalists " who couldn't type their own name without the help of spellcheck. Gina knows when to leave the rotting carcase of an excuse for a " newspaper ".

Yes , everyone should calm down and get back to informative conversation and logical argument . Sharing factual real life experiences and expertise in difficult subjects will help us avoid making the same (political) mistakes again . Politics is life and there is no life without Politics . Lets get on with life and try and make it better for our dumb kids .

Was that really you or? Not sure.

Wow, back on after 3 or 4 days of not being able to log on

love ya work!

Well said
and if it doesn't make sense, it most probably isn't true.

are you a reject

Ten years imprisonment under Commonwealth Criminal Code and corresponding State Laws.