"...and I was to get hit." Didn't even think about "baby's mother" or his baby!
March 28, 2014 at 1:22pm
Our 111′s have been recycled, the Australians buried theirs, no other country had them. ( The Aussies buried theirs because of the HazMat issues) We may have a couple left in Tucson, but they won’t be around much longer.
March 27, 2014 at 6:53pm
I served to protect their right to do what they’re doing. Now, I just hope the voters are intelligent enough to remove them from their positions. What part of being American, do they not understand. Your tax dollar you’re throwing away, fellow Americans, residents of Maine.
March 15, 2014 at 12:34am
Mick, I believe you are 100% correct, Wherever that big bird ran out of fuel, is where it will be, I’m afraid. I just cannot tie in the shutdowns of the ID equipment to my scenario.
March 15, 2014 at 12:19am
My hypothesis, though there are plenty out there. At FL 45.0, that aircraft would have stalled, causing the descent, recovering at the low altitude which it reached shortly thereafter. The cabin altitude should not exceed 10, 000′ , however, that could elevated by simply shutting down the AC system, or closing bleed valves on the engines. Closing bleed valves partially used to be a favored way of saving fuel, as the air bled off the engines to operate the AC systems would be converted to thrust, allowing a lower throttle angle to attain the same thrust levels. This was thought of as OK, as long as cabin altitude was monitored & maintained at less than 10, 000 feet, at any higher level, cabin pressure warning lights would illuminate, warning of possible hypoxia. Did that crew fall asleep, or fail to observe cabin pressure warning system? Or did the system to warn them fail? It doesn’t answer all the questions, but it may well be a few parts of the puzzle. I would be curious to know if the autopilot would recover from the stall in conjunction with autothrottles without human input and screw with the waypoints in the INS. I think it may. My belief is that someone was trying to save fuel and the AC wasn’t getting enough bleed air, and the chain reaction began. But that’s only an opinion, and we know what they’re like. May The Good Lord watch over those on board.
March 13, 2014 at 6:13pm
I’m quite surprised ‘ol Barney didn’t shoot the little old lady as well, when she got out to see what the h**l had just drilled their truck and her husband full of holes. Barney, YOU’RE FIRED. I watched that video several times, ‘ol grandpa does not look menacing to me. Barneys’ boss needs to be job hunting too, if he’s defending his little friend.
March 9, 2014 at 12:43am
Egyptair 990, revisited? Some suspicious sounding names flying that thing…
February 28, 2014 at 1:39pm
That hoard belongs to Chief Clerk Walter N. Dimmick. He did the time for stealing it, long about 1890. Only a few coins are missing, they were worth $30k when he swiped them. (face value) They weren’t found then, I guess they finally got located, well, almost all of them.
Is that true? How much you want to bet he couldn't find them and jumped off a cliff.
February 23, 2014 at 10:30am
I’ll never forget the 63 -55 speeding ticket I received outside of Littlefield TX in 88. Being, at that time from NM, the ‘officer’ demanded cash payment, immediately, or it was go talk to the JP, I paid the dirt-bag what he wanted, That ticket never went on my driving record. That much less money to spend at six flags, in his personal welfare fund…
February 16, 2014 at 1:02am
Landed on Wednesday, corpse was found on Saturday, must have finally thawed and fell out. Gotta love their maintenance program…
February 1, 2014 at 9:43am
Is Love Canal open to development yet?
January 21, 2014 at 8:49pm
(To think that I clicked on this link because I initially thought I saw the word feces in the title), thought it might be another low grade thing going on in the peoples’ house. Well, I guess there was, but not exactly what I had expected…
December 26, 2013 at 7:54pm
@sasquatch. Crimson trace has a very nice little addition for that LC-9. Money well spent.
November 22, 2013 at 12:09am
Back in 88, I was busted for speeding, with a NM plate, just north of Muleshoe, TX, for doing 63 in a 55, I was offered 2 options, pay on the spot, or be escorted to the courthouse, to see the judge. I paid, on the spot. Wouldn’t you know, that ticket never showed on my driving record. That was one of my ‘bad’ cop stories, I have a great one from NJ, (actually 2 of them) I’ll tell, one day, when a good opportunity presents itself.
November 21, 2013 at 11:58pm
Ugh, when will reporters, bloggers, whatever, stop calling what the government spends, subsidizes, whatever, GOVERNMENT SPENDING!!!! It’s generally the wasting of taxpayer money, taken forceably by politicians!
November 21, 2013 at 11:28pm
Bryan, I’ve got your six on your above statement. They’ve done a lot of good things for a lot of good people, it truly amazes me how so called decent conservatives can do so much badmouthing on this site. Geez, if they don’t like McDonalds, they can simply not go there, & for heavens’ sake, stop the BS! I don’t believe that fast food was ever intended to be a staple, It’s the consumer who decides on what and how much. They have a great product for the price. If the whiners out there want filet mignon, for heavens’ sake, go out and buy / pay for it!
November 1, 2013 at 5:23pm
I’d like to add, that camera oughtta be mounted elsewhere beside in the view path between the cup holder and the operator, appears to me the phone was no great factor, at least it wasn’t stuck to his face like I see most of them. Careless, yes, but that cop had a far greater responsibility in this crash, as far as I’m concerned. warning light illumination, nope. own a driving lane, nope. was there a reason to block it, vs the shoulder, nope. I can almost believe his eyes were in the left mirror, but he goes to jail for lying about the phone being not in use, if records state reliably otherwise. A careless as it related to manslaughter, me thinks. I used to keep all sorts of junk in the cup holder, a wallet and phone seem reasonable enough to me, where is a driver supposed to keep them, in a safe? cabs bounce, a lot. I used to get rashes from keeping that sort of stuff in my pockets, when I was over the road. He could have been looking at what he just picked out of his nose, for all we know, that’s all the distraction it would have taken for this to happen.
November 1, 2013 at 5:04pm
The guy who parked the car in the middle of a traffic lane, ESPECIALLY with no warning lights activated… Bad choice. That cop doesn’t own the roadway, there’s a shoulder there, use it! The driver was in the proper lane, though inattentive, I wouldn’t have convicted of manslaughter, until he lied and stated he was not utilizing that phone. He would’ve gotten a careless ticket out of it, from me, until the lie.
Back in the day, I was an OTR driver as well -- a vehicle went flying past me with a cop behind him -- he slowed and pointed directly AT me, signalling me to pull over.... then went on to pull over the other driver.... I creeped up behind and stopped 100 feet from his bumper...4-ways and lights ON. The Officer did his thing, and then I EXPECTED him to come write ME a ticket (for something -- tho couldn't imagine which 'law' I had broken) -- didn't happen -- the officer pulled away.... then it DAWNED on me -- He USED me as a Safety Barricade to reduce the likelihood of getting SLAMMED by a driver like 'Jorge...'
November 1, 2013 at 4:52pm
I agree completely, Stephen. WTF was that cruiser parked in the middle of the lane for? Had the sun been low in the sky, would anyone have seen that well, simply one stupid place to park, I don’t care who you are, period!
October 30, 2013 at 7:19pm
It’s the debt! It’s the debt! That’s spelled D E B T.