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  •  How dare you bring facts into this. n/t (16+ / 0-)

    John Roberts? Melville Fuller?? WTF is the difference???.

    by Walt starr on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:03:05 PM PDT

    •  God Knows the Free Press Wasn't Doing It Today. nt (4+ / 0-)

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:25:26 PM PDT

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    •  From the article... (4+ / 0-)
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      Two officials with the French Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Morales' plane had authorization to fly over France. They would not comment on why Bolivian officials said otherwise. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named according to ministry policy.
      So you are saying that sources that are not allowed by the government they work who divulge information is a good thing? And can always be trusted?

      Interesting, I will keep that in mind as I read your other posts.

      We reached out to the embassies of Portugal and Italy Wednesday afternoon; neither had representatives immediately available to answer questions. Italian authorities didn't respond to requests from the Associated Press either.
      Your standards of factual evidence are rather thin, eems to be many sides to this developing story...did you read the article or just jump to be the first to snidely comment.
    •  Suck my Richard, Walt (1+ / 3-)
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      Dogs are fuzzy, second gen, reginahny

      I swear to farking Jeebus, you are the biggest tool ever to inhabit DKos.  That's damning with faint praise, by the way.

      How on God's green Earth do you cash your troll-a-day paycheck and look at yourself in the mirror every morning?

      "Mitt who? That's an odd name. Like an oven mitt, you mean? Oh, yeah, I've got one of those. Used it at the Atlas Society BBQ last summer when I was flipping ribs."

      by Richard Cranium on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:46:00 PM PDT

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    •  WHAT fuel guage? (0+ / 0-)

      That is just the spin you and no doubt reports are putting on the conversation between the tower and the plane. Nowhere does the pilot mention fuel guage or even fuel problems.

      If you read the rather garbled wording, it is more than likely that the pilot was having to try to explain a unique situation rather than using the standard alerts he had learnt in English.

      As I read it, they were unable to calculate the amount of fuel they needed to get to a further refueling airport because there was a large block of airspace which they had been banned from flying over. That was preventing them from reaching the original stopover, Lisbon. With that uncertainty, they diverted to the nearest large airport in order to resolve the political/diplomatic situation.

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 06:20:24 AM PDT

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