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  •  treat as suspect for now (1+ / 0-)
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    Sharon Wraight

    but the area it was reported was near Vung Tau where a series of reports of debris fields were filed early on (and I think discounted.)

    one thing i've observed, reading the airliners.net forum for the last 3 days, is that it's an international forum. And the most glaring thing that sticks out at me (and this is an admittedly small sample in the grand scheme of things) is how easily and how prone the American posters will jump on a conspiracy theory. The Asian and European posters? not so much. The Brits too, but quite a few of the Brits seem to have have dialed it back there.

    Just an interesting anecdote and observation about cultural differences that might not really mean anything.

    Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility. uid 52583 lol

    by terrypinder on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 07:36:12 AM PDT

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    •  depressing about the American's CT tendency (2+ / 0-)

      I haven't looked, but if true that's not a good sign. Conspiracy Theories (CT) are often a sign of:
      * an untrustworthy press (censored, unreliable)
      * low education levels
      * people who have undergone personal traumas

      One of the most harmful things that happened during 2001-2004 was the undermining of faith in our government and our press (with good reasons, alas!). Bush's lies about WMDs, the 'free' press regurgitating them and drumming for war, etc.

      Agreed about treating it as suspect until proven otherwise!!! For sure. Just something to consider, not even a piece of the puzzle, yet.

      •  i'd put a positive spin on it: (2+ / 0-)

        it shows we Americans still have great imaginations, even though it doesn't seem evident with Hollywood's constant remakes. heh.

        my honest thinking is it is somewhere in the south china sea and debris will start to wash up somewhere in the next few days. there won't be any answers for years though. i really feel for the families; they're getting jerked around by the Malaysians inability to manage a crisis.

        Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility. uid 52583 lol

        by terrypinder on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 07:51:05 AM PDT

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      •  one of the news networks has confirmed that (1+ / 0-)
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        the email is real. just swirled down my twitter timeline. I believe it was ABC's Bob Woodruff.

        make of that what you will. Despite its very observant detail it's still suspect for me.

        Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility. uid 52583 lol

        by terrypinder on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 12:56:45 PM PDT

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