Lion of the Blogosphere

More evidence of schizophrenia

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The co-pilot is said to have been “laconic” when the pilot walked out of the cockpit to use the toilet (per Reuters):

Robin said the conversation between the two pilots before the captain left the cockpit started normally but that Lubitz’s replies became “laconic” as they started readying what would have been the normal descent to the airport of Duesseldorf.

Alogia is one of the symptoms of schizophrenia according to this web page.

This is further evidence that the co-pilot was having a psychotic episode caused by schizophrenia.

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March 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Posted in News

Remember what Obama said in September about Yemen?

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Back in September, Obama said that Yemen was a success:

This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.

Also, it appears that Obama thought that the Shi’ite Houthis could be “partners” despite their anti-American slogans. All part of Obama’s new cozy-up-with-Iran Middle East strategy. The Saudi Arabians and the current government of Egypt are both pissed off at Obama. Although to credit Obama, only Obama has been able to usher in a new era of cooperation between Israel and Arab nations. Saudi Arabia and Egypt now see Israel as having saner foreign policy than Obama. Netanyahu, el-Sisi, and King Salman all share hatred for Obama.

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March 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

Posted in International

My latest Germanwings theory

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The co-pilot had schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia usually first strikes men in their early to mid twenties (late twenties for women). The pilot, who was 28, is a little older than the peak onset for men, but still at a plausible age for onset, and he may have been showing signs of schizophrenia which will come out in the near future.

As a reminder, schizophrenia is the inability to distinguish hallucinations and delusions from reality, and the hallucinations and delusions are often paranoid in nature.

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Later onset of schizophrenia (as is the case here with the co-pilot who is a few years past the age of peak onset) is more often of the paranoid variety, so the reason the co-pilot wouldn’t let the pilot back into the cockpit may be attributed to the co-pilot believing that the pilot was out to get him.

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March 26, 2015 at 9:10 am

Posted in News

A comment on the internet

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I saw the following comment on the internet:

Number of lives saved by reinforced cockpits preventing terrorists from getting into the cockpit: 0

Number of lives lost by reinforced cockpits preventing pilots from getting into the cockpit: 144

That 144 number might actually be higher because no one knows what happened on MH370 but it’s assumed that one of the pilots maliciously took over control of the plane. Perhaps, also in that incident, the other pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

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March 26, 2015 at 7:22 am

Posted in News

Definitely weird!

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I said it sounded weird. Some people mocked me.

One of the pilots being locked out of the cockpit, that’s weird!

There’s been a lot of weird aviation stuff since that Malaysian airplane flew off to God knows where.

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According to a comment on the internet (which means it could be totally bogus):

On the A320 there is a switch in the cockpit that has 3 settings, unlocked, normal, and locked. Unlocked is fully unlocked. Normal requires the person on the outside to put in a code, locked means you aren’t getting in without the switch being moved. The pilot on the outside couldn’t have gotten out with the switch being out of the locked setting, so it means that it was changed after he left.

If true, this sounds like an intentional suicide.

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March 25, 2015 at 11:47 pm

Posted in News

Racism in Florida

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The Fort Lauderdale police department discovered four “racist” officers. Interestingly, two of the men have Hispanic names (Alvarez and Sousa). Can Hispanics be racist? (Besides George Zimmerman? Is there a trend here of racist Hispanics from Florida?)

The investigation began after one of the officer’s fiancées tipped off his superiors that “her would-be husband constantly expressed his racist views toward black people.”

There’s a lesson there about not becoming engaged to the sort of woman who would torpedo your career. Or maybe the lesson is that you shouldn’t discuss race with your significant other if you hold racist views.

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March 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Only the rich can afford to work

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From today’s NY Times:

This summer, the cost of a Dream Careers internship in London is $9,499, including housing, résumé polishing and excursions, but not airfare or visas.

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March 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Posted in Labor Markets

Beaten up for having the wrong breed of dog

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Here’s an interesting news story:

EAST WILLIAMSBURG — A young man punched a 65-year-old on Grand Street after saying that the victim’s dog was “a p—y” compared to his pit bulls, police said.

The victim was walking on Grand Street near Graham Avenue on Tuesday, March 17 around 12:10 a.m. when the suspect tried to pet his dog, police said.

The suspect, who was about 20 years old, said, “I got two pit bulls and your dog is a p—y” before hitting the victim in the face, causing swelling, redness and a bloody nose, police said.

It was unclear what kind of dog the victim owned.

The victim went to Woodhull Hospital for his injuries. The suspect was described as being 5-foot-6, 160 pounds and wearing a black jacket.

I assume the lack of clarity regarding the description of the suspect is because of the media blackout on any information that could cause people to become prejudiced or even worse, racist.

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March 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Posted in Crime

Another weird plane crash

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Plane flies for 10 minutes after last voice contact. No indication of bad weather. No indication that plane stalled or that pilots lost control.

At least there’s a black box this time.

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March 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Gang rape at UVA complete fiction?

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Washington Post article says:

  • There was a 5-month police investigation in which they interviewed 70 people
  • “Jackie” refused to provide any information to the police
  • The fraternity did not have a party on the night of the alleged rape
  • Could not find anyone who matched the description of the alleged attackers

Looks to me like this girl made up the whole thing. It’s about time the media starts publishing her name. She should face some sort of punishment for making up these lies.

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March 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Males and Females


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