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MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14
CNN via Twitter ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Vaughn Sterling

Posted on 03/24/2014 6:23:17 AM PDT by kristinn

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To: mouse1

It seems like some of these searchers could fly fairly low and at least snap some GOOD QUALITY pictures of the debris...I guess time will tell.


101 posted on 03/24/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT by halo66
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To: John W

Based on new analysis plane flew south into Indian Ocean west of Perth


102 posted on 03/24/2014 7:16:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks for the info...


103 posted on 03/24/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT by halo66
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To: sunmars

One step at a time. Locate the equipment, then search for a cause.


104 posted on 03/24/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: logi_cal869

No, they didn’t go into how the analysis was done.

But, I wouldn’t expect that in an initial press conference - in which the Malaysian government wanted to directly notify the families and public - BEFORE - it inevitably leaked out to the press.


105 posted on 03/24/2014 7:17:52 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Uncle Chip

How long is it going to take for HMAS Success to get near enough to find them?


106 posted on 03/24/2014 7:18:01 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: NautiNurse

TOAD ? Locator is being sent from US to locate the ping from wreckage


107 posted on 03/24/2014 7:19:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Star Traveler
Per FoxNews, US is going to provide equipment for searching for the black boxes.

[Probably, since they now have a tentative location, they can increase satellite and air searching.]

108 posted on 03/24/2014 7:19:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: halo66

Yea it stinks that suddenly there’s a new twist and turn, but it will keep the MSM (Fox included) off the topic of Russia, Inflation & Gas/Food Prices, Obamacare & Health Exchanges, the Raping of America and everything else newsworthy going on......at least until the end of the month.


109 posted on 03/24/2014 7:19:43 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: NautiNurse

Nah, the whole thing was secretive from the get go, how the hell we can pinpoint someone walking down a street, yet a massive airliner vanishes and not one of them can tell where its going or what its doing........they are not telling us the truth at all.


110 posted on 03/24/2014 7:19:50 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: ConservativeMan55

This sounds an awful lot like the authorities have simply declared that the flight ended in the South Indian ocean based upon data that has not been publicly released. No confirmation from found wreckage. They are going to need something more concrete to end the speculation.


111 posted on 03/24/2014 7:20:14 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ConservativeMan55

112 posted on 03/24/2014 7:20:26 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: logi_cal869

I had read that airline insurance assumes that after 48 hours missing the plane is GONE. So they pay in to a trust of sorts, 110M in this case. Apparently that is SOP. They will also pay families for expenses while they wait for the genuises to figger it out.


113 posted on 03/24/2014 7:21:36 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: sunmars

14:11:

The announcement by the Malaysian PM appears to have been based solely on tracking data supplied by Inmarsat and not on sightings of debris in the ocean.

Source:BBC


114 posted on 03/24/2014 7:21:43 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Additional tracking data. That’s what I took away.

That's my read as well --

And this official statement from the PM that the plane is officially declared to have crashed with no survivors possible was necessary in order for the insurance litigation and payouts to begin in earnest.

115 posted on 03/24/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Star Traveler

“No, they didn’t go into how the analysis was done.”

Loose translation from news conference: Nothing to see here, folks. Your loved ones are dead. (Now go home so our airport doesn’t have a crowd of grieving families in the lobby. It’s bad for business.)


116 posted on 03/24/2014 7:22:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: TomGuy

Well, this presents the best possibility of finding the black boxes now.


117 posted on 03/24/2014 7:23:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: smokingfrog

It was done in order to get the anti-smoking lobby in on the search.


118 posted on 03/24/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: txrefugee

That’s a cynical viewpoint (which is unfortunately quite common on Free Republic) for some factual data that was just announced to the public and to the families.


119 posted on 03/24/2014 7:24:41 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NautiNurse; Ditter

I remember seeing family members of what I believe was a Korean airliner, at the site of a crash in the water.

It’s not for them to see the debris, the families said prayers and dropped flowers and mementos in the ocean. Of course, there was a lot of crying. It was more like a funeral service.


120 posted on 03/24/2014 7:26:19 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: Uncle Chip

It was “necessary” from the standpoint that it was just analyzed and revealed to the authorities - and the MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT wanted to be “ahead” of the inevitable news leaks - especially for the families.


121 posted on 03/24/2014 7:27:06 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

It may be quite common because of the many instances at all levels of government and authority of said governments and authorities lying through their teeth.


122 posted on 03/24/2014 7:27:11 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Jaded

I read where Malaysia offered the families $5,000 up front but the devil was in the details in the papers they wanted the families to sign in order to get it.


123 posted on 03/24/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: John W

I think it’s more a revelation of the “mental state” of the poster ... :-) ...


124 posted on 03/24/2014 7:28:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: don-o

125 posted on 03/24/2014 7:28:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Uncle Chip

I believe I read that the standard amount required is some figure over $100,000 by International Law. However, I would imagine that family members will “hold out for more” than the legal amount required.


126 posted on 03/24/2014 7:30:11 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26711298

Left hand side under LIVE TEXT

Here’s the full text of that statement by Malaysian PM Najib Razak:

“This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data. Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.

Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation

Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking; I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy, and to allow them the space they need at this difficult time.”


127 posted on 03/24/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT by deport
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To: Star Traveler
ericbolling ‏@ericbolling 8m

So... Malaysian Prime Minister and Malaysian Air are sure MH370 crashed... no confirmed debris, no black box, etc. call me a skeptic but....

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And the party never ends....

128 posted on 03/24/2014 7:31:15 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Seriously? It took them 10 days to analyse the INMARSAT data? I had heard on CNN that the data was sent from INMARSAT to Malaysia to the US on Mar 12 analysed for 2 days, returned to Malaysia and resent to the US for further analyzing.

These people sux. I get the need to be thorough, but really? Took INMARSAT 4 days to retrieve satellite data?

Prayers for the families.


129 posted on 03/24/2014 7:32:22 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: hoosiermama

And this was always the most likely result of the flight. Wild imaginations, personal hunches, your “gut” all aside the most likely reason that an airliner with 240-odd people on it to have not been seen or heard from in two weeks was that it was in some water somewhere. Not a conspiracy. Not a cabal. A bad happenstance.

The General needs to show up to Fox today, resign on the air, and be done with public life. He made an ass of himself.


130 posted on 03/24/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by FAA
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To: don-o

They’ve got a general location which means that they can now zero in on the black box and debris.

Before this “location revelation” the search was wildly chaotic with no rhyme or reason. Now they can concentrate resources.


131 posted on 03/24/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: FAA

He is retired and you do not know that what you have heard is the truth.


132 posted on 03/24/2014 7:34:12 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Uncle Chip

That is horrid.


133 posted on 03/24/2014 7:34:50 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Jaded

Najib said the information was based on an unprecedented analysis of satellite data from Inmarsat.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/chinese-plane-spots-object-indian-ocean

unprecedented analysis.

Got it? Eat your peas.


134 posted on 03/24/2014 7:35:57 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: FAA

He must have had some intel on this...why would he come on and make an ass of himself? There has to be more to his story? Maybe he was being fed the wrong info...


135 posted on 03/24/2014 7:36:13 AM PDT by halo66
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To: RightGeek

“but bodies in the water this long?”

Probably feet in shoes. Tennis shoes float and keep critters from eating the feet.


136 posted on 03/24/2014 7:36:19 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jaded

The indication was that it was a new way of analysis. I would imagine that they initially did a standard analysis and that gave the two arcs - the north and south locations.

Then, I would imagine, they “went back” to the data to find “new ways” of analyzing the data. Thus — the results today.


137 posted on 03/24/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: FAA

nope, too many very weird instances with this.


138 posted on 03/24/2014 7:36:51 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: dforest

“He is retired and you do not know that what you have heard is the truth.”

The 100% truth? No, not yet. But likely? Very likely? Yes. Not secreted in a hangar in Pakistan or Iran. That was ridiculous.

The good General is an analyst for Fox and he went off the deep end with wild speculation for which there is not and never was any proof. His credibility is shot.


139 posted on 03/24/2014 7:37:20 AM PDT by FAA
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To: halo66

He was being fed “intelligence analysis” - I would say. And that’s not always 100% reliable.


140 posted on 03/24/2014 7:38:19 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
It was “necessary” from the standpoint that it was just analyzed and revealed to the authorities

I doubt that there is new information -- just confirmation of the old information. The location given by the PM today is the same that has been out there for over a week in Inmarsat's Arc of the Last Ping.

Yet in light of all of this and with 14 nations searching off the coast of Australia, the Malaysians were still insisting that it went down in the Andamans and that after they insisted it went down in the South China Sea and that after they denied that they caught it on radar.

The Malaysians are just saving face by claiming that there is new data. It's just taken them a long time to come to grips with the old data.

141 posted on 03/24/2014 7:39:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: sunmars
Walking down the street and flying over a vast ocean are two completely different scenarios. To date no satellite has found the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
142 posted on 03/24/2014 7:39:48 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: NautiNurse

My son was killed by a red light runner, the last thing I needed to see was the wreckage he died in.


143 posted on 03/24/2014 7:39:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: sunmars

“nope, too many very weird instances with this.”

As in an airliner over the ocean going off course and crashing? That’s never happened before?

Good Lord, people. You’ve got “conspiracy fever.” Think, don’t emote.


144 posted on 03/24/2014 7:39:58 AM PDT by FAA
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To: Star Traveler
They’ve established the location - but not the cause, of course.

It seems that finding the FDR (black box), will be imperative for any hope at discovering why the plane went down.

While there are a lot of unexplained answers, one of the simplest scenarios made the most sense to me. More sense than the conspiratists that suggested the plane was hi-jacked, landed in some mid-eastern country, and would be made into a suicide bomb.

145 posted on 03/24/2014 7:40:11 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: sunmars
how the hell we can pinpoint someone walking down a street, yet a massive airliner vanishes and not one of them can tell where its going or what its doing

Because nobody is "walking down the street" in the remote south Indian Ocean, 1500 miles WSW of Perth, Australia. Satellites had to be re-positioned to focus on the area.

146 posted on 03/24/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: AFret.

Well, of course they’re saying the Indian Ocean, and I hope this is not another wild goose chase for the families’ sakes!


147 posted on 03/24/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: Star Traveler

I guess so...I do want to hear what the General has to say about this (and what he thinks of his sources).


148 posted on 03/24/2014 7:41:32 AM PDT by halo66
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To: Uncle Chip

The difference here is that instead of saying it was either this northern route or the southern route - they now gotten further analysis that has gotten it narrowed down to the southern route. “That” is the difference today.


149 posted on 03/24/2014 7:42:01 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: jimbo123

Ooooh — the Malaysian PM so hates that picture.


150 posted on 03/24/2014 7:42:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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