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US reportedly to search again for Amelia Earhart's plane
msnbc.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | msnbc.com staff

Posted on 03/19/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The State Department plans to join a new effort to find the plane of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, 75 years after she mysteriously disappeared over the South Pacific.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will take part in a ceremony Tuesday morning announcing the joint public-private search at the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reports. The event, "Amelia Earhart, a Pacific Legacy," which is pitched as a celebration of the U.S.'s pan-Pacific ties, will be streamed live at 9 a.m. on the State Department's website, a spokesman for the agency said.

Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed vanished July 2, 1937, as she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea) on their way to Howland Island in the South Pacific as part of an attempt to circle the Earth.

The half-million-dollar search, financed with private funds, will begin in July.

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KEYWORDS: ameliaearhart; feminism; godsgravesglyphs; goosechase; revisionisthistory; snipehunt; taxdollarsatwork
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1 posted on 03/19/2012 6:43:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be found by Jessie Jackson. Turns out Amelia was black.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 6:44:46 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Our tax dollars at work play.
3 posted on 03/19/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mote wasted money.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s dead and they don’t need a body for her to vote in Chicago. Let it go, even her friends are dead. No one really cares.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 6:47:54 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: P-Marlowe

I was thinking the same thing. Not really anything of any importance to be learned from it.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 6:47:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Japanese soldiers captured and ate her.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: P-Marlowe
The half-million-dollar search, <>, will begin in July.
8 posted on 03/19/2012 6:48:17 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (If its not baroque, don't fix it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m all out of caring about Earhart.

Those 15 minutes were up several years ago.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 6:49:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why? We should spend massive amounts of money to follow up on this? If curiosity is strong enough, academia or private investors should take up the challenge, not the taxpayer.

If you are thinking ... what massive amounts of money ... just wait.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somehow, somewhere, this plane will mysteriously show up and the media will be praising Obama about it.


11 posted on 03/19/2012 6:52:38 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well the KONY thing didn’t work out. Let’s find Earhart’s plane in October.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 6:53:21 PM PDT by ILS21R (I know you know I know)
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To: doc1019
‘zackly.
Why doesn't some writer tackle this story ?
Is government covering the story because no one else wants to ?
13 posted on 03/19/2012 6:53:21 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Screw these people. We are going to come to a hard place like this.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 6:54:17 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She hasn’t paid the DMV tax in all these years.

You can’t fool the taxman by being “dead.”


15 posted on 03/19/2012 6:54:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: woweeitsme; SunkenCiv

Maybe WH polling is showing that this “Condom for the women’s vote” is not working.


16 posted on 03/19/2012 6:54:40 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I heard that they may have captured her, but nothing of the consumption.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 6:54:47 PM PDT by Dawggie
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To: P-Marlowe

It did say it is being funded privately.


18 posted on 03/19/2012 6:55:31 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why don’t they ask me? I know where the plane is. It’s at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 6:56:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is wonderful news! Wonderful, indeed!

An administration that can't find its own ass with a compass, mirror and flashlight is going to find Amelia's plane. The age of miracles hath not passed. Affirmative Action Ani at work again!

Maybe this Metrosexual Mombasa Marxist MF and his commie cohort can find me some gasoline while they're at it. I have a better idea. Find the frickin' plane and lose frickin' Barack.

20 posted on 03/19/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Several years ago I went through her home town. History showed she was a sad figure, used by a husband to promote his business. Most of the flying she did was directed by her navigator who she ignored and did her own thing.


21 posted on 03/19/2012 6:57:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Emilia Earhart was the Danica Patrick of her generation. All about promoting feminism ... Danica is a mediocre driver & Earhart was a mediocre pilot (saddled with a piss pour navigator). Bottom line ... much to do about very little.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 6:58:48 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Her and D.B. Cooper are sharing a one bedroom just outside of Lubbock.


23 posted on 03/19/2012 6:59:32 PM PDT by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
To hell with this... I want the government to get to the bottom of the Bigfoot thing! Bobo can't do it alone!
24 posted on 03/19/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: mrsixpack36
It did say it is being funded privately.

So are Obama's vacations.

If the state department is committing even one man hour to this project, then it is being subsidized by taxes.

25 posted on 03/19/2012 7:01:00 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Harpo Marx and Amelia Earhart

26 posted on 03/19/2012 7:01:50 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ok, let’s assume they find the plane. Everyone looks at each other and then what?

Sometimes mysteries are best left unsolved.


27 posted on 03/19/2012 7:04:40 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Getting a little desperate for “Shovel-ready” jobs...


28 posted on 03/19/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

I’ve heard that she’s shacking up with ELVIS!


29 posted on 03/19/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Liberty Valance

All persons seen and unseen in the picture are dead now.


30 posted on 03/19/2012 7:06:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kenny Bunk
An administration that can't find its own ass with a compass, mirror and flashlight is going to find Amelia's plane.

Bob Ballard is supposedly involved. Maybe they are actually looking at K-129 and it's reactor and missiles, just as Ballard used the cover of the Titanic search to look at the wreckage of the USS Thresher and USS Scorpion to see if there were any problems from their nuclear materials.

But it is the Obama administration, so I'm sure they'll muck it up and leak that it was a search for K-129 or something along those lines. Reagan could keep secrets in the 1980s, Obama can't in the 2010s.
31 posted on 03/19/2012 7:06:48 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Liberty Valance

Three classics: Lockheed Electra, Cord Cabriolet, and Amelia Earhart.

32 posted on 03/19/2012 7:08:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They’ve already found the tiny island she likely crashed on. They found personal items that had a high likelihood of being hers from what I remember.


33 posted on 03/19/2012 7:08:49 PM PDT by DB
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To: Vermont Lt
Ok, let’s assume they find the plane. Everyone looks at each other and then what?

They use more taxpayer money to find Judge Crater.

34 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wellm they had to find a way to waste more money now didn't they.
35 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:38 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

anything to keep We the People form thinking too much about the cost of the last fillup.....


36 posted on 03/19/2012 7:15:26 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

anything to keep We the People from thinking too much about the cost of the last fillup.....


37 posted on 03/19/2012 7:15:47 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The world is on fire and this is what the State Dept. wants to focus on? Why not have Hillary just re-enact what she thinks happened.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 7:17:00 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsR4x4E-ys8


39 posted on 03/19/2012 7:17:14 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pieces of her aircraft were found several years ago. A welded piece of the belly of the aircraft was identified from pictures made of the aircraft after maintenacne was performed before her final flight.

A shoe and other personal items that she wore during refueling stops were also found which suggest that she survived the crash near this remote island. Remains were found but no positive ID was made.

40 posted on 03/19/2012 7:17:35 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: BluH2o
piss pour navigator

WTF? Over.

One more such gratuitous insult directed at my hero Fred Noonan, and my seconds shall call upon you, you heartless cur.

Fred never touched a drop, not a damn drop, until he met this dizzy debutante who barely knew her ass from an aileron. Besides, how the hell are were we ever supposed to find her if Fred didn't throw bottles from the plane?

BTW, Amelia Earhart luggage is absolutely primo.

Yours truly
KB,
President For Life,
Livermore Falls Chapter
Fred Noonan Fan Club.com and see us on Twitter and Facebook

41 posted on 03/19/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: cripplecreek

“I was thinking the same thing. Not really anything of any importance to be learned from it.”

But the distraction value is great.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 7:19:20 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Many years ago, Robert Stack said (on Unsolved Mysteries) that the Japanese had forced the plane down and then executed Earhart and her navigator. There were local witnesses they interviewed who claims to have seen the executions.

During the island hopping campaign of WWII, marines found the plane intact in a hangar along with personal effect and passports.

“Plain clothes” folks from the government destroyed all the evidence. Some former marines were interview who found the plane and saw the burning.

Robert Stack’s credentials as a historian are, of course, untouchable.


43 posted on 03/19/2012 7:19:46 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big waste of money. Yep that’s what Obummer does best. Waste money.


44 posted on 03/19/2012 7:23:47 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Liberty Valance

Somehow I think the best memorial to Amelia Earhart took place in 1997 or so when a modern aviatrix flew a restored Lockheed Electra around the world following the same path, completing her air voyage safely, this time. Modern avionics & navaids helped.

Maybe the time to let A.E. rest in peace is long overdue.


45 posted on 03/19/2012 7:23:55 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Young Werther

ok, so why are they searching for something already found
in pieces? What are they really doing?


46 posted on 03/19/2012 7:28:30 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: Memphis Moe

He was a one man strike force for unsolved mysteries....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeroFDKlNWs


47 posted on 03/19/2012 7:29:07 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: freedumb2003

Yep, but I bet she never missed a chance to vote in all these years!!!


48 posted on 03/19/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by WyvernAK (Knowledge is Power, ie Obama is in trouble)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Dawggie; TribalPrincess2U
Japanese soldiers captured and ate her.

Most people reading this thread will not understand Eric in the Ozarks was serious with his comment.

49 posted on 03/19/2012 7:37:49 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Memphis Moe
All you need to know about Bob Stack and Unsolved Mysteries is that they had a show ready to go about Vince Foster, and canceled it after the word came down from Bill and Hillary.
50 posted on 03/19/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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