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Satellite Detects About 300 Objects ... ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’
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Posted on 03/27/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT by bryan999

PERTH, Australia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials in Bangkok said Thursday, but there was little chance of getting human eyes across those items in the near term as weather again forced officials to halt the search for debris by air.

Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand’s space technology development agency, said Thursday the images showed “300 objects of various sizes” in the southern Indian Ocean about 1,675 miles southwest of Perth. He said the images were taken by the Thaichote satellite on Monday, took two days to process and were relayed to Malaysian authorities on Wednesday.

Anond said the objects were about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 objects. It remains uncertain whether any of the objects seen by satellites to date were from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 with 239 people aboard.

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At a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Hishammuddin said some of the objects seen by the French satellite “appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid materials.”

But experts cautioned that the area’s frequent high seas and bad weather and its distance from land complicated an already-trying search.

In addition, one expert told CBS News it was “highly likely that it is trash and not evidence of the plane.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australia; mh370
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Such nonsense. Find this stupid plane already.

I'm reverting back to the stashed-somehwere-in-Pakistan theory.

1 posted on 03/27/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999
There's a typhoon coming and ships dump stuff all the time. Will pieces say Made In Japan??

My understanding is that flow is from the south heading northeasterly in this area.

Pondering and looking at a map...I agree...not here but in Pakistan.

2 posted on 03/27/2014 4:54:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bryan999

Goes without saying. They were given the coordinates and the worlds best sub Chaser / oceanic intel planes could not find a thing (P-3 Orions and the latest in technology P-8 Poseidon) after how many days and missions and multiple satellite “sigtings”.

In addition to the Doofus-in-Chief foreign policy magic, this all must have our enemies bent over laughing uncontrollably. I know people who fly and crew these aircraft and from what I know of them, something is VERY wrong.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 4:54:40 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: bryan999

“A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects”
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Maybe the plane, maybe not. No doubt, currents can cause miscellaneous derbies from vast areas to coagulate.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 4:55:11 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: bryan999

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5 posted on 03/27/2014 4:58:57 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: Sacajaweau

Not in Pakistan ... according to Inmarsat and the AAIB (UK Air Accidents Investigation Board).


6 posted on 03/27/2014 5:01:07 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: bryan999

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/se-asia/story/cyclone-will-rage-another-2-days-south-indian-ocean-hampering-mh370-sear


7 posted on 03/27/2014 5:02:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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I watched a You Tube video yesterday shot from the helmsman’s perspective on one of the search ships.

This was on a day considered “safe” enough to search.

All I can say is “Wow.”

The swells are easily 30 feet, and come at you from almost direction.

The scariest part is when the ship glides down into a trough and two or three waves in a row break across its bow.

I’ll guess the ship is at least 100 meters in length, but the waves are washing halfway back to the pilot house.

The video has sound, too, which just adds to the drama.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 5:03:17 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: bryan999
The southern Indian ocean seems like a perfect red herring IMO. Hey, everybody look over here at the far end of the earth. keep looking. Keep looking. keep on looking. KABOOM!

or maybe it really is scattered all over the south Indian Ocean. I think it's probably best to assume its hidden in a bunker waiting for our guard to come down though. Until proven otherwise.

9 posted on 03/27/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: zeestephen

When our twins were about 7, we went to the I-Max and saw an ocean film that had some scenes like this - I had one of the girls on my lap, and she was so tense when the waves were crashing I thought she would just about crack in two.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 5:12:38 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: bryan999

CNN BREAKING NEWS: Searchers have found a floating styrofoam cup... PROOF that MH-370 is down there!


11 posted on 03/27/2014 5:15:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill
CNN BREAKING NEWS: Searchers have found a floating styrofoam cup...

They're having a panel discussion on it tonight!

12 posted on 03/27/2014 5:24:34 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: zeestephen

Yep —

It all looks so calm and inviting from miles above and miles away on a computer screen, but the ocean can churn up stuff to the surface one minute for a satellite snapshot and then churn it under the next.

There ‘s a reason the pilot took it down there evading radar and air traffic all the way. He did it so no trace of it would ever be found and before they ever found the black boxes, if they ever did, the insurance would already have paid out.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 5:25:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Focault's Pendulum

2 hour special, 8-10pm! LMAO!


14 posted on 03/27/2014 5:31:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

“”CNN BREAKING NEWS: Searchers have found a floating styrofoam cup...

They’re having a panel discussion on it tonight! “””””””””

And Piers Morgan will blame it on W.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 5:31:56 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: carriage_hill
2 hour special, 8-10pm! LMAO!

And won't be resolved till next week when they show a picture of the suspected cup.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 5:40:38 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: carriage_hill

I recently talked with a guy that sails/lives on the open oceans. He said he’s seen all sorts of trash including a big black dildo.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 5:41:07 AM PDT by waredbird
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To: zeestephen
The swells are easily 30 feet, and come at you from almost direction. The scariest part is when the ship glides down into a trough and two or three waves in a row break across its bow.

They show that same footage everyday. LOL

18 posted on 03/27/2014 5:43:15 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: waredbird; carriage_hill
He said he’s seen all sorts of trash including a big black dildo.

Was it anywhere near a styrofoam cup?

19 posted on 03/27/2014 5:55:51 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: bryan999
Satellite Detects About 300 Objects ... ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’

How could a satellite see a joint session of Congress?

20 posted on 03/27/2014 5:55:54 AM PDT by TimF
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To: bryan999

There are 20,000,000 tons of trash floating in the Indian Ocean ... pick your spot.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 6:00:00 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Bwahahahahahaha!


22 posted on 03/27/2014 6:13:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: RC one

The problem with this conspiracy theory is that it is totally lame. Unless the “perps” screwed up so much that we are aware of all this (which we are), we are now aware they may do something. Actually, I don’t know how we wouldn’t be aware - after all, some 240 people are missing and their loved-ones know it. It’s another thing altogether if pilots had “ferried” an empty plane to nowhere. Less noticeable except to the airline.

All it does is potentially put more gov’s on high alert and more likely to thwart any terror plots, especially from the sky or relating to it.

Moslems really aren’t that stupid.

While I think there is a possibility this was intentional - maybe even an intention gone “bad” (i.e., failure to connect, a`la poor execution or United 93) - I still lean heavily to big accident.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 6:15:27 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: waredbird; Focault's Pendulum

A Katrina-NOLA “leftover”? LOL.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 6:15:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Uncle Chip

yep. I’ve been leaning toward a suicide with hope of getting insurance payout, but the insurance was not necessarily the main reason.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

It sure does make identification of the “mystery woman” and what that final phone call was all about rather important.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 6:26:27 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Be careful, the contents of that cup are HOT!


27 posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:25 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: bryan999; Yosemitest
If you look at this story, and this map

Coupled with the comments:

Officials are emphasizing caution but several factors explain the intense effort that has been mustered around this lead.

Australia took charge of the search in the Southern Indian Ocean earlier this week based on a potential track for the plane along what has been called the “southern corridor”. This flight path is based on a series of rudimentary satellite communications from the Boeing 777 over the course of seven hours after it last contacted air traffic control, and the distance it could have flown in that time.

The site of the debris field is almost exactly at the end point of this southern corridor. This is, the hypothesis goes, the point at which the plane would have run out of fuel and crashed.

...and consider the "7 hourly pings"...

...and also consider that the prevailing winds/currents are pushing anything TOWARDS Australia...

With the margin of error plotted on that map between the 'predicted flight path arc' and the plotted 'ping locations'...

Either the data being spoon-fed to the public is egregiously in error (intentional or not) or they're damned lucky they found anything at all.

28 posted on 03/27/2014 6:36:41 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869
Either the data being spoon-fed to the public is egregiously in error

There was a second flight path south that they considered that assumed a slower speed of 460mph as opposed to 518mph.

And that 460 line takes it closer to Indonesia and Australia than the one that they keep showing.

That 460 line may still be in play.

29 posted on 03/27/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bryan999

Thailand?
They have a satellite?


30 posted on 03/27/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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Thailand? They have a satellite?

Sort of, but they were having trouble with the launch sequence.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Lx
And the images come in kind of fuzzy.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I hope he has a good chiropractor. Nice to see the guy in front helping out.
Does he get dizzy rotating that thing like a radar antenna?


33 posted on 03/27/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Focault's Pendulum

ROFLMAO


34 posted on 03/27/2014 7:43:01 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

LOL


35 posted on 03/27/2014 7:43:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: logi_cal869
You link doesn't work.
I think this is it. Here are two airports under the northern route of the red arc: I still believe that MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER, is in Iran or Pakistan.
36 posted on 03/27/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Lx
Nice to see the guy in front helping out.

Yeah, well...if he doesn't start hang gliding soon, the guy in front is supposed to get him started and throw him off the mountain.

"Bangkok, we have a problem!"

37 posted on 03/27/2014 7:55:09 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: bryan999
Latest image from the crash site:


38 posted on 03/27/2014 8:01:04 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Yosemitest

No idea what happened to the hyperlink; I saw the URL pasted...but that’s it.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 8:03:16 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

The Obama monitoring and deletion administration is to blame, no doubt. (Hehehehehe)


40 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:23 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: logi_cal869
Why would the designer, Scott Henderson, of the graphic below think that the only option for the variability track of MH370 is to the outsice of that 40 degree arc, and not to the inside (Pakistan) of that arc ?
41 posted on 03/27/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

That looks heavy.


42 posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:59 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Thailand is still experimenting with hang glider technology.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 8:29:53 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Yosemitest

What hasn’t been elaborated with any significance is a vague reference to ‘indication’ prompting the USN to move the USS Kidd to the area.

With either a ‘shadowing’ or ‘transponder-reprogramming’, I think that’s plausible (the northern route), absent more conspiracy-related government involvement of multiple countries to quash radar data that would have certainly detected an overland course through Indian airspace.

This is the first map I’ve been able to find plotting the ‘7 pings’. Why? (rhetorical)

Again, I’m just hyper-critical of the manner of data-release (the word ‘data’ really can’t be used with a straight-face in this respect, so call it a metaphor) to the public.

I think it’s most probable that a US submarine detected an event that prompted extrapolation of very, very inaccurate satellite data and permitted them to overlay the data in a manner that fit the submarine’s data.

In that respect, the quasi-haphazard manner of data release is explained in that the secrecy of US sub operations is maintained.

I just think they’re lucky to have found any debris at all given the wind & ocean currents, anywhere near where they indicated, unless they’re looking exactly where ‘somebody’ told them to look, and it had little-to-nothing to do with the ‘satellite data’ (it was just a convenient explanation and a pretty graphic).


44 posted on 03/27/2014 8:48:10 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869
Uromiyeh Airport OITR, West Azarbaijan, Iran is under that red 40 degree arc, and has Rwy 03/21 that's 10,663 x 148 Ft.

Also Rasht/Sardar-E-Jangal Airport OIGG, Gilan, Iran is under the arc and has Rwy 09/27 that's 9570 x 148 Ft, as well as a large hanger.
45 posted on 03/27/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: logi_cal869
I choose this part: Either the data being spoon-fed to the public is egregiously in error (intentional
46 posted on 03/27/2014 8:53:40 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: logi_cal869

How plausible is IRAN or Pakistan bribing Prime Minister of Malaysia
Perdana Menteri, to lie to us and to distract us from where MH370 really is?


47 posted on 03/27/2014 8:56:02 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
How plausible is IRAN or Pakistan bribing Prime Minister of Malaysia

Not plausible at all. At this point he would bribe them to take the plane if he could.

A hijacked plane sitting on a tarmack in IRAN or Pakistan is far preferable to a Malaysian pilot killing 239 in a kamikaze attack on some sharks in the Indian Ocean.

Instead the Malaysian PM is being dragged kicking and screaming by the incontrovertible facts down into the waters off Australia by his own suicidal pilot.

48 posted on 03/27/2014 11:44:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: the OlLine Rebel

there’s too much that doesn’t add up. The partial ping that shouldn’t have happened for example. Until we see wreckage, I don’t see how we can let our guards down, not after 9-11. You’re welcome to your theory but until I see wreckage, I’m erring on the side on national security.


49 posted on 03/27/2014 2:43:42 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: bryan999

Things under water are hard to find. It took 6 weeks to find the Challenger cockpit and it was filmed crashing. We still have an hour long window and a couple hundred mile circle for this plane, it will probably never be found.


50 posted on 03/27/2014 2:46:04 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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