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  • Venezuela is running out .. everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms

    05/31/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2016 | Osmary Hernandez
    Venezuela is running out of just about everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms -- you name it. ( Full title ). And over the weekend at least two large international airlines -- Lufthansa and LATAM -- said they will suspend service to Venezuela in the coming months due to the economic crisis. The widespread scarcities and fleeing businesses reflect a country in crisis. "There's a shortage of everything at some level," says Ricardo Cusanno, vice president of Venezuela's Chamber of Commerce. Cusanno says 85% of companies in Venezuela have halted production to some extent. Venezuela's economy is spiraling into...
  • Lufthansa reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

    03/18/2016 7:35:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | 03/18/2016
    The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at an altitude of 5,000 feet (152 metres) as the unmanned aircraft passed about 200 feet (61 meters) over the Lufthansa flight 14 miles (22.5 km) east of the airport, the FAA said. No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane, Lufthansa Flight 456, safely made its landing minutes later without further incident, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The FAA immediately alerted the Los Angeles Police Department's air support division, an LAPD spokesman said. The number of passengers...
  • Low fuel costs boost Lufthansa profits

    03/17/2016 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.03.2016 | [ng/hg (Reuters, AFP)]
    Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa posted a 55-percent jump in profits for 2015, benefiting from low oil prices. The result comes despite protracted industrial action by pilots and flight attendants throughout last year. Adjusted EBIT jumped by 55 percent to €1.8 billion ($2 billion) for the full year. Net profit came in at €1.7 billion, 30 times higher than in 2014. …
  • Is minimum height for pilots unfair to women? (Germany)

    02/18/2016 9:38:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | Feb. 18, 2016
    Is 162 centimetres metres (five feet three inches) too short for an aircraft pilot? Lufthansa regulations say that their crew must be at least 165 centimetres tall - but one applicant has now dragged them to Germany's highest labour court for discrimination.The young woman got through the first few rounds of the extremely tough application process for a coveted pilot position at Europe's biggest airline. Candidates must speak fluent English and German, be physically fit and mentally dependable. No standard minimum height And - one more thing - pilots must be between 165 and 198 centimetres tall. "That's to ensure...
  • Drama in "Lufthansa" the plane to fly to Belgrade, Jordanian forcibly tried to enter the cockpit

    12/06/2015 12:15:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    RTS (Serbia) ^ | 12-6-15 | unattributed
    Passengers, including a team of RK "Vojvodina", they managed to overcome a Jordanian with an American passport, which he tried to break into the cockpit, "Lufthansa" planes to fly Frankfurt - Belgrade. The plane landed safely and was taken over by Jordanian police. He was ordered detention for up to 48 hours for the criminal offense of causing general danger and was forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office for interrogation. Jordanian could not bring down the plane, but only to cause panic, told RTS penzionsani pilot Dragan Jovanovic.
  • Air France, Lufthansa stop Sinai overflights after Russia crash

    10/31/2015 12:22:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 10-31-2015 | AFP
    Paris (France) (AFP) - Air France and Lufthansa said Saturday they will stop flying over Egypt's Sinai peninsula after a Russian passenger plane went down in the area with the loss of all 224 people on board. The airlines said they were taking the measure as a precaution while the cause of the Russian crash was investigated. The Islamic State (IS) group affiliate in Egypt has said it downed the plane, without saying how, but Russia's transport minister said the claim "cannot be considered accurate" and an Egyptian security official said the plane did not crash because of an attack....
  • Brooklyn prepares for trial over Lufthansa heist featured in Goodfellas

    10/19/2015 1:50:58 PM PDT · by ETL · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 17, 2015
    Vincent Asaro, accused of receiving a cut of one of US history’s biggest cash thefts, was arrested last year after allegedly keeping his role secret for decades. For decades, prosecutors say, Vincent Asaro managed to keep hidden his role in an infamous mob heist that was immortalized in the hit movie Goodfellas. As he did so, others of his generation were locked up or died gangland deaths. A frail-looking Asaro finally emerged from the shadows after his arrest last year. He will go on trial on Monday on charges that he pocketed a cut of the $6m Lufthansa robbery at...
  • Another Germanwings pilot has given a powerful speech to comfort passengers

    04/03/2015 12:13:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | April 3, 2015 | Sinead O'Carroll
    Travelling by air makes many people very nervous and in the aftermath of a horrific incident, fears and tensions are heightened.
  • Russell Brand Blames Capitalism and Fox News for Germanwings Crash

    03/31/2015 10:57:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 77 replies
    Killer pilot Andeas Lubitz’s mental illness was caused by living in a capitalist society, Russell Brand has claimed. In his latest video, the activist comedian says that 50 percent of people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, asking: “Why is it happening all the time? Why are we living in the times of a mental illness plague?” The reason, he says, is Fox News. “The reason Fox News can’t be honest about what causes mental illness is that Fox News IS what causes mental illness. “Fox News are the propaganda machine of capitalism –...
  • Cell phone video reveals final moments inside cabin before deadly Germanwings crash

    03/31/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 3-31-2015 | CNN Wire
    Cell phone video found at the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash site reveals the sounds of passengers screaming in the moments before the March 24 crash, the French magazine Paris Match and the German tabloid newspaper Bild reported, citing a source close to the investigation. Both publications have issued descriptions of the video but have not published the video. “The scene was so chaotic that it was hard to identify people, but the sounds of the screaming passengers made it perfectly clear that they were aware of what was about to happen to them,” Paris Match reported. ” One can hear...
  • Andreas Lubitz's girlfriend Kathrin Goldbach 'is pregnant with Germanwings killer co-pilot's child'

    03/29/2015 4:35:19 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 68 replies
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 29 March 2015 | Jeremy Armstrong
    The devastated girlfriend of Germanwings killer co-pilo Andreas Lubitz is pregnant with his child, it emerged today. Secondary school teacher Kathrin Goldbach, who is in her 20s, left Germany in the aftermath of the crash which killed 150 people thinking her fiance was one of the victims. According to the German newspaper Bild, she arrived in France to find he had been the perpetrator of mass murder. It is believed that she told the pupils at the Gesamtschule in Krefeld, near Dusseldorf, where she works some time ago that she was 'going to be a mum'.
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Germanwings killer Andreas Lubitz 'trawled internet for suicide and sexual perversion websites'

    03/29/2015 5:30:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    Killer co-pilot Andres Lubitz trawled the internet for suicide websites in the months before the crash, it has been claimed. The 27-year-old also scoured the net for gay porn and ‘sexual perversions’ while apparently battling serious mental health conditions. The claims have come out after police began examining documents and a computer recovered from his flat in Dusseldorf – the same one where torn up sick notes were discovered. -excerpt- The co-pilot, who it is thought was suffering from severe depression and fears that he was losing his eyesight... -excerpt- Lubitz was also fearful of having his pay cut as...
  • Report: Lubitz tweeted "A Germany in which religious feelings have more rights than the meaning of

    03/28/2015 10:03:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/28/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane who deliberately crashed in the Alps on Tuesday killing 150 people, retweeted (actually looks more like shared on Facebook) the photo above, with the caption "A Germany in which religious feelings have more rights than the meaning of freedom - is not my Germany." (Hat Tip: Mike K). And the New York Times reported on Friday that Lubitz "lived, at least part time, with his parents. Mr. Lubitz’s mother was an organist at a Protestant church near the town center.” Mike K adds: Here is the sad, but probably true story....
  • Pilot Andreas Lubitz 'planned to marry teacher GF but she broke off before Alps crash' [trunc]

    03/28/2015 7:39:07 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/28/15 | By Ian Gallagher and Allan Hall In Montabaur, Germany For The Mail On Sunday and Stephanie Linning f
    Killer pilot Andreas Lubitz once planned to marry his long-term girlfriend but she broke off the relationship because his Jekyll and Hyde personality left her fearing for her safety, it was claimed. The woman, named for the first time as teacher Kathrin Goldbach, is understood to have called time on Lubitz's increasingly erratic and controlling behaviour just weeks before the Germanwings crash. Reports emerged that police searching the pilot's flat had found a 'small mountain of pills' and he had apparently been refusing to take his antidepressants medication.
  • 'Open the goddamn door!': Desperate final pleas of Germanwings captain emerge

    03/28/2015 7:56:05 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/28/15 | Allan Hall
    In the plane, the automatic alarm signal ‘Sink Rate’ sounds almost at the same time, according to the voice recorder. Shortly afterwards there is a loud bang, which sounds like someone trying to enter the cockpit. Sondheimer yells: ‘For God’s sake, open the door!’ In the background, passengers can be heard screaming. At 10.35am ‘loud, metallic banging against the cockpit door’ is heard again, according to the French authorities. The jet is still 7,000ft above the ground. About 90 seconds later there is a new warning message – ‘Ground! Pull up! Pull up!’ The pilot is heard shouting: ‘Open the...
  • Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer'

    03/27/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | Jay Akbar
    Germanwings pilot behaved like a 'mass spree-killer': Psychologist says Lubitz acted like a 'US school shooter' who commits atrocity then kills himself Andreas Lubitz locked pilot from cockpit before calmly crashing the plane Behaviour suggests he had a plan and executed, a psychologist has said Compared it to type of people who go on 'mass killing sprees in schools' Co-pilot who downed the A320 postponed his training due to 'depression' Reveals 'psychological weakness' according to Professor Craig Jackson Lubitz 'deliberately' brought the plane down in French Alps and killed 150 By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Updated 27 March 2015 The...
  • Pamela Geller Has Co-Pilot's FB Page WITH Arabic Background

    03/27/2015 6:25:40 AM PDT · by bboop · 44 replies
    Atlas Shrugged ^ | March 26, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Go to article, please. It is long but at the bottom is the FB page I originally saw, with 'Congratulations to our Holy Martyr.' I trust Pamela Geller - seems solid enough. I am gathering data on this, because I think Islam is the missing link in this crash. This is some of the data I've seen on it. Sorry, too early to post body of thread with minimal computer skills.
  • Germanwings Pilot Facebook Page - repost please

    03/27/2015 6:11:00 AM PDT · by bboop · 17 replies
    self ^ | March 27 | self
    Yesterday someone posted a Facebook page of Andreas Lubitz with that photo of him by the Golden Gate bridge -AND some jihadist stuff in French above that. Can you please post that again?
  • I'm planning heinous act remembered forever Killer pilot's ex girlfriend (yep gay)

    03/28/2015 6:26:32 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/2015 | david williams ,sam marsden,tom kelly
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3015504/I-m-planning-heinous-act-remembered-forever-Killer-pilot-s-ex-girlfriend-says-shared-chilling-prophecy-Alps-crash-woke-nightmares-shouting-going-down.html