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1ClassyLady 68F
3120 posts
3/17/2019 2:08 am
Recent two tragedies - in Ethiopia and New Zealand

Ethiopian's deadliest airline crash occurred on Sunday, March 10, 2019, when a Boeing 737 MAX 8, barely four months old, crashed shortly after takeoff en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi; all 157 people on board perished.

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner faced an emergency almost immediately after takeoff from Addis Ababa, requesting permission in a panicky voice to return after three minutes as the aircraft accelerated to abnormal speed, a person who reviewed air traffic communications said Thursday.

“Break break, request back to home,” the captain told air traffic controllers as they scrambled to divert two other flights approaching the airport. “Request vector for landing.”

Controllers also observed that the aircraft, a new Boeing 737 Max 8, was oscillating up and down by hundreds of feet — a sign that something was extraordinarily wrong.

President Trump announced on March 13, 2019 that all Boeing 373 Max 8 will be grounded from the whole world till the investigation and safety of the plane to be sure. All the airline companies have to rearrange the flights schedule and delay.
New Zealand mosque shooting on Friday, March 15, 2019
50 dead in terror attack at New Zealand mosques.
The shooter Brenton Tarrant has been charged with murder for the attack on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, according to New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Bush said at a press conference Sunday that others had been arrested but that police did not believe they were involved in the attack.

“I will not be saying anything conclusive until we are absolutely convinced as to how many people were involved, but we hope to be able to give that advice over the next few days,” Bush added.

Two other people were apprehended, Bush said, and police seized a firearm from them. The woman was released without charge, while the other man was charged with firearms offenses.

One additional man was also arrested in the aftermath of the shooting, but police said they don't believe he was involved in the attack either. Bush said the man was helping get to safety but that he armed himself, "which is not the right approach."

Trump says he does not think white nationalism is a rising global threat. Trump again punts on white supremacy after New Zealand attacks. Trump downplays threat of white nationalism after New Zealand shootings.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
3/25/2019 12:15 pm

    Quoting  :

There are many women presidential candidates in Democrat for 2020 election.

When I traveled to Italy last year, I was alone in a hotel room from Oct 15 to Nov 5, 2018 in Tuscany and Rome. Then a Caucasian woman roommate has been arranged to stay in same room in Sicily from Nov 5 to Nov 19. 2018. Oh my gush, she snored, coughed, opened all window and patio door, and shouted to me "Obama is NOT a good president, Hillary Clinton is a criminal and she should be locked up in jail. Trump is a good president, he will "make America great again". I said "I am a Democrat". She shut up. She lives in Sacramento. In the same state with me, but has so different opinions. I didn't talk much to her. She walked with her Sacramento friend during the day, I walked with other people. Her loud snore and coughs made me sleepless many nights. After the trip is over, I called the agency that I won't roommate with any woman in the future.

California is Democrat state, she voted for Trump won't make a difference.

My female Caucasian woman roommate with Lisa during my Australia and New Zealand trip in Feb 2015 is a much nicer woman. She walked with me during the day took pictures together. Lisa lives in Minnesota state, we get along fine for 13 days and 16 days.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
3/20/2019 8:21 pm

    Quoting  :

We are living in a turbulent world. Too many sad tragedies.

The Australian killer committed a heinous crime in a peaceful country, New Zealand.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
3/18/2019 8:16 am

    Quoting oldghost32:
    We almost all have this disgust about such beastly 'humans'
    But sadly there are also many people who are just beastly like this. Incomprehensible!

That Australian bastard even video recorded his crime and posted on FaceBook "real time" online. New Zealand is a quiet and peaceful country. That White Supremacist even showed his fingers for the sign of White Nationalist at courthouse in NZ.

I hope NZ has Death Penalty for him. (I just Googled NZ doesn't have Death Penalty). NZ Prime minister promised to tighter the gun laws. I don't like gun or any kind of weapon. I don't intend to own one.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
3/18/2019 4:52 am

Do you know why the FaceBook stock sharply plummeted on Friday, March 15?
Because the shooter Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand posted "real time" online on his FaceBook for his shooting two mosques. New Zealand time is about 20 hours ahead of California time (17 hours ahead of New York time), so the shooting in NZ already happened when Wall Street started the day on Friday morning before opening. FaceBook stock price dropped to $162.51. It took long for FaceBook to take down that horrible "real time" shooting video, the investors dumped this stock. Other social media stocks i.e. Google also went down as well for the same group.

Ethiopia Airline crash bought down Boeing stock sharply on Monday, 3/11.
The New Zealand mosque shooting brought FaceBook stock down sharply on Friday, 3/15.

My banker friend is a "buy and holder", he has the money to hold stocks very long term. I am a swing trader. I bought stock when its RSI (Relative Strength Indicator) is under 30, sold the stock when RSI is over 70. Most of the time, the banker is right, but sometimes I am right.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
3/18/2019 3:33 am

If you ever read my previous blogs, you would know that I like Boeing stock. I mentioned that Boeing is the "Cash Cow" for U.S.A. There are only two airplane manufacturer companies in the world. During the "tariff trade war", I thought China will buy Boeing planes to calm down Trump's increase tariff.

I bought Boeing stock for $314 and it dropped to $292.50 on Christmas Eve, when almost every stock fell to the worst time. I have held Boeing stock and sold at $405.50. However it went up to $446. I just sat in front of my computer and saw the price went up and I already sold Boeing. Anyway, I made the good profits.

However, Ethiopia Airline crashed on March 10, Sunday, and on Monday the Boeing stock "gap down" to $365.55 at opening. Trump announced on Wednesday, March 13th, that Boeing 737 MAX 8 will be grounded in whole world. Boeing dropped even more to $363.33. You can see that stock market is so unpredictable and treacherous. The Wall Street investors are saying "China might postpone to buy Boeing planes" or use as a excuse to negotiate on "tariff trade war".

I remember when Trump team was in Europe to have a meeting with Xi team, U.S. former President George H.W. Bush passed away, so Trump could fly back for the funeral. Both U.S. and China agreed to postpone 90 days of the increase tariff date to be March 1st. Then they postpone again to the end of March. Now Ethiopia plane crashed, I think the "trade war" could be delay even further. It probably will take long time for investigation of Boeing aircraft failure. From what I read from news and news that Boeing added some new device in brand new 737 MAX 8 and didn't let pilots know and train them properly. The "Lion Air Flight" nosedived in Indonesia on Oct 29, 2018 killed 189 people was Boeing 737 MAX 8 new plane. Too many similarities of same model aircraft crash cause suspicious of same failure.

Honesty is the best policy.

1ClassyLady 68F
3289 posts
3/17/2019 2:34 am

My heart is saddened by these two tragedies, so I don't want to attach any graphic picture here.

You know I like to travel abroad and the airplane safety is a major concern. So far, we don't know the tragedy was due to Boeing mechanical problem or pilot's mistake. By the way, a Malaysia airline has mysterious disappeared 5 years ago and still nobody found that plane.
If you have read my blogs, you know I have been to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for 16 days. I have very good impression for New Zealand that is a peaceful, tranquility, safe country. There are more sheep than human population. A beautiful country, peace, quiet and clean country. I almost want to live there.

I felt furious when the breaking news said there is a White Supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim carried machine guns to shoot people at two mosques, killed 50 people and wounded many dozens. It destroyed my image of New Zealand completely.

Honesty is the best policy.