Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #12016 on: Jan 4th, 2015, 10:20am »
GOOD MORNING ALL
After crash, girl walks through woods to safety
By BRUCE SCHREINER Jan. 4, 2015 6:46 AM EST
KUTTAWA, Ky. (AP) — When the small plane crashed into the woods, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler called out to her family. No one responded.
She thought they might be knocked out, or possibly dead. Either way, police said, she knew she needed to get help.
So, bleeding and alone, Sailor, dressed in a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and one sock, walked about a mile in near-freezing temperatures through thick briar patches and woods before she found Larry Wilkins' home. She knocked on the door, and he answered to find a thin, black-haired girl, whimpering and trembling.
"She literally fell out of the sky into a dark hole and didn't have anybody but her own will to live and get help for her family," Kentucky Police Lt. Brent White said. "Absolutely amazing."
Wilkins said the girl had a "bloody nose, bloody arms, bloody legs, one sock, no shoes, crying."
"She told me that her mom and dad were dead, and she had been in a plane crash, and the plane was upside down," Wilkins said.
Federal Aviation Administration officials arrived at the crash scene Saturday to try to determine why the small Piper PA-34 crashed on Friday evening, killing four people, including the girl's parents, Marty Gutzler, 48, and his wife, Kimberly Gutzler, 46, authorities said.
Also killed were Sailor's sister Piper Gutzler, 9; and cousin Sierra Wilder, 14. All were from Nashville, Illinois.
The plane reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers around 5:55 p.m. CST, authorities said. Controllers tried to direct the pilot to an airport 5 to 7 miles from the crash scene.
About 40 minutes later, 911 dispatchers received a call from Wilkins.
Wilkins said he brought the girl inside, got a washcloth and "washed her little face off and her legs."
"Brave little girl, outstanding little girl," he said. "I feel real bad for her."
The girl had a broken wrist, but was coherent and calm when interviewed by authorities, White said.
White and Wilkins both described the terrain she walked through as heavily wooded with thick brush. White said the girl traversed two embankments, a hill and a creek bed. Wilkins said the temperatures were below 40 degrees when the girl showed up at his door.
The girl was treated at a hospital and released to a relative, police said.
In Nashville, a man stepped outside the family's white, split-level home on Saturday and politely waved off a reporter.
"Not now," he said, his head lowered, before he stepped back inside.
Neighbors said Marty and Kim Gutzler had lifelong roots in the largely rural southern Illinois town about 50 miles east of St. Louis.
Marty ran the furniture store that his father started, and the couple was well-known and well-liked, said neighbor Carla Povolish.
With two basketball hoops in the driveway, the Gutzlers' home was the center of neighborhood fun on a block full of children.
"All the kids in the neighborhood are just so upset about this," she said.
Povolish said the two sisters — Sailor and Piper — were together constantly.
"That's what's going to be so devastating for the little one," she said.
The FAA said late Friday that the plane had taken off from Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida, and was bound for Mount Vernon, Illinois. Sailor told police the family had been to Key West, Florida.
Attorney Kent Plotner, who was serving as family spokesman, said the Gutzler family was devastated.
"We ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time. Please pray for us, especially for Sailor Gutzler," the family said in a statement.
AP reporter Jim Suhr contributed from Nashville, Illinois. Adrian Sainz reported from Memphis, Tennessee.
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #12019 on: Jan 4th, 2015, 11:12pm »
Ok everyone Listen Up. If you want to start your year right then you learn the wisdom of the Ant From a Poster at ZH
GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT.
Same story but Two Different Versions ..... Two Different Morals
OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
NEW VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food…America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green..'
ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome. Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake.
President condemns the ant and blames previous opposition government for the grasshopper's plight. Politicians exclaim in interview that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize and ramshackle the once prosperous and peaceful neighborhood.
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #12022 on: Jan 5th, 2015, 12:19pm »
The Flying Hospital That Rushes Wounded Soldiers to Safety
By Annie Sneed 01.05.15 | 5:45 am
The key to getting a wounded soldier from a battlefield to a hospital is stabilization—holding off the damage done by bullet or bomb for long enough to get to surgery. So faster evacuation is always better. Now the hospital can actually meet the injured partway—in the form of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, transformed into a flying triage unit. On board, doctors stabilize, monitor, and treat soldiers with high-level care so they make it safely home.
Stable patients go to the ward (pictured), which can accommodate dozens of patients in stacked, bunk-bed-like pallets.
If an unstable patient needs to avoid turbulence, the medical teams use noise-canceling headsets to discuss route adjustments with the aircrew. They can also request an altitude change to alter cabin pressure if, say, air trapped inside a patient’s body might expand and damage tissue.
Patients enter the C-17 through the back of the cargo hold, where medics stabilize them using resuscitation, intubation, and tourniquets. Then they assign them to the other medical teams (there are three!) for in-flight follow-up.
If a patient begins to decline rapidly during flight, doctors can insert chest drainage tubes and make emergency airway incisions. The operating room is equipped for abdominal surgery and open-heart massages too, though nobody has needed them yet.
Burn victims need to stay warm to avoid hypothermia. Eighty-four strip heaters warm the floor panels from below, helping the flight crew crank the cabin temperature as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
BUBBA AND THE PALM BEACH PEDOPHILE CLINTON HAD 20 PHONE NUMBERS
Tales of orgies and young girls being shipped to the island, called Little St. James, have been revealed as part of an ongoing lawsuit between Epstein and his former lawyers Scott Rothstein and Bradley Edwards. It is unclear what the basis of the suit is, but they go on to call witness testimony from some of the frequent guests at Epstein's island to talk about the wild parties that were held there in the early 2000s. Convicted: Epstein was investigated in 2005 after a woman reported that he paid her 14-year-old daughter for sex +6 Convicted: Epstein was investigated in 2005 after a woman reported that he paid her 14-year-old daughter for sex Flight logs pinpoint Clinton's trips on Epstein's jet between the years 2002 and 2005, while he was working on his philanthropic post-presidential career and while his wife Hillary was a Senator for their adopted state of New York. 'I remember asking Jeffrey what's Bill Clinton doing here kind fo thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor,' one unidentified woman said in the lawsuit, which was filed in Palm Beach Circuit Court. The woman went on to say how orgies were a regular occurrence and she recalled two young girls from New York who were always seen around the five-house compound but their personal backstories were never revealed. At least one woman on the compound was there unwillingly, as the suit identifies a woman as Jane Doe 102. She 'was forced to live as one of Epstein's underage sex slaves for years and was forced to have sex with... politicians, businessmen, royalty, academicians, etc,' the lawsuit says according to The Enquirer. Epstein's sexual exploits have been documented since 2005, when a woman in Palm Beach contacted police saying that her 14-year-old daughter had been paid $300 to massage him and then have sex. The claim prompted a nearly year-long investigation that led to the eventual charge of soliciting prostitution which came as part of a plea deal. He spent 13 months of a 18-month sentence in jail and remains a registered sex offender.
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Zetar, our numbers are no secret. Watchers Voyeurs and peeping Toms love a good show and we few humble patrons of the UCB Cafe should put on the best gosh darn performances we can( rated for mature audiences only of course.) Things are not going well at the CasaBlanca Cafe, as they have not learned to use the chess sets we sent them and the rumor mill reports claim they said that's not fair! and some are questioning all that investment in perception management, and truth be told , key analysts have left because they cannot handle the humongous excel spreadsheets being generated. No Mas! No Mas!
A peculiar effect when you watch both the gif and the youtube..Its like the gen is listening on the White house meeting. Stellar gif by the way.
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Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #12028 on: Jan 5th, 2015, 11:37pm »
As a sidenote to the vitriol fueling justification for torture with particular focus on Islam, we can visit recent AirAsia crash as an example. about a third of the victims were Christian, followed by Muslims and Buddhists. This in a country where the vast Majority are ar Muslim. I was struck by something perhaps captured best by a poster Enola Gay on the Professional Pilots Rumour Network. I could not have expressed it better my self.
Everyone involved is dressed immaculately in starched and pressed uniform, polished boots, body bags handled swiftly with humility, lines of guards of honour saluting makeshift coffins. There are traditional floral tributes on every coffin even though the occupant is only a number.
This is humanity and respect for fellow man at its very best in a country which has had more than its share of ethnic conflict over the last 20 years. Most of the victims are ethnic Chinese, and many are Christians. The recovery teams seem to be mostly ethnic Indo-Malay folk who are probably Muslims.
I am full of admiration for this respect, when compared with the contempt shown by so-called Europeans in the East of Ukraine for the victims of MH 17, many of whom were left to rot in turnip fields and only slung into a refrigerated rail truck by unkempt militia after days of doing nothing.
It takes events like these where not all the news is under our control, and pushing some political or corporate military agenda, that the real picture, a hopeful picture emerges. and our fear disippates, and then and only then can reason prevail, and we gather the courage to wage peace and protect such a people. The cycle Killing and dying is easy..waging life will be the true test of our civilization..the former will surely be our end.
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Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #12029 on: Jan 6th, 2015, 10:01am »
GOOD MORNING FELLOW CASEBOOKERS
SpaceX calls off launch to space station at last minute
By MARCIA DUNN Jan. 6, 2015 7:07 AM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble.
The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining. The soonest SpaceX can try again is Friday morning, provided it can fix the problem by then.
SpaceX officials said one of two motors needed for rocket thrust steering of the second stage failed to operate as expected. If controllers had not aborted the launch, computers likely would have done so closer to flight time, officials said.
The Dragon capsule aboard the rocket contains more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments ordered up by NASA. That's the primary objective for SpaceX. But the California-based company plans to attempt an even more extraordinary feat once the Dragon is on its way: flying the booster rocket to a platform in the Atlantic. No one has ever pulled off such a touchdown.
SpaceX's billionaire founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said recovering and reusing rockets could speed up launches and drive down costs.
The delivery was supposed to occur before Christmas, but was delayed because of a flawed test firing of the rocket engines. The test was repeated successfully, paving the way for Tuesday's try.
NASA's last contracted shipment ended in an explosion seconds after the October liftoff from Virginia. That company — Orbital Sciences Corp. — has grounded its rocket fleet until next year. Researchers scrambled to get replacement experiments and equipment on this Dragon flight.