Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Malaysia Flight 17 'black box'

Recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 convey itemized data about the prior minutes it was shot down over Ukraine, yet specialists say the data is unrealistic to clarify why it went down.

A plane's cockpit-voice recorder and flight-information recorder are significant to any examination on the grounds that they offer the pilots' special viewpoint before an accident. A huge number of streams of data depict how the Boeing 777-200 was working before it lost power and went to pieces in the sky.

Be that as it may the recorders, nicknamed "secret elements," would have quit working soon as the Malaysia flight lost force from a rocket strike. The plane's frame and different parts could offer better hints about what kind of rocket harmed the plane and where.

Indeed thus, the recorders could report key focuses about how and where the plane was flying Thursday, alongside whether the pilots got any warnings.

Malaysia arranged with professional Russia aggressors in eastern Ukraine to acquire the recorders, which they got Monday.

Ukraine required the Netherlands, home to 193 from the 298 individuals murdered on the plane, to lead the examination concerning the accident.

"The Dutch agents make an exceptionally exhaustive showing, and I think they have a considerable measure of honesty," said Steve Marks, an aeronautics attorney at Podhurst Orseck in Miami who worked with them on an El Al payload crash close Amsterdam in 1992 and a Surinam Airways crash on a flight from Amsterdam in Suriname in 1989.

The U.s. National Transportation Safety Board declared Tuesday that a senior examiner acquainted with recorders will help download the voice and flight information.

Amid a late instructions, NTSB examiners said they would use a few days deciphering key bits of the flight from the voice recorder. Information will be looked at and could serve as the establishment for movement of the end of the flight.

Al Diehl, a previous NTSB agent, said the information recorder will give the authoritative confirmation about how high the plane was flying and whether it was heading along an affirmed way.

Ukrainian powers requested business planes to fly no less than 32,000 feet high, after A 26 military transport was shot down at 21,000 feet only three prior days the Malaysia flight. The Malaysia plane was allegedly flying at 33,000 feet.

"The one main problem that the recorders could uncover is whether the flying machine was beneath 32,000 feet," Diehl said. "Assuming this is the case, the Russian separatists are going to fight it was in the combat area."

Justin Green, a flying legal counselor at Kreindler & Kreindler, said the recorders won't be as imperative as discovering who approved the rocket shot and who pulled the trigger. Anyhow he said the voice recorder could demonstrate whether the pilots were cautioned before being shot down.

The recorder "will address the inquiry whether the agitators shot without actually posing any questions of the Malaysia air Flight 17 group," Green said.

Imprints was skeptical around a radio cautioning.

"I accept our administration would have grabbed any of these sorts of correspondences," Marks said. "That kind of data would have as of now been discharged, if there were that sort of caution."

The absence of caution turned into an issue when the U.s. War fleet cruiser Vincennes erroneously shot down an Iran Air flight with 290 individuals on board in 1988. The Navy issued radio warnings to the Airbus A300, which was mixed up for a F-14 contender, however on a channel the Iranian plane didn't get.

"In any event all things considered, they were attempting to caution that plane," Diehl said.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Judge Blocks Philadelphia's New Gun Laws from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A Philadelphia judge this morning temporarily blocked enforcement of a package of five gun-control laws enacted last week by City Council.

Common Pleas Court Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan also said that the order would remain in effect pending a further hearing April 28.

C. Scott Shields, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit for the National Rifle Association, said an emergency order was needed to allow city gun shops to know which guns they can sell.
The lawsuit was filed late Tuesday, just hours after District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham told City Council members that she believed the gun-control package was unconstitutional and that she would not enforce it.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Conservatism (Latin: conservare, "to retain") is a political and social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional institutions and supports, at most, minimal and gradual change in society. A person who follows the philosophies of conservatism is referred to as a traditionalist or conservative.

Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were". The first established use of the term in a political context was by François-René de Chateaubriand in 1819, following the French Revolution. The term, historically associated with right-wing politics, has since been used to describe a wide range of views.

Edmund Burke, an Anglo-Irish politician who served in the British House of Commons and opposed the French Revolution, is credited as one of the founders of conservativism in Great Britain. According to Hailsham, a former chairman of the British Conservative Party, "Conservatism is not so much a philosophy as an attitude, a constant force, performing a timeless function in the development of a free society, and corresponding to a deep and permanent requirement of human nature itself."

Sunday, 8 April 2007

The New Pyramid Builders

Good article by Edward Kline at Family Security Matters. In his piece he references the article by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld called America For Sale (see my previous post here).

Mr. Kline discusses how Saudi and other Arab ruling families are financing "the new pyramids" throughout the world. These include towers, high-rises, museums, etc. He notes that each one of these construction projects is government sponsored, but the government is the family-run oil oligarchies. And Americans help pay for these vain excesses in high gas and oil prices.

Their legislative bodies are purely artificial fictions beholden to ruling families. The only persons who have billions to invest in these new pyramids are those related or closely connected to those ruling families.

There is no doubt what the goal of the "new pyramid builders" is:
[They] seek to bury the corpse of the West in their own. No one should doubt that Islam - including its kings, emirs, princes, mullahs, imams, its billionaires, its countless mind-stunted manqués, and its homicidal killers - wishes to eviscerate the West, and especially the U.S.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Alan Keyes on Gun Rights and the Second Amendment

Good to see and hear Dr. Alan Keyes at the Gun Rights Rally in Harrisburg, PA today.

Listed below are a few quotes from Dr. Keyes in 2007 on gun rights and the Second Amendment. These quotes and many more from Dr. Keyes can be found here:

The gun control agenda is based on the view that ordinary citizens cannot be trusted to use the physical power of arms responsibly. But a people that cannot be trusted with guns cannot be trusted with the much more dangerous powers of self-government. The gun control agenda is thus an implicit denial of the human capacity for self-government and is tyrannical in principle.

I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms was included in the Bill of Rights so that when, by a long train of abuses, government evinces a methodical design upon our natural rights, we will have the means to protect and recover those rights.

In fact, if we make the judgment that our rights are being systematically violated, we have not merely the right, but the duty, to resist and overthrow the power responsible. That duty requires that we maintain the material capacity to resist tyranny, if necessary -- something that is very difficult to do if the government has all the weapons. A strong case can be made, therefore, that it is a fundamental DUTY of the free citizen to keep and bear arms.

PA Gun Rights Rally Recaps

More recaps on today's gun rights rally held in Harrisburg PA:

Gun Supporters Rally at State Capital


Gun Owners Rally at Capital

Some of Alan Keyes' comments from the rally:

"You cannot defend your life if you give up the means of that defense. If it is your right to stand in defense of your family and your home than you have the right and means to enable you to fufill that obligation."

"Owning firearms is integral to the "right of people to govern themselves. [And this era of terrorism should remind citizens they] can't delegate to government the responsibility for defense of our lives."

"At the end of the day sovereignty means, when push comes to shove, you are in charge."