A good rant is cathartic. Ranting is what keeps me sane. They always come from a different place. Take the prime minister, for example. Sometimes when I rant about him, I am angry; other times, I am just severely annoyed - it's an important distinction. - Rick Mercer
I just had a thought - imagine that some terror group has hijacked the plane and landed it somewhere, and are keeping the passengers and crew as prisoners. Could be that the pilots were in on it, keeping everybody calm and away from their mobile phones by giving some bullshit explanation as to why they had to turn and land elsewhere. The terror group keeps the plane and the prisoners quietly hidden away for some time, and then they load the plane with people, take off, and aim it at their target of choice. Imagine the absolute uproar if the nation under threat decided to shoot the plane down...
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
C. S. Lewis has a good quote about this, in a passage about faith and reason -- I was just reading it the other day. Here it is:
". . . My reason is perfectly convinced by good evidence that anaesthetics do not smother me and that properly trained surgeons do not start operating until I am unconscious. But that does not alter the fact that when they have me down on the table and clap their horrible mask over my face, a mere childish panic begins inside me. I start thinking I am going to choke, and I am afraid they will start cutting me up before I am properly under. In other words, I lose my faith in anaesthetics. It is not reason that is taking away my faith: on the contrary, my faith is based on reason. It is my imagination and emotions. The battle is between faith and reason on one side and emotion and imagination on the other."
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
Old, lonely, pathos-hungry, and extremely gullible
Christopher Hayes @chrislhayes 46m
This is the most compelling hypothesis for flight MH #370. Or at least, to me, the clearest way to think about it: http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...-a-zombie.html …
CNN now reporting that there is credible information that objects from the plane have been found in the Indian Ocean (Australian news agencies). Hope this isn't a false alarm...
I'm seeing that story, too, and our local news reported it as well. Possible objects seen on satellite, something like that.
Give me one more quiet night, before this loud morning gets it right, and does me in.