Ethiopian Airlines crash

Susan1

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I suppose he would offer thoughts and prayers if it was in a red state. However, the moron-in-chief:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mit-computer-scientists-troll-donald-175806701.html

"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly," President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are needed, and the complexity creates danger. All this cost for very little gain."

And a previous gem mentioned on

https://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/trump-airs-doubts-about-airplane-tech-amid-boeing-crashes

"I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly," then-President-elect Trump said in December 2016, addressing reporters from his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. "The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. We have speed -- we have a lot of other things, but I'm not sure we have the kind the security we need."

Can he even work a door knob?
Good grief - at the bottom of the same story on the “Market Watch” website, it has

"A daily email summary of everything President Trump did today. Called “Trump Today.

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I’ve got enough stroke inducing problems. I think I’ll pass. Why isn't there a vomit emoji in the age of trump?
 

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I found it shocking that the "safety" device needed was an "extra" to the "base model" of the plane?

What was Boeing thinking - and what was the purchaser thinking? Both of them...……I would prefer the airline say "Look, if you want pay X amount for a ticket, we have the deal for you! Go on "airplane base model" for cheap! If you are willing to pay X + Y for a ticket, then we can put you on the full model including the safety attributes."

Really!? I would like to assume that the airline would only offer safe planes and charge what they need to charge to be a profitable business. People then can decide whether to fly safely or stay grounded until they save up enough to fly safely? Why would Boeing agree to a purchasing company to not opt for a safety device when the risk of them (Boeing) going bankrupt due to lawsuits following a crash are high?

Sorry, rambling but this was so preventable (as 100% of such mishaps usually are).
 

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