The Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic killing 228 may have stalled after pilots slowed down too much as they encountered turbulence, new information suggests.
Airbus is to send advice on flying in storms to operators of its A330 jets, Le Monde reported today. It would remind crews of the need to maintain adequate thrust from the engines and the correct attitude, or angle of flight, when entering heavy turbulence.
Pilots slow down aircraft when entering stormy zones of the type encountered by Air France Flight 447 early on Monday as it was flying from Rio to Paris.
Jean Serrat, a retired airline pilot, told Agence-France Presse: “If the BEA [accident investigation bureau] is making a recommendation so early, it is because they know very well what happened. If they know what happened, they have a duty to make a recommendation, for safety reasons … The first thing you do when you fly into turbulence is to reduce speed to counter its effects. If you reduce speed too much you stall.”
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Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said the world’s largest software company would move some employees offshore if Congress enacts President Barack Obama’s plans to impose higher taxes on U.S. companies’ foreign profits.
“It makes U.S. jobs more expensive,” Ballmer said in an interview. “We’re better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the U.S. as opposed to keeping them inside the U.S.”
Okay…. let’s see if I get this straight. If I buy a Microsoft product here in the Netherlands, I’m making your US workers more expensive for you, right?
That means I’ve been helping Microsoft keep their US employees as cheap as possible for quite some time now!
A little more than a decade ago, researchers at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum decided to create an encyclopedia of concentration camps. They assumed the finished work would be massive, featuring a staggering 5,000 to 7,000 camps and ghettos.
They underestimated by 15,000.
Their ultimate count of more than 20,000 camps — which they reached after a year of research — is far more than most scholars had known existed and might reshape public understanding of the scope of the Holocaust itself.
“What’s going to happen is that the mental universe of how scholars operate is going to change,” said Steven Katz, director of Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. “Instead of thinking of main death camps, people are going to understand that this was a continent-wide phenomenon.”
Shapiro says that the sheer number of camps may end one of the lingering protestations surrounding the Holocaust — that ordinary people knew nothing of the killing underway in their locales. “In most towns, there was some sort of prison, or holding area or place where people were victimized,” Shapiro says. “Think about what this means. For anyone who thinks this took place out of sight of the average person, this shatters that mythology. There was one Auschwitz. There was one Treblinka. But there were 20,000 other camps spread through the rest of Europe.”
The average person didn’t want to know. And so they didn’t. If you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you, so most people avoided looking altogether.
Dear Pastor Harlow,
I’ll admit it I’m ashamed that so many of us in the compelled birth movement have been slow to target another abortion provider so soon after Dr. Tiller’s assassination. I guess we’re just a little too afraid of being accused of inciting murder. But thank God one of your parishioners is made of stronger stuff. Jill Stanek couldn’t even wait until Tiller’s family had laid him to rest before announcing the next target, Dr. LeRoy Carhart. It’s no wonder she’s recognized as a national leader of the compelled birth movement.
And I have to say, she’s assembled a fantastic intelligence dossier on him, complete with photos of his clinic and links to a page listing his home and work addresses as well as photos of his wife and daughter. Lord knows, that’s the kind of information the shooters will need.
I have to wonder, however, if you’re giving her as much help as she deserves. I mean, hey, she’s providing a lot of free publicity for your church, I think the least you could do is offer to hold a rifle blessing service in her honor.