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Why so much spent to find a plane?

By From page A11 | April 18, 2014

My condolences to the bereaved but the evening news reported that $44 million has been spent so far looking for a missing airplane that either crashed somewhere (and will eventually be found) or was abducted by aliens.

My thoughts are that this large amount of money would have been better spent on other causes like the homeless, education, crime control, health care, etc., etc. It mystifies me why so much money is being spent on an airline disaster.

Are our priorities that insane?

Lil Yee

Suisun City 

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  • The MisterApril 18, 2014 - 7:05 am

    Then possibly the Russians are right. A Russian newspaper says that intelligence sources report that MH370 was hijacked and flown to the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. The report says the plane landed on a road and has a broken wing, possibly from a hard landing. All the passengers survived and are on starvation rations. Still no third-party confirmation of this, but the international search effort hasn't found anything to disprove this report. Or maybe you're right, Lil, it was an alien abduction. That makes more sense.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 18, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Boeing's reputation is at stake. The Indonesians will claim ''the plane did it"! to try and minimize their legal exposure to the torrent of torts heading their way. The talk about alien abductions and flown to Pakistan needs to stop. Based on history, I believe a horrific crime occured----the pilot murdered all onboard like what happened with Egypt Air Flight 990 back in 1998. The Aussies are sanguine and hopeful they are going to find the aircraft and I am too! Too much is at stake for the flying public and the US manufacturer. ''Moderation in the pursuit of Justice is no virtue''. And Ms. Yee's letter? Madam, all our rotten government does is cater to endless unproductive social spending that isn't making our nation, culture, civilization and society better!

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  • LIsaApril 18, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Lil Yee, to use your own examples of where the money should go: 1. Homeless - If my husband and/or daughter were on that flight and survived some where else THEY ARE NOW HOMELESS. 2. Crime control - If my husband and/or daughter were on that flight and the perpetrators were caught, the money could be spent on CRIME CONTROL to prosecute the criminals who overtook the plane. 3. If my husband and/or daughter were on that flight and survived, the money could be spent on their HEALTH CARE, because I'm sure they are not well. 4. I'm not sure of your PRIORITIES, but mine are not INSANE if I step into the family member's shoes.

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