Friday, November 28, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Why so much spent to find a plane?

Web_OurView_YourView

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 

Letter to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 3 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 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.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
Solano Turkey Trot draws 2,600 to college

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Il Fiorello schedules olive milling day

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

Early Black Friday shoppers take advantage of deals

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Eagle Scout project adds floating docks at Rockville Park

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
.

US / World

‘Guardian angel,’ community join to give man home

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Tons of marijuana seized in Central California

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 4 Comments

 
Gorilla death prompts San Francisco Zoo changes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Health agents still unpaid after plan’s rollout

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
California Burger King employee finds $100,000

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Researchers discover ‘pre-cancers’ in blood

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Families asked to host visitors for pope’s US trip

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
35 arrested in Oakland after protest march

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

 
For some, location of Brown’s hands irrelevant

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Small quake rattles California wine country

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

.

Living

Today in History: Nov. 28, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Nov. 28, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Movies just another course on Thanksgiving

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Poor health is no excuse for not behaving like a caring person

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

Horoscope for Nov. 28, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

 
.

Entertainment

Week in preview: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Singer John Mayer among ‘Late Late Show’ subs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ doesn’t work

By Jake Coyle | From Page: B2

 
Review: ‘Madagascar’ spin-off hatches family fun

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Prison theater transforms Colombian inmates

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Talking songs with She & Him

By Kim Durbin | From Page: B3

Entertainment calendar Nov. 28, 2014

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B4

 
Cosby testimony describes accuser’s spiked story

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

.

Sports

College notebook: Many happy returns for Arizona’s Bondurant

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Sherman’s big night leads Seattle past 49ers again

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7, 1 Comment | Gallery

Rookie quarterback Carr is Raiders’ silver lining

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Johnson shines in Detroit’s 34-17 win over Chicago

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
No. 9 UCLA must overcome Stanford for Pac-12 title

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

Signups for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B10

 
.

Business

Kia’s ‘Soulful’ first electric car

By Ann M. Job | From Page: C1

 
Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

.

Obituaries

 
Deanna L. Haines

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Esther Ringler

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9