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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Do you want my opinion?

I believe the plane has safely landed at some remote, predetermined location. I also believe all the passengers are dead. The perps want the plane for something other than a means of collecting hostages or dumping the plane in the ocean.

In my opinion the masterminds and pilots did a masterful job of sending everyone on a wild goose chase with false leads. The searchers are like a bunch of Keystone Cops searching in all the wrong places - although they had no other choice.

I believe the plane will be re-painted, given a new legitimate identity, filled with explosives (possibly nucs), re-fueled, and then crashed into something BIG.

That has been my thinking almost from the beginning.

This has all the makings of a Tom Clancy novel.

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:52 pm

Uff da!

But, you two make a realistic argument. Someone posted on facebook that her dad (also based on his working knowledge) speculates the plane, including any wreckage could have evaporated in some kind of nuclear incident (but my husband doubts it because something like that would have registered on monitors).

As I wrote, I love a good mystery, but not these real life ones, involving the potential deaths of innocent people.
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:11 pm

A nuclear incident of enough size to vaporize a large plane would have been "seen" by radiation detection equipment located worldwide.

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Postby BettyDee » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:46 pm

Wow, interesting theory. Who knows? Could hold water. I've read another opinion or two claiming nukes might have been involved.

As far as my dilemma, still trying to get my Faylene, my MC, to talk to me. She's not really big on mysteries; more like she just tries to stay out of "situations", usually not of her own making. She's a smart, small town Texas gal who seems to have a bunch of people who make trouble for her, although not always deliberately. Will see what she says in the next couple of days. I've given her an ultimatum: talk to me by Monday, or I'm moving to another project, at least temporarily. :wink:
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Postby deejay » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:11 pm

The Malaysian authorities have just announced they knew about this disappearance, everything they're just finding out now, from the moment it happened. I remember the Watergate years, and this sounds like a government cover-up. What's really going on? Are the passengers being held for ransom, but the hijackers waiting for the right opportunity? There's lots of little islands in that area; perhaps it landed on one of them? Only time will tell.

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Postby BeachGrandma » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:14 am


I know one thing with absolute certainty: This gal will not be boarding any plane, anywhere, at any time in the foreseeable future and beyond.
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Postby ready2go » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:33 pm

BeachGrandma wrote:
I know one thing with absolute certainty: This gal will not be boarding any plane, anywhere, at any time in the foreseeable future and beyond.


I have flown more times than I can remember all over this country and beyond for both business and vacations. During those years there were at least two hair-raising flights that I won't soon forget, but I kept flying.

However, I haven't boarded a plane for the past 10 years. The way things are going these days, if I can't walk there, drive, ride a buss or train, then, I'm not going...period!

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:35 pm

I've been thinking again....

#1 - Did you ever notice when a TV news anchor says they have new details concerning "blah-blah-blah"....that often times it's nothing more than a re-wording of what was said the day before? :?

#2 - On TV today, a massive 12' alligator at a zoo was shown swallowing huge chunks of raw chicken tossed into its mouth by a zoo keeper. I was wondering...aren't they concerned that the alligator might get sick with Salmonella or e-coli from eating un-cooked chicken? :lol:

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Postby RiversidePeace » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:57 am

Well, Norm and I landed safely back in Sydney late today after a beautiful 4 days stay in Tasmania, Australia's island state. We were only able to visit the small southeast corner and even then we didn't see everything there that it had to offer. On our return to the motel on Seven Mile Beach from Port Arthur yesterday, Norm promptly re-booked for another 3 days in May. So, I guess we'll be flying again.

I can't believe how many pages you lot have chatted during the time I was away. The internet reception was very poor because of the isolation of the motel but we didn't actually feel as though we needed the internet. Sigh…We could have stayed another week.

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Postby BettyDee » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:19 pm

Don, when we were in Costa Rica, we took a jungle river cruise. They fed whole raw chickens to the crocodiles. They enticed the crocs up alongside the boat with them; a little too close for me. The little white faced monkeys were fun, though. They came down out of the trees and boarded the boat so we could feed them bananas. One got on Don's arm and wouldn't get off. LOL!

Chrissy, your vacations sounds wonderful. I would love to see Australia. Any or all of it.

My MC is finally speaking to me, so guess I better go write down what she is saying. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. Y'all behave.
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Postby ready2go » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:47 am

Have you ever done anything repeatedly for a long time that took some effort each time, but then, had a "DUH" moment when you realized it could be done much easier?

I had such a moment yesterday.

Here's the deal. I couple of years ago I decided to hang a low wattage light bulb in my garage that would remain lit 24/7/365. I attached a bulb to a heavy extension cord and draped it over a garage ceiling joist. I wrapped the rest of the cord around the joist several times to take up slack, then, plugged it into the outlet that powers my door opener.

However, the bulb burned out every 2-3 months (made in China stuff, ya know) and needed changing. I would drag out my step ladder, climb up there, change the bulb, and put the ladder away.

Well, the bulb burned out yesterday. On my way to get the ladder, the "DUH" moment suddenly hit me. I realized that if I simply un-wrapped the cord from the joist a couple of turns, the bulb would be low enough that a step ladder would not be needed. "DUH"!!!

Now, I'm wondering why it took 2 years for that information to upload from my brain. :?

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Postby Edy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:58 am

Oh, yes, Don! I have those every once in awhile.

Earlier this week I saw something on This Old House. They were demonstrating making use of old hose reels for storing heavy duty extension cords. Instead of starting at one end of the cord and rolling to the other end, the fellow determined the middle of the cord. He looped and hooked it to the reel, and rolled up the doubled cord completely. NOW, he had both ends of the cord available to use, and would only have to unroll as much or as little of the cord as required.

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Postby deejay » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:11 pm

Crocodiles and alligators have such strong digestive acid any germ would be completely destroyed. My dad used to buy the paperback versions of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, and I remember one said that a croc or gator's stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve iron spear heads. Besides, they eat whole raw critters all the time.

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Postby BeachGrandma » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:19 am

I love these! Which one is your favorite?

English class homework: write an analogy:

Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their
collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school
essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement
of teachers across the country.

Here are some past years' winners:

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides
gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances
like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience,
like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse
without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now
goes around the country speaking at high schools about the
dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes
with a pinhole in it.

4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli, and he was
room temperature Canadian beef.

5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog
makes just before it throws up.

6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.

8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated
because of his wife´s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a
surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.

9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a
bowling ball wouldn´t.

10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag
filled with vegetable soup.

11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had
an eerie, surreal quality, like when you´re on vacation in another
city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30

12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.

13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots
when you fry them in hot grease.

14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced
across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains,
one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the
other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket
fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan´s teeth.

16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds
who had also never met.

17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was
the East River.

18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap,
only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil,
this plan just might work.

21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not
eating for a while.

22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either,
but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a
land mine or something.

23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender
leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.

25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells,
as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:55 am

Thanks for the good morning chuckles, Mariane! Several of them made me :lol: as well as marvel at the creativity.

So, how does one pick the best, most favorite?

I guess I'll pick #17 for its creativity.

NOW, we should see who of us can write the best analogy or metaphor. 8)
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