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Kathleen Blanco, first female governor of Louisiana, has died after battling cancer at age 76

This poor woman did not have a fucking CLUE what was happening after Hurricane Katrina. Her ignorance of how disaster relief worked and her desire to play politics after the hurricane resulted directly in the deaths and suffering of hurricane victims.

This day in history 32 years ago

On August 16, 1987, Northwest Flight 255 crashed shortly after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 156 people.

The flight was headed to California when it left the gate in Detroit. The DC-9 Super 82 pilots forgot to conduct their pre-flight checks, as a result, the warning system never turned on.

This lead to the plane's wing flaps failing to extend prior to takeoff. As the plane rushed down the runway, it lifted only 40 feet off the ground. The plane hit lampposts and a rental-car office. It then crashed onto Middlebelt Road and struck vehicles, killing two people on the ground.

The plane began to break apart, bursting into flames as it hit a railroad and an overpass on I-94. There was only one survivor from the crash, 4-year-old Cecelia Cichan. (See interviews with her below)
As of 2013, the crash is the fourth-deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history.

The victims of the crash included NBA player Nick Vanos, seven people from Orange County, California and a four-month old baby from Arizona. More than 30 of the passengers were under 25.
A black granite memorial was built in 1994 to commemorate the victims. It sits at the top of a hill at Middlebelt Road and I-94.

As of 2014, Northwest, now owned by Delta, continues the retirement of 255 as a flight number.
The NTSB Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board conducted a full investigation of the crash.
Their final report was released in May, 1988, which blamed the pilot for the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the flightcrew’s failure to use the taxi checklist to ensure that the flaps and slats were extended for takeoff. Contributing to the accident was the absence of electrical power to the airplane takeoff warning system which thus did not warn the flightcrew that the airplane was not configured properly for takeoff. The reason for the absence of electrical power could not be determined.

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains global warming in scientific terms

Jeffrey Epstein told prison guards and fellow inmates he believed someone had tried to kill him

weeks before his death - as it's revealed he was taken off suicide watch.

Airline pilot flies dad's remains home from Vietnam 52 years after seeing him off at same Dallas


Should the Federal Government be allowed to scan the internet to look for potential mass shooters?

Because they're not.

And the crowd cheered as nine white doves were released to the skies

Do I feel better about the Dayton, Ohio victims now?


What would make me feel better would be a crackdown on crime - ALL crime.

Instead of blaming guns, I would feel better if we as a society blamed the perpetuators of the crimes they commit - and PUNISH them appropriately for those crimes.

But many people don't give a frog's fat ass about crime, until they see an opportunity to advance their political agenda. Then they kick their rage into overdrive, but the rage is focused on inanimate objects, not the PEOPLE who used them.

A culture of violence has risen up out of the ashes of complacency, fostering more violence. The debits of crime do not equal the credits of punishment for crime.

I have no doubt we as a society will become fed up with crime, but WHEN?

Culture of Violence

Lefty wants to ignore it. This is why there is so much violence in the US

There are none so blind as those that refuse to see

Warning to every red-blooded American

Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian plant

But, but, they have hydrogen ferries!
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