Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
The missing Malaysia Airliner is, without a doubt, the biggest mystery of the Twenty First Century. Where did it go? It has left no trace of itself; not one tiny piece of the giant plane and it’s passengers and their belongings has washed up anywhere. With the seven nation effort having scoured the Southern Indian Ocean coming up empty handed, there are fewer and fewer explanations for it’s disappearance
I got me thinking…..
If Google can take control of an automobile and drive it without a human at the controls, why not an airliner?
I am not suggesting that Google, the business, actually did that, but if it is possible to drive a car by satellite, what is preventing criminal technology from pirating an aircraft?
These modern passenger planes, like the Boeing 777 that disappeared, are so sophisticated that they pretty much fly themselves, right? If that is the case, it seems to me it may be possible to commandeer the controls of the plane electronically. That might explain why the plane acted so erratic, and the sequence of events seem so disjointed and unexplainable.
For example, what if the two Iranian men who boarded the plane using stolen passports, were actually there to manage the events through a satellite connected modem (for lack of a better educated term)? Then, just like we currently fly drones all over the world from a command center in Dallas (or wherever we see fit), so could a remote pilot redirect the flight pattern to some clandestine landing strip on a remote island or mountain village.
There are many suitable strips well within the range of the aircraft.
If the two Malaysian Airline pilots ability to control the plane was compromised, and no one on board recognized what was happening, could they and the passengers be subdued? Would the passengers revolt? Against what?
At this point, there are way more questions than there are answers.
In mid March I wrote about the missing Malaysian Airliner and how it was obvious to me that the plane was stolen, not crashed (see 'Crime of the Century' 3/18/2014 below).
After two more weeks of the most inept and expensive search for aircraft wreckage in world history, it is becoming increasingly clear that a crime has occurred.
The problem is, the officials who are in charge of the investigation can't, or won't admit it.
Just how much will the public take of this crazy waste of money, disrespect for the stressed out families, and media exploitation of this crime?
It is time for our political and national security leaders to brief us on what they intend to do to protect Americans from a rogue Boeing 777, possibly loaded with hostages and a dirty bomb, from crashing into downtown Los Angeles.
The human is a complicated piece of art and science.
We are the most intelligent species on Earth.
Or so we think.
Sometimes I wonder if we are giving ourselves too much credit.
I had a 90 pound tortoise for a few years. I had no idea how old it was. They can live up to 150 years. It was the most poorly designed creature I have ever encountered. It had to drag around an incredibly heavy and awkwardly shaped shell. Its head could barely reach the ground to chew on grass. If a tortoise gets turned on its back it will dehydrate and die. The poor thing struggled to navigate my yard, but it was relentless at attempting to escape. It was determined to be free, to explore, and to conquer territory! It was incredibly athletic and strong, but equally clumsy and destructive. It was truly a Stone Age beast, yet here it was training me to provide heated shelter and water!
Yet, with all of its physical handicaps, tiny brain, lack of tools, and limited mobility, tortoises far outlive most humans!
My point is, who are we to judge intelligence?
Sure, we send astronauts into space, and we can grow our own food. But we have yet to master the art of assimilation. We fight over everything! We can’t agree on anything. The human race is in a constant state of war!
For everyone who sees black there are an equal number of humans who see white. Many people treasure human life, but there may well be an equal or greater number who are indifferent to life or who may actually worship death!
Can you come up with any subject on Earth that we humans can absolutely, 100% agree on? If you say yes, I am going to disagree.
I was looking at a map of the Earth today. It illustrates that more than half of the Earth’s human population live in a relatively small area of East Asia. The thought occurred to me: What kind of recycling program does this incredibly dense demographic implement?
Do they have automobiles that get 50 miles to the gallon?
Do they separate their garbage?
Do they turn off their sprinklers to save water?
Do they have low flow toilets?
Have they banned incandescent light bulbs yet?
Our esteemed California Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown often speaks of “Showing the world the way to conservation and reducing global warming.” Maybe he should take a trip over there before he signs into law anymore hair-brained schemes to punish Californians with stupid environmental programs that chase away jobs, drain resources and stifle innovation.
This Global Warming Movement is so crazy it would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact so many people buy into it!
The great social observer Forrest Gump once said, “Stupid is as stupid does!”