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by Bjinse on Mon Jul 30th, 2018 at 08:49:52 PM EST
Malaysia's Flight MH370 was manipulated off course to its end | Straits Times |

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since 2014, was probably deliberately steered off course and flown to the southern Indian Ocean, according to the Malaysian government's safety report into the disaster.

It is difficult to attribute the aircraft's changes in course to any specific system failure, according to the report released on Monday (July 30).

"It is more likely that such manoeuvres are due to the systems being manipulated," it said.

The report offered little to solve modern aviation's biggest mystery. There is nothing to suggest the plane was evading radar, or evidence of recent behavioural changes in the crew, it said.

Significant parts of the aircraft's power system were probably still working throughout the flight, according to the report.

Without the help of cockpit data recorders, search teams have only guessed what happened in the flight's final moments.

Analysis by the Australian government suggested MH370 ran out of fuel before plummeting - at as much as 25,000 feet a minute - into the water.

Other investigators speculated that a person was at the controls to the very end, gliding the plane into the ocean beyond the furthest limit of any search area.

My coverage in a diary dated March 11, 2014

Mystery Deepens: Renegade Plane Crashed In Indian Ocean [Update-5]
More Contradiction, Less Certainties
WSJ Jon Ostrower with MH370 Info Updates

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 30th, 2018 at 10:16:14 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 30th, 2018 at 10:21:44 PM EST
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Liberia: Poor Voter Turnout Overshadow Senatorial By-Elections
mid-terms under "volatile" conditions

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 05:51:57 PM EST
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Zimbabwe: Breaking News - Zanu-PF Extends Lead [sort of]
Close of business 31 July ZEC still collecting parliamentary tallies for world. Illustrated precincts here. I'm thinking, wifi, nay ELECTRICITY, is not part of the protocol, but trash talk is the universal language of politicians.
Chamisa: "I WON!" Mnangagwa: "I WON!"
Observer teams give polls thumbs up
Zimbabwe: Deadly clashes erupt over election 'results manipulation'
Westworld + US Senator Jeff FLAKE criticizes ZEC, because the national assembly is for little people. 75% voter turnout, on average.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 06:43:50 PM EST
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EU elections mission DENOUNCES Zimbabwe poll amid new delays
Opinion polls ahead of the election put Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU-PF party and his opposition counterpart Nelson Chamisa, the candidate for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in a near dead-heat, both polling around 40% of the vote.

However, two days after voting took place on Monday (30 July) there has been no official news on the results.
Final results for the Presidential poll are due to be announced by 4 August, but ZANU-PF has already secured a two thirds majority of parliamentary seats.

so ...
EU will spend more on border and migration control than on Africa
"We will see BIBLICAL movements of people from the South to the North"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 07:45:52 PM EST
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Beating expectations ... ahead of 4 August deadline
Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner in Zimbabwe presidential election
The electoral commission announced the presidential election results province by province, declaring ZANU-PF candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa president by the closest of margins.  ... Mnangagwa won 50.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party with 44.3 percent, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said. Chasima dismissed what he called "unverified FAKE results" and said the MDC planned to challenge the outcome of the "RIGGED" election.
Dewey Bush System: 1948-2001
After the first four of ten provincial results, Chamisa's MDC had a lead of about 50,000 votes over the ruling ZANU-PF but after the fifth province was announced, the lead had switched to Mnangagwa. He quickly took to Twitter to hail what he called "a new beginning."
The opposition indicated it would challenge the result in the courts. "What they have been trying to do of late is to play around," Chamisa told reporters hours before the final results. "That is rigging, that is manipulation, trying to bastardise the result, and that we will not allow."
Harmonised Results | Map
Did "fly-over" country indeed win the day again?! Perish the thought.
Full list of Presidential Candidates for Zimbabwe 2018 Elections
23 friends and family illustrated! Gender imbalance duly noted. #MeToo analysis developing ...

archived martyr/dissident/émigré /demagogue PR
Whose capital, Whose State?
Mnangagwa who fled the country
Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 at 06:28:03 PM EST
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REUTERS infographic "captures" the ballots for friends and family, possibly Ralph Nader.
75 political parties register to contest 2018 polls, says Zim electoral body,"according to New Zimbabwe.com," 5 Oct 2017, and managed to "capture" 5 (possibly 3) of 210 seats of parliament. whoosh. That's like DUP-ish sized treachery, especially if the members are all related and the "government" needs their votes to sell-out the Commonwealth. President-elect Mnangagwa has vowed to um rejoin the Commonwealth.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 4th, 2018 at 04:56:11 PM EST
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Dying Alone in Japan: The Industry Devoted to What's Left Behind
Companies such as Tail Project are increasingly necessary in a country where each year more people die with no one to mourn them.
According to the Association of Cleanout Professionals, a Japanese trade group, its 8,000 member companies collectively bring in revenue of $4.5 billion a year. Over the next 5 to 10 years, the group expects its membership will double.
She recently turned down a 70-year-old man who asked to work for her and a 60-year-old woman who wanted to study under her. She felt neither would be able to handle the physical demands. Soon, the gatekeeping might become more rigorous. The Association of Cleanout Professionals is in discussions with the Japanese government to create an official clean-out certification for companies and individuals.

Seoul government announces comprehensive measures to prevent lonely deaths

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 at 12:04:07 AM EST
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On Ecology
Hong Kong taps into the kindness of strangers
Happy Black History Y3 D214

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 at 07:16:04 PM EST
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