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(NBC News)   "Yeah...we know you're staying here in case your loved ones come back from that missing plane but...we need this hotel because we have a race coming up so, do you mind...leaving?" - Ferrari's Formula One Team   (nbcnews.com) divider line 93
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2014-03-23 12:43:52 AM  

Gyrfalcon: The family of the doomed riders.


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2014-03-23 12:45:42 AM  

Emposter: Man, I haven't said the phrase "cry more" since I gave up MMO gaming many years ago, but subby and the article writer deserve it.  A plane crash is sad, but it's not a license to disrupt the lives of everyone around you forever.  Quit with the poutrage.


So, they can just...?

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2014-03-23 12:50:59 AM  
If the first race is any indication, F1 is really going to suck this year.
 
2014-03-23 12:59:53 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: C18H27NO3: More than a dozen Chinese family members, who traveled to the Malaysian capital to get updates on the search for the Boeing 777, were transferred to another hotel in the city by the airline on Friday,...and promptly disappeared.

Well, at least I still remember what Robert Stack sounded like still.


...and now I have the Unsolved Mysteries theme in my head. Thanks for that, thanks a lot. Dingus.
 
2014-03-23 01:09:45 AM  
After reading the article, I thought Eccleston was the very definition of a professional no-class a**hole.  Then I glanced at the comments here and it made me rethink that.

Eccleston's got nothing on all y'all.
 
2014-03-23 01:15:12 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: HotWingAgenda: It really doesn't look as though Ferrari had anything to do with this. The hotel and airlines chose to move those people.

No, Ferrari represents wealth, and wealth is evil.  You can clearly see wealth is evil because wealth is forcing these poor souls from the Hotel, and since Ferrari represents wealth, that would mean Ferrari is forcing them from the Hotel.

OCCUPY HOTEL.  CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.


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2014-03-23 01:30:46 AM  
I would like to see a list of who was on that flight
 
2014-03-23 01:38:32 AM  

brimed03: After reading the article, I thought Eccleston was the very definition of a professional no-class a**hole.  Then I glanced at the comments here and it made me rethink that.

Eccleston's got nothing on all y'all.


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2014-03-23 01:40:18 AM  

DemonEater: Yeah this is a total non-story.

The F1 teams will have had hotel reservations for the race since the calendar was confirmed last... October?

So the hotels have a bunch of rich people coming in with reservations they've had for months, and they're just going to... what?  Cancel them?  Or maybe they'll tell the people who have the rooms "hey, your room's reserved after this day, you'll have to find a new hotel".

Also why are the F1 people being blamed for this?  Why not the hotels?  Eh?  Eh?  Bastard media.


having worked in the hotel industry this happens all the time. you get sent to city X on short notice for 4 days. at day 2 or three there's a convention coming in. you get kicked out. if the front desk is honest they tell you this will happen when you check in.
 
2014-03-23 01:41:13 AM  

poison_amy: The Repeated Meme: And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?

Nope. No perks for survivors of bus crashes.

Although crashed buses rarely disappear. So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.


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2014-03-23 01:42:19 AM  

CruJones: Honoring reservations is understandable.  It's ultimately a business.


this.
 
2014-03-23 01:45:58 AM  

brimed03: After reading the article, I thought Eccleston was the very definition of a professional no-class a**hole.  Then I glanced at the comments here and it made me rethink that.

Eccleston's got nothing on all y'all.


WTF are you on about.
 
2014-03-23 02:10:43 AM  

Devil's Playground: If the first race is any indication, F1 is really going to suck this year.


It sucked last year too.  Same shiat, different team winning.

At least this year there's a whole lot of uncertainty over who will actually get to the end and who'll pull over in a big plume of smoke and fire.
 
2014-03-23 02:31:12 AM  
Are they going to stay in that hotel forever? Attention! They are DEAD. Probably already eaten by this cute little guy or his friends. GO HOME,

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2014-03-23 02:39:37 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: mjjt: Look love, it's a fricking hotel, not a council house for life

You aren't achieving anything there

Go home

But...but...empathy! Emotions! Subby obviously wants us to feel that these people overstaying their welcome NEED to stay there just in case, despite their denial of occams' razor.


I'm learning Braille, reading a sad story

I just feel the pathos
 
2014-03-23 03:22:02 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Are they going to stay in that hotel forever? Attention! They are DEAD.


I don't think the hotel allows dead residents.
 
2014-03-23 04:45:46 AM  
You be here one hour. Go home now.
 
2014-03-23 04:56:00 AM  
I don't see the problem. They're not even people, they're Chinese. The hive has already replaced them and the colony will continue to expand
 
2014-03-23 06:45:38 AM  
It's a horrible tragedy....but it's part of life.
150,000k people day each day.  Assuming an average of two parents, two close family members and two close friends - that's 900k people EACH DAY who have to deal with a traumatic death of a loved one.
 
2014-03-23 07:10:04 AM  
"We've secretly replaced Katrina victims with families from Flight 370.  Let's see if anyone notices ..."
 
2014-03-23 07:13:04 AM  
Given the coverage so far, was there a white woman on the plane?
 
2014-03-23 07:33:30 AM  
I see the sense of entitlement has gone to eleventy

Free hotel room for life because an aluminum tube with my kid on it disappeared
 
2014-03-23 07:45:38 AM  
Why not ask Putin where the plane is?  I'm sure he heard the cries of the Russian passenger aboard
 
2014-03-23 07:57:48 AM  
Approves!
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2014-03-23 08:35:42 AM  

Bermuda59: Did they at least get tickets to the race?


Haven't they suffered enough?
 
2014-03-23 08:38:23 AM  

Devil's Playground: If the first race is any indication, F1 is really going to suck this year.


Well, since it has sucked every year it has been in existence I don't feel that's a very bold qualified prediction.

Seriously. F1, NASCAR, Champ.... All horribly boring non-sports.
 
2014-03-23 09:06:36 AM  
"I don't think you understand how reservations work."
 
2014-03-23 09:07:51 AM  
The nicest hotel room I've ever stayed in was in Kuala Lumpur.  And it was $125/night.
 
2014-03-23 09:23:31 AM  
F1 people are generally rich, and that makes them better than you.
 
2014-03-23 09:43:25 AM  

brimed03: After reading the article, I thought Eccleston was the very definition of a professional no-class a**hole.  Then I glanced at the comments here and it made me rethink that.

Eccleston's got nothing on all y'all.


Wait until you see the politics tab
 
2014-03-23 09:53:02 AM  

inclemency: Devil's Playground: If the first race is any indication, F1 is really going to suck this year.

Well, since it has sucked every year it has been in existence I don't feel that's a very bold qualified prediction.

Seriously. F1, NASCAR, Champ.... All horribly boring non-sports.


This. NASCAR is just Beltway traffic with stickers on the cars.
 
2014-03-23 10:38:28 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Spoiler Alert: The plane was being piloted by Maldonado and Kobiyashi.


The plane almost made it halfway through the route so obviously it wasn't piloted by Kobayashi.

/jk, he's my #1 favorite
//he had a problem with the brakes last week when he crashed into Massa's car at the start
///btw my other favorite is Massa
////well, fark it
 
2014-03-23 11:41:34 AM  
The people on that plane aren't coming back. Time for their families to vacate the hotel and go home.
 
2014-03-23 11:56:08 AM  

Emposter: Gyrfalcon: poison_amy: The Repeated Meme: And if they died in a bus, would their relatives get such a long stay in a hotel?

/yeah, I said died
//they'll get over it
///and what about Michael Shoemaker? Anyone even remember him?

Nope. No perks for survivors of bus crashes.

Although crashed buses rarely disappear. So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.

The family of the doomed riders. Sounds like a horrible new reality show concept.

A dozen emotionally unbalanced families living out of suitcases and probably refusing to pay, one angry motel owner  trying to force them out and constantly locking them out of their rooms when they go out, two cops trying to balance their duty to uphold the law with their sympathy to the families, and completely willing to monologue in that stupid interview room for 15 minutes every episode...

Yeah, it's trashy sounding enough for prime time.


But did the families sign in at the office?
 
2014-03-23 12:00:23 PM  

zimbomba63: Bermuda59: Did they at least get tickets to the race?

And maybe a nice autograph, too:

                        To Mr.Li
                        I hope you're in good health and, if not, they find you soon or whatever.

                        (signed) Nico Rosberg


I'msorryyourfamilydiedbutIneedsomeplacetosleep

- Kimi
 
2014-03-23 12:13:42 PM  
No better example that life goes on . . .
 
2014-03-23 12:14:03 PM  
poison_amy: So maybe if a bus disappeared the family of the doomed riders would get some hotel time.

I dunno - How was it handled back when that bus disappeared out in Chowchilla, CA, way back when?

/'course, that was a school bus, so the whole thing was local.
 
2014-03-23 12:20:35 PM  
mongbiohazard: I don't think anyone expects the plane to just show up and land any day now or anything, right? I mean, they have a finite amount of fuel.

Well, there *was* that one Twilight Zone episode, 'The Odyssey of Flight 33', about a Jetliner passing through a time warp and ending up back with the dinosaurs, and it's attempts to make it back.

/Please, no one tell CNN about that one - or is it too late?
 
2014-03-23 12:53:05 PM  

inclemency: Seriously. F1, NASCAR, Champ.... All horribly boring non-sports.


You sound like a rather sophisticated chap and quite fun at parties.
 
2014-03-23 01:05:33 PM  
Peter von Nostrand: Sid_6.7: in case your loved ones come back from that missing plane

I'm guessing that there are better odds that OJ finds the real killer, and that it isn't him.

Wait, OJ crashed that Malaysian plane? What a jerk


My first chuckle of the day. I'm going back to bed
 
2014-03-23 04:21:39 PM  

trappedspirit: inclemency: Seriously. F1, NASCAR, Champ.... All horribly boring non-sports.

You sound like a rather sophisticated chap and quite fun at parties.


well I certainly could not compete with you as you regale the gathering with your exciting tales of watching cars go fast in a circle 7 million times.
 
2014-03-23 07:32:15 PM  

inclemency: well I certainly could not compete with you as you regale the gathering with your exciting tales of watching cars go fast in a circle 7 million times.


Well I'll pretty much go to sleep if you try to tell me about a bunch of guys that look like a post-stretch Mike Teavee bouncing a ball, or a group of incredibly fat men running head-on into each other repeatedly over a vaguely ovoid thing that you can only very charitably even call a ball.  Go ahead and not like anything you want, but don't be a dick about it to people who do.
 
2014-03-24 04:54:41 AM  

DemonEater: inclemency: well I certainly could not compete with you as you regale the gathering with your exciting tales of watching cars go fast in a circle 7 million times.

Well I'll pretty much go to sleep if you try to tell me about a bunch of guys that look like a post-stretch Mike Teavee bouncing a ball, or a group of incredibly fat men running head-on into each other repeatedly over a vaguely ovoid thing that you can only very charitably even call a ball.  Go ahead and not like anything you want, but don't be a dick about it to people who do.


Don't forget about the concussions! Those fat men get lots of concussions and knee surgeries. Honestly though, I wasn't into racing until I went to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona--hell of a good time there.
 
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