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(Independent)   There's bad luck, there's absolutely shiatty luck, and then there's losing multiple family members on flights MH370 AND MH17   (independent.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-07-18 10:20:17 AM  
Considering the sheer number of flights out there, this seems pretty statistically unlikely.  And shiatty.
 
2014-07-18 10:51:21 AM  
About 108 passengers were AIDS researchers and health workers headed to Sydney for the 20th International AIDS Conference. The world lost these brilliant minds and the knowledge they have can't be replaced.

Link goes to Guardian
 
2014-07-18 11:03:45 AM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-18 11:27:09 AM  
There were a few people who were one both planes.  That does suck.
 
2014-07-18 12:01:19 PM  
STOP farkING FLYING ON MALAYSIAN AIRLINES!

Man, Raymond Babbitt would be going apeshiat over this.
 
2014-07-18 12:47:30 PM  
don't fly with that family.  especially if it is on a malaysian airlines flight.
 
2014-07-18 01:04:10 PM  
www.valleycentral.com
 
2014-07-18 01:11:25 PM  

BalugaJoe: There were a few people who were one both planes.  That does suck.


I doubt there were ANY people who were on both planes. Unless this is all a big conspiracy orchestrated by the Malaysian government. Zomgz.
 
2014-07-18 01:11:41 PM  

Uranus Megahertz: About 108 passengers were AIDS researchers and health workers headed to Sydney for the 20th International AIDS Conference. The world lost these brilliant minds and the knowledge they have can't be replaced.

Link goes to Guardian


Pro Aids militants?
 
2014-07-18 01:12:11 PM  
Actually, there's no such thing as luck. It's just a way for the human mind to deal with statistically unlikely outcomes that fall within the realm of possibility.

/Sorry, I'll go sit in the corner.
 
2014-07-18 01:12:29 PM  
Malay me once, shame on you. Malay me twice, shame on me.

/my sympathies to all of the families involved. That is beyond horrible.
 
2014-07-18 01:14:40 PM  
first time,
 damnit so much
second time,
farking russian pizdas
I hope there are crosses stretching all the way to moscow over this
and those crosses have a waiting line
 
2014-07-18 01:16:35 PM  
I just can't even.  I'm so sorry.
 
2014-07-18 01:17:33 PM  
It's hard for a family to try again with that airline only to have to ask are you that somebody that died in a one in a million way.
 
2014-07-18 01:18:37 PM  

jxb465: Actually, there's no such thing as luck. It's just a way for the human mind to deal with statistically unlikely outcomes that fall within the realm of possibility.

/Sorry, I'll go sit in the corner.


Your sentence literally says nothing.
 
2014-07-18 01:19:48 PM  
I wonder if the second group was flying using the vouchers they got as compansetion for the first group.
 
2014-07-18 01:20:26 PM  

jxb465: Actually, there's no such thing as luck. It's just a way for the human mind to deal with statistically unlikely outcomes that fall within the realm of possibility.

/Sorry, I'll go sit in the corner.


No, not that corner. The one over there, behind the potted plants where no one can see or hear you.

As if telling someone, "There's no such thing as luck. It's just random that your children were murdered in the sky" would make anyone feel better.
 
2014-07-18 01:21:04 PM  
Ha! Should have sold those frequent flyer miles.

Too soon?

/sorry if you feel offended
 
2014-07-18 01:23:40 PM  
Neanderthals never died out. They just moved to Russia.

/feral brutes
 
2014-07-18 01:24:22 PM  
That's it. A friend pissed me off the other day. I'm getting him a round-trip ticket on malaysian airlines
 
2014-07-18 01:25:18 PM  

Lost Thought 00: jxb465: Actually, there's no such thing as luck. It's just a way for the human mind to deal with statistically unlikely outcomes that fall within the realm of possibility.

/Sorry, I'll go sit in the corner.

Your sentence literally says nothing.


And he's become exceedingly efficiently at that.


www.pseudodoctor.com
 
2014-07-18 01:25:20 PM  

Uranus Megahertz: About 108 passengers were AIDS researchers and health workers headed to Sydney for the 20th International AIDS Conference. The world lost these brilliant minds and the knowledge they have can't be replaced.

Link goes to Guardian

That's an even greater tragedy than TFA's, difficult as that is to imagine.

Were I the conspiracy theory type, I might wonder if perhaps the plane was downed for that very reason, given Putin's policies on homosexuality and the "usefulness" of HIV / AIDS as a handy-dandy boogeyman to help keep such policies acceptable to the populace. The cure might've been in one or more of those 108 brilliant minds on that flight.
 
2014-07-18 01:25:22 PM  
On behalf of Malaysian Airlines:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-18 01:25:30 PM  
With the Malaysian payout scheme, this family is going to be bringing in a few bucks. Anyone else in the family want to fly MH?
 
2014-07-18 01:26:11 PM  
to be fair, this last victim was her step-daughter, so she probably didn't like her much anyway.....
 
2014-07-18 01:30:24 PM  
That's worth an complimentary packet of peanuts at least.
 
2014-07-18 01:30:29 PM  
Malaysian pilots can skip the landing manual.
 
2014-07-18 01:30:41 PM  
This is like, Final Destination-level shiat.
 
2014-07-18 01:31:05 PM  
But think of all that sweet, sweet settlement money.
 
2014-07-18 01:31:09 PM  

Lsherm: STOP farkING FLYING ON MALAYSIAN AIRLINES!

Man, Raymond Babbitt would be going apeshiat over this.


Malaysian Airlines had an decent track record until this year. They've had two fatal crashes prior to 2014. One was a hijacking in 1978. The other was a bad landing in 1995 that did have some survivors. Granted, they only have 90 aircraft and serve 60 destinations.
 
2014-07-18 01:32:06 PM  

cgraves67: Granted, they only have 90 aircraft and serve 60 destinations.


Tricycle Airlines has never had a crash.

We've also never had a plane.
 
2014-07-18 01:33:56 PM  
www.wallsave.com
 
2014-07-18 01:34:45 PM  

mark12A: Neanderthals never died out. They just moved to Russia.

/feral brutes


That's an unfair characterisation.

Of Neanderthals.

/fark those trigger-happy savages.
 
2014-07-18 01:39:26 PM  
Weird if the step-daughter was supposed to fly on the 1st Malaysian flight.
 
2014-07-18 01:40:15 PM  

COMALite J: Uranus Megahertz: About 108 passengers were AIDS researchers and health workers headed to Sydney for the 20th International AIDS Conference. The world lost these brilliant minds and the knowledge they have can't be replaced.

Link goes to Guardian
That's an even greater tragedy than TFA's, difficult as that is to imagine.

Were I the conspiracy theory type, I might wonder if perhaps the plane was downed for that very reason, given Putin's policies on homosexuality and the "usefulness" of HIV / AIDS as a handy-dandy boogeyman to help keep such policies acceptable to the populace. The cure might've been in one or more of those 108 brilliant minds on that flight.



if you were really a conspiracy type, you'd also come up with the likes of this:

i60.tinypic.com

By a friend on Facebook. Yeah, he's a bit odd.
 
2014-07-18 01:43:38 PM  
Move to where the food is!!!!

Stop flying Malayasia Airlines!!!!!


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-18 01:45:04 PM  

Lost Thought 00: I wonder if the second group was flying using the vouchers they got as compansetion for the first group.


When I stop laughing, I'll save you a seat next to me on that bus to hell we're both taking.
 
2014-07-18 01:47:18 PM  

Uranus Megahertz: About 108 passengers were AIDS researchers and health workers headed to Sydney for the 20th International AIDS Conference. The world lost these brilliant minds and the knowledge they have can't be replaced.

Link goes to Guardian


That's the thing with international flights... everytime one goes down odds are there will  always be a few if not more of 'high caliber' individuals  in them.

Not to say the life of a street thug is less than that of a genome scientist but I am quite sure on average a 747 travelling from US to Japan or Europe to China etc probably has more of these type of people in them than say a few Greyhounds going from Gary, Indiana to Chatanooga Tn.
 
2014-07-18 01:50:37 PM  
I hope the family involve in the Malaysian plane tragedies finds comfort in these terrible malaise.
 
2014-07-18 01:51:15 PM  
Damn poor woman has nearly as much bad luck as the poor bastard who was in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the atom bombs were dropped.
 
2014-07-18 01:51:57 PM  

Pugdaddyk: With the Malaysian payout scheme, this family is going to be bringing in a few bucks. Anyone else in the family want to fly MH?


Is Malaysian airlines paying out even though the plane was brought down by an act of aggression?
 
2014-07-18 01:54:32 PM  
Can those frequent flyer miles be transferred?
 
2014-07-18 01:54:57 PM  

grimlock1972: Damn poor woman has nearly as much bad luck as the poor bastard who was in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the atom bombs were dropped.


There were more than one.  The Japanese even have a specific word for them I believe.
 
2014-07-18 01:57:14 PM  
As I recall, there was one family flying from Boston to Los Angeles on 9/11/01 and they decided to split up, some taking United flight 175, some American flight 11...
 
2014-07-18 01:57:15 PM  
jxb465: Actually, there's no such thing as luck. It's just a way for the human mind to deal with statistically unlikely outcomes that fall within the realm of possibility.

Actually there is luck, and you can see it in golf scores. In the golf world luck is when you perform at a level that's above your level, usually for a short time.

In the pro golf world you have to be good, but to win you have to be lucky as well. There's a bunch of statistical stuff on that if you want to look it up.
 
2014-07-18 01:58:46 PM  
I just saw the video of MH17 going down. It was in one piece. My worst nightmare.
 
2014-07-18 02:01:53 PM  
Clearly not luck.  That family has obviously pissed off the wrong people.
 
2014-07-18 02:02:18 PM  

August11: I just saw the video of MH17 going down. It was in one piece. My worst nightmare.


I don't know, I suppose in some sense it's better to get it over with quick rather than, say the passengers of Alaska 261 or JAL 123 who went on a horror coaster in an uncontrolled airplane only to die anyway.  Except I think one person on the JAL flight actually survived.
 
2014-07-18 02:04:21 PM  

COMALite J: Uranus Megahertz: About 108 passengers were AIDS researchers and health workers headed to Sydney for the 20th International AIDS Conference. The world lost these brilliant minds and the knowledge they have can't be replaced.

Link goes to Guardian
That's an even greater tragedy than TFA's, difficult as that is to imagine.

Were I the conspiracy theory type, I might wonder if perhaps the plane was downed for that very reason, given Putin's policies on homosexuality and the "usefulness" of HIV / AIDS as a handy-dandy boogeyman to help keep such policies acceptable to the populace. The cure might've been in one or more of those 108 brilliant minds on that flight.


This. One guy has been fighting for 30 years for low cost medications for poor countries.

Horrible all around
 
2014-07-18 02:06:30 PM  
That really is an amazing coincidence.  It's the thing that conspiracies are made of.
In this case, though, I'd think it was one that could have been avoided, perhaps.  I know that Malaysia has their hub in Kuala Lumpur.  But are there NO OTHER carriers that fly there?!

I know if I lost someone close on a Malaysian plane, I would likely think twice before selecting them as a carrier.  Unless, of course, this person was really playing the odds.  "I've already lost a family memeber on this airline.  What are the odds that will happen again?"
 
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