Monday, June 01, 2009

Monday Morning Stuff

A nice weekend here in Atlanta but it was a pretty sour weekend for news. The murder of Dr. Tiller was a serious tragedy and to make it worse the radical right to lifers are saying it wasn't murder but justifiable homicide. Sick, sick people. They are terrorists no different than Osama and should be treated as such.

An Air France A330-200 is missing over the Atlantic. Flight 447 enroute to Paris from Rio disappeared from radar last night. A search is underway. Automated systems on the aircraft radioed information about equipment failure and the pilot reported electrical problems after the plane hit turbulence on it's initial outbound climb out of Rio. Like all of the Airbus places the A330-200 is a "fly-by-wire" aircraft and a catastrophic electrical problem can make the plane virtually impossible to fly. The plane and the GE engines have a spotless safety record. Let's hope for the best but it doesn't look promising.

GM is filing for bankruptcy as I's something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. Let's hope the bet that Obama is making...that a stronger company can a good one.

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