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A motivation for the Germanwings suicide/murder?

My CNN news feed just sent me this:

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has not yet turned up evidence that provides a motivation for co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have downed the plane deliberately.

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The New Yorker bloviates on the Germanwings crash, citing the Bible, Shakespeare, and Conrad

So someone probably told New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch that he had to write a few words about the Germanwings plane crash, and about the horrific likelihood that it was a suicide combined with mass murder. 541 more words

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More on the German plane crash

There was some hint of this on last night’s news, which noted that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who apparently programed the Germanwings flight to crash—killing the pilot (locked out of the cockpit) and 148 others—had taken a break from his flight training in 2010 for unknown reasons. 583 more words

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Suicide by plane?

I’ve been hearing for two days about how the crash in France of the Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf was a complete mystery, as there was no sign of a mishap on the cockpit voice recorder nor any recorded response to concerned air traffic controllers. 253 more words

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Tragedies.

If one understands life and death one knows that there are no tragedies.

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Not So Bright Fireworks

We have just had our New Year Celebration with beautiful fireworks, but there is an ugly fact as even though fireworks look enchanting at night there are many birds that had heart attacks, severe burns and injuries and damage on their ability of flying. 251 more words

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The Shakespeare Series: Romeo and Juliet Review

Romeo and Juliet has suffered from a rather bad reputation of late, mainly due to its place in the English curriculum and the fact that as soon as you have to do it for an exam, you automatically start hating it (it’s a rare person who doesn’t). 758 more words

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