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CONLANG  November 2001, Week 2

CONLANG November 2001, Week 2

Subject:

Re: plane crash

From:

David William McKay <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 12 Nov 2001 23:19:52 -0500

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And this surprises you ... how?

Or do I misread you?

--david

The Gray Wizard wrote:

> > From: Adam Walker
> >
> > There's just been another American Airlines plane (a 767) crash in NYC,
> > Queens this time.  No word yet on deaths or whether it had anything to do
> > with terrorism, but the stockmarket has already dropped 2% in response and
> > there *are* buildings on fire.
>
> I was sitting at the gate waiting to board a plane at Washington-Dulles when
> this happened.  I was watching "CNN Airport News" which is apparently a
> precanned feed with only occasional live news reporting.  On one of those
> occasions, the news ticker reported that an AA plane was down and then the
> screen went blank.  When it came back on they were reporting the sports
> scores.  The incident was never mentioned again in the next 20 minutes.  I
> called my wife and she checked the "real" CNN news and told me what had
> happened.  This appeared to have been a deliberate, if clumsy, attempt to
> withhold this information from the passengers at Dulles.  Very
> disappointing.  I considered going back home, but after my wife confirmed
> that it was being called an accident, I decided to continue my journey.  I
> boarded the plane and arrived safely in Kansas City.
>
> I made the decision to fly because I had "some" information on which to base
> that decision. I resent the fact that there was a deliberate attempt to
> withhold that information from me and other passengers who, because of a
> lack of knowledge, were precluded from making a decision and blindly boarded
> the plane.
>
> Stay curious,
> David
>
> David E. Bell
> The Gray Wizard
> i guronar demith
> ir gonar amis
> www.graywizard.net
>
> Wisdom begins in wonder.
> elivas en ishron ordelmar cotronian
> istran yani godran udhelfas

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