Backlash erupts after passenger dragged off United flight

Backlash erupts after passenger dragged off United flight

An officer is placed on leave, United’s CEO is under fire, and customers are outraged after a man was violently removed from an overbooked flight. “If they had just tried some diplomacy, none of this had to take place,” passenger John Klaassen said Tuesday. By now, most everyone’s seen the cell phone footage: Security officers dragging the man down the plane’s aisle by the arms and legs while other passengers shout in protest. The man has been identified as Dr. David Dao, an airline source told CNN. What prompted the…

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1st rule of politics: Never compare anything to Hitler

1st rule of politics: Never compare anything to Hitler

“You had someone who was as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” he said. “So you have to, if you are Russia, ask yourself is this a country that you and a regime that you want to align yourself with.” Er, what? Hitler, of course, used lots and lots of chemical weapons — in the sense that he ordered the executions of millions of Jews in gas chambers during World War II. Given that history, Spicer was asked later in the briefing to clarify his…

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'Brutal' platypus killings under investigation in Albury

'Brutal' platypus killings under investigation in Albury

Posted April 12, 2017 08:28:36 Photo: The platypus is a protected species under the National Parks and Wildlife Act. (Supplied: Sharon Wormleaton, file photo) Related Story: New app to help save elusive platypus Authorities are investigating the killing and public dumping of three platypuses, two of which were beheaded, near the Murray River on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. The animals’ carcasses were found in Albury’s botanical gardens over the past five weeks. Albury mayor Kevin Mack said wildlife experts and a vet had confirmed they had…

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ASC chief: We can build ships continuously

ASC chief: We can build ships continuously

ADELAIDE shipbuilders have reached peak efficiency and are in the perfect position to start a new era of continuous shipbuilding, ASC chief Mark Lamarre says. The ASC chief held a rare press conference in the Adelaide shipyards on Tuesday to reveal details of ASC’s bid to build the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessels. That project will create up to 400 jobs. But the minor warship is just the start; it is intended as a ramping up project to ease the way into the $30 billion Future Frigates program, which itself…

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