Malaysian Airlines MH370 missing


#641

Is there an way Russia can be removed from the UN security council?


#642

Is there an way Russia can be removed from the UN security council?

 

Im sure they would be devastated if that were to happen.


#643

 

Is there an way Russia can be removed from the UN security council?

 

Im sure they would be devastated if that were to happen.

 

Well they love to throw around their veto power.


#644

Is there an way Russia can be removed from the UN security council?

No


#645

My niece also does this, an educator amongst outback indigenous youth.

 

 

MH17 victim Emma Bell, teacher from Maningrida, remembered with traditional ceremony

By James Dunlevie

Posted 27 minutes ago

GALLERY: MH17 victim Emma Bell
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MAP: Maningrida 0822

The remote Northern Territory town of Maningrida has held a traditional ceremony for MH17 victim Emma Bell.

Community elders and family conducted a private smoking ceremony this morning which was attended by locals, family and coworkers of Ms Bell.

In Indigenous culture, special leaves are selected and burned in a ritual that is believed to heal and give strength to those grieving for a deceased person - and to call to the "spirits of the dead" to make them aware those who have gathered have come as family and friends.

Ms Bell was returning to Australia from a holiday in Europe to begin school this week in the small community about 500km east of Darwin.

She was one of 298 who died after a suspected missile strike downed the Malaysian Airlines flight that had departed Amsterdam and was en route to Kuala Lumpur.

A homelands teacher for the last 18 months, Ms Bell would travel from the Maningrida College along bush tracks to the smaller outstations in Arnhem Land, teaching students aged 1 to 8.

Maningrida college Principal Stuart Dwyer told the ABC Ms Bell was learning the local language and she had been adopted by an Indigenous family.

"They gave her a skin name," Mr Dwyer said.

"This carried great responsibility. It was extremely significant.

5611014-3x2-700x467.jpgPHOTO: Emma Bell, one of the three Territorians on board flight MH17, has been remembered as a popular teacher in the Maningrida community. (Supplied)

 

"The family led the smoking ceremony. Indigenous and non-Indigenous people attended, as well as staff from other agencies. We all joined together.

"The ceremony was for cleansing the area where Emma worked. And to show our appreciation.

"She was a special person and educator. She made powerful inroads in the community.

"It was extremely emotional. At the same time we had Indigenous leaders, traditional owners, saying words that were extremely special."

The Education Department sent a professional counsellor to the school to spend a week speaking to staff and students.

Mr Dwyer said his school wants to extend a message of condolence to the family and that "Emma was a very special person".

"She had an amazing relationship with the students," he said.

Australians lost on MH17 custom-image-of-victims-of-mh17-disaster
A nun, a teacher, a husband-and-wife pair of doctors, a businessman and his three grandchildren are just some of the Australian lives cut short by the attack on MH17.

 

People in the town and from around Australia have paid their respects to the young, NSW-born teacher who was remembered as popular with students and a gifted teacher in the challenging area of Indigenous education.

The Maningrida Footy Facebook pagewas the gathering point for those sharing their grief.

Marian Brogan Patterson wrote: "It was a pleasure to have met you Emma. RIP."

"So shocking we lost wonderful person who loved life so full of fun... we missed you already. Community of Maningrida is in mourning since the day we lost you," posted Bernie Rose Wardaguga Nethercott.

Julia Cannon, who said her teacher was also on MH17, empathised with those grieving.

"She will be sorely missed but you will all have been blessed to have her in your lives... may their goodness continue to shine as a beacon to others, who follow in their footsteps," she wrote.

Many wrote similar messages of hope that Ms Bell's work would be remembered long into the future.

"Emma's legacy lives on as if she had lived a much longer life. Her holding the baby in her arms paints a million words, says so much and reaches out to my heart... that little baby will continue Emma‘s work. We pray for these souls and lift them up where they belong," wrote Mal TTaumoha'apai.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-21/mh17-victim-emma-bell-traditional-ceremony/5611088


#646

Is there an way Russia can be removed from the UN security council?

 
Im sure they would be devastated if that were to happen.
Well they love to throw around their veto power.

A little bit less than the yanks do

#647

No Americans on the plane = no meaningful international action = no war.


Agree. But the Eurpoean countries are now involved. More and more of them are now very much against the Russians so there is a bit of a ground swell about.
It will get worse if these separatists decide not to hand over the black box recorders.
Also, if there are tougher economic sanctions placed on Russia and they don't do anything about this separatist group, they just might do something rash.
Just remember, Putin is continually saying they have nothing to do with this and that the responsibility falls on Ukraine because it occurred on their land.
No war yet. But it is getting closer.

#648

Everyone watch how useless the UN is. All they have the power to do is jump up and down.

No worries. Media reports say Julie Bishop is going over there "to lead" (sic) the jumping up and down. Putin will be sweating over that.


#649

According to the latest radio news report, Putin said no side should try to get a political advantage from this. And in the next sentence "But it wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not broke the ceasefire".. FFS.


#650

 

Everyone watch how useless the UN is. All they have the power to do is jump up and down.

No worries. Media reports say Julie Bishop is going over there "to lead" (sic) the jumping up and down. Putin will be sweating over that.

 

She's going to stare Putin down...gnome eyes!

 

http://youtu.be/M5ug8Hc7VSI


#651

■■■■ me dead, the media in general, worldwide are just full of parasitic fucktards isn’t. Saw a news report this morning where some ■■■■■■■■ journo was bemoaning the lack of a proper recovery and investigation team and the fact the crash site wasn’t being treated like a crime scene.

However, the said ■■■■■■■■ journo then wondered around a field picking up different pieces of wreckage for the camera.

Saw another story today about some Pommie journo who had caused outrage because they filed a story in which they rifled through some of the passengers luggage.

Like I said, parasitic pieces of ■■■■ who feed on the misfortune and misery of others!!


#652

Everyone watch how useless the UN is. All they have the power to do is jump up and down.

Whenever I hear about the UN I always think of monty pythons life of brian, and the peoples front of Judea.


#653

Please begin a war in Europe after I go there in Jan next year.


#654

Another one missing!


#655

An Algerian plane has gone missing after leaving Burkina Faso.

A plane has crashed in Taiwan.

And a (small) busful of Korean tourists has crashed on the Great Ocean Road.


#656

Apparently it crashed, all aboard presumed dead.


#657

no aussies on board means lack of news coverage here, that is until we "lead" the rescue and recovery. 

 

is angus houston busy? 


#658

no aussies on board means lack of news coverage here, that is until we "lead" the rescue and recovery. 

 

is angus houston busy? 

Both latest crashes have been covered by news outlets so not sure what you are on about?


#659
There are three passenger planes that have been brought down by the military that I am aware of. One of the others was also shot down by russia in the '80s.

 

The other one was shot down by the American navy. So there is no way the US will support any action that could bring their own trigger-happy military to justice.

 

Iran Air Flight 655. Yanks never apologised either.


#660

There are 30 pages up by the time I got to read this. I don't have time to read through all these, so apologies if anyone posted this already.

 

Anyone thinking the UN Security council will do anything to bring the culprits to justice is deluded. 

 

Of course Russia will exercise its veto.

 

There are three passenger planes that have been brought down by the military that I am aware of. One of the others was also shot down by russia in the '80s.

 

The other one was shot down by the American navy. So there is no way the US will support any action that could bring their own trigger-happy military to justice.

 

There's been over 20 passenger planes shot down since the 50's.

Granted, quite a few are in Africa, but there's been lots.

 

Notables:

 

Libyan Airlines (lost in bad weather) shot down by Israeli phantoms in 73

Aerolinee Itavia shot down by a Nato missile 1980

Korean 007 shot down by the Russians

Iran 655 shot down by the USA

3 x Transair Georgia shot down by rebels in 93

Lion air shot down by Tamils in Sri Lanka in 98

Siberian 1812 by Ukrainians 2001