Is it just me who feels this way, or are we getting fed bunch of smoke when we read the news? Put another way, what have those Associated Press editors in New York been smoking on their breaks?
Specifically, the following: "PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet were racing to a patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday to determine whether a few brief sounds picked up by underwater equipment came from the plane's black boxes, whose battery-operated beacons are on the verge of dying out."
This supercharged statement, particularly the "racing," gives one a picture of expensive vessels steaming at flank speed to get to some designated area first, so they can start searching for something they may never find.
Two different nations' ships in separate areas have picked up pinging signals. And what is at stake? Certainly it cannot be the lives of the passengers on the Malaysian plane that vanished a month ago.
Never miss a local story.
I believe that what all the speed is about amounts to bragging rights about what country found something first.
I am sorry that the airplane disappeared mysteriously. Many families lost loved ones.
Australia is on the other side of this planet from Florida, though. No matter what the black boxes -- if ever recovered -- say, they will only tell us where the plane went, not why.