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Have they found the plane? Breaking on Twitter

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Sunday, March 16, 2014Did Reddit Find Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? Possible wreckage at 539'08.0"N 9850'38.0"E

Users of the social network Reddit and Twitter may have found debris in the water, possibly linked to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, as a Greek oil tanker steams toward the same spot after Indonesian reports of possible luggage in the water.

Richard Barrow has posted several images to Twitter of a satellite image that could possibly show debris from an airplane on the surface of the Ocean at coordinates 539'08.0"N 9850'38.0"E, after collaborating with users of Reddit over the last 2 days.

Most interestingly, on request of the Indonesian maritime authorities, a Greek flagged oil tanker was steaming to the same location identified by the Reddit and Twitter users late Sunday evening, March 16.

The area is at the same point authorities last lost verifiable contact with MH370, as the plane headed north-west towards the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Below are images posted to Twitter and Reddit by several users, including Journalist Steven Daglas, from location 539'08.0"N 9850'38.0"E.





http://www.bigbreakingnews.com/2014/03/did-reddit-find-malaysian-airlines.html#.UyW4L621YbA

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Reply Have they found the plane? Breaking on Twitter (Original post)
B2G Mar 2014 OP
IDemo Mar 2014 #1
B2G Mar 2014 #2
longship Mar 2014 #3
AverageJoe90 Mar 2014 #70
Bjorn Against Mar 2014 #4
warrior1 Mar 2014 #5
IDemo Mar 2014 #7
petronius Mar 2014 #6
SidDithers Mar 2014 #8
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #11
SidDithers Mar 2014 #16
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #17
SidDithers Mar 2014 #20
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #23
SidDithers Mar 2014 #26
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #29
ohheckyeah Mar 2014 #28
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #32
ohheckyeah Mar 2014 #34
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #36
ohheckyeah Mar 2014 #41
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #47
ohheckyeah Mar 2014 #54
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #57
ohheckyeah Mar 2014 #69
functioning_cog Mar 2014 #40
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #63
CreekDog Mar 2014 #68
Iggo Mar 2014 #56
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #58
Iggo Mar 2014 #60
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #61
Bjorn Against Mar 2014 #12
SidDithers Mar 2014 #18
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #21
SidDithers Mar 2014 #25
Jesus Malverde Mar 2014 #30
adirondacker Mar 2014 #45
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #59
Jesus Malverde Mar 2014 #66
B2G Mar 2014 #13
SidDithers Mar 2014 #22
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #24
Orrex Mar 2014 #31
SidDithers Mar 2014 #33
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #35
itsrobert Mar 2014 #38
itsrobert Mar 2014 #39
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #43
Bluenorthwest Mar 2014 #64
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #65
tammywammy Mar 2014 #42
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #44
tammywammy Mar 2014 #49
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #50
SidDithers Mar 2014 #46
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #48
itsrobert Mar 2014 #53
Orrex Mar 2014 #51
NutmegYankee Mar 2014 #9
Barack_America Mar 2014 #27
rocktivity Mar 2014 #10
LeftyMom Mar 2014 #14
randome Mar 2014 #52
FarCenter Mar 2014 #15
boston bean Mar 2014 #19
B2G Mar 2014 #37
itsrobert Mar 2014 #55
HipChick Mar 2014 #62
R B Garr Mar 2014 #67

Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:30 PM

1. If anyone sees luggage in the water from that image

They are a far more gifted Rorschachian than I.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:32 PM

2. I think that was translated poorly. nt

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:34 PM

3. Doubt it. Pareidolia?

You see what your brain wants to see.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 10:39 PM

70. Maybe not.

I don't want to see seats, but it looks possible, sadly.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:34 PM

4. I highly doubt that is it

If they found the wreckage we would be hearing from the investigators not from Redditt. I am sure you cound find debris all over the ocean, but very little of it is from commercial airliners.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:35 PM

5. not far for Malaysia

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:37 PM

7. If that's correct,

then this is a false alarm. It's been pretty well established by the satellite pings that the flight made it much further west.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:37 PM

6. Those images look extremely fake to me - not to mention that the

phrase "breaking on Twitter" cranks my BS detector up to 11...

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:39 PM

8. Where does the average Reddit user get real-time satellite images on the internet?...

Is such a thing available?

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:42 PM

11. Here:

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:38 PM

16. Your post is the first one in this thread to mention tomnod...

so you know what you can do with your "better attention"

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:40 PM

17. Yea, whatev...they've just been talking about it for a week...



But, go ahead, what do you suggest I do with it?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:45 PM

20. I asked about real-time images...

which would be something really new.

You gave me a site with days old images, which is most definitely not new.

Try answering the question asked, next time.



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:48 PM

23. Digital Globe is providing satellite images as close to "real-time" as possible. When speaking of

satellite images, they are as "real-time" as it gets.

Experts all over the world are perusing those images. I don't see why crowd-sourcing Reddit and Twitter users should also be using them.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:51 PM

26. Which might have been a good answer to give to my original question...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #26)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:56 PM

29. Actually, you're right. My apologies for my original snark. Hugs and forgiveness?

Last edited Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:41 PM - Edit history (1)

Original un-edited comment: Whatever... Go argue with a CTer. nt

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:56 PM

28. WTF -

not everybody stays glued to the computer, not to mention, Tomnod isn't real time images.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:02 PM

32. it's a close to real-time as there is. And that poster stays glued well-enough to have known what

the Reddit users were using.

The question was a nit-pick in order to start a flame-fest. So, I obliged. It's a cold, dreary Sunday and I'm bored.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:05 PM

34. All you had to do is say

it's as close to real-time as there is and post the link.

If you know whether or not the poster is glued enough and the intention was starting a flame-fest, you might be spending too much time thinking about that poster.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #34)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:06 PM

36. I don't spend any time thinking about that poster. But thanks for your comment anyway. nt

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #36)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:10 PM

41. Obviously you do...

and you're quite welcome for the comment. I'm happy to oblige.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #41)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:16 PM

47. No I don't. I have never had a previous exchange with that poster. nt

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #47)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:24 PM

54. You must have ESP then

unless you were just making up crap by suggesting that it was flame bait and the poster spends plenty of time on the computer to know about Tomnod.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #54)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:27 PM

57. I've been here 1 1/2 years and lurked before that. Plenty of time to become familiar with

characters and tactics.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #57)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 10:37 PM

69. LOL but you don't think

about the poster/posters.

Have a good night.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:10 PM

40. Tou're being kind of a jerk about this

 

FYI

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Response to functioning_cog (Reply #40)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:35 PM

63. Perhaps my original snipe was jerky, but it takes two dumbasses to tango. nt

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #63)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 09:53 PM

68. I have a question, the "two dumbasses" you refer to

were both of them equally right in the argument we're talking about?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:26 PM

56. Wow.

That was unnecessarily ****ish.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #56)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:28 PM

58. Spelled out: "dickish". nt

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #58)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:31 PM

60. Good luck.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #60)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:33 PM

61. Please don't tell me you alerted on that...



C'mon! We're all just killing time here! Jeez!

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:43 PM

12. I suppose they could use Google Maps

Google Maps does have satellite images of much of the world, although it is not exactly effective at searching for downed aircraft.

This looks like a case of someone using Google Maps, seeing something just slightly unusual and then leaping to conclusions about what it is.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:43 PM

18. Google Maps satellite images are often months old...

From the dumbass answer provided above, I found out that:

DigitalGlobe uploaded about 24,000 square kilometers (9,300 square miles) of high-resolution imagery to Tomnod, collected in some of the areas where the plane was originally thought to be. Users can access the website and scan micro-portions of the map, each about the size of a city block, tagging anything that looks like wreckage, rafts, oil slicks, or other signs of the aircraft. Areas tagged by multiple people get passed on to expert satellite imagery analys


http://news.msn.com/science-technology/using-crowdsourcing-to-search-for-flight-mh-370-has-both-pluses-and-minuses


It's not exactly real-time satellite images, which is what I was asking about - and which the dumbass reply provided above most certainly didn't answer - but they're current to within a few days. Good enough to try to find a plane missing for more than a week.



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:45 PM

21. Which "dumbass answer above" are you referring to? The one that answered

the dumbass question above?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:50 PM

25. Yeah, I asked a question about real-time satellite images...

and you gave me a dumbass answer, about a website using days-old images of a very select area.



Am I going too fast for you?

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #25)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:57 PM

30. You guys need a hug...



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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #30)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:14 PM

45. It's been a long Cold winter in Canada...



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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #30)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:30 PM

59. Well, since a dance-off is probably out of the question

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #59)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:39 PM

66. lol

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:46 PM

13. They've been using crowd sourcing for over a week

Not saying it's real, but the pics are interesting enough.

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Response to B2G (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:48 PM

22. Gotcha...

I saw the OP and though people were able to access real-time satellite image on the web. That's something I hadn't heard of before.

The dumbass answer I was provided indicated that the crowdsourcing is being done on tomnod, which I learned is using days-old images, uploaded from DigitalGlobe, of only certain areas where the plane might be.

Thanks,
Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:50 PM

24. It was a dumbass question that was now obviously flame bait. nt

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:01 PM

31. Here

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Response to Orrex (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:03 PM

33. As good a post as any to remind everyone to watch Cosmos tonight at 9:00...



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:05 PM

35. CORRECTION: It IS on tonight. It's also on tomorrow (Monday) night. I should pay attention.

Before edit: "35. It's not on tonight. It's on tomorrow (Monday) night. Please pay attention. nt"

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:08 PM

38. It is actually on Fox Network on tonight (Sunday)

They repeat it on cable networks on Monday nights.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #38)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:09 PM

39. And please pay attention. n/t

just kidding

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #38)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:12 PM

43. Indeed, it is. NatGeo has been announcing that Monday is it's new night and my TV guide

reflects that.

I don't ever watch FOX channel so wasn't aware of that arrangement. Thanks for the correction...

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #43)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:36 PM

64. Not FoxNews, just Fox.

Home of the Simpsons, not the Simpletons.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #64)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:38 PM

65. I have had a long-standing habit of not watching anything that IDs itself as FOX. I do watch

Family Guy but only on other channels, like Adult Swim.

I will make an unprecedented exception tonight since I don't want to wait until tomorrow night now that I know it's on tonight, lol.


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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:10 PM

42. It's on tonight. He's correct.

And you should stop being so unnecessarily rude.

http://www.cosmosontv.com

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #42)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:14 PM

44. You're asking me to stop being rude to one of the rudest posters on this forum? Please forgive me if

I say...

Nah.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #44)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:19 PM

49. Based on this thread, you're the one that's coming across as the jerk.

Your first post in this thread is rude and has only continued.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #49)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:21 PM

50. Thanks for participating. nt

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:15 PM

46. "35. It's not on tonight. It's on tomorrow (Monday) night. Please pay attention. nt"



Dude, quit while you're behind.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #46)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:18 PM

48. I don't care that you copied my original version and I don't care that you posted it here. Indeed,

I edited my post to reflect that I was wrong. Everybody knows that.

And I'll decide when and where I will quit, thank you.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #46)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:23 PM

51. You sound like a claquer.

Typical scientific materialist.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:40 PM

9. I wouldn't expect to find a whole plane.

Just small floating debris.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:54 PM

27. A floating whole plane.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:41 PM

10. That would put it here on the other side of their flight path

Last edited Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:36 PM - Edit history (2)

Suggesting that there was an attempt at a turnaround.

(Ciick for Map)

But considering how well the "officials" and "experts" have done thus far, who are we to cast doubt upon amateurs?


rocktivity

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:49 PM

14. Remember when Reddit found the Boston bombers? That went real well. nt

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:23 PM

52. Good point.


Precision and concision. That's the game.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:51 PM

15. That is close to the Malaysian island of Pulau Perak at 5.700000,98.933296 according to Bing Maps.

5.652, 98.844 is the decimal coordinates for 539'08.0"N 9850'38.0"E.

I get a distance of 7 miles.

Pulau Perak, aka Silver Island, is no longer searchable by Google? But it still appears in map view if you use the above coordinates. It disappears in Google satellite view.

Very mysterious. There is an army installation and radar there.

Clearly the Malaysians would know if the plane was located there.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 02:43 PM

19. link?

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Response to boston bean (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:07 PM

37. update the OP...sorry about that.

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:25 PM

55. One thing we do know

There is a bunch of trash in the ocean. Could be anything.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #55)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:34 PM

62. That in itself is worrying..

As a species we sure know how to mess up a planet..

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Response to B2G (Original post)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 04:17 PM

67. Has anyone checked Davy Jones' Locker yet?

It's probably all there.

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