Snooki Arrested in Italy? 30 Days in Jail?

“Snooki, the sub-human Jersey Shore mutant has been sentenced to 30-days in jail by an Italian civil court judge who revoked her international driver’s license and ordered her deported after her prison term is up,” said an undisclosed source close to the courthouse. “She is a disgrace to the USA and thank God she isn’t really of Italian ancestry.” 

That remark alluded to the fact that Snooki is some kind of Aztec or something who was adopted by Italian-Americans as an infant who was found strapped to a runaway llama high in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

TheDamienZone.com has been unable to verify this fact, but it was previously noted by Italian Foreign Ministry insiders that Snooki and her gang were NOT WANTED in Italy and now that she has injured two police officers the Italian authorities want her to stay in Italy — but only to do the 30 days in jail.

“Snooki fled to the American Embassy and pleaded to former US President Jimmy Carter to save her,” said a source close to the embassy.

Allegedly, Jimmy Carter is very friendly with Snooki ever since she donated all of her earnings from speaking at Rutgers University to Habitat For Humanity.

“Snooki told President Carter that the Italians were blood-thirsty and greasy animals,”  continued the source.  “She pleaded with him to send a blackhawk helicopter to whisk her away from Italy, but Carter has had pretty bad luck with helicopter rescues and he had to beg off and blame Snooki’s problems on past Presidents.   Snooki was pleading for her freedom but Carter was going on and on about all the other Presidents and how bad they were compared to him.  He really was a jerk to Snooki.”

It seems, according to sources, that Snooki pissed of an Italian judge by walking around Florence with a neck brace after the accident but then she boldly took the brace off and waved it at photographers.  You see, in Italy people have dignity and laws to support that dignity.  She’s not in the USA where any mutant or miscreant can do something really vulgar and be rewarded for it – good for her that she had to learn that lesson the hard way.

Jersey Shore Italy Car Crash Hoax.

The cast of Jersey Shore did not get the rousing welcome or splash of news attention they thought they would get when they went to Italy this month so they decided to stage a car crash with a cop car.   These Guidos and Guidettes will do anything for attention

They say there is no such thing as bad press but this time there might be bad press and then some– and an Italian Judge is ready to throw the book at them. 

Seems that the REAL Italians don’t like these Jersey Shore folks one bit — they are very not amused.

“The people in Italy are embarrassed by these ill-bred Americans who come from Italian peasant stock,” said a source close to the Italian Ministry.

“We do not want them here and we thought we’d made that apparent by ignoring them, but now this car crash fiasco will land them in a lot of hot water — and don’t make a joke about pasta just because I said hot water because that’s all you stupid Americans think about when you think of Italians — Pasta pasta pasta and pizza pizza pizza!. 

“Nobody was paying any attention to these descendants of Ellis Island huddled masses,  and a judge had issued an edict prior to their arrival that anyone who gave them food or shelter while they were here would be dealt with as criminals who violated the law by ‘Contributing To The Degradation of Italian Culture.’   We have laws against that.  Mussolini’s dead and mutilated body was trampled in the streets and pissed on because he violated that law — and a few other things. 

“Maybe now a few people are getting a charge out of this, but the average Italian is very angry and we’ll make those stupid idiots starve to death before we give in to this idea that Italians, the blood of the true Roman heritage,  are like Snooki or Pauly D or The Situation.  Okay, so maybe they have better abs than Michelangelo’s statue of David or even Raphael’s Christ, but that doesn’t give them the right to run amuck in our country.  They are lucky the Pope isn’t Italian, otherwise they would be burned at the stake as heretics.  This Pope is German and he likes to see Italians look like assholes.”

Oh geez!  MTV thought that it would be a good idea to send the cast to Italy and raise European awareness of the hit TV show, but what they didn’t know was there was already European awareness, and in Italy most of the public consciousness was very negative.  They  are not proud of these Americans of Italian ancestry because the average Italian man in the street is humiliated by Italian stereotypes that have nothing to do with Italy.  Edie Falco, because of her connections with “The Sopranos” is not even allowed in Italy.  There is a warrant for her arrest for stereotyping Italians as pushy, stupid, liberal, left-wing loud-mouth broads.  Kay Ballard, however, an Italian-American comedienne and actress is very welcome as long as she doesn’t talk about her Lesbianism.

“They call themselves Italiano and they talk with their hands like apes who learn sign language,” said Marco Brunello, a director at Italy’s biggest cable TV Conglomerate. 

“There is nothing in Italy that is Italian in the way that is depicted by MTV and the people on Jersey Shore.    The show is a disgrace to Italians and a joke to describe  Americans —  and for the most part, the Italians who went to the United States at the turn of the century were poor and stupid — these Guidos are their descendants and they’re garbage.  It’s a lot like the way people are in Australia.  Sure they have accomplished a lot, but peasant stock is peasant stock — we don’t want them here in Rome. ”

MTV made a big mistake sending the Guidos and Guidettes to Rome because Brunello’s statement reflect the opinion of just about every Italian with whom we spoke.

“They should have sent those Jersey Shore low-lifes to France,” said a source close to the Italian Embassy.  “In France they love the fact that Italians are portrayed as barbarians on a big TV scale.  Nothing makes a Frenchman happier than to see Italians and Americans both looking like stupid idiots.  Jersey Shore is a huge hit in France but the Italians pretend that it does not exist.  If the Guidos had gone to France they would have been welcomed as conquering heroes.   MTV really screwed up.”

So now the cast is being accused of staging this car accident to get attention and Snooki is walking around Rome wearing a neck brace for no apparent reason. 

“When this goes before a judge,” said Brunello as he hastily downed a Campari and orange juice, “he will throw the book at them and Snooki might be looking at 5-years behind bars.  This isn’t a joke because you don’t come to Italy and make a fool out of us.  They’re going to be very sorry they did this.”

Parents Raise Baby With “NO GENDER.” — SICK BUT TRUE!

It is nothing if not an unorthodox approach to child rearing and maybe a sick way to get a reality show deal. ” [Damien LeGallienne]

A psychotic Toronto couple says they trying to raise a genderless child and they’re refusing to reveal baby Storm’s sex to encourage a more neutral approach to the infant.

In other words, they are f**king up their kid from the very beginning.

Hiding the 4-month-old’s sex from the outside world is a “tribute to freedom and choice” that they hope will let Storm grow up unfettered by the values of others, Kathy Witterick and David Stocker have been quoted as saying.

“They want the baby to be an outsider and a misfit and this is one sure-fire way of doing it — they are a really sick couple of morons,” said psychologist close to the TheDamienZone.com.

“Why not just pretend that the baby got caught in a runaway helium balloon. Of course that’s already been done but crazy is crazy. These sick people have opted for this highly disturbing way of svhild rearing. and I don’t think they really care what happens to the kid in the long run so long as they get fame and a reality show.”

Experts question the sanity of the parents and the future for the child. They note that gender identity is a complex, mysterious force that has at least as much to do with biological factors present at birth as the person’s social interactions. This does not mattter to the parents because they are hell-bent on ruining this kid’s life even if they have to dress him as a taco and hang him out in front of a Mexican restaurant.

In fact, “there is little hard, scientific data on exactly what does make people feel and act like a boy or a girl, but some evidence points to gender identity being hard-wired,” says Michele Angello, a U.S. psychologist.

Angello specializes in helping “gender-variant” people – those born with the body of one sex but convinced they are the other. Many go on to have sex-change operations. The way people act toward them certainly affects how they feel about themselves; whether it actually molds their identity to start with is another question, she said.

She said it is certainly important for parents to support children who do not conform to the stereotypical behaviour of their physical sex, but suggested that the Toronto parents may be veering too far toward neutrality and perhaps venturing into a vey damaging and subtle form of child neglect.

TheDamienZone.com thinks that the parents should be arrested for negligence and that’s exactly what might happen.

“We might make a motion to have the child and the parents put under observation,” said an unidentified governement source. “This might be child abuse of the sickest order.”

“Many people feel forced to raise their kids in a certain way because they are one or the other gender, Then we go to the other extreme, where there is no such thing as gender, which is not necessarily living in the real world.”

Other experts in the area say the idea is unlikely to do any harm, but will soon become next to impossible to keep going. All say it is important to discourage stereotyping that, for instance, pressures women to avoid certain careers or discourages boys from pursuing certain activities deemed feminine.

Witterick and Stocker’s project with Storm was featured at length last weekend in the pages of the Toronto Star, sparking a largely negative response from the publication’s readership.

The couple could not be reached for comment. According to the report, though, the couple are driven to curb the impact of sexual stereotyping on their two sons, Jazz, 5, and Kio, 2, as well, encouraging them to choose clothes and playthings that are sometimes less than boyish.

“Jazz loves to paint his fingernails and wear pink. Kio, like his brother, is sometimes mistaken for a girl,” say one angry source.

“You can tell just by looking at the mother that she has crazy eyes, They both look like a couple of weirdos and it’s a darn shame because the kids are cute. They have one of the little guys polishing his nails and wearing doll clothes. It makes me want to cry.”

Psychotic parents refuse to raise baby “Storm” as either male or female.

It is nothing if not an unorthodox approach to child rearing and maybe a sick way to get a reality show deal. ” [Damien LeGallienne]

A psychotic Toronto couple says they are trying to raise a genderless child and they’re refusing to reveal baby Storm’s sex to encourage a more neutral approach to the infant. 

In other words, they are f**king up their kid from the very beginning.

Hiding the 4-month-old’s sex from the outside world is a “tribute to freedom and choice” that they hope will let Storm “grow up unfettered by the values of others,” Kathy Witterick and David Stocker have been quoted as saying. 

“They want the baby to be an outsider and a misfit and this is one sure-fire way of doing it — they are a really sick couple of morons,” said psychologist close to the TheDamienZone.com. 

“Why not just pretend that the baby got caught in a runaway helium balloon.  Of course that’s already been done but crazy is crazy.   These sick people have opted for this highly disturbing way of child rearing, and I don’t think they really care what happens to the kid in the long run so long as they get fame and a reality show.”

Experts question the sanity of the parents and the future for the child.  They note that gender identity is a complex, mysterious force that has at least as much to do with biological factors present at birth as the person’s social interactions.  This does not mattter to the parents because they are hell-bent on ruining this kid’s life even if they have to dress him as a taco and hang him out in front of a Mexican restaurant.

In fact, “there is little hard, scientific data on exactly what does make people feel and act like a boy or a girl, but some evidence points to gender identity being hard-wired,” says Michele Angello, a U.S. psychologist.

Angello specializes in helping “gender-variant” people – those born with the body of one sex but convinced they are the other. Many go on to have sex-change operations. The way people act toward them certainly affects how they feel about themselves; whether it actually molds their identity to start with is another question, she said.

She said it is certainly important for parents to support children who do not conform to the stereotypical behaviour of their physical sex, but suggested that the Toronto parents may be veering too far toward neutrality and perhaps venturing into a vey damaging and subtle form of child neglect. 

TheDamienZone.com thinks that the parents should be arrested for negligence and that’s exactly what might happen.

“We might make a motion to have the child and the parents put under observation,” said an unidentified governement source.  “This might be child abuse of the sickest order.”

“Many people feel forced to raise their kids in a certain way because they are one or the other gender,  Then we go to the other extreme, where there is no such thing as gender, which is not necessarily living in the real world.”

Other experts in the area say the idea is unlikely to do any harm, but will soon become next to impossible to keep going. All say it is important to discourage stereotyping that, for instance, pressures women to avoid certain careers or discourages boys from pursuing certain activities deemed feminine.

Witterick and Stocker’s project with Storm was featured at length last weekend in the pages of the Toronto Star, sparking a largely negative response from the publication’s readership.

The couple could not be reached for comment. According to the report, though, the couple are driven to curb the impact of sexual stereotyping on their two sons, Jazz, 5, and Kio, 2, as well, encouraging them to choose clothes and playthings that are sometimes less than boyish.

“Jazz loves to paint his fingernails and wear pink. Kio, like his brother, is sometimes mistaken for a girl,” say one angry source.

“You can tell just by looking at the mother that she has crazy eyes, They both look like a couple of weirdos and it’s a darn shame because the kids are cute.  They have one of the little guys polishing his nails and wearing doll clothes.  It makes me want to cry.”

Jeff Conaway Dead — Why Did Dr. Drew Pinsky Tell Two Stories?

Okay — TV  and motion picture actor Jeff  Conaway was treated for drug addiction on TV by a doctor named Drew Pinsky. 

Dr. Pinsky seems to be a little screwed up in the head –especially when reporting on the condition of his TV patient Jeff Conaway after he paid a visit to the comatose actor at the hospital in Encino, California.  He said one thing before Jeff died and now he’s saying somthing completely different after the 60 year-old actor’s death from a drug overdose.

Dr. Pinsky, who previously tried to help Conaway– while also gaining  TV fame for himself — fight addictions to cocaine, painkillers and alcohol on “Celebrity Rehab”  visited the ailing 60-year-old actor Friday evening.

“Just visited Jeff Conaway,” he tweeted.  “He is stable & looks like he will recover from his pneumonia. Not an OD like press is alleging & certainly not dead.”  <——This was either a total lie or this guy is the dumbest and lying-est doctor on the face of the earth.  I can’t give him any credibility because he sold out to be “TV famous” and as soon as a doctor does that I dismiss them.  Same goes for Dr. “Facelift” Steven Feder who hawks that stupid junk face cream Stem Cell Therapy — a total rip-off that has nothing to do with stem cells.  Also, Deepak Chopra is an idiot who does more harm than good — he’s a circus barker who managed to get famous with a book that makes no sense whatsoever.   Anyway…..

Pinsky clarified previous reports that Conaway was in a coma, saying that the actor is in an induced coma on a propofol drip. UNTRUE!

We now know that Jeff Conaway arrived at the hospital ALREADY IN A COMA FROM DRUGS!

Okay, so now the guy is dead and the wanna-be TV star Dr. Drew Pinsky again puts his ugly “Hollywood makeover”  mug in front of the cameras and says this:

“Jeff was a severe, severe opiate addict with chronic pain, one of the most serious and dangerous combination of problems you could possibly interact with, and one I see all the time,” said Pinsky. He continued, “and we live in a time when opioids and opiate pain medication is so available and so readily passed out that for somebody like Jeff, who was a severe drug addict, he never seemed to be able to get away from it. The pain seemed to keep motivating him back to the opiates and I told him for years that it was going to kill him.”

Pinsky explained, “I just want people to remember opiate addiction is a deadly disease. It kills people all the time. We are dealing with a fatal illness, more likely to kill you than the vast, vast, vast majority of cancers. That is the fact, and I have lost a patient today. And frankly I’m sick of it, I’m tired of it, it makes me angry almost more than anything else.” < — What really makes Dr, Pinsky mad is that one of his TV patients died of a drug overdose after he made an official statement that Conaway DID NOT overdose but was being treated for pneumonia.  Note that there is no mention of pneumonia or drug-induced coma in the after-death comments.  I am not buying the “chronic pain” thing either. 

My next question would be, “Where did Jeff get all the prescriptions for these narcotic painkillers?”

Mark my words — whenever a doctor goes on TV as an on-air doctor, it usually means they are hawking some cockamamie product or some diet or some other useless crap.  A REAL doctor gets real satisfaction from helping real people in real situations.  If this guy wanted to be a TV star he should have gone to acting school and passed on the medical school thing.    SOMETHING IS FISHY ABOUT ALL OF THIS!!!!!

Gil Scott-Heron – dead at 62.

He was known as “the godfather of rap” –the music that downgraded American culture and taste.  He composed the 1974 compilation album, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.

The poet, ( yawn)  musician and author Gil Scott-Heron died Fri. at 62, according to his U.K. book publisher, Jamie Byng, who made the announcement via Twitter. Lisa Gottheil, a publicist for Scott-Heron’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed via email that he died Fri. at a New York City hospital.

A friend who answered the telephone listed for his Manhattan recording company confirms he died Friday afternoon at a hospital. Doris C. Nolan says he died after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip, but Wikipedia reports that He was HIV positive for many years. 

Born in Chicago on April 1, 1949 and raised in Jackson, Tenn., Scott-Heron’s spoken word pieces in the 1970s was a great influence on what would later become the genres of hip-hop and neo-soul.

Often incorporating activism in his work, Scott-Heron performed at the No Nukes concert at Madison Square Garden in 1979, to protest the use of nuclear energy following the Three-Mile Island catastrophe in Penn.  Of course he had no idea what he was talking about but at the time it seemed like the cool thing to do .

Scott-Heron was arrested for cocaine possession, sentenced to one-three years imprisonment in 2001 and released on parole in 2003.  He was basically a dope addict and a self-proclaimed poet.  This is how you get famous in America.

In 2010 The Nation , the most liberal and silly, stupid,  made-for-misfiits rag newspaper in the  world,named his song  “We Almost Lost Detroit” as one of the greatest songs of the century and one  of the “Top 12 Most Patriotic Songs Ever” –do you wanna laugh?  I know I do.

He mixed minimalistic percussion and spoken-word performances tinged with politics in a style he sometimes referred to as bluesology. He recorded more than a dozen albums and wrote a handful of books — which nobody has ever read except in inner city schools where they don’t understand it anyway.

The highly-respected artist inspired many in the music industry, from Common to Kanye West – regular Irving Berlins and Cole Porters.   More recently, Kanye West sampled Scott-Heron’s voice for his 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”.

Jeff Conaway had Sepsis. What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Chemicals released into the blood to fight infection trigger widespread inflammation.

Inflammation may result in organ damage. Blood clotting during sepsis reduces blood flow to limbs and internal organs, depriving them of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, infection leads to a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, called septic shock. This can quickly lead to the failure of several organs — lungs, kidneys, and liver — causing death.

Important It is possible that the main title of the report Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Sepsis occurs in 1% to 2% of all hospitalizations in the U.S. It affects at least 750,000 people each year.

The term sepsis is often used interchangeably with septicemia, a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly and is often fatal.

Sepsis Causes and Risk Factors

Bacterial infections are the most common cause of sepsis. However, sepsis can also be caused by other infections. The infection can begin anywhere bacteria or other infectious agents can enter the body. It can result from something as seemingly harmless as a scraped knee or nicked cuticle or from a more serious medical problem such as appendicitis, pneumonia, meningitis, or a urinary tract infection.

Sepsis may accompany infection of the bone, called osteomyelitis. In hospitalized patients, common sites of initial infection include IV lines, surgical incisions, urinary catheters, and bed sores.

Although anyone can get sepsis, certain groups of people are at greater risk. They include:

  • People whose immune systems are not functioning well due to illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or cancer or use of drugs that suppress the immune system, such as those to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.
  • Very young babies.
  • The elderly, particularly if they have other health problems.
  • People who have recently been hospitalized and/or had invasive medical procedures.
  • People with diabetes.

 Sepsis Symptoms

Because sepsis can begin in different parts of the body, it can have many different symptoms. Rapid breathing and a change in mental status, such as reduced alertness or confusion, may be the first signs that sepsis is starting. Other common symptoms include:

  • fever and shaking chills or, alternatively, a very low body temperature
  • decreased urination
  • rapid pulse
  • rapid breathing
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea

 

Sepsis Treatment

The first step to successful treatment for sepsis is quick diagnosis. If sepsis is suspected, the doctor will perform an exam and run tests to look for:

  • Bacteria in the blood or other body fluids
  • Source of the infection, using radiologic imaging such as X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound
  • A high or low white blood cell count
  • A low platelet count
  • Low blood pressure
  • Too much acid in the blood (acidosis)
  • Altered kidney or liver function 

Other tests of bodily fluids and radiologic tests, such as X-ray or CT scan, can help in diagnosing the cause of the infection. People diagnosed with severe sepsis are usually placed in the intensive care unit (ICU), where doctors try to stop the infection, keep vital organs functioning, and regulate blood pressure.

Cream Ridge, New Jersey. The most deadbeat debtors in the USA.

According to a recent study done by the American Academy of Citizen Debt and Collections (AACDC) — the city in the USA with highest percentage of people who do not pay their bills is a little place called Cream Ridge, New Jersey.

“Cream Ridge is about an hour ride to Philadelphia,” said a local merchant who spoke anonymously.

 “It’s a town of horse farms and plant nurseries and regular working people.    It’s really a nice place but nobody pays their bills and I for one am not the least surprised that it was named as the worst deadbeat filled city in the USA. 

“I have a list of debts a mile high and I’m in small claims court at least twice a week trying to collect.  The business I’m in gives people credit and eventually even the nicest people screw me over for thousands.

“Just about everybody lives over their head because they have been seduced by the horse racing industry and breeding that once was the hallmark of this town.  Now the horse racing is a dying thing and people still live with their dreams of a big house, a racehorse and a team of foxhounds.  It’s really pathethic — that’s why the AA meetings are so packed — or at least they should be because these folks drink the hard stuff — it’s a real bad town but it has it’s good side too.”

The merchant who spoke to TheDamienZone talked about the local farmers and horse breeders who pay their bills and keep him afloat, but for the most part the townsfolk always seem to be in small claims court — and they will say anything to get out of paying a bill.

During the course of our interview we sat in on a small claims session.  The Judge looked like she was disgusted before the first case even came before her. 

A Cream Ridge man was accused of not paying his bill for lawn care services and that he had not paid his monthly bill in 10 months — a debt of $740.00. 

The man told the Judge that the lawn care people and their loud engines had scared his prized dogs and caused one of his cats to run out onto a nearby highway where it was struck and killed by a car.  When the judge asked him why he continued using  the service the man replied that the noise hadn’t caused any problem until the last month.  With that said, the Judge than asked why he hadn’t paid the bill for nine months prior to that, the man then produced folder after folder of photos of dandelions and ragweed and time charts and sunrise schedules — he even went so far as to produce a photograph of a red bandanna left hanging on a shrub by one of the workers.

“Oh yeah, Lady,” screamed the angry man.  “They were gang members working on my lawn  and my children were being exposed to lawn toxins and gang members while you were sitting on your Obama-loving fat ass.” 

The Judge was so annoyed that she found the man — who seemed to be a regular —  in contempt for vulgarity and mayhem and outwardly lying with previous testimony about noise.  She demanded that he pay the full amount plus interest and damages of $122.00.  The man then asked for a retrial while he went to get his family appointed consigliere.  (Italian Lawyer for the Mob).  The man was taken away by State Mental Health authorities where he is being held for a competency hearing.

“That case and that guy are typical of the deadbeats here in Cream Ridge,” said the unidentified merchant.  “They are not only deadbeats, but they are drunk and crazy and they’ll say anything to beat a bill.  I would rather do business in downtown Detroit than deal with these deadbeats.”

The guy has a point because Detroit is listed as pretty much average for deadbeat debtors — Cream Ridge on the other hand is rated so high above the other cities in the USA by the AACDC that their online chart had to be expanded to a triple digit model just to include it — wow.

AIR FRANCE 447 — last minutes — Expert David Learmount.

Accordingt to expert DAVID LEARMOUNT — this is what seems to have happened to the crashed Air France Jet.  http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/learmount/2011/05/air_france_447_the_facts_and_w.html — or you can read it below.

This is what the Air France A330’s trajectory looked like during its last few minutes, starting when everything was still fine…

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The BEA’s simple three-page factual summary is here. It doesn’t attempt to judge, it just reports facts. Conclusions will come with the final report.

From this point I will number the paragraphs so I can refer back to information already mentioned. The paragraph numbers are not intended to tally with those on the diagram – it has its own key directly below it. 

1. On page 1 the report sets the scene on the flight deck. The captain has gone for a rest, and has been replaced by a supernumerary First Officer. That is standard for long flights.

2. The aircraft is cruising at FL350 (35,000ft) and there are storm clouds in the area, as there always are in the inter-tropical convergence zone. The two copilots are aware of them. The pilot flying (PF) briefs the copilot who has just taken the captain’s seat that they are in choppy air but cannot climb above it because the aircraft’s weight and the relatively high outside air temperature means that they are about as high as the aircraft can safely go until it has used up more fuel.

3. A few minutes later the PF makes a sidestick control input which raises the nose and causes the aircraft to climb rapidly to 38,000ft. There was no reason to climb, the PF did not announce an intention to do it, and the aircraft was not cleared by ATC to do so. The natural result of climbing without an increase in power is a loss of speed. But we’ll deal with that shortly.  

4. The problems for the pilots began when the autopilot(AP)/autothrottle (AT) disconnected. The disconnect occurred because there was a temporary disagreement between two independent airspeed sensors (pitot tubes) about what speed the aircraft was flying at. When there is a disagreement between two inputs to the flight control computers, the computers do not adjudicate, they abdicate control to the pilots.

5. The drill for pilots at that point, according to flight manuals for Airbuses and Boeings alike, is to leave the power where it is and to continue to fly straight and level. That way the aircraft’s speed remains the same as it was, no matter what the airspeed indicators are showing. When the AP/AT trip out the aircraft is fully in trim and the power stays where it is.

6. The same logic that caused the autopilot disconnect also caused a change to the flight control law, taking it from “normal” to “alternate” law. This robs the pilots of the flight envelope protection that is automatic in “normal” law, but otherwise the aircraft flies in the same way. The main protection they lost was protection against stalling.

7. The PF verbally acknowledged the fact that the AP had tripped out and that alternate law was in force.

8. Meanwhile the BEA report says that the airspeed disparity that caused autopilot/authrottle disconnect, lasted for less than a minute.

9. The crucial moment in this flight came 11s after the autopilot had tripped out. Because of the light turbulence, the aircraft rolled slightly to the right when no longer controlled by the AP, and the PF naturally made a sidestick input to bring the right wing back up. The problem is that, simultaneously he pullled the stick back, pitching the nose up. There is no indication of why he should have done that (see paragraph 3), but a few minutes before this action he had stated that they should not climb (see paragraph 2). He said: “So we’ve lost the speeds”, and then: “alternate law”, so I suspect it was a slightly panicky reaction to the airspeed disparity and the AP/AT trip-out, but it was not a logical reaction.

10. The result of the PF’s flight control input was a dramatic climb at 7,000ft/min and a similarly dramatic drop in the airspeed because of the climb. The aircraft reached 38,000ft, way beyond the height at which it could have sustained stable flight. Almost immediately upon applying the nose up demand the stall warning sounded twice.

11. When the stall warning first sounded the PF maintained nose-up pitch, but as the speed dropped with increasing height he applied a nose-down input and the rate of climb dropped from 7,000ft/min to 700ft/min. The aircraft reached a maximum height of about 38,000ft, and at that point the angle of attack was 16deg, which is well beyond the stall.

12. The stall warning sounded again when the aircraft began to descend, and the pilots selected maximum power on both engines (TOGA). At that height this would not have had the dramatic effect it would have had at a low altitude. But the PF still maintained nose-up inputs, and the trimmable horizontal stabiliser was gradually trimming further and further nose-up because those inputs were maintained.

13. The horizontal stabiliser eventually stopped at a 13deg nose-up setting, and the report says it stayed in this position for the remainder of the flight. At about the same time the airspeed disparity that had caused the confusion resolved itself, and the airspeed on both ASIs increased to 185kt in response to the high power.

14. The captain re-entered the flightdeck 1min 40s after the AP/AT disconnect, and about that time the stall warning stopped because the recorded speeds become invalid. The BEA explains that this occurs because, when the indicated airspeed drops below 60kt, the angle of attack measurements become unreliable and are rejected.

15. The aircraft by this time was descending through 35,000ft with an angle of attack exceeding 40deg, a nose-up attitude of 15deg or less, and a rate of descent of about 10,000ft/min, and the aircraft was oscillating in roll up to 40deg each way. The pilot’s response, says the report, was to pull back the stick to the stops (full nose-up demand) combined with full left roll demand for about 30s.

16. At some point the pilots had taken the throttles out of the TOGA detent and set them to idle thust. The PF declared he had no valid instrument indications. The BEA does not explain this, but it may have been caused by the very high angle of attack.

17. Then the PF made some nose-down inputs, the angle of attack decreased, and the airspeed readings became valid again, causing the stall warning to recur.

18. The BEA observes that whenever the angle of attack readings were valid, they exceeded 35deg, so the aircraft was deeply stalled during its entire descent.

19. The aircraft, at impact with the water, had a nose-up attitude of 16.2deg, it was 5.3deg left wing low, and had a vertical speed of 10,912ft/min.

If you struggle to understand how professional pilots can become so confused, I admit I do too, but history shows it happens sometimes. Read this to understand where today’s pilot training might be going wrong.

And if you put the key word 447 into the search window for this blog, you will find that I have listed some examples of previous accidents that contained many of the factors this one does.

What Really Happened to Jeff Conaway – Dead At 60.

Jeff Conaway, the messed up star from Grease and Taxi died today at a hospital in Encino, California but the trouble is that every article that has covered Conoway’s illness and subsequent death can’t get the facts straight.  Some say he died from an overdose and others say that he died from Pneumonia while still other say that he was taken off life-support.   What the hell is the story?

First reports were that Conaway suffered a bad overdose and that he was doing better.  Then they said that he had pneumonia and a blood infection and was put into a medically induced coma — then they said that he arrived at the ER in a coma.    This goes on and on and on in circles and every which way you can concoct the coma/pneumonia/overdose/life-support scenario.

The truth is that none of the media outlets know what the hell happened to Jeff Conaway but that didn’t stop them from reporting.

The good news is that prior to his death, Jeff Conaway had time to purchase the fabulous Scott McCreedy cross that is being sold for $17,000 by Tiffany.  Reports are that his doctor — er —I mean he was clutching it at the time of his passing.

What a bunch of jerks — why report on someone’s illness when you don’t know what the illness is?  What scum bags — anything for a story.

CORRECTION:   In the photo, the name of the Jeweler shoud read “Tiffany” -