can't imagine being in the shoes of the survivors of Malaysian Airlines
Flight 370. It must be horrible.
Especially bad would be if one of those family members lost was the wage
earner. What does the family do now? To be sure, there will be compensation
from Malaysia Airlines, but when will that come? Will families have to
Importantly, we have to ask how do you sue when there is absolutely no
proof that the plane crashed? There is no debris, no airplane found as
There is the presumption that it crashed in the Indian Ocean, and there
are four incidents of "pinger" reports. But that's not proof.
It must be madly exasperating for the families...all 239 of them.
the turmoil that is threatening to brew in Ukraine has to have people
there wondering about their future.
There are 40,000 Russian troops, planes and tanks gathered at their eastern
The Russians claim there is nothing to worry about -- that the troops
are there for military exercises.
But when one sees all that might and force gathered in one place that
seem to be doing nothing, one has to wonder what Russian President Vladimir
Putin has up his sleeve.
It is a state of limbo for Ukraine's citizens...not knowing if or when
a strike might come.
Winter is not
yet over up north. There is another batch of snow in the Rockies and more
cold, stormy weather is due to hit the Midwest and beyond.
Talk about frustrating...those that have had to live through this past
winter just about get their driveways clear of snow when another snowstorm
hits. Or a tornado. Ugly weather: Ish!
We've had it pretty good down here in Florida all winter...only a couple
of coldish mornings.
And we've just learned that hurricane season this year will be fairly
mild, with only 9 named storms and 3 hurricanes predicted. Just one of
those is expected to be fierce.
This really is God's country.
The Tampa Bay
Rays are back at it for another season.
They're doing okay so far: 7 wins and 6 losses.
They've been in Cincinnati this past weekend playing the Reds. They took
the first two games from Cincy, but the Reds came back to slaughter the
Rays in the third game; the Rays' pitching sucked in the last game. Small
wonder, Matt Moore is out on the Disabled List, Alex Cobb is also on the
DL, so is Jeremy Hellickson...Joe Maddon is having to go to the bullpen
They have one more team to meet before they return home from a 9-game
stint: The Baltimore Orioles.
Then they'll be facing the New York Yankees when they're back in town.
As usual, we are rooting for Joe Maddon's team, including Evan Longoria,
Maybe the Rays will do better this year...we sure hope so.
As a fan, I sure put in a lot of viewing hours on those boys. Hopefully
I will be rewarded somehow.
Maybe they'll win the World Series...that certainly would be a nice payoff
for all of us.
That's in my opinion.
Michael C. Quinn
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