Stories to Ponder When You Are Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Updated on 2023-09-18

Following is an initial collection of stories. I plan to add more stories in the future.

A Year Without a Kitchen Sink

In September 1996, Roxy Whalley fled an abusive husband after years of mental and physical abuse, eventually becoming a mobile nomad. Following is her story.

A Year Without a Kitchen Sink

Case Study of Failed Posterior Spinal Fusion

In the following videos, Dr. Douglas Gillard discusses a failed posterior spinal fusion suffered by a Middle Eastern man who became severely disabled as a result. You’ll be aghast at what the quack doctor did to the unfortunate man.

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Part 2 of 2

First Officer Deliberately Plunges a Plane Load of Passengers and Crew Members to Their Deaths

EgyptAir Flight 990, a Boeing 767, bound for Cairo, Egypt, departed JFK International Airport in NYC after a scheduled stop on Oct 31, 1999. The flight contained 203 passengers and 14 crew members. 33 of the passengers were Egyptian military officers returning from a training exercise.

20 minutes after takeoff, the relief first officer entered the cockpit and suggested that he relieve the command first officer. The command first officer protested because the relief crew was not supposed to take over until after 5-6 hours of flight time. However, the command first officer eventually relented and left the cockpit.

A few minutes later, the command captain left the cockpit to use the restroom. Seconds later, the cockpit voice recorder recorded the relief first officer making the statement, “I rely on God.” Seconds later, the relief first officer disconnected the autopilot. The relief first officer then moved the throttle from cruise power setting to idle. Then the relief first officer performed the necessary procedures to cause the plane to begin a rapid nose dive.

4 minutes later the aircraft began to break apart in mid-air at 10,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. There were no survivors.

Why did the command captain not intervene or think it strange when the relief first officer suggested relieving the command first officer?

Don’t watch too many of the videos on TheFlightChannel. You may not want to fly again.

See How This Pilot Deliberately Crashed His Plane into the Atlantic Ocean

When Kids Kill: The Murder of James Bulger

On February 12, 1993, 2-year-old James Bulger accompanied his mother on a shopping trip. A momentary period of inattention resulted in James being abducted and lead away by two 10-year-old juvenile delinquent boys and later brutally murdered. The story, as can only be expertly told by the creator of the Descent Into Darkness YouTube channel, reinforces my being so protective of my daughter when she was younger.

When Kids Kill: The Murder of James Bulger

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