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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 15:16
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Devil As Easy as 1-2-3!

The young man referenced in the hyperlinked article below decided to save himself thousands of dollars and many hours of flight instruction.

" Asked about his lack of training as a pilot, Zemarcuis Devon Scott, 18, allegedly told Texarkana, Ark., police that he didn't believe there was much more to the task than pushing buttons and pulling levers, according to a probable cause affidavit used to create the following account."

Attempted Theft of Aircraft

So there you have it, Ladies and Gentleman: just push a few buttons and pull a few levers and off we go into the wild blue yonder!

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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 15:18
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just push a few buttons and pull a few levers and off we go into the wild blue yonder!
Depends on type my friend
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I'm going to opine that both his oars don't quite reach the water. His elevator doesn't reach the top floor. He's the 40 watt bulb in the 100 watt box.
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Talking Sharp as...

A Marble.
Or a one-watt brick...

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Originally Posted by cavuman1 View Post
Zemarcuis Devon Scott, 18, allegedly told Texarkana, Ark., police that he didn't believe there was much more to the task than pushing buttons and pulling levers
Apparently he was trying to steal an ERJ-145, so he may have a point.
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He's an a merkin. Anyone there can achieve anything; anyone can become President.
"When the suspect turned his gaze toward the officers, two of them allegedly recognized Scott from past encounters." Perhaps they had been passenger with him on previous flights?
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"His elevator doesn't reach the top floor" and all those very hah hah hah amusing snipes by sad people who laugh at those who have a mental problem as I suspect this young man might have been born with. "a quote from the "comments" section

......""Danger is nature's way of weeding out the stupid ones before they breed".....

I hope he has the opportunity for decent care and safety in the community but I doubt it. Unfortunately Governments in many countries spend pitifully little on mental health having other priorities so he'll end up in prison where there's even less chance of help. Hey, but the good thing folks is - he'll be out of the way of all of us sane folk.
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Sandwich short of a picnic if you ask me.
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Hey, maybe the guy is as bright as anyone else. He had the desire to go to a rap concert, and knew that planes are faster for interstate travel, and knew that airports had planes. He picked out a twin jet like a CRJ or something so he figured that would be plenty fast. Heck, maybe he's just a criminal genius that happened to get caught this time. Why should the govt be tasked with his medical care, mental health and feeding if he's sane? Prison will work just fine, and less than 1/10 the cost. Being smart, or stupid is not against the law, but ACTING like a criminal by trying to steal a plane is against the law.
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Couple of spanners short of a toolbox.
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Originally Posted by ethicalconundrum View Post
Hey, maybe the guy is as bright as anyone else. He had the desire to go to a rap concert, and knew that planes are faster for interstate travel, and knew that airports had planes. He picked out a twin jet like a CRJ or something so he figured that would be plenty fast. Heck, maybe he's just a criminal genius that happened to get caught this time. Why should the govt be tasked with his medical care, mental health and feeding if he's sane? Prison will work just fine, and less than 1/10 the cost. Being smart, or stupid is not against the law, but ACTING like a criminal by trying to steal a plane is against the law.
It's good to see that you're not troubled by the sensitivities that your user name might suggest.
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Dunning-Kruger effect

This from Wikipedia.

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. (...) Other investigations of the phenomenon, such as "Why People Fail to Recognize Their Own Incompetence", indicate that much incorrect self-assessment of competence derives from the person's ignorance of a given activity's standards of performance. Dunning and Kruger's research also indicates that training in a task, such as solving a logic puzzle, increases people's ability to accurately evaluate how good they are at it.

I have about 100 hours experience of hang gliding and a frankly embarrassing one hour in a 737 simulator. I know I can't fly an airliner.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
It's good to see that you're not troubled by the sensitivities that your user name might suggest.
Yup. I sleep very well at night. Not troubled at all. Ethics is an interesting field. Basically, in the past 20 or so years it's been almost completely subsumed by the touchy-feely emote generating crowd. If it doesn't feel good, then there is a solution. Sadly, very few ethics professionals know anything more than - 'The Government __________________'. It's like every problem is unique but every solution is a hammer, and that hammer is the govt. Well, I got news for them, the govt is rarely the answer to ethical questions. Also, I don't know that this is even a mental health question, but if it is, IMNSHO - the govt(any govt) is definitely not the answer to mental health issues. Trust me or don't, but go look at the history of govt solutions to mental health issues. It will not be a fun filled investigation, it might even make one rather ill.
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Six vouchers short of a pop up toaster....
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The wheel is turning ....... but the hamster is dead!
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This guy is a few bricks shy of a load. I've always thought Arkansas inbreeding was just a joke, but now I'm not so sure.
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So I'm guessing everyone here went straight from prepubescent to adulthood. Sure this guy's activity was a bit more extreme than some, but not as extreme as others. Punishment is required but let's not throw the book at him.
https://www.newscientist.com/article...and-what-isnt/
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Folks,
A few emus loose in the top paddock.
Tootle pip!!
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