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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

I do think there should be reform so that a police officer who commits acts of violence on criminal suspects or criminals have to pay civil damages from their personal pay and assets, not just if Punitive damages are awarded and rarely are. Having a $1 Million judgment, lose your house, car, spouse,...

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 44
Views: 1242

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

This is a follow up to my previous post and responses to it. My mom is 91 years old. She remembers the nuke bombing on Japan. She accepts to this day the view that is ended the war, prevented the deaths of 100's of thousands of Japanese and Allied soldiers. My father who died in 2007 accepted that v...

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 44
Views: 1242

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

Trillions spend for nuke bombs in the USA, and too many other countries. Massive environmental damage. Millions dead or prematurely dead from exposure to nuke fallout and wastes. Mostly about having a big 'tool' that is useless but as a deterrent. The horrors of Nuke power plants gone bad - Chernoby...

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

Most Blacks and other Persons of Color don't want defunding, they just want less racially biased, less corrupt policing. Stop 'broken taillight' pullovers thinking of maybe getting a big drug dealer rather than pull over the weaving car of a drunk driver. Go after the 'white collar' criminals who st...

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 66
Views: 3626

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

Apparently the Ammonium Nitrate ended up there due to a financial circumstances of the Russian operator of a ship. Nobody cared about or had the money to bail out the Russian ship, the AN was seized and never properly stored as no money along with corrupt and incompetent government management and re...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 217622

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/eva- ... index.html
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Eva Air offering 'Flights to Nowhere' on its 'Hello Kitty' painted plane. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/eva- ... index.html

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by ltbewr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

I wonder if many of the German protesters are former East Germans who have a deep distrust of government from their earlier life experience and since the wall fell of discrimination and still higher levels of unemployment than in the 'West' states.

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by ltbewr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed

The City of Newark, NJ, which used to have a significant Italian population (mainly in the North Ward) removed a statue of Columbus over a month ago and a 2nd one by a church also removed peacefully. The placement of statutes of Christopher Columbus was to perpetrate the myths of discovering 'Ameri...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed

The City of Newark, NJ, which used to have a significant Italian population (mainly in the North Ward) removed a statue of Columbus over a month ago and a 2nd one by a church also removed peacefully. The placement of statutes of Christopher Columbus was to perpetrate the myths of discovering 'Americ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 3887

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

It is going to be interesting to see how much affect the Pandemic will have on mass transit in the medium to long term. Indeed it could face major adjustments of routes and frequency, major cuts in capital expenditures, Short term, mass transit is devastated as so many fewer people are using due to ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Melbourne has been placed under stage 4 restrictions from 8PM tonight, for 6 weeks. https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/coronavirus-in-victoria-melbourne-to-enter-stage-4-lockdown-full-details-of-what-that-means/news-story/7f9706166ce2ad3988c64e0ac8371c30 It will be tough. Hope...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9326

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Eventually, the violent attacks like on Federal facilities in downtown Portland as well as the peaceful protests will end. Already the BLM/anti-Racism protests have largely disappeared with some incremental goals reached. The violent 'anarchists', persons vandalizing and tearing down statues, destro...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Kushner’s Politicide

If there is any truth to these accusations, then Jared needs to follow in the history of his father and end up in jail on grounds of mass murder.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honk Kong Postpones Elections for One Year
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Honk Kong Postpones Elections for One Year

Lam was told to do it by her PRC bosses or else face more trouble in the territory. Likely this gives the PRC government the ability to scare off candidates who are loyal to HK and put up pro-PRC ones. It looks like a horrible end of HK as it was.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3208

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

It it horrible to think that so may men were so stupid and sick in their sexual behaviors, committed sexual assault, rape and statutory rape by USA standards, and could have been severely compromised, blackmailed, extorted, affecting government policy and large numbers of corporations, in favor of o...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

It is believed several outbreaks in my home state of New Jersey, pushing the R # to 1.14 as of 7/30, from large gatherings/parties of 'young' people indoors and outdoors without masks or social distancing. Airbnb is revising it rules at least for NJ to end possible 'party houses' after on in Jackson...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 59
Views: 14086

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

It's interesting that the unthinkable, SQ retiring all their A380 fleet, is a strong possibility. But we have gone into a worldwide economic depression will little need for their capacity for years.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5184

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Trump cannot change the date of the November General Election. He can cause a lot of mayhem before, during and after it in 'purple' states controlled by Republicans to try to limit the ability of people to vote including vote by mail, how counting of ballots are done and collected, to try to throw t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

I just hope Mr. Cain's death from Covid-19 will get some fellow Republicans and Trump to reconsider their obscenely bad policies as to the Pandemic including his 'rallies'. Sadly, it likely won't do much

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 152
Views: 22351

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Boeing will now whipsaw Washington and South Carolina for the best ‘deal’. Yep, More corporate extortion of taxpayers and workers. I do hope 787 goes back to WA, These plans make sense from now, production will be reduced due to sharply cut demand, the need to fix the 737MAX, maybe give time to mak...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9326

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

I wonder at what point Pres. Trump will 'Federalize' the Oregon National Guard, sending 100's of members with full riot gear to end the protests there. I am surprised he hasn't done it already. The violent siege by a small number of idiots has to end at some point and hopefully before any get killed...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1143

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

The primary election in NJ was only by vote by mail of party specific registration. I hope that the November election will also be all mail voting in my state. The pandemic will still be in full throttle and a need to limit exposure to Covid-19 not just to voters bur election poll workers, but also ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

It is best that President Trump not appear for any service or honor of Rep. Lewis. His presence would be very unwelcome due to his open racism, personal hate for Rep. Lewis' support of Impeachment, and would want to take the spotlight to himself.

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

The culture of some countries, including to protect workers with sufficient wages, means tips are uncommon. Some countries also automatically require any 'service charges' as part of the product or service price to assure taxes are collected. In the USA the tipping culture is strong for various hist...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

'Sovereign Citizen' nutters are starting to become a nuisance here in Melbourne, with mask wearing in public now mandatory. One Karen has become notorious over the last couple of days for going into stores unmasked, and challenging store staff when asked why she wasn't masked up. Police got involve...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

I wonder how long the NBA will be able to last even in its bubble. The Covid-19 testing for the NBA in Florida is done daily with results in a day or two while 'regular' people in Florida are waiting up to 3 WEEKS to get their test results. That is unfair, especially to the 99% of people who make a ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 40
Views: 6634

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

This was probably one of the most live time documented air crashed at the time, recall the video of the truck on the highway parallel to the flight's short path. That video, various pictures were quickly distributed around the world and on high-speed internet available in workplaces and a few homes....

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I live alone. I am 65 years old. I have a decent paying job and able to work at home for now and have financial reserves. I do take calculated risks everyday and not just from Covid-19. Once the non-medical masks and social distancing recommendations and requirements were put in, I followed them and...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6567

Re: VP candidates

When will Biden announce his VP? Some reports set it the 1st week of August. That could be delayed to continuing background checks, timing to not get run over by something Pres. Trump will do.It will be done long before the Democratic Party convention starting August 17th. US House Rep. Karen Bass ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 416
Views: 15827

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/25/uk/boris ... index.html
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Besides Brexit, Scotland apparently better handling of Covid-19, may encourage the Scots to separate from the UK and join with the EU.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/25/uk/boris ... index.html

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5375

Re: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination

Like dealing with other conflicts of law vs. culture, religion, disabilities, there are limits of reasonable public accommodation. That most buy tickets on line now, buy the cheapest seats then on board demand the seats they really wanted but didn't want to pay for. (Until Covid-19) very packed flig...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 28
Views: 4121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Now we have to wait a whole year thanks to this damned virus. https://variety.com/2020/film/box-office/a-quiet-place-2-top-gun-maverick-release-date-delay-1234709716/ Marc Can't they release it overseas first in countries where they've managed to keep it under control? Fears of piracy. That in othe...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3660

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

My argument against 'kneeling' during the national anthem is that is just widens the chasm of politics in our country and hurts the message they want to get across.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

The Washington "Football Team" They might as well call themselves the Washington Possums. They play dead at home and get killed on the road. Like that. :checkmark: Maybe the Skunks could be considered as stink like them. Guess they are having trouble finding a name that won't stink like t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4118

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Since some have brought up depictions of GLTBQ's in movies (as well as TV shows), here is a list of some popular films of 2016 with offensive or poor portrayals of GLTBQ+'s So, the only films allowed in future will be ones portraying members of the LGBTQI+ community only in positive terms, and as t...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32337

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Uh Oh. Trump appointed UK Ambassador Robert Wood 'Woody' Johnson, (Woody Johnson sounds like a male pornstar name) is apparently a racist from comments disclosed from an investigation by the State Department Inspector General and connected with Trump's attempt to have Johnson put pressure on UK gove...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32337

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

It will be interesting to see the affects on Biden vs. Trump of Biden's VP pick, which should be announced in early August. He has already made the decision of it being a woman. It is very likely he will choose a Black woman in part to get out the Black vote base of the party and pressure from the r...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9326

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

The Governor of OR shroud have called out a small number of National Guard troops to patrol downtown Portland back in May to end the destruction of private and public property. If the Governor did that, the anarchistic activities would have ended weeks ago and President Trump, would have not be send...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

In New Jersey for regular unleaded is ranging from $1.99 to $ 2.19/Gallon this week. In April/May it was as low as $ 1.69/Gallon at Costco/cheapest stations. In Jan/Feb., it was typically $ 2.29/Gallon (all prices Cash, CC use at some gas stations is about 5-10 cents/gallon more). NJ is also attenda...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured

News reports say the alleged murderer is Roy Den Hollander. and has long history of bringing cases against feminist issues like 'ladies nights' at bars, ect. He made an appearance on Fox News in 2008 explaining his anti-feminist, 'men's rights' views and lawsuits he brought. A correction as to his p...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured

The alleged murderer was found dead, apparently from a suicide in Rockland Co., NY. He was an attorney who is believed to be had a bad experience before the Judge. https://www.nj.com/crime/2020/07/suspect-in-shooting-at-home-of-federal-judge-found-dead-of-self-inflected-gunshot-wound-in-upstate-ny-r...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured

About 5 PM on Sunday, 7/19, a gunman allegedly in a FedEx delivery uniform shot and killed the 20 year old son and seriously injured the husband of Federal District of New Jersey Judge Ester Salas at their home in North Brunswick, NJ. The husband is a prominent criminal defense attorney and a former...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Re: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?

Long distant, overnight leisure travel has sharply reduced, but local and regional day and short overnight leisure and business travel has slightly increased in the USA. In the EU, travel within it has seen some recovery due to far more competent national and regional governments in dealing with it....

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Congressman John Lewis
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: RIP Congressman John Lewis

Sadly Rep. John Lewis won't be able to get the full funeral and related honors he deserves due to the Covid-19 limits. Rep. Lewis almost got killed to fight for Black persons to have the ability to vote. One of the most important memorials that can be done for him is for the Senate to pass the alrea...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26085

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

I don't see how firing FA's and reassigning pilots to FA duties would be legal under USA, Canadian and EU rules/laws to allow them to operate to/from them.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3146

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Three men have been executed by the US Federal government this week. Its like a rushed production line. First was Daniel Lewis Lee on the 14th, Wesley Ira Purkey on the 16th and late Friday afternoon, the 17th, Dustin Lee Honkin. There is one more Federal prisoner scheduled to be executed by the end...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4118

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Somehow I guess we should've seen this coming, too: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/viola-davis-regrets-starring-the-help-vanity-fair-194726805.html Viola Davis regrets starring in The Help . The movie 'The Help' is among a few other recent movies that when they came out were criticized or sinc...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4118

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Since some have brought up depictions of GLTBQ's in movies (as well as TV shows), here is a list of some popular films of 2016 with offensive or poor portrayals of GLTBQ+'s https://www.thewrap.com/13-movies-rated-damaging-lgbt-people-2016-photos/ Here is article of other films, going back to 1940 wi...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75353

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

I have had several rides on BA 747's in the 1980's, early 1990's, Oct/Nov. 2017 and Oct/Nov. 2018 JFK-LHR-JFK. The ones I took in 2017-2018 were a bit tired in their interiors and IFE, but they did the job fine. It was well understood that these 747's were on a short timeline to their end of use any...

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