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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1819

Re: British MP Killed

Rare in the UK but here in the USA we have seen too murders and severe injuries to our Federal, State and local elected officials. Too often they are political extremists, have mental health issues, a grudge against the government or the politician and have access to a gun or other weapon. Like here...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

I would like to know where he got the gun. Likely it was one owned by a parent and if so, they should be in jail or on high bail and house confinement too. I expect civil lawsuits by the victims against the school, the shooter and his family. The deeper problem here is the bullying and hateful behav...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Some things I would like to add to the above comments. Many women left the workforce during the pandemic to take care of children, that childcare facilities were shut down and even now to prevent their yet to be vaccinated children as not yet able to get the vaccine. Many women also left as after re...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 43
Views: 1785

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

Four things this outing of e-mails of John Gruden others and I bring up that need to be looked at. One is that a coach on a team and league that had a majority of Black players had these thoughts and expressed them in e-mails and no one seemed to tell him to stop it. Enabling him by not doing anythi...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2541

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

Such issues may be in violations of the USA's ADA and FAA laws to assure those with physical disabilities have the ability to fly on an airplane as anyone else. This is poorly researched. This is legislated under the Air Carrier Access Act, not the ADA. It's administered by the DOT, not the FAA. He...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2541

Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

A recent article in my local newspaper (Bergen Record, New Jersey - limited access without a subscription) brought up the problems those that need to use wheelchairs and battery powered mobility equipment due to physical disabilities have when flying within in the USA. The article cited examples of ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 43
Views: 1785

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

Apparently more e-mails came out with offensive comments (homophobic, sexist, racist slurs), mostly when Gruden was working for ESPN in and around 2011. Apparently they were discovered during the investigation of the Washington Football Team Iwho's former name had to be dropped as a racist slur for ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 43
Views: 1785

John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

John Gruden has been fired (publicly as voluntarily resigned) as head coach by the owner of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders team for e-mails with racist, sexist and homophobic slurs and comments from about 9 years ago when a commentator for ESPN. They included racist references (big lips) toward the the...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down

Lebanon has become a horrible basket case of civil war, ethnic and religious division, broken governance, Israel and Syria taking parts of it. Decades ago, it was a crown jewel of the eastern Med, with Christians and Muslims living in relative peace, a stable economy, Beirut a great, cosmopolitan ci...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

We have seen over the last 5-10 years a shift to more 'conservative'. right wing, authoritarian political and governmental policy around the world. Like many other countries, France has been seeing that movement. For the USA, UK, EU countries, a lot has to center, depending on the individual country...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airline Catering SkyChef and Gate Gourmet lays off hundreds
Replies: 50
Views: 10262

Re: Updated: Airline Catering SkyChef and Gate Gourmet lays off hundreds

Currently airports are seeing 35-40% less passenger movements vs the same month in pre-pandemic 2019 and no idea when or if it will return to 100% until likely well into 2023, especially international service. Airline food service companies have been hard hit by the decline of passengers, in the USA...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4249

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I am a loyal Democrat but I cannot accept the harassment by some extreme 'liberals' of Sens. Manchin and Senima for their demands for a smaller and more traditional infrastructure spending plan. They have been hanging out in small boats around the houseboat Sen. Manchin uses when in DC. Harassing Se...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP

There are many USPS offices that could be considered. Here in northern NJ, are some some with cool art deco designs, some neo-colonial designs (built in the 1930's - a popular style in some parts of the USA). The former USPS HQ that evolved into the Trump hotel is a NRHP designated and had a tower o...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 7576

Re: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore

It is sad that these 2 A380's are being scrapped/parted out but its due to financial reality that Singapore is famous for has made it the best decision. As noted conversions to freighters are not financially or practically feasible for these all other A380's.

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

I wish these sick 'truthers' would just STFU. I work and have worked with people who have retired who were in WTC 1 when it was hit, barely survived, knew fellow employees who died in the terror attack on 9/11. I have never believed the truthers, to me they are aiding the enemy, hate our country.

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7532

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

I wonder if Ryanair and its partner airlines keep the 'seat belt on' sign with full trips like to/from known party destinations.

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by ltbewr
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2001

Re: German federal elections

To me it is a good sign that Germany seems to have voted for Centrist (by European standards) government, one I wish the USA had. This keeps Germany economically and politically stable which benefits the rest of the EU and the world. It will be interesting to see who replaces Merkle, I doubt her suc...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8252

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

I presume the NTSB and/or the FAA will do an investigation of this incident, the pilots and cabin crew, especially as to the opening of the cockpit door. For sure the PIC and 2nd will be in trouble with the agencies as well as their airline, likely they are suspended from duty until further notice a...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12820

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

The procedures of rule and lawmaking in the USA include comments from all parties, including here airlines. You don't want a rule that is costly, difficult or un-enforcable, by the airlines. The airlines need help as these confrontations are costing them financially in legal and paperwork costs, inj...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6325

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

It would be interesting to see the details of this recycling and its costs with this alleged goal. I bet it may be selective and the actual numbers far less or only for certain materials.

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1172

Re: Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

By having one standard other companies can offer - especially for Apple - cheaper aftermarket chargers and cords so a savings for consumers.

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4755

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If this question needs asking you have not done enough traveling. There are places where it was considered ‘normal’ to encounter three stabbing victims in a week’s stay (with no ambulance in sight) and the first recommend from hotel concierge is ‘absolutely do not be out after dark’. Then it begs t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6702

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

As I noted in a previous post there have been complaints made public by groups and individuals who are other than White women or children who have been reported as missing by family members and a lack of public and police attention to them. In parts their complaints include racial, ethnic or religio...

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by ltbewr
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6702

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

The place Laundrie is possibly hiding out in has gators. Maybe he will have a run in with one and save the state the need for a trial.

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by ltbewr
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6702

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Hopefully soon, the body found will be verified as Gabby and we have from the preliminary coroner examination results of the probable cause of her death. We also need to see the boyfriend found dead or alive. I think pressure needs to be put on his parents as to their possible help with their son in...

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by ltbewr
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6702

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

While there has been massive attention to searching for and likely finding the body of Gabby Petitio in Wyoming as well as one underway in a swampy nature preserve-park for the boyfriend in Florida, some Native American groups in WY have brought up allegation of over 700 children and young adults, m...

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by ltbewr
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6702

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I hope that the body found is very carefully examined by the best coroner in WY to determine if it is her, the cause of death and if ID'd as her, if her death was due to actions by her 'boyfriend' or had other reasons. If he is responsible for her death, I suspect he may take his own life.

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by ltbewr
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1844

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

One has to consider the quality of the 'intelligence' and analysis used to determine who to attack. I think sometimes the USA's intelligence is give false info to make us look bad. Perhaps a family or tribe wants to get revenge on another family or tribe for some slight or a power play so gets the U...

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by ltbewr
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3456

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Why not just use a state issued ID? How is having to show an ID to vote racist but having to show an ID for a vaccine passport not? I suppose people who support vaccine passports don't want people of color around them at restaurants and bars? Such as? A driver's license is pointless for people who ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6702

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I wonder if he accidentally or unintentionally killed her, perhaps during another argument, then dumped the body someplace. That could explain his strange behaviors. Now he could be in hiding, on the run to Mexico or will kill himself. No matter what, this is a very ugly situation and I hope he eith...

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

Big and critical differences from 1/6/21. Current President Biden isn't encouraging the mob to do a terrorist act. Plenty of law and security officers who won't hesitate to use force and arrest if needed. Lots of fences and other barriers in place to keep the mob out of the Capital area will be in p...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7232

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The action taken by Gen. Milley does have precedent, in particular with President Nixon. Several times he considered using tactical nuclear bombs and in the final days before his resignation, getting drunk and having a mental breakdown, the codes were kept away from him to prevent a disaster. https:...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7076

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

As another poster suggested, Newsom should be humbled by this recall election despite his margin of victory. He needs to find a balance as to many polices, and be very careful not to give political ammo to Republicans in his behaviors. Over 1/3 of voters wanted to fire him for issues from taxation t...

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 543323

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The USA's President has ordered in a speech on Thursday, Sept. 9th, the TSA to double fines for not wearing masks on air flights, trains and other passenger transportation as well as train stations, airports. He also called in his speech that we need to 'show respect' to all and that the anger towar...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4519

Re: What happened to Denver?

A mix of issues had caused the massive increase of homelessness in almost all urban and some suburban areas of the USA. They include: Unaffordable housing Persons with criminal records especially for sex crimes banned from living anywhere near a school or other public facility or otherwise limited w...

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by ltbewr
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families: Biden Should Not Attend Commemoration Without Releasing Documents
Replies: 27
Views: 2415

Re: 9/11 Families: Biden Should Not Attend Commemoration Without Releasing Documents

What some want is evidence to connect persons part of the Saudi Arabian government to funding or supporting 9/11 victims so can try to sue that government. Previous lawsuits in the USA against Saudi Arabia have been dismissed due to a lack of proof, jurisdictional limits and to protect diplomatic, m...

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by ltbewr
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1193

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

I work in a large government agency that has firm rules against nepotism after a long legacy of it. There are several good reasons for such a policy in government agencies or businesses as to hiring, discipline, management, diversity and qualifications. Persons could have inside or early info as to ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7076

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris was a senator from California as well as being the Secretary Of State for California. She is known around the state. IIRC, she is well liked in California still. This is a yuge nothingburger the right wants to blow out of proportion. As they do with anything they can. I think it will be a ve...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17362

Re: Texas abortion law

The other danger from this law and the US Supreme Court's decision not to prevent the Texas law from going into effect is to eviscerate the 4th and 14th Amendment (4th - right to not be subject to illegal search and seizures, 14th power of the Federal government over the states, originally to enfor...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC @ EWR have evacuated the tower…
Replies: 23
Views: 7774

Re: ATC @ EWR have evacuated the tower…

While some operations have restarted at EWR, they are limited, with delays and likely numerous cancellations. Many streets and roads that lead to EWR and throughout the NYC area, in all of NJ, are closed due to flooding. Most NJ Transit train service is either suspended or with very limited service....

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17362

Re: Texas abortion law

The sick irony of this Texas law is that all anti-abortion supporters are likely anti-Communist but they are now accepting with the citizen lawsuits the things they decry of current China and in the past the USSR and East Germany where people will snitch on their family members for a few more crumbs...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Bart Simpson' prank pulled on school board meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

'Bart Simpson' prank pulled on school board meeting

Like the well known pranks of Bart Simpson calling up Moe's Bar asking for someone by a name with double and usually sexual meanings, a Zoom meeting of the Henrico Co., Virginia school board got pranked with names submitted of persons who asked to speak at the meeting. It took more than a few names ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1975

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

I have seen situations where people were hired who turned out have lied about being arrested for harassing women chasing them into retirement from being a police officer anymore to where someone becoming a senior Police Dept. official from being one in another agency get caught in a Homeland Securit...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1975

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/31/media/mi ... index.html
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Mike Richards is out as producer now. An interim person will take over. What a stupid mess. All Sony had to do was have someone in HR do a through Google check on the guy. https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/31/media/mi ... index.html

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2471

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

While we won't see the mass humanitarian disaster in New Orleans of Katrina, Ida seems to be much worse than Katrina in terms of wind damage and flooding elsewhere in Louisiana, Mississippi. This is also with a major spike in Covid-19 in the region. Death numbers will rise as flood water recede and ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

Sadly due to the hatred of the USA by too many, you have to have ultra-exterme levels of security at our embassies that massively add to the costs. They include large setbacks to limit damage from vehicle bombs, bomb resistant glass, massive barriers and entry checkpoints, hyper secure parking, more...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2471

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

Making things even worse with this hurricane will be it occurring during a huge spike in Covid-19 infections in a region of the USA where it is very bad already. That makes seeking shelter more difficult, hospitals unable to take care of injured, recovery made more complicated. I just hope we don't ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

If California had kept the death penalty this guy would have been buried deals ago. With the elimination of executions Sirhan has been a bit of a problem for the state. No one would want to parole him after a tradition term of 7 or 10 years. The issue today will be how will he be supported? Does he...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

I am old enough to remember hearing of Robert F. Kennedy's death being announced on TV, that of Martin Luther King a little over a month before, as well as the assassination of JFK a few years before. I hope the parole board will deny releasing him. He murdered RFK in cold blood for no good reason. ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188560

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-pilot- ... 49438.html
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Delta pilot doing an evacuation run of Afghan refugees is a son of a Nazi Holocaust survivor. He suggests he can relate to the refugees and proud to have participated in their evacuation.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-pilot- ... 49438.html

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