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by ltbewr
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 41
Views: 1459

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: 30
Views: 1143

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: 18
Views: 705

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: 41
Views: 1459

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: 807

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: 121
Views: 3983

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: 6678

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: 794
Views: 528983

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: 72
Views: 3656

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: 2355

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: 1157

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: 6678

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: 319
Views: 13965

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: 7643

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: 319
Views: 13965

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: 1025

'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: 1898

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: 1898

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: 2405

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: 1613

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: 2405

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: 1258

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: 1258

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: 186731

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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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2152

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

In her first days in office, Gov. Hochul has made some critical decisions. Corrected the 'official' state public numbers of deaths from Covid-19 from about 43,000 to 55,000. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/08/25/new-york-kathy-hochul-covid/4391629908470/ Vowed to 'clean up' the Governor's offic...

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The internal political affects in the USA from what is a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan has considerably hurt President Biden and Democratic Party politicians. With other factors, it could mean the Republican party takes back the Congress in 2022 and the Presidency in 2024 even if not Trump....

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing
Replies: 50
Views: 1675

Re: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing

This policy will most likely affect prosecutors in their sentence recommendations so not want to have them reduced by a judge.

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3504

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

What happens if you drive an electric car? Does an attendant still needs to do the "fueling" for you in NJ and OR? No, all public EV 'refueling' stations are self-service in NJ. So far. I don't expect the mandate to ever be applied to EV recharging as almost all of the 'station' I have se...

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis to resign ? ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2571

Re: Pope Francis to resign ? ?

Pope Francis has a long history of health problems. When younger he lost part of one of his lungs from disease. He has been hospitalized recently for another ailment. Those brushes with mortality, seeing at his age physical infirmity, perhaps mental frailty, he is considering abdication in the near ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3504

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

As to why NJ doesn't allow self-service. Almost all gas stations by the 1940's had attendant service but in the late 1940's an independent gas station in the northern part of the state decided to have self-service, with prices 1-2 cents a gallon, a big deal when gas prices were about 20 cents a gall...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8778

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Business documents by postal mail using air services or companies like FedEx, UPS & DHL are likely significant parts of freighter cargo. That may be in decline as more such documents are becoming digital in delivery and signing. Still some business documents need original signatures, there could...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years
Replies: 123
Views: 21521

Re: KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years

These decisions are made by accountants using sophisticated computer programs, taking into account depreciation, tax laws, current and future operational costs, cargo capacity on pax planes, maintenance schedules, if an 'mx hog' with its costs, potential resale values and need for capacity. Look a t...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat

Apparently this fool was able to spew his perverse views all over the internet courtesy of Facebook. That is part of the problem with such events, that even if die from it, they get attention from it they wanted. Our news media, businesses like Facebook and other social media have to realize that su...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1898

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Why is it that so many employers fail to do proper background checks, including a good Google check ? In my work for a government agency, I have seen a senior administrative police official hired for our police for a similar police administrative position fail a DHS check as had phony 'diploma mill'...

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

One unfortunate consequence will be a raging civil war as the various regional family/tribal/ethnic groups fight over 'turf'. There will be open conflicts, as happened for centuries in what is currently Afghanistan and Pakistan. These will be fought with AK-47's and whatever was left behind by USA a...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1904

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

A lot of 'fast fashion' is poorly made and often of non-degradable, basically plastic fibers. Good clothing is made of cotton, wool and other 'natural' based fabrics. Much of 'fast fashion' is to sell cheap, only worn a few times as the fickle as clothing styles are (mainly for women) as falls apart...

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by ltbewr
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 34
Views: 2179

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

Selective enforcement of motor vehicle laws by the skin color of the driver and/or passengers has a long and disturbing history in the USA. Cops used 'broken tail light' (non-working) as an excuse far too often to harass Black drivers to keep them out of White neighborhoods, to meet ticket quotas, m...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11282

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Another factor that may explain why few in the USA, Europe won't fly on 737 Max series aircraft is that the 2 crashes occurred with airlines seen as based in '3rd world' countries and their 'dumb' pilots, with racist overtones. If the the crashes had been with a US or European based airline, then at...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

One of the big problems from the rapid takeover of the Taliban is that 1000's of persons and their families who worked with the UN, USA & contractors are at gave risk of being killed as couldn't be evacuated in time. Another big problem will be the continued border disputes getting hot, especial...

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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It was long expected when the USA withdrew, it would be a total mess and the Taliban taking over. It is beginning to look like when we left Vietnam and Iran in 1978 for the USA. We have lost any credibility in Afghanistan and throughout the Islamic world, we are seen as failures and they are right. ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church

The best way to deal with offensive free speech is more free speech. This was a good example and encourage it with many of our challanging uses of freedom of speech like WBC, anti-maskers, Trump supporters.

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2152

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

One of the interesting twists in the resignation of NY Governor Cuomo will be that the top 3 NYS officials, Governor, Lt. Governor and AG will be women, 2 of them Black Women. Gov. Cuomo is facing too many and a pattern of allegations of improper behavior with women who worked for the State. It is c...

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2926

Re: Messi going to PSG

There is a form of 'relegation' in American major professional sports. Poorer performing teams gets the earliest 'draft' picks of players from eligible college or certain minor league players to limit the best teams from always getting the best players. Especially with the NFL part of each teams sch...

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13406

Re: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

You almost long for the days when the worst behaviors of passengers were passing out drunk, babies crying or kids kicking your seatback the whole flight.
I wonder what would happen if a UM became unruly to the point of needing restraint ?

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors
Replies: 25
Views: 2935

FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors

The USA's FAA is using memes, humor and other ways to try to curb the sharp rise in unruly behaviors toward flight crews on airplane flights and zero tolerance of them. One shows a pickup truck and suggesting instead of being able to buy one you wasted the money on fines and legal costs by acting st...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 170
Views: 14928

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Can you imagine having an insurance company tell you that they will be waiting for months or years for the official cause of the accident? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/07/30/florida-condo-collapse-survivors-reckon-hesitant-big-insurers-surfside/5413422001/ Some insurance ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2864

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

One problem with the USA's cable news channels is that most of the programing, especially in the evening is 'opinion - news', not really news but comments on current news events. Certain channels have a somewhat liberal bent, others a hard conservative bent. I don't watch FoxNews but even MSNBC has ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2926

Re: Messi going to PSG

American professional (NFL) football is a very different sport than soccer football in terms of finance. The players in the NFL are paid from a certain percentage negotiated between the players union and the owners from from TV with each of the 32 teams getting the same amount of it. Then there are ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow in Brazil
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Snow in Brazil

Occasionally in the USA has snow or icing conditions in Florida. Those conditions can affect the citrus crops and let to a major space disaster (Challanger). Still it is very unusual for Brazil to see such conditions.

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2926

Messi going to PSG

Football great Lionel Messi is leaving his long time club Barcelona to rival Paris Saint-German. Apparently a mix of greed, stupidity, financial factors for Barcelona led to what is likely the biggest move of a player in international football history. He gave a teary press conference, wishing he co...

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