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by ltbewr
Thu May 06, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 25
Views: 889

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

God must love hypocrites, he made so many of them like this jerk. I hope if the evidence is there to cause his being convicted, he gets a long term in a hard core jail. Child porn is so dead wrong on so many levels, very illegal in the USA for good reason that it needs heavy penalties for its consum...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 06, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves

An article published May 5, 2021 in the UK's Telegraph newspaper (I saw this via the USA's Yahoo website) suggests that the pilot was 'depressed' and 'made deliberate moves' to evade radar tracking. The linked article has a idea that the pilot flew the plane very high very quickly to accelerate depr...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 06, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration

It is becoming more apparent the inability to hold 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 in Japan. The IOC and Japanese political leaders are trying to salvage it to 'save face' ( https://www.dictionary.com/browse/save-face ) but it is too dangerous to do so. Japan cannot put their people at risk by divertin...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 05, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 162
Views: 5926

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

One subgroup of persons saying no to the Covid-19 vaccines seem to be the so-called religious including evangelical Christians and some Ultra-Orthodox Jewish. For them their reasoning included that 'God will protect me' as a 'good religious person', that 'it is God's will' if I get the disease or no...

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by ltbewr
Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1086

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

I was in grade school in the 1960's and bailed out of Catholic school after the 7th Grade due to the violence of the nuns and lack of effort to deal with bullying in the schoolyard. To this day, it still affects my life. Some of the stuff the nuns did like using a 1/4 thick yardstick on your butt, s...

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by ltbewr
Mon May 03, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

The assassination death of Osama bin Laden was to get the blood revenge that most Americans wanted for his inspiring the most deadly series of terror attacks in history and for sure was glad it happened. It was also politically necessary for then President Obama to make it look like he would take de...

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by ltbewr
Sat May 01, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 77
Views: 2811

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Violent gun uses depicted in far too many movies and TV shows don't show how much a human body is destroyed by them. There is the almost cartoonist ways gun violence is shown, no terrible wounds, no guts hanging out, no remorse by the shooter, too often the shooter never gets shot themselves, tends ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 53
Views: 2059

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

ELD's don't allow any flexibility to deal with reality and a factor in fewer wanting to drive. I live in northern NJ. There almost no truck stops commercial or state run legal parking areas. The few commercial stops are expensive and often packed. Traffic, accidents, weather all make it impossible t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

There have been investigations as to Rudy G. for several years including as part of those under Robert Mueller. This is likely over his involvement as an illegal agent/lobbyist for the government of Ukraine. He isn't the only target, he could be asked to give up info in a plea deal to get others so ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burning Man Festival Cancelled for Second Year in a Row
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Burning Man Festival Cancelled for Second Year in a Row

I expect the main event will never happen again. It has become too big, too commercial, there is a bad history of too many sexual assaults, and likely many who run it have moved on to other jobs. I also suspect that under the Biden Administration, the US Government agencies that control the site wou...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 934

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

That the 'independent' autopsy says Mr. Brown was in the back of the head and due to NC state law limiting production to the public of the numerous police videos of this event it is making for a lot of understandable anger by Black persons across the country. Many see a cover up by the police to pro...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 53
Views: 2059

Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

For a variety of reasons compounded by the pandemic, the USA is facing a shortage of truck drivers that is creating problems. Some were long existing issues like low pay, tough working conditions, odd working hours, the responsibility, too may potential drivers with drug/alcohol records or can't pas...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Form some a payment for transportation, taking time from their jobs if an employer won't pay for time off to get the Covid-19 shots may be necessary. We can also expand distribution to local churches, community centers, pharmacies, retail store locations so more convenient to access or for the house...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 4217

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

A crush is pretty quick, the cause of death ironically being scalded to death by adiabatic heating, rather than drowning, as you might think https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiabatic_process Rgds I would've thought it would've been essentially being crushed instead of any other cause. Interesting, th...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 4217

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

One has to wonder, that if like with pressurized aircraft, there is a finite limit of cycles of compression/decompression for submarines, even if extensively rebuilt. As some have noted, only a small crack can doom a sub. Like with aircraft, you could have a small stress crack develop that over time...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 4726

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

One factor that must be included in any look at police using deadly force is that per the linked study, about half of the uses of deadly force involve persons with a mental health crises. This is often compounded by their possession of a gun, knife or other potentially deadly weapon. https://namiill...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Aware on the pandemic impact: "An Uneven Recovery"
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Flight Aware on the pandemic impact: "An Uneven Recovery"

I think the 'crystal ball' as to predicting the future short and long term as to commercial air travel is 'very hazy'. I would suggest that as only a small fraction of the world's population outside of Europe, USA have been vaccinated, international travel to/from Asia, Africa, Central and South Ame...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3188

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

There seemed to be a mix of factors that has led to the abandonment of the proposed Super League. One thought is that the team owners failed to 'read the room', in particular of the fans. This USA ESPN article suggests a number of factors in the crash of this bad idea: https://www.espn.com/soccer/bl...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3188

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

The only silver lining is that it shines a light on how badly UEFA has managed the game for 15 years now. The whole organization should be shuttered and replaced by something new. UEFA is somehow shocked that after decades of allowing clubs to become billionaire playthings that those billionaires w...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 315
Views: 17938

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Defense made a motion for a mistrial on the grounds of prejudicial news and other media, that it has put the jury in a position that if failed to convict Chauvin, will mean riots. The Judge in the case noted comments of controversial, Black, Female US House Member Maxine Waters (D-CA, LA area), ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1327

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

There is also over the next 20 years the expected and profound changes from the Global Climate Crises as well as from the Pandemic. Buildings will have to be constructed to deal with those affects, form will follow function. I don't see profound change in clothing but maybe being more acknowledging ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

As the OP notes, a lot of people have or will make changes in their lives as a result of the Pandemic including work, education, day to day living and relationships. This has been an event causing major long term life changes like WW I, WW II, the Great Depression, 9/11/01, the 2008 Great Recession....

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 2881

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Just another day in America. Once again a terrible mix of too easy access to slightly altered military grade weapons, mental health problems, our uneven and confusing gun laws and the sick, pro-gun culture of the USA has led to another deadly mass shooting attack. Sadly, there is no easy way to fix ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1611

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

The SAT and ACT tests (as well as others for graduate schools) were created in the 1930's-1940's to try help colleges determine who to admit without having their own individual tests. They allowed a potential applicant to take the tests in their hometown area, save the money and hassles with creatin...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 236
Views: 30450

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

Eight (8) dead at IND FedEx Ground facility. Several others hospitalized. Alleged gunman believed dead. Not sure if gunman an employee. The linked article says this is one of FedEx's biggest facilities, it is likely to have a significant affect on it work. Sadly this is not the first time FedEx has ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 315
Views: 17938

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Defense (Chauvin) has 'rested', concluding its presentation at trial. The trial closing arguments will be held on Monday, the Jury likely to get the case later that day or Tuesday. The timing is also good in it will allow for preparation of law enforcement for the Jury decision, especially if Ch...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics

Only a small number of athletes and support staffs that might attend, Japanese citizens and residents have yet, or by the time of the already postponed 2020 Summer Olympics to this year will have been able to get Covid-19 vaccines or be anywhere near 'herd immunity'. Many poorer countries may not ge...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1927

Re: Strange business names

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Stellantis


Well, at least it's better than FCPA (FiatChryslerPeugeot Automobiles)

The Stellantis name is a made up one so no one company is seen as the lead brand with all its business internal politics implications.

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 72
Views: 4066

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 the citizens of the USA wanted blood revenge against al-Quada and the Taliban in Afghanistan for supporting them. All we got was the Taliban and other Afghanistan tribes ripping the USA off with in effect bribes and due to the culture of the region, impossible to g...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 173
Views: 9158

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

We've seen it before where multiple police officers are apparently incapable of restraining a compliant (up to a point) suspect. The officer attempting to cuff Wright looked like he'd never handled a pair of cuffs before. He was stopped due to illegal placement of an air freshener Serious stuff. Up...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1927

Re: Strange business names

Fifth Third Bank will always sound made up to me. I'm sure if I think hard enough I know a few other really odd ones but none pop up right now. I can't believe people say Aunt Jemima syrup and Uncle Ben's rice sound racist but don't seem to have an issue with a bank naming itself the inverse of Thr...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1927

Strange business names

Sometimes from mergers, takeovers, spinoffs, marketing think tanks, companies take on new names, often made up letter salads perhaps by those on bad drugs or trying to avoid names too much like another company's, hopefully not an offensive word in another language to bury a name with a bad connectio...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 125
Views: 9441

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

I wonder if the Republicans want to keep him in office as long as possible to as it might not be until November and a special election to replace him and want as many of their party in House to keep their narrow minority of members.

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4437

Re: Prince Philip has died

Apparently the BBC has been getting a lot of complaints of the repetitive and continuous attention to the recently deceased Prince Philip, excluding all other programing. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bbc-sets-up-complaints-line-for-too-much-tv-coverage-of-prince-philips-death/ar-BB1fuzyI Of cou...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 3245

Re: Tea or Coffee?

I rarely have tea, usually only when traveling for breakfast or iced tea (with only a small amount of sugar) in the summer where I live in the USA. Never got into coffee. I love the smell of fresh ground beans but despite several tries just can stand drinking it.

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant

Pressure must be put on corporations who buy ads, ad agencies and Fox News to ditch such over the top racists and jerks. Starve them of money and they die like any other business.

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4184

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

Philips Adams brain to be examined for signs of CTE https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31223923/brain-phillip-adams-former-nfl-player-killed-five-examined-cte CTE, from multiple concussions damaging his brain may be a factor that led to his mental health problems and sadly to his acts of murder and...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4184

Re: That Didn't Take Long

It is believed the alleged killer had ongoing mental health issues. He was a former NFL player so it is possible he had deep brain injuries and using drugs for his injuries from his playing day as possible contributors to his mental condition. Still he had access to a gun despite his mental conditio...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4437

Re: Prince Philip has died

I will be interesting how his funeral will be carried out, especially due to Covid-19 restrictions. Of course the biggest media attention will be if/how Prince Harry and his wife attend, taking it away from Prince Philip. I suspect the funeral, as per his wishes and Covid-19 restrictions will be rel...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 386
Views: 86248

Re: LATAM A350 Will be retired

Likely it is to narrow their maintenance and crewing needs by cutting out a type of aircraft from their fleet, lower overall costs.

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

Last year the NY Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit to revoke/terminate the not-for-profit corporate status of the NRA in the state, as until last year the NRA was incorporated in NY State (they re-incorporated in gun friendly Texas). The NY AG has authority to regulate such entities, includi...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Campaign Reportedly Forced To Refund More Than $122 Million To Donors
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Trump Campaign Reportedly Forced To Refund More Than $122 Million To Donors

Sadly in the USA, there is frequent use of 'opt-out' in fine print or hidden not 'opt-in' of continuing purchases of a product, or here a political campaign donation. People do have a right to obtain refunds if an error made or per federal elections, general federal or state laws, such opt-outs are ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous
Replies: 46
Views: 1967

Re: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous

I suspect many of the youth rioters are unemployed, due to a mix of multi-generational employment issues, Brexit and Covid-19. People not working have time on their hands and not enough money, so tend to get involved in anti-government and anti-social activities. They brood in their 'tribes' listeni...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1475

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Criminals will always be a step ahead of law enforcement in technology, weapons and how they do their criminal acts.

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1466

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

The population of NY City is about 8 million, and they have about a 100 murders per quarter in 2020, a higher rate since 2014. Although it is far better than in the early 1990's where the murder numbers were 500 per quarter, at all time highs, still 100/quarter is unacceptable. To have zero murders ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2864

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

In the USA, it is the deep fear of residential homeowners that the value of their property they hope to make a lot of money on when they sell will be less than desirable. Some who moved to areas near airports did so as the value of property was lower and more affordable. Than you have the 'environme...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 125
Views: 9441

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Wonder how many GQP’ers will be caught up in this when the deal making begins. I have a feeling a whole lotta. :bouncy: Thank you for your hard work, Stacey Abrams! Without flipping Georgia blue, I highly doubt any of this would be going down right now. First of all, the 'tax collector' was charged...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

Re: US Capitol incident

The driver apparently had mental health problems, made worse by use of drugs. Why he decided to go to the Capitol may be just some desperate act to get attention for his problems. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/family-and-friends-concerned-noah-green-was-unraveling-before-capitol-attack/ar-BB1ff...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

Re: US Capitol incident

The driver apparently had mental health problems, made worse by use of drugs. Why he decided to go to the Capitol may be just some desperate act to get attention for his problems. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/family-and-friends-concerned-noah-green-was-unraveling-before-capitol-attack/ar-BB1ffB...

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