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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could low fare airlines come back TATL post-Pandemic ?
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Could low fare airlines come back TATL post-Pandemic ?

Could low fares airlines, new, existing or revived ones (ie: Norwegian) come back to Transatlantic (TATL) services post-Pandemic ? We know legacy airlines have cut the number of available seats including shifts to smaller planes, the slow restart of staffing on planes and on the ground, getting park...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1715

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

Juneteenth marks the end of enslavement of the last known slaves in the USA in Texas 2 months after the end of the Civil War upon notice by occupying US Army forces. Legally slavery didn't fully end until the 13th Amendment, created in January 1865 was ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. Sad...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 31
Views: 1505

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

There is a growing conflict of athletes, their personal paid product endorsements, personal and political beliefs vs. those of team and event sponsors. Team and event sponsors pay big money for the product placements and expect maximum exposure without blocking or countering of their product or acts...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1715

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

And when will we get a Native American federal holiday? There has been pressure for years, with backlash from Conservatives and Italian-Americans, to make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Sure, its easy to make a holiday to honor certain persons, but until we as a country deal with the seriou...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer
Replies: 33
Views: 1009

Re: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer

Once again, a Republican politician cheaply pandering to 'religious' voters. If politicians like DeSatan (yes, the spelling is intentional) were real persons of faith, they would be making sure all have access to health care, good social welfare programs, help the poor, protect the environment, not ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1715

'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

The US Senate showed for once unity of both parties in passing unanimously a resolution to have June 19th a Federal Holiday, one where Federal workers (and most state workers) will have as a paid holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the actual end of slavery in the USA, when some of the last enslaved pers...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philips brand CPAP and related equimpment big recall
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Philips brand CPAP and related equimpment big recall

Philips, the Netherlands based company has announced an international recall of most of the CPAP (for Sleep Apnea) and related respiratory equipment made in the last 5 or more years. It was originally noticed in late April 2021 but only more recently being covered in the news. Apparently a sound ins...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

While would be nice to keep the old building, likely it needs major structural work, too much to make it profitable as proposed. As across the street from the existing Pennsylvania Station it would be attractive to commuter workers from Long Island and New Jersey.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 22112

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Where I live in New Jersey, although vaccinated persons don't need to wear a mask in indoor places like stores, I have observed many are still doing so. Staff are still wearing masks, plexiglass barriers are still in place. While some of those who continue to wear masks may be un-vaccinated for pers...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2203

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I suspect many Congress members, their staff and family members will have to get 'burner phones'. This is disgusting, obscene, unconstitutional and even if leaks, they don't go to the level of needing such a level of investigation. Trump is scared of the truth leaking out of his corruption, especial...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

As compared to personal computers, likely we are in the early to mid-2000. About then, high speed internet became common, but higher speeds were to come. A mid-range computer still cost then much more than today and the difference in chip speeds, HD size is multiples of them. Costs and range are sti...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2120
Views: 139829

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

US President Biden announces US Government to buy 500 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to distribute to other countries. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-administration-to-buy-500-million-pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-doses-to-donate-to-the-world/ar-AAKSmS9?ocid=msedgdhp Of course ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential A321XLR Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

Re: Potential A321XLR Routes

Will the A321XLR have enough range in TATL so won't have to make fuel stops on some westbound flights during the winter months with 757's ? If so that would be critical for it to succeed. As others have noted and per some airline websites, most likely the A321XLR would allow more point to point oper...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6154

Re: Trouble for Trump

Jeff McConney a Senior VP and Comptroller of The Trump Organization has given testimony in the Manhattan DA's Special Grand Jury. He apparently has a great deal of knowledge of the finances of the Organization. He had critical knowledge of the money handling of the dirty scam that was Trump Universi...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I am surprised she didn't get shut down, the microphone turned off and dragged off the stage by school administrators for her actual instead of her approved speech (which was to be on social media issues of her peers). For sure 99% of the V-speeches will be about the pandemic and it's affect on them...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32972

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

While there are some key locations where a 2.5 hour train ride exists, there are some location pairs where high speed rail doesn't exist or can't due to topography like with the Alps region of Europe. Then you have transfers from HS lines to local lines means longer times to travel vs. a direct fight.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 80922

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Looks like Qantas A380's many be activated soon ? This article notes that there are literally 'snakes on a plane' in their dessert parking sites, mainly crawling in to the wheel and brake areas of parked planes. A special tool is used to go after the snakes and other critters, a certified broom hand...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2120
Views: 139829

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

There is growing use of money and other prizes in the USA States to bribe/encourage persons to get the Covid-19 vaccinations. Basically there are lottery like drawings of those that get the vaccines in their state to get large cash prizes like $1 Million or more or in Ohio for those 12-16 a free rid...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4597

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

At sports related press conferences if you notice are with a backdrop with the name of the tournament/team as well as the name of major sponsors of the tournament/team/sport those sponsors pay good money for to have them there when some start player/coach is talking. In the end it is about money for...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: Dash Cams

Dash cams have become normal in many commercial vehicles and for sure in places like Russia by many car owners due to too much bad driving by others.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8686

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Large companies have employees with a wide range of political and social views. The 'writer' of this letter probably objects to Delta executive decisions to the attempts by Republican politicians in their HQ state of Georgia to limit the right to vote, something that may hurt them from recruiting em...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

I saw an article on the sad discovery on a USA website a few days ago. One of the worst factors in these First Nations Children residential schools (along with orphanages) throughout Canada (and to some extend in the USA, Colonized areas of Africa) was the immoral partnership of the Roman Catholic ...

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by ltbewr
Mon May 31, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

I saw an article on the sad discovery on a USA website a few days ago. One of the worst factors in these First Nations Children residential schools (along with orphanages) throughout Canada (and to some extend in the USA, Colonized areas of Africa) was the immoral partnership of the Roman Catholic a...

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by ltbewr
Mon May 31, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly the end of Netanyahu
Replies: 31
Views: 2362

Re: Possibly the end of Netanyahu

This Israel-Palestine conflict has been going on forever, but is this the first time we've seen this level of dissent within Israel? Israel has a terribly complicated political landscape. 10-15 different political groups at any given time (in turn formed by smaller parties), with the most important...

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by ltbewr
Mon May 31, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4597

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

Many sports, other celebrities including politicians, want absolute control to how they want to be seen in public. Most have accounts with TicToc, Twitter, Facebook to bypass the media attempts to control their narrative. Many of the 'reporters' are looking for the 'gotcha' question, the info that w...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 28, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 6121

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

Was it alive or dead when seen ? Thankfully no one got bit, that would have been horrible. Here people were trying to escape the horrors of the Covid-19 pandemic in India and they face possibly getting bit by a bat. What's next, snakes ?

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by ltbewr
Fri May 28, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16209

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sout ... index.html
Can't have nice things because of a few jerks.
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Apparently per a CNN article an internal memo of SWA says they are delaying the return of alcohol beverage service originally planned to start in June:
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sout ... index.html
Can't have nice things because of a few jerks.

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by ltbewr
Fri May 28, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 20
Views: 2194

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

What took place today was to block the bill by the threat of a 'filibuster' a Senate procedure allowing unending debate on the bill, basically 'talking it to its death.' to deny a simple 51-49 vote on creating a joint bi-partisan Commission to review the terror events at the USA capital on 1/6/21. T...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 28, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8494

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Santa Clara County sheriff now reporting that the VTA shooter was scheduled for a disciplinary hearing over racist remarks he was making on the job. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/gunman-faced-vta-disciplinary-hearing-on-day-of-attack/2556757/ Many workplaces have adopted zero tolerance ...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 27, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26881

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Clearly Putin is backing his buddy in Belarus with making it difficult for EU airlines to enter Russia's airspace as not overflying Belarus. This isn't good for anybody. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-blocks-some-flights-for-avoiding-belarus/ar-AAKsrVY?ocid=U507DHP&li=BBnb7Kz I expe...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 27, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6154

Re: Trouble for Trump

A public felony criminal jury trial of Trump is never going to happen. He will likely die or be able to claim mental unfitness and for sure prosecutors know it would be a total hot mess taking over the media, charges of political persecution and prosecution of him further dividing the country. It wo...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 27, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 151
Views: 7982

Re: China and biological warfare story

Sadly, we may never figure out or know the truth of the source of Covid-19 but for sure it has created massive international numbers of hospitalizations, deaths, economic hardship and ruin, social and political upheaval we have not seen since WW II. It is human nature to want to find simple explanat...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 26, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6140

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

The 777W seems to be an odd variant that seems to have limited value as a trade in and continued use. Boeing might take them to make a deal on new aircraft with some favored customers, but many just might go to scrap.

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by ltbewr
Tue May 25, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5100

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

One of the factors of Republicans objections to the 1619 Project is the fear of of its lessons encouraging Repatriations to Black Americans for enslavement and that an overwhelming number of White voters refuse to have money taken and a transfer of wealth from them to go to Black persons. This also ...

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by ltbewr
Mon May 24, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26881

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

I suspect some airlines will take internal actions or at the advice of the governments they or their aircraft are domiciled in to not carry persons who have certain political leanings. Further they may discontinue operations to some countries or overflights to avoid any possible risk to them or pass...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 23, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Camera Footage the Media Won't Show You
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Police Camera Footage the Media Won't Show You

I believe we need police get more training and education in particular in dealing with drug use and mental health problems. Most police forces in the USA are very local unlike in other countries and too small to have enough officers or need for trained non-police persons to deal with certain circums...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 23, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China Shakes Mysteriously
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China Shakes Mysteriously

It is possible there is a design or engineering flaw like the Citigroup building in NY City. https://medium.com/an-idea/the-courage-to-raise-a-design-flaw-listen-and-act-saved-a-city-8d37c1ce2a8b Also one cannot ignore the possibility that substandard materials were used, inspections not properly do...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 23, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks
Replies: 24
Views: 2431

Re: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks

The use of the term Holocaust has for political, cultural and social reasons become almost exclusively to be used in reference to the mass murder, including incineration of the remains of mostly Jewish persons by Nazi era Germany. The term has a connection to old Jewish customs of sacrifice by burni...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 20, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6154

Re: Trouble for Trump

I wonder if the Trump Organization, Trump himself, family members & top executives get indicted there will be a consent order deal done to avoid trial and public disclosure of his financial records like done with his 'Trump University'. This happens too often by too many corporations and busines...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2869

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

Like with an airplane crash, there are investigations underway to determine what happened here. An inspector involved with a previous inspection has been fired per a link in an above post. There is also issues with the design of this bridge also noted in a link in an above post. This bridge was init...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 19, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6154

Re: Trouble for Trump

I am not surprised and indeed expected the 'Trump Organization' and the business entities under it to be criminally investigated. Many of the financial, tax, insurance fraud and other criminal acts were through it. Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen and a top executive of the Trump Org, Allen Wei...

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by ltbewr
Sat May 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8494

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Major regulations on guns like in Australia and NZ will never happen in the USA due to deep political and cultural factors. Yes, the big, mass shooting get attention but there are the smaller multiple victim gun shooting events that add up the totals, especially in major urban centers, usually due t...

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by ltbewr
Sat May 15, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 7189

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Cockpit and cabin crew on international flights will likely be required to get the Covid-19 vaccines by the countries they will be flying into and likely the USA may require the same of foreign airliner crews. By having all employees vaccinated it makes it a lot easier for staffing organization, hea...

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by ltbewr
Sat May 15, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greyhound to exit Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Greyhound to exit Canada

It is possible that once the pandemic is over some small, regional providers could crop up like in the Quebec City - Windsor corridor. Problem is that the distances in Canada are so far that flying becomes a better option. I know in the USA we have some cheap regional bus services, mainly catering t...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 13, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4171

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

So, the Republicans in a basement room, using a cowardly voice vote to assure the decision, have removed Rep. Cheney from her unofficial party leadership role in Congress as she properly refuses to support Donald Trump's in fact control of the Party. Trump has so many scared to death, afraid to chal...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20623

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Sadly this is just another battle in the war that has been going on in the region for over 75 years. Neither side has the high moral ground. Israel has been taking homes and land by police and military force since its creation to provide housing for 'their' people. The Palestinians never had the sup...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4171

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

A critical factor in the dismissal of Rep. Chenny from her party leadership position is MONEY. In her position she is a major collector of bribes...um...party and politicians campaign contributions. They feel her distancing from Trump - although about the only thing I agree with her on - will hurt t...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 12, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 2406

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

Good decision in terms of public policy and to end the NRA's attempt to evade NY State Not-For-Profit organization law that its leaders have disobeyed with misuse of funds. There is an issue as to the NY AG's attempts to revoke the Not-For-Profit corporate charter in NY State and force its dissoluti...

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by ltbewr
Tue May 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 950

The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?

The Golden Globe Awards for movie, TV and streaming entertainment productions hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) may be facing a 'death penalty' due to several reasons, the leading one the lack of diversity of it tiny membership. The HFPA has no Black African among its 86 votin...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 09, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

Sometimes airport terminal buildings become obsolete, the airport is shut down, and if the building is protected for its history or design, it has to find a reuse or repurposing. I would like to know of others. Let me give you 2 examples here in the NYC area. TWA former terminal building at JFK to p...

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