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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13559

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Rittenhouse is a student at Arizona State University and 'left wing' student groups are demanding he be immediately be withdrawn out of the (state run) school due to his acts of violence. I am surprised more students haven't called for him to be expelled on public safety and political grounds. Consi...

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway
Replies: 19
Views: 6402

Re: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway

Sadly conditions for some in their home countries are so bad they will risk their lives to escape in the most dangerous ways. As I and others have said about other 'stowaways', there was terrible security at origin airport. That needs to be seriously looked at as well as possible actions against the...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 4948

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

Two results from this hijacking/escape were changes so built-in air stairs on planes could never be opened in flight and along with the numerous hijackings to Cuba by armed persons the first passenger and carry on baggage metal screenings on flights out of USA airports.

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 98
Views: 4292

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossib...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11210

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

This is seen as a 'right' decision, with some measure of justice for the victim. Fortunately, this case got transferred to a State AG prosecutor. There was strong evidence including video taken by and produced under discovery by one of the Defendants. The Prosecution limited bringing up the issue of...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 29
Views: 1270

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I will be part of the typical northeastern USA Thanksgiving at the home of a sister-in-law's cousin (they have the largest house). For many of us, it will be like dancing on a minefield as have to deal with family issues, politics, sports, risks of getting Covid-19 as some have refused or have young...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 98
Views: 4292

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossibl...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13559

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics ... index.html
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Rittenhouse and his mother visited with former President Trump at his home in Mar-A-Lagro Tuesday. This is very disturbing at the least, making Rittenhouse a hero to the extremist right.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics ... index.html

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 9739

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Atarctica for the first time

I noticed that there were 4 pilots in the cockpit. I presume the other 2 were for the return flight due to limits on the time the initial pilots had to fly, prep before takeoff and time on the ground (ice ?). Very nice pictures and video. Yes I wish they used a more 'colorful' aircraft but using an ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1809

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

Many of us have nuanced political and social views on 'both sides' on can 'agree to disagree' on with family, friends and co-workers. Sadly the Covid-19 pandemic made it a lot worse. It will be like walking on a minefield this year at in person holiday events, just hoping you don't hit the wrong spo...

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 98
Views: 4292

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges.

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 98
Views: 4292

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

It may be the driver of the SUV was being chased and took a wrong turn or afraid of stopping. He also could have been drunk/high on drugs. In my hometown here in NJ, we have a Holiday parade this Saturday, one of biggest ones with decorated fire and related service vehicles in the USA. 1000's turn o...

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed

For at least a decade, Black and other social, religious and political leaders have put serious pressure on governments to remove from any public place of honor of anyone who was as a owner or trader of slaves; of any political and military leader, memorials or symbols related to the Confederate Sta...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13559

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

There were a terrible set of circumstances that led to Rittenhouse to use a gun, serious mistakes made by the prosecutors, a political environment that polarized the community by racial lines, our 2nd Amendment absolutism and witnesses that supported part of Rittenhouse's actions. Of course the news...

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by ltbewr
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2502

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Recall how for years in the USA of the sexual and other abuses of mainly young female athletes like the gymnasts, afraid to speak out or lose their chance. That was repressed until the anti-rape movement got going from woman (and a few men) in entertainment and general businesses. Women were paid of...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8354

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Perhaps the biggest lessons from the 2021 elections is that both Republicans and Democrats must move more toward the right-center on social and fiscal issues. That includes as to immigration, climate change mitigation, abortion, international trade and diplomatic policies, teaching of history (espec...

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by ltbewr
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3536

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Vice Presidents are in weird positions. As a VP Gardner with FDR said it's 'not worth a bucket of warm piss' [often the word spit used instead]. They are literally one bad heartbeat away from becoming President but have limited powers, often given assignments to keep the President looking good, usua...

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by ltbewr
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 27
Views: 1474

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Still in two minds whether the WC should be subject to a boycott. They say sport and politics shouldn't mix, but that's exactly what sports washing is all about. One things is absolutely certain: I won't be attending any of the matches in person, and I think to a large extent the stadiums will be m...

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13559

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Sadly in the protests after questionable and deadly conflicts of Black men with certain police officers, it led to the police backing off the streets, then idiots taking advantage of the lack of police to commit crimes including of violence and looting. That violence and looting is dead wrong and li...

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21498

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

The pandemic has caused a lot of working persons to rethink their jobs, if want to return to them, to take jobs where can work from home or have a short commute, regular 9-5 hours Monday thru Friday, not have to deal with the growing numbers of unruly customers, still not seeing real raises and terr...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 6310

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

Even with the top tier US Sports teams and as little as 90 miles of travel (like NYC - Philadelphia), they will fly, buses (coaches) are very rarely used and trains are never used.I suspect that but for the shortest trips in mainland Europe, top tier Football teams use planes.

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2131

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Aaron Rogers along with the NFLPA is fighting any mandate of their employer teams or the NFL to get the Covid-19 vaccines and follow other health rules like use of masks, as part of a strong anti-management attitude by many players on other issues (wanting more money, CTE, bad calls, behavior rules ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

Bannon has a few options. Not answer the Subpoena at all and possibly face jail time. Continue to refuse to appear, making a statement that until the issue of 'executive privilege' as to former Pres. Trump is resolved by the US Supreme Court. Goes to court on enforcement as to himself of the subpoen...

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by ltbewr
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2135

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

I was 9 when JFK's assassination took place. It is still one of the most memorable events in my life, only exceeded by 9/11. A lot of mistakes were made that led to it, I think the holdup of records almost 70 years later is about not wanting to bring shame (or truth) to the Secret Service, the FBI, ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20yrs since a mainline crash in the USA without mass fatality
Replies: 55
Views: 7677

Re: 20yrs since a mainline crash in the USA without mass fatality

AA 587 was a major loss of life. What caused it is still controversial today. At first as only 2 months to the day of the terror acts of 9/11/01, many believed it was a terrorist attack as well but by later in the day that was quickly determined it wasn't. Seeing years ago the above picture or other...

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by ltbewr
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13474

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

I flew on the LGA-DCA shuttles of several of its operators from the early 1980's to the early 2000's. Usually I was delivering documents for filing in DC for a law firm I worked as a paralegal in that time. I saw several US Senators and Congress members on board. I would get the shuttles from 1:30 t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5329

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

The leaders of the EU and their member countries are taking a hard line as to further migration of these refugees of war, poverty, drought/climate change, ethnic and religious persecution in response to demands of their citizens so can keep their jobs and not get voted out. That the overwhelming maj...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4823

Re: What is in Britain's future?

To me the UK, in particular England (and perhaps with Wales), wanted to become like Switzerland. Have its own financial and banking rules, its own money, its own tax laws, not subsidizing other countries (like Greece), its own border controls (to keep out pesky migrants from Eastern Europe, the Isla...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2131

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Rodgers now taking ‘full responsibility’ for any confusion or perception of being misled he caused. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/aaron-rodgers-takes-responsibility-vaccine-comments-rcna5005?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma Translation: his sponsors called and said clean up your act or we’re out He lost ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2131

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Rodgers now taking ‘full responsibility’ for any confusion or perception of being misled he caused. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/aaron-rodgers-takes-responsibility-vaccine-comments-rcna5005?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma Translation: his sponsors called and said clean up your act or we’re out He lost ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2236

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

There is no doubt there will be huge lawsuits brought against the top performers, the concert management company, the site operators and owners, all their insurers by those who had family members who were killed and by those seriously injured. Insurance for such events will see a rise in premiums an...

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

I would be interested, except for any critical security information, of procedures if a pilot or co-pilot if a sick or becomes incapacitated during a commercial flight. One question I have is if a doctor on board, would they be allowed in to the cockpit to try to determine what the medical problem i...

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by ltbewr
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

I am 67 years old. It shows in your comment. There are plenty of newer bands who have come up in the last couple decades who are amazing. If you can't or don't find them, that's not their fault.[/quote] Actually I do like some (relatively) newer groups like Coldplay, Cold War Kids, I don't just lis...

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2236

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

In 1977, at a concert for the rock group 'The Who' In Cincinnati, OH, 11 people died rushing the doors of the concert site. It led to an end of 'general seating' at most concerts in the USA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_concert_disaster#:~:text=The%20Who%20concert%20disaster%20occurred%20on...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

As long as they can make money from performing, they will do so even if halfway into a coffin. The Stones are far more talented on a 'bad' night than most modern performers who use auto-tune, sing nonsense lyrics and have only a fraction of their talent and musicianship. I am 67 years old. I have be...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2693

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Tina Tintor was a 23 year old woman who once worked in a Target store, more recently at working at home for an insurance company. She had a future ended while going home from a friends house and walking her dog. She came here and ended up in Las Vegas at 3 years old with her family from Serbia (part...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2693

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Or you have tracking on the vehicle that automatically alerts authorities if a vehicle is excessively speeding or if the tracking device is modified. I don't know.. This is an excellent idea. I also don't like the idea of throttle limitations because that means enthusiasts can't use the vehicle the...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8354

Re: 2021 US Elections.

It appears that Phil Murphy (D) will win re-election as NJ Governor by about a 1% difference. Late numbers due to counting mail ballots in overwhelmingly Democratic party counties of Hudson (Jersey City) and Essex (Newark) put him over the top. When the vote is initially certified in 17 days (Nov. 2...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2693

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Too much money. Too fast car. Too little brains. Too much to drink. A toxic and deadly mix for sure. The idiot lives, likely to survive but per several news reports, facing 2 to 20 years for vehicular homicide under the influence, dangerous driving and having a handgun in his car. Somehow he survive...

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by ltbewr
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8354

Re: 2021 US Elections.

This year is an 'off year' for elections in the USA with only 2 states having statewide offices up to a vote and some major cities, especially NY City, having mayoral and other offices up to a vote. New Jersey: The legislature will still be in control by Democrats although it may lose a few seats to...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8136

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Inappropriate behavior by a pilot, we don't need to hear this crap from a pilot. Some pax may not know what the phrase means, some may support it and some will be offended by it if knows what means. It was very inappropriate and the pilot (and Co-pilot as part of CRM) should face some discipline an...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

Its silly stuff like this that hurts PETA's legitimate issues of animal abuse and treatment. Focus on getting more pet animals spayed and neutered, go after 'puppy mills', go after 'cat ladies' who mistreat them in their delusions, keeping animals from extinction.

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Troublesome companies
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Troublesome companies

JLR has always been a basket case, usually of broken parts and unreliability of their vehicles especially in the North American market and with a number of owners in the UK, Ford and currently one from India. They can only sell on looks, 'British' luxury but what good is it to have a vehicle you pay...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 3945

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

At some point, like with several of his fellow ex-Fox news on-air persons, he will have to leave/be fired to save the network. Maybe this be the step too far for Fox to keep Carson.

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1502

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

In the 1930's, during the deprivations of the Great Depression, a number of actors and others in the entertainment business got involved or became members of the US version of the Communist Party as believed in a fairer economic and social life. Some also joined for food, shelter and something to be...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12900

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It won't be long, likely after the preliminary investigations are done, that family of the dead and still living victim get a top personal injury attorney to file civil lawsuits on everyone in the movie for many millions. Hopefully soon prosecutors will seek charges on key people who likely led to t...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12900

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Like with many airplane crashes that are a major reason for this site, a series of events that led to the death of someone. We must learn from it, improve safety standards and take actions to reduce such a circumstances from happening again. Some posters have discussed the series of events as what s...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1385

Re: International Airports and prayer room

Sydney (yssy) has or had such a room but I’ve never seen it used it. What such a room is called has little significance to me. All major Australian airports have at least one prayer room, although in Perth it is called a Quiet Room "for prayer or quiet contemplation". Sydney has one in th...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's new service from Stewart Airport as of 10/25
Replies: 18
Views: 3192

Frontier's new service from Stewart Airport as of 10/25

Frontier airlines is going starting from today from Stewart International Airport (SFW) to Orlando (MCO) 4 x a week and to Miami (MIA) and Tampa (TPA) 3 x a week from Nov. 1st. Hurry to get $29 intro fares. This gives a significant opportunity for those in the Hudson Valley area an option rather tha...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1385

Re: International Airports and prayer room

JFK airport in Terminal 4 has 4 religious facilities, assigned ministers at them for those of the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths. This link is as of 2017, it may be different from today due to the Pandemic. https://portfolio.panynj.gov/2017/03/30/interfaith-alley-a-prayerful-sanctuar...

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