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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3222

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

On Tuesday, MTG and a few other RWNJ Republicans decided to hold an outdoor press conference after the emotional and devastating testimony of 4 Capitol Police Officers as to the terrorist attack on the US Capitol on 1/6/21. It didn't go well as confronted by a few counter-protesters blowing whistles...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1063
Views: 60432

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The testimony of 4 CPD officers who's excerpts of and of MSNBC's commentators I saw/heard shortly after it was very emotional and sad to hear so called fellow Americans do such acts of terror in the Capitol and to those CPD officers. This is only the beginning of these hearings, it started with a cl...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1871

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It would be interesting to get to the reasoning why the games in Japan were scheduled o be held in late July-early August. Was it pressure from the USA's Comcast/NBC network who didn't want their exclusive coverage of National Football League games on Sunday nights in Sept.-Dec.(likely the USA's TV ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2476

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Times change and team names once acceptable even only a few years ago are not. For what is now going to be after year's end the Cleveland Guardians their need to change was due to their generations of offensive use of the references to their departing name the Indians. The late 1980's film 'Major Le...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 1234

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

I suspect hard 'crash barriers' will be put up at the grounds of the Library on the border to prevent this from happening again. They may be ugly, but it is a sad necessity.

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1349

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

These massive wildfires also cause secondary damage from the loss of vegetation when rains finally arrive causing mudslides and flooding.
There seems to be no way to deal with them except to remove humans and structures from them permanently.

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: 40 Years Since Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse in Kansas City

This has been the 2nd deadliest structural failure in the USA and will likely be surpassed by the Surfside, FL condo collapse (114 vs. likely over 130). It also had far more numbers injured (over 200) than the Surfside condo collapse will likely have. As with other major structural failures, it led ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 435
Views: 34825

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sadly a toxic mix of politics, economic demands, that humans want to go back to 'normal' ASAP, practical limits on how fast vaccines can be made, the inability to yet vaccinate those under age 12 and the nature of diseases like Covid-19 is causing surges in infections in many countries. It appears t...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6791

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

As some of the posts here note, one of the sad legacies of the loss of TWA 800 has been the number of conspiracies as to it. Lets not forget this happened at a time in history when a number of aircraft were destroyed or damaged by bombs smuggled onto them as terrorist acts so there was a huge tenden...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6791

TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

TWA 800, a 747, was lost 25 years ago today, 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK on a flight to CDG in what is generally believed by investigators to be from a short in an electrical component in a fume filled center fuel tank. The airplane exploded and broke up just south of Long Island over the ocea...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5840

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

An athlete can be great in playing their sport but some just have problems dealing with the media. 'Stage fright', have personalities just not good around people asking questions, fear of saying the 'wrong' thing, limited by sponsorships, just don't take well to training to deal with media, just don...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

One big problem with this case was the team management delaying the suspension of Bauer. The story of his arrest got very quickly posted on the internet before the team had a chance to verify it and the circumstances for it. With such cases of violence against women as alleged with Bauer, there is a...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

Part of western Germany and eastern Belgium have seen historically deadly, severe weather and flooding on July 14-15th. The worst was along parts of the Rhine river and tributaries in Germany. There are over 95 recorded dead, with over 1000 missing at this time. Some towns and villages have seen mas...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

Sadly those who are rich, celebrities or have political pull can far too often get away with predicate crimes that if they faced treatment like normal people for them wouldn't have got to the levels as with Bauer. What I would like to see in all professional sport by negotiations is team owners and ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6027

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

I wonder how long before the TX governor orders arrests for 'harboring' or supporting a 'fugitive' of spouses and adult family members of the runaway Democrats TX state legislators, or harassing them with frequent police stops, cut off of paycheck, hurting their employments or businesses. I wouldn't...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2812

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

80 MPH (128 Kmh) is the highest posted speed limits in the USA. It was likely set as most drivers were already going at that speed anyway. Then there is that if the speed limit is 80 MPH, then many are likely going 90 MPH putting many at risk of an accident. Many drivers are not really safe driving ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1787

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I have heard really knowledgeable people say SA is totally doomed now, and the decline became irreversible years ago. I heard exactly the same thing, early on, when Hugo Chavez rose to power from my Venezuelan medical resident roommate. It happens when populations fall below the minimum education a...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2771

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

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I think the USA government needs to look further about its own 'Indian' schools as likely have mass graves of students as well.
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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3697

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Communism is against real human nature. It has never existed in its ideals. The protests are about its failure in Cuba, people fed up with the daily political and economic repression including by the USA, its former colonial owner (1899-1926 politically, economically to 1960). Sadly the USA's polici...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior

Is it possible this woman has some kind of mental health issue ? No matte what may be behind her actions, she along with her husband must be removed ASAP before a more serious diplomatic or criminal act occurs.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2430

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Of course the grand master of pop music satire 'Weird' Al Yankovic has made fun of misunderstood or garbled lyrics. His satire of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' had intentionally garbled lyrics (as did other Nirvana songs).

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

Sadly, the costs and difficulty of overland transportation, including though hostile parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan to get to shipping ports along with the tight timeline just meant a lot of stuff had to be left behind. It won't be long before Republicans bash Biden and Democrats over this deal, ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1664

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

It will be interesting to see how much demands to continue to work from home post-Covid-19 may affect the idea of 4 day work weeks in many businesses. Many workers hope to not have to 'go to' work in an office at all, or only 2-3 days a week to cut out the life sucking long commutes many have to do ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3263

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

I don't think it will be a massive military conflict, but more like how in recent years Hong Kong has been forced into submission by the PRC government. Taiwan is a part of China, that is debated but in the end it is. To me the battles will be over trade with the 'mainland', attempts to control econ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

This was likely the best way to deal with a bad situation. There was too much danger in letting the remaining part of the structure to continue to stand for those searching for the remains of those buried under the original rubble as well as those persons in and to the adjacent structures. The grim ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3915

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

Isn't that ironic Rudy got a conviction on crooks like Helmsley but then worked for a bigger crook in Trump. In one of his more stupid moves to date, Herr Trump seems to have admitted to doing the deeds - but claimed that, since "everybody does it", it shouldn't be a crime: https://www.bu...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry

To me there is a need for significant revisions of agreements as to diplomatic immunity to prevent abuses and unfairness like with this case in all countries. Current polices cost lives, costs city and state governments millions a year in unpaid or unenforceable traffic and parking tickets, prevents...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Now as the race to inspect begins, a condo building in North Miami Beach has been ordered to evacuate. Interesting the city manager says in the article that safety is the top priority, yet the owners of the building in question have been sitting on a report their building is UNSAFE since January :s...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

So far, 20 bodies recovered, the number missing adjusted down to 128 after an audit. Some persons counted as missing have been located, there was some duplication of notifications, some Jewish persons have 'English' and Hebrew names so some were double counted. https://www.aol.com/news/collapsed-flo...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter
Replies: 43
Views: 8401

Re: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter

FedEx sure got it money's worth out of it. Another sub-type gone from the skies. Guess they will be replaced by the -30's or incoming new 767F's.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3915

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

Trump is a poor man's Leona Helmsley, and she spent time in the clink for tax evasion after rubbing it in the face of the plebs famously saying "only the little people pay taxes". She was a nightmare human being too in the same vein of Trump. Not much of a stretch to see history repeat it...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86417

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

It isn't often a water ditching is successful. The pilots have to have been very skilled and thankfully somewhat lucky. Was this a single or dual engine or other form of failure ?

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by ltbewr
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2771

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

It's easy to blame the Catholic church here, but that's shooting the piano player. It isn't like the Catholic Church doesn't have a long history of covering up illegal or immoral practices. It's all about the money... Mind you, I'm not giving an excuse to the chruch, often the piano player deserves...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3915

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/trump-organization-charged-read-the-indictment-here/3135350/ 15 Counts of Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion. Something tells me, there are more charges coming for others , after reading the 15the count. FIFTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3915

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

CEO Allen Weisselberg has already turned himself in early on Thursday, before the scheduled 2 PM announcement of the indictments likely on him, possibly other Trump Organization officials and the TO itself. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/trump-organization-cfo-allen-weisselberg-surrenders-to-...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2771

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

What was the Canadian Government doing when this was happening?. The operation of the schools was part of the past Canadian and provincial government policy to destroy the First Nations people and communities. Sadly most Canadians and government leaders, didn't care, didn't want to know, wouldn't i...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3915

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

CEO Allen Weisselberg has already turned himself in early on Thursday, before the scheduled 2 PM announcement of the indictments likely on him, possibly other Trump Organization officials and the TO itself. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/trump-organization-cfo-allen-weisselberg-surrenders-to-a...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

On Thursday, 7/1, rescue and recovery has been suspended at the building site over concern as to the structural integrity of the remaining part of the building. President Biden (along with other US officials and the First Lady) is to visit the site today to express his condolences, in support of the...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2771

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

Four Catholic churches in First Nations communities have been burned down over the last week. Likely this is in revenge for the in fact genocidal horrors that the RCC residential schools in Canada that have been most recently disclosed what is now over 1000 remains of former students at the schools....

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3915

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

How long before the 'Trump Organization' business entity and all its sub parts declare Bankruptcy to avoid paying its debts and to try to preserve its property ? Maybe a few days. The unpaid and underpaid taxes would have to come off the top. It is possible that the TO will face immediate demands fo...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

The premise of the overrunning of his conviction was that the DA used a deposition taken in a civil lawsuit by another claimed victim of rape by Cosby where a prior DA said he wouldn't use it for a criminal case. Technically, the decision is correct, but it likely only came about due to his ability ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Apparently the Condo Board for this building had approved what would be $15 Million in repairs with assessments to be paid up front or over a 15 year period. For some, it would mean over $500 a month for their share of the repairs. The plan was to start as of July 1st. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I know after a serious fire in an apartment building in my 5 building complex, all buildings had to have major upgrades in fire safety including smoke detectors in the halls, 'pull' alarms, emergency lighting installed. Ummmmm... How did those buildings not have those things already? :boggled: The ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

The City government where this condo building is located have released a number of documents on it. Among them was a report done about 3 years ago that there were significant problem spots, especially below the pool area that were at risk with a total estimate for repairs was just over $9 Million. C...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Drought Coming To Southwest/West USA
Replies: 27
Views: 1426

Re: Record Drought Coming To Southwest/West USA

There is a long and deep history of natural drought cycles in the Western US, some affected settlements and movements of Native Americans. We have also created a monster by compounding the extremity of modern droughts by excess and wasteful use of water, politicized management and possible affects b...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 2722

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Hungary has a severe policy to keep out any migrants from the Islamic world to pander the voters but also so don't get stuck with the costs to have them reside in their country. Poland isn't far behind and is also pandering to the dominate Roman Catholic Church believers who hate Muslims. We have se...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2771

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

At some point, the Roman Catholic Church will collapse from losing so many giving up on it due to its obscene history as to sexual and other abuse over the last millennia. The only way the RCC survives in much of the USA is by persons illegally here from Mexico, Central and South America still atten...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11208

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Another site I visited had a post suggesting a 'sinkhole' may have triggered this collapse, indeed it could be a likely explanation. The water table is near the surface in that area, much of the soil in the area is limestone that dissolves easily in water that trigger a sinkhole. As the building was...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Apple Daily shuts down
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Hong Kong Apple Daily shuts down

How long before the PRC government seizes the banks, businesses, real property in HK ? That is the next step and with the shut down of any opposition it will come soon.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 10727

Re: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again

A deal has been made to release the ship Evergiven from it hold by the Egyptian government canal authority and allowed to go to its intended port stops with the first at Rotterdam. An estimated $600 Million in goods have been held back from delivery as the ship was being held for damages claimed of ...

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