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by ltbewr
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Storm in the Southern United States as Brutal Cold Comes to New England
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Ice Storm in the Southern United States as Brutal Cold Comes to New England

The combo of low temps and wind will cause dangerous conditions in the upper Midwest and Northeastern states and parts of Ontario, Quebec and Maritime provinces of Canada.The risks include very short times to get frostbite, stress on electrical services, shut down some transportation including airli...

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by ltbewr
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9242

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

There are growing protests in front of Rep. Santos' district office, petitions requesting he resign by persons in his district and political activists and plans for a bus to DC for some from his district to 'visit' him to plead for him to resign. https://abc7ny.com/george-santos-protest-resign-scand...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9242

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

Rep. Santos has asked House Republican leaders to be removed from his Committee assignments until his legal issues are resolved. https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/31/politics/george-santos-committee-assignments/index.html Of course he won't do the honorable thing and resign and the Republicans with a narr...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6111

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I believe the overwhelming number of votes for Brexit came from the de-industrialized midlands region of England. Many there believe that many of their jobs went to other countries in the UE when it was other factors too, like self-destructive worker strikes and Tory party policies (in particular by...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 31, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sovereign Citizens on YouTube Challenging Cops
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: Sovereign Citizens on YouTube Challenging Cops

To me these 'sovereign citizens' and related far right extremists are a far greater threat to this country than many other radical and protest groups. Remember Timothy McVeigh ? He was one and got caught for bombing the Federal Building in Oklahoma City as he deliberately didn't have a license plate...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 157
Views: 3843

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

I would like to see more EV's as buses, small to medium commercial vehicles, especially mail, package and freight delivery, in cities and suburban areas. The limited range needed, easier supporting recharging infrastructure, overall reduction in air pollution, slow speeds, stop/go driving conditions...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A 340-600 to EZE and USH today
Replies: 18
Views: 6092

Re: LH A 340-600 to EZE and USH today

At least a little more life for an A340. Still good on certain routes and capacity needs.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alleged police brutality death in Memphis
Replies: 41
Views: 3396

Re: Alleged police brutality death in Memphis

I won't watch the main parts of the video, I just can't watch someone getting killed. I think a 1 area that need to be looked at as to law enforcement officers is the recruitment of persons who served in the military forces, in particular if served in combat roles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Modern mil...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 40
Views: 1353

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

He is trying to renege on a previous agreement, that is wrong. He is likely saying he made a deal under pressure by his now King brother, his late mother the Queen, tabloid and public pressure to try to shut down any discussions of him being involved. He may be now invoking 'royal privilege' (ie: we...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idaho faith healing exemption remains unchanged, and more children die
Replies: 29
Views: 2269

Re: Idaho faith healing exemption remains unchanged, and more children die

The USA has a rather extreme view of religious rights that vary from state to state including as to medical services and treatments. Some religious sects, sometimes compounded by history, lead to rejection of modern medicine.They believe that if a person who is ill lives or dies is by 'gods will'. T...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4702

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Apparently a nightclub was the target of this mass gun killing attack. Perhaps it was someone who had a grudge against someone in the club, maybe someone who was rejected by some women in the club.or perhaps a criminal gang conflict. The alleged gunman is still on the loose. Of course this starts - ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46864

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Once again an incident must be a learning experience, perhaps doing some remedial training by the pilots and ATC involved, revision of ground procedures by ATC and pilots We are lucky this didn't turn out to be a disaster.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 378
Views: 26108

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

There have been numerous 'accidents' with loss of life during TV and movie productions. Often as with this movie, they involved violations of labor and gun laws, trying to hold down budgets and poor management of risks. Charging Alec Baldwin is most likely lead to a plea deal with him, even if means...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2824

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

Senator promises dumb mega donor that he will introduce legislation that 'Has a very small chance' of getting voted for. Senator gets donations, introduces legislation, profit. Welcome to America. Prostitution to the highest bidder. Senate Style. Sadly that is the truth. I have more respect for a p...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 3027

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

An article I read here in the USA also suggested another factor in her resignation as PM is due to growing numbers of attacks on her character as well as threats of violence as to her and her family over polices including as to handling the Covid-19 pandemic, gun regulations (after the mass shooting...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9242

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

I worked from 2008-2021 with persons who were in WTC 1 on 9/11when hit by the airplane and survived. His saying his mom was in WTC 2 during the attacks when she clearly wasn't is an obscene offense to me and many others. Along with his massive fraud as to his life, it it proving that Santos is a pro...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 3027

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

To me (from the USA), PM Arden, like other national leaders are facing, is a growing shift to more conservative social and political policies in government. As others posted here and in her speech, the odds of her being able to continue as PM were sharply declining as her party will likely lose a nu...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly

All can be found here, https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/us_restrictions Airline code sharing will also be governed by the OpsSpecs. It’s actually SFAR 77, but I know there have been authorizations issued for Iraq and the other countries listed. Thank you for the link. I just couldn't fi...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Places in world where USA based airlines cannot overfly

A post in the GA area brought up where Virgin Atlantic, 49% owned by Delta (American owned/ based and code shares with Virgin) is being fined for overflights over Iraq for violations of standing NOTAM's I wonder what other areas of the world where the USA has standing NOTAM bans where USA based/code...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New conterversial artwork in Boston for Martin Luther King
Replies: 7
Views: 514

New conterversial artwork in Boston for Martin Luther King

Recently a new bronze artwork was unveiled in Boston dedicated to American civil rights leader Martin Luther King but it is generating significant controversy as to its composition. The artwork is supposed to be 2 sets of arms embracing each other, but to some part of it looks like a brown male peni...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 270
Views: 11426

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Maybe this will cause Biden to admit that maybe he shouldn't run in 2024. Seriously. Enough of this septuagenarian POTUS nonsense. The silly thing is that the Biden WH is actually operating pretty well on the policy front, but their PR presence and pulse of the nation are rather poor. Always one st...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9242

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

Even Matt Gaetz asked Santos about the money and got the runaround. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/george-santos-repeatedly-ducks-matt-191633062.html Likely the easiest and quickest way to get Santos to resign would be to get him on campaign finance violations. There are paper and digital records ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 270
Views: 11426

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

No matter what, Biden has been damaged by these disclosures, compounding other issues around him many criticizes him for. I think eventually, this, the actions of his son Hunter, anger of not dealing with real inflation, 'social wokeness' tags on Democrats in general, will along with his old age lea...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2665

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

The CPSC study suggests that natural gas and propane kitchen stoves and ovens who's gases created by the exposed flame are not vented like a furnace, water heater or clothes dryer are causing hazardous indoor air conditions, especially as to young children, those with asthma or respiratory condition...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 270
Views: 11426

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

To me this shows there are not enough controls on location and custody of such documents by President, VP, WH and VP staff and the Archives. There needs to be a major revision laws and policy to limit such improper possession now and in the future. I guess this will be another charge of Impeachment ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher
Replies: 49
Views: 2840

Re: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher

There are 2 major issues here. One is that the parent had a loaded gun, in this case a handgun, in their home where their young child had access to it. Many adults won't lock a legal (or illegally) purchased /possessing handgun or long gun so is available for 'self defense'. Still those parent(s) ha...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 08, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein's sex trafficking was aided by JPMorgan, a U.S. Virgin Islands lawsuit says
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Epstein's sex trafficking was aided by JPMorgan, a U.S. Virgin Islands lawsuit says

First of all, the USVI is not to be confused with the British Virgin Islands who are a well known international tax and corporate haven. What is likely the major factor in the firing of the USVI AG is over her agency's lawsuit of JP Morgan Chase for money transfers connected with the criminal activi...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 156
Views: 6753

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

Harry knows not the forces that are being unleashed... I am beginning to wonder if the UK (in whatever form that may be) will still be a monarchy by the time Charles dies QE II is likely the last real UK royal as we see. I think the UK Royality will continue to exist, but be much smaller and less i...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... g-glaciers
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In June of 1994, I took a hike on Fox Glacier in NZ. Since then, and especially over the last 8-9 years the part I hiked on doesn't exist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... g-glaciers

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13277

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

McCarthy is going to be a lame duck as Speaker, worried about being removed at the whim of as little as one of the RWNJ hostage takers. A few crazies will be controlling the House but between the Senate and the veto power of Pres. Biden, a lot of harm can be limited. What could happen over the next ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13277

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

The motion to adjourn to Monday Noon has not been adopted. A 15th Round is underway as of 11:45 PM Friday. Maybe the 15th round will be the charm. :white:

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off
Replies: 33
Views: 9229

Re: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off

This is totally unacceptable and the driver should face criminal charges for causing police there to have to deal with the abandoned vehicle as a potential terror attack. The labor laws of the Netherlands or of the EU should not protect this driver for his acts.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx DC-10 fleet
Replies: 63
Views: 14255

Re: FedEx DC-10 fleet

Use to seeing the DC-10/MD 11's often overflying outside my apartment building on a northern approach to EWR as well as seeing them parked at EWR. The MD-11's will continue but for how much longer as well ?

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 615
Views: 41833

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

President Biden commemorated at a ceremony on 1/6/23 giving Presidential Citizens Medals to 14 police officers (or their families) who fought back bravely on 1/6/21 mob terror attack on the Capitol and 2 poll workers who were threatened with violence but resisted changing the vote in Georgia and tes...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 156
Views: 6753

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

These stories suggest the Royal Family is no better and about as dysfunctional that almost all other families. As I have suggested before, I wonder if Prince Harry has some serious mental/psychological health issues.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13277

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Now 11 votes have been taken. It seems to be like the movie 'Groundhog Day'.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2359

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

Even if survives and is showing some hopeful recovery, doctors are far from determining how and how much his recovery will be. We don't know how much - if any - brain damage occurred. For sure he will never play football again but we do hope he will be normal again.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13277

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Now 7 votes have been taken as of 1:30 PM EST. Thursday. This is a definition of insanity - keep trying something until you get the result you want. How many more votes until a Speaker is chosen ? It took months and 133 votes to choose the Speaker back in 1856, mainly over the issue of slavery in th...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing ever redesign the 737 considering the challenges they faced with the MAX
Replies: 37
Views: 4103

Re: Will Boeing ever redesign the 737 considering the challenges they faced with the MAX

Boeing is going to have to do a new, 'clean sheet' aircraft to replace the 737. A replacement will have to be mostly of composite construction. Have positioning of wings and landing gear to allow for use of larger diameter intakes for more fuel efficient engines and longer landing gear. A new wing t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle News and Discussion - 2023

Are they ever going to try to return service to/from the USA ?

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.

Lets get back to the real subject of this thread. Rep.Chang residency is legal to be a member of the US House of Representatives from the district he represents although politically it looks bad. The US Constitution only requires members of the US House of Representatives to be a resident of the sta...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13277

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

SIX votes and still no majority for Speaker. The Republicans are on the road to perdition, with the nut case extremists driving. At some point Republican Senators, Governors and party leaders must find some way to extort the extremists to back off their blocking the vote for speaker.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 04, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13277

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Now there have been 5 - FIVE - votes held and McCarthy has still lost. At what point should McCarthy just say "screw it, I am withdrawing my bid", maybe even resign from the House to get away from the insanity. He seems to be about as wanted as the latest variant of Covid-19 and even if wo...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2359

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

The NFL needs to look at 'disaster' plans as to how to seed these 2 teams in the playoff without a continuation of Monday's game. If there is anything good from this terrible situation, over $4.2 Million by 3 PM today has been donated by fans to Hamlin's toy gifting charity based where he grew up an...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9242

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

Sadly he will be sworn in as a member of the US House of Representatives today and Republicans in the House won't do anything to get him to leave. McCarthy needs his vote to become Speaker of the House, Santos is a Trump supporter from a 'blue' state he needs with the narrow margin of control of the...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2359

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

IMO cardiac arrest from the hit to the chest. From what I heard he is intubated now. Not good. I think the fact he got up for a couple of seconds before he collapsed would rule out spinal damage. Yes, there was a doctor on TV who said the same thing. It looked too sudden to be anything other than c...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2557

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

I live in the USA. Over the last 5 years I have transferred almost all of my bill paying on line. The exceptions are for my rent as the landlord has never set up online accounts, certain payments like for NY or NY state income tax payments (where needed as not enough deducted from my paycheck), cert...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6510

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

To me, Prince Harry is a person with serious psychological problems compounded by father cheating on his mother, a love for his mother who he lost when young, a Grandmother who as Queen made it difficult to be closer to her, sibling rivalry, living in a fishbowl, part of a dysfunctional family with ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago
Replies: 32
Views: 8757

Re: UA839 diversion to Pago Pago

The Boeing 787 jet was carrying 230 passengers. Low oil pressure #2, oil cap secure, oil noticed bottom of fan and core cowl. When you only have 1 of 2 engines functioning properly, for sure you get on the ground ASAP. I wonder if any damage to the engine, if would have to bring one in to replace i...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

Pope Benedict leaves a interesting and difficult legacy. His choice to resign rather than die in office. His hard conservative view of the RC faith. Wearing fancy slippers. He was in the Nazi youth organization when a teen during WW II. Still protecting pedophile priests and supporting cover ups by ...

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