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by extender
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous


Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book.

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by extender
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Hunky dory... IMO, she is free to express her viewpoint,whether I agree with it or not.

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by extender
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Is criticizing Islam for being homophobic considered xenophobic? Or for being misogynist?

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by extender
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Aesma wrote:
In the US would "everything go" under freedom of speech, or would either group face consequences ? Has there been any similar court case ?


I don't know where you are located, but yes, criticizing a religion is allowed.

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by extender
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Why unfortunately? Criticism is good. If you don't like the message, don't read/watch/listen.

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by extender
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ST Aerospace TRs Cross Reference Data
Replies: 0
Views: 168

ST Aerospace TRs Cross Reference Data

Trying to find some sort of cross-reference index between the GE/MRAS/ST Aerospace Thrust Reverser part numbers. For example, this CF6-80C2 Thrust Reverser hasa GE data plate with the part number 683L178G05, but has a typical Boeing data plate with the part number 315U4305-17. In the ST Aerospace CF...

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by extender
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Sporting guns are completely different than WMDs that NRA and other gun "fanatics" support. I have never owned a gun but I am all for personal protection. If you need 50 rounds a minute to feel secure, maybe you should see a therapist. One is all it takes. If you need to pop off 50 rounds...

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by extender
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Volatile situations, like being robbed, assaulted, raped and your gun is at home? Thanks, No. I'll keep carrying. As will many hundreds of thousands of delusional folks that can't diffuse a situation without their kill weapon by their side. Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGAqv212MDA htt...

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by extender
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Volatile situations, like being robbed, assaulted, raped and your gun is at home? Thanks, No. I'll keep carrying.

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by extender
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

"An armed society is a polite society." I've walked into restaurants (in other states) were I could identify a dozen armed people and I never felt safer. More guns de-escalate as the individual is no longer in control. Lightsaber It depends on whether you are abusing them or they are abus...

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by extender
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

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

casinterest wrote:
It is based in the fact that the GOP behaved dishonorably in 2016 and in 2020.


What dishonorable ways are you referring to?

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by extender
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4473

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Sorry, but if you can't handle the obligations to which you agree to upon entering a tournament, have a nice day. Everyone else before her has gone through it, nor is she getting singled out. It would be an unfair advantage to placate her.

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by extender
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

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

casinterest wrote:
...with the way 2 judges were put on the court by dishonorable circumstances, it would seem we are set up for some rather dishonorable women's rights rulings going forward.


What two dishonorable ways are you referring to? Tone down the vitriol, as there is no basis in fact.

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by extender
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

As we have all read yours. Quaint indeed.

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by extender
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

People aren't machines, and the psyche is something else. There is no foolproof method of removing the undesirables.

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by extender
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I'll have to disagree with you JJJ, carrying a firearm makes me more aware of issues regarding laws and liability. Carrying a firearm isn't a shield, it is a tool. I do not believe in advertising that a person is armed, but to each there own. If a person chooses to carry, it is their right, and thei...

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by extender
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

JJJ wrote:
Carrying affects your judgement, it's the old adage that when you only have a hammer everything looks like a nail.


Are you implying that carrying a gun makes you use it on people?

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by extender
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The Oracle of Delphi has spoken. To sum it up, several states have had open carry for a long time. Nothing new to see. Want to do something about violence? Start respecting authority, start teach kids to respect others and life itself. Same thing that causes airplane accidents these days: Human Fact...

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by extender
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Funny how TX is perceived as being gun crazy but they’re only now getting around to unlicensed carry. Here in AZ we haven’t needed a license for a handgun and years ago did away with the need for a CCW permit. Anyone can legally carry a firearm openly or concealed. It is that desire to say somethin...

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by extender
Fri May 28, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

JJJ wrote:
The point is make them better.


Agreed. But nothing is foolproof.

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by extender
Fri May 28, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

A whole lot of nothing, but spin. Not a single fact. So you don't think mental illness has anything at all to do with mass shootings? Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech all can be traced to mental illness. Then, at the same time, we have "I'll teach them a lesson" types like Cha...

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by extender
Thu May 27, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

A whole lot of nothing, but spin. Not a single fact.

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by extender
Thu May 27, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

And police officers have to pass a psychological panel to be able to do their duties. And there are some out there that I wouldn't trust with a straw and spitballs. But let us not get off the rails; if the law allows something, and people exercise their rights, within the confines of the law, leave ...

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by extender
Thu May 27, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

There is no gun show loophole. But carry on with the talking points. Bring up San Jose, where "according to his wife, he had mental health issues." California has some doozies of red flag laws or GVRO's, yet she doesn't bother to speak up? She had an opportunity to put a stop to the proces...

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by extender
Wed May 26, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 118
Views: 13400

Re: Website is over-moderated

We don't have the time to contact every user after a deletion. You should, that allows for transparency. We generally have enough time to handle reports, do some proactive moderating, and respond to posts like these — even that is very time consuming. There aren't many of us, and we all have jobs a...

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by extender
Tue May 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8961

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Not a fan of open carry, but it is better than no carry. As johns624 pointed out, its been allowed in Vermont, so unwind the knickers.

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by extender
Tue May 25, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 118
Views: 13400

Re: Website is over-moderated

I imagine that there are moderation logs. You can tell when a moderator edits or deletes comments or an entire thread. For a site like this, there will several entries per day, but some transparency would be nice. If a thread is started without any issues, and it ruffles feathers, you should at leas...

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by extender
Tue May 11, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Shooting - Kazan
Replies: 6
Views: 725

School Shooting - Kazan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-rw7g4yhGo

Crazy world.
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7 dead, 22 injured.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-rw7g4yhGo

Crazy world.

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by extender
Tue May 11, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12216

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Maybe the difference is not being easily triggered, and capable of seeing nuance? That's rich. Like the obvious realization that 44 was walking a tightrope - trying to weigh in on things that were upsetting but not seeking policy change in a transformational vein to respect local/state differences....

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by extender
Mon May 10, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8414

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

FGITD wrote:
The issue with everyone carrying a gun is that it becomes a Wild West game of who can draw and shoot the fastest.


Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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by extender
Mon May 10, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12216

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Race relations were getting better up until Obama decided to throw the spanner into the werks. Starting with getting involved and with the Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown shootings. Talking bad about the police when his pal Louis Gates was arrested. Making racist statements which included his "Ty...

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by extender
Fri May 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 6003

Re: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50

SLAP rounds have had a bad reputation as people wanting to push the projectile even faster. I wouldn't shoot it in any of my deer rifles.

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by extender
Fri May 07, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 6003

Re: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50

That SLAP round would have wrecked just about anything. An estimated 35,000 PSI over-pressure takes out any margin of safety.

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by extender
Thu May 06, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12216

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

What justifies shooting people running away? There are protocols for using deadly force. You can see in plenty of videos the foot chases. They don't just start blasting. Some are even chased with a weapon in their hand, I have seen that they are told to drop it. But if you insist on playing stupid ...

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

Aaron747 wrote:
Spin it however you like, such views are way out of the mainstream.


So you like to say.

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

"If [Mitchell] specifically was asked, 'Have you ever participated in a Black Lives Matter demonstration,' and he answered, 'No,' to that, I think that would be an important appealable issue," said Joseph Daly, emeritus professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Link The first question ...

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

We're all just fortunate you have no actual role in the justice system. Crimony sakes. No activist of any kind can be a juror? Gimme a break. Let's leave that to counsel to determine on a case by case basis, as they do. Yeah, it offends the collective sensibilities. Too bad. Your opinion is the onl...

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

I have no dog in this hunt. You can look back and I stated that certainly, manslaughter. For those of you thinking the color of Chauvin or Floyd's skin has anything to do with it, it doesn't. Justice is blind. Every juror has their own spin on things, that is what voir dire and the challenge process...

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

scbriml wrote:
extender wrote:
He has become a sacrificial lamb so that the city doesn't burn.


No, he's a convicted murderer.


Of which that conviction may be appealed. Then what will you call him?

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

par13del wrote:
To be clear, are you saying that anyone who supports BLM and or attends any of the marches held to protest police treatment of minorities is an activist?


That is an activist.

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by extender
Wed May 05, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1573

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

Whether or not Chauvin has a reasonable shot at getting an appeal, it isn't going to happen. He has become a sacrificial lamb so that the city doesn't burn. The juror's voir dire would be interesting to watch. I wouldn't want this juror on any jury as much as I wouldn't like a juror that is predispo...

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by extender
Sat May 01, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which planes run out of engine hours first
Replies: 17
Views: 4691

Re: Which planes run out of engine hours first

GE parts are getting pricier. We deal with the CF6-50, -80A and -80C, and a lot of parts for the engine mounts are becoming scarce with long lead times. The shop visits for the CF-34 are not cheap.

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by extender
Sat May 01, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5224

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

If the child were left to kill the other girl, what would they have? A kid committing a heinous crime, and you want to reward the parents?

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by extender
Sat May 01, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5224

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

At some point, parents are going to have to become accountable for their actions or inaction. The "parents'" smell free money. They had a press conference on the court steps. The deceased was placed in foster care for domestic violence. The biological father was the one kicking a person on...

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by extender
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on

I know of at least two 757s that crashed from issues with the pitot static system.

Aero Peru Flight 603

Alas Nacionales Flight 301

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by extender
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 3555

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Cuban coffee FTW.

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by extender
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12216

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Poor reference; NRA and the GOP. Funny how when posted, the facts evaporate into thin air. The GOP wasn't the party that had black people restrained. The first black was elected to the GOP, not the Democrats. Let us not forget LBJ's nasty reference to blacks. The problem isn't the guns, it is the at...

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by extender
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5224

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

AirbusCheerlead wrote:

Is Center mass = upper body? And when you say "Law enforcement, and defensive training" is that in the US or all over the world?

Best regards and stay safe,
Jonas


Yes, imagine the body center line, from the top of the breastbone. to about 125mm below the bottom of the sternum.

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by extender
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why doesn't the 777F have a swing tail?
Replies: 21
Views: 3030

Re: Why doesn't the 777F have a swing tail?

I think not having an APU would limit your ETOPS as well.

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by extender
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5224

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Plenty of videos out there of femoral bleed outs. If you don't wrap a tourniquet immediately, they have a few minutes. Law enforcement, and defensive training is made to hit center mass. No way of knowing if the shot placement will be lethal or non-lethal.

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