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by extender
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 94
Views: 4547

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

International diplomacy is how nations screw each other over. This is not the first time, and won't be the last time these things happen. France has always been a dark horse in arms sales. Sometimes you're the pigeon, sometimes you're the statue.

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 134
Views: 4404

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I think this thread is going to be locked soon. My last comment: I think that many here are blinded by their hatred for Trump and THEREFORE condone the action of Milley. Had Milley done his deed last week under Biden, I bet that we would have had a completely different discussion. Absolutely. Movin...

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 134
Views: 4404

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

If this was done to Biden, most of the people posting support for Milley's action against Trump would be up in arms. There is NO proof of a coup.

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 134
Views: 4404

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Contempt is also difficult to prove without an extensive written record or contemporaneous accounts of arguments of personal nature unrelated to work. Is contempt really the same mixture of emotion as not being able to conduct one's own responsibilities due to increased moodiness and unpredictabili...

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 134
Views: 4404

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Treason would be impossible to prove, but: §888. Art. 88. Contempt toward officials Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the G...

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 134
Views: 4404

Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots ...

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by extender
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Deleted Topic

Thanks.

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by extender
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Deleted Topic

What happened to the "Military Command Structure" thread?

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by extender
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Google is your friend. https://www.netsdaily.com/2021/9/14/22674286/nba-players-union-near-agreement-on-vaccines-but-in-new-york-will-that-matter It doesn't violate mandates because sports athletes in some cases get a pass. My post is from today's ESPN. You just looked that up. https://www.espn.com...

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Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

casinterest wrote:
Do you have percentages on NBA vaccinations?

I do. And they as a collective have a higher vaccination rate than any State in the US.


You do? Let's see them.

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by extender
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

casinterest wrote:
That is awesome. If only we didn't have so many right wing misinformed people in this country, we might get close to that.


I doubt that the NBA players are right wing people.

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by extender
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I guess they're special: Sources: NBA players won't be required to get COVID-19 vaccination NBA players will not be mandated to get vaccinated against COVID-19, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA and NBPA continue to negotiate aspects of COVID-related protocols and procedures for the upcoming 2021-22...

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by extender
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BCF and BDSF designations.
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: BCF and BDSF designations.

I recall recently reading that Boeing entered into an agreement to have planes modified at a facility in Costa Rica but can't remember the companies name. Would anyone know what facilities Boeing uses for their approved conversions? Gregory COOPESA in San Jose. I think Alenia did some of the -10 mo...

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by extender
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1450

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Lately, the ones taking potshots at minorities are liberals. Look at the lady throwing an egg at Larry Elder in LA. Where is the outrage? Crickets. Only because Elder is a conservative. Elections have consequences, and I am glad Biden is in the driver's seat, so everyone that voted for him gets to e...

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by extender
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Innovations created by one airliner manufacturer that were later adopted by another airliner manufacturer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Innovations created by one airliner manufacturer that were later adopted by another airliner manufacturer?

Winglets, perhaps?

I wish Airbus would follow with a comprehensive process index like Boeing has. Airbus repair/overhaul processes are a joke, like cadmium plating for example.

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by extender
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1450

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Sorry, don't see it. It is about making voting standard.

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by extender
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1450

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting.

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by extender
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

For me it is tolerable, for the moment. They don't seem to realize that morale is indeed falling; they seem to think their policies on family have an effect on the employees. Hourly workers get their chops busted if they come late from break or lunch; fam doesn't even punch in/out for lunch(as is ev...

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by extender
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Nepotism - Good or Bad?

They say that sometimes nepotism can be a good thing. I have not seen one good thing come out of nepotism that doesn't benefit the family/friend. I find it to be a morale buster when behavior that would get anyone else fired. Having an unqualified person hold a director's position only because they ...

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by extender
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

However they have won the hearts and minds of those that they would control for now. They don't win hearts and minds; they crush any opposition. You submit to their authority, and that's it. They aren't doing anything for anyone but themselves. The perception of hearts and minds is "People's p...

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by extender
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Just a reminder that statements made factually require sources. Without a source, it's unconfirmed information, and needs to be stated as such. If not, your post may be subject to deletion. ✈️ atcsundevil The Taliban flying UH-60s... Seeing is believing: https://twitter.com/i/status/143237140572797...

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by extender
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 22995

Re: Website is over-moderated

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1463679


I started that thread, and it was a civil discourse, but it jumped the tracks. I can't say I can blame the mods on this one.
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Virtual737 wrote:
Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case in the "The Murder of Ella French" thread here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1463679


I started that thread, and it was a civil discourse, but it jumped the tracks. I can't say I can blame the mods on this one.

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by extender
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Body, The Mind & Exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 1191

Re: The Body, The Mind & Exercise

A-G-E, you're getting old.

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by extender
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How was the Convair 880 from a mechanics point of view?
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: How was the Convair 880 from a mechanics point of view?

The B-58 used welded steel honeycomb panels that must have been a cast-iron pain to maintain. The B-58 while a maintenance black hole, was a technological marvel for its time. Same goes for the XB-70. But the maintenance costs, along with its high accident rate were reasons for its removal.

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by extender
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Back to the relevant issue, why are straw purchases so prevalent? Because there are so many get out holes it's impossible to enforce. I don't even know what this means. Try again. Straw purchasing happens on a massive scale yet it flies under LE radar and when caught not even prosecuted because it'...

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by extender
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1910

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

Sorry, I do not endorse the Greta approach. Higher taxes for having pets? Brave New World much? Who determines what fast fashion is? Depeche mode? Treating industries unfairly? You'd have to nuke China for starters, no respect for the environment while mass producing copies of inferior quality while...

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by extender
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1910

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

Strikes me as Orwellian. Almost sounds like you want to euthanize all of man's best friends.

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by extender
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 170
Views: 14930

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Damning for sure. And I doubt he didn't run the number once or twice. He makes a logical argument for the initiator of the collapse. The omission of those beams for the steps is incredible.

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by extender
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) RIVETS

We leave them as shot.

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by extender
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How was the Convair 880 from a mechanics point of view?
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: How was the Convair 880 from a mechanics point of view?

DL_Mech wrote:
I’ve known mechanics from TWA and Delta, I haven’t met one yet that liked the airplane. Pilots loved it, mechanics hated it.


I don't think Convair ever made anything maintenance-friendly.

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by extender
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I think Alexander the Great conquered Afghanistan. And nobody since. This is one of those "let\s not and say we did" type deals. Leave them to their own devices.

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by extender
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19LoIZGsL7Q
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Some will find this over the top, but he nails it at the 1:35 mark. The killer's mom makes an appearance, and this woman is why this continues to happen and will increase more frequently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19LoIZGsL7Q

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

No one in the chain of command of those guns follow gun laws--several of them thanks to the gun lobby making it near impossible to enforce existing laws. Chicago knows the exact store(s) that are pumping out straw purchases that end up in Chicago crime scenes but they can't do anything about it. Ag...

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

I 100% think you should be prosecuted if your gun got stolen because you were not taking gun security seriously. And if that gun gets used in a crime, you bear some responsibility. Treading in dangerous waters? Really? Don't you think a innocent kid walking down the street in the south side of Chic...

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

So here's the plan. Like I said before, if your gun gets stolen and used to commit a crime, you can be investigated for that crime too. How did that gun get stolen? Did you not have it secured properly? Was it not locked away? Maybe if you just left your gun laying around or left it on the passenge...

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Anyway, how are that many guns getting stolen? I thought the point of having a gun was that you could protect yourself from getting robbed. It seems that guns a pretty useless at that if all these guns on the street are stolen weapons. Homes, cars... I can't go into a post office with one, or certa...

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Make it a requirement to register that gun with the purchaser. Then you can hold that person at least partially responsible for any crime committed with that gun. That is not the way it works. Many legally obtained guns are stolen and end up the hands of people that shouldn't have them. Here's a no...

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

The City Attorney, Kim Fox is not prosecuting cases the police are bring in. The criminal elements are becoming more brazen in the disregard for human life.

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by extender
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

Just using the leading edges of the A320 as an example. Just because you have a higher percentage by weight doesn't mean it is the most efficient use of the material. Same design as on the A330/A340 HS leading edges.

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by extender
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 47
Views: 6934

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

milhaus wrote:
ATR nothing good about, landing gear is too low, engines too high, to change NLG wheel You need specific tool. And Troubeshooting manuals are just not useable at all.


ATR manuals are horrible.

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by extender
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

777 has less composites in it by percentage of weight compared to the A310/320/330/380 Using the A320 as an example, have you ever seen the leading edge section for the horizontal stabilizer? There are three segments making up most of the leading edge. Just a guess, but each one weighs about twenty...

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by extender
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Wench? Main squeeze? Lover? Paramour? Companion? Honey? Other half? Concubine? Ying to your Yang?

Why is it even an issue?

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by extender
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

Composite parts have literally flown millions of flight hours, we had a thread on civav of an A320 entering 30 years of service, that aircraft is around 10% composite and fly by wire. To be fair, the 777 had more composites in it (floor beams, for example), flight controls don't make it a composite...

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by extender
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2153

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Best thing he could have done.

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by extender
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

The Murder of Ella French

This past weekend, one police officer was killed and another critically wounded in Chicago. They had pulled over a vehicle with three occupants. French, 29, and her partner — who were part of a three-officer car assigned to the Community Safety Team — were shot during a traffic stop after 9 p.m. at ...

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by extender
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 170
Views: 14930

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Condominiums have several policies. The owners usually have a policy for their contents.

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by extender
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 170
Views: 14930

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd2U8ELJpY
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The narrator can be a bit annoying, but recent footage which does illustrate initial damage images.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd2U8ELJpY

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by extender
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7743

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

There are other factors---movement, color of skin, size of the blood puddle, where the holes are in the body, etc. Some of those can give an indication that a person MAY be dead. Heck, even if he checked vitals, that only indicates that a person is currently clinically dead. People can be revived. ...

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