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by Ken777
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We can repair boken/damaged spinal cords!
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: We can repair boken/damaged spinal cords!

This news will have some major impact for individuals who know people with spinal cord injuries and are, in effect a quad. While the spinal cord may have been the target of this experiment the potential for other nerves is significant. I worked with a guy who is now a quad an have long been a friend...

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by Ken777
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

It took a while for text DoJ to go through their process but the Grand Jury did their job when the package was ready for them. Now we are going to see how those following Bannon will "adjust' to those indictments. If nothing else the legal fees are going to wake some of them up. Lawyers are not...

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by Ken777
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8363

Re: 2021 Elections.

I think the progressive views of the country as it pertains to the economy has everyone spooked and will play somewhat in this election. We need to get a handle on inflation and less from the AOC faction of congress. If McAuliffe loses I think the Dems will have to make some hard decisions come mid...

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by Ken777
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2210

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

Federal Judge Robert Pitman just delivered the Texas Politicians responsible for the "cute" path to their Abortion Restriction law with a first class bitch slap for every twit responsible for the unconstitutional law. The USSC Justices that create the "Conservative Court" - espec...

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by Ken777
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4476

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

are government elected to only represent the people that voted for them? or to represent all people? The GOP has moved to a point where they are elected to represent Big Money, both the super rich individuals and the very rich companies (or corporations). The very rich has sufficient influence (or ...

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by Ken777
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4476

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

You added to your post it seems - I have no idea as to your particular situation but Medicare is for retired persons generally, not folks who need to maintain an FAA medical. What my grandparents love about Medicare is the ability to use almost any facility, even top notch specialists down the road...

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by Ken777
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2288

Re: Your favorite junk food

I'm pretty easy to please - pastries of any kind. Lots of cream, fruit, etc. Love it. But that was then and this is now so I've moved to Glucerna BID and have lost a lot of weight. Pastries are still on my mind and the wife and I splurge now and then, but I've gone from 250 to 175 so I cannot compla...

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by Ken777
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4476

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Would 40% be okay, is 60%, the majority of your income okay. If the tax rat was 90%, wouldn’t that mean they own you IIRC the Top Tax Rate after World War II was 90%. It took a Democrat (JFK) in the White House to cut from that number, but it only went down to 75%. Both of those high rastes, howeve...

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by Ken777
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4476

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Is this another iteration of the “it’s free if we collect enough taxes” argument? If I earn $50,000 is the new car I buy free? Of course not. More free lunch gaslighting. I don't consider it gaslighting th establish the probable offset of increased government revenues to establish an honest Net Cal...

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by Ken777
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4476

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

There was an article in either WaPo or the NY Times a short time ago that I spent a few hours to find today. Essentially it brought up the reality that the $3.5 Trillion amount was only Spending with ZERO adjustments for revenues coming into the Treasury. The number my diminished memory keeps bringi...

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by Ken777
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7803

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The GOP folks attacking General Milley fail to understand that Senior Officers in his position have been known to communicate with their counterparts in other countries going back easily since the end of World War II. That's both friends and foes. If Trump doesn't understand this well established tr...

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by Ken777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. [/quote="AirWorthy99"] They can be blamed for the $7 to $8 Trillion they ran up under Trump. 93% for this spending is going to be for GOP Spending As fo...

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by Ken777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. [/quote="AirWorthy99"] They can be blamed for the $7 to $8 Trillion they ran up under Trump. 93% for this spending is going to be for GOP Spending As fo...

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by Ken777
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1966

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

First place for me is Andrew Lloyd Weber. I'm surprised that he lasted this long without a mention. I also consider Paul McCartney in this list. I've gone to his concerts with the wife (he played twice in Tulsa) and consider him brilliant. We are in a unique situation these days - the changes in inc...

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by Ken777
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7803

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I believe that Gen. Milley basically made a phone call that is consistent with normal actions of other arrivers ho havre held that position. I also believe it is important to understand that these calls have gone out to multiple countries around the world, from allies to the bad actors. Maybe Colin ...

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by Ken777
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19334

Re: Texas abortion law

And another step has been started - the first lawsuit against the Doctor who said he performed an abortion. The first person to file a lawsuit fits expectations perfectly: - A disgraced lawyer - A convicted Felon. - Still in (home) confinement - And (wait for it) is asking for $100,000 - And he live...

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by Ken777
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

No sympathy from me - I just hope that the police don't load up with rudder bullets. J6 was an attempt to take over the government - just like the dictatorships that Trump loves so much nd they need to be well controlled and rapidly arrested if they cause trouble. BTW - any guesses on when Trump wil...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards

When I first received my ResMed I found by 5-6 AM my machine was blowing like a hurricane, literally blowing the mask off of my face. Spoke with my Dr and he was able to change the setting via the WiFi on the machine. I will not go back to the Phillips model. Your doctor probably reset the pressure...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards

A bit scary for those using the Philips brand cpaps. I've been under cpap and auto-paps since the mid-90s and know how bad it can get if the pap device can't be used. I now have battery in continual backup in case the power fails. For teahouses who have a Philips cvcp and are looking for help I can ...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2210

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

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. If course it is. The GOP became spastic over the 2020 Election. They KNOW that they have to significantly reduce the vote of Black and Brown Folks in order to regain power. Do you really believe that Republicans are actually concer...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5028

Re: Universal Healthcare

Australia also has the novel history of introducing universal health care, ditching universal health care (but keeping the largest insurance provider in public ownership), then reintroducing universal health care, admittedly under a hybrid model. The challenge for successive Australian Conservative...

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by Ken777
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5028

Re: Universal Healthcare

This, this, this. True, but we have to address all the issues anyway. The Aussies have managed to address these issues, have significantly lower costs to the patients AND have far better outcomes than the US. Well, about 15 modern countries deliver better outcomes to patients at a lower cost than t...

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by Ken777
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19334

Re: Texas abortion law

The Texas abortion law is going to fail - especially with the Fed filing. The Boston Globe article I posted (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/07/opinion/how-massachusetts-case-could-end-texas-abortion-law/) is a classic nail in the coffin - and an embarrassment for the USSC's FUBAR initial decisi...

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by Ken777
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5028

Re: Universal Healthcare

So how will the democrats pull this off at the Federal level, expand Medicare and Medicaid or create a new federal agency? Medicare or Medicaid program would provide the venue to for core care and my preference is to go with Medicaid because it involves no premiums. Let Medicare stay the "prem...

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by Ken777
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19334

Re: Texas abortion law

Just watched an interesting news story on MSNBC (Rachel, no less) and there was a powerful comment by a well known Constitutional Attorney named Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus at Harvard and the Justice Department’s first head of...

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by Ken777
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1489

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

As for the Wiggles, please no, not ever again. I still see the original red Wiggle, Murray Cook, at gigs - they originally came from a mod type of pop-rock band. But they are now stage performers rather than a band. The Wiggles were successful because they did a great job of attracting young kids -...

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by Ken777
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5028

Re: Universal Healthcare

Funny, I remember when Obamacare was being argued, why not just full on Universal. One of the sticking points was malpractice. The trial lawyers are a BIG donor to Democrats, and they did not want that gravy train to go away. How does malpractice work under Universal Healthcare? What role do the la...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 366
Views: 45678

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

My wife and I have learned that . . . We aren't interested in the shows, sales, spas, etc. on the ship. We just use it as a moving hotel to greatly simplify our planning and logistics. I know dhow you feel on most issues. After BA lost our luggage on the way to Rome we had a forced interest in avai...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1489

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

The last half of the 20th Century saw a lot of great, very creative music - be it in Rock, Jazz, Broadway, etc. ABBA was simply one of the greats in their own niche. The fact that they can come out with another album indicates the talent of their song writing. For getting the costumes, they were som...

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by Ken777
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19334

Re: Texas abortion law

I'm far from being a lawyer, but I keep thinking of the impact that HIPPA might have on folks that want to sue a mother or doctor. If a mother who had an abortion declares it then 30% of Texans (the abortion supporters) can file suit. Otherwise the mother is protected by HIPPA and her privacy might ...

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by Ken777
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 7202

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

One issue I would look for is the movement of companies in Taiwan who are moving out - like to India. Companies like Apple are supporting jobs of tens of thousands and leaving would be painful for China to make up. China is also very aware of the level of wealth that comes in with commerce and proba...

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by Ken777
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1357

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

If California had kept the death penalty this guy would have been buried deals ago. With the elimination of executions Sirhan has been a bit of a problem for the state. No one would want to parole him after a tradition term of 7 or 10 years. The issue today will be how will he be supported? Does he ...

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by Ken777
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1389

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

I'm on Chemo for my 5th cancer and, fortunately, will not need blood for the chemo or the immunotherapy. My wife had a different issue when she was being treated for leukemia (ALL) and ended up being transfused 10 times. That blood she received is the key reason why she is alive today and so I'm ver...

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by Ken777
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6105

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By 2020 Census

This could well be the last Census where "whites" are in the majority. The GOP has already learned that they need to take drastic action in order to win elections in the future. With 400+ new laws put forth by Republicans to keep minorities from voting it's pretty clear that panic has alre...

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by Ken777
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3981

Re: Silly daft jokes.

My favorite Engineer Jokes that I have had for years. Probably got them here! Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike? ”The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, wh...

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by Ken777
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5781

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

So, cameras are a revenue program then. Finally, admitting traffic enforcements lines the pols’ pockets—priceless. I’d agree with cameras at lights if they then didn’t change the timing to increase violations. Politicians are either reasonable bright or easily bribed, which is why they are in offic...

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by Ken777
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5781

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

If you think that 8 over is "harsh" give it a try in a school zone! personally believe that states are loosing a ton of money by not using speed cameras lie they do in Australia. I was sure careful in my days there and it sort of carriers over here in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma has a problem with...

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by Ken777
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 2047

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Ban MLK's "I have a dream" speech turns Texas into a Nightmare.

The Texas GOP is totally out of morals.

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by Ken777
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1591

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

And, I’d be a fan of online voting if the process was at least this onerous…every time you want to vote. I'm with you there. I think the vast majority of Americans are in favor of verified, fraud-free voting. If it takes proving your ID with verified ID then so be it. So long as legitimate American...

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by Ken777
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2985
Views: 473763

Re: American suspends Sydney

The Aussie policies were ether result of Covid killing a lot of people an the Just Gov had no desire to see major inroads hiring them. The problem TODAY is that Delta (the virus, not airline) is coming on strong - more aggressive in both the spreading and killing. The current estimate of opening aga...

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by Ken777
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gallup Poll Results: Republicans' Confidence In Science Down 27 Points Since 1975
Replies: 28
Views: 1902

Re: Gallup Poll Results: Republicans' Confidence In Science Down 27 Points Since 1975

I'll assume those "45% of GOP" respondents are the same ones that voted for Biden.

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by Ken777
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 366
Views: 45678

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

It's not an important landmark. It's a ship. One that has been sitting at a pier, in a city it never visited, losing money, for longer than it was ever in service. Apply that logic to any other business and try to rationalize it. I was in the Navy, serving on the USS Long Beach (CG(N)9), when the Q...

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by Ken777
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4599

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

We all know that conservative white Republicans HATE Americans with black sins, brown skins and red skins. Probably a bunch of yellow skins as well. Toss out6 non-holy rollin Christians and you can see their version of Utopia. That is the kind of person who LOVES Trump and HATES everyone else. Some ...

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by Ken777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12124

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

White Texas GOP politicians simply don't like voters with red skins, brown skins or black skins. Texas has been a racists state for generations. Growing up there in the 50s I can remember the "poll tax" that was effective in keeping "those" people out of the voting booths. Todays...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

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

Very brave of her to do that especially in a state like Texas, but note from the article: The speech has prompted the Richardson Independent School District to reevaluate its set of protocols for student speeches. So I imagine any politically-charged speech will likely have to be reviewed going for...

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by Ken777
Mon May 17, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 14052

Re: Arizona Election Audit

There may be some gain from this "audit" - the DOJ has already contacted them and, with luck, there will eventually be some cuffs and mugshots. There are laws regarding the handling the ballots and these "Cyber Ninjas" fools have no idea. On the subject of Liz Cheney, what is the...

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by Ken777
Mon May 17, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)

One major problem is that the auto industry is. slave to "Just In Time Manufacturing" and didn't plan for the potential impact of a factory fire in the chip industry. When that fire hit there was insufficient chis on hand and existing in the delivery pipeline to avoid this crisis. Folks go...

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by Ken777
Mon May 17, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have a tablet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2818

Re: Do you have a tablet?

The wife and I upgraded our iPhones to the 11 and got iPads at the same time - it was a pretty good deal. I mainly use the iPad for Kindle and watching TV. My wife spends a fair bit of time on Facebook but her main pleasure is a large screen for Face Time with our granddaughter (away at college) and...

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by Ken777
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3689

Re: Presidential Age Limit in the USA

Many would argue that running a country is far more difficult that operating an aircraft, ship or other kinds of complex machinery. The ages of UK PM's way back when isn't relevant in today's world with 24/7 media, besides the oldest PM when first appointed to the job was Henry John Temple, he was ...

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by Ken777
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID19 Big Corporation Tax
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: COVID19 Big Corporation Tax

The big difficulty for the smaller retailers is that they do not receive the same pricing as the major retailers do. They don't get th volume discounts that a big company (like Walmart) enjoys. Then there are advertising subsidies, and other financial benefits that puts the smaller retailer at signi...

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