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by texdravid
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was KAL 007 saveable?
Replies: 24
Views: 8930

Re: Was KAL 007 saveable?

On a separate note, why were there two KAL 747s on their way to Seoul that evening in ANC, 15 minutes apart? For many years, Jesse Helms US senator wondered if it was a targeted assassination as he was on KAL 15 instead of 007. He did always tell a story about passengers from 007 and 15 mingled in t...

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by texdravid
Mon May 11, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13669

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Thenoflyzone wrote:
It didn’t happen pre-covid, and it’s sure as sh*t ain’t gonna happen post-covid.


This 100%. You have to win the useless dreaming about pre-Covid routes. The industry is in deep trouble and here you are daydreaming delusions of grandeur.

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by texdravid
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5354

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

I have another theory. I strongly believe all of the US3 will remove baggage fees and change fees permanently to get passengers back in the air and to stimulate demand . No change fees and/or fully refundable/changeable tickets should have been a requirement of any U.S. airline taking a bailout. He...

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by texdravid
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-pande ... 00407.html

Always wanted to see this UL flight but nice to see the
capability of Air Tahiti Nui to fly PPT-CDG in these extraordinary times.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-pande ... 00407.html

Always wanted to see this UL flight but nice to see the
capability of Air Tahiti Nui to fly PPT-CDG in these extraordinary times.

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by texdravid
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9717

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

AIr India’s use of the 772LR was the most comical or sad, depending on how you look at it. The 772LR with a competent airline based in India could have done many trips nonstops, like DFW or IAH to Delhi or BOM. Could have done EWR-MAA or HYD or west coast-BLR and done it 10 years ago!! They wasted t...

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by texdravid
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115373

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

The only things I will add is these three points: Sheer bad luck. This weekend is clear and 75-80 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky kind of day in SoCal. Also, what if the practice was at 3 or 4 pm? The fog would have burned off some if Kobe left later. I wonder if anyone knows if the civilian helicop...

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by texdravid
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India threatens to invade Pakistan's Azad Kashmir
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: India threatens to invade Pakistan's Azad Kashmir

Ha ha all these Pakistan’s fan boys on this board. You guys need to get your Pom poms out. Guess what, no one on India cares...so what if some agitation by communists and pro Muslim groups happen. Modi is not going to change and the electorate support him in finally taking care of the majority Hindi...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3642

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

The thing is he's simply surrounded himself with sycophants. He's fired anyone with a shred of decency the moment they've opposed him. We actually can do something. Call your Representative. Call your Senator. Three phone calls. Once call to your House member, two to your Senators. Tell them to all...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3642

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

~175 people died as a knock-on effect of Trump's early re-election campaigning. Case closed. They died because of an itchy trigger finger on the missile battery crew. Other planes flew that night, other missile batteries were in operation, the blame lies squarely on them. No it doesn't! The country...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3642

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

Sad for the deaths of the innocents on PS 752. But it is midnight for the horrible theocratic mullahs and ayatollahs who have ruined Iran for 40 years and counting. They lost their bete noir thug Soleimani in a humiliating way. His pinkie ring was the identifier! They were impotent in their response...

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by texdravid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3642

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

Sad for the deaths of the innocents on PS 752. But it is midnight for the horrible theocratic mullahs and ayatollahs who have ruined Iran for 40 years and counting. They lost their bete noir thug Soleimani in a humiliating way. His pinkie ring was the identifier! They were impotent in their response...

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by texdravid
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 3993

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

Great bill. Great Prime Minister who finally gets it. No more Gandhis/Nehrus. For all this complaining, go cry me a river. India is the best thing in Southern Asia, and is fair. India is simply tired of Muslims harassing and being violent in Pakistan with religious minorities. I ask you, complainers...

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by texdravid
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

While it’s somewhat macabre, I wonder if there is any correlation between income and Part 91 crashes. I believe so. Just anecdotally, the rich and super rich die in ways your average joe would never do. Helicopters and private planes are status symbols for these people, but in reality these “toys” ...

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by texdravid
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3970

Re: America vs India

Many of these posters just reinforce and confirm what I have always said and have said on these boards for 15 years. Indians, especially North Indians have a special gift....be racist as hell in India towards your darker brethren, refuse to share a beverage with them, call them dark coolies or Tamil...

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by texdravid
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden a dying multi-cultural State?
Replies: 51
Views: 3813

Re: Sweden a dying multi-cultural State?

The answer to the original question is Yes. But so are most European states. Due to America's isolation over the Atlantic and Pacific, European or Asian immigrants have to be by nature more well off, educated, and have the wherewithal to fund their immigration. Couple that with American attitudes of...

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by texdravid
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3970

Re: America vs India

India is waaaay more racist than the USA. It makes no bones about it either. The earlier poster who said in America isolated incidents of racism are magnified to make it look worse, but in India large incidents are minimized to make it look like it’s no big deal is exactly right. It exists in person...

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by texdravid
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 321
Views: 94404

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Too bad that HKG is suffering.
I was gonna go to MAA India via HKG early next year but I’m gonna go via SIN.

On another note HKG-DFW will never happen now.

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by texdravid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Population Growth in Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 23
Views: 4915

Re: Population Growth in Dallas/Fort Worth

In a word....south Asian migration.

Frisco, McKinney et. al have had immense south Asian immigration due to IT and healthcare fields.

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by texdravid
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Earth K2-18b
Replies: 45
Views: 2859

Re: Super Earth K2-18b

I support the rare earth hypothesis: Stable middle aged spectral class G star with the right metallacity with low number of flares or radiation bursts. A rocky planet not just at the “Goldilocks” distance from its sun, but also having a large gaseous outer planet to absorb many comets and other proj...

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by texdravid
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 7683

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

We are now a hyper-vigilant, militaristic society with degradations of freedoms and privacy and security, or security theater, rules the land. 2). Post 9/11 was the catalyst for the slow motion civil war occurring in this country. The blue states got way bluer, the red states got redder, everything...

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by texdravid
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 7683

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Several thoughts: 1). America as we used to know it, died that day along with those in the towers and air. Every generation has a "loss of innocence" tragedy, but 9/11 was fundamentally different. After WWI, there was a "return to normalcy". After WWII, there was a clear drawdown...

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by texdravid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 16190

Re: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

No one on these boards is more conservative as me, and I have been here 15 years. However, let's be real. America is too violent, immature, and too broken of a society to have this kind of free access to guns. True, people will start using knives, hammers and other objects as weapons, but nothing k...

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by texdravid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 16190

Re: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

No one on these boards is more conservative as me, and I have been here 15 years. However, let's be real. America is too violent, immature, and too broken of a society to have this kind of free access to guns. True, people will start using knives, hammers and other objects as weapons, but nothing ki...

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by texdravid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9841

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

i was also planning to for my partner's bday in june but we decided to cancel .. yes i understand those things happened but in other places i.e you could trust the police intelligence it just seems that security and intelligence were a big failure in this case .. you would imagine a country that su...

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by texdravid
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20529

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

It just amazes me how much “sympathy” there is on this board for incompetent and lazy cabin crew because they don’t like management and their hours/pay. The ongoing view by many is that you can’t expect AA employees to do their jobs well unless they feel “empowered” or feel “good” about their jobs”!...

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by texdravid
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20529

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

A quick message to the perennially unhappy AA crew: Start acting like professionals and quit treating your customers like a nuisance or crap. A lot of us have issues with our employers and a lot of us want better hours and pay, but we don’t take it out on customers, who have nothing to do with it. E...

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by texdravid
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8557

Re: LAX to India

LAX has about every possible 1 stop connection to India. It does not need a non-stop and the stage length is a killer unless you can pull in the premium traffic that say SFO does. It's a hop up to SFO and you have 10x weekly AI non-stop and soon to start year round UA so that is a great option, not...

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by texdravid
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8557

Re: LAX to India

LA actually has a large Tamil Sri Lankan population, second only to Toronto, in the world diaspora. But I agree, LAX <<<< SFO in terms of ties to India. AI should look at DFW/IAH. The growth of the Indian community in those two Texas metropolises is just staggering. Either city could support, IF AI ...

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by texdravid
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11490

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

This from the city that can’t keep Poop off the streets and syringes in the trash and has homeless defecating in the streets and harassing people as they walk by.

Yeah, that city. What a joke.

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by texdravid
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 171
Views: 17029

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

This just makes the congress party look even worse with regards to their traitorous, ridiculous, and ineffective leadership since independence. Nehru was one of the most overrated morons ever to rule over a multiethnic and democratic state. It is he and his family alone that caused India to undergoe...

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by texdravid
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart

Idiocracy used to be just a movie comedy. Now it is a documentary on the sad state of the United States, if not the world. Young and old, rich and poor, white or minority, everywhere you go people today have no sense of duty, honor, public good behavior or normalcy. It seems only India or China are ...

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by texdravid
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ex-GOP Chair Arrested..Caught Wanking Outside Ex's Home
Replies: 35
Views: 2193

Re: Ex-GOP Chair Arrested..Caught Wanking Outside Ex's Home

The problem with the GOP is the higher they put themselves on the moral pedestal, the further they fall, as demonstrated by this delightful gentleman in Idaho. ;) So let me get this straight. You are using a single data point to make a broad, sweeping accusation against a whole class of people? You...

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by texdravid
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 71
Views: 11252

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

No one wants to go with the fear of Islamic terrorism in the back of their minds. Americans are a target in the ME. It’s just too risky. TWA flew 741’s in the 80s JFK-CAI-KWI-BOM. In May 1985 I flew that route. Unfortunately the 741’s were already dogs, with mechanical in KWI causing major delay. Mi...

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by texdravid
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 623
Views: 34008

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The worse legacy is how for the past two+ years Democrats have tried to undermine an election with a hoax. Democrats took a page right out of the Putin playbook. But it’s worth repeating now that this attack on our democracy is over, no collusion. No conspiracy. Every American should be rejoicing. ...

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by texdravid
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control
Replies: 43
Views: 2660

Re: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control

I summarily dismiss anything Zaharia says.
He’s an arrogant CNN leftist.

I’d rather waste expenditures on the military than on illegal aliens and their health care that they don’t deserve

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by texdravid
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 9990

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Hey I’m all for manned Indian space flight. Big fan.

Just don’t want an unreasonable timetable that compromises safety.

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by texdravid
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer, actor.
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer, actor.

The Hitcher remains one of the scariest thrillers ever. His portrayal of that hitchhiker is legendary.

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by texdravid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says
Replies: 89
Views: 5584

Re: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says

Is this post real? Or funded by Soros or the SPLC? Ha ha ha ha.

Really? What a joke. Yeah that’s the main problem. I’m sure right wing extremists blow up airplanes, shoot up a gay nightclub, shoot fellow officers at Fort Hood, and murder hundreds every weekend in Chicago.

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 9990

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Very proud of India for this space race, but 2021 for a manned space mission?

That’s a bit much?

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12868

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Emotional support animals are just a ruse so cheap people can take their pets with them without paying the pet fee.

Doctor notes are fraudulent and paid for and are totally worthless.

Another example of American idiocy, emotional bankruptcy and general immaturity. Pay the fee ya cheapskates.

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

What a ratings disaster. Surprise! Not.... From news reports: “With just 299,000 viewers for its 10 PM opener Sunday night on the CBS-owned premium cabler, the series starring the Gladiator actor, Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane and Sienna Miller looks to be one of the year’s lowest non-broadcast debut...

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1784

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Let's face it, Barr has set himself up as a racist equal to Trump's disgusting stature. The difference is that Barr will one day want to go back to a Big Name Law Firm and his racism could be a block for that return to a big wealth job. Law firms with large public companies as clients will not want...

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by texdravid
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 9734

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Great speech and great turnout on the mall despite the bad weather.

Donald had a good week with this and the continued hot economy. Joe? Nah, a bad week of busing and other travails...

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by texdravid
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 8621

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

itisi wrote:
You don't overrun because of rain...... You overrun if you screw up the landing.


I’ll chalk it up to poor training and poor initial hiring.
Indian aviation has grown so fast and outgrown the supply of properly trained and motivated pilots.

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3885

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

The difference is Pence didn’t do ANYTHING illegal. Your liberal pals Weinstein and Lauer and of course Clinton did. Pence isn’t paralyzed around women. He’s the smartest conservative alive. No long forgotten malignant fool like Blasey Ford can get him for fake charges. Thanks for playing! Ha ha. Ma...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3885

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

100% self imposed Not at all. When you have 20 years of training, prestige, standing, and a career to worry about, no amount of caution is enough. In certain high professions, there are professional trouble makers and others gaming the system to get a handout. Don’t give those that seek harm an opp...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3885

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

100% self imposed Not at all. When you have 20 years of training, prestige, standing, and a career to worry about, no amount of caution is enough. In certain high professions, there are professional trouble makers and others gaming the system to get a handout. Don’t give those that seek harm an opp...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94

What a great guy and businessman. Single handedly saved Chrysler. What a great time to be alive, in the 80s, with him, Reagan, John Paul II, Walesa.

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3885

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

This. 1000% All talk in my OR is all about the patient and nothing else. No jokes of any kind. No nicknames. Do not talk to any female alone, don’t talk about anything extra curricular and don’t compliment or praise or criticize. Absolutely no mentoring at any time. Be superficially polite at all t...

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