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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10358

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

The mischief of 100% safe was in part in play here. Sutter, Boeing, FAA and later other certifying agencies looked at all of this from a statistical vista. That brought us to the current era of very safe planes. The MAX needs to be as safe as other recent NG models. Adding safety beyond that with un...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Do remember when Obama care was launched Republican went on with a national tantrum about death squads. Reality: ACA would pay doctors for an appointment for old people who wanted to discuss end of life decisions. Now those same tantrumers are still at it, they should be allowed to circulate in bars...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 224
Views: 17294

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Bremerton marina has the USS Turner Joy as its north breakwater which is kind of spectacular for the condos lining the shoreline. It is fairly expensive to maintain. Every 10-15 years it needs to go to a drydock. Marine growth, hull degradation, rust etc all need attention as well as painting - $mil...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4021

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

The president thinks he is the CEO of the US. But the position of President is not at all comparable to a CEO. The constitution clearly puts some of whatever 'sovereignty' is with the Senate, House of Representatives, States, and Indian Tribes. note, isn't sovereighty somewhere said to reside with t...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Science does not provide the answer to moral questions. It is simply ignorant to say it does. Science does provide date about what is, but 'is' is not 'ought'. And ovum is half a potential life, and a sperm is another half of a potential life. A fertilized ovum fails to implant or thrive in any numb...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 761
Views: 85046

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon's new facility at the Port of Bremerton is next to the airport. But there is no further speculation justified. But fun to dream. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis Hence the Jewish traditional interpretation that life begins with the first breath. Note: this does not mean that a person informed by the biblica...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Republicans have packed courts throughout the US who are far more conservative than the general US population. The citizens of the US have a right to have courts who represent them. Personally I think the judiciary shouldn't be swayed by any kind of politics or party. The courts should be there onl...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

What I find more dismaying, the number of Trump admirers still left.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4021

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

So who are you going to support? Kim, Xi, Putin, and Trump - or American Intelligence agencies and military leaders (admittedly imperfect)? Most Trump voters - the former. As the John Birchers use to put it - None dare call it treason.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Libertarians are the among the most hypocritical bunch in the US. Basically libertarians are for any sin they are in favor of, and against the sins of any they oppose. Add to that most of them are ultra-right wing nuts. As one of them said to me years ago in the gym, "I am a libertarian, but th...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3793

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

This leftist (me, and all of my leftist Seattle friends) think Sawant is a commie. (socialists want to nationalize, she just wants to kill off all the Kulaks and appropriate their assets) The message of CHOP both to Reagan Republicans and commies (also fascists) is that government is not the problem...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Very conservative males are not just interested in controlling the uterus of women, they are also wanting to control the sexuality of women. It is an evolutionary sort of subjugation, but they call it religion. And there creed is 'only men count'. Any number of Republican men in congress have called...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3173

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

ein.. just to clarify, I now wear a mask in all public indoor spaces. And outdoors I am never in crowded spaces.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3173

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

Too many not socially distancing, congregate in bars and other public spaces, have family parties, attend social gatherings, attend faith service. This, I think is the main issue. It's one thing to go to a supermarket where you're walking by people quickly but keeping your distance; it's another wh...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Republicans have packed courts throughout the US who are far more conservative than the general US population. The citizens of the US have a right to have courts who represent them.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality

A wall around our computer and software resources is much more needed that a wall between the US and Mexico. And if we want good and safe 5G we need our government to subsidize the building of such. Dump the #$%^&*, including those on this site who regularly post (you know who you are) that gove...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15776

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Good catch

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

So we all need a system to avoid reading tens of thousands of threads. Opening Posts of an interesting topic should be read The next dozen or so posts usually have new and significant information Longer posts often have important detailed information Certain posters usually weigh in with good inform...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15776

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

LCD - we arranged for our great grand children to pay several $trillion. (The lack of seeing what is in front of their faces is what astounds.)

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

The NG had an almost enviable safety record. Unfortunately it went into Boeing's head(quarters) as prideful. With politics in their favor they took advantage of everyone in sight, no one was a stakeholder except overpaid executives and Wall Street. Screwed everyone. This time stockholders have been ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

Even as a believer from the major religious tradition in the US, I think we need to look at societal conflicts and consider what evolutionary customs and ethics have to offer as perspective and guidance. Powerful men (yes, men) dominated women and less powerful men. Powerful ethnics dominated, repla...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 212
Views: 22273

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Epidemiology data is difficult to accurately comprehend. Every graph of data contains some number of assumptions. If you look at two or three different graphs and attempt to extrapolate from that you are only apt to make yourself look like an idiot. You may not actually be an idiot - only sound like...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will P&G rename Fairy Liquid?
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Will P&G rename Fairy Liquid?

I have always got a laugh out our our Anglo American name for the principle Christian festival Easter. Old English Easterdæg, from Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre), from Proto-Germanic *austron-, "dawn," also the name of a goddess of fertility and spring, perhaps originally of sunrise, whose f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Just another bunch of those presbyterian and (ana)baptist puritan-protties who were the iconoclasts in the 1600s in England. Statues, windows, paintings - out with the lot. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 212
Views: 22273

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Washington governor just announced that masks are required in indoor public spaces, and outdoors where distancing cannot be maintained. The state is moving toward Phase 3 at the same time. At this time the most serious outbreaks are in rural agricultural areas, but community spread, and not food pla...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 16026

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Even on this site there were people uneasy with the backlog of orders, and the number of planes out there, and that unease is more than a couple years old. Stewart Brand was noted for scenario planning, and there has been a shortage of that in the industry so far as I have read. Aviation in general ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 1964

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Science based medicine (also the name of a good blog) relies heavily on mediated experience. At the beginning of all this the effectiveness of masks was unsure. Different groups had differing views. There was agreement that N95 masks probably protected the user as well as other people, especially wh...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4232

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

Think! Mr Putin knows what Trump said to him. We don't. Mr Xi knows what Trump said to him. We don't. And to be a bit non-partisan this has been a common problem. The US public is kept in the dark, when obviously our foes know exactly what we are doing.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10025

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program

Hybrid regionals may not be a reality now, but come 2030 and they will be being designed and shortly built. Standard regionals need to be delivered before 2030 in order to have any lifespan.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4232

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

Political books and most political post career memoirs are often best read via book reviews and the media. I am a heavy reader and there just is no room to squeeze these into my book piles. Res security, the biggest impact is not what China and Russia know, it is what the President kept the American...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4872

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Every religion and culture has its anti-vaccinators. Add to that the political difficulty of explaining why 10K get good medications, and another 10K get placebos. It is a hard sell even in countries leading in science research. Or the political climate which asserts western medicine (or a least som...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 69770

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The 777X is now largely a matter of sunk costs. Boeing can produce 787s at a lot of profit. Should those having ordered the larger of the two desire to switch to the smaller Boeing could likely earn a more tidy profit. Win Win. For both A and B the advantage of having a full offering is in part abou...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4232

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

I assume that every one who knows damning details about certain public figures and worry that therefore their life is in jail has taken steps. In sufficient numbers there are trusted attorneys, reporters, or retired military people who have a copy of the damning evidence and are instructed to leak ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4232

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

I assume that every one who knows damning details about certain public figures and worry that therefore their life is in jail has taken steps. In sufficient numbers there are trusted attorneys, reporters, or retired military people who have a copy of the damning evidence and are instructed to leak i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 212
Views: 22273

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

One thing to keep in mind is that barring a second COVID19 wave does not stunt things sooner, the summer travel period will be over in less than 3 months, so as demand climbs now, it should tapper off and then decline come late August anyhow. I think that's partially built in already, since it is a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4872

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

True, is October too optimistic on having a safe vaccine? October 2020 yes, October 2021 is perhaps a bit more realistic. Wow that’s insane! The world economy will be shredded to pieces by then! The is repetitious but allow me: Initial Phase 1, essential work only but even there, monitor for sympto...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86032

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

NAFTA did not, and cannot work without some common rules about protection for worker, the environment, freedom of movement, finance regulations, and quality of goods. Republicans and Democrats differ on the details, but not at all that these are factors in opening up borders to trade and services. I...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

itb - I agree with your contention that Facebook should be a pay for service by users. Letters to the editor would be a lot better too, if you had to pay a few cents to post your content. Haters, inane-ers, and all the rest of the unsociables would likely stop, and for the ones that don't those few ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15776

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

I don't believe any country has had a 60% or more infection rate with the disease. I understand that is the level of infection at which 'herd immunity' is noticed. For all practical purposes herd immunity will only come from a vaccine, even partially effective one. Math modelling using available dat...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4872

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

A vaccine has to be established as safe, effective dose determined, over all effectiveness established. October is far too optimistic. We don't even know now if contracting the disease produces immunity.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

It is not unheard of, even when legislation successfully addresses substantial issues, that it avoids criticizing those at fault. Naming Boeing and the FAA may have upset more apple carts than was worthwhile.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 6878

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

Single pilot ops (and maybe no FAs) Better weather 'nowcasting', and strict requirements for weather conditions Simple quickie pilot physicals (iPhone or a FitBit could do it, EEG, EKG are practically ready now). Preferably (or required?) automatic landing. This along with matching airport hardware ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly
Replies: 27
Views: 867

Re: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly

Lest we forget, of the millions (2.5) workers in food and meat plants about half were born outside of the US, I suspect most of the 'illegals' are from Central America. These workers are essential for the feeding of Americans. They have suffered disproportionately from the virus. Rather than trying ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15776

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Derico - an unfortunately true and accurate analogy. safe socializing/safe sex. Both possible

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 1964

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Mid March 99% Social distancing avoiding indoors except at home a once a week, sometimes less grocery shop at 6:30 am, often no other shoppers in a large supermarket hand washing often No more gym (very much miss all my fellow gym rats), take up sprinting at local high school track (see a few other ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Human sexuality has been somewhat constant in every age and era. There have always been mythical ideas, mythical standards, and laws. Their enforcement has always been inconsistent, unfair, and whatever the current ruler/ruling elite wanted they got. In a certain sense progressive laws and rulings o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15776

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Political rallies, if held, really should be outdoors as the demonstrations were outdooor. It is not impossible to contract the virus outdoors but the data is coming in it makes a big difference. You may have heard about the liability waiver the Trump Campaign is requiring his attendees to sign. It ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17675

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

You must travel, 100%. We won't travel 95?, now 85%. The writing on the wall is that 100% is gone and dead. Actually the question has been rising since 2008. The question is where well it settle, I am guessing 65?, and for a lot even lower. Or at least that is the summation of what various airlines ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 9660

Re: The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

Another interesting engineering fact, the Brooklyn Bridge also has some 'cable staying' as well as suspension.

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