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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3833

Re: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft

I understand that the problems with this tanker are not simply Boeing errors, nor Air Force changing specs (?), but also capability requests that are bleeding edge technology. Has anyone done a back of the envelope on percentages of these three?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 7808

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

There are laws. They do not lead to easy enforcement. It is easy to say no interference with flight crew, but that in itself is a meaningless non-enforceable law. Jurisdictional, definitions, enforcement methods, dispute resolutions are all part of a law that works.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 7808

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

Saw on the news today that there have been over 4,000 people who have disrupted flights this year and only ONE person has been charged with a crime. And nobody at the DOJ sees a problem here? Or to state it another way, congress needs to tell the DOJ just what to do via legislation. Even something ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 103
Views: 9080

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

I would be in favor of a ban on flying all airlines, but such a system would require some sort of administrative judge - independent both of the airline and of the passenger. Otherwise the 'snots' will rule be they passenger or crew. An advantage of having such a system is that a passenger could be ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

With wind and solar effectively setting a cap on how high electricity can go I am expecting electric bills settling on about 7 cents for distribution and 3 cents for production. Nuclear theoretically could be a source - I have my doubts. An unseen thing with those sorts of prices is that the world a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 15846

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Getting infected isn't an one-and-done deal either. Immunity from infection like immunity from vaccine, isn't perfect and decrease in efficiency as times goes on and as newer strains emerge. We have 4 endemic coronaviruses that infect us all regularly causing the common cold. There is growing evide...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 195
Views: 9599

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

Always in the back of my mind since the turn of the century: those huge hyper expensive warships are in the class I would call 'Targets', particularly if they are doing anything beyond launching very long range missiles or surveillance. Drones, medium range missiles, maybe hyper sonic, some of which...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15089

Re: Texas abortion law

Remember a Republican state has said that offering a thirsty person standing in line to vote a drink of water is breaking the law. Republican Gospel: I was thirsty and you kicked me in the face.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 103
Views: 9080

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Hassle factor may be an underlying cause. I quit most of my flying years ago when Y became a hassle, and several flights in a row which were bad. Didn't complain, upset no one else. Just bought a better road car and started seeing parts of the country where I had always wanted to do major road trips...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1841

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

The kids are already at school. While immediate side effects are rare or not occuring the kids will be around for an hour or more with help available. A team administering at school is going to be a lot more efficient (more shots administered per worker) than at a pharmacy (daughter does that). Whil...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 129
Views: 17237

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

A proper bean counter would readily assure top management that the intangible and reputational assets of the company were at least as valuable to stockholders as the next quarter profits. I just finished the book on GE's collapse. Sad reading, The old GE even with their faults was the sort of US com...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 103
Views: 9080

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Corrections invited, but it seems there are some broken jurisdiction problems. I suspect local law enforcement really does not want to spend money dealing with violent passengers who will be flying off to another state or country three days later. Airline law enforcement likely needs to be federaliz...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Drug dealers who have negligently killed the most people, far outnumbering street dealers who get long prison sentences, happily escape. The American Way. Yeah.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 195
Views: 9599

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

Just a note: Aerial fights are conducted by long range missiles, no dog fights. There have been no 'classic' carrier battles since a few months before the end of WWII. While the US has dumped more bomb tonnage that WWII, it has lost every war to the bombees. Nuclear weapons, missiles, drones, and AI...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1023
Views: 148947

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

I think this is on topic. Res Drones. Where I live there are thousands of people living on the waterfront with a driveway dropping 300 feet in elevation. I could easily see a drone flying the driveway and putting the package in an approved carport type structure.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds
Replies: 27
Views: 6529

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

In my state all workers are paid the minimum wage, including those who may receive tips. Exactly what that minimum wage is a little complicated, but the net effect is that $15 is becoming the standard minimum. Despite this, restaurants are not able to remain fully staffed.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 195
Views: 9599

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

I suspect that cancelling a submarine order has all the complications of cancelling an Airbus or a MAX. The one cancelling these very complicated contracts has to, in my words, accrue enough points showing that time, costs, or specs are not meeting the contract. I understand that Australia was, in f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 15846

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/mental-health/wondering-why-society-went-off-kilter-during-the-pandemic-it-was-all-predicted-in-this-book/ It turns out this book, written before the current pandemic predicts a lot of the maladoptive reactions of a large population to any pandemic. Brutal r...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds
Replies: 27
Views: 6529

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

How much are these people paid? I ask, because job openings in the food business may be in the hundreds of thousands, and wages are going up. This could be one of those rare occasions that most of those laid off will do better. If anyone has details it would be useful to hear.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 195
Views: 9599

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

Call an ambassador home over a lost arms sale! How diplomatic.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4971

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Definitely should be charged, may have saved the world from a nuclear disaster. Whoever could be in favor of that.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15089

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/17/texas-abortion-ban-jonathan-mitchell-supreme-court-brief This is a pretty naked statement that the Texas abortion law is really about (angry old white) men controlling the sexuality of women. A neutral Supreme Court would quickly overturn this law. Our...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 129
Views: 17237

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

We need a thread, perhaps in technical, as to just what we mean when we say, "safety come first". In a sense it is not true: getting the job done, the crops in, shelter over our heads, down the road to wherever we need to be, the enemy repelled come first. When we use that phrase I think m...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Body, The Mind & Exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 1263

Re: The Body, The Mind & Exercise

Swimming can and has resulted in shoulder injuries. Friends who do not experience this have an experienced coach who corrects strokes from time to time.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2236
Views: 300499

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Airlines would have expected business travel to have increased some certain percent (5?) each year for 2020, 2021, and 2022. Many statistical charts on the economy have an additional line showing recovery against expected growth. Such a line would be informative.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206721

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://time.com/6096807/denmark-covid-19/
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Denmark is at about the 75% of the population vaccinated, and that seems to be enough to allow the entire economy to function - hospitals, work, entertainment, schools.
https://time.com/6096807/denmark-covid-19/

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8819

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Bealine - informative and interesting. In my imagined Online Airshipping Map clicking on Kenya would show those veggies going to LHR

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Most of the corn and soybeans in the US (and world) are used for meat production. Just a small amount of that grain, along with other vegetable proteins could easily feed way more people if directly converted into meat analogs or were consumed directly. Lab meat seems kind of Rube Goldberg to me. So...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

One happy thought, when the plains has to return to grasslands it will still be OK to use it as pasture for us red meat eaters. LOL I know your comment was in jest, because raising cattle takes an enormous amount of water. But Bison Burgers are pretty tasty....... :smile: Mostly grass fed may be a ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

One happy thought, when the plains has to return to grasslands it will still be OK to use it as pasture for us red meat eaters. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The expensive answer is that more water is needed than is available. This will require many different approaches for different areas in the affected areas. Desalination Water Conservation Rate Changes Environmental concerns Cisterns, Storage allotments Redircection from Viable Aquifers and water ba...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15089

Re: Texas abortion law

Infanticide (abandoning them) was practiced in England as late as the mid 1800s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide, I have read in other places that while officially banned it was not uncommon, nor even all that controversial. In my opinion the dynamic in this was practicality - if very poor...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50941

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Apple dictates to stockholders to a degree most companies would die for.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Often it means just that.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Cover the Central Valley with housing to reduce water demand and end runaway property values on the coast. Then grow the produce in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama instead. There's plenty of sun, water, and fertile soil over there. If they can grow food and such all year long. There j...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50941

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Hometown Boeing fan. But maintain the rights to criticize the home team. Here is my A versus B take on this. (even though we were not suppose to do that on this thread). Airbus was created by European governments to build civil air planes to challenge US monopolies. Their first and primary goal is t...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

I may have already posted this link. But here is an academic engineer who looks at the history of how civilizations use water, and then deals with the waste we add to water. Solutions are possible, and a lot of them are not all that expensive. Only if we use 'old think' to solve new problems. https:...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Las Vegas, including the casinos, have done a great job on per capita water consumption.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

A market solution would be to slowly raise the price of water to match the costs and values of that water. I used the plural 'costs', because like all of this it is complicated. Few large irrigation systems were built without heavy subsidies, maybe that should be paid back. The current costs of runn...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

All of the dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers 'dump' power into the grid. It is somewhat inaccurate to say California gets their power from any particular dam, if I understand how that grid works.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15089

Re: Texas abortion law

The conservative right invented abortion as a hot button issue in order to attack Democrats. It didn't come from the bible. Southern Baptists several decades ago refused to speak on the issue because scripture did not. Then they got infected by politics.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2236
Views: 300499

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Amazon announced some major hiring for its 'office type' employees. Seattle itself is getting 12,000 of them. Few at this point will actually be going down town just now, but it bodes well for the apartments and condos which are being built at the 10K plus per year. Google for links, this really is ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2236
Views: 300499

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

World class cities have continued to experience rising incomes and house prices for the most part. They only look empty. And those people living in tents on the street have never been the ones buying airline tickets. The economics of this pandemic are odd. The one commercial office in our condo is a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4720

Re: Universal Healthcare

Medicare contracts with private companies, true, but it keeps payouts to medical providers at a very high percentage compared to private companies. This is generally acknowledged by all. Here is a link checking Sanders claims. Finding actual costs in huge systems like Medicare, private insurance, Bo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9189

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

The same Lockheed that builds the F35? Asking them to "save" a company which is still selling actually reliable F15s? Bad analogy. The F35 was always doomed to be a piece-of-junk program no matter who constructed it. Why? Because a jack of all trades, is a master of none. No engineer came...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_DC_Intertie
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Bonneville Power (Columbia River mostly) sends a lot of power to California, and has for a few decades. Oddly enough, California has enough renewable that Bonneville has lost a lot of that market.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_DC_Intertie

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 335
Views: 52930

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Ryan needs to buy planes at a price that supports their business plan. Likewise Boeing needs to sell them at a price which supports theirs. It is entirely possible for a buyer and seller to have ended negotiations with the conclusion that a deal will not work. At this time. It does not necessitate f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15089

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/05/one-tactic-stop-bounty-hunters-demolishing-womens-constitutional-rights/ This seems to gives the right to abortion providers, assisters, and women to sue in federal court if they constitutional rights have been abridged by state law persons, whether...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15089

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.politicalorphans.com/i-chose-an-abortion/ She makes the point that this should also apply to guys masturbating in the shower. Those sperm are alive and capable (mostly) of starting a human life Also, Jewish/Christian scriptures do not address this problem ever (except in the case of lyin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Fire in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Skyscraper Fire in Milan

Hence the value in WWII and even 30 years later of asbestos insulation. It does the job, it insulates, it does not burn, it lasts. And our local paper daily has ads from attorneys suing the navy and government because that asbestos is still killing people. But it really did help end the war. And the...

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