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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: 248
Views: 12916

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: 22
Views: 4508

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: 55
Views: 2354

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: 115
Views: 3642

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: 317
Views: 13808

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: 56
Views: 7409

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: 19
Views: 1102

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: 2215
Views: 297553

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: 206012

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: 8770

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 317
Views: 13808

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: 50646

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 50646

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 3137

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: 317
Views: 13808

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: 2215
Views: 297553

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: 2215
Views: 297553

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: 4583

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: 9093

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: 3137

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: 328
Views: 50838

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: 317
Views: 13808

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: 317
Views: 13808

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: 1129

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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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2133

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

This is a simple shakedown and nothing else. The proof is that he is seeking only $150,000.00. Honestly he just wants to be paid money. That is all. That amount makes it more affordable for those being sued to just pay it and make it go away. The problem though is he hired an attorney that is tryin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42296

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If the population in most of the middle east were not almost a magnitude greater than 100 years ago many of their problems would be tractable. Add to that the pressure of climate change and things become dystopic. But even now if all the players made the right moves and decisions life could move for...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13808

Re: Texas abortion law

We have to remember that Republican protection for life ends at birth.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297553

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Widebody - indeed it is always useful when we have charts, graphs etc. for the poster to critique the strength, weaknesses, and actual import. Naked statistics need to be clothed with proper interpretation, and that interpretation in turn given some context.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297553

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The strength of this thread is people reporting accurate statistics and trends, not opinions nor arguing about them. Anecdotal from my home town, a few people, very few flying for business. More, but not a lot more flying family and leisure. (Western Washington. Delta, variant not airline, is hittin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4583

Re: Universal Healthcare

If a country has a decent social safety net lawsuits are not nearly so important nor likely.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42296

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

A dedicated extreme right wing minority of even 15% who are willing to die for their cause, and prevent a fractured 85% (opposed to the extreme right wing agenda) from establishing a moderate government. It is fairly easy to destroy a government, and could happen even in the US. .

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4583

Re: Universal Healthcare

Social Security and Medicare have some of the highest payout to providers and the lowest administration expenses in the industry. It is also important to remember that the overly complicated billing systems and manner of settling insurance claims by the industry has been corrupted and compromised th...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4583

Re: Universal Healthcare

Even with insurance, for some services it is cheaper to fly to Mexico and have procedures done by someone with good reputation there. That makes total sense if you live next to the border or if your benefits (if you have them) are really poor. I had a coworker who would fly for dental work to Mexic...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4583

Re: Universal Healthcare

I doubt the Dems will have the house after the midterms and they really don't control the Senate at present. They need all their Caucus and Manchin and Simema are not slam dunk yes votes on the fringe left stuff like universal health care so the prospects of it even going to a vote are slim. Univer...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2405

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

New Orleans did reduce its population after Katrina. Has it crept back up in any substantial way? I somewhat came to the conclusion that the population should be low enough that vulnerable people could be evacuated before a major hurricane struck. A lot of those who died, most maybe, were in poor he...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1613

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

Maybe of former state department person could explain why we need 13K persons in a $billion building. My worry is how do that many persons operate without getting in each others' way. Then again Amazon has 50K people working (pre-covid) in downtown Seattle.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42296

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

And in one of those ironies we followers of history revel in, Taliban may be wanting international partners including the US, EU, Russia, China, Pakistan etc. Odder things have happened!

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene
Replies: 24
Views: 2416

Re: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene

The 'surfactant' activity of soap and water can break down cell membranes of bacteria. But as important it washes them and viruses away. I used 'hand washers' a handful of times. I just practiced not touching things away from the house. Some things have to be touched, but most can be avoided.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2133

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

He probably should receive some royalties, a percent or two from sales of that album.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis to resign ? ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2564

Re: Pope Francis to resign ? ?

Major news sources in the US seem not to have picked up on this story. There are a lot of leaks out of the Vatican (and about every establishment) try to start or influence something.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to review Boeing safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Re: FAA to review Boeing safety

The 'safety' engineers need strong protection, and that likely protection group is a strong union.

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