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by johns624
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?

UPS and Fedex are B2B companies, they don't know how to deal with private customers, even if they're now trying, when before that wasn't even an option. AFAIK, UPS and FedEx ship person to person as well as business to business. We don't have a FedEx shipping center near here, so we have to use eit...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

Naked eyes should be sufficient and call for the train to stop in time in most cases when speed of the train is below 79mph aka current US regulatory requirement for in cabin signaling according to my memory? A train can take well over a thousand yards to stop. The problem is that you can't do emer...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The people who got killed/injured and their families may have another opinion. And do you really think Putin does care about what the world is thinking? Looking at the population of all countries, those who are supporting Ukraine/the West is a minority. So you know that those rockets were launched ...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The people who got killed/injured and their families may have another opinion. And do you really think Putin does care about what the world is thinking? Looking at the population of all countries, those who are supporting Ukraine/the West is a minority. So you know that those rockets were launched ...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

You clearly don't understand the Russian way of thinking. That was a clear challenge against them and they showed that by retaliating. Otherwise Putin would be seen weak and that was not a choice for him. Those two idiots should have known better but they didn't care. I'm not defending what Russia ...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

Naked eyes should be sufficient and call for the train to stop in time in most cases when speed of the train is below 79mph aka current US regulatory requirement for in cabin signaling according to my memory? A train can take well over a thousand yards to stop. The problem is that you can't do emer...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

It looks like the truck driver may have been one of the fatalities. If not, he has a lot of explaining to do.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Look what happened today. There's the answer for those idiots. Thank you Boris Johnson and Justin Trudeau. Yeah, sure, it’s because Boris and Justin made fun of Vlad that a shopping mall was bombed. This strike would have happened regardless. Was probably planned days ago. So, don’t thank Boris and...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Many people here are missing the sarcasm of a certain poster's comments. He is merely turning in the opposite direction some of the kneejerk reaction comments about what the US should do about guns when they have no idea on what current laws are.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.yahoo.com/now/g7-makes-laug ... 23929.html
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I found it interesting that the G7 leaders publicly made fun of Putin in their opening meeting.
https://www.yahoo.com/now/g7-makes-laug ... 23929.html

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by johns624
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31756

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

If he's killed, will that count as two generals in the tally? :D

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by johns624
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

It's somewhat surprising to me that Hollywood has never tried to tackle this subject. Probably not the movie industry's cup of tea to depict a naval battle quite like this, but it does have a "if this was a movie you would say it's too far-fetched" feeling to it. I suspect USN would have ...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Last question, probably not in most states. Except for one small exception that I won't go into here, you can't even buy a gun, let alone carry it. Like Galaxy said, you have to be either a citizen or a resident alien. It's not like Hollywood movies. Strange to think I could walk down the street an...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Considering globally newsworthy mass shootings in Norway have consisted of a homegrown anti-minority maniac and a possibly fundamentalist immigrant, it would seem intel is obviously the answer. No need for all the deflection. You forgot the "Mad Archer" :D . Five people killed. https://ww...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Last question, if I visited the US would I be allowed to Carry?. Last question, probably not in most states. Except for one small exception that I won't go into here, you can't even buy a gun, let alone carry it. Like Galaxy said, you have to be either a citizen or a resident alien. It's not like H...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is a great book about the Battle Off Samar. Those destroyermen had huge, brass ones!

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by johns624
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Do US citizens of Iranian origin have the same right under 2A. I assume they do. Would be interesting to see if they commit more or less acts of violence than in Norway. Also do they have more guns per capita than other US citizens. Last question, if I visited the US would I be allowed to Carry?. T...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Barges don't work well on the open seas. They're mainly used on rivers and smaller bodies of water.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

We can get out of the equation the idea that having a 2nd amendment allowed this to happen in Norway as they don't have one. And the laws are tough since this was an illegal gun, yet despite that he managed to obtain it. So basically laws couldn't avoid this, I am interested if other reasons would ...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

[...]the man had a Norwegian passport, so he was in effect, a member of the "tribe".[...] Sorry to say so, I really do not want to offend you, but this is just completely weired. If I get a foreign passport I will still remain an allien. Unless I submit myself to certain masonic dogmas an...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I'm really asking about the weapons used, not their legality (I would be surprised if automatic weapons were legal anywhere in Europe, except Switzerland maybe ?). The police aren't releasing that information, according to this article. https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/24/europe/norway-oslo-gay-bar-shoo...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Aesma wrote:
I saw of French TV they said one weapon was "automatic", was it really, or just semi-automatic (French journalists don't know the difference) ?
According to Kiwirob, who lives there, it doesn't matter because even semiautos are banned.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10255

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Ample of rest, sure, whatever science gives us is safe. They deserve good pay, not high pay. I think there are far more jobs deserving a higher pay in society than pilots. Why not pay that the market will bear? What do you consider "high pay" and "good pay"? Would love to know w...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

The shooter was a Norwegian national originally from Iran So he was Norwegian. Not an ethnic Norwegian just a foreigner with a Norwegian passport, like I will be sometime soon. So only "Aryans/Vikings" are 'real" Norwegians? If he has a Norwegian passport, then he's Norwegian. They s...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

ltbewr wrote:
The shooter was a Norwegian national originally from Iran
So he was Norwegian.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10255

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

The reality is pilots are compensated extremely well for a group that can only work 1,000 hours a year. No, they only FLY 1000 hours a year. Their actual "work" hours are much higher. They have to get to the airport a few hours before their flight, check weather, do planning, do a preflig...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2551

Mass Shooting in Norway

https://nypost.com/2022/06/25/norway-ma ... 4-injured/
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Two dead and many wounded after what appears to be a mass shooting targeted at gay people in Oslo. At least the cops didn't hide, unlike some here in the US.
https://nypost.com/2022/06/25/norway-ma ... 4-injured/

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by johns624
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 134478

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

I think that's an undercount since over 900 M109A6 Paladins were built for the US Army. The Army and Marines appear to have around 1000 M777s between them. I'm sure some are in storage or prepositioned stocks, but that's a lot of BOOM! http://military-today.com/artillery/m109a6_paladin.htm https://...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3142

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Or, and I know this is crazy, some people should mind their business and learn that equality for all means just that. Then you can continue being a victim. It makes no difference to me. There's what you wish would happen and then there's reality--you choose which world you want to live in. I'm 5'7&...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3142

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

[ I have been beaten Maybe you should apply for a CPL? Or, and I know this is crazy, some people should mind their business and learn that equality for all means just that. Then you can continue being a victim. It makes no difference to me. There's what you wish would happen and then there's realit...

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by johns624
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 155
Views: 27480

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

Polot wrote:

That then becomes a question of how much should OEMs cater to the ME3. I think the golden age of OEMs going out of their way to woo them has come to end, as it has resulted in tons of headaches.
I agree.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 37
Views: 2149

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

I think they know that NATO is a much stronger defense pact than the EU. It it it's only purpose. The EU talks but doesn't have much of a command structure or integration. It's a moot point. The moment a single EU country is attacked NATO kicks in because they have members there. Finland and Sweden...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3142

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

seb146 wrote:
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I have been beaten
Maybe you should apply for a CPL?

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by johns624
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3142

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Wow, I’ve lived in small towns down south and in Arizona, live in one in New England now, not once even remotely threatened. I’ve walked around African cites—Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, around a dozen EU cities, never slightly concerned. I’m big on avoidance, look unimportant, the enemy maybe low...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3142

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

I suppose it is maths that causes the fear. In my country, motor accident deaths are around 10 times the number of gun deaths each year. Twice as likely to dies in a car accident sounds far worse to me than 10 times more likely. And I still struggle to get my head around the fact that the rate of g...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 37
Views: 2149

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

Is there anything stopping countries who are in NATO supporting Sweden and Finland, but not with their NATO hats on. Form a NATO2 Without Turkey and abandon NATO1 is possible, I guess. But it wouldn't make sense with the significance of Turkey's role in blocking Russian access from Black Sea to Med...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 37
Views: 2149

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

I think they know that NATO is a much stronger defense pact than the EU. It it it's only purpose. The EU talks but doesn't have much of a command structure or integration.

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by johns624
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1843

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

CAS is more of, "how close can you shoot at a target to a nearby friendly" than anything else. It's more of a skill set of the pilots and crew, from being able to pick out the target, communicate with troops on the ground, and aiming the weapons, than anything to do with the actual aircra...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 37
Views: 2149

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

Is there anything stopping countries who are in NATO supporting Sweden and Finland, but not with their NATO hats on. I don't believe so. It just means that they can't call on Article 5. Of course, since the main countries that would probably support Sweden and Finland if they were attacked, would b...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432111

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

For those saying the US hasn't any good anti-air system, how about the Aegis?

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by johns624
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 17
Views: 1864

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It's somehow comforting to downplay new rival/ enemy's I guess. And if we are clearly leapfrogged, look the other way or state it's really propaganda, unfair. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBn37NPUYAQ97HY.jpg:large https://mobile.twitter.com/alvinfoo/status/1448461361181184005 Nobody is downplaying a...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 154
Views: 14188

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

The Carnival Sensation arrived in Aliaga for scrapping in early April 2022 after sailing for 29 years. This is a ship that had 15 years of life left, much of it with a secondhand or thirdhand line. I also see this ship as one that had some value as a hotel and museum ship. https://cruiseradio.net/c...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3142

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Trijets is correct. Who knows, maybe the officers couldn't swim? I'm sure it's not a job requirement. The man jumped in voluntarily.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 6467

Re: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW

For those (like me) who didn't know what PRM stood for, it's People with Reduced Mobility. I just asked my wife, who has over 30 years with a nonprofit that specializes in helping disabled people and she didn't know what it meant, either.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 17
Views: 1864

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Hopefully, the Chinese are just as "competent" as their Russian allies.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20139

Re: AA to end service at TOL

It probably takes longer to get from downtown Chicago to O'Hare in rush hour, than from downtown Toledo to DTW. As Delta has built out the hub, it becomes harder and harder to justify an RJ spoke into TOL, when you can fly nonstop, largely on mainline equipment, to almost anywhere in the world. Dow...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline

bpatus297 wrote:
I know we live in a different world, but I still find it strange these numbers are so easy to obtain. Imagine what the USSR would have done to try to get this information 40 or so years ago.
I wonder what Russia's current numbers look like?

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by johns624
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4152

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Which will be a drop in the bucket compared with all the illegal guns. Gotta start somewhere - a drop in the bucket is a start, before you know it, the bucket starts to fill up more and more :thumbsup: I would think that you'd go after the CRIMINALS first and leave the law abiding citizens alone. T...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4152

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

ACDC8 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Which will be a drop in the bucket compared with all the illegal guns.

Gotta start somewhere - a drop in the bucket is a start, before you know it, the bucket starts to fill up more and more :thumbsup:
I would think that you'd go after the CRIMINALS first and leave the law abiding citizens alone.

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by johns624
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4152

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Yes, and the vast majority of crimes are committed with illegal guns. They'd have to be illegal, if they were smuggled in. And thanks to gun control, gun violence caused by legal firearms has declined significantly and with the new legislation, it will drop even more :thumbsup: Which will be a drop...

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