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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

1. Delta
2. Northwest
3. United

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon
Replies: 42
Views: 2038

Re: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon

That's the real question, when does Beijing consider themselves economically insulated enough to launch such an attack? Countries don't always act out of rationally, especially rapidly growing ones that haven't had their power checked. Can China feed it's population if no one is trading with them ?...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 41
Views: 1632

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

I'm on a very conservative site and they all hate him. They hate him because he didn't disagree with his president when he should've, yet they hate Mattis, etc., because they did disagree with Trump when they should've. The disconnect is great...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18109

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The parallels between now and 1938 are amazing. 1) No one in the West wants war. 2) If we just give him this, they'll stop. 3) They are rational. War is horrible. 4) They aren't harboring grudges from past offenses, are they? 5) They are all against our right to prosperity and our rightful place in...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 41
Views: 1632

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

That sucks. RIP I always liked him.

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon
Replies: 42
Views: 2038

Re: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon

What does hypersonic actually mean? It seems to be the current buzzword.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon. I suspect they'll find themselves blindsided by the speed of change now NSW has passed 80% vaccination for 16+ a...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 1906

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

What's funny is that the Nazis never denied the Holocaust. In fact, they kept very good records of it.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1419

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Sorry, I wouldn't take one of those jobs because I'm retired. I worked 28 years in a warehouse, plus other jobs. I had about 4 months off between when I turned 16 and retired at 61. It was hard, dirty work but I did it, and now I'm done.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1419

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

People don't want to be drivers because of all the time away from home and the relatively low pay. Most long haul drivers are gone 2-3 weeks at a time and then are only home for 2-3 days. Many times, if you're waiting to load or unload, you're burning "work" hours without any pay for it. ...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

In a quirk of law, an 18 year old can buy a used handgun in a private sale but can't buy ammunition for it from a dealer. Once, I had a young Detroit cop come into the store and his mother had to buy his practice ammunition for it, since he was under 21.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1419

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

People don't want to be drivers because of all the time away from home and the relatively low pay. Most long haul drivers are gone 2-3 weeks at a time and then are only home for 2-3 days. Many times, if you're waiting to load or unload, you're burning "work" hours without any pay for it. A...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1419

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Operating a shipyard train - sounds fun, especially the wages those guys (and now gals) get. They are at the apex of the salary system of blue collar workers. Probably over a couple hundred grand a year, With an 'in', I had a union job working my way through school, entry level though. It is not th...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1419

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Wages seem to have gone up quite a bit in the last 6 months, yet everyone still has signs out.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1951

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

The Culture, or should I say lack of Cult surrounding it makes it very different from certain other well known countries. Very true, you guys don't know freedom like we know freedom. Your happiness index and life expectancy is laughable in the face of my Freedom Cult. Don't be so smug. Your alcohol...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1419

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

I think the real reason so many entry level retail/foodservice jobs have gone unfilled is that high school students never work anymore. Look at the people you see working them now, a lot are retirees whose check isn't enough. Back when I went to school, most kids worked their way through HS. That's ...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1951

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

The OP stated it was a bow. This is just another example that if you really want to kill people, you'll find a way. Whether a bow, a vehicle, a bomb, there's always a way.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1951

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Latest information suggests he started shooting people after the police failed to control him at first contact. The crime scene is about 800 meters from Kongsberg defence HQ, home of the joint strike missile and other weaponry. RIP for those who died. How tough are the gun laws in Norway? He didn't...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

My favorite is also the P38. As to which one I'd like to own, it would be the PBY Catalina. Fly it up to some remote Canadian lake, open up one of the blisters, and throw a fishing lure out...heaven!

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by johns624
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2257

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

I always drove a Ford Escort , Focus or the like. I lived in a one bedroom apt with a small TV. But I always made sure that I funded my Roth IRA every year. Some people live for tomorrow, others live for decades ahead. ...and it doesn't matter which kind of person you are, if you don't have that su...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2257

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

I always drove a Ford Escort , Focus or the like. I lived in a one bedroom apt with a small TV. But I always made sure that I funded my Roth IRA every year. Some people live for tomorrow, others live for decades ahead.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2257

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can be done. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/reporting-capital-gains#:~:text=Capital%20gains%20and%20deductible%20capital,long%2Dterm%20or%20short%20term. But, again, the "average Joe" either does not make enou...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2257

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off, how does one "write off capital gains" or "write off stocks"? It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can ...

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by johns624
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray
Replies: 18
Views: 2302

Re: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray

The article also mentioned "smuggling". If the transfer was between two legitimate governments, which it appears it was, I don't think that would apply. Even if it was smuggling (which doesn't appear to be the case anyway), there is no international treaty that would permit third party st...

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by johns624
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2807

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

I don't understand all the angst about "nuclear" subs. It's just another form (and much more efficient) of propulsion. If we were talking about SSBNs equipped with nuclear ballistic missiles, I could understand it. They are superior for Australia if for no other reason than Australia is su...

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by johns624
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray
Replies: 18
Views: 2302

Re: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray

US airlines are not transporting military weaponry (the US military would never allow that). Their “military work” is primarily shuttling troops to and from bases. US airlines can and do transport military cargo for the US government; I'm not sure about munitions, though, due to their inherently ri...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2257

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

seb146 wrote:
Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off.
"Average Joes" should have these. If you're just planning on SS and an IRA, you probably won't have enough money in retirement.

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4162

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

That’s an odd rule that no major nation has. There have been tons of two engine military transports. More than I can remember. But I think al of these are currently or very recently operational. Japan - C2 Europe - C160, C235 C295, G222 US - C2, MV22, C-27 Russia - An 72 Brazil - c390 Those are all...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4162

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

Always 4 engines. This is a military craft and I assume you are expecting it to be used in potentially dangerous areas. So 4 engines. Tugg That’s an odd rule that no major nation has. There have been tons of two engine military transports. More than I can remember. But I think al of these are curre...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4162

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

kitplane01 wrote:
LyleLanley wrote:
De-rated Gen-X


The lowest rated GenX has 70k thrust. You need 40k thrust. That’s not a derate it’s a new engine.
He was talking about if it were a twin.

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

For all the attempts to match oppressive regimes like China with the west, you cannot get around the major difference, for all their flaws democracies have the ability to change, the US disengaged from Vietnam due to loss of support at home, the end of Empire was carried out by democracies, indeed ...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

All history is distorted by all commentators in attempt to explain the multitude of factors, and the interactions between them. Simple question--who were the two empires fighting over colonies? There were more then two, competing for the spoils of colonial extraction, and then there was those Allia...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

Toenga wrote:
johns624 wrote:
It's nice how you ignored my questions about your distorted view of history.

All history is distorted by all commentators in attempt to explain the multitude of factors, and the interactions between them.
Simple question--who were the two empires fighting over colonies?

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by johns624
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

By the time something is a "direct threat", it's sometimes too late. While I make no excuses for Iraq, Afghanistan started out as a just war. ISIS was spawned, but AQ was extinguished. Calling things that don't directly threaten you a "just war" is very judgmental. Just an attem...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

It's nice how you ignored my questions about your distorted view of history.

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by johns624
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

WW2 over 70 years ago was a continuation of WW1 fought over 100 years ago. WW1 was fought by two colonial powers largely over their competing threats to their colonial holdings. The US belatedly, and strategically, joined both wars as an opportunist seeking to enlarge it's worldwide political and e...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

That depends on the circumstance on how war came about and in who's backyard, do not underestimate US resolve if China try to get in 1st Lets hope it doesn't come to that but we do not want another day of infamy You are making a great case for not getting too involved on either side. If the US and ...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

In reply to the last point by A101 A prior Chinese President said, or words to the effect of, "If it came to war with the USA we would win, because they would be overly constrained about not loosing too many of their own fighters lives" Chilling. On the one hand, you say China is not a th...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

By the time something is a "direct threat", it's sometimes too late. While I make no excuses for Iraq, Afghanistan started out as a just war. ISIS was spawned, but AQ was extinguished.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

Does this further upgrade of the AU armed forces distance them even more from New Zealand? They seem to take the changing world a lot more seriously. No dont really think so just because its nuclear propulsion, Australia was always moving ahead defence and security wise from NZ. I think the mindset...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USPS mail on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: USPS mail on commercial aircraft?

A few months ago, I ordered a book from a seller in Canada. Canada Post uses a completely different tracking number sequence than them but when I put the CP number in the USPS tracker, it showed it.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

I think the Morrison Government generally has increased the distance between the positions of NZ and Australia on a lot of issues. NZ highly values it's independence, and is very wary of subcontracting out it's Foreign Affairs policies to any alliance, that by virtue of it's minimal size, it also h...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

Does this further upgrade of the AU armed forces distance them even more from New Zealand? They seem to take the changing world a lot more seriously. With NZ deferring from tagging along with the T26 order and other tensions, I wonder?

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

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

cpd wrote:
Apologies if this is off topic, but since submarines cannot fly and don’t go into space, the Aukus submarine discussion on “Military Aviation and Spaceflight” seems inappropriate.
They can launch Tomahawks... :D

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18109

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The Aussies aren't alone here, the Canuks are wasting billions building T26s themselves and already projected to go billions over budget before the first keel is even laid. Skippy and the land of maple syrup are long past ship building, why bother trying to restart a 19th century industry in the 21...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18109

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Isn't a defense industry something that isn't entirely decided by numbers? Having the domestic capability is more important than sheer numbers.

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by johns624
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

It references the Seattle Portland train wreck where an engineer was going 80 mph into a 30 mph curve - and practically totally exonerates the engineer. The curve is widely known, it occurs about 12 minutes after leaving Tacoma. A ten year old would have done better. It was known to engineers who w...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

readytotaxi wrote:
I has not realised there were so many idiots out there who would give this "story" as moments notice. If we can produce a covid vaccine perhaps we can devise an idiot cure as well.
They wouldn't take it. They are proud of their ignorance.

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by johns624
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18109

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

For us in ASEAN, the Australians are the drunk tourist you like to get rid of. A big mouth but no substance. (most of the Australians in my organisation agree with this). And a number of countries in SE-ASIA have come to the same conclusion and just offer vague media statement as in reality the hop...

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