Search found 4009 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 81
by luckyone
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6430

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

As another poster suggested, Newsom should be humbled by this recall election despite his margin of victory. He needs to find a balance as to many polices, and be very careful not to give political ammo to Republicans in his behaviors. Over 1/3 of voters wanted to fire him for issues from taxation ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6430

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

At the end of the day the moderate democrats still supported Newsom. If they stepped up and supported Faulconer who fits the bill for the fair taxation and the other things you listed above. Elder never would have that type of lead. It's clear even the moderate republicans or democrats are not want...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6430

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

That's a real gut punch... This is how I feel tonight: California, you're nothing to me now. You're not a fellow, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. It shouldn't be - there was absolutely no basis for believing recall would succeed, especially with the regular gubernatori...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3500

Re: What happened to Denver?

Medical professionals are first to admit that their efforts end in vain, unless there is active participation on part of the addict. Btw, if said family members are so concerned about their less valuable member of society, why don't they help him off the street in the first place? Because at the en...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3500

Re: What happened to Denver?

So if cheap goods are so great for America, why is our country experiencing unprecedented income inequality? Where are all the family sustaining jobs ? We want our companies to provide livable wages, family leave, health insurance, etc and then pay a large share of the US budget. And while your doi...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3500

Re: What happened to Denver?

Didn't homelessness go hand in hand with joblessness, joblessness in the US started in the Reagan era when companies started to shut down manufacturing plants and exported production/jobs to low cost countries? Social dumping to provide increased profits fueled by corporate greed have a lot to do w...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 38
Views: 2982

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

My only 727 flight also happened to be my first flight. IAD-ATL in the summer of 1997. My grandmother took us to DC — up on the overnight Amtrak, back via plane. It was a very stormy day in DC and we were delayed several hours at Dulles (or at least it felt like several hours to my young self). I re...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3500

Re: What happened to Denver?

We have a problem of cheaper, mass produced drugs that have really come into play the last 20 years. Couple that with rising costs of living in areas that historically were cheap (and sketchy) where people could rent for cheap, and have access to services. We tore down a great many of publicly subsi...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?

A former TWA 707 captain told me that the 707 could be a hand full because of all those engines. He said it was like a truck compared to the Convair 880 and the Boeing 727. He had no experience with twins though. Is that your experience too as someone who has flown four engine aircraft? Did he atte...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13166

Re: Texas abortion law

Guess what? Governor Abbott is going to eliminate rape! Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends abortion law, says state will 'eliminate rape' Source: USA Today I’m guessing he’s from the clan of morons who believe you can only be raped by someone you don’t know. Or that there’s a finite number of rapists. ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?
Replies: 14
Views: 4512

Re: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?

The answer may also lie in looking at how many T-tails were newly designed after the IL-62 was put into service.

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3046

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well.

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205493

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

My fiancée runs the pharmacy department of a major hospital in Westchester County, just north of NYC. I asked her about the breakdown of COVID admissions of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, and she said that between 85%-90% of the hospitalizations in her hospital were unvaccinated. And of the ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 12277

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Study Shows Natural Immunity To COVID Is Superior To Vaccination https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/ends-debate-israeli-study-shows-natural-immunity-13x-more-effective-vaccines-stopping At the very least, the results of the study are good news for patients who have already successfully battled COVI...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 90
Views: 9747

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Of course not. The results are not what they wanted, so they will simply investigate what they want to find. They have the goal, now they just need to find evidence to get them there. Can I make a snark about fraud on steroids? What would be the response if the Dems demanded an audit of the guberna...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2116

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Agreed it will likely be thrown out. If he had done this at age 18 he would've had a better case. But who doesn't want their infantile winkie immortalized on the cover art for an overrated band fronted by a self-enchanted junkie that became a figurehead of the zeitgeist

Jump to post
by luckyone
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3461

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

On my recent adventures, I traveled many states on the east coast. I every state I was able to pump my own gas, except in New Jersey. It is illegal in NJ to do the thing I am forced to do should i hit a gas station on any border of NJ. In days past, i used to tell myself it was fine, because the ga...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination

There are some religions like Jehovah’s Witness, Scientology, Amish, Christian Science etc. that do not accept interventions from modern medicine. But they accept being hospitalized when catching COVID? I think Jehovah's Witness and Christian Science followers can go to the hospital but they can no...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination

dragon-wings wrote:
I think the military should be vaccinated. I mean you don't want to have a military conflict and have half the fighting force sick or dead from Covid.

Especially if it really is a Chinese bio weapon…


It also merits mention Mandel is not currently holding any elected office.

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1943

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

I don’t get it, why complicate air travel more than it is. At the end of medical school I went to Italy with a few friends on a cliché shoestring backpacking trip -- we had a blast. I was living in Chicago at the time. Due to my credit card I had to use award miles with Alaska Airlines, and for wha...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Minor thing? We just had in the course of a week: Bay of Pigs, Saigon and now possibly the Teheran hostage crisis. And yet Biden goes on TV contradicts himself, or just plainly avoids talking about it whilst going on vacation and getting back. Right now, 25th amendment is the best course, even as I...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If they had any honor, they’d resign, full stop. Generals can be retired as majors. If Biden has to resign over this, then every president ever should've resigned. Looking at this objectively, this is just a minor thing. It doesn't affect our economy or security. No laws were broken. Yes, some mist...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 1842

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

Is the ban on non-Muslins visiting Mecca based on scripture, or is it a decision of the Saudi Kingdom? If the latter, then it could change, and many people, including me, would be interested in a visit. Whether it is or it isn't, it would be a MAJOR change to a lot of very conservative people. How ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 1842

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

Western tourists may have more rights than the population. I remember they wanted to create a town for tourists with a more Western culture. These are my thoughts: - develop the tourism on the Red Sea. So it's at least as good as in Egypt. In winter the air and water is warmer than in Egypt. - crea...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21188

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

Speaking only for myself, I much prefer the seatback screen. Using my own device means that I have to deal with either the battery, a cord while it charges, finding some place to put the device because most aircraft do NOT have a seatback holder still, and ultimately it means having to buy something...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

One unfortunate consequence will be a raging civil war as the various regional family/tribal/ethnic groups fight over 'turf'. There will be open conflicts, as happened for centuries in what is currently Afghanistan and Pakistan. These will be fought with AK-47's and whatever was left behind by USA ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, they wanted in because passions were high after 9/11 and the Taliban did not cooperate in handing over OBL or expelling Al Qaeda. But after a while, it was clear that there was no end game and it cooled off. The Taliban were driven out of power and a central government was installed, which co...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The Russians had lost to the Taliban and so we did too. I think we should just leave them as it is and only let the special intelligence groups like JSOC to keep an eye on them. As for the rest of the troops, it’s time to just go home. That’s it. It’s pretty clear we shouldn’t have been in Afghanis...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Not clear how things would be different if Trump had won. Optics are all that matters, and the optics aint great. This was a no-win scenario for Biden. 1) proceed with the Trunp ordered pull-put, knowing the taliban would bulldoze over afghani forces. Everyone could see that was going to happen. Th...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

As i see it, Afghanistan cannot return to normalcy as long as they have this sub-culture of warlordism. On my first and only visit to Afghanistan, we saw this everywhere. Every local goonda acquires a few weapons and then sets up his para-military unit! It is a very profitable business in that coun...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well that was a delightful way to spend a few trillion dollars of your kids’ future ta dollars. Yep - here we go again. As a condition of further protection in the Gulf, we should have made KSA and UAE pay for any future Afghanistan missions. What's even funnier (in a not really funny kinda way...)...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well that was a delightful way to spend a few trillion dollars of your kids’ future tax dollars.

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13371

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Is this a problem world wide or more of a problem in the U.S? While I don't know the frequency, I know it happened a few years back on a Korean Air flight where a passenger had to be tied to his seat. What's sad is the main reason I know about is because I'm a fan of Richard Marx (remember him???),...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13371

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Is this a problem world wide or more of a problem in the U.S? While I don't know the frequency, I know it happened a few years back on a Korean Air flight where a passenger had to be tied to his seat. What's sad is the main reason I know about is because I'm a fan of Richard Marx (remember him???),...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62216

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Unless you're shorter than 5'8 fly somebody else. No amount of savings is worth induced scoliosis on a flight that long (and that would go for Allegiant and Frontier as well). luckily Im only 5'5 and have NEVER felt cramped on any flight. I'm 6 foot and have no issues with NK. F9 on the other hand ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205493

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In a study of more than 50,000 patients in the Mayo Clinic Health System, researchers found the effectiveness of Moderna's vaccine against infection had dropped to 76% in July - when the Delta variant was predominant - from 86% in early 2021. Over the same period, the effectiveness of the Pfizer/Bi...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62216

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Has Spirit gotten their stuff together yet? I want to go to Puerto Rico this weekend and all the legacies / Jetblue are like 400+ but Spirit is half that so i am considering. I never flew with them Might wanna check the weather before buying ticket to SJU . Looks like a tropical storm could be hitt...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205493

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In a study of more than 50,000 patients in the Mayo Clinic Health System, researchers found the effectiveness of Moderna's vaccine against infection had dropped to 76% in July - when the Delta variant was predominant - from 86% in early 2021. Over the same period, the effectiveness of the Pfizer/Bi...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1768

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

"Better half," or "significant other," probably say it the best without sounding clinical or trite.

Jump to post
by luckyone
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205493

Re: Biden Tells Texas and Florida to Get Out of the Way on COVID-19

And only a sycophant would deny that were the shoe on the other foot and a Democrat were to be implementing these orders, the conservative talking heads would be screeching about how “the government isn’t letting people protect themselves!!! That evil, malevolent big government!”

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK
Replies: 60
Views: 9750

Re: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK

I always found AF's ATL/MIA-French Caribbean routes to be interesting since they are in DL's turf But it's really not. These aren't about business traffic or American beach-goers; these are (and for decades have been) targeted almost exclusively at Francophonic VFR traffic. DL's got no hand in that...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62216

Re: Spirit operational challenges

We were staying at a US National Park lodge last weekend. The dining room hours were very limited due to staffing issues...and our server told us that seven people had quit that day...just walked off. I can totally see this happening with these airlines that rely on third-party vendors for above an...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was wrong with the VC10?
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Re: What was wrong with the VC10?

The development was troubled and ultimately bounced around by BOAC’s changing needs in the early 60s. The plane was designed specifically with BOAC in mind. Further complicated by the fact that the aircraft was designed to serve hot and relatively under developed airports, with specific attention p...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 29
Views: 1353

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

This has nothing to do with insurance companies covering unlicensed drugs. The vaccines are free to all Americans regardless of insurance status. Insurance isn't "covering" anything with the COVID shots. The various vaccination sites may bill a person's insurance, but they are under no ob...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 90
Views: 9747

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Wow, The Maricopa County Elections Supervisor has decided to finally tell it like it is to the Arizona State Senate as this farce of an Audit winds down. https://news.yahoo.com/arizona-recount-fight-maricopa-county-013642846.html Board Chairman Jack Sellers lambasted the Senate's ongoing audit of t...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 29
Views: 1353

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

I do not understand this foolishness. States and schools have had vaccine mandates for decades, but because Trump needed a bulwark to distract from his botched press conferences and hoax rhetoric now we have millions of people mindlessly screeching about this crap.

Jump to post
by luckyone
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64087

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

These hearings are going to be tough for the GOP. At some point you need to lead instead of following the big lie that has created this world of crazy folks. I applaud Kevin Cramer for trying to stand up for law and order in this case, but his vote in the Senate for impeachment and hearings indicat...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64087

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

In a rare moment, ND GOP Senator Kevin Cramer called Ashli Babbitt a 'criminal' and argued with a radio caller who demanded to know the name of her shooter. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/565383-gop-senator-clashes-with-radio-caller-who-wants-identity-of-cop-who-shot "The person that shot...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2711

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

The media should concentrate on the other team members who are actually competing and winning and let the Biles story go. It would help the team as the rest of them have stepped up and also her as maybe she could get out of the limelight and get the help she needs. Preach. I am proud of this young ...

Jump to post
by luckyone
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2711

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

To be fair, Osaka deals with two medias. There is also the Japanese media, where right wing magazines question her nationality over garbage like having a black dad (being impure) and not speaking fluent Japanese (a common trope against halfies). Also she did not ‘release’ the documentary - Netflix ...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 81