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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Dino DNA will continue to move the planet until every last drop is sucked. And those economies that forcibly tie their future to the alternatives will continue to fade into the background. Would you elaborate your theory that economies that 'tie their future' to alternative energies are 'fading int...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 1752

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away

By the end of Trump's second term, there would most likely be at minimum 4 of his nominations on the bench, and possibly 5. Astounding. I would say a possibility of six justices nominated by President Trump when he wins election in November. Breyer is 83, and I would see Justices Alito and Thomas r...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Oil will rebound a bit when Covid is over, but at this time it appears alternative energy, fuel efficient vehicles, batteries( definitely batteries), and appliances that are more efficient with electricity do seem to spell a demand shift away from Oil. All of those batteries, plastics, and ore-base...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 1752

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away

By the end of Trump's second term, there would most likely be at minimum 4 of his nominations on the bench, and possibly 5.

Astounding.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boom Lands USAF Contract
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

Re: Boom Lands USAF Cobtract

The National Museum of the USAF in Dayton contains a vast number of large pointy planes (let alone the countless number of smaller ones) which, on average, were designed and operated 50-60 years ago. It's hard to get excited over one or two startups trying to recreate what was already nearing "...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boom Lands USAF Contract
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

Re: Boom Lands USAF Cobtract

The National Museum of the USAF in Dayton contains a vast number of large pointy planes (let alone the countless number of smaller ones) which, on average, were designed and operated 50-60 years ago. It's hard to get excited over one or two startups trying to recreate what was already nearing "...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 9956

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

Right. And if passengers had their own windows that they could open on the ground, then there'd be fewer instances of these types of emergency-exit (and slide-deployment) incidents. It would also be very nice for people who like to enjoy betle nut and tobacco. :spit: But not very nice for the perso...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 9956

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

The flight deck shouldn't be the only place on the plane with windows that can open on the ground. Pretty sure there's opening windows on the flight deck, used mainly for selfies and windscreen cleaning. Right. And if passengers had their own windows that they could open on the ground, then there'd...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov makes first aircraft without russian components.
Replies: 33
Views: 8640

Re: Antonov makes first aircraft without russian components.

What's the reason for why Russian aircraft have such poor servicing and spares infrastructure in the first place? Wasn't there a time that Soviet aircraft were regularly exported around the world? Would there have been infrastructure established during that period that could have survived until now...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 9956

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

The flight deck shouldn't be the only place on the plane with windows that can open on the ground.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7085

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

From a passenger perspective, the increased potential for bickering would have me concerned for something small and usually repetitive to be overlooked.

I saw you looking at that other woman.

Engine anti-ice...ONF

I wasn't looking at any woman.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why doesn't the A380 have a raised cockpit?
Replies: 16
Views: 2089

Re: Why doesn't the A380 have a raised cockpit?

Fedex talked with Airbus about making a cargo version A380. The talks were pretty serious for a while. There were actual firm orders in the A380 book by Fedex and UPS for cargo aircraft, 10 each. The orders were cancelled several years later when it was clear that the cargo version wasn't going to ...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand: Corruption in Thai A340 aircraft deal
Replies: 80
Views: 11867

Re: Police: Corruption in Thai A340 aircraft deal

In other news, authorities are looking into PanAm's acquisition of Sikorsky S-40s...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India
Replies: 124
Views: 15951

Re: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India

At least we know they'll be available at 3am Eastern.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 19122

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

They added some aerodynamic aids but you know they're scraping the bottom of the barrel when they change the wipers to park upright to improve aerodynamics ! Like the 787 and A350? Why was there never a freigther of the A340. Now that the A330 has more MTOW there is no use for it, but in the early ...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The echo chamber
Replies: 22
Views: 1280

Re: The echo chanmber

So who is really in the "echo chamber"? I see a bunch of people that parrot two or three sources going up against essentially the rest of the world and calling the rest of the world the echo chamber.... seriously? Basically there is Trump and Trump supporters, Fox News along with a few ot...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 3650

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

Honestly, I was more fond of the A318...Airbus' single-greatest achievement in the history of the company. A real looker too.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

40 years later, Dr. Rumack:

"I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you."

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15514

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

Ok so your employer decides to cut your pay and benefits and you have a signed employment contract. Like I said, I agree with the pilots...Delta should be forced to honor their contract and keep Delta metal moving until there's nothing left of the company. One that is asinine and two it breaks the ...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15514

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

So Delta should just get a pass for violating a contract they agreed too? And these violations occurred pre Covid. So what if your mortgage or car loan said we are just going to double your payments even though you have a signed contract with them? Your mortgage company isn't paying you and Delta p...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15514

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

I agree with the pilots...keep Delta metal moving until they've bled out the entire company of liquid assets and can no longer pay the fuel supplier. We had a contract, remember? Oh wait, their Trainer oil refinery should more than adequately be able to handle the company's fuel needs. So Delta sho...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15514

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

I agree with the pilots...keep Delta metal moving until they've bled out the entire company of liquid assets and can no longer pay the fuel supplier. We had a contract, remember?

Oh wait, their Trainer oil refinery should more than adequately be able to handle the company's fuel needs.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 8689

Re: Chances of Covid19 for the aviation industry

While a six month disruption may be a good thing, a two years disruption would be devastating. This is a knowledge intensive industry. Should demand for new jets not recover after a vaccine is found, would it be a good time to introduce tax on aviation fuel? Most certainly. 50% sounds reasonable......

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible for a passenger 747 to board through the nose?
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: Is it possible for a passenger 747 to board through the nose?

Don't know about passengers, but that would certainly be a quicker way to refill the 747 firefighting aircraft with water..

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 227
Views: 34297

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Really? Planes are being parked by the thousands, resale values have been tanking, crews are being furloughed or laid off by the tens of thousands, demand has been decimated and may not return to the same level for at least a decade...long after the qualified crewmembers who would have flown the ad...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 227
Views: 34297

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Really? Planes are being parked by the thousands, resale values have been tanking, crews are being furloughed or laid off by the tens of thousands, demand has been decimated and may not return to the same level for at least a decade...long after the qualified crewmembers who would have flown the ad...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 227
Views: 34297

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Really? Planes are being parked by the thousands, resale values have been tanking, crews are being furloughed or laid off by the tens of thousands, demand has been decimated and may not return to the same level for at least a decade...long after the qualified crewmembers who would have flown the ad...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 227
Views: 34297

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Really? Planes are being parked by the thousands, resale values have been tanking, crews are being furloughed or laid off by the tens of thousands, demand has been decimated and may not return to the same level for at least a decade...long after the qualified crewmembers who would have flown the add...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11044

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Is GE really the only competent turbine engine manufacturer?

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL123 spotted at NRT 35 years after crash
Replies: 12
Views: 9472

Re: JL123 spotted at NRT 35 years after crash

. . . almost exactly 35 years to the day of the . . . I'm always having discussions with my wife how words like "almost" and "exactly" do not fit together, as their meaning directly conflict with each other . . . My understanding is that such discussions with wives almost always...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. To Issue Emissions Rules For Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Re: U.S. To Issue Emissions Rules For Commercial Aircraft

Pretty soon they'll have us all plying the seas again in wind-powered clippers.

Maybe CFRP is a good substitute for oak.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183558

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

The US will be closed until the election at the earliest, winter travel will be well down on concerns around any second wave. It’s all about getting to summer 2021 alive. At least BA have domestic and European passengers to get the airline flying. The election? The election is unrelated to the pand...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 1966 year, NOT flt nbr (French Alps) Crash - New wreckage found.
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Re: Air India 1966 year, NOT flt nbr (French Alps) Crash - New wreckage found.

intaJET wrote:
Global warming revealing other items hidden for many years (all over the globe. i.e the Artic and, as above, even the Alps.


A silver lining there.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 1721

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

What about the "inappropriate economic burden" on the carbon-offset credit dealers who will now be missing out on billions of dollars of lost revenue?

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22411

Re: Revisiting MH370

Pitot probe malfunction and a disoriented pilot who held a stall all the way to the scene of the crash.

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter CHS-PAE Airborne Mechanical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Dreamlifter CHS-PAE Airborne Mechanical?

Looks like GTI 4351 took off for PAE and is now holding over the Atlantic burning fuel off. Anyone know what’s up? https://fr24.com/GTI4351/24be9fd7 It just did a flyover of the RBC Heritage golf tournament on Hilton Head Island, which was broadcast on tv. In the previous years, Boeing sent a Dream...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat May 23, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1926

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

airtechy wrote:
Maybe they need to rehire OJ to run through airports.


LAX and ORD?

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by KFLLCFII
Wed May 13, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31130

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Simple solution to fly an A380 to capacity in the post-COVID 19 world...

Let everyone wear the oxygen masks full-time.

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by KFLLCFII
Fri May 01, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27460

Re: EK's possible future?

Have they found a feasible use for recycling GLARE yet? There's gonna be alot of feedstock coming soon.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14538

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

The A380 may never fly another revenue passenger for Emirates.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3299

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

In my view the VP is ultimately going to be the president as Joe won't last. That's alot of credit. Every month before the election, he seems to be diminishing more and more. The election is still 7 months away (if it isn't postponed further to COVID), and the nationwide campaigning cycle hasn't ev...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1568

Re: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?

So, lets think about this. NK and Iran has been threatening the globe with their nuclear program for decades and luckily, that has subsided and nothing came out of it. In other words, nothing happened. Still to this day, the US has sanctions on these countries and making sure they do not reactivate...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America
Replies: 17
Views: 4942

Re: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America

I have seen reports from multiple sources of airlines parking large numbers of aircraft - making up a large percentage of their fleet - at one airport in North America. This brief article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is typical, implying that Delta will park up to 150 aircraft at ATL: http...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7063

Re: Dow tops 28000

Level-1 trigger at ~6 minutes after the bell.

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7063

Re: Dow tops 28000

Dow Future down over 1000 points as of this writing after Trump made his speech (key being suspension of travel to Europe except UK). It is going to be a fun day tomorrow at the stock market. Yeah. Despite the carrots he left, SBA opening up 50 billion for loans and eliminating penalties and reduce...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164354

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

President Trump to address the U.S. at 9pm tonight.

Now would be a good time to declare war on China. They're at their most vulnerable with the least amount of allies. Get it over with.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7063

Re: Dow tops 28000

...from the Horse's Mouth.. https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FDpQ2XeyXcAA4CPH.jpg&key=aGlkwnc6S83sl9X9UaWvfg&w=800&h=393 ...he asked for it. BN747 Cute, but fake. Others have fallen for it too. ;) MSNBC's Joe Scarborough falls for old fake Trump tweet...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1788

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

TWA772LR wrote:
A. If you're not against the other team, there is no reason for sports.

Fixed that for you.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7063

Re: Dow tops 28000

May have a wait for the positive news, I'm sitting this one out, I just don't see a bottom right now, I may lose money from being late to any rebound, but this is going to be ugly. No plausible containment AND reverse of the virus, no bottom. Not necessarily, the bottom will also happen when people...

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