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by Newark727
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 168
Views: 5636

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

We could easily get to #2– take a real gun of the correct appearance, put a custom cylinder that has small chambers holding a very small (.22 Short) cartridges that make enough noise. The cylinder could not chamber a live round. Hamilton Bowen and others do custom work on revolvers to change the ca...

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 168
Views: 5636

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

cairns wrote:
Your pompous little left wing hero is actually a monster. But anyone with half a brain knew that decades ago.


He's a left-wing hero? News to me.

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by Newark727
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Eh, Roberts is lousy at managing tight leads, but the pitching staff was being asked to provide miracles night after night. If the offense had been remotely consistent, they'd have needed to be just good, rather than perfect. I don't think I've ever seen a team before where getting the bases loaded ...

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by Newark727
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Aaron747 wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
The way they were racking up injuries, the Dodgers would have been starting the ball boy in game 2 if they'd made it to the World Series anyway.


What's all that payroll for if not to have a deep roster? :D


It's all to pay Trevor Bauer to not pitch, apparently.

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by Newark727
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

The way they were racking up injuries, the Dodgers would have been starting the ball boy in game 2 if they'd made it to the World Series anyway.

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 serial 20887 - change of engine mfr.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: 747 serial 20887 - change of engine mfr.?

Thank you for the information!

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Dirty cheaters. Well, guess we'll get to see how good they are without their trashcans...

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 168
Views: 5636

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I find it 98% probable that neither Alec Baldwin, nor the director of photography, nor the director, had the foggiest clue about gun safety. And yet, there they were, playing with a dangerous weapon like idiots. Baldwin is a COMPLETE idiot, which is why he was so good at playing Trump. Why should t...

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 168
Views: 5636

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Not to mention that he's another antigunner who uses guns in his movies to make his money. It's difficult to imagine a scenario where Baldwin isn't at fault. That said, it didn't take you long to climb up on your hobby horse, did it? Baldwin's politics aren't at issue here - only his (very likely) ...

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 74
Views: 2345

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

ACDC8 wrote:
Is Greta gonna be there? Or is she actually in school this time 'round? :rotfl:


Don't we usually get upset at teenagers for not caring about their futures? Just sayin'.

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by Newark727
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 86
Views: 7010

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago. In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin... Spo...

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 142
Views: 29315

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Miami wrote:
Confirmed everyone survived and only one injured which appears to be minor.


Huge relief - "crash of an MD-87 with 21 aboard" had me fearing the worst.

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

I might be wrong but I believe one of the old terminal buildings at ONT is still up and used as a movie set for retro aviation scenes. I vaguely recall catch me if you can having some scenes there? They also have an unmarked ex-United 727 that they tow around. "Ford vs. Ferrari" used it, ...

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

SNA's old terminal building now houses one of the FBOs and a flight school, I believe.

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2379

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

This is only an apt comparison with regard to Speer and Göring. Other insiders like Himmler, Goebbels, Bormann were evil to the core and deeply involved with planning / enabling genocide. Per Adam Tooze's Wages of Destructions , Speer was pretty thoroughly involved with the exploitation of slave la...

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2379

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Powell was an intelligent, competent, and driven man. However, some mistakes are simply too great - the Iraq War is his legacy, as it is Rumsfeld's when he died earlier this year. I don't know if I agree with sierrakilo44, that he deserved to have been prosecuted. But I do know that at the very leas...

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 45
Views: 1711

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

Japanese folks always told me that was one of the most shocking items for them when going to live in the US on assignment. Pharma advertising on TV is unheard of in Japan because it's illegal in most cases. It was a great day when the ED pills went generic and we could stop seeing those goddamn Via...

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1938

Re: British MP Killed

What prejudices? This is reality. You are part of the problem that lets this stuff continue to happen by calling someone prejudiced when they identify what the problem is. You guys really, REALLY wanted it to be a white “mentally ill” person that performed this horrible act, didn’t you? Then you co...

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1938

Re: British MP Killed

Go have a look on the BBC front page now… I think that’s the point they are alluding to. The point that the BBC and a couple of you on here were absolutely falling over yourselves to do anything but say it: Islamic terrorism. The scourge of modern life in many countries be they secular or Islamic c...

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2352
Views: 340910

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Cardude2 wrote:

Are there any more DC8’s left besides these two and the controversial Samaritans purse one


N817NA with NASA.

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

FGITD wrote:
I think it’s done just to sell those awful playoff shirts and hats.


The Astros' say "H-Town" on them. Now I've never been to Houston before so I can't say, but does anyone who actually lives there call it that? Because it sounds ridiculous from here.

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2091

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

Seems like a case of "garbage in, garbage out." This should have been the first possibility Texas lawmakers thought of when they decided to pass a bill to "both sides" history, but they were in too much of a hurry to own the libs.

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Even the LA Times sports columnists this morning referred to that last strike call as "egregious."

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Alias1024 wrote:
That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series.


The umps giveth and the umps taketh away

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

LA goes to the NLCS on a squeaker. Figures that they catch up to San Francisco at literally the last possible moment.

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2352
Views: 340910

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

CX747 wrote:
The MD-80, 737 Classic, 737NG and 757 are voraciously sought after.


Who's buying MD-80 freighter conversions right now? USA Jet, Aeronaves TSM, others? Reading this thread I get some sense of the demand for the other three types you mention, but less so the MD-80.

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by Newark727
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2133

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Don't be so smug. Your alcoholism rates are higher than ours, especially among females. All is not happy in the Nordic paradises... Don't threaten me with a good time! (For real though, Russia's alcoholism rates are through the roof too. I suspect you'll have a hard time correlating alcoholism with...

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by Newark727
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1672

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

No you see, because of inflation, we had absolutely no choice but to keep making the billionaires even richer while social mobility and wages stay static everywhere else. Hands were completely tied. (Collects paycheck from Koch brothers think tank)

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by Newark727
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2436

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

Why the hell are we talking about semi-imaginary racist elementary school programs in a thread started because a nutcase murdered his brother over anti-vaccine hysteria? Are we that desperate to change the subject?

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 49
Views: 2183

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

If one of the black coaches in the NFL made the exact same comments toward non-black people do you think he would be fired too? Let's hope the same standards would apply. Yes. How is that even a question? Because if white people can be racist to black people, black people can be racist to white peo...

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800
Replies: 17
Views: 3219

Re: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800

Maybe they hired the same guy who's in charge of naming Infinitis.

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 49
Views: 2183

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

We as a society give absolution to criminals, murderers even. What about the people who said something, racist, misogynist, sexist? Do you think they're worse than murderers and other criminals? And do you really believe that they can't be sorry for what they've done, and don't deserve a second cha...

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 554
Views: 140379

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n689dl


Weird that it's heading for Queretaro. Freighter conversion?


Delta has maintenance done there.
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NearMiss wrote:
VCVSpotter wrote:
Delta 757-200 N689DL filed VCV-QRO 9AM - 2:26PM as DL9936.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n689dl


Weird that it's heading for Queretaro. Freighter conversion?


Delta has maintenance done there.

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones
Replies: 23
Views: 2677

Re: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones

Also, better for us to have the Turkish $$$ than Russia. Better for Turkey to ask us for spare parts the Russia. The question is "does Turkey get aircraft" but "when Turkey gets the aircraft, who are they paying". Disagree; the question is "does supplying Turkey with weapon...

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1709

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

3 of 4 division series decided, but SF and LA will undoubtedly give us all ulcers on Thursday.

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

LCDFlight wrote:
Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…


Makes it very hard to plan picnics.

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NetJets orders 100 additional Embraer Phenom 300s
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

Re: NetJets orders 100 additional Embraer Phenom 300s

Anecdotally, it feels like I've been seeing new NetJets metal all over the place lately; I guess they really are growing at a rapid clip.

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances...

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by Newark727
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances.

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1007
Views: 159766

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Can't find a current NBA charter thread - is DL 8920 still the flight number for the Brooklyn Nets?

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21499

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Very difficult to believe that the sort of person who would stage a walkout over the vaccine mandate would keep it confined to quiet rumors rather than bellow it from the rooftops to every social media website, TV news microphone, and carrier pigeon within earshot.

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 25059

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

FlyingElvii wrote:
Can’t wait until the people standing in line for the 5th injection are complaining about the people that only got three.


Perhaps we should cross that bridge when we reach it, given that there are still quite a few people who have only got zero.

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's this contraption?
Replies: 13
Views: 2190

Re: What's this contraption?

It's a DC-9! :duck:

Oh, wait.

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 185
Views: 10911

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Right, but why are certain tRNAs more abundant in some species and less in others, and is that something that can change over time? There's probably some subtle advantages for certain codons over others that may favor one species vs. another, but most likely it's mostly just random. Primates favor ...

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by Newark727
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: About that operational and experimental licensed F-104 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: About that operational and experimental licensed F-104 for sale

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Remember the old joke, “an optimist is a F-104 who quit smoking Camels”.


Oh, I'm going to need to remember that one. :lol:

Would go to any airshow this thing was booked at, though.

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 185
Views: 10911

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

So if I'm understanding this correctly, "optimization" depends on relative abundance of tRNAs? Curious how that's controlled biologically. Each species has a different abundance of each tRNA. So, for example (and I'm just pulling these out of my ear) in all organisms, leucine is coded by ...

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 915

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

That's what you get when you ditch sound money and abandon the Gold Standard. You will immediately get fiat currency inflation which acts as a transfer of wealth from the labor class to the capital class. History shows that the gold standard prevented neither inflation nor a transfer of wealth from...

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 915

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yes, because collusion is good and competition is bad


In this case? Yeah, I'll take that bet.

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