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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2414
Views: 163617

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-europe-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-21beeb79952619bd84d9b87380d2deb2 The law, adopted by parliament early Monday, also sets up a “health pass” for everyone in order to access resta...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 36
Views: 5667

Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

https://www.headlinestoday.news/2021/07/26/two-women-fight-on-spirit-airlines-flight-from-vegas-to-atlanta-video/ The Twitter site Las Vegas Scoop has posted a video of the altercation between the two women. The women had a verbal exchange before the punches were thrown. The passengers jumped to sep...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 435
Views: 34518

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Two planes full of Democratic reps from Texas fly to DC with no masks on. Not a mask story for the MSM... But -one- (R) Congressman flies on a plane from DC to Texas without a mask.... And that's --- A Story --- to run with for the MSM. But there's no selective coverage / selective outrage of topics...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5635

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Wait 'till they bring back Hot Pants!!

Maybe the FA is stretching other boundaries by working at Hooters (as a server) on his days off.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5453

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

I rarely defend the airlines in these stories but they landed at an alternate airport and bused the passengers. The title and article are not clear. They were not circling and landing over and over for 17 hours. AA and WN with those flight cancellations earlier this month delayed alot of passengers...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5825

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Voter ID is fine if it is free regardless of income, takes less than 15 minutes to get, and requires no gasoline, bank account, or significant paperwork to acquire. Voting should be encouraged, and the more poll locations and hours the better. Both of these are terrible for the GOP, and they know i...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5825

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Voter ID is fine if it is free regardless of income, takes less than 15 minutes to get, and requires no gasoline, bank account, or significant paperwork to acquire. Voting should be encouraged, and the more poll locations and hours the better. Both of these are terrible for the GOP, and they know i...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5825

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Greg Abbott Says Republicans Are In ‘No Mood For Additional Compromise’ Over Voting Bill In an interview with the Standard, the governor says he’ll call “special session after special session” until the Republican-backed legislation passes. https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/exclusive-greg-abbott...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2414
Views: 163617

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Let's try this again.... The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat' https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/15/1016013826/the-u-s-surgeon-general-is-calling-covid-19-misinformation-an-urgent-threat On Thursday, Dr. Vivek Murthy released the first surgeon...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2414
Views: 163617

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Challenger007 wrote:
I was vaccinated with Sinovac vaccine, there was no side effect, I feel great.


Funny how that same exact statement was made on another site, not by you...

Vac Campaign Statement??

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Vehicle Recalls
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Chevy Bolt Fires

Chevy Bolt https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/14/gm-warns-some-bolt-ev-owners-dont-park-them-inside-or-charge-them-unattended-overnight.html General Motors is telling owners of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs that were part of a recent recall not to park their vehicles inside, or to charge them unattended overnight af...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5825

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Yes and no. No one really cares about the ID itself--it's the IDs that are allowed (such as gun license allowed, but not state university ID allowed for....reasons), and access to those IDs--ie where the DMVs are located, when they're open, how well they're staffed, etc.. There'd be no issue if eve...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5825

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

The Voting Laws that Texas will be enacting, and it's going to happen, no matter how much they rail against it out of state, and on The View, will not prevent any legal voter from voting. The law will restrict counties from coming up with their own "rules" for voting. They are trying to ma...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5825

Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/13/texas-democrats-walkout-voting-bill-arrest/ https://twitter.com/IngrahamAngle/status/1414903698753474569?s=20 A showdown in the Texas House was locked into place Tuesday ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Miami Condo Collapse: Where's Security Camera Videos? 911 Calls? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeS7rxPr6IM Previously Jeff Ostroff analyzed 2 videos of exclusive inside the parking garage of the Champlain Towers South, site of the Miami Condo collapse and gives you a frame by frame explanation of ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Vehicle Recalls
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Major Vehicle Recalls

GM recall: Side air bags can explode in Chevy, GMC pickups https://apnews.com/article/business-technology-7a6147cd751d5f53a7a74aea5f27a134 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 55
Views: 2308

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Someone commented on YouTube that all Pearl Jam videos should come with sub-titles, as well as in concert. It wasn't until I bought the Led Zeppelin Songbook, that I was able to figure out what was said in many of their songs. I think that Songbook covered albums 1 - HOTH or PG. When I first heard H...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2332

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

EasternSon wrote:
It drives me crazy, because I can't block out music. I literally have to either close my office door, or put my fingers in my ears when I'm trying to read/comprehend something.


Try something like these:

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

Drafran wrote:
I hope they disabled the vehicles, even if they are past their usefulness. Oh, and the MREs were all pork products...with no labeling. :rotfl:


If the Sirius/XM subscriptions have not expired in the vehicles, then they can listen to Howard Stern.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1661

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

I once took on two jobs, working 60 hours a week, 7 days a week. That didn't work. That Bible thing about taking a day off for rest... is real.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

To me this proves once again that the US leadership is more incompetent than that of the USSR in it's senile years. At least when the Soviet forces pulled out Afghanistan lasted another couple years. Here the US occupying forces haven't even left an all hell has already broken lose. Just another me...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 435
Views: 34518

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics https://apnews.com/article/japan-coronavirus-pandemic-olympic-games-2020-tokyo-olympics-sports-f757eef4c7b7a606232145444a52e57f At a meeting with experts Thursday morning, government officials proposed a plan to issue a state of emergency in ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2332

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

Hate the generic post-2005 hip hop crap with deep bass used for almost every MLB player when coming to bat. The main riff of ‘Barracuda’ or ‘Whole Lotta Love’ or ‘Sex Type Thing’ are far better. Back in the day, Texas Wrestler Kerry Von Erich used Rush's "Tom Sawyer" as his intro music in...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2332

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

I enjoy "Don't Stop Believin'" -- Here's a wonderful performance done in Houston at the Summit... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjzHMhBtf0 You can listen multiple times with the YouTube Loop function. Now a song, that I can't stand to hear is "We Are The Champions." Way Way Wa...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1661

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

I'm for a 5-Day work week... IF, I get a 2 Hour siesta each day.

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

What is "kit"? Is that a US term?? This is a story about the US leaving a country, right??

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16624

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Gov. Greg Abbott tells electricity regulators to encourage building more power plants, penalize renewable energy https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/06/texas-electricity-grid-greg-abbott/ Two days before state lawmakers return to Austin for a special legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/sur ... 87505/?amp


Surfside condo building: before, during and after the demolition

Miami Herald Video

https://youtu.be/RslkMukgMoo
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StarAC17 wrote:
Video of the remaining structure being brought down.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/sur ... 87505/?amp


Surfside condo building: before, during and after the demolition

Miami Herald Video

https://youtu.be/RslkMukgMoo

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

"The demolition of the standing portion of the apartment block that collapsed near Miami has been brought forward due to an approaching tropical storm." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57707533 Drilling nearly done to demolish rest of collapsed condo https://apnews.com/article/...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ransomware attack on Kaseya Software Management Company
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Ransomware attack on Kaseya Software Management Company

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. Criminals targeted a software supplier called Kaseya, using its network-management package as a conduit to spread the ransomware ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86202

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Both of those contamination events involved contamination with DEF in an anti-icing additive in the fuel and not the fuel itself. Do they even add anti-icing additives for short hop flights around Hawaii? Speaking of a short hop flight, I haven't read yet what the destination of Transair Flight 810...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16624

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

CA said rolling blackouts could happen because they might be able to borrow enough electricity from neighboring states due to the heat wave causing those states to keep their electricity to themselves. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-warned-brace-another-summer-energy-blackouts-n126...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16624

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

CA said rolling blackouts could happen because they might be able to borrow enough electricity from neighboring states due to the heat wave causing those states to keep their electricity to themselves. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-warned-brace-another-summer-energy-blackouts-n1268...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon
Replies: 33
Views: 5044

Re: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon

I think that the US Congress/US Labor Dept. needs to step in with regulations that make this kind of delivery job more humane. One way is to require more delivery drivers, or tell the company to forget about 1-day and 2-day guaranteed deliveries.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon
Replies: 33
Views: 5044

Re: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon

Obviously we need a major pro-labor movement, but that will not be forthcoming. Reagan made sure unions of all kinds would never increase in popularity again. CEO's pay has increased 100X, yet workers wages have remained flat for decades. The Govt. increases welfare to families with kids, but the f...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon
Replies: 33
Views: 5044

Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon

Amazon has more than 115,000 drivers working under independent small businesses - Delivery Service Partners, or DSPs - who deliver Prime packages to doorsteps with one-day shipping. We talked to current and former Amazon DSP drivers about the pressures of the job. From urinating in bottles to runni...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Two days before condo collapse, a pool contractor photographed this damage in garage https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article252421658.html “There was standing water all over the parking garage,” the contractor, who asked not to be named, told the Miami Herald....

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Despite warning, town deemed condo building in ‘good shape’ https://apnews.com/article/surfside-building-collapse-0628-9a3a70c091aa4fd4e688dae2601c64b1 The board meeting minutes say that Prieto told them in 2018 the Morabito engineering report had collected the necessary information and “it appears ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2332

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

The last decade of good music was the 80's. There will always be some that say "you just need to need to look for the good music>" But the JOY of living in the 70's and 80's was that GOOD music was "all round you" like it wasn't in the decades that have followed. So, yes, I'll a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZBAWISUVxQ
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A story that you'd expect to see on the cover of the National Enquirer.... or featured in a Twilight Zone episode.

Grandson says grandparents landline has called 16 times since collapse, but no one on other end

From WPLG Local 10:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZBAWISUVxQ

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Death toll in Florida collapse rises to 4; 159 still missing https://apnews.com/article/florida-condo-collapse-285cbfbfca14594b6f69ff3301e7a487 Video of the collapse showed the center of the building appearing to tumble down first and a section nearest to the ocean teetering and coming down seconds ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Max Q wrote:
Several reports say this building was just about to have its ‘40 year inspection’


I wonder how often other inspections have been done ?


Other reports say that the 40 year re-certification inspection had already begun.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/06/24/building-collapse-miami-structure-had-been-sinking-into-earth/7778631002/ Collapsed Miami condo had been sinking into Earth as early as the 1990s, researchers say A Florida high rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be uns...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/06/24/building-collapse-miami-structure-had-been-sinking-into-earth/7778631002/ Collapsed Miami condo had been sinking into Earth as early as the 1990s, researchers say A Florida high rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unst...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://youtu.be/GXLQxEJz0Tw


Here is the source for the video from Andy Slater / Fox Sports 640

https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1 ... 7964595202?
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extender wrote:
Surveillance video:

https://youtu.be/GXLQxEJz0Tw


Here is the source for the video from Andy Slater / Fox Sports 640

https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1 ... 7964595202?

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 11122

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

When I was watching coverage of this early this morning, it took a little while before I realized exactly what had happened. At first, looking at some of the pictures on Twitter, I thought that a "corner" part of the building had fallen forward. But the hard reality is, it was more like an...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16624

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Threat of more blackouts may erode reliability claims for fossil energy Amid soaring temps, Texas’ grid operator said unexpected shutdowns at power plants had stressed the system. Nearly 80% were “thermal” generators (mostly natural gas-fueled in Texas) and not renewable sources. Now, in a study pub...

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