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by seahawk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19001

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

As I said in an older post. Airbus is not even actively marketing the A319NEO (except the CJ) at the moment. It is a "on request" option. If an airline is looking at planes in the market segment, Airbus offers the A223 first, but if an airline wants A320+A321s and some A319s as well, they...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Fine, but I still can't see the artificial distinction between democracy and Constitutional Representative Republic. It is so artificial and not a definition that is widely accepted in academia. But if it makes you happy, whom am I to say otherwise. He simply does not understand the difference betw...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19001

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. Lessors and financiers wi...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

You're talking about a direct democracy as a 'true' democracy. Kind of the set-up for Switzerland, but even Switzerland isn't a direct democracy, the Swiss Confederation is a semi-direct democracy (representative democracy with strong instruments of direct democracy. Regardless, the United States i...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 140
Views: 6531

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

I also read an argument that they would be more silent than nuclear subs, as you can shut down the propulsion system entirely, which you can't do with a nuclear reactor. To add to what GDB already posted, the power of the reactor also allows an increase in size which allows more means to be used to...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

And which law says that the armed forces can ignore a direct order by the president? Rule 916(d) in the Manual for Courts Martial ...It is a defense to any offense that the accused was acting pursuant to orders unless the accused knew the orders to be unlawful or a person of ordinary sense and unde...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19001

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. THe problem is that Airbu...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19001

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces?

- airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem
- airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem
- airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem

The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s.

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

And which law says that the armed forces can ignore a direct order by the president?

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by seahawk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

OUR AMERICAN military decided to talk to the Chinese before the previous administration could do anything. OUR AMERICAN military leaders decided there was enough of a legitimate threat coming from the White House that they, again OUR AMERICAN military leaders, felt they had to intervene and talk to...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

So are you for or against Milley talking to Chinese military leaders to avoid a nuclear war because the previous administration was considering it? That is why this is a topic: The previous administration actually considered going to war with China. It had not been on the table under Obama or Bush ...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Impeachment, as we saw twice with the former occupant, starts with investigations in the House. If they believe what happened rises to the level of charges being brought, that is where the case moves to the full House chamber to decide if there should be a trial to convict or acquit of impeachment ...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Joint Chiefs decided the former occupant would go rogue and do whatever he wanted. Military leaders saw dear leader as a threat to national security. Simply calling another nation and saying "we think our guy does not know what he is doing and will wait until someone competent comes in" i...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

There was no war happening. This is irrelevant. The context here is important - they could be referring to Chinese intel about speculation of attack, they could be referring to a rogue attack order, anything of that nature. It's a non-normal operation either way, and SecDef had anyway decided assur...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4821

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19001

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319NEO is already "on request" status. Yet, some airlines do or did request it.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51123

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

1+2 + toying with the C919. If the C919 gets a EASA certification, the toying could become serious. A program that was launched in 2008 and in 13 years has produced SIX uncertified frames? Oh, and is also not big enough for Ryanair? Thanks, I needed a laugh. :rotfl: You asked what he will do, not w...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51123

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

1+2 + toying with the C919. If the C919 gets a EASA certification, the toying could become serious.

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50825

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

The problem at Boeing starts at the top, the last thing they need is a purge of middle levels of the hierarchy, because that would probably hurt the ones doing actual projects. The basic problem is that the leadership does not see that Boeing has a problem and believes that others are causing proble...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9147

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

I would love to have failures that sell as well as the Boeing failures.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50825

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

What I don't get is how Boeing is still racking up new orders. If I were an airline CEO and I were looking at new airplanes, I'd be extremely hesitant to order anything from Boeing. They don't seem to be able to develop new models and, amazingly, they seem to have lost the ability to deliver the mo...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23101

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

https://www.greenairnews.com/?p=1142
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Considering the A330NEO was the first plane to receive an EASA certification based on the 2028 standard, I guess it is save to say Airbus sees a future for it: https://www.greenairnews.com/?p=1142

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51123

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Not that much more, as it would become AoA limited on take-off as well.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera recommendation (1500$ budget)
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Camera recommendation (1500$ budget)

The cheaper body and a better lens. I would aim at least for a AF-P NIKKOR 70-300 mm 1:4,5-5,6E ED VR.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23101

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Freighter, MRRT, regional versions - especially with the end of new 767s coming, the A330NEO will find its market.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing
Replies: 50
Views: 1684

Re: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing

It appears that Nova Scotia has reached a point where it recognizes systematic racism(CRT anyone) and is trying to correct for years of harsher sentences. I see nothing wrong with it. I think with enough databases and statistics, sentences will be handed out with better outcomes related to the crim...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42405

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

And yet, you fail utterly to ask the obvious question. If Trump's plan was so great why did he feel the need to try and delete all his posts about it? LMFAO. What a jerk. Well, Parliament has voiced their feelings about Biden's leadership in no uncertain terms. Yes, and they also slammed Johnson an...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 223
Views: 44102

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

I was just pointing out the correct way to report safety issues. If the Qatar CAA finds a safety issue, they must instantly inform EASA. You can not ground a type and then wait for the TCDS issuer to contact you and ask what the problem is.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 223
Views: 44102

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Unlikely. Airbus could (and would) dispell that with a simple phone call. Surely the Airframer has access to all of the world's aviation authorities. Unlikely for the manufacturer to make that call, but it would be negligent if the state of design TCDS issuer (EASA) did not contact the Qatar CAA, I...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2600

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

A-1 over the WarPac front lines in 1977, won´t do much good.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 223
Views: 44102

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Does anyone really believe that if this was a true safety issue that the Qatari safety regulator would be on the leading edge? If the Qatar Airways fleet is the one seeing the safety issue and on the leading edge then I’d expect the Qatari regulatory agency to be on the leading edge. Without inform...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225489

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The P2F is not a mistake. By 2026 the first 900s will reach the end of the lease deals.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225489

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The freighter will surely not get different engines than the pax version, because then it does no longer fit easily into the existing production set-up and certification would become expensive.

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245168

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

In a way all this suits the engine industry as well. All the churn on what is to come means they can tell the OEMs that they won't be investing in a new engine till the way forward becomes clearer. In reality they too have been strongly impacted by COVID and still haven't gained a positive ROI on t...

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225489

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Airbus just decided to develop the variant, they did not commit to building it. If they find customers good, if they do not a lot of the work will be useful, if somebody is ever thinking about an A350P2F.

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by seahawk
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245168

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

No one is interested in doing a new engine for 2028 introduction because they haven't got any return on investment for the previous generation of engines. Personally I thought the NMA with it's "LEAP and a half" engine from CFM made sense i.e. start with LEAP, grow its size a bit, add in ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245168

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

At the moment it is not the time to launch a new program, as we are heading towards big changes for the industry. We are always heading towards 'big changes'. Competitors always 'react and respond'. It's always taken folks with a bit of moxy to lead companies that produce big things. Moxy does not ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 28906

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

In the end the A330 was always the favourite, as they also aim for an all Airbus narrow body fleet. The big question was CEOs or NEOs. With the white tails and the current market and their new investors NEOs made sense.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245168

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

No new programs will be launched under David Calhoun. He's invester (stock holder) focused / dividend focused which means restoring production volumes and deliveries of existing products with miniminal investment.. We'll see if he's quality focused; which judging by the recent push to move 777 cert...

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14292

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Boeing now effectively has 10 pots in the one kitchen and any chef can stir any pot. The soup is now produced 10 times quicker. A better analogy would be Boeing has a Robot Chef in each of 10 different kitchens. And each kitchen has its own green house farm growing the raw ingredients the same way....

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14292

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Only in theory, because as long as we do not 3D-print the whole thing, a digitized version still needs to be produced. The original 777 was an all digital airplane. Albeit it was in witeframe mode and not necessarily digital manufacturable. Still, all modern design have all structural components in...

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14292

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Only in theory, because as long as we do not 3D-print the whole thing, a digitized version still needs to be produced.

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by seahawk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3162

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

It obviously means something. There has been talk for years of changing their name and the name of the Washington Football Team. It means something. You really do refuse to see any side of an issue other than yours. I understand people are outraged over all these name changes. That is their opinion...

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by seahawk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3162

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

It's funny how there are a few people who are so offended by a name change that they're actually acting like the people they say they hate! I am against such moves as they make indigenous people and other minorities invisible. Indians was chosen in honour of Louis Sockalexis (first native American ...

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by seahawk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3162

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

It's funny how there are a few people who are so offended by a name change that they're actually acting like the people they say they hate! I am against such moves as they make indigenous people and other minorities invisible. Indians was chosen in honour of Louis Sockalexis (first native American ...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3162

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Did you watch the video in the link? The CBSN reporter said patriot is a dog whistle term QANON uses. Q is often associated with white supremacy groups and they actively recruit Q followers. https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/white-supremacist-groups-target-qanon-conspiracy-theorists-who-feel-let-do...

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by seahawk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3162

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Patriot is offensive towards foreigners. You can not have that.

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by seahawk
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206421

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Bummer, I convinced a few people to get vaccinated by the one and done promise. There is some work on using slowly-dissolving biopolymers to encapsulate vaccines so that the booster dose is built in to the prime dose. So you'd get a dose of a vaccine and half of that dose just sits there as little ...

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