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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 48
Views: 2035

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

This is something that everyone should read before making Powell such a great man. Powell had a lot of blood in his hands. He had his choice and he decided to lie. And he knew it. The more I read about Powell the more I find his lies about Iraq were just one in a long list of evil behaviour. He wro...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 48
Views: 2035

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

He played a key role in the run-up to the Iraq War. A war of opportunity based on nothing. A war in which 500,000 people were killed. Because the Iraqi people, from 6,000 miles away, vaguely resemble the 9/11 hijackers to some Americans. The atmosphere was so heated after September 2001 that the US...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 48
Views: 2035

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

it’s a shame he didn’t end up in the dock to answer for his crimes against humanity. This is often said but a misnomer since the US does not recognize the ICC. Not necessarily the ICC just any legitimate tribunal or court so he can answer to why he was part of a conspiracy to pursue a war of aggres...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 48
Views: 2035

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

He was not at fault for the second Iraq war, but obviously tarnished by it. It’s surprising how quickly some forget history. On February 5 2003, one month prior to the war starting, Powell got up in front of the UN and the world and gave a presentation that he knew at the time was not accurate. Ove...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 1741

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

007 and James Bond are linked, they are one and the same character, messing with the formula would bomb like the all female Ghostbusters, or a female Dr Who, or now Indiana Jones being played by a female, you know it will fail even before the movie has been shot and released. I have no idea why thi...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 35695

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

redroo wrote:
As much as they want to do it, I don’t think the balance sheet can handle a 737 replacement order and an A350 order right now.


10 A350s for the price of 30 737 MAXs

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

The movie isn't being branded as a "propaganda movie" simply because of the setting it picked. Citing a section of review of the movie from Chinese government official media, The film begins with a concise and vivid plot, telling the audience that the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid K...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

The march towards war is on, the recent announcement of Australia getting nuclear power subs is indicative of it, Australia really doesn't need nuclear subs, the reasoning behind it I find flawed. This exact situation was predicted in this comedy show from several years ago: We’re spending close to...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23839

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

787 (and future A350) captains and FOs nonetheless receive inferior pay (and - more specifically - conditions) than A380 (and previously 747) pilots. The biggest ‘efficiency’ saving was changes to ‘overtime’ payments for 14+ hour flights (I believe it’s now 19 hours on the new fleets?). When even M...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23839

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

They already have instructors and pilots endorsed on the A320. QF group already operates A320 series with Jetstar, Express Freighters, and Qantaslink. Many QF pilots also too the opportunity to work at Jetstar on the A320 and then returned back to QF. It’s not that easy. You can’t just throw a bunc...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

I'd say the problem with glorifying that event isn't the event itself, although to be fair I don't know of movies glorifying foreign victories against China, but rather the result. The differences between North Korea and South Korea are staggering. And of course modern China is more similar to the ...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23839

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Sorry I was talking specifically to retraining costs - agree there is some duplication in some areas but training cost aren’t insurmountable. 330/767 whilst smaller numbers comes to mind. Retraining is one thing, but to go from 737 to A320 you first need to retrain half your instructors for 3 month...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

On the subject of Taiwan and China, with all the tensions and third parties/allies, a former US Army Lt Col has a view I expect will not go down well with many; Pleas to avoid war at all costs should not be placed in the “will not go down well with many” category. He’s right, any US China clash wou...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

China's Korean War propaganda movie smashes box office record https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/04/business/battle-lake-changjin-china-box-office-intl-hnk/index.html Nothing like stirring up the masses before you ......... Is it a propaganda movie more so than an American war film? The Battle of Lake Cha...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23839

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Agreed not to mention - can’t see the re-training costs being super high if deliveries are spread over ten years. Surely over a decade lots of 737 Cap/FO would move around to 330s 789 and 350, can’t see 320 training being an issue, especially with 321XLR on the way and cadet ships in place for QFLi...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1775

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

The dominance of the conservative Murdoch empire in Australia remains, lending him crucial support That’s the one thing keeping him in his job. There were concerns with the Liberal National Coalition prior to the 2019 election, being incompetent, untrustworthy, leaderless, influenced by too many re...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 45199

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

QF are trying to establish a timetable. They are not interested in last minute additions or cancellations; they can't make money doing that. Since WA has said they won't accept arrivals from NSW or Victoria for Christmas, it is obvious they won't accept them from any other location that has accepte...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

A small vocal fringe in control of media and governance. Yuge difference. And you can appreciate the fear in the minds of many LGBT people. Abortion has been legal since 1974 but that hasn’t stopped the religious right trying to abolish it, and now after 50 years they’re almost about to succeed in ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

There's crime considerations - potentially being in an area of poverty/high crime that can discourage someone from wanting to bring a human into that environment. There are also sociological factors (strength of family/friend support, mental health of the mother) that are relevant but hard to quant...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

Are there parallels to this law anywhere else in the world? Yeah Texas is now considered to be on par with places like Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Pakistan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_law#/media/File:Abortion_Laws.svg Countries which more liberal than Texas and allow great...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

The issue with Abortion is many people on both the left and the right believe, as I do, that because Abortion takes the life of an unborn child, it always results in the death of a human being and that Unborn child should have the right to life. Many would argue its not a person until birth. I disa...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

There are a couple of people questioning my statement about quotas. I do believe they exist and I do believe the claims of many former PP workers on this. I will leave you guys with a link to this article from the San Francisco Examiner. Basically it says that a south Texas affiliate of Planned Par...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

I am a big supporter of Medicare for all. As much as many on the right would like you to think it takes away freedom I believe just the opposite. Being tied to employer based healthcare has actually taken away some of my freedom, because the insurance companies are telling me who I can and can't se...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 45199

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Currently both Qld and WA are indicating they will keep their state borders closed until some time next year. This also means int'l services won't recommence from PER or BNE because QF will not have regular services where returning vaccinated pax have to go into 14 day hotel quarantine. At the mome...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

And it isn’t even this Texas law which is the worst. The upcoming Mississippi case could be the one which actually destroys Roe vs Wade (likely now with the conservative domination of the court) https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2021/mississippi-abortion-law/ It looks like it’s going...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

par13del wrote:
How about passing a law allowing citizens to sue folks who block access to women's clinics?
Laws can be used both ways...


Unfortunately with the gerrymandered GOP control of Texas and the Supreme Court laws passed in Texas are only going to favour one side for the foreseeable future.

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

American and Southwest are on the #boycottTexas companies lists. Here’s a thought. All major airlines have hubs in Texas and two (AA and WN) are based there. All airlines create a new policy where they provide free return flights from Texas to any state with more sensible abortion laws for any Texa...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1432

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

johns624 wrote:
Just say NO to drugs...



Has there ever been any good music created or written by someone not under the influence of a substance?

Even Mozart loved to drink bottles of Champagne whilst composing.

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

It is rather telling that the GOP keeps the Afghanistan non story rolling when they should be swinging from the Church bells proclaiming the abortion victory. Here’s a Fox News article attacking MSNBC for, wait for it, COVERING the Texas Abortion Law story. Their opinion is that they should be stil...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

There is a lot of medical tourism to the US, though. Elective and experimental treatments for those who can afford them. For more routine procedures the most part coming from the Caribbean LatAm, Africa, etc. Countries without a solid health system in the first place. That’s for those one in a mill...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

I don't have an exact number, I just going by what my friends say that live in Detroit and Buffalo and Canadian friends. But if you really want to know, from the Toronto Sun- https://torontosun.com/news/national/canadians-continue-to-leave-the-country-for-health-care-says-new-report Bit of a myth. ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

That is NOT the cost individuals pay out of pocket for health insurance. Last year, the average cost for health insurance was $7,470 for individuals and $21,342 for families. Roughly 3/4 of THAT cost is covered by employers meaning for a family the annual out of pocket cost is roughly $5,588. The p...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

I doubt the Dems will have the house after the midterms and they really don't control the Senate at present. They need all their Caucus and Manchin and Simema are not slam dunk yes votes on the fringe left stuff like universal health care so the prospects of it even going to a vote are slim. Univer...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 36116

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

No surprise in moving to 737 only flying between the East Coast of Australia and WA. While appreciating your WA perspective, it’s difficult to imagine travel ever returning to pre-pandemic levels given the extent to which WA has closed itself off to the rest of country and the rhetoric aimed at all...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 36116

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Qantas have been operating ALL repatriation services via DRW therefore no reason the MEL-PER-LHR service can’t operate via DRW. If PER want to play hard ball that’s fine but end of it all PER misses out… The sole reason those services have been going through DRW is because the federal government is...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 36116

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Given that the WA Premier is saying that he wants WA to be Covid free. how can he have international travel at all. Even fully vaccinated can carry it, if they have to do 14 days in lockdown on arrival, who would want to visit. With the exception of WA people travelling back in. AN767 Even he knows...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 36116

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Interesting that PER-LHR is not listed as MEL - PER - LHR considering the statement yesterday about QFs potential consideration of using DRW as a stop instead due to "conservative state border policy". I’d say due to MEL-PER being the domestic leg is why they didn’t include it on a statem...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3140

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

A report into the effects of climate change was released previously containing the following statement: The Garnaut Climate Change Review's final report said projections of fire weather "suggest that fire seasons will start earlier, end slightly later, and generally be more intense". "...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3140

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Don't forget it is sooo much easier to play the Climate Change Card and do nothing, than to take preventive measures. Climate change as a result of increased greenhouse gas emissions clearly played a role in the conditions that led up to the fires and in the unrelenting conditions that supported th...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3140

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Clearly, people in California are incapable of learning anything: let's have the vicious cycle of wildfires and destroyed homes over and over again. And let's cry about "Climate Change" all the time, because that's convenient to deflect blame and allows for zero preparation and prevention...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25496

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

That guy is really behind the plane. Poor Stick and rudder skills. Not really. His maintenance of the centreline, approach path, sink rate and touchdown point is horrible, but the often misused term “stick and rudder skills” is not the underlying cause of this incident. This is a failure of decisio...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25496

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

I can't believe what I've just seen. Two random people picked up from the street could have landed this poor plane better. Chill down mate, most likely you don't even know where Paro airport is and obviously you have never ever landed there, let alone in 737. But you are very good in judging others...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2778

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Now that more information is coming out, we know that Simone lost her Aunt during the Olympics. She was very close to her. Unfortunately, she shouldn’t have needed to release that information, but people like you have been absolutely brutal and coming for her like rabid dogs. The toxic behavior tow...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3817

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

I totally disagree with the headline and don't understand violence against Chinese people. I feel sorry for them and am glad they're safe from CCP here. Majority is right on principle though. The Chinese who infiltrate our universities and institutions who are loyal to CCP (and many sent here by th...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

I know of friends in hospitals where too many nurses are quiting from burnout. It’s been a tough year, but are those nurses quitting because of current conditions? Currently hospitals are at levels similar to 2019 and below, so if nurses are getting burned out it’s because of existing issues in the...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raffensperger demands firing of election officials
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Raffensperger demands firing of election officials

Well you know it was supposed to be the most secure election in history NOT. https://www.yahoo.com/news/brad-raffensperger-demands-firing-fulton-175200198.html The article says what you think it says. NOT. How desperate are you? They also missed this quote straight from the article they posted whic...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 2009

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Are schools in the business of teaching what is morally wrong? I cannot recall being taught what was "morally right and wrong" in school or university. Instead, we were taught knowledge. We covered the holocaust of jewish people in WWII, slavery, and many other disturbing topics, as facts...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3140

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Climate change is definitely part of it, but it also doesn't help preventing natural forest fires that are supposed to happen. As the kindling builds up it's a ticking time bomb. To put it another way, for those of us that burn our dried out Christmas trees in the spring or summer, think of it like...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 2009

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Fox on the GOP trying to defend the changes https://www.foxnews.com/media/media-and-politicians-mislead-texas-senate-education-bill Even by their own words it’s not that the Bill bans the teaching of the fact the KKK was bad, it’s that it allows individual schools to choose to teach that the KKK wa...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6457

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Good for him or her or whatever pronoun we're supposed to use. (S)he is a performer and should be judged on their talent, whereas a FA is largely a brand representative when they're not performing safety duties which is the majority of their time. I will also add that drag queen you mentioned is by...

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