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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 53
Views: 7713

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

When sleeping, the "flood" of light awakens me. Eyemask. Problem solved. I hadn't thought of cabin heating... Reducing air conditioning reduces fuel burn... Because there was not a reason to think of it. For cabin heating to be an issue during cruise, the sun has to be very low in the sky...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 107
Views: 14804

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Ultimately, DL has nearly 200 used B739 and new A321 scheduled for delivery by early 2027. We may see DL add additional used aircraft, or convert a small quantity of additional A321 options, but the notion that DL's going to order 100+ MAX (in order to justify adding the aircraft, the minimum order...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

Assisting in a federally protected right, is akin to arresting someone for assisting someone with voting. There is no reason to sue people for helping do something that is legal. If anything, it is harassment, abuse and invasion of privacy by the State of Texas. The fact that it is a very clear abu...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5075

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Guilty until proven innocent. I agree he is acting strange and it appears that he is hiding something. To play devils advocate, what if he witnessed her fall, hit her head and die. He may have had a mental breakdown due to seeing the love of his life die in front of him. I'm not saying that this ha...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5075

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Kids say that because they don't know the truth. Something like fewer than 2% of YT channels generate any monthly revenue, and of that, only a fraction enough money to actually live comfortably on in a first world country. The number of creators who have made millions is far fewer than retail inves...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/17/texas-abortion-ban-jonathan-mitchell-supreme-court-brief This is a pretty naked statement that the Texas abortion law is really about (angry old white) men controlling the sexuality of women. A neutral Supreme Court would quickly overturn this law. Ou...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Hopefully Governor Newsom has been humbled by this [rather expensive] process. I do not know why he would be. That vote was so lopsided, it was basically Elder Abuse. All things considered, I would say 2022 is for his to lose. Very likely. An advert campaign centered around how much this GOP failur...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1487

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

LFSB - Basle-Mulhouse comes to mind. It’s located at the border between France, Switzerland and Germany and touches the territory of at least France and Switzerland and maybe even Germany. I think this one is entirely w/in France. https://www.google.com/maps/place/EuroAirport+Basel-Mulhouse-Freibur...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

I thought inbreeding had biological consequences by perpetuating genetic abnormalities, did such not wipe out some Royal families? It does that, but that is not the point made. Anti Choicers claim to believe a fetus is a life worthy of legal protection. The fact that this magically disappears under...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/14/10370693 ... l-comedian
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This is quite unfortunate. I did not know he was fighting cancer that long. . .

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/14/10370693 ... l-comedian

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

So where do you stand on abortion for the victims of rape and or incest? This carve out seems to be strangely prevalent among the anti-choice crowd. It does do a good reflecting on the insincerity of their beliefs, as if an embryo were to be granted personhood, those two cases would suddenly become...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

You simply don't want to hear the other side of this argument. There is not another 'side' here. If you were to tell someone that the quadratic formula is a method of planting vanilla pudding trees, that would not be a point. You would simply be wrong . This is not different to that. There are peop...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

That in itself is true, of course. But given at 24 weeks is where they try to save a new-born baby, and even then the chances are small and almost impossible that he or she will not be handicapped. The 22weeks is because scientists can't be sure about the number of weeks. Perhaps science will find ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-california-recall-election/ Elder will need a miracle to win, but don't count him out. At the same time, as Enten wrote over the weekend, there have been only four gubernatorial races since 1998 (out of 243) where the pollin...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

Don't use the word think for believe. The people that "Believe" this are not the mother or father. They are sticking their "Beliefs" in on private medical decisions. Not only that, but such things move firmly into the Beliefs Only category the more loudly they reject the very se...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

There are times when one side of an argument is genuinely wrong. This is one. -Because people keep parroting that the pro-lifers just want to control women. That is not correct for a vast majority. Those folks genuinely are wrestling with the notion of when life begins. Standing. That is the thing ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

You must look at the actually views and arguments of both sides to try to reach a compromise. Why do think that has not already been done? There are times when one side of an argument is genuinely wrong. This is one. Saying the right wants to just control women is doing nothing constructive and by ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I think this is fair. I can deal with an R who will not court religious extremists or stand in the way of any of the social advances we have made. I would be ok with the Governator again. That's kinda the rub though. The Republicans aren't, and we can't expect them to nominate guys like that anymor...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Now's a good time to mention that Larry Elder endorsed a minimum wage of $0.00. I'm sure that would be great for keeping people in their homes. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article253231758.html Wow, it's like he suddenly decided he wants to tank and lose. I would n...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51324

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

Finally, FR has no obligation to guarantee BCA's profit margins no more than BCA has an obligation to sell this airline a jet at cost or at loss. Right. Ok. This has been covered though. Did you like to go round and round about it? So a question, we know that talks have ended on this subject, so sh...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. This is about poll taxes and keeping people of color from voting. There is not another way to judge it. I don't think it matters what it is about; rather, if it disproportionately impacts protected groups. An important distinction....

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15038

Re: Texas abortion law

I have also heard from many Planned Parenthood workers that the more abortions they do, the higher the bonuses are, and if you don't perform enough abortions, you are fired. It is blatantly obvious where this organizations priorities are. And they don't even have the guts to tell Dr. Wen to her fac...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51324

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

The cost of production of the MAX 10 is irrelevant to price negotiations. I do not doubt that BCA feel that way. But in a negotiation like that, BCA can only make an offer. FR is the decision maker here. So if MOL decides it is relevant, it is. I do not think he is out to screw BCA, FWIW. He probab...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51324

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

That may be true, but then again we don't know how aggressive Ryanair was with their offer. They certainly tend to be, especially when they smell blood... No, we do not know that. FR are indeed very aggressive when it comes to getting good deals. I will say that I find it interesting that this site...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 51324

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

Surely Ryanair need the MAX 10. Do they though? The MAX10 does not have the capability the 321s do, both for capacity and performance. The only operational advantage for the 10 is that FR already uses the 8 and can save a nickel here and there on crew costs and some MX items. But even that edge goe...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6866

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris was a senator from California as well as being the Secretary Of State for California. She is known around the state. IIRC, she is well liked in California still. This is a yuge nothingburger the right wants to blow out of proportion. As they do with anything they can. Nothingburger? You see ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

In Iran's case, Los Angeles would be about the top of the list for O&D. But they would probably want to hit up anything big for the India disapora... So DC, IAH, DFW, SFO etc...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will airlines do when Boeing replaces the 737?
Replies: 36
Views: 7720

Re: Boeing approaching decision on narrowbody design.

There’s nothing wrong with second place or last place depending on how you look at it. Lockheed, Convair, Ilyushin, Dassault, Bombardier, etc, will tell you otherwise. Commercial Aviation has no room for bit players. It is not a marketplace that will reward or even support runners-up. The size simp...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will airlines do when Boeing replaces the 737?
Replies: 36
Views: 7720

Re: The Approaching Fork in the Road

If present engines are carried over,...? No. The engines are where virtually all gains will be made. If it were possible to improve the 737's airframe to the point where it was truly competitive to the 32X/22X, they would have already done so. Not much point to a new AC or even a further iteration ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23167

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

I’m not sure exactly sure if I’m interpreting your comparison correctly but the 787 does not have a 1000 sq ft smaller wing area than the A330. That’s greater than the wing area difference between the 787 and the A350… So you were right about that, and strangely enough, there is a topic covering wh...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23167

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

The exit limit for the A359 is 440. This is the same as the 787-10. And the A339. Slight correction: 4 6 0 seats on the A339. Was increased in June 2019, with the modified doors. Cebu Pacific was the first to order. I saw that, but was not certain it had already been so updated. . . This ignores th...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23167

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

What that means for things like the MRTT is that there will be a lot of time for the Air Forces of the world to look into an MRTT. AB can wait a decade or more to develop this if they so chose. Time is on their side. Time isn’t forever on their side. They have to make sure that the plane gets enoug...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23167

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

most countries have small tanker fleets which makes investing in a Neo MRTT questionable over just sticking with and continuing the A330ceo based MRTT. Especially since used passenger planes can and have been converted to MRTTs. A Neo MRTT really only makes sense if it nets a huge contract, and the...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

Re: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

It takes a toll on your body, however. I gave that job a try for about four months and went back to fueling when I was in school. I do not know how you are built, but what say is doubly true if you are tall. A ramper and bar tender make more money than an ICU RN and Schoolteacher with a Masters? Se...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

Re: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

I don’t work for Southwest. Apologies. My presumption was based on your concern for this contract. I have worked in the restaurant industry and it sounds like your establishment is the exception, not the rule. Most bartenders do not have great schedules, closing up at 3-4am on weekends, dealing wit...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

Re: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

I’m on track for $85k this year and I am 2 years from top out. That includes taking 4 weeks of vacation and having plenty of days off and great health benefits. A bartender earning $75K+ likely has a similar length of service I do (10 years) and has picked up many skills to bring in that kind of in...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

Re: Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

Of course top out pay at the airlines far exceeds other jobs, No. It does not take a great deal of measurable talent to defeat any of the unskilled top outs in mainline airline jobs. My local bartender makes more than the topped out rampers I see at the same location. And in aviation, it does not e...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34210

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

Airlines typically don't replace 1-for-1 or make clear replacements. Indeed, yesterday DL said the A321neos were for continued "fleet renewal" - sounds like they are replacing something, but they aren't naming the aircraft. Sure Airlines dont always replace 1 for 1, in many cases this is ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 4002

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Wouldn't it be more economically viable to put the money into non fossil fuel solutions for airplanes instead. At least for medium- and long haul routes. Why do you have to do only one thing? This is not an either/or, to be clear. Though, commercial aviation has reached the upper limits of availabl...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 4002

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Absolutely! Not to mention that commuter rail is not something that is profitable in most parts of the world. You mean like airlines themselves? Because barring massive and nearly cyclical bailouts from their host govt's, plus infrastructure they never pay for, they are on exactly the same page. Me...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3539

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

The association of gas station owners pressured/bribed the state legislature to ban self-service. This is very common in the Automotive industry. A make-work gig. Look at NADA for example. They are why you still cannot order a Ford —or anything that is not a Tesla— online without going through a de...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1375

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

The fact is, there is little that can replace actual human contact when doing business, especially when it's business that requires building a working relationship and trust between people. This is hard to do over a screen. If you decide to stop traveling to see your business partners and decide to...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 34
Views: 2185

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

It is exactly what you said. There was not a large degree of interpretation required. You do not believe racial profiling is something police forces need to improve. Never said that, again you are saying this. In fact you did. See below. I don't think it should be used by a person who was lawfully ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 34
Views: 2185

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

You believe it is a shame that racial profiling is something to be avoided. No that is your spin It is exactly what you said. There was not a large degree of interpretation required. You do not believe racial profiling is something police forces need to improve. It's ok we are seeing what happens w...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 34
Views: 2185

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

It's a shame but I bet some or many of these officers are not going to pull them over on their own to avoid the racial profiling card always played if the occupant doesn't want to cooperate. The long term effects on this are concerning. You believe it is a shame that racial profiling is something t...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?
Replies: 34
Views: 9201

Re: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?

"ALL" ? Have you seen and flown with each and every Spirit Airlines FA? No, you haven't. I flew MYR-BDL last year and the FA said -on the PA- "Flight 1132 .. to ... uh .. whereva we goin ... Hartford? Isss Hartford, really? Okayyyy" You wanna call that professional? Our last MCO...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families: Biden Should Not Attend Commemoration Without Releasing Documents
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: 9/11 Families: Biden Should Not Attend Commemoration Without Releasing Documents

The best way to drop the Saudis is by achieving oil independence. Reduce the use to the point that instability in the Middle East can roil the markets but will not hinder economic activity significantly (if at all). For now, unfortunately, even if the KSA was behind the attacks, there's really not ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16229

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

Who is going to take over BCA if it goes bankrupt? I do not see anyone who would take on the enormous risk that would entail. You are. Well, your tax dollars, anyway. No way the US just lets Boeing slide away to nothing. But it is entirely possible to see the government allow BCA to be spun off. AB...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 74836

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I know of a lady who has had an opportunity to lead two different pharmaceutical giant units in my country and she will tell you that she has to travel, host hospital and pharmacy wholesalers, always meet government officials if that is what might get deals done. She could just send that informatio...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16229

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

As a pilot, to me it is obvious that if you have uncommanded trim inputs the first thing to do is to disable whatever mechanism it is that is making them, Makes the assumption that they knew precisely what was happening. Bear in mind they were at relatively low altitude and did not have a MCAS warn...

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