https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/moderna-refused-china-request-reveal-vaccine-technology-ft-2022-10-02/ Moderna failed to sell vaccine to China because Moderna isn't willing to comply with China's techology transfer requirement, being the precondition of accessing Chinese...Jump to post
Kent350787 wrote:I saw in media here in Sydney that a victim was awaiting rescue from flooding in New Smyrna Beach. I thought the storm had moved up the east coast to SC?
Interesting given the fact the agreement was not reached until this morning at 0530! 24% pay raise and back pay from 2020. https://us.cnn.com/2022/09/15/politics/biden-white-house-railroad-strike/index.html This has been going on for a very, very long time. Not every union got the same deal. There ...Jump to post
America could survive if all imports from China were banned tomorrow. Nobody would freeze to death. The stockmarket would freak but we'd be ok. We might actually see that happen if the PRC is stupid enough to sink a US ship or down a recon plane. I think you underestimate how reliant the western wo...Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:Psychological warfare in the age of social media is definitely something else...
The one that drives me nuts is people saying, "How [are] you doing?" as a greeting when they fully do not expect a response. Like you're just passing someone in a hallway and you say "hi" (or some variation thereof) but the other person says "How [are] you doing?" yet k...Jump to post
Japanese people basically say the equivalent of ‘thank you for working hard’ - お疲れ様 - in a variety of daily interactions with colleagues and sometimes clients. It’s so oft-used and repetitive that it’s basically reflexive and lacks meaning in most situations. Since I can't read that, I assume you'r...Jump to post
Unsalted butter only. If I need salt, I'll add it myself rather than have it in the butter already.Jump to post
They just remain in their own special place. They've always been in this same hole. The Romonovs were the gold standard of mental illness afik. Then came the excesses of the revolution, for me Nikolai Krylenko always stood a head above others in a cast of thousands, he created the Soviet Justice ma...Jump to post
ACDC8 wrote:Personally, I can care less about them - if they've haven't made an effort to stay acquainted in the past and now want to reconnect, well, they can just 'eff right off
I never understood why some states don't allow you to claim the prize anonymously. It's like painting a big red target over yourself for wannabe kidnappers...... Where I live in BC, one must have their name published in order to receive the winnings - you can ask to claim anonymously, but they have...Jump to post
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1552723519087198208.html If anyone is curious to know just how a HIMARS rocket launcher works, this insanely detailed thread tells you everything you need to know. That must've taken forever to put together. Wow. Laughed a bit at the disclaimer at the end. "I...Jump to post
Beefmastor in Wilson, NC. My second rotation in my rotational program when I started at my current job was at one of our plants in North Carolina. My parents drove down for my birthday. I honestly didn't know a lot about restaurants in the area, which is rural North Carolina east of Raleigh. My mom ...Jump to post
I started Tomcat!: The Grumman F-14 Story recently, and I stumbled into a YouTube channel by a former Tomcat RIO (Ward Carroll).
Such a damn shame we were denied so many more years of seeing the best that ever was fly the skies and ply the seas with a US flag.
LyleLanley wrote:I think we all know who the best all-around fighter was in July 1997: Evander Holyfield! After the Tyson rematch where he bit Holyfield's ears and was disqualified, Evander was the undisputed champion!
cpd wrote:Built like a tank. The Radeon W6800X video card is very chunky as well. Even the case is very heavy to lift off it. my old Mac Pro was also really heavy. I dreaded moving it.
Both Goursich and Kavanaugh, under oath during confirmation hearings, said Roe sets court precedent. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/06/28/did-supreme-court-justices-lie-by-claiming-they-wouldnt-overturn-roe-v-wade-heres-what-they-actually-said/?sh=5dcd58365420 https://www.nbcnews.co...Jump to post
Congress should have codified Roe. They KNEW it could be overturned, that's why theybasked about it on confirmation hearings. The judicial bravh dosen't make law, that the legislative branches job. Which, for better or worse, rarely ever actually happens. Legislative branches at the state level ten...Jump to post
That the said judges have promised in front of congress not to overturn Roe vs Wade and then do so is totally in keeping with Republican morales Reading AOC comments, I see. They did no such thing. Judges in the American legal system cannot and absolutely should not ever make any statements to any ...Jump to post
Staying at an Embassy Suites right now. Free made-to-order breakfast is nice. Immediately thought of this thread this morning as I had what I'm sure was some mass-market-whatever-HFCS-hotel-gallon-bucket syrup dispensed into a cup to pour onto my actually-pretty-good pancakes. I don't know the last ...Jump to post
I suspect USN would have an issue with the portrayal of Halsey. Halsey was like McArthur; his PR persona was better than the real thing. I consider Spruance to have been the better leader, he just didn't go around blowing his own horn. ETA Everyone with a passing knowledge of the Pacific War knew t...Jump to post
Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is a great book about the Battle Off Samar. Those destroyermen had huge, brass ones! It's somewhat surprising to me that Hollywood has never tried to tackle this subject. Probably not the movie industry's cup of tea to depict a naval battle quite like this, but it ...Jump to post
Think technically this is a Non-Av topic. But, this is fascinating stuff. I was concerned when Paul Allen died that his organization wouldn't continue to look for these World War II shipwrecks, but they did. Then the pandemic hit and his organization's research vessel went into long-term layup, so I...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Do you know the price of real maple syrup? It won’t be in the free buffet, let’s just say that at $30:a quart.
CAS is more of, "how close can you shoot at a target to a nearby friendly" than anything else. It's more of a skill set of the pilots and crew, from being able to pick out the target, communicate with troops on the ground, and aiming the weapons, than anything to do with the actual aircra...Jump to post
https://www.airforcemag.com/article/old-bombers-making-history/ Not sure if these type of mission is true CAS, but these JDAMs drops do require precise guidance from drones or spotter. I also recall similar missions performed by B-1 in defense of the Syrian town Kobani against ISIS. bt Ah, that mak...Jump to post
And so will schools in other areas if and when they create a single point of entry, much like airport concourses with a single point of entry follow local fire codes. Well, you can have a lot of exits to comply with fire codes (one-way doors), but you're still going to have multiple points of entry...Jump to post
I found it interesting the theory of tom cruise dyind when his sr-72 disintegrated at mach 10 and the rest of the movie is his dying wish On one hand, I shouldn't be surprised that someone thought this up (I know it's not you; you're just relaying this). On the other hand... come on, really? This i...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:I'd imagine at the end of the day, a coalition ground force would sell call in CAS from the closest available/necessary air asset, be it a USN F18, USMC F35B, or even a USAF B52.
777 wrote:Look at this one!
Quite impressive to have the skunk works involved in the production!
Northern CA gas station manager fired after 69 cents-a-gallon mistake https://abc30.com/gas-station-manager-fired-69-cents-a-gallon-shell-rancho-cordova-california-cheap/11958150/ RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- The manager who misplaced a decimal point at a Northern California gas station pricing premiu...Jump to post
A number of interesting links can be found with google searches, one is below. General theme seems to be that in relation to becoming a pilot, training is the same, based on the Marine speciality of CAS, I suspect some differences there. However, I think the biggest difference I have heard from Mar...Jump to post
Yes, for a variety of reasons. Including how few people are left alive who were there and how important that day was in world history. In world history D-Day is ridiculously unimportant. Actually irrelevant. But yes, in modern history a very important day if you fancy the slaughtering of young men,...Jump to post
..forgot to add. W124. The Bulldog. The last of the Mercedes built like a tank! Nice car! Yup. We had an '89 300-E until a few years ago. Thing looked showroom inside still and drove so beautifully. Had a variety of problems later in its life, unfortunately, largely due to driving it only in the su...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:Isn't there a Mercedes-Benz owners club in the US? I would start there.
This is like when a person gets to be a certain age. Every birthday becomes a celebration because you don't know if the person will make it to the next one. There are so few World War II veterans still alive, and even fewer who participated in some of the biggest events of the war, of which D-Day is...Jump to post
I was at Omaha Beach a few weeks after the 75th Anniversary. It was very moving, not just the site but how many thousands still visit it daily. I've been to the Nettuno American Military Cemetery, but I really do want to visit the Normandy American Military Cemetery someday; I'm sure that's quite t...Jump to post