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by bluecrew
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 261
Views: 8091

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Yes those national leaders are using all sort of excuse to try to benefit themselves. I won't blame them but I would expect any people listening to their speech have reasonable analytical skill to understand how much of those really matter. It twisted the concept of "colonialism" to inclu...

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by bluecrew
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 7332

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Well, Japan lost in a Penalty shootout...but how is it "upset of the tournament" when Japan already defeated Germany AND Spain (but somehow lose to Costa Rica)? Croatia is not bad but they're also getting old. And if not for Japan forgetting how to take Penalty kicks :(. Saudi > Argentina...

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by bluecrew
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 7332

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Japan beating Croatia? That would be the upset of the tournament, and I for one am having a hard time seeing that happen. Well, Japan lost in a Penalty shootout...but how is it "upset of the tournament" when Japan already defeated Germany AND Spain (but somehow lose to Costa Rica)? Croati...

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by bluecrew
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?

The Dems had full control the the WH, House, and Senate, so how would they be mired in immigration fights for years? Oh please. You were alive for the healthcare fight, and presumably for the last two years, let's not engage in revisionist history here. Just because they had a tied Senate, a slim H...

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by bluecrew
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?

Because neither side wants to solve it. They both use the immigration situation to play to their base. I don't think that's quite it. I don't think there's an appetite in the Democratic base to be mired in immigration fights for years. Most focus groups and polls of Democrats don't have it very hig...

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by bluecrew
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?

Why wasn't there a vote on this when Dems were in control ? Because neither side wants to solve it. They both use the immigration situation to play to their base. I don't think that's quite it. I don't think there's an appetite in the Democratic base to be mired in immigration fights for years. Mos...

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by bluecrew
Sat Dec 03, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Inaugurates Only Flight Between North America And Bangkok
Replies: 46
Views: 8341

Re: Air Canada Inaugurates Only Flight Between North America And Bangkok

I don’t mind sixteen hours in the air but the whole thing is in the dark. Appalling! Flying in the day to Thailand is abysmal. Last time for me was a 23 hour itinerary, layover in Tokyo right before a typhoon. I'll gladly take this over counting on a connection in Japan, at least if I get stuck it'...

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by bluecrew
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 546
Views: 26453

Re: 2022 US Elections

GOP Autopsy advisory council formed, including the one and only Kellyanne, and off-brand Christian Bale in American Psycho, Blake Masters. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/11/29/gops-2022-autopsy-implements-part-gops-2012-autopsy/ Some very smart people, Elise Stefanik, Tim Miller, helpe...

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by bluecrew
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

Just heard about this today, apparently from two days ago. Figured I would post it for the lols https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/mypillow-ceo-mike-lindell-launches-odd-campaign-rnc-chair-rcna59136 I for one would like to offer an unrestrained, vocal, and extremely enthusiastic end...

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by bluecrew
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 7332

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What a rollercoaster those two games were. For a while there, Japan and Costa Rica were going through from a group that contained both Germany and Spain. :shock: Japan’s win comes from a goal initially disallowed, then overturned by VAR, but nobody’s seen conclusive evidence that the ball stayed in...

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by bluecrew
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Musk met with Tim Cook at Apple today, now says Apple never intended to suspend Twitter, all a big misunderstanding. Perhaps tantrum is a better word? https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/30/elon-musk-meets-tim-cook-says-apple-never-considered-removing-twitter-app-.html I would have liked to be a fly on th...

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by bluecrew
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 38
Views: 2055

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

This is why gays, lesbians, trans people, drag queens et al are taking up arms in Ukraine. It’s an existential fight for them. So you think prior to the invasion Ukraine was a paradise for LGBT people, you're having a laugh, it's out of one frying pan and into another. There is no legal recognition...

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by bluecrew
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5689

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

There it is--the old "reasonable limits" ploy. What are your "reasonable limits". Every time it's asked, it normally amounts do de facto outlawing of 95% of firearms. How terrifying! It is. Especially if you're depending on the police to protect you and you live somewhere like U...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

No, it just means you are advancing a talking point without addressing the points made about Right wing media. They only exist to pervert the viewpoint of 50% of the population. They do not care about the other 50%. That is not Everyone looking in the mirror. It is the people that only want to look...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5689

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

I don't say the 2A should be taken away. I just say there should be reasonable limits on its application. You have gone off on a totally oppposite stance that i am asking for it to be abolished. You are pushing your own propoganda without listening to the full story and arguing in good faith. The 2...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which temperature convention do you prefer for pulldown kitchen faucets?
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Which temperature convention do you prefer for pulldown kitchen faucets?

Left tap hot, right tap cold. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Most pulldown kitchen faucets sold in the United States are of the single handle design, and either move forward or back to change the temperature. Just manufacturers cannot agree on which way is the correct way. Moen and Kohler ...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK airports could ditch luggage liquid rules by 2024.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: UK airports could ditch luggage liquid rules by 2024.

I love how the article makes no mention of the fact that it’s already operational in some European (EU) airports. Glad the liquid rule is going. These days lots of people have reusable water bottles, so there are a load of people pouring water out into bins before security, only to go through secur...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Musk announced today that Apple had joined the ranks of advertisers pausing their Twitter ads. The revenue loss is now well over $1B per year. He then attacked Apple for their fees from in-app purchases, including Twitter. When Yael Roth resigned recently, he predicted that Twitter would encounter ...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Amazon Air: Why Not Searchable on FR24?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Amazon Air: Why Not Searchable on FR24?

It should. Amazon floated standing up their own airline with their own operating certificate and everything, but have just continued using Atlas/ATI/Sun Country/Airborne Express.

Have you tried searching just a specific airport you know they have operations out of?

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 1641

Re: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO

Sure, where are you going to put another terminal. They construct an island for the new terminal which is Terminal 4. You have to take the Airtrain to do that. Two problems. First, I don't think you can just build something into the bay just like that without running into legal issues. Second, what...

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 92
Views: 4108

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Touche'. :Hernandez, it has been shown, suffered from traumatic brain injury. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6964160/ https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/09/563194252/researcher-says-aaron-hernandez-s-brain-showed-signs-of-severe-cte The Colorado Springs terrorist looks li...

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 92
Views: 4108

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

The lengths you are going through to try and make this fit the narrative you want it to is amazing. So now when someone doesn't have a huge online presence it makes them a right winger? :lol: And if he says he's non-binary, who are you to question it? Gender is fluid, it can change at any time, cor...

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skipping the regionals?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Skipping the regionals?

I can't say I'd recommend it anymore. At the time I dodged the $18/hr regional flying, before the regionals started paying like drug dealers. It was a cool experience, but it was like flying on a different planet. From Freakonomics - The hidden side of everything WHY DO DRUG DEALERS STILL LIVE WITH...

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by bluecrew
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 261
Views: 8091

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

It’s exactly what it’s about, you even gave the timeline as a reference. climate change is a naturally evolving phenomenon I'll be sure to remember that when I die in a heat wave. Just do what most people do go for swim at the beach or pool or put the AC on I don't think you're getting the point......

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by bluecrew
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skipping the regionals?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Skipping the regionals?

I'd worry more about why you're seeming to have a problem getting your CFI. There’s 30 different ways I can respond. Financial, and I’m no English teacher. Like I said, it’s all mostly been out of pocket and I’m working a blue collar job. I’m not worried. I hold myself to high standards as does my ...

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by bluecrew
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 261
Views: 8091

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Not a very good analogy as you physically caused the damage. Climate reparations are not car insurance claims A better analogy would be if your great grandfather killed a neighbors horse by accident and did not compensate him but the now 2 generations later next of kin is asking you to pay for the ...

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by bluecrew
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 261
Views: 8091

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

What nonsense drivel you keep spreading. It’s greed in pure and simple. History is just that history it can’t be changed and we can’t change it. Giving money because of the technology advance where at stage where ever nation had taken advantage of it to there own circumstances does not men we have ...

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by bluecrew
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

If anyone would like to read the original suit, or get a flavor for why they're being sanctioned, this article does a pretty good job and has the entire suit attached at the bottom: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/trump-files-massive-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton-putting-his-theories-of-an-unthin...

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by bluecrew
Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

If anyone would like to read the original suit, or get a flavor for why they're being sanctioned, this article does a pretty good job and has the entire suit attached at the bottom: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/trump-files-massive-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton-putting-his-theories-of-an-unthink...

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by bluecrew
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 2575

Re: A question about crew bases

Adding on to what people have contributed about QOL in relation to bases, half the early career drama of the first job you know you're going to stay at for a while is playing the quality of life bingo. Good airplane, good trips, good quality of life, good commute, good money - can't have them all. ...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking
Replies: 57
Views: 9960

Re: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking

Even a three digit number lock is a major deterrent. Last time I managed to re set the number before locking it. You would be amazed how long it takes to manually check every combination. The person who 'opened' their case and put this stuff in it would have given up. If that person exists. It real...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3377

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Okay. Who steps into the power vacuum and how is it not the same people buying protection and access to expenditures right now? In total anarchy everybody gets along fine. The good guys always have all the power, society becomes very virtuous; only lazy people go hungry. /s Sarcasm noted, but it ge...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Invests in Biofuel Refinery
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: United Invests in Biofuel Refinery

Interesting that UA's clean technology investments are in (IIRC) start-up firms Boom, EVE Air Mobility, Heart, Archer and now NEXT for the refinery. Looking for the next Tesla I guess. Do wonder how start-ups will do in an era of tight and expensive money. Depends on the sector, there's still cheap...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup
Replies: 45
Views: 8219

Re: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup

If it ever goes of the ground will go the way of Primera. Remember them? Much hyped but didn’t last long once they decided narrowbody TATL was their schtick. And Norwegian's efforts in the northeast... somehow SWF and PVD with dodgy frequencies aren't as attractive as JFK and BOS with incredible fr...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 92
Views: 4108

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Aldrich identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, according to their attorney. It'll be interesting to see if this is genuine. https://www.axios.com/2022/11/23/colorado-club-shooting-suspect-non-binary-attorneys-say Interesting. I'm going to guess it isn't some sort of legal ploy or &qu...

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by bluecrew
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 2575

Re: A question about crew bases

Adding on to what people have contributed about QOL in relation to bases, half the early career drama of the first job you know you're going to stay at for a while is playing the quality of life bingo. Good airplane, good trips, good quality of life, good commute, good money - can't have them all. I...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

[...] Making Twitter a true free speech unmoderated platform. That will never happen and if you think it is possible then you are ill-informed. Tugg That's what Musk promised and as it should be. This is America and we have a 1st amendment. Have you read the 1st Amendment? Particularly the first co...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR question regarding US Airspace: Class D and Charlie
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: VFR question regarding US Airspace: Class D and Charlie

It’s not easy for non-local Pilot to find the Holland Tunnel. If you’re local, the entrances may be familiar. I had a similar deal, night arrival into Las Vegas from Brasilia, IIRC. ATC asks us to report the Stratosphere hotel in sight. Well, there’s a quadrillion lights all on hotel buildings and ...

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by bluecrew
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

???? Babylon Bee? Just more millenial bashing by old men that need blue pills. Should also note, banned from Twitter for an unfunny, transphobic post, originally for 12 hours contingent that they delete the tweet. They refused, so they stayed banned. I can't think of a more blatant troll account. I...

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Somehow I missed this, buy Kanye West is now also back.

This is really playing out quickly.

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given
Replies: 23
Views: 1391

Re: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given

Of course some will celebrate Iger's return and see it over the 'woke' policies Chapek fostered that some key shareholders believe have hurt the company's revenues. While Chapek was trying to make the company be able to attract and keep for example staff in Florida who may be LGTBQ and women who wa...

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR question regarding US Airspace: Class D and Charlie
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: VFR question regarding US Airspace: Class D and Charlie

But for Charlie and Delta, you must contact ATC, but you can still enter the airspace unless they explicitly tell you to stay outside. Have I understood that correct? N1120A is correct, there is one nuance of US ATC and it comes down to grammar though too. The regulation to enter C and D is 2 way r...

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by bluecrew
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Here is an interesting youtube video of a former Twitter employee who I assume was one of the ones who Musk fired his first day in office, as opposed to one of the ones who quit. It really goes to show that the "grass isnt always greener" directed to those who quit. It really seems they w...

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by bluecrew
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 261
Views: 8091

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

That make sense. However talking point of some of those people I was referring to aren't even saying technology will work, they are just saying things won't work and we are all doomed regardless. I mean, they're not wrong. Wet bulb heat events are probably 10-15 years off, but heatwaves could rende...

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by bluecrew
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 192
Views: 22798

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

Crew carry-on vs. checked bags: Crews for European airlines seem to always check their bags at the ticket counter and wait at bag claim with all of the regular pax, while US airline crews never (ever) check their bags - they always have their carry-ons with them. Given how fluid airline crew staffi...

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by bluecrew
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2273

Re: 4 College students murdered

4 people can't be killed by hand without something being seen or heard. Agree, one of the things people get misled by movies and TV shows with is that murders are very quiet. There was some sort of interview with a crime scene investigator, long-form, that I saw many years ago. He went into disturb...

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by bluecrew
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus descent procedure?
Replies: 26
Views: 2436

Re: Airbus descent procedure?

It's been about six years since I flew the 'bus but if I recall correctly, there is a deceleration point that changes the FMS speed target from the planned descent speed to the 250/10000' restriction. You may need to help it out with speed brakes. The danger of going to an open descent while on a v...

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by bluecrew
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 32752

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

I have to wonder, could he be destroying twitter on purpose? Noone can be this inept, especially someone with a proven track record of doing business. You may not like his cars or how he treats employees, but he knows how to make a dollar or two. Could this be a money laundering scheme or a tax dod...

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