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by c933103
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45002

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Well here I am 5 months after posting and we are currently at $1.89L in my area. Over five months it was as high as $2.23 and a low of $1.79 just a few weeks ago. My area is notoriously high all the time then all other surrounding areas. I gave up on the why. Why is ~US$2 per L of gasoline consider...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Something interesting I have been noticing in American cities ever since gas prices spiked that I have never seen before are people actually rethinking using their cars. I have noticed Americans walking, carpooling, biking, using the metro, and reducing the times they drive alone to exclusively to ...

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by c933103
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 81
Views: 4873

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

IIRC Taiwan government claim the missiles were above atmosphere when some of them fly across the island

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by c933103
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 67543

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

TV: Hong Kong government allow SinoVac vaccination for kid down to 6 months old

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by c933103
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 81
Views: 4873

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

As others have said, AF2 also might create a more antagonistic perception in the eyes of the Chinese. Personally, I don't think it matters one jot to the Chinese if she arrived on a C-40 rather than a C-32. The simple fact is, she arrived in Taiwan on a USAF plane in those colours and didn't "...

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by c933103
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 81
Views: 4873

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

But then isn't Russia also viewing Ukraine through the same light, with Euromaidan? Hence China could also do to Taiwan what Russia is doing to Ukraine now. That's why China doesn't support the Russian invasion, and calls for the war to stop, etc. They don't want the two situations to be conflated,...

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by c933103
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 2723

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022

caused you wish yourself to-the-hell

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by c933103
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 81
Views: 4873

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

This is a decent take on why China CCP freak out over anything that offers Taiwan greater legitimacy and apparent independence" China’s leaders and propaganda machine constantly emphasize how “Western-style” liberal democracies, with all its advertised luxuries and freedoms, are a fool’s erran...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2961

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Less of them, for sure. Which depending on where you stand can be a good or a bad thing. If the farmers need subsidies and tarriffs to remain in business they shouldn’t be farming, I don’t it’s in the best interests of taxpayers to keep unsustainable industries afloat. Back in 1984 The NZ govt remo...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 2723

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022

Terminally uncurable Chuunibyou, that's bad.

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by c933103
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 1920

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Such situations destroy the argument of the "pro-lifers" that there are options to not get pregnant. When push comes to shove, they show their true colors : such options are to be banned, too. Aren't those people consistent in that? They believe sex is a divine mean of reproduction Thus s...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2961

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

So how is the NZ dairy and meat industries profitable when there are no govt subsidies nor are there import duties as a barrier for foreign imported food? It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. If there is more and more backlash to these kinds of envi...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1861

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

The Russia thing should not be a surprise to anyone. What infuriates me domestically is how these heavily sunny states have such little capacity in terms of solar, which would at least help with peak demand times. Maybe Texans can shut off the AC for a bit if they don't like anyone outside messing ...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

https://ec.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/4003517
Shenzhen government tell major companies to operate normally by enclosing their sites/factories, having all workers stay inside to continue working in the next 7 days.
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https://ec.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/4003517
Shenzhen government tell major companies to operate normally by enclosing their sites/factories, having all workers stay inside to continue working in the next 7 days.

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by c933103
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2022
Replies: 135
Views: 3664

Re: Word Game Q3 2022

Force

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by c933103
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak...what could it mean to commercial aviation???
Replies: 31
Views: 8733

Re: Monkeypox outbreak...what could it mean to commercial aviation???

Really depends on how the virus itself would evolve. Especially in term of transmission.

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by c933103
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express's freight airport in Hubei, China enter service.
Replies: 0
Views: 416

SF Express's freight airport in Hubei, China enter service.

After the plan officialy approved five years ago, the airport just next to Wuhan opened on July 17. Previous thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1381113&p=20210845 Official news from China: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-07-17/Asia-s-first-professional-freight-airpor...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A prominent study on cause of Alzheimer’s Disease was fabricated/tampered, according to investigation
Replies: 1
Views: 352

A prominent study on cause of Alzheimer’s Disease was fabricated/tampered, according to investigation

https://www.biospace.com/article/claims-of-data-fabrication-could-set-alzheimer-s-research-back-by-almost-two-decades/ "Scientific Community Questions Anti-Amyloid Theory - the Basis for Seminal Alzheimer's Work" https://www.science.org/content/article/potential-fabrication-research-images...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 2792

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Today, the first scheduled passenger flight of GBA departed HKG for BKK as HB660 with 2 passengers on board. This marks the beginning of the airline's twice weekly service between the cities. The airlines defend that despite a total of two passengers observed boarding through Hong Kong airport bord...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports
Replies: 226
Views: 51371

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

This is ignorant. The same India that is part of the Quad, has cancelled several Russian military orders post-Ukraine invasion, is increasingly buy US defense equipment (including C17s, C130Js, P-8s and AH-64s in the last decade) is going to tell its airlines to buy MC-21s? Where do people come up ...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?
Replies: 72
Views: 15368

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?

Are the 787s going to be A330 replacements or will they complement them and we'll see new routes added? From what I've heard, it's a mix. When they were ordered, there were talks of London or other continental European destinations (maybe FRA, lots of Germans who visit Hawaii) happening. Obviously ...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

The CCP under Xi has a trend for dismantling foreign influence in China. The fact that most of the foreign internet is inaccessible from China is well-known. It is also forbidden to use foreign-published textbooks in Chinese schools, private English language schools have been outlawed, and English ...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 2792

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Today, the first scheduled passenger flight of GBA departed HKG for BKK as HB660 with 2 passengers on board. This marks the beginning of the airline's twice weekly service between the cities. The airlines defend that despite a total of two passengers observed boarding through Hong Kong airport bord...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1861

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

Off shore wind farms would be tough to have in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes would smash them to bits if they weren't heavily built. If there are wind farms in the North Sea capable of withstanding heavy storms, I'm sure there's the possibility of making a windfarm capable of withstanding at least...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 22, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 2723

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022

Adversarial Beings of Extraterrestrial Origin!

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by c933103
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 67543

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/162861bf7096b091767bc84e69dad452da9c14c2 Japan planning to offer fifth vaccine booster shot this autumn, as ~5-6 months would have passed since high risk groups got fourth dose, and the fifth dose is expected to be based on Omicron-based vaccines. It is said that Pf...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

https://ec.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/3993910

There is a report citing German media that, China not approving Pfizer-Biontech vaccine is a tic for tac against Germany's refusal to approve Chinese vaccines
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https://ec.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/3993910

There is a report citing German media that, China not approving Pfizer-Biontech vaccine is a tic for tac against Germany's refusal to approve Chinese vaccines

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by c933103
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3167

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

In 2020 some state legislatures tried to pick electors different from election result. Wouldn't having state legislature picking electors and have state governor only having administrative role, enable such behavior?

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by c933103
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 2723

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022

midsummer night's mistimed Christmas party

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by c933103
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3167

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Only slates of electors submitted by the governor of a state, after selection by the state legislature, can be accepted by Congress for certification. I take it as meaning that electors need botha state's governor and legislature's agreement? In a disputed election, both candidates must be given ac...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global warming and water bombers
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Global warming and water bombers

The frequency and scale are abnormal but aren't some degree of forest fire part of normal forest lifecycle?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily
Replies: 53
Views: 11591

Re: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily

I highly doubt that Chicago has the second highest number of Serbian nationals outside of Belgrade. People of Serbian ancestry sure, but Serbian citizens? I find that far-fetched. And how many of those people of Serbian ancestry have recent Serbian roots like a grandparent or parent? Doubtful very ...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to shed 3,000 employees
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: JAL to shed 3,000 employees

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/0d3e2 ... e135d961b5
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It is interesting that they expect to reduce the revenue share of the mainline JAL business yet they put more staff into milage program, and describe the milage program as non-aviation business
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/0d3e2 ... e135d961b5

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by c933103
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOGM29AFN0Z20C22A6000000/ It is reported that North Korea want to restore international freight train connecting to China, in order to alleviate shortages in the country, however China is being hesitate as they worry about the risk of the virus getting into China f...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

https://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news/%E6%9D%8E%E5%85%8B%E5%BC%B7%E7%A8%B1%E5%B0%87%E6%81%A2%E5%BE%A9%E5%9C%8B%E9%9A%9B%E8%88%AA%E7%8F%AD-%E4%B8%AD%E5%9C%8B%E8%88%AA%E7%A9%BA%E8%82%A1%E7%9B%A4%E4%B8%AD%E5%8B%81%E6%8F%9A-054611549.html Li KQ, China's Premier, announced procedural restore and increase in i...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

https://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news/%E6%9D%8E%E5%85%8B%E5%BC%B7%E7%A8%B1%E5%B0%87%E6%81%A2%E5%BE%A9%E5%9C%8B%E9%9A%9B%E8%88%AA%E7%8F%AD-%E4%B8%AD%E5%9C%8B%E8%88%AA%E7%A9%BA%E8%82%A1%E7%9B%A4%E4%B8%AD%E5%8B%81%E6%8F%9A-054611549.html Li KQ, China's Premier, announced procedural restore and increase in in...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Re: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.

casinterest wrote:
The Nazi party has finally won in Russia after 80 years.

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to say they reverted to how they were before ~1985?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 67543

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.worldjournal.com/wj/story/121474/6463957 A 98 years old in Shanghai developed serious side effect after being vaccinated in what being described as without consent. Shanghai government reject the idea, claiming that consent was obtained, but the document was sent to the doctor and thus c...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5560

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Recently Japanese government explicitly tell its citizens do not try to save power by keeping the AC off even when necessary as it have led to ten of thousand per day being sent to hospital due to heat stroke, even when Japanese government have issued power supply shortage cautionary watch. Imagine...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5560

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

The truth is most people aren't willing to make the true sacrifices to make a change. Stop buying stuff, stop flying places, stop driving your car, turn off your AC. Recently Japanese government explicitly tell its citizens do not try to save power by keeping the AC off even when necessary as it ha...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5560

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

While inhibiting climate change is essential, response and mitigation of its effect is also necessary, including introducing technologies like air conditioners across more widespread area or provide additional water resupply facilities across cities to ensure QoL and health of citizens can be more o...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 658
Views: 14771

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.am730.com.hk/%E6%9C%AC%E5%9C%B0/%E5%A4%BE%E5%85%AC%E4%BB%94%E6%A9%9F%E5%BA%97%E8%A2%AB%E6%8C%87%E6%AF%8B%E9%A0%88%E9%A0%98%E7%89%8C%E7%85%A7%E5%8F%AF%E7%B6%93%E7%87%9F-%E5%BE%8B%E6%94%BF%E5%8F%B8%E4%B8%8D%E6%9C%8D%E6%8F%90%E4%B8%8A%E8%A8%B4/329224 Hong Kong government sue a shop that let...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats as the Party of Life
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: Democrats as the Party of Life

Two people in Seattle working at the minimum wage and full time are just at the edge of being able to afford a 1 bedroom apartment within about 5-10 miles from city center. World class cities need a lot of minimum wage workers - food service, hospitals, retail etc - if they are doing essential work...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: China international borders reopening thread

https://www.881903.com/news/local/2448794/%E6%BE%B3%E9%96%80%E5%A2%9E27%E5%AE%97%E7%A2%BA%E8%A8%BA-%E5%85%A8%E6%B0%91%E6%AA%A2%E6%B8%AC3%E5%80%8B%E6%A8%A3%E6%9C%AC%E9%99%BD%E6%80%A7 Macau's "relative stationary state" got extended 5 days as the 10th round of city-wide PCR testing scheme di...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2674

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

Our election system sucks. There should be a non-partisan primary where, if nobody gets above 50%, then the top 2 candidates go into a runoff. Problem with top 2 entering second round system is that, if you have 10 candidates, 8 with similar strength competing for the middle 60% votes, while 2 othe...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 658
Views: 14771

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/779158/%E9%99%A2%E8%88%8D-%E7%AC%AC%E4%BA%94%E6%B3%A25-2%E8%90%AC%E9%99%A2%E5%8F%8B%E6%9F%93%E7%96%AB-%E8%91%B5%E9%9D%92%E5%8D%80%E6%9C%80%E5%A4%9A-3%E5%8D%80%E5%AE%89%E8%80%81%E9%99%A2%E6%AD%BB%E4%BA%A1%E7%8E%87%E9%81%94%E4%B8%80%E6%88%90 Ho...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 658
Views: 14771

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2022071401016&g=eco
Japan Keidanren also suggest downgrading corona's legal classification on the official list of transmission disease to same as seasonal flu.
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https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2022071401016&g=eco
Japan Keidanren also suggest downgrading corona's legal classification on the official list of transmission disease to same as seasonal flu.

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by c933103
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E1-175 re-engine choices after 2027: how to be both regulator and scope compliant?
Replies: 113
Views: 13233

Re: E1-175 re-engine choices after 2027: how to be both regulator and scope compliant?

E175-E2 doesn’t work at mainline costs. E2-195 would be the mainline choice. Btw I saw Embraer said the E1-175 meets the 2028 standards (but was not very clear at all and no details). I’ve heard people say that before, but I don’t necessarily buy it. Economics don’t work “as well” (that’s the silen...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2674

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

Our election system sucks. There should be a non-partisan primary where, if nobody gets above 50%, then the top 2 candidates go into a runoff. Problem with top 2 entering second round system is that, if you have 10 candidates, 8 with similar strength competing for the middle 60% votes, while 2 othe...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats as the Party of Life
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: Democrats as the Party of Life

frmrCapCadet wrote:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/two-thirds-of-wa-counties-had-more-deaths-than-births-this-past-year/

By and large the counties as growing versus shrinking coincide with voting Democratic versus Republican.

... Isn't it a result of urbanization making city population younger?

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