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by par13del
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Back in March, did anyone genuinely think that the MAX would be on the ground for the neck end of 21 months? The course of action was as predicted but the duration is not. Well, the course may be as predicted - but the scope of action increased by a lot. Significant FCC redesign wasn't on the table...

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by par13del
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

Interesting how the early commentary - not on this site - seemed to blame the Marlins, let's see what is said now that a "respected team" has an out-break. Disclaimer, I am a fan of the two time champs. As for sports and Covid-19, the better story will be the non-professional leagues that ...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

To a degree it is subjective, but to some degree it is not. Let's take a fictitious restaurant, "Bistro Pierre." Bistro Pierre offers bottles of wine from $60 to $500. The waiter performs the same service regardless of the bottle of wine ordered. The waiter makes recommendations, opens th...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 416
Views: 15832

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Now is the time for the EU to designate 3 official languages, Spanish, French and German. All pilots entering the EU sphere of influence must communicate in one of those languages, not hard to do since pilots from Europe have been forced to learn English to operate into the airspace of English speak...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 416
Views: 15832

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Hogan mentions that there may be an alternative should the UK not wanting to abide by EU state aid rules....it would just exempt EU companies from the legislation when compateing with an UK company. Strange, but ok. The UK can do whatever they want in their country. The other way around, no joy of ...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 416
Views: 15832

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I suspect once the no deal break is done, if either side wants a trade deal it would be done sooner rather than later, however, since there are opinions that the deal with the EU MUST be done first before a deal with the USA - or is that any other country - it may drag on. The only reason why a deal...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

In just a few years, he has almost completely decimated the strong alliance of nations defending democracy and freedom that the US de facto headed. I thought Bush did that with Gitmo and Obama doubled down on it when he did not shut it down.....what did I miss, the current POTUS was actually restor...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 97
Views: 10867

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

The best argument against single pilot operation I heard so far is how to bring a newly minted pilot up to speed in operating a large aircraft. It means taking a lot of responsibility - psychological responsibility is there, even if automation can do a lot. ...and here in my opinion you revert to t...

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by par13del
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2694

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

bennett123 wrote:
Which the US would never do.

In diplomacy that is irrelevant, if the US orders a Chinese location closed, the Chinese will do the same, whether there is proof or not.
No different that any other western government dealing with China or Russia.

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by par13del
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

I wonder how long the NBA will be able to last even in its bubble. The Covid-19 testing for the NBA in Florida is done daily with results in a day or two while 'regular' people in Florida are waiting up to 3 WEEKS to get their test results. That is unfair, especially to the 99% of people who make a...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2694

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Why would US kick themselves in the foot and close the consulate in HK themselves, though? If I was US I would wait for CCP to go ahead and try to close the HK consulate themselves, just to further prove that it is fully 1C1S (as if you need more proof) It was a thought process of the US going on t...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2694

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

To stay ahead of the game POTUS should voluntarily close the US Embassies in Hong Kong (already removed special status so China should support the affirmation of its one China two systems policy) and another one in one of the industrial cities and do so within 72 hours, since China has not requested...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 198
Views: 16895

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

It may also depend on the chart audience, example, when they say cost per hour of flight, are they talking about the cost of fuel and crew, or the maintenance cost that has to be done on the aircraft AFTER flight?

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by par13del
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The American VS Delta War Timeline
Replies: 23
Views: 5191

Re: The American VS Delta War Timeline

The West Coast War: - American Airlines announces partnership with Alaska Airlines, Alaska to join Oneworld, AA plans SEA-BLR/LHR - February 13, 2020 - American Airlines resumes partnership with Qatar Airways, potential AA to DOH flight, leaving the possibility of SEA-DOH open - February 25, 2020 -...

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by par13del
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 717
Views: 65025

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Imagine if the governments in the Eastern Caribbean had as much focus on expanding the regional travel industry during this Covid pandemic where the infection rates in the region are better known versus once again trying to rely heavily on the European and North American clients. The region survived...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Too many fake news articles around, some say cancel order others say looking for assistance to finance 12 planes others say looking to finance 17, why finance when you want to cancel? Guess we have to wait and see, and since the MAX is not certified to fly and no one knows when that will happen........

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by par13del
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33924

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

People act that way because they seek to transfer the A380 failure to the 777X. Never mind that the 777X is the significant update to the 77W (the aircraft that vanquished the A380), has somewhat fewer seats....... Perhaps another flaw in the thinking is the somewhat fewer seats than the A380. When...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

For a new model, launch customer contract milestones and payments are linked to both certification and production. Boeing will be doing everything possible to not force a customer into making decisions and payments, which they are unwilling or unable (or both) to make at present. Pre-shipment finan...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22377

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

The health care system succeed in increasing capacity fast and with huge numbers and as I understand during the crisis there was always reserve capacity available. Except in China and Europe the number of make shift hospitals that were put up went unused and were eventually closed, another set of n...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 416
Views: 15832

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I don't think we need a debate on why opt outs came about in the first place. Paranoid nationalists/brexiteer types. It is clear that the EU is moving towards further integration, not less. Those are the reforms you will see. Why do you assume that the issues some have identified can only be resolv...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

[quote="N583JB"]
Amazing how some people are so eager to swallow lies hook, line, and sinker.
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That has been the bane of the human race, and to think there are still folks who dislike video recording equipment, including cell phones.

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

oh yeah, its definitely slow, its been 6 months and we are only at 250 hours really, ideally they'd probably like to go faster so they can start reaping the benefits of their investment, but then if their customers are really pressuring them to slow down and push delivery back, i guess it makes sen...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory

it is federal law, not state, that prevails on tribal lands (and child rape is also illegal under federal law). Tugg I've read that because of this, Indians make up a larger share per capita of the federal prison population. Not surprising when their economic activity is stunted, other that those s...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory

Congress should immediately take up the issue, carefully study, and make things right. The court just righted decades of wrongs and broken promises, thousands were killed and repatriated to give the land to those who were in authority, if only those in the past had used the peaceful methods of the ...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: SCOTUS Rules Much of Oklahoma is Still Tribal Territory

How about the fact that child rapists will now be set free due to this ruling? Perhaps an absolute view of the law fails to take into account ones own morals. But hey, this ruling makes many “feel good.” Suggest you re-read the article, if he goes free it will be because the Feds decide not to pros...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 416
Views: 15832

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

So once the UK leaves no one believes that the reforms of the EU whispered about will finally get a look see? Recall that none of the shortcomings that some may have admitted, could be addressed or openly discussed while Brexit was ongoing. The inner core and outer core were openly discussed, I gues...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 97
Views: 10956

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Why exactly is this an issue, did the German government just pony up billions of the tax payers money to Lufthansa? Rather than trying to secure shares, why did they not think to mandate the the funds also be used to comply with the laws? If the airline had gone into "administration" gover...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90784

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

My guess is EK is betting that those pilots that they are letting go will not find work easily elsewhere so once demand pick up they will be able to hire them back quickly. Welcome to capitalism I suppose. It is not easy now for a pilot to get a job at another airline or carrier, but if one is play...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Here's my question: If you stop one person four times more often than another person, will you end up finding more "crime" just for the very reason that you are forcing more opportunities to find something? Tugg I would say yes, the average citizen strives for perfection, does not curse a...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Start off by personal responsibility, follow the law. It is now that every stop is to be filmed and cops harassed. That is for starters. So is the starter the STOP by the police or the feeling among a wide section of the population that the stop by the police is due to skin color of the individual ...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Well if they are getting conversions to the 787, should Boeing be reducing production of the 787 by the numbers they have proposed, someone like EK would need new a/c sooner rather than later if they are involved in a pivot to smaller frames.

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by par13del
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

True, but what about the circumstances? Sitting in bed, after mid-nite, watching TV...suddenly bang, bang, bang. You jump out of bed, grab your gun, your girlfriend right behind you, suddenly the door comes in and there are people standing there. In that move from the noise to the reaction, do you ...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6551

Re: Another day, another Karen...

SF introduces CAREN ACT to outlaw racially motivated 911 calls. I like the law idea but not sure about the name, it shows inherent bias against Karens. One thing is clear, these calls can lead to unnecessary deaths when African Americans are involved. This theory/opinion may be absurd but need to b...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

He never should have been charged in the first place. Kentucky is a "stand your ground" state https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/kentucky-gun-laws-what-you-should-know/#:~:text=Your%20Ground'%20State%3F-,Yes.,has%20no%20duty%20to%20retreat. Yeah, I live in KY. I have a very detailed kn...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Irony one: what brought down the two Max's has nothing to do with said grandfathering. Irony two: While Boeing knows very well how to design and implement a safe non-FBW design as demonstrated by NG, in order to handle the big engines, Boeing had to introduce some form/level of hidden FBW (called M...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 7973

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

Well I guess the mechanics wanted confirmation that they corrected all the problems with the a/c by returning it to flight sooner rather than later after more extensive checks on return to the USA.
Bummer......

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by par13del
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Well the Europeans seem to be pushing for more FBW type tech which is most likely impossible for the MAX since it is not by design FBW, so the fudging with the third AOA sensor and the major changes to the human / machine interface, none of which were required for the NG to be safe. As you say, if t...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

To put it another way: we can find random violent crime in just about every country and society. But not all countries have abuses of police powers and/or internal corruption while claiming to be beacons of freedom and equality under law. I do wonder how come no one is talking about the great organ...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

To put it another way: we can find random violent crime in just about every country and society. But not all countries have abuses of police powers and/or internal corruption while claiming to be beacons of freedom and equality under law. I do wonder how come no one is talking about the great organ...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 2978

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Next: Get it done NOW. The NFL should give the team one additional draft choice (second to third round) if it is finished be the start of Pre Season. 7th Round is not finished in time. Remember that all teams will be pissed if they have to reprint tickets to the Washington Whatevers games. Lost mon...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

A lot of folks are now convinced that if it ain't FBW its not safe, not much for building pilot confidence, but, it is what it is.... Unfortunately, we have proof enough that FBW and Envelope Protection can't always save a plane from poor piloting - AF296, AF447, OZ214, X4888T, etc. ...which get's ...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Trust in the MAX is temporary at best until there is another incident, even if just a runway excursion with no fatalities. The a/c was initially designed in the 19060's and it makes no difference how advanced the wings, engines or electronics are, folks will still say it is not FBW and that will be...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Trust in the MAX is temporary at best until there is another incident, even if just a runway excursion with no fatalities. The a/c was initially designed in the 19060's and it makes no difference how advanced the wings, engines or electronics are, folks will still say it is not FBW and that will be ...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 51614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

And even though many many people on a.net still believe that everyone will forget about the issues and happily fly on the max, why are airlines offering free changes? Because in reality people are still scared of the plane I guess? Well these are the same people who at the height of the pandemic sa...

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by par13del
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

So help me understand this surge in violence. Prior to George Floyd, the issue was aggressive policing of the black population due to violence, and that violence we were told is / was black on black crime, do we assume the aggressive policing was to ensure that the violence in the black communities ...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 28
Views: 1395

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

This suggestion is sensical when Vietnam-Japan have close relationship in the past few years, and Japan have been (reportedly and silently) support Vietnam with money and weapons. Unfortunately the detractors in either country just need to throw the words "comfort women" out there and tha...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

And the problem is, the so-call president IS that much of a nut case that nobody should even trust doing the "right" thing. We all know he is willing to sell out the interest of US if the price is right. See...its not about what China would be doing or not doing....somehow it gets lost in...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6343

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

And just what is normality? Here in NZ we have no known cases out in the general community for some weeks now, no restrictions on gatherings, no social distancing, and no masks. Only a small part of our economy and lifestyle is currently affected. But a big departure from previous normality, in tha...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 28
Views: 1395

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

Now that is simple.... switch recognition from Beijing to Taipei, reactivate the defense cooperation: unsinkable aircraft carrier in the north Taiwan sea. Best regards Thomas The existing POTUS is wind blown enough to do that, unfortunately, remind me who in the world will support him, after all, i...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 1123

Re: Paper Straws

Will have to rely on Google to tell me what we did before they invented plastic straws. I guess someone somewhere decided that it is not polite to drink without a straw, so the civilized folks got hooked on straws, strange how a virus brings us down to earth. Problem with paper straws is that they a...

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