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by par13del
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

The judicial branch has virtually no involvement in foreign policy or defense whatsoever. The judicial branch get's involved when one party in congress says that POTUS does not have the ability to deploy troops without their consent, when such items are raised it goes to the judicial branch, that i...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2469

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

If that’s the case then why aren’t Americans getting excited by ODI and 20/20 cricket, there’s action, strategy, excitement, the short forms of cricket are much better spectator sports than incredibly boring baseball. If you tinker with some rules you may get test cricket back to its lofty lore, th...

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by par13del
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The trend in hospitalizations isn't good. https://ourworldindata.org/covid-hospitalizations Vaccinations are proven to reduce spread. Vaccinated are far less likely to be asymptomatic too: https://www.verywellhealth.com/cdc-study-covid-19-transmission-vaccines-5121080 Please read the above. Vaccina...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

The US has repeatedly gone on with wars and faux nation building. A lot of naïve defense and state department people persuade locals to fight our war and then are abandoned. And it is usually Republicans but not always who abandon them. Since the wars are conducted by USA military personnel doing t...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

The US has repeatedly gone on with wars and faux nation building. A lot of naïve defense and state department people persuade locals to fight our war and then are abandoned. And it is usually Republicans but not always who abandon them. Since the wars are conducted by USA military personnel doing t...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The entire world was shut down and the G8 did not think to do anything then about combined vaccine production, heck they did not even do that for regular PPE equipment and then current treatment options before the vaccines were generated, so what is the difference now, the world situation was worse...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

Ok, let's back track here, how is this any different from those left behind in Viet Nam and Iraq after those encounters ended? Any incentive for persons not to assist the USA during in-country disputes has been in place a long time ago, the mindset that existed after the end of WWII has long since ...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

Ok, let's back track here, how is this any different from those left behind in Viet Nam and Iraq after those encounters ended? Any incentive for persons not to assist the USA during in-country disputes has been in place a long time ago, the mindset that existed after the end of WWII has long since p...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The entire world was shut down and the G8 did not think to do anything then about combined vaccine production, heck they did not even do that for regular PPE equipment and then current treatment options before the vaccines were generated, so what is the difference now, the world situation was worse ...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 67
Views: 4483

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

...or starting a discussion on how the private sector has removed the exclusivity of the military industrial complex to space, even if for a minute or two. The rest of the citizens of the world who do not have large militaries to fly jets can now dream about one day seeing their planet from high abo...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Did you come across hesitancy numbers by race and age group? There are several story lines, but they don't add up. Hesitancy is high among Republicans, African Americans and young. Doesn't make sense. Ignoring the other two for a moment, I can understand the young, in the initial phases of the pand...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Did you come across hesitancy numbers by race and age group? There are several story lines, but they don't add up. Hesitancy is high among Republicans, African Americans and young. Doesn't make sense. Ignoring the other two for a moment, I can understand the young, in the initial phases of the pand...

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by par13del
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

So compared to countries like Guatemala, or Venezuela for example, you think that Cuba is worst?
The level of education in Cuba I think is worthy of praise, it does beat most of South and Central America.

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by par13del
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5995

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Perhaps a large part of the problem is that the states have become lazy and just choose to have their infrastructure fall apart while waiting on the Feds to bail them out, a lot of infrastructure is at the state level, all roads and bridges and not assigned to interstate infrastructure.

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by par13del
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Interesting, the USA government maintains the embargo because it wants to effect regime change in Cuba and that is the tool selected, perhaps we need more details on how the embargo is supposed to accomplish that task, then we may all be on the same page singing to the same tune. Obviously the embar...

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by par13del
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 94924

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

There is disturbing silence on this issue from the UK government - who actually seem to be doing everything they can to deliberately infect every child under 18. All recent talk of regulations and vaccine programmes studiously ignored any suggestion that schools will be affected or children vaccina...

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by par13del
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 94924

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

What I find really strange is the apparent huge number of health workers that were against the vaccine until they heard they will not get paid anymore if no vaccine.... Based on what I have seen here and read about in other countries, that is normal. My opinion, a lot of people get into the industr...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 94924

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I must admit to being confused, if 1.7 million sign up in a day because folks want to eat out, how come the authorities did not know that "power" existed, if they announced that a couple months ago, France would be much further ahead. A.Net required caveat - It would have made no differenc...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Let's not forget the Euro 2020 tournament, lot's of no mask assembly even when they travelled for away matches.
There was some tentative figures seen on a web site, will revisit if found will post.

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by par13del
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Interesting, you strike me as a liberal leaning person based on your posts, yet it appears you only worry about business, not the human element. So quite a contradiction, when liberals always pretend to care about humans and not business. At one point, one becomes a human to at least feel a bit for...

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by par13del
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

It's a business, and the dollars are an issue. at this point the team is probably still playing the odds that he is somehow not guilty. I expect they have lawyers trying to figure a way out of this. Difference is that the team can easily recover, unless as in the past high profile college coach sca...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

Sadly those who are rich, celebrities or have political pull can far too often get away with predicate crimes that if they faced treatment like normal people for them wouldn't have got to the levels as with Bauer. What I would like to see in all professional sport by negotiations is team owners and...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Interesting coverage by CNN of the Right Wing Media and their anti-science anti-vax screeching that is costing the US in a rise in cases and a probably rise in deaths, https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/07/14/fox-news-newsmax-vaccine-misinformation-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/business-media/ ...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

The widespread support for leftist government is the idea that the 'government provides'. The the 'government must take care of us'. I know because I worked in many Latin American nations. Unfortunately for these people, their politicians take advantage of this, and one major hindrance to their eco...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Additional reactions from the Cuban government, now the interesting part is how many Canadians and Europeans are lining up to take in supplies to the country. Not looking for too much push from the American side, I can only imagine if there is a mad rush of Cubans living in the USA to travel to Cuba...

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by par13del
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5904

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July

The amount charged in taxes is not a limitation in the sense of freedom of movement. I don't think it is the job of the EU to make traveling cheaper perse. The job is the harmonization of markets and making traveling easier. In a nutshell in a wealthy society, cheaper does not equate to easier and ...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2422
Views: 164622

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In Chile did they start booster shots with the Chinese vaccines, I thought I read where that was being looked at when the surges started.

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Are you saying the embargo is having no impact. I don't think anyone will come out and say that - politically incorrect -, but since the embargo has been in place for decades and the Communist government still exist, one can politically claim that anything taking place in Cuba has nothing to do wit...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

If the US scrapped their sanctions, then the reasons for Cuba's problems would be much clearer. Interesting. Venezuela's economy and the country is in shambles, and it wasn't due to a US embargo. Nonetheless they still hold on to power and they blame the US. Who is they, the politicians who run the...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Why would the followers in country believe anything the benevolent foreigners have to say about the leadership as if they really care about the plight of the people? How hard is it to tell the locals that the troubles in country are due to foreigners who do not want to see the locals succeed but rat...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5904

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

The issue is the Chicago convention, the EU is made up of 27 countries so an EU wide tax would be in breach of the Chicago convention. Actually, it would not be a breach of this convention, it doesn't say anywhere that no one can tax aviation, it doesn't even mention tax in the original text. Perha...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5904

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

Why would you need to split the business because of the tax? One does not need to split the business, the reason why "international" carriers not domiciled in the EU may have an advantage is because those in the EU may try to minimize the effect of the tax by spreading the increase cost a...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5904

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

Why would you need to split the business because of the tax? One does not need to split the business, the reason why "international" carriers not domiciled in the EU may have an advantage is because those in the EU may try to minimize the effect of the tax by spreading the increase cost a...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5904

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

But OP is wrong, non-EU airlines will not get any benefits out of that because there will be no tax on any flight leaving the EU. So CDG-IST (no tax no matter who is the carrier), CDG-ATH (taxed no matter who is the carrier). So you think the end game for the EU carriers is to have one company do i...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

I won't speak for Aesma, but if you ignore the word "principle" and focus on the rest of his point, what is the embargo actually doing? The bigger ignored issue as of now is the massive number of claims filed in USA courts for damages when Batista supporters fled Cuba and Castro nationaliz...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5995

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

So conservatives are abandoning local small governments? It seems to me that the Big Lie is being followed to the detriment of Freedom. The voting laws in Texas are not based on need, but rather on Lies. Doesn't that rattle any conservatives that you know ? It seems that justifying restrictions on ...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I understand you mean Apartheid must have been all about money. But I think you give Apartheid too much credit. Money is very important to keep people well and achieve humanitarian goals. And the ANC is utterly failing to do that. It is humiliating for the people who said The previous government ha...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Money from all over the world keeps a fascist islamocracy in Saudi Arabia etc. in power and I'm sure the devices you use to browse a.net are made for the most part in autocratic commie China. Ahh, but following the spirit of this thread, Saudi Arabia has something to trade, oil and the money they r...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

The question still remains from all against the embargo in this thread. What will the end to the embargo do? The end of the embargo will allow those who fled to the USA and formed the political movement to attempt to return to Cuba to elevate the country back to its hey days. Unfortunately, when th...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

They couldn't - they had to finish screwing over the middle class whites. The apartheid regime was a giant wealth engine for a few select conglomerates and connected families. If you look at old films from the 1960s on Youtube of holidaygoers in Cape Town and elsewhere, they are all rich people. Th...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 339743

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Southwest has struggled over the last few years to really keep what it HAS been offering at BOS going. It seems like with every new schedule, flights are slowly chopped, or frequencies are cut from 3x a day to 2x a day or 1x a day -- or just weekly. They have become basically a hub airline for BOS,...

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5995

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Ok, so in one breath you say they were always racist and now they are weird because Trump lost, methinks as you said this predated Trump, just conveniently ignored. The movement that elevated Trump only came out of the woodwork, they were always there, just ignored, to our peril apparently.

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by par13del
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5995

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Well since they were not appointed to the house, perhaps the issue is deeper than just their leadership, look at the voters maybe?
It does also highlight the GOP overall strategy to focus on local government while the Dems focus on capital hill, is all politics first local?

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by par13del
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 5995

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/06/oregon-senate-republicans-leave-the-state-to-avoid-climate-bill-vote.html Republicans in Oregon did this two years ago, with similar indignity from the Democrats. The difference is that the Dems there were proposing legislation to address a real problem (...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

No deflection at all. Biden could get rid of it with one swipe of the Pen. I mean he has signed how many EOs? Why hasn't he? Interesting reading, does make one wonder why no one has tried, in any event, it would be very interesting to see the extent the US Cuban lobby would go to prevent / challeng...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157123

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

Yep...and a blue chip airline where the type is a core of its long-term fleet strategy and will invest in onboard product for consistency across its brand. Makes it easier to place and either get them off your hands or not have to deal with ongoing "churn" of less-stable airlines. This th...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I have family that live in SA, and they have stated that the police and army are just standing around and watching the carnage take place. We se them using shotguns, would you suggest they deploy the military and use regular rifles and machines guns? If we do not want mass shootings perhaps a full ...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Blaming the embargo for the disaster in Cuba is an old lame excuse. They trade with Russia, and China and many other US hating nations. Why would they need the US? The regime just needs a culprit for all of their disasters, and the US embargo is a great excuse, so as not to be held accountable for ...

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by par13del
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 88706

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Anyone who is seriously telling me that POS JFK merits 4x and POS MCO 2x must be on some sort of medication. Well it all depends, the local carrier is in competition with how many foreign carriers, definitely more than one, and since they do not have the feed from a larger domestic / Caribbean netw...

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by par13del
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

What are the protests about? I saw something about people having internet access and finding out Cuba isnt doing well on Covid front or something? And then I saw Cuba made 5 vaccines and they cant distribute to their peoples because of the US embargo which is limiting access to syringes and medical...

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