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by bhill
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate in US Armed Forces Removed as Part of Spending Bill
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate in US Armed Forces Removed as Part of Spending Bill

As a US Army medic Vet, I was on many "shot teams" to keep soldiers' immunizations up to date. This makes absolutely no sense. During the 1st week at boot camp you become a pin cushion getting all of the immunizations needed to live in close proximity to others. Plus if you are going to be...

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by bhill
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Russia turning to the East for relationships?
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Is Russia turning to the East for relationships?

Nahhh....I cannot see the Russian Oligarchs getting along with the Chinese Communists......

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by bhill
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

Shitcan the gateway they supplied and purchase a higher quality, more secure router, something from Cisco or Ubiquity. I went all Ubiquity UniFi products and decide when firmware updates are performed, not my ISP.

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by bhill
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13171

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

DocLightning wrote:
So I have a concern: the GOP House has stated that they will, under no circumstances, allow the debt ceiling to go up without cuts to SS and Medicare. Obviously, the Democrats will consider no such thing.


As long as the Dems hold the Senate, never gonna happen...

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by bhill
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13171

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Matt Gaetz Says He 'Ran Out of Stuff to Ask For' From McCarthy......

Thats it rhat thar....

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by bhill
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 17133

Re: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

How many of us have been on flights in the US when the seatbelt sign was illuminated for the entire flight with nary a bump the whole time? I’ve lost count. So people get up to use the lav, and often flight attendants let it happen. I mean, passengers see flight attendants walking up and down and s...

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by bhill
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 17133

Re: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

Vexing post, as this is one of the worst turbulence situations in commercial aviation in some time. Given that turbulence of even two or three injuries normally makes the news, I am curious as to why you think injuries to over 10% of the pax of a well known airline, in a "western" country...

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by bhill
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 17133

Re: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

A lot of you are making a lot of assumptions about seat belt use. How do you know all of the injuries were the result of unbelted passengers hitting the PSU? With turbulence this bad, it's likely some books, laptops, tablets, phones, bags, and other objects went flying and hit some passengers with ...

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by bhill
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 17133

Re: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

This isn’t, or shouldn’t be, news. The tropics can have nasty, unexpected turbulence. Wear your seatbelt. Not hard. 36 injured people is IS news. What is newsworthy is 36 people STILL don't believe the Captain that air can get bumpy and to wear your seatbelt...ESPECIALLY when the seatbelt sign is i...

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by bhill
Wed Dec 14, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2432

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

The US Constitution allows for "election day" not election week. Voting should ONLY be in person with a photo ID and proof of citizenship with an item such as a passport. The only ones that should be allowed to vote by mail is US Military. Why? The Constitution makes no mention of needing...

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by bhill
Wed Dec 14, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3471

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

I have taken 3000 milligrams of vitamin C and 10000 IU of D3 with K2 daily since spring of 2020 and NO flu, Covid, colds not even a sore throat since I have been on that regiment. This I think will solve a lot of this. One last thing avoid or limit sugar intake as best you can because it will lower...

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by bhill
Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear fusion: harnessing the power of the stars
Replies: 27
Views: 1634

Re: Nuclear fusion: harnessing the power of the stars

This is a "humankind" game changer. Imagine no more burning fossil fuels to generate electricity...even if it means using the heat to just boil water....

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by bhill
Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear fusion: harnessing the power of the stars
Replies: 27
Views: 1634

Re: Nuclear fusion: harnessing the power of the stars

My understanding is that the plasma is contained by magnetic fields. What happens if the magnetic field is removed. The National Ignition Facility uses inertial confinement, not magnetic confinement. A hollow, gold-plated metal cylinder (called a hohlraum) about 5 mm in diameter, containing a froze...

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by bhill
Mon Dec 12, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout
Replies: 132
Views: 5744

Re: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout

...and no mention whatsoever, who was prez when he was arrested. No mention of the most optimal of relationships (in terms of favors) between US & Russian leaders...for two years. Two years later more noise is made of Whelan's plight under 'Bad Call Biden' than ever mentioned in the first two y...

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by bhill
Mon Dec 12, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout
Replies: 132
Views: 5744

Re: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout

Mind you folks, Colonel Comrade Putin is KGB. Wily like a fox. So wily, he knew this trade would cause the dissension here in the ALREADY race polarized US of A. And it's not like any of us are privy to the terms of this trade. I for one think Putin said take it or leave it..the Marine stays......

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by bhill
Mon Dec 12, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3471

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

I hear you Doc, I work at one of the hospitals in Seattle, not Childrens, and we are having to set up Peds units just in case for overflow. I wondered about the efficacy of this years' flu vaccine, thanks for sharing those numbers.

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by bhill
Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Rolling out on Dec.2
Replies: 64
Views: 13969

Re: B-21 Rolling out on Dec.2

So what happened to the other B-3 through B-20 models????

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by bhill
Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Best VPN

I am currently in Europe and was using unlocator VPN in my hotel room etc. I was trying to get onto my YouTube TV account as well as my Spectrum account and neither one will work with a VPN. If I shut down the VPN and just try and stream, it wont allow it as I am out of the "geographical area&...

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by bhill
Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2432

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

Welp: " Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) found that officials identified just 372 possible cases of double voting or voting on behalf of deceased people out of about 14.6 million votes cast by mail in the 2016 and 2018 general elections, or 0.0025 percent." .0025 percent.....

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by bhill
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 4258

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
OMG!!! Thats NOT what he said, he never called for the termination of the constitution! He was being facetious, referring to our corrupt election system and if we don't do something about it then whats the point of the constitution.


His actions speak much louder than his words...

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by bhill
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 4258

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

See, in this delusional world trump and his followers/voters live in, the Constitution only applies to losers. Because either 1) He thinks the Law does not apply to him, and 2) His followers/voters want to toss it and overthrow democracy. I do like the post about the 2nd being tossed out as well......

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by bhill
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 30
Views: 2068

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

" However, a felony conviction could impact its ability to do business or obtain loans or contracts." This rhat here is the most important part of the sentencing...

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by bhill
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2368

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

Not like we have a choice, unless we master all the rules of physics by then. As I understand, Father Sol will greatly expand in size as it uses up it's fuel rendering Earth a cinder. But we have time to get out of the solar system before then. If we do not kill ourselves off first.

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by bhill
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8635

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by bhill
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7695

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Fine, let it crash and burn. Folks wanted it unregulated...there ya go...

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by bhill
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 floor vibration
Replies: 26
Views: 5995

Re: 787-10 floor vibration

Shhh...it's all those gerbils on that really really loooong conveyor belt attached to the turbine shafts.... ;-)

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by bhill
Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

No predictions here. It’ll be a R Congress, however, not a prediction; a certainty. Fear and hate, alright. I fear the Dems will continue to reduce the value of my assets by 8+% a year and hate that they will continue to expand government powers, reducing liberty. What liberties have you lost the l...

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by bhill
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to talk about.....old airlines!
Replies: 288
Views: 30835

Re: Time to talk about.....old airlines!

And NW airlines. Free upgrades to 1st class from SEA to MSP..Seems the flights were more empty coming from the far east and Hawa'ii. Flew them alot to get back east in the day.

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by bhill
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 349
Views: 70498

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Defeatist attitudes won’t get the required engine either. Did we need a carbon fibre airliner when the previous ones did the job perfectly fine? No, but we did one anyway. Are we just going to fly around for the next 200 years at M0.80? That said Boom will most likely produce no plane. It is not a ...

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by bhill
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 349
Views: 70498

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Look ya'all...The Emperor really is neked!! And it runs on soybean oil!!

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by bhill
Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 737
Views: 59992

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

This: I've read the affidavit. It says that the *previously* retrieved documents contained: - Confidential, secret, top secret, compartmented info and also NOFORN intelligence. NOFORN? That knowledge is not even shared with U.S. allies. - The topics of these documents were human intelligence and sig...

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by bhill
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Stock Buybacks
Replies: 39
Views: 3936

Re: US Airline Stock Buybacks

As long as they are doing it with their own generated PROFITS and not from us taxpayers...fine. If they are doing this with bailout bucks, they need to pay it back, and be prevented from getting the public's largess in the future...

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by bhill
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 2466

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Oh for heavens sake...7-11 has them...rhat there in the snack aisle. Amazon sells 'em as well!!! Wow, this whole thing is just screaming over your head isn't it. It isn't about the availability of them, but the fact that the store actually sells them and the jeebus lover decides that 6 pound, 7 oun...

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by bhill
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 2466

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Oh for heavens sake...7-11 has them...rhat there in the snack aisle. Amazon sells 'em as well!!!

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by bhill
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence remains mum on Jan 6 & Trump
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: Pence remains mum on Jan 6 & Trump

Numba 2 would be the correct answer...remember, trump's MAGA mob wanted to HANG him....

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by bhill
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4825

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

The issue is so evident because you have a presidential system. So everyone in the country votes for the president, yet every vote doesn't count, that's an issue. Many democracies don't have presidents, if they follow the Westminster system all votes aren't equal either, but it's less evident. Usua...

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by bhill
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4825

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Not sure about all these other democracies you are talking about but the US needs the electoral college or small states would never have a voice in the general. Which is why it's place and not going anywhere[/quote] They already do where is counts..in the Senate. Look how ONE Senator from lil Kentu...

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by bhill
Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 6604

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

If I remember well, the Fokker 100 (maybe the F70 aswell) can takeoff normally without any usage of flaps/slats, depending on the conditions. Not so sure about other aircraft... specially MD-80 series! Northwest and Spanair crashes come to mind Ick..Horizon used to have these...like riding on a pie...

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by bhill
Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 4059

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

Welllll...if you had a conveyor belt looong enough.....

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by bhill
Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4825

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

I think the Electoral College is waaay past it's value. The popular vote works in ever other Democracy on the planet...but not in the US? "According to Alexander Hamilton, the Electoral College is if “not perfect, it is at least excellent,” because it ensured “that the office of President will ...

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by bhill
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 46
Views: 3932

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

Mmmmmmmm, Evergreen State Hydroelectric power...I pay $97 a month to the Snohomish County PUD..... :-) 10.5 cents Kw/h.

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by bhill
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 62
Views: 4290

Re: Dominoes Pizza

It's .....fast food pie....you get what you pay for....

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by bhill
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 3569

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

Good! This country is a bad enough cluster fuck with TWO parties....image what it would be like with....well, like France....

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by bhill
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 16065

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

https://apnews.com/article/beijing-china-shanghai-government-and-politics-6ce51d1901b3a5658cc9ef7e62b65000 "BEIJING (AP) — Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and p...

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by bhill
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Defender is not bad, but whatever solution you pick, if you are not running/applying Windows updates, all bets are off....

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by bhill
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: best camera
Replies: 13
Views: 6995

Re: best camera

Hi. What is the best camera brand for professional photography? I dither over Canon and Nikon brands, can you help me? As a Canonista, I can only speak to those brands, for "pro" work, a full frame would work best. I am not a mirrorless user, which would cover the R series of bodies, and ...

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by bhill
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So was it really a plague? The bubonic plague…
Replies: 16
Views: 2195

Re: So was it really a plague? The bubonic plague…

The Black Death, Bubonic plague pandemic killed in between 30% and 60% of the population of Europe. Is it fair to call Covid a pandemic or plague considering these statistics? I know I have not lost any where near 30-60% of my coworkers, family, or friends due to death from Covid. https://worldmedi...

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by bhill
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3282

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

Huh....I wonder how they will explain away the causes of the Civil War?

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