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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: 2065

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: 154
Views: 7427

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: 58
Views: 3244

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: 5034

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: 522
Views: 24293

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: 254
Views: 24423

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: 255
Views: 51418

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: 255
Views: 51418

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: 710
Views: 55973

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: 3864

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: 2430

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: 2430

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: 1834

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: 4766

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: 4766

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: 6377

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: 3866

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: 4766

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: 3664

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: 4197

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: 3513

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: 15859

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: 1451

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: 6254

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: 2167

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: 3236

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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by bhill
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 562
Views: 35383

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Meanwhile, on Fox News......Democrats want to take your guns followed by Benghazi, the greatest moments of the 33 hearings ending with "how to bury your head in the sand". Interesting how you mention Benghazi. I seem to recall that Hilary Clinton showed up to testify at the Benghazi heari...

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by bhill
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 30
Views: 3272

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

Ok, we all live in a supply and demand world. I understand that. The price goes up and this is suppose to curtail demand and accelerate competition to bring more commodities to the market. But with oil and natural gas, price change will not affect demand very much. I gotta drive to work, heat my ho...

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by bhill
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Plot Foiled At Idaho Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Riot Plot Foiled At Idaho Pride

I've never heard Coeur d'Alene described as a suburb of Spokane, but I suppose it is since they are only 34 miles away from each other. I always pictured this part of Idaho as white supremacy country. I've never heard of it described that way, either. Ohhh...it VERY much is. All those "do good...

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by bhill
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4558

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

And? Why do individuals in Canada need the firearm? Here in Australia, legal handguns outside policing/security are explicitly linked to membership of and training at registered gun clubs, with storage in approved gun safes. Would it be a big issue if the sport withered away - not for my mind. Mayb...

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by bhill
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4558

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

NIKV69 wrote:
I never understood Canada but it seems the people there seem to be content with the government telling them what to do. To each their own.


The Government ARE the People....just like the US....it is called "Representation"

Civics 101.....

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by bhill
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 562
Views: 35383

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Meanwhile, on Fox News......Democrats want to take your guns followed by Benghazi, the greatest moments of the 33 hearings ending with "how to bury your head in the sand". Interesting how you mention Benghazi. I seem to recall that Hilary Clinton showed up to testify at the Benghazi heari...

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by bhill
Wed May 18, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498091

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I think the reason the Chinese are not saying anything is because they are going to have to lawyer up. And they sure as hell are not going to say ANYTHING until the lawyers approve it. How was the Germanwings case litigated?

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by bhill
Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498091

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

From the Seattle Times: "This month, Wu Shijie, a safety official from Civil Aviation Administration of China, cautioned against a plethora of theories about the crash that have spread online within China. Some of these theories have suggested pilot suicide as a cause of the crash. Chinese avia...

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by bhill
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498091

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

The comms silence from the cockpit is going to be very informative. This seems to be a point that folks are missing.

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by bhill
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1980s NATO-Warsaw Pact hot war?
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: 1980s NATO-Warsaw Pact hot war?

Well, I was stationed in West Germany back in the day, and the common phrase was "Quantity has a quality of it's own". And "The Hof border/Fulda Gap is 4 minutes by jet fighter.." The Soviets had ALOT more weight in armor and men, I suspect that NATO may have had a tough time wit...

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by bhill
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14705

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

Well, the Russian people have had ALOT at least a generation of Western exposure of goods and services, Levi's, rock and roll, etc, and will hopefully depose him ala East Germany. And to be frank, the history of Russia has shown, it knows how to deal with "unpopular" despots.....

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by bhill
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8802

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Yes, but WHY did he vote no?

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by bhill
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2535

Re: NHS privitized?

Bad idea....how much would a vial of insulin cost then...?

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by bhill
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6507

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Welp, I remember a flight from Ft. Benning to Ft. Irwin on a C-141...All the pilot had to do was to open the deflector baffles on the doors for troops to jump out of.....airplane slowed down real quick...got kinda bumpy too!!.

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by bhill
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 21523

Re: Texas abortion law

At last, Texas is doing it right. About time to challenge the fallacy that an abortion is a 'constitutional right'. If Democrats believe abortion should be federally protected, they can if they wish enact federal legislation protecting it. Not hiding under the false pretense that this is in the con...

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by bhill
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 21523

Re: Texas abortion law

I was always to understand that to bring suit against another party, actual damages did or will occur against the plaintiff. So how is exercising ones' legal activity, an abortion, actionable by filing a lawsuit? I think this law will be thrown out when someone attempts to sue for damages they have ...

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by bhill
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at KPAE??
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Southwest at KPAE??

Just now watched a SW 737 on final..I live in Lynnwood. As I do not think civilian 737s are worked on there, and UA leaving, are they interested in slots?

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by bhill
Wed May 05, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 2302

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

Well, when one goes waving red flags and cell phones around bragging about what is in them....he shoulda kept his pie hole shut..."stupid is, as stupid does..."

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by bhill
Wed May 05, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3661

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Can someone explain what the issue with state-issued drivers licenses are? I'd assume in a country like the US, that while every state has little differences, their drivers licenses would all include all the necessary information to use for domestic travel. (Photo, name, DOB, etc.) Were the differe...

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by bhill
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 8194

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

There has been PLENTY of time and U.S. monies spent or donated...20 years... for Afghanistan to train and equip a modern day military. If the Afghans do not want to participate in the defense of it's country...so be it.

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by bhill
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 19781

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

4. Prohibition of food/water assistance to people waiting in line. This is just nuts - unless the state will massively expand voting hours or drop box locations, long lines like we saw last year will return. Ridiculous and inhumane. The law notes that election workers can set up water tables. What ...

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by bhill
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Planning a Large Party at Mar-A-Largo for New Year's
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Trump Planning a Large Party at Mar-A-Largo for New Year's

Did the guests pay for the "invite?"

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