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by Tugger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 169
Views: 23781

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Congrats to the entire crew for being solid professionals. Pilots her her to the ground under control (what control was possible) and the FA (stewardesses :-) ) got the doors open and slides deployed immediately and everyone was evacuated quickly. And no lives were lost. Can't do better than that! S...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 60
Views: 2540

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Anyone know where to find the "offshore platform" on Google Maps (or any other)? I have been looking around the town mentioned in the articles but they all say it is "offshore in the Barents Sea" and that is a big area.

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments

I thought that their business concept was to build the 1st stages [and any boosters] cheap-enough that recovery and refurbishment was not 'value added' or 'value saved'. Well, two things: An aluminum can is really cheap, but it is still of value to recycle. And, recovery allows designers to look at...

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2017

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Where did you get that from? One example https://maritimematters.com/2012/09/ss-united-states-pilgrimage-part-one-a-look-inside/ "Considered sterile by many at the time, her interiors were composed of fireproof materials and heavily employed linoleum, brushed steel, glass and Marinite (panels ...

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: New Air Force One

Sorry, yes it is for adding range, I should not have made a definitive statement. I also made another error, the refueling was not to limit but to increase competition! I went back and found the old thread on this, post 37 has the best info. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1374815 Mo...

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2951

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

More guns, more anything doesn't reduce the incident of the use of that thing. Guns are fine for legal ownership and the fact that there are millions in circulation is also fine. The key thing is guns owners want to follow the law and be legal owners of their firearms and so will follow the law. It ...

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2017

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

the cost. Is everything. It is not worth it. And I LOVE the old ocean liners of the golden era, including the SS United States. Honestly one of my fears that that she might be remade into a joke of her former self without proper resources and die and wither in humiliation. True, but a possible use ...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help in selecting college for aviation management
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Need help in selecting college for aviation management

The one big thing my ERAU degree did for me was help get me hired at a major defense contractor. My boss shared with me after that it told him I had a love for the field that was more than just a job. Aviation was (and is) a passion, and that you can't train for. So I do agree, the Aviation Manageme...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

So people are more supportive of increasing the national debt? I always say: pay your eff'ing bills first! Cut the budget, reduce useless expenses but pay your bills. And for that, if it means getting a second job or increasing taxes then do it. What we have now is useless, big talking liars and I'l...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2017

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Can, or will, the SS United States be used again? No she won't ever be used again for her intended purpose. Yes she can be used again and her best use now is as an artificial reef. Sure she has the "name" but it is just two words that were attached to a ship. They can be attached to anoth...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: New Air Force One

Do they still not have air to air refueling? This will be hard or impossible to add afterwards. So include it please. It's an essentially useless option. It was only included on the last one to limit/exclude competition. The range on this aircraft is such that it will have the ability to land where...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2951

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

You have to be intentionally ignorant to ignore the harsh reality of countries such as China. Do you think it's wise to open doors like that for the mere potential of an infinitesimally smaller chance of being hurt, a potential that may actually be reversed and increase your chances of being hurt? ...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2936

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

Same thing goes for red flag laws. Who interprets what constitutes threatening? And therein lies the problem; you’re talking about taking action against someone without the benefit of due process. Let me simplify “Red Flag Law” for you. The very same folks who report your tweets as ‘offensive’ will...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2936

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

In what states can stores and other such private parties and entities ban open-carry?

Also, in open carry states can a state entity (like a state fair) ban open carry? (I'm thinking it's a public space so maybe not.)

Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2951

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

"Need" isn't the issue, it is the imagined fact that any US citizen has the "right" to and therefore can carry any weapon. Oh except for machine guns, and hand grenades and many other weapons. But for some reason many insist that if they "want" to have any firea... oh s...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2936

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

This is the dumbest problem of "open carry", technically for these type of repeating rifles (don't know for licensed persons open-carrying handguns), I believe they must be unloaded in public. But for everyone else who has learned proper firearm management, you have to assume.... It MUST ...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2936

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

The number one rule for any gun owner: Assume any gun is loaded and approach/handle as such. (However in an odd twist a corollary rule is: An unloaded gun is useless.) This is the dumbest problem of "open carry", technically for these type of repeating rifles (don't know for licensed perso...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 79869

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

So the Points Guy just put out a ranking of the 50 major US airports and SAN is tops! Wow, color me suprised (but pleased) :bigthumbsup: https://thepointsguy.com/news/tpg-best-and-worst-airports-of-2019/ The local paper wrote an article on it. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/tourism/st...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2543

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Tired of the word "assault" being used to describe semi-automatic weapons. It's not the correct legal language to be using. Curious, what else are semi-automatic weapons used for? Not hunting, and generally not for home defense unless you are expecting a coordinated attack by multiple par...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2543

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Curious, what else are semi-automatic weapons used for? Not hunting, and generally not for home defense unless you are expecting a coordinated attack by multiple parties. Yes, they are used for hunting. Yes, they are used for home defense. No, they actually aren't. You can make up that they can be ...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2543

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

You wrote that you had proof that more laws made the populace safer. Where is it? The graph does not support your statement. So is it your contention that laws do not make a populace safer? Driving laws? Banking laws? Sentencing laws? Drug laws? I don't think the point is being made that "more...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2543

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Tired of the word "assault" being used to describe semi-automatic weapons. It's not the correct legal language to be using. Curious, what else are semi-automatic weapons used for? Not hunting, and generally not for home defense unless you are expecting a coordinated attack by multiple par...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2543

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

If you suffer from any mental illness including PTSD which is major one. You should not be allowed to own ANY firearm until you are deemed "stable" by a panel of Psychiatrists. If you were involved in any of the conflicts overseas since 9/11 it should be mandatory that you are deemed &quo...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1992
Views: 229937

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/115 ... 69/video/1

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Yesterday's launch of the AMOS17 satellite was successful, though no booster return (as planned). However at least one half of the fairing was recovered. Good video of it:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/115 ... 69/video/1

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arianespace launches
Replies: 36
Views: 6105

Re: Arianespace launches

https://youtu.be/kQ8HecMG2qs?t=3178

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Interesting how the aerodynamic forces make the fairings "flap" as they depart. Not suprizing of course, just interesting to watch.
https://youtu.be/kQ8HecMG2qs?t=3178

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 63
Views: 3905

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Could an unintended positive outcome of a trade war be that Americans save more and/or pay down debt? No, unlikely. We don't structure our economy that way. We don't want to pay for what we use and will cut our nose off to spite our face. We give too much away (essentially) without any proper fundi...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 63
Views: 3905

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Don't fool yourself, there is significant risk to China and their economy. They are not economically strong enough really since they are dependent on exports, and do not have a truly vibrant internal economy. They are also at a fairly key point, trying to turn on that internal economy for the past f...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 1862

Re: Introverts unite!

Something seems to be being missed in this thread, the fact that an introvert has absolutely no need to change, nor that being an extrovert is somehow "better" that being an introvert. These are essentially definitions of what a person is, how they are personally wired. It is almost like (...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reagan's Daughter: Forgive my Dad for Racist Comments
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: Reagan's Daughter: Forgive my Dad for Racist Comments

The reality is it is a historically fact and a real correction to what is popularly known. But it is not a thing that really affects the day to day lives and what is happening now. You couldn't be anymore wrong with that one. In an increasingly multi-cultural world, middle school, high school and c...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reagan's Daughter: Forgive my Dad for Racist Comments
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: Reagan's Daughter: Forgive my Dad for Racist Comments

So... we have a non-news story really.... Doesn't really change anything, doesn't help anything (or really hurt anything really), just stirs up muck. It is fine to report it, it is a real factual occurrence. But no one should really get spun up about it. But we like to divide ourselves. It is our n...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reagan's Daughter: Forgive my Dad for Racist Comments
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: Reagan's Daughter: Forgive my Dad for Racist Comments

So... we have a non-news story really.... Doesn't really change anything, doesn't help anything (or really hurt anything really), just stirs up muck. It is fine to report it, it is a real factual occurrence. But no one should really get spun up about it. But we like to divide ourselves. It is our ne...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8082

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

God I wish Ms. Haley would challenge for President (she won't, she is smart if anything). Nikki Haley, President Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations, seemed annoyed by her former boss' behavior after he reacted to news that one of his public foes was robbed. President Trump had tweeted t...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3696

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Apparently Democrats think Baltimore is being represented by a racist... "During a congressional hearing in 1999, Cummings said: "This morning I left my community of Baltimore, a drug infested area" where people were "walking around like zombies."" https://www.dailywir...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3696

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

But as a leader what is he doing to LEAD is his speaking to help bring people together and get things addressed? Is he doing that? Is he LEADING with his speeches? OR is he dividing? I have not seen a leader in Trump, I have seen a poor president. Especially in his speeches. Tugg Absolutely, everyo...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs
Replies: 17
Views: 1065

Re: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs

If you think the point of tariffs is to collect money from China, you have no idea how tariffs work. Tariffs make the products from China less competitive because whoever buys them has to pay more for them. Therefore, it artificially makes China less competitive. That is the whole point of this pol...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3696

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Interesting. That quote is from Bernie Sanders, not Trump. It seems to me that there is just a little bit of hypocrisy going on here with the Democrats. It's fine if they point out reality, but not if a Republican points it out. That doesn't seem to be helpful when there are people that are genuine...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 208
Views: 10659

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

This is actually a very good article, the first in a 3 part series, on the problems with "assuming" one side is right over the other. This deals specifically with the problems now occurring with on college campus allegations and potential sexual assaults. One interesting part regarding th...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3696

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So let me ask this: What is wrong with saying that living in Baltimore is like "living in a third world country?" Because it's a repeat of his war on Mexicans. He sows hate for political gain; he offers nothing to solve problems in the inner cities. Delightful fellow he is. Interesting. T...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 2642

Re: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley

And this wasn't just any "normal accident", the plane flew into a cliffside, full on. And basically disintegrated. It was the shrapnel and fuel etc. that apparently injured the people on a ridge above. This is a weird one. The pilot died. Condolences to his/her family. Here is a more curre...

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by Tugger
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs
Replies: 17
Views: 1065

Re: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs

VTKillarney wrote:
johns624 wrote:
The steel company complaining is based in India.

That makes a big difference. Funny how that detail was omitted.

Not really. Chrysler is a US corporation but it is owned by Fiat. Thousands of companies around the world are truly "domestic" companies but have foreign ownership.

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8082

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

It's not the least bit acceptable to call people of color "colored people." I don't use either term but if one is acceptable and one isn't, it shows how come completely absurd political correctness is, they are almost identical terms. If you feel so strongly in your convictions, why don’t...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

Tugg- the issue with CRA wasn't the aggregate number of mortgages, nor the rate of default, it was that it lowered the bar for lending practices by statute. Required equal lending based on census tracts...that was one of the primary criteria, in order to gauge what were "fair" lending pra...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1883

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

This is WRONG...The State does not / should not have the right to kill it's citizens. Besides, death is the easy was out, sitting in a box for the rest of your life is MUCH worse punishment. ^This^ I can't think of a worse punishment than being in solitary for decades... I'd be OK with that if they...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

The Mortgage crisis in the US in 2007-2010 was driven by a lot of external factors. Subprime lending was a major culprit, but there were other drivers that everyone else forgets. 1. Tax Cuts of 2001/2003 allowed more cash into the pockets of consumers. 2. The Fed held rates too low for most of 2002...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

Wasn't a lot of this done under Bush with GOP congress? Clinton modified the Housing & Community Development Act signed by Carter that started the Subprime loan market. Okie The Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 was signed by Gerald Ford and the Housing & Community Development...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 208
Views: 10659

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

This is actually a very good article, the first in a 3 part series, on the problems with "assuming" one side is right over the other. This deals specifically with the problems now occurring with on college campus allegations and potential sexual assaults. One interesting part regarding the...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy overshoot day
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Happy overshoot day

To put it simply, it is one thing to simply claim: This is wrong and I have no solution to offer. And another to state: This is wrong in this, this, this, and this way and here is how I propose to adjust this to address the errors. The author of your link is interesting and it is laudable to point t...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy overshoot day
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Happy overshoot day

I find Overshoot Day to be rather ironic. Pseudoscience to deny climate change is bad. But pseudoscience to create Overshoot Day is good. Shouldn't we just avoid pseudoscience, whatever the purpose is? Is it actually "pseudoscience"? Or an attempt to validate resources against future need...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy overshoot day
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Happy overshoot day

I find Overshoot Day to be rather ironic. Pseudoscience to deny climate change is bad. But pseudoscience to create Overshoot Day is good. Shouldn't we just avoid pseudoscience, whatever the purpose is? Is it actually "pseudoscience"? Or an attempt to validate resources against future need...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?
Replies: 54
Views: 2091

Re: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?

[. The problem with what you stated is that you think we need to prove to you why we choose to exercise our constitutionally protected rights. Believe it or not, when it says “the right of the PEOPLE to keep and hear arms SHALL NOT be infringed” is reason enough for those of us that follow the Cons...

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