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by Tugger
Wed May 26, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 39187

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Am watching the 100 successful launch for SpeaceX. At T+3:33 you see things spinning to the left far below the booster as it reorients to its landing trajectory. I first thought it was the fairings but I don't think so now. Anyone with what they are? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRu-ekesDyY Tugg

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 3891

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

The entire issue of "nuclear disaster" evolves from the fact and failure of designs that do not plan for complete containment and protection against radioactive release. So most current nuclear anything, from bombs to power plants, are potential nuclear disasters. Fukushima was and is a nu...

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by Tugger
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8241

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

I got the following message from USHSR association: Assembly Hearing Tomorrow: California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Draft 2020 Business Plan  There will be a California Assembly Hearing on the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Draft 2020 Business Plan on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 @ 9:00am....

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by Tugger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2829

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

I have said similar regarding California: If you don't like it's politics or policies then you don't have to come here. People are free to do as they wish. They only thing is when another states creates a dangerous situation for other states. And that is not usually known until times passes. Don't ...

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by Tugger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2829

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

I have said similar regarding California: If you don't like it's politics or policies then you don't have to come here. People are free to do as they wish. They only thing is when another states creates a dangerous situation for other states. And that is not usually known until times passes. Don't l...

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by Tugger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54725

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Honestly I do not want "more police" "more money" for the Capitol in general. I prefer, yes even at the risk of what happened, to have less and be more open. I can see in some limited situations needing to bolster security, but only for specific situations. And most won't and can...

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by Tugger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 39187

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I love the blue collar nature of that picture. A friend of mine has always been annoyed at the perception people have of engineers. He terms himself a "Bluecollar Engineer" to make it clear to people that there is hard dirty work involved. Good engineering is not just "design on a com...

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by Tugger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Threats to Call ICE Over Mask Mandate at Houston Restaurant
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Threats to Call ICE Over Mask Mandate at Houston Restaurant

You know exactly why they would call ICE to come to a Mexican restaurant... Actually I would like to know why. I have dealt with a number of them and the assumption that the workers are illegal is false. There may be some in some places but in general there are PLENTY of US born and "legal&quo...

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by Tugger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is an Ethernet Cable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2355

Re: What Is an Ethernet Cable?

DIRECTFLT wrote:
And, to add to all of this... 5G is coming!!!

And the great thing is that a circa 1940's cable (when did the current "phone wire" come into being?) beats any 5G in speed. And there is never anyway to overcome that. Direct hardwired connection can't be beat.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 39187

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

More info on what SpaceX has planned for their south Texas facility: The major hardware that exists or will be built includes: Two orbital launch pads, one of which is already under constriction Two suborbital launch pads, one of which already exists Two landing pads, one of which already exists Two...

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by Tugger
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 39187

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Nomadd wrote:
SN11 is on it's way to the pad. It almost ran over a snail, but the snail managed to outrun it.
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I was watching that when I posted! Sloooooww, very slow. But it's moving!!!

Tugg

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by Tugger
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 39187

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

What are/will be the planned changes from "old type" to "new type"?

Tugg

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by Tugger
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is an Ethernet Cable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2355

Re: What Is an Ethernet Cable?

I am a firm believer in the vast superiority of wired connections. Yes, I have a cell phone. Yes, I have Wi-Fi devices. But if I can wire in, I do it. In college from 2005-2013 I always kept a cable with me to plug if I was using a laptop in class; all the classrooms in the Business Building had po...

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by Tugger
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 5768

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

Here is one issue I have with Zuckerberg. Facebook and Twitter command a lions share of the social media market. This gives them enormous corporate power. As Peter Parker once said, with great power comes great responsibility. The issue with Zuckerberg is there is absolutely no check on his power. ...

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by Tugger
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81780

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

So it looks like the European and world press are discussing the failures in Europe and in particularly Germany regarding vacciine rollout and getting the public vaccinated: When it came time to secure vaccines, Merkel insisted that the EU should focus on procuring shots as a bloc instead of Germany...

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by Tugger
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16857

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Right, so why would she make a big scene out of opposing it? Does that play well with Arizona Democrats? Basically yes. It was grandstanding and showing her state that she has the power... THEY have the power to control the Senate. She likes that. Tugg Just because you oppose the $15 min wage doesn...

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by Tugger
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16857

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

MaverickM11 wrote:
Right, so why would she make a big scene out of opposing it? Does that play well with Arizona Democrats?

Basically yes. It was grandstanding and showing her state that she has the power... THEY have the power to control the Senate. She likes that.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 11374

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

He was trying to get a job as a professional entertainer, but he seemed to hold contempt for the NFL fanbase (they are who they are). It is their money that funds the NFL. So, gosh, it seems like his application to be their professional entertainer was rejected. He didn't have all of the talents th...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earthers Rejoice! (Not really)
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Flat Earthers Rejoice! (Not really)

T[...] although most users on those forum seems to be trying to locate and make fun of flat earthers Well what can you possibly do with a flat earther? Seriously, they can only be made fun of and mocked as it is impossible to have a cogent discussion with them (if you could they wouldn't be flat ea...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earthers Rejoice! (Not really)
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Flat Earthers Rejoice! (Not really)

T[...] although most users on those forum seems to be trying to locate and make fun of flat earthers Well what can you possibly do with a flat earther? Seriously, they can only be made fun of and mocked as it is impossible to have a cogent discussion with them (if you could they wouldn't be flat ea...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 5768

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

This law is nothing but a political stunt, which Abbot is well known for (political stunts). As far as I can tell it does nothing really as no one has been banned for "viewpoints". What people have been banned for is statements that are inflammatory, inciting of violence, supportive of or ...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6197

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Show me the “science” that vaccinated persons can carry an infecting viral load because it would be unique in the history of vaccines. We take the flu shot so we don’t spread the flu. You are being intentionally uneducated, which I don't understand as based on your posts you pride yourself on being...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 5768

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

And I fail to see how "enforcement of user agreement" can be count as a form of speech, it is like saying "I have the freedom of speech to ban anyone with three leg from entering my shop because my shop's customer agreement say so" You can ban (exclude) people from entering your...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6197

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Hence wear surgical mask to protect oneself Yes, somewhat but surgical masks are worn to protect the patient not the medical staff. Tugg I don't think the original designation of something designed to be worn by whom is significant when there are such effect being known. Yes, it won't stop all infe...

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by Tugger
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6197

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

c933103 wrote:
Tugger wrote:

Mask wearing is to protect OTHERS,

Hence wear surgical mask to protect oneself

Yes, somewhat but surgical masks are worn to protect the patient not the medical staff.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35806

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Transmission would be in the back, when masks came down for various reasons (eating themselves, taking break, out of view and so there fore thinking it didn't matter) and the fact that the workers really spent significant time together. Not just an hour like patrons, but 4 to 8 hours together in cl...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16857

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

My issue with it is that Covid has not gone away. The same principles that drove the stimulus checks in the first place still apply. If 12 billion is too much for a 1.9 trillion dollar deal, then cut 12billion across the board. That is also a decent solution. I just always come back to the fact tha...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16857

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

it is rush job. and is the political pain enough for the democrats to absorb for such a small portion of the total? https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/05/americans-angry-over-1400-dollar-stimulus-payment-eligibility-being-limited.html Well for me, I would support going after and cutting the "pork&qu...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35806

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Understood, but in the stores you are moving in and about dozens of other people that are not in your "bubble" while at restaurants (and I am not talking about bars or other "casual hang out spots") you are generally with people in your same household or bubble. So I would postu...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16857

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Interesting article on the Tax Hit the senate is about to slam some families out there with. Those right on the marginal edges of this 150k to 160K cliff are in for some hurting. https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2021/03/04/changes-to-the-latest-covid-relief-bill-create-massive-tax-rates-fo...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35806

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Actually that is not correct, per Dr. Ghaly and other local health directors, they were afraid they couldn't monitor and control all restaurants so instead decided to close them all. That is not science, that is fear and unproven. I get the need to reduce and change the indoor environment to limit....

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6197

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

I mean you wear seat belts when on are in a car to be safe or does the government have too much control on that as well? Well seatbelt's are for the person OWN safety! That is OK and fine to do. "I want to protect myself" is what people think. Mask wearing is to protect OTHERS, and we don...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35806

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Because California understands how they hit the spike. Remember, you are not a scientist, so you don't understand density, and the vast spread of the disease. Indoors dining is extremely dangerous, and I haven't done it since the pandemic started. Actually that is not correct, per Dr. Ghaly and oth...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2328

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

Yes, Newsom is working hard to find someway to justifiably change the "color system" he established last year for reopening. Of course the problem is it wasn't very reasonable and he has enforced it (of course) so to suddenly toss it will bring its own set of questions and accusations. Tugg

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 10110

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Sorry for this being an old story but I just love and hate the moronic statements news makes about the F-35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFo-5TBIRPI This is is by the BBC and they titled it "Tiny bird takes down most expensive fighter jet ever built" even though nothing of the sort act...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2328

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

Yeah, Newsom has definitely earned this. He just wavered and followed political winds instead of establishing clear policies and processes for how to handle the crisis. And then worse himself did not follow his own rules. I will be curious to see what happens out of this. I do suspect he will in fac...

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by Tugger
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6197

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

IF Texas is being so irresponsible, why is the US CBP releasing COVID-positive immigrants loose in Texas? The increase in COVID in Texas is on Biden, not Abbott. https://www.valleycentral.com/news/local-news/migrants-that-test-positive-for-covid-19-are-not-being-forced-to-quarantine/ Wait, you are ...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16857

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Interesting article on the Tax Hit the senate is about to slam some families out there with. Those right on the marginal edges of this 150k to 160K cliff are in for some hurting. https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2021/03/04/changes-to-the-latest-covid-relief-bill-create-massive-tax-rates-fo...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 11374

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

It doesn't matter if you are good enough it is what you produce. Mark Sanchez was the next big thing, went to two AFC championship games (Would have been in one SB if Feely didn't choke and miss every FG) and then after a few bad sacks lost his confidence and was useless and was out of the league s...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6197

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Just to be clear here, are you advocating separating children from their parents and then losing track of them? Yes, I believe that sometimes when a person breaks a law, duly-appointed officials sometimes have the unfortunate duty of taking a person into custody. This is called the possibility of t...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 11374

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

When you have two parties, everyone winds up choosing, even independents. We really need 2-3 more political parties. That or we need to open up primaries a bit more. Right now we get nutjob right wing vs looney left wing. Trump is only a sign of things to come unfortunately, and that is why we do n...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81780

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

AZ failed in their contractual obligation to provide the required number of vaccines, selling way more doses than they had capacity (they probably made a half-hearted "best case scenario" which included lots of rainbows and unicorns). It makes business sense to supply to those who are pay...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81780

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

For the first time, an EU country (in this case Italy) has today blocked a shipment of A-Z, because it feels the company is sending out EU produced vaccines to third countries while not living up to its basic contractual obligations with the EU. A-Z seems to be a poorly run company that oversold it...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81780

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

AZ failed in their contractual obligation to provide the required number of vaccines, selling way more doses than they had capacity (they probably made a half-hearted "best case scenario" which included lots of rainbows and unicorns). It makes business sense to supply to those who are pay...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 11374

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

When you have two parties, everyone winds up choosing, even independents. We really need 2-3 more political parties. That or we need to open up primaries a bit more. Right now we get nutjob right wing vs looney left wing. Trump is only a sign of things to come unfortunately, and that is why we do n...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 11374

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

I don't know about independent, you show some serious right wing tendencies. Shouldn't an "Independent" be able to have any "tendencies" they wish? Seriously. Of course anyone of any party can have have "serious tendencies" that fully lean into what some other party is...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 81780

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

AZ failed in their contractual obligation to provide the required number of vaccines, selling way more doses than they had capacity (they probably made a half-hearted "best case scenario" which included lots of rainbows and unicorns). It makes business sense to supply to those who are pay...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54725

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

"Fourth of March" just doesn't have the same melodic ring and syncopation as "Fifth of November"...

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 39187

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

They lit all three engines this time then shut two of them down in rapid succession once the flip manuver was completed and stable decent flight attained. It appears they'll need to adjust that part of the process as the landing was HARD looking, I think it bounced! No way it is designed for that, s...

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by Tugger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway Crash in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1202

Re: Highway Crash in California

Per KTLA, "It’s harvest season in the area and Macario Mora, a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection in Yuma and El Centro, believes the passengers of the SUV could have been migrant farmworkers" The crash was 10 miles north of the border. There's a strong likelihood given what w...

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