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by Tugger
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1666

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/10065643 ... g-grenades

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And here's a fun story on rail security (and the lack of care by anyone to actually spend the time and money to catch thieves)
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/10065643 ... g-grenades

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1666

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

What I think is horrendous is that no one had demanded the rail lines CLEAN UP THE MESS! Seriously. The rail lines are responsible for the mess and they are leaving the mess to be viewed by the world. No company or regional authority should just accept this. Amazon and the city of Los Angeles etc. s...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 42
Views: 1761

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Putin is trying to negotiate. He makes all these threats, gets everyone on edge, then offers to stop and drop his demands and "allow" the status quo to prevail... IF the West also agrees to "the status quo" with no NATO ever for Ukraine and other boundary nations, etc.

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1666

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

And it is not just happening in LA. Freight containers are being broken into where ever trains hold over night (or longer). (Even Texas.) https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=7727 The ONLY thing that reduces/stops these types of robberies is when the trains keep moving. And that ain't happe...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6146

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

Thanks all. I realize the weirdness of the question. I know planes don't like ash, more importantly any engine really! Wasn't sure if some brainchild had come up with a filter system that could work. (I can only think of a rotating one that blocks it as it comes in then continuously rotates so that ...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

I was going to point out the rabbi's and Cohen comments as well. Their accounts are is one I feel is accurate and fair minded. That is nice seeing they were actually there and that is a given. You seem to deride and diminish the actions of law enforcement in this event and conveniently ignore Cohen...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6146

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

OK, odd question but which aircraft are best able to fly in heavy ash conditions?

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

One of the other hostages, Jeffrey Cohen just gave CNN a harrowing account of the events. Including how he dialed 911 and put his phone upside down and walked away, how they staged the pizza when it came to facilitate their escape etc. All prior training. Also made it clear the FBI raid was after t...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Wow glad someone spoke up. https://nypost.com/2022/01/17/jewish-leaders-call-fbi-comments-on-texas-hostages-insulting/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow I watched this from start to finish and it was insulting. Worse it's not ignorance it's a choreographed ...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 62
Views: 2139

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

It's been horrible all season. The NFL really needs to do something about terrible officiating - it's ruining the game. I'm not sure which is more infuriating, the missed calls or the ones that should never have been penalties and change the game dramatically. The problem is that you have two oppos...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1997

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” ― G.K. Chesterton This is of course off topic, don't really know what it has to do with anything. The reality is that people are always capable of believing in anyt...

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by Tugger
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4064

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

You are right to call it a security failure. That’s what it was, and it was glaring. Almost 20 years after 9/11, there was a massive federal staff paid (and paid well) to keep our Capitol safe. They had drills, exercises and no doubt consumed endless ammunition at the gun range. Obviously, they nea...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The article itself says that the only way for the spent fuel is to put it underground for 100 years, you went everywhere but didn't answer this central question. And that is the thing. Unless and until we have technology that can say throw the spent fuel at the sun instead of burying it, I wouldn't...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

If I were a betting person I would say by the end of the decade, there would be less than half the nuclear plants and going forward even lesser as more and more renewables take over. Especially as more and more money and R&D is done on solar and wind and other renewable power energy projects. E...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Only those who work for the nuclear industry would take any other view. This is untrue. I do not work for the nuclear industry and I "take the other view". I find nuclear to be a safe a reliable method to produce electricity with little to no C)2 output over its lifetime (concrete in the ...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 312
Views: 14306

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

[...] If you think that we have not just caused massive, long term avoidable damage to our children by our actions over the last two years then I dispare. The loss of education will knock on to future generations. Jesus, kids don't even get it badly. Two points: Yes it will have an impact but it wi...

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 123
Views: 2500

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Ass

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by Tugger
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Bail is a financial assurance you will return for your court dates. If you stand to lose money, the more likely you will show up, or your family and/or whoever lends you the money will rat you out if you don't. The system wasn't designed with bail bondsmen in mind, that came about later. I would be...

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 123
Views: 2500

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Stooges

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by Tugger
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. They see through it IMO, it...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7966

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

Dead in the water thank God. Your would think Bareshelves Democrats would learn. Nope they are going all the way with the radical, extremist members of their party and now not much will get done. Sadly no matter what happens in the mid terms meaningful legislation isn't possible until we get someon...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

And to address the idea that nuclear is terrible for having "government assistance", one can always look to how much goes to renewable energy. This article is so over the top it is almost funny. It is about the costs in the Build Back Better legislation. Definitely unhinged but if one can...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The pdf report I shared has 398 pages and multiple professors and people from various well-known Universities. Are you saying all of them are agenda-driven ??? https://www.worldnuclearreport.org/The-WNISR2020-Assesses-Challenges-Nuclear-Power-is-Facing-in-the-Age-of-COVID.html That report is actual...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Aaron, you wanted hard data, I gave you hard data, now it is upto you to show how all these people are incorrect. Hard data comes in the form of published papers, not a propaganda website where most of the content seems to boost Tesla/EV sales. One of the quoted 'articles' immediately lost credibil...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

And to address the idea that nuclear is terrible for having "government assistance", one can always look to how much goes to renewable energy. This article is so over the top it is almost funny. It is about the costs in the Build Back Better legislation. Definitely unhinged but if one can ...

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by Tugger
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Why nuclear, when wind and solar can already do the job. I don't see anything but problems with nuclear. When IAEA itself says that an area would be no-go between 10k to 100k years then that itself should settle the debate. Even on a cost basis, it is not economical at all. There is nothing on the ...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Of the three, the first two are discounted, the first one itself is part of the industry so how you can take them at face value. The second being the U.S. Govt. that itself has been in bed with nuclear since the Manhattan project days and the third a stock broker, lol. The other article doesn't giv...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The article in question - https://cleantechnica.com/2021/05/03/small-modular-nuclear-reactors-are-mostly-bad-policy/ I did. You should research Michael Barnard. Just FYI, the article is more opinion piece than science. It sounds like "science" but it is agenda driven by its author. An aut...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The article in question - https://cleantechnica.com/2021/05/03/small-modular-nuclear-reactors-are-mostly-bad-policy/ I did. You should research Michael Barnard. Just FYI, the article is more opinion piece than science. It sounds like "science" but it is agenda driven by its author. An aut...

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by Tugger
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

On can make an argument for EVERYTHING being bad and dangerous. I imagine one here arguing against nuclear power plants could make equally damning arguments against carbon based power systems for the extensive and continuing damage they do to our environment. Nuclear power is quite literally "s...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Joe Biden got through the primaries and won 80 million votes in the general election without pandering to a single domestic terrorist. If the system is so unacceptable to you stop voting for its products. Oh come on, Of course he did. Problem is when a person who votes Democrat blows something up o...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. Cruz tried that and has bee...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Whatever happened to back the blue? Now it's "mobs are ok as long as they aren't black, the blue be damned" This proves that their obsession with the blue has nothing do to with the blue, and everything to do with the race of the individuals getting shot by the police No, no, those office...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Sidney Poitier has died at 94.

A good man, not just a good actor. "In the history of movies, there've only been a few actors who, once they gained recognition, their influence forever changed the art form. There's a time before their arrival, and there's a time after their arrival. And after their arrival, nothing's ever goi...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13343

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

All three defendants have been handed life sentences. Only Bryan's was with the possibility of parole. I like this from the judges statement prior top sentencing: "a neighbor is more than the people who just own property around your house. I believe that assuming the worst in others we show our...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

What's interesting is that most of the "reasonable Republican's" that I know and have spoken with that believe "the big lie" seem to have just lost hope and are convinced the USA is failed or is heading that way unless there is some drastic action or complete change. The look in ...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

It is proof to anyone with common sense that Cruz does not belong in a leadership position. He is a not a leader. He is a groveler, and cowls away from Confrontation. Confronting mobs seldom works. He is just acknowledging that. Tugg Well he never stood up to Trump when Trump attacked his wife and ...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I do love how Cruz is getting pwned over his statement. The Right loves to eat its own. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tucker-carlson-ted-cruz-terrorism-b1988853.html Tugg Kissing the ring of Hannity and begging for forgiveness ... that should tell you right there who holds power in GOP circl...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8848

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html

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I do love how Cruz is getting pwned over his statement. The Right loves to eat its own.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

My guess is it will fail due to the lack of friction. Conservatives seem really hung up on “owning the libs” and without any liberals there, they’ll be without a purpose. They’ll all still need things like Facebook and Twitter for conflict. Interesting point. That and the fact that they have little...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

We all have our biases, I do, you do, we can only see the world from our own eyes. We have friends and influences over life that affect how we think and what we find acceptable and "true". And that is OK. I will go hard against a viewpoint or comment I think is erroneous and that I either ...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5867

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The opposition to nuclear power over other carbon based sources, is a great example of "Perfect is the enemy of good." Nuclear power is safe and reliable. It has risks and costs but both can be managed and mitigated at least as much as carbon option can be. There have been three nuclear po...

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by Tugger
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 997

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

These attempts at setting up an "alternative" will utterly fail as any site must have some structure and validity to the ongoing conversation to survive. These "freedom sites" all devolve into moronic rhetoric and then end up eating themselves when they have to, based on their ow...

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by Tugger
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 9149

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

So what is the answer? Is the Earth partially block the sun or does not block the sun at all? Thus the sun shield and solar panel? bt No, JWST will not be in the Earth's shadow. The Earth's shadow extends about 870,000 miles out, away from the Sun. The JWST will stabilize its orbit at L2, which abo...

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by Tugger
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11247

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Here is more about what happened. Highlights a lot about why the parents got charged and why there was a meeting at school. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/oxford-school-shooting-michigan-12-03-21/h_0632e1efaed7ceccc8c42660da93990b I couldn't imagine leaving without the kid at that point. I'm a li...

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by Tugger
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6277

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

These were the top destinations for Californians leaving: Texas (82,235 people in Texas had moved from California in the last year) And don't forget, there are also people moving OUT of Texas and TO California. it appears to be about half the number that move the other way. (In the case of the belo...

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by Tugger
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Astra tests, launches and developments
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Astra tests, launches and developments

Very nice! Though the last one will always be the more interesting to watch, this was a great thing to see. Congrats Astra!.

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