Let's congratulate the GOP. They won on broad messages of racism, lies, and anti-educational agendas in an off election year. It will probably create more firestorms going into 2022 and 2024. My problem with blaming the message/"misinformation"/etc. is that how many of those people won't ...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:Houston? Launch Ready zone?
Opinion | Terry McAuliffe Bet on Voters Hating Trump. Turns Out They Dislike Democrats More. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/11/03/youngkin-virginia-voters-lessons-trump-democrats-518716 Yeah, keep that up Dems. While you focus on Trump Hate, we will keep winning elections on matters th...Jump to post
Very concerning that the train doors were not open, and people had to jump out of the window and climb over the PSDs to escape. Do they not have some sort of emergency release to allow for evacuation? Basically, the train made an emergency stop in the middle of the tunnel, and the conductor decided...Jump to post
Back in August there was a similar attack that occurred on the Odakyu line. And the Keio attacker specifically said that he wants to copy the Odakyu attack. In both cases it is lucky that nobody lost their life. Before that, there was somebody that lit himself on fire on a Shinkansen back in 2015 (...Jump to post
Dirty cheaters. Well, guess we'll get to see how good they are without their trashcans... Lol when the trash can master is in the Red Sox dugout... As an Astros fan I am glad the Braves win. Screw the Dodgers and their overpay team. Dave Roberts is forever my hero though for being such a crap manag...Jump to post
(If Wikipedia is correct...) Yes...it's a thing, although mostly unknown outside of Detroit prior to circa 2015 or so, and just suddenly become some food trend similar to the like of Birria Tacos. And no, the Pizza Hut version is nothing like the real thing. P.S. There's also St. Louis style, New Ha...Jump to post
The pretense is long gone. Is it? I read on some forums where some western people are more than happy to defend the Putin regime as legitimate and point to the elections, quite naively of course. But there you go, fake elections work with some. Certain right wing figures here in the US praise him o...Jump to post
America spent trillions of Dollars and sacrificed thousands of men in a revenge lust against one man? It’s doubtful the Taliban even knew where he was. But Pakistan almost certainly did. The Saudis perpetrated 9-11 and Pakistan hid the ringleader. So we went to war against Afghanistan and then agai...Jump to post
Yeah, they not only don't want to offend China but they won't even truthfully say why they don't want to offend China. Well, between those spineless politicians and worthless greedy Wall Street idiots, and they wonder why USA is losing... As far as Taiwan goes - it is easier to just meddle in its p...Jump to post
$2 trillion of investment into the economy probably helped a lot of jobs. Would you say that NASA funding should be diverted to the homeless because spending in on pointless missions to Mars was stupid? That money has to have gone through some human hands at some point remember Off topic but rememb...Jump to post
First, that the 18,000 special immigrant visas for Afghanis were hung up in red tape Read some article earlier also (Have to find it) that at the pace that the US govt was handling the visa, it'll be 2023 before everything was processed anyway. Yep...2023. Taliban may have advanced quicker than exp...Jump to post
To nobody's surprise, the loss continue... https://hongkongfp.com/2021/08/11/hong-kong-carrier-cathay-pacific-posts-us972-million-loss-in-first-half-of-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3qR2QuM9GEA-ixM8gBXE_5I8HbeIqtzjilxcOFJILoMOi_NyILbxfrX2M 157k pax TOTAL in the entire 1H2021...ouch. While CX is somewhat optimist...Jump to post
Not many people talking about Serie A. On a league level it would be a stunning coup to see Messi and Ronaldo go another 2-3 years facing off. Who in Serie A, though? Inter themselves is fireselling as their Chinese owner (Suning) is in financial trouble. AC Milan? Not that much better. That leaves...Jump to post
For Americans that want to understand the implication of this - an theoretical equivalent of such shutdown would be a Dem govt shutting Fox News down just bc Fox called for the removal of such president (and v.v.) For more background - this IMHO is ultimately an abuse of power (but then, HKgov had b...Jump to post
Hong Kong Airlines to axe 50% staff, focus on cargo-only operations https://www.aerotime.aero/28094-hong-kong-airlines-cuts-workforce-grounds-passenger-fleet?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1YLP7KrA9tzM-UxDeDIQZYzZo_GPDHo_sWTql7z-_hZVU3A6FxpjceBJk Salient Points: 1. The air...Jump to post
I just don't see the coalition last long - for a US equivalent you are talking about a coalition between the far-right white supremacist, moderates like GOP old timer, and more central-left Dems like Biden. Bibi needs to go, but it is true that there will be a power vacuum. Perhaps fuck all this and...Jump to post
Is there any competition between the two at all? Air Do is focused on Hokkaido (north of Japan), Solaseed on Kyushu (south). Sounds like a logical pairing. I took a couple of flights on Solaseed a couple of years ago. I do not recall them as being a typical LCC, but maybe my recollection is incorre...Jump to post
The supply shortage is exacerbated also as some people that could have sell (and "take advantage" of the record-high price) aren't selling b/c they can't find a replacement. Throw in large investment groups (both domestic and foreign) buying things up left and right...and it created the cu...Jump to post
I find this interesting. I don't think of DR Congo as being volcanic. Knowing the geologic history of the Pacific Northwest and that we have volcanoes makes sense for Congo. It is just not something I think about when looking at ground level pics of there. You have heard of the great east African r...Jump to post
Texas GOP (ok...GOP in general) going more and more crazy, I guess... If you leave this area and move toward forced patriotism, you automatically get yourself on a slippery slope toward totalitarianism. It would explain why some immediately go defensive when someone is critical towards the USA. You ...Jump to post
The section from Chicagoland to Fort Wayne IN is not that far fetch as there are pushes to upgrade US-30 in Indiana. It will be awhile before any shovel are dig into ground, though. Buses aren’t replacing cars on these routes, neither will trains. Let me ask this question - Do you actually have to c...Jump to post
Well, keep your eyes on Austin. It is not there yet but as I report on track. It has the major U of Texas University, and headquarters for much of Texas higher education is there. Don't sell Texas short. All those Aggies would like to have a word with you. (I am a UT Austin alumni myself 8-) ) Aust...Jump to post
I've never understood store credit cards. They limit you way too much. Store-branded Visa/MC/Amex are fine but not store cards themselves. It depends - you only get a store credit card if there are things like discount anyway. Something like Target RedCard with their 5% discount for example. But ye...Jump to post
That sounds ridiculously low. I thought I made a mistake reading it first and thought it as less than 100 pax flights arriving in a day. I wonder how CX survives by that number. Very good question. They are burning through HK$1.5 Billion or so every month (Just under US$200million) . They got a loa...Jump to post
Indiana...4.7% gain which means it fare better than all of its neighboring state. Still below the national average of 7.4%. Wouldn't surprise me that the gain mainly came from Chicagoland population moving across state line, either. Nebraska is my only surprise in the Plains. Its population growth i...Jump to post
Gotta love medias like CNN focus on the part about "security anchor" despite the fact that Déby is just another brutal African dictator.
It is definitely not everyday you see a president going to frontline, though. Live by the sword, die by the sword I guess.
Climate might be the one area where China and US interests coincide. At this time the US is utterly dependent upon Chinese goods or material, to a lesser degree the opposite is true. The US's current government is seeking an industrial policy which will reduce that dependence. In addition Trump's a...Jump to post
https://www.koreanair.com/cz/en/footer/ ... onversion-
It is passenger 77W convert to temporary freighter.
You can find EK flying DXB-LCK also with their (passenger but now carrying cargo only)77W.
It appears that the man's mother reported him to the FBI last year because she thought be wanted a "suicide by cop". The agents interviewed him and didn't find any cause of concern. Why didn't they get mental health professionals involved? They don't have the training. https://www.msn.com...Jump to post
https://www.wthr.com/article/news/investigations/13-investigates/what-we-know-about-the-indianapolis-fedex-mass-shooting-suspect-killed-8-brandon-scott-hole/531-14fe0caf-fbb0-416a-bd19-ad923f5fa836 Shooter identified...some 19yo lives near East Side Indy. Just...pure...insanity. And as usual, the sh...Jump to post
Summary of the aftermath: thoughts and prayers, big words, no action. Wait for the next one to happen. Rinse, repeat. 'Murica! Well, I saw the thoughts and prayers from Sen. Braun. Nothing from Sen. Young yet. But you can bet that US will move on from this mass shooting in 2 weeks...when another ma...Jump to post
Getting worse now: lawmakers are telling reporters Gaetz was showing around nudes while conducting House business: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/546094-gaetz-showed-lawmakers-nude-photos-of-women-he-claimed-to-have-slept-with He’s just an overgrown frat boy at the end of the day...which fits w...Jump to post
He's not doing himself any favors that's for sure. If I were his attorney I would tell him to stop doing what he's doing. Knowing that he is a Trump worshipper, and known for being an attention grabber, I doubt he can help himself when he is digging a deeper hole. No new details on the investigatio...Jump to post
Some people are soo stupid these days, They don't even realized that Russia and China are allies. Whatever benefiting one, would benefit the others. And I saw people praising Putin while hating on China. Like, hello! Also, I don't think China would go after Taiwan. There is only 1 way they would do...Jump to post
a semiconductor crisis will basically stop the US economy for months. make that years. best regards Thomas And people are also underestimating the impact. It is not just consumer electronics (which alone is going to make your average joe mad), but also cars (already seeing an impact right now due t...Jump to post
Sure it would. As long as it results in them coming out on top in the end, they wouldn’t care. They’ve already learned that they can put their population through the wringer with no threat to the stability of the regime, they’d have no qualms about short-term economic damage if it meant a victoriou...Jump to post
With 15% of the population supporting unification (or less), that makes it very difficult for them to leverage their economic prowess later. I should think they are concerned about that. Umm...easy, send them to reeducation camp! I don't think the US is willing to go to total war with China over th...Jump to post
I guess Gaetz knows that he's f**ked and try to take somebody with him?
Seriously, if Tucker Carlson thinks you are weird as a GOP, something is really wrong.
China is increasingly adept at playing one country off against another and so tries to exploit the current low point in Trans Tasman relations due to the very different styles of the two current Governments on either side of the Tasman. Unfortunately a couple of newbie NZ ministers displayed their ...Jump to post
So his family knew that he had mental problems. What did they do about it? His brother said that he was "picked on" in high school. That was 4 years ago. Trying to pass the blame, it seems... And what does his family suppose to do about it? Send him to a mental institution? Oh wait, those...Jump to post
It sounds like the shooter was of Middle Eastern descent. It doesn't say whether he was a citizen, resident alien or foreign citizen. https://nypost.com/2021/03/23/police-identify-ahmad-alyssa-21-as-suspect-in-boulder-shooting/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwi...Jump to post
DTW and ORD don't offer nonstop flights to KIX, aside from a recent one-off ANA ORD-KIX flight. LAX (and SEA) pre-COVID were the only continental U.S. airports with a regular flight to KIX UA SFO-KIX would like a word with you. That being said, Osaka (Keihanshin) economically had been in the tank f...Jump to post
I am surprised CX is still in business as a passenger airline. The demand to go anywhere in China must be minimal. The ME3 has greatly curtailed flights into China and flights from Europe have also been cut as well, The lack of transparency regarding the origins of Covid certainly don't inspire con...Jump to post
All in all, all these are clearly lies and doublespeak. But this is what the rulers like in an authoritarian system. If you point to a deer and manage to make everyone agree with it it is actually a horse, it show your power and more importantly the loyalty of those who are willing to agree with yo...Jump to post
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1579365-20210308.htm Carrie Lam claim that, as pro-government politicians also serve "The People", they are also "democratic", and thus people should stop labelling politicians in Hong Kong according to whether they support the governmen...Jump to post
That's really tough. It's strange that EWR-HKG was a loss making market. There is certainly a lot of demand there. I'm also surprised that SEA got cut. It just shows how much that route also depended on connection traffic. The EWR route seems to be additional capacity to the NYC market anyway, simi...Jump to post