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by THS214
Sat May 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

While I support peaceful protest such as the one that happened in my city tonight, I still fail to understand how looting small businesses that are already struggling due to COVID, many of which are minority-owned, does anything for the cause stl07 good question. Remember that at least 2/3 are not ...

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by THS214
Fri May 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

Explain the death of Justine Diamond to me please. Same city, upper class, white, not a criminal but the reporter of a crime and shot death for no reason whatsoever. People itt apply general statistics to specific incidents way too easily. We have no way of knowing if this would have gone down diff...

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by THS214
Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

What exactly does policing in Germany and Finland have to do with this topic? Everything! How not to kill someone handcuffed and then suffocating to death by knee (on the throat) by police when the SUSPECT is no harm against (four officers) the police and when the police (and other cops there) are ...

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by THS214
Thu May 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

What exactly does policing in Germany and Finland have to do with this topic? Everything! How not to kill someone handcuffed and then suffocating to death by knee (on the throat) by police when the SUSPECT is no harm against (four officers) the police and when the police (and other cops there) are ...

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by THS214
Thu May 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34311

Re: Another day another police killing

This is how Finnish police does it in real life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPA6QZDolV8 Basically they are patrolling an area where clubs are closing in the early morning and see two parties arguing. Cops order them to go different ways but nothing happens so they step out of the car. They tell...

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by THS214
Sun May 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2862

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

See, for example, how well Cuba does on infant mortality rates. Everybody likes looking at infant mortality rates. Now, apparently they don’t put anywhere near as much effort on their maternal mortality rates.... You know that infant mortality rates and maternal (first couple of months) mortality r...

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by THS214
Sat May 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

...huh? Maybe I'm wrong. Indeed, you are. Generally speaking: your conception of ETOPS is about a half-decade out of date. Even 4holer aircraft are no longer carte blanche exempt (not that they ever really were), and as of February 2015, are subject to many of the same requirements as twinjets. Oka...

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by THS214
Sat May 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

Majority of flights didn't actually use the shortest path for its operation. Weather plays a big part for the imperfect flight path. Politics and lack of diversion also plays a big part to why many flight path are not perfect. How is it the passengers division of Emirates could benefit from its geo...

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by THS214
Sat May 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

About diversion, have you heard of ETOPS? For Emirates diversions are not a problem and they don't have to deviate best possible route because of that. ...huh? Read the post I replied "Politics and lack of diversion also plays a big part to why many flight path are not perfect." and there...

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by THS214
Fri May 08, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

Please stop blowing things out of proportions. We all have access to google map, we could see that Dubai is in the middle between Asia and Africa/Europe. Stop arguing about facts. If you don't know, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia are actually part of Asia if you could believe that D'oh. F...

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by THS214
Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

Uhmm sir, the map said otherwise. Dubai is located in the middle east. It's a perfect crossroad between southeast asia/south asia to Europe or East asia and Africa. I agree that but that is not what you wrote initially that I replied. " Dubai location is just in the middle between Asia and Afr...

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by THS214
Wed May 06, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

You don't understand. The reason EK's cargo could dominate is to provide a bottom rock price that resulted on losses just to keep the business going. Truth is, whichever cheaper options available. Those options gonna get popular. Southeast Asia/South Asia - Africa/Europe would also be a big factor ...

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by THS214
Tue May 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

Well, the answer might be cargo. With cargo compatible configurations currently available, this might be a good strategy, and again, Dubai location is just in the middle between Asia and Africa/Europe. Many of the flights are short enough for them to maximize the cargo payload using long-range airc...

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by THS214
Mon May 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27371

Re: EK's possible future?

Well, the answer might be cargo. With cargo compatible configurations currently available, this might be a good strategy, and again, Dubai location is just in the middle between Asia and Africa/Europe. Many of the flights are short enough for them to maximize the cargo payload using long-range airc...

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by THS214
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163042

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Go away from absolute numbers and start talking about percentages. With no measures about 2-5% of the population would die from Corona as long as there is no cure and vaccine. Just context. Well come out of this just fine. The world didn’t end with this: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1...

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by THS214
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163042

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Hate to break it to you, but a positive attitude can help people trying to deal with this mess, instead of being in a panic or depressed. Or is it better to assume we are all going to die from this and live in misery ? Btw, if you do have a religious faith, prayers are good for you and your attitud...

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by THS214
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the reason Etihad or Emirates don't fly to Helsinki?
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: What's the reason Etihad or Emirates don't fly to Helsinki?

And Norwegian also serves DXB seasonally right? Finnair also uses their lovely A359 on selected days. During high season the flights are full but not enough traffic to sustain a year round EK widebody. Maybe the EK 787-9 can make it economically viable for them? Zagreb is kinda in a similar situati...

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by THS214
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?

The government subsidises short regional flights (Kazan-Samara, Ufa-Kazan, ect) that are flown on commuter aircraft such as L410's. In addition most flights connecting small cities and towns in the east and north are subsidised, plus as mentioned flights from the "mainland" to the far eas...

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by THS214
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Re: Are Russian domestic flights subsidized by the Russian government?

Trans-Siberia corridor flights cost more than is allowed by international contracts and that gives Aeroflot a subsidy worth 300-400 million USD per year. Not sure how it is actually today but most likely like before. Some Russian domestic flights are also subsided. http://www.rusaviainsider.com/russ...

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by THS214
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4076

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

Just Default on the debt, after we bring back manufacturing to the homeland. USA sure can do that but its a disaster. USA isolated and your taxes will go of the roof or a huge inflation. All the US companies having worldwide business shrinking only to US? Like Google, easily replaced elsewhere. You...

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by THS214
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146944

Re: DY about to go bust?

There is apparently no protection in EU laws against employee exploitation. Look at all the Baltic sleazebag avaiation outfits. P2F operators etc. What employee exploitation? Which Baltic sleazebags? Provide specifics not vague generalisations. Air Baltic. Anyone who works in the industry knows the...

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by THS214
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days

Link to video The Antarctic is one of the regions which is most affected by global warming. A few days ago, it was warmer on the Antarctic than it was in Los Angeles, crazy. Those pictures are not from Antarctic. A very small island does not prove anything. Please post the real weather data from An...

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by THS214
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days

Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days CNN's Tom Sater speaks to scientists about an unprecedented heat wave that has resulted in rapidly melting ice caps in Antarctica. Experts warn this may lead to irreversible damage. Source: CNN Link to video The Antarctic is one of the regions whi...

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by THS214
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 27969

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

OP deserves more respect as if pundits here are not aware that airlines and industries uses normalized cabin for calculating CASM. What a shame! Also, the comment shaming someone for using CASM over CASK is just silly. AFAIK, the nautical mile is still the standard unit of distance used across avia...

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by THS214
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95440

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

The FAA need to be 110% sure the MAX isn't going to lawn-dart itself if/when it goes back into service. . Well the current head of the FAA says that before he unground's the MAX he intends to fly it himself with his family, so if it does not lawn dart itself with the head of the FAA at the controls...

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by THS214
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95440

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

IN light of the Corona virus drama playing out in China, I can see a scenario where the Chinese defer all their undelivered Max's for quite some time, maybe even moving to the back of the line and have their frames be the last ones delivered out of the stored inventory. Good point. Chinese authorit...

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by THS214
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95440

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

It was an analysis done based upon a bad assumption. That does not make it malicious. It was a terrible mistake. I disagree. There were a lot of engineers and of course there are areas that they don't know. But in this case its clear that they knew that problem and wanted to hide it. Therefore it i...

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by THS214
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163042

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Side comment: I keep seeing the phrase "super spreader" popping up, and I've never heard it used until recently. Is this an actual epidemiological term, or some made up media catch phrase to generate more clicks and ad revenue? Its not a good word as 20% are those "super spreaders&qu...

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by THS214
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49466

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

The 737 is an old design, has its flaws, blah blah But I can't believe people are blaming the 737 for the pilots choosing to land with an outrageous tailwind on a wet runway and it flying off a cliff at like 60 knots. Yeah, of course the 737 broke apart, duh The big question is, under the same cond...

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by THS214
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3422

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

As an outsider I looked at this man and except being gay shouldn't he be Republican?

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by THS214
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163042

Doctor who warned of Corona virus has died of Corona

Doctor who warned of Corona virus has died of Corona virus. Looks like the virus is a lot more dangerous than told. At least in Asia (their lungs are more prone for the virus (more receptors for the virus) than people in the west). How many have died of the Corona virus that never had hospital treat...

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by THS214
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49466

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Brake to Vacate would basically say "You are having a laugh mate!" Does B have any plans for a similar system? ROW/ROP are Airbus patented products that they have offered to Boeing however they have declined. Honeywell does have SmartRunway and SmartLanding that is available for the 737 h...

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by THS214
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49466

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Passedv1 wrote:
Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Opps


You're going to have to explain this one. O--P-P's, Are you quoting Naughty-By-Nature? if so what does that have to do with this crash?


This is an aviation site and its civil aviation where we talk about an airplane accident. Therefore opp means operations.

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by THS214
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
An FDR would help, but ina single-pilot cockpit with such a short crash sequence, I’m unsure a CVR would have much information. The sequence is only about 12 seconds, other than “oh sxxt” what’s there?

GF


CVR records noises. Not only pilot speaking. From a CVR can be read speed, engine power etc.

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by THS214
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

That was his real job. Somewhere in the multiple pages of multiple threads of multiple forums, it was posted he worked there for ten years and was chief pilot. If anyone was the company check airman, it would be him. If he had any reasonably current IFR recency, they’d be an IFR Part 135 helicopter...

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by THS214
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30865

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

By the way Zeke, since you seem to have the AC purchase agreement of at least one airline handy, can you check if there is a section titled "force majeure" and post that one if there is. That may be the more interesting provision in this context. And any thoughts from the lawyers and the ...

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by THS214
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30865

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Time will tell if this ballsy or foolish. Never thought it would drag on this long, if there is not concrete information coming soon you have to wonder what other shoe is dropping in the background. I wonder if the FAA etc. are still not satisfied with Boeing's current solution - and why isn't Boei...

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by THS214
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Maybe not "spatial disorientation" . Could it have been a deliberate abort/u-turn to get below the cloud cover and go back the way he came? That's what some early theories were. But looking at more info, it doesn't make sense. The ceiling was only 1100 ft, barely above ground level. Why w...

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by THS214
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

A question here for aviators is why you think he was flying at this speed? It seem relatively fast and wouldn't it make sense to start slowing down as you are starting to come into low clouds and higher terrain? How many times has every working pilot asked if everybody’s landing when the weather is...

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by THS214
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant DEAD

I will never fly a copter without a parachute at least . "Wischmopp". you get a whirling cloth with some "soft and soggy" attached. no idea about parachuting from a fully functional copter. but exiting from one that is in uncontrolled erratic flight is a completely different thi...

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by THS214
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It's amazing how much people will pay to save 1hr on the LA freeways...the helicopter flight looks like it would have taken 30-45 minutes (if completed) and the time estimate for the drive at 9AM on Sunday (from Google Maps) is 1h 15m to 1h 45m. People pay extra money just to get in a shorter line ...

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by THS214
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It'll be interesting to see, particularly since there were younger passengers on board, if any of them were texting or contacting friends / colleagues during the flight about what was happening. Of course, not necessarily during the last 20 seconds but it could give some insight. Excellent point! T...

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by THS214
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111332

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

NTSB said they found an iPad running foreflight and that the tail was on one side of the hill and the fuselage on the other with the rotor farther ahead of the fuselage. My dumb speculation is that he could have tried to climb away from the terrain, ended up hitting the tail and tumbled down the ot...

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by THS214
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack
Replies: 120
Views: 678

Re: 34 US soldiers diagnosed with critical brain injuries after Iran strike, Trump dismisses brain injuries as "headache

So Trump went for the insane option, and ordered the strike to happen ASAP. It does not take much time to press a button for a missile strike. But the Pentagon had not nearly enough time to put up defensive measures. Or even to think through how Iran might respond. Exactly, it seems like this decis...

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by THS214
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack
Replies: 120
Views: 678

Re: 34 US soldiers diagnosed with critical brain injuries after Iran strike, Trump dismisses brain injuries as "headache

So a concussion is now termed a “critical brain injury”? Repetitive concussions can lead to critical brain injuries. Hence the reason why many boxers and NFL players are suffering from serious brain injuries during or after there careers. Understood. Just wanted to verify now that any concussion is...

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by THS214
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack
Replies: 120
Views: 678

Re: 34 US soldiers diagnosed with critical brain injuries after Iran strike, Trump dismisses brain injuries as "headache

DDR wrote:
So 17 are being treated and the rest are already back at work. Best wishes to those still being treated. “No US soldiers were injured” seems to not exactly have been the truth.


Released from hospital or back at work?

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by THS214
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15313

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

If I were accused of a crime and I knew 100% I was guilty as the Trump camp claims him to be. I would be the first one to present the evidence proving my innocence. Is this all about that Ukraine phone call? Seems providing the recording of the actual call would make this so much easier. That is th...

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by THS214
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15313

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

I followed this trial live on the first day and all I can say is that it was a circus with 100 lousy clowns. They don't care about truth. They don't care what is right or wrong. They don't care of the law or what is for US the holy constitution. Those senators on both sides of the aisle should be as...

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by THS214
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Greta Thunberg’s Posts Written by Her Father?
Replies: 32
Views: 1734

Re: Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunberg’s Posts Are Written by Her Father: Report

Any kid who can memorize and repeat few sentences verbatim from YouTube videos is a prodigy promoted by parents. This has become such a nuiscence SNL did a skit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFBIkyaLDOY She is just a kid, if father helps with social media responses, no big deal. She is used and ...

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by THS214
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I feel like the airliners.net community is more competent than any of the governmental agencies that investigate aviation accidents. Some of us have investigated accidents, on contract for very specific tasks from the FAA. I reviewed two crashes data independently (I couldn't ask questions as I was...

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