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by EA CO AS
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4271

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I love it when the left eats their own... And of course equally so many others have enjoyed watching the right eat their own. It's important to always enjoy watching others fail.. It's an important core to many people's lives! Tugg Actually, I think you and I are more aligned than you realize. The ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4271

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Meanwhile, the mouthpieces of the far left continue melting down: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/29/joy_behar_manchin_and_sinema_call_themselves_democrats_and_will_ruin_this_nation.html ABC's "The View" host blasts Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin for not...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24246

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Piedmont has pilot staffing issues as so many pilots went for vaccines, the FAA 48 hour no fly after vaccination was an acute issue: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/a-us-regional-airline-almost-didn-t-have-enough-pilots-to-fly-its-planes-because-so-many-wanted-to-get-vaccinated-and-travel-dem...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24246

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Here's the thing though — there are a lot of companies that want vaccine mandates, but didn't want to actually impose the mandate themselves. They're using government mandates as cover. Yes, agreed. It’s on both sides. The government and the airlines wanted this, but neither wanted to be the bad gu...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

gravytrain wrote:
Alaska event in Glasgow UK next week. Anything know what that is to do with?


2X daily service from SEA, LAX, SFO, SJC, and SAN using newly acquired B787-9 equipment, of course. ;)

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by EA CO AS
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils (another) San Francisco Giants livery
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: Alaska unveils (another) San Francisco Giants livery

Aaron747 wrote:
It still blows my mind that a SEA-based company would even do this. LA is a hub city, where’s the Dodgers livery? :lol:



For AS, SFO is a far bigger operation than LAX.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10257

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

AA tried it when they bought AirCal and inherited their SJC hub. Besides, why spend money building SJC again from scratch when it’s already a focus city for your newest oneworld partner, AS?

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by EA CO AS
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 920
Views: 143710

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Airliners would have had a much bigger "cushion" had they not doled out cash to investors by buying back boatloads of equities. :bigthumbsup: US Airlines Spent 96% of Free Cash Flow on Buybacks: Charth ttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-16/u-s-airlines-spent-96-of-free-cash-fl...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6716

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

That is not virtue signaling, it's empathy. Empathy would have been simply addressing the pain her family and friends must be feeling at a time like this, or the family of the boyfriend. Not grousing how her race or physical appearance are what drew attention to her plight. The post you are referri...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6716

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Aaron747 wrote:
That is not virtue signaling, it's empathy.


Empathy would have been simply addressing the pain her family and friends must be feeling at a time like this, or the family of the boyfriend.

Not grousing how her race or physical appearance are what drew attention to her plight.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6716

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Once again, a White European descendant woman gets more attention from people and the media than Indigenous and other than White European persons. My eyes just rolled so hard my wife and kids are looking for them on the floor. I hope the dogs didn't get them... Very hard-hearted. How can you readil...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6716

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

ltbewr wrote:
Once again, a White European descendant woman gets more attention from people and the media than Indigenous and other than White European persons.


My eyes just rolled so hard my wife and kids are looking for them on the floor. I hope the dogs didn't get them...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2837

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned this thread which happened several months BEFORE September 11 - https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=60625 Did the FBI investigate this website because of this? I forgot how the story went. I seem to recall the OP of that thread stating the FBI did pay...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6716

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Too many of the younger generation think they will make a living making YouTube and Facebook videos. I'll never forget the first day of 1st grade for my kiddo; on the wall are the occupations the kids in the class said they wanted to be when they grew up. A doctor. A police officer. A marine biolog...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Yeah...I'm a little surprised that AS abandoned PAE to the Bay Area AND the L.A. Basin, including SAN. I see they fly to PSP, but the prices are sky-high...like they are intentionally pricing themselves out of the market. I have hope that AS will regenerate PAE next Spring/Summer. PAE-PHX is as muc...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7094

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Within that limited context, yes. The fact remains the starting wages for airport CSA are above minimum wage in an urban market, so it’s hard to say this has anything to do with Elder’s silly stance at all. But it's not limited; ask anyone across the U.S. about what they've had to do in the past si...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7094

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

It's hilarious how someone advocating a $0.00 minimum wage is suddenly equated to wanting slavery. Talk about missing the point! Having no minimum wage allows the market to dictate what a fair wage is for whatever work is needed, and allows supply and demand to work itself out. For example, my airl...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7094

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

It's hilarious how someone advocating a $0.00 minimum wage is suddenly equated to wanting slavery. Talk about missing the point! Having no minimum wage allows the market to dictate what a fair wage is for whatever work is needed, and allows supply and demand to work itself out. For example, my airli...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12552

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

It’s like they’ve taken the “Hold my beer,” approach to making a mockery of a storied airline brand like that railroad did with the Pan Am name.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Enplanements doesn't really capture passenger O/D though does it? Alaska forcing everyone through Seattle these days, so far this year it's felt like non-SEA frequency has been gutted. What exactly is your argument? Enplanement data isn't O&D. Destination is the D in O&D. Allegiantflyer cit...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What’s the source for this? Honestly just using transtats https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?20=E&Nv42146=fRN&Nv42146_anzr=frn66yr,%20jN:%20frn66yr/gnp1zn%20V06r40n6v10ny&pn44vr4=SNPgf That's not O&D - it's just people on the segment. Many could be connecting PHX-xxx. It’s s...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207877

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A friend from HS had COVID in December. She was vaccinated in April. Last week she got COVID again, but just felt fatigue. She died in the hospital a few days later. Yes, she had underlying health conditions and was overweight, but also under 50, had natural antibodies, and was fully vaccinated. Yo...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207877

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A friend from HS had COVID in December. She was vaccinated in April. Last week she got COVID again, but just felt fatigue. She died in the hospital a few days later. Yes, she had underlying health conditions and was overweight, but also under 50, had natural antibodies, and was fully vaccinated. Yo...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207877

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A friend from HS had COVID in December. She was vaccinated in April. Last week she got COVID again, but just felt fatigue. She died in the hospital a few days later. Yes, she had underlying health conditions and was overweight, but also under 50, had natural antibodies, and was fully vaccinated. You...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starts seasonal SFO to ZIH, MZT & LTO
Replies: 36
Views: 4327

Re: AS starts seasonal SFO to ZIH, MZT & LTO

PHXSJD and PHXPVR were more about running them as SEAPHXSJD and SEAPHXPVR to maintain good SEA yield, rather than going over LAX, where the local LAX O&D trashed the yield. Eventually those just went SEASJD/SEAPVR nonstop and omitted PHX entirely.

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MIflyer12 wrote:
Shawshank Redemption: Zihuatanejo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS29IkGsqJU


Filmed in St. Croix.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starts seasonal SFO to ZIH, MZT & LTO
Replies: 36
Views: 4327

Re: AS starts seasonal SFO to IXT, MZT & LTO

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is ZIH, not IXT

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by EA CO AS
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

usxguy wrote:
Alaska has invited a handful of Gold 75Ks to Seattle to take part in testing 3 different LIE FLAT seats.... who knows what will become of this. They could be kicking tires, or we may really see a sub-fleet with seats like on Copa!



Hey now! Shhh! ;)

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by EA CO AS
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The route started October 8, 1991, and was 2x daily. The timetable didn't specify aircraft. But the printed OAG back in those days did. I don't have one of those. :) I bet our buddy enilria could sleuth it out for us. He’s right, the service to the Russian Far East was originally served with B727-2...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Yep, I'm sure Toronto and Halifax are major priorities for AS right now. :roll: Maybe they'll add Toronto in the near future, but certainly not Halifax. They should consider PDX-YYZ now that Air Canada has dropped the route, which was never flown much anyway. Or maybe WestJet. I recall AS operated ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207877

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Late to the party on this, but am I correct in my understanding that as the variants evolve, they do so to be come more virulent, but less deadly? This is only one possible scenario out of many possibility. It have been the dominant pattern for other infectious diseases in the world's history, but ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44752

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

We caved as well; our family is booked on the Norwegian Joy in late January, in hopes things have smoothed out by then. We'll see, but purchasing the trip insurance wasn't even a question in my mind when walking through the booking path on the NCL website.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2777

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Has Simone withdrawn from all competition for the duration of the Olympics??


The latest news had her withdrawing from all but the floor exercise and the balance beam, and those are subject to change as her condition/confidence evolves.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207877

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Late to the party on this, but am I correct in my understanding that as the variants evolve, they do so to be come more virulent, but less deadly? If so,would this mean that eventually you'd see the majority of the population contracting the virus in some form, but being reduced in severity to that ...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unique aerial drone footage of AN-225 takeoff
Replies: 29
Views: 5835

Re: Unique aerial drone footage of AN-225 takeoff

rnav2dlrey wrote:
RIP to that tiny drone once it felt that colossal wake turbulence


It was fine; vortices from wake turbulence descend and the drone was slightly above the altitude of the wingtips as he passed. Had it been lower, and closer in, then it would have been toast.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. Daily systemwide LF has consistently been near or just above 90% for all of July. Airports and Contact Centers have been implementing mandatory overtime for months and are now paying a premium of 0.5X p...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

We’ll see how strong demand is this winter. But maybe they are to cover maintenance checks on the 737s. System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. Daily systemwide LF has consistently been near or just above 90% for all of July. Airports and Con...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 31
Views: 2791

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

When this was first announced, I chuckled at the thought of VP Harris finally going to the border, except it would be to protest this wall! ;)

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

I’d say today’s most capable EVs are the equivalent to the old Apple Lisa. A breakthrough at the time, with serious advancements in technology and capability ahead each year. In 30 years’ time, I’d imagine ICE engine vehicles will be used mainly for construction and other specialized commercial purp...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9641

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

While I cannot speak to what this now former DL employee did or did not do, the letter does point to one thing; corporate activism, and it’s on the rise. While company execs may find it trendy or even truly believe in crafting an official company position on any social/political issues, those positi...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1929
Views: 259779

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I seem to remember reading somewhere on here that PAE-PHX was by far AS's best-performing PAE route, and if that was true, than PAE-TUS should work just fine. Obviously we have to see how things shake out post-COVID, but yes, PAEPHX was a very, very strong performer. I'd imagine PAETUS will do well...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 12392

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Funny how TX is perceived as being gun crazy but they’re only now getting around to unlicensed carry. Here in AZ we haven’t needed a license for a handgun and years ago did away with the need for a CCW permit. Anyone can legally carry a firearm openly or concealed.

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 29, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14200

Re: China and biological warfare story

Then there’s this. Not saying I believe it or disbelieve, but simply arguing as Dr. Fauci has that we cannot yet rule things in or out and far more transparency is needed. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9629563/Chinese-scientists-created-COVID-19-lab-tried-cover-tracks-new-study-claims.html

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 27, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14200

Re: China and biological warfare story

Do you guys even read linked sources? He didn't say he believes that's the case - he expressed the scientifically valid opinion that based on reported information, it's a possibility. Saying something might warrant further investigation does not imply causation. Very odd logic used by some. Oh stop...

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by EA CO AS
Wed May 26, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14200

Re: China and biological warfare story

Well, even St. Fauci is coming around on this being a Chinese lab accident... https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/26/china/china-wuhan-lab-coronavirus-mic-intl-hnk/index.html Do you guys even read linked sources? He didn't say he believes that's the case - he expressed the scientifically valid opinion ...

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by EA CO AS
Wed May 26, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14200

Re: China and biological warfare story

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/26/chin ... index.html
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Well, even St. Fauci is coming around on this being a Chinese lab accident...

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/26/chin ... index.html

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 15, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2917

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

Money to residents? Evidently Newsom wants to buy off the electorate on the recall...

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 15, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13438

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Aaron747 wrote:
that actually suggests is people are even dumber now than in 2000


Well...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 15, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13438

Re: Arizona Election Audit

As a resident of both Arizona and Maricopa County, I think this is a waste of time and money. Having said that, if it helps whomever sleep better at night in the name of "transparency," then have at it. No one blinked at the numerous audits - both months and years later - of the Florida 2...

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 15, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3378

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

YokoTsuno wrote:
Do we still want that after Fukushima and Chernobyl.


Hell yes we do. Chernobyl was caused by a flawed design, and Fukushima was a man-made accident, triggered by natural hazards, that could and should have been avoided.

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