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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 68
Views: 3197

Re: What happened to Denver?

So if cheap goods are so great for America, why is our country experiencing unprecedented income inequality? Where are all the family sustaining jobs ? We want our companies to provide livable wages, family leave, health insurance, etc and then pay a large share of the US budget. And while your doi...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

In business (as in life?), the definition of a "shock" or "crisis" is a problem you DID NOT ANTICIPATE and/or PREPARE FOR. 9/11 was an example. The 2008 housing bubble was another example. COVID-19 was another. It would have been relatively easy to prevent 9/11, and find and kill...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 24
Views: 3949

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

Umm... why is AA investing in other airlines when it can't even support itself without government aid. I get the partnership would be great for both of them, but if AA can invest $200 Million on an airline, then it doesn't need government aid. Exactly LOL, how generous of us to fund this junket for...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61

It hurts. In his last appearance on Letterman, Macdonald went on about how he loved Dave.
Both men used comedy to battle the darkness of human hypocrisy.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time
Replies: 44
Views: 5848

Re: 16 years ago: NW and DL both file CH11 bankruptcy at nearly the same time

US AIR almost took over Delta. It’s comical today being how strong Delta became. Delta was strong, and certainly in better shape and network size than US was when it tried to take over DL so aggressively. US was far and away the worst of the network carriers back then, with a reputation for indiffe...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2957

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

If they can grow food and such all year long. There just isn’t any question on food supplies. Sorry. If we have to ship some more fruit up from Mexico or Bolivia, no problem. Price per fruit will go up a cent or so - or it might actually go down, depending on the tariffs involved currently. I know ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 42
Views: 2081

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

I saw a small town fire dept raising their ladder truck high on a highway overpass this morning with a US flag on top. It seemed the full company of the fire dept was on hand in uniform. 9/11 was a day of bravery and professionalism by the fire and police who responded, as well as common folk, air c...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2957

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

No, it doesn't have the ideal climate, hence the need for irrigation. But find somewhere else that has as long a growing season as well as one that gets enough rain that irrigation isn't needed. That was my point. Those places are few and far between so either the Central Valley gets the water or w...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2957

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well. Very good point, but that ship has sailed. So, since wholesale relocation of the...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

JJJ wrote:
If he sends you a very lowball number, offer to buy him out for that amount instead.

If everything is as you say he'll wreck the business in a painfully short time.


Best comment ever.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

I do know something about toxic people in business. They never change. And they negate all value. From what you wrote, YOU, not the other guy, are creating most of the value. You are showing signs of what it takes to be successful over the long haul. He isn’t. You will likely succeed and he will lik...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 68
Views: 3197

Re: What happened to Denver?

Aaron747.. the disagreement you and I have is that I believe adults can be expected to meet adult responsibilities. I believe you are infantilizing every street character and claiming you can “fix” their problem with government support. The record on such programs is atrocious, rife with unintended ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 68
Views: 3197

Re: What happened to Denver?

Not my fault if you missed the point of seeing which world cities have the most homelessness. Political party is a coincidence, absolutely . There is zero statistical significance to the claim it is obviously due to local politics. That would be an 'F' paper in any critical thinking class. There ar...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 68
Views: 3197

Re: What happened to Denver?

Curious. That wasn’t my experience at all in Denver when I last visited a couple years ago. Have things changed that much? The OP sounds much closer to what I saw in San Francisco…recently visited there for the first time in many years and could not believe the sheer number of mentally ill and drug...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 68
Views: 3197

Re: What happened to Denver?

In order to find "answers," people would need to be willing to read books and gain knowledge on fact-based criminal studies topics. Sociology, also quite popular, explains why vagrants will gather in desirable places and set up a new "society," if voters decide to let them do th...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 68
Views: 3197

Re: What happened to Denver?

In order to find "answers," people would need to be willing to read books and gain knowledge on fact-based criminal studies topics. Sociology, also quite popular, explains why vagrants will gather in desirable places and set up a new "society," if voters decide to let them do tha...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9036

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

It starts at the top. Either they have seasoned, engineering-focused management with a clear line of communication down to product level, or they have clowns in clown suits stirring up a giant pot of rancid rat poison. You probably know the rest.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Innovations created by one airliner manufacturer that were later adopted by another airliner manufacturer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Innovations created by one airliner manufacturer that were later adopted by another airliner manufacturer?

Sometimes manufacturers learn a lesson & iterate on a feature. For example AF447 perhaps influencing Gulfstream's active side sticks in G500/G600 around 5 years later. In any case, it is probably an Airbus influenced design, both positively and in terms of the change.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2957

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

There should be no water shortage. Instead, water should be priced so that a sustainable amount is drawn from the river. Agriculture should occur where it is viable, not in the middle of the desert. This whole issue is about a stupid legal privilege on "water rights" that needs to be rever...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any New Airline Clubs in the Pipeline?
Replies: 23
Views: 1519

Re: Any New Airline Clubs in the Pipeline?

Is the funding method changing from airline-based to more generic? Is that a trend?

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 159
Views: 6023

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris was a senator from California as well as being the Secretary Of State for California. She is known around the state. IIRC, she is well liked in California still. This is a yuge nothingburger the right wants to blow out of proportion. As they do with anything they can. I think it will be a ve...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50447

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Just so sad to see what Boeing's become. They only deliver two pax plane products (737MAX and 787), both have been grounded multiple times, and IINM they both hold the narrowbody and widebody records for grounding, as well as the former with the all-time grounding record for a plane returned to ser...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 27726

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

The 777-300ER has now truly inherited the 744’s role, even if it is not the same icon. Airline execs love it for its reliability, its capability and understand that midway through its economic life, it is not a fuel burn leader anymore. There are adjustments you can make for that and still give it ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 27726

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

The 777-300ER has now truly inherited the 744’s role, even if it is not the same icon. Airline execs love it for its reliability, its capability and understand that midway through its economic life, it is not a fuel burn leader anymore. There are adjustments you can make for that and still give it a...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 17992

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

This is turning out to be a great thread. There are excellent arguments on both sides. United appears to be more generous than the FAR, even allowing a musical instrument to be considered a “personal item.” Does the FAR require such? I think this is above & beyond by United. On balance, it seems...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 17992

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

CommutAir is a no carry on carrier, the federal law does not apply . This is clearly stated in their terms and conditions https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/baggage/carry-on.html I think a lot of the problem here is that words matter, and both this statement and the f/a's statement are not...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

Sounds like a bad situation, especially if the person's attitude is not appropriate for an engineering director title. My only advice would be, separate what is your opinion from what is objective fact. You might also go back to some goal where you and this "director" agree 100%. Maybe you...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 6860

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

Personally I think beating a woman is more serious than saying the N word, or any word. By “fight with girlfriend,” what are we talking about? Sigh. Still love you, America. Not always easy..

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by LCDFlight
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United BOS-LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 14526

Re: United BOS-LHR

As a Boston based UA FF I'm going to go against the general consensus and say that a UA BOS-LHR is much needed and would do well. LHR is BOS's largest international market by a long shot. IIRC, BOS is LHR's second largest U.S. market after NYC. It's a huge market that *A/A++ is missing out on. And ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4445

Re: Universal Healthcare

I want to call out I was wrong about US Govt spending 11k per capita. That is the total public+private spending. The government soends around 6k per capita, in line with Germany’s public expenditure on health care. Even with insurance, for some services it is cheaper to fly to Mexico and have proced...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4445

Re: Universal Healthcare

Universal healthcare has been achieved by most advanced countries. The US failure to have it is mostly due to the inefficiency and corruption within the US style of government. I do not think simply adding money on top of an inefficient and corrupt system will realize universal healthcare in the US....

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by LCDFlight
Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1610

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

The US needs to modernize and streamline its foreign service. There need to be clear performance objectives in order to maintain an assignment, with the baseline expectation that the employee will not continue in their role unless objectives are met every year, and that their position is necessary....

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by LCDFlight
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1610

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

The US needs to modernize and streamline its foreign service. There need to be clear performance objectives in order to maintain an assignment, with the baseline expectation that the employee will not continue in their role unless objectives are met every year, and that their position is necessary. ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 6809

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

And PRC would instigate such an event because they suddenly stopped loving to make money? Nah, not buying it. China has been building nukes primarily for this eventuality. Again, reading history helps to understand PRC ideas. In the Carter years, he said "A nuclear war can never be won." ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 6809

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Not really necessary because the US nuclear umbrella extends to ROK, Japan and ROC. That doesn't really work if MAD is involved. Yes the US would probably help Taiwan, but not if the price is a nuke lobbed at the US mainland. And PRC would instigate such an event because they suddenly stopped lovin...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 41917

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Why are we there anyway? Do we have any right to be there? Why haven't you been asking that for the last 5 years? I remember shouting at the car radio in 2012 when Petreus stepped down and his replacement was droning on about “I still believe in the mission.” WHAT Mission?!?! But it didn’t do any g...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 41917

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well all the Hawks should be happy. Biden just promised to hunt down whoever is responsible, and will give the miltiary the assets they need. https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/afghanistan-news-taliban-refugees-08-26-21-intl/index.html President Biden left the door open for more military assistanc...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 7962

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

It's not just about skiing and snowboarding. Florida is not just about golf. Austin and Nashville not just about music.

Certain markets are catching fire overall, as places to travel and to live in the future. They are not looking back to the 1980s or whatever.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 7962

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

You seldom go broke by catering to rich people. Smart add. ASE, EGE, JAC and to some extent BZN type markets are very interesting. Always fun to watch. I often notice, it's not how many PEOPLE live in a city pair.... sometimes it is how many DOLLARS live on a city pair. And, what is THAT map like...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 41917

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

At least ten US service members killed according to latest news now. This will have to be revenged. It is not surprising, given that Afghanistan is in chaos. One of the things about chaos is the lowest life forms are allowed to surface. RIP to the service members, who were only doing their jobs to ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 better at hot and high airports than the B757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: MD-90 better at hot and high airports than the B757?

An airline's question would be, can both airplanes carry a 90-100% full passenger load on a given hot & high mission, like JAC-ATL in summer or something like this. It is not a range contest. Nor is it a size contest. Let's try to factor that out and just look at field performance. Although yes,...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?

It's great that you found some ways to improve it. IMO, exercise and drinking water are important (obviously you feel horrible if you are dehydrated). Those 2 items fix about 75% of any issues I have. If I get anxious or stressed, cortisol in the blood, my thinking degrades and ability to sleep degr...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 3882

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Pretty confident airlines will continue to be the best solution for the next 40 years. Maybe they will burn e- fuels manufactured by a sustainable process. It is just daunting to move millions of people such large distances every day using any other configuration. Airlines already have a correct sol...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 2573

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

You touch on a subject that will imo will be THE issue of the next decade. Humanitarian obligations to process refugees and asylum seekers were put in place after WWII and the Holocaust. North America, South America, ANZAC and Great Britain took most of those displaced people who did not return &qu...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2504

Re: The appeal of raising children

I would probably have become a bored alcholic. Or even worse, a ambitious 50ish triatlon moron. But instead, the added dimension of kids and seeing them grow up makes it feel like the best years in life are still up ahead! I recommend it! Love this quote hahaha and very true. As a 30 year old, I ju...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2504

Re: The appeal of raising children

As a 30 year old, I just don’t see the appeal of having kids and most of my peers seem to feel the same way. Those of us who do want them want 1-2 maybe starting mid 30s - early 40s. Pretty common. But yeah, that is a sign of a dying culture, if many people feel that way. Any doctor will tell you -...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 41917

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The US has no further responsibility for random Americans in Afghanistan.

This is completely up to the government of Afghanistan. Americans in the area should ask the Afghans what to do next.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2046

Re: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

The most important thing that brings societies forward (developmental economics) is educating girls. The rest follows. A crucial consequence is they stop having 7 kids each, settling at about 2 kids instead. India did this. As a result, India is climbing its way steadily out poverty. If you have to ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 34
Views: 2152

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

I have always been fascinated by police misconduct and police corruption, always. But that does not mean that we don’t need police to enforce the law anymore. That is a giant leap that only completely privileged people seem to make. If you have been a victim, of say ten violent crimes, you don’t ha...

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