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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 83
Views: 6734

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Crypto is a really, really sketchy thing that nevertheless might be highly effective. It’s probably like crystal meth. It does a job that people think they need. But, but it could have integrity risks, it is connected with criminal activity, it’s not well governed, and the long term risks are pretty...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 146
Views: 25914

Re: Avianca (Colombia) will keep the 787-8; will dispose of A330's

Argentina? Avianca is from colombia I apologize lol. Never been to either, but quite aware that these are two totally different and wonderful countries, both of which I want to visit. I guess I am surprised that Colombia has a long haul fleet. Cool. Why are you surprised an airline in Colombia has ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 146
Views: 25914

Re: Avianca (Colombia) will keep the 787-8; will dispose of A330's

Hope it works out. Argentina is always having a rough time. Argentina? Avianca is from colombia I apologize lol. Never been to either, but quite aware that these are two totally different and wonderful countries, both of which I want to visit. I guess I am surprised that Colombia has a long haul fl...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 146
Views: 25914

Re: Avianca (Colombia) will keep the 787-8; will dispose of A330's

Hope it works out. Argentina is always having a rough time.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit
Replies: 41
Views: 5486

Re: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit

Definitely a stellar performance by K street and the American taxpayer. It is they who deserve congratulations.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Metro-What a mess!
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Washington Metro-What a mess!

I rode the Metro earlier this month. Compared to other US mass transit, it is a paragon of quiet, clean, up to date transportation. Yes, it has some ineptitude. Sorry they are having an issue.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2201

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Powell was an intelligent, competent, and driven man. However, some mistakes are simply too great - the Iraq War is his legacy, as it is Rumsfeld's when he died earlier this year. I don't know if I agree with sierrakilo44, that he deserved to have been prosecuted. But I do know that at the very lea...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2201

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

He played a key role in the run-up to the Iraq War. A war of opportunity based on nothing. A war in which 500,000 people were killed. Because the Iraqi people, from 6,000 miles away, vaguely resemble the 9/11 hijackers to some Americans. Powell knew better. IMO, Colin Powell died that day in 2002 wh...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1400

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Is it really that bizarre? If the Left hates something you know the Right will be there to champion it. Explain how free speech is relevant to this? I listen to "left wing" hosts and they are not talking about this at all. I suppose you can scour the internet for some "left wing"...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2012

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history. It would be difficult to discuss WW2 in U.S. high school history classes without mentioning the Holocaust. Definitely! And I think other genocides or holocausts can be mentioned as well. By capitalizing the Holoc...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1400

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

I’d question whether people who are upset were his fans to begin with or typically people jumping on the bandwagon, which is by definition cancel culture. In his comedy set, Chappelle has a 15-20 minute bit where he discusses that the backlash he receives is typically from people who did not actual...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2012

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history. It WAS perhaps the "worst" example of genocide yet known, but there have been many comparable events. Human history has a lot of that. I don't think it is accurate to suggest Nazi Germany was a singular ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

American cars - hit or miss. They tend to have worse owners - rental fleets, people with criminal records. Some American used cars are wel made and perfectly maintained. But it’s rare. You'd LOVE my 2019 Ford Escape Titanium 4x4 coming off lease on April 6, 2022. Never been in the shop for ANYTHING...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

Used cars are the Wild West - and in 2021, they are ridiculously expensive as well. Seriously, if you can, save your money and wait 2 years. It’s a Corolla; is it broken?! There is a major car supply “crisis” in the Us at this time. My basic rundown goes like this. Premium Japanese cars (Honda, Toyo...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 785
Views: 98067

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

A curious route to me is AA’s DFW-BGR on the A319. Is there a particular corporate contract on either end making this viable? Is this a seasonal-only flight? Dallas - Fort Worth - This route begins as a Saturday-only service on July 3 but then will change to daily from mid-August to Nov. 6. “We’re ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 269
Views: 36403

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Forkner committed a serious crime. However, the CEO committed more serious crimes while arguing against grounding the fleet. He shouldn’t walk free again. It’s important these guys understand that being a pig and killing people isn’t okay. It was obvious what they were doing. Maybe they can plead m...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1400

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

My thoughts - when nobody is allowed to speak publicly except the most extreme 0.2% fringe, it leads to an illusion that "the majority of voices" support a particular viewpoint. I think the viewpoint that there is no such thing as a male or female human being is a legitimate viewpoint. Jus...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 269
Views: 36403

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Imo, Forkner becomes the fall guy for Boeing. Not sure I agree with charging him criminally. Forkner committed a serious crime. However, the CEO committed more serious crimes while arguing against grounding the fleet. He shouldn’t walk free again. It’s important these guys understand that being a p...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1497

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

No you see, because of inflation, we had absolutely no choice but to keep making the billionaires even richer while social mobility and wages stay static everywhere else. Hands were completely tied. (Collects paycheck from Koch brothers think tank) Absolutely what will happen, yes. People will stil...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1497

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/13/great-resignation-faq-quit-your-job/ There are entire large classifications of jobs which don't pay enough nor have enough benefits to pay for food, housing, medical care, elderly care, let along raising a family. EU, even the UK, subsidizes people...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 146
Views: 23613

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

The interesting thing to me is that, by the time these programs (777xf and a350f) are launched, built, certified, and delivered in any kind of quantity, the world will be a very different place again. Less demand for cargo and pax demand returned. Maybe so, maybe not. Let’s assume Covid has effects...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2569

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

I used to send my paraplegic friend on buddy pass occasionally. We definitely prioritized mainline routings due to ease of travel for him. Things like CRJ were considerably less easy for him to use. That was the main thing. I’m sure they have a process, but not a great one. Particularly if airstairs...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Don’t you hate it when it rains for 2 million years…

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13486

Re: Arizona Election Audit

People say Kennedy stole 1960, and it’s not entirely debunked as far ask I know. . That last statement shows the insidious nature of conspiracy theories. In this case the conspiracy that Kennedy stole the 1960 election. It doesn't matter that no concrete proof has ever been produced proving this. I...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 907

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

A possible solution to shrink the gap between wages and GDP would be to renounce all income taxes and instead levy corporate and capital gain taxes only. A fascinating proposal but it would naturally never succeed in the US system. Too few with too much to lose. I think it could work very well. Tak...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20762

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

The airlines shot themselves a bit in the foot on this. In the late 90s and early 2000s heyday of 50 seaters, they couldn't stop harping about how quickly they were going "all jet." This, despite the knowledge that turboprops are 1) also jets and 2) easily as reliable, if not moreso, than...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 907

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Probably nothing will change. Tax lawyers will get a bit richer. But, hoping to be surprised.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1199

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

In my experience, the best way to increase your pay, benefits or even your working conditions is to switch jobs. These days, it's very, very rare for someone to stay and grow your way within a company. It happens, but it's really the exception rather than the rule. With that being said, I'm in a pr...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20762

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Short distances? Where? Europe? In the US airlines are flying 1000+nm with 50 seat jets. I suspect that is more the exception than the rule. RJ fleets do a variety of work, some short, some longer. A turboprop fleet would need to include more aircraft and more pilots to do the work an RJ fleet can ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1199

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

I’m asking for a substantial raise at a competitor. The stress level would be higher, plus I am happy enough in my current job. So it’s about how much do they want to spend. I am happy either way.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20762

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Ah 50 seaters, one of my favorite topics. The death of 50 seaters was greatly exaggerated 15 years ago. And yet they are still here. Why? Don’t they have high CASM? Yes. And you know what that means? Practically nothing! Biz jets have enormous CASM and they are flying off the shelves! CASM means no...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20762

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Ah 50 seaters, one of my favorite topics. The death of 50 seaters was greatly exaggerated 15 years ago. And yet they are still here. Why? Don’t they have high CASM? Yes. And you know what that means? Practically nothing! Biz jets have enormous CASM and they are flying off the shelves! CASM means not...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

I know I was banned from another forum for saying exactly that, its ridiculous building nuclear subs to protect Australia's sea lanes from the country which provides over 40% of Australia's trade. There is an almost craze-like anti-China sentiment in Australia at the moment. Even non-Murdoch media ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions
Replies: 23
Views: 1595

Re: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions

It's impossible to know how much fuel is burned on a flight until the aircraft has landed and someone measures how much fuel is left in the tanks. However... The more factors one takes into consideration, the more accurate a prediction will be. Can anyone think of a reason NOT to take into account ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 248
Views: 38315

Re: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor

The Subway is simply a better solution. There is not a money problem here. This is a praise-worthy move by New Gov. If FAA regs did not previously support LGA Subway extension, it shows how stupid FAA regs previously were. Start at the right answer and work backwards. Oh… and locals should get to _...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 248
Views: 38315

Re: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor

The Subway is simply a better solution. There is not a money problem here. This is a praise-worthy move by New Gov. If FAA regs did not previously support LGA Subway extension, it shows how stupid FAA regs previously were. Start at the right answer and work backwards. Oh… and locals should get to _c...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2268

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

The real issue is the legal avoidance aspects. I get it, I avoid whatever taxes I can too, filing to take advantage of whatever allowances are available to me. Many people do that. The difference is the scale. At scale using these schemes can pay for themselves, so you pay some smart legal or accou...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1870

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

The problem isn’t happening in the middle 50% of the political spectrum. Not even the middle 60%. The majority is being held hostage by brain damaged filth merchants on the extremes. People who don’t read books. People who think mob rule is acceptable and are willing to use weapons or firebombs agai...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39206

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Indeed, not least of which is the billions that Airbus would have to spend to bring the A225 to market. Something the fantasy brigade simply ignore. Even if it's hundreds of millions rather than billions to bring an A225 to market, the problem is that they are already hundreds of millions in the ho...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Am I the only one who's never had "bad gas" in the thousands of times they've filled up? I've never even heard of bad gasoline in the developed world. No, 99% of people and their cars would not be able to tell the difference between brands or even the grades on sale, but for that 1% who c...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39206

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Why would Airbus want to do that? They can make more money on the A320NEO than an A220 and it has a mature, high rate production process. They'd be mostly competing with themselves since I doubt there would be many orders that they would beat the 737MAX with the A220 that they couldn't have won wit...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2288

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

DC area is absurdly wealthy and quite stylish. They massively tax the country AND also have a magic license to create US dollars at the Federal Reserve. You would certainly expect DC to be wealthy, and it is. People are generally comfortable and there are quite a few wealthy people in DC metro, but...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2288

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

DC has tons of lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists along with government contractors stationed there to collect money. It is actually a city as well. So instead of comparing it to states. Compare it to cities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_by_adjusted_per_capita_personal_income ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13486

Re: Arizona Election Audit

This is bull and you know it. Both sides did not claim the election was stolen. Both sides did not sack the Capitol when their side lost. Both sides did not play Calvinball with vacancies on the Supreme Court (apparently with expectation of a quid pro quo.) Both sides have not been trying to rewrit...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3466

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I don’t have a big problem with voter ID. It is another case where both sides look stupid. The system where a voter identifies himself or herself is adequate, as long as the fraud rate is tracked and dealt with. While perhaps not technically required (as with air travel, ID is not required according...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13486

Re: Arizona Election Audit

This is bull and you know it. Both sides did not claim the election was stolen. Both sides did not sack the Capitol when their side lost. Both sides did not play Calvinball with vacancies on the Supreme Court (apparently with expectation of a quid pro quo.) Both sides have not been trying to rewrit...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13486

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Both parties are against democracy. They are both going full tilt to try to build a single party dictatorship. Republicans would love to build a dictatorship. So would Democrats. Many people cheer for that. But it’s not a cool thing. This is bull and you know it. Both sides did not claim the electi...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13486

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Biden actually picked up votes in Maricopa County. He still won. The only reason people were questioning the election is because of who lost. Why do you think the attempted overthrow on 1/6 happened? Not because of social media, not because of Russia or China. Because people are told, still, to thi...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

I think the gas business is regional (trucking distance from refineries). As a result, gas stations in a region tend to use the same refinery.

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