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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's crazy, unsustainable and crashing real estate market
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: China's crazy, unsustainable and crashing real estate market

Good morning. I've just finished watching this video from CNA Insider about the issue : The Great Fall Of China's Housing Market: Who Will Pay The Price? | Insight | China Mortgage Boycott I've watched dozens of videos about the subject, that I find fascinating, and read a few articles. I feel this...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's crazy, unsustainable and crashing real estate market
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: China's crazy, unsustainable and crashing real estate market

I think they will figure it out. To my understanding, Japan culture can get trapped in propriety. If it cannot be done the “right way,” things in Japan can get paralyzed… for decades. Chinese culture can be more flexible. They will need new approaches as they embark on a new social and industrial er...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Dropping Out of Top 50 Countries In Life Expectancy
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: USA Dropping Out of Top 50 Countries In Life Expectancy

Here are the actual reports. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/vsrr023.pdf "For the male population, the 1.0-year decline in life expectancy was mostly due to increases in mortality due to COVID-19 (49.5%), unintentional injuries (19.1%), suicide (3.6%), chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (3...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa active A340?
Replies: 18
Views: 4838

Re: Lufthansa active A340?

LH flight 452 inbound from FRA with an A340-600.I'm sure it's a newish plane like all LH A340s, but still stunned to see one in mainline use. I thought I was lucky to fly one a few years ago (downstair lav FTW!!) but I guess we might get to enjoy these gashogs for a few more years. Well, obviously ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon
Replies: 78
Views: 5908

Re: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal

The question is, what else is in the "proposal", and what is he asking in return, that was not part of the original deal? He wouldn't be making a new proposal if it were the same terms, he could simply drop his action. Since he isn't doing that, he's after something else. Here’s are his 2...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9786

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

There's so many angles & premises you can apply to this which makes one or another a winner. Firstly, in regards to the project per se, Embraer won. The CS Project (as originally created) sent BBD to the ropes and nearly finished the company (even though it received so many subsidies from every...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022
Replies: 213
Views: 8262

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q3 2022

Anyway, we were talking about

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by LCDFlight
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On
Replies: 122
Views: 26414

Re: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On

Like everything, A.net tends to think anything that isn’t 6 months new is old, dilapidated and should be scrapped. There are what, 400 200ERs still flying and not counting A models? Still lots of life in all of them. The newest one hasn’t even hit its 10th birthday I'm not saying that at all...what...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8909
Views: 637363

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

No, they're not. It's a desparate move, in order to make the Russian threats of use of nukes more credible with the hope that the west and Ukraine to cave in to Russian demands. Putins modus operandi towards the west is threats and intimidation. This is the time to up the weapons supplies to the Uk...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 33
Views: 8811

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

As long as we are discussing racial stereotypes, when I traveled to Asia a number of times in coach, I always saw people get in or out of their middle seat by scooting right past other customers without them getting up! I was like, how is this even possible? Confused face. It is possible if you are ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4728

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

When was a minimum wage earner ever expected to buy or rent a home. I worked minimum wage, lived at my parents as do many such employees. Minimum wage jobs are breadwinners—they’re the young or marginally skilled workers. Minimum wage 50 years ago wouldn’t have paid for an apartment rent then, Exac...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4728

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

When was a minimum wage earner ever expected to buy or rent a home. I worked minimum wage, lived at my parents as do many such employees. Minimum wage jobs are breadwinners—they’re the young or marginally skilled workers. Minimum wage 50 years ago wouldn’t have paid for an apartment rent then, Exac...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes announced for COS
Replies: 19
Views: 4538

Re: New Routes announced for COS

I traveled through COS last year. Found it to be a booming city with high quality of life. The main reason for limited service at COS is not lack of demand. It is DEN. So it will be like SJC.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 15347

Re: Deltas Old A320s

I would be more concerned flying on a less good carrier’s 3 year old aircraft versus a 30 year old Delta aircraft, which I know has been confirmed nominal by the Delta mechanics. A whole lot can go wrong in 3 years. The only guarantee the equipment is in good condition is the competence of the staff...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8277

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

Having ridden on a lot of planes, ALCOHOL is what makes people into super smart argumentative geniuses / warriors! So I suspect the joys of alcohol were present in this incident. The only thing better than a narcissist idiot is a raging drunk narcissist idiot.

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by LCDFlight
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4538

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Not to mention US cannot even do anything about domestic immigration into big cities and their impact on housing demand and thus housing price. I am curious: why would the federal government tell us that we can't move to one place or another? Isn't that another example of big government? Housing pr...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4538

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

You have to love people saying “I am for diversity and welcoming people of all backgrounds, documented or not. But keep those hordes of immigrants the hell away from my community.”

I mean, this is a mic drop. This is an iconic moment in luxury politics.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

Good to realize that in the SF area, the problem is not poverty. It’s ignorance.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 3076

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

I think the EU has been an unmitigated tragedy for Italy, Greece and Spain… they have tolerated the pain for far too long, imo…

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

I hope the gunman was taken dead or alive. Both ways are legal.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR
Replies: 136
Views: 20505

Re: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR

The premium economy in the A321 looks very nice. Finally some headrest wings, instead of simply using the man’s shoulders next to you.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Endangered Species: First Time Flying the 747 and A340 - BOS>FRA>MUC>BOS...grab some popcorn
Replies: 16
Views: 5578

Re: Endangered Species: First Time Flying the 747 and A340 - BOS>FRA>MUC>BOS...grab some popcorn

Good job, young sir. Cool to see that aviation model store in MUC is still there. You showed the courage to get out there and see/do stuff. And for that, you were rewarded. Thanks for sharing it with us. And yes… flying on the 747 or the elegant A340 is a special opportunity that you will remember f...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 99
Views: 12139

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

https://www.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2022-0535-0001

Any chance this is granted?

The unions will be throwing fits…..


Cue the “it’s not about the 1500 hour rule” :roll:
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FlyingElvii wrote:
BoeingG wrote:
Republic Airways is seeking an exemption from the 1500 flight hour rule so pilots can begin flying at 750 hours.

https://www.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2022-0535-0001

Any chance this is granted?

The unions will be throwing fits…..


Cue the “it’s not about the 1500 hour rule” :roll:

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23383

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

There will be a new generation of road warriors, but not as many. Lightsaber To add to your brilliant post, the industry leading question thus becomes - how do carriers best cater to these individuals? Even today, this new generation is being presented with choices and abilities that others before ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26626

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

7. IL-86–an attempt at a wide-body aircraft to challenge the 747. 106 built. The Il-86 was never meant to challenge the 747. Their attempt was to build a domestic airliner somewhat mirroring the Airbus A300. Indeed, the aircraft was explicitly called "Airbus" in initial Russian documents ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan

johns624 wrote:
LCDFlight wrote:
Cute watching them battle for Chinese vassal status.
Maybe they should Google "Uighur"?


Good thinking. Maybe all of Russia should Google “Uighur” too.

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is DL's new LGA-BDL 3X Daily doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 8910

Re: How is DL's new LGA-BDL 3X Daily doing?

There is nothing wrong with this. It is smart business. If it was your airline you would do the same thing. Those slots used to belong to other airlines, and yes. When it was their business, they did the same thing. That is what you do with valuable slots you have to protect. You keep them active a...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan

Cute watching them battle for Chinese vassal status.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 59
Views: 4969

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

Not to have gone outside on 13/3 this year. If I had stayed home I’d be walking and healthy. Now I’m wrecked for heck knows how much of the rest of the year. I avoided Covid so far as I can tell and kept my life fairly normal but end up having major surgery and a long recovery. Everything I took fo...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 154
Views: 6764

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Hybrids are over. They where HUGE here for a few years before enugh people catched on to how much better pure EVs is. They are uneccesary complicated, and the statistics showed the amount driven electrically didn’t in total make up for the amount of fuel used to carry around the battery. Used as fl...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 88
Views: 17011

Re: AA closing SFO f/a base on January 31, 2023

It is psycho to think FAs should be based at SFO. Doctors can hardly afford to live there. Unfortunately, this is inevitable.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greenland Ice Sheet to Lead to 10 Inches of Sea Level Rise Minimum by 2100
Replies: 91
Views: 3816

Re: Greenland Ice Sheet to Lead to 10 Inches of Sea Level Rise Minimum by 2100

I think Skynet might not be so bad. Maybe that is Elon's real plan? Leave Earth, fix the problem, then come back a century later.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 154
Views: 6764

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Hybrids are over. They where HUGE here for a few years before enugh people catched on to how much better pure EVs is. They are uneccesary complicated, and the statistics showed the amount driven electrically didn’t in total make up for the amount of fuel used to carry around the battery. Used as fl...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

I think absentee was a powerful new factor. Laws changed to allow it with fewer witnesses (due to the Covid emergency, as zero vaccines were available). I can say that was a fact where I live. This created a convenient new option to vote from home that was illegal before, potentially raising turnou...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN is having huge troubles, shares face delisting risk
Replies: 36
Views: 11466

Re: VN is having huge troubles, shares face delisting risk

The airline business is generally speculative. If the capital ownership needs to be restructured, it is what it is. These are the risks. Vietnam has bright long term prospects.

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by LCDFlight
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

2020 was a highly unusual election that used new channels in ways that likely changed the result. What are you talking about? I think absentee was a powerful new factor. Laws changed to allow it with fewer witnesses (due to the Covid emergency, as zero vaccines were available). I can say that was a...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: On Hanover Street in Boston, there is a post office...
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: On Hanover Street in Boston, there is a post office...

So I actually agree that US post offices are a great opportunity for OCD / autism type obsessions. Each one is part of the same system. Each one is a little bit different, sometimes in architecturally fascinating ways. And there is a long history. I resisted the temptation to begin photographing the...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2970

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

Actually, as SEB noted (I posted his quote below), the books are not in a/the school library. Fox appears offended that a teacher would openly post that these resources/books are available to people that find they may want to learn more about such things. I guess Fox finds it unacceptable that a te...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)
Replies: 51
Views: 11533

Re: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)

GlobalAirways wrote:
Thanks for this! Really cool update!


+1, extremely cool and impressive aircraft all.

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2970

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

No I think they have a point... sexual identity really has ZERO role in typical school or business settings. People who try to interject their own sexual, gender, or race identity at random, irrelevant times are actually doing something that is troubling. It is off-task and implies that the entire e...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

Anyone who honestly thinks the election was 'stolen' needs to be committed.... Personally not a fan of Joe but he got the votes, move on as y'all told the crying Hillary voters. Okay, I will give you 2020 was a highly unusual election that used new channels in ways that likely changed the result. B...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 25 Years Since Death of Princess Diana
Replies: 38
Views: 1908

Re: 25 Years Since Death of Princess Diana

Princess Diana did rock the British royal family boat. It needed rocking, I think. I would say that her treatment by the royal 'establishment' was nothing short of despicable. Without wishing to diminish her good qualities - some outstanding - I think that some of the British public placed her on a...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12474

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

She served her country, and people, to the last. RIP.

QE II delivered a thousand years of cultural heritage to her people and her state. People act like it’s nothing. I think it was valuable work. She worked hard, and I hope she is resting now.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23383

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

WFH despite all the issues it brings is here to stay. In some sectors like technology companies can recruit nationwide (and worldwide) and never worry about relocations again. So is Zoom, Teams, etc here to stay. You're painting with too broad a brush. I'm a tech guy and I've been working from home...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23383

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

WFH despite all the issues it brings is here to stay. In some sectors like technology companies can recruit nationwide (and worldwide) and never worry about relocations again. So is Zoom, Teams, etc here to stay. People need to understand that senior management looks at an Excel spreadsheet and doe...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23383

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

I think like any "Pandemic trend" this too will be short lived or will re-emerge in a different form. We thought people were never going to return to the office and yet company after company is now demanding that workers return. I'm traveling for business this month even though I hadn't d...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10+ dead in mass stabbing in Saskatchewan
Replies: 18
Views: 1388

Re: 10+ dead in mass stabbing in Saskatchewan

In regards to my previous statement, this is what I mean: https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/383740/Past-drug-alcohol-use-had-caused-stabbing-suspect-to-lose-mind-parole-document#383740 The guy has 59 criminal convictions, mostly violent assault, he was serving a sentence and given parole last ye...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 19498

Re: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

And that’s what makes these accidents caused by loss of cabin pressure so baffling. That's why we should suspect a creeping loss of pressurization, not a sudden one. Or an event where the pressurization has never begun. Hypothermia in mountaineers does a very similar thing. You know you can still w...

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