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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 39
Views: 1830

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

The way I see it, Trump was never truly a coastal elite. He has blue collar attitudes and tastes. The guy eats Mcdonald’s. He is a cartoonish fake rich clown. His criticism that coastal elites do not care about the median voter was accurate. It doesn’t matter if Saddam Hussein is the person saying ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 39
Views: 1830

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

And we cant ever forget that 95% of Republicans believed to their very core that Trump was going to ram it down the “Coastal Elites’” collective throats. And yet he himself was born a coastal elite who lived in gold plated penthouses in NYC and flew his personal jet to coastal private golf clubs wh...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 39
Views: 1830

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I fail to see how adults who have worked in large organizations can claim there is “no such thing as a deep state.” It is in the nature of large organizations to have clouded lines of sight and corroded purpose. A deep state (aka fiefdom, turf, skunk works, kingdom) takes care of members’ needs or w...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 44
Views: 1680

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

NYC was the first to be hit in a major way, and has a population density almost 2500x higher than SD. SD, LA, MS, AZ, AL all killed about 1000 people more per million people than the national average, which was the same as FL. CA was slightly below the national average, and places like VT, UT, AK, ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 44
Views: 1680

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

The one that killed her citizens at nearly a NY rate, with months more to prepare, infinitely more information on the disease, and a thousandth of the population density? Texas has always been big hat, no cattle. Also get a second mortgage to pay for insurance :duck: Yeah so you're saying Noem kill...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 16
Views: 767

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

what I noticed with tech is, typically the quality goes up every year and the price goes down every year. Televisions for example. Phones, computers, light bulbs. The biggest myth out there is you need to spend a lot of money to get good technology. the Hyundai Elantra has probably the best technolo...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 44
Views: 1680

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I think Florida, Texas, Colorado have some of the most successful governors at the moment. (Washington, Utah and Tennessee honorable mention) Their policies are allowing tremendous growth in wealth & affluence (and population). High end millennials are moving to these places. This is overall a g...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 93
Views: 13330

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

So much for DL having a focus city. It feels like AUS has turned into a never-ending game of chicken between AA and WN. I'm curious as to where all these new flights are going to fit now when AUS was pretty gate-constrained pre-COVID, like others have pointed out. Its going to be interesting to see...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 93
Views: 13330

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

AA overall would have a bigger FF base than DL. I think they will protect AUS aggressively. It is a 5 million population city in the future, among the wealthiest. So it is a major strategic prize, even if it loses money right now. I won't say the losses are irrelevant, but AUS is such a big strategi...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has to claim this because it is her only chance of overcoming an at-will-employment firing . Being a woman is not a protected class, though. This woman is clearly off-kilter somehow, IMO, but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1518

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Honestly surprised this move came from a social democrat led government. Everyone would have expected such a move from the far right, but not the soc dems.. The Social Democratic Party of Denmark has moved so far to the right in terms of immigration policies that they ressemble any other right wing...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the g...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the gu...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA asks HQ staff to volunteer at DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 4175

Re: AA asks HQ staff to volunteer at DFW

It does not specify if it is on company time. If it is on company time, then it is not volunteer work, it is fully paid. It would be an "optional work assignment" to be done during the workday. Yet the article is trying to imply something that it is a charitable effort. Let's see if the ar...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4510

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

bennett123 wrote:
Not clear what she means about 'subjecting myself to people that doubt me'.


I thought that was part of competitive athletics, even for children :rotfl:

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8452

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

The people bellyaching about this certainly have no problem with a lot of these very same companies donating boat loads to republicans pushing election fraud lies, ramping up voter suppression, and trying to pass hundreds of bills in some of the ugliest display of anti LGBT insanity in a generation...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20771

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

How can something with zero ownership cost be much of a liability? It is A380s and un-needed brand new aircraft that are airline liabilities at the moment. Consider DL and its A350s. Super expensive aircraft. Super not profitable so far. If DL wanted to retire them, it would retire them. And Yes, th...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 81
Views: 9966

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

A few secondhand people I've spoken with, not much handling details. But just cool careers (1) Guy started on Lockheed Starlifter and Jetstar, then flew Falcons/Gulfstreams for his career. I think Gulfstream V was his favorite (2) Guy flew C-9 Skytrain and now flies 744F/748F (still a young man). He...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7363

Re: China and biological warfare story

The USDA inspection service and FDA are crowning achievements in our civilization. The US demonstrates how the government can inspect all meat, even at colossal scale. We have been there done that. Really? Overuse of antibiotics in farm animals (inc the US) is the main driver of antibiotic resistan...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7363

Re: China and biological warfare story

By our standards, yeah, that's a logical concern. But their cultural values are obviously different. This is why epidemiologists have had a keen eye on East/SE Asia and West Africa for years with very high likelihood something would emerge from these wet markets. Sure our standards are different, b...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4175

Re: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines

I found this interview... enlightening and scary: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/capa-live-air-lease-executive-chairman-steven-udvar-hazy-561543 - "Many airlines have mortgaged everything, their planes, their slots, their airport terminals, their ground facilities, their freque...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26285

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Says more about buyer's personality than it does about Airbus

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18596

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Austin has a LOT of tech money going in. Many, many thousands of affluent tech workers. Workers who can easily plunk down for a Hawaii vacation. Mind you, telecommuting also allows _remote working from Hawaii_ while remaining on US soil. And the timezone is favorable, you just wake up early and log ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8452

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

The one decent point many of us might agree with is that private companies should not become merged with political regimes. That happens in enough terrible countries. We don't need it in the USA.

The employee has one vote. Delta has zero. Employee 1, Delta 0 (and accurately called on it).

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2570

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

But it's a issue that this industry will have to get a handle on sooner rather than later. True, but it's a war with dual fronts: one of science, one of propaganda. It's imperative to win the former, but not sure how one does that in light of the latter. :( Unfortunately, I feel the airline industr...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2570

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Offsets used to electrify the economy and accelerate wind/solar could be fairly tangible and transparent. Ground transportation has immense 'low hanging fruit'. Residence and commercial heating/cooling are another immense part of energy consumption. Concrete and steel production are another opportu...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 31, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2570

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

It's a money grab. NYT is demanding payments to enviro-financial industry. Perhaps it will work. It’s fun to completely fabricate things from your imagination :roll: There is no viable technology alternative to Jet-A combustion in the near future (<20 years). This is about carbon taxes. The affluen...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 31, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly the end of Netanyahu
Replies: 31
Views: 2335

Re: Possibly the end of Netanyahu

Israel has a very great deal to lose with respect to US politics. They would be stunned how much they can lose.

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 31, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2570

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

It's a money grab.

NYT is demanding payments to enviro-financial industry. Perhaps it will work. Anyway, if it is $1 per gallon of jet fuel, it is burdensome, but very feasible for airline passengers, who tend to be affluent. This is a battle between 2 groups of rich people.

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 29, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9007

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

So you don't think mental illness has anything at all to do with mass shootings? Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech all can be traced to mental illness. Then, at the same time, we have "I'll teach them a lesson" types like Charleston and El Paso where closing the gun show loopho...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 29, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”
Replies: 117
Views: 23091

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

Simpe Flying was stating that AAB is ready to order new planes to replace both the A350s and B787s, if any manufacturer commits to a new type. Link: https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-787-a350-replacements/ LOL what does that even mean ?! It sounds psycho. How is it environmentally friendly to ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu May 27, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9870

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Huh I just checked a rather heavy DHL shipment of car parts I got shipped out of LHR today. Hopefully it does not go through CVG.

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by LCDFlight
Thu May 27, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

They are rising because of low interest rates, unprecedented government stimulus / record high household incomes, record high credit scores giving people access to loans they would not ordinarily get, inflation caused by this ocean of money, institutional investors getting more adept at buying and m...

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by LCDFlight
Wed May 26, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”
Replies: 117
Views: 23091

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

Oh gosh that is precious. The reason the A380 was a mistake was financial. It did not make money for Airbus nor for the carriers who bought it, relative to alternatives like 77W. With the possible exception of Emirates, and that argument relies heavily on goodwill. To paint this story with 2020s cli...

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 25, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How common is significant over fueling?
Replies: 15
Views: 2103

Re: How common is significant over fueling?

Anyway, the captain stated during one of his announcements that this was "unprecedented" so it led me to wonder how often a mistake of this degree typically occurs. It doesn't happen often but considering your average fueler isn't exactly a Rhodes Scholar, it isn't "unprecedented&quo...

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 25, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5000

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Democrats have done their share of city burnings and mass school closings in the past year. They are not angels. Moralizing to kids about social justice while we celebrate clear, proud racial quotas at Harvard. Super impressive. Nobody said anything about "moralizing to kids about social justi...

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 25, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5000

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Democrats have done their share of city burnings and mass school closings in the past year. They are not angels.

Moralizing to kids about social justice while we celebrate clear, proud racial quotas at Harvard. Super impressive.

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 24, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new york airways helicopter
Replies: 15
Views: 2308

Re: new york airways helicopter

My mom also rode New York Airways on a transfer between JFK and possibly LGA, stopping at the Pan Am building. They used surplus Chinooks.

This was an iconic aviation moment

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 24, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

As distinct from "corporate airline contracts," how much is "corporate jet flying" down?

I heard private jet traffic is actually pretty strong. But corporations that own fleets must be using their fleet less than usual.

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by LCDFlight
Sun May 23, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

Can somebody explain the difference between turboprop and UDF please? They appear to have different configuration, but I have no idea the advantages of UDF over turboprop. The first article is fairly lengthy, but should help. https://www.britannica.com/technology/jet-engine/Turboprops-propfans-and-...

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by LCDFlight
Sun May 23, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

Can somebody explain the difference between turboprop and UDF please? They appear to have different configuration, but I have no idea the advantages of UDF over turboprop.

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 22, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

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. I agree we should have more nuclear, but saying Fukushima was "a man-made ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 22, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EU / UN "government fleets" ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: EU / UN "government fleets" ?

The UN would have a vast staff travel apparatus, mainly relying on private sector providers. $$

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 18, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)

In a normal market, you need several fungible suppliers that you can choose between. Otherwise it is a total monopoly and the maker can set the price to infinity (or just stop selling to you, dooming your product). Automakers should have thought about strategic sourcing. Chip industry is too concent...

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by LCDFlight
Fri May 14, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work
Replies: 71
Views: 7400

Re: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work

Delta: We appreciate your hard work and here is your outsized profit sharing check to show our gratitude. Employees: This is a great company to work for. Delta: We got this problem. We need some volunteers to work the Sky Clubs..for whatever reason.. it would really help us. And it’s volunteer Empl...

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by LCDFlight
Fri May 14, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4334

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

So after watching my girlfriend get a 100+% return on her investment in ethereum, I imagine it was time for me to jump in the gray of cryptocurrency. I threw in some money to ethereum via Coinbase and have that much after a ~1.4% fee. So as with most millennials and investing, I know next to nothin...

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by LCDFlight
Fri May 14, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work
Replies: 71
Views: 7400

Re: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work

Delta is losing money right now and is unable to compete with the government for these workers. I just want to address this briefly, since it’s been mentioned a few times in this thread — the research shows that enhanced UI benefits haven’t really led to people choosing to stay unemployed. While th...

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by LCDFlight
Fri May 14, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11248

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings says: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask or stay 6 feet away from others in most settings, whether outdoors or indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri May 14, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work
Replies: 71
Views: 7400

Re: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work

Maybe I've missed some nuance, but why should salaried employees be paid extra for doing the company's work on the company's time, especially when they are not required to take these shifts? It's not a nuance, really, of salaried employment. One is hired for a specific role. The company asking the ...

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