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by Agamadi
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 23
Views: 1706

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

Another case of a police shooting with a lot of protests occurring in North Carolina. https://www.wral.com/decision-surrounding-bodycam-dashcam-video-could-come-wednesday-in-andrew-brown-jr-case/19648383/ In contradiction to other cases where the police have released videos within hours of a shooti...

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by Agamadi
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4128

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

The Hungarians started letting them go to the border on the 3rd of September and let them cross on the 4th. The decisions to accept refugees under blanket terms was taken in the night from September 4th to the 5th, after Chief trafficker Orban deposited them on the border. https://www.zeit.de/2016/...

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by Agamadi
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Body, The Mind & Exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 1374

Re: The Body, The Mind & Exercise

After 4'ish years of illness, injury, apathy, imagined time-constraints, etc. I've decided to run & workout again. My weight has slowly crept up, though nowhere near the all-time high, it is higher than I'd like. But, it's more than the weight, I just feel better when I'm active. So, a couple o...

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by Agamadi
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13534

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

Things on the ground appear to be deteriorating even faster than expected. In the meantime, Taliban and Afghan government talks in Qatar resumed (they seem to be on/off for some time now). It isn't beyond imagining that it's actually Taliban that wants these talks to succeed, and some form of provi...

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by Agamadi
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MPH student shifting into aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: MPH student shifting into aviation

It sounds like you are looking for something in HQ management. I’d say you have three options: 1) get an internship, 2) take some more aviation/business oriented classes, or 3) take an airport job and work your way up. If you get an internship with a medical background you might have your best shot...

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by Agamadi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 151
Views: 13085

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

Fair correction. But I don't get the sense that most of the people talking about it right now really care about that. To the commentators on the right it's just another set of scary words that are supposed to signal to people "dangerous ideas are being implanted in your children! White people ...

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by Agamadi
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is intelligence?
Replies: 15
Views: 1632

Re: What is intelligence?

I got news about my smart, but criminal neighbor. If you don't enjoy gossip, skip this post. He is actually a cousin of my wife. One morning his mother was not well. We went to see. One foot was very swollen. She said the cat bit her. "Decreased kidney function can lead to sodium retention, ca...

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by Agamadi
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5689

Re: Your Favorite Movie

12 Angry Men is my favorite movie. I am ready to review it every month.

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by Agamadi
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

I was a bad boy. Last year I failed to start my annual changes for the new year aka what do you want to go away. To say 2020 was a bummer would be the big understatement. Masks, social distancing, shutdowns economic strife all thanks to a nasty pandemic named Covid 19 all made 2020 literally a plag...

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by Agamadi
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Individulism versus the collective
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: Individulism versus the collective

People are not keen to pay taxes. But in case of war many are willing to sacrifice other people's sons or even their own son or even themselves. From an individualist perspective that isn't logical. My usual talk: Confucius versus Taoism Vedas vs Upanishads Old vs New Testament Romantic versus enli...

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by Agamadi
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Career Advice

Over the last 10 or 20 years, there has been significant growth in trying to get cars to become self-driving. There is still far to go on this path, but more expensive cars now often contain software that makes some of the harder aspects of driving easier - e.g. parking in a cramped space on a busy...

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by Agamadi
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 28
Views: 3230

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

I don't think DL is the only airline that needs to consider their position on this. Airlines in general need law enforcement. How will airlines deal with unruly, abusive and violent passengers if there are no law enforcement officers available? Even if funding is reduced and police forces are not a...

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by Agamadi
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight School Recommendations for Student Pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 3708

Re: Flight School Recommendations for Student Pilot

- Find a school you like. Do you feel like going there all the time? - Find a school you trust with regards to quality. Do they seem professional in most respects, such as maintenance, student bookings, payments? Even just the state of the facility. - Find a school that doesn't ask for a massive up...

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by Agamadi
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5689

Re: Your Favorite Movie

dragon-wings wrote:
Did anyone like Training Day (with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke)? I was flipping through the channels last night and saw it was on. I forgot how much I liked this movie.

I didn't look. What genre is it?

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by Agamadi
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5689

Re: Your Favorite Movie

I adore Fight Club.

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by Agamadi
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: monarchies in the 21st century
Replies: 32
Views: 2383

Re: monarchies in the 21st century

As a Social-Democrat, by default I am anti-monarchy. It is a ridicolous form of government that we would never have entered into today. However, as so many other Norwegians, I don’t want to change the monarchy we currently have. They represent a continuity and wide horizon and long lines that is ra...

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by Agamadi
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: monarchies in the 21st century
Replies: 32
Views: 2383

Re: monarchies in the 21st century

As others have very correctly posted, in regards to Australia, the likelihood of any change to the current system anytime soon is very low. A successful referendum in Australia requires the support of the majority of voters in a majority of states; which already sets the bar quite high. The 1999 re...

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by Agamadi
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a class
Replies: 36
Views: 2152

Re: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a c

90% of the reason you go to school (esp high school) isn’t to memorise and regurgitate whatever some lowly paid teacher tells you, Isn’t it social interaction, making friends, forming relationships, growing into adults, coming of age, all that stuff? Well that’s what the movies have told me anyway....

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by Agamadi
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fascism
Replies: 39
Views: 2621

Re: Fascism

A fascist also wears pants. But Trump is not a fascist. Did you read the Vox article that I linked? It explains why Trump is not a fascist. And Vox hates Trump. An article by some 'proclaimed' student of fascism an authority on the matter does not make him so. It is opinion and only that. Bill Barr...

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by Agamadi
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fascism
Replies: 39
Views: 2621

Re: Fascism

I do not understand where exactly in Russia and China, especially in the first case, you found communism. Russia is most likely an example of modern oligarchic tyranny. China is a separate case in general.

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by Agamadi
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 51726

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just curious: why? Regardless of what you try to do to contain it, the virus follows an up and down curve as it spreads through the population. The hardest hit areas are also those that will go through their spike the fastest. Most places that experienced large outbreaks around the globe go through...

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