Aaron747 wrote:Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016.
https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spac ... 58875.html
W wasn't a bad president, IMO. In fact, he was one of my favorites. The Iraq war was a blunder, but that was caused IMO by faulty intelligence....I can't necessarily blame the POTUS if he was given bad info and was acting in good faith. W's actions in the aftermath of 9/11 and his unifying of the c...Jump to post
How to prevent the world from repeating experience, extending the lost decade to become lost decades? Roll back the increasingly-draconian and commerce-prohibitive environmental regulations. Yeah, screw those future generations. Who really cares what their children, grandchildren and great-grandchi...Jump to post
The big problem with that is that since gun ownership is a constitutional right in this country, imposing financial or other undue hurdles on that right is likely unlawful. Same reason that they got rid of poll taxes and literacy tests to vote. It is a constitutional right, but I believe the USSC h...Jump to post
Not an apologist, just perennially annoyed with factually inaccurate statements of any kind. I don't need to be an expert - other experts and Biden himself have testified to the fact he has the condition. Duh. If this is a real 'condition'. The more troublesome and dangerous this situation is. The ...Jump to post
I hate to fall back on this trope, but, "When Guns are Outlawed... Only Outlaws will have Guns" -- in America. Serious question - who is calling for an outright ban on guns? It seems to me, most sensible people would like to see more regulations and control around gun ownership. That is f...Jump to post
The first Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian in Ukraine. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61461805 A Russian soldier on trial for war crimes in Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin is accused of gunning down an unarme...Jump to post
More news sources are now reporting the crash appears to be an intentional act including the BBC and Reuters. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61488976 .https://www.reuters.com/world/china/flight-data-china-eastern-jet-points-intentional-nosedive-wsj-2022-05-17/ Those are just rehashes of the same...Jump to post
davidjohnson6 wrote:Finland ahead of Sweden on trustworthiness, or the reverse ? Why ?
You ignore the fact that most crime and most gun crime is concentrated in urban areas in the United States. Telling people who live in the areas at greatest risk for crime that they don't need a way to defend themselves is out of touch. Telling the single mom with a restraining order out against he...Jump to post
Turkey expects its pound of flesh or it will block Finland & Sweden’s NATO applications. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61472021 Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership. Recep Tayyip Erdoga...Jump to post
https://mobile.twitter.com/AFP/status/1526251302459777025 I wonder what concessions NATO will offer to get Turkey to play ball ? If it were up to me I'd restore their F-35 orders in exchange for donating their S-400 missles to Ukraine. That was what really ruptured relations with the U.S. But then ...Jump to post
SL1200MK2 wrote:Aesma wrote:Is marital rape recognized in Mississippi ?
It’s likely encouraged there.
The vast majority of car crashes in Russia can be attributed to excess speed. And probably no small measure of vodka. Every time I see a video and there's a queue of traffic at a junction, I know someone is going to come smashing into it at massive speed. My company didn't allow us to drive in Russi...Jump to post
In a move that will surprise nobody, Russia again warns Finland against joining NATO. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61420185 Russia has said it will be forced to take "retaliatory steps" over its neighbour Finland's move to join Nato. A foreign ministry statement said the move woul...Jump to post
There is still a significant minority of the Finnish population who are against NATO membership - their opinions should be respected. In a binary decision, how on Earth do you "respect the opinion of the minority"? The only way you can respect the opinion of the minority is by ignoring th...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:For those arguing Pro Choice.
Is that legalised abortion up to birth?.
wingman wrote:Airbus better watch out. Boeing has almost 40 years of experience sizing up the replacement for the 737.
You just agreed that all men should stay out of the debate, unless you are pro-choice, because you are advocating on women's behalf. I guess all women are pro-choice then. Got it. Huh, no. None of those statements were made - please don't put words in my mouth. You insinuated it. Saying hear, hear ...Jump to post
I’ve been trying to figure out why folks try to press their religious beliefs on others so much. Is it possible they’re experiencing some dissonance and figure if they can impress their silly children’s stories on others, it will somehow make it more true? One can be a complete atheist and still ma...Jump to post
Avatar2go wrote:Reports that certification of the A321XLR may be delayed for review of the fuselage fuel tank.
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 022-05-04/
I know that this is going to get flamed, but if you believe the fetus is a life, what part of that is religion? Granted a lot of people look at this through a lens of religion, but not all. There’s nothing wrong with that - belief, like religion, is an inalienable right. But belief, whether religio...Jump to post
I dont get why supposed quality carriers go for 350's with a 2-4-2 premium economy?? They even have 2-3-2 on 380's. I would look for a different carrier or a flight with different equipment. Isn’t 2-3-2 on the upper deck of the A380 (which is narrower than the A350 cabin)? 2-4-2 seems to be pretty ...Jump to post
AirWorthy99 wrote:I beg to differ in regards to the Right. The Right hasn't shifted nor moved to the right. In fact we have moved to the left. We have had to accept gay marriage
Mitch McConnell i more worried about the leak itself. I suspect it is due to the precarious nature this puts the primaries and donors into . https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell/2022/05/03/mitch-mcconnell-slams-supreme-court-leak-draft-roe-v-wade-ruling/9627051002/ Se...Jump to post
For example, how is 20 A321XLR's going to replace 75 Boeing 737-800s? Are the XLR's even a replacement for them? Options. Lots of them. As detailed in the press release: Domestically, Qantas will start the renewal of its narrow body jets as part of ‘Project Winton’ with firm orders for 20 Airbus A3...Jump to post
When your despicable plan is discovered. https://mobile.twitter.com/Acyn/status/1519712052247359489 Not nearly as despicable as allowing everyone to enter this country illegally with no questions asked simply because 7 out of 10 them will vote for you. It's sick actually. The only place this is hap...Jump to post
bpatus297 wrote:Just because Republicans didn't like Kapernick and were vocal against him doesn't mean they disagreed with his right to day what he did.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-61296682 Even by Russian standards these are incredibly stupid comments. At first I thought these comments were meant for a domestic audience but then I read this this was for an interview by an Italian TV station. Why ? Nobody in the West is going to beli...Jump to post
That was one very smooth landing.Jump to post
Press release is finally out: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-announces-major-aircraft-order-to-shape-its-future/ Details from the PR... Firm orders for 12 Airbus A350-1000 for Project Sunrise. Deliveries to begin in 2025 and complete by 2028. Firm orders for 20 A321XL...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/olex_scherba/status/1520080167858753537 Literally a one in a million shot :o The whole sequence is linked in Braybuddy's post up thread. My question is was that a dud? Because there was no explosion? The complete sequence show at least one of the occupant got out, badly injured ...Jump to post
I don't see the problem, our kids always brought shells home with them from family holidays.Jump to post
An interesting phenomenon has occurred since Mr. Musk's bid was accepted. If Twitter has nothing to hide and there was no intentional manipulation going on behind the scenes at Twitter, then what is the explanation for this? Disposing of evidence before the new boss takes over, perhaps? Twitter Is ...Jump to post
When I watch/read the recent US rhetoric, this war isn’t about defending Ukraine anymore, but to emasculate the Russians I think that by invading Ukraine - and by the manner in which it has conducted this invasion (razing whole areas, raping, pillaging) - Russia has shown that it does need to be em...Jump to post
When your despicable plan is discovered.
https://mobile.twitter.com/Acyn/status/ ... 2247359489
77W's converted freighter seem capable and efficient 100t freighters with feedstock growing. Wonder if this helps 777-8F though, which relies on 777-9 certification. Will 777-300ERCF passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion program be complying after the 2027 deadline by the International Civil Avia...Jump to post
What I don't understand is, given the still growing market they expect, how Boeing has become so hesitant to invest in entirely new innovative products, like they did before. Why did they turn away from the original family of three aircraft made with 787 technology? The hype here, and elsewhere, ov...Jump to post
Russian Airlines will be negotiating intensively after the Ukraine War is settled. This likely will entail Russia, the EU, and the US governments as well. The world economy needs to incorporate all sorts of countries and their government many of whom are perfectly horrible. But they are there, and ...Jump to post
Has anyone done a back of the envelope of what shape Boeing could be in when the sell those some 400 planes already produced? I don't know how many bad quarters the company can continue to post and still survive. There's some nasty little details in the financial report that will continue to put a ...Jump to post
As with the KC-46, signing a fixed price contract has come back to bite them in the ass. "Boeing blamed the most recent $660 million loss on 'higher supplier costs, higher costs to finalize technical requirements and schedule delays.'" Is there any confidence that this is the end of it, o...Jump to post
Why would QR fight for these rejected A350's? Do they still want the aircraft or is it just bluff? I think QR really wanted all the planes they had on order - going to court to try and get the A321 order reinstated shows that. IMHO, QR overplayed their hand with their astronomical compensation dema...Jump to post