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by scbriml
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 113
Views: 5091

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Well you just addressed the crux of the issue with video in the Cockpit. What is it used for? Who has access to the video? Does the video erase like the CVR does after about 90 minutes? Will said video be used for disciplinary action against a crew outside of an accident? Too many questions and not...

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

pune wrote:
The revelations seem to be continuing :(


I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you. :o

The only thing I'm surprised about is that the NRA never registered as a religion.

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5480

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

jomur wrote:
Simple answer to this problem... weigh each passenger when they check in..


Check-in? What's that?

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by scbriml
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 38
Views: 1459

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Braybuddy wrote:
It's only taken 49 years, but all for pure pleasure


Impressive list with no work-related travel. Well done.

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 37
Views: 2671

Re: Prince Philip has died

Sad news for the Queen, but hardly surprising given how he looked when he left hospital. Then there will be the anti-monarchy garbage media that will bring out his sometimes dumb-racist comments but they will be put into their place by the majority of Brits. At least he led a full, long and honorabl...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1491
Views: 148000

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

TTailedTiger wrote:
So why wouldn't a new 752 size plane be more efficient than a late 80's design A321?


It would be, just like a 2021 A321neo/XLR is.

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 38
Views: 1459

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Lots of work-related travel, planespotting trips and the occasional family holiday: Algeria Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Barbados Belgium Bolivia Brazil Canada Cape Verde Chile China Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic England (resident) Ethiopia France Georgia Germany Greece Hong Kong Hung...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Women Marching Against Sexual Harassment
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: British Women Marching Against Sexual Harassment

Number6 wrote:
For the record, answering ‘I’m not paid enough for that’ generally did the trick.


Can't help thinking a better option would be to say "Sure, whip that bad boy out." followed by "Oh, I don't think we can work with something that small..." :wink2:

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering Alex Cruz for CEO
Replies: 35
Views: 4289

Re: SAS considering Alex Cruz for CEO

Oh dear. Well, SAS already has the cheap LCC livery, with Cruz they will have a matching onboard product. 28" seat pitch? 9 abreast on the A330, 10 abreast on the A350? I thought SAS has 2-4-2 on 330 and 3-3-3 on 350 according to SeatGuru. They do. The (tongue-in-cheek?) suggestion is that onc...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous
Replies: 46
Views: 1767

Re: Riots in Northern Ireland: situation dangerous

Look Brexit is done, so that is not a factor anymore, there is a new reality, Northern Ireland is out of the EU, with the exit deal in place, including the border in the Irish Sea and the open border between the Republic and the Northern part of the Iles. The question is how to move on, and get out...

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 114
Views: 8164

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

bennett123 wrote:
What always makes me smile is these guys who say 'I am not taking this', then the wife signs them up and it is 'Yes dear'.


Freedom and bravery, in a nutshell. :lol:

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by scbriml
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1391

Re: US Capitol incident

And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist" "The Nation of Islam is a Black nationalist movement that has advocated African-American self-sufficiency. It has been condemned by the Southern Poverty Law Center for “ the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay r...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order
Replies: 111
Views: 24194

Re: Iran Air seeks to figure out the future on its Boeing order

Do people think Iran will still take the 77W's it ordered? Just read the positive news on the nuclear talks today, which make me feel optimistic that we could see the resumption of aircraft deliveries this summer (if the talks are successful). Found it a little surprising that IR did not include 78...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14228

Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

Could this not simply be for part-out in support of the existing FX 777 fleet, rather then a conversion? I don't think PAX LR's are in hot demand these days, so they probably got a good deal. Given there is no current P2F for the 77L, buying DL's frames as spare part donors would seem to be a more ...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 103
Views: 6504

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if I had young kids, I wouldn't be leaving them with Gaetz.

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Honestly, it was a race won on strategy. Yes there were action, but not where it matters. Strategy is, and always has been, a big part of F1. Three changes of race leader and wheel to wheel racing with less than a second between the front two for the last six laps isn't enough? You mean one stop st...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech billionaire and four others die in Alaska helicopter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 7667

Re: Another billionaire dies in Alaska helicopter crash

You haven't flown in a helicopter until you've flown from Aberdeen to a North Sea platform in full survival gear. In winter.

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Honestly, it was a race won on strategy. Yes there were action, but not where it matters.


Strategy is, and always has been, a big part of F1. Three changes of race leader and wheel to wheel racing with less than a second between the front two for the last six laps isn't enough?

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Wish the stewards would make up their mind on track limits though. 40 laps of going wide at T4 to shave off time isn't an advantage but finishing up a pass is? Enforce it or don't but don't change the enforcement mid-race. One part was definitely confusing - exceeding track limits in practice or qu...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

MSC 48s behind Vettel. I hope his engineers asked him to slow down, otherwise the car is even worse than I thought. The HAAS is poor and having two rookie drivers doesn't help. All the hype, and still Mercedes won. Talk about anti-climax. Granted Super Max tried his damnedest to put one up on Lewis...

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by scbriml
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Wish the stewards would make up their mind on track limits though. 40 laps of going wide at T4 to shave off time isn't an advantage but finishing up a pass is? Enforce it or don't but don't change the enforcement mid-race. One part was definitely confusing - exceeding track limits in practice or qu...

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by scbriml
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well that was some season opener, very exciting! Much better than the usual Oz-bore. We were treated to a real duel in the sand at the sharp end. Red Bull were most people's favourite for the race and Verstappen opened an early lead without ever managing to leave Hamilton behind. Pit stop strategies...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1175

F1 - 2021 Season

Well, it's that time of the year again, F1 is back in business! With Covid still causing issues around the World, the season opener is not Australia as would be normal, but Bahrain (which has the odd distinction of hosting three of the last four GP.) Following on from their strong showing in pre-sea...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 149
Views: 28077

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Seat0F wrote:
Those low prices were unsustainable though, as proven by the collapse of Norweigian LH.


It's proven? Do you think a global pandemic that stopped nearly everyone from flying long haul might have had an impact as well?

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12986

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

And on Wednesday a 22yo walked into a Publix grocery store in Atlanta, GA with 4 handguns, an assault rifle, and a shotgun with ammo for all of them. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-arrested-atlanta-grocery-5-guns-body-armor-police-say-n1262016 I've shopped in Publix in Florida, but never ...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 293
Views: 13663

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Based on my experience in the UK, it is hard to see why people are queuing for hours. I go to my local polling station, possibly queuing for a couple of minutes, hand over my voting card, (which comes in the post to anyone on the electoral register) and get my voting form. I go into the booth, tick...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24446

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Do people think that QF are suddenly going to open up a whole new range of routes, just because they have an aircraft that could operate them ? Isn’t that exactly what they’re doing with project sunrise? New services based on planes that were not previously available. Which is exactly what we were ...

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by scbriml
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6571

Re: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges

Its frustrating as a scientist working with people who can't take a derivative but are quick to judge that Russian equipment is junk What has Russia produced since the fall of the Soviet Union that's sold in any decent sort of number? Heck, half the SSJ production is dotted around Zhukovsky in vari...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2609

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

Of course, it’s all the democrats fault. :lol:

Let’s conveniently ignore that the previous president was so tough he became best buddies with NK and let them continue with their nuclear program and missile testing.

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1491
Views: 148000

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

TTailedTiger wrote:
scbriml wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:

Some operators do fly the 787 in 8 abreast economy configurations.


Please list them. I think I t’s going to be a very short list.


"Some" being the key word. I really enjoyed my flight on JAL's 787.


I’m sure, but does anyone other than JAL? “One” is not “some”.

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24446

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Do people think that QF are suddenly going to open up a whole new range of routes, just because they have an aircraft that could operate them ? Isn’t that exactly what they’re doing with project sunrise? New services based on planes that were not previously available. Which is exactly what we were ...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24446

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Do people think that QF are suddenly going to open up a whole new range of routes, just because they have an aircraft that could operate them ? Isn’t that exactly what they’re doing with project sunrise? New services based on planes that were not previously available. Which is exactly what we were ...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1491
Views: 148000

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Thanks to it's technology, a 787-8 is more efficient than a 767-300ER even though it is a fairly larger frame. Develop a new airframe similar in size to the 767-300ER with the technology of the 787 and it would be more efficient than the 787-8 and better-sized to the market. And before someone asks...

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by scbriml
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

I'll take "Nobody outside of America" for $500.

:wink2:

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’

Good progress, but as with most changes of this scale, the first 50% is the easiest. Each additional 10% after that will get harder and harder.

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12986

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

If the only guns in Chicago were pistols... would the murder rate be any different?? Some nations require every household to have a gun and ammo. It's called a level playing field. Which ones?. Switzerland for one.. https://www.businessinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-rates-of-gun-deaths-2018-2 I d...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2012

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Lots of stupid things are done in the U.K., brexit, gutting the Army in the latest defence review.........so why not build a new Royal Yacht? That doesn't answer my question - what does the longevity of other royal yachts have to do with the fantasy of purchasing a new yacht "as a present"...

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by scbriml
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24446

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Perth routes need a widebody for premium express freight. So we will not see the Qantas A330 replaced with a narrowbody. The current 737-800 aircraft are mainly doing short flight on the east coast of Australia. These flights are where the 737-10 holds a massive advantage over every aircraft on the...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2012

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Both the Danish and Norwegian Royal Yachts are considerably older than Britannia and are still operating. What relevance does that have to the possible purchase of a new boat "as a present for Philip"? :confused: Lots of stupid things are done in the U.K., brexit, gutting the Army in the ...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona GOP says the quiet part with a bullhorn: ‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’
Replies: 50
Views: 2756

Re: Arizona GOP says the quiet part with a bullhorn: ‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’

I consider myself far more educated and well read than the average, but my capacity to predict policy outcomes is very limited. So either I lack smartness or it simply isn't a matter of smartness/ education. My mother in law was a very ignorant person. She never read newspapers or at least saw news...

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by scbriml
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2012

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

In the UK I mean. Aren't they talking about one? Too costly to recommission Britannia right? Absolute folly and, in 2021 of all years, would not be appreciated by the general public at large. Can’t ever see it happening. Even less so as a “present” for Philip - he’d be long dead before it ever set ...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6571

Re: Is the Russian MC-21 dead on arrival?

It most certainly won't get certified by FAA, so the Russians can forget about any potential order from the West, almost all of Asia/South America and a considerable part of Africa. They'll make a few frames anyhow, mostly for the Russian Air Force. A few countries like Iran, North Korea or Zimbabw...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sidney Powell’s Defense in Dominion Voting Defamation Lawsuit: First Amendment!
Replies: 37
Views: 1912

Re: Sidney Powell’s Defense in Dominion Voting Defamation Lawsuit: First Amendment!

What part of “Congress shall make no law...abridging freedom of speech” is a mystery to you? Is it slander in the instant case? Up to the court or the lawyers. I’m convinced it was stupid speech, but stupid isn’t illegal. Which part of " your rights are not without limits or consequences "...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12986

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

AirWorthy99 wrote:
That did not stop the FBI from investigating the Boston Marathon bombers and any foreign terrorism link. At the end there wasn't, but it did not stop them, they were foreign born too, naturalized.


America would be a much better country without all the goddam foreigners ruining the place. Oh wait...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2012

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

In the UK I mean. Aren't they talking about one? Too costly to recommission Britannia right? Absolute folly and, in 2021 of all years, would not be appreciated by the general public at large. Can’t ever see it happening. Even less so as a “present” for Philip - he’d be long dead before it ever set ...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sidney Powell’s Defense in Dominion Voting Defamation Lawsuit: First Amendment!
Replies: 37
Views: 1912

Re: Sidney Powell’s Defense in Dominion Voting Defamation Lawsuit: First Amendment!

You do know about the First Amendment? It seems lots of folks who jump up and down about their rights (more often than not they're only bothered about the first two amendments), don't have a clue what those amendments actually mean. They also seem oblivious to the fact that their rights are not wit...

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by scbriml
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12986

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Oh yes, long live the second deadly amendment so that Americans can continue to defend themselves! It seems that Americans are doing a pretty poor job of defending themselves! :wink2: I worked for a global American corporation for 34 years, I've had this discussion with numerous American colleagues...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1491
Views: 148000

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I think Yellowstone is a good case study of the challenges presented by future product planning. The market has not developed as Boeing hoped and anticipated. I suspect they overestimated their ability to shape demand. I don't think it's got anything to do with the markets or Boeing's ability to sh...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 1687

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

Your approach would ruin more lives than you think it would “save”. That's debatable. Transitioning isn't just a case of taking a few pills and everything is sorted. There are lifelong health problems -- both physical and mental -- associated with transitioning. Is an 11 or 15-year-old mature enoug...

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by scbriml
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 1687

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

The question really needs to be asked, why are we starting gender reassignment on children, how come someone who isn't old enough to vote, drink, drive, join the military is considered mature enough to make a life changing decision like this? The age at which one can drive, vote, drink, join the mi...

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