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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

It does to me when you put both points together. That may be your perspective, sure. But you still couldn't answer in which state capital my relatives would be better off with their employment situation.. :scratchchin: Seemed pointless since the notion that COL varies within large states like CA an...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 91
Views: 2657

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I did this kind of analysis for a living for the government for a period of time. I became both pretty cynical and sensitive to data crafting to supporting directed policy, even policy ideas that were "intuitively correct" or "conventional wisdom." Oddly enough, we tried as a ju...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

What issue is that? I would make the counter claim that the Left really only cares or reports about things like gross violation of public trust or media/government conflicts of interest when it supports some other left wing issue. Nope. All this flap over a reporter, and no cares when a politician ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

He definitely seems to have had an ulterior motive to get back at his employer or 'prove something' to them. Faking an incident is serious and could have had societal impact. At the very least, it is fitting that he loses his career.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Responding without nuance to a lack of nuance doesn’t sound like a net gain to me. It does to me when you put both points together. That may be your perspective, sure. But you still couldn't answer in which state capital my relatives would be better off with their employment situation.. :scratchchin:

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

So, it is. Growing up, we were always reminded of this day, but I guess, as time goes on, certain important events begins to lose their place in the list of important things. I guess it helps, that now, the belligerents of that particular event are string economic partners and allies. For most Amer...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 262
Views: 8465

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

If someone breaks into my house, regardless of the time of day, and I kill that someone (whether by gun, knife, blunt weapon or some mean Karate skills), I’ll be put in front of a judge to answer for that crime. What on earth leads you to believe that the punishment for burglary is the death penalt...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Texas’ claim to affordability is quite a bit more tangible when you look at the supplemental poverty rate which takes into account cost of living: https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/40569843 People do get paid more on average in California, it just doesn’t amount to much. This is way too broad of a brush...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 91
Views: 2657

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Your list makes absolutely no sense factually - SF and LA are not even ranked in the top 100 cities for violent crime rate. https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/blog/top100dangerous/amp That is an interesting list for other reasons, just from the top ten. 1. Detroit, MI Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 r...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

CNN enabled this from the beginning, he should have never been allowed to do anything related to his brother. It was a conflict. I also find it hilarious that CNN and MSNBC is crucifying Trump for supposedly not isolating and going near people after testing positive for covid19 and yet it was a fac...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

TX can claim affordability because it has an appalling minimum wage and hides most of its taxation policies. Conservatives, being traditionally not skilled at understanding the implications of this, think this is of course fine. The fact that people get paid miserable wages compared to what is comm...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

By all accounts I have seen, Dole served his country and was respected across the political spectrum. RIP. Most parts of the political spectrum. Check out these comments from some hardcore rightwingers... https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/16688288/1 They seem like nice...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Toobin’s ruh-roh was a fireabl...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

What sort of stricter measures would you like to see implemented in Germany? :) Anything to slow the spread. 1. A better quality mask requirement 2. Mandate more options for takeout essentials (e.g., curbside delivery). I know this is going on, but more mandates. 3. Since so much spread is in schoo...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I just don't get how people don't understand vaccine hesitancy, especially in very fit and healthy people. There have been several athletes who have lost their careers, at least for the time being, due to adverse side effects of the vaccine, especially myocarditis. I personally know 3 people who've...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Illegal immigration is arguably the biggest contributor toward swelling rents and housing prices. Net change in housing supply is the definitely the biggest contributor. Next is proximity to marquee employers and transportation. After that, one can get into the weeds on all manner of drivers at the...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I just don't get how people don't understand vaccine hesitancy, especially in very fit and healthy people. There have been several athletes who have lost their careers, at least for the time being, due to adverse side effects of the vaccine, especially myocarditis. I personally know 3 people who've...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 384
Views: 26088

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/146499 Some local governments in Tokyo worries that, if only Moderna vaccines are available but no extra Pfizer supply, people might not want to get the booster dose, concerning about side effect of Moderna vaccine Unfortunately Japanese people have an annoying ha...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Five million fatalities is what I would consider "mild" when comparing to past pandemics. Especially considering how much we move around these days compared to the days of say the Spanish Flu. This comparison of fatalities is only apt if standards of medical care were the same between now...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. I take issue with your intimation that this is 'a mild pandemic', given that in excess of 250,000,000 peopl...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Please examine more closely the mathematics of that claim. People are 'leaving' because housing is too expensive... because housing is too expensive. What makes housing expensive? What happens to housing markets when people leave in an exodus? Take all the time with that you need. Uh, you do realiz...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Morale in the hospitals is horrible. At my relative's In the ICU infighting to preserve "clean" quads for stroke, heart attacks, accidents, or post-operation was lost, but medical staff are bitter they have those patients dying because unvaccinated are filling up most of the ICU. Lightsab...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Toobin’s ruh-roh was a fireabl...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Jeffery Epstien's 727

Like his house being razed, the aircraft needs to be scrapped. Totally untouchable.

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Good. It's either that or turn them away from the hospitals. The former is the more ethical way to go about it while ensuring that their selfishness and lack of social solidarity doesn't weigh on society as a whole too much. To build on your comment. Morale in the hospitals is horrible. At my relat...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 384
Views: 26088

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/146499 Some local governments in Tokyo worries that, if only Moderna vaccines are available but no extra Pfizer supply, people might not want to get the booster dose, concerning about side effect of Moderna vaccine If they are not young males doing athletics or fe...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

johns624 wrote:
Well, you know those wacky Italians, they have differing definitions of "family"! :rotfl: :rotfl:


Mario Cuomo’s parents were from Campania. :D That region is pretty famous for the families you speak of

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB (1970s) and MEM Terminals--Similar Design
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: DXB (1970s) and MEM Terminals--Similar Design

Maybe there's an architect lurking who can describe the fun-with-concrete 1960s... The popularity of concrete, especially in the 50s and 60s, was in part due to 'brutalist' architecture being in vogue for public works in that time. If you want to see some horrific stuff from that period, check out ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

If that's the case, he should've resigned or taken a leave of absence while he worked on "family business". Actions speak louder than words. A reasonable suggestion to take LOA but given the nature of employer’s business, if his intent was known I think resignation would be the only pract...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Didn’t realize that bodily autonomy and right to be secure in your person were dated individual rights. In China you’re absolutely correct about interpretation of such concepts being antiquated. As implied above, why stop with just force vaccinating people. If we’re transitioning beyond such “silly...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Chris has also made a statement that will cement his relationship with many viewers: "Family comes first and the job comes second." If that's the case, he should've resigned or taken a leave of absence while he worked on "family business". Actions speak louder than words. A reas...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I am sorry, but this isn't Ebola and most of us will come out unscathed from an infection. I am sorry, but this is a substantially misinformed take. Meta analysis shows more than 80% who survived COVID have at least one long-term symptom, and as many as 1/3 have significant symptoms affecting daily...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4169

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. It's also astonishing and worrying how many people will resist making simple gestures that benefit everyone...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Toobin’s ruh-roh was a fireabl...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

I have seen quite a bit of hand-wringing and confusion from friends and relatives over Cuomo's firing Really? I didn’t give it a second thought, because I don’t care about these talking heads. Not one bit. Don’t care about any of them. The guy abused his position and misrepresented himself to his e...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Austin is no longer cheap. What's funny is some of the talking heads cite that as an example of the success of conservative Texas probusiness policies. It's great that home values in Austin are through the roof! People are willing to pay more to live there! (The same is being said about Florida, an...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

First part is true. Second part, no, not really. If you cannot live well on $40/hr in Austin, it is time to put the bottle down. Most of that town's appeal is being cheap. Which it very much is compared to the cities this thread is about. Lose that, and it is more or less out of steam. I couldn't u...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB (1970s) and MEM Terminals--Similar Design
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: DXB (1970s) and MEM Terminals--Similar Design

Maybe there's an architect lurking who can describe the fun-with-concrete 1960s... The popularity of concrete, especially in the 50s and 60s, was in part due to 'brutalist' architecture being in vogue for public works in that time. If you want to see some horrific stuff from that period, check out ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB (1970s) and MEM Terminals--Similar Design
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: DXB (1970s) and MEM Terminals--Similar Design

To me that design is also somewhat reminiscent of the entry structures for Terminals A and B at EWR, which opened in the same era.

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

I have seen quite a bit of hand-wringing and confusion from friends and relatives over Cuomo's firing from CNN, but it seems people are complicating the situation and allowing themselves to be confused. The long and short of it from CNN: "Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending furt...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

First part is true. Second part, no, not really. If you cannot live well on $40/hr in Austin, it is time to put the bottle down. Most of that town's appeal is being cheap. Which it very much is compared to the cities this thread is about. Lose that, and it is more or less out of steam. I couldn't u...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

I guess I misinterpreted his quote. I thought Clooney said he wants to be with family, and one day’s work for $35 million would simply be too much work for him, given his privileged and aloof lifestyle. But if he is guarding his reputation versus Qatar, good on him. I don’t know enough about Qatar ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 262
Views: 8465

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/michigan-s ... 1638552325
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Now the defense is claiming these bozos kept the gun locked and are not guilty:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/michigan-s ... 1638552325

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 262
Views: 8465

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Stupidity doesn't bother me much - plenty of idiots in the world after all - but callousness does. It really feels like the entire tragedy could have been prevented had these parents simply given a damn. Their conduct is really appalling. The parents didn't ignore anything. They contributed to his ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

Good for him. He understands that enough is enough. And that there are other considerations then just money. He has no problem selling himself out to Nestlé, which is involved in numerous scandals from Nigeria to California. What a hypocrite. He responded at the time and the company halted all the ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

I guess I misinterpreted his quote. I thought Clooney said he wants to be with family, and one day’s work for $35 million would simply be too much work for him, given his privileged and aloof lifestyle. But if he is guarding his reputation versus Qatar, good on him. I don’t know enough about Qatar ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 384
Views: 26088

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Re: the appearance of omicron, is this doing what a virus would hope to do - be more contagious than the competition (delta) but incidentally not make the host as ill as the competition? Just what we hosts want, isn't it? I just heard on BBC news that it is spreading twice as fast as delta in South...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

North County SAN, pretty nice place, he’ll build in the Hill Country and mostly just roll over one house to another. He has business, Cali capital gains taxes are 13.3% as regular income vs. zero tax in Texas. He’s not Musk, but saving half a million when he sells out ain’t nothing. Plus no estate ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

A lot depends on individual financial and life situation. My brother’s no dummy and his finance officer proved moving would save big dollars. Location within the state too. Big AC/utility bills in FAT or SMF - high summer heat and freezing overnight temps in winter. Almost never the case in SBA or ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 118
Views: 4063

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

The ethos (and thus selling point) of California for years was to move out of the cold cities in the Northeast and Midwest and have your own yard and swimming pool (in water deprived desert Southern California...), and zoning laws in many places reflect that, particularly in SoCal suburbs. The resi...

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