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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 33
Views: 1289

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

Adele’s team did a great job according to CNN this morning - DMs to affected fans, with gift bags and a lottery sign in to join a video call with Adele where fans ended up telling her it was okay.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 86
Views: 2880

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Bengals (somehow I think they pull this one out) Packers (Mr. Pinkey Toe is healthy, wind and cold as heck) Bucks Bills (unless they scored all of their playoff points last week) - Completely agree the Bengals can pull it out. This is my strongest bet for an upset this week. - I'm taking the 49ers....

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History

Lord knows I'm no Politically Correct Warrior but "some" history just is "of it's time". There's no formula nowadays to determine what is offensive vs. what is historically relevant. Half the Founding Fathers were slaveholders with noble intentions, with exceptions of course. Th...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 33
Views: 1289

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

I mean you didn’t know this until the day before your concert? With the prices of her tickets I think she could have put something together. I mean the people are already in town and don’t get the flight or hotel refunded. Get someone to play the music and sing for an hour jeez. Hire day laborers t...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 77
Views: 3400

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Putin is trying to negotiate. He makes all these threats, gets everyone on edge, then offers to stop and drop his demands and "allow" the status quo to prevail... IF the West also agrees to "the status quo" with no NATO ever for Ukraine and other boundary nations, etc. Tugg This...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 33
Views: 1289

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

https://www.theonion.com/adele-postpone ... 1848400740


So well done. The Onion never stinks :D
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stlgph wrote:


So well done. The Onion never stinks :D

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you decriminalize something, you'll get more of it. Large scale and organized theft are being actively prosecuted. Unless you are suggesting the contents of container cars are valued less than $1000. :lol: The problem is so much petty crime is no longer recorded that the criminals are embolden...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

mbmbos wrote:
Well, 74 out of 100 ain't bad.


Sure, if one is happy with a mere C-average!

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 33
Views: 1289

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

I can tell you have never set your foot anywhere in or near large concert production. This is one of those things where there are no winners. Wow https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/20/entertainment/adele-las-vegas-residency-cancel/index.html I mean you didn’t know this until the day before your concert? W...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

FlapOperator wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
Right, because everything is soooo simple. Whatever :boggled:


When you decriminalize something, you'll get more of it.


Large scale and organized theft are being actively prosecuted. Unless you are suggesting the contents of container cars are valued less than $1000. :lol:

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

ACDC8 wrote:
I watched some of his more recent live performances, he didn't look too well.

Very sad to hear, one of my favourite artists and truly a Legend like no other.


He wasn't looking as rough as Gary Moore when he went, but yeah, ML wasn't exactly taking care of himself.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Let me know when it’s called organized crime. Until then, it’s looting by opportunistic thieves who know there are no consequences due to local governments being weak on crime: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-01-20/los-angeles-rail-theft-supply-chain-crunch-limited-security Perhaps it...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 33
Views: 1289

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

Get someone to play the music and sing for an hour jeez. Hire day laborers to be crew whatever. Yeah guess what - major productions don’t do emergency measures of that type. Doing anything of the sort would be completely amateur and *that* is definitely not what people have paid to see. You make it...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Then I guess Newsom is wasting money doing something the Feds would be responsible for… https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/01/20/governor-newsom-brings-in-state-support-for-rail-theft-in-los-angeles-highlights-state-efforts-to-fight-and-prevent-crime/ Not at all, this requires an all-of-government approac...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Being a Federal Crime is irrelevant in the eyes of the people doing the robbing. They are unlikely to know there is a difference. This is being created by a general sense that crime is going to go unpunished by the local leaders and they don’t seem to give a rip. Absolutely wrong - organized crime ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 29
Views: 6225

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Is this circle to land on 1R any more difficult than a similarly windy circle to land at EWR on runway 29? I've done that one a few times on a windy day and it's quite a ride. Well, sure, with respect to having rising terrain 2/3 of a mile south from the end of 1R, I'd say it's a little more diffic...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Well, where to start with this steaming pile... 1) This is a federal crime. In fact, the local police may n...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Futaba, Fukushima, to be the last town welcome its residents back, 11 years after the nuclear accident
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Futaba, Fukushima, to be the last town welcome its residents back, 11 years after the nuclear accident

Rural economies are in peril throughout Japan. I have no idea what the government expects people there under 65 to do...though it’s unlikely many young residents would return in the first place.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Wow, talk about an oversimplification. As if organized and urban crime are 'if A then B' scenarios dependen...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1770

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Wow, talk about an oversimplification. As if organized and urban crime are 'if A then B' scenarios dependen...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 61929

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

The FCC sold the licenses, and the FAA failed to act expediently on an issue that has certified parts operating outside the licensed and advertised range. The expedient thing for the FAA to do was nothing, which is pretty much what they did. No way did they have the resources to clear up their side...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 496
Views: 61929

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Of course, it may be a temporary fix. But one thing at a time. Anyway, I am sure US skygods should be able to land with such a minor malfunction as a single non-functional piece of instrumentation. Since the flights canceled so far are by foreign airlines whose pilots are trained to let the compute...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

Thanks all. I realize the weirdness of the question. I know planes don't like ash, more importantly any engine really! Wasn't sure if some brainchild had come up with a filter system that could work. (I can only think of a rotating one that blocks it as it comes in then continuously rotates so that...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12244

Re: Australian Open 2022

Mind that "status" . . . Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/15/novak-djokovic-visa-australian-minister-alex-hawke-says-risk-of-civil-unrest-behind-cancellation Immigration officials...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Emirates' new(ish) Business on the 777-300ER: San Francisco - Dubai
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: *Video Only* Emirates' new(ish) Business on the 777-300ER: San Francisco - Dubai

16 hours in the dry air of a Triple...that takes cajones, and moisturizer.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2031

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

I was going to point out the rabbi's and Cohen comments as well. Their accounts are is one I feel is accurate and fair minded. That is nice seeing they were actually there and that is a given. You seem to deride and diminish the actions of law enforcement in this event and conveniently ignore Cohen...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

N1120A wrote:
The real question is whether you'd want a 401 in the first place, knowing that you likely need 2 engines, when you can get an earlier model 414 (non A model) for less than $100,000 with life left on the engines.


That seals the deal right there, end of story. Screw the hulk :lol:

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Tugger wrote:
OK, odd question but which aircraft are best able to fly in heavy ash conditions?

Tugg


Maybe Hot Air Balloons


Actually melted ash might clog the flame emitter :lol: Not to mention ash frozen to the balloon exterior would significantly add to the weight of the vehicle.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2031

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

He didn't have to be, the way the FBI and media covered this was very insulting. We can wait as long as you want for the facts to come out, it's fine but it was very insulting to hear the same pundits etc try to whitewash this event. On a better note the Rabbi involved was on CNN and wow what a her...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2031

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Eh, I don't buy the guy who spoke up either. He wasn't there, he wasn't a hostage not does he know anyone directly. Tugg He didn't have to be, the way the FBI and media covered this was very insulting. We can wait as long as you want for the facts to come out, it's fine but it was very insulting to...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UAE Explosions
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: UAE Explosions

It appears that the war in Yemen may be spreading to the UAE. There were reports of drone strikes on fuel tankers. If this continues, I wonder if it will have an effect on the UAE being a major hub and transit point. https://menafn.com/1103551479/UAE-3-killed-6-wounded-in-Abu-Dhabi-fuel-tankers-exp...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

If one wants to geek out on this and other eruptions, then the Volcano Cafe website is the place for you. Some of the posts are quite technical, but there is so much to read and to see that is just plain fascinating. The hundreds of videos and pics posted there from YouTube, Twitter, private posts,...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

It is theorized that the super calderas (Toba, Yellowstone, Lake Taupo) were formed because the surrounding rocks collapsed into the void. I say most eruptions because if you look at Mt. St Helens. The Northern flank was blown off from a landslide and it was a horizontal blast That's right - the US...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

Woodreau, I guess you elaborated enough. I was just hoping for a little more explanation. I am interpreting what you said to mean that if the aircraft is too close to the ground, anything the pilot would do would not work because the aircraft needs altitude to recover. So I guess it would be like t...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 86
Views: 2880

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Niners barely hang on for the win! Wild game. That was totally crazy. Refs getting a bad rap from both sides' fans but I thought it was actually a well-called game until that non-false start in 4Q. Dallas D just can't do anything with the ground game. The officiating has been terrible, that roughin...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 86
Views: 2880

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Jetsgo wrote:
Niners barely hang on for the win! Wild game.


That was totally crazy. Refs getting a bad rap from both sides' fans but I thought it was actually a well-called game until that non-false start in 4Q. Dallas D just can't do anything with the ground game.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2031

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.”


― G.K. Chesterton


Sure, try explaining such aphorisms to Islamists. They are convinced their fundie views are what God wants.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

convair880mfan wrote:
Does this apply to all carriers around the world? Are there any 737 pilots here who have practiced the technique[s] in the simulator? I understand action is required quite quickly. Is that correct?


Did you not just read the above post about the issue being resolved in the late 90s...?

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why did AA convert their 747s to freighters
Replies: 36
Views: 5724

Re: why did AA convert their 747s to freighters

American Airlines took delivery of 16 Boeing 747-123s in 1970-71,by 1976 half of the fleet was converted to freighters leaving about 8 for passenger service.What was up with this? The freighters were gone by 1980 and the passenger 747s left the fleet in 1984.Did the fuel crisis of 1973 had somethin...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2031

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

I am glad none of the hostages was harmed. Seems like he wasn't going to come out without a fight. Once the flash bang grenade was used his fate was sealed. I do not know why they won't release his name. Terrorism can't be tolerated. So that he doesn't become a hero and inspire others who can't wai...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Wonder if the Chinese airfields they just built on sandbars are underwater?


That would seem unlikely with the Philippines and Indonesia in the way.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

https://apnews.com/article/media-environment-and-nature-new-zealand-tonga-d434936e25079859df8261780976def8 Tonga Bat Volcano https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51822516746_95b0ab94c6_o.jpg Scott Manley's got a video out showing sat pictures before and afer a previous, smaller eruption that happene...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6080

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

How many more times? ‘Consent’ to slightly quote ‘girls man’ R Kelly, is not about a number. I'm not quite sure what you are saying. In the real world two people can agree to do something. In the world of the law such agreements do not hold if they contravene the law. I cannot in England legally co...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10143

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I personally believe no Eastern European country should have joined NATO. It should have been independent, or at very best join some sort of Eastern European alliance that would not be seen by Russia as a direct threat, but rather as an independent and neutral buffer zone between Russia and NATO. T...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10143

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

There is zero chance of a large scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s military budget is only $60b a year. For scale, Britain spent $45b on a track and trace app for Covid that doesn’t even work. You’ll see Russian tanks on the moon before you see them in Kyiv. Annex the sliver of eastern Ukr...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6276

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

Have been interested in volcanoes since childhood. For an event this size with a summit/crater collapse I’m always a little confused: does the explosion trigger the collapse or other way around? I suppose it could go either way. And regardless a tsunami will be triggered by debris moving swiftly und...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics

Nice one, IOC. For sale, as always.

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10143

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I'm not sure most American's even know where the Ukraine is (except here in Cleveland and other areas with large numbers of Ukrainian immigrants). To think this will impact Biden's poll numbers is a stretch. You'd be right about that. Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia...all the same thing right? - sez Joe S...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6080

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

If he refuses to be deposed a summary judgment can be found against him. Difficult to get out of that, at least financially. He's now in the "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" category. If things go on the present course it'll go to trial, which will result in $millions of legal fe...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8950

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

DL717 wrote:
Things build over time. Trump threw another log on the fire and it inevitably boiled over.


Sure, for the emotionally immature, things build over time. Tell us something we don't know.

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