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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 1899

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

You're sort of asking two different questions here. You can estimate some sort of quantitative conclusion w/r/t sign stealing - how many runs the Astros scored they wouldn't have otherwise, games that may have been influenced. But that's not possible with players accused of crimes off the field, by...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?

As a passenger it is impossible for me to have an accurate sense of how high I am above the terrain just by looking out the window of an aircraft I am flying on. But I am wondering if this is true of pilots who fly into and out of areas sometimes hundreds of times in their careers. Without looking ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1617

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

I like to analyze data. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_million&Interval=7-day+rolling+average&Relative+to+Population=true&Align+out...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 53
Views: 2251

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

The first paragraph of the Vox piece, unsurprisingly, is completely misleading and uses loaded language about the special that indicates the writer hasn't actually seen it. Total garbage. I actually don't think that article is bad. The author does seem to have watched the special, and does raise so...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Watching that poor woman die in front of him will be enough as he won't ever forget it. And there with that little sentence - you already proved more decent and empathetic than the right wing media that is just salivating to ‘own the libs’ and totally ignores that a person watched a colleague they ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 53
Views: 2251

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

I just wonder.... Did Chapelle, early in his career, have a "relationship" with a trans woman and he is still angry about it? Outside of the fact that that is a pretty stupid question to ask (it's always been a stupid question), Chappelle seems pretty happy to me. He feels certain ways ab...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

Manchin is no moderate. Romney is more moderate. Why not hold tax evaders accountable? Just because they run things, I suppose..... You can catch Tax evaders quite easily without this IRS reporting. I find it ironic you invoked Romney since it was he who was smeared as not paying his taxes which tu...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Criminal charges ARE on the table in Alec Baldwin shooting case, say prosecutors - as it emerges crew were using actor's gun to shoot cans with live ammo just HOURS before tragic death on set https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10134061/Criminal-charges-not-ruled-shooting-Alec-Baldwin-film-rep...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

Manchin is no moderate. Romney is more moderate. Why not hold tax evaders accountable? Just because they run things, I suppose..... So, you were comfortable with the IRS receiving information on the movement of your money? I can understand...a little...the current reporting of $10000 in a single tr...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

seb146 wrote:
Manchin is no moderate. Romney is more moderate. Why not hold tax evaders accountable? Just because they run things, I suppose.....


It's a major stretch to assume anyone moving $600+ into an account in a year is a potential tax evader.

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

It was never realistic - would have been challenged in court and killed anyway.

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 255
Views: 27753

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Varsity1 wrote:
I know a captain at AA that has already sold his house in anticipation of being fired in December.

With the pilot shortage, this isn't going to be good.


These attitudes are seriously impacting the economy's ability to recover fully. It's stunning to watch.

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 53
Views: 2251

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Someone brought up a point on a talk show: Chapelle saying "I have a trans friend so I can say this" is the equivalent of "I have a Black friend so I can be racist". Whoever said that on the talk show does not understand sarcasm, much less how Chappelle uses it to highlight the ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 3684

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Probably more directed at Europe - closing nukes in Germany, coal power plant shutdowns throughout Europe and environmental pushback on new drilling in the North Sea. But it impacts here too. Will be interesting to see what nat gas prices in New England and New York will be if they have to import m...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Body of missing United executive found over a year after disappearance
Replies: 30
Views: 14479

Re: Updated: Body of missing United executive found over a year after disappearance

It always seemed likely to turn out this way. How sad for his family :(

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 3684

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Quote today from the BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink said one of the problems is that policymakers are moving more aggressively to curb fossil fuels supply than demand. "Short-term policies related to environmentalism in terms of restricting supply of hydrocarbons has created energy inflation, ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 2645

Re: COP-21

Don't worry. Politicians and their billionaire puppet masters will travel in style by private plane. After all, climate rules are for the little people, not the "important people". https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/10/06/cop26-organisers-are-pandering-to-the-rich-with-private-jet-guide ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 2645

Re: COP-21

Welcome to Scotland, where public transport will be on strike :D Don't worry. Politicians and their billionaire puppet masters will travel in style by private plane. After all, climate rules are for the little people, not the "important people". https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/10/06/c...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It would harm no one to have armorers show actors the status of any firearms, not just affirm it’s safe by saying “cold gun”. Trust and verify. You're right - it wouldn't, but it would be a procedural change a lot of people and the union would have to get used to. As for sarcasm - we all know how p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 50
Views: 2352

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

degree wasn't revoked exactly due to woke politics, not 'wealth privilege', the same woke politics that awarded her for courage. Nope. Guarantee you if she were a middle class kid without connected parents the degree would have been revoked. And don't dismiss this by saying it's a drop in the bucke...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 32
Views: 1653

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

convair880mfan wrote:
I don't know which aircraft have tanks in the horizontal stabilizer but I think I read that the 747-400 and the MD-11 have them. Don't know about the 747-8.


That information is quite easy to obtain via Google.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 5702

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yikes, that’s one scary drive! Flashbacks to Tacoma Narrows.


Indeed...fortunately a much sturdier bridge design. Fun to look up - the GGB has been 'whistling' for a few years now in high winds because of the modifications made to the railing to prevent suicides.

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GalaxyFlyer wrote:


Check out the wind resonance on the Golden Gate Bridge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oH3iWux18

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It would harm no one to have armorers show actors the status of any firearms, not just affirm it’s safe by saying “cold gun”. Trust and verify. You're right - it wouldn't, but it would be a procedural change a lot of people and the union would have to get used to. As for sarcasm - we all know how p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Maybe he should get lessons from Michelek https://youtu.be/WzHG-ibZaKM Let's repeat - a movie set is not competitive shooting, competitive shooting is not a movie set. A movie set is not a shooting range, a shooting range is not a movie set. Gun hobbyists have established best practices and procedu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 2645

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Might not population be a contributing factor to this problem? Even living in a mud hut, you cut down trees and burn wood for fuel and have some burbing livestock. And all those folks aspire for a better life where they live or where they are migrating to. World population 1981 - 4.511 billion 2021...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2499

Re: Can Islam reform ?

"I also wish we could live in a world without religion" I think that was official Government Policy in the early Soviet Union (Lenin and Stalin), Cambodia (Pol Pot), and currently North Korea. Now those guys make radical Islam look like the JV team. Okay, but this is one guy stating a hop...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

The armorer won’t bear the guilt of shooting the DP, Baldwin will. No but they will bear the guilty of failing in their responsibilities that allowed it to happen. Baldwin will have his own guilt on this, but he was told by the person responsible it was OK to go. As we have seen the Airplane Pilot ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

BUT, he should not have been pointing the weapon at anyone. I'm sure Hollywood has figured out camera angels to make it appear that someone is point the gun at another person when in fact they are not. He should have never been pointing that weapon at anyone, period. You obviously have not seen man...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

One of the first instances in the modern era of a Senator using a hot-button issue to spread misinformation and grandstand. When he was defeated and disgraced, this bullheaded man became a pathetic wreck of himself, drunk at work and dying of hepatic cirrhosis. It's a major stain in an otherwise eng...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It is a tragedy. You are right that people should not be glad it happened. I hope Baldwin realizes the truth about what he did (that he is just your average gun idiot), but it isn’t likely he will “get it.” This take really makes no sense, especially with all of the contributions from people in the...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 34863

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

That's a great question. I have no idea. I hope they do change it. That scheme is so 50’s and 60’s. They need something to make a stronger futuristic statement. Just because it’s got the right colors doesn’t make it right. I do like the Jackie Kennedy livery, however, overall it indeed looks dated ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

And he pointed the gun at the director. How stupid can you get? Again, this analysis demonstrates zero understanding of what happens on a film set and why. Nope, sorry. Alec Baldwin pointed a gun at somebody and killed her. It doesn’t matter if it was in a film set, in a strip club, underwater, on ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 5702

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

r6russian wrote:
Wind changed, now 230. Theyre switching the airport around, pretty neat to listen on liveatc and watch fr24


OAK has also turned around. SJC still using the 12s.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I am still working on the how does a gun that is designated "cold" , as in safe, get loaded and pointed and fired at someone who is not in the movie. Okie The first point is what’s being investigated...the second ‘pointed and fired at someone not in the movie’ takes getting an understandi...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

cairns wrote:
And he pointed the gun at the director. How stupid can you get?


Again, this analysis demonstrates zero understanding of what happens on a film set and why.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Might seem obvious, but: Your dad don’t make the rules. Things simply can’t work that way when making a movie. The actors perform, all that other junk needs to go somewhere else. What else should the actor check? That the cameras a REALLY rolling? That the boom mic doesn’t distort and the sampling ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 5702

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Had to be fun at SFO today, especially for the controllers at NCT working those arrivals. As for bumps, beyond the issues with LLWS and crosswinds, you'd be surprised how smooth it can be flying through this more typical California rain. This kind of heavy, showery precipitation is generally not at...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 50
Views: 2352

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

If you want to cancel culture to work, the double standard has to be dropped. (It won't be, so it'll never work) Take Emma Sulkowicz, mattress girl, who falsely accused a fellow college student of rape and caused devastation in his life. While Emma walked around in some sick and twisted performance...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 1899

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Eh, Roberts is lousy at managing tight leads, but the pitching staff was being asked to provide miracles night after night. If the offense had been remotely consistent, they'd have needed to be just good, rather than perfect. I don't think I've ever seen a team before where getting the bases loaded...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 1899

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

True - nearly $30 million this year just for him. Looks like he wasn't worth it.

Edited the last post by the way, a bit late on my part.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 1899

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

The way they were racking up injuries, the Dodgers would have been starting the ball boy in game 2 if they'd made it to the World Series anyway. What's all that payroll for if not to have a deep roster? :D In seriousness though, Roberts obviously mismanaged the rotation. Buehler and Urias lost thei...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 1899

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

None of the 100-win clubs advance to the WS this year. And the 88-win Braves dispatched the Dodgers without needing to go 7 games, and $110 million less in payroll. What a ride.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

In the instant case, one actor pointed the gun at a person irrelevant to the scene being filmed and pulled the trigger. The End. If you don't know anything about a film set, how can it be claimed persons were irrelevant to the scene being filmed? :scratchchin: Perhaps, because I’d expect the cinema...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

This is an actually fairly outdated sentiment. Nepotism happens and should be discouraged, but Aviation, by way of example, is downright rife with it compared to the modern film industries. But I do agree that she is the most likely point of failure here and if she felt overwhelmed by the task, she...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
In the instant case, one actor pointed the gun at a person irrelevant to the scene being filmed and pulled the trigger. The End.


If you don't know anything about a film set, how can it be claimed persons were irrelevant to the scene being filmed? :scratchchin:

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

The armorer involved apparently told a podcast last month that she was experiencing imposter syndrome due to inexperience but was ‘trained up’ by her famous armorer father. https://www.insider.com/rust-shooting-alec-baldwins-armorer-worried-she-wasnt-ready-for-job-2021-10 Just another argument again...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

And I think the main question is why he was pointing the gun at the director and not another actor while filming a scene. Playing around perhaps? This demonstrates zero knowledge of what happens on a film set. There are many action shots filmed without an opposing actor in frame. In that case the a...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 1899

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Long faces in Boston and big smiles in Houston. Let's see if we get a boring rematch of 2017 or if ATL can pull it out at home.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 194
Views: 7023

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-movies-santa-fe-alec-baldwin-25d83890a289bb9ae358f406cd3cbee9 An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments...

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