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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: 94
Views: 3048

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This is an actually fairly outdated sentiment.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: 94
Views: 3048

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: 94
Views: 3048

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: 94
Views: 3048

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: 56
Views: 1582

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: 94
Views: 3048

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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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8114

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Correct, we are much larger than their preferred prey. They might scavage off a carcass depending on how limited their food resources have been. He could have been killed by one but that would involve basically entering their territory and this guy didn't seem too sharp. Not Alligators but when I w...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???

Also about who can't vote, I really don't get this one : For president in the general election: U.S. citizens residing in U.S. territories Yeah, I don't understand that, either. My father is a US citizen living in Greece, but he can vote in a presidential election, but he woulddn't be able to if he...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 94
Views: 3048

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

I agree with johns624, the gun rules were not followed. I like to phrase: 1. Treat every gun as if it is loaded, until you verify yourself, because they are. 2. Only point a gun at a target you intend to destroy. 3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire. 4. Be certain of your ba...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8114

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

If the human remains are those of Laundre and died in an attack by a gator other wild animal, it would be wanted karma but still unsatisfactory. I suspect his parents will be facing charges of harboring a fugitive, I hope they are sent to jail and made destitute from their part in hiding their son ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 135
Views: 26723

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

IF it is true that the aircraft had not been flown in 10 months, is that normal for its first flight to be done with passengers? I’ll be honest if I boarded an aircraft and they told me this thing hasn’t left the ground in nearly a year I’d be a little concerned. Depends on how cheap the owners are...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 94
Views: 3048

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

Not to mention that he's another antigunner who uses guns in his movies to make his money. It's difficult to imagine a scenario where Baldwin isn't at fault. That said, it didn't take you long to climb up on your hobby horse, did it? Baldwin's politics aren't at issue here - only his (very likely) ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 94
Views: 3048

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

It doesn't make sense. So many gun rules were broken that it's not funny. All guns are loaded...don't point your gun at anyone...no live ammo on the set, etc. etc. This is also a union work environment where protocols around who handles what and when are quite strict. If firearm props aren't your j...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2045

Re: COP-21

I’ll stipulate the facts of climate since 1972; forecasting is, however, very difficult especially about the future. The predictions can easily be changed by tiny changes in factors when applied over decades. Compounding is the issue. That said, there’s always trade-offs, holding all pollution at 1...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8114

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/10/21/us/b ... index.html
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Apparently skeletal remains have been identified as Laundrie via dental records, according to FBI.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/10/21/us/b ... index.html

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

If Powell had refused to give that WMD speech, the Bush Admin would have ousted him. He chose to keep his job. Who know what anyone would do in that situation. Talk is cheap. Easy for a man with his knowledge of history to predict that being the rare person to stand up and say NO would result in jo...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8114

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58989242 Looks like dirty Laundrie is being aired in public. Will have to see what tests reveal - he/the parents could just be throwing them off his scent. That's what I was thinking. His parents have been very uncooperative except for two times. The first...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8114

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58989242 In a news conference, FBI Special Agent Michael McPherson said that "investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie". Looks like dirty Laundrie i...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 135
Views: 26723

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

At 1.55 at the beginning of the T/O roll there is a puff of smoke from the #1? engine, That's not normal. I missed it the first time I watched, but you're right, it's there. Here's six sequential frames from that video. https://i.imgur.com/XvoUrZT.jpg That also explains why the grass wash seemed to...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 135
Views: 26723

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

The ABC13 feed has a very short view from the right rear down. I think I can just catch the trailing edge of the right wing. Looks like flaps were extended. https://abc13.com/plane-crash-katy-today-houston-texas/11143371/ I don't see flaps in that footage from the rear angle. I only see the flap tr...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?
Replies: 29
Views: 4835

Re: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?

United fully intends for these aircraft to return to service. Currently, UAL is modifying the inlet cowl as a "work ahead" of regulators. UAL is communicating with regulators on these design changes to ensure they comply with final modification requirements from FAA. Timeline is unclear, ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?
Replies: 29
Views: 4835

Re: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?

I remember watching 21st Centry Jet... which includes footage of a fan blade separation test on a PW4000. The cowling was able to contain the debris. Why, then, did we just have the two HNL-bound uncontained incidents? What changed? A material change was the difference. The NTSB report on the 2018 ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8924

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

I posted upthread how vaccines reduce transmission 71%. Not perfect, but not zero. The same link noted Pfizer is 70% effective. This isn't about any one individual. It is to safely keep a factory up and running. When a high fraction of vaccinated, you don't have to react to a single case. That remo...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Powell was an intelligent, competent, and driven man. However, some mistakes are simply too great - the Iraq War is his legacy, as it is Rumsfeld's when he died earlier this year. I don't know if I agree with sierrakilo44, that he deserved to have been prosecuted. But I do know that at the very lea...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Former Secretary of State, former Republican, and all around smart guy died of Covid 19 complications. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html Was fully vaccinated too. He was very immunocompromised tho. This has been my fear all along is that these vaccines lose their ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

I only have the data in my tally book to rank most flights: 1. United (100+) 2. American (30+) 3. Southwest (27) 4. ANA (26) 5. JAL (15) 6. Korean Air (9) 7. jetBlue (7) 8. Thai (7) 9. Cathay (6) 10. Northwest (6) 11. Delta (5) 12. Hawaiian (5) 13. Emirates (4) 14. Singapore (4) 15. EVA (3) 16. West...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

I'm on a very conservative site and they all hate him. They hate him because he didn't disagree with his president when he should've, yet they hate Mattis, etc., because they did disagree with Trump when they should've. The disconnect is great... Those people are the worst. They were rah-rah for Ir...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

That take lacks some pretty significant nuance, no? We have a functioning legal system in Western countries, and people in power are ideally held to account when in the wrong. 'Never' is also a massively broad brush untruth considering human rights groups are *routinely* reporting on and demanding ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 34
Views: 1482

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

The most bizarre thing about this story is craven right media personalities suddenly coming to the defense of Netflix and Dave Chappelle. Truly bizarre...talk about people who would never get together. Chappelle wouldn't talk to Ben Shapiro or Laura Ingraham unless they let him dictate the discussion.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

No, Powell was a major factor in the propaganda campaign used to sell the lies for war to the world, and he willingly participated in it. Just like Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bolton, Bush and all the others it’s a shame he didn’t end up in the dock to answer for his crimes against humanity. Its always inter...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

sierrakilo44 wrote:
it’s a shame he didn’t end up in the dock to answer for his crimes against humanity.


This is often said but a misnomer since the US does not recognize the ICC.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2325

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Powell was a classy man but unfortunately he allowed his career to be tarnished by those WMD presentations in 2002. I think a successful run for POTUS might have done a lot to remove that stain.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2414

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

Why the hell are we talking about semi-imaginary racist elementary school programs in a thread started because a nutcase murdered his brother over anti-vaccine hysteria? Are we that desperate to change the subject? To me it relates to the "mental illness" we are experiencing in many place...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2048

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Do you learn that it was completely ignored during the war ? Or that the US didn't want to offer asylum to Jews during the 30's ? I recall the California curriculum of the mid-90s taught us that the full extent of genocide in Europe was not known until latter stages of the war but reports were avai...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1406

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

Japanese folks always told me that was one of the most shocking items for them when going to live in the US on assignment. Pharma advertising on TV is unheard of in Japan because it's illegal in most cases. It was a great day when the ED pills went generic and we could stop seeing those goddamn Via...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1406

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

On top of this all, it seems that America is overmedicated. Someone could also argue that prescription drugs are accessible and not necessarily that they're overmedicated. Now granted, a doctor with good judgement would not give medication to a patient upon their request. And rather than allow a pa...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 211
Views: 24359

Re: Website is over-moderated

Cool. I will enslave people in my business too. Since I my business is private and I can do how I wish. 'Enslaved' has virtually no meaning in the context of the discussion. Might want to try a dictionary. No. No. It is a private business so I may enslave people. If they don't like it, they can lea...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: STS airport expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: STS airport expensive?

Looking to fly into STS from the east coast…flights are so expensive on both AA and UA. Any particular reason? I know its a smaller airport but its so convenient and want to avoid the drive from SFO. How much is your time worth? Depending on time of day, it can take two hours to make that drive fro...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Re: Private airport and US Laws

This article discusses how the airstrip been an ongoing problem with compliance since its construction in 2006: https://www.twincities.com/2021/10/05/afton-private-planes-takeoffs-landings-prompt-complaints-from-neighbors/ He was first cited for violating the ordinance in 2006 and was required to p...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Re: Private airport and US Laws

People hate airplanes next door whether a rural area or busy GA field in a suburb. There is no pleasing these malcontents. To them it’s just ‘another guy putting us all in danger with his plane’ :boggled:

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Can Islam reform ?

The real joke of it all is that the Saudi and other GCC royals don’t even practice salafi lifestyles themselves. This is reflected in the handful of critical radical clerics who have surfaced in each country that clash with the government. A very convenient way for these governments to show action o...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8924

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

This isn't about any one individual. It is to safely keep a factory up and running. When a high fraction of vaccinated, you don't have to react to a single case. That removes that inefficiency. This, right here, is the whole enchilada. One individual’s concerns are irrelevant when the organization ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2048

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history. It would be difficult to discuss WW2 in U.S. high school history classes without mentioning the Holocaust. Do you learn that it was completely ignored during the war ? Or that the US didn't want to offer asylum t...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 34
Views: 1482

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

In his comedy set, Chappelle has a 15-20 minute bit where he discusses that the backlash he receives is typically from people who did not actually see his show, but read about it through a review in the papers or online or on twitter, and they are just repeating someone else's talking points withou...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2048

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

WesternDC6B wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
What is the problem with Texas these days. First they want to control woman's bodies and now they want to deny the Holocaust?


Where does it say they want to deny the holocaust? It leaves the topic open for discussion.


What, pray tell, is to be left 'open' on discussion of the Holocaust?

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 34
Views: 1482

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

seb146 wrote:
What ever happened to "I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it"?


Nobody said other people don't have a right to say/feel anything else.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1406

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

A healthier lifestyle is a must. Away with fast food other bad eating habits! That should help to prevent a lot of diseases like cancer. And in turn alleviate the need for drugs. Okay sure - agree. But how? Just as an example, US healthcare has been preaching about the importance of lowering sodium...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8924

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

125,000 employees “Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boeing-tells-workers-they-must-get-covid-19-vaccine/ar-AAPr9SP?ocid=uxbndlbing Ouch. This is abrupt as the Federal requirements are brutal: https://www.saf...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1915

Re: British MP Killed

To answer your question: the vast majority of that 20% won’t see this as a problem. Allah will judge, it doesn’t matter that someone has died. That may or may not be the case - but isn't really quantifiable either way. So again, how does lumping everyone in with the crazy improve the situation? Tha...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1915

Re: British MP Killed

Islam IS a problem. It sanctions subjugating or killing non-believers. Islam in itself isn't a problem, extremist within Islam is the problem, and with any other religion or belief for that matter. I disagree. Islam is THE problem. It allows people to do these acts and the silent majority to stand ...

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