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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 209
Views: 23969

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: 158

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: 21
Views: 1690

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: 21
Views: 1690

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: 3
Views: 254

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: 81
Views: 7141

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: 38
Views: 1586

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: 26
Views: 1065

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: 38
Views: 1586

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: 26
Views: 1065

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: 24
Views: 922

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: 81
Views: 7141

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: 1764

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: 1764

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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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1650

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

continental004 wrote:
John Gruden's views simply reflect those of the Raiders fanbase. If you know, you know.


Even if that were true (and isn’t) it does not excuse making racial comments in a critique of anyone’s performance or competence.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1650

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

They need to prove they understand what they did or said was wrong. If there wasn't a double standard, we could have a conversation. But this just shows, we should not give an aggressive mob of people the power to destroy lives. Take Emma Sulkowicz for example, she accused a young man of rape in he...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

All I know is they need to improve the lighting at Minute Maid. The place looks completely dead on TV.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 209
Views: 23969

Re: Website is over-moderated

It is a very sad that one gets censored here for holding a different view and saying something someone might no agree with. The response is simple. We are a privat website and we can chose what someone is allowed to post and what not. Sad state of affairs. That's almost every site on the internet w...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 81
Views: 7141

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

There's nothing really to challenge in court. It doesn't matter if there is a business case or not. It is established that requiring a vaccine as a condition of employment is perfectly legal. This is the reason the administration went about the mandates the way they did. The strongest legal challen...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 2924

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

And we were risking it if we drove 5 miles per hour over 55. Few did. 65 years old now and still drive 5 miles over posted limit. And almost get blown off the road. Can't change fuel consumption curve - weight and speed still matter. Shoot no, lots of us ran well over the double nickel. I was passe...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

How does pricing work now? In the US? Like this: In the United States, the price of prescription drugs is relatively unregulated, enabling pharmaceutical companies to increase their drug prices beyond inflation rates and regardless of demand. -The majority of a pharmaceutical company’s revenue come...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 38
Views: 1586

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

What's funny is that the Nazis never denied the Holocaust. In fact, they kept very good records of it. Ah but you see, according to the crowd who think the kippah-wearing community are the root of all evil in the world, that's *all* part of their conspiracy to garner eternal sympathy under the US a...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Why can't people have the reactions they have? I never thought Chapelle was that funny. And I am the bad guy. He has opinions on subjects but those who have opinions about him and his show are not allowed to or are bad for having them? I don't get it. Some people like acerbic wit, and other people ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

AirWorthy99 wrote:
When I decided to watch this, I did it thinking it will be pulled from Netflix. I still think it might, at the end the twitter mob will prevail and it will be pulled. If it doesn't, I will be surprised.


What are your thoughts on his commentary about the contemporary black experience in America?

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series. Definitely an awful call. Interestingly, I feel like I've seen a lot of checked swings called strikes in this postseason. That said, bad calls probably even out in the end. There were bad calls throughout th...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

All the SJWs criticizing have likely not seen Chappelle's show in full and have only absorbed selective quotes. The theme of Chappelle's show was complex and nuanced - that everyone out there has a story, and if you just listen, you might learn something. That theme is encased in a running commentar...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 209
Views: 23969

Re: Website is over-moderated

It is a very sad that one gets censored here for holding a different view and saying something someone might no agree with. The response is simple. We are a privat website and we can chose what someone is allowed to post and what not. Sad state of affairs. That's almost every site on the internet w...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Alias1024 wrote:
That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series.


Been watching SFG since 1986. What a terrible way to end one of their most unique seasons...ever.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

Agreed - their argument falls flat. The top pharma companies in the US have almost $500B in equity. They can stomach lower drug prices.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 10412

Re: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread

Well, the lottery to auction the aircraft turned into a bit of a fiasco. Plan was to sell 6million tickets at 500 pesos each but near 500mil pesos worth of in tickets went unsold so the government purchased them and distributed them for free, only adding up the cost to taxpayers this whole 787 saga...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 38
Views: 1586

Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

As was warned when HB3979 was passed by the Texas legislature last May, things have come to their logical conclusion in a school district in Southlake, TX. As the new law requires schools to promote 'balance' on supposedly controversial topics, one administrator offered that their interpretation inc...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

There are two great resignations simultaneously - one in lower wage work and another in white collar/tech work. In the latter many employees are leaving companies that are being strict about return to offices or otherwise telegraphing inflexibility with future remote work.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

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

extender wrote:
Critical Race Theory is racist from the start. Just look at who came up with it, intersectional theory based in Marxist ideas.


Are you implying that Derrick Bell was a racist AND Marxist? Man, talk about lack of nuance.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

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

They can imply anything they want, there was absolutely no proof of said allegation in the statement. It was certainly substantiated on page five. Are these not nationally-distributed efforts? https://www.tpusa.com/topics/school-board-watchlist https://www.schoolboardwatchlist.org/ You think this a...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

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

So again, why is this a Federal issue and not a local law enforcement issue? I saw a couple accusations of threats, the rest of the articles (without looking them up) appeared to be about disorderly and contentious meetings. So what. If a threat was made, let the locals handle it. People are finall...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

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

You either support the FBI getting involved in State and Local issues or you don't. That simple. I never said that the school board hearings were not getting heated. I doubt the amount of threats being claimed. And it just broke that the Loudoun County VA superintendent covered up two rapes AT SCHO...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

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

It sounds an awful lot like you think that anyone who has an option or conversation about things where they don't live or are directly involved in should have the FBI investigate them. That's a little authoritarian, don't' you think? Last time I checked we still have freedoms in this county that al...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 51
Views: 1678

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

extender wrote:
Sad, another tragedy. People are just going nuts these days.


If he was a former ISIL fighter than he was already nuts for a long time, not 'going' nuts.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

Currently, Highway 9 crosses the Yukon River in Dawson City by ferry during the summer and ice bridge during the winter. During the spring breakup period, the crossing is closed and there is no way across. A permnant bridge was proposed in 2004, but was never built. Therefore, a permnant bridge sho...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8517

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Assuming this is NOT a medical event, being seriously spatially disoriented is a very powerful experience. While the plane is obviously is a very bad way, your vestibular senses are telling you something very different. Now, press “Big Red Button”; plane is upright, but your vestibular senses are n...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8517

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Collins taught me that operations are hazardous, not an airplane, an approach or an airport. Operations are managed by assessing and avoiding or mitigations risk, which might mean a divert, a canceled flight or a safe one. When he was active, we had a vacuum pump with a MBTF of about 500 hours. Bac...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17333

Re: Texas abortion law

The Federal suit is moving forward: https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-judge-questions-texas-abortion-law-in-case-filed-by-justice-department-11633112921 Can legislatures pass laws for which they have not culpability over? Should they be able to do such? I guess you could pass all sorts of laws t...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8517

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

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Didn’t take Juan Browne long to get his commentary up:

https://youtu.be/3Qp7oSPnnUY

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 81
Views: 7141

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

Another company using the EO as an excuse to apply it to the entire company The bigger the organization is, the more sense it makes for management to apply a blanket policy. Anything else is too difficult to monitor and implement - remember your average unpopular HR folks are handling benefits admi...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1650

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

extender wrote:
But some pigs are more equal then others when it doesn't fit the narrative.


Perhaps in politics but not in the workplace. If we don't follow the law and treat cases equitably that only invites lawsuits and the folks upstairs don't like those much.

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 81
Views: 7141

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

Before people start posting about their "Rights" in the USA. There are no absolute rights; and the classic case is that you cannot yell "Fire" in a crowded theater or public space. People do get injured and killed in stampede type evacuations. There are real responsibilities and...

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