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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 55
Views: 5378

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: 281
Views: 10828

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: 1183

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: 51
Views: 1805

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: 1863

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: 55
Views: 5378

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: 51
Views: 1805

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: 51
Views: 1805

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: 2
Views: 396

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: 55
Views: 5378

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: 55
Views: 5378

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: 1200

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: 57
Views: 1841

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: 57
Views: 1841

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: 51
Views: 1805

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: 1200

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: 5629

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: 51
Views: 1805

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: 55
Views: 5378

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: 55
Views: 5378

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: 5824

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: 117
Views: 8462

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: 117
Views: 8462

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: 55
Views: 5378

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: 12
Views: 1148

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: 117
Views: 8462

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: 5824

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: 197
Views: 8388

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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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10828

Re: Australian Open 2022

So by the sounds of things he will be placed in detention tomorrow morning at 8am. No more preparation for the AO. Perfect - precisely what should be happening. Seems the Australian government is trying to win the fifth quarter. Understandably, they don't appreciate the position that they find them...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 197
Views: 8388

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump caused Jan 6. He lied leading into the election. Got help with the lie. Got help with staging an attempted attack on democracy, and then you want to blame the last 20 years? No. It doesn't work like that. We need look no further than how he's flipping out over the progress the bipartisan Hous...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16598

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

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072763841/the-rust-armorer-is-suing-the-films-ammo-supplier-over-the-deadly-on-set-shootin This doesn't' seem to square with the stories we have heard of off set shooting. Or were they using different ammo for those events? Either way, it looks like armorer is lookin...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 197
Views: 8388

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Keep claiming a president is illegitimate because he/she isn’t from your party. Keep burning businesses as if it’s somehow justified. Oh, these again. :boggled: Cries of Trump illegitimacy were not about his party, but about his dubious loans from Russia, Azerbaijan, and wherever else. Not to menti...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10828

Re: Australian Open 2022

zeke wrote:
So by the sounds of things he will be placed in detention tomorrow morning at 8am. No more preparation for the AO.


Perfect - precisely what should be happening.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai close call..?
Replies: 13
Views: 6494

Re: Dubai close call..?

Desertboki wrote:
https://youtu.be/SJGE7kRSbTU
Happened Emirates little sister a few month back too. Safety culture in the MIddle East is worse than ever. I would hate to be the insurer of these carriers.


Not as complicated when you're a national carrier with endless government cover.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.

Your management needs to see that email. In my case, it was the customer who brought a similar communication to my attention (and it was clear that the person wasn't joking). The little weasel who badmouthed an employee (and by extension, the entire company) to a customer was employed by our compan...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5824

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Revelation wrote:
How will these organizations get by?


:rotfl:

What's also hilarious is that he's reportedly selling property to foot legal bills. All that says is Mummie Dearest has closed the spigot.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5824

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Not quite heading for the tower, but pretty embarrassing for Andrew: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59987935 So now the media is reporting that as part of the civil case, he and potentially his ex-wife and daughters might undergo a deposition to seek out intimate details of his private life. What if h...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 197
Views: 8388

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Those issues are part if the same Phenomenon, and the guilt lies squarely and surely on the far right wing ie. the republicans. Regardless, 01/06 did not cause hundreds of thousands of Covid deaths. I thin that is quite the stretch to say that 01/06 was the cause of those Covid deaths. Yes vaccine ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 197
Views: 8388

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

You didn't, but your comments insinuate it. . Nope - what I was speaking to is totally unrelated to videos. But thanks for assuming. So you weren't talking about the videos being deleted as part of a conspiracy? Negative. Was talking about the narrative from Bannon et al that because some of the ri...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 197
Views: 8388

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I don't know why they were deleted, but I have seen several of the videos he's talking about. They exist. Please show me where I said the videos did not exist...man oh man. You didn't, but your comments insinuate it. . Nope - what I was speaking to is totally unrelated to videos. But thanks for ass...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 197
Views: 8388

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I'm talking about the videos which have since been deleted by YouTube and Facebook which show different parts of the Capitol nowhere near the chaos. You actually see police opening the barricades and waving peaceful protestors (who are several feet back with plenty of open space between them) into ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5824

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

The judge has ruled that Ms Giuffre's 2009 agreement with Epstein doesn't preclude her bringing a civil case against Prince Andrew. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59871514 I wonder if he's sweating now? whilst hiding in the kitchen of Pizza Express in Woking.. :lol: That's doubly amusing for me beca...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12284

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

People are literally losing their minds. What did he really think he could accomplish by doing something so stupid? Sadly, idiots like this will bring further changes to security procedures on the ground. For example, cockpit doors shut when on the ground during boarding and deplaning. Hopefully it...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12284

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

Too many people jumping the zoo walls these days.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5630

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Is it so hard to understand how large-scale migrations have ended civilizations then can't help you. I do understand it - it simply has no logical nexus to a nuclear site being no-go over wastewater. Only somebody foolish would say first use one nuclear reactor, then for the waste use another nucle...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5630

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Actually, while that is a valid concern but it's also a trope, there would and could be other people to who need to move to different places. An example shared here. U.S. could have learn from Israel how to save water but somehow they think they know better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYvQNon4...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5630

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So somehow you are right and IAEA is wrong as they said that even after decommissioning the no-go areas would be anywhere from 1k years to 100k years. Btw are you gonna live 1k years or 100k years, if not then you have no power and no idea what will happen after that? What if there is a spill after...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7944

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Not different. Someone who is not bad and is not deified and is not vilified. And that will mean getting people in the legislature that are willing to compromise and do "back room deals" etc. Tugg I am not confident conditions exist for having a POTUS like that again. :shakehead: How a pr...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5630

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

It's on the same webpage, please. Anyways, even after 3 pages, I am forced to ask the same question, how you are going to have nuclear waste secured for 1000 to 100k years and who is going to foot the bill to do so. If it's the taxpayer then solar and wind are way cheaper. You do not have to secure...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7944

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Tugger wrote:
Not different. Someone who is not bad and is not deified and is not vilified.


I am not confident conditions exist for having a POTUS like that again. :shakehead:

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