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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

In business (as in life?), the definition of a "shock" or "crisis" is a problem you DID NOT ANTICIPATE and/or PREPARE FOR. 9/11 was an example. The 2008 housing bubble was another example. COVID-19 was another. It would have been relatively easy to prevent 9/11, and find and kil...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Hopefully Governor Newsom has been humbled by this [rather expensive] process. I do not know why he would be. That vote was so lopsided, it was basically Elder Abuse. All things considered, I would say 2022 is for his to lose. Very likely. An advert campaign centered around how much this GOP failur...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL 742s vs JAL 743s by 1986 , 1987
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: JAL 742s vs JAL 743s by 1986 , 1987

One thing I can tell you for sure is that sometime around 1990 I flew from Frankfurt to Tokyo on a (much to my surprise!) a 747-SUD (exactly marked as such on the in-flight safety card), and that it apparently was a -100 which had undergone upper deck extension. This was surprising as I thought I w...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I also think that this was by far more a repudiation of the GOP than it was a vote of confidence for Mr. Newsom. I've been disappointed and frustrated with him as a governor, but I would rather a governor who is more competent and honest, not less. Then you should have supported Faulconer he fits y...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 39
Views: 878

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Not that many actually:

American: 200ER/300ER
United: 300ER
Hawaiian: 300ER
EVA: 300ER
JAL: 300/300ER
ANA: 300

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

That's a real gut punch... This is how I feel tonight: California, you're nothing to me now. You're not a fellow, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. It shouldn't be - there was absolutely no basis for believing recall would succeed, especially with the regular gubernatori...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

News sources now beginning to call race for Newsom. https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-california-climate-elections-a590782877be099d44f1766b2d138394?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP Recall never had a chance in hell. The state GOP so concerned about sm...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot, 80-year-old Vietnam vet, reportedly survives Palo Alto plane crash
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

Re: Pilot, 80-year-old Vietnam vet, reportedly survives Palo Alto plane crash

It's a general aviation field owned and operated by the city of Palo Alto, and according to the airport's website, it's the busiest single runway airport in California. SAN might like a word there. Glad to hear the pilot is OK. LOL good point, though they are pretty close. PAO averages 525 ops/day,...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61

MacDonald, Williams, Carvey, O'Brien, and Carlin - those are my big five from growing up on 90s comedy. Now three of them are gone. Each one hurts.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Good job leading (in many cases) the nation I guess. And you lack water. I wonder what it will take for people to wake up over there. https://www.usich.gov/homelessness-statistics/ca/ https://taxfoundation.org/publications/state-individual-income-tax-rates-and-brackets/ https://www.statista.com/sta...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Very unfortunate if Newsom isn't recalled, but hey people get the government they deserve. I think the fearmongering has been incredible against Elder, that they have managed to make this recall election a contest Newsom v Elder when it really isn't. Elder should have said he supports minimum wage ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/covid-19-vaccine-boosters-not-widely-needed-top-fda-who-scientists-say-2021-09-13/ The FDA is putting a damper on the third shot craze by saying it is not necessary for most people. Also SIngapore was also going to opening up when 80% population vaccinated, but curr...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2979

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The vertical farming seems like a real solid idea. Some capital up front to get set up, then relatively cheap after that. Not sure about the lab grown meat. I would eat it, but what resources are used to grow it? Is it more or less than actually raising the animals, Neat idea though. A lot of biote...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2979

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Is there anyway to proactive sustainable agriculture and still produce enough food for the growing population of Earth? Vertical farming: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210302/p2a/00m/0li/028000c Lab grown meat: https://amp.theguardian.com/food/2021/jun/17/lab-grown-meat-no-kill-food The ve...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2979

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Hate to break it to you, but we have been using energy intensive practices for decades. Irrigation, Tractors, genetic modifications................... Water is important. It requires significant costs where it is scarce. Yes, we have. And I'm asking why we should continue to make ever more unsustai...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 12993

Re: Texas abortion law

Just because a medical school teaches a procedure doesn't mean it's based on settled science. Heck doctors used to have you ingest mercury to cure things such as syphilis. That’s a straw man. We’re talking about medical consensus today, not whatever was happening in the 19th century. The two are in...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 12993

Re: Texas abortion law

Again, that is your opinion. When life begins is not settled science. After all, you are just a lump of cells too, albeit a few more than an embryo. Unviable, being the key word. You didn’t answer the question - why is it any of their business? Lets assume for a minute that an embryo is a person. T...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 12993

Re: Texas abortion law

Again, that is your opinion. When life begins is not settled science. After all, you are just a lump of cells too, albeit a few more than an embryo. Partially true except philosophical questions like that are irrelevant to ‘settled science’ as they are outside its scope. As a medical procedure perf...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

There are some absolute nutcases backing Elder. Who let the dogs out on this evangelical? https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1437589902154158083?s=21 Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point??? Same point I have made throughout the thread - he is not a credible candidate for Ca...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI releases first of declassified documents related to 9/11
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: FBI releases first of declassified documents related to 9/11

For anyone who has been following this story, check out the comments on this topic anywhere on Twitter or major news sites. The Saudi troll army is out in full force and looks to rival Russia's for enthusiasm. Saw one guy from over there respond with wild whataboutism, claiming Bush hid the truth fr...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21
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There are some absolute nutcases backing Elder. Who let the dogs out on this evangelical?

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

NIKV69 wrote:
seb146 wrote:

I was making a general observation..


Yes I know but it doesn't help the discussion. Either way a big day for CA tomorrow but I fear they will keep Newsom and further doom their fate.


CA remains the world's 5th largest economy regardless of who the governor is.

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/kevincate/status/14 ... 90082?s=21

:banghead:
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Just total irresponsibility on display from state of FL government - at a presser today they allowed a guy to propound misinfo that the vaccine changes our RNA:

https://twitter.com/kevincate/status/14 ... 90082?s=21

:banghead:

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 2979

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

There is plenty of water , it is a matter of properly allocating it and paying for it. Paying for it is the restriction that should be imposed. When there is a full drought, water runs out, and the crops either become unsustainable ,or the people need to have water shipped in Long term environmenta...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 12993

Re: Texas abortion law

Again, people think there is a third person in the equation, not just the mom and dad. For them it's not about controlling the women, rather defending the innocent, but keep ignoring that. Why is it any of their business? An unviable clump of cells is not "a person". Again, that is your o...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1350

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Lately, the ones taking potshots at minorities are liberals. Look at the lady throwing an egg at Larry Elder in LA. Where is the outrage? Crickets. Crickets because what you claim is not what happened. Have you seen the video? Nothing racial happening there, it was a mixed crowd of miscreants that ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: cleaner jet fuel may not fly
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Biden’s goal for cleaner jet fuel may not fly

Emissions controls efforts should be focused on areas that will provide more of a reduction in CO2 emissions. Think Chinese coal fired power plants. It's not either-or, it should be both. That makes no sense. 3.5% is a drop in the bucket - the focus should be on sea shipping and agriculture first. ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2430

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_ ... istory.pdf
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twaconnie wrote:
I would be interested knowing when the first VOR's were installed and where?


Not sure about where but it was developed in the late 30s and expanded in earnest after WW2. Can read more here:

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_ ... istory.pdf

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heads Up Texas / Gulf Coast - Tropical Storm Heading Your away?
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Heads Up Texas / Gulf Coast - Tropical Storm Heading Your away?

15+ inches now forecast for eastern Houston metro. Good thing it has been a relatively dry summer, the bayous may be dry enough to absorb more than normal...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3410

Re: What happened to Denver?

Would you support adoption of the Singapore model to deal with drug addiction and it's by product homelessness? A quote from the story - "We invest significant efforts to prevent drug abuse. The government works closely with community groups, parents and teachers to educate youths and the gene...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Wow Rose McGowan voting Yes to recall Newsom and for Elder. https://twitter.com/goodblackdude/status/1437155114557399041?s=20 Possibly one of the most irrelevant celebs to quote. And little credibility on anything as a child molester apologist: https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/features/2...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I remember, it was a week after 9/11 before the Govt. released any overhead pictures of where the towers had fallen. That's because there was lingering smolder smoke afterward, and in any case, news choppers did get aerial footage. Some of the fires burned underground for months - you have to remem...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI releases first of declassified documents related to 9/11
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: FBI releases first of declassified documents related to 9/11

Even with the redactions there's pretty significant stuff here. The account on page 6 is highly suspicious in that two primary interviewees gave the same explanation of 'chance meetings' with hijackers in two different parts of the country. That suggests they were advised how to cover their tracks w...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3410

Re: What happened to Denver?

Medical professionals are first to admit that their efforts end in vain, unless there is active participation on part of the addict. Btw, if said family members are so concerned about their less valuable member of society, why don't they help him off the street in the first place? Many do, but have...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I remember, it was a week after 9/11 before the Govt. released any overhead pictures of where the towers had fallen. That's because there was lingering smolder smoke afterward, and in any case, news choppers did get aerial footage. Some of the fires burned underground for months - you have to remem...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3410

Re: What happened to Denver?

How many times are drug addicts given resources to break their cycle of addiction? You can't give people will to quit. Resources spent on, say, cancer screening saves many more, more valuable lives than wasting them on addiction treatments. Perhaps so, but public health and medical professionals do...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 49
Views: 1778

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

AirCal: 300
Alaska: 400/700
Aloha: 200
ANA: 500/800
FlySafair: 400/800
JAL: 400/800
Southwest: 300/500/700/800
United: 200/300/500/800
Western: 200/300

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

One thing that makes me so angry still about the pervasive conspiracy theories about this day in the US is they all stem from some kind of anti-government or antisemitic or whatever basis, and no matter what drives the belief, these people cannot be reached. Despite the fact millions around the wor...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy, we never stated who the enemy was. We’re gonna go through the cycle again, perhaps sooner than we think.


It’s a tactic but the follow through requires a lot of money and sustained support. Follow the money

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 12993

Re: Texas abortion law

AirWorthy99 wrote:
I am not using legal arguments, this is not a court. I am giving my personal opinion based on my feelings. Something that most of us do here.


Nevertheless, you will not find many Americans supporting state monitoring of people's private life decisions over feelings.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Even after 20 years, this 'Sad Episode' in the human history still lingers in my mind. I remember every moment that day from hearing this news to watch it live on CNN was unbelievable to say the least. It all started at 7pm in Bangalore, where I'm from, when my Dad broke this news of a 'Few Airplan...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

In hindsight, I think there was something fundamentally absurd about the War on Terrorism, as a concept. I mean, no matter how it goes, Terrorism is never going to sign a surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri. It's hard to imagine any universe where an event as horrific as 9/11 goes without ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

In the North Tower, all stairwells in the impact zone were blocked, so there were no survivors at the impact zone or higher. In the South Tower, one stairwell remained intact in the impact zone, so there were some survivors at or above the impact zone. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/ar...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

In the North Tower, all stairwells in the impact zone were blocked, so there were no survivors at the impact zone or higher. In the South Tower, one stairwell remained intact in the impact zone, so there were some survivors at or above the impact zone. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/ar...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

There are many pieces coming out this week on how analysts see the global terror landscape on the eve of America's significant commemoration. It's important to ask where we stand 20 years on with much treasure spent, blood spilled, and effort exerted. The consensus seems to be that the war on terror...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Within that limited context, yes. The fact remains the starting wages for airport CSA are above minimum wage in an urban market, so it’s hard to say this has anything to do with Elder’s silly stance at all. But it's not limited; ask anyone across the U.S. about what they've had to do in the past si...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 44
Views: 2165

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

It doesn’t feel like 20 years to me...more like a few months. Conversations with people that day, reactions by people that day, concern for friends and loved ones, palpable fear and spreading panic, even mundane stuff like how we felt forcing ourselves to eat while glued to the news - all are still ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6306

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

It's hilarious how someone advocating a $0.00 minimum wage is suddenly equated to wanting slavery. Talk about missing the point! Having no minimum wage allows the market to dictate what a fair wage is for whatever work is needed, and allows supply and demand to work itself out. For example, my airl...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 12993

Re: Texas abortion law

No one is born with any guarantee of a happy and successful life. No one. We all know this if we are adults, we all have dealt with issues. People born into wealth might also live bad lives, probably worse than those born in poverty. Money isn't everything. Like I said, if you think you can't provi...

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