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by johns624
Mon May 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7522

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

Isn't China rushing things a bit? I mean the COMACs are still to fly reliably... Of course there is always Airbus but I have a feeling "the Bus" will be in the same boat as Boeing as far as China orders are concerned... China rushed things on the Hong Kong crackdown and got away with it, ...

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by johns624
Mon May 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7522

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

This has nothing to do with the US and Boeing. They just happen to be the current targets. It's all about "divide and conquer". Screw Boeing and buy planes from Airbus. Then the EU is beholden to you (to a greater degree). Also, for the money there are businesses/governments that will help...

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by johns624
Mon May 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Star(*) Alliance?
Replies: 18
Views: 3017

Re: Future of Star(*) Alliance?

Every alliance will have members filing for bankruptcy. If there is a demand, other carriers will provide the service.

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by johns624
Sat May 16, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10626

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

How much "meaningful" cargo does DL fly out of JNB?

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by johns624
Sat May 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

stl07 wrote:
San Juan has a height restriction and it is proving to be a burden
San Juan has much greater burdens than being able to build skyscrapers...

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by johns624
Sat May 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

Would a 1,640 foot tall skyscraper be allowed in any city in New Zealand, like Auckland. Most extremely tall buildings are built in crowded areas with extremely high real estate prices. The population of NZ is less than 5 million so there's plenty of land to expand. Other than the Sky Tower, the ta...

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by johns624
Sat May 16, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

1640ft is 500m which is tall enough, I doubt this will be detrimental to the future growth of China’s economy. Would a 1,640 foot tall skyscraper be allowed in any city in New Zealand, like Auckland. Most extremely tall buildings are built in crowded areas with extremely high real estate prices. Th...

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by johns624
Fri May 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas Permnantely Closed
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas Permnantely Closed

Just the beginning. Would not be at all surprised if by the end of this year we have close to 50% of all non national chain restaurants shutting their doors for good. My wife and I are making a point of supporting a couple of very good local restaurants during this time. Carryout isn't the same as ...

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by johns624
Fri May 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

China has banned the construction of skyscrapers over 1,640 feet tall, except under special circumstances with buildings over 820 feet tall severely limited...new law will curtail economic growth in the country. Limiting building to under 1640 feet isn't going to have any effect on economic growth....

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by johns624
Fri May 15, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117337

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

MIflyer12 wrote:

If Virgin Australia survives and maintains its JV with Delta, DL will very likely keep flying to SYD. I'm not so confident about JNB or anything in India.

I'm thinking that SYD would come back quicker if Virgin Australia doesn't make it. DL couldn't just give up on that whole area of the globe.

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by johns624
Wed May 13, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car seat cover recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Car seat cover recommendations

If you buy a quality car, the seats will last as long as the car. Why have a nice interior if nobody can see it.

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by johns624
Sun May 10, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2856

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

They were caught, tried and jailed. France apologized and paid damages. A very different situation since the bombers were members of the French Secret Service. my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/rainbow-warrior 1. That they were French government agents just makes it worse. 2. They were confined to a...

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by johns624
Sun May 10, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2856

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

The Trump admin is saying they will do their utmost to secure the release of the mercenaries. Why ? Are they prisonners of war, has Trump declared war on Venezuela without our knowledge ? Or is the US fine with its citizens committing coups elsewhere and ready to help them evade local justice ? Tha...

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by johns624
Sun May 10, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2856

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

The Trump admin is saying they will do their utmost to secure the release of the mercenaries. Why ? Are they prisonners of war, has Trump declared war on Venezuela without our knowledge ? Or is the US fine with its citizens committing coups elsewhere and ready to help them evade local justice ? Tha...

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by johns624
Sun May 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2856

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

On the creeping use of mercenaries in by the US today, that exploded under Bush in Iraq, well draft dodger hawk Cheney and his Halliburton pals. I can tell you that they do not enjoy a good reputation with US allies, are seen as cowboys, not under military discipline and control, or proper accounta...

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by johns624
Sat May 09, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2856

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

Lost all credibility (again) with the Thatcher comment - she was a shameless sellout to the evil Gulf royals who worked hard from the 80s on to spread Wahhabism throughout the Muslim world. Come on? really you are the types who celebrates women in power such as Speaker Pelosi. I have my favorite to...

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by johns624
Sat May 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 49
Views: 2183

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

People emigrate for economic reasons, not political ones. The main thing that led to the collapse of the original AHE (besides for WW1, which just hastened it) was the mix of nationalities, most of which had no real political power. Unless you were Austrian or Magyar, you were nothing. Here's a ques...

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by johns624
Fri May 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)

RvA wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
If they're "rich," then what are they doing on a commercial airliner?


That is how they stay rich :)
I read this quote years ago "the rich stay rich acting like they're poor and the poor stay poor by acting like they're rich".

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by johns624
Fri May 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25327

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

At DTW, I mainly see the police officers in the terminals. They have rent-a-cops patrolling the fence lines and checking that access gates are locked.

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by johns624
Fri May 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25327

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

This notion that airports are somehow protected like a Bond villian's underground lair is preposterous. That this kind of thing doesn't happen more is a factor of people just dont hop the fence very often vs. them being caught by a crack defensive team. Mostly, these are low-bidder contractors arme...

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by johns624
Fri May 08, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

I’ve hiked on off for years but the last hike had a lot of downhills back and I got a few blisters as expected but also bruised toenails and a couple loose toenails. This is the first time it’s happened to me and they haven’t fallen off so I guess it’s still healing. Is there a way to prevent from ...

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by johns624
Fri May 08, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Funny, when a black man in Detroit last week murdered a black security guard over his daughter not wearing a mask, crickets. White dudes murders black man—big news. This is a misunderstanding of the context that I see repeated so often that it has to be deliberate on somebody's part. What raises pe...

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan
Replies: 45
Views: 2173

Re: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan

wingman wrote:
I like it. The US Military angle didn’t stick so the Central Bot Committee will try pinning the blame on Italy. Va bene!
There will be plenty of useful idiots that will believe this. The datelines don't add up but people will believe what they want to believe.

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Dutchy wrote:

Srebrenica? Really, so you are trying to hurt me or something? It just shows that you know nothing, man. If you would have said nothing we wouldn't have known, now we do......
It shows that they knew the Dutch wouldn't do anything...as opposed the the Danes in Operation Bollebank.

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

This sounds an awful lot like you having an opinion on the Netherlands and its practices. If you are going to tell people they shouldn't have an opinion on what the USA does, then you should extend that policy to yourself and not have any opinion on any foreign country's affairs at all, or at the v...

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

This sounds an awful lot like you having an opinion on the Netherlands and its practices. If you are going to tell people they shouldn't have an opinion on what the USA does, then you should extend that policy to yourself and not have any opinion on any foreign country's affairs at all, or at the v...

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

So it's okay if other countries spend money on their militaries to protect against pirates and terrorism so that the Netherlands can get a free ride, because it somehow doesn't affect them? Sorry, the world is a small place. This sounds an awful lot like you having an opinion on the Netherlands and...

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Yeah, we do not like to spend much on the military, but we also promised to spend the arbitrary NATO-norm, we like to spend money on enhancing people's lives and investing in projects which will help us in the future. The military is just spending it, doesn't help our lives a bit. So it's okay if o...

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by johns624
Wed May 06, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

So an M4 or the M16A2 that US soldiers and marines carry to battle are not assault rifles because they're not capable of full auto, they're still functionally very much the same thing. For civilian purposes anything capable of rapid fire, big enough ammunition capacity and quick to reload deserves ...

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by johns624
Mon May 04, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Ah, so there is an arbitrary line which you fiercely defend...... Yes of course. You've got to be reasonable in all aspects of life. I'm not some gun nut and I'm not fiercely defending anything. You wouldn't catch me dead at a gun 2nd amendment protest. I don't want machine guns or even people to b...

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by johns624
Mon May 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Canada has gone on to make a quite extensive list of the banned guns. https://es.scribd.com/document/459370005/Federal-government-banning-military-style-guns That link, or you, didn't answer the question. The link defines what Canada has decided assault rifles to be. It's a great starting point for...

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by johns624
Mon May 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

The question was, why weren't they banned in the first place? Why would a citizen want a semi-automatic? What is it good for? The same thing any other firearm is good for. When you think about it, the revolver is a semi automatic firearm. Every pull of the trigger and it goes "bang", with...

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by johns624
Mon May 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Define “assault rifle”? The AR pattern rifle, regrettably IMO, is the most common rifle in the US. Canada has gone on to make a quite extensive list of the banned guns. https://es.scribd.com/document/459370005/Federal-government-banning-military-style-guns That link, or you, didn't answer the quest...

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by johns624
Mon May 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6229

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

That said, I tend to agree about using codes for smaller, out of the way places, tends to lose part of your audience. Just because it’s your home airport, and you go there every week, doesn’t mean everyone on this website recognizes it. I agree. The major airports are no problem but when you're tal...

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by johns624
Mon May 04, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Does anyone realize that this wide ranging gun ban wouldn't have stopped the mass killing that prompted it? He didn't legally own the guns he had and may have smuggled them into the country after buying them illegally. I also find it "interesting" that I haven't seen any news reports sayi...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Only owned and used them for about 57 of my 67+ years of life. Got my first 22 for Christmas when I was 10. Got my first squirrel the next day. Got my first 20 gau about two months later. Even a .410 is better than a 9mm in my opinion in a high stress situation like the supposed 'threat' of home in...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Proposal: AA swaps LGA gates/slots to UA for LAX gates
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Proposal: AA swaps LGA gates/slots to UA for LAX gates

If UA had more slots at LGA, what effect would that have on EWR?

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Yet, there is one conspicuous firearm missing from the list. I own one and think it's a fine weapon. Any problem in the real world can be solved with it. Any serious firearms aficionado would know what it is. Others don't need to know since they just get their panties in a bunch. Ruger 10/22? AK 47...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Ruger 10/22? No. Then you missed two because it’s not on the list either. I consider any .22 rimfire as a fun/target gun. Not something that someone would use for nefarious purposes. The one I was referencing was the M1 Garand. I get in arguments all the time with younger gun owners who only know t...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Does anyone realize that this wide ranging gun ban wouldn't have stopped the mass killing that prompted it? He didn't legally own the guns he had and may have smuggled them into the country after buying them illegally. I also find it "interesting" that I haven't seen any news reports sayin...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Yes they are different weapons. However the number of AR-15 type weapons converted to be capable of M16 type usage involved in mass shootings is very high, and not expensive. And the NRA considers it my and your RIGHT to be able to purchase openly without any background check to make the conversion...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

[ I would like to see your sources, because my research still indicated a person is 10x more likely to die of a gunshot wound if that person owns a gun. A significant percentage of gunshot deaths are accidental shootings by mis-handling guns. By people with conceal carry permits, NRA gun safety tra...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

An AR-15, anything with a 20 round magazine, etc are not Personal Defense/ Home Security weapons. They are OFFENSIVE weapons. When I used an M-16, you might want to say it was in defense. The ROE said it was to be fired in defense. But the second I was in a situation which allowed me to use the wea...

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Yet, there is one conspicuous firearm missing from the list. I own one and think it's a fine weapon. Any problem in the real world can be solved with it. Any serious firearms aficionado would know what it is. Others don't need to know since they just get their panties in a bunch. Ruger 10/22? No.

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by johns624
Sun May 03, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4185

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Yet, there is one conspicuous firearm missing from the list. I own one and think it's a fine weapon. Any problem in the real world can be solved with it. Any serious firearms aficionado would know what it is. Others don't need to know since they just get their panties in a bunch.

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by johns624
Sat May 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3820

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

Agreed, it's crystal clear: A well armed militia ... Notice the word "militia", which is a paramilitary organisation aimed at securing a specific area, often under local or regional control. As in, your National Guard. So there you have, clear as ice: To be armed means you have to be a me...

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by johns624
Sat May 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Nationalisations: the return of the VLA's?

The OP bounces all around. One minute he's talking about "competitiveness" being important and the next he's saying that "profitability" isn't . They kind of work together. Then he talks about airlines being smaller, maybe in the last 2 months, but that's it. There are many more ...

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by johns624
Sat May 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3820

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

I joined the Army and became a paratrooper in a heavy weapons platoon. Most civilian guns are boring, especially when you have to pay for the ammo. That being said, since I am law enforcement now, my guns go home with me every day. But they are secured. Self defense starts way left of the boom. You...

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by johns624
Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9564

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

WN732 wrote:
If it was anyone else it would never make the news.

Anybody else would've lost their license by now.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 and alcohol consumption
Replies: 31
Views: 1705

Re: Covid 19 and alcohol consumption

I don't think it's so much the case that a few beers makes you more susceptible to the virus than people who drink every day normally have other health issues due to making other poor choices.

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