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by PPVRA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Is Lending All These Countries The Trillions & Billions of Dollars?
Replies: 24
Views: 1355

Re: Who Is Lending All These Countries The Trillions & Billions of Dollars?

Their own central banks. They just print, then lend...

“Print” is just a figure of speech today. It’s all digital.

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by PPVRA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is brain drain good or bad for the country of origin?
Replies: 23
Views: 1611

Re: Is brain drain good or bad for the country of origin?

Remittances are usually consumed with basic goods and services. It amounts to economic relief, while a “brain” amounts to economic capital—meaning increase in local knowledge and sustained economic growth, often for far more people than the few recipients of remittances. That said, if it’s a bad thi...

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by PPVRA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/
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See how your community is moving around differently due to COVID-19

https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/

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by PPVRA
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

The point is to escape from nature. That’s what the human race has been doing for ages—apply knowledge to escape from nature’s horrid diseases, famine, weather, etc.

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by PPVRA
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

I am reluctant to wear available makeshift masks because no competent authority has been willing to confirm just what good they do. If someone feels like they are going to cough, and you are in a store GO HOME. If someone unmasked starts having a coughing fit, I will abandon my cart and go home. I ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

I am reluctant to wear available makeshift masks because no competent authority has been willing to confirm just what good they do. If someone feels like they are going to cough, and you are in a store GO HOME. If someone unmasked starts having a coughing fit, I will abandon my cart and go home. I ...

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by PPVRA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Prices of labor, prices of pharmaceuticals, and administrative costs are the key drivers of high U.S. healthcare spending https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/labor-pharmaceuticals-administrative-costs-health-costs/ Funneling preventive services through insurance is going to turbo charge...

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by PPVRA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

If the government had not forced people to pay for preventive health services through their insurance (which is totally illogical if you know what “insurance” is) then everybody would have better insurance for things like this. But no, we don’t want to see any $ at the doctors office... because of ...

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by PPVRA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

If the government had not forced people to pay for preventive health services through their insurance (which is totally illogical if you know what “insurance” is) then everybody would have better insurance for things like this. But no, we don’t want to see any $ at the doctors office... because of s...

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by PPVRA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Who said that I'm an American or actually care about any head of state in this world? Following this discussion some people just seem to have a strange derangement syndrome against the The President of the United States calling him all the names possible. On the other hand I haven't heard the Ameri...

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by PPVRA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Dr. Osterholm: Obese are higher risk for coronavirus Dr. Michael Osterholm laid out a COVID-19 study that shows that a segment of American's is at higher risk for the disease than others: the obese. https://wccoradio.radio.com/articles/dr-osterholm-obese-are-higher-risk-for-coronavirus Not good. Eur...

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by PPVRA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Finally, Dr.Fauci and President Trump now recommending the public to use something to cover the nose and mouth, like scarf or bandana. Dr. Fauci even said if masks were not in short supply for medical pros, he would be inclined to recommend for public use. Where are all the experts recommending it ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66565

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Finally, Dr.Fauci and President Trump now recommending the public to use something to cover the nose and mouth, like scarf or bandana. Dr. Fauci even said if masks were not in short supply for medical pros, he would be inclined to recommend for public use. Where are all the experts recommending it ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."
Replies: 96
Views: 3396

Re: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."

Congress needs to check the powers of the FDA and CDC. Perhaps some of their functions should be delegated to a consortium of universities and industry.

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

“Pooling all individuals sampled, seroprevalance was estimated to be approximately 63%, with similar prevalence rates in all age and gender cohorts studied. This level of herd immunity basically quenched the outbreak in Salvador.” http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/cbn/2017/cbnreport_11172017.html

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Zika reached herd immunity in about two years. For Zika, herd immunity was at about 65% of the population before new case reports dropped sharply. And it was a much less efficient transmission than direct person to person. For a highly contagious virus, MY UNDERSTANDING is that herd immunity is goi...

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What’s on the far end of the flatter curve? It’s not contagion containment, it’s herd immunity. Cases should continue to climb until herd immunity is achieved. That’s my understanding of it, anyways. I'd say the vaccine is at the far end, because with a flat curve it would take years to reach herd ...

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Any suggestions why numbers are still going up in the USA. For the most part, people are maintaining social distance, still not making a dent on infections. I wish some big brains at tech giants with enough computing power should have come up with models on contamination points. Few tinfoil theorie...

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Availability of antibody tests delayed in UK. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-epidemic/uk-epidemic-is-slowing-and-antibody-test-could-be-ready-in-days-top-epidemiologist-says-idUSKBN21H0SA I hope he is a few days behind in his knowledge of the situation. I read in the ...

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Availability of antibody tests delayed in UK. ...antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, said on Monday... He said antibody tests were in the final stage of validation right now and could be hopefully ready to use in “day...

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by PPVRA
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Any suggestions why numbers are still going up in the USA. For the most part, people are maintaining social distance, still not making a dent on infections. I wish some big brains at tech giants with enough computing power should have come up with models on contamination points. Few tinfoil theorie...

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by PPVRA
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6153 ... s-testing/
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Why the CDC botched its coronavirus testing

The first testing kits from the Centers for Disease Control had a simple fault, and red tape prevented other labs from creating their own.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6153 ... s-testing/

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by PPVRA
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/hea ... 932766001/
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A game changer': FDA authorizes Abbott Labs' portable, 5-minute coronavirus test the size of a toaster

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/hea ... 932766001/

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by PPVRA
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/hand ... sAllowed=y
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More info on how a “Human Challenge Trial” would be conducted and how it would save time, potentially months, to find a vaccine:

https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/hand ... sAllowed=y

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by PPVRA
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Brasil Commercial JV with Embraer, Approval, Strategy 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 3636

Re: Boeing Brasil Commercial JV with Embraer, Approval, Strategy 2020.

“....potential E-Jet customers had shown some hesitancy to pursue deals while the European Commission repeatedly delayed its approval process for the Boeing deal. “Certain airlines want more visibility on the transaction before they're prepared to move forward with their fleet planning,” Embraer Com...

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by PPVRA
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Brasil Commercial JV with Embraer, Approval, Strategy 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 3636

Re: Boeing Brasil Commercial JV with Embraer, Approval, Strategy 2020.

They may be low on cash but they spent a lot of it on stock buybacks. A lot more than $4-5 bi. Negotiate a stock swap.

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by PPVRA
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00927-3
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Should scientists infect healthy people with the coronavirus to test vaccines?

Radical proposal to conduct ‘human challenge’ studies could dramatically speed up vaccine research.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00927-3

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by PPVRA
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

“The next frontier in coronavirus testing: Identifying the full scope of the pandemic, not just individual infections Scientists are starting to roll out new blood tests for the coronavirus, a key development that, unlike the current diagnostic tests, will help pinpoint people who are immune and rev...

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by PPVRA
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/crowdso ... ronavirus/
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Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus
[email protected] targets COVID-19, number of volunteer ‘folders’ skyrockets

https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/crowdso ... ronavirus/

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by PPVRA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Have you any idea how many people die in a hospital on a normal day? If you really hope for things to be better, then take a listen to Dr. Birx, and stop spreading panic and exaggerated projections. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/top-us-health-official-frightening-coronavirus-numbers-dont-...

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by PPVRA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Point of order, we don’t know that the cases are increasing so dramatically, we do know that the testing is coming back at an increasing pace and more people are being tested. While I’m sure cases are increasing, we don’t really know the velocity that they are increasing, we know the velocity of po...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1559

Re: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?

“People said it was impossible to change China, but the evidence we are now getting says consumption of shark fin soup in China is down by 50 to 70 percent in the last two years,” Peter Knights, executive director of WildAid, told The Washington Post in 2013. And such a consumption decrease has cont...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1559

Re: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?

https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-c ... ans-2020-1
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”But according to Eric Toner, a senior scientist at Johns Hopkins University, more animal-to-human disease outbreaks are likely to arise, even without wet markets.“

https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-c ... ans-2020-1

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

It doesn't have to be all or nothing. Keep those most susceptible and who can't fight off the virus isolated. For everyone else we need to get back to work and life. You don't know what real suffering is if we allow unemployment to reach 30%+. It's impossible to keep the most susceptoble isolated. ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

But a statewide lockdown makes no sense. The majority of the counties in Texas has not reported a single case. We have one county, Brewster, in Texas with more land area than the State of Connecticut. The population of Brewster County is less than 10,000. No reported cases of the virus in that coun...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

In the US we seem to have charted the dumbest course possible in large part due to our abysmal political leadership. We have a half-assed quarantine with piecemeal implementation and dubious adherence that will likely do very little to slow the transmission of COVID-19, and this ineffective respons...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Despite our head start we will soon likely have the largest number of cases and deaths too if we allow economists to dictate policy in the midst of a public health crisis. I just shared an opinion piece from a public health expert calling for an end to the restrictions, calling for a move to the ne...

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opin ... ncing.html


Excellent piece everybody should read and consider, rather than calling each other names.
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Opinion

NYT: Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? by Dr. David L. Katz

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opin ... ncing.html


Excellent piece everybody should read and consider, rather than calling each other names.

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private vs public transportation in a time of required isolation.
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: Private vs public transportation in a time of required isolation.

rfields5421 wrote:
No options to distance from someone with a cough, and a recycled basically closed ventilation system on planes.


Planes only partially recycle air. It’s 50-50 fresh/recycled.

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private vs public transportation in a time of required isolation.
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: Private vs public transportation in a time of required isolation.

noviorbis77 wrote:
I have been driving into London rather than use the train.


How's traffic? I'd imagine not too bad with all the work from home going on.

I don't drive all the way into downtown where I live, and at least here, traffic is much much better than usual.

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by PPVRA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private vs public transportation in a time of required isolation.
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: Private vs public transportation in a time of required isolation.

For places like NYC, mass transit is not an option. They have to have it and just have to cope in times like these.

I'd like to see it go back to being privately owned and operated, but that's a different thread altogether.

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by PPVRA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stress test on all companies
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Stress test on all companies

They also could have negotiated labor deals that allow them to lay people off. I think small business and workers should get a smooth bridge to when this . 1. You’re ignorant of what’s going on with pilots and their unions. You should spend some time researching. They’re sharing in the pain, as are...

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by PPVRA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stress test on all companies
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Stress test on all companies

The buybacks are a major problem, I agree. The rank and file employees of these companies had no say in the matter. That money doesn’t belong to the rank and file. It’s non of their business what is done with it. Good chance that money would have simply be returned to investors as dividends were it...

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by PPVRA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stress test on all companies
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Stress test on all companies

If a gov't tells a company that it cannot due business for public health or nat'l security reasons, a bailout is warranted. The situation the airlines are in is just that. "You can no longer conduct business between X and Y." We either bail them out, or tens of millions of jobs will be lo...

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by PPVRA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 805
Views: 146972

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

If you want to get a better idea of who makes the money when it comes to public versus private investments, look at the ~$10M per aircraft writedown Azul took on the E195s before leasing them to Breeze and others. Azul's shareholders (of which DN is <10%) take 100% of that loss while Breeze gets th...

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by PPVRA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stress test on all companies
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Stress test on all companies

If you owe a bank $1,000 and you can’t pay it back, you’re screwed. If you owe a bank $10 million and you can’t pay it back, the bank is screwed. The airlines can work it out with their lessors, banks, who don’t want to go bankrupt, either. And with their employees, which they’re already doing, beca...

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by PPVRA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?
Replies: 34
Views: 2171

Re: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?

Would be interesting where that money is used for. At least a little will be devoted to golden parachute prep :duck: And some may be used to magically shrink some deferred costs from a certain program with a "plasic" plane..... :stirthepot: “A deferred cost is a cost that you have already...

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by PPVRA
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?
Replies: 34
Views: 2171

Re: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?

Going back to useless regulation from Roosevelt nobody in this planet thinks is effective? I think not....

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3263

Re: Things to do while social distancing

dtw2hyd wrote:
PPVRA wrote:
Nvidia's calling on gaming PC owners to put their systems to work fighting COVID-19


What about those Cryptocurrency mining farms, did they sell those graphic cards on craigslist. Those can be put to good use.


I’ve heard they do some work with the crypto guys, but I’m unsure of what exactly.

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by PPVRA
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163061

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

A couple of local grocery stores around where I live are opening early, but only for the elderly. I’m sure it can’t be just here, so make some phone calls if you’re in that age group.

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