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by PPVRA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4658

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

I think the people who are trying to argue against independent candidates are just afraid their party will lose.

I say bring it on, even though I am not a huge fan of the guy’s politics.

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 50
Views: 9910

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Not an issue if they’re paying them for such a short timeframe and this is made public.

Long term, hiding money, etc, then it looks bad.

Southwest just didn’t want their stuff to stall over this shutdown.

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The average Dollar salary is still $0.09. That’s a lot more than the salary will be worth in bolivars, in a mere matter hours. Let alone days, weeks or in a month. That’s right, inflation like that of Venezuela changes prices multiple times a DAY. Yes, it is as ridiculous as it sounds. Dollarizatio...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Russian mercenaries are reportedly arriving in Venezuela. Looking for a confirmation still.

Maduro is afraid of its own people, it’s own security forces.

Good.

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

bennett123 wrote:
PPVRA

What does 'dolorize' mean.


Dollarize, to adopt the US dollar.

My typo, apologies.

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The good news about hyperinflation is that it can be controlled very quickly. Alas, what needs to be done would be ideologically contrary to the socialist ideologies. And because of that arrogance, Venezuelan's have and will continue to suffer.

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

I don't dispute the price control issue, because that was built into my cost of everything else remained the same quote . Those imports started costing more, and as you point out the government put in price controls and destroyed profitability. The oil made it more painful, because it was supposed ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The inflation happened because Chavez put everything into oil, and wen oil crashed in price, the cost of everything else remained the same. They couldn't import what they needed, and then they had hyperinflation as the supplies they did have couldn't cover everyone. Their production also collapsed ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The USA is fighting a losing battle in the middle east when they could be using their troops for a worthwhile cause helping people who actually want it in Venezuela. As horrible as this sound, the best case scenario here is to let Venezuela play out with minimal intervention. Venezuela needs to be ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Since 2003 , President Chavez has maintained a strict price regime on some basic foods like coffee, beans, sugar and powdered milk. But this measure designed to curb inflation has alienated Venezuela's coffee producers who say their profit margins have been reduced to nothing. http://news.bbc.co.uk...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Fascism, and a lack of a diversified economy that depended on Oil is to blame more than socialism. Socialism is where everyone agrees to take on the tasks of sharing the resources. The sharing of resources was forced on all involved. It was much more fascist . And yes it can happen here, like when ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Every economic policy Chavez/Maduro implanted failed in a very predictable way. And they met these failures with the usual left-wing socialist scapegoat cries.... It’s the fault of greedy businessmen! It’s the fault of greedy speculators! It’s the fault of greedy hoarders! Greedy foreigners, greedy ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Important to realize that this game was lost 15 years ago. The destruction of their society (business, legitimate institutions) happened 15 years ago. The useful part to know is the arguments that were used back then. The poorly educated public was seduced by widely known socialist lies. That housi...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 10497

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Let’s hope this scumbag runs away to Cuba. But I, too, fear this monster won’t go without spilling blood.

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

It increases demand for capital goods, which in turn increases demand for labor = more jobs = less unemployment = up pressure on wages. Of course, this is but one thing in a vastly complex economy. No one should expect this alone to fix everyone’s problems. Yeah you know what has that effect, but t...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

The US healthcare system is akin to the aviation and rail industry PRE deregulation--an expensive disaster, under government control, clamoring for freedom. The health care industry in the United States helps write regulations and laws about the health care industry. When any health care bills come...

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by PPVRA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I've lived nearly half my life overseas. FYI, trickle down economics was so successful that it has had an enormously powerful impact on leftist economics/politics. Since the Raegan/Thatcher years, the left has returned to power, but as a much more moderate voice than in the years prior. THAT modera...

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by PPVRA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I actually agree with you in a way, but it's not the government, it's the mafia-esque people we have in the White House right now, along with the military industrail complex. Since corporations seem to be people now, according to neoliberalism, we need to start looking at all the endless money goin...

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by PPVRA
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

So it's impossible to have universal healthcare in a large country? Someone should tell that to Germany or Japan! If you add the population of Germany and Japan, you are still about 115 million people short of the US. So? :roll: You're also putting the same people in charge of healthcare (and lets ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Really? Have you checked the condition of the nation's bridges lately? The transit agencies of our major cities? Even privately owned infrastructure is in horrible shape. We have thousands of miles of gas pipeline to replace in New england. Almost every region of the country has inadequate electric...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Yeah you know what has that effect, but to a greater benefit? Infrastructure. What you are describing is us lowly middle class being fed breadcrumbs. Trickle down is a failure, it was proven false before and it's being proven false again. When will people learn? What are you smoking? I tried to exp...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

That does not give "economic benefits", at least not the kind that do any good for the rest of us. The GOP should have opted for infrastructure instead, that would have generated benefits for everyone. The one promise Trump made that made sense to everyone, he didn't follow through on. Ju...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I don't think you get it. And if you don't own a private jet yourself you should be angry. Either that or you like being slave labor for the "job creators". I'm not tolerating this foolishness anymores. Just because you've been brainwashed into self destructive beliefs doesn't mean you sh...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

You know what we are subsidizing now? Private jets. https://www.businessinsider.com/private-jet-trump-tax-bill-deduction-for-richest-people-2018-3 Thanks GOP. The middle class struggles to make ends meet and you're subsidizing this shit. That article is ignorant of tax law. What is described is not...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

As has been mentioned repeatedly, the US's days of middle class prosperity were accompanied by a tax rate of 50-70% on the ultra wealthy. As has been mentioned repeatedly, nobody paid that. You know what we are subsidizing now? Private jets. https://www.businessinsider.com/private-jet-trump-tax-bil...

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by PPVRA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 19464

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

As has been mentioned repeatedly, the US's days of middle class prosperity were accompanied by a tax rate of 50-70% on the ultra wealthy. As has been mentioned repeatedly, nobody paid that. In addition, some places in Europe had that in the 70s and thereabout, and they were a total disaster. Miss H...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21968

Re: Updated: Brazilian judge freezes tie-up between Boeing and Embraer until the incoming Brazilian government takes off

Shareholder approval is expected within 30 days.

Regulatory approval, per Embraer, will take 8-10 months.

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by PPVRA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 5203

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

https://qz.com/1518570/scientists-are-c ... -tomatoes/
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How about genetically modifying foods specifically for increasing nutritional value?

Scientists are creating super-healthy, gene-edited spicy tomatoes

https://qz.com/1518570/scientists-are-c ... -tomatoes/

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by PPVRA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 17479

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

Only in certain cases is it ok, like Tim McVeigh or the Washington DC Sniper cases.

300% certainty of guilt and large scale crimes.

The expense of the process is largely thanks to anti-death penalty activists and an over application to smaller cases.

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by PPVRA
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 18915

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Extending range for an emergency isn’t enough. You have to consider... 1. A go-around, which will use almost as much energy as a regular takeoff. 2. Climb to altitude, which is energy intensive. 3. Then fly back to the runway or to another airport possibly 100 miles away with better weather, and... ...

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by PPVRA
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8531

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

The only thing climate change has devasted over the last two decades is the climate-calamity peddler’s arguments and models.

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by PPVRA
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 13121

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

People, the game UAL proposed earlier in the year was replacing a bonus that everyone would get with a raffle that hardly anyone would win, while saving the company a ton of money. If you want to give a bonus, fine, but if you’re gonna turn around and create the cheapest bonus structure one can imag...

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by PPVRA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149049

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Same judge freezes deal again :banghead: https://news.yahoo.com/brazil-judge-freezes-boeing-embraer-deal-again-173812613.html The government says they will appeal and have the injunction lifted again. This, too, will get lifted. Brazil’s judicial system is quite dysfunctional and things like this h...

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by PPVRA
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 18915

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

There’s no great need for 1-200 mile transportation in an airplane, especially given all the complexities of flight operations. Just drive/take a train.

A pressurized fuselage will me MUCH heavier. Probably leave no payload.

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by PPVRA
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

vahancrazy wrote:
and provide a decent assistance when needed?


Maybe that’s why Iran wants 500 of them.....


J/k read previous post, it’s 500 aircraft not 500 SSJs....

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by PPVRA
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7653

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

This is a massive opportunity for an airline to come in build another area of their network, can see an US carrier being interested, having the Brazil-US market monopoly.... Given how poor the Brazilian economy is with seemingly no light at the end of the tunnel, I doubt they are interested. Seems ...

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by PPVRA
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7653

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

This is a massive opportunity for an airline to come in build another area of their network, can see an US carrier being interested, having the Brazil-US market monopoly.... Course you run the risk Brazil changes the rules in a few years and you are wiped out, but I don't doubt airlines will take t...

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by PPVRA
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7653

Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Looking for a link in English, but the Brazilian president just signed into law the complete elimination of the 20% limit. Brazilian airlines can now be 100% foreign owned.

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"
Replies: 79
Views: 3223

Re: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"

The study is much more nuanced than the click-baity reporting about it. Policy recommendations are towards getting women into male dominated (=often higher paying) professions and increasing their lifetime labour participation. Best regards Thomas Be careful with that, too. Take IT/programming as a...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"
Replies: 79
Views: 3223

Re: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"

Be that as it may, just showing the actual law. What you went out with you maintain. That was my point, nothing can be taken away because of absence from job under the law here. You are arguing what, a projection of earnings, not actual? Yeah, and the law says that, if you take a total of 6 years o...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7997

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

GM has been a shitty company for decades... should’ve gone bankrupt 8 years ago or whenever it was.... bailed out and they’re still a shitty company. Surprise surprise!

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 481
Views: 73945

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

I've not seen anyone commenting on social media so far, so I'll have to bring the bad news. IMO, looking at this shark livery, I think of a centralized, military style company, lacking or ignoring commercial marketing professionalism. https://www.hmgaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/E190-E2-...

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by PPVRA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38151

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

The new President is probably objectively the least corrupt Mexico has had in a very long time, despite decades in politics and being mayor of Mexico City (larger than many countries) he has no big scandals against him That’s what people said/thought of the leftist Lula in Brazil. Hell, even I was ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency
Replies: 36
Views: 2872

Re: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency

It seems to me these Brazilians chanting in the street that their savior has been elected don't want less state, but rather more of it. Numerous groups out there protesting at different times who want different things. They’re not all free market loving by any means. But the PT.... no apologies for...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency
Replies: 36
Views: 2872

Re: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency

So, what's the issue with Brazil to begin with? How come that corruption and economic mismanagement keeps going on and on and on for decades? Statism. A high level of state intervention and control of the economy and society. And this is not just the left—but the right, under the dictatorships, had...

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by PPVRA
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15408

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Airlines don’t pay retail prices on hotel rooms. They get steep discounts and use services like apihotels.com to manage all that.

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by PPVRA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 27
Views: 6025

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

Is this Embraer's first application of the side stick yoke? The Legacy 450/500 (or whatever it’s called) has sticks also. The Phenoms have the ram horn yoke into the panel and the Legacy 600/650 has the ram horn attached to the floor the same as the EMB-145 (it’s a common type rating between the -1...

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by PPVRA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3854

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The industry has gotten better, not worse, with the removal of those heavy handed regulations of the past. We have more competition, lower fares and more innovative models than in the past. The influence of the significant government backed players today is one that makes life difficult for the non...

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by PPVRA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3854

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The aviation industry has a history of heavy government market distortions through ownership of airlines AND heavy handed regulations that had/have nothing to do with safety, but rather merely with power and control. Take that away and yes, you can expect significant turbulence while readjustments ...

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