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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17638

Re: Biden's follies

There is no way we will have that many deaths. 4400 dead now leads me to believe we will have at worst 10 to 20 thousand as worst case and I feel it will be less . 22,000 deaths in the United States as of this morning... So when can we expect the 200 thousand? We'll hit 50,000 deaths in the United ...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Agreed. People are not thing about anything other than virus deaths. At this point the cure is worse than the virus. We cannot allow the collapse of civilization. What do you even mean by 'open the economy' at this point? If all restrictions were lifted tomorrow what would practically change aside ...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The fever with lock downs leading to famine of biblical proportions: https://www.wfp.org/news/wfp-chief-warns-hunger-pandemic-covid-19-spreads-statement-un-security-council 265 million people in danger of death from starvation. Should we open the economy, accept a couple of million deaths from the ...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134206

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Also keep in mind that by doing all on its own financing, DL won't have to subject itself to possible restrictions on employment level past Sep 30th. I think there is very real possibility that whoever takes the additional loans from federal gov't will have to make some kind of commitment on employ...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134206

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

If so, it is odd that they dropped codeshares on those routes... Can't imagine Korean point of sale in Japan to drive demand on to Delta metal. This would be my best guess as to why they dropped the codeshare. I assume they would still share in the costs and revenues of the U.S.-Japan flights as pa...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

There will be little to be gained from jailing people in their own homes in the long term. Again this 'jailing' and 'house arrest' language is so puzzling to me. Regardless of where you live in the United States, you are very much able to do the following: - Go shopping for necessities - Go for a w...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63283

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I too should like to trade in my two used Honda Civics for a BMW.

I typically hold Jon's takes in pretty high regard for accuracy but this seems very far-fetched.

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by winginit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134206

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

DL by their action seems intent on keeping SEA around. Frankly, if they significantly downsize BOS/RDU/CVG, they can keep SEA around in a slightly reduced capacity. At this point, DL management seems invested enough in SEA to continue the fight. We will see, the longer this downturn goes for, the m...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stock market total disconnect
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: Stock market total disconnect

The economy is the dog walker - generally sticking to the sidewalk without too much deviation. Ups and downs sure, but on longer timelines. The stock market is the dog - running all over the place sniffing and peeing on everything on a whim. Up down left right, but at the end of the day is broadly t...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2411

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

Why would China except that and be more willing to provide the relevant information? Like it or not, China's reputation has taken a hammering over this. I think in future issues concerning health, they will (hopefully) be more forthcoming. That or the rest of the world just internalizes mistrust of...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paying back the debt incurred for COVID-19 response
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Paying back the debt incurred for COVID-19 response

Cancelling China's Treasury notes would be a neat start, and wholly justified in my opinion. You started it, you knew about it, you lied and let it spread and then you destroyed the global economy..well guess what Mr. Chairman, here's the invoice. The demand for the U.S. dollar would completely col...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6106

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

zakuivcustom wrote:
As for Fatty Kim - if he really die, there would definitely be a struggle between Gen. Choe and Kim little sis.


Gen. Choe's son is married to Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong, and I suspect that was partially arranged to avoid that exact power struggle between Father-in-law and Daughter-in-law.

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

There is no vaccine for HIV, but the current treatment (3 antivirals taken by mouth) seem to provide a cure, albeit, only so long as the medicine is continued. Incidentally almost everything we know about antivirals comes from that intensive effort to treat HIV. Remdesivir an anti-viral drug for HI...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6106

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

So why hasn't anyone seen or heard from him? Is that... are you serious? I mean of course! Why hasn't anyone seen or heard from Kim Jong-Un? So weird that the North Koreans haven't uploaded pics of him on twitter with their smartphones or that insiders haven't leaked his whereabouts to the super fr...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6106

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

Who will replace him? I believe consensus is Choe Ryong Hae , one of the three members of the Politburo Standing Committee and current Chairman of the Organization and Guidance Department Not only is he Kim Jong-Un's undisputed number two, but his own father was besties with Kim Il-Sung, and his so...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

These rules are not laws. They have not been through the legislature. No different than the Nazis telling people to turn in friends, family, neighbors. Cities pass ordinances without legislative control. They are legal and binding and enforcable. They are laws in all but name. Hence the ongoing ten...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Looks like Deblasio set up a number for people to snitch on those not following social distancing. He promised swift enforcement action. This is why I could never support a Democrat. https://nypost.com/2020/04/18/de-blasio-urges-new-yorkers-to-snitch-on-social-distance-rule-breakers/ How is this li...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

To start to recover, we dont need a vaccine. The vaccine can be a nail in the coffin to the virus. What we need is a treatment. A set of drugs that can put this virus in check. If we can get that, things can start to come to life again. That shouldnt take anywhere near a year. Hopefully just 2-3 mo...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dems have FINALLY figured out how to attack Trump
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: The Dems have FINALLY figured out how to attack Trump

You know things are bad when the resident liberals are praising GWB He's their useful idiot. They get to contrast him with Trump. No contrast necessary I guess when we're now in the territory where both will have seen the economy bolstered by their predecessors fall apart right under their noses. I...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17638

Re: Biden's follies

afcjets wrote:
The allegations against Trump are not credible, they were assembled by Trump hater and DNC activist fame seeker Gloria Alred


All twenty-three of them?

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by winginit
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April

Trump does have the power to send in the military to remove Whitmer if she continues to deny her constituents their constitutional rights. Hahaha oh wow your fantasy has multiple chapters! You're so creative. I would love to see your source to back the claim that the President of the United States ...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April

Nah. I'm pretty sure this president will have the backs of those willing to stand up against a tyrannical governor like Whitmer. I suppose he'd have to, because he sure as hell wouldn't have the military's support. Wouldn't do him much good, but carry on with your fantasy. Trump does have the power...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April

Uh, rising up against the government is kind of a big part of US history. Maybe demand that our leaders don't act like tyrants and it'll all be ok. Oh or else the rednecks with their AR15s will rise up against.... let's see... Predator drones. Good luck with that. The firepower discrepancy between ...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Well here's my thought. This sounds like social engineering. Have you ever read Harrison Bergeron? Making everyone wear masks is a big step to making everyone conform. You're acting like it's new and/or permanent. Neither are true . There is precedent in this country for mandating masks to prevent ...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dems have FINALLY figured out how to attack Trump
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: The Dems have FINALLY figured out how to attack Trump

Maybe conservatives are able to understand nuance. Now that we have the full picture we see how it all unfolded. Thinking someone ate bad meat from a wet market is far different than a virus purposefully put together in a lab that couldn't contain it. You can snarl at Trump all you want. But you've...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April

This is also the day in 1993 of the deadly Waco raid by Federal law enforcement that was a factor behind the OKC bombing. Many of us on the east coast and midwest USA were at the beginning of our work days. Many left work for home out of fear of other attacks. Many at first thought, like with the 1...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

My grandmother is in her 80's and can probably out run most in their 30's. She would laugh for an hour if you told her she had to start wearing a mask. Being able to outrun people 50 years younger than her does not make your grandma totally immune from getting infected and does not mean anything to...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to do About Russia?
Replies: 65
Views: 2341

Re: What to do About Russia?

What happened in Russia in 1991 is a lot like what happened to the economy of Europe 1939-45. While they did not have to rebuild the country infrastructure, what they had was also almost useless. Europe had a lot of help in rebuilding, and the fundamentals of the economic system before the war did ...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/new-study-questions-the-effectiveness-of-masks-against-sars-cov-2 This is not the final word on masks, only one study. It does raise serious questions about homemade and surgical masks and the covid-19 virus. No kidding. Not to mention people who wear masks...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dems have FINALLY figured out how to attack Trump
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: The Dems have FINALLY figured out how to attack Trump

And guess what, since the supporters believe everything he says, they are now left in total chaos, and Trump can't defend himself because he can't call himself fake news. From what i understand as an outsider, people who support Trump have a very strong sense of living in the here and now. The past...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3241

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

It's unlikely that a VP choice will impact that election at all in practice with the sole exception of in states where the VP candidate is from. I think the VP choice was a key part of Trump winning in 2016. Pence had the credibility with the evangelical base of the Republican Party that Trump clea...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

What we’ve learned, Top Ten Surprising Consequences of Covid-19 Hysteria: 1: Democrat governors rediscover federalism. 2: Wanna-be totalitarians can’t help but unmask themselves. 3: Trump gets a daily platform to smack the media around (watched by millions). 4: The CDC is exposed as just another dy...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV
Replies: 14
Views: 7197

Re: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV

The unfortunate result of this is we'll never see MH in the US again. Call me cruel given the jobs at stake and the fact that I myself have been a fan in the past of MH's product, service, and people, when a carrier combines financial mismanagement with literally losing an aircraft, no one should e...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

AirWorthy99 wrote:
BTW, what do you think of Sweden, they don't have much of restrictions, why don't they follow your line of thinking?


Yes, let's check in on Sweden:

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Oh... oh dear... look I'm no expert but that seems... that seems quite bad.

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by winginit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3241

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

If anyone thinks it's going to be anyone but Kamala Harris you'd do well to put your money where your mouth is (assuming you can legally do so). In my mind there is no way, no way whatsoever that after the smack down that diverse women brought down on Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections that ...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66595

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

My civil liberties, my freedoms have been infringed for quite a long time now, I have accepted all in the name of the common good but this is unprecedented. The last time rights were so infringed was when the US put Japanese Americans (Citizens) under incarceration just because they were assumed to...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17638

Re: Biden's follies

Biden is out of it, and the Dem hierarchy know it. Even Trump would look competent in a debate with him. They arranged for him to run; now that he is losing it they have to figure out to get him to gracefully bow out. The question is, will it be Cuomo or Newsom? Cuomo, he is the rock star right now...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens to adjourn U.S. Congress
Replies: 23
Views: 1440

Re: Trump threatens to adjourn U.S. Congress

He can't. He won't.

It's yet another verbal vomit from him to try and distract from the thousands of Americans who are dying under his watch every day from a dreadfully mishandled virus outbreak.

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by winginit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3241

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

If anyone thinks it's going to be anyone but Kamala Harris you'd do well to put your money where your mouth is (assuming you can legally do so). In my mind there is no way, no way whatsoever that after the smack down that diverse women brought down on Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections that y...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

So, word around the water cooler this week. If you've got 15 years or less of seniority as of 10-01-2020 you will enjoy the benefits of unemployment. Delta is looking at shaving 50% of its below and upper wing employees as well as outsourcing those cities with mainline employees on one level and ou...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a

I love this board so much. I'm not wrong, I can assure you of that. You're not wrong, but one thing you've left out is arguably the most important holding of any airline right now given the cash crunch: unencumbered assets. It's not at all a stretch to say that without share buybacks, all airlines ...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10099

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

Finally a mayor with a backbone! Las Vegas mayor slams coronavirus shutdowns of nonessential businesses as 'total insanity' https://www.foxnews.com/us/las-vegas-mayor-slams-coronavirus-shutdowns-nonessential-businesses-nevada I'm genuinely curious - what do you think would change, practically speak...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a

One thing the "buy backs are bad" crowd is failing understand is that the cash position would be exactly the same if there were less or no buy backs. If the cash was not used to buy back stocks, it would have been used for something else. The cash would not have been sat on. Buy back, or ...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

People don't really seem to comprehend how bad this is for airlines. We are going into the largest economic slowdown since the great depression (yes, even greater than the 2008 recession). The latest project has it that the economic growth will be -3% for this year worldwide. Our employment rate co...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342791

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/04/14/delta-air-lines-cares-act-funds.html?ana=e_atl_bn_breakingnews_breakingnews&j=90504131&t=Breaking%20News&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRSaU5qUXpOREUzWlRKaCIsInQiOiJKc0srQU5oakJCUlwvbzNYcnJPeFJJTEVRV09PaGlrdXpadUtFRW84elc1VHJ4TG44NDBUVDBRRmF1UndSK0...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17638

Re: Biden's follies

So when can we expect the 200 thousand? And this validates your original comment how? Tugg I don't need any validation. I made a prediction that was a heck of a lot more accurate than everyone else and the MSM who tried to scare the hell out of everyone and said we would have 250 thousand dead. Oh ...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17638

Re: Biden's follies

NIKV69 wrote:
There is no way we will have that many deaths. 4400 dead now leads me to believe we will have at worst 10 to 20 thousand as worst case and I feel it will be less.


22,000 deaths in the United States as of this morning...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNBC today
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: CNBC today

So I had CNBC turned on in the living room while I was eating lunch and there was a guy saying the market has already hit the bottom and is going up and now is the best time to buy and stocks should return to normal by June. Anyways, I turned the TV on later today and interestingly enough, it said ...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2773

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

It does not make much difference, there is no way in the world anyone can beat Trump. Come November you will see the biggest landslide in the history of our nation Really. So given the largest election victory in history was 1936, when FDR secured 523 electoral college votes compared to Alf Landon'...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2773

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

I think it's fair to say that two years ago if you'd asked the average American what the 2020 election would look like they'd tell you something to the tune of "Well it'll probably be Biden and Sanders duking it out for the Democratic Nomination, Biden will win, and it'll be Biden v. Trump in t...

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