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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3936

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

Two more people shot, one killed in CHOP overnight. Rumors circulating that CHOP's "security" killed a black man and critically wounded another in a case of mistaken identity. Antifa's dream society is proving to be quite deadly. https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-chop-shooting-protest If...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

It is very interesting that aircraft navigate magnetically. I assumed that it was electronic fix/ bearing with GNSS - TRUE bearings. Thanks Woodreau. The heading reference isn’t the basic compass, it’s derived from the IRS which always works in true (aligned with the geographic North Pole), the FMS...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

The “compass”, the navigation displays, really, normally show magnetic heading, the course is also in mag. The displays go to True at the designed high latitude and return when leaving the high latitudes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1353

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

The FMS switches over to true, stops computing magnetic outputs, so courses, tracks hand heading are displayed in True referenced to the North Pole. The old INSs systems often used True all the time regardless of latitude. Yes, the mag compass wanders around rather uselessly. A “pure” compass is mag...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4403

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Try responding to the actual topic, was my meaning. Again, if these intel reports are accurate, how can this be defensible for the WH? These mental 45'er gymnastics are irredeemable. Perhaps you should look at the analysis of someone intimately familiar with the Presidential daily briefings: https:...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4403

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Umm what? To do that they would have had to air drop cash into SVO. Try again. Mentioned twice on CNN today by the way, not that it matters. Lots of real conservatives already discussing the implausible WH denials on Twitter as well. Here’s one: https://twitter.com/amandacarpenter/status/1277023533...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3253

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

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Sen Bobby Byrd was a racist, KKK member and look at the places with his name on the door.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14603

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Right, ever hear of Captain Happy’s outburst at ATL? It’s was all over APC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: Moses Lake - Stored 737-8MAX Nosewheel - secured to concrete blocks

That’s a fairly standard mooring plan to ensure high winds don’t move the plane. Can’t say about Boeing field, but Moses Lake is in the interior and subject to thunderstorms and Chinook winds.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1806

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

Taliban translates to “student”, so there’s precedent here.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31047

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. UA's 747 Whale commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOBnfR9WHSk The 747 was not calle...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13903

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

It’s not “fake” licenses, it’s about “fake” skills. This crew certainly had “fake” skills.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154323

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Clearly to be the pilots had their heads up their rear ends, but I'm curious about the actual ATC communications - I see the terms "advised to take an orbit" and "advised repeatedly (twice to discontinue the approach and once cautioned) about excessive height". Obviously we don'...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22148

Re: Revisiting MH370

I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7910

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

We had C-5 bubbas move up to CEF from DOV and meet their old squadron mates for the first time at CEF.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22148

Re: Revisiting MH370

I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considers hiring experienced Comm Airline pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: USAF considers hiring experienced Comm Airline pilots

bennett123 wrote:
Hoe long would it take to go from a B737 to an F15?.


To fly an F-15, not too long. To fight with an F-15 leading a strike package or winging in a strike—5 years of full time training. It’s not about the flying, it’s employing the weapons in a high stress environment.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

As an add-on it’s also possible they may have nixed an APU because of weight or space, in the Tomcat. Remember the F-14 was already very heavy, and adding a luxury item APU/JFS would add not only weight but also $ to a program already over-budget and suffering due to rampant inflation of the dollar...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9022

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Like having your water cup freeze to the floor while your forehead sweats!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

I saw a British Airways 747 at BDL diversion from JFK, same deal, left an engine running for a few hours.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about N.American transborder crossings in the 60s,70s & 80s to tertiary airports
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Question about N.American transborder crossings in the 60s,70s & 80s to tertiary airports

Those cities have CBP offices today for boats on the lake or private planes landing. I’ve cleared in Green Bay, for example

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

Even cartridge start wasn’t foolproof, we didn’t carry the carts around on Hun cross-countries. Though after some expensive recoveries, we stopped cross-countries that didn’t terminate at KDMA with a tanker escort.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4683

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Not a bike path, it’s a road around the perimeter.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4683

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

No, take-off is take-off and it’s maximum rating. I think the tweet was shown involve a rather rickety building.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V Ref Speed Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: V Ref Speed Question

By definition, V1 can not exceed Vr; however, refusal speed (accelerate-stop) may exceed Vr but it’s not used as a performance number as you’d be airborne. There are times for unbalanced field length calculation that you need to know the refusal speed.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?

Relying on huffers was pretty common-T-38s, F-5, fighters up till the F-15 all required carts and many airports had them. I started a 727 off a cart once at KPIT.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4683

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

At 500’, a Global Express, largest plane allowed at KAPF, the static take-off thrust plume is about 40 mph. Without any blocking by fencing or foliage. I’m assuming she was biking on North Rd which is the closest point to the runway. The FlexJet CL300 has a static take-off thrust plume of 55mph to a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7910

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

Because it’s a KC-10 base for the West Coast Gucci fleet

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4518

Re: Reparations

African Americans have learned everything about their white oppressors since being in America, they had to know their place and remain silent. But observe and 'note' like spies. If they “observed and noted’; why didn’t they learn? There’s a reasonably large cohort of educated African-Americans, it’...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4518

Re: Reparations

African Americans have learned everything about their white oppressors since being in America, they had to know their place and remain silent. But observe and 'note' like spies. If they “observed and noted’; why didn’t they learn? There’s a reasonably large cohort of educated African-Americans, it’...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3699

Re: The culture wars reach branding

You grew up on lousy corn syrup version and can’t/won’t change. The real deal is thinner, tastes of real maple and is pretty sweet, so you probably got Grade B. Grade A is less “robust”. Best is go to the sugar barn, steam rolling out and have the syrup tossed on fresh snow. Yummy! Maple sugar candy...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3699

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Aunt Jemima was the spawn of the devil, truly awful mix of corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water and caramel flavorings. Like generations of Yankees on Mom’s side, use real maple syrup, boiled down in a sugar house. Abolitionists never used cane sugar, made by slaves. Not cheap, damned expensi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34245

Re: Another day another police killing

Interesting - not a single response from the conservative peanut gallery to TTailedTiger's post. I wonder why? r I actually mostly agree with the post. The cops are over-militarized, are given way too much power, are protected by public sector unions that captured the Democratic Party, typically st...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can Balanced Field Lenght be defined?
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Re: How can Balanced Field Lenght be defined?

On a BFL, the plane either stops or continues the take-off reaching 35’ above the surface in the same distance. That distance is Balanced Field Length. The operator has established a V1 that results in either outcome at the BFL.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16956

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

You can easily tax the domestic diesel car owner, a lot harder to tax aviation fuel when operators can tanker fuel and avoid taxes. Pretty common airline procedure to arbitrage fuel taxes or prices. Tankering fuel for long haul isn't that easy. True, but there’s other options. Not serving the locat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 1978

Re: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports

Always liked the ATC clearance given to out tanker after a refueling and they were off to a cel NAV leg, “Tanker xxx, cleared to wander aimlessly about North America between BTV and”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?

None that plan on making a profit

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the procedure after engine failure at cruise?
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: What is the procedure after engine failure at cruise?

If it’s simple engine failure, there’s no reason to do any emergency descent. ED is for loss of pressurization, not OEI. First, set the thrust where the procedure requires, something like maximum continuous allow the Mach to slow toward drift down while notifying ATC. You might get a descent clearan...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 1978

Re: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports

No, there’s a port to mount the sextant so it views the sky without looking thru the windows. The eyebrows are for circling to land, cross-cockpit.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the Delta 727-100 not last long?
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: Why did the Delta 727-100 not last long?

They’re were already too inefficient compared to the -200s. Money is always the answer.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3451

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

But this case removes reasoned thought and democratic process and substitutes the opinion of 6 people who were unelected and unaccountable to public. Is that what you seek, dictatorial rule by a 9-person committee? Congress and the public thru the political process works but if you don’t like the o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3451

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Again, you go back to a basic point: the Constitution and the law exists for the good of the people and in a civilized, democratic society, the it should not operate to exclude people or to discriminate against them. Heck of a post Kaitak, and this part is I think the most telling and most importan...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neb. Dems Renounce their Senate Pick Over Comments
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Neb. Dems Renounce their Senate Pick Over Comments

Scumbags are ubiquitous across the political spectrum. An outstanding argument for shrinking government. Who wants these scumbags deciding how we live our lives? But, hope in the perfection of government people never dies. Because business has just as many scumbags, but you have even less control o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5287

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

Why wouldn’t it be legal—BBD was a private seller and Airbus a willing buyer/partner?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neb. Dems Renounce their Senate Pick Over Comments
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Neb. Dems Renounce their Senate Pick Over Comments

Aaron747 wrote:
Scumbags are ubiquitous across the political spectrum.


An outstanding argument for shrinking government. Who wants these scumbags deciding how we live our lives? But, hope in the perfection of government people never dies.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5287

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

So who exactly decided to overstretch the company this way back then? What was the plan behind it? Must have become some textbook example of how to not do it. They had many successful divisions and now it is down to some firesale of everything? Sad to see. Used to be good solid engineering with cus...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3451

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Does anyone think the 88th Congress with Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 voted to include transgender people (a concept pretty alien then) as a protected class? Does anyone think, if you brought back LBJ, he wouldn’t be shocked at the idea? This is nine men in black robes taking...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3451

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Does anyone think the 88th Congress with Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 voted to include transgender people (a concept pretty alien then) as a protected class? Does anyone think, if you brought back LBJ, he wouldn’t be shocked at the idea? This is nine men in black robes taking ...

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