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by GDB
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 87
Views: 7319

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

What a stupid vanity project. With the grey you could reasonably argue it was a military aircraft first and foremost with government travel a core, but secondary, function. By painting it like that you're now saying the government transport is its primary function with military work being very much...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Also from 2015, this is a political channel granted, from what I have seen I do not always agree with them. But it's not about them, it's the content they show, the disquieting ones, a homeless man surrounded by 14 cops who kill him for no reason. Maybe the host gets too passionate but the videos an...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

I definitely don't like the way police operates in many cases. My main concern is not brutality per se, but lack of accountability - which is a precursor to poor policing. Atlanta case, however, may be a good example of a bigger wrong. Police are pretty open about the case, lots of videos are relea...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

I don't think some from the US here quite understand how bizarre as well as clumsy and brutal these long running, numerous cases appear to those in other Western Democracies. And I include the majority of which have armed officers as routine. Then you see comparisons on length of training, the focu...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

I don't think some from the US here quite understand how bizarre as well as clumsy and brutal these long running, numerous cases appear to those in other Western Democracies. And I include the majority of which have armed officers as routine. Then you see comparisons on length of training, the focus...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

The PD officer will likely be rich once the dust settles. If you tazer a police officer you incapacitate them and can take their firearm. Three shots is not "unloading". 100% justified shooting. Good job, APD. Officers are OK and the only person hurt was the violent criminal who attacked ...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1418

Re: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel

Afghanistan isn't in Europe. Just saying. Personally I think there should be no US troops in Europe, but then again I'm French so my country did that a long time ago. Also, many European countries went to Afghanistan, so that trial would probably be uncomfortable for many here. Doesn't mean it shou...

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Here's her latest;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FbShXAaZ4g
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scbriml wrote:
GDB wrote:
Quite understandable, here's what you said in song form;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNEMxeI6-rE


Quite brilliant! :rotfl:


Here's her latest;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FbShXAaZ4g

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by GDB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/14/rayshard-brooks-shooting-protesters-set-fire-to-restaurant-where-black-man-shot-dead The officer suspected of killing him, sacked. The PD Chief, resigned. Yes they did a great job. As the family of the victim legal rep says, if Tazers are a non lethal w...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/14/rayshard-brooks-shooting-protesters-set-fire-to-restaurant-where-black-man-shot-dead The officer suspected of killing him, sacked. The PD Chief, resigned. Yes they did a great job. As the family of the victim legal rep says, if Tazers are a non lethal we...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

What is your argument here? That police don't protect people because of three specific cases over the past couple of decades? Not my argument but lawsuits have clearly stated that cops are there for no reason at all. Just keep giving millions and millions of dollars a year just to have them say &qu...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... monterrosa
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Here's a PD, which needs disbanding and rebuilding, with plenty of those currently there requiring criminal investigation, not just sacking.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... monterrosa

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by GDB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8riKQXChPGg

58 Starlinks plus 3 Skysats, 3rd successful landing of the 1st stage, fairings both re-used, awaiting news on their recovery this time, record pad turnaround for SLC 40.
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Another one away;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8riKQXChPGg

58 Starlinks plus 3 Skysats, 3rd successful landing of the 1st stage, fairings both re-used, awaiting news on their recovery this time, record pad turnaround for SLC 40.

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by GDB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4359

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

I’d hate to give the man credit for anything, but... has Trump gotten the US involved in any new foreign military entanglements? I think not... there are so many I may be losing track... He brought us right to the edge with Iran. Pretty sure "incoming missiles to US bases" constitutes an ...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5901

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

The Civil War began after Congress (comprised largely of congressmen from the north because of the higher population vs the south) passed numerous acts that favored the north more economically at the detriment of the south. Social differences also didn't help neither illustrated by the instance of ...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5901

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

Now, there’s a general notion that northern states weren’t as bad. I disagree with that. Slavery is slavery and New York had it, too. They were just as nasty to blacks as Mississippi or Georgia. And once New York banned slavery, it wasn’t all peaches, either... northern states had massive racial di...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16096

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Hmmm reminds me of Boris making the Ministry Of Health publish international comparisons every day of the pandemic, right up to the day when the UK's death rate became worse than the rest of Europe's before mysteriously dropping it. Or setting testing targets (100,000 per day by end April) and 'mak...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7765

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

It’s so ludicrous in my mind that the USAF could plan to budget billions (tens of billions) for a stealthy tanker when I think any student of their procurement the past 50 years realizes they’d rather spend that on any number of combat systems. Contract tanking is a wave of the future/today, yes, f...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9023

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeiWQn1c2pY
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Still he pours gasoline on the fire;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeiWQn1c2pY

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by GDB
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

I don't know if some of the hysterical reactions on here are fake or through ignorance, maybe this example, relatively recently and within the US will maybe inform as to what is being proposed; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHs2uM5F1rU Most interesting comment from that video: "Fake news, Ca...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33872

Re: Another day another police killing

You are making a lot of assumptions based on your own opinions. It's not very factual. There is no data that shows racial bias in US law enforcement. It's a myth. The numbers of black-on-black murders are astronomical, and should be a main focus of BLM. But they rather want to play the victim card ...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHs2uM5F1rU
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I don't know if some of the hysterical reactions on here are fake or through ignorance, maybe this example, relatively recently and within the US will maybe inform as to what is being proposed;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHs2uM5F1rU

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by GDB
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

What does it actually mean, this emotive sounding 'defund the police'? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean So, spending in the US on policing has gone up by a factor of four in as many decades while crime has reduced. Even before all this, going...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6474

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

What does it actually mean, this emotive sounding 'defund the police'? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean So, spending in the US on policing has gone up by a factor of four in as many decades while crime has reduced. Even before all this, going ...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

[*] SpaceX has certainly come a long way and achieved lots of firsts. However they next need to make a successful return and then keep making uneventful trips to and from ISS. That's the point when we can all start showering them with praise IMHO. This is true, however they do have DM-1 behind them,...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 38-year-old deputy killed, 2 officers injured after ambush in Santa Cruz County
Replies: 18
Views: 1478

Re: 38-year-old deputy killed, 2 officers injured after ambush in Santa Cruz County

IED's? 'Bomb making equipment'? Sounds like a wannabe terrorist and active in the military. Sorry to upset all those gagging for this to be the mythical 'antifa' or bunch of minorities taking their anger at bad cops a stage way further but it does highlight the stark fact, which though the FBI ackno...

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by GDB
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9023

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

Perhaps if Kayleigh McEnema would give herself an enema she wouldn't be spewing such utter BS. Just another day in dystopian Trumpland. Black Mirror really outdid themselves by having us live out season 6 instead of just watching it. :spin: Charlie Brooker kind of did that in the pre Nexflix series...

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by GDB
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Another successful launch. These are becoming a bit routine. Except this one was significant in the sense that this was the first time SpaceX successfully completed a launch-to-land cycle for the 5th time with the same booster, after B1048's landing failure during Starlink-5. Hopefully B1049 will g...

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by GDB
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9023

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

Just in case you thought the White House couldn’t be anymore divorced from reality, the Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared Trumps brutal March to pose in front of a church holding a bible was compared to Winston Churchill inspecting London bomb damage during WW2. The only place the two are c...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Bigelow's plans as well as others, for private LEO stations, whether for industry or even tourism, might ensure a market for Dragon and the Starliner beyond annual launches each to the ISS. However Russia is faced with losing revenue from both NASA and likely ESA too, they won't stop ferrying non Ru...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9023

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

Pathetic (as ever) attempts at 'what about', 'he did it too', not even backed up by any knowledge of the events much less the issues around it.
The sort of thing a child would do, well you've got one in the White House, for now.
Seems his supporters are similarly challenged at being informed adults.

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by GDB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9023

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

Meanwhile, CNN, the network that helped start riots in Ferguson by spreading the false "hands up, don't shoot" narrative, is trying to spread that narrative again: "In 2014, a grand jury declined to indict the white officer who fatally shot the 18-year-old Brown. His family settled a...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9023

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

Meanwhile, CNN, the network that helped start riots in Ferguson by spreading the false "hands up, don't shoot" narrative, is trying to spread that narrative again: "In 2014, a grand jury declined to indict the white officer who fatally shot the 18-year-old Brown. His family settled a...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33872

Re: Another day another police killing

So how do the defenders of Trump and the it seems substantial thuggish element in US Law Enforcement explain this, "A Louisville police officer involved in the fatal shooting of West End business owner David McAtee had celebrated earlier on Facebook when a protester was shot by pepper balls. Of...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 45
Views: 2694

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

I find hilarious how all the Southerners who fly the Confederate flag say they're doing so out out history, or pride, or as act of rebellion or whatever. Hey rednecks, you're flying the flag of a bunch of losers. That's what the Confederacy was, a bunch of losers who lost the war and surrendered at...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 45
Views: 2694

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

Yes, I always used this argument when the Confederate statutes were being finally removed from public spaces, and Confederate names from schools and the "Stars and Bars" was taken down from atop government buildings. I find hilarious how all the Southerners who fly the Confederate flag sa...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

What are “maths”? Turns out, nobody knows. Maths are like water. Is water real? We don’t think so. Well. 'maths' is how those in the UK, which includes England, say this English word. Great to see the docking with ISS. While this is the start of the US regaining manned ability and not reliant of Soy...

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by GDB
Sat May 30, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Double post - delete

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by GDB
Sat May 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 23768

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

59 years and 25 days ago I watched a tiny B&W TV screen in my school auditorium with about 230 other kids and the staff as Alan Shepard took the first ride into space from the US. Wonderful to see the US back into the launch business, and Delos David "D. D." Harriman would be so proud...

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by GDB
Sat May 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Call me ignorant but wasn't Hertz Van Rental a Dutch painter?

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

Murdoch follows the money, with Iraq the opinion in the UK was different to that of the US, where FOX and the Bush admin pushed the line that Saddam had a hand in Sept 11th attacks, few here believed that but there was a feeling that in 1991, after the UN sanction effort to get Iraq out of Kuwait, h...

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.
Replies: 46
Views: 2837

Re: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.

The links between the House Of Saud and US administrations, is explored, along with much else, in Adam Curtis's film 'Bitter Lake'. (Curtis has a very individual style, a search should find that film, he does use images and music in sometimes stark and even amusing ways, however he is not a conspira...

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump mocks Former President G.W Bush's call to put Partisanship aside
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: trump mocks Former President G.W Bush's call to put Partisanship aside

He is raw about any kind of rejection or criticism. He’s the most fake alpha male the world has ever seen. Absolutely, they do not call him Captain Bone Spurs for nothing. He is the most divisive in my lifetime for sure. He and Tricky Dickie are similar in nature, very spiteful always want revenge....

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

What I don't understand--sorta--is that Covid19 overwhelmingly kills the elderly and men, and Fox News' audience is on average 70 years old and male. Seems self defeating. Media-Prisoner Dilemma. If Fox gets real, One America News Network, even less tethered to the real world than Fox, will take th...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crazy and bizarre military aviation stories
Replies: 21
Views: 11490

Re: Crazy and bizarre military aviation stories

Here's one new to me, S-2 Trackers, Dutch Navy, 1960's; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49773399 The Dutch carrier operated as an ASW vessel toward the end of its life, with S-2 Trackers and Wessex/SH-34 ASW helicopters (I forget whether the latter were Westland or Sikorsky) Sikorsky. The Wessex...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

But that isn't to mean that critical voices wasn't given room: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2658153.stm[ I stand corrected. So why did some UN inspectors step down while this guy was spreading doubts? Born in 1928 we can exclude career. Even though I believe he wanted to side with th...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22682

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

I should not be surprised having been, to put it very mildly, never a fan of Alexander dePiffel Boris Johnson. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/12/civic-duty-prime-minister-boris-johnson-coronavirus Johnson studied the Classics (really useful in the modern world), it is ironic that...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

Murdoch has a distinct agenda, many people 'want' to never work, drink themselves stupid and live off fast food. Does not make it a good thing, for them or society generally, I agree it's not good people desire to consume such media. But that's human nature. What do you suggest against it? In Germa...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crazy and bizarre military aviation stories
Replies: 21
Views: 11490

Re: Crazy and bizarre military aviation stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49773399
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Here's one new to me, S-2 Trackers, Dutch Navy, 1960's;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49773399

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2824

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

See, for example, how well Cuba does on infant mortality rates. Everybody likes looking at infant mortality rates. Now, apparently they don’t put anywhere near as much effort on their maternal mortality rates.... You know that infant mortality rates and maternal (first couple of months) mortality r...

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