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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: cost-per-effect vs unit cost or flying hour cost

The procurement evaluation process goes a lot deeper than people think. Its not a simple comparison of simple metrics. If that were the case the airforce would have thousands of scorpion jets on the books. The rubric sheets are complex and thorough. This isnt to say that the air force couldn't produ...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41993

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

On Sunday I woke up with multiple Covid symptoms after being exposed to someone who had just learned they tested positive (results were discovered on Saturday, interacted with 5 days earlier). I eventually had a fever peak early Monday of close to 104. Slight breathing issues, but nothing terrible....

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is COVID-19 immunity measured based on antibody levels ?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Why is COVID-19 immunity measured based on antibody levels ?

Difficult to test for antibodies long term I believe because you have to actually do a bone marrow sample to get a high accuracy test. Also, this was an interesting article about what we may really need to for herd immunity. It essentially notes that if the recent studies showing we have highly susc...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41993

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

On Sunday I woke up with multiple Covid symptoms after being exposed to someone who had just learned they tested positive (results were discovered on Saturday, interacted with 5 days earlier). I eventually had a fever peak early Monday of close to 104. Slight breathing issues, but nothing terrible. ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11581

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Seeing videos of non-blacks getting pummeledAt some point, people will start resenting the pass that the lawbreakers are getting. That is when violence will go to a new level. What in the sam hell are you talking about? Do you even live near a major metropolitan area? BLM is focused on this, not wh...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: The 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak

A coworker in the same cubicle as me came down with the swineflu in 2009. We weren't sure how he got it. He was 22 or 23 and in perfect health. Like someone else above noted, he was immobilized for 2 weeks. Nobody else at our office got sick though. Much different than covid19. Because it immobilize...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41993

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Two articles I wanted to share. First one, talks about superspreaders and why most people don't actually spread the virus, but that one person may end up infecting many people at once. Its not clear why, but it appears some people, likely someone with an already weakened immune system, end up with m...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Flu Virus Discovered in China
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: New Flu Virus Discovered in China

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Read what Jouhou wrote there.

By the way, where has she been? Haven't seen her post in a long time..
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I thought this post looked familiar. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1440425

Read what Jouhou wrote there.

By the way, where has she been? Haven't seen her post in a long time..

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Flu Virus Discovered in China
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: New Flu Virus Discovered in China

This virus has been known about for the past 4 years. I think there is a loss of journalistic integrity going on right now to hype this up in the middle of the current pandemic. This type of stuff is constantly happening. 10%+ of slaughterhouse employees surveyed had antibodies for this already. So ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

The Sahara isn't new and wind isn't new so yes this has happened before. Climate change is making the Sahara bigger and drier so these might happen more frequently and be more severe. Jury is still out on how the Sahara is doing. If anything, it's the Sahel (the region between the lush tropical for...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1882

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

Dieuwer wrote:


It would be nicer to have a statue of all three men standing on equal footing with their arms around each others' shoulders.



I appreciate the sentiment, but that also doesn't make historical sense either.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1882

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

White man on horse with foot in air in front, eyes raised, clearly a man of action in leadership position. Native American and African in back on foot, eyes front, passive, waiting to be led. Someone else can argue that it represents Roosevelt as an effective president who had support from Native A...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Not much different than them defacing the statue of Grant, a known abolitionist who was gifted a slave by his slave owning father in law and turned around and freed him.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1882

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

I suppose they'll have to do a remake of Night at the Museum I just looked at images of the statue from various angles. I agree, its not appropriate. The native American seems to stand proud and powerful, and seems appropriate, as if he is working together with Teddy. The African American appears to...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3061

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

So this thread has really confounded me so I was wondering when someone would do more fact checking on this. This isn't my research. It has to do with a fact check of a meme showing mitch mconnel with an overlay of "BREAKING: Kentucky has cut its polling places from 3200 to only 200 for Tuesday...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 3061

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

Oregon has been doing vote by mail for years and there doesn't seem to be a lot of controversy out there. One way of doing vote by mail that I have seen is in addition to the mail, you can take your ballot to any drop site, that way the next place the ballot goes is into the counting machine. But c...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 218
Views: 317974

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-supplie ... cial-woes/

Unclear if Boeing itself would maintain a higher number given the number of stored fuselages right now.
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Boeing asks suppliers to cut production rate outlook for 2020 from 125 planes to 72 planes.

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-supplie ... cial-woes/

Unclear if Boeing itself would maintain a higher number given the number of stored fuselages right now.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 4028

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

it will be interesting to see if any clean up effort on the city's behalf will have to be done. I'm curious how people feel on both side of the spectrum. Were they effective in making a message - a point? Were they successful in demonstrating their desire for a policeless state? Or did they prove th...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly

This is turning into the Week from Hell for conservatives ;) Not really? Been a fairly nice week for me. :D And of course that's the fun and problem with "bifurcation". With dividing people into two camps, and/or seeing yourself as only one or the other. We fall on a spectrum, everyone. (...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly

Dieuwer wrote:
This is turning into the Week from Hell for conservatives ;)


Not really? Been a fairly nice week for me.

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly

Interesting that Kavanaugh could be the savior for DACA when this comes around again.

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3782

Re: The culture wars reach branding

I've actually seen some folks on social media calling for a boycott of Aunt Jemima syrup claiming the company took too long to re-brand and that they showed their own internal biases by knowingly slow walking the re-branding effort over time - (evidenced by the removal of various features on the bot...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly

Trump's tweet was stupid and childish. He should have echoed Justice Thomas' dissent. The fact that the majority decided to not rule on the merits of DACA, but rather the way in which DHS dismantled DACA just shows that there is no legal standing for DACA in the first place, as Thomas lays out.

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned
Replies: 36
Views: 1555

Re: Trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned

I know this off topic but I was curious how many acres it takes to feed New York Metro.. if you assume one acre per person (depending on consumption rates and diet that's either slightly too high or slightly too low - America tends to eat more beef so that pushes it higher) you're in the neighborhoo...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned
Replies: 36
Views: 1555

Re: trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/climate/trump-bear-hunting.html Imagine baiting bears with donuts, what sportsmen does that? I cannot help but mention donald trump jr. was awarded a permit to hunt grizzlies in Alaska. Is this coincidence or what? I forgot to mention also shooting animals while s...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned
Replies: 36
Views: 1555

Re: trump Administration revives banned hunting techniques in Alaska which Obama had banned

As a hunter and an engineer it seems I'm quite qualified to post on this matter apparently. Baiting is legal in Kansas for Deer. Not many do it because it isn't necessary. You just hunt the food source.. which in most cases happens to be a wheat field. If we didn't control the deer population we wou...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric taxiing tug?
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: Electric taxiing tug?

I'd be concerned about having to double the number of vehicles moving around on the taxi ways. Additional failure modes... Pilot tries to take off with the tug still attached.. etc. How bout using the tug to get the plane up to speed like a carrier catapult. It would save fuel :D Introduces an issu...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: The D Day Invasion

Brings me to my next question. What about the North African theater? No attention given there ever either. That is a distinctively American perspective. The North African theatre has always been covered in depth in this part of the world, not least because of the rivalry between Montgomery and Romm...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: The D Day Invasion

Here is an article written back when Spielberg's HBO series The Pacific began to air. (The Pacific was the twin to the more famous Band of Brothers - Just another instance of the European Theater getting more attention) https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2010/apr/04/the-pacific-battle-remember...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: The D Day Invasion

The lack of details on the pacific may also be due to the lack of news coverage. The news becomes history after all.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric taxiing tug?
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: Electric taxiing tug?

I'd be concerned about having to double the number of vehicles moving around on the taxi ways. Additional failure modes... Pilot tries to take off with the tug still attached.. etc.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: The D Day Invasion

Looking at the war front and Nazi Germany at its largest extent, I have to wonder what would have happened with Europe if Hitler had not invaded the Soviet Union and had instead finished taking over mainland Europe (leaving the British Isles and Iceland out of the mix). When he directed Germany to ...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6819

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

They still have the county sheriffs and State troopers. This will be more of a reorg. Given that the problem is systemic that statement doesn't make sense. Its saying, its ok, we have other departments just like this one to cover in the meantime. But ok, assuming the state and county offices aren't...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2659

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

BA up another 11% this morning as of this post. Airbus lagging but up as well. I have to wonder if there is a bit of local bias due to airlines within the US also seeing their stocks rise amid increased bookings and improved optimism about covid19. It remains to be seen if the increased demand withi...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Q for plumbing experts:
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: Q for plumbing experts:

Airstud wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
make sure the one you have doesn't simply have extra mineral deposits or residue buildup.


Gross.


Whats gross about that? Its in the tank which is fresh water. Sometimes just needs a good cleaning and back to good seal.

Get her fixed???

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16666

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Then why was Trump taking it ? Because it was being said that if taken earlier it can lessen the severity of it? That it may be more effective the earlier it was taken? I mean there is no conspiracy here. There is anecdotal evidence it may work, some evidence that hey, maybe it doesn't. Up to the p...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16666

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Anyone remember how the Impeached President was taking hydroxychloroquine for the "fun" of it after many folks in the White House were exposed? It doesn't seem to help much at all. https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/03/hydroxychloroquine-does-not-prevent-covid-19-infection-in-people-who-hav...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16666

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Anyone remember how the Impeached President was taking hydroxychloroquine for the "fun" of it after many folks in the White House were exposed? It doesn't seem to help much at all. https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/03/hydroxychloroquine-does-not-prevent-covid-19-infection-in-people-who-hav...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16666

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

The Lancet Retraction https://www.thelancet.com/lancet/article/s0140673620313246 The Truth comes out... So they were unable to verify the dataset because they wouldn't share the data due to client consent issues. Not really something to dunk on. Our independent peer reviewers informed us that Surgi...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Glimmer Of Hope
Replies: 4
Views: 484

A Glimmer Of Hope

May's US jobs report showed an increase of 2.5 Million non-farm payrolls - it was expected May would show a drop of 8.8 million. Mostly attributed to the recall of people classified as "temporarily laid off" and primarily in the hospitality and leisure industries. https://www.cnbc.com/2020...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you support unpaid internships or not?
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Do you support unpaid internships or not?

Unpaid internships are great to get experience and I think making them unpaid makes it somewhat of a less risky endeavor for the employer. This can benefits both sides, as the firm may be more willing to give a young student a shot. In the end, however, I think it is about supply and demand and the...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed

Why should we care if NYT published an opposing view? It shows who some of these Republicans are. The same ones who say we must have all guns, all the time to fight the military are now saying let's bring in the military. NYT and WaPo and MSNBC are free to have on who they wish. It does not mean we...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed

Why should we care if NYT published an opposing view? It shows who some of these Republicans are. The same ones who say we must have all guns, all the time to fight the military are now saying let's bring in the military. NYT and WaPo and MSNBC are free to have on who they wish. It does not mean we...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you support unpaid internships or not?
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Do you support unpaid internships or not?

In my field, aerospace engineering, all internships are paid. Mainly because companies are using internships as a tool to recruit the best and brightest they can in an engineering field. Its just so competitive that if you're not doing this, you're losing out on the top talent. In these cases, compa...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed

And for the record, infowars is not right wing, its a conspiracy website. It caters to a particular audience. Not saying that liberals don't fall for conspiracies, but the site isn't exactly openly dissing Trump and supporting Biden, is it? I wouldn't know. I just know Alex Jones would qualify bett...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed

So let me preface, I haven't read the article and from a philosophical stand point I believe the insurrection act to be unconstitutional, though that's a bit nuanced and for another discussion. I don't see the issue with NYT publishing an opinion editorial. It sparked this very conversation. I belie...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2659

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

I invested in Boeing when it was at $126. I also just purchased Spirit at $19. I feel all of the risk has been priced into the share price at this point. There will be a bump once the MAX is certified again. Boeing at one point was trading north of $300. As airlines downsize temporarily due to dema...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2659

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

<shrug> if you had listened to me yesterday you'd be up 10% today.

But what do I know.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2659

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

I think Boeing is undervalued currently. Despite max cancellations they still have a huge backlog. What I think is even more interesting is that their attention is now diverted away from a likely loser in the middle market aircraft. Instead they will now be forced to move to a new single aisle aircr...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34971

Re: Another day another police killing

What is really tragic and sad in all this is that the cities burn while suburbia just moves along. The places where alleged injustice is happening is the very place being subjugated to violence now. Who has done more damage to African Americans in the last week? Cops? Or those looting and setting fi...

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