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by trpmb6
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3585

Re: Outrage...

Just going by personal experience with people I know. If you want to go to bed at 3 am and wake up at 11am you are probably not very successful unless your name is Mick Jagger but what do I know? You should acquaint yourself with the work habits of Winston Churchill before drawing such conclusions....

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by trpmb6
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Q for plumbing experts:
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Q for plumbing experts:

Before you purchase a new flapper check to make sure the one you have doesn't simply have extra mineral deposits or residue build up. Sometimes that'll cause a slow leak because it doesn't get a good seal. Mine require a nice cleaning every year or two.

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by trpmb6
Sat May 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3585

Re: Outrage...

For instance, a day of outrage for those people that were in that pool at lake of the ozarks, but not one mention about all the protestors in Minneapolis congregating.

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by trpmb6
Sat May 30, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the World, perhaps.
Replies: 24
Views: 1950

Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Gonzalo beat me to it. Pripyat is all the further you need look.

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by trpmb6
Sat May 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I'm done as well. Beaches, Parks and restaurants are packed in Florida. Threads like this are more fear mongering by the left. If you are afraid crawl back into your hole. Otherwise protect the weak and the old who are the ones succumbing to this. Any reason why the media never shows the age breakd...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I think what frustrates people the most, as was hinted by a few here, is the moving of goal posts. The lockdown was intended to flatten the curve and save lives and keep hospitals below thresholds to achieve that. But it was understood that was at the expense of millions losing their jobs. Well, we ...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 27, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6560

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Can we change the subject and start discussing Chad's and Kyle's?

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by trpmb6
Wed May 27, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

It's the Dumb Trumpers at the pool who will help create the next surge in new cases and deaths. And if they get the diagnosis they will look around for someone else to blame. Do you really think all those people were "dumb trumpers" I assure you, they are not. Far from it. These are rich ...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I was at a lake in Indiana this past weekend crowded with people from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. All that stuff we've been doing for the past 2 months about wearing masks staying apart and not having orgies and having communal food and all that....? none of that was happening. Boats were packe...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6560

Re: Another day, another Karen...

The dog went back to the rescue group she got him from - from what I've seen of other such groups, he is probably being well cared for, quite possibly fostered in someone's home. And from some of the other incidents I've seen reported in the aftermath of this, he may be better off out of her home. ...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/


If there is one thing the world can at least agree upon now it is that China is Full of Sh!t.
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casinterest wrote:
+100,000 now dead in the USA.
China's official death toll is 4600+

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/


If there is one thing the world can at least agree upon now it is that China is Full of Sh!t.

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by trpmb6
Tue May 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6560

Re: Another day, another Karen...

After reading the article, though, I was a bit sad to see that she surrendered the dog in question back to the shelter that she adopted it from. Apparently she had owned the dog for several years. Dogs don't know a thing about racism and even people that are bigots can provide good homes for dogs. ...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I finally looked this place up on the satellite, and it is rather large. Nice vacation area, but it all highlights what is occurring . We have people that are missing the social interactions, and while I understand it, it ultimately puts everyone at risk down the road. Look at Georgia's numbers thi...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2851

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

So I was at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend as I am almost every year. Let me make just some general statements about what I witnessed while I was there. 1) This was by far the busiest I have ever seen it at the lake. The reasons why are rather simple. The type of people who have the money to afford...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

I have heard 20 to 50x in some areas. All the reason that testing needs to be randomized and if we test someone negative then we should highly suggest we check for antibodies from the same individual as perhaps they were asymptomatic or had minor symptoms that they didn't think anything of. I know ...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car seat cover recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Car seat cover recommendations

Yeah I totally thought this was about car seats for kids.

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by trpmb6
Wed May 13, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8858

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Serious question for gun owners, would getting shot up close with a shotgun not show a lot of damage? Or is that just films? Depends on many factors. In general Hollywood definitely embellishes the effects of a close range shot. But it depends on gauge, load and what kind of shot is used. A 28 or 2...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8858

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Serious question for gun owners, would getting shot up close with a shotgun not show a lot of damage? Or is that just films? Depends on many factors. In general Hollywood definitely embellishes the effects of a close range shot. But it depends on gauge, load and what kind of shot is used. A 28 or 2...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 08, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 horizontal stabilizer tank question
Replies: 22
Views: 3246

Re: 747-400 horizontal stabilizer tank question

I suspect you're doing some sort of mod or some sort of work relating to this. Relying upon forums for data in such is bad business. Do your own research and ensure the data is sound. From my personal perspective, I would never approve a drawing or mod without proper data sourcing. Use this forum as...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 07, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2914

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

My coworker (my dog) is laying on the floor next to me and appears to have some severe indigestion or some sort. She should stop eating the scraps from our children. Its so loud that is quite disturbing.

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by trpmb6
Thu May 07, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2914

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

My mental health is greatly suffering right now. I'm a very extroverted person.

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by trpmb6
Wed May 06, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: DeBlasio has Finally Lost it

M564038 wrote:
You link to Fox News as a trustworthy source?
That tells me all I need to know.


Well, did you read it at all? Direct quotes from Dr Blasio and Shea.. hard to mince words.

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by trpmb6
Wed May 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Cuomo today announced that 66% of coronavirus cases in New York that led to hospitalizations are from people who got it from someone within their own home. He people being hospitalized are predominantly non-essential people, predominantly older, predominantly minority and people who do not travel. ...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

That Colorado trip sounds great - best wishes. I did a road trip to Colorado a few years ago so I could cross "summit a fourteener" off my bucket list. The only one here in Washington is Mt. Rainier and I m a hiker, not a technical climber so headed off to the land where 14,000 footers ca...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Cuomo today announced that 66% of coronavirus cases in New York that led to hospitalizations are from people who got it from someone within their own home. He people being hospitalized are predominantly non-essential people, predominantly older, predominantly minority and people who do not travel. D...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 06, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

Did an overnight training hike about 2 weeks before we went into lock down. We are training for a hike in Colorado at the maroon bells 4 pass loop. Currently biking about 8 miles a night to get my legs back into shape. First few rides were rough but now its second nature. Since i'm working from hom...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

Did an overnight training hike about 2 weeks before we went into lock down. We are training for a hike in Colorado at the maroon bells 4 pass loop. Currently biking about 8 miles a night to get my legs back into shape. First few rides were rough but now its second nature. Since i'm working from hom...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Well I wrote something and network outage wiped out what I had said. We do know the virus is mutating... RNA viruses mutate quickly. So you could see different countries being impacted differently. In fact we know they are. It's possible the virus was far more widespread and of real no consequence u...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

Did an overnight training hike about 2 weeks before we went into lock down. We are training for a hike in Colorado at the maroon bells 4 pass loop. Currently biking about 8 miles a night to get my legs back into shape. First few rides were rough but now its second nature. Since i'm working from home...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 04, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://us.cnn.com/2020/05/04/us/triump ... index.html
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CNN reporting that a meat packing plant in St. Joseph, MO (a fairly large one in fact) has seen 17% of their employees test positive for Covid19. What is interesting is they were all asymptomatic.

https://us.cnn.com/2020/05/04/us/triump ... index.html

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by trpmb6
Fri May 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2914

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I'm working from home, my kids still go to daycare and my wife has to work in the office (we work at the same company but some people aren't able to work remotely). I am biking more as well, in my basement while I work. Mostly during meetings. But I'm also trying to support some of the restaurants w...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

I still contend I have already had it. As well as all of my friends and coworkers who were all sick in late December early January to varying degrees with some reporting nothing more than a slight fever and mild cough to two people being hospitalized and put on oxygen with "viral pneumonia&quo...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

In other news. Kansas will begin reopening on May4th with certain limitations. Phase 1 maintains gatherings less than 10 but non essential businesses can start to reopen with certain guidelines. Bars and restaurants can reopen at 50% capacity 2 weeks later and full capacity 2 weeks after that. In 2 ...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23910

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

I still contend I have already had it. As well as all of my friends and coworkers who were all sick in late December early January to varying degrees with some reporting nothing more than a slight fever and mild cough to two people being hospitalized and put on oxygen with "viral pneumonia"...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66551

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The US murder rate is 5-10x that of Europe. If you want to compare Europe to the US there are other measures as well. March was the first month in 18 years that there wasn't a school shooting in the US. Scores dying all the time in the US from murders. And then let's talk medical bankruptcies. For ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66551

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

So I thought I'd poke my head back in here to provide some anecdotal evidence. Recall, I'm from Kansas. Two of my friends were very very ill in December. One just received an antibody test and tested positive for covid19 antibodies. The other one is being tested Wednesday, but considering her sympto...

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by trpmb6
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stock market total disconnect
Replies: 47
Views: 2439

Re: Stock market total disconnect

Yesterday I wrote this: If the markets stay high like this, with corporations gasping for liquidity, they are going to start issuing shares like madmen. Why shouldn't they? If lenders are not willing to take the risk, but equity investors are, they should be issuing shares. I bet that some smart CF...

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by trpmb6
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7759

Re: Oil price crash

Trumps plan was to buy oil futures, rather than actual oil.. with an unlimited call date. Its probably not legal. But you would buy oil without having it pumped with a delivery date at the time of the US governments choice.

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by trpmb6
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stock market total disconnect
Replies: 47
Views: 2439

Re: Stock market total disconnect

The stock market does not pace the current economy but the future economy. It is all based on future earnings. It has priced in the current earnings, hence the 30% drop in March. The drop was due to two things, concerns that the government/fed would not respond and earnings for the first two quarter...

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by trpmb6
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3227

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

Wow. I guess I'm just going to be ignored then. I'll stop posting in this thread since no one will read the sources I provided to see that the 75 year part of the law is an accounting requirement, and not a "prefunding" requirement in which they must make payments into a pension plan toda...

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by trpmb6
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3227

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

Wow. I guess I'm just going to be ignored then. I'll stop posting in this thread since no one will read the sources I provided to see that the 75 year part of the law is an accounting requirement, and not a "prefunding" requirement in which they must make payments into a pension plan today...

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by trpmb6
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3227

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

From the USPS source you provided: The pre-funding requirement, as it currently stands, contributes significantly to postal losses. Under current law, the Postal Service must follow a mandated pre-funding schedule of $5.5 billion to $5.8 billion per year through 2016. Those payments were catch up pa...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?
Replies: 24
Views: 1867

Re: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?

If I were making decisions, I would rename Boeing Defence back to McDonnell-Douglas, then sell Boeing's name, branding, and everything on Boeing's commercial side to either Lockheed or General Dynamics. Boeing would become "Lockheed Martin corporation, Boeing Commercial Airplanes division"...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3227

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

Are ERISA pensions funded 75 years out for employees? Employees that are not even hired yet like USPS? I get funding for employees already hired. But pre-funding employees who are not even born yet??? That is patently false. They are not required to prefund for employees who aren't on payroll. Plea...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10094

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

I am trying to think how anyone, any government could have foreseen this and actually managed for it since it directly impacts our ability to be in person to person contact with dozens or hundreds of people and strangers everyday during the normal process of our daily lives. Basically you would nee...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3240

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

That makes a lot of sense though there's one variable you are not considering. Trump (obviously not him alone if anybody even needs this to be explained) picks up the economy and by 2024 this whole place is a like a well oiled machine again. Would be hard to shift at that point. I agree, although t...

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by trpmb6
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10094

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

Our governor in Kansas just extended our lock down. I am slightly torn because one of the advisors advising her literally saved my life last year. But I think we are doing more damage than good at this point. Plus they are letting places like Lowes and home depot remain open where I literally saw o...

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by trpmb6
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10094

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

Our governor in Kansas just extended our lock down. I am slightly torn because one of the advisors advising her literally saved my life last year. But I think we are doing more damage than good at this point. Plus they are letting places like Lowes and home depot remain open where I literally saw ov...

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by trpmb6
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service
Replies: 78
Views: 3227

Re: Another Casualty of Covid-19: US Postal Service

The postal service is also one of few quasi government that has fully fund its pension plans Is it the ONLY entity/business required (effectively by law) to do so? Tugg As I noted they do not have to prefund their pension plans, they must plan to fund it for the future. Yes they do need to make cat...

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by trpmb6
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10094

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

Despite a lot of reading I still have not seen anything quantitative for bringing normality back. What sort of day care, schools, what retail jobs, what kind of visiting are logical and safe first steps? How many tourists, and how to limit how many, can go back to tourist towns - the answer is like...

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