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by LMP737
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 77
Views: 3313

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue With

NEW AD: Republican Vets Against Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUBwxpDfLok No one can argue with these true American Patriots. As an Air Force vet, I hear these guys loud and clear. You cannot support Gen. Michael Flynn and these guys too. BN747 Yet people will do exactly that. They're servi...

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by LMP737
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 66
Views: 2560

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

To quote Lisa Simpson, to be rebellious. In a conformist sort of way. ;)

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by LMP737
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 11958

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

747classic wrote:
However, the achilles heel of the MD11 are the legacy electronics (early IC's) that are very difficult to source.


Don't forget the Kapton wiring used extensively in the MD-11, another example of MD going on the cheap. It does not stand up to time very well.

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by LMP737
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

It IS secret....in WA State one inserts the ballot into a separate "secrecy envelope" then THAT is put into the postage paid return envelope. Have you even seen a mail in ballot? In Washington state there are also secure ballot drop off boxes you can use instead of putting it in the mail.

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by LMP737
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

But if you gave me a pile of ballot envelopes with the return address clearly visible, and cross-referenced them against a list of local Rep or Dem supporters, I could work out which ones to lose, and which ones to forward on, without opening a single envelope . I have spent four decades supervisin...

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by LMP737
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 3143

Re: TikTok

I downloaded the app about two months. It was somewhat entertaining for the first couple weeks. Then you start to see the same stuff over and over, just different people doing it. A month latter I deleted it.

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by LMP737
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3338

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

stratosphere wrote:

They are both guilty of it. Don't know how far it will go usually most Clinton accusers of anything wind up mysteriously dead. .


Care to back that up with some facts?

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by LMP737
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3338

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

NIKV69 wrote:



Why you referencing Dershowitz? So far only person implicated by an accuser is Clinton.


Ahem, Prince Andrew.

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by LMP737
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27880

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

You might want to add "massive debt load to service" to your list. The old excuse of "but look at how much positive cash flow we generate" no longer applies. They themselves are saying it will not break zero till end 2021 and Lord knows if that is reasonable or not. Forgot about...

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by LMP737
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27880

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

I don't have a subscription, but The Air Current seems to be making a similar point, the move from PAE to CHS has been in the works for a very long time and the outcome is inevitable. Seems his info comes from an NLRB suit that shifting work to CHS has been retaliation for the union's 2008 strike. ...

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by LMP737
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3509

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

Aaron747 wrote:
I thought conservatives were market geniuses? It makes zero sense to assign color value to money - especially in real estate and big-ticket purchases like property.


Look up these two terms, red lining and white flight.

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by LMP737
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27880

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Concentrate your production and administration again on one site : Seattle -Everett - Headoffice back to Seattle from Chicago, the lines between the engineers and managers must be shortend again, with more engineers at the controls.. - reduction in aircraft parts flying over continental USA. - Seen...

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by LMP737
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Releases the Kraken
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Seattle Releases the Kraken

When they win the Stanley Cup is when you will see a full arena and people wearing their jersey's.

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by LMP737
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3026

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

Japanese naval doctrine had a very specific focus before the war - create a situation where they could have a local, qualitative superiority over the U.S. Navy's Pacific forces, crush them in a decisive battle, and use the freedom of action gained thereby to secure their Pacific objectives and end ...

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by LMP737
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18, why not a side stick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: F18, why not a side stick ?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
C-17 has a central stick, too. I don’t see where it makes a difference, either Shipboard Ops, standardize is controls may have been a factor. Has there ever been a modern shipboard plane with yokes..


The E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound.

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by LMP737
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3026

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_3_su ... rt_vehicle


What a waste of resources. It would have served Imperial Japan much better to have built fleet submarines instead and gone after the USN extended supply lines.
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cjg225 wrote:
Strangely, the Imperial Japanese Army purpose-build transport subs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_3_su ... rt_vehicle


What a waste of resources. It would have served Imperial Japan much better to have built fleet submarines instead and gone after the USN extended supply lines.

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by LMP737
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11354

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

So, the EU looked to America with respect and deference until magically it all changed with Trump. How bout the ‘80# and the non-stop battles over NATO nuclear weapons in Europe. How about the ‘90s and how to deal with Russia, former Yugoslavia and Bosnian wars. Then there was the expansion of NATO...

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by LMP737
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11354

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Well why wouldn't they be able to pay for it? They would be saving money from their property taxes since there would be no police force. That's the money they would use to pay for private security. Please answer this question first. Who exactly going give private entities the ability to arrest peop...

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by LMP737
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2240

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

Stone’s case is extremely similar to Obama’s pardon of Retired Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright who pleaded guilty in late 2016 to lying to the FBI about his discussions with reporters about Iran’s nuclear program, specifically whether he had leaked classified information about a joint U.S.-Israel o...

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by LMP737
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3026

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

I think the biggest fault of the Japanese was the failure to adapt and change. Early in the Pacific War, the Japanese had excellent equipment and tactics. They were also very well-trained and well-drilled. Through 1942 and into early 1943, in particular, they won a variety of naval engagements beca...

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by LMP737
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2240

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

So what, every president commutes/pardons convicts who are one their side. Go look at Clinton’s and Obama’s record. Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, a bought and paid favor, his HUD Secretary. Obama pardoned the FALN leader who even Clinton refused to pardon. Get over it, it’s just politics like drinkin...

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by LMP737
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11354

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I think it might be interesting to introduce legislation to disband police forces and just allow private security firms to provide protection to communities. It would be paid for like an HOA assessment. That way communities that want protection can pay for it. Those that don't can just go without. ...

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by LMP737
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed

From Wikipedia: The monument was designed by Frank Teich, who in 1896 was made an honorary member of Dallas Chapter, No. 6 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). The cornerstone was dedicated by the UDC Dallas chapter on June 25, 1896. The dedication of the monument on April 29, 1897 was...

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by LMP737
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11354

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Perhaps, but less police engagement seems to be producing much more violent crime. Defunding the police does not seem to be the answer. Perhaps we should try more police officers. Dumping more money into police and prisons is not the answer. If you think that's the answer let me just point out that...

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by LMP737
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed

ArchGuy1 wrote:
The monument was built in the late 19th century at another location in Dallas, but was moved to it's current location in 1961.


Which begs the rhetorical question what was going on in the late 19th century.

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by LMP737
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4415

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

afcjets wrote:

Or maybe do like Joe and Obama and drop a billion dollars from the sky to help fund the bounties. :scratchchin:


Now that's something Trump would latch onto as it fits his worldview. Notice how dismissive he is of this yet will latch onto all kinds of wacko conspiracy theories.

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Confederate Monuement in Dallas Removed

This topic warrants it's own thread because of the political nature of the subject. Dallas has started to remove the Confederate War Memorial that has stood at Piooner Park since 1961. The monument was considered for removal since last year, but there were problems in the decision making process. H...

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)

The new VFSG really are not that new. The MD90 used this 'wild' system from the start. I never played with them much when I was in the hangar or line mtc. I do recall the system had some big teething problems when the plane was first introduced. I think this system was the most problematic of the M...

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3955

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

LabQuest wrote:
Sounds like a great place to meet chicks.


Capital Hill is usually not associated with that.

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3955

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

This group and policy that has allowed it are all symptoms of the enemy within. Brainwashed habitants wanting something for nothing, jumping on the bandwagon pervading our country in the guise of racial inequality. What happened in Seattle is what I thought Occupy Wall street would turn into if it ...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2952

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

Request a ballot. The official looking envelope with the ballot is handled by umpteen people. Shows up in my mail box. I (at least we hope it’s me) fill it out. Pop it into the mailbox (I, personally, would take this to the post office and drop it at the post office), where it is handled by, lord k...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2952

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

No. I’m arguing that mail in voting should not become the method championed by the government. Mail-in voting should be what it has been; how you vote if you anticipate you can’t make it to the polls on Election Day. Oh, you mean like right now? I don't know how you can argue against mail in voting...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 266
Views: 33126

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Then several years into the tanker mess Boeing decided it was time to start offering buyouts to employees. Typically companies do this when they have facing financially difficult times or when a major program is years behind schedule like the tanker was/is. I meant to say they don't do it when a ma...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

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

GalaxyFlyer wrote:

Really? Divert and be criticized for choosing a nearby civil airport. Or you must land at a military field unless it’s a silk letdown.


You need to read what I said.

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 266
Views: 33126

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Wasn't it also the case that they shut Boeing's center of excellence and experience with tankers? Ah yes, the closure of Boeing BDS operations in Wichita. The original plan was to have the planes flown there in the -2C configuration and finished there. Then the decision was made to close it and hav...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

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 LMP737
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2952

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

You can read what I write, can’t you? I don’t say there is fraud, I say it provides greater opportunity for fraud. There is a difference. You just admitted that you have no evidence to support your argument. So what exactly are you trying to argue then? That there should be no mail in voting? If th...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4153

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

They could probably practice it in a simulator, Simulators are great for learning cockpit procedures, getting a feel for the aircraft etc. It will not however give a naval aviator the stress of lading on the boat. and do it in real life as needed for refresher. Yes, that's what CQ's are for and why...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2952

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

No, I will not vote by mail. Wide-spread absentee balloting provides way too many opportunities for voter fraud. Further, I would oppose any move to make ballot-by-mail the normal way to do things here. The current situation has been authorized by executive order under Governor Beshear’s emergency ...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did the F-14 (all variants) have a Jet Fuel Starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

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

Thanks LyleLanley. It is interesting to note that the F15 has a JFS, even though its EIS is only 2 years later than the Tomcat. I would have thought that space, being a premium commodity on a flat top, they would have included a JFS on the F14. Perhaps they didn't have the technology then. What wou...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 48
Views: 3172

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

ER757 wrote:
An alien invasion might actually be welcome at this point! :D


I for one, welcome our alien overlords!

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 4008

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

Personal and Business travel is highly over-rated. For the sake of the environment, we should learn to interact with most others from our home, through video conferencing. So money should be spent by the the Govt. to wire every home with HS Internet. If anything, travel is highly UNDERrated. No vid...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 4008

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

It is easy to use the Coronavirus to say public transit is dangerous... Since we are talking about funding in the U.S. currently why not discuss the issue of funding public transit. Should the U.S. buff it or kill it? Why is public transit deemed not valuable in the U.S? I would consider large and ...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6047

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

Kiwirob wrote:
It worked for India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, you could split the US blacks go to one area, whites another.


Oh yes, because that part of the world is a model of peace and tranquility.

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6047

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

It is called history. It's over a hundred years old. FFS, leave the damn bases alone. I know it hurts your feelings, but leave it alone. It seems like the people's whose feelings are hurt the most are the one's opposed to it. IMHO those bases should never have been named after people who were techn...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

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

No wonder, Trump wants out of Europe and, then, Europe complains about the US redeploy8 g troops. Make up your damned minds and defend yourselves. Typical American reaction. Once you think you don't need someone anymore or you think you're not getting your way every time you throw a temper tantrum ...

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6047

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

A flag for a group of treasonous, racist, losers. It's only redeeming factor is that when you see it flying over someone's house, you immediately know a scumbag lives there. Heritage my a** Yes, and the North was a so clean, free of any racism or slavery. Do you any American history? I would not ca...

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4153

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

Very interesting. That would certainly make the T-7A that much more attractive. The main landing gear of the T-7A even looks beefier than what the T-45 has. So maybe just a nose gear change/mod? The gear may look beefy but what's really important is the structure that supports that gear and will it...

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by LMP737
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4153

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

By the time you have a situation where a carrier aircraft can't land automatically, the pilot probably has already been trained to do so as part of their type qualifications. Landing on a carrier is a perishable skill. Unless it is practiced pilots will loose proficiency at it. That's why squadrons...

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by LMP737
Sun May 31, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4153

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

The Navy is testing and implementing the Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (Magic Carpet) across their entire strike fleet, which should make carrier landings as routine and easy as landing on shore-based runway. B...

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