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by TSS
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Never, as in not ever. Here is a video showing a Ford F450 towing a 53 foot semi trailer down the freeway at highway speed. Can definitely be done with a RAM 3500 with a towing capacity of 35,000 pounds. https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/ford-pickup-blasts-down-highway-semi-trailer/ First of all...

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by TSS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Would it be possible to tow an empty 53 foot semi trailer across the freight yard though with a Ram 3500 Dually? Just some 'yard' movement shouldn't be a problem as not a public road, low speeds and limited need for brakes. There are specialized 'yard' tractors usually used. How often is a RAM 3500...

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Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5578

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

I'm so sorry to hear about Ms. Maxwell's suicide next Tuesday. Unfortunately it will happen during a moment when the jail's backup generators are being tested so no video of it will be recorded.

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by TSS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Is it a good idea to tow an empty 53 foot semi trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 dually pickup truck or maybe add a little load but not exceeding the axle weight limits for the pickup or the trailer, which has a towing capacity of like 35,000 pounds? I do know that an empty 53 foot semi trailer normall...

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by TSS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Is it a good idea to tow an empty 53 foot semi trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 dually pickup truck or maybe add a little load but not exceeding the axle weight limits for the pickup or the trailer, which has a towing capacity of like 35,000 pounds? I do know that an empty 53 foot semi trailer normall...

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by TSS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

100 million for a bicycle bridge, huh? Will New York City begin requiring registration of and license plates on bicycles as a means of paying for the cost of this bridge, or will there simply be a toll charge for using it levied on pedestrians and cyclists?

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by TSS
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1219

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

"Asian" isn't even a race. It's just a label being used conveniently for race politics in America Can you please define the races for us? What do you consider the races to be? Jeremy I would say it'd be more meaningful to group them according to e.g. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 4030

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

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

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by TSS
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in Arizona
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Wildfires in Arizona

How will this affect the single mums working from home can earn everyday with one single trick? Maybe add a list of the 10 worst wildfires. I'm guessing at least six of the remaining nine worst wildfires will have occurred in or around Los Angeles. Most desert flora such as is found in LA, Arizona,...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Ehhh... I'm generally okay with the example you give because the words are used correctly but only spelled wrong. It's the easily avoidable grammar mistakes that drive me nuts such as improper use of your / you're, there / their / they're, to / too / two, or my personal favorite, using "of&quo...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3370

Re: John Wayne Airport (SNA) to be renamed.

Let me guess... John Wayne was a White Man who loved women and smoked cigarettes, therefore his image is threatening to triggered So-Cal snowflakes!! I'm from So-Cal by the way. John Wayne was also secretly gay wasn't he? A very wise person who worked in the film industry for many years once told m...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3370

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

This naming of airports after famous , or not so famous , people is ridiculous as airport's name are meant to show where they are located surely. Just look at these examples :- Washington ------------ Dulles [ John Foster Dulles ] Much more impressive than having an airport named after him, a young...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 846

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

snowglobe thread. :rotfl: Although when I tried looking for it, it seems to have disappeared? All I could find was this: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1313291 Y would a random person write his/her love story on Airliners.net, even in Non-Aviation. Did Non Aviation exist back then?...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 846

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

Will will NW retire the DC9? Anything Trump LHRs 3rd runway Almost certainly some of the most frequent topics of multiple threads, along with "Why Doesn't Boeing Restart The 757 Line/Introduce A Re-Engined 757/757Max/etc.?", but I thought the OP meant single threads with the most comments...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in Arizona
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Wildfires in Arizona

How will this affect the single mums working from home can earn everyday with one single trick? Maybe add a list of the 10 worst wildfires. I'm guessing at least six of the remaining nine worst wildfires will have occurred in or around Los Angeles. Most desert flora such as is found in LA, Arizona,...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3370

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Well this thread is kind of going off the rails... In my opinion the John Wayne name never made much sense regardless of racist and homophobic statements made by the man himself. Everything I've heard is he was fairly loudly opposed to the airport itself, the noise it produced and any expansion eff...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16668

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

One first-person account of coronavirus from YouTuber Brandon Herrera:

I Have COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQpA2ZfaGc

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by TSS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Revelation wrote:
Sounds like a great teacher.


She was.

Revelation wrote:
She's drawing the line more towards favor of content rather than form, yet the line does get drawn at legibility. Maybe Birmingham schools weren't so bad after all? :D


Honestly they weren't.

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by TSS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Maybe the answer lies somewhere between better educashun, and acknowledging that many contributors here do not have english as a first language. Possibly so, but since I'm a product of the Birmingham Alabama Public School System and these are mistakes that even I catch it could be argued that for n...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Maybe the answer lies somewhere between better educashun, and acknowledging that many contributors here do not have english as a first language. Possibly so, but since I'm a product of the Birmingham Alabama Public School System and these are mistakes that even I catch it could be argued that for n...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the elephant in the room yet; loose versus lose . Currently there are 30050 examples of "loose" spread across these forums, and a small sample suggests over 50% are incorrect (i.e should be "lose"). Surely that counts as a pandemic! This is def...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Here's an example: A friend and I were travelling seperately. Anyone not get what I meant? Ehhh... I'm generally okay with the example you give because the words are used correctly but only spelled wrong. It's the easily avoidable grammar mistakes that drive me nuts such as improper use of your / y...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 4030

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

It was the modern-day Haight Ashbury, eventually, the utopia had to end. I don't think the hippies/flower children ever forcibly commandeered the Haight Ashbury section of San Francisco and illegitimately claimed it as their own, independent from local, state, and federal governments. I think all t...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 4030

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

Okay, given a chance to show the rest of the USA how policing should be done with regard to de-escalation and demilitarization, how did the good people of CHAZ/CHOP fare? CHAZ larp police are BEST police (like way better than US police)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTFy29M82Q0 "It's as if T...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4453

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

On a slightly lighter note, the "Quarantine" song by Mat Best and Tim Montana- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3xpRZITi2w

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by TSS
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3783

Re: The culture wars reach branding

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

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by TSS
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3783

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Because they lost their biggest customer - Michael Jackson. BN747 Ouch, Well any business would miss that customer who buys by the Pallet. BN747 In a not-unrelated topic, I was going to ask if Hair Relaxer companies were finally going to start using actual black models on their boxes rather than ve...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?

Going into WASG territory, maybe because Atlanta has more trees and wilderness areas close by to sop up the CO2 than do other cities of a similar size?

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by TSS
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6820

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

And that works well in the land of rainbows and unicorns but in America in 2020, not so much. Recently, a man sent out his resume with his actual ethnic sounding name and changed the name on his resume to a more European sounding name. Guess which one was called? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6820

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

And last night in Atlanta, another unarmed African American shot and murdered. Yes murdered, if not armed and not killed when attempting to prevent said person harming others, it's murder. In democratic nations with police forces worthy of the name that is. I didn't hear about that. I did, however,...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6820

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Truckers refuse to deliver to cities with defunded police departments- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ksBEKWspUg

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by TSS
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

http://www.abc.net.au/cm/lb/5747618/data/making-the-union-jack-data.png What about Wales? I don't know. The intricacy of the differences between "England", "Britain", "Great Britain", and "United Kingdom" is something Brits can keep straight but the rest of u...

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by TSS
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

MaverickM11 wrote:
The confederate flag is a great virtual signal so others know you're trash without even having to guess.


And yet so many keep lobbying for the elimination of it. Doesn't make sense, does it?

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

The South was committed to extending slavery to most of the West, and that was the battleline. And a few Southern leaders wanted to extend the South into Mexico and Brazil to restore slavery. It was slavery into all federal territories, not the existence of slavery that triggered the war. Texas lea...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

The South was committed to extending slavery to most of the West, and that was the battleline. And a few Southern leaders wanted to extend the South into Mexico and Brazil to restore slavery. It was slavery into all federal territories, not the existence of slavery that triggered the war. Texas lea...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

That's quite a bit manipulation! Indeed. The simple fact is that not every flag featuring a "saltire" (in layman's terms, a big ol' "X") is related to the Confederacy or to any Confederate flag. Hey, I'm just bringing up how the flags issue will likely never be put to rest and h...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?

Don't know this TV series. Someone has uploaded most of the first two seasons of Adam 12 to YouTube, so you should be able to get a taste of it if you like. I watched a couple of episodes and the big one doesn't seem like I remembered at all... if anything, he might be the more fun of the two. Mayb...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6820

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Is the air choking method helping to force problematic suspects to submit at the next police encounter? How many deaths a year are acceptable to make criminals more submissive towards the police? After all we speak of a country where everybody can have a gun. I wouldn't have the balls to be policem...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

History must be seen from the perspective of the people living at the time not from today´s perspective. Today´s perspective can only put the things happening into context. It is not as if the Confederate states decided to leave the union to finally be allowed to use slaves, but that up until that ...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

What I never understand is that whenever we remove a confederate statue here in St. Louis, we have all sorts of "history buffs" come in and make a big ruckus about how we should not delete our history, but whenever we bulldoze historical buildings of actual value in favor of taxpayer-fund...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

Okay, how do you get that the Alabama state flag Is a version of any one of these Confederate battle flags? Look at the Southern Cross Army of Tennessee flag. Remove the stars, make the cross red, remove the white outline, and make the red background white. Ta-da! That's quite a bit manipulation! I...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6369

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

-AL's flag is pretty plain at first, until you realize that it's a variation of the Battle flag (though the original Battle flag was never rectangular, but square) and of the 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment (the white portion is blue and behind the cross is a circle of 12 stars). By extension, FL's ...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?

Brief description and some photos at this site: https://guardiansofangels.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/inside-an-adam-12-era-patrol-car/ “The ‘Hot-Sheet’ (the latest off of the teletype at the start of the shift) would slide behind the Plexiglas and was illuminated by two small bulbs from behind at nig...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

I drove a school bus that held 40 kids a bit in northwest Arkansas, for a school district outside Fayetteville to the south the winter of 1970-71. It was an unmitigated pain. Twice we had kids at school when the sleet started, and we had to get them home. Despite it's size a bus is a very empty lig...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 4170

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

One problem is that "invest" is not the end of the story. US average cost of public transportation is $1 per passenger-mile, and all transit systems require subsidy - in NYC fares cover 50% of MTA costs (with tax free fuel). Our 1M area local transit takes $4 subsidy per $1.50 fare, again...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 4170

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

One problem is that "invest" is not the end of the story. US average cost of public transportation is $1 per passenger-mile, and all transit systems require subsidy - in NYC fares cover 50% of MTA costs (with tax free fuel). Our 1M area local transit takes $4 subsidy per $1.50 fare, again...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6820

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 TSS
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

What is it like driving a prison bus on icy roads, including in sleet and freezing rain? I am wondering this as there are some unique challenges carrying prisoners in those potentially dangerous conditions. Why would anyone ever need to drive a prison bus, or indeed any vehicle carrying a prisoner ...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3486

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

This brings up a whole other issue of "sugar daddies/sugar mammas". Younger people who form relationships with older people just to get stuff and money. Prostitution. No pimps/madams involved. The older person likes the attention from the younger person and the younger person likes gettin...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4716

Re: Reparations

Reparations, of the direct cash payment variety, can make sense when you can compensate those who have suffered directly from a specific injustice like slavery...e.g. the reparations paid for the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. The time for slavery reparations was right after the Civi...

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