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by Okie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

Jeffrey Toobin, a long time legal and political analyst and commentator on CNN as well as a book writer was caught in a Zoom video feed exposing his man parts (and some other gross behavior) as thought he had both the video and audio muted. He has been suspended for now, I doubt he will ever appear...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 342
Views: 29661

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Not sure anyone here sees exactly what WN's plan is here opening up new markets during the downturn. Rule one is by seniority. Rule two is that you have to have 3 take-offs and landings ON TYPE every 90 days or in the sim. The big 3 are shuffling 777's pilots on down to narrow body and narrow body o...

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by Okie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 82
Views: 7035

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

That's an interesting story. On what basis was Southwest supposedly trying to force Delta to sue Dallas? I imagine Delta declined to do so because (a) they had no case to make and (b) they would not only have to overcome the 5-party agreement; they also would have to overturn the federal law. DL wa...

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by Okie
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 82
Views: 7035

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

The 5-party agreement appears to permanently limit Love Field to 20 gates. " The 5 party agreement only applies to the 5 parties, not anyone else. That is why WN was trying to force DL, who chose not to participate, to sue the "City of Dallas" which would have opened up the agreement...

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by Okie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic AOA sensor
Replies: 51
Views: 3949

Re: Synthetic AOA sensor

viewtopic.php?t=773981

discussed previously on EMB 175 with pictures.

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viewtopic.php?t=773981

discussed previously on EMB 175 with pictures.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic AOA sensor
Replies: 51
Views: 3949

Re: Synthetic AOA sensor

As kalvado says, this isn't synthetic AoA, though. It is still detected by vanes that move. The difference seems to be that the computation is done in the probes themselves instead of centrally, then transmitted. Compared to the A A330, the AoA vanes in the A350 are integrated with theTAT and pitot...

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by Okie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic AOA sensor
Replies: 51
Views: 3949

Re: Synthetic AOA sensor

The Phenom 300 as well as the A400M among others use a synthetic angle of attack from smart probes. https://utcaerospacesystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SmartProbeR-Air-Data-Systems.pdf List of airframes using the system and diagram how it installs compared to tube/hose system. The 505 only h...

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by Okie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic AOA sensor
Replies: 51
Views: 3949

Re: Synthetic AOA sensor

The Phenom 300 as well as the A400M among others use a synthetic angle of attack from smart probes. https://utcaerospacesystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SmartProbeR-Air-Data-Systems.pdf List of airframes using the system and diagram how it installs compared to tube/hose system. The 505 only ha...

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by Okie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers

You might first consider labeling it a Quick Reference.

We have plenty of "What just happened" :roll:

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No new iPhone ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2477

Re: No new iPhone ?

With the latest Apple product launch the glaring omission is a new iPhone. Any thoughts on what happened ? Behind the curve on 5G. Then had to play catch up, after that Covid played a part in ramp up of production output. We will have to see but I suspect certain popular models won't even make the ...

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by Okie
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?
Replies: 19
Views: 3001

Re: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?

1000w metal halide <$20, and 1000w hp sodium <$25. Is the yellow light from the picture from high pressure or low pressure lamps? How powerful can one make low pressure? From High Pressure from the picture. About the only LP sodium are seriously yellow and about the only time I have seen the Low Pr...

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by Okie
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?
Replies: 19
Views: 3001

Re: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?

Maybe I just haven't been to a lot of them but the ones I have they all have these old metal halide lights which give dirty light is the best way I can put it and disperse it everywhere where it's not needed such as upwards.I live next to YYZ and when I look up it looks like a bonfire in the sky wi...

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by Okie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 46609

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

US FDA announces emergency authorization for convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19; apparently increased survival rate by 35% They have been touting the plasma here for months and the Governor has been on the Telly promoting recovered patients to donate plasma. Even commercials with himself a recov...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 53
Views: 3154

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

https://youtu.be/T_4L0kV9JsQ


Nothing being more humbling than owning an EMB-505 and being the smallest jet on the ramp amongst knuckle draggers! :roll:


Okie
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Here’s an update on the toys those knuckle draggin’, uneducated rednecks brought to Sturgis and the planes they flew in on.

https://youtu.be/T_4L0kV9JsQ


Nothing being more humbling than owning an EMB-505 and being the smallest jet on the ramp amongst knuckle draggers! :roll:


Okie

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by Okie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?
Replies: 41
Views: 1410

Re: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?

I have a massive electricity alligator that cools my house, it takes a lot of chickens to feed it. Just been lucky so far this year the High Pressure area that normally sits over our area during the summer months has shifted west this year and California is getting the heat. It has been really nice ...

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by Okie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley
Replies: 47
Views: 1986

Re: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley

Not sure that anyone has called it "Pleasant Valley" .

It has cooled about 2000F from when it was formed, so it has cooled quite substantially since then.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Losing a four legged member of the family
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Losing a four legged member of the family

I understand your loss. Amazing the connection between man and pet.
I have a 17 year old cat, she is now deaf and appears to have hip problems and arthritis so bad she can not groom herself anymore.


I am feaful of the day that I have to make that decision is close at hand.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Has Decided on his VP
Replies: 110
Views: 4928

Re: Biden Has Decided on his VP

I think now all eggs are in anti-incumbent basket, which seems unnecessary when there are several well qualified Black women more acceptable to African Americans. Who is going to be Harris's choice for VP if the Democrats win the election is my question? Not thinking a week past January 20th if Bid...

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by Okie
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Has Decided on his VP
Replies: 110
Views: 4928

Re: Biden Has Decided on his VP

THUD

Biden already has left & right coast isolationist voters. What a terrible choice if you are trying to connect in the rest of the country.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass riots in Chicago overnight
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: Mass riots in Chicago overnight

Reports are that some agitator was escalating the situation and spreading misinformation, which led to the later mayhem. Apparently information and rumors about the suspect's age and actions spread around. So were these rioters forced at gunpoint or threat to loot or did they do it of their own fre...

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by Okie
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 31
Views: 1729

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

I thought Las Vegas was a family town.

I always see 40-50 year old's with their 20 something daughters around the casinos.

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 56
Views: 18819

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

Considering that there was nothing remarkable about the Wx, the PF was going to have to be way behind the aircraft. You are going to have to have a massive amount of wing deflection to get #2 with pavement rash. I sure would like to see some pictures of what #1, the pylon and wing structure looks li...

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by Okie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 28
Views: 4300

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Cadet985 wrote:
Now we have to wait a whole year thanks to this damned virus.


I guess we will have to come to terms that by the time this movie is released, Mavericks futuristic "Hypersonic" aircraft will already be in the scrapyard at DMA. :biggrin:


Okie

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by Okie
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 72
Views: 6526

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

The only time I have ever seen reddish brown smoke like that in the secondary explosion (not counting the vapor/condensation cloud) was from rocket propellant.

Anybody know anything about Hezbollah and rockets?

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 11444

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

https://katu.com/news/local/deadliest-m ... hots-fired

Okie
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Thank goodness things are quieting down.

Only 150 gun shots fired last night in Portland by "mostly peaceful demonstrators".

https://katu.com/news/local/deadliest-m ... hots-fired

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1420

Re: I’m a sucker

We had finished up for the day on a project and all the people on the project were hanging around before heading home shooting the %$#&. One of the guys said he had been looking for an ant and spider killer for his backyard. Said he had tried several to no avail that were child and animal/pet sa...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3063

Re: Tips: for or against?

What I have noticed is the print out of the ticket has continuously increased in the amount of recommended tip. Customary used to be 10% with a little extra for excellent service. Then printed on the ticket 10%=xxx,12.5%=xxx and 15%=xxx Then it jumped to 15%, 17.5% and 20% The other night the ticket...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave Across the United States
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: Heat Wave Across the United States

Been a colder than usual summer here and the previous year as well. It has been running around 86f/30c when in the past 97f/36c. That electricity alligator outside my house that provides the air conditioning is not eating nearly as many chickens as years past. I think it is high time to IMMEDIATELY ...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency oxygen cylinders European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2712

Re: Emergency oxygen cylinders European airlines

The portable oxygen concentrators seem to be relatively prevalent these days. I see many people with them among my travels but have not seen one on an aircraft. I know the manufacturers claim them to be airline acceptable but I have not seen nor heard of anyone using one on a commercial airline. Wha...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1988

Re: Explosions across Iran

But you can't make an actual case against Zoom and its founder Eric Yuan/Yuán Zhēng is a mole and has designed his systems to spy based solely on his being born in China I can't answer about being a "mole" but DHS was quite aware clear back in February. The first part of April Nancy Pelos...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1988

Re: Explosions across Iran

I strongly doubt it’s preventative maintenance, that just doesn’t cause critical pieces of infrastructure to blow up regularly every several days all of a sudden. Even if it was why is their economy in bad shape? US sanctions, so not Iran’s fault. It isn’t internal dissident group, these were compl...

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by Okie
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1988

Re: Explosions across Iran

Either Iran is having some awful luck, or Israel is being a naught boy. And just like that. All the sudden Zoom has been found to contain Zero day vulnerabilities when a country has been ravaged with Covid 19 and has to use Zoom to protect transmission of the virus. Stuxnet anyone, target was SCADA...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4366

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

LittleFokker wrote:
George Zipp was Stryker's best friend who died in the raid over Macho Grande.


Nobody gets over Macho Grande


Okie

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by Okie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 229
Views: 20818

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Well a few shocks in qualifying. Shock 1 - Hamilton not on pole after dominating all the practice sessions. He's also under investigation for allegedly not slowing when Bottas went off. Shock 2 - Lando Norris in P4 (might yet be P3!) driving a McLaren. I'll say that again, Lando Norris driving a Mc...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pandemic Risks Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: Pandemic Risks Insurance

My questions are: 1) What insurance company could evaluate such a risks, and issue a policy? 2) Surely such insurance would not be affordable? 3) The call is for the government to provide some assistance/ backing for such insurance. I think this is a very bad idea. 1. Any business that is licensed ...

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by Okie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 4073

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

4 Shot, two deaths.
Quite an example considering the size/population of chop/chaz. crime rate for murder has to be right up there what 500 people 4 shootings per week x 52 weeks makes 208 people per year. 41% per year on shootings and 20% murder rate.

Okie

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by Okie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 879

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

The conveyor belt thread has to be right up there with the most replies to a post but 9/11 and 737Max has to be up there as well.

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1967

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Looking like we are going to have to get out and bust all the barnacles off these posters. :yes:

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3826

Re: The culture wars reach branding

seahawk wrote:
So now all minorities will removed from Brandings?


You have to realize that this campaign is to remove any idea that anything related to any minority can be successful.
Once you comprehend that, then you will understand the where the cancel society is going.

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6911

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

We had the police go on strike here in 1975 for three days It was fun sitting in class looking out the window at all the drag races going on. You really had to be careful walking home when crossing the street. The thieves did not bother robbing stores as much as they stole trucks and hit the warehou...

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by Okie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10231

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

One big problem with the 'reopening' of business and workplaces is the fear of liability of workers or customers claiming they got Covid-19 from them. With the ability to file a lawsuit at a whim in the USA, it will likely delay reopenings or only with counterproductive or unprofitable limits of oc...

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by Okie
Wed May 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2934

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

People need to shelter in place, only go out for essential goods and when they do they need to wear a mask. When one needs to recreate it needs to be done within a ten mile radius as to not spread the virus to other communities. Rut Roh sounds serious indeed. A governor in every bedroom is a social...

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by Okie
Wed May 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 2016

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

casinterest wrote:
And that is different from Barr getting some of Trump's biggest buddies off how?


Are you claiming to have leaks from the Durham investigation or just parroting?

Okie

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by Okie
Wed May 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 2016

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

With any luck Barr will get the DOJ and FBI out of the business of politics and back into the business of criminal investigations. For that his resignation would be a giant leap forward. But you got it right, politics doesn't have a place in law enforcement. The DoJ position on criminally prosecuti...

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by Okie
Tue May 19, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mt St Helens Blows Her Top - 40 Years Ago Today
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Mt St Helens Blows Her Top - 40 Years Ago Today

I was young at well but remember the videos on the news and NOVA that were quite impressive. What I found interesting was several days afterward due to the wind flow there was volcano dust that would settle in OKC. Easily evident on hoods of light colored automobiles if that sat in one spot for very...

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by Okie
Tue May 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5843

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordingly to muddy the media narrat...

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by Okie
Mon May 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 2016

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

Clearly they never envisioned a President dismissing people and basing their qualification based on loyalty. That kind of stuff could have been seen in monarchies and was later seen in dictators; they would have never envisioned someone being dismissed because of a small disagreement or because the...

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by Okie
Mon May 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government reform: firing of officials
Replies: 50
Views: 2016

Re: Government reform: firing of officials

So if a position is meant to be confirmed by the Senate, why can't Congress approve a dismissal? That's the line of reform I think needs to happen Tin foil hat there! The Legislative Branch is not the HR department of the Executive Branch. The only requirement is for approval of position, the appoi...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2812

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

There are a few place that require a number (modern world, enter your info on a tablet) so they have to end up entering some fake number. If they are young I give them my area code then 8675-309 although you have to break it up 867-5309. If it is an older person they smile real big and punch it in ...

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by Okie
Sat May 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3132

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Military aircraft are more often than not selected through political lobbyism, bribery and similar non-aircraft related matters. I figured when they started naming each B-2 after a State from the get go. Then that would be a sure fire method to make sure funds would be available until there were at...

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