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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

That's the standard by which Twitter/FB and others should stick with. Not some made up as we go along and to who I don't like kind of standards. Hopefully this will be the future. It is up to the user base (and in part BOD priorities at the top level) to determine what standards are appropriate for...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

It pretty much comes down to whether false facts, that potentially do harm to society, are going to have a platform on Twitter. Those were the only accounts that were ever suspended or banned, and the pattern had to be pretty egregious for that to happen. Is calling someone by the sex they were at ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted

Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has been ousted in a no confidence vote by the Parliament of Pakistan. This is very sad as he was working to improve Pakistan and bring the country to the modern age. https://time.com/6166478/imran-khans-pakistans-future/ Not sad at all - he had a lot of p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

I never said they "threw it all in the kitchen sink.” The more banal stuff that constitutes the bulk of content moderation (porn, scamming, spamming, etc) is mostly UX/CX, ad-driven. But this recent push…managing disinformation (whatever the prevailing political tribe defines as “disinformatio...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

After Elon takes over, I predict some Twitter "heads are gonna roll..." ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJT-K8p8ufI Conservative glee over that doesn't really make sense since their favorite Twitter target already left last year. And Jack Dorsey actually now says Musk is a key to the p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Not in the slightest. I think a lot of these companies are also scrambling in every which way which is why content moderation practices are so inconsistent and haphazard and ultimately tick everyone off…but it’s all still in service to their interpretation of what they think will please regulators,...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

It would be more than naive to think growing bipartisan consensus regarding content moderation/social media regulation, paired with concrete attempts at the executive level and hard legislation passed by other major world governments, has no coercive impact on the content moderation practices of th...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

I am so here for it. I’m rooting neither for nor against Elon, but Twitter is an absolute dumpster fire so the bar for a better outcome is set pretty low IMO. The key challenge I see for Mr. Musk is the fact that Twitter is NOT an engineering challenge, it is something entirely different. And from ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 180
Views: 10589

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

The problem with that take is that it’s almost always still the government coercing platforms to “moderate content” more rigorously. Government coercing? It's mostly advertisement revenue "coercing". You can allow free reign and FrEe sPeeCh and wind up with a nazi pedophile sewer like 4Ch...

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by Aaron747
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7062

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Didn't you get the memo? It's okay to stereotype and call all Republicans racist. LOL "Please ignore our cross country purges of all non white books, our armada of confederate flags, our banning of teaching black history, and regular whinging about white replacement theory--it has nothing to d...

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?
Replies: 35
Views: 7037

Re: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?

https://youtu.be/yWocCSl8bY0

But then it would probably heat up the wing more and cause your fuel inside to warm up what you don't really want either.


You probably don't want dark material exposed to 10+ hours of direct sunlight. No thanks.
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ReverseFlow wrote:
Probably black
https://youtu.be/yWocCSl8bY0

But then it would probably heat up the wing more and cause your fuel inside to warm up what you don't really want either.


You probably don't want dark material exposed to 10+ hours of direct sunlight. No thanks.

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?
Replies: 24
Views: 3788

Re: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?

This howling goes back to the PW4090 series. For anyone who loves jet engines, I can't find a single point of complaint. It is a real pity the PW4098 never worked out, cause that whole 4090 series is the best sounding engine family in turbofans ever. Love riding a United PW 777 and listening to tha...

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3126

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

Does Florida ever focus on making life better for the people? Living a great life over here. Low taxes, no government telling you what to do and live your life. You know liberty and freedom. As for our governor, takes guts to actually do what he has done. And go against one of the world's biggest c...

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by Aaron747
Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1915

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

There's no way in hell people who do this are 'OK'...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

Yeah, no. People who are mature and emotionally stable do not react that way, even to shocking rejection or betrayal. The healthy response is: 1. wow, this sucks 2. talk to someone about it instead of bottling up 3. acknowledge rejection is part of life and get to work moving on You got a key to th...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?
Replies: 24
Views: 3788

Re: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?

This howling goes back to the PW4090 series. For anyone who loves jet engines, I can't find a single point of complaint.

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6419

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

Bricktop wrote:
Imagine.

A tuneless trite dirge used as as the most obvious unimaginative soundtrack to invoke pathos.


Nearly all serious songwriting seeks to invoke pathos...otherwise nobody would buy/dance/react to it. Don't get it :boggled:

That's cool, not everyone 'gets' music.

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Yes you did, no real way around that. Yes babies are pretty damn valuable, they are a living human life after all. I know it's anecdotal, but I know lots of women who would rather die in child birth than take the life of their baby. But again, I am not saying abortions should be outlawed and I don'...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

In a way we may all be capable of this when we are rejected by a lover or wife but not many go that far. Yeah, no. People who are mature and emotionally stable do not react that way, even to shocking rejection or betrayal. The healthy response is: 1. wow, this sucks 2. talk to someone about it inst...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

WOW, you literally just called a baby a disease and compared them to syphilis. Did I? That was entirely your inference, after you brought up the necessity of "consequences." Perhaps I was merely discussing pregnancy and childbirth, which can still be genuine health risks. If babies are so...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

But did you attend then course in question? Did you analyze the listeners engagement and how they process the information that is given to them? Do you know the course curriculum and what the speaker actually said? If there's no "YES" on all of them then you just insulted some people you ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Your words: "...If your friend took such a course about other people's experiences and determined they were about 'viewing everything through the lens of race', they A. are terrible listeners or B. are not in the habit of practicing empathy..." I can't find any double meaning in this. It'...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3126

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

As the old saying goes…don’t mess with the mouse. I expect any FL candidates who back Disney will suddenly find themselves getting a huge amount of support. This isn’t just messing with a local business. It’s slapping one of the biggest corporations to ever exist in the face. Serious question, and ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Throwing negative opinions about people cause "experience" without reviewing the information in question including qualifications of the lecturer is supposed to mean anything? And that's coming from HR?? Bias: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with anot...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

Didn't take long https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/handyman-arrested-death-queens-mom-stabbed-58-found-duffel-bag-rcna25345 Very similar to OJ and how he killed his ex. Funny how it's a knife and unbelievable rage. I guess a plea will happen since they have to have his blood at the scene or DNA....

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

What if some people do want to use it in order to take advantage and profit? Why doubt is only casted on the listener here? You accused several people that you never met of being bad listeners and low on empathy without ever hearing a word what the speaker said. That's racial bias btw. Experience, ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Then they probably isn't achieving desired effect as I have learned from an American who attended such sessions, who claim that after spending a few classes of such talking about viewing everything through the lenses of race, it only make them and their colleges having more doubts against some of t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Hell, if you don't want to take a pill every day, there are implants and other devices that last 5 years. And please spare me the argument that birth control is hard to get or that people cant afford it. I can find links to tons of places for cheap to free birth control in a few minutes, and genera...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3126

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

On the downside, if Florida really does this, the local taxpayers in Orlando will see their taxes go up $2200 a year per other reports. I'm sure they would appreciate that.. Disney stands to receive almost half a billion bucks in tax breaks in central Florida alone, would they really move? https://...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Hell, if you don't want to take a pill every day, there are implants and other devices that last 5 years. And please spare me the argument that birth control is hard to get or that people cant afford it. I can find links to tons of places for cheap to free birth control in a few minutes, and genera...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

The fact that I have said I don't know where I stand on the issue and am still getting attacked for not aligning with a particular viewpoint is very off putting. You have not been attacked personally - the very definition of debate is a spirited exchange of ideas and picking through their individua...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3126

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

As the old saying goes…don’t mess with the mouse. I expect any FL candidates who back Disney will suddenly find themselves getting a huge amount of support. This isn’t just messing with a local business. It’s slapping one of the biggest corporations to ever exist in the face. Serious question, and ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

I never failed to acknowledge the nuances. You always want to point to the nuances of you opinion, but most of the time fail to acknowledge the nuances of the opposing view. I don't know where I fall on this topic, I go back and forth on it. I fully understand the position of the women involved, bu...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Okay, got it! I am not worthy of having a conversation of someone of your stature and intelligence. I will go back to my place now. No need for hyperemotional responses. You called for an educational discussion, and that was a point of note. You said it was an excellent point when the other poster ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

WOW, you literally just called a baby a disease and compared them to syphilis. Until birth it's a fetus, not a baby. If we're going to quote science 'doesn't actually know', at least be scientifically accurate about this. Okay, got it! I am not worthy of having a conversation of someone of your sta...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Please show me what scientific facts support when life begins. Hint, no one really knows. But everyone knows a just-fertilised egg isn’t viable life. Really? I can't fid a scientific consensus that shows that, which us one off the reasons I can't decided my exact position on abortion. Here is the a...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Thought: if we need women to carry babies to term because consequences , it should also be illegal to treat syphilis. After all, that's a consequence of sex too, right? Weird how nobody seems to be calling for this. WOW, you literally just called a baby a disease and compared them to syphilis. Unti...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Thought: if we need women to carry babies to term because consequences , it should also be illegal to treat syphilis. After all, that's a consequence of sex too, right? Weird how nobody seems to be calling for this. Excellent point. Also weird how many states don’t have statutory requirements for e...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Because if you believe life begins at conception, then you are forcing your beliefs on an unborn life. Not saying this is my view, just the logic in that view. If so, that life resides in the woman opting to carry it. As such people with that belief are forcing their beliefs on her , whether she fe...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Lack of life knowledge or experience can be covered by a training that emphasize racial hierarchy? I have evaluated many such training materials - the emphasis is not actually on hierarchy. It is on developing empathy for the viewpoints of POC in terms of attitudes and policies that have affected t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

It's something else. I think Salem witch trials had more logic involved. Math has logic. The Florida laws and story about CRT do not. Not yet confirmed but allegedly only one company's textbook was approved, which happens to be owned by the Carlyle Group, that Youngkin was CEO of for decades. Comme...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-focus-on-man-who-had-relationship-with-worked-at-home-of-slain-queens-mom-sources/ar-AAWpjqO?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=26115ea02d5d4e5885ca4d3f671c84fc This is the huge story of late. This poor woman was stabbed 60 times and then shoved in a Hockey Duffel ba...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5340

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

What about those who think life begins at conception and nothing to do with religion? Then they shouldn't get abortions. Why are they trying to force their beliefs on others? Because if you believe life begins at conception, then you are forcing your beliefs on an unborn life. Not saying this is my...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 4768

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

The reality is, however, that masks DO work at helping slow and prevent the transmission of not just COVID 19, but any airborne (droplet or aerosol) illness. Perfection should not be the enemy of progress, and the fact that 100% prevention isn't achieved is no reason to poo poo the use of masks. We...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Weren't some of the government employees in the US also receiving this kind of training through contracting of training sessions? And also US public schools Yes, and if that training was prioritized pursuant to local/state values and priorities there wouldn’t be anything wrong with it, particularly...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Those state laws concern classrooms or state agencies, not private business, according to my understanding. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/map-anti-critical-race-theory-efforts-reached/story?id=83619715 As mentioned above, the Republican concern appears to be about the Application of such theory a...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2005 schedule UA IAD-OAK
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: 2005 schedule UA IAD-OAK

Yeah if memory serves that was a B6 route for awhile. I took B6 OAK-IAD and back in spring of 2003 IIRC.

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

I don't think what Republicans are concerned in their actions in the past two years were not the theory itself, but rather "training sessions" that are offered on the basis of such theory, and "training sessions" is not a ground where discussions are allowed. Like https://www.fo...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 4768

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

Mental health,freedom,comfort, personal preference. Nothing to do with freedom - it’s a piece of cloth. You don’t have ‘freedom’ to enter most places of business shirtless and definitely no sitting down without pants/underpants. Yes, and in some enlightened countries, if a woman does not have a pie...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9490

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Let us remember why we are here. Snowflake Racists in Florida were so threatened by a Collegiate level theory, that they enacted a law to BAN discussion of it. If the theory was so bad, wouldn't it have failed on it's own merit? Rather, they verified the theory by getting a majority racist coalitio...

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