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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The far left is not politically represented nationally in the US. The democratic party is centrist and the republican is far right. It is pretty easy to verify this by comparing with the rest of the known planet. The «both are equally bad» BS couldn’t be more wrong as far as the US is concerned. Th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14055

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

c933103 wrote:
I keep hearing friends in the US bringing this up but couldn't grasp its significance.


Just another data point in the ‘crazy’ that passes for ‘normal life’ in the US

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Rents will rise faster than wages for years to come. Rent control is back on the table in many towns and states. It is only a matter of time IMO until is it implemented nation wide. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/17/opinion/boston-must-bring-back-rent-control-secure/ https://www.wbur.org/onpoi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

^^ The suit claims assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and deliberate infliction of harm. It also states that the scene being shot did not require a gun to be fired. The suit names names 22 defendants associated with the film including Baldwin, Rust producers, six production comp...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1196

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

If you want your first Hawaii experience to be Maui, save that for when you can do it. Also Hawaii can be a bit rainy in winter, whereas BCS will have zero rain...though this is the coolest time of year in the desert. I don't really care who or what is my first Hawaiian experience as par say, I was...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1196

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

stl07 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Wouldn't set foot in Mexico, go to HNL.

Why not?


I'll hazard a guess where that comment comes from...

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Source: shutupandtakemymoney

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1196

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

Mexico is great right now because it’s not crowded. Cabo has nice hotels and La Paz area has some of the finest beaches in all of North America - very chill town with lots of expat residents. If you want your first Hawaii experience to be Maui, save that for when you can do it. Also Hawaii can be a ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2834

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Unfortunately she likely won’t be okay, but this official, whatever he has arranged as her fate, is setting off a hornets’ nest. The WTA Tour is a global, outspoken organization. They will not stay quiet. If she is okay, she cannot simply leave the country as you suggest. PRC stamps citizens out at...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Oh they are definitely seen as heroes by nutjobs already. Being investigated by the FBI is a badge of honor for such folks because the FBI is the enemy :sarcastic:

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1856

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I work with a bunch of diehard left wingers who love to bring up politics, bash trump (nevermind he's been out of office for nearly a year), and talk about "white people this, white people that". It gets old. Once they brought up a topic that tipped the point with me and I responded with ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1856

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I work with a bunch of diehard left wingers who love to bring up politics, bash trump (nevermind he's been out of office for nearly a year), and talk about "white people this, white people that". It gets old. Once they brought up a topic that tipped the point with me and I responded with ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2834

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Unfortunately she likely won’t be okay, but this official, whatever he has arranged as her fate, is setting off a hornets’ nest. The WTA Tour is a global, outspoken organization. They will not stay quiet. If she is okay, she cannot simply leave the country as you suggest. PRC stamps citizens out at ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

Huge dilemma dude...nothing a snort of whiskey and writing down the day won’t fix. There’s always tomorrow’s ledger.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

In a year an engaged consumer of wide ranging media will come across many opinions - some well developed, others throwaway. Then there are the ones best kept to oneself. In a new entry in UK conservative magazine, The Spectator, TV presenter Rachel Johnson had this to offer on Ghislaine Maxwell: It’...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1856

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

Relationships that get strained by politics, are already strained by other factors. Politics may be the breaking point though. This. I have a lot of friends and colleagues who differ from me politically - they are either further left or right by a long margin. It doesn’t affect anything because we ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

The question I have about this odd economy: Where are all the previous restaurant servers, bartenders, retail workers, baristas, etc. working? I completely understand not wanting to go back to that type of work without a substantial pay raise, if at all. But where are they working now? And if they'...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

People are not returning to work (1) because all income groups still have more money than they did in 2019, meaning they certainly don’t need any kind of stimulus and (2) covid panic is still pulling kids out of school constantly, meaning parents can’t really return to work the way they could befor...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You missed out on a lucrative career dude - could have been writing shlock editorials for NY Post readers all these years. There are not many metrics where we were looking good after Trump, especially with the failed pandemic response. Even the AEI aays the tax cuts were a failure. Well then the De...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

This is just the right trying to make something out of nothing. Let's also not forget that there was zero communication between the previous administration and the current. They literally started from scratch. They were set up to fail and, yet, this current administration seems to be doing pretty g...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Consumers also like their cheap chinese goods, don't put it all on wall street. Maybe if we didn't import so much stuff that we used to make here - like refrigerators, tires, other appliances, etc. Oh and PPE and base pharma. I thought the Administration was going to do something about the trade de...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

DA's oversee the attorneys below them and their work is all law related. Project management? What are you talking about? This says all anyone needs to know. Sometimes it's better to just admit you don't know much about the inner workings of a particular field. No project management in legal adminis...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

DAs and AGs prosecute crimes, They don't run anything don't handle budgets set taxes etc. Don't run anything or handle budgets...hmm. Well now we know you don't have much idea about the extent of program/project management within a major government legal administration. :tapedshut: DA/AG are arguab...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Consumers also like their cheap chinese goods, don't put it all on wall street. Maybe if we didn't import so much stuff that we used to make here - like refrigerators, tires, other appliances, etc. Oh and PPE and base pharma. I thought the Administration was going to do something about the trade de...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Not sure where you get your information - no executive experience..? 7 years - SF County DA - 110 employees 7 years - CA Attorney General - 4,500 employees Just odd to make stuff up with so many facts available. While that may be executive experience, I never found her to be "creating" ra...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Maybe if we didn't import so much stuff that we used to make here - like refrigerators, tires, other appliances, etc. Oh and PPE and base pharma. I thought the Administration was going to do something about the trade deficit? Every WH claims they can but it’s a pipe dream. So long as the Wall Stree...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Biden and his handlers painted themselves into a corner when they announced early on that they wanted a "woman of color" to be VP. :checkmark: They wanted diversity over merit. She has a lot of executive experience - I think they wanted someone younger and more energetic over all else. An...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/14/politics/kamala-harris-frustrating-start-vice-president/index.html Bombshell news, surprised this thread hasn't been started already. Lot's of leaks in the WH and with a tough midterms staring the Dems in the face this is the last thing they needed. VP Harris thought ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8407

Re: 2021 US Elections.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... e-n1283938


Rep. Speier is retiring because she represents San Mateo County and knows heavy scrutiny of Silicon Valley is on the horizon.
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NIKV69 wrote:
I guess the Dems know whats coming next year.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... e-n1283938


Rep. Speier is retiring because she represents San Mateo County and knows heavy scrutiny of Silicon Valley is on the horizon.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14055

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He didn't shoot them because they were destroying property, he shot them because they were attacked him by trying to bash his head in with a skateboard and the other pointed a gun at him. Do you know anything about this story? And guess what? Nothing in the above sequence would have gone down if hi...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8407

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Voter data now out shows unequivocally that McAuliffe lost VA with the stupid statement about parents and schools...81% of voters who decided in the last week before the election reported that was a significant factor in their decision. Slide 11 of the presentation here: https://creativedirect.net/w...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14055

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

They were innocent in so far as, at least the last time I checked, destruction of property was not carrying a death penalty in any US state and neither on the federal level. He didn't shoot them because they were destroying property, he shot them because they were attacked him by trying to bash his...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14055

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It's a shame there wasn't a god fearing 2nd amendment good guy with a gun on hand to protect the innocent and shoot Kyle dead. The people he shot were far from innocent. If they were innocent is very much up for debate. If the jury finds that it was self defense they weren’t actually innocent in th...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7555

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Yes, let's set our energy policies according to what a deranged high school dropout wants. :roll: Young activists concerned about the future adults are leaving them are deranged? Very mature... She is deranged. Entitled to your opinion, but not your own facts. There is nothing in the DSM that would...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7555

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Don't deflect. Cancel the gast contract now, unless Europe wants to be labeled as "hypocrites". The Climate Change activist, Greta Thunberg demands it: https://twitter.com/gretathunberg/status/1356669038664032257 . Yes, let's set our energy policies according to what a deranged high schoo...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14055

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It's a shame there wasn't a god fearing 2nd amendment good guy with a gun on hand to protect the innocent and shoot Kyle dead. If they were innocent is very much up for debate. If the jury finds that it was self defense they weren’t actually innocent in their view. Also the person that got shot and...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21594

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

I am amazed that guys who only work 10-15 days a month, scream about "quality of life" which means max days off and sitting at home, choose to live in other parts of the Country or world and commute, are paid an exorbitant salary for 1,000 hours working max a year, get per diem money, fre...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14055

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Emotion has everything to do with this case. No one would be dead if Rittenhouse hadn't shown up with the Gun. He came armed with a weapon designed to kill and used it to do so. 2 people are dead, and 1 injured. Rittenhouse bears at the least manslaughter, and at the worst 2nd degree murder. Self d...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2139

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Well it's clear proof of someone with a Police uniform and corroborates Arnold's presence as the eyewitness in the motorcade who saw him dive for cover. If we're referring to the Mary Moorman photo, all that proves is that people can find whatever they want to find in a black-and-white photo with p...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 883

Re: Best days for telework

I dislike commuting and always welcome a break from it, so I would choose either Tues/Thurs patterns or a Wed/Fri pattern. But I prefer working 4-10s and having Wednesdays off anyhow...not sure if this is an option at French companies.

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

The videographer is sitting right over the wing so that must be the hydraulic system. Heard that whine in that location on every 727 flight I can remember.

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135

Also . . . A Boeing 707 pilot told me that one flew the takeoff in the 707 to 800 feet, retracted the flaps to UP and then reduced to climb thrust. Is this also SOP for the KC-135? IIRC the last KC-135E retired in 2009 or 10 so the old SOPs for the older engines wouldn't apply. My guess would be th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3373

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

No response can be made. Russia will do what it wants to do. It is not an issue for the U.S. It's an issue for every country in the world, or at least every UN member (aka about all countries in the world). Wars of conquest are illegal these days. Illegal according to who? Russia is a permanent mem...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3373

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

It would be better, if immigrants stayed out discussions, what their host country should or should not do. Some immigrants are permanent residents and/or are married to citizens/have citizen children. As long as their stay is not temporary I’d say they have every right as relatives and taxpayers to...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Princess Mako, Komuri Kei leaving Tokyo Haneda
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Princess Mako, Komuri Kei leaving Tokyo Haneda

My understanding is she got some parting cash from the royal family and probably has stashed savings of her own from family birthday gifts over the years. Middle class Japanese children often receive hundreds of dollars each birthday so for a royal this might have been tens of thousands of dollars ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8376

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

Not that these things should ever happen but are they really becoming "common?" How many passengers fly domestically each day? Over a million I'm pretty sure and we're talking about a handful of incidents like this. A 1000% increase is nothing to scoff at. 1,300 formal cases at the half y...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21594

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Obviously compensation and buyback strategies need to be aligned with operating environment and risk. In many cases they are not - but perception is equally important and airline management do not often handle workgroup perception well. Case in point is that the Big 4 were overall on decent footing...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8376

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

Disgusting how common this nonsense is becoming. We're getting stories like this every other day. Hope the FA has a speedy recovery. Not that these things should ever happen but are they really becoming "common?" How many passengers fly domestically each day? Over a million I'm pretty sur...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21594

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Look at UA under the pilot-driven ESOP plan. Pilots “bought” the airline then squeezed it so hard they put the business they theoretically owned in bankruptcy. Rick Dubinsky, look him up and his idea of squeezing the golden goose. It is a repeat of what happened in Yugoslavia where workers that had...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8376

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

This was an operations agent that was physically assaulted, not a flight attendant. Doesn’t really change anything - the rules are the rules. Adults can follow them, children cannot. These situations have demonstrated more people in adult bodies are mentally children than we ever previously realize...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3373

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Norway has a stable relationship with Russia, there is no need for Norway to rock any boats. It would be better, if immigrants stayed out discussions, what their host country should or should not do. Some immigrants are permanent residents and/or are married to citizens/have citizen children. As lo...

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