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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

Uh yeah. As long as oil is worth what it is in the quantities the world economy requires, the US-Saudi alliance will stand. A few thousand families needing justice just is not enough to risk the total collapse of oil production through instability. (Think Libya) Sorry for them, "it's just busi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1808

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I've long thought that the SAT was a lousy metric due to it's theoretical nature, which can provide a disadvantage to those whose aptitudes lie elsewhere. I always struggled with standardized tests in school if for no other reason there wasn't much of a practical application, so why am I sitting he...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

Uh yeah. As long as oil is worth what it is in the quantities the world economy requires, the US-Saudi alliance will stand. A few thousand families needing justice just is not enough to risk the total collapse of oil production through instability. (Think Libya) Sorry for them, "it's just busin...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3212

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I think men need to start learning how to throw glasses and plates, and go to a junkyard and take a baseball bat to a car. Do that.

And see a therapist.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1808

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I was having this discussion with an old college buddy of mine today who also studied aero/astro engineering with me ages ago. He was upset telling me how now "dumb" kids with low SAT scores but artificially good grades will get into elite schools and they'll be "coddled" to sta...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1808

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I've long thought that the SAT was a lousy metric due to it's theoretical nature, which can provide a disadvantage to those whose aptitudes lie elsewhere. I always struggled with standardized tests in school if for no other reason there wasn't much of a practical application, so why am I sitting he...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 13105

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Maybe these people should stay home and stop spreading pestilence.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12959

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

That is not a feasible option for someone with gun warrants. So, you let him go....home, to retrieve his gun. And he knows the police are after him. That will end well, right? Of course not....that would put everyone else (including his own family) in danger. You can't just let criminals go. Sure i...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 331
Views: 54636

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

USAirALB wrote:
Disappointed to see Founding Farmers is no longer going to be opening an outlet on the concourse. IIRC they were one of the original tenants announced.


I just hope Legal Seafoods opens back up.....

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 331
Views: 54636

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

It's media day for the New North Concourse at DCA. Lots of photos of the space on twitter: https://twitter.com/AugensteinWTOP/status/1382701471762939917 https://twitter.com/AdamTuss/status/1382698870740807691 https://twitter.com/SweeneyABC/status/1382725502109167619 Looks amazing. I can't wait to f...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12959

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

How do you de-escalate someone who won't be taken into custody because they know with warrants they are going to jail? How do you de-escalate this person who jumps in his car and guns it and drags a police officer and puts the others in danger? I am seeing a lot of posts here that are code for just...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12959

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

extender wrote:
Daunte Wright's actions didn't contribute to his demise, right?


He's not the professional with the badge and liability shield, right?

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6940

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Aesma wrote:
Also if our real beef is with fundamentalist Sunni Islam (and it is) then we should start by dealing with the countries promoting this heinous ideology.


Europe, Asia, nor the US have been weaned from Saudi and Emirati oil, lol.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12959

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Officer Kim Potter, who shot Daunte, has claimed she accidentally took out her handgun instead of her taser. Both her and the Brooklyn Center police chief have resigned. Upon looking at the body camera footage, it appears there was 6 seconds between Potter pulling out her handgun and firing it. The...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6940

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Oh well, another failed state helped along by the west. The selfish in me wants the giant buddhas recreated/put back together.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12959

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Training on deescalating issues needs to be done. Training on arresting a suspect and keeping them away from the door to a vehicle. Training on figuring out what a taser is and is not. Many lives were ruined over this, and lessons are not just about police compliance. How do you de-escalate someone...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12959

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

It's problematic that there's an arrest warrant out for him, and that he was shot while attempting to flee. This is not George Floyd who was killed under restraint . That's not problematic at all. This was an extrajudicial killing. The warrant could have been for anything as simple as missing a pay...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23033

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Afro-Americans are 'Feeling The Helplessness'. Even if they co-operate with the law-enforcers, they know for sure that 'Death Is Coming At The Hands Of The Police Officers' on duty that given day. "Afro-Americans" :? :? :? Felt comfortable calling them this way rather than calling them as...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23033

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

aerosreenivas wrote:
Afro-Americans are 'Feeling The Helplessness'. Even if they co-operate with the law-enforcers, they know for sure that 'Death Is Coming At The Hands Of The Police Officers' on duty that given day.


"Afro-Americans" :? :? :?

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20292

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

It would not have been due to JFK being "prone to delays". It was a routing you requested that typically isn't available for sale at the time and so they sold you two segments independent of each other. I bought the CX flight from CX, so I was really rolling the dice I guess. It's kind of...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7897

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

One year, I was showing some of my out of town friends the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall. We were drinking before hand and walked from one of their houses in Capitol Hill DC to the mall, and then were walking back, We got a bit confused walking back and ended up in the capitol grounds i...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7897

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

I was the designated driver for some of my friends, and we were bar hopping in Logan & Dupont Circles, NW DC. I pull up to a parking space on 23rd St. and put my car in reverse to park in the parallel parking space, and a Park Police officer cane up behind me lights flashing. He came so close to...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23033

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. I don't think he is going to get a pass, but not convicted on the top count. In your eyes, Justice isn't blind, and that is a sad thing. Justice is NEVER blind. Why do you think rich people who can afford the best criminal defense lawyers get off lighter than p...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23033

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Well the MN police killed another unarmed Black man last night, only miles from where George Floyd was murdered and the trial is taking place now. There's going to be riots if that pig bastard is set free. Mob rule, eh? People are angry at the status quo for good reason. There is no recourse. These...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23033

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Well the MN police killed another unarmed Black man last night, only miles from where George Floyd was murdered and the trial is taking place now. There's going to be riots if that pig bastard is set free.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 11044

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

16 is actually legal in the vast majority of states. 16/17 is a gray area at best in this country at the national level. For example, NY state was sending 16 year olds to adult jails like Riker's for having sex with each other until fairly recently (juvenile court ended at 16, but age of consent is...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20292

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

JFK isn't really meant to be a transfer airport. It's a massive O&D station though DL and B6 obviously do flow connections over it given the significant footprint they each have there. AA hasn't really considered JFK a connecting hub for years, at least since the merger with US. JFK for AA is a...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20292

Re: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

washingtonflyer wrote:
AA's policy is not to interline bags if they are separate record locators. They really won't even interline bags that are both on AA metal. This has been happening for about five years now.


Gotcha, I didn't really know.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 11044

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Q: "Save our children from pedophiles!" Also Q: "Wait not him he's MAGA. Save our children from liberal pedophiles only!" It's the same playbook as ever from the far right: Gaslight, Obstruct, Project. The latest article only ties Gaetz to 18 years old and only Greenberg to a 17...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Legalize all of it and treat like alcohol. No drugs in the system while driving, at work, etc. Other than that, take as much as you want. If it kills you, well that's fine too. No more hand hiding from the government. You should be able to put whatever you want into your body. But you must live wit...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Financial Question / Input
Replies: 18
Views: 1626

Re: Financial Question / Input

If you have a good payment history with your CCs the first thing I would do is ask them to lower your interest rates.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20292

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Have you ever been to JFK? It's got to be one of the worst transfer hubs in the world. It doesn't have airside connections between terminals. That means having to go through security again if you're connecting to a flight in a different terminal. Considering that security screenings have been requi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20292

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Have you ever been to JFK? It's got to be one of the worst transfer hubs in the world. It doesn't have airside connections between terminals. That means having to go through security again if you're connecting to a flight in a different terminal. Considering that security screenings have been requi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20209

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Thank goodness. I'm happy with the A380s staying 20 more years.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20292

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Have you ever been to JFK? It's got to be one of the worst transfer hubs in the world. It doesn't have airside connections between terminals. That means having to go through security again if you're connecting to a flight in a different terminal. Considering that security screenings have been requi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 11044

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

johnboy wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
Human garbage turns out to be human garbage. Knock me over with a feather. Lynn Cheney must be cackling somewhere on her broom.


Honey, Ms. Liz Cheney has broken the seal on that rarest bourbon in the ranch.

Trust.


Pappy Van Winkle :razz:

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4564

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

One thing that annoys me is when people use one instance of crime in my city to bolster their political views. I've seen a lot of this on Twitter. Like, all that stuff about cutting taxes, giving a marriage tax credit (LOL), removing the minimum wage (???), and more aggressive policing are bunk. Th...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4564

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

One thing that annoys me is when people use one instance of crime in my city to bolster their political views. I've seen a lot of this on Twitter. Like, all that stuff about cutting taxes, giving a marriage tax credit (LOL), removing the minimum wage (???), and more aggressive policing are bunk. Tha...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4564

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

I saw one video where the man recording was 2 feet from the car. It's kind of lame he didn't intervene. Those were two little girls. Video is important evidence, but some people today would watch a car run over a newborn and post it online rather than getting the baby out of the street. :boggled:

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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4564

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

That was terrible. I wish he let go of the stupid car. Maybe he couldn't...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9847

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I'm glad I got Moderna. It has a much higher mRNA load than Pfizer/BioNTech. The J&J/Janssen vaccine (weakened human adenovirus viral-vector) is much less effective overall, but it does have a very high effectiveness of preventing hospitalization and mortality. People can also have developed iim...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25306

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Two more mass shootings Friday night: Virginia Beach, VA - 10 shot, 2 dead (I think that includes the perpetrator) https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/shooting-reported-at-oceanfront-late-friday-large-police-presence/ Philadelphia, PA - 7 shot https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/0...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25306

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Face it, the only reason many care about mass shootings is that they might happen in their neighborhood. Whatever happens to "those people" in the ghetto is really of no concern to them. They may preach about it, but they don't want to get their hands dirty. That's exactly why the Parklan...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25306

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It would require background checks. Like looking at police records of who has been in contact with law enforcement for things like domestic disturbances or multiple DUIs. Republicans seem to have a mistrust and hatred for mental health care. They also do not want gun safety at all. They would rathe...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25306

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It's always easy to blame the family, when you shut down access to social and medical issues that could have helped them out. Medical and mental care in this country comes at a steep prices, and it not available to all. The easiest thing here would have been laws on background checks, waiting perio...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25306

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It’s a money problem. Good access to mental health care is only possible with a healthy bank account. Sure, you can go to a county institution, but the doctors there see too many patients and they just put you on medication and then you’re on your own again. We can’t prioritize access to regular he...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 4160

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: They should sign a bill funding a few more hospitals, ERs, and urgent care centers. What a joke of a state.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 21035

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

100%. It’s the shareholder value focus. Like I don’t understand the obsession. They have the talent, they just need the re focus like you’ve pointed out It won't happen, but the solution to Boeing's problems would be if Warren Buffet / Berkshire Hathaway were to buy them. Mr. Buffet is a strong bel...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 22609

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

I wish AA would do SRQ-MIA so I could connect to the Carib easier when I'm down in SRQ. Guess I'll still be riding to Tampa first.

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