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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21279

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Apparently, at 15:00 GMT, Michel Barnier will give an update on the state of the negotiations.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Votes of Black Americans Should Be x 2 - Says The Nation
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: The Votes of Black Americans Should Be x 2 - Says The Nation

And I still don't grasp how a money payment can be seen as political speech. And how is people giving money to Hisbollah not free speech? Looking up a review on that matter, the SCOTUS has consistently found that "knowingly giving material support" to organizations that use "politica...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Votes of Black Americans Should Be x 2 - Says The Nation
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: The Votes of Black Americans Should Be x 2 - Says The Nation

Now to the core idea of 2 votes. There is a very provocative problem in that at the start of this country, slaves got 3/5 of a vote ,and women got none. No slave got to vote. They were only counted as 3/5ths of a person for representation (by white land owning males or course!). Tugg The Northerner...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Do you think everything gets sampled and checked arriving into the EU now, I read elsewhere only about 5% of goods arriving are actually checked, most are declared via electronic means and most checks are done randomly or intelligence lead checks The unscrupulous are always going to find ways of ge...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A101 wrote:
seahawk wrote:

With a no deal scenario there is no reason to honour the WA.


I would be happy for them to rescind the WA, but me think Brussels would be up in arms as it also means ending the financial obligations as part of the WA


The EU will remember. Any time UK asks for a favor.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Well actually it doesn't that is a Brussels mandate. there is nothing in WTO rules that say that there has to be a customs border post. its a political decsion by the EC You're bringing up a point which is completely moot. Yes, the WTO doesn't say shit about any border posts. Yet it is in the inter...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

If substandard crap from China enters the EU, the NI border could be *the* gateway for such products. And so......... And so... the EU will be the one putting up/making sure there is an enforceable border. Right? Tugg Right. The question is just where that enforced border will be. Between both Irel...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Well actually it doesn't that is a Brussels mandate. there is nothing in WTO rules that say that there has to be a customs border post. its a political decsion by the EC You're bringing up a point which is completely moot. Yes, the WTO doesn't say shit about any border posts. Yet it is in the inter...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 34970

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Next launch attempt for Delta IV Heavy - NROL-44 is Sunday Sep. 27 at 12:10am EDT (4:10am UTC). Current forecast is 60% chance, cloud cover being the main issue. Tugg Out of sheer lack of knowledge on my side: Why is cloud cover, or other non-TS weather phenomena, holding up rocket launches? Curiou...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

We would be the only nation in the world who doesn’t have control over its waters (excluding EU countries). Its more than a question of fish and you just don’t seem to get it. I’ll say it again. Does Mexico control the US’s fishing waters because of NAFTA? Putting the lamprey back into the fridge.....

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

UK was willing to smooth over competition. We have got a point about fishing waters though, no way can the EU be allowed to have control over our fishing waters if we are no longer in the EU, regardless of how much it contributes to our economy. And so England was sovereign again, and the Queen pro...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

UK was willing to smooth over competition. We have got a point about fishing waters though, no way can the EU be allowed to have control over our fishing waters if we are no longer in the EU, regardless of how much it contributes to our economy. And so England was sovereign again, and the Queen pro...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The ECHR isn't an EU body so Brexit has nothing to do with it. Is has as members such fine democracies as Russia and Turkey, surely these countries aren't very much constrained by it ? UK has to guarantee the rights in the ECHR to the population of Northern Ireland, thanks to the Good Friday Agreem...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Tugger wrote:
His Twitter stream is nuts....

Tugg


I just hope there will neither be violence nor assassinations.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 34970

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

I understand that the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy cost much less than the rockets from ULA. Do the ULA vehicles have any advantages over the Falcon products? (Beyond being a second source.) I haven't time to really look it up, so don't quote me... Differences are the payload dimensions - while FH...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I'll bet on a comeback of the Reliant Robin...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

It'll be someone else cash thst is just 'resting' in his bank account. Anyway where would he go? North Korea and a tete a tete with Rocket Man.. ...there is already some fitting real estate for him: The "Hotel of Doom" with its 3000 rooms and five revolving restaurants... https://edition....

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Someone will explain to Trump that a civil war and chaos isn't good for his kind of business, and he will forget the idea. Claiming he won for the rest of his life is good enough. Depends in how many buildings get burned to the ground, doesn't it? I think it depends on whether Mr. Trump has enough ...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Why does the UK keep coming back to the negotiating table? Something isn’t adding up. The biggest flaw of democracy is that you get elected if you're popular. Competence and knowledge won't get you elected. Mr. Alexander de Pfeffel just puts up a show and wants to prove he's battling the EU until t...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rocket engine service life
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Rocket engine service life

Just a few things: - I don't think any rocket engine has run for more than 20 minutes without any overhaul. If any engine has topped this, they should be the RS-25 of Space Shuttle fame, and the AJ10 which propelled the Apollo Service Module towards the cheese ball. - LH and LOX are much more engine...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Anyway, seems things are moving a bit in Brussels: The UK has reportedly given ground on the LPF demand from the EU and is now accepting the principle that it will lose tariff free Single Market access if it no longer fulfiills the conditions set for it: a sort of a guillotine clause just like the ...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

or even “Do your own research.” (a favourite for any conspiracist). How I absolutely, viscerally, hate that. When I google "5G health risks", I usually land on some wingnut dingnut dampnut website peddling bullshit. Going for "electromagnetic radiation health hazards review" usu...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Arbitration : create a court with half ECJ, half UK supreme court judges. No thanks. No special treatment for the UK. The EFTA court already exists, they can join that. If UK has to adhere to EU standards, then disputes must logically be settled at the ECJ. Imagine a court that is set up by the EU ...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

https://twitter.com/ericfidler/status/1 ... 53312?s=21


And some of them have bulletproof vests. They're preparing for shootings.
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bgm wrote:
MAGA protesters in D.C. last night tore the Black Lives Matter banner off of D.C.'s oldest Black Methodist Church and burned it in the street.

https://twitter.com/ericfidler/status/1 ... 53312?s=21


And some of them have bulletproof vests. They're preparing for shootings.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Talks will continue, BBC just said. Has this nightmare not an end? Just wondering, what position did the BBC take? How do they cover Brexit, it this point seems almost impossible to cover it relatively neutral? I think BBC is pretty much neutral. Their commentators (like Laura Kuenssberg and Katya ...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

LabQuest wrote:
How many extended deadlines does this make now?

I don't think its ever going to actually happen.


Don't worry, the transition period is fixed by law - December 31st.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Talks will continue, BBC just said.

Has this nightmare not an end?

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by flyingturtle
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The whole charade so expertly executed by the UK premier, Bonzo Garbonzo, shall have an end tomorrow evening. :yuck:

I just hope my UK friends won't suffer much. :crying:

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by flyingturtle
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Even if Texas was only attacking a few states, if the Supreme Court had gone with it then all 50 elections would be thrown out as a result. The amicus brief by the Montana AG (the state voted for Trump) mentioned the thorny issue that Montana, like Pennsylvania, changed voting procedures due to Cov...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Arion640 wrote:
The UK’s finally a self governing nation again.


It hasn't been one before?

I guess you haven't in any relationship of any kind. Because being in a relationship means giving up some self-governance.

Shush.

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I sadly think that UK has a great chance to create their own "Dolchstoßlegende" if it is not already the case. UK Brexiteers seems to explain everything special the fall of the empire on EU since 20 years back. In this context, I often have to think of James Bond movies. Proud Britain at ...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181018

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

M Johnsson tried to side step EU and its 27 members and only go with the big Germany and France; France and Germany said no. https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1371150/brexit-latest-news-eu-uk-trade-talks-boris-johnson-merkel-macron-barnier-no-deal-brexit ROFL. The WTO principle, that preferen...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian freighters as military freighter
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: Civilian freighters as military freighter

Armored vehicles (like MRAPs) are sometimes sent by civilian air freight. Helicopters too. Lots of palletized cargo. Due to the equipment needed, these flights operate mostly between civilian airports. I have not yet seen pictures of the USAF using a pallet lift to load/unload a 747. It's a civilian...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

how can people continue to entertain the notion of electoral fraud having been committed? Maybe it's the "Bad things cannot happen to good people!!!!" mindset... This action does not impact the Senate runoff races in Georgia. But yes, I would like to see a little more hands-on action from...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

More red states joining in with Texas to throw out electoral college votes in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. 17 red states join Texas' lawsuit to throw out blue states' ballots — even though some had the same voting rules (Source: Yahoo! News) Trump tells Georgia Attorney General C...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Per your point it is actually interesting trump confiscated bump stocks (weapons attachment) and there was little to no outcry from Rs of "cOnFiScAtIoN!" Well, the power of (r) in action. Best regards Thomas Republicans don't care when un-Republican measures come from the Republican side....

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sudan to Become a Secular State
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Sudan to Become a Secular State

Could we do this with Texas ? Texas is a theocracy, who knew? The U.S. is in a romance with (evangelical) Christianism. Imagine the firestorm if a presidential candidate said he believed in Allah the Great - even if the U.S. has a wholly secular constitution which expressly forbids favoring one rel...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Actually, if both engines had provided adequate thrust I think it could've worked out. Note how fast Falcon 9 deccelarates on landing. Good question if the 3rd engine was meant to only fire during lift-off. Reducing the number of active engines is one important way SpaceX rokkits are controlling th...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

mxaxai wrote:
Seeing the engines gimbal all over the place is impressive. Turning from horizontal to vertical was incredibly fast, I'm not sure if I'd want to be a passenger on that. :yuck:


BUT IT'S THE FUTURE OF AVIAT.. SPACE EXPLOD... RATION! :old:

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

In the very end, the flame looked green. Which could be fuel starvation.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

AMAZING!!!!

So surreal, the grain silo floating gently through the air.

I watched the whole flight like the biggest, grinning, salivating idiot. :drool:

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Apparently, somebody with artificial wings and an "engine" strayed into the restricted airspace.

New lift-off time will be at 22:40 UTC, as per SpaceX.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sudan to Become a Secular State
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Sudan to Become a Secular State

That's good to hear!

The only good states are secular ones. Only a secular state, favoring no religion, can guarantee religious freedom.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Once the fuel is pumped through, what actually triggers the ignition? Is it a mechanism in the raptor itself, the actual combustion of mixing the fuels, or is it something on the launch pad that triggers the ignition? Because the Raptor engines must be able to re-light in space, there is no externa...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

I recall some years ago going into McDonald's. I asked for a Cheese Quarter pounder. The guy looked blank. I then asked for a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. He understood that. For people like that policies by picture book and goodies and baddies will always win out. Sadly there are millions of voter...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian doomsday plane targeted by thieves
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Russian doomsday plane targeted by thieves

Russia has four Il-80 planes that serve as flying command posts, and maintain communication links with submarines and other military forces. Well... "The thieves managed to open the highly classified aircraft’s cargo hatch and make off with 39 pieces of radio equipment. They have not been caugh...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106297

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

When will America learn? *sigh* I will repeat that the only logical outcome of Bush v. Gore (2000) would have been invalidating all the results in all the states - until the right to vote is respected and protected under the very same, national standard. That some peeps regard mail-in ballots as &qu...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Tugger wrote:
:( And abort at ignition ...


Note for next time... it doesn't suffice to expel white stuff through the nozzles. It needs to be ignited, too. :old:

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67853

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

There's a tentative SpaceX countdown already going for Sneight's high altitude test hop tomorrow morning... https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/ It's 'bout to get hot 'n fiery down in Texas... Looks like they are filling the tanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqL7z70Bqww Yes. And the two N...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97
Replies: 24
Views: 2067

Re: Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97

RIP, Chuck. These old test pilots had interesting biographies.

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