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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6001

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The anti-immigration zealots seem to be tone deaf that the healthy US population graph is the result of a fairly open immigration policy. That healthy population is also essential if we are to continue to be able to compete with China and the rest of the world.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6001

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By 2020 Census

While I’m sure factors such as cost of living and socials spending impact birth rates at the margin, by and large it seems just an immutable trend across all developed countries that as they prosper and become better educated…people just prefer to have fewer or no children. No amount of extravagant...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 543707

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/11/southwe ... emand.html

Southwest notes decreases in booking and increases in cancellations, attributing as likely related to the Delta variant.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/11/southwe ... emand.html

Southwest notes decreases in booking and increases in cancellations, attributing as likely related to the Delta variant.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1109
Views: 159325

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

HP.. Thanks.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: IPCC Climate Change Report

The good news in the report is that when we stop putting CO2 in the atmosphere climate will respond within a few decades. Sea level rise happens slowly and perhaps centuries of rise is baked in. Musk: almost single handedly brought about the earlier electrification of surface travel on land. Bill an...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I have a friend who was hesitant about the vaccine, but did get it. A lot of her relatives did not. She was saying that she didn't think covid was all that bad. I suggested the proper statistic and comparison was 600,000 (17 months) dying from covid, whereas about 40,000 a year die from road acciden...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beaver plane crash in Alaska
Replies: 15
Views: 4181

Re: Beaver plane crash in Alaska

In the past 15 years, Alaska’s share of small commercial aircraft crashes has risen from roughly 20% of the country’s total to more than 40%, according to an investigation by nonprofit newsroom ProPublica in partnership with Alaskan radio station KUCB and Coast Alaska. While Alaska residents are mo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1109
Views: 159325

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

A basic naive question. As I have tried to understand the Amazon business model, the role of the fleet of planes has somewhat eluded me. Each of those planes carries tens (?) of thousands of packages, often each to a different individual. So what is the trip cost per package, say an average of 4 pou...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 764
Views: 165109

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Is it cheaper and/or more effective to do the actual monitoring or to monitor the monitors. Building permitting and monitoring is currently a monopoly of local governments, and they do a lousy job. Late, expensive, untimely, bureaucratic, and usually not protecting the buyers/users of the building. ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beaver plane crash in Alaska
Replies: 15
Views: 4181

Re: Beaver plane crash in Alaska

A lot of sight seeing flying throughout the world is risky. So the question may be how much risk will the FAA and other regulatory agencies allow people to take on. I could not afford it at the time, but I likely would have been willing to do a lot of risky flying in far off places.To some degree it...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of a smoke detector
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Death of a smoke detector

The first fire alarms available (I believe they were made by GE) had a 'physical' red flag that was released when the battery went low. So easy to use, and more importantly no chirping false alarms. I got one as soon as they came out. Years later, after spending more than a few middle of the nights ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3136

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Persuading people not to build in forest fire prone areas is not politically possible. About all that could be done is for the state and county to declare that fire protection cannot and will not be provided. And fat chance of that happening.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16492

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

The insurance likely covers the building, not the land. That later likely is not covered. (Sea level rise eventually will affect the value of the land, and that would be separate insurance coverage.) Hence, the HOA insurance coverage most likely covers loss of building, each owners separate insuranc...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42955

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What we have spend in the mid-east would have brought the US infrastructure to A or A+ condition. Which, in turn, would have raised GDP, employed millions of people, and prepared us for the serious challenges which lie ahead. Instead, left devastation in the mid east and in the US. We could have use...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The Delta variant may be almost as bad as a new epidemic starting. The evidence is mounting up against us. I just finished reading Anthro-Vision by a PhD anthropologist, both academic and FT reporter/editor. She also discusses the role anthro has in corporate and high tech business. One chapter disc...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 259841

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

An international standards group must, in my view, define what the US, EU, and China will require in the new automated flight deck/control. The project is too complex and undefined for any company to spend tens of billions$$ coming up with what could be an half ass solution. The definition of what i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3810

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Back in the old days I was an Eisenhower Republican. There are about no right wing Republican party members who would support or endorse him anymore. Moderate or progressive Republicans are being kicked out of the party, I think 'primaried' is what it is being called. What's left is fairly indisting...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 151
Views: 12981

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Anthro-Vision, a book by a woman anthropologist discussions life and business in terms of anthropology. She notes how tribalism, customs, and cultures in Africa worsened the Ebola epidemic, and was not made better by the tribalism, customs and cultures of the rich countries wanting to help. With the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 259841

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

As the CEO said "..... we can sustain all the important investments that I think investors are counting on from the Boeing Company ...." Somehow some of us wished he said he could sustain making the world's best planes, but he didn't then and doesn't now.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It's pretty clear that if you want to be careful, you wear mask indoors except in your home. Well no. Masks are for protecting others, remember ? If you want to be careful, you need to force everyone around to wear a mask. That's the big problem and why this "flip-flopping" happens, not j...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4535

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

A study of intra-Hawaiian warfare would seem to indicate that Hawaii was not a unitary kingdom. By the way, I would avoid the adjective 'stone age' as it really does not add information to 'tribe'.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

Indeed the military usually supports 'patriating' our (and their) allies in these situations.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"
Replies: 61
Views: 5711

Re: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"

To add; Nuclear is a high risk high reward play. If it works out you got the cheapest way of creating electricity. Renewable are less cheaper but less risky. Wind or solar installation are less risky and easier to manage. Businesses tend to dislike high risks… Another consideration is that electric...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

The US has repeatedly gone on with wars and faux nation building. A lot of naïve defense and state department people persuade locals to fight our war and then are abandoned. And it is usually Republicans but not always who abandon them. Remember we fought and destroyed an admittedly semi-dysfunction...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air orders 100 hybrid electric Cessna Caravans
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Re: Surf Air orders 100 hybrid electric Cessna Caravans

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4535

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Texis, IIRC, is the only red state that sends more money to Washington than it gets back.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4535

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

In a theocracy, god's book may reign, but it is always as interpreted by the reigning ruler. Always.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2270
Views: 307294

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Glacier has an extensive internal shuttle system. It has been one of the features for years. From Seattle you can book a roomette in the afternoon on the Empire Builder one day, arrive at the park in the next morning, shuttle around the park for two days including the Highway to the Sun, catch the e...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44747

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/cruise-ships-have-returned-to-seattle-is-that-a-good-thing-heres-a-primer-on-the-issues-facing-the-cruise-industry/ A very much first stab at summarizing a variety of issues involving the cruise industry in Seattle/SE Alaska. I think you will find it a worthw...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

It's only okay if white republicans do it. /sarcasm. While the law, and the selective enforcement, are quite questionable, I don't think Cuban are white? Aren't they Latino? Who is 'white' is an interesting sociological issue. And those in the 'white' tribe vary across the US. Latinos can become wh...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4535

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

It won't work for the same reasons Lincoln opposed succession 160+ years ago. And roughly speaking that is because it would be never ending, until all states 'succeeded'. And the South would no more be able to establish an enduring union that the various '..stans' or other failed states/governments ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennessee abandons vaccine outreach to minors — not just for COVID-19
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Tennessee abandons vaccine outreach to minors — not just for COVID-19

Anybody directly connected with Tennessee aware of any undercurrent and movement toward sense. Certainly the Country Music Establishment is not anti-science. Dolly Parton actually helped finance some of the research toward vaccines. The University of the South seems to do admirable things (a little ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

simple BLDM. Black lives don't matter. Right wing people do. Laws are written for the later and against the former.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 10236

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

250 miles would get most small towns to a regional or major airport. The 'knock on' affect of that could result in most regional flights to larger airports could be up gauged.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 58779

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

The world wants to know ....... can Boeing build planes?

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

No medicine doesn't have a side effect. It sounds almost like bad grammar, but it isn't. Any medicine, supplement, even food or exercise that can affect your health for the better can in different people, different doses, opposite sex, age etc affect your health for the worse. In the case of medici...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1792

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

I thought I had read that a Monday-Friday daylight hours stock market is not the entire reality of stock trading anymore. So a question, do major international banks and other companies have 24-7 traders and monitors of the world news.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I long ago gave up on banks and use a credit union, accounts and credit cards. Two CUs in fact. When I was in the country it was 5-6 miles away. Now in the city, 3 blocks. I can access (and pay) on line, by phone, or in person.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Minimal outbreaks: testing, tracking, isolation, and targeted lock downs are effective.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 89279

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

At what point in the flight (takeoff) were they when the 2nd engine began to fail? Given their altitude how much maneuvering would they have been able to do?

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Politics is how large groups of people govern themselves. In a sense everything is political, and we need to honor those who are willing to do the job.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It is probably time for unvaccinated people to be asked/told they are unwelcome. Those medically advised to not vaccinate can be accommodated, and lets get the next younger group vaccinated. Trump rightfully can be proud of his administrations enabling vaccine development to happen and get funded so...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 151
Views: 12981

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

There is nothing stopping white folks, nor Texans, nor Republican, nor Southern Baptists scholars nor anyone else willing to write and publish on CRT. In fact it should be welcomed. What could stop them is a willingness to be truthful and document what they have to say. We would all benefit from a p...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 102266

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The US did not so much reject AZ, as come to the conclusion that they would not need it. We do need to approve it as a matter of global politics. I also observe that it is a really good vaccine, not better nor as good though as the three the US has approved.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3425

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Oddly enough some of us remember when Chiang Kai-Shek assured the world that there was only one China, and he was the rightful ruler. He also asserted that Tibet was part of China. There are aboriginal native people in Taiwan (they may be early ancestors of the Polynesians), whose culture was overwh...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207852

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Less than 1% of those infected, hospitalized, and died in some studies in the US are among the fully vaccinated. It probably is safe to assume that similar figures exist for the hospitalized. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/561585-fauci-more-than-99-of-people-who-died-from-covid-19-in-june-wer...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3425

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

No president will ever discuss, comment, opine on this subject. Even Trump, IIRC, offered no tweets. Unfortunately our best strategy is an industrial policy which offsets much of our utter dependence on Taiwan and the PRC. Republicans may reluctantly go along. But some profess love for Xi.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16492

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Boards, at least in Washington State, have a lot of power. They can be voted out at the annual meeting, or even recalled. But in our state boards have the responsibility to fund the reserve fund. If ours did not, I could take them to court. If fellow owners elected another board they still would hav...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16492

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Best memorial would be good condo laws and regulations with regard to inspections and more important required reserves for funding needed maintenance. "Champlain Regulations require ..... " would be written in every condo and co-op operating statements. No further explanation would be need...

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