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by wingman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106452

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

Whatever shred of respect I had left for this country yesterday is gone today. When one of two political parties willfully cheers on this wanton destruction of our core values, and their followers goad them to ever greater depths of moral depravity it means to me that the United States has just a be...

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by wingman
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Koreans Losing Respect For America After Trump and COVID
Replies: 36
Views: 2460

Re: Koreans Losing Respect For America After Trump and COVID

Everyone outside the US lost respect for this country in the past year. I did too and I live here.

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by wingman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10252

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

Why didn't he land in the emergency airplane runway in the middle?

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by wingman
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if John McCain Became President in 2000
Replies: 27
Views: 2324

Re: What if John McCain Became President in 2000

The biggest impact would’ve been Sarah Palin becoming Vice President. I think that would’ve had the dubious effect of numbing Americans to the presence of true bat shit craziness in a position of leadership. Who knows how that would’ve impacted our experience with Trump. It’s very possible he might’...

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by wingman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for COVID-19

He's locked up in a cabin with 3 ounces of blow, aqua lips from Fox News, and a sawed off Mossberg. I have a feeling he's going to call the race for the old man. Total War at 11.

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by wingman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4340

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

You restore faith by strength and determination. Not saying that if the Syrian regime crosses a red line you will act and then not act. Or allowing Putin take over Crimea (after saying GWB had wrong Russia policy). Or giving billions to a terrorist regime like Iran and in exchange funding terrorism...

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by wingman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15731

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

zrs70 wrote:
Sorry, I thought this was about bodily functions!


I thought I'd finally made the 1%. Nothing quite satisfies like the first epic release at 35,000 feet following a brekky of deviled eggs and a bloody maria. Umm, umm umm.

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by wingman
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 67907

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Incredible launch tonight and successful landing of Stage 1 again. Four new astronauts inbound to the Space Station now.

Another cool tidbit on the crew, it's diversity central today with a woman, the Japanese guy, a black guy, and the token white dude. That has to be a first.

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by wingman
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106452

Re: Official Election thread

On Fox News there's a headline blaring out "Huge Crowds of MAGA Fans Descend on Washington DC". The in the article they explain that hundreds of MAGA fans have assembled including a dozen Proud Boys. Hilarious. Then on the BBC they add, "MAGA fans swarm Trump's motorcade as he makes h...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207949

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Is this another advantage with national health care services while EU countries has been putting a huge amounts of funding and in practice taken the risk for the vaccine project going forward? Is it possible for a private owned insurance company to risk the same way? I'm not sure sure I'd go as far...

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by wingman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207949

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

On a side note, I find it quite symbolic that this epic achievement (I hope it truly is that) comes from a transatlantic partnership between two companies led by highly talented immigrants to their respective countries. Greeks and Turks to boot, go figure.

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by wingman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106452

Re: Official Election thread

I was answering the post stating Trump added $3 trillion to the debt by stating Obama added $10 trillion. Neither are admirable, but who wants to act to bring it under control? Neither are admirable? One literally spent every dollar he could to save the United States economy, and likely the world's...

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by wingman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 30783

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Pfizer confirms Trump and Pence were the driving forces behind their vaccine work: https://www.yahoo.com/news/pence-breaks-silence-credit-pfizer-142719638.html Nothing lifts my spirits more than direct and total repudiation of Trump Administration caca-doody. 70 more days of lies and bullshit from t...

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by wingman
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106452

Re: Official Election thread

In Texas basically the suburbs turned more blue at least for the presidential election anyway (Collin County and Williamson County are the two best examples...there is also Fort Bend County near Houston). However, Biden underperformed in heavy hispanic areas - which was the main reason why he could...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Ballot Initiatives
Replies: 40
Views: 2031

Re: 2020 Ballot Initiatives

This thread is underrated. Looks like a lot of good stuff passing. Special congrats to Oregon for being the first state to decriminalize the use of all drugs! As if the state’s not crazy enough already! Justice Brandeis called states “laboratories in democracy”; well I guess meth labs are a form of...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5718

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

So as I said, California doesn't work for working or middle class people. It works for Tech billionaires or people with inherited wealth. It's clear you fall into the latter category. You really are a strange person - Your hero, Donald Trump, is the perfect example of everything you claim to dispar...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106452

Re: Official Election thread

And if the GOP would follow Ronald Reagan and Bush 1 and Bush 2 efforts to find a reasonable compromise on immigration, the GOP would never lose a national election. Both parties cater to fringe groups and ignore most of the people in the country. And both waste too much time telling us what to fea...

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by wingman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5718

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

This is a fast read and pretty unbiased in presenting the facts. The cost of living is too high and it's not really the taxes that drive people out, it's the cost of rent or buying a home. It's why I left for Portland but no question, I still love California and go there often for business and pleas...

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by wingman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5718

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

People have been predicting the death of California and the West Coast for decades. Granted, we are on fire, but we won't fail because Gene Simmons sells his mansions. In fact, the transaction itself is a great sign that the market for ultra high net worth buyers and sellers is thriving. What's disa...

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by wingman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3663

Re: Tony Bobulinski

And what of Extender? He sounded dead certain that the entire Biden clan would be executed for treason before election night. Just two nights left and there are stories of Insane Clown Posses in pick up trucks surrounding Biden campaign buses in order to carry out the President's orders. Stay safe J...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 7219

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

I don't think that is the full story behind why there are such wealth gap, but that is how some see it. To compete against it the Democratic party must offee its own alternative explanation to the structural problem abd offer a solution to the problem instead of just trying to redistribute the weal...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 7219

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

I think a large group of voters voted for Trump as a protest candidate against the "usual" suspects who run the country and the world. A lot of families have gotten nothing good from US government policy in 50 years. All they did is sacrifice and lose ground while the rich know-it-alls on...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1381

Re: Rip Sean Connery

Wherever he is I hope he's surrounded by Pussy Galore.

And who might you be?

Pussy...Pussy Galore

I must be dreaming


When I heard those lines I knew he'd get knighted.

RIP Sir, going to see your films as a child was as exciting as the first day of summer, such exquisite anticipation.

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by wingman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3663

Re: Tony Bobulinski

The people that keep pushing this story are so embarrassed bye their own stupidity and gullibility that they see no other option except to persevere. On an X/Y chart this would depict the Law of Diminishing IQ where the longer the numb-nut pushes the story the more he or she cements their IQ score i...

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by wingman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Budget Outlook
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Re: US Budget Outlook

We should do whatever the hell Clinton did. He operated for at least half his presidency with the GOP running the Senate and House. Blowjob-gate notwithstanding that collection did something right. Taxes were higher but people still had jobs and made money, and the country was on track to financial ...

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by wingman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3663

Re: Tony Bobulinski

Even the WSJ, the only real journalism in the Murdoch-GOP propaganda empire is running as fast as it can from this story. It all hinges on an unverified meeting at a hotel where Joe was already staying to give a speech that Putin and Trump suggest led directly to massive payouts from China. But zero...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2211

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

Let’s see, a vehicle designed to go to remote off-the-grid locations on batteries. Anyone see anything wrong there? I’m certain this vehicle was designed exclusively to go up and down Moscow Central Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. Personally, I’d take the new Dodge TRX as the ultimate swan song sayonara...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Giants at Eagles
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Giants at Eagles

I saw the one highlight of the Giants QB face-planting 20 yards from a wide open end zone. I think that captured the moment perfectly.

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by wingman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 295
Views: 26039

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

Or the NYT can produce the document they are using for their reporting. It's being reported, in the same vein as the previous NYT story, that the President of the United States maintains... a Chinese bank account, albeit an inactive one. inactive until he became President..... In 2017, the company ...

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by wingman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump potential campaign funding from Exxon
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: Trump potential campaign funding from Exxon

I think that a Trump win would be great for us in Europe. We can only profit from the demise of the US as the dominant world power. The shift has already occurred, it only needs to be validated. We're all fed up of hearing Americans bragging about everything while they are destroying our planet eve...

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by wingman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump potential campaign funding from Exxon
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: Trump potential campaign funding from Exxon

He'll need plenty of money to get his Big Macs and milkshakes smuggled into Terre Haute. Man, the thought of seeing his fat ass marched into the klink alongside Don Don Jr and Ivanka makes me giddy. I mean, here he is yet again, on the eve of an election, directly stating his intent to violate feder...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16151

Re: Political Position (Guns)

This goes to say that there is more to mass homicide than just guns alone. Sure, yes. Mental illness is factor, probably the biggest one next to high capacity semi autos. But that was my point, the French and Japanese probably have the same relative rate of mental illness that Americans do. They bl...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16151

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Before we do anything, fund a freaking research institution to carry STUDY THE ROOT CAUSES of gun violence before making any legislation. I'm tired of hearing that gun control alone will make gun violence disappear. There is more that makes people want to kill each other besides the easy access to ...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

The is the whole problem in a nutshell. People say stuff and are convinced it is right (even if not true) and don't seem to care nor listen to others that try to add information. People just keep spouting whatever will try to reinforce the point they are trying to make and get other like-minded peo...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16151

Re: Political Position (Guns)

People that don't understand the meaning of the words "amendment" or "interpration" have a severely impaired cognitive function. The constitution can be changed to bring it in line with modern sensibilities and to rectify interpretations that do grievous harm to people and societ...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16151

Re: Political Position (Guns)

extender wrote:
And just like that, off the rails we go.


A friendly and respectful exchange of ideas would only seem off the rails to an extreme ideologue with severely impaired cognitive function.

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese government to allow "special working hour system" in Shenzhen
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Chinese government to allow "special working hour system" in Shenzhen

China is the way of the future. I hope they bring their Rope and Noose Initiative to Oregon soon, I can't wait!

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Where was your concern about publishing stolen information when the New York Times was disclosing Trump's tax information? They had verified sources, with material tracing that could be proved. The post had none of that, and could not provide verified sourcing of the emails. In other words, it is a...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16151

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Private gun ownership should be legal, and gun/bullet ownership should be carefully regulated. We should have background checks, waiting periods, and find some method to know who is responsible for each gun in the country (yes, I know there are millions). Breaking these rules should carry very hars...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

I am not aware of any claims that the NYPost story was not vetted Also that's media not social media It is both in this day and age. The unvetted and very suspect story was not vetted by NYPost, but a bunch of russian trolls, trolls, and political hacks that don't care about the truth just spread i...

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by wingman
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Kt seems this NYP story is unraveling quickly. First, it contains many hallmarks of professional intelligence disinformation work. See this story here and the opinions cited therein regarding the signs: https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-laptop-real-fake-russian-intelligence-2020-10 Next, this co...

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by wingman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Probed Barr on Probe, Hilarity Ensued
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Trump Probed Barr on Probe, Hilarity Ensued

Famous probe on Russian probe ends after Trump probes Barr without desired effect. Trump asked Barr to incarcerate Biden before the election without any indictment in hand. This was reminiscent of Trump asking the world to lock up Hillary for something but no one was sure what. I wanted to post a li...

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by wingman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22360

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

I found an interesting link on predicted fuel burn for a whole bunch of widebodies (but no A380). It helps to talk to numbers: https://www.aircraft-commerce.com/sample_article_folder/121_FLTOPS_A.pdf I've never seen that detailed of an analysis before, thanks for posting. I guess within its ideal c...

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by wingman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WTO backs tariffs on U.S. goods over Boeing subsidies
Replies: 25
Views: 4339

Re: WTO backs tariffs on U.S. goods over Boeing subsidies

LOL, so let the US government subsidize the Boeing 797 $3.5 billion, and then forget about the whole thing. The other way round.... Airbus would need to get a billion to be even. Best regards Thomas How do you figure? 7.5 - 4 = 3.5. I know Germans are good at math but you're not that good that this...

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by wingman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 8089

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

You mean the right for two consenting adults to sign a contract, regardless of gender? That "special" right? C'mon, man..... I think what GF his saying is that equality is better left up to the states. This is why I don't see Americans ever coming back from Trump. Trump made us all realiz...

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by wingman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eleven Foot Eight
Replies: 59
Views: 4752

Re: Eleven Foot Eight

There’s a tunnel in Brisbane that, when it detects an overheight vehicle, projects a hologram of a closed entrance. Pretty neat trick. Also, shows hitting bridges is a universal problem. It’s a very ingenious system, it projects a stop sign on a curtain of water. Unless the driver is having a strok...

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by wingman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 94450

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

Knowing how to get out of a stall in whatever kind of aircraft you are flying would be considered an essential skill. Indeed. Would not be easy to recover if something kept raising the nose, would it? You mean MCAS or Pierre Bonin? The point is the same in either case - with perfectly sound equipme...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 94450

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

It seems clear there has to be a balance in automation and core skill maintenance. Every single Airbus fatality in its history has been officially blamed on incompetent piloting, nearly of them happening despite the benefits of the greatest cockpit technology ever devised. Then you have Asisana at S...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eleven Foot Eight
Replies: 59
Views: 4752

Re: Eleven Foot Eight

That’s a famous overpass we’ll known to car crash video junkies, featured on many YT series. Note how the bastards buttressed the underside with solid steel I-beams and left nary a special warning behind except the usual height sign. I have a feeling there’s a collection of DOT stoners watching that...

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by wingman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3916

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

I think everyone's missing the point here, which is to show the symbiotic relationship between prospefity and kovfefe and how in combination they are a force more powerful than democracy itself. On its own kovfefe is a half-baked idea, something only lunatics and power-hungry megalomaniacs would twe...

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