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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4975

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

bpatus297 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
bpatus297 wrote:

It varies state to state, but in all but three states there are nonmedical exemptions for religious or philosophical reasons. Per the CDC.


Yes, that too. The emotional opposition is totally unfounded.


In your opinion.


No, based on simple logic.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6235

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I get that Southern CA has awesome weather and are really nice places (particularly San Diego), but I don't equate having the highest average home price to being undervalued. I get that it is nuanced and varies per neighborhood, but I wouldn't ever say the housing values are fine. If the market is ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4975

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

This statement makes no sense - similar opinions have not caught like wildfire in reference to needing proof of Tb clearance or measles vaccination to enroll in university or elementary school. There is no 'wow' here - equating public health measures with rollback of individual liberties is tantamo...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6235

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

You think the housing values in CA are fine? That's interesting. Given how little housing has been built in Orange and LA counties since the 1990s, a lot of owners there feel the market is pretty undervalued. I get that Southern CA has awesome weather and are really nice places (particularly San Di...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6235

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. If you separate retirees, that percentage is right around 100. Cheap states are cheap states fo...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6235

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Is having a state that will be emptied out of working class, and average middle class folks and left just with posh-college techies, one-percenters, Hollywood and Pro-sport millionaires, and a large subsidy dependent underclass (I include California farmers here), really positive? Nobody in the sta...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4975

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

That is absolutely and totally NOT what the Founding Fathers, or any of the 18th and 19th Century Enlightment ever would have envisioned. This idea of "me me me" is a recent phenomenon. People in the early 20th century would not bat an eyelash at the government telling them to vote, or to...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4975

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

The German government has come to the conclusion they have no choice but to restrict activities of the unvaccinated and possibly mandate compulsory jabs if parliament decides it's prudent. Only those who have been vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will be allowed in restaurants, cinemas, ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30921

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

F27500 wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
The plane can’t take full fuel, passengers and cargo due to its limitations.


So .. scheduling the wrong plane for the mission, then?


Nah, it's called winter. The headwinds are mighty strong.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6235

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

L410Turbolet wrote:
What's the big deal about living in CA (unless one lives on the coast)?


For people who love the outdoors, it has all on offer the Pacific Northwest does (and more), just with far less rain. And probably the best state overall for any GA pilot who tires of flat boredom.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4975

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Good. It's either that or turn them away from the hospitals. The former is the more ethical way to go about it while ensuring that their selfishness and lack of social solidarity doesn't weigh on society as a whole too much. Wow. I tell you what, I don’t much subscribe to the whole Chinese lab-leak...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems

Controlled trials are the way to demonstrate this. In pop culture, there are a lot false rumors that imply causation (I was in the military in 1982, then my liver had a problem in 2019.). Yeah, and 37 years more age on your body may also be a factor. Data indicate the problem is more common among y...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

There are also questions of legality in his registration - as he registered to vote in PA last year using an in-law's address. His residence is NJ.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11196

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Isn't the underlying reasoning here a little bit circular? We have more guns than people, because we need to protect ourselves from the bad guys who have guns, because we have more guns than people. I'd be happy to get rid of my guns the second every single criminal is disarmed. That's never going ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11196

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Are there any reasons why the US is the only country in the developed world where anyone has a real sense that they need to own a gun for protection? More guns here than people, for starters. Bad guys already have guns and always will. Police are minutes away when you need them on a good day. Are t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4975

Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

The German government has come to the conclusion they have no choice but to restrict activities of the unvaccinated and possibly mandate compulsory jabs if parliament decides it's prudent. Only those who have been vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will be allowed in restaurants, cinemas, l...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems

ItnStln wrote:
I had a former coworker who was healthy, got the jab and had a heart attack within two weeks.


There is no reason to believe this is vaccine-related. Your coworker was not ‘healthy’ if they had a major coronary event - which can be caused by any number of conditions.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Yes, the knife does matter. It's called armed robbery so the cop was justified in shooting the perpetrator. He was fired to appease the PC crowd. Hopefully he sues and gets reinstated. You never watched the video did you? I did, so lets recap: The perpetrator was armed, just committed an armed robb...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

She was also 16 when this first started. She had no marketable skills or other choices. Ever heard the phrase "between a rock and a hard place"? A lot of people don't have marketable skills or choices, yet manage to survive without getting involved in the sex trade! She was working as a s...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

It's completely nuts, it makes no sense when you can find multiple videos of people shoplifting in California, walking out of the stores past security with bin liners full of crap and nobody lifts a finger to stop them. Yeah, I've seen that. Where is the Police in those situations, right? And here ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

It's a really strange parallel universe where being manhandled by Prince Andrew is deemed to be "having the time of one's life". :yuck: Indeed, there is no accounting for taste . . . :vomit: Passing judgments of a person's experience and character off a moment in a photo, knowing nothing ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 1762

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

Many who are bullies I suspect have psychological or mental health problems. Jail or more accurately a Juvenal detention center will just make them worse. Best would be to remove the disruptive bullies and place them in special schools or classrooms where they with their parents, trained persons ca...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

dmg626 wrote:
Store won’t have to worry about anymore shoplifters for a while


That makes no sense logically - the cop who killed the shoplifter is kaput. :sarcastic:

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 1762

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/02/school-bullies-could-face-three-years-jail-new-french-law/ In my opinion children has no place in jail in any civilised country! I really don't see what exactly this is meant to improve, and honestly it reeks of the usual pandering to the masses by ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

How many years of psychiatry have you practiced to be able to definitively opine on a victim's state of mind? A loaded question for sure. Just because I'm not a pyschiatrist doesn't mean I'm wrong. :D Passing judgments of a person's experience and character off a moment in a photo, knowing nothing ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Watched the video, this is insane. I don't think that in ANY COUNTRY aside from the USA, or maybe Canada, a police officer would even think of pulling out a weapon in this case. This guy was on a mobility scooter, FFS. It's not like he was going to get away, or could put up a fight. This is murder....

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

All this over a toolbox. The suspect lost his life for stealing one item, and the cop lost his job for excessive force. A shooting over just shoplifting will always be disproportional violence, no matter how you put it. The offence is in no way related to the level of violence here. Hopefully, this...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6235

NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

We all heard the narrative over the last year and a half that the pandemic accelerated a burgeoning exodus from California. As Californians know, that was mostly based in certain media magnifying stories of relocations to other states without context. Yes, for the last 10+ years, the numbers show a ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Braybuddy wrote:
This was a street-wise kid. She was abused by a 65-year-old man when she was 13. She would have known exactly what was going on.


How many years of psychiatry have you practiced to be able to definitively opine on a victim's state of mind?

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I don't like the shooting. Don't like the employee too close to the action. I think that was a little to quick. Try no lethal first. If they don't work you have more of an argument. Agree, and I don’t see how sidearms are necessary here at all - the alleged perp is not ambulatory and logically it’s...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

The Lowe's security video at the garden center check-out had an employee right at the exit. Could an argument be made that the suspect could have attacked the employee with said knife? Was shooting the suspect too close then to the Lowe's employee? What's the top speed of a mobility cart on an incl...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5588

Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Pretty brazen case of police misconduct here - a shoplifting suspect in a scooter was fatally shot nine times in the back while his back was turned to the officer and was attempting to enter a Lowe’s. The suspect had apparently brandished a knife when confronted earlier by an employee. The cop’s att...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

The shame and guilt stemming from letting one self be fooled in to the situation, be drugged or even at first enjoying themselves some of the time, or feeling involuntary sexual arousal during a rape or unwanted sexual attention is drivers in why victims doesn’t report sexual crimes to the police. ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Grooming is not about a short term forcible thing. It's much more sinister. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/ Of course grooming exists, and it is sinister. I just wonder if Ms Giuffre has been truthful in her testimony. She claims that her encounter with Andrew ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ghislaine- ... y-epstein/

Oh, but she was just under Jeff's spell or whatever...
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ghislaine- ... y-epstein/

Oh, but she was just under Jeff's spell or whatever...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Japan To Close All Borders To Foreign Travellers
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: All Japan-bound flights are told to stop accept new booking until end of December

c933103 wrote:
Tickets that have already been booked will not be affected.


So it's mostly for show. Typical Japanese government windowdressing.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11196

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Before you all get wind up about the gunlaws in the US, then there's this little anology: I think it is safe to assume that most in here are pro globalization and unrestricted free travel. But guess what, that way of life has just caused a global pandemic and millions of deaths, and numbers just ke...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11196

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

What do you want to do? You can't attack rifles he used a handgun. About all you can do is pastors and religious leaders organized two prayer vigils, one at Kensington Church in Lake Orion and the other at LakePoint Community in Oxford, for the mourning survivors. A Mass was organized at St. Joseph...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11196

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Well when the drive-by media plasters these shootings across news headlines for days on end, it's no wonder so many kids might have the idea of it in their head. So you think this is like the "playing video games make you do it" type of scenario? What happens if I watch countless fishing ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11196

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

A reaction to bullying or social shunning. Rejection by a woman for a date. A relationship gone bad, bad grades. Mental health problems - any of those with access to a gun and access into the building with it and you end up with another mass deadly school shooting. The Santa Barbara affluenza shoot...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Look at the Windy app, lots of tailwind if you fly that northern track


Interesting..that’s pretty rare here. I guess the big low offshore from SEA was sucking everything toward it.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

One should not be guilty by association, but given the history of some of these men when it comes to women/inappropriate behavior (Trump, Clinton, Spacey, Prince Andrew) you can't help but...wonder. Or at minimum, you can't blame people for wondering - notwithstanding that the article indicates no ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

johns624 wrote:
I still don't understand how she thought that she could hide at an estate in New Hampshire. Was she that stupid?


She thought between JE payoffs and JE being dead she would be okay...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5926

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

We should probably get a thread going for the trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s fixer/friend/partner in trafficking crime - Ghislaine Maxwell. Today they had one of Epstein’s pilots on the stand - he testified that among others, he saw Clinton, Trump, Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, Senator George Mitchell, a...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

It looks like all of the HNL bound flights from SoCal were doing that. There may have been an offshore USN exercise or something?

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2205

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

FlapOperator wrote:
... a legislative body that isn't terribly enamored of its budgetary and bureaucratic oversight duties.


Get rid of lobbying and make all campaigns have to draw out of one pool of public funds - only the best ideas and messaging will prevail.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2205

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account? How is that any different to the luxurious lifestyles afforded to most Presidents and there families around ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2205

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

A101 wrote:
I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy


Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account?

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Japanese overwing markings
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

Re: Japanese overwing markings

Red circle seems to be located near the registration. At least some US aircraft have us flag painted next to the registration; and given how Japanese flag looks like that may be an answer The Japanese carriers paint the hinomaru on the left wing top, and the registration number on the right wing to...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

Whether or not an organization has political pressures does not obviously impact recommendations or probable cause findings based in scientific and technical inquiry. If you have specific evidence otherwise, let’s have it. So you think the 737 Rudder Hardover inquires were just a pure scientific an...

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