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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1634

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Well the Dodgers did their bit yesterday, but the Padres didn't, so we're denied a one-game playoff for the NL West pennant. Crazy to win 106 games, but not the division. I do sort of miss the wild card one-game playoff being something special and unique, rather than being literally required every ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1634

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Well the Dodgers did their bit yesterday, but the Padres didn't, so we're denied a one-game playoff for the NL West pennant. Crazy to win 106 games, but not the division. I do sort of miss the wild card one-game playoff being something special and unique, rather than being literally required every ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1178

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Only TG, HKG-BKK in 1995

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1634

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Just glad the Sox managed a comeback win yesterday over the Nats (even though the Nats are my NL team). With that said, I hate, hate, HATE the wildcard game. In my mind, it's not even a post-season game. It's just game 163. You don't "really" make the post-season until you win that game. ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

The problem isn’t happening in the middle 50% of the political spectrum. Not even the middle 60%. The majority is being held hostage by brain damaged filth merchants on the extremes. People who don’t read books. People who think mob rule is acceptable and are willing to use weapons or firebombs aga...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1300

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

But AFAIK, "hate speech" is protected by the Constitution as "free speech" no matter how vile and how much we may disagree with it. See e.g. R.A.V. v. St. Paul, ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.A.V._v._City_of_St._Paul ). What does that principle or a court case against a munic...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 3274

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Oil spill offshore of Los Angeles coast has the potential to accelerate California's move away from petroleum. Political pressure may be to shut down off shore oil extraction at least on the West Coast. Might also embolden those who want to shut down other pipelines that run thru sensitive areas (e...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1300

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Instagram aside, I think that the whistleblower was more deeply concerned about the way FB was used in other countries, over what's happening in the US. People in the US have MANY Social Media options for messaging and organizing. Not so much in some other countries. That's a major problem. Accordi...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1300

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Yep, good stuff. Some in upper management involved with operations were obviously uncomfortable with how certain programs would impact revenue - that has become pretty clear. To the extent the company is unable to balance revenue generation and negative impact, there needs to be more investigation a...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 17873

Re: Texas abortion law

Why not go even further back than conception? Sperm cells are alive, so it's a bit bizarre to say that life "begins" at conception. In my view, millions of men are responsible for the daily murder of literally quadrillions of lives, and I will not rest until my state government absolutely...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

The worst part part of WalMart's case is how incestuous that relationship is. Not only do they cheat on labor costs, but most of that public assistance money comes back to them again as they are the primary beneficiary of their employee's welfare expenditures. Bet that makes your skin crawl, huh? T...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

….In any case, worrying about Welfare Cheats betrays a certain level of financial illiteracy that, frankly, I am surprised anyone educated still has the patience to hear out at this point... It serves its purpose of pushing the crab bucket mentality. The millionaire/billionaire who finds every loop...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Slothy trust fund kids and white collar crooks are a real thing, but that doesn't mean welfare cheats aren't a real thing as well. When I lived in Hawaii, it was a regular occurrence at the supermarket to see people buying a full spread of meat for a weekend BBQ on their EBT cards - a spread few pe...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?

I like the sound of the Danish one... I did a recurrent training sim with a Danish pilot, he was showing pics of his new house. “Not to be personal, but in round numbers, how expensive?”, I asked. “Oh, all done ‘on the side’, with friends in the trades, I could never afford it otherwise”. So, there...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1634

Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Wild stuff happening to close out 2021 MLB regular season - game 162 matters from coast to coast. There are four teams in the running for the AL wild card - which has never happened before. There's a real possibility of a four-way tie when all is said and done today...and other chaos is possible too...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2303

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

I think one of the biggest problems with the corruption in this country is how all power is concentrated in DC. Is more easy to corrupt a group of powerful politicians in one city, than go after 50 states individually. States interests and issues are all decided by DC. All of these social programs,...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

What an idiot! An idiot with more than 500K followers on social media, despite being banned by Twitter last January. These liars need to be called out. I’d bet finding 500K idiots in America, let alone among 7.5 billion, wouldn’t be hard. You could probably find 500K flat Earth types. Now you made ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

An idiot with more than 500K followers on social media, despite being banned by Twitter last January. These liars need to be called out. I’d bet finding 500K idiots in America, let alone among 7.5 billion, wouldn’t be hard. You could probably find 500K flat Earth types. That an you can just buy a f...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Meanwhile, the mouthpieces of the far left continue melting down: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/29/joy_behar_manchin_and_sinema_call_themselves_democrats_and_will_ruin_this_nation.html ABC's "The View" host blasts Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin for no...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Look up Lord Moulton and his speech on “Obedience to the Unenforceable”, great read and explains a lot about today’s “culture “. People now believe if it’s unenforceable it must legal, moral and proper. You see wackos who think they’re untouchable everywhere and, unfortunately, they’re too often ri...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
What an idiot!


An idiot with more than 500K followers on social media, despite being banned by Twitter last January. These liars need to be called out.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

Lin Wood, one of the celebrity conservative lawyers who assisted with 'stolen election' lawsuits toward the end of 2020, is now on his speaking circuit spreading false claims that 9/11 aircraft were CGI and the American public deserves the 'good, bad, and ugly truth' about those events. He is alread...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24995

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Here is the link to the Supreme Court Case that made mandatory vaccines legal. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/197/11/ The decision focused on the state level though, not federal. It also was regarding a disease that had a 30% death rate and those that did survive commonly had lifelong ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24995

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Vaccination is a way to dramatically reduce those costs, so simply from the standpoint of the best interests for the company, it's an obvious choice to impose a mandate. This is what a lot of people still fail to realize - these decisions are being made by organizations because they are logical, th...

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If read in the modern day context we find ourselves in, it actually reads as highly relevant and prescient.
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LNCS0930 wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Here is the link to the Supreme Court Case that made mandatory vaccines legal.

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/197/11/


Seems pretty outdated to me


If read in the modern day context we find ourselves in, it actually reads as highly relevant and prescient.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 146
Views: 3804

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions


They are, but the worst climate damage is done by Indonesia and Brazil - clearcutting irreplaceable rainforest on a vast scale for short term palm oil and cattle raising gain.
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Asia, including China and India, are the major polluters, not the EU, UK or US.

https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions


They are, but the worst climate damage is done by Indonesia and Brazil - clearcutting irreplaceable rainforest on a vast scale for short term palm oil and cattle raising gain.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

I think its always been going on. The main difference is now everyone has a camera in their pocket so we see more day to day life around the world and mistake it for something unusual. Even if accurate, that is exactly what makes it different, and dangerous.. A million loonies wandering aimlessly a...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

These are simply irrational actions we would not expect from reasonable adults who have been in well-paid occupations requiring high professionalism. Oh you sweet summer child. I've seen Doctors, pilots, lawyers, etc act a fool. One Delta pilot I drove to the airport had an info wars sticker on his...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24995

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

You're missing the big point, health care expense, last year and to a point this year the Fed has been picking up the bulk of the Covid costs, next year it's on the companies. Starting Jan 1st my company is offering all employees the choice, be vaccinated and covered or be unvaccinated, have mandat...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Jump on YouTube, search for "Sovereign Citizen police stop". There are a large number of people who think they know the law and end up surprised when reality runs up and punches them in the face. Yeah that's another good example. The cop in this video did a particularly good job shutting ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

I am not sure how long these attitudes can prevail and things still function properly. It seems like there needs to be more public discussion of what to do about this kind of behavior - it also sets a terrible example for kids. That is a bit over-dramatization on your part, don't you think. And bes...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

This kind of equivocation is just dumb. :shakehead: It’s really not. They’re both grown people and unless Manchin or Biden were somehow directly involved in the scandalous activities of their crappy adult children, it’s dumb to use as a cudgel against either. A fair point, but arguably Ms. Bresch o...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1873

America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

So earlier in the year, we had an interesting discussion about whether or not the behavior seen on the daily over the last year and a half constitutes mental illness. Opinions were shared and there were some interesting perspectives on whether the divisions and issues people were dealing with justif...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Also Biden should have all the leverage in the world over Joe Manchin. Joe Manchin's Daughter… First of all, Joe Biden isn’t in a position to pressure anyone regarding the actions of their grown children. Second of all, Manchin won and represents a state that went for Trump +40. While no doubt infu...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

Visual approaches are usually only charted in areas where heavy traffic and other terrain/environmental conditions require a consistent procedure for the approach.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24995

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

If they were wouldn’t this have immediately been a story 3-4 weeks ago when the initial mandate came out? Also most of the employees aren’t directly involved anyway with personal CONTACT with any of those folks. I have to assume this is a loophole because as I said otherwise the airlines all would ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24995

Re: American Airlines will terminate unvaccinated US-based staff

American does a 180 degree turn on its policy regarding unvaccinated US staff. Without specifying dates it says now that "team members who choose to remain unvaccinated will not be able to work at American Airlines". https://i.postimg.cc/7Yz2Nq7N/FApoc8-OVk-AINWPz.jpg They probably don't ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 146
Views: 3804

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

US oil industry has about $181 billion in revenues, the “subsidies” which are arguably tax deductions available to any industry, are $10 billion, pretty small potatoes. Oil powers the world, we wouldn’t have our modern society without it and that’s not changing nearly as fast as you hope. In any ca...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?
Replies: 24
Views: 2150

Re: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?

the National 7 Departure out of DCA where, upon departing runway 1, the SID instructs a left turn as soon as practical. This is a departure where we'd start the turn as soon as we're airborne. Yea thats one where i would really want to make sure i start the turn ASAP. I wonder what the departure ou...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

HAWKXP wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
HAWKXP wrote:
Pass this thread on to any HA paniolo's you meet.


Why would they be interested? ;)


Local joke about the very, very tight base to final that a lot of HA drivers fly.


Hence the wink. Have been in the cabin for many of those.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 174
Views: 10266

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I'm not sure if it is the booster, or enough kids being vaccinated, but israel's case rate is plummeting. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_millio...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why not get rid of the mega threads?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Why not get rid of the mega threads?

I see this perspective but it is simply more organized to have them. In the old days we had zillions of threads going on related/regional topics and consolidation made it a lot easier to find things.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

HAWKXP wrote:
Pass this thread on to any HA paniolo's you meet.


Why would they be interested? ;)

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 17873

Re: Texas abortion law

The Federal suit is moving forward: https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-judge-questions-texas-abortion-law-in-case-filed-by-justice-department-11633112921 Can legislatures pass laws for which they have not culpability over? Should they be able to do such? I guess you could pass all sorts of laws t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

So the Dems are making a very bad showing with the battle between the two wings of the party: Progressives vs Moderates Anyone with an attitude of "my way or the highway" is neither progressive nor moderate, but in fact an extremist. That goes for both Dems and the GOP. You've described p...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The good thing is the moderates are putting up a fight - the bad thing is they're not really couching their opposition in terms acceptable to other parties, which will enhance gridlock.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2303

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

DC area is absurdly wealthy and quite stylish. They massively tax the country AND also have a magic license to create US dollars at the Federal Reserve. You would certainly expect DC to be wealthy, and it is. People are generally comfortable and there are quite a few wealthy people in DC metro, but...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 39
Views: 1697

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

Tristar: Delta (80s), Hawaiian (80s), Cathay Pacific (90s)

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