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by cpd
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Annual snow gripe.
Replies: 10
Views: 2586

Re: Annual snow gripe.

The first day or two is nice, by the time the holidays get here, it's tiring. And in keeping with your "always" theme - we always used to have an "off" button for it. I don't remember an off switch. Guess I've never noticed it as I've always enjoyed seeing the snow. With New Zea...

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by cpd
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: CAPTCHA issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Re: CAPTCHA issue

I also noticed the Captcha doesn't work, just keeps giving me endless captcha challenges when trying to flag a photo comment for this photo: https://www.airliners.net/photo/-/Long-March-5-Y-5-CZ-5-Y-5/6237527 I got through the captcha and then it just told me the field couldn't be blank, the field w...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 29856

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

It's official, COVID19 came from Australia, from Australian meat products: https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/china-suggests-covid19-arrived-in-wuhan-via-frozen-meat-products-including-australian-steak/news-story/9eef3841f8c09e8033617b6b7b062d19 This is of course from The Global TImes,...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eleven Foot Eight
Replies: 59
Views: 4566

Re: Eleven Foot Eight

I've wondered why they do not have a gate that will close when an overheight truck reaches the intersection, of perhaps place an overhead before the intersection with a hanging chain system to alert a hapless driver that "If you hit these, you will hit that", or straight up disallow any t...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former French President Dies at Age 94
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Former French President Dies at Age 94

Dutchy wrote:
One of the politicians who has shaped Europe. A special politician: a politician with a vision and the ability to excute.


94 is a good age too. RIP.

I really miss these great visionary leaders.

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by cpd
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19: a gift or a curse for Biden?
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: COVID-19: a gift or a curse for Biden?

It will be his downfall, Fox and conservatives will run anti-mask agendas claiming that mask wearing is the first step to turning America into North Korea. Masks are socialist, etc. Watch, you’ll see - they will do exactly that kind of rubbish, trust me. Things will get more stupid before they get b...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I was wondering if you guys think it’s a good idea to always have your camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Re: I was wondering if you guys think it’s a good idea to always have your camera

Sometimes it is nice to not have the camera all the time and enjoy things without worrying about motives, light, etc.

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by cpd
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official US Election thread

One of Team Trump's star witnesses in Michigan. Ok, first prize for guessing which substance she's high on. Any guesses? https://twitter.com/MarisaKabas/status/1334315220815278080?s=08 Boxed wine :smile: Was that Giuliani beside her trying to get her to stop? Looked like it as he was reaching over ...

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by cpd
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 29856

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

SMH is reporting more than 2600 deaths in a day. I know the USA has a big population but this is still pretty shocking. :(

Be careful and stay well.

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by cpd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb
Replies: 44
Views: 3994

Re: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb

Might stop people bringing those ridiculously large bags on board and taking up all the overhead locker space. Even with those "Your bag must fit in here" baskets at check in and at the gate, people still seem to get on with overly large bags! They will now wear about ten layers of clothe...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official US Election thread

It would be interesting to know who is involved, but that's all masked out. I'm betting the name "Rudy" shows up in some of that redacted territory. Wanna bet? ;) News Limited reckons it's his kids: https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/donald-trump-considering-pardons-f...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official US Election thread

AG Barr now saying no evidence of fraud sufficient to change the election. Low payout for anyone betting he'll need a new job next week. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/01/barr-no-evidence-of-fraud-election-outcome-441832 So much winning!! Hey Donnie, as Frankie Fane said to his house boy in ...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Both Major US Political Parties can win going forward
Replies: 38
Views: 2561

Re: How Both Major US Political Parties can win going forward

How Both Major US Political Parties can win going forward


That is impossible. One party must lose everything for the other to win. It is winner takes all, isn't it?

Each side must destroy the other, even at the expense of the general public in the USA. :banghead:

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by cpd
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official US Election thread

It also has a large Cuban population which has leaned Republican for historical reasons that are rooted in Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs. All Trump had to do was cry “Venezuela” and “Socialism” and “Democrats” in the same sentence and the Cubans lapped it up like water. I bet they still love their So...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official US Election thread

The extreme right media is already starting their campaign to get Trump (or his successor) re-elected: https://twitter.com/JohnRHewson/status/1332808965529292800 I see Miranda Devine tagging Biden as “ Extreme Progressive” and beginning to undermine his Presidency before it begins. Is this the new M...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propellers/ engines on tip of wing
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

Re: Propellers/ engines on tip of wing

Never say never in aviation design. ;) Behold the Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake"! ]https://www.usni.org/sites/default/files/styles/embed_large/public/19610120000a.jpg?itok=S4XoQuC0 Barnes Wallis also had wings with engines at the edges with his Swallow design. Not only were they at the edg...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official US Election thread

Well this didn't go well plus it cost the Trump campaign $3; https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/28/joe-biden-gains-votes-in-wisconsin-county-after-trump-ordered-recount 3 million dollars to give Biden a few more votes? Trump really does get the best deals. It’s simply fake news and the Tr...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propellers/ engines on tip of wing
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

Re: Propellers/ engines on tip of wing

Engines are typically placed farther outboard to relieve wing bending caused by lift thus reducing structural weight, but it’s all trade-offs. Props ate the wingtip are a horrible idea for conventional, versus, tilt rotor, due to crosswind considerations. Vmca and Vmcg are issues, but centralized e...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

So, these Trump fanatics who claim to be American patriots are in fact supporting an attempted coup? And they think the left is anti-American......... No, not at all, they are defending freedom and stopping Biden from stealing the election: https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/bi...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

It looks like Trump applied enough pressure and found a cult member devoted enough to do his bidding in Michigan, who is now expected to refuse to certify the state's election result. He cites the will to see an investigation into the process, despite, once again, the complete lack of any evidence ...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

Re: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices

One thing that must be considered as to pharma drugs in the USA is to end all the direct to consumer TV, radio and print ads. Agree 100% No more prescription drug ads on TV, radio and in print. Have you been diagnosed with an illness??? Consult with your Dr., or research it on "the internet,&q...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

I don’t mean this as an offense to anybody who’s an attorney, but I deal with defense attorneys on a daily basis. I’m convinced that a skill required to be a defense attorney is a poker face that allows you to say literally anything in an attempt to razzle dazzle your audience, knowing full well th...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

"Chris Christie calls Trump’s legal team a ‘national embarrassment’" https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/chris-christie-calls-trump-s-legal-team-a-national-embarrassment/ar-BB1bfSM4?ocid=msedgdhp Interesting article.. fair use excerpts.. Of the allegations by Trump lawyer Sidney Powell h...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

"Chris Christie calls Trump’s legal team a ‘national embarrassment’" https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/chris-christie-calls-trump-s-legal-team-a-national-embarrassment/ar-BB1bfSM4?ocid=msedgdhp Interesting article.. fair use excerpts.. “What’s happened here, quite frankly, the conduct ...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Republicans should be forced to sit through the following movie for some self awareness training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBvIweCIgwk They should lose the right to run in elections..if you are subverting a process, you should be excluded from it. Best regards Thomas Republicans know more ab...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Trump to win back Biden states: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/trump-presses-dubious-effort-to-overturn-voters-wishes-in-lost-battleground-states-20201120-p56glj.html I really, really hope he goes through with it and that they do actually make it happen, the results will be something to ...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Georgia hand recount complete, and confirms Biden as the victor. Per state law, the results must be certified by Friday, 11/20/20. The certification will be done by the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and not by canvassers unlike Michigan, so no certification shenanigans expected in G...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

That press conference was comedy gold. I’ve never seen a man sweat as much as Giuliani while making no physical exertion whatsoever. He may be the slimiest man on the planet (and that includes Trump). Would it be too cruel to suggest Giuliani had a bad hair dye? https://www.news.com.au/world/north-...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arecibo observatory to close
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Arecibo observatory to close

Bummer. Lot's of great science out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9DuMK0uo1c Question is, do we need science anymore in a time of alternative facts and fake news? Science has even become a political football. I'm firmly in the camp that the more scientific research the better. Obviously th...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pitot blockage in stored aircraft; scary!
Replies: 23
Views: 6889

Re: Pitot blockage in stored aircraft; scary!

ARTICLE: https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/post-storage-a321-aborted-take-off-over-pitot-blockage/141112.article ...this is what scares me most, with all of these aircraft in/coming out of storage, over the ensuing months. I cannot comprehend how all-but-rebuilding the pitot-static system after s...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Republican members of the election board in Wayne Co., Michigan, which includes the city of most Black voter city of Detriot, has voted a deadlock to deny certification of the election results to try to throw the election to Trump. It is a 2-2 vote, the names of the Republican members is public rec...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4152

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

I wonder if he is trying to instigate a terrorist attack on the US, which would most likely occur just as the next Administration is settling in and that way he and the GOP can blame it on President Biden. Biden will probably be tested by our enemies not because of Trump. Whatever you want to say a...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4152

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

One-term chump, Donny Trump, launches a major war in the final days of his lame-duck loser presidency. If you could decorate a foreign policy with a TRUMP sign on the front (dimly lit, of course) along with some shi*ty 'Ivanka's finest' made in China bath robes, it would make this a truly Trumpian ...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID refunds
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Re: COVID refunds

I tried getting a refund for an event cancelled this year, they are insisting I have a credit instead of nearly €3000. I’m very annoyed with them. They say I can use it to book next year, but then the next year prices have increased, so I’m still out of pocket by €900. I’m thinking to get a lawyer t...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

I'm inclined to agree. I don't see how the nation holds together in the long term. My prediction is the government shutdown that never ends, at which points individual states begin to form alliances and go their separate ways. That's the best thing that can happen, the split up of the USA. We will ...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

So I am imagining a hypothetical failed United States. How to cut it up along ideological lines; I'm going for New England + Midwest + NY/NJ/Maryland, California + Nevada + Portland + Oregon + Hawai, and a big 'middle land' stretching from Texas to the Canadian border. Washington will be known as &...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Being wealthy and being elite is not the same. Trump wasn't of the governing elite. Was he of the elite of Manhattan? probably, of West Palm Beach? probably. But not the governing elite. Meaning the ruling class of this country. Don't confuse both. You can be wealthy but that doesn't make you part ...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

“This is your FINAL NOTICE. So far, you've ignored all our emails asking you to join us in DEFENDING THE ELECTION. You’ve ignored Team Trump, Eric, Lara, Don, the Vice-President AND you’ve even ignored the President of the United States. "TENS OF THOUSANDS of Patriots have stepped up for the V...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

This is in a nutshell the biggest issue with the GOP. They pretend Businesses are people, and they ignore the needs to the people . Businesses are people they are just successful and that is something the Democratic party hates because they have to sell the fantasy that people that aren't successfu...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13191

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

Excellent job by the pilots, but that bird might never fly again. :( There is a video on avherald with PIC interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtfDIwNZia0 "Engine number 2 exploded, severed all electrical systems, we returned to the airport without any electrical power to the aircraft. ...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Interesting to see court hijinks where lawyers know that they can't perjure themselves...but also don't have any evidence of the fraud that their lawsuit claims. Trump Lawyer to Pennsylvania Judge: Nope, I’ve Got No Evidence of Voter Fraud President Donald J. Trump has been aggressively pursuing vo...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

The Australian PM has congratulated Joe Biden now: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/morrison-congratulates-biden-in-first-call-with-us-president-elect-20201112-p56dz1.html Look out for an angry rage on Twitter soon. Interesting that the Trump camp celebrates late counting victories (in Alaska...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118699

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Good write up Doc! The next challenge will be convincing the Anti-Vaxers and Covid-19 deniers to get the vaxine. +1 on that. Despite the glowing talk, I'll still wait a bit just out of caution and let others get the vaccine first. I'm also keeping well away from any large gatherings as much as I ca...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Manchin shows leadership
Replies: 57
Views: 2959

Re: Sen Manchin shows leadership

You are putting words in my mouth. If you can provide a post of mine that reflects the charge you have made please let us see it. The search tools on this forum are quite poor You can search by users post and then append a keyword search to the end of that query (in the browser URL). It works well.

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by cpd
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118699

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Good write up Doc! The next challenge will be convincing the Anti-Vaxers and Covid-19 deniers to get the vaxine. +1 on that. Despite the glowing talk, I'll still wait a bit just out of caution and let others get the vaccine first. I'm also keeping well away from any large gatherings as much as I ca...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

As an outsider I would suggest both sides need to stop thinking their own model must be the best for the country and must consider why the other side think their models have merit as the beginning point of discussion. And instead of analyzing which one is better, the discussion must be about why ot...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Manchin shows leadership
Replies: 57
Views: 2959

Re: Sen Manchin shows leadership

What bravery he has shown in the face of partisanship. So, would it be fair to sum up your position as: ⋅ A democrat going against party shows leadership. ⋅ A republican going against party (McCain, Romney) are fake-republicans at best, borderline traitors. :checkmark: Nailed it...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

What I do see is Trump supporters looking for people to blame for the loss of their idol, rather than facing the reality of his shortcomings. Biased liberal media, biased polls, deep state, etc. It's not Trump's fault, it's just that the whole World was conspiring against him. :innocent: Makes one ...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 27427

Re: The corona virus vaccine and civil aviation ?

I will wait and see with the vaccine. If it means not flying then I just won’t fly. There isn’t anywhere I badly need to travel to.

Let the others find out what goes wrong.

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by cpd
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101945

Re: Official Election thread

Then you have the house, where the razor thin margin would make things very difficult for Pelosi to get things done there. There is no way to spin this, or to dismiss this, its a disaster for Democrats and their grandiose plans. Every election it seems Pelosi gets closer to her ouster at speaker (W...

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