What does hypersonic actually mean? It seems to be the current buzzword.Jump to post
Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon. I suspect they'll find themselves blindsided by the speed of change now NSW has passed 80% vaccination for 16+ a...Jump to post
What's funny is that the Nazis never denied the Holocaust. In fact, they kept very good records of it.Jump to post
People don't want to be drivers because of all the time away from home and the relatively low pay. Most long haul drivers are gone 2-3 weeks at a time and then are only home for 2-3 days. Many times, if you're waiting to load or unload, you're burning "work" hours without any pay for it. ...Jump to post
In a quirk of law, an 18 year old can buy a used handgun in a private sale but can't buy ammunition for it from a dealer. Once, I had a young Detroit cop come into the store and his mother had to buy his practice ammunition for it, since he was under 21.Jump to post
People don't want to be drivers because of all the time away from home and the relatively low pay. Most long haul drivers are gone 2-3 weeks at a time and then are only home for 2-3 days. Many times, if you're waiting to load or unload, you're burning "work" hours without any pay for it. A...Jump to post
Operating a shipyard train - sounds fun, especially the wages those guys (and now gals) get. They are at the apex of the salary system of blue collar workers. Probably over a couple hundred grand a year, With an 'in', I had a union job working my way through school, entry level though. It is not th...Jump to post
The Culture, or should I say lack of Cult surrounding it makes it very different from certain other well known countries. Very true, you guys don't know freedom like we know freedom. Your happiness index and life expectancy is laughable in the face of my Freedom Cult. Don't be so smug. Your alcohol...Jump to post
I think the real reason so many entry level retail/foodservice jobs have gone unfilled is that high school students never work anymore. Look at the people you see working them now, a lot are retirees whose check isn't enough. Back when I went to school, most kids worked their way through HS. That's ...Jump to post
Latest information suggests he started shooting people after the police failed to control him at first contact. The crime scene is about 800 meters from Kongsberg defence HQ, home of the joint strike missile and other weaponry. RIP for those who died. How tough are the gun laws in Norway? He didn't...Jump to post
My favorite is also the P38. As to which one I'd like to own, it would be the PBY Catalina. Fly it up to some remote Canadian lake, open up one of the blisters, and throw a fishing lure out...heaven!Jump to post
I always drove a Ford Escort , Focus or the like. I lived in a one bedroom apt with a small TV. But I always made sure that I funded my Roth IRA every year. Some people live for tomorrow, others live for decades ahead. ...and it doesn't matter which kind of person you are, if you don't have that su...Jump to post
It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can be done. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/reporting-capital-gains#:~:text=Capital%20gains%20and%20deductible%20capital,long%2Dterm%20or%20short%20term. But, again, the "average Joe" either does not make enou...Jump to post
Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off, how does one "write off capital gains" or "write off stocks"? It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can ...Jump to post
The article also mentioned "smuggling". If the transfer was between two legitimate governments, which it appears it was, I don't think that would apply. Even if it was smuggling (which doesn't appear to be the case anyway), there is no international treaty that would permit third party st...Jump to post
I don't understand all the angst about "nuclear" subs. It's just another form (and much more efficient) of propulsion. If we were talking about SSBNs equipped with nuclear ballistic missiles, I could understand it. They are superior for Australia if for no other reason than Australia is su...Jump to post
US airlines are not transporting military weaponry (the US military would never allow that). Their “military work” is primarily shuttling troops to and from bases. US airlines can and do transport military cargo for the US government; I'm not sure about munitions, though, due to their inherently ri...Jump to post
seb146 wrote:"Average Joes" should have these. If you're just planning on SS and an IRA, you probably won't have enough money in retirement. Jump to postAverage Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off.
That’s an odd rule that no major nation has. There have been tons of two engine military transports. More than I can remember. But I think al of these are currently or very recently operational. Japan - C2 Europe - C160, C235 C295, G222 US - C2, MV22, C-27 Russia - An 72 Brazil - c390 Those are all...Jump to post
Always 4 engines. This is a military craft and I assume you are expecting it to be used in potentially dangerous areas. So 4 engines. Tugg That’s an odd rule that no major nation has. There have been tons of two engine military transports. More than I can remember. But I think al of these are curre...Jump to post
kitplane01 wrote:He was talking about if it were a twin. Jump to postLyleLanley wrote:De-rated Gen-X
The lowest rated GenX has 70k thrust. You need 40k thrust. That’s not a derate it’s a new engine.
For all the attempts to match oppressive regimes like China with the west, you cannot get around the major difference, for all their flaws democracies have the ability to change, the US disengaged from Vietnam due to loss of support at home, the end of Empire was carried out by democracies, indeed ...Jump to post
All history is distorted by all commentators in attempt to explain the multitude of factors, and the interactions between them. Simple question--who were the two empires fighting over colonies? There were more then two, competing for the spoils of colonial extraction, and then there was those Allia...Jump to post
Toenga wrote:Simple question--who were the two empires fighting over colonies? Jump to postjohns624 wrote:It's nice how you ignored my questions about your distorted view of history.
All history is distorted by all commentators in attempt to explain the multitude of factors, and the interactions between them.
By the time something is a "direct threat", it's sometimes too late. While I make no excuses for Iraq, Afghanistan started out as a just war. ISIS was spawned, but AQ was extinguished. Calling things that don't directly threaten you a "just war" is very judgmental. Just an attem...Jump to post
It's nice how you ignored my questions about your distorted view of history.Jump to post
WW2 over 70 years ago was a continuation of WW1 fought over 100 years ago. WW1 was fought by two colonial powers largely over their competing threats to their colonial holdings. The US belatedly, and strategically, joined both wars as an opportunist seeking to enlarge it's worldwide political and e...Jump to post
That depends on the circumstance on how war came about and in who's backyard, do not underestimate US resolve if China try to get in 1st Lets hope it doesn't come to that but we do not want another day of infamy You are making a great case for not getting too involved on either side. If the US and ...Jump to post
In reply to the last point by A101 A prior Chinese President said, or words to the effect of, "If it came to war with the USA we would win, because they would be overly constrained about not loosing too many of their own fighters lives" Chilling. On the one hand, you say China is not a th...Jump to post
By the time something is a "direct threat", it's sometimes too late. While I make no excuses for Iraq, Afghanistan started out as a just war. ISIS was spawned, but AQ was extinguished.Jump to post
Does this further upgrade of the AU armed forces distance them even more from New Zealand? They seem to take the changing world a lot more seriously. No dont really think so just because its nuclear propulsion, Australia was always moving ahead defence and security wise from NZ. I think the mindset...Jump to post
I think the Morrison Government generally has increased the distance between the positions of NZ and Australia on a lot of issues. NZ highly values it's independence, and is very wary of subcontracting out it's Foreign Affairs policies to any alliance, that by virtue of it's minimal size, it also h...Jump to post
Does this further upgrade of the AU armed forces distance them even more from New Zealand? They seem to take the changing world a lot more seriously. With NZ deferring from tagging along with the T26 order and other tensions, I wonder?Jump to post
cpd wrote:They can launch Tomahawks... Jump to postApologies if this is off topic, but since submarines cannot fly and don’t go into space, the Aukus submarine discussion on “Military Aviation and Spaceflight” seems inappropriate.
The Aussies aren't alone here, the Canuks are wasting billions building T26s themselves and already projected to go billions over budget before the first keel is even laid. Skippy and the land of maple syrup are long past ship building, why bother trying to restart a 19th century industry in the 21...Jump to post
It references the Seattle Portland train wreck where an engineer was going 80 mph into a 30 mph curve - and practically totally exonerates the engineer. The curve is widely known, it occurs about 12 minutes after leaving Tacoma. A ten year old would have done better. It was known to engineers who w...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:They wouldn't take it. They are proud of their ignorance. Jump to postI has not realised there were so many idiots out there who would give this "story" as moments notice. If we can produce a covid vaccine perhaps we can devise an idiot cure as well.
For us in ASEAN, the Australians are the drunk tourist you like to get rid of. A big mouth but no substance. (most of the Australians in my organisation agree with this). And a number of countries in SE-ASIA have come to the same conclusion and just offer vague media statement as in reality the hop...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:The Pacific is a large body of water with long transit times required. Nukes will allow much higher underwater transit speeds and no need for a fuel logistics setup. Jump to postwhy Australia needs nuclear subs. Australia seems to agree through several administrations that they do need them.
[ Not to disparage the Brits too much, but I’d say the general sense from the last few decades is absolutely that they’ll follow the US wherever it may go. I mean just look at this case-what actual interest do they have in the pacific? But all their buddies are getting together, so they’re coming t...Jump to post