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by mham001
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

For those of you who live in Ohio, I have a question. The head of the Ohio Department of Health (who had an above the fold, rather flattering story written about her in the Columbus Dispatch on Saturday 3/14), changed a lot of minds in political leaders in the state by saying on Thursday 3/12 there...

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by mham001
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

But, tangentially, yes, there's a concern here with how this has been done. My stance is that a lot of problems with food and other necessities won't be necessarily supply driven... Or, rather, supply-of-the-material driven. It'll be supply of labor. How long are "critical" businesses lik...

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by mham001
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 344801

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

And what happens when they all go out of business? New companies will rise up to meet demand? Because a startup company can replace hundreds of jet airliners and tens of thousands of employees... Let’s be honest here. There are companies that are just too important/vital to let fail. BA is one of t...

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by mham001
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 344801

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

madpropsyo wrote:

And what happens when they all go out of business?


New companies will rise up to meet demand?

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by mham001
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Sorry to say, but... 1. Coronavirus kills elderly and patients with pre-existing conditions...so regular it kills elderly with pre-existing conditions. This is the same in the whole world, including USA. The few other death by below 60 years healthy patients are low and do not count regarding the d...

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by mham001
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Herd Mentality
Replies: 55
Views: 2731

Re: The Herd Mentality

I did not read any blame for the virus on the US - where did he say that? The criticisms seem to be about the private insurance system and lack of coordinated response from the White House on down. How would socialized medicine be the savior in this incident? People actually go to see doctors, you ...

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by mham001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This is can not be explained away with interpolation. The major variables are the start of testing and the amount of testing. Actual deaths are a lot safer number, and with the US being 41 times higher than Norway and 33 higher than sweden, we can safely say the threat has veen severly downplayed b...

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by mham001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Latest numbers for France: 3661 tested positive (800 more than yesterday) and 79 deaths. Yep, And the US has now crossed 2000 333 more than yesterday, and 41 total deaths. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ That is more than the WHO said today about US but no doubt more tests will produce m...

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by mham001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 344801

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Midwestindy wrote:
Still nothing from AS, maybe they are still in "wait and see" mode :banghead:


Curious, why is this such an issue for you?

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by mham001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Any leading theories yet why children tend to only get mild symptoms/recover quickly from Covid? Influenza A and other respiratory viruses tend to hit hardest the very young and very old (along with those who have serious chronic illneses of course), whereas Covid only seems to hit the elderly the ...

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by mham001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Thats how bureaucracy works. Capacity is there - but it is not certified for diagnostics in general, or diagnostics of this virus in particular, or technician is 2 weeks past due on sexual harassment training and cannot handle confidential data... Doesn't get much print but much of the testing dela...

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by mham001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 8428

Re: Oil price crash

”For U.S. shale, a disaster lies ahead.... Worse, the wave of debt taken out during the 2014-2016 downturn is about to come due. North American oil and gas companies have more than $200 billion in debt maturing over the next four years, with $40 billion due this year“ https://oilprice.com/Energy/En...

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by mham001
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I am in Ground Zero for California. Waiting for the schools to close, (my district is 75% Asian - ~15% Chinese, mostly nationals), then we will head up to the mountain and get away, since everything will be closed anyway. My main gripe about this is that they have been reporting these cases and the...

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by mham001
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

It's also obvious that the virus degrades rapidly in hot and humid weather. Much too few cases in very vulnerable countries like Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, etc... Which don't have the most robust system. Also very few cases in Australia, Taiwan, and Africa, all who have big...

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by mham001
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 8428

Re: Oil price crash

The issue is the emergency vs the planning. Here is 8.3 billion dollars. produce now. However the 8.3 Billion is for fighting the damn disease, not stopping it, or having plans for how to contain it. The items we have government for. This is just rich people throwing money into the air and saying &...

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by mham001
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 8428

Re: Oil price crash

Honestly, I think there should be an official sport called "Americans Trying To Find Fault With Scandinavian Countries" because it seems to be a favourite pastime of Americans. While you're at it, stop eating all of those Big Mac's.... ;) That's a laugh. Tommy alone surpasses all of it co...

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by mham001
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2948

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

Agreed. I was looking for any personal threats, veiled or otherwise made by Trump. I did not find that. I see criticism but I do not see a threat. Can you provide that information? Well there is this for starters: “I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistle-blower the information because ...

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by mham001
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2948

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

the uproar by the GOP only highlights their own hypocrisy as they stood silently while Trump attacked other justices. Agreed. I was looking for any personal threats, veiled or otherwise made by Trump. I did not find that. I see criticism but I do not see a threat. Can you provide that information? ...

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by mham001
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

In the UK some panic buying of Paracetamol because of what India has said, and toilet rolls because they saw it on the news in Australia. :roll: I really don't get this toilet paper thing. My wife asked somebody why they thought they had to buy a whole cart of toilet paper before other things- like...

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by mham001
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

"The media" is not the problem (or the enemy as some seem to want to portray). Misinformation is the problem (still not an enemy) and it takes some kind of non-cow mentality to actually discern what is important. You need to have some level of competence to live anywhere, otherwise you ar...

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by mham001
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 177320

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Waterbomber2 wrote:
The situation in Japan is heading for catastrophe and the numbers are way understated, probably not in the same dimension as those reported, by my estimates possibly already exceeding the total case count currently posted for the whole world.


On what exactly do you base this "estimate"?

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by mham001
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: visit Japan for Summer Olympics?
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: visit Japan for Summer Olympics?

It was in the news yesterday that the IOC is considering cancelling the games and they need to make the final decision soon. They consider the event too big to postpone and would cancel, as they have done 5 times previously.

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by mham001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US airstrike in Somalia kills telecom worker
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: US airstrike in Somalia kills telecom worker

i. Low Quality Posts 1. Please spend some time to make your posts interesting and easy to understand. Messages such as "me too", "I agree", “lol”, or use of emojis without commentary contribute nothing to the discussion, and therefore should be avoided. A message consisting of on...

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by mham001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What exactly is America's strategy in Africa?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: What exactly is America's strategy in Africa?

i. Low Quality Posts 1. Please spend some time to make your posts interesting and easy to understand. Messages such as "me too", "I agree", “lol”, or use of emojis without commentary contribute nothing to the discussion, and therefore should be avoided. A message consisting of on...

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by mham001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is dissent no longer allowed?
Replies: 40
Views: 1459

Re: Is dissent no longer allowed?

For starters, this is a thing that both sides of the political spectrum are equally guilty of. However, on the left, it's only started taking shape to the same manner as it has on the right. Is dissent no longer allowed in our political circles? Is questioning a proposal grounds for censuring? I am...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8933

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

If you can offer batteries for 0,4 $/ kWh capacity, you will soon be able to say to Jeff Bezos "Your poverty sucks.". How can I be your friend? Germany's energy policies are senseless? Where do you think solar would be without the subsidy the German and Spanish consumer paid for developme...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if no one ran for president?
Replies: 19
Views: 1004

Re: What if no one ran for president?

Then the speaker of the House is effectively running for president.

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by mham001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites
Replies: 60
Views: 2056

Re: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites

pot-kettle-black. Care to mention how those numbers compare with 2016? I assume you know how to read a graph - and also understand the concept of reference points and values? Then you can see they maintain the trendline set post-Lehman/AIG. Duh. And there’s no pot-kettle-black here. I have criticiz...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites
Replies: 60
Views: 2056

Re: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites

Neither, as evidenced by your point about Bloomberg's plutocratic sympathies, and evidenced by the fact Trump policies have not had an appreciable or statistically significant impact on the working class. Much of the data touted by the WH is heavily sugarcoate d, as has been posted with factual ref...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8933

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

A 70kWh Tesla 3 use 30 minutes more over 1000Km than driving non-stop. you are a very dangerous driver if you don’t have a break like that on that distance. Even a 28kWh Ioniq will use about an hour more. Range limitations are a bullshit argument against EVs these days. They are not bullshit argume...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8933

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

While a 200 mile range is necessary to avoid anxiety most are driving less than 50 miles a day. Not much of a draw on the grid. Only w/o days where lots of people drive long distances like holidays, beginning of vacation times. And 50 miles/day is still 100% increase in domestic electricity use in ...

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by mham001
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2591

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

Wait a minute. This is for both parks at Disneyland. I don't understand how a person, particularly with family, could possibly get to both parks in one day. The one park pass is still available at $104, the same as a few years ago.

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by mham001
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites
Replies: 60
Views: 2056

Re: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites

Neither, as evidenced by your point about Bloomberg's plutocratic sympathies, and evidenced by the fact Trump policies have not had an appreciable or statistically significant impact on the working class. Much of the data touted by the WH is heavily sugarcoate d, as has been posted with factual ref...

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by mham001
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing asks for suspension of tax breaks
Replies: 55
Views: 9035

Re: Boeing asks for suspension of tax breaks

I think it is an opportunist move. A blatant attempt to get one up on Airbus who have now had tariffs imposed on THEM, but adroitly sidestepping having tariffs applied to Boeing themselves. Cracking piece of one-upmanship As you say, for the price of $200m-£300m per year ($230m in 2018 according to...

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by mham001
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5526

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

This is all quite silly. Starting with "the US market is not important to Airbus". That is just laughable, OP - do not go into business for yourself. So the WTO ruled in favor of Boeing and when the US goes to collect the money, Airbus is supposed to gamble on buying used Boeing planes? LO...

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by mham001
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Rams Van into Trump Volunteers - MSM Does Not Blink
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Man Rams Van into Trump Volunteers - MSM Does Not Blink

In a stunning portrayal of the state of our media, a Florida man plows his van into a Republican voter registration tent tent, gets out, makes a video, flips off the victims and leaves. I noticed the headline on Google News for about half a day on Sunday and then it quickly disappeared. If this had ...

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by mham001
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video
Replies: 75
Views: 2769

Re: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video

You make it sound like the stat of the union and decorum are a uniquely American thing. Well, the state of the union finds its roits in the Dutch Troonrede (aka Prinsjesdag). Decorum finds it’s roots in western society as a whole. But let’s be honest here, that ship has well and truly sailed under ...

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by mham001
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could OnTrac be the next to drop Amazon?
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Could OnTrac be the next to drop Amazon?

I'm pretty sure Fedex was not the one abandoning the situation. They simply knew what was coming. Amazon felt no effects. In San Jose, there are 7 contract delivery companies, making the majority of deliveries over UPS and USPS. In addition, there is a fleet of independent FLEX drivers.

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by mham001
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China isolation impact on the rest of the world
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: China isolation impact on the rest of the world

It's actually not China being isolated from the rest of the world. It's the inverse. If trade with China was cut in half tomorrow, China would be hurt, but they would stabilize fairly quickly. The rest of the world would fare a lot worse than China, since pretty much any country not called the US d...

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by mham001
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry
Replies: 60
Views: 2831

Re: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry

stl07 wrote:
Interesting how Trump retaliates on lib's issues of "states rights" but then encourages conservies issues of state's rights. You can't have it both ways Donald.


It is quite consistent - states do not and never had the right to make federal immigration and border rules.

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by mham001
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Then Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico?"
Replies: 68
Views: 2513

Re: "Then Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico?"

Personally, I really like Mexican and Latin American cultures and truly wonder what is so despised about them. I’d be bummed if they all “went home”. As a guy immersed in both cultures daily, the lack of desire for a decent education has to rank at the top when comparing Hispanics to Asians (easily...

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by mham001
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video
Replies: 75
Views: 2769

Re: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video

I'm not from your land and do not have much idea of what you are talking about. Which immediately raises the question, why are you here? You know what? I looked at this video, saw the camera apparently cut from Trump praising the veteran pilot to show Pelosi ripping up the copy of the speech while ...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry
Replies: 60
Views: 2831

Re: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry

[You obviously don't have global entry and have never applied. A passport only provides proof of citizenship. To gain global entry or access to the other TTP programs, your residency, driving, employment and other records must be checked. It ain't got nothing to do with Trump and these requirements...

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by mham001
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 21333

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

Iran uses the oil revenues to finance its state budget. So whether it pays dollars or barrels for any military equipment it will have to make (even more) cuts elsewhere. Iran, because of sanctions, has more oil production than it can sell now. That excess could easily be bartered with no more effec...

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by mham001
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4673

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

Just read a brief note the the company writing the code for the app were in too big a hurry to have it processed by the normal Apple App Store review, which meant that it could not be down loaded through the App Store. The company writing the code therefore had to write a jury-rig work around to th...

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by mham001
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years
Replies: 32
Views: 1821

Re: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years

I don't get the "China, China, China" screaming up front. the retail chain earns quite a bit more from cheap imported stuff than from local produce. And this attitude is exactly why China is well on it's way to owning (as just one example) one of Europe's manufacturing jewels - the auto i...

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by mham001
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10628

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

If everyone is doing it, you can't afford to not do it. Companies aren't there to improve society, even if some do it. ... What the hell? No. It still does not justify a bad behavior. Full stop. Since when does the USA care about "bad behavior" ? Excuse me but this really has nothing to d...

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by mham001
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters

dmg626 wrote:
Dems been handing out money to minorities for years


:checkmark:

fr8mech wrote:
Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters...

In the form of jobs.


The current state of black employment has to be sending shivers down the spines at DNC headquarters.

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by mham001
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'
Replies: 42
Views: 2639

Re: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'

I have a hard time understanding how anyone cannot see that this, along with the muslim ban, the wall, and Trump/Steven Miller's very own language, overall, exhibits the stance that we just don't like "brown" people? I mean, you can dress up a pig any way you want, but end the end, it's s...

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