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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS Altitudes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 757

TCAS Altitudes Question

So in having a basic understanding of TCAS, Mode S, and so on, my question regards TCAS operation itself. Can the altitude range be attenuated? What would be the maximum range possible for displaying non-threat aircraft? For example would it be possible to see IFR traffic on an airway in the FL200s ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3505

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

If you see the clip included in the article, she most certainly said what I described in the OP. She qualified it when Bannon questioned her, but she used 'Chinese' as a noun, not an adjective. The proper statement would be 'any Chinese person doing espionage on behalf of PRC'. Hopefully she is ser...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

This sounds like a ready-made skit for early 1980s Canadian sketch show 'Great White North'.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3505

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

I agree that people doing damage on PRC's behalf here need to be investigated and prosecuted, but it needs to be done properly. These hyperemotional calls for sweeping prosecution and deportation put people at risk when they are caught up in things by association - the government has been guilty of...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3505

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

I totally disagree with the headline and don't understand violence against Chinese people. I feel sorry for them and am glad they're safe from CCP here. Majority is right on principle though. The Chinese who infiltrate our universities and institutions who are loyal to CCP (and many sent here by th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3505

Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

In probably the loudest dog whistle of the year, Rep. Greene told Steve Bannon’s podcast that she would deport all Chinese in the US ‘loyal to the CCP’ and would include everyone from students to investors and entrepreneurs. https://hillreporter.com/watch-marjorie-taylor-greene-says-shed-kick-chines...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Dammit! Whose turn was it to rake the forest?!?!?! Heads will roll!!! The environmentalists in California won't let you. "Environmentalists Destroyed California’s Forests Millions of acres of California forest have been blackened by wildfires this summer, leading to the usual angry denunciatio...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Chile/Japan fully reopen?
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: When will Chile/Japan fully reopen?

I can't understand why Japan is struggling with vaccinations. It is a small, developed, highly educated country. Yet it is still struggling with major COVID outbreaks, as indicated uncertainty of the Olympics. 'Highly educated' is one problem with your statement, but we don't have to get into that ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Chile/Japan fully reopen?
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: When will Chile/Japan fully reopen?

FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
They are probably closed for good. Unfortunately we are living in the era of history where countries are going back to relative isolation.


This statement has absolutely no bearing of reality.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only one US airline makes the top 10 best
Replies: 26
Views: 3077

Re: Only one US airline makes the top 10 best

kiowa wrote:
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airline-ratings-worlds-best-airlines-2021/index.html

United is the only airline in the United States that ranked as one of the top 10 airlines in the world.


The criteria breakdown in the article is pretty vague...almost to the point of being useless.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 53
Views: 8422

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

I'm sorry for layman's question, but is that a "circling approach" or something different? How common are those approaches for widebodies? I used to see 777s, 767s and 787s doing similar approaches often near my home in a 2,000m runway, and I always assumed most airports with terrain limi...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 179
Views: 18957

Re: Website is over-moderated

The moderators on this site are far left of center. It's one thing to delete off topic/attacking posts, it's another to delete replies with disagreements. Case in point, when all is said and done the "Non Aviation" section of this site is an echo chamber. Deleting replies with the initiat...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 78
Views: 5127

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

I think the main issue with Bezos is that a good portion of his employees work in absolutely terrible conditions with terrible pay and benefits, and extremely high turnover as a result. There are all the stories like working in a position that’s a 10 minute walk from the bathroom, and only given 15...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

It’s like they’re trying to turn public education into a safe space for the children of Ben Shapiro and Charlie Kirk.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Four years since the Orrville Dam disaster (2017) from excess precipitation and all the sudden excess precip is somehow considered normal and then drought in a desert is not considered a problem. Only two Desalination Plants built in California since the previous drought and 10 put on hold by the G...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8482

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

170 Vapp, that was fast. Looked like a flap 20 or 25 landing. Is that normal in gusting winds like that? Seems like it would be, less drag than flap30 and more control surface authority at a higher airspeed The 747 has plenty of control authority but you always want extra airspeed margin with that ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Except nobody’s bending the rules here - the airline has a policy saying crews can opt for the opposite gender’s uniform, and if they do so, they have to wear it correctly and completely. That's up to them then, but I can't see many others following. I doubt it came out of nowhere. If a company wan...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6626

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Do the Texas Dems who actually took rather than vote hate America? By trying to save Texan's right to vote? I guess they hate America because they are not bowing to the whim of Republicans by restricting voting... The GOP has given up on American freedoms. It is all about lies and fraud from here o...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

We have had fires in the past. They were large. PDT (my childhood airport) held a record in the summer of 1986 for most landings and take-offs at some point for some category. It was insane. I spent hours there that summer. We had a few Lockheed military aircraft land there to deliver fire trucks. ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

LCDFlight wrote:
Makes you wonder why people build in forests that are supposed to routinely burn.


1960s development policies that favored single family subdivision development instead of apartments. Look at an aerial of greater SD, LA, SF, and you have your answer.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

With the western wildfire season, it is now a matter of how big and how long, not if or when.

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

I think the clue lies in the word: uniform. A smart, well-tailored uniform is important for a company's image . . . this is why they exist! And seeing groups of similarly turned-out employees looks professional, which is important in the airline industry. I don't think this will ever change. Sure y...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6626

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

I really do admire the courage of these Texas Democrat Representatives in doing this. Honestly it shows that the Democrats are truly fighters, and they do anything for their power. What I also do hope is that Senate Republicans do the same when the Democrats want to ram the trillions of dollars in ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Needing Sponsorship
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Needing Sponsorship

I think it would probably easier to find someone to marry and gain citizenship to gain employment than to find an air carrier that sponsors for an H-1b visa. But that’s just my uneducated uninformed American opinion. We do have a pilot on our seniority list that married a Canadian spouse and commut...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

What's happening here is that you now have a gender/identity obsessed demographic who see him identifying as she, and see her as courageous. But you also have other demographics who just see him as someone self-obsessed who doesn't take his job too seriously, which they wouldn't see as being very p...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8482

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

https://youtu.be/EObSLuvKVMg


Sometimes passengers can tell - another great one on a UA 744 at NRT...from about 4:30 on

https://youtu.be/fVPxpPBJcgc
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graceintheair wrote:
This is a very good one too. Those look like some extreme inputs but you'd never know it as a passenger.

https://youtu.be/EObSLuvKVMg


Sometimes passengers can tell - another great one on a UA 744 at NRT...from about 4:30 on

https://youtu.be/fVPxpPBJcgc

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6867

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

Jack Cashill is a conspiracy theorist who has also written multiple books claiming that Obama’s entire life was a lie. Beyond being inquisitive, what are his qualifications to speak on aircraft crashes? Has he been closely involved in multiple investigations, has some sort of aerospace or engineeri...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8482

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

170 Vapp, that was fast. Looked like a flap 20 or 25 landing. Is that normal in gusting winds like that? Seems like it would be, less drag than flap30 and more control surface authority at a higher airspeed The 747 has plenty of control authority but you always want extra airspeed margin with that ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8482

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

The Pilot was not having a lot of fun with that one. Great Vid Actually I bet he was having a ton of fun! Those are the approaches and landing that make the job fun. That was a typical NRT approach! Yeah, tons of fun, try 4 hours of touch and goes in a C-5 with winds like that; the engineer chiming...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 73
Views: 3967

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

I believe that a good portion of these attitudes stem from disinformation campaigns and antagonism content sponsored by our counterparts in Russia and China. It is so valuable to their priorities that we be weakened. Potentially, we can vote ourselves out of existence, without Russia or China even ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Flight attendants are the most highly visible brand representative of the company and have the most and longest contact with the customer. My biggest issue with it is that it's tacky. The beard and masculine facial features clash with the female FA dress uniform. If he actually looked and acted fem...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

IMO he only ones who will care are narrow-minded trumpist fanatics and people of similar beliefs. I don't think the modern enlightened people will even raise an eye brow. Which is approximately half the flying public in the US. Sure but I’ll bet most of them want two things most: to get some work o...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6867

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

Curious - who or what should be brought to justice? There are a number of theories, some actually rather credible, some clearly not, that point to a non-fuel tank ignition for the cause of the disaster. If any of them are true, then someone was responsible and has escaped justice. I think that what...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 73
Views: 3967

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Too many pronouns - to what are you referring? Let me clarify, Once the big GDP state leaves the union, will no longer will access to other states' taxes, its economy will be right sized. It is the concentrated spending of union's collective economic power made their GDP bigger, no on their own. Do...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Are you serious?. How many of these 72 genders can you actually name and definite without having to look them up or copy/paste? Alaska Airlines has caved to the LBQTQ+±± attorneys and they're still not satisfiied and it's a good thing B6 isn't based in Washington state. According to these attorneys...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 13820

Re: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022

The planners missed out - should have done it April - June 2020.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6867

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

slider wrote:
It's hard to fathom it's been 25 years.

And justice has still been evaded.

To the memory of the 230 souls lost...


Curious - who or what should be brought to justice?

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8482

Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

NRT/RJAA often gets a bad rap for variable and gusty crosswinds, and this video recently posted by air-clips is a case in point. This National B744F crew does a great job getting her down as the speed tape goes wild on final. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7RjAl39l-Y Same landing with more camera ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

It would have been nice to know this was a one-off situation from the beginning. Wouldn't have made for much of a discussion though Agreed but that’s not how Cardillo rolls. He uses Twitter to ginny up the right wing outrage that keeps his $$$ coming. My friend who is a former Delta FA sent me the ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

So there you have it - an employee having a little fun with the company’s policy that requires full adoption of uniform if they swap. *Much* ado about nothing. From HR point of view this is as harmless as it gets. Guess who won’t be explaining any of that? John Cardillo Yes, it's always nice and pr...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

So there you have it - an employee having a little fun with the company’s policy that requires full adoption of uniform if they swap. *Much* ado about nothing. From HR point of view this is as harmless as it gets. Guess who won’t be explaining any of that? John Cardillo It would have been nice to k...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 73
Views: 3967

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

IMHO (I could be completely wrong) states nursing on federal spending through MIC and now DIC, have this idea they are better than others. ps: DIC stands for Data Industrial Complex the new MIC. Not sure if 'better' is the right descriptor, but they certainly have more economic influence than state...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

What's happening here is that you now have a gender/identity obsessed demographic who see him identifying as she, and see her as courageous. But you also have other demographics who just see him as someone self-obsessed who doesn't take his job too seriously, which they wouldn't see as being very p...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

There is no logic and no shame in what you are saying. You don't think company image matters in a customer facing position? I believe he has every right in the world to be a crossdresser... Off the clock. I don't want to be part of his circus. I just want to get from A to B safely. I take no shame ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

It is only you making yourself a part of this by having, and expressing such a strong opinion about something that doesn’t concern you. What he wears doesn’t influence your life in any concieveable way, and yet you think your personal dress code should be more important to him than his own. You inf...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Your company outfit is designed to present a professional image for your employer. It's not for you to express yourself. That's what we wear on our own time. Men walking around in dresses is not a professional image. Neither is a man in a suit lying - see how that works? Oh well. You don't think co...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

If the dress is good enough for a female crew member to do their job, why can’t he use it? And why on earth would anyone have an opinion about it? It is simply none if your business. Let the man, or whatever he chooses to be called do his job in the same uniform that you don’t mind his peers using!...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 73
Views: 3967

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

IMHO (I could be completely wrong) states nursing on federal spending through MIC and now DIC, have this idea they are better than others. ps: DIC stands for Data Industrial Complex the new MIC. Not sure if 'better' is the right descriptor, but they certainly have more economic influence than state...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5861

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

If the dress is good enough for a female crew member to do their job, why can’t he use it? And why on earth would anyone have an opinion about it? It is simply none if your business. Let the man, or whatever he chooses to be called do his job in the same uniform that you don’t mind his peers using!...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

Let’s all hope so - the more areas affected, the less resources to help.

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