Here's the difference I see: For starters she didn't send out a rather bratty tweet blaming the media for her mental health concerns. She identified a problem, she stated problem, and nothing I've seen her state indicates that she's blamed it on anything like fame, publicity, or exposure. Osaka ini...Jump to post
Doesn't Sandmann remind you of the smug little rich mama's boy we all hated in high school? No he was just a kid that the media wanted to use the "white privilege" propaganda term to destroy him. It backfired on them with Duke Lacrosse and it backfired here yet they still run with stories...Jump to post
So I did a little digging myself. TARCO Aircraft Funding isn't some big aircraft lessor, as it's currently the registrant for only this aircraft. It might even be a single-purpose entity to own the aircraft of a wealthy individual. The LLC's business address in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is also the addr...Jump to post
MRY is a surprising add considering all the connection traffic from LAX and the Big Stripe already serving from BUR. Would think they’d rather go after a leisure market like wine country in PRB or summer getaway at TVL. TVL won't happen anytime soon because that airport is closed to commercial serv...Jump to post
Has the kid done anything positive towards native americans since then, to alleviate any doubts we might have ? You think the burden of proof is on this kid to prove to you he's not racist towards Native Americans? Some obnoxious grown man makes a bee line for him while banging drums and gets right...Jump to post
A standard legal maneuver to ward off future nuisance suit filings. Paid to go away, not because there was any merit. Companies do this more often than you think - they want attorneys spending their expensive time on cases that matter. Oh yes, the best way to deter future frivolous lawsuits is to s...Jump to post
I just feel Simone Biles isn't going to do something like this unless something is really amiss. I actually think something deeper is going on. She isn't like Osaka IMO. Interesting - that was the very first comparison that came to my mind - both citing mental health issues. Surely there are as man...Jump to post
The judge in the case ruled that Sandmann's basis for the suits were "not supported by the plain language in the article, which states none of these things" he ruled. We know this already but they paid to settle after. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/washington-post-settles...Jump to post
Thanks to having lived in Japan 10+ years the most for me is the 777, followed by 747.
What definitely ignited my interest was being taken to SJC, SFO, and DCA view parks as a kid. I just thought the 727 and L-1011 powering up for takeoff were the greatest sounds I had ever heard.
Excellent commentary from Juan Brown as per usual. A good family friend of my grandparents was the fire chief in Truckee/Donner for many years way back when. Remember quite a few stories from him about responding to aircraft mishaps. There have always been a high number of accidents in the area, and...Jump to post
They paid him a charitable pittance to go away. He had no case. Not that I think there’s some greater scheme at play, and the networks deserved it…I did find it quite odd just how quickly everything played out in regards to the lawsuits. And also the fact the kid ended up with a job on McConells re...Jump to post
I guess it is easy to be the party of law and order, and for 'the blue' ... until the supporters and insurrectionists your party has offered solace to, and who have been encouraged by your party leader, find themselves on the wrong side of the law by destroying federal property and attempting to st...Jump to post
My mistake. Plenty of women wear shorts-style bathing suits to the beach these days. So no, saying that it’s played on a beach therefore you must wear a small bikini bottom is still not a valid reason. Is there a specific reason why the players can’t just be given the choice? Long shorts or bikini ...Jump to post
It would be interesting to get to the reasoning why the games in Japan were scheduled o be held in late July-early August. Was it pressure from the USA's Comcast/NBC network who didn't want their exclusive coverage of National Football League games on Sunday nights in Sept.-Dec.(likely the USA's TV...Jump to post
Interesting the "speed over accuracy" angle in the article. It rears it's ugly head a lot like the Olympic park bombing and Duke Lacrosse case. There is also the other motive when it comes to "white privilege" I am glad CNN and the WaPo had to pay Sandmann. Anytime editorial roo...Jump to post
DIRECTFLT wrote:Another view of the mushrooming explosion cloud...
His OPS is .556 (right in the middle of the pack), his WAR is -0.3 (near the bottom). And he's only played 43 games this season. Anyway, what is defined as "good for the game"? I would think it's the obvious - winning (and, of course, if you're an owner, making money). I wish the league w...Jump to post
727glasair wrote:My friend used to fly Navajo's and Chieftans for Ameriflight.......night flying, based in SEA. Extremely challenging IFR operations.
I stopped watching news and went back to reading news. The best decision I have ever made. Lightsaber +2 A great strategy overall. I skim TheHill for daily political news and follow a few political reporters on Twitter who keep things balanced. I see fascinating industry news and tech developments ...Jump to post
Life's a real bitch, but when you compound the issue with the burdens of the First World it becomes almost unbearable. Heads up - document verification is the next big fraud prevention thing, get used to it. If it's a requirement for voting it's going to be a requirement to fart in your own bed pre...Jump to post
I’ve been a big fan of MLB battling the pacing issues. If they did it in sensible ways, sure. But removing the need for a pitcher to throw 4 pitches for an intentional walk??? How much time does that save? Not a big fan of having a runner start on 2nd during extra innings, either. The longest game ...Jump to post
OPS superseded batting average in importance awhile ago. I agree that it's not a good change for the game overall. Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers is hitting .160 and still playing every day Back in the day that would get you sent to AAA no matter how well you covered ground in CF. His OPS is .556 (r...Jump to post
There’s a huge difference between wearing something on your own time/choice and the IOC issuing a fine because your shorts are too long. Honestly, give 1 good reason why they absolutely MUST wear the bikini bottom style. The IOC didn’t issue the Norwegian beach handball women a fine, the European H...Jump to post
A nihilist is somebody who says riots are good. I say they are bad. And “activism” isn’t always good - it depends totally on the whys and hows. I guess our key difference is equivalency between loony and loony right. I speak to that and I get shot down. You’re right that the Capitol attack was wors...Jump to post
The POTUS had nothing to do with the deployment in Capitol Hil. Mayor Bowser was in charge of that, and if she asked the pentagon for help, that is still not clear. Trump or the WH had absolutely nothing to do with this. https://wamu.org/story/21/01/11/dc-national-guard-deployment-capitol-delay/ Ca...Jump to post
I've already said I condemn the Jan 6 rioters and endorsed repelling them with lawful gunfire.. not sure how much clearer we can be about that. And I never said I am against peaceful protests. Not at all. I think peaceful protests are great. But unfortunately, violent crime such and riots happen. S...Jump to post
there simply weren’t enough educated competent black people to take over the govt. This is not the problem - there were plenty, and there were even more available by the time Zuma was president. The problem is the post-liberation ANC is a patronage network first. Cabinet positions went to those who...Jump to post
Backyard BBQs, cheap beer, Coke, fireworks, Disney, the entertainment industry, and shopping malls are ‘not as popular in other countries’? Are you sure you have traveled a lot? Just the area of the world I am most familiar with, there are more fireworks and shopping malls in east Asia than in the ...Jump to post
Do you really want to compare the amount of felony rioting / violent crimes between the two sides of political activism? The Jan 6 capitol riot was definitely an example of right wing people doing it. It wasn’t the side doing it in half the big American cities last year. I think Jan 6 was absolutel...Jump to post
Just in case you thought Hitlerina here was an outlier, she is dead center conservative. Here is one of her co-leading lights in Arizona. She's a state senator: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7BibNVXEAEfZN7?format=jpg&name=900x900 Traitor = anyone who disagrees with her. What do all these right w...Jump to post
Now wait a minute. When Trump was elected, a lot of people favored removing him. They said Resist, and he was not the real president. They said the election was a fraudulent, foreign attack. Finally, they realized Mueller would have to remove him. Then that didn’t work. It was theorized that genera...Jump to post
Please provide links to the times Clinton, Carter, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Ried, Kennedy demanded blind allegiance and told followers to overthrow the government. Both sides do not do it. Say it again: BOTH SIDES DO NOT DO IT. Just keep repeating it. Both sides do not do it. https://www.usatoday.co...Jump to post
So for the bipartisan congress investigation into this the GOP wants to include a couple of members who are involved in causing it ? What if they need to be heard ? It’s worse than that - the GOP leader is now accusing the House Speaker of not activating the National Guard on 1/6, which is asinine ...Jump to post
I flew checks for two years, single pilot mostly at night, initially in a Bonanza then an ancient Baron This was in all weather with no excuses for not going (they could always find another pilot) most of this flying was in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana and in the summer time you were dea...Jump to post
It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable. The Australian team was preparing for it. It’s shouldn’t be an issue for Australians with summer temps in many place...Jump to post
It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable.Jump to post
IIRC, the lines on the stab and the wings are walkways. All models should have had the same markings. OK thanks....Those are some rather abstract wing walk paths and they are not symmetrical between the left and right side. Just seems rather bizarre. Also remember there may be specialty equipment i...Jump to post
Why do people even do these polls for, when we already have laws on the books prohibiting secession...namely the 14th amendment? Just because a law is there doesn't mean it correct. Some states are pretty dubious, for instance Hawaii should be an independent nation, it should never have been grante...Jump to post
Participants in the Games have a few things to say about the high temperatures and humidity currently wracking the Tokyo area. As someone who remembers the first half of the 1980's, I find this just a dryly hilarious complaint from the contemporary athletes who insist on wearing mile-long "sho...Jump to post
L410Turbolet wrote:Aaron747 wrote:Except it wouldn't because anyone with a brain could see that any Patriot Party group on GETTR or Telegram has no logo associated with a certain NFL team.
Since when is cancel culture guided by logic or reason?
If that’s the case then why aren’t Americans getting excited by ODI and 20/20 cricket, there’s action, strategy, excitement, the short forms of cricket are much better spectator sports than incredibly boring baseball. If you tinker with some rules you may get test cricket back to its lofty lore, th...Jump to post
I agree that people who are not US citizens, who are demonstrated to be acting as foreign agents of hostile countries should be deported. Of all these groups, Chinese citizens would likely be the greatest in number and among the most sophisticated. I think any national security or intelligence prof...Jump to post
You bring up a good point. They're shouldn't be much resistance from the fans since the Patriots is a team based in a solid blue region. They should be offended their team shares a code name for white supremacists and/or Q followers. Interesting spin but they don't care because Q is largely irrelev...Jump to post
By comparison, Los Angeles has five major commercial airports: LAX BUR LGB SNA ONT And I think PMD is still owned by LA World Airports, but is moribund. Van Nuys and Hawthorne serve business jets, Surf Air, etc. And there are more… Ex military airfields include VCV and RIV. The widely-spread nature...Jump to post
Of course not. It means the NTSB isn't done investigating. When they are there will be a flurry of reports and commentary again.Jump to post