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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

casinterest wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yes, true self-government.


True Self Government? So now you are talking about secession from the US. Go ahead and get your state to buy into that.


Straw man argument, never said anything like that. You do know there was a USG prior to 1916?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Yes, true self-government. Technology isn’t dependent on government. Cars were developed before the Income tax, A military is clearly covered in Section 8 as a power given Congress. We fought several wars before the income tax.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Repeal the Income Tax for starts. Strictly interpret Art 1 Sec 8 enumerated powers, none of this using the taxing power to create laws that aren’t based on Section 8. If it’s not enumerated there, it’s on the states. The reason they have power is because we let them have it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

I know it's off year and not much going on. I feel Murphy has done well in NJ (wish he was NY Governor) and will be re-elected rather easily. All eyes on Virginia as it seems the state may elect a Red Governor. I do think Biden's horrible year is playing into this election and it will be interestin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

It’s not a delay. Typically, but type dependent, Vr and Vlof are split by about half the difference between Vr and V2. The plane has to accelerate, under the added drag of being partially wing borne to liftoff. Quads usually take longer to liftoff, less relative thrust and greater momentum

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12925

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

That’s modern legal defense—try it in public

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12925

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It’s a certainty that the armorer isn’t the one paying or employing the legal counsel. The production company and possibly their insurer has a strong interest in defending her.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

The rudder is the control for maintaining coordinated flight and nothing wrong with using for that purpose. Uncoordinated flight is a really bad idea in swept wing plane hence designers have included yaw dampers for virtually all of them. For all normal flight, the dampers do the job. When they fail...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

No idea why supremacists require mention as nobody says they had anything to do with anything...?? Have you listened to the any news or any earlier post here claiming it’s all about whites? I just did a search of all 3 thread pages in my browser and the only references to whites were from right win...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

The future face of MAGA. https://youtu.be/bwnqWIIXZM0 White supremacists must be stupid they elected a black female as Lt Gov and an Hispanic man as AG. No idea why supremacists require mention as nobody says they had anything to do with anything...?? Have you listened to the any news or any earlie...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

https://youtu.be/bwnqWIIXZM0

White supremacists must be stupid they elected a black female as Lt Gov and an Hispanic man as AG.
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The future face of MAGA.

https://youtu.be/bwnqWIIXZM0

White supremacists must be stupid they elected a black female as Lt Gov and an Hispanic man as AG.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Well, look at the rates in the read areas—rates in excess of 30/100,000. I’d say a steaming bowl of not good. Yes, old line working class areas were fine, too, but large areas, neither you nor I would walk at anytime.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Casinterst, Deeply motivated to a political position. These are the same voters that gave Biden a 10 point win a year ago. Yes, but deeply motivated people of their own selfish interests rarely work out well for the whole country. It is called Game Theory. Yes, those white, misogynistic racists jus...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

They were, in fact, uninhabitable then, as now unless you’re very well off living in a wealthy enclave. I wasn’t asked then.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2694

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

The National Felon League where old white guys get to buy and sell young men. Football should be canceled—more HS football players are killed annually than in professionally flown Part 91 Jets.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Let's hope the Dems stay progressive!! Terry McAuliffe was a moderate, old school Democrat. Americans love progressive Democrats and the Squad members. This is one election. In many local elections progressive Democrats did well across the country. It’s that “love” that created a 50/50 senate, a fi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Speaking of the House, they added a big tax break for the rich by increasing the SALT deduction 7.25 times and subsidizing upper middle class child care. The subsidies on child care along with guaranteed wages for the caregivers could make child care unaffordable, which is exactly the history of col...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Casinterst, Deeply motivated to a political position. These are the same voters that gave Biden a 10 point win a year ago. Yes, but deeply motivated people of their own selfish interests rarely work out well for the whole country. It is called Game Theory. Progressives have created the straw man th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Casinterst,

Deeply motivated to a political position. These are the same voters that gave Biden a 10 point win a year ago.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Let's congratulate the GOP. They won on broad messages of racism, lies, and anti-educational agendas in an off election year. It will probably create more firestorms going into 2022 and 2024. In Virginia the items that put Youngkin over the top were probably the grocery tax and suspension of the Ga...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Both parties need to learn to stop listening to the crazies out on your fringes. Most interestingly, both sides crazies overlap in many ways. Deal with reasonable solutions to problems—fiscal security, expand the tax base while reducing rates, key in on real solutions like fixing base infrastructure...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 3553

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

There’s no way any Russian planes is the best large cargo plane. Proof: no one other than Russians and few of their friends are flying them. Reason: lousy after sale support for starters.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you tell the plane from this wing shot?
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: Can you tell the plane from this wing shot?

It wasn’t on the boarding pass or the emergency card?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Youngkin just won VA 54 to 46.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2432

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

But significantly less pollution than thousands of international cities. To put it in perspective. LA, indeed US, pollution levels are truly a first world problem.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 8216

Re: Fedex route map?

Unless the plan is put yourself in a box to ship to a location, why would anyone care?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In retrospect should have American Flight 191 aborted takeoff?
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: In retrospect should have American Flight 191 aborted takeoff?

I believe the engine procedure was FAA-approved by American’s PMI. Joe Leonard was AA’s maintenance director, later at CO and EA under Lorenzo

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2432

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Nothing here changes my opinion on fast food places. Coffee and move on

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easy trick to identify Citation Jets?
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Easy trick to identify Citation Jets

There was a lot of parts bin engineering in the 500 series. Up thru the 560 and XL. I’m assuming there cannot many Citation 3 about

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12925

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

In my experience, he is. Lots of local NRA instructors are busy giving courses. Headlines aplenty when there’s an accidental shooting. In 60 years around guns, I’ve never seen dangerous handling, but then that’s was a more responsible generation that knew what they were about. We have made it save f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easy trick to identify Citation Jets?
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Easy trick to identify Citation Jets

No, not really. Small T-tails are CJ versions. Straight wings with cruciform tails are based on the original 500 series in one iteration or another. The X is distinctive. The 680 Sovereign has square looking rudder/fin.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2427

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

There was almost no system in that plane that you couldn’t work around a problem. The engineers could use wrenches to position air conditioning valves, manually position hydraulic valves, pull circuit breakers and disable landing gear movement or enable only certain legs. Sticky outflow valve proble...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2427

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

It was 11 hours, normally half that. Max speed with a gear hanging was about 220 knots about F200. Gear Mach limit was the limit. IIRC, only one leg was hanging the rest were retracted. We could individually extend and retract gears

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3377

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

Questions about the horizontal stabilizer tank: 1) on planes that had/have the horizontal stabilizer tank, is that used primarily for feeding the APU? ; 2) How do they fill the tail tank? Is it through the ports on the wings or is there a separate filling point? Thanks for any responses to these qu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2145

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

If government debt is a good, Venezuela should be paradise. As stated earlier in the thread, conservatives have to stop mentioning Venezuela as point of comparison in these discussions. Non-diversified economy, and guardrails/checks and balances removed by dictator over a decade ago. Zero compariso...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would De Havilland be today if the Comet didnt have issues?
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: Where would De Havilland be today if the Comet didnt have issues?

Nouflyer wrote:
I think the answer lies in the Caravelle.

They would probably have sold under 300 Comets, and De Havilland would have ended up disappearing just as Sud Aviation did.


Well, DH did build 125s until awhile ago.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

I didn’t know the back story, but Matt Taibibi on Substack knocks out of the park. He’s not MAGA Trumpist, either. https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-lets-go-brandon-freakout-goes?r=5mz1&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source= It was inappropriate It was wrong and it is absurd peopl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

I didn’t know the back story, but Matt Taibibi on Substack knocks out of the park. He’s not MAGA Trumpist, either. https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-lets-go-brandon-freakout-goes?r=5mz1&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source= "...mass-forget the previous four years..." lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

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I didn’t know the back story, but Matt Taibibi on Substack knocks out of the park. He’s not MAGA Trumpist, either.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-lets- ... tm_source=

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What led to the demise of Air L.A.?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: What led to the demise of L.A. Air?

Air LA? ICAO: UED? No idea, but over growth buying the Minneapolis carrier could contribute to its demise.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US wants even more advanced training aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 3744

Re: US wants even more advanced training aircraft

It’s classic “skip on the front end (training), pay on the back end (accidents with combat aircraft).” Not sure training pilots the way we always have is the right way to train them going forward. Probably a better way to do this that doesn’t require carrier qual as part of Advanced Flight but smar...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

We won’t know, but if it’s a first offense—60 days to go home and think about it. Grieved, maybe reduced to 30 days. He won’t be terminated on a first offense.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Vitamin D shots ?

When I had a D deficiency, my doc just prescribed OTC vitamins pills. 5,000 units which my new doc said was too much. Go figure Well if you're being treated for vitamin D deficiency, wouldn't how much is enough or too much be determined by blood test results? And that would be how he reduced the do...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Why is it when someone has an opinion that lines up with the far right extremists, they are patriots and must be allowed to speak but when someone has an opinion outside that echo chamber, they are told to be quiet? Especially people in positions of power? Plenty on the Left are trying to shut up o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2427

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

Oh thats very intresting to know I wasnt aware of such malfunction flight..Thanks for making me aware of such flights too which I will keep in mind for it could be one of the myriads of possibilities why landing gears arent retracted. A gear down dispatch does not necessarily mean the flight is a m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Why is it when someone has an opinion that lines up with the far right extremists, they are patriots and must be allowed to speak but when someone has an opinion outside that echo chamber, they are told to be quiet? Especially people in positions of power? Plenty on the Left are trying to shut up o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2427

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

Wish there was video of my C-5 departure from Kelly Depot years ago—one gear at a time as the engineers buttoned some gear up, two gear required switching logic cards between the gears. Somewhere near Shreveport, we were clean and climbing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8143

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Coworkers bringing their political views into the workplace and enforcing them on you is always a peeve. Shows either a lack of social skills or a lack of self control. Lots that I'd like to respond with but, fortunately or not, I'm well practiced at biting my tounge....and rolling my eyes. Have yo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Vitamin D shots ?

When I had a D deficiency, my doc just prescribed OTC vitamins pills. 5,000 units which my new doc said was too much. Go figure

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12925

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Yeah the only reason it can be argued he should have checked is because it's easy enough to do. If instead he was given a prop rocket launcher, was supposed to pull the trigger, and told the rocket was a dummy, we wouldn't be arguing he should have checked the rocket or the electronics or whatever....

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