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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Stand under rifle targets in the pit and bullets passing overhead are very distinguishable. There’s a ton of research and books written. Some are obviously nutty, others have some real significance. The Mafia history from the early days of Cuba have relevance; now we dismiss them but in the 60s they...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2262

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Sorry to hear of his passing, yes a good use of a red eye. Apparently “you, you, you” don’t like differing opinions. I would rather my employees come to work rested, but that’s why we have crew duty rules in aviation. I would hope your employer wouldn’t expect the employee to be on an airliner all n...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2388

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

One of the biggest factor in aviation, especially GA, is that of scale. High cost barriers due to safety certification spread over small production runs mean high unit costs. Proven technology wins over innovation. Add in large legacy installed base and new designs face a high wall.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuel driven actuators?
Replies: 14
Views: 1562

Re: Why fuel driven actuators?

Because there is fuel pressure available internal to the engine. Using hydraulics would introduce new lines from the pumps. Basically, it’s simpler

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does anyone know what the highest thrust JT8D engine was ever used on a Boeing 737-100?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Does anyone know what the highest thrust JT8D engine was ever used on a Boeing 737-100?

The model has been out of service for a very long time, what’s the interest here? Take-off performance is not merely thrust-weight ratios. High thrust, given the airframe, means higher Vmcg and Vmca, which in turn could mean longer take-off run and different climb gradient. It’s not unusual for dera...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

A sleep doc told me you’ll die faster from lack of sleep than lack of food.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

True enough, but again, what need is there to protect any mere functionaries through redaction after 60 years..? I’ve always believed the only “conspiracy” behind it all was attempts to cover woeful incompetence on the government’s part. Oswald had already attempted to shoot Edwin Walker. He was on...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

He was a trained sharpshooter, but not a sniper. Doesn’t matter. It has been shown repeatedly that people with his sort of skill or lower could hit that target with such a rifle, with little or no preparation. Have you ever measured up that distance? Because it is a lot shorter than what TV wide sh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2262

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Anyone who thinks "no one likes redeyes" has never travelled seriously. They are extraordinarily efficient in many circumstances. The main reason Southwest has issues with red eyes is their maintenance processes are largely built around not having them. Why is Southwest Airlines so reluct...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

And the crowds haven’t arrived yet!! Yes, I’ve been to Cairns and the Gold, very similar

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 2410

Re: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?

Our B727s at EAL had D-9, D-15 and D-17R power, Scheduling was good at putting the right airframe and engine configuration where it was needed for performance reasons.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

You’re right, it’s not easy - but far easier within the insular world of the national security state. The Watergate conspirators consisted of WH and party officials and politicians are the last group of people you could find to keep quiet (or organized). Intel pros and operatives? Different animal....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

LHO was hardly a trained sniper, he got a Marine rifle qualification on a range. Pulling off the assassination of the century with a modest weapon, firing an improbably perfect series of shots. The others who killed presidents did so at close range, even within inches—very different shot solution. T...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7710

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

How much more crew training would be required to prepare them for formation flying? USAF pilot training was, until the T-1, pretty much a formation course with contact and instruments thrown in. The majority of T-38 flyng was formation. There are a lot of commercial airline pilots, maybe even the m...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

I think those are directly comparable. Still believing in Kennedy assasination conspiracy theories takes as much anti-science and paranoia as with 9-11 and 5g Corona vaccines. That the politics, fringe groups, mafia, Jedgar led FBI, Cuba, the cold war climate and all of that showed as complete full...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

It’s up to history now, there’ll never be a trial. Read up on the Warren Commission from a different perspective. Allen Dulles represented the CIA, as former DCI he was in charge of the Castro murder attempts kept secret from the Commission. He also had been publicly fired from that job by JFK. Four...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

7.5 hours in LAX, get a day hotel room. Sleep is hardly overrated, you’ll die from lack of sleep before dying from hunger. It’s a physical necessity.

I’m in Ft Myers now perfect weather!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34410

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Great so now everyone can shut up abut this being legal, because it is. That might be nice, but expect an appeal. Vaccine mandates have been legal since 1905 and reaffirmed in 1922. SCOTUS so far has refused to hear any cases and 99.9% of cases brought by employees against the mandates have failed....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Explain some of the coincidental deaths—Mary Meyer (one of JFK’s lover); Dorothy Kilgallen, the only reporter who interviewed Ruby and had done considerable rea search on the murder of JFK; Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, both found dead days before testifying before the HSCA. Roselli and Giancana ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti

If there was ever a case for benevolent colonial, Haiti is it. BBQ will likely be the new power in the city anyway. Interesting to fly over Haiti and see the deforestation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2150

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

It takes a long time to burn that many files. The only reason for the classification all these later are the embarrassing facts tied to names. This one conspiracy I’m a believer in, just not the wilder ones where just about every person in America was complicit

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13564

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

EA flew the Shuttle with Electras, also, VFR when their were ATC slowdowns. The A300B2 was standard for LGA-BOS for quite awhile, not just thrown in. The B727 was the most common and used as the back-up in all three stations. When the backup was launched, the standby plane at the opposite end was s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7710

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

How much more crew training would be required to prepare them for formation flying? USAF pilot training was, until the T-1, pretty much a formation course with contact and instruments thrown in. The majority of T-38 flyng was formation. There’s no automated air refueling, the receivers are hand flo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36507

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Is it possible Everts supplied the operating crew under contract? While anything is possible, extremely unlikely. It’s possible that the crew was acting as independent contractors during their time off but it’s more common for a 91 department to type it’s existing crew if the airplane was a new acq...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13564

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

EA flew the Shuttle with Electras, also, VFR when their were ATC slowdowns. The A300B2 was standard for LGA-BOS for quite awhile, not just thrown in. The B727 was the most common and used as the back-up in all three stations. When the backup was launched, the standby plane at the opposite end was se...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36507

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Is it possible Everts supplied the operating crew under contract?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Misterious A340 impounded at Bissau
Replies: 8
Views: 5183

Re: Misterious A340 impounded at Bissau

Paging Simon Mann…

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

Then you would support an across the board 25% cut in US spending? (That's what is would take essentially. All programs and all budgets? That would solve it right there. The key is it has to be all and everything. Picking and choosing will not, does not work. No one wants their ox gored and the vot...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13564

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

cs03 wrote:
Does anyone remember the EA A300B4s on LGA/BOS? $35 for a ticket and paid on board.


They were B2, IIRC, system flew the B4s

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2139

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

That he’s a stupid, narcissistic, over paid jerk sports figure is a surprise to anyone is the real shocker. It’s almost a CV requirement and the very few that aren’t are hated for not being one. If it weren’t for old guys with money, these rich sports figures would be hoisting boxes at an Amazon ful...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

There is no government revenue problems, there is too much spending. The USG has all the money it needs, besides the left wing fashion was MMT. Why doesn’t the Administration just print $3.5 trillion, no taxes, no borrowing. It’s free as Mr.Biden said. Exactly right. The US government has an absolu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7710

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

This has been beaten to death here before. Very challenging in operational service—identical departure times, etc,

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2388

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

That and in the US, GA is so large and so filled with relatively inexpensive old planes that a couple of diesel models don’t have much impact

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6410

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

Occasionally, off duty, sure; not on the job. Besides, even in a Global, you’re not behind closed doors.

Believe what you want, if you haven’t been in one.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6410

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It just never came up—I honestly can’t remember a political discussion in the plane. If you have a three day layover in Berlin, South Africa or Sydney, do something, don’t bog in the stupidity of politics. Life is NOT politics. I remember a Brazilian handler hating on Lulu. The Canadians I knew wou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going higher
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Going higher

Climb rates have a lot to do with optimum levels on short legs. Even F510 Jets rarely cries up there, the burn from 470 to 490 or 510 eats up the fuel saved for the last two hours. Out of 470, the ROC is gonna be about 300-400 fpm.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?

In the USAF we were issued Nomex gloves with leather palms. Fighter bubbas nearly always wore them, heavies less so. The RAF drivers had neat white leather ones, that remained white for maybe six months. Never wore gloves in civilian planes, once ready to start.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2388

Re: Why is Jet fuel not more popular on SE aicrafts?

Money, the new planes are very expensive

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Pride 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Seattle Pride 2022

When I’ve stayed there—the Sorrento, but it’s been awhile.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6410

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It just never came up—I honestly can’t remember a political discussion in the plane. If you have a three day layover in Berlin, South Africa or Sydney, do something, don’t bog in the stupidity of politics. Life is NOT politics. I remember a Brazilian handler hating on Lulu. The Canadians I knew woul...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7863

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Where did you see USD 3,000 a ton, that’s about $30 a gallon, correct?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2264

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

Yes, the Station club fire, another case of nothing good happens in large, pumped up crowds. So-so band, drinking and disaster. A friend is licensed to do pyro at shows, he agrees to that, it’s a job he mostly hates.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1991

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

First, latch and lock the shoulder harness. Tough to do if only two pilots, if so, get a flight attendant into the cockpit. Yes, move the pilot somewhere where access for treatment can be applied, esp if it’s a suspected heart attack.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2262

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Any idea when Southwest would start red-eyes? Sounds like the technology is almost ready. There are two issues. 1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops di...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6410

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

It’s no wonder I liked corporate flying more than airline. You have to listen to it more in the cockpits, crew rooms. Ah yes. The dreaded 8-hour sector with that guy equipped with strong political opinions and no filter... :banghead: Yup! I couldn’t tell the leanings of 20 or so corporate pilots I ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who would de-ice Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 3376

Re: Who would de-ice Air Force One?

Of course, the USAF has thousands of fuelers, just had haul in the number needed, plus tanker fuel in all they could and for some planes (E-4, for one), AAR. Banner moves know no limits. How’s 19-hours non-stop KADW-PGUA to get the limos onward in one leap, then into Australia. The Clinton post-1996...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

We’ll happily take back New Amsterdam. ;) Well, the Treaty of Breda gave your lot Suriname, of course you’d take NYC back. To N1120A. My point was those comparing the US (“red staters”) to Portugal and Netherlands regarding drug policies. America could not have their drug policies for reasons of ou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2264

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

Haha! I can see that one hit home! Anyway, safetywise, it is still safer than flying. There are hosts of experiences in culture, arts, religion, sports, politics and general civic life that can only be had in large crowds. To say it spells danger IS ignorant and staristically wrong. An awful lot of...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2264

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

An awful lot of good happens in those situations! Some of the nicest things in life! Man! Talk about ignorance! Wikipedia describes pretty well what actually goes wrong when it does go wrong: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stampede#Crushes I learned long ago that nothing good happens in large gath...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2264

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

I learned long ago that nothing good happens in large gatherings of pumped kids or adults posing as kids.

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