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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

It's comical l that I also got the feeling CNN was outright pissed that this woman was convicted as you seem to be. Tread title doesn't make any sense as well. She was found guilty (rightly so) and will do some serious time. Never really paid her any mind but watched an interview she did with CNBC ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your theme for the year?
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: What is your theme for the year?

The only good theme for this year is to end PY3 (Pandemic Year) early.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

The MSM wanter her to be the next Steve Jobs but wasn't meant to be. Bye Felicia. She wanted to be the next Steve Jobs, down to purposefully imitating his mannerisms. She honestly sounds like a pretty strange person, but I guess this wouldn't have happened if she was all there. But if you're in the...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

It's comical l that I also got the feeling CNN was outright pissed that this woman was convicted as you seem to be. Tread title doesn't make any sense as well. She was found guilty (rightly so) and will do some serious time. Never really paid her any mind but watched an interview she did with CNBC ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

Boy what a mess this trial turned out to be. Holmes is found guilty of four charges, not guilty on four charges, and no verdict on three charges. The guilty charges relate to conspiracy to defraud investors and wire fraud. This has long slog of appeal and other nonsense written all over it. It's har...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betty White passes away at age 99
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: Betty White passes away at age 99

https://twitter.com/TommySledge/status/ ... 1018859522
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Betty had the room eating out of her hand everywhere she went. One of my favorite moments is her gutter humor at the William Shatner roast:

https://twitter.com/TommySledge/status/ ... 1018859522

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

I have relatives who swear by acupuncture, but what their GPs think of it is, safe to say, a mixed bag. Believing whatever you're doing is working is probably half the battle.

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

I had no such problem. And in this case, just google "Covid cases (country)" and you'll see the graph and the numbers. Higher in almost every country. The only country that had less cases than at the same time last year, from what I've checked, is Portugal. You refuse to look at the facts...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2212

Re: NHS privitized?

As somebody who does financial optimizations for a living, the US healthcare system is my worst nightmare. It is a tragedy that so much money (that can be used to improve people's lives) is wasted in the US on its poorly performing healthcare system. Meanwhile, many Americans essentially go without...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

There are people who just use their common sense. In just about every country in the western world right now, there are more infections than at this same time last year despite most countries being around 75% vaxxed, lockdowns, mask wearing. Much fewer people are dying, but on the whole more are co...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

Whether or not he contracted COVID is irrelevant - for a leader and public face he is making highly irresponsible public pronouncements that run counter to prevailing medical advice. Then people ask where to find up to date, accurate information and when presented with sources, they say “Oh. like I...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2212

Re: NHS privitized?

Highly recommend the American system. Can’t beat prices made up on the spot, everything inflated 1000x, and the solution to being poor and sick is to simply die. I've also received an MRI within 10 days in the US for a somewhat serious but routine injury, which is a timeframe that would be expresse...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7930

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

The Nordic countries are much more homogenous than the US, much higher trust levels which has big knock-on effects. There’s a huge difference between governing 5 million, mostly agreeable people, than 325 million of a 100 or more ethnicities. Going to call this a bit of a canard, since the Nordic c...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/586560-fauci-says-mask-wearing-on-planes-could-be-here You were saying? Sounds like he was still answering in the context of COVID messaging and ignored the post-pandemic part. If you’ve ever worked a singular issue for a year-plus th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7930

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Why can't the US fix itself? It is bloody obvious what needs to be done on education, infrastructure, climate change, healthcare and to give people a reasonable living wage and some security. America is a great country, but very one-sided. Social mobility is less than in other high-income countries...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7930

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

We are not stingy with money, we are just inefficient and corrupt. Unchecked capitalism in the cottage industries that feed/serve the political, financial, and legal professions are the reason. Market imperatives in the merry-go-round of access to those realms drives that inefficiency, but make no ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7930

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Why should we be spending 50% of the US economy on a Federal/Local government that, as you put it, we "don't get anything from?" Why would we want to make that percentage bigger? Your post is an excellent demonstration of the problem. You and I may be on different sides of the political s...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

I learned that this is a lost battle. Americans are OBSESSED with guns, and they will never change. No matter what, sure there will be some forward thinking states, but ultimately the guns can be purchased in the next state (the irony of the Mexican cartel’s gun violence with guns that they purchas...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7930

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Good to hear that the people of West Virginia are doing so well, that they don’t need this. I only wish that the other 49 states could catch up to their quality of life standard but WV just sets the bar so high. I mean look at them! Their Senator lives on a yacht and drives a Maserati. Streets are ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/17/business/southwest-ceo-covid/index.html Literally 2 days ago he was advocating for removing the mask mandate on planes, as he considers them a "safe" environment. His positive test shows why CEO's should NOT be giving health advice or making health related d...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

dmg626 wrote:
Big deal, everyone has either knowingly or unknowingly had it, just get on with it and keep on going.


This opinion is not remotely consistent with public health/medical consensus.

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

Did he get covid on an airplane? If not, what's what's connection between him advocating for the mask mandate to be removed and getting covid? Is he vaccinated? If so, why does it matter if he tested positive anyways? I've never understood the argument that getting covid means you can't have an opi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 46
Views: 3895

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

On the one hand, they're seen as martyrs. On the other, I don't think any of these armchair idolizers wants to follow in their footsteps and be thrown in prison. When you really think about it, for all of the millions of people who thought the election was stolen, a tiny percentage of them actually...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

Simple answer: both. Complex answer: the US is large and difficult to manage. Federal and state/local law enforcement don't always coordinate well together, opportunities get missed, changing political agendas get in the way of long-term execution, etc. Federal agency budgets often get cut in the m...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

Yes, that is the practical side of the problem. Gun lovers don’t want to admit there are too many ways around the laws we already have, and the left doesn’t want to admit trafficking networks that get them into hands of bad guys are too far ahead of the government to be stopped. I have to push back...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

I was being silly with my comment, but I get what you're saying. Eliminate the gun at the source, if you will, so the criminal can't get it and use it to commit gun related crimes. Am I correct? I think the problem is the US is saturated with so many guns and gun owners that we have many more bad a...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread
Replies: 465
Views: 4397

Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

The mirrors are a bit much, but the photo of the kids in the box glass is pretty cool. Still not very inspiring compared to the Grand Canyon walk.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

Not going to give it to the criminal. He won't need it anymore. Simple logic shown to work in most civilized countries, this. I was being silly with my comment, but I get what you're saying. Eliminate the gun at the source, if you will, so the criminal can't get it and use it to commit gun related ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16877

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It is kind of a Catch 22. It sounds like Rittenhouse wants to live a normal life under the radar now, but given the high level of attention his trial gathered this will be impossible for him. He wants to attend college and become a nurse but activists were already protesting trying to keep him from...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16877

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He faced a trial of his own peers, who found him not guilty with evidence showing he acted in self defense. Like it or not ots not shameful I didn’t say anything about the verdict. What’s shameful is the entire TPUSA and like-minded media sphere holding this doofus up as some kind of hero. They’re ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16877

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

As predicted, this didn't take long at all: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/586001-rittenhouse-to-speak-at-turning-point-usa-event Lionizing and now funding the life of a teenage idiot...shameful. He faced a trial of his own peers, who found him not guilty with evidence showing he...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2493

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

The tornado watch covered tens of millions of people over thousands of square miles. They are also not uncommon....you can't just evacuate everywhere inside of a tornado watch. No, but you can be aware. When Tornado's go live, most everyone's phones start going off now with alerts. The weather stat...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16877

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing ... -usa-event

Lionizing and now funding the life of a teenage idiot...shameful.
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As predicted, this didn't take long at all:

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing ... -usa-event

Lionizing and now funding the life of a teenage idiot...shameful.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.
Replies: 31
Views: 2813

Re: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.

casinterest wrote:
So if her name was engorged galore, that would make her Cat's name?


Milkfed!

In all seriousness I shall quickly apply my ‘mass mental illness endemic in America’ label on this here story.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holes or gaps in the upper surface of trailing edge flap segments?
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Holes or gaps in the upper surface of trailing edge flap segments?

These different flap designs have names - simple/plain, slotted, Fowler, etc. You are referring to slotted flaps where gaps are visible, or if they extend outward from the wing and then additional sections open, a slotted Fowler design. The benefit of slotted flaps is a higher efficiency of lift - t...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5522

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

My point is still that US-quiet is not the same as EU-quiet. According to a quick google search Columbia, Maryland is the safest US city. With a population of just over 100K they saw in 2019 (pre-covid) 8 murders, 57 rapes and 167 robberies. https://www.howardcountymd.gov/sites/default/files/2021-0...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 46
Views: 3895

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

We have some stunning new developments in the Legal fights. Mark Meadows, who was going to comply, but then didn't is now being charged with Contempt. However, prior to having a "Change" of heart. Meadows supplied over 9000 documents to Congress. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/us/poli...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2493

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

I will say, being a former resident of a tornado ally state, a lot of times the tornado warnings mean nothing, so I can understand the lack of urgency to move during one. Sort of like every time there is a hurricane that is super bad in FL, the news always asks why residents didn't follow mandatory...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2493

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

I worry, that much like Joplin, many of those in Mayfield ignored the warnings. https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna44596753 "Honestly it was a bit of a disappointment that there were so many people who didn't move to shelter after the first warning," Stammer said. "The human side is the ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2493

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

It isn't talked about much here but the major networks are giving it a lot of attention.

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3314

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Two points that spring out at me are these; 1. Assuming that Oswald was a sole shooter, how was he able to bring that gun to the depository without being caught. Surely buildings along the route would have been searched. Let's face JFK was not just 'some politician'. 2. Assuming that Ruby was a sol...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3003

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

If you think about a state as a system, in its most basic meaning, the current situation where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer is just brining too much instability in the system. In more practical terms, you may reach a point when life would become too hard for too many ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3003

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

Why would better economic of scale mean lesser it contribute to the society? Sure, it can gain more money because it make fewer losses. but those losses in efficiency by SME aren't "contributing to society". Mmmmmm no, have to disagree. Main street capitalism was a HUGE part of how the mi...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: End of an era at Fox News

Good to see, maybe he can return some legitimacy to a broken news agency. Not thinking that CNN is the one that is broken. https://theweek.com/fox-news/1007351/2-prominent-conservatives-quit-fox-news-over-tucker-carlsons-jan-6-incoherent When they joined Fox News in 2009, and for most of the next d...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

The rules are justifiably ignored, because no-one can see any worthwhile benefit to follow them. THEY DO NOT WORK. There is no correlation between enforcement and less cases. Two years later here we are, most countries in the world have Omicron in them despite of mitigation. It will continue foreve...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

More hysterical nonsense. Politicians can do what they like, people have stopped listening. I certainly have. Well luckily not everyone is like that. When the NHS is on it's knees according to the Chief Medical Examer, and they are expecting things only to get worse to say you'll ignore anything th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3003

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

How many people are employed by Bezos, Musk, and Gates? Its more than a few. How many of those folks make a livable wage? How many folks are gainfully employed in businesses that support those three's businesses? It's not that they will give their money to other people, its that their success will ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3314

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6JfJkYXXFQ
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Pretty timely and interesting documentary just produced by ABC7 in SFO - they talk about a visual experiment done with triangulation of positions of people in photos that shows where the 2nd shooter may have stood in Moorman's photo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6JfJkYXXFQ

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3003

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

So are you a tax the rich person? I am in favour of everyone paying their share. Start with getting rid of deductions and tax incentives. That there is an entire industry of lobbyists and tax-lawyers means the system is too complicated and “easy” to circumvent. Or it just means it is intentionally ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3182

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Not to mention smash and grabs have pretty much always existed. And the US isn’t the old west where the punishment for stealing designer shoes is to get shot down in the street. It's not just designer shoes. It's laundry detergent and other normal daily life items. If you don't get a handle on this...

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