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by c933103
Fri May 13, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12970

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

The deal is apparently on hold. Is Musk looking for a way out, or is this just another of his publicity grabbing moves? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/may/13/twitter-takeover-temporarily-hold-elon-musk It's Musk...what isn't a ploy for publicity? This is what I don't get. Not knowing e...

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by c933103
Fri May 13, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

For Japan look at - https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/256221468752350809/pdf/multi-page.pdf 1. Why are you quoting a document from year 1992, which is a whole 30 years ago? 2. Even this document identified, "Gradually, competition from automobiles and aircraft intensified, and JNR lo...

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10780

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 022-05-12/

North Korea claim 350,000+ infected with "fever of unidentified origin" with six death, one confirmed to be Omicron
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https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 022-05-12/

North Korea claim 350,000+ infected with "fever of unidentified origin" with six death, one confirmed to be Omicron

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10780

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://transitjam.com/2022/05/11/developers-leverage-isolation-gifts-for-luxury-tower-plans-paved-areas-have-low-ecological-value/ After Hong Kong government poured concrete onto wetland for "coronavirus isolation", property developers applied to rezone those area into building skyscraper...

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

China has built about 38,000km of high speed rail, in about the same time since California first got approval to start construction back in 2008. California is the world's 3rd largest economy, what's the problem here? China invested 100 Billion USD into constructing HSR each and every years. While ...

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

China has built about 38,000km of high speed rail, in about the same time since California first got approval to start construction back in 2008. California is the world's 3rd largest economy, what's the problem here? China invested 100 Billion USD into constructing HSR each and every years. While ...

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

You obviously aren't familiar with the successful HSR services between DC, New York, and Boston. :roll: That is because the Acela isn't real HSR what is their average speed? 80? China much faster. So you think Acela being slow and successful indicate faster service wouldn't success? Acela are alrea...

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10780

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20220512001251325?section=news North Korea claim to have found first case of corona inside the country, from a resident in Pyongyang with fever. Variant being Omicron. Given the location of discovery, and how they descrive the patient is found, I think it indicate clea...

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by c933103
Thu May 12, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

What you have missed in the enthusiasm are the loans taken by the Japanese and the Chinese for the development of their HSR networks and both are in debt traps. Obviously, one day or the other the respective Governments will bail them out. In Japan's case, the cost of constructing Shinkansen are ei...

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by c933103
Wed May 11, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Americans, and to some extent Canadians, have been so indoctrinated with this fantasy that cares and airplanes are the only travel options. We have been told for decades that trains are slow and unreliable all while watching EU, Japan, and China build high speed networks in addition to air and road...

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by c933103
Wed May 11, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Before I start, I wanna make a point clear, I'm a proponent of rail and more rail but HSR has issues. This is a big problem in the US nowadays. Many "train lovers" are simply nostalgic of the trains from before WWI era over a century ago. They wanted to recreate the past. Instead of tryin...

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by c933103
Wed May 11, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Again, why? You say it "makes sense." How? If there was a strong business case for it, wouldn't billions of market capital be clamoring for the solution? Its not. Why? Because we would be talking trillions of dollars and ROIs measured in centuries. - You do realize that there are mow priv...

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by c933103
Wed May 11, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

You sure are and we will see it when this boondoggle is over. I seriously doubt this, HSR works in countries like China because of the vastness and distance between cities and lack of airlines willing to do short hops like WN. It's never really going to work here and the prices will just drive peop...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Pi7472000 wrote:
Hopefully we will see corporations leave extreme states that will ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned. I will make sure not to travel to states like Texas etc. that ban abortion and do not support the rights of women.

If they aren't leaving Middle East why would they leave Texas

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Let the free market decide, amiright? You sure are and we will see it when this boondoggle is over. High speed rail are generally preferrable to air travel whenever they are available, especially when the train trip is about ~1-4 hours long. I seriously doubt this, HSR works in countries like China...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Numbering Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: Forum Numbering Question

Some off the shelf forum software have some default boards like "Announcement" and "General". If data from old forum were simply imported into the current platform, before deleting those default boards, then those default boards could have used number 1 and 2.

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Regarding Texas Central, that is another disappointing project I had high hopes for, especially since SWA did not fight it as they did with the previous DAL-HOU HSR attempt in the 90s (or was it the 80s?). SWA even endorsed it...........a little. Yet this project is showing they never had enough fu...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40576

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

What I don't understand is why there is not a bigger investment to rollout and expand hydrogen powered vehicles. Both Honda and Toyota have in mostly Southern California. Hydrogen is the most abundant gas in the universe. It is used to power an electric engine so its clean and green. If more hydrog...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10780

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2205105388/

The last working metro line in Shanghai have suspended service indefinitely amid the virus.
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https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2205105388/

The last working metro line in Shanghai have suspended service indefinitely amid the virus.

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

NIKV69 wrote:
Doesn't Southwest airlines serve all these areas? Seems like a lot of good money being wasted.

High speed rail are generally preferrable to air travel whenever they are available, especially when the train trip is about ~1-4 hours long.

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

IMO, the current plan to wander through the Central valley while connecting the Bay area with LA is quite similar to the reason Micky Mouse left Minnie Mouse. They lost a lot of support with that. It makes more sense than following 101 because more people live in the Central Valley and would make i...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6327

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

This is a good read on the subject - https://www.cato.org/policy-analysis/high-speed-money-sink-why-united-states-should-not-spend-trillions-obsolete The Cato Institute is a Libertarian think tank, and the author of that article Randal O'Toole is heavily biased against passenger rail in the US. I'd...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

The problems with foods and fuels are glibal it just happen that Sri Lanka is among the weakest state in the world economically nowadays which cause they are now most affected by this. Short term it can only ask for aids, but other countries in the region are also facing different problems, economic...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10780

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://twitter.com/badiucao/status/1523203600339587072 According to TV screenshot on the internet, it's now official policy that if someone in an apartment is infected, then others who live in other apartments in the same floor, or those who live in apartments along the same column above or below t...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5387

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Orban cares about Orban and maintaining power. Unfortunately, too many of the post-Iron Curtain era Hungarians associate Soviet-style "communism" with "left wing" and thus support a psychopath like him - so long as he lets them do some of their more "mainstream" "...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Groupon dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Is Groupon dying?

They quitted Hong Kong in 2017 and quitted Japan in 2020.

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by c933103
Mon May 09, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Let's face facts folks. This is a subject that no matter how much you try, you will not be able to change a person's mind, give up now. The November elections are going to hang on this. Whoever leaked this is in a world of trouble. Could they actually be criminally charged, or would the worst punis...

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by c933103
Sat May 07, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

bennett123 wrote:
For those arguing Pro Choice.

Is that legalised abortion up to birth?.

Reference:
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by c933103
Sat May 07, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It's clearly a societal and not a scientific decision. Scientists can tell you when the heart starts beating, things like that. I'm not even sure there is an agreed opinion on what is life in general, is a virus alive ? I don't see why a court should decide either, it should be political. The US ad...

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by c933103
Sat May 07, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

There is no need to replace the population. With our technology and civilizational level, we could survive with 10 million people on the planet instead of 10 billion. And of course we would all have a much better life, and all other species too. The only downside would be a slower tech advancement ...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Why only speak about this and not the rest. I don't criticize anyone for getting an education, I got one too, my wife too. Just saying, that the population who doesn't seem to care about money or quality of life, those who are less educated are having more kids. I kind of think we should look more ...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So you think the solution to the population pyramid, is to reduce "overly educated" education, and somehow make people less "egoistical", that people don't want to bear responsibility and inconvenience of having babies? How do you propose to make people having babies even if doi...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

By not giving blood to someone who needs a transfusion you are killing that person. By Not feeding a starving person you are killing that person By Not paying for medical intervention for an ill person who cannot afford it you are killing that person By Not giving shelter to a homeless person are y...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

There is no need to replace the population. With our technology and civilizational level, we could survive with 10 million people on the planet instead of 10 billion. And of course we would all have a much better life, and all other species too. The only downside would be a slower tech advancement ...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The future of earth’s civilization is looking into Asia and Africa. Countries that have a higher reproductive rate than 2, whats needed to keep the human race alive and not exctinct. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, we need to have excellent and amazing conditions to even consider the conti...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So a couple observations: 1. The low count of educated women, is that a result of past denials of access to higher education? https://www.statista.com/statistics/184272/educational-attainment-of-college-diploma-or-higher-by-gender/ college educated rate for women is 38% but for men is 36%. So rathe...

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by c933103
Thu May 05, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Another way you know conservatives don't give a toss about "life" is that we already know what is required to bring down abortion rates, whether it's access to contraception, sex education, quality healthcare, family planning services, and domestic abuse prevention. All things the GOP str...

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by c933103
Thu May 05, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Another way you know conservatives don't give a toss about "life" is that we already know what is required to bring down abortion rates, whether it's access to contraception, sex education, quality healthcare, family planning services, and domestic abuse prevention. All things the GOP str...

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by c933103
Thu May 05, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Somewhat crap article actually - spends a lot of time talking about the language of Roe and then only mentions the following much later: Some experts say the political battle over abortion — which became a starkly partisan issue only beginning in the 1980s — was unavoidable, regardless of the legal...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Republicans of course are making a big deal about who, how and why this draft opinion was leaked, not so much as to what it says. https://www.npr.org/2022/05/03/1096389328/senate-republicans-zero-in-on-the-abortion-decision-leak-not-its-impact I am quite sure that they are angry at Politico that br...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

To everyone, the key thing that everyone needs to know and accept is that abortions will not stop because of any ruling. They will continue. And with the interconnected world we now have it will not be all that hard for anyone that does want one to have one. The shame is the misery that it can caus...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

You don't think that financial reasons, timing, don't like your partner, need to focus on other children, etc. aren't convivence reasons? BTW, its not about winning or losing, its about listening, learning, and growing. I guess that is lost on a lot of people. Convenience means being able to plug-i...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I think we’re all getting too caught up in the legal fine print here. Let’s concentrate on the primary issue, we’re about to revert to a 1950s era of back alley abortions, coat hangars, women dying from unsafe procedures, more unwanted pregnancies, increased trauma for rape victims, and the potenti...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1957

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

I saw this yesterday - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11286314/ and the only thing I can say is I can very well see it happening exactly the way it has been shared. And the part about 'modern culture' or the part about literally don't look up and could happen in the U.S., the UK, and even India with ...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 634
Views: 10780

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

Shanghai found 58 cases of covid19 outside lockdown zones: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/setback-in-shanghai-as-new-covid-cases-reported-beyond-lockdown-beijing-carries-out-more-mass-testing/ar-AAWPqEi?ocid=uxbndlbing In Beijing (same link): While cases in Beijing have not surged upwards lik...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71605

Re: What happened to the 5G problem?

Same thing that happened with Y2K doomsday predictions? Y2K was mitigated through long and widespread awareness and efforts put into place to fix relevant programing codes in the few years in advance. This.. is now being deal with with band aid fixes rolled out in two weeks when the news come that ...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Susan Collins has released a statement stating that Gosuch and Kavanaugh were apparently not honest in their discussions during confrimation. What !! No !! These Justices's opinion on Roe v. Wade have obviously "evolved" since taking office... After all, The Clintons "evolved" o...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It's a good point. This will certainly become THE rallying cry for a despondent Democratic voting block. Looking at the conservative response to today’s news it’s almost as if they are aware about the potential for this ruling to solidify mass support for Democrats at the midterms. Overturning Roe ...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42091

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Who leaked it.... Liberal or Conservative Justice clerks??? NPR's commentary said they don't know, but if Conservatives leaked it, it is to soften the blow. If Liberals leaked it, it is too see if mobilized Public Outcry can possibly change a vote. I think that this is more likely, as Conservatives...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 588
Views: 64948

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... dy-2625511
Singapore: Sinovac 2.4× as likely tp have breakthrough infection, 4.6× as likely to have severe case, against Delta.
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... dy-2625511
Singapore: Sinovac 2.4× as likely tp have breakthrough infection, 4.6× as likely to have severe case, against Delta.

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