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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9979

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Murders have gone down in western countries in general so that's not really a good argument.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 9400

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/ ... l/13371876
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Florida kids now : Florida deputies engage in shootout with 12yo boy and 14yo girl

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/ ... l/13371876

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lady Gaga in Boston - Concert
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Lady Gaga in Boston - Concert

It's one artist so it's easier to organize (though I'm guessing a Gaga concert is still quite the huge thing). I have tickets for a music festival here in France at the end of August, it was for 2020 now 2021, well no because it has been cancelled again months ago, even though there is hope that eve...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

Knowing how many there were at any one time, on average, is interesting, knowing how many there were across millions of years, not so much.

How many humans by that account ? How many apes ?

If we could know the number from fossils and deduct the average population, sure, but doing it the other way ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9222

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

That person seems right wing/extreme right. The right wing in the US since at least the 80's has had one objective only and carried it out very well : give as much power to companies as possible, and remove as much power from employees as possible. Complaining about the consequences of the causes yo...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2689

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Funny how the thread sidetracked into being conservative with money. Surely if you understand that, you can understand being conservative with the environment ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15023

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I quickly looked at the ACS and couldn't find anything that states that but I could have missed it. If it does then it's in disagreement with FAR 61.23 which clearly states that you don't need one for exams in a simulator... https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.23 (b) Operations not requiring...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5744

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I have no problem with her withdrawing, whatever her reasons are. Rules are rules and you can start a discussion to change them, it's just not what she has done, it's not the right time and she seems to be acknowledging that. Unlike her the French tennis federation is greatly suffering financially, ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The worst part is that Natives only make the news when they are protesting their rights, so most non-natives see it as "oh look at these whiny people." That's why I hope this brings awareness! It’s ridiculous. And SJWs hardly mention NAs as well because there aren’t enough of them to be s...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The Catholic church is of course responsible (along with governments) however don't think it's because that church is evil. It would have happened with any of them, had they had enough power.

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 9400

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

100 bullets fired in mass shooting that left 2 dead, 20 injured at Florida birthday bash: https://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-20-25-people-shot-suspects-open-fire/story?id=77986310 Texas man arrested for allegedly planning mass shooting at Walmart: Police : https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-man-arrested-al...

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9706

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

The wealthy will do what they have always done, They will continue living a nomadic globetrotting lifestyle with multiple properties, citizenships and residencies that allow them the freedoms they desire, biding their time until more individual/business friendly governments take office again, becau...

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5744

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

If she was sincere or smart she could have done things differently, say that she has mental health issues and that reporters are mean or something, but go to the pressers. Then either take nice questions and no comment the others or something like that. Pretty soon I'm sure should would only get &qu...

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by Aesma
Sun May 30, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9942

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

If Marxism is so bad surely it should be taught too, so kids can recognize it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mes-europe


From that same link :

Belarus looks to turn Minsk into a fifth freedom hub
17.05.2021 - 00:08 UTC


Well, that didn't age well !
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davidjohnson6 wrote:
Belavia to cut workforce, blames Europe
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mes-europe


From that same link :

Belarus looks to turn Minsk into a fifth freedom hub
17.05.2021 - 00:08 UTC


Well, that didn't age well !

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 22
Views: 2937

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

About the filibuster, why don't they at least go through with it ? Have some GOP senators really work for it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greyhound to exit Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Greyhound to exit Canada

Carpooling is also an option isn't it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2403
Views: 162424

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The Pfizer/China/Taiwan story is really ridiculous and infuriating...

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by Aesma
Fri May 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

Here in France most houses are made of cinder blocks so lumber prices aren't an issue. But there is also a shortage of cinder blocks ! There is a shortage of everything, partly because people working from home have time to do home improvements, partly because of the disruptions in shipping. I still ...

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by Aesma
Fri May 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Attack our airline once, we bankrupt your national airline, is that toothless ?

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

So Russia is backing Belarus. That makes things absolutely clear. As far as Macron saying sanctions don't work on Russia, he's wrong. Russia is still hurting because of Ukraine refusing to sell them gas turbines for their navy ships. That's why they aren't really building anything bigger than friga...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.

To be clear most of the 200 start ups are developing eVTOLs with short ranges and small capacities, not transcontinental airliners !

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

I think some evolution of ATC, ADS-B and TCAS will be needed, if not something basically giving a route to follow (displayed on the pilot's HUD). So far none of the eVTOLs I've looked at (there are hundreds so I've not looked at all of them) seem to sport a parachute nor airbags, I find that surpris...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 22477

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

OK I'm no expert but when talking about "Orthodox" in Israel there are plenty of factions aren't there ? Aren't many of them actually anti zionists and not at all involved in colonies etc. ? But instead just spending their days reading the Torah and the night making babies ? entdoc : Israe...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 11634

Re: China and biological warfare story

Personally I think it's totally possible it escaped from the lab, but indeed it was most likely simply sampled in nature by the scientists there, not made in the lab. We know they weren't really following best practices (partly because they refused the training that was supposed to happen from Franc...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Lukashenko is probably thinking "maybe I shouldn't have done that" so I doubt Putin will follow but we'll see. At the EU summit Macron said that "sanctions against Russia do not work", so something new is needed : https://euobserver.com/world/151946 Might have something to do wit...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 7161

Re: Trouble for Trump

In France jury trials are only for the gravest crimes (called crimes, and not "délits" ), basically rape and murder (and often, rape is lowered to something less to preserve the victim). And there is no need for jurors to all agree, so no mistrial. And one last bit that makes a difference ...

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by Aesma
Thu May 27, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing

A GOP senator complaining someone big and powerful isn't "paying a fair share", is he having a laugh ? That's by design. By YOUR design.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21193

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Infiniti is part of the Renault group, they would clash with Alpine I guess.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21193

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Alonso brings sponsorship money doesn't he ?

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 11634

Re: China and biological warfare story

You have to admit COVID-19 is absolutely useless as a weapon. Young people (hint : soldiers) are the least affected by it !

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9942

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

I look forward to the day when people collectively realize that trying to shoehorn a document from the late 1700s and apply it to life in 2020+ probably isn’t the greatest idea Fortunately many Americans still disagree with you. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are create...

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I wonder if the engagement of the brake in previous weeks wasn't the cause of the eventual snapping of the traction cable.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I too am interested to find out what went wrong While driving I listened a debate on the news in the radio in Germany on this, an expert familiar with the design of this type of cable car. He explained how the entire system works: There's a main pulley line and an emergency line, in case of any fai...

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9979

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The US has much more suicides by gun than elsewhere too, something often overlooked. Pulling the trigger is much easier than other means of taking ones life.

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by Aesma
Wed May 26, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

johns624 wrote:
I'm 62 years old and believe that within my lifetime, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus are absorbed by Russia, forming a new USSR. I expect at least some of Ukraine to join, too. I hope the Baltic republics aren't coerced to join.


If that happened, then it would end up blowing up again later.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9979

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

johns624 wrote:
For all that are aghast at this--the liberal bastion of Vermont has always allowed carry without a license. That must be why there are daily shootouts in downtown Rutland...


Is it practiced ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

If you need a visa for tourism, it would be strange to not need one for work. The opposite is more common. Unless you never leave the airport and just take a flight out, that is.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9942

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

ltbewr I think you mean reparations. Plenty racist whites would be all for repatriation of Blacks back to Africa !

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9942

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Do you think people will consequently vote more conservative once they've moved ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9942

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

LCDFlight wrote:
Democrats have done their share of city burnings...


Alleged Democratic lay people.

Here we're talking about GOP elected officials.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 13801

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

For some neighboring countries, this is quite a problem. I'm not sure if they'll keep it up for long, as it seems they're imposing costs on themselves rather than doing anything to punish Belarus. Neighboring countries are also the most likely to have Belarusian citizens on board. This isn't just a...

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

In France on the national news they were showing the Pic du Midi telepherique to illustrate a similar system, man, don't take that one if you have a fear of heights.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

It is certainly an accident, but maintenance on these is supposed to make accidents impossible.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21193

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Mercedes says Bottas stopped short of his mark and that caused the gun to be used at an angle, shearing off the ridges of the nut.

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by Aesma
Tue May 25, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

On French TV I saw talks of "since Putin and co don't care about Intl law, we should circumvent it too". An idea was to send a "Mossad style" commando to get the journalist.

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21193

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This race kind of revealed to me how much of the whole excitement of Monaco is the possibility that somebody could slam his car into the barricades at any moment, and how little is in the actual racing, because there barely is any. Still, there's clearly a right way and a wrong way to do it, eviden...

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5724

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

One consequence of the pandemic is that many industries realized their supply chains were fragile. This is still showing today, with construction materials being in short supply, for example. This should lead to diversification in supply chains. For that to happen, I would expect business travel to ...

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by Aesma
Mon May 24, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 28896

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

I suspect some airlines will take internal actions or at the advice of the governments they or their aircraft are domiciled in to not carry persons who have certain political leanings. Further they may discontinue operations to some countries or overflights to avoid any possible risk to them or pas...

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