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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Different fiscal stances over the pandemic - Jayati Ghosh
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Different fiscal stances over the pandemic - Jayati Ghosh

Hi all, Had seen this a few days ago, would be interesting to see what people take note of and any observations they draw from it. The idea is to kick-start a conversation about inequality in the world between the developed world and the developing economies, including the Global South and Latin Ame...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

Or, you are willing to accept the collateral damage. See also, theoretical use of tactical nuclear weapons in Germany, 1946-1990. There is an operative around on the globe well known for not looking into consequences beyond direct effects. ( blowback like things are invariable unexpected and unfair...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

If somebody other from America had said it, it could be looked into, the problem is U.S. has been guilty of doing all sorts of mischief - https://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/pentagon-biological-weapons-program-never-ended-us-bio-labs-around-the-world/ If it itself does one thing and says another, th...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

The idea when it was mooted, was that the old airport would be converted for cargo. But now that Adani has got it, he would like to milk it for what it's worth. After much hue and cry, they first tried to blame the ground handling agency. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/adani-group-under-...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7919

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Again, the whole right and wrong has not been in Afghan history for almost 2000 years. Where would you say right and wrong when a place has been enmeshed in wars for 2000 odd years. If people were concerned about Afghanistan, then 200 nations (all those recognized by WTO and UN both) would have come...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

At the end of the day, however you try to do it, unless all the 200 odd countries don't put pressure on China, it is all mere words if you think they are the culprit. Now that is the bar that you would have to cross. Not to mention that China is an influential vote in many international platforms. T...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 10141

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Coming from India and care share two instances, one which happened with me and one which happened with another gentleman, same airways, differenet days - I was going from place A to place B within India. I took the boarding card/ticket and boarded the bus and was on plane. While trying to figure out...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7919

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

That is a high possibility and PRC would arguably do a better job. Why, because it has got ears of Pakistan and interest the way U.S. never had. Also, they have no compulsion to behave one way or the other. They can be both soft or as brutal as situation dictates. I believe that void will be filled....

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

I don't really care whether it was you or I, it's irrelevant. What is only relevant that PNQ does not have what is needed for its people and population. Also people don't seem to care. If they cared enough, they would pressure the Government, no matter who is in chair. But we haven't seen that. And ...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 57
Views: 29724

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

This I know and understand. The problem as I see it is UFO sightings have been for millenia. Going back to Egypt and even back more. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ufo The problem is which of these are 'true sightings' and which are not cannot be known one way or the other. Even radar and radio wav...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 57
Views: 29724

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

Unanswered questions have always been there. For e.g. even today scientists do not know what that 'wow signal' was all about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtb5TRa09yw And if memory serves right, there was some signal which was also came to be known and the source was supposed to be a planet/comet...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 57
Views: 29724

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

I believe that's this one: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html Also here is an interesting presentation from Elizondo on his program management activities at DoD studying UAP and what some of the findings indicate. He suggests as much as his security ...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

It was actually many months ago. The way I see it. Somebody did share the numbers ago. PNQ is not even in the top ten list of that. And then again, we know that the numbers shared are also subdued, will probably 2 -3 years or more to get back to where we were in 2019. Even if there is recarpeting an...

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by pune
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

Did anybody see Dark Waters - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9071322/ I was amazed to learn about PFA's which were made by them. https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-01-23/dupont-chemours-reach-agreement-over-forever-chemicals Another wet market which was not shared is Africa. The point is it ...

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by pune
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 57
Views: 29724

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

It's taboo because of the pop culture influences and zany characters that have sometimes accompanied the field (just think of Ancient Aliens's Hair Guy or Jim Marrs). That said there is a healthy amount of knee-jerk skepticism that claims to be scientific and isn't. Saagar Enjeti had a great take y...

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by pune
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 57
Views: 29724

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

I would love to hear that it was little green men from planet Zarrkon 3, but highly unlikely. Indeed, everybody knows Zarrkon 3 has a very annoying climate and the population is mostly blue. Sightings like these always are a game of elimination. The one thing that's quite impossible to truely elimi...

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by pune
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

Putting blame on the Chinese Govt. is the easiest thing to do. As I had shared earlier when the Nipah outbreak happened in the state of Kerala, India again the justification was sought to be that it is China which has somehow weaponized it. As had shared, when it was discovered that it was a guy who...

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by pune
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5UPnuSTRjA
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An interesting documentary by Germany which tells what the core issues are -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5UPnuSTRjA

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by pune
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

I can't believe people are still at it. Out of 200 nations that WTO recognizes and all the nations are hit, and big countries and small. I hardly see China doing something like this in any way. Aaand this whole idea that it is China and Chinese Govt. responsibility is an attempt to deflect responsib...

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by pune
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

As far as PNQ is concerned, I have long ago given away all hope. Unless Maharashtra Govt. plans a new airport or gives assent to the Union Govt nothing gonna change for next 5-10 years. And anyways, right now they have other priorties.

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by pune
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

With Vistara's $1B loss (over 7 years) and AirAsia India needing a large cash injection, and AI bid looming, what are the options for Tata. They may have to shut Air Asia India off if they bid for AI. Spicejet will limp along for a while and I wonder how much money GoAir will raise in the IPO. Real...

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by pune
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 151
Views: 13348

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

From somebody who is as uneducated about Race and everything American (apart from pop-culture that is), I saw this several years ago and found it highly illuminating - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXC4Q_4JVg 1. For instance, I didn't know that it was in 1400 onwards that slaves were taken from A...

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by pune
Thu May 27, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14207446/

Was unbelievable to know that 200 start-ups are in the race, is going to be unbelievable.

I do know there have been quite a few threads on topic but this one above felt too different.

Looking forward to know what people think.
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Just saw https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14207446/

Was unbelievable to know that 200 start-ups are in the race, is going to be unbelievable.

I do know there have been quite a few threads on topic but this one above felt too different.

Looking forward to know what people think.

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by pune
Wed May 26, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

She did link that both Russia and China, the way they want about the vaccines were also controversial as they pushed without trial 3 data. That is around 2/3rd of the article.

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by pune
Wed May 26, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

About the vaccines done by the Chinese, Priyanka Pulla shared the following - https://www.livemint.com/science/news/how-covaxin-became-a-victim-of-vaccine-triumphalism-11622022760541.html (this is insanely good and insanely long read. ) As far as China is concerned there is also a read about how the...

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by pune
Wed May 26, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14702

Re: China and biological warfare story

FWIW, while many do believe the same there is no evidence. Kerala had an outbreak of Nipah and even that was supposed to be a bioengineered by China. And even without the vaccine with only 21 deaths Kerala was able to control the same. https://www.livemint.com/science/health/how-kerala-stopped-nipah...

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by pune
Thu May 20, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

https://gravitricity.com/#about
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On the power generation and storage front, lot of gravity-assist technologies are coming up, something like -

https://gravitricity.com/#about

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by pune
Wed May 19, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

https://www.youtube.com/c/NowYouKnowChannel/videos
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There is also a channel called Now You Know in Youtube where basically the anchors ask about random battery charger stations from around the world and people give their rating of the stations -

https://www.youtube.com/c/NowYouKnowChannel/videos

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by pune
Wed May 19, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

I don't understand how people in other countries which are supposed to be much more wealthier than China aren't able to replicate or do in charging network what China is able to do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7fTPLSMeI Because there's a massive difference between building an infrastructure ...

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by pune
Wed May 19, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

I can understand nudge economics and nudge policies where you make policy so that EV vehicles are cheaper and fossil fuel cars become more expensive. That should be the policy. Even Germany, which was at one time a fossil fuel car lover nation, because they made the most cars and was part of its ex...

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by pune
Tue May 18, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoN4WCpuxHY
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Also this idea that charging stations would need high-power lines is simply old-world thinking. What is needed is something on the lines of Gridserve, pull electricity from air and put it in cars, the lesser the distance, the lesser the loss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoN4WCpuxHY

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by pune
Tue May 18, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

I can understand nudge economics and nudge policies where you make policy so that EV vehicles are cheaper and fossil fuel cars become more expensive. That should be the policy. Even Germany, which was at one time a fossil fuel car lover nation, because they made the most cars and was part of its exp...

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by pune
Tue May 18, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3518

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7fTPLSMeI
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I don't understand how people in other countries which are supposed to be much more wealthier than China aren't able to replicate or do in charging network what China is able to do -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7fTPLSMeI

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by pune
Tue May 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... eadly-toll
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Just saw this, seems things are only going to be more deadly before they become 'normal' if such a word even exists in the American dictionary. -

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... eadly-toll

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by pune
Mon May 10, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12458

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/10/99538078 ... -this-year
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Saw this on NPR.org today. The map itself tells what the issue is -

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/10/99538078 ... -this-year

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by pune
Mon May 10, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12458

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

I had seen Money Machine a few months ago. I even shared it here - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12484230/ Interestingly, the 'good guy' as we come to know was the chief of police and that gentleman was just back of the door for whole 2 hours when Mr. Stephen Paddock pulls different types of machine ...

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by pune
Mon May 10, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 3254

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

@Dutchy, probably China. They had done cyber-attacks of similar nature on India before. A sort of thorough explainer of what happened in India - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFXi-_xQ5Y And the possibilities may be on similar that of India, to gauge both the effectiveness of the attack as well as...

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by pune
Mon May 10, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

We probably will be doing more of domestic flights rather than international ones for few months to years, depending on how vaccinations happen as well if and when new mutant variants happen in India. Both the double and the triple mutant are cause of concern to both India as well as the world - htt...

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by pune
Sun May 02, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

I now see it in a whole new light. Is a referendum on bringing it back a possibility? (bad taste joke). Genocide in China (no need to go back in history to look at another occurrence) is bad, but looking on the bright side, the world is over populated. I guess you can try and find the good in anyth...

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by pune
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: leaked e-mails 2020 about covid, can somebody help ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

leaked e-mails 2020 about covid, can somebody help ?

Can somebody share the link of the tranche of emails which were leaked in January 2020 which showed how people were discussing about covid and how to tell Trump. I think some tranches were put in public domain, if somebody can share/DM me that is ok.

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by pune
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7919

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

As an India, I am and would probably sound biased a bit but that I guess is human nature. The way I see it, Taliban will take over for sure. China, Pakistan and Russia will all have the spoils of war. I am sure people remember the book Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I am afraid that things are goin...

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by pune
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvba4AH2gIc

The more the things change, the more they remain the same :(
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Spicejet was gonna happen, sad to see that, hope some understanding happens.

In other news, saw this a while ago -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvba4AH2gIc

The more the things change, the more they remain the same :(

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by pune
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3591

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Pretty sad people want to diminish the impact of these events with a catch-all thread, IMO. Even more sad is when a police officer is killed in the line of duty there are never threads about it here. It speaks volumes. And when the police officers themselves don't want to see more permitless guns o...

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by pune
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

Just saw this, seems week 2 started yesterday - https://twitter.com/Everytown/status/1382112561018048516 Week two of the #NRABankruptcyTrial began today, with extraordinary testimony from NRA board member Judge Phillip Journey, who called the NRA “Wayne’s kingdom,” and former NRA CFO Craig Spray, wh...

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by pune
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

johns624 wrote:
Those aren't revelations to many. The donations to the NRA have plunged the last several years due to the dislike among members for WLP.


What is WLP, thank you ?

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by pune
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3556

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

coming from Indian perspective, it is sad to see not many cheap hotels near airport. The only one I remember was near Kochi, I had straight view of the Airport and paid something like 1000 bucks a night, Best view and everything. Wish there were more like this in India, you are not in the airport an...

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by pune
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

@itbewr thank you for the above - Again from Shannon Watts TL - NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre back on the stand in the org’s bankruptcy trial. He just testified that after firing the NRA’s third-highest-ranking exec, he was given an agreement for $720K a year for two years, and then $220K more in year thre...

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by pune
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: NRA bankruptcy trial

I don't know about that but do see this - https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1379841352280633344 That’s in addition to other NRA *nonprofit* legal fees in December: Over $898K on an employment dispute with former NRA exec Chris Cox; over $348K on Ackerman litigation; over $121K on their NYAG d...

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by pune
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA bankruptcy trial
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

NRA bankruptcy trial

I was shocked and surprised to see that nobody had shared about the 'sham' NRA bankruptcy trial as they didn't want their finances investigated. Although now it is all coming out. https://www.salon.com/2021/04/06/nras-wayne-lapierre-hid-aboard-luxury-yacht-after-parkland-shooting-trial-deposition/ T...

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by pune
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pageant winner dethroned on stage
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Pageant winner dethroned on stage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puDQLYjPZ6U

There probably was high stakes gambling on the pageant night and surely somebody made a windfall.
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and seems she was re-crowned -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puDQLYjPZ6U

There probably was high stakes gambling on the pageant night and surely somebody made a windfall.

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