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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8810

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I totally agree. I think people are wildly exaggerating the stature of what happened, it wasn't Pearl Harbor, it was largely a media event by some clowns. To be fair, we don't know the full extent because the House committee hasn't released all of their findings yet. Things were poorly executed, to...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63172

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

One would hope that on the next iteration of airplanes that they might design in some features to make this harder to do even if no was meant to, as it did happen. Why? Can’t automate you way out of everything. At some point pilots have to just trust and verify and fly the airplane….. It’s not rock...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5851

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

They still put the back-up generator that provides power to cool the spent fuel in the basement. Um yes, based on the belief there would be no flooding of the basement due to the seawall protection being sufficient. Connect the dots. And like I said, with hindsight, that was a horrible design. What...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5851

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The opposition to nuclear power over other carbon based sources, is a great example of "Perfect is the enemy of good." Nuclear power is safe and reliable. It has risks and costs but both can be managed and mitigated at least as much as carbon option can be. There have been three nuclear p...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5851

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Simply put, Fukushima was caused by a dumb design which is now glaringly obviously a bad design. Diesel back-up generators and fuel tanks in the basement of an area that was likely to be hit by a tsunami. As posted above, based on the seismic data and tsunami historical record the Japanese had in t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63172

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

It should not be a safety of flight issue - takeoff is a critical phase where all crew need to pay attention to multiple cues, ready to act by the moment. The ALT and FD settings should be immaterial to execution of a proper takeoff. I think most instructors would say all that matters is proper spe...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5851

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

I do get fed up when the blurt of ‘but...Chernobyl’, what about it? A reactor design rejected by the UK and almost certainly the US in the late 1940’s, when the earliest planning for the first power stations were being considered, as too unsafe, used shitty fuel, uniquely no containment, cheap and ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5851

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Two questions - 1) we've had nuclear waste in large amounts since the early 1940s. Nobody has figured away to safely store it permanently or render it harmless including the guy with unlimited pockets - the US. Why does anyone think the solution is just around the corner? 2) Private insurers (at le...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5851

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Two questions - 1) we've had nuclear waste in large amounts since the early 1940s. Nobody has figured away to safely store it permanently or render it harmless including the guy with unlimited pockets - the US. Why does anyone think the solution is just around the corner? 2) Private insurers (at le...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air orders 4 B777-200LRF’s
Replies: 38
Views: 7701

Re: Atlas Air orders 4 B777-200LRF’s

Oh yeah, I’ve states on here, once SOC was completed, you’ll see a 777 expansion at Atlas. SOC was the first step, the second step was making some financial moves buying 74s off of leases. Now this order is the tip of the iceberg. I predict more to follow. All of that doesn't matter if they can't s...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63172

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Quick question. Hope someone will answer before our ever-vigilant admins delete (queue GASP!) criticism of Boeing. What kind of an engineer would design a flight director that allows setting take-off power with altitude on zero? No dings? No warnings? Seriously? Again some invisible abbreviation in...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8810

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

and this event showed just how divided America was. Is, not was. Next stop - Civil War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFUiao7EVsY What's interesting though is unlike the last one, a next one will not be over a bad economic system. It will be down to plain not liking people on the other side, at a...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8810

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump made one of his gravest errors in just sitting there and not acting to shut this riot down. Though I don't consider it an insurrection and more of a riot it should have been dealt with swiftly and with more deadly force. Any lawmaker D or R should be protected. If unauthorized individuals bre...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63172

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Whatever happened here, I liked Juan Browne's takeaway: sometimes you just need to turn the magenta bars off and fly the damn airplane. It just boggles the mind you can have four trained individuals in the flight deck and nobody notices things are not setup properly. Yeah it sucks to be leaving at ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63172

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Whatever happened here, I liked Juan Browne's takeaway: sometimes you just need to turn the magenta bars off and fly the damn airplane. It just boggles the mind you can have four trained individuals in the flight deck and nobody notices things are not setup properly. Yeah it sucks to be leaving at 0...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11829

Re: Australian Open 2022

Typical Novak. Expect a hissy fit of some sort in the media over the next few days.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED
Replies: 36
Views: 4149

Re: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED

Flairport will live forever. Well, its over. Didn't end the way I wanted it to...she told me not to talk to her anymore. So..lessons learned: 1) keep your thoughts private 2) don't track girls flights 3) be kind 4) don't do anything that would make it appear that you are stalking...I never did actu...

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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: 1507

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: 681

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: 1507

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: 1507

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: 1507

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: 1223

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: 1101

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: 2443

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: 2217

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: 2443

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: 2443

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: 2217

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: 7964

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: 2443

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: 7964

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: 7964

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: 7964

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: 2371

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: 7964

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: 2443

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: 2443

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: 2443

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: 47
Views: 4052

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: 2371

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: 2371

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: 2371

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: 4415

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: 2371

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: 17104

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: 17104

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: 17104

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: 2499

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: 17104

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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