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by johns624
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 13804

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

I mentioned that earlier. He was good for the airport but a crook, all the same. He was County Executive for years.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2703

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

stl07 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Another disturbing thing about this incident is Ruggs was able to bail out of jail ($150,000 bond).

And is definitely on his way to the Mexican border
I bet that he doesn't have two nickels to rub together.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2318

Re: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?

Whichever one is taking me someplace where I really want to go...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 51
Views: 4713

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

Mortyman wrote:
Hopefully the chose Eurofighter. The F-35 is very expensive to operate.
Air forces are not airlines. Their #1 priority is defending the country the best they can and keeping their pilots alive.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 13804

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

I remember when the Davey Terminal was mainly United in the late 70s. Every year I would fly a UA DC10 to SFO to visit my brother at Ft Ord. I'm glad that not many call the Delta Terminal the "McNamara". He was a bit of a crook, although he was good for the airport.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week

One year from now... :D

This might warrant a separate thread due to the significance of this event. Last week marked the 136 year anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the Statue is a big icon for America. Very important event in American history.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

Cancun has a higher murder rate than Detroit, yet people don't come here to vacation... I can't remember how many times I've tried to talk people out of going there and their response is always "they have security guards, it's safe". Yeah, they have security guards until the cartels knock...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

Cancun has a higher murder rate than Detroit, yet people don't come here to vacation... I can't remember how many times I've tried to talk people out of going there and their response is always "they have security guards, it's safe". Yeah, they have security guards until the cartels knock ...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 99
Views: 13804

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

The DTW terminal is wonderful, but it is a bit oversized for DL’s current operations. I know it was built to be NW’s primary hub, but DL was only running around 450 flights pre-covid IIRC. It would be nice if they flowed more connections over DTW going forward. That's part of the beauty of it...it'...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2703

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

When things go wrong, be it some indiscretion or maybe some career ending injury, what do these people then have to fall back on as a career? A law degree, some other solid safe career option or are they just left out to try and make things work when they might have only ever done whatever the spor...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 351
Views: 23653

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Kiwirob wrote:
the benefits in that will be incredibly positive for New Zealand exports to the EU.
How much wool and mutton does the EU need? :D

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by johns624
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 3581

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

Noray wrote:
kitplane01 wrote:
OK. I'm interested. Post something about cargo hold size. Data is awesome. Educate us.

Why don't you educate yourself before opening another skewed thread to confirm your predefined results?
Isn't that what he does with all of his threads?

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by johns624
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14901

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

LAX772LR wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
This TK flight to DTW is not only going to benefit the Middle East, India, and East Africa travelers but those going to places like OTP, SOF, & ATH as well.

Why not? It can do both.
That's what he said.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2703

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

The Raiders cut a player just because he killed someone? What is this world coming to? (sarcasm)

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by johns624
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14901

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

This will finally put pressure on DL/SkyTeam to lower fares to Europe. Also TK is a better fit for the Middle Eastern population in Metro Detroit which mainly are from Lebanon/Syria/Yemen, etc. Not many from Syria but quite a few from Iraq (mainly Chaldeans). You're right about Yemen and Lebanon, t...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

fr8mech wrote:

So, were they supposed to be blank rounds or dummy rounds? There’s a difference. Anyone familiar with firearms should be able to tell the difference between a blank and a live round.
It appears that her attorneys are trying to muddy the waters in the court of public opinion.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 14901

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Happy to hear it. That means a good push and shove to DL' s overpriced fare for the DTW-Europe O/D market. TK is a leader in a good relationship between price and quality of its Y and C products. It depends. They'll be great for ME and South Asian flights but for most of Europe, it's a large backtr...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4041

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

While I agree that the Jan 6 incident was much worse than anything BLM/Antifa did, much of those disturbances had nothing to do with what they were supposed to be. Much was just troublemakers causing trouble. Looting and burning and taking over areas of a city are not demonstrations. Oh yea I am su...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4041

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

While I agree that the Jan 6 incident was much worse than anything BLM/Antifa did, much of those disturbances had nothing to do with what they were supposed to be. Much was just troublemakers causing trouble. Looting and burning and taking over areas of a city are not demonstrations. So you are wil...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4041

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

While I agree that the Jan 6 incident was much worse than anything BLM/Antifa did, much of those disturbances had nothing to do with what they were supposed to be. Much was just troublemakers causing trouble. Looting and burning and taking over areas of a city are not demonstrations.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4041

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

victrola wrote:
Trump LOST the election. The only people who believe he won are "far right wing wacks".
I guess that would make Trump himself a "far right wing wacko" since he still thinks he won. Or, at least he mouths the words so that his supporters keep sending him money.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8160

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

NLINK wrote:
We’ve all gave up on the NFL due to this.
I gave up on the NFL many years ago because I live in Detroit... :lol:

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by johns624
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8160

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

santi319 wrote:
Thats so embarassing. But then again pilots are not known for being the most educated people…
Since when aren't pilots known for being educated?

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by johns624
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL98 returns to DTW 13 minutes after takeoff
Replies: 13
Views: 4063

Re: DL98 returns to DTW 13 minutes after takeoff

Delta Flight Status shows it still in flight at 845pm, getting near Montreal.

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by johns624
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1465

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

L410Turbolet wrote:
johns624 wrote:
If you do, where else are you going to get pets other than "puppy mills"?


To love animals not necessarily means one has to OWN animals.
So dogs will be something you go to the zoo to look at?

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by johns624
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Why, then, is it not possible at all in any way to think Baldwin is a responsible gun owner? Because of this one incident? If we are going to do that, let's go down the list of "but it only happened that one time" that were excused through history. Yes. This one incident caused the death ...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1465

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

Its silly stuff like this that hurts PETA's legitimate issues of animal abuse and treatment. Focus on getting more pet animals spayed and neutered, go after 'puppy mills', go after 'cat ladies' who mistreat them in their delusions, keeping animals from extinction. I've always questioned the "s...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Guns can and do go off without pulling the trigger for many reasons. There are one and two action revolvers. We should not think that it was a single action revolver. Lets keep our options open. Maybe this revolver was not authentic from the age. Maybe it was a gun that used the hammer by pulling t...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: International Airports and prayer room

pune wrote:
johns624 wrote:
DTW has Reflection Rooms.


DTW elaboration please ???
#2 hub for Delta. Detroit.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: International Airports and prayer room

DTW has Reflection Rooms.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It's just like the Swiss cheese effect in airplane crashes...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I find it humorous that the antigunners are defending Baldwin saying he didn't know any better and the progunners are saying he should've. THS214--guns just don't go off by themselves. The trigger has to be pulled. With this being an old western, in most probability, this was a single action revolv...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Another thing not addressed is that Baldwin was the producer. It seems like many things were lax on the set. Wouldn't he be the one to be making sure that things were being done correctly?

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I find it humorous that the antigunners are defending Baldwin saying he didn't know any better and the progunners are saying he should've. THS214--guns just don't go off by themselves. The trigger has to be pulled. With this being an old western, in most probability, this was a single action revolve...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It appears that the film armorer was the daughter of a very well known quick-draw shooter--Thell Reed. You would think that she would know better.

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9381

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

He could have been killed by one but that would involve basically entering their territory and this guy didn't seem too sharp. Not Alligators but when I was with in Northern Australia I was on a tour through the Daintree River North of Cairns where we saw salt water crocodiles. They will take a lar...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I agree with johns624, the gun rules were not followed. I like to phrase: 1. Treat every gun as if it is loaded, until you verify yourself, because they are. 2. Only point a gun at a target you intend to destroy. 3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire. 4. Be certain of your ba...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Do you have any article saying this? “Live” could mean a blank still. Let’s leave guessing till more details are revealed. For all we know it was a blank with something stuck in the barrel that became a projectile Here is my source : https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/22/alec-baldwin-voices-...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: questions about the boeing 747 tiger lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: questions about the boeing 747 tiger lounge

The article says the viewing port was under the glass top bar.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I'm reading it was a single "live round". So one shot killed one and maimed another. Do you have any article saying this? “Live” could mean a blank still. Let’s leave guessing till more details are revealed. For all we know it was a blank with something stuck in the barrel that became a p...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?

Wynnster8 wrote:
Google removes airplanes from google maps
Some naval bases are also pixeled out. Examples are the French bases at Brest and Toulon. When you zoom in, everything goes fuzzy.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13031

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It doesn't make sense. So many gun rules were broken that it's not funny. All guns are loaded...don't point your gun at anyone...no live ammo on the set, etc. etc.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3373

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

cjg225 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
I wish McD's brought their Kiwiburger with the fried egg to the States.

Fried egg.... like, a Royale Burger?
Never heard of a Royale Burger.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3373

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

What is it with Brits and Aussies? When I first moved to Sydney 7 years ago or so, Dominos had a pizza with a hotdog and mustard stuffed crust. Then Dominos had a Philly Cheesesteak pizza that looked nasty, but the commercial asked "What is a New Yorkers favorite...cheesesteak!". Now Domi...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9381

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58989242 In a news conference, FBI Special Agent Michael McPherson said that "investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie". Looks like dirty Laundrie i...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1391

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

1. Delta
2. Northwest
3. United

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon
Replies: 53
Views: 4294

Re: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon

That's the real question, when does Beijing consider themselves economically insulated enough to launch such an attack? Countries don't always act out of rationally, especially rapidly growing ones that haven't had their power checked. Can China feed it's population if no one is trading with them ?...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2560

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

I'm on a very conservative site and they all hate him. They hate him because he didn't disagree with his president when he should've, yet they hate Mattis, etc., because they did disagree with Trump when they should've. The disconnect is great...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 351
Views: 23653

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The parallels between now and 1938 are amazing. 1) No one in the West wants war. 2) If we just give him this, they'll stop. 3) They are rational. War is horrible. 4) They aren't harboring grudges from past offenses, are they? 5) They are all against our right to prosperity and our rightful place in...

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