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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Scottish independence is a fools dream. The merger of NI and ROI would be likely be a good for citizens of both of them. NI and ROI are more removed than other as to religious attachment in parts as people become more educated, the sexual scandals of the Roman Catholic Church and demographics. Who k...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

I've just about had it with this crap. Every air traffic controller should refuse to work. Every TSA agent should refuse to work. Why the unions aren't organizing this is beyond me. I don't care that they "aren't allowed to strike", to hell with it. They aren't allowed to be forced into s...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 89
Views: 12571

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

About 10 or so years ago, Newark, NJ had one of the highest rates of 'carjackings' in the USA. I presume special precautions were in place to protect crews overnight at EWR then and now. Now carjackings are very rare but Newark and some nearby areas are not so nice for personal safety. Likely as oth...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 48
Views: 1338

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

Far too many of these Catholic and other prep schools are for male children of the rich, those with special athletic abilities and often have terrible students thrown out of public schools. I had a Nephew who went to a Catholic HS that was nicknamed 'Pope Dope' for all the drug use by students. Like...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Basically, Pres. Trump is now using the Dreamers as hostages. Not a good look. But Trump was right in one part as to the failure to have a sound immigration policy for generations.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

It will be interesting what Trump announces this afternoon at 3 PM. Likely his declaration of a National Emergency at the border and attempting to move money from disaster relief to build his wall and bashing of Democrats.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82590

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

What I'd be curious to learn about is the actual process of how the referendum question came to be and what the "ruling class" thought it was doing in asking a simple question so destructive in its absence of context or consequence. They forced the entire country to play Russian Roulette ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Apparently the Sec. of State or other Trump Administration officials will not attend the Davos Economic Forum on the grounds of 'the shutdown'. Trump wasn't planning to go anyway also citing the 'shutdown' but more likely as was be as wanted as the plague there. He also knows he can be seen anywhere...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Drink less as screw more.
That is when I was 18-25 years old, not as a teen.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Trump's idea of a wall - for over 2000 miles, 30 feet high and paid for by Mexico (due to redo of NAFTA). Democrat's idea of a wall - extension of walls in urbanized areas of about 216 files for about $1.6 Billion, along with repairs to existing walls, various improvements, as advised by DHS/Border ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a new vacuum cleaner lately ?
Replies: 21
Views: 961

Re: Anyone buy a new vacuum cleaner lately ?

Shopping for a new vacuum really sucks.... :duck:
Some are big fans of Dyson brand models, but that are not cheap either.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump ill?
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: President Trump ill?

Interesting. Likely it could be from common blood tests or minor injuries. Problem is that he is so secretive and likely lying about his real health (along with almost everything else) one has to speculate if getting some form of medial treatment, perhaps minor or major and won't talk about out of f...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 49
Views: 2001

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Several years ago, as part of a launch of a new version of Gilletts' womans Venus razors, they did a 2 or so minute web-only video on the theme of the empowerment of women. I know about it due to the (attractive) woman appearing and speaking in it was a temp co-worker. No problem or controversy from...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Yes, House Speaker Pelosi has suspended the invitation to Pres. Trump to appear on Jan. 29th to give his SOTU speech, to either be rescheduled after the partial shutdown is over or do it in writing (as was done until about 100 years ago). Her reasoning is due to the extraordinary security necessary ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

I am afraid that this standoff will hurt the Democrats in the long run, including in 2020, as they will be seen as obstructionist and supporting illegal immigration. They will lose even more White voters permanently, especially in the suburbs. The Congress taking 10 days away from DC from this Frida...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 22135

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I wonder with the 'Brexit' and likely affects on BA and indeed the world economy this whole idea of special paint schemes will be cancelled. To me the spending on such paint jobs when there will be a hard need to reduce costs will not be popular with investors or employees who will be laid off.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82590

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It appears the world has gone totally mad and is in the early stages of a harsh financial crash, worse than 2008 that the mess of Brexit is part factor of. We are seeing racism, the mass migrations of people in the Americas and Europe due to politics, economic and personal survival, the collapse of ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82590

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I'll just leave this here for the #brexitbellends to digest https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3fTCOX4AAqYZA.jpg Earlier on this thread, I brought up the legality of the Brexit referendum and its result to mandate or only be advisory per its results upon the Parliament to withdraw the UK from the EU. Th...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 133
Views: 5845

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

There are times in the USA where scandals and serious events to our security and economy lead to new laws and rules in the operation of our government. Donald Trump as President, the actions of some past Presidents and Presidential candidates, have presented a number of areas where the Congress has ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

The 'wall' demand of President Trump is about how and why growing numbers of persons are trying to enter our country, especially since 2015 via Mexico and mainly of persons from Mexico and Central America. It used to be that most of those illegally entering or residing were single men and in lesser ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas
Replies: 27
Views: 1973

Re: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas

It is possible that the virus was contacted on a land stop. I believe from news reports that this ship has stopped in a port in Haiti before the virus went, well, viral onboard.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Living in New Jersey where most homes and businesses that prep food use natural gas or in some more rural areas, propane, we see these explosion events happen a couple of times a year. They can be very devastating, wood framed homes turned to matchsticks, often fires which ruin the rest. I recall a ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Khloe Kardashian gets another baby again?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Will Khloe Kardashian gets another baby again?

I wish these rich jerks wouldn't have any children. We don't need any more spoiled brats.

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 133
Views: 5845

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Once again, another false hope of criminal behavior to finally nail Trump on and get him removed from office. There is plenty to go after him on and attempts to tie him with Russia with a counterintelligence investigation likely triggered by Comey's firing and nothing solid found to connect Trump wi...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 45
Views: 1647

Re: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!

Apparently this woman is a Native American, has been in the facility since she was 2-3 years old, has paraplegia, seizure disorders and respiratory problems, likely a 'ward of the state' to use the common legal term, so her care paid for by the state medicaid program. https://www.yahoo.com/entertain...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Civil and some criminal court proceedings will come to a halt soon without funding. Even Mueller's investigations as some involve a Grand Jury, court hearings including sentencing and arraignments may have to be suspended. It will mean losses to litigants, criminals in jails a lot longer even if inn...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Another problem from the partial shutdown is that certain unpaid Federal workers, for example FBI agents and Federal prison guards, is that debt can be used against them in obtaining and retaining security clearances and their jobs in the future. https://www.alternet.org/2019/01/the-burden-of-debt-f...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 208
Views: 8828

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

AOC won not just because of her gender and appearance but because she has personality, smarts, that the 20 year incumbent, although a reliable left-center Democrat, somehow lost his touch with his changing district, the terrible treatment of Puerto Rico after the hurricanes in a district with signif...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Every study I have seen agrees that a wall is effective if deployed strategically. "https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/08/despite-trumps-claims-most-illegal-immigration-is-not-at-the-southern-border.html" mp’s claims about the southern border also fail to emphasize that the majority of illegal ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24863

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

There are other factors that may affect the near and long-term future of the A380 including another major world-wide recession, interest rates going up, higher build costs (including from Brexit), the overhead costs to maintain the dedicated A380 assembly line at Airbus and fuel costs likely to go u...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 45
Views: 1647

Re: Woman in Coma Gives Birth!

Even if they found out she was pregnant earlier, what could the management done, have her get an abortion ? Who knows if the baby won't have serious disabilities due to a lack of pre-natal care and the severe health condition of the mother. I just hope the rapist is determined, arrested, tried and c...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 1966

Re: democrats faces on prime time

One key word in the Democrats rebuttal is very true and accurate as to Trump's speech - his use of playing up fear. Trump's 'speech' used every cliche used about immigrants for generations by playing up a few incidents of the fear of violent crime by them upon citizens to demand his 'wall'. Of cours...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richest Person in the world Divorcing
Replies: 40
Views: 1495

Re: Richest Person in the world Divorcing

As an old saying goes, a rich man might be poor if money is all he has.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1098

Re: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO

I didn't even know about this until now and here. I am quite sure all but a few Democrat leaders and members of Congress went along with this too due to the pressure from AIPAC, Christian Evangelicals, certain campaign fund donors/bribers, and general hate by conservatives for the UN as to phony iss...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

It won't be the 'little people' like the furloughed/unpaid government workers that will end this stalemate, it will be the 'big boys'. Eventually the big banks, the big 'wall street' investment houses, the big property owners, the big airlines seeing 3+ hour TSA and ICE lines at airports, and the ri...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

So, did last night's speech and Democrat's rebuttal get us any closer to resolving the partial shutdown ? Perhaps only slightly. I do think if the stalemate is still going by the time of the State of the Union Speech (Tues., 1/29), then things will get even more ugly, serious economic affect will ki...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 372
Views: 21571

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

I have long thought that Donald Trump himself and people around him during the campaign made sure that there was no physical or digital evidence to connect him directly with the Russian attempts to affect the 2016 Presidential election in his favor. If there was any contacts, it was strictly verbal ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8603

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

I am quite sure the SA government is keeping this story from its citizens in the country, they for sure don't want women to get any ideas of escaping the country and get away with it. Hopefully she will get a humanitarian visa for Australia. Its too bad due to SA's oil, their pricing control of the ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8485

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

What may also have to happen is to force some shorter flights out where good train connections available and encourage airlines to reduce frequency at low-demand times of the week or year by adjusting fees to airlines.

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8603

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

I bet someone high in the Thai government with some common sense realized the international attention wasn't making them look good to the world and have taken the appropriate action to consider her for at least temporary asylum and to allow the UNHCR to conduct a hearing. The father may have to atte...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spy? Or Russophile Moron
Replies: 19
Views: 1400

Re: Spy? Or Russophile Moron

One has to wonder if Whelan was set up by the USA spook agencies to be caught so the Trump administration would have a cover excuse to get Butina out of the way from ratting out NRA and top Republicans and also hurt parts of the Mueller investigations. I have posted here and elsewhere for weeks that...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Trump is actually using Twitter effectively. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/01/06/trump-steps-up-border-wall-tweet-storm-in-his-battle-with-congress-over-government-shutdown.html Sadly, its has been effective like how past dictators came to and stayed in power using then new technologies like movies...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8603

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

She isn't too smart thinking President Trump would help. She is 18. Part of her feelings may be just the product of many 18 year olds who feel her parents are too strict, but she apparently believes she has a well founded belief she will be a victim of violence or death by her father or SA officials...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82590

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I have to ask, was the Brexit Referendum actually binding or even really allowed per UK law ? Would a new Referendum be binding and legal as well ? Did Parliament actually vote to hold it ? It seems that there are serious issues with the Referendum process to begin with, that the MP's didn't want to...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8387

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

What is going to happen if the lines for TSA at major airports grow to 1, 2 or more hours at peak times ? What if an overtired and unpaid TSA agent misses a bomb or a weapon in a carry-on ? At what point will the big airline CEO's tell the President or their favorite Senators or Congreemembers to en...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

'Fast Times' is an interesting film even today. I first saw it likely on HBO maybe a year or 2 after it came out, I was in my late 20's then. I recall there was a documentary about its making and effects done a few years ago. The film wasn't expected to be a big success, mainly it was for a regional...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

As others have posted, TSA staff are calling in sick at 2-3 times normal rates as not being paid, cannot afford to pay their bills or for child care, need to take some side job so have income to survive and pay bills. That means remaining staff are working OT without pay and more will sick out at ev...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 110
Views: 4682

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

How long before Pres. Trump tweets some dumb comment in reaction ?
The PRC government is trying to redevelop its empire, basically telling the USA to get lost and to become the power that controls Asia economically.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2484

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

Part of the problem is that almost everyone has a camera phone so can take their personal picture of what was literally here a 'train wreck'. I find the 'privacy' charges interesting, guess that is not to show injured or dead people before they are identified and their family informed first. I would...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1048
Views: 30705

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects, and details

The Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo in DC (and branches in other cities) are not expected to be open today. That will hurt the tourism industry there. All but a few National Park areas are closed, those open are getting subsidies from State governments (like the Statue of Liberty). Many wit...

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