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  1. 3 points
    Been (mostly) lurking since March of '97... I think I had a different handle then. Regardless it's always nice to read the thoughts of other professionals here. Thanks to the hosts for providing this site, and the contributors for keeping civil undertones.
  2. 2 points
    Today’s update... Wandered up the road for coffee this afternoon. More traffic than yesterday, but still maybe 5% of usual. None of the busses I saw had more than 5 passengers, and there was a security guy in the front of each bus. Presumably he takes everybody’s temperature before they can get on, but didn’t see that first hand. Security guards are posted at each entrance to the shopping centre where the coffee shops are located, and nobody gets inside without wearing a mask. Starbucks will allow patrons to purchase food and drinks, but cannot consume them on the premises. Costa Coffee just a few doors over will let patrons stick around but didn’t want to accept cash for payment. I ran into a few foreigners today and none were wearing masks other than to get into buildings requiring them. The locals are all wearing masks. One of our foreign pilots had his hand sanitizer taken away at security today. Apparently new regulations prohibit alcohol-based hand sanitizer on-board aircraft here. Don’t ask me how that makes any sense, especially when they allow crew members to carry cigarette lighters even though our DG manual says that they are prohibited on board aircraft in China. Anybody know how to empty a cigarette lighter and refill it with hand sanitizer??? The picture attached is a bus stop just outside our (foreign) crew hotel. It normally has more people waiting. Will update further if I notice changes or anything of interest.
  3. 2 points
    There are a lot of places in aviation where things become the norm, but don't look so good when the investigators arrive. As for some of the activities you noted, At least some of those are done with long lines specifically to reduce some of the risk as I recall. It may also help to ensure everyone is on the same page when talking about 'low and slow'. If you're in a 212 with two engines and that massive rotor, vice an R22 with something just a bit stiffer than yarn above your head, just how slow is too slow and how low is too low can change quite a bit. Vs
  4. 2 points
    and have operated it at very arms length from afar. Thanks guys for keeping our play room open
  5. 1 point
    YA THINK? THAT is why they are on strike.
  6. 1 point
    This has been bothering me so I want to reply - my neighbour home schools and her 16 year old daughter entered Western this year with a 90+ % Also, her mom isn't marching up and down my street demanding more. BTW- where are all the strikes this coming Friday?
  7. 1 point
    Pretty amazing how people in the middle of an ongoing gang war refuse to identify it by name..... it's always gun crime. One thing is for certain, the gangs are happy to test the limits of that tolerance. If gangs switch to using explosives on rival individuals and groups, does it become "explosives crime?" Here is a brief (too brief IMO) overview of the issue (it's from last year) but the point is you have to search for it. If you want real information, something that goes beyond vague references to "gun crime" you really have to dig for it. Why? And, when you get to the part where he says that 3/4s of the guns come from the US, keep in mind that ghost guns are deemed domestically sourced to pad JT's numbers. https://www.cp24.com/news/city-is-in-midst-of-street-gang-turf-war-head-of-task-force-says-1.4560607 I'm thinking if people knew the full extent of gang activity going on they would be pretty outraged and demand sterner action on gangs.... not hunters, competitors and target shooters who are computer vetted on a daily (yes DAILY) basis.
  8. 1 point
    Experts are hailing a British Airways flight as the fastest subsonic New York to London journey. However the aircraft had to wait 80 minutes for its scheduled gate to be free before passengers could deplane........
  9. 1 point
    Did you read that link I posted about being right vs winning? I only put it there for you.
  10. 1 point
    Why Harley Davidson Declining Sales Are Causing Plant Closings Apparently all the Baby-Boomers now all have their motorcycles. Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all. Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles: 1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat. 2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on. 3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving. 4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one. 5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped. 6 Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care. 7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning. 8. They can't afford one because they spent 4-6 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies, Art History or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available. 9. They are allergic to fresh air. 10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes. 11. They might get their hands dirty checking the evil oil. 12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen. 13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch. 14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding. 15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did. 16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes. 17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield. 18. They would have to use leg muscles to back up. 19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face. 20 It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water. 21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy. 22. Can't get the motorcycle down the stairs to their parents' basement.
  11. 1 point
    RIGHTS OF THE FEW, VS THE RIGHTS OF THE MAJORITY. I ALWAYS THOUGHT DEMOCRACY WAS ABOUT THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY?