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  1. Of course in Feb 2020 the consensus was that curtailing travel was not necessarily effective. Secondly, the objective then (as it should be now) is to keep the hospitals from being overloaded. The intention was NOT to bring the case count down to zero as Australia and NZ have targeted. That type of policy is successful only if a vaccine is available and, at the time, that was not a known. Lockdowns have massive effects on the populace. We know suicides have more than doubled, that alcoholism has increased etc. The number of people who have lost their jobs or businesses is not minor. I fin
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  2. Since they left you behind, maybe they were looking for younger specimens?
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  3. People keep saying the engine was on fire.... Technically the engine is ALWAYS on fire. It just happens to be contained. you are not supposed to let it out
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  4. Don, I think this topic merits it another thread all of its own but I will make an initial, off the cuff comment. I think the first tragedy hinges around corporate values and liability, the image of a company and the damage that image has received. The other works around various facets of a national belief system and the values it places on societal responsibility and a host of other limiting dogmas.
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  5. Yeah, I don’t buy the Center tank explosion story... it was taken down by a missile.
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  6. Makes sense......All they had to do was write this way..... At the present time WestJet has 1,250 pilots in its remaining work force of 5,600. About 5,100 employees have been laid off, which includes 450 pilots, since the pandemic caused passenger capacity to be slashed by about 90 per cent.
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  7. Unfortunately she's a smoker in that role, but she's still Cheryl Ladd, so it's almost forgivable.
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  8. This remark and the earlier statement that suicide is "a permanent solution to a temporary problem" is what should occasion outrage. The total absence of empathy is beyond understanding and beggars the imagination for adequate wording of condemnation. I suspect most parents would have at least a glimmer of appreciation of the lifelong emotional distress resulting from the loss of a child at his or her own hands. Few if any can begin to imagine the absolute darkness of the abyss confronting a child suffering the relentless agony of mental illness where ultimately the only conceivable
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  9. This will not come as a surprise but in my opinion....you don't have a clue and it is unfortunate that others are reluctant to call out your uninformed rant. Repeatedly you post opinions on various subjects and when any suggestion of an attempt at correction is offered, your reponse is ALWAYS defensive with no evidence of 2nd thought or introspection. You do not stand alone. We ALL make mistakes; we ALL are subject to correction. The fault is in failing to acknowledge the possibility. You fail to appreciate that travel per se is not a unique cause of transmission of the virus. L
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  10. Yeh, and hopefully, down the line, Canada NEVER gets them......
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  11. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/obesity-and-covid-19.html Of course you're not more prone to getting it, you either do or don't get it. The chances of a much worse outcome from Covid is absolutely attributable to obesity.
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  12. Those same flights did not require negative test results because the lab facilities were not available. The government's policies are not driven by a reasonable application of scientific opinion but by perception and the fear of an "adverse reaction".
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  13. Thanks Floyd - another thread certainly, & yes, understand both phenomena and how they both "explain", but the underpinnings, the "unsaid" of & within a culture or even a society "normalizes" one and reacts strongly to another. Anyway, I don't wish it pursued here but I was suddenly struck by the notion as I considered how the families left behind by both "events" answer the question.
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  14. I don’t see that defence fund as an effort to get Rittenhouse “back to work” as quickly as possible so he can shoot more people for political gain. IMO, relative privation is an overused literary tool that has reduced the critical analysis of individual events to the level of Onion headlines. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SIGN IN…
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  15. The profoundly disturbing thing here is that liberal voters simply don't see that, or maybe they don't remember it, or maybe they think it was manufactured. But when liberal politicians tell them that the conservatives plan to legalize automatic weapons and pass concealed carry and high capacity mag legislation, they all believe it. The inability to differentiate between what's real and what's not coupled with unresolved election reform issues is actually getting people hurt now.
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  16. This is from about 5 years ago. It should be filed under "good advice left unheeded" and placed in the drawer marked WTFDYTWGTH:
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  17. Police use deadly force under 1,000 times out of 30 million violent felony criminal contacts per year. That’s a 0.0004 percent chance of being shot by the police. In America, “you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be shot by police.” The NYPD in 2019, with 35,000 officers only fired their weapons in the line of duty 34 times. The Chicago Police Department, with 13,000 officers, only fired their weapons in the line of duty 34 times, and the Baltimore Police Department only fired their weapons in the line of duty four times. Former New York Police Department (NYPD)
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  18. According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvellous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out o
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  19. I did the YYZ-CDG flight that night and it was very quiet en route and through the layover. Made you think.
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  20. I'm reminded of the movie Millenium. Terrible flick, but it did star Cheryl Ladd.
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  21. Great Video..Felt sorry for the young lady with the gearshift. Us farm boys probably wouldn't have too much trouble as we had "stick-shifts" on just about all machinery, including all the cattle trucks..
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  22. You assume that...... because for the most part suicide is exactly what I stated it is, that I have no empathy for the NOK when someone close decides to do it. You are oh, so wrong but please don't try to make your case based on the fact that all cases can be attributed to the individual suffering from mental illness, because suicide is not entirely based on mental illness....... unless you consider the person is mentally ill at the moment they decide to end their life.... I am sure others would agree that mental illness is not the only reason for suicide. You mention children....do you
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  23. And in the midst of an attack I guess unless they would gather up the members for a vote, there would be no nuclear retaliation from the US. Hmmmmm .........
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  25. Reminds me of this....
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  26. By February 2020 we were in the mix no matter if you shut it down or not. All it takes is one individual to start a pandemic. The virus was on our shores and we were not getting away from it no matter what. There is no point in Shoulda woulda coulda at this point. The Experts (loosely used) made decisions based on available information AT THE TIME. Those decisions were the best known course of action AT THE TIME. They did NOT have the benefit of hindsight. Now .... WHAT DID WE LEARN is the question that we should be asking. What worked? what did not? A full "After
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  27. ^Then you would have a much longer wait.
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  28. Essentially, the criticism is that the F-35, far from being the relatively inexpensive alternative to another F15 or F-22 which were brutally expensive, has turned into much the same thing - a "Ferrari", he dubbed it, which you only should drive on weekends, not used to commuting to work. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/02/23/the-us-air-force-just-admitted-the-f-35-stealth-fighter-has-failed/?sh=19cf81551b16&utm_source=ForbesMainTwitter&utm_campaign=socialflowForbesMainTwitter&utm_medium=social
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  29. That's because you're spelling it like most of us pronounce it - which is also incorrect.
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  30. The Guardian Canada votes to recognize China’s treatment of Uighur population as genocide Leyland Cecco in Toronto 13 mins ago Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China’s treatment of its Uighur minority as a genocide, following a contentious parliamentary vote which is likely to further raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations. Lawmakers approved the non-binding motion, brought forward by opposition Conservatives, to recognize China’s actions in the northwestern Xinjiang province as a genocide against Muslim Uighurs. Prime minister
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  31. Canadians have revised this ancient solution and developed an updated model.... we call it liberalism. They added an additional bullet to the list as well.... "all of the above."
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  32. I'm quoting an author you quoted again.... relax, we all know you didn't write it. This guy is looking for logic, he's yearning for a process, a means to an end, an incremental plan that's objective driven and subject to occasional quality assurance. If you fall into that camp, learn to deal with disappointment. Lets turn the whole sh$# show around, stand it on it's head entirely. Propose to me a firearms rule that murderous gangbangers would actually follow. Take a moment, a deep cleansing breath.... and consider JT's nonsensical assertion....no one uses an AR15 for hunting but indi
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  33. Tax slavery or bankruptcy... take your pick of evils. That being said... “The danger to Canada is not Justin Trudeau, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with being Prime Minister. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Trudeau government than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their prime minister. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Trudeau, who is a mere symptom of what ails Canada. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vas
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  34. This looks similar... http://aerossurance.com/safety-management/ndi-failures-b777-pw4077-fbo/ NTSB report docket: https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket/?NTSBNumber=DCA18IA092
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  35. Hi, UpperDeck - On the "degree" - I was not suggesting your degree was from Twitter LS, but that of some of your interlocutors (& us dollar-store epidemiologists). If anything, I meant to commiserate. I've followed your legal comments here for years with interest, your patience and impatience with opinions unburdened by any legal tutoring, and have no doubt about your own qualification to comment (and practice) whatsoever. I haven't looked up the post, and if it seemed that way, I definitely fumbled that. My own formal education stopped before a Bachelor's degree, if that matters. I
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  36. A 777 flying from DEN to HNL is unlikely to be all that heavy and may not have needed to dump fuel anyways. Besides, most twinjets can land at pretty close to maximum takeoff weight in an emergency.
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  37. Age of the airframe is irrelevant imo. How old was the engine ?? When was it last overhauled ?? Would be my questions.
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  38. From the WDYTWGTH file....
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  39. Unfortunately, these folks are never in a position to answer follow up questions that test the outer limits of the buffoonery they are advocating for. Are grandparents now "grand birthing people"? In the fullness of time, can we look forward to being "great grand birthing people"? What If one of the "great grand birthing people" dies, does the remaining spouse (oops, life partner) become a great grand birthing person. And what if either or both self identify as their "spirit animal"? And what if they have different spirit animals? Is "great grand birthing bear" and "great grand birth
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  40. Thanks, but in this case it was a 1.5 hour solo baby sitting sortie (new granddaughter). What can go wrong in an hour and a half eh? All was well until I turned the radio on... it was CBC and they were discussing CBC stuff. I can only conclude that articulating liberal values out loud causes explosive diarrhea in newborns and that diaper capacity is a liberal promise that fails to survive first contact.
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  41. The cover up was ongoing. We all watched it play out and we all knew exactly what was happening as it happened. The Emmy was a breathtaking exercise in arrogance and craven hypocrisy. There is no hiding here, and no pretending it's a sudden, random and unexpected surprise. When a diaper is marked "10 pounds" it's not a capacity rating it's an infant weight.... unless you happen to be a liberal democrat, then it's a promise.
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  42. IFG, thanks for your response - my comment was a moderate-"t.i.c." - I don't disagree with your views, and based upon experience over the 35 years of sim rides, it was an impressive feat to train entirely in a Level D simulator and then go directly to line-indoc operations, (for others, flying the line under supervision of a Line Indoctrination Training Captain, eliminating the requirement for circuits & bumps in the actual aircraft). The difference between the real aircraft & the sim was still apparent but the transfer of learning for experienced pilots was sufficient to be comfortabl
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  43. Wadda we do now......?? New York (CNN Business)Bad news for people who frequently use the emoji: It is no longer cool. No, No, NO... https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/tech/crying-laughing-emoji-gen-z/index.html
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  44. I believe it is a song about a person going through life, and probably done little, or put little effort into life, and is feeling he has not been given his due for what he has done, (nothing), and has the feeling of frustration....... Me ?, I think it a helluva lot better than Justin Bieber's song entitled "Baby" where he says "baby" 56 times in 3 minutes or even Harry Stiles in the nonsense song "Watermelon Sugar " where he says 'watermelon sugar high" close to 23-24 times. To each his own....
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  45. An article claiming that 13% of people worldwide have had a first dose of Covid vaccination is bunk. Lockdown measures are the reason for the decline in cases at home.
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