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Everything posted by gowlerk

  1. I have no time for your video. I’ll just wait for the reviews starting with Wendy’s.
  2. Sure, and his dad probably owns the DZ. That’s why he got the glory assignment he clearly could not handle.
  3. That TI will never live that down. He may as well just turn in his rating card. He is also lucky he did not break his neck.
  4. I wonder if the Secret Service will be walking beside him when he does the perp walk?
  5. I was just reading that 2020 was a record year for EV sales. Of course this is non news. Every year for the rest of my life most likely will be as well.
  6. Vigil batteries are no longer field replaceable and the unit must be sent in for service after reaching 10 years since DOM. So yours will need to go in and you should allow at least 4- weeks total turn around time. Other than that there is no reason to think there will be any problem with your gear. Although there are scattered reports that some gear dealer rigging companies have been refusing to work on gear that is more than 20 years old. If you run into this find a more honest and customer friendly rigger.
  7. It would be nice if whoever holds the patterns would make their intentions clear. For now I am advising all customers who ask to avoid buying their products on the used market. The longer uncertainty persists the less valuable any remaining assets will become.
  8. Most people who get influenza don't actually know it. I have never been diagnosed with influenza but I suspect that I have had it. However there are noroviruses that can cause similar symptoms. I have never had an illness like that last the 10 to 14 days that are the classic length of a full blown infection, but that does not mean I have never had it. The same way as covid has asymptomatic carriers.
  9. Toxic masculinity? Well....one form is social media trolling. You rarely see a female do it. Going onto a forum with the goal of pissing people off is kind of toxic.
  10. 2%? That is about a third of the rate I have to pay for hull insurance on our 182s. At this point we are paying it. But considering self insurance.
  11. Hull insurance for aircraft? Pretty pricey and the cost of the loss is fixed at a maximum of the value of the aircraft. That kind of insurance is for people who can't afford the loss. Someone with money would never waste it like that. It's called self insuring and it means not paying an insurance company their profit. Insurance is gambling.
  12. Captain, it's the starboard engine. She's starting to rumble and shake. I don't know how much longer I can hold her!
  13. Maintenance just a little behind the curve at the airlines these days? I've heard that pilots are a little rusty.
  14. Cool. Like watching a working engine in a cutaway view. Speaking of cutting away, it's cool that they found the cutaway parts in a residential neibourhood. Is there a reward for finding them? Maybe they should shut off the fuel to it now!
  15. gowlerk


    The Lancet has some details about that situation. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00183-5/fulltext
  16. gowlerk


    This piece was posted today on the CBC News website. It speculates that parts of the US may be close to some version of "herd immunity". https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-seeing-herd-immunity-over-the-horizon-1.5921179
  17. I don't know much about either. And I don't know much about the Mesa PD. The real point I am making is that although you don't think there are rogue police in Mesa the fact is they are everywhere.
  18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Daniel_Shaver https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa-breaking/2020/06/29/nathan-chisler-mesa-officer-charged-unarmed-police-shooting-fired/3283567001/
  19. Yup, and so she should be. Unless a good lawyer gets her charges lowered with some kind of crazy lady defense. Not available to a dead black man who was shot because an officer thought he posed an imminent danger behind the wheel.
  20. Blue states are always bailing out the poorly educated red states. That's what suckers are for.
  21. I once rolled over onto my back while sliding across the tarmac due to an unintended downwind landing. Wrecked my container and my jumpsuit but saved quite a bit of skin. Would do it again if I had to!
  22. They are just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks sometimes. I don't block anyone for having a different opinion. I don't block you or Ron for instance. I block people who I judge to be only here to have fun trolling and making others angry.
  23. If preparing for cold works then when it comes it is a non event. And people don't understand why they paid all that money getting ready, after all , nothing happened! With insurance you get a payout so after the suffering at least you have some cash.
  24. Google doesn't do news. They just give links to MSM news stories.
  25. Okay, crazy young white woman privilege then. The point is that if a black man had refused to stop for the police I doubt they would just run the plates and go to his house the next day. In fact I am more than a little surprised they would do that with anyone.