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Spin Zone / Re: sorryantivaxxer
« on: December 04, 2021, 12:18:47 PM »
I think this is a result of politicization of the issues. That happens when you try to coerce people into doing things by having mask mandates, lockdowns, and vaccine mandates. And frankly affects both sides of the debate.

The video I linked above talks about how the mandates possibly reduce compliance, especially among the disenfranchised who are very wary of authoritarian mandates with good reason.

Disenfranchised or not, just about everyone understands not liking being forced to do something.

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It is also true that people are just very bad in general at accurately assessing low level risks. Our brains are just not evolved to be reacting to these kind of choices.

“Psychologically we have a tendency to underestimate large risks and to overestimate small ones. At the same time, the media have a tendency to focus on dramatic rather than everyday risks. This is a dangerous cocktail.

…. “ (a scientific survey of newspapers mention of various causes of death found that…) Plane crashes are over represented by almost 12,000 times compared to deaths caused by smoking.”

Bjorn Lomborg

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Spin Zone / Re: sorryantivaxxer
« on: December 01, 2021, 06:23:19 AM »
Again, the Fascist panic porn purveyors fail to admit the vast majority of those that died WITH Covid were already very old, very sick and dying of other causes. A Flu could or would have also pushed them over the edge.

The huge Government overreach, over reaction along with MEDIA, Corporate America, Education was a total control scam.  Mikey loves to be told what to think and do like most Marxists.

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Spin Zone / Re: sorryantivaxxer
« on: December 01, 2021, 01:30:56 AM »
They didn't exercise a risk vs benefit behavior.  They behaved foolishly and many paid the ultimate price for it.  Moreover, by promoting their idiocy they may have caused others to pay the ultimate price as well.  Public ridicule seems utterly appropriate.

Public ridicule is hurtful to their families. You ought to be ashamed that they have stooped to this level.

You don’t seem to comprehend that other people have values different from your own.  What you call foolish behavior, they call benefit. Believe it or not, there are people who find being told how to live intolerable.  The act of someone directing any aspect their lives is harmful to them.  They value that freedom so much that for them, the low risk of dying was worth living free.

You are unqualified to judge them because you do not share what they value.  Doing so is one of the most unAmerican things that can be done. Nobody who respects others would ever dream of dictating to them.  It is a classic American value.

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Spin Zone / Re: sorryantivaxxer
« on: November 30, 2021, 02:41:34 PM »
They didn't exercise a risk vs benefit behavior. 

Yes they did. They may have used information that you don’t agree with, but they made a choice based on what they thought was best for themselves. Some were wrong, that’s to be expected in a large sample size, but the great majority were correct. After getting covid and recovering they have better immunity than the vaccinated so it was best for them after all, but you don’t want to publicize that because it doesn’t fit your conviction that they are all wrong when in fact 99% of them were right.

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They behaved foolishly and many paid the ultimate price for it.  Moreover, by promoting their idiocy they may have caused others to pay the ultimate price as well.  Public ridicule seems utterly appropriate.

So now it’s mob mentality if other people don’t get vaxxed because you don’t. But it’s not mob mentality to follow the lockdown - maskurbator cult when there is no more evidence those mandates work than there is vaccines are harmful. Public ridicule should be heaped upon everyone that destroyed the economy with lockdowns.

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Pilot Zone / Re: Bessie Coleman
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:51:26 AM »
I wish I had a nickel for every time I found a tool or rag (my own or someone else's) stashed someplace in the plane.  On top of the cylinders seems like a favorite location.  I bet non-pilots would never believe that such things are even possible.

Tim

When I opened up the plane for annual inspection last time, I found one of my ex-wives in there, still alive and with even a bigger assortment of expensive shoes and handbags than before.

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Pilot Zone / Re: Bessie Coleman
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:32:05 AM »
SMH And it still happens. 

I wish I had a nickel for every time I found a tool or rag (my own or someone else's) stashed someplace in the plane.  On top of the cylinders seems like a favorite location.  I bet non-pilots would never believe that such things are even possible.

Tim

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Pilot Zone / Re: B-pass to head of security line ?
« on: November 27, 2021, 03:16:07 PM »
Right. But presumably they are just skipping the start of the line where they check that your ID and boarding pass match.

I still don’t understand how they are replacing that.
Maybe they think that if you survived the trip to LaGuardia, you’re good to go. Lol

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Pilot Zone / Re: B-pass to head of security line ?
« on: November 27, 2021, 02:33:51 PM »
Right. But presumably they are just skipping the start of the line where they check that your ID and boarding pass match.

I still don’t understand how they are replacing that.

I don’t think they are. It seems to be a separate lane but it says here they do the ID check.

https://www.laguardiab.com/bfast

It’s confusing. On the one hand it says you “skip to the front of the line” and then it says there is a dedicated BFast lane.  But if they do all the regular screening how does that help you unless the regular line is long, and the BFast line is shorter. Maybe at LaGuardia it always is.  Unless everyone starts buying the BFast.

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Pilot Zone / Catastrophic Engine Failure after Takeoff
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:14:04 PM »
Remember he turned to a crossing runway, not the departing runway. That certainly assisted in a good outcome. As he barely made the crossing runway, I very much doubt he could have made the departing runway. IAE, he kept a cool head, flew well, and has a great story to tell.

Adventure: (n), adversity retold at leisure
Hind site is 20/20, but having about 75 hours in 172RGs and a 182RG, Cessna gear extension creates a LOT of drag, because the wheels come out perpendicular to the air stream, and just hang there while the gear motor completes extension. I think he dropped his gear too early, and it almost made him unable to make the runway. But he was a cool cat, that’s for sure.

Edit:  watch the gear extension at around the 9:00 mark. He dropped the gear within seconds of the engine failure.

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Pilot Zone / Re: A340 landing in Antarctica
« on: November 27, 2021, 11:27:55 AM »
That’s impressive - I can’t believe they did it with tires vs skis.

I have two buddies who deployed to Antarctica with the MN ANG. They are engine mechanics on C-130s and weren’t the pilots, but said it was blinding to fly into the Antarctic.

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Pilot Zone / Re: Catastrophic Engine Failure after Takeoff
« on: November 27, 2021, 06:02:28 AM »
Remember he turned to a crossing runway, not the departing runway. That certainly assisted in a good outcome. As he barely made the crossing runway, I very much doubt he could have made the departing runway. IAE, he kept a cool head, flew well, and has a great story to tell.

Adventure: (n), adversity retold at leisure

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Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy Continued
« on: November 26, 2021, 06:51:05 AM »
It is hard for me to see how this is not a violation of any number of international conventions on human rights. Forced medical treatments?

The most baffling thing about covid is how they’ve convinced so many people this is an emergency situation. I don’t think anyone would disagree that in a true emergency that threatened a huge portion of the world’s population, violating individual rights is justified, or at least theoretically defensible. In any case the solution that violated rights would need to be real.

But here we have a disease that is now known to be endemic and not much worse than seasonal flu, which can hardly be called an emergency anymore, and a “solution” that is proving to be only partially effective at best at reducing the already very low death rate and has zero chance of eradicating the disease. Yet we are being told to let government take away our rights under the false promise that we can eradicate this disease like we did smallpox. It’s a lie, and they KNOW it is a lie.

There is a real emergency and it’s not covid. It’s the economic and social consequences of inappropriate policies reacting to covid. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, huge stimulus payments, eviction moratoriums, forced masking, all of this for almost two years and counting is devastating the world and it was all self inflicted, and yet this emergency is not only not being solved, it is being perpetuated by these same tyrants that pretend forced jabs will make it all go away.

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Spin Zone / Re: Rittenhouse shoots Dirtbags
« on: November 21, 2021, 07:03:43 PM »
There is a common feature amongst all who want to expand the power of the government that this touches on. They believe that they know the policies will work and that they know this better than others. It is certainly most extreme in Marxists but is present in both major political parties as well.

Since they are very certain they are correct, they think of coercing people as for their own good.

What this blatantly ignores of course is the limitations of human knowledge, the difficulties of predicting with any degree of accuracy the behavior of large numbers of people, and the fact that people don’t like having their autonomy constrained.

Most statists do believe they are doing it for good however. Even Hitler sincerely believed that he was making enormous personal sacrifices for the good of the German people, culture, and state which had been so sorely abused by the Versailles treaty. Very few such people think of themselves as acting from malicious motive. Nonetheless, when their assaults upon the liberty of others become serious enough, they may have to be forcibly stopped.

Well said sir.

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Spin Zone / Re: Rittenhouse shoots Dirtbags
« on: November 21, 2021, 07:03:03 PM »
That wages of sin is death.  Dems are living (dying with?) it.

Put me in the anti-statist crowd too, but I think at least we're patriotic about it.

We're SUPPOSED to be revolutionaries at heart. That doesn't mean looting and violence for personal gain.

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Spin Zone / Re: Rittenhouse shoots Dirtbags
« on: November 21, 2021, 06:43:17 PM »
I hope his legal team is working up the plan to rake in a few hundred million dollars in defamation suits, starting with Brandon.


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