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  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Ok you fuckers. This is the very first time that one of my threads has been shut down and I'm not happy about it. :goon:

    I created that thread for one purpose and one purpose only, and that was so that we could have a place to one, report some news that others may not be aware of, and two, to have a place where we can discuss and offer up personal observations of said news. It was NOT a place to either flame others for their opinions, nor was it a place to post inflammatory posts, be it pics, vids or linked articles that are designed to do one thing and one thing only, and that is to push the emotional buttons of others who don't share your perspectives.

    It's all about empathy and the ability to see the world viewed from someone else's eyes. If you don't have the ability to do this, than stay the fuck out of this thread. And my suggestion to the mods here that if they see anyone do what was exhibited in the previous "news thread", ban their ass immediately and for my part, my finger is going to be twitching on the "report button".

    So.........without further adieu................I present to you your News Thread...........2.0.

    And I strongly suggest that we leave the previous discussions that started this whole fiasco out of here, at least until things cool down a bit.


    Edit: To the mods: I sincerely hope that this doesn't make your job more difficult than it already is. I'm also hoping that the members here are mature and insightful enough to understand what I posted above.
     
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  2. Caligula

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  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Yup. It's all in the presentation. :nod:
     
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  4. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    So... can you believe these clowns in Congress?

     
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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  6. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    That story hits close to home. Although I don't understand how Brussel Sprouts polled low. You drizzle some olive oil, red pepper, garlic, and minced onion on them and throw them in the oven till they're dark but not burnt ... shit. That is some tasty yum-yums.

    Okay... I'll let y'all get back to the News now! :lol:
     
  7. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    And don't even begin to tell me how Brussel Sprouts gas those who don't like them 'cause that is going wayyyyy out of bounds. :brow:
     
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  8. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    By Steve Almasy, CNN
    updated 8:20 PM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014
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    Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, were trying to fly around the world in 30 days.
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    • NEW: Coach says young pilot was a soccer player who had a knack for when to tell joke
    • Haris Suleman, 17, was at the controls during his trip around the world
    • His father, Babar Suleman, was traveling with him and is missing
    • Daughter says her brother and dad had trained for a water landing
    (CNN) -- An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said.

    Haris Suleman, 17, was trying to make the trip in 30 days and was due home in Indiana on Saturday, his sister Hiba Suleman said. The teen's body was recovered.

    Still missing was his father, Babar Suleman, who was traveling with Haris and who is also a pilot.

    "We're hoping my dad is alive and well, and we're going to keep praying until we have a definitive answer," Hiba Suleman said.

    She told reporters the plane was about 23 miles from the island when it crashed. Her father wouldn't have let Haris take off if the weather was bad, she said.

    It is unclear why the plane crashed or why the duo took off at night.

    "He was doing something that he loved. He was doing something adventurous," she said of her brother, who received his pilot's license in June. And he was doing it to raise money for charity, she added.
     
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  9. Caligula

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    Wow that sucks for the family. Hindsight not withstanding though, I'm thinking that letting an underage teen fly around the world in a tiny airplane was a bad idea.
     
  10. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    He had just gotten his pilots license in June it says. there's more to the article. I didn't want it to be too long.
     
  11. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    I love small aircraft, but they absolutely scare the shit out of me.
    This 30 day challenge does seem like a much more suitable task for a more seasoned (1,000-10,000 hour) pilot
     
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  12. TriiKLe

    TriiKLe Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    It is admirable for those 2 to die doing what they love:clap:. Nobody ever says they want to go out being an innocent bystander.
     
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  13. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    It's been a pretty bad streak for aviation lately. According to a Weather Channel article there were 40mph wind gust conditions. If true, flying a single engine Beech through those conditions is not a good judgement to make.
     
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    Air Alergie passenger plane crashes. All 111 passengers feared dead. This is now the 4th major aviation incident in as many months. WTF is going on?
     
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  15. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    40mph winds is a pretty big PIA.
    That is enough to keep me on the ground, even in an L-39.
    The plane is fully capable, but it more challenging and a real rough ride.

    (Not me, I did not want to show any tail numbers;))
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  16. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I would find you if you did post your tail number. Hehe.
     
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  17. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Yup. If I had my druthers, I'd instantly go out either in my sleep, mid-orgasim, or at the 4 mile mark in my 4 and quarter mile run.
     
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  18. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I for one want to go out as an innocent bystander, since i believe my innocence ain't been seen in 45-50 years maybe i could live forever ya know.
     
  19. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

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    What if climate change were having an effect on the wind speeds and that is the reason for some downed planes?

    Not to be a fear mongerer, but will flying become a dangerous thing due to climate change? I remember reading that because the oceans would be heating up there would be more moisture in the air creating for hotter airs and thus a more volatile weather system.

    Methinks this may be a sign of this.
     
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  20. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    It's just coincidence. Air travel is infinitely more safe than say... driving to the grocery store.

    http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/rate_mod.htm

    Please note, those are crash rates per MILLION flights.


    Oh and for the record, I'd probably rather die in my sleep at 92 than doing something fun at 17.
     
  21. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Well, we know at least one plane was shot down. Yes, weather could be a factor in these cases but weather radar is pretty sophisticated these days and airlines/airports are pretty good about avoiding weather. I've been stuck at DFW airport numerous times because of rain, lightening, and winds.

    Edit: Also, some countries don't have as strict regulations when it comes to maintenance and such. The picture is from a China Airlines engine. Apparently the plane flew with the engine in this condition. It would never happen in the US. The seat belts were there to keep the fan from 'windmilling'.

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  22. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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  23. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I watched that last night. Pretty horrible to think it happened here. If you ever want to get really depressed about our nations history, watch the Ken Burns documentary The West.
     
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  24. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    There are just a whole lot more planes of all types flying then there have been at anytime in the past so more incidents involving aircraft of all types.
     
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I DVR'd it last night and saw it this morning. The totally descriptive way that Takei told that story brought a bit of tear. He was able to totally bring me into that experience.
     
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