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« Reply #1620 on: December 26, 2020, 02:18:32 PM »

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« Reply #1621 on: December 26, 2020, 03:15:55 PM »
No missile. They got their man. A quiet man. Kept to himself. Kind to animals.

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The neighbor said Warner had no family – no wife or kids that she knew of. She said he ‘was very good to the animals he had.” She said he had little dogs, and “when they got older, he built them a ramp so they wouldn’t have to climb.”

She said that he would wave and say hi, but he generally kept to himself.

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« Reply #1622 on: December 26, 2020, 03:25:26 PM »
Nashville Skies Declared National Defense Airspace, Deadly Force Authorized Against Aircraft Entering No-Fly Zone

https://www.westernjournal.com/nashville-skies-declared-national-defense-airspace-deadly-force-authorized-aircraft-entering-no-fly-zone/?
My 'non-conspiracy' theory is that they would do this because otherwise the area would be chock full of news helicopters, amateurs with drones, and this might interfere with the investigation. I mention this because a neighbor got one of those new drones and I have to say it is amazing. So easy to use. 6 mile range or something (I'm sure it would depend on terrain.) Camera with zoom. Everything is stabilized, he was flying it (first flight) in 30mph winds and was no problem. Unlike old R/C you don't need to learn anything. It was a bit scary.

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« Reply #1623 on: December 26, 2020, 03:35:18 PM »
No missile. They got their man. A quiet man. Kept to himself. Kind to animals.
It checks all the usual boxes. Now if he only was a Christian or a gun enthusiast. He even, like Vegas, has a mystery women who was away and he gave her his house for zero $.

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« Reply #1624 on: December 26, 2020, 03:49:00 PM »
It checks all the usual boxes. Now if he only was a Christian or a gun enthusiast. He even, like Vegas, has a mystery women who was away and he gave her his house for zero $.
Yes indeed. Just trying to figure out where the "jellybutt" fits in?

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« Reply #1625 on: December 26, 2020, 04:04:31 PM »
No missile. They got their man. A quiet man. Kept to himself. Kind to animals.

Well then... He fits the profile nicely.

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« Reply #1626 on: December 26, 2020, 04:36:39 PM »
My 'non-conspiracy' theory is that they would do this because otherwise the area would be chock full of news helicopters, amateurs with drones, and this might interfere with the investigation. I mention this because a neighbor got one of those new drones and I have to say it is amazing. So easy to use. 6 mile range or something (I'm sure it would depend on terrain.) Camera with zoom. Everything is stabilized, he was flying it (first flight) in 30mph winds and was no problem. Unlike old R/C you don't need to learn anything. It was a bit scary.

Sounds reasonable to me.


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« Reply #1628 on: December 26, 2020, 05:33:33 PM »
No missile. They got their man. A quiet man. Kept to himself. Kind to animals.

Sounds like the guy who shot Buckwheat.


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« Reply #1630 on: January 03, 2021, 01:33:16 AM »
Don't know if it was a balloon or what. I'm glad I wasn't on that flight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gfvVpnnQVc

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« Reply #1631 on: January 03, 2021, 10:51:31 AM »
Don't know if it was a balloon or what. I'm glad I wasn't on that flight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gfvVpnnQVc

It looks like that plane just came from a wild New Years party.

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« Reply #1632 on: January 05, 2021, 02:28:43 AM »
Saudi Arabia and Qatar agree to reopen airspace and maritime borders
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/04/world/qatar-and-saudi-arabia-reopen-airspace-intl/index.html

A bit of reading tea leaves, but it's not implausible:
"Big Four" U.S. airlines may go down to three
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines-breakingv-idUSKBN2991JV?taid=5ff362313ec0900001eb3997


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« Reply #1633 on: January 05, 2021, 07:40:51 PM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/threat-air-traffic-control-iranian-general-qassem-soleimani-revenge/

The Iranians can't be that stupid.  They must know Trump has nothing to lose and would love to vaporize Tehran.

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« Reply #1634 on: January 05, 2021, 07:48:37 PM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/threat-air-traffic-control-iranian-general-qassem-soleimani-revenge/

The Iranians can't be that stupid.  That must know Trump has nothing to lose and would love to vaporize Tehran.

Yeah. Why tip your hand unless you want to use it as some sort of diversion?

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« Reply #1635 on: January 05, 2021, 07:52:45 PM »
Yeah. Why tip your hand unless you want to use it as some sort of diversion?

Could China be pulling their strings?

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« Reply #1636 on: January 05, 2021, 07:55:09 PM »
Could China be pulling their strings?

Dance Persia. Dance!

Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News for the West
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/09/irans-pact-with-china-is-bad-news-for-the-west/

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« Reply #1637 on: January 05, 2021, 08:31:46 PM »
Dance Persia. Dance!

Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News for the West
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/09/irans-pact-with-china-is-bad-news-for-the-west/

Heh heh. Notice that the globalists at FP are painting it as somewhat of a good thing that China is rising to challenge US hegemony. I don’t think so. I really don’t.

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« Reply #1638 on: January 05, 2021, 08:34:08 PM »
Yeah. Why tip your hand unless you want to use it as some sort of diversion?

I'd be more concerned with someone misdirecting air traffic than I would an attack on the Capitol.

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« Reply #1639 on: January 05, 2021, 08:50:55 PM »
I'd be more concerned with someone misdirecting air traffic than I would an attack on the Capitol.
English is still the Linqua Franca for ATC and the threat might be a bit less now (the Corona-Chan has made a lot less air traffic) but I don't know how susceptible the A/C (I recall some hacker conference years ago claimed could access some points even via monitor on back of customer headseat,) the various radars (we all recall "Die Hard II",) and what kind of security protocols for direct spoken and transmitted information (maybe they rely on one-time pad systems for back up if confusion or at least 'safe' and 'danger' words?) And then you maintenance with foreign workers. Foreign made parts- including chips, I imagine. Or suspect counterfeit parts. And then you got every kid out there with a few bucks- heck a 'stimulus check' -who can buy a drone with some amazing abilities now.

I still think air travel is safer than a normal trip down the freeway though, considering illegals, vats of cold beer at the gas stations, and folks on cell phones.

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« Reply #1640 on: January 05, 2021, 09:00:49 PM »
I'd be more concerned with someone misdirecting air traffic than I would an attack on the Capitol.

Besides. It has been done.


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« Reply #1641 on: January 05, 2021, 09:18:40 PM »
Besides. It has been done.



Hah, I remember that book!  Thought for years it ended on a cliff-hanger with the plane about to crash into the joint session of Congress;  I had taken it into work with me and my boss saw it, flipped to the end and ripped out the last couple pages so that it "ended" on a page with the paragraph break on the new "last page."

A few years/months later I was bitching about how it pissed me off that Clancy would have ended the book that way, and that I never bothered to read the next one because "fuck that guy."  My boss is just laughing his ass off, tears streaming down his face...  When he finally settles down enough to speak he comes clean and tells me what he did.  He had no idea that he had managed to sabotage the ending that well.

I honestly don't think I have picked up a Clancy book since... and that boss was always a douche and probably still is.

-p

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« Reply #1642 on: January 05, 2021, 09:31:30 PM »
Hah, I remember that book!  Thought for years it ended on a cliff-hanger with the plane about to crash into the joint session of Congress;  I had taken it into work with me and my boss saw it, flipped to the end and ripped out the last couple pages so that it "ended" on a page with the paragraph break on the new "last page."

A few years/months later I was bitching about how it pissed me off that Clancy would have ended the book that way, and that I never bothered to read the next one because "fuck that guy."  My boss is just laughing his ass off, tears streaming down his face...  When he finally settles down enough to speak he comes clean and tells me what he did.  He had no idea that he had managed to sabotage the ending that well.

I honestly don't think I have picked up a Clancy book since... and that boss was always a douche and probably still is.

-p
That was a good prank!  I recall there was various 'theories' bandied about Clancy and his connections and ghostwriter, maybe for some, Pieczenik (who later took over a few of the series and was an even more interesting character.)

I always, I guess a bit perversely or like whistling by a graveyard, liked reading airplane thrillers while flying (as a passenger, of course!) John J. Nance had some good ones.

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« Reply #1643 on: January 07, 2021, 07:26:32 PM »
PBY fans unite!

I enjoyed this vid from Greg:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOi0o91Sw7U

Also watched this documentary in full which I also liked:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apvKoRJcDMs

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« Reply #1644 on: January 08, 2021, 12:45:23 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-07/boeing-agrees-to-pay-2-5-billion-to-settle-737-max-fraud-charge
https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2021/01/08/boeing-doj-settlement-quarterly-charge.html
https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2021/01/08/boeing-agrees-to-pay-penalty.html

Slap on the wrist was expected but still. It also brings up the question this is about criminal charges, not civil liability (though they apparently are allow to offset the fine with fees they've paid to customers.) Corporations always get the breaks and obviously 'too big to fail' but still. Can I set up a legal entity. Let's incorporate it as Albrecht Ventures, LLC. Business is banking related. If I'm caught robbing a bank can Albrecht Ventures, LLC admit a small amount of guilt, pay a fine with no prison time, and no individuals named even in the settlement except the corporate name? And worse possibility is for Albrecht Ventures, LLC is a fine or even all the money in its account is seized and is to no longer be able to be an corporation? 


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« Reply #1646 on: January 09, 2021, 09:16:35 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-07/boeing-agrees-to-pay-2-5-billion-to-settle-737-max-fraud-charge
https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2021/01/08/boeing-doj-settlement-quarterly-charge.html
https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2021/01/08/boeing-agrees-to-pay-penalty.html

Slap on the wrist was expected but still. It also brings up the question this is about criminal charges, not civil liability (though they apparently are allow to offset the fine with fees they've paid to customers.) Corporations always get the breaks and obviously 'too big to fail' but still. Can I set up a legal entity. Let's incorporate it as Albrecht Ventures, LLC. Business is banking related. If I'm caught robbing a bank can Albrecht Ventures, LLC admit a small amount of guilt, pay a fine with no prison time, and no individuals named even in the settlement except the corporate name? And worse possibility is for Albrecht Ventures, LLC is a fine or even all the money in its account is seized and is to no longer be able to be an corporation?

BBC News - Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane missing in Indonesia
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-55601909

Not a Max, but a 737 nonetheless.  The vast majority of people don't know the difference anyway.  Boeing can't win.

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« Reply #1647 on: January 09, 2021, 01:11:10 PM »
BBC News - Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane missing in Indonesia
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-55601909

Not a Max, but a 737 nonetheless.  The vast majority of people don't know the difference anyway.  Boeing can't win.

Now that the Dems are in power again planes are already going missing again. Weird how that works.