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  • Democrats’ $3.5T Spending Bill Is Even More Crooked Than Obamacare

    10/18/2021 12:33:58 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    whitney69 to Lurkinanloomin

    One of the most difficult things to determine reality for a child is the difference between success and failure. As long as there is some kind of success, as kids are taught today, the failure is collateral. So you’ve got to give them a chance to perform the failures they are accomplishing so they can figure out what they can get away with down the road. It is not within the curriculum to determine the amount of success or failure...just that it exists. Stepping across the line, no matter how far, is all part of the feeling out process until nothing can be done or anything whether it is feasible or not. And the accepted success doesn’t always include what the people who are trapped within the failure or success part think it is. That is where the reality totally disappears and progressive thinking joins the party and determines that, also.


  • A shark attacked a seal close to the shore of Race Point Beach in Provincetown today.(last year-Oct 15, <b>2020</B>·)

    10/18/2021 10:38:48 AM PDT · 8 of 15
    whitney69 to rlmorel

    “THAT’s how I ended up on the median strip near the Taco Bell the other day...:)”

    Chased by the homeless panhandlers?


  • Canada Bans Public Employees from Using 'Let's Go Brandon'

    10/18/2021 10:33:19 AM PDT · 43 of 50
    whitney69 to proxy_user

    “You don’t like it, you can get another job”

    That’s true. But that in itself is inconsistent with the law when it goes into medical expectations. By forcing someone to be thrown out of a job based solely on possibilities that do not create anything more than a guess as to their possibilities without due process is unlawful if it is not in the contractual agreement with the law. And this is not a law, it is a decision by the company with “sky is falling” attitudes.

    Factually, the current administration tried to bluff everyone by applying this move to federal employees under contract that contain such wording that was accepted by the employee. So all they can enforce it on are those federal contracted employees. And those not working under contracts that stipulate the health wording are waived. Otherwise, they can take the company, to include the federal government, to court and they will win the case as there is no precedence to determine the needs of the many over the needs of the few as not using the vaccine does not guarantee getting the virus. So there is no conclusive establishment of threat. It’s also possible that a airplane can fall out of the sky and hit your office. Do we outlaw airplanes? People have privileges (rights according to some) in the U.S.

    But people are fat and sassy now and can collect unemployment dollars now extremely high until the gravy train stops and they can get their jobs back when they are missed rather than spend money for an attorney and court costs.


  • Did the Earth tip on its side 84 million years ago?

    10/18/2021 9:24:02 AM PDT · 36 of 73
    whitney69 to LibWhacker

    Can’t tip, aren’t any seams on it.


  • Canada Bans Public Employees from Using 'Let's Go Brandon'

    10/18/2021 9:15:36 AM PDT · 26 of 50
    whitney69 to sphinx

    “Good to know that all statutory and contractual protections for employees can be cancelled “without recourse” by a memo.”

    Good catch. The whole hype on what they are trying to do can’t “fly” in the US as we have a Constitution which guarantees free speech (under most situations). Canada has been spiraling into a socialist country for many years. Many countries operate like this. All socialist ones do. Won’t be long until threat of job loss graduates to public hangings. I don’t understand why they don’t just use public beheadings. Works for third world countries that beat their wives or celebrate Ramadan to punish themselves for around 30 days when they can’t eat or drink during the day. Maybe they should consider flag day. Les masochistic.


  • Boeing employees in Seattle organize group 'sickout Fridays' in protest over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    10/18/2021 9:03:05 AM PDT · 33 of 33
    whitney69 to WildHighlander57

    “where are the airlines going to get the tech support if those folks are gone?”

    Over the phone or fax. The specs are there and available to the customers. Do you thing that the people that don’t want to get vaccinated are going to constitute enough to shut down the global services division in over 60 countries? It has survived strikes before. Don’t let them hype you.


  • Boeing employees in Seattle organize group 'sickout Fridays' in protest over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    10/18/2021 8:58:50 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    whitney69 to CodeToad

    “All 700 worldwide airlines rely on Boeing systems every day to keep in the air.”

    Try putting it in prospective. In past years entire sections of Boeing have gone out on strike for extended times.

    1977: Machinists stage a 44-day work stoppage over pension and benefits for retired members.
    1989: Concerned about overtime issues, Machinists strike for 48 days.
    1995: Machinists strike for 69 days over pension and job security.
    2005: Machinists go on strike for 28 days.
    2008: Machinists strike for 57 days over job security, health care and retired member benefits.

    And there are other unit strikes than these.

    But to my knowledge, and that of the airlines, they are still flying whether Boeing is a phone call away or not, which they would be. We are not talking about someone from Boeing going to the sight of every problem with an aircraft until it is justified like one hitting the ground. Then the NTSB requires it along with contractual considerations.

    “What a retard. In the days of information at our fingertips we have no knowledge or wisdom. Your post demonstrates that.”

    Two things here:

    first this “retard” makes a lot of money from the stock I own.

    Second: Does that mean I can call you a retard because you have no idea other than what you read on the internet as to what actually happens concerning Boeing’s commitments?

    Unless you are authorized to get into their legal contractual commitments, you are just guessing and trying to prove no point at all because you don’t know what they are or what their contingency plans are? To help you out a little, Boeing has representation in almost 70 countries around the world. They are positioned to provide aftermarket support for mixed fleets worldwide. Boeing Global Services, one of their divisions especially for this, delivers service solutions for commercial, defense and space customers, regardless of the equipment’s original manufacturer with engineering, digital analytics, supply chain and training support spanning across both the government and commercial service offerings. So they don’t have a mechanic at every site. They’ll tell them what will fix it, but on very few circumstances are Boeing mechanics turning the wrenches. So they don’t have a person at every location, just within reach of a telephone and fax.

    And like I’ve told people in the past, it is worthless to try to carry on a conversation with a person that has no knowledge to cover their end of the topic other than what they are told and name calling. So long


  • Boeing employees in Seattle organize group 'sickout Fridays' in protest over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    10/17/2021 9:01:25 AM PDT · 22 of 33
    whitney69 to CodeToad

    ‘Boeing employees provide all kinds of services that keep planes in the air.”

    Once the aircraft leave the plants, they are now the property of the airlines. Everything past that point is the responsibility of the airlines whether commercial or passenger unless something is found wrong and they are brought in to discuss the problem(s) for correction like the problems with the 737 a few years ago. So they provide nothing but talk after the aircraft is delivered unless an unusual situation surfaces. By not providing additional aircraft to the consumers is a long term problem like I mentioned.

    Airlines purchase in fleet sizes when they get enough hours on the current fleet. For the brand new 737 max there are secured orders for 100 aircraft from Southwest Airlines, 25 aircraft from United Airlines, and 23 aircraft from Alaska Airlines. All new bells and whistles for the plane and to be delivered starting early 2022. They plan to finish test flights in 2021 and have 10 completed by late June.

    In the commercial side secured order for four 747 freighter aircraft from Atlas Air in 1021 but production of the aircraft will end mid 2022 so no more are being sold.

    There are captured order for eight 777 freighters from DHL in 2020 that are still to be delivered with the construction of the new 777 with a pile of improvements.

    Boeing’s revenue comes from 3 sources:

    40% defense and space
    35% commercial aircraft
    25% global services (These include engineering, maintenance and modifications, upgrades and conversions, spare parts, pilot and maintenance training systems and services, all for the owners to work with)

    So, except for mailing out the spare parts so the owners’ maintenance people can install them from Boeing specs, the sale is the end of the trail.

    The process of developing a new aircraft like the 787 from the time the program began to the time of the first revenue flight was about 8 years and 9 months. The factory in Everett has the capacity to produce almost 9 aircraft a month of all the large aircraft they build. They are just in the business of making things for the aircraft and assembling them or sending out parts for the owners to assemble.

    I own stock in Boeing and I live a couple of miles from the southern wing assembly plant south of Tacoma.

    “You’re an ignorant idiot if you think that.”

    You can call me what you want. But I’m giving you facts that you can find if you do a little research. Before you call people names and question their intelligence, do a little of that research. Then you can carry on a conversation using facts.


  • Boeing employees in Seattle organize group 'sickout Fridays' in protest over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    10/17/2021 6:16:57 AM PDT · 7 of 33
    whitney69 to cutty

    “Boeing employees are reportedly planning a weekly ‘sickout Fridays’ protest against a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate.”

    So? Is this going to close more restaurants, supermarkets, clothing stores, housing possibilities, or any other human need that is not already closing for other reasons, some still hidden from a public that only knows when it has problems immediate that actually affect them? This is a Boeing problem, not a public one. It won’t be a public one for a long time and long after the “strike” is over.

    Going on a labor strike is like doing a hunger strike. Sooner or later they will have to eat and the fast food worker slots will be taken. And the mandate will still be in place while the only people that will make money will be the unions.


  • We Are in This Conflict Whether We Like It or Not

    10/17/2021 6:05:08 AM PDT · 8 of 11
    whitney69 to Terry L Smith

    “...along with another circus act...”

    Even the largest circuses have only three rings to keep the customer occupied. The art of misdirection. But if you tell them the truth, they won’t even remember the past that got it there as they forget or are originally misinformed and will stand by that misinformation to the death, no research or cooperation utilized. They are sheep. They were told to be.


  • Spy Fish? China Tests Manta Ray Submersible Drone In South China Sea

    10/16/2021 12:28:45 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    whitney69 to RomanSoldier19

    “They added that it would ‘play an important role in marine environmental protection.’”

    Seems Asia is good about not telling the truth. This is just like the supercomputers Clinton sent to North Korea in the late 90’s to help them with agriculture and they immediately changed them so they could process uranium.


  • Gobbling China’s exports, US sinks into dependency ---- Illustrating the state of America’s supply chains, orders for US-made manufacturing equipment are at 1992 level

    10/16/2021 12:23:12 PM PDT · 6 of 22
    whitney69 to elpadre

    “The poor condition of America’s supply chains is another part of the story.”

    And it’s caused internally by the unions.


  • How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain (Omega-3 fat reversed high carb diet brain effects)

    10/16/2021 12:20:11 PM PDT · 47 of 52
    whitney69 to Mariner

    “Make your own snacks at home and never buy death off the shelf.”

    That is actually a way to get around it but you’ll have to shoot your own meat and pick your own fruits and veggies. Don’t shoot any bats.


  • How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain (Omega-3 fat reversed high carb diet brain effects)

    10/16/2021 7:59:45 AM PDT · 11 of 52
    whitney69 to ConservativeMind

    They need to get into the reality of basics here. One of the major problems in this area is that foods are hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated. The knowledge of this process has been around for many years, starting in 1897 when the French chemist Paul Sabatier discovered that the introduction of a trace of nickel as a catalyst facilitated the addition of hydrogen to molecules of carbon compounds. This was found to be a breakthrough source to extend the shelf life of foods and was put into practical application in the 1940’s.

    But this process created excessive trans fats. A couple of the dangers of this is bad cholesterol, leading to heart disease, and prior to the overwhelming use of this process, type II diabetes didn’t exist.

    A new study shows that eating trans fats may be associated with memory loss, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association scientific sessions. Trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and vegetable shortening, were included for years in products like margarine and were added to increase the shelf life of packaged crackers and cookies.

    There are others as the food industry has gone to firing Nichol ions through food to get the shelf life extension and, thus, be more profitable. And that’s part of the increase in memory problem increases over the last 50 years with dementia.

    Check your labels when you buy foods and you’ll often find the listing of (de)hydrogenated oils in their ingredients.


  • Pa. launches $5M grant program to spur COVID-19 vaccination

    10/15/2021 2:00:30 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    whitney69 to lightman

    “, equipment to set up vaccine appointments...”

    And just where are they going to get the vaccines since the product trail has dried up and the people are busy walking off the job as Biden is chasing them off the front line with threats? Nothing from nothing leaves nothing...


  • RNC: Joe Biden Has Not Held a Press Conference Since July—92 Days Ago

    10/15/2021 9:29:48 AM PDT · 22 of 50
    whitney69 to ChicagoConservative27

    “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to talk and remove all doubt.”

    Mark Twain


  • Stemming the Rising Tide of Insulin Prices

    10/15/2021 7:05:36 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    whitney69 to Glenmore

    ” do work well enough for now ...”

    Sorry to hear about the wife. As a “seasoned” diabetic, I can understand the difficulties.

    But the truly unfortunate part of generics is that they are not as effective as the main drugs as they are watered down to cut costs and availability. There is a market for them however as these are the drugs advertised as being sold to other countries at cut costs, in many cases even more watered down, so it appears to be inexpensive but really is cheap.

    And how much collateral damage to heart and kidneys cannot be measured with their limited capacity and the inconsistent with the severity of the illness. So, they may be partially effective at the moment, for numbers, but the wolf is at the door for other reasons. Hope she lives to 100.


  • Raiders QB speaks out on Jon Gruden…

    10/15/2021 6:49:26 AM PDT · 63 of 63
    whitney69 to Red Badger

    “FOOTBALL is a BUSINESS not a SPORT..”

    Unfortunately too many people, with the assistance of the league’s efforts to sell it as a sport, assist it to pour money into their coffers as a sport. So as long as they don’t have to advertise it as a gang fight. it can remain a sport. But the owners can’t be held responsible for the many acts on the field that would make it a crime on the street, so they tweak the rules and can enter places without being considered “dons.”

    And at the same time they sign (hire) professional hit men to be blamed for being what they are....thugs. But the NHL sells it that way It makes money. They understand the money making capacity of thugery. They call them goons.

    Funny thing is, another sport that is advertised as violence, professional wrastling, In California, is required to be a member of the Academy and the SAG unions. At least they are a little more honest about it.


  • Biden to have audience with Pope, attend G20 summit

    10/14/2021 9:57:50 AM PDT · 39 of 43
    whitney69 to ChicagoConservative27

    “...including ending the COVID-19 pandemic...”

    They’ll be there for a while. They have now idea of and no way to end the pandemic without killing everyone on earth. As long as thee is one person, the virus, or one of the never ending variants of it, can be caught. They both know that, but they think the people aren’t that smart to figure that out. But who’s the fool,....?


  • Raiders QB speaks out on Jon Gruden…

    10/14/2021 9:52:45 AM PDT · 47 of 63
    whitney69 to Red Badger

    I can remember when in 2003, a political news analyst was hired to give essay style comments about the NFL on a live show by ESPN. His very first effort, while he was not allowed to join the other sports analysts and was set at a separate table, was that he felt the NFL in their efforts to sell a diversity in the league by propping up a black quarterback who in that year had a 57.5 completion percentage and a 79.6 rating. Yet they were blowing the media out of the park with his unique talents and great successes. The team in that year finished with a losing record. So they hired the political analyst to do exactly what he did, and before they fired him he bowed out covering up for ESPN’s biased failure. The political analyst was Rush Limbaugh.

    Sports doesn’t want the people to understand sports. They want them to understand the agenda they provide. And if they decide the provision is not what they want, they change it to something else and cover up their stupidity. So in reality, they were playing in Limbaugh’s game, not their own. But you’ll never hear that from them. And hey will make every effort to protect themselves and try to get that agenda matter who it hurts.