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tod914 #1061 Posted Nov 15 2018 - 23:19

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Nov 07 2018 - 21:33, said:

She was actually thrown in prison. “Just dragged out of my house in shackles… I refused to denounce the data… they basically said tell everybody you made it all up and you can go home. If you don’t, we’ll destroy you. And they did.”

 

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RF_Van #1062 Posted Nov 18 2018 - 06:03

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appendage #1063 Posted Nov 20 2018 - 21:23

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im last :great:

heavymetal1967 #1064 Posted Nov 21 2018 - 04:52

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RF_Van #1065 Posted Nov 21 2018 - 05:44

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RF_Van #1066 Posted Nov 25 2018 - 00:13

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He's got the moves of a good light tank player.
 

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Klaatu_Nicto #1067 Posted Nov 30 2018 - 07:40

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Nov 07 2018 - 18:33, said:

She was actually thrown in prison. “Just dragged out of my house in shackles… I refused to denounce the data… they basically said tell everybody you made it all up and you can go home. If you don’t, we’ll destroy you. And they did.”

 

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Cunningham headed up a research team with the CDC’s Division of Population Health. Cunningham had made claims, shortly before his disappearance, that a “catastrophic” flu shot was the cause of this year’s deadly flu epidemic that reportedly killed thousands.


His body was recovered in the Chattahoochee River in Northwest Atlanta on April 3rd.


https://www.collecti...eeks-then-dies/



Klaatu_Nicto #1068 Posted Dec 03 2018 - 20:56

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Klaatu_Nicto #1069 Posted Dec 04 2018 - 23:20

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Edited by Klaatu_Nicto, Dec 04 2018 - 23:26.


CapPhrases #1070 Posted Dec 05 2018 - 19:57

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still here?

heavymetal1967 #1071 Posted Dec 09 2018 - 03:47

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Aynsley Dunbar on drums and Bowie helped on the writing/composing of this one.   Widowmaker's Luther Grosvenor (the other post last thread) was also in Mott the Hoople.

 



RF_Van #1072 Posted Dec 12 2018 - 20:04

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SapFireMC #1073 Posted Dec 16 2018 - 02:35

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Valiant effort to beat my thread my friend, but not enough.

Klaatu_Nicto #1074 Posted Dec 16 2018 - 10:34

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Opera singer's reaction: how good was Freddie Mercury in 1981?

 

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Klaatu_Nicto #1075 Posted Dec 16 2018 - 22:46

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Voice Teacher Reacts to Greta Van Fleet

 

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Some of his comments mirror my thoughts on singers. Some singers have to struggle to hit their notes while for truly great singers it's comes easy and is natural.



RF_Van #1076 Posted Dec 17 2018 - 01:26

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Klaatu_Nicto #1077 Posted Dec 17 2018 - 05:42

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Flying bathtub - I wonder if he gets in trouble with the FAA?

heavymetal1967 #1078 Posted Dec 18 2018 - 15:28

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Klaatu_Nicto #1079 Posted Dec 19 2018 - 10:12

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This reminds me of a night that I was assigned a flight scheduled to depart JFK (New York) and fly to MEX (Mexico City), then continue to IAH (Houston).

 

While performing my Captain's pre-flight review of the Maintenance Logbook I noticed that the aircraft was a version of the Boeing 747-200F (the "F" is for freighter) that had 3 ACMs (Air Cycle Machines for air temperature conditioning and cabin pressurization). One ACM was inop and deferred for later maintenance as per normal procedures, but upon further review of the Aircraft Mx Logbook, another ACM had a valve not working correctly and was therefore unreliable. So we had to dispatch the aircraft with only 1 operating ACM.

 

Dispatching with only one source of pressurization was possible and legal, but we were limited to FL200 (nominally 20,000 feet above sea level) as a maximum cruise altitude (obviously for safety reasons).

 

I checked the company generated flight plan and there it was... FL350 for planned cruise altitude. Called dispatch, pointed out the issue of needing a new flight plan using FL200 and accounting for a much higher fuel burn for such an abnormally low cruise altitude. Got new plan. Launched for Mexico.

 

Flying down the east coast toward MEX at FL200, passing through Atlanta Center's airspace, about 2 A.M., dark and peaceful and good weather... I felt my ears "pop" and a moment later the Flight Engineer called out calmly and clearly "Losing cabin pressure" and then his Loss of Cabin Pressurization Checklist items aloud "Cabin Pressure Controller to Manual", "Main Outflow Valve to Closed", etc.

 

We asked for an immediate descent to 10,000' and were granted it by Atlanta Center.

 

Since we were only at FL200, I elected to moderate the descent rather than do an unnecessary maximum rate emergency descent but I did ask the FO to put his mask on and gave the jet to him and I took over communicating and navigating.

 

We leveled at 10,000' and went through the checklist for regaining cabin pressure a second time, but to no avail. We were sure to be without any pressurization for the remainder of our flight.

 

Contacted Company Dispatch with the news, after a few moments they came back with the suggestion of diverting to MIA (Miami) where we had a maintenance base and asked for my approval. We checked the weather enroute and at MIA and our fuel remaining was more than adequate even for the very low cruise altitude of 10k. So we accepted the change and asked ATL Center to change our destination to MIA. A few seconds later they cleared us via present position direct MIA.

 

Now heading towards Florida, about ten minutes after getting cleared to MIA, dispatch calls and says "Change of plans, MIA base has no ACMs in stock, but there is one at our GSO (Greensboro, NC) base, so please divert to GSO instead".

 

So, we did. This time ATL asked us if we had any other problems or issues other than the loss of all pressurization and we routinely assured them we did not, that, in fact, our company was just having trouble with where they really could do the maintenance required (an ACM change out) in the shortest time.

 

Cruising towards GSO now and dispatch rings us up yet another time... This time they start with a profuse apology for so many changes and go on to explain that about 1/3 of our cargo on board ( about 80,000 lbs. of our total 250,000 ) was going through the MEX stop and on to IAH... so now, they plan to overnight the ACM unit to IAH and they want us to deliver the 80k lbs to IAH now, so could we PLEASE divert to IAH ?

 

Quickly checked weather and fuel considerations, and using Dallas as the required alternate, we just had enough kerosene to do it safely and legally.

 

Called ATL Center, apologized up front for being so much trouble, and then asked for a change in destination to IAH.

 

Crickets.  More crickets.  Finally, I called them again, "Atlanta Center, do you read ?".

 

Atlanta comes back in a slow, measured voice with "Are you experiencing other difficulties ?" plus some classified words and/or actions, and I can't say what else was said or done or I would be breaking federal laws to do so, but there were things said and done to indicate that they believed we were being hi-jacked.

 

Using classified means at our disposal, we were able to convince them otherwise and they did finally clear us to IAH and we went there without further ado.

 

One crazy night.

 

 

 

 

 

 






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