board77

The Last Homely Site on the Web
It is currently Fri 22 Mar , 2019 2:56 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1048 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 49, 50, 51, 52, 53
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar , 2019 7:02 pm 
Aspiring to heresy
User avatar

Joined: Wed 23 Feb , 2005 6:54 pm
Posts: 17503
Location: Canada
And if the planes are eventually found to be at fault, Boeing may have to refund every single one. Do you think they can stay solvent if that happens?

_________________
Image

Melkor and Ungoliant in need of some relationship counselling.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar , 2019 7:07 pm 
A green apple painted red
User avatar

Joined: Thu 17 Mar , 2005 9:11 pm
Posts: 3452
Location: Out on the banks
How's Airbus doing with the safety record?

_________________
GNU Terry Pratchett


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar , 2019 7:19 pm 
Aspiring to heresy
User avatar

Joined: Wed 23 Feb , 2005 6:54 pm
Posts: 17503
Location: Canada
According to Google:

Code:
How many Airbus planes have crashed?
The Most Popular Airliners Worldwide
Aircraft Type   Total number currently operating   Fatal accidents to passengers
Boeing 777   854   0
Airbus A319   1207   0
Airbus A320   2388   9
Airbus A321   617   1
9 more rows•Nov 5, 2010


Is this what you meant?

Edit: sorry, the fields are not lined up. Is it possible to do that in phpbb?

_________________
Image

Melkor and Ungoliant in need of some relationship counselling.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar , 2019 10:24 am 
of Vinyamar
User avatar

Joined: Mon 28 Feb , 2005 4:39 pm
Posts: 7909
Location: Ireland
From what I'm hearing Jude its a simple software update that's required.

_________________
Image
These are my friends, see how they glisten...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar , 2019 2:20 pm 

Joined: Fri 10 Aug , 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 1618
I'm not sure how simple it is. I don't have a link to the article (it's probably the Wall Street Journal one behind a paywall), but it sounds like the FAA wants/ wanted Boeing to do several things in the software and Boeing insisted some were not necessary.

The whole thing seems to have been the result of economics/ profits. As I understand it in layman's terms, Boeing wanted to get its new, lighter, more fuel efficient plane out faster to compete with Airbus. And to do that, they scrapped plans for a new build and used the old 737 platform for the new engines. But that resulted in instability, so they needed a new system to stabilize the plane against stalls, part of which was this software with some sensors. If those sensors get erroneous readings, the system tries to override the pilot's commands and point the nose toward the ground, and the only way to override that currently is to turn off the system. Which, I imagine, is trickiest when you're taking off and many things are happening, and you have a very short window to realize that the issue is the plane's software and not something else. It sounds to me like they have a fundamental problem they just put a band-aid on, but I'll admit it's possible that this happens all the time when you're designing a modern plane, and this is a common and accepted solution.

btw, the FAA still doesn't have a permanent head, just an acting one. Apparently, Trump nominated his personal pilot for the position (no joke) and even the GOP-controlled Congress wouldn't go for that.I expect the acting head is competent enough, but Trump is ridiculous.


Speaking of which, 12 Republicans found their backbone and voted for the bill to deny Trump his emergency resolution. Not a veto-proof majority at this point, but it's something.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/434112-12-republican-senators-defy-trump-on-emergency-declaration


Also, almost the entire House voted to release the Mueller report to the public. This report doesn't say it, but a handful of House Republicans did vote "present" - but everyone else supported it. On the other hand, the bill has been blocked in the Senate by a Trump supporter.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/434124-graham-blocks-resolution-calling-for-mueller-report-to-be-made-public
Quote:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be made public after it passed the House unanimously.

...Graham stressed that he supported Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and predicted that it would wrap up shortly. But he added that he had been "trying to find balance" by also supporting an investigation into Clinton-related scandals.
Their usual excuse, these days ... "But Hillary!" Of course, Graham didn't explain how blocking this bill would advance his cause, or why we need to be as concerned about a failed presidential candidate as about the current occupant of the White House.



EDIT:
The US is becoming a rogue nation under Trump and the neocons.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/434231-trump-admin-announces-visa-restrictions-on-icc-staff-investigating
Quote:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States would restrict visas of any International Criminal Court (ICC) staffers who investigate actions by U.S. military personnel.

...Pompeo declined to provide details on the number of visas that could be affected but said the administration had already begun implementing the policy.
So we're not going to let international courts investigate war crimes unless they're done by soldiers from another country. How far the US has fallen.


And our president and his allies are promoting conspiracy theories again.
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/434205-trump-strzok-transcript-devastating-for-fbi-doj-cia
Quote:
“'New evidence that the Obama era team of the FBI, DOJ & CIA were working together to Spy on (and take out) President Trump, all the way back in 2015.' A transcript of Peter Strzok’s testimony is devastating. Hopefully the Mueller Report will be covering this," the president tweeted.

It was unclear what exactly in Strzok's testimony the president referred to in his tweet, as Strzok did not appear to confirm any alleged acts of wrongdoing in the testimony released on Thursday.

...Strzok did say in the testimony that he believed the possibility of “a hostile foreign power ... seeking to clandestinely influence our presidential election” to be a more significant threat than the possible mishandling of classified materials by the former secretary of State.

_________________
It is this we learn after so many failures,
The building of castles in sand, of queens in snow,
That we cannot make any corner in life or in life's beauty,
That no river is a river which does not flow.

- Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar , 2019 1:18 pm 

Joined: Fri 10 Aug , 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 1618
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434667-trump-calls-fake-news-absolute-enemy-of-the-country-in-latest-attack
Quote:
Trump blasts 'fake news media' as 'absolute enemy' in latest attack on press


https://thehill.com/latino/434670-reporters-lawyers-say-they-were-detained-at-us-border-asked-their-opinions-of-trump
Quote:
Reporters, lawyers say they were detained at border, asked opinions of Trump: report
Quote:
Levy said she was told she would be arrested if she did not answer agent questions and was told she could not speak with an attorney. Both said they were detained for hours.


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434664-state-department-blocks-reporters-from-pompeo-briefing-with-faith
Quote:
State Department blocks reporters from Pompeo briefing with faith-based media: report
Quote:
The State Department allowed only "faith-based media” on a briefing call on international religious freedom held by Secretary State Mike Pompeo on Monday, and blocked reporters from other news outlets from joining, CNN reported.

...A transcript of the call will not be provided to reporters, CNN added.

John Kirby, a former State Department spokesperson and CNN analyst, told the network that "it is typical practice that any on the recorded interview in which a Cabinet official participates is transcribed and published at the earliest appropriate opportunity."





https://thehill.com/policy/international/434641-trump-to-meet-with-bolsonaro-in-boost-to-us-brazil-alliance
Quote:
President Trump will meet with Brazil's "Trump of the Tropics" for the first time on Tuesday in a high-profile visit earning criticism from opponents in both countries.

Trump and Jair Bolsonaro have had a close relationship since the latter was elected in October of last year. Bolsonaro’s right-wing, populist policies have led many to draw parallels between him and Trump, earning him the nickname “Trump of the Tropics.”

...A senior administration official said that the similarities between Trump and Bolsonaro provide an opportunity to create a "north-south axis of two largest economies in the western hemisphere.”

...Criticisms of Bolsonaro include that he has praised Brazil’s former military dictatorship, advocated for torture, threatened to jail political opponents, and criticized women and the LGBTQ community. The Brazilian president’s unannounced visit to the CIA on Monday also drew the ire of his opponents back home, who see it as his bowing to U.S. power.




https://thehill.com/policy/defense/434629-trump-administration-requests-nearly-86b-for-spy-budget
Quote:
The Trump administration wants nearly $86 billion for its intelligence programs in fiscal 2020, a 6 percent jump from last year.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday revealed that the administration wants $62.8 billion for its U.S. intelligence agencies, while the Pentagon released its $22.95 billion request for its military intelligence program (MIP). Details of the so-called black budget are secret, but the funds cover a range of expenses including spy planes and satellites, intelligence gathering through spies and informants, and cyber weapons.
I don't know if this budget includes increased money to spend on the surveillance of citizens in the US. Trump also wants much more money for the military and to cut programs for domestic programs.





btw, Boeing is under investigation:
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/434655-boeing-will-offer-pilot-training-on-737-max-to-address-safety-concerns
Quote:
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that federal prosecutors as well as officials with the Department of Transportation are probing the development of the aircraft. According to the newspaper, a grand jury in Washington, D.C., subpoenaed at least one person involved in the plane's development for documents.
I doubt if much will come of it, given their close government ties and economic importance. Maybe a slap on the wrist.

_________________
It is this we learn after so many failures,
The building of castles in sand, of queens in snow,
That we cannot make any corner in life or in life's beauty,
That no river is a river which does not flow.

- Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar , 2019 2:32 pm 

Joined: Fri 10 Aug , 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 1618
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434863-trump-takes-increased-control-over-north-korea-nuke-talks-report
Quote:
President Trump is taking increased control over nuclear negotiations with North Korea, according to a Monday report by Time magazine. ...the news outlet reports Trump halted an endeavor by negotiator Stephen Biegun to reach the hermit nation through its United Nations mission in New York. Trump has also reportedly said he is not concerned by findings by the CIA, State and Defense Departments and other agencies that North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un will continue the country's nuclear program, saying he can strike up a deal.

“The President’s constant refrain is that Kim is his ‘friend,’ ” one official told the magazine.



https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434762-trump-says-hes-very-proud-to-hear-bolsonaro-use-the-term-fake-news
Quote:
President Trump said Tuesday that he was "very proud" to hear Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro use the term "fake news" during a news conference at the White House.

Trump offered praise for his Brazilian counterpart, who has earned the nickname "Trump of the Tropics" for his similarities to the U.S. leader, during a diatribe against tech companies and broadcast networks. Trump suggested that those two groups are biased against him and other conservatives.

...Bolsonaro invoked the term Trump regularly uses to describe unfavorable news coverage during his opening remarks. "Brazil and the United States stand side-by-side in their efforts to ensure liberties in respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God our creator, against the gender ideology or the politically correct attitudes and against fake news," he said through a translator.

..."I also know that we’re going to have a fantastic working relationship," Trump said. "We have many views that are similar."



https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/trump-strongly-nato-privileges-brazil-190319163334744.html
Quote:
US President Donald Trump and Brazil's new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro forged a bond over their shared brand of conservative and populist politics on Tuesday, with Trump pledging to give more US support to Brazil's global ambitions.

Speaking at a joint White House news conference Trump said: "As I told President Bolsonaro, I also intend to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally - or, maybe a NATO ally. I'll have to talk to a lot of people but maybe a NATO ally - which will greatly advance security and cooperation between our countries."

..."We do agree with President Trump's decision or proposal on the wall," Bolsonaro said, in remarks translated to English by the broadcaster. "The vast majority of potential immigrants do not have good intentions. They do not intend to do the best or do good to the US people."

Trump said that he and Bolsonaro will have a "fantastic working relationship" and that "we have many views that are similar".


...Trump warned on Tuesday that the US could impose "a lot tougher" sanctions on Venezuela as he urged the country's military to depose leftist leader Nicolas Maduro.



There are questions about whether further US sanctions will help force out Maduro or just hurt people who are already poor and desperate.
https://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/americas/2019/03/sanctions-hurting-venezuela-vulnerable-190318071442058.html
Quote:
US sanctions hurting Venezuela's most vulnerable

As the US and its allies slap new sanctions on the country, life for Venezuelans gets worse amid shortage of medicine and food.






The Trump administration is ignoring the law:
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/434802-federal-judge-says-hold-on-trumps-transgender-military-policy-remains
Quote:
A federal judge on Tuesday said her injunction preventing President Trump’s transgender military policy from taking effect remains in place days after the Pentagon released a memo to implement the policy. In a three-page order, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia wrote that “defendants were incorrect in claiming that there was no longer an impediment to the military’s implementation of the [transgender policy] in this case.”

Asked whether the order will affect plans to implement the policy on April 12, a Pentagon spokeswoman said the department is “consulting with the Department of Justice on next steps.”

_________________
It is this we learn after so many failures,
The building of castles in sand, of queens in snow,
That we cannot make any corner in life or in life's beauty,
That no river is a river which does not flow.

- Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: You've been Trumped!
PostPosted: Thu 21 Mar , 2019 6:04 pm 

Joined: Fri 10 Aug , 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 1618
Trump continues on his mission to provoke unrest in the Middle East and inspire Muslim nations to hate the U.S.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/21/trump-us-golan-heights-israel-sovereignty
Quote:
Trump says US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights

Israel captured Golan Heights from Syria after war in 1967
Netanyahu responds on Twitter: ‘Thank you President Trump!’


...Trump declared his break with [US policy for the last 50 years] policy in a tweet.

He said: “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”

Might makes right. Putin is expectantly waiting a similar announcement on Crimea.

btw, Netanyahu is visiting the US in a few days (mostly, I believe, to attend the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC's conference, which will be attended by many US politicians). I suppose it makes a nice change from his own country, where he's mired in scandals. Trump's move looks like an attempt to boost Netanyahu's chances in the upcoming elections.


Edit: It looks like some members of Congress will support Trump's move.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/trump-time-recognise-israeli-sovereignty-golan-190321170521640.html
Quote:
Last month, US Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Congressman Mike Gallagher introduced legislation in the House of Representatives and the Senate to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Disgusted, but not surprised.



https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/435026-trump-mulls-deploying-emergency-disaster-workers-to-detention-centers
Quote:
President Trump is considering deploying a 1,000-person force usually used for relief efforts after hurricanes and other natural disasters to help staff overcrowded detention centers for migrants, according to people briefed on the matter.

...Trump is contemplating bolstering capacity by using the Surge Capacity Force — an entity created by Congress in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for times when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs extra staff on short notice.

The statute allows the Department of Homeland Security, which houses FEMA, to “borrow” trained federal employees from other parts of the government who volunteer for the effort in the event of an emergency.

Operative word being VOLUNTEER. These people volunteered to help people affected by natural disasters, not to serve as guards in detention centers for immigrants.



https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/435135-white-house-rejects-dem-request-for-documents-on-trump-putin
Quote:
White House rejects Dem request for documents on Trump-Putin communications
Quote:
The Democrats’ request followed a January Washington Post report that Trump had sought to keep details of his communications with Putin secret, including at one point taking the notes of an interpreter present for his conversation with Putin on the sidelines of the 2017 G-20 meeting in Hamburg.

Seriously, isn't it time someone in Congress sends a subpoena to this arrogant bastard? Trump has refused request after request from House committees and so far, NOTHING in response.



https://thehill.com/policy/international/435126-us-denied-visas-to-international-women-trying-to-participate-in-un
Quote:
The U.S. reportedly denied several visa applications from women trying to attend an annual United Nations women's conference this month.

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), a U.N.-affiliated organization, told BuzzFeed News that at least 41 women were denied visas as they attempted to attend the Commission on the Status of Women, a conference running from March 11 to March 22 in New York.

The organization added that the number represents only "the tip of the iceberg."

BuzzFeed noted that the U.S. is not allowed to prevent individuals or nongovernmental organizations from attending the U.N. headquarters, according to a treaty from 1947.





Let me guess. No Trump supporter will be outraged over this. Because it's Kushner, who's a member of our current ruling family, and not Hillary Clinton.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/435134-kushner-accused-of-using-whatsapp-personal-email-to-conduct-official
Quote:
The House Oversight and Reform Committee has obtained information that senior White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has used WhatsApp and his personal email to conduct official government business.

Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday that the panel gained confirmation from Kushner’s attorney Abbe Lowell in December of last year that Kushner "continues to use" the encrypted message service for government business




EDIT:

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/20/trump-free-speech-devos-1230490
Quote:
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday that addresses campus free speech as well as other higher education issues, according to several sources familiar with the White House’s plans.

Trump said earlier this month he would issue an executive order “requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars.”

...While Republicans have widely criticized colleges and universities for stifling free speech rights on campuses, some conservatives have also cautioned against creating new federal restrictions.

"I do not want to see Congress or the president or the department of anything defining what a speech code should be or should not be, what you can say, or what you shouldn't," Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander said in September.

Similarly, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said she doesn’t believe “government muscle” should be used to address campus free speech issues. “A solution won’t come from defunding an institution of learning,” she said last fall.


https://www.chronicle.com/article/here-s-what-trump-s/245943
Quote:
Here’s What Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech Says


It specifically excludes private schools, which presumably will be allowed to exclude whoever they like, as some of the super-religious ones are prone to do.

btw, Trump supporters were recently blaming UC Berkeley because a conservative activist got punched in the face on campus. Don't ask me to explain their logic - the university gave his group space on campus to do their thing, like they do for most groups. Maybe they're also supposed to post a guard besides each and every conservative person, just in case he/she provokes someone? Needless to say, it got little attention from the conservatives when university police found out who did the punching - not a student - and charged him with assault. (hey, that doesn't suit the narrative of the big bad university that's mean to conservatives. Neither does the fact that the university immediately condemned the assault.) And, of course, Trump made a big hero of the guy who got punched and is pushing the illogical line that the university is at fault. This is supposedly part of the excuse for this executive order.

The guy who got punched was recruiting for Turning Point USA, which might explain Trump drooling over this kid. Apparently they're big Trump supporters.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/6/charlie-kirk-offers-50000-reward-nyt-op-ed-authors/
Quote:
Conservative activist and founder of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk is offering a $50,000 reward for information on the anonymous White House official who published a blistering anti-Trump New York Times op-ed.

Mr. Kirk also declared war on “the deep state,” which some have said is behind the chaotic portrayal of President Trump’s administration.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/07/charlie-kirk-turning-point-usa-universities-free-speech-debate
Quote:
I went inside a rightwing safe space to find out the truth about universities
Quote:
To find out, I attended an event at my own university, the University of Georgia (UGA), a public university in a deep-red state. Like most of the universities I have taught at in the US, UGA has a fairly apolitical campus, where only a few usual suspects organize small events around issues like LBTQ rights and the occupation of Palestine....

This week, the local chapter of Turning Point USA (TPUSA) hosted Charlie Kirk, who promised to “expos[e] leftist lies and progressive propaganda”. Kirk founded the organization in 2012, at the tender age of 18. Today, TPUSA claims a multimillion dollar budget and “a presence” on over 1,000 college campuses and high schools across the country”. It is most infamous for its “Professor Watchlist”, a list of professors that are accused of advancing “radical agenda in the lecture halls”...

After a quick pandering to the home crowd, saying he supported Georgia against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship, he starts his attack on the universities. The story is simple, really: universities are full of Marxist professors, who force students to take irrelevant courses, which indoctrinate them with postmodernism and socialism – the fact that these two are diametrically opposed is but a detail...
And, of course, Kirk has never actually attended any university... :) But he's pretty good at propaganda and fooling people, according to the article, at least when his opponents are poorly informed college kids.

_________________
It is this we learn after so many failures,
The building of castles in sand, of queens in snow,
That we cannot make any corner in life or in life's beauty,
That no river is a river which does not flow.

- Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1048 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 49, 50, 51, 52, 53

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group