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  1. Lord Ratner

    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    All this at least indicates that some level of leadership is convinced that there is literally no way to retain currently serving pilots. Therefore very dramatic and very immediate steps are required to replace them. They've gone from thinking there's no problem at all (under reaction) to thinking the problem is so dire it can't be undone (over reaction). I wonder if any of this will ever be attributed to their unwillingness to properly present the problem to Congress for so many years.
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    Hurricane Michael

    I guess so. I'm not sure which is crazier, this tunnel, which is clearly impossible given the water table and hurricane activity in the region, or that a bunch of educated adults who literally fly through the air on the magic of (decades-old) human innovation think that we couldn't find a way protect small airplanes from wind and water. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Miami_Tunnel
  3. Lord Ratner

    Hurricane Michael

    Shut up. Holes are too expensive to dig in Florida.
  4. Lord Ratner

    Hurricane Michael

    I retract my suggestion. The solution already exists
  5. Lord Ratner

    Hurricane Michael

    Ok ok ok ok. Then make it a swimming pool big enough for airplanes. Tens of millions of dollars in damage, maybe hundreds. Stronger together. We are the change we've been waiting for. Hakuna Matata.
  6. Lord Ratner

    Hurricane Michael

    I can't imagine how they built all those hotels in Miami Beach with this impossible feat of engineering to overcome. Besides, why pump? Wrap the jets in plastic and let it flood. This is not something we should have difficulty overcoming.
  7. Lord Ratner

    Hurricane Michael

    I wonder how many F22s it would have cost to dig underground plane shelters. And no scoffing. If we can land on the moon, build a missile tracking base in a mountain, and drive floating airports all over the ocean, we could have built a few big basements for planes as small as fighters in hurricane land.
  8. Lord Ratner

    The Next President is...

    Team loyalties are very strong. People get depressed/jubilant/furious when "their" team of perfect strangers perform a certain way in a kids' game. They attack other people for wearing the costumes of opposing teams. Now politics is a team sport. We can expect similar performances as long as this remains true
  9. Lord Ratner

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Honestly these days it's more of a celebrate or celebrate type situation
  10. Lord Ratner

    The Next President is...

    I think you mean Representative...
  11. Lord Ratner

    The Next President is...

    With the rather important distinction that they used their completely lawful power to refuse Garland, and they didn't resort to exploiting a questionable accuser for the purposes of character assassination.
  12. Lord Ratner

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Are we talking month 1 or month 5? Why forestall the inevitable?
  13. Lord Ratner

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Guess what? There were plenty of "unlawful" options in Bagram too. And they were exploited far more than in UPT. I don't think anyone is asking for sympathy, it's just a fact of life in a coed organization. Always has, always will.
  14. Lord Ratner

    IPhone to Galaxy S9+

    The pixel phones are awesome. I've been on Google phones (starting with the Nexus 4) for years, and the pixel phones are the first that are true iPhone competitors. Personally, I would never buy Samsung because I don't like the Samsung apps. Google apps are very very polished now, and the camera and photo album app are better than anything else out there, including Apple. If you are already tied into the Google ecosystem (Gmail, Google calendar, search, YouTube, etc), the pixel is a no brainier. Free uncompressed photo and video storage is pretty awesome too.
  15. Lord Ratner

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    You think this is new? It's not called "the Sport of Kings" because it's a new phenomenon. Has always happened, will always happen. Rules will never trump human nature.