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Blue last won the day on February 26 2018

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  1. I have a hard time believing this without seeing a copy of the Facebook post and/or the LOR.
  2. I'm not as up-to-speed on these issues as many of you, however isn't drewpey right? The Supreme Court more or less told the Trump administration to "go back and try again?"
  3. Blue

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Even though no one really asked, Air Force leadership took it upon themselves to make their statements. They could have seized this opportunity to emphasize the fact that the US Military has a long track record of being one of the most inclusive institutions in the country. They could have highlighted how the military will take people of all races, mix them in a unit together, and make them work together to accomplish a goal. They could have emphasized how the military demolishes any perceived barriers based on race. Instead, Air Force leadership chose to just jump on the victim bandwagon. They'll be all kinds of thrash, PR, and probably a CBT or two. And then it will all dissolve as soon as the next crisis pops up.
  4. Blue

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    So, the Air Force is jumping on the latest Social Justice Warrior nonsense. This should be surprising to no one who's spent more than a year in uniform.
  5. I believe that's referred to as a "false dilemma," or more accurately, a "false choice." In other words, "a deliberate attempt to eliminate several options that may occupy the middle ground on an issue." I'm certainly no expert, but you can't tell me with a straight face that the United States Air Force, with it's ~$160 Billion yearly budget, had no other option than choosing between retiring the A-10 and the Personnel Hunger Games.
  6. Currently retired and (unsurprisingly) working for Lockheed.
  7. Blue

    Latest Movies

    Watched Dark Waters last night based on this review. Interesting stuff, really enjoyed it. The trailer prompted me to go down the google rabbit-hole on the backstory before I saw the movie, including the New York Times Magazine article the movie was based on, "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare." The wife on the other hand hadn't read anything about it, and also enjoyed the movie, if maybe not as much as I did.
  8. Yeah, this. Sounded like it wasn't so much the fact that he sent the letter asking for help. That was OK. Everything I've read makes it sound like they guy sent it via unclassified channels, to his boss on the To: line and everyone and their mother on cc: That's what got him fired.
  9. Blue

    F1 Thread

    Reminds me of an old joke.....
  10. My impression has always been that the Air Force, and the DoD as a whole, has three overarching goals: 1.) Spend the money to support the economy. 2.) Promote Diversity and "Social Justice." 3.) Defense of the country. Everything seems to make a lot more sense when looking through that lens.
  11. Blue

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    And, from Air Force amn/nco/snco, the below post brought out all kinds of comments (most pertinent pasted below).
  12. Blue

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    So, if you click on "Show More" below that video, you get the below:
  13. My knowledge of aircraft-level certification mostly comes from watching this documentary on the design and construction of the 777 in the late 80s/early 90s, then watching the news highlights of the ups and downs of 787 development in the early 2000s. I always hear that developing a clean-sheet Part 25 airplane is incredibly difficult, but what exactly is it that makes it so expensive? Testing? Number of required flight test hours? Design? All of the above?
  14. Blue

    Latest Movies

    "The Report" had a limited release in theaters early 2019, and then released on Amazon in November. Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) is a Idealistic Senate staffer tasked by his boss (Sen Diane Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee) to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program (i.e. detainee torture, black sites, etc). Saw a couple reviews along the lines of "this movie felt like a Wikipedia article on screen," which it kinda did (lots of dialogue, little to no character development, strong focus on names/dates/places, etc). Still, it kept my interest. From what I could find, the movie is more or less accurate to actual events. Not a good choice if you're looking for action/adventure, but if you want to see the nuts-and-bolts of some of the more important aspects of the "War on Terror," I'd recommend it.
  15. The "Frozen Middle" is real. https://othjournal.com/2018/12/17/forget-the-frozen-middle-this-mysterious-layer-of-bureaucracy-is-not-an-insurmountable-obstacle-to-innovation-even-if-it-did-exist/
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