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  1. Take the pay cut. Live like many Americans have to for their whole lives, and in a couple years you're golden. It's worth it. You are choosing between doing something that makes you miserable and living a median lifestyle. You may be surprised how easy it is to be very happy making very little. And in a few years, you'll be making a ton.
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  2. I would argue a person has agency, and therefore a right to life and liberty. I don't believe in god, and don't think there's any inherent value in human life. Euthanasia and doctor assisted suicides are fine by me, even if the actual implementation is super sticky. I wasn't being snarky, justifiable homicide is generally how I think about an acceptable abortion at this point in time. I realize you can argue about levels of agency in a baby, but we all know babies grow. I can't see how a zygote is a person, I also can't see how a soon to be born baby isn't a person. I don't hav
    4 points
  3. The abortion (and by extension, pregnancy and children's) issue doesn't live in a vacuum. It touches on healthcare access, economic issues, and societal/community support both during pregnancy and through when that child becomes an adult. 1- The state isn't making that decision to abort a pregnancy, typically it's the mother. If we were looking at state-directed abortion or sterilization, then you have a point here, but that's not the case. However, the US still allows forced sterilization, which was upheld by the supreme court...(you could argue that this just prevents life from startin
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  4. God bless Texas (it's about fucking time!) Permitless carry of a handgun in Texas nearly law, after Senate OKs bill
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  5. Let me ask the question in a different way, so as not to lead the conversation into a one way answer like you did. What is the value of life? Not just for as an embryo or fetus, but as an infant, child, teenager, adult, elderly adult? If you value life (which is *the* argument against abortion, and most people value life in some form or fashion), do you value it equally across a lifetime, or does the value change at different points in life, and why does it change? A related question that feeds into the value of life is what is the goal or purpose in life? Minimize suffering? Maximize
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  6. So... you're saying "Toneyville" means nothing to you?
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  7. Gents, it's been too long (STS)!
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  8. Yet doctors don’t have to fight for pro pay every year...
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  9. It’s probably as fun as flying a C-17 into ORBI with a 100 hr FP Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. Probably the stupidest argument that I hear kicked around for the sim-only track (regardless of type simulated) is "well, the airlines train sim-only". This completely ignores that the airlines don't hire dudes with nearly zero hours. Ask any regional Capt how much fun it is to fly with a straight-from-flight-instructing new FO, and that's on a relatively small regional jet doing a VERY canned and low-threat flight profile.
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  11. So we can buy more F-35 and KC-46...
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  12. Yeah, I should have suggested those two smaller models Those would be fine and better sized Shooting the moon I would want a PC-24 The main thing is to not phone it in with Phase 3 no matter the track Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  13. Staff assignments are getting rarer due to the pilot shortage, so I guess there's that silver lining. Though I guess mobility pilots are still going to TACC [emoji2961] UPT flying is pretty much flying for flying's sake. I was pretty disappointed when I got tagged to go, but it turned out to be an absolute blast, and I think I'm a better pilot and instructor for it. It also helped that I had a great, tight knit squadron. Not a hard pitch to stay in, everyone's got their priorities and what they want it of their career and life. Just a different viewpoint so the younger guys don't just se
    1 point
  14. But why do the heavy / crew tracked studs have to get a cheap (in airplane terms) if the Tone is getting near the end of its service life (via divestment or need for an unacceptable refurbishment)? Kinda of a rhetorical question as I know what the Bobs are thinking but to hell with that, heavy GOs just rolling over and letting this part of the rated community get screwed over (assuming an eventual T-1 divestment with no replacement or with one that is less than the T-1) is infuriating bullshit If you want quality then you have to select for it and train for it. Anyway. Contact out init
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  15. RIP TYV Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
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  16. If that dude sitting their with his head up his ass is still alive, fire him. Holy hell dude. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  17. i was trying to say these things without writing a book...thanks.
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  18. Single engine though and I would say that doing one engine out training prior to FTU might have some benefit. The Mustang was also around $2M. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  19. No, I would not. Although they should just for decision making for flying an RNAV when they set up the ILS for their precision and decided not to fly the localizer. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
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  20. Extremely common misunderstanding. Initial ADSC is the first ADSC you pick up: the commissioning ADSC. After that there may be other restrictions in the palace chase AFI, but 2/3 of 5 or 4 is the first hurdle. Next hurdle would be getting hired when you’re so young in your pilot career (maybe).
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  21. I have this same question^. Since it says "initial ADSC" I would imagine you can apply right when you PCS, even with 2 years remaining on a PCS ADSC since that isn't your "initial ADSC", but I do wonder if that's the case... To try to answer your first question, based on the AFI (36-3205), as long as you completed 2/3 of that initial ADSC then you are able to apply for Palace Chase...but that doesn't necessarily mean that it will be accepted. However, with the expanded palace chase program @pawnman posted about above, I could see the AF more apt to accepting applications with more years r
    1 point
  22. You can’t reason with the far left (and right)—they’re the same people who think that it’s racist to require an ID to vote and it’s like Jim Crow, but yet requiring that same ID to purchase a gun is just “common sense”. We even have people on this site who support such nonsense. The difference I see is that for the most part it’s the left that has gotten far more extreme with their views in the last 10+ years. Remember when the left was against illegal immigration, and now if you even say the words the left will call you a racist? Just one of many examples. And sure there are examples
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  23. Got a story for you guys. This is going to be long and a little out of left field but I figure where better than to share it in this thread so I'll just go ahead. I have accidentally conducted a decade-long free speech experiment in the comment section of one of the most liberal leaning "news" sites in the world, and here are my findings. Let me explain. So there I was in college back in the 2010 timeframe and I got turned on to this fringe leftist news website called motherjones. Some of you might know it. They used to run an actual print magazine too. If you haven't heard of them
    1 point
  24. Just to add my 2 cents: -Being young is definitely not a disadvantage. Your at a desirable age bc your malleable and haven’t fully developed any bad flying habits. -Like what was said above, get as many ratings as you can afford. With the rise of social media and YouTubers, the guard and reserves are getting more competitive. I would also have to agree with Dangerzone that a PPL is the bare minimum. - You’re going to have to rush. Look up Bogidopes article on rushing and get yourself some nice clothes. -Finally, I’ve found that there are 3 big themes that interviewers are looking for in
    1 point
  25. This. I'm curious how much is spent on dentists and doctors every year. I think we can safely argue that the Air Force would run just fine if it had neither. Kinda need those pilots though.....
    1 point
  26. It's ok, just identify as both a male and a female when you fill out your app. Now you're in on both sides of the 50% quota. Actual race and sex discrimination in an attempt to fix perceived race and sex discrimination...
    1 point
  27. OK, not a dirndl; but incorporates all the best aspects of one...
    1 point


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