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Rogue Scholar 05 wrote: COMMUNISM IS CREEPING IN ONE STEP AT A TIME, EXACTLY AS PLANNED. Six trivia questions to see how much history you know. Be honest, it's kinda fun and revealing. If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers. Who said it? 1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." A. Karl Marx B. Adolph Hitler C. Joseph Stalin D. None of the above 2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility ,,,,,for shared prosperity." A. Lenin B. Mussolini C. Idi Amin D. None of the Above 3) "(We).......can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people." A. Nikita Khrushev B. Josef Goebbels C. Boris Yeltsin D. None of the above 4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground." A. Mao Tse Dung B. Hugo Chavez C. Kim Jong Il D. None of the above 5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed." A. Karl Marx B. Lenin C. Molotov D. None of the above 6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched." A. Pinochet B. Milosevic C. Saddam Hussein D. None of the above Scroll down for answers Answers: (1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004 (2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007 (3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 (4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 (5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 (6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005 Wanna know something scary? She may be the next socialist president if you don't forward this to everyone that you know. <quoted text> Hummm, can't rebut even one of the quotes? Sad little troll!
Funny, he quoted you word for word, your answer yesterday to ONE word. Does that also make you an even sadder little troll?
<quoted text> Thanks for the links. I could not agree more with your post. However, it is extremely sad how Obama threw ACORN and Rev. Wright under the bus. Rev. Wright and the Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =q2H1dMbkYa4XX
Did you go to that site? The Institute of Local Self-Reliance? You Libtards are reliant on Conservatives paying YOUR bills! Next it says, "Defending the Public Good" which means if I want your stuff, I get to take it. Tell me, in what other country can a family of four with annual income of $18,000 be remotely considered to be in poverty? Come on now, name me ONE other country??? And in which country would they allow you to live in a house with a roof, real windows and doors, real floor, with heating, air conditioning, hot and cold running water, free food, acolor flat screen TV with DVD, cable vision, a computer, three free Obama phones, free health care, a car in the driveway and be considered to be poor?!? I am sick and tired of these ghetto ingrates.
Off a discussion board! From a retired United Captain. Low-down on Korean pilots
After I retired from UAL as a Standards Captain on the –400, I got a job as a simulator instructor working for Alteon (a Boeing subsidiary) at Asiana. When I first got there, I was shocked and surprised by the lack of basic piloting skills shown by most of the pilots. It is not a normal situation with normal progression from new hire, right seat, left seat taking a decade or two. One big difference is that ex-Military pilots are given super-seniority and progress to the left seat much faster. Compared to the US, they also upgrade fairly rapidly because of the phenomenal growth by all Asian air carriers. By the way, after about six months at Asiana, I was moved over to KAL and found them to be identical. The only difference was the color of the uniforms and airplanes. I worked in Korea for 5 long years and although I found most of the people to be very pleasant, it’s a minefield of a work environment ... for them and for us expats.
One of the first things I learned was that the pilots kept a web-site and reported on every training session. I don’t think this was officially sanctioned by the company, but after one or two simulator periods, a database was building on me (and everyone else) that told them exactly how I ran the sessions, what to expect on checks, and what to look out for. For example; I used to open an aft cargo door at 100 knots to get them to initiate an RTO and I would brief them on it during the briefing. This was on the B-737 NG and many of the captains were coming off the 777 or B744 and they were used to the Master Caution System being inhibited at 80 kts. Well, for the first few days after I started that, EVERYONE rejected the takeoff. Then, all of a sudden they all “got it” and continued the takeoff (in accordance with their manuals). The word had gotten out. I figured it was an overall PLUS for the training program.
We expat instructors were forced upon them after the amount of fatal accidents (most of the them totally avoidable) over a decade began to be noticed by the outside world. They were basically given an ultimatum by the FAA, Transport Canada, and the EU to totally rebuild and rethink their training program or face being banned from the skies all over the world. They hired Boeing and Airbus to staff the training centers. KAL has one center and Asiana has another. When I was there (2003-2008) we had about 60 expats conducting training KAL and about 40 at Asiana. Most instructors were from the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand with a few stuffed in from Europe and Asia. Boeing also operated training centers in Singapore and China so they did hire some instructors from there.
This solution has only been partially successful but still faces ingrained resistance from the Koreans. I lost track of the number of highly qualified instructors I worked with who were fired because they tried to enforce “normal” standards of performance. By normal standards, I would include being able to master basic tasks like successfully shoot a visual approach with 10 kt crosswind and the weather CAVOK. I am not kidding when I tell you that requiring them to shoot a visual approach struck fear in their hearts ... with good reason. Like this Asiana crew, it didnt’ compute that you needed to be a 1000’ AGL at 3 miles and your sink rate should be 600-800 Ft/Min. But, after 5 years, they finally nailed me. I still had to sign my name to their training and sometimes if I just couldn’t pass someone on a check, I had no choice but to fail them. I usually busted about 3-5 crews a year and the resistance against me built. I finally failed an extremely incompetent crew and it turned out he was the a high-ranking captain who was the Chief Line Check pilot on the fleet I was teaching on.......
I found out on my next monthly trip home that KAL was not going to renew my Visa. The crew I failed was given another check and continued a fly while talking about how unfair Captain Brown was.
Any of you Boeing glass-cockpit guys will know what I mean when I describe these events. I gave them a VOR approach with an 15 mile arc from the IAF. By the way, KAL dictated the profiles for all sessions and we just administered them. He requested two turns in holding at the IAF to get set up for the approach. When he finally got his nerve up, he requested “Radar Vectors” to final. He could have just said he was ready for the approach and I would have cleared him to the IAF and then “Cleared for the approach” and he could have selected “Exit Hold” and been on his way. He was already in LNAV/VNAV PATH. So, I gave him vectors to final with a 30 degree intercept. Of course, he failed to “Extend the FAF” and he couldn’t understand why it would not intercept the LNAV magenta line when he punched LNAV and VNAV. He made three approaches and missed approaches before he figured out that his active waypoint was “Hold at XYZ.” Every time he punched LNAV, it would try to go back to the IAF ... just like it was supposed to do. Since it was a check, I was not allowed (by their own rules) to offer him any help. That was just one of about half dozen major errors I documented in his UNSAT paperwork. He also failed to put in ANY aileron on takeoff with a 30-knot direct crosswind (again, the weather was dictated by KAL).
This Asiana SFO accident makes me sick and while I am surprised there are not more, I expect that there will be many more of the same type accidents in the future unless some drastic steps are taken. They are already required to hire a certain percentage of expats to try to ingrain more flying expertise in them, but more likely, they will eventually be fired too. One of the best trainees I ever had was a Korean/American (he grew up and went to school in the USA) who flew C-141’s in the USAF. When he got out, he moved back to Korea and got hired by KAL. I met him when I gave him some training and a check on the B-737 and of course, he breezed through the training. I give him annual PCs for a few years and he was always a good pilot. Then, he got involved with trying to start a pilots union and when they tired to enforce some sort of duty rigs on international flights, he was fired after being arrested and JAILED!
The Koreans are very very bright and smart so I was puzzled by their inability to fly an airplane well. They would show up on Day 1 of training (an hour before the scheduled briefing time, in a 3-piece suit, and shined shoes) with the entire contents of the FCOM and Flight Manual totally memorized. But, putting that information to actual use was many times impossible. Crosswind landings are also an unsolvable puzzle for most of them. I never did figure it out completely, but I think I did uncover a few clues. Here is my best guess. First off, their educational system emphasizes ROTE memorization from the first day of school as little kids. As you know, that is the lowest form of learning and they act like robots. They are also taught to NEVER challenge authority and in spite of the flight training heavily emphasizing CRM/CLR, it still exists either on the surface or very subtly. You just can’t change 3000 years of culture.
The other thing that I think plays an important role is the fact that there is virtually NO civil aircraft flying in Korea. It’s actually illegal to own a Cessna-152 and just go learn to fly. Ultra-lights and Powered Hang Gliders are Ok. I guess they don’t trust the people to not start WW III by flying 35 miles north of Inchon into North Korea. But, they don’t get the kids who grew up flying (and thinking for themselves) and hanging around airports. They do recruit some kids from college and send then to the US or Australia and get them their tickets.
Generally, I had better experience with them than with the ex-Military pilots. This was a surprise to me as I spent years as a Naval Aviator flying fighters after getting my private in light airplanes. I would get experienced F-4, F-5, F-15, and F-16 pilots who were actually terrible pilots if they had to hand fly the airplane. What a shock!
Finally, I’ll get off my box and talk about the total flight hours they claim. I do accept that there are a few talented and free-thinking pilots that I met and trained in Korea. Some are still in contact and I consider them friends. They were a joy! But, they were few and far between and certainly not the norm.
Actually, this is a worldwide problem involving automation and the auto-flight concept. Take one of these new first officers that got his ratings in the US or Australia and came to KAL or Asiana with 225 flight hours. After takeoff, in accordance with their SOP, he calls for the autopilot to be engaged at 250’ after takeoff. How much actual flight time is that? Hardly one minute. Then he might fly for hours on the autopilot and finally disengage it (MAYBE?) below 800’ after the gear was down, flaps extended and on airspeed (autothrottle). Then he might bring it in to land. Again, how much real “flight time” or real experience did he get. Minutes! Of course, on the 777 or 747, it’s the same only they get more inflated logbooks.
So, when I hear that a 10,000 hour Korean captain was vectored in for a 17-mile final and cleared for a visual approach in CAVOK weather, it raises the hair on the back of my neck.
Oh, I had to look up only one term I was not familiar with. I have flown with Germans, Brits, Hollanders, Dans and Norwegians. Iranians, Yemens, Vietnamese, Bolivians, Peruvians,,,,,, and I'm thinking. Nope, no Canadians. The worst pilots were from Iran and Yemen and Bolivia. I had a Bolivian captain by the name of Raul and his presidante' was going to get a Hooy (Huey) and he was going to be the presidante's pilot. Well Raul was really bad. Without to many details, when it came for him to solo, I told him I did not have time to get out, so he flew three patterns with me in the left seat and I logged it as if I was not there. He did not complete the instrument phase so he had a partial diploma. The president during that time frame, Hugo Banzer, did not die in a Hooy crash, thank gawd!
I have been watching Fox News and the Flt 214 pilots are blaming the auto-throttles but there is several problems. One there was a NOTAM that the ILS glide slop was down for maintenance. Next, the auto-throttle will tell you if it is not working. Next, this was a visual approach with PAPI and the PAPI was working and they should have realized they were well below the glide path during the approach and taken manual control of the throttles. Guess what? When they made the decision was made to go around, what did they do? They took MANUAL control of the throttles but it was way to late. Lets' face it, all the "aircraft" systems were working and the pilot and copilot f-ed up!!!
<quoted text> No, O.J. did not testify. He walked, and perhaps same as Z will. I agree with LTR, he doesn't have to, I knew that, was just posing the question rhetorically. What's waterboarding got to do with it? Waterboarding, if it was done in Chicago, is illegal as it is in Guantanamo. I don't care who did the waterboarding, Americans, non-Americans, Russians, Chinese and who the waterboardees are or were, it's cruel and should not be carried out in any circumstance. Period.
What law made it illegal to waterboard anyone by Americans? For criminal proceedings it is a gross violation of the Fifth Amendment. But until less than ten years ago, it was legal in the US military for non-criminal cases.
Just a note from an old buddy who is a retired CW5. I flew with him in Korea, Fort Sill, OK and Germany!
Due to more security concerns and other reasons, the Army Aviation School, a few years ago, put fences around all of the outlying training stagefields here at Ft. Rucker. The gates are normally secured with a chain and pad-lock. For several years we just coordinated with the stagefield NCOICs and for the 3 fields we are authorized to fly RC at, we just had a combination lock in series with the Army’s lock. RC Members could unlock the gate at will and lock it when they left. With tight security, and other reasons now; we are required to go sign out a key to the Army Lock each weekend when we want to use a stagefield. I am the guy who signs out the key for the club I now fly with.
To get this business going, I went to the S-3 of the 1st Bn. 11th Avn. Reg. This is an active duty lady. I made arrangements for the gate key procedure.
Today I went back to see her because I am having an airspace training class for my chapter of the EAA. I must get permission for the members to get thru the gate to the main airfield to where my classroom is located. The USAF LTC who is the Squadron Commander where I work had already given me permission to use one of my classrooms on Saturday. I had also made arrangements with the RADAR room for an orientation tour for members after my class.
The local Chapter President, who is a retired MP Col. went with me. I figured eyeball contact would beat a phone call or email for a request like this. During the course of our conversation, she mentioned that her grandkids had visited her over the weekend.
Now this was a first for me; meeting a grand-ma who is a Bn. S-3. I would like to ask her how long she is planning to stay in the Army, but I probably won’t. S-3 jobs normally lead to Bn. Command. I do know she is an Apache pilot, but since she is here at a TDA assignment, she is only getting to fly a few hours a month in an OH-58. I told her I understood completely, my last 3 years here, I only got to fly a simulator.
<quoted text> Did you go to that site? The Institute of Local Self-Reliance? You Libtards are reliant on Conservatives paying YOUR bills! Next it says, "Defending the Public Good" which means if I want your stuff, I get to take it. Tell me, in what other country can a family of four with annual income of $18,000 be remotely considered to be in poverty? Come on now, name me ONE other country??? And in which country would they allow you to live in a house with a roof, real windows and doors, real floor, with heating, air conditioning, hot and cold running water, free food, acolor flat screen TV with DVD, cable vision, a computer, three free Obama phones, free health care, a car in the driveway and be considered to be poor?!? I am sick and tired of these ghetto ingrates.
You wrote, not thinking "Tell me, in what other country can a family of four with annual income of $18,000 be remotely considered to be in poverty? Come on now, name me ONE other country???"
Well, lookee |:
Er, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Czech Rep, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Andora, Monaco, Vatican city, Liechtenstein, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and soon-to-come China, Malaysia, Korea (already there?) etc. Do you want more? And they all have universal health coverage, 6 weeks vacation pay, most have 13th month, up to a year paid maternity leave.
Careful now before you start mouthing off. Do your homework. And the above were named from memory. Imagine if I had looked them up, we'd have double the names.
<quoted text> You wrote, not thinking "Tell me, in what other country can a family of four with annual income of $18,000 be remotely considered to be in poverty? Come on now, name me ONE other country???" Well, lookee |: Er, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Czech Rep, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Andora, Monaco, Vatican city, Liechtenstein, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and soon-to-come China, Malaysia, Korea (already there?) etc. Do you want more? And they all have universal health coverage, 6 weeks vacation pay, most have 13th month, up to a year paid maternity leave. Careful now before you start mouthing off. Do your homework. And the above were named from memory. Imagine if I had looked them up, we'd have double the names.
Okay, what is the poverty level in each of those countries?
From Wiki: How poverty in the United Kingdom is defined and measured
..........268 per week for two adults living with two children.
Which is $20,904 US per year for the Brits. But the CURRENT (2012) US poverty rate for a family of four is $23,050. I will give you another try!!!
Breaking News. Hillary will not be running for the presidency in 2016 because of a brain tumor found during her recent colonoscopy.
Old joke which I've been aiming at your buddy LRS for months now, and yesterday, you, but you didn't get it. Like Hillary Rodham Clinton or not, in your case, NOT, she is smart, intelligent and knowledgeable. You DO realise she outclasses you in ALL categories, ALL, except in helicopter flying. But you have to know, if she decided to drive one, she would outpilot you. She can do what you can do but you can't do what she does. Ass jokes about her don't change that.
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