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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Wed May 05, 2021 11:50 am

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Paphitis wrote:I do wear my watch on the right hand though and flip it upside down to get Zulu time.

Why do some people still wear watches? :?

There’s a clock on the TV, there’s a clock on the microwave oven, one on the normal oven, there’s one on every mobile phone screen, on every PC, and then we have the bedroom wakeup clocks too!

Everywhere I look I see the time!


Well, these days, unless one is wearing a very nice expensive watch to feel good about it, most others are wearing their smart watches that does everything for them short of making a nice cup of coffee on the go. :D
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 05, 2021 12:49 pm

Kikapu wrote:
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Paphitis wrote:I do wear my watch on the right hand though and flip it upside down to get Zulu time.

Why do some people still wear watches? :?

There’s a clock on the TV, there’s a clock on the microwave oven, one on the normal oven, there’s one on every mobile phone screen, on every PC, and then we have the bedroom wakeup clocks too!

Everywhere I look I see the time!


Well, these days, unless one is wearing a very nice expensive watch to feel good about it, most others are wearing their smart watches that does everything for them short of making a nice cup of coffee on the go. :D


I’m a smart watch wearer but I have an analogue face.

Hence why I wear it on my dominant hand and upside down. The minute hand points to Zulu. Bit of an industry hack there. :D

It’s a very old trick I learned way back since before smart watches.

It works right up to the point of crossing a time zone, then it doesn’t unless you got it in flight mode. Which generally we don’t because we look at all the weather apps and weather stations. A lot of devices on the flight deck that are not in flight mode. IPads, Smart Phones etc.

We even have flight planning and navigation apps with moving maps and we can track thunderstorms, and weather fronts which are plotted on them. Awesome stuff. Which require data and when out of range the software uses its smarts to keep plotting based on last verified information and dataset.

Before smart watches I would wear a citizen wingman with slide bevel. A bit of a gimmick pilot watch really. Expensive but not overly. No where near the expense of the kinds of watches you are talking about. About $750 AUD I got it for and it was a big watch. Still got it but don’t use it. It’s only slightly dearer than a smart watch which really are a rip off. And it’s a bit of a collectors item as well.

I’ll never buy a Rolex or Omega. If I wanted to spend 5 to 10k it would be a Breitling. Those are nice.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 05, 2021 1:11 pm

Here is something for you all.

A Greek American cop of the NYPD was shot dead recently. A young man. Married with 2 kids. Tragic. Just bought his first home with his wife. Mortgaged to the tilt. Bank decided to wipe the mortgage for the family. Well done to that Bank.

Police Lives Matter too.

But the funeral. Thousands on the street waving American flags everywhere and to show their respect. Police helicopter fly passes as well. And a massive police parade.

That’s what America is about. Very heartwarming but a very terrible tragedy to bring about such humanity..,

RIP
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 05, 2021 7:07 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I do wear my watch on the right hand though and flip it upside down to get Zulu time.

Why do some people still wear watches? :?

There’s a clock on the TV, there’s a clock on the microwave oven, one on the normal oven, there’s one on every mobile phone screen, on every PC, and then we have the bedroom wakeup clocks too!

Everywhere I look I see the time!


It's part of our survival kit. Just got trained to always carry an accurate time piece.

In the old days it was mandatory. It's still part of the Regulations. Even though we are now in the age of the magenta line as magenta line children.

When I started training, there was no gps, and we use to do old school navigation called dead reckoning which is what they use to do in WW1 and WW2. The old saying was, if you reckon wrong, then you're dead. Hence Dead Reckoning. :lol:

Accurate timing was super critical.

We would use triangulation to plot our fix and use time and speed and work out closing angles etc. Haven't done that in years but I reckon I can still do it.

Watch, pen and a torch with red filters were literally the most important items to have. Torch with red filters in case of electrical failure and reading maps and flight plans at night. So obviously our pens were never red because you can't see red ink. :lol:

And the reason for red is because red light doesn't impact night vision as much.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Londonrake » Wed May 05, 2021 7:13 pm

I took my watch off when I came to live here full-time 9 years ago and have never worn one since.

Mrs LR has one of these bedroom clocks which projects the time onto the ceiling. So, whenever you wake up during the night you've got this bright red War of the Worlds thing staring balefully down at you. :shock: :D
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Lordo » Wed May 05, 2021 11:11 pm

Paphitis wrote:Here is something for you all.

A Greek American cop of the NYPD was shot dead recently. A young man. Married with 2 kids. Tragic. Just bought his first home with his wife. Mortgaged to the tilt. Bank decided to wipe the mortgage for the family. Well done to that Bank.

Police Lives Matter too.

But the funeral. Thousands on the street waving American flags everywhere and to show their respect. Police helicopter fly passes as well. And a massive police parade.

That’s what America is about. Very heartwarming but a very terrible tragedy to bring about such humanity..,

RIP

If a person has been killed in the line of duty of course May rest in Peace.

But I see you have not quite understood the reason why the banks let him foo with is debt. Clearly you have never borrowed a penny cause if you had you would know that the bank forces you to take up an insurance policy against the mortgage. So if you die the insurance policy pays the mortgage. You suppose the Bank has decided to let the Insurance company not pay the mortgage?

I always suspect you to be a kangaroo herder but your above post proves it.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Fri May 07, 2021 3:26 am

Lordo wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Here is something for you all.

A Greek American cop of the NYPD was shot dead recently. A young man. Married with 2 kids. Tragic. Just bought his first home with his wife. Mortgaged to the tilt. Bank decided to wipe the mortgage for the family. Well done to that Bank.

Police Lives Matter too.

But the funeral. Thousands on the street waving American flags everywhere and to show their respect. Police helicopter fly passes as well. And a massive police parade.

That’s what America is about. Very heartwarming but a very terrible tragedy to bring about such humanity..,

RIP

If a person has been killed in the line of duty of course May rest in Peace.

But I see you have not quite understood the reason why the banks let him foo with is debt. Clearly you have never borrowed a penny cause if you had you would know that the bank forces you to take up an insurance policy against the mortgage. So if you die the insurance policy pays the mortgage. You suppose the Bank has decided to let the Insurance company not pay the mortgage?

I always suspect you to be a kangaroo herder but your above post proves it.


I've borrowed heaps of money.

But that is besides the point. This particular Bank deleted its mortgage to assist the family - widowed wife and her 2 children. it's a very commendable action on the part of this Bank. You don't normally see this from banks. They can be ruthless and impersonal. But on this occasion, this particular bank has done the right thing.

There was no mention of any insurance policy. I know these are available. Ive never taken out any mortgage insurance but I do have life insurance and incapacitation insurance as well through my Super Fund. This is much better value for me.

Mortgage Insurance is very expensive. Usually people take it out when they are heavily leveraged as a pre-condition of that loan. I've never had that problem where the Bank has forced me to take it out. My other life insurance is good enough to see my family through.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Fri May 07, 2021 4:35 pm

:D :D :D :D


4 ex-Minneapolis police officers, including Chauvin, federally indicted in George Floyd's death
Indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao

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By Stephanie Pagones | Fox News

A federal grand jury in Minnesota has voted to indict the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the May 25, 2020, arrest of George Floyd, according to indictments unsealed Friday.

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care. Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/4-ex-minneap ... orge-floyd
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Fri May 07, 2021 7:01 pm

Calling for cops can be dangerous to your life. :roll:

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Jurors continue deliberations in murder trial of officer

Fri, May 7, 2021, 4:57 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors began a second day of deliberations Friday in the trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder after he shot a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head.

The panel deliberated Thursday afternoon without reaching a verdict in the trial of Huntsville police officer William “Ben” Darby, who was indicted in the killing of Jeffrey Parker in 2018. Talks started over after one member had to be replaced by an alternate because of a medical issue, news outlets reported.

While prosecutors contend Darby, 27, killed Parker without cause, the defense argues the shooting was justified because Parker posed a threat to Darby and other officers.

A city police review cleared Darby of wrongdoing and officials allowed him to remain an officer, with Huntsville taxpayers helping fund his defense against charges brought by a Madison County grand jury.

Darby shot Parker while responding to a call after the 43-year-old man phoned 911 saying he was armed and planned to kill himself. A one-time colleague, Genisha Pegues, testified that while Parker was upset, he was talking to her and posed no immediate threat despite a gun held to his head.

“An innocent man was murdered,” prosecutor Tim Gann told jurors in closing arguments. “He called for help and he got Ben Darby.”

Defense attorney Robert Tuten called Darby "an honorable person doing an honorable profession,” al.com reported.

Jurors saw video of the shooting taken from police body cameras, and Darby testified that he feared seeing “one of my officers” get hurt and fired after Parker only shrugged when ordered to put down the gun he was holding to his own head.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jurors-conti ... 21033.html
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Fri May 07, 2021 7:41 pm

So Chauvin was always a cunt like most cops. :evil:

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Derek Chauvin was indicted in the arrest of a 14-year-old who prosecutors say he kneeled on for 17 minutes and hit with a flashlight

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Fri, May 7, 2021, 5:58 PM

Derek Chauvin faces a civil rights charge in the violent arrest of a 14-year-old on 2017.

Chauvin hit the boy with a flashlight and kneeled on his back and neck for 17 minutes, prosecutors say.

Chauvin is accused of using his authority as an officer to deprive the teen of his rights. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/derek-chauvi ... 13673.html
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