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Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from ice

Business News
August 21, 2019 / 9:03 AM / Updated 3 hours ago

Tim Hepher 4 Min Read

LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with the matter said.

The focus of a two-year-old investigation into the mid-air explosion over Greenland, which left the plane carrying more than 500 passengers with the front of one engine missing, has switched to the recently recovered “fan hub,” the people said.

The titanium alloy part is the centerpiece of a 3-metre-wide fan on engines built for the world’s largest airliner by U.S.-based Engine Alliance, co-owned by General Electric (GE.N) and United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney (UTX.N).

It had sat buried in Greenland’s ice sheet since September 2017 when one of four engines on Air France flight 66 abruptly disintegrated en route from Paris to Los Angeles. It was prised from the ice in June after a high-tech aerial radar search.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a380-exclusive/dozens-of-airbus-a380s-face-urgent-checks-after-cracked-part-dug-from-ice-idUSKCN1VB1GH

Hong Kong protesters throng streets in heat and heavy rain

Source: Reuters

World News
August 18, 2019 / 1:20 AM / Updated 42 minutes ago

Marius Zaharia, Tom Westbrook
6 Min Read

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

Sunday’s turnout showed that the movement still has broad-based support despite the ugly scenes witnessed during the past week when protesters occupied the Chinese-ruled city’s airport, for which some activists apologized.

There was an uneasy calm after nightfall, with no violent confrontations and protesters unclear on what would happen next. Police in riot gear checked the IDs of some demonstrators to the west of the Central business district, and there was a large police presence outside the Western District police station.

“They’ve been telling everyone we’re rioters. The march today is to show everyone we are not,” said a 23-year-old named Chris, who works in marketing and was dressed all in black, including a scarf covering his face and baseball cap.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests/hong-kong-protesters-throng-streets-in-heat-and-heavy-rain-idUSKCN1V802N?il=0

Jimi Hendrix - National Anthem U.S.A (Woodstock 1969)




Pissed off the war hawks.............................

Purple Haze ........................Woodstock...........Aug 18, 1969............

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White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting

Published 29 mins ago
on August 17, 2019

By Bob Brigham

Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.

King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.

A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/white-nationalist-republican-ridiculed-after-only-2-people-show-up-for-his-town-hall-meeting/

Hey King didn't you get the memo......................check out what was said on twitter.........................your fucking disgrace......................




Canned Heat...........................

Ten Years After - I'm Going Home (Live) Woodstock (August 17th 1969)



Band members: Alvin Lee -- guitar, vocals, Leo Lyons -- bass, Ric Lee -- drums, Chick Churchill -- organ


That was absolutely amazing that night................


yes I am..................

Koch Brothers' anti-government group promotes allowing unlicensed, untrained cosmetologists

Americans for Prosperity says the way to lift people out of poverty is to let them use dangerous chemicals and sharp blades without training.

Josh Israel
Aug 17, 2019, 8:31 am

A video posted by the Koch Brothers’ flagship anti-government organization presents a bold new strategy to break the “cycle of poverty” in America: Get rid of educational and licensing requirements for professionals, such as cosmetologists.

Americans for Prosperity — a right-wing tax-exempt dark money group bankrolled by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch — posted three videos in the past several days arguing against occupation licensing. These spots each feature Dick Carpenter, the director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice (another Koch-linked anti-government organization) arguing against government licensing of professionals, laws he claims are designed to “keep people out.” The group also created a website and petition urging government to “stop burdensome licensing laws.”

“An occupational license is a government permission slip to work,” Carpenter says in one video. “To work in an occupation of your choice, you have to satisfy the government … and you do so by prescribed education and experience, pay a fee, pass an exam before you can actually work in the occupation of your choice.”

He acknowledges that the aim of these requirements is “to weed out charlatans and quacks and other people who may not be skilled,” but claims that research shows “those presumed benefits simply have not paid off” and consumers “pay more for their goods and services as a result of licensing.”

https://thinkprogress.org/koch-brothers-afp-anti-government-group-promotes-allowing-unlicensed-untrained-cosmetologists-fd5d4c51e942/


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“We aren’t suggesting that doctors and pilots shouldn’t have credentials and levels of competency to obtain,”Americans for Prosperity’s director of employment initiatives, Erica Jedynak, said in an email.

“Our goal is to ensure that government oversight is appropriate for each profession. In reality, many of the professions that now require licenses have little or no impact on public health and safety. Even worse, there’s ample evidence that these policies have a profoundly negative impact on people experiencing poverty, block employment opportunities, and raise the cost of the goods and services for millions of ordinary Americans.”







SO dude, your getting paid a lot of money to spew your libertarian Koch BS ..................I have a license, to work on planes..........................there is a reason why I have that license and training, lots and lots of training to be certified to work on aircraft, thousands and thousand of hours over 25 years in the industry...................if I am wilful or negligent to perform my duties to maintain a safe aircraft ( which you probably get on to go somewhere with your family, or even to go spew your KOCH BS) and if I do something wrong, according to the regulations, or just plain negligence..................I can, be charged with manslaughter up to murder, do you not fucking know this.......................its about safety ..................fly by night operations are not about safety, any fly by night operation is not about safety, its about greed..............or did you forget about the coat hangers...............................when there was no legal abortions for starters.........................and there use.............................

After all your firm (American for Prosperity) was inspired by one James Buchanan ........................ever read the book Democracy in Chains by Nancy McLean.......................................your firm is basically another front for economic racism, for starters........................what did the KOCH back firm do up in North Dakota during the XL pipeline issue and in Wisconsin...........the Koch firm had party when they got the permits, fuck the Natives and Wisconsin water and safety, because there will be a leak.........................

I know a person and their platform That Has a Plan to allow for free education....................does your firm.................nope.......................and she is from Oklahoma.......................and she has more common sense, than you have on your little finger, because she knows what your ilk have done to applying your economic libertarian BS to gut safety regulations, that cost this citizens millions in dollars, because of the lack in safety and environmental regulations , and you just don't give shit...................even for having license cosmologists, that is just fucking sick........................

Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out

Newly unearthed documents reveal how an environmental-minded socialite became an ardent nativist whose money helped sow the seeds of the Trump anti-immigration agenda

By Nicholas Kulish and Mike McIntire

Aug. 14, 2019

She was an heiress without a cause — an indifferent student, an unhappy young bride, a miscast socialite. Her most enduring passion was for birds.

But Cordelia Scaife May eventually found her life’s purpose: curbing what she perceived as the lethal threat of overpopulation by trying to shut America’s doors to immigrants.

She believed that the United States was “being invaded on all fronts” by foreigners, who “breed like hamsters” and exhaust natural resources. She thought that the border with Mexico should be sealed and that abortions on demand would contain the swelling masses in developing countries.

An heiress to the Mellon banking and industrial fortune with a half-billion dollars at her disposal, Mrs. May helped create what would become the modern anti-immigration movement. She bankrolled the founding and operation of the nation’s three largest restrictionist groups — the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies — as well as dozens of smaller ones, including some that have promulgated white nationalist views.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti-immigration-cordelia-scaife-may.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Peter Fonda......................a List of Movies.................

https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/peter-fonda/credits/169930/

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