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    Russian coaxial heli...video

    Russian coaxial heli... Aeromechanics Micron https://youtu.be/ppOCks_xzk0
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    Gyro with roll cage - any examples?

    Composites plus aluminium honeycomb? https://www.corex-honeycomb.co.uk/applications/marine/
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    Moderator or forum administrator Request.

    Here it is. http://www.rotaryforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46956 I hope your mum's surgery goes OK... it's tough with the elderly but they do amazing things these days. Mark E
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    Moderator or forum administrator Request.

    Hi John. All still there under Off Topics and Women's Fitness
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    womans fitness

    Trickle down: I think it works if applied to medium to small business, and I think everything should be done to favour those businesses: including major constrants on the practices and size of the giant multinationals: ie Microsoft, Amazon, big pharmaceuticals, big finance. Will Roger coined...
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    womans fitness

    All true, John. The most important point of that for any particular country is where the money gets spent or invested. The poor man, spending 100% of his money to live each month, spends almost all within his community. Other businesses also then take some profit, pay some taxes etc.. A...
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    womans fitness

    About 100,000 visas and green cards were affected by the sudden ban. So that many people from those 7 countries were in the process of travelling to or from the USA at that time. Presumably this level of travel has been going on day in day out for years. Most of those were visit visas...
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    New StarRanger-1A VTAL Aircraft

    That looks nice, but your StarLite-2A looks excellent. With 134 kg payload, 140 km/hr speed (90 mph) and 4.5 hours endurance I'd think every army should want them for frontline resupply. It sure outperforms the competition... but how do the Yamaha and the Schiebel (and the Starlite??) end up...
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    womans fitness

    Sure, an open door policy is crazy. But, except for parts of Europe for a brief period, no-one does that. There were already long processes in place. People who had taken years to get a visa suddenly found it snatched away. People like this: The two Iraqis who arrived at JFK challenged the...
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    womans fitness

    Worth a read: How Milton Friedman Fomented the Barmy “Corporations Exist to Maximize Shareholder Value” Myth Posted on May 5, 2014 by Yves Smith http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/05/guess-who-is-responsible-for-the-corporations-exist-to-maximize-shareholder-value-myth.html All below from...
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    womans fitness

    This phrase was coined by Will Rogers (I had always thought he was just a performing cowboy .... but he was a real one first, and then became a performer and a very astute observer, eventually having a nationally syndicated newspaper column). Here’s the quote: This election was lost four and...
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    gyro vs r22 for mustering

    Yeah, sorry Jeff Back on track, still on Birdy theme: Birdy mustering vids. https://youtu.be/JZgpjdeVTwA https://youtu.be/EmFgN1D2D10
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    gyro vs r22 for mustering

    Never happy... the Aussie farmer. :-) Said Hanrahan P.J. Hartigan ("John O’Brien") "We’ll all be rooned," said Hanrahan In accents most forlorn Outside the church ere Mass began One frosty Sunday morn. The congregation stood about, Coat-collars to the ears, And talked of stock and crops...
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    Global cooling

    Chris and Jordan sum it up pretty well. It's a helluva sketchy data set we are working with, 80% of the world is ocean, ocean temperature data at best goes back to 1956, and the technology/methods of measuring have changed four times in that period. And anyone who has ever played with...
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    Kubota Diesel a long term project.

    Sounds like a great project!! But I do worry about reliability. I always imagined a diesel engine was tougher and more reliable than an equivalent petrol engine. They are tougher and more reliable, but we are generally not really talking equivalent: the diesel is big, heavily built, and low...
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    Incapacitation

    Birdy ... more advice. Just wot ya need, eh? ;-) 1. Exercises. Squatting, you are stretching the wrong way. Damaged discs squeeze backwards out of the vertebral column onto the spinal cord. A forward arch of the back squashes em back a bit. Arching your back forward feels wrong and hurts.. but...
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    Incapacitation

    I see his point. Very irresponsible. If you'd crashed out there you could have quite possibly ( about a 1 in a million chance) taken out an innocent camel, moo cow, or lizard.... :-)
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    Incapacitation

    Hi Bird. Quite possibly a neck problem. The major nerves to the arms originate in the cervical region (neck). I have crushed disks at C6 and 7 (likely a legacy of a long series of unscheduled departures from uncooperative horses in my youth)... when bad it feels like someone is stick a knife in...
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    Immagrants? Invaders!

    Demanding schools close on Muslim Holy days Gotta love Indonesia, everyone gets a go: Indonesia. Public Holidays 2015 Thursday January 01 New Years Day Saturday January 03 Maulidur Rasul the birth of the prophet Muhammed Thursday February 19 Chinese New Year Imlek. Saturday March 21 Hari...
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    Immagrants? Invaders!

    And if you ever wondered at the extremist sides of Islam, historically it goes back to the Wahabis (Saudis, those fine and upstanding allies of the USA). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destruction_of_early_Islamic_heritage_sites_in_Saudi_Arabia A quote: In 1801 and 1802, the Saudis...
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