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Why would one believe you could land a rocket back on land or sea safely ...

No need to "believe" when people in Florida watch them do this, for real, right in front of them. And hear and feel the double sonic booms when they do. Oodles of videos, professional and amateur, on YouTube and elsewhere.
No there isn't.

Nobody has filmed any of this, private citizen wise...

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Would the following be a reasonable summary?
  • Hypothetical curvature only visually discernible from above 60,000ft (we could cite Lynch on that)
  • Commercial aircraft are built to cruise at much lower altitudes, usually topping off at 45,000ft
  • In practice, it would be very uncommon for ATC to assign anything higher than 41,000ft (I understand that even that is super uncommon, but you can see what kind of crowd we're dealing with here, and it doesn't weaken our claim anyway)
In the absence of objections or further feedback, I decided to lean on a USA Today article as a reference point. The Q/A now reads as follows:

As a passenger on an aircraft, how is it I can see the curvature of the Earth?
Quite simply, you cannot.

If the Earth were round, one would need to observe it from an altitude of 60,000ft in ideal atmospheric conditions (assuming a field of view of at least 90°) to have a clear view of the supposed curvature. Commercial aircraft do not fly this high. Generally, cruising altitudes vary between 33,000ft and 42,000ft, with 36,000ft being a commonly-cited figure. In addition, the windows on commercial aircraft are small and heavily curved. Even if they flew high enough for a person to see curvature, it would still not be visible to passengers.

It is likely that those claiming to have personally visually discerned curvature from an aeroplane are experiencing a form of confirmation bias.
I just noticed you made this correction.

Well done.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Jeffrey Epstein is Dead
« on: November 20, 2019, 12:32:57 PM »
He's right up there with Meghan Markle for unpopularity amongst the public.
https://www.iheart.com/content/2019-11-04-meghan-markle-prince-andrew-are-most-unpopular-royals-in-new-poll/

Yeah, sorry America, we hate her.
I am looking for someone who actually cares about what the English love or hate...

Will let you know when I find somebody...

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:54:45 AM »
Actually I said congress, not Democrats in the house.  Which is accurate.  However, if you recall, republicans had full control over the house, senate, and presidency in 2017 and 2018.
Yeah. And you were complaining here in 2019 because Democrats in the House, who supposedly control the money (which they don't, the Fed does), were complaining.
Also recall, the big tax cut law that was supposed to spur on the economy.  It did not.
Yeah, the economy is tanking...2 market indices at all time highs, unprecedented job growth over the last 3 years...you are correct though...you and your pals here life long dream of the the economy hitting the breaks and people starving in bread lines will soon become reality!
Trump also started a trade war with China that he assured us was "easy to win".  Its hasn't helped much.
Yeah... orange man bad...very BAD...PLEASE, EVERYBODY JOIN IN THE NEXT CHORUS...

Keep cheering the smoke and mirror side there Dave...

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What are the (flat Earth) stars?
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:53:07 PM »
I am unsure what further explanation you seek.

The atmoplane is certainly never in a state of 100 percent chaos, although there is 100 percent chaos in portions of the atmoplane at any given time.

Certain places experience direct blackouts at high noon, certainly occluding sunlight thousands of miles away.
For instance, what in FE theory accounts for these direct blackouts?  What is doing the occluding and how is it doing it?
Same thing as RE theory, I guess.

Direct blackouts can occur when severe thunderstorms strike an area.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:51:13 PM »
Just like Bill Clinton, am I right?
That was all fake.  And we know because he wasn't convicted.

However, for an innocent man, he sure is fighting hard.  I mean, does he think the republicans in congress can be swayed?
Has nothing to do with Bill Clinton.

The real story is the why these things take place.

All of this is smoke and mirrors to cover for another government shutdown.

The US cannot pay its debt and the Fed is no longer going to lend it money.

That is why there will be a civil war in this country.

Ummm.... You do realize that Trump and his party have been in control of the money, right?  What happened to the great economy?  The big tax cut law?  Etc...?
Ummm...you realize when Trump spent military funds on the wall, you were writing Democrats in the House had control over how the money was spent, right?

Regardless, neither party controls the money machine...that is controlled by international bankers, just like everything else.

And that is the real story, not covered by fake news.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What are the (flat Earth) stars?
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:03:00 PM »
This explains, in part, how the light of the sun is hidden from the surface of the flat earth.
Can you offer that explanation?  State the theoretical mechanism and discuss how you derive from that how it hides the sun?
I am unsure what further explanation you seek.

The atmoplane is certainly never in a state of 100 percent chaos, although there is 100 percent chaos in portions of the atmoplane at any given time.

Certain places experience direct blackouts at high noon, certainly occluding sunlight thousands of miles away.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:47:25 AM »
Just like Bill Clinton, am I right?
That was all fake.  And we know because he wasn't convicted.

However, for an innocent man, he sure is fighting hard.  I mean, does he think the republicans in congress can be swayed?
Has nothing to do with Bill Clinton.

The real story is the why these things take place.

All of this is smoke and mirrors to cover for another government shutdown.

The US cannot pay its debt and the Fed is no longer going to lend it money.

That is why there will be a civil war in this country.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 01, 2019, 10:47:21 AM »
So now Trump's cronies are attacking Democrats for being "secretive" about the way they're conducting things so far... complaining about the Democrats using a procedure that the Republicans happen to have been instrumental in putting in place. This is what you call "grasping at straws".

Also, there are republicans on the comittees that are interviewing.  So not so secret.
Also they are complaining because Pelosi is now making it all public.  Both interviews and transcripts of past interviews.  Guess they are afraid.  Not sure of what.  Not like Trump is gonna be convicted by his literal peers.
He won't be convicted because there is no crime or even a misdemeanor here.

The whole thing is fake.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 31, 2019, 03:18:12 PM »
So now Trump's cronies are attacking Democrats for being "secretive" about the way they're conducting things so far... complaining about the Democrats using a procedure that the Republicans happen to have been instrumental in putting in place. This is what you call "grasping at straws".
I think most people are well aware there is no more R and D when it comes to politics in the US.

This meme is wore out.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What are the (flat Earth) stars?
« on: October 31, 2019, 03:15:45 PM »
Implying the atmoplane is in constant chaos?
The atmosphere is in constant chaos.  It is the poster child for chaos theory.  In physics a chaotic system is one where predictability at a fine scale is difficult or impossible such that the behavior of the system seems random and is easily perturbed.  For instance, you can never predict the instantaneous direction of velocity of the wind, no matter how energetic, nor the shape of a cloud, or the exact temperature or humidity of the air at a particular space-time coordinate.    Even bulk predictions are almost impossible.  Witness the inaccuracy of longer term weather forecasts despite that the worlds largest and most powerful computers are employed to the task.  Short term forecasts are based on the direction and speed of travel of existing weather (it's sunny in St. Louis today, so it will likely be sunny in Raleigh tomorrow), but even those predictions can be far off the mark.
I agree that portions of the atmoplane are in chaos at any given point.

This explains, in part, how the light of the sun is hidden from the surface of the flat earth.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What are the (flat Earth) stars?
« on: October 29, 2019, 03:11:06 PM »
The fact you think that the atmosphere is only chaotic sometimes just shows your complete lack of understanding.
Can you please provide the FE explanation, including the explanation of observed phases of planets and their moons casting shadows on them.
Implying the atmoplane is in constant chaos?

Am I reading your statement correctly?

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Do you remember when you first joined?
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:06:03 AM »
Hey folks, I've been lurking around for the past couple weeks and I'm curious if you remember what it was like when you first joined the community?  I'm putting a few questions in here because I'm interested in learning about how you feel this community has changed over time.

Do you feel that an online forum like this is the best way to communicate ideas and discuss theories?

When you first joined the forum, did you consider other websites/forums?

What was the inciting incident that lead you to become a member of TFES?

Has there ever been a time where you encountered a user who ‘went too far’ in an online discussion?  For example, when have you met a user who was completely toxic or do you feel like most users here are friendly?
Been here for about 2 years now...

Nearly everyone here is friendly except for junker.

He is simply terrible.

Ask Pete, he will confirm this as gospel truth.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
Trump has literally said China and Ukraine should investigate the Bidens.  On Camera.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-publicly-urges-china-ukraine-investigate-bidens-amid-impeachment-inquiry-n1061956
It certainly is refreshing to see a President demanding investigations into corruption!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 28, 2019, 07:38:14 PM »
Evidence of Biden corruption:
https://www.scribd.com/document/427618359/Shokin-Statement

So your evidence is a translated oral testemony from the person who was fired (resigned) dated september of this year in neither of the languages it says its in?

Oh and its a confidential document that you have?  Well....this is interesting.
Yes it is interesting.

And generally, English being the language of business, it would not surprise me if this was rendered in English when uttered.

You uhhh.. you didn't read it, did you?
Yes I did.

After reading it again, I see now it was uttered by Shokin in Russian. I apologize for my initial oversight of this fact.

What is specifically wrong about the translation and rendering in English?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 28, 2019, 05:30:51 PM »
Evidence of Biden corruption:
https://www.scribd.com/document/427618359/Shokin-Statement

So your evidence is a translated oral testemony from the person who was fired (resigned) dated september of this year in neither of the languages it says its in?

Oh and its a confidential document that you have?  Well....this is interesting.
Yes it is interesting.

And generally, English being the language of business, it would not surprise me if this was rendered in English when uttered.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 28, 2019, 12:25:42 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:01:21 PM »
The evidence for Victor Shokin's integrity is that Joe Biden wanted him removed.

Joe Biden is as corrupt as they come.

If you don't want to say anything worthwhile, just don't respond.

Glad to see Trump is hedging his bets by saying Pence spoke to Ukraine too.  Apparently there are 30 republican senators who said they would remove Trump too.
Keep the status quo? Is that your argument? Biden is clearly corrupt, having also signed on to the fake WMD narrative and other supposed nation building, regime change policy BS...

Remove Trump if he breaks the law.

He hasnt.

He has.
You just don't want to hear it.
If he has, it won't matter if I heard it or not, will it?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:00:16 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/michaelrgallas/status/1177024413272641536?s=21

tom makes a really good point here that trump has violated an international treaty in his pursuit of dirt on his political enemies.  article 4 of treaty 106-16 clearly articulates how to request assistance from a signatory: in writing by the "central authority."  as per article 2, in the case of the US, the central authority is the AG.  in ukraine, it's also the AG.  and article 2 explicitly states that "the central authorities shall communicate directly with one another for the purposes of this treaty."

further, article 4 outlines a number of statutory requirements that any request must meet, and trump's call meets none of them.

https://www.congress.gov/106/cdoc/tdoc16/CDOC-106tdoc16.pdf

Are you suggesting that the President was lying?

lol of course not.  perish the thought.
The US Constitution provides the President can act in these matters, regardless of Treaty language.

In case you didn't know.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:51:07 PM »
The evidence for Victor Shokin's integrity is that Joe Biden wanted him removed.

Joe Biden is as corrupt as they come.

If you don't want to say anything worthwhile, just don't respond.

Glad to see Trump is hedging his bets by saying Pence spoke to Ukraine too.  Apparently there are 30 republican senators who said they would remove Trump too.
Keep the status quo? Is that your argument? Biden is clearly corrupt, having also signed on to the fake WMD narrative and other supposed nation building, regime change policy BS...

Remove Trump if he breaks the law.

He hasnt.

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