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Walter Lounsbery
Attended North Kansas City Senior High School
Lives in Powell, Tennessee
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I got a picture of Lisa rowing the single and the Badgers coming in after a day of training.
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At the new Fulin Asian restaurant next to the Mega-Kroger in Oak Ridge. Super impressed so far!
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Lisa and I made it out of our iced-in neighborhood and to Mellow Mushroom for some great pizza! Also it is ten dollar pitcher night!
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Just discovered that our Comcrap Internet is blocking streaming video from Amazon Fire TV and Netflix.  YouTube is glitchy.  We have a trial subscription to SlingTV on the Amazon Fire box, which is connecting somewhat OK to its various streaming channels.

Is anybody else out there in the Knoxville area Comcrap community suffering the same fate?  Have they targeted us for some evil experiment?
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Our ComCrap Internet is totally out now
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With +Lisa Lounsbery​ celebrating Valentines at the Knoxville Ice Bears hockey game!
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Valentine's Day lunch with +Lisa Lounsbery​ among the dog pictures. Great food!
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The FAA is not exactly moving forward on "self-certified" medicals.  In the light sport aircraft category, a pilot can fly based on their own evaluation of their medical fitness.  Years of operation under these rules have developed statistics that pilots, under modern medical treatment, fly quite safely under self assessment.

So it is reasonable to expand these rules to any category of flying that presently requires a third class medical certification from a doctor.  Under the current antiquated system established in the 1940s, a pilot with manageable conditions is required to do frequent expensive additional testing for FAA doctors that, because they are miles away, substitute these tests for personal physical assessments of the pilots.

This testing basically constitutes a profit racket for the medical industry.  And, as experience with Light Sport has shown, this does not contribute to safety in a statistical sense.  Until fairly recently, the FAA and Congress were on course to establish more rational regulation.

Recently, the revisions have been abandoned.  Apparently the medical profession has taken up additional testing regimen with the FAA, now focusing on sleep apnea, a condition that was not considered significant since the 1940s.  However, since apnea might contribute to exhaustion or dozing off while flying, some are pressing for testing of third class compliant pilots.

Yes, that's right.  Even if you pass the current medical exam, you may be sent for sleep apnea testing.  This is an expensive test that can potentially bar a pilot from flying even if they have a mild case of apnea.  Because this is the perfect case of a sleep disorder industry that makes a lot of cash selling CPAP devices (another racket) with physicians requiring onerous testing programs for pilots with mild or controllable conditions.

So, in the name of money, the FAA has abandoned self-certification for a testing lab bonus for doctors.  And I would recommend investing in CPAP manufacturers.  It's going to be a booming industry.
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As some of you know, I've been a Burt Rutan fan for a long time.  He graciously accepted my invitation to speak for Boeing Engineers in Wichita after the Voyager had been in flight test and before the nonstop around the world flight.  I've caught some of his interesting talks at EAA AirVenture.

A couple of great documentary film-makers are doing a biographical film on Burt.  Please consider supporting this film about one of the genius's of our time.  Frankly, he stands above Steve Jobs in his thinking and accomplishments.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antennafilms/looking-up-way-up-the-burt-rutan-story?ref=nav_search
Burt Rutan is making another extraordinary aircraft—in his garage! Documentary tells the maverick designer’s remarkable life story.
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In case anyone is following our Internet connection woes this evening, what started out as glitchy or bad video streaming has gone to full-blown Comcrap outage.  In many nearby communities other providers are known to provide much better service.  There is even fiber available in West Knoxville for the same rates ComCrap charges for a spotty, slow connection.

I am posting this thanks to the smartphone hotspot through my cell carrier.
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I upgraded to TDS fiber recentaly, and just doubled my speed from 50/20 to 100/40 for only $5/mo more.  1gb is available for $70 more per month.  I don't need that though... at least, not yet.
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The scheduling of this press conference is intentional. We should all be very concerned about the glaring incompetence of the FAA as they create an abusive environment that may impair proper operation of a great new use of small remote-controlled aircraft.

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Proposed-Drone-Rules-Revealed-Sunday-223562-1.html?ET=avweb:e2999:469133a:&st=email
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A week ago we were at Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge after driving through the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Powell, Tennessee
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North Kansas City, Missouri - Wichita, Kansas - Rolla, Missouri - Fort Worth, Texas - Hurst, Texas - Savannah, Georgia - Frisco, Texas - Carrollton, Texas
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Warning! I say what I think and ask questions.  Real questions.  Not "How Are You?", questions like "Why do you think that?  Who told you that?"  I will post about things that bother me a lot. Like government corruption or quack medicine.  I like to hear about inventive people, entrepreneurs, or whatever is cooking in the world that the media won't talk about.  I will repost things that are interesting to me. I am not typing all this stuff to be popular.  Most is for amusement, some is to connect to interesting people and learn something.
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  • North Kansas City Senior High School
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
    BS And MS Aerospace Engineering
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