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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 81
Views: 12227

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

UA has significant maintenance facilities at EWR, if fixable it could be done there. I suspect Boeing people will be brought in to examine the damage and lead the repair if technically and economically practical. As far I as I know, as live about 15 miles north of EWR, the weather shoudn't have been...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 27
Views: 771

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

There are millions of reasons not to take sides in the Georgia State anti-abortion law - the potential loss of millions in tax benefits if the company leaders were to speak against the law. They have seen the backlash in state and across the country from the entertainment industry, trades persons an...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 2978
Views: 291617

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

When the 737MAX can be put back into commercial service and production is very much an wild guessestimate at this time. We do know AA, WN have set schedules without 737MAX's until early September. Perhaps the Paris Air Show will have Boeing make announcements of a tentative schedule for RTS for the ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I recall what may be a rumor or tall tale that the current AF1 color scheme was to make it less visible in cruse to an attack ?

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 75
Views: 2147

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

I see some good places to work in the future like being the spokesperson for a anti-Immigrant or anti-GLTBQ group or maybe Boeing.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

Even during WWII the UK never failed to maintain normal order of the powers of the Parliament and the PM. Brexit has become one of the most destructive acts as to the UK's democracy. I doubt the Queen will use her position and limited powers to interfere, but maybe she may have to so to preserve the...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1214

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Just when your think Trump couldn't be any worse, yep, he gets worse. I have no respect for Donald Trump, never had, and only the most minimal legal acknowledgment he is the President. Stuff like this, his ignorance, his arrogance, his narcissism, his improper behaviors, racism, anti-Islamic, anti-i...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 46 Hot Air Ballons over London.
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: 46 Hot Air Ballons over London.

All the politicians and talk about Brexit could have provided more than enough hot air to get and keep them up in the air :innocent: That is a cool sight, I presume aircraft movements had to be rearranged and some areas were off-limits as to where they could fly over. In late July here in NJ we have...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5214

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

It seems to me airlines, particular in Western Europe and the USA may be a bit of a leaders for decades as to tolerance and acceptance of GLTBQ's in the industry. Yes, some of the special flights and marketing is to for profits especially the GLTBQ customers, but is also important to those employees...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 77
Views: 3592

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Let us not forget one of the most famous aircraft near-disasters 'the Gimli Glider' was due to confusion of pounds and kilos amounts of fuel put in.

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4246

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

One huge problem, and already in progress, is the mass movements of people due to flooding of coastal areas, lack of rain in many areas so not enough water needed for survival for drinking and agriculture, too much rain in inland areas causing flooding,

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 77
Views: 3592

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

In the USA, almost all science and medical measurements are in the metric system. Oddly, most soda in stores is sold in 'metric' containers (mainly 500 ml, 1 L, 2L, but almost everything else is in 'imperial' measurements. Some manufactured goods, as imports or for export, use metric measurements, f...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 2986

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

What Speaker Pelosi is saying is presuming the Democrats keep control of the House and win the Presidency, they can appoint a USAG who will along with NY AG and other Federal attorneys prosecute Trump, his family members and corporate entities for crimes commuted prior to his taking office and befor...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3165

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

There is no doubt that Trump is trying to appease certain voters and Republican politicians with the reversal of Pres. Obama's relaxation of the USA's restrictions of travel of Cuba. Part is to appease the older Cuban voters in places like Florida to try to get the votes he needs to win the EC vote ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14750

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

As others noted, as to international flights and even some domestic flights, airlines would sell leftover charter seats to 3rd party agencies. Also, many airlines had same-day 'standby fares like $99-249 o/w from JFK-LHR or $69 o/w JFK or EWR to MIA from their ticket offices or even at the airport.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 13698

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it is. I wonder if 'Captain Fraud' has some inside connections with AC or just made it sound plausible he did. For sure he needs to be facing the dock with serious fraud and stolen credit card charges. It is also possible someone with the same and common na...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1156
Views: 72393

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Starting today, US 'President' Trump is visiting the UK and Ireland and has already started to insult the country and some of its politicians. He has blasted London Mayor Kahn mainly over being a Muslim which to Trump = hates Israel and supporting Shara law in the UK. He has also made comments on Br...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 2978
Views: 291617

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It appears that the best estimates are that the 737MAX aircraft won't be in the air in commercial service until the end of 2019-early 2020. That of course is if everything works out at Boeing and minimal delays with European and Chinese aircraft safety authorities. There are no guarantees of that. T...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14457

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Apparently the new documentary with the video of the search will only be available in the USA via Amazon Prime customers. I wish it was available on some cable channel I get. No doubt the French government made a strong effort to seek the remains of AF 447 and its passengers, but unlike MH 447. the ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18048

Re: EU elections

I discussed this before, but I think the EU is going to have to face the reality that it has become too big, too bureaucratic, too involved with everyday lives. That is reflected in the recent EU elections and needs to change, perhaps even become smaller, to return to its roots in primary coordinat...

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by ltbewr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18048

Re: EU elections

I discussed this before, but I think the EU is going to have to face the reality that it has become too big, too bureaucratic, too involved with everyday lives. That is reflected in the recent EU elections and needs to change, perhaps even become smaller, to return to its roots in primary coordinati...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 31, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6286

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

First of all, such forms of protest are very counterproductive to their cause. To me the best way to deal with the use of drones near airports is promote 'see something - say something' like we do as to seeing unattended backpacks or packages on trains, buses and in public spaces. We must encourage ...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 30, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 417
Views: 20127

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The Mueller led investigations didn't nail Trump, but then it really couldn't. Mueller as SC did prosecute and indict a number of people who were involved with Trump's campaign, who have and will face criminal charges and that Russia was actively involved in trying to affect the 2016 Presidential el...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18048

Re: EU elections

To me the EU elections are a barometer of how things have changed in the 5 years since the last elections in Europe and in reaction to those changes. The mass migrations of mostly poor persons from Syria, other areas in the ME as well as North Africa due to wars, drought, economic and political inst...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 417
Views: 20127

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Mueller's statement today (which included his resignation as Special Counsel) basically said: 1) That there was serious actions by Russia to affect our elections by supporting Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton, discussed in his report and need to be examined further. 2) That due to the limitations o...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20056

Re: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"

This MO law pretty much bans hospitals from doing abortions even if to save the life of the mother. It will put 100's of women per year in that state from being able to get a life-saving abortion as not enough time in most of the state to get to another state where legal then you have the problem of...

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by ltbewr
Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stabbing Rampage On Schoolkids At Bus Stop Near Tokyo
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Stabbing Rampage On Schoolkids At Bus Stop Near Tokyo

It is interesting that this took place outside of a Catholic school. I doubt even 1% of the Japanese population is Catholic, likely mostly non-citizens working in Japan from the USA, Europe. One has to wonder if there was an anti-Christian factor in these attacks.

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by ltbewr
Mon May 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8456

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Lack of demand for that model aircraft's capacity at this time and using more a more efficient model (like a 767).

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by ltbewr
Mon May 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 2978
Views: 291617

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing should consider speaking to Ken Fineberg who created structured settlement programs like done after 9/11 and with some other mass tort events to limit the payouts, minimize cuts to plaintiff's lawyers and their own lawyer's costs, assure fair and proper payments to victims families and airlin...

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by ltbewr
Mon May 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 2978
Views: 291617

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If the US FAA allows the 737 Max to fly but the European or Chinese try to require a permanent grounding of the 737 Max, then one can expect Boeing to call in some favours and for the US Govt to become much more active in helping Boeing through diplomatic means. The US Govt is not shy about protect...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18048

Re: EU elections

The 'centrist' parties seem to be the main losers of seats, with 'right' and 'left' parties gaining. Several factors since the last EU elections are likely in play. Those most affected by Austerity and younger persons were motivated to support more leftist parties, rightist parties gaining from anti...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2059

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

Some lower seat class and cheap coach fare levels have lower points per mile value, those of higher class and fare levels have enhanced of 1:1 or better values. If a ticket is purchased from an on-line agency vs. the airline directly, it may have limited miles. If not a frequent enough flyer, time l...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6512

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

There are also long-term costs to Boeing from the 737MAX. Likely higher premiums on insurance/reinsurance due to the huge payouts the insurers will be making. They will want to price the premiums in the future to adjust to higher risks and to recover from some of their losses. There will be the loss...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1156
Views: 72393

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I hope all you pro-Brexit people are happy now with May gone and whos know what kind of Trumpian, 'stable genius' you will have as your next PM. It looks like new 'snap' elections with probably more radical right, pro-Brexit, anti-immigrant, candidates will gain seats in the Parliament. Probably the...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 24, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16192

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

One concern of China's policy will be to have their aircraft regulatory agencies make it very difficult to certify the return to of the 737MAX for flying in their airspace. China has a government policy and culture that says they will never be like they were in the 1800's and into the mid-1900's, a ...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18048

Re: EU elections

OK, so a person from Poland working and residing in the UK can vote on who the UK rep is ? Sorry, but they should only vote for the candidates in their home country by absentee balloting or at a facility designated by their embassy or counsel in of their home country outside it. No matter what, the ...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3892

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

One of the problems with Mueller testifying is that he may not be able to say much. That will be due to still pending and referred cases, Grand Jury testimony secrecy and that some of his work is connected with very sensitive counter-espionage investigations (i.e. the Russians) that if opened up wou...

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by ltbewr
Thu May 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?

Most Americans would never accept this style of voting as too complicated, confusing and changing traditions. Yes, it would deal with some of the serious problems our current system, but adding complexity would likely mean few would vote for the '2nd choice' or at all, and in some elections you real...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13091

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Of course when people book the seats for their kids, they buy the cheapest ones even if scattered and expect the airline to accommodate them together, even if involves more expensive seats than booked or bumping those that paid more for a particular seat. I am a single older male, I don't want the r...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 18
Views: 2048

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

I think the ending could have been better, but like too many shows, the writers had to rush it. The most important thing about this show and how the ending brought that out was the friendship of these 4 different characters. People like that they were imperfect, each a kind of social misfit, but dev...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 22, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18554

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

One of the things that made this crash so well known were those incredible pictures of the last moments of flight that somehow got taken. As others have noted, it showed how dangerous shortcuts in maintenance were too common as well as serious design flaws, not the first or last for the DC-10.

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by ltbewr
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 4894

Re: Equine Flights

For international flights, horses being transported may have to go via certain airports due to quarantine, health checks, and specialized ground facilities.

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by ltbewr
Sun May 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6058

Re: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s

Do other countries like the UK and The Netherlands with distant territories also bring their citizens needing major health care to the 'home' country, and if so, how?

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by ltbewr
Sun May 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Putin is trying to 'Make Russia Great Again', to take back the 'turf' they lost in the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, to end financial sanctions on the country placed by the USA and Europe due to their acts of war in the Ukraine and elsewhere and be a player in the Middle East. The mass migrat...

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by ltbewr
Sun May 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20056

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I think these new laws severely limiting access on abortion by some states are in part to set up a huge 'wedge' issue for the 2020 Elections, that in particular Republicans believe will be in their favor to keep control of the Presidency, the Senate, gain seats in the House and continue the party's ...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20056

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Why do women have abortions ? Good question. Per a survey done by a respected group maybe 1% are due to a rape, low percentages due to the health of the developing fetus, the woman's health - the overwhelming reasons are economic and disruption of their lives. https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/defaul...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 17, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20056

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

The quickly rising numbers of states passing extreme anti-abortion laws is about several things. The first is winning elections. They are reflecting the views of the nosiest plurality or in some cases majorities of the public in those states who are anti-abortion so politicians will support that. Ma...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 17, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 102
Views: 21445

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

The 747's of BA may not be the best, like the blah IFE, but I had no problem with them with my flights JFK-LHR-JFK. The pricing was cheaper than out of EWR on the 777 or other models used by BA out of JFK. Those old 747's are tough, they do the job, they are reliable and ride nice. I suspect they do...

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by ltbewr
Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3742

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

Who the hell would want to be PM in the UK with the Brexit mess, likely hated by half of the voters, facing an economic decline, the GFA broken, losses of many jobs and not enough money to keep the population happy. You either get total yankers like Boris Johnson, or some right wing nut job and like...

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by ltbewr
Wed May 15, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1771

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Pilots can be multiple murderers like anyone else. It is disturbing how this guy even got or kept his license, or an airport ID security check considering his dishonorable military record and general criminal record. Now PSA is out a pilot, their investment in him, the lost income from the flights h...

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