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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot
Replies: 22
Views: 563

USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot

The USA's multi-state MegaMillions lottery hasn't had a top jackpot winner for weeks and as of Friday, Oct. 19 with no jackpot winner(s), the estimated Jackpot annuity value prize in Tuesday, Oct. 23 drawing to be $ 1.6 Billion dollars, and could go even higher as a ticket buying frenzy ensues There...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 42
Views: 5942

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

Why should one have to fly via JFK or some other airport to go to TATL destinations ? I suspect the significance financial services and tech businesses in Boston and the region means enough premium demand along with competitive pricing and not have to go through JFK/EWR for coach/economy means good ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 78
Views: 14958

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Seems there was confusion or a breakdown of communication that meant the F seats were given as upgrades to qualifying lower class passengers before the off-duty crew were given them. Perhaps the ground agents didn't know of the need for the F seat for an off-duty pilot or other off-duty staff who sh...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 30
Views: 5606

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

How close to arrival to EZE as this flight when the turbulence hit ? That is one huge mess, I suspect the cleanup will take a few days, and likely structural checks will have to be made.

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 48
Views: 1387

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I wonder what the real powers in the UK, the London "City" banking, insurance and financial leaders think about they way Brexit is not going. The big money hates uncertainty as can lose big money from it. I bet they are pushing (including bribery and extortion of politicians) for some deal...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 83
Views: 16387

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

I wouldn't want someone working for me that had such a lack of self-control they would choose to have sex in an airplane bathroom. I have no problem like here the person with DL ID and uniform facing being fired, the other party needs to be put on a no-fly list for a few months too for their bad jud...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 34
Views: 5645

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

There is a Turk community in New Jersey, mainly in Paterson, but also the connections via EWR are great vs. JFK.

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 112
Views: 3672

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

That this alleged murder took place in a diplomatically protected place which makes it impossible for Turkey to take real action. The alleged murder agents quickly entered and left the country, on a government owned and operated jet, under diplomatic passports, likely bringing all the evidence and p...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck
Replies: 58
Views: 1703

Re: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck

Sadly those that despise Trump and Republicans have also been targets of hate, just look at sick levels of it at many public website commentaries, that have triggered such acts of vandalism and destruction. Worse it just stupid, sets a cycle of violence and hate in response by Trump/Republican suppo...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14585

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

It is somehow by the grace of the supreme beings that this didn't cause a major deadly disaster. Sadly too, it just encourages the stereotypes of India in too many persons. From my armchair investigator perspective, it is possible several factors were involved in this incident. Started takeoff too f...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 51
Views: 2224

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

The son that was operating the company that was arrested by NYS Police was apparently caught in a town with the main interstate to Montreal, Quebec, Canada and packed suitcases suggests he was fleeing the country knowing he was in deep stuff and facing criminal charges.

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 112
Views: 3672

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

There is a bad history of infighting among the factions of the Saud family, likely the current King belied Mr. K was saying the wrong things so needed to be 'disciplined with extreme prejudice'. The USA and Europe won't do a thing to seriously object to this alleged murder. Too much money, oil, inve...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8080

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

I suspect that DUB might be a significant transfer/distribution point for freight airlines, especially with the limits on expansion at LHR and a few other EC airports, and could get bigger when Brexit goes through in the UK.

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

A number of flights on northern approach to EWR (about 10 miles away) pass over or near my home. Too bad it is a bit too early and dark for me to look out for. I recall seeing the previous flights fly over. I am very glad that this is returning to the historic airport EWR is. I bet the big PANYNJ, ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6312

Re: Hurricane Michael

There is a great drone video of Mexico Beach, FL, most homes closest to the beach wiped off their slabs, a lot of roofs blown off, a lot of 'toothpicks' left of wooden structures. Some newer structures a bit in from the shore survived, but overall, the town is pretty much gone.

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

A number of flights on northern approach to EWR (about 10 miles away) pass over or near my home. Too bad it is a bit too early and dark for me to look out for. I recall seeing the previous flights fly over. I am very glad that this is returning to the historic airport EWR is. I bet the big PANYNJ, N...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 51
Views: 2224

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

There needs to be some stronger enforcement proceedings to remove such unsafe vehicles, including impoundment, revoking registrations, making them uninsurable and unable to be on the road legally in NY State and all other states. That a corporate official is being charged with felony criminal violat...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11496

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Perhaps the rule needs to be defined as what are considered 'domesticated' animals, not 'wild' animals. To me a squirrel is a wild animal, can carry rabies or other infections diseases that can be a serious hazard to others so shouldn't be allowed. A well defined 'service' animal category needs to e...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11496

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Maybe Frontier and other LCC's should charge a fee for 'emotional support animals. :hissyfit: That would discourage them from their airline or another profit making cash in. Maybe the US Congress could pass a law or Supreme Court make a decision to narrow the Americans with Disabilities Act as to ba...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4559

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

One has to wonder if the USA's UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley has resigned as deep down believes the polices of the Trump administration, especially under Sec. of State Pompeo, are bad, have driven her away from any real say in diplomatic policy and the embarrassing behaviors of Trump himself. Better to...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times
Replies: 113
Views: 3182

Re: Trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times

The NY Times and State of NY Taxation Dept. are continuing its research allegations of massive financial and civil tax fraud of Trump family, Trump companies, Trump Foundation, and in particular of Donald Trump himself. There are some high numbers of over $400 Million in underpayment of taxes and re...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 51
Views: 2224

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

It has been reported today (Monday) that the vehicle had failed a state inspection last month and the driver didn't have the proper special limo/commercial driver's license. It appears from a reconstruction video from an Albany, NY TV news station, and other news sources that the vehicle came down t...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

First of all, likely a lot of 18-30's don't have the money or paid vacations (especially in the UK) to even take the 'cheap' tours. The profit margins were probably too slim. Some of that age group, especially women, many not like that kind of travel anymore out of fear of sexual assault or violence...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 51
Views: 2224

20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

20 people were killed in a crash at the intersection of NY 30 and 30 A near Schohare, NY (about 45 miles from Albany, NY) about 1:30 PM on Saturday, Oct. 6 . 18 were passengers and the driver in a stretched Ford Explorer, 2 were killed in the parking area of country store, a popular stop this time o...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4197

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

Perhaps too by reducing the overall number of seats to sell with discontinuing the 747 = higher yields. For the highest demand routes, ElAl could go for the larger 777's

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS
Replies: 17
Views: 7555

Re: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS

Another related issues for these incidents are the side effects of some psychiatric drugs or people choosing not to take them for personal reasons. It is very difficult to get the right mix of drugs to work, often there are errors made, people's bodies change, tolerance and affects change.

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Basically, White Males won again. I suspect that during or in the next court term, we will see a number of cases to try to end all affirmative action and related programs, reduce voting rights of the poor and non-White, give police total absolution if they use their guns even if against unarmed susp...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 58
Views: 2156

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

I was in Barcelona in 1985 and in Montreal several times in the 1980's and into the early 1990 (I only live 400 some miles from Montreal). In a few years the Catalans will face reality and have to find some kind of way be a part of Spain, much like the Quebecois did with Canada, with both making imp...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35945

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

So, bottom line: has Primera Air filed for bankruptcy or not? Their website announced they've ceased operation, that the IATA Codes have been suspended; other media say they have filed, the union website says they haven't filed (and basically gave hope they can reorganize). So, what's the exact sit...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24635

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

I am quite sure UA will do an internal investigation, look at the flight recorder info, if proper reason for the decision for the call, checked key fuel components, review weather conditions and flight altitude wind speeds on this flight. The thing is with these ULH's, perhaps pressure on pilots to ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35945

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Especially TATL, the legacy airlines are offering bare bones coach, have plenty of seats to fill, have the ability to cover you or arrange alternatives if things go bad, if choose the right airline get a competitive all in fare cost (like BA with no 1st bag fees), good connections to/from destinatio...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times
Replies: 113
Views: 3182

Re: trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times

The incestuous financial fraud of the Trump family sound like a cross between The Godfather and Games of Thrones. I read the article earlier today, it is breathtaking the scope and depth of the financial criminality they did and able to get away with. Like many rich families, they bought politicians...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 89
Views: 2132

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

On other factor, especially in the EC, is the reality that diesel is too dirty and has to be gone ASAP. Already plans are in place in some major EC (and UK) cities to ban most diesel vehicles from their central areas, so the only alternative is hybrid, plug-in hybrids and pure electrics. One big pro...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

The additional week of FBI investigations have meant more allegations of Kavanaugh's sexist and violent behaviors when in college have come out but are they relevant to consider in his appointment to the SCOTUS ? Lets say a woman nominee in the future is asked if she had an abortion, was sexually as...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

So we get another week of this mad circus. I bet anyone who is that the yearbooks of both HS's Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford went to are scared of getting a visit from the FBI and are taking down any social media and going into isolation. Who wants to admit they were at any of these parties, be a 'rat', or...

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3099

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

While mid-air collisions are very rare today, they can still occur. Recall the mid-air crash several years ago of a GOL plane and a private jet over Brazil where there were several factors that led to it including pilot, communications and ATC errors.

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21929

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

I will be interesting to get the recorders out and played back. Unless there was some mx issue or wind gust or shear, sounds like the pilots made a serious miscalculation.

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

THS214 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
THS214 wrote:

Thanks, understood. Once again you as a US lawyer make it as no bias for all of us to understand. Really appreciate!


I am not a lawyer, but have worked as a paralegal or litigation legal assistant for almost 40 years.

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by ltbewr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

A A question to our US friends. So what if he tried to rape someone 36 years ago as a teenager. What that has to do with his ability to be a good supreme court judge today? The problem I see is that he clearly lied to congress under oath. The possibility that he attempted to rape a woman many years...

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by ltbewr
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

I just hope that if Kavanaugh is denied the SCOTUS seat, that all this putting women through serious trauma was worth it to Democrats. I hope the Democrats also don't gloat or take a 'victory lap' if they keep Kavanaugh off the court. I find it very uncomfortable to hear or read these stories or see...

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by ltbewr
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

For sure it is time to pull the nomination or Kavanaugh to remove himself before further disclosures and shame to himself, family and the Republican Party. You don't want to have the hearings bring up more ugly stuff. It is likely some Republicans will not vote for him, even those on the committee. ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24531

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Perhaps its pressure from the PRC government or the ability to fire the domiciled crew there due to weak local labor/labour laws in PRC/HK that mean little or no compensation. Ditching LHR based crew may be near impossible or very expensive.

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by ltbewr
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3303

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The ME3 and their home airports are for all practical purposes government owned and controlled, yet are generally considered to be well run. Then uou have airlines like Alitalia and Air India that are examples of the worst of government and political control, more worried about keeping patronage job...

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by ltbewr
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

I can't wait until early next week when hopefully this whole debacle will finally end and maybe our news media can finally discuss other important stories. Meanwhile many politicians of both of our political parties are looking like total fools, turning off more voters than encouraging them. We need...

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by ltbewr
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4559

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

I bet even the Israeli rep had trouble holding back to not laugh but that maybe Trump will attack Iran, something Israel's RW leaders want badly. Trump is one of the worst possible persons to ever to be President, He is a gross, incompetent, undiplomatic, sexual pervert, criminal jerk with absolutel...

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by ltbewr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

So what happens if Dr. Ford refuses to testify on Thursday. Dr. Ford could be Subpoenaed and subject to arrest and jail if continued to refuse. If Dr. Ford is dragged off by US Marshals from where she is and into the hearing chamber, that would make the R's look real bad and likely cause a near riot...

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by ltbewr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

I just wish this process as to evaluating candidates for the SCOTUS could be a lot better. Right now we have a massive political battle, peoples lives ruined, the cable news ignoring almost any other newsworthy issues in a ratings chase with every little detail about people's alleged sex lives in th...

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by ltbewr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28661

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I live just north of EWR and on a major pathway to the Northern approach so see a lot of flights on approach. I hope I can see these new SQ planes fly over. I am also glad that EWR once again have the longest scheduled pax flight in the world. I wonder what the take off performance of these new plan...

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by ltbewr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

A couple of weeks ago at a bar in Hoboken, NJ (The Hub) 1 or more women, likely drunk, exposed themselves and men, likely drunk too, took advantage of the opportunity, rubbing the woman(s) crotch and breasts. Hoboken is well known for many party bars. One of the men alleged to be involved is a polic...

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by ltbewr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25222

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

If not already (11 PM EST Sunday) by sometime Monday AM, Trump will be going completely ballistic on his personal Twitter account, bashing the Women accusers and Democrats. At what point will Kavanaugh withdraw to save his family and self from any further embarrassment ? There may be a partial win f...

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