so if 753 so good why its not produced in numbers? please hit me with link - we all know about search here Produced at a wrong time imo. If the 757 shows up in 1989 vs 1979. I think it would be a much more prolific aircraft and probably get the MAX treatment. With that said it sold well enough at ~...Jump to post
If you can afford it in EDI--either the Balmoral or Hilton Caledonian. If not, the Grosvenor Hilton is a little farther walk but still good. Spend plenty of time at the Castle and maybe tour the HMS Britannia royal yacht. A good half day trip would be Stirling Castle and Bannockburn. When we were in...Jump to post
Well the UK is still a very rich empire overall. Why did they retire the Britannia? Too expensive to operate+too old? Google (in multiple ways) is your friend. The UK has no empire and hasn't for 50+ years. The HMS Britannia was built in 1954, so yes, she is too old. As another member posted, she w...Jump to post
What does "awkwardly small" even mean, in relation to anything other than male anatomy?Jump to post
Many don't seem to realize the difference between a ballistic missile test and a SAM.Jump to post
If you spank a child and his/her behavior doesn't change, then either a) there's a deeper mental/psychological problem lurking within them, or b) you've failed further upstream as a parent. If you need to resort to spanking your child, you've already failed as a parent. Wow, nothing like painting w...Jump to post
If spanking was so bad, why are kids so much worse behaved today? I see children today acting in church or restaurants like I would've never thought of acting. As a segue--I always thought the modern educational system was talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one side they tell the kids...Jump to post
I disagree. Got hit a few times as a child, both at home and school. Problem with Psychologists is that they try to create one rule that fits every instance. As the use of corporal punishment has declined there is no evidence of people following the rules, any rules. I agree. There is a huge differ...Jump to post
LH658 wrote:Not really. India is a non-aligned country and is friendly and does business with both sides. Jump to postIndia and Russia are allies though.
First, let me say that I'm in favor of some controls. Here is what I believe "well regulated militia" means in the context in which it was written. Back then, the US didn't have much of, or any, standing army. The adult male citizens were the militia. Well regulated, means that members had...Jump to post
I'm a guns person but I would never support the current nra. Political pandering and donations to politicians who repeal any sensible gun regulation do nothing but make America more unsafe and make guns people like me look like extreamists See, you're part of the problem too. By definition, any reg...Jump to post
Our guide is picking us up at our hotel in AMS in a van so we're at his mercy...but he has a good reputation.Jump to post
There have been several recent investigative news articles about what is apparently serious financial abuses at the NRA. This article explains it pretty well: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/secrecy-self-dealing-and-greed-at-the-nra Here is another about the scandals and some of their ugly...Jump to post
Maybe because AMS is a major hub for KLM/DL so more Americans see it. I will be there in June and am scheduled to go on a tour of a city nobody mentioned. Of course, I didn't expect it to be since large parts of it were destroyed in 1944...Arnhem. In fact, that's why I'm going there; for the battlef...Jump to post
Who made the old Yugoslavia peaceful? NATO...end of discussion. NATO made a mess of it. Yugoslavia was handle with the intention to go to war at all cost. ( for one to show the SU followup that they were deemed to be no longer relevant ) Yeah, you're right. NATO forced those peaceful Serbians into ...Jump to post
Who made the old Yugoslavia peaceful? NATO...end of discussion.Jump to post
Wasn't ETOPS just Boeing lobbying the FAA? If airlines and aviation really cared about safety, if they really put safety first, I don't think we would have ETOPS. That's a new one to me. Name me one incident where the aircraft operated under ETOPS regulations and anyone got hurt because the aircraf...Jump to post
What teenagers do with each other and what they do with much older authority figures are two entirely different things. TWO Very different things...young teenagers 'among themselves' is exactly how the should enter the area of sexuality...no corrupting adults need be involved - period. Thinking bac...Jump to post
One thing I never understood about the U.S. system is why on Earth the government should spend any time or effort supporting the internal processes of a private organization, like a political party. Want to run a primary, fine, but get your own voter rolls (no DMV data for you, no box to check poli...Jump to post
Jetty wrote:It's still early. I have faith in our fellow a-nutters that this thread will be surpassed several times. Jump to postI nominate this thread to win the nuttiest thread of 2019 award!
Exactly. On some flights it is important to get a decent boarding position. If trying to check in as close as possible to 24 hours in advance, it would be nice to know the official Southwest time. The time to get the error message and clear it and try again could let a bunch of people check in ahea...Jump to post
Thinking back on a forum poster "way back when" who ended up in prison, some people's opinions in this thread leave me wondering...Jump to post
I just flew DL 40 from SYD to LAX and the plane felt outdated. Would be great to see the A350 to SYD. The service was really poor too from the senior crew. I have had outstanding service on Delta from MSP to DEN on an 1.5 flight. They really need to watch who they staff on international flights! I ...Jump to post
What teenagers do with each other and what they do with much older authority figures are two entirely different things.Jump to post
And the map also shows the choke point is Denmark. That does not change even if Russia controls the Baltic States. bt The Baltic Fleet's job is to control the Baltic. The Northern Fleet is for the Atlantic. Controlling the Baltic republics lets them control more coastline and more pressure on Polan...Jump to post
bikerthai wrote:Check out a map. The Kaliningrad enclave is Russia's main Baltic naval base and is separated from the rest of Russia by the Baltic republics. That's reason (excuse) enough if they want it to be. Jump to post
Is there a strategic reason to annex the Baltic States?
Russia couldn't invade "Western Europe" but they sure could, one by one, annex the Baltic republics to "protect" Russian nationals living there. That would put some of the eastern European countries on notice and soon Russia could be pulling the strings behind the curtain. Look a...Jump to post
Am I wrong? She said that I should go back to walking (I used to walk from Lake Calhoun to the Edina post office and back, 7 miles round trip) in order to burn fat. I like it because it doesn't take the >2 hours that the seven-mile walk takes, If it takes you 2+ hours to go 7 miles, you're not walk...Jump to post
I did read it, the undertones are not that he is a felon. This has no place in our state: we cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum," the ACLU wrote. I am also curious as to what he was convicted for? What the ACLU said is irrelevant. The ACLU didn'...Jump to post
Order priest aren't paid. Diocesan priests are.
SierraPacific wrote:Or, it could be the relief crew. Jump to postI have had it once on a 777 at DL. It is a very cool thing to have done on an international flight where the crew gets to the aircraft early and can set up the aircraft before passengers board.
Most of the time, they are too busy getting ready for departure.Jump to post
That's A530, are you dyslexic (seriously)?Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:Nope. Jump to post[
The Queen Elizabeth class has been designed as part conventional aircraft carrier, part assault ship/LHA. I think a lot of space is used/wasted on transporting ground forces and their equipment.
First, they would have to decide what missions they want the ship to be capable of. "Humanitarian missions" isn't good enough. It's fine if you use a capable warship for them during peacetime, but that should just be a bonus. With limited defense budgets, that would be a waste. Also, a shi...Jump to post
The relationship that American Catholics have with their parish priest is the same one that they have with their congressional representatives. It might best be described as "MY guy is good, it's all the rest that are stinking liars and cheats". While I don't totally agree with what Flipde...Jump to post