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by bgm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 35
Views: 4607

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I thought it was taken from Microsoft's Clipart library?

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by bgm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 26
Views: 4195

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

Most airlines in the US board this way (I believe BA's new boarding process is very similar to one fellow oneworld partner AA has)

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by bgm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: From Russia with truth

Interesting post, thank you for sharing your experiences. Always nice to learn new things from different perspectives.

I have a question: as a Russian, what is your perspective on the alleged Russian interference in the US election last year?

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by bgm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 38
Views: 1933

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

Overuse of the phrase "Welcome Aboard". Seems like I hear this at the end of every single PA made prior to departure. I once even heard it after LANDING as we were on the way to the gate. She probably meant to give the whole "If you have connections" lecture but ended up saying ...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 38
Views: 1933

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

The vast majority of complaints here seem to relate to US carriers... shock horror. Mine are: - overuse of the PA with lots of useless filler words filled and mental masturbation gymnastics - failure to greet, or even acknowledge passengers during boarding - poor grooming. I am not criticizing the p...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Leaks
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Keystone Pipeline Leaks

Now TransCanada is saying it is more like 600,000 gallons. 210,000 gallons, 600,000... who's counting? What's the difference? https://news.vice.com/story/keystone-pipeline-oil-spill-could-be-worse-than-we-thought?utm_source=vicenewsfb No, TransCanada has not said that. An activist, Kent Moeckly, ha...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 274
Views: 7350

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

DIRECTFLT wrote:
But as for bgm... I won't honor his troll with a response.


No need. Your response above just reaffirms it. With accusation backed up by solid evidence, such as:

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I'm guessing


DIRECTFLT wrote:
it's my assumption


DIRECTFLT wrote:
That's the stereotype I've come to hold after hearing things


Case closed! :duck:

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by bgm
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 274
Views: 7350

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Oh please, don't stop with just the Mega-Pastors .... Wouldn't it be fun to see a list and political affiliation of EVERY pastor/priest/rabbi, of ANY sized church/synagogue, ANYWHERE in the US, in the last few years, that has been discovered to have been involved in scandal, like adultery, or child...

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by bgm
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 274
Views: 7350

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I see that the Bill Clinton defense is not an argument out of thin air, it's the official Fox/GOP rebuttal of the Roy Moore story. Not just Roy Moore--they use that for everyone: Roy Moore, Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Eric Bolling, just about any megachurch pastor, and that's just ove...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 274
Views: 7350

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-can ... used-judge

The gist of their defense is "we'd rather have a child-molester than a Democrat" :sarcastic:
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Here's a few mins of cringeworthy pedosplainin' from Alabama's best and brightest:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-can ... used-judge

The gist of their defense is "we'd rather have a child-molester than a Democrat" :sarcastic:

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by bgm
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 5856

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/us/califo ... index.html


America's civil war continues unabated.
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MaverickM11 wrote:
Another mass shooting, including kids at an elementary school. Hopefully there are enough thoughts and prayers left since the last two
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/us/califo ... index.html


America's civil war continues unabated.

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by bgm
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6482

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

Why is this news like it's like some kind of amazing innovation when other airlines have been doing this for the past decade or so? I'm not bashing WN, I've used them several times and find them to be a pretty decent airline (although I'm convinced their FAs are on some serious Prozac or some other ...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 476
Views: 89839

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Another 757 retirement this week: N936UW / 936 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N936UW 36 remaining 752s, one in legacy livery; N679AN, which should be retiring shortly, and one more, to get them down to 34 by year end. Yes. 34. That includes 10 ex-US International 757 now doing PHX-Hawaii runs, ...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince William - Too many people on planet
Replies: 96
Views: 2497

Re: Prince William - Too many people on planet

This is one seriously dark corner of a.net.

Heading back to the Trump threads for some much needed light-hearted relief. ;)

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by bgm
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the President 'ear us you?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Can the President 'ear us you?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-41887891


:rotfl:

A cyst that looks like Trump. How appropriate.
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SoJo wrote:


:rotfl:

A cyst that looks like Trump. How appropriate.

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by bgm
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 29
Views: 746

Re: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?

I'm going to wear a pink tutu in honor of 1337Delta764

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by bgm
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20741

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Sorry if this has been asked, but does anyone know why Delta is not ordering any new Boeing widebody aircraft (such as the 787) and is ordering almost entirely Airbus widebody aircraft? Why would, or why should they be ordering Boeing aircraft? Because it's 'patriotic'? Delta buys the aircraft that...

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by bgm
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 5856

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Time to break out the handy "Mass shooting in US checklist": 1. Send thoughts & prayers but not actually do anything useful :checkmark: 2. Argue over semantics of the term "assault rifle" :checkmark: 3. Argue over semantics of the term "terrorist" - if Muslim use it...

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by bgm
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance
Replies: 56
Views: 1660

Re: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance

I'm far more disgusted with her lies from this despicable Administration than I am of her appearance. What she looks like, or dresses like is irrelevant. It's the horse manure that belches out of her mouth that we should be attacking.

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by bgm
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Warning to developed countries
Replies: 34
Views: 1172

Re: Travel Warning to developed countries

LGBT being illegal in Islamic, conservative, traditional UAE cannot be compared to harassing people for their religious beliefs and appearence associated to their beliefs and culture or ethnicity, in a first world, liberal, democratic western country. BTW no foreigner is harassed in UAE for their r...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 5856

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

How about a little less 'thoughts and prayers' and a little more 'gun control'?

The former clearly isn't working, perhaps, maybe, the latter will (of course, we have no idea because gun control is a totally new concept that has never been tried anywhere else in the world...)

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by bgm
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Americans who can't read
Replies: 22
Views: 686

The Americans who can't read

The US has more citizens who are illiterate - some 16 million people - than many of its developed counterparts. Why is that? Many complain that the system fails those who need extra help and there is a big disparity between rich and poor areas. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-41754308/th...

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by bgm
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4244

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp (look up rule 2b)
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BoeingGuy wrote:
I’m usually pretty good at humor. Please explain it to me.


If you're as good with the correct use of apostrophes as you say you are with humor, you should have no problem getting the joke he made. ;)

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp (look up rule 2b)

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by bgm
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4244

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

9w748capt wrote:
A350's what?


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by bgm
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3551

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I think your bigger issue is choosing to fly on United in the first place... ;)

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by bgm
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 17723

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

a lot of people care about the introduction of A350 service in the US. Introduction? QR flies from DFW/MIA/JFK/PHL to DOH CX flies from EWR and SFO to HKG SQ flies from SFO/IAH(via MAN) to SIN LH flies from BOS to MUC OZ flies from SFO to ICN JJ flies from JFK to GRU CI flies from HNL/SFO to TPE In...

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by bgm
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ

I remember a couple of years ago the captain of a Brussels Airlines ARJ telling us on the PA "Welcome aboard this Avro Jet, she's ugly as a chicken, but flies like an eagle!" The model had a poor reputation in terms of cabin air quality, not a big issue for occasional travellers, but not ...

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by bgm
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 623
Views: 17425

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Amongst the swamp-draining, we have our weekly Sunday Twitter Tantrum: US President Donald Trump has launched a Twitter tirade about the "guilt" of Hillary Clinton and the opposition Democratic Party. His Sunday morning outburst came amid reports that the first arrest in the Russian collus...

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by bgm
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Bob Corker hits out at Trump.
Replies: 32
Views: 996

Re: Senator Bob Corker hits out at Trump.

I'm sure a lot of Republicans feel the same way, but can't/won't say anything due to the risk of losing their jobs. Those sooner that vile, repugnant sack of filth is out of the White House, the sooner the US can move on and heal from this horrendous nightmare. :yuck: :crazy: Its gonna be a long 7 ...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Witch side of the plane to sit on.
Replies: 23
Views: 1641

Re: Witch side of the plane to sit on.

masgniw wrote:
It depends on which side can accommodate your broom in the overhead bins.


:rotfl:

Doesn't really matter, you can just store it in the front closet, that's where the FAs store theirs. :duck:

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by bgm
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Bob Corker hits out at Trump.
Replies: 32
Views: 996

Re: Senator Bob Corker hits out at Trump.

I'm sure a lot of Republicans feel the same way, but can't/won't say anything due to the risk of losing their jobs.

Those sooner that vile, repugnant sack of filth is out of the White House, the sooner the US can move on and heal from this horrendous nightmare. :yuck: :crazy:

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by bgm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Update on me
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Update on me

EA CO AS wrote:
You've beaten the odds already, and may you continue to do so until a ripe old age. Keep fighting, and know that your a.net family wishes you nothing but the best.


My sentiments exactly. Keep up the good fight and let us know how you're doing. Hang in there.

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by bgm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral
Replies: 50
Views: 26004

Re: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral

Kiwirob wrote:
Adipocere wrote:
If you know where to look there are plenty of ME3 flight attendants or at least people in ME3 uniforms providing the same services.


There's a few who work for qantas as well.


Strangely this doesn't seem to happen on US carriers, unless pax have a thing for octogenarians... :duck:

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by bgm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral
Replies: 50
Views: 26004

Re: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral

Kiwirob wrote:
Adipocere wrote:
If you know where to look there are plenty of ME3 flight attendants or at least people in ME3 uniforms providing the same services.


There's a few who work for qantas as well.


Strangely this doesn't seem to happen on US carriers, unless pax have a thing for octogenarians... :duck:

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by bgm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1675
Views: 264791

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I have two questions? First: How many of the -200 & -200ER's are left on the fleet? I recall sometime in the early 2000's, most of the engines on the -200 versions had 70,000 lbs. of thrust. The -200 ER was introduced during the late 90's which was at the same time the FAA increased range past ...

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by bgm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 91
Views: 3412

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

I think my favorite one just now (and only because it's so incredibly messed up) is the repulsive, petulant, vindictive little boy who's trapped in a 71 year old man's body and is somehow running the US into the ground via Twitter. It makes for compelling viewing! http://i.imgur.com/WdiV3bO.jpg

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by bgm
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Pence is anti-Gay?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: VP Pence is anti-Gay?

I'm just counting down the days until we find him tapping his toes in the nearest airport bathroom stall... :duck: ?Am I the only one who heard this rumor? Actually my hair care specialist is a dear friend and he is from IN. Maybe he told me this special rumor. Pence seems like a meticulous and ver...

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by bgm
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Pence is anti-Gay?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: VP Pence is anti-Gay?

I'm just counting down the days until we find him tapping his toes in the nearest airport bathroom stall... :duck:

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by bgm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 41
Views: 11830

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

It's going to be sad and boring sight of Terminal B at ATL once the MD-88 and MD-90 are gone. This is one of my favorite aircraft to fly and fortunately majority of my trips out of ATL give me the opportunity of the MD-88 or MD-90, still have not been on one of the 717-200 yet. Of 26 segments out o...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1557
Views: 115510

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am glad to hear this. The CSeries is an incredible aircraft and with Airbus's help, it will achieve even better, bigger and greater things. I am very disappointed with Boeing. I love their aircraft but the way the handled this situation with Bombardier is appalling. . Spot on. It looks like they ...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 4445

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

Harvey's left the country. What a surprise with rape allegations coming into view... I'll bet he's reaching out right now to Roman Polanski to be his "Life Coach". Chelsea (Clinton) is a big girl now. Where's her outrage, or does Mommy and Daddy still do all of the talking for her??? Don’...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 4445

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

Hollywood Mogul and big DNC/Clinton/Obama supporter Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his own company. His famous counsel, Lisa Bloom, daughter of Gloria Allred, has separated herself from him. The MSM are all out there today with Weinstein Oscar Winners: 82 year old Dame Judi Dench and 68 year ...

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by bgm
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16605

Re: AA's new branding

I really like the new AA livery, it’s a bold change from the stale, old one that belongs in the 1960s. I guess people have an attachment to it due to nostalgia, but with the merged airline, the new brand was needed. Also love WN’s livery, as well as AS. The US skies definitely look more colorful now...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana
Replies: 15
Views: 6386

Re: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana

Anyway, I'm not sure what the point of pouring so much cash into Meridiana is whilst Alitalia is still alive. Once they're gone, sure there might be space for them to expand aggressively, but with Alitalia still alive I doubt its going to end well. This. Until Alitaliis on their deathbed, it is unw...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 11400

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

The US has the drivers license and social security number. These are the non-mandatory mandatory identification you need to get most stuff. So, what do we call the perpetrator of this latest attack? It's hard to tell the exact hue of whitenesss from his photo... https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 8323

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

What the heck is going on here? The discussion seems to have taken a detour via Hogwarts. :boggled:

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by bgm
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12850

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

https://youtu.be/H5YwQHJ8KLE?t=129
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ikolkyo wrote:
badgervor wrote:
barney captain wrote:

Good to see. I heard initially that it may not be going through BUR for some reason. Has it seen SNA?


Are my eyes deceiving me or does the max have double blinking strobes?


Indeed it does, comes from the 787.


The 787 doesn't have double-blinking strobes:
https://youtu.be/H5YwQHJ8KLE?t=129

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4529

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Of course discussion on this topic is basically useless so I just accept the fact that hundreds of people will die in the years ahead of us. Deaths that are empty, meaningless, and that possible could have been prevented. I will do what I can to prevent that and will support salient, considered leg...

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4529

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Propaganda? I may not agree with every move the NRA makes, but in general, they support the core of people who support the 2A. There already are background checks, but you chose to ignore them. Liberals only like facts when it supports their argument. Anything short of a full, 100% confiscation of ...

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