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by bgm
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The investigation of Donald Trump
Replies: 225
Views: 5863

Re: The investigation of Donald Trump

My fear at his election, and even more so now, is the lessening stabilization of this country, to the point of chaos. How quickly it's happened, and yes, this could get very ugly. Not only for Trump and his administration, but also for the American people. This presidency is not, and has never been...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary
Replies: 43
Views: 1074

Re: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary

socalgeo wrote:
I'm starting to get the sense that you people don't like President Trump on this forum.

SAD


Your excellent powers of observation are duly noted.

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by bgm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary
Replies: 43
Views: 1074

Re: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary

It looks like the Huckabeast is taking over as Press Secretary.

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by bgm
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer
Replies: 41
Views: 1049

Re: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer

Any cancer is a sad diagnosis, but we have seen dramatic changes in treatment over the years. :frown: Not this one, I'm afraid. :tombstone: Months to a year or so. I gotta laugh, the bad news and you're smiley face profile pic don't go well together. Your misuse of "you're" is more amusin...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece

pvjin wrote:
I've traveled a lot around Greece and never encountered anything more threatening than a bunch of random poorly behaving kids who seemed to enjoy harassing tourists.


That's because you're white.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece

OA940 wrote:
Here in Greece it has been all over the news for a while now. I still don't get why it happened...


It looks like a brawl at a bar that got out of control. 9 people arrested, most of them Serbian nationals.

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by bgm
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.
Replies: 26
Views: 8205

Re: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.

Varsity1 wrote:
"Is there a smoking crater around HNL somewhere?


If you look southeast towards the Big Island, you'll see a smoking crater.

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by bgm
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carrie Lam's Mandarin
Replies: 35
Views: 886

Re: Carrie Lam's Mandarin

I was wondering why this thread sounded so familiar.... http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1357769&p=19409811#p19409811 Yep, the real intention is not about Carrie Lam's Mandarin, but (not so subtly) bragging about the OP's Mandarin abilities. Circle Jerk, party of one! :du...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22846

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Yet the customer service on the ME3 (and most non-US airlines) is consistently better. Why is that, do you think? The US excels in customer service in most other areas. Why is it so bad on US carriers? Ask yourself that. "Let's fly on a US carrier, I hear the service is amazing!" Said no o...

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by bgm
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump, Acting President
Replies: 135
Views: 2792

Re: Ivanka Trump, Acting President

NIKV69 wrote:
Ivanka will be the USA's first female President so she may as well get some practice.


:rotfl:

Thanks. Needed a laugh today.

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by bgm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 4802

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

Billions of people live within 7 hours flying time out of the ME. Can't say the same about any airport in North America, a continent flanked by two large oceans to the East and the West plus a very thinly populated country to the North. But America is the center of the world, didn't you get the mem...

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by bgm
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump, Acting President
Replies: 135
Views: 2792

Re: Ivanka Trump, Acting President

Ivanka Trump, as BobPatterson pointed out, is an advisor to the President. He had something else to do, so she took his place. It is quite normal. If she wasn't his daughter, then it wouldn't be news. But she is his daughter. It's nepotism. Daughter and son-in-law as advisors. Right... How exactly ...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump, Acting President
Replies: 135
Views: 2792

Re: Ivanka Trump, Acting President

Ken777 wrote:
It's just another situation where the rest of the world looks at us and asks WTF?


:yes:

Not that most Trumpsters care. Most of them most likely don't even own a passport.

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by bgm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump is 'blocking' a G20 agreement because it has a line about climate change
Replies: 56
Views: 934

Re: Donald Trump is 'blocking' a G20 agreement because it has a line about climate change

#fail This is by far the most embarrassing photo ever of a US President. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Nobel_Peace_Prize#/media/File%3APresident_Barack_Obama_with_the_Nobel_Prize_medal_and_diploma.jpg http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34277960 Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace n...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9162

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

Clearly the rest of the world isn't as enlightened as the US and Somalia when it comes to firearms and ammunition. ;) More like the rest of the world has more than a grain of sense in their heads. Other places around the world, pistols aren't even legal to own (New Zealand), and shooting injuries a...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9162

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

With so many conflicting and overlapping weapons laws across the world, What do you mean with "many and conflicting"? There are only 2 ways across the world when it comes to guns, the guns/ammuntion forbidden places, and the US+Somalia. Pretty much the entire world has agreed not to go th...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2207

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

Varsity1 wrote:
Dunning-Kruger at it's finest.


Look no further than 45 if you want to see it at its finest.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of Sukhoi Superjet - especially at CityJet
Replies: 8
Views: 4030

Re: Current status of Sukhoi Superjet - especially at CityJet

Slightly OT , but I recently flew to BRU on a CityJet Brussels Airlines SSJ, quite pleasant flight (interior fittings, wall panels etc all a bit 'plasticky' but clean and fresh). Did notice the hardest landing both inbound and out so not if thats a quirk. A ground staff member said they are a bit o...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up
Replies: 59
Views: 1542

Re: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up

I'm not tired of the winning! In what possitive way did your life change in the last 5 mounths by acts of your president? What did you win? He's turned America into the laughing stock of the world. BIGLY! He has also made America weaker on the world stage due to his incompetence. This makes the US ...

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by bgm
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12204

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

Will they implement some of these measures in the US, because the TSA is hardly known for their effectiveness...?

Yeah, thought not. More expensive security theater.

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by bgm
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25095

Re: The Mighty 757

Looks like we're going to need many boxes of Kleenex after this thread is done. :duck:

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by bgm
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weight Loss Journey
Replies: 24
Views: 901

Re: Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight is the easy part.

Keeping it off is the hard part.

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by bgm
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8123

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

Those cabins are going to smell beautiful. Too bad they're not selling McDonald's to round it off.

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by bgm
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 4227

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

Bahrain has a majority Shia population that is ruled by a Sunni minority (and supported by the Saudis). If Qatar is getting friendly with Iran, that would explain it.

Now is the time when a stable, competent US president could prove helpful in diffusing this situation. Alas, we can't have everything.

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by bgm
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 5314

Re: Terrorist attack in London

DDR wrote:
You don't need to deport all Muslims, that amounts to ethnic cleansing. Just deport the ones who are spewing hate. The governments know who these individuals are. Why don't they bounce them before they can radicalize others?


How can you deport them when they are citizens of that country?

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by bgm
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 5314

Re: Possible terrorist attack in London - Breaking

Don't worry, we can get through all this by showing them love and having open borders..that solves everything (rolling eyes). When is the West going to wake up and discover these muslims are full of hate and out to kill us? How many times must stuff like this happen before we condemn these barbaria...

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by bgm
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4002

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

It's quite telling the responses of those who clearly work in the US aviation industry vs those from other parts of the world. You guys are a special kind of nasty. :crazy: Ogre727, even though your family had bags that were overweight, I think the checkin staff should have used some common sense ju...

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by bgm
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump likely to be re-elected in 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 5152

Re: Trump likely to be re-elected in 2020

Trump has already delivered on many of his campaign promises. Umm, nope, he definitely hasn't. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer So to prove he hasn't delivered you post a link that proves he has delivered on many more than he has broken. Did you even click that link befo...

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by bgm
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump likely to be re-elected in 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 5152

Re: Trump likely to be re-elected in 2020

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter ... rumpometer

p.s. You may want to read post #140. ;)
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AAPilot wrote:
Trump has already delivered on many of his campaign promises.


Umm, nope, he definitely hasn't.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter ... rumpometer

p.s. You may want to read post #140. ;)

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by bgm
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38326

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

BG777300ER wrote:
18 hours in United Economy. I LOL at this.


Bloodcurdling is probably more appropriate. I shudder at the thought.

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by bgm
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR delays LAS again
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: QR delays LAS again

9w748capt wrote:
Hilarious - an airline that plays a Muslim prayer over the PA system starting flights to LAS. The ME3 never cease to amaze.


Hilarious - you assume that all QR passengers are devout Muslims. :stirthepot:

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by bgm
Fri May 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 9071

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

seahawk wrote:
Easy, if you want to bring a laptop, you need to buy a checked bag and an optional insurance for electronic devices. Win-Win for the airline industry.


Good luck finding an insurance policy that covers electronics checked in luggage.

Lose-lose for everyone.

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by bgm
Wed May 24, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, then kills fellow Nazis for disrespecting Muslims
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: White Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, then kills fellow Nazis for disrespecting Muslims

I see my signature is still standing strong... :duck:

Francoflier wrote:
Crucially, this demonstrates that the basis of extremism and terrorism does not depend on political or religious motives.


Exactly. Well said. :checkmark:

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by bgm
Sat May 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most hilarious twitter accounts
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Most hilarious twitter accounts

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump


This one is also good, although nothing like the real deal as mentioned above. ;)

https://twitter.com/Donalds_Diary
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scbriml wrote:
This one is hilarious...

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump


This one is also good, although nothing like the real deal as mentioned above. ;)

https://twitter.com/Donalds_Diary

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by bgm
Fri May 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling with Dual Citizenship
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Traveling with Dual Citizenship

You should use the passport required for the destination at checkin as that's what will be entered into the system. For example, flying to Germany, you should check in using your German passport. The US has no exit control, so there shouldn't be a problem. Vice versa when you check in for your fligh...

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by bgm
Thu May 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 5381

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

I'm still waiting for proof that Trump is disloyal or improper. Where have you been since Jan 20? :roll: The ruling class/deep state wants Trump out, that is all I am learning here. I think it is because many of Trump's supporters are lower class Americans. And many people believe only higher statu...

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by bgm
Wed May 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 5381

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

If Pence becomes President, it will be Na Na Na Na Hey Hey ey Goodbye to white house, forever. Where exactly did you get your degrees from? I feel it is my fiduciary duty to alert my HR staff accordingly. At a university that doesn't believe in the use of the definite article. They do however speci...

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by bgm
Wed May 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 3628

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

I think regardless of politics and world policy the idea of putting 300+ lithium batteries in the hold of an aircraft where nobody can get to them for 8+ hours is quite scary/concerning. How is it any different than the cabin? The Cargo holds have real fire suppression, the cabin has a tiny FA oper...

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by bgm
Wed May 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 3628

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" -Benjamin Franklin EXACTLY!. All that you say and quote is good rhetoric. However! None of you lost anybody during 9-11 and None of you did anything after 9-11 so your op...

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by bgm
Thu May 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award
Replies: 29
Views: 2425

Re: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award

Max Q wrote:
Good for Alaska, they run a great operation. I remember the days when we at Continental received those regularly.


Before we were 'tarred and feathered' with United !


Jess Smisek wasn't from Continental?

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by bgm
Wed May 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award
Replies: 29
Views: 2425

Re: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award

Congrats to AS and WN, both fine airlines. Well deserved IMO. :champagne:

Shocked to see UA trailing the other 2 majors.... lol I guess beating up your passengers knocks a few points off your score. :spin:

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by bgm
Wed May 10, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 5097

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

Okie wrote:
Looking like Trey Gowdy for a replacement?

Okie


Please no, not Draco Malfoy.

Image

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by bgm
Tue May 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 5721

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

727200 wrote:
Uh, your were on a boat; who were you going to impress, the other crew members and some fish?


Have you seen the current UA uniforms? It'd probably be better if only fish who saw it. :duck:

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by bgm
Tue May 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6400

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

Good luck, WN! Altea is a great system.

Hopefully they won't end up like UA did when they regressed back to SHARES. The US/AA method seems to be a much better approach.

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by bgm
Tue May 09, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Healthiness in Airline Food in the USA
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: Healthiness in Airline Food in the USA

FriscoHeavy wrote:
A meal or two on a flight isn't going to change your waste line. Enjoy the unhealthy food once in a while.


It's amazing how poor spelling can change the meaning of a sentence. But enough about your bowel movements.. :duck:

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by bgm
Mon May 08, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 2542

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

Happy and relieved that France did not follow the shitshow in the UK, not to mention the mother of all clusterf**ks in the US.

Félicitations :champagne:

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by bgm
Sat May 06, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempts At Limiting Speech By The Current Administration
Replies: 60
Views: 1679

Re: Attempts At Limiting Speech By The Current Administration

And his Chief Of Staff has confirmed they are looking at ways at changing the First Amendment. http://theweek.com/speedreads/695695/reince-priebus-admits-trump-administration-looked-into-changing-first-amendment A dictator in the making. Did you say that when the Obama administration spied on the A...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8402

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

Lipstick on a fugly pig. Is that the best you can do, UA? Disappointed, but not surprised. To put in their manifesto words to the effect: 'ok, we won't beat up any more self-loading cargo- promise!' The thing that needs to change is the rotten culture with their rotten employees. Once that is fixed,...

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by bgm
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Fakes Hijacking To Avoid Vacation With Girlfriend
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: MAN FAKES HIJACKING TO AVOID VACATION WITH GIRLFRIEND

Why is the title written in caps?

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