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by Aesma
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 30
Views: 919

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

I mean it's very political in the US, yet they took a side.

I'm a man and I think laws about abortion should be made by women only.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 58
Views: 1322

Re: Educating Airliners.net

Given sluggish economic growth, and the fact that it took them about a decade to recover from 2008 crisis - I am not sure they fully understand everything. They are still wearing their pink glasses and continuing on with their “income equality”, “social fairness” ideas, and just making everyone hap...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 20
Views: 565

Re: Buy house or car?

2013 car should be fine. My 2002 car is long in the tooth, though, with a long list of "little things" that need fixing, even though the basics are OK (engine, drivetrain, no rust). I can't imagine paying 1800 anything per month, as that's basically my take home pay. So if anything I'd wan...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 30
Views: 919

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Correct me if I'm wrong but Delta is supporting LGBTQ rights, isn't that taking sides ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 150
Views: 16819

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Everyone here has been saying for a couple of years that Emirates had too many aircraft, and too many orders, so how is this surprising ?

What's good for the A380, is good for the 777X.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

So, who has taken the bait aside from local allies (potential accomplices in the situation) and the UK (puppets once again ?) ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 PAX Version
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: 747-8 PAX Version

It would be no problem to convert them to freighters. Don't know if that will happen though, someone has to pay for the P2F STC, it has to be worth it.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 110
Views: 18975

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

wiss wrote:
With this kind of damage on the nose gear, is possible to tow the plane? If not, what other ways of moving it could be used?


Towing using the main gear ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 110
Views: 18975

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

There are two threads now. From twitter : "I'm told it bounded twice on landing and a tire may have burst but the pilots wrestled it to a safe stop."

Also, the left main gear is in the grass, I'm guessing that nose wheel couldn't steer it.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 110
Views: 18975

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

I call it, write-off !

I wonder what happened.

Also, the title of the thread needs updating. That's a (minor) accident.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3008
Views: 294598

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So? Even if they find that Boeing faked all of the flight test data in 1997 and the FAA never looked at anything, there is still no justification whatsoever to ground the NG 22 years later with no design related incidents occurring over what has to be 40 million flights by now. The NG certified its...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Graphing calculators

TI I had a Casio at first, with color screen (actually just a few colors, but nice when displaying a few graphs together). It was great, but most other students had TIs, and the TIs were better at something, I can't remember what. At the same time calculators were banned for the year I passed my Bac...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1034

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

So why isn't Trump doing anything about the people that employ these immigrants ? Who said they are not? https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/difference-between-ice-raids-audits.aspx The question remains, why are you arguing about this? Illegal immigration is a ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 58
Views: 1322

Re: Educating Airliners.net

Out of 100 years of Fed control, the country has had 22 recessional years, including one depression. The 100 years before the Fed saw 44 recessions and six depressions.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

https://youtu.be/fsvDWZTVP3E?t=4515
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Watch 2 minutes of this guy talking about how to get a war with Iran started and tell me we're paranoid : https://youtu.be/fsvDWZTVP3E?t=4515

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

A false flag operation, no doubt. One can say a lot about the Iranians, but they are not fools. They would not play into the hands of the warmongers in the US like this. If the Iranians show and tell the item they removed from the side of the ship and can say the item came from some other source, I...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1034

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

So why isn't Trump doing anything about the people that employ these immigrants ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 87
Views: 8872

Re: Delta luggage abuse

If a hard suitcase had gotten the same treatment as this one, I'm not sure it would look better.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 28
Views: 1756

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

HK is not a real country (literally) and is a financial powerhouse/paradise, same for Singapore and some others. No significantly larger country can run their economy that way, not even Switzerland. Some other worrying signs for the US I heard about these last few days : Russia and China have sold l...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

My parents use a self propelled gas mower in their vacation house garden, mostly because of its power. The lawn is often tall when they get there, and an electric mower just didn't have the power to cut that tall grass. The idea with a robot is that it cuts all the time, so no need for power, minima...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

I don't know who holds the record today, but the next PM might have the shortest tenure by far, making it look like May hanged on forever, in comparison.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The photo is before and the video after. In the video, they're removing the "mine". In the photo, the mine is there. Which leads to the question: when was the video taken? If it is true that the video was taken later on, did they come back to remove the "mine" or whatever it is ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reunification of Korea
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Reunification of Korea

I'm not sure outright reunification is a good idea, if it could become a more normal country, with good relations with the south, it would probably be better.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Also the crew of that same ship is saying they saw a flying object hitting their ship, that sounds like a missile (although considering the small hole, looks like a dud). It can probably be recovered from inside the ship.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The video shows very little of the ship so you can´t tell if its one that was attacked. I thought mines were underwater? The damage is a fair bit above the water line. Probably the DVD It's difficult to tell from the pictures I've seen but one picture of the stern shows the ship slightly listed to ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Trump haters seem to be having a hard time fathoming that Hillary has tens of thousands of deaths through a completely unprovoked military blunder with her name all over it. Trump? Zero . That has to really hurt people with their preconceived notions. Back on topic, NYT reports the US Navy has vide...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

That question is from 10 years ago.

Today it's rather lawn mower or robot ?

Where I work there are vast expanses of grass around the campus, and a dozen large robot mowers.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1034

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

I think it's been on sale for a while now, and whatever they'd get for it would do precious little to help the large scake problem of northbound migration from southern countries, in which Mexico bears little responsibility in the first place. Me thinks that's just a bit of clever PR to assuage the...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11175

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

There are enough churches in Paris to accommodate the flock 10 times over, as pretty much nobody goes to church these days. If people used to go to mass there, there was a reason. And service is not restored for them.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3909

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

We know who will be blamed. Who has done it is another story entirely.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1034

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

There was a thread about selling it months ago indeed, and I remember people thought it would be a tough sell.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax payer funded religious liberty discriminates against...religion
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Tax payer funded religious liberty discriminates against...religion

The US doesn't have religious wars in its history, maybe it's overdue.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!
Replies: 39
Views: 1293

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

28 percent not happy about the economy, that's interesting, considering most numbers are in the green, whichever way you look at it. Does it mean the numbers hide a large amount of people that are poor or too close to poverty for comfort ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 10825

Re: New Russian SST

Putin is doing the propaganda, in this case. Probably without giving even 1 ruble to Tupolev to actually achieve the result he's talking about.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1223

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Yeah for example when the USSR had to admit the Chernobyl catastrophe (they didn't call it that), they immediately mentioned Three Mile Island and other accidents, as if Chernobyl was almost routine.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 481

British parliament prorogation debate

So you might have heard of it, or not, candidates to replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister are debating whether it would be a good idea to prorogue (shut down) parliament before the 31st October deadline for Brexit, in order for the Prime Minister to take the country out of the EU without opposit...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

I've seen they're in the 14% top of income.

All people there would benefit.

Noone below would benefit.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3811

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

I don't know the law in NL, but in France, an American in vacation couldn't buy a legal gun. There is lots of paperwork and a background check, the first item being having a French address, and having been a member of a shooting club for 6 months. Of course he could buy an illegal gun, even an AK47,...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

Scotland cannot guarantee accession to the EU in the event of independence. Spain would likely veto an application on Scotland's part over Catalan concerns. Plus, Scotland already had their referendum, in the knowledge that an EU Referendum was coming if the Tories won the next election. Ironically...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, first sentence : All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. I hope the guy gets his sentence commuted to lots of community service, that's what he really needs. I find this case interesting, I'm sure it could go to court in...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

I was listening to a CEO talking about this the other day. His company mainly employs engineers. He does his best to have more women in his company, not as a PR move but because he thinks they bring new ideas. He decided recently to have a look at the salaries vs positions of men and women in his co...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

Well in the case of Gove he apparently took measures to ruin the lives of cocaine users, while being himself a user.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6496

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

They might have wanted to avoid tattoos as long as possible to not displease Japanese customers, maybe ?

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

All these candidates admitting or being forced to admit that they took all kinds of drugs, from the uptight tory party, that is too funny.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon
Replies: 33
Views: 5553

Re: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon

It's better looking than the flying box Cessna is building, that's for sure.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

Germany has given up on cheap cars with Opel now being French.

I'm just saying, UK auto workers that are already in deep trouble will probably not be thrilled by the news.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

If you look at the picture closely at the bottom right of the pool there is a circle where the hatch would be.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1159
Views: 72682

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

Just an update for you Klaus. I picked up this titbit of the news, seem like you are again widely of the mark! https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48577667 Bit more than just a handshake, looks like the extension may have worked in our favour just a bit Klaus wrote: Almost all other countries have mu...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 165
Views: 27747

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I'm sure Boeing will not want to appear to be rushing certification in any way, shape or form.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9655

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Airplanes have crashed into Manhattan buildings before and since 9/11.

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