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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Electoral College in the US - extreme example
Replies: 38
Views: 763

Re: The Electoral College in the US - extreme example

If the IL-WI border were just a few miles south of where it is and if the FL panhandle were just a bit shorter, Hillary Clinton would have won. The game board has been unchanged for decades. No one prohibited Hillary Clinton from campaigning in Wisconsin. She didn't visit the state once during the ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 31
Views: 3142

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

The scheduling for DFW is just really terrible. No real evening outbounds out of BOS. Eaarliest one is 2:30. Most of us need to leave at 6-ish for workday reasons. Still baffling. Sounds like AA's flight BOS-DFW at 5:45PM would be perfect. That's his point. AA offers great schedule options. B6 does...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 31
Views: 3142

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

globalcabotage wrote:
B6 is in a tough spot at DFW, similar to ORD. DFW and CHI are loyal markets to the incumbents.


I think it's difficult to test the loyalty hypothesis when B6 has virtually no presence. If you're the 99% of passengers not going to BOS, then B6 doesn't even appear on your radar.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?

It's amazing how much time and effort was spent by WN to be allowed to expand service from DAL, and now WN is trying to keep other airlines from expanding at DAL Really, it should be totally unsurprising. Business Strategy 101 says to find and maintain competitive advantages. WN is doing exactly wh...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: Will the 5-party agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment be revisited?

If you close Runway 18-36 and some taxiways you could probably add a couple of gates but really that would squeeze aircraft movement areas and overnight parking areas. From a logistic standpoint it just really isn't feasable. Runway 18-36 has already been already decommissioned. If DAL wanted to ad...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 107
Views: 18273

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

seahawk wrote:
BA F is roughly Qatar J today.


Most J products are just F-branded-as-J products.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7145

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

I don't think that is supported by history. The early Boeing jets like the 707 and 727 were both fast Mach 0.85 cruisers. The later generation of 757 and 767 jets slowed down to Mach 0.80. Boeing crept back up to Mach 0.84 with the 777 and now is returned to 0.85 with the 787. The conclusion I woul...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7145

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

For short flights a lower cruise speed could be a good option. On medium 2000-3000NM flights it could become a burden. If the wing has morphing / load elevation / adjustable wingtips, maybe the wing could dynamically be optimized for different speeds, so it would be up to the crew/operator to decid...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7145

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

The reason the wing could shrink is because a significant lower tankage capacity is required compared to the 787-8,-9,-10. Lowering OEW (the above graph gives wing weight as part of empty weight, not MTOW) and needing less range/fuel triggles down all over the wing structure, LDG and tail weight. A...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United get preferential treatment from Boeing? Or is it strictly business?
Replies: 19
Views: 4146

Re: Does United get preferential treatment from Boeing? Or is it strictly business?

Obviously once being one, Boeing and United, does United have a sense of sentimental value towards Boeing and vice versa with United being given slightly preferential treatment by Boeing or is it strictly 100% business? UA is an influential client, but that is because of their size and buying power...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11556

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Eliminating EAS would cut off extreme Northwestern California/Southwestern Oregon, if CEC loses it's service. We're 300 miles or so from PDX and 350 miles north of SFO. Among other issues, people from here have to travel for medical care, including chemo. 8 hours on the highway is too much for peop...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51289

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Lets face it, CRFP is not ideal for pressure loads. Flattened fuselages don't help here. Vertically flattended would be better :yes: Anyway I think Boeing might go for panels for high volume fuselage production. They'll name it differently.. or extrusion :silly: Where are you getting that CFRP is n...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Maybe you don't win any incremental new orders but instead sell it as an optional price adder to your existing backlog.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 338
Views: 43983

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Winglets, 11-across Y, and a staircase? We're.. Not enough IMHO. Lightsaber It is certainly possible that Airbus could devise an NPV-positive product enhancement without fundamentally changing the prospects of the A380 program. After all, ANY positive NPV project should be pursued by rationale mana...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Council International releases list of best airports for 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2879

Re: Airports Council International releases list of best airports for 2016

Wow, good to see that Indian airports have improved significantly. I haven't passed through the new terminals yet, but the new terminals at BOM and DEL certainly look very beautiful. They're nice, but there are plenty of equally nice terminals in the U.S. and Europe. I generally don't think it's wo...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 315
Views: 6813

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

Why the trend of calling Trump "45?" Obama was not - or only rarely - referred to as 44. It made sense to distinguish GHWB and GWB as 41 and 43, but there's no previous President Trump we're going to confuse. Just can't bring yourself to write President Trump? Because I refuse to say his ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 65
Views: 7148

Re: Is there any website with a database that shows me which registration the aircraft had I flew about 10 years ago?

What was your country of departure? In the United States, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) had an online database of scheduled service departure times that included aircraft registration number. I haven't searched it in many years, but the data went back to the late 1990s.

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silencing Oppositon: It Begins
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Silencing Oppositon: It Begins

Poor babies. Your rioting, looting, property destruction, and assaults are no longer being tolerated.

Were the leftist thugs who hospitalized the Middlebury College professor last week just exercising their Constitutional rights, too?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 315
Views: 6813

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

Why the trend of calling Trump "45?" Obama was not - or only rarely - referred to as 44. It made sense to distinguish GHWB and GWB as 41 and 43, but there's no previous President Trump we're going to confuse. Just can't bring yourself to write President Trump?

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection
Replies: 132
Views: 2609

Re: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection

This forum has a search feature. Show me a time during the Obama administration that I called for an investigation on the basis of a selective quote of someone's words. So you're trying to tell me that if Hillary Clinton had won and her attorney general pick had said "I did not have communicat...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection
Replies: 132
Views: 2609

Re: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection

If he told no lie, then what are you going to investigate? Edit: This is not a flippant response. What you are proposing is an investigation into an American citizen without probable cause. AG Sessions is entitled to the same rights as you and me. Oh please. If the rolls were reversed you would be ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection
Replies: 132
Views: 2609

Re: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection

It's still not getting through to you, is it? The issue isn't about meeting the Russians. It's the fact that he did so, then lied to Congress at his confirmation hearing when he said he didn't meet with them. Sessions told no lie. If he told no lie, then what is wrong with having an investigation? ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection
Replies: 132
Views: 2609

Re: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection

Sessions told no lie. He told Congress he had no contacts with Russia. His own department is saying he did, in Cleveland, at the Convention. That is what is called a lie. You are ignoring the context of the question Sessions was asked. Sessions was asked if he had any contact with Russia in the con...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection
Replies: 132
Views: 2609

Re: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection

It's still not getting through to you, is it? The issue isn't about meeting the Russians. It's the fact that he did so, then lied to Congress at his confirmation hearing when he said he didn't meet with them. Sessions told no lie. The right justifies Benghazi and the email flap with Hillary as some...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?
Replies: 39
Views: 2567

Re: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?

32andBelow wrote:
Yes window pax gets full control of window. Aisle pax gets to pee whenever he wants.


Have you ever asked anyone in an aisle seat to let you out and they said no?

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 11185

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

After two unexpected 777 "engine offs" and one night spent in Mumbai and another one in Muscat, I am very confident that I would better pay more for a flight on a four-holer. It actually happens to 777 quite often. Actually no, it does not happen quite often. It is well-established after ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: New 50-55 Seat RJ
Replies: 48
Views: 5640

Re: Hypothetical: New 50-55 Seat RJ

What WAS bad was how worn and ugly the interiors were...and I can't help but think that if everything on the inside is so visibly, horribly worn and patched, the seat cushions flattened hard after some 250,000 rear ends that were in it before me, and is that interior an indication of how well maint...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75578

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Don't do it !! Still won't match the A321 in performance or efficiency, The landing gear sounds kluged. Will not have much compatibility with other 737-MAX versions. Save the bullets for a 200-250 passenger all new aircraft for the 2025 timeframe. How do you know it won't match the A321 in efficien...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 10397

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

He's that desperate to burn money? :( Pretty funny considering he's credited with the quote: "Do you know how to make a million dollars on an airline? Start with a billion." Or something like that. Probably a click-bait topic but it's interesting nonetheless. In my opinion, only B6, G4, N...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 86
Views: 10725

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

Terminal F at DFW? I thought that was reserved for Southwest when it moves over from Love Field. I think that vision lasted for about 6 weeks between the time DL announced they would de-hub and WN announced they would take the Wright Amendment back to court. Oh, and it only existed in the minds of ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 86
Views: 10725

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

Terminal F at DFW? I thought that was reserved for Southwest when it moves over from Love Field. I think that vision lasted for about 6 weeks between the time DL announced they would de-hub and WN announced they would take the Wright Amendment back to court. Oh, and it only existed in the minds of ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 22629

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

The 9-abreast seats on a 787 are no worse than the 10-abreast seats that have been flying on the 747 for more than 40 years. Literally billions of people have flown long-haul in those seats. The 787 Y seats are marginally less comfortable than other Y seats, but let's not pretend that Y has ever be...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 and 9-abreast
Replies: 270
Views: 22629

Re: The 787 and 9-abreast

Wider seats need to become the norm again not only for the physiological aspect, but also psychological aspect of flying. People that get jet lag and the resulting kink in their Circadian Rhythm, makes you not only sleepy, but also wreck havoc on your psyche, especially if you have a mental disorde...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

If Democrats actually cared about security, then they could have held HRC accountable when it was their turn. Now it's just opportunistic partisan complaining. Except the email revelation came about after Democrats lost control of the Senate. But had Democrats been warned beforehand that HRC had an...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pudzer To Withdraw
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Pudzer To Withdraw

The Week That Was The Beginning Of The End continues to go downhill for the current president, as Andrew Pudzer is going to withdraw his name from nomination for Labor Secretary.. The Presidency is a term-limited office. Every administration begins ending the day the President takes the oath of off...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen Flynn has resigned!
Replies: 138
Views: 3562

Re: Gen Flynn has resigned!

You're right, we don't know. It's why we need to launch immediate investigations into Flynn and Trump, including Congressional hearings. What's happening today is the first very real possibility of treason, and that is a potential crime an order of magnitude more egregious than HRC's email server. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

Oh DFW, my friend, we sat through 11 investigations over 5 years looking into HRC's emails..was that not enough for you? You guys won, you beat that horse so thoroughly you actually engineered the election of a frigging moron to lead our nation. Be happy about that if you'd like, the rest of us wil...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

If Democrats actually cared about security, then they could have held HRC accountable when it was their turn. Now it's just opportunistic partisan complaining.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 20765

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Correct move by Delta. They're under no obligation to help out a competitor. No matter how you feel, Emirates should be prepared for any maintenance issue that may arise. What Delta did (if the assertions in the Bloomberg article are true) is so egregiously immoral that no one should countenance th...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow
Replies: 61
Views: 1961

Re: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow

Ah "the many sites" of the Internet. What an authoritative source. Go look at objective long-term studies like the U.S. DOE Annual Energy Outlook. It's required reading for people like me who produce energy for a living. There's enough proven reserves with existing technology that prices ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McConnell Silences Warren
Replies: 44
Views: 1190

Re: McConnell Silences Warren

I have no issues with the Sessions nomination and I think he is immensely qualified and the racism allegations are nothing more than a smear campaign. That being said. I have major issues with what McConnell has done. Tensions are already high in the Senate...there is much anger nationwide about Tr...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow
Replies: 61
Views: 1961

Re: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow

There is no doubt that if you must burn something I'd rather it was NG than coal. However Wlederling wasn't talking about CO2 emissions, but rather about all the holes in the ground filled with chemicals, and associated soil pollution. A natural gas well head is a few square meters after completion...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow
Replies: 61
Views: 1961

Re: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow

How much natural gas is in the ground? It sounds to me as if we would be painting ourselves into a corner to put all our eggs in that one basket. When the gas becomes short in supply and too expensive, what are the people in the Midwest going to do for heat? Go back to coal? The gas can't last fore...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McConnell Silences Warren
Replies: 44
Views: 1190

Re: McConnell Silences Warren

The Republicans are opening cans of worms left and right, and it will come back to bite them in the ass. This is another example of simply silencing opposition without a thought. Again, fascists do that, not people who believe in freedom. I'm eager to see this when they return to being the minority...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, GE launch group to back US Import Tax, cut on Export Tax.
Replies: 67
Views: 3322

Re: Boeing, GE launch group to back US Import Tax, cut on Export Tax.

Setting aside arguments for or against this proposal, just to clarify - there is no "Export Tax" in the U.S. That would be unconstitutional under Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution which explicitly prohibits it. This proposal instead modifies the U.S. corporate income tax to alter t...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 2778

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

Q wrote:
I hope they called FAA to permit to fly drone in area zone so traffic will not allow path over this area to avoid collision commercial aircraft.

Q


The FAA will put up TFR (temporary flight restrictions) around big public events like the Super Bowl. There should be no traffic near the event site.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 2778

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

Friggin' awesome, but also a glimpse at what the apocalypse will probably look like.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders
Replies: 45
Views: 1143

Re: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders

i would like a link to this unprecedented magnitude? Start with the EO-to-legislation ratio of the Obama administration versus other presidents. EOs are typically written to direct federal agencies on how to enforce legislation passed by Congress. Presidents who sign lots of bills will also sign lo...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders
Replies: 45
Views: 1143

Re: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders

Since taking office, the current occupant of The White House has already issued well over a dozen Executive Orders, on varying subjects. One of the complaints about his predecessor that he, and the political movement he leads, was that Mr. Obama was bying tyranical with the use of Executive Orders....

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PICTURES: from the LAX protests 01/28/2017
Replies: 59
Views: 1964

Re: PICTURES: from the LAX protests 01/28/2017

Siren wrote:
I remember hearing "Not My President" from your side for years after he was actually elected.


Trump was actually elected, too. :wave:

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