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by zkojq
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius first A350...
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Air Mauritius first A350...

Flypast of the island on arrival:
Image


https://flic.kr/p/ZBbnFk

LY777 wrote:
Where will they fly their A350s?

First route is to Singapore, which I believe is today?

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by zkojq
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 New Zealand election
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: 2017 New Zealand election

Parliament represents the will of the people 7% of the people (who were enrolled to vote and who did vote) voted for NZF and their candidate list. A man who was booted out of Parliament by his electorate By the electorate vote maybe, but not by the party vote. The parties in government represent 53...

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by zkojq
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 70
Views: 1556

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMmFhv3XcAAUvXv.jpg First session in F1 for 30+ years that had a Kiwi in it and already beating the Aussies. ;) http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2017/10/brendon-hartley-finishes-14th-in-first-formula-1-practice-at-us-grand-prix/_jcr_content/par/image_27064145.dynimg.f...

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by zkojq
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 New Zealand election
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: 2017 New Zealand election

The problem is not MMP, it is that we have to vote every 3 years instead of 4-5 years. They never have long enough to change anything for the better, and then the next government always undo all the previous work instead of building on it I agree with this. Three years is too short. At leas the who...

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by zkojq
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42808

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Not going to happen. I'm sure Boeing could have made a 767MAX work ten years ago (assuming they had the right engine for it), but that ship has sailed. Even the A330neo was launched five years too late and A.net's resident Boeing fanboys love to remind us how well it's been selling. The real questio...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 days later Trump sends finder outers
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: 14 days later Trump sends finder outers

Who is throwing accusations about Niger? The people saying that this is like Benghazi. Why investigate the attack when you can just sh!t all over the wife of one of the deceased? :banghead: Is there any situation that the president touches that doesn't turn to s#it? His incompetence is truly bewild...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 19427

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

To their credit, they actually told the public about these changes before an election, which is something at least. The Nats never told us about the border levy. Nor the Kiwisaver tax increase. Nor the increased ACC levies. And they said in 2008 that they wouldn't raise GST... And Sydney's airport ...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 New Zealand election
Replies: 26
Views: 758

Re: 2017 New Zealand election

Looks like we're going to have a NZFirst-Labour-Greens coalition and therefore a change of government. Eleven days of negotiations - not bad IMO. The parties in government represent 53% of the votes cast (as opposed to the last election which was ~50.5%). Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will be Prime M...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 19427

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

None of those airports currently have border processing which would be expensive to add for a 2/week service. A question; as far as staffing is concerned, would MPI operations staff be interchangeable between the Tauranga Cruise Terminal and airport duties? Same for Immigration staff. Surely the jo...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15763

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Just landed and is taxiing off the runway. Congratulations to Airbus. :champagne:

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15763

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Looks like they're about to do a photoshoot over the Pyrenees! Dassault Falcon 20 has departed Toulouse and is rapidly catching up to the 330neo.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 days later Trump sends finder outers
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: 14 days later Trump sends finder outers

It seems that they were unprotected? For sure this is the state department failing in its responsibility.

But again, the real point with Niger (as it was with Libya) is can the people throwing accusations actually point to the place on a map?

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15763

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

How long away is the landing scheduled for?

mat66 wrote:
FL300 and 0.82M right now. Looks really well for FF.

That was quick, but I guess we shouldn't be too surprised. The 330neo really isn't so different from the 330ceo, so there is a lot of knowledge that Airbus will have already.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 70
Views: 1556

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Anyway, time to talk about more positive things; there's going to be a Kiwi in F1 for the first time in many years. Something to celebrate for sure.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 70
Views: 1556

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Hate to break it to you granddad, but Williams aren't a top team :) They'd be on a similar level as Force India this year if they had a competent driver lineup. Instead they have a 36 year old who's well past his prime and an 18 year old pay driver. Williams is by no means a Sauber/Minadi/Manor/Cat...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15763

Re: A330 neo first flight tomorrow Oct 19th

What a beautiful plane! and so quiet too.

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinions on Tariffs on CS Family Aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Opinions on Tariffs on CS Family Aircraft?

It shows how the Department of Commerce's judicial processes are nothing more than a Kangaroo Court. To paraphrase a comment on Leeham's article, it also show's Boeing's attitude to new aircraft development. The Boeing of old would have 'addressed' the CSeries 'problem' by out engineering Bombardier...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 70
Views: 1556

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

I'm not "trying to take away from Vettel's talent"- I'm just pointing out that Vettel's behavior has cost him at least 13 points this season, and an avoidable crash has taken away another 25. As a result, ascribing the fact Vettel isn't winning this year entirely to misfortune is disingen...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 70
Views: 1556

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

He's clearly not as quick as Hamilton, but then few are. He was closer at the start of the season. According to Otmar Szafnauer how long the situation lasts is upto Perez and Ocon with a possibility of team orders being used in 2018 as well. I think team orders should be kept. Force India is the se...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 137
Views: 15579

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... Not really a surprise considering that the A380s have big First cabins.... I am guessing Qantas is not installing First on t...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 19427

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

As for Wellington, perhaps a one stopper via Australia on a 777, similar to Singapore Airlines? Not sure how likely that would be though. V/F How about DXB-CNS-WLG-CNS-DXB. That would allow them to open two new destinations, and I'm sure that a 77L wouldn't have any runway issues going to CNS. EK p...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 70
Views: 1556

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Well, I guess the championship was handed to Hamilton on a silver platter? Could he be any luckier. As always, we saw great class from Vettel, thanking all of his engineers/mechanics individually after the retirement. Great race from K-MAG as always, very nice overtake of Massa. Outside of F1, we sa...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds PR stunt gone wrong.
Replies: 25
Views: 1275

Re: McDonalds PR stunt gone wrong.

Honestly, why do people even care about this?

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by zkojq
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2234

Re: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
Who is this flight mainly for?


The people of Ireland who like Icelandic fish!

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 13993

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

1) I smell a lot of BS here. Where's the actual proof of this contract clause? Employee forums aren't legally binding like investor presentations. Why would SK make that public knowledge? 2) Business 101. If you have a vastly superior product, you are a price maker, not a price taker. Why would UA t...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 375
Views: 9973

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/15/1599e06bd7b11b9d1e3d414c4cfb97bd3ad4ed044ac06d4ec5625cf4d0d224ec.jpg Perhaps they want to help us to form a more perfect union. Maybe, it's because they are failing at that task in Europe? Cultural relativism from the Yanks. Collectively deluded into thinking their gu...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 2582

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

scbriml wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Stroll should use his mirrors.


If Vettel was blameless, the stewards would have punished Stroll. They didn't. :scratchchin:

Doubt they could actually apply any punishment as the race was over. A grey area for the rules.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 11143

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake I would suggest that ordering 77Ws was part of the problem. Too many new aircraft were ordered at the same time, B737NG, Embraer 170, 190, B772ER, B77W, and B787, a bucket load of them at one go. Must have put a strain on their balance sheet. More to th...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 11143

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

mercure1 wrote:
I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake

I would suggest that ordering 77Ws was part of the problem.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 2582

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

I managed to walk on the circuit right up to turn two after the podium celebrations & saw one of the drain-covers first hand. If you hit it hard enough & often enough, it's easy for fatigue to set in and slowly crack the weld. Add to that the constant expansion due to heat... I wonder what ...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana
Replies: 15
Views: 6303

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

Why new 787s? That seems like an exceptional waste of capital. Handing down unneeded Qatari A330s (as they are replaced by new 787s) and A320s (as they get replaced by 321neos) to Meridiana might make sense. Or is this just because QR has over ordered again and have too much pride to postpone delive...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 2582

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Thoughts from Malaysia: - How can something like that loose drain-cover happen? If the car itself had hit it, that could have literally sliced Grosjean in two. How do they test all the welds to make sure they're strong enough? Remember how Button's suspension was destroyed by something similar at Mo...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European stereotypes
Replies: 19
Views: 1158

Re: European stereotypes

petertenthije wrote:
OA412 wrote:
They need a map of countries in which people wear sandals with socks vs countries in which they do not. :lol: :lol:
You mean a map of Germany?

That's a funny way to spell the British Isles! :lol:

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by zkojq
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 71
Views: 8526

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

Speaks volumes about the effects of consolidation, doesn't it.

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29411

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Would it help if Bombardier increases the accounting block to 1,400 aircraft? :scratchchin: Absolutely, $8B incentives to a narrow body final assembly plant will bring lot more jobs to the state than incentivizing a slow-moving VLA. :checkmark: Didn't BCA offer B737 Classics at $22 Million/each to U...

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29411

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I am sure DL legal is scouring over the case to find a loophole. Just tow it across the border and complete the assembly in the USA. :rotfl: Even better, do it in Seattle so that Bombardier is eligible for some of those cold, hard Washington State tax dollars which Boeing has had all to themselves ...

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 28746

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

#BringBackSkippysArms

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead
Replies: 38
Views: 863

Re: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead

I think you're on the wrong planet. Can you name any country or place anytime in the last 9,600 years (since the beginning of this current inter-glacial (warm) period) other than aboriginal existence that allowed you free use of the society and gave you the freedoms that you think you are currently...

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by zkojq
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead
Replies: 38
Views: 863

Re: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead

They included a story falsely claiming former President Obama was gay and a radical Muslim


Most cognisant people would realise that those are mutually exclusive, no? :scratchchin:

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by zkojq
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Westminster attack and the NHS
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: The Westminster attack and the NHS

I enjoyed watching that, thanks. They're very well organised, though I was surprised at how little margins they had to play with (in terms of spare ICU capacity).

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by zkojq
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anthony Weiner sentenced to prison
Replies: 24
Views: 921

Re: Anthony Weiner sentenced to prison

Good.

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by zkojq
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 1357

Re: Women are allowed to drive in KSA

Tiny steps, but steps forward nonetheless, I guess.

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by zkojq
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 7521

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

The whole thing about 'ungrateful blacks' being applied to Stevie Wonder and black football athletes is just so vulgar. They try and attribute the success of these people (financial or otherwise) to the country being so great, yet when talking about someone white and successful (say Trump) the narr...

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by zkojq
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 7521

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

The heart of this issue has nothing to do with the flag, but rather silencing blacks making statements of protest. Rightwing loudmouths won't allow players to take a knee, won't let them protest about it because BLM = evil, won't let them do it on their twitter account. Any form of protest makes the...

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by zkojq
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 2189

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

Francoflier wrote:
Whereas Hillary is indubitably competent and experienced, she has close to no charisma whatsoever.

She did a decade ago.

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by zkojq
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 7521

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

jetero wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Some people really do go out of their way to be offended.


While calling the other "side" "snowflakes."

The irony is not lost on me. They really need football to be a safespace where their viewpoints and opinions aren't challenged. ;)

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by zkojq
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 7521

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

Some people really do go out of their way to be offended.

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