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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 120
Views: 3791

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

PanAm 103 was a result of IR 655. It doesn't make it right but understandable. . Now that's conspiracy theorist nonsense without proof. Two Libyans were convicted of that crime with no Iranian involvement. Suggest Iran was behind Pan Am 103 is as crazy as suggesting the US government was behind 9/11.

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4284

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Here's a good start https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/30/some-failed-climate-predictions/ Hint - No one knows, but everyone likes to make dire predictions that rarely pan out. Really! https://americanconsequences.com/overheating-about-global-warming/ Another view. Both sources written by authors ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 77
Views: 3601

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Don't be too hard on Tucker. He's on Fox News, so of course the metric system is responsible for the world outside of America being so scary. They even think it's responsible for plane crashes: Fox News host Anna Kooiman speculated on Sunday that an AirAsia flight could have gone missing because int...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17513

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Boeing won’t even be considering single pilot ops for the 797 or NMA given the need for those aircraft to be developed reasonably soon (after the MAX fiasco). They aren’t going to contribute trillions into research and development of autonomous flight systems with no benefit. For everyone else in th...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8004

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

As a result, my carrier has suspended operations in the Tehran FIR. Really? I think it would be fine to fly over Iran itself. A quick look at flightradar shows all major European, Asian and ME carriers still operating in Tehran's airspace. Any potential issues would come from the Gulf, after all it...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17513

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

The whole article is a fraud, it's based off rumour, coming from quotes by "anonymous airline execs" not engineers, pilots or designers who know what they are talking about. It's funny how the predictions of single pilot airliners never come from pilots, those who actually know how hard it...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10179

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

I remember reading in Brian Moynahan’s excellent Airport International (which fired my interest in aviation about 32 years ago when I was 9) that airline pilot selection had a set of tests to determine candidates personality. One was playing basketball IIRC: they were looking for the team players a...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3504

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

It’s a huge shame because I don’t know where the next generation of flyers are going to come from if we cut off even basic attempts at outreach like this? The next generation will come from the social media “influencers”. This guys already got his YouTube Play button and his flow through to America...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 16, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3504

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

On the ground, it's common and relatively easy to ask to look around. I’ve heard anecdotally now that several major international carriers have instituted a complete ban on any passengers visiting the flight deck pre or post flight. Not even little kids are allowed to have a peek inside. Whether it...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 05, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41318

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Too many posters here are obsessed with this 737 vs A320 debate. It had nothing to do with which aircraft they were flying. Look at the weather report: KNIP 040145Z 29008G16KT 3SM +TSRA BR SCT008 BKN015CB OVC032 24/22 A2999 RMK AO2 TSB04 FRQ LTGIC OHD TS OHD MOV E Gusting tailwinds above aircraft li...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10179

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

I'm a bit late to this discussion but I think the problem is a US-centric view of the airline world. No one commenting here has had much experience with those trained in a variety of civilian ab initio programs (I have). Each of these men has substantial accomplishments in their background and no on...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8580

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I guarantee you, if cameras are installed in flight decks then the standard preflight procedure for every pilot will be to put a cover over it. Cameras won’t aid accident investigations or improve safety. Everyone with a brain knows that Egypatair 990 was a deliberate act of murder by the FO. There’...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712902

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Ethiopian has a good reputation as an airline, right ? Actually they’ve fatally crashed a 738, this decade, just after take off, due to poor piloting. This to me looks more similar to today’s incident than the JT610 incident so maybe it’s an Ethiopian Airlines issue, not the MAX: The final report r...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712902

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopi ... Flight_409
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And further to my last post, don’t forget Ethiopian lost a 737-800 as recently as 2010 due to pilot error. Let’s not jump to conclusions:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopi ... Flight_409

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 712902

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Although the recent JT610 crash is making everyone immediately think another MCAS, don’t forget the region. They have a poor Aviation safety record and there’s dozens of reasons this crash could’ve occurred, I’d be putting my dollar initially on something else (or a combination of factors as most av...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12547

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Selling out your country to own the libs. Because 'merica. Probably the most true sentiment of all. I've tried to appeal to conservatives by showing them how Trump is really bad for the economy, the debt, peace, trade, on social issues etc but what it all boils down to for them is "More than a...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nobel peace price for Trump
Replies: 53
Views: 3369

Re: Nobel peace price for Trump

Have we dropped bombs anywhere? Invaded any countries? Nope. Nothing. What is that if not PEACE? (not that I think this "prize" is worth the desire) Hilarious! The MAGA brigade think their dear leader is a pacifist! Let’s see what how “peaceful” he has been since January 20th, 2017: Cruis...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13081

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

No place for racism especially in the airline industry, where the mission is to connect the world and bring people closer together through air travel. Especially not one with the global reach of BA. That should be the mission of an airline, but it's been a little different behind the flight deck do...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Candace Owens explains Nationalism
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Candace Owens explains Nationalism

You can always count on the limp wristed leftists to spew garbage about an intelligent African American woman... but seriously, do you see calling someone a deplorable as an insult? Hillary Clinton called those that don't kiss her ass deplorable so we take that as a label to be proud of...maybe get...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia a western nation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Australia a western nation?

Australia has historically been a European nation (primarily of Anglo Celtic heritage) but this is now changing. Increased non-Caucasian migration since the White Australia Policy was ended in the 70's has changed the racial makeup of the nation. Sydney and Melbourne are now at 25-30% of residents w...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Coming of Age movie
Replies: 32
Views: 1759

Re: The Correct Coming of Age movie

Most of these movies listed so far are for those who came of age in the 80's. For those who came of age in the second half of the nineties, it was definitely American Pie. Can't Hardly Wait, She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, Never Been Kissed are some others from that era that st...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircrafts that didn't fly for some time
Replies: 12
Views: 3591

Re: Aircrafts that didn't fly for some time

As a point, a pet peeve of mine,

The plural of “aircraft” is “aircraft”, not “aircrafts”.

“There are 4 aircraft at the holding point”

“There are 4 aircrafts at the holding point”

See the difference?

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1865

Re: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

Americans have some of the lowest rates of passport holders, overseas travellers, annual leave time, foreign news in their media in the developed world as well as a general reluctance to travel overseas. So when networks like Fox tell you countries like Denmark are nothing more than “socialist” hell...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flip flops aren't shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 2088

Re: Flip flops aren't shoes

I hope no one on this thread who’s complaining about flip flops ever comes to Australia or New Zealand. We wear them year round, even in winter (it doesn’t get too cold in winter down under) to restaurants, bars, and when flying. I’d say I’m summer walking around the streets, shopping centres etc a ...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7633

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

[quote] Hezbollah terror group according to the usa and a few others [/quote] The US is now backing the MEK. A terrorist group and a cult responsible for hundred of deaths than was listed as a terror group for decades by the US government until they successfully lobbied to have that removed. Even th...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jingoism at its finest
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Jingoism at its finest

You'll find that the US militarily bullies nations that can't fight back. There will be no war with Russia, nor China. China is developing hypersonic anti-carrier ballistic missiles the USA has no countermeasures against. The S-400 and future S-500 SAMs also can defeat stealth. The US aren’t gettin...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4977

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

It’s hillarious and sad to see how brainwashed these American evangelical Christians are. They’ll gladly spend millions to pay for their pastor’s private jet and luxurious life despite being against Jesus’ teachings (eye of a needle), but when it comes for something Jesus actually wanted to do (heal...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 25, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2359

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

Outside of sports that are practically only really played in the US, the US does not seem to perform all that great. Expanding on that, the USA in total Olympic medals per capita of all time comes in at a world beating number #39, behind the former Yugoslavia and Mongolia! http://www.medalspercapit...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 23, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 6097

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

You are making sense, but I am more optimistic and expect successful outcome with banks beating tanks in respect of Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Along the way, France and Germany will have a reality check, as will other nations. It will be a new improved world. The League of Nations failed, and t...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 2050

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

seb146 wrote:
So legal American citizens can not have a private conversation in their native language?


Interesting fact I learned. Darling of the American Republican party (and their favourite for president up until 2016) Jeb Bush and his family speak primarily Spanish as their language at home.

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32963

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

They should allow foreign nationals to apply for their cadet program. They'll get all the pilots they need. There’s nothing stopping those foreign nationals from applying to cadet programs in their own country or just training for their licences, building up their hours then applying for Emirates. ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 21, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32963

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I wish I could get away with only 7 hrs a day in ´my office´! Try it out. Set your alarm to go off at random times in the middle of the night for a month. Go and stare at a TV test pattern for a few hours on end without falling asleep. At the end of your time watching the test pattern try and compl...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is photography good for a backup college degree for pilots wannabe?
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Is photography good for a backup college degree for pilots wannabe?

But can I ask if Photography is a good choice? No. It's about as useful as a Bachelor of Basket Weaving, or a Masters of Watching Paint Dry. Only undertake a university degree if it directly leads into a profession which you need that specific degree (Medicine, Law etc). As a lot of people say don'...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 6097

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Possibly you are unaware that I am a Brit, born and living in England. I did not mention President Trump. I did mention the US. I am perfectly able to look at all the facts and make an informed judgement. I am confident that the points I made will turn out to be regarded by history as correct, it w...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 18, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12927

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Not really.

Why would North Korea ever give up their nukes?
Lesson one of geopolitics - have nukes, don't get overthrown.

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 6097

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

So Europe has again joined the axis of evil. Time to sanction them just like Iran. #MAGA If the US thinks that they're dreaming. The entire world is for the deal. Every other nation is continuing to trade with Iran. China said pretty much on the same day Trump pulled out that they will continue tra...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is gonna resurrect its 747SP ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2923

Re: Iran Air is gonna resurrect its 747SP ?

This seems unlikely but likely, considering the Boeing Iran deal fell through, I can see it happening. But I'm a B747 maniac so ill have hopes for every 747 story. As much as we all love the 747, the people of Iran deserve safer modern aircraft for their civil aviation industry. Airbus better hope ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 4122

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

How can the US stop every other nation on earth trading with Iran? Total GDP of USA 19 trillion, Saudi Arabia 0.7 trillion, Israel 0.3 trillion and a few small gulf states are supporting the withdrawal. Total GDP's around $20 Trillion. Of the Nations who aren't leaving the deal - EU 17 trillion, Chi...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 14, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 4122

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

So it could very well be that America will find itself isolated and the world moves on. And from China as well. China has just opened a high speed freight rail line into Iran that has significantly cut down freight shipping times. A friendly government in Iran is essential to China’s One Belt One R...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 4122

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

It solely seems like this move is just the US loudly announcing that they’re leaving the party as they walk out the door. Every other signatory to the agreement will remain in the deal. Iran will continue to not make nuclear weapons, as it always has. They’ll simply trade with Europe, Russia and Chi...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 07, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 5079

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

Trump will create a department of religion to give religious groups more of a say in government. This is great news. I hope they create a law that will bring back mandatory prayer in school and teaching of the bible and religious values. That will go a long way into #MAGA https://www.washingtonpost...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: University of Utah student invents cry closet
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: University of Utah student invents cry closet

Ok at first I laughed because as all you progressives on here have tried to ply the "snowflake" moniker to us conservatives even though it has been and always will be applied to progressive liberals who feel the need for safe spaces and cry I think progressive liberalism is ruining this c...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... clear-deal
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Looks like Bibi is trying to convince Trump to destroy the deal after Macron and Merkel did their best to save it. With Trump now getting advice from John Bolton there’s only one way this is headed:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... clear-deal

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 121472

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

It's that sense of duty, executed with precision under pressure, that just impresses me to no end, and makes me very proud of them (and their bretheren) and of our military for helping to develop people like them. Although the news media will go on ad nauseum about this pilot’s fighter jet backgrou...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 11661

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

Safety and Security Measures – Now and Ongoing • All safety protocols for routine school operations are being reinforced at all schools. This includes requiring students and staff to wear identification badges while on campus; locking classroom doors at all times; locking and securing exterior door...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Slams Obama Healthcare supporters
Replies: 31
Views: 1144

Re: Sen. Slams Obama Healthcare supporters

This thread is indicative of American politics. Too many people arguing over personalities and whether the guy in charge will be a dictator. And whether or not a piece of legislation is good because of who it was named after (Obama). Republicans can’t accept Obamacare because it’s named after their ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels
Replies: 63
Views: 2252

Re: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels

It’s not just conservative channels.
Left wing or progressive channels such as Secular Talk, the David Pakman Show, the Young Turks and the Jimmy Dore show have all suffered from demonitization and a loss of ad revenue on YouTube.

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

Re: Why the drop in NFL ratings?

What thinking person really gives a shit if a multimillionaires team can beat a billionaires team? The only loyalty is to money. Any NFL owner would dump the city they're playing in and move their team to Baghdad or Beijing if they thought it would pay off. None of the players are from the region t...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

Re: Why the drop in NFL ratings?

Maybe it’s because Americans are realising watching a broadcast of a typical NFL game is a boring waste of time. https://www.sportsgrid.com/real-sports/nfl/pie-chart-actual-football-watching-nfl-game-vs-replays-commercials-etc/ In a typical 3hr TV broadcast, there is an average of 11 minutes of game...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 6169

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

I wonder where that came from ? Look at the history of Haiti. Invaded by US Marines for US interests (admitted by Smedley Butler in his “War is a Racket” Speech). Under the thumb of a US supported dictator (Duvalier). You could say it’s status as a sh*thole was been helped a long way by the country...

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