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by dtw2hyd
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

But treating all content equivalently is also an incredibly dumb argument. Do we treat HBO content similar to non-premium content? No there is an extra charge for it if you choose to watch it. And HBO content is quite good because it costs extra. . I think you are still confusing last mile service ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

...There's a reason the loudest Net Neutrality proponents are the heaviest bandwidth users. It's because they want something for nothing and they want everyone e else to pay for it. I provided you Reed Hastings of Netflix admitting exactly that in the original post. The average Net Neutrality advoc...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

FreequentFlier wrote:
The way to solve is injecting more competition into the marketplace, including anti trust actions against Comcast if necessary.

Net Neutrality just cements Comcast etc as quasi utilities with little competition forever.


Right, how many mergers FCC and FTC blocked to keep competition alive?

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

For the same reason you are not "entitled" to unlimited gas for your car, or unlimimited beer on the weekend, or HBO, or Showtime, or NFL Network, or NBA network, or NHL network, etc, etc. You are trying to justify your entitlement and as usually the case when I debate with Net Neutrality...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

The issue is not treating all content same. The issue is providing the promised last mile service. At the time AT&T blocked FaceTime, I was on a 20 GB/month Mobile Share Value plan and I was hardly using less than 10GB/month. What right AT&T has to block an app as long as I am within my quot...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Do you believe that they're turning down higher yield O&D pax in favour of lower yield 6th freedom pax? How would they benefit from that? Dont all airlines charge more for direct O&D than they do for connecting? I know AC charges ex-US pax a lot less than ex-YYZ pax. Are you arguing that al...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India and it's Boeing 747-400's
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: Air India and it's Boeing 747-400's

There is no published plan, but I would guess by June '18 they will be gone.

In Jan/Feb '18 Boeing will deliver replacement 77Ws. They will go for interior refit. A couple of months of proving flights.

Having said that AI is a hoarder, it may keep VT-EVA/B parked for years to come, just in case.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 44
Views: 1537

Re: Net Neutrality

I am for Net Neutrality and was pissed when AT&T blocked FaceTime. My cable/internet provider allows NetFlix thru the coax cable. Haven't used but felt it as a neat option rather than hogging internet bandwidth. I believe T-Mobile allows free NetFlix streaming, AT&T allows free DirecTV strea...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Do you believe that they're turning down higher yield O&D pax in favour of lower yield 6th freedom pax? How would they benefit from that? Don't expect logic and reason from the usual ME3 haters. How do you think QR was offering Dubai Emiratis cheap connect premium cabin prices and took EK to cl...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 13211

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Dust off 717 drawings and give those to Chinese. Let Chinese invest to make it current and sell under Boeing brand name.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING: Disney to purchase Fox
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: BREAKING: Disney to purchase Fox

Disney is an inclusive audience establishment, it is obvious Fox News, Broadcast and Sports networks need to excluded from the deal. Otherwise, anchors will struggle explaining themes behind kids movies to Infowars followers.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 32
Views: 4580

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

AI's dual-use(commercial/VVIP) 744s VT-EVA/EVB said to have redundant wiring and EMI protection. Not sure if VT-ESN and ESO have the same. AI's new 77Ws are getting $155 Million worth of unspecified modifications and interiors. Each frame costs $290M. Total $580M. I am guessing these also will be du...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

They could add DTW-India and fead off the premium traffic alone where the only competitor is LH not like ATL or JFK where they'd have to fight against other airlines for market share. Offer flights at a price similar to the ME3 and with the convince of a nonstop it's a win win for every one. It wil...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Hypothesis: Because EK and EY have more room to accommodate connect traffic by discouraging O&D with high fares. Do you believe that they're turning down higher yield O&D pax in favour of lower yield 6th freedom pax? How would they benefit from that? India-ME is not a high yield O&D mar...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

You should try to get latest numbers before blaming me. I will post the link later. As India stopped giving away more seats, ME3 are resorting to carrying more and more transit pax. Blaming? No. Challenging? Yes. My source is dated 2016. If you have a newer one, share it. Even if your hypothesis is...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Not true, QR-82%, EY- 79% and EK 78% connecting traffic. Also not true. LH - 76.9% EK - 66.6% EY - 71% QR - 79% BA - 55.7% LX - 65% KL - 73.5% AF - 61% Source: CAG (2015-2016) Let's try to avoid making numbers up when they're easily available. (Hint: search the CAG site). You should try to get late...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 13211

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Narrow Bodies are bread and butter of both manufacturers. WBs and VLAs are just for pride. Two good things happened to Boeing. #1 Airbus has also hooked on to ME kool-aid and built a bigger A350. #2 GTF issues. Imagine if Airbus opted to build MoM to compete with 787 and GTF never had problems. This...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

You are confusing many things. Trying flying back through LHR/CDG on an expired H1B stamp but valid I-797 to India. Don't know if rules have changed now, earlier you had to get transit visa in that situation, have given example of my friend before. Many people travel to India on expired H1b stamps ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 13211

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

1) Write off the money already spent on 777X and shut down the program
2) Renegotiate with Washinton state to keep incentives for MoM.
3) Build a MoM based on 787.quickly, No clean slate.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Where the US3 and the ME3 arent competitive isnt in product so much, its in cost. The US3 have higher costs of operation and its harder to make money (especially to the subcontinent) for them. However, that isnt the ME3's problem. This may sound cold, but someone has to take it in the shorts. Its e...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Non-stops to US works due to low fuel prices now, but don't know how sustainable it will be if fuel goes above $80 per barrel again. ME3 are as bloated as European legacies, even with lax aviation and labor regimes. EU legacies have been cutting cost for more than a decade and ME3 are just starting...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64201

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

QXAS wrote:
...
“CNN is the champion of FAKE NEWS believe me!!”.


And both are from Atlanta.

If Boeing offers MAX at $20M each and withdraws C-Series complaint. Sure.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64201

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Congrats to Airbus, but yes I think the potential negative political optics about this need to be considered now that "America first" mantra is a priority in D.C. Airbus will find some more literate people in Alabama to assemble the airframes. And the engines are U.S. origin. Well Alabama...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 11091

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

You make a compelling case for not restricting the ME3, although I suspect you don't mean to. I still remember those awful KL/NW rust buckets serving India in the pre-ME3 US service days. Not to mention the legendary frigid LH "service" in Y. Real bottom of the barrel stuff. It's changed ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 19085

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

In all three above instances, it was the information from airline/authority relayed verbatim without any analysis. What if those were self-serving press releases.. I am rather certain these where presented as sourced material from $xyz, right? Where is your beef. Contrary to the popular stance here...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 19085

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

... We most often report information - not from airlines or authorities - occasionally being disbelieved and questioned yet only to get confirmed later e.g. by accident investigation reports. We need to assess all information arriving here to decide if it is a fact, is it rumour, can it be cross ch...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 19085

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

What I find interesting that some posters started a bag of Philippicae over CZ over a more or less invented primary issues with some judicious topping from even more creative bashing. ( Same on AvHerald. ) I used to be a firm believer of avherald, but started questioning after AC 787 fuel emergency...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 19085

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

FR24 shows a different path, it didn't enter runway via W2 by turning left. got a link to the "different" path ( pretty please :-) avherald creates its own drawings based on information given by airlines. avherald creates their imagery from what they can get. not limited to airline handou...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 19085

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Thanks for the clarification now that makes sense to me. For some reason I was thinking the picture must have been taken off the airport grounds looking down the runway, but yeah clearly it was taken from the runway itself near the takeoff end. In the photo you can see the W2 taxiway sign, the prob...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air India One - B777-300
Replies: 8
Views: 4538

Re: New Air India One - B777-300

Air India so far took $580 Million loans for this two VVIP 77Ws.

$400 Million for Boeing delivery payments (other AI 77Ws were $135 M)
$180 Million for interiors.

That puts each frame at $290M.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Glad Alabama voters settled this for once. I suppose they are wiser than what others thought.

GOP lost one Senate seat and CNN lost 1000s of hours of coverage

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Moore must be eager to meet his interns. I hope McConnell had a line item in the budget for Moore settlements.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 19085

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

DoctorVenkman wrote:
... Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.


That rule is not applicable to most brand image sensitive entities.

The standard approach is to suppress evidence and argue there is no evidence.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 81061

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

... Totally; my analogy on responsibility is correct and your's is not: Boeing, Airbus, and virtually all companies hire expert subcontractors to design and supply things... That is standard business practice as no company can afford to become experts and produce everything. Legal standards also re...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 20649

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Why so much drama. Can't BA bring a spare engine and AOG team to finish repairs.

Or ferry it to VCV and say adios.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 33610

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Would this not be a subject for an insurance claim? If so, the insurance company would have some input on whether it is a write off or not, wouldn't it? I doubt if the aircraft was insured. As far as I know, most aircraft aren't. AFAIK even stored aircraft are insured. If it is leased/financed you ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet plans to launch Seaplane service with in the next 12 months
Replies: 8
Views: 2442

Re: SpiceJet plans to launch Seaplane service with in the next 12 months

Is there even a demand of this? Yes, plenty. India is severely underserved, both by plane, rail and road. India is just about to surpass China in terms of population, but unlike China, the Indian government hasn't undertaken massive infrastructure investments, and they don't restrict travel for the...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 14392

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

The long-standing tradition of low landings continues. In old days these stories were covered (up) by local print media. No one kept those records.

They just want to give a closeup view this magnificent bird to local folks. 5 airports done, 100 more to go.

The internet is bad.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 33610

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Next time junior doesn't turn off IFE, show these pictures.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Franken Resigns
Replies: 73
Views: 5288

Re: Senator Franken Resigns

Smerconish @CNN last evening coined an interesting theory about this announcement, claiming this is just posturing prior to AL Senate elections, i.e., just to claim short-term moral high ground. If Moore wins Franken will not leave Senate. Smerconish thinks Al Franken should have followed Trent Fran...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1744
Views: 126807

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

Every airport should get their fair share. Sorry, that's not how successful businesses work. Was it that hard to accept the reality, rather than throwing some meaningless stats from a bygone era of paper tickets, handwritten BPs. The consolidation at a hub makes it cheaper for a frame crew combinat...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Franken Resigns
Replies: 73
Views: 5288

Re: Senator Franken Resigns

And if I were a Democrat I'd vote against that process for two reasons: 1. You own Moore. He's your problem, not mine. Why should I bail you out? How is Moore my problem? Personal responsibility, perhaps? 2. The people of Alabama spoke. That's who they want in the Senate. It's not up to me to go ag...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1744
Views: 126807

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

...DTW doesnt have those options because its no where near the size of those markets. No, because airlines' network hub model in this country is turning into herding of passengers. No...its because Detroit is 1/3 the size of a market like Chicago. You cannot tell me with a straight face that someho...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Franken Resigns
Replies: 73
Views: 5288

Re: Senator Franken Resigns

lugie wrote:
Republicans won't do anything about it. .


My guess RNC will let Moore win, seat him, kick him out of Senate and let Governor replace with a different person and go for elections again. So they retain the seat.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1744
Views: 126807

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

LAXdude1023 wrote:
...DTW doesnt have those options because its no where near the size of those markets.


No, because airlines' network hub model in this country is turning into herding of passengers.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Franken Resigns
Replies: 73
Views: 5288

Re: Senator Franken Resigns

...They forced Franken out to make it appear they are taking some kind of moral high ground so that when or if Moore is elected they can say "Hey we care about women we cleaned our house what about you?" ... I don't think either side can claim any moral high-ground. Hollywood, liberal med...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 10786

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

Hmm. A stray thought just entered my mind. If the rise in Middle East tensions caused by Trump's latest move leads to increased oil prices, then Russia stands to gain significantly. They have been the worst hit by the tragic fall in global oil prices. This investment in Trump election might just pa...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1744
Views: 126807

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

... That said, you dont get to make things up to make an argument that you like. Detroit's Polish community is what it is. I havent said one thing that isnt factually correct on this issue. Like I said in the first reply to your post, my comment is not specific to Polish immigrant population. In th...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view
Replies: 20
Views: 4620

Re: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view

compensateme wrote:
Here's an example ...


Good catch compensateme.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 10786

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

Israel can pick a reasonable depth to make it safe. Israel wouldn't approve such a tunnel unless it went deep enough to reach the molten core. Seriously, your idea is a non sequitur. If you find the joke entertaining you'd best just keep it to yourself, it's not really funny. Do you have any seriou...

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