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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11566

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is very weak outside of South America and Europe. Seems you're excluding anti-trust immunized joint venture partners with that statement, which is short-sighted. As of course you know, when you include JV carriers like AM and KE, Delta's JVs are exceptionally strong when it comes to network b...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5374

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

DTW-BGW and DTW-BEY are givens as soon asthe security restrictions are removed and flights are allowed between the Lebanon, Iraq and the US. And which magical airline with the appropriate equipment would fly those now? Given the title of the thread is whether UA, DL, or AA will ever return to the M...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 208
Views: 7457

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

—by what metric is is California last in education? K-12 ranks perennially in the bottom 5, generally jostling with Mississippi for position - but does rank among the highest in spending. I'm not looking it up again, be my guest. It doesn't though, so how about go ahead and cite your source or just...

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by winginit
Fri May 17, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12989

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12989

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117047

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I do not understand why DL deserves more route authorities than UA or AA. AA should have atleast gotten 3 authorities and started service from LAS. I hope AA challenges this ruling. LAS was a throwaway bid from AA just like #2 HNL was a throwaway bid from DL. If AA truly wanted more they would have...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 208
Views: 7457

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Exactly. The law is crystal clear especially in the United States - abortion is not murder. End of story and backed now by decades of legal precedent. . Fine. Define the exact parameters.. Maybe I should have clarified as it would seem you're unfamiliar with Roe vs. Wade? I'll recap the ruling for ...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 3560

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Wait... you mean to tell me that Republicans are drumming up questionable threats to fuel their historically unyielding appetite for war? Shocking, just shocking I tell you...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 208
Views: 7457

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

If you are against abortion, then don't have one. But don't make your beliefs mandatory for others. Man, this is 50 years back in time. Exactly. The law is crystal clear especially in the United States - abortion is not murder. End of story and backed now by decades of legal precedent. If your reli...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12989

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

US companies do very little business in China. Please elaborate if you could with facts and figures, because that seems a comical statement without a point of comparison or broader context. Yes, China typically mandates that foreign companies partner with a Chinese company in a joint venture in ord...

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2177

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

If the Democrats really believed that Trump did something worthy of impeachment, the House would impeach. After all, this would set them up beautifully for the next election cycle if they could show that the Republican controlled Senate punted. But of course there really isn't enough to impeach on....

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3262

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4169

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

Apart from charters are there scheduled carriers besides the below?

Avior: MIA-CCS/BLA
Estelar: MIA-CCS/MAR

Seems the impact won't be meaningful at all.

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by winginit
Tue May 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Let's not be Stingy. Trump has had an Amazing ride on the Stock Market. But what you won't hear from the Trumpies? Obama did it better. "Trumpies" aren't the making the fatal mistake of making a "level" comparison of a low point with a high point. On absolute terms, Trump's DOW ...

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by winginit
Sat May 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5574

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

It may be close to the approval of the DL & WS JV, I remember someone mentioning on here that the proposed JV will get approved either this month or June. How sure are we that the proposed DL/WS JV is going to be approved without concessions? I recall back when the AC/UA transborder JV was appr...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

China tariffs went into effect. Trump apparently doesn't think we need to rush a deal. The stock market ended the day on a relatively higher note, but I think it will go down heavily on Monday. In addition: 1. He keeps insisting that tariffs are pouring money into the Treasury (hint: it's not). 2. ...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5042

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5042

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5042

Re: Trump's losses in business

Tariffs are fine for short term strategic use. Long term tariffs, as others have said, are just a tax on the American consumer. Others have stated that yet our President either simply refuses to acknowledge that very basic reality or is too stupid to know how tariffs actually work as he implies ove...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5042

Re: Trump's losses in business

OK, I am now a 100% sure he is insane, he just tweeted: Talks with China continue in a very congenial manner - there is absolutely no need to rush - as Tariffs are NOW being paid to the United States by China of 25% on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods & products. These massive payments go dir...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9728

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

This is going to be one of those threads where OP sneaks away and is never heard from again isn't it...

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by winginit
Thu May 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

Texas Sen. Cornyn claims the subpoena smacks of politics and he is going to have a discussion with the chairman Sen. Barr. Apparently most of the GOP really don't want to find the truth. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/442906-key-gop-senator-says-intel-subpoena-to-trump-jr-smacks-of-politics Ba...

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21500

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

The reference here is to Net Promoter Score, which is the product of surveys that passengers get emailed to them after flights. There are also third parties who engage in surveying (with much smaller sample sizes) to compare across airlines. Stache is correct in saying that airline NPS metrics are o...

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2660

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Who?

If you're not in a position where you can ask airline CEOs questions on earnings calls, you're not a serious aviation analyst.

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3475

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Not to be unkind, but Mr. Nadler does seem to be suffering from the effects of old age where senility is becoming increasingly apparent. This was readily apparent when Candice Owens was offering testimony to congress and he accused her of saying things she did not say. It seemed like he didn't have...

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5042

Re: trumps losses in business.

You mean to tell me that Donald Trump is actually in fact bad at something that he's previously claimed to be good at? In this case business?

Absolutely shocking... said no one...

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by winginit
Tue May 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

In related news, Trump-appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray is refuting Barr's claims that 'spying' took place on the Trump campaign.

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by winginit
Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

What's genuinely shocking is that no one in the administration has said why they're picking this trade war with China. There's been no stated goal or outcome. Meanwhile, the subsidies that are being paid out to American soybean farmers whose Chinese buyers have evaporated because of this spat far ou...

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by winginit
Sat May 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Hey at least we're finally admitting tax cuts worked! You and I seemingly have very different definitions of what defines whether a tax cut 'worked'. In the 28 months that Donald Trump has been President, 5,652,000 total nonfarm jobs have been created per the Bureau of Labor Statistics . As you'll ...

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by winginit
Sat May 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2453

Re: Democratic Field Set

Magog wrote:
dmg626 wrote:
winginit wrote:

Wait... is Hunter Biden running for President? I was unaware...


Families are off limits, unless it’s Trumps family

Sorry. I forgot that rule.


Families are off limits, unless nepotism brings them into the administration.

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by winginit
Sat May 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2453

Re: Democratic Field Set

I'm sure there's a perfectly innocent explanation for why Hunter Biden received $50,000 per month from a Ukrainian energy company and stepped down last month, which just happened to be the same month his father announced his presidential campaign. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/us/politics/bide...

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by winginit
Sat May 04, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
You want to balance budget, you either cut a lot of benefits or a large increase in taxes.


Or, and hear me out on this one because I know it's likely a shattering contrast to your worldview... but you could... just maybe... do BOTH. I believe they call that a compromise. Crazy right?

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Hey at least we're finally admitting tax cuts worked! You and I seemingly have very different definitions of what defines whether a tax cut 'worked'. In the 28 months that Donald Trump has been President, 5,652,000 total nonfarm jobs have been created per the Bureau of Labor Statistics . As you'll ...

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21256

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Economy is still chugging along. The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low of 3.6% from 3.8%, though that drop reflected a rise in the number of people who stopped looking for work. Average hourly pay rose 3.2% from 12 months earlier, a healthy increase that matched the increase in March. Yea...

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6920

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Also, Ukraine is going to be very interesting in the coming days/weeks/months as it's becoming increasingly clear that the clinton campaign was working with the Ukrainian government for information about Manafort. Is that becoming clear? Source? Even The Hill is only tying a 'DNC contractor' to wor...

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2453

Re: Democratic Field Set

Lately, the Democrats have been working overtime to destroy any credibility they once had. It's like the Democrats are the gift that keeps on giving toward a landslide for The Mighty Orange One in 2020. While they're pretty meaningless this far out, just about every single 2020 poll disagrees with ...

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9119

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

There was a lengthy thread on this exact topic last year here. The competitive landscape, drivers, or players have not changed. No need for a new thread.

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2453

Re: Democratic Field Set

Lately, the Democrats have been working overtime to destroy any credibility they once had. It's like the Democrats are the gift that keeps on giving toward a landslide for The Mighty Orange One in 2020. While they're pretty meaningless this far out, just about every single 2020 poll disagrees with ...

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by winginit
Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senate GOP Blocking WH on USMCA Over Tariffs
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Senate GOP Blocking WH on USMCA Over Tariffs

Now hold on just a minute... it's almost... it's almost as if prior to Trump, the Republican Party was actually against tariffs in favor of free trade... could it be that some of them have protected at least a few of their core beliefs from the corruption of the oompa loompa in charge? Shocking!

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by winginit
Thu May 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7899

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Why hasn´t DL expanded since retiring the 747? I mean UA has expanded it´s international network since retiring the 747. Why hasn´t DL done so? I think you need to be more specific with your question. DL has expanded capacity, both domestic and international, every single year since 2013. Some opin...

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by winginit
Wed May 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

I actually think the buck will stop before Obama and he will be officially completely exonerated, no matter what he did or knew. I also think Obama thought the same thing and in part explains his boldness. No way America will stand for the indictment or dishonoring of the first “black” President, n...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No Biden and No Trump. Who?
Replies: 30
Views: 1423

Re: No Biden and No Trump. Who?

Buttigieg

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by winginit
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

With the Russia Gate frame job behind us, we have an AG that is not corrupt like Obama's AG was and real investigations can now start against crooked treasonous Hillery. ...followed closely by this jaw-dropping statement. Simply insane. Ya, I know. Actual facts don't matter and feelings are more im...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

afcjets wrote:
I just heard on Fox, the Inspector General has been working on this report for a year and it will likely be out in the next 60 days.


:lol:

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by winginit
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

You didn't answer my question though. Trump campaigned on 'lock her up', and he's had two and a half years to indict Hillary Clinton and... nothing... why is that? Why are you allowing him to break campaign promises without pressure? Not really, during a debate with Hillary he came back at her with...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When is "Arrival"
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

Re: When is "Arrival"

From what I understand it's when you 'block in', which is when the parking brake is is put on and blocks are put on each side of the aircraft's tires and the pilot is thus clear to turn off the seat belt sign.

Said differently, it's the 'ding!'

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by winginit
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

With the Obama administration we just have probable cause, which is why the investigations are just now getting started. They would have started earlier but Trump’s advisors told him to wait until the Mueller report was complete. It's adorable that you think genuine investigations are going to be m...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

With the Obama administration we just have probable cause, which is why the investigations are just now getting started. They would have started earlier but Trump’s advisors told him to wait until the Mueller report was complete. It's adorable that you think genuine investigations are going to be m...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7411

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Just finished listening to the call. Interesting commentary that the Pacific was the best performing entity led by Hong Kong & Japan outperforming both Atlantic & Latin. China improved too with code-shares to interior China out of PEK/PVG on CZ. Finally AA is making profits in the Pacific a...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6912

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

Because only Trump was spied on by the Obama administration, not Hillary, even though Hillary proactively sought help from Russia vs some Russian saying to his son, I've got dirt on Hillary, want to hear it, even though he didn't have dirt on Hillary, more proof it was a setup. Also it was illegal ...

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