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by tommy1808
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4369

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

I’m not arguing with your overall premise. I’m just taking issue with your claim that the rich paid taxes at those high rates. That has been disproven multiple times on this forum. Lying by telling halb truth ... those loopholes they used where closed in 1986, the 39.6% tax rate applicable after th...

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by tommy1808
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4369

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

No Democrat politician is willing to admit that the Nordic model requires massive tax hikes on the middle class. No Republican politician is willing to admit that, despite the taxation level, some 80-90% percent of the people living in those nordic countries enjoy a much better lifestyle than 80-90...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Releasing the report on a Friday evening, during March Madness no less, pretty much tells us all we need to know about what's in it. Outside of staying clear of elections I don't think Mueller cares a bit about timing. Done is done. Look, I get that a lot of people hate Trump (I, myself, like him l...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Cohen wasn't convicted on his testimony only, but on the evidence laid out in the charging document. The judge said about that document that he agrees with the prosecutions opinions and made it his own. That includes Cohen being directed by Trump. He knows the evidence aside of Cohens guilty plead,...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

And as I’ve shown you, his guilty plea means nothing for Trump or his campaign. Mike Drop As i have shown you your hearsay argument is invalid, as the judge knows better than you what is and is applicable in court. He agrees Trump committed a felony. Your lame attempt to distract from Trump persona...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

I'm not aware of any fines or indictments of the Trump campaign for finance violations. If you are aware of any then perhaps you could post the link? Mike Drop Why would he re-post well known things? A federal judge has clearly stated in his ruling that the campaign finance violations committed by ...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

....... Obama campaign was fined - as you posted....has the trump Campaign been fined? ...and that's just for starters. BN747 I'm not aware of any fines or indictments of the Trump campaign for finance violations. If you are aware of any then perhaps you could post the link? Mike Drop Why would he ...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 268
Views: 51919

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Very good performance. Now i'm even more curious about the A35K... :scratchchin: 25% better than the 77W, which in turn is ~7% better than the A346.... I would think the higher payload makes the A359 look worse than it is. Best regards Thomas But you can't just speculate this way. 77W is a 20% larg...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

I was pretty sure you would avoid addressing what the plea deals and immunities have been granted for, just like anybody else. Best regards Thomas Gotcha. There actually has been a conviction establishing that Trump colluded with Russia. I had not realized that. Oddly enough, all of the media sourc...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

“No further indictments” is a pretty big indication, especially when none of the existing indictments involve actual collusion. Nope, it isn't. It is "no further indictments by the SCO" and you can't indict a sitting president anyways or Trump would already go to prison over his campaign ...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

For two years we’ve been hearing that the Mueller report will show that Trump colluded with Russia. All indications are that there is no such finding. . There are no indications one way or another.... but nice try promoting that spin. “No further indictments” is a pretty big indication, especially ...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4369

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

Collusion, collusion, Russians, Russians. Crap that didn’t work, ok deficit deficit, let’s try that That issue was being discussed pretty much since he took office. You just missed that... the right wing echo chamber was too busy spinning against the Mueller probe. Which tells you one thing: they a...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

For two years we’ve been hearing that the Mueller report will show that Trump colluded with Russia. All indications are that there is no such finding. . There are no indications one way or another.... but nice try promoting that spin. How can this be anything but a nightmare for the Democrats? Why ...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

In December 2017, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski :mrgreen: said the Trump Team was might be going to jail "for the rest of their lives." Manafort is sure happy that he isn't going to jail... oh.. wait a minute... In December 2018, Rep. Adam Schiff :spin: (D-Calif.) said Trump could be the first ...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4369

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

Deleted What a shame. I was looking forward to a truly “conservative” defense of these results. "Entitlements" Conservatives worked hard to redefine the word from something you are entitled to because you earned it, into stealing money from hard working Americans... which almost all of th...

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by tommy1808
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

........ Undlikely considering there are still about 20 black pages or so of indictments that we don't know, and that contain most of the meat of the story........ Best regards Thomas Can you provide a source for this assertion? CNBC says the opposite: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Many of us feel like when the results of the 2016 Presidential Election as to the EC came in, that sickening, angry, gut punch feeling that our expectations were dead wrong and realized Trump won. I bet when when Trump found out about the release of Mueller's 'final report' he had organisms not sin...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4369

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

I’m not sure what the complaint is here. . Other presidents turn a budget surplus in an economic boom without scaling back government. Just another proof that Trump is a total loser on top of breaking another campaign promis. He sqanders more money away, as in giving it to himself and his rich frie...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 13720

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

I've been wondering how the change in engine placement / size would result in an increased tendency yo pitch up (it's counter-intuitive, as the larger engine, farther forward would suggest CG shifted forward). The comment re thrust vector orientation makes sense. I also recall seeing reference to a...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

DOJ: No additional indictments coming from Mueller. Watching CNN reporters deliver this news through gritted teeth is priceless. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/40480324643_b662ea7aae_o.jpg Forecast for the weekend... widely scattered salt, followed by tears. Funny how high you all get that Tru...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Oh that's rich. Playing the, let's wait and see approach. I seem to recall many posters saying (whilst I lurked) that we should respect Mueller's findings. I'd like to see some of those posters own up to that in this thread. Set up for a straw man? Can you find anyone that has even suggested not to...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42269

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

Makes sense if they're German. The A320 was a mainstay at LH even before the wall fell. You mean alongside of lots of 737 and 747, the last of the former just retired, the latter still in revenue service in large numbers? By the time the wall came down LH had a total of two A320 in the fleet, the &...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42269

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

Friends working at tap and SK tell me many customers ask if they fly the max... Happy to hear not. All former Norwegian passengers likely. I guess now that they are grounded passengers feel better to book with airlines that ordered the faulty plane. It's even worse... literally everyone was asking ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42269

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

Friends working at tap and SK tell me many customers ask if they fly the max... Happy to hear not. All former Norwegian passengers likely. I guess now that they are grounded passengers feel better to book with airlines that ordered the faulty plane. It's even worse... literally everyone was asking ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9505

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

of course until the mid 2000's, no Taiwanese airline would be allowed to fly over China to Europe, thus the flights to Europe on CI and BR going from Bangkok, rather than nonstops from Taipei. Flights are still not going over China in any other way that using traffic rights from and to Hongkong air...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9505

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

Don't know if this is a one off, but I don't recall seeing this before. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua82#1fdfc236 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua48#1fe2b022 The overfly charges of Iranian Airspace is probably some good cash for the Iranian Government. Since they would a...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4369

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

Must all be some preparation to whipe out all debt by the end of his presidency, as promised, that we just don't understand.....

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

This thing is far from over. BN747 Oh it's over. Ah .... the NIKV69 misinformation campaign continued... Everyone said he would resign from office. He didn't Who is that everyone? I never heard anyone even suggesting that beyond some sort of Nixonesk deal. Everyone said he would be impeached and re...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Seriously, some are saying well SDNY still can press charges which is great except a FEDERAL PROSECUTOR stated supposedly that there are no further crimes to be prosecuted. Oh really... you do know that in order to prosecute Trump an grand jury needed to indict him, which being a sitting president ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

One interesting component of this is that the Obama executive branch spied on the Trump campaign under the pretext of Russian collusion. If there was no collusion Obama’s spying is a pretty scary thing. This Russian intelligence offered dirt on Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton. The FBI got wind of ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37670

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Just to put it on paper, while there's nothing I'd love more than seeing Trump and his family behind bars having been convicted of collusion with a foreign power, it's my strong suspicion that the Mueller Report will tell us very little that we don't already know. No recommendations to charge any m...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4662

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Dieuwer wrote:
As a side note: Kudos to Brazil for revoking their visa requirement for US, Australia, Canada, and Japan.


Right wingers are pretty much always pushover.... he probably just got a wad of cash from some tourism company.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5564

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

"Trump has not committed any crime" is disinformation, but nice try. Best regards Thomas Ok, let me be more specific. Trump has neither been charged nor convicted of any crimes associated with alleged Russin collusion, despite a 2 year investigation by many opposition lawyers, 2 years is ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5564

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

I’m more than happy for the US to close all European bases. Their Arab spring strategy in the Mediterranean was a disaster. Whose strategy was that? BHO and HRC. Yes, Obama’s Arab strategy was a disaster. Libya - disaster, much less stable now Egypt - disaster, less stable now Syria - disaster, muc...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 71
Views: 9856

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

I'm pretty sure most other posters were smart enough to know that I'm smart enough to know that there is in reality no such thing as zero probability. Well.... a 737max disappearing and reappearing in orbit around Jupiter has a non-zero probability ;) Safety first used to the mantra in aviation, ev...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5564

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Whose strategy was that? BHO and HRC. One screw up matters to an even bigger screw up how? Best regards Thomas So you admit BHO hRC screw up. You would need to live in a truly thick walled bubble to not see that as a colossal screw up. What is the other to which you refer? The US stand, and hence i...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 6914

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Sikhs are a very peaceful group of people , what a joke Hmm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Indira_Gandhi The person who assassinated Kennedy was a Christian, Hitler was a Christian too.. what say you about Christians now? ..and one that justified the genocide with Christian doctrin...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5564

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

SteelChair wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
I’m more than happy for the US to close all European bases. Their Arab spring strategy in the Mediterranean was a disaster.


Whose strategy was that?

BHO and HRC.


One screw up matters to an even bigger screw up how?

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5598

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Subsidizing a product reduces the economic viability of competitors. That’s a negative all around. That would be correct if only one of a number of manufacturers had that advantage. As it is, not a single modern airliner has been launched without some sort of subsidy. Unfortunately, it also means t...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44137

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Or maybe... just maybe... it's because the subject of investigation keeps blessing the investigator with mountains of new content every time he opens his phone or mouth even while those he's previously surrounded himself with continue to get sentenced to prison time? By this time you can have prett...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44137

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

I wonder why one investigation can take so much longer than the other. Is it because the investigation itself is more difficult? Or is it the competence of the investigator? Or something else?. In this case it would appear Mueller has a lot more people to indict than other investigators, so workloa...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44137

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

I simply was wondering when the report is expected to be ready, and be ready for us to read. When Mueller is done and the AG either decides to make it public of someone successfully subpoenaed it. Precisely at that time. Happy now? It not a good question considering that neither Mueller, nor the AG...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats pandering for votes
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Democrats pandering for votes

they should watch their words. Careful.. this thread was supposed to be the snowflakes safe space.... Watching Fox Libel, how many crime families has Keyza Soze's dumb brothers hitman made up so far, just doesn't have the interactive qualities of a "facts have a liberal bias" support grou...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats pandering for votes
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Democrats pandering for votes

I have to ask the liberal people on this forum of which there are many. Just exactly what won't your party do to get a vote? Suppress voters Collude with the Russians Promising other countries pay for stuff when they clearly won't Felons? Oh yeah they have done their time so lets make sure we get t...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 6914

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Now, I won't speak for the rest of the world, but in the US, college and workplaces over the past decade have leaned to create "safe spaces". A safe space is a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, ...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supercars and Hypercars Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1944

Re: Supercars and Hypercars Thread

I fell in love with the Bugatti EB110 back in the late 90's (if you look it up, ignore the blue ones... focus on the black and silver ones... gorgeous - if in a blocky, late 90's kind of way). I've been a fan ever since - Veyron, Chiron, Divo. I like'em all. Interestingly the EB110 isn't really fas...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 71
Views: 9856

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

B737900ER wrote:
Name an aircraft program that hasn’t has a crash.


A350, A380, A340*, 717, 787, C-series,....

Best regards
Thomas

*all hull loses on the ground

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings vs Eurowings
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Germanwings vs Eurowings

Can someone please explain the need for two airlines that appear to offer the same service. I thought the Germanwings brand was supposed go once Eurowings was up and running? Germanwings pays more than Eurowings, but most of GWI staff will give LH the finger if they are forced to switch. So, for th...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1820

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
More like, proves this guy is really, really stupid.


That was a given with the tattoo on the same level than tattooing your girlfriend of two weeks name ....

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11368

Re: Politics and the 737Max

Expect this to run as follows: Essentially the same thing happened on the 787. Lots of noise about the boom box for the battery and a bullet proof pipe to take a leak when necessary. Fix the electrical issues ( overcharging, bad charge management, ... ) out of view. I am sure the managers of the di...

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