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by lebda
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care
Replies: 134
Views: 3663

Re: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care

God this is so stupid and blatantly wrong. I'm from the metro area and this couldn't be any farther from the truth. About every month or so, a far-right group from Vancouver, WA - Patriot Prayer - has a rally in downtown Portland. They gather under the guise of "free speech protection" and...

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by lebda
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12107

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Again with that godawful giant font, too. Can the airline industry please give these poor planes a break?

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by lebda
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 33406

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I'm very impressed with their rebranding. I think it looks even nicer than their old livery, which is kinda a rare thing nowadays considering some of the stuff that's been rolled out recently.

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by lebda
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3216

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Currently? In no particular order: Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Inuit, Air Belgium, TAAG Angola, Etihad. But from the past? British Airways' Landor scheme and the one that came before it, hands down my favorite. American Airlines, Alitalia, Western Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are honora...

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by lebda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation fan killed by drunk driver
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: A thread you should probably read...

Awful. My heart goes out to Andrew's family and friends.

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by lebda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1395

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

I feel like the American government has been doing these little, gradual things in the international sphere to purposefully set itself up for war with Iran. You'd think they'd learn after Vietnam and Iraq that elective wars are a terrible idea but I guess not. All I'm saying is, it isn't the politic...

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by lebda
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21721

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Good Lord, that thing is a behemoth. I love it.

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by lebda
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17037

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

That's really exciting. Hope I can get a chance to hop on it sometime soon.

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by lebda
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3949

Re: Mariner has passed away

Mariner wrote Breaker Morant? WHAT? I had no clue.

Oh man, that's so sad. In the years I lurked here, I always appreciated reading his posts. He always seemed so nice and level-headed.

My condolences. He will be missed.

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by lebda
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 4497

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

Good lord, some of you guys are assholes. And over something that might be completely overstated. The only two sources reporting on this are Daily Mail and Fox, both of which are infamous for exaggerating their stories. We don't have all of the details here.

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by lebda
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 3862

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

It's a sad day for emotional support turkeys everywhere.

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by lebda
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94172

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I don't believe in people snapping Whether you believe it or not, it's a scientific fact. It's called a "psychotic break", and you can look that term up. (I had a family member who went through that.) This is why it's usually pointless to ask "why" in cases like this (as well as...

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by lebda
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94172

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Oh God, so that's why we were getting diversions from SEA-bound planes down here. This is crazy on so many levels. I just went on a trip from PDX to SEA and the first plane I saw at the Horizon gate was N449QX. I also live right under a major approach pattern for PDX and probably have seen this spec...

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by lebda
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Years to the Day: MH17
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Four Years to the Day: MH17

DL757NYC wrote:
I flew on a zed from BKK to KUL a day or two after. I was the only passenger on the plane. The crew were in the back crying. I felt horrible told them don’t worry I won’t need anything during the flight


God that's heartbreaking. :(

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by lebda
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10284

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Here's a picture taken by a passenger on the flight:

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by lebda
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8220

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

All you need is a little bit of duct tape and she'll be as good as new.

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by lebda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12815

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has cha...

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by lebda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12815

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has chan...

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by lebda
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16965

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

In other news: airliners.net is outraged at nothing again. This service wasn't meant to cater towards you. Nobody's forcing you to use it at gunpoint. Don't like it, then choose another airline. If somebody wants to start an airline where people from smaller, specific communities might feel safer us...

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by lebda
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3897

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

dampfnudel wrote:
Very creative safety video. I wasn’t digging that dark mustard color men’s uniform 1979-1982.


Nah man, speak for yourself. I was living for it.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8904

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

2-5-2 was pretty standard up until recently. It's kinda a throwback from when L-1011s and DC-10s were popular, as both generally had the same seat config.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7215

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

In all seriousness though, this is concerning. Can't believe I only heard about this incident just now.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7215

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

sevenair wrote:
What is it with Canada and seriously messed up NPAs? Don't they do height checks?it happened on an Airbus it nearly ended in tears for a Boeing so it's not type specific. Disappointing.


They can't help it, they're Canadian. :duck:

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4392

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I realize I'm just a bitter, petty artist, but I hate the weird swoopy Qantas-wannabe tail trend that's been a feature of almost all current livery redos. Plus the billboard text, and how they take the old logos and magnify them by 100+. It comes off as kinda tacky and unpolished. Who comes up with ...

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12840

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

120 million is enough money to contribute to far more productive causes. Like somebody else said, funding more searches for MH370, or maybe funding charter flights for civilians out of war zones or air medical services.

I love the Concorde too, but it ain't coming back. Let it rest.

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by lebda
Thu May 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1873

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

Why are you still complaining about "illegal" immigrants anyway? These two women are American. Pretty crappy of you to assume by default Spanish-speakers aren't citizens, and then from there that if they aren't citizens, they're somehow less than human.

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by lebda
Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1873

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

texdravid, if you live in Texas, then why are you speaking English instead of Kiikaapoa, Hasínay, or Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ̲? We oughta set up checkpoints for those pesky English-speaking illegals...

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by lebda
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19551

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to...

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by lebda
Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19551

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to ...

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by lebda
Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

Re: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better

You also cannot deny that Animal Planet would be better if the logo still had an elephant on it.

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by lebda
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'
Replies: 35
Views: 1026

Re: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'

I've been studying this case for the past few years, and it really shocked me considering I grew up in and have family in the areas where he struck, and I never even knew about that history while I lived there. It's incredible to me that he was caught. I knew it was bound to happen some day, but I d...

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by lebda
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118741

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

God, that's really tragic for that passenger and her family, and I can't imagine it feels too great for the crew, either. Totally not their fault. Hats off to them for their quick actions and WN's professionalism, though. But a side note, the CFM56 is the same type of engine that failed on another W...

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by lebda
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 2857

Re: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight

Damn, it only took two posts for this to become classist for no reason at all.

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by lebda
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 20072

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

God, my condolences to everybody who knew her.

Workplace-related suicides are serious. Being a crew member on international routes places an incredible amount of stress on people. It wouldn't surprise me at all if that were a part of why she took her life.

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by lebda
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6464

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Looks amazing.

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by lebda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17579

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Is it bad that I laughed?

I mean, obviously you shouldn't be working in customer service if you don't have an endless amount of patience, and even if the passenger was genuinely a fucking asshole, you don't tell them that, but that baggage guy's reaction is gold.

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by lebda
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6093

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

I'm actually more surprised in the fact Seattle/Washington is becoming more crazy than California. Oh well, all the businesses should pack up and move to California anyway (who is also doing better economically as well), then the People's Republic of Washington can see what a failure this is. I liv...

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by lebda
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207443

Re: LH introduces revised livery

God, liveries are really getting uglier and uglier. Everybody has a livery like that nowadays, can't they be a little bit more imaginative?

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by lebda
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 14464

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

Lol and there are 757's, 767's, and 747-400's from getting trashed left and right that were all built between '99 and 2004. They don't build 'em like they used to - that's what crack and hip hop "culture" will do to a country. Yeah, those darn kids with their swing dancing and phonographs...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 55
Views: 14454

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

That terrible picture recovered from JAL 123 came to mind, but somebody already posted that. UA 811 is another that has some, but I'm not sure if it counts considering almost everybody survived and the plane was subsequently repaired and returned to service: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/media/1772044...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 16681

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

...............I actually like them.

For the past couple of decades most American uniforms have looked like something you'd wear to a funeral. The color is a nice change and the uniforms are recognizable.

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by lebda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why all of the diversions from EUG?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Why all of the diversions from EUG?

Ohhhh it's a visibility thing? Weird. I'm not too far away and it's all sunny and nice out. Must be the valley.

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by lebda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why all of the diversions from EUG?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Why all of the diversions from EUG?

I noticed that SY 8024, UA 1513, and DL 4680 have all diverted to nearby airports instead of arriving at EUG. What's up?

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by lebda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken window on El Al 787-9 at LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 5421

Re: Pop goes the winow

Just get a garbage bag and some duct tape and she's good as new. :veryhappy:

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by lebda
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9902

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Ohhhh God let's see... Scoot is what my dog does on the carpet. SCAT and Wizz need no explanation. Aer Lingus is kinda dirty. 1Time, Blue 1, Air 2000, FlyMe, Bingo Airways, Trip, V-bird, Skytaxi, First Choice Airways, go!, and easyJet are all pretty uninspiring. But as far as branding goes, I've alw...

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by lebda
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA
Replies: 16
Views: 9673

Re: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA

Love that Hawaiian Air Cargo sign!

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by lebda
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17460

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Remember everyone, 1984 was meant to be a warning not a guide, yet some of you would love for it to be a reality. It's scary that people are believing "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength" should be enforced. George Orwell himself fought against Spanish fascists and wa...

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by lebda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17460

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Everywhere where communism has been tried it has failed to deliver and has resulted in a brutal dictatorsip of some form. How many more times must it be tried until we can all agree that it is a failure and little better than Nazism (in practise I mean). As far as antifa goes, I'm not convinced of ...

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by lebda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17460

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Simple. Shops all around the western world sell communist themed stuff without any issues, yet anything with swastika is suddenly a huge no no. You can also see a lot of hammers and sickles in leftist demonstrations without anyone condemning their use. Germany banned swastika, yet not symbols of So...

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by lebda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van attack in Barcelona
Replies: 67
Views: 3187

Re: Van attack in Barcelona

Can we focus on the victims of this attack and not exploit their deaths for whatever politics you wanna push? This is tragic. :(

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