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by WIederling
Mon May 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What cargo van? (Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: What cargo van? (Canada)

seb146 wrote:
I have also heard the NV200 weigh more.


In Germany the NV200 is said to be a fuel guzzler.
( we may have funny ideas about fuel economy though.)

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by WIederling
Mon May 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4616

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Freakysh wrote:
Americans are inherently violent.


So are others.
The difference is a regression back beyond "an eye for an eye ..".

result: --> shooting somebody for potentially bending ones wiperblades is OK
( I felt "threatened", a perversion of "stand your ground" doctrine.)

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by WIederling
Mon May 21, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 157
Views: 17201

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

speedbird52 wrote:
I feel like grooming is the least of US cabin crews many issues


mental grooming ?

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by WIederling
Mon May 21, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 157
Views: 17201

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

gwrudolph wrote:
You are so correct! Being exhaused (even if it is true) is no excuse for not dressing professionally in your company-provided uniform!


Who pays ?

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by WIederling
Sun May 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 20582

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

To be honest this assumption that the proposed 797 and A321NEO compete directly in the same market is a bit of a stretch. So how many purchases of the A321 over the A320 is due to the additional pax and not related to range? A321NEO now provides increased capacity with the range only the A320 achie...

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by WIederling
Sun May 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr

bagoldex wrote:
I'm surprised those on the extreme right aren't taking this as an opportunity to advocate home schooling.


what is more prevalent?

Home Shootings
or
School Shootings :-)

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by WIederling
Sat May 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1075

Re: Super yachts

https://yachtharbour.com/static/uploads/2390_a91a7.jpg Any idea what the grey "secondary" bridge on the forecastle is for ? This: https://cdn.boatinternational.com/images/20160720/1-120241l-320x180.jpg Hrm, Thanks! Any idea ( or images) on how that is deployed? ( Like the ship eating maw ...

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by WIederling
Sat May 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Empty weight of 777x vs 747
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Empty weight of 777x vs 747

Is the 164,000kg a typo? It's what was written. But note that many on a.net view Aspire Aviation's blog as "junk journalism" and view their content as worthless. ref: https://web.archive.org/web/20171023174322/http://www.aspireaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Boeing-Airbus-widebody...

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by WIederling
Sat May 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1075

Re: Super yachts

Kiwirob wrote:
Image


Any idea what the grey "secondary" bridge on the forecastle is for ?

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by WIederling
Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24727

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

There is only one thing that counts and nobody is bothering to talk about it. Which company makes the most money per plane delivered? Whenever we talk about that. The conversation goes down the same ugly repetitive program vs unit accounting debate Average it out over a ten year period. That is not...

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by WIederling
Sat May 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24727

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

OK we're straying from the topic.. why is the A350 so expensive.. parts, labor, process, transport????? If parts and labor are equal between the 787 and A350, that leaves process and transport. Is there anything else? Sales prices are more determined by what the customer ( might ) think it is worth...

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by WIederling
Fri May 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 157
Views: 17201

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

I think this is largely a US issue. I find that Americans, in general, care less about grooming standards than many other western countries around the world. Americans also value individualism so it has to be difficult for airlines and other employers to enforce strict uniform standards. Ever seen ...

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by WIederling
Fri May 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 744
Views: 23077

Re: From Russia with truth

Would not expect otherwise from a notorious Putinversteher ... :roll: Brilliant how indoctrination works and how effective propaganda actually is. This is so much like medieval witch hunt times. "Earth is flat and at the center of the universe. If you do not follow our lead we will burn you on...

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by WIederling
Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

France was and is always known to have very high social security employer contributions. While most everybody else forced high wage rises Germany ( Schröder: Agenda 2010 ) had a decade of (very) moderate wage improvements. ( and some redistribution of shared 50/50 health cost to a model of a frozen...

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by WIederling
Thu May 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 744
Views: 23077

Re: From Russia with truth

Regarding Russia, it's a shame targeted political assassinations are frowned upon. Putin needs to be taken out. It's also a shame that the people of Russia stood idly by as their democracy turned into a mafia state. WEAK! Presidential candidate Yeltsin was instantiated by way of massive ( and rathe...

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by WIederling
Thu May 17, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24727

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

That approach favors the A350 panels design as the entire section can be jigged. The moving line works much better with barrels as it avoids the large jigs. The barrel sections as they come out of the autoclave are wobbly as can be. You need to carefully jig them up to insert the frames without bin...

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by WIederling
Thu May 17, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24727

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

kanban wrote:
The other thing that wasn't stated was of those workforce numbers what were the actual applied hours vs. the employee clock hours?


clocked vs. planned or clocked vs invisible overtime ...

Lead me ? :-)

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by WIederling
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18489

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

... some facts and data. Hard data is that the 787 MTOW seems to be up against a hard wall. last 5..8 years have just squeezed another ton or two out of the design. The wing is thin. not much room behind the wingbox to stow more gear. Then it is not only about per tire loading but also about the ar...

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by WIederling
Wed May 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24727

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Seems like the answer to my question of how aircraft pricing is determined is simply "black magic" then. My impression is that list prices have a relation to "product useability" value ( relative to other products .. ) i.e. pricing delta between list numbers is the summ of all r...

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by WIederling
Wed May 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18489

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

My point was the 787-9 has 4 doors which should allow 440 seats, but the FAA says only 381 are allowed. Not all doors are equal ( and the spacing neither i.e. you may have the doors right but the spacing "wrong" :-) : ref: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf...

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by WIederling
Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 744
Views: 23077

Re: From Russia with truth

America isn't an autocratic country without checks and balances, like Putin's Russia. The US is not autocratic. I give you that. But those checks and balances seem to have been neutered rather carefully. Just look at that dealmaking judicative, pork barrel legislation, an alien infested POTUS with ...

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by WIederling
Wed May 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 744
Views: 23077

Re: From Russia with truth

Dutch Government Dropping Kaspersky Software Over Spying Fears The Dutch government is phasing out the use of anti-virus software made by Russian firm Kaspersky Lab amid fears of possible spying, despite vehement denials by the Moscow-based cybersecurity company. The Dutch Justice and Security mini...

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by WIederling
Tue May 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 744
Views: 23077

Re: From Russia with truth

And I guess Scorpius didn't like the comments made about the MS-21 and had them removed ................................. So perhaps he can have this comment removed as well since he dislikes all negative comments about Russia. Bad hair day, Dutchy? You can bring a post to the attention of the mode...

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by WIederling
Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18489

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

No they have the same exit limit for number of doors. They are not approved for the same exit limits for seating in real operations. Boeing specs from: 787 Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning are as follows. 787-8 limits 359 seats all-economy seats; FAA exit limit = 381 seats. 787-9 limit...

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by WIederling
Tue May 15, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18489

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Nice to see someone else using actual ACAP data, rather than just the usual well wikipedia says this comments. WP usually reflects those ACAPS numbers too. What lala numbers some people here reference is usually scraped from some lopsided article that fits their agenda. caveat: A332,A333 OEW number...

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by WIederling
Tue May 15, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Forgive me for not knowing about an obscure Dutch language satire website. Seeing the reactions it got here makes me think nobody else does either. The computer translated article didn't mention shooting anyone. I didn't know that either. But it was obvious : "shooting french people to avoid a...

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by WIederling
Mon May 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Seeing this is an English language forum with rules stating posts must be made in English I think you should translate the article so to avoid these mistakes in the future. ROFL! need a hanky? "de Speld" is comparable to "The Onion" "news"site :-) . getting informed is...

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by WIederling
Mon May 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 22993

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

ikramerica wrote:
Speed Tape!


Nah, just reinflate. :-)

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5598

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

So she disrupts everyone who made it on time with a boarding pass in hand because she was late and felt so entitled as to create a scene and further delay everyone. The usual suspects. No ticket -> no boarding pass -> How did she get admission to the plane? something like a "Bahnsteigkarte&quo...

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GFRP vs CFRP
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

Re: GFRP vs CFRP

Which is interesting considering the MiG-25 used Steel instead of Titanium because they were having difficulty working with it back then! While the SR-71 was mostly Titanium, actually acquired from the USSR. It'd be interesting to see the cost per frame differences between MIG-25 and SR-71. ( 5 to ...

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pakistan relations about to get a lot worse?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: U.S. Pakistan relations about to get a lot worse?

"Pakistan has prevented a US diplomat from leaving the country after he allegedly killed a motorcyclist by driving through a red light last month ." If he has a diplomatic passport, then Pakistan has no right to detain him. As much as I dislike the concept of anyone being above the law of...

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel and Iran trade fire
Replies: 60
Views: 1759

Re: Israel and Iran trade fire

Their military is suddenly camped out on Israel's doorstep and they openly call for Israel's destruction and the extermination of all Jews. If you haven't noticed already: Syria is right next to Israel. Iran supporting Syria with its military is not suddenly there either. The I'd read the original ...

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pakistan relations about to get a lot worse?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: U.S. Pakistan relations about to get a lot worse?

"Pakistan has prevented a US diplomat from leaving the country after he
allegedly killed a motorcyclist by driving through a red light last month."

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where all this got started
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Where all this got started

Somehow everyone so far has missed the point that Reagan traded arms to the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran to defeat Carter - and nobody was outraged. And they're still not outraged. What more can I say? That Reagan('s Team) arranged the core stuff while Carter held office and _before_ Reagan was voted...

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Differential 787 vs 777X
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Weight Differential 787 vs 777X

RJMAZ wrote:
This metal grid acts as a sensor to detect internal delamination and has some other purposes. The wings aren't deemed as critical in terms of cracking so they can wait until normal inspection methods.


Aha.
You don't perchance have a link to some learned article on that around?

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by WIederling
Sun May 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18489

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

seahawk wrote:
Still the route is flown by the 787.


You have to work with the horses in your stable.
Early 787 customers surf on exceptional pricing ( and from an earlier "what to buy" decission.)

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by WIederling
Sat May 12, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 111
Views: 15950

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

The A359 engines will have more thrust than a 788 and probably more than a 789 depending on aircraft weight at any given time during cruise...but I imagine that the engines on the A350 are a bit farther away from the fuselage. The 787 also has a different air conditioning system with compressor mot...

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by WIederling
Sat May 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21761

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

All of the parties involved with the Iran compact knew that with out the US Senate stamp of approval Obama signature a treaty did not make. So enough of this BS about the US not honoring it's deals.The Iranian leadership was expressing warned of the non-binding status when then received a letter in...

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by WIederling
Sat May 12, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18489

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

RJMAZ wrote:
The biggest advantage of the current 787-10 is it's extremely low empty weight for its cabin area.


Do we finally have a published OEW value for the 7810? How does it compare to the A359?
IMU the difference can't be that big. ( and the A359 has much more wing.)

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21761

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

mham001 wrote:
The reaction here is silly. Europe is not going to do anything that will lose it money, that is its driving force. Lose the Iranian market, or lose the US market?


Lot of outlay for trampling fires the US has laid globally.
... and US spends most on ministry of war stuff not defense.

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3505

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

tommy1808 wrote:
Thinking about it, France could also take a good hard look and who is getting CFMI Engines.......


don't they have 2 separate manufacturing lines together Safran and GE one each?

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9102

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

... the lady in question needed a breast pump (usually carried in a special case) and with that comes the need to have a cooler bag and various other equipment, e.g. feedings bottles. ... For what nefarious purpose would you need a "breast pump" when traveling with your breast fed kid? Yo...

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9102

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

smokeybandit wrote:
How many bags does one need for breastfeeding? I'm not saying the supervisor didn't do the wrong thing, but that's what diaper bags are for.


you don't ask people about their colostomy bags either, do you?

In scope of the US nipple hysteria that counter person was ever more of limites.

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3505

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

tommy1808 wrote:
Jayafe wrote:
The US ambassador to Germany called on companies to leave Iran immediately.



I hope they warn him off and PNG him if he repeats his nonsense.
[/quote]
What do you expect. He is a "jobs for friends" type of guy. not a professional.

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9102

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

downtown273 wrote:
Had this happened in Ryanair or Norwegian, some people would be saying "you get what you pay for".


i.e. you get the amount of hassle you pay for.
AA is much more expensive than Ryanair or Norwegian?

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9102

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Kashmon wrote:
it is so funny, modern women claim to be so strong and independent yet cry for such silly things. The women who were the first settlers etc would be laughing at such a response.


Easy, those ladies didn't travel with AA :-)

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by WIederling
Fri May 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3505

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

. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQZmCJUSC6g Lol, talk to you in 15 years and let's see who's right? I was talking about right now. If things continue to excalate pre WWI like energy use will be so green it will make you burst into tears. Back to the Neolithic. Hone your skills for working flint.

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