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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Genoa Bridge Collapse
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Genoa Bridge Collapse

some say possibly connected to a lightning strike though I don’t understand how that could be. Yes, this was mentioned even today on a well-known radio station in Germany (Deutschlandfunk for those who know it)... and of course yesterday I in the mass media. But honestly, this is ridiculous. I don’...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android "P" called Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Android "P" called Pie

I think Google would do well to continue using names that have a more worldwide presence. I don't think Turtle Pie is going to be that well known in Europe. How about Toblerone? Even Tootsie Roll has been heard of here. Also... maybe stick to shorter names. Like Rolo instead of Red Velvet Cake. Tob...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct song parody
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: The Correct song parody

BlueberryWheats wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
is Weird Al's Amish Paradise.


I'll second that.

First one i thought of without even having opened the thread.

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2514

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Revelation wrote:
DL717 wrote:
Holding an antenna to tune in a TV show (or banging on the side of the TV as it ages to bring the picture back by shifting the tubes)

TVs with dials and knobs, and without remotes
Antenna rotators
Black and white tv!

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2514

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Dialphone
Microfiche archives at the library
Overhead projectors
Cheques (never ever even seen one in NL, did see them in England)
Fax machine
Office without internet / e-mail

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2833

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Yea Atlanta isn't a tourist city but it is known for far more than its airport, I would say. Is it really though? I am sure that if you are from the USA, or North America in general, you might know a bit more of Atlanta since it is a state capital. But for those outside North America? Some might kn...

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 1823

Re: Black Box Replacement

it is extremely rare to have a crash where the black boxes are not found or damanged beyond use. Having a 24h data stream would be prohibitively expensive for what is essentially a very rare occurance. But what I have been wondering is, why not couple such a stream with the flight envelope protectio...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats and the 2018 election
Replies: 284
Views: 5968

Re: Democrats and the 2018 election

It makes perfect sense that the healthcare provided by the government (medicare, medicaid, veteran care) is more expensive. And the reason is not simply because government is inherently inefficient. If that were the case then the healthcare systems all over Europe would have collapsed ages ago. The ...

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by petertenthije
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 13228

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

Many of these devices are SHARED across manufacturers, so it's not like this is necessarily Pratt's issue to resolve in the first place. AND it could extend to other engines on other aircraft, if it's a "parts bin" type of thing. I would respectfully disagree. Pratt deliver a complete eng...

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by petertenthije
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11876

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

http://frequentlyflying.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Picture-9.png It should not be hard to combine the Tulip and the Meatball logos. Tilt the Meatball 90 degrees clockwise, and overlap the Tulip to the right of the white line. Extend the white lines towards the tulip, which in marke...

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2536

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

william wrote:
Can anyone else the images I posted? Is there a limit on pics or something?

No, probably hot-linking is not allowed. If you do see them, then that's probably because you still have these photos in your cache memory.

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds PR stunt gone wrong.
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: McDonalds PR stunt gone wrong.

Just go to the supermarket and you can buy all the Szechuan sauce you could ever want.

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by petertenthije
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which aviation museum is better
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Which aviation museum is better

Le Bourget has a larger and better collection. I don't think anything matches their collection in size and scope, except for the Smithsonian, the USAF museum and Duxford If you want to make photos I think that the Aviodrome is better. The Aviodrome is a newer museum and this shows in particular with...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 48082

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

[quote="BobPatterson”]I saw the "big ocean" talk. Several times. I also see you talking big but unable to deliver the goods, just like Mr. Trump. Two liars who will not provide evidence because they can't.[/quote]There is a difference between lying, and not providing sources. You can ...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: New Star Trek: Discovery

It’s too early to decide. Going on the pilot only, all I can say it’s a lot better then TNG’s Encounter at Farpoint. I liked the Klingons a lot, though I suspect Trekkies will not like the redesign... tough luck for them. I did not care for the telepathic link between Michael (since when is that a g...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European stereotypes
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: European stereotypes

OA412 wrote:
They need a map of countries in which people wear sandals with socks vs countries in which they do not. :lol: :lol:
You mean a map of Germany?

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 43
Views: 1252

Re: Music's value gap?

recently a late night programme devoted its two hours to 1967. I was completly bowled over Every day, dozens, if not 100s, of new songs are released. A lot of crap, a lot more generic stuff, some OK songs and from time to time a true gem. Fifty years from now someone will cherry pick the best of 20...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 594
Views: 39766

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

BobPatterson wrote:
The scriptures are no more crazy as hypotheses than some of the stuff I've seen posted by Spyhunter and other conspiracy "theorists".
LOL, as they say in the Netherlands... uitgeluld. (I won't translate literally, suffice to say no you've got a good point ;))

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Miserable It Must Be to Be a Progressive
Replies: 32
Views: 1581

Re: How Miserable It Must Be to Be a Progressive

BobPatterson wrote:
Claiming that he doesn't mean what he has said......well,......such claims are easy to make.
Maybe Trump should make it a bit harder for people to make, and get away, with such claims?

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The two kinds of people
Replies: 32
Views: 1271

Re: The two kinds of people

:lol: The intellectually superior lefties , so quick to revel in their own superiority, that they don't even think before they post. ... Honest question - what does it have to do with politics if you don't get the joke in the original post? Some people just carve up the world into left/right, and t...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14290

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

bennett123 wrote:
So the weather turned colder and the pilots were so dumb that they flew with the windows open.

Really??.
It must be true, we all know Germans don't makes jokes, ever.

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design
Replies: 26
Views: 6026

Re: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design

There are a few more photos at the Schiphol website. There are also a few more photos of the proposals that did not make it. http://news.schiphol.com/media-library/ http://content.presspage.com/uploads/848/500_interieurnieuweterminal-kaan2.png http://content.presspage.com/uploads/848/500_zijaanzicht...

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Season To Season Sports Commentary: Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Season To Season Sports Commentary: Why?

How else are you going to fill a full week, when the game itself only lasts a few hours for a single day.

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 9052

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

- Dutch Navy arrives in SXM with 2 Agusta Westland AW139’s (Helicopters) doing Navy Ships - SXM flights (to bring cargo from Naval Ships out at sea) Neither the Dutch navy nor the Dutch Air Force has AW-139s. These are probably navy NH-90s. They are the standard helicopter of the Dutch navy. - A C1...

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 9052

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

KLM has provided the Dutch red cross free of charge a flight of a 747F. Due to the conditions in SXM the flight will go to Curacao. The flight will leave tomorrow morning with 60 tonnes worth of material, including generators, tents, jerrycans and solar pannels. Volume and weight permitting drinking...

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by petertenthije
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 39
Views: 14075

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

KarelXWB wrote:
Well, the first A350 does not feature the Negaraku livery:

Image
This livery just does not work for Malaysian. Take away the taillogo and It should work fine for Philippine Airlines.

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI, DHS: Antifa are "domestic terrorists"
Replies: 136
Views: 3577

Re: FBI, DHS: Antifa are "domestic terrorists"

The Nazi's were Socialists. Just because the S in NSDAP stood for socialist, does not mean they actually were socialists. They may have started socialists, but by the time Hitler rose to power that had gone out the window. By that same logic I am confident you will consider North Korea a democracy....

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea detonates stronger nuke
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: North Korea desonates stronger nuke

http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/2911 ... ef___.html
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According to North Korean media the test was an H-bomb capable of being fitted to an ICBM.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/2911 ... ef___.html

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 2574

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

AMS-LCY instead of several cheaper options to get the DHC-8 with FlyBE AMS-LHR at a inconvenient timeslot to get the 767-300 with KLM AMS-STN instead of several cheaper options to get the BAe-146 with Buzz AMS-ZRH with Swiss instead of KLM to get the Avro-100 JFK-DTW-AMS to get a DC9 with Northwest ...

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Infowars asks is Michelle Obama a man
Replies: 55
Views: 3061

Re: Infowars asks is Michelle Obama a man

Has Trump already sent a team to Hawaii to find the long schlong certificate of girth?

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Teen Crossing U.S./Mexico Border Busted With Tiger Cub
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: U.S. Teen Crossing U.S./Mexico Border Busted With Tiger Cub

Am I the only person who, upon reading the title, assumed he had stolen a Piper and flew it across the border?

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31029

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

I looked at the article I saw no reference to carrying an extra 90 minutes of fuel, maybe they have removed it. It (still) says "Er is van tevoren een inschatting gemaakt of de landing in Hong Kong mogelijk zou zijn en er was voor anderhalf uur extra brandstof meegenomen, mocht het toestel moe...

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31029

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

In conditions like this we would carry alternates like MNL, BKK and TPE plus an hours holding fuel. According a KLM statement made to The Telegraaf, they had 1,5 hours worth of extra fuel, because KLM knew the storm might impact the flight. The article does not categorically state if this is 1,5 ho...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Curious YF-23 question . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Curious YF-23 question . . .

Northtrop used the name Black Widow II.

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 8459

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

With the benefit of hindsight it would probably have been better to develop a 70-110 seat regional jet family. There have been a lot of sales in that market. In addition, and perhaps most worryingly for Airbus and Boeing, Bombardier is slowly outgrowing the regional market and creeping into the bott...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for job
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Looking for job

Where abouts in the world are you?

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by petertenthije
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5386

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

The SSJ100 is the sweet spot for their operations so maybe a larger variant would not work for them. Their charter operations for SN are to replace c.100 seat aircraft, and same for their own flying. I think you may be confusing Cityjet for Interjet. Interjet is the Mexican LCC, Cityjet is the Iris...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dark web page controlled by police
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Dark web page controlled by police

There's a reddit page specifically for hansa market. It's hilarious to read reactions from stoners asking if they will still get their drugs and dealers asking if they will get their money. Quite a few don't seem to even realise the police are on their tails, publicly directing people to other onlin...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 3934

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

2. The US and allied nations have built more than 4,000 F-16's since 1974. The F-35 is designed to replace the F-16 across many users, and there are lots more potential F-35 customers out there that have signaled some interest in the F-35. That still does not mean the JSF will get even close to the...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 54
Views: 11489

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7100671855/
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The USMC unit VMGR-152 have confirmed the plane is one of theirs. They also confirm it's a KC-130T model.
There were 16 people on board, 15 USMC and one person from the Navy.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7100671855/

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 594
Views: 39766

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

777Jet wrote:
Was the DVD behind the US military Herc that went down today in Mississippi?

It was secretly airplane parts retrieved from Japan. Details are sketchy, but it might have been from Amy Johnson's plane.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10072

Re: Cheaper runway plan introduced for LHR

Clickable link to original message, and link to Arora's plan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40546225 http://heathrow.thearoragroup.com/proposal/ Basically his plan is for a runway slightly shorter then the existing runways. It would run paralel, but ofset to the west from the current runways. I...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 5798

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

Every permanent member of the UN security council has nuclear weapons, and has veto rights on UN decisions. How long do you think it will take for the veto to come down? Minutes or hours?

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA: A Call To Civil War?
Replies: 66
Views: 2916

Re: NRA: A Call To Civil War?

Right. Total nonsense. Remind me, though, which party had a lunatic actually firing shots at the opposite party? All parties have had representatives shot at. Most recently the Republicans with Steve Scalise, but just a few years ago it was the Democrats with Gabrielle Giffords. And so we can go ba...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiots + gun + YouTube =
Replies: 29
Views: 1487

Re: Idiots + gun + YouTube =

I am not sure what the bigger news is:
1) Idiots + guns + attentionwhoring don't mix, or
2) That idiots like these actually have a book! Was it the bible or the TV guide?

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massive inferno engulfs London building...
Replies: 80
Views: 3548

Re: Massive inferno engulfs London building...

There is a really old thread on here (which I am not finding right now :roll: ) where someone brought up whether or not the WTC would sustain an impact by a modern jetliner (it must've been some time around 1999/2000, super eerie read knowing that it actually happened) and there was some kind of co...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Politics...
Replies: 10
Views: 2897

Re: Politics...

I fear it might be too late to banish politics to a sub-forum. A lot of people with little or no interest in politics have already left the non_av forum. There's only a few dozens really active posters left, and all but a few discussing almost exclusively politics.

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