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by FTMCPIUS
Mon May 20, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18024

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

exFWAOONW wrote:
Pepsi tastes better than coke, even when flat. Mountain Dew is way better than mellow yellow. Seriously, why did they skip the dew?

Pepsi is flat even as it is poured -- major letdown!!!

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Numbered posts
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Numbered posts

Membership may have been informed why a.net ceased numbering posts late last year/early this year and I just missed it. In many cases it was much easier to refer someone to an earlier post (by number) than to provide a lengthy explanation, if one at all. Why was the numbering of posts halted? Posts...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Numbered posts
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Numbered posts

Membership may have been informed why a.net ceased numbering posts late last year/early this year and I just missed it. In many cases it was much easier to refer someone to an earlier post (by number) than to provide a lengthy explanation, if one at all.

Why was the numbering of posts halted?

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat May 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?
Replies: 16
Views: 3748

Re: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?

Of course. It's Economics 101. Pepsi and Coke are another classic example. It is in their interest to be 50:50 and keep the barriers of entry high enough for a third player to bite the dust even before they've gotten started. They are 50:50 (or close to it) only because Pepsi is more diversified. I...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri May 17, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4701

Re: WN and DFW

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance

Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.

Thanks
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alggag wrote:
Yes. Here's an article on it regarding diversions: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance

Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.

Thanks

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri May 17, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4701

WN and DFW

Has a WN aircraft ever been at DFW for any reason whatsoever?

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon May 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 149953

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2. What about a shortened rebranding from the bottom? I expect the "big number trend" (-9X, -1000, etc.) to be go...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1562
Views: 149953

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

rj777 wrote:
Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2.

737-MX 8/9/10

Max sounds kinda cheesy anyway.

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5090

Re: trumps losses in business.

This is about Trump's losses and tax write offs from 1984 to 1985, or 24 or more years ago. This is not going to get him out of office any sooner. Sure it is going to make Trump look like a big loser but more likely it will just fire up more hate from Trump toward the NY Times and Democrats 'witch ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3482

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

How is Nadler misusing his power? As chairman of the House Judiciary committee, one of his key jobs is ensuring congressional oversight of the Justice Department. By issuing subpoenas for key people to testify, he is helping to fulfil this role. That being said, we can debate the concept of executi...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 5811

Re: How many US states have you visited?

All except DE and ND.

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 79245

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Off-topic inquiry here: One of my cousins participated in the opening public walk of 9L-27R. I remember him telling me that the crowd was told it would be used for WB landings only (27R), but I saw 737s landing on 9L this morning. Did he misunderstand or did ORD only later begin to handle 9L landin...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 79245

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Off-topic inquiry here: One of my cousins participated in the opening public walk of 9L-27R. I remember him telling me that the crowd was told it would be used for WB landings only (27R), but I saw 737s landing on 9L this morning. Did he misunderstand or did ORD only later begin to handle 9L landing...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.S. Girls Awarded for Big Boobie and Big Booty
Replies: 20
Views: 1470

H.S. Girls Awarded for Big Boobie and Big Booty

The cheerleading squad at a Kenosha (Wisconsin) high school has attracted the American Civil Liberties Union’s attention after a parent complained that girls were being given “Big Boobie” and “Big Booty” awards -- by their coaches. What are these people thinking? Worse yet, apparently one of them is...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 10315

Re: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe

Antarius wrote:
MoonC wrote:
One of the only 2 private A340-600s in the world, the other being Azerbaijan's 4K-AI08.

HZ-SKY would have looked much better if it was taken up by its original buyer, the Jordanian Government.



That looks like the Trump 757 :shock:

757 with 4 engines :lol:

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11606

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

marcelh wrote:
SEPilot wrote:
How do they still get insurance? Or do they fly without it? If I were an insurance agent and they asked for insurance I would laugh at them.

Maybe ask Southwest.....

Southwest is insured by USAIG.

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

Except the ones who accuse Republicans and Republican appointees. Again something you made up. If you can quote me then do so, if not retract this ridiculous statement. I am sure it's frustrating that Fairfax is getting the same treatment that Kavanaugh got but like I linked in that article. The De...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

Just because sexual assault happens to one woman, you want her story told but not the other. When did I say that? You are saying that to further the narrative. I want every accusation to have an investigation and hearing. Except the ones who accuse Republicans and Republican appointees. Why was it ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

"And Democrats IMMEDIATELY call for apologies and even resignations. A far cry from the Republican "oh, well.... just locker room talk..." and "oh, well.... they were young. Why ruin his career?" Replace Democrats with Republicans and vice versa above for same scenario when...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

Several women came forward with identical stories about Kavanaugh and you righties and MAGA fan boys simply laughed it off as "guys being guys". Since you fail to provide links, that speaks volumes about what you think. Just because you say something does not mean everyone MUST believe it...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

That's fine. Nothing wrong with believing all women. I just find it odd that we are supposed to believe the women who accuse Fairfax but, just a few short months ago, we were told that those who accused Kavanaugh were lying. What is the difference? Race only seems to matter to you righties. Our bla...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

Oh, heavens! A woman accuses a man of sexual assault but let's believe the woman who accuses the African American man! get over it, Nik. If you believe her, you believe Christine Blasey-Ford. But, you don't believe Ford, so A few months ago Mazie Hirono insisted ALL women must be believed and ALL d...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

I know you all think FOX is the devil but this guy makes some really good points and this nails it. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/monster-that-dems-created-at-kavanaugh-hearings-will-devour-them-with-fairfax-allegations-marc-thiessen Oh, heavens! A woman accuses a man of sexual assault but let's...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

The genesis of all this was actually not the photo but when Northam was queried about his defense of Virginia’s proposed (since defeated) late-term abortion bill. I am paraphrasing here but I believe this is fairly close to what was reported as his supporting a situation that, under certain circumst...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1161

Re: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

Immediately pulling to the side of the road / getting out of the way is just the American way. I'm not certain there are laws to enforce it, perhaps in some jurisdictions, but it's just what we do. Particularly for emergency services like fire or ambulance. Wasn't able to watch the video yet, but I...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cause of returns/diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Cause of returns/diversions

tjerome wrote:
My guess:
1. Medical 60%
2. Destination WX/ATC 25%
3. Mechanical 13%
4. Unruly pax 2%

Wow! I was way off, especially on the medical. Thanks to all.

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cause of returns/diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Cause of returns/diversions

I don't know how to research stats on the passenger-related reasons for returns/diversions, but it seems there are a lot more of them lately.

My guess
a) Alcohol 50%
b) Drugs 25%
c) Total a##holes 20%
d) Medical 5%

Want to take a stab at it or do you have access to current stats?

Thx

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3688

Re: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018

Off topic but what's the difference between "the Top 10 busiest airports 2018" and "the 10 busiest airports 2018"?

Top is often used where it makes no sense. :hissyfit: Rant over.

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz
Replies: 33
Views: 2054

Re: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz

Nope, I think that'd be your logic, buddy. Dershowitz has been on MSNBC but they wised up and realized he's only trying to ingratiate himself with Trumpy Bear and perhaps get a lead role on his legal team. If you gave channels other than Fox News a few minutes of your time, I'm sure you would have ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz
Replies: 33
Views: 2054

Re: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz

Not being a sycophant=“I’ve seen him criticize him a few times.” Great logic. So, by your ' logic ', if someone is not criticizing a person (Trump in this case), they, by default, must be flattering that person (Trump in this case). Left Wing logic :yuck:. Nope, I think that'd be your logic, buddy....

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4073

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

He’s definitely better than the lying racist Cheeto Drumpf. Realistically, we need someone who can appeal to middle America, even if they are all racists. Schultz could be that guy. Yeah, you're definitely working for the other team. Having an independent (or green) run to split the vote is actuall...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz
Replies: 33
Views: 2054

Re: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz

The thread title is: "Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz" That's exactly what happened. Merriam-Webster defines sycophant as 'a servile self-seeking flatterer' ... when I've seen Dershowitz on Fox he's not been flattering of Trump at all. Actually, I've seen him critic...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11231

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

San Jose is my hometown and I’ve been following carefully all the news on local media in Spanish language which is my natural language. They haven’t released any technical explanation yet about why the left engine caught fire after the take off procedure. Some passengers talked on local TV news abo...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11231

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

San Jose is my hometown and I’ve been following carefully all the news on local media in Spanish language which is my natural language. They haven’t released any technical explanation yet about why the left engine caught fire after the take off procedure. Some passengers talked on local TV news abo...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 15984

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

WarRI1 wrote:
You do the crime, you do the time. Democrat or Republican or anyone else. To not condemn him would be hypocrisy.

Hollywood so far: CRICKETS

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz
Replies: 33
Views: 2054

Re: Seth Abramson Destroys Trump Sycophant Alan Dershowitz

I have no idea, I don't have a crystal ball. What's your point? Because that has nothing to do with the fact the Abramson ripped Dershowitz's 'legal' arguments to shreds, as is the point of this thread. No, the point of this thread was to smear a famous lawyer by inferring he had sex with an undera...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl!!!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5006

Re: Super Bowl!!!!!

Should be renamed Subjective Bowl

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 4939

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

Isn't the object to win the election? What is the difference what Biden's skin color or age is? Isn't is about electing who the most qualified is? In your warped world a party has to nominate a minority, gay female to show it's not racist? Hillary was the most qualified in 2016. You MAGA fan boys h...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 79245

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks. Makes sense since passenger count increases steadily every year.

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 526
Views: 79245

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I met someone who works at O'Hare and he told me that in terms of airplane movements it was busier 15 years ago than it is now. I found that hard to believe so I checked. He was correct. O'hare's busiest year = 2004 with 972,248 movements. Can anyone explain why it dropped after then? Larger aircraf...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Re: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her

This thread was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek criticism of her hair, that's all. FAIL! :tombstone: What the actual eff? Who cares? That is not important at all as she was assaulted by her husband. Talk about a fail...... So, let's not talk about her being assaulted and focus on her hair. That she h...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Re: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her

This thread was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek criticism of her hair, that's all. FAIL! :tombstone:

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13073

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

In the mean time (SIC) there a lot of people who wear MAGA hats and have an IQ higher than 143. No such Venn Diagram exists. In fact, you could park a table full of fast food between the circles on that one. There's a reason you people hate education. Seb has a high IQ and should know it's a single...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 637142002/

(Sorry, I couldn't resist)
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In a hair-raising announcement, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst says her husband physically attacked her.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 637142002/

(Sorry, I couldn't resist)

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13073

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

The video is quick, but the same junior MAGA fan boys were also harassing others before the event everyone is talking about https://wokesloth.com/video-maga-boys-harassing-before-nathan-phillips/lindseyweedston/?fbclid=IwAR01AYSMthC4co_AsRmPLd_JNjmow_UCCseWvDPBLxot3D_VDlsMQeFbIjI Let's get all the ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire in Upper Deck Economy Cabin BA208 Sunday 20th Jan
Replies: 27
Views: 7993

Re: Fire in Upper Deck Economy Cabin BA208 Sunday 20th Jan

Something doesn't really add up here. Isn't the SOP to try to contain the fire and land ASAP? In this case, the fire was contained; but who says it's not going to restart? Also, if there was "horrific" smoke and fumes on the upper deck and the lower deck could smell it, again isn't the SO...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13073

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

The video is quick, but the same junior MAGA fan boys were also harassing others before the event everyone is talking about https://wokesloth.com/video-maga-boys-harassing-before-nathan-phillips/lindseyweedston/?fbclid=IwAR01AYSMthC4co_AsRmPLd_JNjmow_UCCseWvDPBLxot3D_VDlsMQeFbIjI Let's get all the ...

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