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by TSS
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 40
Views: 1972

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

Hi, female here. Lurker for several years. I am fairly new to the aviation world. I cannot converse well in “aviation speak” yet, and so I learn a lot here, but I don’t post. Not a problem, welcome aboard! If you haven't already, check out the Tech/Ops forum. Responses there tend to be more "J...

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

Last public proposal I personally know of, the future bride asked the future groom not five minutes earlier when he would finally propose. She was actually getting impatient. Strange thing is, she didn't see the proposal coming, even though it was quite obvious he was, finally, going to. Yikes! Red...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

They are stupid and come off as insincere. There shouldn't be anyone else around during a proposal. It should be just between the couple. Agreed, agreed, and agreed. Plus as numerous others have pointed out, what if she says no? And the guy asking for permission from the father is stupid as well. S...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3926

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These were attacked in almost the same spot as the four last month, correct? My guess is that last month's relatively minor apparent ramming attack was a warning to show tankers just how vulnerable they are, and this attack is a much clearer warning. It'll be interesting to see who, if anyone, take...

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by TSS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 124
Views: 3926

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These were attacked in almost the same spot as the four last month, correct? My guess is that last month's relatively minor apparent ramming attack was a warning to show tankers just how vulnerable they are, and this attack is a much clearer warning. It'll be interesting to see who, if anyone, takes...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

Magog wrote:
The OP could have learned something had they stuck around. But apparently facts are less important to them than desired beliefs.


It would appear so- http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1419613

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by TSS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 28
Views: 2418

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Forget bunks, labs, and cargo. Put lounges up there! Couches and seats on the sides and the pathway in the middle so you can stand/walk. It could be an EK style bar, 70s style lounge, or flying mobile airline lounge. Nowhere near room enough to stand up, even in the middle. You might could put down...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1842

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

I'm just correcting your error. What you’re doing is what we in reality call semantic bullshitting. Meanwhile outside the borders of lala Land: https://scholar.harvard.edu/bolotnyy/publications/why-do-women-earn-less-men-evidence-bus-and-train-operators-job-market-paper Whoops. You wrote "Anyo...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall

I'm not a conservative snowflake, far from it, but isn't a month a bit long ? Same with black history month. Are there other months like that ? Go for a week, maybe ? There are things we are just now able to talk about. The Upstairs Lounge massacre, Until Seb mentioned it, I was not aware of the Up...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 77
Views: 3606

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

"Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system," Carlson said. "From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. "The United States is th...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4334

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

At least with aviation and shipping goods and/or people are being moved from Point A to Point B. Cruise ships are apparently notorious polluters and they only move people from Point A the long way round back to Point A. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/04/26/cruise-ship-pollution-is-...

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by TSS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4334

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Yeah, I could. Ask someone who knows me. I recycle, drive a car that gets 35+mpg and all the other good stuff. But, you can't worry about everything and something which won't affect me isn't high on my list. I also find this is quite amusing on an aircraft website, since airlines (although really n...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

The staunchest and most radical LGBT opponents are very often trying to hide something about themselves... Are you suggesting that when two "good ol' boys" go hunting together for entire weekends on a regular basis yet always seem to come home empty-handed that something might be going on...

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by TSS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

readytotaxi wrote:
I would worry if he was representative of the South.

He is not representative of the South as a whole nor of Alabama specifically. He is, however, not atypical of Carbon Hill.

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I hate the toilet on the 1st generation A330. It is not the fear of getting sucked, but just the really loud noise that somehow freaks me out. Does the newer built A330 has a better sounding toilet? A vacuum toilet makes a sucking sound. I don't think designers design with flushing sounds in mind.....

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6502

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

It would be inaccurate to say there is no aerodynamic drag at taxi speed. You're moving an object through the air, after all. It's just so little drag as to be insignificant. Exactly. As I understand it aerodynamic drag makes little difference up to about 40 mph and then increases exponentially aft...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3172

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Good, no reason U.S. money should be flowing into Cuba to prop up the regime. No reason money should be propping Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, or Vietnam, but here we are sending them money and overlooking their regime tactics. All true, but good ol' common sense dictates that it's a good idea to ma...

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by TSS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5548

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

This is fascinating. Who has been calling for deportation of " ... LEGAL Americans like Jews, Blacks, Latinos, LGBTQ... "? And, to where are they to be deported? Looking for specifics, citations to names, dates, sources. Very interested in learning something here. As am I. While we're ask...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 65
Views: 5953

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

If making friends is hard, going on a date is apparently harder. So I did last night. We went to see art, listened to music and had something to eat. I really had a great time. But in the end I wanted to leave it at that I just go home by myself. Basically, be friends and not lovers. Let's say that...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

IMO the Explorer II is a bit of an ugly duckling, if you're going for a Rolex GMT then the GMT Master II is the one to have, although I think there is certain stigma to wearers of Rolex tool watches. https://www.tidssonen.no/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/rolex-gmt-master-ii-126710blro-06179.jpg Fa...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

For whatever reason neither image is showing up, just a "minus" sign within a grey circle that when you click on it opens a blank page with the title "lh3 Googleusercontent.com" and a closed lock beside that. Sight unseen, I'd say go with whichever one has less of a Flavor-Flav ...

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by TSS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9731

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a girl (excuse me, woman) who posted here quite a lot - way back when, but I cannot recall her user name. She lived (lives still) in New Orleans. --- Fact is, it takes a woman of exceptional fortitude to tolerate the male-dominated world of online aviation forums; too many guys go scent-m...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6502

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Uh. What? There is no basis of fact on any of this, nice try though. Maybe he taxies his jet in the middle of typhoons all the time. :) It does raise an interesting question though... if one were to taxy on a conveyor belt, what would be the ideal flap setting? :duck: V/F The ideal flap configurati...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

For whatever reason neither image is showing up, just a "minus" sign within a grey circle that when you click on it opens a blank page with the title "lh3 Googleusercontent.com" and a closed lock beside that. Sight unseen, I'd say go with whichever one has less of a Flavor-Flav G...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Same Products In Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: The Same Products In Stores

Roseauers and Super One are probably the best examples of regional chains in the Northwest. Those still had the same things I saw at Safeway and Kroeger (they are called Fred Meyer in the Pacific Northwest). How far would I have to go to get something different? Not just beer but anything? Because ...

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by TSS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Same Products In Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: The Same Products In Stores

Another reason may be the store you went to. For example, a Walmart or Kroger in California or Oregon may have similar items to one in St. Louis as they are national chains, but to get local stuff in STL you would have to go to a midwest grocery store chain like Schnucks as their items are sourced ...

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by TSS
Fri May 31, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20064

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I have. I fundamentally believe, and I am not a religious person AT ALL I might add, that abortion is wrong and saying it is the affected women's choice only is overly simplistic and inherently inconsistent to most other societal and economic ideas the people who are most pro choice advocate for. W...

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by TSS
Tue May 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?

Whoa whoa, wait wait wait!!! So...Your friends who had taken some hallucinogenic substances got all antsy when you vandalised some property by a feat that the spirits or satan were going to get you, and then they tell you its because no one can prove something doesn't exist? I'd say: Grow up and st...

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by TSS
Mon May 27, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5548

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

Republicans are praising individual number one as god like https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/03/22/christian-nationalists-have-made-trump-their-savior/ Even self proclaimed "christian" leaders think he is holy https://twitter.com/franklin_graham/status/936576088213467136?lang=en https://...

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by TSS
Thu May 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 32
Views: 2104

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

I honestly don't get incels to be honest. Don't they realize that there are ways to lose their virginity without falling in love with someone? It's not just about losing their virginity, they have wildly unrealistic if not downright impossible standards about the person to whom they lose their virg...

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by TSS
Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9731

Re: Airliners.net dating

While I don't like the idea of paying to see who likes me, this is just a bit too extreme. I am not sure but I think I have not met even a single female on India related threads that I am active on Be aware that not everyone here wears their identity on their sleeve. Over the years there have been ...

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by TSS
Sun May 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4399

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Privatize airports and interstates. That will generate trillion$ in government revenue and private investments. Not a penny on the cost side for the taxpayer. And neither one will be allowed to grow to accommodate increased demand ever again. Look at all the hand-wringing BS Heathrow is having to g...

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by TSS
Sat May 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4399

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from improving the place they live in. From everything I've read about it, it was a case of ever-expending scope in ...

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by TSS
Sat May 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4399

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from improving the place they live in. From everything I've read about it, it was a case of ever-expending scope in ...

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by TSS
Fri May 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

Well nothing good can possibly come from this. Maybe... maybe not. Maybe millions of Americans should report the bias they see on Faux News... cutting off and silencing anyone who disagrees with their dogmatic point-of-view. Let's see what the White House does to correct the stench emanating from t...

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by TSS
Fri May 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

Awww look at the triggered snowflakes in the whitehouse who want to allow hate and lies to be passed around. As opposed to the triggered snowflakes in Silicon Valley who want to allow only their own hate and lies to be passed around while silencing opposing voices that say "Hey, wait a minute,...

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by TSS
Fri May 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

This is what dictators do. No, censoring or silencing viewpoints other than their own or ones that do not align with or challenge their personal beliefs in order to avoid any sort of reasoned debate, as Facebook and Twitter have done recently, is what dictators do. Putting in place a mechanism by w...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

On the other hand, is the use of the internet considered a public venue that should remain uncensored thus making blatant bias actionable? Doubtless others will expound on this more than I can, but yes, it is. If you're a "platform", e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc., then you're not ...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9731

Re: Airliners.net dating

"That cabbage looks tasty, so do you?" "Your chicken legs are almost cooked you are so hot" "Let's have that microwave popcorn while we Netflix and chill" "You're too cute to be buying acne cream" "How about we have this cereal in the morning?" &quo...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 47
Views: 4015

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different. The best explanation of the phenomenon I've read yet. We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls. It is soooo stupid that people wil...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9731

Re: Airliners.net dating

For heteros, I hear going to supermarkets and libraries and book stores are good places to meet. All those involve cold-starting a conversation with the object of one's interest without coming off as "creepy", though. It can be done, but that's one of those areas where having a natural ta...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

23yrs in the car rental business at LHR, gotta say the Americans were one of the better drivers we encountered. One biggie which tended to throw em was Roundabouts. Not to many in the US so not much experience of them, give way to the right when entering.Enjoy the ride. I guess that depends where i...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9731

Re: Airliners.net dating

I used Match and it was a waste of time with fake accounts purely there to get you to keep paying your monthly subscription. I met my wife on Match and we have been together for 14 years. I found it difficult to meet people that interested me in traditional ways whilst being a long haul pilot due t...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1772

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Honestly I don’t know how people like this can just walk around for 2 1/2 years like nothing happened. You’ve got to be some kind of effed up. This and he was discharged for the reasons mentioned above and still had a job? WTH? The same way people three and four-time their partners, deal drugs, or ...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Until recently they had a royal yacht, a coal-burner from the teens or twenties if I'm not mistaken, that they rarely if ever used which was costing them a fortune in maintenance just to sit there idle. The Royal yacht Britannia sailed over 1 million nautical miles, she was in service from 1954 to ...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1772

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Pilots can be multiple murderers like anyone else. It is disturbing how this guy even got or kept his license, or an airport ID security check considering his dishonorable military record and general criminal record. Now PSA is out a pilot, their investment in him, the lost income from the flights ...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Again, security. In this modern world of portable missile systems a Royal Yacht is a floating target that can't do more than around thirty knots. In the Firm itself, Betty is in her nineties now so won't use it. Charles is mad and will probably step aside in favour of William. So it's William who w...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1882

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Yeah, you’ll be fine. It isn’t just driving driving on the other side( I’m from the uk so it’s normal for me) but apparently the roads are narrow and bendy, thinking time is not on your side on UK roads. Flipdewaf is not just "whistling Dixie" here. From what I've seen on various travel v...

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by TSS
Tue May 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4399

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Electric and hybrid vehicles are going to have to somehow pay their fair share of road use tax that other vehicles pay via gas taxes - a tracking device that shows their miles driven is a possible solution. Or, in the short term just cut out the subsidies on hybrid and electric vehicles and apply t...

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by TSS
Tue May 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11184

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Any people here who think that the “no rebuild” is a viable option? No. Go back and read Alfa164's most recent post on this subject. Notre Dame has been rebuilt and added on to numerous times over its history. This will be one more time. Do all the work needed to make it a ruin that will survive fo...

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