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by scbriml
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

ltbewr wrote:
Some controversial calls today, including the first 'red card'.


Are you including the red card decision in the "controversial calls"? Deliberate hand-ball stopping a goal-bound shot is a guaranteed red card every time.

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 482
Views: 36735

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

subramak1 wrote:
I have skimmed through these 10 pages and with no prejudice to one and all , what is the likelihood of this sale?


There are two chances - slim and none. Slim's already left town.

Nobody with any sense would touch AI with a proverbial bargepole.

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

If OVD continued to exist, the opinion of all these people would be different. All this talk about Russia is the result of Western propaganda. The actual material you do not own. Eastern Europe did not live as bad as you are now told. That's some amazing virtual reality you have going on there. I c...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1526
Views: 36517

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Jayafe wrote:
Exactly the same than Islas Malvinas


Do you mean The Falklands? :wave:

Do you need some twisted to go with that bitter? :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

In fact, we now see that the Warsaw Pact Organization should not have been dissolved, and Germany and the GDR could not be allowed to unite. What? :eek: :rotfl: Yeah, sure. Ask the old East Germans, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, etc, etc if they'd rather they were still ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY emergency landing at BHX
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: DY emergency landing at BHX

jetwet1 wrote:
Good video of a DY 789 making an emergency landing at BHX


It's clearly a 737. Call yourself an av-geek? :wink2:

Nice landing under the circumstances in what looked like a tricky crosswind.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Wow England escapes after that stupid foul in the box! Escapes? It was a silly penalty to concede, but England should have had at least two themselves when Kane was wrestled to the ground by defenders. I thought they played pretty well for such a young and inexperienced team, created plenty of chan...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Forget the rest and go with Germany. You'd be pretty much guaranteed of a team in the final. Come again :-D Well, yeah. I also said the UK would never vote to leave the EU and that Trump would never be elected President. None of which stops me from making predictions! All that said, I still wouldn'...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Mir wrote:
Mexico built a wall, and Germany paid for it.


Well played, Sir! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Australia did really well today, I'm tempted to say that while France obviously has the better players, Australia displayed the better team spirit and team performance today. Agreed, they were pretty unlucky to lose today. Argentina on the other hand was quite the disappointment, they need to get t...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Planeflyer wrote:
Fantastic day one! Spain’s Ronaldo was a great game


:confused:

Planeflyer wrote:
Sorry, meant Spain v Ronaldo was a great game. Wow!


And it was day two!

Too much falling-down juice? :D

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: GDPR Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: GDPR Announcement

I have never seen this consent window. Is it active yet? When will my personal data be protected by using https to access the site? The company that runs this site (and hundreds of others) has a long history of data breeches going back years. There has been zero change since the last one. Its not a...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum replies sometimes show up before the quoted post
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Forum replies sometimes show up before the quoted post

It's been happening for ages.

It would be nice to hear what's happening about it rather than just the vague "It's a known issue."

Just fix it already. :banghead:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

scbriml wrote:
At the very least, the quality of the football has to be better. :crossfingers:


You read it here first!

What. A. Game. :bouncy:

Simply sensational. Football of the highest quality with two teams determined to win the game. Great stuff. I've already forgotten the two earlier games.

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Hopefully tonight's Portugal vs Spain game will be a bit more entertaining than the other two borefests we've seen today. :zzz:

At the very least, the quality of the football has to be better. :crossfingers:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6616

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

All of these companies will be happy to cooperate if there is a way to circumvent the sanctions. No they won't, absolutely not. No reputable American company will ever knowingly break any US-imposed sanctions. :shakehead: If Airbus will not be allowed to export American parts to Iran, what makes yo...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norwegian CF-104D Starfighter LN-STF at Leeuwarden Air Base
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Norwegian CF-104D Starfighter LN-STF at Leeuwarden Air Base

A real aeroplane! :drool:

I wonder if there's any chance it could make an appearance at RIAT in July? :bouncy:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 639

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

How does the license-fee-paying public feel about that? Is the public somehow enfranchised in ITV's commercial profits? While the BBC is a non-profit organisation, it sells products and services to other broadcasters around the World to bring in extra money over and above the licence fees. I'm a bi...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3306

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

notdownnlocked wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Predicting a LF of 6%

WTF


Does that include flight crew? My guess is less LF. The average person in the USA would have no idea where this city is.


I think most Americans would have a reasonable idea of where Boston is.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 86
Views: 16721

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Every effort must be made to safe aircraft like the Starlifter. I applaud Lufthansa for taking up this challenge. I've seen great airplanes all over the world eventually sent to the crusher. The worst incident? The beautiful Aeroflot Tu-114 located at the entrance to Domodedovo Airport at Moscow - ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 482
Views: 36735

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Looks like AI will be gifted enough money to run for 6 months: https://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/companies/govt-will-provide-liquidity-to-keep-air-india-afloat-says-sinha-118061401299_1.html So that's another $470 million for six months , yes? We are definitely going to provide necessar...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Such a shame, the man whom is mr. Bribe from FIFA and whom gave to the WC to his pale Putin, will not attend the opening match tonight. In Dutch: https://www.nu.nl/voetbal/5310449/blatter-laat-openingsduel-wk-ondanks-uitnodiging-zich-voorbij-gaan.html Blatter won't leave Switzerland because he's sc...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6474

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reported a loss for the FY2017 at $1.62bln down from $1.95bln. The airline has carried a total of 18.6 million passengers with an average LF at 78.5%. source: etihad.com So last year for every passenger they carried they lost 87$!!! WOW,...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 7939

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Is it a write-off? :duck:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 482
Views: 36735

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Just take it out the back and put it out of its misery like the knackered horse it is.

It's pretty amusing to read people scrambling to excuse/justify AI's endless government subsidies while calling out ME3 for allegedly the same thing. Pot meet kettle. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 39
Views: 14577

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/qantas- ... ce-1867188


Sounds like normal tabloid sensationalism when it comes to any aviation related incident.

What's a "freefall nosedive"?
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zrs70 wrote:


Sounds like normal tabloid sensationalism when it comes to any aviation related incident.

What's a "freefall nosedive"?

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9432

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Won’t happen today or tomorrow but this bit of Trumpian diplomacy WITHOUT giving up billions of cash like Obozo gave to the wretched Mullahs has shown all these abhorrent leftists in the media, in western society that you lost and Trump is continuing to win big. I guess when you're spewing so much ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10741

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

This is the year the 797 becomes a reality. No way Boeing waits another year for Paris next year (as satisfying as it would be to see it announced on Airbus's turf.) Look for several launch customer orders and a firm configuration announcement. No 797 launch until there is a firm engine plan, and I...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2226

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

The FIFA World Cup is nearly upon us, so now is the time to get hyped, ready for the inevitable disappointment. Ah, a fellow Englishman! :duck: My instinct is England as I lived there for a little while many years ago, but I'm open to suggestions. Any ideas? Your instinct might need recalibrating. ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6616

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Not a fan of Trump, but Boeing shouldn't have done deals with an evil regime like Iran. Hilarious - so you don't want Boeing to do business even though the US Government said it was OK? And I think the US government should sanction Airbus and all those EU companies supporting the Iranian regime, li...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1526
Views: 36517

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 wrote:
Would you maintan the same attitude that an MP should vote for the brexit bill if that MP's constituency voted leave?


Of course! If that MP is to represent the will of the people who elected him, then yes. Are you expecting me to say something different? :confused:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening inconsistency
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Screening inconsistency

That should not be the only way to get a photo accepted. But it appears to be that way. It certainly isn't, but you have a long history of complaining about "unfair rejections". The brightness is pretty much cranked on the Delta. You need to learn how to read the Levels histogram - it's f...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1526
Views: 36517

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Resignation of Dr Phillip Lee MP form the government today, ahead of the Brexit votes. A powerful resignation statement is on his web site http://www.phillip-lee.com/uncategorized/ministerial-resignation-statement/ Patriot. It's hilarious seeing the tabloid front pages today, telling MPs to follow ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 37872

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Yeah, and I have fairies living at the bottom of my garden. I have no proof or evidence, you'll just have to trust me. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6616

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Same sentiments as "Duchy".. As an onlooker from across the Pacific, its amazing whenever there's any mention of Iran's aviation here, some folk from the US will always bring in how Iran needs immediate regime change and that nothing else is acceptable with that country.. What's the ratio...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4412

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Whats funny (or sad) is he looks exactly like who he is: A petulant child Tugg Indeed. The body language alone is shocking for the alleged leader of the free World. Then add in the usual Twitter tirade and you have a stroppy teenage in the body of an old man, pretending to be the President of the U...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7342

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

ap305 wrote:
They have 59 long haul including the 34 777x on order.


Boeing only shows 20 777X on order for LH.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 4373

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Armodeen wrote:
The family and I were thinking about going to Farnborough this year. The weekend flying lineup is not impressive though. The large civil jets only display during the week?


The large civil jets will most likely be gone before the public weekend, apart from possibly the A380.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Boneyard Aprons
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: American Boneyard Aprons

jimmy9irons wrote:
Thanks, that was very informative. It’s amazing that the surface can support the ground pressure exerted by these aircraft.


The type of soil there has a special name, but I'm damned if I can remember it. However, the ground is rock hard, not soft sand like the Sahara.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4452

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

binayak wrote:
scbriml wrote:
binayak wrote:
Glad to see Indian govt return to senses and prevent any more subsidized carriers flood the market.


*cough* Air India *cough*

*hiccup * that's a different story altogether.


There are different versions of sucking on the government's teat?

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4452

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

binayak wrote:
Glad to see Indian govt return to senses and prevent any more subsidized carriers flood the market.


*cough* Air India *cough*

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10784

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

The 359 is a larger aircraft than the 789, of course it will carry larger payload. The 268T version configured with the same seat/sq ft as the QF 789 is not going to do PER to LHR without heavy payload restrictions. You'd need the higher gross weight versions. The thread is "Could the A350 do ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5013

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Well. one of the most basic human instincts is the need to reproduce, this is not just evident among humans but animals as well. For it to be done naturally a sexual intercourse between a male and female needs t happen as that's the natural way to go at it. Any deviation from this is deviation from...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual name for a race horse
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Unusual name for a race horse

My favourite was "Hoof Hearted"

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5013

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Blerg wrote:
Then again, this anger and bitterness is common among the Left, this forum is best proof of it.


Nobody, but nobody does anger and bitterness better than "white religious man".

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5013

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Blerg wrote:
I was referring to the Estrella report which proposed to teach kids as early as 3 about sex and sexual intercourse. Are you telling me that's an appropriate age for that?


It doesn't matter, because the report was rejected. Worry about shit that does happen.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: GDPR Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: GDPR Announcement

I have never seen this consent window. Is it active yet?

When will my personal data be protected by using https to access the site?

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5013

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Blerg wrote:
It's historic as it represents one of the first large and important victories for those who are fighting to preserve natural marriage.


What exactly is "natural marriage" and how does one "preserve" it? Methinks you're talking nonsense. :crazy:

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Stanstead airport luggage chaos due to staff shortage.

Interesting. Says a man flying Ryanair out of STN on Wednesday. :eek:

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1526
Views: 36517

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 wrote:
There's also a rule that the Welsh gov cant select Welsh steel for a project. Has to be the cheapest which is usually foreign.


It's misleading to say there's a rule that they can't select Welsh steel. There is no such rule.

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