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by StarAC17
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4138

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

What are the long-term scenarios associated with unchecked climate change? - Risk to our cities which a majority are built on rivers and coasts, sea level rise and increased flooding. - Increased unpredictability of weather patterns effecting agriculture and the land and ocean's ecosystems - Massiv...

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by StarAC17
Thu May 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate
Replies: 105
Views: 4101

Re: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate

Who exactly is responsible? Why are Western societies the only ones ever blamed? Why don't they ever demand compliance from China, India, and the middle east? There is no data that can prove that such actions can slow climate change. They should go eat a Tide pod and turn up their K-POP. Simply put...

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by StarAC17
Wed May 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 47
Views: 4013

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge? I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that. BN747 Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they&qu...

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by StarAC17
Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16669

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

In AF 447 the pilot ambushed the plane. He took a perfectly stable plane doing exactly what it was expected to, and in a low workload environment, and decided for whatever reason to fly it into coffin corner, where the inevitable happened. What happened after that is irrelevant. Climbing a fully lo...

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by StarAC17
Sat May 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16669

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because only one crashed. Bingo. Which is quite rediculous, but the precedent has now been set. One unknown crash is clearly okay. Two isn't. Airbus appeared to have a very good idea why the crash occurred not after the crash. They put the pieces of evidence together and came up with the most likel...

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by StarAC17
Fri May 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11701

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I don't think the article framed the comparison correctly. How many YVR Transborder pax also were TPAC? How many Canadian TPAC pax did YVR lose to SEA? (Not a big fraction, I would guess.) Due to geography YVR is always going to be Canada's primary TPAC hub. SEA is competing as much (if not more) w...

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by StarAC17
Sun May 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18640

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

I'd say the downfall of BBD would make a good book, but let's face it, the Canadian government will keep bailing them out whenever they get into trouble (which is probably why they get into so much in the first place). No they won't. The current Trudeau government if re-elected (that is a big if) d...

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by StarAC17
Sat May 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18640

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

BBD has had huge losses in their rail business. It is killing the company. Is that true? Some on a.net seem to have blamed the divestiture of the CSeries on the CSeries itself, that being what was killing the company. They have kept the rail business, and although I have always been an Alstom fan (...

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by StarAC17
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8812

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

And he is damn right about it. Not sure what the "additional great features" should be. New taller legs perhaps? If the Max had taller legs (landing gear) we wouldn't have had this problem in the first place as the engines could have been mounted below the wing perfectly fine. Those "...

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by StarAC17
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Question for those more knowledgeable, are there any other mainstream planes that need a computer to maintain flight stability or is it just the MAX? Because my understanding this plane needs it because of the positioning of the Engines makes it unstable during climb? My worry here is that the plan...

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by StarAC17
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-Canada-47928356 Following confirmation from AA that they will be grounding their MAX’s until Mid August how much spare capacity do they have?. Thinking more widely, how much scope is there for carriers to just hang on with existing equipment. I know that ACMI ope...

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by StarAC17
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32098

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Every day that passes, I'm convinced he'll likely squeak by yet again. Bill Maher had a really good New Rules segment faulting Democrats for finding flaws in every single candidate. But even if that doesn't affect the outcome, there are still the Bernie or Bust folks who will pout and whine about h...

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by StarAC17
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Omar at it again.
Replies: 128
Views: 9633

Re: Rep. Omar at it again.

There is an irrational defense of Israel in the US, more so from non Jewish people than from Jewish ones, for reasons that are in fact not Jewish friendly, since what they want if for Jewish people to abandon their religion and convert to Christianity ! This attitude towards Israel makes it difficu...

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by StarAC17
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32098

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Love to hear the Republicans going on and on and on about the travesty of “political correctness,” which basically means it’s good as a society to think twice about what you say because it might be offensive. The toxic Trumpist response is “I can say whatever I want, screw you, and I should be able...

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by StarAC17
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4633

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Apollo 13 was very good, lived up to the book as did ‘Sully’ I would say a movie based on non-fiction will always be better because we have living people to tell the story and potentially consult on the movie. Essentially everyone from Apollo 13 is still alive today and Sully was only 10 years ago....

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by StarAC17
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers
Replies: 57
Views: 2987

Re: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers

The US economy would be way down if your lifestyle would be the norm 8-) But indeed, other then a mortgage, I have no other debts. That is a discussion that needs to be had. Overuse of credit has an effect on keeping prices up and people would realize they could do with a lot less. That is only tru...

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by StarAC17
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers
Replies: 57
Views: 2987

Re: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers

An appreciating asset like a house qualifies for being purchased with a loan—simple asset management. That said, a mortgage should be considered only based on 20% down, principal and interest payments not to exceed 28% of income, total debt service not to exceed 36%. Very old fashioned rules that a...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 1886

Re: Putin Popularity USA

I can't speak for others on my side of the aisle, across the country, but I've held a general disdain for Russia ever since we've had to rely on them to get to the international space station. We're basically paying for each rocket launch with what we're being charged. My friends and I have long he...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Help me out here (and, yes, I'm definitely ready to get flamed in this a.net world)...so, United Airlines has the exact same setup as the MAX's that crashed, and they have 23,000 +/- flight hours with the type...and they didn't crash a one of them (yes, I know they have the -9, and the aircraft tha...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 2949

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

I've been a regular to online dating for the past 6 years or so. I have had varied success with it. I have gone on some awful dates, incredibly underwhelming dates, and I have gone on some really fun dates that didn't lead to anything more. I have had some flings and short relationships, and I have...

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by StarAC17
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's not at the level of Boeing employees that anyone is worrying about non-western employees, but at the level of pilots. But I think that most people have accepted that these accidents could have happened anywhere. What are people's thoughts about the lack of such accidents in the USA/Canada/etc....

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by StarAC17
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 8924

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

With general government spending standing at~38% of GDP, the US already is in the club of socialist countries. Obviously Americans don't like to admit that, as they are brainwashed to believe that they are some type of archetypal capitalist society. 38%? Does that include health care? Anyhow, they ...

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by StarAC17
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It is in fact the US Department of Justice fraud division that is investigating Boeing along with the FBI. Sarcasm alert "Im going to blame any non western world employees who work for Boeing for anything they may have done wrong" Any US or Canadian staff who work for them wont have done ...

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by StarAC17
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 8924

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

I am so sick of our society that so blatantly favors the rich and corporations! Our society so passively lets the rich buy their way into the best universities, lets the rich buy their way out of justice, lets corporations have an iron grip on workers who suppress their rights and quality and life,...

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by StarAC17
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

B knows how to build FBW planes isnt the 787 full FBW ? couldnt they transfer the complete electronic stuff from the 787 to the 737? not a project to finish within a few weeks but well i think nothing can fix that in a short amount of time I naively thought that this was what the MAX was. I thought...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I'm gonna have to say, the underlying narrative of bad decisions and poor communication between Boeing and the FAA gives me chills. I have some low level certification authority in what I do, sometimes Management or Engineering try forcing my hand on things, bully me to sign off on things, or have ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11842

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Did the shooter seriously say he was inspired by Candace Owens, yet even she was too extreme for him? What a time to be alive... I am fairly certain he was inspired by the Quebec Mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette whom killed six people in a Mosque in January 2017 as well as Anders Breivik whom c...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709457

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It's official. Canada bans all flights in Canadian airspace for MAX 8 aircraft. I'll link it when I can Sent from my BBD100-2 using Tapatalk I was thinking Marc Garneau told AC, WS and WG behind the scenes that they have 24 hours to arrange their fleets as they will ground the MAX today. I do not t...

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by StarAC17
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4706

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Just read about ETIAS, an European version of ESTA whereby visitors who do not need a regular visa WILL need to apply for electronic approval to visit. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/etias/ Couple of remarks and questions: 1) I don't really see much of a practical difference between applying for ...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 85
Views: 14929

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I'm believing in the Diego Garcia theory. Why nobody at all is speaking about it on a.net? From what I think, many highly ranked people from a few countries incl.USA would know something. When you see the Malaysian Interior minister speak during his interview a few years ago, you feel he lies as he...

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by StarAC17
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 85
Views: 14929

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

The Titanic was found 73 years after it sank. The necessary technology didn’t exist at the time. I think MH370 will be a similar story. Its discovery will no doubt make big news sometime in the future. Maybe even after we’re all gone. I would concur with this view. The current technology is not suf...

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by StarAC17
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2024

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

To get to the data that is fine, booting from it will result in a crash. Best regards Thomas {checkmark} I would suggest buying an enclosure from a computer store and hooking the old HDD up to it to get the data off it and then use the new PC's HD. Odds are if you have a new system it has at least ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11739

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

WS does fly from YVR-MCO now. But the market isn't huge. The leisure market from YVR is far more geared towards California, Las Vegas, Mexico and Hawaii, while Florida is more popular with Easterners. The connection traffic YVR can provide that is drawing passengers away from LAX and SFO is more ge...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11739

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

I live in New Hampshire near Boston, and on European trips, I have flown BOS-YYZ and connected to a 77W to London. Now I am planning a business trip to Shanghai and I can choose a 77W via YYZ with a return using a 788 through YUL. I've been on a AC 788 before, LHR-YYZ soon after the plane was enter...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repub. Rep warns Cohen
Replies: 64
Views: 4220

Re: Repub. Rep warns Cohen

Can a legal expert weigh in on here for me? How does Cohens testimony not violate attorney client privilege? Well considering Cohen is going to jail for perjury and obstruction of justice, I think he will be or has already has been disbarred. Furthermore it didn't seem that he did anything legal fo...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AC retire their 747-400?
Replies: 28
Views: 6651

Re: Why did AC retire their 747-400?

How come AC retire their 747-400s so early? I mean most airlines flying the 747-400 have flown them for up to 20-25 years then retire them. I don't think they had that many in their fleet (less than 10) and most of them were either Combi models or the full passenger full 744's which were inherited ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces direct Vancouver to Auckland flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2771

Re: Air Canada announces direct Vancouver to Auckland flight

Hey guys, this tweet has been making quite rounds over the internet as ACA announces YVR-AKL direct flight. Do have a look over it! https://mobile.twitter.com/yvrairport/status/1100893086933147648?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Good news for AC. 4x weekly seasonal to begin. M...

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by StarAC17
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'
Replies: 39
Views: 2373

Re: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'

"Libs" punch up, pick on authority figures who are safely in positions of power. Conservative humor involves mocking the weak, kicking down, which amounts to bullying. Literally why comedy has a liberal lean to it. That's one one end of conservative "humor", yes. That sort of De...

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by StarAC17
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'
Replies: 39
Views: 2373

Re: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'

Trump wonders why a comedy show can do a parody of him without "retribution" Someone needs to tell him he *is* the federal government and he's openly threatening the first amendment, which you know, only applies to the government not private entities like conservatives whine about. They m...

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by StarAC17
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'
Replies: 39
Views: 2373

Re: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'

And yet Trump , after watching SNL, is asking for an investigation https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1097116612279316480\ I think the glass jaw is on the other party. Trump wonders why a comedy show can do a parody of him without "retribution" Someone needs to tell him he *is* th...

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by StarAC17
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 5797

Re: Amazon reconsiders LIC

Quite honestly the idea of NY State and Northern Virginia subsidizing Amazon is ridiculous and should be against the law on interstate commerce clause grounds. I really hope the Democrats will make this part of their platform. How are states like West Virginia supposed to recover and build new indu...

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by StarAC17
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu shot, cold shot?
Replies: 60
Views: 4652

Re: Flu shot, cold shot?

So I got a flu shot and guess what. I 'm not sick from the flu but from a cold (different virus)! DUH... :(   :fever: So why is there no vaccine against the common cold virus? The flu shot takes the most common 3 or so strains of influenza usually from what strains caused the previous hemisphere's ...

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by StarAC17
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4098

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

I've never seen a trial balloon for presidency shot down so aggressively by both political operatives and... billionaire centrist independent Michael Bloomberg that has a data operation that has shown him it'd be idiotic for himself or anyone else to do this. If this dude still thinks this is a goo...

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by StarAC17
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4098

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

Flighty, In the US two party system a third party candidate will not and cannot ever win the presidential election. All a third party candidate can do is split the vote of the party which holds the most similarity to the third party candidate, giving the election to the other side. I agree with thi...

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by StarAC17
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4632

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

I'm pretty sure I would find a highway with no speed limit a little terrifying. At the same time, you can get away with the same thing on poorly enforced rural segments of U.S. Highways. It's just that the risk of arrest for criminal speeding is there. Not if you know how to drive on it and it is p...

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by StarAC17
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 2962

Re: NFL Playoffs

Cannot believe that non-call. I usually hate to blame the refs, but I’ll make an exception here. This non-call literally made the difference between the Saints running out the clock and attempting a chip shot and the Rams having 1:41 to line up Legatron. I’ll always question why Payton and Brees th...

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by StarAC17
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14563

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

The only thing we need to do it cut the endless appeals. I thing the sentence should be carried out within 30 days of it being issued. There is no proof anyone innocent has ever been executed. So lets light up old sparky and start to render justice! Render justice? Here's a list of people freed aft...

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by StarAC17
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huawei CFO granted bail in Vancouver
Replies: 57
Views: 3204

Re: Huawei CFO granted bail in Vancouver

What benefit is it to China by showing such aggression towards US business interests there? Satisfy domestic complain that the party have been acting too weakly since the onset have the trade war, contrary to the picture they painted for themselves in the past few years. The Chinese govnt is the mo...

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by StarAC17
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huawei CFO granted bail in Vancouver
Replies: 57
Views: 3204

Re: Huawei CFO granted bail in Vancouver

I know, but why does Canada chose to honor this nonsense from the US ? They have an extradition treaty with the US, so they have to go along with it. I bet your arse on it that if she'd been in Norway and the US asked the Norwegian govt to arrest her they would have without a second thought. As for...

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by StarAC17
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility

I’m sure AC has looked at YYZ-SYD but decided it’s a stretch too far for them so are focused on building out with YVR-BNE/MEL instead. There’s no way they would operate YYZ-BNE, they don’t have a local partner at this end. YYZ-AKL would be more likely (still very unlikely). AC has a interline/codes...

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