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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moron... .. err "Unruly passenger" removed from AA flight in Miami - Tased multiple times
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Moron... .. err "Unruly passenger" removed from AA flight in Miami - Tased multiple times

Yea, and he'll likely sue the police for 'excessive force' from the taser. Dumbass.

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 - a different discussion?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Formula 1 - a different discussion?

Some of the flat interest is that most of the races so far are not in the 'traditional' European locations as well as early in the season. Once the season hits Europe interest will peak up, especially in the run up for the Monaco GP race.

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3402

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Some of the alternative - 2nd tier airports in the NY/NJ/PA/MD/DE/CT region are not able to handle full TATL services and some have practical restrictions as to customs facilities, runway length, number of flights allowed. HPN - very slot restricted, short runway, big NIMBY issues, mainly for short ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Apparently the FAA/NTSB order to inspect fan blades is affecting WN's operations to some extent on Sunday, with cancellation of about 40 flights and delays on 100's of others. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/emergency-engine-inspections-lead-to-cancellations-scores-of-delays-for-travelers-on-south...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 32
Views: 10080

Re: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert

For many of us, the 747 is special as it represented a massive quantum leap in commercial aircraft size and technology. For many, their first flight or commercial flight might have been on a 747. Improved versions of the 747 are still being made, albeit at very limited amounts, almost 50 years from ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: Flight duration classifications

To me, from an Eastern USA (NYC metro) perspective on a non-stop flight: Short Haul is up to 3 hours (Eastern USA to mid-USA, Eastern Canada, Caribbean), Medium as 3-7 hours Eastern USA to Western States, Mid to Western Canada, Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Hawaii, Alaska), Long h...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 75
Views: 17169

Re: 787 Scrapping

Boeing scrapping these 'test frames' may be due to financial and tax reasons. While the costs of scrapping is not cheap, Boeing and others can find out how to do the process of demolition (a cost of business) and determine wear and tear aspects from real use including cycles of compression/decompres...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

...... Passenger behaviors are still bad and seem to be getting worse in such events. I don't know how much can be done about them but at the least, Wi-Fi needs to be immediately cut off. Some type of very loud automatic announcement system should be kicking in to tell pax what they should be doing...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I think it will be interesting to see what the short and long term affects of this accident event will be. We need to consider more frequency and more stringent inspection of certain engine parts. The failure of a fan blade apparently triggered this event and a few other incidents on other aircraft ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

In today's "sue-first" American culture, I'll be surprised if you don't see several people from that flight sue just because they can. Yes, I am quite sure there will be lawsuits for psychological problems from such a traumatic event and for some, like those close to the woman who was kil...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1506

Re: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation

As another posted noted, this is led by a group of Republican Congress members who are likely in tight races and want to stay in office. They also can use it to keep their rabid dog base happy as well as raise campaign funds from it. For sure they want Trump cleared of any wrongdoing so they can con...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New "seats"
Replies: 41
Views: 4055

Re: New "seats"

Sorry, but this is totally unacceptable. They would be unusable by too many, not likely due to evacuation, weight and other issues, you couldn't have any carry ons, even a purse or computer bag.

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

It is good that significant pieces that came off this airplane have been recovered to assist in the investigation. Finding the missing blade would be very useful, but getting it may have to be from sheer dumb luck. A lot has been made of the Captain, Tammie Jo Schults, being a woman in this accident...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

There are 3 areas of airline reporting that are at issue today. Questionable operations (Allegent), an incident being sensationalized and behavior incidents. Of course, since the Wright brothers, the operations failures of aircraft have been sensationalized by the media. To me the '60 Minutes' story...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

John Ostrower is reporting/making the connection that DL5507 departed KLGA 16 minutes after WN1380 departed KLGA. If you don't know the history with DL5507, it made an emergency landing today at KIAD with one of it's left wheels missing. Some speculation in the comments is that they incidents were ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I wonder if any reports of engine parts on the ground ? So far no, but I suspect a search will be underway upon review of the flight recordings and if asking about possible sightings of parts falling. It would be very useful to recover such parts as part of the investigation, No doubt this was a ver...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 66
Views: 1934

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

As I have stated earlier, the odds of Impeachment and removal of Trump from office are about as good as one winning a big jackpot lottery. Every week, we see and hear more possible issues to justify the Impeachment and removal of Trump. Over the last week, it has been about Comey's book, the bombing...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103845

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

From our more engine knowledgeable persons, any idea where this engine broke ? If so, it appears pretty much in main fan or just behind it. Do we have any idea of possible sucking in of a bird, ect ? (LGA has a bad history of that). This this is a very serious incident, especially with the apparent ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20894

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Many of these passengers have jobs they have to go back to, family to be home for, have to take unpaid leave, kids may be out of school for more days, $100's of dollars a day for a hotel, meals and getting around, may have health conditions or need for medicines that cannot be met in Mexico. I bet t...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 60
Views: 1719

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I want to fly on a A380 and B787. I have been fortunate to have been on a several now unsued models (DC-8, DC-10, 707, 727, early series 737's, F-41) Being in the NYC market, I could get an A380 maybe to CDG on AF, UA has some B787's out of EWR.

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller
Replies: 20
Views: 2508

Re: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller

Let's not forget many carrying on so much has been a problem for years long before checked bag fees. To avoid the risk of lost or stolen luggage. If going for a 1-2 day trip and not wanting to waste time it takes for baggage to get to the pick up area upon arrival at their destination. The there is ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 990

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

In one town, the HS prom got cancelled, but not before some had their pictures taken at a local firehouse. Some of the Limos were getting stuck it was blizzard conditions, safety is most important.

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway

I bet many airports or their contracted snowplowing companies would love this to significantly labor costs. An airport is not a public street so might be a good place for autonomous snowplowing vehicles. You would still need drivers operating the plows for areas close to terminals and aircraft, but ...

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by ltbewr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10075

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Probably Russia is using the ending date of the overflight rights and negotiations of renewal for political reasons, to pressure the USA to end sanctions placed by President Obama and still continuing to some extent under President Trump. I expect they also may be seeking large increases in the fees...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 66
Views: 1934

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

The odds of removing Donald Trump as President by conviction by 2/3rds of US Senators in Impeachment proceedings are more like those of winning the top prize in a mega lottery. There has been 62 cases of the initial steps of Impeachment proceedings but only 2 presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clin...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26457

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

There is a limited but significant place for the A380, serving airports with limited slots, timing of operations at either end and high demand year round like LHR where fares can be high enough to cover their costs. A380's will also work best with those airlines like the EK that have lower financing...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7792

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

The advantages of the ME3 is that they service places that many airlines don't for political and economic reasons, they have low financing costs, relatively low labor costs and strong support by their governments. That is critical in an era when the coach pax shop by price first and some see the ME3...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 124
Views: 3775

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

Don't forget that Trump had missile attacks in Syria about a year ago, in part to deal with chemical weapons attacks on Syrian peoples by the Assad government. One can in part justify these attacks tonight, which include the UK and France participating, due to the use of chemical weapons which is a ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Is Pardoning Scooter Libby
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Trump Is Pardoning Scooter Libby

I thought Dubya already pardoned Scooter Libby, like ten minutes after the verdict :boggled: Pres. Bush only commuted his sentence so never saw any jail time or home confinement with a bracelet. Libby was part of the group of people who outed a member of the CIA, Valerie Palme. Trump may have done ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump signs FOSTA law
Replies: 50
Views: 1325

Re: Trump signs FOSTA law

This was a no-brainer. Sexual trafficking, especially involving minors and exploited persons was far too easy on the targeted sites and needed to be curbed. My fear is that sites will go into the 'dark web' or people will find workarounds of this law.

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by ltbewr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters

PS I'm impressed that we've made it to 8 comments without an exploding battery joke. If they are transporting significant quantities of batteries there are risks that are far from a joke. Recall UPS 6 and several close calls. I suspect they would have to take all kinds of specialized of packaging t...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2867

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

Cohen may be saying nice things about the FBI raids, knowing they were legal but it may also mean he may turn against Trump for putting him in a bad position. I wouldn't be surprised he challenges the raid and seizures in court soon, especially if stuff hurting him is found, then make a deal by late...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2867

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

Apparently going after Cohen may be a lot more than about Stormy Daniels, but also about illegal campaign contributions from Ukrainian citizens with direct quid pro que of buying influence with Trump via the 'Trump Foundation': https://www.yahoo.com/news/mueller-reportedly-investigating-ukraine-paym...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2867

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

The subpoenaed raids on Cohen's home, office and motel room (there while renovations at his main apartment) has Donald Trump really steamed and why not. How would you like it if your lawyer was in the same situation and you fear personal information may leak out or used against you. I bet Cohen is g...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst coach class food experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Best and worst coach class food experiences

While it is an old joke that airline food is an oxymoron, especially in coach class, I was interested in comments on the the best and worst coach class food experiences some of you here have had. I know I have had a few decent experiences, I am also glad I brought something with me or had something ...

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by ltbewr
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 444 JFK - FCO delayed again?
Replies: 13
Views: 1851

Re: DL 444 JFK - FCO delayed again?

Last week, there were some days with serious weather and wind issues that meant landings and takeoffs were delayed at all NYC area airports. Perhaps there were delays in flights of connecting passengers, especially with weather delays at JFK or their departure airport. Maybe some maintenance had to ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11305

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

The 767-300 I was on LHR-EWR back in November was well worn, had older and smaller screen IFE systems (the 767-400 I took EWR-LHR was much nicer), They do need to be replaced as getting long in age, likely 20+ years old, as others noted have declining dispatch reliability and on an important TATL ro...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina Republicans Want To Secede Again
Replies: 64
Views: 1752

Re: South Carolina Republicans Want To Secede Again

SC was the lead state to leave the USA and start the Civil War, mainly over the right of rich White people to have slaves. Today for SC, it is about the Federal Government telling their White citizens they can't be racists and selfishness as to tax revenues.

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7315

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

One big issue as to criminal charges and trials in the USA is that many cannot afford decent lawyers and if poor enough, few of those lawyers provided are decent either. He likely feared getting convicted or pushed into a plea deal and go to some brutal jail. Perhaps too there were records of Valenz...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6008

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

First of all, the OP was as to 'western' European countries, including former colonizers in Africa. There is just no money to be made by direct/non-stop service by EC based airlines into many locations in Africa, especially with their legacy costs, the local costs at African airports, the cost of co...

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by ltbewr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Summer 2018 Make or Break for Norwegian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Is Summer 2018 Make or Break for Norwegian?

I would note 4 issues of concern: Rising fuel prices when already sold tickets based on current prices. Bad weather, especially thunderstorms, and in August-September, Hurricanes and related weather events on the USA TATL end that would make landings and operations in general suspended for a day. Th...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7315

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

I believe there were required procedures for the shipment of O2 canisters on airplanes that SaberTech and their employees were required to follow and didn't. Valujet failed to check the shipment and allowed it and has blood on their hands too. Yes, this fugitive should face trial. It is possible tha...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7315

Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

The FBI has put up a $10,000 reward and has renewed the search 22 years after the horrible fire and crash of Valujet Flight 592, for a fugitive mechanic for SaberTech, the company that obscenely mishandled the packaging of O2 Generators that caused that loss. It is possible that the mechanic, Ociel ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 1695

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

The other day in the NYC Metro freebee newspaper had an article that in February there were a few more murders in London than in NYC, both cities of similar size. In the UK and EU in general and unlike the USA, knives have long been the weapon of choice by criminal gangs and general criminals, along...

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by ltbewr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamala Harris jokes about Trump death
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: Kamala Harris jokes about Trump death

As much hate there was toward President Obama and other recent past Presidents or Hillery Clinton, only the worst racists and right wingers wanted them dead or murdered. With Trump, there is far more from the left that do wish that upon him. Joking about Trump's death sadly that ruins the standing o...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2016

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

As per USA law, regular military forces (Army and Air Force) are strictly limited in their use within the USA. The can be used at borders but to keep out another country's military forces. There are specific Federal US statutes, called posse comitatus,( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_...

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by ltbewr
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2540

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

Either an angry employee or a relationship dispute. Seems to me poor security to enter the building, it should be much more difficult for someone to get in generally and especially with a gun.

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.
Replies: 26
Views: 856

Re: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.

I live in the NYC area in NJ. I rarely watch local TV news unless there is a major weather event. As to this mandated statement at Sinclair stations, it should have been announced and with a 'crawler' at the bottom of the screen 'Editorial - the opinion of Sinclair management' and would have to give...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Smisek had stayed at United?
Replies: 29
Views: 4768

Re: What if Smisek had stayed at United?

Smisik had to go after allowing the money losing bribe of the 'charman's flight' for the board chairman of the Port Authority of NY and NJ to get favorable treatment at EWR including a new hanger. That was just totally wrong by both parties and I presume UA and the PA both had to change their cultur...

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by ltbewr
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.
Replies: 26
Views: 856

Re: Sinclair's Fake News Zombies, Scary.

This should have been prefaced and with a crawler message of "EDITORIAL - OPINION OF THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR PARENT COMPANY"

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