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by ltbewr
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 48
Views: 937

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

The ISP's want a cut of the revenues of the massive ones of social media sites, streaming sites and other high-volume ones to in part cover their operating costs for carrying them, offset revenue losses from 'cable [TV] cutters', as well as make more profits. Part of the reason the FCC made their vo...

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by ltbewr
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prohibited words in CDC budget: fetus, science-based, etched
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Prohibited words in CDC budget: fetus, science-based, etched

The CDC is a critical part of our government. To make them have to bow to a conservative and specific religious ideology is against any and all sound scientific reason and bound to hurt millions. Sadly the CDC will have to not use these words or face massive cuts. I bet the right wingers might chang...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran deals might be in jeopardy
Replies: 45
Views: 6773

Re: Iran deals might be in jeopardy

Only reason why IR has not received any more aircraft, from Airbus, since March, is the problems with financing. Several aircraft were supposed to go IR but were not taken up because of the financing. Once this issue is solved I am sure the Airbus deliveries will go ahead. The Boeing deal is the on...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

Do not compare with Europe, no comparison at all. Different roads and much longer distances to cross. Seems to me the US is way, way, way behind the safety curve. Yes, we are due to pressures (and bribes...um.. campaign contributions) from trucking companies and independent owner/operators on our p...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 44
Views: 1510

Re: Net Neutrality

I think it is time for the "Internet"..in the US anyway, and the ISP's... to be treated like a utility. You use more...you pay more...not on the CONTENT of the packets, but the AMOUNT...just like trucks on the highways for heavier loads and the water and power one uses. Keep in mind that ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 680
Views: 21236

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

This election shows the deep divides we have in this country by race. Moore got 70%+ of White Male voters and 63% of White Female voters, Jones around 90+% of Black voters. 2% or so voted write-ins that likely pulled votes from Moore. Those write in votes were likely for other Republicans or Liberta...

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by ltbewr
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna
Replies: 34
Views: 933

Re: My suggestion for the Dems in 2020: Ro Khanna

NIKV69 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:



Two words..

Andrew Cuomo

He has his own baggage that would be unacceptable. He is facing several corruption issues, a sellout to Wall Street, another phony neo-liberal who cannot hold a candle to his father's legacy.

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by ltbewr
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

Could the original post have been broken up into some paragraphs ? The mandate of ELD's while overall is a great idea, it is going to present a several issues and conflict with rules. In many places, you cannot just park your truck off the road and take the law mandated rest at the demanded time as ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 680
Views: 21236

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

More of the urban districts are coming in as of 10:30 PM and it is neck and neck with numbers of around 1% between Jones and Moore back and forth. One big factor, especially as to Moore is the write-ins of 1-3% per county, statewide of about 2% of votes. That may work in favor of Jones. If either wi...

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by ltbewr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 680
Views: 21236

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

One fear I have with this election is where the difference in the final count is a few 1000 votes or less. If that happens there will be a political war we haven't seen since the 2000 Presidential election with massive challenges, recounts, court challenges, review of voter rolls and millions poured...

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by ltbewr
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off

Yes, there are risks in these Winter Olympics being held in their proposed location but to cancel them or key participants not there may just give in to NK's desires to disrupt the world. This is made worse by NK's 'dear leader's' preserve policies to stay in power, the incompetent jerk US President...

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by ltbewr
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sacks cabin crew for drunken behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 6028

Re: BA sacks cabin crew for drunken behaviour

Even when cabin staff is off-duty, certain behaviors are unacceptable and cause for discipline up to and including dismissal. Besides the issue of image, bringing their employer into disrepute, there are others. Putting themselves into potential criminal charges with those expenses, hassles or if fo...

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by ltbewr
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 33501

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

First of all, it needs to be determined how this happened. Then once determined, then figure out if a problem with other similar model aircraft, with the same antenna, if a design, engineering flaw, mounting or maintenance flaw, or something wrong in the electrical system that caused a short or cond...

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by ltbewr
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 59
Views: 15167

Re: 38 years since AA 191

Let us not forget the factor that was the trigger for the loss of AA191 - improper maintenance procedures when removing the wing engines that damaged the attachment points of the engine. The short cut procedure, not only used by AA but also a few other airlines. was determined rather quickly and cau...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 1955

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

Modern news media has number of issues that cause mistakes and problems. Reduced revenues has meant less quality work, less editing, less proofreading and less fact checking. There is that all of media wants the 'gotcha' or be first to get the attention and thus ratings for a breaking story. Yes, th...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3430

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

As to the USA and others countries, there have been individual athletes caught and punished. For the USA we for sure have own issues. Our Major League Baseball had an extremely serious problem with PED's in the 1990's and until a few years ago. In part it was encouraged by a strike in the early 1990...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 130
Views: 21278

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Caps and hats have pretty much gone from common wearing by men and women generations ago so it is not surprising that fewer occupations will wear them too.

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3430

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

If somebody has forgotten, then this thread was about IOC rules and their enforcement: - Individual athletes using illegal drugs are banned, when they get caught. - Countries supporting systematic illegal drugs are banned, when they get caught. - Individual athletes, who have proved clean, and who ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 15145

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

Some of these asylum seekers have well founded fears based on their religion, ethnicity, home region, and political activity of abuse, torture, imprisonment and even executed if they return. I believe it is well stated in international agreements and treaties that a person cannot be repatriated to t...

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by ltbewr
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Franken Resigns
Replies: 73
Views: 5247

Re: Senator Franken Resigns

Any form of sexual discrimination and improper behavior is wrong, from rape to a butt grab. It is demeaning to the victims, to put them 'in their place', for the powerful to keep it and keep the victims from attaining employment and advancement opportunities, higher or keeping their income and affec...

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by ltbewr
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 10724

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

It will likely cost the USA $2 Billion to build and relocate the full embassy in Jerusalem due to the security fortress it will have to be. Of course the politicians of both our parties will screw people out of health care they need, cut Social Security benefits in the many billions but have no prob...

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by ltbewr
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3430

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics are not going to be seen as competitive without the Russians but there will be other issues that will be more important with them. The 2018 games are being held in South Korea, only about 40-50 miles from the North Korean border at a time of hostile acts by NK with their mis...

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by ltbewr
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Conyers retires endorses son for his seat
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: John Conyers retires endorses son for his seat

There is no doubt that Conyers, III will be chosen to replace his father now and in the next election. I have long believed that as with Judges in many USA states, there should be an age limit for Federal officials including President, Senators, Congress members and all Judges at about 75. No one sh...

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by ltbewr
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3430

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

I guess Putin and his oligarch friends didn't give large enough bribes to IOC officials :twisted: I suspect Russia will appeal this, likely going nowhere. I do feel sorry for those athletes who are clean, worked hard for the Olympics and can't participate for themselves and nation that supported the...

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by ltbewr
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 13016

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Norwegian serves STW which is on the far outside 'borders' of the NYC metro CSA area as Orange County where it is located as a whole is part of it. Still, they would also include themselves are part of the NYC region as most of the local TV stations they watch are based in NYC. AUS works for them as...

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by ltbewr
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing
Replies: 23
Views: 5522

Re: UA179 EWR-HKG Easterly Routing

Let's not forget that actual routes vs. 'great circle' routes included access to possible diversion airports, wind patterns, overflight rights or where for national security certain areas are banned for overflights.

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by ltbewr
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 80326

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

I think many of use would be more worried about some dumb drunk, someone on drugs or mentally ill, a failed engine or non-battery electrical problem causing a diversion than a battery failure on a B787/A350. I am quite sure that older battery systems had failure or breakdown rates as high as with th...

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by ltbewr
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!
Replies: 67
Views: 4679

Re: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!

I hope for the deal Flynn made, which while making him a felon will likely mean a few months or no time in jail, that he takes out all up to and including Donald Trump (with Impeachment). Personally I want Flynn and the others to rot in a rat infested basement jail will bread and water for the rest ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

Group A sounds like a 'fix' to make sure Russia makes it out of the 1st Round Group B with Spain and Portugal - likely they will both make it into the next stage and will be one of the biggest 1st round match ups. Group C is interesting with any of them into the next round Group D Iceland could be a...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 13011

Re: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

Who he hasn't offended would be a short list. I guess they figure he isn't seen in the ME as much as a jerk as the rest of the world does. Besides too many excuses to wreck car or act like jerks in foreign lands, JC is the one of the key reasons I was turned off to Top Gear. I liked the Hamster and ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos
Replies: 89
Views: 3324

Re: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

To me Trump reminds me of the Baldrick character from 'Blackadder'. Trump is a moron, with just enough brains to be dangerous. He is uncouth, has the self-control of a toddler, he is openly racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant to a extreme level. He has no understanding of government or his p...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 13891

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

Let's face it, BA has been harshly criticized here and elsewhere for its labor issues and treatment of pax, so you have some looking for any little thing, even for a relatively innocent ad, as an excuse to pile on them more criticism.

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted
Replies: 82
Views: 3772

Re: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted

The tried person could face up to 20 years in CA for a previous conviction for dealing in pot. If he ends up there I wouldn't be surprised if some of he jailhouse White Supremacists kill him. I also wonder if Pres. Trump will demand his AG call for a Federal trial in California, but in a conservativ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 13891

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

Ryanair has far more offensive advertising and comments from its CEO than this. For BA this is another public relations fail coming on top of other and more serious issues from staff, financial, treatment of passengers.

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by ltbewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

I bet FIFA will rig it so Russia has an unusually easy path to appease their host Vlad P..

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10264

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Perhaps too, the USA government may want all pax from almost all African countries have to change planes and go through security again in Europe to keep out asylum seekers, potential terrorists, persons with criminal backgrounds.

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19756

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

What could also happen is that those that work when they had planned to take off will get some extra days off or some higher preference in bids for flights they want to work other times of the year from their home base city/airport. This would likely have to be worked through the Unions.

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos
Replies: 89
Views: 3324

Re: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

As I have said for the last year, Twitter needs to suspend or terminate Donald Trump's personal Twitter account for violations of the TOS which would get any of us suspended/terminated as well as for security reasons and only allowed to use his official POTUS account which would mean screening by ot...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31452

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

I would suspect this in cargo or pax or pax/cargo mix would be popular for example for service to smaller islands like in the Caribbean. I do hope this is an aircraft that can be operated in winter and icy conditions as other aircraft are limited in being used in such conditions and a need for repla...

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 11679

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

It seems there needs to be review of and improvements as to on the ground ATC at JFK as well as a review of how pilots operate their planes on taxiway at JFK. At JFK, taxi space is very tight, flight slots are tight too, likely making it easier for such 'clips' to occur.

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 26043

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Many here will ask why will cabin staff will go to work for and keep working at FR. Simple really, there are many millions of unemployed and underemployed young adults in many countries and parts of countries in their EU and non-EU markets who will take any job just to get job experience to hopefull...

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19357

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

New Jersey especially in the Northern and Central part of the state has a large Jewish, including a fast growing Orthodox population, one of the biggest Jewish studies schools in Lakewood, NJ as well as large communities in Orange and Rockland Counties in NYS, so makes sense for them to travel throu...

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 26043

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Seems to me Ryanair should face EU investigations as to their labor and employment practices as to mandating quotas of in-flight sales by F/A. Their job is to provide safety on flights, not be salesclerks pushing stuff of questionable value.

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by ltbewr
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 12197

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

I would presume this incident will be investigated by Taiwan's agency that does so as to airliners. With today's instant social medial we can see certain 'evidence' like the above posted pictures that can raise questions of the judgment of the decision to continue to ORD instead of a diversion. This...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: teams/institutions with STATE names instead of CITY name
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: teams/institutions with STATE names instead of CITY name

You have some NHL teams with state names, including the New Jersey Devils. In the case of the New Jersey Devils, it was because they initially or for years played in small towns, not in major cities. For the NJ Devils that included for years in East Rutherford, NJ and later to their current location...

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by ltbewr
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 669
Views: 174134

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I would presume this plane will be brought to Airbus' manufacturing facility in France for further inspections and repairs and was a number of reasons for this delay. Figuring how to fix it enough for a safe ferry flight as this was a 1st time for such damage on this model a/c, and having to do a ma...

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by ltbewr
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23
Replies: 16
Views: 9375

FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23

A FedEx worker was killed during loading/unloading a 777 at MEM yesterday morning, Thanksgiving day here in the USA. It happened at 12:30 AM, and the woman found under a loading convener belt. Here is a article: https://www.yahoo.com/gma/fedex-worker-killed-accident-memphis-hub-054305330--abc-news-t...

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by ltbewr
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3275

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Based on the recent report of an 'explosion' it may be a fuel vapor, electrical system or battery fire that led led to it. The conditions might have built up for a while before the explosion, but severe and quick enough to prevent a crash surfacing. The fire also could have triggered a structural co...

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by ltbewr
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 8749

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these “pointless” airports?

Many of these airports have space and slots available, sufficient runways (some were former military airports), near major roads for on-ground distribution, close enough to major market areas, and good hubs for distribution to/from other markets, low/reasonable fees and reasonable local labor costs.

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by ltbewr
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sexual Assault - all of it
Replies: 144
Views: 7554

Re: Sexual Assault - all of it

Pres. Trump has...well not endorsed Moore, but made it clear not to vote for the 'liberal Democrat' opponent. I don't think he cares about anyone, especially women, just his own selfish self and the power of being President. Sadly too for every Moore, the right finds a Sen. Franken to bash and try t...

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