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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!

As for a world-wide kind of scale, Emirates comes to my mind first, as they use their global hub at DXB to connect passengers to pretty much every corner of the globe! But they don´t have a 100, 50 or less seat feeder network, that adds a lot of destinations. If you just check international destina...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 463
Views: 11909

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

Dutchy wrote:
No, Russian judges are not independent..


Dutchy, you may be able to convince him, but he will never admit that. He is Russian, he probably doesn't want to go to prison, get, murdered in some back alley or be trown off a balcony.

Pitty is in order, not frustration.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious people live longer and are happier: study
Replies: 88
Views: 2019

Re: Religious people live longer and are happier: study

You see, most of the people on this web cannot help themselves when it comes to putting down religious beliefs.. Which makes sense, since being surrounded by people with high religiosity seems to make atheists depressive. You see, most of the people on this web cannot help themselves when it comes ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 348
Views: 15481

Re: Tax reform win.

It is very clear and has been for quite a few years that the Republicans are not interested in paying their bills. They are irresponsible with the money needed for the USA. And piling on debt unnecessarily is a good way to take future democrat governments ability away from being effective. How can ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious people live longer and are happier: study
Replies: 88
Views: 2019

Re: Religious people live longer and are happier: study

And religion isn't a choice for many people either. You're brought up and indoctrinated into it from birth, like gender. Are you willing to expand that to criminals, including all the possible implications for law enforcement or is this just special pleading on behalf of religion? No mens rea if yo...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

both before and after Syria supposedly relinquished their chemical weapons. Didn´t Putin guarantee Russia would make sure that all the Chemical Weapons are destroyed? So either Russia is lying about intentions and accomplishements, or Assad is outsmarting Russia by a million miles. best regards Tho...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crisis Actor Conspiracies
Replies: 25
Views: 674

Re: Crisis Actor Conspiracies

IMHO, believing the Earth is flat and it's all a government/NASA conspiracy is one thing, this is hugely different. :checkmark: If you get personal, your victim deserves the ability to fight back with the same investment of time and money to make you stop. Just imagine "Oh, the guy has punched...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crisis Actor Conspiracies
Replies: 25
Views: 674

Re: Crisis Actor Conspiracies

Of course its an opinion- or belief. Its an incorrect belief but they believe it. An opinion doesn´t need to be true, but it is more than just a believe. An Opinion is a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty, but is not without grounds. Pressing charges...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crisis Actor Conspiracies
Replies: 25
Views: 674

Re: Crisis Actor Conspiracies

I'm out in left field but you want to throw someone in prison for 15 years for posting unpopular opinions on the internet. I guess we're both outfielders then. Calling victims crises actor's ain't an opinion, it is just a statement without basis in facts and rather a holocaust holocaust denial leve...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

The above photo shows explosions of single-Calibre missiles, which are cruise missiles of the same class with "Tomahawks". Once again: each of the explosions - is one hit cruise missiles at the target. In this regard, the question arises: either cruise missiles " Caliber "have a...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

The destruction of the building clearly does not correspond to the declared number of cruise missiles. You may hold on to that nonsense belief, but that doesn´t make it more true. As numerous posters, me included, have pointed out to you, that wasn´t an excessive number of missiles for the target, ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 916
Views: 20355

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

We aren't stopping trade with the EU though are we? Remember, they sell more to us than we sell to them. depends on how you look at it. In EUR absolute, yeah, we sell you more than you sell us. Much of that stuff btw. gets then assembled and makes up part of your exports btw, so those imports may v...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

Jouhou wrote:
Tomahawks are designed for precision, not for a large blast radius. A quick Google search shows they only have a 10 ft blast radius. Now how big is this facility?


The bigger two buildings ~50m each side and several levels.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Is Pardoning Scooter Libby
Replies: 26
Views: 904

Re: Trump Is Pardoning Scooter Libby

Do you have any proof of this? Like other than InfoWars or Fox or TBN or any partisan site? Cool how they try to sneak in the Ideas that Judges and Juries decide whatever the Democratic party tells them and are not independent in their decision making. Important spin to start early, they need if to...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1578

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

Could you be anymore sad and pathetic? In a time where everything odd seems to go back to Russia? That is the country that made a fake "the right to bear arms" organisation to invite NRA officials over in all expanses paid trips (=bribes) and then they show a strange disconnect from NRA m...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 916
Views: 20355

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

ElPistolero wrote:
...says the guy claiming there are almost 200 countries outside the EU, "make it up as you go along nonsense" and all that.


Funny thing is that our Board Russians claim there are enough countries to have ~200 outside of the EU ..... slip up?

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1578

Re: Criminal Referrals to DOJ for Comey, Clinton, Lynch

Is this supposed to be a huge revelation? 11 republican reps out of 435 total members think a few Democrats did something wrong. As reported by a right-wing FOX News contributor / Hannity-Trump mouthpiece Sara Carter. Big whoop. And another group of people Journalists may get interested into campai...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1604

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Well if it worked like it does with porn stars today you pay a booking fee to either their agency or them directly for their time. Most porn stars today (and back then) are basically hookers on the side. You can do this with almost every porn star in the business today. Its standard practice. She p...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 74
Views: 2255

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread As neither resignation nor impeachment are likely to occur, you may as well call this the "KICT Wish List Thread" instead. Even Slate agrees! Read on... Please Stop Predicting The End of Trump's Presidency Did you read beyond the headline? I don't ...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I'm still waiting for explanation of why it is necessary to send 76 of missiles in a single complex of buildings. For comparison-the density of the falling missiles Different detonation depths to account for armored walls and ceilings. Plus they probably didn't believe that Russian AD systems are q...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8837

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

na, i just don´t life in the United States and know that the USD i keep at home are useless, until i go back to the US and spend it. Huh? There is a money market somewhere nearby, as close as your nearest bank in my country. That just makes USD someone else´s problem. You obviously noticed yourself...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I am curious to know what was used to take out some of the incoming Tomahawks. You are right the the S-200 wouldn't be an ideal tool for that. Likely the Pantsir and Tor systems of which Syria is a known operator, and Russia also has a bunch of deployed in Syria. The Syrians were supplied with at l...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

During 2.5 years of operation in Syria, Russia has used only about 100 missiles "Caliber", with a much greater beneficial effect Mass civilian casualties are no beneficial effect. And given Russia micro-economy those probably cost relatively more than 100 Cruise Missiles. Keeping your tin...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1604

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Jouhou wrote:
It's delicious. And unexpected. Like you can't make this shit up, it's so absurd.


I wonder if anyone in this mess will title his/her Autobiographie "How not to conspire".

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1604

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Many in the media have lost their jobs for far less of a breach of ethics. According to Hanity he never got an invoice, and apparently got free legal advice from Cohen. ....... a guy with only three Clients handles one of them for free? Mmmmm ..... yeah, that sounds very likely. However, he didn´t ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1604

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Ok so why does this matter? May not matter at all, may matter a whole lot if Trump is watching Hanity to see if the guy really does what his lawyer pays him for. And if that happened during the campaign, air time has a very high value, you are talking about violating election laws again. best regar...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I'm really looking forward to your ideas on this. I´d say you pretty much have to make it in situ and i would assume you can cook something up, quite literally, using hydrogen chloride, H2O2 and CuCl2, or with hydrochloric acid and Manganese oxide. But even then, Chlorine in the air is hard to miss...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

I can someone clearly explain what sense it was to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to strike, which almost did not cause damage? What do we have besides a couple of photos of abandoned buildings? What is the victory of the United States, which is so vigorously rejoice in the Western press? A ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

That part is probably true, but getting the compensation will be somewhat harder than the EU compensation scheme. Unless the airline pays voluntarily for the missed flight under the Montreal convention (doubtful), you would have to go to the court. That is what Flightright and such services are goo...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

Do you have a link for the missed cruise ship thing? German court ruling: AG Wedding, Az.: 16 C 167/10 Maybe you can make enough sense of it with google Translate or DeepL: https://www.ra-kotz.de/kreuzfahrt_verpasst_wegen_flugverspaetung.htm I really doubt that they are required to cover a missed f...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 463
Views: 11909

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

1) A deadly gas is most effective in a "confined space". This is a confined space; :checkmark: One of my Co-Workers has been in a Coma before Skripal was hit. What did he do? Chlorine based mold killer, used it in his bedroom (=confined space) and went to sleep without proper ventilating ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump blackmailed by Russia over deviant sex acts
Replies: 109
Views: 3959

Re: Trump blackmailed by Russia over deviant sex acts

As for the likelihood of the claim that prostitutes had urinated in Trump’s presence, Steele would say to colleagues, ‘It’s fifty-fifty.’”. has Trump ever, even once, said he wouldn´t do such things? The first time it came up on Fox news in an Interview with him, he was very positive that there is ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 463
Views: 11909

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

Yes. Not only did they identify it as Novichok, they described it as "military grade" - not something that had been put together in a garden shed by an amateur. Well, that is you continue to argue that after applying deadly poison gas "military grade" in the end no one died, Ove...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

OK, thanks for the info. I checked changi departures at the time the airplane (arriving late in Paris as SQ 336) was supposed to depart...all the other flights seemed to be on time. Aside from wheather, what other circumstance would be outside of SQ's control ? The reason has to be unpredictable, u...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

600 EUR for the delay plus your new onward flight. NO!! As the onward flight was purchased separately, SQ is NOT responsible! The arrival time is part of the transportation contract, they have to cough up the money for any damage incurred up to 4150 SZR, ~4900 EUR. Airlines already had to reimburse...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Late SQ flight today, EU rights compensation?

Received info that SQ335 CDG-SIN is to depart (and thus arrives in SIN) late by more than 5 hours today 16 april (reason : late arrival of inbound aircraft). This means that I'll miss my connection bought separately on a budget carrier (originally with a 5 hour window to connect) and will have to b...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo
Replies: 41
Views: 1136

Re: Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo

I think public completely missed the point Zuckerberg was making. It is the users who voluntarily shared their private information with Facebook. Facebook didn't take anything from users. No wrongdoing from their side. I don't think there's any wrongdoing in a legal sense from FB, but I think they ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 463
Views: 11909

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

No, I don't take you and Scorpius seriously. Russia hasn't has that ability. You are underestimating your opponent. 4 years ago they could take over a peninsula without a shot fired. So what's there in Europe to really stop them? You mean aside of 4x times the military spending, 3 times the tanks, ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Naval refueling drones
Replies: 28
Views: 2528

Re: Naval refueling drones

LightningZ71 wrote:
I'm a long way removed from my days as an aerospace engineering student in college (before I changed majors) and the F404 just makes me uncomfortable with the project for longevity reasons.


I think its a typo, the article says super hornet, and it is a 414.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump signs FOSTA law
Replies: 50
Views: 1353

Re: Trump signs FOSTA law

There are going to be legal challenges to the FOSTA law, if anything just to clarify what "Facilitate" really means. This is an interesting point. Is an adult "facilitating" when they are selling themselves to feed their husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/wife addiction? I think one o...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Anybody care to guess what a standard single-deck Il-76 might carry? (Way less than 250)


OEM says 145.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 74
Views: 2255

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

A "what if" question - I don't know the answer and it's been since I was in with grade (50 years ago) that I learned about the constitution in class. Don't have much memory from those days :old: If the investigation proves that Trump committed a felony, and he is convicted of same - would...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8939

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Instead of deflecting, how about you present a hypothesis as to how those people died that doesn't involve the use of chemical weapons? Or are you going to make your stand on the "Hollywood sound stage" defense? The UK or the US bombed it themselves with chemical weapons they don't have a...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8939

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Because this would be the first time the US and its allies fabricate situations to justify a military attack? :checkmark: Exactly Have we already forgotten about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? Unfortunately for Trump, Syria is no Grenada. Nah, we haven't forgotten. You however have forgotten th...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV Host Said He Would Sexually Assault Parkland Survivor
Replies: 79
Views: 2105

Re: TV Host Said He Would Sexually Assault Parkland Survivor

If I hated opposing opinions, I wouldn't be here. Not sure if you have noticed but "righties" are in the minority on this forum (not even close). You sure about that? Let's see the numbers. Yes. In this topic alone, which is pretty representative of the non-aviation forum, it is 11 vs. 3....

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

And that your buddy Putin isn't as stupid as taking down the platforms the Tomohawks came from - even if he could - , which he threatened to do. The only chance the Russian armed forces have to get to anyone but 3rd rate armed forces is to commit suicide, I.e.start a nuclear attack. Putin may be fi...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

While action from US/UK was expected, kind of disheartened to see France join in. France has changed since Macron took over. :( Yes, for the better. Good to see France living up to its international responsibility. If only Germany would stop living in the shadow of its role in WWII Yeah.. we bought...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

Nice that even your buddy Trump ain't as insane as you to shoot at Russian equipment or Russian troops to prevent a shitstorm. US forces have already killed between 200 and 300 Russian forces on the ground. Seems Putin is fine with it. Maybe he's not as stupid as you claim and actually has an under...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

We shall see what the aftermath of this action is. But it reminds me of that attack of 50+ Tomohawks on a Syrian AF base last year that killed 3, destroyed a couple hangers and obsolete and INOP MiG-21's. Cool fireshow. Kinda expensive though. Your taxpayer dollars at work ;) Yeah... next time the ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 133
Views: 4076

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

NIKV69 wrote:
CNN reporting explosions in Damascus.


Well, another infrastructure week would have been too obvious. Good when you have buddies in the Kremlin to help out.

Best regards
Thomas

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