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by KLDC10
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

I guess being an Astronaut doesn't mean you have good manners.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 65397

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Lufthansa's first A350 that will feature the new livery has emerged from final assembly in TLS. Unfortunately, the tail fin is covered in plastic. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4611/28041706709_45ebfa15cb_z.jpg MSN202 - Is the new Lufthansa tail livery hiding under the white plastic? by DigitalAir...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 65397

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I've translated that below: "The changes will be presented at employee parties in Frankfurt and Munich on 7th February. Even the world-renowned Crane, designed almost exactly 100 years ago by Otto Firle, (should/will*) also appear slightly changed. The font of the brand name will also be overh...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6094

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26907519_928749943958643_2326291838752290953_n.jpg?oh=ba2d1b91c1a6c8740b2366a7c5617c31&oe=5AE594F3 Right; so it's just a reflection then! But as someone else pointed out, there's no lettering on the tail as yet. Perhaps that will be added later, or ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6094

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

With all due respect, KL, you clearly don't have an eye for graphic design ;-) Looks like a pretty subtle change to the tail branding. Maybe a loss of the color on the belly. No, I probably don't, but it just looks like the horizontal stabilizer reflected in the vertical stabilizer. You can see the...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6094

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

flyaa757 wrote:
Looking closely, it seems like there is a gradient in the blue on the tail.


Is there? Or is it just a reflection on a rainy day in Seattle? Hard to tell.

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6094

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I'm not sure there's much to go on in that photograph. The logo is certainly the same, and I can't see enough to suggest where the change will be?

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 65397

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

German news magazine "Der Spiegel" reports that it will be a "completely new corporate design" with much more blue and nearly no yellow, but the crane will only be "revised". The slogan "Nonstop you" will disappear as well. Additionally, the logo font will ch...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 65397

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

seahawk wrote:
The whole brand will change.


Including the crane?
And: Source please.

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 65397

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

For the circle was introduced no sooner than 1962 (and the employees didn't like it at all then - they thought the crane would look like it was locked up in the circle, deprived of its freedom and unable to fly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMcXpSkyfQY Interesting that at the end of that video,...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage

His Governorship as a whole has, however, been quite successful. Missouri's legislature is overwhelmingly Republican. Former Gov. Jay Nixon (D) had a majority of his vetoes overridden. The only big piece of legislation in recent memory that was vetoed and not overridden was "Right to Work"...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage

At the end of the day, I agree—it probably shouldn’t matter for the reasons you describe. That said, if he does stay on, I fully expect him to take some moralistic position on legislation, eg “religious freedom.” That's quite possible. If the GOP does choose to stand by him, then he wouldn't be in ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage

His Governorship as a whole has, however, been quite successful. I suppose that the State GOP will be debating whether it is easier to just let this blow over. Sure, there's no good time for this sort of thing to come out, but it certainly hasn't leaked at the worst possible time for him. His positi...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016/17 (8): Ultra long haul with Etihad (AUH-ORD, Y, Jan '17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3139

Re: Winter Break 2016/17 (8): Ultra long haul with Etihad (AUH-ORD, Y, Jan '17)

Ah, the ultra-long haul segment! Nicely written as usual; thanks again for taking the time to write such detailed reports. The flight you described is a long one, but it seems like Etihad have done everything they can to make it palatable - even in economy class. It was nice to read that you were we...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5497

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

The new American own the US brand in the merger, Alaska would still need to pay Branson to use his branding and frankly, there’s no reason to do that. This sort of merger needs a clean slate ASAP. It would be like United flying a single B772 with “Continental” across the fuselage. Too contentious. ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politically Homeless
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Politically Homeless

Here's the thing about abortions: once you view them as a symptom of greater problems rather than a problem itself, the solution becomes clearer: focus on the reasons that cause women to consider getting one. The most two common reasons for women to consider an abortion in some order (outside of vi...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016 (7): Enticing Etihad to Abu Dhabi! (CCU-AUH, Jan '17, Y)
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Winter Break 2016 (7): Enticing Etihad to Abu Dhabi! (CCU-AUH, Jan '17, Y)

Great report as usual; thanks for sharing. Etihad seems to have provided you with a solid service there. The metal cutlery is a very nice touch, and I was glad to read that the cabin crew were happy and pro-active. That's one of the nicest cabins I've ever seen on an A320 too - Etihad certainly does...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2701

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

If the coming products from China are as "superbly engineered" as the ARJ21, then I don't think Airbus and Boeing have much to worry about.

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dear America, we have our Trump, too
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Dear America, we have our Trump, too

So your country elected someone who doesn't believe in open borders and you want us to support your mock not my president routine? Interesting.. Last time I checked, Europe is still not a country. If you've had paid attention to the other thread, you would have noticed I'm not Austrian, either. And...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13609

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

If you want to see a BA Concorde is excellent condition, visit the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field Seattle. She's under cover now in their new pavilion and looks great , inside and out :) There is also one in a museum in Filton in Bristol as well. And two in Le Bourget ;) Lots of well-preserved ex...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump
Replies: 179
Views: 5923

Re: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump

That he is going to somehow removed from office because the party that can't handle his victory is telling us on a daily basis that he isn't mentally stable and or how he colluded with Russia. It's not surprising that you don't know the difference between reasoned opinion and propaganda. And you ob...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 55
Views: 16620

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

I love how his detractors can't even give him any credit for his achievement in taking Airbus from 15-18% market share to where they are today. Laughable. Did you see our three sad detractors above irked by the mere word "genius" ? Whatever the problems with the A346 & A380, they miss...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 41
Views: 4770

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

In terms of aviation this means that certain airlines got very strong historical ties with their countries. In America the name of an airline is just a name, in Europe it's more than that. A foreign airline might do well, but it'll never become the national airline because it's foreign. And that th...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8645

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

I'll bet that a comparison of the snow/ice equipment available at Boston, Amsterdam and Brussels would make an interesting read, and go a long way to explain why one copes better than the others Investment cost? Annual operating cost? How is the cost recouped? Here is an interesting article from 20...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump
Replies: 7
Views: 3460

Re: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump

Nice report. Looking forward to reading the next installment. I do enjoy reading "ordinary" reports about domestic US flights because, let's face it, "ordinary" flights make up the bulk of flying for most A.Net members, and it is nice to know what to expect. Of course, it's alway...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8645

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

Bottom line, avoid both airports in winter! Connect at airports equipped to deal with North European winter weather! Lobbying for SAS and/or Finnair? ;) But seriously; in principle, I agree with you, but transiting through a large airport like CDG, BRU, LHR or AMS is often unavoidable. The problems...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 22
Views: 5587

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

What a great report! I enjoyed looking at the pictures of those classic aircraft. Thanks for sharing - and of course; thank you for your service!

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent
Replies: 17
Views: 3864

Re: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent

Will the referenced integration result in the loss of the Brussels Airlines brand? I can find scant information around the internet about the specific form this integration will take.

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by KLDC10
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10353

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

It seems unlikely given that, as others have noted, demand for VLAs has dropped precipitously in favor of smaller, more fuel efficient aircraft and higher service frequencies. However, this approach has significant downsides when slot-restricted airports like London Heathrow are brought into the equ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19044

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

A couple of points to make: 1. It's always interesting to figure out how something like this happened. A lot of factors need to line up before an aircraft takes off with someone onboard who shouldn't be. As others have noticed, the Gate Agents have to slip up somehow, but once onboard the plane, the...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 8009

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

This change is happened because of economic reasons, also the result of optimization of KLM's route network, reports the official page of the airline on Facebook. What also doesn't help is that it seems KL has no option to add longhaul aircraft, as the French unions are demanding that 'the balance ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42661

Re: Power outage in ATL

1. This is not "karma" for Delta. Apart from the fact that there isn't any such thing, a 60-day cancellation-free streak is a good thing - not something worthy of punishment. With all due respect, and without trying to make this a DL vs. everyone else thread, I don't think you get that it...

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42661

Re: Power outage in ATL

Some of the comments on this thread are quite ridiculous: 1. This is not "karma" for Delta. Apart from the fact that there isn't any such thing, a 60-day cancellation-free streak is a good thing - not something worthy of punishment. 2. Detroit would not be immune from such an event. What a...

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 5349

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

You make some good points. I also have to take issue with the way that Van Zanten is portrayed in many documentaries as some kind of arrogant jerk. I know that every story has to have a villain these days, but many of the portrayals are borderline ridiculous. Your analysis is far better than the sup...

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by KLDC10
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 24859

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Can you imagine the attack ads during the mid-terms had he won? He'd have been a total liability. . i´d assume the GOP is somewhere between "oh sh*t" and a sigh of relieve .... best regards Thomas I would imagine closer to the latter. It's certainly a blow, and a reminder that they cannot...

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by KLDC10
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 24859

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

As a conservative, I'll say this is a well-deserved loss. Not just for Moore, but for the entire, utterly incompetent Alabama GOP. The story of the special election is truly laughable - from former Governor Bentley's propensity for, shall we say, "overstepping boundaries" to the party's co...

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by KLDC10
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22119

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Although I'm a big fan of KLM, I'm very disappointed to read about this decision. I don't want pilots to look "modern and accessible", I want them to look authoritative and respectable.

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 89575

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

As long as the containment system is doing its job, why would a battery failure need to be reportable? It would be an entirely different situation if the containment failed. Simply, because you don't need a containment system if something is working as it ought to. With that school of thought you d...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 89575

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

last quote from the Forbes article: Now that Dreamliner battery failures have been deemed "non-reportable" by aviation safety authorities, it is impossible gauge the size or the scope of the problem and that's how some folks seem to want it. The question is "why?" As long as the...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Coalition Talks Collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 402

German Coalition Talks Collapse

After the deadline for agreement was extended from Thursday to Sunday, the FDP has pulled out of coalition talks, saying that there was no "common basis for trust". Merkel is now due to meet with President Steinmaier to determine the next move. See: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

Dominion301 wrote:
KLDC10 wrote:
SwissCanuck wrote:
They can't open BER soon enough.


That's right - they can't. :duck:


Your reply was priceless. :rotfl:


Why Thank You! ;)

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

Re: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

SwissCanuck wrote:
They can't open BER soon enough.


That's right - they can't. :duck:

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 16513

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I imagine that the shockwaves from the collapse of such a prestigious and well-regarded carrier will be felt around the world :duck:

But seriously; I suspect it is too early to make a judgement just yet - and it is probably the last thing on anyone's mind in Harare right now.

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 26147

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

The addition of Binoculars in the Suites is a nice touch, but overall I'm not that impressed (as controversial an opinion as that may be!) The suites appear to have evolved too far - they're more like pods now than anything else, and I'm not sure that I'd like to be closed of like that. The actual i...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 24859

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Innocent until proven guilty is a universal concept. That's why developed countries have judicial systems. In Medieval times, someone might cry "witch!" at someone they didn't like. That person might then have been burned at the stake by an angry mob. Trial by media is the modern-day equi...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 24859

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Why now? They better have some cast iron evidence that this took place. [...] Allegations should never be enough to ruin a person's life and career.. And this goes for Spacey and Weinstein etc. as well? As far as I know there is no "evidence" only allegations by multiple people. Also if y...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 24859

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Well it looks like Roy Moore may be in a bit of trouble: Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32 https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0...

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LHR London Heathrow 1:400 model airport 5:00am-8:00am operations update
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: LHR London Heathrow 1:400 model airport 5:00am-8:00am operations update

Wow! How many hours did you spent putting all that together?

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Coalition Talks Proving Difficult
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: German Coalition Talks Proving Difficult

And btw, your question was also the first question i asked when we learned about the eternity clause in civics class. best regards Thomas Thank you so much for taking the time to write out such a detailed overview of some of the aspects of your constitution - I feel like I understand the situation ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Coalition Talks Proving Difficult
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: German Coalition Talks Proving Difficult

Which part of the German Constitution would present an issue with regards to upper limits? I'm not all that familiar with it. Article 16a reads: Article 16a [Right of asylum] (1) Persons persecuted on political grounds shall have the right of asylum. there are also (2) through (5), but for a upper ...

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