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by DocLightning
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13
Replies: 32
Views: 6378

Re: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13

Their business practices were so horrible I'm not surprised if they're crumping.

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by DocLightning
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 2707-100 Droop Nose Question
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Boeing 2707-100 Droop Nose Question

Looking at the design, I am always amazed at the mechanical complexity. Swing-wings with all those hydraulic and moveable surfaces on the mobile section? A double-articulated nose? All that dead space with the area ruling? I know that fuel was dirt-cheap at the time, but come on.

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by DocLightning
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 19850

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

There seems to be this prejudice that all widebody aircraft need to be able to do 7,000nmi+. The fact is that routes that long are few and far between. West Coast<-->Europe is usually a 10-11 hour route at ~5,000nmi. You can use a 789 with its additional 3,000nmi of range, but...why? Just so you can...

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by DocLightning
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senate vs House: Power
Replies: 35
Views: 977

Re: Senate vs House: Power

At this point, I'd argue that neither house is very powerful. The last major meaningful piece of legislation that changed national policy was the ACA, and that was signed into law almost ten years ago. Since that time, most of the legislation that has passed and been signed into law has been reautho...

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by DocLightning
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 101
Views: 2487

Re: Another big fire in California

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
What, Alabama conservatives don’t help their neighbors?


Did I say that? No, I did not.

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by DocLightning
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 101
Views: 2487

Re: Another big fire in California

To some extent Trump is right, California is a bankrupt disaster. LOL $8Bn budget surplus. :lol: :lol: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article210903954.html The fires in Northern California are in more conservative areas. For some reason, Republicans have been led to b...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 44
Views: 1229

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Apparently she's up and around today and reviewing cases.

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal Court rules Gerrymandered Congressional Map Unconstitutional
Replies: 21
Views: 693

Re: Federal Court rules Gerrymandered Congressional Map Unconstitutional

If you can't win an election honestly, then you shouldn't be winning it. Good for the court. Just because I usually vote Democratic doesn't mean that I want my people to be gerrymandering. Democracy is not supposed to be partisan. Of course not, but we don't live in a democracy, but rather a consti...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4705

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

I doubt Airbus want to expand their business into Energy & Marine power systems. RR makes more than just aircraft engines. My post is only about the aerospace branch of RR They're not isolated, though. There's a fair amount of crosstalk between the two divisions. For example, many marine gas tu...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal Court rules Gerrymandered Congressional Map Unconstitutional
Replies: 21
Views: 693

Re: Federal Court rules Gerrymandered Congressional Map Unconstitutional

If you can't win an election honestly, then you shouldn't be winning it. Good for the court. Just because I usually vote Democratic doesn't mean that I want my people to be gerrymandering. Democracy is not supposed to be partisan.

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 187
Views: 5778

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

Another cousin...originally graduated from Stanford, got her MD in Michigan, That is a very strangely familiar set of credentials. Right?? They met in med school in Ann Arbor and both got jobs at UCSF. He's a renal specialist and she's an OB-GYN. My BS and MS are from Stanford and my MD is from Uof...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 101
Views: 2487

Re: Another big fire in California

It's pretty bad here. I was going to swim practice at noon in Walnut Creek when I noticed driving into town from the East Bay that there seemed to be a cloud of smoke over Walnut Creek. When I walked out on the pool deck, the sun was high in the sky (it was noon, after all) but the light was orange,...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 187
Views: 5778

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

Again, 46% of people in San Francisco want to leave San Francisco. And yet the population keeps climbing and 46% of people aren't leaving. I'm not saying that life is hunky-dory. I miss my quirky, artsy city that one could get around relatively easily. I miss having a real gay community before it g...

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by DocLightning
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota's supposed to have the best-looking people
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: Minnesota's supposed to have the best-looking people

Airstud lives there, I think he brings the average up.

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by DocLightning
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sessions Out as AG
Replies: 53
Views: 1543

Re: Sessions Out as AG

Graham has categorically denied wanting the job. But ya never know I guess. One thing I've learned about Mr. Graham is that the last person who will be honest about what Mr. Graham is thinking or intends to do is...Mr. Graham. Mr. Trump had initially obtained an ethics waiver for Solicitor General ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air jet clips pole
Replies: 34
Views: 8039

Re: Lion Air jet clips pole

1) It'll buff right out.

2) Is this a write-off?

3) This airline is a train wreck. It's terrible.

4) Ground collisions are common, please stop overreacting.

(Did I miss anything?)

Not having a good couple of weeks there, are they?

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by DocLightning
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 187
Views: 5778

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

Texas has been interesting. I thought Beto would be lucky to get 40%. He's probably lost, but...only barely just. In TEXAS. So that means that if he is the DNC Presidential Candidate in 2020, he could turn Texas. And while no formal returns are in from my state of residence in CA, we seem to be turn...

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by DocLightning
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 187
Views: 5778

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

AA747123 wrote:
Early voting results from Fox News are almost 3 republican voters to every 1 democrat. A huge red wave is coming tomorrow!


Good news. You can stay home, then.

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by DocLightning
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia SecState Files Complaint Against Dems 2 Days Before Election
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Georgia SecState Files Complaint Against Dems 2 Days Before Election

It's obvious that this election will not be accepted by the losing side, whomever that may be.

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by DocLightning
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 4968

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

How do you know that the Jurisdiction clause was solely meant to exclude diplomats? I don't see it in the constitution. In fact the only place I've seen it recorded is in Directflight's post #6 where it's listed with foreigners and aliens. If it's good enough for ambassadors and foreign ministers, ...

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by DocLightning
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 4968

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

The "jurisdiction" clause was meant to exclude diplomats. Diplomats are under the jurisdiction of their home governments and are generally immune from the jurisdiction of the state in which they are posted (with some limits and exceptions, of course). They can be expelled, but they are gen...

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by DocLightning
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 14957

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Not ridiculous at all. I think it is silly to fly so soon after having a stroke as you are treating a brain that is recovering from a lack of oxygen with an atmosphere that is lower on oxygen. Maybe a sleeping pill will mask syntoms of a complication of a stoke. You might be right, but just as I wo...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 42
Views: 2262

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

I'm as conservative as it comes but a 461 point gain isn't much to brag about in today's market. But economy is looking good right now despite some poor earning results this quarter, mostly in the tech sector I'd add. The economy is still running, but current indicators is that trade deficit is gro...

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by DocLightning
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump a No-Go in 20-20?
Replies: 35
Views: 1772

Re: Trump a No-Go in 20-20?

A mix of issues could make Trump not run in 2020 including: His health (physical and mental) A major economic recession with significant job losses, His continuing foolish comments that will turn off a lot of independent or swing voters, A massacre at the border by American soldiers trying to keep ...

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by DocLightning
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 93
Views: 16311

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

For him to be on his feet and functioning in any way at 0.189 means that he is *REALLY* tolerant of alcohol. If I had a BAC like that, I would at least be unable to walk, and I might well be unconscious. And the really frightening bit here is that if he's that habituated, he could actually go into a...

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by DocLightning
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 2967

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

! Trump is un-beatable in 2020! Excellent. You don't need to vote, then. Tuesday, in two years. Just stay at home. It's all in the bag. :D I wish Klobuchar would run. No scandals, middle-America, adorable accent, trustworthy grandmotherly type, posts recipes to her FB page. I think she'd be awesome.

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 2534

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

einsteinboricua wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
Also, if we're going to continue doing the switches, the time change needs to happen SATURDAY morning, not Sunday. Give everyone a couple of days to adjust before Monday hits.

THIS!

filler filler filler


So what you're saying is that my recommendation is a winning proposition?

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 2534

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

Stay on DST all year round 100% agree. Although in a few parts of the country, it might mean a sunrise well after 8am. In my home base. Standard time utterly ya no point. It is particularly rough in places like Maine. Sunset 4pm. Like literally. I agree. For most of the country, DST makes the most ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 4968

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Everyone always starts attacking the administration. But I, for one, as a US citizen, wouldn't mind having a discussion about this law. This isn't about being butt-hurt. I'm pretty liberal and yet I'm open to an honest and good-faith discussion about birthright citizenship. However, the key point h...

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by DocLightning
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What does you name mean, and why was it chosen?
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: What does you name mean, and why was it chosen?

It is Asheknazi Jewish custom to name a newborn after a deceased relative. This is because 1) it eliminates anyone taking offense that the child wasn't named after him/her and 2) in naming a child after someone who is deceased, you are taking the name of someone whose life is complete. Imagine if, f...

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by DocLightning
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1379
Views: 296872

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The only change I am aware of is that the spoilers are fly by wire now and there is an elevator jam system using those spoilers which aids the pilot in the event of an elevator jam So the actual actuator system for the elevator didn't change? Because an elevator issue could be one possible explanat...

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by DocLightning
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1379
Views: 296872

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I have some questions about the -8MAX vs the -800. Where there any changes to the flight control systems between the two models (say, this -8MAX vs a recently delivered -800)? How about pitot tubes and AOA sensors? The changes of which I'm aware mostly had to do with the engines, APU, and design of ...

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by DocLightning
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded
Replies: 55
Views: 4551

Re: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

I've been shot at twice in my life. I never saw the shooter in either situation. I get what you’re saying but you weren’t shot at, those bullets were not targeting you, you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Scary as hell but it you were hit it would have been accidental. Irrelevant. Most o...

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by DocLightning
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded
Replies: 55
Views: 4551

Re: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

I've been shot at twice in my life. I never saw the shooter in either situation. One was in Boy Scouts hiking during deer season. Some trigger-happy moron heard us hiking and decided that we might be deer so he shot in our general direction. We all started screaming and the shooting stopped after tw...

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by DocLightning
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tail Number request for a Delta Air Lines flight in 2009.
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Tail Number request for a Delta Air Lines flight in 2009.

Government stats don't include international flights, but you could check to see if there was a domestic 744 into DTW a few hours prior. http://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp?Table_ID=236 Or, you could pay Flightaware too much money for access to full flight history. Does FA's DB go that...

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by DocLightning
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?

It kinda looks like they tried really hard to be AS and failed at it.

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by DocLightning
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded
Replies: 55
Views: 4551

Re: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

The thing is: I've abandoned Judaism as a religion, but to an anti-Semite, there is no way to abandon Judaism. To an anti-Semite, I will always be Jewish. And it's true, I suppose. I can abandon Judaism. I can become a Catholic or a Buddhist or a Muslim (I wouldn't, of course) and yet I will always ...

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by DocLightning
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase
Replies: 43
Views: 1915

Re: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase

readytotaxi wrote:
When someone says "F**k you" ,you know they don't want to. :checkmark:


In the American South, "Well, bless your heart!" means the same thing.

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by DocLightning
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded
Replies: 55
Views: 4551

Re: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

DL717 wrote:
Convenient. So far this month we have an airline passenger, a bomber and a shooter. I wonder what next week will bring.


Rather inconvenient. These are not political stunts.

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by DocLightning
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded
Replies: 55
Views: 4551

Re: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Redd wrote:
If only the Rabbis had been armed, none of this would have happened......


Funny you say that. Donnie T has said...


Three cops dead, right? I know that this happened because our cops don't carry guns or something.

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.
Replies: 40
Views: 1815

Re: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.

Ken777 wrote:
I think this guy is short of a few quarters of a dollar.


Gee, ya think? ;)

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Prepping an A320 for scrapping a little differently
Replies: 8
Views: 4767

Re: LH - Prepping an A320 for scrapping a little differently

Wow, what an amazing colorscheme! They should get this guy to do an in-service airliner.

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.
Replies: 40
Views: 1815

Re: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.

Call it a little tin foil hatish, but I personally don't like to advertise my allegiances to anything so that people don't get some sort of preconceived notion about who I am. My car has a license plate holder with the name of my alma mater on it. The only decal is my parking permit. Recall that bu...

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to attack Trans community ... again
Replies: 125
Views: 4305

Re: Trump to attack Trans community ... again

I watched I Am Jazz last year, the puberty blockers have caused her some problem for bottom surgery, Jazz's penis never grew, there's not enough of it to invert to turn into a virgina. Her bottom surgeon (a transwoman) even said if she came off the blockers it still wouldn't grow at the age she was...

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 4813

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Sometimes, a decision comes down to when lease payments are due and how those interact with the customer's tax schedule.

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 3980

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

Are Australians likely to sue an airline if they are injured in turbulence? This may be the issue at hand. Totally you can sue in Australia - but its far more of an effort than in USA so not many people do. .... Probably helps that you can't sue in New Zealand... It might be that US carriers are a ...

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by DocLightning
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 3980

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

Are Australians likely to sue an airline if they are injured in turbulence? This may be the issue at hand.

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by DocLightning
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to attack Trans community ... again
Replies: 125
Views: 4305

Re: Trump to attack Trans community ... again

2) Why do you care? How does this affect you? It doesn't. it does very much, because children in school are being indoctrinated into searching into their own gender identity. I have the strong conviction that this will lead many pubescent teenagers into gender surgery they will regret massively lat...

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by DocLightning
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct thing to divide a country into
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: The correct thing to divide a country into

Airstud wrote:
is "prefectures."

These are cooler than states, provinces, shires, departments, and even oblasts.


Seguro que la respuesta es: <<comunidades autónomas>>.

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by DocLightning
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to attack Trans community ... again
Replies: 125
Views: 4305

Re: Trump to attack Trans community ... again

Transgenderism is a mental disorder. We are not doing those people any favors by pretending otherwise and telling them that they are normal. There are only two genders and one you are born with. This is not about "erasing" anyone. It's about restoring a sense of normalcy and reason to thi...

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