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by petertenthije
Sat May 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1056

Re: Super yachts

How about this eye-sore. https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/first-photos-of-dolphin-inspired-superyacht-yas-underway--24625 This ship, or perhaps more accurately this hull, used to be the royal Netherlands navy Hr. Ms. Piet Heijn F811. One of the Kortenaer class frigates. https://en.wikip...

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by petertenthije
Fri May 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Damojh 737 crashes near Havana.
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Aerolineas Damojh 737 crashes near Havana.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899

A Aerolineas Damojh (Mexico) Boeing 737-200 flying for Cubana de Aviacion crashed near Havana.

Of the 109 people on board, 104 pax and 5 crew, only 3 people survived the crash. They are in critical condition.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899

A Aerolineas Damojh (Mexico) Boeing 737-200 flying for Cubana de Aviacion crashed near Havana.

Of the 109 people on board, 104 pax and 5 crew, only 3 people survived the crash. They are in critical condition.

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by petertenthije
Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lottery winner arrested for dumping $200,000 of manure on ex-boss's lawn
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: Lottery winner arrested for dumping $200,000 of manure on ex-boss's lawn

CCGPV wrote:
If any of you believed this story you deserve to be publicly executed for your moronity.

Critical thinking skills are dead in this world.
Were you not the brilliant mind that took the “Frenchmen will be shot in our safari park” seriously?

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by petertenthije
Wed May 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons quote thread.
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Simpsons quote thread.

Tugger wrote:
There is only one:

To Alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems ...

Tugg

Image

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by petertenthije
Tue May 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 27
Views: 905

Re: Architecture

cranberrysaus wrote:
We call it Megatron's butthole.
It's probably a very good stadium, but it looks hideous. Big thumbs-up though for the nickname, that gave me a chuckle.

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by petertenthije
Tue May 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

That design is quite poor. I prefer the PH-KBX design.

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by petertenthije
Mon May 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?
Replies: 25
Views: 793

Re: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?

I am from the Netherlands. There is not a single grain of sand or body of water here that has not been handled by human hands. You could drop me within inches from where I live or where I grew up, and would probably not recognise either place. And that’s assuming the place is not flooded to begin wi...

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by petertenthije
Mon May 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?

Iran already manufactures spare parts for their commercial aircraft, as well as their military aircraft. Probably not with 3D-printers though.

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by petertenthije
Mon May 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

If the Europeans had any sense of humor, and a big pair, I could fancy this scenario. Trump goes all out to get North Korea to quit their 70 years of mayhem behavior and rogue ways. He and the US government work for months on end to get them to sign a total denuking. Finally they get it and then th...

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by petertenthije
Mon May 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1452

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Why? Because it's a basic requirement to obtain/renew the license to run such a park. Clearly, that is not the case in the Netherlands, otherwise there would have been supervision. At the risk of starting another USA vs EU flamefest, in the USA companies presume their customers to be blithering idi...

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by petertenthije
Sun May 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5766

Re: Will Air Koryo buy American Planes?

Even if they had the money to do so, they would be mad to go for anything American. That would leave them open to sanctions. The current Iranian mess proves that the USA can not be trusted to keep their word with regard to their sanction policy. By extension, the same applies to Airbus, Embraer and ...

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by petertenthije
Sat May 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avengers Infinity War (spoilers)
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Avengers Infinity War (spoilers)

In case the subject line was not clear enough, here there be SPOILERS ! This is not a movie you want to have spoiled as there are some major developments! Has everyone seen Infinity War yet? What did you think of it? I never read the comics. A collegue of mine did and already accidentally spoilered ...

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by petertenthije
Sat May 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 27
Views: 905

Re: Architecture

I live in Den Bosch (aka 's-Hertogenbosch). The city is full of protected monuments, but by far the best one is of course the Sint Jan cathedral. https://preview.ibb.co/cy5SrJ/IMG_4097.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/jvXkdy/IMG_6929.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/h8GYWJ/IMG_9680.jpg

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by petertenthije
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1452

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

The article mentions all French visitors will be pre-emptively shot. It’s a joke by a website similar to “The Onion” or “Fox News”. ;-)

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by petertenthije
Thu May 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1459

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

It was a Black groundhog coming straight at the cop armed with 18 knife-like nails. What was the groundhog thinking disobeying orders. ;-)

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by petertenthije
Sun May 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1315

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

Mortyman wrote:
Why am I not surprised ?
I am not sure it is still possible to be surprised by anything Trump & friends do. But I am open to be proven wrong. LOL

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by petertenthije
Sun May 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7370

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Can we please stop with this. It is well known that the AFKL tries to shift profits to KL and costs to AF due to the more favourable corporate tax rate in the Netherlands. Still waiting on you to post the financial statements to prove what you said is he truth. It might well be true that there is s...

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by petertenthije
Fri May 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?
Replies: 57
Views: 2082

Re: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?

As Tugger pointed out, it was always free to read the forums but you had to join in order to post - it was a one-time fee of $25.00 or you could upgrade and pay a yearly fee to have the site appear ad-free. That's not always been the case. Before Demand Media, in the good old days of Johan, you cou...

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by petertenthije
Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7370

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

News is breaking now that the AF/KL chairman, Jean-March Janaillac, has resigned. He had placed the French unions a ultimatum saying he would leave if the unions did not approve the salary offer. The unions rejected the 6% salary increase offer, quelle surprise. Dutch source: https://nos.nl/artikel/...

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by petertenthije
Thu May 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The continual assault on Trump by media and the left
Replies: 48
Views: 1768

Re: The continual assault on Trump by media and the left

Maybe just ignore the trump threads, and dont start any trump threads either. Hopefully everyone will follow your example and this forum, and indeed internet forums the world over, can return to being places of fun.

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by petertenthije
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America
Replies: 32
Views: 1625

Re: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America

Isn't this approach of going all out on greed for big ticket cars what almost killed GM and Chrysler back in 2008 (well, they were killed save for the tax payers rescuing them). Bsck then car buyers preferences changed on a dome and the American car makers were completely exposed on their product p...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most dangerous democrat in the USA
Replies: 50
Views: 2130

Re: The most dangerous democrat in the USA

The most dangerous Democrat is Joe Biden with Cuomo a close second. Stop deluding yourselves into thinking this Harris has a chance. Joe Biden is 75, will be 77 when the elections start. He’s well earned his retirement, he won’t run. At most he will do some fund raisers and public adresses. Same fo...

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3791

Re: Second Amendment reworded

CCGPV wrote:
That gun is very close to her genitals.
It’s just the GOP’s way to make abstinence-only work.

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by petertenthije
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92
Replies: 62
Views: 2085

Re: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92

Probably a super dumb question I will instantly regret asking, but what is Roger Stone's beef with Barbara Bush?? https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/roger-stone-steps-up-attacks-on-barbara-bush-she-is-descending-into-hell-right-now The original quote was given to infowars. They just like to st...

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by petertenthije
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2893

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

They both sell bull, the main difference us that noone takes Pravda seriously, but somehow Fox is taken seriously by a uncomfortably large chunk of their target audience.

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by petertenthije
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 143
Views: 4610

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

If Trump were to be succesfully impeached for collusion with Russia in the run up to his election, would that also be the end of Pence’s political career? After all, he was on Trump’s ticket and would have benefited from the collusion. Or would there then have to be a separate impeachment process a...

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by petertenthije
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1283

Re: Your most favorite car?

I've only had a few cars, and nothing too exciting compared to some here. Thus far I've had a VW Golf type 2 and type 3, a VW Polo type 9N and now I own a Fiat Punto Evo. There are a lot of prejudices against Fiat, but the Punto has proven itself extremely reliable. Knock on wood, it's only needed r...

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by petertenthije
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: George Bush's spiritual leader indicted for fraud
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: George Bush's spiritual leader indicted for fraud

As Genesis once sung in Jesus he knows me:

I'm counting my blessings,
I've found true happiness
'Cause I'm getting richer, day by day

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3791

Re: Second Amendment reworded

Someone predicted a cordial and tame thread... well, 1 out of 2 aint bad. :D

Thanks for bringing back the good old A.net! I was affraid we had lost it.

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Amendment reworded
Replies: 159
Views: 3791

Re: Second Amendment reworded

To steer back to subject, how about this for a quick rewrite. For as far as reasonable for personel security, the right of people of able body and mind to keep and bear weaponry shall not be infringed. Being a federal republic, this matter should in the end be largely decided by individual states. A...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New video from Nicosia (urban exploring)
Replies: 0
Views: 342

New video from Nicosia (urban exploring)

https://youtu.be/nOaNT3-kQp0
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The guys that went to the Buran space shuttle have again done an aviation themed urban exploration. This time they sneaked into the Cyprus DMZ to visit Nicosia airport. The airport footage starts around the 4th minute.

https://youtu.be/nOaNT3-kQp0

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 97
Views: 4660

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

You need to realize the context of this thread. The thread starter wants to think that Trump and the Republican party will be destroyed because of a porn star and some other stuff nobody really cares about. You do realize this is a necro'd thread from 9 months ago? That's well before Shitstormy Dan...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maryland School shooting
Replies: 121
Views: 3219

Re: Maryland School shooting

I think we should take a page from the NRA handbook. This is not the time to politicise this shooting. ;)

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 579
Views: 36326

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Did SpyHunter seriously just compare himself to Stephen Hawking?
He did, but he did do so with his own typical modesty (tm).

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by petertenthije
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 34403

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

Even in Germany, it is for some reason always the high-profile prestige project that runs into these issues and almost always is connected to the local government doing things wrong. Once projects are run by companies (e. g. terminal expansions) they suddenly work almost flawlessly. I don't think t...

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by petertenthije
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 1986

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/7389671 ... miami.html
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dragon6172 wrote:
Looks as if it was pulled off the support nearest the waterway. The bridge deck on that end is flat on the ground.
no, it simply crackes, there’s dashcam footage

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/7389671 ... miami.html

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by petertenthije
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R u s s i a
Replies: 291
Views: 10296

Re: R u s s i a

Weirdly your image is missing a key piece, the phrase at the top: This! Also, the specific question(s) of the survey is not explained. If asked “would you fight to defend your country when it is attacked” will get another answer then “would you fight if your country ordered you to Afghanistan”. Com...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 60
Views: 2372

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Apparantly the North Koreans only want to continue with the meeting if the USA removes all their troops from the peninsula. This is obviously not going to happen. So I guess the meeting is off. Unfortunately I have not been able to find an English source yet: https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1795459/...

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student walkouts over 2nd Ammendment
Replies: 59
Views: 1546

Re: Student walkouts over 2nd Ammendment

If you believe in God, then what do you need a gun for? If you are assaulted, then that must be part of His almighty plan. Who are you to screw up God’s plan using an AR-15?

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 10895

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Moreover to us on the site came observers from the OSCE, and also did not find any violations. Since you accept the OSCE as a valid source: here are a few of their remarks regarding the 2016 parliamentary election. I have based it on the English version of the preliminary report, since it is only 1...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 579
Views: 36326

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

I'm not a conspiracy theorist BTW HAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAA breath hahahahhhahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahaha In spyhunter’s defence: in science a theory is something that has had various peer reviews and thus been proven to be correct (for example theory of gravity,...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Lexington shipwreck found
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

USS Lexington shipwreck found

The USS Lexington has been found again. She was scuttled in 1942 after having been attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The footage that has been released show the ship and at least some aircraft were preserved in remarkable condition. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-V_ah6IIs https://www.theguar...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Where is Hercules C4, ZH873?
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Where is Hercules C4, ZH873?

bennett123 wrote:
What do the links tell us?.
They tell us that either Wiederling is trolling, or he misunderstood the question. My guess is the former.

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Emoji request
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Re: Emoji request

If we are gonna get in-joke emojis, why not add a snowglobe?

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels
Replies: 63
Views: 1933

Re: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels

Advertisers love FOX news. They have more eyeballs watching every commercial than any other news channel or YouTube channel in existence. They are an ad companies dream network. Solarflyer was not talking about advertising on Fox. He was talking about advertising on Youtube. The USA are a conservat...

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by petertenthije
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Engine Fire
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: Southwest Engine Fire

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/7375791 ... lpijp.html
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kiowa wrote:
I would agree. It does look like a compressor stall. I would like to see some passenger video from over the wing.

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/7375791 ... lpijp.html

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by petertenthije
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 59
Views: 1947

Re: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.

so you think cops lives are more important that students and teachers? I am curious why you think they should wait for back up during a active shooting? No I don't think cops are more important, equal value. Thank you for not putting words into my mouth. I just seemed to remember having read that s...

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by petertenthije
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump is misquoting Fox News to lie to the public,
Replies: 30
Views: 898

Re: Trump is misquoting Fox News to lie to the public,

If Trump misquotes Fox, does that not mean he’s speaking the truth for once?

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by petertenthije
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 59
Views: 1947

Re: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
SERIOUSLY? They should of went in, immediately. cleared each area and tried to save students before they bled out.
Are police officers not instructed to wait for back-up if they are facing life threatening situations? A dead officer is of no use to anyone.

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