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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13403

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

First of all, it's absolutely wrong that the Silk Road was some sort of extractive system that was only used by evil European empires to rob the weak defenseless Asians. The Silk Road was basically a collection of resting/trading towns and cities where merchants stopped on their way from China to E...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 7006

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

So where would TK use these regional jets if not IST? Maybe they could station them on the coast and carry tourists from smaller markets at higher frequency where this would be impossible with their current fleet? Or maybe Ankara or Izmir?

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13403

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The European Union was clear on this matter, they want European companies to continue doing business with Iran. Airbus might be publicly stating this but I am sure they are working with Brussels behind closed doors. It's only a matter of time before they find a way around it. Once other countries s...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines under 10million that surprise you?
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: airlines under 10million that surprise you?

I would say Lot and Icelandair. I always imagined both being much larger than they actually are.

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 8204

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

MEA started Madrid today sending their latest A330 (OD-MEE). I also had a question. I hear that they will make a decision on 5 new wide bodies soon (A330neo or B787), seems like its most probably the A330neo and they will swap their current A330s. Does it make sense to order more than 5 at this poi...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13403

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The European Union was clear on this matter, they want European companies to continue doing business with Iran. Airbus might be publicly stating this but I am sure they are working with Brussels behind closed doors. It's only a matter of time before they find a way around it. Once other countries st...

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

artofzen wrote:
If they are so petty minded perhaps ditchng EY era livery would be a good idea too.


That actually wouldn't be such a bad idea as the previous one had nothing wrong with it.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Love them, they are classic, elegant and simple. Much better than the Etihad ones which were, by the way, hated by everyone in the airline. They were uncomfortable and extremely warm even in summer so crew would sweat which is something, as an airline from the south, you want to avoid. People on her...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

Fares are quite competitive. I was looking at some connections from eastern and southern Europe and they were at around €260. Not too bad for this kind of destination.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76100

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SAS opens CPH-HKG, closes ARN-HKG as of end October. https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-new-route-from-copenhagen-to-hong-kong/ Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there. I’m sure ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air VIE Base Launch
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Wizz Air VIE Base Launch

Good afternoon, Today is June 14th which is the day when Wizz Air launches its VIE base. Today following routes start: 1. VIE-MLA 3x per week 2. VIE-FCO 14x a week 3. VIE-VLC 3x a week Tomorrow Wizz Air will inaugurate the following destinations: 1. VIE-BRI 3x a week 2. VIE-TLV 4x a week Wizz Air al...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76100

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-n ... hong-kong/


Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there.
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okobjorn wrote:
SAS opens CPH-HKG, closes ARN-HKG as of end October.
https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-n ... hong-kong/


Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 15172

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Interesting that they are getting four new ones, not second hand. That said, all these different Embraers will provide them with a great deal of flexibility.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

runway23 wrote:
Wonder if the next step is possibly selling their LHR slots


Highly doubt it, I heard LHR is performing really well for them. If I am not mistaken it was also on the first MAX routes.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand

Not surprising, those who have never visited this part of the world always come up with their own theories while being ignorant to local economic facts. Both North and South Korea get a lot of Chinese tourists. Might even get a little more uptick once the US State department lifts the travel ban to...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand

lol market demand.... do people here actually believe Air China is not a mere prop of the Chinese government?! Plenty of people, and commercial exchange. I understand that sitting the other side of the world wont allow you to know or understand some market regions, but at least not making statement...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 8204

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Etihad and Cobalt signed an interline agreement. Cobalt stepped in to replace Etihad in LCA but I doubt this combination will be successful.

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 3926

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

holcakker wrote:
Wizz Air's fleet is 100 (incl 7 of Wizz UK) at the moment, will be 106 by the end of July.


Talking of Wizz Air, I don't know what's going on with them but their flights seem to be experiencing a lot of delays these days. Maybe it's time to increase those turnaround times?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12629

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Also, isn't the tail a different shade of blue? I think it's usually a darker blue, navy blue, no? Yes, the MAX also has this same lighter shade. Personally, I like the older one better. Oh yes, the older version looks way classier and sharper. The MAX reminds me of some toy, I hope they go back to...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4306

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

Denver and Salt Lake City are the second and third busiest routes out of Boise. DEN has UA while SLC has DL. I guess most transfer passengers are funneled through there.

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12629

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Also, isn't the tail a different shade of blue? I think it's usually a darker blue, navy blue, no?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP

flycro wrote:
The YUL stop is for group bookings. ZAG is booming this summer


So do these people fly from Montreal to some other European destination and then return via Zagreb? Do they do this with any other destination?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 7006

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

Flew IST-BEG tonight, A321 packed to the last seat. They requested for the route to be upgraded to A332 but were turned down by the Serbian government. That said IST was more chaotic than usual and we were waiting for 30 minutes just to start moving. A few days ago when we landed we were waiting for...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19092

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I am surprised BOS-RDU is six daily. Where is all that demand coming from?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP

ZAG schedule is to test how is TS doing on the route... Interestingly enough, I heard Transat has added a Montreal stop on the way back on some flights. Why would they do that? Doesn't it make them less competitive vs Rouge? Or do they need extra passengers now that they are competing with them? To...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19092

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

What about Texas? Could we see them expand there in the future and where from? I can't see them adding there anytime soon. Too much WN/AA/UA presence. AUS focus city is a pipe dream at this point imo. Although I get the feeling SAT is underserved and adding some flights there might work. They don't...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP

dassal wrote:
ZAG schedule is to test how is TS doing on the route...


Interestingly enough, I heard Transat has added a Montreal stop on the way back on some flights. Why would they do that? Doesn't it make them less competitive vs Rouge? Or do they need extra passengers now that they are competing with them?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12629

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

What I don't get is why don't they start building a new departure bank so their planes don't have to sit for 12 hours at various US airports. I mean they are receiving new aircraft so they could start doing it ... in theory. They started with a second bank, but went back to one bank again this year...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19092

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

What about Texas? Could we see them expand there in the future and where from?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12629

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

What I don't get is why don't they start building a new departure bank so their planes don't have to sit for 12 hours at various US airports. I mean they are receiving new aircraft so they could start doing it ... in theory.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 15172

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

SRQLOT wrote:
LOTs 787-9 just came out of paint with the polish flag on the side. Anyone in WA state have any pics?


They have a few pictures on their Instagram page. Personally I don't like it, they could have done a much better job.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 7006

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

The real question is, which airline is the reason for TK leaving Skytrax?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5449

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

MIA is a big AA hub so does anyone know how many of those 650.000 continued onward? I am sure the MAD end sees quite a few transfers. The O&D is upwards of 300 PDEW. The market is massive. One of the single largest U.S.-Europe markets that does not touch London or New York. Probably in the top ...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5449

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

MIA is a big AA hub so does anyone know how many of those 650.000 continued onward? I am sure the MAD end sees quite a few transfers.

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 7006

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

We will see... (hopefully not...) Nah... As has been mentioned by a previous poster, I think if it is going to get some individual's name, Fatih Sultan Mehmed International Airport would be it. Even the last 2 letters in the ICAO code: LTFM suggest this. Bit of a let down really. Sultan Mehmed is a...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164143

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Yeah, right So early this week EU fined Italy for the sewing system and water treatment. € 50 M + € 60 M every six months until the sewers are up to EU Standards. You really think IT Govt will pay those money? :rotfl: I do not see anything funny. If the EU have no way to enforce their laws, I wonde...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 7006

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8972375


I don't like the livery, it looks like an ad for some Latin American dance festival.
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LAXintl wrote:
Speaking of ACT, here is a new livery.

Image

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8972375


I don't like the livery, it looks like an ad for some Latin American dance festival.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164143

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

LH has submittted an offer to buy AZ with the Intention to make the company profitable.and self sustainable. The Italian state for the past decades has thrown Money into a bottomless well called Alitalia. With the most recebt developments in Italy, there will b Business as usual, against EU law. Th...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3917

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

VKO is the fastest growing airport in Moscow, based on April numbers. SVO also enjoyed growth, whereas DME numbers is down 4.3% compared to April 2017. "Vnukovo (VKO) nevertheless remains the fastest growing of the three airports. Its April expansion rate was 19.4 per cent as it handled 1.524 ...

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by Blerg
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 8204

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Etihad will be dropping Dhaka. Etihad reduces LAX to 3 weekly Dhaka is as shocking when they dropped Tehran. Is there even a point to serve LAX with three weekly flights? I don't see how they can be competitive at all. Yeah Dhaka and Tehran are pretty shocking, its weird that they din't have enough...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 8204

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

xwb777 wrote:
Etihad will be dropping Dhaka.

Etihad reduces LAX to 3 weekly


Dhaka is as shocking when they dropped Tehran. Is there even a point to serve LAX with three weekly flights? I don't see how they can be competitive at all.

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 15172

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Lot announced a deal with ALAFCO to lease 6 more 737-8s for a period of 9 years. All to be delivered in 2019. This brings total of "firm" 737 MAX orders from LO to 12 frames. This is a considerable increase. Can WAW cope with such a large increase? I mean these B737-8 are arriving in addi...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Being married to a same sex partner has nothing to do with gender dysphoria or being transgender. And no, clearly you do not because if you did, you would not have made several of the statements you have, including the inference I just corrected. Stop while you’re behind, sir. Being someone who is ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

While you are correct that gender dysphoria is a recognized illness, including in the United States, what your post does not reflect is the fact that one can be recognized as transgender without having dysphoria. And for the record Europe does gender reassignment surgeries, for many years being whe...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand

lol market demand.... do people here actually believe Air China is not a mere prop of the Chinese government?! China is NK's largest trading partner, and the flights probably serve traders and diplomats. Plus foreign visitors who are heading to North Korea. I think all international tours start in ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Gay people want to be treated like everyone else. They don't want special treatment--like being able to discriminate against certain groups, or not paying taxes...like religion. Marriage is required to reproduce? Why permit childless/infertile/elderly people to marry then? Gender dysphoria is real....

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

The last time I checked they can use the toilet of their biological sex, that is the one with which they were born. If a schizophrenic person thinks it can fly, should we open a window for them and let them jump out of it? Last time you checked they were using whatever facilities they were most com...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

No, we are not praying the crazy away but it's nice to see that you are still belittling, mocking and viciously attacking those who don't share your views and opinions. People with mental dysphoria, schizophrenia ... as well as other mental diseases are handled by medical professionals. They have t...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

First of all, I am not an American so I will ignore your hateful and bigoted comments that have to do with US politics. No dear, not hateful and bigoted, "sincerely held religious beliefs". Get with the program. You are right, gender dysphoria is real. It's a real disease of the mind wher...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 4996

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Yah I'm not the one that needs the government to protect me from interacting with people my imaginary friend has told me to hate. Who decided what is natural marriage? Is it just one of each? Is adultery cool now? And hookers? And sexual assault? And rape? Or is it just gay people you find icky. Fr...

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