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by Caryjack
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4401

Re: A350-1000 Question

I don't think so. The OP clearly states that the airliner deaccelerated on takeoff during both segments of DFW-DOH. This is ridicules of course because who the hell would do that!!! Apparently shortly after takeoff the airliner reduced climb rate/thrust which would reduce the rate of acceleration. A...

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by Caryjack
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry Reid Dies at Age 82
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Harry Reid Dies at Age 82

:checkmark: I like the way he dumped the 60% Senate rule for Federal Court Judicial appointees. That allowed him to stack the DC Court of Appeals but also allowed Trump to pick the next 3 Supreme Court justices...what a fool. I wonder if o'l numb-nuts Chuck Schumer will do the same with the Senate f...

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by Caryjack
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13501

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

I am pro vaccine, but anti-mandate, but t he vaccine is a new type of vaccine and the long term affects just aren't known. We think we understand them, but those are just educated guesses since its a new technology. I don't fault someone for not wanting to take the vaccine. Just get yours and move ...

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by Caryjack
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350
Replies: 27
Views: 8212

Re: Saudia 2022 Wide-body Order: 787,777X,A350

All depends on the politics higher up. Macron is there on a visit tomorrow… First head of state to meet MBS since… recent issues…. Quite an unpopular risky move with elections coming soon so the local media in France are predicting that it most be worth an awful lot of contracts…. According to this...

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by Caryjack
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"
Replies: 58
Views: 10950

Re: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"

It's nice to see that Tom Sanderson is Director of Product Marketing for the 787. He certainly put a lot into it.

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by Caryjack
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 436
Views: 99593

Re: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread

https://youtu.be/Wqdw6_zJJJI

In 1966 saw Connie Kalitta at raceway near SEA. He was driving a top fuel AA rail powered by a 427ci Ford hemi. I had no idea he was the man behind Kalitta Air.
Amazing.
Cary
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DL757NYC wrote:
Kalitta was on YouTube interesting video about their operation

https://youtu.be/Wqdw6_zJJJI

In 1966 saw Connie Kalitta at raceway near SEA. He was driving a top fuel AA rail powered by a 427ci Ford hemi. I had no idea he was the man behind Kalitta Air.
Amazing.
Cary

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by Caryjack
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing shareholders file lawsuit over 737MAX
Replies: 33
Views: 6475

Re: Boeing shareholders file lawsuit over 737MAX

Good for you. I sold BA and bought VUG , and others
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by Caryjack
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination
Replies: 73
Views: 13142

Re: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination

Story breaking in Australia tonight. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/25/australia-demands-answers-after-women-taken-from-qatar-airways-flight-and-strip-searched Essentially, it's alleged that after an aborted premature foetus was discovered in the Airport (DOH) women were removed from a ...

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by Caryjack
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2891

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

He was choking the lizard while signed into a Zoom election simulation discussion with other New Yorker writers. As long as he doesn't hit the camera lens? a small monitor window showing your own outgoing video stream could be helpful though .. :-) If you use Teams or Skype you get to see yourself....

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by Caryjack
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.
Replies: 50
Views: 10996

Re: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.

The BLR route does throw up some interesting questions as it is indeed ~250nm further than the SFO sin route that struggled. My take here though is that whilst the two routes might superficially look similar the likely hood of encountering the winds that made the SFO-SIN route so difficult may well...

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by Caryjack
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Justice
Replies: 42
Views: 1722

Re: Favorite Justice

Huh. Well, "extreme left" means different things to different people. And yes, it is a bit scary that we need the Supreme Court to protect us from our legislators! But we're used to it. Here in the US, I would say the defund the police movement is extreme left. Doesn't have a hope of gett...

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by Caryjack
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Justice
Replies: 42
Views: 1722

Re: Favorite Justice

An excellent example of what I think illustrates this: Roe vs Wade. Legalization of abortion is absolutely a political matter, not a justice matter. So from my point of view, it is interesting that the suprime court got actually involved in something like that. I do not know the finer points of thi...

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by Caryjack
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3653

Re: High altitude balloons

That's odd. The balloons show up as large yellow balls. Is that what you've seen on the free site? I've been on following FR24 for years on their first 2 levels and have never seen balloons. On this 3rd level up (I forget the color but it's about $35 per year) the balloons are very noticable. Maybe...

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by Caryjack
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3653

Re: High altitude balloons

You don't need a subscription to see them, they're visible to anyone who visits FR24. That's odd. The balloons show up as large yellow balls. Is that what you've seen on the free site? I've been on following FR24 for years on their first 2 levels and have never seen balloons. On this 3rd level up (...

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by Caryjack
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3653

Re: High altitude balloons

Thanks COSPN. I'd thought that loon was somehow short for balloon. I was surprised to see them.

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by Caryjack
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3653

High altitude balloons

https://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL102/245b58be I have a new Flightradar24 subscription and now see high altitude balloons. They are mainly in the tropics over South America and Africa. They're obviously just blowing in the wind but remain over land masses, none out over an ocean. Many are US registe...

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by Caryjack
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 185045

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Testing of anti malaria drug in S Korea and China all prove it works ... Stanford University ... looks very promising ... https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/malarial-drug-chloroquine-effective-against-coronavirus/ Certantly worth repeating. :smile: I picked this up on Tucker Carlson's sh...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 12623

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

I watched some of last year's taxi test videos and I did not see an upper beacon flashing in any of the videos I watched. I was also looking at the wing tip lights, they seem to be very dim as well. When I stop by PAE the first thing I look for is a flashing beacon along the flight line. They're ea...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 22117

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

What do you all think of them Looks like a great flagship product on their new narrow body. Wish more airlines had a product like that. One day I hope they call it what it is, business class. I often travel between SEA and Central America in business class on AA or DL. It's always a narrow body and...

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by Caryjack
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1473

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

Bose QC 15. Full ear cover, comfortable with excellent noise canceling. I can speak clearly to anyone with the headphones on by simply pulling the audio input jack (it’s big). I wouldn’t fly without them. As for the crying child, a good pair of noise cancellers should nearly eliminate the engine dro...

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by Caryjack
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”
Replies: 36
Views: 2179

Re: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”

Rush Limbaugh called him a cross-dresser.

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by Caryjack
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation for customer satisfaction
Replies: 55
Views: 10198

Re: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation.

The new Midfield Terminal is a stunning example of beautiful design paired with excellent function. The simple, but effective tram system and the well-placed moving walkways make it easy to transfer between gates. The services offered in the terminal are top-notch and DTW excels at handling incleme...

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by Caryjack
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 13940

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

n901wa wrote:
Looks like they lost a Eng on takeoff. Parts of the LPT Blades & Vanes
What part of an engine would those be. They look rusty. Even the broken edges appear rusted.

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by Caryjack
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln: We Are the Last Best Hope on Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Lincoln: We Are the Last Best Hope on Earth

BN747[/quote] Thanks, but your response is missing my point. Lincoln in 1862 was not a fortune teller,.... I just watched an episode of Crash Course: Focusing on the 17th Century Crisis & The 30 Year War...All European horrific, death, starvation, cannibalism, abject misery PLUS. I'm wondering j...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 703264

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I remember that back in March after the ET crash, the FAA was repeating its conviction that the MAX is safe and it won’t ground it, even after the finding that MCAS was again involved and despite being grounded by all the other relevant NAAs. Then, out of nowhere, Trump stepped in and decreed the g...

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by Caryjack
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 9048

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!? I find it weird that DL185 has a very long flying time versus DL583 as its not polar. They can probably cut 1 hour off the flying time by flying polar off a flight that is already very long. ATL is south of DTW so an aircr...

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by Caryjack
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 11552

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

The goal post here is to become the #1 rated airline to Europe and Latin America and significantly improve our standing across the Pacific. After the successful launch of the new Main Cabin service, focus will shift to DeltaOne ,Premium Select, and then domestic First. Keep Climbing SEA is my home ...

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by Caryjack
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 4084

Re: Electric nose wheels

There was a time when electric nose wheels were all the rage. 1) Plane can push back itself (save $$$$) 2) Plane can taxi on just the APU, shut down the main engines and save $$$$. The concerns were cost and more importantly weight. What's the current state of this? Anyone buying them yet? Any new ...

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by Caryjack
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup
Replies: 21
Views: 3203

Re: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup

I don't get into the city much anymore, but wondering if anyone knows - did anyone take over the old Pyramid Alehouse across the street from the Mariners' stadium? If so, that might be a good spot. It's an easy walk from the light rail stadium station or the ferry dock and it's right off both I-5 a...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Amplitude Modulation (B777)
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Amplitude Modulation (B777)

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-10746.html This from the link: Cat1234 30th Dec 2001, 14:02 The HF band is too low for Frequency Modulation (FM). An FM carrier contains all the audio (or digital) information and requires no extra modulator power for 100% modulation, plus it has other adv...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup
Replies: 21
Views: 3203

Re: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup

I may be able to fly in, depending on the day. Anyone ok with places near Sea-Tac like Sharp’s, Mango Thai, or 13 Coins? It's often very difficult to drive through downtown Seattle, but a location in downtown works from both the north and south, as LH707330 said. If you're coming from SEA, light ra...

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by Caryjack
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Amplitude Modulation (B777)
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Amplitude Modulation (B777)

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-10746.html This from the link: Cat1234 30th Dec 2001, 14:02 "In normal Amplitude Modulation (AM) signal generation a carrier and two side bands are produced. The side bands are designated Upper Side Band (USB) and Lower Side Band (LSB). It is actually...

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by Caryjack
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?
Replies: 33
Views: 5950

Re: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?

Thanks all. So will it be likely that EK will exceed the otherwise typical 12 year age for those birds? Any retirement date for EBF and EBH known so far... other than this year? As you pointed out in a previous post, the 77L is unique. I think EK, and others, will maintain that particular aircraft ...

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by Caryjack
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 15227

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

O Play dumb on your own time without my help. I am truly and deeply sorry that what actually happened didn't conform with what you wished had happened. Wait, what exactly happened that exonerated these kids? The fact that they were "approached"? That didn't change my view of events at all...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3942

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

xwb777 wrote:
Maybe Emirates will wait for the B777X?
I'm sure the will, but I'd always thought they'd use it 1st on MEX.

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by Caryjack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 25
Views: 5043

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

One time Alaska tried to stop a 737 in AKN on anc-hnl They didn’t try...they did. Except I remember it being ANC-AKN-OGG. It looks like AS has been to AKN more than a few times. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x56e877ceabb1d123%3A0x86d4014ae89e8e73!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!...

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by Caryjack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 37474

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

Just reading this thread I'd think that Boeing made this airliner for Seattle. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=sea-ams%0D%0Asfo-ams%0D%0Asea-mad%0D%0Asea-fra%0D%0Asea-cdg%0D%0Asea-lhr%0D%0Asfo-pvg%0D%0Asea-pvg%0D%0Asea-pek%0D%0Asea-icn%0D%0Asea-nrt%0D%0Aewr-tlv%0D%0Asea-osl%0D%0Asea-lim&R=3900nm%40...

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by Caryjack
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 57
Views: 14984

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

As long as Singapore Airlines has the A380, Malaysia Airlines will have them. Interesting....How about as long as Airbus produces the A-380, Boeing will produce the B-747? Boeing, to some degree, produced the 748 to keep a price lid on the 380. Boeing can certainly cut pricing and string out the pr...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 10174

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

Trav777, first, I like your thinking. I simply think Boeing cannot replace the MAX today without customer backlash and there is demand for the small widebody. Enough for scale to make it tougher on Airbus' next widebody. The A321LR/xLR will compete, but has the wrong wing and fuel system to be comp...

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by Caryjack
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 23
Views: 5912

Re: B-748 tail display

Is that round cylinder the fuselage? Looks like a piece of space station. Yup...the Destiny Lab module. https://www.futureofflight.org/destiny As for the 741 tail, it's been repainted blue with large block letters "THE FUTURE IS BUILT HERE." Most of the displays around and above it have b...

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by Caryjack
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 23
Views: 5912

B-748 tail display

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing/B ... -8/5335011
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This photo of a 747-8 vertical tail fin is on a-net's home page. Is it of an actual 748 part or did someone simply repaint the old display (from a B-742 I think)?
Thanks,
Cary

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing/B ... -8/5335011

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by Caryjack
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320ceo barking dog question
Replies: 65
Views: 8069

Re: A320ceo barking dog question

You’ll also find that the barking dog is much faster and louder after a single engine taxi in. This is because of the pressure difference between the green and yellow hydraulic systems. After a single engine taxi in the green system slowly loses pressure as the engine winds down, while the yellow g...

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by Caryjack
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 68266

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Why do you think it would change? A dummy booking showed me that the A346 is still running the route. I thought it might change because I'd just finished reading the thread and saw many destinations that had been canceled, a list of 12 or so that remained, but nothing about CPT. I know that just be...

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by Caryjack
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Cigarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 2801

Re: Worst Cigarettes

James Bond made English Ovals popular in the mid '60s and I smoked a few of them. They were considered exotic and exclusive to us high school kids. To an adolescent, smoking is all about peer pressure; and the manufactures know it. If they can't get you to smoke by 18 years of age, you won't. Just t...

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by Caryjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7769

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

An EO is intended to define policy, not to clarify the constitution. This would be an extreme misapplication of an Executive Order. Executive Orders are required to be supported by the Constitution — this has been held by the Supreme Court, and this instance would certainly not differ. As EOs are l...

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by Caryjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7769

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 ge...

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by Caryjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7769

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

the meaning of the 14th Amendment would ultimately be clarified by SCOTUS. Unless the Roberts Court wants to reverse past precedent, this is already a settled matter. The SCOTUS already ruled on the matter that a parent's status has nothing to do with whether a child born in US jurisdiction receive...

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by Caryjack
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7769

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Precedent was established in US v Wong Kim Ark in one of the early challenges to this provision in the 14th Amendment. He was a child born in the US to Chinese nationals, all of whom went to China while Wong Kim Ark was young. He returned as a teenager to work, but following a visit to China, was d...

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by Caryjack
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 68266

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Why do you think it would change? A dummy booking showed me that the A346 is still running the route. I thought it might change because I'd just finished reading the thread and saw many destinations that had been canceled, a list of 12 or so that remained, but nothing about CPT. I know that just be...

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