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by ArmitageShanks
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wanted Russian-Style Military Parade
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: Trump Wanted Russian-Style Military Parade

Not only does that fly against the tradition of the United States, it flies in the face the fact that in this nation, the Military is subservient to the civilian population, not the other way around. That isn't what America should be about. Kennedy had a military parade during his inauguration comp...

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?

Ask everyone on US 1549, or Lion Air 904 ... just two flights that ended up in the water. How on Earth am I supposed to contact everyone on those flights? Can you point me in the right direction on how I might go about that? It would be interesting to know what they thought. That was clearly sarcas...

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by ArmitageShanks
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?

litz wrote:
Ask everyone on US 1549, or Lion Air 904 ... just two flights that ended up in the water.


How on Earth am I supposed to contact everyone on those flights? Can you point me in the right direction on how I might go about that? It would be interesting to know what they thought.

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by ArmitageShanks
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indoor Grill Users: Need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1396

Re: Indoor Grill Users: Need advice

My Weber grill is just waiting to be used, but when it's cold and rainy on the weekends, it's all but a fantasy. Stupid rules of the complex...I've thought about moving and/or buying a place of my own. I've also thought about buying a vacuum sealer so that I can prepare large amounts of meat and si...

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gambia declares state of Emergency.
Replies: 32
Views: 3050

Re: Gambia declares state of Emergency.

I didn't say that we didn't have transportation for 2 weeks. I said we were in a state of emergency for 2 weeks. In that 2 week period, aviation was shut down, subways in NYC were shut down, and some public buses were closed. All true statements. While some may have been out for longer than others,...

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax Predictions 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Skytrax Predictions 2017

Its the same 5 airlines every year just jostled around based on who pays the most so who cares?

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 5854

Re: The illegitimate president

Remember how dumb people were for calling Obama a Muslim who wanted to destroy America when he was elected? Remember the idiotic Republicans who for years questioned his legitimacy and how "crazy and delusional" they were? "He's going to end the Republic" and all that. That's hap...

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by ArmitageShanks
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Back To The Drawing Board, Los Angeles Chargers
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Back To The Drawing Board, Los Angeles Chargers

This is typical. If you hire a PR firm, and advertising firm, or any sort of consulting firm they will come up with something new just to justify their cost and existence. How many new HR hiring guidelines or customer service plans have you had at your current company? I bet a few. Amazing how quick...

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by ArmitageShanks
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 5854

Re: The illegitimate president

If a democrat is elected the republicans will do everything they can do to de-legitimize them. If a republican wins the democrats will do everything to de-legitimize them. Business as usual. If we can survive a civil war I think we can survive a slightly unusual usual candidate. Trump is a disgustin...

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by ArmitageShanks
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vice-President Biden awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
Replies: 36
Views: 1641

Re: Vice-President Biden awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

KLDC10 wrote:
I don't mean to be a pain, but if you want to discuss Russia, Cuba, Snowden, or whatever else at length, please start a dedicated thread.


Let them talk. Its interesting. The self-destruction of the non-aviation forums has been a treat to watch. Hopefully It'll migrate into civil aviation soon.

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by ArmitageShanks
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 89
Views: 10029

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

CRJ-200's can go take a long walk off a short pier. Those things are garbage.

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants bidding and price competition for pharmaceuticals
Replies: 52
Views: 1978

Re: Trump wants bidding and price competition for pharmaceuticals

Calder wrote:
Important to note that the US is one of only 2 or 3 countries where pharmaceutical manufacturers are allowed to advertise direct to consumers.

I believe one of the others is New Zealand, and I can't recall the 3rd (if their is one).


Its Israel.

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by ArmitageShanks
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Trump fill over 120 ambassador vacancies by January 20?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Can Trump fill over 120 ambassador vacancies by January 20?

His directive is not really strange at all. Every president in modern times has done it, so why not? There are vacant positions and holdups with nominations all the time. None of this is unusual. Actually Trump's move is rather odd - unprecedented is the correct term. http://www.independent.co.uk/n...

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by ArmitageShanks
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Trump fill over 120 ambassador vacancies by January 20?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Can Trump fill over 120 ambassador vacancies by January 20?

His directive is not really strange at all. Every president in modern times has done it, so why not? There are vacant positions and holdups with nominations all the time. None of this is unusual.

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

How can I go about learning more about it. 3 editors were picked, who will be writing content for studioD and not Airliners.net (I will not list their names for privacy reasons). Two of the three have been writing for JetBlue, but their articles haven't gone live yet. studioD is a division of Deman...

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asylum seekers commit murder and robbery in Finland
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Asylum seekers commit murder and robbery in Finland

What are some things the government/people can do to help the situation for all involved?

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your best songs
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Your best songs

http://youtu.be/bH3MnM3al_k
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I recently stumbled upon Lack Of Afro after hearing this song on Youtube. Pretty good stuff.

http://youtu.be/bH3MnM3al_k

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another POTUS on Mt Rushmore?
Replies: 34
Views: 1855

Re: Another POTUS on Mt Rushmore?

1. I doubt it. 2. If it were to happen I'd say the only one even likely to be considered would be FDR, but even that is a stretch. Its a National Park so any major changes would be subject to congress/presidential approval and there's no way anything that political would pass. And I think that's a g...

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92
Replies: 41
Views: 1729

Re: Phyllis Shlafly Dies At Age 92

Tell us how you really feel.

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Volcanic Eruption in the Toilet - British Airways Club Europe Athens to London Heathrow
Replies: 5
Views: 6116

Re: A Volcanic Eruption in the Toilet - British Airways Club Europe Athens to London Heathrow

Nice report. I didn't know that website was owned by flyertalk. Do they pay well to write articles?

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

You're not powerless. You and the other unpaid volunteers can resign. Force them to deal with the issues in a more direct way by not being part of the problem. That is real, direct action you can take to bring a bit more attention to this disaster. Hey, you wont be the first employees to jump off t...

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Oh, I fully understand everyone's frustration and I don't blame you guys. It's just a bit of a powerless feeling at times that sucks. But hey, I'll keep trying. While the workaround helps, that shouldn't be the solution. The solution should be they reduce the breakpoint for switching to tablet mode...

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Supports Trump????
Replies: 30
Views: 2299

Re: A.net Supports Trump????

Demand Media has donated almost exclusively to Democrat Party PAC's and lobby groups. One cannot find anything wrong about that. Corporations are people after all and people do have rights according to the USSC. They are exercising their rights that were hard fought for before a Conservative Majori...

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

With this ever lengthening hiatus period, I would think that A.net must be truly hemorrhaging visitors. Have to say that I find myself in the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' faction. A few minor tweaks would have been useful no doubt, but IMHO this top down, complete and utter revision was not nec...

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Supports Trump????
Replies: 30
Views: 2299

Re: A.net Supports Trump????

Demand Media has donated almost exclusively to Democrat Party PAC's and lobby groups.

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Just how long are we going to have to wait on the layout fix? All we've seen so far is "soon", which could mean in 30 minutes or never, like Half-Life 3. If I wanted a mobile layout I'd use my iPhone. According to AC320 they started development of the new website in 2007. Henrik and Monic...

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I've been a member here for 13 years and these days pop in sporadically. I'm surprised that, in 2016, a website can show such a lack of thought. It lacks intuition, the ads are horrible and I find myself using the site less and less as it's just such a mess on the screen! I know it's being updated ...

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by ArmitageShanks
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly opened store is selling copies of AK-47 at Moscow airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: Newly opened store is selling copies of AK-47 at Moscow airport

To allay security concerns, they could be shrink-wrapped in colored plastic, so they're clearly identifiable as harmless fakes. . so security ignores anything wrapped that way and it's even easier to get real ones through. Maybe not. You can get pretty much anything through security already so what...

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

ZeeZoo wrote:
Has the forum activity dropped off, admins/mods?

Posts aren't quite as often anymore it seems.


It seems its following the general trend of Demand Media as a whole over the last few years- a slow, steady decline. What are the causes of this?

I'm sure this will be deleted.

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by ArmitageShanks
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coattail Celebrities
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: Coattail Celebrities

Paul Hitler tried to get that chain of bowling alleys opened but it just didn't work out for him.

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Long Distance Relationships
Replies: 33
Views: 1269

Re: Long Distance Relationships

I think you should drive/fly to see him RIGHT NOW. Surprise him. Totally normal thing to do. You know that is not the worst answer/idea. If it is serious (enough for him to say that and you to say what you did) then why not? It should lead to hot'n'heavy again and can go on from there. If it turns ...

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Long Distance Relationships
Replies: 33
Views: 1269

Re: Long Distance Relationships

I think you should drive/fly to see him RIGHT NOW. Surprise him.

Totally normal thing to do.

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel warnings against the USA mount
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Travel warnings against the USA mount

Anyone that avoids travel to the USA because of "race violence" or "gun violence" is a complete moron. Same for anyone that avoids going to Germany/Europe because of the immigrant/terror crisis.

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by ArmitageShanks
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The county with the coolest name
Replies: 33
Views: 1503

Re: The county with the coolest name

There's a little town called Soddy Daisy in Tennessee. There's a Mars Hill and a Jupiter in Western NC.

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7324

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

Oh, this has gone too far. It's long since gone too far, especially in California.... but of course, nothing will be done about it, until one of these things chews off an infant's face or something. We live in a nation where animal lives are more valued than humans, and where personal responsibilit...

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7324

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

So basically nothing happened. What an outrage! We should find out where this person lives and ruin their life.

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crock pot recipes
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Crock pot recipes

http://www.reddit.com/r/slowcooking/
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You should check out this place:

http://www.reddit.com/r/slowcooking/

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SS United States Will Not Return to Service
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: SS United States Will Not Return to Service

I've been waiting for this thread. No surprise at all.

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials
Replies: 48
Views: 2132

Re: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials

Who let dad on the internet again?

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here is how Qatar is doing in its first month in Atlanta
Replies: 53
Views: 13472

Re: Here is how Qatar is doing in its first month in Atlanta

787fan8 wrote:
Glad to see their doing well. Hopefully they'll show DL how to operate like a real airline should in terms of service. Does anyone know how TK is preforming in ATL?


What is a "real airline?"

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by ArmitageShanks
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290368

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Thank's ... but I don't understand why :?: Because people were knowingly or unknowingly 'abusing' the black watermark. 100% opacity and placed completely over the subject isn't a pretty sight. Why bother uploading a photo, only to ruin it with a watermark like that. And not only that, it makes the ...

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by ArmitageShanks
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2062

Re: Constitutional Convention

With all that has happened in Washington recently, there has been a lot of talk about the states voting to hold a Constitutional Convention, which would convene to propose amendments to the constitution without having to go through Congress. I wanted to start a discussion to see what peoples though...

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by ArmitageShanks
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should there be a dress code for airline passengers?
Replies: 56
Views: 6364

Re: Should there be a dress code for airline passengers?

Bunch of nerds in this thread. Stop trying to dictate what others do in their life that has no impact on you what so ever. Flying isn't an honor; its not a special thing- it never was and never will be. It was only "special" back in the day because it was new and it was expensive. Its just...

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by ArmitageShanks
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel masonic hand gestures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1642

Re: Merkel masonic hand gestures?

The only Freemason handshake I ever saw was in a Bulgarian steam bath back in 2013.

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by ArmitageShanks
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?

WarRI1 wrote:
You work for your money honestly, report his ass. I have done it myself and so has my son. Drop a dime as we say here.


My man.

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by ArmitageShanks
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?

I think you should firmly assert your dominance with your friend by confronting the young Turk directly about his drug dealing. Threaten him that if the trash doesn't stop you will call the authorities after you and your friend teach him a little lesson about British steel. Let him know that, in thi...

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What's the point..?
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: What's the point..?

Check out these crazy watermarks on these planes! You wont BELIEVE number 7!!

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by ArmitageShanks
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6666

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

Not at all. I think speech, no matter how abhorrent, should be protected. Now I'm sure you'll say it is and its private businesses making a private decision but that is not right in a lot of these circumstances either. So you are saying that companies should not be able to fire people for publicly ...

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