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by sccutler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162204

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Well, they’re certainly throwing enough money at it.

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by sccutler
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: **Self gloss** Paid off my car today!
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: **Self gloss** Paid off my car today!

Great car, and it can last you a very long time if properly maintained.

My favorite brand of car? Paid-off.

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by sccutler
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3258

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

Well, while we're ranting about (the abysmal) news reporting on aviation issues, let me bring this up: "Tarmac" is a material, NOT a place. An aircraft can be on a tarmac ramp (although it's highly unlikely, as most commercial airport ramps and taxiways are concrete).

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by sccutler
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DC Statehood?
Replies: 27
Views: 1084

Re: DC Statehood?

It wasn’t intended to be a State, it’s why it’s called a District. It’s not a City, it’s a Capitol. So nope. Precisely. DC exists for the explicit purpose of NOT being a state, but rather, being a federal preserve as the seat of the government. If anyone living in DC has a burning desire to vote fo...

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by sccutler
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3404

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

I can think of quite a few good reasons to not want Mayor Pete as President, but his sexual orientation is not one of them.

Fact is, of the entire Democrat presidential candidate fracas, he may be the best.

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by sccutler
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years
Replies: 32
Views: 1599

Re: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years

Not surprised! Economy is only good for tech workers, CEOs, athletes, and politicians! It is time we demand an end to income inequality and institute a massive tax on the wealthy, upper middle class, and even middle class. Income inequality along with climate chNge is awful and we can change the sy...

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by sccutler
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deferred Medical
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Deferred Medical

There are AMEs who specialize in unusual cases and Special Issuances. You should be working with such an individual to maximize your chances.

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by sccutler
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.

I recall an incident described to me by an friend who was an FA on a NWA flight from Narita to Detroit - a passenger onboard was gravely ill (had apparently hidden that fact from the airline, and was traveling to the states to die). They died onboard, and as there was no physician aboard who could d...

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by sccutler
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 292274

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Probably the worst uncontained failure we've seen in, like, ever, was the QANTAS A380, on which No. 2 blew and damaged a staggering amount of the airplane; the aircrew were deprived of control over engine No. 1 (they landed with cruise thrust set), and all manner of other stuff - but the plane flew....

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by sccutler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8401

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

This could be what we commonly call a "career-limiting event."

Lots of damage; lots of money. Insurance.

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by sccutler
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS/ATC
Replies: 16
Views: 1396

Re: TCAS/ATC

Interesting topic, which lets me ask one more question: Is there any automated way for the ATC controller to be made aware of an ongoing TCAS RA? Or do they depend on a radio call by the pilots flying the RA procedure? Best regards, Hendric TCAS is an autonomous system, and it works from its own in...

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by sccutler
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3696

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

... This whole right wing notion of "everything in California is evil" really needs to stop. Until you (pl) have lived there, until you (pl) understand that each of the 50 states have their own needs, the whole notion of "leave California behind because they are 'liberal'" is a ...

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by sccutler
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19467

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

PIC exercising authority to declare an emergency? Well done, no questions asked.

Note, though, that the engine was not “on fire.”

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by sccutler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18334

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

Thank God this never happened! DFW could have ended up another airport saddled with mandatory trains between terminal and gates, like Orlando, Denver and Vegas. Horrid design.

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by sccutler
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 33
Views: 5288

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

einsteinboricua wrote:
DL717 wrote:

Today, a Texas school will likely tell you that God was the reason we went to the Moon and that the South was always kind towards slaves


In what bizarre parallel universe are you living?

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by sccutler
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13850

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

By the way, forgot to say this: a jury can become a remarkable organism, and I can rarely challenge their conclusions, especially when I did not hear the evidence. They delivered a “murder” verdict, after a well-conducted trial before a judge determined to do it right.

Murder, it is, says I.

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by sccutler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 33
Views: 5288

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

The headline suggests that those are direct subsidies, i.e. cash paid out to the fossil fuel industry and is therefore misleading at best and, in the worst case, fraudulent. The Forbes contributor should be ashamed of himself for not explaining properly how those numbers were generated. The ridicul...

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by sccutler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13850

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

The sentence she received was, very technically, legally fair. But only because it was legally available. And there is no doubt that a Black Male, even the same civilian she killed, would not have been treated so leniently. Frankly, it is troubling how much the Guilty Verdict very likely resulted f...

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by sccutler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13850

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

The sentence she received was, very technically, legally fair. But only because it was legally available. And there is no doubt that a Black Male, even the same civilian she killed, would not have been treated so leniently. Frankly, it is troubling how much the Guilty Verdict very likely resulted f...

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by sccutler
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13850

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

One has to wonder: had the situation been the other way (the black guy shooting the White cop as she entered HIS apartment), would he get only 10 years or would he be given the death penalty? He is a Black Male and she is a White Female cop. What makes you think he would have even made it to bookin...

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by sccutler
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Population Growth in Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Population Growth in Dallas/Fort Worth

usflyer msp wrote:
I really don't care for the DFW area. It has no character and is full of materialistic, fake Christians.


Nothing like a blatantly offensive stereotype.

There is loads of character here (and differing vibes in different areas), but (of course) you'd have to have a mind open enough to see it.

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by sccutler
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regulator clamps down on "unbecoming" flight crew TikTok videos
Replies: 8
Views: 3151

Re: Regulator clamps down on "unbecoming" flight crew TikTok videos

Hmmm.

Seems a bit of an overreach to me, but then again, I’m in no position to challenge a decision based upon cultural norms which differ from those where I live.

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by sccutler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart

Geez. I recall a case some years back, when a fellow had some kind of axe to grind against Fiesta (a prominent grocery chain focused on the Hispanic market, but appealing broadly besides, with an excellent product mix) - he took human feces, dried and powdered, and was sprinkling the "product&q...

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by sccutler
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 9891

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Not the level of clothing dignity I'd choose for myself or my family, but I am old-school.

Hardly appears obscene or offensive, and we've all seen worse.

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by sccutler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19148

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

It was operating as a Part 91 flight - not on any Part 135 cert. The aircraft was owned by a local LLC as a holding company for a family. It is a tragedy of terrible consequence, a blessing that no one was in the hangar. The Falcon 50 in the hangar is certainly bound to be damaged beyond economic re...

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by sccutler
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 63393

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

ITSTours wrote:
Asiana begins selling cigarettes at the inflight duty-free shop. (Of course you still can't smoke inflight)

Sounds minor but actually significant; Asiana was the world first airline to prohibit smoking on board.
They are now really chasing profits.


Muse Air banned smoking well prior; early 80s.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3755

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Sort of laughable. Outside of New York, Jetblue's market Presence is pretty limited, so it's not as if anyone would knock themselves out to "benefit" from the association. And, let's be real - what moron would see an advert for JetBlack shopping, and say to themselves, "Self, I bet th...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2759

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Good review.

If the TEO540 works out to be reliable, this will be a great plane for Cape Air and, perhaps, an interesting alternative for business aircraft purchasers whose needs don't necessarily mesh with jet ownership.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85488

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Ramps and fueling infrastructure for Terminal F is in place. Preconstruction work is moving along aggressively, as well.

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 33
Views: 5288

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

The headline suggests that those are direct subsidies, i.e. cash paid out to the fossil fuel industry and is therefore misleading at best and, in the worst case, fraudulent. The Forbes contributor should be ashamed of himself for not explaining properly how those numbers were generated. The ridicul...

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by sccutler
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85488

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Apparently there's been damage done at KDAL due to severe storms, max gust of 62kts taken by the ASOS on field. Southwest hangars reportedly have door and roof damage, and also one of their large billboards on Mockingbird toppled onto a Chevron station. I was working in a hangar at Addison Airport ...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5919

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

This is fascinating.

Who has been calling for deportation of "... LEGAL Americans like Jews, Blacks, Latinos, LGBTQ..."?

And, to where are they to be deported?

Looking for specifics, citations to names, dates, sources. Very interested in learning something here.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 12489

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a girl (excuse me, woman) who posted here quite a lot - way back when, but I cannot recall her user name. She lived (lives still) in New Orleans. --- Fact is, it takes a woman of exceptional fortitude to tolerate the male-dominated world of online aviation forums; too many guys go scent-m...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 12489

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a girl (excuse me, woman) who posted here quite a lot - way back when, but I cannot recall her user name. She lived (lives still) in New Orleans. --- Fact is, it takes a woman of exceptional fortitude to tolerate the male-dominated world of online aviation forums; too many guys go scent-ma...

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by sccutler
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24246

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Welp, I got to fly them once - TUS-AUS, when I needed a non-stop to get met here in time for a meeting; this was last year, April-ish. Pleasant enough on-board product, flight was about an hour late, but it served the need. I had a helluva time getting an Uber to the goofy-ass "Budget Terminal....

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by sccutler
Thu May 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10315

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

I was under the impression that go-around landings, although not common, weren't something shocking enough to make news articles. In particular, Lagos is a tropical city which likely experiences heavy storms on a frequent basis, that could ultimately result in an aborted landing if the Captain assu...

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by sccutler
Thu May 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 18108

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

I'd fly in one tomorrow.

The worst blood here is not on Boeing's hands - it is on the hands of the LionAir crew prior to the accident flight.

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by sccutler
Sat May 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Replies: 112
Views: 6164

Re: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy

The content of this thread is concentrated, distilled proof that civil discourse can no longer be expected. I’m embarrassed for all of you. I see more stereotyping and bigoted commentary here, than I could possibly have imagined. I would urge each and all of you to look in the mirror and ask yourse...

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by sccutler
Sat May 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 12489

Re: Airliners.net dating

Odds better favor a bro-mance, than a romance. :D Actually made internet friendship with a once-prolific poster here years ago, and she cute a a bug (bet she still is). Of course, as a happily married man, I was not trolling for romance. Did send some business her way, though. —- Have only (knowingl...

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by sccutler
Sat May 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Replies: 112
Views: 6164

Re: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy

The content of this thread is concentrated, distilled proof that civil discourse can no longer be expected. I’m embarrassed for all of you. I see more stereotyping and bigoted commentary here, than I could possibly have imagined. I would urge each and all of you to look in the mirror and ask yoursel...

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by sccutler
Wed May 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 623
Views: 33277

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Mr. Mueller is anything but inarticulate or dull-witted; had he desired to state that Barr was misleading the public, he'd have written just that. I think this reads as, "You ,William Barr, are misleading the public" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5fGhnYX4AATVyb.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.c...

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by sccutler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 13483

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

It is critically important to those whose political agenda (and political careers) depend upon continued distrust, hatred and separation, that this conversation continue. The terrible myth is that anything government can do (other than zealously and aggressively protecting freedom, civil rights and ...

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by sccutler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 93872

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

...and people ask why I fly into KEDC!

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by sccutler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 741395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS obstructs an airman from trusting one of his basic instincts and perform pitch and thrust when unreliable speed indication is noted. This is not normal. Certifying a commercial airplane that works on unsuitable engines for its design is also not normal. It is also suspicious and also scary whe...

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by sccutler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 741395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I remain interested in why the FR24 data stream stopped well before the aircraft went down. And, I find it improbable that a reasonably-trained and aware crew of an airline flown by a well-managed airline would repeat the failures of the crew of the ill-fated Lion Air flight - and, from all accounts...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Young Republicans???
Replies: 13
Views: 1861

Re: Young Republicans???

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/just-need-nrs-gone-video-shows-alabama-kids-wishing-put-black-people-concentration-camps/?comments=disqus ‘We just need n****rs gone': Video shows Alabama kids wishing to put black people in 'concentration camps' 'We just need n****rs gone': Video shows Alabama kids...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Omar at it again.
Replies: 128
Views: 10385

Re: Rep. Omar at it again.

Just a friendly reminder that Neo-Nazis marched through a US city chanting “Jews will not replace us”. The President of the United States would then go on to say that some of those people or their associates were “very fine people”. Heavy sigh. This, again? Plenty of things to hold against the Pres...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 9977

Re: Imperial System

As a child, we were taught in school that conversion to comprehensive use of the metric system was imminent, and certainly expected to be completed by 1970 (I started elementary school in 1965). Thus, we were taught the metric system concurrently with, and with equal emphasis to, the English units. ...

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by sccutler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 44720

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I’m happy for SW but who really wants to sit on a SW 737 for 6+ hours? Not me. I realize HA, UAL, Delta and the rest are all going to single aisle for the HI routes but at least they have cabin options. No one really enjoys sitting in a coach seat for a long flight, but Southwest's coach product is...

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