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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Of The Union
Replies: 66
Views: 3268

RE: State Of The Union

<i>If a man this ugly can become the most powerful man in the world, there's hope for Matt D yet.</i> You guys in Europe shouldn't talk about uglyness! <img src= "http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1955000/images/_1959471_schroedap150.jpg"> <img src= "http://i.abcnews.com/reference/bios/images/apr_chirac...

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN Picks Libya To Head Human Rights Commission
Replies: 103
Views: 8039

RE: UN Picks Libya To Head Human Rights Commission

I've heard of him. Some of his work is interesting. He's very critical of Greek culture in general. Needless to say, he's not very popular in Greece right now.

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN Picks Libya To Head Human Rights Commission
Replies: 103
Views: 8039

RE: UN Picks Libya To Head Human Rights Commission

N79969: I'm quite active with the Greek community in Queens (which is HUGE) and I have yet to come across one who approved of the behavior of their Greek brethren. On the contrary, they were disgusted. Many have taken their money out of Greece in protest. Many American financiers have also threatene...

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Close Call At NRT
Replies: 9
Views: 3774

RE: Close Call At NRT

LGA only has 7000ft runways and they don't seem to have any problem with some of the larger jets.

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Of The Union
Replies: 66
Views: 3268

RE: State Of The Union

Well…I’ll talk about something that hasn’t been touched yet – healthcare reform. I used to be a healthcare economics consultant and I was pretty interested in what he said about this issue. Claiming that restricting lawsuits will be the cure and will cut costs is absolute bullocks and an utterly lau...

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN Picks Libya To Head Human Rights Commission
Replies: 103
Views: 8039

RE: UN Picks Libya To Head Human Rights Commission

<i>I actually find the credibility of the Greek government and frankly the morality of many Greek people to be deplorable. During the war in Balkans, many Greeks strongly supported that butcher Milosevic despite his genocidal behavior simply because his victims were muslim. From what I have read, th...

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 28, 1986
Replies: 77
Views: 4532

RE: January 28, 1986

I remember this incident. I had just gotten home from school and was watching cartoons (G.I. Joe, I believe). Suddenly, the TV switched from the cartoons to "an old man with a suit". I remember getting really angry and calling my mother over to tell her to "fix the tv". She said nothing was wrong an...

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by Rai
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Just Wants The Oil
Replies: 80
Views: 3957

RE: Bush Just Wants The Oil

<i>This is a conclusion made by a professor, who explained this situation to us. Based on the facts, and in comparision with previous studies and previous situation, the media IS influencing the American citizens. Television and radio always were an important device for propaganda, and they kept thi...

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by Rai
Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Just Wants The Oil
Replies: 80
Views: 3957

RE: Bush Just Wants The Oil

Word has it that Methanex, Ultramar and Sidanco are also among the multitudes of oil companies who want a piece of the Iraqi oil pie. If Bush is being lobbied by the oil men, then these companies are most certainly involved. You'd be surprised where they come from...it's not the US...  <img src...

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by Rai
Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Hiring Bankruptcy Lawyers
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

RE: Airlines Hiring Bankruptcy Lawyers

If there is a war with Iraq, I think some of these airlines will be putting these bankruptcy lawyers to use.

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by Rai
Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For ORD?
Replies: 30
Views: 3138

RE: What's Next For ORD?

End of November 2001. After 9.11, ANA combined the ORD and IAD routes into one daily IAD-ORD-NRT service. That didn't last long, only one month, and IAD-NRT went back to non-stop.

And they dropped ORD?

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by Rai
Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For ORD?
Replies: 30
Views: 3138

RE: What's Next For ORD?

When did ANA leave ORD?

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Cuts European Service
Replies: 40
Views: 5033

RE: UAL Cuts European Service

I'm surprised they don't cut their Latin American routes...they probably lose more money.

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greedy Bush Only Wants Oil Blah Blah Blah...
Replies: 49
Views: 4739

RE: Greedy Bush Only Wants Oil Blah Blah Blah...

I would also like to add that if there is ANY oil company I would work for, it would be TotalFinaElf. They've been reaping profits and that will only grow since they're so adaptable to any situation.

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greedy Bush Only Wants Oil Blah Blah Blah...
Replies: 49
Views: 4739

RE: Greedy Bush Only Wants Oil Blah Blah Blah...

I don't blame the French at all. They're only doing what's best for their self-interests, like everyone else. BUT what I don't like is when people who pursue their own self-interests chastise others for the same practice. It's hypocritical.

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

Jeremy: I never said <b>all</b> Torontonians were arrogant. My sister lives there and she's a very pleasant person and I met some cool people when I lived there. However, I do find a prevailing attitude of "I'm better than you" over there. That's why I say "Toronto's arrogance". It doesn't mean that...

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Leaving A.Net
Replies: 68
Views: 5583

RE: I Am Leaving A.Net

<i>The prohibited tariffs the US has passed is to protect American Interests. These interests in this example include the lumber industry of the American Northwest such as Oregon and Washington. America's job is to protect the rights of the American Companies and the American workers in that region....

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

Mark, have you ever been to Calgary?

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by Rai
Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

Skywatcher: What province are you from? I grew up in Alberta. Sure, oil is a major factor in the province’s wealth, but its economy is diversifying pretty quickly. Alberta’s success is not just about oil, but also an entrepreneurial spirit. I’m sorry if socialist Quebec, arrogant Toronto, bitter and...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Birthday Australia
Replies: 80
Views: 6650

RE: Happy Birthday Australia

I'll add my well-wishings as well. I've never been to Oz, but I am absolutely dying to go. Happy birthday to you guys. I love Fosters, BTW.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Great ads. Just curious, what's what's with the: "Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!"

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leave The Military Alone!
Replies: 41
Views: 3237

RE: Leave The Military Alone!

<I>1) Those people who have actually thought carefully about the issues, and have specific set of reasoned arguments on why a war should not be fought in this particular case. 2) Those who have not thought about it at all, but are simply against war in any way, shape or form. To them ANY solution (i...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

<i>I would encourage all those people who don't like the way the Liberals are running the country to seriously consider the PC Party of Canada and it's potential leadership candidates as the solution to the ills of the government. With a new, dynamic leader the PCs can rebuild the country after 10 y...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

Turned into a somewhat political discussion. Nice. I voted Liberal in 1993 only because I thought the PC's slander campaign ("is this the face of a leader") was disgusting and I didn't like <i>Kim!</i>. That was the first and last time I voted Liberal and I regret it. In '97, I voted for the Reform ...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Leaving A.Net
Replies: 68
Views: 5583

RE: I Am Leaving A.Net

Freedom of speech should be banned with immediate effect.

This is a privately owned website. There is no such thing as freedom of speech here.

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funny Political Cartoons
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

RE: Funny Political Cartoons

<img src="http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/bertrams.gif"> <img src="http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/molina.gif"> <img src="http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/petar.gif"> <img src="http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/paresh.gif"> <img src="http://cagle.slate.msn.co...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funny Political Cartoons
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

RE: Funny Political Cartoons

This is classic:

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funny Political Cartoons
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

RE: Funny Political Cartoons

Surprised? I am no fan of Kim Jong-il! Besides, my politics are usually right-wing. Here are some more: <img src= "http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/cagle00.gif"> <img src= "http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/parker.gif"> <img src= "http://cagle.slate.msn.com/comics/updating/fairrin...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funny Political Cartoons
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

Funny Political Cartoons

Can you guys find any from your respective countries? I'd like to see some concerning leaders from other places like in Europe, Asia, Oz or Canada. Here are some I found... <img src= "http://cagle.slate.msn.com/news/NorthKoreaBomb/NorthKorea/breen.gif"> <img src= "http://cagle.slate.msn.com/news/Nor...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

<i>Well let's not speak of the hicks in Alberta... then come to Montreal and go nuts.... as usual, like every other people from North America that "talk" for a past time about how great they are...</i> Hicks in Alberta? Have you ever been there, Mark? It's by far the richest province in the country....

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saddams Son Says War Will Make 9.11 A Picnic
Replies: 67
Views: 3906

RE: Saddams Son Says War Will Make 9.11 A Picnic

BA: I think JET was being sarcastic. You're too emotional...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Leaving A.Net
Replies: 68
Views: 5583

RE: I Am Leaving A.Net

Lance: I like the way you present your arguments. I have noticed that they are clear, concise, well-written and extremely thoughtful (as only a fellow Southerner would  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up">). You present the “other side” in a way that’s bereft of...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Adds Windsor
Replies: 108
Views: 9092

RE: Westjet Adds Windsor

The liberals are destroying this country...something needs to be done...end of rant.

Finally, you guys see the light! I've been saying that for years, but nobody listens. One of the many, many reasons I moved away from Canada. I truly hope there are more people like you up there.

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Leaving A.Net
Replies: 68
Views: 5583

RE: I Am Leaving A.Net

<i>So you're saying everyone should tow the American line now?</i> No, we should tow the Canadian line.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/yeahsure.gif" ALT="Yeah sure">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/yeahsure.gif" ALT="Yeah sure"> It's a shame. Boeing in pdx is one of the original A.net f...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

That's close to Apkujeong? I LOVE that area!! I stayed a loooong time in Haewa. It's around the old university on the North side of the city. I also have friends who live in Yeoinaru (across the street from 63!). My best friend is originally from the area around COEX.

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

Manni: fair enough. But you make it sound like it's the gospel. By the way, where in Korea is your wife from?

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Al-Qaeda Attack Foiled In Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

RE: Major Al-Qaeda Attack Foiled In Spain

Of course it is, Clovis. That's why they're targeting European civilians now. But like I said before, good job by the Spanish police who seem to be way on top of things. Spain and Europe are now a little bit safer with the arrests of these scum.

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Al-Qaeda Attack Foiled In Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Major Al-Qaeda Attack Foiled In Spain

I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to the Spanish terrorist police for foiling a major terrorist plot that would have been conducted in Europe. According to the BBC, al-Qaeda operatives were planning a major terrorist strike in Spain and other European centers, possibly using the dead...

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by Rai
Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

<i>True true Rai, but from my own experience I can say that from the moment they find out that you're not American (my apologise if I hurt your feelings) it's all fine. </i> Bullshit...because I said I was Greek and the reaction didn't change. It's not just Americans, Manni...as much as you'd like i...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rubber Ducky Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2709

RE: Rubber Ducky Anyone?

I thought this might be appropriate...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

<i>I don't have a car, rather a motorbike</i> Hot Rod!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smokin.gif" ALT="Smokin cool"> <i>The driver in this car will be dealt with in Korean courts by Korean law, a US soldier driving would not be. THAT is the issue they protest about.</i> I do not agree with th...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

I don't see how calling Asians bad drivers is racist. Generalization? Sure. Racist? You must be kidding! If I really didn't like Asians, I certainly wouldn't be living in New York, let alone Jackson Heights! If I move from this neighborhood, it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it's pr...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

I bet both you guys think you are God's gift to driving.

Not at all. I hate driving and I avoid it if I can. I'm not even a good driver, but I can recognize a bad one if I see one...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

Racist? Me? Sure. I think everyone is racist and I'm not going to deny that I'm not, but at least I'm being honest. Do I have something against Asians? No. My ex-girlfriend was Korean and most of my closest friends are of Asian decent. I go there every year. I was in Korea to go to my best friend's ...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

I lived in Astoria before moving to Jackson Heights. Both neighborhoods are essentially the same in terms of crowding, streets, shops, etc. Traffic in Jackson Heights is much worse than Astoria. Wonder why? By the way, have you ever been to Asia? If you haven't, you have no right to talk about drivi...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

One more thing...Seoul to Daejeon is about 120KM. It took me five (yes FIVE) hours to get there.

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

Yes. Queens Boulevard does have a high fatality rate. But that’s because of all the old Bags in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens who can’t cross the road quickly enough. Canal Street is even worse and it’s not because of the old people. Yeah, I know how bad Canal and the traffic that goes on there becau...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

<i>Just what is it with Asians and driving ????? Why are they so horribly bad at it ???? Once China starts having more private vehicle ownership we won't have to worry about world over population as they will surely slaughter each other in huge numbers.</i> Once again, classic! Some people here can'...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Living In Miami
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

Living In Miami

Some of you know my situation. I was laid off over the summer due to budget issues resulting from 9/11. I’ve been doing some freelance work since and it’s been on and off…lately more off and, sadly, I don’t see things improving for the next little while and the job market in my field is still fairly...

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

RE: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

Title should be "South Korean WomAn...", not "WomEn". I'm having an off-day today.  Smile But hey, at least I acknowledge my mistake!  Smile

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by Rai
Fri Jan 24, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...
Replies: 60
Views: 2609

South Korean Women Killed By US Army Vehicle...

Here is the <a href ="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2680065.stm" target=_blank>article</a>. I should also add that the woman was blind (according to the Korea Times) and that the driver went through a red light (also according to the Korea Times). Sickening, huh? Another example of those f...

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