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by cpd
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi Husband Attack Video
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Pelosi Husband Attack Video

Sick, twisted psycho, radicalized by the internet. He's sorry he didn't kill more, he "spent all of his time uncovering their corruption on the internet until they shut [him] down." Lots of lines about tyranny and he's one step away from saying "water the tree of liberty with their b...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

Still have an old iPhone. It’s enough and I’ll keep it going for as long as possible. Work phone is an iPhone 13 which is very good so far so I’d definitely look at one of those if I need to replace the old phone. Otherwise it just gets crazy (expensive) replacing phones just to stay with the latest...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11847
Views: 877323

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/krieg-in-der-ukraine-80-kampfpanzer-sollen-aus-europa-geliefert-werden-a-512428ea-fbf2-44a9-8cee-e8598f821bfa Some more background information: Der Spiegel reports Europe will send up to 80 tanks. One Batallion will consist of German, Dutch and Spanish Leo...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 29
Views: 2981

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

Because of this you end up navigating to the wrong place endlessly on mobile browsers. Just then - instead of going to forum index, I end up on login to view a user profile I have no interest in. Waste of time and bandwidth of mobile. Site owners don’t even care. They were told the fix (and what fil...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 755
Views: 85202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Unless it really wants to add a flight in what is the curfew period at SYD, I am not sure I see the need for them to fly into SWZ. SYD will still have capacity during the operating hours and will likely have more availability when SWZ opens. As for next steps, the only market I see them potentially...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

Three waters has been a mess but that's hardly a damming indictment. She led Labor through some pretty bumpy unexpected disasters like Covid and the largest mass murder in NZ history. Overall the economy is solid with problems that are endemic in the OECD and not NZ specific. She has put up not jus...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

Good! She's NZ's version of "Wonderboy" Justin Trudeau. Their style of woke politics are hurting New Zealand and my own (Canada). Proof for that assertion if NZ is not your country? Unless you are living there? What exactly has she done to you? By the way, this woke nonsense term has to d...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

Title says it all. PM Jacinda Arden will not seek re-election and will leave office next month. She says she is exhausted. Didn’t see that one coming. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/jacinda-ardern-quits-as-prime-minister-labour-must-decide-on-new-leader/N64AC3RI65DNDAOG55Z6GHGU4Y/ Prominent...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4Yr old seen waving a gun.
Replies: 31
Views: 1058

Re: 4Yr old seen waving a gun.

readytotaxi wrote:
At this rate they are going to be coming out of the womb clutching a pistol.


Would that be considered "indoctrination"?

They are starting them early at least. Whatever.

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by cpd
Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11847
Views: 877323

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think part of the German reluctance to send their own tanks is that they now realize that they've let things get so bad that they won't have enough if they need them. What possible use does German have, or might have in the mid- to near future, for tanks. Short of a Klingon invasion, their only p...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2605

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

I don't know what the latest ones are like, but my ceramic induction cooktop (5 hobs) from around 2016 I think it was is still excellent. It wasn't that expensive to be honest. It doesn't generate as much heat in the kitchen as the old electric stove did and the elements don't get red hot so it's m...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2605

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

I've heard the professional induction units are significantly faster and cheaper to run than gas. Unfortunately, most people are used to old induction cook tops, coil burners in apartments, etc., so don't put much stake in the technology. If you use a 3-4 year old, entry-market induction top, you p...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1243

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

Is switching over Win 10.Win11 as seamless/bug free as is claimed? I also pay for 365 which includes the whole package of common programs, plus I think a little more security. The later is about a hundred a year. I did the upgrade on my Mac Pro tower from windows 10 workstation version to 11 workst...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 687
Views: 72214

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The post above questions the validity of the AUKUS alliance. Especially if it's just to dump old submarines onto someone else. That someone else probably doesn't want them either because they are old. Australia should have got its own nuclear capability a long time ago back when everyone else was r...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2605

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

I wish that NYPost site wouldn’t hijack my back button. :mad: I don’t care about the spammy adverts it has.

I don’t have a gas stove and it causes no dramas. I love the electric ceramic induction cooktop I have. Very fast and simple.

You can boil a big pot of water with it so fast.

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by cpd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

Your link doesn’t say anything about his death. The link was in reference to a Royal Commission (a years long official inquiry) into Child Sexual Abuse in Australian Institution, primarily the Catholic Church. It was not a criminal trial but overseen by types like lawyers and judges. It found the r...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

Hot off the heels of Ratzinger’s passing is the news another prominent Catholic leader George Pell, up to his neck in the child sexual abuse scandals, has just passed away. In Australia there’s not too much sadness at his passing…… https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/07/george-pell-...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 687
Views: 72214

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The post above questions the validity of the AUKUS alliance. Especially if it's just to dump old submarines onto someone else. That someone else probably doesn't want them either because they are old. Australia should have got its own nuclear capability a long time ago back when everyone else was ru...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 687
Views: 72214

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

More American support for the submarines: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/aukus-can-lift-all-boats-us-politicians-rally-behind-pact-in-letter-to-biden-20230111-p5cbqb.html (open in private window) https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/hub/media/tearout-excerpt/13075/AUKUS-letter.pdf 9 members o...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

My country is in the same predicament- too much development is car dependent and with so many cars on the road the traffic is horrendous and so people spend sometimes 3 hours per day in traffic commuting to and from work. It’s not sustainable, but public transport (especially trains) is evil sociali...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dassault Mirage IV Documentary/Information
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: Dassault Mirage IV Documentary/Information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXlvjVMlrnc


Thanks - I had not realised it was quite so large.
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GDB wrote:
Just put up by this excellent channel, a good primer on this fascinating aircraft;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXlvjVMlrnc


Thanks - I had not realised it was quite so large.

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by cpd
Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

From what I understand he was extremely smart with the theory and also understanding of languages.

But yes, I far prefer Pope Francis and his seemingly uncomplicated and down to earth ways of dealing with people. He just seems more in touch with ordinary people.

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by cpd
Sun Jan 08, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings
Replies: 35
Views: 2136

Re: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings

Yes, other news outlets reporting it too.

But let's just remember that this isn't a storming, it's just a peaceful protest... yeah right.

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by cpd
Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 687
Views: 72214

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

As this thread has moved away from aviation related topics it has been moved into Non-Aviation. Good move, submarines only ever had limited flying ability and were never capable of space flight. ;) maybe that’s what is needed - a submarine that can also fly and go into space! ;) I remember making t...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 687
Views: 72214

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5cary.html

Senators don't like the idea. Can the US administration be trusted here?
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Is this submarine plan looking shaky now?

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5cary.html

Senators don't like the idea. Can the US administration be trusted here?

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by cpd
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2338

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

That would be the thing, try to get back to normal life.

It seems he is starting to improve. With his knowledge he could go into coaching or many things like that.

I don’t follow football at all but I’m hoping and fingers crossed for his recovery.

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by cpd
Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?
Replies: 20
Views: 3358

Re: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?

Here’s a trick that works on FS9, especially for longer flights. In cruise, or when you’ve received clearance for your files cruising altitude, ONCE ATC advises you to contact the next controller, reply, BUT, do NOT actually contact the next controller. This also works is FS2020, except they dont b...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13175

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

NIKV69 wrote:
Someone better do something this is going off the rails.



The solution is to wipe them out in elections so the party has no other option but to totally invent itself again.

It’s painful but it might work.

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by cpd
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 755
Views: 85202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Re 2023... My predictions: * Qantas to have some Indigenous imagery 'makeovers' (starting inside the cabin) designed by a prominent Indigenous artist ... Yawn, just jumping on the "woke" bandwagon Hmm, let's see: VH-EBU - 14/11/1995 - Nalanji Dreaming VH-OJB - 04/09/1994 - Wunala Dreaming...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Changes in 2023

Influencers do make a living. But to get it is just nonsense. Sell everything you believe in to whatever company or brand needs your influence. No thanks. I don’t like social media at all (even though I know it from my job). But some of them do make a very good living and have heaps of money which ...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2338

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

I hope he recovers from this. Not good. :(

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by cpd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ken Block has gone
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Ken Block has gone

It's sad. One of very few examples of humans who'd lived their lives to the fullest. But like the saying about old and bold pilots, these type of people rarely make old age. You can go through life doing everything safely and carefully and fate can still get you, like it did with Mr last year. I’m ...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

I’ve only ever done these once or twice, a very long time ago. Now it is done by more modern methods.

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by cpd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ken Block has gone
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Ken Block has gone

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101824436

Snowmobile accident.

It’s a shock.

I never followed his videos, found them all boring.
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https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101824436

Snowmobile accident.

It’s a shock.

I never followed his videos, found them all boring.

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by cpd
Mon Jan 02, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6456

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

44% is still some way from half of Brits and who knows how other people not in the poll might respond.

So what’s the point apart from generating a news story?

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by cpd
Mon Jan 02, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Changes in 2023

af773atmsp wrote:
World leaders realizing we're all on this planet together, so might as well try to get along.

I was hoping the pandemic would be that wake up call, but nope, they're still on the same old BS.


That yes, but sadly it’s not going to happen unless it is on their own terms.

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by cpd
Mon Jan 02, 2023 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Changes in 2023

[twoid][/twoid] Entitled? To what? I have worked for everything I have. The entitled are the Millennials who feel they don't have to get a regular job and think tik tok will get them a steady salary for posting videos of the most inane things. I mean at least have some content that is useful. Millen...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: General discussion threads vs dedicated new topic thread
Replies: 47
Views: 7733

Re: General discussion threads vs dedicated new topic thread

What about a generic North American aviation mega-topic? Lots of specific topics: The Rest of Michigan Aviation - 2023 - Posted by hOMSaR, 9 hours ago Orlando Aviation - 2023 Posted by hOMSaR, 10 hours ago Oregon Aviation - 2023 - Posted by hOMSaR, 10 hours ago New Orleans Aviation - 2023 - Posted b...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6456

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

There are more things to care about than this proverbial storm in a tea-cup.

But it won't stop the usual tabloid shock-jocks hyperventilating over it, they have to find something to rage about or their business prospects are worse.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

ACDC8 wrote:
They were mentioning yesterday that his health was declining.


When I heard Pope Francis mention it, I sort of knew that the end was close.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101813620
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Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI has passed away aged 95.

RIP. He was very frail recently.

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101813620

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by cpd
Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any plane that still uses a bulkhead projector?
Replies: 26
Views: 3608

Re: Any plane that still uses a bulkhead projector?

TUGMASTER wrote:
Last time I was on a IR 74L, THR-LHR, there was a Sony flatscreen in use. And that was 13-14 years ago.!!!!


Plasma or LCD? Was it a dedicated display unit or home TV screen adapted?

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by cpd
Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33047

Re: 2022 US Elections

He is part of the 2022 election, but, yes, this whole thing is so crazy. I was wrong: he has not stayed silent. In fact, he has said it is "liberal media's" fault he lied and "so what" and "it was resume embellishment, not lying" and every excuse but taking personal re...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New MINI Cooper Convertible ‘coming home’ to be built in the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 2628

Re: New MINI Cooper Convertible ‘coming home’ to be built in the UK

Mod says no. That’s why.

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by cpd
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New MINI Cooper Convertible ‘coming home’ to be built in the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 2628

Re: New MINI Cooper Convertible ‘coming home’ to be built in the UK

The Mini is coming back but the PM will be riding in German made Audis : https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/brexit-causes-government-ditch-jaguar-25831678 No British manufacturer can make armored limousines. Now I will correct that headline, since the only possible contender (and c...

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by cpd
Tue Dec 27, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19127

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

I imagine once holiday season ends in early January, the US Treasury will start making trouble for somebody who was involved Awful violation of sanctions. I hope whoever helped orchestrate this is punished severely. Good luck with that. It’s a disgrace! The world is so much more unsafe with this ho...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 26, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve
Replies: 74
Views: 3991

Re: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve

This is the problem with politics, too many stupid stunts and hyperbole and not enough boring but competent people in the job. Instead they all seem to be a bunch of cranks. This is an observation of modern politics in geberal, or one side or another so don’t feel the need to hot the report post but...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2432

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

There should be an online option to vote. That is one thing I hope NEVER happens. Sadly I won't be surprised if it is someday but that open the door to the capability for mass fraud events. It is very hard to be fraudulent right now (much to the chagrin of "stop the steal" believers). Bal...

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by cpd
Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Underexposed Rejection
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Underexposed Rejection

It should be possible to get it, it's just a matter to have the right lighting, after all photographed the All Blacks 777-300/ER from Air-NZ frequently. The image above is too small so I can't really help you until we can see a bigger version. It looks like standard day light conditions, not very da...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 21, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11847
Views: 877323

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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I heard it was a Gulfstream G-V
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BowlingShoeDC9 wrote:
I'm wondering if this is Zelensky's ride to Washington. It's currently over Poland heading toward Ukraine at FL270.

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae11f6


I heard it was a Gulfstream G-V

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