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by cpd
Wed Feb 08, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded
Replies: 200
Views: 17874

Re: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded

The passenger really had to be a pain, I can't believe no other PAX would help stow the bag. But what if the other PAX got injured? Note the union rule someone mentioned! It's not okay for the cabin staff to get injured, but okay for the PAX to do this and get injured... Hmm... As a passenger I wou...

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by cpd
Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Earthquake in Turkey & Syria Feb. 6-7.8 level-1000's dead
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Major Earthquake in Turkey & Syria Feb. 6-7.8 level-1000's dead

Some historic landmarks are gone completely, just rubble left. It's a very bad earthquake.

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by cpd
Mon Feb 06, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas, Air France in talks over direct Australia-Paris flights
Replies: 100
Views: 14072

Re: Qantas, Air France in talks over direct Australia-Paris flights

The fastest and easiest option would be SYD-DXB-LYS then train to Geneva. If you fly to CDG you'll have to catch the train from CDG to Lyon then Lyon to Geneva. Seems I may as well just fly my existing way to Geneva with Emirates (SYD-DXB, stop overnight then DXB-GVA) then I get my transfer from Ge...

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by cpd
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas, Air France in talks over direct Australia-Paris flights
Replies: 100
Views: 14072

Re: Qantas, Air France in talks over direct Australia-Paris flights

This could sway me, but I'm normally flying Emirates. Direct flight, then Paris to Geneva on the train? Is it better than SYD-DXB-GVA though... That is a stopover but GVA is closest to my destination. The fastest and easiest option would be SYD-DXB-LYS then train to Geneva. If you fly to CDG you'll...

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by cpd
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas, Air France in talks over direct Australia-Paris flights
Replies: 100
Views: 14072

Re: Qantas, Air France in talks over direct Australia-Paris flights

This could sway me, but I'm normally flying Emirates. Direct flight, then Paris to Geneva on the train?

Is it better than SYD-DXB-GVA though... That is a stopover but GVA is closest to my destination.

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by cpd
Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 164
Views: 10793

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

Why missiles? Wouldnt make it more sense to use guns? Wasn't it up at 80,000ft, or was it only 35,000ft? Can the F22 reliably get to 80,000ft (if the balloon was that high), or is it just a ballistic zoom climb then down it goes again once it gets there? I do remember the SAAB Viggen did go higher ...

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by cpd
Sat Feb 04, 2023 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892384

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Aren't the Polish Mig-29s ex-Luftwaffe ones and therefore they would need German government approval to send them to the Ukraine. Some are, not all though. Which are ex-Soviet, so how far back along the line do you go with this government approval needed? Just deliver them if they are needed… They ...

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by cpd
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892384

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

TheSonntag wrote:
Aren't the Polish Mig-29s ex-Luftwaffe ones and therefore they would need German government approval to send them to the Ukraine.

Some are, not all though.


Which are ex-Soviet, so how far back along the line do you go with this government approval needed?

Just deliver them if they are needed…

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by cpd
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 243
Views: 6407

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

I would like to see more EV's as buses, small to medium commercial vehicles, especially mail, package and freight delivery, in cities and suburban areas. The limited range needed, easier supporting recharging infrastructure, overall reduction in air pollution, slow speeds, stop/go driving condition...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 243
Views: 6407

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/electric-vehicles-made-up-10-of-all-new-cars-sold-last-year-11673876862?mod=dist_amp_social And this was without the sub-20k car that would be announced by Musk on Investor Day 1st March 2023. That will drive nails in many a company. Add to that Musk announcements ...

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by cpd
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi Husband Attack Video
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

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: 29
Views: 1558

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: 12008
Views: 892384

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: 30
Views: 3215

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: 782
Views: 90256

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: 3078

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: 3078

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: 3078

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: 1099

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: 12008
Views: 892384

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: 2699

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: 2699

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: 1287

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: 720
Views: 74575

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: 2699

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: 1714

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: 1714

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: 720
Views: 74575

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: 720
Views: 74575

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: 2728

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: 1378

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: 1714

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: 2179

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: 720
Views: 74575

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: 720
Views: 74575

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: 2375

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: 3462

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: 13359

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: 782
Views: 90256

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: 1695

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: 2375

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: 1009

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: 2575

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: 1009

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: 6563

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: 1695

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: 1695

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: 7867

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: 6563

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: 1714

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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