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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 43
Views: 1494

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

cpd wrote:

They were very expensive to build as well.
Not really compared to today's ships. The main cost is in the electronics and weapons.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 43
Views: 1494

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

Yet, the 16 inch guns of the USN Iowa-class had a higher rate of fire and the armor piercing shells penetrated further than the Japanese 18.1 inch.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 61
Views: 2629

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

The big question to be answered is around Prince Andrew. I suspect he was more involved than we know, and he has basically lawyered up and stopped talking. Will Maxwell rat him out? And who will Maxwell rat out to save her own ass? That was sorta my point. The powers to be have destroyed all the ev...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 61
Views: 2629

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

If Trump wan't involved she will receive maximum security (much more so than Epstein). If he was involved, she's a goner. Sub Clinton for Trump above and it's a bit more accurate. With both Clinton AND Trump it will be absolutely accurate. Yep. That's the reason that neither the GOP or Dems made mu...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 43
Views: 1494

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

What was kind of strange about the Japanese, was that even though they studied the RN Taranto raid, and copied it to attack Pearl Harbor, they still wanted the decisive surface engagement to settle things.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

... in 2016 I visited a gun fair in Florida - I could have bought a gun from any of the stall holders there without showing so much as an ID. No background check, private sale, cash taken.. Not true. All Florida Gun Shows have the same requirements as a gun shop, You still need a background check, ...

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by johns624
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

moo wrote:
I visited a gun fair in Florida - I could have bought a gun from any of the stall holders there without showing so much as an ID. No background check, private sale, cash taken.

Congratulations, you would have been a felon!

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by johns624
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Please do some research before you post. Most firearms sales are regulated by the federal government. This includes all sales, both new and used, by any licensee (dealer). States can make stricter laws than the federal ones, but not more lenient. Counties really have nothing to do with it. Ive done...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

The gun culture in the US tho seems to be on an entirely different level to that even of Australia - to some, they are almost religious icons and changing that view in anything less than a generation is going to be nearly impossible. Like I've stated before, most gun owners in the US are not part o...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Gun control discussion in the US is a pointless task - it will literally solve nothing, because for far too long many states and counties have allowed unregulated, unrestricted firearm sales and ownership, and those guns are now untraceable. Please do some research before you post. Most firearms sa...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: Paper Straws

bananaboy wrote:
johns624 wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
During my last cruise with NCL, their Starbucks store offered paper straws.
Starbucks? All of our NCL cruises had Lavazza coffee.



From memory Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore have a Starbucks store.
Okay. I've never been on their big ships, only the Star, Sun, Jewel and Pearl.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

3. If you're saying that criminals break the law to get guns, what good will more laws do? What you are claiming means no laws should be made. Because why make any if people break them. Seriously how can you state that without just not thinking about what you are saying or meaning. The reality is t...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The Astoria is significant because it is the ship that collided with and sank the Andrea Doria, is the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in existence, last surviving former SAL liner, and the only SAL ship built in Sweden. It's significant to you, but you are a very, very, very small minority. ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 43
Views: 1494

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-400-class_submarine

Only in size, and as we all know, size isn't everything...
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889091 wrote:
These subs from the Japanese were ahead of its time

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-400-class_submarine

Only in size, and as we all know, size isn't everything...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The Astoria is significant because it is the ship that collided with and sank the Andrea Doria, is the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in existence, last surviving former SAL liner, and the only SAL ship built in Sweden. It's significant to you, but you are a very, very, very small minority. ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

There are shootings every day in the United States. Not just Chicago. Shootings happen in Reno and Salt Lake and Dallas as well. Singling out Chicago is wrong. Also, yes, there are those gun safety measure in place, but they are not used in places like Texas and Indiana because "big gub'mint i...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 43
Views: 1494

Re: Not aviation but military

The Germans got the most press because of the Battle of the Atlantic. Yet, the USN subs strangled Japan's industrial capacity to a much greater degree than the U-boats did Britain's. The British and Japanese subs don't really enter into the equation when you consider results.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

Japan has a Top 5 navy and air force. Look at the history between Japan and China. I believe that China both hates and fears Japan.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

par13del wrote:
if it is a non-USA or Russian ship in Chinese waters, what do you think the odds are that China will either fire or ram the vessel?
I bet the Japanese could get away with it, too.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: Paper Straws

einsteinboricua wrote:
During my last cruise with NCL, their Starbucks store offered paper straws.
Starbucks? All of our NCL cruises had Lavazza coffee.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Saving an old ship is almost always a money losing proposition. Sometimes it is worth the cost. But you need your $$$ lined up in a row. I have known, know, and have seen more than a couple boats out my windows for which there are high hopes. I don't think they will be realized. Are you familiar wi...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

There is no way to have a discussion about firearms control. Even if "we need to enforce current laws" is done, Republicans complain that "you are taking away our 2A rights!" even though they are the ones demanding current laws be enforced! Also, Chicago has zero to do with mass...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

I'll ask this to any poster on A.net that carries a firearm, will you allow just anyone to carry a weapon around you or go hunting with you? Or do you have to know them and how they are with a weapon? Aren't there people you would not want to be around when they have a weapon or go hunting with you...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Tugger wrote:
basically any "good" person that wants to can buy a gun from numerous sources.

Tugg
Then he isn't a "good person", is he?

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by johns624
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1061

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Would it be possible to tow a 53 foot semi trailer with a RAM 3500 or Ford F450 across the yard though? Trucking companies don't have pickup truck chassis. As others have said, they have yard tractors...look it up. They have several advantages over a RAM. They have elevating 5th wheels, which means...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

ArchGuy1, have you ever been on a cruise?

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by johns624
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Gun sales have never been higher. You can forget about gun control. With the discussion over "defunding the police," regular people will need far more guns than they previously did. I bought my first gun a couple of weeks ago and just passed my CCW class last week. It was packed out. The ...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Historic Route 66 Hotel in Oklahoma Destroyed by Fire
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Historic Route 66 Hotel in Oklahoma Destroyed by Fire

They can always transport an old, retired ocean liner or cruiseship there to create a new tourist attraction and hotel. With the height from keel to mask, they might even be able to build and observation deck on top. Did I cover all the bases?

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by johns624
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

The Constitution would have to be amended. Under article 2 we have a right to bear arms, and it shall not be infringed. Changing that will never ever happen. As it is now we have too many controls on fire arms. This is why we need to ensure we keep elected officials in place that have vowed to keep...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

Guns need to be registered and permitted, and all private sales registered. Far too many idiots are buying them these days. Bump stocks and large magazine sales need to be restricted. All the Gun Manufacturer's are benefiting from and enabling the misinformation feeding into the misinformed folks p...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

In the 1990's, Cunard proposed a dual purpose ocean liner/cruise ship that would have reached 40 knots and replaced QE2 on the transatlantic run. It would have taken the Blue Ribbon from the SS United States and would have become an iconic peice of maritime history. What are your thoughts on this p...

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by johns624
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 70
Views: 2240

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

LabQuest wrote:
I think they should just enforce the current laws that we have.

Nothing short of complete confiscation will stop mass shooters from doing what they do. Most of them have already violated many gun regulations before they even pulled the trigger.

+1

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by johns624
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1157

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

c933103 wrote:
Difference between each of them are greater than e.g. the difference between a White man and a Latino man.
Caucasian is a race. Latino is an ethnicity. You can be both, one or the other, or neither. Quit while you're behind.

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by johns624
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1157

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

c933103 wrote:
I would say it'd be more meaningful to group them according to e.g. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.
And that is what some act in the United States, like AB1726, are trying to do.
Those would be nationalities, not races.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Was the Queen Mary very popular in the 1970's and 1980's though?
I don't know and what happened 40-50 years ago has no bearing on her today. Think of all the famous Las Vegas casinos from 50 years. Most of them are gone.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1157

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

c933103 wrote:
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"Asian" isn't even a race. It's just a label being used conveniently for race politics in America
Yet you title the thread "Asian American".

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by johns624
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The Queen Mary is actually a money maker and a gold mine for Long Beach, but conversion work was not done properly and there has been so much mismanagement and deferred maintenance, along with money being squandered that a 2017 marine survey estimates $289 million in repairs are needed. This is a v...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

Was she a doctor or a nurse?
I'm sure the captain knew all about it.
Why would that one incident turn your family vacation into a "nightmare"?

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by johns624
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The delivery for the Spirit of Adventure has been delayed and the ship will not debut in August as originally planned. This is due to social distancing measures and reduced workers capacity at the Meyer-Werfit Shipyard in Germany that was imposed by COVID-19. Just the latest in a series of delays f...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL...SYD
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: DL...SYD

Yes, they are keeping it. DL is buying two refurbished KC135s from the MI ANG and stationing them at HNL. They are also adding refueling probes for midair refuelings to the 359s. That way, they can carry a full load of passengers and "meaningful" cargo on the run.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4284

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

flyingturtle wrote:

Trump controls the GOP, and the GOP controls Graham, Grassley, Cotton, Graham and McTurtleface. They have been bribed into never saying anything against the Dear Leader.
I agree, although I would substitute "blackmailed" for "bribed".

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by johns624
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 39
Views: 9260

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

In terms of flying the 350 vs say 777 for these charters, my guess would be that marginal costs are lower, hence the frame choice. Agreed. All things equal (yes, that’s an ‘if’), the A350 has a lower fuel burn per seat-mile than the planes used by the usual charter companies. In normal times, Delta...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Which is precisely why these "xxx ship should be preserved as a museum" posts need to stop. Oh I agree. What boggles my mind is that I live near an area with several museum ships, one of which is arguably the most famous in the U.S. Navy. They've all got a pretty distinguished service his...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air UN livery
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Xiamen Air UN livery

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Xiamen- ... AX/6069799
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Did anyone else catch the irony of a new Xiamen B737 Max painted in a scheme supporting the UN? You know, the same UN that WHO is a part of and the Chinese ignored working with when the Covid-19 outbreak first started?
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Xiamen- ... AX/6069799

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by johns624
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Coping with Loss

When my Mom was in assisted living, I made sure to hug her and tell her I loved her on every visit, which was about every other day.

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by johns624
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 19109

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Two ships that did not end up getting preserved due to a political affair rather than a question of money were the Maxim Gorky and Kungsholm (1966). In both instances incompetent politicians blocked the proposals for use as a hotel and museum ship in Hamburg and Gothenburg respectively. The financi...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 80
Views: 3795

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Correct. Unfortunately in the US, this pandemic was politicized from day one, and some people are unable and/or unwilling to see it as a public health issue rather than a political issue. Correct, but I'd say it was politicized from Day One by the Chinese. They didn't want to lose face so they down...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13777

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

There you go, thinking that everyone else should live according to your standards! (sarcasm)

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by johns624
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aiports in Europe - after COVID
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Busiest aiports in Europe - after COVID

When it all shakes out, the largest airports in the future will be the same as the largest airports before COVID-19.

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