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by johns624
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

1337Delta764 wrote:
The Schlage we bought is the same style as our existing handleset (Camelot in Aged Bronze).
Is Bronze the new Pink?

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

Hypothetically speaking, there are eight countries that will bar entry to a US citizen with a DUI conviction on their record. However, Canada is the only one where that ever actually happens. The reason for this is that Canada has access to the US' NCIC database since a little after 9/11, owing to ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

I carry my house key on the same ring as the fob for my car. How hard is it? People always look for convoluted solutions to simple problems.

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

1337Delta764 wrote:

Most residential smart locks are battery-powered. Our Schlage Encode does have a key backup.
You just said upthread that you didn't have your keys with you. The question is, why not?

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[ In our modern liberal western view, looking back, you are certainly right. But at a time when UK and France had forcefully subjugated half of the world, I fail to see how Germany inviding Poland is any different. Best regards, Jonas It's different because, as we have been reminded for centuries, ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not inconvenient at all, but I observe some double standards over here. Of course its a double standard. Why are we asking the West to fight a 21st century war when we are giving the Russian a pass for fighting a 20th century war. (How Russians see their army, Russian propaganda in the net). Speaki...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Here's the nuance that you don't seem to get. Germany and now Russia are the aggressors who started the war. Great Britain didn't just bomb cities on a whim. They were attacked. Not that I fault them, but it was the UK and France that declared war on Germany. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declara...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Social allows advocation violence toward DoJ, FBI
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Truth Social allows advocation violence toward DoJ, FBI

This is the break-up of a polity in real time. No doubt that when a democratic party figure is under investigation in the future, the validity of the whole justice system will be questioned again, by democrats, just as republicans do now. The election system has already been poisoned. Before that t...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

ACDC8 wrote:
Nope, good ol' key and a pin and tumbler lock does the job just fine.
Same here. I always have my keys with me. Just one more thing for batteries to go dead in.

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The funny thing about entering Australia and getting pulled aside for questioning is that it happened twice. We flew into SYD for our cruise and got there during the 7am international flights rush. I was interviewed and we were sent on our way. Two weeks later, we flew back into SYD from AKL. I was ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Oh dear, that's an inconvenient truth. That's the best kind! :D Not inconvenient at all, but I observe some double standards over here. We are condemning the Russian attacks on cities like Mariupol and others for obvious reasons, just as has been done with targeting cities by the Luftwaffe” as ment...

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by johns624
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

No, I meant her ability to travel to other countries apart from Russia. For example the UK: https://unlock.org.uk/advice/travelling-uk/#:~:text=Applicants%20for%20entry%20clearance%20and,at%20least%2012%20months%20imprisonment. Paragraph 320(2) of the Rules states that an application should normall...

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by johns624
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stopping payment of a cashiers check
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Stopping payment of a cashiers check

Most used car sales are "as is". I think your niece just learned a very expensive lesson.

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by johns624
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

People have tried and their defense is always that they are "entertainment", not "news" and that no reasonable person would believe them. I guess that shows the 'reasonableness" of their viewers. So far, their defense has worked. :banghead: I get that their counsel consiste...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?

Could they use Fairbanks instead? After all Condor can make Fairbanks work from Frankfurt so there must be some market to it, and it's a way to avoid the major competition at Anchorage. What's wrong with flying DEN-FAI-HND instead of DEN-ANC-HND for example? Fairbanks isn't any better. People don't...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

People have tried and their defense is always that they are "entertainment", not "news" and that no reasonable person would believe them. I guess that shows the 'reasonableness" of their viewers. So far, their defense has worked. :banghead:

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

And other people have been arrested for the same thing, the Russian authorities don't need to make it up. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brittney-griner-american-israeli-woman-was-held-russian-prison-cannabi-rcna37938 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/07/28/marc-fogel-teacher-russ...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 111
Views: 15986

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

As Airbus found out with the original A380, it's risky building a new plane that's basically for only one airline. I think that there'd be even fewer other customers for a 380NEO than the first.

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started
Replies: 9
Views: 548

New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started

What is your opinion on many hotels not cleaning/making up rooms every day since the pandemic started? I know part of the reason was a shortage of workers and some guests didn't want possibly infected people in their rooms. I kind of like it. I can take my time in the morning without having to worry...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

These people have been talking about a revolution ever since Obama (the non-American) was elected in 2008. They preceded Trump, they just found a leader in him. They only know him from reality TV on The Apprentice. Luckily, 99.9% are fat, lazy old blowhards who won't/can't get out of their recliners...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The perp's social media trail shows he was completely manic about defending Trump and 'tyranny'. Other MAGA were disagreeing with his calls to violence https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/1557853406055636992?s=20&t=Z8blulppxl384BfWI8u5zw https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/155785765470103...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

scbriml wrote:
johns624 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
“Bomber” Harris: responsible for killing tens of thousands civilians which didn’t end the war earlier….
...and helped to liberate the Netherlands.


Oh dear, that's an inconvenient truth.
That's the best kind! :D

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's. Just. Epic. I almost feel sorry for those crying women having to go back to Russia, or the one crying on Twitter because her holiday got cancelled after she filmed herself abusing Ukrainians in Salzburg. Then I think about Ukrainian POWs being butchered and Ukrainian civilians being slaughter...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

What's crazy is that for some many former conservatives, now Trumplican's, the more wrong doing or illegal actions the politician or favored person (such and Trump or Jones or Carlson) preaches doing, the more they support them. It's so backward from how actual conservatives and Republicans have hi...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

What I find fascinating is how they all dismiss news organizations like CNN and the WSJ, who have reporters, researchers and investigators. Yet, they believe totally sources with few if any field reporters like the gatewaypundit.com and citizenfreepress.com, who make up stories out of thin air.

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The conservatives have this same problem. Anyone who doesn't agree with their position 100% is a RINO. Every time Trump appointed a new Cabinet member, all the Trumpers extolled how great they were --Tillerson, Mattis, etc. The moment they quit (abandoned) the administration or were fired, they were...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Turkish Air Force
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Future of the Turkish Air Force

Right now Turkey has 48 upgraded F-4s and 245 F-16C/D. None of this is what the kids call "modern". Turkey wanted F-35s, was approved for F-35s, and then un-approved because they bought Russian missiles. Turkey has requested 40 new F-16s and 80 F-16 upgrade kits. The white house has unoff...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I am realizing that Trump is a cult leader now. And his followers have become a cult, have made him that. It is so sad and strange to watch. They truly suffer Trump derangement syndrome. Tugg My brother works for a company that has a setup like "The Office" He works in the corporate area ...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Turkish Air Force
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Future of the Turkish Air Force

If the US is willing to sell them F16s, why would they stop the sale of other planes just because of US engines?
On a sidenote, I wonder if any Western eyes have checked out the Turkish S400 SAMs? Maybe they are giving the Ukes information on their capabilities.

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by johns624
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Man, this guy must be a serious threat to the dems for them to constantly go after him. Or he did something illegal and is a criminal, being pursued as any criminal is. ... Nah! (But but but what about Hillary?) Tugg You forgot Hunter, too! Let's see--somebody's father holds a very high office in g...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Warms my heart...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

There are tens of millions of Americans who live within 2-300 miles of Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean. You are correct. That is why the Caribbean is by far the largest cruise market in the world. Just because most Americans don't go to Europe or Asia, doesn't mean that they haven't traveled to other...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 226
Views: 11670

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I was just on a "gun forum" and a few members opined that they didn't understand why the Secret Service didn't "defend" the property. They obviously don't know what their job is.

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by johns624
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eminent historian David McCullough has died
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Eminent historian David McCullough has died

I first read him 50+ years ago when my parents bought the Readers Digest Condensed Edition of The Johnstown Flood. I still have a copy of the full version on my bookshelf. I've since also read his books about the building of both the Panama Canal and the Brooklyn Bridge. Not only was he a good histo...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2540

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

if the pilots are at fault! i hope that air france has sent its fleet back to flight simulators! and I pray not to have the 2 pilots! what happens to the pilots who are under investigation? are they allowed to fly together again? All you have to do is look at the literally thousands of flights comp...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6989

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

par13del wrote:
it would make the numbers more skewed to China showing how soon Taiwan will be bought back into the fold without a single shot being fired.
You might want to check out the trade figures between Russia and Ukraine pre-2014. How's that peaceful reunification going?

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6989

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

I think Pelosi visited to make the explicit point that China cannot dictate recognition and interaction with Taiwan by other nations. And the need to do that is verified by the Chinese response to her visit. So the fact that China has already gotten basically the entire world to recognize One China...

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I've always wondered about Russia continually bragging about their new super weapons. If they are that good, you don't talk about them. I'm sure the US has "something" that replaced the SR71. Damned if anyone without a "need to know" knows what it is. It's almost like the Russia...

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I've always wondered about Russia continually bragging about their new super weapons. :rotfl: Before the war, the bragging would help sell there "non-super weapons". Now that we all see their capabilities, not sure if it's worth the bragging any more. bt I wasn't speaking so much of their...

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flooding in Kentucky
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Flooding in Kentucky

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Well, they were prepared. After all, Noah's Ark is in Kentucky...
https://arkencounter.com/

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I've always wondered about Russia continually bragging about their new super weapons. If they are that good, you don't talk about them. I'm sure the US has "something" that replaced the SR71. Damned if anyone without a "need to know" knows what it is. It's almost like the Russian...

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant DL DTW cut?
Replies: 237
Views: 30105

Re: Significant DL DTW cut?

It seems to me like DL is only going to serve underperforming small markets from the hub closest to it and maybe ATL. That makes sense. With shorter flights, you get more turnarounds on the RJs per day.

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by johns624
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7172
Views: 497904

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Official Russian sources are increasingly claiming they are in Ukraine to defend against NATO, some extending that to claiming that NATO are directly involved militarily, not just with material and intelligence assistance. If this were true, the war would've been over long ago. A half dozen NATO ar...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6989

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

I think Pelosi visited to make the explicit point that China cannot dictate recognition and interaction with Taiwan by other nations. And the need to do that is verified by the Chinese response to her visit. You could think of it as a freedom of navigation exercise, same as we conduct in the South ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

ReverseFlow wrote:
So part of the citizenship is that the US government might intervene for you regardless what's happened - which is the case here.
I don't think the US has much pull with the Russian government right now.

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by johns624
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5275

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The vast majority of democratic nations have freedoms on part with, or exceeding those of, the US. However, the vast majority of people from those countries also knows that what goes in their country does not necessarily go in other countries. But, then again, they’ve probably also seen more than j...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2540

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

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The OP was terrified several months ago when he had to fly on an A350. It seems to be a regular occurrence.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1468793&p=23109889#p23109889

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by johns624
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

The key to any war over Taiwan is not to defeat them on the ground but to destroy their transport before they get to Taiwan.

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by johns624
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

My non expert opinion is that the first US assets to get involved will not be the surface ships. They will be the submarines. The US surface ships will be busy escorting resupply ships to Taiwan until the US is mobilized enough to send reinforcement, which would take some time considering all the i...

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