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by bennett123
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 53
Views: 1719

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

So if the cheapest solutions produce large environmental damage do you still use this 'cheapest' solution?.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did AA make huge mistake by prematurely retiring E-190, CRJ200, A330-300, 757-200, and 767-300ER all at once?
Replies: 18
Views: 1920

Re: Did AA make huge mistake by prematurely retiring E-190, CRJ200, A330-300, 757-200, and 767-300ER all at once?

MKIAZ wrote:
No it was a wise move. Business travel is way down and fuel prices are way up. In this environment the way to make money is pack the A320'/737's to the max for leisure destinations.


Not all leisure destinations can be flown with A320/B737.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua
Replies: 20
Views: 4092

Re: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua

Doesn't Nicaragua, as a sovereign state have the power to make it's own rules.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 112
Views: 29448

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

So do they have the right to detain you, if you are not in the US, or do they have both ways?.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 53
Views: 1719

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

It's not necessarily about lobbying for coal as it is lobbying for a reliable grid. Many power companies are looking to exit coal in the 2030-2035 time range. That's great and all but the truth is - there's been nothing of scale announced by these same companies for replacement generation. Wind and...

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by bennett123
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua
Replies: 20
Views: 4092

Re: US Airlines Not Ready To Return To Nicaragua

Are you saying it is uncompetitive because the US3 opted not to compete.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 79
Views: 2413

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

Another point, this vote affects everyone in the UK.

Should we vote as well?.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?
Replies: 71
Views: 9831

Re: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?

As a United pilot, I want to see the 175's that we own flown by our pilots. I held the same view as a regional pilot. No waivers on scope and work to make it advantageous for all parties to have us fly them. I guess the question is are you willing to have the 175s flown for say.. 2/3 of the 737 rat...

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 402
Views: 15525

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

It looks as if the committee will regret having that testimony based on hearsay and creating all of this expectation when we found out it was false directly from the Secret service. When that happens, its over. Its starting to look as if its already over. Wow, just wow. Stunning patriotism, really....

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Nazi camp guard, 101, gets five-year sentence
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Former Nazi camp guard, 101, gets five-year sentence

mad99 wrote:
First they tell him to be a guard then they prosecute him for doing his job!


Firstly he would have needed to join the SS.

In 1942 that would have meant volunteering.

You assume he could not get a transfer.

As for not knowing what was going on, he walked around with his eyes shut for three years.

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by bennett123
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 170
Views: 19323

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

People do not realise that banning or restriction do not work effectively as they forget the alternatives. A full 737 to NCE from AMS is a lot more environment friendly than those families taking their cars and drive all the way.[...] Yes, irrational gut feelings and fearful emotions dominate the w...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 170026

Re: The New FlyBE

I have booked BHX - GLA for 26th Aug and back on 28th. Just checking their website and I know they do not actually start the flights unitl the end of July but noticed that already flights are priced at over £150 each way. (i paid much less!) EasyJet on the same route and dates are now about £35 eac...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2734

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Last question, if I visited the US would I be allowed to Carry?. Last question, probably not in most states. Except for one small exception that I won't go into here, you can't even buy a gun, let alone carry it. Like Galaxy said, you have to be either a citizen or a resident alien. It's not like H...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7365

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

Parliament in recess from 21 July to 5 September, party conferences in Mid September.

Can't see anything happening before the end of September.

Also General Election January 2025. So nothing controversial in 2024.

The window of opportunity is quite narrow.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/22: Brought to you by the letter "Q"
Replies: 251
Views: 33586

Re: Irish 6/22: Brought to you by the letter "Q"

Not sure the handling agent is at fault here... Check-in from 03:15 opened on time and showing up at 02.30 goes against daa advise. Had LH asked for 02:30 they woud probally get it as LH would be one of there largest clients even with staffing issues. If your airline instructs you to turn up at 02:...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2734

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

They need to investigate this attack and not jump to conclusions.

Imprisonment of people who might be guilty of something really is the option of desperation.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2734

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Do US citizens of Iranian origin have the same right under 2A. I assume they do.

Would be interesting to see if they commit more or less acts of violence than in Norway.

Also do they have more guns per capita than other US citizens.

Last question, if I visited the US would I be allowed to Carry?.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2734

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Not an ethnic Norwegian just a foreigner with a Norwegian passport, like I will be sometime soon. So only "Aryans/Vikings" are 'real" Norwegians? If he has a Norwegian passport, then he's Norwegian. They should embrace their "melting pot" society, just like the US does. It ...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 113
Views: 31035

Re: RED Air crash in MIA?

ikramerica wrote:
Sopwith wrote:
Passengers escaping with luggage should be banned for life from flying any airline and fined at least $25000.00.

People can not be held accountable for life for instinctual actions taken during an emergency. Sorry.


Is your attitude the same in all situations where people act 'instinctively'?.

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by bennett123
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 126282

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Why would management not reverse the pay cut ? Because in management's eyes, it seems like a really good way to permanently cut costs across the company. The mistake of ground crew when accepting a pay cut, was not to have a strong clause stating "salaries will revert to 2019 levels by default...

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 113
Views: 31035

Re: RED Air crash in MIA?

Perhaps the Airport Fire Department can find a use for it.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 402
Views: 15525

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61889593

AFAIK, Brad Raffensperger is a Republican.

Rusty Bowen campaigned for Donald Trump, so presumably he is also a Republican.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61889593

AFAIK, Brad Raffensperger is a Republican.

Rusty Bowen campaigned for Donald Trump, so presumably he is also a Republican.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 402
Views: 15525

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

My opinion is that this crusade against Trump is unwarranted. These hearings (read: theatrics) are a distraction from the pitiful state of our economy—unfettered inflation (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559) and gas prices (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559), and the specter of a ...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2356

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

Is there anything stopping countries who are in NATO supporting Sweden and Finland, but not with their NATO hats on.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 158
Views: 14648

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

The Carnival Sensation arrived in Aliaga for scrapping in early April 2022 after sailing for 29 years. This is a ship that had 15 years of life left, much of it with a secondhand or thirdhand line. I also see this ship as one that had some value as a hotel and museum ship. https://cruiseradio.net/c...

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by bennett123
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12653

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

All TRANSFER passengers, who depart from 'trusted' security airports, do not require security checks at AMS and can transfer at their leisure. Good, so there we have the first measure we can take: no more connecting passenger to/from 'untrutsted' destinations, as that uses security capacity. AMS sh...

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by bennett123
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3191

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Personally I am glad I live in a country where most of the people I will meet, (even the Police) are not armed.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20450

Re: AA to end service at TOL

How about a bus service from Detroit to Toledo via DTW and TOL.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 6484

Re: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW

'In a statement the company said: "The agent was at the gate within one minute of the aircraft parking on its stand, and the incident itself only happened 10 minutes after the aircraft landed'.

Assuming we take this at face value, is 10 minutes or less really too long to wait.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 114
Views: 17744

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters? They will create a vacuum and Tesla will fill it with an electric VTOL aircraft. It will not only perform these short airline routes but will provide an air taxi service across large cities. All of the short 500nm routes performed...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 114
Views: 17744

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

Seems to me there are three options; 1. Passengers bite the bullet and accept turboprop. 2. Airlines operate Jets. Passengers can pay the fares or walk. 3. Operate Jets from hubs/focus cities. They get to them by buses/coaches operated by the airlines /airports or their partner companies. Alternativ...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 112
Views: 29448

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

As Venezuela doesn't have much recent experience operatings 747s I think it's pretty normal Mahan Air sent some flight and cargo handling crew along with the aircraft, probably even demanded by the insurance company. I think nothing extraordinary happening here. There is nothing normal about Mahan ...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 112
Views: 29448

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

Not clear how the Iranians can leave if the Argentine authorities have taken their passports.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 158
Views: 14648

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

I am thinking about a Norwegian Fjords cruise on the Iona.

Has anyone done this cruise or have experience of the Iona.

A ship with 5,000 passengers and 184,000 tons sounds more like a smallish town rather than a ship.

Is it's size a problem, given that most of the journey is not In the open sea?.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle

Not clear how the insurance policy covers this.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7365

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

Don't get me wrong, all of these shootings are tragic and any lose of life sucks, but the media is portraying the problem as bigger than it is. Guns have now become the biggest cause of death in US children. https://www.npr.org/2022/04/22/1094364930/firearms-leading-cause-of-death-in-children If yo...

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair forcing South Africans to do Afrikaans tests to prove passports are real
Replies: 116
Views: 14419

Re: Ryanair forcing South Africans to do Afrikaans tests to prove passports are real

If the issue is with people of South Asian origin, what language is most appropriate for South Africans of South Asian origin?.

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by bennett123
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues AA for wrongful arrest
Replies: 18
Views: 4217

Re: Man sues AA for wrongful arrest

Also from the article, did the Police ask for the name of everyone on the flight or only people matching the description?.

Also if it took 17 days for the Police to realise that the man they were holding was not the one in the picture, then that is not down to AA.

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by bennett123
Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3329

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

If the Coalition had introduced electoral reform. The problem is that electoral reform only benefits parties who do not have anything approaching a majority. What a load of crap, electoral reform benefits everyone, elections are supposed to be fair and reflect the will of all the people, this doesn...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

readytotaxi wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/WZZ1AG/2c1f8803

That is one very odd routing, rule out medical.

Edit. Not sure it is going to LGW, just climbed to 24,000ft

At the point when I posted, I thought he was going to Gatwick.

Surely he could have found somewhere closer than Beauvais.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

readytotaxi wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/WZZ1AG/2c1f8803

That is one very odd routing, rule out medical.

Edit. Not sure it is going to LGW, just climbed to 24,000ft

At the point when I posted, I thought he was going to Gatwick.

Surely he could have found somewhere closer than Beavias.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: National Donut Day
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: National Donut Day

National Donut day.

Really.

How about having a National Ham, Egg and Chips Day.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3329

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

If the Coalition had introduced electoral reform.

The problem is that electoral reform only benefits parties who do not have anything approaching a majority.

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

W61301 from WAW to LTN

Just been watching FR24.

Instead of landing at LTN, it circled near Huntingdon before flying SE to Maldon in Essex passing LTN and STN. It then turned S past Southend and is now heading for LGW.

Two questions, why go to LGW in the first place and secondly why divert at 10,000 feet.

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by bennett123
Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 75
Views: 4312

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Well the first issue is the energy source for the desalination plant. If you burn fossil fuels, you're making things worse. Well, we're not talking about climate change here; we're talking about dealing with drought conditions. At this point, the SW is simply too overpopulated and putting a strain ...

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by bennett123
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restrictions
Replies: 45
Views: 8911

Re: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restrictions

Can a Non US citizen fly from the US to Cuba?.

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by bennett123
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7365

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

Having a single locked exit is fine for security.

Not so good if you have a fire.

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