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by Braybuddy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019

Braybuddy. Welcome back. A quick 34 years I bet. Nice job with the 911 Memorial pictures. They say it all. I have not been back since it was finished. I see the new observation deck, did you climb to the top? It sure looks interesting. I think it is a clever design. I hope you had a good bite of th...

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by Braybuddy
Sat May 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019

I was shocked to realise it had been 34 years since I'd been to New York, so another bite of the Big Apple was long overdue: https://i.imgur.com/CISxt5Y.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3f6O1xh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ogN0BAF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sbeNhvF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/y78fPdn.jpg https://i.imgur...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 172
Views: 4878

Re: EU elections

I have not heard anything that they will be fined for not taking refugees etc. Unless I'm missing something, fines and penalties have been proposed, whether they have been implemented is another matter: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42270239 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/13/eu-...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 172
Views: 4878

Re: EU elections

Officially, no. Look at Hungary, they have chosen not to participate and the EU can't make them. So it is all voluntary, like with most things in the EU. But they are going against EU policy, and risk either being fined or having their funding cut. With Schengen (though I don't know where that stan...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4938

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

I'm definitely a bit shy, but not when it comes to just general mingling or socializing. My "shyness" only really starts to show when people ask me about personal things such as what type of music I listen to. I can talk perfectly fine about basically anything else, as long as they are no...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 172
Views: 4878

Re: EU elections

Dutchy wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
So in fact you would be in favor of turning the immigration and refugee policies over to the EU.

Isn't that what we have at the moment?

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 172
Views: 4878

Re: EU elections

My I ask in which country you are going to vote and for which party you are going to vote for. I find it interesting you want to cast a protest vote, why is this? Which signals do you want to sent and to whom? I live and vote in Ireland, and will be giving my No 1 vote to the (tiny) extreme right p...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 172
Views: 4878

Re: EU elections

I really don't think pushing for a more integrated Europe is a runner at the moment. People aren't really engaged in European elections -- certainly nothing like national elections -- and they often use them as a protest vote or to punish their current government. I'll probably be using it as a prot...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4938

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Basically just a strange way of saying I don't fit in with people my age - you know, going to parties, getting absolutely wasted, sleeping with some random girl, doing some random drug.. it just seems pointless to me. I live in Las Vegas so that's kind of the culture here when it comes to that. Peo...

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by Braybuddy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4938

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

You can't just randomly ask someone to be friends, can you? Heavens no! But this is nothing new, this has ALWAYS been the case. How do you do it? Let it build slowly as things connect? Yup. You get to know people gradually, so you do need constant contact, preferably person-to-person. People don't ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon May 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4746

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Aesma wrote:
What's interesting with this story is that it's basically feminism against feminism.

This is what makes it fascinating! :bouncy:

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by Braybuddy
Mon May 06, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3579

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

When and why did "Fans" morph into "Fanboys" and even "Fangirls"? I just don't get it . . . :scratchchin:

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by Braybuddy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019

Very good on the pictures as usual. I especially like the Mustang, a beauty, well taken care of. The beauty above that is not bad either, I like her boots. Something about them caught my eye. I should have known your keen eye for fashion would have spotted those boots all right . . . :D. The Mustan...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019

Some pics from a trip across southern Germany last month, taken mostly around Bavaria: https://i.imgur.com/WvzmRXN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hJOfx8S.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f0PpFBE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0XyL13M.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eSd8TJd.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gy3aQsr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/o...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violence Flares Up In Northern Ireland - Journalist Killed
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Violence Flares Up In Northern Ireland - Journalist Killed

A sign of old troubles flaring up again? No, just some dissident republicans out of control. It may actually have the opposite effect and put them back in their box. The revulsion over the killing is deep and widespread, particulaly in the Catholic community, from which they draw their support (eve...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3579

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

What is Game of Thrones?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide
Replies: 29
Views: 2135

Re: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide

I think you hit on the nail on the head by saying that social media has made us so divided because you can say whatever you want to without repercussion This is the problem with social media. Things will change if and when posters are held accountable. You can say things online you would never get ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26069

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

SQ773 wrote:
So, the feeling of seeing then 3 or 4 difefrent tones is just an optical effect, right?


DABYT wrote:
Yep, correct


At least it's still blue. The new Aer Lingus tail is supposed to be green, yet appears blue in some photographs:

Image

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by Braybuddy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide
Replies: 29
Views: 2135

Re: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide

This forum is the closest I ever get to social media. I have a Twitter account, and got into a heated "discussion" over a weekend once, but all that exercise seemed to prove is that it is a sewer, and like all sewers, is not a place to spend any time in. I have a Facebook profile, but only...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019

Braybuddy. All good shots, the first? A mystery to me. I like the lines from the Wizard of Oz at the protest about global warming, good for them. They should ask trump his opinion. The dog is very clever, chicken wire? How did you get that close to the Mouse? I showed my Wife, she said no way in Ho...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2019

New quarter, new thread! I'll start with some random pics taken locally over the last month: https://i.imgur.com/1AKdk2J.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0O8G4kX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yyV1xLy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9UVJnHa.jpg https://i.imgur.com/G3XpRik.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zpf1Nfj.jpg https://i.imgur...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Sexual M. Allegations
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Sexual M. Allegations

From the article: "The other account came from Katelyn N. Allers, a physics and astronomy professor, who said that while examining her tattoo of the solar system, Dr. Tyson had followed it into her dress" So she allowed him to touch her tattoo and then let him slide his hand into her dress...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4560

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Lord of the Rings. It's impossible to get the length and depth of that story into three three-hour films. The book is beautifully slow-paced and episodic with more fully fleshed characters than the film could ever hope to achieve.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 67
Views: 7790

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

WIederling wrote:
hehe. But it is an "Ö" in Hör Haus

Indeed. TSS is right though, most non-German speakers would just read it as "whore".

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 67
Views: 7790

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Causing tourists' heads to turn in Germany: https://i.imgur.com/348BpKt.jpg and Hong Kong: https://i.imgur.com/AeJh6FL.jpg https://i.imgur.com/q6eteBx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/U5gXP9l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vLaI1iQ.jpg and Albania: https://i.imgur.com/XnRjA1r.jpg and Australia: https://i.imgur.com/j...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"

This is the new Puritanism folks. Air Asia are a fun airline, and it's a shame that they apologised.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

Yet it is ironic that the "man" you support here can only see things in black and white - or, more correctly, "black-vs.-white", and "us-vs-them". He is the one who cannot speak in shades of gray, and relies on the ignorance of constituents who believe his everything-i...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

I disagree with you wholeheartedly on this issue, but I feel when you break it right down, we are on the same page so I'm delighted to see your reply. Having been a 17 year old, I know there are things I deserved to be smacked for...probably most 17 year olds as well. For sure. At that age you tend...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

Edited to add: Braybuddy: you get the grandpa of the year award...I will never walk on your lawn, be sure of that! LOL! You have nothing to worry about meecrob, you're more than welcome on my lawn, I'm not that bad. But I do have a Rottweiler which I let loose on the terminally politically correct....

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

Some publicity you just don't want ( especially if you obviously are low life like that "Senator". I know very little about the man, but from what I gather he's quite outspoken, and not afraid of airing controversial views. This is the sort of publicity he could only have dreamed about: h...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

="WIederling"]He seems to already be much further along than the guy he would replace [cancel's quip]

Eh . . . he just propelled Senator Anning and his quote onto the world stage. I'd never heard of the man before.

Not the sharpest kid on the block after all . . .

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

Act like a responsible adult and shrug it off. That's what's so refreshing about Senator Anning's response. I've seen similar attacks before, and the victim usually stands there looking very foolish with, em, egg on his face (sorry :D ). It's nice to see the biter getting bitten for a change. No on...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

Ah yes, a teenager hitting a pensioner with an egg. Great start in life kid. A kid clowning is a different thing altogether and would be something to be laughed at, but this kid probably wasn't expecting a 70-year-old to retaliate, which is why the slap was well-deserved

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

We get it...you have no problem bashing young people with a beating and corporal punishment if they act in a manner you don't like. Point made very clear...we got it, quite simple really, many American police forces would have you in their ranks in a heartbeat! BN747 Over-egging the pudding (pardon...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

alfa164 wrote:
Yeah... slugging an under-age kid is always a good move for a demagogic, xenophobic politician...

Slugging? It probably should have been, but he showed great restraint by just slapping the little s***.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

jcancel wrote:
I'd like to see the brat take his senatorial seat.

Braybuddy wrote:
Loved the way he slapped the little brat on the head and refused to apologise for it. :bigthumbsup: :D

He needs to do some growing up first . . .

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Boi
Replies: 42
Views: 3152

Re: Egg Boi

Loved the way he slapped the little brat on the head and refused to apologise for it. :bigthumbsup: :D

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3752

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Braybuddy. Is there any religious significance or is it just repaired damage to the 4 digit right hand on the I assume Bishop's statue? His left hand has a broken un-repaired thumb. The last picture is quite different. looks like nighttime and daytime. I doubt it, WarRI1. I'd say it's just broken. ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3752

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Some pics from a trip last month to Puglia -- the heel of Italy and one of that country's lovliest regions. It was a neglected backwater for years, but tourism is starting to take off, particulary with the town of Matera being designated European City of Culture for 2019. Pics also taken in Bari, Al...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism: America & the World
Replies: 157
Views: 6576

Re: Racism: America & the World

Anders Behring Breivik is Norwegian, not Swedish. Racism is part of the human condition: it exists everywhere on the planet. Two separate communities living side-by-side will inevitably have differences, often leading to misunderstandings, mistrust (often unjustified) and -- at its extreme -- hatred...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?

TSS wrote:
those outfits are guaranteed to get you laid because people will do anything to get you to just take them off.

You can wear anything you want on Paddy's Day and get laid. People are too pissed to notice, or care.:drunk: :yes:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3752

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

scbriml wrote:
Some from a recent trip to New Zealand for our daughter's wedding...

The first four pics aren't showing on my PC, for some reason. Amazing Milky Way pic, and the bucket and flowers is very nice too. :bigthumbsup:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?

I don't normally, but I found this little beauty today, so I just might this year :eyepopping: :D

Image

But my favourite Paddy's Day outfit:

Image
:yes: :spin:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92588

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

It's difficult to say exactly unless they tell us the precise tone. Here's the Pantone definition of Teal: https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/17-4919-TCX Assuming the designers were using a catalogue like that, it does indeed have a tiny smidge more green than blue ( 137 versus 133 ). But then th...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92588

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This week’s Sunday Times has an item on the re-brand (behind a paywall), full of the usual PR guff. Airline bosses “insist a change was needed to convince overseas customers they are looking at an international carrier”. Overseas customers were more likely to link the green fuselage with a domestic ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3752

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Great portraits there Redd, they have a nice edge to them. That guy with the long hair is a ringer for Johnny Depp!

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3752

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Between one thing and another I haven't been snapping as much lately, but now with the days getting longer, and warmer, it's time to get out and about with the camera. Here's a recent mixed selection, with a slight emphasis on spring: https://i.imgur.com/CaXHpHM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gpkCPHa.jpg h...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK
Replies: 50
Views: 3198

Re: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK

We must remember that it was racism and the patriarchy that resulted in these poor girls fleeing the country. No it wasn't. It was the dream of a better life under ISIS and how they'd take care of them: "You can have your own family, do anything. You're living under Islamic law." And now ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92588

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Oh did you catch the registration by any chance? EI-DVL has been based at Cork this week while EI-CVA hasn’t actually flown in a few days so it’s either parked up doing nothing or hiding in Hanger 6 getting some work done. At least two more A320s are due out in the new livery soon but I’m not aware...

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