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by ChrisKen
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175584

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court

They can currently have the cash to keep flying until September (at the very least). Ch15 filing in the U.S is to shield assets while restructuring and the UK bankruptcy filing is to allow the restructuring to be approved (via administration). VS aren't going anywhere. Hate to break it to some UK co...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 440
Views: 17111

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It's a meaningless phrase used by idiotic brexiteers to shift focus from the colossal butt puck they've given the nation and it's population.
Or they're just trying to kid themselves their delusion is still possible.

Either way, brexitard speak featuring purple unicorns.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 440
Views: 17111

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit- ... reaucracy/


We already had layers of red tape. Brexiteers blamed it on the EU, rather than it's correct origin.....our own civil service/parliament.
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We already had layers of red tape. Brexiteers blamed it on the EU, rather than it's correct origin.....our own civil service/parliament.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3148

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

should tax payers pay for him to live? Should they pay up to 18 times as much just to exact some fau idea of justice (aka revenge)? If it's costs to the tax payer you're working from, it's far, far cheaper to just let them rot in the prison system for the rest of their days. Death penalty cases (ev...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Rightly so.

Brexiteers are starting to reap the lies they sowed. Unfortunately the two thirds of the country who didn't vote leave will have to suffer it too.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

The problem is that the UK sees it as a negotiation between 2 rather equal parties, while in reality it is one party vs a group 27 parties. But why should the Uk understand the EU after it left, when it never understood the EU while it was part of the EU? Unfortunately rather incorrect. Brexiteers ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

My guess is that Sunderland survives until 2022. My guess is Nissan gets a big fat cheque to remain in Sunderland. Can gets kicked down the road for a few years until: a) An actual working FTA b) Production gets shared between Renault factories in Europe and Japan (who does have a FTA in force). Ni...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

A border poll is just another binary solution to a complex problem: whatever the result of such a poll, a large minority will be very disappointed and bitterly fighting the outcome: 50%+1 votes are no way to settle complex consititutional matters Besides, there's no need for it either: the GFA pret...

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by ChrisKen
Mon May 25, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

A struggling replica of an old, short-lived theatre in London village isn't of national importance.

Besides, Shakespere is amply covered in place of residence/birth/death, Stratford-Upon-Avon; home to the Royal Shakespere Theatre and RSC.

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 23, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1912

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

I was due to go to LHR-MEL next week and that was cancelled but I've ban saving my FF points for a first class return LHR-SYD with QF for 9 years finally got enough so booked it last September for this August but that's had to go too. I got all my points and money back (had to just pay the taxes) a...

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22865

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

It's not about shielding, it's about reminding themselves and others to maintain a distance from each other (though 3 ft as depicted is insufficient). But if each person has a 1m ‘limit’, then any two people are the required distance apart, no? Since I didn't read about any massive run on pool nood...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6951

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

We had a personal supply of 95 masks used for household work plus boxes of vinyl gloves. The vinyl gloves were for cleaning and reloading. Be prepared. Bully for you. I'll put money on the fact you and your household most likely rendered possessing them virtually pointless with improper techniques,...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

This past week, YVR had a spate of Air New Zealand B787s flying domestic and European routes!! Most likely those were repatriation flights for tourist stranded overseas. I know that the German government had some NZ flying from AKL via YVR to some place in Germany. Maybe other countries did the sam...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Visual evidence of COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Visual evidence of COVID-19

Google tends to remove the(most) aircraft from active airports as a matter of course. Whether this is done at the boneyards too I don't know since I rarely look. As for the imagery updates. It takes anything from a few months to several years for it to appear in maps/earth itself. Different areas ar...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6951

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

We had a personal supply of 95 masks used for household work plus boxes of vinyl gloves. The vinyl gloves were for cleaning and reloading. Be prepared. Bully for you. I'll put money on the fact you and your household most likely rendered possessing them virtually pointless with improper techniques,...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

No, must be the evil EU´s fault. At least this is a good example of why it is pointless to discuss the topic with Brexiteers. Lol - hilarious but true. You would’ve thought a claim like that would be accompanied by a link to - or excerpt from - an EU regulation. But no - just a random claim with no...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Can any of the EU cheerleaders explain to me why it is a good thing that EU citizens cannot listen to US radio stations online? Nothing stopping them listening to US stations, apart from US stations . A lot of yank websites refuse to comply with GPDR (because they can't flog your data on to all and...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22865

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Depending on the airport, a lot of private arrivals and departures are self declared to customs & immigration via landing cards (and GAR). Although, their rapid return is likely to be flagged.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22865

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Yes, the English are following the rules. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8207869/Private-jet-super-rich-holidaymakers-turned-away-French-airport.html Croatian, German, French, Romanian and Ukrainian (not an Englishman among them) ....but i don't blame you for not reading a Daily Fail arti...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22865

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Yes, the English are following the rules. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8207869/Private-jet-super-rich-holidaymakers-turned-away-French-airport.html Croatian, German, French, Romanian and Ukrainian (not an Englishman among them) ....but i don't blame you for not reading a Daily Fail arti...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3489

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines

Feel free to start your own dry airline if you feel that strongly or fly privately and request no alcohol in your catering order. As for your suggestion it's nonsense. it won't happen and shouldn't. Alcohol fuelled incidents are only anecdotally (through greater mass media reports) on the rise . The...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19

It might be the methane gas that is making them go bad so fast. The ones that are not vine ripened or organic, especially in the off season are actually green and turned red by methane gas and why they have no flavor. You're basically eating a green one but psychologically you think you can taste i...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of the snow day?
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: The Death of the snow day?

Meanwhile, in the Australian outback.........

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

While the UK may just be in it's "lock down" exit phase phase by then, I have a sneaky feeling large swathes of the US won't be open for business anyway so it'll be moot. If they've cancelled the 1st leg, the whole ticket (assuming it is all one ticket) should be subject to a full refund,...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Alert of "phishing"
Replies: 74
Views: 21000

Re: Alert of "phishing"

Been in talks with the Ad techs about this and they need some help in retrieving a HAR file for this. A HAR file is a complete log of processes running on your browser and we need that log when a popup happens so we can supply it to the techs. This will only be possible for those using a Mac or oth...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

While the UK may just be in it's "lock down" exit phase phase by then, I have a sneaky feeling large swathes of the US won't be open for business anyway so it'll be moot. If they've cancelled the 1st leg, the whole ticket (assuming it is all one ticket) should be subject to a full refund, ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

Flights I booked with EK for the end of the month. Before EK started drawing down and ultimately cancelled my flights I tried to get a refund which they refused so I issued a charge back with American Express and I'm just letting them handle EK instead of dealing with Emirates useless call centers....

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6040

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

What is TDS? Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a term for criticism or negative reactions to United States President Donald Trump that are alleged to be irrational and have little regard towards Trump's actual positions or actions taken. The term has been used by Trump supporters to discredit cri...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22865

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

[ There seem to be constitutional measures that would prevent the delaying of a presidential election in America. The date of a U.S. presidential election could theoretically be postponed with the approval of Congress and the president. The problem comes with the 20th amendment which means it would...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masks and Gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: Masks and Gloves

We’re told they’re not effective until now, the PPE is effective. Stands to reason anything that inhibits transmission is good. PPE is only effective when correctly used. Most of the dolems walking around with it on are not using it correctly thus wasting their time and yours. With their inflated f...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1762

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

Eurowings offers vouchers. Got it in ny mail box after 30 sec of canceling. Ryanairs says they will refund, but I doubt this. Got an e-mail saying they can't cope with the request and it will take some time. Basically, you'll have to wait until government advice covers your travel date(s). Any EU/U...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masks and Gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: Masks and Gloves

Mask and gloves are pointless when 90% of the public don't correctly use them. Far to many clueless idiots proudly prancing around in them at the moment, only to then grab the mask to remove it for a ciggy, to sneeze, to wipe their streaming noses with their gloved hands or wiping their faces and th...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6040

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Bro, pass the dutchie kouchie 'pon the left-hand side.. ..that's good smoke you got there.. BN747 A dutchie is a food pot, not a bong. Do you know the song? It's about the munchies from smoking weed...munchies means eating 'food'.. in case you are unaware. BN747 Corrected that for you BN747 "P...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Cost index of Saudia Arabian
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: Cost index of Saudia Arabian

I'd image it varies depending on mission, on time performance, the cost of consumables and many other factors. Somewhere Between 20 and 60 wouldn't be beyond the realms of reality.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1212

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

Give it a rest you two. I'm sure you both have better things to do other than a pointless pissing contest. It's like watching two bald men fight over a comb.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6560

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

Donald Trump's left testicle. Hangers

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by ChrisKen
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed

If only there was a broadcaster that actually covered Abe's "press conference" live many hours ago. oh wait NHK World. They talked, they agreed it must be postponed and not cancelled. Abe has asked for a one year postponement on behalf of the Japanese government, although the decision itse...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buzzfeed - The Most Pathetic Site on the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Buzzfeed - The Most Pathetic Site on the Internet

Well, the OP has clicked to the article, read the article and talked about/spread the article with others, so you've done exactly what Buzzfeed wanted you to do. Congrats!

I can think of plenty of more pathetic sites on the web, strangely most seem to be US based like the one mentioned here.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4250

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Other than not being able to purchase some items the morons have flocked to, very little has changed.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it possible to purchase FSUIPC from somewhere else than simMarket?
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: Is it possible to purchase FSUIPC from somewhere else than simMarket?

Nope, Pete runs his payware through simMarket. Unless you're doing something funky, like building a multiscreen/pc sim, you don't really need the paid version. Any 3rd party addons that require it will have their own access keys built in. Never had a problem with simMarket myself. if you purchase, j...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights coming from Europe today
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Flights coming from Europe today

Airlines can still fly, it's the passengers that have the restrictions (which vary according to nationality, origin and recently visited countries). You'll still see flights going over the pond. @Andygarrett - If the flight is cancelled or you cannot travel due to government level travel restriction...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Apparently Brexitremist will only learn from experience. That's still quite an optimistic hope Dutchy. They'll always find someone else to blame before admitting their folly. When cold hard facts, truth and actual reality won't sway them, one would expect the brexitremist to cling onto their delusi...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Hollandaise tends to be made with lemon juice rather than vinegar. It should also be a butter based emulsion rather than oil based, otherwise it's not really hollandaise. Nice try though.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

From my time as a 14 year old McDonalds employee, I can tell you that Big Mac patties are 10-1 (10 patties to 1 lbs precooked weight) and Quarter Pounders are 4-1. So meat wise, a double Big Mac is less than the double Quarter Pounder. I was also McD's crew, we used to make Big Macs with quarter po...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

There is no mayo or mustard on a Big Mac. "Mayo" and mustard are both ingredients in big mac sauce. Edit: Confirmation. View ingredients & allergens https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/product/big-mac-special-sauce-50g.html#collapseTwo Big Mac Sauce Water, Rapeseed Oil, Spirit Vinegar,...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

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Kiwirob wrote:
There is no mayo or mustard on a Big Mac.

"Mayo" and mustard are both ingredients in big mac sauce.



Edit: Confirmation. View ingredients & allergens https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/prod ... ollapseTwo

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

The Big Mac Double is nothing new. They've been around as a promo item since at least the mid nineties (UK Market)

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by ChrisKen
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

It makes it harder to deport undesirables. The chancers claiming asylum, the foreign national offenders. Once the ECHR has gone, things will get better. You do realise it's our own domestically created U.K laws that make it difficult, not the ECHR. Yet another brexiteering myth with no basis in rea...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90415

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

But unfortunately we are where we are because the government did not adhere to the 6 P's Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance Big Nige, the rest of the moronic gammons and the media owning billionaires with a vested interest in the economy tanking continually moaning, did little to allow t...

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