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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4669

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

That's because unarmed law enforcement in other countries doesn't have to worry about being shot, whereas in the US an average of 5 police officers are shot in the line of duty every week. Maybe they should stop pulling their weapons every single non chance they get and the other guys won't feel th...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion question
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Diversion question

If the passenger didn't have insurance are they essentially stranded? For your information, it is within the European Union. As long as you have in one of the member states a national, social health insurance, it will cover, at least, all the basic costs. Think the OP meant travel insurance (for th...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Jeepers this thread is like a load of bald men fighting over a comb.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 13
Views: 3330

Re: Rotating airport beacon

They're a north american thing afaiw. Can't recall ever having seen one outside of NA. They're also a fairly redundant feature these days.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2263

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Is Mastercard still a thing? I hope so because Amazon just announced that they'll not be accepting Visa in the UK after 18th January. :o Just Visa Credit Cards, debt card will continue to be accepted. Supposedly the cards fees Visa charges, nothing whatsoever to do with the amazon branded mastercar...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 8590

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

No sure if the US has the system in place but all transmissions in UK airspace on 121.5 are triangulated in seconds by the D&D cells (and an abundance of other local facilities). It really should be too difficult for the relevant authority stateside to identify the culprits abusing the emergency...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates
Replies: 29
Views: 6822

Re: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates

TC957 wrote:
BA fly to KEF too...

Fish was bound for JFK

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by ChrisKen
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Because Neeleman isn't part of JetBlue anymore.
Because he spotted a gap in the market, because he founded Breeze to fill that gap.

The gap being secondary low-cost point to point routes that bypass traditional large hubs (quicker/cheaper secondary city service).

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by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 2571

Re: SAS Ireland

How would it be brexit related? They use them for flights from LHR (Common Travel Area). SAS announced the Irish AOC back in 2017 (back before anyone actually knew what form brexit would take - pre-emptive) https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/sas-to-register-planes-in-ireland-...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 2571

Re: SAS Ireland

SAS Ireland who have been flying a small fleet of Irish registered SAS A320NEOs on mainline SAS routes have finally started using their own callsign "Spinnaker" on some flights and "Scandinavian" on others. Anyone know the logic and rationale for this? More 'favourable' employme...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defines a "long haul" flight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: What defines a "long haul" flight?

"2000 miles" as far as the UK's Air Passenger Duty is concerned. Band A (Short Haul) - Destination country's captial city less than 2000 miles from London Band B (Long Haul) - Destination country's captial city more than 2000 miles from London Personally Less than 2 hrs - Short Haul 4 hrs ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???

https://www.usa.gov/who-can-vote Arrest does not in itself bar you from voting. Cannot vote whilst detained in prison. Only a handful of felony convictions remove the right to vote post sentence (depending on state). The list is being reduced as states move towards restoring more rights post serving...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?

Denmark (assuming you're just connecting in Zurich)

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by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Private airport and US Laws

The airfield apparently contravenes city ordinances which aren't governed by the FAA. The city won't have known/cared until the complaints arrived. If he registered the strip with the FAA, the locals can’t do schit about it. If the strip existed before the area was put within town limits, the local...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Private airport and US Laws

The airfield apparently contravenes city ordinances which aren't governed by the FAA. The city won't have known/cared until the complaints arrived.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2381

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to the Religion of Peace.

As for a shooting, in this case, you actually do "shoot" an arrow.

Actually, you loose an arrow.

The perpetrator let loose his arrows at his victims.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Virgin Atlantic Cancels TATL Flights

BA did the same last week. Dithering on the US end so they've cancelled with a decent lead time rather than last minute.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Kangaroo Route. HKG vs SIN
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Kangaroo Route. HKG vs SIN

HKG is back in the hands of China.
OneWorld has both covered adequately.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

A simple DNS issue.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 37
Views: 3469

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

StarAC17 wrote:
Don't you mean over the surface? Or am I misunderstanding.

Lava will flow over the ground surface initially, then after some time it's surface will form a crust but the lava will still be flowing freely underneath that crust.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 16602

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

The windows do automatically “clear” on the 787 when you descend through 10,000 feet but unless the crew lock them clear at that time a pax can darken them again. I’m sure the 350 will be similar. Not all carriers require windows to be open/clear for take off and landing though. In the US it is a r...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1873

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

My question is about the UK auto license question. I'm an American here so I'm curious. You guys have a different license for manual and automatic transmission? For us in the states the transmission type doesn't matter. The only thing is the size of the vehicle. Big trucks and buses require a Comme...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1873

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

Hi guys, My name is Tom, i am 18 years old from England. I am currently looking to enter the world of work as i am thinking about dropping out of university. I like the look of being a ramp agent as i have had a long standing passion for the aviation industry ever since i was a young child and have...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1736

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

Don't want to start a political fight, but if you consider the phrasing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 under which Gibraltar was ceded by Spain to Britain, the complete airport is actually in spanish territory. This treaty stated “the town, castle and fortifications were to be held and enjoyed fo...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1736

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

The eastern end of Gibraltar’s runway pretty much touches the border with Spain. Don't want to start a political fight, but if you consider the phrasing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 under which Gibraltar was ceded by Spain to Britain, the complete airport is actually in spanish territory. This ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight radar accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 3267

Re: Flight radar accuracy

I also noticed the samething! Was the airport shutdown? Flights were following different flight paths than usual. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210916/f03c95b0b54e13b772eb71306f272693.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210916/7c6a79e126270dd72ca1cad0e85b1198.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cd...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight radar accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 3267

Re: Flight radar accuracy

The Yom kippur shutdown was tuesday 14th (13:35) to weds15th evening (arrivals 21:30, departures 23:30), not today (16th).

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by ChrisKen
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is gate N144 in HKG?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Where is gate N144 in HKG?

https://www.ais.gov.hk/eaip_20210812/20 ... -ADC-4.pdf

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N144 can be found between B7, B, B8 (Middle of the righthand set of 3 stands), opposite N32 on the main terminal arm.
Relevant Chart. (HK-AIP) https://www.ais.gov.hk/eaip_20210812/20 ... -ADC-4.pdf

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by ChrisKen
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would FR ever fly from the Canary Islands to Brazil?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Would FR ever fly from the Canary Islands to Brazil?

Unlikely, ETOPS and crew hours (can't reliably out n back). They'd make a mint on excess baggage though. I believe there are hotels in Brazil. ETOPS is an issue. Ryanair don't/won't keep crews away overnight. (and are just as unhelpful as they are with their customers when their poor crews do time ...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would FR ever fly from the Canary Islands to Brazil?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Would FR ever fly from the Canary Islands to Brazil?

Unlikely, ETOPS and crew hours (can't reliably out n back).
They'd make a mint on excess baggage though.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust

convair880mfan wrote:
NADP1? NAPD2? Sorry I don't know the meaning of these?

Noise Abatement (Departure) Procedures - 1 Areas close to airport. 2 Further away ~25kms

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65515

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just watched it. Hamilton was alongside and had the corner. VER turned into him and then turned further into him. Racing incident and VER proving he doesn't posses championship winning racecraft yet. (Should have just yielded the position he'd already lost and waited until later or you know be matur...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 20142

Re: Euros 2020 thread

You're looking at the wrong tournament. England reached: 2018 WC semi-final 2019 Nations League semi-final (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%80%9319_UEFA_Nations_League) 2020/21 Nations League Knocked out at group stage. 3rd in group 2 2020 Euro semi-final You're omitting that England are alre...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 20142

Re: Euros 2020 thread

England reach their third semi-final in three tournaments. Somewhat surprisingly, they're the only team that haven't conceded a single goal. Third? Pretty sure it's two in a row. This Euro 2020, WC2018 so what's the other one? The Nations League, which was set up to reduce the number of meaningless...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 20142

Re: Euros 2020 thread

scbriml wrote:
England reach their third semi-final in three tournaments. Somewhat surprisingly, they're the only team that haven't conceded a single goal.

Third? Pretty sure it's two in a row. This Euro 2020, WC2018 so what's the other one?

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4990

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Why poke the bear? The UK quite clearly sailed to the Black Sea and close to Russia to stir the pot. Childish imo. The UK sailed a vessel through an international shipping channel, as is the international community's right to do so. The international community will continue exercise their rights. R...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question re Flights From Manchester to Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Question re Flights From Manchester to Scotland

The travel ban is for non-essential travel. Whether the handful of airlines that offer MAN->Scotland services are still operating them throughout the period is another story.
It's also easily circumvented and almost universally unenforceable.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 20142

Re: Euros 2020 thread

MrHMSH wrote:
Glad that Eriksen seems to be OK, wasn't a good call to force them to play, but UEFA aren't known for valuing players' wellbeing.
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They weren'y forced, UEFA was all for playing at a later date. ....the players (of both sides) themselves requested to continue that evening.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 40
Views: 11390

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

The sooner the better, IF it were to happen. Pulling BA out of the IAG race to the bottom would be a good thing.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That PW1000 howl
Replies: 11
Views: 3456

Re: That PW1000 howl

It sounds ruddy awful in the cabin.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19909

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

"Tower, KLMxyz, Apologies you were stepped on. Confirm we're cleared for take-off?" No assuming, no ambiguity, no slight on masculinity, pride or most importantly, professionalism. KLM captain just assumed the runway was clear, even after it was questioned. He just assumed the take off cle...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 11041

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

At the time the Ever Given ran aground, the Suez canal pilot was giving steering and course orders, correct?? The vessel's Captain/Master is still responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel regardless of whether he's delegated the pilotage to a maritime pilot. The only place in the world a m...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3468

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

Technically they already do (pax charter) in a roundabout way.. through their Atlas Air holdings and warrant options.

but no, Amazon will either create it's own full in house cargo ops or can the lot. Little point in them operating pax services.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 13198

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

BTW this Salmond thing is quite ridiculous. 10 women accused him of sexual harassment, did they all lie ? Are they facing trial for lying ? Yes he was cleared because it was a "they said/he said" situation, but that doesn't mean he didn't do anything, it means it wasn't proven. He was cle...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi and Delay Times
Replies: 31
Views: 2818

Re: Taxi and Delay Times

But do they? Does any major airport have a system that controls aircraft before they get in line to take-off? Surely a computer program can calculated taxi time from a gate to an active runway so that only 3 of 4 aircraft are in line at any one time. I assume currently everyone just pushes back and...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New PC For MSFS 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 7224

Re: New PC For MSFS 2020

Just wondering...what would the OP's rig cost? Quite a bit, assuming they can actually get their hands on some of those parts. A ton more if they're daft enough to pay the scalpers. FS will make mincemeat of the puny 1TB drive once you chuck in a few add-ons and decide streaming the default scenery...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid

The article doesn't point out any evidence in the study to make anyone believe it was a comet. In fact, they go on to make the reader believe more that it was indeed an asteroid that did the dinosaurs in. Ah but it wasn't an asteroid or a comet. It was the 5th Doctor's companion Adric, saving "...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 13198

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

As for the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections, considering the SNP's poor record in places and given what looks like to me a cover-up going on over Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell's involvement in the Alex Salmond scandal, it really surprises me they are polling as high as they ar...

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