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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 80
Views: 13058

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

Note how the fullsize L2/R2 door is no longer available on the A321LR and XLR. A natural consequence of how few airlines used the option of L2 boarding, and would gladly swap that option for more seating. So Airbus didn’t miss a thing, on the contrary they offered something as a standard feature wh...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 80
Views: 13058

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

No possible way that they can do Outside Air Stairs Duo Boarding Year Round in CVG. Maybe seasonal. How come, are passengers utilising CVG built differently than the rest of human kind? Plenty of airports around the world using airstairs, and airstairs only, year round - including in weather much m...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 2942

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Quite a racist and incorrect approach you have. I'll correct your mistakes though, everyone should have a chance to learn. .... Any other racism you wish to express buddy? You may wish to call it racism, I frankly couldn’t care less. I have friends who owns companies in the building industry, and f...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 2942

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Yeah, no. I just finished a project in Northern Norway, had my team in Sweden earlier in Spring. I cant see Swedes or Norwegians working 53-55 hour weeks. What my team gets done in 2.5 days, it takes the Norwegian teams 1 work week. And my guys still have time to relax. Scandinavians don't know how...

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by B777LRF
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8645
Views: 611968

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I’ve no way of verifying the veracity of this, and coming from twitter the quality is hardly given. In either case, what looks like a leaked document supposedly stating that almost 50K Russian soldiers have lost their lives in the invasion has allegedly been leaked. That’s more than the USSR lost du...

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by B777LRF
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Acquire 30 ES-30 Electric Regional Aircraft from Heart Aerospace
Replies: 21
Views: 3443

Re: Air Canada to Acquire 30 ES-30 Electric Regional Aircraft from Heart Aerospace

Saab are a shareholder My eyes didn’t cheat me then; it i s a Saab 340 that’s grown a tremendous gut, have had the wings transplanted onto the roof, fit with braces and a larger horizontal tail. Certainly ain’t no runway girl, and I wonder how it’ll handle with all those heavy batteries slung way b...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 132
Views: 24734

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

We can go back and fort ad infinitum debating whether the legacy Soviet airliners were any good or not, but the overall picture is clear as daylight: Against the contemporary “western” alternatives, Soviet commercial airlines have severely underperformed in all but a few cases, and have never reache...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 16154

Re: Update on the 787 MTOW Increase -

Really, you don't think it will be -10 operators maxing out range? Not really, no. The -10 already has the range to operate US West Coast to almost all of Europe with a full load of SLF. The current version won’t quite reach SE Asia with a full pax load from Western Europe, so rather than taking th...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 16154

Re: Update on the 787 MTOW Increase -

Can someone tell us what 6 tons can do? 4 LD3s or one P6P/AMP loaded to maximum weight with juicy revenue generating cargo. At the cost of a slightly reduced max range, but that’s inconsequential for most of the services. Except for a few ULH ventures with the -9, using the 6 tons to carry fuel for...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2484

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

One hopes the transition to renewables and nuclear will be accelerating at such a pace following the unpleasantness in Ukraine, that within my lifetime the world may collectively say to those middle-aged mindset countries: It’s back to pearls, camels and carpets for you lot. I’ve lived in Doha and D...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5668

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

I’ve only ever bought a new car twice, once in Denmark and once in Belgium. In both cases it was a straight forward thing, going into the dealer knowing exactly which model I wanted. In Belgium I sat down and spoke with the sales person, laying out the exact spec I wanted. As chance would have it, h...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8645
Views: 611968

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

For as long as I can remember, the Russian armed forces were always considered second best in the world. Turns out they’re only second best in Ukraine.

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 17656

Re: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

I’ve only ever experienced a pressurisation event once, and that was as a crew member. We were climbing out of somewhere, having passed FL180 when the alarm went off. As per SOP, before anybody could reach for the QRH the skipper yelled “MASKS ON” and we all went for the quick-dons. Next step was a ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 17656

Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/privatjet-befaras-ha-stortat-i-ostersjon A Cessna Citation IISP (551) has crashed into the Baltic Sea ENE of Gotland. Took off from southern Spain at around 15:00 with destination Cologne in Germany. Was uncontactable, overflew Cologne at FL350 and continued on ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: On Hanover Street in Boston, there is a post office...
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: On Hanover Street in Boston, there is a post office...

You lost me at the point where Hannover was spelled incorrectly.

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to cancel 800 flights on Friday due to pilots’ strike
Replies: 38
Views: 6284

Re: Lufthansa to cancel 800 flights on Friday due to pilots’ strike

An airline needs people at the front end to function; sales, pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground handlers. Add a few admins to run rosters and payroll and you’re good to go. Yet it’s those groups of people who always bear the brunt of management malfeasance, whilst at the same time management i...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Christmas Markets
Replies: 18
Views: 1198

Re: European Christmas Markets

It’s much more a “German” than a “European” thing. You can find them in a few other European countries, but you’re much better off going for the original.

So, as advised upstream, you’d be best advised to chose from any of a long range of German cities hosting Christmas markets.

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 108
Views: 5953

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

What the world need is more young female PMs who dances, not less. If your prudish sensibilities are offended by that, suggest going back a century or two to feel more comfortable with women living their lives in the shadows.

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport
Replies: 53
Views: 3198

Re: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport

There is no doubt the future of aviation in Europe will be one where short-haul flights (e.g. below 2 hours) will largely have to be replaced by trains or busses, obviously with the caveat that very many islands will have to be excluded, e.g the Greek islands, the Balearics, Malta, Corsica etc. Unle...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Cathay's 777X order?
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Status of Cathay's 777X order?

Eis is 2025 so they cannot them gey them any sooner anyway It would be more correct to say that the current plan is for EIS in 2025. Given Boeing’s past performance and the nasty certification cloud hanging over the 777X, whether that will happen or not is anyone’s guess. As for Cathay actually nee...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered
Replies: 190
Views: 33983

Re: Potential United Widebody Order: 787, A350 being considered

I imagine that any airline would carefully consider the wisdom of single-sourcing from Boeing. That really is a high-risk proposition, and leaves any airline going down that road exposed to the full impact of the next, inevitable, Boeing blunder. So that’s probably what United will do. The short-sig...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your full list of smart devices
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Your full list of smart devices

I hope the OP appreciates that bragging about the most boring of electronic equipment, and their heritage, leaves absolutely nobody impressed. Or interested at all, for that matter. I do wonder what goes on in the mind of someone who gives a toss about how many thingamabobs they’ve got lying about t...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Heathrow capacity limits extended until March 2023
Replies: 95
Views: 20631

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

Probably because they don't have their air side passes issued yet... Take a guess at who deals with that. It’s been made quite clear, at least in the UK, that processing time for airside passes takes right around the same time it always had. I appreciate that airlines, airport and ground handlers u...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Heathrow capacity limits extended until March 2023
Replies: 95
Views: 20631

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

It’s a marvellous time to watch airlines blame airports, airports blaming airlines, and everyone blaming ground handlers. The truth of the matter is, that this entirely of the airlines’ own making. They’re the one’s who’ve insisted on ever lowering ground handling costs, by tendering the services fo...

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by B777LRF
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 5294

Re: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA

FRA is not particularly prone to wind shear, but it can happen nearly everywhere. A go-around from 50ft, whilst low, is not that unusual either - technically speaking you may perform a go-around after touch down until the point the thrust reversers have been engaged.

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by B777LRF
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 6775

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The vibe I’m getting for quite a lot of posters is “She’s a US citizen, what she didn’t wouldn’t carry a large - if any - sentence in the US”, which is both incorrect and ultimately utterly inconsequential. Whilst she is indeed a US citizen, she committed what is a crime on the foreign soil she was ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low flying East coast traffic 8/4/22
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Low flying East coast traffic 8/4/22

We once traversed most of Europe (Cambridge to Vienna) at FL180. Not because of traffic or technical issues, simply because we were carrying 4 race horses with a combined value vastly exceeding that of our ageing freighter. We stayed at FL180 in case of a pressurisation failure, in which case we’d b...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 6775

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

I get that it is not America, but this is one of the highlights of why people should be careful, but it also highlights how accustomed Americans are to freedom. I’m sorry, but are you suffering from a delusion that “freedom” only exists in the US? If so, I’ve got some news for you: The vast majorit...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 51
Views: 16713

Re: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

In other news, Buy’n’Large have revealed plans for its Axiom class of cruise ships. Though based mainly on theories and technologies which doesn’t exist, the news has been met with applause from the travel news industry, calling the idea “revolutionary”, “visionary” and “although it’s based on hot a...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3125

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

A fair bit would be spent on fast cars, slow horses, gambling, boats, Charlie and night fighters. The rest I’d just squander.

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 123
Views: 16416

Re: Sun country widebodies, Europe?

strfyr51 wrote:
Laker was he last LCC that flew widebodies in any large extent in scheduled service.


You mean apart from Norwegian, Scoot, Air Asia X and Air Canada Rouge?

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 105
Views: 20238

Re: SAS pilots go on strike

Update: Here are the 5 main points on the agreement. 1: Pay reduction of 25% 2: Max weekly working hours increased from 47 to 60* 3: Pilots are guaranteed job security for the next 5 years 4: Fired pilots will be hired back into mainline 5: The CBA is valid for all 3 Scandinavian countries and for a...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 105
Views: 20238

Re: SAS pilots go on strike

Although details are not very, well, detailed, I’ve been able to glance the following: 1: The pilots fired under Covid will return to SAS mainline instead of being offered to apply at Link or Connect 2: Pilots in all entities (mainline, Link and Connect) will be covered by the same CBA 3: The CBA ha...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8422

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Well, as a white bloke who’s straight as an arrow, I’ve been welcomed with open arms at the last 3 Pride’s I’ve attended. They have, without exception, provided for one hell of a party, where the only requirement seemed to be one’s willingness to be open and get completely hammered. Did find that I’...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace sued over 2020 Icelandair Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 2355

Re: KF Aerospace sued over 2020 Icelandair Landing Gear Collapse

I read the article and thought LGT was subcontracting, but that's not the case, Icelandair itself contracted LGT for the overhaul, and KF for the installation : KF alleges that in or about November 2019, Icelandair entered into an overhaul contract with LGT to overhaul a right-hand main landing gea...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 62
Views: 3964

Re: Dominoes Pizza

Domino’s had to completely shut down in Denmark a few years ago, due to repeated breaches of health regulations at a number of their “restaurants”. This included re-labelling expired food with new “use before date” stickers; poor facilities for personal hygiene; storing ingredients at too high tempe...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?

What’s really fascinating, is that you’re intimate with “your” pastors' plumbing arrangements.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights
Replies: 29
Views: 1787

Re: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights

Shortest intl.: CPH-MMA, 12NM (Helicopter Service S-76)
Longest dom.: SEA-IAD, 2000NM (United 757)

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO’s Hands-Off Style Has Doubters as 787 Comeback Nears
Replies: 59
Views: 13252

Re: Boeing CEO’s Hands-Off Style Has Doubters as 787 Comeback Nears

Referring to the original article, in which it’s stated that “Wall Street” is concerned about the share price and want Calhoun to be gone. If that is really true, I’d say that Boeing is absolutely doing the right thing. What brought Boeing to where it is, was the blind allegiance to Wall Street and ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

There are very few brands I’d throw serious money at, and Richard Mille is certainly not one of them. I have a choice of two IWC to carry on my wrist, both of which does a wonderful job of telling me the time and date of the month and absolutely nothing else, apart from looking good. And that’s all ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31148

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Why would it be important in a societal matter? Because SK is trying to follow industry trends so as to remain competitive? I dislike LCCs but they have set a new standard which many have to follow whether they like it or not. How can SAS be competitive in markets where they have to compete against...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A320ceo engine catches fire at Copenhagen Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3666

Re: British Airways A320ceo engine catches fire at Copenhagen Airport

Please amend the title of this thread, as no engine was ever on fire. It was a damaged hydraulic line in the LH MLG, which leaked on the hot brakes, causing a small fire.

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by B777LRF
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31148

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Interview with a senior SAS captain, who’s also the head of the pilots union: https://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/sas-kaptajn-saa-meget-faar-vi-i-loen/9329860 Top salary is DKK 101.000,- pr. month, starting salary is 37.000 and the average is 69.000. Or, to put it into perspective, the top salar...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Danish Mass Shooting in Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Danish Mass Shooting in Mall

On a personal note, my bonus daughter was supposed to be at work at the mall last Sunday, but decided to have a day off instead. To say we're shocked would be rather an understatement. Ultra right-wing politicians in the US are already attempting to make hay, with their inane claim this incident pro...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54972

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Just heard on the radio this morning that a 10 year old girl has been denied abortion in Ohio.

You know what, all things considered, henceforth I’m just going to use the name Gilead when referring to the US.

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by B777LRF
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3225

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I love it how nuanced and balanced this thread is. People ask for 'an investigation to be done first before jumping to conclusions', 'find out where the gun came from' and lastly one argument that sticks out the most is this one: Tightened gun regulations won't and can't prevent every single mass s...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7732

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

Heathrow could add as many runways as it pleases, but when HAL and the airport operators collectively fall to pieces after an aircraft have vacated the runway, what’s the point? You land, and then you wait 20 minutes for the stand to clear. You taxi towards the stand, but nobody’s there to turn on t...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3225

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

It’s hardly surprising that certain ammosexual elements are out peddling their false equivalences and usual diarrhoea of whataboutism. The message coming across is basically that all laws are superfluous, since they’re not 100% effective. Might as well not have laws regulating drink driving, homicid...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54972

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

On the steady road to Gilead, one painful step at a time.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 50694

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

Having read this thread in its entirety, a couple of obvious facts springs to mind. 1: Leeham is useless as a source As with many other blog sites, Leeham is largely useless owing to it’s complete lack of insight and credible sources. It is, for better or worse, nothing more than an enthusiasts site...

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