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by northstardc4m
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 59
Views: 6691

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

https://youtu.be/t3pfWh1YBws



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jumbojet wrote:
scbriml wrote:
So I can't take my emotional support giraffe on my next United flight? Outrageous.


Seriously, who has a giraffe as a pet to begin with?
All I could think of...

https://youtu.be/t3pfWh1YBws



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by northstardc4m
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4120

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

This makes sense that it'll be Boeing. Boeing's headquarters is in Everett which is closer to the Vancouver Metro Area than Downtown Seattle. I went by car from Abbotsford to Seattle and the drive from Abbotsford to Everett takes about 2 hours. Which company wouldn't want to be close to their corpo...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4120

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, it is probably a 2nd or 3rd tier supplier rather than any 1st tear engine or airframe oem. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk That doesn't fit the dollar or employee amounts... The A220 line in Mobile for example is estimated at $250-350 million in construction...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4120

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

Is Boom selling enough aircraft to keep 10,000 people employed? Well, its says "Depending on which of two options they choose, this opportunity could be $125 million investment and 7,000 new jobs or $830 million investment and 10,000+ new jobs," so sounds more like optimistic sales outloo...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18253

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

AC enjoys various “legacy” advantages for having previously been government owned. The quid pro quo is having to abide by the Act that still governs them, and that means a heightened level of bilingual service compared to other Cdn domiciled airlines. If AC were prepared to give up some of the lega...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: Weighting passenger

Ok I could post on and on and you obviously have set your mind and won't listen because I'd only be quoting others... But yes but then I wonder why no airline has tried it then of you are so sure it's a good idea?

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: Weighting passenger

And there you go... Making the assumption that sinks you... Heavy doesnt necessarily mean fat. And nothing you said covers any of the points I've made before. Nor does an amusement park or skydiving fall under interstate commerce rules. Would you like to try again? Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using T...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: Weighting passenger

I don’t know. Unlike race or gender (or whatever) weight has a specific impact on safety and performance. Also, discrimination only means making a decision based on criteria. Like, choosing whether to take off with or without fuel. It’s only illegal if you discriminate based on things that don’t af...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: Weighting passenger

Ok let me explain something... The second any public or private enterprise engaged in interstate commerce tries to charge a customer (note specifically customer in this case refers to a single person) more or less on body weight they are going to get smacked with a discrimination lawsuit, there are...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

Re: Weighting passenger

Ok let me explain something... The second any public or private enterprise engaged in interstate commerce tries to charge a customer (note specifically customer in this case refers to a single person) more or less on body weight they are going to get smacked with a discrimination lawsuit, there are ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Robocalls

Unfortunately due to how the phone system works... no they aren't going away or even going to get better. The problem is the phone system was never intended to deal with number spoofing, super codes and caller ID cloning, nor was number cloning supposed to be something non-carrier entities were supp...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hernia repair surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Hernia repair surgery

If you are overweight at all they will recommend against it until you loose weight... unless you start having complications. Otherwise yes it is simple, day surgery usually, I had a bit of pain after for a few days but had not trouble getting around or in/out of bed, though it depends on the exact l...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9th airbus FAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: 9th airbus FAL

You forgot something.. Montreal Mirabel 1 fal (a220) Mobile adding 1 fal (a220) I've also seen rumors posted elsewhere that when 380 production wraps up production at Toulouse will be moved around to create another 32x line and a 3rd 220 line... I don't know if a beleive fully but there will be some...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2758

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Passengers of the SSUS called her bland and antiseptic overall... Where did you get that from? One example https://maritimematters.com/2012/09/ss-united-states-pilgrimage-part-one-a-look-inside/ "Considered sterile by many at the time, her interiors were composed of fireproof materials and hea...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2758

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Fact is SSUS (SS United Stated will be so referred to here-in) probably can't be anything but either a reef or scrap... Sitting in the elements for decades, no fittings anymore, would need a total interior refit, new electrical, probably totally new propulsion, the cabins would not stand up to moder...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8492

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

Core economy traffic between the UK and Canada has been in general decline for thirty years ! The heydays were the seventies and early eighties with dozens of VFR flights the Toronto from just about every paved 7500’ + runway.here. Was there ever a non-stop to YYZ from BFS? On BA or AC, no. TS has ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23391

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

bob75013 wrote:
by738 wrote:
....or Boeing offering earlier delivery slots due to the increasing number of cancelled orders..



What cancelled orders are they?

There's flyadeal and ..... what?????


Jet Airways' order which is where the rumored slots are coming from. There may of been some slots opened by deferments as well?

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 4462

Re: Airbus airliners name conventions

If I´m not wrong the A310 gets its name from A300 minus 10 , the amount of frames removed from the fuselage to make it shorter. And it became A310 I have never heard this before. The A300B series started as the A300B1, then the A300B2 then A300B4, etc. What eventually became the A310 started as the...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future aircraft of Essential Air Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: The future aircraft of Essential Air Service?

The only 'western' aircraft in production that is roughly the same size as a CR2 or ERJ is an ATR 42. Problem is, US carriers (save for AS) have become averse to turboprops. Most EAS though can migrate to non-mainline airlines... Silver, Boutique, etc... all of which seem more comfortable with prop...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2584

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

NCL Epic has to be one of the ugliest ships afloat. Weird design in the cabins also which is why only one was ever put into the fleet. Feedback was quite negative at the time of launch from passengers. Indeed, weird curved walls, exposed showers, beds that are too short for anyone taller than 5'9.....

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Fun, now I have to dodge Sunday drivers AND I stop anywhere inconvenient brown trucks on Sundays!

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7019

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

EMB-110...

never ever getting in one of those again.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10882

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

What seating did BA use on the 757s? 18 F (recliners, not sleepers) and 141Y. There was no J. The flights flew YYZ-JFK-BHX-JFK-YYZ with fifth freedom rights between YYZ and JFK. Must have been a fun way to get to New York! An interesting piece of history You could also "Scissor" at JFK on...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10882

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

YYZ used to get it on at least one daily rotation in the summer at the very least. YVR used to be double daily in summer, now 380 but back to the Queen for winters. Once upon a time (late 90s) YYZ got as much as 17 weekly Speedbirds operated by 741/742... those were the good old days as they say. A...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1655

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

The Vette is supposed to be a straight line car, not a cornerer... I wish they'd move it back to it's classic ideals and stop trying to be a semi-super car/euro-sport competitior. GM doesn't agree with you. Hence why it became a very successful race car. As for a straight line car, how good in a st...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1655

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

As a classic Vette fan... its slightly less ugh than the C7 but still doesn't look or feel "Vette" to me. Give me a C2, C3 or a C5 anyday (or even a C4 or C6... if i must) over either. The C8 looks more like a Camaro redesign than a Vette... better yet call it the new Trans-Am, revive that...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

Reserved first class seats and higher being reserved on trains has been common for a very long time as has been said. In fact i don't remember if I've ever traveled unreserved on a train in First on VIA except once when the computers were down, even then everyone pretty much did their assigned seat....

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 35
Views: 4281

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

71--78 they had the one 747-127 N601BN, but in 78 they leased 3 and and bought another -100 used, then it just went up from there until 81 when they were dumped off except 3 (the original -127, a -227B and an SP) that lived until the shutdown. BN's 747s (actually delivered) by entry date: N601BN, 74...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

Actually... I'll try one last try for now...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

I'm not up to this... I give up until I have the patience to deal with re-learning.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

https://imgur.com/uIZOtWJ

Worth trying or? Still trying to get a idea of calibrating colors and sharpness for here.
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Trying something new...

https://imgur.com/uIZOtWJ

Worth trying or? Still trying to get a idea of calibrating colors and sharpness for here.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7632

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

Any update on WN to Toronto?... BUF. Except for very rare exceptions, it is unlikely someone from Toronto would drive to Buffalo to fly to the United States. (The reasons why have been hashed about this site for a decade so I won't repeat them all). Oddly enough, people here seem to forget what mad...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6595

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Because, on the few routes that need more capacity than a 777-200ER/LR, the 777-300ER can carry basically the same passenger load as a 744, with less fuel burn, more range, commonality with the 777-200 and a host of other reasons. And ETOPS is basically a non-starter for US airlines now. So why woul...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAE engine options for A320 NEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

Re: Why no IAE engine options for A320 NEO?

You need to remember International Aero-Engines (IAE) is not an independent engine company, it's an alliance between Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce.

Pratt makes the PW1000G.

RR seems to have no real skin in this market currently.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4822

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

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Sad now...

Well I guess they got their money's worth from them. But still... :cry2:

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 14562

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

With Lithium-Ion thermal protection on those cells is very important... overheating Li-Ion cells can lead to catastrophic failure, explosion, fire, etc... It sounds like here it slipped into the gap between the cushions while "in use" (cells active, some always are even when not in use), n...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 15081

Re: Antifa Violence

Super80Fan wrote:

Yeah, by racists and violent far left anarchists.


Can someone please explain how anarchists are left wing at all? How a belief system against all law and order, organized government or social welfare is any wing at all?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2572

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

JAL, ANA and Korean all got 777-300s with PW4000s, with most still active.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 36
Views: 11800

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
The 747s that were seen in Eastern's livery were in fact leased from Pan Am.


And one 747-238B fully painted but never delivered from QANTAS... N371EA/VH-EBD

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

Correct me if im wrong but it doesn't seem to be lined up with the door, but 2-3 meters aft of it? And I don't think BRU has any double jetways?

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5311

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Gas stoves are inferior to electric stoves. Electric stoves are safer, more reliable, simpler, and are better for the environment. Umm... For modern applicances... Simpler is actually false, they are very similar except the heating element vs burner... Which are about the same in complexity. They b...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

Ok, so brought up shadows and black level a bit...

https://imgur.com/wHkr1ef

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

Ok trying a different angle for C-GKTA, seemed too dark on my first viewing but processed the .NEF file and it was much better...

https://imgur.com/oLCclKL

Still not sure how to get a good center on a plane like a Dash 8?

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by northstardc4m
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved
Replies: 11
Views: 2279

Re: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved

Well... I wonder what this will mean for the First Air/Summit ARJ service? My guess is it will end (the ARJ will be replaced by 737-300 services)? I don't like this personally... fares up in the far north are really high already, they are just going to go up more from this... I wonder if Air North w...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 110
Views: 12496

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

I can't update my email address. I realised I wasn't getting screener emails today so I checked and my email address for some reason was one I have not used in a decade and know I've changed... Tried to change it, but when I do the email confirmation I get a 404 error. Missed screener email because ...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Nah... basketball doesn't have fans in Canada... Mwahahahaha They are estimating OVER 2 million people along the parade route. Sucks if you were flying Porter today! WE THE NORTH https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/be0ef7bd7aec0313017a38dc193ee388.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL Congrats, you’re a badass. Point to any post where I said ...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Let me make this simple for you: Injuries are part of the game, PERIOD. You are the one conflating everything else If you can't accept that people get injured, stop watching sports. I never said they were all equal, I said they all deserve respect for their abilities and achievements. Also I have a ...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Who's said he was... No you are making assumptions. My favorite player btw is Pascal Siakam, who I've watched come up via the Raptors 905. The fact that you are missing the point entirely to return to your assurtion over and over shows you can't call players anything close to human. You are the type...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Now you just sound like a sore loser... An injury is an injury and it's part of the sport of basketball ( or any really ) and any claim otherwise is an insult to all the players who play the game. Saying this player was less important to that team than that player is to this team is nothing less tha...

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