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by bgm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 55
Views: 9299

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

United1 wrote:
You wouldn’t know they were an old aircraft if you stepped on board on.


You certainly would once you take off. The cabin & engine noise are much louder than the 787. Not to mention the 1980s era lavs (unless UA replaced those with new ones?)

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by bgm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC2400 with A7-ACK?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: AC2400 with A7-ACK?

QR are leasing 2 A330s (A7-ACI/ACK) for the summer. Royal Air Maroc are also leasing a B77W (A7-BEC).

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by bgm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

She also committed fraud by marrying her brother but that's another story. Um, source or proof please? It can probably be found along with Obama's Kenyan birth certificate, right? :spin: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ilhan-omar-marry-brother/ It's funny how it's only black people holding public...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112263

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

The N406NA is not assigned, just reserved according to the FAA database Flightradar24 says it's N406AN, which is in line with the other A21N for AA.... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n406an https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=406NA Hopefully you can te...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 48
Views: 11260

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

a320fan wrote:
What will be interesting is if others cease flights, And why it's only for seven days.


Probably to reassess the situation and cancel further flights if necessary.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112263

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n406an
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Boof02671 wrote:
The N406NA is not assigned, just reserved according to the FAA database


Flightradar24 says it's N406AN, which is in line with the other A21N for AA....

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n406an

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by bgm
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 73
Views: 2250

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

He is trying to show his bad ass You mean this one? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDDzrqZU0AAYQuV.jpg There's no way the US will start a war with Iran, only because it would reflect badly on Trump. There are plenty in the GOP circle who would love nothing more than to go to war with Iran. Strangely e...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9394

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

At the end what is emerging is that this brainless campaign against QR/IG was conceived by AA and UA while DL was in only because it suited them, but they do not care enough to face a meeting with their counterparts in front of the president. It is no coincidence that the best managed company is th...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9394

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basical...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9394

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

American Airlines CEO Issues Statement Following White House Meeting with President Trump https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/american-airlines-ceo-issues-statement-following-white-house-meeting-with-president-trump.html So a big fat nothing burger. Just more whining by AA & UA? Looks lik...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9394

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The PBGC is funded by fees on the defined benefit plans and stocks issued by the companies, not tax dollars. The PBGC is not a full government agency it’s like semi-public. I dealt with as a IAM rep and as a collector of a terminated pension. Ask yourself this: without the protection of chapter 11,...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9394

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

No they don’t. #1 : They explicitly took subsidies in the form of loan guarantees from the Federal Govt as recently as 2002. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries the airports must operate as a business. That is not the case ...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

What did The Donald actually say? "Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how...." Funny how the left never mentions the "come back" part. As usual they purposely take it out of context an...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Since when is a nationality racist? If I told an Englishman who spoke out against Obama to back home that’d be racist? You lot have just debased to word to mean nothing except to smear anyone who isn’t on your political reservation. Except it wasn't. It wasn't said to an Englishman. It was only sai...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Em...if people don’t like it here, they can go back to where they came from, regardless how long they’ve been here family wise. That’s not racist. These four are constantly complaining about America. Hell, they were calling Pelosi a racist a couple of weeks ago. This is nothing but more drama on th...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Trump supporters care less about feelings and more about what is actually going on around us. They can disagree with his words, his mannerisms, how he behaves publicly. None of that matters. What matters are results. As long as the economy keeps humming he gets re-elected. And what results are thos...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

A little over a year ago the MSM and many posters here were aggressively promoting the false narrative that Judge Kavanaugh was a roofie dropping gang rapist in order to get Trump. It didn’t work. Because it was based on a lie. How do you know it was a lie? There is no concrete evidence either way....

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Em...if people don’t like it here, they can go back to where they came from, regardless how long they’ve been here family wise. That’s not racist. These four are constantly complaining about America. Hell, they were calling Pelosi a racist a couple of weeks ago. This is nothing but more drama on th...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

I do not belong to a political party and have voted for as many Democrats as Republicans and Trump was a Democrat not too long ago. The fact that you tolerate Omar's anti semitism and her respect for Al Queada and Pressley's actual racist statement ("no more black faces that don't want to be a...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

I was wondering what happened to the other thread on trump his tweets on the 4 apparently foreign congresswomen. I was waiting on a response to my post and then poof, it was gone. I posted a thread about this a few days ago but it got deleted once again, without any explanation - thanks mods! :sarc...

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by bgm
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11949

Re: Delta at LHR

https://static.routesonline.com/images/cached/upload-19809-standard-868x560.jpg https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2012/11/07/10/amsterdam.jpg Heathrow’s third runway is here in Amsterdam, says Schiphol airport DL operates around 150 weekly rotations to Heathrow's Third Runw...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1920

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Max Q wrote:
The A380 is without question the biggest commercial failure in civil aviation


By what metric did you come to that conclusion? It’s sold more than the 747-8, and several others on the list.

OP, please explain your reasoning for the ordering the aircraft on your list. It makes no sense.

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35244

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The 737 MAX illustrates exactly what is wrong with Boeing’s safety culture.

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 124811

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. There i...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35244

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Nothing wrong with their Safety culture other than letting "Bean counters" Determine they can get the SAME safety with Low PAID personnel by Out sourcing it! You're contradicting yourself there, by saying there's nothing wrong with their safety culture, except what is precisely wrong with...

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by bgm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 124811

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Today marks 4 months since the FAA grounded the MAX. It was one of the last agencies to do so.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3435

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

TTailedTiger wrote:
I have no use for such backwards nations. Who wants to go to a country where you are in constant fear?


Why are you bringing up the US? This topic is about Saudi Arabia.

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5084

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few ...

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5084

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

DL717 wrote:
T18 wrote:
So Flash mob at Area 51. Got it. Also are Flash Mobs still a thing in 2019?


Probably more like a rave.


Rave? Are we back in the 1990s now?

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by bgm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2669

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

Yet another 737 runway overrun.. shocked, I tell you, shocked.. :duck:

Looks like the runway was quite wet. Wonder if there was a strong tail/crosswind?

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 124811

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So it seems likely that the MAX won’t be flying for the remainder of 2019? Ouch.

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19412

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

Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX. Indeed. To order such a dubious aircraft would require some serious discounts. The A320NEO is currently flying all over the world. The 737 MAX is just filling up parking lots with lots of angry customers. Not so long ago, Airbus had quite a glider collect...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19412

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

enilria wrote:
Ironic reasons given the mess with the MAX.


Indeed. To order such a dubious aircraft would require some serious discounts.

The A320NEO is currently flying all over the world. The 737 MAX is just filling up parking lots with lots of angry customers.

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12982

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Nothing happened to the passengers. Therefore there are no damages to claim. How many times does this need to be said for you to believe it? Good grief. Just because no incident happened that’s A-OK? They put passengers AT RISK. It’s all about intent . At least in the legal sense. Then the plaintif...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12982

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Even if one was to accept this most straw-clutching reach of logic, can you point out the damage caused to these plaintiffs in this action? Sure. They continued to allow an unsafe aircraft to fly, even after the rest of the world grounded it. They were putting profit before safety. Doesn’t take a g...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12982

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

The $1m per aircraft penalty for sim training was pretty prohibitive, don’t you think? Not that I’m denying Boeing’s culpability, but to say that Southwest had no effect in the mess the MAX is in now is being either obtuse or dishonest. Even if one was to accept this most straw-clutching reach of l...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12982

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

WN have had a huge influence in the development of the various 737s, which has resulted in the extreme grandfathering/limitations implemented by Boeing. The most obvious one being the prohibition of sim training resulting in the need for MCAS. WN did not prohibit sim training, they just reflected t...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12982

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Probably brought by the same people who are going to storm area 51 in a few days. They have about as good a chance of seeing some aliens as they do being taken seriously on their collusion allegations. Why are you in so much denial About Boeing’s obvious negligence? WN have had a huge influence in ...

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by bgm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 124811

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You only need to ask one simple question: Would those two aircraft have crashed if they were NGs. The answer is obviously a resounding NO, which leads us right back to the point of Max airworthiness. It stands to reason the Max with MCAS V1.0 should never have been certified to operate commercial s...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13512

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

The Nanny State claims another victim. That was one of the redeeming qualities about flying through ATL. Victims are those who have to deal with smokers. :checkmark: This. And anyone around them. Go move to Tunisia or China. I have a friend who always says, "There is only one good thing about ...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13512

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Super80Fan wrote:
It's 2019 and people still voluntarily smoke?


Exactly. Disgusting habit, which has no place in an airport.

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by bgm
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13521

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don’t forget in the US, they have the added bonus of allowing people to put their luggage under the seats at over wing emergency exits. No other country permits this. You made this same declaration in a thread in 2013 https://www.airliners.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=21497375. He...

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by bgm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

Florida Man, is that you AGAIN?

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by bgm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13521

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don’t forget in the US, they have the added bonus of allowing people to put their luggage under the seats at over wing emergency exits. No other country permits this.

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by bgm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3320

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

This is like fining a bank for being robbed at gunpoint - effectively robbing BA twice. And let's be honest, if whatever government bureaucrat decreed this fine actually knew how to protect a network better than BA, who they accused of being incompetent, they would no longer be a government bureauc...

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by bgm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2442

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Magog wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
If our current President is cheering for other than the USA, that is wrong.

He isn’t. The video is a parody. What isn’t a parody is that Trump has more women family members as top advisers than Obama, Bush, or Clinton.


Fixed that for ya. You're welcome.

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by bgm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7803

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

This is what Trump is good at - trolling the left. Trump: “Let’s celebrate our country and honor the military.” Leftists: “Let’s not!” That’ll win us back Ohio. Except Trump isn’t doing that. He’s using the July 4th celebrations as a political rally. Get his fan base all pumped up, while he holds k...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

Okay, forget the quick drying cement controversy... Still assault whether it had cement in it or not. But, besides that, they also bludgeoned a man in the head with a crow bar... Is this funny to you as well? It was a nerf bar - and that is funny... That must be why he needed 25 stitches... The vid...

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by bgm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48852990 The organisers of a so-called "straight pride" parade in Boston have claimed to be victims of terrorism after receiving envelopes full of glitter. Three members of Super Happy Fun America called the authorities over envelopes filled with a "...

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by bgm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7803

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Democrats have been trying to tell the country there is a problem with homeless for years..... Really? I only ever see them advocate for illegal aliens while at the same time we can't properly deal with the droves of homeless people who live predominantly in Democratic cities. Been to Maxine Waters...

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