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by solarflyer22
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293318

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

... Lots of departures from IKA had similar routes that morning, with the same right turn towards the base, speed rising, and ascent "fluctuating". Those flights were not shot down, so why PS752? It appears air defenses were told early morning is when usually cruise missiles would show up...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293318

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There is a FOG of war at the moment. Its not really clear from the video that's even a 737. Having said that, air defenses are around IKA and its plausible someone shot at it by accident. I doubt they'd do it on purpose. RIP

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by solarflyer22
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 13841

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

I can sympathize with OP's point of view but I would make 1 comment. Russia definitely does some bad things but I would say 99.9% of what they do is in response to something stupid the US did and its also something we do. Take elections for example, yes, they interfered and propagandize. So does Isr...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels
Replies: 63
Views: 2382

Re: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels

I hope YouTube down rates them, pulls ads and forces them onto their own FauxNews network. Faux News is in reality a "conservative culture network" devoid of most news. If that's what dumb people in Mericuh want, that's fine but tha'ts not what most people and/or advertisers are interested...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan
Replies: 53
Views: 2375

Re: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan

Trump has reversed course ; somebody must have explained some geopolitical realities to him. U.S. Scales Back Plan to Create Syria Border Force After Turkey Objects to Kurdish Role https://www.wsj.com/articles/syria-threatens-to-shoot-down-turkish-jets-amid-border-tensions-1516292026 BTW solarflyer...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan
Replies: 53
Views: 2375

Re: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan

This has nothing to do with the Kurds or IS directly. Your analysis ignores what Tillerson just said today. They want to "diminish Iranian influence" in Syria and topple Assad. They mythological land corridor between Iran and Hezbollah/Assad is what they want to cut off (doesn't really exi...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

It doesn't strike you as odd that both American made CPUs have an enormous vulnerability that are around 22 years old? That these vulnerabilities could be used to expose the Kernel and essentially anything the CPU is doing circumventing security at the firmware, OS and application level? That no vi...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 29
Views: 1247

Re: Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

It doesn't strike you as odd that both American made CPUs have an enormous vulnerability that are around 22 years old? That these vulnerabilities could be used to expose the Kernel and essentially anything the CPU is doing circumventing security at the firmware, OS and application level? That no vir...

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by solarflyer22
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widespread Protests in Iran
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Widespread Protests in Iran

These protests have been very different from past ones and even for a Persian speaking Iranian as I am, its been hard to follow. I will say that although I am vehemently against US foreign policy, the US could play a positive role. The USA sat out the 1999 and 2009 protests (under Democratic preside...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 9766

Re: House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

The action, if taken, could apply to U.S. supplied components. Since Airbus uses U.S. built parts they could be affected. And I think there are many who believe that Iran is already breaching the treaty. Breaching the treaty? Its an agreement, not a treaty. The IAEA certifies it each quarter and it...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 6473

Re: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims

I hope they do. If anything they're going to radicalize their muslims like they do with everyone elses. The real irony is they wont let Qatar fly in, a tribe they are distantly related too.

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by solarflyer22
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31504

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

I'm surprised this hasn't happened more often. https://www.sxm-talks.com/the-daily-herald/breaking-news-woman-dies-after-jet-blast-at-airport/ Me too. Either that or someone throws/launches something unsafe at the aircraft. Eventually, it will just be closed I suspect. A 737 is not that powerful ei...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?
Replies: 17
Views: 4065

Re: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?

Because the larger Iranian carriers have had their growth artificially stunted by the inability to source new frames so others have seen an opportunity to start operations. Didn't the embargo apply to larger and small carriers alike? Inability to source new planes is rather an obstacle to starting ...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament

I've been by the Iranian Parliament actually and its a very secure facility and I was quite shocked at the news. It has a 5 meter high fence, bollards and armed security. You can find the videos on LiveLeak. Its kind of amazing they entered a active parliament session and only a 7 people were killed...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Keep Me in Your Thoughts
Replies: 66
Views: 6055

Re: Please Keep Me in Your Thoughts

https://youtu.be/p5mmFPyDK_8
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Good luck. You can't lift heavy things ever again and buy a back brace post op to keep you straight. If you need some inspiration, here's some:

https://youtu.be/p5mmFPyDK_8

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by solarflyer22
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 2268

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

http://www.sears.com/search=coffee%20percolators
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A Percolator is a great way to brew a quick cup too though not very common. Sears has a good selection actually. Some are even Made in USA (GASP)

http://www.sears.com/search=coffee%20percolators

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by solarflyer22
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas
Replies: 99
Views: 4186

Re: Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas

Apparently the shooter is a former ATC Controller. That's gotta hurt some Anetters out there. There are some true ignorants on these forums so I can't say I am surprised though.

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by solarflyer22
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas
Replies: 99
Views: 4186

Re: Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas

Very sad and he was working with Garmin on their digital avionics in Kansas so all you GA pilots were certainly benefiting from the work he was doing. Its just amazing to me that 1, you go into a bar possibly seeing people DRINKING ALCOHOL, 2, presume they are Muslim anyway, then mistake Indians for...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How fair are the laws in Israel
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: How fair are the laws in Israel

Elor Azara a medic in the Israeli force, who suppose to help injured people, with cold blood shoots a Palestinian already injured,disarmed and kills him. The fair laws in Israel sentences him to only 18 months of prison, only, in the same time Palestinian children get up to 3.5 years for throwing a...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How fair are the laws in Israel
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: How fair are the laws in Israel

I'm glad you posted this SOBHI and I've watched this case since I saw the shooting on LiveLeak.com in its unedited format. It kind of confirms my views as I will outline below. 1) The lack of US media coverage of the result was predictable and biased. It should have been front and center but like mo...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 3189

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

Not being American, I don't understand why is the loan interest so exorbitantly high. Surely for education loans the goal is not to make huge profits, is it not? I can't figure that out either. It was 4-5% for most of the past 30 years. All of a sudden its sky rocketed while tuition prices escalate...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Administration Lied About Russia Contacts
Replies: 44
Views: 1842

Re: Administration Lied About Russia Contacts

Of course they lied. They didnt realize it was illegal for them to talk to Russia in the first place (I didnt know it was illegal either btw) and when they got called out on it, they lied. This will be the first of many times they have lied and I am hoping Flynn gets fired for making sanctions promi...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Ban is Trump's Second Best Liked EO
Replies: 51
Views: 2029

Re: Travel Ban is Trump's Second Best Liked EO

Most of America is ok with ditching the immigration process and being the so called "Leader of the Free World" too in my unsubstantiated opinion. The need for mass immigration has long passed. This was a relic from the 1800s. Iran is about 50% of the ban's Visas and the problem with lettin...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

Trump is an international embarrassment to the United States and will go down in history as one of the worst presidents this country has ever had at the helm. The EO and it’s implementation is a disgrace and will do nothing to enhance the security of the country. Fortunately, a federal judge in Was...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

Your friend who is a UK and Iranian national can still enter the United States on his UK passport. Similarly if Mo Farrah has a UK passport he can enter the United States on that. Wrong. Of course. It goes by nationality, not by the passport you use. Best regards Thomas Nope for dual citizens it go...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon
Replies: 62
Views: 2594

Re: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon

Bannon has no business being in the principals meeting let alone cutting out the joint chief of staff. He's doing this to push a war and wants to silence opposition. Like Bush, its clear whoever gets Trump to do his bidding, is whoever talks to him last. Thats how Cheney suckered W into invading Ira...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon
Replies: 62
Views: 2594

Re: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon

Bannon has no business being in the principals meeting let alone cutting out the joint chief of staff. He's doing this to push a war and wants to silence opposition. Like Bush, its clear whoever gets Trump to do his bidding, is whoever talks to him last. Thats how Cheney suckered W into invading Ira...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon
Replies: 62
Views: 2594

Re: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon

Bannon has no business being in the principals meeting let alone cutting out the joint chief of staff. He's doing this to push a war and wants to silence opposition. Like Bush, its clear whoever gets Trump to do his bidding, is whoever talks to him last. Thats how Cheney suckered W into invading Ira...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27139

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

Mahan Air has already been sanctioned by the USA and EU for its role in aiding the Bashar Hafez al-Assad regime. I would suspect that this plane is being acquired because it could fly nonstop from DAM to CCS without any real penalty, and that its belly cargo capability could be used for some pretty...

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by solarflyer22
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

Your friend who is a UK and Iranian national can still enter the United States on his UK passport. Similarly if Mo Farrah has a UK passport he can enter the United States on that. UK back tracked and said ask the US embassy in London. They apparently have a verbal agreement to let in UK/Iran dual n...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon
Replies: 62
Views: 2594

Re: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon

Removing the DNI is basically crazy. Thats the only person that gets both FBI and CIA information directly at a high level. Bannon is a journalist but they want a loyalist in their I suppose. They are going to start a war. Just wait and see. Possibly multiple wars. Thats when the protests will turn ...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

Iran is already a sanctioned country, U.S. citizens already have to purchase a ticket on a non-Iranian carrier to travel into Iran, If Pellegrine has a diplomatic visa, NATO VISAS, C-2 VISA G-1,G-2,G-3, and G-4 visas which are typically issued for international organizations traveling to work he ca...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

That's true but citing something from the guy that called ISIS "JV League" isn't worth much. There is also no ISIS presence in Iran which is 90% Shiite anyway. If this were addressing ISIS, which is supposed to be the plan, you can't leave nearly all of the Arabs states and Pakistan out. E...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/28/unhcr-speaks-donald-trump-suspends-us-refugee-program/ US PASSPORT HOLDERS DO NOT GO TO IRAN OR TRANSIT. YOU WILL NOT BE SENT BACK, YOU WILL BE JAILED. Yea, that's bullsh-t. I always get my US visa news from UK newspapers based upon vague "reports&quo...

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by solarflyer22
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27139

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

I'm glad they are getting something via Iran instead of Russia's old planes. I don't see why these people should be forced to flee by dinghies instead of by plane. If they use it for passenger service surely it will save someone.

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11343

VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

I'm surprised no one has brought this up but the USA is already turning away VISA holders based on yesterday's Presidential directive on extreme vetting of Muslim Refugees and VISA holders from entering or transiting the USA. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Sudan DON'T LEAVE THE USA IF ...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US is no longer a full democracy, EIU warns
Replies: 48
Views: 1734

Re: US is no longer a full democracy, EIU warns

I believe oligarchy would be the best term to use. Agreed. I've always said between campaign financing, gerrymandering, slanted media coverage, only 2 parties, electoral college voting...the US isnt really that democratic. You can sort of tell they know because when they've occupied Japan, Germany,...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For The Record
Replies: 31
Views: 1293

Re: For The Record

Don't forget to tag that 4.7% with the 94,500,000 folks who are no longer participating in the labor force because they can't get a job. Let's not forget roughly 93% of the move in the stock market was thanks to the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing. what was that total on the taxpayers again? ...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye President Obama..........and THANK YOU !!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1976

Re: Goodbye President Obama..........and THANK YOU !!!!

Goodbye President Obama. Yourself and your family appear to be genuine nice people. I hope I will run into you somewhere somehow. I wish you the very best. You have done some really good work for a more peaceful world to live in. Thank you. Because the world looks so much more peaceful? Nevermind t...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 5819

Re: The illegitimate president

Considering Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million, I can't see why you would blame Russia for the loss. Its actually the flawed, undemocratic, illegitimate system of the electoral college that you should be blaming. There were only around 100 million votes cast in total so a system tha...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rubio/Cruz/Heller threaten to cut diplomatic security if US emb isn't moved to Jerusalem
Replies: 57
Views: 2769

Re: Rubio/Cruz/Heller threaten to cut diplomatic security if US emb isn't moved to Jerusalem

This is basically fratricide. I am shocked that this kind of behavior is even slightly tolerable in the US. He should be impeached the moment he espouses actually threatening his own citizens.

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A discussion of Russia
Replies: 107
Views: 4506

Re: A discussion of Russia

The alliance's publicly stated goal is 2.0%. The vast majority of members spend less that 2.0% of their GDP on their defense budget. About half are at or below the pathetic mark of 1.0%.

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A discussion of Russia
Replies: 107
Views: 4506

Re: A discussion of Russia

I agree but its been clear the USA actually has no global strategy long term. It wants to dominate the world to some extent and declare any particular state or leader (esp Iran and Russia) either good or bad but doesn't actually invest the time and money to do something about it.They wanted to toppl...

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by solarflyer22
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2017
Replies: 246
Views: 26987

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2017

I'm surprised there is enough interest to keep this thread going monthly.I don't know of any aviation market facing as much turmoil as Turkey at the moment. There is no economic stability, political stability or good news forthcoming. In the past year there's been an attempted coup detat, terrorist ...

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by solarflyer22
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your predictions for 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: What are your predictions for 2017

I think it will be another tough year with maybe a slight improvement over 2016. I think you might see some minor improvements in the economy in the US and small improvements in Syria, Iraq. I dont think Obamacare will be repealed just yet. Perhaps made optional with no penalty for no coverage. I sa...

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by solarflyer22
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?
Replies: 39
Views: 1759

Re: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?

Abandoned oil rig? OK, they are prepared to burn off unwanted fumes. That gives some safety. Though I think those platforms lack in available room and accomodation quality. Still think a cruise ship, bigger and more "accomodating" than ever before would be a perfect fit _and_ would provid...

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by solarflyer22
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debbie Reynolds passes away....
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Debbie Reynolds passes away....

Savage just savage. She was a real hollywood icon of her time and there are not many left from that generation.

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by solarflyer22
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Scaling Back Ties After UN Vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2427

Re: Israel Scaling Back Ties After UN Vote

As an Iranian American engineer who was raised in Iran, all I can say is the US will never be the deciding factor on nukes for Iran. Much like the Hostage Crisis, the US is not in control. When the Iranian people mobilize, it is like the revolution of 1979, they will all work together in a way and ...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Scaling Back Ties After UN Vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2427

Re: Israel Scaling Back Ties After UN Vote

It will only get ugly if Iran ramps it up. As Bibi said in his UN speech couple of years back. The are not going to be allowed to possess nuclear weapons. They better listen, come Jan 20th we won't have a passive, rich hating community organizer that sympathizes with Terrorists anymore. It is exclu...

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by solarflyer22
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Scaling Back Ties After UN Vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2427

Re: Israel Scaling Back Ties After UN Vote

They can't stop building settlements because of the right of return policy, as long as that's still running they will be forever running out of land. Israel will be a thorn in the side of peace in the Middle East for as long as the US keeps supporting them. They don't need the settlements to house ...

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