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by Newark727
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

"Bomb cyclone" makes it sound way more badass than it actually is.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms

Based on all that's happened so far, do people here think some kind of shooting war will really occur ? I honestly just don't see it. I think by this time in February we'll be having a chuckle at how hysterical everybody became over this. I'll say it again, Russia has completely lost the element of...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 20
Views: 745

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

So, everyone is kinda ok with this? What if a president said he would only nominate a white female? Or, a black male? Or a Hispanic, transgendered person? How about an gay, white male? We’re all ok with limiting the pool of potential Supreme Court justices for political reasons? Disgusting. The mos...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored Olympic 747 tips on tail due snow in Athens
Replies: 54
Views: 8223

Re: Stored Olympic 747 tips on tail due snow in Athens

I think "abandoned" may be a better descriptor than "stored" in this case.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 50
Views: 1851

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

Why yes, let's use election results as a proxy for whether one influential man is guilty or innocent. Surely there is no way this can go wrong.

It approaches an outright admission that, as long as the Republican party is in power, Donald Trump is above the law.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5865

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/us/politics/us-russia-ukraine-war.html I would like to quote a line from the article: "the reality is clear: Ukraine is so corrupt, and its grasp of democracy is so tenuous, that no one expects it to be accepted for NATO membership in the next decade or two.&...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 50
Views: 1851

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

TDS doesn't work that way. It's ok it's something to latch on to so you don't have to accept what is coming this November. If Republicans wanted people to talk about something else besides Trump, why haven't they taken any of the dozens of perfectly reasonable opportunities to put him behind them? ...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 50
Views: 1851

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

Before anyone goes crying "political witch-hunt!" I would like to remind everyone that before 2012, Trump was a completely apolitical sleaze. He was already hated by the entire city of New York for reasons completely unrelated to his presidency long before he decided to run, because he'd p...

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5865

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

I think that Russia named Bulgaria and Romania as the countries that they don't want in NATO due to their relative anonymity. If they had started with Poland and Hungary or Czechia/Slovakia, there would've been a loud "hell no" from everyone. Small bites first... Nah, in the true traditio...

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5865

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60099924 So this guy says what many are thinking in that what Russia is doing is just a bluff to extract concessions and improve their standing on the world stage and he gets canned over it. "He added that the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 201...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5865

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

This is a good point. I was coming more from the angle that Ukraine is universally regarded as a real country, while Taiwan is not (which is hugely significant). But you are very right that Taiwan has a well trained, well funded defensive force with some good strategic advantages. I don’t know how ...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5865

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

And it goes without saying that China will view it as even easier to take Taiwan back, which is hardly a real country in the first place. I do not think many will die; I see these as bloodless takeovers. And Biden will let it happen. On the contrary, Taiwan is a much tougher nut to crack than Ukrai...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds
Replies: 56
Views: 2739

Re: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Oh, I’ll bet that will be fun refueling off the pony drogue! It wasn’t easy in F-100. Not to mention the flow rate is barely more than the burn.


Curious if you ever refueled off a KC-97?

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

What they don’t expect is for one party — be it Republican or Democrat — to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet. The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this cham...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Group forms cargo JV; to operate A321P2F
Replies: 19
Views: 3492

Re: JAL Group forms cargo JV; to operate A321P2F

Cool to see another taker for the A321P2F.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds
Replies: 56
Views: 2739

Re: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds

Someone's eating all their fish. And who knows what kind of shenanigans go on in their slice of Antarctica. It's shocking they only had a fleet of one to begin with, even four doesn't really cut it given the coverage requirements. A larger fleet of smaller biz jet platforms might be more cost effec...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5865

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

ItnStln wrote:
Without what?


An empire, I guess. Though my take would be that for Russia historically, controlling the largest geographic area hasn't always coincided with the actual strength of the government.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk report

Cool to see the A-4 still getting work after all this time!

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 95
Views: 17249

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

I get what they're going for, but the new logo just kind of doesn't look like anything. Also they better not do plain white + colored tail, getting really sick of those.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

demanding forms of ID that white voters are more likely to have I find it ironic and downright hypocritical that the same people who yell that our health care system should be like Canada's don't share the same thoughts on their Voter ID. To vote in federal elections you have to Identity yourself t...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

How are Black and Brown Americans being blocked access to the polls? Oh, lots of ways! Drawing new legislative districts to make minority votes count less, purging voter rolls for no good reason, moving or closing polling places in minority communities, demanding forms of ID that white voters are m...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1404

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

The filibuster is garbage. We've already decided that judicial appointments and budgets are too important to be filibustered, and impeachment and treaties require a larger majority already per the Constitution. So what's it for? What gets blocked? What legislation is so darned important to the digni...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 91
Views: 3262

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I'm just glad I got to see Arizona's ex-DL 777. :D

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10297

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

You have to get over that, Crimea is Russian territory now, just like it should have been at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It should never have been part of Ukraine. The real question must be asked why would Russia invade Ukraine, what benefits are there in invading? I don’t know any Russians w...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6601

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Systems

Installing systems for a third party perhaps?

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

He was tone deaf. For the media to think Republicans will allow him to be a candidate again is also being tone deaf. Er... how do they stop him? Who defeats Trump in a primary? Believe me, I'd like it just as much as you, but I don't see any mechanism for it at this early stage, barring Trump himse...

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 315
Views: 34358

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Bigb: Is there any concern about the dry ice producing enough carbon dioxide to cause breathing difficulties in the crew, procedures to prevent same? (Maybe that's the reason for the packs on high?) I'm thinking of that father and son who died a couple of years ago when they loaded their van up wit...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this scaffolding for? (LAX)
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

What is this scaffolding for? (LAX)

I was shooting photos from Imperial Hill at LAX the other day, and there seemed to be this... thingamajig... next to the international terminal. (No, not the 787, the cargo container, or the truck.) I would've guessed that it has to do with a construction project but there's nothing else around ther...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1893

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

bohica wrote:
When I was around 4 or 5 years old, I thought when you flush the toilet in the lavatory, everything went out of the bottom of the airplane and just went splat on the ground.


I believe there are several different urban legends that exist on this basis. :D

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1893

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

Whenever I see the airline code "FR," my brain always says Frontier (F9) instead of Ryanair.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Like I've said before, I didn't vote for Trump either time (Gary Johnson in 2016 and Biden in 2020) and consider the rioters in Washington as treasonous but I still don't think that they were "armed to the teeth". They had improvised weapons. The person who I responded to also said that t...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Because impeachments the Speaker of the House previously pursued were not exactly in keeping with the standards of practice and jurisprudence observed heretofore? Trump and his allies have been complaining of horribly biased and partisan investigations against him continuously since before he even ...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

This is very precisely put. What gets me is that I do not see or understand the motivation. Why do the GOP want to remove democracy? No one gets a better life. Why do people want a country or a society with harsh gradients and inequality? It makes everyone’s lifes unsafe and miserable. I guess I ju...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 9344

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

Here in NY, there's usually a railroad emergency number and location identifier posted by crossings. Don't know if they have that in Cali. They do, but this might have unfolded too quickly for much to be done with that. I've been to Whiteman Airport; the tracks run parallel with the runway there, s...

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Why, exactly, are we even talking about BLM and antifa? There's no reason to bring them up but to suggest at an equivalence - "their side does it too." Factually, this claim falls apart in detail - there's no great similarity to the Capitol rioters in either movement's motives or methods. ...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Peacekeepers" flying to Kazakhstan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: Russian

Putin's behavior the last few years would be very familiar to the 19th-century Tsars - sending the Russian Army over the border in as "policemen" to quell uprisings against some autocrat or another. It worked... for a while.

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 10910

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Spacepope wrote:
Well that doesn’t look good for the airframe.


Given that it's a Tu-204 its value may have just increased. :duck:

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Not a Republican, but I think Biden won pretty convincingly. Not by a lot, but he won. As for people refusing to believe it, guess what. The number of Democrats who denied Trump's lawful election in Jan 2018 was probably also 70%. Have we forgotten that already? Uncomfortable memory? Meanwhile, in ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Isn't that kind of the problem right there? Why is it so damn important to keep the crazies happy? It's election turnout, I didn't create it. Primaries are very fringe and the hard liners turn out and factor into who wins. Then you move back to the middle for the general. Don't look at me I want a ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

This whole "you didn't disavow it so you can't lead" stuff is lame. Many members of the GOP have disowned it I mean the numbers kind of speak for themselves. You get what, 10 of 200 congressmen and three or four senators willing to go on the record? And every one of them has been spurned ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. The Republicans had more th...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

Plenty of the protestors last summer were violent. Not "overthrow the government" violent but just as threatening in their own way. The comparison with the protests in summer 2020 is actually very instructive. "Defund the police" gained zero traction at the national level, and e...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html

Tugg
To some, every person not named Trump is a RINO. Not that I like Cruz...


Nobody likes Cruz.
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johns624 wrote:
Tugger wrote:
I do love how Cruz is getting pwned over his statement. The Right loves to eat its own.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html

Tugg
To some, every person not named Trump is a RINO. Not that I like Cruz...


Nobody likes Cruz.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

The bellicosity and access to power of the far right in American politics is, for the moment, unique. You don't need to condemn the far left at the same time - in fact it's better if you don't - because there simply isn't a comparable amount of weight behind it. AOC and Bernie can bend at best a sli...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" time stamp
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: "Moments ago" time stamp

Oh my goodness! This solved a problem that's been bugging me for years!

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 327
Views: 15596

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

TriJets wrote:
If you want to see scary, you should look inside an ER or ICU right now...


I have nothing but respect for the doctors, nurses, and techs who are dealing with this head on right now. Stay strong.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9067

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump made one of his gravest errors in just sitting there and not acting to shut this riot down. Though I don't consider it an insurrection and more of a riot it should have been dealt with swiftly and with more deadly force. Any lawmaker D or R should be protected. If unauthorized individuals bre...

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 315
Views: 34358

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

So here's a question for the experts in here: where is Longtail Aviation actually from? I mean yeah, their planes are registered in Bermuda, but so are everybody's, where do they actually base their airplanes and have their offices?

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