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by Newark727
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Tactical Tanker
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: USAF Tactical Tanker

My vaguely formed impression from the last few years was that we needed bigger tankers, not smaller ones.

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8655
Views: 613342

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Phosphorus is spot on. This is right out of the Soviet playbook from early battles against the German's advance in WWII. Mass waves to slow down the enemy. Recall an excerpt from a book that said the German machine gunners were stunned by their tactics. Just watch the first 5 minutes of the movie &...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 67
Views: 2797

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

I don't know the answer, but we simply do not have the resources to handle the current levels of immigration. Lightsaber Do we not? We're pretty much the richest society to ever exist. A far less wealthy society accepted far more people legally in the 19th century. We're on pace to creating people ...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8655
Views: 613342

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/R82938886/status/15 ... sy_Sx3D9Yw


Apparently this is a joke translation, not what he's actually saying.
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hh65man wrote:
Absolutely shocking to hear the translation, not much of any human decency among them, just unbelievable.

https://twitter.com/R82938886/status/15 ... sy_Sx3D9Yw


Apparently this is a joke translation, not what he's actually saying.

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by Newark727
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corpus Christie New Harbor Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Corpus Christie New Harbor Bridge

This may be a somewhat naive take as I'm not a structural engineer, but in this case over-designing doesn't sound like such a bad thing - you never know if it's going to be replaced on the originally intended schedule or not with US infrastructure projects. Plus the perfect hurricane could be worse ...

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 14851

Re: Deltas Old A320s

SFOThinker wrote:
Hibbing, for those unfamiliar with Minnesota geography, is in the heart of the Mesabi Iron Range, an area that has been economically depressed since the end of World War 2.


Also Bob Dylan's childhood home!

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large number of cancellations in Beijing
Replies: 29
Views: 8046

Re: Large number of cancellations in Beijing (Coup rumors)

As happy as I would be to see Winnie the Pooh gone, I feel like we'd be seeing a lot more than just cancelled flights if something was really happening.

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 67
Views: 2797

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Hey now...kicking the can down the road (or in this case, to another state) had been the GQP mantra for years. How are they doing that if you want AZ and TX to be the only states taking in the migrants and every blue state gets a pass? That's not what he said. (Also ignores the existence of Califor...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 67
Views: 2797

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Glad to see Texas and Florida boldly stepping up to the challenge of illegal immigration by making it somebody else's problem.

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 2955

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

From a US perspective the Euro may seem odd but consider a situation where each US state had their own currency. Even tiny ones such as Maryland or Rhode Island. You'd have to exchange currency every time crossing the Hudson river. It quickly becomes a major obstacle to trade and travel. Not only d...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions on Final 757 Flights in the US
Replies: 31
Views: 2198

Re: Predictions on Final 757 Flights in the US

Last 757 flight will obviously be on Delta, ca. 2072, flown by a three-armed post-nuclear mutant

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by Newark727
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5692

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Our Public Schools, which supposedly are to prepare young people for (real) life, could teach and train all children in the art of negotiating. In the US, negotiating for things at a food market is not common. And some of the most important purchases one makes in their lifetime, buying a house and ...

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by Newark727
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8655
Views: 613342

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I'll get excited when the TV stations start broadcasting Swan Lake.

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by Newark727
Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia

California has been doing this for a while. It's kind of surreal to see in action if you're not expecting it. Not too long ago one of the goat providers set up a pen in the parking lot of a local park so parents could bring their kids to pet the goats. edit: Pun not intended. That's my story and I'm...

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accentra wrote:


Should be this one:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N370BC
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... inc/rqp1vj

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 CNO-HNL
Replies: 26
Views: 4512

Re: 737-200 CNO-HNL

It's a private jet based in Texas, a very late build -200 (something like 1986.) Has done this before, though I'm not acquainted with whatever technical modifications were made alongside the VIP interior.

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bikerthai wrote:
OK people, tell me the car in the linked picture is a VW Beatle (new version).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... e-invasion

bt


Kinda looks like a Peugeot?

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1144
Views: 162746

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Lyle is KC-10 flight crew IIRC?

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2498

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Since the topic has moved off-thread, The party that has spiraled out of their collective minds is the liberals aka progressives who, having campaigned on a return to normalcy, are screaming that those who disagree with them are “fascists”; “out to end democracy” and “election deniers”. All of whic...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2498

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I’ve been extensively in both states and countries—nothing like each other. To compare the UAE to America is just silly Prejudice isn’t a good look


True. The emirs in Dubai wouldn't have let Jackson's water situation get so bad. Would scare off the tourists.

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by Newark727
Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jets gain weight? Really?
Replies: 34
Views: 3614

Re: Jets gain weight? Really?

LyleLanley wrote:
Also looked really sad when the grey paint was peeling down to reveal gloss white and blue underneath...


Since the Air Force is kinda-sorta doing retrojets now, it would be cool if they put a KC-10 back in delivery colors before they retire them.

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by Newark727
Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2498

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

When you said Gulf states, I thought you meant Alabama and Mississippi for a second. :duck:

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2022
Replies: 287
Views: 90871

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2022

Aeromexico 787-8 N965AM ferried today MEX-SBD. Not sure why though. I’m assuming some kind of maintenance? Could also be a lease return, some of AMX's 767s ended up at SBD in the past. VIP 727-200 M-STAR filed BGR-SBD 1AM - 3:55AM. Can confirm it is NOT for retirement. https://flightaware.com/live/...

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by Newark727
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8655
Views: 613342

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Pro-Russian demonstration in Cologne, Germany 9-4. https://twitter.com/i/status/1566495023625310208 Why do all these hard right wingers choose to follow failed ideologies--Confederate States of America, Nazi Germany and now Putin's Russia. Because the failure and the ideology are ultimately joined ...

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by Newark727
Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8655
Views: 613342

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What would've been even more insulting (but not doable in the real world) would be if they were just ignored, as if they didn't matter or weren't important or a threat. Eh, I'm sure it's good training for NATO navies. And moreover preserves the possibility of even greater humiliation when the decad...

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falcon 20 Freighter Deadstick Landing
Replies: 25
Views: 6198

Re: Falcon 20 Freighter Deadstick Landing

How well does a Falcon 20 glide? Good work by the crew, in any case.

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5692

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

I remember when Lexus first came out in 1990 we were not allowed to add mark-up to the MSRP, but we got around it by adding pinstripes and charging $1495 for them when our cost was about $10. Paint protection we charged $1995 for it and rarely even put it on best we did was just wax and polish it, ...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5692

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

santi319 wrote:
I really hope the banning of dealership’s tv and radio commercials is on the list. I can’t think of a single thing more annoying.


IRVINE TOYOTA... THE ULTIMATE!

YOU WON'T GET A LEMON AT TOYOTA OF ORANGE!

Still remember these ~15 years on...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5692

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Here we go again with government over reach! What happened to a free and unregulated market, the founding principles of our country? What happened to a free and unregulated market? Well, the same thing that always does. The people participating in it proved they couldn't be trusted with the respons...

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by Newark727
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

That would be very weak "kompromat" though, nobody cares about such things in France, especially if it's done discreetly. This tidbit is barely reported here, in fact. If the doc revealed he had a harem of young women he would probably go up in the polls... Obviously the dirt is that Macr...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4472

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

Florida Man strikes again! I have heard that expression but don't really get what it means. The syntax news headlines often use for stories involving Florida residents doing something bizarre or foolish (Florida man does x, Florida woman does y...) tends to mirror the classic style of naming comic-...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

They will use any side-show that Mr. Trump and his allies drum up to keep the 'fairy tale' alive. The multiple excuses, oh my god, the biggest one though, he has a 'declassification ray'. How do sane people lap it up is beyond me? When I posted that in this thread I was joking. I really hope that n...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Surprised it took this long for the gaslighting to start, really. As fascinating as this echo chamber section is, it can get exhausting posting here and I don't feel the need to much anymore because more Americans are waking up, IMO. Yes, it's odd how few Republicans there are in this thread, isn't...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Surprised it took this long for the gaslighting to start, really.

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by Newark727
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4472

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

LCDFlight wrote:
cskok8 wrote:
I thought he was trying to turn a few tricks himself to pay for the honeymoon

Exactly


I mean, if he was, I'd at least have to respect the hustle :P

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by Newark727
Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4472

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

Florida Man strikes again!

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question about "reactivated" F-117 fleet
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Question about "reactivated" F-117 fleet

This morning at NAS Point Mugu I got to see and photograph an F-117 Nighthawk landing, now that the Air Force has admitted they're still flying them. Now make no mistake, this is incredibly cool, but there's one thing that's bothering me looking at my shots - I can't tell which F-117. Where the heck...

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://twitter.com/travisakers/status/ ... VrILqV72mQ


I, uh... what? Huh? Why would he post this? About his dad? My brain hurts!
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Aaron747 wrote:
All I can say is: what a strange family

https://twitter.com/travisakers/status/ ... VrILqV72mQ


I, uh... what? Huh? Why would he post this? About his dad? My brain hurts!

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by Newark727
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back
Replies: 37
Views: 3064

Re: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back

jetBlue's LGB-JFK was very well tailored to my specific life circumstances, though SNA-EWR on United is an adequate substitute.

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by Newark727
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 29
Views: 2590

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Not about the Sandy Hook killings but there is no thread for multiple killings in the US (although there was briefly), so I will ask a question here if I may. Why do shooters who want to kill a lot of people pick on schoolchildren? What could they have done which the shooter to wants to avenge? It ...

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by Newark727
Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 383032

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I think the cheese episode isn't really the one to look at but WWII. The suffering the Russian people were willing to endure for victory was incomparable with any other nation. There's an important difference, though. In WWII the USSR was attacked by a regime whose goal was literal racial extermina...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8655
Views: 613342

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Ukraine really doesn't even have to be involved. Getting exploded has been an occupational hazard of Russian public life for some time, and who knows what kind of vendettas are at work within Russia's security services and mafias (largely the same thing.)

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 2261

Re: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation

As someone who was here in these forums as far back as 2004, I can attest that moderators have always been leftist leaning and unfair. Its just the way it is, as most aviation fans are not just leftists, but hard core socialists who cannot get a sentence go by without wanting to arrest Donald Trump...

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by Newark727
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney defeated in Wyoming
Replies: 107
Views: 6545

Re: Cheney defeated in Wyoming

Sure it was, I forgot one side is completely right and above reproach and the other is always wrong. . One side: with all the trustworthy information we have available to us, we can be reasonably sure the 2020 election was legitimate. Other side: the 2020 election was stolen by the Chinese / Europe...

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by Newark727
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Donald's Angels: the three lawyers currently representing Trump. Christina Bobb Lyndsey Halligan Alina Habba https://i.postimg.cc/BvWht6cY/trump-new-legal-team-2.jpg https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-lawyers-conspiracies-fbi-raid-b2145687.html Wonder which of the t...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your full list of smart devices
Replies: 35
Views: 1892

Re: Your full list of smart devices

I'm currently staying in a cabin from 1970 with largely original furnishings, so absolutely nothing is "smart." Which is for the best, because I don't want my refrigerator to be mining bitcoin or my faucet to be hooked into a Russian botnet without my knowledge

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by Newark727
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

PhilBy wrote:
I though that Donald wrote an executive order that anything on his personal property was automaticaly declassified.


His eyeballs emit a powerful Declassification Beam that renders public anything that they gaze upon.

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 155
Views: 23948

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Ha! You've never heard a KC-135A, I presume! Those babies were so loud, they had to put metal rings (band aids) on the outside of the aft fuselage to keep the insanely high engine noise from ripping the fuselage apart. They're still there, by the way. THAT is loud. The R models are truly whisper je...

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 627
Views: 43828

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

At what point do Republicans face the fact that Trump is a criminal and stop coming to his defense? I mean, they actually had to face reality when it was clear Nixon was a crook, you'd think that they'd wake up and smell the coffee instead of being blindly loyal to this shyster. They need to get of...

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW
Replies: 60
Views: 10814

Re: More fisticuffs for NK at DFW

Honestly they should just lean into it at this point. Offer the winner of the fight a free seat upgrade and have the gate check-in agents be wrestling announcers, perhaps at a special breakable desk.

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