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by wingman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 42
Views: 4688

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

The advancements in renderings are incredible. It's amazing the technological leaps that have happened in supersonic aircraft development since the Concorde stopped flying so many years ago. I feel confident that very soon we'll have even more impressive renderings. I'm hoping for a bit more red and...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 104
Views: 4724

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

3.5 years and one pandemic playbook tossed into the rubbish, that's all it took for the GOP to turn this country into an absolute laughing stock and Banana Republic. I hope Trump stains this party for a generation with elections results to show for it. Every Republican in this country should be asha...

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by wingman
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1782

Re: Best USA Climate

Yes, this is highly subjective. We will not live on the coast north of San Francisco ever again. Too moist, too cold, too windy. I personally love northern desert climates. Dry and hot in the summer and dry and cold in the winter. But that is me. The brosband wants to live close to the ocean but no...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Launches Mars Orbiter And Rover
Replies: 15
Views: 853

Re: China Launches Mars Orbiter And Rover

Despite all of our differences here on Earth, I'd love to see a shot of all three new rovers together on Mars, either a selfie or Curiosity could pop over for a quick pic and hello. Just this week NASA released some insane 4K footage from Curiosity. The whole planet looks like Phoenix circa 5000 B....

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by wingman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Releases the Kraken
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Seattle Releases the Kraken

Oh boy, I can hear the "Phil m'Kraken!" chants already with every goal scored on Seattle. There's a reason this name has never been used before.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Launches Mars Orbiter And Rover
Replies: 15
Views: 853

Re: China Launches Mars Orbiter And Rover

Despite all of our differences here on Earth, I'd love to see a shot of all three new rovers together on Mars, either a selfie or Curiosity could pop over for a quick pic and hello. Just this week NASA released some insane 4K footage from Curiosity. The whole planet looks like Phoenix circa 5000 B.C...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8340

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

+1 on the Portland "riot" comments. Life goes on as normal under COVID. It's unfortunate about the BA news but it has nothing to do with the blazing anarchist inferno consuming the talking heads. BA or someone else from Europe will be back. Certainly if AA gets deeper and deeper with AS in...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eu budget of 1.82 T Euro agreed
Replies: 52
Views: 1937

Re: Eu budget of 1.82 T Euro agreed

Good to see that Europe - after deliberating for 5 days - have come to a reasonable compromise. Market is clearly happy: Euro up, dollar down. Europeans have shown to be adults and be able to come together. On the other hand, "Washington" is still the kindergarten as ever with daily mud s...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1803

Re: Explosions across Iran

There are already some books being written about how China influence overseas nationals. You can read more about them from those books. Yet you can't list any? Look, what you are claiming can be done to almost anyone that is in need of money or influence etc. It has happened throughout history. It ...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 484
Views: 31542

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

We love free healthcare in Europe. You should try it in the states, would thoroughly recommend! They love it in Japan, Korea, NZ, Australia and Canada too. But here in the US socialized medicine is reserved only for troops returning from fighting socialism overseas and our elderly who don't underst...

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by wingman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4733

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

There is a lot to commend Fauci about. But he is not perfect and we should not engage in a fantasy that he is. I have yet to see anyone claim that Fauci is perfect, or the best, or the biggest..certainly not himself. Trump, on the other hand, rarely goes a day without attributing to himself one of ...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 10962

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Start off by personal responsibility, follow the law. It is now that every stop is to be filmed and cops harassed. That is for starters. That's not a serious response. You didn't put any thought into it. By your logic any bystander could've walked up to the cop in Minneapolis and shot him through t...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 10962

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Plenty going around the city. First curfew was because of the BLM protests and looting. Enjoy. Why don't you post something current? Sharp uptick in crime and violence. A bit disingenuous, don't you think? Especially with the title of the thread being: "Violent crime surges across the United S...

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by wingman
Sat May 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 27649

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Incredible. They've nailed everything so far. My son got to watch this for his 8th birthday. Feeling very proud today, I thought it was especially poignant to see a black air force officer (fellow astronaut?) comment about things that are possible when Americans work together.

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by wingman
Sat May 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34184

Re: Another day another police killing

Another brutal police killing yesterday: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/22-arrested-60-looters-detained-in-Oakland-15305244.php Are we going to see all the thugs charged with first degree murder, not just the one who pulled the trigger? This is hardly the first time this has happened i...

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by wingman
Sat May 30, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4789

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

I don't think China will be impressed by Trumps' speech. And any real sanctions by the US can always be responded with in kind. Exactly why we need some help. The EU has such courage to defend organic bananas, and Aesma says “because Israel”..well shit, this is our chance to see what being right an...

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by wingman
Fri May 29, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4789

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

I hate Trump with a passion. He’s a destructive force to core Western ideals cherished by most of us here. China and Russia are infinitely more destructive still. So this is a chance to set differences with Trump aside and stand united against China for the sake of HK. I see Canada, the UK and Austr...

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by wingman
Thu May 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34184

Re: Another day another police killing

Absolutely. There are more firearms in the United States than there are people. Police officers are rarely killed in the line of duty in Germany...so rarely that I couldn't even find statistics on how many are killed each year. Compare that to the United States where police officers are routinely k...

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by wingman
Wed May 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1644

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

These tweets are really bad, and there should be outrage. However, the MSM for more than 3 years have been calling Trump out for everything he does and says and becoming outraged for every day of his presidency. Now, Trump really deserves backlash for this, but the public won't take much notice of ...

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by wingman
Thu May 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23867

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

It is now pretty obvious this was the biggest scam in world history. The only question was it controlled and centrally planned or just a natural reaction by a bunch of opportunist? Amazingly disappointing at the American public in particular for surrendering their lives so easily. It doesn't bode w...

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by wingman
Thu May 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5699

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Trump was crystal clear today when he said he's "testing very positively toward negative". There's no doubt he's taking the hydroxy on a daily basis. Words matter!

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by wingman
Thu May 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23867

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://twitter.com/maria_rendon97/status/1262389337506881536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1262389337506881536&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2F2%2Ftwitter.min.html%231262389337506881536 These scenes are likely playing out all over the country... It looks l...

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by wingman
Tue May 19, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5699

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Fingers crossed!

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by wingman
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars
Replies: 46
Views: 2311

Re: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars

GF claims he flies planes for the Air Force (I think?). I was imagining him telling the weather officers to shut their pie holes because Trump bobble head kept repeating "fake news!" A 19 year old Marine storming the beach doesn't believe in science? I'm OK with that. But a guy in charge o...

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by wingman
Sun May 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Fred Willard
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: RIP Fred Willard

One of the true greats. I always considered this whole group of players the US equivalent to Monty Python. RIP Fred.

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by wingman
Sun May 17, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8840

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

The difference is, none of the people you listed were part of a group. You're saying that those white people at the Nazi rally in Va didn't see themselves as part of a group? Or that any other white people like these Georgia crackers that hunt down and kill black people don't see themselves as part...

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by wingman
Fri May 15, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars
Replies: 46
Views: 2311

Re: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars

Here's the fact check on that: https://www.statesman.com/news/20200429/fact-check-did-fauci-say-coronavirus-was-lsquonothing-to-worry-aboutrsquo You left out the qualifiers. Oh well, if COVID explodes in WI or comes roaring back in late Fall you and your expert buds On Fox always have Obama..the guy...

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by wingman
Thu May 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3266

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

Once again proving a point that hatred, vitriol, and emotion are far more important than logic and objectivity. I don’t even care about the finger pointing about who did what for the economy, but my bank statements sure looked good for the past three years until COVID. Unemployment was at record lo...

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by wingman
Sat May 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2124

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Actually I believe we re just beginning to understnd the degree of Obama's info;ve,ent in this debacle. I'm certainly not desperate. Rather your party has tipped over and instead of offering us a person of diversity you have positioned an old, very confused millionaire guy for us to consider, while...

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by wingman
Fri May 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8840

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Partly agree with you, however, do you know how much black on white crime/killings/shootings happens daily in this country or black on black, or white on white? do we get outraged for every each of them? Irrelevant in this case. That's whataboutism. A Black person invading the home of another perso...

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by wingman
Wed May 06, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan
Replies: 45
Views: 2174

Re: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan

I like it. The US Military angle didn’t stick so the Central Bot Committee will try pinning the blame on Italy. Va bene!

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by wingman
Wed May 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a class
Replies: 29
Views: 1290

Re: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a c

Terrible idea full-time. What night work for US kids is internet learning over the summers so that they can potentially keep up with their international peers. But the experience of social learning in large groups with varying ages, activities, projects, sports, cliques, bullying, first love interes...

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by wingman
Wed May 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Boeing Combat Drone
Replies: 72
Views: 16836

Re: New Boeing Combat Drone

I'm not a huge fan of Boeing's right now but I do appreciate the honor.

El Wingman

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by wingman
Tue May 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4894

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

I like scientists too. Unfortunately they were being silenced by direct threat as the outbreak first unfolded and they and doctors attempted to warn the Chinese people and the world. So what did the "bad actors" do and not do? I know what the most important bad actor in the US did and didn...

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by wingman
Mon May 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4894

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

China can't be blamed for the virus itself but they should be rightly blamed for their actions following its discovery. They knew about it and let it spread around the world. We all could've been in lock down much sooner and saved tens of thousands of lives. That would've been a great outcome on its...

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by wingman
Sat May 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4894

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

What is the difference between PRC suppression of news they don't like and the US 'Ag-Gag' laws? One is direct, top down one party rule, the other are the real rulers of the US bribing lawmakers, many of whom are in post due voter suppression and gerrymandering. Not that any Avian based pathogen ca...

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by wingman
Fri May 01, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing raises $25B in new Debt sale
Replies: 61
Views: 6848

Re: Boeing raises $25B in new Debt sale

From a risk perspective probably close to US Govt ratings, just knowing it’s a dead very they’d get bailed push come to shove, and bond holders always get paid first in liquidation or CH11. Nevertheless, that is an eye popping bond sale, maybe just enough to cover the MAX fubar virus.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6099

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

Kim’s sister looks like someone out of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I'm liking Kim's little sister vs. Sarah Huckabee in Mud-a-Geddon I - Battle for Hearts and Minds (sponsored by Lysol), 8 rounds to the death in floss bikinis. I'll have to take Sarah in the 8th with a Flying Neck Snapper move t...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31205

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

But boy, when the rainy day comes, as it always does, prudent companies like Apple are the ones that laugh loudest and last. It's too bad we run our country the way most companies are run. The stimulus we're going through now may be a near mortal blow to our long-term economic health, in larger part...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31205

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

Some of us said this in earlier threads..Boeing had already shut down the MAX lines and bled out. Airbus now has to do the same. Incredibly, the benefit to Boeing may turn out to be the year-long period they had the “benefit” of where Airbus will be forced to shut down multiple lines in 4-5 countrie...

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by wingman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists
Replies: 32
Views: 2007

Re: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists

Some early reports from the Republican base indicate that in the first few minutes after injecting Lysol one feels incredible bursts of energy mixed in with euphoric stupidity. It looks as if the Republican Idiot in Chief injected himself today. He may not get the Nobel but he's a dead cert for the ...

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by wingman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 63
Views: 2347

Re: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada

You're right. I just looked up the table and we are the undisputed leader with 120 firearms per every 100 people. I stand corrected, I guess we are the safest country in the world. Just except for the deaths. Maybe if we got to 200 the deaths would go down.

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by wingman
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 63
Views: 2347

Re: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada

You are the one in a bubble if you think that bad guys would cease to be armed if good guys didn't have them. Then again that is what people that don't believe in Freedom would probably think. :wave: It would take a few years but eventually guns would be harder and harder to get. It’s sad if you be...

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by wingman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senate Intelligence Cmtee: unprecedented interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Senate Intelligence Cmtee: unprecedented interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

This news story is nowhere to be found on Fox. The focus today is shooting down Iranian gunboats in the skies over the Persian Gulf. Trump is now issuing military orders via Tweet method. Closing in on four years of the most stupefying parody of American presidential history in, well, history.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paying back the debt incurred for COVID-19 response
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: Paying back the debt incurred for COVID-19 response

Cancelling China's Treasury notes would be a neat start, and wholly justified in my opinion. You started it, you knew about it, you lied and let it spread and then you destroyed the global economy..well guess what Mr. Chairman, here's the invoice.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6318

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

Who would wipe down all that plastic on tight turn-around flights? I'll have to double my position in Clorox if this concept ever takes off.

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by wingman
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2403

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

As much of a bloated sack of uselessness that Trump proves himself to be day in/day out..China shut down all air travel domestically when they knew what they had on their hands BUT LET global travel from Wuhan carry on as is. That's what had to be shut down, that's the kind of authority the WHO lack...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 63
Views: 2347

Re: Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada

Very sad day for Canada. Sadder still that the usual gun nuts can't resist jumping into the fray in the first 10 posts. You plot the full list of advanced nations showing the data points on gun ownership, laxity of guns laws, zero regulation for training etc etc and there's one outlier that stands o...

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by wingman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your streaming/binge watching currently?
Replies: 34
Views: 1444

Re: What are your streaming/binge watching currently?

My wife agrees with you, I thought he was awesome though. Still, great series.

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by wingman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your streaming/binge watching currently?
Replies: 34
Views: 1444

Re: What are your streaming/binge watching currently?

Nothing aviation-related on my list but some good ones here if you have the usual streaming content: My Brilliant Friend - slow burn Italian series set in 1950s Naples, pure quality filming, acting, writing etc. But fair warning, no explosions or car chases. About growing up as a woman in Italy back...

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