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by wingman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

What Joe Biggs is saying, is if you try to use violence against me for exercising my first Amendment Rights, it's going to come back at you ten times as hard. Leave it to the Liberals to deflect with screaming lies like white supremisist, Neo Nazi, Racist etc. Me? I certainly am tired of ANTIFA's F...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Who wants to make a bet about which group, left or right instigates the violence? You either didn't read this guy's comments or you don't understand the meaning of "instigate". He says right there for all the world to read "I'm going to beat you and kill you". And he's lathered ...

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by wingman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2298
Views: 302978

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Certainly the training component of return to service can be ruled on differently by the various government and regional authorities around the world. The fix itself will surely be approved in concert but I guess each country or region will be allowed to determine the level of training required. I p...

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by wingman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 63
Views: 3855

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Trump's time isn't over. We'll be able to mark his 4 year "Dow" record vs. Obama's first 4 and every other president's first 4 on Nov. 4 2020. And then the 8 year record should he resume office. Right now all signs are pointing to a major crapping of the economic bed and it'll be very diff...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 60
Views: 2448

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Drunks and nukes..lethal combination.

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by wingman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2958

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

And their wives too! I tried posting this in the Biden thread but bringing up other ill politicians is expressly forbidden. Maybe this is where it belongs. I personally think Trump has the best gaffes ever. Here he is with Melania cheering on a new orphan whose parents were mowed down by a White Sup...

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by wingman
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 9593

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein Saturday, August 10, 2019 Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custod...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2933

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

Wait....this person went into a store carrying a RIFLE and put it in a shopping cart and then proceeded to shop?? Was it loaded? Either way, I question this person's judgement. A sidearm in a holster...sure..but this is just weird.... Not only totally legal in MS, but the actual end state dream of ...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2933

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

I really will laugh my ass off when some state like TX or MS fully devolves into the widespread open carry fantasy land the NRA touts as the safest form of living in America. This is just one perfectly legal nut bag strolling into Walmart with long guns, 100 rounds and body armor. Imagine 1000 shopp...

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by wingman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violance in video games.
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Violance in video games.

No, there's no correlation. Studies have been carried out by respected institutions, and they've been unable to establish any links. As been mentioned elsewhere, violet video games are played all over the world by millions, if not billions, of people. The problems are easy access to gun, mental ill...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2743
Views: 134851

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

From saving 350M pounds per week to spending billions more just to prop up industries which may no longer have their single largest export market to export to. For me the absolute pracariousness of Brexit was perfectly crystalized when the new British PM actually used the term "dude" in hi...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Jesus, that's one of the worst things I've ever seen in my life. Why wouldn't you just stick him in the car handcuffed and take him to a cell or hospital? And all that laughing and yucking it up as the guy dies under their knee (is this the "tyrannical government" the NRA is talking about ...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1460
Views: 263509

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Glad to see that the thread is catching up to facts. As I said, either the B778 or A350CEO will be obsolete by the time they enter the operational phase for this project. Might as well rename it project sunset. Project Sunset, now that's funny right there. As for the 777 and QF, I'd offer up Projec...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ex-GOP Chair Arrested..Caught Wanking Outside Ex's Home
Replies: 35
Views: 1614

Re: Ex-GOP Chair Arrested..Caught Wanking Outside Ex's Home

There are always going to be hypocrites in any party. (e.g. the thousands upon thousands of liberals who bemoan climate change while not taking any substantive steps to reduce their own environmental footprint.) My focus is on the parties as a whole. I am still awaiting evidence that Republicans, a...

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by wingman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1846

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

For BarfBag or another knowledgable Indian member, what are the Asian language characters on the main boosters? It looks like Japanese to me but I could easily be wrong. Appreciate any clarification around a partnership in this project, I didn't see anything mentioned in the thread.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit taking a beating today
Replies: 16
Views: 6087

Re: Spirit taking a beating today

Are you mixing Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines? This thread is about Spirit, which has no parent Company; Frontier, on the other hand, has Indigo Partners as parent Company, and Indigo Partners ordered 400+ A320neo Family at the November 2017 Dubai Air Show. Spirit "only" has 55 A32...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit taking a beating today
Replies: 16
Views: 6087

Re: Spirit taking a beating today

I still think the margins are impressive given the number of new cities being added. What's more interesting to me though is that they seem to have found 4 more 320neos for 2020 and 9 more for 2021 than they had originally planned for. Surprising given how tight the market is right now. Will be fun...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18104

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Jetty wrote:
A Florida woman, somehow I already suspected that after reading the title.


Florida woman is the new Florida man? It makes me dizzy.

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by wingman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 6715

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

Tell you what, if Trump convinces BoJo to land in the Rose Garden in that Brexit parachute I’ll vote for him in 2020. A lifetime of pee pee-level laughs would be just reciprocity.

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by wingman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 6715

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

OMG! Can I wait for the first Trump-BoJo Summit? I don’t think I can! It’s going to be the most bonkers meeting between two heads of state maybe in all of history. I wager it’s the greatest single fountain of pure comedic material ever conceived. We are witnessing history people..OMG X 10!!!

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by wingman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13263

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

Totally crazy boys, totally crazy. Even at the ripe old age of 50 I make an effort to understand today's teenagers. What I mean is that Erdogan is steering Turkey awfully close to the path of Iran. The mullahs may be more behind the scenes but they wield a lot of influence, and once you uncork that ...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1590

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

I think it will corner. It would be difficult to take that set up and botch the handling dynamics. From the Card & Driver piece they set the Cayman as the benchmark during development and track testing. I'm a fan of the basic elements and love the targa feature. In the 911 that's the most beauti...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13263

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Knowing Erdogan's penchant for very hard ball tactics my guess he's brewing up an announcement kicking the US out of Incirlik with hints of deeper military cooperation with Russia. US announces new massive base deal with a fully recognized "Kurdistan" just across the southern border and th...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

You can call it race baiting or me “spinning” things all you want. The facts speak for themselves. The man is dead and he didn’t have to be. THAT is the issue. You have no more knowledge of whether that officer had racial animosity toward Garner than I do. YOU choose to dismiss that possibility. I ...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13263

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

I'm surprised Trump couldn't make a deal with Erdogan after 2 1/2 years in office. I wonder what happened, is it really all Obama's fault?

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by wingman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Commercial Truck Across the US Mexico Border
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Driving a Commercial Truck Across the US Mexico Border

You mean like just with bananas or with migrants and cocaine? I don’t really know myself but I’d wager it’s either aggravating as shit or positively nerve-wracking. Depending.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23086

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

I read that piece five times and I couldn't find a single sentence within that indicates WW is justifying this order, much less defending it. How do people come up with that interpretation of it? All I get is a not so subtle middle finger to Airbus as he justifies why he didn't call them in the firs...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2298
Views: 302978

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Airlines and the flying public will ultimately pay more. The flying public will pay a LOT more to avoid flying on the MAX, that's for sure. At this point, I'd be surprised if you could find anyone in the general public that would willingly fly on a MAX, regardless of what they "fix." The ...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7652

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

stburke wrote:
The bigliest most terrific order. The best airplanes. It's gonna be fantastic. Tremendous yuge order. Very nice.


Rehashing some facts (they speak for themselves) now that Trump’s rehashing has been confirmed. The yuge order is the 5 777X. Ay la Madonna.

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by wingman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 9593

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

https://www.vox.com/2019/7/7/20685023/billionaire-jeffrey-epstein-arrested-minor-sex-trafficking-charges Who's the arm candy -er scratch that...not quite 'arm Candy' according to Epstein's pedo-preference....but that can't be Mrs. Epstein, can't it? Not sure about Epstein's date but who's the girl ...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13263

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Keeping Turkey on the West's side has been an important goal of the US since WW2 at least, despite setbacks (like the Cyprus situation). I really don't know what should be done, and I have no love lost for Erdogan, but if Turkey ends up leaving NATO, that will be a big blow to Trump's legacy. I say...

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by wingman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5600

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I guess he had to be somewhere at a fixed time because he and/or AA and/or the executive travel service he must surely use could've done quite a lot from Paris to Dallas in business (between AA and IAG via LHR, MAD, and FRA alone there must've been at least 5-6 other options that would've landed in ...

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by wingman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27237

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

So much bravado, so limp dickie. This all just exposes his complete lack of coherence or vision in anything beyond the golf course. The beautiful thing about that Nuclear Deal, catching Iran doing what it's doing now would have instantly legitimized military action. Instead now it's Trump's withdraw...

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by wingman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS

MaverickM11 wrote:
Clarence Thomas was one of the two dissenters. I really wonder what he qualifies as racism, besides his assault victim calling him out. :roll:


He reminds me of the Chappelle Show skit where Dave thinks he's a white Klansman. That's one sad excuse of a brother assuming he ain't color blind.

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by wingman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385146

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

AirlineCritic wrote:
Sully is spot-on, IMHO.


I agree. He's probably one of the most experienced and unbiased observers I've seen in this industry. He's worth listening to in this case just as he was in describing the cockpit situation in the AF447 disaster.

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by wingman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

I’ve been wondering again at this firewall, can you follow the HK protests from inside the mainland? Does a Chinese national staying in the room next to a German at the Shanghai Hilton not get the same international channel line up? It seems impossible to me that what is happening in HK is not all o...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall

aumaverick wrote:
Oh no! The dreaded 6 engine approach! :lol:


All-time classic post.

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by wingman
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shanahan Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Shanahan Quits

Fox News now confirming that the GOP classifies stomach punching and twat assault differently. The former falls into their violent offender quadrant where the latter is part of a recently expanded “presidential material” list. Pretty cool.

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by wingman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27237

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Your man Trump is the one that believes the Russians over the CIA!! Did you not see him crawl out of that meeting with Putin wiping the shit off his chin and say in front of the whole world "Puti says he didn't do it and I believe him over my own intelligence community". I'm glad you hate ...

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by wingman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27237

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These conspiracy theories are sad. I'm glad you're finally starting to see through all of Trump's bullshit. The guy lied from Day 1 and has never stopped, it's no wonder no one believes a word he or his muppets keep yelping on about. Still subscribing to the wild conspiracy that the united states c...

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by wingman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27237

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

trpmb6 wrote:
These conspiracy theories are sad.


I'm glad you're finally starting to see through all of Trump's bullshit. The guy lied from Day 1 and has never stopped, it's no wonder no one believes a word he or his muppets keep yelping on about.

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by wingman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27237

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

If anything Trump has shown that he is not one to lightly jump into war where others, particularly HRC, would have jumped at the opportunity. Hillary Clinton has not met a war she didn't want other Americans to fight, Trump is not that foolish. But but Hillary? Seriously, in regards to launching wa...

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by wingman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5993

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

There’s a simple test that proves the metric system is smarter, better and superior to the imperial system. I bet 99% of adult Spaniards could tell you in less than 2 seconds how many cl’s are in a liter of milk and 90% of adult Americans couldn’t tell you how many fluid ounces are in a quart of mil...

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by wingman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29679

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

So what Magog? You and precious little Starr and Kavanagh tried to impeach Clinton on a process crime following the most tortured with hunt in history, one that still goes on today with your party leader actively encouraging willful violation of constitutional due process. That’s what lock her up me...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

N14AZ wrote:

I just booked my next business trip to China in September. I will open this thread when I am there and try to post a „hello“ from there.


Open this thread titled Tiananmen from your hotel room in Beijing using Baidu and say something in defense of Tank Man. I’ll be duly impressed.

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by wingman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

I can confirm that when I was in China I had no difficulty reading A.net. I don't understand the link between Chinese members reading this thread and drop in Chinese GDP and I am sad to see the usual ignorance about China and Chinese people parading itself again. Oh, about dissent. The so called le...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

Anyway, too bad Chinese forum members can’t read this thread Why do you think they can’t read this? We have several Chinese members. I posted from China regularly on a.net. I’ve always wondered at the mechanics of censorship on a site like this one. Do they erase the thread? Do they block A.net in ...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1460
Views: 263509

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I’ll say this for Qantas, for 12 firm orders they certainly take the crown as the wind up merchants of the airline business. If the excitement levels were felt on a relative basis your typical EK order would result in massive global strokeout.

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by wingman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 71
Views: 3773

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

Yes, the implicit pact between the Chinese government and the Chinese: 7% economic growth for keeping quiet about civil liberties. So the alternative would be civil liberties and extreme poverty. And civil liberties don’t quite go well with poverty, you know. The list of nations with 100+ years of ...

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by wingman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17598

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Feedback instruments are not a cure and would not have made a difference in this accident. You have your opinion, just like Sully. And no, the BEA report would never have recommended ripping out a passive sidestick system in Airbus planes for an active system not yet developed or proven. It's simpl...

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