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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: 156
Views: 5242

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: 156
Views: 5242

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: 156
Views: 5242

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: 156
Views: 5242

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: 77
Views: 3633

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: 417
Views: 20303

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: 36
Views: 1516

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: 36
Views: 1516

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: 36
Views: 1516

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: 1314
Views: 223874

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: 36
Views: 1516

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: 85
Views: 14477

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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by wingman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14477

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

He was not pulling back for 3 minutes. He may have said he was pulling back but looking at the plot points he was not pulling back for 3 minutes. If the PNF was looking at the PF sidestick for the moments he was not pulling back it wouldn't have mattered. In any case I believe pilots are trained to...

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by wingman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1193
Views: 74350

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

http://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-faces-g ... 00714.html
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Despite Brexit the UK still pulls magic rabbits out the hat, in addition to the lovely landscaping today in London:

http://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-faces-g ... 00714.html

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by wingman
Thu May 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit
Replies: 51
Views: 2863

Re: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit

You guys are arguing about before, after or during when the stupefying fact remains that someone close to our twat of a president felt the need to protect his tiny penis by covering up the name of a warship? I think just watching and reading about Trump is making Americans dumber by the day.

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by wingman
Tue May 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 4524

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

Should probably start a different thread for this but: I hear you, I just don't want the guy to spend a week walking around Market and the Wharf. That would be an unfortunate impression of SF. Now a bike ride out to GG Park listening to Santana, Janice and some Journey and would be closer to my own...

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by wingman
Tue May 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 4524

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

I've never been to SF (will go there in October) but you often get images of typical rows of houses. In a dense city you would expect many of these to give way to bigger buildings. The article that Apodino posted is indeed heartbreaking, but a good read for anyone planning to visit as a tourist. I ...

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by wingman
Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3898

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

Magog wrote:
What crime is Trump being investigated for?

We don’t know yet but Republicans have been investigating the Clintons for over 20 years now with no known crimes so why are Republicans being such pussies after only 2 years of one investigation. Shit, we still have at least another 16 years to go.

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by wingman
Wed May 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

CYA and ask Amex direct via chat room service and take a screenshot.

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by wingman
Wed May 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

google the topic topic and check trip advisor or other travel forums. In the us it’s a scam. Your card and your regular insurance will generally suffice, especially a top line card like Amex. But overseas things can get hinky. I took the insurance from Sixt on my last big rental in Croatia, mostly i...

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by wingman
Sun May 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

From 1:00-3:00 - https://youtu.be/TosbktqYJpQ A short one from Gulfstream - https://youtu.be/vXhCJYWvwd0 In both pieces you have a French company and an American company call out active side stick development as a huge leap in safety with both people specifically citing the newfound (the French guy ...

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by wingman
Sun May 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

This topic is about the AF 447. My tangent is directly relevant to the topic. Despite Zeke's self-perceived omnipotence in all things aviation not everyone in this business agrees with him. This is one video interviewing Capt. Sullenberger that helped formed my opinion. Nowhere does he rubbish Airb...

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by wingman
Sun May 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

This topic is about the AF 447. My tangent is directly relevant to the topic. Despite Zeke's self-perceived omnipotence in all things aviation not everyone in this business agrees with him. This is one video interviewing Capt. Sullenberger that helped formed my opinion. Nowhere does he rubbish Airbu...

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by wingman
Sun May 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Instead the pilots than proceeded to stall the airplane, starting with a full climb into the coffin corner. No reasonable explanation for their action. Two mistakes then, one in the sequence I suggested the second in you and Zeke saying the "pilots" took this deadly action of flying into ...

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by wingman
Sat May 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

It shows that you have no airline experience and no clue what you are talking about. A plane is a concept in mathematics, the vehicles that fly through air are aircraft. No idea what Bonin is, probably some derogatory term in a failed attempt of humour. Can I remind you people died, I don’t find it...

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by wingman
Sat May 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

It shows that you have no airline experience and no clue what you are talking about. A plane is a concept in mathematics, the vehicles that fly through air are aircraft. No idea what Bonin is, probably some derogatory term in a failed attempt of humour. Can I remind you people died, I don’t find it...

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by wingman
Sat May 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

You assume correctly, I've never flown a plane in my life. At the most basic and layman level I'm trying to connect dots that seem to point to Bonin doing something unseen and unknown to his partner, the simple fact of small joysticks out of sight of the other pilot, especially one focused elsewhere...

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by wingman
Sat May 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

It is like not looking at your instruments when flying in cloud and trusting what your ears are telling you. Pilots should never look to see what the other pilots control inputs are, they should look at the aircraft performance. But pilots and manufacturers have pointed out the benefits of active f...

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by wingman
Fri May 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommendations EDI and CPH
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Recommendations EDI and CPH

Hey guys, my wife and I off on a bucket list junket in October to Edinburgh and Copenhagen. We've each been to one but not the other and so long ago neither one of us remembers any details about best parts to stay in etc. I'm looking at all the usual travel sites for reviews but thought I'd put it t...

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by wingman
Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

But you said it yourself, he pulled back several times and it was not a consistent move. What if the pilot monitoring missed the few times he pulled back? We are talking here about luck in seeing something that is not happening all the time and recognizing immediately what is happening and ensuring...

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by wingman
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16675

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

In AF 447 the pilot ambushed the plane. He took a perfectly stable plane doing exactly what it was expected to, and in a low workload environment, and decided for whatever reason to fly it into coffin corner, where the inevitable happened. What happened after that is irrelevant. Climbing a fully lo...

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by wingman
Fri May 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s
Replies: 22
Views: 2276

Re: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s

Qatar can't stop buying political influence, uuhhhh military a/c I mean. To be delivered: > Dassault Rafale (36) > F-15E Strike Eagle (36) > Eurofighter Typhoon (24) > Airbus A330 MRTT (2) > AH-64 Apache (24+24) > NHIndustries NH90 (28) > BAE Hawk (9) > Airbus H125 (16) It’s a smart move to guarant...

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by wingman
Tue May 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4605

Re: Football - Champions League

Just landed at SFO with 2 minutes left and maybe 50 people roaring their approval. Absolutely incredible, Remainers suddenly rear their defeated heads dealing my Brexit prediction a swift kick in the sackaroni!

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by wingman
Mon May 06, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1753

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

So far, einsteinboricua has proven to be the only one who really grasps the situation here. Very hardcore, man. Props to you! I think what NIK is saying is that with Wells he never would've waited so long for his loan, they would've just issued one to him along with a credit card without even apply...

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by wingman
Fri May 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1753

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

It's times like this I appreciate Wells Fargo You mean the Wells Fargo that systematically cheated its customers for years? They should be in jail. Why aren't they? I think what NIK is saying is that with Wells he never would've waited so long for his loan, they would've just issued one to him alon...

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by wingman
Thu May 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4605

Re: Football - Champions League

Brexit comes to Champion's League. These teams are better off in the PL anyway, where the real temples of football are. Tell you what, Messi is his own frigging temple and he shut the doors himself. How many times he's done that to my Madrid I can't even remember. He's the King of all time. I had to...

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by wingman
Thu May 02, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1753

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

If you send an email to a large bank but no one gives a shit, does the email really exist? I think you can see where I'm going with this if you read my post.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4605

Re: Football - Champions League

A typical moderate to severe concussion, he was fired up on adrenalin and eager to get back on the pitch and then walked himself off after 1-2 minutes and nearly collapsed on the sideline. The TV cut away quickly but last scene the two medical staff had him up by his arms and he was a goner. Pretty ...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4605

Re: Football - Champions League

With Son maybe a different outcome with all that 2nd half action inside the Ajax back third for Spurs. It's a remarkable story..and yet neither one of these teams (in my humble opinion) stands a chance against Barca or Liverpool in the final. I don't think Ajax could withstand the attacking brutalit...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7495

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

Hmm, drink but no pretzels served with a genuine smile or drink AND nine mini pretzels served with barely concealed rage and the threat of physical violence? I'll take AS for $100!

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by wingman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android OS History?
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Android OS History?

I am so deep into iOS eco-system, can't even contemplate Andriod. I used to be in so deep as well. But I still managed to jump into Android back in 2017. Then my Mac conked out, so that got me truly well & out of the Apple ecosystem. Best of all you can customize like crazy with Android and the...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38046

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

I just Trumps morning Twitter tantrum. Christ Almighty, the man-child is truly unhinged. No way initiating impeachment against this asshole makes bloodsport sense, let him rant on and on, he’ll take all these GOP boot lickers and 50 years of bedrock conservative ideals right down the electoral shitt...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38046

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

This is going off topic, but seriously, releasing his tax returns accomplishes nothing. Even if there is nothing there it will be twisted and mangled as much as possible by the left to try and paint him in a bad light. Just like the Mueller report. Remember when the left kept saying "Trump and...

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by wingman
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38046

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

So since you didn’t get her with the Whitewater or Benghazi or the Foundation or Email hoaxes you are still going to lock her up without evidence, due process, a fair trial and a conviction? What happens when that doesn’t work? Will you stop making crap up and accept that Hillary is innocent? Or wi...

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by wingman
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border
Replies: 34
Views: 2085

Re: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border

Probably the vast majority of asylum seekers are just economic migrants, ignoring the legal immigration channels. It's an interesting point. In the case of immigration to the US, you could take a highly educated Indian software immigrant and compare that person's process and true rationale for emig...

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by wingman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38046

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

At the end of the day and two years... you got nothing! Except for all those indictments, guilty pleas and jail sentences. Christ, how could a person be so pathetic and revisionist when last jail sentence is barely three months old and already the whole investigation was "nothing"? Just l...

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by wingman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4605

Re: Football - Champions League

Incredibly, due to work, I missed the initial 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes of what some are calling the greatest football match ever played. I'm thrilled for Hotspurs though, it's great to see a Korean make his mark on such a huge stage. Tottenham scoring 3 goals away in that atmosphere, very ...

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by wingman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11638

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

I would suggest you start by taking care of the homeless in your countries first :) We don't have homeless in the Seychelles, we're just hanging out at the beach 24/7, that's all. I'm not intimating in any way that another country is "better" than France at dealing with the homeless issue...

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by wingman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11638

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

I have a nagging suspicion this outpouring of grief and euros over such a "monumental and national tragedy" is going to turn very nasty. People outside of Paris that suffer in any conceivable way, and already chafe at how the cite sucks most tax revenue for its own pampering purposes, will...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11638

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Sigh...last time I was in Paris I didn't have the time to visit Notre-Dame. It definitely won't be the same even after they rebuild it. I'm not religious, but I still appreciate the history and architecture of the building, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that feels that way. It'll be the ...

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