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by zhiao
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8433

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

Interesting tidbits: Only around 5% (I've seen numbers ranging from 3.6% to 6%) of students/student loan holders have more than $100,000 in debt. https://www.personalcapital.com/blog/college-planning/reasons-student-loan-crisis/ And for-profit schools are the source for the most owed debt, with stu...

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by zhiao
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 167185

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

Just let them leave! Is the EU this weak? Cut them off and have them reapply if with conditions in 5 years. These extensions are ridiculous. If I were an EU citizen I would be pissed that we would be giving this issue so much attention

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by zhiao
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 7037

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

JonNYC is completely overrated and probably the biggest disappointment to hit the road since the Ford pinto

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by zhiao
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5406

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

This is nothing. Boeing can continue by destroying Airbus in widebody sales. Even LH just ordered 787s today! Lol.

The software fix will be in.

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by zhiao
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721128

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

BlueSky1976 wrote:
Boeing's lobbyists are hard at work to ensure FAA doesn't follow - knowing how the things work in good 'ole USA.


Yes, the safest air space in the world with by far the most traffic.

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by zhiao
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 352
Views: 17811

Re: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

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Aesma wrote:
UpNAWAy wrote:
4 of the announced or expected Democrats for President are co-signers. Think about that for a moment.


Your president is Donald Trump. Think about that for a moment.


What has Macron done for France? Everybody there hates him.

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by zhiao
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France recalls ambassador to Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: France recalls ambassador to Italy

I can’t believe France still collects a colonial tax.

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by zhiao
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta now officially better than AF/KLM?
Replies: 23
Views: 3505

Is Delta now officially better than AF/KLM?

Having just flown Delta on multiple segments and comparing it to its main partener KLM AF, I found the seats much more comfortable, way more IFE selection, wider seats, and even better food (which used to be never the case vs Euro airlines). Meanwhile, these new seats on KLM have horrific padding an...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

It's not cherry picking, it's explaining with facts and figures exactly what has changed and why we are where we are now. And indeed, there's nothing preventing the US from rebounding again: in fact, I very much think it will, however it's NOT going to be achieved by denying the current state or mi...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

. Alternatively, use the second link provided by Tommy and compare the US productivity (growth) with that of both the whole of the EU as well as the euro(currency)zone to see how the US is lagging... Verry telling graph, but I can't post sceenshots right now, sadly. It shows EU has higher productiv...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

As you've meanwhile figured out, those are figures for the whole of the economy, including services which are massively distorting the picture and have blinded most people (including Mr Trump). To put it very simple: all the software packs Microsoft are selling increase the GDP of the US for hardly...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

. Alternatively, use the second link provided by Tommy and compare the US productivity (growth) with that of both the whole of the EU as well as the euro(currency)zone to see how the US is lagging... Verry telling graph, but I can't post sceenshots right now, sadly. It shows EU has higher productiv...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

The problem the USA has today is NOT that is has unfavorable trade deals with basically everybody in the whole wide world; its economy main problem today is a too low productivity which makes it uncompetitive! What are you talking about, the US is one of the most high-productivity countries on Eart...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

The problem the USA has today is NOT that is has unfavorable trade deals with basically everybody in the whole wide world; its economy main problem today is a too low productivity which makes it uncompetitive! What are you talking about, the US is one of the most high-productivity countries on Eart...

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by zhiao
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2797

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

The problem the USA has today is NOT that is has unfavorable trade deals with basically everybody in the whole wide world; its economy main problem today is a too low productivity which makes it uncompetitive! What are you talking about, the US is one of the most high-productivity countries on Eart...

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by zhiao
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pulling Life Support from Loved One
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: Pulling Life Support from Loved One

To be honest, for my mother in law, I think we pulled it too soon. These opportunities don’t always come up.

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by zhiao
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA worse than US3?
Replies: 28
Views: 3044

Re: BA worse than US3?

Just was glancing at some trip reports and saw this J class report on BA, LHR-SFO on the A380. Completely shocked, as I got a better meal on AA in COACH and lets not even get into the ME3. Portions are tiny. The nuts were served in cheap small bag, and not even heated in a bowl. The amenity kit is ...

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by zhiao
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 46337

Re: Tax reform win.

Sorry but running a country on what majority think is absurd. Majority opinion changes daily and many times is completely uninformed. Hence the notion of a republic.

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by zhiao
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA worse than US3?
Replies: 28
Views: 3044

Re: BA now official worse than US3

rj777 wrote:
Just so you know, this is just one person's opinion and not fact.


How can it be anything but an opinion? Towerair worse than EK is also an opinion.

But my eyes don't lie.

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by zhiao
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA worse than US3?
Replies: 28
Views: 3044

BA worse than US3?

Just was glancing at some trip reports and saw this J class report on BA, LHR-SFO on the A380. Completely shocked, as I got a better meal on AA in COACH and lets not even get into the ME3. Portions are tiny. The nuts were served in cheap small bag, and not even heated in a bowl. The amenity kit is w...

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by zhiao
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 46337

Re: Tax reform win.

GDP PPP is not official measure, nice try though http://time.com/4621185/worker-productivity-countries/ doesn´t look different in a meaningful way Though I can easily show Japan and W Europe falling way more too.. Since neither Japan nor the EU are likely to plan a trade war against the rest of the...

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by zhiao
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 46337

Re: Tax reform win.

Meanwhile, Republicans promised more take-home pay and you'll get it before the milk in your refrigerator goes bad. to the tune of 4000 to 9000 USD for the average worker in higher wages and lower taxes paid..... I guess nobody cares to answer my question because no right American cares that our co...

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by zhiao
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 46337

Re: Tax reform win.

The Tech industry is dying in the US and for people like me who are in the IT field are moving out of the US for cheap labor and Tax free proposals in Eastern European countries. That is MY issue here. I lost my IT job a few years ago due to a foreigner. What does that tell us??. That your return o...

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by zhiao
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 167356

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Tired of all this doom and gloom for Boeing. So they lose out on buying a failing plane + have double the orders of Airbus thus far this year= disaster for Boeing. LMAO.

The fact is that both these companies have only 2 models which are selling.

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by zhiao
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 5983

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

It was probably like scene from Airplane, where the singing was so bad that they told her to shut up.

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by zhiao
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 1751

Re: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates

Boeing778X wrote:
The remainder of the 737-800s on order will have in seat entertainment. The 737 MAX 8 and A321neos will feature Streaming from your device.


But that contradicts the quote of the spokesman.

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by zhiao
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 1751

Re: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates

This means that they have reversed their plan and will indeed be installing TVs on those who do not have it! No other way to see Live TV.

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by zhiao
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 326449

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

When will UA get rid of the CO seats on the 787 and 772ER?

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by zhiao
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Euro rose above $1.20 today
Replies: 24
Views: 1028

Re: The Euro rose above $1.20 today

Harvey will be a drain on the US budget, which, in itself, would be enough to weaken the dollar somewhat. But then it also means that the proposed rate hike by the Fed will not happen, compounding the issue. The US economy is doing good right now, and rates haven't really risen to keep up with that...

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by zhiao
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Euro rose above $1.20 today
Replies: 24
Views: 1028

Re: The Euro rose above $1.20 today

Kind of a pointless thread. It's now below $1.19, for example and could be at a totally different spot a month from now. The only reason it went to $1.05 after 2016 election was that there were hopes for tax reform and infrastructure, which technically can still happen. Also, the ending of ECB QE wa...

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by zhiao
Sun May 01, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet Another US Shooting, 6 Dead.
Replies: 295
Views: 6432

RE: Yet Another US Shooting, 6 Dead.

@ Scorpio, I said the vast majority of gun deaths are confined to domestic violence and gang related activity. In other words, random deaths outside these two (which would concern tourists) including these "mass shootings" that you see on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, const...

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by zhiao
Sun May 01, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet Another US Shooting, 6 Dead.
Replies: 295
Views: 6432

RE: Yet Another US Shooting, 6 Dead.

The chance of being killed in a mass shooting is so rare even in the US. Almost all gun deaths are related to domestic violence and gang related activity. "Mass shootings" get all the news just like shark attacks--your chance of being killed by one are sooo remote. I have the same exact perspective ...

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by zhiao
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Panama Law Firm 3TB Leak: $laundry And Tax Evasion
Replies: 126
Views: 4959

RE: Panama Law Firm 3TB Leak: $laundry And Tax Evasion

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#120" class="quote">Reply 120</a>):<br/><i>Which is still considerably lower than w...

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by zhiao
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1956: America Peaked
Replies: 45
Views: 2732

RE: 1956: America Peaked

I know many women who choose to work part time actually

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by zhiao
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1956: America Peaked
Replies: 45
Views: 2732

RE: 1956: America Peaked

^So it's less than 5%, thanks for the info. Combine what two groups, btw? Do you realize that more than half of part-timers do it out of choice?

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by zhiao
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1956: America Peaked
Replies: 45
Views: 2732

RE: 1956: America Peaked

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>Question is how much time a week...

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by zhiao
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1956: America Peaked
Replies: 45
Views: 2732

RE: 1956: America Peaked

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WIederling" class="quote" target="_blank">WIederling</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>No. The times of good overall econom...

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by zhiao
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Adds 242k Jobs In January
Replies: 34
Views: 1619

RE: US Adds 242k Jobs In January

Obama gets no respect

[Edited 2016-03-04 07:05:20]

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by zhiao
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Adds 242k Jobs In January
Replies: 34
Views: 1619

RE: US Adds 242k Jobs In January

And by the way, MEDIAN household income as of December 2015 reached an <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> TIME HIGH: <a href="http://www.sentierresearch.com/reports/Sentier_Household_Income_Trends_Report_December2015_02_29_16.pdf" tar...

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by zhiao
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Who Of You Would Vote For Trump?
Replies: 631
Views: 17494

RE: So Who Of You Would Vote For Trump?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aaron747" class="quote" target="_blank">Aaron747</a> (<a href="#136" class="quote">Reply 136</a>):<br/><i>That's absolutely nuts. At my last job...

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by zhiao
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

If Bernie wins the nomination, he will beat any of the republicans. Honestly, it will be good to have this experiment, and people will see that it wont be all that bad, and the "socialist" word will forever no longer be the bad word it is now (assuming he does an ok job). While he obviously exaggera...

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by zhiao
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#193" class="quote">Reply 193</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> What the hell...

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by zhiao
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#177" class="quote">Reply 177</a>):<br/><i>Prove it, find an article that supports ...

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by zhiao
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#173" class="quote">Reply 173</a>):<br/><i>ews/wonk/wp/2013/09/11/how-the-1percent-...

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by zhiao
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#115" class="quote">Reply 115</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> 1. The median...

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by zhiao
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

Maybe I should be more like you

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by zhiao
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#107" class="quote">Reply 107</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> "Your company...

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by zhiao
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#77" class="quote">Reply 77</a>):<br/><i> Either your cousin must not be a very goo...

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by zhiao
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Acheron" class="quote" target="_blank">Acheron</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>I'm talking about your glaring ignorace re...

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by zhiao
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?
Replies: 250
Views: 5560

RE: Bernie's 'America' Ad - Hit Or Miss?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KiwiRob" class="quote" target="_blank">KiwiRob</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>Thanks for telling me I was born into a co...

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