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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 310
Views: 33703

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

So with that scientific backing in mind, a common-sense liberal government in Sydney will eventually ax the curfew law. Well there has been, according to you a “common sense”, Liberal party government in power federally for the last 6 years and at the state level in NSW for the last 8 years and nei...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 710
Views: 18764

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Quite apart from Brexit, take a step back and look at British society generally and the language that is being used; the country has become so polarised and the sense of disunity - irreconcilable, bitter disunity - seems to have become all the more evident. I really do believe that historians, writ...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47477

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Pilots were saying some time ago that AJ might use the negotiations as a reason to cancel sunrise, and just use it as leverage to reduce pilot costs. They did similar with the 787 saying they would cancel the orders unless the pay was reduced. (The 10 and 16 are my best recollection) The main stick...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3855

Re: Joe Biden ill??

Why are the Democrats actively TRYING to lose the 2020 election? A lot of us, even some on the right want Trump gone and here the Democrats are handing it to Trump and the GOP on a silver platter. Not all Democrats. Whilst some are trying to hog the limelight for their well scripted debate sound bi...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10130

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Another young white guy who lost his mind after years of alt-right indoctrination by sites like Breitbart, 4chan and 8chan. Combined with easy access to firearms and a gun culture that caters to these insecure individuals. But of course the mere mentioning of this makes me an enemy to a sizable por...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9375

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I don't think the usual suspects from Europe on this forum have any ground to lecture others how to fix US society. Really? Murder rates per 100,000: France 1.3 Germany 1.0 UK 1.2 Ireland 0.9 Sweden 1.1 Netherlands 0.8 Spain 0.7 USA 5.3 I think the Europeans have a lot of ground and expertise to le...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9375

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I'm not changing the subject, but simply fast forwarding through all the BS to the endgame where, in the scenario I lay out, the Left will find very uncomfortable decision making to be made. No, it’s a changing of the subject and trying to put the focus on how bad leftists are when this massacre wa...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9375

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

https://www.foxnews.com/media/texas-lt- ... t-shooting
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And it looks like Fox News and Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick are finally getting angry at the real cause behind this massacre:

Antifa and left wing protestors:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/texas-lt- ... t-shooting

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9375

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Seems like the shooter is a white nationalist Trump supporter, trying to copycat the Christchurch shooter but targeting Hispanics instead of Muslims. If that turns out to be true, the usual suspects will be on this like flies on shit to claim it's all a 'false flag' operation, and that those people...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9375

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Truly sad. Awaiting further details but I doubt anyone cares. Itll quickly be politicized. It should be politicised. Have you noticed how in every other developed country when they have a mass shooting it becomes politicised and the politicians actually do something about gun violence? And also att...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9375

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Seems like the shooter is a white nationalist Trump supporter, trying to copycat the Christchurch shooter but targeting Hispanics instead of Muslims.

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 15105

Re: Antifa Violence

My work colleagues who are right wing oriented, practically consider Antifa as the biggest threat to humanity ever. If you were to believe them they are lurking everywhere, on street corners, in basements, in dumpsters, on attics, in their dreams and so on. Personally I have never seen anything rem...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5211

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

It’s funny how some on this thread think the EU sold out to the Mercosur nation in this FTA. The EU has a GDP of $18 trillion, the others about 2.4 trillion. I don’t know how bad of a negotiator the EU must be if they supposedly sold out to nations with a combined economy one seventh smaller than th...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2166

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

It’s ridiculous young people are in hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt at the start of their careers. Young people aren’t the most worldly bunch at that age so saying it’s their fault for choosing the wrong degree is not a helpful position. If I were running the educational system higher educa...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle 3701, why no documentary?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Pinnacle 3701, why no documentary?

There are a lot of remarkable and interesting aviation accidents that have occurred with no pax onboard, and as they have a tiny body count the media isn’t too interested.

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary

In a way it would be fitting for Moore to win the election. Politicians should represent their people. And when you’re in a state that bans women from controlling their own bodies, grants parental rights to rapists, bans TV shows that feature gay people and has the worst education system of the 50 s...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 54
Views: 5298

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

This moaning about younger generations being useless reminds me of this quote: The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no l...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2691

Re: America The Bully?

Then US bullying stops, or is curtailed to South America, where I doubt it will go smoothly either. I can see the US in a generation concentrating it’s foreign policy toward Latin America. This will come about due to the influx of migrants from that part of the world, and demographic shifts which m...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2544

Re: Shoes, feet...

I’m a pretty casual dresser and a semi minimalist, so just 7 pairs, Black dress boots that double as work shoes Solid hiking shoes Lightweight running shoes Casual sneakers 1 pair of sandals 2 pairs of rubber flip flops Because I live in Australia I mostly wear the flip flops 90% of the time outside...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2691

Re: America The Bully?

China is now approaching the size where they can be an economic powerhouse on a US level. Much of this depends on their plans to control the global routes of trade. They key being their “Belt and Road” Initiative to dominate trade routes in Eurasia and Africa. If you have a look at a map of the init...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6052

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

I've said it before; I'll say it again: There are two kinds of countries: Those that use the metric system and those that have landed men on the moon. Except that behind the scenes NASA was using metric units in the Apollo spacecraft. The moon mission were metricised: https://ukma.org.uk/why-metric...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?

I don’t mean to gloat but after reading this thread I’m sure glad I live in a country with government funded national healthcare free at the point of use, and I don’t have to deal with insurers, premiums, deductibles, co-pays, negotiated rates, plans, networks, coverage, etc. Most people in develope...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Yes, it does matter when a drone gets shot down because that is still considered a United States government asset. Don't care if it is a drone or not. Its bad for our defense and aerospace contracting industries, so we need war to fuel these industries. Plus,those drones cost about 180,000,000 USD....

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The US and the EU had done a deal with Iran to bring it back into the world. Three years later, we sit on the start of Iran enriching uranium, a major global conflict and sending fuel prices rocketing. And people consider this good politics? If you are a weapons manufacturer. If you are Israeli or ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

That's the man I had in mind when I wrote my comment. But even better that Trump changed his mind and did not follow his advice, finally. The fact Bolton will remain in the Administration, right next to an easily influenced President's ear causes concern however. His obsession with invading Iran wi...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Well, there seem to be people in the administration who do not think like this. Heck, if the story was actually as described above and not just some kind of propaganda (you all know how the saying goes, truth is the first casualty in war...) then I really like what Trump did. John Bolton thought th...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

According the latest news, Trump stopped the attack because he received an answer to his question about the number of expected casualties (150). As per the news report, he considered this number as inappropriate in relation to what had happened. One life taken isn't appropriate for the loss of a fl...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Now a US Drone got downed by an Iranian SAM... Trump is weak when it comes to military action. This is why we need a president that has a military background. And Trump is not one of them... Trump in office has bombed about 7 countries, launched cruise missiles strikes in Syria, authorised Special ...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

the Iran deal was BS to begin with (and even lefties have to admit it), Absolutely not. The Nuclear Deal was a great deal. Every independent expert said it stopped Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, and brought them into the international trade community where ongoing trade, tourism and connections...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27416

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

PanAm 103 was a result of IR 655. It doesn't make it right but understandable. . Now that's conspiracy theorist nonsense without proof. Two Libyans were convicted of that crime with no Iranian involvement. Suggest Iran was behind Pan Am 103 is as crazy as suggesting the US government was behind 9/11.

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7008

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Here's a good start https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/30/some-failed-climate-predictions/ Hint - No one knows, but everyone likes to make dire predictions that rarely pan out. Really! https://americanconsequences.com/overheating-about-global-warming/ Another view. Both sources written by authors ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6052

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Don't be too hard on Tucker. He's on Fox News, so of course the metric system is responsible for the world outside of America being so scary. They even think it's responsible for plane crashes: Fox News host Anna Kooiman speculated on Sunday that an AirAsia flight could have gone missing because int...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18132

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Boeing won’t even be considering single pilot ops for the 797 or NMA given the need for those aircraft to be developed reasonably soon (after the MAX fiasco). They aren’t going to contribute trillions into research and development of autonomous flight systems with no benefit. For everyone else in th...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 54
Views: 8766

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

As a result, my carrier has suspended operations in the Tehran FIR. Really? I think it would be fine to fly over Iran itself. A quick look at flightradar shows all major European, Asian and ME carriers still operating in Tehran's airspace. Any potential issues would come from the Gulf, after all it...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18132

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

The whole article is a fraud, it's based off rumour, coming from quotes by "anonymous airline execs" not engineers, pilots or designers who know what they are talking about. It's funny how the predictions of single pilot airliners never come from pilots, those who actually know how hard it...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10371

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

I remember reading in Brian Moynahan’s excellent Airport International (which fired my interest in aviation about 32 years ago when I was 9) that airline pilot selection had a set of tests to determine candidates personality. One was playing basketball IIRC: they were looking for the team players a...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

It’s a huge shame because I don’t know where the next generation of flyers are going to come from if we cut off even basic attempts at outreach like this? The next generation will come from the social media “influencers”. This guys already got his YouTube Play button and his flow through to America...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 16, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

On the ground, it's common and relatively easy to ask to look around. I’ve heard anecdotally now that several major international carriers have instituted a complete ban on any passengers visiting the flight deck pre or post flight. Not even little kids are allowed to have a peek inside. Whether it...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 05, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42045

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Too many posters here are obsessed with this 737 vs A320 debate. It had nothing to do with which aircraft they were flying. Look at the weather report: KNIP 040145Z 29008G16KT 3SM +TSRA BR SCT008 BKN015CB OVC032 24/22 A2999 RMK AO2 TSB04 FRQ LTGIC OHD TS OHD MOV E Gusting tailwinds above aircraft li...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10371

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

I'm a bit late to this discussion but I think the problem is a US-centric view of the airline world. No one commenting here has had much experience with those trained in a variety of civilian ab initio programs (I have). Each of these men has substantial accomplishments in their background and no on...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8762

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I guarantee you, if cameras are installed in flight decks then the standard preflight procedure for every pilot will be to put a cover over it. Cameras won’t aid accident investigations or improve safety. Everyone with a brain knows that Egypatair 990 was a deliberate act of murder by the FO. There’...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719764

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Ethiopian has a good reputation as an airline, right ? Actually they’ve fatally crashed a 738, this decade, just after take off, due to poor piloting. This to me looks more similar to today’s incident than the JT610 incident so maybe it’s an Ethiopian Airlines issue, not the MAX: The final report r...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719764

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopi ... Flight_409
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And further to my last post, don’t forget Ethiopian lost a 737-800 as recently as 2010 due to pilot error. Let’s not jump to conclusions:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopi ... Flight_409

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719764

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Although the recent JT610 crash is making everyone immediately think another MCAS, don’t forget the region. They have a poor Aviation safety record and there’s dozens of reasons this crash could’ve occurred, I’d be putting my dollar initially on something else (or a combination of factors as most av...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12676

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Selling out your country to own the libs. Because 'merica. Probably the most true sentiment of all. I've tried to appeal to conservatives by showing them how Trump is really bad for the economy, the debt, peace, trade, on social issues etc but what it all boils down to for them is "More than a...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nobel peace price for Trump
Replies: 52
Views: 3422

Re: Nobel peace price for Trump

Have we dropped bombs anywhere? Invaded any countries? Nope. Nothing. What is that if not PEACE? (not that I think this "prize" is worth the desire) Hilarious! The MAGA brigade think their dear leader is a pacifist! Let’s see what how “peaceful” he has been since January 20th, 2017: Cruis...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13175

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

No place for racism especially in the airline industry, where the mission is to connect the world and bring people closer together through air travel. Especially not one with the global reach of BA. That should be the mission of an airline, but it's been a little different behind the flight deck do...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Candace Owens explains Nationalism
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Candace Owens explains Nationalism

You can always count on the limp wristed leftists to spew garbage about an intelligent African American woman... but seriously, do you see calling someone a deplorable as an insult? Hillary Clinton called those that don't kiss her ass deplorable so we take that as a label to be proud of...maybe get...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia a western nation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1735

Re: Australia a western nation?

Australia has historically been a European nation (primarily of Anglo Celtic heritage) but this is now changing. Increased non-Caucasian migration since the White Australia Policy was ended in the 70's has changed the racial makeup of the nation. Sydney and Melbourne are now at 25-30% of residents w...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Coming of Age movie
Replies: 32
Views: 1802

Re: The Correct Coming of Age movie

Most of these movies listed so far are for those who came of age in the 80's. For those who came of age in the second half of the nineties, it was definitely American Pie. Can't Hardly Wait, She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, Never Been Kissed are some others from that era that st...

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