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by zckls04
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3785
Views: 497297

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

marcelh wrote:
Or you are just splitting hairs and taking it too literally. You can do better than that.


Indeed. If you're a Boeing cheerleader, it's probably not a good sign when you're quibbling over the definition of the term "death trap"!

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by zckls04
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3785
Views: 497297

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So Boeing will have its cash cow - 737 - never make a profit along with the 787 which requires a paper write off, but Chpt.11 is so far outside the realm of possibility that when suggested as a possible outcome people think its nuts? If the two products that you are selling are not making money the...

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by zckls04
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 32897

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

In fact I wish we would, and have steered the conversation that way at least three times, but everyone wants to talk about MCAS, sigh. We should then not be surprised if regulators such as EASA declare that the fixed MCAS is docile enough that sim training is not needed, right? Well steered......

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by zckls04
Thu May 30, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387707

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Feel free to read in to others behaviors any way you want, but keep in mind it is your interpretation/projection of others, which may or may not be reality. I'm not attempting to read into others' behaviors; I hold no position on what anybody else thinks. I'm merely commenting on how it appears , a...

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by zckls04
Wed May 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387707

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Absurd distortion, intentional hyperbole, whatever, don't we have enough of that here already? Hyperbole and exaggeration exist in language for a reason. They do come in useful to highlight a point sometimes. I get that these days we all have to pretend absolutely everything anybody says is literal...

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by zckls04
Tue May 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387707

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

One of many posts with absurd distortion of other people's positions, presumably because people are intensively triggered by investigation of the actions of the pilots. sigh. No, it's intentional hyperbole to help you understand how you can say one thing, but mean another. Let's cut to the chase. P...

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by zckls04
Fri May 24, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387707

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Because there rules assume that Pilots have a certain level of proficiency so failures like MCAS shouldn't be a big deal? It's becoming blindingly obvious that Pilots aren't as proficient in abnormal situations as presumed and that the FAA has to adjust it's certification standards which will cause...

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by zckls04
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718051

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I'm no history expert but at least the Comet comes to mind. And I'd be surprised if it were the only one. The DC-10? There are lots of examples if you look back far enough. But those were half a century ago. Don't know if anybody's seen this yet, but a WN Max 8 declared an emergency on it's way fro...

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by zckls04
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718051

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Help me out here (and, yes, I'm definitely ready to get flamed in this a.net world)...so, United Airlines has the exact same setup as the MAX's that crashed, and they have 23,000 +/- flight hours with the type...and they didn't crash a one of them (yes, I know they have the -9, and the aircraft tha...

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by zckls04
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 72
Views: 3475

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

Creamy is undoubtedly the best. When you're five.

Grownups know crunchy is the way to go.

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by zckls04
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2556

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

We can argue all day about the merits of one health care system versus the other, and many on both sides of the argument will have valid points. But as a physician, the unhealthy, particularly the sedentary American, play a large role in their own health. Do the numbers actually back that claim up ...

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by zckls04
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2556

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

And so? There is nothing new there except the admission that the OECD study is FLAWED and the US is unlikely to be last in the developed world. The study actually says neither that the OECD study is flawed (OECD just presents the data; it doesn't interpret it), nor that the US is unlikely to be las...

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by zckls04
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2556

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

Much of the toxicity out there has been created by your side of the aisle. As far the rest. Well maybe you should read up on Sheldon Adelson. A boy born into a below average income family who didn't share your negative view on this country. I will leave you a quote. Ah yes, the poor downtrodden boy...

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by zckls04
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2556

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

Punch line: Our care is among the best in the world. But our access to care needs to be improved. Well of course. Nobody's saying the doctors are crap. Access to care and spiraling costs are the entire problem. Except it isn't. As usual, much of the difference is due to reporting differences. But i...

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by zckls04
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clothing brands popular with gay men?
Replies: 66
Views: 8873

Re: Clothing brands popular with gay men?

1337Delta764... do you think maybe you'd be better suited to a fashion/clothing/shopping forum? I've only ever seen threads from you regarding clothing and shopping (and of course the colour pink). Apart from your username I don't think I've seen anything aviation related. That's not fair - you're ...

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by zckls04
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2556

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

That does not change the fact that our outcomes are negatively impacted because Americans are so fat and lazy. This is not a radical concept, believe me. Yes, I'm sure that's why infant mortality is the worst in the Western world as well. All those obese, lazy six-month-old babies. There is another...

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by zckls04
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats
Replies: 111
Views: 3604

Re: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats

The latest Harvard-Harris poll is out, and it is not looking good at all for the blue wave that we have been promised. 47% currently approve of Trump's handling of the presidency, which is nearly identical to Barack Obama's approval at the same point in his presidency. It is also worth noting that ...

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by zckls04
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats
Replies: 111
Views: 3604

Re: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats

I think this was inevitable to be honest. The Democrats had a small window of time where the party was fairly united against Trump. I think that window is closing fast. This poll might be wrong, but I still think the promised blue wave will be a damp squib (to mix my metaphors horribly). Still, five...

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by zckls04
Thu May 31, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 324
Views: 10021

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

According to Darwinsts, all "races" evolved from apes. Not true. Humans share a common ancestor with modern apes. This common ancestor lived around 5-8 million years ago. I think it's a stretch to claim this is what Barr was referring to, don't you? So why is the "Black" or &quo...

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by zckls04
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 19754

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

Sorry, I thought this was a thread about John Leahy - did I miss something in the title? You apparently missed the rather obvious point that one can only judge a person's performance by comparison with their peers. You're suggesting selling planes is easy when there are only 2 OEMs to choose from, ...

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by zckls04
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 92
Views: 4123

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

But why should it be illegal? Should a paid for service like netflix not be given priority over cat videos or illegal porn downloads? Why? If I purchase bandwidth isn't it my choice what I use it on? Should my power company be able to restrict the amount of electricity I buy that can be used on Son...

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by zckls04
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 92
Views: 4123

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

But treating all content equivalently is also an incredibly dumb argument. Do we treat HBO content similar to non-premium content? No there is an extra charge for it if you choose to watch it. And HBO content is quite good because it costs extra. As others have pointed out, you're confusing content...

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by zckls04
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 27501

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

But what I really find creepy is Uncle Joe's "fondling" of teens, and actual "children". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWqgKIpuZbQ I see a video of a ranting fuckwit burbling on incoherently to convince his army of idiot followers to buy his herbal remedies. Not sure how that ...

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by zckls04
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2491

Re: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?

In another year, it will be Chelsea who will be pushed into the forefront to carry on the dynasty. Clinton News Network will faithfully tell us that Chelsea is the only hope for unseating Trump. Dont waste your vote on also-rans who cant win like Bernie. Clintons are the chosen ones! I take it the ...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2491

Re: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?

Ofcourse Bernie's name is toxic to the old boys Democrat's club in Washington! His politics would derail their gravy train. Hillary's politics keeps it chugging along merrily! There will be resistance from the old boys against the change Bernie will bring. Am I part of the old boys club? Are the 17...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2491

Re: Will "Crooked Hillary" and her cabal ever go to Jail?

Bernie makes valid arguments and I think he will make a wonderful president. Bernie won't be President, ever. It's time to let that one go. Like most of his supporters you're still stuck in the mindset that Clinton's supporters are some kind of personality cult (which is ridiculous, since Clinton's...

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by zckls04
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees
Replies: 58
Views: 3827

Re: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees

A music degree is fine, if you can wait tables and earn the tuition money. It won't repay a $200,000 loan. It'll repay a $20k loan, which is what a music degree at a public university would actually cost. And if it's not a public university, how do you propose to regulate it? Another thing to remem...

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by zckls04
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees
Replies: 58
Views: 3827

Re: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees

The problem is that education is now viewed by many only as a means to generating wealth, rather than a benefit to society in and of itself. When I was young, degrees like "ABBA studies" or "Surfing Studies" would have been considered worthless. Now though, the worthless degrees ...

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by zckls04
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 27501

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

If the shoe was on the other foot, and this was Barry Obama being accused, and there were as many Liberal Radio Talk shows that their base listened to, then I'm quite sure there would be an abundance of Obama Forever supporters calling in. You can see their Blind loyalty to their first Black Presid...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 27501

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Did you forget on purpose that Clinton was accused of sex crimes too? Also proved to have committed perjury? He was given a pass by the media and supported by his party. Guess women will only believed when they accuse a Republican huh? Either you believe this guy is guilty or you don't- your answer...

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by zckls04
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16762

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals ... el-is.html

Some serious cherrypicking I suspect, but it is true that comparing the value you get from the two fares isn't always apples to oranges.
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Here's an interesting counterargument:

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals ... el-is.html

Some serious cherrypicking I suspect, but it is true that comparing the value you get from the two fares isn't always apples to oranges.

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 51262

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

BobPatterson wrote:
If reading from a teleprompter without error counts as magnificent, then you are on to something. He did manage to stay on script for more than 30 minutes.


Well, you can't deny it's progress....

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 Election Sweep
Replies: 82
Views: 2669

Re: 2017 Election Sweep

Just a silly question, how can you attack anyone for just being herself? Good for her that she continued to talk about the issues instead of lowering the standards to their level. Bob Marshall won 13 elections sticking to a hardcore socially conservative message. Up until now it has been a winning ...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 Election Sweep
Replies: 82
Views: 2669

Re: 2017 Election Sweep

I think Roem's victory is one of the most instructive. Her opponent spent the whole campaign attacking her for being transgender, while she stuck relentlessly to message, spending most of the campaign talking about roads. That's a model the rest of the Democrats need to be emulating. Oh man, you rea...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 29
Views: 1122

Re: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?

johns624 wrote:
They are if you give any thought at all to what they are commemorating.


That's a case of personal opinion. Some might argue that remembering to be thankful for what you have is much more important than dwelling on the past.

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 29
Views: 1122

Re: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?

More significant national holidays are 4th of July, Veterans' Day, Memorial Day, and even Christmas. Memorial Day and Veterans Day are not generally considered more important than Thanksgiving. Christmas is, but a lot of people will dress up for Xmas dinner; I certainly always have. Ditto for Thank...

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by zckls04
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5872

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

I have a controversial pick- The Wire. Series 1 was incredible, and series 2 was even better. Series 3 seemed to me to be treading the same ground as season 1, and I gave up after that. The other obvious pick is the X-Files. I was thinking the other day about how the X-Files contrasted with Quantum ...

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by zckls04
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Warning to developed countries
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: Travel Warning to developed countries

Please tell me you can tell the difference between Early America and modern day. Hate to tell you this, but history is a continuous arc. You can't just discount the bits you don't like. The UAE is built on slavery, but so is the USA. Yes, it was a long time ago, but no, that doesn't mean it didn't ...

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by zckls04
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Warning to developed countries
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: Travel Warning to developed countries

Like many people who are shown to have been wrong in their claims, you have difficulty in addressing the point at issue. Diversionary tactics will get you nowhere with me. No, you're just not getting it. The point is that in the US we should be holding ourselves to a higher standard. Don't know why...

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by zckls04
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance
Replies: 56
Views: 2080

Re: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance

Couldn't that explanation also be completely turned around? The same democrats/liberals who lost their collective minds about Trump's "male chauvinism" are now laughing and cheering the same thing when it's targeted at someone they don't like? Evidently you hold your president to high sta...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mispronounced Words
Replies: 93
Views: 6122

Re: Mispronounced Words

Speaking of "H", how about "history"? Some say "an history" but it's "a history" if you pronounce the "H". Tugg The usual rule is that you say "a history", but "an historic event". If the first syllable of the "h" word ...

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by zckls04
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 5753

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Here`s the thing, it happened in turn 3. Which makes no difference. It's still right at the start of the race. The tires haven't gotten warmer, the field hasn't spread out. And no, there were not "10 cars in one turn". Hyperbole my friend. Not meant to be taken literally. Pretty avoidable...

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by zckls04
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 5753

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

And Sainz doing the same thing in the same race.....four wheels out while overtaking and not getting penalized at all....that does not make it controversial??? Nope. OJ murdered somebody and got away with it. That does not mean Phil Spector's conviction is "controversial". If you want to ...

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by zckls04
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 5753

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

19 seconds to take a decision strikes me as quick for such a controversial call. It wasn't even slightly controversial- the VT clearly showed he had all four wheels off the track. Some penalties take a long time to judge because they are not either/or situations. This did not require judgment- he e...

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by zckls04
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected
Replies: 61
Views: 2847

Re: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected

Highly likely the GOP vote will also be split if Cruz or Rubio run again. Assuming he doesn't get kicked out of office Trump may decide to leave the GOP and run as an independent. :rotfl: :rotfl: The GOP vote wasn't split in 2016, so I don't see why it would be split in 2020 with the same candidate...

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by zckls04
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Has a Secret Weapon for Competing With the Airbus A321
Replies: 83
Views: 22940

Re: Boeing Has a Secret Weapon for Competing With the Airbus A321

Not a pretty picture. But look how wonderfully they recovered. As will Boeing, as told by history-- because about a decade before the above scenario, Boeing was once again the one stuck with older technology against Airbus' fresh offerings and approach. Hence the word "cycle." Lofty stall...

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by zckls04
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mispronounced Words
Replies: 93
Views: 6122

Re: Mispronounced Words

Where I live there's a street called "Versailles" which is pronounced by most locals as "Ver-Sails". When I pronounce it "Vair-sye" people think I'm being pretentious. My wife and I often bicker about it, so to annoy her I pronounce "Buena Vista" as "Byoo...

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by zckls04
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected
Replies: 61
Views: 2847

Re: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected

Assuming he survives this term and somehow manages to get renominated: How about Trump vs Kamala Harris in 2020? The Bernie Bros are already warming up the attack machine for Kamala Harris. I'm seeing all sorts of attacks on social media. Presumably Bernie will run again in 2020, so I suspect the D...

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by zckls04
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation
Replies: 24
Views: 1232

Re: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation

I wonder, would it be possible for a snap election if there was indeed collusion? If not, what happens? None at all. Unless Trump himself is charged there won't be any significant fallout. Congress could choose to impeach, but they don't have the votes in either the House or the Senate to do so. Th...

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