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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed May 04, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month
Replies: 56
Views: 9388

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month

That is the right move. In my opinion, they need to achieve a production rate that is commensurate with the backlog size. I think if they do not increase the production rate some of the backlog might be considered as iffy. So, in my opinion it is logical to increase the production rate if their bac...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon May 02, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8460

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

MKIAZ wrote:
Still sucks every time bees die :(



Indeed. It is a real buzz-kill.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 307
Views: 103134

Re: Airbus increases a350-900 range

xwb565 wrote:
I will not quote anything not in the public domain but suggest you wait a few months as I have a hunch(maybe more) you will be proven wrong about the 283t variant and DL.



So couch it as a speculation. We do that all the time here. ..

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17325

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

If my suggestions do not work for anyone, suggest alternatives. Generally speaking, if a suggestion does not have realistic merit and the issue is already resolved, proposing alternatives serves no purpose. I cannot condone this action, therefore it must be condemned that violence was used. Because...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17325

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

I think that in these times, we must contextualize the word violence. For me violence is always when the action is in the offensive level as part of an unjustified attack. In addition, Violence should not be limited to the physical dimension only, there is verbal and moral violence. IMHO I think it...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5527

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

IMO everyone who supports the abortion bans should financially responsible foe every child that is born as a result of the abortion ban, you are after all pro-life (or claim to be) so give them a proper life then. Total agreement. And the hell of it is that we actually can do something like that. A...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5527

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

You are a noted and loud 45 supporter who routinely embraces extremist and racist right wing policies & propaganda. You said nothing to condemn Jan 6th and thus still remain in that position. You supported that and would obviously have been pleased if that had somehow managed to succeed. Attemp...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5527

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

I think you meant to say that elections have consequences right? Says a guy who supports the Jan 6th crowd. This is inflammatory and a total fabrication. Please provide any post of mine that supports this or retract this ridiculous statement. Are you only just going to bomb throw or do have anythin...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5527

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

NIKV69 wrote:
I think you meant to say that elections have consequences right?



Says a guy who supports the Jan 6th crowd.

Anyway, you are wrong and obviously are well aware of this. Rights are not up for debate or subject to the votes of uneducated citizens. This stunt will not last long.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2076

Re: Favorite Quotes

Speak of which did the forum's signature section disappeared? I placed some quotes there The moderators claim that it was somehow too hard for them to keep policing that, so they took it away several months ago. Unsurprisingly, no announcement or warning was made about this, and it required digging...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152737

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Yeah, it's total trash. I get the frustration about the diversion but they made it from Cancun to JFK safely in a bit over 6 hours. The FR24 image in the story shows two go arounds at JKF, not four as the article states in giant font. As soon as I saw the "Simple Flying" tag, knew it woul...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmation Tower Proposed for New York City as Symbol of Equity
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Re: Affirmation Tower Proposed for New York City as Symbol of Equity

Another example how to make money by screaming something that will rally a group of people behind your idea. NYC has many other pressing issues at the moment I wish they would address or nobody will be visiting soon. Of course. You are saying there is some universe where it is literally possible fo...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 41622

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

To be fair, There are currently only 2 widebody that actually sells really well. A350-900 and B787-9. The only other aircraft that actually sell moderately well are B787-8. But order for the type isn't picking up in the last few years. So realistically we only got A350-900 and B787-9. To be fair, i...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6860

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

Dropping yields?! You are aware that London is one of the most premium market on the planet, are you? NY & LA would like a word with you, but that is really not the point. LHR & LCY have decent yields; the rest of LON is more or less pants by comparison. In any case, the issue is not LON. I...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6860

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

You just answered your own question: it's a 16-hour flight. Very expensive to operate. There may be some traffic, but... What are the yields? What business traffic is there? Even more importantly: what stable, consistent business traffic is there? Same questions, even if we include connections via ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 41622

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

We talked a lot about the competition from young second hand A330 ceo. Should we also think there is some level of threat posed by relatively young second hand 787? After all the first 787 entered into service in 2011. The GEnx, Trent1000 and Trent7000 are more or less of the same generation. I kno...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 329
Views: 82982

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuA8-HdzCuM
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Not a still, but gets pretty good and up close.

Looks as though it attracted quite a lot of bullet holes too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuA8-HdzCuM

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152737

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Smacks of a real Red Team/Green Team issue in the future. Or maybe this is just WN swallowing AirTran, but with compatible aircraft types. Goal: Eliminate a competitor, pure and simple. NK & B6 are too close in size for that to be a realistic possibility. Makes sense to me. One of the last move...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2076

Re: Favorite Quotes

Some quotes from Jesus —probably. Every poker table has a fool. If you do not know who it is, you're it... The real miracle isn't knocking up a pornstar. It's doing it twice... Don't should on people ... Gotta get it in the boat before you hang it on the wall... Everything in life is about sex. Exce...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Truth Social App Taking A Spectacular Nosedive
Replies: 44
Views: 3575

Re: Trump's Truth Social App Taking A Spectacular Nosedive

Saying Facebook is left leaning is like saying antarctica is leaning towards a tropical climate. They let Trump and his russian bots run rampage for years, breaking every rule in the house without consequence. It is a proto-fascist hell hole. There are indeed far too many illiberal postings tolerat...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are successful aircraft programs? How do we even measure success?
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: What are successful aircraft programs? How do we even measure success?

I sure hope the A339 will sell! I loved the A332/3, I would love to fly on the reengined one. And you're right. Not a lot of downside risk, plenty of upside risk. If they capture 10% of the A330 replacement market, they're golden. However: here's a new metric of success I just thought about: What i...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 204
Views: 38618

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

I have lived in the Dulles area around 5 years and have only seen 30 used a few times a year, how often is 12 used? Not sure where you’re looking, but 30 is used ALL THE TIME. I live 6 miles directly off 30 and we get a daily barrage of the international flights, at a minimum. Prevailing winds in t...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12871

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

BREAKING: Will Smith Resigns from Motion Picture Academy ... https://www.tmz.com/2022/04/01/will-smith-resign-the-academy-oscars-chris-rock-slap-smack/ Might save him if true. Likely the opposite. People do not just resign from the MPA. He was told to. The Hollywood forgiveness cycle requires it wi...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12871

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Although I did not watch the Oscars it is impossible not to have picked up on the gist of what happened. And my opinion is that Chris Rock got what he deserved. It takes zero talent to tell a mean joke about someone’s appearance, health, or disabilities. It’s just cruel behavior practiced by school...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2366

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

NZ and Canada are quite good. UK and Israel sound like death in the family. The Thai anthem is almost...fun. UK would be tops if it were Rule Britannia , which honestly, most people outside of UK think it is... Personally, I always liked the Soviet national anthem. But France's is pretty good too.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4015

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

Cannot decide whether to laugh or continue to not be surprised...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 895
Views: 174465

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

Do their CEOs have more seats? The article says, "Delta’s version will be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, which offer improved fuel efficiency of nearly 12% on a per-seat basis compared to Delta’s A321ceo (current engine option) performance, the airline said." I thought the NEO, e...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2363

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

TWA772LR wrote:
cjg225 wrote:
T18 wrote:
China has a long and proud history of knock offs and straight up IP teft so not shocking at all, worst part is this one don't even look good on its own.

Yeesh. Yeah. That's an ugly copy of the Beetle.

The VW is a classic. This is the Walmart version.



Wish Beetle...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 87334

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

It’s lighter than the A321LR. If you don’t need the extra capability the base A321neo is better. It is lighter in both OEW and MTOW (saving in landing fees) with higher cargo volume. And of course it’s cheaper. The only advantage of the LR is the flexibility to remove the ACTs essentially convertin...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are successful aircraft programs? How do we even measure success?
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: What are successful aircraft programs? How do we even measure success?

Furthermore, when thinking about the A330neo, another aspect comes to mind: what about putting pressure on sales prices of a competitor ? That oughta be some form of success. After all, in a duopoly, you're better off if the other guy is worse off. I always thought it is interesting that people thi...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What changes would Boeing have to make to the 747-8 to give it the capacity of the largest Airbus product?
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

Re: What changes would Boeing have to make to the 747-8 to give it the capacity of the largest Airbus product?

Part of the issue here is the upper deck is single aisle, and if it were full length you would have similar issues to long narrow bodies in terms of boarding/deboarding times. Likely worse as those doors can not be used to board, so there would be a significant time-add getting everyone downstairs....

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5696
Views: 375432

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I haven't heard anyone bring up the old "Russia isn't a threat because we're too economically linked together" argument lately. Or the "Europe is too civilized to get into a war" one, either. Not much too that. It is not different to Americans believing they cannot have a civil ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18541

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

I am a little disappointed in something said in that it's a mistake to assume someone watching child porn are pedophiles? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/22/trailer-how-campaign-rhetoric-about-child-porn-made-it-supreme-court-hearing/ I mean they aren't watching kiddie porn because ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7164

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

It is to the point where Americans do not want to touch this for fear not of being cancelled, but of being seen to approve of the right's increasingly hostile and absurd social agendas. I do however think you’re underplaying just how unhinged trans discourse has become on the far left. Because ther...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7164

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

How do you know they are horrible people? Because you obviously do not care about this or any other sports for that matter. You are simply looking for another stick to bash Transfolk with and have not begun to understand the complexities at play here. That makes my conclusion accurate and obvious. ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Mar 19, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7164

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Why bother who the proponent is if the issue is legitimate?



Because there are people/interests for whom this issue is only a part of a larger and far more toxic agenda. Having a conscience does not allow me to give oxygen to that sort.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Mar 19, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7164

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

This is absolutely nuts. Protection against discrimination in the workplace or school is one thing, but this is quite another. Athletic organizations need to ante up and require that trans athletes either compete in their biological category or compete against each other in their own. The entire pu...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4476

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Great news. Nobody wants a shorter day. Says you. I hate it, because I like my darkness in winter. I would take darkness year round if I could. But yeah, having more of it is probably the best part of winter. I'm not a morning person so I prefer for it to stay light longer in the evening. I can dea...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14051

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

As a leadership, without doubt. But I'm not convinced that the Russian people have actively sought a return to autocracy - it has been packaged and sold to them as nationalism. The further they got down this path, the more control the state had and the steeper (or more radioactive) any alternates b...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Mar 10, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

It is all a bit of a long winding dance, but at the end of the day, by fall of this year, we should see prices ease quite a bit. The summer will be a bit rough. It may actually go down before that. OPEC has signaled pretty loudly that they are going to increase production substantially in April. Th...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14051

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

That’s very interesting. Can it also be likened to terrorists in that dying for a cause is a good thing Sure. I would not put it to the same level, but it is kind of all in the same family. I will not say I can understand that from experience, but I am familiar enough with it to know it is very dif...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14051

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

They didn't have the casualties in Georgia and Chechnya that they're having in Ukraine. When the generals start to see their military slowly disintegrating and China staring at the remains across the border, they might do something. China is too much of a trading partner for that to be a realistic ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14051

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

It's not clear that he has a solid succession plan in place. It is possible that Putin will try to do something so crazy that his highest aides will decide that "due to health reasons," he is resigning from the job. There is no succession plan in place. But at least it gets worse. No stat...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 530
Views: 30854

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I know there have been restrictions on leases, but what irks me to no end is how the administration is still begging autocratic petrostates instead of thinking domestically. Those hydrocarbons will be burned either way. Does not solve anything. Production is not the issue; we make more than we use....

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5696
Views: 375432

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It is so sad to see Ukranians dying in what is probably a losing fight. I wish them the best and hope they win but it seems impossible to me. If we had crystal balls and knew Ukraine's resistance would have absolutely NO positive consequences, only death, then sure. But honestly, what right do you ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1980s NATO-Warsaw Pact hot war?
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: 1980s NATO-Warsaw Pact hot war?

Red Army by Ralph Peters.

It is fictional and written entirely from the Soviet side, but it covers the hows, whys, and what-would-it-look-likes pretty well.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 39
Views: 3512

Re: Celebrity Crush

Cheryl Tunt.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years of the Mighty 757
Replies: 129
Views: 20004

Re: 40 Years of the Mighty 757

I was told it was too long and annoying to board. No worse than a 739 or an A321. 753s board through the L2, and that's not a trivial distance back from the front, where the aforementioned aircraft board. While it makes for an interesting fan fictionesque theory, there has never been anything to su...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost: do you love their music and theatrics, or hate it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Ghost: do you love their music and theatrics, or hate it?

I fully understand, though, that Ghost isn't for everyone. What are your thoughts? It took a minute for this to grow on me. But it eventually did. I really do not see them as over the top or anything... Like a more PG-13 version of Celtic Frost . I guess Square Hammer works as a most popular. But I...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility
Replies: 46
Views: 2861

Re: Adult child molester to serve sentence in juvenile facility

Yes, that exodus myth is ridiculously tired by now. Is that so? It is so. You are not using a valid metric. Far more valid data points can be found here, https://ktla.com/news/california/california-population-declining-amid-lower-immigration-fewer-births-pandemic-deaths/. CA lost a miniscule amount...

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