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by winginit
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 5103

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

DTW-FRA in the low season 1980 was less than $500 all in with TWO checked bags now that same ticket at the very least is $1000 plus baggage fees and extra cash if you want the same personnel space you had back in 1980. You are missing the point on inflation. $500 in 1980 is now $1,556. So you save ...

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by winginit
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 7017

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

I don't think that every single emotional support animal is a fake emotional support animal It's an unpopular opinion when brought up, but the raw truth is that there is very, very little scientific evidence of any sort that validates the purpose of emotional support animals. I love dogs, but I'll ...

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by winginit
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 5103

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

Yeah, trickle down economics isn’t working, certainly not for passengers who pay ever more for ever less, If you think passengers are paying more for less you are either under 25 or have no concept of the time value of money. I grew up in the deregulation era and I assure you I'm paying a lot more ...

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by winginit
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10420

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Looking at it objectively Trump really had no choice than to cancel the trip. The Greenland issue had blown up into such a big thing that the visit would be dominated by it and, ultimately be negative for Trump. Especially after the Danish PM called the offer absurd. And then there's of course the ...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

People in those countries are predisposed to accept a socialist system. They are all beholden to a Monarchy, whether they have a current parliament or not, or are a conquered state accustomed to government control over most aspects of their lives. As a result they don’t complain about things like v...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

If American capitalism is so evil, why do people keep coming to America? Oh right, because it's the Norwegians, Swedes, Canadians, Austrians, Swiss, and Australians who are coming to America in droves? Hardly. Honestly what a ridiculously foolish statement. People in those countries are predisposed...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54974

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

I strongly believe that what DL needs is to fly JFK-ICN on their own metal. Whether that means a 3rd daily JFK-ICN flight or taking over one of the Korean flights, I think that is essential to have. Why? The whole point of a JV is so DL doesn’t have to do things like that. Ding ding ding! Spot on. ...

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by winginit
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

So basically, you agree with President Trump, who said only people from $h!th○l € countries come to America? Why aren't the desperate people going to those other, nicer, countries? Why is the USA besieged by illegals? I personally know quite a few people who come here from "nicer" countri...

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by winginit
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

I would say very few of those home buyers were wiped out. Most put nothing or very little down. Those who did put anything meaningful toward a down payment were cashing it out via a HELOC as soon as the first mortgage closed. Most basically lived rent free for months and years since the foreclosure...

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by winginit
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Oh right, because it's the Norwegians, Swedes, Canadians, Austrians, Swiss, and Australians who are coming to America in droves? Hardly. Honestly what a ridiculously foolish statement. I could not agree with you more, unlike the other reply. We are certainly not the premier destination for many oth...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

SteelChair wrote:
If American capitalism is so evil, why do people keep coming to America?


Oh right, because it's the Norwegians, Swedes, Canadians, Austrians, Swiss, and Australians who are coming to America in droves?

Hardly. Honestly what a ridiculously foolish statement.

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

So none of the blame goes on the people who knew they couldn't afford the first mortgage payment? Did I say that? I think you'll find I didn't, but I'd argue the individuals you're referencing were blamed and punished enough in being, I don't know, financially wiped out? Whereas executives and CEOs...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

stratosphere wrote:
Yeah and once upon a time when having a child out of wedlock you felt shame and humiliation. .


... what on earth are you even talking about?

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

No CEO was arrested because the acts that led to the financial crisis were perfectly legal. Terrible lending practices and making a bad investing bet (mortgage backed securities) and insuring it (mortgage default swaps, AIG's near failure) are bad decisions and not crimes. It was stupidity and arro...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Why should a CEO be humiliated over external factors that lead to layoffs? And what about executives like Jim Whitehurst and Gerald Grinstein who took no salary while Delta was in bankruptcy? I'll agree that some CEOs like Richard Anderson were as awful as could be and deserve to be hated. But cert...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 3179

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I recently did a 580 mile round trip, 11 hours away from home and 10:30 of running time. Can a Tesla do that? Are you kidding, it was in a Mercedes and I don’t need an autopilot, I drive and pay attention. So, said differently, you spent 11 hours getting from point A to point B doing virtually noth...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 3179

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I recently did a 580 mile round trip, 11 hours away from home and 10:30 of running time. Can a Tesla do that? Are you kidding, it was in a Mercedes and I don’t need an autopilot, I drive and pay attention. So, said differently, you spent 11 hours getting from point A to point B doing virtually noth...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3965

Re: Joe Biden ill??

He is getting a lot done Like... ballooning the deficit? and the national debt? Being humiliated by both the Chinese and the North Koreans? the Liberal MSM doesn't report ANYTHING he does unless it is to call him a racist, white supremacist, incompetent or worse. He is all of those things. Polls ar...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3965

Re: Joe Biden ill??

Doesn't take away from the fact that Joe's problems are more than an oops or two. He used the term "famous document" because he was confused about the question and while trying to to back peddle his answer, he couldn't remember what the Declaration of Independence was called. It was like ...

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by winginit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5198

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Why should a CEO be humiliated over external factors that lead to layoffs? And what about executives like Jim Whitehurst and Gerald Grinstein who took no salary while Delta was in bankruptcy? I'll agree that some CEOs like Richard Anderson were as awful as could be and deserve to be hated. But cert...

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by winginit
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Career change - how old?
Replies: 17
Views: 1746

Re: Career change - how old?

Is there any certain age that is considered too old for a career change? Let's not include returning to a job that you had earlier in life that you've been away from for years, but a complete change of your career. So, what do you consider too old? Too many variables that are operative information....

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by winginit
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5771

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Military weapons should not be in private citizen's hands. They're not (aside for special exemptions and potential illegal activity). Still amazes me to see the willingness to trample on extraordinary rights because of an irrational fear. Do you not yourself justify private gun ownership using the ...

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by winginit
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for a Good News Network?
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Time for a Good News Network?

Hey, who wants to see this happen and become mainstream? All of us are so exhausted and drained from all the bad stuff happening daily, and especially in this day and age a lot of cynics and pessimists out there. Everytime we see the news, the coverage is either of something bad happening, or biase...

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by winginit
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6824

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

Funny that many of the people who say things like "is everyone so soft now that they need an emotional support animal" are gung ho on military service and patriotism. Many emotional support animals are traveling with vets who have PTSD. I'm an animal lover head to toe, but the fact of the...

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by winginit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2282
Views: 403362

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

That is one long flight for 78X, especially westbound from LAX. Would think they would just consolidate their PVG operations from California at SFO, since AA, DL, and MU all operate LAX-PVG. I think DL, AA and MU should quit the route now that UA is flying the 787-10. What's the logic behind that t...

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by winginit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54974

Re: Rumor: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Have to admit DL no longer serving Singapore, an Alpha+ world city ranked No. 5 in the Global Power Index, is concerning. That BKK was dropped a few years back, and SGN is not even on the radar, is unsettling. What's next? MNL? Let's hope ICN-MNL is successful. Delta Trashed their Asian network. Th...

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by winginit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 15871

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/hong-kong-travel-advisory.html And US finally increased travel advisory level to Level 2 for HK. The advice is pretty much the same I've said, though - i.e. just be situational aware and if something doesn't look right, le...

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by winginit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5771

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

I'd say the largest deterrent to a tyrannical government is more than enough "need" for you and me. Any U.S. resident should be thankful we have the gun laws we do and should be trying to protect them. Even non-gun owners "need" "assault" rifles too! Unfortunately they...

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by winginit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 5795

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

Would be greatly appreciated if someone could help answer my questions! •Why is there no service to Vienna on the US3? •Has there ever been service to Vienna? •Are Austrian's TATL routes profitable? •Is it possible for any of the US3 to fly into Vienna maybe AA- (PHL- VIE)? Let's flip the question ...

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by winginit
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 4602

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

So they copied Delta almost exactly... ... shocking... They did? I'm elite with DL and still find myself wrapped in the worst security lines imaginable at the airport for the most part. Then you should pay attention - you get heavily discounted CLEAR membership if you're a Delta elite, and it's fre...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 4602

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

So they copied Delta almost exactly... ... shocking... And your point, besides dragging DL into yet another thread, is? Look if DL and UAs partnerships with Clear provide stability for Clear this time around I am all for it. I had a membership in Clear 1.0 and was sorry to see them go. My point is,...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 4602

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

So they copied Delta almost exactly...

... shocking...

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by winginit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5964

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Another interesting tidbit to compare is # of employees: AA - 112,700 DL - 80,000 UA - 88,000 Could not believe the difference in # of employees between the three. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/07/25/american-airlines-title-theworlds-largest-airline-slipping Why does AA have so ...

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by winginit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 7077

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

Stock came completely off the rails. Down 8.5% today

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by winginit
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18615

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

strfyr51 wrote:
United would STILL be flying international out of SEATAC but the FAA decided that UA needed to give up the SEA international operation. to another USA carrier.


Huh? The FAA? What are you talking about?

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by winginit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 12064

Re: Delta at LHR

Since BA and AA are JV partners, for fair comparison, BA flights should be included since VS is also included. They call it a joint venture, but as far as I can find they don’t share equity in any form. While VS is for 49% owned by DL and for further 30% by AFKL, their bond is therefore much tighte...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6609

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

When I was watching Flight Sim videos of Fictional United and Delta 747-8 on YouTube. I began to wonder why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8I. I mean a Delta or United 747-8 would be great. Let's flip it around. Why would DL or UA have ordered the 748? I see no business case, which I think an...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5691

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Uhm. No. "Beef up Mexico presence" as in "Fly to more Mexican destinations".. That sounds like it's your definition. Was it DL's when they announced their intentions? I doubt you know. Anyway. The conclusion is clear. AA flies to more unique Mexican destinations than AM/DL do. B...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5691

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Simply looking at the destinations served from hubs like DFW, MIA vs. ATL, it seems AM/DL is very weak compared to AA. I thought the whole idea of DL buying a stake in AM was to beef up Mexico presence? It looks like nothing happened of the sort, at least not compared to “juggernaut” AA. Yes look.....

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5691

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Simply looking at the destinations served from hubs like DFW, MIA vs. ATL, it seems AM/DL is very weak compared to AA. I thought the whole idea of DL buying a stake in AM was to beef up Mexico presence? It looks like nothing happened of the sort, at least not compared to “juggernaut” AA. Yes look.....

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by winginit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11228

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

We will see when all the Q2 results come out, but DL is typically not in the top 3 domestically when it comes to margins. They do the best amongst legacies, but normally worse than WN. WN will probably do worse this time around due to MAX issues. But calling it most impressive seems to completely o...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?
Replies: 16
Views: 1937

Re: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?

If the industry is making incremental revenue off of basic economy they will continue to have it in place, and the continued roll out implies that the fare product continues to generate incremental revenue.

If you don't like it, don't book it.

Also, can we please ban 'lol' from this forum?

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by winginit
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28540

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

DDR wrote:
Some of us believe in God because we BELIEVE in God. We have just as much of a right to believe as those who choose not to believe.


No one is saying you don't have that right. The question, if you read carefully, is WHY do you choose to believe in God?

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by winginit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12796

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

I think Delta here is trying to create its own empire by getting closer to many airlines in their JVs, !!! I wonder if the future of this industry will rely on such practice! those who don't belong to any groups wouldn't survive the competition! We are really seeing the formation of a new SkyTeam f...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28540

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Are they suffering at the hand of God or the hand of man? Man is inherently sinful and will do bad things. God has let suffering happen since Adam and Eve, and always will. Do you believe there was a literal Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Gene mapping shows a common ancestor does it not? First...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3245

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

She did a great job, she’s an awesome person and I wish her luck in her next career. Press personnel historically only stay a year or two at the most, a very demanding job Did you even think to do a shred of fact checking before posting that? Only stay a year or two at the most? Try again. Let's ta...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5062

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Why would I believe anything that any of these people say? Just about a year ago they were, in the same building, accusing now Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of drugging and gang raping multiple women based on the efforts of Michael Avanatti (who is now in jail by the way). Do you really think tha...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9960

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

I like what AA does at their hubs for tight connections. They’ll have an Escalade parked next to the jet bridge to hurry the CK customers to their connection. If I owned a business, I too would focus on my best customers. United does this already and they use Mercedes's As does Delta with Porsches

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7013

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I want to see the Feds OUT of deciding what fuel efficiency I’m willing to pay or what type of car I drive. Safety, I’ll agree, but what kind of gas mileage I get-none of heir business. Here's a wild concept: maybe, just maybe, the gas mileage that you get with your automobile has a safety impact o...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7013

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I never said climate change can't be real What do you say then? Do you believe in science or not? Do you believe the lobbyist with the same tactic they used with cigarettes in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's? I firmly believe the evidence that humans are a primary driver in the change of Earth's clim...

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