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by lugie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17103

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Trump has done a phenomenal job of playing to his base, but he is also shrinking the base. Registration numbers for new Republicans have trailed Independents and Democrats. North Carolina is where the effects of this have played out. Remember, while Trump won in 2016, NC also elected a Democratic G...

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by lugie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

pre covid, ORD seems to be for me where this always happens. Yep ORD is common enough to have a dedicated area to stick you while you wait. I remember last year landing at ORD 27L on an AA flight, we started taxiing in toward Terminal 3 (past 1 and 2) and then, shortly before we entered AA territor...

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by lugie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17103

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Thom Tillis is pushing to label Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. https://twitter.com/SenThomTillis/status/1277629794167984132 Since Trump trusts Putin more than US intelligence, it is going to be a rough go for him and Trump this next 4 months. This goes slightly OT since it relates to the S...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17103

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Also, for some visual perspective on the current state of the race, I compiled the latest by-state polling averages from fivethirtyeight into this map: I designated states as... "Tossup" when the lead for either candidate was < 1% (applies only to Texas with Trump +0.3% and Iowa with Biden...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17103

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

So Trump's next great plan for reelection is to turn to his old boogeyman and make sure Obamacare is destroyed for good. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-administration-asks-supreme-court-strike-down-obamacare-amid-pandemic-n1232203 The Trump administration is asking the Supreme ...

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by lugie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3210

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

It is false to negatively compare Florida's outbreak with New York. New York's was 10 times more severe (140 deaths / 100,000 versus 14 deaths/100,000). Of course COVID is present in every state. The situation in Florida has been given "undue weight," a form of media bias. Your're right, ...

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by lugie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2846

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Snoop Dogg: Gin and Juice
Kendrick Lamar: m.A.A.d city
The Notorious BIG: Hypnotize

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by lugie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 29
Views: 1804

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

I'd probably agree with the Delta MD-90... I got lucky enough to fly one of DL's MD-88s last winter but now that the -90s are gone, so is my chance of ever getting on one of those. I also think it's sad how a lot of airlines including AA are retiring all or many of their 757s but at least there seem...

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by lugie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7237

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

I don't know who came up with this (not Le Maire as he's a literature guy, not an engineer), however H2 fuel might make sense for long haul aircraft, not short haul ones. Worse, they mentioned 500Km long flights, but at the same time are trying to ban such short flights ! For 500Km hybrid/electric ...

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by lugie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

I never said they were exactly the same, but today I regard al-Queda more a movement or an ideology rather than an organization. You're obviously entitled to that opinion, and the borders here are swampy but generally Al-Qaeda is very much so considered an organization. In fact it's one of the bigg...

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by lugie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

I don't want to get into semantics about how or if they are organised, but activist networks like that are found in many countries and have existed for decades. I see them as one of several manifastation of the intolerant political far left that wan't to silence opposing views with the use of intim...

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by lugie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17103

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

With the way 2020 has been going so far, I think we’re pretty much guaranteed an October surprise. :shock: Agreed, which is why I would hope the DNC starts throwing all its resources at thoroughly investigating the Tara Reade allegations now . If they don't do it now, it might turn into the same th...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17103

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

If the election were held right now, or in a few weeks, I think he would lose. And probably lose big. His handling of this crisis and especially his wannabe authoritarian calls for military intervention and the attack on peaceful protestors for the photo-op last Monday have drawn stronger than ever ...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?
Replies: 25
Views: 2990

Re: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?

The move from Short Haul to trains, is non-related to COVID19. It is related to the amount of people you can transport and environmental reasons alone (less emissions). There's the added convenience where passengers can depart and arrive at the centre of their destinations rather than take some sor...

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by lugie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

Source: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/03/george-floyd-protests-police-destroy-medic-station-asheville/3124847001/ Lol, those weren't "medics"....they were Antifa medics, and totally incapable of providing medical care. They were mostly there as a stunt...Antifa's &q...

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by lugie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed

Well, Tom Cotton is a neo-fascist asshat for thinking that way but precisely because of that I'm not entirely against the NYT publishing his piece. I doubt that there will be many liberals or moderates reading this and going "hmm, guess he has a point, maybe we should have the Army round up pro...

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by lugie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

Damn, that one bad apple sure is getting around! He (?) has now made it to Asheville, NC. Understandably so, it's a nice city with some beautiful surrounding nature. [...] Video by the Citizen Times shows Asheville police officers in riot gear and holding shields forming a protective circle around ...

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by lugie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

It shows that you do not know the difference between bigotry and racism. Nice try. Racism is a two street, in the sense it isn't white stereotyping but blacks stereotyping whites as well. And if you are all heel bent on Justice, what about David Dorn? Did his life not matter? Or will you come up wi...

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by lugie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

A tiny minority of which turned violent? Rioting and wanton destruction has occurred in cities from coast to coast. People have been killed. Others have been severely injured. Many police officers have been shot. Others have been run over or bludgeoned with blunt objects. The protesters are absolut...

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by lugie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

Also there's so much footage, just look it up, of brutal police force being used against peaceful protesters just in the past week. Even yesterday, peaceful protesters were tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets out of the blue more than an hour before curfew... so Trump could walk across the str...

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by lugie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social media and civil rights movements
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Social media and civil rights movements

I agree 100%. Black people (and all Americans, in fact) have a legitimate grievance against the judicial system and we need to move past token social media gambits. It's time to take real action to reign in police brutality, break up the "protect your own" culture, reform the justice syst...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

We don't have a police state. The MSM will always latch on to one bad cop to smear all of law enforcement they have been doing it forever. I don't know how you can claim that and expect to be taken seriously, if the evidence is so readily out there . Look at it, don't close your eyes, it may be tou...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

The rioters aren't all black. There is a mix of everything. And they all need to get rounded up. "Rounded up", hear hear. Real fascist rhetoric we have here, but it fits very neatly to a president who wants to outlaw an anti fascist movement. By the way, why does the president not seem to...

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by lugie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

The American style of policing is the problem. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: They are increasingly behaving like paramilitary death squads from third world failed states. Some more footage of egregious acts of violence by the police, I dare especially those who continue to "back the blue...

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by lugie
Sun May 31, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

This is probably the best commentary on the George Floyd protests. It is by former NBA star and respected author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/op-ed-kareem-abdul-jabbar-dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge/ar-BB14P2gH?li=BBnb7Kz&a...

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by lugie
Sun May 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

They probably would have gotten lit up with real bullets, and justifiably so. No stand your ground? They're defending their property, who knows if they're even real police officers behind all that gear. They weren't defending anything. They were refusing to go inside during a civil emergency. They ...

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by lugie
Sun May 31, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

They were using paintballs. I hardly call that "shooting" someone. It's still people on their front porch, being entirely peaceful, injured for no reason whatsoever. I don't know how that can be defended. Here's some more fine behavior of the police all over the US in the past days

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by lugie
Sun May 31, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

I guarantee you most of the rioters last night have no clue who Greg Floyd is. The rioters have turned a large portion of the country against them. People are not going to be afraid to defend themselves anymore. The question is who they should defend themselves against: Apparently in Minneapolis th...

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by lugie
Fri May 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

In this particular situation I think a better option would have been to bum rush the officer and try to knock him off Floyd. Doing so would give Floyd some air and it is unlikely that the officer would be able to restrain him in the exact same position since he would be dealing with an additional p...

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by lugie
Fri May 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3642

Re: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft

Also I wonder if this means they might end up keeping the 757s on site a while longer? With the 777's getting up in age (with 30+ having been built prior to 2000 and still operating the earliest built), does this inidcate there will be no full replacement of the 777s for a while? What kind of times...

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by lugie
Fri May 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

And you ask why nothing was learned in the past when you allow them to "cool down." They need a smack down, and it needs to be learned, that this behavior is not tolerated. What are you even implying by that? That's some grade-A authoritarian, racist dogwhistling. Nobody needs a "sma...

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by lugie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3193

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

The 1st amendment only applies to the gpvernment giving you free speech. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc are not forced to provide a platform. They can easily ban Trump. Maybe Twitter should just threaten to do so, see if Trump still pushes through on his scheme. I would not be surprised that Trum...

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by lugie
Wed May 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 110
Views: 5411

Re: Another day, another Karen...

YouTuber Optimus goes in-depth on the "Karen" meme and why it is not a slur but is instead an observation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYQgO-mOOc Of course it's a slur and derogatory. Give me a break. How the hell is it a slur when it targets people of a certain age and demographic ...

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by lugie
Tue May 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1635

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

Imagine what a wonderful world we'd have if someone, somewhere, ever held Donald Trump to the same rules that everyone else has to follow. The 1st amendment doesn't have rules for certain people and other ones for others. I don't know anything about this story and I think Joe Scarborough is an oppo...

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by lugie
Sun May 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17137

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

Not sure if DL will cut further. But here are the coastal hubs/focus cities # of flights after initial cut. SEA - 76 LAX - 57 JFK - 36 LGA - 47 BOS - 23 RDU - 13 CVG - 12 SEA seems to be coming back nicely and LAX is seeing a big increase over June. NYC is coming back with LGA first and JFK is quit...

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by lugie
Sun May 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3859

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

It's May and the scale of the Coronavirus human and economic toll is only beginning to unfold so I wouldn't consider any current prediction reliable but here are two scenarios I can see happening (that is, scenarios I would hope to see happening, obviously there are plenty of models in which Trump c...

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by lugie
Fri May 22, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3368

Re: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal

do you think having it as a recognised profession would lead to greater or lower welfare conditions and regulations or would stigmatising the profession and causing all aspects to be illegal regardless of condition create less harm? Well ideally the former should happen but empirically here in Germ...

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by lugie
Fri May 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3368

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

Why is it a good thing? Fred There is a huge amount sex trafficking from Eastern Europe countries. That is reason enough to ban it It's quite sweet that you think making paying for sex illegal will stop prostitution and human trafficking. It's not called the oldest profession for nothing. To be hon...

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by lugie
Fri May 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16039

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Read up on the last few years of general political and economic management, and you will see what I mean about Portuguese political and economic performance versus Spain. There is nothing particularly worth noting about the last few years in Portugal. PT has benefited from: - A tourism boom like ma...

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by lugie
Thu May 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3964

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

KLWS. Lewiston idaho. Right next to a neighborhood. I think the local bar is above the terminal. Pretty much the same goes for Mannheim (MHG). They don't have a bar but there's a gym in one of the hangar-adjacent buildings as well as a breakfast/brunch restaurant across from the terminal entrance. ...

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by lugie
Thu May 07, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3754

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

You can walk from downtown Frankfurt to FRA, it's a long-ish walk but rather enjoyable, you would be crossing the river Main and then hike past the stadium and through the municipal forest. BIO is foot-accessible too but here we're talking about an actual hike as you need to clear a range of hills b...

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by lugie
Wed May 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3595

Re: Should November election be canceled?

Voting is a civic duty, not something you are to do at your convenience. It can be both. And it should be. At least some parts of the US are waking up to that. Example: More states should follow what the Commonwealth of Virginia is doing - they stopped observing "Lee-Jackson Day" (dedicat...

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by lugie
Fri May 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65992

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The fact is the US is about 2 weeks behind Europe. So yes, the numbers for the US will continue to rise at a rate faster than Europe. Those aren't anti-US views, those are facts. Use the link you sent to check if you need to confirm. Check the US peak of new cases vs peak of new cases in Germany, I...

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by lugie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3769

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

I'm really fascinated by Latin America.
Either one of Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Brazil or Argentina (or any of the others, tbh) would be next on my list for a new intercontinental trip, and eventually I want to have been to all of them.

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by lugie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2333

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

My last flight was FRA-MAD-FRA on Latam in February (02/12 - 02/20).* Back then I was already glad to have taken that trip as I had read, a few days before departure, that LA were going to discontinue the tag-on in favor of a direct 3x weekly SCL-FRA-SCL in June. Then, in early March, I firmed up pl...

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by lugie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 67
Views: 5346

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

While definitely not as outlandish as some of the others here, a rather circuitous routing (and in fact, one of my favorite days of flying in memory) was FRA-ORD-ATL-RDU. What I find funny about this trip is that while the heading for a direct FRA-RDU connection would have been WSW, I connected both...

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by lugie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2843

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

A lot of cooking and baking, I definitely feel like I've awakened a new passion there. I work out roughly every other night with some barbells as well as some mats for body-weight exercise we luckily still had in the basement. I also try to go on a run or a >30km bike ride on the remaining days whic...

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by lugie
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia flights still operating
Replies: 22
Views: 2948

Re: Belavia flights still operating

I guess they can’t technically stop them if the airports are open and they’re paying the fees. I just wondered if there was anything more to these flights than just National pride? Or I wondered if there is some important cargo I hadn’t taken into consideration. In the UK sales of vodka have shot u...

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by lugie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65992

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Support those protesting the measures and use your 1st and 2nd amendment rights. Protect freedom, fight the lock down! For a free America. Totally agree - so long as these protesters sign a waiver for any future COVID testing or treatment. So long as you apply that principle equally. No Narcan for ...

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by lugie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22587

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

More on those 'protests', (as usual not 'the people' but a bunch of racist, paranoid weirdos - Trump fans naturally - with dodgy money from even dodgier sources). Who actually managed to block a HOSPITAL. How symbolic. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/far-right-coronavirus-protests-res...

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