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by drew777
Mon May 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10876

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Who thinks the thread should be renamed ? Maybe not the "USA threat", but at least something more neutral, pointing out the USA is doing all the sabre rattling ? You don’t view Iran attacking oil tankers and a Saudi oil pipeline as sabre rattling? Interesting. Sad to see Americans already...

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by drew777
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12851

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

It frustrates the hell of me when the Democratic party goes off on crap like this. What does this do other than divide people? Reparations aren't going to be passed by Congress. Give people more opportunities not handouts. The government could help bring more people into the middle class but they wo...

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by drew777
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715984

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do you believe FAA will ignore the Gongress Oversight sub-committee recomendation for third party lead on certification of the MCAS change whilst they are under investigation? Ray Boeing believes they can get FAA approval with only a software "fix" and training modification. Any system wi...

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by drew777
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 715984

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The FAA is going to rubber stamp the software upgrade no matter what. I hope China and Europe go through proper certification process. I also hope fellow A-neters stay off the " but the pilot wasn't white, couldn't happen here" bandwagon during the next crash. That was truly disgusting.

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by drew777
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK
Replies: 50
Views: 3255

Re: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK

Well her child has died in the holding camp. Plenty of fake outrage in the UK.

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by drew777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6908

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

I agree 100% with you on this, there is no way I am buying a car without sitting in one first. Which when it comes to the Model 3, I have done, in fact i'm picking one up tonight, fantastic car. The model Y is being shown to the public on March 14th What combo did you order? I've got a red RWD LR. ...

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by drew777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6908

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

I just had the first serivce done to my model 3. The turn signal stalk was finicky from the factory. A technician changed it in my driveway. I sure hope that is the future of service for all manufacturers. It's definitely a premium experience. Insurance rate for my model 3 was a couple dollars more ...

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by drew777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6908

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

The delivery/service centers aren't closing. The 'stores' are in shopping malls where as the delivery/service centers are like any other auto dealer lot. I ordered my car online even though I was im contact with my local delivery center.

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Aesma wrote:
So, nobody in the EU in favor of crippling Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon ?


Not in the EU but I vote for crippling Facebook!

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

. You miss out on a lot of options in the US that we have in Europe, remote start has been available on high end German cars for at least 10 years, I can preheat my A6, I could pre heat my 2009 Volvo V70, the Tesla hifi isn't as good as the Bowers + Wilkens BMW hifi, Burmeister in Mercedes, B+O in ...

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2129

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Bonaire this May for scuba diving. Maybe a trip out west later this year.

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Also handles as well as the 3 series I had before it. You must have had a really old 3 series, the Tesla handles poorly, my A6 Avant is a more comfortable and better handling car than the Tesla 2018 340i. It was a really fun car. Both the BMW and my Tesla model 3 are quick, handle well and have com...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Americann made but not American cars. Tesla’s aren’t cars they are appliances. So American made Mercedes and BMW SUVs won't be subject to a higher tariff on entry to the EU because they're German right? That's right... They're American. I assure you my Tesla is a real car. It does real car things l...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

trpmb6 wrote:

Lower volume vehicles (That's not mass production)


There are tons of mass produced vehicles that are still relatively low volume. Most BMW models wouldn't be viable if they were made in every market they were sold.

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Olddog wrote:
And a 25 % tax on Tesla cars would be welcomed by Germans manufacturers :)


I'm sure it would!

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Though, in the grand scheme of things, we don't ship mass production vehicles overseas. Easier to build the plant where you want to sell them these days. Honda is closing their UK plant and will ship cars from Japan to Europe. GM makes most of their trucks in Mexico don't they? In general I agree w...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Europe smacks 10% on our cars, we only slap 2.5% on theirs. Maybe Europe should be paying another 7.5%. Or maybe neither should pay a tarriff and we can call it free trade instead of screw the US trade. Just a thought. I’m guessing Europe wants to keep the screw the US trade agreements going. What ...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4464

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

I would consider closing all the German car manufacturing facilities in the USA. See if Trump is happy about the lose of jobs. Obviously it will never happen but it would be funny to see that suggestion. Btw: The biggest exporter of cars from the USA today is...... BMW. https://247wallst.com/autos/...

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by drew777
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12646

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

What a bad precedent this sets. I'm not sure how anyone could be for this.

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by drew777
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3867

Re: New vs used cars

Buying new cars off the lot is actually a financially unwise move. We all love new cars, but it's a ruinous personal finance action. Certified pre-owned is really the way to go. Or leasing, but I'd run the numbers on that first. Buying used can be cheaper but that doesn't make buying new a ruinous ...

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by drew777
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3867

Re: New vs used cars

einsteinboricua wrote:
to avoid all the hassle of price negotiation, I'll go to CarMax and get another vehicle there.


If you buy new, I strongly suggest negotiating via email instead of in person. It's just a way better experience.

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by drew777
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unexpectedly share same stance as Donald Trump
Replies: 25
Views: 1805

Re: Unexpectedly share same stance as Donald Trump

I occasionally agree with Trump. He's right on China. I hope it leads to real results, not just sound bites for the base.

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by drew777
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5202

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

casinterest wrote:

Either way , it will be interesting to see what actually happens in Wisconsin.


The decision on the plant's future will be drug out until after the next election cycle.

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by drew777
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5202

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

I wonder how much of that 4 billion in subsidies they'll get to keep. You're clearly having a hard time understanding how tax credits work. It's not a direct $ or % per employee credit. Much of the tax credits are tied directly to investment dollars spent on the facility. Investment in Chinese mach...

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by drew777
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5202

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

Taking off my political allegiance hat here, I don't see why anyone would actually think building TV's in the US could be cheaper than doing them overseas. Maybe some aspects of shipping the finished component adds extra costs, but labor costs in the US are just too much higher right now. You would...

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by drew777
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5202

Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

https://www.apnews.com/c07c42179511472c970cca2a6f876fbf
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They will instead focus on creating a "technology hub." So much for blue collar jobs. I wonder how much of that 4 billion in subsidies they'll get to keep.


https://www.apnews.com/c07c42179511472c970cca2a6f876fbf

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by drew777
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 6075

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

mham001 wrote: A BMW exec is saying electrics will "never" reach cost parity with internal combustion. https://www.news.com.au/technology/inno ... 4c91b17505 "Lithium-ion cells that can store the standard 1 kWh unit of electrical energy cost $170 to $250" I believe Tesla is clos...

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by drew777
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 103
Views: 4550

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Revelation wrote:
Some are willing to overpay to be early adopters, just like iPhones.

We'll see how long the buzz lasts.


I pick up my model 3 Monday. Can't wait!

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by drew777
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop charged with murder in killing of Austrailian in MN
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Cop charged with murder in killing of Austrailian in MN

Now if they'd start charging white cops with murder as well.

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by drew777
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33220

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

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75% of pet deaths on United.

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by drew777
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 2295

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

Maybe for big time drug traffickers. Executing dealers would be a very slippery slope. Are you going to execute firearms dealers who sold a gun used in a murder? If the gun dealer failed to 100% verify that the buyer had no criminal intent... In this case, you poison someone intentionally with a de...

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by drew777
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 2295

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

Maybe for big time drug traffickers. Executing dealers would be a very slippery slope. Are you going to execute firearms dealers who sold a gun used in a murder? If the gun dealer failed to 100% verify that the buyer had no criminal intent...

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by drew777
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 9488

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

Hence why this is more a PR thing than something EU car makers worry about. You cannot tax cars which are made in the US. It's not that simple. BMW's factory in South Carolina is their highest volume factory, directly employs over 10,000, and is the largest car exporter in the USA. However, they on...

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by drew777
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 313
Views: 11899

Re: Is "god" a myth?

Americans do love their fairy tales. A gun in every hand will stop violence. Iraq was a imminent threat to the US. You can force a democracy on to another country. Occupying a country will help stop terrorism. Anything that helps other people is nasty socialism. Trump is a good Christian. God is alw...

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by drew777
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 27426

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/1 ... rt_m-rpt-2
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So Moore does an interview with a 12 year old girl. Not the best optics!

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/1 ... rt_m-rpt-2

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by drew777
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is THIS the SECOND Shooter in Las Vegas?
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Is THIS the SECOND Shooter in Las Vegas?

Oh after the ALL the insults hurled at me in this thread...and now you're gonna call me out? Talk about warped...


People must be ridiculed each and every time they try to spread conspiracy as fact. Failure to do so only emboldens the conspiracy theorist to continue to spread their fake news.

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by drew777
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is THIS the SECOND Shooter in Las Vegas?
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Is THIS the SECOND Shooter in Las Vegas?

I wonder if the inventors of the internet envisioned it being used to spread conspiracy theories upon the masses.

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by drew777
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 103
Views: 7152

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

As for you stating that I am in some way responsible for doing any summarizing, or teaching, or such like that, ... Oh bloody hell ! You are just trying to start trouble, aren't you !! I ain't playing that game, fella. Plain and simple. You take that nonsense and stuff it !!! If you're not going to...

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by drew777
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scam Amazon Ads
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Scam Amazon Ads

No thanks. I paid money to participate is this forum. I didn't get these ads prior to the ownership change. I shouldn't get them now. No site that wants repeat traffic should work with ad companies that allow this crap. No worries though..I'll just use Adblock browser for now on.

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by drew777
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scam Amazon Ads
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Scam Amazon Ads

Sorry. Didn't see the other topic. Please close. Just dump the company allowing these redirect ads. Other mobile sites somehow exist without this nonsense.

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by drew777
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scam Amazon Ads
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Scam Amazon Ads

These scam Amazon pop-up ads are a step too far. They ruin the mobile experience. I have to leave airliners.net to close the ad. Is that an effective strategy to use ads that drive people away from the site? Please go back to using normal ads.

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by drew777
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12020

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

A few facts about the cuts from a CNN article. "The bill would continue the enhanced Medicaid expansion funding from Obamacare until 2021 and then phase it out over three years" "But it would shrink the program even more over time by pegging the annual growth rate of those funds to st...

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by drew777
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syria and North Korea: Is regime change inevitable now under Trump?
Replies: 40
Views: 2239

Re: Syria and North Korea: Is regime change inevitable now under Trump?

WIederling wrote:
Wording like "regime change" is rather telling.

Swap out one band of doNoGoods against another, by experience even worse, band of doNoGoods.


Don't worry, the USA will pick an excellent leader for Syria. Our track record on backing dictators is very respectable.

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by drew777
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130617

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It makes me wonder if this is even a solvable problem for United. Is the (lack of) customer service culture so pervasive that new recruits quickly fall into line regardless of their nature? the end result being that the culture will outlast any individuals and their intent to change it. United has ...

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by drew777
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alibaba to discuss expansion plans with Trump; company aims to create 1 million US jobs
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Alibaba to discuss expansion plans with Trump; company aims to create 1 million US jobs

Many people here may not know what Alibaba is. They focus on selling Chinese products, so poorly made, that they are not normally available in the U.S. marketplace. Alibaba's main site is more of a wholesale operation selling the junk you see on Ebay. Aliexpress sells individual items. "We're f...

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by drew777
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin
Replies: 117
Views: 4640

Re: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin

rlwynn wrote:
Pakistani refugee.


For what reason are all these economic "refugees" being admitted? I'm no expert on Aleppo, but it is not located in Pakistan.

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by drew777
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 10100

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

Many people are saying that it doesn't contain enough Chinese steel for him. I don't know. That's just what I'm hearing.

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by drew777
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 15482

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

KarelXWB wrote:

I mean, what's the point of trying to pass a bill if you know the president will veto it? Sounds like a waste of energy.


That's all they've done the last few years.

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by drew777
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Amazon Prime users - What shipping providers does Amazon use for your orders?
Replies: 38
Views: 4046

Re: For Amazon Prime users - What shipping providers does Amazon use for your orders?

Mostly UPS and the hybrid USPS service. I don't remember who delivered our Amazon pantry box.

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