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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10813

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

casinterest wrote:
Anyone ever seen the move : "Wag the Dog"?
Go watch it. That is all you need to know.


Remember when people thought it was about the three-day bombing campaign in Iraq during the Clinton administration?

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10813

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

With NK having shot a few missiles the other day, and China not blinking, it's clear for all to see that Trump doesn't know what he's doing. If he's allowed to start a war with Iran, there is no way he will be the only one taking the blame for it. All those who let him do it, and led him to do it, ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10813

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

John Bolton is still angry that the Iranian people had the sheer unmitigated gall to support Mossadegh's party, making him PM. He sees an opportunity to punish them for that once again. It's not that he's too stupid to connect the dots between the US's past attempts to punish Iran for Mossadegh and ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20575

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

To everyone so triggered by this event, while I don't actually support Alabama's bill, I like that it passed. Alabama is their own state who chose to impose this upon themselves as they are overwhelmingly pro-life. That doesn't give them the right to impose it upon the individuals in their state wh...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3493

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

CobaltScar wrote:
we can all come up with another solution to secure the boarde


Why is that something that needs to be done? I see no reason why an arbitrary and morally-irrelevant line on a map is worth worrying about.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3277

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

anrec80 wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Sometimes people are buying travel insurances robotically and doesn't realize some expenses are not covered


Yepp - health insurance here is complex. One extremely important thing to watch out for - pre-existing conditions


Not since 2014.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12790

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Nobody alive today was a slave in this country, and nobody alive in this country today ever owned a slave. 100% irrelevant, and in fact that argument is so laughably idiotic that it's difficult to believe that anyone would seriously make it. If my great-great-great grandfather stole a ring from you...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 2168

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

He's not a Christian. Opposition to human love and sex between consenting adults is a form of Satan-worship, and those engaged in it are going to spend all eternity in Hell if they don't repent.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4507

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

After WW11 the US tax rates were up to 90% and fairly high for companies. In the 60s rates were lowered to a high of 60% and companies a little lower. That is the kind of taxes needed to support an advanced society - its infrastructure, science and educational needs. We now live in the ME Generatio...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Not only is it against the law So what if it's against the law? There's nothing wrong with it. Helping slaves to escape was against the law too. Sometimes, those breaking the law are in the right and those making and enforcing it are in the wrong. This is one of those situations. but it's also incr...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4507

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

The defense budget's problems are far more about the incredible problems created by the Defense Acquisition Regulations and the general conduct of the defense procurement process than about pork belly projects. Our defense procurement process guarantees that we spend far more than is necessary to g...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4507

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

I know this won't be popular with politicians and has almost zero chance of happening, but cut the military budget and re-allocate those funds to infrastructure. It's well known that the US defense budget is higher than the next several highest spending countries combined. Yet somehow it's a sacred...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Not only is it against the law So what if it's against the law? There's nothing wrong with it. Helping slaves to escape was against the law too. Sometimes, those breaking the law are in the right and those making and enforcing it are in the wrong. This is one of those situations. but it's also incr...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2991

Re: Sparing the rod?

Violence is never acceptable, particularly violence against children. Parents who use violence against children in their care should lose custody.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2538

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
What’s EVIL about getting paid thru a voluntary transaction


There's nothing the least bit "voluntary" about capitalism. For the vast majority of people, their options are submit or die from starvation.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2538

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/22/heres-how-much-ceo-pay-has-increased-compared-to-yours-over-the-years.html Read it and weep. Just a tad out of wack compared to the average wage earner. Of course some like to defend the system, so enjoy the disparity. I myself do not. 937 % to 11.2 % , such a deal. ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2538

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

apodino wrote:
This is a real problem, but I am not sure what the solution is.


Worker control of the means of production, tbh.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3844

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

What is absolutely chilling is that Congress is prepared to hold an official in contempt for following the law. Stop making shit up. If he is legally bound to not say more than he says, the correct procedure is to show up to the hearing and state as much. The contempt is because he refused to even ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 420
Views: 21970

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

stratclub wrote:
What if we started treating him with the decorum and respect his office deserves


Why, exactly, does Donald Trump--a rampaging terrorist hellbent on destroying the United States for his own selfish gain--deserve any respect at all?

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The longest "milk run" across mainland US
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: The longest "milk run" across mainland US

Kidbooo wrote:
]Finally, the contest ends by 9:00pm PST on Sunday, March 10th.


Why does this contest end nearly two months [i]before/i] it began?

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3844

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

I'll never understand why Trump voters hate America and want to destroy it so much, and are willing to lie and delude themselves and everyone else in pursuit of their terrorist agenda. It's hyperbole like this that has me extremely frustrated with my party. Frankly, it's very Trump-like, which is t...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3844

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

casinterest wrote:
incorrect. But if you buy Barr's lies, you probably believe that.



I'll never understand why Trump voters hate America and want to destroy it so much, and are willing to lie and delude themselves and everyone else in pursuit of their terrorist agenda.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28131

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Imho one should not expect evidence that God exists. Almost by definition, religion is faith-based. So if there is no evidence then god must have no discernible effect on the universe. So either there is no god or god is deciding not to do anything. There's another possibility that you're not consi...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28131

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

The state does not own production resources nor are production decisions made by the state I mean, that wouldn't be socialism either since the state is not society. That'd just be another form of capitalism, with the state as monopoly capitalist--the fundamental relationship of workers to the means...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28131

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Ehh...a bit of apples and oranges. Religious ceremonies may be tradition, but religion itself is not tradition. The Day of the Dead is a cultural thing (which conflicts with religion that discourages believing spirits coming back from the dead) and Halloween (in the American sense) is really a comm...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28131

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I am a Catholic and my belief is absolute. Impossible, it cannot be absolute because of the contradictions in the holy book And this is a complete failure to understand the role of sacred texts in religious traditions generally, and specifically the role of the Bible in Catholicism (a religious tra...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28131

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Why do people still believe in God? Science, research and facts have proven there is no God. They really haven't, though. God as generally understood is thought by those who believe in it as something that exists beyond the confines of logic and natural laws. It's not unreasonable to be skeptical t...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139679

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

What if it was made illegal to bring bags down an inflated slide, and this was mentioned as part of the cabin safely announcement? Human behavior is strange, people hearing this over and over might cause it to sink in, may cause people to want to avoid the shame of being charged criminally for this...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

bennett123 wrote:
Personally, this is an issue which the Law must address.


If your goal is to actually effect a change in behavior, I'm not sure that people who are panicking are going to be considering the potential legal consequences of their panic while they're panicking.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7943

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Even websites that say "Equipment: XXXX" don't say "Max" they'll say "73M" or "3M8" or similar I was fairly certain that's not true at all, so I did some searches with several airlines and city pairs that I fly semi-regularly to be sure and sure enough, that'...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139679

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I don't care for the "muscle memory" excuse.This is pure ignorance and selfishness. Plain and simple. Could you share for us your credentials in the field of neuroscience, please? Why? I don't need to justify an opinion to you or anyone. You do if you want your opinion to be treated as so...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

In the end the only thing that needs to change is making a checked bag free and a larger carry-on payable. The plebs will the check their bags and the travelling professionals can still travel with ease. False. The only thing that needs to change is holding those who can’t follow the rules (law) ac...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7943

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Barclays is out with a research note downgrading Boeing. They cite a survey with these results: Willingness to fly on MAX After Grounding is Lifted: 19% Immediately 20% After a Few Months 23% After a Year or More 21% Never 17% Don't Know. I have a hard time believing this. I think the results would...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

3) Another solution would be to pass laws regarding the removal of luggage during an emergency. For example, allow for manslaughter or negligent homicide charges to be brought against passengers found to have removed luggage if there is loss of life. While harsh, it would be an effective deterrent....

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Kno wrote:
[quote="ethernal"
I read one potentially good suggestion in this thread, having an auto lock feature for the bins in an emergency situation.


You'd need data on whether or not people would spend longer trying to open it up before they give up than it would take to just get their luggage out, and it'd be interesting to see how the engineers would go about gathering that data.

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

3) Another solution would be to pass laws regarding the removal of luggage during an emergency. For example, allow for manslaughter or negligent homicide charges to be brought against passengers found to have removed luggage if there is loss of life. While harsh, it would be an effective deterrent....

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139679

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

You can see in the video the plane is on fire and people are still evacuating with their carry on luggage. Anyone that evacuates such a wreck with carry on luggage should be charged with murder or a similar crime. These selfish people likely caused deaths. Just like clockwork, here comes the Intern...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

one possibility is to make it known that in event of an evacuation any bags wrongly carried will be confiscated immediately, and return not guaranteed. What good will that do, in terms of actually changing behavior? Panicked people aren't going to be thinking about the consequences of their panicki...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Regardless, I know I wouldn't go for the bin even if I had something in it... You know this based on...what, exactly? Your extensive experience in having to evacuate a plane in an emergency? You can boast and bloviate all you want, but the reality is that you never know how you'll respond in situat...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8799

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

So they can sprint off to the hotel whilst the plebs who pay their wages are stuck at the carousel. While that's certainly a side effect, the actual reason is probably more so that they can sprint off to their next flight as soon as the plane is deboarded without holding everyone on the next flight...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172479

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Remember the Commerce Secretary said an Asia deal would be done by the end of the year. JAL could be that major carrier. Executive director Mario Rodriguez says the airport will announce its ninth major airline by year's end. He won't say which one, but says it's probably the most obvious domestic ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The problem with this industry
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: The problem with this industry

In the real world, shit happens. In the real world, shit happening has downstream effects. It's not because they can't "manage" their shit, it's because that's an unavoidable fact of how shit works in the real world.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Californians rioting over sanctuary cities
Replies: 105
Views: 6069

Re: Trump: Californians rioting over sanctuary cities

Must be horrible carrying around all that guilt on your shoulders. You say guilt, others say knowledge. Like this headline from the 1860s: “Wealthy Democrat land owners get upset over Republican plan to end cheap labor” What astounds me about this sort of nonsense that willfully-ignorant knuckle-dr...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 6163

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

TWA772LR correct LCC is a business model based on out sourcing just about everything including crew in extreme cases . What people confuse is the front end . Almost all these companies operate a complex algorithm for fare modelling - they are far better called flexible fares carriers imho. LCC does...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 10718

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

I had peanut allergies for many years until I fortunately was able to outgrow them. When I was allergic, I took proper precaution on my own, sitting on my own at lunch, bringing my own food with me to places, and avoiding places that served them such as Southwest flights or eating at Five Guys. No ...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 10718

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

The level of ‘compassion’ on this board gives me hope for humanity—not. The fact is the largest percentage of anaphylactic peanut and nut allergies affect children, with those and percentages growing each year. For those so put out by the removal of peanuts from Southwest, I strongly suggest you vi...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13653

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Frankly imo its not the government's job to regulate seat comfort or products between airlines. So long as the seats themselves meet certification requirements, and aircraft evacuation limits are met, so be it. I agree fully. The only thing the government should care (about comfort) is that the air...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13653

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

seahawk wrote:
We do not need more regulation.


What a meaningless, 100%-substance-free thing to say.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 10718

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

chicawgo wrote:
And with regard to your other posts, just because someone is participating in discourse and weighs on the other side of the issue than you, that doesn't make them a bad person.


It does when the particular position they're taking is sociopathic and morally-indefensible.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 10718

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Y'all need to seek some professional help if you're this upset about no longer being served peanuts on airplanes. They probably need to be locked up for the good of society. If they show such little regard for the safety and well-being of those around them in this case, what kind of harm will they ...

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