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by sevenair
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11324

Re: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After Battle With Europe

CALMSP wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
Why does this come under the power of EC? AA and US Airways didn't need the EC approval for their merger.


I think Queen Elizabeth, as Head of State for Canada, said no. :lol:


Keep us out of it! This is between the EU and Canada. Nothing to do with us :)

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by sevenair
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9548

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

I just don't get it. On one hand we're told that 'gender is over' and 'gender is a social construct' yet people are finding ever more elaborate ways of revealing gender and killing themselves kn the process.

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by sevenair
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 returning to North Africa?
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

Re: Jet2 returning to North Africa?

Gambia was popular with Brits years ago so I could see that. Cape Verde seems to be getting ever more popular too so I could see either. But if I'm honest they'll be looking for safe bets with proven track records where they can fill planes for their many UK bases. With that in mind, I'd say Tunisia...

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21
Replies: 41
Views: 12326

Re: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21

I agree. It will be interesting to see. On paper I think the MAX updates would provide a robust fix for the issues that brought down the two accident flights. However I want a couple of years of real world in service data before I'll get on one. Incidents like this one will provide great feedback to...

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19367

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

If Meurs wouldn't openly disagree with van Zanten, isn't that a problem? If he was such a great, well respected guy, it makes me wonder why two colleagues in the flight deck didn't feel empowered enough to suitably challenge him and avert catastrophe. Why do you guys keep banging on about this when...

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19367

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Thinking of the events still gives me goosebumps, it's still terrifying after 44 years. When it happened, I had just turned seven years, and I still remember the front page of the next day's (Dutch) news paper: it showed the picture of the burning PanAm wreck, with survivors running away from it, t...

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by sevenair
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 101
Views: 10853

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

Do LHR slots even hold any value anymore? They were hot commodities when everything ran like clockwork, it may take a while to get back up there and it’s not sure that airlines and pax will flock back to LHR. Covid will rearrange many things and in the meanwhile Brexit has quietly happened and trad...

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by sevenair
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19367

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I’ve seen the documentaries and the air disaster shows on this, was the KLM pilot really as arrogant as they proclaimed? Blocking the planes for fuel, ignoring his FO completely etc? Apparently now Tenerife is a more popular airport than it was, I’ve known of a few friends who used it, can’t not th...

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by sevenair
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19367

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Very sad indeed. I can't help but reflect on TFS departures, many of which take you directly over TFN. A tragic example of CRM disasters and the toxic masculinity that still risks lives to this day. Come again? CRM has come a long way since this accident, the United Fuel Accident, and United Flight...

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by sevenair
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19367

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

List saying that in 2021 we are still seeing massive CRM breakdowns throughout the globe. The recent PIA disaster would be the worst recent example. Training has improved but it is still happening. There are Stanley Keys and van Zantens operating in the skies as we speak and sadly we will see reocci...

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by sevenair
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19367

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Very sad indeed. I can't help but reflect on TFS departures, many of which take you directly over TFN.

A tragic example of CRM disasters and the toxic masculinity that still risks lives to this day.

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by sevenair
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 10226

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I mean the left are a source of continuous amusement and they're no strangers to hypocrisy and double standards. But I find it particularly amusing how they denigrate one group for not wanting the vaccine but another group (BAME) are given all the sympathy and support for them not wanting to take th...

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by sevenair
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4337

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Thanks for clarifying. I was curious because I've been following Brexit saga unfold from the other side of the pond like a soap opera. I know that there was talk of making Gibraltar Schengen so people could still walk back and forth like they had gotten used to during EU times. However this might'v...

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by sevenair
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 102206

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Oh dear EU. Saying you're against vaccine nationalism, yet practicing vaccine nationalism. Saying you're against fake news, yet repeatedly spreading fake news. Oh dear oh dear! I'm embarrassed for them.

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by sevenair
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7518

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

vhtje wrote:
A320B737NGCapt wrote:
Looks good.


Looks absolutely hideous.

There, I fixed that for you.

:duck:


Yes. God forbid anyone have a different opinion.

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by sevenair
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7518

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

Looking good.

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by sevenair
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC-London Aircraft Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 4319

Re: NYC-London Aircraft Economics

Possibly. But, due to brexit the UK is excelling, along with the USA on vaccines and could likely be open to traffic before any EU member states following the EU's catastrophic vaccine rollout.

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by sevenair
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.

rutankrd wrote:
This service won’t last


Agreed.

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by sevenair
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.

BA only fly on the weekend so I can see AGP, PMI and FAO. It's a bit of a change of strategy for T3. They're not the bucket and spade kind of airline but you do what makes you the money. They made a big thing from Teesside about them being 'all inclusive' fares when they had ALC on sale.

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by sevenair
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: Eastern ( UK ) to start SOU & BHX to GIB.

What does the E190 do the other 6 days a week?

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by sevenair
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A321XLR make it LHR-HLE direct?
Replies: 43
Views: 9761

Re: Can the A321XLR make it LHR-HLE direct?

My understanding was HLE was built to connect the island to the world, not just the 'motherland'. Given that it does what it was meant to, it is hardly a useless airport.

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by sevenair
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 900
Views: 145362

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

What's the old English saying about a fool, his money and being parted from it?

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by sevenair
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10963

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

My own business ships from our factories in Badajos, Metz and Woudenberg to the UK specialist fire safety equipment . Both Metz and Woudenberg to my Kent depot were simple overnight journeys prior to January now taking as long as those from Spain to clear three days is now the norm . Our returns to...

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by sevenair
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10963

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

Uk flights are Brexit related high value extremely short lead time items including automotive and pharmaceutical items. “THREE TO FIVE DAYS” at Calais and Dover simply unacceptable! Significant adhoc freight also gong to Liverpool and Birmingham for the same reasons. Do you have a source for this t...

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by sevenair
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk
Replies: 31
Views: 9389

Re: FAA warns of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression

https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2021-02-19-mayday-at-27000ft-but-117-passengers-on-mango-flight-to-durban-emerge-unscathed/ Loss of cabin pressure experienced during Johannesburg to Durban flight Gaslighting. Depressurization happens all the time. WTF is gas...

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 368
Views: 88890

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Loving the new safety video. I'm not sure, but is the lady the same one from the "France is in the air" safety video from a few years back? It looks like her, but she sounds different.

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by sevenair
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary
Replies: 59
Views: 10631

Re: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary

I'm surprised that they don't just keep it. PA103 is still stored in some yard after all these years.

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by sevenair
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 119
Views: 30047

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

I feel for the staff. Times are changing and not every european country needs it's own network carrier. Most routes will be picked up by other airlines. The few vanity long haul routes can simply be routed via some euro hub.

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by sevenair
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 4012

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

We had this in the UK years ago thanks to flyBE.

I wonder if Merkel's €2bn personal transport fleet with sport the labelling?

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by sevenair
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38013

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I don't blame Airbus for having concerns. I'm aware of a 737 that hit a lighting pole in AMS. The rumour was it never flew right again.

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38013

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I just don't get how an accident that resulted in a write off went undetected until in the air. If the ground staff are a bit heavy handed in securing the tow bar, the first 10 rows of passengers know about it. However in this incident, something happens that is so severe that it ends in a wing bein...

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38013

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I think one of the most common aircraft in the world rolling 45 degrees after takeoff and writing itself off, seemingly at odds with what the pilots were trying to achieve is a priority. The Bryant disaster was obvious from fairly early on. An over confident, under competent pilot pushing their luck...

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by sevenair
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad (EY), the first airline to vaccinate all flying crew!
Replies: 47
Views: 5199

Re: Etihad (EY), the first airline to vaccinate all flying crew!

I dont see the point. Nobody will be able to travel anyway!

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by sevenair
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 5020

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

Good old EU and its firm grasp of the non-essential.

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by sevenair
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38013

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

If we can't know what happened, we can never avoid it from reoccurring in the future.

I'm seriously losing faith in the US aviation safety regime. I'd have hoped after the lethal 737MAX saga that the culture would have changed.

It appears that it has not.

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by sevenair
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 72
Views: 11045

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021

The scottish nationalists U-turned on ADP. They wanted it devolved, then changed their mind due to 'the environment' and seemed to accept that it is a good money spinner, and they get to direct any negative press regarding PR to those nasty English people who have control over APD.

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by sevenair
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone know how many pax using Loganair’s GLA-islands flights come from EDI area?
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Anyone know how many pax using Loganair’s GLA-islands flights come from EDI area?

Island links tend to be stronger in Glasgow but but I'm really not sure how many actually originate in EDI.

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by sevenair
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 83204

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

I am sorry, but the airline management perfectly knew what the pilots were doing, even with a proper SMS system in place (i doubt it was). The management ordered the maintenance to restrict the engine output to save on engine life - just an example. The airline bears the full responsibility for wha...

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by sevenair
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 83204

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

In the months and years prior to the accident flight, various safety-critical flights had been documented on which pilot A had been part of the crew, flying below a safe altitude9 or taking high risks. Between April 2018 and including the day of the accident, at least six flights have been logged wh...

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by sevenair
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 83204

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

All I get is a pdf with a list of links, most of which won't open. The one that did shows some incredible photographs. What an absolute tragedy for all of those involved. It should have been a great day out but ended up with them all dying. Like we see so often, it is toxic masculinity which is ofte...

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by sevenair
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36357

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Sinn Fein have strongly condemned this egregious act by the EU. I have never known the British Islands be so united on a single issue in this mannar. Peace is precious to us all. We are all shocked, saddened and upset that the EU can get this so badly wrong especially when the GFA was such as a pivo...

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by sevenair
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207785

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Utterly shameful EU behaviour. What's the point in hoarding vaccines that most member states don't have the infrastructure to deliver?

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by sevenair
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX
Replies: 43
Views: 9675

Re: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX

TC957 wrote:
Interesting that SAS have obtained this work for their otherwise dormant A333's, as opposed for example VS. Love to know the story behind how SAS got this contract.


Could it be because they were the cheapest?

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by sevenair
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42557

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Reading the discussions on here you would think that it was only airlines that looked at how they could use different rules to their benefit, it is happening in all industries. And commenting specifically about Europe and in particular UK, all the employment rules now in existence are now working a...

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by sevenair
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 26
Views: 8118

Re: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside

Booking engine showed just ABZ and NQY when in checked a few hours back. Rumours on another website saying they're pulling out completely. I wonder how long they can continue with scheduled passenger ops.

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by sevenair
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 28420

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Where do things stand with LGW shorthaul?

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by sevenair
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3984

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

Jouhou wrote:
IMO IR655 is why it's so shocking Iranian air defenses weren't more careful. It's not like they don't know how bad that would be for them.


Exactly. Hypocrites. They can no longer play this victim card they've been using for 30 years.

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by sevenair
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy
Replies: 114
Views: 3984

Re: Political discussion of PS752 Tragedy

I think the response of many to the disaster were predictable. There are a lot of posters on the left of the political spectrum on here. In the almost 20 years of being a member there's been a marked shift from open discussion from a broad spectrum, to a definite shift to the left and a closing down...

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