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by Jetty
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6350

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

DXB/EK/A380 are all 3 perfect matches. High capacity, 1-hub, maximum connections. CASM maximization. Bigger is better for the economies scale model. Bigger is only better when there isn’t enough capacity. This is the case with Dubai where the government unwisely invested in 2 airports so EK can’t h...

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51121

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Its takes many many years for the government support to become a higher amount than what KLM and KLM staff have payed as taxes in the last years. So its their own money. You can call it tax payer money but factually they have payed it themselves. That's a weird way of accounting, it isn't as if tha...

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51121

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Like I said, pandering to the (envious) voters. Little to do with envy imo: it's only rational that salaries payed by the taxpayer are somewhat limited. Which possibly opens the door to governmental influence in everyones pay, in every company in the Netherlands. No it doesn't, because the governme...

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51121

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

This is all abolished and I wonder why. With pilots only making up less than 10% of the total workforce and by far not all pilots make as much as politicians think, the actual amount of money being saved by this demand is minuscule compared to the overal costs of KLM. If it purely was about making ...

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by Jetty
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51121

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Thenoflyzone wrote:
I've been to Holland before, and for one, this is the first I hear of the Polder model. I think you and I both know what Holland is "really" renowned for !


Windmills, tulips, clogs, pea soup and poffertjes ?

Stroopwafels! What else could he mean? :boggled:

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 12839

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

Bad news for Corendon. They announced holiday flights to Turkey on july 10 but the dutch goverment slammed them so Corendon pulled it untill july 22th. The dutch goverment is strictly against letting people in from Turkey so people are hesitant to go. Its unfair as other Turkish companies fly to Am...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 12839

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

Bad news for Corendon. They announced holiday flights to Turkey on july 10 but the dutch goverment slammed them so Corendon pulled it untill july 22th. The dutch goverment is strictly against letting people in from Turkey so people are hesitant to go. Its unfair as other Turkish companies fly to Am...

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by Jetty
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2836

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

It's a state issue bar for the supposed constitutional right of abortion. A president can do nothing about it. Just as it isn't an issue of the EU but of it's members i.e. While I do support abortion the SCOTUS is extremely activistic from an European perspective. Most European states allow for abo...

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by Jetty
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2836

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Trump had the house and the senate for two years, why wasn't abortion banned ? Sure, it would have probably been struck down by the SCOTUS, but so what, that didn't stop him for other stuff. Bush was a born again nut, why didn't he ban abortion ? It's a state issue bar for the supposed constitution...

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17957

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Europe just doesn't understand the value goats have towards saver aviation.

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Are the traffic rights from BRU to West Africa specific to a Belgian airline or good for the whole EU? Could someone like Norwegian set up shop and start flying BRU-FIH tomorrow? Ah, after pages of "experts suggestions" to relocate their network, somebody finally pops the question. All th...

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by Jetty
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13919

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

As long as the used goats are real Pakistani aviation will be safe regardless of the fuss about licenses.

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

It doesn't need to close if SN would be gone. DHL will still be there just like all the other airlines. Moreover, one can wonder if DHL is not more important than SN as having a logistics hub in your country has a lot of value for logistics companies and manufacturers.. What does SN have that LH do...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

The problem of Brussels airlines is the same problem that hubs like Memphis and Cleveland ... I think what needs to happen is that brussel will become more of a focus city where routes that can be filled with profitable fares on an O/D basis are operated connections may be available and if they wor...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

SN was losing money over its lifetime even before the involvement of LH, and on time performance and loadfactors have never been good. Ah, the generalisations of the internet... The airline has been profitable 3 of the last 5 years Yet if you take the total of the last 5 years they are still losing...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Really.?. Same goes for Holland, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and even Denmark I would suppose then??. Not to mention weaker economies like Moldova, the Baltics.... Heck even all of Portugal then should be flying on IB via MAD. And whilst we're at it, how about Irela...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Based on the country size and geography, there is no reason for a Belgium to have a flag carrier. There are enough flights from other carriers to Brussels to satisfy demand. Although I will always miss SABENA. Really.?. Same goes for Holland, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia, Slove...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31824

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

BRU should be closed and the Belgians should use AMS and CDG instead (both linked with TGV to Brussels). This would make sense. BRU is at a good location for urban development and probably worth more that way than as an airport. People in Belgium can fly low cost Europe from CRL and all around the ...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21264

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

What happens if a tourist arrives? -Passengers with a positive test result will not be allowed to enter Turkey and will be deported. How does that work? Normally deporting a refused passenger is the responsibility of the airline of the inbound flight. Will airlines have to carry passangers known to...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

Police are never going to stop killing people in the US. They're armed with a gun and trained to use it...and not as a last resort. US is a racist country, so that results in Black people being poorer, more likely to encounter police, and more likely to have a bad outcome because of it...even if th...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6664

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Could it be that this is a plot to establish sharia in MSP given the large Muslim community?

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6664

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Will MSP be the first city to do this? Has there been a similar city, maybe in Europe to disband the police that MSP can use as a guide? Will be interesting to see how this affects the economy of MSP. Change is needed though as policing has not been a positive force. We in Europe ain’t that crazy. ...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4544

Re: Reparations

Technically speaking, Native Americans should be first in line, given that before slaves were brought, they were the first to experience oppression. It's not about oppression, other than unpaid labor. Blacks who were born on American soil were not given the right to vote for years. They were not al...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51121

Re: Potential AF/KLM Divorce to be Investigated

Experts expect it to be very much time and money consuming (and a useless exercise). Not all experts: https://www.trouw.nl/opinie/klm-kan-best-verder-als-zelfstandig-bedrijf~b8ddefff/ (Dutch) The possible divorce is on Smith and the French state who have proven themselves immoral by taking and supp...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Istanbul Grand Airport overtake ATL for busiest airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: Will Istanbul Grand Airport overtake ATL for busiest airport?

I don’t think there is any relevant metric in which Turkey or Istanbul ranks top 12 so qualifying Istanbul as one of the largest and most influential cities in the world is a bit of a stretch. However, Atlanta shows that it isn’t needed to become the largest airport in the world. IST has a chance bu...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: Racism in the World

Muslims are considered as an ethnicity in basically all of Asia. This makes literally no sense whatsoever especially in India and Pakistan as they were divided based on religion, not on ethnicity. Punjabis i.e. live in India and Pakistan and there is a large number of Muslim, Sikh and Hindus among ...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: Racism in the World

Looks like some of you haven't been paying attention to the numerous threads about Muslims rights in India and all the protests The question was about racism, not religion. Muslims are considered as an ethnicity in basically all of Asia. This makes literally no sense whatsoever especially in India ...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: Racism in the World

Also let’s not forget some of the most racist countries are in Africa. Liberia i.e. even has a racist constitution that only allows for negros to gain citizenship.

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: Racism in the World

stl07 wrote:
Looks like some of you haven't been paying attention to the numerous threads about Muslims rights in India and all the protests

The question was about racism, not religion.

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51121

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Source: https://news.klm.com/klm-adds-more-destinations-to-network/ Intercontinental In June, KLM expanded its intercontinental network to include Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Paramaribo and Quito. In July, KLM plans to add six additional destinations (Jakarta, Denpasar, Washington, San Francisco,...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

Do we know why more blacks are involved in crime? Maybe that is just how they are as a race? Maybe their genes just make them lazier so they need more social services to save them and pay their way. Or is that full of sh!t and there are a bunch of other longstanding underlying factors that have cre...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

Does anyone have any FACTS with regard to how many blacks are killed by white cops as compared to other cop killings, when you factor in crime rates etc? Episodes where innocent people are killed by unproferssional cops are always sad. But to claim that systemic racism is the biggest problem and th...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

Does anyone have any FACTS with regard to how many blacks are killed by white cops as compared to other cop killings, when you factor in crime rates etc? Episodes where innocent people are killed by unproferssional cops are always sad. But to claim that systemic racism is the biggest problem and th...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

The vast majority of the rioters is also not female, not elderly and not rich. So why emphasize skin color? That reasoning undermines the whole protest. By that logic it should be #MaleLifeMatters. The disparity between males and females is way bigger than the disparity between ethnicities when it ...

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by Jetty
Sun May 31, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

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 Jetty
Sun May 31, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

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 Jetty
Sun May 31, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

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 Jetty
Sat May 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

But it's also good to keep in context that America is the largest most racially and ethnically diverse country in the world, and is still essentially an experiment that we're trying to perfect. Brazil would like to have a word. I know of four additional causes when comparing with my country (The Ne...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

The complaints run a lot deeper - people have lived their whole lives with the reality that their lives can be at risk for no good reason, and the world at large doesn't care enough to notice. This is grossly overstating the risk of dying at the hands of police. Police in the USA kill about 1.000 p...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It also seems as if the EU competition authorities are picking and choosing here. Yes, they are picking and choosing but for good reason. LH has been buying airlines left and right and now needs the most money out of all airlines. Moreover their market dominance at FRA and MUC is much larger than t...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It also seems as if the EU competition authorities are picking and choosing here. Yes, they are picking and choosing but for good reason. LH has been buying airlines left and right and now needs the most money out of all airlines. Moreover their market dominance at FRA and MUC is much larger than t...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

The answer is obvious. The difference is that the Armed White Protesters reasons were more mild. For several decades they never had any problems of a police officer kneeling on the neck of a white person struggling to breath. Nor they had to face 'Police Brutality' on them. This is utterly false. A...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3265

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

They did not edit anything he wrote. They added a disclaimer. A disclaimer that altered the whole purport of the original message that is. So does that mean you’ve now accepted that Twitter didn’t edit Trump’s tweet? I’m dumb, please explain what the purport of Trump’s tweet was. Then explain how a...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

It kinda looks altered. Interesting how zero lives and zero buildings were torched and zero lives were lost when White "protesters" entered government buildings armed to the teeth. I wonder what the difference was? The national guard was not called out when armed White people stormed gove...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

It already opened when we as a society allowed different treatment for similar situations based on class and neighborhood. Explain the death of Justine Diamond to me please. Same city, upper class, white, not a criminal but the reporter of a crime and shot death for no reason whatsoever. People itt...

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by Jetty
Fri May 29, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3265

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Not a snowball's chance in hell this ever goes anywhere but straight to the garbage can. He's effectively demanding the right to lie, and NOT be called out for it. That's what dictators do. But even now, people WILL defend this. Even here. He’s not demanding that he right to lie. He’s just clarifyi...

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by Jetty
Thu May 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3265

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Not a snowball's chance in hell this ever goes anywhere but straight to the garbage can. He's effectively demanding the right to lie, and NOT be called out for it. That's what dictators do. But even now, people WILL defend this. Even here. He’s not demanding that he right to lie. He’s just clarifyi...

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by Jetty
Thu May 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

We need riots on the scale of LA a la 1992 to come back. People are pissed off for good reason. More violence and mayhem? Are you nuts? Can, worms, large, one each. Open it. This is wrong on so many levels. It already opened when we as a society allowed different treatment for similar situations ba...

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by Jetty
Thu May 28, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3265

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

About time. Now drain the social media swamp! :bigthumbsup:

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