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by Lilienthal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 126633

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The massive wings and nacelles have the oddest effect on the aircraft's appearance. It looks almost small. Until you start focusing on known reference points (the cockpit windows, the triple main bogey, nearby objects) and you realize that the thing is actually absolutely enormous. I have had the s...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122303

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Someone83 wrote:
Still not confirmed?


Apparently at 15 CEST/ 9 Eastern

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21225

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I think it's pretty clear WW's statements about used A380s were posturing to get lower prices on 777x and once that worked we aren't hearing a thing more about used A380s from WW. He just mentioned "six more A380s would make sense" for BA in an interview with German Aerotelegraph: https:/...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11033

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937

The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.
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That's basically a list of airlines that fell for the Skytrax scam. Ranked by total amount payed to Skytrax, in descending order...

Check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937

The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122303

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Anything else planned for today?

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by Lilienthal
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 44452

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Shifting gears ... when is the tentative opening as of now? October 2020. But that requires that the fire alarm system gets accepted by supervising agencies no later than end of July this year, so they can begin testing of the airport's safety systems. Another issue that popped up is that some of t...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 44452

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

LTU932 wrote:
... because of things such as fundamental design flaws (which came to be because of the initial cost cutting), union problems and the sheer incompetence by the authorities to supervise the projects.



Never heard of unions playing any role in the BER debacle... What do you mean?

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 98
Views: 7264

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

"I'm doing that for other presidents," Trump said, "not for me."



riiiiiiiiiight......

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9703

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

you broad statement on Ethiopians who rarely fly seems like a pretty colonial point of view as if to say "the savages were easily frightened as they believed the aircraft was indeed a magic steel bird dropped from the heavens" Lol.. nice try... Transportation in Ethiopia is mainly done on...

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 30, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9703

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Chances are these Ethiopian passengers fly very rarely, if ever. So a touch and go in bad weather can understandably be a stressful experience. So we might cut them some slack and not use their misfortune to boast about our own self-perceived toughness and bravery... oh wait... it‘s to late for that.

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9237

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel. What we might see in the future is a crackdown on very short air travel of about an hour of flight time or less, since trains can pretty much match the overall time needed to get...

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by Lilienthal
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2397

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

Looks a lot better for sure. I always wondered about the blue titles...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42517

Re: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing

I wish there was a numbers breakdown in this, but I have a feeling that Garuda got a sweeeeeeeet deal to stay Why? - Brand new MAXs fall out of the sky - Garuda threatens to cancel their MAX order - The MAX fix is taking time, grounding expected to last until late August at least - Garuda agrees wi...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353707

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks a lot better in it's natural element. I'd get rid of the blue line above this swoop though...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353707

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's ok... could be worse, I guess... But there's something off about it. The swoop doesn't harmonize with the bold and strong "UNITED" lettering. The globe is refined nicely but it seems kinda outdated to "cut" the tail off when it meets the fuselage. The swoop almost seems like...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25708

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Here's todays "The Daily" podcast with an interview with one of the whistleblowers. Quite damning... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/podcasts/the-daily/boeing-dreamliner-charleston.html I'm surprised by some of the reactions here. With multiple sources reporting similar issues at CHS, i...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18953

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Ridiculous...

This is where the struggle for equality gets ridiculed and perverted into pure virtue signaling. It is absolutely possible to become a more inclusive company while still keeping the iconic flying lady.

Utterly ridiculous...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24148

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

They got an extra flight on the Jumbolino out of this, so I'd say overall it's a positive :lol: Although I believe WDL flies it in the high density 3-3 config.... I've been on D-AMGL last autumn when they were wet-leasing for Easy. Total shitbox.... The cabin looked like it was from the late 90s, m...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her
Replies: 47
Views: 3583

Re: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her

Heinkel wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
1989worstyear wrote:
If she was a year older this wouldn't have happened (16 is an adult).


18 is an adult.


How can you call yourself an adult, when you are not allowed to drink a beer (not to mention liquor)?



Probably in a place where alcohol consumption is not used as a measurement for adulthood.

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by Lilienthal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9320

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

Another order from another ambitious but unproven airline. Question marks all over the place until the frames are actually paid for and flying... Oh well, good luck to all!

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by Lilienthal
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16046

Re: Apparent launch of A220-500 with launch customer

VirginFlyer wrote:
Hash tagging it with #ET302. Classy.

V/F


Disgusting.

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by Lilienthal
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53916

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The photo at this link (and in the press release) shows the 787-9 in Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss colors. To me, this would seem to mean that the 787 has been chosen as the group-wide airframe for that category. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1105808261100523523 https://pbs.twimg.com/me...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46729

Re: Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

325i wrote:
I would say it was out of respect to the souls onboard. Well done Boeing. 325i


sure... that's what their public relations people will say.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

vhtje wrote:
Oh for heaven's sake. It's parody - as such, it is meant to amuse through exaggeration, whilst at the same time, make a point.



And what kind of "point" were they trying to make here?

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by Lilienthal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12569

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Tell me again how a wall, without any of the other things mentioned above, will work? The actual wall doesn't make much sense and even Trump knows that. It's just a symbol for his base. He runs on fear, paranoia and anger and he needs to build that thing as a calming lotion for his supporters if he...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13091

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

I did read the article, and here are some of those instances; In one, sent in November 2012 as union reps organised a Christmas pub lunch, Captain O’Neal asked: ‘What food you want n****?’ So, is that designed primarily as an insult? Or is he asking a friend what food he would prefer at an event wh...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13091

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

The first example may or may not be intended as an insult; it could be a friendly salute albeit using a word that is not PC. While the comparison by Speedbird was indeed ridiculously over the top, the issue at hand is clearly not a "friendly salute". Please read the article in the opening...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13091

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

hypersensitivity Bingo. What basically happened: I'm going to go with this because it's great, until it fits my agenda about playing the race card. And poof. Another snowflake born. FYI, some of the biggest racists I know are not white people either. Some of them others are, but racism isn't only w...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 580
Views: 81003

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman
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Very interesting Episode of NPR's "How i built this" Podcast with Neeleman:

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46401

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Slug71 wrote:

Dont really care what they say. That poll was mostly like bombarded with leftists. Regardless, Fox is also MSM. Part of the problem.




Go watch Info Wars. Alex is probably still saying what you want to hear...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Sorry to be so blunt, but that has to be one of the worst liveries i've ever seen...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25097

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

eamondzhang wrote:
Here we go again, another A vs B thread.


Not really. After your comment, maybe...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7614

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

http://www.lh-taufnamen.de



Not sure about that. It has the LH A350 D-AIXL marked down as the first A350 with the upgraded new colors but it was delivered with the old version a month ago. Still hasn't been corrected.
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TheSonntag wrote:
usually well informed site "Lufthansa Taufnamen" http://www.lh-taufnamen.de



Not sure about that. It has the LH A350 D-AIXL marked down as the first A350 with the upgraded new colors but it was delivered with the old version a month ago. Still hasn't been corrected.

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by Lilienthal
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26368

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29820

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

How is that even supposed to work for Lion Air? They're pretty much an all Boeing airline with flight, cabin, ground and maintenance crews plus all the equipment trained, designed and optimized for 737 operations. The investments needed to shift all that to the A32Xneo, the only real alternative, mu...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage
Replies: 7
Views: 3704

Re: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage

https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html

"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson
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https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html

"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson

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by Lilienthal
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4223

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing. German Aerotelegraph says the reasons for them being taken to a hospital were "stress symptoms", not physical injuries. Which is understandable when you just spent 120 m...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Few things are as weak and unmanly as men trying to spin this push for more gender equality and freedom into some kind of "social engineering" or an "attack on men". Seriously, the self-victimization is pathetic. Show us some real numbers about women being "less qualified&qu...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49262

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

I think it's pretty much inevitable that a third major airplane manufacturer will emerge from China. They have the money, the people, the ambition, the demand. The only question is when and how long it will take them to get to the same level as Airbus and Boeing. What part Russia will take in it rem...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7139

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

The greens are making inroads in elections in Germany at the moment. Last time that happened Germany shut down its nuclear power plants, burning more dirty coal instead. Yes, quite the irony. It's just another strain of populism. Ironically, it's also wrong. Germany's nuclear plants haven't been sh...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34271

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Probably delayed due to the events in Indonesia today

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by Lilienthal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery
Replies: 28
Views: 7092

Re: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery

What did Ryanair get from this that they couldn’t do themselves? Slots at TXL and DUS. They are effectively buying a part of Air Berlin in their ongoing effort to increase their presence at major airports, trying to get away from their classic "runway with a shed" type of airports out in ...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34271

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

kh1 wrote:
I think it will be A380 in new livery



Yeah i remember reading that the first A380 is due for repaint in October... So it's about time...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13120

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

This is bullshit Because on the road you can get away. An aircraft is a closed environment. You are condamned to each other. Completely different situation. You dont seem to underatand that. Meeting each other at the toilets again can be terrifying for that woman. This guy even literally threatend ...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6650

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

So his reply Why let facts destroy a good narrative? was not for me but like speaking to President Trump. Why let facts destroy his propaganda talking. That’s how I see it. I may be wrong, of course. As in "My dear leader please don't look at the facts, just feed us more of your BS because we ...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6650

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

I think the liberals are just shocked, because Trump says things no other president said before. He is totally free of old fashioned diplomacy and facts. Being "free of old fashioned diplomacy", as in backstabbing, disrespectful, short-sighted and incredibly egoistic. Kind of like him cla...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6650

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

seahawk wrote:

Why let facts destroy a good narrative?


I don't think you understood his post...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6650

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

N14AZ wrote:

What would you think if Ms. Merkel would ask Texans, in front of the UN, to buy German beef instead of local steaks?!?!



She would be ridiculed as a complete moron in Germany. That's for sure.

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by Lilienthal
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6650

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

Only true friends, that would support America, not false friends like Germany, who gladly sell their cars but refuse to buy American. They are enemies and should be treated as such. We buy very few American cars because they are mediocre. But we do buy iPhones, use American web-services, the freaki...

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