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by GDB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 28
Views: 930

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

I find hilarious how all the Southerners who fly the Confederate flag say they're doing so out out history, or pride, or as act of rebellion or whatever. Hey rednecks, you're flying the flag of a bunch of losers. That's what the Confederacy was, a bunch of losers who lost the war and surrendered at...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 28
Views: 930

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

Yes, I always used this argument when the Confederate statutes were being finally removed from public spaces, and Confederate names from schools and the "Stars and Bars" was taken down from atop government buildings. I find hilarious how all the Southerners who fly the Confederate flag sa...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16312

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

What are “maths”? Turns out, nobody knows. Maths are like water. Is water real? We don’t think so. Well. 'maths' is how those in the UK, which includes England, say this English word. Great to see the docking with ISS. While this is the start of the US regaining manned ability and not reliant of Soy...

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by GDB
Sat May 30, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16312

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Double post - delete

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by GDB
Sat May 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16312

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

59 years and 25 days ago I watched a tiny B&W TV screen in my school auditorium with about 230 other kids and the staff as Alan Shepard took the first ride into space from the US. Wonderful to see the US back into the launch business, and Delos David "D. D." Harriman would be so proud...

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by GDB
Sat May 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1756

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Call me ignorant but wasn't Hertz Van Rental a Dutch painter?

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2580

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

Murdoch follows the money, with Iraq the opinion in the UK was different to that of the US, where FOX and the Bush admin pushed the line that Saddam had a hand in Sept 11th attacks, few here believed that but there was a feeling that in 1991, after the UN sanction effort to get Iraq out of Kuwait, h...

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.
Replies: 46
Views: 2616

Re: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.

The links between the House Of Saud and US administrations, is explored, along with much else, in Adam Curtis's film 'Bitter Lake'. (Curtis has a very individual style, a search should find that film, he does use images and music in sometimes stark and even amusing ways, however he is not a conspira...

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump mocks Former President G.W Bush's call to put Partisanship aside
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: trump mocks Former President G.W Bush's call to put Partisanship aside

He is raw about any kind of rejection or criticism. He’s the most fake alpha male the world has ever seen. Absolutely, they do not call him Captain Bone Spurs for nothing. He is the most divisive in my lifetime for sure. He and Tricky Dickie are similar in nature, very spiteful always want revenge....

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by GDB
Wed May 13, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2580

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

What I don't understand--sorta--is that Covid19 overwhelmingly kills the elderly and men, and Fox News' audience is on average 70 years old and male. Seems self defeating. Media-Prisoner Dilemma. If Fox gets real, One America News Network, even less tethered to the real world than Fox, will take th...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crazy and bizarre military aviation stories
Replies: 20
Views: 10882

Re: Crazy and bizarre military aviation stories

Here's one new to me, S-2 Trackers, Dutch Navy, 1960's; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49773399 The Dutch carrier operated as an ASW vessel toward the end of its life, with S-2 Trackers and Wessex/SH-34 ASW helicopters (I forget whether the latter were Westland or Sikorsky) Sikorsky. The Wessex...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2580

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

But that isn't to mean that critical voices wasn't given room: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2658153.stm[ I stand corrected. So why did some UN inspectors step down while this guy was spreading doubts? Born in 1928 we can exclude career. Even though I believe he wanted to side with th...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 21348

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

I should not be surprised having been, to put it very mildly, never a fan of Alexander dePiffel Boris Johnson. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/12/civic-duty-prime-minister-boris-johnson-coronavirus Johnson studied the Classics (really useful in the modern world), it is ironic that...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2580

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

Murdoch has a distinct agenda, many people 'want' to never work, drink themselves stupid and live off fast food. Does not make it a good thing, for them or society generally, I agree it's not good people desire to consume such media. But that's human nature. What do you suggest against it? In Germa...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

See, for example, how well Cuba does on infant mortality rates. Everybody likes looking at infant mortality rates. Now, apparently they don’t put anywhere near as much effort on their maternal mortality rates.... You know that infant mortality rates and maternal (first couple of months) mortality r...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2580

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

Murdoch also hates the idea that the UK retains standards of impartial news broadcasting, hence his long loathing of the BBC Did the BBC grant the embassador of Irak an interview before Irak was invaded because of weapons of mass destructions? Irak war started march 2003. However Feb 2003 Hans-Chri...

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by GDB
Tue May 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 83
Views: 4902

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

Not a Boeing fan here but just throwing this out - the USAF isn't going to buy a tanker built in Europe. And how could LM/Airbus create a whole new assembly line in the States with all those associated costs and be competitive with an aircraft in production? Plus you'd have to cover the overheads o...

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by GDB
Mon May 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11232

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

In 1987, Channel 4's science series, Equinox, aired 'The Air Fix', fronted by a former LHR maintenance engineer, from 1969-77, who later became a actor. It was a stage like production that centered on his own experience with the DC-10. He cited UA 232, calling the Capt an American hero, he had caust...

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by GDB
Mon May 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161225

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Some business editorial comment; https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2020/may/11/has-branson-accepted-only-he-can-save-virgin-atlantic-not-entirely If it works for him and the airline, selling Virgin Galactic, fair play. Myself, long been a skeptic of it, as a more caustic c...

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by GDB
Mon May 11, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 22371

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... apore-park

(That companies products reportedly inspired Charlie Brooker to write that one).
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Be afraid, be very afraid, (if you've seen the Black Mirror episode 'Metalhead');

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... apore-park

(That companies products reportedly inspired Charlie Brooker to write that one).

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by GDB
Mon May 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

They were following orders so it's akin to my first point, Trump having declared war on Venezuela. Yes of course my government should do something for them, as happens all the time with spies. Here we're talking private citizens committing a crime. Consulary assistance is all they should get. A bet...

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by GDB
Sun May 10, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

A note about Thatcher, from someone who lives here, lived through her rule. She did, I agree, face some sexism, getting into parliament in the 1950's, finally making it in '59. However, marrying a millionaire who had links in the Tory part sure damn helped. (Recently, with VE Day 75th anniversary, I...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

We are seeing the same things. Used to share an apartment with a Venezuelan doctor who was training in the US. This was when Chavez was coming into power. He explained exactly how his country was going to crumble, first devastating the relatively elite families like his (who mostly left), and later...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 46
Views: 1870

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

Is this thread a joke?
I know we are in a pandemic, however it isn't the 1918/19 one and we have not just had the First World War.
It effectively ended with that young Serbian gunman in June 1914.

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

I highly doubt Trump had something to do with this, because it was stupidly done. Cuban intelligence is so good, they knew they were coming. They have assets everywhere, in Miami they are very much prevalent. Some people can't just keep their mouths shut, Cuban intelligence passed this to Venezuela...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

While not disputing the nature of the regime, fact is they were targeted by the GW Bush admin, bribed to defect. This continued until 2017 when the program was wound up. Another example of sheer US spite and resentment. I note NYT story was from 2017. Now look at the many places they have been deplo...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13106

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

With BJ announcing mandatory 14day quarantine for UK inbound traffic, I doubt many planes will be needed in the coming months. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/holiday-coronavirus-travellers-quarantine-arriving-uk-a9506016.html None flying now anyway. You’d expect other countrie...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

Cuba has also shrewdly used 'medical diplomacy' for a long time, including in this Covid crisis. Really, at the end of the Cold War, when the economic lifeline from the USSR was fraying, then severed, the US had a great opportunity to mend fences, entirely. If Castro wanted. Not to come in and take...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

Cuba has also shrewdly used 'medical diplomacy' for a long time, including in this Covid crisis. Really, at the end of the Cold War, when the economic lifeline from the USSR was fraying, then severed, the US had a great opportunity to mend fences, entirely. If Castro wanted. Not to come in and take ...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Richard: Rock 'n' roll pioneer dies
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Little Richard: Rock 'n' roll pioneer dies

As his obit shows, a very complex man to put it mildly.
But when were the very straight laced, or even boring, ever such pioneers in music or other areas?

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2658

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

Given the sheer ignorance of some on here, small wonder you got in the mire so badly and not just in Latin America, SE Asia too. Chavez went off the deep end true, however that was after a botched US backed coup. For people in Chile, Sept 11th is a day when things turned dark and 1000's would die, S...

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by GDB
Sat May 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161225

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

No, did you even read anything I wrote? The Telegraph quoted The ONS! The ONS - doesn't get more official than that. Here's your ONS link: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/bulletins/theeffectsoftaxesandbenefitsonhouseholdincome/financi...

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by GDB
Fri May 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1397

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

To understand Putin you have to know that he never accepted that the wall fell and then, later the USSR collapsed due to it's internal contradictions. No a middle ranking KGB functionary, it was all a western plot. That's why he hates the ex USSR states who could not wait to be free of the USSR, as...

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by GDB
Fri May 08, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red arrows over London.
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Red arrows over London.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-525892 ... ral-london

Plus Typhoons over other UK cities and a BBMF Spitfire over Dover.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-525892 ... ral-london

Plus Typhoons over other UK cities and a BBMF Spitfire over Dover.

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by GDB
Fri May 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8102

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Two white men in the US south, leaping out of a pickup truck and shooting an innocent, unarmed black man. Not racism? It's a tradition FFS! And one of them knew a DA so, with some justification based on history and precedent, thought they'd get away with it. Hopefully it will be 1st degree murder. A...

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by GDB
Fri May 08, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1397

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

I usually do like sarcasm. Not this time. I don't understand what is going on, but I don't like it. Typical Putin playbook is what is happening. A spy gets killed. Difficult to judge. Chronic critical reporters get killed. That's really bad. But then Russia has elections. If people had to vote for ...

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by GDB
Thu May 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3456

Re: Should November election be canceled?

I think most people understand that he got just enough independents (due to a complacent candidate opposing him), plus the anti democratic (not the party though same effect) Electoral College 18th Century hangover. Don't fancy his chances with independents this time, as the Covid crisis and his utt...

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by GDB
Thu May 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1397

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

Sokes wrote:
I usually do like sarcasm. Not this time.
I don't understand what is going on, but I don't like it.


Typical Putin playbook is what is happening.

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by GDB
Thu May 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3456

Re: Should November election be canceled?

I would expect the Constitution loving portion of his base that would be essentially zero people the only thing Trump voters love is white supremacy You aren't so different than them. You are painting with a very wide brush. If Trump only had the white supremacy vote in 2016 he would have lost in a...

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by GDB
Thu May 07, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 21348

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

More Trump supporters blocking hospitals intimidating medics, in a state already where very non essential places have or soon will re-open and it also happens to be a state where the rise in new Covid cases is one of the highest; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWJU7FONhtI Some of the idiots are wea...

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by GDB
Thu May 07, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 22371

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

That moment when Axl Rose, Steven Mnuchin and Patricia Arquette shared time together on Twitter. https://twitter.com/axlrose/status/1258161648184905728 Thanks for that, in another cheering part of that thread the NRA are laying off people, I knew that before all this they were in the financial mire...

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 1953

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

Always a bitter irony to hear them bang on about immigrants in that part of the world.
With NZ, the PM is seen worldwide as having done a pretty good job, which was really rubbed some on here up the wrong way.

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1397

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

Bit of a history of offing doctors, Stalin was in his last weeks jailing and worse doctors, Jewish ones in particular. Then he keeled over and guess what? As wonderfully satirized in the film Death Of Stalin, (banned in Russia but over a million downloads), here the committee confront the issue of t...

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?
Replies: 17
Views: 4329

Re: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?

Don’t know why Singapore Airlines tried to make SIN-BAH-LHR work when the obvious winner would have been a supersonic corridor SIN HKG NRT, both legs overwater, masses of business traffic, lots of prestige. I guess they knew better than some idiot on a forum but I would have thought that would have...

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?
Replies: 17
Views: 4329

Re: Did the Concorde ever fly TPAC?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB-smagT0O4
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This was BA's last Round The World Charter, even before subsequent events it was seen as being likely the last, (though there was the 'African Queen' tour around that continent in early 2000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB-smagT0O4

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3456

Re: Should November election be canceled?

The problem with voting by mail is overwhelming voter fraud. It is bad enough when voting in person. To vote you should be required to show PROOF of citizenship such as a US Passport. No it isn't, a decent proportion of votes in UK elections (and I suspect many others) do not have this 'problem'. I...

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3456

Re: Should November election be canceled?

I am demonstrating your statements are historically flawed - up to you whether you want to click the links or not. And, for the record, we are a federal republic. As you know, the chief executive is not chosen via direct democracy. We only have direct democracy at the state and local level. Just an...

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by GDB
Wed May 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4047

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

I can recall when some in the US (in fairness not their government), did more than comment on something they knew little about and it even involves guns. There was a reason in the 1970's why the favored weapon of the IRA was the Armalite, where they got a lot of finding too. Worse a bunch of M-60 ma...

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