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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 154
Views: 4765

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

TriJets wrote:
2. We have two weapons. One for each of us. That's not "so many of them".


Is that in case you turn on eachother?

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 1919

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Aaron747 wrote:

What's the top speed of a mobility cart on an incline? Might be a factor to consider.


How long since the officer visited Krispy Kreme might be too unfortunately.

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by Virtual737
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 154
Views: 4765

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

bpatus297 wrote:
Umm, except we have the rule of law. Most of what you said to do is illegal in the US, thank goodness.


You also have the highest incarceration rate of the free world by a country mile. Doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent.

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by Virtual737
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 154
Views: 4765

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Dahlgardo wrote:

It also takes a lot of swiss cheese to end up with a mass shooting.


Yet it seems to happen so frequently in the US compared to other nations and some of the bigger holes in the cheese are quite easy to fill.

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by Virtual737
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1632

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Was born and spent most of my life in one monarchy and now living in another. Both do more for their subjects than many outsiders (and insiders for that matter) might imagine and possibly cost less than you think when you take into account tourism and other incomes. I can see why some might be dismi...

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by Virtual737
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:

I don’t dismiss it, you are just ignoring the fact that HAM had a much more traditional path to F1 than VER. ’


Ah ok. For a moment I thought you might be instantly dismissing it because it doesn't support your view. Glad we've got that sorted.

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by Virtual737
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

There's a... I shall rephrase. Personally I believe it is almost pointless discussing G.O.A.T. in F1 (but will do so anyway) as the sport is highly technical and evolves at breakneck speed. F1 of today is so vastly different from F1 of even 20 years ago and the skills required to be near the top ha...

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by Virtual737
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1687

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Is mail stil a thing? Is Mastercard still a thing?

Mods, this thread seems to have been bumped from 1978.

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by Virtual737
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

F1 is not a "single make" series, so to be the best you need to put yourself in the position to be in one of the best cars. The best manufacturers will also want the best drivers and have the draw and finances to make it happen. Anyone who says that an F1 driver isn't a great because they ...

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by Virtual737
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3402

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Russia is the biggest country in the world, mostly empty. Why does he need to take bits and pieces of neighboring countries ? Yet he does it. For the same reason that most billionaires are likely still harder working than the poor. Money, power, land - doesn't matter how much you have, once you've ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Best days for telework

and by that I mean moving continents, being French I can do that while staying in France, go to Reunion island for example. 3 hours early compared to metropolitan France, so manageable, nice weather all year... Or maybe move to Morocco for a cheaper cost of living (and nicer weather). I did that 8 ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14172

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

There is only one thing that has any sense about this trial. A Jury of his peers sat through 3 weeks of evidence and deliberated a unanimous verdict of Not guilty. These people did not volunteer for Jury duty, they were picked by the state on a random bases as citizens of good standing. I have sat ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14172

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

johns624 wrote:
Just like most Americans are dumbfounded when a person (usually in the UK) is tried for using a weapon to protect themselves when criminals break into their homes. There's no such thing as a fair fight when a criminal attacks you.


...because that happens so often in the UK, right?

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by Virtual737
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1660

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

With the information to hand, I'd be calling Amex to ask how any of this is possible, expecting a full refund.

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by Virtual737
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1857

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

No subject is really taboo for me, certainly not politics. It's an integral part of much of our lives. Having said that, virtually every conversation I've had about politics is just a discussion like any other. We all have differing opinions and it's nice to bounce thoughts and ideas around. If we d...

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by Virtual737
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

It's hard for me to say whether a film is better than a book, or vice versa, because I see them as two different things. One is more a mental exercise where your mind imagines the reality of the written words and can take anything from half a day to a week or more to complete. The other attempts to ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1945

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

I think its always been going on. The main difference is now everyone has a camera in their pocket so we see more day to day life around the world and mistake it for something unusual. Even if accurate, that is exactly what makes it different, and dangerous.. A million loonies wandering aimlessly a...

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by Virtual737
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7648

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

It takes some twisted logic to argue that leaving the seat belt sign on is dangerous. (Yes, I have observed this on long flights.) People needing to use a toilet will recognize the inattention and get up when they feel safe to do so. It's an annoyance, not dangerous. The danger, when you also consi...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 7157

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

I typically always admire positive spin, but is this really a thread about how Boeing got the MAX so right and Airbus the NEO so wrong?

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by Virtual737
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7814

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Being serious for just a moment, to both follow the letter of the law and be fair at the same time: 1.) Milley should be court-martialed, found guilty of something, sentenced to something ridiculous and then have that sentence overturned on appeal. 2.) Trump should be ridiculed, found guilty of trea...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7814

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Quick google search gave me this, so your last sentence might be right on point. https://conventionofstates.com/ The list of endorsements at the bottom of that page would suggest it's very much a Republican movement. I googles the name of one of the people I hadn't heard of and it turns out he was ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7814

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

There is a constitution, there are elections, its supposed to be a civilian controlled goverment. Even if we hate the guy in command, we can't just go over the system that has kept in check this Republic for a long time. That's the difference between the US and any other nation, it has been the lon...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I see a few obvious VER-haters who wouldn`t give the guy credit if he were to become WC driving backwards. Same as anything on the interweb - apparently you can't be somewhere inbetween any more. You're either a fanboi or a hater. The infinite amount of other possibilities between those 2 extremes ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The lucky part, in my view, was that he was able to continue and have some repairs to his car under the red flag. Yep, MV still has to learn the art of taking out the rival while being able to continue the race. Lewis got it almost spot on at Silverstone ;) It's literally 24m on the track, which is...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

What a slippery slope... I don't think there's much, if anything to worry about. "Professional fouls" have existed in F1 for decades. Senna did it, as did Schumacher and even Damon Hill. The penalties nowadays are potentially harsher and the telemetry and camera angles make it easier to c...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:
scbriml wrote:
but it seems Verstappen decided colliding with Hamilton was the preferred option.


This is comparable as stating HAM kicked out VER deliberately at Silverstone…


That's pretty much what RB said in their complaint. The stewards told them where to go and it didn't include collecting $200.

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You mean the one where Nico moved hard right off the racing line and pushed Lewis completely off the track would be foolhardy to apportion blame to Nico? Even if they weren't in the same team it would have been bad. Time to take the blinkers off as it's becoming rather embarrassing. Rosberg was def...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

To say that he was not at fault for Spain You mean the one where Nico moved hard right off the racing line and pushed Lewis completely off the track would be foolhardy to apportion blame to Nico? Even if they weren't in the same team it would have been bad. Time to take the blinkers off as it's bec...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Hamilton crashed into Rosberg several times that year if I recall correctly.


You might want to check out the footage of, let's say Austria and Spain that year before suggesting Hamilton was the instigator.

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:

It is petty, and to be honest quite hypocritical.



It's pretty much the exact opposite of hypocritical, and so on that note, let's leave it alone. Have a nice day.

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Because you raised something petty like Max "not checking up on Lewis". Had you not done that, I'm perfectly fine with people disagreeing. Petty? Half the racing world is talking about it. A fair number of MV fans are calling it out too. I do know how racing works, and I'm still steadfast...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You're just grasping at straws, really. Because I'm not in agreement with you? Max is becoming almost everything that his supporters seem to hate about Lewis (minus the 7 WDCs of course). His supporters at least as blinkered as those of LH. And expecting Max to back off is a bit off - Max was on th...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen did look to the Mercedes, saw that Hamilton was fine, and walked away to avoid confrontation. I'm sure that was exactly his mindset. If I were Max, I'd go to Hamilton and screamed my ass off, probably even throw a punch or two. So having been predominantly at fault, you would then have g...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Looking at the Sprint race, it's clear that Lewis could have given Max space by going wider into Turn 2. Lando Norris did it to Lewis himself during the start of the sprint race and both emerged unscathed. Why can't Lewis do the same to Max? They could have gone out to dinner afterwards and held ha...

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by Virtual737
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:
HAM did it again…..


The professionals I've heard so far have been either 50/50 or MV at fault. Now we wait to see what the stewards think.

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by Virtual737
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 3004

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Was in my very early 30s. I'd taken a couple of years off from the "corporate" world and was teaching waterskiing on a lake in the UK. Early afternoon, message comes across to me on the radio to come up to the clubhouse. Was hard to believe the TV coverage we saw. I learned a couple of yea...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

To me, who have experienced this 3 times already, that's life. Now I am not going to impose my beliefs on you, that would be authoritative, I am just letting you know what I believe based on my own personal feelings. I have been there. I worded my post specifically based on my own experiences. Abou...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

For the child, no due process at all for an innocent, who hasn't done no wrong to anyone. That's an interesting point though. The fetus, until something like mid-term, is not sentient. It has no ability to even think, let alone act, so there is no concept of it having done anything, let alone somet...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

I don't want to go too far into the opinions of when life begins as I'm not qualified to and I'm certainly not qualified to judge anyone else's opinion. What does shock me though is that the same state that respects the viability of a 43 day old fetus also has the death penalty in its legal system. ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

It can be argued that the mother is the life support of the fetus. A life support machine isn't a sentient, living, self sufficient organism. Let's please not try and draw that comparison. If your neighbors decided to kill their children because they can't take care of them, Are you of the belief t...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

casinterest wrote:


True story. I have know people that have had accidents, and diseases (Cancer) where the life support was removed, and they passed away.


Shhhh, or the Texans will make that illegal too.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

AirWorthy99 wrote:

Not making this up, you can look up the thousands of cases of people that come back from a coma.


I don't doubt it, but this thread is about abortion. Turning off life support is nowhere near the same, even though there are moral comparisons to be made.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19385

Re: Texas abortion law

Moral arguments against abortion: That a fetus is not a person, or human because it depends on the mother. So if someone goes into a coma, and depends on a machine to live, do we just call it quits on that person? That a fetus is not a person or human because they don't have their organs developed....

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IR723
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: IR723

Interesting. It's carrying an awful lot of reserve fuel to be able to circle for that long and now divert as far as it already has. Where's it going? Italy? Northern Africa?

EDIT: Descending into Milan by the looks.

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Fire in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Skyscraper Fire in Milan

johns624 wrote:
Is 18 stories really a "skyscraper"?


Only if you're from the 19th century, even if it was twice the height of anything else in the same city.

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If they change the rules to reflect that, fine with me. For the time being I see it as reward for a strong performance in demanding P and Q sessions especially for Misters Russell and Latifi. Then they need to change the rules or it's not fair on the other smaller teams. Williams scored more points...

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18735

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

The thing I find most interesting is that an airline that is VERY versed in writing contracts and conditions has a carry-on policy that is being interpreted totally differently from one person to the next, including by people directly involved at many levels within the industry. Me thinks they do th...

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2243

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Shouldn't he also sue his parents who gave their agreement for the photo to be taken and used as well? Exactly. If there is any "blame" to dish out (which I don't think there is) then the parents should bear pretty much all of it. The time to negotiate royalties on the forward success of ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 251
Views: 51386

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

They could call it British Caledonian or Dan Air.... I'd love to see "Dan Air - London" and the compass on the side of a plane again. On returning from my first ever airport visit in 1977, my mother asked me what planes I'd seen (meaning what models) and I said "I saw a Dan Air!"...

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2243

Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

I had to double check it wasn't April 1st when I first read this: https://news.sky.com/story/nirvanas-nevermind-baby-sues-band-over-child-pornography-claims-12390129 Essentially, the now 30 year old baby featured on the cover of the 1991 Nirvana Nevermind album is suing everyone involved (and some n...

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