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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chatting w/bank, they ask to call me, then ask for...DL number?
Replies: 22
Views: 1118

Re: Chatting w/bank, they ask to call me, then ask for...DL number?

My bank used to do that. Call me and then ask ME to prove who I am. When I say, "you prove you're the bank first" they say they cannot divulge personal info "because of the data protection act" and if I'm not convinced I should call them back. So I say... I wasn't looking to spea...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 127
Views: 39894

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JarptyN ... ntinemusic

Desi Valentine - Fate Don't Know You
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I relatively modern song that sounds like it is from the 50s or 60s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JarptyN ... ntinemusic

Desi Valentine - Fate Don't Know You

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by Virtual737
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali

petertenthije wrote:
I am sure the people that got shot will appreciate knowing the shooter had a motive.


Indeed. I also especially liked this bit:

zakuivcustom wrote:
this is also not some random crazy idiot


Nope. Just an every day person in the US doing what so many others do. Perfectly normal.

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by Virtual737
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4794

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

It really does tell you everything when a new topic about a US mass shooting is almost pointless.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1283

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

As above. Win7 was the best OS ever produced by Microsoft and I continued to use it well after Win10 was released. If you are concerned about security then you absolutely shouldn't be using an unsupported OS any more. Now on Win11 and I prefer it over Win10, although I wish MS would stop tampering w...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Men - what kind of underwear do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 1547

Re: Men - what kind of underwear do you wear?

Dangly bits dangling with no support I find so uncomfortable and sweaty. You do realise your dangly bits are supposed to, well, dangle? Lol yep. I also have hyperhydosis so damp dangly bits don't do much for hygiene. They get their 8 hours of freedom each day when I'm sleeping. Fortunately for me, ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Men - what kind of underwear do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 1547

Re: Men - what kind of underwear do you wear?

andymartin wrote:
I wear my wife's thong


So do I. Does she want them back yet?

In all seriousness, almost anything EXCEPT boxers. Dangly bits dangling with no support I find so uncomfortable and sweaty. Also very easy to "trap a bollock" when rearranging yourself on a chair.

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by Virtual737
Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Person Dead in Shooting at Mall of America
Replies: 40
Views: 2041

Re: One Person Dead in Shooting at Mall of America

LabQuest wrote:
We don't spend out time thinking about other nation's gun policy.


Might be an idea to at least be aware of what does and doesn't work elsewhere... and perhaps be a little more pragmatic on what good the 2nd Amendment does to the modern citizen in a modern US.

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by Virtual737
Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economic Crisis Looming in Russia
Replies: 84
Views: 5245

Re: Economic Crisis Looming in Russia

I think it's more an issue of managing a country that spreads a continent, while simultaneously not having the resources to do so. Russia has a relatively small population and huge natural resources. They just decided to spread the wealth of those resources amongst a chosen few (such as Abramovich).

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 23, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5658

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. I read that comment, realised that I'd run out of Yorkshire Tea, went out and bought some, made a cuppa and then spat it out with some going up my nose. That is how ludicrous a sentence it seems to me. Your criminal...

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by Virtual737
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5658

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

How is it? It's not like the guilty are being released, they'll spend the rest of their lives in prison with no chance of parole. The bible teaches "an eye for an eye" hence the death penalty is the ultimate justice for the victims family And in the same bible, Jesus says to turn the othe...

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock N Roll Heaven - Who's in the band?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Rock N Roll Heaven - Who's in the band?

For front person I think you need look no further than Kylie Minogue.

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by Virtual737
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 2557

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

seb146 wrote:
Don't his tax returns show he is like billions in debt?


Trump knows tax returns. People say he has some of the most bigly tax returns ever.Trump doesn't respect your tax returns and that would qualify as not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that!

Covfefe

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by Virtual737
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

DIRECTFLT wrote:
And what could have prevented this shooting exactly??


One thing that wouldn't have prevented it, or the many others to follow, is to sit there doing nothing.

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by Virtual737
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit

They might go the whole hog with "Make Rape Great Again".

Nothing would surprise me.

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by Virtual737
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 6063

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

There's very rarely a good guy with a gun when you need one, which makes a mockery of 2A. The 2A wasn't created so that crime would be guaranteed not to happen. You can do better than that. :sarcastic: It's not really him that needs to do better. I don't believe that he lives in a country that has ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8758

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by Virtual737
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2390

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

I, personally, believe that there is life on other planets, because of evolution they are not all carbon based. What is the gravitational pull of dying stars? I wonder what our orbit will be when our Sun becomes a red dwarf? Where will objects from the Kuiper Belt end up? Our Sun will likely become...

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by Virtual737
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5072

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

to the point of not

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by Virtual737
Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 4194

Re: Guns right in USA

After the election results later this week I think it's likely that you'd be charged with a felony if you didn't have at least an assault rifle, an extra large mag, a glock or two and a good set of knuckle dusters.

But don't get pregnant.

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by Virtual737
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33171

Re: 2022 US Elections

No predictions here. It’ll be a R Congress, however, not a prediction; a certainty. Fear and hate, alright. I fear the Dems will continue to reduce the value of my assets by 8+% a year and hate that they will continue to expand government powers, reducing liberty. What liberties have you lost the l...

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by Virtual737
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Series!
Replies: 40
Views: 2264

Re: World Series!

I actually had to look up which Yankie sport the World Series was, even though I have a sweater from the Boston Red Sox ;) Anyhow, the real World Championships are around the corner. A game that is actually played all over the world: Football (or for you Yanks, succor). Although there is a small et...

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by Virtual737
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGAs mock speech difficulties
Replies: 22
Views: 2155

Re: MAGAs mock speech difficulties

Why the age limits? We've had nutters in power from the age of 40+. Why ban my 8 year old daughter from office when, if she can garner enough votes, she wouldn't even know how to feck up the world as much as the orange one, the brown one, or the white one who did ok for a few months at the latter en...

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by Virtual737
Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 6322

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

LTEN11 wrote:
Why is this post in Civil Aviation ? The only thing aviation related to it was that it happened at an airport.


I had to read your post 5 times and I still don't know if you're being serious...

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by Virtual737
Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rant on fees and taxes on car rentals, hotels
Replies: 35
Views: 2574

Re: Rant on fees and taxes on car rentals, hotels

The US doesn't even display the real price of items at a convenience store so why would anyone expect them to do it for car hire or hotels?

The first time I discovered that I couldn't buy 99c worth of food for $1 in a US shop (way back in the 80s) I knew that I was in a really weird country.

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by Virtual737
Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?
Replies: 17
Views: 955

Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

"Thank god for that" and "O god" have both been used by me, mostly in the past. They are just figures of speech, for me at least.

As an agnostic bordering on full atheist, I'm not addressing any kind of higher power by using those words.

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by Virtual737
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3242

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

Braybuddy wrote:
See reply to Tugger above (x10)


So just trolling then? Enjoy.

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by Virtual737
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3242

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I'll bend over backwards for people -- when I want to Very big of you. , but put me in a position of being told to do something, then the brakes go on, big time. Clearly. I always refer to drag queens as "she", out of courtesy, when clearly it's a "he". I have no problem doing t...

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 13010

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Gutted. First time I've cried in I don't know how long.

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by Virtual737
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do in a weekend in Melbourne
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Things to do in a weekend in Melbourne

As an F1 nut I'd take a short trip to Albert Park. See what remains of the circuit when not in use.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 737
Views: 60121

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

scbriml wrote:
The BBC is reporting that a court has released a detailed inventory of what was seized by the FBI from Mar A Lago.


100% confirms the raid was politically motivated then ;)

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4433

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
Neither side even tries to work with the other,


That's my view of most political parties in most countries. To be specific to the US, and fairer to the incumbent, it's pretty difficult to work with the other side when their mentor in chief still doesn't recognise you're victory over them.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 6202

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Here we go again with government over reach! What happened to a free and unregulated market, the founding principles of our country? https://www.kbb.com/car-news/ftc-may-ban-some-car-dealer-tactics/ Do your home work, tell the dealer what you will pay and how you will pay. Draw the line in the sand...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 110
Views: 7169

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

FGITD wrote:
What the world needs is more decent, God-fearing and proper leaders who know how to conduct themselves..


Decent - yes
Proper - yes
God fearing? - crikey no.

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 74
Views: 5893

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

It also seems in this day and age of social media that people are incredibly impressionable and lack a huge amount of critical thinking. They are also very lazy so won't try and look and multiple sources before forming an opinion. Lack of education also doesn't help. Those people have always existe...

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by Virtual737
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vos fires Gableman, ends Wisconsin election fraud investigation
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Vos fires Gableman, ends Wisconsin election fraud investigation

scbriml wrote:
Out of interest, what would happen if they did decertify the 2020 result? What would change?


Several million morons would say that Trump was right.

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by Virtual737
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 74
Views: 5893

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

But Fox News and CNN are entertainment channels. I like to see a mix of views and so, even as a non-American, I watch portions of both Fox and CNN. One of them leans one way, The other doesn't lean, it has totally fallen over and has been that way for some time. "Extremists" is not an exa...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 6504

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

It amazes me that some people are like this and can't think for themselves and make their own decisions. Flat earthers make very similar statements. Do you believe that everyone who has an opinion differing from yours didn't form that opinion by thinking for themselves and making their own decisions?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1493

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

Wish I had the money to buy one, at which point I wouldn't buy one.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 18469

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

readytotaxi wrote:
All this makes Trump look a little bit sensible.


Hmmm. Boris is a clown but Trump is in a totally different league on a unique planet in a galaxy far, far away.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 18469

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

He's done. The only thing keeping him in No 10 now is his stubborness.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1497

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Built in Windows Defender should be good enough for most people now. If you're not using the web or email then even more so.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?

I use Kerry and Lex, but I guess you meant originating in the US?

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 8780

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

gkirk wrote:
Freedom is coming!
No longer will we be tied to a corrupt Westminster.


Then good riddance. The constant mention of a Scottish independence referendum itself destabilises the union.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 615
Views: 41871

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

From https://news.sky.com/story/us-capitol-riots-im-the-effing-president-take-me-to-the-capitol-now-aide-says-trump-raged-at-secret-service-on-january-6th-12642112 Trump is quoted as saying: "I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about he...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1137
Views: 58203

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

The voting population of the US has not been a majority for the GOP in the Senate since 1998: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/gop-senators-havent-represented-a-majority-since-1996.html The GOP candidate has only won the popular vote for President once since 1988. 5 of the Supreme Court just...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3417

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I ask because that's also one of the reasons people say in the US we have mass shootings. I just want to know exactly how is it possible that Norway can have them since I have been told this is an eminently an American phenomenon. The US seems to have one almost every day. To try and draw a wider c...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 11050

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Want to talk about entitlement? Start with the attitudes shown here. I’ll never understand why aviation enthusiasts on an aviation forum love to consistently crap on airlines and their employees. ...because there are usually at least 2 sides to every story. This is an aviation enthusiasts site, not...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 11050

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Oh poor airlines, how can they sustain a pay raise for their staff, better let them work too much, then crash planes with hundreds of people aboard, and blame the pilots... Or hire new, incompetent, undertrained pilots and let them crash planes with hundreds of people aboard, and again blame the pi...

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