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by Ilyushin96M
Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Increasing Middle East Service
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

RE: Aeroflot Increasing Middle East Service

I didn't remember Aeroflot planning to order A319s. Does anyone know the total order for each aircraft type? Thanks!

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think About The Hummer?
Replies: 53
Views: 3390

RE: What Do You Think About The Hummer?

I sat in a brand-new <acronym title="Citybird (Belgium)">H2</acronym> at the Milwaukee Auto Expo last fall; I was impressed by the size, and thought how nice it would be to have one to run over idiot drivers everywhere. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Seriously, tho...

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-17 "Memphis Belle" At MKE
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

RE: B-17 "Memphis Belle" At MKE

I was just down at <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>, waited from about 9:30 to 10:00 to see if the B-17 would taxy out and take off, but it hasn't so far. I drove around to the Midwest hangar, and sure enough, there she was, sitt...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flew On A A300?
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

RE: Ever Flew On A A300?

The first and only time I flew in an Airbus A300 was with Finnair in 1995, from London-Stansted to Helsinki Vantaa. The airline operated two of the aircraft, I'm not sure for how long, on intra-European routes. The flight left at around midnight, arriving close to 5:00 am. I remember thinking the in...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2004 Election- Your Candidate Of Choice
Replies: 57
Views: 3891

RE: 2004 Election- Your Candidate Of Choice

My vote will go to Howard Dean in '04. I'm attending a rally for him this Saturday, August 23rd, here in Milwaukee. For any of you living in this area, it will be at 9:00 pm at Signiature Aviation, just off Layton Avenue.

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 8044

RE: Russian Copycats

The idea that the Russians copy Western aircraft today is ludicrous. The definition of "copy" is to reproduce something in an identical fashion, so that there is no difference from the original. Therefore, the only real "copy" of any Western aircraft by a Russian design bureau was of the Boeing B-29...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines Dodges A Bullet
Replies: 9
Views: 2391

RE: Midwest Airlines Dodges A Bullet

This deal seems to have secured Midwest's future for good - that is, unless the airline starts to lose huge amounts of money. Midwest has just secured a contract with Funjet Vacations; the airline will be handling all Funjet flights with its planes and crews, so Funjet will be funneling a great deal...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God Bless America - Do Not Call List In Effect
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

RE: God Bless America - Do Not Call List In Effect

This is a wonderful thing. However, I can't help but think of how long it will take the telemarketing companies to come up with a way around the new law. And yes, I am on the Do Not Call list. As for the "freedom of speech" comment...the only freedom of speech involved for me, when someone is waking...

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: YX Trip Report: MKE-PHX-MKE
Replies: 6
Views: 3688

RE: YX Trip Report: MKE-PHX-MKE

Great trip report! It doesn't sound like <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> has changed that much, except for the buy-on-board meal. And that sounds like it's worth the price, unlike typical offerings on other airlines. And you still get the chocolate chip cookies. <img src="/d...

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-SVO, Business For Leisure.
Replies: 6
Views: 3819

RE: JFK-SVO, Business For Leisure.

Молодец, Леша! Ты классно описал рейс Аэрофлотом! The last t...

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pictures You Gay Photographers Will Appreciate..
Replies: 61
Views: 6013

RE: Pictures You Gay Photographers Will Appreciate..

Awesome pic, Hank. The only people who have a problem with it are those who are too narrow-minded and ridiculous to accept diversity. Pity for them.

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: FirstClass Check-In Gone, And Pop-Ups Everywhere
Replies: 2
Views: 442

RE: FirstClass Check-In Gone, And Pop-Ups Everywhere

Argh. Thanks, Lindy. Took care of it. I've never had to do that before. Cheers!

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: FirstClass Check-In Gone, And Pop-Ups Everywhere
Replies: 2
Views: 442

FirstClass Check-In Gone, And Pop-Ups Everywhere

For the past couple of days, I've been using the site, and the FirstClass check-in doesn't come up. Also, every time log on to Airliners.net, switch forums or topics, I get pop-up ads. This is disruptive and annoying. Is there anything wrong with the FirstClass check-in right now, and what's with th...

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Non-aviation Situation Still Not Improving.
Replies: 22
Views: 1630

RE: Non-aviation Situation Still Not Improving.

I disagree. It's far more subdued and civilised in most respects than it was before. And topics/discussions that go off the deep end are being either archived or removed.

Way to go, mods!

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kylie Minogue Promotes British Airways
Replies: 17
Views: 3392

RE: Kylie Minogue Promotes British Airways

I don't think there's anything truly remarkable about this. There are plenty of celebrities advertising or promoting companies. However, a BEACH in Covent Garden? UNREAL. I'd love to see that. Big grin

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A Sad Ending For This Aircraft....
Replies: 20
Views: 5607

RE: What A Sad Ending For This Aircraft....

Yeah, "maybe" I hate Boeing as much as I hate Bush? Baaaah. Think of something original. Sorry if I have a problem with a monopolistic US company lobbying the government to keep foreign aircraft companies from making deals with other American companies to produce world-class products. Or maybe I'm n...

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A Sad Ending For This Aircraft....
Replies: 20
Views: 5607

RE: What A Sad Ending For This Aircraft....

One of the first things the moron Bush did when he got into the White House was kill the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-96M/T project. I believe this was because Boeing lobbied the White House to keep US companies from contributing to the construction of an airliner in the ...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wolfowitz Spilling The Beans.. War Was For Oil
Replies: 46
Views: 4504

RE: Wolfowitz Spilling The Beans.. War Was For Oil

This is hardly surprising. If the "wrong" people get hold of this information, it would be even more devastating for Bush & Co. than the current issue over the lack of proof of WMDs. Question: Why would Wolfowitz go around talking about this? It seems to me to be a deliberate leak of information to ...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite / Classic Movie Lines
Replies: 87
Views: 7474

RE: Favorite / Classic Movie Lines

"Now listen here, you mullet. Why don't you light your tampon and blow your box apart? Because it's the ONLY BANG YOU'RE EVER GONNA GET, SWEETHEART!" - Bernadette, aka Frank, to a nasty skank of a woman in a sleazy bar in the outback, in the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. "N...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Beginning To Look Like Bush Lied On WMD's
Replies: 165
Views: 10509

RE: It's Beginning To Look Like Bush Lied On WMD's

It was "beginning" to look like the Bush administration lied about WMDs from the very start. And they've been changing their story about why the war with Iraq was necessary ongoingly. I do hope there is an investigation into this. The American people deserve a president who will not run this country...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun Jun 01, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Destroys Meat
Replies: 20
Views: 2757

RE: TSA Destroys Meat

In my opinion, the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> should be held responsible for any items they damage or destroy and compensate people for this. Williams should file a lawsuit or small claim to he can get his $28 per pound back for the meat the <acronym title...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 29, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines' Low-Fare "Saver Service"
Replies: 10
Views: 4228

Midwest Airlines' Low-Fare "Saver Service"

You heard that right. There will be no name change for Midwest Airlines' low-fare "carrier." Rather, it will be "signiature service" (regular <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym>) and "saver service" (low-fare <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym>). The new flights will ...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 29, 2003 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of The Midwest?
Replies: 11
Views: 4228

RE: What Do You Think Of The Midwest?

I've lived in Milwaukee, <acronym title="Tradewinds Airlines (USA)">WI</acronym> for five years now, and really like it. The people are very friendly and hospitable, and the city has a very "small town" feel. I like having four seasons, as well. I honestly never thought it would be as good living he...

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 27, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-11 Upgrades?
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

RE: AA MD-11 Upgrades?

Hmmm. Must be a programme by Boeing for existing MD-11 customers, then.

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 27, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-11 Upgrades?
Replies: 7
Views: 3576

AA MD-11 Upgrades?

I heard today from an employee of American Airlines that Boeing has a programme to upgrade <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 aircraft. The upgrades will supposedly give the planes better range. The <acronym title="Trans Asia Airwa...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sat May 24, 2003 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Countries Have Built Jet Airliners?
Replies: 36
Views: 3071

RE: Which Countries Have Built Jet Airliners?

Petertenthije, I have a question with regards to your earlier post. You said, "It should be mentioned though that those Russian planes would be low-tech since there is no provider of fly-by-wire technology in Russia. Russia would have to import that techniology from the US/Europe." Where did you get...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 22, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Is Dropped From U.S. Air Force Exercise
Replies: 72
Views: 3136

RE: France Is Dropped From U.S. Air Force Exercise

Ugh. One more reason to be ashamed of the government running my country. :-(

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed May 21, 2003 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Back To Orange Threat Level
Replies: 20
Views: 2761

RE: US Back To Orange Threat Level

These stupid terror alert status things are as worthless as the moronic government that created them.

I'd love to see F**k's ratings plunge instead of rise whenever these orange threat levels are put out there. I guarantee we'd see fewer of them.

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed May 21, 2003 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Of You Want A Nightmare?
Replies: 26
Views: 4204

RE: Some Of You Want A Nightmare?

Clipper, you either need to get back on your meds or up the dosage. You and these childish, ridiculous posts of yours need to go. For my part, I'm a loyal member of <a href="http://moveon.org" target=_blank>http://moveon.org</a>, a grassroots organisation that is dedicated to keeping F*** and his in...

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed May 21, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet On The 'Tax Cut'
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

RE: Warren Buffet On The 'Tax Cut'

Hmmm. I get dividends from stock I own. Does that mean I won't be paying taxes on them? If so, that might be a good thing for me...considering I shelled out over $3,000 in taxes this year, mostly because the dividends pushed my income into the $35,000 + category for 2002. Seriously, I'm not in favou...

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 20, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At Last French Govt Answers!
Replies: 133
Views: 7562

RE: At Last French Govt Answers!

Sorry, but I don't equate being selfish and self-centered with being patriotic. And saying you model yourself after our founding fathers, who were committed to freedom and democracy, while you are so in favour of war and the US being right, is just presumptuous.

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 20, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At Last French Govt Answers!
Replies: 133
Views: 7562

RE: At Last French Govt Answers!

Yeah, Clipper...do the same about the US, and see what the rest of the world has to say. Not that ultra-nationalists care, anyway.  Yeah sure

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 20, 2003 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Cuts Services, No Translators Or Drinks
Replies: 44
Views: 5845

RE: NWA Cuts Services, No Translators Or Drinks

And this airline thinks it has the cohones to compete with Midwest Airlines into and out of Milwaukee? Good one. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> will quickly learn it's really not about low fares, it's about service and customer satisfaction, especially when competing with a c...

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 20, 2003 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Music - What's Hot?
Replies: 17
Views: 4494

RE: Russian Music - What's Hot?

Kolobokman, I beg to differ! Have you ever listened to Pugacheva's lyrics? They are very soulful, very romantic, on the whole. That's part of why I like her music so much - she's a good personification of the Russian soul. Other oldies but goodies - BRAVO, Nautilius Pompilius, KINO, Akvarium...the o...

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon May 19, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Music - What's Hot?
Replies: 17
Views: 4494

RE: Russian Music - What's Hot?

The Queen of Russian pop music is Alla Borisovna Pugacheva. She's survived from the 70s until the present day, and is still putting out albums, with the help of her husband/producer/manager, Filip Kirkorov. I must say, Alla looks more like a bad drag queen, but she sure can sing! <a href="http://www...

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon May 19, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Morning Breath! Why Is It Always There?
Replies: 13
Views: 3906

RE: Morning Breath! Why Is It Always There?

It really all depends on how clean you keep your teeth. Morning breath, or any bad breath, is caused by bacteria. If you clean your teeth - brush, floss, use mouthwash - really thoroughly, it shouldn't be a big problem. If it is, it may be something more complex, like gum disease. I know my breath i...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun May 18, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secret "no-fly" List In USA
Replies: 25
Views: 6681

RE: Secret "no-fly" List In USA

Hmmmm writes: "I support any program like this at the expense of some convoluted notion of "liberty" The more the better. Left-wing malcontents will attack Bush on anything. They would rather vote for bin Laden than vote for a Republican. They would rather have 3100 dead than have their "rights" inf...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun May 18, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Grave Of Kuwaiti POW's Unearthed In Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 4325

RE: Mass Grave Of Kuwaiti POW's Unearthed In Iraq

It's totally ridiculous to suggest people wanted Saddam to stay in power. That sort of reasoning is beyond reproach, and indiciative of a rather sick mind. We all know Saddam was a tyrant. We all know about his attrocities. Yet, these were not the excuses President F*** used for going to war. Since ...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sun May 18, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Bush Launches 2004 Re-Election Campaign
Replies: 66
Views: 5349

RE: President Bush Launches 2004 Re-Election Campaign

I have this to say. If President F**k manages to steal another four years and inflict his mediocrity on this country for another term, I am painting his face on the bottom of my toilet, with his mouth as the opening for everything to go down. I will do whatever I can, and enlist as many people in th...

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by Ilyushin96M
Sat May 17, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Still No WMD!
Replies: 26
Views: 2626

RE: Still No WMD!

I'll admit it. Bush was, is, and will be lying. It's in his nature.

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 15, 2003 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 Overflies NYC... 9-11 Scares..
Replies: 50
Views: 4843

RE: CO 777 Overflies NYC... 9-11 Scares..

What complete stupidity on the part of the FAA. As if New York isn't jittery enough after 9/11...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 15, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Trys To Kill MEH...
Replies: 56
Views: 5616

RE: NWA Trys To Kill MEH...

I don't think Northwest will succeed, no matter how low their fares go. Midwest is head and shoulders above them in terms of customer service and comfort, plus <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> offers more frequent flights to the destinations <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 15, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sleekjet Is Slithering Away
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

RE: Sleekjet Is Slithering Away

Sleekjet, I'm wondering if the responses you've gotten have caused you to reflect more on your approach to people. My experience has been that you judge others rather harshly, are inflexible and make others wrong with your so-called "Christian" moral standards and ethics. Hepkat hit the nail on the ...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 15, 2003 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Job?
Replies: 40
Views: 1947

RE: What's Your Job?

I'm self-employed. After mostly working for dickheads and jerks as supervisors and managers, I decided to send Corporate America packing. I clean houses and a small clinic here in Milwaukee, and am looking at hiring people to do the work in the next few months. It's a great little business, lots of ...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 15, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Livery
Replies: 50
Views: 6927

RE: Worst Livery

Delta. They should have stuck with their interim livery. The new one is just boring, and looks unfinished. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/352000/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/352000/M/" target="_blank">View Medi...

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by Ilyushin96M
Thu May 15, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Army Search Team:No WMD. We're Leaving.
Replies: 58
Views: 3513

RE: US Army Search Team:No WMD. We're Leaving.

Goingboeing, I hope you're not serious. In case you never watched the news coverage of the bombing, nukes weren't used. And anyone who feels good about bombing for the sake of bombing needs to find their way to a padded cell somewhere.

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by Ilyushin96M
Wed May 14, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever See Air Force One In Person?
Replies: 59
Views: 9792

RE: Ever See Air Force One In Person?

I saw Air Force One approach North Island Naval Air Station on Coronado Island back in 1996. It flew out over Point Loma, then did a large loop to make the approach typical of naval aircraft flying into NINAS. I stood on the beach and watched the huge 747-200 swoop in majestically over the beach and...

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 13, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WANTED: Texas Legislators!
Replies: 39
Views: 1925

RE: WANTED: Texas Legislators!

Sleekjet, you should be irritated that any politician is doing this sort of thing, regardless of party affiliation. It's too bad "slimy" and "politician" can so often be used in the same sentence. I think the whole system needs some serious reform.

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by Ilyushin96M
Tue May 13, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WANTED: Texas Legislators!
Replies: 39
Views: 1925

RE: WANTED: Texas Legislators!

CNN says the legislators are at a hotel in Oklahoma, and the Texas rangers have no authority to bring them back to Texas. As for the use of the Amber Alert system, something should be done about this. It's pretty pathetic a system used to locate missing children is being used to find a bunch of AWOL...

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by Ilyushin96M
Mon May 12, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Is France?
Replies: 42
Views: 2326

RE: This Is France?

And B747, might I add that as of late, responses like yours seem to be the typical knee-jerk reaction of anyone who's pro-Bush and pro-war. Anyone who questions Bush's motives or criticises US policy is against the US? Silly line of thinking, and very base.

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