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by Confuscius
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 3922

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

"Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC"

Why would Uber eat one of its own drivers. It's bad enough he was killed by carjackers.

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by Confuscius
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 106
Views: 6966

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Strange things happening in FL - so it comes out yesterday that Congressman Gaetz is under investigation for an underage relationship (age of consent is 18 in FL) and possible interstate sex trafficking. At first I was surprised the story didn't have something to do with the Cuban boy who has been ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1891

Re: Tucker Carlson: Women in the Military BAD!

Tucker did serve. Thank you for your service...























in Dancing With The Stars.

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by Confuscius
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Wars: Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell
Replies: 35
Views: 2355

Re: GOP Wars: Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell

“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, ..." "I will back primary rivals who espouse ..." https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539077-trump-unloads-on-mcconnellpromises-maga-primary-challengers Dour? sullen? espouse? He didn't write that! Someone else did! Bigly!!!

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by Confuscius
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5174

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Say or write nothing but good things about the dead...

































































































Thank you.

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by Confuscius
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 985
Views: 52741

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Joint Chiefs of Staff memo: "On January 20, 2021, in accordance with the Constitution, confirmed by the states and the courts, and certified by Congress, President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief." https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/joint-ch...

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by Confuscius
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7029

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

WIederling wrote:

0 - 0 - 0 - 0

.. for a long time afaik.


That's the same as my suitcase lock!

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by Confuscius
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 8772

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

Could Trump and his supporters start a Geocities account?

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by Confuscius
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump On Tape Asks GA SecState To Change Vote Count
Replies: 81
Views: 4463

Re: Trump On Tape Asks GA SecState To Change Vote Count

A perfect phone call. Tremendously beautiful, greatest phone call in history!

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by Confuscius
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 29739

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Everyone and their mother around him already contracted it--I just assumed he was a sprinkler of covid at these Drury Inn ball room "hearings". Better start praying Jenna! :rotfl: I thought the hearings was at the Supreme Courtyard by Marriott. Anyway, could loud flatulence might be an ea...

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by Confuscius
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 29739

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19. I don't know if he'll appeal his test results to the U.S. Supreme Court.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/06/politics/rudy-giuliani-coronavirus-positive/index.html

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by Confuscius
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5204

Re: Your Favorite Movie

Action: Driving Miss Daisy Comedy: Schindler's List Romance: Deliverance But seriously...Just to name a few. Love and Death (1975) (Woody Allen) ...or any early Woody Allen movies Barry Lyndon (1975) (Stanley Kubrick) ...and most of his movies 12 Angry Men (1957) (Sidney Lumet) Casablanca (1942) (Mi...

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by Confuscius
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101491

Re: Official Election thread

Pending certification, the finally tally is in: Biden 306 to Trump 232 Electoral votes. Although we ought to give Trump an extra electoral state win--- State of Denial.

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by Confuscius
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3688

Re: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars

For me it's the evidence free hefty acquisations he makes and then people cheering him. WTF? Combine that with Kimberly Guilfoyle and you have a pretty explosive fact free conspiracy couple. But why give them air time & cheer them? BTW, who got the lap dance? My guess would be Sheldon Adelson! ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101491

Re: Official Election thread

luckyone wrote:
Lindsey Graham has no choice but to keep up his rhetoric since he checked his manhood at the door after the 2016 primaries...


Manhood and Miss Lindsey? Words that should never be in the same sentence, just like scruples and Trump.

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by Confuscius
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 994
Views: 156917

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ORD has eight runways and DFW has seven. Are there other commercial airports with eight runways?

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030
Replies: 58
Views: 9111

Re: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030

Which will open first, LHR's third runway or Berlin-Brandenburg Airport? Perhaps never...

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by Confuscius
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19968

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Opulent and extravagant, fit for a sheik. I'll wait for a second stimulus check to put a down payment for it.

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by Confuscius
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 103349

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Similar to TPE's full name. But Manila International Airport is way more better than this proposed name. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1297364/paolo-duterte-2-solons-want-naia-renamed-to-paliparang-pandaigdig-ng-pilipinas They want rename NAIA to PPP. From Ninoy Aquino to Piolo Pascual Airport?! :e...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5243

Re: United A350 orders

IWMBH wrote:
The first A350 will arrive in 2027. So that’s plenty of time for the Corona-crises to blow over. So, I believe this is the order that is least effected by the virus.


What if there's a COVID-26?

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by Confuscius
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6728

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

I hope they'd rename either Ft. Benning or Ft. Gordon to Ft. William Tecumseh Sherman. A general with a burning attraction to the state of Georgia.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 50010

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Jetport wrote:
Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money?


Too bad Air France retired all their A380s. All this plane needs is a little blue and red paint...and dirt. It's good to go.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 50010

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I hope those laid off pilots and flight attendants don't owe too much debt to UAE banks. Working for Emirates Airlines could mean arrest, imprisonment and Interpol warrants Emirates Airlines cuts leave staff vulnerable to arrest https://www.eturbonews.com/573935/working-for-emirates-airlines-could-m...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19842

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

I thought Richard Anderson left Amtrak for Greyhound.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 298
Views: 75717

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

First flight for Air France 789 F-HRBJ at PAE (3 Jun) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZnhHwKU0AANxoa?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1268292300553072641?s=20 Is this the last 789 for AF or does the white paint indicate that this frame will go to KLM ? Its the last one fo...

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20588

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

jeffrey0032j wrote:
I would suspect a particular all Airbus airline with red planes.


Does it rhyme with Malaysia and/or Indonesia?

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by Confuscius
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20588

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

If an airline has a small order and can't pay, they're in a lot of of trouble. If an airline has a huge order and can't pay, the manufacturer is in a lot of trouble.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 50607

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Stitch wrote:
The new Large Display System cockpits are now installed at the factory and the frames do not need to be sent on for retrofitting.


Thanks. Since the KC-46 was certified by the FAA, I wonder if the 787 type instrument panel on the KC-46 is an option for the 767F.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 29, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 50607

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Do new build freighters come with the original EFIS (CRT) instrument panel? Or can third-party system such as IS&S FPDS and Collins LDS can be factory installed?

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by Confuscius
Fri May 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 994
Views: 156917

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Other approaches being modified: ILS/LOC 22L, 27L, RNAV 27R, 9L STARs with new revisions: BENKY (6), ERNNY (7), ESSPO (5), FYTTE (6), MADDII (6), SHAIN (2), TRTLL (6), VEECK (5), WATSN (4), WYNDE (2), JANESVILLE (1), A little sports theme there, Ernie Banks and Bill Veeck. I wonder if MADDII is for...

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by Confuscius
Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.
Replies: 45
Views: 8226

Re: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.

FlyingElvii wrote:
Twitter showing pics of a completely darkened Sears Tower/Willis Tower against the Chicago skyline.

The building's name is spelled Willis but pronounced as Sears. :scratchchin:

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by Confuscius
Wed May 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines nonstop Manila - Miami
Replies: 21
Views: 5430

Re: Philippine Airlines nonstop Manila - Miami

Devilfish wrote:
Looks eerily like another battle for Manila Bay!


“You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,” Commodore George Dewey

...in this case, "Juan, you may fly when ready."

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by Confuscius
Sun May 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14646

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

I find engine noise to be reassuring.

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by Confuscius
Fri May 08, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 166534

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

cynlb wrote:
Any planes stored at Palmdale?


I believe there's a partially built B-21 Raider there.

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by Confuscius
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 156581

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

I have the perfect name:

757 SE
767 SE plus

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by Confuscius
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6153

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

What you didn't see was the part when the guys pushed it all the way to V1!

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by Confuscius
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 10338

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

ojjunior wrote:
Came across this pic, it gives a small glimpse about the parking at MUC
Image


Parking in alternating direction saves ramp space.

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by Confuscius
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4544

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You? Here in Vegas, the Governor of Nevada declared all non-essential businesses to shut down for 30 days. how are you doing? and don't forget to tell us where you're from and what restrictions you're dealing with. Adjust and adapt. Instead of a lap dance.....

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by Confuscius
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...
Replies: 23
Views: 1890

Re: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...

Just a PSA about toiler paper. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7DjUUnejQo Never was a big fan of Toto bidets, for some reason their nozzle can never get enough pressure to properly blast the area clean. So that's a bidet. I always thought it was a 2-in-1 toilet bowl and drinking fountain.

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by Confuscius
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170185

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The shortage of toilet paper is becoming critical, it’s time for the government to release the nation’s strategic toilet paper reserve.

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by Confuscius
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170185

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Out of abundance of caution, I now regularly update my computer's antivirus software just in case COVID-19 mutates to human to computer transmission.

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by Confuscius
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern fires Korean FAs
Replies: 18
Views: 6980

Re: China Eastern fires Korean FAs

JayBCN wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
Do MU have Italian/Iranian/Spanish FA?


Why Spain? How does Spain make this list?


The Spanish flu?

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 62724

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta, Dresden, Knock

https://youtu.be/13xd7KG1JhY


Now that's a true eurowhite paint scheme! :shock:
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masit wrote:
A very sad day to see this bird land for the last time. In between rain showers the sun came out for her (and the big crowd) as she landed.

https://youtu.be/13xd7KG1JhY


Now that's a true eurowhite paint scheme! :shock:

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367464

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

It finally made it out of Washington, it's now over Idaho.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82151

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

RogerMurdock wrote:
Looks like the door hit the airstairs, oops


It was set up for the left (L1) door.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82151

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Speedalive wrote:
Is anyone else still just seeing a blue screen?


I thought my Windows 10 crashed!

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