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by Scorpio
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 4230

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Summary of the aftermath: thoughts and prayers, big words, no action. Wait for the next one to happen.

Rinse, repeat. 'Murica!

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by Scorpio
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 16501

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Most of those numbers are suicides. Most of the ones that remain are inner city gang violence. As an American I am grateful that we have the right and ability to protect ourselves. If you don't want a gun, don't buy one. That's also your right. ZERO of these are suicides. Not one. A single click on...

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by Scorpio
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracies surrounding Air Force One
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Conspiracies surrounding Air Force One

In reality it doesn't really warrant discussion. They are nutters and you cannot fix stupid. I'd agree if these were just a small number of idiots in some dark corner of the internet. But this sort of nonsense is becoming mainstream, and is starting to pose real threats. We saw that on January 6, a...

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by Scorpio
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracies surrounding Air Force One
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Conspiracies surrounding Air Force One

So, since the inauguration of Biden the Q crowd have been scrambling for an explanation, shocked as they were that Biden wasn't arrested, tried and executed as they had expected. They now seem to have settled on a new conspiracy: Biden is not REALLY the President. He's just pretending. To support th...

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by Scorpio
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US elections, voter fraud allegations
Replies: 163
Views: 8240

Re: US elections, voter fraud allegations

I can only hope every SINGLE one of these criminals storming the Capitol goes to jail for a VERY long time. This is an attempted violent coup.

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by Scorpio
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1819
Views: 115051

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

The next challenge will be convincing the Anti-Vaxers and Covid-19 deniers to get the vaxine. Luckily, as doc alluded to, with such a high level of effectivity, what the anti-vaxers do doesn't even matter to us rationals. If they want to keep getting it and dying from it, let them knock themselves ...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3696

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

Don't forget that 'triggering a war' is exactly what him and his Dad are trying to do right now: triggering a civil war. Their motto is simple: if they're going down, they're taking the whole country down with them.

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by Scorpio
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 50407

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

The USA is going to reach 200,000 Deaths from Covid-19 this weekend. Depending on your source, USA deaths are already over 200,000. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ Here's an interesting comparison - new cases and deaths. Compare USA numbers with UK. In the UK we're seeing a cl...

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by Scorpio
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment
Replies: 63
Views: 2941

Re: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment

Offended? No. It's entirely inappropriate to push your personal political beliefs on students. Would you be ok a with a conservative teacher making a math problem asking how many pizzas Hillary would need to order to feed a group of pedophiles? You need to try actually reading more than the title o...

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by Scorpio
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Derailment in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Train Derailment in Scotland

The Daily Mail has more facts and information than most other news sites on the internet about this derailment. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8619291/ScotRail-train-derails-near-Aberdeen-sparking-emergency-response.html Was the driver of the train in the locomotive, which is still standi...

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by Scorpio
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 6115

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Trump has no intention of actually postponing the election. All he's doing is setting the stage for what will inevitably come: IF he loses in November, he will NOT concede defeat, and he WILL challenge the election result based on the mail-in ballots being 'fraudulous'. Even when he loses any such l...

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by Scorpio
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

Fauci admitted this was the reason he lied. That is the issue here. It's not nonsense, Fauci admitted it. No, he didn't. He never said at any point that this was the main reason he said what he said. Again, it's the same thing that was said all over the world at that point. A virologist here in Bel...

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by Scorpio
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

I already addressed this. History will tell if he made the right call to lie to the American public or not. You're still assuming he consciously lied. There is no evidence for that. Here in Europe too, that question has been asked repeatedly, and the virologists and epidemiologists all say that whi...

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by Scorpio
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

I don't buy it. It's a fact. Really doesn't matter whether you 'buy' it or not. The exact same thing Fauci said about masks was said by epidemiologists in my country at the time, and pretty much everywhere else in Europe at the time. Did it ever occur to you that other countries were trying to mana...

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by Scorpio
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

I don't buy it. It's a fact. Really doesn't matter whether you 'buy' it or not. The exact same thing Fauci said about masks was said by epidemiologists in my country at the time, and pretty much everywhere else in Europe at the time. Masks only started becoming a thing once countries started coming...

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by Scorpio
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

The US still has a lower death per capita than many of the largest EU countries. The value currently is at 420/Million in the US compared to over 600/M in Spain/Italy/UK/Belgium and above 450 for France or Sweden. Other have fared better. Comparing apples and oranges. Italy was the epicenter of the...

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by Scorpio
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

People have claimed that he didn’t lie. Ironically, that is a lie. A lie is an INTENTIONALLY false statement. It means that when he said what he said, he knew it wasn't true. Here's the thing: what Fauci said about masks at that time is what most virologists and epidemiologists were saying at that ...

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by Scorpio
Thu May 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3458

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Not a snowball's chance in hell this ever goes anywhere but straight to the garbage can. He's effectively demanding the right to lie, and NOT be called out for it. That's what dictators do.

But even now, people WILL defend this. Even here.

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by Scorpio
Mon May 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2349

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

explain using critical thinking skills observation, analysis, interpretation, reflection, evaluation, inference, explanation, problem-solving, and decision making. People who buy into conspiracies THAT idiotic tend not to possess any of those skills, so I wouldn't be holding my breath...

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by Scorpio
Sun May 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2349

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

You expect to get the answer to an all-encompassing question like "What has happened to the world that this kind of nonsense thinking is becoming mainstream so rapidly?" I think it would take a book to answer your "question." But maybe you're just trolling conservatives. Are you...

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by Scorpio
Sun May 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2349

44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

According to survey by Yahoo News and YouGov. https://www.businessinsider.nl/republicans-bill-gates-covid-19-vaccine-tracking-microchip-study-2020-5?international=true&r=US Also, 50% of people who rely on Fox for their news believe this long-debunked conspiracy, and even 19% of Democrats buy int...

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by Scorpio
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 69175

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Let's compare Sweden to its neighboring Scandinavian countries where they were hit by COVID by more or less the same time and they share similar life and health standards: Norway: 182 deaths, Finland: 141 deaths Denmark: 370 deaths Sweden: 1765 death. That's the 14th worst death count in the world ...

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by Scorpio
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 69175

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Today the number has crossed 100,000 dead worldwide from Covid-19 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ That's the official number. The real number is considerably higher. Most countries only count deaths of people who tested positive and died at the hospital. Deaths at home or at nursing home...

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by Scorpio
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 69175

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The first (reliable) results of the first immune testing are now live published. Now, means now, news meeting is still live ongoing in TV., Test results are form district "Heinsberg" in Germany, in this case from the city "Gangelt" , where there was the famous big carnival party...

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by Scorpio
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6306

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Seriously, WTF is wrong with you? 'Clean up the elderly'??? That's one of the most grotesque things I've read on here in my 20 years of being a member. You know what is wrong? People seeing non-Corona hospital treatments being postponed because all capacity is used for Corona causing serious health...

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by Scorpio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6306

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Why do you keep saying this? I made it clear clear, again today, that the elderly and those most susceptible to the virus should be isolated from everyone else. You are being very insulting since I've not once said that we should let these people die. It doesn't have to be all or none. You haven't ...

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by Scorpio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6306

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

I've hoarded nothing nor have I bought any guns since this mess started. But it's puzzling why you don't think it's a big deal to have your life turned upside down. Do you really think people should just sit back and smile through this this? No-one says you should smile through this. It's a very se...

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by Scorpio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6306

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

BasilFawlty wrote:
#itstimetosaygoodbye #cleanuptheelderly


Seriously, WTF is wrong with you? 'Clean up the elderly'??? That's one of the most grotesque things I've read on here in my 20 years of being a member.

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by Scorpio
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6306

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

They will also be able to care for people having heart attacks, strokes, seizures, etc. The rest of the world is saying these people aren't worth saving because of the current pandemic. No hospital space for anyone else. They don't want to see their society collapse over one event. Um, you know you...

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by Scorpio
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Lawsuits in the US
Replies: 24
Views: 943

Re: Coronavirus Lawsuits in the US

Oh, got it. Anyone who doesn't agree with you has no idea what they are talking about. None of you have answered our question of how long we let this go on before the economy gets in a hole and society collapses. People will not accept their mayor or governor extending the lockdown multiple times. ...

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by Scorpio
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

How about we all lock ourselves in our basements until the Apocalyps is over? You start. There’s a big issue with the response and perception of the virus that no one is really talking about but I think is worth mentioning. All these measures have an effect on the economy. Quarantines, restrictions...

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by Scorpio
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What Maggie de Block and Van Ranst did was totally irresponsible. They should have isolated everyone coming back from Northern Italy to avoid what is going on in Belgium. No other country in Europe did that. Tiny Belgium is playing out to be a little disaster of its own right now. 169 cases for 11 ...

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by Scorpio
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What Maggie de Block and Van Ranst did was totally irresponsible. They should have isolated everyone coming back from Northern Italy to avoid what is going on in Belgium. No other country in Europe did that. Tiny Belgium is playing out to be a little disaster of its own right now. 169 cases for 11 ...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Belgian minister of Health, Maggie de Block (a doctor herself) is under intense criticism from Belgians. One comment on http://www.hln.be, the leading news outlet in Belgium: Maggie was klaar. Geen voorraad mondmaskers. Geen voorraad reagentia. Geen voorraad proefbuisjes. Geen testen van iedereen m...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Belgium's leading virologist Van Ranst who is leading the testing in Belgium was very enthusiastic last week, "we can deal with this, we are prepared, no need to panic", you should see him this week, his enthusiasm has vanished and he's become a sad looking man (picture below) now saying ...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

nowhere near 3% YET. From Chinese experience, condition worsens after 10 days, so we don't know YET. It won't be anywhere near 3%. The number of reported cases is only a fraction of ther actual number of cases. Most countries only test people with symptoms, and even then they don't test all of them...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170847

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Looks like the situation in Europe is getting out of control. New cases in Italy blasted 20% higher overnight. It is now vying for second place with South Korea. Spain and Germany also recorded 20% more cases. Belgium and The Netherlands recorded an increase of 30%. If even half of the population o...

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by Scorpio
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19466

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Video of bouncy landing of a Wizzair A321 diverted to Birmingham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocPpkUOR2Wo

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by Scorpio
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: holding patterns around FRA now
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: holding patterns around FRA now

Airport has opened again. Flights taking off and landing.

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by Scorpio
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: holding patterns around FRA now
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: holding patterns around FRA now

Arriving flights have now left holding patterns and appear to be diverting.

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by Scorpio
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 59764

Re: A321 P2F first flight

So how many A321 freighter conversions have been ordered so far, and by whom?

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by Scorpio
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 55551

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

And herin is the problem with this site and a true indicator of what it has become. Immature , childish AvB comments . I used to love reading through the forum but it has just desended into a quagmire of petulance and "my Dad' bigger than your Dad" rows. Take it from someone who's been he...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5330

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

Sabena's Boeing customer code was 29, so they were 747-329s (47 was Western Air Lines). The plan was to have an al Airbus fleet with a single flight deck by the end of the 1990s, so four more A340s were on order. Two of them to replace the 747-300s and two of them to replace the MD-11s. It should a...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5330

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

Swissair did look into the 744 but at the time they felt Boeing wanted too rich a price for them. Maybe Boeing wouldn't take the old 747-300 in trade. Swissair did fly their 743 fleet for over 20 years until they went belly up. Great looking planes, the current SWISS 777 looks great too. Swissair's...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5330

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

S Air Group was then formed and ordered a large number of Airbus aircraft, with an aim for the member's fleet to be exclusively Airbus FBW aircraft, 5 (I thought it was 8) A346 was ordered for Swissair and 2 was ordered for SN, the SN order wasn't built I think and SN took 2 new 340-313X and replac...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5330

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

ikramerica wrote:
Thanks to Sabena I got to fly on the 743. Never flew on a Combi, but was a pax on 741, 742, SP, 743, 744D, 744, 744ER. Only missed out on the SR. Hopefully I’ll get a flight on the -8 one day.

Actually, SN's 743s were Combis, so you did fly on a Combi.

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by Scorpio
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9980

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

Can the thread title be changed please? At NO point does Bastion say in that interview that Delta is considering buying the 737MAX. He even says the exact opposite: 'we didn't order it - NOT PLANNING TO'.

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by Scorpio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santa Clarita High School Shooting
Replies: 61
Views: 2205

Re: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

NIKV69 wrote:
Take all the guns of course. Look the left wants a Europe solution when it comes to guns in the USA.


Two sentences that squarely contradict each other. So which of the two is it?

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by Scorpio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion
Replies: 52
Views: 2073

Re: OH passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion

So let me see if I get this straight: if this passes (and let's face it: it will), that means an atheist kid who didn't study for the test (or wants to make a point) can simply write that the universe was created by a badly hung over Flying Spaghetti Monster, using his 'noodly appendage', and it ......

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by Scorpio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santa Clarita High School Shooting
Replies: 61
Views: 2205

Re: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

DiamondFlyer wrote:
How many more kids must die in drunk driving accidents before we ban alcohol? It worked so well last time, let's do it again.


Complete non-argument, as no-one here is suggesting BANNING guns.

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