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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Western media lying about Assad
Replies: 80
Views: 3552

Re: Western media lying about Assad

I never understood the sudden intensity with which the West turned on Assad. While he was a dictator, sure, there are a lot of dictators and I'd never heard that he was especially or particularly monstrous. Were there political murders thought to be associated with him? Sure - but quite a lot of pe...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Western media lying about Assad
Replies: 80
Views: 3552

Re: Western media lying about Assad

In all honesty who cares about Syria? Let Russia have it. It, like most middle eastern countries, have nothing to add to western societies at all.

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

Its amazing how quiet everyone gets when I'm vindicated and they are the ones who look like fools. If it is an apology you want. I apologize for trying to explain a joke that I did not make, but clearly failed to understand. Call me naive, but I was under the impression this was intended as a genui...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

Can you describe the reference or joke he was meaning to make from the story? To explain the background, someone thought the New Zealand passport was not real, because the imigration officer thought New Zealand does not exist, only Australia. To explain the punchline, same immigration officer might...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stand for the anthem in India or be arrested ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2350

Re: Stand for the anthem in India or be arrested ?

Well you forgot Duterte and the Philippines, Japan under Abe, British nationalism with Brexit, all the various movements in mainland Europe, and down the list we go. To me is just a symptom of the last "pre-globalization" generation splashing in the water. If you see most of these people ...

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering An Old A.net Friend, Mickey Bednar (1956-2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Remembering An Old A.net Friend, Mickey Bednar (1956-2006)

I first came across a.net 17 years ago and since then I have spent more time here than on all other websites combined, that all changed though on June 14th, 2016! Prepare for the deluge of threatening PM's from moderators and administrators threatening you for voicing your opinion. The best thing y...

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by Veetwo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 slides off taxiway in DTW
Replies: 14
Views: 5824

Re: MD-80 slides off taxiway in DTW

Good thing they were allowed to take their bags with them. Imagine the nightmare and delays trying to get those back.

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

No wonder someone with such a simple idea of how national politics works volunteers for a garbage fringe political party. Are you for real? I mean, I get it, you are here trying to ruffle feathers and all but sheesh. Absolutely, I am 100% "for real". For the record, I strongly believe my ...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

And the fact is, this country is not a functional Democracy when the loser of the popular vote, by such a margin, becomes the leader. Then I'm sure you will take great relief in the fact that this country is not a democracy. Whew! We are, and will continue to be, a rightly functioning Constitutiona...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

Hillis wrote:
We now have minority voter-rule. Maybe remember what happened with South Africa when white racists got a hold of their government years ago.


Also don't forget what happened in Algeria in 1996. Same thing.

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

But Democrats are the ones that need to stop insults... I am a Democrat. I think the garbage he posts is detrimental to what the Democratic party needs to do. He's alienating anyone and everyone that doesn't agree with the Democrat party by his insane ranting. And I'm Santa Claus. You can't even li...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

And unfortunately you didn't die of alcohol poisoning. That would have been a blessing in disguise. But Democrats are the ones that need to stop insults... I am a Democrat. I think the garbage he posts is detrimental to what the Democratic party needs to do. He's alienating anyone and everyone that...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

Could be worse, you could be a American with a USA passport. If by worse you mean having one of the best passports on the planet for free travel, then yes, it could be worse. The US is nowhere near the best, but yes, it's up there... The very best is Germany, with visa-free access to 158 countries....

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

Alrighty then. Keep posing away, de-legitimizing the President elect on our tiny aviation website forum. I respect your zeal. I'll join right on on de-legitimizing the "President-Elect". Twice now in my lifetime, the winner of the presidency is not the winner of the most votes. Clinton ha...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

OMG, first reports of any type of racial/hate crimes in the US, all has been well for the past 8 years, almost like Mayberry where we could leave our doors unlocked, now this Trump guy gets voted in and these crimes have begun. The police will have to come up with an all new crime classification as...

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by Veetwo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: No snow on the main page this year ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Re: No snow on the main page this year ???

There are a lot of things this website refuses to do. Rolling your mouse over the two-letter airline identifiers to see the full name is only one of them. That drive me nuts because then I have to google it. Another one is the disappearance of country flags next to users' names. It's not the modera...

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by Veetwo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

While I applaud your passion on this Hillis, I just have to ask - do we need another Trump thread? I'd rather there be one mega thread rather than 10 mini threads. Its not about Trump. Its about the attention. The entertainment of it all. The owners of the website want this type of engaging content...

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by Veetwo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Effect
Replies: 133
Views: 5133

Re: The Trump Effect

While I applaud your passion on this Hillis, I just have to ask - do we need another Trump thread? I'd rather there be one mega thread rather than 10 mini threads. Its not about Trump. Its about the attention. The entertainment of it all. The owners of the website want this type of engaging content...

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Andrew Sachs' passing (Manuel!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Andrew Sachs' passing (Manuel!)

I grew up watching those great British comedies. Fawlty Towers and Keeping up Appearances being my favorites.

Evidently he suffered from dementia later in life. What a nightmare for a performer or anyone really. Its one of my greatest fears. He left a positive legacy.

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

My point/joke about the USA Passport was with the political issues some countries have with the USA, especially with our wars in the Islamic world and with PE Trump's distaste for some countries and ethnic groups. That's what I thought you were talking about. I was like "what joke are these tu...

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hung Jury In Michael Slager Trial
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Hung Jury In Michael Slager Trial

There's no way the juror said that during the trial as a mistrial would be immediately called.

They wouldn't even make it through Voir dire with that.

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Demolition of Hudsons dept store in Detroit
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: The Demolition of Hudsons dept store in Detroit

http://youtu.be/JP1HJoG-1Pg
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It was the second largest building ever imploded.

Here's a video:
http://youtu.be/JP1HJoG-1Pg

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 200's parked
Replies: 13
Views: 3908

Re: CRJ 200's parked

I was at Kingman a few weeks ago and there's a bunch of E-145/135's parked there too.

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO introduces first 'therapy pig'
Replies: 64
Views: 6896

Re: SFO introduces first 'therapy pig'

If airport trained him properly. and I assume they have, nothing wrong with it. But why? Because they can? Doesn't mean they should. Why do they make Coke? Why did we go to the moon? Why do you eat pizza every once and a while? Why do we wear suits and ties? Because it makes life interesting. Have ...

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by Veetwo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

Yeah pretty much Can you describe the reference or joke he was meaning to make from the story? To explain the background, someone thought the New Zealand passport was not real, because the imigration officer thought New Zealand does not exist, only Australia. To explain the punchline, same immigrat...

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by Veetwo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

coolian2 wrote:
Veetwo wrote:
I really must be an idiot because I really don't understand his joke/reference.

Yeah pretty much


Can you describe the reference or joke he was meaning to make from the story?

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by Veetwo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

Yes, I didn't understand the joke at all. Could you explain it. You serious? Read the original article, see what it's about, read the post you quoted, and put two and two together. Uhh, yeah. I read the article and I still don't get it. She was given an USA passport and allowed to go on her way? Ho...

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by Veetwo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

Could be worse, you could be a American with a USA passport. If by worse you mean having one of the best passports on the planet for free travel, then yes, it could be worse. That one just went right over your head there, didn't it Veetwo? Yes, I didn't understand the joke at all. Could you explain...

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by Veetwo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Empire Strikes Back: Michigan Sues Jill Stein Over Recount
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

Re: The Empire Strikes Back: Michigan Sues Jill Stein Over Recount

Someone's just looking for her 15 minutes of fame, no one knew who she was before this, no one will know her when the news cycle jumps to the next "big" story. I listened to a few of her speeches and interviews and she really didn't have any breadth of knowledge about much at all from wha...

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by Veetwo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Arrested because "New Zealand's clearly part of Australia"

ltbewr wrote:
Could be worse, you could be a American with a USA passport.


If by worse you mean having one of the best passports on the planet for free travel, then yes, it could be worse.

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by Veetwo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Empire Strikes Back: Michigan Sues Jill Stein Over Recount
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

Re: The Empire Strikes Back: Michigan Sues Jill Stein Over Recount

DiamondFlyer Do you want a civil war, because that's how you end up with a civil war... Nobody, came closer to advocating the conditions which might cause a Civil War than Donald Trump, we see the results today after the election. His policy of divisive rhetoric all through the campaign speaks for ...

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by Veetwo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-300 (standard and Enhanced) performance out of JNB and/or other Hot/High airfields
Replies: 91
Views: 7642

Re: A340-300 (standard and Enhanced) performance out of JNB and/or other Hot/High airfields

Hmm: https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive ... 01468.html The "Articulating Gear Design Feat" box. That sounds very much like effecting what the later 777 semi levered bogie design from Boeing does. mmm not quite, as the A330/340 gear does not lock and allow a different rotation angle l...

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by Veetwo
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Empire Strikes Back: Michigan Sues Jill Stein Over Recount
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

Re: The Empire Strikes Back: Michigan Sues Jill Stein Over Recount

An interesting point was brought up somewhere in the internet: Russia admitted it interfered in the United States election. Isn't that reason enough to recount and/or vacate the results? Well, they are doing a recount. What do you mean by vacate the results? Redo the election? I think it would be a...

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by Veetwo
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oh, The Ironies!
Replies: 53
Views: 2376

Re: Oh, The Ironies!

As for the image all I typed in was "General Matttis Memes" So I typed in "General Matttis Memes". Wow! That guy has created a PR machine that would make the Kardashians jealous. But I don't know if vanity is an asset for a Sec of Defense. All cabinet positions are heavily lobbi...

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by Veetwo
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While
Replies: 65
Views: 8923

Re: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While

How long is "briefly" in this instance?

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3186

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

And you're not in the other camp? You're so entrenched in there that you probably have roots springing out from your feet. Pot, meet Kettle. And, sorry, I do think anyone who voted for Trump is out of their minds. Well, I'm glad we are on the same page. I've directly stated to you on numerous occas...

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3186

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

And you're not in the other camp? You're so entrenched in there that you probably have roots springing out from your feet. Pot, meet Kettle. And, sorry, I do think anyone who voted for Trump is out of their minds.[/quote] Well, I'm glad we are on the same page. I've directly stated to you on numero...

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Replying to old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Replying to old threads

Who cares if a decade old thread is bumped? Its interesting to look through the posts and see what's changed, what has not and to learn things you might have missed 10 years ago.

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The nascent Trump Administration
Replies: 128
Views: 6337

Re: The nascent Trump Administration

I don't recall riots and demonstrations and death threats and Obama supporters being dragged out of their cars and beaten in the streets. Similarly, it is safe to say that had Hillary Clinton been elected this week, nobody would be marching or protesting. Riots? Nope. But you might want to check wi...

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3186

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

Yeah well if you were a true devil's advocate you'd call the plusses and minuses on both sides. I got called repeatedly I was Team Hillary when I don't think Bernie was liberal enough. I do. I just call out reactionary political posts. When people like DocL and Hillis post nothing but anti trump po...

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3186

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

Give him five and he'll claim to be a Hillary voter. Or he'll vanish and someone similar will register. 3 minutes! Beat ya! So we are on teams and not allowed to criticize our party no matter what? Why is that the way it is? I hated both candidates, but I hated Hillary less than I hated Trump. I be...

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3186

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

He says things, she DID things. Why do people have to be so angry about this? Things will progress normally, just like with every president for the last 60 years. He did things. Why do you think he settled in multiple civil rights violation cases, and for the Trump U case? Because he was innocent? ...

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by Veetwo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3186

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

I presume if you admit committing a crime you should go to prison. What say you, President Brags about sexual assault? But Hillary's emails! She's the real criminal. The guy who brags about sexually assaulting women and wants to wipe his butt with the Constitution is A-OK... :roll: He says things, ...

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at OSU?
Replies: 65
Views: 2711

Re: Terrorist Attack at OSU?

OSU diversity officer urges sympathy for attacker... Hope they fire her ass https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/29 ... -students/ There we go. More outrage culture. "Let's just silence her by firing her without any discussion or thought about the matter at all." That's where we are today.

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it Respectable for the Adelaide Crows to copy the tune of Halls Of Montezuma.
Replies: 17
Views: 1554

Re: Is it Respectable for the Adelaide Crows to copy the tune of Halls Of Montezuma.

I'm outraged. I demand someone be fired over this and a total boycott of all advertisers who support this team.

Isn't that what we do nowadays?

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by Veetwo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rogue One
Replies: 46
Views: 2216

Re: Rogue One

Believe it or not I've never seen any Star Wars films... if I were to start today should I watch them in the order they were released or with the story line?

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by Veetwo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-200 Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 6706

Re: Delta A330-200 Routes?

ATL-HNL

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by Veetwo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fidel Castro Dies At 90
Replies: 112
Views: 4194

Re: Fidel Castro Dies At 90

So why haven't you moved to Mother Russia? Before I move abroad I want to earn at least 100k euros so I can establish a comfortable life there all the way from the start. The trolling on your part is just amazing. I'm going to start incorporating some of your techniques with my next account. Do you...

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by Veetwo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years.
Replies: 31
Views: 1642

Re: Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years.

"We have oil we can access easily and quickly should the price rise. Its a wonderful thing." What happens if the other suppliers do some Jo-Jo action? Reduce supply to drive price to vie shalers and crackers into cranking up production and then flush the market back down. rinse, repeat. E...

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by Veetwo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years.
Replies: 31
Views: 1642

Re: Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years.

US and Canada currently produce 12.3 million barrels per day, OPEC and friends are cutting 1.2 million barrels per day. So if demand remains roughly flat US and CA need to increase production by 10%. Aren't there a lot of companies in the US and Canada that have scaled back their production because...

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