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by dik909
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Counts on Recent Europe-America Flights ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Passenger Counts on Recent Europe-America Flights ?

I'm curious to know how full (or empty) the still-ongoing commercial flights are operating at between Europe and America after President Trump's travel restrictions. Does anybody have any information on this ? Are they flying mostly empty ?? Or still at capacity ? Maybe some airlines are carrying mo...

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by dik909
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Mail Delivery Between Europe/America

With the upcoming cessation of commercial flights between Europe & America, will this have any impact on intercontinental mail deliveries ? I was under the impression that a lot of mail between Europe & America goes via cargo on commercial flights, but I could be mistaken. Thanks in advance !

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by dik909
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6607

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

of sentences ending. And so...

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by dik909
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5996

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

People who confuse literacy with intelligence.

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by dik909
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kebab or Kabob?
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Kebab or Kabob?

Kebap

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by dik909
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?
Replies: 55
Views: 5884

Re: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?

uta999 wrote:
Surely it would be quicker and easier to provide Flightradar24 to all military units, who are stupid enough to shoot at an airliner, lit up like a Christmas tree flying out of an international airport.


This !! :D

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by dik909
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18166

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

Amazing how Iran came out immediately just hours after the crash saying it was a technical problem. They’ve been caught red handed. I’d expect most airlines to pull flights from Tehran now. Agreed. At the same time, though, I recognize that public relations are at work, and that they have a strong ...

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by dik909
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporate Media - Truly Enemy of the People
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: Corporate Media - Truly Enemy of the People

Why do so many people believe corporate media blindly, and why do we continue to let them slander, lie to us, and continue to let them use their bias to control how we live our lives? Simple: Most people don't really care to learn what is factually correct; they just want reinforcement that what th...

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by dik909
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 3978

Re: America vs India

caliboy93 wrote:
What are the quality of life differences between India and America?


Also, where in India ?

Calcutta quality of life is quite different than, say, Bangalore.

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by dik909
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1858

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

The right still kills more people than the left and islamists combined by a big multiple, but I'm sure you'll continue to ignore that reality. What is your source for that claim ? There's a wonderful opus titled 'Encyclopedia of Wars' which documents all known historical conflicts, their causes, es...

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by dik909
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1858

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

To be an 'antifa apologist' necessitates the defense of felony assault and battery. Then the silence is even easier to explain: there are none on this forum. "...on this forum" ? Whoever said anything about your or my claim being limited solely to what's written on this forum ?? Assuredly...

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by dik909
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1858

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

The "antifa apologists" are not in the business of defending g [sic] felons... Per Black's Law Dictionary - "FELONY (noun), a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by con...

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by dik909
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Americans support higher taxes for wealthy.
Replies: 127
Views: 6002

Re: Most Americans support higher taxes for wealthy.

For years and years we've been hearing about the declining quality of the American education system, but it always seemed so abstract; we never felt the actual effects of these reports... until now. The most glaring outward demonstration of this today, I believe, is the fact that more and more "...

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by dik909
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schengen to non-Schengen Transfer at FRA and MUC
Replies: 16
Views: 1637

Re: Schengen to non-Schengen Transfer at FRA and MUC

Moin. ;)

It should go the same as any EU airport customs control. They'll probably want to see that you have a return flight booked within 90 days of your arrival, and they may ask for details on where you're staying.

Standard procedure.

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by dik909
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1858

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

LittleSprocket wrote:
It’s odd how the local antifa apologists haven’t commented on this clear case of left wing violence. I could swear that they scream and holler on here that it never occurs.


+1

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by dik909
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

I suggest you learn how to read English properly. Just because the HAM base is closing, does not mean it will not be served be other based aircraft. How difficult is that for you to understand? Dublin-Hamburg will be served by a DUB based aircraft so please, enough wit your false information. Also ...

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by dik909
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

Admittedly, I'm no big Ryanair fan, but cutting their HAM-DUB service is saddening. I know many people here in HAM who take advantage of their cheap fares to go to Ireland for weekend pleasure trips. Hopefully it's just a seasonal closure.. :? Sources: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/ryanair-is-cl...

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by dik909
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

leghorn wrote:
an extra 5 euro airport tax suits lufthansa. 5 euro is near enough the total profit Ryanair makes per passenger.


A very fair point !! :lol:

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by dik909
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

LGAviation wrote:
@OP: You mention the termination of the HAM-DUB route which gave me personally two of the greatest short trips ever but I can't find any mention of that in the links. Is it staying or am I overlooking something there?


Yes, it's in the first link.. :smile:

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by dik909
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

HAM is a tragically bad airport to operate from. Continuous constructions, apron congestion, slow services, lack of buses, low quality handling staff, bomb disposals etc. Only yesterday the whole baggage sorting system was out for a lenghty period of time then the airport was closed completely earl...

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by dik909
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 787MAX issues as the cause

FlyRow wrote:
787Max? typo?

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Omigosh, yes !! :lol:

/fixed

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by dik909
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7486

Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

Admittedly, I'm no big Ryanair fan, but cutting their HAM-DUB service is saddening. I know many people here in HAM who take advantage of their cheap fares to go to Ireland for weekend pleasure trips. Hopefully it's just a seasonal closure.. :? Sources: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/ryanair-is-clo...

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by dik909
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20426

Re: What do you do for work?

Aesma wrote:
dik909 wrote:
EDM machine technician


Electronic Dance Music machine technician ?



Har har ;)

No, this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_discharge_machining

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by dik909
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20426

Re: What do you do for work?

EDM machine technician

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by dik909
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net problem
Replies: 2
Views: 7517

Re: A.net problem

I've also experienced the same. Must be a bug. I'm sure that the admins are aware..

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by dik909
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 6417

Re: What's your ringtone?

Years ago I was in a café and I/we suddenly heard the sounds of angry cats hissing & fighting. Everyone perked up, looking around expecting to see two brawling cats emerge from underneath a table, only to discover that it was someone's ringtone. :lol: Needless to say, it left quite an impression...

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by dik909
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27979

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

gatibosgru wrote:
Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net.


According to my buddy who works at Airbus' Hamburg facility, it happens to both major airlines, and more than either would care to publicly admit.

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by dik909
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50640

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Not looking forward to traveling from ATL to FRA or AMS narrow body, which would fit these new planes perfectly Just curious: why not ? Wouldn't your seat area be basically the same ?? I could be wrong, but perhaps your comment touches on an unspoken assumption among most commercial passengers whic...

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by dik909
Thu May 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

But nobody knows what was there before the beginning so why not just say that you do not know instead of making it up? Or agreeing with other people who made it up (amounts to the same thing). The BGV theorem only seems to show that there could have been a beginning, if that was the start then it c...

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by dik909
Thu May 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

'Cosmic Background Microwave Radiation' shows this isn't common knowledge with you because everyone terms it the CMB, Even Google makes it easy - here Google->The cosmic microwave background (CMB, CMBR - 'see that CMB' ), in Big Bang cosmology, is electromagnetic radiation as a remnant from an earl...

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by dik909
Thu May 23, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Do you even grasp the importance of the establish CMB? The Cosmic Microwave Background...if you can't make the connection of it's importance with the Big Bang...like I said, stay away or you'll hurt some healthy brain cells. The above words are the clearest demonstration of your abject ignorance (a...

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by dik909
Fri May 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

**word

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by dik909
Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Please refrain from posting biased sources for your arguments. Stahp !! https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/genetic So I believe science to be the source of truth for maximising effectiveness in the physical world I live in. I have witnessed myself the repeatable successes of its benefits and I tried ...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What makes you so sure philosophy is correct? Congratulations ! You have just displayed the first hint of critical thought !! The answer to your question is: http://theconversation.com/how-do-you-know-that-what-you-know-is-true-thats-epistemology-63884 I haven't had any [philosophical training], Wh...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7334

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day. Hearing ya. I blame it on the popular misconception that literacy equals intelligence. Sorry, no. From the fact that one can read and write, it doesn't foll...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10674

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Are A and B doing enough R&D on a replacement for the turbofan, using clean electric propulsion? "Clean" electric is a complete myth; that electricity is still generated somewhere via coal, hydro, nuclear, wind power. Just because an electric car/plane puts out no visible exhaust does...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7334

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Even 2.500years ago. They indeed did also quite a good job in calculated the circumference of the earth. So these flat earthers are flatly denying 2.500years of science. Whatever does float your boat I guess. I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

While many times experiments have been run trying to re-create the conditions of early Earth, no one has ever been able to get all those organic molecules to self-replicate and start what we'd consider life. Until someone can show what sparked life into existence or can make it happen via one of th...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I would assume anything I have no evidence for doesn’t exist, my brain doesn’t have the capacity to encompass all possibilities, I have to accept those which first seem reasonable. If anything what happened was that my point was mistaken through inadvertent miscommunication which quite aptly shows ...

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by dik909
Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I'm not really that interested in looking for the best arguments for the existence of god, there are more important and fruitful things than searching for what isn't there... You've betrayed yourself by revealing your philosophical presuppositions; you first assume that God doesn't exist, rather th...

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by dik909
Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

As a general concept, it's pretty difficult to prove that something doesn't exist. I'm sorry, but that's simply wrong. It is extremely easy to prove a negative, and we do it all the time; we can prove that there are no Zen Buddhists in the United States Senate, for example, or that there are no liv...

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

flipdewaf wrote:
I'm not really that interested in looking for the best arguments for the existence of god, there are more important and fruitful things than searching for what isn't there...


Alrighty then, I think we're done..

Best of luck to you.

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2864

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Why would anyone want to travel to North Korea in the first place? Because it's a very interesting country, very unique. Very different from the rest of the world. Reminds me of: You can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a cow's @$$, but wouldn't you rather take the butcher's wor...

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 7098

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Theology, textual criticism, making music (trumpet), gardening, hiking, and amateur radio (DL9JD),

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Well it would have to depend on the claim, the evidence and the impact the the facts vs the evidence actually has. Lets for arguments sake say that it wasn't actually Caesar that crossed and 'lookalike' that crossed the the Rubicon in charge of his armies then technically the statement is false but...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

The veracity about a claim of historical accuracy but not that the claim itself is true. Well, if someone claims that Caesar crossed the Rubicon, and it can be shown that he did, then the claim it true. So, in essence, we discover the truth/falsity of a claim after the process of assessing its vera...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 11356

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. Now that's a theory worth unpacking !! :o I'm skeptical of whether the government would let ...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

So do you think historical evidence is a useful way to determine truth or do we need more evidence? Hm, neither. I'd say that the Historical Method , the way in which we assess & analyze history, is a good tool for determining the veracity of a historical claim. That claim, then, whether true o...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 11356

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. Now that's a theory worth unpacking !! :o I'm skeptical of whether the government would let ...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30862

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

There are some texts that might or might not be historically accurate as to the occurrences that people viewed/experienced and that does show that those experiences were in fact true. It has been shown time and time again that what people experience and what actually happened can be two completely ...

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