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by B0pp0
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

I worked scheduling and routing for EAL back then. The L-1011s (wide bodies) were required to be in a maintenance base every night. So you would see a lot of short tags at the end of the flying day to get them to maintenance, like FLL-MIA-FLL or BWI-PHL-BWI. This also helped move a crew back to a c...

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by B0pp0
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

When that thread on Pan Am service to Tehran was active a couple of days back, I had mentioned a blog I found that confirmed aircraft types for JFK-FCO-IST-THR during the 1970s. Digging through said blog, I found another mystery: https://americansiniran1978.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/our-first-day-bac...

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by B0pp0
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6419

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

https://americansiniran1978.wordpress.c ... -was-hell/
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ArchGuy1 wrote:
globalflyer wrote:
PA 110 flew JFK-FCO-IST-THR at one time. I was on the first sector. I think I was on it in 1978?

Was a plane change involved for each leg.


No. 747 JFK-FCO, 707 FCO-IST-THR.

Source:
https://americansiniran1978.wordpress.c ... -was-hell/

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by B0pp0
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1908
Views: 240573

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

ram789 wrote:
ALG is also a very popular destination from Boston. So maybe they could make it seasonal?


Isn't there no bilateral between the US and Algeria?

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by B0pp0
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1908
Views: 240573

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure if this is related to the EWR diversions, but apparently the Sands 747SP is at Logan now. https://twitter.com/rachaelwebsterr/status/1140013026311114758?s=21 Back on topic: My wife and I are flying the late morning BOS-YYZ AC flight (AC7623) in about two weeks and given all the work in B h...

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by B0pp0
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1908
Views: 240573

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure if this is related to the EWR diversions, but apparently the Sands 747SP is at Logan now. https://twitter.com/rachaelwebsterr/status/1140013026311114758?s=21 Whenever the "Richest Person from Every State" lists come out, Adelson always comes up for Massachusetts on top of Nevada....

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by B0pp0
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3498

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Old Cuban exiles that have lost "everything" (despite now probably being richer than most people in Cuba) because of Castro want the island to suffer until it changes back to a US puppet government. Correct its a vendetta really and for the rest of the American population a case of hurt p...

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by B0pp0
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3498

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

This had made me, an American, into a proud COMMUNIST. Democracy is dead. At least Communism cares about people. The way we treat Cuban exiles is the same tyranny that we fought a war over if not worse. "All men are created equal" my a**, 1M in a swing state should not hold the rest of the...

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by B0pp0
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?

YYZ being YYZ. Not sure what you're saying here....AC flies through T1 at YYZ and its quite a good experience, of course with a somewhat long walk/belt ride from the gate to the baggage claim.....what do you find problematic about YYZ? Getting to downtown Toronto from there. Though the UP Express a...

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by B0pp0
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?

AC and PD's Q400 have the extra padded seats . WS's do not . One can book using debit card on a 3rd party site if WS's own website wont accept(which just seems hard to believe). I should have been a bit more clear: It isn't booking that's my concern. It's on-board purchases. A friend who lives near...

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by B0pp0
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?

I'm flying BOS-YTO-BOS in the first week of July and I'm debating the pros and cons of the three carriers on that overall route, AC/WS to YYZ and PD to YTZ. I'm trying to think of the best overall experience of the tree, especially as a person who has no current allegiance to any alliance. The pros ...

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by B0pp0
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1908
Views: 240573

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Right but re-clearing security is hardly a BOS thing. If we're to believe all the talk about how great B6 is for it's international partners and viceversa, then the connections at BOS are a mute point. It's just the way international connections are done in this country. You cannot connect from an ...

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by B0pp0
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC to PEI (YYG)
Replies: 20
Views: 2447

Re: NYC to PEI (YYG)

Didn't AC run YYG-BOS for a summer ca. 2014? I remember PEI doing a big tourism push in the Boston market at that time.

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by B0pp0
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 4125

Re: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?

Huge numbers of Canadians visit Cuba every year for vacation. Nice all inclusive resorts for really cheap. Even a tiny little airport like YQM has 3 flights a week to Varadero Feb-April/May. The American attitude towards Cuba looks so strange to the rest of the world. Why treat Cuba any different f...

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by B0pp0
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?

It doesn't seem to feel that way. Deep in my heart I think that a narrow Hillary win would energize Democrats to turn out and "give her the Congress she needs". Just my weird feeling about things. What you feel is one thing but the reality is different. If voters didn't give Obama the Hou...

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by B0pp0
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?

How delusional am I? Very...and this is coming from a Democrat. Had Clinton won, we wouldn't be talking about a House takeover, but instead talking about how many more seats the GOP added (possibly close to 60). The party in charge of the White House almost always loses seats in both chambers of Co...

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by B0pp0
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Where would we be right now if Hillary won?

I don't the Democrats would've blown the Senate if she won and the rest of the results would be equal to this. The GOP would be forced to actually moderate if she won, ushering in a new age of greatness for the US. Now we are irreparably broken.

How delusional am I?

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by B0pp0
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Discontinued airline routes you like to see its return
Replies: 29
Views: 2508

Re: Discontinued airline routes you like to see its return

DL ATL-SWF. When I lived near SWF, it was much easier than dealing with going up to ALB, HPN, or BDL for a nonstop. There are a lot of people who prefer the ease of SWF and would fly out there if they had more service that wasn't geared towards vacationers. BOS-ISP, while short as the crow flies, wo...

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by B0pp0
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 42214

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

LH648 wrote:
andymartin wrote:
Im suprised no comment from the professional freeloader Sam Chui yet, surely he was on board?

No, but he is on board now, doing SQ21 in W.


I'm surprised he can even enter the US without a ton of scrutiny for his trips to Iran and North Korea.

Wasn't The Points Guy on SQ22?

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

aviationaware wrote:
B0pp0 wrote:
Yes, only one nation on earth is perfect and that is Canada.


You are literally nuts.


How? Compared to the US Canada is perfect.

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

But hey, they can read the governments propaganda and they have a healthcare system equvalent to a WWII MASH unit. WHO Performance / Overall health system performance: USA: 37th Cubs: 39th So... the US healthcare system is a Vietnam area field hospital then? Best regards Thomas Our worst hospital i...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

One must hope that Trump also get to replace Ginsburg and Breyer, then the court will be useful for the next 2 decades. That can easily be fixed. Just increase the number of judges. Best regards Thomas When one doesn’t get their way. Stomp feet, cry and repeat. What did the liberals and communists ...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Would you have asked this question to a Bautista loyalist in 1959 or a Shah loyalist in 1979? They still justify hating Iran by Iran holding a grudge over that ...... classical schoolyard bullies... best regards Thomas People talk about snowflakes and all. The first wave of Cuban exiles are the epi...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

If you prefer Communism, then go move toNorth Korea then. Practice what you preach or shut the fuck up. I wanted the US to be like Canada. The greatest nation on earth, messed up bilaterals notwithstanding since we know that in a just world EK would be at YUL/YVR/perhaps YYC and QR would be at YYZ/...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

I have more faith in the future of Cuba than I do of the US. Cuba at least doesn't let their people go bankrupt from healthcare or higher education or forces them to go back to work weeks after giving birth. Does it have problems? Yes, only one nation on earth is perfect and that is Canada. But giv...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Ya, Cuba’s a great place, try moving there if you think it’s such an utopia I have more faith in the future of Cuba than I do of the US. Cuba at least doesn't let their people go bankrupt from healthcare or higher education or forces them to go back to work weeks after giving birth. Does it have pr...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

You are an uneducated fool. Besides "commies bad" why see him so lowly? Communists at least care. Ya, Cuba’s a great place, try moving there if you think it’s such an utopia I have more faith in the future of Cuba than I do of the US. Cuba at least doesn't let their people go bankrupt fro...

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by B0pp0
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

The more I think about it, the more I think that we are careening towards a Castro and that would not be a bad thing. At least Castro did some good for the people which is better than any Republican has for the last 50 years. You are an uneducated fool. Besides "commies bad" why see him s...

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by B0pp0
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 36017

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Republicans should not not expect to hold Congress in November or the White House in two years. They don't listen to anyone but old rich white men. Between children in cages, the hatred of women and LGBTQ+ and brown people and embracing Nazis and crushing debt, it is a good thing they manipulated t...

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by B0pp0
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 54
Views: 5877

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

For a bit in the 1980s, Delta's L-1011 running BDA-BOS continued onto BDL and the BOS-BDL tag was bookable. That's roughly about 100 miles.

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by B0pp0
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines JFK-TLV A330/A320
Replies: 12
Views: 8730

Re: Brussels Airlines JFK-TLV A330/A320

jetblue01 wrote:
N983AN wrote:
Were you by chance on a Birthright trip?


Yes i was.


You're so lucky to be chosen.

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by B0pp0
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 234646

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'd be surprised if half of Primera's proposed new routes actually commence. It seems as though they're throwing s--- at the wall hoping some of it sticks. I been thinking the same thing. I've been viewing them as the F9 of TATL. Lets just hope they actually receive the MAX's on time. Painfully iro...

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by B0pp0
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 50
Views: 2688

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

ThePointblank wrote:
Image

Says it all.


This thread is over. Lock it up mods. :P

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by B0pp0
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees
Replies: 44
Views: 3313

Re: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees

Chemist wrote:
Those fees are like crack. Once you get hooked, you need more.


If they truly were like crack then they would've gone up a lot more a lot sooner.

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by B0pp0
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announcing Boston
Replies: 54
Views: 7115

Re: KLM announcing Boston

You know your state has messed up liquor laws when foreign airlines call them out.

If it wasn't for Boston, Massachusetts would be worse than Connecticut.

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by B0pp0
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6661

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

A large local Jewish population is no guarantee of viability for flights to Israel. It’s much more about the commercial ties and the Israeli expat community in a particular city. Boston and San Francisco work mainly because of their global leadership roles in technology, the life sciences and highe...

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by B0pp0
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6661

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

IAD-TLV: Given the ties between the US and Israel and the Jewish population in the DC and Baltimore areas, why this doesn't exist amazes me. Especially when SFO-TLV and BOS-TLV are just as if not less viable. Why United and/or El Al haven't done this amazes me. A large local Jewish population is no...

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by B0pp0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6661

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

IAD-TLV: Given the ties between the US and Israel and the Jewish population in the DC and Baltimore areas, why this doesn't exist amazes me. Especially when SFO-TLV and BOS-TLV are just as if not less viable. Why United and/or El Al haven't done this amazes me. BOS-(Moscow): Boston has a decent size...

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by B0pp0
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2560

Re: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

Much of the toxicity out there has been created by your side of the aisle. As far the rest. Well maybe you should read up on Sheldon Adelson. A boy born into a below average income family who didn't share your negative view on this country. I will leave you a quote. Ah yes, the poor downtrodden boy...

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by B0pp0
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.
Replies: 69
Views: 2560

Canada is perfect and never does anything wrong.

Prove me otherwise. Living in the US, Canada looks like a utopia versus the hellhole my nation of origin has devolved into. Perhaps if Civil War II happens the blue states can become provinces and live happily ever after.

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by B0pp0
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8114

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Things would be stable, our international repuation would be secure, we would be on good terms with Iran and Cuba, LGBTQ rights would be safe, and the US perhaps would be starting to catch up to Canada and Europe. Hillary wasn't the best candidate but she is what America needed to survive. I can't ...

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by B0pp0
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 7853

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would want to visit a country whose citizens would willingly risk their lives and more over the lives of their children to escape from! Travel to that country is a disgrace and appalling! Thank God Delta lost money on the route and is calling it qu...

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by B0pp0
Mon May 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8114

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Drumpf is their Bitch... don't think so? Just what would YOU Trump supporters need to see in order to convince you otherwise? ANSWER - Nothing, at this point you all are too emotionally invested. Your ability to apply intellect was disabled years ago. A permanent 'T' or 'D' (your choice) needs to b...

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by B0pp0
Mon May 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8114

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Seems like Trump Derangement Syndrome is still in season. #MAGA #Jerusalem #LockHerUp It's not really Trump derangement it's the fact that the country has rejected the socialist utopia the Dems have been shoving down our throats. Go to work and put in a hard days work. It will be all right. You don...

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by B0pp0
Fri May 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8114

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

The good: The United States would still be in the Paris Climate Accords The United States would still be in the Iran deal The United States would not have bombed Syria Americans would still have health care The two Koreas would still be talking No angry 3AM tweets calling other world leaders names ...

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by B0pp0
Fri May 11, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8114

You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Things would be stable, our international repuation would be secure, we would be on good terms with Iran and Cuba, LGBTQ rights would be safe, and the US perhaps would be starting to catch up to Canada and Europe. Hillary wasn't the best candidate but she is what America needed to survive. I can't s...

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by B0pp0
Thu May 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7925

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

People, don't hold your breath that any of what is mentioned in this thread will happen. It can't. The Kim Dynasty would fall, and that is unthinkable. Until proven otherwise, Kim Fat-Dumb's moves is a smokescreen. No flights, no trains, nothing. Usage of NK's FIR, sure. But nothing else. So Delta ...

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by B0pp0
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

Re: Ivanka Trump

This is nepotism. We have laws against it, but for some reason, where we are. Here's the deal. Trump has installed family members and friends into our system of government. They are profiting off of ALL of us by being able to create legislation that benefits them. Trump has NEVER been a selfless ma...

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by B0pp0
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump is Subhuman
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Donald Trump is Subhuman

I look at his face and I do not see a human being. He doesn't have human eyes. He doesn't have human hair. He doesn't have a human brain or a thought process consistent with humanity. I look at his body and doubt that the proportions could be human? Those hands with that height are not common at all...

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by B0pp0
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal

Before anyone asks this, how would this have gone down had Hillary won? That said, who really gains from this? This nation should not be centered on the ego of one man over common sense and humanity. Watch Boeing and their money side with the Democrats who wouldn't have interfered in this just becau...

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