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by sonicruiser
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?
Replies: 23
Views: 4488

Re: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?

Hopefully never.

IPO's are a great way to destroy a company

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by sonicruiser
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 296
Views: 10612

Re: Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Opening?

Completion of a project has nothing to do with the economy.

There is no advantage to only doing half of a project. Either you do it or you don't.

Once you start a project, you will lose only if you don't finish it.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2833

Bernie Sanders ends presidential campaign

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/us/p ... s-out.html
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Sanders, a democratic socialist making his second run for the White House, withdrew after a series of losses to Joe Biden, who emerges as the presumptive nominee for the general election.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/us/p ... s-out.html

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by sonicruiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99942

How much worse is COVID-19 than 9/11 for the airline industry?

At this point, it is pretty well established that COVID-19 is worse than 9/11 for the airlines. But how much worse will it be and in what ways?

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by sonicruiser
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

Seabear wrote:
Hope they bought the CDW at the rental counter...

/s


:rotfl:

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by sonicruiser
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

Estimated damages $100m writeoff. 3,500 cars destroyed. Immense destruction. I would not want to be their insurance right now. That fire was absolutely massive, in fact that's probably an understatement. Photos courtesy Charlotte County Sheriff's office https://www.facebook.com/CCSOFLSheriff/photos/...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran ramps up pressure as US withdraws from third Iraqi base this month
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Iran ramps up pressure as US withdraws from third Iraqi base this month

Iran’s IRGC has said that any “small mistake” by Washington would be met with force. The threat came as reports emerged that IRGC Quds Force head Esmail Ghaani had travelled to Iraq. In Iraq, the Iranian-backed proxy groups Kata’ib Hezbollah and others have upped their rhetoric against the US in rec...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project
Replies: 35
Views: 1860

Re: Kashmiris furious after India greenlights Israeli style settlements in Kashmir

He was being sarcastic lol. Anyway, why are you getting all riled up about the India-Pakistan conflict? Here in the west, almost every Pakistani and Indian realizes how stupid the whole conflict is and are friends with one another. It is easy to say the conflict is stupid when you don't know anyone...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project
Replies: 35
Views: 1860

Re: Kashmiris furious after India greenlights Israeli style settlements in Kashmir

I dont support CAA but I support better integration of Kashmiris into India by these measures. And India should act to proactively include the Pakistani occupied Kashmir part into our nation. Also Lahore ,which has a special place in Indian punjabis hearts , should become part of India. Lahore will...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project
Replies: 35
Views: 1860

Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/indi ... al-project
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Kashmiris lashed out at a new piece of legislation rolled out by India on Wednesday, saying it's a page straight out of the Israeli playbook and will alter demographics in the Muslim-majority region.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/indi ... al-project

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Navy fires captain who pleaded for help with COVID-19 on aircraft carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 2828

Navy fires captain who pleaded for help with COVID-19 on aircraft carrier

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/n ... 9-n1175351
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The United States Navy is expected to relieve the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/n ... 9-n1175351

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran: Socialism's ignored success story
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Iran: Socialism's ignored success story

https://www.mintpressnews.com/what-priv ... my/244887/
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Intriguing article on the success of Islamic socialism in creating a welfare state in Iran.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/what-priv ... my/244887/

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

I guess SARS was a failed bioweapon? Are bats and pangolins enemies of the US? China spread it all over their country instead of starting with the US? Why not use something like swine flu, didn't that start in the US? What a crappy bioweapon Am I missing something?! I highly doubt the coronavirus i...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorker: Reality has endorsed Bernie Sanders
Replies: 33
Views: 1375

New Yorker: Reality has endorsed Bernie Sanders

Excellent piece in The New Yorker articulates how the coronavirus is exactly the crisis Bernie Sanders needed, at just the right time. Never in history has there been a better opportunity to transition to Medicare for all and a true welfare state. The time is ripe for social mobility. The time is ri...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 18006

Re: Biden's follies

A massive health and economic crisis sounds like exactly what Bernie Sanders needs to convince people about the urgency of social democracy and universal healthcare.

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

"Top of the Food Chain?" Riiiight....where the hell do you think this, and other viruses have come from? China is not far removed form a Third World Country with regards to THEIR Food Supply...First World Country citizens do not sleep with their food.. Yeah who could've imagined that a fe...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

Jetsgo wrote:
Wait, you don’t actually believe the reported death tolls coming out of China, Russia, and Iran... do you? That would be textbook naivety.


For all I know 10K people could have died and nothing would be different.

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

It’s ‘a bit naive’ to claim China thrives when the west suffers - their current ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ would be a fantasy had they not enjoyed GDP growth rates between 5 and 15% on a consistent basis since 1990. Learn about the world and how the global economy functions before making silly assu...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

Its a bit naive not to believe that China, Russia, Iran and others have absolutely nothing to lose from this. These nations thrive when the western world suffers. We haven't seen any evidence that this was planned but if it is found out that they did later on, I wouldn't discard some serious confro...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

If you mean biological war, then yes.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's unique position in pandemic
Replies: 15
Views: 6309

Re: Qatar's unique position in pandemic

If there are 5 airlines operating and 4 of them suspend operations, all the pax from the other 4 airlines that need to travel will fly on the fifth airline increasing its demand.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

100K people are not going to die from the coronavirus.

This is a bullshit number from the CDC meant to scare people into staying at home (which is working)

If 20K people die in the US from the coronavirus, America will go into full lockdown mode to prevent it from going any further.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1262

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

Any good ideas for what to prank the front page of civil av with this year?

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by sonicruiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a chance for some holidays in August?
Replies: 25
Views: 1128

Re: Is there a chance for some holidays in August?

Yes

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by sonicruiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France, Germany, and United Kingdom confirm first successful INSTEX transaction with Iran bypassing US sanctions
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

France, Germany, and United Kingdom confirm first successful INSTEX transaction with Iran bypassing US sanctions

https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo/status ... 89697?s=20
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Excellent step in the right direction. INSTEX has been a long time in the making.

https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo/status ... 89697?s=20

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by sonicruiser
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home

https://onemileatatime.com/s7-airlines-free-miles/
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This is one way to get people to stay at home

https://onemileatatime.com/s7-airlines-free-miles/

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by sonicruiser
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 6252

Re: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)

I bought a lot of Spirit stock in the last week and I'd imagine there has been a surge of stock buying in the market as others would be doing the same.

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by sonicruiser
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain charters Iranian MD80 to fly stranded citizens from Doha to Bahrain
Replies: 8
Views: 2559

Bahrain charters Iranian MD80 to fly stranded citizens from Doha to Bahrain

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 30529?s=20
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Interesting choice of aircraft, even more interesting they even needed an aircraft in the first place. :rotfl:

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/12 ... 30529?s=20

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by sonicruiser
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6872

CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 9757515777
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Insane video doing the rounds of a CRJ doing an engine run that turned a hangar upside down. That CRJ pilot is gonna be mega boned. Pays to have a jet blast deflector.

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 9757515777

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by sonicruiser
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13256

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

Arion640 wrote:
Are they actually being retired?


This is what I’m wondering

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by sonicruiser
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6051

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

1. When the boss stops by at the end of the shift to drop something off with a smirk on his face. 2. Animals that leap out into the middle of the road at the absolute last second. 3. People who pass me on the freeway doing 70.01 mph while I'm going 70. 4. People who smack their lips. 5. People who s...

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by sonicruiser
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DARPA requests $13 million to build a flying machine gun
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

DARPA requests $13 million to build a flying machine gun

DARPA's 2021 budget requests an allocation of $13 million for a new program to develop "an air-launched tactical range missile system capable of multi-mission support." Dubbed 'Gunslinger,' the novel weapons system "will utilize the high maneuverability of a missile system coupled wit...

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is dissent no longer allowed?
Replies: 40
Views: 1389

Re: Is dissent no longer allowed?

As far as dissent goes, you really have two options: 1. Dissent for strategic reasons 2. Dissent on an opinion If someone dissents for strategic reasons, they are usually lying to gain something. If someone dissents on an opinion, they are passionate and believe in what they are saying. In other wor...

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled because of the coronavirus
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled because of the coronavirus

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/02/2020-o ... oronavirus
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Too bad they can't move the Olympics somewhere else.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/02/2020-o ... oronavirus

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What exactly is America's strategy in Africa?
Replies: 7
Views: 458

What exactly is America's strategy in Africa?

Two things are known about Africa right now: 1. The US is involved in a massive shadow war in Africa. 2. China is pumping a lot of money into Africa. What exactly is America's strategy? https://thehill.com/opinion/international/367593-americas-shadow-war-in-africa-is-dangerous-and-counterproductive ...

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?
Replies: 111
Views: 5124

What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?

So there are a lot of conspiracy theories floating out there.

What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US airstrike in Somalia kills telecom worker
Replies: 6
Views: 507

US airstrike in Somalia kills telecom worker

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02 ... urity.html
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A U.S. airstrike killed a telecommunications worker, his employer said on Tuesday, as the U.S. military's Africa Command said it was investigating the report.

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02 ... urity.html

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165936

Re: Worldwide map of countries with coronavirus

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... meline.gif

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Animated map here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... meline.gif

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165936

Worldwide map of countries with coronavirus

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/ ... 20810.html

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I saw an interesting graphic of coronavirus cases by country on Al Jazeera

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/ ... 20810.html

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike

New developments of the last 24hrs: Turkish forces recaptured Nayrab from SAA https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/turkey-backed-fighters-recapture-key-town-syria-idlib-200225063927682.html SAA downed a Turkish drone https://twitter.com/aldin_ww/status/1232336202608660482?s=20 2 Turkish soldiers k...

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by sonicruiser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hosni Mubarak dead at 91
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/ ... 44417.html
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Hosni Mubarak is dead at 91, his ousting led the start of the Arab spring.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/ ... 44417.html

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by sonicruiser
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike

https://ria.ru/20200224/1565143667.html
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A Russian airstrike in Idlib on Monday killed 13 Turkish soldiers, at the observation point at Kansafrah and Al Barah. Presumably between the two. This is separate from a previous Russian airstrike in Idlib on Thursday that killed 2 Turkish soldiers.

https://ria.ru/20200224/1565143667.html

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by sonicruiser
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane episode of Locked up Abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Insane episode of Locked up Abroad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgsCaTOxl3o
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dfwjim1 wrote:
Love this show...the stories are gripping and NG does great job of producing the episodes.


Yeah, this was by far the best episode of the series.

New link since old one is dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgsCaTOxl3o

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by sonicruiser
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Small scale industry in Pakistan- Guns
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Small scale industry in Pakistan- Guns

Lmao, it's not small scale, it's probably the biggest industry in Peshawar/KPK. Pakistan's best gun markets are in the NWFP near Afghanistan. I've been to several of them, definitely check them out if you get the chance. Not many places in the world you can get to see stuff like it. Out past the Khy...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2852

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

Sanford has doubled in size since 2010 ... the airport draws from Volusia county ( Daytona Beach ) - Brevard County ( Melbourne ) ... I don't get this everyone that travels to central Florida is going to Disney or the convention center. It must be working or Allegiant would not be there. I live on ...

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by sonicruiser
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2852

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

The MCO region just isn’t big enough yet for these two airports to complement each other the way that FLL/MIA do. The only other exception in FL is perhaps TPA/SRQ, which are overlapping regions. (And yet, the more apt comparison, in TPA/PIE, offers a history of airlines trying to serve both, and u...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does the US need a third political party?
Replies: 37
Views: 1261

Does the US need a third political party?

If the institutionally corrupt right wing Republican and the left wing Democrat fringes won't cut it, why not establish a third new centrist party focused on liberal conservatism? It would appeal to moderates across the country looking for a party in the middle embracing the best ideas from both sid...

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