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by ronglimeng
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Punctuation Knowers
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

RE: For Punctuation Knowers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/oly720man" class="quote" target="_blank">oly720man</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>To be pedantic, it's "Woolf", not "Wol...

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by ronglimeng
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Baggage Handlers Throwing Baggage
Replies: 49
Views: 14969

Air Canada Baggage Handlers Throwing Baggage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nitepilot79" class="quote" target="_blank">nitepilot79</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> I find it puzzling....thought no on...

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by ronglimeng
Wed May 01, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: May 2013 - Dambusters 70th Anniversary
Replies: 23
Views: 7769

RE: May 2013 - Dambusters 70th Anniversary

I find the "Dambusters March" that was composed for the movie (?) a curious piece. There are parts of it that I really like and other parts that just sound too frivolous.

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by ronglimeng
Wed May 01, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 70th Anniversary Of Doolittle Raid On Tokyo
Replies: 6
Views: 6360

RE: 70th Anniversary Of Doolittle Raid On Tokyo

April 18th was actually the 71st anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.

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by ronglimeng
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Well Do You Know Geography?
Replies: 91
Views: 4521

RE: How Well Do You Know Geography?

I got 27,812 which I am happy with. I had a general idea where every European city was but I was surprised how vague I was on the location of Oslo and Stockholm.

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by ronglimeng
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are Some Good TV Shows To Watch?
Replies: 39
Views: 3543

RE: What Are Some Good TV Shows To Watch?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/comorin" class="quote" target="_blank">comorin</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>HBO started the <acronym title="Virgin Exp...

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by ronglimeng
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are Some Good TV Shows To Watch?
Replies: 39
Views: 3543

RE: What Are Some Good TV Shows To Watch?

The only good American TV is the British stuff on PBS.

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by ronglimeng
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daylight Saving Time...WHY?
Replies: 47
Views: 3034

RE: Daylight Saving Time...WHY?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ER757" class="quote" target="_blank">ER757</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>Speak for yourself - for us early risers, we j...

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by ronglimeng
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Really Disrespectful?
Replies: 84
Views: 5365

RE: Is This Really Disrespectful?

I think the presence of a member of the "Old Guard" "walking the mat" actually detracts from the solemnity of the location and draws attention away from the Tomb towards a "performance". There are always would-be visitors to "hallowed ground" who just don't get it and need to be either tuned up or t...

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by ronglimeng
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Media Bullying
Replies: 53
Views: 3404

RE: Social Media Bullying

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Maverick623" class="quote" target="_blank">Maverick623</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>It deeply offends me that her suicid...

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by ronglimeng
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Years Since Cuban Missile Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

RE: 50 Years Since Cuban Missile Crisis

Wow, Fifty Years ! I had just entered high school and was thoroughly enjoying everything about Grade 9. When the crisis started I thought that all that would come to an end. I remember asking Mom what we would do for a fall-out shelter. She said "I guess we'll get into the fruit cellar". When the cr...

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by ronglimeng
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trucking In Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 3554

RE: Trucking In Canada

I'm surprised that a Canadian trucking company would come all the way to Tunisia to recruit drivers. It sounds a little fishy. I hope you haven't paid the recruiter any of your own money, have you ?

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by ronglimeng
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metric Or Imperial?
Replies: 155
Views: 10268

RE: Metric Or Imperial?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NAV20" class="quote" target="_blank">NAV20</a> (<a href="#138" class="quote">Reply 138</a>):<br/><i>Six feet isn't 1.83m., it's 1.8288m</i></fon...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metric Or Imperial?
Replies: 155
Views: 10268

RE: Metric Or Imperial?

In the "imperial" system of units, we also have the "yard" which I don't think anyone has mentioned above. The yard is very roughly equivalent to the metre. The yard is used very little compared to the "foot" for the same reason I think that some of us are saying the metre is inconvenient - it's jus...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metric Or Imperial?
Replies: 155
Views: 10268

RE: Metric Or Imperial?

Okay, but I'd very much prefer to walk to school on a windy morning when it's 0 deg C rather than 0 deg F !

[Edited 2012-09-14 11:59:36]

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by ronglimeng
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Embassies In Egypt And Libya Attacked!
Replies: 448
Views: 11699

RE: U.S. Embassies In Egypt And Libya Attacked!

Never mind these usual cases of unhappy Muslims demonstrating on their lunch hours, think of the furor in the Christian world when the Python's came out with that blasphemous "Life of Brian" !

.....aaaahh, never mind.

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by ronglimeng
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metric Or Imperial?
Replies: 155
Views: 10268

RE: Metric Or Imperial?

I like to take units from both systems... In carpentry work, a millimetre is as accurate as I can get, and a centimetre is a little more precise than an inch for the estimating that I do. Working with those friggin' fractions is eliminated. For distances, I've accepted kilometres after some reluctan...

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by ronglimeng
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2015 U.S. Appliance Minimum Efficiency Standards
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

RE: 2015 U.S. Appliance Minimum Efficiency Standards

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1337Delta764" class="quote" target="_blank">1337Delta764</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Well, these minimum federal standa...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2015 U.S. Appliance Minimum Efficiency Standards
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

RE: 2015 U.S. Appliance Minimum Efficiency Standards

Appliances ?

I'd like to see something for electric toasters. We've had a real run of crappy, crappy toasters.

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by ronglimeng
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monday's Rant: $ 120 For A Bilingual Box?
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

RE: Monday's Rant: $ 120 For A Bilingual Box?

Funny you should mention "bilingual" and "Fort Gratiot". I often go into the Lowes store over there, just for the same price difference reasons you talk about. I'm always amazed by the complete bilingual (English / Spanish) signage in the store. You'd think they were on the Mexican border at Laredo,...

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by ronglimeng
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indians In Call Centres Giving Western Names.
Replies: 30
Views: 4197

RE: Indians In Call Centres Giving Western Names.

There's another way of looking at this...

I have a Polish friend name Jerzy. He goes by "George" here in Canada.

Why: Because he can't stand listening to people mangle the pronunciation of his proper name.

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by ronglimeng
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bastille Day - July 14 1789 - La Marseillaise
Replies: 16
Views: 3665

Bastille Day - July 14 1789 - La Marseillaise

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MadameConcorde" class="quote" target="_blank">MadameConcorde</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>This to me is the most ...

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by ronglimeng
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hypocrisy At Its Best?
Replies: 24
Views: 3990

RE: Hypocrisy At Its Best?

My thinking is that it was inappropriate for you to identify a guest of your employer, particularly on the same day that he boarded.

I suggest you be more discrete in your future postings or else you might be looking for a new job.

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by ronglimeng
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D-Day: 6 June 1944
Replies: 50
Views: 3186

RE: D-Day: 6 June 1944

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>It is quite possible that Rongli...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D-Day: 6 June 1944
Replies: 50
Views: 3186

RE: D-Day: 6 June 1944

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>the hype about the Normandy landin...

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by ronglimeng
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Woman Stands Up To Vice And Virtue Police
Replies: 72
Views: 5570

RE: Saudi Woman Stands Up To Vice And Virtue Police

I enjoyed that piece but it would be nice to learn that the lady is just an ordinary woman who got fed up with these guys rather than a woman of privilege (Saudi Princess or the like), who these V&V boys tangled with by mistake

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by ronglimeng
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Obama's Religion & The Deep South
Replies: 121
Views: 4074

RE: President Obama's Religion & The Deep South

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/danielmyatt" class="quote" target="_blank">danielmyatt</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>... to think of it, our <acronym tit...

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by ronglimeng
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Interracial Marriage?
Replies: 115
Views: 7411

RE: Do You Believe In Interracial Marriage?

Assyrian ? I thought you were already wiped out ? The last time I heard "Assyrian" was in Grade 9 poetry: The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea When the blue wave rolls nightly on de...

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by ronglimeng
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Etiquette When Eating At A Buffet
Replies: 35
Views: 3346

RE: Etiquette When Eating At A Buffet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zrs70" class="quote" target="_blank">zrs70</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> Can someone go for the next course when ...

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by ronglimeng
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Hunters International
Replies: 32
Views: 2569

RE: House Hunters International

My wife came onto this program as something to watch after lunch.

I enjoyed it with her for awhile, but it wasn't too long before I got the feeling, just as "luckyone", that the whole thing was staged.

She watches it alone now.

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by ronglimeng
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Modest Proposal To Maximise Pilot Productivity
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

RE: A Modest Proposal To Maximise Pilot Productivity

[Tongue also in cheek] Yes those big things practically fly themselves so I would welcome discussing my problem with someone who has developed that firm, authoritative, can-do voice. In my heart I know that not much is really going to be done but for that brief moment, it would be a satisfying exper...

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by ronglimeng
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When The First Lady Is A Man...
Replies: 23
Views: 2511

RE: When The First Lady Is A Man...

Why do Americans (or anybody else for that matter) need to have a special designation for the spouse of an elected official ? For myself, I'd like to see them keep a faily low profile - after all, nobody elected them. In Canada, the wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Harper, stays out of the limelight...

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by ronglimeng
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Eliminating 1¢ Piece–Why Not Go Further?
Replies: 46
Views: 2641

Canada Eliminating 1¢ Piece–Why Not Go Further?

Canadians received word about a week ago that the 1¢ piece (currently costing 1.6¢ to make) will no longer be produced and will be phased out. Prices will be rounded up or down to the nearest 5¢. It seems to me that continuing to divide our dollar into hundreds of a cent rounded to the nearest 5 cen...

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by ronglimeng
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Soldier Kills Afghans In Shooting Spree
Replies: 265
Views: 8251

RE: US Soldier Kills Afghans In Shooting Spree

I'm really impressed with the number of members here who are taking the time and making the effort to educate a "16-20" year-old.

However, at some point, just like in Afghanistan, won't you have to give it up as a lost cause, and regret that you got involved in the first place ?

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by ronglimeng
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Soldier Kills Afghans In Shooting Spree
Replies: 265
Views: 8251

RE: US Soldier Kills Afghans In Shooting Spree

I don't suppose that you guys with the American flags in your headers, expressing a minimal sympathy to the dead, but then spending most of your post suggesting how this tragedy can be explained...i.e. showing sympathy and understanding towards the killer, realise that you appear just like the moder...

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by ronglimeng
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Muslim Admits To Attacking Atheist
Replies: 87
Views: 3581

RE: Muslim Admits To Attacking Atheist

Muslims remind me of the Italian-American with a cousin in the Mafia.

He doesn't approve of his cousin's career choice and behaviour, but sometimes it's useful to let other people know about that cousin and how he's related.

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by ronglimeng
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Muslim Admits To Attacking Atheist
Replies: 87
Views: 3581

RE: Muslim Admits To Attacking Atheist

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MadameConcorde" class="quote" target="_blank">MadameConcorde</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>I have always felt most welc...

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by ronglimeng
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Afghanistan Koran-burning Incident
Replies: 91
Views: 3711

RE: Afghanistan Koran-burning Incident

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dreadnought" class="quote" target="_blank">Dreadnought</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>How about the Afghans taking some ...

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by ronglimeng
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Afghanistan Koran-burning Incident
Replies: 91
Views: 3711

RE: Afghanistan Koran-burning Incident

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>They are trained to be soldiers, not d...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Afghanistan Koran-burning Incident
Replies: 91
Views: 3711

RE: Afghanistan Koran-burning Incident

I'm sorry if this sounds anti-American, but it seems to me that if the armed forces of any nation have the likelihood to step in it, it would be the American forces...and particularly the US Marines.

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by ronglimeng
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Help With A German Dog Name
Replies: 55
Views: 3120

RE: Need Help With A German Dog Name

How about "Blondi" ?

(I seem to remember that name from somewhere)

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by ronglimeng
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Minute Inspiration For Christmas Gifts!
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

RE: Last Minute Inspiration For Christmas Gifts!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Checo77" class="quote" target="_blank">Checo77</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I left it [t]his year to the last min...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christopher Hitchens Dies At 62
Replies: 20
Views: 2769

RE: Christopher Hitchens Dies At 62

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/texan" class="quote" target="_blank">texan</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I didn't agree with everything he said bu...

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by ronglimeng
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YVR Driving Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

RE: YVR Driving Help.

Is changing over from left-side to right-side driving an issue for you? If it might be, I'd suggest doing so at the simplest and quietest rental location ...say the airport outside of rush-hours. When I occasionally rent a car, I'm usually in a rush to get on my way and I don't properly familiarise ...

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by ronglimeng
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racist Nutcase On Tram
Replies: 36
Views: 2559

RE: Racist Nutcase On Tram

She was just one ignorant woman mouthing off. The appropriate action of nearby riders should have been to just roll their eyes and ignore her.

But she was a white woman, right ? So the story went viral.

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by ronglimeng
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baroque Has Passed Away.
Replies: 144
Views: 7063

RE: Baroque Has Passed Away.

A significant loss to a.net.

I always made it a point to read all his posts, regardless of the subject.

Imiakhtar, let me just say that you did a very nice job in your opening post in how you brought this to our attention.

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by ronglimeng
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Too Much Christmas Overload Too Soon!
Replies: 60
Views: 3299

RE: Too Much Christmas Overload Too Soon!

I'm with you zippyjet! I can understand the greedy commercial aspects of it all, but only a week ago I saw several houses with green wreaths and red ribbons already hung. It seems to be part of a general trend to rush things. As I recall, Halloween preparations got started here soon after Labour Day...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French Paper Firebombed For Depicting Muhammed...
Replies: 202
Views: 6282

RE: French Paper Firebombed For Depicting Muhammed...

It seems to be impossible for a Muslim (even a moderate one) to discuss this topic without using the word "but". I just wish that any significantly-sized group of Muslims, recently migrated to the West, would say something to the effect that: "we recognise that there are elements within our religion...

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by ronglimeng
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French Paper Firebombed For Depicting Muhammed...
Replies: 202
Views: 6282

RE: French Paper Firebombed For Depicting Muhammed...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#104" class="quote">Reply 104</a>):<br/><i>The problem of the Islam nowadays is, that there a...

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by ronglimeng
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disgust And Outrage: Chinese Toddler Left To Die
Replies: 36
Views: 3206

RE: Disgust And Outrage: Chinese Toddler Left To Die

Well, this is a pretty sad ending to the story. I have some connections with China and I know first hand that there is a callousness to others in China that is much more obvious there than in other countries. Don’t blame the Party so much - I think the Chinese have always been like that. The Communi...

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