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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Paper Straws

afcjets wrote:
The only thing you should drink from a straw is iced tea because it can stain your teeth. Same with coffee except heating plastic releases toxic chemicals.


That must be why I’ve seen so many people drinking red wine with a straw. :lol:

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Paper Straws

But yes paper staws do suck (pun is there but beside the point)! Hate 'em. Some of the gen "bio straws" are really good but whoever thinks using lame versions of paper straws is smart... isn't. Just get the better ones, it's not that hard. Tugg Yep. I have a nice collection of metal and g...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Paper Straws

Kiwirob wrote:
They absolutely ruin the taste of any carbonated drink.

Anyone else agree or disagree?


Why on Earth are you drinking a carbonated drink through a straw? :crazy:

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 5
Views: 211

It's back! F1 2020 Season

After an embarrassing false-start in Australia in March, F1 is finally back on track in Austria for the first race in a strange and probably truncated season. So what's new? With Covid-19 having taken it's toll, F1 finally gets underway this weekend with a highly revised schedule. As of today, the o...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 2025

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

'Ah aint wearing no mask 'cos it's commie', only in, well you know where, the one state that likes to be 'the biggest' (and stupidest?). If it wasn't for the risk they pose to vulnerable people, (not that they would include African Americans in that list), I'd say that 'em catch it, most of them ar...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

ltbewr wrote:
Then there is the deep insult to Native Americans as to the site's existence as well as the fireworks celebration by the USA and Pres. Trump. By the way, due to fire risks, fireworks shows there have not been held for 10 years. Talk about stupid decisions.


#WhatCouldGoWrong

#SoMuchWinning

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49060

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Boeing is not going to publicly confirm it until they are ready / required because it is a statement that will have a material effect on their market performance and the SEC has rules around the reporting of such items. It will have no material effect on revenues: it's half a plane a month. There c...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

I’m sure attendees will be asked to sign a waiver of all liability if they catch Corona. :lol:

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49060

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

It's look like that the decision has been made. The last 747 will be rolled out of the factory in about two years. The end of the 747 is there. ;-( https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-02/boeing-quietly-pulls-plug-on-the-747-closing-era-of-jumbo-jets?sref=CMQY7IGK It's not exactly confir...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

No it cannot. Might as well use their B787s then and kill the airline outright. the only airline that uses LH aircraft on SH routes is Emirates and even they are re-thinking their idea Yes it can! Lots of airlines use LH aircraft on SH routes between LH flights. MrHMSH's point was that using an A32...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 2025

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

An overdose is a suicide, IMO. What, even one you don't die from? Far from every overdose is an attempt to end one's life. :crazy: Do you think it's suicide if an idiot manages to accidentally blow their brains out while cleaning their gun? I suspect you're in a very small group that thinks that way.

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

How many 787s are owned by Norwegian? Boeing reports that as of end May, Norwegian has directly ordered 16 787s (3 x 788 and 13 x 789), with 5 x 789 to be delivered but now cancelled (including one just about ready for delivery). Of course, some or all of these might have been sold to lessors and l...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10342

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Well the last time they had test flights when they sprung the bit flip test, the bad news came out pretty quickly, so........ IMHO, very different situation now. Perhaps they are and we don't know about it yet. As reported up-thread, the FAA says it's all done. https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?new...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10342

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

AndoAv8R wrote:
Has anyone heard how the flight testing went? cant find any information other than the generic FAA statement.


Do you really think you're going to hear anything other than 'generic statements' until all the data analysis is completed? Don't hold your breath.

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 2025

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Suicides way up. +18% in March, +29% in April, +42% in May. At least Karen feels safe. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-drug-overdose/ And those are just USA numbers... The article you linked doesn't seem to say what you think it does. :shakehead: It's talking about drug...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian is hit by the Corona virus, so they canceled the MAX order because traffic demand has collapsed. That is true, although Norwegian was struggling before Covid-19 hit. Boeing's MAX issues just made it easy for Norwegian to cancel (Norwegian had the leverage). Their problem existed long befo...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4015

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Now Bolton is saying he briefed the president on this issue last year. https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1 officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 2025

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I will admit to being frustrated yesterday and have come around on this. Masks are better than lock-downs. Even Trum now thinks face masks are a good idea, though, of course, his reasoning is all about him. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53258792 US President Donald Trump, long opposed ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Wouldn't have made a difference the fundamental problem is where do you put planes in the off season? Because the legacies dump economy seats in the offseason and that kills the discounter market An A321XLR could be used on intra-European routes relatively easily. No it cannot. Might as well use th...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

More cancellations will continue to come in. The MAX is the easiest airframe to cancel right now.. Low hanging fruit for an airline/leasing company to reduce liabilities. agree on that, airlines can wait forever and cancel it, they don't have to do it right now since the covid and max situation are...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

alfa164 wrote:
They have truly become a cult


Damned autocorrect! :wink2:

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

Where does one even find pilots? Pakistan? :duck: I thought n865f was preserved. I saw it parked at YIP a couple of years ago and it was, apparently, going to the Yankee Air Museum. 5079637 I first saw this plane operating for Seaboard World back in 1975. It was also a regular in he UK operating ca...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 190
Views: 47813

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

BOC Aviation cancels 30 MAX. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boc-aviation-boeing-orders/hong-kongs-boc-aviation-cancels-30-boeing-737-max-aircraft-orders-idUSKBN2412PB#:~:text=June%2030%20%28Reuters%29%20%2D%20Hong,737%20MAX%20aircrafts%2C%20it%20added (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s BOC Aviation (2588.H...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

Shockingly unsurprising for a self-aggrandising egotist. :roll:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Corrupt image
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Corrupt image

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflo ... 11/6060313
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Hi, I noticed this image is showing up looking corrupted.



https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflo ... 11/6060313

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

t is almost as if police officers are afraid to do their jobs now because they can be arrested and charged with crimes even if they don't do anything wrong (see: Atlanta). They should have no reason to be afraid if they do their jobs correctly. As for Atlanta, that’s your opinion yet to be confirme...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

AFAIK, the PTVs are central to the buy-on-board model. Passengers select and pay for drinks, snacks and food via the PTV system and the cabin crew deliver it. Massively successful if a number of online trip-reports are to be believed. This is correct. It's a really good system and works very well. ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

It's doubly surprising that "only" 300ish MAX's have been cancelled, overall. It's much more than "300ish". At the end of 2018, Boeing had total MAX sales of 5,005. At the end of May this year, the total was 4,619. The loss of Norwegian's 92 will take MAX to over 400 cancellatio...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23178

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Ishrion wrote:
Just clarifying... these were Norwegian’s remaining Boeing orders? So now they only have 20 A321LRs on order?


Yes, it is a cancellation of all their outstanding Boeing orders.

Airbus lists Norwegian as having 58 x A320neo and 30 x A321neo on order.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An-225 pitch trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: An-225 pitch trim

Looking at this picture, there seems to be three moveable sections on each side of the horizontal stab. Whether or not they're actually used, I'm afraid I can't say. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50058855282_8124eb342d_b.jpg Image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya edited ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Animals on my old slides
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Animals on my old slides

2 x Swissair

Are you sure Kesjee hasn't been round to your house? :duck:

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bully, Coward, Victim: The Roy Cohn Story
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Bully, Coward, Victim: The Roy Cohn Story

The Roy Cohn who was a fixer/mentor to the Trumps, especially Donald? I thought while not famous, he'd be better known, or infamous. Hated gays, though not enough to be promiscuous with them, died of AIDS, that's the guy? He was infamous enough for Billy Joel to include him in "We didn't start...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

I'm ashamed. :banghead: You should be; that photo is from 2014. You're usually better than that. :lol: Well that is a tad embarrassing. :shock: :oops: Good catch Indeed. :checkmark: However, one news source using an old stock photo to illustrate a story doesn't actually change the fact that beaches...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2745

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Naming airports after people is not uniquely American. Certainly isn't. Here we have Liverpool Airport as 'John Lennon Airport'. Not berating his undoubted greatness in his field, however as soon as he had money he couldn't leave the city fast enough, before NY settling in Weybridge, in the SE of E...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

Please point out to a single post on this board where I've ever defended a bad cop. I haven't. You may think you haven't, but when you write: As horrible as some of these cases are, the statistics absolutely don't support the narrative that the anti-police crowd is pushing. I can find plenty of vid...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4015

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53204747
Russia has rejected as "baseless" accusations that it offered Taliban-linked militants rewards to kill US and other Nato troops in Afghanistan.
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Russia says it's not true, so obviously it didn't happen. :liar:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53204747

Russia has rejected as "baseless" accusations that it offered Taliban-linked militants rewards to kill US and other Nato troops in Afghanistan.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

If I had to guess, it would be the original 9/11 thread.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2745

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

gaystudpilot wrote:
Naming airports after people is not uniquely American.


Certainly not. You haven't been anywhere until you've landed at "Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport"! :yes:

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4015

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Newark727 wrote:
Good news everybody! Russia says they totally didn't do it.

Just like they totally didn't have anything to do with those soldiers in Ukraine.


Or spreading Novichok around Salisbury. Or shooting down MH17. Or bombing hospitals in Syria. Or... :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90170

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

WN732 wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
scbriml wrote:

Seriously? If launched it would be a brand new plane and not called 757Anything.


We don’t know that.


Lol the dude's joke just went over y'all's heads.


Lol y'all bin sleepin for two months?

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

As Covid-19 cases hit record numbers in America, Mike Pence praises "remarkable progress". :spin: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53188289 https://i.imgur.com/Si5D4TE.png https://i.imgur.com/Si5D4TE.png Also Mike Pence: "We flattened the curve" https://live.staticflickr.com...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Meanwhile, in the UK (or to be more precise, England)... Government: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50046763221_c663ed8e42_z.jpg (c)BBC.co.uk & https://imgur.com/bGXcHFB English public two days later: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50047021472_0fe4191231_b.jpg (c)Huw Evan Agency Also E...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

cairns wrote:
Lots of stupid going on.


When in history has that not been the case?

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

The Taliban destroyed a lot of history. The left wing mimics them. Tearing down statues of Grant and other abolitionists only shows how stupid they are. Who, exactly, is "the left wing"? Are they more or less stupid that people who claim statues of slavers and the confederate flag are &qu...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racist incidents at Boeing
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Racist incidents at Boeing

I wonder how people will react when they find out that William Boeing (you know, the guy for who the company is named for since he founded it) supported segregationist policies, up to the point that a tract of land he owned was opened for development so long as only Whites could move there. The bes...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico

I had a business trip to Farmington some years ago. I flew to Phoenix by BA and then a Great Lakes Be-1900 to Farmington. I then had a quick weekend break in Phoenix so another two legs on Great Lakes. My biggest surprise was landing at Farmington because I thought we were somewhat high when the cre...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Adding pictures from Photo Corner in threads.
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Adding pictures from Photo Corner in threads.

Click on the image in Photo Corner (whether it's in your rejected or screening queue) so the image opens full size. Right-click on the full size image and select "Copy image address" from the pop-up menu. Then you can either paste the link into a post, or you can use the insert image butto...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unprofessional screener feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Unprofessional screener feedback

Yes, it’s nice to know what they think about us.....behind our backs. I think every rejection/acceptance should have the screener name visible. If the screener is confidant in their own ability this shouldn’t be a problem. What will that help to achieve? And the user name of the rejecting screener ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33817

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

Air France will be a large A350-900 operator but will need something bigger to replace their 777-300ER & A380's. Based on what? How do you know they don't want to shrink capacity (other than them saying it). The A350-1000 is not large enough ....again, based on _______? Only the Concorde had Ro...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4285

Re: large single aisle aircraft

Unless there’s front and back door board and deplane; which IMHO, would be very unusual. Add to that, not that many airports have jetways to board/deplane front and back doors. Many LCCs wouldn't care about that. Certainly in Europe they're using stairs more often than not, and the higher number of...

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