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by scbriml
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did you break your Yom Kippur fast?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: How did you break your Yom Kippur fast?

I didn't.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The Netherlands is preparing for a hard Brexit. € 100million is reserved for hiring extra personnel to have a controlled hard Brexit. Sensible. So thanks for that, Brits, € 100million of my tax Euro's to waste. You're welcome. :wave: Let's be honest, €100million is peanuts in Government spending te...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: If the USSR were still around...

vrbarreto wrote:
I miss the Soviet union.. It had the abity to end the United states 5 times over....


:rotfl:

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa

Kaphias wrote:
This is the only thing I use quinoa for. Cooked with broth in the rice cooker. Absolutely delicious.


Every recipe can be improved by leaving the quinoa out! :wink2:

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

As Mr. Barnier has pointed out before, and will likely institutionalize soon in a clarification of the EU's backstop proposal, the 'Irish Sea border' as it is wrongfully called doesn't have to be situated down the Irish Sea itself for the EU, it can be pretty much everywhere else too, for as long a...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

sabenapilot wrote:
None of 'our' problem, really, to quote the Brexiteers when they push Chequers in face of all the legal objections from the EU.


I'm not disagreeing, just pointing out that the "North Sea border" was never a realistic option.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: High in frame?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: High in frame?

Hi all, I just had this image rejected (also after appeal) for high in frame: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/0/2/5182205.jpg?v=v448625c3e19 To me the centering looks fine as there is more or less equal amount of sky above and below the a/c. Also compared to other photos, e.g. http...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 27
Views: 4598

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

I suspect it would be too heavy to realistically compete with a new offering from Boeing. Can't see it happening.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

sabenapilot wrote:
so it's clear the border has to come down the Irish Sea...


Which is a no-go for NI as it "separates" them from the rest of the UK. Not happening and it's been made very clear it's an unacceptable solution.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 40
Views: 5977

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

Plus they will have analysed years of pax data before making this move, to establish likely demand. This is Gulf Air we're talking about. They change their strategy more often than I change my underpants. Don't get me wrong. I have a bit of a soft spot for them and used to love seeing their VC-10s ...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s
Replies: 15
Views: 2786

Re: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s

Another change of strategy by Gulf Air?

I'm shocked. :liar:

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 40
Views: 5977

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

Plus they will have analysed years of pax data before making this move, to establish likely demand. This is Gulf Air we're talking about. They change their strategy more often than I change my underpants. Don't get me wrong. I have a bit of a soft spot for them and used to love seeing their VC-10s ...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 89
Views: 2132

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

Tugger wrote:
I believe it was a word of warning not any kind of boast.


Ah, yes I can see that's possible now you mention it. :blush:

If that was LMP737's intent, then I apologise.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 89
Views: 2132

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

LMP737 wrote:
Before I sign off let me remind you that the US Special Forces toppled the Taliban with lightening speed.


Is that the same Taliban that are now back in control of large swathes of Afghanistan? The same Taliban that can let off bombs in Kabul with impunity? Just wondering.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 161
Views: 47418

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Perhaps the article has been changed, but nothing about the Auvergne in either article. It has, see Scipio's original quotation. The russians themselves said that it was a Syrian SAM. Yes, but originally they apparently claimed it was shot down by the French. If you play with fire in someone else's...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 1708

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

Seems like a sensible move. Sukhoi’s support outside Russia looks to be very poor.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 161
Views: 47418

Re: Russian Military Crashes

The Russians may be trying to blame the French, though: "The trace of the Il-20 on flight control radars disappeared during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets on Syrian facilities in Latakia province," Russia's Tass news agency reported. "At the same time Russian air control radar s...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 76
Views: 11864

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

lightsaber wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
That’s great to hear! Went to Pima last November great museum. Now I’ll definitely have to go back.

How does PIMA compare to Udvar-Hazy?


UH is pretty amazing, but from a photography perspective Pima wins for me plus the vast majority of exhibits being outside.

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa

Quinoa? :yuck:

Horrible texture and no taste. Why does anyone bother with it? It might be handy in the bottom of a bird cage.

I thought you had better taste, Doc?

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 89
Views: 2132

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

In 7 minutes, you managed to watch the briefing, which is 37 minutes? Like me, he probably didn't want to waste 37 minutes of his life watching a briefing in Russian that he cannot understand. Doesn't seem unreasonable. I'll wait for an English language transcript from a reputable source. A reasona...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 38
Views: 749

Re: The correct shire

readytotaxi wrote:
The was a campaign some time back when the Chavs to the East of London wanted to re-brand the county as Essexshire cos it sounded posh. Core Blimey gov'ner !


I believe the correct term is "Essexinit".

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 38
Views: 749

Re: The correct shire

sbworcs wrote:

No. Worstershire is the best.


Worcestershire is indeed the best county - lovely city, countryside and villages!




I live there,,,,,


Not to mention the best sauce!

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 38
Views: 749

Re: The correct shire

Surreyshire.

Game over.

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

sevenair wrote:
If I could choose anyone it would be Priti Patel.


The same Priti Patel who had secret ministerial-level meetings in Israel whilst "on holiday" (without telling the Foreign Office or British Embassy) and had to resign?

Great candidate! :banghead:

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Our hard remain government have negotiated brexit in name only but that's what happens when you leave remainers to do a leaver's job. I've asked before and you've never answered. Which "leavers" would you have had lead the effort? One of these? :rotfl: https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1803

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

There are actually some versions of British passports where holders are not being recognized by EU as part of EU. I guess the situation for British Citizens passport holders would be the same as those other British passport holders after Brexit We have UK passports, not British. Which UK passports ...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Just want to say this. As someone who lives in Salisbury, the first thing you see on leaving the station is the Spire. Yes, I remember that from my visit to Salisbury a few years ago. You'd have to be the dumbest kind of tourist to head in the opposite direction. Unless, of course, you had a messag...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 78
Views: 12991

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

Now Interjet is speaking of 20 more 320 neo, 162 seats vs 150 on the 320 ceo, and they are saying that the Superjet fleet will stay however the number of aircrafts will be reduced in the long run...acording to El Financiero report. http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/empresas/interjet-eleva-pedido-de-av...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Any change wouldn't necessarily mean ditching BST rather switching to BST year round. Which would have nothing to do with the EU and would be entirely a different decision to simply stopping observing "daylight saving". It would also be a UK decision, not an EU one. You seem to be very co...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

You guys crack me up. Your hypocrisy and double standards are too funny! Like I say, in your eyes the EU simply cannot do wrong. Fanatical doesn’t even come close! I've never said the EU can do no wrong. In my view, the benefits of being a member of the EU far outweigh the disadvantages. When I say...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Braybuddy wrote:
Funny how the two buddies have passports with numbers one digit apart!


I'm sure that's just one of those freaky coincidences. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Yet within weeks we have seen two EU ideas that will create division on the island of Ireland. Not only would people on both sides of the border have to change their watches, those in NI will need an additional piece of paperwork. I don't know how anyone could argue that creating a time border on t...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

In a similar vain they're trying to ditch daylight savings after decades of the current system and decades of protest from certain groups throughout the EU. The timing is deliberate. They know that the UK cannot ditch daylight savings as it would be very unfavourable in Scotland and the north and t...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 78
Views: 12991

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet, rebutted.

anxo75 wrote:
To no avail...SSJ haters will go on without rest.


Nobody is "smearing" the SSJ, it's doing that all by itself aided and abetted by Sukhoi's lack of support.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Let's not forget that Corbyn has historically been Eurosceptic and his backing for a remain vote in 2016 came across as very half-hearted, plus he's on record saying that Labour would also back leaving the Single Market and Customs Union (despite others in his party thinking differently). Indeed, L...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Looks like the GRU may have been busy again... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45505064 Mr Verzilov is married to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the Pussy Riot member who was sentenced in 2012 to two years in jail for a performance at a Moscow cathedral. Ms Tolokonnikova tweeted: "Pyotr may h...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Looks like the GRU may have been busy again... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45505064 Mr Verzilov is married to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the Pussy Riot member who was sentenced in 2012 to two years in jail for a performance at a Moscow cathedral. Ms Tolokonnikova tweeted: "Pyotr may ha...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7059

Re: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100

So... *Sylvester Stalone in Oscar accent* Did Aeroflot or did Aeroflot not order 100 SSJs as someone here promised they would? Depends! It sounds like an MoU or LoI to me. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeroflot-to-take-100-more-superjets-451796/ Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has struck...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Even in that case - what passports to what names did they show to officials in SVO? Why are you asking us? :confused: That's a question any reasonably competent 3rd World country would be able to answer. So I'm sure Russia, with all its resources, is able to work out who the hell flies internationa...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

ChrisKen wrote:
Which we could have in blue anyway....it was the UK that decided to harmonise the colour with the rest of the EU, it wasn't demanded.


I know, it's just a little tease. :wink2:

ChrisKen wrote:
Being honest, I prefer the burgundy.


You're not the only one.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1707
Views: 34501

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

In short: People Think This Picture Captures The Mood Of Brexit Britain Perfectly: https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b97e81a190000320e503e73.jpeg?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale Ah yes, the Brexit braintrust struggling to come up with anything other than empty catchphrases. No workable ideas. No pla...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 1773

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

Butt ugly.

This will be the car equivalent of the Sukhoi SSJ. Those brave enough outside Russia to buy it will find poor service and support. Good luck getting spare parts.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

One thing that British seem to have forgot about - is that Vladimir Putin is one of 2 men on this planet capable of wiping that island, with its Theresa May, Skripals and all their problems from Earth's surface in 15 minutes. It doesn't take you long to resort to violent threats, does it? :sarcasti...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-800
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Airbus A350-800

Airlines started losing interest in the A350-800 as soon as Airbus announced it would be a simple shrink of the -900 rather than an optimised model. As we've seen from the significant increases in MTOW and range for the -900, it's brings a lot that the -800 probably doesn't need. With an ever-shrink...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45454142


Not a surprise at all, especially given our own experiences in this, the original Skripal poisoning thread, MH317 threads, etc, etc.
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Braybuddy wrote:
This won't be of any surprise to members of a.net:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45454142


Not a surprise at all, especially given our own experiences in this, the original Skripal poisoning thread, MH317 threads, etc, etc.

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29277

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

fsxfan38 wrote:
Maybe discontinuing the 757 was a big mistake?


It would have been a bigger mistake to continue building it when nobody was buying it.

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 462
Views: 10983

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Braybuddy wrote:
Wonder whose heads will roll in Mosocw over this? Those incompetent agents' careers are well-and-truly over, I would say.


Yep. Failed miserably to kill an old man and his daughter and instead killed an innocent woman.

Welcome to "The World of Vlad". :crazy:

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