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by scbriml
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 32
Views: 896

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

johns624 wrote:
It was some Europeans who tried to claim that he really wasn't a Norwegian, so they could distance themselves from his act.


I think you'll find it wasn't any Europeans, it was one New Zealander.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 146
Views: 22977

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

Cdydatzigs wrote:
NWAROOSTER wrote:
Tim Clark missed his chance. He could have ordered the 747-8i but he did not.

Is it too late to order the 747-8i?


That ship has sailed and disappeared over the horizon. It's too late to order any model of 747.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2022 orders
Replies: 138
Views: 46302

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2022 orders

MoreLegRoomPLS wrote:
... and Boeing May 2022 cancellations:

-4x 789 Norwegian


I expected to see those go as part of Norwegian's "recommitment" of most of their outstanding MAX orders, but I wonder why only four of the outstanding five 787s?

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Effectiveness of simple drones against tanks, targets, long term consequences
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Effectiveness of simple drones against tanks, targets, long term consequences

Because of the simple bomb dropping process, the tanks being hit are static. And drones have simple IR for night. Tanks can't move forever. There also a clip of an MTB first missed by a few meters, seeing the danger, quickly starting the engine & moving, just a second too late.. Some MTB's now ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 34
Views: 6590

Re: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets

According to MacMillan dictionary, "To agree to something or agree to do something means that you will do something that someone wants you to do:" That's just one of many possible uses of the verb and doesn't apply in this case. I'm not sure why you're getting so hung up on the semantics ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 34
Views: 6590

Re: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets

321's are in Europe only built in XFW, not in TLS whereas the 319/320 can be build in either location. Don't expect these frames to be build/assembled in the US or Chinese factories. Airbus will be building A321s in TLS in the old A380 assembly building. The plan was to be producing them by end of ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 34
Views: 6590

Re: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets

EasyJet needs airplanes, has analyzed its options and has decided to order Airbus Neos. The thread title, agrees to buy, makes it sound as if EasyJet is the passive party and has had this order imposed on it by Airbus Two parties were involved and they reached a business agreement. Airbus agrees to...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 146
Views: 22977

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

Tim Clark wants his cake and eat it too. Just like many of the best airline CEOs. He should of used his head for more than just to grown hair on. Did he really need about 125 Airbus A380 aircraft? Emirates clearly did pre-Covid. I think he's forgotten more about running a profitable airline than mo...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Serious question, You are British, correct? Why are you so polarized on American politics? Yes, I'm English. Firstly, American politics directly affects me in ways I'm not prepared to discuss here. Secondly, much of the World outside America was severely shocked by the events of 6th January and is ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 34
Views: 6590

Re: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets

Polot wrote:
Edit: And right after I post this they edit the article. From the new wording it sounds like the 56 A320neo are a new order.


Yes, agreed, it now reads like a new order (subject to shareholder approval), which explains the lack of communication from Airbus.

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 34
Views: 6590

Re: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets

Wonder if Haji will object to this new order as well like he did the last one ? Also, why not keep this announcement for Farnborough next month ? The reporting by Reuters is quite vague and it even suggests to me this is not actually a new order. Either way, it’s not firm since the article clearly ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 146
Views: 22977

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Sir Tim must have very specific wants if 350 is too small and the 380 is too big.


When did Clark say the A380 is too big?

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 146
Views: 22977

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Tim Clark missed his chance. He could have ordered the 747-8i but he did not.


Once Emirates had ordered the A380, the 748i was never going to happen for them. Let's be honest, the list of customers for it is very short.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 146
Views: 22977

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

ObadiahPlainman wrote:
So that thing would be too small, but the A380--which is being parked everywhere--is too big?

Someone please given Tim Clark some smelling salts.


I'm pretty sure Clark has never said the A380 is too big.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program
Replies: 40
Views: 9025

Re: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program

I have a hard time not seeing the 787-10 involved in this order, high capacity aircraft with good range. Seems to be working very well for SQ. Just about everyone said the 787-10 was a shoe-in at Emirates as well. :scratchchin: and they did end up ordering it. Just about everyone said the 787-10 wa...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program
Replies: 40
Views: 9025

Re: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program

ikolkyo wrote:
I have a hard time not seeing the 787-10 involved in this order, high capacity aircraft with good range. Seems to be working very well for SQ.


Just about everyone said the 787-10 was a shoe-in at Emirates as well. :scratchchin:

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

My opinion is that this crusade against Trump is unwarranted. These hearings (read: theatrics) are a distraction from the pitiful state of our economy—unfettered inflation (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559) and gas prices (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559), and the specter of a ...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 17410

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-15/cathay-pacific-studying-new-aircraft-order-for-regional-routes Cathay is still due to take the first of 21 Boeing 777-9s newest long-range aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2025. The order runs to 2028, about two years later than originally planned...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 34178

Re: Media reports: Air India may order 50 A350

Not entirely, when it comes to most of the missions they are planning with the A350, a 787-9 or even a 787-9 HGW would have been a better solution. However with deliveries of the 787 suspended, AI's previous horrendous experience with exorbitant lease rates for their 787's and also a flurry of main...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 6447

Re: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW

jubaexpress wrote:
I simply suggested that without full knowledge, blaming the passenger entirely is premature.


You did the very thing you're accusing other of doing, but in reverse.

People are basing their opinions on the available information, while you seem to be assuming the opposite.

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

An anti-vaccine doctor went to the Capitol protest on Jan 6 to film a speech against various government COVID policies. She went into the building during the riot to film her speech in Statuary Hall, and kept speaking after police asked her to leave, so was arrested. Now convicted and charged. Her ...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 6447

Re: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW

Were you there? Do you have information to suggest he 'just had to wait a few minutes'? I suspect you don't. I suspect you weren't there either. :roll: The linked article states that ground staff were helping three other restricted mobility passenger off the same flight, including the dead man's pa...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

caverunner17 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
caverunner17 wrote:
This move certainly isn't going to increase bookings for TK.


It will make close to zero difference.

If you think that, then you don’t understand global brand marketing.


Sure. Get back to me in five years when Türkiye Havayolları has failed.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

I sometimes have the feeling that native English speakers are finding all non-english words hard to pronounce. Aerolineas Argentinas and Conviasa are easy to pronounce for the 600 millions Spanish native speakers. Neither Aerolineas nor Conviasa are exactly challenging pronunciations for native Eng...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 34178

Re: Media reports: Air India may odrer 50 a350

I seem to recall AI canabolizing new 787s for parts to keep the others flying. A lessor's nightmare trying to keep serial numbered planes back together. Not to mention the shody service records. Any link to your 'claims', or is it just your personal opinion? It was a while ago now, but it was well ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

In which case, you should have made an effort to write the ü in Türk, as well as get the dot off of the i in Yollari (which I don't have on any of my keyboards, in spite of having downloaded keyboards for the 12 languages I commonly use - which goes to show how anti-international the new name of th...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

I sometimes have the feeling that native English speakers are finding all non-english words hard to pronounce. Aerolineas Argentinas and Conviasa are easy to pronounce for the 600 millions Spanish native speakers. Neither Aerolineas nor Conviasa are exactly challenging pronunciations for native Eng...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

The whole thing is just weird and a political stunt. There's no reason to not keep both the western and traditional names, ie Deutschland vs Germany or Czechia vs Czech Republic. Plenty of countries and cities have reverted to non-English, non-colonial names. Do you still call Mumbai Bombay? Do you...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

caverunner17 wrote:
This move certainly isn't going to increase bookings for TK.


It will make close to zero difference.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

As much as I like it, I don't think this is going to do TK any good, they are a connecting hub airline and here in the UK Turkish airline has a pretty big presence with several flights a day into LHR, MAN, BHX, LGW, STN etc. Türkiye Havayolları does not. What percentage of their UK passengers actua...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

dcajet wrote:
So I guess no more liveries like this one?



Why would a small change to the airline's name mean the loss of special liveries?

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18220

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

MalevTU134 wrote:
Should we laugh or cry?


Why should you do either? :confused:

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2535

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

DIRECTFLT wrote:
scbriml wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
When I go to bed at night, I do not lose sleep over the KSA.


Do you really lose sleep over Iran?


I do not lose sleep over Iran.


Fine, but it seemed to be a reasonable assumption given your statements.

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2535

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

DIRECTFLT wrote:
When I go to bed at night, I do not lose sleep over the KSA.


Do you really lose sleep over Iran?

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

No, they really don’t care and you’re deluding yourself. https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-harry-enten-predicts-republicans-take-huge-house-majority-best-position-in-over-80-years/amp/ I wasn't for one moment meaning the morally bankrupt who would vote for someone like Trump. I meant those of us (in...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul adding the A350 to their fleet
Replies: 5
Views: 3200

Re: Azul adding the A350 to their fleet

Yesterday I noticed a tweet from Tarmac Aerosave that Azul is taking delivery of used A350s: https://twitter.com/TarmacAerosave/status/1534883286362820610?s=20&t=34WC2F8LCs3xTrbeJWSF2w Planespotters.net has already listed MSN 124, 153, 168 and 187 to be going to Azul in the upcoming months, whi...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 12892

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Imagine how bad things would be if Boeing didn't have all those decades of tanker experience. :duck: As many here have tried to explain, the KC-46 is not the KC-135, it's significantly more advanced, as requested by the USAF. The decades of experience with the KC-135 won't overlap very much with th...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

AirWorthy99 wrote:
The only person who died as a result of this riot was an unarmed woman who was shot in the neck.


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

If only she'd followed the instructions of the officer.

[cue playing the World's smallest violin]

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Looks like roughly 6x as many people tuned into the Final Episode of M*A*S*H compared to the tune in numbers of the first night of the Kangaroo Jan 6 Committee.


Tells us all we need to know.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 48527

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

Having read this thread in its entirety, a couple of obvious facts springs to mind. 1: Leeham is useless as a source As with many other blog sites, Leeham is largely useless owing to it’s complete lack of insight and credible sources. It is, for better or worse, nothing more than an enthusiasts sit...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 856
Views: 280611

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

ReverseFlow wrote:
It's not the lack of equipment that's going to ground the fleets but lack of consumable parts like brakes and tyres.


The reality is, we've known this from the day sanctions were first imposed. As soon as they've gone through their stock of spares (of any part), they're done.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2535

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

luckyone wrote:
PGA has every legal ground to determine their membership requirements. It's that simple. If someone doesn't like it, they can go watch the LIV.


Which has been fine, but it hasn't been challenged on the course or in a court of law. If it is challenged in court, the PGA will very likely lose.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle

As an american colleague of mine used to say, "Only in America!"

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 344
Views: 11878

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Avatar2go wrote:
Her death is an absolutely needless tragedy.


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. She won the ultimate stupid prize.

In different circumstances, folks would be saying "If only they'd followed the officer's commands."

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2535

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

LabQuest wrote:
These players should face a lifetime ban of any tours inside the USA.


That would almost certainly be ruled illegal restraint of trade in a court of law. Which is why even repeat drug cheats don't get life bans.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 12892

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that it is still not using its fleet of KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tankers to support combat operations, and will not for the foreseeable future except in response to "emergency need." This is despite the service recently touting that these aircraft c...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RoKAF Flights to UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

RoKAF Flights to UK

Does anyone have any idea why two RoFAK C-130s and a A330 tanker all flew into Boscombe Down this evening?

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7204

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

If mental gymnastics were an Olympic event, we'd have several gold medal candidates in this very thread. The lengths they'll go to to playdown gun-related deaths is just staggering.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7204

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

There are full-blown wars that don’t kill 45,000 people a year — when the war in Ukraine is a year old it won’t have killed 45,000. You could make the case that the US is in a state of civil war with these numbers. All that’s missing is the unified reason for the death toll eg one political dispute...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6331
Views: 426274

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

bikerthai wrote:
scbriml wrote:
US or UK navy would probably never be allowed in the Black sea.


Why not, neither are by letter of the law are belligerent countries.


I didn't say that! However, I did wonder who would be able to stop them legally or physically.

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