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by scbriml
Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Polish Land Forces to order 96 AH-64E Apache
Replies: 52
Views: 2790

Re: Polish Land Forces to order 96 AH-64E Apache

https://www.pgpf.org/national-debt-cloc ... nal%20debt.
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Mortyman wrote:
Where does Poland get the money from ?


The same place as any other government? America seems to function while running up $31 trillion in debt.

Source: https://www.pgpf.org/national-debt-cloc ... nal%20debt.

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by scbriml
Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Tactical Tanker
Replies: 53
Views: 3287

Re: USAF Tactical Tanker

Apparently, the USAF has decided on the use of a BWB for the next Cargo/Tanker aircraft. https://www.airandspaceforces.com/air-force-plans-new-blended-wing-body-cargo-tanker-aircraft-by-2027/ What could possibly go wrong? I mean, the KC-46 was going to be a doddle what with Boeing having all that t...

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by scbriml
Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric airliners coming soon...
Replies: 23
Views: 2513

Re: Electric airliners coming soon...

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
HV partnering with startup airline to go electric. Short haul within EU could be worth exploring to go electric. What do you all think?


I think they'll be flying in service right after United takes delivery of their 100th Boom.

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by scbriml
Thu Oct 06, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

Five pages already and not a single "blame the EU for this, let's get out and our money and all is fine again"? Oh, hold on again... It has been acknowledged within the thread that what we seen could have happened irrespective if we were in the EU or not Seriously? :rotfl: Talk about taki...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 05, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Iran Over Hijab Law
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Protests in Iran Over Hijab Law

A collection of reports since the middle of last month, when the, call it what it is, killing of the 22 year old by the 'Virtue Cops'; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cw97d85vjzmt Clearly a regime that fears it's people, the vast younger population in particular, way more than any external threat...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-63114183

What an absolute shower of shite this government is. They’ve actually managed to make BoJo look competent. :rotfl:
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BBC is reporting a hugely embarrassing U-turn - the removal of the 45% top rate of tax will now not be implemented.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-63114183

What an absolute shower of shite this government is. They’ve actually managed to make BoJo look competent. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

bennett123 wrote:
Perhaps if those on low salaries got paid more.


They’ll die waiting for the wealth to trickle down.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... arian-zeal


That can’t right because the Brexiteers say it’s got nothing to do with Brexit! :rotfl:
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GDB wrote:
How we got into this mess and the inevitable way back;
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... arian-zeal


That can’t right because the Brexiteers say it’s got nothing to do with Brexit! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

That’s a pretty vacuous argument If someone paying 13.4X more tax was also paying 13.4X for the same subsistence-level basket of goods, you might have a point. But they don’t; they acquire that same subsistence level basket of goods (or pint of milk) for the exact same price as somebody earning a f...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8887
Views: 636034

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

LHAM wrote:
There is a large fire reportedly coming from the Belbek airfield in Crimea home to Russia’s 27th Composite Aviation Division.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJzdiL8as-Q&feature=emb_title


Already discussed upthread. It was a spectacular runway over-run.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

Those who earned least will always receive no direct benefit from.income tax cut due to them most likely being exempted from paying income tax at all or only have to pay very few. By the same token, anybody above the income tax threshold will get some money back, and it stands to reason that the in...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

I discovered fixed rate mortgages in the UK aren't actually fixed rate. That alone will sink Truss now that the BoE rates will have to rise a lot, making plenty conservatives rethink their love for the party. The rate was only ever fixed for a limited number of years, not for the entire term of the...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

A101 wrote:
those that are doing alright on £150000 per year


Talk about being out of touch. :banghead:

You never answered the question - what % of working folks in the UK earn £150k+?

Delusion isn't just a word.

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

ElPistolero wrote:
Regardless, going to have a hard time squaring this with welfare benefits, including disability benefits, falling in real terms, while rich people walk away with more.


Hey, got to look after the folks that make donations to the party! :spin:

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 297
Views: 53650

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

frigatebird wrote:
Did I touch a sensitive area or so?


Only in your dreams. :sarcastic:

You do realise it's entirely the airline's decision how many seats to fit, right?

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

If people earning at or above average wage can gain more then that mean that woukd be a policy that benefit majority? Although I have no idea what the exact policy you are referring to mean since I didn't follow The tax cuts disproportionately benefited the highest earners. Those earning over £150k...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 297
Views: 53650

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

I do hope legacy airlines will not fall for this Airbus marketing BS and decide against 10 abreast on their A350s. Where is Airbus "marketing" this and why is it "BS"? The airlines have had the option to go 10X on the A350 from day one. Very few have, just as very few have gone ...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

This morning the rumours are that the government won't increase benefits in line with inflation in "an effort to show the markets the government can control spending". WTH!! It's just another example of the Tories robbing the poorest while they enrich the least deserving 1%ers. Same with ...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

The massive increase in electricity and heating costs has hit the middle and working classes very hard and the Tories has to do something, mainly give away lots of money, to stay in power and not face riots. Add in the financial affects of the Pandemic and Brexit, the cut off or Russian oil and lar...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

This morning the rumours are that the government won't increase benefits in line with inflation in "an effort to show the markets the government can control spending". WTH!! It's just another example of the Tories robbing the poorest while they enrich the least deserving 1%ers. Same with ...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26608

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

They’ve built 89 Tu-204 since 1989… To expand on this... Sukhoi Superjet - 230 built since 2007, but 60 of those are parked (incl two w/o). MS-21 - 6 built since 2017, still not certified. Il-96 - 32 built in over 30 years, only 14 in service (12 Russian Government and agencies, two with Cubana). I...

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astuteman wrote:
The Kremlin will formally incorporate the 4 regions of Ukraine into Russia on Friday ...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/kr ... cba7cb73c5

Rgds


This cannot end well.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

Thick Lizzy decided, after days of deafening silence, to emerge, via the medium of local radio. It did not go well; https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/29/liz-truss-local-radio-bbc-uk-economy-pound Some of the bizarre and if you even remotely aware of the real world (sorry Brexiteers) ins...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

The Tories have been taken over by the Brexit wing, this is the result. The direct connection is the lift of the ban on excessive bonuses within the financial sector, whatever could go wrong? But indeed no direct link to the introduction of trickle-down economics which has led to this extraordinary...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 236
Views: 9398

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

Aesma wrote:
The Chancellor will soon be gone, me thinks.


Hopefully along with the PM and Tory party.

Kwarteng today received the shortest email in history -

To: Kwasi Kwarteng
From: IMF
Subject: WTF?


Just another Brexit Bonus. I hear the unicorns are arriving next week. :banghead:

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join Sky Team
Replies: 75
Views: 13319

Re: Virgin Atlantic to join Sky Team

SCFlyer wrote:
Unfortunately VS and VA could not be any further apart than they are now


They could - if VA moved to New Zealand! :wink2:

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 2084

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

Go on Ress-Mogg, call these people 'woke, hippy, leftie' or whatever word salad comes to mind; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/23/fracking-nanas-against-fracking-community-organising Is this the same Rees-Mogg that's leading the charge to revert the UK to imperial measurements? H...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR in october
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: LHR in october

https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -lhr-egll/
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The weather in October can be very hit or miss.

Any locations on the north side are unlikely to be very useful in October as the sun will be in the south all day long.

Lots of helpful information here:
https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -lhr-egll/

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26608

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

They don't need to worry about pilot counts - they can draft pilots. Well, how ironic is that? Aeroflot pilots (and presumably pilots from other airlines) will likely be drafted into the Russian military. A further nail in the coffin of Russian civil aviation. https://news.yahoo.com/half-workers-ru...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8270

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
people get off too easy.

I believe in a true three strikes law, three convictions and go away for life.


Really? So steal a bottle of water from a shop three times and you get life?

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors
Replies: 30
Views: 3521

Re: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors

This is nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Boeing. The $200 million is just a rounding error on the tens of billions the MAX fiasco has cost them. More troubling is that much of the blame is laid squarely at the feet of DM, yet he appears to have escaped any direct punishment. Not that it’s ...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors
Replies: 30
Views: 3521

Re: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors

This is nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Boeing. The $200 million is just a rounding error on the tens of billions the MAX fiasco has cost them.

More troubling is that much of the blame is laid squarely at the feet of DM, yet he appears to have escaped any direct punishment.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 2084

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envi ... 982332.amp


Wow, you really gulp down the kool-aid.
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Arion640 wrote:
Good call - time for countries to get their energy independence instead of being addicted to Russian hydrocarbons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envi ... 982332.amp


Wow, you really gulp down the kool-aid.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19521

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Except they are sold. One assumes that the airlines involved made all the interim payments (otherwise why would Boeing build them?) Presumably all that’s unpaid is the final “delivery charge”. Less compensation payments/credits due. It’s funny how folks here see Airbus cancelling QR orders as a neg...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19521

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Agreed, tryin g to see how this is a negative move by Boeing. There are assets sitting on the ground not sold, so sell them. If China wants to order more, then they can place a new order. Except they are sold. One assumes that the airlines involved made all the interim payments (otherwise why would...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: No F-22B version
Replies: 60
Views: 4911

Re: No F-22B version

wingman wrote:
For those of us that prize looks over capability, it's important to note that the F-22 looks ten times cooler than the F-35.


That’s a low bar! A London double-decker bus looks cooler than an F-35.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 65
Views: 13517

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

If the FedEx CEO is right with what he is saying, the double circle is off the table because it would not fit 767 containers in the lower holds, or if it does in the lower holds, then the floor is to high up to fit the main deck cargo containers. Even the pallets will be limited in hight then. So i...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1136
Views: 55513

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

24 weeks was an arbitrary number as well Tugg I’d dispute that 24 weeks was just arbitrarily chosen. When set, it was generally accepted as the crossover point at which more embryos could survive than not. Even now, 23 weeks gestation is considered a borderline below which the risk of serious disab...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19521

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

I think Boeing got into the government troubles between China and the US about Taiwan, the artificial islands and such. This is no real MAX issue, but political retaliation and pressure games. Boeing had hoped for China to be the key MAX market, and now they put in on hold. It's okay to move on. Ag...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United grounds 25 777s due missed inspection
Replies: 19
Views: 9008

Re: United grounds 25 777s due missed inspection

United Airlines removed 25 of its Boeing 777-200 airplanes from service late Monday after discovering it had failed to perform required inspections on the wing leading-edge panels. The FAA said United reported the issue, and the FAA is reviewing the circumstances that led to the missed inspections....

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8887
Views: 636034

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/Flash_news_ua/statu ... 8272616448

Will be fascinating to see how far this goes,


Probably to the nearest police station where a severe beating will be administered.
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Braybuddy wrote:
Protesters in Russia have already started to mobilise:
https://twitter.com/Flash_news_ua/statu ... 8272616448

Will be fascinating to see how far this goes,


Probably to the nearest police station where a severe beating will be administered.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 308
Views: 80684

Re: Only 3 to Go: Atlas Air takes one of the last 747's to be build

Thanks. That seems absurd and choosing theatrical budget machinations over mission-critical capabilities, but that's what you get with that decision-making team. I could be wrong but i dont think the air refueling capabilities were ever used on the 742 version of the AF1 in practice. I dont remembe...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26608

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

All you Russia bashers are hilarious, you act like Russia is incapable of producing anything. IL-96-300 proves you deniers wrong, might take them a few years but they can build new aircraft. "features supercritical wings fitted with winglets, a glass cockpit, and a fly-by-wire control system. ...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1136
Views: 55513

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Tugger wrote:
24 weeks was an arbitrary number as well

Tugg


I’d dispute that 24 weeks was just arbitrarily chosen. When set, it was generally accepted as the crossover point at which more embryos could survive than not.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 1395

Re: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen

Short answer - no, he will never be as popular as the Queen.

I don’t see any way he abdicates. He’s already hinted that he’ll follow his mother’s example of life-long service.

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12474

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Klaus wrote:
Impressive spectacle.

Clearly this was way more important than the poor having food or heat.

Relative priorities are in obvious evidence.


They say being able to “read the crowd” is a skill. Maybe you should learn it?

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19521

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
China's stance on the MAX is weird... Boeing even built a joint COMAC-Boeing completion center to finish the 737s...


It’s not weird, it’s geopolitics.

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26608

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Its “glory days” when minor inconveniences like having to make a profit didn’t matter? Soviet Aeroflot was nothing but a plaything of the politburo. Let's be fair. Everything that flew commercially in the Soviet Union was Aeroflot, including crop dusters, regional flights, and the mainline flights ...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 26608

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/russia-swearing-off-boeing-airbus-products/ "Russia doesn’t exactly have a sterling track record of aviation successes in commercial airliners. See the site https://www.rbth.com Included on the list are: 1. The AN-2 single engine/fabric covered biplane/crop ...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19521

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Interesting enough, but it would be extremely difficult to prove that their regulator was not operating in good faith....that would be a very subjective view. Equally, that is the regulator of a sovereign country and, irrespective of agreeing or disagreeing, they have the ultimate right to adjudica...

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