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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

marcelh wrote:
Spain-Germany the best match so far. 1-1 but fun to watch. Football as it meant to be instead of the streetfighting yesterday (ARG-MEX).


Not sure I agree with that assessment. Neither team created many chances with only seven shots on target between the two teams.

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 69
Views: 6290

Re: BA considering LGW-HNL

BA's 77Es had no problem making LHE-EZE (13 hours and 6,000nm). LHR-HNL is about 300nm further, so I suspect the plane is certainly capable, but I honestly don't know how big a deal that extra 300nm is. It would be nearly a polar route so that might have some impact in the winter. going LGW to HNL ...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 69
Views: 6290

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

HNL from Europe is trash yields . It’s often cheaper to fly Dub - HNL , than SFO - HNL and it would fail to compete with the Caribbean , the Maldives , Cape Town , Brazil , Thailand etc all of which are much more interesting and accessible than Hawaii Given what I’ve read here about the high cost o...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Canada is out but nevertheless was one of the positive surprises this World cup. They Played with heart. Yes, valiant effort by Canada, but like many of the “lesser” teams, a lack of quality and composure in the final third of the pitch. Croatia had far too much quality for them although the scorel...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 69
Views: 6290

Re: BA considering LGW-HNL

BA's 77Es had no problem making LHE-EZE (13 hours and 6,000nm). LHR-HNL is about 300nm further, so I suspect the plane is certainly capable, but I honestly don't know how big a deal that extra 300nm is. It would be nearly a polar route so that might have some impact in the winter.

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Another shock - Morocco beats Belgium 2-0. A thoroughly deserved win by Morocco. Belgium looked flat and slow. It seems their golden era is in rapid decline despite still being ranked #2 by FIFA.

This is tuning into a World Cup of shocks.

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Mbappe is a good player but Messi is the player of his generation. Mbappe already has a World Cup and is a player for the next Gen, but I think most neutrals would at heart love to see Messi hold the cup, if Argentina made it to the final. Maybe "some" rather than "most". The pr...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Nice help for us Germans from Costa Rica. Probably the most rediculous win I have ever seen. Japan played like we did in the first game. Indeed, they really blew their chance to pretty much guarantee their progress (although three teams could have finished with six points). They seemed to lack real...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

And MESSI!!! Great effort, the world was in tears when he scored. This is why football is the world game, no one outside of the US cares if a Tom Brady or Joe Montana or whoever throws a ball to some guy and he catches it in the end zone. But when Messi puts the ball into the net in his final World...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 659

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Hey, another mass shooting tonight in Atlanta. Six shot, one dead so far. Yeah ‘Murica!! https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/market-street-17th-street-bridge-atlantic-station-shooting And what could have prevented this shooting exactly?? Obviously the city of ATL should be handing out two free sidearm...

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 659

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Hey, another mass shooting tonight in Atlanta. Six shot, one dead so far. Yeah ‘Murica!! https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/market-street-17th-street-bridge-atlantic-station-shooting And what could have prevented this shooting exactly?? Well, it’s obvious to anyone with a working brain that doing not...

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by scbriml
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1543

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

He threatens to sue CNN on a weekly basis still. No longer threatening, he filed the $475M suit in October, claiming that the phrase "The Big Lie" has Nazi connotations, and impugns his reputation. When a lie is not a lie, I guess. In 1984 parlance, untruths and doublespeak. Kellyanne Con...

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by scbriml
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit

Writer E Jean Carroll has sued Donald Trump in the US state of New York for allegedly raping her in the 1990s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63736485 Any kind of a problem regarding getting selected as candidate by the Republicans? They'll just adopt their usual stance - "It's fak...

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by scbriml
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 with some luck in an eventful 2nd half. And in doing so, very nearly conceded the most embarrassing goal in World Cup history. Talking of history, Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score a goal in five World Cups - an astonishing feat even if you think the penalty wa...

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by scbriml
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 132
Views: 4138

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

What's also clear is that easier access to firearms does not guarantee public safety on a per capita basis. This chart obviously needs to be updated since TX became dramatically less stringent. The chart isn't needed. It is obvious and intuitive that increased firearm possesion among citizens will ...

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by scbriml
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Switzerland sees off Cameroon 1-0 in a game that never really ignited. The Swiss were poor in the first half but improved in the second whereas Cameroon went in the opposite direction. Cameroon lacked quality up front and rarely threatened.

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by scbriml
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 132
Views: 4138

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Well actually the US doesn't have a monopoly in gun violence - Countries with the Highest Rates of Violent Gun Death (Homicides) per 100k residents in 2019 https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gun-deaths-by-country El Salvador — 36.78 Venezuela — 33.27 Guatemala — 29.06 Colombia — 26....

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Belgium wins but won’t be frightening any other teams after that performance. Canada we’re very plucky, but really lacked composure and quality in the box. The penalty miss was a disaster for Canada - it would have been interesting to see Belgium chase the game.

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

marcelh wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Wow, another major upset - Japan beats Germany 2-1!

Fantastic game for the neutral.


Fantastic is “a bit” of an exaggeration.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Germany team photo after their loss to Japan : https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2F0673a224-6b33-11ed-ac34-105e26648a9c.jpg?crop=3685%2C2073%2C0%2C0&resize=360 Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2F...

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Demonstrating a belief is fine, IF it’s acceptable in that country. I don’t believe Qatar has a right to protest for foreigners. Accept their rules.


I'd be very surprised if there's any law in Qatar banning the wearing of a rainbow hat or armband.

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Wow, another major upset - Japan beats Germany 2-1!

Fantastic game for the neutral.

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1157
Views: 433215

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

They talk a good talk, but when was the last time the Russian aviation sector met a target date? Its war and the military also depends on a working civil aviation and other civil industries. Making predictions based on the performance of the pre-war industries isn't giving you the full picture. It ...

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Neither Mexico or Poland seemed particularly interested in going flat-out for a win which would have put them in control of their group, instead they played out a fairly tame 0-0 with Lewandowski surprisingly missing a penalty. Denmark and Tunisia also played out a 0-0, but at least it was a little ...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

North Korea has officially made a bid for the 2026 World Cup! ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ss7EsfWNE Never fails to make me laugh. It's even funnier when you realise that this is now pretty much the stock photo of Blatter that gets used every time his name is mentioned: https://media.gq.com...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 445
Views: 26942

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
That's what Musk promised and as it should be. This is America and we have a 1st amendment.


Tell me you don’t understand the 1st Amendment without telling me.

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

I presume that's me :eek:. You made your position abundantly clear, so not sure why you're surprised it was mentioned. :wink2: I haven't been following it closely tbh, but what I'm taking from this rainbow-hued brouhaha is that this World Cup seems to have morphed into more of an LGBTQ+ rights issu...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

Be a little patient, please! Just 48 more years to go and all will become clear, according to JRM. ROTFL My bad. :banghead: All this talk in the UK about "going Swiss style after all" right now in order to come to senses over Brexit and make it more or less work for the UK... Has anybody ...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Saudi Arabia beat Argentina! :faint: :shock: :o

Argentina were poor, to be honest. Saudi Arabia's second goal was a worthy match-winner.

This is right up there with any other big shock in the history of the World Cup. Shocker!

Argentina over 30 matches unbeaten before today.

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

Anti-Brexit Forum members were unimpressed with the Truss budget and also showed their disdain for the Hunt budget yet he is one of your own but according to you lot everything Brexit failure when its clearly not Was it only "anti-brexiteers" here that showed disdain for the Truss/Kwarten...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... er-eu-ties
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Government twisting itself in knots trying to make a silk purse from a sows ear.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... er-eu-ties

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Shamefully pathetic, despite the views of one here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-63710435 An ex-Wales footballer has described being asked to remove her "rainbow wall" bucket hat as she entered a World Cup stadium in Qatar. Laura McAllister, a gay woman and past Fifa Council candida...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 2787

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Agree, a good idea to keep the football and politics in separate threads. So... Poor start by the hosts, could easily be the first hosts to exit the tournament at the group stages. A reasonable first game by England given recent poor form, sloppy to concede two goals though. Iran can be tricky oppon...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

It goes without saying I’m not going to start pointing my DSLR up at the sky and frame a shot perfectly. Maybe I was misunderstood, all I wanted to do was a few odd shots discreetly with a phone. Using a phone like "a tourist" really shouldn't be a problem anywhere other than right agains...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

As reported on ITV’s live coverage of Wales vs USA, fans had rainbow hats confiscated on the basis they were “banned symbols”. What are Qatar and FIFA so scared of? Does the mere sight of a rainbow turn Qatari’s gay?

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

About the most I’ve done is some photos inside the plane while on the ground in Dubai. Eek! Noticed those naughty EK staff taking pictures for people posing in front of the bar on the A380! ;) There are very nearly 10,000 photos on this very site taken at DXB. Admittedly, a number of those will be ...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

In a spectacular collapse of principles, England and Wales (among other nations) will not wear the "One Love" armbands in support of LBGTQ+ after FIFA threaten sanctions against teams or individual players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/60975930 'We have asked the captains not ...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

Needless to say, the Brexit banner-waving trash tabloids are having a meltdown at the merest suggestion of closer ties with the EU. Daily Express : " Fury at 'absurd idea' to go soft on Brexit " Dail Mail: " Don't betray us on Brexit " Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Iran's captain takes the opportunity to express support for anti-government protestors in Iran. Credit to him. https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/irans-world-cup-captain-says-team-support-those-who-have-died-in-anti-government/ Iran's World Cup captain has said the national team "support" those wh...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Well we learned a couple of things from the opening match. First is that the Qatari team is an absolute joke; not a single shot or corner kick after 95 minutes of playing. They have a goal keeper who shouldn’t be let anywhere near a football pitch, and it's all backed by supporters who left in drov...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -dxb-omdb/
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I lived and worked in Dubai for nine months and never had any issues spotting every weekend.

Yes, you need to be discreet, but spotting in Dubai isn't nearly the issue some think it is. Hope this helps:
https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -dxb-omdb/

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

Arion640 wrote:
The brexit echo chamber rant thread has very much returned.

A lot of contributors have brexit on the mind 24/7.


OK, so prove us all wrong by listing all the benefits that the average person on the High Street has enjoyed since we left the EU. Go ahead, list them all.

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

Anti-Brexit Forum members were unimpressed with the Truss budget and also showed their disdain for the Hunt budget yet he is one of your own but according to you lot everything Brexit failure when its clearly not Was it only "anti-brexiteers" here that showed disdain for the Truss/Kwarten...

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

This will probably a self check, just like with the Olympics. Forget future exotic locations. By the way, how much are they going to charge for a bottle of water when its 1000 Celsius over there???? Daytime highs in Doha are only just hitting 30C. Summer World Cups have been played in higher temps.

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Millions of dollars have already been spent by Qatar Millions? Original estimates were that the total cost would be $220 billion. :crazy: https://web.archive.org/web/20131005003036/http://dohanews.co/post/9991438489/qatars-world-cup-will-cost-220bn-what-does-that In fairness, it should be pointed o...

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9lymfZc64w


It’s certainly not a great look for him. He’s feeling the pressure.
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af773atmsp wrote:
So is the head of FIFA implying 2 wrongs make a right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9lymfZc64w


It’s certainly not a great look for him. He’s feeling the pressure.

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

Not sure what these 'non economic' benefits of BREXIT were. Also unclear which things have been done which could not have been done within the EU. Well, there's "taking back control", "blue passports" and "rushed trade deals that are worse than what we had before". I'm...

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 55805

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Two idiots.. two people just died and they take a selfie. Fair enough, at that time they obviously didn’t know that their accident included fatalities. :-( Not sure why you call them idiots. How do you know they knew they hit a truck and that the firemen inside of it were dead? You obviously didn’t...

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by scbriml
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 185
Views: 7966

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

A101 wrote:
As pointed out earlier it takes away the incentive to work more


Enjoy your extra free time.

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by scbriml
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 152
Views: 7229

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

mke717spotter wrote:
Lest we forget the US was runner-up in the bidding to host the 2022 World Cup.


Obviously, their brown envelope wasn't as large as Qatar's!

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