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by StarAC17
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 83
Views: 2554

Re: American Football - It's back!

So how bad will this Dolphins/Patriots game be? 57-9 51-3 48-10 or a more modest, respectable loss 28-14 35-23 40-27 or, miracles of miracles...will the fish win?!!! Will Tom Brady even play the entire game??? Brady never wants to come out of games and when you are thrashing a team that team gets f...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 8821

Re: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

Get over the crap with the NRA. The NRA doesn't go about killing anyone. Name one mas shooter that was an NRA member. You're not going to find it. Every time anyone tries to do anything to lessen the number of dead from mass shootings, NRA and their base come out screaming and crying that "we ...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1073

Re: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?

Here in Arizona, there is a State Representative Kelly Townsend who is known to contact a employer of someone that would actually disagree with her..https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/05/29/rep-kelly-townsend-contacted-critic-patrick-mannion-employer-over-his-facebook-post/1...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 8821

Re: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

No one on these boards is more conservative as me, and I have been here 15 years. However, let's be real. America is too violent, immature, and too broken of a society to have this kind of free access to guns. True, people will start using knives, hammers and other objects as weapons, but nothing k...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 8821

Re: The Texas Special

Texas is a very large, very populous state. California has also had many high-profile mass shootings despite its incredibly restrictive gun laws. California is also a very large, very populous state. The shootings have more to do with population than they have to do with gun laws. We have far more ...

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by StarAC17
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3910

Re: Joe Biden ill??

Speaking as an outsider, it could be fun to start a betting pool on who will make more gaffs. My bet would still be on Trump, but it would be a close race. Thing is, Biden tends to make gaffe’s, while maintaining his endearing character. Trump makes gaffes and alienates large chunks of the electora...

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by StarAC17
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5713

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Can we all just agree that when the NRA says stuff like this the main driver of it is money. Them putting the fear in the average citizen's mind that the 2nd amendment is under attack drives up gun sales and that means more $$ in the pocket of gun manufacturers. . Just like driving a car or any othe...

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by StarAC17
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17358

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Therein lies the problem. AC "banned" then and was done with it. And the pax got stranded in a third country entirely as a result of AC actions and inactions. Never been a fan of this judge, jury, executioner power given to airlines, but this situation is impressively ridiculous. It's not...

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by StarAC17
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17358

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

I thought that you provided your passport number during the booking process. If the passport number is recorded when the ticket is purchased, then surely the booking system should be able to flag up a warning if it matches with someone who has been banned. Passport numbers aren't usually gathered d...

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by StarAC17
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 15753

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

I like the Constitution....as such, I do not believe the State should have the ability to take a citizens life. Regardless of the crime. Imprisonment without parole to me is the worst form of punishment; death is the easy way out...no freedoms of any sort, being reminded EVERY DAY why your are sitt...

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by StarAC17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5150

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Why should a CEO be humiliated over external factors that lead to layoffs? And what about executives like Jim Whitehurst and Gerald Grinstein who took no salary while Delta was in bankruptcy? I'll agree that some CEOs like Richard Anderson were as awful as could be and deserve to be hated. But cert...

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by StarAC17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 161
Views: 11744

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

Took his own life my ass. He's got names and god knows what else on so many powerful people. I wonder who arranged his death. He was a billionaire, regardless of the verdict he would have gotten a slap on the wrist and 2 years tops at club fed. Only if he gave up everybody. He was going away for th...

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by StarAC17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 3142

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I am working at a major producer of trucks. I see that in less then a generation transport sector will go electric. What will happen with oilsector industry, what will be the economical effect both for oil importing countries such as central Europe and exporters as me, norway, usa etc? Will countri...

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by StarAC17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3910

Re: Joe Biden ill??

Why are the Democrats actively TRYING to lose the 2020 election? A lot of us, even some on the right want Trump gone and here the Democrats are handing it to Trump and the GOP on a silver platter. Why is it that Democrats are the ones that have to defeat Trump? Republicans should only be too happy ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Titanic Replica in Belfast
Replies: 22
Views: 1319

Re: Possibility of Titanic Replica in Belfast

Also, replica ships of the Mayflower, Santa Maria, and Amistad have already been constructed. Those are tiny ships, less than 200 tons and 30 meters in length. Titanic was a beast at over 50.000 tons and 270 meters in length. A replica needs constant maintenance, beating rust away and painting the ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11347

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Semi-related: Wendover Productions posted a YouTube video discussing the logistics of transporting an NFL team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM A lot of this is somewhat common knowledge among aviation enthusiasts, but this account has posted some interesting aviation related videos ove...

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by StarAC17
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11347

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Semi-related: Wendover Productions posted a YouTube video discussing the logistics of transporting an NFL team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM A lot of this is somewhat common knowledge among aviation enthusiasts, but this account has posted some interesting aviation related videos ove...

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by StarAC17
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

Even without knowing much about economics, but watching the banks who created this situation get bailed out with huge amounts of money, I couldn't figure out why the state couldn't bail people out too. But now, knowing that it was not only possible, but had been done successfully in the past, I'm e...

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by StarAC17
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14058

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Which one of you can get a doctor's appointment to see him or her when you are sick? I know I have never been able to. I need at least 3-5 weeks lead time. Seriously? Man, you need a new doctor, stat! If I'm sick on a weekday, it's never a question of whether my primary care physician can see me th...

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by StarAC17
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3724
Views: 487240

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing's veiled threats are directed to Trump and to the members of Congress who have oversight over the FAA If the grounding stretches into next year, I think Boeing will use strategic threats of job reductions to induce Trump to send angry tweets to the FAA and EASA. All this only helps if all th...

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by StarAC17
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5890

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they" will stop you. No, I don't know who "they" are. It's all a huge NASA-led conspiracy that ever...

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by StarAC17
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7010

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

What are the long-term scenarios associated with unchecked climate change? - Risk to our cities which a majority are built on rivers and coasts, sea level rise and increased flooding. - Increased unpredictability of weather patterns effecting agriculture and the land and ocean's ecosystems - Massiv...

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by StarAC17
Thu May 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate
Replies: 104
Views: 4374

Re: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate

Who exactly is responsible? Why are Western societies the only ones ever blamed? Why don't they ever demand compliance from China, India, and the middle east? There is no data that can prove that such actions can slow climate change. They should go eat a Tide pod and turn up their K-POP. Simply put...

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by StarAC17
Wed May 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5890

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge? I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that. BN747 Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they&qu...

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by StarAC17
Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16985

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

In AF 447 the pilot ambushed the plane. He took a perfectly stable plane doing exactly what it was expected to, and in a low workload environment, and decided for whatever reason to fly it into coffin corner, where the inevitable happened. What happened after that is irrelevant. Climbing a fully lo...

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by StarAC17
Sat May 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16985

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because only one crashed. Bingo. Which is quite rediculous, but the precedent has now been set. One unknown crash is clearly okay. Two isn't. Airbus appeared to have a very good idea why the crash occurred not after the crash. They put the pieces of evidence together and came up with the most likel...

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by StarAC17
Fri May 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11957

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I don't think the article framed the comparison correctly. How many YVR Transborder pax also were TPAC? How many Canadian TPAC pax did YVR lose to SEA? (Not a big fraction, I would guess.) Due to geography YVR is always going to be Canada's primary TPAC hub. SEA is competing as much (if not more) w...

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by StarAC17
Sun May 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39293

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

I'd say the downfall of BBD would make a good book, but let's face it, the Canadian government will keep bailing them out whenever they get into trouble (which is probably why they get into so much in the first place). No they won't. The current Trudeau government if re-elected (that is a big if) d...

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by StarAC17
Sat May 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39293

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

BBD has had huge losses in their rail business. It is killing the company. Is that true? Some on a.net seem to have blamed the divestiture of the CSeries on the CSeries itself, that being what was killing the company. They have kept the rail business, and although I have always been an Alstom fan (...

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by StarAC17
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 9021

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

And he is damn right about it. Not sure what the "additional great features" should be. New taller legs perhaps? If the Max had taller legs (landing gear) we wouldn't have had this problem in the first place as the engines could have been mounted below the wing perfectly fine. Those "...

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by StarAC17
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Question for those more knowledgeable, are there any other mainstream planes that need a computer to maintain flight stability or is it just the MAX? Because my understanding this plane needs it because of the positioning of the Engines makes it unstable during climb? My worry here is that the plan...

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by StarAC17
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-Canada-47928356 Following confirmation from AA that they will be grounding their MAX’s until Mid August how much spare capacity do they have?. Thinking more widely, how much scope is there for carriers to just hang on with existing equipment. I know that ACMI ope...

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by StarAC17
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32686

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Every day that passes, I'm convinced he'll likely squeak by yet again. Bill Maher had a really good New Rules segment faulting Democrats for finding flaws in every single candidate. But even if that doesn't affect the outcome, there are still the Bernie or Bust folks who will pout and whine about h...

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by StarAC17
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Omar at it again.
Replies: 128
Views: 9887

Re: Rep. Omar at it again.

There is an irrational defense of Israel in the US, more so from non Jewish people than from Jewish ones, for reasons that are in fact not Jewish friendly, since what they want if for Jewish people to abandon their religion and convert to Christianity ! This attitude towards Israel makes it difficu...

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by StarAC17
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32686

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Love to hear the Republicans going on and on and on about the travesty of “political correctness,” which basically means it’s good as a society to think twice about what you say because it might be offensive. The toxic Trumpist response is “I can say whatever I want, screw you, and I should be able...

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by StarAC17
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Apollo 13 was very good, lived up to the book as did ‘Sully’ I would say a movie based on non-fiction will always be better because we have living people to tell the story and potentially consult on the movie. Essentially everyone from Apollo 13 is still alive today and Sully was only 10 years ago....

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by StarAC17
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers
Replies: 57
Views: 3052

Re: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers

The US economy would be way down if your lifestyle would be the norm 8-) But indeed, other then a mortgage, I have no other debts. That is a discussion that needs to be had. Overuse of credit has an effect on keeping prices up and people would realize they could do with a lot less. That is only tru...

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by StarAC17
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers
Replies: 57
Views: 3052

Re: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers

An appreciating asset like a house qualifies for being purchased with a loan—simple asset management. That said, a mortgage should be considered only based on 20% down, principal and interest payments not to exceed 28% of income, total debt service not to exceed 36%. Very old fashioned rules that a...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 1937

Re: Putin Popularity USA

I can't speak for others on my side of the aisle, across the country, but I've held a general disdain for Russia ever since we've had to rely on them to get to the international space station. We're basically paying for each rocket launch with what we're being charged. My friends and I have long he...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Help me out here (and, yes, I'm definitely ready to get flamed in this a.net world)...so, United Airlines has the exact same setup as the MAX's that crashed, and they have 23,000 +/- flight hours with the type...and they didn't crash a one of them (yes, I know they have the -9, and the aircraft tha...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 3064

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

I've been a regular to online dating for the past 6 years or so. I have had varied success with it. I have gone on some awful dates, incredibly underwhelming dates, and I have gone on some really fun dates that didn't lead to anything more. I have had some flings and short relationships, and I have...

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by StarAC17
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's not at the level of Boeing employees that anyone is worrying about non-western employees, but at the level of pilots. But I think that most people have accepted that these accidents could have happened anywhere. What are people's thoughts about the lack of such accidents in the USA/Canada/etc....

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by StarAC17
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9184

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

With general government spending standing at~38% of GDP, the US already is in the club of socialist countries. Obviously Americans don't like to admit that, as they are brainwashed to believe that they are some type of archetypal capitalist society. 38%? Does that include health care? Anyhow, they ...

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by StarAC17
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It is in fact the US Department of Justice fraud division that is investigating Boeing along with the FBI. Sarcasm alert "Im going to blame any non western world employees who work for Boeing for anything they may have done wrong" Any US or Canadian staff who work for them wont have done ...

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by StarAC17
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9184

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

I am so sick of our society that so blatantly favors the rich and corporations! Our society so passively lets the rich buy their way into the best universities, lets the rich buy their way out of justice, lets corporations have an iron grip on workers who suppress their rights and quality and life,...

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by StarAC17
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

B knows how to build FBW planes isnt the 787 full FBW ? couldnt they transfer the complete electronic stuff from the 787 to the 737? not a project to finish within a few weeks but well i think nothing can fix that in a short amount of time I naively thought that this was what the MAX was. I thought...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I'm gonna have to say, the underlying narrative of bad decisions and poor communication between Boeing and the FAA gives me chills. I have some low level certification authority in what I do, sometimes Management or Engineering try forcing my hand on things, bully me to sign off on things, or have ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12003

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Did the shooter seriously say he was inspired by Candace Owens, yet even she was too extreme for him? What a time to be alive... I am fairly certain he was inspired by the Quebec Mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette whom killed six people in a Mosque in January 2017 as well as Anders Breivik whom c...

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by StarAC17
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717978

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It's official. Canada bans all flights in Canadian airspace for MAX 8 aircraft. I'll link it when I can Sent from my BBD100-2 using Tapatalk I was thinking Marc Garneau told AC, WS and WG behind the scenes that they have 24 hours to arrange their fleets as they will ground the MAX today. I do not t...

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by StarAC17
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4896

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Just read about ETIAS, an European version of ESTA whereby visitors who do not need a regular visa WILL need to apply for electronic approval to visit. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/etias/ Couple of remarks and questions: 1) I don't really see much of a practical difference between applying for ...

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