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by Dano1977
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government

I have taken an interest in foreign politics in recent weeks. I am always intrigued and entertained watching a session of the British House of Commons, and it got me thinking about a few questions. 1. Would the US benefit from a weekly congressional questions to the president segment that works ver...

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by Dano1977
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders
Replies: 45
Views: 1645

Re: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders

What are the checks and balances for issuing Executive Orders? Who actually points out to the President, that the order he just signed could be overturned by a Federal Judge or SCOTUS? you just wrote it !? So there is nobody in the westwing that can actually point out something that is likely to ge...

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by Dano1977
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders
Replies: 45
Views: 1645

Re: Hypocrisy On Executive Orders

What are the checks and balances for issuing Executive Orders?

Who actually points out to the President, that the order he just signed could be overturned by a Federal Judge or SCOTUS?

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BAE Systems joins Turkish TF-X program
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: BAE Systems joins Turkish TF-X program

mercure1 wrote:
Looks like a F-22/F-35 hybrid.

Have they settled on 1 versus 2 engine options?


Image


I believe they have agreed on a 2 engine config

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by Dano1977
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The cars of your childhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2965

Re: The cars of your childhood

I used to get taken to school in one of these.

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by Dano1977
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1707

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

Antwerp WAS secured before Market-Garden. It was the Schelde waterway leading to Antwerp that needed securing. Specifically the 'Breskens Pocket' on the south bank and Walcheren and South Beveland on the north bank. Read the sentence just above this in your current post, it reads: And why were the ...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May to GOP - Trump
Replies: 61
Views: 2006

Re: Theresa May to GOP - Trump

We can have cooperation and an agreement with the US on defense (although with Trump, that's debatable). But European defense should be first and foremost an European endeavour. No US general involved. Can you imagine an European general dictating things on US soil ? very much so. The second in Com...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May to GOP - Trump
Replies: 61
Views: 2006

Re: Theresa May to GOP - Trump

Whilst stopping short of calling for a “punitive” deal, Mr Verhofstadt said the EU would be guided by the principle that “you can never have outside the European Union a better status than as member of the European Union”. And there are still some here who say the threats come from the UK side. The...

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by Dano1977
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1707

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

This would be the same Monty By the time of the Bulge You should know that "the bulge" proved Ike right. He assumed that there would be no general attack in that area because it would fail and in the end it would be a suicidal move, and that's exactly what happened. The US Historians beli...

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by Dano1977
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1707

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

America was happy to sit out and let her allies fight it out themselves. Britain had held off the Nazis for almost 3 years before the first US boot hit European soil. Well when Europe began making noises like it wanted to go to war again there was some debate on this side of the pond as to whether ...

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by Dano1977
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1707

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

This would be the same Monty By the time of the Bulge You should know that "the bulge" proved Ike right. He assumed that there would be no general attack in that area because it would fail and in the end it would be a suicidal move, and that's exactly what happened. The US Historians beli...

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by Dano1977
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1707

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

America was happy to sit out and let her allies fight it out themselves. Britain had held off the Nazis for almost 3 years before the first US boot hit European soil. Well when Europe began making noises like it wanted to go to war again there was some debate on this side of the pond as to whether ...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5265

Re: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft

Aren't these A400's some of the German examples sold/not taken delivery/rejected?

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by Dano1977
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inauguration Day letters made public...Clinton to Bush, Bush to Obama
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Inauguration Day letters made public...Clinton to Bush, Bush to Obama

tommy1808 wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
One day, we'll see what Obama has left for Trump


...in 140 characters or less.

best regards
Thomas



You owe me for a new keyboard and monitor, :lol:

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35119

Re: EU referendum today

Yes, and the UK will revert to WTO trade conditions, as she stipulated she would be happy to do. Of course they will. They are a member after all. Which by the way makes the whole import tariff as a negotiating tool irrelevant, since the UK is not free to set those. So judging by this table at the ...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35119

Re: EU referendum today

Actually, article 50 stipulates the ax is going to fall two years after the exit has been triggered by the official declaration , so Britain can and likely will draw out the negotiations and their enjoyment of all membership benefits to the last day, meaning March 2019 if the declaration is indeed ...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35119

Re: EU referendum today

The EU negotiating strategy was based on the UK wanting to keep access to the single market, etc, etc. . you got that wrong. The UK government deluded itself into believing that they can get access to the common market without having to accept EU Immigrants. After about half a year of the EU making...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35119

Re: EU referendum today

The Wee Krankie north of the border has just threatened another independence referendum..... She should hold one every year, one day the rest of the UK may strike it lucky! :crossfingers: She really is a one trick pony. I believe Theresa May has played a blinder.... The EU negotiating strategy was b...

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by Dano1977
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35119

Re: EU referendum today

All those Pakis , Indians, Afghans in the UK came of course thanks to the EU. Hard Brexit, good. Let us (the EU) not be unfriendly to the UK, but no banking passport and no BS about being half in half out the customs union. Racist much? That is a derogatory comment towards peoples of Pakistani orig...

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by Dano1977
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35119

Re: EU referendum today

PM Theresa Mays Pre Briefed quotes from todays speech. “A little over six months ago the British people voted for change. They voted to shape a brighter future for our country. They voted to leave the European Union and embrace the world. And they did so with their eyes open: accepting that the road...

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by Dano1977
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin
Replies: 117
Views: 4812

Re: BREAKING :: Suspected terror attack on Christmas Market in Berlin

From what is available in the News, the guy did not go o express Trains, which require a Reservation. Instead he used local and egional Trains. tickets can be bought from a vending machine at stations. I rather have a Terrorist killer travel 1000 km through Europe undetected before he is asked by P...

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by Dano1977
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX To Give New Parents In US 20 Weeks Paid Leave
Replies: 71
Views: 2944

Re: AMEX To Give New Parents In US 20 Weeks Paid Leave

Haha I was in a similar situation when I worked for NCR in NZ, we got a much better deal that our American colleagues, when we had Americans come down it was always a hot topic of conversation, how badly screwed the average US employee was. When folks like BMI open up against this it's really just ...

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by Dano1977
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX To Give New Parents In US 20 Weeks Paid Leave
Replies: 71
Views: 2944

Re: AMEX To Give New Parents In US 20 Weeks Paid Leave

I think something like this should be national policy, Absolutely not. Business should be run how the owners please and if that does not suit you then work somewhere else. Nobody has a basic right to get paid for not working. It is a nice perk, but taking it away as a chip for employers to use is a...

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by Dano1977
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

Something needs to happen in Italy. When Bellasconi was pushed out, the President of Italy at the time allowed Mario Monti an EU technocrat to act as a PM and form a unity government consisting of all major parties until the next scheduled election. This he did pushing through tax reforms, austerity...

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by Dano1977
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3586

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

And that was utterly tragic and unacceptable. I don't think you can tar everyone who voted to leave the EU with that incident anymore than it would be right for me to tar all French and Belgian Muslims with the incident at Bataclan last year. I really love the way a Brit describes as " tragic,...

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by Dano1977
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3586

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

It should also be noted (but not made an excuse and his lawyer didn't use it in his defence) that the suspect had been diagnosed with mental health issues and had been a regular visitor to a day centre for adults with Mental Health Issues.

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by Dano1977
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3586

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

The Common Market, which is basically what we joined, was a great idea. The EU and its predecessors were never primarily about a common market. That is a myth. it was always primarily a political project, and everybody knew that. It is absurd to retroactively try to turn it into something it never ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3586

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

I wonder what the workers in France or Germany etc etc will say (or vote), when they find a major importer of their goods and services are going down a route of reduced markets, thanks to their elected politicians?

Interesting times ahead!

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by Dano1977
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo
Replies: 39
Views: 9040

Re: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo

The 789 can't make it due to altitude and runway issues at GRU. Besides, a plane full of people from gru paying $700 round trip fares to nrt never made money, never will What are the runway issues and altitude at GRU ? I have never heard any one say that about GRU. BOG, Johanesburg and Denver yes b...

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by Dano1977
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2318

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

That was the declared intention but the Government, had it actually been planning on a Brexit, should have been aware of the possibility of a Constitutional challenge, patricularly given that the party from which the Government is drawn was not and is not united on the issue. That was the arrogance...

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by Dano1977
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2318

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

On the referendum literature the Govt sent to every household in the UK it said.... "This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide." That was the declared intention but the Government, had it actually been planning on a Brexit, should have been aware of the possibil...

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by Dano1977
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2318

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

It was very clear that the referendum wasn't a "people's opinion rules" but mostly an opinion poll. Parliament is under no obligation to consider the results (which is why they've taken so long). However, because it was billed as "binding" even though it's not, Parliament now ha...

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by Dano1977
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2318

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

I voted, but I'm not up in arms at all about this. I'll explain why; I voted to give this country independence from the EU as I believe in my own opinion, that no change or reform will happen while the EU elite are happy to keep feeding at the tax payer funded trough. We would also regain control of...

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by Dano1977
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2318

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

The notion of Parliament being Sovereign is central to the British constitutional framework. It is not the people who are Sovereign, nor is it the Crown or the Government. This means that no present session of Parliament can pass laws that are binding on a future Parliament. It can pass laws that a...

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by Dano1977
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2318

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

I imagine a fair few Labour MPs, especially in the North, are bricking it. They (mainly) campaigned to remain, and this ruling (which was the right one) now gives them a means to influence Brexit. Problem is, any concessions they demand (especially Freedom of Movement) could be seen as them going ag...

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by Dano1977
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 6056

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Surely that is a UK Govt legislation failure, rather than a EU rules problem? Norway suffers from the same stupid legislation. I work with a Polish woman who has 5 kids, 2 are in Norway the other 3 are in Poland, she recieved 970 NOK per month per child, even for the ones living with her parents in...

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by Dano1977
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 6056

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

What do you hope this accomplishes for Britain or how does this help to improve your life? My vote was based on the substantial sums of money the EU burns through. Does it really need to 2 parliament buildings Brussels and Strasbourg? With associated costs of transportation for staff and paperwork ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 6056

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

For the record - I voted for Brexit - It wasn't based on Immigration or freedom of movement. What do you hope this accomplishes for Britain or how does this help to improve your life? My vote was based on the substantial sums of money the EU burns through. Does it really need to 2 parliament buildi...

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by Dano1977
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 6056

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

As usual, the EU is seen and talked about as a "Club" which the UK wants to leave so should not get any of the perks. Then we're told that we won't get any of the perks because if we do "there are many others who would like to leave as well." Sounds more like a prison than a clu...

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by Dano1977
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus 123 DUB-ORD operated by Titan Airways today
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Aer Lingus 123 DUB-ORD operated by Titan Airways today

There was a ground equipment fire at Orlando Airport, which the Aer Lingus plane got a bit burnt. I would imagine it's still being checked over by the mechs

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by Dano1977
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3800

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

The one thing the Argentinians really had in their favour was air launched exocet. HMS Sheffield and the Atlantic Conveyor fell victim to it, and the RN's operations them had to be geared round trying to keep out of its way. This moved the carriers Eastwards and reduced the Harriers air defence cov...

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by Dano1977
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1982 Falklands War
Replies: 76
Views: 3800

Re: The 1982 Falklands War

When the British public sees a photo like this, it kinda galvanises a nation.

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by Dano1977
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HBO Westworld
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: HBO Westworld

I watched the first episode today... Forget game of thrones, this has to be the must see TV series for 2016!

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by Dano1977
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 101091

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

Just released on Monarchs FB page.. UPDATE: Monarch has successfully concluded discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”) to extend its ATOL licence, for which it thanks the CAA. The company has also received significant further investment from shareholders and is close to announcing the ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 101091

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

Anybody know if ZB506 MAN - IBZ is going or not tonight? It was supposed to leave at 23:30 and afaik is still at MAN (currently 1.5 hours late). Scheduled to be G-ZBAP A320. It's the last outbound today (?ever). I can't see anything on the Manchester Airport Departures board - And according to that...

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by Dano1977
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 101091

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

Saw on another forum... Apparently 8 aircraft at Manchester are to be remotely parked

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by Dano1977
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 101091

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

well if tomorrow is the end, as of 1 minute ago, they are still tweeting that the rumors aren't true.... It will be extremely sad if it is indeed the case. I hope it's not, but the twitter dude is not going down without a fight, that's for sure. The Monarch Rep on Twitter will probably be the last ...

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by Dano1977
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 101091

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

Don't Worry. Richard Quest is on the case.

He was hounding the Monarch Twitter workers about an hour ago!

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by Dano1977
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinions on recipe - Strawberry pie with mozzarella cheese baked inside
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: Opinions on recipe - Strawberry pie with mozzarella cheese baked inside

If you are wanting to do a strawberry and cheese combo. Here are a few suggestions... 1.Basil whipped goats cheese stuffed strawberries with a balsamic glaze 2.Roasted Strawberry and goats cheese puff pastry squares 3. Strawberry and Goats cheese dessert pizza. 4. whipped Greek Feta cheese with hone...

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