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by winginit
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

AEROFAN wrote:
A better question would be are we going to see the fuel surcharge removed.


I genuinely didn't even know that there were carriers who still had fuel surcharges? Who? I know these were eliminated virtually across the board in the TPAC entity years ago.

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by winginit
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier
Replies: 126
Views: 6339

Re: LISTEN-Sailors Yell Profanities At Trump’s Acting Navy Secretary As He Slammed Fired Captain: “He Was Trying To Help

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly just offered up his resignation - he knows he messed up.

Unclear whether it will be accepted.

How very humiliating indeed.

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by winginit
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Lufthansa announced today that they'll be retiring:

- 6 of their 14 A380s
- 7 out of 17 346s
- 5 of 15 744s
- 11 A320s
- 3 of 3 343s

I think this alludes to an answer to the question posed in this thread.

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by winginit
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One America News
Replies: 29
Views: 1449

Re: One America News

You would be hard-pressed to find someone with any sort of advanced education who gives any degree of legitimacy to OAN.

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by winginit
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6043

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

I'm not the only one who agrees these restrictions can't go on for long. Depression, cabin fever, looting, domestic violence, civil unrest, etc are all brewing. Most are just not going to accept being on house arrest indefinitely. Pray tell what 'house arrest' guidelines have been put into place in...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6043

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Six months of no one working will mean we are in a depression we will never recovers from. What? You're aware that entire European nations who have been literally destroyed numerous times over have recovered and yet you're saying that six months of quarantine (which is not 'no one working', obvious...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17632

Re: Biden's follies

There is no way we will have that many deaths. 4400 dead now leads me to believe we will have at worst 10 to 20 thousand as worst case and I feel it will be less. Still think there will only be between 10K and 20K deaths in the US as we sit here at 7K at an accelerating rate that now exceeds 1K per...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6809

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

No.



The End.

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by winginit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

It's called fuel hedging. You buy fuel for future use at an agreed upon present price. https://simpleflying.com/what-is-fuel-hedging-and-why-do-airlines-do-it/ The trick is to find that agreed upon price that works for both parties. Ah yes, fuel hedging... because that's worked out so very well rec...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17632

Re: Biden's follies

It will, there is no pulling out of the nose dive he's in currently. Just like Nero, he's truly is fiddling...caught between a rock and a hard place. He doesn't want to look stupid (anymore by smart guys - aka anyone) but he wants only him speaking as the face of his miserable insincere lying respo...

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by winginit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17632

Re: Biden's follies

Only thing to ponder is ...when (what day?) will the DNC swap out Uncle Joe for Mario's kid, Andrew. I'm sure the online bookies are in the middle of taking bets. As Cuomo gains popularity...he can beat trump with a corpse as his VP as of now, as in right now. And for certain by Nov. BN747 No he ca...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

SQ and EK haven't been losing money like those 3 and they will pick right where they left off in weeks when they restart and they will have more people flying them because of reliability and brand and being outside EU, US and China. Because they are small city states, government must treat people m...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

It's called fuel hedging. You buy fuel for future use at an agreed upon present price. https://simpleflying.com/what-is-fuel-hedging-and-why-do-airlines-do-it/ The trick is to find that agreed upon price that works for both parties. Ah yes, fuel hedging... because that's worked out so very well rec...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17632

Re: Biden's follies

There is no way we will have that many deaths. 4400 dead now leads me to believe we will have at worst 10 to 20 thousand as worst case and I feel it will be less. Oh that's your 'feeling' is it? Your feeling? Are you an infectious disease professional with access to advanced modeling on the topic? ...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

It's called fuel hedging. You buy fuel for future use at an agreed upon present price. https://simpleflying.com/what-is-fuel-hedging-and-why-do-airlines-do-it/ The trick is to find that agreed upon price that works for both parties. Ah yes, fuel hedging... because that's worked out so very well rec...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17632

Re: Biden's follies

Does it matter? 100K to 200K American deaths to coronavirus paired with double digit unemployment would sink virtually any president - full stop. You can't spin it, and I think Trump is no exception and at this point would lose to literally any candidate on the other side. That includes gaffe machin...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Virtually every single airline CEO disagrees with you. Shutting down the global economy for at least a month is an economic disaster by virtually every metric. Goldman Sachs said just this morning that the US GDP will drop by 34% in the second quarter. THIRTY-FOUR PERCENT. Unemployment will reach, ...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."
Replies: 96
Views: 3396

Re: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."

Agreed. I think being quarantined until the end of April will be about the best we can expect. And I personally think even this is too long. Generally, two weeks would suffice, while 30 days would be appropriate for hardest-hit areas such as NYC. There are parts of the country that aren't affected,...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega Church Pastor Jailed for Soliciting Congregation to Attend Massive Services
Replies: 104
Views: 3111

Re: Mega Church Pastor Jailed for Soliciting Congregation to Attend Massive Services

You’re such an extremist! Everything is bright white or dark black in your world. My question was related to your previous complaints about being inconvenienced by the current situation. So let’s have an answer, how many deaths would be acceptable to you in order to not impact the economy? Any numb...

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by winginit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11136

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

This situation DOES favor the operation of old aircraft. Here's how: 1. Old aircraft have cheaper ownership costs. You can park them. You can wait out a crisis like this more successfully than the operator of new aircraft. 2. Fuel is cheap. This significantly improves unit costs of old aircraft. It...

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by winginit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1957
Views: 341069

Re: Delta plans to emerge a

Will Delta keep the sponsorship deal they recently signed for the Olympics? They committed to $50 million per year for a sponsorship that United was paying $3 million per year. Seems like quite a wasteful expense considering the premium they're paying over the previous sponsor. $50 million per year...

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by winginit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182712

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

smokeybandit wrote:
The state wouldn't have jurisdiction over the aircraft, would it?


Maybe the holding area in the airport? Surely exempt but for practical purposes really shouldn't be if that's the route they're going.

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by winginit
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163027

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

It looks like China's movie theaters have another month of shutdown: https://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/coronavirus-shutters-theaters-across-china-box-office-loses-over-1-billion.html This will impact Los Angeles' economy. (I live in greater Los Angeles.) Lightsaber That seems a bit of a broa...

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by winginit
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134162

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

It is rather amusing to see people here believe that AA pulled BLR out of no where. If you watched Vasu Raja's presentation he clearly states that "The Highest growth rate market for our customers is Bangalore. Together with JL, BA and AA, we will be the most important network to the US corpor...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134162

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

jbpdx wrote:
So American will now compete against British Airways on SEA-LHR?


They’re anti-trust immunized joint venture partners so... no.

They’ll compete against the DL/VS JV

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by winginit
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How badly will impeachment backfire on the Democrats?
Replies: 40
Views: 1036

Re: How badly will impeachment backfire on the Democrats?

They just get angrier and angrier they can’t get rid of the guy they hate, and it’s funny as heck after giving us eight years of Obama. Yeah I'm sure those eight years of undeniable economic growth were very rough for you, a white male. Impeachment won't backfire, nor will it likely help. Today's r...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20
Replies: 22
Views: 3176

Re: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20

At this point I don’t understand why VS won’t join SkyTeam. Is the better question not why DL AF KL shouldn't ditch SkyTeam? Being in those alliances isn't cheap, and it's clear as day that there are virtually no commercial benefits of being in the alliance that can't be gathered outside of it. The...

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by winginit
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5337

Re: AA "American Champions" program

stl07 wrote:
If they were so bad, they wouldn't be the world's largest airline anymore.


huh? What on earth is your logic behind that? If they were bad it'd be to such an extent that they'd have to sell planes?

On a related note, Delta passed them in revenue this year even though Delta has less planes.

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by winginit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56643

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

mjoelnir wrote:
If the captain has an reasonable excuse, we will hear about it soon enough.


I'm quite sure we won't hear a peep about it. Everyone will have forgotten about this by next week and I have to imagine justifications will be handled internally.

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by winginit
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163774

Re: Inaugural Delta JFK-BOM Tomorrow.

My bigger question is why air cargo would be an efficient way to ship phones and laptops. I would think a container ship would be far more cost effective, as laptop and phone shipping is not time sensitive enough to justify the much higher cost of air cargo. I have that question as well, but know t...

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by winginit
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evangelical "Christianity Today" calls for impeachment
Replies: 49
Views: 1876

Re: Evangelical "Christianity Today" calls for impeachment

afcjets wrote:
Yet it wasn't called a cage when those same cages were introduced and used by Obama.


And yet you said that it was 'not totally accurate' to call them cages... because they were large cages... which are, you know, cages...

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by winginit
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evangelical "Christianity Today" calls for impeachment
Replies: 49
Views: 1876

Re: Evangelical "Christianity Today" calls for impeachment

While you can choose to label a fetus a woman's body part or a mass of cells, one Planned Parenthood receptionist immediately quit and became pro-life after the MD asked her to hold the ultrasound while he aborted the fetus. On the screen she saw what looked exactly like a baby and it kicked and sc...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 31622

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

The most interesting part of that article is where Delta’s CFO, Paul Jacobsen, is quoted as saying “JV’s enable Delta to broaden the network internationally and globally with a much more effective return on invested capital formula [than] it would be for us to buy widebody airplanes and go out and ...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: War On Christmas Cancelled?
Replies: 49
Views: 2612

Re: War On Christmas Cancelled?

The best part of your political values is you are only judged on your good intentions, the giving comes from others, and you never are held accountable for the outcome of your good intentions. Still waiting to hear when I criticized Christmas In approximately 100 percent of your non-aviation posts....

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by winginit
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2270

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

Because that makes ZERO sense... It's very much the old gay men brigade. - Although they exist, they never been a trendsetting demographic with centuries practicing their hatred upon the 3 categories you selected lacking sensitivity greatly on your part. It's very much the old black men brigade. - ...

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by winginit
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23138

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Nobody is allowed to talk about their pay. Says who? All pay schedules are published on the company website, and FAs can actually look up each other’s schedules. It would take much to figure out how much someone was flying and/or making. DLFREEBIRD is very wrong. In 2015, California put into law th...

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by winginit
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi aviation student kills three at U.S. Naval Base
Replies: 51
Views: 2695

Re: Saudi aviation student kills four at U.S. Naval Base

If the shooter had so much as a distant relative who once interacted with an Iranian Trump would be screaming his little lungs out to fire the nukes.

Alas, since it’s Saudi Arabia he turns into the Kingdom’s press secretary. Pathetic response as usual.

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by winginit
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28351

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

People are still following this kangaroo court - amazing. Will never accept that the nation didn't elect the president of their choice. It really doesn't even matter. Whether Donald Trump leaves office in 2020 or 2024, he will depart an incompetent disgrace especially in the eyes of the younger gen...

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by winginit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL
Replies: 63
Views: 11699

Re: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL

So much nonsense in this thread. Between the FlyBe acquisition and the approval of the trilateral joint venture between DL/AFKL/VS, the stake is simply now worth more than it was previously. VS probably wanted more money, and AFKL, dealing with their own financial matters at present, wasn't willing ...

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by winginit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3723

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

No need to be so defensive. Correcting your impetuous falsehoods and alternative reality with facts. Your motivations are irrelevant. Spent half my life there. Enjoy the mess. As someone who thinks we're in the biblical end times it's shocking you didn't last... Sorry you couldn't afford it.

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by winginit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3723

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

I was there for a week, two weeks ago, my brother and his family live there. I visit several times a year. I’ve been in the state probably six times a year for the past 25 years. It’s “Cali”, even to many residents. My brother’s family would agree and hate what SFO has become. Niece even says it wa...

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by winginit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans dating abroad?
Replies: 30
Views: 1719

Re: Americans dating abroad?

The OP has started a thread in the past about not being able to get a date where he lives. If that is the case, I think it's advisable that things won't be any easier in a foreign country. Nobody is going to care that you are an American unless your citizenship is of use to them. This. If you find ...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3723

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

I was there for a week, two weeks ago, my brother and his family live there. I visit several times a year. I’ve been in the state probably six times a year for the past 25 years. It’s “Cali”, even to many residents. My brother’s family would agree and hate what SFO has become. Niece even says it wa...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28351

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

The impeachment story is going to get interesting after Thanksgiving. https://www.npr.org/2019/11/25/782705643/federal-judge-rules-that-mcgahn-must-testify-delivering-blow-to-white-house McGahn must testify to House impeachment investigators, despite orders from the Trump administration that he not...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

Trump exercised his Authority to pardon men that were held accountable by their fellow officers for doing wrong. Was Gallagher convicted? Simple yes or no will do. I'm perplexed why Gallagher is getting all of the attention here. Clint Lorance was convicted clear as day of two counts of second degr...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3723

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

There’s an old aphorism, “keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.” Well, the welfare state keeps subsidizing poverty, keeps dumbing down education thru the corrupt bargain with teacher’s unions, keeps making poverty better than work and don’t understand why ...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politicans; When Did They Become "God" Like?
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: Politicans; When Did They Become "God" Like?

Many years ago, politicians ran to represent certain views/their party, but stopped short of acting for themselves. Many of our favorites here in the US, from George Washington to Abe Lincoln to FDR didn't run on behalf of themselves, but ran on their beliefs and how they would help the majority of...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

Considering anyone who has served after the Korean War is a war criminal, any military pardon is pardoning a war criminal. Excuse me? Are you calling anyone who has served in the US military after 1953 a war criminal? If so, you should strongly reconsider that statement. There's a lot of ignorance ...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

A Commander in Chief undermining the entirety of the Uniform Code of Military Justice - absolutely disgraceful. And apparently now our President thinks he gets to decide who is and who isn't a Navy Seal? https://i.imgur.com/KeWN05O.png All this from a draft dodger. Pathetic. It will be interesting ...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move
Replies: 88
Views: 3520

Re: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

It's very liberating not to have to march along party orders. The very essence of the military is marching along to orders - these men violated those orders, the military code of conduct, and the rules of law - and were punished accordingly. For the President, one with no military experience or exp...

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