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by HGL
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family
Replies: 123
Views: 4510

Re: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family

My family background leads me not to hero- worship soldiers. My father was one and he was a decent, ethical person. On my mother's side there is division because some were volunteers and others conscripted. My mother and father were born in countries at war. Listening to the arguments that took plac...

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by HGL
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month
Replies: 136
Views: 19682

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month

During a visit to Airbus Hamburg in Finkenwerder yesterday (1 Aug) the stated position was that actual costs of production are being covered, and will continue to be at the reduced monthly rate. However, a word of caution was that the R&D costs had not been fully recovered. At least officially (...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US government ends Open Skies debate with Arabian Gulf carriers
Replies: 41
Views: 8055

Re: US government ends Open Skies debate with Arabian Gulf carriers

Interesting how a discussion of whether the US3 have a case against the ME3 gets derailed into who can call a strip of water something. Let's put it to a vote: Iran is not Persia so perhaps if they win the vote it should become the Iranian Sea. But how many countries have a coast along that stretch ...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK serve more cities in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 2733

Re: Could EK serve more cities in Australia?

Under the Australia -UAE bilateral agreement A limit is imposed on frequencies to gateway cities. Those cities are SYD, MEL, BNE and PER. The agreement also allows unlimited frequencies to regional airports. This is how it was possible to start up ADL without needing to reduce frequencies elsewhere....

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by HGL
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!
Replies: 50
Views: 2227

Re: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!

People like you are sickening, these people are not good guys, they can't be rehabilitated, they don't care about us, our culture and way of life, Breivik is very much the product of "our culture". His manifesto, as turgid and ridiculous as it is, simply borrows from what many commentator...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 2810

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

If the russians are willing to go and show the world what a snake Hillary is and how she is a lawbreaker out for her own ends, then more power to them. Now why would the Russians do that? Out of philanthropic concern for the American people? If the Russians were to try and influence an election by ...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 9952

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

You don't get to protect your dignity by violating the rights of others. I would like to think so but as you have consistently repeated a person should have the right to refuse service to a person who black, gay [insert flavour of the month here]. So, which ever way you slice or dice it, you do sup...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop naming mass murderers in the press?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Stop naming mass murderers in the press?

In France two newspapers and a radio station have announced that they will no longer reveal the names or post photos of terrorist killers. Le Monde and La Croix have said they will not publish images and Europe 1 radio will not broadcast their names. Le Monde has stated this to be "to avoid the...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop naming mass murderers in the press?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Stop naming mass murderers in the press?

Back in the good old days the British transported a lot of their criminals to Australia or whatever, and that worked pretty well and was perfectly humane as nobody had to die. LOL. It may have worked out for the British who had a problem with prison overcrowding. But those who were transported migh...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Islam launch war against Fireman Sam
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Islam launch war against Fireman Sam

It's interesting that you should mention Charlie Hebdo. The magazine once sacked someone for antisemitism. Not quite the same way as changing someone's life as killing, admittedly. But it does rather suggest that Hebdo itself was not a passionate defender of freedom of speech. A little known fact. I...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Islam launch war against Fireman Sam
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Islam launch war against Fireman Sam

For a guy into conspiracy theories you sure are good at inventing them. On the basis of a single tweet from someone that most people have never heard of, you claim "Islam launch war against Fireman Sam". You were obviously a serious student at Herr Doktor Goebbel's Institute For Honesty in...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop naming mass murderers in the press?
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Stop naming mass murderers in the press?

The first thought is that it is unlikely to make that much of a difference. We already see speculation about the who, whys and wherefores before any arrests are made. In circumstances where an immediate arrest is not made, the police might release CCTV images in an appeal for witnesses or informatio...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!
Replies: 50
Views: 2227

Re: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!

, the problem in Europe is trouble makers aren't returned to where they came from. It is a bit difficult when the perpetrators are sometimes native born. I mean, how exactly do you send someone who was born in France back to France? The most serious attacks have not been carried out by refugees but...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!
Replies: 50
Views: 2227

Re: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!

There's a big difference between an immigrant from a civilized country like me and someone from some less civilized places. You'd certainly hope so, but after the diversion of a Jetstar flight last week as a result of a violent brawl among Kiwi passengers, you sometimes wonder. Of course there is a...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 9952

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

You don't seem to get it. On the contrary. I appreciate what some are arguing should be the case in an ideal world. I also know what is the actual case in a number of countries where laws do clearly state that certain types of discrimination are unlawful. The ideal portrayed by BMI727 and the reali...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!
Replies: 50
Views: 2227

Re: 84 year old priest murdered during mass!

And people say immigration and helping people is a good thing. Well as an immigrant to Norway and the descendent of immigrants to New Zealand you would be the best person to know. What does your wife say to having an immigrant as a husband and what do your children think of having an immigrant as a...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 9952

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

He doesn't have to give a reason ... No reason is required. True, and that is probably the best thing to do. But courts in some countries have allowed cases to be heard where there were reasonable grounds for believing that unlawful discrimination occurred. For example, where a black couple applied...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 9952

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

It's wrong to have one side be able to force the other into doing business. So who forces anyone to establish a business? A person chooses to establish a business. That business invites the public, either in general or a niche market. It trades within the terms specified by law. The law is equally ...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 9952

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

It does when those laws take rights away from certain citizens. So in the end it all comes down to who you believe should be second class citizens. Business is not a private affair for the simple reason that it involves more than one person. Businesses advertise and invite the public to engage for ...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide bombing in Germany ....
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

Re: Suicide bombing in Germany ....

Yep it's really the core of the matter, not all attacks are equal. Well there we will have to agree to disagree because I believe the fact that people are using violence against refugees is not something to be trivialised or dismissed simply because the attacks have not resulted in a greater number...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 9952

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

You don't have a right to have other people like you or want to deal with you. Dignity has nothing to do with whether people like you or not. It is about recognising a person's worth as a human being qua se . This is the essential idea behind the proclamation "We hold these truths to be self-e...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worlds best looking football player gets airport named after him
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Worlds best looking football player gets airport named after him

So there already is a Ronaldo museum, a Ronaldo statue and a Ronaldo hotel. He has appeared on postage stamps from Guinea-Bissau, through Burundi and Rwanda to the Republic of Congo. Now the airport too is to be named after him.

When are they going to rename the island?

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by HGL
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide bombing in Germany ....
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

Re: Suicide bombing in Germany ....

How many have died or been injured in those attacks compared to Is that really the core of the matter? How many died rather than the fact that attacks took place - during 2015 in Germany alone there were 75 such arson attacks. In one instance (in Bauzen) police reported that the crowd of onlookers ...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of terrorism in French and German airports?
Replies: 20
Views: 2480

Re: Impact of terrorism in French and German airports?

While it remains true that the overall risk of terrorism should not be exaggerated the impact off past events is being taken seriously by airlines. Over at Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr has revised down the forecast for 2016, taking into account future bookings. Michael O'Leary has also suggested that, d...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide bombing in Germany ....
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

Re: Suicide bombing in Germany ....

Many of those so called refugees wouldn't be even in real danger in the area where they "fled" from. Those who are in real danger should be put into refugee camps where they are free to stay until the conflict is over, exactly the way most countries in the world deal with refugees. No dou...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4509

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

Not so differnt from "removing all Muslims" now, is it? Feeling unbound by international treaties (NATO, WTO,....) is also something Trump and Hitler had very much in common. best regards Thomas Has Trump actually called for that? I know he called for a ban on Muslims entering the US whic...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4509

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

@ tommy1808 You are right to say that no one could have predicted the holocaust, how it would be planned or carried out. But it was never a secret that Hitler wanted to eradicate the Jews from German society. He did not use terms like "ausrotten" (extermination) or" vernichten" (...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?

Young Turks in public housing quarter are often not really the nicest people to deal with. If people are young and unemployed they may associate in public spaces, regardless of ethnic background, and people will often make assumptions. Sure, some Turks (were they actually born in Turkey or in Germa...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4509

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

The problem is that it's difficult to look at Hitler as a simple man, a politician, without thinking about some kind of devil, evil incarnate etc. So from there having a reasoned discussion including Hitler is impossible. Actually it is quite simple to discuss Hitler without reducing him to a devil...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

In follow-up news, the passengers who caused the diversion of the Jetstar flight have been banned from flying on all Qantas and Jetstar flights. They have also been told to expect a bill for the cost of the diversion. That's one hangover from their boozy antics they weren't expecting when they decid...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel masonic hand gestures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Merkel masonic hand gestures?

I am staggered. I fully admit to being surprised that the OP didn't upload the following image that is circulating among conspiracy bloggers. If it doesn't prove Merkel's membership of a secret coven, what could? http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah63/roystravels/Miscellany/Hitler-Merkel_zpsbhcazt...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: What would you do (when aware of criminal activity)?

So what is the exact nature of the problem? Is it that the neighbours are un-neighbourly and cavalier with their rubbish? Is it that you suspect them of being involved in drug dealing? Or is it that they are Turks? The way that you have written your post suggests that is the real issue as you repeat...

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by HGL
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2015/2016 Booked/Flown List.
Replies: 250
Views: 28987

Re: Your 2015/2016 Booked/Flown List.

Coming up. August: PER-DXB EK A388 DXB-HAM EK 77W HAM-AMS KL 737-700 AMS-LCY WX RJ85 LCY-HAM BA D328 (op by MHS Aviation) HAM-DXB EK 77W DXB-PER EK A388 September: PER -KTA QF F100 (op by Network Aviation) KTA - PER QQ F100 (Alliance Airlines) PER - MMG - MKR - WUN - PER HK E120 (Skippers Aviation) ...

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by HGL
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small nation - big airline
Replies: 78
Views: 13476

Re: Small nation - big airline

ranbidaraxflo wrote:
Don't forget the UAE has not only EK but EY!!!!

Not to mention Sharjah-based Air Arabia with 115 destinations throughout Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe. Then there's flydubai with its 95 destinations, 51 aircraft and 84 on order.

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by HGL
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

According one report, the off-loaded passengers will not face criminal charges in Indonesia because they were travelling on an Australian-flagged carrier and it is understood the Australian Federal Police is not involved in the investigation. http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-up ... 62077c4c2f Sh...

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by HGL
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Rowdy Passengers Cause Jetstar Diversion

An overnight flight from Sydney to Phuket was diverted to Denpasar as a result of passenger behaviour. A group of six passengers on flight JQ27 became rowdy among themselves and failed to follow crew directions. Whether they became violent or were simply abusive and obnoxious is unclear but the Capt...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 5985

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

"Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have "the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms". And to prove the point that he cares, he will relieve the population of those concerns by removing democracy, rule of law, fundamental ...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Police Ambush: BTR
Replies: 70
Views: 2578

Re: Another Police Ambush: BTR

Mrs. Clinton is in favor of an Australian style gun ban. In case you didn't know, that was a confiscation. Not entirely true. The Australian gun laws adopted after the Port Arthur killings consisted of several components, including a ban on certain semi-automatic and self-loading rifles. The law on...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6814

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

seb146 wrote:
That is how I read his post.

Precisely. That is how you read it. I don't.

seb146 wrote:
Why should that be celebrated?

Has anyone in this thread suggested celebration of any kind? I certainly hadn't noticed.

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6814

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

"Hillary needs to be found guilty" and stopped there, no one would have said anything. He expressed an opinion, maybe an unsound one, but nevertheless an opinion. He did not incite anyone to actually arrest her, he did not organise a kangaroo court. There was no lynch mob. His views may b...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304356

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Hello, what's happening now? I'd just got used to seeing the white text on blue background and this morning I see that quoted text has reverted to being grey on white. Why the change? Sure, it makes the quote stand our more but makes the pages look less professional. A positive feature that I discov...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Master Card logo
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: New Master Card logo

No doubt for those in marketing and brand image creation this is the most exciting thing to happen since sliced bread. For 99.9% of card users I suspect it will make no difference at all. Some might notice the change and think "this is different" but would they change cards just because so...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outside-the-box Power Rangers Idea - Fairies
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Outside-the-box Power Rangers Idea - Fairies

Perhaps I should have made Evelyn the Green Fairy Ranger second-in-command instead of Percy the Red Fairy Ranger, since after all she is Christopher the Pink Fairy Ranger's girlfriend. No, I don't think that would be a good move. It would open up accusations of favouritism and the suggestion that s...

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by HGL
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outside-the-box Power Rangers Idea - Fairies
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Outside-the-box Power Rangers Idea - Fairies

Here is my team. Christopher Scott - Pink Fairy Ranger - Air - Male - Leader Percy Smith - Red Fairy Ranger - Fire - Male - Second-in-command This reinforces the patriarchal system and cements male dominance by portraying the idea that women can not hold positions of power. Such blatant discriminat...

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by HGL
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 6814

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

You liberals leftists are funny and complete hypocrites. You are lynching a state senator of his day job because you don't like something he said. I am regarded by many as a liberal leftist and in an earlier comment I wrote: Let's keep things in perspective. What he wrote may be "unparliamenta...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?
Replies: 17
Views: 2319

Re: AVRO RJ routes, 2016?

Malmö Aviation is now part of Braathens Regional Aviation if I'm not mistaken. They fly both the RJ85 and the RJ100 Stockholm Bromma (BMA) to Malmö (MMX) and Goteborg (GOT). But I have read that Braathens Regional Aviation intend replacing them with the CS100 from 2018.

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by HGL
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4336

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

As much as I dislike Karl Marx, he was right one thing: Religion is the Opium of the common people. And a self-administered one at that. Particularly it appears to be the case in this tragic instance. Secondly the more violent parts of the Bible are all in the Old Testament, which is there as histo...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?
Replies: 122
Views: 4043

Re: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?

I know that Brexit is a serious issue but the question of re-joining brought to mind on old song (particularly apt given Brexiters' talk of Hitler and all that): You put your [left arm] in, Your [left arm] out: In, out, in, out. You shake it all about. You do the hokey cokey, And you turn around. Th...

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by HGL
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A letter to the US3 carriers regarding the ME3 carriers
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: A letter to the US3 carriers regarding the ME3 carriers

One correction; Emirates is not supported financially by the UAE government but is fully-owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is true that the UAE government supports the aviation sector through policies that encourage growth and its open skies approach but that is not the same as actual...

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by HGL
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 5985

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

That Erdogan fired more than 2500 judges has nothing to do with the military coup, its a premeditated oppression measure. Oh I agree with you there. In fact I am firmly of the opinion that the whole thing was staged by Erdoğan to begin with. He was conveniently on holiday and not arrested; senior m...

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