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The two US teams plus KC-10 to honor a different team of people fighting a different, though deadly war.
No thanks. I like my £300 return airfares to New York. Frankly, you can forget about that, this is nothing to do with VS, or IAG group airlines, or LCC's like Norwegian, if they survive. Air travel is going to get more expensive. Unless a 100% or near vaccine comes available in the near future, unl...Jump to post
jetwet1 wrote:As I just posted in another thread, Darwin will not be denied.
Fine, so long as they all agree to a medical assistance waiver, should they get infected (with the virus, not bigoted stupidity, that's already embedded in their DNA). And agree to wear those stupid hats at all times outside, therefore warning rational people to keep their distance. Store and other ...Jump to post
Virgin Atlantic should be allowed to collapse. It's owned by a billionaire and the market is too crowded as it is. The gaps left over by Virgin can be easily filled by the likes of KLM. Theoretically, Air Lingus had the opportunity to merge with Virgin Atlantic and create two competing secure full ...Jump to post
He continues to be...well him;
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... death-toll
Seriously, if those that voted for him are shocked, why?
how much US property is in China? Uops.... a game with two losers. and i am wondering... when will everybody get their compensation for the 1918 American flu, that the US government not just kept secret from everyone, but kept shipping infected troops out over to Europe. best regards Thomas Everybo...Jump to post
Well it's 'Spanish' since being a non combatant there was no censorship there, it was the first to report it, while there is no exact source for it, the consensus is the Midwest, which would be of little import if, uniquely, large numbers of men were going not from Europe to the US but for the first...Jump to post
GDB Pleased to hear that you are in a decent position, as with you I'm devastated for those who might not be. This crisis is an existential threat to the industry, and it is disappointing that so many on this thread seem not to realise this. If possible, it would be great for all the present carrie...Jump to post
So with BA just announcing they will be making 12,000 people redundant, do people still think it’s a good idea to be letting VS collapse? Add the two together and that will be over 20,000 people added to the dole queue in a short time (8,500 or so plus employees plus supply chain). I have just hear...Jump to post
Then there was this, never got beyond the drawing board, though HS explored less radical ideas for STOL, then quiet STOL, eventually leading to HS.146, cancelled after the 1973 oil shock, re-instated to become the BAe-146.
It’s all here, courtesy Google and Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bréguet_941 STOL was a fashion in the late ‘60s, planes landing on piers in NYC, in Central Park. Point to point to an extreme. You got that right, look what West Germany was planning and built; https://www.youtube.com/watc...Jump to post
I've posted this on another thread, as I mentioned there, I can take or leave this guy, however if what he says is the case of 'Ag Gag' laws in the US, no doubt lobbied for by the same political base this idea about China is aimed at;
I work in public safety and home invasions are not uncommon at all. You sound like the kind of guy who could get hold of some actual numbers. Please, help us out here. Sure, I could get you some numbers for where I work and live, but I value anonymity more than I value winning an internet argument....Jump to post
OK, cards on table, I've never liked Branson, believe it if you want to but for me, it actually pre-dates him starting an airline. Johnny Lydon was right, 'never trust a hippy', especially one from a wealthy background like Branson. (Which is not of course his fault just when he comes all 'hardscrab...Jump to post
Hook, line and sinker... I was hoping that you would answer like you did. You need to do a bit more research. The AWB of 1994 didn't ban any guns. It banned cosmetic accessories and certain names. The Colt AR15 was still available, it was just called the Colt Sporter. It didn't have an evil bayonet...Jump to post
UK Home Department minister Priti Patel ridiculed after announcing ‘shoplifting is down’ compared to year before : https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/priti-patel-ridiculed-after-announcing-shoplifting-is-down-compared-to-year-before-1-6624258 In the Cabinet of loony zealots, unfit to be e...Jump to post
Stupid hollering fool who organised anti public safety protests, gets Covid. Likely, due to how this virus works, at her most infectious when crowded together with the rest of her fools, pleased to see the cops who had to deal with her and the rest of them had PPE, what with all the spittle coming o...Jump to post
My ilk? The mayor of Las Vegas is a Democrat and she is fuming over the nonsense of these business shutdowns and stay at home orders. She seems to be the only Democrat that understands that you need people working and spending money to collect taxes and run the government. Well guess what? She's wr...Jump to post
One of the growing problems in the USA is the Coved-19 infection rates at meat processing plants. This may mean shortages and some panic buying of meat. There is also problems with higher consumer demand and cuts in institutional and restaurant demand, logistical problems, differences in packaging,...Jump to post
And in a shocking twist, a Starship prototype (SN4) has passed cryogenic testing without blowing up... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5t-oEbBprc Boring! It's great you called it if ironically, ''boring'. Since we've just passed the 50th anniversary of a spaceflight that the US public and press al...Jump to post
I've kept well away from here, mainly since my anger, shame (for the first time in my life at being British), dismay would be expressed like something Jesse Armstrong wrote, (Peep Show, The Thick Of It, Veep, Succession) and I'd get banned. However, this seems the moment to allow US comedian/comment...Jump to post
Donald Trump has more than suggested that he is eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize himself He would be a great choice... a well deserved place right next to laureates like Arafat, Carter, Obama or Mandela, who made the award a total joke. Uhmmm, why not adding Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin ("won...Jump to post
FOX of course was the brainchild of porcine sex pest Ailes. His motivation was disgust, that a non partisan media had the temerity to investigate and eventually help bring down, a corrupt US President. Poor old Nixon. Butter wouldn't melt. Such a victim. It really took Reagan's lifting on FCC contro...Jump to post
That's an idea, let the Trumpists gather, in their own isolation, signing a waiver for any medical treatment and only allowed outside of their cult with PPE, which they have to pay for. Why not? A lot of them seem to think medics are now 'crisis actors', anyway isn't the idea of healthcare kinda 'so...Jump to post
It is true that the UK government seems to be taking a laissez faire attitude to the aviation sector. However, the UK government cannot arbitrarily decide not to help VS but help BA when it’s time comes. If it does, the taxpayer would likely be faced with the unenviable position of facing a claim f...Jump to post
The public understandably want answers, politicians seek the same and with certainty, as this scientist (and quite well known science communicator/broadcaster in the UK), says, it's not as simple as that. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/21/doubt-essential-science-politicians-coron...Jump to post
1. What assault weapon ban was repealed? 2. No special rounds required to defeat body armor. Any rifle hunting bullet will defeat common body armor. Sure about that? Or you have no idea of the recent history in your own country? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban Please don't...Jump to post
A part of the reason for the heavier bombload of the British heavies vs the American ones is the smaller aircrew and lesser defense armament. Of course, this also relegated the British planes to bombing at night when it wasn't as accurate. So they needed more bombs to do the same damage. True, howe...Jump to post
I understand why many think that, however history suggests otherwise. In the mid to late 80's no one thought by the end of the decade the Berlin Wall would be down, the Warsaw Pact would be fragmenting and the USSR would not long after cease to exist. I do not think you can really compare the DDR /...Jump to post
Yeah they have, by enabling the repeal of assault weapons bans, by bribing lawmakers. So basically no different to those who funnel cash to terror groups. Who never get near to firing a shot themselves. Even promoting rounds designed to defeat body armour. And enabling those with a history of menta...Jump to post
The ones with blood on their hands would be people like you, who want law-abiding citizens to be completely defenseless while well-armed criminals are free to do as they please. Thankfully, the 2nd Amendment doesn't care about the opinions you have of it. This is the part that I don't get. You make...Jump to post
Our NRA has zero blood on its hands, as an NRA member has never committed a mass shooting. Most NRA members are law-abiding citizens and are thus responsible with their guns. The people who are doing most of the shooting in the United States are involved in gangs/drugs and largely own their weapons...Jump to post
30 years! Amazing machine. I hope they can keep it going for even longer so as to not miss any important astronomical phenomena. Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer were a formidable trio of space based observatories. Spitzer's gone, but the 6.5 m JWST and the 2.4 m WFIRST will be coming online over the n...Jump to post
This seems to be an almost endless saga. Not hating on it but Concorde went from signing the agreement to build the thing, to first prototype flying in 7 years. Compare to this concept. As for the many design changes, while I have always seen the two Concorde prototypes as really technology demonstr...Jump to post
You have to feel sorry for the people in Embraer, in 51 years they went from an unlikely new entrant in the industry, to a very major player in the RJ market, as well as in business aircraft and with the KC-390, an innovative military aviation product. A tie up with Boeing that seemed to be more abo...Jump to post
If you properly secure your gun, your risk of being injured by that gun is zero. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. No one is forcing you to own a gun, just like no one will be forcing me to give mine up. Well luckily for me and most other Western nations bar one, I don't need a gun, ...Jump to post
Of course its easier to lock-down a whole population. It's just incredible to me that you continue to think this, but to each his own. There is a global viral pandemic. It sucks. Its going to suck for awhile. Its going to hurt the economy and change the way we do things for a while. Deal with it. S...Jump to post
So he now says he was being sarcastic. Not possible, since that requires a sense of humour, which he does not have. Rather more likely is this; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/revealed-leader-group-peddling-bleach-cure-lobbied-trump-coronavirus Trump has a very good sense of humor. It...Jump to post
It's long been obvious, at least to those with a modicum of common sense, that having a gun at home greatly increases the risks of injury/death by negligent discharge, or an intruder getting it first, violent arguments turning lethal, depression/suicidal thoughts ending badly (no stomach pumping if...Jump to post
Not going to comment on whether it's true or not, but on the reactions of rather nearsighted comments of people on this thread. Why do so many people wanna see this guy dead?!? There is absolutely no information pointing to any "democratic freedom loving opposition" inside DPRK that will ...Jump to post
So he now says he was being sarcastic.
Not possible, since that requires a sense of humour, which he does not have.
Rather more likely is this;
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus
It's long been obvious, at least to those with a modicum of common sense, that having a gun at home greatly increases the risks of injury/death by negligent discharge, or an intruder getting it first, violent arguments turning lethal, depression/suicidal thoughts ending badly (no stomach pumping if ...Jump to post
BA said at the start of this, they saw the situation as very serious of course but had cash reserves. Initially, prior to the governments support scheme, the 80/20 one for wages up to £2500 per month, they were going to encourage staff who can, to take unpaid leave not unlike the response to the 200...Jump to post
Nope, that's not what I'm talking about. I mean there was no real need to lock down entire states, when the data shows that there is virtually no serious risk to anyone under 50 with no pre-existing conditions. (Yes, there are some exceptions... just like there are for everything.) But, by and larg...Jump to post
30 years after launch, BBC's Horizon broadcast a doc on it's launch, that 1993 repair mission and subsequent upgrades, with contributions from some of the astronauts and scientists involved. Some of the iconic images and how they were assembled, including the very latest images; https://www.bbc.co.u...Jump to post
As the thread relating to the disinfectant issue was deleted, some words to illustrate reply 259, maybe not the usual brain fart?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus
Certainly London's Met Police (and likely also true for other UK forces) have reported steep falls in most crimes. Except one class, which has been a sharp rise in calls. Domestic violence. (The BBC last night staged a 3 hour fundraiser, for various charities, raised over £27 million which will be m...Jump to post
Just out of curiosity a scenario I was thinking of. Going to war in a, for Germany, realistic setting like Afghanistan. Now you have Growlers, Super Hornets and Typhoons available. Would you even bring the Super Hornets or just leave them in Germany (for their nuclear role). Are there missions (exc...Jump to post