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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

Re: What airports does JANET fly to?

I was wondering if JANET operates to any other airports on a regular basis? And do they operate anywhere outside of Nevada? To my knowledge I have never simply said "google is your friend" (which is a lazy answer IMO), but I do quite often recommend WIKIPEDIA. :checkmark: Seriously, they ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)

After two (maybe three?) days of enduring this problem, I am pleased to report it has spontaneously gone away.

I did notice my PC now has a Windows update pending, and maybe this was downloading in the background, and in some way preventing fresh cookies from landing on my PC?

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7086

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

I’d love to see how many corrupt left leaning organizations the AG has sought to disband. My guess. Zero. If so, the AG should be soundly criticized So explain why the NY AG should not go after NRA for misappropriation of funds? Can you cite an example of a left leaning charity that the AG has shut...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)

I cannot be the only one suffering this bug. From the very first arrival at the home page, EVERY SINGLE SUBSEQUENT PAGE is prefaced by the following pop-up. Welcome to Airliners.net In support of our communities, we and our 3rd party partners set cookies to deliver personalized content and ads. By c...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen Airlines A333 suffers cabin pressurization problem, returns to SZX
Replies: 21
Views: 4849

Re: Shenzhen Airlines A333 'dives thousands of metres'

While the steps to correct an emergency situation might be standard, the experience is most definitely out of the ordinary for both crew and passengers. Diving from 9,297m to 3,733m in two minutes does not happen on the regular. True, but neither it is an out of control dive due to a total failure ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7086

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

There is potentially a need for military grade weapons... in a well-regulated militia . :box: The SCOTUS has already decided that membership in a militia is not a prerequisite to firearm ownership. That ship has sailed. I totally agree; that is an admirable position. Now have a think about what you...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7086

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

There is potentially a need for military grade weapons... in a well-regulated militia . :box: You do know that there is more than one definition to the word "regulated", don't you? In this case, it means regulated in that all should be the same. In other words, all the militiamen (citizen...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7086

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

No, originalist thinking was the musket as a military weapon which the civilians could bear. Update to today, it’s the AR-15. What’s so hard about that, the Founders saw keeping a military grade weapon as the citizen’s right. They didn’t specify the type, only that citizens had a natural right to w...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7086

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

No, originalist thinking was the musket as a military weapon which the civilians could bear. Update to today, it’s the AR-15. What’s so hard about that, the Founders saw keeping a military grade weapon as the citizen’s right. See how imaginary "originalist" is? You are making up your own ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7086

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

It will be interesting to see what happens to gun sales, especially in New York, in the next couple of weeks. Yeah, real interesting. :roll: I expect sales will go thru' the roof, just like sales of toilet rolls did when Covid-19 rocked up. And for the same reason. Selfish ass-holes worried about t...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 3031

Re: The C141 Starlifter

What’s puzzling to me is the KC135 and its variants entered service in 1957 and is still going strong The C141’s service entry was eight years later in 1965 yet it was retired much sooner Why such a relatively short life for the Starlifter ? Notwithstanding GFs most excellent responses... you shoul...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 34
Views: 2152

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

But if you gave me a pile of ballot envelopes with the return address clearly visible, and cross-referenced them against a list of local Rep or Dem supporters, I could work out which ones to lose, and which ones to forward on, without opening a single envelope . And where would you get this list???...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans World Logo - 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 3916

Re: Trans World Logo - 1980s

Is the plane shipping an engine on the left wing? That’s one of the small quirks I like about the 747’s design that’s still unique today; the ability to ‘deadhead’ an entire engine :lol:. Yes, also done on some DC-10s and L-1011s. And here's another one for the list, which might invalidate my claim...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 15060

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

The simple answer is yes, the 757 was 727 sized but was upsized at the request of two launch customers. What would the present be like today if the 757 would stuck to its mission and been a truly 727 replacement? It would have saved Boeing an awful lot of grief. No need to stretch the 737 beyond th...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 3031

Re: The C141 Starlifter

A few C-141A's were completed with strengthened airframes to enable them to carry the Minuteman ICBM. However the weight of the missile in its special container (86.207 lb) exceeded by more than a third the payload of the standard C-141A (62.717 lbs) and the modified Starlifters were restricted to ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 3031

Re: The C141 Starlifter

The lengthening was done for a use case that didn't exist at design: transporting Minuteman missiles. That is the first I've heard of that. The original C-141A was designed from the outset to carry a complete LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its container. Maybe we are ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 46782

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I keep hearing that people are refusing to wear masks. But all I see is people wearing masks. Where are the people not wearing masks? Perhaps the media has found a few, but the vast majority of people are wearing masks... Two of my children work in retail; one in a food store, the other general mer...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11820

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

SheikhDjibouti. With all your expertise, I'm surprised you don't rule the world. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the rules on personal attacks. I'm no angel in this respect myself, but at least I wrap it up with some factual presentation relevant to the discussion, which indirectly proves what...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 236
Views: 21973

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

What’s known in the trade as a slow burner! :rotfl: Chaos at the end. . All Summer long, in the absence of live sporting events due to Covid-19, the BBC have been showing archive footage of great sporting events from the past. And today we were treated to a re-run of the 2017 Silverstone GP . :rotf...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11820

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

The problem with computers and flying is they lack the value of self-preservation. As compared to say... Korean (& other) co-pilots not daring to speak out against the Captain's actions, because it is not in their culture to question senior positions, even though they are imminently going to di...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5084

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

I think we will get another C-130 version soon. It will be fitted with engines with improved fuel burn. It will also have more advanced 8 bladed props similar to what the E-2D hawkeye has. The C-130J already has engines with much improved fuel burn, and it already has advanced 6-blade scimitar prop...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM Radio Call Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: KLM Radio Call Signs

KLM has a flight into SFO, KL605. They seem to use the call sign KL281. I have never seen a radio call sign so similar to the normal flight number. Is this a normal thing for KLM? Looking at FR24, here is a random sample out of AMS right now When it comes to KLM... KL773 is KLM773 KL898 is KLM898 a...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans World Logo - 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 3916

Re: Trans World Logo - 1980s

FlyCaledonian wrote:
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Dammit, I had just finished writing my own post but you beat me to it. And yes, I was rounding it off with a five-engine VC-10 (there's at least one example on the a.net photo database).

So it would appear that once again the Brits were first with a great idea. :duck:

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5084

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

Don't waste your time. VSMUT knows the C-130J was a commercial program whose first two customers were the RAF, who launched the programme, and RAAF. The USAF didn't start operating the C-130J until 2004, five years after the RAF and RAAF. Some of that is correct, and some of it is..... questionable...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 34
Views: 2152

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

You know about return addresses right? I do. But we are talking about voting by post, and the need for secrecy. and that is not compatible with existing regulations requiring return addresses. It IS secret....in WA State one inserts the ballot into a separate "secrecy envelope" then THAT ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

Or a "bubble" that has an element of mobility. Team bus. Team plane. Team hotel. Hence limit the number of people the athletes come in contact with (hang on, isn't that what you wanted?). I think you'll find I'm advocating common sense too. I suppose we can think of travel as a mobile bub...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 34
Views: 2152

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

Name & address on the outside where it is visible. No, No, and thrice No! :shakehead: You know about return addresses right? I do. But we are talking about voting by post, and the need for secrecy. and that is not compatible with existing regulations requiring return addresses. Something has to...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11820

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

Can the on-board computer recognise a light aircraft pulling on to the runway just as your airliner is about to touch down? Why not? The computer has no eyes of it's own; it's just a box full of electronics. But it will be connected to as many pairs of "eyes" as deemed necessary. One pair...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11820

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

What are the tools you, as a pilot, have to resolve airspeed issue - tools that computer doesn't have? Pitch and power settings. Becoming VMC is actually a big help, as is an ILS signal. Let's say the autopilot can go against everything it would normally do and determine to ditch its airspeed readi...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 34
Views: 2152

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

Your absentee ballot will include two envelopes. The smaller one will contain your ballot itself: the anonymous tally of your decisions that won’t be opened until Election Day itself. Put your ballot in there and keep it safe until you can mail it. The outside of the smaller envelope has a printed ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

I don't see where your push back is coming from. All the things I'm advocating are common sense. Limit the number of people the athletes come in contact with. Screen those people and the athletes themselves heavily via testing. Clearly a "bubble" is a very effective way to do that. Or a &...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25672

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Decoding adsb is pointless. You can set your ADSB to boobies1 if you want. That's right. Bravo! I once saw an F-35B set it's ADS-B to "Lightning"; kinda invalidated it's stealth though. But it was fun to watch. Now how about reading the rest of the thread to put your comment in context? O...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25672

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Actually, I doubt the F-15s had the ability to decode ADS-B, not a military requirement. You know I respect so much of what you say, but adding ADS-B to to the F-15 avionics suite is not going to require re-inventing the wheel. FFS they carry such equipment on microlights. But if you say the F-15 p...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25672

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

That’s not how it works. There’s a standard intercept plan, regardless of squawk code, one plane closes to a distance and position that allows positive identification; the other stays in trail. You can’t see much from the back of a plane. It would have been done exactly this way on 9/11 and they kn...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

It’s not just class hatred it’s failure for government to do its job vis-a-vis public safety and welfare. Floridians are waiting so long for COVID test results the tests themselves are useless for prevention and tracing, and that’s why FL is up shit creek. Meanwhile Marlins players and staff get ne...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25672

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

"Hey guys, you're looking for two nice straight vapor trails leading up to a short fat twin engine Airbus in Eurowhite, with a bright green tail." Um, presumably if they knew to be looking for an A310 with a green tail there wouldn't have been any need for the intercept in the first place...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25672

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

US reported that the second one stayed well out of range while the first one went just close enough to visually identify the aircraft as civilian or military. Do F-15 pilots have regular eye tests? I mean, it's not that hard to identify an A310, particularly if it's squawking it's flight number and...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

NBA is doing it right. A small number of teams all living in a "bubble" so travel is eliminated. MLB is not. Players staying at home, traveling on buses and planes, statying in hotels when on the road. Sure it's easier for NBA teams since they're only 15 players vs 45, but that doesn't me...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

NBA is doing it right. A small number of teams all living in a "bubble" so travel is eliminated. MLB is not. Players staying at home, traveling on buses and planes, statying in hotels when on the road. Sure it's easier for NBA teams since they're only 15 players vs 45, but that doesn't me...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15453

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

The 747-500, 747-600, and 767-400ERX would've all shared an engine that did not come to fruition, and were all subsequently cancelled. Which engine was that? A Trent derivative. I believe it was to be designated the Trent 600. Because we are talking about undeveloped variants, the waters are somewh...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The F16 and Mach 2
Replies: 19
Views: 2384

Re: The F16 and Mach 2

For the F-16, Mach 2 is not necessary. It's a grocery getter and errand runner aircraft for the military. Interceptors like the F-15 & F-22 require it because they are policing the air-highways. Do be sure to mention that detail to... Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway Greece, Italy, Poland,...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2822

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

My 17yo son "manscapes". Not really sure why at all. Probably for the same reason many young women depilate. To avoid getting banned, I'll let wiki put it into words. This custom can be motivated by reasons of potentially increased personal cleanliness or hygiene, heightened sensitivity d...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 46782

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

USA deaths will certainly hit 150,000 this weekend. Despite the claims of some here, the death count has inevitably started climbing. On that tack, I have been logging world positive test numbers and deaths since March. I have noticed that while the number of positives has risen dramatically over t...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4198

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Apologies for this being a long post; I hope it's worth it - there's something for everyone to get their teeth into. :bigthumbsup: Only in the final matches of the national competition. Definitely not routine. Yes, in a European football national anthems are played before international matches, and ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4198

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Gallup published a study estimating potential migrants in 2010. The study estimated that 700 million adults worldwide would prefer to migrate to another country. Potential migrants were asked for their country of preference if they were given a free choice. Congrats; The USA came top with 166 millio...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4198

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

I guess those millions of immigrants that chose the US as their destination to settle instead of the Scandinavian and European utopias maybe they just can't find those countries on a map or never heard of them? I guess is obvious, those countries aren't that free for them. https://images.theconvers...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4198

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Here you go, matches between teams from the same country, Mexico and Argentina, won't spend my day looking for more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7euhE98FY0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA9qBQiPQAQ I will give you credit; you answered your critics with two examples. When I say answered your c...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25672

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Good grief, I barely know where to start.... :banghead: In terms of "close", this is how close the F-16s flew when escorting Air Force One into Andrews on 9/11. That's the wingtip of AF1, and that's a DC Air National Guard F-16. No problem. Yeah, when it's pre-arranged, and one of your own...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5681

Re: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination

The man is married to this woman. Why did they travel together? Why did the man marry this woman? Do they live together? Do they live together in the same house or apartment? This whole thing seems to meet be utter stupidity. Is the wife really the man's slave? Maybe the women should divorce this m...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4198

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

No other country in the world would get so wound up about the flag or anthem. I can’t think of any Football league in Europe that performs the national anthem, a flag waving ceremony or a military worship ceremony before a domestic league match. That’s something you find in the USA. The levels of p...

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