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by bgm
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I think right now is a bunch of overreacting. With the sports leagues canceling/postponing, gatherings being curtailed, there’s nothing to do. They’re basically telling us we have to remain home — which is not an option for me since I hate being in my house. When you look at the global population v...

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by bgm
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Community spread has been happening in only certain cities in the US for now. Mostly California, Washington and New York. But here in Florida where I am at, the amount of that is still lower than the imported cases. And as for my 'partisan' comments, you come here saying Trump should resign, that's...

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by bgm
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

That little booklet they call a passport works pretty well for determining where you’ve been and if you should be allowed to head to the US. Shhhh, little secret. You can have more than one passport. A guy named Manafort had three.. Why would he need three I wonder? Try to stay on topic. Not to men...

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by bgm
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Fears
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Travel Fears

CALMSP wrote:
you mean are you scared of catching the flu?


COVID-19 is NOT flu, stop spreading misinformation.

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by bgm
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

slider wrote:
And the footprint of the virus indicates it's manmade. China created it, it got out and propagated. Creating and using diseases for state goals.


Care to provide a non-tinfoil-hat source for that please?

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by bgm
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

Are you asserting that the current situation in Italy is attributable to how health care is paid for? Or, put another way, that things would be different or better if the system wasn't 'universal?' You failed to quote entirely the response, the poster claimed that in the US things will become worse...

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by bgm
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1914

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

I think that booing at a sporting event is disrespectful. What do you think should happen? How would you implement such a policy? Good luck trying to stop thousands of people booing. Any other daft ideas? Did you see the epic dating an octogenarian thread? :mrgreen: Think the mods may have deleted ...

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by bgm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

Yes, 'universal healthcare' its doing great for Italy right now. As for cases in the US, its sitting at around 600 presently, whereas in Europe you got more than 15K. You guys handled it much better than Trump for sure, and look at where you at? Again, given the difficulty in getting TESTED in the ...

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by bgm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

Some folks here should be hired by the US men's soccer team. They way they move goal posts, maybe the US team can win a FIFA Cup. Just like how the 2001 post 9/11 sell off wasnt Bush's fault or the 2008 housing bubble crash wasn't Obama's, so too is this unrelated to anything Trump has done. Unless...

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by bgm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

Really? I thought in this case is the other way around, Europe is distributing the virus everywhere, something China hadn't done entirely. Because of the European's incompetence, it is why we are in this situation now. The US has to cleanup after Europe's mess and pay the price... again. Um, look a...

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by bgm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

European stock markets have entered bear market territory, is it because their politicians? their administrators also failed? “When America sneezes, the World catches a cold” Really? I thought in this case is the other way around, Europe is distributing the virus everywhere, something China hadn't ...

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by bgm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

Love it how the Trump haters need to rub in the tanking of the markets. I hope they stick around once this rebounds, in any case if anything can be deduced by this, this was to be expected this was written by the end of January: Market reactions to past virus scares show stocks may have more to los...

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by bgm
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 148095

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The fat old pig doesn’t look quite as good as the Airbi in the new clothes, to put it mildly! First 737-700 in the new livery, with the mask https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/49631289718 Agreed! Lipstick (or in this case, mascara) on a pig. The SAS titles barely fit. :boggled: At least they don...

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by bgm
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3791

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

American Airlines has begun to freeze and revoke miles of AAdvantage members for allegedly violating the rules of the program. Basically this has to do with credit card promotional offers. American Airlines sells miles to Citibank and Barclays card and those banks issue them as they see fit, they o...

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by bgm
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 9002

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

- booming economy - no more endless wars - the next round of tax cuts - secure borders - the best trade deals - spiralling national debt - Trump's cronies will continue to be pardoned / Trump committing more offenses without consequences - MAGAts continuing to wallow in poverty but still blindly sh...

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by bgm
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4380

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

You could eliminate 80% of US discretionary spending (defense, infrastructure and the like) and not eliminate the deficit. Look at future SS and Medicare/Medicaid spending—that’s what’s driving the deficit. And nobody’s talking about that. And what about Trump’s tax cuts? Conveniently left that out...

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by bgm
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2904

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

Yet another, as if we needed it, case of “why in the hell would give these juveniles any money or power?” But, it has always been thus...at least they’re not dueling each other. Oh wait, that might be idea, it’d eliminate the poor shots and scare off the timid. I’d vote for a law allowing dueling f...

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by bgm
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 75227

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

BS. The manufacturer sets the bar. Boeing didn't mention MCAS to the pilots, joked about requests of some silly 3rd world customers about simulator training and didn't tell the FAA that MCAS didn't work exactly as they were told before..... Set the bar. :shakehead: The only way for your statement t...

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by bgm
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 22816

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

If it were an isolated incident, perhaps...happens to everyone. But Biden's mental composition is unsettling at best, an absolute disqualifier at worst. Remember the plagiarism events (multiple) of which the second canceled his first POTUS run? How about "borking" Robert Bork? Lying about...

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by bgm
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC
Replies: 17
Views: 1282

Re: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC

I like to have Amex/Visa/MC because there are some places where one will not work but the other(s) will. This may not apply in the good old US of A, but internationally this can very much be the case.

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by bgm
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 178160

Re: DY about to go bust?

Isn't it strange that all the posters salivating over DY's possible demise seem to come from one specific country? :duck: These same people also doesn't seem to comprehend that all EU countries are equal in terms of open skies agreements, hence why this whole ' flag of convenience ' garbage is noth...

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by bgm
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8772

Re: New AA uniform launches today

https://twitter.com/americanair/status/1234472860971937792?s=21 This is the Twitter link for AA's video on the new uniforms Ooof, the cheese of the pose at the end of this video is awful :? :covereyes: Yep, if they had posed with a scowl/RBF, then it would look more authentic for AA. :duck:

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by bgm
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7501

Re: Dow tops 28000

KFTG wrote:
Where did GalaxyFlyer go?


Probably at a Trump rally.

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by bgm
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 178160

Re: DY about to go bust?

Isn't it strange that all the posters salivating over DY's possible demise seem to come from one specific country? :duck: These same people also doesn't seem to comprehend that all EU countries are equal in terms of open skies agreements, hence why this whole ' flag of convenience ' garbage is nothi...

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by bgm
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 75227

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

Meanwhile, Spirit AeroSystems to restart 737 Max production in March tells us pretty much what the title suggests, they will be restarting MAX production in March slowly and gradually ramping up during the year. As for the speculation on why they are going to restart this early, it could be that th...

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by bgm
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

The problem is you all know you are spreading false information. As has been posted, that "debris" can mean something as small as dust or material filings. If you ever have a house built you will know that workers are not the most clean people and frequently leave trash around. But they c...

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by bgm
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I suspect it's already too late. We now have a suspected case of community transmission in the USA. That means there are many more infected who are unawares. And they are infecting others. The response by the chinese has really endangered the whole world. Authoritarian regimes always find a way to ...

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by bgm
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I suspect it's already too late. We now have a suspected case of community transmission in the USA. That means there are many more infected who are unawares. And they are infecting others. The response by the chinese has really endangered the whole world. Authoritarian regimes always find a way to ...

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by bgm
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 173953

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

How is this going to affect patients the US where not everyone has access to healthcare or can't afford it?

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by bgm
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

scbriml wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Who would know better than the people that actually built it?


You mean the people who designed and implemented MCAS 1.0 then decided pilots didn’t need to know about it? :crazy:


And then proceeded to let the thing dawndart itself twice before doing anything about it. :boggled:

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by bgm
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

BA falling 4% as FAA are mandating new MAX fixes, immediately affecting 128 US registered aircraft. Affects ALL Max built so far. Any knowledgeable people care to take a guess if or how this will affect RTS? FAA proposes new safety fix for MAX production lapse https://seekingalpha.com/news/3545356?...

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by bgm
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Which other aircraft have garbage left in 80% of the fuel tanks by careless workers? They don’t (I hope). That’s a Boeing thing and it’s not surprising considering the other horror stories of those lines in Renton. It’s just an attempt to make Boeing not look as bad or as incompetent as they are. I...

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by bgm
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

People seem to conveniently forget how many of these issues crop up in service on Modern Jetliners even some that have been in service for decades. Excepting for MCAS all the other issues regulators are finding with the MAX are usual ones that would not require a grounding and be covered by the AD ...

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by bgm
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8815

Re: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

The distances should be taken with a huge grain of salt, but one thing it does show is how vastly more capable the A321XLR is vs the 737MAX 9/10. The question is, does AS need that extra capability?

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by bgm
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if no one ran for president?
Replies: 19
Views: 987

Re: What if no one ran for president?

Suppose it's an election year (say 2024), and nobody decides to run for the presidency. So therefore, no campaigns, debates, nothing. How is the president selected? I’m pretty sure if this happened it would be a race between Mickey Mouse, Snoopy and a list of probably 20 superhero’s. Someone didn’t...

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by bgm
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

How many more of these 'issues' until Boeing pulls the plug on this disaster of a program? 10 more? 20 more? 100 more? Leaving trash in the fuel wings? Seriously, WTF Boeing? If there was FOD in the fuel tanks, that could make a crash much more likely than the MCAS issues. There seems to be a serio...

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by bgm
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

How many more of these 'issues' until Boeing pulls the plug on this disaster of a program? 10 more? 20 more? 100 more? Leaving trash in the fuel wings? Seriously, WTF Boeing? If there was FOD in the fuel tanks, that could make a crash much more likely than the MCAS issues. There seems to be a seriou...

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by bgm
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Oh I am quite positive it has been evaluated. The FAA seems to have done everything in their power to try and keep the Max grounded. They have finally run out of tricks and begrudgingly know they have to sign off on it. If disabling MCAS caused flight control issues, we would know about it. Sorry, ...

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by bgm
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites
Replies: 60
Views: 2036

Re: Candidates attacking Bloomberg are hypocrites

What liberal traits does Bloomberg have other than his meddling in personal life choices? He got his ass handed to him tonight at the debate and for good reason. What does that have to do with the topic of Trump and libs attacking him for spending his own money in his campaign? And what if some of ...

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by bgm
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to get proper premium economy.
Replies: 24
Views: 5909

Re: KLM to get proper premium economy.

Don't all the major European/US airlines already have that? If so, KLM is a bit late to the party (again).

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by bgm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 22816

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

NIKV69 wrote:
Bernie calls Trump racist constantly.


That's because Trump IS a racist, duh...

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by bgm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1917

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

UPlog wrote:
Seat is designed to recline, so yes avail yourself to that feature if you desire.


There are ashtrays in the toilets of planes, but that doesn't mean you should light up a cigarette..

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by bgm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1917

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

AirPacific747 wrote:
bgm wrote:
Except when they can't (in front of an emergency exit, or last row).


But in return they have loads of legroom


Nope, because they are not in the emergency exit, they are in the row in front of it (hence why they cannot recline also).

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by bgm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1917

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

Recline away, it’s there for a reason, you paid for it. These modern whiners can’t stop making everything all about them and themselves only . Yet you are guilty of precisely that. You don't give a damn about the simple fact that by reclining your seat, you are taking up the very limited space of t...

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by bgm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus PC1003 evacuation at DUS
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Pegasus PC1003 evacuation at DUS

I’m sure this wasn’t due to them coming in too fast or anything...

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by bgm
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2780

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

I am worried about the state of our morality when we have people defending the greatest habitual liar in US History, defending lies with with more lies. Untruths with more untruths and committing the greatest cover up in this century. I bet you're fun at parties. I bet you’re never even invited to ...

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by bgm
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97832

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

The FAA need to be 110% sure the MAX isn't going to lawn-dart itself if/when it goes back into service.

What do you think will happen if yet another MAX kamikazed itself? That'd be the end of the MAX program.

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by bgm
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Schools Dems With New Campaign Ad
Replies: 28
Views: 1248

Re: Bloomberg Schools Dems With New Campaign Ad

The best way to show what a repulsive piece of garbage Trump is, is to simply play clips of him spewing his repugnant filth. Unfortunately his most ardent supporters will just shrug it off with ‘I don’t care’. The Dems need to attack Trump stronger and harder with ads like these. Treat the tw*t with...

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by bgm
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3710

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

What advantages exactly does being a shady businessman going through multiple bankruptcies gives you in terms of being President? Renegotiating trade agreements to our advantage is the first thing that comes to mind. What did he renegotiate? NAFTA? HA! the new plane is the exact same as before. He ...

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by bgm
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay
Replies: 107
Views: 3710

Re: Buttigieg support asks to withdraw her vote on learning that he's gay

Remind me again when was Trump, who you blindly adore, was last a state governor, or even mayor? (the experience requirements you demanded above) I don't support Trump on everything, just most things. I disagree with some of his policies/actions, but overall he has exceeded my expectations. Trump n...

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