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by scbriml
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1692

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

Protector of pedophiles and gaslighter of victims, demonizer of LGBT+ individuals, promoter of HIV by restricting condom use, and former Nazi. Why should anyone shed a tear for this guy? Ah, a large dose of reality is like being doused in a bucket of ice-cold water. :yes: A truly vile piece of huma...

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 615
Views: 41792

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Boebert was on social media recently advertising the removal of metal detectors at Congress. Seems kind of ... odd.. to do that two days in advance of the one year anniversary of the violent insurrection. Hopefully the removal does not provide easy access to lawmakers for those who may wish to do h...

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13244

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
scbriml wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.


You get the politicians you vote for.


I don’t vote, it only encourages the bar stewards.


You don't vote but you complain about politicians? I think I see the problem here.

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13244

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.


You get the politicians you vote for.

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 22
Views: 6109

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Deliveries - 2023

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/B20E7


Given the current impasse between China and Boeing, B-20E7 is unlikely to be delivered to China Southern any time soon.
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32Bit wrote:
Hi, any idea when LN-1641 will be delivered since it hasn't made any flights in over a year's timespan:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/B20E7


Given the current impasse between China and Boeing, B-20E7 is unlikely to be delivered to China Southern any time soon.

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 409
Views: 47205

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

The 321, itself a marginal plane (whoever on this site would want to end up in the last several rows?) I have flown on plenty of A321s. What is so bad about the last several rows compared to the last several rows of any other narrowbodied plane? I would assume he's referring to it being a rougher r...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW
Replies: 409
Views: 47205

Re: MOM aircraft discussion - 100t to 200t MTOW

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-doesnt- ... time-soon/


Don’t spoil the fantasy by injecting reality!
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zeke wrote:
I thought Boeing has said nothing until around 2035

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-doesnt- ... time-soon/


Don’t spoil the fantasy by injecting reality!

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13244

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

bluecrew wrote:
And we're done here folks!

Adjourned, probably to try and find a new candidate? Maybe?


After a third failed vote.

How the hell can republicans seriously be considering Gym Jordan for Speaker? :banghead:

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 03, 2023 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

More power to the King than. Parliament can suggest something and he or she might exercise the power. So the King is in charge without any oversight or accountability. And that is thus undemocratic. it's called reserved powers. While Australia doesn't have peerage for the upper house so won't be ap...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

They might not have power, but they have a real influence. Queen Elizabeth has held the thrown for 70years, thereby having fastly more experience then the democratically accountable prime minister. They might not have power, but they have a real influence. Queen Elizabeth has held the thrown for 70...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 02, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

They might not have power, but they have a real influence. Queen Elizabeth has held the thrown for 70years, thereby having fastly more experience then the democratically accountable prime minister. They might not have power, but they have a real influence. Queen Elizabeth has held the thrown for 70...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Yes. I support the abolition of the monarchy, all titles, all nobility. The concept needs to disappear. Why? Why? It has no place within a democratic society. Very small benefits, large drawbacks. Huge expenses, scandals and above all influence on society just because of their birth. But the better...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 02, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11932
Views: 884022

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

America's failure to manage the war? How is that our responsibility? That sure didn't work out too well for the US in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Somalia. Just remember - "The United States has by far provided the most military assistance to Ukraine, more than every other country combined. Out of...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6491

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

hh65man wrote:
Patiently waiting for SCBRIML to awake from his New Years hangover and give us his two pence worth… :bigthumbsup:


You’ve mistaken me for someone who gives a toss one way or the other when it comes to the royal family.

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22551

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

Why nearly 9 years later isn't every single civilian jet now tracked by GPS that can't be turned off. I know cost is a factor but this should be an IATA and ICAO mandate so incidents like this won't happen again. That's not how GPS works. GPS is a one-way system that helps you work out exactly wher...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22551

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

Wasn't there some story out there about the 'special' passengers on MH370? Some group of scientists with a super-secret agenda going to Beijing? And that this flight was brought down to prevent them from arriving? I don't know if this was just some wild theory or if some truth to it........ Which d...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges

What do you call Andrew Tate in a Romanian prison?


In cell.

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 30, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges

I hope they can nail him, Tate’s human garbage. Garbage indeed, speaking of which, giving your location away by having a Romanian Pizza Chain delivery box in view wasn't too smart. As if the Romanian authorities didn't know he's in Romania... You people don't know that country too well. :) If anyon...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges

GDB wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
I hope they can nail him, Tate’s human garbage.


Garbage indeed, speaking of which, giving your location away by having a Romanian Pizza Chain delivery box in view wasn't too smart.


I'm pretty sure he isn't known for his intelligence. :wink2:

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges

Tate is a despicable, low-life of an excuse for a man. He was owned on Twitter by a teenage woman, took over 24 hours (an absolute age on social media) to put together a pathetically laughable response that ended up doxxing himself, leading to his arrest by Romanian authorities. It's just so delicio...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK secures rights as only airline allowed to serve Moët&Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon
Replies: 52
Views: 9717

Re: EK secures rights as only airline allowed to serve Moët&Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon

There is a shortage of Champagne at the moment and Emirates is already a huge buyer so probably buy enough to be able to sign a deal like this without having to pay over the odds. Note that although they are multiple brands they are all Champagne houses owned by LVMH. It is also apparently only an ...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

I imagine once holiday season ends in early January, the US Treasury will start making trouble for somebody who was involved Awful violation of sanctions. I hope whoever helped orchestrate this is punished severely. Good luck with that. Whether the sanctions should be in place or not is a matter fo...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. How is that defined or established? Just the way it is! You are innocent till proven guilty, you cannot be forced to self incriminate. Our justice system is strongly slanted to protecting the guilty, accused until p...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

MDC862 wrote:
Is this a political thread or aviation? An individuals sympathies with a particular population should be on a social site and not on a topic specific one.


In this instance, the two are inextricably linked. To try and deny it is pointless.

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I imagine once holiday season ends in early January, the US Treasury will start making trouble for somebody who was involved


SInGAPORE_AIR wrote:
Awful violation of sanctions. I hope whoever helped orchestrate this is punished severely.


Good luck with that.

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft. How do you know they were Iranian crews? I obviously don't....but I doubt Burkino Faso has that many qualified A340 crew & engineers. Just because the planes were re...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

TUGMASTER wrote:
Who cares…?


Clearly at least one person.

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

So you have 4 A340-300 in storage at JNB for 3 years; frames that in most cases have little resale value or do not command commercial interest at all, except in very few cases such as Iran or Venezuela. All of a sudden, they get readied for departure, registered in a country that could hardly affor...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

johns624 wrote:
TC957 wrote:
A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft.

Maybe they were complacent in it. After all, they have been cozying up to Russia, and Russia and Iran are BFF.


Complacent or complicit?

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 27, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

There’s nothing logical about keeping people like Breivik and Tarrant alive. Norway and New Zealand disagree, as do another 106 countries around the globe. Why should be care about what other countries think? This is America, its OUR country. Their laws and beliefs are irrelevant to us. We have cap...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

TC957 wrote:
A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft.


How do you know they were Iranian crews?

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19137

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

Wow. That’s interesting and also eerie. They were probably registered in Burkina Faso to evade detection and also lax rules in those countries. I also wonder what sort of role has Turkey played in this episode, given that it has always ben alleged that they help Iran with aircraft spares. Also, 4 A...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 453
Views: 117845

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
We the should keep contexts that only the one engine was the issue.

So it not wide spread

But lacks of TIA so far means slows progress sadly


Continually repeating "it's only one engine" is pointless given the low number of engines in use and the lack of clarity around the actual issue.

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Yes, it’s well known that the best way to deal with difficult things is to put our fingers in our ears and hope the nasty thing doesn’t happen again…. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Or you execute him and the problem go away. The dead people come back to life? I know it’s Christmas but I do t t...

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by scbriml
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33104

Re: 2022 US Elections

So based on 50 ballots the whole election is in doubt?. It's all baloney, but as the judge said, she deserves her day in court. The only negative consequence is the right wing sites trumpeting the trial as evidence of validity and righteousness. But such is the cost of justice. I saw a couple of cl...

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by scbriml
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominion v Fox Lawsuit
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Dominion v Fox Lawsuit

It appears that Tucker Carlson is the lone holdout, who has maintained the election fraud claims are valid. https://www.npr.org/2022/12/22/1144926308/fox-news-sean-hannity-dominion-lawsuit-trump Tucker Carlson is beyond redemption. Cannot watch him for more than 30 seconds. He's too far gone to eve...

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by scbriml
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. The death penalty was never meant as revenge or a deterrent, it's about justice and accountability. Many states have found it nearly impossible to secure drugs for lethal injections, hence why methods like the elect...

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by scbriml
Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Cool story bro. Though I am sure there are probably a few wrongfully convicted people in the US - some sentenced to death - who would strongly disagree with you. Believe it or not, other countries base their justice systems on innocent proven guilty, and provide for appeals - so the US is not an ou...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. The death penalty was never meant as revenge or a deterrent, it's about justice and accountability. Many states have found it nearly impossible to secure drugs for lethal injections, hence why methods like the elect...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16968

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

I heard in commentary for one of the semis that the final format of the next WC hasn't been finalised yet and that it was now more likely to have 12 groups of four, with top two and the eight best 3rd placed teams going into Ro32, then Ro16, QF, SF & final. All of which means teams that reach t...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

If the death penalty was a deterrent, the US would have a ridiculously low murder rate compared to the rest of the world...it doesn't. It is not meant to be a deterrent, it's a form of justice to the victim and the families. The problem is that with our liberal justice system the sentence takes 20 ...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.
Replies: 58
Views: 13028

Re: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.

The USAF should have picked it up, if it had the same engines as the VC-25B's. Would have seemed logical, no? Maybe it's worth allot of money in parts with so few 747-8 Intercontinentals built. I think the answer is fairly obvious - Boeing purchased this frame, prepped it, flew it back to the US an...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Deterrence is very much part of the justification of punishment from mild house arrest to execution. Yes, it’s a deterrent and righteous revenge on those murdering people in a civil society. If capital punishment is a deterrent as you claim, one assumes there must be abundant evidence to support th...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.
Replies: 58
Views: 13028

Re: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.

glideslope wrote:
Well, I suppose it’s possible with unlimited Government Funding. As long as the crews are protected properly from EMP I’m fine.


The crew don't need protection from EMP since it's harmless to humans. It's the plane's systems that need EMP protection.

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.
Replies: 58
Views: 13028

Re: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.

The USAF should have picked it up, if it had the same engines as the VC-25B's. I think that would be impossible. A VC-25 has a specific build right from the first rivet. Would be almost impossible to provide the EMP Protection. The VC-25Bs are not new-builds, but second-hand frames. Where do you ge...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.
Replies: 58
Views: 13028

Re: First Boeing 747-8 getting dismantled.

DL757NYC wrote:
This is a damn shame. Nothing more than pure waste. I’m disgusted they couldn’t find a use for it.


Given it’s now owned by Boeing, it’s most likely being scavenged for parts and spares for the new AF1s.

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

What a slap in the face to crime victims’ families. How is it? It's not like the guilty are being released, they'll spend the rest of their lives in prison with no chance of parole. The bible teaches "an eye for an eye" hence the death penalty is the ultimate justice for the victims famil...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Why all the bloodlust? It's discomforting. Sentences are not supposed to be for revenge. They are about justice and rehabilitation. Not to mention the fact that the U.S. legal system is a mess and gets it wrong at an alarming rate. 'Since 1973, at least 190 people who had been wrongly convicted and...

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