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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 26, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Like The Sound Of Thrust Reversers?
Replies: 34
Views: 6632

RE: Does Anyone Like The Sound Of Thrust Reversers?

And where did you hear that?

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scalia Is Absolutely Right About This.
Replies: 94
Views: 3608

RE: Scalia Is Absolutely Right About This.

Absolutely 777. Fellow social libertarian here. Nobody, including substantially conservative Supreme Court justices, has the right to force others to adhere to their beliefs.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scalia Is Absolutely Right About This.
Replies: 94
Views: 3608

RE: Scalia Is Absolutely Right About This.

I'm no liberal but that certainly looks like a great way to avoid discussing the actual subject. Just attack attack attack the other side, lest you have to provide some more substantive intellectual output for the discussion. Ad hominem fallacy, fortunately, makes only the person propagating it look...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scalia Is Absolutely Right About This.
Replies: 94
Views: 3608

RE: Scalia Is Absolutely Right About This.

Scalia continues to demonstrate a lack of historical perspective in all cases but those in which past ideals support his own. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison wrote at length about the Constitution existing as a document that would operate best if modified through time in concert with changing soc...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kill Bill
Replies: 35
Views: 1868

RE: Kill Bill

MD-90, you'll find much greater happiness when you cease trying to shove your morality down the throats of everyone sharing the world with you. If you don't like violence, you don't have to watch it. Those of us who enjoy filmmaking of Tarantino's variety, on the other hand, will continue to do so. ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New Face Of Peta Protest - *Reaw*
Replies: 11
Views: 2194

The New Face Of Peta Protest - *Reaw*

So now celebrities aren't enough. Having seen success in San Francisco - coming soon to a city near you: PETA's new Saturday protest squad - young women in pasties and nude-colored underwear, caged up, all day long. And you thought this organization couldn't get more exploitative. <img src="http://w...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
Replies: 34
Views: 1974

RE: Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink?

vodka tonic
campari orange
scotch 'n soda (particularly the glenlivet, age 12)
grand marnier liquer - neat
tres generaciones tequila - straight
jack daniels 'n coke

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

Drop the partisan crap Dc10.

Racism is alive and well on both sides of the spectrum. The sooner everyone admits it, the better.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

Who said anything about approving of child abuse? Oh that's right - NAMBLA. So their opinion of what should/shouldn't be legal differs from yours and mine. That doesn't make their existence or their speech illegal unless they specifically call for illegal behavior. There's a legal distinction there.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

I'm not sure I would make assumptions quite to that degree. Inscribed prominently on the south wall of the Jefferson Memorial: <i>...laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new trut...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Perspective On Cubs' Plight
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Some Perspective On Cubs' Plight

Just in case we need to remember how bad it *really is*, here are 20 major events throughout the country that have occurred since the Chicago Cubs last laid claim to a World Series championship: 1. Radio was invented; Cubs fans got to hear their team lose. 2. <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Prime Minister :Jews Ruled The World .
Replies: 31
Views: 2325

RE: Malaysian Prime Minister :Jews Ruled The World .

This is the same idiot who launched a witch hunt against his top deputy and banished him to prison. What for? Allegations of anal sex. Talk about a fucking windbag.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

Oh I see. Organizations should be held liable for the actions of their members? The allegations against NAMBLA are frivolous at best. The alleged material on their website doesn't exist - and they, just like the KKK, NRA, or any other controversial organization - have the right to express their view...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

The ACLU defends the Constitution on the doctrine of original meanings. Nothing partisan about that.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kerry Wants Boeing Overtly Subsidized
Replies: 46
Views: 3857

RE: Kerry Wants Boeing Overtly Subsidized

Corporate welfare must end. It's survival of the fittest - and if you can't cut it, you go kaput. Fundamental fiscal conservatism. Kerry is an idiot.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Aircraft Costs
Replies: 0
Views: 2297

FedEx Aircraft Costs

Okay, so we all know FedEx makes a ton of money - their business model is studied the world over. I'm curious as to how their air operation factors into their cost structure. For instance, what is the impact of their DC-10 and 727 fuel and maintenance costs? Their aircraft serve more unique destinat...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA's Profitability And Its HOU-MSY Service
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

RE: SWA's Profitability And Its HOU-MSY Service

WN operates over 100 flights daily between its two Bay Area airports and four Los Angeles area airports.

OAK-LAX has 22 weekday frequencies alone.



[Edited 2003-10-16 18:53:08]

[Edited 2003-10-16 18:53:57]

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

cfalk, Notice I never mentioned anything about the nature in which Thomas should or should not be acting. My statement lends itself to an understanding of why his judicial positions would be strongly disliked by the majority of the black community. And as such, the cartoon is demonstrative of this i...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?
Replies: 59
Views: 2891

RE: Is This Black Liberal Mag Not Extremely Racist?

Anyone following legal proceedings should have no trouble seeing why that cartoon is inherently poignant and just criticism, particularly from the black community's perspective.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are MD-80's Really That Safe?
Replies: 21
Views: 21238

RE: Are MD-80's Really That Safe?

My intent with posting Garrison's article was indeed to provoke just such a discussion.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court's Got Some Work Cut Out For Them
Replies: 0
Views: 1804

Supreme Court's Got Some Work Cut Out For Them

The Supreme Court resumed hearing cases for the new judiciary term on October 7th. For those who like to keep track, there are several blockbuster rulings headed our way in the coming months. Among them: ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE The Court has announced it will be hearing <i>Newdow v. Elk Grove Unified S...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Look Out; Matt D Is In New York!
Replies: 44
Views: 2557

RE: Look Out; Matt D Is In New York!

Don't let the sheer volume of urban liberalism give ya a heart attack now.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think About The Hummer?
Replies: 53
Views: 3419

RE: What Do You Think About The Hummer?

People just want the tax credit.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will NW Bring DC-10 Back To MCO?
Replies: 17
Views: 5305

RE: Will NW Bring DC-10 Back To MCO?

Incorrect. DC-10s are still serving SFO-NRT.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are MD-80's Really That Safe?
Replies: 21
Views: 21238

RE: Are MD-80's Really That Safe?

That wasn't destined by God. God didn't decide that proper maintenance wasn't to be performed on N963AS.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Digital Camera Use On Airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 5229

RE: Digital Camera Use On Airliners

Why the fuss? If you've got it, use it. It ain't a cellphone.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 12, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Governing Through Fear
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

RE: Governing Through Fear

Oh jesus christ enough already!

You're all so polarized and chained to your ideologies you can't even see straight.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotter: Blue Angels Are Here!
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

RE: SFO Spotter: Blue Angels Are Here!

It's always a great time of year. I was spotting at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> yesterday afternoon and watched as several airline operations were put on hold for a flyby and arrival of two Hornets. A <acronym title="United Airlines (US...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Victory In California.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

RE: Victory In California.....

You, like most Californians, seem to have an almost incredible lack of understanding in regard to our political system and fiscal structure if you think a different guy walking into the governor's office is going to magically restore anything.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9411

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

Just a Honeywell avionics suite similar to the MD-11 and FADEC.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Diff Between An MD-80 And A Super-80
Replies: 22
Views: 8124

RE: What Is The Diff Between An MD-80 And A Super-80

One uses Jet A, the other uses Super Jet A.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Air Lines 777 Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 3143

RE: Japan Air Lines 777 Engines

They are indeed GEs. JAL has them on the 763, 744, and 777ERs.



[Edited 2003-10-08 23:55:53]

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About JetBlue's PTV's.
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

RE: Questions About JetBlue's PTV's.

Discovery Wings would be nice.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 747-400
Replies: 35
Views: 5576

RE: UAL 747-400

I don't care what airline you're on - economy sucks.

Unfortunately, it's the only place with a view from behind the wing!

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About JetBlue's PTV's.
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

RE: Questions About JetBlue's PTV's.

I've done the red-eye to IAD from OAK three times, and all I can say is 'thank god they have it!'

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska 261 Accident Description - A Great Read
Replies: 12
Views: 6885

RE: Alaska 261 Accident Description - A Great Read

That's where I'm unclear about the cause and effect of it all. If they were applying control pressure just to maintain nose up attitude, with or without a dirty configuration, and they would have had to continue to do so to whatever degree just to land, who's to say the stabilizer's bottom stop woul...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Official: The Governator In Sacremento!
Replies: 50
Views: 2370

RE: It's Official: The Governator In Sacremento!

There's nothing to smile about in regard to any of this. The one good thing that could have come from the recall was a serious discussion of policy issues in this state. It never happened. Business as usual. Didn't help that the electorate made it abundantly clear that such discourse was the furthes...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska 261 Accident Description - A Great Read
Replies: 12
Views: 6885

Alaska 261 Accident Description - A Great Read

Came across this synopsis of issues raised in the official NTSB report in <i>Flying</i> magazine... <i>Flying</i> June, 2003 Issue <b>Aftermath</b> By Peter Garrison In September, 1997, an Alaska Airlines <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-83, N963AS, underwent a “C”check, an inspection an...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9411

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

The MD-11 also has a reshaped wing root fairing, strengthened main landing gear, and a smaller horizontal stabilizer.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Point Of A Date?
Replies: 15
Views: 6313

RE: What's The Point Of A Date?

Not always. There's something to be said for casual encounters.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Point Of A Date?
Replies: 15
Views: 6313

RE: What's The Point Of A Date?

^
LOL

Dating builds character.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA/UAL Clipped Wings In SFO?
Replies: 64
Views: 10414

RE: ANA/UAL Clipped Wings In SFO?

Sounds like occupancy at the Hyatt must have been pretty paltry  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Californians: Who Did You Vote For Today?
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

RE: Californians: Who Did You Vote For Today?

Recall: NO
Candidate: McClintock (disagree with his social views STRONGLY but that's inconsequential because he'd never get anything with a social bent past the lege, and he's got more integrity than all the candidates put together)

53: NO
54: NO

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Official: The Governator In Sacremento!
Replies: 50
Views: 2370

RE: It's Official: The Governator In Sacremento!

The $38 billion figure was pared down to a debt service of some $10.8 billion for the coming fiscal year. A perfect example of the multidimensional aspect of the state's fiscal issues is Prop 13, the landmark 1978 tax revolt that limited property taxes to 1% of purchase valuation on residential prop...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 08, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Official: The Governator In Sacremento!
Replies: 50
Views: 2370

RE: It's Official: The Governator In Sacremento!

Boy oh boy, rampant ignorance at work here. WGW, the government will never 'work' in this state until we have serious structural reform. It's not about the man - it's the system. If you have any misunderstanding about that, then I'm sorry, you understand nothing about this state's recent political h...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 08, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-707 Clarification Needed
Replies: 33
Views: 4240

RE: B-707 Clarification Needed

Can't answer your questions 411 - unfortunately my flight experience is limited to the C-172.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Since you guys flew the sexy girl, how about giving us the skinny on her idiosyncracies and handling characteristics. For instance: - engine r...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 08, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA/UAL Clipped Wings In SFO?
Replies: 64
Views: 10414

RE: ANA/UAL Clipped Wings In SFO?

Wouldn't that be concourse G?

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-707 Clarification Needed
Replies: 33
Views: 4240

RE: B-707 Clarification Needed

No no 411, I know about the flap fillet. I'm sorry, I misspoke about the differences. It's leading edge, not trailing edge. The 'glove' is the extension of the leading edge from the wing root to the inboard engines to increase chord.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-707 Clarification Needed
Replies: 33
Views: 4240

RE: B-707 Clarification Needed

The 707-320 <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/411729/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/411729/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/2/7/411729.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" w...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-707 Clarification Needed
Replies: 33
Views: 4240

RE: B-707 Clarification Needed

Technical minutiae on the 707 is a great hobby. Additional random differences between the 707-320 and 320B/C: Wingspan increase was already mentioned. The trailing-edge 'glove' was recontoured for better aerodynamic performance and engines were moved slightly outboard. I knew the exact distance once...

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