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by wingman
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

art wrote:
Indonesia seems to go shopping without taking a wallet along.


I do it all the time on Zillow and Porsche.com. Fantasy shopping is fun.

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by wingman
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 227275

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I think what he's saying is that where EASA no longer rubber stamps FAA certs, neither does the FAA rubber stamp for EASA. Boeing's fiasco changed the process and it impacts everyone, not just themselves and the FAA.

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by wingman
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 13511

Re: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread

Very cool video. It looks like a Bush prop taking off at such short distance. Does it mean the regular thrust versions of the F35 are a no no on this carrier type? I haven't been tracking the details but I'm not seeing any cable-type rubber bands.

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by wingman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

This is all history. I personally have no axe to grind whether it is U.S. or China for that matter. The way I see it, whether it is U.S. or China or even India, all are bad. All of the countries take reactive decisions I'd argue that 3.5M dead should be an exception to your rule that all past behav...

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by wingman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

America does what they think is good for them, nobody else. As critical as I am of my own country I will always defend its record of lifting up so many allies and defeated enemies after WWII. I don't think any other country in history can lay claim to helping lead the creation of so much wealth for...

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by wingman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4329

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

Good points, otoh the F105 would leave the F35 in the dust You mean the F35 would fly through the dust of the F105 that didn't know what just blew it up. I think that's the only or primary point of the F35. If a squadron of them end up with just bullets trying to outshoot a squadron of newer Migs o...

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by wingman
Sat May 29, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Here's his arsenal. It just boggles the mind that pro 2nd Amendment Americans won't at least discuss a better way to license, track and prevent the amassing of weapons and ammunition. We should treat guns and bullets the same way we treat motor vehicles.

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by wingman
Sat May 29, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 235
Views: 57401

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Agree with many others. When I first joined this forum in 1999 I was one of the biggest Boeing cheerleaders around. Now I literally breathe a sigh of relief every time I see an Airbus machine on my flight plan. Boeing is like our infrastructure, no one cares about anything except money so you just e...

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by wingman
Thu May 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

How predictably condescending. Again, Dr. Fauci had previously stated “(the evidence) is very very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated," Now, he’s saying he was "not convinced" that COVID-19 had developed naturally, and that autho...

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by wingman
Wed May 26, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

You have to admit COVID-19 is absolutely useless as a weapon. Young people (hint : soldiers) are the least affected by it ! Seeing how it turned Americans against each other over scientific facts tells me a virus is about the most elegant weapon there is. When half a nation's population is ready to...

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by wingman
Tue May 25, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

This story is back in the news and gaining traction even amongst trained virologists. I wonder what the world would think of China’s coverup if it were to be proven that the virus accidentally escaped the lab.

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by wingman
Mon May 24, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32693

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

I think Belarus humiliated the West because they showed how powerless they actually are. This was, without a doubt, done with Russia's approval. Over the past several years Russia has become increasingly confident as we saw in Georgia, then in eastern Ukraine, then in Crimea and so on. What did the...

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by wingman
Thu May 13, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the Honolulu Rail Transit Saga: Train Wheels Too Narrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: Latest in the Honolulu Rail Transit Saga: Train Wheels Too Narrow

Rail is hard. Even after 200 years of experience it's not easy to get gauge and wheel combinations right, especially in passenger trains. Let's face it, this isn't like re-using rocket boosters 10 times in row. But hats off to the team, I understand they aren't giving up. Apparently the local govern...

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by wingman
Tue May 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

No one seems to care that there wasn't a lab anywhere near the MERS outbreak, or the first SARS outbreaks decades ago, or bird flu, or hamthrax (swine flu) or that there are plenty of other viruses that have been shown to jump the species barrier all around the world - but *this* one, *this* time a...

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by wingman
Mon May 10, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

What about the line of thought that the CV-19 wasn't made made but was being studied at the local viral research center and "got loose"? Has that been completely debunked? I remember the story from a few months back about the WHO visiting Wuhan and being paraded around like show ponies bef...

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by wingman
Mon May 10, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Why did these people show up at a birthday party unarmed? It makes no sense. I was at a birthday party for one of my son's 3rd Grade friends on Saturday and the parents were locked and loaded. One of the presents was a replica AR15 with soft rubber bullets. The kids took turns mock executing each ot...

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by wingman
Mon May 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 11816

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

Is it too late to fix the nose? If they're going to go off the rails I'd prefer a De Gaullic beak, like a Klingon Warship. What a cockpit though.

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by wingman
Sun May 09, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apocryphal capabilities of store credit cards
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Apocryphal capabilities of store credit cards

You might've eaten too many pancakes.

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by wingman
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

These stories are coming daily now. NC another example of everyone armed to the teeth and firing their weapons exactly as designed, large-scale death results. The police in this case perfectly justified but the only logical conclusion remains intact - too many damned guns in this country. The death ...

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by wingman
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Park Legend - man takes six years to use every parking slot
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Car Park Legend - man takes six years to use every parking slot

He was smart to focus on this project instead of Brexit. He might well be the last sane person left in Great Britain.

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by wingman
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

This doesn't look good. I watched the video of them rolling up and my first reaction was "wrong video, that looks like El Salvador". Nope, it's 'Murica. Guns and more guns and let's just shoot 'em off every chance we get. Three guys already resigned so you just know this shit show is just ...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14572

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

The flip side is this story. It happens a lot, You Tube is rife with videos of Karens and Bobbys talking back to police and acting just like black people that get the shit beat out of them, choked to death or shot..but the same doesn't happen to them at anywhere near the rate. I guess you could say...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14572

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

The flip side is this story. It happens a lot, You Tube is rife with videos of Karens and Bobbys talking back to police and acting just like black people that get the shit beat out of them, choked to death or shot..but the same doesn't happen to them at anywhere near the rate. I guess you could say ...

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by wingman
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5955

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

People say stupid things and overreact all the time. Fox New does it every day. The other day a white guy on that network said other networks were trying to "lynch" Chauvin, as if he understood the meaning of the word. That's about the most supremacist, racist statement a #1 prime time &q...

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by wingman
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5955

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The LeBron incident is worse. A law enforcement officer did his job with what he was given to work with in a tenth of a second and may saved that other girls life and instead of being thankful LeBron attacked him and the deleted the tweet like a coward and blamed hatred for having to do so and not ...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4262

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

This Super League sure didn't last long. Unless Real and Barca stick it out and play 20 Clasicos each season.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Here is one of the things that automatically keeps you from buying a gun... Have you ever been adjudicated as a mental defective OR have you ever been committed to a mental institution? I'm gonna have to try real hard not to get banned addressing these inane comments. There's nothing automatic abou...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4262

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Denmark FA chairman Jesper Moller says he expects the five rebel clubs that remain in European competition this season to be expelled from their respective semi-finals by the end of this week. Moller, who sits on the UEFA executive committee, told DR that he expects any of the 12 clubs still in Eur...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3472

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Then what do you propose? Confiscate guns from tens of millions who use them legally and properly to keep them away from the half dozen a year that use them illegally? Huh? In 2020 over 19,000 Americans were killed in violent gun acts. Are you saying only 6 people did all that? That math is straigh...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

You gotta be careful with how you post new mass shooting stories. Below you make it seems like Shreveport and Somers are one and the same. But they're two separate incidents! So I think we had four or five mass shootings inside of one week. Haha, it's almost beyond regular math and getting into Alge...

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by wingman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

For shipping company workers maybe we stick to America: https://www.swfa.com/taurus-raging-hunter-matte-stainless-454-casull.html (this one has a great nickname for going postal..love it!) or the Freedom Arms 500, it makes me want to sing the anthem every time I lay eyes on it (snowflakes need not a...

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by wingman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Until Fedex workers learn how to do their jobs with one arm and one eye so that the other combo can be 360 scanning with an AR 15 locked and loaded at all times nothing will change. Why weren't these people all armed? And in Indiana of all places! That's the beating heart of gun country. I hope Fede...

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by wingman
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14572

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

It's literal insanity that for many Americans resisting arrest or running from the police is justification for a an instant death sentence and execution without any due process. It's like asking "what's this thing, the Constitution, that you keep talking about?". Next up on the list will b...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4695

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

N583JB wrote:

That part of Knoxville is notoriously bad with gang violence. Not sure why law-abiding citizens should br disarmed because of gang violence.


Did you see an initiative somewhere that aims at stripping law-abiding citizens of their guns? Please post your sources when making outlandish claims.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4695

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

Latest news from Knoxville: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/13/knoxville-austin-east-high-school-shooting-what-we-know/7197954002/ This doesn't appear to be an active shooter situation. The student that was shot by the officer was apparently in the bathroom, possibly suicidal? Four...

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by wingman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4695

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

It's not a "gun culture" issue. It's a mental health issue and it wasn't random. The doctor had stopped providing medication to the shooter and he snapped. The kids and the HVAC crew were quite unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is incorrect according to the simplest...

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by wingman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7582

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

French TV reporting that Pelosi asked the military what was being done to prevent Trump from launching a nuclear strike. The French should know that Trump cannot (it is IMPOSSIBLE) launch a nuclear weapon on his own. He needs two or three other American officials to concur before launching any stri...

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by wingman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Looks like the Cabinet is going to run and hide instead of invoking the 25th. Or at least that is what McConnell wants. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/elaine-chao-cabinet-resignation-trump/index.html His wife just resigned. The article says she came into the post "hoping to repair the...

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by wingman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15511

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

The question is: What can you do differently? Have you done ANYTHING? Most people do something, I work, I write posts here, I have conversations with friends that disagree with me, I reach out and try to find common points between us. I really try figure out what I am doing that inflames others or ...

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by wingman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Why would Jim Acosta do this?

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by wingman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women with hairy armpits
Replies: 49
Views: 3504

Re: Women with hairy armpits

I just started watching Berlin Babylon on Netflix which takes place in the late 1920s and the dancing girls all have hair under their armpits. I thought it was kind of sexy to be honest. It brings a whole new body part into play if one uses their imagination. Then again the girls were all naked so I...

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by wingman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15511

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

I honestly struggle with what the better outcome is for the US long-term. Does a razor thin GOP hold in the Senate do more to help achieve a rediscovery of centrist deal-making? I think there are sufficient GOP senators already that would be happy to vote with the Dems on centrist issues. On the fli...

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by wingman
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US cyber attacks
Replies: 45
Views: 2958

Re: US cyber attacks

Fox News is hilarious. A scan of their home page shows not a single link to any story covering this Russian hack. The lead stories are all about Biden and his son's connections to China and how they'll compromise US interests for their self-enrichment. What a world we live in. In one positive piece ...

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by wingman
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US cyber attacks
Replies: 45
Views: 2958

Re: US cyber attacks

Add this to the list of Trump's accomplishments by the time he leaves office, biggest foreign electronic attack ever (he'll like that superlative as will 99% of Republicans who all seem to have their heads so far up Trump's ass they think it's roses they're smelling). 400,000 dead, record numbers of...

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by wingman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs
Replies: 56
Views: 3359

Re: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs

I wonder how many of them might still be in the closet to friends and family but are wiling to identify as such in surveys like this. Maybe certain segment have deep self loathing and vote against the interests of liberated sexuality and equal rights thinking it'll help them "get better" o...

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by wingman
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106334

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Hmmm, Lizard Lips looks like she just spotted a horse fly. Either that or Don Jr. just rolled into the West Wing with a bag of Blue Sky meth.

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by wingman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106334

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Whatever shred of respect I had left for this country yesterday is gone today. When one of two political parties willfully cheers on this wanton destruction of our core values, and their followers goad them to ever greater depths of moral depravity it means to me that the United States has just a be...

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by wingman
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Koreans Losing Respect For America After Trump and COVID
Replies: 36
Views: 2457

Re: Koreans Losing Respect For America After Trump and COVID

Everyone outside the US lost respect for this country in the past year. I did too and I live here.

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by wingman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10246

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

Why didn't he land in the emergency airplane runway in the middle?

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