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by Qb001
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD Gets Govt Help - Will Launch C-Serie
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

RE: BBD Gets Govt Help - Will Launch C-Serie

<b>I just read the article (should have done so before), and it says that this funding is not for the C-Series, and that the question of funding for this will be answered between now and spring.</b> Jean, I understand the confusion, as I believe the article is badly worded. No doubt that money will ...

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by Qb001
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD Gets Govt Help - Will Launch C-Serie
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

BBD Gets Govt Help - Will Launch C-Serie

According to Radio-Canada (in French <A HREF = "http://www.radio-canada.ca/url.asp?/nouvelles/Economie/nouvelles/200412/07/001-aide-bombardier.shtml">here</a>), the Canadian and Quebec governments will announce very soon that they will provide some financial support to Bombardier's efforts to launch...

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by Qb001
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Education System
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Best Education System

According to an OECD study (called PISA, for Program for International Student Assessment), it seems that Finland, Korea, Hong-Kong and Japan have the best education system. This international survey, conducted among more than 250,000 15-year-olds students in 41 countries, evaluates four types of sk...

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by Qb001
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: While The US Is Lectured On How To Vote...
Replies: 37
Views: 4026

RE: While The US Is Lectured On How To Vote...

FDXmech, I understand what you're saying. But my question is : how does unemployment in Germany or political corruption in France (<A HREF = "http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/499965">and in Canada also</A>, for that matter) could affect world peace and stability ? Most of ...

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by Qb001
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Has It Started To Snow?
Replies: 45
Views: 2476

RE: Where Has It Started To Snow?

We got our first real snow fall two days ago (December 1st) in the <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> / <acronym title="Montreal - Mirabel International (YMX / CYMX), Canada - Quebec">YMX</acronym> area.  <img sr...

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by Qb001
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Californian Wine Do You Like Best?
Replies: 24
Views: 3128

RE: Which Californian Wine Do You Like Best?

I'm generally not too enthusiastic about California wines. California winemakers tend to "over do" their wines (especially those made with French grapes), and they end up lacking a great deal of subtlety and elegance. But there are exceptions. In general, most Zinfandel are very good and original. I...

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by Qb001
Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Much Do You Weigh (lbs)?
Replies: 87
Views: 3464

RE: How Much Do You Weigh (lbs)?

1.83m (6.0 ft)
76 kg (173 lbs)

Too thin to play professional hockey, but ideal to play tennis. Had I figured that out sooner...

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Cologne/Parfume Do You Wear?
Replies: 24
Views: 2526

RE: What Cologne/Parfume Do You Wear?

Ever since GWB was re-elected, I switched to this :

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question To African-Americans
Replies: 32
Views: 2395

RE: Question To African-Americans

Scarlet, I read about that study too. If memory serves me well, it was done by the Harvard Business School. And what they did is this. They look for jobs in adds. They fabricated two terrific resumes for each of those job - the kind of resume no boss wouldn't at least want to meet the candidate. On ...

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by Qb001
Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question To African-Americans
Replies: 32
Views: 2395

Question To African-Americans

This has been intriguing me for a while and I have to ask. I'm watching a NFL game right now (<acronym title="Jacksonville - International (JAX / KJAX), USA - Florida">JAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</ac...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF And LH A380s - Which Destinations Probable?
Replies: 38
Views: 8090

RE: AF And LH A380s - Which Destinations Probable?

This has already been discussed about 10-12 times already. I suggest you do a research.

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question For Software Programmers
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

RE: Question For Software Programmers

Since it's running on Windows, you'll have to use a MS product. I suggest Visual Basic. Take a look at this.

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?
Replies: 53
Views: 2035

RE: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?

<b>QB001, focus on the issues.</b> Coming from YYZ717, that has to be the joke of the day. But I'll do just that; that'll show you how we stick to an issue. So the question is should Canada abolish provinces? Personally, being the proud Quebec frog that I am, my answer is obviously no. I tend to dis...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?
Replies: 53
Views: 2035

RE: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?

<b> It's more amusing or sad that realistic though. Of the 60 jurisidctions in NOrth AMerica (50 states, 10 provs), Quebec ranks about 56th in terms of pci. They are quite poor, and you see it when you visit. The overwhelming prosperity you see in many large <acronym title="North American Airlines (...

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by Qb001
Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ, Not Viable In The Future?
Replies: 35
Views: 4707

RE: YYZ, Not Viable In The Future?

I'm not worried about <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>. If it really runs into problems, the federal government will run to its rescue, just like it did with the Ontario auto industry back in April. I mean, the Liberals ...

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by Qb001
Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Add A Funny Caption To This Photo
Replies: 26
Views: 2403

RE: Add A Funny Caption To This Photo

What a nice looking swan...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can You Program?
Replies: 33
Views: 2002

RE: Can You Program?

Languages I've used at one time or another in my professional life: - DBase III+ - RPG III - Assembly (Motorola) - Foxpro - C - RPG400 - <acronym title="Maersk Air United Kingdom">VB</acronym> and VBA - Java - Delphi Java and Delphi are my favorite, I must say. Pascal and ADA are also a lot of fun. ...

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Statistical Analysis Shows Voting Irregularities
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Statistical Analysis Shows Voting Irregularities

This "conspiracy theory" is getting more and more intriguing... <b>BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/</b> -- Today the University of California's Berkeley Quantitative Methods Research Team released a statistical study - the sole method available to monitor the accuracy of e- voting - reporting ...

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Do For A Living?
Replies: 40
Views: 2385

RE: What Do You Do For A Living?

When a student, I got to work at <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>, for a Bizjet/GA company. My job mostly involved cleaning the planes, inside and out, fuelling them and moving them around on the parking with the tr...

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadians- Missile Shield, Or Not?
Replies: 45
Views: 2298

RE: Canadians- Missile Shield, Or Not?

If memory serves a couple of Jap Subs did manage to shell BC during the early days of the war too.

And how a missile shield system is supposed to protect us from submarine-launched torpedoes?

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadians- Missile Shield, Or Not?
Replies: 45
Views: 2298

RE: Canadians- Missile Shield, Or Not?

I'm opposed to Canada taking part in this program for three reasons. First, this program would have been of absolutely no help whatsoever in preventing the 9/11 attack, where exactos were the main weapon - aside the planes. So why spend billion of dollars of this program, when that money could be mu...

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's L1011 Routes
Replies: 50
Views: 13891

RE: Delta's L1011 Routes

In the early 80s, probably until 1985 approx. <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> <acronym title="Mo...

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the best, quickest way to back up my files?
Replies: 55
Views: 6672

RE: What's The Best, Quickest Way To Back Up My Files?

Here's what I do; maybe it will help or inspire someone over there. Keep in mind: I'm a freelance consultant working mostly from my home computer, so my computer is worth a lot to me. Also, I'm heading a small, non for profit, private kindergarten, which also adds to the information I have to manage...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonus Electoral Maps
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

RE: Bonus Electoral Maps

Uruguay has voted for a socialist government this week. Wonder why it's red.

On the other hand, Iran and Russia (great democracies BTW), which have officially endorsed Bush, should be red.

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People Leaving The U.S
Replies: 42
Views: 2250

RE: People Leaving The U.S

Since last Wednesday, the Canadian Government reports that its immigration websites have experienced a 700% increase in traffic (from 20,000 to 140,000 visits a day). 67% of visitors were from the USA. Canadian consulates across the USA are also flooded with information requests about moving to Cana...

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: States Average IQ And How They Voted
Replies: 36
Views: 2554

RE: States Average IQ And How They Voted

This is pure crap. No way there can be such difference in IQ average from one state to the other.

Education might be a predictor of how people vote (more educated -> Kerry), but that would have to be investigated.

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by Qb001
Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Poised To Thrash Boeing 2004-2009 :-(
Replies: 49
Views: 10368

RE: Airbus Poised To Thrash Boeing 2004-2009 :-(

Know what ? I wouldn't be surprise one bit if Boeing wants to buy some of Bombardier activities, especially the C-Serie (if BBD goes forward with it). With proper engineering, the C-Serie could replace the 737 line. Boeing might also be interested in the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>...

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anne Coulter Sex Appeal
Replies: 30
Views: 2354

RE: Anne Coulter Sex Appeal

Ejmmsu,

So, you'd like to give her the cream pie too ?

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

What a joke. Anyway, I'll give it one last chance, hoping (but I'm not holding my breath) that you'll be able to go above and beyond your opinion to try and understand what I'm saying. <b>Network growth thrust with current airlines is Asia</b> Have I disputed that ? The fact is that North-Atlantic t...

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by Qb001
Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

<b>The trans-atlantic age is coming to an end.</b> I'm sorry, but I will not debate such a ridiculous statement. <b>Montreal WILL NOT be a hub.</b> Of course it won't, if you don't want to. There is a very simple principle in life : you don't get what you didn't ask for. As I said earlier, you seem ...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

<b>the trans-atlantic age is coming to a closure.</b> Are you serious ? It's not because there is more growth in Asia that the North-Atlantic market ceases to exist. Anyway, you keep bringing the new installations at <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYU...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's It Like In Canadia...?
Replies: 74
Views: 3676

RE: What's It Like In Canadia...?

Essentially, Toronto is a North-American city, while Montreal is more cosmopolitan. If you feel more comfortable in places such as <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

<b>A good airport is one that can adequately serve the city that it is designed to serve and the surrounding communities.</b> Fair enough. But that is the definition of an O/D airport. Is that what we want in Montreal ? Maybe so. If you're happy with an O/D airport, <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre...

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by Qb001
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

FLYYUL, I think you're so infuriated that I criticize <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> that you don't see very clearly anymore. I asked you what is a good airport, and you answer by saying that <acronym title="Montr...

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

Lymanm, You start your reply (#25) with interesting arguments, but then, similarly to FLYYUL, you start mixing airport considerations with politics, aircraft noise, the Olympics and the Expos... Come on. No wonder you believe FLYYUL made a good argument, you argue just like him, by throwing everythi...

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Getting A Flu Shot This Season?
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

RE: Are You Getting A Flu Shot This Season?

AA61hvy,

I'm willing to bet you don't have the flu. Flu season has not started yet. And if you had it, you wouldn't even have the energy to write on a.net.

You probably only have a bad cold.

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

FLYYUL, For g-d sake, read your reply #18. Do you not see that you mixed-up everything, from the beauty of the new installations to the separatists, the 2 runways of <acronym title="Montreal - Mirabel International (YMX / CYMX), Canada - Quebec">YMX</acronym> and the Montreal area real-estate market...

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

FLYYUL, I appreciate your passion for <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>, but you're wrong, terribly wrong. And the way you blend political judgement, some facts and some opinions in your rant doesn't make a very good...

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Getting A Flu Shot This Season?
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

RE: Are You Getting A Flu Shot This Season?

Got it last Friday. I've received it for the last 8 years or so and it did protect me at least twice for sure: in 2000 my then two year-old son got it and I took care of him, all by myself, for 7 days in a row and I didn't catch it. Last year my nephew got it so badly, he had to spend two nights in ...

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by Qb001
Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport
Replies: 50
Views: 4804

RE: YUL (Montreal-Trudeau) Now Montreal's Only Airport

<b>The main reason that <acronym title="Montreal - Mirabel International (YMX / CYMX), Canada - Quebec">YMX</acronym> died is that the provincial infrastructure was not improved as was originally planned.</b> The reason the provincial infrastructure was not improved as was originally planned is simp...

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by Qb001
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Were You Born/Where Do You Live?
Replies: 116
Views: 4476

RE: Where Were You Born/Where Do You Live?

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and raised in this neighborhood. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/191130/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/191130/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/3/1/19113...

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by Qb001
Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadair CRJ-200 Rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 8000

RE: Canadair CRJ-200 Rocks

Sorry if I ask a dumb question, but may this "dutch roll effect" explain why Lear felt it had to add the strange inverted-V thing under the tail of some of their aircraft ? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/651510/L/" target="_blank">View ...

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by Qb001
Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nasa Photo Analyst: Bush Wore A Device In Debate!
Replies: 44
Views: 3055

RE: Nasa Photo Analyst: Bush Wore A Device In Debate!

Captoveur,

With your "ideas" and your promotion of refusing to debate an issue with serious arguments, here's what will happen of your country:

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by Qb001
Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYTimes: Bush Smarter Than Kerry
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

RE: NYTimes: Bush Smarter Than Kerry

In an October 24 <i>New York Times</i> "Political Points" column titled "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/politics/campaign/24points.html?ex=1256356800&en=50a1bcbb16e7cf21&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland">Secret Weapon for Bush?</a>" John Tierney reported that right-wing columnist <a href="htt...

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by Qb001
Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

RE: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida

<b>It's too bad Captoveur is on vacation because his Obsession picture would be perfect in here right about now.</b> Well, allow me. Since you seem to have a strange "girly" attraction to perfume, I've found something that will both satisfy this fantasy of yours and illustrate what I think about you...

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by Qb001
Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

RE: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida

<b>"After Ohio, where Republicans have (fortunately) failed to prevent thousands of people from exerting their right to vote" What happened?</b> A federal judge in Cincinnati <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/state/ohio/2004-10-27-voter-registration_x.htm">has halted hearings</...

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by Qb001
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

RE: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida

<b>All I ever see Qb001 post is nonstop threads about the U.S. Election, or how evil Bush is, or how the U.S. has its nose somewhere etc. Maybe he should worry about his own country for a change.</b> There is no federal election in Canada as we speak. And when there was some, I posted about it consi...

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by Qb001
Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

58,000 Missing Ballots In Florida

The US Presidential election is getting uglier by the day. After Ohio, where Republicans have (fortunately) failed to prevent thousands of people from exerting their right to vote, it's now in Florida that 58,000 ballots, that were supposed to mailed out on Oct. 7 and 8 to Broward County, could be m...

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by Qb001
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgewbush.com Blocks All Non U.s. Visitors
Replies: 87
Views: 3424

RE: Georgewbush.com Blocks All Non U.s. Visitors

Either they've changed their mind, or my IP address cannot be identified as non-US, but I can access the site.

But, mind you, it is of no interest at all. If I want to know about Bush lies, I can always tune to most American medias anyway.

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by Qb001
Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Suspends FA For Blogging!
Replies: 66
Views: 15919

RE: Delta Suspends FA For Blogging!

Delta has been blamed in the past for similar "conservative" actions. For instance, when PanAm went belly-up and Delta took over their assets, including former PA employees, Delta made sure that they would only hire F/A that were married, no divorced ones. I don't know what happened afterward, but i...

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