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by phugoid1982
Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Watching RT conference between Putin and female Aeroflot pilots F/As to gauge his mental state. He's spouting the usual embellishments and lies but as posted in civA, Aeroflot will stop international operations on March 8th except to Belarus. These people and other innocents Russians are being impac...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot resumes International services with SSJ fleet
Replies: 133
Views: 39671

Re: Aeroflot cancels all international flights except to Belarus

RT is showing a live conference between Putin and female Aeroflot pilots and flight attendants. It's the usual nonsense justifications and embellishments. But I can't help but feel sad for these hardworking professionals who are losing their livelihoods thanks to sanctions.

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by phugoid1982
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 356
Views: 94067

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

Clear image of the destroyed aircraft: https://i.ibb.co/G0094Gy/3c273ba2922f9b5d.jpg It's disrespectful to call this a war crime given the horrific deaths of civilians during this senseless war but it certainly is an "aviation war crime". I Was hoping to see her one day...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 356
Views: 94067

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

Clear image of the destroyed aircraft: https://i.ibb.co/G0094Gy/3c273ba2922f9b5d.jpg Is that an artillery shell in the foreground? Also, if this detonation was external, wouldn't there be signs of shrapnel damage to the left wing and engines?[/quot It's disrespectful to call this a war crime given ...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian cricket players Rod Marsh and Shane Warne pass away within a day of each other
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Shane Warne dead at 52

Never followed cricket but I knew him for hooking up with Liz Hurley whom I had a huge crush on. However my Indian roommates in college couldn't stop talking about him. A criminally young age to die from a heart attack. However, I don't want to assume, but other "issues" were probably invo...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14716

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

I could believe it. I found that my wife and her friends were in total denial that Russia would invade Ukraine. They also thought that they would be safe, because they were in Odessa and far away from Kyiv or the Donbas. My wife believed she was safe til she started hearing explosions. Of course by...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European hypocrisy over welcoming Ukrainian refugees
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Re: European hypocrisy over welcoming Ukrainian refugees

] The “problem” with being an immigrant in North America is that we’re largely shielded from the casual racism of Europe. I’ve lived/studied/worked in Europe. It’s not the same as North America - which despite many many race problems of all sorts, is miles ahead on that front. It's interesting you ...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European hypocrisy over welcoming Ukrainian refugees
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

European hypocrisy over welcoming Ukrainian refugees

While I firmly condemn Russian aggression I am a bit uncomfortable with how countries such as Poland and Hungary having shown utter contempt for refugees from Syria,Libya, Afghanistan and yet are welcoming Ukrainian refugees all the while I keep hearing Ukrainian and Polish guards are abusing Africa...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1228
Views: 183194

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Late to this. Are the Tu-22m and 160s being used? They could launch the kh55 from Russian airspace and be be back at Engels as if nothing happend

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by phugoid1982
Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14716

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

I was considering the billionaires that just had their assets frozen sending a hit squad after Putin. I think most likely is his generals will get fed up with him and attempt a likely successful coup. The generals need a bigger plan than just knocking off Putin. They need to round up all the people...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 356
Views: 94067

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

I had a shot with lunch in her honor.

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by phugoid1982
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?
Replies: 25
Views: 2616

Re: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?

It's not a stupid idea. It's incredibly admirable and eventhough I feel Putin has obviously grown more desperate and lost any shred of humanity, I highly doubt the majority of soldiers would be able to indiscriminately kill so many many civilians, especially Europeans. There are so many reports of s...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14716

Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

As the prospect of making any significant gains for Russia are looking more bleak for Putin and as he grows more desperate and paranoid, is there a possibility that saner heads in the government and armed forces will attempt to mount a coup to topple him akin to attempting to oust Gorbachev in 1991 ...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov Design Bureau News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 33221

Re: Antonov Design Bureau News and Discussion Thread

If I'm not mistaken the second prototype dispensed with the cruciform tail for a single one which makes sense. Might make more sense to reengine for 4 engines and design a new more aerodynamic wing. Either way I'm completely gutted by the loss of this bird. From captain antonov's post I thought it h...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinema Shooter Acquitted
Replies: 25
Views: 2649

Re: Cinema Shooter Acquitted

Hadn't heard of this case but this is a preposterously stupid verdict. Then again, it's Florida...always is

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by phugoid1982
Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

I'm utterly shocked. Watching "Going underground" on RT with Afshin rattansi whos usual deal is "American imperialism bad, everything else good" interviewing some Russian government official and he's grilling her pretty hard and pushing back against the bs peacekeeping narrative...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

I get the propaganda machine in Russia but I can't understand legitimately how so many young soldiers are ok with murdering essentially their cousins/brothers with a deep rich shared culture/history so pointlessly. I would have thought morale would be much lower Just heard Putin/Lavrov and others ar...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Although I never outright said there wouldn't be an invasion, I vastly miscalculated how far things would go in my certainty this was a bluff. Being reported in Civ thread and Captain Antonov's YouTube channel that the An-225 is heavily damaged/destroyed. Do you have a link to his YouTube channel? ...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Although I never outright said there wouldn't be an invasion, I vastly miscalculated how far things would go in my certainty this was a bluff. Being reported in Civ thread and Captain Antonov's YouTube channel that the An-225 is heavily damaged/destroyed.

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 24, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov Design Bureau News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 33221

Re: Antonov Design Bureau Operations

This is utterly tragic! I follow Captain Dmytro Antonov. I never thought things would go this far. I fear for his safety as well as everyone else at ADB

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

So we should just let liberal democracies like the Baltic states and Poland twist in the wind? What security guarantees would these states have in the absence of NATO and Russia's aggressive actions towards western oriented non-NATO members? I'm not advocating for demilitarization of Europe. I'm si...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

I say disband NATO and stop encroaching on the Russian border by proxy and expecting that Russia be more "Westernized" and pathetically "woke" like us. Russia is not liberal Western Europe/US nor do they want to be nor will it ever be a true democracy. We do business with far mo...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 44
Views: 4637

Re: Celebrity Crush

Naomi Watts (my favorite actress and crimminally underrated) Charlize Theron Charlize Theron is such an underrated actor. And, yes, beautiful. Tilda Swinton is not beautiful to me, but the both of them own every role they are given. Agreed. But Charlize Theron has won an Oscar and I kinda feel she'...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 44
Views: 4637

Re: Celebrity Crush

Naomi Watts (my favorite actress and crimminally underrated)
Charlize Theron

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by phugoid1982
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4728

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

scbriml wrote:
Valieva finishes fourth, so saves the Olympics the embarrassment of not having a medal ceremony. Justice, of sorts, is served.


Just saw this on the news. I sort of agree but can't help feeling really bad for her. The drama and pressure probably just ate her up alive.

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by phugoid1982
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

The US is salivating over the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine. Fund another useless war and enrich the military industrial complex. This is also another excuse to distract from issues here at home like (COVID, student loan debt, universal health care, income inequality..etc) and the abysmal fai...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4728

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

This whole fiasco just makes me sad. She is exceptionally talented and seems like a sweet little girl. I can't possible fathom the pressure on a young athlete to succeed. However, the dictatorial approach of coaches/trainers and other people with winning as the only goal in mind should not reflect n...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10405
Views: 773753

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

The US is salivating over the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine. Fund another useless war and enrich the military industrial complex. This is also another excuse to distract from issues here at home like (COVID, student loan debt, universal health care, income inequality..etc) and the abysmal fail...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 29803

Re: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread

Hello, Quick question: Back in the early 1990's the USSR introduced the Il-96-300 and the An-124 was already flying. Why haven't they used the Progress D-18T engines of the An-124 for the Il-96 or the hypothetical IL-98 twin engines? The future Aviadvigatel PD-35 will be used on the CRAIC-929 and p...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 197
Views: 24504

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

Really? I've gotten in trouble before for this before but I'm sick of these "why doesn't my hicktown" airport have service way beyond it's economic reach. The numbers just aren't there. I might as well ask why Emirates doesn't serve San Juan, PR. I mean Hell, my parents were among the mayb...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2610

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

It boggles my mind how this Dr. Aafia Siddiqui with a solid science background who went to MIT as transfer student (MIT takes very few transfers) and Ph.D in neuroscience could become so radicalized. Apparently, from a wikipedia article even some her doctoral publications were contentious. She tried...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 176125

Re: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread

Awesome news!. Is it still part of Aeroflot's plan, in a bid to become a 5 star airline according to laughable Skytrax, to transfer their entire order to Rossiya? Would love to see it in the SU livery.

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by phugoid1982
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 10718

Re: Did this person do the right thing?

Absolutely did the right thing. I'd have done exactly the same and not given an F* what the pax thought. Safety is priority even if it may not have been a "critical issue". Since accidents are a chain of events, if something unfortunately had happened later on the flight, even though said ...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14
Replies: 170
Views: 25240

Re: STL announcing nonstop legacy carrier flight to Germany (LH) 12/14

I'll refrain from judgment if it's Lufthansa but can someone explain to me what does St. Louis (post TWA connectivity) have to offer economically apart from Wash U that could justify decent yields if it's capturing biotech traffic? It's not exactly the booming Charlotte metro area. The last time I f...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 562
Views: 83560

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Smart move on Spirit. Moving LGA operations over to MAT in 2022. https://thepointsguy.com/news/spirit-airlines-nyc-expansion-interview/ Based on the amount of RON available at MAT, Spirit is liking to add a few flights that land after 10pm during the week and depart before 6am to increase frequency...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 562
Views: 83560

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

https://thepointsguy.com/news/spirit-airlines-philadelphia-nonstop-flights-expansion/?utm_content=44F3C08E-576F-11EC-A4FE-767D96E8478F&utm_term=Editorial&utm_campaign=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Adding 7 routes out of PHL. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk I gr...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed
Replies: 61
Views: 15074

Re: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed

It seems they landed at IKT even though YKS was less than half as far and directly on the great circle route, IKT seems a very reasonable place to go but does anyone know why they wouldn't stop at YKS? I don't know if this was the actual reason, but whilst I was tracking it enroute to YKS, at the t...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed
Replies: 61
Views: 15074

Re: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed

Those angular rates are truly frightening. Great job by those pilots! When horrible scenarios like this happen with loss of flight protection, and adverse weather, never underestimate value of true stick and rudder skills!

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by phugoid1982
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 2592

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I've been doing keto/low carb for so long and basically lots of meat and since my mom is vegetarian and I didn't want her to cook we got a large Dominos pizza with thin crust, garlic sauce, olives, mushrooms, and feta cheese. It was very good and worth breaking my diet for. This will probably be th...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 2592

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I've been doing keto/low carb for so long and basically lots of meat and since my mom is vegetarian and I didn't want her to cook we got a large Dominos pizza with thin crust, garlic sauce, olives, mushrooms, and feta cheese. It was very good and worth breaking my diet for. This will probably be the...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 11001

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/brian ... index.html
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It's confirmed. Laundrie took the cowardly way out and offed himself. Sadly, we'll never really understand what transpired between him and Gabby.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/brian ... index.html

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by phugoid1982
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 108
Views: 7040

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Apparently this dirtbag, apart from his other criminal acts, had a since taken down fb account where he spewed a lot of bile about wanting to kill white people and how to claim self-defense to get away with it. If so, this is essentially a hate crime but I doubt the MSM will ever report on it that w...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 11001

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

This is frustrating. I doubt this narcissist killed himself. A croc probably got to him and we may never know what transpired between him and Gabby. Hopefully, the parents who are patently complicit, will be prosecuted for obstruction of justice since they clearly aided him in fleeing.

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by phugoid1982
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3418

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I have to say that I'm kinda satisfied that the movie is underperforming at the box office ,although mostly due COVID. I read that it has to make $900 million just to break even. It's projected to make far less than that and less than SPECTRE. It might be the first Bond film not to turn a profit. E...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3418

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I have to say that I'm kinda satisfied that the movie is underperforming at the box office ,although mostly due COVID. I read that it has to make $900 million just to break even. It's projected to make far less than that and less than SPECTRE. It might be the first Bond film not to turn a profit. Ev...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

If the Chinese are truly disregarding the provisions of the Outer Space Treaty (my orbital mech is very rusty since I was mostly an Aero guy) but it might make sense to send an orbital vehicle with a nuke and park it in a Lagrange Point until needed (if ever) for use against a specific target.

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by phugoid1982
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

It's being reported all over the news. Apparently it only missed it's target by two dozen miles which is fairly impressive for this class of weapon. I'm sure people at my old defense company are salivating over this and how the military industrial complex can profit from more of the "Red scare&...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3418

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

So, I watched the movie last night and ended up coming home and punching a wall. I hated it. It was insanely woke. As a person who has read Ian Fleming's books and been a hardcore fan since I was a kid, PCness and a post #me2 environment ruined it. Despite the fact that Die another day was the wors...

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by phugoid1982
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3418

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

So, I watched the movie last night and ended up coming home and punching a wall. I hated it. It was insanely woke. As a person who has read Ian Fleming's books and been a hardcore fan since I was a kid, PCness and a post #me2 environment ruined it. Despite the fact that Die another day was the wors...

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