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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests everywhere!
Replies: 14
Views: 4919

Re: Protests everywhere!

The protests in Chile are all about leftists not knowing how to lose elections, as usual - clearly missing a few helicopter rides.

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by Pyrex
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 12628

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

I'll see your Polish and raise you a Welsh- http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/1280_640/images/live/p0/14/h3/p014h3j6.jpg And I'll trump both of youse with a Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu It’s easier to pronounce if you break it do...

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by Pyrex
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 33
Views: 5868

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

aviationaware wrote:
A federal department of education is not necessary, and neither is corporate welfare (which is what all subsidies are). Let's scrap both.


Don't worry, there are no such things as oil subsidies, this study is complete bullshit.

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by Pyrex
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power
Replies: 62
Views: 13387

Re: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power

TTailedTiger wrote:
If Gabbard were smart she would check herself into ADX Florence. She has attracted the negative attention of a Clinton. We all know how that always ends. :o


That did not prevent Epstein from being suicided...

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by Pyrex
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 12628

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

A pet peeve of mine is when people confuse a certain country in the northern part of South America with an over-rated university in NYC. More often than not they just mis-spell either one, or both, but certain people just take it one notch further and decide to grind my gears by also mispronouncing ...

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by Pyrex
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power
Replies: 62
Views: 13387

Re: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power

Sounds like she is finally off her rocker. She should be going with these type of accusations on the Alex Jones show.

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexico Gov shame, we give in to gunmen !
Replies: 14
Views: 5084

Re: Mexico Gov shame, we give in to gunmen !

Yes, I am sure people who decapitate people by the dozens will suddenly become model law-abiding citizens if people are allowed to drug themselves and throw away their military-grade weaponry. Also, extortion, robbery and all the other side businesses they are involved in will also go away, because ...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Resort Cities Ravaged by Cartel Violence
Replies: 29
Views: 7643

Re: Mexican Resort Cities Ravaged by Cartel Violence

And of course, we have the usual a.net contingent claiming the U.S. is to fault for all the problems in the world...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lunch on a A350 prototype
Replies: 17
Views: 8430

Re: Lunch on a A350 prototype

Plotting a way to subsidize the next plane without running afoul of WTO regulations.

On a totally unrelated note, Airbus provided the catering, through a new subsidiary. $900 for a steak and $100 for a bottle of water.

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money
Replies: 20
Views: 10148

Re: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money

The only way any dynastical politician accumulated such an amount of wealth is by stealing it. Maybe he did it personally, maybe his father did, maybe it was his grandfather, but no King or Queen ever worked for that money. Whether that be the Assad in Syria, this guy in Thailand, MBS in Saudi Arabi...

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by Pyrex
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wanted to ambush parents with teen's killer
Replies: 28
Views: 6294

Re: Trump wanted to ambush parents with teen's murderer

I thought the word "murderer" still meant something, at least from a legal perspective, but I guess in this "Orange Man Bad" world it even applies to someone who was involved in a horrible accident, if you can use it to make a point. I would love to see Trump waive diplomatic imm...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money
Replies: 20
Views: 10148

Re: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money

Pellegrine wrote:
How is all that funded by taxpayers if King Bhumibol was worth $30 billion when he passed away? The son didn't get any money?


Where do you think that $30 billion came from?

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Houston Rockets, NBA, and China
Replies: 37
Views: 8118

Re: The Houston Rockets, NBA, and China

https://sports.yahoo.com/le-bron-james-criticizes-daryl-moreys-misinformed-tweet-toes-nba-line-on-china-controversy-032902165.html So LBJ basically decided that earning RMB is more important than speaking out on Freedom of Speech in general. Well, as an American, LBJ can speak his mind, and most li...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park Tower Topped Out
Replies: 13
Views: 4250

Re: Central Park Tower Topped Out

Pretty unremarkable, actually. At least the Steinway Tower also being built nearby is somewhat interesting, but my understanding is that the design elements that make that one interesting (the vertical strips on the side), and which they needed to have since it was built on top of a historic buildin...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park Tower Topped Out
Replies: 13
Views: 4250

Re: Central Park Tower Topped Out

I see most out through buildings mentioned in this thread from my office window. Of all the mega-towers being built around this area, the only one that truly stands out is the one being built on top of MoMA, 53 W53 street. That said, none of these buildings make any sense to me - if you really want ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

The West did not "give Israel a country", Israel is an independent country because they fought 3 total wars (as in, "the result of losing is your entire people get completely slaughtered") in the space of 19 years, by themselves, against overwhelmingly superior opponents, and wo...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 9851

Re: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US

If you are in a lounge, 9 times out of 10, you are there because your employer is paying you to be there, and the reason they are willing to pay stupid amounts of money for a J ticket instead of just sending you in cattle class is because they need you to be productive while on a business trip. Tha...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 9851

Re: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US

So if companies want you to be productive on the ground waiting for a flight please remind me exactly how someone is more productive taking a call in the lounge vs out in the terminals? Is it because in the lounge they can throw back whiskey and beers? Because that’s helping them be more productive...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

I notice with some curiosity that none of the people condemning this move are volunteering to go act as a human shields in Syria, which is effectively what the U.S. soldiers in there now are. Assuming that the U.S. can resolve tribal conflicts in the Middle East thousands of years old is just bonke...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 9851

Re: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US

If you are in a lounge, 9 times out of 10, you are there because your employer is paying you to be there, and the reason they are willing to pay stupid amounts of money for a J ticket instead of just sending you in cattle class is because they need you to be productive while on a business trip. Tha...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

The Kurds are nothing more than a terrorist group themselves which we coopted for convenience sake and used them when it fit the narrative. Time has not changed the fact of who these Kurdish fighters really are and it’s time to move on and not get in the way of the Turks to secure their borders bet...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 34785

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

They needed all their physical strength pulling on the control column just to keep the nose level and preventing the plane from suiciding itself. They switched them back on because they saw no other means to maintain nose up input, as they could not maintain physical strength pulling on the control...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

My guess is that no one on this thread is willing to volunteer to join the US Army, vounteer for the SF, and then give their life in northern Syria. Nor are they willing to risk any member of their families lives. Just a guess. How many American lives should be put at risk for the Kurds? For how lo...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

I notice with some curiosity that none of the people condemning this move are volunteering to go act as a human shields in Syria, which is effectively what the U.S. soldiers in there now are. Assuming that the U.S. can resolve tribal conflicts in the Middle East thousands of years old is just bonker...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

this shiny ball might end up killing a lot of innocent people. The impeachment is an US problem, not the Kurds, yet they are once again the ones stabbed in the back. And Turkey and their shitty behavior is a European problem, not a U.S. one, and yet the Europeans seem to expect U.S. soldiers to kee...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 54088

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

Yet another time the US abandonds the Kurds. The question is to why Trump is doing this right now? His own army top is against it. Because, he needs YOU and millions of others to look away from Impeachment talks and developements as much as posssible... ...don't chase the shiny ball, more are comin...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 23585

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

It's TP... The only difference after the flight, vs a widebody, is how many buses you need to wait for after you land and are forced to walk down stairs with a heavy bag, in the rain. You will still get the same miserable airport experience, still get to miss your connecting flight, etc.

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 9851

Re: Banning cell phone use in airport lounges - This needs to be a rule in the US

If you are in a lounge, 9 times out of 10, you are there because your employer is paying you to be there, and the reason they are willing to pay stupid amounts of money for a J ticket instead of just sending you in cattle class is because they need you to be productive while on a business trip. That...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 14372

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

With that said, the new rules smack of elitism since TCPs (executive cars and limos) will be allowed to pick up at the curb. This is LA, after all, home of Hollywood. The kind of people that fly their private jets half way around the world to lecture us all on how we need to stop going on vacation ...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest FA in hot water for posting passenger photo and negative comments
Replies: 45
Views: 10761

Re: Southwest FA in hot water for posting passenger photo and negative comments

The FA should be fired and never be allowed to work in any customer-facing profession again, be it flight attendant or supermarket cashier. Clearly they are not equipped to deal with someone they do not agree 100% with.

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 14372

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

I totally agree that the traffic in the loop at LAX is out of hand... especially with the holidays around the corner. With that said, the new rules smack of elitism since TCPs (executive cars and limos) will be allowed to pick up at the curb. This is LA, after all, home of Hollywood. The kind of pe...

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by Pyrex
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 217080

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

No, you are not doing more for the company, you are doing the exact same amount of work, which is take off, fly and land safely. That is why they get paid the same for a ferry flight then for one with an 100% load factor... A cook at McDonald's doesn't get paid more for a Big Mac meal than he does ...

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by Pyrex
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 217080

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I totally agree that the cargo payscales are better since they are all even so you can fly anything you want at the same pay scale. I was just saying in the context of how the pax carriers pay based on the number of seats, an A321 (220 seats in ULCC config IIRC) pushes the boundary of what an A320 ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 217080

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

You literally just did the ultimate apples to orange comparison. The A321 in Spirit config carries way more than a Delta 757 so it is only fair that the pilots get paid more to carry more people like how a 747 captain makes more than a 757 captain. Paying by how many seats are on the aircraft is ho...

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 69670

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

So was Malev. So was Sabena. So was Swissair. Let Neeleman take time losses and get the taxpayer out of this.

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 30790

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Let this be a lesson to the employees at Thomas Cook, on why a certain crazy-haired bloke in Westminster wants to fulfill the wishes of voters and move the UK out of the EU The 'crazy-haired bloke' could have tried to save Thomas Cook, but instead sided with Hedge Funds who opposed the financial ai...

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 30790

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Let this be a lesson to the employees at Thomas Cook, on why a certain crazy-haired bloke in Westminster wants to fulfill the wishes of voters and move the UK out of the EU - rules on ensuring competition in the European Union apply up until the point where the German government(s) feel the politica...

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 217080

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I wouldn't be surprised to see an A321 type pay rate with an override to keep it in line with what current 7ER (757 & 767) pilots make. Spirit already does this with their A321's and it seems as though the pilot group is very happy with as it is a win win for both the company and labor. I'm loo...

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by Pyrex
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 7723

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

This is not as offensive as the ridiculous way he dressed in his trip to India, as the freaking Prime Minister of Canada, but you made the rules, you live by it... Time to fall on your sword and go. If Megyn Kelly must go, so must this moron.

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by Pyrex
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 28738

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

Yet the cold, hard facts are that right-wingers kill a lot more people when they get triggered. When they get mad, FAR right-wingers go and shoot up a Walmart. When the FAR left-wingers get mad, they call you a sexist, troll, thow something at you, demand you use Latinx, or accuse you of something ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 14
Views: 2072

Re: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site

Niagara Falls should be on the list. Yes, I know the Canadian side looks like a mini-Vegas, and the U.S. side looks like a mini-Atlantic City, but if you are able to abstract yourself from the tackiness of the human construction around it, the waterfalls themselves truly are one of the great natural...

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by Pyrex
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September
Replies: 27
Views: 6156

Re: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September

18 people now arrested https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49696973 Why were the morons who were arrested released immediately, just to go back and threaten to continue to commit terrorism? In the UK the police can attest you for a mean Facebook post about your neighbor, but can't arrest s...

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by Pyrex
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?
Replies: 7
Views: 4297

Re: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?

Military configurations are not the same as what is used in civil cargo carriage. Carriers like FX and UPS have their own lock systems installed on these planes and there have been no problems reported. This will be another issue for the USAF and Boeing to work through. Is this one of those instanc...

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by Pyrex
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9796

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

people who cannot fly without their pet shouldn't fly excepting seeing eye dogs or other actual service animals the pathology of the USA's pet fetish must be confronted Agree 100%. People are pretty spoiled these days. It is hard on the pets and hard on one's fellow passengers. But it's hard to put...

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by Pyrex
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 26236

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

So, if I am anglophone and need to use the DMV or a courthouse in Quebec City I am out of luck, but these idiots get to sue Air Canada because of font sizes and belt buckle instructions nobody ever reads? Yeah, that makes total sense... Bizarre comment to say the least. Where did you get that? That...

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by Pyrex
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September
Replies: 27
Views: 6156

Re: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September

How many of these "activists" have dogs? Dogs are FAR worse for the environment than aviation is. Instead of trying to disrupt aviation, these activists should be encouraging people to have fewer dogs, or none at all. That would make a much bigger impact on global warming than disrupting ...

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by Pyrex
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 14247

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/29/politics ... index.html
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The solution for this problem is obvious: spend $1,300 a pop on some over-engineered coffee cups. It's almost as if Condor doesn't have an unlimited budget... What gives?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/29/politics ... index.html

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by Pyrex
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 26236

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I did not realize that many in Quebec did not know English. I have been told before by Canadian colleagues that English was the primary language taught in schools throughout Canada and that French was a primary language at home in Quebec and also taught as a secondary language in Quebec in school. ...

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by Pyrex
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 26570

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

The only question is, when will the mechanic who found this out and reported the issue to management have a grievance filled against him/her for interfering in union negotiations, get kicked out of the union and have AA be forced to fire him because it is a closed shop?

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest bike shed in the world
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: Biggest bike shat in the world

When I used to live in Utrecht, I always cycled from home (Lunetten) to Utrecht University. Pretty nice ride actually along the meadows. When I moved to Rotterdam however and worked in Delft, I rode a scooter along the Schie. Just a bit too far to go by bicycle every day. I have heard of the revers...

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