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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Major risk of contamination by Russian activities around Chernobyl, to themselves and others. Useless equipment too, some things don’t change there. So where is the required link so often cited as a requirement? Been there, posted link from reputable news source, no nasty images, gone, no explanati...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4471

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

CitizenJustin wrote:
I’d love to visit but Jamaica was recently ranked as one of the most dangerous places for LGBTQ.
It's dangerous for everyone. The only place worse in the Caribbean that I can think of is Haiti.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 41446

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

Most of those listed are trans-Pacific airlines. They probably need more range. Delta bought there's for relatively shorter flights.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4471

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

Jamaica was a lot more serious things to worry about other than the Queen.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Canada picks F-35 as CF-18 fighter replacement
Replies: 484
Views: 115281

Re: Updated: Canada picks F-35 as CF-18 fighter replacement

Why can't Canada use the same model numbers as every other country in the world? I hate having to constantly google what the different models correspond to.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlanAbdo13/status/1510397764819210243 https://mobile.twitter.com/olya_rudenko/status/1510304622816251909 https://mobile.twitter.com/IntelCrab/status/1510478147535388674 There are many horrific stories coming out that can't be ignored by the West. There have to be harsher ...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I'm even arguing it's already the case. Russia considers itself (and is considered) a victor of WW2, despite starting it along with Germany, invading Poland, so on the wrong side. Using 20/20 hindsight, in a way it's too bad that the UK and France had a defense treaty with Poland. If they didn't, t...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 124369

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

But if Ukraine did it - why do they deny it then? Wouldnt it be a huge propaganda effort? Strange. Maybe it's better having the Russians worrying that some of their own citizens are sabotaging the war effort. Just like all the "leaks" about getting help from high sources in the Russian go...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Newark727 wrote:
alberchico wrote:
I can definitely see Russia giving up all its claims in the Donbas as part of a peace treaty if Putin falls from power, but Crimea ? Crimea is gone forever. Ukraine should just accept that.


What exactly does "accepting" that get Ukraine in return?
Russia's "promise".

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by johns624
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The problem with that is that, sometime in the future, Russia will start talking "land bridge" again. Maybe Ukraine should take a page out of the Russian playbook and resettle all the "Russians" in Crimea back to Mother Russia and move real Ukrainians in. You can either be a Russ...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

T4thH wrote:
Just for your information: The Russian army is now clearly retreating as it seems, from the whole northern half of Ukraine. This seems even to include Charkov.
No, they're just "redeploying"... :D

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by johns624
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26256

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

Can you film customers in a private business without their consent? Isn't that governed by the business' policy? I was under the impression that it is against most airlines' policies to film people on aircraft, be they sleeping, or looking funny, or whatever. What is the policy on most airlines? If...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26256

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

I must have missed something. I didn’t see anyone defending what he did. I didn't either. I just saw some questioning the severity of the punishment that some others wanted meted out. I've seen more people defending a pilot who showed up to work intoxicated. Right here: Agree, I don't see what the ...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I see that Russians no longer retreat, they "redeploy".

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by johns624
Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26256

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

sldispatcher wrote:
I must have missed something. I didn’t see anyone defending what he did.
I didn't either. I just saw some questioning the severity of the punishment that some others wanted meted out. I've seen more people defending a pilot who showed up to work intoxicated.

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by johns624
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

tomcat wrote:

It makes you wonder why Germany needs a defense minister at all if their own army is so much deprived from basic equipment's.
It would be too obvious if they just abolished the position... :D Hindenburg and Ludendorff are spinning in their graves.

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by johns624
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

More from Germany and their ridiculously slow process of sending help to Ukraine. https://www.euractiv.com/section/defence-and-security/news/germany-to-ship-additional-weapons-to-ukraine-after-weeks-of-stalling/ I liked the comment where they said they couldn't supply any from stock because they ha...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26256

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

He looks relatively young to be a captain. Could he work for one of the regionals?

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by johns624
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

tomaheath wrote:
I proud that I voted in person for Trump. Prior to 2020 I couldn’t stand him.
I voted against him...absentee...

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by johns624
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

casinterest wrote:
The GOP is still latched at the nipple to him.
I don't think it's the nipple... :D

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by johns624
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Canada picks F-35 as CF-18 fighter replacement
Replies: 484
Views: 115281

Re: Updated: Canada picks F-35 as CF-18 fighter replacement

What are the chances of that happening?

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by johns624
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

Trump will never endorse anyone else for president. He never even says anything good about his own kids. Of course, what good can be said about them. It's embarrassing to listen to two "men" in their late 30s, mid 40s constantly do basically a "my dad can beat up your dad" routi...

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by johns624
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This goes against the narrative put forth in the media. From the NYtimes Editorial, an interesting take and one I have thought of too with Putin being ex KGB. Putin is so KGB he connived all of this? It makes me wonder if the KGB is as incompetent as Russia's armed forces. Maybe they, too, foresaw ...

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by johns624
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

Trump will never endorse anyone else for president. He never even says anything good about his own kids. Of course, what good can be said about them. It's embarrassing to listen to two "men" in their late 30s, mid 40s constantly do basically a "my dad can beat up your dad" routin...

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by johns624
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

Unfortunately, Trump and his deranged support base will ensure that doesn't happen. Trump or any voter don't get to choose who runs in the primaries. If Haley runs I am sure Trump will support her because she probably is one of the candidates with the best chance at this point. You don't think he's...

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by johns624
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Typhoon vs Rafale
Replies: 31
Views: 4500

Re: Future of the Typhoon vs Rafale

I'm thinking that Western/NATO SEAD is just a little bit better than what the Russians are capable of...

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by johns624
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4471

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

A101 wrote:
Australia was built on convict labour, and most Australians embrace that now
Then why did I have to apply for a special visa a few years ago because I had a 29 year old Driving While Impaired" conviction? I would've thought they'd say, "he's one of us, let him in!". :D

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by johns624
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

L410Turbolet wrote:
marcelh wrote:
Evil was already there in 2014

As were those living in permanent fear, who pretended not to see it.
+1 The hypocrisy is glaring.

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by johns624
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Canada picks F-35 as CF-18 fighter replacement
Replies: 484
Views: 115281

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

j-bird wrote:
really it should be 120 to satisfy NATO and NORAD requirements, but hey, I thought they would go down to 65 frames....
They didn't want to be shamed by little Finland...

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by johns624
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

EDIT This one is interesting Abramovich and Ukrainian negotiators suffer poisonings symptoms. And thus the start of chemical attack that we've been warned about. And of course they will blame it on Biden's escalatory rhetoric. bt That happened over three weeks ago but WE aren't supposed to escalate.

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by johns624
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland selects F-35A for F-18 replacement
Replies: 259
Views: 89589

Re: Finland selects F-35A for F-18 replacement

kitplane01 wrote:
Why did the F-16 not bid on Finland's HX program?
Maybe Finland wanted a plane that would be supported for the next 30+ years. Most western air forces are replacing their 16s with 35s.

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by johns624
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 367
Views: 61457

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

How about the Luftwaffe Tornados? They're older than dirt.

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by johns624
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's the other way around. Putin understood/read Merkel perfectly, and lured Germany to become dependent on Russian gas and remain naively pacifistic. Remember how hard Germany fought for that Nord Stream 2 pipeline despite all the resistance from the US and others? Merkel was played like a fool by...

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by johns624
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Am I not right in thinking that the majority in Crimea approves Russian occupation? If true, how do you want the majority to be treated? If they wanted to live in Russia, move to Russia. Simples. Sometimes, the simplest solution.... Yes. They have to decide whether they are Ukrainians of Russian an...

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by johns624
Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

OK, I finally saw a video of supposedly Ukrainians abusing prisoners and shooting them in the legs? The one thing that struck me was the age of the prisoners. They have long beards and shaved heads. Doesn't look like any the typical Russian conscripts nor a professional soldiers that we saw on the ...

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by johns624
Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Wait, units that were shredded are being combined to continue the assault? Are they insane? Historically, going from memory, such units must be only used in "do or die" scenarios where they know their lives are being risked for an incredibly good cause. Assault of a nation under a false f...

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by johns624
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If Russia needs a land bridge to Crimea because of the naval base there, things don't bode well for the countries between Kaliningrad and Mother Russia. Of course, that would be against NATO...

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by johns624
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not only is India on the wrong side, but they are also on the weak side, as Russia's shortcomings have been exposed. While I agree its a miscalculation on the part of the Indians, I can see the internal logic and the bet that any secondary sanctions on Indian concerns will be window dressing. What ...

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by johns624
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not only is India on the wrong side, but they are also on the weak side, as Russia's shortcomings have been exposed.

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by johns624
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Putin isn't exactly telegenic.

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by johns624
Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia threatens nuclear war against the west: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/russia-threatens-universal-nuclear-war-if-nato-peacekeepers-enter-ukraine/news-story/d1fb2e6d16d85dca0cb7283ee934f034 The west was too soft against him. Now that an existential threat has been issued against NATO, w...

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by johns624
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I haven't heard anyone bring up the old "Russia isn't a threat because we're too economically linked together" argument lately. Or the "Europe is too civilized to get into a war" one, either.

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by johns624
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I'm not sure where you are located but my family and pretty much anybody I know is ok with making their lives a bit harder in order to finally get rid He's not worried because he knows that Russian logistics, or lack there-of, won't allow them to make it to The Netherlands, where he's located. I no...

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by johns624
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

889091 wrote:
bikerthai wrote:
What would have been available back then that would last that long? C rations?
bt


Vodka :D
Russians would never let vodka get that old!

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by johns624
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Thought provoking, as his stuff often is (last year he did a piece, basically in a 'road to hell paved with good intentions' sense, on a little known but significant incident in Northern Ireland in 1970, considering his origins and how controversial that topic is, very insightful there too). I saw ...

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by johns624
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

That'll really cut down on their amphibious capabilities.

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by johns624
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't know if anyone is familiar with "the Chieftain" but he has a large following on Youtube. He's a wargamer and armor historian who is also a Texas National Guard Lt Colonel. Here are his thoughts on videos. Very thought provoking. If you're wondering about his "different" a...

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by johns624
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 872
Views: 167254

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

It's not how thick the seat padding is but how firm it is.

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by johns624
Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362228

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

In Russia’s case they ask us all to understand their feelings because of their horrible experience in WWII. Fair enough. But it’s THEY who’ve been the invaders ever since. They were the invaders even then. Don't forget the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact when them and the Germans were allies and they invad...

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