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by Mir
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 13029

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

wn676 wrote:
Well, luckily they'll still offer the option of not worrying about all the incidentals.


By paying more, of course.

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by Mir
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2664

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

I don't get it. If you want to know which terminal to go to when flying which airline - go to the airport website. Wikipedia shouldn't be loaded with too detailed information. If it is to function as an encyclopedia, then the information provided should be as generic as possible so that the reader ...

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by Mir
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 9435

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Did you pay attention to the events? Look at it again. They had the mx in the cockpit and restarted then it looked like the junior first officer after the phone call to ops looked back at the cb panel and a cb had been popped out. If I am wrong here I am happy to admit it. Yeah, you're wrong. Maint...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?
Replies: 86
Views: 5098

Re: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?

Pyrex wrote:
Ywah, swamp-critters got each other's backs, always have, always will.


Yup, Trump sure had the back of one of his prominent supporters. Swampy indeed. Wasn't he supposed to do something about that? I guess that's just one more broken promise. But you didn't really believe he'd keep it, did you?

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by Mir
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 9435

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Are you saying the film was edited to make the crew look bad? And the resulting fix, popping the CB back in, was actually the first thing they did, but the film was edited to make them seem incompetent? If that is your argument then you are entitled to an opinion. I do not know why they would edit ...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 9435

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

It's a real train wreck, honestly. Not that that's any of the pilots' fault (though some of them say some things that I'm pretty sure they'll regret later on), but the extent to which the whole thing is dramatized is ridiculous (I was expecting some playing up of stuff, but...wow). And would it kill...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?
Replies: 86
Views: 5098

Re: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?

Funny how we did not hear people outraged when Obama pardoned Puerto Rican terrorists (who never expressed guilt...) or traitors, but are outraged that an 85-year old guy won't be sent to prison for 6 months because of a witch-hunt of a politicized DOJ that refused him a jury trial in contravention...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?
Replies: 86
Views: 5098

Re: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?

The message sent out to all the law enforcement officials in the United States: the law does not apply to you, so long as you support Trump long and loud enough. Should make David "37 Pieces of Flair" Clarke happy.

America 2017. It's a shameful place.

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by Mir
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3951

Re: Trump's Speech

Freakysh wrote:
So in the meantime, I'll enjoy the best part of this presidency, and that is, watching the left go into meltdown due to their lack of resilience and ability to cope with differing views to their own.


If that's the best part of this presidency, then this presidency is an abject failure.

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by Mir
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

How come the JFK-YQB route could be better served from DTW? Because DTW is a major Delta hub with a ton more connections than JFK could offer. That assumes prospective YQB travelers want to go to destinations not served by DL from JFK, nor to NYC itself. What would those destinations be, in what pd...

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by Mir
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Yeah, I admit I have no clue about the hardships African Americans perhaps face when it comes to voting. In any case it shouldn't be so goddamn hard to fix the election system. Just open enough places everywhere where people can vote as long as they have a valid ID with them, that's what we do in m...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

2. Right wing social media is wondering how this could happen. Really? Are they seriously asking this? After more than a decade of whites being told that whites are oppressed and whites have no voice and whites are always the victims, the right is wondering why the whites are violent? Look, I think...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Our families and friends abroad who might want to visit us are banned from entering the country on grounds of 'security'. This is an issue for pretty much anyone who lives in a non visa waiver country, of which most of Eastern Europe aren't, so there are a whole bunch of white folks who have a diff...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

It's no more difficult for blacks to vote than for any other group in the US. Admittedly your entire voting system does suck big time though. This is a lie. There are numerous documented instances of legal obstacles put in the way of people in primarily black areas while not being put in the way of...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

NoTime wrote:
Mir wrote:
I have nothing but contempt for Nazis, so...I don't really give a crap about their problems once they decide to head down that road.


Interesting. How do you feel about communists?


Fundamentally disagree with their economic philosophy. But they are not as bad as Nazis and/or the KKK.

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by Mir
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

When I was young I used to be a liberal leftist, but by now SJW's have effectively made me a right wing conservative simply by blaming me for all the problems in the world, just because I happen to be a white male. Yes, it does suck to be white. Our grandparents were enslaved and kept out of societ...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 20419

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Why are these Euro-Americans chanting this? They are, after all, an immigrant group themselves. What do you expect? After years of hearing people vociferously blame white people for all their woes (including those who have never said or done anything racist in their lives - being guilty of "wh...

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by Mir
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 318
Views: 11902

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

Hillary would've been the better choice. She wouldn't be tweeting all the damn time on how pissed off she is. Seriously? What would she do differently? Send another cargo plane full of cash, but this time to NK instead of Iran? It’s laughable if it wasn’t so serious. - Would not have made off-the-c...

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by Mir
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1748

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

Well we recently learned that plants can tell when they're being eaten, and they don't like it. So perhaps we should be protesting these protestors. I get that they're into animal rights, which is a cause that I generally support. But going after a butcher shop that tries to source their meat ethica...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 122701

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Quoting the NTSB Preliminary Update Report for this incident, “runway 28L was closed, approach and runway lights were off, a large flashing X was active at the runway threshold…runway closure had been NOTAMed, ATIS also included the information that runway 28L was closed and its lightings were out ...

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by Mir
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 11777

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

So now we're down to 'survival of the fittest', are we? Two people flying in their own free will versus hundreds of innocent and mostly helpless people on the ground, and the right option is to save your own ass, is it? I believe your point is loud and clear... Oh, so you've been in this situation ...

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by Mir
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna
Replies: 38
Views: 2613

Re: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna

I've had two of the things for three years now. They've worked great - I don't use one of them any more, but only because I upgraded to cable internet and basic cable TV came with it (I get the same channels, but with the addition of a DVR which is nice sometimes). So I guess I can say I was into an...

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by Mir
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 15793

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

After the US started imposing huge fines on airlines for this sort of thing, voila ...... it quit happening. And there were about none of the doomsayers disasters. Airlines did become proactive about cancelling flights early when it was apparent that the airports involved were facing weather or oth...

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by Mir
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 14458

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I doubt much will happen with seat width, but I could see a minimum pitch being implemented for evacuation ability somewhere around the 30 inch area. And it would be a good move.

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by Mir
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27857

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

hibtastic wrote:
EDI does have two year-round NYC services though, one from UA and the other from DL so there are still plenty of people travelling.


A lot of connections on those flights, which is something DY will not be able to duplicate.

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by Mir
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27857

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

D8 Norwegian Air International , callsign "Nortrans". I heard several of these flights last night on Gander and Iceland frequencies. Wonder if these guys got any real N-ATL training, flight after flight sounded pretty amateurish. Lots of calls back and forth to confirm this and that as RT...

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by Mir
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 13213

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Likewise, mandating that people buy a product certainly doesn't help control price. Incorrect. The mandate is one of the things that does control price. Which is why if the GOP repeals the mandate costs are expected to soar to the point that millions of people will lose their health insurance. Thos...

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by Mir
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 6281

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

For what it's worth, I've been arrested in the US taking pictures of planes (no drone). Public park, with other people around watching them too. US citizen, minding my own business. Cost me ~$10,000 to defend myself. -- Just for what it's worth, this stuff happens around the world to law abiding ci...

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by Mir
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 8679

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

...... .....Southwest flies non-stop LAS-OKC. Choose wisely. Yup. You get what you pay for. A major airline would have been able to rebook on later flights, or make arrangements on competing carriers. This is mostly true and I am not trying to dispute your statement but it is worth noting that Sout...

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by Mir
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 8679

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? I had thought the same thing since the MD fleet is constantly down...I guess another poster answered our question. Or "heaven forbid" charter a replacement aircraft. Chartering an aircraft is incredibly e...

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by Mir
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 5161

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

I see nothing wrong with a polo/jeans clothed toe shoes when flying NRSA. You are representing the airline which is allowing you to use a travel benefit. Except that they're not representing the airline. That's the whole point - the airline wants pass riders to blend in with the rest of the passeng...

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by Mir
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants a Pardon ? ! ? !
Replies: 66
Views: 2882

Re: Trump wants a Pardon ? ! ? !

Maybe time to start looking into what the rest of the party knew and when they knew it. The republican party for the most part refusing to do anything about a traitor in the White House is good enough reason to check if they may be in on the collusion in any way. It's a fair bet that people with cl...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 36760

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

"The airline said that Coulter originally booked seat 15F, which is located by the window in an exit row, however; within 24 hours of the flight’s departure, the customer changed to seat 15D, which is by the aisle. At the time of boarding, Delta inadvertently moved Coulter to 15A, a window sea...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 36760

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Mir, if the FA/Gate Agents don't have time to handle Ann Coulter appropriately, why do they have time to handle the other passenger? is it really that hard to handle it better than "We have to move you, and I don't know why"? Once she found out that she had a different seat, she should ha...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 36760

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Under many circumstances, I don't see the seat that I selected and paid for as fungible. Which is why you should get refunded the cost of selecting it if you get moved, as I said. Unless, of course, you insult the airline's other passengers, at which point you've kind of forfeited your right to any...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 36760

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

And it's obvious that DL customer service is torquing her around because of who she is ("we'll refund the $30"...oh, please). So expect her to keep pummeling. Which is her right. $30 is more than she deserves given her behavior. I hope Delta stands their ground. Even if she hadn't insulte...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 36760

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Doing this to a person with 1.6 million Twitter followers is beyond stupid, so Delta deserves everything they're getting for this. Alright, Delta Sales and Marketing group, are you hearing this? Please create a "Twitter Class" for where people with a certain number of followers can be sat...

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by Mir
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 122701

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Exactly. We are saying the same thing in different languages. At Aspen they never confirmed acquisition of the runway. Read the transcript.... there was never an agreed affirmative. Yes, the charter customer in the cockpit made it worse. The controller saw the jet come out of the twilight haze poin...

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by Mir
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson considers running for President in 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson considers running for President in 2020

Or how about "The Rock..it can only get better from here". "We've hit Rock bottom, the only way is up." Also, Kid Rock has apparently had enough irrelevancy and is running for Senate. If people inexperienced in politics with 'rock'-related names could kindly stay out of it, that...

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by Mir
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 122701

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

(This is a bit personal for me, as I lost a young friend in the Aspen, Colorado Gulfstream crash in 2001 due to failure to identify and acquire the runway.) That's not why that crash happened. It happened because of the crew descending below minimums without adequate visual reference, though the ov...

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by Mir
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HRC wants continued role in the Democratic Party
Replies: 61
Views: 2100

Re: HRC wants continued role in the Democratic Party

Paving the way for Chelsea Clinton? Does she even have the ambition or the ability? The ability? Sure. She'd have to get experience first, but I have no doubt she could put herself in a position to be an excellent president if she wanted to. I don't think she has the ambition for that, and that's p...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10445

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

What would have been the appropriate thing to do? She would have been in just as much trouble if she had turned them in. Six of one; half dozen of the other. She made a mistake and tried to make the best of it. Own up to the mistake and declare it to the customs officials. Trying to destroy evidenc...

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by Mir
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment
Replies: 48
Views: 2091

Re: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment

The beach in question was the Governor's Beach (Summer) Residence, and he spent some time on it with his family on a Sunday afternoon. Well, the house is his summer residence, so he can stay there with no problem. The beach is a public beach, which is closed. So what is he doing sitting out there?

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by Mir
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 11048

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

The 1500 rule is ridiculous, and does little or nothing to increase safety. A bright young high school or college graduate cannot look at flying as entering a profession which provides a good life, at least for a very long and expensive time. It is one of several 'market failures' in the industry. ...

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by Mir
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up
Replies: 59
Views: 2263

Re: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up

Additionally, this treaty placed the largest burden onto the American taxpayer, and would have cost the US trillions of dollars. At the same time the US is paying trillions of dollars and losing millions of jobs, China and India, countries responsible for the greatest amount of carbon dioxide emiss...

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by Mir
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA: A Call To Civil War?
Replies: 66
Views: 3378

Re: NRA: A Call To Civil War?

Is the clenched fist of truth what evangelical leader and republican pillar Trump is using to pummel someone with the logo of CNN superimposed on his head? That "we should try and tone down the hateful and violent rhetoric because Steve Scalise got shot and now we're mortified even though it i...

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by Mir
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 11048

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

The 1500 rule is ridiculous, and does little or nothing to increase safety. A bright young high school or college graduate cannot look at flying as entering a profession which provides a good life, at least for a very long and expensive time. It is one of several 'market failures' in the industry. ...

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by Mir
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up
Replies: 59
Views: 2263

Re: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up

When he gets HIS health care package passed and when he gets HIS plan for tax revisions passed, then you might be able to talk about BIGLY stuff. Though, if that happens, it will have to come with the asterisk that it is historically unpopular and had to be crafted in secret in the most partisan ma...

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by Mir
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up
Replies: 59
Views: 2263

Re: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up

January 2, 2017, Signed Legislation - S. 583 - American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 January 2, 2017, Signed Legislation - S. 419 - Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017 January 6, 2017, Signed Legislation - H.R. 375 - An Act to designate the Federal building and United Sta...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up
Replies: 59
Views: 2263

Re: Fake News at Trump Golf Courses: Time Covers Trumped Up

January 2, 2017, Signed Legislation - S. 583 - American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 January 2, 2017, Signed Legislation - S. 419 - Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017 January 6, 2017, Signed Legislation - H.R. 375 - An Act to designate the Federal building and United Sta...

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