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by cpd
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden’s Safety
Replies: 80
Views: 4952

Re: Biden’s Safety

Is it even possible to ensure neutrality and to prevent an inside attack? It would have been a lot simpler if SCOTUS had actually heard the case. No matter how many times the media parrots repeat "no evidence whatsoever" it has no effect on people. Until the evidence is examined and expla...

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by cpd
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Period. This is the cold hard truth. IMO this is what the majority of Republicans who objected did it for: Indeed. A recent conversation between myself and a "colleague" went something like: ME: So why do you think the election was a fraud? HIM: It was obviously a fraud, you can't tell me...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch government resigns en masse
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: Dutch government resigns en masse

What? A governing party makes a serious mistake, then they admit it and resign. Good luck seeing that here, just last week the pathetic sock puppet of a Health Secretary, already a massive failure across the board, was asked multiple times to explain why he had voted against a policy he was now con...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36595

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... a67c4e5a6a

Thee is no need for people to buy that much!
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Someone needed plenty of toilet paper:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... a67c4e5a6a

Thee is no need for people to buy that much!

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by cpd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is now on record claiming that multiple Republican members of Congress were giving "reconnaissance tours" to would-be rioters the day before the raid took place. https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/12/mikie-sherrill-pro-trump-rioters-got-to...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Disciplining off-duty police officers who participated in the pro-Trump rallies, even if committed serious crimes, will be very difficult due to their excessively strong unions and politicians who are caught not wanting to anger cops but also not anger in particular non-White voters. The bigger fea...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

More video of the peaceful protesters: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/video-shows-capitol-rioter-beating-police-officer-with-an-american-flag-pole-20210112-p56tca.html If there is another round of protests, video will capture it clearly and everything that happens will be available as ev...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Greeson is a lucky man. Not only should his pathetic obituary contain the word "moronic" but also "Traitor/terrorist." Long may it follow his legacy. I know I repeatedly speak very callously of the traitors, and I want to clarify that I've met a great many of my fellow Americans...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capitol rioters on no fly list
Replies: 83
Views: 5318

Re: Capitol rioters on no fly list

https://mobile.twitter.com/rayredacted/ ... 73537?s=21


There are things called buses, cars, trains.
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Antarius wrote:
Twitter reports showing capitol rioters have been placed on the no fly list by the FBI. Some are stuck in DC and cannot leave.

https://mobile.twitter.com/rayredacted/ ... 73537?s=21


There are things called buses, cars, trains.

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by cpd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_P-0I6sAck


How is it that an immigrant to America must remind everyone of the things that make the USA great and what could be lost.

Well said by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Official statement from Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Republican governor of California : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_P-0I6sAck


How is it that an immigrant to America must remind everyone of the things that make the USA great and what could be lost.

Well said by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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by cpd
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9254

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

A political party just attempted a coup, Nothing surprises me about americans anymmore. It wasn't the party, jeez can we stop the hyperbole? When people from the party were there and part of this rioting/operation then it is the party. They cannot run away from it. The Republican Party is up to its...

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by cpd
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
Replies: 208
Views: 9254

Re: Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

aerosreenivas wrote:
Now that Trump has been banned from Twitter, will that change anything with regards to the thinking of his supporters?

Meaning, will they accept the 'Election Verdict' and look forward to Biden's governance for the next four years?


No way, they'll keep carrying out insurgency. :banghead:

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by cpd
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

It is now being reported that truck full of bombs and guns were found near the Capitol building https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/us-capitol-riots-arrest-pelosi-desk/index.html But yeah, other than that, plus all of the dead people and pipe bombs at party HQs, it was a totally peacefully rall...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36595

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/new-cdc-data-shows-nearly-60-of-covid-19-transmissions-come-from-those-with-no-symptoms/19462398/ New data from the CDC shows more than half of COVID-19 transmissions come from people who don’t even know they have it. A new model shows that 59% of all transferals co...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EZE: Pushback tug caught fire in front of a LH B748; Aircraft undamaged
Replies: 22
Views: 5944

Re: EZE: Pushback tug caught fire in front of a LH B748; Aircraft undamaged

Which are? The front of the engine could suck in debris, the reverse thrust could blow all sorts of loose items like baggage carts and people around, and all of that air movement would make a mess of trying to extinguish the fire. Also, the pilot can't see where he's going and with a 748 you don't ...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Right-wing "media" is trying to pin this on "antifa" so I'm sure millions will jump on that bandwagon too, after all most of them weren't in DC, and what's one more conspiracy theory to them ? Here is another “Antifa” apparently: https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-po...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7413

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

How do we know that he won’t just continue to organise unrest and mob violence from his supporters even after Biden takes over as President? Biden will be stuck in a quagmire of unrest and insurrection and this will give the Republicans the chance to say Biden failed and that he is no good, then the...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The Pentagon knew this was coming and did not do a goddamn thing https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/07/pentagon-national-guard-washington-455822 As opposed to when they knew BLM was planning a protest https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/us/police-response-black-lives-matter-protest-us-capitol/index.h...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

So Trump is back on Twitter with a address in which he actually comes across fairly well - very little of his normal bluster and accusations, toned down considerably and some emphasis on a transition now to the next administration (which he doesnt actually acknowledge is not his, but you can see th...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Joe Scarborough has called for the arrest of Trump on his show, https://thehill.com/homenews/media/533072-scarborough-calls-for-arrest-of-trump-giuliani-and-trump-jr-for-insurrection “That’s insurrection against the United States of America and if Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump ar...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Twice now, President Trump has let this country down when it needed a leader. He had an opportunity at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, but he could not keep his mouth shut and it cost him re-election. Then, yesterday, he had an opportunity to be a leader again, and he could not keep his ...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

olle wrote:
If this happens in any other country USA media would have called it a coup. A failed one.

If it happens in USA what is it called?


Stopping the steal? :duck:

Quoting some old bat interviewed on a news channel...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea to eliminate all diesel trains within this decade.
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: South Korea to eliminate all diesel trains within this decade.

https://www.laenderdaten.de/verkehr/schienennetz.aspx


Not really, we are ripping up our train tracks - at least in Sydney anyway. We prefer using trucks instead.
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Sokes wrote:
Unrelated to electrification, here all countries:
Germany (Deutschland) has more tracks than Australia or Brazil. Strange.
https://www.laenderdaten.de/verkehr/schienennetz.aspx


Not really, we are ripping up our train tracks - at least in Sydney anyway. We prefer using trucks instead.

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The truth will come out that it was disguised Antifa that led the break in to the Capital. Is Jake Angeli disguised Antifa then? This is him: https://i.ibb.co/g6YryTZ/144-D5429-EC1-F-4497-911-F-3956-A33-AF7-DA.jpg https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/who-is-the-horned-man-who-sto...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

These terrorists are home grown. These armed terrorists who stormed the capital are from right here in the US of A. That us MUCH more dangerous. Russian and Chinese and Columbian and (insert nation here) agents must plan and work for years or even decades. These domestic terrorists had the aid and ...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I'm a proud Republican who has voted 4 times against Donald Trump. I'm appalled by today's events. As far as I'm concerned, Trump should be impeached, removed from office, and prohibited from ever holding public office in the United States! You are calling them out which is a lot more than some of ...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I have been watching the Senate feed on CSPAN. The Republican Party is DONE with Trump. https://www.c-span.org/event/?507698/senate-debates-objection-counting-electoral-college-votes&live Was the Trump experiment worth it? Seems doubtful now, they are probably stuck with the legacy of this day ...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

KUSI in SD is idenifying the woman killed as Ashli Babbit a USAF veteran. Won't let me imbed. Ugh. She was photographed going through the windows to gain entry. Sorry Ashli as a member of the military you have to know better. I've seen the footage. Just as with most victims of police shootings she ...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Because we don’t give a rip. Everyone knows he’s an a-hole, but when you have a choice between him and Hillary or Joe, the choice is easy. That said, he lost the election. Moving on. He wants to be an a-hole, who cares. You see, we don’t sit around crying about things for 4 years. I know it’s diffi...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

CBS is reporting that airline crews are being told to return to airport terminal from downtown hotels, for what ever reason. Probably getting them to the airport while they still can, before the curfew. If I were there, I'd be getting to the airport and on the next flight anywhere else ASAP. Likely...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

casinterest wrote:
Curfew at 6:00 . Police are assembling. Time for the protestors to leave.


Too soft. China would just run over them with tanks.

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by cpd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61813

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

CitizenJustin wrote:
Don’t these people have jobs? The average American doesn’t have time for this crap.


They are the average American now.

It’s good this has happened, no more hiding being weasel words and obtuse language. The republicans all have to own this. It’s their creation.

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by cpd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36595

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Blah blah blah rules for thee not for me Every post you advocate that the only way to stop this is by an impossibly full blown quarantine, no one leaving their home. And then you continually travel. Hypocrites are the worst kinds No travel here, haven’t been anywhere since August 2019. Didn’t even ...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36595

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Just curious, how long do y’all think the pandemic, side effects from it and the recovery will take in your opinion? Individually I have no intention to find out. Otherwise from a world perspective it could take three more years. Vaccines need time to be distributed and administered, we need time f...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36595

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

I repeat that a total lockdown of a couple of months will do us all a favor by resetting the Covid meter to zero. Yet there are very few examples of true succes for this strategy. Unless in totalitarian countries (China) or isolated countries (New Zealand). Ireland had a very strict lockdown in Oct...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump On Tape Asks GA SecState To Change Vote Count
Replies: 81
Views: 4648

Re: Trump On Tape Asks GA SecState To Change Vote Count

It's damaging for sure, but the Trump astroturfers will just be happy that he is making everyone's head spin.

Where are they by the way? I would have thought they'd be right out in force to explain away this one.

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by cpd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wet shaving tips
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: Wet shaving tips

I'm an electric shaver heathen. I've never once tried to shave with a razor. For years I shaved my neck dry and then wet my face Tuesday-Friday. I don't save on the weekend, so Mondays I shave my neck dry and my face with shaving cream. Earlier this year I switched to using a pre-electric on my fac...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4143

Re: So far, which year is worst?

I think it is all subjective. For many, 2001 is the worst year ever. For others, 1974 is the worst. Yes, 2020 has been horrible. I was going through so much personal stuff, I only remember like an hour total of 2001. I remember 2001, it was terrible and seeing that footage on TV was greatly shockin...

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by cpd
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer Ozell Stephens Jr. Passed Away
Replies: 13
Views: 3951

Re: Photographer Ozell Stephens Jr. Passed Away

Hey everyone. I’m writing to share sad news. My good friend of 17 years and fellow Airliners.net photographer, Ozell Stephens Jr., also known as 727Lover on these forums, passed away today. He had a stroke just after Halloween and was progressing well but he contracted COVID and it is believed he p...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36595

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

We have COVID cases now in my area. It’s sheer luck I avoided the places where it was transferred.

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by cpd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 38083

Re: Other country's anthems

La Marseillaise (France) is a favourite of mine. But I also remember the Italian anthem when Ferrari used to win in F1. The mechanics would be extremely proudly singing that anthem, with Michael Schumacher or Rubens Barrichello encouraging them on. The anthem of the Soviet Union is a very iconic one...

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by cpd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 331
Views: 166623

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!



What a great historical photo.

And this shot from Sergey Boldenkov is also beautiful:

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by cpd
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class
Replies: 105
Views: 14552

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

fil87 wrote:
Whats so special about this? Underwhelming to say the least. Such an overrated airline.


Looks very comfortable.

Overrated - not from my usual seats on Emirates. I’m looked after very well and that’s why I keep coming back to them.

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by cpd
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Please speed up the screening pace.
Replies: 2
Views: 2819

Re: Please speed up the screening pace.

I think the current screening queue is a bit too long and this obviously effect our user experience, right now it takes about 12 days for screening results, it will be much better if you guys can speed up to 7-8 days. I have experienced shorter waiting period in the past so I believe the screening ...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4435

Re: Explosion in Nashville

From preliminary information, it seems some lone wolf/nut case with too much knowledge of how to make bombs for some weird anti-corporate and domestic terrorist reason One has to wonder if he was nearby when this went off, so could trigger it at the 'right' time and send the alleged voice message. ...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive

So while you're sitting back enjoying this what are your thoughts on four guys who murdered men, women and children getting a get out of jail free card? I never like Blackwater or for that matter 3rd parties in war. They felt they were being attacked what is there to say? Civilians die in war. It i...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4435

Re: Explosion in Nashville

Any links to this? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/21/tennessee-newspaper-ad-islam-muslims-nashville Apparently a nuclear device was to be detonated in Nashville according to a newspaper advert at the time. Maybe this could be an accident, but I’m not so sure. Surely there will be video...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 30441

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

From a layman's standpoint, it would make sense that the virus would evolve towards greater and easier transmissibility. As we constantly look for way to curb it through social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing etc., We pretty much force natural selection towards strains that can get around al...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 33808

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020

Looking very likely that Victoria will announce further restrictions on those travelling from NSW tomorrow. At 'best', those travelling from Sydney will have to undergo 14 days hotel quarantine, or at 'worst', there might be a hard border reimposed restricting travel from all of NSW. Vic Government...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the COVID-19 Free zones remain locked away forever?
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: Can the COVID-19 Free zones remain locked away forever?

My work has gone into lockdown - we've all been told the offices are all closed and we must immediately get anything we need that is left in the office before end of the day and then it is work from home until further notice. This latest outbreak has really scared them for reasons I won't elaborate ...

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