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by L-188
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: End Of The Line For 4 Carriers
Replies: 35
Views: 21896

Re: End Of The Line For 4 Carriers

My understanding was to get some of the Essex class carriers through the canal during WWII when they still had straight flight decks, some of the 40mm gun tubs had to be cut off the side of the ship and then re-welded back on after the passage so it would fit. There is some great footage of Yorktown...

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by L-188
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any thoughts on reloading presses?
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Any thoughts on reloading presses?

Well it is getting to the point that I think I would like to get a reloading setup since I have a number of unusual rifle calibers in my collection and a couple of my handgun calibers are pretty pricey. Ammo for my .45 Long Colt in particular. Anyway I have been looking around at all the standard ma...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Low cost airlines Spirit and Frontier join TSA PreCheck
Replies: 15
Views: 3064

Re: Low cost airlines Spirit and Frontier join TSA PreCheck

Anybody else don't think a lot of the government charging extra money to treat people differently?

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 32
Views: 28104

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

If necessary could the B52s that flew missions over Vietnam be quickly converted back to carrying nuclear weapons or would this have a been a long complicated process? There would have been some equipment that was unique to dropping iron bombs, and some unique to nukes. It would take about a day, o...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 32
Views: 28104

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

I was at Okinawa when the b-52 aborted take off and blew up. I was on crash recovery and went thru the wreckage. The real story was kept secret and they put out a story that the crew aborted to keep a the wreck on base and gave the crew medals..... The real story is that the crew was drunk, as was ...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norwegian government whitepaper reveals plan to buy new maritime aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Norwegian government whitepaper reveals plan to buy new maritime aircraft

Yeah, but it is hard to argue the greater number of P-8's that will be built plus all the 737 infrastructure that is available to support that aircraft. That is a driver down of the costs of ownership

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

I just got done watching the Steve McQueen movie about that race.

Glad to see it is still going on.

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Dispatcher: what the best way to get into this line of work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: Flight Dispatcher: what the best way to get into this line of work?

Well I think the best I can do is tell you about how I got there in the US. I started ramping for a 135 carrier, did that for about a year and then went into the dispatch office. Since 135 doesn't require a license the fact I didn't have one wasn't an issue. A lot of people will put down 135 dispatc...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway length required for long-haul operations
Replies: 5
Views: 3623

Re: Runway length required for long-haul operations

I don't do long haul ops, but we always calculate the available payload for a given runway length, pressure and temp. With that info we can plug it into our flight plan computer and determine the payload we can carry over the route we want. This is different then most light plans, where you figure o...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cooking Knives
Replies: 26
Views: 2049

Re: Cooking Knives

Don't laugh but some of the best knifes I have used have been cheap ones.

Not the ones that are punched out of a roll of steel, but ones that are ok quality but not name brand.

I hate paying for marketing hype.

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Naval Ships Breaking Down Due To Heat.
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Re: RE: UK Naval Ships Breaking Down Due To Heat.

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 3):nobody thought the Bundeswehr would be involved in a war At least defense departments and militaries around the world share stupidity in common. Regardless of what a country's military thinks it's chances of being involved in conflict are, they are still a military. Y...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Case of Shooting - This Time In The UK
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Another Case of Shooting - This Time In The UK

How exactly is it nonsense? Are you saying that Breivik had no political motive? Perhaps you should do some research before writing nonsense, now you are just being a stereotypical radical leftist who is unable to have an intelligent conversation with anybody he disagrees with. Can someone else tak...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 67
Views: 13146

Re: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?

It might be a little off topic, but wouldn't be great if some airline played the "The Chicken Dance" during deplaning?

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by L-188
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

It also probably worked into his planning that is was a gun-free zone that was densely packed. He didn't have to worry about the cops showing up until they finished their doughnuts, . No. There was an off-duty armed uniformed Orlando police officer working security at the club, which is the club's ...

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by L-188
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is there a legitimate way to complain about a moderator pushing his politics on the forum
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Is there a legitimate way to complain about a moderator pushing his politics on the forum

Interesting that I can now see your reply but not the original thread.

If they deleted my original posting then that says a lot about the moderation here, and it in my opinion isn't positive.

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

Again, this guy was born and raised in America. The same laws that hold those fundamentalist Christian's back from beheading you didn't seem to stop this guy. -Dave Those laws didn't stop Timothy Mcveigh, the Olympic Park bombing, multiple assaults on Planned Parenthood including the most recent in...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

MaverickM11 wrote:
L-188 wrote:
He can't argue the point so he attacks me.

Typical liberal who has not real argument

You have a lack of self awareness that is impressive. Trump-like even.


I am very aware and much more educated on how firearms function and safety involving them, much much more than you

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

MaverickM11 wrote:
L-188 wrote:
a facist liberal gun grabber.

You have no data. I rest my case. No further questions.


And you have no case, just move for a dismissal and be done with it.

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

The only gun problem is by small minded liberals who don't want to tackle the real issues of Islamic terrorism, drug crime and poverty that cause these shootings. They just a small minded thinkers who think taking away a civil right will solve a "problem". You got any data to back that up...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

Once again you clearly demonstrate you have no clue what the NRA is, what they are about or how they help educate and advocate firearm owners and non-owners alike. ... Your NRA Boogie-man argument is growing very stale and most people with common sense see right through it for the uneducated propag...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

Ok, another massacre in the US. Business as usual. As long as NRA-Blockheads rule the gun law discussion, the audience can sit back, grab some popcorn and wait for the next mass shooting. The only blockheads are the liberal scum who are using this event to try and take away civil rights. In many wa...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

This. Is. Amazing. And really what it's all about: money and selling more guns. Sure Islamic terrorism is a problem...if you're Muslim, in a Muslim country. But here you're 1000x more likely to be killed thanks to the NRA. And here are just a few of the prolife suckers that have bent over for the N...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 104):Once someone is radicalized, there's no predicting what they'll do. Supposedly, he was offended by seeing two men kiss, but as nobody can say what he was thinking, I surely will not speculate. Yeah that's the easy cop-out answer right there, isn't it? We both know it's ...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2
Replies: 304
Views: 13348

Re: RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - This Time Gays Part 2

Quoting slider (Reply 74):Eliminate much of the black on black crime and those numbers look far different. Did you not get the memo? Blacks are considered people these days. You're not even supposed to call them niggers anymore. Hope that helped. Disclaimer: the above is not only dripping with sarc...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 321190

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Having played on the site for about the last ten minutes. A few thoughts. Getting rid of the feature that allowed to cut and reply to certain subjects in threads was a bad idea. I used to response to four or five different posts with one post by doing that. I just had to do almost a dozen replies to...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

Here is something for you: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Politics-Voices/2016/0614/Asking-tough-questions-of-ourselves-after-Orlando The author thinks that many people in the gun debate justify their opinions first, only then comes "Heck, what could be a possible solution to this probl...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

What other civil liberties should be suspended because someone is on a government watch list or FBI investigation. Voting? Freedom of the press? Running for president as the presumptive Democratic Party candidate? We already restrict air travel. It's important to realize that owning a semiautomatic...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

Shall not be infringed. You want gun control, change the 2nd Amendment. Then come and take them... So even if by popular vote the law was changed and it became illegal to own a gun without permits, you still wouldn't do it? For someone that natters on about the law and rights being so important tha...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

What other civil liberties should be suspended because someone is on a government watch list or FBI investigation. If there's such a problem with keeping an unstable person from purchasing firearms because of the way the Second Amendment is interpreted, it's time to change the interpretation or scr...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

What other civil liberties should be suspended because someone is on a government watch list or FBI investigation. If there's such a problem with keeping an unstable person from purchasing firearms because of the way the Second Amendment is interpreted, it's time to change the interpretation or scr...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

What other civil liberties should be suspended because someone is on a government watch list or FBI investigation. Voting? Freedom of the press? Running for president as the presumptive Democratic Party candidate? We already restrict air travel. It's important to realize that owning a semiautomatic...

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by L-188
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

You're right of course. The article is sort of like preaching to the choir. People who believe that gun control is the answer will read the article but those who believe that even more guns are needed, the arm everyone crowd will likely not even bother to read it. This "article" sums up w...

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by L-188
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 6169

Re: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

The thread title is a lie, and the source used is not a legitimate news source. They are very left wing.

The only gun control that works is using both hands to get a stable firing position.

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by L-188
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 34391

Re: New Site.

From what I have seen so far, I am not impressed. It seems these changes where more about Demand Media trying to increase advertising revenue rather than improving the site. It requires more clicks to navigate, I agree the pages are harder to read and some of the features that made navigating the ol...

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by L-188
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe
Replies: 11
Views: 999

RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>the playoffs let in too weak teams</i>...

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by L-188
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-100 Economics
Replies: 38
Views: 5694

RE: 727-100 Economics

The -100's we had a Reeve sat if memory serves. 104, 66, 58, 44 depending on how many pallets of freight you wanted to carry up front,

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by L-188
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Repair Then And Now
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

RE: Aircraft Repair Then And Now

I should note that Reeve Electra 78R was built from a pax Electra that had it's nose destroyed in an accident and a freighter electra that likewise got it's tail demolished. What I remember is that the aircraft had a series of posts that rand the length of the aircraft to support the floor above it....

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by L-188
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: Canada To Buy "interim" Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 10736

RE: Report: Canada To Buy "interim" Super Hornets

I agree,

This is just a face saving move by the boy prime minister to cover his campaign promises at the expense of Canada's national security

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by L-188
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: CAF PBJ-1J Flies Again After 23 Year Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 3726

RE: CAF PBJ-1J Flies Again After 23 Year Restoration

Saw it when I was in Camarrrillo last year.

If you are in Cammerillo I highly recommend a vist to the CAF hanger there.

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by L-188
Tue May 31, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757
Replies: 105
Views: 23876

RE: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kanban" class="quote" target="_blank">kanban</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>When the new Boeing single aisle comes out a...

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by L-188
Tue May 31, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Repair Then And Now
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

RE: Aircraft Repair Then And Now

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BartSimpson" class="quote" target="_blank">BartSimpson</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>How much was the Hudson River waterp...

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by L-188
Tue May 31, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funeral Songs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1962

RE: Funeral Songs?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bassbonebobo" class="quote" target="_blank">bassbonebobo</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> I want a closed casket funeral. T...

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by L-188
Tue May 31, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Strange AF1 Routing To Vietnam
Replies: 29
Views: 5552

RE: Strange AF1 Routing To Vietnam

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bikerthai" class="quote" target="_blank">bikerthai</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>the US wanted to avoid antagonizing Chin...

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by L-188
Sun May 29, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Of Motor Sich & Ivchenko-Progress
Replies: 7
Views: 8141

RE: Future Of Motor Sich & Ivchenko-Progress

Well as a general statement I think the immediate future growth for these companies is to get into manufacturing components for western manufacturers.

I don't see a western market for most eastern engine types.

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by L-188
Sun May 29, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-engine The KC10
Replies: 57
Views: 7511

RE: Re-engine The KC10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lapa_saab340" class="quote" target="_blank">lapa_saab340</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Max Q (Reply 14): Good p...

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by L-188
Mon May 16, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BFI And TLS - Why Went The Manufacturers There?
Replies: 30
Views: 4728

RE: BFI And TLS - Why Went The Manufacturers There?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Caryjack (Reply 6): Boei...

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by L-188
Sat May 14, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Admin To Schools:Trans Can Uses Any Restroom Part 1
Replies: 203
Views: 5813

Obama Admin To Schools:Trans Can Uses Any Restroom Part 1

The fact that Obama is using the power of the federal government to allow sex offenders in women's bathrooms shouldn't surprise anybody. It is fairly typical for him.

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by L-188
Wed May 11, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27
Replies: 155
Views: 6141

RE: Potus To Make First State Visit To Hiroshima 5/27

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aaron747" class="quote" target="_blank">Aaron747</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>The White House has emphasized this...

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by L-188
Mon May 09, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada's Oil-Sands Hub In Flames
Replies: 35
Views: 3123

RE: Canada's Oil-Sands Hub In Flames

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePointblank" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePointblank</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>British Columbia right now can...

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by L-188
Wed May 04, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet Another US Shooting, 6 Dead.
Replies: 295
Views: 7008

RE: Yet Another US Shooting, 6 Dead.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pu" class="quote" target="_blank">pu</a> (<a href="#287" class="quote">Reply 287</a>):<br/><i> Just curious. Since all the reasons given to expl...

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