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by airplay
Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Howard Stern Item In Wall Street Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

RE: Howard Stern Item In Wall Street Journal

KROC, no need to bow your head. It's just nice to know that you have finally come around.....

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Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Howard Stern Item In Wall Street Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

RE: Howard Stern Item In Wall Street Journal

Stern is a shock jock. He is only interested in base, tasteless sensationalism because he knows how popular thumbing his nose to authority is. His proper place is away from public broadcast. I suspect that instead of toning down his show, he will only turn it up a notch and become more "shocking" in...

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Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Gut Feeling On Iraq?
Replies: 39
Views: 1718

RE: Your Gut Feeling On Iraq?

Gut feeling? The invasion in Iraq is a disaster. Bush is a liar. The Bush family and associates are just low-life profiteers who will use their power to rape and plunder the world for their own gain.

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Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>Without any PED on an a/c there is already more than enough to be concerned of in terms of EMI and RFI.</i> That is a dangerous assumption that should not be decided by the average passenger. <i>Aircraft systems self-generated EM and RF interferences are higher than any (unintentionally radiating...

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Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>Pointing at a GPS display while there are dozens (if not a few hundreds) of fluorescent lamps lighting the cabin is like saying that the weight of the truckdriver's hamburger compromises the safety of the truck.</i> This reminds me of an incident from a few years ago. The airline I worked for too...

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Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Iakobos, I think I've provided quite enough information short of publishing proprietary documents. I have tons of exactly that sort of data. We conduct EMC testing that essentially tests EACH victim agains EACH source. The matricies are huge and it takes a great deal of time to process. A recent EMC...

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>But I do not concur with a devil's advocate brandishing the skull and bones about something which nobody else sees as a real danger. (the post is about GPS receivers onboard an airliner !)</i> The post is also about PEDs. A handheld GPS fits the definition. Are all handheld GPS units the same? Le...

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>Airplay, since you mentioned you've witnessed the results of interference from such devices during tests, what steps are taken by the manufacturer regarding this? Are you going to forbid them carrying such items in the cabin, are the effects negligible, is there not enough data to conclude anythi...

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

I've followed your posts Airplay, and while I have no expertise in this area, I share Iakobos' logic on this.

That's the key to this entire discussion....we have many who have "no expertise" passing judgment on which regulations to ignore.

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?
Replies: 53
Views: 2034

RE: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?

This is quite a timely subject. I read in the Saturday newspaper that Ontario is on the fast track to becoming a "have not" province and they may consider splitting off the non profitable parts of the province..... It seems like the Province of Ontario, like YYZ717 doesn't recognize the value in div...

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>I guess you totally object to the coming "flying cellular cell" (ARINC and others) that will not only allow pax to use (their own) cellphones onboard but furthermore incite them to use it.</i> AirCell’s system that would allow you to use your cellphone is quite controversial and I doubt you’ll be...

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Iakobos, as discussions age, especially discussions where there are two quite different views, they become so detailed and convoluted as to miss the original point of the whole issue. <i> You want me to bite on this ? you imply that cases of interferences from PED's have actually been found and that...

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Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Iakobos, I thought you would heed my caution...but here we are again. <i>The RTCA concluded that the probability of a PED interfering with an airplane receiver system is very low. In the case of an ILS localizer antenna, the probability of PED interference was calculated as one in one million. </i> ...

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Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cannon Connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

RE: Cannon Connectors

I have used ELCO/EDAC connectors on test sets but personally I've never seen them on airplanes. Of course that doesn't mean they've never been used. I don't recall seeing Cannon <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> series connectors on airplanes either. Again, that doesn't mean they d...

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Working In Snow - How Tough
Replies: 29
Views: 4597

RE: Working In Snow - How Tough

Cold weather and snow can certainly make things difficult. I did my fair share of work in northern Canada. The cold often forces you to do the maintenance in steps. Your hands can only hold out so long. In the arctic, the snow is extremely dry and fine. The wind blows it everywhere. We often found t...

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CVR Bulk Erase Facility - Deactivation
Replies: 7
Views: 4318

RE: CVR Bulk Erase Facility - Deactivation

The bulk erase feature is not required by any regulation. Some aircraft have it incorporated, some don't.

Air2gxs is right however that airlines that have a strong pilot's union will typically have the feature installed.

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cannon Connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

RE: Cannon Connectors

"Cannon plug" is an airline industry term used mainly to identify circular military standard connectors. Cannon, which is now ITT Cannon is a manufacturer of such connectors. The term has grown in some circles to describe pretty much any electrical connector in an aircraft. The original series was d...

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?
Replies: 53
Views: 2034

RE: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?

<i>For decades, <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> & <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym> have been self-sufficient and receive less aid than aid they generate. WHEN wil the other provinces become self-sufficient? 2050? 2100? </i> How long were we strung along by Alberta as they d...

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumsfeld To Remain As Sec. Defense
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

RE: Rumsfeld To Remain As Sec. Defense

This news is not surprising. He doesn't want to break up the set. He now has Hawk of Defense, Hawk of State, Hawk of Homeland Security....etc etc.

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>You can steam as much as you want and use whatever names you wish to gratify me Airplay, you did not come up with one single case of real interference on aircraft systems due to personal electronic devices (that you witnessed)</i> Iakobos, I made the following statement very early in this dicussi...

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<I>Did you notice that section 121.306 para 5 leaves the door totally open for "self regulation" by the certificate holders (the airlines) ? it says enough. </I> Iakobos, the regulation sets the stage. The guidance material that I provided links to provide the guidance for the airlines to follow to ...

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Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Iakobos, perhaps you don’t have access to the airworthiness standards. Here is the FAA version. All other airworthiness authorities have similar standards: <i>Sec. 121.306 [Portable electronic devices.] [(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no person may operate, nor may any oper...

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Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?
Replies: 53
Views: 2034

RE: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?

<i>Ok Airplay stop attacking Neil on every point he makes because there is truth to every single one about it and Neil the same thing happens in the US as well where the richer states in say the Northeast give equality payements to the poorer states. (Also i'm aware that wither of you haven't used t...

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Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>So, I take it you have never witnessed any actual interference. Me neither, nor anyone else I know in the branch in the last 31 years.</i> Um...I assume you know how to read Iakobos, because you can write. How can you come to this conclusion after reading my post? I have witnessed actual interfer...

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Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Iakobos, how long of a list do you want? I am involved in aircraft design and certification and avionics is my specialty. I have conducted hundreds of EMC tests on numerous aircraft types and various aircraft systems. I have witnessed interference from many sources including portable electronics dev...

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Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hair Removal... Your Preferred Method?
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

RE: Hair Removal... Your Preferred Method?

I just brush my teeth....

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Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

The electronic emissions thing is garbage...

Flip.

I am well aware of the effects of EMI/RFI

Flop.

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Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

<i>That's just sheer lunacy. The electronic emissions thing is garbage, especially with a receive-only device like a GPS receiver.</i> N328KF, so what exactly qualifies you to announce that? It is quite obvious you don't know what you are talking about here. There have been several studies done that...

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Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23931

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Asking for permission outright is pretty silly, in my opinion. The automatic reaction will be 'no'. Best not to say anything unless asked.

Yes. And proceed to make the choice for all aboard to endanger their lives while you play with your unauthorized toy....

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Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Origin Of Some Common Phrases
Replies: 9
Views: 7333

RE: Origin Of Some Common Phrases

A turnpike is a toll road. The "pike" was the barrier that you "turned" to allow passage. As for "cat out of the bag", one website says: <i>The usual explanation is that it comes from a sneaky trick of a stall keeper in a market of handing over a bag that supposedly contained a valuable piglet but w...

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Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Longest You Have Gone Without A Cigarette?
Replies: 45
Views: 5559

RE: Longest You Have Gone Without A Cigarette?

Does inhaling second hand smoke from inconsiderate smokers count? If it does, very few of us go very long without cigarettes....

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Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

RE: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread

With respect to debt and economic damage, if Trudeau broke ground, Mulroney dug the grave. And Canadians showed the PCs what they thought of them by banishing them from power.

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Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

RE: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread

<i>1. Canada needs the US much more than the US needs Canada</i> Absolutely not true. This is pure myth that has grown out of arrogance. Americans seem to be of the opinion that if it were not for the US, we would have been taken over eons ago by hostile invaders. Or that they would scarcely notice ...

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Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

RE: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread

If nothing else, this thread is good for a laugh. YYZ717 should write a book entitled "The Reluctant Canadian". We should certainly act diplomatically with Bush, but we should maintain our culture, identity and policy when dealing with the US. We should also accelerate efforts to increase trade with...

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Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A 4 Engined A/C Take Off With 1 Engine?
Replies: 76
Views: 9868

RE: Can A 4 Engined A/C Take Off With 1 Engine?

Wow...33 replies to a question that is equivalent to "can a car drive with 1 wheel?" The answer? There are so many variables that it can't be proven or disproven completely and....WHY on earth do we care? Nobody is going to attempt it because from a design standpoint its not a consideration and from...

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Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<i>Apparently you’re too ignorant to understand total crime per capita (i.e. <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> CATEGORIES). Represented are the true numbers by population. </i> Techrep, Perhaps you can ask your 9 year old son's opini...

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Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

Official Dubya Visits Canada Thread

Dubya lands in Ottawa soon and the protests are spooling up. I hope the "proper" message comes across. The newspapers are saying that 71% of Canadians consider the US our closest friends but the vast majority of us have problems with Bush's foreign policy and his handling of US-Canada trade. I think...

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?
Replies: 53
Views: 2034

RE: Should Canada Abolish Provinces?

Well...I guess using YYZ717's logic we should all just move to Ontario or Alberta. That way we'll all live in "have" provinces. Simple huh?

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<i>Chilean population: 15,823,957 (July 2004 est.) USA 293,027,571 (July 2004 est.)</i> Its simple really Techrep. Just multiply Chile's numbers by about 20 for the sake of comparison. Chile would work out to about a projected 4700 murders compared to 12,658 in the US if Chile had the same populatio...

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TIME's Person Of The Year 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 2310

RE: TIME's Person Of The Year 2004

How about Osama bin Ladin? He's been able to avoid capture by the "most powerful man in the world" and former TIME person of the year. He is also the primary focus on all the hubbub over in the Middle East these days. Another possibility is Yassir Arafat. If nothing else, the controversy would buy T...

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<i>Well lets look at the fact sheet shall we, nope Chile is less safe than the USA.</i> I dunno...I think I'd rather take my chances in Chile: <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/cri_mur" target=_blank>http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/cri_mur</a> <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/grap...

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aspies Unite!
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

RE: Aspies Unite!

I read it and it sounds like depression.

Technical rep, Hub Manager and now a doctor.....

 Smile

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<i>It's Colombia NOT Columbia.</i> Thanks for the correction. My apologies to the Colombians. <i>One has to question why so many 3rd world nations allow themselves to be represented by oppressive regimes.</i> "Allow" themselves? Lets look to Iraq for the answer. Saddam would never have been able to ...

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Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?
Replies: 76
Views: 4481

RE: What's The Speed Limit Mean To You?

Homosexuals seem to go 69 all the time no matter what... That's not homophobia folks, that's just a plain fact of this (and from what I've heard, quite a few other) locales But seriously folks....the speed limit is the conservative limit for ideal conditions. Going a few knots over on the highway on...

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Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<i>Whatever. It would just be nice to see 3rd world residents ACKNOWLEDGE the MASSIVE foreign aid that the generous West sends their way, once in a while. </i> 3rd world countries are too busy acknowledging the MASSIVE amount of exploitation that the "generous" west subjects them to. Nothing is free...

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Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<I>Then open your eyes. Look at his good points as a leader, not just his bad points. </I> Doesn't the same apply to Yassir Arafat? How about Saddam? Hitler? Yah...I guess they all had "good" points... <i>No democratic leader is all bad, or all good. There are shades of grey. </i> I agree. Unfortuna...

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Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Second Amendment
Replies: 27
Views: 1500

RE: The Second Amendment

The second amendment to US constitution is an aberration that causes confusion and controversy. The perverse interpretation that the huge NRA lobby uses is responsible for the huge disparity in violent crime when compared to other nations and for providing yet another issue that divides the nation a...

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Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Attempt On Bush Foiled In Colombia

<i>I think back on the "President Bush “saves” His Bodyguard." and all the Bush haters’ woundering about why the Secret Service was acting aggressive. This thread should be no different, and the haters will state if people are trying to kill Bush, it must be his fault for bringing this on himself. E...

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Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Am I Gay?
Replies: 93
Views: 4932

RE: Am I Gay?

Are you gay? You're queer as a football bat....

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Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UN Out Of US - Some Repubs Would Like It
Replies: 50
Views: 3882

RE: The UN Out Of US - Some Repubs Would Like It

<i>Ahh Sweden Ikea, Abba, Saab and Volvo, yep that about does it. TechRep</i> If you are going to insult an entire country Techrep, at least do enough research to avoid embarassing yourself. Sweden is quite an advanced industrialized country. Belittling Sweden and Swedes in this manner and in no par...

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