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by bgm
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"
Replies: 133
Views: 5457

Re: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"

She is a sock puppet. Nothing but a mouthpiece that works the soy boys into a lather. She is fair game for all the criticism she gets. Soy boy? Really? This just clearly shows that you obviously don’t feel comfortable enough with your masculinity. Nothing says macho like beating a 16 year old girl....

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by bgm
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"
Replies: 133
Views: 5457

Re: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"

Greta really seems to rile up crusty old white men with surprising ease.

That’s just the icing on the cake.

Listen Boomers, pay attention to her message vs the girl herself. You’re so caught up in your attempt at character assassination that you’re not seeing the bigger picture.

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by bgm
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4325

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Feels like a Win for Freedom.

I'm glad that President Trump and the Israel Govt. is friendly with PM Modi and India. :thumbsup:


Not if you’re Muslim, Gramps. Bet you’d be singing a different tune if it was Christians being discriminated like this.

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by bgm
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 30520

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

https://apple.news/AYNPHAj4MRzSeJXFj91lK7w
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The plot thickens...

Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden

https://apple.news/AYNPHAj4MRzSeJXFj91lK7w

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by bgm
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 30520

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Republicans are clearly winning on the facts, anyone who follows the hearings can't come to a different conclusion. Unfortunately many people don't follow the hearings and only read media accounts of them, which are (unsurprisingly) so far off the truth many times that you can only come to the conc...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 30520

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Republicans are clearly winning on the facts, anyone who follows the hearings can't come to a different conclusion. Unfortunately many people don't follow the hearings and only read media accounts of them, which are (unsurprisingly) so far off the truth many times that you can only come to the conc...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 30520

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

I have a further question, after concluding the hearing: who would you prefer American kids look up to: Lt. Col. Vindman or Rep. Jordan/Guliani? I’m betting most level-headed people would answer in the former. I'd rather not teach our kids to break chains of command, covertly work against superiors...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 736497

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJx9REyUYAAaWzG?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1196969339275997185?s=20 Yuck. Looks the worst yet on the 77W. Just looks so hodgepodge, and there's too much white with the proportions of the 77W. Gramps never seems to be happy these days. ...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart
Replies: 51
Views: 2818

Re: Mass Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prev ... 1819580358
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The US has such an unbelievably sick, obsessive addiction to guns. That alone is the mental illness.

https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prev ... 1819580358

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by bgm
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 4174

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

Until all states adopt the same gun laws it’s easy for someone to get a gun across state lines, making the CA laws completely useless. The bottom line is that the concept of any meaningful gun control has long gone. There are just too many guns in circulation and combine that with the mental issues ...

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by bgm
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion
Replies: 52
Views: 2134

Re: OH passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion

Republicans hate public education. They would rather see "Christian" madrasas. Maybe this is a way of getting public support for shutting down public education in Ohio as a test for shutting down public education nationwide? Republicans can point to students failing SATs and federal stand...

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by bgm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7663

Re: Dow tops 28000

Record low unemployment, record low minority unemployment, hiring signs everywhere, lower taxes for EVERYONE, 401k accounts up. What’s not to like? Oh, it is Trump’s economy and no Dem is gonna give credit there. The definition of party over country. Makes one sick. You’ve described the GOP perfect...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Motorola RAZR Returns
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: The Motorola RAZR Returns

I had two RAZR phones. I hope the new design is better at resisting mold growth in the keypad. That is what killed both of mine. This was not, and has not since, been an issue with phones I have owned. I liked the original design, the phone was really thin. But omg the software on it was awful. Ter...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 30520

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

What happy horse crap—if Taylor and Kent think Ukraine is so important why didn’t they raise Holy Hell when the sainted Obama refused lethal military aid to Ukraine’s, even refused to send non-lethal aid directly by US Mil transport to Ukraine? The aid (blankets and the like) were shipped to Poland...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 144211

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

The prior poster made a snarky, mock-nationalist, false claim (Boeing's basis for its claims about maintenance cost was the comparison of the actual in-service experience of the NG and CEO, not nationalism). It is relevant to that comment's implication that fatigue in lifetime parts that should not...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if the US was a parliamentary government
Replies: 75
Views: 2634

Re: What if the US was a parliamentary government

At the moment in the US the people's vote doesn't count, the electoral college using a first past the post system ensures that, if you changed the electoral college to proportional representation like 2 of the 50 states use then your govt would represent all the people, everyone's vote would count,...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "NATO is experiencing brain death"
Replies: 142
Views: 4374

Re: "NATO is experiencing brain death"

Russia has no plans or intent to do anything with Europe either. :rotfl: Sure, except their attempts to completely undermine and weaken their democratic institutions by election interference, misinformation propaganda via social media, and then dropping off a bit of novichok here and polonium there...

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by bgm
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 144211

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Saying it from an engineering standpoint. The pickle fork is designed as a life time part, that is not supposed to crack ever. That is why it was not checked upon. That is why cracks were found by accident, not at an regular inspection. Do I have to make it simpler for you as an engineer? I'm not s...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

‘Murca. Land of the free, home of complete unadulterated batshit craziness.

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1979

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

And another example: The Man Asked 'Why Did You Come Here and Invade My Country?' Then He Threw Battery Acid (MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee police arrested a man suspected of throwing battery acid on a Hispanic man who says his attacker asked him, “Why did you come here and invade my country?” Police said ...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 82562

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

Give it a rest already. Impeachment isn't going to happen. He won fair and square, and all this lot can do is nit-pick everything; orange man bad. Sheesh. You don't really get it, do you? Impeachment and winning the election are not mutually exclusive. Yes, he won the election. And if he broke the ...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1979

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

Agree to disagree then. If he believes marriage is between a man and a women, that is it; that is where he stands. I could care less which way you go, if you are in a relationship, that should be recognized. But that is not a federal function, but a state function. Building a wall doesn't make you ...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 767070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:
Pilots are never forced to fly a plane in a degraded state again ever.


And hopefully Boeing doesn't make a degraded plane again ever.

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 767070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

JT crash rate is quite close to the global average. In other words, their passengers are transported about as safe as with many other airlines. Source? And what is it, crash rate or deaths? The difference is the impact on safety: Boeing and the FAA cutting cost have resulted in a safety record of t...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 172601

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

As long as the UK asks for an extension, it will get one. There is no drawback to this for the EU. But hopefully by January next year, the UK will have a government that honours the will of the people and delivers a clean Brexit. 'Clean' Brexit? :rotfl: There will be nothing 'clean' about the proce...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1979

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

I agree with you but liberals changed the definition of hate to mean disagree over twenty years ago. If you believe marriage is between a man and a woman you hate gay people, if you believe building a wall will help with border security, you hate Mexicans, if you want to place a temporary travel ba...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CVS pharmacy refuses to accept Puerto Rico ID
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: CVS pharmacy refuses to accept Puerto Rico ID

Just like the TSA agent who wouldn't accept a DC drivers license. 'Sorry, we don't accept foreign licenses from Columbia' :sarcastic: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/12/22/yes-tsa-is-still-getting-confused-by-district-of-columbia-drivers-licenses/ America's stellar education ...

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by bgm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack
Replies: 50
Views: 1979

Re: Antifa-linked man gets 6 years in prison for baton attack

This thread (not everyone in it to be clear) has predictably become so dumb and the reason I'm on here way less. Starts out with an obviously bad person that did something obviously bad and gets jailed. No one defends him (what were you expecting?) and then people start going on about the left bein...

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by bgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2600

Re: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools

More drama from the WaPo propaganda engine of the left. LA Times article from August: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-10/new-fence-replaces-decades-old-border-wall-in-san-diego A quote from the article: “One part of that system doesn’t work alone,” she said. “A wall of a fence isn’...

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by bgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 144211

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

If Boeing was wrong with the durability of this critical 'lifetime' structural competent, should other 'lifetime' parts also be inspected?

If one of these pickle forks cracked in 2 on a flight, what would happen? Would the plan just become weakened or would it break apart?

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by bgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 144211

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

moa999 wrote:
They've already check everything above 30k..
Mostly planes over 20 years old.


Source?

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by bgm
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2600

Re: Cutting holes in trumps wall.

*if allowed to*. Operative word being IF, because as we know the radical Democrats oppose ANY border security measures because their donor class relies on the cheap labor the illegals bring across the border. *cough* Mar-a-Lago *cough* The Dems don't oppose border security. They oppose spending bil...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Write the President's resignation speech.
Replies: 59
Views: 5743

Re: Write the President's resignation speech.

Ken777 wrote:
"Not Guilty, Your Honor"


Trump: "Pardon me, Mr Vice President?"

Pence: "Done"

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by bgm
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 90s: The Sound of Stockholm
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: 90s: The Sound of Stockholm

I never thought that something that bad could come from Sweden. So, they single-handedly snafued a whole decade of music... Now I know who to blame for lame... Yep, going by the list of group and artist names they apparently said to themselves "Hey, we don't need anyone who can actually sing, ...

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by bgm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Hill Bongs and staffers.
Replies: 104
Views: 12837

Re: Rep Hill Bongs and staffers.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ho ... e-primary/


Of course not. Child labor is illegal....

Best regards
Thomas


And oddly enough, child marriage is not... in some states. :crazy:
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tommy1808 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Roy Moore 2020 (Does not sleep with staffers!)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ho ... e-primary/


Of course not. Child labor is illegal....

Best regards
Thomas


And oddly enough, child marriage is not... in some states. :crazy:

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by bgm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop Told to Tone Down His 'Gayness'..Awarded $20 Million
Replies: 37
Views: 3093

Re: Cop Told to Tone Down His 'Gayness'..Awarded $20 Million

ACDC8 wrote:
$20 Million? Seriously? Come on.


Yep, being a bigot can be a costly liability. As it should be.

At the end of the day, in the US the only language people understand is money, so in order to get the message across crystal clear, what better way than this?

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by bgm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 39938

Re: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son

Pyrex wrote:
Washington D.C. really is like a toilet bowl, must be flushed after every use.


And that foul-smelling orange turd occupying the White House should be the first thing to flush down the crapper.

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by bgm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Super PAC Chair A Foreign Agent
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Biden Super PAC Chair A Foreign Agent

Records filed with the Department of Justice show that Rasky is also a registered foreign agent lobbying on behalf of the government of Azerbaijan. The records, which were filed pursuant to the Foreign Agent Registration Act, show that Rasky was hired by the Azerbaijani government on April 23, 2019...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 767070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I totally second the 1,500 Hour requirement - with at least a few hundred in an actual aircraft and recurring training as well. Having 200 hours and being put into a 737 is insane. Not this again. Installing MCAS on the 737 without telling anyone, that's insane. Agreed. Were it any other OEM's prod...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid
Replies: 85
Views: 10841

Re: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

When Barack Obama went on TV to announce they killed Bin Laden, he spoke for nine and a half minutes. Trump yesterday, when he announced they killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, did for 48 minutes. So, for further comparison, we thought it might be fun to mash-up Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi with Obam...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 39938

Re: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son

As I predicted it’s now been confirmed that the WH version of the Ukraine “transcript” isn’t what really happened. https://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari/watch/-shredded-army-officer-on-trump-ukraine-bribery-call-spills-on-trump-72279109845 https://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/vindman-testimony-c...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 767070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Listen folks, lets take a poll right now: Keeping the Max out of the picture, would you book your wife as a passenger on an NG or any other line aircraft with a Lion Air crew? (I would not as there are serious doubts that the average LA crew could handle much of any curve ball the aircraft or the w...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Write the President's resignation speech.
Replies: 59
Views: 5743

Re: Write the President's resignation speech.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Since Hillary wasn't elected, there's no Resignation Speech Necessary.


Haven't quite got the jist of this game, have you Gramps? That wouldn't be a very good resignation speech :rotfl:

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by bgm
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 29816

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

1. Most communities in the Contiguous US that can support some kind of regular air service have long enough runways that can support a jet over a turboprop. 2. People want a consistent product. Most people don't know the difference between United and United Express because you are still flying a je...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7759

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

klm617 wrote:
Boeing is great already.


Their cash cow is grounded for 6+ months, clogging up parking lots after killing hundreds of people due to cutting corners.

I'd hardly call that great. :sarcastic:

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by bgm
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 767070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:
until such time we still need well trained Pilots as backup.


And we need well designed aircraft, of which the MAX clearly is not.

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by bgm
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12808

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

Oh Gramps, are you off your meds again? :rotfl: Whether or not you find her annoying is irrelevant. It's her message we should be paying attention to. Your generation have left a terrible mess for the younger ones to clean up. The very least you can do is put up with her voice, given what you've do...

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by bgm
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid
Replies: 85
Views: 10841

Re: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

Hasn't this guy died like six times already? I also notice no MAGA fans demanding bone spurs be given 100% of the praise. The gift that keeps on giving. There's always a tweet.... https://scontent.famm2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75054763_2508414952736562_5224270426397474816_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc...

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by bgm
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12808

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

Demonstrably untrue. Antifa's antics were labeled as "domestic terorrism" by none other than the Obama administration. Seems as if DHS and the FBI know a lot more about this violent group than you or I. https://www.newsweek.com/are-antifa-terrorists-658396 Bullshit. Your source doesn't ev...

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by bgm
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12808

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Children should be seen and not heard said my parents. Still a good idea.


Considering the verbal diarrhea from the old men here acting like badly behaved children, I couldn't agree more. ;)

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