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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12377

Re: Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

The Queen has died aged 96. My word this was quick. It seems a little surprising that someone would decompensate so quickly. I don't think it was so quick. She had become noticeably frailer since the death of Philip and cancelled a lot off engagements in the last few months in order "to rest&q...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12377

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Braybuddy wrote:
This was quick:
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That has almost certainly been prepared for some time. Just update the year and you're good to go!

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49819

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

With American and United orders this is 100% done deal. So this is RR loss. There is no way this would not get delivered in time. These airlines doesn't play childs games. And if FAA makes a fuss of this, United can just threaten to withdraw from the states, and issue would resolve immediately. I’l...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12377

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59135132


The Queen is dead. Long live the King.
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GDB wrote:
There has long been speculation of the name Charles would use when he became King, there have been non forenames used before, not this time;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59135132


The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12377

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I'm no royalist by any means, but this is a sad day.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8758
Views: 620372

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some St Petersburg officials want Putin charged with high treason. Will they commit suicide or just disappear? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/russian-officials-propose-overthrowing-putin-charging-him-with-treason/ar-AA11BLX2?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=24256a67c8f44d2c9712955050b91f7d ...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12377

Re: Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

Sky news presenters have changed to wearing black also. I wonder if she has passed and just waiting for family who just landed at ABZ before an official announcement . I didn't mention it earlier, but since you've raised the possibility... One of my daughters works as a video editor and has high-up...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmNpjWynD8


I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you. :liar:
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GDB wrote:
The energy strategy explained;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmNpjWynD8


I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you. :liar:

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12377

Re: Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

Did not see the significance when watching just uploaded footage from the Commons debate, when as reported below, Angela Rayner looked to her side and suddenly shot past her colleagues on the benches; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/08/queen-house-of-commons-rumour-concern Huw Edwards ...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

Not one way, but yes I divide my time between the UK/AU Still have my business interests in the UK to attend to. So one way, I don’t live where my business is. LOL, you have no idea of my personal circumstances in both business and pleasure. but it is amusing to see that people get so worked up abo...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair's MAX 8 cabin/galleys
Replies: 27
Views: 8592

Re: Ryanair's MAX 8 cabin/galleys

From a purely pax perspective I find the MAX is wayyyyy more comfortable than the -800. Seat pitch is actually a bit better Fixed that for you. Personally, I find the MAX less comfortable. On the -800 my knees are just clear of the seat in front (by as much as 0.5cm!), but in the MAX my knees are j...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384155

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I've been watching YouTube videos from a guy in Moscow. Mostly at a Russian Air Force (VVS) transport base. They still have a whole lot of TU-154's and IL-62's in prime shape... Define “prime shape”. I’ve visited some of those bases in the past and many of those planes are basically rust heaps that...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

By the time these Tories have finished with us there’ll be nothing left of the country. Scotland will be gone, our precious health service will be gone, our economy will be gone. Europe as a place to live work or even trade with is already gone. And Truss will obviously be a catastrophe. Any two se...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

By the time these Tories have finished with us there’ll be nothing left of the country. Scotland will be gone, our precious health service will be gone, our economy will be gone. Europe as a place to live work or even trade with is already gone. And Truss will obviously be a catastrophe. Any two se...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

Never said they did, the average home loan is now over 30 years in my day it’s was 20 Mortgage stress is a relivent factor with increasing interest rates None of which reduces the absurdity of claiming that earning £150k is just “doing alright”. What percentage of the UK workforce is earning £150k?...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

Yes stand by what I said £150000 is not wealthy, when you take into account the cost of living the average home price in the UK £277000 (that’s across all parts of UK) it’s not that much in greater scheme of things A house may cost £277K but most people don't buy a house in cash every year. Never s...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 17334

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

A101 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
A further indication of just how much trouble is that there's a very good chance we'll end up with Liz Truss as PM.

Cart before the horse mate……


Or not. :wave:

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... -fbi-raid/


It's simply beyond comprehension.
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Vintage wrote:
They've been sending him money at the rate of a million bucks a day.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... -fbi-raid/


It's simply beyond comprehension.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/05/donald-trump-special-master-fbi-mar-a-lago\ It has to be appealed and prolonged reminders in daily reporting won't help the GOP in November Senate and House elections. 45 continues to be center of attention at everyone else's expense. Who is paying 45...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

Aesma wrote:
A101 wrote:
Aesma wrote:
For reference : The median average salary for all workers in the UK is £25,971


And they would be struggling with cost of living and mortgage payments


And lowering the tax of the wealthy will help them ?


Of course, it always does. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

For reference : The median average salary for all workers in the UK is £25,971 I believe that figure includes part-time workers who may only work a handful of hours per week. The median average salary for full-time work is £31,447. Source: https://www.avtrinity.com/uk-average-salary Not brilliant, ...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

bennett123 wrote:
A101 wrote:
ReverseFlow wrote:
You mean like Dyson and Radcliffe did?



Those two hardly meet the definition of ordinary

Remember the highest tax rate starts at £150000 in this day and age I hardly would call that wealthy just doing alright


£150K 'just doing alright'?.

Really?.


He's as out of touch as any Tory PM.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

Good news for the rich, bad news for the ordinary men. Like she said herself: " It's fair to give wealthiest more money back " Sorry don’t agree with what you are saying in its entirety, I agree the wealthy should pay there fair share but the personal tax code also has to give incentives ...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7053

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

https://www.9news.com.au/world/uk-new-prime-minister-conservative-party-liz-truss-rushi-sunak/65ca1c63-d2b3-4958-b743-66a01233e649 Liz Truss to become next UK PM All we can do is give her a go and see how she goes A borrowed quote: Boris Johnson has set the Prime Ministerial bar very low. Liz Truss...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384155

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I've been watching YouTube videos from a guy in Moscow. Mostly at a Russian Air Force (VVS) transport base. They still have a whole lot of TU-154's and IL-62's in prime shape... Define “prime shape”. I’ve visited some of those bases in the past and many of those planes are basically rust heaps that...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4289

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

70% of Americans say women and their doctors should be free to decide about abortion, even though many of those 70% are personally opposed to abortion This is something that many pro-lifers cannot get their collective heads around. It's possible and entirely reasonable to be opposed to abortion, bu...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 03, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

If he didn't even bother to read documents that were given to him while he was in office, why would he have taken them with him? Good point! I've heard lots of excuses and plenty of " He declassified them all! ", but the one thing I haven't heard yet is any plausible explanation for why T...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2075

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

Aesma wrote:
The good old values of being dumb and dumber and proud of it.

And it's there that Artemis is taking off later today...


Or not.

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The basic tenet of the Trump position is that he retains some aspects of Presidential powers, including executive privilege, ability to have declassified anything taken in the move to Mar-a-Lago, and retention of Presidential records, all at his discretion. Although the DoJ sought to establish prob...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4289

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

And Palin lost her race the same week, so all in all it's a positive development for the country. And as expected, Palin has criticized the election and her defeat, claiming that ranked choice voting is crazy, and has disenfranchised 60% of the Alaskan voters. We can unfortunately expect more of th...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I flew on an interesting United A319
Replies: 29
Views: 10183

Re: I flew on an interesting A319 yesterday

United has picked up a number of "previously loved" Airbuses in the last couple of years.

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The BBC is reporting that a court has released a detailed inventory of what was seized by the FBI from Mar A Lago. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62771613 Among the items recovered after the unprecedented 8 August search of Mar-a-Lago were: 3 documents marked confidential 17 documents ma...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 02, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8758
Views: 620372

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Psychological warfare in the age of social media is definitely something else... It feels like we're desensitizing war more and more. Which shouldn't be surprising. Yup, though out the ages, how many stories passed down glorifying war as opposes to peace? Not surprising because desensitizing war is...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8758
Views: 620372

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So another oligarch/businessman falls out of a window... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/01/russian-oil-executive-dies-in-fall-from-moscow-hospital-window I quote: "Baza, a Russian news site with close ties to the police, suggested he may have slipped from a balcony while smoking.&q...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

This man had a point. Me thinks I’ll pull up a hammock and wait for that explanation too, though I won’t be holding my breath. https://youtu.be/eDyqvJlOOYM Super articulate, 100% on-point. And very good job with the devil’s advocate part too. The only issue I have with analyses like these is that t...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The Trump legal team’s response to DOJ has been posted. It is being roundly laughed at by lawyers up and down the blogosphere and rightly so. Someone who passed the bar wrote sentences like this? “ This argument by the Government is premature and deeply flawed, as more described in more detail belo...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8758
Views: 620372

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Won't turn a battle but not being safe 4km behind the lines, you cannot hear (unlike an incoming shell) or see it coming, must be morale shredding; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6SOlF6S2-8 Morale must be shredded when drunken Russian soldiers get into a gunfight with FSB agents - in a a bar in K...

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Trump is going to keep looking for his get out of jail free card. His Narcissistic personality won't allow anything else. It will remain to be seen how loyal his supporters are to a man that is clearly abusing the National Trust. Most of his supporters are doubling-down on the " they'll be rio...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8758
Views: 620372

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The next smoking incident in Kherson just right now. Russian ammunition depot burning down.... It is a 3.41 min long video and it is worth to watch it to the end. This guy, cheering the nice warming fire is with around 1 km of course far enough away...is he? https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideo...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mikhail Gorbachev has passed away
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Mikhail Gorbachev has passed away

BBC has written a great tribute: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62062852.amp Maybe know he will join Raisa up there… On the evening BBC news, Steve Rosenberg reported on this and said Gorbachev was reviled and seen as the man who lost the great Russian empire that was the Soviet Union. He wa...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

bgm wrote:
It's a weird cult of self delusion.


Fixed that for you!

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Here is an interesting development, although I think this is nothing more than an attempt to find a scapegoat for this obvious political stunt. Here is a preview: "FBI agent Tim Thibault was escorted from FBI headquarters on Friday. He was the mastermind behind the affidavit to raid Mar-a-Lago...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44521

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/29/th ... lago-play/


I stopped reading as soon as I saw "deep state".
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Aaron747 wrote:
Wow, I remember when The Federalist at least professed to care about American institutions...

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/29/th ... lago-play/


I stopped reading as soon as I saw "deep state".

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 55036

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Well that's been the question I've been asking since the populist-driven Trump election of 2016. Trump's base is what we used to call the "blue collar worker." That is existentially at odds with the business crowd. It is a tenuous coalition and it won't last forever. It's unbelievable tha...

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 27, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential End to Iranian Sanctions and Irans Aircraft Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 6818

Re: Potential End to Iranian Sanctions and Irans Aircraft Orders

PM wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Boeing757100 wrote:
Airbus actually delivered some planes before Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran Agreement.

I think very few. Just an A321 and two A330-200s all Avianca ntu.


They also received 13 ATRs.

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 27, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways ATR update
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: Silver Airways ATR update

I recall a few months ago seeing that Silver has a number of ATRs on order. Does anyone know the timetable for their delivery and entry into service? It would be great if Silver could add some frequencies on some of their Florida routes. They're currently operating eight ATR-42s from an order for 1...

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential End to Iranian Sanctions and Irans Aircraft Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 6818

Re: Potential End to Iranian Sanctions and Irans Aircraft Orders

I think once they had A380s and 747-8Is on order but were cancelled. Their 777X, 77W, 787, A330, A350 orders I think went the same route. Boeing never listed any of those Iran Air orders as firm, whereas Airbus did (and still does). Additionally, Airbus actually delivered some planes before Trump u...

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384155

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

This photo is from 20-Aug but thought it was pretty powerful. Taken in Sochi. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Falb7QeWYAA27gY?format=jpg&name=medium Video as well https://twitter.com/i/status/1560880915194281984 Well, pretty visuals, but what’s going on? Could be an airport truck on fire. I believe...

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384155

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Talking about new builds only. Until a short time ago there was at least a low rate mothballed military Tu-154 line that might be restartable. Not sure about the Tu-214, is it ready for "mass" production? Their rates are super low anyway. Like a dozen per year. So they will need a huge ki...

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36488

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Now if Merc and the Prancing Horse can just arrange for Max to start at the back of the grid for the rest of the season, it might get interesting again. Even from last on the grid, I'd still expect him to challenge for the podium. All it takes is a couple of Safety Cars to bunch the field up at opp...

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