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by Redd
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment
Replies: 63
Views: 2941

Re: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment

detailing how covid is worse for minorities. . You need quite the imagination to stretch that to 'Trump wants to kill minorities with COVID-19'.... That's way past tin-foil hat territory..... :rotfl: oh, you mean he hates Americans enough wholesale to let them needlessly die? best regards Thomas I ...

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by Redd
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment
Replies: 63
Views: 2941

Re: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment

seb146 wrote:
detailing how covid is worse for minorities. .


You need quite the imagination to stretch that to 'Trump wants to kill minorities with COVID-19'.... That's way past tin-foil hat territory..... :rotfl:

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by Redd
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment
Replies: 63
Views: 2941

Re: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment

Indoctrination has been something growing in academia for a long time. I guess it's up to the parents to discuss these things with their children. "Indoctrination?" Via one question about Trump on a quiz? I had a high school English teacher give me a quiz where one question was to name th...

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by Redd
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 2025

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

olle wrote:
This was the first time people dared to stand up agsinst regime.


Uhhhm. no

Poznan uprising
Hungarian uprising
Prague spring
Marshal law in Poland to quash Solidarity 1981
Solidarity forcing democratic elections in 1989. Poland is the first country to break away from the USSR. 24/07/89

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by Redd
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7859

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

I can't fathom how some people haven't yet realized that complete freedom and democracy don't work in every culture and country. Russia and China for example, need to rule with a heavy hand to have the progress and stability they have. It is what it is. This view is a view I hear from others. I do ...

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by Redd
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7859

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

I hope it's within the rules to say that this post is goddamn horrific. Did I mention that I support it? Or did I just underline the reality of the situation based on the history of those nations? Since when did laying out a situation for what it is become god-damn horrific, should we just pretend ...

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by Redd
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7859

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

The use of a nerve agent to attack someone is an intentional act of sick and inhumane torture. Sure they could just shoot him, arrange for 'an accident', but Russia's leaders wants their citizens to fear that if they challenge the leaders, I can't fathom how some people haven't yet realized that co...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13354

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Susan Rosenberg is responsible for BLM group funding. She's a convicted terrorist who should have been behind bars for life for her role in several building bombings while part of the extremist group, The Weather Underground. Who controls the money, controls everything. So a white, female, communist...

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by Redd
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

PROVE IT. . Are you daft!? I linked a scientific study above OK. Then what about the numerous studies that show they do help? https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449#:~:text=A%20cloth%20mask%20is%20intended,%27t%20realize%20it. https://sites...

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by Redd
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

PROVE IT. . Are you daft!? I linked a scientific study above 1). Your "scientific study" 2). No, I am not daft. But I looked-up "daft" in the dictionary, and I did see your photo there... ;) 1. Wtf is going on between your ears? Putting quotation marks around a scientific study ...

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by Redd
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

alfa164 wrote:




PROVE IT. .


Are you daft!? I linked a scientific study above

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by Redd
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

I wasnt under the impression that we were discussing the man's character, but the rationale behind the airline's decision. Then we don't need a discussion. The airline created a policy based on medical advice, advice you personally disagree with, but despite the fact you read articles you find on g...

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by Redd
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Funny enough, searching for that 2015 study led to me to this, though I'm afraid it doesn't meet the rigorous standards set forth, as it isn't due to be published until October. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/10/20-0948_article#r4 I wouldn't expect anyone to read through the full thing, so I'...

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by Redd
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

The only thing idiotic is ignoring the reality of certain situations. Which you are doing in this case. Taking mask off for a few seconds for a selfie, kick him off the plane..... ? Take mask off for 15 minutes to eat and drink, or worse yet, drink I alcohol is completely fine. That line of thinkin...

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by Redd
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Cloth makes dont work, N95 masks dont filter exhaled air, children aren't required to wear masks, the majority dont wear masks in a way that makes them effective, and in airplanes everyone takes them off.... That's why I say the whole thing is a charade. It's not being done in a way that is making ...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

No one deciding to travel by air should have any reasonable expectation of being properly protected against any virus, it's practically impossible to do. What's happening is a charade, nothing more. Good points all around. I mean, why wear a kevlar vest if you can still get shot? Why wear a helmet ...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

In this case, wear a mask. It's not hard or dangerous. Don't do it, especially when there are rules (not "societal" but company "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" rules) that are able to be enforced and in fact are. Tugg And here is exactly where we have to use o...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

In this case, wear a mask. It's not hard or dangerous. Don't do it, especially when there are rules (not "societal" but company "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" rules) that are able to be enforced and in fact are. Tugg And here is exactly where we have to use o...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

?? I'm sorry but I completely miss what you are trying to say. Because to my knowledge, what makes a "civilized society" is precisely that the population does overall follow and self-enforce "the rules" the laws of the society. At least for the most part. That is a prerequisite ...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Also, in a civilized society you have no reasonable expectation that anyone follow any rules. Laws are a different thing altogether. ?? I'm sorry but I completely miss what you are trying to say. Because to my knowledge, what makes a "civilized society" is precisely that the population do...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

Everybody takes off their mask to eat or drink (then if there is COVID it'll spread). Covid does not spread immediately every time somebody encounters somebody with the virus. Instead it depends on the time spent in contact. So if there is a 4 hour flght and people take masks off for 30 minutes the...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 10360

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

I may be wrong, but doesn't that look like a CATIII landing?

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by Redd
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

It's fun how you didn't write "And then a person/guy/man (choose the one you like) gets booted for taking a selfie." It sounds like its (former) job is of any importance in this situation, like it would qualify him for a different treatment. Are you going to ignore the actual point? No, I...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

And then a Navy SEAL gets booted for taking a selfie. Idiocy literally could not worse. It's fun how you didn't write "And then a person/guy/man (choose the one you like) gets booted for taking a selfie." It sounds like its (former) job is of any importance in this situation, like it woul...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

The fix to much of the above is for the airline to sell or hand out good quality KN95 masks. Two issues with that are, that people are still going to take off their masks to eat and drink, wear masks incorrectly and children (effective carriers) will still not wear masks. So in other words masks wi...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11026

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

The whole mask thing on aeroplanes is quite stupid. Everybody takes off their mask to eat or drink (then if there is COVID it'll spread). I've flown 3 times during the pandemic and children don't wear masks at all, most people have their noses sticking out, cloth masks don't work at all and N95 mask...

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by Redd
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering pardon for Snowden
Replies: 47
Views: 2171

Re: Trump considering pardon for Snowden

I'd consider pardoning him too if he wasn't the worst kind of hypocrite there possibly is, one who betrays his country arguing against state espionage against its own citizens but then runs to China and eventually Russia to hide from what he did. Think about that, he ran to the two countries that h...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi and the Bomb
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Saudi and the Bomb

Israel shouldn't have the bomb either. Heck nobody should have the bomb. But unless someone invent a time machine to go back in time & kill the people involved in the Manhattan Project, that's not going to happen. But what exactly are you trying to say? I'm saying don't be hypocritical. If you ...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi and the Bomb
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Saudi and the Bomb

Who do you think helped fund Pakistan's nuclear programme? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24823846#:~:text=Saudi%20Arabia%20has%20invested%20in,sources%20have%20told%20BBC%20Newsnight.&text=They%20already%20paid%20for%20the,what%20they%20need%20to%20bring.%22 If they wanted a nuke t...

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by Redd
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi and the Bomb
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Saudi and the Bomb

Who do you think helped fund Pakistan's nuclear programme? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24823846#:~:text=Saudi%20Arabia%20has%20invested%20in,sources%20have%20told%20BBC%20Newsnight.&text=They%20already%20paid%20for%20the,what%20they%20need%20to%20bring.%22 If they wanted a nuke t...

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by Redd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

santi319 wrote:
Francoflier wrote:

are the new far right extremist grounds in Germany that are more in line with Poland or Hungary than that of West Europe.


Can you not equate far right extremism to Poland please? Well over half of the country doesn't support the current regime and statements like yours spread ignorance.

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by Redd
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3275

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

WarRI1 wrote:
Braybuddy and Redd

It is certainly refreshing to see such great photos come on again. It has been a long time coming. I thank you, my tired battered brain thanks you. A far cry from sickness and death and politics. :cheerful: :cheerful:



Thanks War!! :)

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by Redd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3275

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thanks for restarting the thread, a fresh change from politics :D Great photos like usual Braybuddy!! Some (unedited yet) snaps from a recent session for a friends' jewellery atelier. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dOpKcbm6O75w1oonEjYzELLr_miHhkiqFYUsoeyvFnXgSowUGTgI-y4FGYgwLTBFsCpqblrZr...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Belarus
Replies: 44
Views: 3415

Re: Unrest in Belarus

Could become Ukraine again with part of the country being occupied by Russia and Russian separatist movements in the eastern part of the country. I'd say we WILL have a repeat of Ukraine again, if they choose to distance themselves, Poland is already limiting immigration from Ukraine, not good for ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3725

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

BN747 wrote:
I don't doubt that claim for one second.



BN747


What interests me here is this, if Clinton was compromised and had been for such a long time, how many of those conspiracy theories about the Clintons are actually true?

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by Redd
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3777

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

VSMUT wrote:
Trees and grass "breathe" CO2. If anything, they should be thriving less.



That would be the case if it was pure clean CO2 being produced by transport, power generation and industry. But it's not.

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by Redd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3212

Re: Tips: for or against?

VTKillarney wrote:
You have mischaracterized my argument. I did not say that I am unable to afford a tip on a $150 bottle of wine. I said that the obligatory tip that one must pay on a $150 bottle of wine is not worth it.
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I was just poking fun a bit, :)

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3212

Re: Tips: for or against?

If you need a waiter to help you bring a date home after dinner you're doing something naughty or she drank too much, either way it sounds dodgy! . Don't measure other's situations by your own yardstick. Try to use some creative thinking skills to imagine how a non-creepy alternative to your narrat...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3212

Re: Tips: for or against?

That's another reason I question the tipping system: the tip is not based on what the person did, but rather the value of the item they brought. How is this even accepted? This is especially true with wine. I rarely drink, which means that I rarely order wine. In a not-so-fancy restaurant it is ver...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3212

Re: Tips: for or against?

Pay them properly, nobody should work a job where they require tips to bolster their income, this should not be acceptable to anyone living in a civilised society. How much they get paid isn't any of your, or my concern. Tipping service related workers has been a standard in most of the western wor...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3212

Re: Tips: for or against?

People always have a choice whether to go to McDonalds, or to dine out. I find that anyone who has never been to a proper restaurant and had a proper waiter/waitress often argue against tipping. I also believe that waiting on someone well is an art, and it requires emotional labour, requiring more (...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25976

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1910

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

The nation has moved to a place where idiocy then and such today, has no audience. BN747 On one side, the media and people who were screaming that people stay home and wear masks all supported mass gatherings to protest the George Floyd murder. Literally the most idiotic thing I've ever seen in my ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25976

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4564

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

AirWorthy99 wrote:
this is the greatest country in the history of earth.


Have you ever travelled outside the USA?

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25976

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by Redd
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5907

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

bennett123 wrote:
Perhaps people should wait for the trial to determine guilt.


Oh, don't be old fashioned... :old:

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by Redd
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The fastest sportscar on earth+ Petrol VS electric cars in terms of speed
Replies: 24
Views: 1329

Re: The fastest sportscar on earth+ Petrol VS electric cars in terms of speed

I think the Evija will end up being the quickest car once it's specs are known, not including the top speed. It will probably take every track record for a production car as well... It's a Lotus with 2000hp at 1600kg. Can't ask for better. :D https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/cTXb41Oku8nI-VJry...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?
Replies: 18
Views: 1191

Re: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?

Why there seems to be quite a few opinion that think otherwise? I won't pretend to understand this issue thoroughly, but with prices for leisure travel being lower than at any point in recent history, there might be something to this. I just bought Tickets to Kos from WAW, booked a beautiful upscal...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26957

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

ikolkyo wrote:
Wow, this is insane. What happens it comes time to get real FAs?



They'll probably just hire some....

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