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by Pyrex
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65798

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

The rumors are, New routes from Lisbon: Cancun (CUN) Orlando (MCO) Lima (LIM) Cape Town (CPT) Beirut (BEY) Agadir (AGA) Cancelled during winter time: Helsinki (HEL) Naples (NAP) Nantes (NTE) New route from Porto Sal (SID) Cancelled year round from Porto: Brussels Munich TP can't even make Brussels ...

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by Pyrex
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5537

Re: Updated: US to Impose Tariffs on EU Goods After WTO’s Airbus Ruling

And by playing games do you mean the EU straight up sabotaging the Boeing-Embraer deal while allowing Airbus to take over the C-Series? Brazil as a country isn't too happy about the deal either. Only the US leaning new right wing government is "pro". Brazil "as a country" is not...

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by Pyrex
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5537

Re: Updated: US to Impose Tariffs on EU Goods After WTO’s Airbus Ruling

It was a good run from 1945 to the early 2000's, probably the best the world has ever experienced. But with China just laughing its way to global domination while everyone turns a blind eye to their wholesale theft of technology and Russia giving up on any pretense of being a productive member of t...

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by Pyrex
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daniel the Golden Retriever robbed!
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Daniel the Golden Retriever robbed!

Daniel was great, but the Habanese was pretty cool too. One of those two should have been named Top Dog, not the Poodle.

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by Pyrex
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Proposed For Macy's Herald Square
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Skyscraper Proposed For Macy's Herald Square

I imagine that whole block must be protected, no? How on Earth are they planning to get planning approval for that? I have always thought that building to be very interesting, from a real estate perspective, particularly when Macy's was planning on spinning it off into a REIT - how do you value that...

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by Pyrex
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 13209

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Of course it's discriminatory to reserve a lavatory for crew members only. Absolutely not! Working as flight attendant for many years with different airlines, it is standard practise to block toilets for the crew *on high risk* flights. Gastroenteritis is very common in many places around the world...

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by Pyrex
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case
Replies: 214
Views: 7015

Re: Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case

Normal federal sentencing guidelines would have indicated a sentence of 15-21 months, but Stone gets 7-9 years because.... politics and fairness? Ok. The Jury foreman against roger stone ran for Congress as a democrat, tweeted multiple times that all trump supporters are racists, tweeted anger abou...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

Yeah, I'm so glad someone is out there defending those poor, poor billion dollar corporations who seem to always be the victims... :sarcastic: Not only do they gather personal information on every individual in the country through coercion, use that information for profit and then refuse to even gi...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Schools Dems With New Campaign Ad
Replies: 28
Views: 1263

Re: Bloomberg Schools Dems With New Campaign Ad

Man, I just love when people throw bullshit around about "the dignity of the office of the presidency" and crap like that. There is no dignity in the office of the presidency, none, or any other political office, for that matter. "The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" had it righ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

The weird thing about these attacks is that T the end of the day the victim lose twice, once it gets hit with an attack by a highly sophisticated state actor and the second time when some media-hungry prosecutor comes around for the habitual shakedown. It's like if the Spetnaz equivalent of Seal Te...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

Yeah, okay, tell me how to do that. I'm required to take my paycheck as direct deposit. Let's start there. I'm frequently paying bills where cash isn't an option. So, no, I can't opt out of that. I'm also required to carry a government credit card, which I'm vehemently opposed to but that's lobbyis...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

When tech companies abuse data, I can elect to not use their services. I'm locked out of Twitter because asking for my phone number when they've abused that information before goes too far for me, I won't give that to them. When Facebook stopped allowing people to opt out of their creepy invasive B...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

But if someone wants to have private corporations get out of there identity verification business by all means do it, heard there government has a good database called e-Verify, perhaps we can just make everyone use it. Oh, wait... ;)

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

But if anyone feels so strongly about an entity not called Apple or Google holding and analyzing information you voluntarily agreed to provide them sure Never said what they are doing with private data is okay either. As for the sky falling if credit agencies go the way of the dodo, that’s a gloomy...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

Most of us employ an entirely different axiom: a thief is a thief, whether sanctioned on paper or not. ?? You could either be saying the Chinese are thiefs (which is true) or that Equifax are thiefs (which is just idiotic and shows a complete lack of understanding of what their business model is). ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

Nobody asked you for your weird rant supporting one of the most embarrassing entities in America and calling them a "victim" either. It's one of those things that people can point to in order to show how capitalism is a failure and results in the same awful things as communist societies. ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

The American public is the victim. What's more dystopian than a totalitarian government monitoring your every move and leveraging it against you? A corporation doing that exact thing. They shouldn't have that information to be hacked in the first place, if you ask me. I didn't. Nobody asked you for...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

The weird thing about these attacks is that T the end of the day the victim lose twice, once it gets hit with an attack by a highly sophisticated state actor and the second time when some media-hungry prosecutor comes around for the habitual shakedown. It's like if the Spetnaz equivalent of Seal Te...

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by Pyrex
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare
Replies: 33
Views: 1515

Re: China's ransacking of Equifax exposes how unprepared US companies are for cyberwarfare

The weird thing about these attacks is that T the end of the day the victim lose twice, once it gets hit with an attack by a highly sophisticated state actor and the second time when some media-hungry prosecutor comes around for the habitual shakedown. It's like if the Spetnaz equivalent of Seal Tea...

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by Pyrex
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 17113

Re: Trump acquitted

Impeachment started election night 2016 (some lunatics even started discussing it openly before then...) and will only stop in January 2025, when Trump hands over power to the newly-elected President, Nikki Haley. There is just too much at stake for the people involved - if a full accounting of what...

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by Pyrex
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reality show Dr rape charges dropped
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Reality show Dr rape charges dropped

Prosecutors in the U.S. are basically untouchable, never face any consequences for their lies and dirty tactics - just look at the whole Michael Flynn debacle.

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by Pyrex
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 1584

Re: Super Bowl!!!

I am sure everyone here complaining about the Kansas/Missouri thing were equally outraged when prior presidents congratulated New York and not New Jersey for victories by the Giants, right? That's completely different. The arrowhead stadium is in MO. There is nothing about KC that is in Kansas apar...

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by Pyrex
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 1584

Re: Super Bowl!!!

I am sure everyone here complaining about the Kansas/Missouri thing were equally outraged when prior presidents congratulated New York and not New Jersey for victories by the Giants, right?

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by Pyrex
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2799

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

Compared to some of the other tech giants (*cough*Facebook, *cough*Google*cough*), Microsoft seem to be pretty honest about what they are (a developer / manufacturer of IT products) and don't have any delusions of grandeur about how they are doing God's work by delivering a more effective way to tar...

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by Pyrex
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 4080

Re: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900

Currently flown daily with the 221-seat 767-300ER, effective May 9 to May 28, both the 767 and the A359 will fly the route and from May 29 onward, the 339/348-seat A350-900 takes over. This is a significant increase in capacity, from 1,547 to 2,408 weekly seats. JJ 8112 San Pablo (GRU) - Ciudad de ...

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by Pyrex
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 10015

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

Man, this thread is classic A.net. Armchair CEOs wondering (for the umpteenth time in one year) why a route who stands no chance of commercial success does not exist, rampant anti-U.S. xenophobia, someone claiming island X is ideally suited to be a mega-hub between Y and Z. All this is missing is a ...

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by Pyrex
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US declares Israeli settlements legal
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: US declares Israeli settlements legal

What next, are they going to claim the Poles living in Lower Silesia are doing so legally? Oh, wait...

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by Pyrex
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Bolivia
Replies: 54
Views: 2704

Re: Unrest in Bolivia

I guess Morales was not able to gather quite enough of a cocaine war-chest to keep the military happy, as Maduro has

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by Pyrex
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 770143

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

A plane will last 30+ years in service, a new iPhone will last maybe 3. If you go with the latest and greatest every time, you run a serious risk of not being able to support it down the road, as the consumer electronics guys have moved on.

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by Pyrex
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "NATO is experiencing brain death"
Replies: 142
Views: 4402

Re: "NATO is experiencing brain death"

If Russia is such a non-threat, then why are all the Europeans on this thread complaining that the U.S. may no longer be willing to support NATO as it used to. Shouldn't they be able to handle them all by themselves?

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by Pyrex
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Famed Pathologist Michael Baden: Jeffrey Epstein was Murdered ..not Suicide
Replies: 31
Views: 3281

Re: Famed Pathologist Michael Baden: Jeffrey Epstein was Murdered ..not Suicide

And now ABC ratted out the identity of the staffer who leaked the tape (which had subsequently left) to CBS and had CBS fire them. This from the same people who claim releasing the identity of the Intelligence Community coup participant (sorry, "whistleblower") is illegal. You can't make t...

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by Pyrex
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12893

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

So, some idiots decided to follow her lead and still from Europe to Chile, for a climate conference, only to find out 4 (four!) weeks into their trip that the conference was cancelled! In that sense, Greta is not annoying, in that she provides, indirectly, some entertainment to those of us who enjoy...

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by Pyrex
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Famed Pathologist Michael Baden: Jeffrey Epstein was Murdered ..not Suicide
Replies: 31
Views: 3281

Re: Famed Pathologist Michael Baden: Jeffrey Epstein was Murdered ..not Suicide

Not only that, but ABC (owned by Disney) squashed the story three years ago, when Jeffrey Epstein was still a free man, likely allowing him to rape several more teenagers.

By the way, even an ABC anchor does not swallow the bullshit story that Epstein committed suicide.

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by Pyrex
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:58 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: 2651

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

There was once, a program called E Verify, the Wealthy and Corporations loved it NOT!! Why use a computer when you can spend billions building a wall for publicity sake that can be defeated by a cut saw and ladders and shovels. Actually, it is the Democrats who oppose widespread implementation of E...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 40161

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

And so, as expected, the "whistleblower" is a Biden and Brennan associate, called Eric Ciaramella. Which is completely irrelevant considering that every single bit from his complaint has been confirmed from other sources including the White House. Even if he made it completely up for a bi...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 40161

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

And so, as expected, the "whistleblower" is a Biden and Brennan associate, called Eric Ciaramella. A guy who was fired from the NSC for leaking to the press but somehow, amazingly, still managed to retain a security clearance and be hired by the CIA. Washington D.C. really is like a toile...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 40161

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

And so, as expected, the "whistleblower" is a Biden and Brennan associate, called Eric Ciaramella. A guy who was fired from the NSC for leaking to the press but somehow, amazingly, still managed to retain a security clearance and be hired by the CIA. Washington D.C. really is like a toilet...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NCAA athletes can earn money
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Re: NCAA athletes can earn money

For starters, the NCAA has only announced that they will look into official policy allowing compensation, not actually implementing such policy yet. I'll wait to see what the NCAA actually does before expressing judgement on the merits of the situation. But it has been coming for awhile now. The sp...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 25779

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

My guess is FNC - CCS FNC CCS 256° (W) 261° (W) 3,529 mi (fr. http://www.gcmap.com) That’s where most of the Portugal - Venezuela O/D demand is. That does sound like a potential route for TP's A321LR. Maybe the direct LIS-CCS flight might even be discontinued if most of the traffic comes from FNC(?...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 25779

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

My guess is FNC - CCS FNC CCS 256° (W) 261° (W) 3,529 mi (fr. http://www.gcmap.com) That’s where most of the Portugal - Venezuela O/D demand is. That does sound like a potential route for TP's A321LR. Maybe the direct LIS-CCS flight might even be discontinued if most of the traffic comes from FNC(?...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be
Replies: 20
Views: 4706

Re: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be

I was discussing with a Brazilian friend today and to me Chile and Argentina are kind of like Singapore and Malaysia - culturally similar countries (at least at the beginning of Singapore's inception) situated near each other, but with enough of a physical barrier in between. One is much larger than...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be
Replies: 20
Views: 4706

Re: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be

Austerity has to be up there with "neo-liberal" as one of the most over-used bullshit words. I cannot call myself austere for living on 105% of my salary just because I wanted to live on 110% instead. Argentina is a recurrent basket-case. Just because they had a brief moment of sanity 4 ye...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 31834

Re: The Edge at Hudson Yards Observation Deck Opening Date

Looks scary as hell, hanging over the side of the building like that. Then again, I hate heights.

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by Pyrex
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11596

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Probably someone trying to get their money out of Chile before it turns into the next Venezuela. The entire city of Miami is basically one former insurance policy for well-off Latin Americans. What about Chile resembles Venezuela? Nothing. Yet. But certain people sure seem hell-bent to change that.

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by Pyrex
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11596

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Probably someone trying to get their money out of Chile before it turns into the next Venezuela. The entire city of Miami is basically one former insurance policy for well-off Latin Americans.

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by Pyrex
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests everywhere!
Replies: 14
Views: 4876

Re: Protests everywhere!

The protests in Chile are all about leftists not knowing how to lose elections, as usual - clearly missing a few helicopter rides. Calling the chilean left undemocratic while making fun of thousands of murdered victims of a right wing dictatorship established after the right lost elections. This ha...

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by Pyrex
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Chile
Replies: 13
Views: 6293

Re: Protests in Chile

Chile is by far the most advanced country in Latin America, so naturally the left is hell-bent on destroying it and making it the next Venezuela.

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5537

Re: How could airbus get around the 10% WTO Tariffs?

Stop relying on government subsidies? Or is that not on the table for Airbus?

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information
Replies: 53
Views: 12830

Re: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

That $160,000 the Russians spent has to be the best Return on Investment in history. They spent that money on fringe causes in both sides of the aisle in order to sow discord in the U.S. and question the legitimacy of whoever won the election. Little could they have imagined the Democrats would take...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information
Replies: 53
Views: 12830

Re: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

I work in a highly regulated industry in the private sector. If I fart while I am on the clock, my employer needs to keep a sample of my gaseous excretions on file in case somr overzealous prosecutor looking to make a career wants to challenge me on what I had for breakfast 10 years from now. If I s...

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