This isn't much different than the movement to ban the teaching of evolution in school. The free exchange of ideas should be encouraged. Considering the fact that college students are generally possess the sophistication to make up their own mind, there should be no attempt to stifle a professor's o...Jump to post
<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/02/10/cellucci-tsunami050210.html" target=_blank>http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/02/10/cellucci-tsunami050210.html</a> <i>Cellucci's term as ambassador ends in March.</i> Mr. Cellucci, don't let the screen door hit you in the ass on ...Jump to post
If he deserves to get fired or censured, then why not Rush Limbaugh, or Howard Stern, or George Bush, or Bill O'Reilly or any number of the nuts with crazy opinions?
I think this entire issue is being blown out of proportion. People shouldn't be discouraged from speaking their minds.
<i>Give it up with the tired, outdated, and false argument that DC has the best customer service.</i> Confusing? Is DC crap or the king? There are 2 kinds of people when it comes to buying anything. Those who recognize the market leader, and those who hold the market leader in contempt. There are go...Jump to post
<i>I just installed DC H10-13HXP (noise cancelling) ones in our Twin Otters and they are pretty nice.</i> I have several happy memories of digging DCs out from under the pilot's seats in Twin Otters. The company provided the crew with headsets but many had their own. So what do they do with the ones...Jump to post
Why are you moving to an airport? I would reccomend that you reside in one of the cities that <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> or <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> serve.... &...Jump to post
<i>The thing that makes me angry is that it seems like today that more and more professors are using their classes as a platform shed their opinions on the students, rather than doing their job and teaching what they are supposed to teach.</i> Learning is not a black and white process. Especially at...Jump to post
It's hard to beat the ruggedness of DC headsets. I've used/repaired a great deal of headsets and find that "lightweight" often relates to "fragile". I currently use a DC H10-13.4. Its inexpensive and effective without paying the <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA...Jump to post
<i>you have to admit that it was a really stupid comment. </i> What an insensitive thing to say. His comment was no more "stupid" than your question TockeyHockey. You could have just ignored it if you felt it added nothing to the discussion. <i>the lightning will essentially get "trapped" in the non...Jump to post
The first time I heard the howl on a BAE-146, the flight attendant warned us on the pre-landing briefing. I notice they don't do it anymore. It was kind of an odd sound. Recently, on a flight on an IAI Westwind I really noticed a great deal of noise when land flap was selected. There is a really lou...Jump to post
I spent a week in Sweden a couple of years ago. Overall a lovely country with great people. When I was in school we studied Scandinavia fairly extensively. I would guess that most Canadian adults could find Sweden on a map and even explain a few facts about it. The most startling thing I learned dur...Jump to post
<i>Nasty people, those Saudis can be.</i> <i>It is my opinion that this has more to say about the citizens than the rulers.</i> These statements are made with the assumption that state executions methods reflect upon a particular culture and that somehow one form of execution is more "humane" than t...Jump to post
<i>I was circumcised at 13 and have been satisftied by the operation ever since . I don't feel i lost any sensitivity so don't go around with the sensitivity story when gining your opinion pls. bye </i> Uh...and just what "sensitivity" were you able to experiment with between birth and 13 years old?...Jump to post
<i>Ahhhh terrific. Airplay comparing US social conservatives to the KKK. What a ridiculous thing to say. </i> If this statement was from any other source I would give it merit. Unfortunately it is just blind contempt...... The KKK are just another "social conservative" group. Whether you chose to ac...Jump to post
Talk about muddying the waters......
I think I've said as much as I need to say without bringing "imps" into it.
Yes we are measuring a frequency. Frequency is a function of time. We can relate frequency and just about everything in the universe to time at some level. We can relate time to a brick sitting on a desk because time is a tangible dimension. But with respect to the operation of a radio altimeter, no...Jump to post
Slamclick...I have decided to maintain the high road. Do whatever you want. I don't think petty insults belong here and I won't participate in your game.
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I compare these groups to the KKK. The "Klan" is a "christian" group that claims God never meant for cultures and races to mix. They therefore impose their intolerance on anyone they can reach using any means they can. The Knights of Columbus, Focus on the Family and their fuhrer Big Jimmy Dobson ar...Jump to post
Its purely a regional thing, and not tied to nationality. If you travel to some of the hot dry climates in the US, you tend to see lots of 20 year old cars. Around the colder areas of Canada where very little salt is used on the roads, again, car bodies tend to last longer. If you consider Toronto a...Jump to post
<i>You ask if the average city dweller in the US can be as rude as anyone, but we were talking about the French.</i> I think its a valid comparison DL021. What culture do you hold as the standard when making comparisons? I assume that since your username flys the American flag that your opinion of t...Jump to post
<i>Airplay....have you ever been to France? Do you know why the French do anything? Motivated self-interest. No one has to strive to portray the French as rude, they just have to try and get a cab at Roissy, or check into your hotel at anything less than the Bristol. And it certainly did not start r...Jump to post
Check your pesonal messages Slamclick. This mudslinging and flamebaiting doesn't belong here.
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Hating French people is just another little diversion that republicans created to divert attention from the really problem. Of course its based on long serving myths surrounding the "legendary" (and I mean that it is a legend) poor attitude of French people. The fact is that the US feels that the Fr...Jump to post
There was an incident years ago with a Crossair SAAB 340 that had the outflow valve freeze up. It's failure caused the cabin to dump. Unfortunatly, the airplane was over the Alps in an area where they couldn't descend immediatly. Since there is no pax oxygen in the SAAB 340 (not required for airplan...Jump to post
Don't blame the designer of these fasteners. Blame the last guy who installed worn out screws. Many are too lazy to get some new ones from stores. As mentioned before, as long as you use the right tool and technique, none of these fasteners are a problem. Painted over screws need to cleaned before r...Jump to post
<i>AirTran, Jet Blue and you're missing the point. </i> Beoing7E7, I don't think I am missing the point. You're trying to tell us that trains aren't profitable but airlines are. Although there are exceptions, generally speaking that is just not true. Especially not in these days of airline deregulat...Jump to post
Based on my research, my personal opinion is that there was no need to drop those bombs. Except of course for the fact that the US had gone to all the trouble of making them and having no where to drop them was irritating as heck. So they chose to ignore the information at hand and did their little ...Jump to post
<i>Well Airplay is single...There is the biggest suprise ever</i> Who said I was single? Is that what they're teaching you as a Psychology Major? To guess? I made no mention of my marital status nor do I intend to. Nor do I intend to mindlessly divuldge other personal information about myself. Ever ...Jump to post
<i>I think a woman would have a hard time being in a relationship with you, especially with the kind of veiws you have.</i> What does that have to do with the topic? By the way, how do you even know I'm not a woman? And why pick me out to scold? In my opinion there are many more potentially offensiv...Jump to post
<i>Everything else comes across as terrifically patronizing.</i> I can certainly see how women could construe my comments that way. But let's remember, I was offering my opinion in the context of the original post. Let me rephrase it: 1) Women respect the hierarchical structure of the workplace and ...Jump to post
<i>What I don't understand, Airplay, is your as yet unsubstantiated and unsourced claim that it's Bush's fault that Amtrak is failing,</i> I didn't say Bush was responsible. I said that Bush is prepared to put the nail in the coffin that the rail service has become. Bush (and it appears many fellow ...Jump to post
I couldn't find anything on CNN's site on this, but I found the story elsewhere:
Medical Expenses. Lou Dobbs is reporting that about half of bankruptcies in America these days are due to medical problems that aren't covered by insurance. They said the majority of these bankruptcies are for middle class people. This is on top of the approximately 5 million people who have been ad...Jump to post
Saxdiva....just for you! <i>Airplay, this is a really bad way to get the conversational ball rolling. Which gender group, then, is lower on the scale of "abilities, work ethic, drive, and morals?" Please give this a lot of thought before you answer, okay? </i> There is room for "equal but different"...Jump to post
OK ANCFlyer, I can't make it any clearer than that. If you don't understand the association here that's <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. I don't really care. But thanks anyway for opening up discussion on the Standard Oil/GM/mass transit scandal that is relevant to the Amtrak situat...Jump to post
<i>There was nothing humorous about the bombing of the Canadian Forces by US Forces. Your sorry, insensitive, characteristically callous remarks don't even pay homage to your own loss . . . . </i> That was entirely the point. This entire thread is a callous insensitive representation of a country wi...Jump to post
<i>Maybe you should just post the sources of your innocuous prattle? </i> Pardon me. I assumed I was addressing semi-intelligent people who posted to threads they had at least some knowledge of rather than going off half-cocked and insulting opinions they don't (or can't) understand. For your benefi...Jump to post
Its quite pathetic that the young Americans that post on these boards seem to know nothing about American History. Instead of researching my statements, they just accuse me of being a "looney" leftwinger. Check out the history of Standard Oil. Maybe you'll learn something. <i>And yes, it was aviatio...Jump to post
People will tell you that when it comes to work, men and women are "equal" in their abilities, work ethic, drive and morals. I'm here to tell you that those people don't know what they're talking about. By the way, call it what you will, but it's impossible to speak about differences between men and...Jump to post