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  1. Indeed, and the follow-up question to that is whether he was travelling on his own time or on a company deadhead? I hope for the company's sake it was option # 1.
  2. Those who complain about the legal system think it should be replaced by a "get even" system. They falsely think that getting even helps heal the victims' pain. It doesn't.
  3. Malcolm, if you're ever looking to get out of a jury duty assignment, then I recommend you reiterate your very narrow views during the jury voir dire process. You're guaranteed to be excluded by both the defense and the prosecutor, both of whom understand the concept of a proper defense for all who are accused of a crime.
  4. This is stupid for so many reasons, I hardly know where to begin. If the concern is a PED that contains some type of terrorist device, then hiding it in the cargo hold is no guarantee that the prospective terrorist couldn't activate it remotely using their cell phone from inside the cabin. Also, unless you can guarantee that none of the devices in checked baggage are turned on and that none of the bags will be damaged during handling, I want no part of flying (or riding in) an aircraft with that many personal devices sitting in checked baggage. The chance of a problem may be small, but it's much easier to deal with such problems in the cabin than it is in a hold you can't access when you're half way out over the ocean.
  5. Speaking of Keef, for those who have Netflix, there's a documentary called "Keith Richards: Under the Influence" that's well worth your time. The title is deceiving and has nothing to do with his frequent use of recreational substances.
  6. CTV news reports tonight that both were student pilots from China. Hopefully TCAS technology will soon be available for a lower cost. It's rare but devastating when a midair collision happens.
  7. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history ...
  8. Then there's this. Jack boots and internment camps can't be far behind. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/border-patrol-agents-stop-domestic-travelers-at-new-york-airport-w468643
  9. I know this forum really isn't about aviation any more but I thought I'd give this a shot anyways. This technology shows some promise as a defense against laser strikes - and it's Canadian.
  10. Get help. Please. Your obsession is going to be the death of you.
  11. Anyone who's been to a pilots union meeting would understand why that last statement is ... well ... misinformed.
  12. Wolfhunter, it's refreshing to see a non-emotional expression of your opinion on the matter. No invective or name calling. My problem isn't necessarily with the ideals you express, it's Trump's devil-may-care implementation of them. He's run roughshod over his own Constitution and ignored other states where anti-American sentiments (and many terrorists) have been born and bred for decades. Had he used proper due process, the complaints probably wouldn't have been silenced, but they would certainly have been dampened considerably, especially when there's plenty of evidence that people from said states were already being vetted quite diligently. To suggest otherwise is a slap in the face to the thousands of his own employees.
  13. Wow. Sure seems that someone was in a hurry.
  14. I like the new livery. Classy and understated - just like Canada.
  15. Yet more folly and poppycock. If the "government" knew of a specific threat, it would be DHS, the CIA and/or the FBI that would be telling the President about it and recommending actions to deal with it, not the other way around.