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  1. I haven't yet had time to do a careful study of the new law and it's implications but I intend to. My understanding of it so far is that it's meant to be an extension of the current law with the main idea being that a woman's health must never be subordinate to the health of the embryo/fetus/child - even to the point of birth. I do not agree with this - just trying to get a handle on what it is, and why. The problem, of course, is that "they" are including the woman's mental health so it's completely open-ended with no actual concrete limits.
  2. I'll boldly predict that neither of them sells at all. I put them in the same category as personal jetpacks and heavy-lift airships - technically possible but not practical or economical.
  3. Haha! I do that! Not that it comes up too often but when it does I call the two sides; pro-life and pro-abortion. Then, if I get blow back I say, OK, I'll call the two sides anti-abortion and anti-life - drives 'em crazy.
  4. Some of these points that you describe as being the perfect arrangement were the exact points raised by Chorus back when back when AC decided to diversify its CPA structure in the first place. The impetus for that decision was the realization that job action by the Jazz pilots would cripple the network. I guess they feel that's no longer a threat, or at least, a smaller threat than continuing to use GGN.
  5. Leclair described her son as a "world traveller and adventurer" and said he visited a village near the border of Lebanon at the invitation of his girlfriend's brother-in-law, who now lives in Pennsylvania but regularly visits the village. "I just want him home," Leclair said. One of Baxter's flights was delayed on his way to Beirut so his luggage arrived after him, she said. The brother-in-law arranged for a driver to pick him up from the airport in Beirut and drive him to the village, and Baxter said the driver assured him that he would collect his luggage for him, Leclair said. "The driver said, 'Don't worry, I'm going to pick up your suitcase, don't worry, you just stay and visit.' So he did. And the driver never came back," Leclair said. Baxter went back to the border and was told the driver had been detained because a metal detector, which is a prohibited item, was in his suitcase, she said. Baxter is a "history buff" and uses his metal detector as a hobby, but didn't realize it was not permitted across the border, Leclair said. Not quite the experienced world traveller he thought he was I guess. Meanwhile Global Affairs says: The Global Affairs travel advisory warns all Canadians to avoid travelling to the country because of the ongoing war. "Syria is not safe for personal travel," says the department's online advisory. "Attempting any form of travel in this very hazardous security environment would place you at grave risk. Criminals, terrorists and armed groups target foreigners for terrorist attacks, assassination and kidnapping for ransom or political gain." He decides to go because his girlfriend's brother-in-law thinks it's safe! Surprise! Kidnapped, detained.
  6. Not an isolated case by any means, could dozens or hundreds of people who feel/act the same;
  7. Wolfhunter, I wish I could award more than one "like" to that post.
  8. Certainly not saying that people who are supposed to be qualified can't make mistakes and/or shouldn't be questioned. My point is that I don't automatically assume they are incompetent and rush off to accuse them of being so without some reason and without some investigation. This passenger knows nothing about aviation and, worse, knows that he knows nothing but still calls the pilot incompetent - that's inexcusable. Personally, if someone I knew did this I would refuse to conduct any business with them or have social contact with them. If it was a family member and I couldn't do this I would still carry some doubt as to their impressions of things and their opinions. Basically, if you demonstrate that you're a fool I'll treat you as one and avoid you or doubt anything you say or do.
  9. Funny thing but I don't go through my life thinking I'm smarter than the person doing their job is; I hear about a problem in an operating room I don't say, "D'uh, why didn't the surgeon use a bigger forceps?" I hear about a problem in a garage I don't say, "D'uh, why didn't the mechanic use a bigger hammer and a Philips screwdriver?" Why is it when there's a problem at an airport everyone thinks they're smarter than the people doing the job?
  10. Twitter quote by some fool on the flight: "flight got canceled because our pilot wrecked the plane by driving into a truck on the tarmac. On the upside, I’m not in the air on a plane piloted by a pilot so incompetent he totaled a plane by taxiing into a truck."
  11. It "works well" in the same way that kidnapping works well - if you're the one holding the gun instead of the one gagged and taped to a chair.
  12. Well, there's a long history of political parties in Canada that identified as Christian - nobody had a problem with that - they were, naturally, marginalized and ignored by most people.
  13. Lots of misconceptions out in the pilot community about this accident. I carry a copy of the accident report with me and will frequently discuss it with new pilots. From the report: The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the in-flight separation of the vertical stabilizer as a result of the loads beyond ultimate design that were created by the first officer’s unnecessary and excessive rudder pedal inputs. Contributing to these rudder pedal inputs were characteristics of the Airbus A300-600 rudder system design and elements of the American Airlines Advanced Aircraft Maneuvering Program. Accident report
  14. Islamic Party? This is good news. Diminishes support for the Libs and in the unlikely event that one of them get's elected you can easily ignore everything they say as BS.
  15. The issue is explained much better in the videos above than I can explain it but the problem, as I see it, is that in the West we have trouble separating the idea of all human life as being equal from the idea of all belief systems and cultures are not equal. We are told that all cultures are equal and that we must respect the beliefs and attitudes of the people from those cultures but it's simply not true - cultures are not equal. And, even worse, we allow people into our country without any serious effort at all to filter, screen or even educate them - guy in Toronto a few years ago beat his wife for 45 minutes with a hockey stick and when he was arrested and charged said that he didn't know it was wrong to do so! I don't have a problem with immigration but I do have a problem with incompatible immigrants. If it was up to me immigration would go like this; 1). All immigrants, illegal or otherwise get interviewed before being coached by pro-immigration advocates from leftist NGOs - those who fail are fingerprinted, DNA registered and returned to their home countries. Watch this video if you don't believe this happens: Immigrants being coached to give "correct" answers to government officials in asylum interviews. 2). Immigrants who pass the interview are placed in a closed educational/housing facility for 6 months or a year to be educated in the laws, customs and expectations of our country. During this time they are watched carefully for non-compatible attitudes. Those who fail to show an ability to integrate are fingerprinted, DNA registered and returned to their home country. 3). Probationary citizenship for a period of 10 years to follow - any criminal activity results in immediate revocation of citizenship and deportation. Show us that you can integrate and are compatible and you're welcome, show us that you can't and aren't and we'll fly you back to your place of origin.
  16. In a technocratic totalitarian country, one of the first and most important tasks is to gain control over the nation’s children. Of all the foundations upon which free societies are built, the most commonly overlooked and yet one of the most critically important in terms of protecting a diversity of belief is the protection of parental rights.
  17. Gotta love watching the left implode.
  18. Yeah, some people are idiots - best to just ignore them.
  19. Exactly. This is my point. Sometimes the airline is responsible but sometimes stuff happens that is outside their control.
  20. Yes, there are an almost infinite number of variations in the situations of the passengers affected. For someone such as yourself I can see the accommodation being covered by the airline for a mechanical delay/return. As far as the meals go - wouldn't you be paying for meals anyway? Yes, I know, I know, someone will mention the possibility of someone who's going to an all-inclusive.