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Innuendo

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  1. Seems to me that if you want to climb up on a soapbox to promote your cause, you hire your own hall, not impose on a captive audience who were paying for something else.
  2. If what I read can be believed, the Brazilian action was triggered by a regional Judge who seems to have been able to issue a ruling that forced the fingerprinting of US citizens. I don't think it applies to other nationalities. From the article, I gathered that it was a bit of an embarrasment to the Brazilian authorities who seem to have their hands tied. Still, laws that allow fines of that size for a gesture, seem a bit out of proportion, to put it mildly.
  3. I don't want to start a nuts and bolts technical discussion on a subject that I am not qualified in, BUT . If there are people in the world who you have info on, who try to enter your country incognito, perhaps their prints might give them away and provide warning. Obviously this will not cover 100%, but not doing what you can, to prevent what is now an ongoing threat, is rolling over, giving up and setting yourself up for a repeat. The individuals giving the Brazilians the finger are asking for what they got. It's like finding a snake, asleep in the sun, and rushing around looking for a stick to poke it. Maybe satisfying at the time, but stupid. I do agree that the crew nail clippers thing is over the top. No argument there. But until the security people can be sure that the guys in uniform in front of them are who they are supposed to be, there are going to be kit inspections. Come the day when your iris scan and airport pass barcode match up with the airline's list of operating crews, by name and flight number for that day, then things may move a little easier. I think?
  4. I don't want to start a nuts and bolts technical discussion on a subject that I am not qualified in, BUT . If there are people in the world who you have info on, who try to enter your country icognito, perhaps their prints might give them away and provide warning. Obviously this will not cover 100%, but not doing what you can, to prevent what is now an ongoing threat, is rolling over, giving up and setting yourself up for a repeat. The individuals giving the Brazilians the finger are asking for what they got. It's like finding a snake, asleep in the sun, and rushing around looking for a stick to poke it. Maybe satisfying at the time, but stupid. I do agree that the crew nail clippers thing is over the top. No argument there. But until the security people can be sure that the guys in uniform in front of them are who they are supposed to be, there are going to be kit inspections. Come the day when your iris scan and airport pass barcode match up with the airline's list of operating crews, by name and flight number for that day, then things may move a little easier. I think?
  5. I must say that I find it puzzling how so many people, whose income and livelihood are dependant on the aviation industry, are so ready to ridicule the efforts of the security people who have been charged with the responsibility of preventing a repeat of 9/11. Sure, taking nail clippers from flight crews seems silly and it is probably easy for those who work in the industry to see failings in the security system. They are a lot closer to it than the rest of the world but the security people are not magicians and are having to learn on the go with failure not an acceptable option. If the people who carried out 9/11 manage to pull off any kind of repeat of the act, the loss of confidence in the ability of the Western World to protect their economy, way of life and safety of travel will be truly devastating to the entire industry and likely fatal to those who are marginal at the moment.
  6. Well, my point is that the US is not specificaly targeting only Brazil's citizens. The same procedures are being applied equally to citizens of a fair number of other countries. I don't know how many, but I would presume that they are not doing it just for jollies. I mean, do they really need the hassle and the surounding adverse publicity just for fun? I'd guess that they would probably just prefer to get on with their lives without this PITA. If Brazil are targeting US citizens only, in retaliation, then I think they need to talk to the US State Department to find out the reasons, rather than trying to get into a p**s**g contest which only makes life difficult for the ordinary traveller.
  7. Am I correct in understanding that while the Americans are subjecting quite a number of nationalities through their security procedures, Brazil is putting only Americans through theirs?
  8. Seems to me that there are collective agreements associated with each groups pension plan. CCAA does not render those agreements invalid. It may well be that TTI's threat to walk away may be enough to muscle those CAs to agree to his pension proposal/ultimatum, but other than that leverage, Trinity are not yet dictators.
  9. These days, with the exception of the fin, a lot of paint jobs, AC's particularly, are not much more than the basic white primer coat. As I said above, makes 'em cheaper to quick change, so you can sell, or put them in the desert.
  10. I guess one of the advantages of these minimalist, almost all white paint jobs, is that it is a lot cheaper if you sell them or put them in the desert. That paint job looks very underwhelming IMHO.
  11. Absolutely, signing nomination papers not only is not law it is NOT democracy, but there not many who have power that give it up easily.
  12. Wilber, one of the realities, that I dislike, of our political system (Liberal Party anyway), is that the leader has the ability to veto your nomination when election time comes around. Seems he has to sign you papers. So unless all the backbench revolts with some unity, leading a charge will get your name up in lights with the leader. With Chretien's feelings on loyalty it should not surprise that Nunziata get left hanging in the wind. Did he not still get elected as an independant though? Guess his constituents still liked him. Good for them!
  13. "Keep in mind that if I fly an airplane twice as big, I am suddenly twice as productive. Now in the negotiation, I try to attach a dollar value to that increase in productivity." Hmmmmmmmm, sounds like the rationale behind formula pay as opposed to years of service pay. Attach a value to your productivity/hour.
  14. There can only be one Gary Richards (AKA Flebus). All others are faint imitations.
  15. A long time further back than you. And that's a fact. If we are talking about unscheduled landings say, I believe he has one to his credit. Something to do with fuel or the lack of it or have I got it wrong? But I go further back than that. Not that it is any big deal
  16. How do you know Gary Richards? Just curious.
  17. So it is not jamming gear/chaff dispenser/flare dropper then. Guess that must be on the confidential option list
  18. Looks like the only way to go, but as a matter of interest, what do reckon is the function of the bulb on top of the vertical stab? The ECM gear?
  19. Now that's good. Oh Shiboooooeeeeeeeee, ball's in your court
  20. One of the Rhino party's campaign promises was, that if elected, their first action would be to ask for a recount. Gotta love 'em
  21. I believe that if you are a Canadian citizen but were born outside Canada you need a passport. Not sure about birth cert. and drivers licence but I believe that somewhere on acceptable ID there has to be a photo. Can't state this as gospel but I think it is correct.
  22. Not sure if this will help but have you tried using Spybot (free download, contribution as per conscience). I had a problem with GATOR which Ad-Aware could see and tell me about, but could not remove (version 5). Spybot removed it. I also found that Ad-Aware would still find stuff even after a Spybot scan so I assume that neither one is all encompassing.
  23. Oh come now. That was always meant tongue in cheek. It was a fabulous time in aviation. Certainly better than now.
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