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by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

I think they may wait for darkness, tomorrow night.
If you're right, I imagine they'll use B-2s tomorrow daytime, but I think a multi-platform strike tomorrow night makes more sense. Especially as it will minimise possible civilian casualties.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
Replies: 226
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

Update 2: Upwards of 30 SSM launched from Iran in first attack. Second wave reportedly being launched now at a new US base target in Iraq. No confirmation of details above yet. Launch sites not known. Video of launches being shown on Iran State TV is apparently library footage according to a transla...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Absent Friends
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Views: 7331
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Re: Absent Friends

Welcome back Pinky!
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
Replies: 226
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

Tangential to today's attacks, Iraq is walking back its demands for an immediate withdrawal of US troops The tone in Baghdad appears to have changed after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened sanctions against Iraq and a draft letter announcing complete U.S. withdrawal of forces accidentally leake...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
Replies: 226
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

Trump has drawn a line in the sand just like Obama did over chemical attacks in Syria. Obama bottled it, which I think is more than a minor factor in Iran's actions now. I don't think Trump will bottle it.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

At least 12 ballistic missiles launched from Iran at US bases in Iraq. Iran directly claims responsibility. Pentagon confirms. Trump "has been briefed and is monitoring the situation" One awaits developments. Update 1: Amid reports from VoA that a total of 3 US locations have been hit in Iraq by Ira...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: More Boeing Bad News
Replies: 417
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Re: More Boeing Bad News

Shock horror - differences tested on real pilots before deciding whether sims are needed!
That's quite a change from deciding they don't without testing, then blaming the pilots as incompetent losers when they make mistakes.
Next thing you know, they'll be asking Boeing to test other things!!
;)))
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 5258
Views: 152672
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Re: Friday Jokes

"Well 007, your physicals don't look too good after the Christmas break"
"Surely you don't expect me to give up fast cars, loose women, and vodka martinis?"
"No Mr Bond, I expect you to diet"
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
Replies: 226
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

Fars news agency now reporting 56 dead, 213 injured.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
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Views: 94208
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Re: The US Hamster Wheel

As with all politicians these days, it only matters what they do, not what they say.

I recall the Fourth Plinth statue called "The Honest Politician"
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by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 7251
Views: 94208
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Re: The US Hamster Wheel

I agree with all of that.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3490
Views: 66638
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

It depends on how the sale works. The most common one here is 4 for the price of 3, so changing all 4 at once makes sense.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Need for a natural disaster of epic proportions, major war or global epidemic.
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Re: Need for a natural disaster of epic proportions, major war or global epidemic.

The most common reasons here according to newspaper reports - which most of us would doubtless class as major stupidity but don't appear to be so to some - are: Refueling a hot lawnmower or similar and spilling some, starting a fire in the surrounding grass. Deliberately starting a small grass fire ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Need for a natural disaster of epic proportions, major war or global epidemic.
Replies: 209
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Re: Need for a natural disaster of epic proportions, major war or global epidemic.

Over 200 people arrested in Australia so far for starting bushfires. 83% have been attributed to humans, either deliberate or accidental. The rest are mainly lightning. It is neither climate change nor bush management that is primarily to blame. That is the same in Canada, with almost all recent maj...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3490
Views: 66638
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

If you have slightly misaligned wheels and frequently carry heavy loads, then rotating the wheels allows you to get a lot more miles out of a set of tires. As a vehicle gets older in a rural maritime climate, the ability to realign the wheels decreases, so it becomes uneconomic to fix the alignment ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3490
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

Where do laws dictate driving like a complete tw@t?
Italy, Wolverhampton, Idaho for sure, in my experience. Anywhere East of Suez, plus Turkey. ;)))
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3490
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

Don't know. Don't use them.
I use all season, all terrain. My primary winter driving strategy is "Don't drive like a complete tw@t".
This has so far proved much more effective than the people who do and fit winter tires.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: More Boeing Bad News
Replies: 417
Views: 5301
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Re: More Boeing Bad News

As a former sim sadist*, battle damage was a favourite way to generate multiple obscure failures. We would do this scientifically by toddling along to the ginger beers' battle damage repair exercises and working out with them what would be affect by cannon shells or missiles going off in particular ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
Replies: 226
Views: 2495
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

20? Should be obtainable by knocking off a Brigadier.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport
Replies: 226
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Re: Head of Iran's Quds Force Killed at Baghdad Airport

Suleimani's death has led to at least 32 more deaths already...Crushed to death in Kerman in a stampede at his funeral. Over 190 injured. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/07/iran-designates-us-troops-terrorists-warns-will-set-ablaze-place/ Reminds me of the crack suicide squad in Life of Bri...