In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#43345 Nov 20, 2012
I was lucky enough to fly Concorde in 2003, and on Air Miles to boot! It was a great experience. If only that POS Continental DC-10 hadn't dropped metal over CDG we'd still be able to fly it today. All the airliners today are bloody boring.
ChristineM wrote:
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Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937. Hans von Ohain’s design first ran in September 1937. However Ohain’s engine was the first to fly in 1939. They are jointly accredited with inventing the Jet engine.
Christian Huelsmeyer was the first to discover the effect of radar in 1904, but radar was invented by three British scientists, Sir Robert Watson-Watt, A F Wilkins and H E Wimperis in 1935. Sir Henry Tizard put it to use in the War
Commercial flop? 27 years flying? Forget the US media hype. The ongoing benefits of Anglo French co-operation that started with Concorde are immeasurable and far outweigh the development costs. Certainly the BA Concorde’s were operationally profitable. http://www.concordesst.com/retire/faq_r.html

Since: Feb 11

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#43346 Nov 20, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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french played with their hands and was the old version of tennis
An old version of.... tennis, did you say?
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#43347 Nov 20, 2012
Murder is premeditated.
Are you getting US law definitions confused with reality?
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Nope.
Most murders are not premeditated.
English... not your forte.

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#43348 Nov 20, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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french played with their hands and was the old version of tennis
the modern tennis was first played between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)
Tell us where the word "tennis" came from, and where and when rackets where first used.

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#43349 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You and I go for a piece at the same time, your shot goes wide, I put one between your eyes.
I am your killer. It isn't murder.
That was my point in the argument, thanks

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#43350 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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As far as I understand murderer applies to one who premeditatedly kills a fellow human being
A killer does not necessarily premeditate and nor does it have to be human as either the killer or victim, one can kill for food
So a murderer is always a killer but a killer is not always a murderer
Thanks <3

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#43351 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I was lucky enough to fly Concorde in 2003, and on Air Miles to boot! It was a great experience. If only that POS Continental DC-10 hadn't dropped metal over CDG we'd still be able to fly it today. All the airliners today are bloody boring.
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Not when you are sitting next to a pretty little thing and agree to meet her in the toilet...

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#43352 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Murder is premeditated.
Are you getting US law definitions confused with reality?
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Murder is a unlawful killing.

Best of luck in your ESL classes!

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#43353 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
If only that POS Continental DC-10 hadn't dropped metal over CDG we'd still be able to fly it today.
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As long as it got government funding.

Not surprising- it was a toy for the rich and the middle class paid for it.

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#43354 Nov 20, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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he thinks that the king of sweden have power to rule over everyone in sweden when he doesn't.
I am responsible for what I say, not for what you make up when I prove you wrong and help you look silly.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#43355 Nov 20, 2012
You're very parochial.
US law definitions don't apply over here.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Murder is a unlawful killing.
Best of luck in your ESL classes!
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#43356 Nov 20, 2012
And I got to use it. What have we got today? Plastic spastic 787 yawnatrons.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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As long as it got government funding.
Not surprising- it was a toy for the rich and the middle class paid for it.
Thinking

Cirencester, UK

#43357 Nov 20, 2012
707?

The last time I saw a 707 was on Airplane!, grandad.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Never turned a profit.
Got in the air and stayed in the air with French and British government funding. If it were a commercial success, there'd be Concordes everywhere you see... 707s,737s, 757s, and 787s.

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#43358 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
You're very parochial.
US law definitions don't apply over here.
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English language does.

Odd that someone in a country with 60 million would declare the rest of the world (e.g., population 310 million here) parochial.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43359 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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How'd that bench fly, Skanque?
PS:'The first patent for using a gas turbine to power an aircraft was filed in 1921 by Frenchman Maxime Guillaume.'
More barfy butt face BS, you rely do make yourself look stupid

I was not talking about Maxime Guillaume, I stated fact that Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937. I also mentioned that Ohain and Whittle are jointly accredited with inventing the Jet engine

These are documented facts, not made up BS about inventions that already existed and they wong be changed because you have a tantrum

Look up the meaning of the word INVENTION
barefoot2626 wrote:
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That's not what you have been saying, you fat lying Skanque.
You have been saying someone flying a toy was the inventor the airplane.
Now pull up your panties and move along.
Yes it is, you fat syphilis T\/\/AT, you pox affecting you memory
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Liar.
But we know that, proved dozens of times.
How can I be a liar when it has been proven again and again?

Look up the meaning of the word INVENTION
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Wipe your chin, then, Skanque.
No need, I’m not close enough to your drippydick
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The Wright Brothers invented the airplane.
You have been decrying for months. You open your mouth; out pours spooge coated lies. I prove you wrong. And you roll on the floor kicking your fat lies.
Toys aren't airplanes, Chubby.
You "proved" that Pearse flew an airplane before the Wright Brothers... and I provided a quote from Pearse himself where he said he didn't fly before 1904.
A toy model isn't an airplane, Skanque, no matter how hard you stomp.
Wrong, there paten makes no claim to inventing the plane, the only thing that makes that claim is nationalistic liars like you.
Wrong, this subject has only been going here for a few days, I guess you syphilis is distorting your concept of time.
Wrong again fatso, it says so on the box.
Wrong again fatso, I offered a link that made a suggestion that upset you.
I don’t need to stomp, engineers agree with me, it’s not the size that matters. I don’t really care about the opinion of an obese syphilitic moron wuth a prro memory and a penchant for contradicting facts

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43360 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Never turned a profit.
Got in the air and stayed in the air with French and British government funding. If it were a commercial success, there'd be Concordes everywhere you see... 707s,737s, 757s, and 787s.
Read the facts and weep

http://www.concordesst.com/retire/faq_r.html

On average Concorde made and operating profit of £30-50 Million a year for British Airways in the boom years where many passengers were travelling first class. British Airways reportedly received £1.75 Billion in revenue for Concorde services against an operating cost of around £1 Billion. Air France made a much smaller profit.

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#43361 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
And I got to use it.
So you are a parasite.

However: the fact remains the Concorde was not a commercial success.

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#43362 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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More barfy butt face BS, you rely do make yourself look stupid
I was not talking about Maxime Guillaume, I stated fact that Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930
He wasn't the first. Who cares when he registered a patent?

Let me know when benches fly, Skanque.

Since: Feb 11

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#43363 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
How can I be a liar when it has been proven again and again?
Sun rises in the east, sets in the west.
Wright Brothers invented the airplane.
I am not your husband, you fat hog, I get to say you are wrong.

Since: Feb 11

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#43364 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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... On average Concorde made and operating profit of £30-50 Million a year for British Airways in the boom years
In boom years.

Tell us: did you skip over the part which described how the plane got into the air and how the "profits" came before they paid back the government's cut?

"Why is Concorde being retired?

It is all down to cost: the Airlines are not making back the money spent on the safety modifications and other upgrades. With some other big costs coming up (tens of millions, before any life extension programme), BA need to write off £84M now, rather than £150M in 3 or 4 years. Air France will write off a large sum of money too. "

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