In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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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. "

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43365 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I am responsible for what I say, not for what you make up when I prove you wrong and help you look silly.
and you are wrong about the king of sweden every time

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43366 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Tell us where the word "tennis" came from, and where and when rackets where first used.
Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English tenetz, ten ( e ) ys < Anglo-French: take!, imperative plural of tenir to hold, take, receive, apparently used as a server's call

"Tennis is originally an English racquet sport played on a rectangular court, from the beginning, and later outdoors indoors. The gameplay, which are separated by a net, can be one on one (single) or two against two (double), The game was invented in 1873 by British Major Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833-1912) with the ancient racquet sport of real tennis as a model."
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43367 Nov 20, 2012
From the first line of the Wikipedia definition:

"Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter)."

Murder is premeditated. End of. I don't give a sh!t what your shyster lawyers say.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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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.

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#43368 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Wrong, there paten makes no claim to inventing the plane, the only thing that makes that claim is nationalistic liars like you
I'm not the one claiming someone who flew a toy invented the airplane.

I'm the one who claims that a man got that got something off the ground that he could control invented the airplane.

You denial is purely jingoistic: note your long list of other (ridiculous) claims.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43369 Nov 20, 2012
No, I am a taxpayer.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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So you are a parasite.
However: the fact remains the Concorde was not a commercial success.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43370 Nov 20, 2012
Wrong, and they didn't have the US patent either (which you seem to find important).

I'm not denying they rightly(!) claim the first successful powered flight, but you really need to get your facts right.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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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.

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#43371 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
From the first line of the Wikipedia definition:
"Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought,
I read past the first line and don't use WIKI as a primary source.

Premeditated murder is one kind of murder, if there were not other kinds of murder, then word "premeditated" would not be needed to describe what kind of murder it is.

mur·der [mur-der]
noun
1.
Law . the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder), and murder by intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder).

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#43372 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Wrong, and they didn't have the US patent either (which you seem to find important).
The Wright Brothers invented the airplane.

They had a host of patents.

Patents do mark a date as to define what came first when disputes arise, e.g., Skanque insisted (and brought up the patent) Whittle invented the jet engine. I (et al.) dismissed this, specifically, the first patent was not Whittle's.

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#43373 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
No, I am a taxpayer.
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All taxpayers in the UK (and France)paid for the Concorde flights whether or not they ever sat in the seat.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43374 Nov 20, 2012
Why do you keep quoting US law, you muppet? I was talking about the real definition.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I read past the first line and don't use WIKI as a primary source.
Premeditated murder is one kind of murder, if there were not other kinds of murder, then word "premeditated" would not be needed to describe what kind of murder it is.
mur·der [mur-der]
noun
1.
Law . the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder), and murder by intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder).
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43375 Nov 20, 2012
Looking at the way the US funds their military suppliers you've also funded my civilian Boeing flights. Cheers!
barefoot2626 wrote:
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All taxpayers in the UK (and France)paid for the Concorde flights whether or not they ever sat in the seat.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43376 Nov 20, 2012
Safety upgrades caused by POS Continental DC-10 engineering, eventually found guilty in 2010.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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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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#43377 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Why do you keep quoting US law, you muppet? I was talking about the real definition.
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How parochial of you to insist on the British legal definition, spooge breath.

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#43378 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Looking at the way the US funds their military suppliers
The Concorde was built and flown on the backs of British and French taxpayers.

I haven't flown in the F-3 you?

My taxes didn't go to building the jets that American companies fly and my tax money doesn't subsidize the tickets- as taxes did in the UK & France for the Concorde.

The Concorde was not a commercial success, no matter how hard you stomp your feet.

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#43379 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Safety upgrades caused by POS Continental DC-10 engineering, eventually found guilty in 2010.
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Concorde: Couldn't turn a profit.

And an antique by 2000.

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#43380 Nov 20, 2012
737's built without tax funding = 7,000+
Concordes built without tax funding = ZERO.
Including those built with British & French taxes (total)= 20.

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#43381 Nov 20, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Safety upgrades caused by POS Continental DC-10 engineering, eventually found guilty in 2010.
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In a French court...

Shocking...

Pieces of its own rubber tires after running over a strip of metal caused the jet to catch fire, wow... let's blame the mechanic for not tightening the bolts of the metal strip.

After pieces of the tire punctured the tanks...the Concorde fuel tanks were retrofitted with Kevlar linings... after the horse was out of the barn...
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43382 Nov 20, 2012
Boeing would've gone bust without US military orders, so thanks for subsidising my 747 flights.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The Concorde was built and flown on the backs of British and French taxpayers.
I haven't flown in the F-3 you?
My taxes didn't go to building the jets that American companies fly and my tax money doesn't subsidize the tickets- as taxes did in the UK & France for the Concorde.
The Concorde was not a commercial success, no matter how hard you stomp your feet.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43383 Nov 20, 2012
Tell me where I said Concorde was a financial success, muppet?
But I got to fly it... you can't make me unfly it, no matter how had you stomp your clubbed foot.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Concorde was built and flown on the backs of British and French taxpayers.
I haven't flown in the F-3 you?
My taxes didn't go to building the jets that American companies fly and my tax money doesn't subsidize the tickets- as taxes did in the UK & France for the Concorde.
The Concorde was not a commercial success, no matter how hard you stomp your feet.

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