In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Anonymous

UK

#43482 Nov 21, 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.
Boeing are dying, its all airbus now
Anonymous

UK

#43483 Nov 21, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
An old version of.... tennis, did you say?
So when I said MODERN tennis is British, just like soccer and golf, rugby, cricket, hockey, rounders, snooker, crouqet, and most other sports, as the very concept of modern sport was a British creation, and you said it was modern tennis is French, you were again wrong, again, again

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43484 Nov 21, 2012
straa wrote:
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Boeing are dying, its all airbus now
I used to dread flying on a "Deathbus" ... they were falling out of the sky faster than Comets!!
Anonymous

UK

#43485 Nov 21, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I used to dread flying on a "Deathbus" ... they were falling out of the sky faster than Comets!!
I never really thought about that, but now you say it, there have been a lot of airbus crashes, I think it was a air France airbus that crashed near Brazil recently

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43486 Nov 21, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I cannot help you don't know what a loaded question is, SuperFag.
I've already responded to the question: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?
NO.
Your turn.
Okay. Now I'm confused. So now you're saying the UK is NOT a monarchy?!?!? Do you have Multiple Personality Disorder? Is this Barefoot2625 or Barefoot2627 expressing himself? How many Barefoot's are there anyway? Thousands? Is 2626 like, your serial number or something? You know, technically speaking. I was kind of going for the "Constitutional Monarchy" thing, but now this ... your "NO", being capitalized and all, seems rather emphatic ... that is to say, unequivocal. You got to keep it simple for us Boobies. BTW are you comparing me to female mammary glands or the clumsy-on-ground-graceful-in-a ir seabird of the same name?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43487 Nov 21, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
I never really thought about that, but now you say it, there have been a lot of airbus crashes, I think it was a air France airbus that crashed near Brazil recently
I think they're still having some software issues in their Fly-by-wire, if you know what I mean.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43488 Nov 21, 2012
straa wrote:
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Boeing are dying, its all airbus now
Go away, troll.

"United Airlines and US plane manufacturer Boeing have announced a "historic" order for 150 Boeing 737s Thursday in a deal worth up to $14.7bn (£9.5bn).

The order was announced in Chicago, corporate home for both companies, and is a major victory for the US firm against arch-rival Airbus.

United has ordered 100 of the new Boeing 737 Max 9 planes and 50 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft and taken an undisclosed number of options for additional aircraft.

Boeing said the deal meant it had now received more than 10,000 orders overall for aircraft from the 737 family making it the "undisputed best-selling jetliner in the world".

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43489 Nov 21, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
So when I said MODERN tennis is British
The UK is a monarchy, yes or no?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43490 Nov 21, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay. Now I'm confused. So now you're saying the UK is NOT a monarchy?!?!?
Keep up your reading lessons, Booby.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43491 Nov 21, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
To each and every one of you on this thread:
Happy Thanksgiving. Take care while you're driving to Grandma's house or wherever you go. Enjoy your day, your family and your friends.
This does not exclude anyone. Some things are just for 'Happy'.
it was a normal working day here in sweden but thanks anyway

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#43492 Nov 21, 2012
RHill wrote:
I was kind of going for the "Constitutional Monarchy" thing, but now this ... your "NO", being capitalized and all, seems rather emphatic
There is no such thing as a democratic monarchy.

Save up and buy a dictionary.

PS: The UK has no Constitution.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#43493 Nov 21, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
Hey peeps. Can anyone here help me with a debate I am having in the office.
"Killer" and "Murderer" can sometimes be used as synonyms (e.g. the man's killer/murderer was his wife - both words work)... But they are not always the same thing, am I right?
Murder is unlawful killing of a human by a human. So if there are "lawful" killings, then it means that in some cases a killer and a murderer would not be the same thing?
You are, of course, correct.

Lawful killing cannot be murder.

Thus, in cases of warfare, self-defence, lawful executions, there is definitely a killing, but not a murder.

Indeed, the oft-quoted "Thou shalt not kill" is a mistranslation. The original is "Lo Tirtsach" (not responsible for spelling), which means "Thou shalt not murder" - an entirely different proposition.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43494 Nov 21, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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I don't think Scotland didn't put enough tackles in and neither did they make it count when they had their share of the play.
Then there was that giveaway try.
Well, that is what we do best - we can defend. We may not have nearly the offensive power of the All Blacks, but we *know* how to keep the score down. Well played, though. After 50 minutes with the score at 21-3, I thought that the game, for all practical purposes, was over. Somehow you managed to rally, and was the best team on the field for the last 30

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43495 Nov 21, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You are, of course, correct.
Lawful killing cannot be murder.
Thus, in cases of warfare, self-defence, lawful executions, there is definitely a killing, but not a murder.
Indeed, the oft-quoted "Thou shalt not kill" is a mistranslation. The original is "Lo Tirtsach" (not responsible for spelling), which means "Thou shalt not murder" - an entirely different proposition.
Many thanks, my bikini-adoring friend.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43496 Nov 22, 2012
Sweden is a democracy with a Constitution

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43497 Nov 22, 2012
Mikko wrote:
Sweden is a democracy with a Constitution
And full of busty blondes.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43498 Nov 22, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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And full of busty blondes.
most of them are fakes ;)
Thinking

Andover, UK

#43499 Nov 22, 2012
737s are naff, though. Ugly little planes.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Go away, troll.
"United Airlines and US plane manufacturer Boeing have announced a "historic" order for 150 Boeing 737s Thursday in a deal worth up to $14.7bn (£9.5bn).
The order was announced in Chicago, corporate home for both companies, and is a major victory for the US firm against arch-rival Airbus.
United has ordered 100 of the new Boeing 737 Max 9 planes and 50 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft and taken an undisclosed number of options for additional aircraft.
Boeing said the deal meant it had now received more than 10,000 orders overall for aircraft from the 737 family making it the "undisputed best-selling jetliner in the world".

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43500 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no such thing as a democratic monarchy.
Save up and buy a dictionary.
PS: The UK has no Constitution.
Just want you to know ... it's really tough watching someone's mind go like this. You are the one suggested "constitutional monarchy" as the more descriptive term for UK's government. You are the first (perhaps in Human History) to bring "democratic monarchy" into a discussion. Your moments of clarity are becoming fewer and further between. Sad.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43501 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
PS: funny how the previous qualifying sentence fell off.
Here is the entire quote:
"How much profit did Concorde make for British Airways?
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. "
We have always know you were and are a liar, it's nice that you allow me an opportunity to prove it so frequently.
In the boom years...
And that isn't considering the tax subsidities, billions of dollars from France and the UK, where tax payers picked up one third of the actual cost.
Say what? is you syphilis playing you up worse than usual?

The ENTIRE paragraph makes you look silly, why the hell do you think I posted the link?

That is why I FIRST quoted the ENTIRE paragraph, only after you decided to pick and choose did I home on a particular section of the paragraph that you had chosen to ignore.

You really don’t know much about the UK economy do you

The development of Concorde was a public works program, it cost money, the taxpayers paid, that’s what happens with pubic works programs. Let’s face it, the same model was used for the development of the US 2707. In the UK 700 companies and 25000 people and were employed on Concorde development project in the UK alone. Every one of those 25000 people paid tax at around 3 times the rate of comparable US workers.

Although cancellation of the project was discussed it would have cost around the same co cancel it as to continue with the hope of getting a return on the investment. The UK and France chose to continue. Unlike the American 2707 which was cancelled at a cost to the US taxpayer similar to the development cost of Concorde. So suck a lemon.

Operation of concord was NOT tax funded, how much that upsets you does not really matter. You can rant and rave, you can stomp and shuffle, none of that will change facts.

British Airways said in the mid 80s that they would have bought another 2 or 3 if they had been available, hence proving that the airlines could operate the aircraft at a profit.

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