It’s place of filth, extortion, and infidelity. Though True Libertarianism Great Gurus and Pundits are Jews but they’re too lucky to die before they see Israel Phenomenon in the making nightmare. It’s a stolen place ain’t country no mo. It’s looted from its natives at daylight by Mixed Bag of Stateless Urban Rejects.
Birth of Boeing 797 – 3000 Passengers is End of Boeing’s iconic 747 Era.
I fell in love with the mighty 747 the very first time I flew in her in 1970 from New York to London. The spaciousness, comfort, and elegance of this great bird entranced me after having become used to the workmanlike Boeing 707 and DC-8s, both fine aircraft but ones with no romance. Compared to them, the 747 seemed like a flying palace.
But my biggest thrill was when the 747 set down at London Heathrow. It landed with the delicacy and poise of an elephant – gingerly feeling its way down to a gentle halt. I was amazed that anything so huge and weighty could land so gracefully.
The ‘47’ was indeed an ocean liner of the sky. Its upper deck housed premium seats. There was actually a first class cocktail lounge where passengers could congregate before crass commercial interests caused it to be removed in favor of more seats.
Though exciting, I had seen such a marvel once before: as a child, I flew in 1949 on a Boeing Stratocruiser from New York to Paris.
The Stratocruiser was a civilianized version of the famed WWII B-29 heavy bomber. It was lumbering – as I recall 16 hours to Paris – but it had a cocktail lounge with a piano player in its glassed-in the nose. I vividly recall watching the Atlantic Ocean pass beneath us. My father, Henry Margolis, got me one of the aircraft’s train-like sleeper bunks. I still remember my anguish at not being able to sleep in the bunk that cost $1,000 in 1947 dollars.
Back to the 747. It civilized air travel and made flying into an adventure. Those were still the days when passengers dressed up to fly, with suits and ties. Stewardesses were young and pretty and the food not bad. The 334,400 kg 747 would slice through the rough air and provided a sense of safety and tranquility.
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Equally important, the big bird had four engines. In earlier versions, the ‘47’ carried a flight engineer to monitor systems. Automation gradually eliminated the engineer from the cockpit. I have always protested this false economy. The engineer may not be essential for normal flight operation, but when something goes terribly wrong, a flight engineer can be a godsend.
Today, 747’s are being scrapped, or converted to cargo, because their four engines burn too much fuel. Twin-engine aircraft, like the fine Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 series, operate at lower cost. The four-engined Airbus A340, another excellent aircraft, is also meeting the same fate. The future of Boeing’s new lightweight 787 is so far uncertain. Its composite laminated skin could offer serious future problems.
Modern airline’s motto is cram as many passengers into their planes, skimp on maintenance, and treat passengers like convicts in maximum security prisons.
In fact, modern air travel recalls Dr. Johnson’s wonderful quip in the 18th century about travel by sailing ship: “is being in jail, with the chance of being drowned.”
Of course, passengers who expect to fly long distances for the equivalent of bus fares get what they deserve. The advent of low-cost air travel has made regular fliers miserable and causes increasing air pollution. Twin engine aircraft have mostly driven off safer four-engine aircraft from routes across the Atlantic and Pacific.
Aristocrats of the skies, like the 747, the lovely French Caravelle, the beautiful Lockheed Constellation, and the 990 km an hour Convair 990, could not compete. The new, jumbo Airbus A380 appears fated for the same unhappy end. I flew one of these big boys from Singapore to London two years ago. In a splurge-worthy of my generous father, I took a private cabin with a full bed. But again, I couldn’t sleep!
While on the subject of aircraft, one must give a 21-gun salute to Switzerland and its intrepid aviators, Bernard Piccard and Andre Borschberg. They recently completed the first round the globe flight of their entirely sun-powered Solar Impulse experimental aircraft, a feat that required great courage, high piloting skills and endurance worthy of a Charles Lindbergh.
At least Russia plans to buy the new 747-8 cargo version. The Ruskis prize robust, reliable aircraft, something our penny-pinching airline bean counters clearly do not.
France’s highest administrative court has overturned a town’s ban on wearing the full-body burqini swimsuit, in a case expected to set a precedent for the other towns with the same ban. The State Council ruled that local authorities could only restrict individual liberties if there was a “proven risk” to public order. The decision followed arguments from the Human Rights League and an anti-Islamophobia group seeking to reverse the decision by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the Islamic swimsuit. […] Not everyone was pleased with the court result. The former mayor of Nice and current President of Provence-Alpes-Côte…
(CNN) — Mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, France’s highest administrative court ruled Friday. The Council of State’s ruling suspends a ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice, and could affect cities around the country that have prohibited the full-length swimsuit.
Man harpooned in brawl over photo of women in burkinis in Corsica: Fracas between North Africans andHatchets and harpoons were thrown in a beach brawl that broke out after a tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing burkinis in Corsica. The fracas between a group described as North African ‘Muslim families’ and local youths broke out a day after a ban on the head-to-toe swimsuits was upheld by a judge in Cannes. A tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing the full-body swimwear on a creek near the village of Sisco on the French island. When the bathers objected, a group of local teenagers are said to have come to the photographer’s defence. Local…
Students at Finnsnes School in Troms will be allowed to take part in swimming lessons wearing full-body covering swimsuits — also known as burkinis. The arrangement was the result of dialogue between parents and teachers at the school, who held meetings with representatives from Norway’s Refugee Board (flyktningetjenesten) and interpretors, according to Nordlys. […] A swimming club in neighboring Denmark recently hit headlines after introducing separate swimming sessions for Muslim girls. The director of the club in Copenhagen called the move a “recipe for integration” after membership numbers soared. …
For those who don’t want a trip to the beach to involve flashing their body, retail giant House of Fraser today unveiled their latest range of burkinis. The new season’s launch comes hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer’s new full-body swimwear range, which was introduced on their website earlier this month. House of Fraser’s legging and tunic sets cover the body from the neck to the ankles – and also come with a separate hijab head covering.
The Burkini. You’d think it was a joke invention: a bit like the grotesque “Mankini” so hilariously sported by Sacha Baron Cohen on all those posters for Borat. What, after all, could be more absurd than melding the not-notably-sexy Muslim dress – the Burka – with the kind of achingly seductive kit worn by Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman? But no, the Burkini is for real. It was designed by an Lebanese Australian Aheda Zanetti to enable women in thrall to extreme Saudi-style dress codes to go swimming on beaches and in public baths without incurring a beating…
A Muslim French woman was banned from wearing a “burkini” in a public pool in Emerainville, near Paris, for hygienic reasons, officials said. The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that the woman, a 35-year-old convert to Islam identified only as Carole, bought a season’s pass to the pool for herself and her children, but was asked to leave after attending several times. The newspaper said the burkini, purchased in Dubai, was designed for women who subscribe to Islam’s modesty recommendations. It is comprised of a head covering, leggings, and a long-sleeved tunic. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said burkas should be…
Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis Published: 8 Dec 08 13:59 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.se/16210/20081208/ New feature Double click on a word to get a translationIn a nod to women not wishing to reveal too much, an indoor public swimming pool in Sweden has begun renting out burkinis, full-body swimsuits that cover everything but the face, hands, and feet. Fresh blow for topless Swedish bathers (21 May 08)Muslim mum discrimination case headed to Supreme Court (27 Feb 08)Topless Swedish bathers: ‘They’re just breasts’ (12 Nov 07)For 30 kronor ($3.75), the Stadsparksbadet pool in Borås in western Sweden now offers bathers…
One Sunday last month I went for my afternoon swim at my local David Lloyd’s fitness club wearing the Islamic-style swimsuit I have been wearing for years … As an American-Muslim woman, I have always been determined to be active without compromising my faith. I have been swimming in capital cities across the world from Rio de Janeiro to Washington DC to Kuala Lumpur, and now London … That is, until I came to Oxford. As I was getting ready to head home from my Sunday swim, I heard a loud voice from a man stating that he needed to…
[Click on far right of BBC search page at URL for video story]: “Muslim women unable to wear revealing swimwear are turning to a new design nicknamed the “Burkini.” http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?scope=all&edition=i&q=burka+bikini&go.x=26&go.y=11
Hatchets and harpoons were thrown in a beach brawl that broke out after a tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing burkinis in Corsica.
The fracas between a group described as North African ‘Muslim families’ and local youths broke out a day after a ban on the head-to-toe swimsuits was upheld by a judge in Cannes.
A tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing the full-body swimwear on a creek near the village of Sisco on the French island.
When the bathers objected, a group of local teenagers are said to have come to the photographer’s defence.
Local reports said that the group of North African men armed themselves and took on the young Corsicans. One man was hit by a spear-like weapon and a pregnant women was taken to hospital with injuries. unrest in Corsica, which lasted several hours, escalated when the teenagers’ parents rushed from their village to the beach where two of them were then injured with harpoons. In retaliation, villagers then set fire to cars belonging to the bathers, it is claimed.