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by bgm
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would
Replies: 291
Views: 5059

Re: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would

Ah you guys are pure gold! But that "argument" is not as persuasive as it may seem to you: You know who helped to stop said country from wiping out entire populations? People who stuck their American noses into other people's continents issues. We were defending freedom! You can thank us ...

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by bgm
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 7741

Re: United A321

I for one would welcome more 321's in the fleet. I am doing DEN or IAH to ANC weekly and they are about to flex down out of the summer schedule. The aging 737-8's are tired and sad even when booking and F class seat. The FA's hate the galley's. I like the Boeing planes and I know the pilots do, but...

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by bgm
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 87
Views: 13354

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

No it isn’t, 694 -400s across all models (-400/F/ER/ERF/M/D) were built. You are correct—I made a math error so 276 out of 694 are still active Wikipedia makes it 376 in use in July 2018, 216 freighters leave 163 passenger frames. If we look at all frames flying or having flown passengers: 442 747-...

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by bgm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH mid-haul narrowbody business class
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: LH mid-haul narrowbody business class

It's the same as BA and others. Some very long flights with just the middle seat blocked. I guess if it made sense they would but if people pay for it then there is no reason to change. It also gives a lot more flexibility as the business configuration can change to match demand on the route which ...

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by bgm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 666

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

VTKillarney wrote:
1337Delta764 wrote:
Interesting how few of my clothes are actually made in China.

I have been buying custom made shirts and suits that are manufactured in China. I have been quite pleased with them.


What a good American patriot you are!

America first, right? :rotfl:

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by bgm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Most Annoying Sound

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=orYcAiFqknU


Bet you've probably played a little 5 on 1 to that video. :rotfl:
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DL717 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
Donald Trump's voice.


Meh....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=orYcAiFqknU


Bet you've probably played a little 5 on 1 to that video. :rotfl:

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by bgm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6156

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

This is called cabotage (allowing a foreign airline to fly domestic sectors), and apart from the Marshall Islands, there is no other country in the world that regularly allows it. Out of the topic, but beside the Marshall Islands, you can book UA flights between KSA/TKK/PNI. Are those also consider...

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by bgm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11265

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

And it’s been ages since they busted minimas and crash landed in the grass, or botched a go around and knackered both engines, or nearly hit a bus station (or was it a train station?) due descending below MSA on approach, things are looking up :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Between the current...

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by bgm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant online
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant online

A United Airlines (UAL.N) flight attendant is accusing the airline of failing to protect her from sexually explicit pictures that a pilot posted of her online, according to a lawsuit filed in a San Antonio, Texas, federal court. The lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...

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by bgm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10931

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

I’ve only ever have my bag damaged twice, and that was of course in the US. The airline involved didn’t give shit and told me to go pound sand. Anyway, many 100s of flights later with Rimowa bags and not even the gorilla baggage handlers in the US have managed to break my bags! Just out of curiousit...

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by bgm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 96
Views: 7057

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

BA will pay a hefty fine in India. They will get EU261 claim and in Indian courts. On what basis would any Indian court have any jurisdiction over an alleged incident that took place in London? :confused: Oh, now you are looking for fair treatment. That ship has sailed. Pay fine and move on. BTW, B...

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by bgm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 96
Views: 7057

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Do u really need to get personal? You made it personal by inserting your personal bias and agenda into the discussion. If someone is not seated, they should have informed the captain that the cabin is not secured. There was no need to shout at a three year old. If the child is screaming and crying,...

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by bgm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22422

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Until they address their biggest problem, being the awful customer service levels, this is all window dressing. Improving the attitude of their staff (GA/FAs etc) to be more customer focused/driven would be a true improvement.

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by bgm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 96
Views: 7057

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

let's not get carried away. Perhaps you should take your own advice. You clearly have an axe to grind, not to mention a rather large chip on your shoulder judging by the attitude in your posts in this thread. Having taken hundreds of BA flights, I find it very hard to believe that the flight attend...

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by bgm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3635

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

Trump loves you, keep it up. There's only one person Trump loves, and that's Trump. I do agree with you about the general poor quality of the US media. You can't lump them all into the same boat though. The TV news is especially bad. It's not really news, it's current events pumped on steroids with...

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by bgm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3635

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

There is a general disdain for democracy rising on the right in this country. Not on the left. So this does not surprise me. Doc, I don't know what you're talking about here. Candidly, the rise of protosocialists everywhere is entirely a bastion of the left. The disdain for republican ideals and ca...

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by bgm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3635

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

It is amazing that even high school grads on minimum wage would be happy to let Trump shut down media organizations. One interesting thought - how aggressive are these yo-yos in protecting the Second Amendment while OK with attacking the First Amendment? It is scary, I agree. Imagine the Super Patr...

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by bgm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9755

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Title of this thread: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination? Yet we have gems such as these: The most logical additions would be: Charlotte Detroit Portland I agree on all of these except CLT; especially PDX even though DL already flies the route. Well in North America I am nearly 100% confident thei...

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by bgm
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26971

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Antarius wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
ubeema wrote:
Did you say BA A318 at JFK?


Yes they have flights from London City Airport


To add, it Flies JFK-LCY and LCY-SNN-JFK. The SNN stop is for refueling and pax can clear immigration and customs.

Tail number G-EUNA.


A tail number with no numbers? :) I think you mean its registration.

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by bgm
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15125

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/08/02/united-airlines-boosting-service-to-israel.html 3x weekly starting 22MAY19, served by 772. This has been rumored along with ORD-TLV for a while. Interesting to see IAD win over ORD. Doesnt surprise me at all actually. With all the diplomatic tr...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17708

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

It's going to be sad and boring sight of Terminal B at ATL once the MD-88 and MD-90 are gone. This is one of my favorite aircraft to fly and fortunately majority of my trips out of ATL give me the opportunity of the MD-88 or MD-90, still have not been on one of the 717-200 yet. Of 26 segments out o...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180222

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am glad to hear this. The CSeries is an incredible aircraft and with Airbus's help, it will achieve even better, bigger and greater things. I am very disappointed with Boeing. I love their aircraft but the way the handled this situation with Bombardier is appalling. . Spot on. It looks like they ...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 5145

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

Harvey's left the country. What a surprise with rape allegations coming into view... I'll bet he's reaching out right now to Roman Polanski to be his "Life Coach". Chelsea (Clinton) is a big girl now. Where's her outrage, or does Mommy and Daddy still do all of the talking for her??? Don’...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 5145

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

Hollywood Mogul and big DNC/Clinton/Obama supporter Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his own company. His famous counsel, Lisa Bloom, daughter of Gloria Allred, has separated herself from him. The MSM are all out there today with Weinstein Oscar Winners: 82 year old Dame Judi Dench and 68 year ...

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by bgm
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19619

Re: AA's new branding

I really like the new AA livery, it’s a bold change from the stale, old one that belongs in the 1960s. I guess people have an attachment to it due to nostalgia, but with the merged airline, the new brand was needed. Also love WN’s livery, as well as AS. The US skies definitely look more colorful now...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana
Replies: 15
Views: 6708

Re: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana

Anyway, I'm not sure what the point of pouring so much cash into Meridiana is whilst Alitalia is still alive. Once they're gone, sure there might be space for them to expand aggressively, but with Alitalia still alive I doubt its going to end well. This. Until Alitaliis on their deathbed, it is unw...

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by bgm
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12901

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

The US has the drivers license and social security number. These are the non-mandatory mandatory identification you need to get most stuff. So, what do we call the perpetrator of this latest attack? It's hard to tell the exact hue of whitenesss from his photo... https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...

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by bgm
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9441

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

What the heck is going on here? The discussion seems to have taken a detour via Hogwarts. :boggled:

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by bgm
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13347

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

https://youtu.be/H5YwQHJ8KLE?t=129
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ikolkyo wrote:
badgervor wrote:
barney captain wrote:

Good to see. I heard initially that it may not be going through BUR for some reason. Has it seen SNA?


Are my eyes deceiving me or does the max have double blinking strobes?


Indeed it does, comes from the 787.


The 787 doesn't have double-blinking strobes:
https://youtu.be/H5YwQHJ8KLE?t=129

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4982

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Of course discussion on this topic is basically useless so I just accept the fact that hundreds of people will die in the years ahead of us. Deaths that are empty, meaningless, and that possible could have been prevented. I will do what I can to prevent that and will support salient, considered leg...

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4982

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Propaganda? I may not agree with every move the NRA makes, but in general, they support the core of people who support the 2A. There already are background checks, but you chose to ignore them. Liberals only like facts when it supports their argument. Anything short of a full, 100% confiscation of ...

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4982

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

I don't think anything effective can be done anymore, it's too late. There are just too many guns out there. There also just isn't the will to change any laws, thanks to the NRA propaganda. When nothing was done after those kids were gunned down in an elementary school, I knew there and then nothing...

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13347

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

TVNWZ wrote:
Apparently WN002 went mechanical with a spoiler light issue. Gary Kelly aboard. Tried to fix it three times and eventually called in another plane. Oops.


Does the 737 MAX have EICAS?

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by bgm
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14909

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

You mean like IAG, which owns British Airways but headquartered in Madrid? Or the fact they own what Aer Lingus, BA, Iberia, Level, Veuling, and probably others that I'm forgetting... yes, a shell company owning multiple airlines in different countries... no one seems to have a problem with IAG and...

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by bgm
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2622

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

The problem with the US is that everything is extreme . Everything is amplified. My signature is tongue-in-cheek, but there is an element of truth to it. As apodino said, when you surround yourself (in real life and online) with like-minded people, you are in an echo chamber and as such you become d...

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by bgm
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14909

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Norwegian is selling tickets below the UK tax for flights from London to Singapore. They're selling tickets for less than £75? Please, do show me where... And unlike you, I will include a source: 2.2 APD rates from 1 April 2017 Destination Bands and distance from London (miles) Band B (over 2,000 m...

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by bgm
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14909

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

Of course they are marketing fares. Norwegian is Ponzi scheme. Buyer beware. If anyone is foolish enough to choose them versus SQ/QF or any other reputable carrier then they are going to be sorely disappointed. I would not want to shop for my medical care by the doctor offering the lowest costs. I ...

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by bgm
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 52
Views: 7768

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

Noise wrote:
As long as you're behind the wings, the A330 is super quiet.


I find it to be the complete opposite: if you're behind the wings, you have the blast from the engines which is much noisier than if you're front of the engines typically. This is especially noticeable on the 777.

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by bgm
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1950

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
trijetsonly wrote:
It is based on the pretty famous internet meme about the typical American patriot:
Image


Never heard about, not famous over here.


Next time you visit the US, go to any Walmart and you will see this guy.

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by bgm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European stereotypes
Replies: 19
Views: 1362

Re: European stereotypes

https://www.indy100.com/article/15-offe ... ny-7970321


:rotfl:
This is hilarious, and in most cases, true! Thanks for sharing.
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Dutchy wrote:
As with all stereotypes, most are true :lol:

https://www.indy100.com/article/15-offe ... ny-7970321


:rotfl:
This is hilarious, and in most cases, true! Thanks for sharing.

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by bgm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 1637

Re: Women are allowed to drive in KSA

Yep and yet liberals have no problem with Muslims who want to enact Sharia Law here in the US. Nothing like bringing this stone age attitude and mentality to this country. Still trying to figure you liberals out. Where do you see liberals 'not having a problem' with Sharia law being enacted in the ...

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by bgm
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anthony Weiner sentenced to prison
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: Anthony Weiner sentenced to prison

stratosphere wrote:
They need to ban him from cellphone use somehow obviously he cannot control his deviant impulses.


Yes, but enough about Trump...

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by bgm
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 1637

Re: WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO DRIVE IN KSA

ER757 wrote:
Welcome to the early 20th century Saudi Arabia


Given the current state of things in the US, they'll probably cross paths somewhere around 1950... :duck:

Good to see Saudi making progress, this is a huge deal. Just in time before King Salman abdicates?

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by bgm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1152

Re: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

1337Delta764 wrote:
Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?


You mean there's no Santa Claus this year? :duck:

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by bgm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9441

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

I don't expect you will get this but worth a try. From a friends son, Commissioners, I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium. I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home wi...

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by bgm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you outlaw stupid?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Can you outlaw stupid?

The White House would be empty if we did ;)

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