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by ER757
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Night Court star Harry Anderson dies
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Night Court star Harry Anderson dies

Now I loved Night Court but for some reason its his Cheers character that I remember the most: But it was a bit part and Night Court is what set him in my memory, watching it each week, and of course the epic theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUltrX-ICew http://www.televisiontunes.com/Nig...

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by ER757
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20774

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

SY would have needed to ferry an empty aircraft to MZT regardless of the snow conditions at MSP. This will cost SY a lot more than they think. The pax would have needed to find hotel arrangements for one night, which is far less expensive than buying another airline ticket out of MZT. I was thinkin...

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by ER757
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Business Casual Dress Code
Replies: 21
Views: 659

Re: Business Casual Dress Code

Here is my take. Business Casual is still a means of doing active business with someone, and you should dress to impress. I believe it can be a Collared Polo, short or long sleeves with Khakis. I don;t understand why folks isolate on brown or black "Business shoes". I think athletic shoes...

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by ER757
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 59
Views: 1553

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

A "what if" question - I don't know the answer and it's been since I was in with grade (50 years ago) that I learned about the constitution in class. Don't have much memory from those days :old: If the investigation proves that Trump committed a felony, and he is convicted of same - would ...

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by ER757
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Ryan not to run for reelection
Replies: 47
Views: 1221

Re: Paul Ryan not to run for reelection

Oh sure go even more far left. :stirthepot: The reason the democrats lose it that they run as Republican lite, their donors pay them to do that. Also why should liberals listen to conservatives on what they should do as that is a losing strategy, conservatives aren't going to vote for democrats in ...

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by ER757
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

Why would anyone choose to live in MN when they can live in California? Lol Many years ago I saw a standup comic who was from Minnesota - she said "I am from Minnesota, my ancestors were the Vikings - they crossed oceans, battled raging seas and countless hardships, all to find the one place j...

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by ER757
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 83
Views: 15307

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

That's quite a hit to the ETOPS rating - how many TPAC routes are going to be affected by this? I think ANA in particular could face some issues

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by ER757
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

Every other week someone starts a new thread on this topic, it takes a week or two of real hard work by PR to keep it sanitized and finally get it closed. As soon as they breathe with a sigh of relief, another one pops up. Well the quotes here check out with the sleuthing I've done with Google Eart...

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by ER757
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Your most favorite car?

Definitely was my 1985 Toyota Supra - just loved that car, wish I still had it :cloudnine:

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by ER757
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masters 2018 Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Masters 2018 Thread

So Reed looked shaky most of the round, but scavanged together a 71 for -15 273 and bests Rickie Fowler by a shot. Rory made a nice charge early, but faded on the back 9. Spieth played great and gave Reed a solid challenge, but a bogey on 18 after a poor tee shot doomed his chances as he finished t...

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by ER757
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masters 2018 Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Masters 2018 Thread

I'm so happy to see the fresh, younger players get all the weekend attention since you-know-who has receded back into mediocrity. The buildup to the Masters was nearly unbearable with all the hype and wishful thinking of fans living in the past. Amen to that - Sports Illustrated had multi-page feat...

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by ER757
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masters 2018 Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Masters 2018 Thread

Sunday's going to be entertaining for sure. The Reed/McIlroy rematch should produce lots of fireworks, but as has happened many times in the past, someone can sneak up from behind and steal the show. Both Fowler and Rahm are capable of going low and posting a number which could have the final pairin...

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by ER757
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69106

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

If true Boeing really gave some huge concessions to pull this off. For Boeing selling at cost almost seems worth it to kill the 350 no? Keep AA with Boeing more and this really hurts the 350 program if true. Or......AA, a longtime operator of the type, has loads of data on fuel burn, MX cost, dispa...

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by ER757
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 103
Views: 22402

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Samrnpage wrote:
Love it. The golden engines makes this.

Agreed - if it had white or grey engines it wouldn't stand out nearly as much as this one. I was looking forward to seeing the 787 in Gulf's old livery, but this update is very well done indeed.

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by ER757
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??

I was a literature major for a short time. It was with shock that I saw where much of the imagery of hell came from - Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid of Virgil. Religion, even American civil religion is an escapable part of culture. Disbelieve it at your peril. The great American statesmen were agnostic bel...

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by ER757
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masters 2018 Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Masters 2018 Thread

Speith looked like he was throwing darts out there on the back nine! That course seems to really fit his game. On ESPN, they said he's played 17 rounds there as a pro and has led or shared the lead after 9 of those 17 rounds. That is an amazing stat. It's early yet, only one round in the books, but ...

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by ER757
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masters 2018 Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Masters 2018 Thread

I think it's pretty wide-open this year - any number of players have a great shot at it. I'd be hard pressed to pick one favorite out of the crowd but if I had to I'd maybe go with DJ or Rahm. My sentimental pick would be Rory, but I just think that his collapse a few years ago when he seemed to hav...

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by ER757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8646

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Those airlines (and any others not already firmly announced) would be better served waiting to start service to SEA until the international terminal/FIS expansion is completed late 2019 Why subject your customers to long wait times to get through immigration/customs/baggage claim? The inbound passe...

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by ER757
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8646

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

JL's resumption of SEA-NRT is pretty likely, but I won't really believe it until there is an official press release. LH downgauging their SEA-FRA flight from a 744 to an A333 seems more appropriate. Plus, LH is in the midst of retiring their 744 fleet. There are others that have expressed interest ...

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by ER757
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 2191

Re: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA

UA flew a variety of aircraft SEA/NRT over the years For a long time it was a 747 classic which routed ORD/SEA/NRT (on Tuesdays it did ORD/PDX/NRT) They even flew the 747-400 for a very brief period in either late 90's or early 2000's - used to see it leave very early in the AM to DEN after it RON'd...

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by ER757
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The green future
Replies: 52
Views: 1374

Re: The green future

Fossil fuels are way too cheap anyway, lots of external costs aren't included in the price, pollution, earthquakes etc. Ah. Has the green economy accounted for the externalities like child labor used to extract all those rare earth elements used in solar PV and permanent magnet motors? Green techno...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4733

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

Ingraham is a vile human being and her original statement is typical of her - but even with that being said, I have to call out Hogg a bit. He asked folks to boycott her show because of her statements - fair enough, he has a right to do so and it was heartening to see people jump in and do so. It c...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOC Aviation orders six Boeing 787-9s
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: BOC Aviation orders six Boeing 787-9s

I think Boeing will end 2018 with a higher backlog on this program than it began the year with. The 787 program will be the leader for sales and deliveries for any WB program to date. A fantastic aircraft. Which makes me wonder about the part of the article saying they will take delivery in 2018 an...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4733

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

Ingraham is a vile human being and her original statement is typical of her - but even with that being said, I have to call out Hogg a bit. He asked folks to boycott her show because of her statements - fair enough, he has a right to do so and it was heartening to see people jump in and do so. It cl...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 464
Views: 105199

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Just to clarify, the first Gulf Air 789 is currently in the paint hangar https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit#gid=19 Like many fellow a.nuts, very much looking forward to seeing it when it rolls back out. Am sure at least one of our sharp-eyed spo...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion
Replies: 24
Views: 5624

Re: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion

OK you guys are all slacking so I guess I'll say it - "that'll buff right out" :D

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by ER757
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 8646

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

AF's re-indrocuced service from CDG started today, flight was about 30 minutes late arriving - they got the water cannon salute and the whole works. There was quite a crowd of spotters at the park just above the north employee parking lot - I got some shots but they were not up to A.Net standards. G...

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by ER757
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3401

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

They sure seem to have a lot of people running scared, super defensive, and saying some idiotic things Speaking of "saying some idiotic things", I hope nobody missed this: Rick Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rick-santorum-stu...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4182

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Kenmore Air in Washington State - seaplanes from Kenmore, WA on the north shore of Lake Washington - they also fly from Lake Union in Seattle to/from the San Juan Islands and to Victoria

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by ER757
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 154
Views: 3949

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

Do not know where you hail from so can't comment on your local regulations, but the traffic laws here will let you temporarily exceed the speed limit when passing in the situation above, so no, I am NOT advocating not following the rules. What it the problem then, the car will do the same thing, sa...

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by ER757
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16171

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

Just beautiful! I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph this magnificent aircraft as she was on approach to KBFI near the end of her final flight ever. While I never flew on Concorde, I did get to see it take off at the Osh Kosh fly-in one year just shortly after a thunderstorm had rolled th...

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by ER757
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 154
Views: 3949

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

I'm on a two lane road - guy in front driving slowly, I pass in a legal passing zone, speed up to over the posted limit to get past him and back into my lane before oncoming traffic is too close. So you want self-driving cars to not follow rules ? Again, no guy in front driving slowly but a self-dr...

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by ER757
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 154
Views: 3949

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

There will always be a need for a human in the driver's seat IMO - whether they are constantly monitoring the situation or not. Top of my head examples of when manual over-ride would be handy Guy in the lane next to me is driving erratically - I think I'll speed up to get past him, or slow down beca...

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by ER757
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13061

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

At least Newsweek had the good taste to use a photo of an aircraft in MU's old, less awful livery :smile:

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by ER757
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA now wants food out of bags for inspection?
Replies: 35
Views: 2319

Re: TSA now wants food out of bags for inspection?

So like each slide of lunch meat, cheese and bread laid out separately in the bins?? In case you are hiding mustard between the slices I guess.... In Chicago they're looking for ketchup on hot dogs because only terrorists put ketchup on hot dogs... :rotfl: Being a transplanted Chicagoan, I can trul...

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by ER757
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Growing Up: Toys "R" Us is shuddering its US and UK stores for good
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Growing Up: Toys "R" Us is shuddering its US and UK stores for good

I worked at one store part-time over a holiday season after I had just bought my first house in order to earn some extra cash to buy new furniture for the place. Worked three evenings during the week after my regular job, along with Saturday. The managers were so happy to have a reliable, responsibl...

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by ER757
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 49
Views: 12754

Re: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?

skipness1E wrote:
Does the 78J have the dimmable windows?

Yes, that's standard on the 787 across the fleet

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by ER757
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him
Replies: 92
Views: 3001

Re: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him

Here is a shock to no one at all: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/cia-director-pompeo-russia-spies/index.html From the article ... Pompeo once again warned that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 US midterm elections ..." And he met with Russian spies. Just to play devils advoca...

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by ER757
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Discharges Gun in Class - Injuring Student during Gun Safety Demo
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Teacher Discharges Gun in Class - Injuring Student during Gun Safety Demo

Exhibit A of why arming teachers is a monumentally stupid idea.

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by ER757
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student walkouts over 2nd Ammendment
Replies: 59
Views: 1482

Re: Student walkouts over 2nd Ammendment

All over the country students are walking out of class to protest our most important god given right, the 2nd amendment. These kids should should face severe corrective action up to expulsion from school. You really should have stated "SARCASM" at the end of your post - from the looks of ...

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by ER757
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stephen Hawking has died - 76 yrs old
Replies: 21
Views: 860

Re: Stephen Hawking has died - 76 yrs old

A brilliant mind for sure. The most amazing and inspiring thing about him was that he persevered and accomplished so much while dealing with a debilitating disease. That was truly superhuman. Seems fitting that he passed away on Pi day.

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by ER757
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2097

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

LIH - love the views of the Kauai Lagoons golf course on approach and I feel very much "in Hawaii" as soon as I step outside the enclosed portion of the terminal into the open air baggage claim area. On departure, I've rarely encountered any lines to speak of at check-in or going through s...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: George W Bush on Trump: "Sorta makes me look good doesn't it?"
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: George W Bush on Trump: "Sorta makes me look good doesn't it?"

It does and I also laughed when I heard it. The W.H. was not a Palace of Intrigue and confusion under G. W. Bush and he was a pleasant funny man. Not so this one. He has not made me laugh even one time. A shit stirrer for a leader. I doubt many citizens Iraq would share your opinion of GWB - what's...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 1844

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

My personal bet is that simple life is common, multicellular life with information processing capabilities akin to a brain is rare. Look how long it took life on earth to evolve from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, then to multicellular life, then to oxygen-producing life, then to animals. Each step was...

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by ER757
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 58
Views: 2074

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

While I am firmly NOT a Trump fan, if this meeting takes place and if both of these overgrown children can remain civil towards one another and get something accomplished, I will be first in line to offer my congrats to the POTUS. I'll already give him props for agreeing to this meeting. Now, maybe ...

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by ER757
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 1844

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

LockheedBBD wrote:
For all we know, life on earth as we know it may have started from organic material on a meteor that hit the earth from a source already containing life.

Yes, panspermia as it is called is a pretty popular theory regarding the origins of life on Earth.

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by ER757
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95465

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Congrats to HA and Boeing - what a beautiful sight these birds will be. I have long thought the 787 was the perfect plane for HA, glad they came around to the same line of thinking :smile:
Now dear HA - please, please, PLEASE fly them to SEA! :pray:

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by ER757
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sandwich
Replies: 75
Views: 2034

Re: The correct sandwich

For my money, it would be pretty hard to improve upon the Rueben. Except for one that I used to get some 30 years ago when living in the Chicago area. There was a little pizza shop near work that we used to order from on Friday nights. They would do a classic Italian beef sandwich (those of you from...

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by ER757
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 1844

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

This is a subject that has intrigued me for most of my life. While I am very confident life exists elsewhere, we have to take into account how truly unique the circumstances are here on Earth that allowed life to take hold and flourish. The fact that we have a large moon that stabilizes the tilt of ...

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by ER757
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump is misquoting Fox News to lie to the public,
Replies: 30
Views: 884

Re: Trump is misquoting Fox News to lie to the public,

"I did not have sex with that woman" Bill Clinton If you're going to quote him, do so accurately. By doing that, it makes his actual statement more of an outright lie. He said: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." If he had said "I did not have sex" as yo...

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