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by Pellegrine
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

I think this woman's behavior, both when she called the police to report the incident, and today when she's suing her former employer, embodies white privilege at its worst. Franklin Templeton says they will vigorously defend themselves.....and I hope Franklin Templeton's lawyers DEMOLISH this raci...

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by Pellegrine
Thu May 27, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing

His dodge was pathetic - 'customers got any refunds that were requested' - why not make them AUTOMATIC (like the fees are)? As Warren pointed out, hardly would affect their net performance. IKR? Banking. US did put pretty good overdraft controls some years ago though, I forget the year right now. B...

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by Pellegrine
Thu May 27, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7285

Re: China and biological warfare story

Some things to remember are: -If a lab were involved (say Wuhan Virology Institute), they could have gotten the SARS-Cov-2 virus from nature. People are speculating about that cave in southern China. Just because it possibly came from a lab does not mean it came from nature first. People are still c...

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by Pellegrine
Thu May 27, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Big Bank CEOs Cover Tracks At Senate Hearing

Color me surprised - America's big bank CEOs tried to tout their pandemic assistance for customers and ability to weather the storm (shock!) at a Senate hearing earlier today. What they got instead was a lot of consternation from senators of both parties that banks have observably done very little ...

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by Pellegrine
Thu May 27, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 111
Views: 8649

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Moderna in February. 1st shot. Slight soreness around injection site. 2nd shot. Fatigue and soreness of upper arm. I've never before had a reaction from a vaccine. I'm glad I got Moderna. In DC you didn't have a choice Moderna/Pfizer. They didn't approve J&J at first. I know people in Virginia w...

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by Pellegrine
Tue May 25, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26569

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

This is very "wow" and all, and the US attempted something like this with Snowden in 2013...only it was a presidential aircraft, not a civilian one. Additionally, the countries involved denied airspace, instead of forcing to land (essentially forcing you to land within a certain perimeter ...

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by Pellegrine
Sat May 22, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

At the end of the day, how many Israelis or Zionists would stand up and say I would like to be treated like a Palestinian. None. Just like in America how no white people would stand up and say, "I would like to be treated like a Black person today." Young Americans are calling out bad tre...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4302

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Yes, I'm a shareholder.... If a quirky rocket builder can crack some jokes and crypto currencies are crashing by 15 or even 30%, then it's nothing I would ever consider to put my money in. End thread Seriously. Retail investor tools are a fantastic addition to the marketplace. Retail investors them...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 21, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4302

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Update. The whole crypto market is taking a huge dump. I foolishly pulled out of ethereum and paid a fee. I got back in to it with another fee this morning and went down even more. I then converted it to USDC, USD Coin, a crypto that is always 1:1 with the USD. I'm gonna ride out the storm with tha...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 21, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

At the end of the day, how many Israelis or Zionists would stand up and say I would like to be treated like a Palestinian. None. Just like in America how no white people would stand up and say, "I would like to be treated like a Black person today." These people know inequality exists. Ask...

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by Pellegrine
Sun May 16, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Why the hell is the US involved in this conflict Some nonsense about Israel being the only democracy in the "Middle East", and why that is important. Say the wrong words and jewish interests will be all over you worse than the GunFans. Career Termination. This is getting traction as a sha...

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by Pellegrine
Sat May 15, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

stl07 wrote:
Why the hell is the US involved in this conflict


Some nonsense about Israel being the only democracy in the "Middle East", and why that is important.

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by Pellegrine
Sat May 15, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 42299

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

Interesting note from TPG article "American’s managing director of DCA operations, Radney Robertson, told TPG that along with the new concourse, the carrier will upgauge all regional flying to two-cabin aircraft, such as the 65 seat CRJ-700, and 76-seat CRJ-900 and Embraer E175." This mea...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 14, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Rocket launches being reported from southern Lebanon. https://twitter.com/newsisrael13/status/1392911577586749443 Let this escalate into full on war and let the fight be on two fronts. Netanyahu will be corking out the champagne when that happens. They just bought themselves a couple decades or so ...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 14, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4302

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

LOL how long before the pumpers and pushers all over the internet realize they just helped Musk get himself out of a slump? I made a ton of money exclusively trading off Musk's tweets, something I haven't done since Jim Cramer was white hot many years ago on CNBC. I'm talking though about people wh...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 14, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4302

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Meanwhile, approximately two months after investing $1 billion in Bitcoin, Tesla says they will suspend accepting the currency due to energy consumption concerns. Draw your own conclusions. LOL how long before the pumpers and pushers all over the internet realize they just helped Musk get himself o...

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 14, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

https://twitter.com/newsisrael13/status ... 7586749443


Let this escalate into full on war and let the fight be on two fronts.
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B717fan wrote:
Rocket launches being reported from southern Lebanon.
https://twitter.com/newsisrael13/status ... 7586749443


Let this escalate into full on war and let the fight be on two fronts.

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by Pellegrine
Fri May 14, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Stop illegally kicking people out of their own homes and land then. And none of this, they were not a people to begin with, or they are gods people. Jews were wrongly, badly perscuted for well, almost forever. But they are now doing to others what happened to them. I just don't get it. No the pales...

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by Pellegrine
Thu May 13, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Why embargo a country that has to defend itself from outside countries promoting rocket attacks? Stop illegally kicking people out of their own homes and land then. And none of this, they were not a people to begin with, or they are gods people. Jews were wrongly, badly perscuted for well, almost f...

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by Pellegrine
Tue May 11, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20384

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Maybe Israeli Government should stop flouting international law, creating interior apartheid states, and opposing any solution to the matter. Maybe they should stop killing innocents and removing people from holy sites during Ramadan, Eid is tomorrow. They should be sanctioned, just as South Africa'...

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by Pellegrine
Mon May 10, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2511

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Pellegrine wrote:
and Florida has ONE midstream connection for refined oil products from the Gulf Coast region as a spur off the major pipeline in Georgia...good luck with that.


Hmm... AFAIK the Florida spur is open, the rest of the pipeline...

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by Pellegrine
Mon May 10, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7285

Re: China and biological warfare story

Or, shaving with Occams Razor. When there was an outbreak of mailed anthrax within 30 miles of Fort Deatrick, suspicions rightly turned on to Fort Deatrick. However, in this case, the standard of reasonable suspicion seems closer to absolute proof. Suspicions did not rightly turn on Ft. Detrick unt...

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by Pellegrine
Mon May 10, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7285

Re: China and biological warfare story

If you want to implicate the Wuhan Institute, then you need positive proof, not just the fact that there's an institute for virology in the city where the outbreak was first recognized. That's just begging the question. Or, shaving with Occams Razor. When there was an outbreak of mailed anthrax wit...

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by Pellegrine
Mon May 10, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3736

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Aaron747 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
texdravid wrote:
. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.
I hope you own an Apple computer or the irony of this post is just too rich.


Some of us run Windows on our Macs - we’re
a confused lot :lol:


Very confused. I love building Windows or Linux PC, wish I could a Mac lol.

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by Pellegrine
Mon May 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4378

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Who?

(That's exactly how important that person is.)

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by Pellegrine
Mon May 10, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

If it's really long and straight it could make a bomb ass indoor racetrack.

Artists studios and gallery/museum spaces.

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by Pellegrine
Sun May 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have a tablet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2059

Re: Do you have a tablet?

Never. Gonna buy one just to put in my treadmill's tablet holder because I like to watch news and listen to music at the same time while doing cardio.

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by Pellegrine
Thu May 06, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 91
Views: 18154

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Why all this hullabaloo about the A321XLR RCT, when Airbus went through the same thing with the A340-500? They developed a satisfactory solution for that one...

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by Pellegrine
Wed May 05, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7819

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD

I'd love to try it! Interesting schedule for someone like me based in IAD: IAD-JFK-DSS-JFK-IAD.

I still miss the DKR airport, if only for the scenery.

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by Pellegrine
Sun May 02, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2511

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

To be honest, people have been fleeing the north (and now Cali) and high taxes for a while, the ones that jump on the Trump bandwagon...his followers...I say good riddance. Enjoy that infrastructure in Florida and Texas. You know where the electricity goes out, hurricanes hit - combined with sub-pa...

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by Pellegrine
Sun May 02, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2511

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

:D :D :D :D :D All in good fun. I have DAS, not TDS. Deplorable Avoidance Syndrome. I avoid the basket of deplorables. The problem with these redneck, hillbilly, country folk in these podunk towns is that they chose to hitch their ride onto a racist, misogynist grifter from New York...with a little ...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2511

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

To be honest, people have been fleeing the north (and now Cali) and high taxes for a while, the ones that jump on the Trump bandwagon...his followers...I say good riddance. Enjoy that infrastructure in Florida and Texas. You know where the electricity goes out, hurricanes hit - combined with sub-par...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19556

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Braybuddy wrote:
Pellegrine wrote:
You rhink people don't snap everyday and kill someone or assault someone? That's why these people are in prison.

Of course. These situations are always tragic, and completely different from premeditated murder.


Well, I agree with you there.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2006

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Businesses that aren't able to attract workers should rethink their base rates. The free market works with labor too... Exactly. These businesses already offer sub-par wages, requiring federal intervention with SNAP, SSI, etc. They need to get with it and pay their workers better, treat them better...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19556

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

My own take on it: I don't believe the officer deliberately set out to kill the guy. Looks like he had a difficult case on his hands, got frustrated and snapped. Sad for everyone involved. You rhink people don't snap everyday and kill someone or assault someone? That's why these people are in prison.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2006

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

caliboy93 wrote:
How about we pay people to get vaccinated? Is that a good strategy?


Frankly, make it a condition of the 4th US stimulus.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24065

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

I still like personal IFE, unfortunately I'm an AA FF.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4652

Re: Prince Philip has died

It was a great service, very touching.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3061

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I think men need to start learning how to throw glasses and plates, and go to a junkyard and take a baseball bat to a car. Do that. And see a therapist. There are actually businesses specifically for that. They're called Rage Rooms. Yeah I've seen some of those videos, never knew what it was called...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

Uh yeah. As long as oil is worth what it is in the quantities the world economy requires, the US-Saudi alliance will stand. A few thousand families needing justice just is not enough to risk the total collapse of oil production through instability. (Think Libya) Sorry for them, "it's just busi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1701

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I've long thought that the SAT was a lousy metric due to it's theoretical nature, which can provide a disadvantage to those whose aptitudes lie elsewhere. I always struggled with standardized tests in school if for no other reason there wasn't much of a practical application, so why am I sitting he...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

Uh yeah. As long as oil is worth what it is in the quantities the world economy requires, the US-Saudi alliance will stand. A few thousand families needing justice just is not enough to risk the total collapse of oil production through instability. (Think Libya) Sorry for them, "it's just busin...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3061

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I think men need to start learning how to throw glasses and plates, and go to a junkyard and take a baseball bat to a car. Do that.

And see a therapist.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1701

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I was having this discussion with an old college buddy of mine today who also studied aero/astro engineering with me ages ago. He was upset telling me how now "dumb" kids with low SAT scores but artificially good grades will get into elite schools and they'll be "coddled" to sta...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1701

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I've long thought that the SAT was a lousy metric due to it's theoretical nature, which can provide a disadvantage to those whose aptitudes lie elsewhere. I always struggled with standardized tests in school if for no other reason there wasn't much of a practical application, so why am I sitting he...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 12999

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Maybe these people should stay home and stop spreading pestilence.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12203

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

That is not a feasible option for someone with gun warrants. So, you let him go....home, to retrieve his gun. And he knows the police are after him. That will end well, right? Of course not....that would put everyone else (including his own family) in danger. You can't just let criminals go. Sure i...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 42299

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

USAirALB wrote:
Disappointed to see Founding Farmers is no longer going to be opening an outlet on the concourse. IIRC they were one of the original tenants announced.


I just hope Legal Seafoods opens back up.....

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 42299

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

It's media day for the New North Concourse at DCA. Lots of photos of the space on twitter: https://twitter.com/AugensteinWTOP/status/1382701471762939917 https://twitter.com/AdamTuss/status/1382698870740807691 https://twitter.com/SweeneyABC/status/1382725502109167619 Looks amazing. I can't wait to f...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12203

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

How do you de-escalate someone who won't be taken into custody because they know with warrants they are going to jail? How do you de-escalate this person who jumps in his car and guns it and drags a police officer and puts the others in danger? I am seeing a lot of posts here that are code for just...

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