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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Their internal documents showed they knew it was problematic, but they continued pushing for more sales anyway. That's just plain irresponsible - and unethical. I agree with that. What I don't agree with is making the pharmaceutical company 100% responsible and make prescribing doctors 0% responsib...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

I'm another one for Hans Zimmer.

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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

I feel mixed. I don't really feel like they should be bankrupted just because of human's affinity to oxycodone/acetaminophen (Oxycontin), but their sales employees pushing it to doctors (who should have known better themselves) is VERY problematic. Their internal documents showed they knew it was p...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17200

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

These covidiots need to die off. Science-based people like moi who use protections are sick of them...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

I feel mixed. I don't really feel like they should be bankrupted just because of human's affinity to oxycodone/acetaminophen (Oxycontin), but their sales employees pushing it to doctors (who should have known better themselves) is VERY problematic.

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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6712

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I'm sorry who and why should I care?

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7086

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I had to break out some good champagne last night. Haha, these MAGAts always make me laugh. And Caitlyn Jenner with 52,000 votes? Girl go home. :rotfl:

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by Pellegrine
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?
Replies: 38
Views: 6879

Re: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?

Some of the information presented here is post-747SP. Many times the 747SP stopped at UTN/FAUP Upington on flights to London and Zurich.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Government NTU BBJ 747-8
Replies: 12
Views: 6975

Re: Saudi Government NTU BBJ 747-8

I think it is more of an legal issue who pick up the tab. The original intended owner died before or when the customisation work was on-going. The new buyer, if any, would most probably need to absorb the extra cost. This would have made it less desirable. Saudi Royal Family has a knack in letting ...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2836

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I was in high school in DC, my dad worked on the hill. My family knew a lot of people who work in DC & NYC, still do. The experience was a bit different if you actually lived in NYC, DC, or NOVA. Someone came in the classroom and turned on the TV and most of us including the teachers stood/sat t...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17374

Re: Texas abortion law

And people say the Taliban doesn't respect women... These fundamentalist evangelicals in the Texas GOP don't respect women either. All they want to do is control them. Pro-life, yeah right. What a backwards state.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Did anyone see the GTK Rossiya IL-62 on FR24 yesterday? Was coming in at FL350 from the north-west and then disappeared from coverage at Afghanistan border. I assume was headed for Kabul. Reg was RA-86496. Also have seen two IL-76s departing KBL on RT’s airport webcam. Too far away to be able to te...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Did anyone see the GTK Rossiya IL-62 on FR24 yesterday? Was coming in at FL350 from the north-west and then disappeared from coverage at Afghanistan border. I assume was headed for Kabul. Reg was RA-86496. Also have seen two IL-76s departing KBL on RT’s airport webcam. Too far away to be able to te...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q3 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 6762

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q3 2021

This is such bad policy. I really hope a lawsuit comes from this before it starts and stops it in its tracks. Why is it such a bad policy? :confused: Without getting too personal, I've done frontline work for DL in ATL and other cities. The pay is barely a living wage for most. Pivoting for just a ...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q3 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 6762

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q3 2021

Looks like Delta is getting serious about the vaccine. Brings a real number to what unvaccinated people cost companies. Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessa...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://fr24.com/NCR420/28dc0d23
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First Afghan refugee ac is wheels up SOF-IAD. A332 N819CA.

N8420 from Sofia https://fr24.com/NCR420/28dc0d23

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by Pellegrine
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Maybe a stupid question, but who is flying the Mil Mi-17 helicopters at KBL? FR24 is showing that it landed 2 hours ago. The helicopter active over KBL today was N243XX, so USA registered. What I could find online is that they were bought by the US Army for the Afghan Army. But the main question is...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

ORD-DEL,SFO-DEL have been diverted to SHJ , Interestingly UA,EWR-BOM is right on middle of Kazakh airspace trailed by UA ORD-DEL which just entered Kazakh airspace and highly doubt that EWR-BOM would be diverted to DEL owing to extra range and fuel since the afghan airspace has to avoided anyway UA...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

ORD-DEL,SFO-DEL have been diverted to SHJ , Interestingly UA,EWR-BOM is right on middle of Kazakh airspace trailed by UA ORD-DEL which just entered Kazakh airspace and highly doubt that EWR-BOM would be diverted to DEL owing to extra range and fuel since the afghan airspace has to avoided anyway UA...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

LGAMXT wrote:
Whos C130 is making a u turn over turbat pakistan?


N3796B Tepper Aviation, supposedly CIA-linked.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Pellegrine wrote:
True true. AI126 (77W ORD-DEL) looks headed toward Mashhad, Iran now. It will be interesting to see where they will land. I can't imagine them having enough fuel for that much of a detour.


AI126 diverting to SHJ/Sharjah, UAE.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Confirmed USAF no fly zone? There's no NOTAM or release yet. Also a US State Dept Dash 8-300 just took off and turned north. TK707 (77W) is taxiing to runway 29 right now. I mean they could authorize people to enter and exit. I’m just surprise AI turned so Late. They clearly weren’t intending too. ...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Air India 126, ORD-DEL just make a 180 degree turn before entering Afghan airspace, seems to be going around it via Iran, maybe they will have to land somewhere before reaching Delhi. I read that TK sent today a B77W (THY97E). it is the first international flight to land in a while, must be on grou...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

32andBelow wrote:
Look at the huge turn AI126 just took.


I'm guessing AI ops got themselves together after AI104 crossed into Afghan airspace at the same place.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

DLASFlyer wrote:
There are no longer any flights airborne over Afghanistan on FR24.


AI104 IAD-DEL just entered Afghan airspace NNE of Mazar-e-Sharif. Foolish IMO, they should have routed over east Tajikistan, crossed the little handle of Afghanistan, and gone direct ISB-LHE-DEL.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188573

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://safeairspace.net/afghanistan/ All current notices and NOTAMs are listed. UK/France/Canada: No overflight under FL250/260 Germany: No overflight under FL330 (probably the most sensible considering mountainous terrain) US: No overflight under FL260 except for ops to/from OAKB/Kabul Of course a...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16496

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://youtu.be/ZUrHdwdZyWc This structural engineer knows what he's talking about, and it is fascinating. A channel called Building Integrity on YT. I've watched every single one of his Surfside videos. Especially since the latest video, I cannot walk by a concrete structure without checking for ...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16496

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://youtu.be/ZUrHdwdZyWc

This structural engineer knows what he's talking about, and it is fascinating. A channel called Building Integrity on YT.
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https://youtu.be/ZUrHdwdZyWc

This structural engineer knows what he's talking about, and it is fascinating. A channel called Building Integrity on YT.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2244

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

I suspect the US and the Five Eyes will be quietly forever operating in Afghanistan...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16496

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

This was likely the best way to deal with a bad situation. There was too much danger in letting the remaining part of the structure to continue to stand for those searching for the remains of those buried under the original rubble as well as those persons in and to the adjacent structures. The grim...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16496

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

The video shows sequence of collapse of the Champlain Towers South is simulated with a possible explanation for the failure illustrated. On 24 Jun 2021 the Champlain South Tower collapsed at 1:15am. This is a 12 storey 126 unit condominium building in Miami Florida. It was built in 1981. The 3D ani...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16496

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Condo residents are often noted for unwillingness to pay for needed maintenance. Sometimes we don't need to blame the federal, state, or local government. Sometimes, as per Cassius to Brutus, the fault does not lie in the stars. I have had people in our condo complaining about the cost for needed r...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food Fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Re: Fast food Fish

There used to be a place about a mile from me that did seared Ahi tuna burgers. I cried when they removed them from the menu.

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by Pellegrine
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16496

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Don’t live in a condo or HOA, rare where I am fortunately. Don't live in an old, poorly maintained condo over 2 stories. Condos are very tricky tbh. In some areas of the country the can be decent investments if new enough...I wouldnt buy a 40 yo condo anywhere. The only old buildings that hold up a...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 8586

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

Your doctor is an idiot. Find a new doctor. Something similar happened to me years ago with PrEP. I didn't listen to what that fool said. I went and got a new doctor.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 17
Views: 1903

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

The hotel itself is a dump. It could have so much potential if the money was pumped into it and raised to a 4 star hotel. I stayed there once and it was dire. :checkmark: . I stayed there back in the 70's, and it wasn't much better then. I stayed there in 2003 as a convenience to others and it was ...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2565

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: 1233

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: 170
Views: 14199

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: 1233

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: 130
Views: 14400

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: 32715

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: 26083

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: 6396

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: 6396

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: 26083

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: 26083

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: 26083

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: 426
Views: 78018

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: 26083

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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