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by Pellegrine
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 68
Views: 2074

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

It's problematic that there's an arrest warrant out for him, and that he was shot while attempting to flee. This is not George Floyd who was killed under restraint . That's not problematic at all. This was an extrajudicial killing. The warrant could have been for anything as simple as missing a pay...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 126
Views: 6821

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Afro-Americans are 'Feeling The Helplessness'. Even if they co-operate with the law-enforcers, they know for sure that 'Death Is Coming At The Hands Of The Police Officers' on duty that given day. "Afro-Americans" :? :? :? Felt comfortable calling them this way rather than calling them as...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 126
Views: 6821

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

aerosreenivas wrote:
Afro-Americans are 'Feeling The Helplessness'. Even if they co-operate with the law-enforcers, they know for sure that 'Death Is Coming At The Hands Of The Police Officers' on duty that given day.


"Afro-Americans" :? :? :?

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19275

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

It would not have been due to JFK being "prone to delays". It was a routing you requested that typically isn't available for sale at the time and so they sold you two segments independent of each other. I bought the CX flight from CX, so I was really rolling the dice I guess. It's kind of...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 54
Views: 1837

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

One year, I was showing some of my out of town friends the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall. We were drinking before hand and walked from one of their houses in Capitol Hill DC to the mall, and then were walking back, We got a bit confused walking back and ended up in the capitol grounds i...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 54
Views: 1837

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

I was the designated driver for some of my friends, and we were bar hopping in Logan & Dupont Circles, NW DC. I pull up to a parking space on 23rd St. and put my car in reverse to park in the parallel parking space, and a Park Police officer cane up behind me lights flashing. He came so close to...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 126
Views: 6821

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. I don't think he is going to get a pass, but not convicted on the top count. In your eyes, Justice isn't blind, and that is a sad thing. Justice is NEVER blind. Why do you think rich people who can afford the best criminal defense lawyers get off lighter than p...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 126
Views: 6821

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Well the MN police killed another unarmed Black man last night, only miles from where George Floyd was murdered and the trial is taking place now. There's going to be riots if that pig bastard is set free. Mob rule, eh? People are angry at the status quo for good reason. There is no recourse. These...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 126
Views: 6821

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Well the MN police killed another unarmed Black man last night, only miles from where George Floyd was murdered and the trial is taking place now. There's going to be riots if that pig bastard is set free.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 104
Views: 6881

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

16 is actually legal in the vast majority of states. 16/17 is a gray area at best in this country at the national level. For example, NY state was sending 16 year olds to adult jails like Riker's for having sex with each other until fairly recently (juvenile court ended at 16, but age of consent is...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19275

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

JFK isn't really meant to be a transfer airport. It's a massive O&D station though DL and B6 obviously do flow connections over it given the significant footprint they each have there. AA hasn't really considered JFK a connecting hub for years, at least since the merger with US. JFK for AA is a...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19275

Re: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

washingtonflyer wrote:
AA's policy is not to interline bags if they are separate record locators. They really won't even interline bags that are both on AA metal. This has been happening for about five years now.


Gotcha, I didn't really know.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 104
Views: 6881

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Q: "Save our children from pedophiles!" Also Q: "Wait not him he's MAGA. Save our children from liberal pedophiles only!" It's the same playbook as ever from the far right: Gaslight, Obstruct, Project. The latest article only ties Gaetz to 18 years old and only Greenberg to a 17...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Legalize all of it and treat like alcohol. No drugs in the system while driving, at work, etc. Other than that, take as much as you want. If it kills you, well that's fine too. No more hand hiding from the government. You should be able to put whatever you want into your body. But you must live wit...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Financial Question / Input
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: Financial Question / Input

If you have a good payment history with your CCs the first thing I would do is ask them to lower your interest rates.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19275

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Have you ever been to JFK? It's got to be one of the worst transfer hubs in the world. It doesn't have airside connections between terminals. That means having to go through security again if you're connecting to a flight in a different terminal. Considering that security screenings have been requi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19275

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Have you ever been to JFK? It's got to be one of the worst transfer hubs in the world. It doesn't have airside connections between terminals. That means having to go through security again if you're connecting to a flight in a different terminal. Considering that security screenings have been requi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 132
Views: 17040

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Thank goodness. I'm happy with the A380s staying 20 more years.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19275

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Have you ever been to JFK? It's got to be one of the worst transfer hubs in the world. It doesn't have airside connections between terminals. That means having to go through security again if you're connecting to a flight in a different terminal. Considering that security screenings have been requi...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 104
Views: 6881

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

johnboy wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
Human garbage turns out to be human garbage. Knock me over with a feather. Lynn Cheney must be cackling somewhere on her broom.


Honey, Ms. Liz Cheney has broken the seal on that rarest bourbon in the ranch.

Trust.


Pappy Van Winkle :razz:

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by Pellegrine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 3907

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

One thing that annoys me is when people use one instance of crime in my city to bolster their political views. I've seen a lot of this on Twitter. Like, all that stuff about cutting taxes, giving a marriage tax credit (LOL), removing the minimum wage (???), and more aggressive policing are bunk. Th...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 3907

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

One thing that annoys me is when people use one instance of crime in my city to bolster their political views. I've seen a lot of this on Twitter. Like, all that stuff about cutting taxes, giving a marriage tax credit (LOL), removing the minimum wage (???), and more aggressive policing are bunk. Tha...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 3907

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

I saw one video where the man recording was 2 feet from the car. It's kind of lame he didn't intervene. Those were two little girls. Video is important evidence, but some people today would watch a car run over a newborn and post it online rather than getting the baby out of the street. :boggled:

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by Pellegrine
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 3907

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

That was terrible. I wish he let go of the stupid car. Maybe he couldn't...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 114
Views: 8204

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I'm glad I got Moderna. It has a much higher mRNA load than Pfizer/BioNTech. The J&J/Janssen vaccine (weakened human adenovirus viral-vector) is much less effective overall, but it does have a very high effectiveness of preventing hospitalization and mortality. People can also have developed iim...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13072

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Two more mass shootings Friday night: Virginia Beach, VA - 10 shot, 2 dead (I think that includes the perpetrator) https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/shooting-reported-at-oceanfront-late-friday-large-police-presence/ Philadelphia, PA - 7 shot https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/0...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13072

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Face it, the only reason many care about mass shootings is that they might happen in their neighborhood. Whatever happens to "those people" in the ghetto is really of no concern to them. They may preach about it, but they don't want to get their hands dirty. That's exactly why the Parklan...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13072

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It would require background checks. Like looking at police records of who has been in contact with law enforcement for things like domestic disturbances or multiple DUIs. Republicans seem to have a mistrust and hatred for mental health care. They also do not want gun safety at all. They would rathe...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13072

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It's always easy to blame the family, when you shut down access to social and medical issues that could have helped them out. Medical and mental care in this country comes at a steep prices, and it not available to all. The easiest thing here would have been laws on background checks, waiting perio...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13072

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It’s a money problem. Good access to mental health care is only possible with a healthy bank account. Sure, you can go to a county institution, but the doctors there see too many patients and they just put you on medication and then you’re on your own again. We can’t prioritize access to regular he...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 3873

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: They should sign a bill funding a few more hospitals, ERs, and urgent care centers. What a joke of a state.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 20316

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

100%. It’s the shareholder value focus. Like I don’t understand the obsession. They have the talent, they just need the re focus like you’ve pointed out It won't happen, but the solution to Boeing's problems would be if Warren Buffet / Berkshire Hathaway were to buy them. Mr. Buffet is a strong bel...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 58
Views: 8440

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

I wish AA would do SRQ-MIA so I could connect to the Carib easier when I'm down in SRQ. Guess I'll still be riding to Tampa first.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 1914

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

I'm a big fan of GE Reveal bulbs. On paper they're about 2,900k but in practice they're not at all yellowish. They have either a filter or different ratio of colored LEDs inside to take out certain hues and it makes colors "pop" much better. We switched out all the bulbs and had some frie...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 1914

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

Dimmer switches are the bomb. Like having them in the bedroom and living area. Generally for interiors I prefer beiges, greys, and anything darkwood for flooring is just wonderful. I'm not getting on you but for everyone's into there is a difference between light intensity, subtractive color, addit...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 1914

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

Mine are LED that can change. Generally 5500K graduating down to 3500K past sunset. Always 4500-5500K in my office, even when working at night. 4500-5500K you like it super bright, I find light that bright gives me a headache. A lot of fish processing factories have 8000k lighting, and now the engi...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 46534

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Can anyone comment to the predicted cruise climb profile of the 777X? Because the 77L/77W cruise low, especially when with a heavy payload...even towards the end of a flight.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 1914

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

Dimmer switches are the bomb. Like having them in the bedroom and living area. Generally for interiors I prefer beiges, greys, and anything darkwood for flooring is just wonderful. I'm not getting on you but for everyone's into there is a difference between light intensity, subtractive color, addit...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Total Apathy
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: Total Apathy

Give yourself a break. You're in one of the stages of grief. Honestly.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 1914

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

Mine are LED that can change. Generally 5500K graduating down to 3500K past sunset. Always 4500-5500K in my office, even when working at night.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is an Ethernet Cable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2239

Re: What Is an Ethernet Cable?

Sounds like a Gen Z'er. It personally irks the hell out of me when people confuse/mix the terms wi-fi, cable internet, internet connection, fiber, router, switch, modem. All they know is "wi-fi". I still have desktops in my house connected with ethernet and expensive switchgear because I w...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18303

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Yeah, I wanna know the exact route this aircraft takes.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16325

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

If progressives are that hung up on not being able to give tax-payer money to rich people or those whose finances have been unaffected by the pandemic I’d say their priorities are out of whack. If you’re still employed and make $80K plus per year, you should not be getting stimulus dollars...but ag...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16325

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

I agree and I'm a progressive liberal, but definitely not a leftist. All this focus on stimulus checks....which should phase out right above 50k IMO, but why isn't there much focus on the unemployed, long-term unemployed, back to work programs, etc? Someone making 75k who never lost their job and t...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4099

Re: User's rides

My DC rides:
2004 GMC Yukon Denali
2020 Range Rover LWB Autobiography
2007 Benz SL65 AMG
2006 Benz CL65 AMG
1998 Ferrari F355 GTS F1

Usually drive or get driven in the Range; I haul art with the Denali.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16325

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Biden is breaking a campaign promise here. He promised everyone $2000 checks, and now putting more and more caps on this is going to mean less and less money that people need. Bad Bad idea. And here we have the GOP lie machine moving again. 2000 checks were promised while we all awaited the 600 che...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6245

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

This is so cringe for me because I liked him as a government personality during COVID, and I actually know the third woman casually and I saw her IG story before it hit the news. :boggled: :yuck:

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by Pellegrine
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1099
Views: 156461

Re: AA adding seasonal SBA-ORD

Love it! I can get to Montecito from DC so much easier!

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by Pellegrine
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 196
Views: 31579

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Sounds similar to what the A340-500 went through with its RCT.

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