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Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 69
Views: 8481

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Yup - BUT I've talked to a few navy pilots and they all seem to be in agreement that the desert sequence as well as the diamond formation are all real, and most likely performed by current or former Blue Angels Navy hornet drivers. They were pretty shocked at the footage and are psyched for the mov...

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7576

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

The OP is missing the deeper point: whilst overall cargo revenues are minimal compared to total company revenues, the YIELD is significant. As with Charter flying, it's not a major part of total ASMs, but the margins are significant and important. DL in particular has the Delta DASH product, and man...

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11528

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Well, certainly some solid numbers there for UA. Couple things stick out to me, that weren't really mentioned yet. * The operation itself has really become much, much better. Greatly improved ontime and reliability. Fundamentals--run a good airline, be punctual, good things happen. * Someone correct...

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4736

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

But on a serious note, I don’t know anyone who would actually dream about killing another human being. Sure, there are sick people that probably do. But, these guards that patrol Area 51 are subject to some of the most rigorous background/psychiatric/personality testing on the planet. They are the ...

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4736

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Don't be so melodramatic, "act of war", com'on. these are civilians with a curious mind. "curious mind", LOL. I'm curious about Kelley Ripa naked but.... Really? She is pushing 50 :lol: She also looks anorexic. Hard pass. But I'm all for these idiots "storming" Area 51...

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

Newsflash gang...ALL MSM outlets are biased. Some to greater degrees and to more inflammatory means than others, but that depends on the issue, the time of day, the ratings...

Stop being dupes and wake up.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14628

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Mike Boyd loves himself a whole lotta Mike Boyd.

Good grief.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 66
Views: 3195

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Are you going there to commit terrorism {the reason to those beheadings)? Surely I would think that the same thing is going to occur in America if you do harm while visiting there right? Especially in Texas... Did you just try to justify the most brutal, ruthless and extremist regime's murderous ac...

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6124

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

They a) consider themselves devout muslims b) you say it isn´t part of Islam, hence they are c) "no true muslims" ... I said killing of civilians is un-Islamic. You made the "no true Scotsman" association. Just because one argument fits a fallacy doesn't mean it is actually a fa...

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Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6124

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

People killed, tortured, mutilated in the name of religions from you think religion hasn’t anything to do with it. If some one murders someone and claims they did it because of the colour of their skin then do you agree they are racist This is a fallacy. Considering that religion doesn't condone ki...

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Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1415

Re: NYC Power Outage

A blackout in NYC...surprised it doesn't happen more often. The entire infrastructure of that city is literally crumbling. From transportation and subways to power and steam, it's archaic and patched together. There is a real danger when talking about the NE power grid overall and how susceptible it...

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Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 66
Views: 3195

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Saudi is a corrupt and despotic regime controlled by a regal dictatorship. There's a significant amount of 'tourism' for the Muslim pilgrimages. But I see no real interest beyond that. Westerners cannot swim in mixed sex pools, have an. Alcoholic drink, and it's not s foodie destination. So what's ...

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Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8734

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

What a fiasco for Boeing. How long can this go on before this really becomes an issue for them? It really already is an issue for them, yet the airlines have largely remained patient. IMO if the groundings go through the Thanksgiving / Xmas / New Years travel peak, airlines will lose that patience,...

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19295

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is. Perhaps westerners don't fully understand the culture but many of us have had ample opportunities to view it with direct interaction and form opinions based on ...

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 29
Views: 2187

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Here's the recipe: Take inexperienced wannabe outdoorsy types who have a draw to get back to nature or some such thing. + Add ignorance and a lack of preparation. + Throw in missing bear spray. + Go out into a total wilderness such as Yellowstone. = Disappear. Get eaten by carnivores. Not hard to fi...

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13503

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I always crack up when I'd walk past the ATL smoking rooms. Just smoke, obviously, but let them be.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1801

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

I flippin love my Traeger and wouldn't trade it for the world. Wood pellet grills are awesome and the temp control is great for smoking meat and doing BBQ. But for tailgating, charcoal grills. And I still like grilling with gas too. And for turkeys, I've gotten used to the infrared cooker. So easy n...

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1654

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Oh, so many to choose from!

Maybe first and foremost, a P-51. :)

But I remember falling in love with the Lockheed Electra 12A Junior years ago and vowed that if I ever had the means, that would be my show pony.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4468

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

With all his ties to the Middle East, there will be some sick shit coming out of this. Far above anything he did with minors. Anyone seen the movie Taken? While the movie was fiction, the sex trade is alive and well folks. This sick f*** is no doubt involved in it. I immediately think of Tommy Robi...

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4468

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

This thing could be huge, should be huge, but will probably get scrubbed down for political expediency. Epstein is either going to sing like a canary and take a lot of people down with him, or he's going to protect some key and very powerful people (ie: Bill Clinton). Maybe he'll be found dead by su...

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3019

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

I think we all understand the HR implications of this shitty modern 21st century we live in, but some people need to remove the stick from their ass and relax. Colloquialisms are fine, it's not harassment. Hmmmm. . . I get that these things may be very mildly frustrating at times, assuming a high l...

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2887

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Let me ask my European friends here--is the EU sustainable long term if it continues along the premise of trying to be an all-encompassing pan-European model of governance? Is it possible? People--all people--are the product of culture, history and traditions, language, social mores, etc. How can th...

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3019

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

We have a charming older black lady at my workplace who is an absolutely lovely woman. She calls me--and a lot of people--darlin, honey, baby--that sort of thing. Part of it is a southern thing, but it's delightful. I think we all understand the HR implications of this shitty modern 21st century we ...

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8369

Re: Antifa Violence

The Portland mayor is such a coward! Dude stand up against Antifa. Stand FOR a reporter guy who gotten beaten up by anarchist cowards covering their faces unleashing violence. Another thing: the reporter is gay, but a gay conservative, so he is a “right winger” unworthy of respect or protection acc...

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8369

Re: Antifa Violence

The Portland mayor is such a coward! Dude stand up against Antifa. Stand FOR a reporter guy who gotten beaten up by anarchist cowards covering their faces unleashing violence. Another thing: the reporter is gay, but a gay conservative, so he is a “right winger” unworthy of respect or protection acc...

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8369

Re: Antifa Violence

No leader, per se, but there are George Soros ' funding ties to an Antifa organization. Par for the course, really. Enough with blaming everything on Soros. I'm sick of the anti-Semitism. Sorry, but wielding the antisemitism club against people who expose George Soros' filthy methods is getting rea...

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Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8369

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa = Against anyone who's views deter from theirs. I have a leftist friend (as in someone who voted twice for Obama, despises Bush & Trump, is gay, checks off all of the boxes on the list) who got physically attacked by Antifa in Boston because he dared to tell them to stop physically attac...

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4722

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

Oh, and Tulsi Gabbard's foreign policy stance was refreshing and dead on. Sometimes it takes a soldier to realize we don't need to spill more American blood for naught. She owned.

Her domestic policy is far too leftist for me, but shit, I'd make her Secretary of State tomorrow.

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4722

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

My liver hurts, haha... * Cory Booker's Spanish sucks. Robert Francis O'Rourke's isn't all that good either. But the pandering was in full bloom and it was hilarious. I was disappointed there was no Yiddish. Just a friendly reminder that Beto eats tacos with a fork, which is a deportable offense in ...

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8178

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

Oh goodie--maybe we'll get more UA lift to BOS as a result!

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383132

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I'm going to sum up 73 pages here as succinctly as possible: Boeing is is deep fucking shit.

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

And the front gasket is a pain in the ass to keep clean, mildew free. Ideally you'd like to keep the door ajar, but then the weight of the door could affect the door latch (and sensor again). I read articles some years back on the then-new front-loading washing machines that controlling mildew on t...

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

This has about as much merit as when the Susan G Komen Foundation (aka, the Komen Kult) tried to trademark the color pink.

Good luck, B6. Not a great play, and horrible optics.

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2606

Re: America The Bully?

Neocon influence over US foreign policy has run amok and it's damn high time to stop with rampant interventionism under false pretenses (the "national interest" or "national security" justifications are bunk). Then, in usual fashion, you throw good money after bad (i.e.: Afghani...

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2606

Re: America The Bully?

Neocon influence over US foreign policy has run amok and it's damn high time to stop with rampant interventionism under false pretenses (the "national interest" or "national security" justifications are bunk). Then, in usual fashion, you throw good money after bad (i.e.: Afghanis...

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

I bought a brand new LG front load two years ago and have mixed feelings about it. Gets the job done, certainly, is more efficient, and really has so many settings that you can do whatever you need. BUT, this new equipment is very dependent on electronics. The front door sensor has already failed on...

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 5010

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

I'm adding this to the viewing list. Time permitting, I hope I can hit it this week. Appreciate the recommendation.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5219

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I seem to think of the opposite. Most Americans use gas stoves, while most other people in the world use electric stoves. Electric is more safer, better for the environment, and cooks more evenly. But gas does not need warm up time (you only need to wait for your pan/pot bottom to get hot). Also, i...

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5219

Re: Americans and electric stoves

For the chefs and foodies here, wasn't the general thought (or perhaps urban legend) was that gas was preferable because of having closer temp control on what you're cooking? Before I grew my homebrewing rig and took it to the garage, I was doing it on the range and gas could get a hotter, sustained...

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Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45393

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I've always advocated something like the 787-3 as well--employ the foldable wingtips to make airport access easier. But to RJMAZ's old point, Boeing may be able to deliver lighter copies of something like that now. Either that or reset the 757 program; who knew that in 2019 we'd all still be realiz...

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45393

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I've always advocated something like the 787-3 as well--employ the foldable wingtips to make airport access easier. But to RJMAZ's old point, Boeing may be able to deliver lighter copies of something like that now. Either that or reset the 757 program; who knew that in 2019 we'd all still be realizi...

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9575

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

There are a lot of ways to look at this. I admire the drive to innovate here, and let’s face it, the 402s aren’t getting any younger. 9K has done a wonderful job operating the world’s largest Cessna fleet and keeping them going, in what are very challenging operating environments, I might add. But t...

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23457

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Good grief, people. I don't see this as some prelude to war, under false, fabricated or other pretenses. If anything, the behavior we've seen from Trump--his bluster and oft cringe-worthy chest-thumping aside--has made the world safer. He's stood up for US interests, North Korea is more in check tha...

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 5655

Re: Flight Numbers

A number of airlines have had the practice for many years of assigning east travelling flights to even numbers and west travelling flights to odd numbers; similar for northbound (even) and southbound (odd). I note that in recent years many have departed from this convention yet it remains predomina...

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23457

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

As of this moment, right now, are there are reputable sources as to the investigation and more details on this event?

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 3983

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

but I agree. I don't think this is related to the airline business. I have the feeling that plenty of people at IBM or ITT have wished at times they hadn't looked at ethical and business questions as separate items... Being on one side or the other of the abortion debate is actually not at all like...

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Buy house or car?

Buying a new car--brand new--is one of the more financially unwise things to do, actually. I'd almost always say buy a house, build equity and that's how you start to build true wealth. But given the overheated Seattle market, who knows how long that'll continue. There has to be a limit to things th...

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup

Way to go Blues!!!
What a series...and a great way for the Blues to close the deal. Berube and the boys just ground the Bruins down, as they did in every playoff series, and gutted it out. Binnington was a wall. I'm hungover today but don't mind!

Raise Stanley and Play Gloria!

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9858

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

Thanks for the skinny, Jay!

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3197

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Strong females? Pelosi's a fucking mob kid and has had a silver spoon in her mouth her entire life. She's more botox and booze than anything at this juncture. But as is typical from you lefties, you brand anyone who disagrees with you a bigot or racist or misogynist. Come up with better material.......

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