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by johns624
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

T4thH wrote:

Let us play port sinking of the complete Black sea fleet in one single night in Sevastopol.
They could call it the Third Pacific Squadron (obscure historical reference). :stirthepot:

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by johns624
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Price of a Gripen vs T-50 or T-7a
Replies: 33
Views: 1590

Re: Price of a Gripen vs T-50 or T-7a

All the more amazing that the (essentially) all aluminum B-58, designed and built in the 1950's, could cruise at mach 2+ while carrying a full external weapons load until it ran out of fuel. There is a very real price to pay for stealth coatings and materials. Keeping the enemy blind to your existe...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/Hromadske/status/1560341828301475840 Seems to be in the area of Kerch. A bridge, perhaps? There's been a large explosion at an ammo dump in Russia on fire, about 20km from the border. https://twitter.com/russiasonfire/status/1560327548533444614 Russian soldiers seem to do a lot ...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Price of a Gripen vs T-50 or T-7a
Replies: 33
Views: 1590

Re: Price of a Gripen vs T-50 or T-7a

kitplane01 wrote:

Climb high. Start the afterburner. Get to Mach 1.6. Start the clock. Turn off the afterburer and go into a dive. Stop the clock. Continue the dive maintaining speed. The clock does not run.
This would be done why?

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by johns624
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple of odd UA and DL flights ex-PIT AUG 17
Replies: 7
Views: 2474

Re: Couple of odd UA and DL flights ex-PIT AUG 17

Observed two unusual flights this evening leaving PIT: UA3307 PIT-CLT and DL5873 PIT-ORD. Anyone know what these were? Sports charters? Diversions? Couldn’t find any clear info. Thanks! Likely reposition flights. Both are Republic Airways aircraft and PIT is a maintenance base for Republic. One sch...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney defeated in Wyoming
Replies: 72
Views: 3409

Re: Cheney defeated in Wyoming

[q Absolutely wild that conservatives are anti Cheney now, as if they weren't 1000% supportive of everything he did until he dared question their Messiah. Remember when anyone that questioned the war, torture, or any other of W's arguably criminal acts were branded as American terrorists? Those wer...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 191
Views: 12151

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It would be nice. Somehow I think that politics will prevent Taiwan from getting them. bt and the fact that the PRC has spies everywhere on the island Russia had not only spies in Ukraine but a Russian origin minority population, plus they had been interfering in their elections since 2004 until 20...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Object apparently fell from an aircraft over Maine capital Monday
Replies: 35
Views: 6948

Re: Object apparently fell from an aircraft over Maine capital Monday

Yup, my bad I thought it was Monday for some reason, if this came off of A380 can anyone ID the part? Also EK 232 really didn't overfly the state house, at least according to FR24 it flew about 7km west of it. AUG runway 17 however, points basically straight towards the state house, probably a much...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney defeated in Wyoming
Replies: 72
Views: 3409

Re: Cheney defeated in Wyoming

Wyoming residents just shot themselves in their collective feet. They only have one House Rep. They went from one with power, influence and name recognition to a batschitt crazy one who won't be able to bring any money back to the state.

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by johns624
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

That video is hilarious - Putin admonishing America for demonstrating " disrespect of the sovereignty of other countries " referring to Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. It's often said Americans don't do irony, but Putin's total lack of self awareness is just jaw-dropping. :o Except that in his ...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your full list of smart devices
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: Your full list of smart devices

I agree. Anyone who claims they don't own a single smart device is full of it. Over 95% of homes in developed countries have at least one smart device. Wrong. Most people aren't fascinated with this "stuff" like you are. They are out on their own trying to buy a house and raise a family. ...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your full list of smart devices
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: Your full list of smart devices

I have fitted my home with some smart switches, fan controls, and dimmers. I also have some routines to give the place that lived-in look when away. My health is failing and I have some days where being able to turn on this or that by voice or a button while bedridden is wonderful. I agree. Anyone ...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 120
Views: 7763

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

And yet few listen to what Taiwanese citizens say and how they respond. This is an interesting read on that: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/is-taiwan-worried-china-threat-invasion-pelosi-visit-rcna41964 From the article: “I don’t think China will attack because our rockets can also reach Beijin...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It seems like the Russians can't get it through their heads that they aren't fighting a bunch of dumb peasants. I know that they look down on Ukrainians, but they keep making the same mistakes over and over and keep paying for them over and over.

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by johns624
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stopping payment of a cashiers check
Replies: 42
Views: 1646

Re: Stopping payment of a cashiers check

While there are very strict guidelines for rare coin condition, not so much for cars. One man's Very Good could be another's Fair.

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by johns624
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

1337Delta764 wrote:
The Schlage we bought is the same style as our existing handleset (Camelot in Aged Bronze).
Is Bronze the new Pink?

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5745

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

Hypothetically speaking, there are eight countries that will bar entry to a US citizen with a DUI conviction on their record. However, Canada is the only one where that ever actually happens. The reason for this is that Canada has access to the US' NCIC database since a little after 9/11, owing to ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

I carry my house key on the same ring as the fob for my car. How hard is it? People always look for convoluted solutions to simple problems.

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

1337Delta764 wrote:

Most residential smart locks are battery-powered. Our Schlage Encode does have a key backup.
You just said upthread that you didn't have your keys with you. The question is, why not?

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[ In our modern liberal western view, looking back, you are certainly right. But at a time when UK and France had forcefully subjugated half of the world, I fail to see how Germany inviding Poland is any different. Best regards, Jonas It's different because, as we have been reminded for centuries, ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not inconvenient at all, but I observe some double standards over here. Of course its a double standard. Why are we asking the West to fight a 21st century war when we are giving the Russian a pass for fighting a 20th century war. (How Russians see their army, Russian propaganda in the net). Speaki...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Here's the nuance that you don't seem to get. Germany and now Russia are the aggressors who started the war. Great Britain didn't just bomb cities on a whim. They were attacked. Not that I fault them, but it was the UK and France that declared war on Germany. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declara...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Social allows advocation violence toward DoJ, FBI
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Truth Social allows advocation violence toward DoJ, FBI

This is the break-up of a polity in real time. No doubt that when a democratic party figure is under investigation in the future, the validity of the whole justice system will be questioned again, by democrats, just as republicans do now. The election system has already been poisoned. Before that t...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1484

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

ACDC8 wrote:
Nope, good ol' key and a pin and tumbler lock does the job just fine.
Same here. I always have my keys with me. Just one more thing for batteries to go dead in.

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5745

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The funny thing about entering Australia and getting pulled aside for questioning is that it happened twice. We flew into SYD for our cruise and got there during the 7am international flights rush. I was interviewed and we were sent on our way. Two weeks later, we flew back into SYD from AKL. I was ...

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by johns624
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Oh dear, that's an inconvenient truth. That's the best kind! :D Not inconvenient at all, but I observe some double standards over here. We are condemning the Russian attacks on cities like Mariupol and others for obvious reasons, just as has been done with targeting cities by the Luftwaffe” as ment...

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by johns624
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5745

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

No, I meant her ability to travel to other countries apart from Russia. For example the UK: https://unlock.org.uk/advice/travelling-uk/#:~:text=Applicants%20for%20entry%20clearance%20and,at%20least%2012%20months%20imprisonment. Paragraph 320(2) of the Rules states that an application should normall...

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by johns624
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stopping payment of a cashiers check
Replies: 42
Views: 1646

Re: Stopping payment of a cashiers check

Most used car sales are "as is". I think your niece just learned a very expensive lesson.

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by johns624
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 59
Views: 2731

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

People have tried and their defense is always that they are "entertainment", not "news" and that no reasonable person would believe them. I guess that shows the 'reasonableness" of their viewers. So far, their defense has worked. :banghead: I get that their counsel consiste...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?

Could they use Fairbanks instead? After all Condor can make Fairbanks work from Frankfurt so there must be some market to it, and it's a way to avoid the major competition at Anchorage. What's wrong with flying DEN-FAI-HND instead of DEN-ANC-HND for example? Fairbanks isn't any better. People don't...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 59
Views: 2731

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

People have tried and their defense is always that they are "entertainment", not "news" and that no reasonable person would believe them. I guess that shows the 'reasonableness" of their viewers. So far, their defense has worked. :banghead:

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5745

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

And other people have been arrested for the same thing, the Russian authorities don't need to make it up. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brittney-griner-american-israeli-woman-was-held-russian-prison-cannabi-rcna37938 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/07/28/marc-fogel-teacher-russ...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 187
Views: 28353

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

As Airbus found out with the original A380, it's risky building a new plane that's basically for only one airline. I think that there'd be even fewer other customers for a 380NEO than the first.

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started
Replies: 9
Views: 782

New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started

What is your opinion on many hotels not cleaning/making up rooms every day since the pandemic started? I know part of the reason was a shortage of workers and some guests didn't want possibly infected people in their rooms. I kind of like it. I can take my time in the morning without having to worry...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

These people have been talking about a revolution ever since Obama (the non-American) was elected in 2008. They preceded Trump, they just found a leader in him. They only know him from reality TV on The Apprentice. Luckily, 99.9% are fat, lazy old blowhards who won't/can't get out of their recliners...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The perp's social media trail shows he was completely manic about defending Trump and 'tyranny'. Other MAGA were disagreeing with his calls to violence https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/1557853406055636992?s=20&t=Z8blulppxl384BfWI8u5zw https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/155785765470103...

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by johns624
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

scbriml wrote:
johns624 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
“Bomber” Harris: responsible for killing tens of thousands civilians which didn’t end the war earlier….
...and helped to liberate the Netherlands.


Oh dear, that's an inconvenient truth.
That's the best kind! :D

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's. Just. Epic. I almost feel sorry for those crying women having to go back to Russia, or the one crying on Twitter because her holiday got cancelled after she filmed herself abusing Ukrainians in Salzburg. Then I think about Ukrainian POWs being butchered and Ukrainian civilians being slaughter...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

What's crazy is that for some many former conservatives, now Trumplican's, the more wrong doing or illegal actions the politician or favored person (such and Trump or Jones or Carlson) preaches doing, the more they support them. It's so backward from how actual conservatives and Republicans have hi...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

What I find fascinating is how they all dismiss news organizations like CNN and the WSJ, who have reporters, researchers and investigators. Yet, they believe totally sources with few if any field reporters like the gatewaypundit.com and citizenfreepress.com, who make up stories out of thin air.

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The conservatives have this same problem. Anyone who doesn't agree with their position 100% is a RINO. Every time Trump appointed a new Cabinet member, all the Trumpers extolled how great they were --Tillerson, Mattis, etc. The moment they quit (abandoned) the administration or were fired, they were...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Turkish Air Force
Replies: 22
Views: 2074

Re: Future of the Turkish Air Force

Right now Turkey has 48 upgraded F-4s and 245 F-16C/D. None of this is what the kids call "modern". Turkey wanted F-35s, was approved for F-35s, and then un-approved because they bought Russian missiles. Turkey has requested 40 new F-16s and 80 F-16 upgrade kits. The white house has unoff...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I am realizing that Trump is a cult leader now. And his followers have become a cult, have made him that. It is so sad and strange to watch. They truly suffer Trump derangement syndrome. Tugg My brother works for a company that has a setup like "The Office" He works in the corporate area ...

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by johns624
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Turkish Air Force
Replies: 22
Views: 2074

Re: Future of the Turkish Air Force

If the US is willing to sell them F16s, why would they stop the sale of other planes just because of US engines?
On a sidenote, I wonder if any Western eyes have checked out the Turkish S400 SAMs? Maybe they are giving the Ukes information on their capabilities.

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by johns624
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Man, this guy must be a serious threat to the dems for them to constantly go after him. Or he did something illegal and is a criminal, being pursued as any criminal is. ... Nah! (But but but what about Hillary?) Tugg You forgot Hunter, too! Let's see--somebody's father holds a very high office in g...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7270
Views: 506038

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Warms my heart...

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by johns624
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5745

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

There are tens of millions of Americans who live within 2-300 miles of Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean. You are correct. That is why the Caribbean is by far the largest cruise market in the world. Just because most Americans don't go to Europe or Asia, doesn't mean that they haven't traveled to other...

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by johns624
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16407

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I was just on a "gun forum" and a few members opined that they didn't understand why the Secret Service didn't "defend" the property. They obviously don't know what their job is.

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by johns624
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eminent historian David McCullough has died
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Eminent historian David McCullough has died

I first read him 50+ years ago when my parents bought the Readers Digest Condensed Edition of The Johnstown Flood. I still have a copy of the full version on my bookshelf. I've since also read his books about the building of both the Panama Canal and the Brooklyn Bridge. Not only was he a good histo...

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