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by luckyone
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8319

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I think he killed himself and a Gator found his body and he hoped he wouldn't be found. I can't see any human (I don't care how guilty) want to be attacked by a gator and face that level of pain willingly. Someone probably knows more than me but Gators don't actively hunt humans. They will attack o...

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by luckyone
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8319

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

As tragic as this whole michegoss is, I still don’t understand why this murder is so much more newsworthy than so many others.

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

What I'm interested to know is why some airlines bought the A346. VS presumably did so because of "4 engines 4 long haul." But what about TG and LH? For LH: they had a sizable fleet of A343s already in house at the time, as well as large and growing fleet of Airbus narrow bodies. Plus it ...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

As I understand it, the deal to go GE was driven by GE agreeing to take over BA's engine overhaul facility (British Airways Engine Overhaul Ltd.) in Cardiff, Wales. The GE90 had significant teething issues early on (in part because it was a new design versus the P&W and RR engines) and that hel...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Actually the other way around. BA’s initial 777s has GE until they switched to their preferred vender of RR. The GE90 decision was related to a sale of BA’s engine overhaul facility to GE. Wasn’t there also a contractual issue with a canceled or substituted 744 order? As I understand it, the deal t...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

(BA bought GE 77Es after initially having Trents, and also went for the 77W) Actually the other way around. BA’s initial 777s has GE until they switched to their preferred vender of RR. The GE90 decision was related to a sale of BA’s engine overhaul facility to GE. Wasn’t there also a contractual i...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Having said that, there was a very brief period between 2002 and 2004 when the A346 was the best there was. For example, CX bought the A346 because it was the only plane that could fly non-stop between HKG and JFK in both directions, in the Winter and carry a lot of cargo in the process. This was t...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

That would be 422, B777-200ER's vs 218, A340-300's,,,,, So Slightly more than Double for the B777-200ER. Not an apples to apples comparison because there is overlap between the 77E and the A330, particularly the earlier generations of the 772. the 422 is Specifically for the 777-200ER ONLY and the ...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5972

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Umm I think the 200ER sold in far greater numbers than the A343. That would be 422, B777-200ER's vs 218, A340-300's,,,,, So Slightly more than Double for the B777-200ER. Not an apples to apples comparison because there is overlap between the 77E and the A330, particularly the earlier generations of...

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by luckyone
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 116908

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I’d be curious to see how much a SEA-CLE flight would grow PDEW. CLE-bound passengers have CMH, DTW, and PIT all about two hours drive (PIT being the easiest IMHO) that surely siphons passengers. The two hour drive is really no different than a layover in terms of time.

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 116908

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Picked up daughter from airport last night at 2330. Same crazy line backed up out to Route 237. Almost ran into the back of a Nissan with a Stark County sticker who stopped in my lane when the realised that they needed to be in the left lane. I take it the airport hasn't figured out that a sign tel...

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 1723

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

Lufthansa
CLT-MUC

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 63
Views: 2640

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

Delta 77E
CDG-ATL
DTW-ATL

American 77W
GRU-DFW

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 82
Views: 3906

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Delta 763
ATL-LGW
ATL-SFO
ATL-DUS
VIE-ATL
ATL-PHX
PRG-ATL

Delta 764
ATL-SVO-ATL

Austrian 763 -- VIE-ORD

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2623

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

757-200 -- Delta, innumerable times
United
American -- BGI-MIA, MIA-SJU, MIA-BSB
Icelandair -- KEF-ORD

757-300 -- United DEN-ORD

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 72
Views: 3972

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Delta -- more times than I can count
American -- same as above
Southwest -- same
Alaska -- Same
United -- Same
SkyEurope -- VCE-VIE
Malev -- AMS-BUD
TuiFly -- CGN-VCE

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1240

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

I just switched jobs in the last six months. I was quite happy with the place I was working, as it was, but here's why I left: 1. Leadership structure changed, new owners, with long term consequences to how my job would be performed. 2. Geography. I was living quite far from family and my network wh...

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 116908

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Picked up daughter from airport last night at 2330. Same crazy line backed up out to Route 237. Almost ran into the back of a Nissan with a Stark County sticker who stopped in my lane when the realised that they needed to be in the left lane. I take it the airport hasn't figured out that a sign tel...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Do you think a lot of that actually comes from Part II, where indeed he's one of the most unsympathetic protagonists cinema has ever seen? No, I'm thinking solely of Part I. I actually kind of wish they'd never made a Part II. I feel like the novel ends with Michael still an inherently good guy, an...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Red October is one case where I actually like the movie better than the book. The book felt too long and a bit confusing, honestly. Agreed. I also felt that way about The First Wives Club. The book was frankly, corny and way too campy. To an extent. But I found Michael Corleone in the book to be a ...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Godfather left out one or two subplots from Mario Puzzo’s novel but otherwise stayed incredibly faithful to the book. Gone with the Wind is also very faithful to the novel. Just due to sheer length it removes a few subplots such as Scarlett had other children but the story was otherwise the sam...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Godfather left out one or two subplots from Mario Puzzo’s novel but otherwise stayed incredibly faithful to the book. Gone with the Wind is also very faithful to the novel. Just due to sheer length it removes a few subplots such as Scarlett had other children but the story was otherwise the same.

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by luckyone
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2125

Re: Your favorite junk food

Cheddar cheese pretzel Combos.
Cool Ranch Doritos.

Either washed down with a Coca Cola.

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 13779

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Last weekend (9/25-9/26), Trump held a rally in Perry, GA, declaring he won AZ. At Georgia Rally, Trump Falsely Claims Arizona Audit Found He Won in Maricopa County Source: Newsweek Statements to the contrary wouldn't register with a rally crowd anyway. They're there to be entertained and validated...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 13779

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Last weekend (9/25-9/26), Trump held a rally in Perry, GA, declaring he won AZ. At Georgia Rally, Trump Falsely Claims Arizona Audit Found He Won in Maricopa County Source: Newsweek Statements to the contrary wouldn't register with a rally crowd anyway. They're there to be entertained and validated...

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by luckyone
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 13779

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I don’t quite agree that it is wasteful to improve the credibility of the election. People were questioning the election, whether they might be social media trolls from Russia or China for that matter. I think it is valid to raise questions. Raise those doubts. Obtain transparency. Test the process...

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by luckyone
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

Another possibility is this is much like her initial opposition, this is purely a political calculation. She's allying herself with a lot of people right now, and one of them may require her to soften her stance

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by luckyone
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2025

Re: German federal elections

If memory serves me correctly, the 2005 election that saw Merkel come to power the first time was something similar. Nobody had a clear mandate.

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by luckyone
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 116908

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I’d be curious if in addition to possible increased fees (which will be years away) from the Hopkins renovation Breeze were skimming the bottom off of Allegiant’s bookings.

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by luckyone
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 13779

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Let’s not get too excited until they officially report. For all we know this could be a fake leak and they’ll really pull a fast one. Or, it could be that they’ve known these numbers all along and it’s taken them this long to come up with an alternate narrative. The mean the "audit" that ...

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by luckyone
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 13779

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Let’s not get too excited until they officially report. For all we know this could be a fake leak and they’ll really pull a fast one.

Or, it could be that they’ve known these numbers all along and it’s taken them this long to come up with an alternate narrative.

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by luckyone
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?

Southwest or jetBlue. All the other LCC/ULCCs have a time-tolerance inflection. So do the majors but that’s a different discussion with different tolerances.

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

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

The real loser is the American patient. Oxycodone/acetaminophen is just another opioid like any other. It has a morphine equivalency of around 1.5. I've taken it after knee surgery, maybe I'm one of the weird ones who didn't get "high" off it. Now, even if our bones are broken and poking ...

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by luckyone
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

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

I agree with that. What I don't agree with is making the pharmaceutical company 100% responsible and make prescribing doctors 0% responsible. A lot of the problems of the US opioid epidemic were because of pill mills with corrupt doctors and pharmacists included in it. The DEA itself knew what was ...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7131

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

As another poster suggested, Newsom should be humbled by this recall election despite his margin of victory. He needs to find a balance as to many polices, and be very careful not to give political ammo to Republicans in his behaviors. Over 1/3 of voters wanted to fire him for issues from taxation ...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7131

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

At the end of the day the moderate democrats still supported Newsom. If they stepped up and supported Faulconer who fits the bill for the fair taxation and the other things you listed above. Elder never would have that type of lead. It's clear even the moderate republicans or democrats are not want...

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7131

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

That's a real gut punch... This is how I feel tonight: California, you're nothing to me now. You're not a fellow, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. It shouldn't be - there was absolutely no basis for believing recall would succeed, especially with the regular gubernatori...

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by luckyone
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4555

Re: What happened to Denver?

Medical professionals are first to admit that their efforts end in vain, unless there is active participation on part of the addict. Btw, if said family members are so concerned about their less valuable member of society, why don't they help him off the street in the first place? Because at the en...

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by luckyone
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4555

Re: What happened to Denver?

So if cheap goods are so great for America, why is our country experiencing unprecedented income inequality? Where are all the family sustaining jobs ? We want our companies to provide livable wages, family leave, health insurance, etc and then pay a large share of the US budget. And while your doi...

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by luckyone
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4555

Re: What happened to Denver?

Didn't homelessness go hand in hand with joblessness, joblessness in the US started in the Reagan era when companies started to shut down manufacturing plants and exported production/jobs to low cost countries? Social dumping to provide increased profits fueled by corporate greed have a lot to do w...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3336

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

My only 727 flight also happened to be my first flight. IAD-ATL in the summer of 1997. My grandmother took us to DC — up on the overnight Amtrak, back via plane. It was a very stormy day in DC and we were delayed several hours at Dulles (or at least it felt like several hours to my young self). I re...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4555

Re: What happened to Denver?

We have a problem of cheaper, mass produced drugs that have really come into play the last 20 years. Couple that with rising costs of living in areas that historically were cheap (and sketchy) where people could rent for cheap, and have access to services. We tore down a great many of publicly subsi...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?
Replies: 26
Views: 4275

Re: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?

A former TWA 707 captain told me that the 707 could be a hand full because of all those engines. He said it was like a truck compared to the Convair 880 and the Boeing 727. He had no experience with twins though. Is that your experience too as someone who has flown four engine aircraft? Did he atte...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18117

Re: Texas abortion law

Guess what? Governor Abbott is going to eliminate rape! Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends abortion law, says state will 'eliminate rape' Source: USA Today I’m guessing he’s from the clan of morons who believe you can only be raped by someone you don’t know. Or that there’s a finite number of rapists. ...

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?
Replies: 14
Views: 5060

Re: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?

The answer may also lie in looking at how many T-tails were newly designed after the IL-62 was put into service.

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3370

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well.

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208152

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

My fiancée runs the pharmacy department of a major hospital in Westchester County, just north of NYC. I asked her about the breakdown of COVID admissions of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, and she said that between 85%-90% of the hospitalizations in her hospital were unvaccinated. And of the ...

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17280

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Study Shows Natural Immunity To COVID Is Superior To Vaccination https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/ends-debate-israeli-study-shows-natural-immunity-13x-more-effective-vaccines-stopping At the very least, the results of the study are good news for patients who have already successfully battled COVI...

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by luckyone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 13779

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Of course not. The results are not what they wanted, so they will simply investigate what they want to find. They have the goal, now they just need to find evidence to get them there. Can I make a snark about fraud on steroids? What would be the response if the Dems demanded an audit of the guberna...

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by luckyone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2194

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Agreed it will likely be thrown out. If he had done this at age 18 he would've had a better case. But who doesn't want their infantile winkie immortalized on the cover art for an overrated band fronted by a self-enchanted junkie that became a figurehead of the zeitgeist

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