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by mirrodie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight
Replies: 47
Views: 7997

Re: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight

nice pics! Look like they all had a ball! Really one o fate best color schemes out there on the 747

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by mirrodie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4904

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Four days in London, all by my lonesome when I flew Concorde. Just nice to take a trip and not have to talk but listen and take everything and everyone in.

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by mirrodie
Thu May 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 39
Views: 2377

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

This place sure has changed.....like my priorities and life. But it sure was a fun place.

Always good to catch with old Avfriends.

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by mirrodie
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying On The Holiday Day?
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

RE: Flying On The Holiday Day?

asked a similar question elsewhere, as I was dreading the Day before thanksgiving nonsense. As it turns out, it was seamless to travel the day prior to Thanksgiving. In fact, the Tuesday after was a bit busier IMHO. Travel the day of is indeed quieter but I would not travel the day of just to avoid ...

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by mirrodie
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Read "Cockpit Confidential?"
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Has Anyone Read "Cockpit Confidential?"

Just saw this book listed on Amazon. Wondering if anyone has read it or would recommend it.

thanks

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by mirrodie
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Family To Fly On El Al- Goodies From The Flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Family To Fly On El Al- Goodies From The Flight?

I have family flying <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-Ben Gurion on El Al in a few weeks. Im an avgeek/. Was wondering what kind of collectible goodies, if any, would be present on the flight? El Al branded stuff I mean. ...

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by mirrodie
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sepp Blatter Pranked At Fifa
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

RE: Sepp Blatter Pranked At Fifa

Very well done! And the laundering bit was just icing on the cake!

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by mirrodie
Wed May 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's A Barcode! It's A QR Code! It's A Weird Code
Replies: 16
Views: 1949

RE: It's A Barcode! It's A QR Code! It's A Weird Code

Barcode, she used to post her often. Havent heard from her in a while. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sammyk" class="quote" target="_blank">sammyk</a> (<a href="#5" class="quo...

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by mirrodie
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer) Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 4699

RE: Football (Soccer) Thread

I never really followed any seasons until this World Cup 2014. Since then, I've gotten bad I into it, essentially following Van Persie and ManU. That flying header reignited my joy of the sport! I basically catch games when I can. And now that I have a DVR the best thing that works for me is watchin...

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by mirrodie
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FWD, RWD Or AWD?
Replies: 29
Views: 2581

RE: FWD, RWD Or AWD?

learned to drive on Buick v8 RWD. then had a FWD buick and a few FWD Altimas. Bought a Ram Ecodiesel 4x4 several months ago. 2WD and 4WD with an 8 speed transmission. I drive it in RWD 95% of the time and kick in the 4WD rarely. So glad to have RWD again!! And I LOVE my first Pick up truck! 25 MPG m...

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by mirrodie
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

RE: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rtalk25" class="quote" target="_blank">rtalk25</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>and refresh rate (go with 120Hz or higher).<...

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by mirrodie
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

RE: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rwessel" class="quote" target="_blank">rwessel</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>so your 4k <acronym title="Virgin Express (B...

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by mirrodie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

RE: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dreadnought" class="quote" target="_blank">Dreadnought</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> Do you want 3D capability? </i></fo...

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by mirrodie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cataract Surgery: What To Expect
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

RE: Cataract Surgery: What To Expect

Again, I'm not sure if protocol is much different over there, but once the first eye is done in our office, we usually have no problem scheduling the second eye for two weeks later. We do this largely so as to avoid confusion between the two different eyedrops taking schedules that you will have per...

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by mirrodie
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cataract Surgery: What To Expect
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

RE: Cataract Surgery: What To Expect

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aalaxfan" class="quote" target="_blank">aalaxfan</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>If you have astigmatism you won't get a ch...

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by mirrodie
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

Flat Screen TV Technology Options In 2015

Having just moved, we are looking to replace our current 1080p <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> Sharp Aquos <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>. I recall paying about $2500 back in 2004 for it. The <acronym title="Virgin Express (Bel...

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by mirrodie
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In California
Replies: 33
Views: 2460

RE: What To Do In California

As an av enthusiast, you have to schedule in 1-2 hours for a burger and fries at the In and Out burger while plane spotting outside <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. There is so much to do there though. Union Station, Olivera Street for Mexica...

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by mirrodie
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cataract Surgery: What To Expect
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

RE: Cataract Surgery: What To Expect

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ElanusNotatus" class="quote" target="_blank">ElanusNotatus</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I don't require convincin...

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by mirrodie
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 174 Sheep Die On SQ Cargo Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 13776

RE: 174 Sheep Die On SQ Cargo Flight

....

Really don't like hearing such BAAAAAAAAAAAAA D news.


My BLEATING heart aches.

Very sad.


I'll be here all week.

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by mirrodie
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BP Says We've Got 53 Years Of Oil Left.
Replies: 69
Views: 4104

BP Says We've Got 53 Years Of Oil Left.

<a href="http://jalopnik.com/bp-says-the-world-only-has-53-years-of-oil-left-should-1602354842" target="_blank">http://jalopnik.com/bp-says-the-worl...ears-of-oil-left-should-1602354842</a> Let the good times roll. Seriously, I should look into geothermal and/or solar now that we bought a new house.

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by mirrodie
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What NOT To Say To A Grieving Parent
Replies: 28
Views: 2961

RE: What NOT To Say To A Grieving Parent

OH just to be clear, aside from a fracture, my child is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. But I do have a friend who has been consulting me regarding medical issues her child has been facing recently. Its a difficult time for them with no solid end in sight. Although I can advise to ...

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by mirrodie
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What NOT To Say To A Grieving Parent
Replies: 28
Views: 2961

RE: What NOT To Say To A Grieving Parent

First off, my deepest condolences to those of you here who have grieved a loss of a child.

For all the nonsensical threads on here, this one is important.
It even points to those instances where a parent has a sick child, which is my current situation.

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by mirrodie
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Prefer Legacy (DL, Etc.) Or Newer Carriers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

RE: Do You Prefer Legacy (DL, Etc.) Or Newer Carri

I prefer loyalty to OneWorld But these days, everything within the US is pretty much the same. There are no true differences to make one US carrier stand out from the next IMHO. We fly <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/OW carriers as well as <acronym title="Helijet Airways (Canad...

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by mirrodie
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load You Have Been Part Of?
Replies: 91
Views: 6447

RE: Lowest Load You Have Been Part Of?

2 weeks after 9-11-01 11 people on a NW 757 DET-LGA

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by mirrodie
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)
Replies: 70
Views: 4904

RE: Our Thoughts For Hercules (SA7700)

My goodness, so sorry to hear. Always sad to see someone lost so young. Worked with him as a fellow moderator and he was such a nice guy. RIP

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by mirrodie
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Into Doctor Who?
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Who's Into Doctor Who?

Recently made a trip to the bookstore and was pleasantly surprised to see a toy TARDIS being sold, along with Daleks and such items. I first learned of Doctor Who back in 1986 when a friend introduced me to it. All I seem to remember is Tom Baker and his scarf. I haven't watched the series in years ...

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by mirrodie
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving?!….what An Experience….
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

RE: Moving?!….what An Experience….

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sccutler" class="quote" target="_blank">sccutler</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>As a result, when we reached the "no tim...

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by mirrodie
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving?!….what An Experience….
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

RE: Moving?!….what An Experience….

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WildcatYXU" class="quote" target="_blank">WildcatYXU</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i> Sorry, but you're exaggerating. Try...

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by mirrodie
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lost Rental-car Key Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9231

RE: Lost Rental-car Key Thread

Hawaii on our honeymoon several years ago. At a popular ice cream place in Maui when I can't find my keys. Its a very small area and I am searching the floor, garbage cans, etc. Finally concede I somehow LOST them and call the rental agency. An hour later, they drive us the extra set. The NEXT day w...

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by mirrodie
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving?!….what An Experience….
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

RE: Moving?!….what An Experience….

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aesma" class="quote" target="_blank">Aesma</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>What caused the stress exactly ? If you're on yo...

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by mirrodie
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving?!….what An Experience….
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Moving?!….what An Experience….

Its been 5 months since I've moved. 3 miles away and I moved myself and my family without the help of movers. All it took was one PODS container and 1 uHaul 16 box truck. The goal was to get the family a bigger house and later, I get to treat myself to a new car. What an experience. Its been said th...

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by mirrodie
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?
Replies: 70
Views: 4142

RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

This thread has reminded me. I need to change my oil! Overdue to be changed 8000 miles ago!

2000 Altima which will soon be replaced. might treat to some synthetic soon.

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by mirrodie
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: We Got Married
Replies: 77
Views: 4894

RE: Self Gloss: We Got Married

Congrats and good blessings and health to ya!

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by mirrodie
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts On Tampa, FL
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

RE: Thoughts On Tampa, FL

Personally I was happy to see outlying areas such as Tarp Springs and Dunedin.

Also really enjoyed Cigar City Brewing.

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by mirrodie
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sochi Olympics: Is Sochi Ready?
Replies: 182
Views: 7970

RE: Sochi Olympics: Is Sochi Ready?

Well looks like they pulled it off. I love how they poked fun at themselves at the closing ceremony, essentially mimicking their failure at the opening. 2 thumbs up.

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by mirrodie
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

RE: Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nickh" class="quote" target="_blank">nickh</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>My optometrist recommended the Alcon Opti...

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by mirrodie
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Has Happened To A.net?
Replies: 265
Views: 12795

RE: What Has Happened To A.net?

FWIW, Matt D just rooled over the odometer once more....

Long overdue a powerhouse meet ....

Superfly stateside, PhilNYC, MattD, KROC, ScarlotHarlot Barcode and .....

dare I sat...

hepKat!

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by mirrodie
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US
Replies: 114
Views: 15852

RE: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US

Guess the don't make rm like they used to, kiwi rob. Nothing but bs here. Anyway, came across the following this morning, as it relates to the original post <a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/09/consumer-reports-tweaks-its-washer-tests/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.consume...

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by mirrodie
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US
Replies: 114
Views: 15852

RE: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/casinterest" class="quote" target="_blank">casinterest</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i>I have had Honda's and I have had ...

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by mirrodie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US
Replies: 114
Views: 15852

RE: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Superfly" class="quote" target="_blank">Superfly</a> (<a href="#94" class="quote">Reply 94</a>):<br/><i> You should have kept your Buick. </i></...

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by mirrodie
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US
Replies: 114
Views: 15852

RE: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US

wow, great thread that hits a nerve with quite a few here that are fed up with our disposable society! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwirob" class="quote" target="_blank">ki...

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by mirrodie
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Fathers Day!
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

Happy Fathers Day!

Guess its been so busy, finally some downtime here to check out hte forums.


Hope you guys have a great Fathers Day!

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by mirrodie
Thu May 23, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hospital Charging Games
Replies: 63
Views: 3796

RE: The Hospital Charging Games

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Actually, I'm a big fan of copay...

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by mirrodie
Thu May 23, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toronto Buffalo Photography?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

RE: Toronto Buffalo Photography?

Thanks. Finally settled in. Flew into <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> on <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> and immediately hit 3 wing joints in 3 hours. Duffs Grovers and the Anchor Bar. They were all goo...

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by mirrodie
Thu May 16, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toronto Buffalo Photography?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Toronto Buffalo Photography?

So it just hit me that ill be in Toronto for the weekend after flying into buffalo. Never been to either but planning to hit some spots for buffalo wings as well as the buffalo brew pub. Any suggestions for plane spotting in Toronto. Any suggestions for catching some decent freight rail action in th...

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by mirrodie
Thu May 02, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maybach Be Back Again One Day?
Replies: 20
Views: 4245

RE: Will Maybach Be Back Again One Day?

Anything is possible.

The Viper is back and I just read that Nissan is bringing back Datsun...

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by mirrodie
Wed May 01, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram
Replies: 288
Views: 92778

RE: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max+Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Max Q</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Amazing how many armchair experts have already...

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by mirrodie
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Back From NY - Thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 3441

RE: I'm Back From NY - Thoughts

Pretty glad to hear your impressions of my stomping ground. It's no Paris and I LOVE Paris but I adore my city. Its cleaned up quite a bit. April is SO Variable. <acronym title="Challenge Air Cargo (USA) and Rheintalflug (Austria)">WE</acronym> had one day last week where the temps dropped 22 degree...

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by mirrodie
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking Into Laser Eye Correction, Have You Had It
Replies: 33
Views: 3522

RE: Looking Into Laser Eye Correction, Have You Had It

I'm an eye doctor. Our office has handled laser refractive surgery since 1996. I do all the pre and post op work and work with several corneal surgeons. My thoughts: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quot...

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by mirrodie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Independent Contractors/small Business Owners
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

RE: Independent Contractors/small Business Owners

Ill bite.


If you are looking for sound advice, this is not the place. Consult a tax attorney and pay some bucks to do it right.

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