We could easily get to #2– take a real gun of the correct appearance, put a custom cylinder that has small chambers holding a very small (.22 Short) cartridges that make enough noise. The cylinder could not chamber a live round. Hamilton Bowen and others do custom work on revolvers to change the ca...Jump to post
cairns wrote:Your pompous little left wing hero is actually a monster. But anyone with half a brain knew that decades ago.
Eh, Roberts is lousy at managing tight leads, but the pitching staff was being asked to provide miracles night after night. If the offense had been remotely consistent, they'd have needed to be just good, rather than perfect. I don't think I've ever seen a team before where getting the bases loaded ...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:Newark727 wrote:The way they were racking up injuries, the Dodgers would have been starting the ball boy in game 2 if they'd made it to the World Series anyway.
What's all that payroll for if not to have a deep roster?
The way they were racking up injuries, the Dodgers would have been starting the ball boy in game 2 if they'd made it to the World Series anyway.Jump to post
Dirty cheaters. Well, guess we'll get to see how good they are without their trashcans...Jump to post
I find it 98% probable that neither Alec Baldwin, nor the director of photography, nor the director, had the foggiest clue about gun safety. And yet, there they were, playing with a dangerous weapon like idiots. Baldwin is a COMPLETE idiot, which is why he was so good at playing Trump. Why should t...Jump to post
Not to mention that he's another antigunner who uses guns in his movies to make his money. It's difficult to imagine a scenario where Baldwin isn't at fault. That said, it didn't take you long to climb up on your hobby horse, did it? Baldwin's politics aren't at issue here - only his (very likely) ...Jump to post
...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago. In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin... Spo...Jump to post
I might be wrong but I believe one of the old terminal buildings at ONT is still up and used as a movie set for retro aviation scenes. I vaguely recall catch me if you can having some scenes there? They also have an unmarked ex-United 727 that they tow around. "Ford vs. Ferrari" used it, ...Jump to post
SNA's old terminal building now houses one of the FBOs and a flight school, I believe.Jump to post
This is only an apt comparison with regard to Speer and Göring. Other insiders like Himmler, Goebbels, Bormann were evil to the core and deeply involved with planning / enabling genocide. Per Adam Tooze's Wages of Destructions , Speer was pretty thoroughly involved with the exploitation of slave la...Jump to post
Powell was an intelligent, competent, and driven man. However, some mistakes are simply too great - the Iraq War is his legacy, as it is Rumsfeld's when he died earlier this year. I don't know if I agree with sierrakilo44, that he deserved to have been prosecuted. But I do know that at the very leas...Jump to post
Japanese folks always told me that was one of the most shocking items for them when going to live in the US on assignment. Pharma advertising on TV is unheard of in Japan because it's illegal in most cases. It was a great day when the ED pills went generic and we could stop seeing those goddamn Via...Jump to post
What prejudices? This is reality. You are part of the problem that lets this stuff continue to happen by calling someone prejudiced when they identify what the problem is. You guys really, REALLY wanted it to be a white “mentally ill” person that performed this horrible act, didn’t you? Then you co...Jump to post
Go have a look on the BBC front page now… I think that’s the point they are alluding to. The point that the BBC and a couple of you on here were absolutely falling over yourselves to do anything but say it: Islamic terrorism. The scourge of modern life in many countries be they secular or Islamic c...Jump to post
FGITD wrote:I think it’s done just to sell those awful playoff shirts and hats.
Seems like a case of "garbage in, garbage out." This should have been the first possibility Texas lawmakers thought of when they decided to pass a bill to "both sides" history, but they were in too much of a hurry to own the libs.Jump to post
Even the LA Times sports columnists this morning referred to that last strike call as "egregious."Jump to post
Alias1024 wrote:That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series.
LA goes to the NLCS on a squeaker. Figures that they catch up to San Francisco at literally the last possible moment.Jump to post
CX747 wrote:The MD-80, 737 Classic, 737NG and 757 are voraciously sought after.
Don't be so smug. Your alcoholism rates are higher than ours, especially among females. All is not happy in the Nordic paradises... Don't threaten me with a good time! (For real though, Russia's alcoholism rates are through the roof too. I suspect you'll have a hard time correlating alcoholism with...Jump to post
No you see, because of inflation, we had absolutely no choice but to keep making the billionaires even richer while social mobility and wages stay static everywhere else. Hands were completely tied. (Collects paycheck from Koch brothers think tank)Jump to post
Why the hell are we talking about semi-imaginary racist elementary school programs in a thread started because a nutcase murdered his brother over anti-vaccine hysteria? Are we that desperate to change the subject?Jump to post
If one of the black coaches in the NFL made the exact same comments toward non-black people do you think he would be fired too? Let's hope the same standards would apply. Yes. How is that even a question? Because if white people can be racist to black people, black people can be racist to white peo...Jump to post
We as a society give absolution to criminals, murderers even. What about the people who said something, racist, misogynist, sexist? Do you think they're worse than murderers and other criminals? And do you really believe that they can't be sorry for what they've done, and don't deserve a second cha...Jump to post
NearMiss wrote:VCVSpotter wrote:Delta 757-200 N689DL filed VCV-QRO 9AM - 2:26PM as DL9936.
Weird that it's heading for Queretaro. Freighter conversion?
Also, better for us to have the Turkish $$$ than Russia. Better for Turkey to ask us for spare parts the Russia. The question is "does Turkey get aircraft" but "when Turkey gets the aircraft, who are they paying". Disagree; the question is "does supplying Turkey with weapon...Jump to post
3 of 4 division series decided, but SF and LA will undoubtedly give us all ulcers on Thursday.Jump to post
And out again; appears to be headed for Hawaii.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL ... 1916Z/KVCV
Anecdotally, it feels like I've been seeing new NetJets metal all over the place lately; I guess they really are growing at a rapid clip.Jump to post
Missile Defense Agency Gulfstream II HALO2 flew TUL-VCV today:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL ... 1509Z/KTUL
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances...Jump to post
21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” I mean, we hadn't built Miami yet. No one's saying life on Earth isn't resilient. It's the things we've made that are... built to tighter tolerances.Jump to post
Very difficult to believe that the sort of person who would stage a walkout over the vaccine mandate would keep it confined to quiet rumors rather than bellow it from the rooftops to every social media website, TV news microphone, and carrier pigeon within earshot.Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:Can’t wait until the people standing in line for the 5th injection are complaining about the people that only got three.
Right, but why are certain tRNAs more abundant in some species and less in others, and is that something that can change over time? There's probably some subtle advantages for certain codons over others that may favor one species vs. another, but most likely it's mostly just random. Primates favor ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Remember the old joke, “an optimist is a F-104 who quit smoking Camels”.
So if I'm understanding this correctly, "optimization" depends on relative abundance of tRNAs? Curious how that's controlled biologically. Each species has a different abundance of each tRNA. So, for example (and I'm just pulling these out of my ear) in all organisms, leucine is coded by ...Jump to post
That's what you get when you ditch sound money and abandon the Gold Standard. You will immediately get fiat currency inflation which acts as a transfer of wealth from the labor class to the capital class. History shows that the gold standard prevented neither inflation nor a transfer of wealth from...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Yes, because collusion is good and competition is bad