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by Newark727
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2758
Views: 391495

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

DC8 alert! This MADE MY DAY: OB2158P ran two round-trips today (MIA-MGA-MIA; MIA-SAL-MIA)... AND OB2059P ran one! (MIA-SDQ-MIA) Woo-hoo! Here we go! Peak! What happened to the UPS AND ATI DC-8’s were they scrapped? For the most part yes, although one of the ATI DC-8s is preserved in Honolulu and an...

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 4944

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

DBCooper wrote:
Always enjoy the annual post on one of my favorite topics!

-DBC


He was hiding in plain sight all along! :o

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11179

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Aaron747 wrote:
The DA said she suspected it was a strategy to establish error in the trial for later appeal.


Not sure I get it - I'm not a lawyer, but there's got to be some rule against doing your own case wrong so you can appeal the result later?

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 49
Views: 6300

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

I feel like waiting for the MoM has become the airline industry's version of Waiting for Godot, with DL and UA playing the roles of Vladimir and Estragon. Anybody want a carrot?

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy

Aaron747 wrote:
PixelPilot wrote:
Medieval mentality.
Hard to believe people like this exist in 2021 (past the obvious regions where this is cultivated).


Fact-free mentality too, since humans and dinosaurs never coexisted :lol:


Regions where this is cultivated: Bedrock???

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Toenga wrote:
A theory is that delta has mutated to self extinction!!!
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/covid- ... QYC4BGDOA/


Well that sure would be nice.

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??
Replies: 31
Views: 2177

Re: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??

pune wrote:
Then what was the use of the privatization apart from profiteering.


May have answered your own question there.

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 17844

Re: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021

nine4nine wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
How often is the Flair flight going to be running?


I believe both YVR and YEG are going to run Thursdays and Sunday’s for now.


Just what I was looking to know, thank you!

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2758
Views: 391495

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Who is the GSO-ONT-GSO flight numbered 710/711 being run for? Since June of 2020, I've seen four different airlines (three, if you count Aloha and Northern Air Cargo as one) operating it.

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 17844

Re: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2021

How often is the Flair flight going to be running?

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed

There's a difference between putting up a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest to remind the black man of his place, and putting up a statue of Thomas Jefferson because, well, he wrote the Declaration of Independence and all. You can't learn history without meeting your heroes and finding them wanting. ...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985

I'm so glad people like Sagan were warning about this before I was even born, and we ignored him for a few more good quarters for ExxonMobil.

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2489

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Perhaps she’s keeping a low profile because, just like a lot of women in Western countries, raising of harassment allegations attract a lot of unwanted attention and she wants to privacy. If women in West did this everyone would support them, but because it’s China it MUST be a government conspirac...

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.
Replies: 116
Views: 18089

Re: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.

Looking at Mammoth's website , it states "Mammoth is backed by private investment funds managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC and its affiliates..." So, it kinda seems like Mammoth is just like any other private-equity backed startup. They have a lot of lofty goals and over-aggressive ...

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow
Replies: 24
Views: 2751

Re: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow

JayinKitsap wrote:
I have to laugh 75 years after WW2 here comes the P-51 Mustang neo.


Nothing new under the sun, etc. etc.

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50486

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

So.... Jeddah still not ready and the clock is getting to small numbers.... https://jalopnik.com/f1-could-potentially-host-its-first-race-at-a-construct-1848066642 and of course commenters on most articles fast to question how much of the alleged 24/7 work force is voluntary and/or paid.... I'm sur...

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1804

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

NPR is releasing every episode of Car Talk from day one! I have been listening to them in order and they have not started with their list of staff credits. Like the Car Talk Seat Cushion tester: Mike Easter or the Director Of Vengeance Ewell Rudy Day. I loved that show.... I remember less the staff...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small forest fire tanker reported down in Colorado
Replies: 16
Views: 2840

Re: Small forest fire tanker reported down in Colorado

"Single engine air tanker" - an Air Tractor or something else?

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2758
Views: 391495

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WGN ... /KLAX/KLAX
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For all this thread's scholars of Western Global's fleet reliability, here's N344KD appearing to be in a bit of a pickle:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WGN ... /KLAX/KLAX

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3246

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

And that’s exactly the problem and Putin will try on Baltics if you gets away with invading and integrating the Ukraine into Russia. There is much less of historical record, but Putin and precious of his ilk have used “protecting our co-nationals living there” argument. Not to mention that "pr...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3246

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1444

Re: Menopause, need some help

cskok8 wrote:
DarkSnowyNight wrote:

Step one: Be sure to gain the counsel of a bunch of airplane nerds. If we do not know how to fix this, surely no one does.



A D-check should sort her out


There's a joke about hours and cycles in here somewhere that I'm too scared to make.

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

Guy's a slimeball. Nail him to the damn wall.

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 610
Views: 155090

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Looks like a busy day at SBD today. In addition to the Canadian Air Force A310 VCVspotter mentioned we also have: Cavok Air An-12 UR-CKM inbound from CLE: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CVK7021/history/20211112/1400Z/KCLE/KSBD 767-300ER N156DL filed outbound for ATL: https://flightaware.com/liv...

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2135

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

You’re right, it’s not easy - but far easier within the insular world of the national security state. The Watergate conspirators consisted of WH and party officials and politicians are the last group of people you could find to keep quiet (or organized). Intel pros and operatives? Different animal....

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2135

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Before looking at smoke and seeing fire, two points of caution come to mind here: First, look at prior assassinations of presidents and you'll see they could be done with very little resources or manpower, and not always with the most elaborate of motivations or plans. Second, scarcely more than ten...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 4873

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

What happened to their locomotive division? Was still moving plenty of product as far I know. Sold to WABTEC--Westinghouse--about 5-7 years ago. IOW, they thought so little about GE Transportation Systems that they sold it to a competitor. Not without precedent--GM sold EMD to Caterpillar. Did they...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7685

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

I'm picturing two A350s doing an overhead break on approach like a formation of F-16s at Red Flag. :D

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 610
Views: 155090

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Flight plan filed for a Canadian Air Force A310 into SBD: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CFC3176/history/20211110/1700Z/CYOW/KSBD On Saturday evening, ex-China Airlines 747-400 N373JX (B-18211) arrived at VCV from HNL. Here's the photo I got of it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/516...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5322

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

I feel sorry for the migrants, effectively being treated as pawns in a geopolitical game. Pretty cynical on the part of Belarus (among others obviously.)

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp
Replies: 43
Views: 4873

Re: GE to break into 3 - Aviation to be led by current CEO Culp

What happened to their locomotive division? Was still moving plenty of product as far I know.

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4823

Re: What is in Britain's future?

It's fantasy stuff to think the current dispute between the UK and EU would lead to another European war. We're living in a different era to the 1930s. What would be the objective? While the UK may have left the EU, it is still a democracy. How exactly would a "strongman" emerge to make t...

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2233

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

The crowd didn’t care about anyone except themselves. The self-adulation and narcissism was beyond anything seen before. The so-called "music" of our times seems to reflect the current state of society. Not real music but noise filled with expletives and hate for women and cops. Horrible....

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in Palm Springs?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Plane spotting in Palm Springs?

It's been a while since I was there, but I once did some shooting of 13R arrivals with a 100-400mm lens from the open ground off Farrell Drive. Can't remember where I parked though.

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5553

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

Hopefully they have the presence of mind to quit their yakking when somebody has an actual emergency.

(But "Let's Go Brandon?" That's the most obtuse political slogan from anywhere besides Communist China in decades, goodness.)

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Planespotting in Burbank, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Planespotting in Burbank, CA

I've gotten photos of runway 08 landings from Vineland Av. just past the railroad crossing, and 33 landings from Vanowen Place. Don't make it up there often though, so I can't really help with takeoffs.

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications

For the longest time, my friend's notification for getting a text message was just a recording of his voice saying "text message!"

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Mental Illness Pt. III - Dallas Event For ‘Appearance’ of JFK Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Mass Mental Illness Pt. III - Dallas Event For ‘Appearance’ of JFK Jr.

johns624 wrote:
When is someone going to figure out who Q is?


Supposedly there have already been several of them.

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 610
Views: 155090

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

MDW22L31C wrote:
Just checking are the interjet airbus's still at CNO. Chino airport.


One of them had its transponder on last weekend but as far as I'm aware none of them have left. Last visit had two at the SW corner of the field, and the remainder on the ramp north of 26R.

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Mental Illness Pt. III - Dallas Event For ‘Appearance’ of JFK Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Mass Mental Illness Pt. III - Dallas Event For ‘Appearance’ of JFK Jr.

So very strange - but not really surprising; all points on the spectrum of idiocy. The only tragedy is paying them any attention. I mean, there are people who believe that government can spend three to five trillion dollars without harmful consequence. We could have spent a lot less, to get the sam...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 3531

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

Whatever happened to the Il-76 stretch?


Seems so weird that the only production is <5 airplanes for Jordan, even given the obstacles in front of the Russian aviation industry.

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 577
Views: 86697

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

blacksoviet wrote:
SANMAN66 wrote:
I saw the Dubai 747 fly overhead, it's all white with a blue stripe under the tail.

Is it a real freighter or a conversion?


Real freighter, ex-SQ Cargo IIRC

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 577
Views: 86697

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DUB8
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Dubai Air Wing has their 744F in STN right now... :scratchchin:


On its way now!
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DUB8

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

As time goes on I grow more and more convinced that PETA is some kind of elaborate long-form performance art project.

Anyway, it's obviously the Pitcher Plant.

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by Newark727
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 3935

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

NIKV69 wrote:
Wow they have Ashli Babbitt video right in the beginning of the promo.


Hey man, if it bleeds it leads!

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by Newark727
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2141

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

You're sort of asking two different questions here. You can estimate some sort of quantitative conclusion w/r/t sign stealing - how many runs the Astros scored they wouldn't have otherwise, games that may have been influenced. But that's not possible with players accused of crimes off the field, by ...

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12880

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

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...

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by Newark727
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12880

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

cairns wrote:
Your pompous little left wing hero is actually a monster. But anyone with half a brain knew that decades ago.


He's a left-wing hero? News to me.

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by Newark727
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2141

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

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 ...

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