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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 107
Views: 3566

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

Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-movies-santa-fe-alec-baldwin-25d83890a289bb9ae358f406cd3cbee9 An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 107
Views: 3566

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

Was the prop gun a shotgun?? What exactly constitutes an "accidental discharge?" Some close up movie takes are intentionally done with the shooter aiming directly at the camera, where the cinematographer and the director are situated. What was brought out on one of the evening entertainmen...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 107
Views: 3566

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

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-new-mexico-movies-santa-fe-915b39db68b559f03103171fdaecca79 A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2332

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

If Powell had refused to give that WMD speech, the Bush Admin would have ousted him. He chose to keep his job. Who know what anyone would do in that situation. Talk is cheap.

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 86
Views: 6952

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc_y9KX48iE

I cashed out too soon!
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Reuters: Bitcoin tops $67,000 in record high

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc_y9KX48iE

I cashed out too soon!

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 43
Views: 1537

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

A healthier lifestyle is a must. Away with fast food other bad eating habits! That should help to prevent a lot of diseases like cancer. And in turn alleviate the need for drugs. Okay sure - agree. But how? Just as an example, US healthcare has been preaching about the importance of lowering sodium...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2115

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to the Religion of Peace. As for a shooting, in this case, you actually do "shoot" an arrow. Actually, you loose an arrow. The perpetrator let loose his arrows at his victims. The group ABC would like to take exception to your view: https://ww...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 43
Views: 1537

Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

PhRMA launches 7-figure ad campaign against Democrats' drug pricing measures https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/572397-phrma-launches-7-figure-ad-campaign-against-democrats-drug-pricing-measures The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced Wednesday that it is launc...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2115

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to the Religion of Peace.

As for a shooting, in this case, you actually do "shoot" an arrow.

It's time for Common Sense High Capacity bow regulation now.

End Bow Violence Now!

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433358

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

SW is still running their ads. $59 to (maybe) get somewhere...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433358

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Southwest Airlines flight cancellations continue into Monday https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-business-travel-airlines-2a099f47993c0833c8a7104e1e46af0d By late morning Monday, Southwest had canceled about 365 flights — 10% of its schedule for the day — and more than 600 others were delayed. The ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433358

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

He's speculating... are we not allowed to speculate here???

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433358

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/thomasbsauer is talking about staffing shortages at Jacksonville ATC.
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Twitter user https://twitter.com/thomasbsauer is talking about staffing shortages at Jacksonville ATC.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433358

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Everyone is Sgt. Schutlzing it.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2919
Views: 433358

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here's how the cancellations were covered over at CNBC: Southwest Airlines cancels 1,000 more flights as disruptions mount The Dallas-based airline blamed the disruptions on air traffic control issues in Florida and bad weather but other airlines in the region reported far fewer cancellations. https...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

Maintenance error caused Facebook's 6-hour outage, company says https://www.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/facebook-says-maintenance-error-caused-mondays-6hour-outage-2635441 (Reuters) - An error during routine maintenance on Facebook's network of data centers caused Monday's collapse of its ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson https://www.kold.com/2021/10/05/marijuana-found-train-before-fatal-shooting-tucson/ Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said members of the Pima County Counter Narcotics Alliance boarded the train to do a check for money, drugs and firearm...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1300

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Instagram aside, I think that the whistleblower was more deeply concerned about the way FB was used in other countries, over what's happening in the US. People in the US have MANY Social Media options for messaging and organizing. Not so much in some other countries.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I love it when the left eats their own... And of course equally so many others have enjoyed watching the right eat their own. It's important to always enjoy watching others fail.. It's an important core to many people's lives! Tugg It's like when I watch some segments of TYT, about the Dem Mods vs ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4319

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The compromise will likely be watered down stuff plus 3 year plans instead of 10 year plans.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2458

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Three screenshots from the afar.tv feed. Like a huge avalanche of lava coming down the hill side from and have in mind that this from the side vent, not the main cone. This side vent went from small to pouring out all this lava so quickly. I watched the live feed that showed that imagery. What was ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2458

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Three screenshots from the afar.tv feed. Like a huge avalanche of lava coming down the hill side from and have in mind that this from the side vent, not the main cone. This side vent went from small to pouring out all this lava so quickly. I watched the live feed that showed that imagery. What was ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2458

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Another really drone video from Spanish geological institute, it follows the lava flow downstreams and you can see how much of the villages that are buried beneath the lava. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvVQjwe8C_g Also sorry about double post, but my editing windowed timed out. Thanks! That's a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12874

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

I've always felt that gate agents contribute to the problem of unruly passengers. Most incidents involve excessive use of alcohol, or drugs. I believe there is a US federal regulation against boarding an intoxicated passenger. Gate agents are known for doing it all the time in spite of the regulati...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4793

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in US https://apnews.com/article/immigration-united-states-texas-el-paso-del-rio-3a8146cbcb47b9df7a31a19594df3ec6 ;) "Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days." Ha Ha Ha Ha --- Like this is goin...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12874

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Inform all passengers that offenders will serve a minimum mandatory time in a federal jail, far away from their loved ones.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4793

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Senator Mitt Romney on Twitter https://twitter.com/SenatorRomney/status/1440381254071828486?s=20 The President's "human infrastructure bill" would allow illegal immigrants to get $300/month, per child, by obtaining a tax ID number once they're here. It's outrageous. I can't think of a more...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12874

FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

FAA asks airlines to 'take more action' in curbing unruly passenger incidents The FAA wants to hear within a week what steps carriers will take to address the issue https://twitter.com/FAA_Steve/status/1440406055830228994 The FAA's appeal for assistance from airlines is its latest move in a crackdow...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4793

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If you believe in your home country, and there's lawlessness, or civil war... don't you stay and fight, and die if necessary, to bring about the country you want?? Isn't that what we did here in the US with our Civil War?? I don't recall thousands of Americans fleeing the US because there was a Civ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4793

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

I’d like to heave on the UK/AUS/NZ/CA border and claim I’m seeking asylum as an American. Wouldn’t get me far. Nope as a Yankee have to buy your way in unless you’re an MD, AI tech or civil engineering specialist. $800K for Australia and $3 million for NZ on HNW investor visa. And they probably wou...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4793

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If you believe in your home country, and there's lawlessness, or civil war... don't you stay and fight, and die if necessary, to bring about the country you want?? Isn't that what we did here in the US with our Civil War?? I don't recall thousands of Americans fleeing the US because there was a Civi...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4793

Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

U.S. removes migrants from Texas border camp, begins flights to Haiti [Article includes pictures] https://www.reuters.com/world/us/migrants-flown-out-texas-border-city-after-thousands-cross-rio-grande-2021-09-19/ https://apnews.com/article/health-mexico-texas-caribbean-immigration-56f1f0093039e2a43e...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1856

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

As far as mistaken strike targets go, this strike has to be near the top of the list. The entire strike was a mistake.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7119

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.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7119

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21


Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point???
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Aaron747 wrote:
There are some absolute nutcases backing Elder. Who let the dogs out on this evangelical?

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21


Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point???

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2847

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I remember, it was a week after 9/11 before the Govt. released any overhead pictures of where the towers had fallen. That's because there was lingering smolder smoke afterward, and in any case, news choppers did get aerial footage. Some of the fires burned underground for months - you have to remem...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards

A voluntary recall of millions of CPAP breathing machines, used mainly to treat sleep apnea, has many users wondering if they've been inhaling cancer-causing toxins in their sleep. At least 25 million U.S. adults have sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly st...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2847

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I remember, it was a week after 9/11 before the Govt. released any overhead pictures of where the towers had fallen.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2847

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

One thing that makes me so angry still about the pervasive conspiracy theories about this day in the US is they all stem from some kind of anti-government or antisemitic or whatever basis, and no matter what drives the belief, these people cannot be reached. Despite the fact millions around the wor...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4900

Re: Universal Healthcare

Hey, I'd like Universal Legal Care too.

I do like like the idea of the Govt. setting the fee that can be charged for a procedure, whether it's done by the corner clinic, or by the Chief Surgeon at the Big Hospital...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2847

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I hadn't watched or listened to any news before going in to work on 9/11. When I got to my work station that morning, which was adjacent to other other work stations, one of my co-workers, a female, said matter-of-factly "Did you hear, a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center...?" I...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

I think that what Robert's wife wants trumps what the children want.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

Ethel Kennedy: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan shouldn’t be freed https://apnews.com/article/california-ethel-kennedy-sirhan-sirhan-kerry-kennedy-e46c8714f35466e18dd6cf548093f3ff Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, says assassin Sirhan Sirhan should not be released from prison, further...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-texas-voting-laws-voting-rights-2def6b2ee8d6c313f2cae300c280f5aa https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/01/texas-voting-bill-greg-abbott/ Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an elections overhaul int...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7119

VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris to California on Wednesday to campaign for Newsom https://apnews.com/article/california-b1ae0254dd60493777eae5358932d40f Vice President Kamala Harris will visit California’s Bay Area next week to campaign for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces possible removal from office in a Sept. 14 recall elect...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: “Wings to Cuba and the Caribbean” 1948 Pan Am Kodachrome Travelogue
Replies: 1
Views: 465

“Wings to Cuba and the Caribbean” 1948 Pan Am Kodachrome Travelogue

This was posted to YouTube Sept. 3rd, 2021 This Kodachrome color sponsored film produced by Irving Harley Productions for Pan American World Airways’ “Wings to…” series employs the animated cartoon character of “Clip, the spirit of travel” to tout Pan Am’s convenient travel options. Puerto Rico, Tri...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 17861

Re: Texas abortion law

The outcry about this on National liberal boards is in the thousands of posts. Yet many of those people do not live in Texas. Why are people so upset about laws in a state they don't live in?? People are free to move to a State they feel good in. Will they like --every-- law in a state they feel goo...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2481

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3mz0bCZ9A
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Aaron747 wrote:
The damage being seen this morning in NJ and PA is just unbelievable. :sad:


Hurricane Ida's Remnants Blamed for at Least 23 Deaths in NYC, New Jersey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3mz0bCZ9A

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