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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 307
Views: 21278

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

NM DA requests funds from state to prosecute up to 4 persons on some aspect of the state's homicide law. https://deadline.com/2022/09/rust-alec-baldwin-santa-fe-da-funds-1235127289/ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Emergency-Funding-Request-Packet-Rust.pdf Alec Baldwin’s Attorney Luke...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 49
Views: 7653

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

The FAA should ban him from ever flying commercially again. Take the Bus sucker.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 49
Views: 7653

AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

Authorities charged Alexander Tung Cuu Le on Thursday with interfering with a flight crew. Le, of Westminster, California, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/passenger-arrested-punching-flight-attendant-90334123 The incident happened Wednesday on a f...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 676
Views: 18959

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

Doctors Are Still Hunting For The Cause Of Long COVID Brain Fog https://www.newsy.com/stories/doctors-trying-to-find-cause-of-long-covid-brain-fog/ Dr. Igor Koralnik is chief of neuro-infectious diseases and co-director of the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center, where he also runs a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 676
Views: 18959

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

Covid related... More Paycheck Protection Program Fraud... Don V. Cisternino, 46, of Chuluota, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orlando federal court to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and illegal monetary transaction, according to court documents. His hearing is scheduled for Jan. 5 where could face...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recommend me something: a good (value) office chair
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Recommend me something: a good (value) office chair

I got a chair for my home office about 4 years ago at Sam's Warehouse.

They had several office chairs on display, that I could sit in and try out.

I went with a (made in China) La-Z-Boy Alston Big & Tall Executive Chair for around $200

It came with a 10 year Limited Warranty

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5655

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

I think dealers should do whatever they want, but dealer exclusivity laws should be struck down. I should have the freedom to distribute cars from any car manufacturer I want to. If that’s the case then why can’t the manufacture also have the same rights to say who can and who can sell their vehicl...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Impending rail strike

I stand with the Railroad workers quality of life demands.

For those that may know, how does the working conditions of freight railroad workers in other countries compare to the US workers?

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12300

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

https://youtu.be/xT3SKa69ij8
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The acoustics in St George's Chapel are amazing!

The Queen's Committal Service

https://youtu.be/xT3SKa69ij8

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 84
Views: 8324

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

Why the monkeypox outbreak is mostly affecting men who have sex with men https://www.science.org/content/article/why-the-monkeypox-outbreak-is-mostly-affecting-men-who-have-sex-with-men The virus did not spread well between people in the past but may have found a new niche in tightly connected sexua...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 504
Views: 27062

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Investigators: Pelosi Responsible For Jan. 6 Security Breakdown At U.S. Capitol https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/23/investigators-pelosi-responsible-for-jan-6-security-breakdown-at-u-s-capitol/ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoulders much of the blame for the security breakdown at the U.S. Cap...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3421

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/27 ... -timeline/
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This sickening Uvalde Timeline will have more details added as the Investigations continue:

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/27 ... -timeline/

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3421

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

MSNBC Troubling new reporting offers a different account of the Uvalde Police’s response to the school shooting that left 21 people dead. The Texas Tribune’s Editor in Chief Sewell Chan shares that officers may have had more tools on hand than first thought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os2WMpkbZF8

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3421

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/20/uvalde-police-shooting-response-records/ The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside cla...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines??
Replies: 8
Views: 869

The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines??

NBC News "This is an industry in crisis. There's now a growing scrutiny around the industry's handling of the $$$Billions it received in pandemic relief. Money meant to insure the airlines were ready for post-pandemic travel." Roughly 35,000 flights have been canceled since Friday, repeati...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

dfwjim1 wrote:
In real life would an airstrike even be feasible against such a heavily defended target surrounded by high mountains?

Seems to me that a barrage of submarine and/or land based missles would do the job.


Why wouldn't the US deliver a MOAB to the site instead??

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3421

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

https://twitter.com/BNNBreaking/status/1537969963880722432 Deputy speaks: 2 officers had chance to shoot Uvalde school gunman https://apnews.com/article/politics-texas-shootings-police-5290659cf6f6343631efc9b14ad87592 Two Uvalde city police officers passed up a fleeting chance to shoot a gunman outs...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 84
Views: 8324

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/ ... ex-508.pdf
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Tips from the CDC June 2022:

Social Gatherings, Safer Sex and Monkeypox

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/ ... ex-508.pdf

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 84
Views: 8324

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking into reports that the monkeypox virus is present in the semen of patients, exploring the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted, a WHO official said on Wednesday. However, the agency reiterated that the virus is mainly transmitted vi...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 694
Views: 49405

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Northern CA gas station manager fired after 69 cents-a-gallon mistake https://abc30.com/gas-station-manager-fired-69-cents-a-gallon-shell-rancho-cordova-california-cheap/11958150/ RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- The manager who misplaced a decimal point at a Northern California gas station pricing premium...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

scbriml wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
When I go to bed at night, I do not lose sleep over the KSA.


Do you really lose sleep over Iran?


I do not lose sleep over Iran.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

I've never figured out the US Right Wing love affair with the KSA. I thought they were the party of anti-Sharia and low gas prices? :rotfl: Well it's simple, KSA leadership is not afraid to stand up to pansy-assed progressives and the LGBTQ+Alphabet crowd or the press (they'll even kill 'em if they...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4680

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Doocy: "President Biden once bragged about the stock market hitting record after record after record on my watch. How about now?" KJP: "Meaning the stock market --" Doocy: "All the gains from President Biden's time in office have been wiped out." https://twitter.com/Cur...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

889091 wrote:
Just watched it a second time and it was interesting to note that this time, Tom didn't personally greet the viewers on screen and thanking them for coming to watch the movie. Perhaps they only do that during the first week?


I saw the greeting last week, the 2nd week it was playing.

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jurassic World III (Jurassic Park VI)... thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Jurassic World III (Jurassic Park VI)... thoughts?

Not a fan of the franchise. Mindless entertainment. Not that that's a bad thing, but, as an adult, not my kind of mindless entertainment. When it comes to giant beats that have attachments to humans, I guess I favor King Kong.

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Artificial Intelligence LaMDA is sentient" - Google Engineer
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: "Artificial Intelligence LaMDA is sentient" - Google Engineer

Googleosses: The Forbin Project....

What could go wrong???

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti gets 4 years in prison for cheating Stormy Daniels
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: Avenatti gets 4 years in prison for cheating Stormy Daniels

Francoflier wrote:
A stripper, a crooked politician and a scummy lawyer...


I thought I was reading the beginning of a good joke...

A stripper, a crooked politician, and a scummy lawyer walk into a bar . . .

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4680

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Now I'm just a simple caveman lawyer/economist, but if the US contributes heavily to the World Food Bank and to the IMF (which I suspect it does), then, allowing Sri Lanka to buy Russian Oil, and, allowing Sri Lanka to get money/aide from the IMF and the WFB, seems to be "robbing Peter to pay P...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wKZBRSMz4
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The Herd with Colin Cowherd as he reacts to the PGA Tour suspending 17 players, including Phil Jackson, Dustin Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wKZBRSMz4

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon bans release of mug shots
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

This is a proposition. It is proposing to not release booking photos for people not actually convicted of a crime. If Joe Smith (name changed) is arrested for... say.... armed robbery, even though the same Joe Smith can verify he was 200 miles away from the crime, why would he, then, accept getting...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

https://youtu.be/v1iZtBM23bY
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This was Fun to watch !!!

Tom Cruise Terrifies James in 'Top Gun' Fighter Jet!
https://youtu.be/v1iZtBM23bY

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

It totally makes sense - taking blood money from KSA is being rightfully opposed by PGA. https://twitter.com/austintylerro/status/1534897593146277889?s=21&t=owTBdap11KzvtI4mpX72Kw I laugh at the selective outrage!!!!! NBA in China... FIFA players going to the highest bidder...every time, and NO...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

Shortly after they teed off in the first LIV Golf event, every PGA Tour member was suspended. Graeme McDowell was dismayed. Ian Poulter vowed to appeal. https://www.si.com/golf/news/liv-golf-players-denounce-their-pga-tour-suspensions-it-makes-no-sense Yahoo Finance: PGA suspends golfers participati...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKTYPGouEtU
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Berlin • Take My Breath Away • Jennifer Connelly •Tom Cruise • Footage from Top Gun: Maverick

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 09, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again." "Don't think ... Use The Force Pete!!" This final mission has a lot of similarities to a certain Space Opera that came out sometime in the 70's :duck: :duck: The TGM drama is good. The Space Opera drama was magnitudes better than the TGM drama tho...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Went for the full Top Gun: Maverick treatment tonight. Dinner at Applebee's, and AMC full recliner leather seats. The jet scenes, and there are many, are very intense. There are many heroic actions in this movie. There were emotional moments, and, many belly laughs as well. One scene in particular t...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54947

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The Violent Left . . . Armed man arrested for threat to kill SCOTUS Justice Kavanaugh A man carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties was arrested Wednesday near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland after threatening to kill the justice. Nicholas John Roske of Simi Valley, California, who was iden...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8612
Views: 609884

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Ukrainian troops have slowed down their liberation of Russian-occupied territories as they lack fire-power and manpower, Zelenskiy said in an interview with the Financial Times, according to a transcript of his remarks provided by the president’s office. Ukraine needs 10 times the amount of weapons ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8612
Views: 609884

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Zelensky said today that he needs 10 times the stuff he now has, to push back the Russians.

So, I guess that means about a half a Trillion more in aide, right???

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 84
Views: 8324

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

Texas reports first case of monkeypox, but officials say it poses little risk to the public With the Texas case reported Tuesday, about 35 cases have now been identified across 14 states and Washington, D.C., this year, according to the CDC. by Cecilia Lenzen June 7, 2022 https://www.texastribune.or...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Saw it yesterday and thought it was pretty mediocre, too much copy paste from the original movie combined with a pretty cringe story.
The original is a classic but this one is pretty forgettable.


Most sequels are cringe, lame, pandering cash grabs.

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I got the Senior discount for a 5pm showing at AMC. $10

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6106

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Hollywood has chosen the USA over China after it responded to the outcry from fans who noticed the Taiwanese flag was missing from the bomber jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s character in the trailer of “Top Gun: Maverick.” https://www.dailywire.com/news/top-gun-maverick-responds-to-outcry-replaces-taiwa...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3616

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

They're just checking for monkeypox... No worries.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 84
Views: 8324

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

As monkey pox cases continue to rise globally it has now raised concerns that this infection flare-up might lead to bigger outbreak across the world. The French Public Health Agency says that all of the reported Monkeypox cases so far have been men aged between 22 and 63. Canada reports that the mos...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 676
Views: 18959

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

RE: The Realtors and the PPP The "poor' are often chided for "milking" the welfare system. But when others "milk Govt. programs" the outrage is "different." Many feel sick... that they were not smart or savvy enough to have gotten their share of the PPP Pie!!! But,...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 676
Views: 18959

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://www.marketwatch.com/articles/no ... 1654268921
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Barron's: Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine Linked to Heart Inflammation, FDA Says.

https://www.marketwatch.com/articles/no ... 1654268921

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 676
Views: 18959

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

Realtors Had Billions In PPP Loans Forgiven As Housing Market Boomed Many realtors took out PPP loans from the federal government and had them forgiven while the real estate industry boomed during the pandemic. NBC News’ Guad Venegas has the exclusive report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXaxr6Vy...

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