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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

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vikkyvik wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:


It's interesting. Normal snowstorms in Massachusetts show the opposite pattern - higher snowfall the farther you go inland.


US East Coast battens down the hatches ahead of blizzard
https://apnews.com/article/winter-storm ... 7338738042

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 43
Views: 1141

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

My most memorable Bond movie theme song was Goldfinger. I also love Tom Jone's Thunderball. McCartney's Live And Let Die was, imo, bested by Guns'n'Roses live version. I like Adele's Skyfall. It's really something! This John Barry Instrumental of You Only Live Twice is nice!: https://youtu.be/YDD3Qi...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12775

Re: Australian Open 2022

I stopped being interested in Tennis sometime in the 80's.

If I'm flipping channels, and I run across a match, I might watch a little, or not.

But in the 70's and 80's, I used to seek out matches to watch. Not now. I feel like I've seen the best/ most interesting players/ matches already.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 40
Views: 2283

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

Idiots with just one hand on the wheel are are bigger worry to me. Their other hand is holding their phone as they drive.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Reminds me of the MarkAir (BF) bankruptcy, where U.S. marshals showed up and locked a tow bar to one of their B737s being seized on behalf of the lessor, right as they were in the middle of boarding it for a revenue flight! What I remember most, is the large British Travel Agency, who operated plan...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Indeed it does look like a sad end for Crystal...an arrest warrant on Crystal Symphony has been issued in Miami. The ship is therefore ending it's current cruise in Bimini and guests are being transferred back to Florida by ferry. https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/legal-regulatory/fuel-supplier-secur...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1431

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

I don't mind showing my valid driver's license to vote in Texas. I can early vote at any polling place in Dallas County. It's only hard if you make it hard. ' Some people don't drive. Some people take an Uber, or use Public Transportation. DART announced rides on demand. And on Election Day, they u...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1431

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

I don't mind showing my valid driver's license to vote in Texas. I can early vote at any polling place in Dallas County. It's only hard if you make it hard.

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 60
Views: 3446

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

PG&E’s criminal probation to end amid ongoing safety worries https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-business-fires-crime-california-367cb44acf704920a0c2a72d60890bc5 Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation’s largest utility r...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Indeed it does look like a sad end for Crystal...an arrest warrant on Crystal Symphony has been issued in Miami. The ship is therefore ending it's current cruise in Bimini and guests are being transferred back to Florida by ferry. https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/legal-regulatory/fuel-supplier-secur...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 91
Views: 3312

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

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This is the first time in 12 years, that a Conference Championship will not feature Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady.

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status ... 4876363778

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 91
Views: 3312

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

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BREAKING: NFL cancels the rest of the playoffs, will make the Super Bowl a best-of-7 series between the Chiefs and Bills

https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/14 ... 6017899522

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 91
Views: 3312

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Great Breakdown of the Tannehill loss on NFL Rewind on ESPN: https://youtu.be/s3zK9sOZM5E If the upsets continue tomorrow, then it will be an all California NFC Championship with the 49ers vs the Rams. I hate the Rams more than the 49ers so I'm pulling for the 49ers to win that one. And in the AFC, ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 25
Views: 1293

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

https://apnews.com/article/meat-loaf-en ... 3d97de8ce2
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AP- ‘Stop Right There!’: Ellen Foley recalls epic duet with Meat Loaf

https://apnews.com/article/meat-loaf-en ... 3d97de8ce2

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 25
Views: 1293

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

AP - Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74 https://apnews.com/article/meat-loaf-dead-b5cec094291a4e8a6f5f0f88aba18b4d A native of Dallas, Aday was the son of a school teacher who raised him on her own after divorcing his alcoholic father, a police officer. Aday was singing and acti...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 25
Views: 1293

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

I saw this 12 minute version of "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" on the big screen at a Midnight Movie thing where they showed various artists. https://youtu.be/NUZk3mzwxNk Once, on a Sunday morning in the mid-80's, I saw him and his family having brunch at a Mexican restaurant in Dallas....

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1891

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

https://youtu.be/jPk_hBaQETc
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The Train Theft Package Cleanup begins . . .

https://youtu.be/jPk_hBaQETc

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

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Massive Tonga underwater volcano 3-D imaging

https://twitter.com/jamaicanrabbit5/sta ... 7285905409

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 1891

Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Today I went to downtown Los Angeles in the Lincoln Park area where the union pacific Rail road tracks are you won’t believe your eyes they are over 1000 packages stolen from the cargo containers and the thieves leave all the empty packages on the railroad tracks somewhere not even open yet most of...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 38
Views: 1431

Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

https://apnews.com/article/voting-right ... 7036a942b0
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Senators opened an emotional, raw debate Wednesday on voting legislation that will not pass...

It’s a stunning setback for President Joe Biden and his party.


https://apnews.com/article/voting-right ... 7036a942b0

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

I wish the NZ or Aust. Govt. would parachute drop in a squad to asses what's going on on the main Island.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12775

Re: Australian Open 2022

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Mind that "status" . . .

Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/ ... ncellation

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

OK, odd question but which aircraft are best able to fly in heavy ash conditions? Tugg Maybe Hot Air Balloons Actually melted ash might clog the flame emitter :lol: Not to mention ash frozen to the balloon exterior would significantly add to the weight of the vehicle. :wideeyed: Nevermind...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2093

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

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WFAA Extended uncut video/audio from outside, of the hostages escape, and the takedown of the terrorist.

https://www.wfaa.com/video/news/local/u ... b33ad56876

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

Tugger wrote:
OK, odd question but which aircraft are best able to fly in heavy ash conditions?

Tugg


Maybe Hot Air Balloons

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charles McGee, member of Tuskeegee Airmen and 'American hero', dies at 102
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Charles McGee, member of Tuskeegee Airmen and 'American hero', dies at 102

Charles McGee, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew 409 fighter combat missions in three wars, has died at the age of 102. President Trump promoted McGee to the rank of brigadier general in an honorary commission shortly after his 100th birthday. PBS NewsHour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okUo...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2093

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

BBC reports that Greater Manchester Police in the north of England have arrested two teenagers in connection with investigations into the attack on the synagogue. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60019251 How could he legally buy weapons? Weapons doesn't always have to mean "firearms". He co...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

If one wants to geek out on this and other eruptions, then the Volcano Cafe website is the place for you. Some of the posts are quite technical, but there is so much to read and to see that is just plain fascinating. The hundreds of videos and pics posted there from YouTube, Twitter, private posts,...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

Hunga Tonga Volcano Eruption Update https://youtu.be/hYvThiDk-iU GeologyHub The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga on January 15th produced a large and destructive tsunami through a new volcanic eruption. This tsunami occurred due to partial edifice collapse, which destroyed the vast majorit...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

'Turning into a nightmare': Passengers stuck at sea as US cruise cancelled mid-voyage https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/127525047/turning-into-a-nightmare-passengers-stuck-at-sea-as-us-cruise-cancelled-midvoyage Now is not the time to take a cruise. No matter how many thousands of Covid...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

https://apnews.com/article/media-enviro ... 780976def8

Tonga Bat Volcano

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Tonga Bat Volcano

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building

Safety doors failed in NYC high-rise fire that killed 17 https://apnews.com/article/fires-new-york-bronx-new-york-city-c8bd4a00e992b6da7380a23e6e7b38e4 The building was equipped with self-closing doors and smoke alarms, but several residents said they initially ignored the alarms because they were ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building
Replies: 9
Views: 757

Re: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building

Safety doors failed in NYC high-rise fire that killed 17 https://apnews.com/article/fires-new-york-bronx-new-york-city-c8bd4a00e992b6da7380a23e6e7b38e4 The building was equipped with self-closing doors and smoke alarms, but several residents said they initially ignored the alarms because they were s...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1934

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

I don't read novels, so I'll never know if the film matches up to the book or not. Some movies based on books are good, and some aren't. I loved Kubrick's take on Stephen King's The Shining. I think that the movie version of The Firm was only half good. I felt the director substituted too "acti...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 91
Views: 3312

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

https://sports.nbcsports.com/2022/01/10/2022-nfl-playoffs-bracket-teams-playoff-picture-tv-schedule-kickoff-times/ NFL Super Wild Card Weekend Saturday, January 15 4:30 p.m ET: (5) Las Vegas Raiders at (4) Cincinnati Bengals TV channel: NBC, Peacock 8:15 p.m. ET: (6) New England Patriots at (3) Buff...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 9922

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

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James Webb Space telescope’s ‘golden eye’ opens, last major hurdle

https://apnews.com/article/space-launch ... 84bd009ce3

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16135

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

NO Confusion here from the authorities and professionals to the public: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (7News) — Three days after rolling out a new color-coded COVID-positivity model, Montgomery County Public Schools said it is eliminating the concept, effective immediately. In a Friday afternoon letter to ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

The Main Left Wing Echo Chamber that I know of is Reddit's r/pol. As for the Right, I don't know what their main echo chamber is. I probably wouldn't stay there long, as I find the Sean Hannity/Mark Levin pontifications against Biden and the Left to be burdensome. I instead hop around to many sites,...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Dan Reeves
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: R.I.P. Dan Reeves

https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/past-present-blog
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Former RB, Coach Dan Reeves Passes Away
Jan 01, 2022 at 11:30 AM
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DallasCowboys.com

Dallas Cowboys Staff Writers

https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/past-present-blog

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Dan Reeves
Replies: 2
Views: 588

R.I.P. Dan Reeves

In 1966, Tom Landry, looking for more speed at running back, shifted All-Pro safety Mel Renfro to offense. Renfro was hurt in the opening game against the New York Giants, and Reeves took advantage of his opportunity by having a breakout season, leading the team in rushing with 757 yards and scoring...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2790 23DEC On Board Assault over masking
Replies: 23
Views: 4569

Re: DL2790 23DEC On Board Assault over masking

I think in these times that alcohol service should be banned by the FAA. Should we also ban kitchen knives since people stab each other with them? Of course not. Don’t infringe on the rights of all because one in ten million violates the law. The law already carries punishment for her illegal behav...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Snowfall in the Western United States
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Record Snowfall in the Western United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM48klZSjb8
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The brutal snow winds screaming across around Christmas in Wyoming was terrifying to watch.

Begins at 7:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM48klZSjb8

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2790 23DEC On Board Assault over masking
Replies: 23
Views: 4569

Re: DL2790 23DEC On Board Assault over masking

Flight Attendant's are simply not paid enough to deal with this crap today. Front line workers, the face of the Company, there for safety, service, and now refereeing bad behavior among the flying public. Wish I knew what started all of this, it' not clear in the video's or the thread, but both app...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

She may have grounds for appeal. Their deliberations were going nowhere and then the judge told them they weren't leaving and would deliberate every day including the holiday until they had a verdict and all of a sudden they had a verdict. Ugh. Her lawyer said they were filing an appeal. If the app...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21570

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

The whole point of science is to question the status quo with new information. Fauci should know better that to say not question the science, he is using that as a screen to avoid people from questioning him. However much the the Omicron science out of South Africa was immediately dismissed by many...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21570

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus- ... 3f827a556f
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Confusion and doubt coming from the great Biden Regime ????

Couldn't be . . .

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus- ... 3f827a556f

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P: Desmond Tutu
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: R.I.P: Desmond Tutu

R.I.P.

Sadly, They don't make them like him anymore !!

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17366

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

You can look at the slant and the tone of this ABC News article on the Rittenhouse acquittal, to see where the bulk of the mainstream media will be going tonight. They are playing to their base. https://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-reaches-verdict-kyle-rittenhouse-homicide-trial/story?id=81108654 Slant? ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17366

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

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You can look at the slant and the tone of this ABC News article on the Rittenhouse acquittal, to see where the bulk of the mainstream media will be going tonight. They are playing to their base.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-reaches- ... d=81108654

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