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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halliburton Under Investigation For Ties With Iran
Replies: 23
Views: 2364

RE: Halliburton Under Investigation For Ties With Iran

Tell me... who should have received the contracts and why?


Yea, I like to know as well. What's the old adage? "If you think a professional is expensive, just wait 'til you hire an amateur."

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teresa Heinz Linked To Plans To Disrupt GOPconvent
Replies: 59
Views: 3053

RE: Teresa Heinz Linked To Plans To Disrupt GOPconvent

She actually wrote to the IRS and let them know that she was being under-taxed!

Un-freakin' likely. Second time today I will make a request of you CPH. Please provide a source.

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clive Owen: BMW Films
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

RE: Clive Owen: BMW Films

You are are right about the poor quality of current Bond efforts.

I did read/hear something that a future Bond flick might be a retro Bond, set in the mid 1960s. I think Owen could really pull that off.

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clive Owen: BMW Films
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

RE: Clive Owen: BMW Films

Clive Owen is the next James Bond. You heard it here first.

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halliburton Under Investigation For Ties With Iran
Replies: 23
Views: 2364

RE: Halliburton Under Investigation For Ties With Iran

<i>he's still a major shareowner, </i> There's nothing illegal about U.S. government employees owning shares of any public traded company. However, any shares the Vice President owns - in any company - are held in blind trusts. <i>not to mention he's still recieving his CEO pay.</i> Please provide p...

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net For Ships?
Replies: 10
Views: 3784

RE: Airliners.net For Ships?

Merchant ships are my true passion. Here are some sites I like. Some have cruise ship photos. <a href="http://www.portpictures.nl/" target=_blank>http://www.portpictures.nl/</a> A dock worker with a passion for ship photography. He has hundreds of photos of Rotterdam, at night, sunsets, silhouettes....

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by VectorVictor
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Is Your Favourite Italian Car?
Replies: 34
Views: 4080

RE: Which Is Your Favourite Italian Car?

I still think this is still one of coolest Italian cars ever. Alfa Romeo GTV6

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Look What Happens When We Let Fear Control Us
Replies: 64
Views: 3282

RE: Look What Happens When We Let Fear Control Us

Nothing like a good quote or two (as repetitive as they might seem having been posted in these forum a time or two before) They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin I would rather be exposed to the inconvenience...

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rank The Majors
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

RE: Rank The Majors

1) Southwest. Game, set, match.

2) everybody else

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by VectorVictor
Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Camera Use Onboard Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

RE: Camera Use Onboard Aircraft

Welcome to the forums. This topic comes up about ever two or three months. A spirited debate will probably develop.

My advice than and now is always be discreet - like I do - and you can take pictures to your heart's content.

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by VectorVictor
Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Bush And His Administration.
Replies: 25
Views: 2459

RE: President Bush And His Administration.

Thank you JamesAg for raising the question I was going highlight. <b>U.S. economy at midyear on track for best growth in two decades</b> <a href="http://www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=6B8A657A-C596-4285-A04B-8D573929B88F" target=_blank>http://www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=...

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why I'm Not Voting For Bush Anymore
Replies: 120
Views: 3791

RE: Why I'm Not Voting For Bush Anymore

My Libertarian inclinations and twenty-three years of voting has me firmly believing in R.E.N.O. Re-Elect No One. <a href="http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/" target=_blank>http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/</a> American Military Casualties in Iraq as of 07/7/04 In Combat: 646 Since war began: 872

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Left, Right And Freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 2669

RE: The Left, Right And Freedom

Hey Ironminds. Check my signature line. Been a fan of P.J. for the better part of decade. Reading his new book "Peace Kills."

He still hasn't been able to top "Parliment of Whores" in my opinion, but I read 'em all and generally agree with him.

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats To Nader: Stay Out Of This!
Replies: 22
Views: 2679

RE: Democrats To Nader: Stay Out Of This!

<i>Though there are plenty of other reasons why Gore didn't win</i> There is only one reason why Al Gore did not win. Al Gore wins Tennessee, Al Gore wins the election. Florida is as irrelevent today as was on that November day in 2000. In the post WWII period, no candidate seeking our nation's high...

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by VectorVictor
Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time To Change Lufthansa's Livery?
Replies: 44
Views: 14552

RE: Time To Change Lufthansa's Livery?

I agree with Miamix707, the wave design treatment has run its course.

Besides, no airline (other than one currently undergoing severe financial stress...US) wants a fleet full of dark blue birds soaking up the sun's rays on the ramp. Not to mention bleaching and fading from exposure.

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by VectorVictor
Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Allies Illegally Helping Nader In Orgeon
Replies: 13
Views: 1917

RE: Bush Allies Illegally Helping Nader In Orgeon

<i>...soliticiting church membership lists for campaign use.....all having the effect of making this election a religious issue</i> Did you know that many predominantly African American religious congregations often invite those seeking public office to address their services? Are you aware that alm...

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Happens If GWB Wins In November
Replies: 29
Views: 2591

RE: What Happens If GWB Wins In November

If Bush wins again in November, you can kiss your civil liberties goodbye.

Because you have lost so many civil liberties so far in the first term. And they would be...?

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ELP Service In The 70's
Replies: 6
Views: 3275

RE: ELP Service In The 70's

Ah, Ol' El Paso. Continental operated a daily early morning <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="El Paso - International (ELP / KELP), USA - Texas">ELP</acronym>-<acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas...

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Don't People Play Tennis Anymore?
Replies: 21
Views: 8146

RE: Why Don't Pople Play Tennis Anymore?

My gut feelings on the decline of tennis 1) De-emphasis of physical activity in general 2) Increase in home video gaming, internet, etc. 3) Over-powering tour players decreasing fan interest. 43 minutes for a Grand Slam woman's final is b/s. 4) Poor marketing by ATP, US<acronym title="Taca (El Salva...

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 LAX Focus City Not Working?
Replies: 79
Views: 7380

RE: F9 LAX Focus City Not Working?

Not to mention that American runs 2-3 daily Austin-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> flights as well. That market is saturated. Now an <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-San Antonio flight ...

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by VectorVictor
Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BWI-ORD Roundtrip+pics (very Long)
Replies: 18
Views: 8602

RE: BWI-ORD Roundtrip+pics (very Long)

<i>...lord over the unwashed masses on the strength of your knowledge and experience.</i> Gee B747, I guess lording over the unwashed masses is only reserved for you. For those interested, see: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/17532/4/" target=_blank>http://www.ai...

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 48 Nobel Laureates Urge US-Voters To Go For Kerry
Replies: 54
Views: 3323

RE: 48 Nobel Laureates Urge US-Voters To Go For Kerry

<i>Most acedemics[sic], who are worth their salt, try to challenge people to think...</i> What's the old saying? "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach." People learn a hell of lot more on the job then ever do in some stuffy classroom. <i>I mean, conservaitves[sic], by nature, want the status ...

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden Will Start With Muslim Holidays!
Replies: 86
Views: 2579

RE: Sweden Will Start With Muslim Holidays!

You and 777 can argue the state religion angle all you want it still doesn't change the fact Western nations are, by and large, secular socities loosely based on a Christian belief structure and its ideals. (Perhaps that is a better definition.) It stands to reason, since the European colonizers of ...

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden Will Start With Muslim Holidays!
Replies: 86
Views: 2579

RE: Sweden Will Start With Muslim Holidays!

<i>Actually, save for Japan, every Western nation is a Christian nation. 777236: Wrong. None have an official state religion.</i> Daft as you might be, you know it has nothing to do with having a state religion. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>: <i>It is clearly stated in the Quran, tha...

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by VectorVictor
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 Bashers, Shame On You!
Replies: 77
Views: 8792

RE: NWA DC-9 Bashers, Shame On You!

Ha, ha Isitsafenow.

I've logged N941N. NW1082 Houston/Hobby-Memphis Aug 1997.

I guess you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

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by VectorVictor
Sat Jun 19, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid Sports Team Names/logos
Replies: 59
Views: 14219

RE: Stupid Sports Team Names/logos

<i>almost as stupid as having lassie for a mascot</i> Actually, Reveille is the mascot who happens to be a collie. The next Reveille could be any breed, although tradition - an important word in College Station - almost ensures that another collie will be chosen when the time comes. However, a move ...

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Control Room" - Documentary About Al-Jazeera
Replies: 28
Views: 2702

RE: "Control Room" - Documentary About Al-Jazeera

<i>It's clear you know nothing about the channel is simply listen to what the stooges in Washington have to say about the channel.</i> Spoken like a true stooge with a knack for discounting anything that runs counter to your beliefs. Why would Jwenting - in Holland no less - care what Washington has...

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Keep Your Windows Shut!
Replies: 87
Views: 11117

RE: Keep Your Windows Shut!

...PAX for having the bright sun hit there face..or not being able to see the screen

Geeze, how do these people survive the real world?

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by VectorVictor
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Pissed Off
Replies: 38
Views: 2303

RE: I Am Pissed Off

The big, bad evil Fox Corp. via its Fox Sports World channel is showing many Euro 2004 games in the USA.

http://www.foxsportsworld.com/content/view?contentId=920998

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by VectorVictor
Sat Jun 12, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad News...airtran Keeps Ugly New Look
Replies: 52
Views: 6940

RE: Bad News...airtran Keeps Ugly New Look

As a graphic designer (15+ years), I can assure you that often what is perceived to be bad solution to a graphic design issue is often the result of the client meddling or second guessing the skills and talents of the designers they hired. Based on my experience - the designer(s) probably made a com...

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It Was All About Cheap Oil....
Replies: 24
Views: 2197

RE: It Was All About Cheap Oil....

<i>USA...Your president is in the oil business!!!</i> Canada...your wealthiest province and your wealthiest city each share an economy that revolves around the oil and gas industry!!! And for what its worth, who cares whether President Bush was in the oil business. I guess the 500,000 Canadians empl...

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by VectorVictor
Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If: Southwest Went Bankrupt?
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

RE: What If: Southwest Went Bankrupt?

Let's see. For this topic to even have a shred of credibility, there would have to be: 1) A terrorist event of unprecedented nature or a nuclear war erupting between India and Pakistan which causes collapse of world financial markets. Southwest will be the last one standing, however. 2) A heretofore...

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by VectorVictor
Mon Jun 07, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11-DC10&B742 At San Antonio
Replies: 9
Views: 3795

RE: MD11-DC10&B742 At San Antonio

Dee Howard's or as VectorVictor mentioned, San Antonio Aerospace.

Used to be Dee Howard. They went belly up. It's now

http://www.staero.aero/amm_saa.html

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by VectorVictor
Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Fox News Is Terrible!
Replies: 77
Views: 4333

RE: Why Fox News Is Terrible!

Well, one thing is certain, Fox's detractors on this board sure must spend a lot time watching the network to be so ready to "rapid-fire" their critiques of its programming. Admit you watch, or shut the heck up. <i>...just adds credence to the commonly held argument that Americans are ignorant and t...

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by VectorVictor
Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11-DC10&B742 At San Antonio
Replies: 9
Views: 3795

RE: MD11-DC10&B742 At San Antonio

This is the best info I've got... The ex Virgin bird came to San Antonio anticipating a paint job to European Air Lines. EAL shuttered operations (from what I understand) so its fate is unknown - probably headed to Arizona/California. The Saudia Arabian plane is there being outfitted/enhanced for it...

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by VectorVictor
Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Fox News Is Terrible!
Replies: 77
Views: 4333

RE: Why Fox News Is Terrible!

Alpha Oh, give me a break, man. Don't patronize me.

This coming from someone who calls nearly everyone he disagrees with "son", "partner" and "kid"...ad nauseum. Who's patronizing whom?

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by VectorVictor
Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Reagan's Death And His Civil Aviation Policies
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

RE: On Reagan's Death And His Civil Aviation Policies

In 1985, didn't you forget someone?????

Gimmie an "E"
Gimmie an "A"
Gimmie an "S"
and so forth

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by VectorVictor
Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do They Still Use The 'saturday Night' Rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 7185

RE: Why Do They Still Use The 'saturday Night' Rule?

There was an airline that attempted low cost, long haul flying. Quite popular until they were squashed by <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, or so they claim. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/529021/L/" target="_blank">View La...

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by VectorVictor
Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Citizens: Stop Using So Much Oil!
Replies: 316
Views: 15460

RE: USA Citizens: Stop Using So Much Oil!

JGPH1A, I have to add you to my respected users list for your Melchett reference in Reply 189. Good stuff. From Blackadder Goes Forth <i>Gen. Melchett - That's the spirit, George. If nothing else works, then a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.</i> Which co...

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by VectorVictor
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paint The Cabin Walls!
Replies: 31
Views: 3636

RE: Paint The Cabin Walls!

The colors on the interior of the 7E7 mockup are probably done with lighting and not with colored panels.

It would be far cheaper to make an ample supply of one color and use colored lighting to accent.

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by VectorVictor
Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Gets Weather From The East?
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

RE: Who Gets Weather From The East?

Hmmm, Houston, Texas gets severe weather from all directions.

-Tropical systems from the Gulf of Mexico (east-southeast)
-Wet winter systems from the north and west
-"Sea breeze" thunderstorms moving due south to north-northeast
-El Niño disturbances from the southwest over Mexico

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Non-stops From SFO
Replies: 23
Views: 4078

RE: New Non-stops From SFO

Why can't United Express round up a CRJ and fly nonstop to San Antonio? American flew Boeings on that route for nearly two decades.

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD-MDW Helicopter Shuttle
Replies: 6
Views: 4457

RE: ORD-MDW Helicopter Shuttle

Here are incidents in 1960-61 in Chicago <a href="http://aviation-safety.net/database/1960/600229-1.htm" target=_blank>http://aviation-safety.net/database/1960/600229-1.htm</a> <a href="http://aviation-safety.net/database/1961/610901-0.htm" target=_blank>http://aviation-safety.net/database/1961/6109...

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by VectorVictor
Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Coolest Model Plane...Ever! Have A Look.
Replies: 21
Views: 9056

RE: Coolest Model Plane...Ever! Have A Look.

Okay Scottish Laddie, that was pretty cool. I have to admit the Concorde just edges out the B-52.

What about those airliners at the end of the clip. Do they fly?

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by VectorVictor
Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Computer Are You Using Right Now!?
Replies: 36
Views: 3344

RE: What Kind Of Computer Are You Using Right Now!?

Apple G4 Tower Dual 867

Buying an Apple G4 Powerbook soon.

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by VectorVictor
Sun May 30, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pyongyang Airport, North Korea
Replies: 65
Views: 11230

RE: Pyongyang Airport, North Korea

How about the Mercedes sedan in front of the IL-76? One party member must be a pretty fortunate soul to be allowed behind the wheel of a Western automobile.

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by VectorVictor
Sat May 29, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Coolest Model Plane...Ever! Have A Look.
Replies: 21
Views: 9056

Coolest Model Plane...Ever! Have A Look.

http://www.wren-turbines.com/news.htm

Download the videos and watch this baby go. Even has a sound quite reminiscent of the real plane.

If this has been posted already. My apologies.

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by VectorVictor
Sat May 29, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball Stats
Replies: 34
Views: 1084

RE: Baseball Stats

Off topic - but my inquiring mind wants to know... Has any batter been put out three times in one inning? (I'm sure its happened) Most number of outs a batter made in a game? Has any fielder put out the same batter three times in one inning (i.e. three fly balls to the same outfielder for example)? ...

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by VectorVictor
Fri May 28, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball Stats
Replies: 34
Views: 1084

RE: Baseball Stats

...if the Houston Astros record is 30-10

It would certainly be a misprint!  Smile

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by VectorVictor
Thu May 27, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Badlevel Once Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 2944

RE: Badlevel Once Again!

Why are all the window shades down on the Alitalia?

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