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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 39
Views: 1365

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Pacific Western
Canadian "Proud Wings"
KLM past and present
BA Landor
LH all liveries excluding the 90s until the newest one came out.

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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?
Replies: 18
Views: 1006

Re: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?

While not airline related, I work for a company which is heavily RV orientated in the US, and they definitely saw a huge dip in both rentals and sales during March, April and May, but since then they have seen rentals and sales exceed 2019 in month-on-month figures. Leisure spending is coming back,...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

We usually average around $1.30CAD per litre and were down to about $0.75CAD per litre back in April, now with the summer season, we usually see $1.60CAD - $1.70CAD per litre and we're hovering around $1.20CAD - $1.30CAD per litre.

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by ACDC8
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 33
Views: 5117

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

TWA302 wrote:
I really like this livery!
Image

Photo credits to https://owg.com/

I don't know, every time I see it, I honestly think of the AC Raptors logo A319 :lol:

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by ACDC8
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: Messenger Post Paraguay??????????

2 second Google search shows their website as an international courier service.

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by ACDC8
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3699

Re: The culture wars reach branding

casinterest wrote:
Pancake syrup should be about breakfast and home cooked meals.

Hence Aunt Jemima, a loving aunt that we all wished we had making us all pancakes on Saturday mornings. But nah, lets look for something bad that doesn't exist in a brand and turn it into some faux "racism" issue :crazy:

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by ACDC8
Sun May 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11536

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

You assume Chinese tourists and students will be welcomed back with open arms, which not guaranteed post-Covid. Oh they will be, by those who's livelihood depend on it. Everyone else's opinion can take a back seat. Canadian public opinion of China has followed a similar to trajectory to the America...

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by ACDC8
Sun May 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11536

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

airhansa wrote:
Why?

Because Canada is and always will be a very lucrative education and holiday destination for the Chinese market and with Trump creating polices making it harder for International Students, you can expect even more students to consider Canada as a top contender.

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by ACDC8
Sun May 17, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11536

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Chinese tourists are very fickle and tend to "recoil" at any sort of negativity. Since the West has handled the pandemic worse than the East, from the viewpoint of Asians, it's likely that the majority of Chinese tourists will avoid going to the West anytime soon. Of course it will be che...

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by ACDC8
Sat May 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11536

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

I don't know how their CA is worded, but if its like the one where I work, if you take a leave of absence vs a lay off, you are still "employed" by the company for that term, your seniority stays the same but you are free to work elsewhere if choose to. If there is a recall during the tim...

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by ACDC8
Sat May 16, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11536

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

I don't know how their CA is worded, but if its like the one where I work, if you take a leave of absence vs a lay off, you are still "employed" by the company for that term, your seniority stays the same but you are free to work elsewhere if choose to. If there is a recall during the time...

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by ACDC8
Fri May 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3792

Re: air canada / airtransat

fraT wrote:

You have a point for the first booking but not for "repeaters". I am pretty sure that people who were annoyed of sitting in a Rouge plane when booking via AC.com, would check closer the second time.

You're giving the Canadian travelling public a lot of credit :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Fri May 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3792

Re: air canada / airtransat

Anything is better than Rouge. Undoubtedly the most hated Canadian airline. According to who? That’s why they had 85-90% load factors... Not to mention a repeat rate in the high 80s. People love to complain, especially on this site but when booking a flight, cheapest wins every time. Clearly Rouge ...

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by ACDC8
Sat May 09, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?
Replies: 50
Views: 2249

Re: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?

There was a pasta shortage for a while about a month back. Right now we're on the hair clippers and colour phase of the hoarding.

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by ACDC8
Sun May 03, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons
Replies: 142
Views: 4189

Re: Canada Bans Semi Automatic Weapons

Good. It's about time.

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by ACDC8
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5472

Re: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots

Curious as too if WestJet will apply for another CEWS for this round of layoffs as well. I'm not familiar with the collective agreement in regards to recalling the pilots, but if its anything like the company I work for, its quite a time consuming process so if the company needed staff quickly, we'...

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by ACDC8
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5472

Re: Westjet Furloughing 1,700 Pilots

Curious as too if WestJet will apply for another CEWS for this round of layoffs as well. I'm not familiar with the collective agreement in regards to recalling the pilots, but if its anything like the company I work for, its quite a time consuming process so if the company needed staff quickly, we'd...

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by ACDC8
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

Re: Tesla model Y

I've owned several standard models over the years and didn't find shifting particularly manly or particularly thrilling. It's a simple thing to do, so no real thrill in mastering it, unless mastering simple things gives you a thrill. It becomes an annoyance in traffic jams, one that most people wou...

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by ACDC8
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

Re: Tesla model Y

The vast majority of Americans. I have both, auto in the big car and manual in the small one. The auto in the big car is a twin clutch unit with paddle shift so you can have fun with it as well. My current car has a dual clutch with paddle shifters, no different than any other automatic IMHO. Every...

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by ACDC8
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

Re: Tesla model Y

Kiwirob wrote:
Who keeps a car long enough to need to change the automatic transmission fluid?

Who buys a car with an automatic transmission? :yuck: :vomit: :biggrin:

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by ACDC8
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

Re: Tesla model Y

Aesma wrote:
And what's the obsession with oil changes in North America ? I don't get it.

My car has the same manufacturer recommended oil change interval (1 year/15 000kms) in Germany as it does here.

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

Re: Tesla model Y

Do you find yourself changing the position of your mirrors or steering wheel much? If so, I think you are an outlier. And you give no credit for the benefits the tech provides like automatic software updates that add features and performance improvements as Tesla learns more about what things peopl...

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by ACDC8
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2198

Re: Tesla model Y

I watched Doug's review on this the other day. Want to change your mirrors? Play around with your built in iPad and change the settings so you can use the steering wheel dial. Want to change the steering wheel position? Play around with your built in iPad and change the settings so can use the steer...

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by ACDC8
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112048

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://youtu.be/LUZtW1XXV2s Video Link to the announcement WestJet today announced that 6,900 WestJetters will be leaving the organization, with 90 per cent of those leaving voluntarily. The airline had approximately 14,000 employees before this announcement. “Today, 6,900 WestJetters are receivin...

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4246

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Most non-essential businesses have been forced closed other than restaurants, but they only offer take away. Grocery stores are hit and miss for products, idiots are still hoarding. I still have to go to work, essential services, doesn't bother me. Can't get a haircut tho, gonna be like a 70s reviva...

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by ACDC8
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1609

Re: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?

TTailedTiger wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
Erode human interaction even more, good plan :sarcastic:


You mean you don't socialize outside of work?

We're not talking about outside of work or socializing, we're talking about at work and interaction between fellow humans.

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by ACDC8
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1609

Re: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?

Erode human interaction even more, good plan :sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: Flair Airlines withering well

Veigar wrote:
I swear I have seen them at LAS before. Was that seasonal?

They ventured into a few US destinations briefly.

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by ACDC8
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: Flair Airlines withering well

DFF wrote:
My guess is they don’t last to see March 31.

Oh, hey Jimbo! :rotfl:

Seriously though, unless domestic travel has taken a massive decline in Canada, Flair should be the least hit during this.

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Well after reading about the promotion I gave it a whirl. I am thinking it has been at least 3 years since I had beckoned the doors at McD. I ordered the double Big Mac. They do put double sauce and double lettuce on the burger as well as double meat but only one cheese. Basically with all extra sa...

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?

No, they shouldn't.

If one is so paranoid about cleanliness of public areas, bring your own wipes/gel and stop expecting everyone else to provide it for you.

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

seat64k wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
You do realize that the patties are only 1.6oz right? All 4 together is the size of a very small steak.


With the calories of a not-so-small steak...

The extra patties only add 170 calories. The bun is the biggest culprit if you're counting.

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: Bucket Lists

I don't get it. The feeling is the same whether you have sex with an Asian or a Western woman. The differences are for porn movies. Oh no, no it isn't ;) Do we speak of the coefficient of friction? I once met a guy who had a girl friend nearly 20 years his senior. He explained to me that all vagina...

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/business/mcdonalds-double-big-mac/index.html Are they insane?!? Four patties on a burger? Just looking at the picture makes me feel sick. I've never had a Big Mac and have never wanted to try one as I (1) don't like American cheese and (2) don't really care for mayonn...

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1770

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

caliboy93 wrote:
I think that booing at a sporting event is disrespectful. What do you think should happen?

I think society has become soft enough. No need to drag everyone down to your level of "feelings".

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2061

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

All depends in where/what you have your money invested. With some investments, it may be a good idea to get out, others stay in.

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by ACDC8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: Bucket Lists

I'll risk angering the moderators then: having sex with an Asian woman. I could always pay for it , but it's not the same (also 5+ years with GF make it difficult) I don't get it. The feeling is the same whether you have sex with an Asian or a Western woman. The differences are for porn movies. Oh ...

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by ACDC8
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Rip all remaining pax 757's and 767's. Yeah, because that's what's important here. Thousands getting sick and dying, thousands being laid off and you're worried about some planes... You do realize this is an aviation enthusiast forum? If comments on aircraft offends you in some way, then perhaps yo...

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by ACDC8
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19794

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Pretty sure that the "I'm entitled to watch my stupid iPad on a plane so close yer shade" vs. "I'm entitled to look out the window so I'm leavin' it up" bickering is officially worse than any Airbus vs Boeing topic :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19794

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

In the close to half century I've been flying, I've amassed thousands of inflight pictures, never been questioned or approached once by anyone, even on the dreaded American Airlines. Been on countless flights where people ask cabin crew to take pictures for them, never an issue. As for Sam, the guy'...

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by ACDC8
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19794

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

346fetish wrote:
I also noticed it's not allowed to take photos whilst walking on the ramp to board an aircraft in Australia & NZ. Anyone know why?

For you safety, lots of hazards moving around on the ramp. Its the same reason you're not supposed to be on your phone or wear headphones/earbuds while on the ramp.

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by ACDC8
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8818

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

767333ER wrote:
theasianguy wrote:
Air Canada just can't stay out of trouble in SFO, eh?

The joke doesn’t work sadly because it’s Jazz, not Air Canada.

Flying on behalf of Air Canada, so yes, the joke does work :sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21226

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

In the case of Transat’s A310 I enjoyed watching them from the outside more than I did being on one for 5 hours! I wonder how it must have been inside one of their 10-across in Y Tristars back then? Did YVR-AMS on their L1011 back in the summer of 98(?), yeah, it was pretty bad. The non-existent le...

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by ACDC8
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft
Replies: 26
Views: 5936

Re: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft

CrimsonNL wrote:
That has to be one of the busiest seaplane ports in the world..

Not at 3 AM.

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by ACDC8
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Create your own Airline (2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 3342

Re: Create your own Airline (2020)

Canada JetLines:

Base: to be determined
Fleet: to be determined
Destinations: to be determined

:rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying this aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 4895

Re: Help identifying this aircraft?

God, threads like this make me feel old :cry2:

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by ACDC8
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off
Replies: 22
Views: 5965

Re: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off

I’m curious what you feel are the three incidents that are the “same sort of failure”? Hmmm, don't know. Wheels coming off seem to be quite a failure would't you think? This failure is quite different from the delamination of the tire in Madrid. The cause of which is still under investigation. Beca...

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by ACDC8
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off
Replies: 22
Views: 5965

Re: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off

Antarius wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
Again with AC? This can't be normal.


No kidding. 3rd incident in recent memory?

Within 8 weeks. If an airline has the same sort of failure within 8 years, thats one thing. Within 8 months, thats alarming. But within 8 weeks? Thats disturbing.

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