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by ACDC8
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 977

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

"White" card - what can possibly go wrong with that? :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

Back in the day when a new phone was completely different than an outgoing model both in design and function, I could see the argument going out to get a new phone - but nowadays, all phones really just look the same and the performance differences are just minimal bumps.

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by ACDC8
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louis de Funes 40 years
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Louis de Funes 40 years

His movies were quite popular in Germany as well, probably still are.

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4510

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

TriJets wrote:
That doesn't answer the question.

Sure it did.

Anyway, not gonna argue with you again.

Thoughts and prayers and God Bless the 2nd Amendment.

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4510

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

TriJets wrote:

What kind of gun did this shooter use?

The kind that killed 10 people.

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4510

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Did the shooter come from out of state? David Chou brought his assault rifles into California from out of State last year and shot up a church with them. IIRC, you brought up the same argument in that thread. Using a State's gun control laws as an argument when anyone can bring in guns from states ...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4510

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

TriJets wrote:
I thought California had strict gun laws?

I didn't realize California had checkpoints checking for firearms when crossing their State lines?

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

I was wondering, do you plan to buy the Samsung Galaxy S23 series? Nope - I don't do Android. If I were to go non- iOS, I'd buy a Google Pixel. Samsungs have got to be the ugliest phones on the market. Shame though, they used to make some really nice ones like my old Samsung slide phone. I will adm...

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by ACDC8
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Economy Plus
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: United Economy Plus

For me personally, just for a couple of inches of leg room, it wouldn't be worth it. If Economy Plus came with extra perks like priority boarding, meals, etc., then I'd convince myself - but just for a bit more leg room, I'd pass.

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1.12 hrs enough to transit at DFW for SFO-DFW-LHR itinerary?
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Is 1.12 hrs enough to transit at DFW for SFO-DFW-LHR itinerary?

No, you'll need at least 1.13hrs.

Joking aside, no idea - never been to DFW but just over an hour for an International connection is usually on the tight end, at least for my personal preference.

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is CUN not served from Asia?
Replies: 36
Views: 2055

Re: Why is CUN not served from Asia?

So I'm wondering if CUN is served from Asia. CUN is the most visited destination from overseas. If they were flights to CUN from Asia, probably JL, KE, and NH would serve those routes. Same reason why all those overseas flights to CUN are operated by leisure airlines and not mainline airlines, CUN ...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Have friends with the same setup and do the party once a month at your place and the other times at the others'. Or, I also heard of this, offer your place for the party, but someone else is responsible, brings the food etc. As for chores, work from home, and take one hour off your workday to do th...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has tom cruise flown a jet?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Has tom cruise flown a jet?

Don't know what you mean. at least for Top Gun one and two many shots were filmed in the air. The actors actually flew in the backseat of those Hornets and Tomcats. I believe he owns the L39 you see in Top Gun II, so he flew those sequences in the movie. Link to a segment That wasn't Top Gun - that...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating these days.
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: Dating these days.

I haven't used online dating for a good decade and have no interest in using newer sites/apps, just not my cup of tea. But I do have a friend that met his new girlfriend on Hinge after using several other apps, he's pretty happy. Personally, I've gone back to just going out to meet new people. My ex...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?
Replies: 21
Views: 1401

Re: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?

You can always make a screenshot of a boarding card and send it over to another phone. Yup, always did that when travelling with my ex. I had the airline app on my phone, checked us both in on my phone and sent her boarding pass to her phone. doesn't everyone have Whatsapp today? Nope. No need for ...

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by ACDC8
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?
Replies: 21
Views: 1401

Re: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?

In my experience, self scanning using your phone or paper boarding pass was quite common long before Covid, even in the US. Having flown in/out of the US every couple of weeks for years prior to the pandemic, I honestly can't remember the last time a gate agent or security screener scanned for me. ...

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by ACDC8
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?
Replies: 21
Views: 1401

Re: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?

In my experience, self scanning using your phone or paper boarding pass was quite common long before Covid, even in the US. Having flown in/out of the US every couple of weeks for years prior to the pandemic, I honestly can't remember the last time a gate agent or security screener scanned for me.

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

It's interesting to me that I've see things flip where people view the quality of life of that 4 bedroom house with a nice backyard lower than the 2 bedroom apartment in the city. It ties in to my "white flight" comment above. Back in the 50s-90s or so inner cities were viewed as crowded,...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Just a quick request, if you are saying "in my city" etc, name the city, gives old folks like me an idea of where you are talking about. Sorry, Vancouver BC for me. Love Vegas though, taking the CX from the airport to Fremont is fantastic, just wish it had more frequency. Sure beats a $60...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

With an average or below average salary I can ask my city for public housing. If I have a job, then my company is paying a tax to fund such housing, and I can get an offer for a flat near my workplace right away, instead of waiting in line with the unemployed, disabled, old, etc. Yeah, our low inco...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Strata/HOA fees can run quite high in US suburbs, depending on location of course. Even in Florida the average is north of $300/month. Fortunately, HOA's in Canada aren't close to what they are in the US, but strata fees for a 1 bedroom apartment in the city will easily run you $300/month minimum, ...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Actually, we seem to be in agreement and the housing economy seems to be in agreement. If housing is more expensive in walkable neighborhoods then there is more demand and thus people are prepared to pay more for less floor space. The demand is there, but the people who would benefit the most of su...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Are nowadays more Dutchmen moving to Canada, than Canadians moving to the Netherlands? I have no idea The YouTuber behind 'not just bikes' happens to be Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Canadians moving abroad is irrelevant to my point of one of the main reasons why many people move to Canada - 4...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

The US once had walk-able neighborhoods, but you pulled them all down to build highways and stripmallls with vast parking lots. The US is now full of hundreds of empty shopping malls, and carparks which nobody uses. Strip malls are brilliant if designed and placed properly - one stop shopping/enter...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Actually no, there is quite a bit known about the migration to Canada and Australia after WWII. I wasn't referring to post WW2, but more so today. It's a conscious choice about how to build your cities and what kind of transport needs there are. The Dutch made a very conscious choice in the 70-ish ...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Men - what kind of underwear do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: Men - what kind of underwear do you wear?

For the most part, bikini style briefs - keeps the meat and veg nice and snug. On date nights though, boxers - most women I've dated appreciated the easy access, especially in the car or in other places of questionable locations.

For reference, older than most of you and in Canada.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2664

Re: Car dependency

Ask your fellow countrymen why they moved to Canada or the US, its because they want exactly what we all want, a nice 4 bedroom rancher with a 2 car garage on an acre or two of green grass and a shiny new Cadillac in the driveway. - so, because of that, we built out and not up and with that building...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 2615

Re: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher

Like him or hate him Michael Moore made this arguments 20 years ago. Violent movies and video games do not increase gun violence and other violence for that matter. Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, the Netherlands etc. all get the same video games and movies as the US does. ...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 2615

Re: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher

in what world does a 6 year old take a weapon to school and purposefully shoots their teacher? In a world Country that idolizes guns so much that some put more worth in to and misinterpret an archaic script over the value of human life by misguided arguments under the myth that guns save more lives...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Was I Re-Booked? (Hawaiian Airlines)
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Re: Why Was I Re-Booked? (Hawaiian Airlines)

Happened to me a few times - weather was coming in or late inbound aircraft, they'd call me up and rebook me on an earlier flight to make sure I made the connection. I had one instance where ground staff in Germany was planning labour action and I was booked with LH from DUS-FRA-YUL-YVR, they called...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century

That is really sad and scary. We need to take action and have governments pass strict laws limiting and banning the use of fossil fuels. It is gross we have so many anti science people on the right in the U.S. that treat human caused climate change like a hoax and conspiracy theory. The paradox is ...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 04, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

A Swedish guy I used to work with had an RFID chip implanted in his hand, he's cash and cardless. LOL - that brings me back to my Sunday School days - the "Mark of the Beast" being we're all chipped in order to do transactions and all. I'm not keen on going cashless, but I can adapt with ...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13175

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

One thing is for sure, the GOP sure is consistent in historic loses.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Interestingly, that even though many of us don't use cheques as much as we used to (if at all), yet our primary bank account is still a chequing account. I remember the day of personalized cheques, you could pick from various background pictures, font style/colour, a fancy cheque book to keep them i...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Government still sends cheques for tax refunds or other government related rebates. Other than that, I usually only use cheques as a blank sample when setting up a direct deposit/withdraw account. I'm guessing from your username you're in Canada. Does the tax department there not offer payment dire...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2532

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

Government still sends cheques for tax refunds or other government related rebates.

Other than that, I usually only use cheques as a blank sample when setting up a direct deposit/withdraw account.

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2023
Replies: 122
Views: 2878

Re: Word Game Q1 2023

Threads

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by ACDC8
Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back
Replies: 76
Views: 6395

Re: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back

It would be nice to get some tag on routes back as well, like CX YVR-JFK or PR YVR-LAS.

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by ACDC8
Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 short hauler
Replies: 16
Views: 2082

Re: A380 short hauler

Sure its possible, both ANA and JAL used modified 747s with high density seating on short hauls for years, its just a matter of coming up with a reasonable business case for it. It would take investment in upgrading airport infrastructure to speed up the boarding and de-boarding process if you want ...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6456

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

I thought he already did?

Isn't that one of the reasons he didn't salute during the Queen's procession and only bowed his head when passing certain monuments?

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meaningful Potential Innovations for passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 3049

Re: Meaningful Potential Innovations for passengers

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Start charging for the perceived convenience of carry-on and out the bags where they belong—in the baggage holds. One free carry-on, charge for the second one you get reserved space.

Don't most airlines only allow you one free carry on?

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any plane that still uses a bulkhead projector?
Replies: 26
Views: 3608

Re: Any plane that still uses a bulkhead projector?

God, I miss those days. You never found out what movie was playing until you got on board the aircraft and opened up the in-flight magazine. None of this silly internet and onboard streaming nonsense. Guess this is our "You kids have no idea how good you have it. I had to walk in 10 feet of sno...

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1680

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

They were mentioning yesterday that his health was declining.

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barbara Walters has passed away
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Barbara Walters has passed away

Truly a legend and one of America's National Treasures. Those of us who grew up with her will miss her dearly.

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 29, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you dare use WN's res system right about now?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Would you dare use WN's res system right about now?

Would I book a flight for this or next week with WN? No
Would I book a flight for a couple of months from now with WN? Sure.

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? An on-time 2022 edition
Replies: 24
Views: 1818

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? An on-time 2022 edition

I might be missing a couple, but from the top of my head: A - AMS B - BGY, BVA, BCN, BLI C - CUN, CGN, CDG D - DEN, DUS, DRS, DTW, DTM E - EDLS, ENS, EME F - FRA, FMO G - GRO, GLA H - HHN, HZP I - IAD J - JHL K - KEF L - LHR, LGW, LAS, LAX, LEJ, LTN M- MCO, MUC, MGL, MXP N - NRN O - OBF P - PHX, PIK...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing Travel Chaos: canceled flights, stranded and disgruntled travelers
Replies: 67
Views: 13262

Re: Sunwing Travel Chaos: canceled flights, stranded and disgruntled travelers

Those poor passengers must be relieved. It was about time they called in for help. It took a lot of media attention and more for Sunwing to react. It takes time to organize recovery flights, despite what ambulance chasers like Gábor Lukács might lead you to believe. N703KW is operating PVR-YWG toni...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Changes in 2023

I just want to see people getting off their social media soap boxes and just accept that others have different views and realize despite that, we can still all get along. I'm just about done with Facebook because of that, some "friends" have taken their political viewpoints to a level near...

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