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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue With

You're underestimating the power of irrational thought. These people are patriots and unquestionably American...until they speak out...then they're traitors. I support these veterans who are brave enough to speak out, but don't be surprised if you find some mudslinging to them because of it. Even to...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

I can admire certain tattoos. A very detailed sleeve with colors or an abstract tribal design. But tattooing names or brands or logos...WHY? I remember a guy with the Nike logo on his calf and a bowling pin on the other. Where they are placed also determines if I find them tasteful or not. Anything ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 916

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

It seems to me the finger stick Is more painful than the arm stick. Depending on where in the finger they do it. One nurse did it close to where the nail rests on the finger and I saw galaxies for a moment. When I first attempted to donate, I grew so nervous because of the prick that when they took...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 916

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

Thanks for the detailed info, I used to think I was afraid of needles but I managed to have a blood test last month with no pain and I’ve got two tattoos so maybe I need to stop being a chicken shit and just donate. Honestly, I think a tattoo would hurt more. With this, it's just one pierce and, pr...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

That's fine, but most of the police reforms involve cutting the budget. Hence why the wording needs to be considered. The first thing anyone will think of when you say "defund" is that it's the opposite of "fund", which means take away money (how much? we don't know; some are ev...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 916

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

It is the same type of needle for having a standard blood test? If so you might have finally convinced me to do it myself. It's longer and thicker (aka cannula), but in reality, the only discomfort comes from leaving your arm in a position for very long. You'll still feel the same pierce on the vei...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

I wouldn't be surprised if "Defund the police" is SJW talk for "look how much I support your cause". That being said, if you have to explain what "defund" means, you've lost the argument. Saying "Reform the police" is more broad than "Defund" and all...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 916

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

I would, but unfortunately, the FDA still has a thing against gay men giving blood (though they're perfectly OK with promiscuous individuals so long as it's not MSM) and while they've lowered the restrictions from life deferment to 12 months to 3 months (COVID) after having any kind of sexual contac...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2077

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Well, while Trump and Company continue to spin their wheels (I mean, the GOP has been promising a great healthcare plan since 2009), states slowly adopt Medicaid expansion (OK did so last month, and MO did it last night)...so guess the ACA will be the interim healthcare system. If Democrats can make...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cori Bush defeats Clay in a major upset and other election news
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Cori Bush defeats Clay in a major upset and other election news

In what I think to be a major upset, Cori has defeated the 50+ year clay dynasty in the MO-01 race for congress and will likely be the winner of the seat since it is one of the most liberal districts in the country. While Clay is very far left, Bush ran on the fact that she is more liberal, but mor...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 66
Views: 3626

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

I wouldn't be surprised if it was a Hezbollah weapons depot (or used as a cover FOR a weapons depot). The blast seems to be too powerful for it to be just fireworks blowing up.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3529

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Bringing back from the dead...it's crunch time in KS. One of the most recent polls had Kobach running 3 points behind Marshall with lots of undecideds. The lack of a Trump endorsement is seen by many as tacit support for Kobach, especially when it's been reported that Cruz was on AF1 with Trump on t...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: I’m a sucker

I fell for a couple of Instagram ads. Never again. I still received my items, but they fail to tell you they're being shipped from Thailand or China and it takes weeks of processing, followed by more weeks of transit, and then a few more for hand off to USPS for final delivery. The first one I paid ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Kindle ?

We bought a Fire tablet for our kid, it's the most laggy, slow, crash-prone tablet I've ever used... I have an old generation Fire 8. I THINK that, because I installed the Google Play store and installed a few Android apps, it's slowed down significantly. I figured the newer generations address thi...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2077

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Dutchy wrote:
Must be low on his priority list, I guess.

That's why he golfs so much. Because he's getting his brain juices pumping.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2077

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Olddog wrote:
I guess the GOP is trying to condensate the plan with just five words so he has a chance to repeat it .

They're also trying to fit the application into a postcard, like how they promised to do with the tax returns.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Congressman Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Democratic Congressman Tests Positive for COVID-19

Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19 as a precaution after being with Texas Republicsn Representative Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive. The way this is phrased sounds like Rep. Grijalva purposely gave himself a positive result so that he could enact certain p...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

petertenthije wrote:
stratosphere wrote:
Herman Cain was very smart man who made a stupid mistake but you can't blame him.

Only thing you can count on, is that the party of personal responsibility will find a way to blame the democrats and the MSM.

For any and all their woes, past, present, and yet to come.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Kindle ?

Not to hijack the thread, but would anyone recommend getting a Fire tablet just for Kindle and streaming? I saw that Amazon was selling the tablets at a steep discount (not anymore though), and was considering getting one and just use the iPad for general social media and/or other items that require...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Linda Lingle for POTUS in the Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Linda Lingle for POTUS in the Future?

Linda Lingle is a different breed of Republicans and Hawaii isn't exactly the place where you'd go looking for any of them. There are a total of 6 Republicans in the Hawaiian Legislature (5 in the House and 1 in the Senate) and Duke Aiona is likely the only Republican with statewide recognition. The...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Kushner’s Politicide

NIKV69 wrote:
Again not sure why Trump hire smart beltway people like Newt and listened to them. Jared is a tool. As is his kids. Except of course Ivanka.

Because he only hires the best people...sure, he fires about 80% of them or makes their job so hard that they quit...but only the best.

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

brilondon wrote:
SCOTUS has no jurisdiction over the EU. They can so whatever they feel is necessary to control the PANDEMIC.

I thought the sarcasm was implied, but I guess not.

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

But even with tips, across the country, especially in areas without a highly competitive, active restaurant trade, servers struggle to maintain an average income of minimum wage week after week. And it is hard physical labor. Not sitting around in front of a computer. You say you disagree, but then...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5212

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Of course, all of this "election delay" nonsense is just Trump's way of deflecting the spotlight away from the biggest drop in American GDP in history, on his watch. You do realize that other presidents didn’t have a Covid-19 pandemic, don’t you? I seem to recall one that had a flu outbre...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 27641

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

northstardc4m wrote:
Radiance of the Seas (RCCL Radiance Class)

That's surprising. Radiance of the Seas is newer than some Voyager class ships. Grandeur, Rhapsody, and Majesty...well, it was only a matter of time.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

not sure why people are tearing Herman Cain apart. Why tear this man apart for attending this rally, he may have gotten it there or somewhere else. It's impossible to tell since the coronavirus is airborne. We are all at risk. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeL0u9XXYAAQvet.jpg He purposely stated he w...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

I'm beyond that point. Good riddance to anyone who gets COVID because they decided to NOT listen to the experts. It's one thing if you follow all the steps to prevent the spread or catching it; it's another when you purposely ignore experts' advice (for whatever reason). If you're told not to play ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5212

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Thank goodness that's only a power that Congress has, and with a divided Congress, I have a better chance at buying a new A380. Even IF the election is delayed, depending on how delayed it is, he may find out that he's no longer president. There's no such thing as staying on as president as a careta...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 27641

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Maybe NCL could pick up Seabourne and merge its operations with Regent.

I wonder if Cunard can be spun off as its own cruise holding company. Maybe they can also acquire a lower tier cruise line so that Cunard becomes the high end line while giving a taste of Cunard service at the lower tier one.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

I never wish ill health on anyone, but I am getting close because of these idiots who think they are more manly and preach their stupidity while causing other Idiots to emulate them. I'm beyond that point. Good riddance to anyone who gets COVID because they decided to to listen to the experts. It's...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

China doesn't have the upper hand at all, and never has. They may in the future... and this would be totally thanks to total US incompetence and self-sabotage over many decades. In an effort to place tariffs, farmers suddenly became involved and in need of bailouts...and even then, the tariffs stil...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

Unfortunately Biden is going to have to work hard to restore trust with foreign nations after the damage Trump has done. If Biden were an outsider like Trump, he'd definitely have his work cut out for him. Given that he's well known by allies, my guess is that IF elected, he'll try to create tighte...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

Probably return to the status quo prior to Trump, where the US focuses on boosting alliances in the area without shooting itself in the foot. No matter what, you'll find MAGATS saying that we had to do something with China...what they fail to acknowledge is how China still had the upper hand. Put ta...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

First, I'm very much against the system that allows people to be paid much less than minimum wage because 'their tips will make up the difference'. I think that is a disgusting way to value the work of human beings. If you willingly take up the job, then it begs the questions as to whether you valu...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I'm also of the opinion that if you're spending that much on dinner and wine you'll have enough to compensate the wait staff for their labour. Agreed, but there's no right or wrong answer here. Someone may go ahead and say that they'll tip for the entire bill, regardless. Someone else may say that ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1147

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

I voted already for the WA primary. Instead of dropping it in the mailbox, I dropped it in the ballot drop box. The primary is next week though. Easiest way to vote :)

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

mad99 wrote:
So are you Twitter famous or not?

Maybe. I muted all notifications so either I'm blowing up and don't know it or it's died down. I would think the latter. People tweet then forget. It's why I don't join causes on social media.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

In a good restaurant the waiters spend overtime learning about wines and taking sommelier courses. They help you pick the wine by getting to know you and your tastes and preferences, make you look like you know what you're doing, they uncork the wine and pour you a tasting to see if you'll accept t...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

It is best that President Trump not appear for any service or honor of Rep. Lewis. His presence would be very unwelcome due to his open racism, personal hate for Rep. Lewis' support of Impeachment, and would want to take the spotlight to himself. This is why I'm not really concerned about Trump not...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

That is the commonly accepted practice. Stiffing a waiter/waitress is a top 5 cultural faux pas. And most customers know they're getting dogshit wages and depend on tips. It's a terrible business practice. No waiter is capable of going so far above and beyond that it's worth 20% extra. Just pay the...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2548

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

based on what I've seen, the average American is not too gifted down there C'mon mate, you knew certain sacrifices would have to be made when you left Puerto Rico, aka "Schlong Island", to come mix with us mere mortals here on the mainland. No need to rub it in. That's the problem. For th...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

The advantage of tipping is that the the tip is not taxed. Therefore, the overall bill is cheaper. My big gripe is tipping “creep.” Sorry, but if I order a coffee at a counter service restaurant, I’m not leaving anything in the tip jar. The same people telling me to order carry out still expect me ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I do recall that there were complaints about some restaurants paying less than the minimum wage, on the assumption (?) tyhat staff would get tips on top. However, after several write ups in the national press, I think this as clamped down on. Some states have laws where restaurants are required to ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

On a related note why is prevalent in America for items for sale in stores to only have the untaxed price on the label, and then when you go to pay they add on the taxes at the register? I haven’t seen that system in other country. When I take something off a store shelf I want to know the exact am...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

There's too much tipping. The whole point of tipping was to express gratitude for going above and beyond the normal call of duty. When I'm expected to throw on an extra 20% just because that is what's normal, that's not tipping - that's me having to pay the staff because the cheap ass owner won't. ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2548

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

One is because a girl I used to date didn't like any hair below the neck on guys she was dating. It's interesting how YOU have to change for her, but she didn't. If I ever met someone who said "can you shave? I don't like body hair", I'd dump them right there. If I manscape, it's for myse...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Tips: for or against?

I may be well on my way to become Twitter famous. Someone tweeted that "restaurant staff hates you for coming in and they have every right to feel that way". I replied that "with that kind of attitude, I am right to feel like I shouldn't tip them". And Twitter got to work with a ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's Running Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Biden's Running Mate

I still put my money on Harris. She checks all the boxes that a traditional campaign will want: young, diverse, and experienced. Duckworth is another that I think is worth keeping an eye out (if not Harris, then definitely her). Plus she has the military credentials to back her up. Many others like ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bold Bets That Gold Could Triple to $4,000 Trade in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Bold Bets That Gold Could Triple to $4,000 Trade in New York

Unless there is serious unrest or economic depression, I don't see gold surging to $4000. If the Great Recession didn't do it, it will take a Great Depression 2.0 and maybe a prolonged stagnation period to get close to that...or a sudden nuclear war.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15075

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

Back in 1986 when the 747-400 was still under development Boeing studied a ULH 747 called the 747-500 that could be able to fly up to 8,700 nmi (16,000 km), which would allow airlines to fly routes such as LHR-SYD, JFK-SYD, EWR-SIN and LAX-SIN and would have been the 777-8X of its time and could ha...

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