georgiaame wrote:Have to wonder if Delta might want to pick up a few. For a song. They are 10 year old used jets, there is a precedent. Just sayin'.
What about the possibility of ANA taking a couple more for high-density domestic flights (like the 747)? What about another carrier wanting to use it to test the capacity but not commit to full-price (SA? GA? NZ? TK?)? Would some of these make their way into IR's fleet (they flew 747s into Europe......Jump to post
It seems rather obvious, does it not? The midwest has been getting pounded all spring. That may be true, but some storms are stronger than others. The storms in question have reached severe status so definitely not the kind of pattern to fly close to. The storm over the Ohio River Valley has remain...Jump to post
Is 3% down the norm for house purchase down payment in America? That's nice. Here in Malaysia it's 10% down, which is a major stumbling block for many would-be homeowners. There are various loan options. It all depends on how good the person's credit is, what their financial situation is like, and ...Jump to post
Well...got pre-approved for a mortgage. I'm rooting for the Feds to cut rates so the mortgage rates also drop, but the quote I was given looks encouraging. Putting 3% down (which I can take from my 401k and repay easily), the payments would be $1,800 (including HOA, PMI, and property taxes). In real...Jump to post
I'm wondering why all this domestic violence information didn't come out during his confirmation process for under secretary of defense back in July 2017? Probably because the Senate didn't bother? As a rubberstamp to Trump's picks, either they knew and kept it underwraps, didn't bother to look it ...Jump to post
afcjets wrote:Who at Fox News would care if we had a gay president in the past or if someone said that?
I found it pretty similar to Chicago. In the downtown core you’re going to pay no matter what. In the neighborhoods the business streets can get clogged. But if you’re willing to walk a block you can find ample free parking on the side streets. I parked on the street in Chicago for three years (eve...Jump to post
I had a chuckle with the equivalent rent...such a rent *might* get you a one bedroom in the area of Seattle we bought, assuming you don’t have a car to park. For a couple planning for children, buying favors hands down. I was under the impression that only Seattle city proper and surrounding neighb...Jump to post
How about using this calculator: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html If I was in the market to rent or buy a home in Seattle, I would probably wait a little longer. According to the St. Louis FED, the housing market in Seattle is cooling right now. I would give ...Jump to post
a 2013 car is still "new" imo. My truck is a 2013 and I wouldn't even dream of selling it to buy something new. It's just now getting into its prime usage! That 2013 car was the car I needed to get at the time, not the one I wanted. I don't care for all the gizmos and gadgets that many of...Jump to post
Buttigieg just used something that has always irked me from conservatives: he used a thing called burden of proof. He claims there was a gay president. Conservatives (especially the Christian patriot ones) will be outraged because they can't prove that he's wrong. I'd like to see how Fox News's pers...Jump to post
Just a word on that commute - Puyallup to Kent would be a killer - you might be able to find something affordable in Renton or even Kent (I live in a townhouse in Kent and I am by no means wealthy). If not, maybe think east - North Bend perhaps. About as far as Puyallup but not into the teeth of tr...Jump to post
There's an app for that. It's not 1993 anymore. Except when taking tests you are not allowed to use cellphones or tablets. I had a TI-83, but as I later found out, it was severely limited when compared to the TI-89 so for my 3rd year, I bought a TI-89, which was good because I used it for my circui...Jump to post
Thank you all for your input. I've submitted for a credit check to see what options are available in terms of rates. This townhome is similar to the one I have in MD (albeit smaller) and I do not intend to make it my forever home. I mean, it's good for a couple with no kids; it's good for two single...Jump to post
Ken777 wrote:Look for one with a small yard for easy care and everything you want (like a/c and and a dishwasher) then get the home warranty to cover ap]pliances.
What area are you considering? I have a line on a Beacon Hill house not yet up for sale. Puyallup area. WAY south of Seattle, but my workplace is in Kent. Speaking to folks who have been here since the 90s, they've all mentioned that if I want affordable housing, I'll have to stomach the commute. A...Jump to post
A) How much is left on the mortgage in Maryland? 2) Why the hell are you paying a mortgage in Maryland? A) 28 years 2) I lived in Maryland, bought a place thinking I would stay there for a few years, and out of nowhere got a good job offer to the Seattle area. I would sell the house BUT it is still...Jump to post
Here's the story: I'm in the Seattle area, where the housing market is hotter than a summer in Phoenix. My lease is currently $1800/month and unless we experience a sudden crash in the economy this year, it doesn't look like my lease rates will go down any further. Enter the decision to buy a place ...Jump to post
Airstud wrote:is thunderstorms.
(Not the kind that spawn tornadoes though; 'naders do too much damage.)
You broke the law once, don't do it again. vs. So what if the law was broken multiple times? Who cares? See the difference? It's also quite telling that in the 8 years Obama was in office, the only instance at the moment is in 2016. But as is the case in politics: IOKIYAR. Expect a Democrat preside...Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:More propaganda being lapped up due to unbridled hate. The Hatch Act was violated during the Obama Administration, and of course then no one cared. Wake up, America. Your country is on the brink.
I believe he meant "coat tailing". Yes. Got the terms mixed up. However... How is running in the state you come from carpet bagging? I assume you disagree with Trump bashing Biden in PA by saying that Biden "left you" and say that Biden campaigning in PA is not carpet bagging? A...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:...she's vile enough for Fox, but they'd NEVER let her on, because she's not some bleach-blonde who's scrawny enough to hang-glide on a Dorito.]
Talk about carpet bagging.
Knowing that Asa Hutchinson is term limited, she plans to use the Huckabee last name to run. But then again, name recognition is not always a sure thing, as Raul Labrador and Diane Black found out during their primaries for governor.
Here's the thing: why should tax dollars be used for abortions when it's mostly an elective procedure? Uninviting someone from your house is also elective, yet when they refuse to go law enforcement remove them for free, even if you have the funds to pay for the service. Best regards Thomas Sorry T...Jump to post
Mitch McConnel needs to stall any bill from the Democrats in the house until they get serious about the many problems that meet to be addressed - like border security. Translation: I want gridlock in Congress until Democrats pass what Republicans want them to pass. Who cares if they were elected to...Jump to post
I would submit to you that whoever decided to make him the face of this issue was either intentionally trying to add to the division in this country or suffers from their own naive and clouded judgement. Except he's been the face of it since the start. Are you such a snowflake that you can't breath...Jump to post
Then they decide to have Rush Limbaugh be the expert that they bring in. Any self respecting democrat would assume that this was not a serious attempt at a bipartisan solution that would actually make a difference. What cause has Rush Limbaugh supported all throughout his career that would make him...Jump to post
....which is continuing to this day, virtually unchanged, and that's *with* the tax scam, and millions more without healthcare. When will it get faster, pray tell? Watch out. He's likely gonna say "it could be faster if Democrats cooperated instead of obstructing"...because, you know, hol...Jump to post
But let's give Obama credit or say no President has control over the economy. As if Trump inherited a depression and turned it around in a month. Of course, we wouldn't know with distorting Fox News graphics and constant blares from Trump at how the economy was collapsing, how the unemployment rate...Jump to post
I'd honestly like to see the instigators of this heap, the Farages, the Johnsons et. al. be in charge and try to get out of the chaos they created. They couldn't, of course, but then again it seems no one can anyway. BoJo insists he won't prorogue Parliament, but something tells me that if he ascen...Jump to post
There should be an opt-out from Euro available for everyone. That defeats the purpose of integration in the first place. The EU could be reformed to not require a currency union, but even then, to join the currency union, the country's finances will be closely monitored so that a Greece and Cyprus ...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:So what about youtubers that make fake claims on threat and send police into others' home.
Guys, please, don't you know that bringing back animal trophies is what the Appalachian coalminer and Rust Belt factory worker want more than anything? And if you ask the Southern evangelist, they'll tell you that animals were placed on Earth by the Creator for humans to hunt for whatever purposes t...Jump to post
The right wing mantra of "if you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em"? The pill fails. Condoms break. Women are raped. I don't have a problem keeping abortion safe and legal. Normally, I agree with you, but aborting a tiny embryo is different from aborting a fetus. The first trimester is time...Jump to post
UAUA wrote:I doubt Asiana will go belly up. Is it safe to book on them?
Are there "hyde amendments" banning the spending of federal funds for all the things you listed, einsteinboricua? Don't know. I'm just drawing parallels. A health insurance plan here will give you a discount on prescription glasses, but not Lasik. It may cover nutritional assistance, but ...Jump to post
Currency unions work for certain countries. It may be possible to have a global currency, but the US Dollar already serves that purpose. The IMF has what's called the SDR as a type of currency which is weighed by a basket of currencies. The con of such a global currency is the politics of economics....Jump to post
Already Democrats are coming out the gate by voicing support for eliminating the Hyde Amendment which bans use of federal funds for abortions. Why is this so controversial? I was having a discussion where I stated that I support a woman's right to choose but that if she chooses to have an abortion i...Jump to post
Champion Air: nothing special. A 727 charter from SJU-MCO. Continental: back when they were the last airline serving a hot meal in coach at a time many airlines had switched to BoB. Flew SJU-EWR-FRA and LGW-EWR-SJU and had nothing but a pleasant experience. US Airways: I was initially hesitant due t...Jump to post
TSS wrote:Cruise ships are apparently notorious polluters and they only move people from Point A the long way round back to Point A.
Why? Because I don’t think „we“, i.e. humanity, we will manage to reduce greenhouse gases sufficiently. We will simply not make it. As you said, it doesn’t help if let’s say Germany reaches all targets in that respect but other larger nations do not. Good. The sooner everyone comes to that realizat...Jump to post
I suffered from what doctors and I concluded was a panic attack back in January 2018. While on an E175 flying DCA-PHL, on approach to PHL we made a very tight turn and hit turbulence as we did. That set off a chain reaction in me that I had never felt before. I had to be wheelchaired to the next gat...Jump to post