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by ER757
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: trump annoyed with fox news poll results
Replies: 32
Views: 996

Re: trump annoyed with fox news poll results

Trump is in for more misery as the Trump Recession develops over the next few months. An interesting point will be the level of information on Trump's crimes developing as the "Investigations" more forward. The closer to the election that they become public the more he will be worried. He...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: trump annoyed with fox news poll results
Replies: 32
Views: 996

Re: trump annoyed with fox news poll results

Polls at this stage in the campaign are utterly useless. 16 months is an eternity and so much can change between now and the 2020 election. So this whiny crybaby of a man-child can stop throwing his toys out of the pram and all those jumping for joy over his bad numbers should take a step back and n...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bands You Were Too Late For
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Bands You Were Too Late For

I wish I could've seen Jimi live. And Zeppelin. Dammit. And I really, really, would love a Delorean to go back and see Sinatra live at The Sands. Well there are a few advantages to being old (not many) - one of those is that I got to see Led Zeppelin 3 times and also got to see the Who twice while ...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bands You Were Too Late For
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Bands You Were Too Late For

I wish I could've seen Jimi live. And Zeppelin. Dammit. And I really, really, would love a Delorean to go back and see Sinatra live at The Sands. Well there are a few advantages to being old (not many) - one of those is that I got to see Led Zeppelin 3 times and also got to see the Who twice while ...

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by ER757
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123852

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

NTU Hong Kong Airlines 789 LN891 now registered N1015B has rolled out in a special "Dreams take flight livery" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECJTYnnU0AA0lMB?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECJTYntVAAAQnkY?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECJTYnnVAAAVb2J?format=jpg https://pbs.t...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chipolte going downhill fast
Replies: 33
Views: 1580

Re: Chipolte going downhill fast

Girlfriend picked up Chipotle last night and I should have been warned a couple of weeks ago I sent her in there for some tacos and the person asked her what I wanted on them? :shock: It's a taco look up the recipe! Not to mention they sucked. So anyway last night I wanted just a bowl with chicken,...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 11095

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

The news comes as a surprise to me, Mr Hogg was a very good boss, fair and balanced to his employees and a very good leader. Under his leadership he turned the airline around and delivered very strong first half results. I have always found Mr Hogg to one of strong integrity and ethics, something w...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles: Explosive Energy with Supreme Control
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Simone Biles: Explosive Energy with Supreme Control

Fun watching an elite athlete at the top of their game, doing what no one else can. Like watching Shaun White or Gretzky or Tiger in their prime - or Secretariat at the Belmont.
What a great performance

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by ER757
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 64375

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2019/08/1 ... 0-1000ulr/

I'd sure read it that way if I was a betting man.........
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xwb777 wrote:
Is this a sign that Qantas will go forward with Airbus for its 'project Sunrise' aircraft?

Source: https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2019/08/1 ... 0-1000ulr/

I'd sure read it that way if I was a betting man.........

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by ER757
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 22095

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Based on preliminary schedules, Aer Lingus are going daily to SEA (A332) in Summer 2020, up from current 5 per week. Miami also gets back the 3rd weekly flight which was dropped this summer to allow SEA a fifth weekly frequency. MCO increases to 6 per week, LAX up gauges to daily A333, MSP up gauge...

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by ER757
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 159
Views: 10545

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49306032

If I may quote Jerry Seinfeld at his sarcastic best.... "gee, that's a shame"
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readytotaxi wrote:
Game over ! the guy is found dead in his cell.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49306032

If I may quote Jerry Seinfeld at his sarcastic best.... "gee, that's a shame"

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by ER757
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 94
Views: 3502

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Another thought that jumped into my mind is, the NRA is in an incredibly weak position, what are they going to do if Trump follows through with legislation, tell their members to vote Democrat ? This right here.......says it all. It's time that they learn this fact, they are NOT all-powerful and th...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166047

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

A high-speed taxi test took place yesterday. Has there ever been a program where first flight was delayed and yet this sort of ground testing, which usually happens shortly before first flight, continued on schedule? I'm wondering if Boeing is still hoping for some way to fly earlier than currently...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Next Summer....
Replies: 25
Views: 1505

Re: What if Next Summer....

Nik...don't even take this as a sign off on Biden! He's too old dragging antiquated thoughts...the next president MUST be capable of opening a G-mail account without assistance! He/She must have grasp of today's digital world beyond Twitter. No more pen and paper/typewriter guys! But for shits n gi...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 22095

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Update: LH is launching MUC-SEA from June 1st, 2020. 6x weekly on a A359. B6 will be pulling out of ANC, meaning PDX/SEA-ANC will not return after their seasonal end this fall. Thanks for the update. Seems like another big international add for Seattle to get an LH A359 to MUC. Are we assuming LH k...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2547

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

I still think there is a lot to learn. The AR-15 platform is popular because of its ability to greatly modified. Did you know you can actually have a pistol AR-15? I know because I made one. It's in my safe right now as I write this. There are strict ATF rules that govern such things. .223 AR-15s a...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2547

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

I still think there is a lot to learn. The AR-15 platform is popular because of its ability to greatly modified. Did you know you can actually have a pistol AR-15? I know because I made one. It's in my safe right now as I write this. There are strict ATF rules that govern such things. .223 AR-15s a...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 54
Views: 4242

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

Skybus
Mark Air
USeless Air

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by ER757
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10829

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

There is zero interest from the Port of Seattle in building A380 gates at Sea-Tac, as ER757 will attest to. Out of the major TCON carriers that have A380s in the fleet, I wonder which of them have a decent business case for sending an A380 to Sea-Tac. -Asiana -Korean Air -Singapore Airlines (in Sep...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2516

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

Tulsi Gabbard slapped Kamala Harris around quite a bit on her record as prosecutor. Totally owned her. Didn't see much of Tuesday's debate at all, but caught enough of Wednesday night to agree with what you said here. I don't think she has a prayer of getting the nomination, but I really like Gabba...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: The correct post office

It's been a while since the last "correct" thread - good to see the concept revived. I can say that in the US, the correct post office is whichever one I don't have to go into and deal with the counter personnel (or "person" since there is almost never more than one at the counte...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: Hot Meals in Y in the USA?

Will the US airlines ever bring back meals in Y? I know some long halls paxs gets meals, but I been flying in Asia a lot in the last few years and on all my flights there was a meal, granted some were only 1hr or lest so no hot meal but a cold meal at least... I don't understand why any US airlines...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List

Biggest oversight in my list earlier: Robert DeNiro Maybe the best actor of the last 50 years. If you have ever seen Taxi Driver it would be impossible not to think he WAS Travis Bickle, not an actor playing a character. Then his performance in Deer Hunter was nearly as great and he didn't win the b...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List

You missed John Wayne. He's definitely in there, but top 20. I had him in my top 10, but had to chose between him and Eastwood. I guess I mis-understood your premise (see what happens when you are reading a.net while at work?) I thought you were only talking about people still alive - but if you in...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Hollywood’s Greatest: You’re a-List

Pretty good list, albeit a little male-centric.
Clint Eastwood's best days are behind him so maybe replace him with James Cameron
Would be hard not to include Meryl Streep on the distaff side

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by ER757
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does? I saw a guy in his personal hatchback last week delivering Amazon packages. The Amazon packages were in direct sunlight in 95F + heat. I guess I won't be ordering vitamins from Amazon that have to be shipped and delivered by them to my house, instead...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18144

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

I can't stop watching this video. :rotfl: :rotfl: "Maam, you're going to be charged with assault." "yeah, whatever" LOL Not her first rodeo. This is gold. i just need to see this from a different angle to see the laptop smash on his head, WWE style. As for the FA being injured, ...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10787

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I understand the need for emotional support animals. They might be the difference between that person being able to take a flight, or not. On the other hand, how many people are scared of dogs, or allergic to furry animals in general? For each emotional support animal allowed, dozens of others are ...

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by ER757
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Appolo 11 marked a fundamental step in human exploration. One great achievement for the world as one. Thanks for remembering this special event. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. A few years before he passed away, Armstrong did an interview and said he messed up his first w...

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by ER757
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

So 50 years ago today was one of mankind's finest achievements - landing on the moon. I was born much later but still very inspired by this. Anyone have any memories of the event? I wish we could do something similar today because we really need to unite the world again. I remember it vividly - I w...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8094

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

If that is the case, why didn't Americans vote to elect a Democrat in 2016? After all, Obama was also an incumbent who had a good economy. It only made sense that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". No he wasn't he was termed out. Running for re-election and running for the office for the ...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8188

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

the policy is too vague - no offensive clothing is too subjective. Needs to be more clearly defined. Most workplaces have dress codes which denote restrictions - for example: no tee shirts, no jeans, no sandals etc. Not saying an airline contract of carriage should have those particular restrictions...

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by ER757
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94730

Re: AF to order A220

Big blow to Embraer, IMO; with AF being an existing Emb customer. I agree that A330neo or 787 is too small for the A380. AF loves the 77W so maybe they'll come around and sniff around Boeing for the 779. If they say the 350-1000 is too expense, the 779 would seem to be out of their price range as w...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 22095

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Any new news since two months ago? The New Alaska Airlines lounge in the North Satellite officially opens today - looks nice, will check it out when I am there Saturday: https://ifly.alaskaair.com/pub/cc?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DYQpglLjHJlYQGgWSCYfuYJUcaJ25zgzfNzcE1bPRLatGoRj6CAvzgqtF43KzcPpF0h8f0mfkVXtpKX%3...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Lots and lots of reasons people go missing. Won't try to explain all of the scenarios in the OP but here's just a few things that come to mind Why so many in National Parks? - They usually contain large tracts of wilderness and if someone does wander off-trail it can be nearly impossible to track th...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7827

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

https://media.nu.nl/m/e6axwl1a88dc_wd640.jpg https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5962639/twee-vliegtuigen-botsen-bij-gate-op-schiphol.html Seems like light damage, but still out of action for today. Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out" Oh no, that right there has to be a write...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2528

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

The mural doesn't appear to be a glorification, but on the contrary showing the honest truth, so I see no reason to cover it. Then the cost, that's totally crazy. We're not allowed to have history which tells the truth anymore, it has to be sanitised least someone be offended by it. Painting over i...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7827

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5962639/tw ... iphol.html

Seems like light damage, but still out of action for today.

Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out"
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Dutchy wrote:
Image

https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5962639/tw ... iphol.html

Seems like light damage, but still out of action for today.

Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out"

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7658

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

StTim wrote:
Probably a rehash of existing orders.

The signing of these supposedly big orders is becoming more and more like China - done at a state level.

Probably this - QR firming some previously announced MOU/LOI - most likely the 5 77F's from Paris and maybe some additional.

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by ER757
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6524

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

I remember being at ORD a few years ago and as I watched several UA 744's taxi past I thought sure they'd have to order the 748 some day. I still have a hard time thinking of UA without 747's in their fleet. Having grown up in the shadow of ORD and having worked there in adulthood, UA 747's were jus...

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by ER757
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1867

Re: California rocked again...

My brother lives in Bakersfield, he didn't notice the one Thursday, he was driving when it happened, but he sure felt Friday's! Never been to Ridgefield, but have been to Red Rock Canyon a few times and I'd imagine folks camping there got quite a thrill ride. Wonder if any of the hoodoos cracked and...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2366

Re: The Future of Boeing

My point is this: There is no such thing as "Too big to fail", and Boeing have every chance of going under. The only way (or at least one of the few ways) for the General Public to regain confidence in Boeing is for a brand rehash with new management or whatever. The damage is irreversibl...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3070

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

It's a mixed bag. I understand just about every one of the view points you posted in your list. It can be difficult for some people who are older to break old habits that they are completely oblivious to being unacceptable to younger people today. And in many cases, the people in management positio...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3713

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

[quote="Tugger" But fear not Florida, Alabama has your back and is trying to do worse: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/alabama-pregnant-woman-unborn-baby-fetus-miscarriage-gunshot-stomach-manslaughter.html Tugg[/quote] If I didn't know better, I's say that Alabama story was fro...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4779

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

It was completely lackluster. I was happy to see Elizabeth Warren totally school her students though. From the clips I’ve seen on the news this morning, she appeared as she always has. A frazzled school teacher that looks like she’s about to have a stroke. Thank you for putting into words what I co...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3361

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Jetblack doesn't sound like a very good name for a shopping tool to me, just don't see what it has to do with shopping.
Maybe Jetblue is making a fuss because it's one word like their name - Walmart should just call it Jet Black (two words) - end of controversy

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by ER757
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5607

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by ER757
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5277

Re: Americans and electric stoves

When I lived in the Chicago area, my parents' house and both apartments I lived in as an adult had gas stoves. When I moved to the Seattle area it's been nothing but electric in the places I have lived. The gas lines aren't as ubiqutous here as they are back in Illinois. I think maybe because the ar...

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by ER757
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1322

Re: I have a theory about dragons

A log time ago I read a theory that suggested the "fire breathing" part of dragon lore probably came from people seeing crocodiles or alligators in the early morning when the humidity was high and their breath appeared as steam. Makes sense to me

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by ER757
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363059

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Hopefully the link works.. First CR7 in the new livery.. https://www.instagram.com/p/By-wzcbhmEH/?igshid=a81s0vka4t9m Nice ! Really reminds me of Rising Blue. What surprises me is that the swoosh line seems to be in the darker rhapsody blue on the CR7 and not in United blue like the 737MAX we saw p...

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