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by ER757
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Uprising

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by ER757
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13374

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Zaf wrote:
KLM, Olympic,

KLM with minor modifications has been around since the 80's. How about Eastern? The new Eastern pretty much resurrected the old Eastern livery

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by ER757
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Mysterious

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by ER757
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 118
Views: 4784

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Any reason this story is making the news (I had stumbled on it already) ? Good looking blonde girl involved maybe ? Social media influencers (YouTube I believe) documenting their cross-country road journey. I've heard that term "influencer" a lot in the past year or so. I am not big into ...

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by ER757
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

dark

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by ER757
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson
Replies: 52
Views: 8816

Re: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson

Saw it a few days ago! Love it!! And I love Russell Wilson. In fact, saw him this morning. That man is dedicated to what he does. He is the first to arrive, and the last to leave. Still goes to Children's hospital weekly, and is just a great hearted man. How cool to have a plane dedicated to him! I...

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by ER757
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Illness

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by ER757
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 330
Views: 14757

Re: Texas abortion law

Guess what? Governor Abbott is going to eliminate rape! Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends abortion law, says state will 'eliminate rape' Source: USA Today Coming late to the game here, but have to say that on the list of "stupidest things any governor has ever said," this one would be in the...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3207

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

frmrCapCadet wrote:
One happy thought, when the plains has to return to grasslands it will still be OK to use it as pasture for us red meat eaters. LOL

I know your comment was in jest, because raising cattle takes an enormous amount of water. But Bison Burgers are pretty tasty....... :smile:

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by ER757
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Dresser

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by ER757
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3207

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Aesma wrote:
Just so we're clear, "water rights" means that farmers don't pay anything for water, right ? Or is there maybe an infrastructure fee (for the dams etc.) ?

Water rights refers to the allocation, not necessarily cost

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by ER757
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3207

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well. Very good point, but that ship has sailed. So, since wholesale relocation of the...

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by ER757
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3207

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well. Very good point, but that ship has sailed. So, since wholesale relocation of the...

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by ER757
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

skater

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by ER757
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Starvation

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by ER757
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2417

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

The damage being seen this morning in NJ and PA is just unbelievable. :sad: Saw a video (I think it was on the CNN website) of an NYC subway train that looked like it was being run through a carwash. Just a deluge of water pouring in from above. And the steps up to the street from the platform were...

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by ER757
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

This is definably a conflict of interest. How did ER757 compensation work out during all of this? I did okay, still working at the same place until tomorrow - then it's happy retirement to me. 37 years there is long enough, if I don't leave now it might turn into a career :smile: Congratulations on...

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by ER757
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

My boss's husband reported to me - she was VP, I was manager, he was a supervisor. My goodness, that sounds just horrible. I'm surprised they allowed it as well. This is definably a conflict of interest. How did ER757 compensation work out during all of this? I did okay, still working at the same p...

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by ER757
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

For a while I was in a rather uncomfortable position - My boss's husband reported to me - she was VP, I was manager, he was a supervisor. Was a terrible spot to be in. Only positive thing I could say is I never had any problems getting his yearly salary increase approved.This was for a large corpora...

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by ER757
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2145

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

I can imagine him being quite traumatized and having his life, in total, turning out for the worse because someone put him in that photo many, many years ago beyond his control. Him having tried to cope with it in numerous more or less weird ways since, is more of a symptom than something that’s ag...

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by ER757
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Pickle

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by ER757
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 6896

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

I do not care if he was a "veteran in crisis," or a "woman going through menopause!" This behavior is absolutely unacceptable. Im tired of people using excuses to warrant their behavior. It's just not a get out of jail for free option IMO. He was still able to comprehend that he...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2417

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

The current models show that IDA is going to give the same areas of Tenn/NC that got wrecked over a week ago, an extra dosing of 5-10 inches of rain tonight into Wednesday. A very powerful storm with very heavy rains creating the biggest new threat. Oh man, salt in the wounds :cry: I feel so bad fo...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

casinterest wrote:
Plant

Robert

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by ER757
Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2417

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

Ida is forecast to hit the industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, site of three key ports, petrochemical sites, and a nuclear power plant. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/08/intensifying-hurricane-ida-a-significant-threat-to-key-infrastructure/ New Orleans’ impossible situ...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 837
Views: 220826

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Another MAX roll out for 9Air https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51393693871_fbe15773e9_c.jpg 737-8 9 Air by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr 7705 66123 N27752 737-10 United Airlines https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51393952133_3b366abd38_c.jpg 7705 66123 N27752 737-10 United Airlines by 737 MAX ...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2145

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Yeah, an April Fool's joke that wasn't ready in time and came out now. This has no chance and the guy's going to be out whatever he got suckered into paying his shyster lawyer, who should be dis-barred

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by ER757
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

L0VE2FLY wrote:
Nutella

Vegemite

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by ER757
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When did Jackson WY get so big?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: When did Jackson WY get so big?

First time I was there was as a 7 year old kid during our family road trip back in 1962. They had staged "gunfights" down the main street in the evening to entertain the tourists, really hyping the wild west feeling of the town. Haven't been there in about 20 years or so, and it wasn't all...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: RIP Charlie Watts

R.I.P. to a legend - he laid down the the beat that kept the Stones grounded - he was the "rock" in rock and roll

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by ER757
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3814

Re: Silly daft jokes.

The company that makes yardsticks announced they refuse to make them any longer.

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by ER757
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3532

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

I'm old enough to remember the days before self-service gas stations. The attendant would wash your windows, check your oil and tire pressure etc while the tank was filling up. And gas was like $0.25/gal :old: Sometimes when I am going thru Oregon I forget about their law and get out and grab the ho...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

L0VE2FLY wrote:
Switzerland

Chocolate

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by ER757
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8804

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

I’ve recently flew a 747 filled to the brim with Flowers. I had a 747 filled with Eggs to bring, I’ve carried lobster, appliances, electronics, express packages, military gear. A lot of stuff you see is time sensitive. Mentioning lobsters bring back quite a memory - we got in an LD-3 filled with la...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8804

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Think of anything that is either time-sensitive and/or perishable. It is fairly expensive, but fast. Flowers, fresh fruits, seafood, body parts for transplant, and priority mail is the bulk of it. Some flights I have worked received car parts on a regular basis for some reason; entire exhaust assem...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8804

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

[twoid][/twoid]A surprising (to some) amount of fresh flowers come in to MIA, mostly from South America. Cherries from the midwest US to Asia are huge during harvest season. Can't tell you how many LD-3's and LD-7's we used to load out of ORD back when I was stationed there Edit: Oh, and before I fo...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Around the world record attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: Around the world record attempt

Wishing her fair skies and tailwinds on her journey.

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by ER757
Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5903

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The growth in cities like Dallas, Houston and Seattle is incredible. With the DFW metro already at nearly 8 million people, I can easily see it surpassing Chicago, which is rather sluggish at 9.4 million. I'm one that contributed to the Chicago decline and Seattle growth. But I did so before Seattl...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

L0VE2FLY wrote:
Capital

governor

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by ER757
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1375

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

I feel that training and over the shoulder learning are suffering quite a bit. We may make it another 6 months without the offices, but at some point training and refilling positions will become an issue. THIS. I switched jobs during the initial stages of the pandemic (coincidence though; I had app...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

To be fair the American public overwhelmingly wanted in to Afghanistan, and today overwhelmingly wanted out of Afghanistan. Well, they wanted in because passions were high after 9/11 and the Taliban did not cooperate in handing over OBL or expelling Al Qaeda. But after a while, it was clear that th...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1913

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

I would rather own a retriever than a large SUV. Your BBC "article" is four very short paragraphs without any real information or sources. You have to do better than that. :bigthumbsup: Sorry, not giving up my Golden. I'll just drive a little less and turn the thermostat down a couple deg...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1913

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

Although air travel is the prime target of environmental groups, other human activities are MUCH more harmful to our planet. Eating meat is one of them, and owning a dog is another. One of the worst things we do is shopping at H&M, Zara, and other fast fashion retailers. Global clothing product...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42428

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I strongly believe that the 5000 troops that were sent to protect Kabul airport will eliminate all the Taliban takeover for good. This takeover by the Taliban will not last long as US troops should handle the situation along with sending drones to eliminate the Taliban. We all know that the US will...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5903

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The growth in cities like Dallas, Houston and Seattle is incredible. With the DFW metro already at nearly 8 million people, I can easily see it surpassing Chicago, which is rather sluggish at 9.4 million. I'm one that contributed to the Chicago decline and Seattle growth. But I did so before Seattl...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5903

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

I’m 43 and have chosen to not have children. Partly because of simple circumstances but as I’ve gotten older, lots of my friends with children simply don’t seem happy. This isn’t to say they don’t love their children and aren’t fulfilled. However, they certainly seem constantly stressed, exhausted ...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 12816

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Bus

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by ER757
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 146974

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Prost wrote:
I was directly under the flight path of a 777X north of downtown Seattle last week and it was amazing how quiet it is for as large of a plane it is. I’m glad regulations have gotten stringent on noise.

I've noticed that too when they fly over us down in Kent. You see them much more than hear them

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by ER757
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2871

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

I'll watch the 5:00 PM local news pretty much just to get the weather report - I like seeing more detail and explanation than you get on the Weather Channel or NOAA websites. Guess I could just turn it on about the time the weather report typically airs but gives me something to watch while I am eat...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque
Replies: 15
Views: 1548

Re: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque

We actually used to book LD-3's on the TWA L-1011 to ABQ. We had a large customer there and that was a great way to move lots of cargo. Was a long time ago so not 100% sure if this is right, but I seem to recall that TW did their flight attendant training in ABQ so they sent an L10 there for the FA'...

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