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by geologyrocks
Sun May 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL

seat1a wrote:
Interesting they could have taken up to 140 passengers on the EB segment. Could a 737-700 routinely fly this full a full load?


A few years ago, SAS offered an all business class 737-700 between Houston and Stavanger. I believe the westbound flight was 10 hours.

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by geologyrocks
Sun May 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?
Replies: 25
Views: 1592

Re: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?

For me, as it relates to COVID, would be entirely on if I could make the trip within a reasonable day. I don't think getting on an airplane is the end of the world and I certainly would rather get on an airplane before I make a long road trip that would involve multiple stops or worse, a hotel stay ...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Was Losing $100m/Day in Late March
Replies: 21
Views: 5809

Re: DL Was Losing $100m/Day in Late March

Has any airline considered running multi-stop flights? Is this a refund avoidment issue? If you have three flights all leaving at the same time to go to MLU, AEX, and LFT...could you just run 1 of them to all 3?

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by geologyrocks
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 163
Views: 9070

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

Well of course there isn't. No one is talking about the lockdown not being lifted or being permanent etc. as some like to suggest/imply. The sooner the better in general but as you note it just needs to be smart and all the issues considered. Tugg Actually, I feel that this has been politicized too...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5513

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

You're going to see fights from those who consider tourism to be non-essential vs. fights from those who see it as essential. At the end of the day, it is non-essential to anyone who doesn't make their living off tourism. A lot of cities and to a larger extent, even some countries as a whole cannot ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 163
Views: 9070

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

There is nothing wrong with talking about when to get the economy started again while also acknowledging the severity of the present situation.

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by geologyrocks
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 9820

Re: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX

Not surprised by any cancellation. Demand for new airplanes is going to be incredibly weak for the next several years.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19

I have actually had pretty decent success with once weekly trips to the store and I usually go to Publix. I buy seafood and eat that first and then eventually end up eating steak towards the end. Any produce that looks like it might not last will be cooked and then you can eat that for an extra day ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guilt of job switch
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Guilt of job switch

You can still remain friends with all of these people. Ultimately, it's your career. A career needs to be mutually beneficial to both parties. At the end of the day, you're another expense and an expense that needs to be justified. You've already made it known that you were looking for another job s...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 16295

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Listening in to Washington Tower (DCA) around noon as weather rolled through. Once that excitement ended and a Southwest flight landed on its 3rd attempt, I noticed that the tower was also doing ground control as well, clearing for push back, taxiing arriving and departing aircraft, etc. Is this th...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 16295

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Hey, new to the forum. ZTL controller, we’re going 5 on, 10 off starting Sunday. Welcome! It sounds like this is the norm in most centers. Some places were rumored to be looking at 5 on 15 off, but I don't think most places are staffed well enough for that. Apparently some terminals are going to 3 ...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feasibility/possibility of switching careers to become an ATC professional
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Feasibility/possibility of switching careers to become an ATC professional

Unless he has previous military experience, you have to be in before your 31st birthday. ATC is a great career but this is not something I would ever plan on without having a serious backup plan. Hiring bids are infrequent (about annually right now), the hiring process is long, and then if you do ge...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 26926

Re: How does aviation tackle climate change?

Fully loaded planes produce substantially better miles per gallon per passenger than cars.

She can sail across the Atlantic all she wants. The rest of us with jobs and things to do will take the 8 hour flight while she can spend the week at sea.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 3340

Re: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots

Not a pilot but as an ATC...they don’t say nothing unless it’s borderline severe or they do have horses or something.

They just want to be cleared direct and given their final altitude.

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by geologyrocks
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights with alpha numeric call signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

Re: Flights with alpha numeric call signs

I've personally only changed a callsign once and I can't remember the reason but it wasn't because it wasn't similar sounding. I also can't remember seeing anyone else change a callsign due to it being similar. One of the airlines is usually asked to change the flight number if it becomes a routine ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22030

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

If you're unhappy with the pilots then stop booking with British. That's what you actually have the power to do -- you can spend your money elsewhere. All this other talk about how you don't make as much as them and blah blah blah blah...get yourself qualified to get a better job then.

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by geologyrocks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 15839

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

The 717's aren't going anywhere, anytime soon. And if Delta has been consistent on one thing it's that they don't mind flying older aircraft - and let's not even get into their sheer size vs other carriers. Speaking of consistency, not to beat a dead horse, but they also care about their product con...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20322

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

So how much back would have been fair in your opinion? 100% of the one way portion. Flying someone to the hub and then telling them that they’re stuck there for two nights isn’t accommodating. I wish they had cancelled me in Portland - at least then I would have flown non-stop after paying full far...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20322

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

So how much back would have been fair in your opinion? 100% of the one way portion. Flying someone to the hub and then telling them that they’re stuck there for two nights isn’t accommodating. I wish they had cancelled me in Portland - at least then I would have flown non-stop after paying full fare.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20322

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

I had an award trip with them earlier this summer. Going there was fine. Coming back was the problem. There was weather. Look, I get it and I'm not blaming them for that but the way the whole thing was handled was miserable. After they eventually cancelled, they sent everyone to this giant line. Whi...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no IAD-MEM flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1766

Re: Why no IAD-MEM flights?

yeah thanks to Delta who, after promising only positive changes for MEM, after buying NWA immediately cut the MEM-AMS flight which was full all the time and many more old NWA flights. Screwed MEM good! Only Memphis can fix Memphis. The day it decides it doesn't want to be a cesspool is the day peop...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46099

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I get why airlines do it. There is obviously a premium for a non-stop flight but trying to argue to the general public that you are losing money because a paying passenger has elected to not fly in a seat that said passenger has already paid for is asinine. If it's one-way and they didn't check any ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4025

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

No It's a typical response, people like to leave their work at work. On the other hand, I'm a pilot not an ATC specialist, but I like to fly little airplanes on my days off. I also watch "nerd's videos" on Youtube, or even DVD. Most, maybe 75% of my colleagues think that's crazy-talk. So ...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8231

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Center ATC side... It's very difficult to understand controller-to-controller communications when you first start training. "Say again" is the only appropriate response when you don't understand what was said. I change how I communicate based on both who I'm talking to and what I'm about t...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2994

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

Federal income tax, state tax, sales tax, property tax, tag fees, 911 fees, gas tax, capital gains tax, hotel tax, gift tax, estate tax... I think it would be an eye opening experience if people added up the actual real percentage we pay in taxes. We don’t need more taxes but I do agree that an annu...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2994

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

As with everything, it boils down to moderation. Enjoying a Coke is fine. Drinking Coke as if it’s water is a problem. Having a donut is fine. Eating multiple donuts is a problem. At the end of the day, everything can kill you....even drinking too much water (albeit...an insane amount of water). Mod...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9987

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

You work in retail but are surprised that you have to work during the busiest season that actually keeps them afloat?

There’s a lot of jobs that require holiday work - many of them who frequent this forum, all of whom chose their line of work.

What’s your major?

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by geologyrocks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?

Everyone is getting judged every single moment you’re in public.

The question is...do you care?

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by geologyrocks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?

I just don't think there are enough one way customers where it really causes enough attention. With that being said, every seat is a revenue opportunity. People complain all the time about the price of fares on short flights. The reality is that the airlines don't actually want you on that short fli...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 68
Views: 10146

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

Imagine if the 20% eligible to retire just retire. Total devastation. I have heard 20% and I have heard 40% - not sure if different numbers being indicated for different airports? But I'm sure the head of the ATC organization, on CNN, said 40% in recent days... It varies by facility. Facilities are...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Approach - "Report 4 DME" & Other Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: VOR Approach - "Report 4 DME" & Other Questions

I'll add to your comment about unsafe to turn before missed. I don't know anything about the terminal environment. However, if you start doing approaches where the center is clearing you then you will never be issued alternate missed approach instructions. There is no way to issue you an alternate m...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 8647

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

Delta dispatchers sent 1,600 wings to Atlanta Center.

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by geologyrocks
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5245

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

30lbs overweight is a lot. Being 29 lbs overweight certainly doesn’t make you a super model. Again, 30 lbs is a lot and in my opinion, not an exesssive requirement. I’m not going to fat shame someone but I’m also not on board with the do what feels good crowd. Being overweight is unhealthy and it’s ...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 6145

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say you’re not a server but accept tips to give drinks. This trend of tipping people for just doing their jobs is rather annoying. As for actual servers...since they really aren’t paid anything significant than I get it. At the same time, you can’t complain tha...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown
Replies: 56
Views: 3340

Re: The Shutdown

Bottom line is that Senate Republicans don’t need Democrat votes. Both parties have danced around the nuclear option this decade. It’s just a matter of time until the first one does it for legislation.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26976

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I think the 767 is remarkable. It will never get the glamour that the 747 got but the fact that the -300 keeps finding orders is an amazing accomplishment. Is there any doubt that the 767 will still be flying in 2050 at this rate?

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8364

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

We’ve got countries on the other side of the world with continuous smog alerts but yes, as usual, it’s North America causing the problems.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12990

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

I personally hate anything linked to customer surveys. There’s no real incentive for the average person to fill one out and all you get are the ones who really have something to complain about, legitimate and illegitimate.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 2247

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

I don’t know why everyone feels this need to randomly share their politics with others.

I don’t care who you voted for. I especially don’t care who you voted for if you’re from another country. No need to apologize to me for anything. It’s your country. Do what you want.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

portcolumbus wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
yeogeo wrote:

Care to provide a key?


Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total



Is that Janaury 2017 - October 2018?


January 2018 - at least that's what I put in but all that stuff is public information. You can use the link above to pick your own range.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

yeogeo wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311


Care to provide a key?


Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

I find it interesting to compare total passenger numbers by total operations. Data pulled from: https://www.faa.gov/news/media_resources/ATADSguide/ January-October 1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311 2 ORD 1,180,015 430,519 10,774 168 1,621,476 0 0 0 1,621,476 3 LAX 1,189,0...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 2981

Re: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?

ATC is not going to tell you who reported it. But if FedEx and UPS ever say something about a bad ride then you know it’s legit. The best part of working them in the middle of the night is that they won’t bother to tell you about light chop. Give them direct, they’ll say thanks and to have a good ni...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC personnel - favorite airports in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: ATC personnel - favorite airports in the US?

Memphis Center and Atlanta Center. I got out of Memphis as fast I could because the city is a disaster. Every facility is going to have its pros and cons in terms of how they operate. To me, location and pay is all that matters. I’m sure St. Thomas is beautiful. I’m not going to take a huge pay cut ...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Naming an aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Naming an aircraft?

slcguy wrote:
First post timed out on editing. Looking further, it appears the feeders or any other sub contracted aircraft flying in Fed Ex colors are not named. But all mainline are.


The Caravans are named. I think the ATR’s are too.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7177

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

I'm a millennial. It's embarrassing to be a millennial. Just look at the responses. Oh, the debt, oh the cost of housing, oh my parents, oh the previous generation. I was never a great student in high school but I was smart enough to know that there was no future in going neck high in debt to get a...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7177

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

I'm a millennial. It's embarrassing to be a millennial. Just look at the responses. Oh, the debt, oh the cost of housing, oh my parents, oh the previous generation. I was never a great student in high school but I was smart enough to know that there was no future in going neck high in debt to get a ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Enough with the State Funerals?
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: Enough with the State Funerals?

He was a President. It's kind of a big deal. Now for the rest of you that have to constantly turn everything political...carry on. Just ask yourself this real quick...how many times do you actually think you change someone's political viewpoint? If you could post a billion times...do you think it w...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Enough with the State Funerals?
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: Enough with the State Funerals?

He was a President. It's kind of a big deal. Now for the rest of you that have to constantly turn everything political...carry on. Just ask yourself this real quick...how many times do you actually think you change someone's political viewpoint? If you could post a billion times...do you think it wo...

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