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by Boeing717200
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71759

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

WaywardMemphian wrote:
Has to have at least 4500nm range. It needs to do Rome from anywhere in the lower 48.


That needs 5600nm.

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by Boeing717200
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture
Replies: 41
Views: 1901

Re: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture

I felt it was a staged to show academy cares about diversity.. A botched attempt and insult to both movies, IMHO. As sad is it is, I do not think this is too far fetched, especially after all the "Oscars Too White" public outcry. Don't think it was an attempted insult to both movies, just...

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by Boeing717200
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 10206

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

Trump should talk to the weather bureau. Since he took office the weather in most of the U.S. has been well below average for the season. Has Trump replied "Fake News"? If he has, then I think that this time he is actually right. Here is some really fake news: https://www.youtube.com/watc...

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by Boeing717200
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 10206

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

What "experts"? If they are experts, name them so they can take credit if they are right. Sounds like more biased, wishful thinking, disguised as news. Experts looking for an excuse to explain their loses. I find it amusing they don't look at bookings in both directions. Europe is a bit o...

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by Boeing717200
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture
Replies: 41
Views: 1901

Re: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture

You'd think after Steve Harvey, presenters would be especially on their toes before reading aloud what they think the card says. Warren Beatty said the card said "Emma Watson - La La Land." Did the "Emma Watson" part not tip him off that he wasn't looking at the Best Picture car...

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by Boeing717200
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture
Replies: 41
Views: 1901

Re: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture

You'd think after Steve Harvey, presenters would be especially on their toes before reading aloud what they think the card says. Warren Beatty said the card said "Emma Watson - La La Land." Did the "Emma Watson" part not tip him off that he wasn't looking at the Best Picture car...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would polar routings solve the problem of sonic booms for future SST travel?
Replies: 19
Views: 3748

Re: Would polar routings solve the problem of sonic booms for future SST travel?

Hello A.net, I recently wondered about the emergence of SST startups like Boom aero and one of the biggest problems currently is trans-land travel and sonic booms. For example, if Virgin Atlantic decided to order it, and operated it from LHR to LAX or HKG, could polar routings be the solution to av...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13593

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

It has actually been the most successful on TATL flights. Looking at planned routes for this summer: 764 routes that are not TATL DL ATL-LIM DL ATL-EZE UA IAD-IAH UA IAD-GRU UA IAD-HNL Are you trolling? There are 1,528 764 flights this month and 54% are TATL, another 20% or so go to Asia. A bunch o...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing subsidiary ILS posts amusingly incorrect infographic
Replies: 40
Views: 7615

Re: Boeing's Promotions Company Makes Unfortunate Error

Wow! You just can't fix stupid.

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 14105

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

32andBelow wrote:
No, none of us have passports on us when flying domestically in the US


Not exactly, I carry mine all the time because my travel can change enroute..

Further, you do need a government issued ID to fly and if you're not a US citizen, you do need to have your passport with you.

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13593

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

So does anyone know if the 764 is used on TATL, my understanding is that is the question, not why the 764 was not purchased by more airlines. Unless this is a stealth thread to ask just that question with the resulting answer that the A330 is god and the best thing since aviation was invented. Are ...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 20157

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

For the last decade, traffic has steadily declined at IAD, as more passengers prefer the convenience of DCA. It is well known that IAD is too far out and has no connections to public transportation (until the Silver Line is finally complete). The airport also employs a confusing layout of mobile lo...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 25293

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

Look at where Compass flies to from SEA and LAX, plus any 717's out of SEA,LAX and SLC. There is your answer.

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by Boeing717200
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl LI - Greatest ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 1534

Re: Super Bowl LI - Greatest ever?

Pats coming back from being down 21-3 at half-time - plus 1st Super Bowl ever to go into overtime? Surprised no other posting on Super Bowl. Likely Brady will be regarding as greatest Q-Back ever... You only needed to watch the first and fourth quarter. Pretty boring and uninteresting in between. D...

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by Boeing717200
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McConnell Silences Warren
Replies: 44
Views: 1588

Re: McConnell Silences Warren

Warren's fellow Senators bravely continued to read Coretta Scott King's letter without interference this morning. I think McConnell and his his Stasi majority realize how badly they erred in their actions. Bad optics indeed and it has to make one laugh thinking back on the past 8 years of the GOP a...

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by Boeing717200
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McConnell Silences Warren
Replies: 44
Views: 1588

Re: McConnell Silences Warren

salttee wrote:
Boeing717200 wrote:
She violated the rules with personal insults.
She read a letter from Coretta Scott King that had already been entered into Senate records previously.
The pubbies made a major blunder here.


Nope. The letter was inflammatory and a false characterization.

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by Boeing717200
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McConnell Silences Warren
Replies: 44
Views: 1588

Re: McConnell Silences Warren

The Republicans are opening cans of worms left and right, and it will come back to bite them in the ass. This is another example of simply silencing opposition without a thought. Again, fascists do that, not people who believe in freedom. I'm eager to see this when they return to being the minority...

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by Boeing717200
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Politics
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Supreme Court Politics

I hadn't seen a thread started about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. That being said, what prompted me to start this thread is the following article I came across in the Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/02/03/supreme-court-nominations-prompt-scorched-earth-warf...

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by Boeing717200
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Using titles of respect
Replies: 34
Views: 1890

Re: Using titles of respect

I wouldnt tolerate any friend of mine that addresses my parents by their first name, in my culture we even call old house maids Mom. The two posts before mariners are just an example of how disrespectful people have become, here you have the two basically mocking others who choose to be respectful ...

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by Boeing717200
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Using titles of respect
Replies: 34
Views: 1890

Re: Using titles of respect

When I was little, I called all friends of my parents, "Mr." or "Mrs." I always called my Doctor by title. I always called my rabbi by her title. I see this less and less these days. What did you do as a child. What do you do now? To this day I'm still taken back a bit by people...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11560

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

Any US nationals who voted Trump should be denied entry into any foreign country. Simple as that. I certainly don't want any of you pricks in my country. I am utterly embarrassed that years ago I was so excited about traveling to America. Not any more. Trump is an international embarrassment to the...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Bowling Green Massacre"
Replies: 54
Views: 2540

Re: "The Bowling Green Massacre"

Kellyann Conway strikes again! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/03/kellyanne-conway-cites-bowling-green-massacre-that-never-happened-to-defend-travel-ban/?utm_term=.7e5de3c051d5 Just another exampe of a fact-free group currently occupying the White House. Trumpies are sayi...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Bowling Green Massacre"
Replies: 54
Views: 2540

Re: "The Bowling Green Massacre"

Kellyann Conway strikes again! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/03/kellyanne-conway-cites-bowling-green-massacre-that-never-happened-to-defend-travel-ban/?utm_term=.7e5de3c051d5 Just another exampe of a fact-free group currently occupying the White House. Trumpies are sayi...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Using titles of respect
Replies: 34
Views: 1890

Re: Using titles of respect

When I was little, I called all friends of my parents, "Mr." or "Mrs." I always called my Doctor by title. I always called my rabbi by her title. I see this less and less these days. What did you do as a child. What do you do now? To this day I'm still taken back a bit by people...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monday Night Massacre
Replies: 39
Views: 1716

Re: Monday Night Massacre

CEO's don't have time for stupid. DC better snap out of it. Presidents are not CEOs. Maybe the white nationalist Bannon has become the US CEO, but Trump is simply the President. And not the most intelligent President we have ever had. To be blunt, Trump is following a black man who did a better job...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11560

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/03/federal-judge-in-seattle-temporarily-halts-trump-s-immigration-order-nationwide.html Ban voided by federal judge. This ban has been a travesty. Stephen Miller's motivation is cultural/anti-immigrant. Refugees and foreigners that request visas are already u...

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by Boeing717200
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monday Night Massacre
Replies: 39
Views: 1716

Re: Monday Night Massacre

This was always going to happen. The moment Yates took the stand she did, she was pretty much asking Trump to fire her. And he did. Shouldn't be surprising. What is surprising is how quickly it was done. Trump had to know what the optics of this would be, he could have summoned her to the White Hou...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

What amazes me is people think Politicians are the trade experts while the businessmen get screwed. What amazes me is people think Politicians don´t bring a gazillian trade experts and businessmen along when they negotiate trade deals.... What amazes me even more is that people think Businessmen ha...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

That's completely untrue. SSI is impossible without a SS number and to get GA benefits in CA you have to jump through many hoops and show up for job skill training classes etc. I can't believe that Texas or Arizona make it any easier than California. This is just Bretbiart / Fox News fantasy storie...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

What amazes me is that a Business man like Trump does not seem to understand how international trade works. Free Trade agrements like NAFTA are essential for creating Jobs at both Ends, and there are many "both Ends" in trade. It usually coms out to a win win Situation. Without Mexico, ma...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

There are people in border cities that come up, have a kid, go on welfare using a relatives address (or a fake address someone is willing to let them use or a PO Box) then move back to Mexico with the kids and keep taking that check. That's completely untrue. SSI is impossible without a SS number a...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

I've never seen such complaining. It's epic. Couldn't ask for more. It's like Christmas morning every day. Can't wait for what today brings, and tomorrow, and the day after that etc... it's truly delicious. Heck, Trump is even building relationships with the other side of the aisle, that must reall...

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by Boeing717200
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

Yes, PanHam, and in fact it does say in one story Trump did say what you cited, so I stand corrected. But the Mexican president had already threatened to cancel the meeting, and then Trump made that comment. Which is typical of Trump, never backing down. He thinks it is an asset to never give an in...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

tommy1808 wrote:
Boeing717200 wrote:
I've never seen such complaining. It's epic.


yup.. just like Germany in early 1933.

Well done.

best regards
Thomas


Way to go right off into the deep end. Let me know when you need a life preserver for your hyperbole.

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Orange Man Wants Major Investigation Of Voter Fraud
Replies: 79
Views: 2735

Re: Orange Man Wants Major Investigation Of Voter Fraud

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/trump-calls-for-major-investigation-into-voter-fraud/index.html Now we have a national crusade that will work to whittle voting rights of even more Americans. There is no wide-spread voter fraud. That's been proven over and over. This is simply another attempt...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "alternative facts" thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2942

Re: The "alternative facts" thread

I think it's instructive to note that media like the NYT and CNN are now including the words "lies" "debunked" and "false" right in their story headlines when it comes to stuff like the turnout at the inauguration and in the latest stunt about voter fraud. The media se...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "alternative facts" thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2942

Re: The "alternative facts" thread

what I find disturbing is why this egomaniac makes an issue of it at all. Why should he or anyone give a crap whether there were more or less people at his inauguration than Obama's? What difference does it make? He's still sworn is as president even if there were only three people there. Jesus, th...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

No, it's pathetic that we have a mentally unstable moron in the White House. Read the first post in this thread for some of the delicious "highlights", and it's only been one week. It's been a great week! How so? I've never seen such complaining. It's epic. Couldn't ask for more. It's lik...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

Can someone please change the title to "Just another election butt hurt thread". This is getting pathetic. No, it's pathetic that we have a mentally unstable moron in the White House. Read the first post in this thread for some of the delicious "highlights", and it's only been o...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

There are many who believe. It's a significant minority. Granted, the minority that elected him is greater, but many of those people who voted for him are regretting it now. Among the points I've not seen listed, he's threatening to impose martial law on Chicago unless the gun violence situation ge...

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by Boeing717200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4723

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

Can someone please change the title to "Just another election butt hurt thread".

This is getting pathetic.

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by Boeing717200
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 5880

Re: The illegitimate president

With all due respect, you're not an American, and while you'll be affected by what this idiot does, you won't in a way that many of us in the U.S. will be affected. Easy to criticize when you're on the outside looking in. Trump isn't the real problem, the real problem is the US electorate can't be ...

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by Boeing717200
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Choice - a non-political discussion - How could it work what are the issues?
Replies: 62
Views: 1672

Re: School Choice - a non-political discussion - How could it work what are the issues?

The easiest thing to do is not always the best. Where does the money come from? As more parents move away from public schools, and take the one with them, how do we keep the public schools up and running? How do we keep them academically competitive, or just adequate? Parents write off childcare ex...

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by Boeing717200
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. House Gets Rid Of Ethics Panel
Replies: 57
Views: 1898

Re: The U.S. House Gets Rid Of Ethics Panel

Not surprising, since the GOP doesn't believe in ethics, to be honest. If they could get rid of any and all oversight for any and all things, they would. They always claim it's about over-regulation. Actually, it's because they want to get away with whatever the hell they can. http://www.cnn.com/20...

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by Boeing717200
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Choice - a non-political discussion - How could it work what are the issues?
Replies: 62
Views: 1672

Re: School Choice - a non-political discussion - How could it work what are the issues?

BestWestern wrote:
Is the poor American education standard down to the fact that parents don't realise that education is their responsibility? (Since the US invests a lot into education, it can't be lack of investment???)


Parents care plenty, a lot of school administrators and a fair chunk of teachers no so much.

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by Boeing717200
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School Choice - a non-political discussion - How could it work what are the issues?
Replies: 62
Views: 1672

Re: School Choice - a non-political discussion - How could it work what are the issues?

So in the "Fake News" thread a school choice started. The discussion seemed decent but stuck in the wrong thread so I'm starting this one. Basically I'll start with the few things from the other thread: school choice, The number one issue I have with this is that the public school system ...

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by Boeing717200
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnegie Deli in New York City to close permanently?
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: Carnegie Deli in New York City to close permanently?

Besides the reasons mentioned above, many Millenials and hipsters have bowed to the crunchy granola sophisticated latte drinking propaganda that such delicious food in my opinion is bad for you and fattening. But that's what makes it so uuum uuum good. I saw the writing on the wall when in the 2000...

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by Boeing717200
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Crybaby-Elect
Replies: 58
Views: 2042

Re: The Crybaby-Elect

Reading and watching the daily antics of the U.S. President-Elect reminds me what it was like trying to raise a toddler at the Terrible Two's-they whine, cry and throw tantrums over everything. Trump argues with SNL. Trump argues with Twitter on whether he or Obama would have won if they had faced ...

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by Boeing717200
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!
Replies: 71
Views: 3005

Re: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!

Saw it on Saturday. Actually, this is the first movie I've ever gone to alone because I wanted to see it no distractions I went by myself as well but it was due to Ms Okie moving on to her great rewards about a month ago. Right now I would take the distractions to have her back. My thoughts about t...

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by Boeing717200
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!
Replies: 71
Views: 3005

Re: Rogue One reviews - BEWARE: SPOILERS inside!

They were beamed to the ship, put on a chip, then handed off. The ship they were on was almost escape pod sized as there were multiples of them breaking off from the main ship as Vader boarded and things began to come apart. No, they were beamed to the Mon Calamari capital ship which was closer to ...

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