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by cjg225
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you were president, what would your cabinet look like?
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: If you were president, what would your cabinet look like?

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Definitely can't go Home Depot or Lowe's quality. Need something from a kitchen-specific business.

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by cjg225
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

yea! Anyone else remember this? It was a crazy thread, I'm curious as to what happened to the poster EDIT -- FOUND IT https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=60625 Thanks for finding that. I'd read that one a long time ago, but hadn't remembered that the OP even specifically mentioned a 767.

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Home fitness recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Home fitness recommendation

When Covid led us to the shutdown, our gym went virtual. They lent out their equipment to whoever wanted/needed something (I asked for a kettlebell and an ab mat...lunges are a pain on the knee) and, with my set of adjustable dumbbells, I completed my workouts every day. However, upon return to the...

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Home fitness recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Home fitness recommendation

Not quite the thrust of the thread, but given the current state of the world, I figure it's tangentially relevant: I hate working out with a passion, but I'm a creature of habit, so once I start doing something I feel I need to continue it. I've been in the habit of working out for probably 10+ year...

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by cjg225
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Yes there was a ‘what if’ thread that was posted about a year beforehand that is no longer on the site. It might still be in the Internet archives. I just read the whole 9/11 thread, including a post of my own....used to have a different account back then. I was a student back then and was sleeping...

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by cjg225
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1908

Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105795 A solemn and terrifying day 19 years ago. Posting the old thread for remembrance. I don't know that I've ever read that thread end-to-end. Wasn't there also a thread not that long before 9-11 with a guy speculating what would happen if someone ...

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by cjg225
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

I saw it on opening night and thought it was pretty good. It brought some historical accuracy to Hollywood for a change. The Doolittle Raid scenes were especially nice. They got a lot of little things right, from the right patches on the flight jackets to the mention of forward slips during the lan...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 515
Views: 64754

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

CJG: Thanks for the detail. So interesting. I guess this also means that many endpoints won't have the infrastructure to hold the vaccine if it's a deep-freeze, because a home fridge type deal at a rural doctor's office isn't going to keep it cold enough or keep the temp reliably-enough to hold the...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 515
Views: 64754

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

The problem with the vaccine shipping is it seems they are planning to use established private systems to efficiently get it distributed....to LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, which proved their ineptitude in the H1N1 thing, because they then sat on a whole bunch of it until they could set up "clinic...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 515
Views: 64754

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

All these numbers that get thrown around about how many aircraft will be needed to distribute COVID19 vaccines are like those consulting firm questions like, "How many traffic lights are there in the world?" that are supposed to test how you think through an abstract problem. They have nex...

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by cjg225
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changing Cities as Workers Like Working from Home
Replies: 51
Views: 2465

Re: Changing Cities as Workers Like Working from Home

I've been working from home for the most part for a few years now. Since I'm single, I do find that I'm more productive, but not necessarily on a "rate" basis. i'm more productive in part because I don't waste 2 hours per day commuting to/from work. I can work 12-14 hours per day and not f...

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2069

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

I had both and compared the 2000 Audi A4 with the 2003 Corolla. The Corolla stands taller but was still allowing me to take corners faster than the A4 before understeering. So in terms of handling they handle better. In terms of ride comfort, Audi feels better for sure. The Audi's also feel more ru...

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2069

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

Scandal or no scandal, I would never buy an Audi, or any luxury car brand for that matter. What does an Audi provide that a mainstream brand doesn't? Deluxe interiors? Status to brag about? I don't drive a car because of its interiors, and wouldn't pay more than necessary to tell the world "lo...

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

I haven't watched "Midway" yet. Frankly speaking, I checked movies review sites and this film turned out to have a pretty low rating (6,7 on IMDb). But I noticed that people who like this film, in most cases watched it in the cinema. Anyway, thanks for your feedback! I'll watch the movie ...

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2069

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

I agreed that 2000 era was good. I considered buying a 2000 A8 from an engineer who fixes them. I also considered a 2000 era Allroad, I like those too. (both are $3000-$5000 cars now). Audi at that time was making pretty, well-finished, expensively engineered cars. Very complex cars but at least th...

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by cjg225
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2069

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

Audi led the luxury car world - briefly - around the year 2000. These days, the price is absolutely insane(ly high) for what you get. Nobody even cares about luxury cars anymore. I don't even think an A6, A8 or R8 is a status symbol really. Tesla is the status symbol now. The Germans tricked themse...

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by cjg225
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Army Helicopter Names - Tribal Names?
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: New Army Helicopter Names - Tribal Names?

Could try to resurrect the Comanche....

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by cjg225
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What do military pilots eat aboard?
Replies: 48
Views: 3959

Re: What do military pilots eat aboard?

A buddy of mine, a previous C-130 loadmaster, told me a story where they were flying a bunch of army paratroopers to drop on an LZ on Fort Bragg. For context, picture summertime in North Carolina: hot, muggy, turbulent air, typical C-130 low level hell. My buddy is near the ramp and the other loadm...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

Ultimately, who cares? It’s not always easy to reconcile these things when you’re expanding a story in a way not considered decades ago. There’s still those few unfortunate kisses between Luke and Leia early on, after all... I mean, clearly I do. You're right it's not easy to reconcile things, but ...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

I just always viewed that Leia comment as sloppy, shitty writing from Lucas in the prequels. I didn't over-proscribe some meaning to it, just thought he got caught up in his own flawed BS there. Well, yeah, that's precisely what it is: sloppy writing. That's what I'm saying. It's not that hard to c...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

On the contrary, it fits into IV perfectly; by the time we get to the start of IV it shows why Vader was so pissed when the Devastator caught up with the rebels, and why he didn’t believe Leia about being on a diplomatic mission. "Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies.&...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

It does if you buy the theory that (1) rebel troops are helpless opponents compared to a Jedi master, (2) Vader was being extra cautious as not to lose to Obi-Wan a second time, (3) Obi-Wan was too old to fight that hard, and (4) two highly-skilled opponents don't need to use fancy moves or acrobat...

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by cjg225
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

N965UW wrote:
the Vader hallway scene is arguably the best of the saga.

It also doesn't fit with Episode IV, but, sure, it has Rule of Cool going for it.

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

IV New Hope V Empire Strikes Back VI Return of the Jedi (I, II, III, VII, VIII, IX---throw them in the fucking trash) I mean, I wouldn't go that far, but if somehow you could only watch three movies, it's the OT. No question. It was a masterpiece. And, if you're lucky enough, watch a version that h...

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1231

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

Wait... there are more movies than IV, V, and VI?

Who knew.

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by cjg225
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1795

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

I wonder if Ted ever overcame his drinking problem.

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by cjg225
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1795

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

The hell I don't!

Listen, kid! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!

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by cjg225
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 102
Views: 17470

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

That'll buff out. Seriously, that ship is done. The USN needs to get a grip on maintenance/overhaul so that this kind of crap doesn't happen any longer. Little bit of bondo and we're good to go. This seems like something where she might have some scrap value and we just bring back a reverse Tarawa-...

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by cjg225
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

I mean, by no stretches was this an Oscar-worthy movie. I guess part of the reason why I was impressed with the movie was precisely because my expectations were so low based on the trailers. It's a good action movie. While they try to fit too much into 2 hours, that means the pacing is constantly hi...

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2293

Re: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

I’ve heard this before, that the Marines are poorly funded, doesn’t seem to stop them from signing up for, paying and taking delivery of some of, if not the most expensive and cutting edge aircraft available such as: The F35B The V22 The CH53K To name just a few All three custom built to a specific...

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Midway" movie is worth watching
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: "Midway" movie is worth watching

The trailers were beyond horrible. I thought it was going to suck. But, I saw it opening weekend, anyway, and was very pleasantly surprised. They tried to fit WAY too much into 2 hours, but they did a pretty decent job even at that. There was some "Hollywood" throughout the movie, but for ...

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by cjg225
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

Dr Felton again, with an extended look at the planned 3rd attack, the Allies demands, machinations of the Japanese government and the sheer number of potential manpower any invasion faced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I34pxr23Nhw Just watched it a bit ago. Agree that Kokura would've made the mos...

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2293

Re: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

Undoubtedly this'll get moved to Military shortly... As Dutchy points out, the USMC keeps their equipment for a long time. They are the smallest and, in many ways, least-well-funded of the US armed services. They have to make do with hand-me-downs and older equipment a lot. It keeps things simpler f...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

This perspective is needed because only than you can fully appreciate what the news of the bombing of Hiroshima did to the military leadership. I have read somewhere, can't find it at the moment, that the bombing of Hiroshima was the third item on the agenda of the Japanese upper military commant o...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

I think that the dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki could quite possibly have been avoided by inviting Japanese observers to the test of the bomb in July 1945. I believe this was suggested but not accepted. Had the Japanese seen the explosion I think WWII might have ended within days,...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

noviorbis77 wrote:
https://youtu.be/5XX9ptCNpik

Interesting video which suggests Avro Lancasters could have been used to drop the bombs.

Beat you by a bit. :D

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

I enjoyed watching the movie "Emperor" on YouTube (It's free to watch). The plot of the movie is to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshiped as a god by his people but accused of war crimes, should be punished or saved. Tommy "Lee" Jones as MacArthur. The film deals with the at...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

There was epic civilian crisis regardless. In the last two years of the war, hunger was commonplace for urban Japanese as the rations were reduced and poor crop yields worsened. Kids were sent to live with relatives in rural areas. People were routinely eating insects for protein. Following the war...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

Why was an invasion necessary? Japan heavily relied on goods and materials shipped from China and the mainland for their needs (and oil was one of the main reasons for their attack against Pearl Harbour in the first place). Why not embargo the country with a blockade and conduct an extended convent...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

Millions of Americans who never would have been born because their future fathers would've been killed in the invasion of Japan disagree with you. "Millions" might be a stretch, as it'd required every man to have fathered *many* children, but... yes, the death toll would've been horrific....

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 71
Views: 5104

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

Another pic: https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/08/1862/1048/lebanon-sat-image-1-ISI-ImageSat-International.jpg https://www.foxnews.com/world/new-satellite-images-show-devastation-from-beirut-explosions Tugg If anyone ever needed an example of how tough stee...

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by cjg225
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2330

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

I was kinda hoping this topic was already started. Just watched Mark Felton's latest release on YouTube. He has endless World War II stories I've never heard of, including this one: how the British prepared to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Dude is amazing in what he turns up. Anyway... I posted...

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by cjg225
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 102
Views: 17470

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

I did read one suggestion by a military writer that said the USN should buy a few supertankers that are currently sitting idle (pick them up for a bargain). Fit them out with a deck and use them as a floating airstrip. Only have minimal parts and personnel onboard with maintenance done further back...

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by cjg225
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4328

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/vio ... 26805.html

Viola Davis regrets starring in The Help.
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Somehow I guess we should've seen this coming, too: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/vio ... 26805.html

Viola Davis regrets starring in The Help.

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by cjg225
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4328

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

LOL just saw that today and that was my first thought. Although he is given shit for it in the movie by the other (real) black character Which is amongst the many things that makes that movie so great. Now, recently, I did see an article quoting the actor who plays Alpa Chino (the actually-black ch...

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by cjg225
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3128

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

Japanese naval doctrine had a very specific focus before the war - create a situation where they could have a local, qualitative superiority over the U.S. Navy's Pacific forces, crush them in a decisive battle, and use the freedom of action gained thereby to secure their Pacific objectives and end ...

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by cjg225
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4328

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

I had to facepalm when my mom said that she dislikes the Disney movies because all the villains are always using black magic and that sends a negative message...riiiiiight, never mind that all villains are defeated towards the end, which means that good prevails over evil. Black magic... how about ...

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by cjg225
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Dead at 49
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Dead at 49

Wow. That is shocking.

Really liked him on Mythbusters...

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by cjg225
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4328

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

When I first saw that movie I was like, "Aw this is great, why isn't this broadcast as much as It's a Wonderful Life [gets to the blackface part]....ohhhhhh. That's why." I do love Holiday Inn, but wow does that scene make me cringe. I usually have to fast-forward through it. I applaud TC...

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