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by cjg225
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 2046

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

History. Meat consumption has increased 6 times since 1960, the worlds population only 2.5 times. Neither biology nor logic has changed in the last couple of 1000 years..... Before meat was a cheap mass produced product pretty much everyone in the developed world could have as much of it as they li...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 2046

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

VSMUT wrote:
[Meat is a luxury, not a basic food.

Based on what? I'm genuinely curious to know, because it certainly isn't based on biology or logic.

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 2046

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

Since when did meat become a basic food? I'm really, really hoping you're being sarcastic with that, because if you're not, then... yikes. We're an omnivorous species. The fact that some people choose to not eat meat is purely their own choice and one that comes with various risks. We've evolved ov...

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract

I get what you're saying here but I don't think you fully appreciate the volume that FedEx operates at vs Amazon's current volume capability. DHL tried to do it in the states and failed miserably and gave up. Where Amazon might become a threat is in the high-volume/high-density corridors. That's ho...

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by cjg225
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US formally withdraws from Cold-War era nuclear treaty with Russia
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: US formally withdraws from Cold-War era nuclear treaty with Russia

Mortyman wrote:
Not good, not good at all :-(

If a treaty isn't being honored in the first place and a party withdraws, does anyone notice?

Apparently the answer is "yes," with the addendum of, "and they think it actually means something."

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by cjg225
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

It helps internally in some ways, gets pickup volume out of Monday and allows us to recover service on anything that may be late a day early. But really I wonder how much volume there really is to deliver on Sunday with so many places not shipping Saturday and a reduced amount on Fridays. The compa...

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by cjg225
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will be very interested to see how this will work operationally and financially. I remember when I started here 6 years ago as a simple package handler I did it because I wanted a college job that didn't force me to give up my weekends, and I knew plenty who felt the same way. Now that we're transi...

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by cjg225
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

VTKillarney wrote:
I don't see Amazon acquiring UPS because they would inherit the UPS union contracts.

Oh, big time.

Even when they have to do something that ultimately requires unions (see Amazon Air), they try to keep it at arm's length so it doesn't impact them. They loathe the idea of unionization.

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by cjg225
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2038

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Good thing I'm not an SEC fan.

Though, this will undoubtedly be resolved by September 8th, anyway. Neither side can afford a lock out come the first NFL Sunday of the season.

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by cjg225
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does?

hahaha try running that one by the IBT and see how that works out.

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by cjg225
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 25529

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

So... does the F-14 at the end mean that there will be a fight with Iran in this?

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by cjg225
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Commercial Truck Across the US Mexico Border
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Driving a Commercial Truck Across the US Mexico Border

Are you talking generally or something specific? All the major commercial crossings are a bit different.

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by cjg225
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 1900

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Except we're back at the whole "electric vs gas stoves" discussion. A steak made on a stove will never taste the same as one made on a grill. If you disagree, then throw away your grill, use a George Foreman, and tell me how that comes out. So you don't get grill marks. That's about it if...

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by cjg225
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 1900

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Why is this even a discussion? You might as well cook indoors if you're going to use gas. As for my charcoal choice, I lay up and use briquettes. I am just not that big of a fan of lump charcoal. I prefer the better temperature control and evenness of the heat of briquettes to any of the benefits of...

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 10737

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

Centre County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. MDT, even at 90 minutes away, has always been a cumbersome option. PIT really isn't that close, either. SCE, albeit a small airport, is on pace to break its enplanement record which was set last year. I think it'll do well. I can un...

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by cjg225
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 10737

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

It wouldn't have had service because it can't support it. I cannot fathom how Allegiant thinks SCE is going to generate enough service to prevent the small central PA population from going to PIT and MDT and, to a lesser extent, ELM, AVP, and ABE. College kids aren't going to be hopping these flight...

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by cjg225
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 10737

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

Allegiant adding twice weekly service from PIE and SFB to SCE https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article231673753.html This seems like a terrible idea. This will dwarf any service to the fortress hubs out of SCE. I cannot imagine there's enough traffic to sustain this. This will not draw that m...

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by cjg225
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2190

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

I don't see how it's hard to see. They had a very difficult decision to make and then had to execute under even more difficult circumstances. They did so, and quite possibly saved someone's life in the process.

Well done by the entire crew.

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6727

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Thank you!!!! Its like they run it on a x86 emulator implemented in BASIC .. If you use it blind with a keyboard you always accidentally edit stuff because it just can't keep up. I7, 16GB RAM, fast SSD and it takes freaking forever for the search field to open and accept clipboard pastes... With Ou...

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by cjg225
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Day 75 years ago
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: D Day 75 years ago

I'm glad it got any attention at all. I was half-expecting a 10-second blurb from TV stations and maybe a cursory article online. I was at the National World War II Museum for the 70th Anniversary 5 years ago,. That was a great experience. I wish things had worked out for me to go back down to New O...

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6727

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I don't like Windows 10 all that much. I find it to not be nearly as user friendly as the classic format that Windows 7 and prior uses. You have to wade through so many stupid menus and submenus to do almost anything in Windows 10. Just doing simple functions like getting to the control panel is fa...

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6727

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Not a fan of Win 10 - got a new laptop for work a few months ago with it installed and have loads of issues. Sometimes when working on one program and then trying to go back to our company's shipment tracking program, can't maximize that window and if/when I can, it's frozen and I have to go to tas...

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6727

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Windows 7 has been very good to me, better even than XP was, I think. I'm really disappointed that MS has announced they'll cut support for 7 around the end of 2019. I have Win10 on my work laptop and my Surface Pro 4. It's not a "bad" OS, but it's just not that good, either. Since I've ha...

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by cjg225
Wed May 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4303

Re: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution

Many years ago, a thread on here clued me in to two great books on the F-14, my favorite plane of all time. Figure this is a good time to share them: Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Bye - Bye, Baby...! - This might be out of print because the prices are astronomical now compared to what I paid several years ag...

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by cjg225
Sat May 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1599

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

If you look outside the Midwest, the next darkest splotch of blue in the US is where I live, eastern Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley (Lehigh and Northampton counties in PA) have received, far and away, the most rain in the entire state so far this year. We keep getting smashed by storms one right af...

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by cjg225
Thu May 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AGM-114R9X Hellfire Ninja Bomb
Replies: 21
Views: 3062

Re: AGM-114R9X Hellfire Ninja Bomb

TWA772LR wrote:
Did anyone else first imagine a bomb where the casing splits and out comes a legit Bruce Lee-esque ninja?

Hellfire Ninja Bomb might be the best name ever for a weapon.

Straight out of a bad movie, too.

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by cjg225
Tue May 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4588

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

I know this won't be popular with politicians and has almost zero chance of happening, but cut the military budget and re-allocate those funds to infrastructure. It's well known that the US defense budget is higher than the next several highest spending countries combined. Yet somehow it's a sacred...

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by cjg225
Tue May 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4588

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

1. Funding (particularly the fuel tax) Failure to raise the federal fuel tax since 1993 is an absolute travesty. The American Trucking Association, which represents MASSIVE consumers of fuel, has lobbied for years to raise the federal fuel tax because of the poor state of our infrastructure. Some st...

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by cjg225
Fri May 03, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Mayhew has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Peter Mayhew has Died

Rest in Peace, Chewie.

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by cjg225
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 49
Views: 7720

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

DolphinAir747 wrote:
They have 3 planes painted in Star Wars liveries with Star Wars-themed interiors

Oh, right, that is NH...

Still, what would their booth even be about at a Star Wars convention? Do other businesses that otherwise have an extremely tangential relationship to Star Wars have booths there?

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by cjg225
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Oh, totally… Rian Johnson allegedly deviated from original screenplay ideas SO much in TLJ that Abrams now has to unwind some stuff and try to tie it up into a fitting finale. (Evidently the Snoke thing was one bit point of contention. Not sure about Luke Force projecting and all that…) Candidly, I...

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by cjg225
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14402

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

PHL is the largest single airport market in the country. Now, there is some leakage to TTN, ACY and even ABE, but most of the O&D stays in PHL. "Even" ABE? I'd say it's a pretty decent amount of ABE's traffic. With typical Philly-area traffic, getting to PHL from many locations that a...

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by cjg225
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

But coming back to the topic: what’s the meaning of his laughing in that trailer? Darth Vader threw him into that shaft about... hmmm ... 30 to 40 years earlier and we all thought he was dead. Took him 30 years to climb the stairs ... similar to Gandalf before he became white?... :‘))))))) ah, wait...

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by cjg225
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

I wonder what backtracking and retconning Disney will do this time around to make up for the constant missteps they've made.

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by cjg225
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint

Like what? Like every other profession known to man. So.... You're saying that being a police officer is the least dangerous and least important job in the world. Got it. Loggers Alaska Fishermen Bush pilots Steel workers Truck drivers Those are all more dangerous jobs than being a cop. I'm guessin...

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by cjg225
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: Blue Lives Matter Flag at SFO Security Checkpoint

bagoldex wrote:
No one forced them to become cops. There are many more dangerous professions that make a far greater contribution to society and don't cause so many utterly needless deaths.

I try to stay out of these discussions usually, but... I gotta ask a question here.

Um... like what?

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by cjg225
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

The guy playing him in the Amazon series is pretty close to what I would think Jack Ryan would be like. Alec Baldwin has always been Jack Ryan to me. I think he does really well, actually. Not sure I buy him as an ex-Marine with a bad back, but I buy him as a CIA agent who will one day go on to be ...

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by cjg225
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

IMHO, any Tom Clancy filmatisations were way better than the books. Hunt for Red October had a really annoying religious sub-theme, thankfully the film did away with that. Sum of All Fears was 600 pages of meh, followed by 50 pages of action. The film cut all the meh away. Rainbow Six was a solid b...

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by cjg225
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

In the toss-up category: The Devil Wears Prada. A snarky book about a bunch of unsympathetic characters was made into a completely different movie wherein the characters still irritated you but for entirely different reasons. Never read the book, but think the movie is hilarious. I have some proble...

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by cjg225
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

I'll toss one out there as not-sure-if-good-or-bad: The Bourne Identity . I know that the novels were written in a much different time in modern history compared to when they were turned into movies, so there was very naturally adaption to the present day required, but... it's more like they took th...

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by cjg225
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

I mean the movie leaves a lot out...just to name a few — and not giving spoilers — it leaves out POTUS, it leaves out how large the operation was, the DSRV just magically appears, some key players in the operation are completely left out of the movie, etc. The movie clocks in at nearly 2 hours and ...

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by cjg225
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4748

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Worst for me has to be “The Hunt for Red October.” I totally get that you can’t capture the entire essence of a book in a two hour movie, but there is so much that happened in the book that isn’t even mentioned in the movie, it’s basically unwatchable for me. Marc I don't disagree that the movie de...

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by cjg225
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: USA Sports

The 2019 NBA preseason will likely have begun by then, so you probably will have a shot at an Orlando Magic preseason game during that stretch. As for college sports, unfortunately the University of Central Florida (actually a very good football team) doesn't appear to have a home game during that s...

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by cjg225
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Lexington shipwreck found
Replies: 19
Views: 6628

Re: USS Lexington shipwreck found

LMP737 wrote:
It would be interesting if they found the Japanese carriers sunk in the Battle of Midway.

Agreed. They've known where a small part of the IJN Kaga's wreck is for many years. I'd hope that the rest of her isn't terribly far away.

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by cjg225
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9190

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

I see all the prior failures have yet to warn anyone off.

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by cjg225
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: March Madness
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: March Madness

One thing I have never understood about the brackets is why the directions? I mean there is the West, Midwest, South, and East. Oregon and UC-Irvine in the South, Syracuse, Florida State, Vermont, Florida, and Buffalo in the West, Washington and Georgia State, Auburn, and UNC in the Midwest..... I ...

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by cjg225
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: March Madness
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: March Madness

NIKV69 wrote:
I don't follow college ball but I have noticed Gonzaga tends to overachieve. Which should be respected.

During the regular season*

During the Tournament, they're chronic chokers.

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by cjg225
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 3862

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Lying on my couch at 8:00pm last night, got a text from one of my employees asking if there are options for Sunday pickup with Monday delivery. Generally, that kind of question means someone from our commercial team said there's an "emergency" order to fill. Turns out it is an order of MMR...

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by cjg225
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3045

Re: The correct brand of Cola

cranberrysaus wrote:
When I lived in NC though, Cheerwine was my go to.

Cheerwine is the SO good.

I wish I'd been living in NC when Krispy Kreme had been selling the Cheerwine donut.

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