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by cjg225
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

I'm not sure what this gets you other than a surprise maybe one time.

I'd think we'd want to use our transport aircraft for, ya know, transporting stuff.

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 195
Views: 9968

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

PixelPilot wrote:
China will win without a single (conventional weapon) shot fired.

This.

Asian cultures are very, very good at playing the long game, and the Chinese are amongst the best at it.

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by cjg225
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4331

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Aesma wrote:
Afghanistan is bankrupt and begging for money to buy food, how would they afford Chinese support/aircraft ? And to do what ?

The Chinese will give them things in exchange for being able to take whatever resources they want.

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by cjg225
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2690

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I didn’t get to see the towers fall until over a week after they fell. I was going over maintenance plans for some repair work that needed to be done aboard the destroyer of which I was a crew member. After the second plane flew into the World Trade Center, the radioman walked into the wardroom and...

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by cjg225
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2690

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

It's always hard to read the archived topic from 9/11 here. Amazing to have something like that frozen in time. I was a freshman in high school. I was in-between 1st and 2nd period. In the hall, I heard someone mention something about a plane hitting the World Trade Center, which sounded weird; I wo...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2423

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

12 minute time lapsed to two minutes from Waverly Tennessee https://twitter.com/joshbreslowtn/status/1433443311990317066 That flooding happened fast. Original is in this story. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2021/09/02/video-shows-how-fast-water-rose-waverly-tennesee-floods/5699548001/...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2423

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

https://twitter.com/billritter7/status/ ... 1313005570

They got 3.24 inches (8.23 cm) of rain in 1 hour around 8-9pm local.
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Seems like it was a fun night at EWR. https://twitter.com/billritter7/status/ ... 1313005570

They got 3.24 inches (8.23 cm) of rain in 1 hour around 8-9pm local.

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2423

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

Not sure there's a city with better food than New Orleans. But, man, the humidity there is insane. I can't imagine what it must be like after a hurricane rolls through and dumps all that water.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3546

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

When I drove to Penn State a few years ago, I stopped at a rural gas station that had only one store clerk. The pump was an older model, so I needed to go in, leave a credit card (or predetermined amount) then fuel up. I remarked about this to the clerk (it had been years since I last saw those pum...

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3546

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

nkops wrote:
The worse part is when you grow up in NJ (like myself) , you get used to not pumping your own gas.. then look like an idiot the first time you try self-serve in another state

Haha i have encountered this with people I know. It's quite comical for a PA native, myself.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3546

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

One of the dumbest things about the armpit of America.

Definitely glad I don't cross the Delaware River into NJ for work all the time anymore despite my "office" having been in NJ for the last 8 years.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13182

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

petertenthije wrote:
I would like to think that, at the very least, the communications encryption and jamming equipment was bulldozed! Those could do serious damage.

So who will take bets on where the loot will end up? China, Russia and Iran seem likely.

Probably a lot of it already is to all of the above.

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206817

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Working in this industry, I am continually amazed at the weird names our marketing folks come up with for approved drugs. Sometimes I wish we just stuck with the chemical names, which can actually be better.

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13182

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

I really hope that list is wrong. That is incompetence of the highest level if that's legit.

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by cjg225
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206817

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

At least 3 Belgian cyclists went to the hospital due to heart problems within a week following vaccination. "It's best not to exercise heavily in the first week after the second shot." https://www.hln.be/binnenland/zeker-drie-jonge-renners-met-hartklachten-naar-ziekenhuis-na-tweede-prik-i...

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by cjg225
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

Love their early stuff, especially their first three albums. But man, i've seen them at least a half dozen times, they have to be one of the most boring bands live. Interesting comment. I have all their 70s albums on CD and gotta say the recordings are pretty amazing given the studio tech of the er...

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

nwadeicer wrote:
Love their early stuff, especially their first three albums. But man, i've seen them at least a half dozen times, they have to be one of the most boring bands live.

Why do you say that?

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by cjg225
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ningbo-Zhoushan, A perfect storm brewing?
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Ningbo-Zhoushan, A perfect storm brewing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58196477 "The partial closure of one of China's biggest cargo ports due to coronavirus has raised fresh concerns about the impact on global trade". The price of shipping cargo to the East is going through the roof and now the world's third-busiest cargo...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.

The above two posts are why I spend as much time in these threads as I do. Love these stories, even if I don't understand all of them fully.

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: My Top Ten ZZ Top Songs

DIRECTFLT wrote:
My Top 10 ZZ Top songs:

    TUSH
    LA GRANGE
    JUST GOT PAID
    BROWN SUGAR
    BLUE JEAN BLUES
    PEARL NECKLACE
    TUBE SNAKE BOOGIE
    GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE
    ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE BLIND
    WAITIN' FOR THE BUS/JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO

All lists should start with Sharp Dressed Man.

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by cjg225
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/zz- ... 32884.html
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I guess Dusty told Frank and Billy that the show must go on: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/zz- ... 32884.html

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by cjg225
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

I saw ZZ Top headline at the Memorial Stadium in Austin in front of 80,000 fans in 1974. It was a concert I'll never forget. https://www.khou.com/video/entertainment/zz-tops-dusty-hill-dies-at-age-72-in-houston-band-says/285-67efbb96-f41a-4c7d-a5a4-6f080f04aeaf Saw them at the Great Allentown Fair ...

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by cjg225
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

Damn, man... Awful news. End of a long, long story of ZZ Top. 50 years together is a damn long time.

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by cjg225
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath
Replies: 13
Views: 2646

Re: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath

Really cool. Thanks for sharing.

I'm sure if the guy is a routine spotter he's looked into this, but I wouldn't even think to "Google the air base's phone number and call them." How do you even explain that to whoever picks up the phone? haha

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by cjg225
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final S-3 Viking Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: Final S-3 Viking Flight

Hey guys, My one and only spotting of a Viking is also one of my all-time favourite spottings of any plane... It was in Sydney, around 1988 (the Bicentennary), Ansett terminal... My planespotter mate and I were standing there like usual taking photos of all the usual Aussie domestic stuff when we h...

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by cjg225
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206817

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Perhaps big pharma needs to focus on treatment options now that they have been funded for vaccines. The major push for vaccines among the nations who paid for the development is for boosters, as most of their population who want the vaccine has already taken it. Yes the next push is for kids under ...

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by cjg225
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final S-3 Viking Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: Final S-3 Viking Flight

The Drive had this looong article from a couple of years ago on the S-3 in the late cold war period. Guy seems a bit of a character! https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30525/confessions-of-a-submarine-hunting-s-3-viking-crewman-during-the-twilight-of-the-cold-war First of all, best screen name I...

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by cjg225
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final S-3 Viking Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: Final S-3 Viking Flight

flyingturtle wrote:
I always found it a very cute aircraft. Bye, S-3!

Not sure I'd go so far as to say "cute," but I do think it's a deceptively good-looking aircraft. And I love the "Hoover" nickname.

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by cjg225
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2785

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

I find great humor not only in Weird Al’s music, but the irony of him having been a very successful musician for much longer than most of the musicians he parodies. He’s been doing this since the 70s! And there’s also the fact that he is by all accounts one of the nicest people in that industry, wh...

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by cjg225
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final S-3 Viking Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: Final S-3 Viking Flight

Max Q wrote:
Big fan of the S3 myself, always thought it was a cool aircraft and found the navy’s decision to retire them quite bizarre

I'm sure there were legitimate reasons, but, yes, bizarre that the US Navy, of all services, doesn't really have a fixed-wing carrier-borne ASW platform anymore.

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by cjg225
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2785

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Love the nods here to Weird Al and 'Smells Like Nirvana'...I still get a kick out of that parody to this day, among many others. My favorite part: 'It's hard to brawf nawvvle zowsss with all these marbles in my mouth' :lol: Weird Al is a treasure. I love "A garage band from Seattle... well thi...

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by cjg225
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2785

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

"Smells Like Teen Spirit." One of my favorite stories about music is about Weird Al's parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Paraphrasing a bit, but I guess he was connected with Nirvana somehow through Saturday Night Live. He always asks permission from bands/artists to parody th...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deal! Biden and GOP/Dem senators announce infrastructure deal
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: Deal! Biden and GOP/Dem senators announce infrastructure deal

In this instance however it’s Biden who says he’ll veto the bipartisan bill unless he also has the larger bill paired with it. I mean geeze, more than $1 trillion in infrastructure spending with bipartisan support…why not just take the win there? Yeah, $1 tril isn't enough, but take the W and regro...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206817

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

And yet, here we are, and in public healthcare systems too. Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe are also considered to be first world. Just for the record, people have been complaining forever about how difficult it is to navigate the Canadian healthcare system, due to its la...

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by cjg225
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15068

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

STT757 wrote:
F-15EX to replace F-15Cs, F-15 Ds, F-15Es.

But why? The F-15EX has no mission.

:stirthepot:

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by cjg225
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

I visited Omaha Beach and environs in late June, 2019. I just missed the 75th anniversary by a few weeks. It was very moving, especially the cemetery overlooking the beach. Stephen Ambrose is a great storyteller but not the best historian. I much prefer Antony Beevor. He makes it interesting so tha...

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

D-Day turned to the tide. While the war was truly fought on the Eastern front, having to pull a third of the divisions off to fight on the Western front changed the momentum. As I said in the thread from last year that was linked in the OP, World War II is way too complex of a topic to really point...

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

Every June 6th I watch The Longest Day as my remembrance of D-Day. I also have taken to watching a handful of videos I've found on YouTube over the years, like this one of an American veteran who subsequently lived in Belgium and was interviewed by the US Embassy in Brussels. Nothing particularly sp...

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by cjg225
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burning Container Ship Sinks Off Coast of Sri Lanka
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Burning Container Ship Sinks Off Coast of Sri Lanka

I've been shocked this hasn't received more press in the trade publications the last couple weeks. I'd heard about it the first day or so, but struggled to find any articles in my usual places the last couple weeks. DG has been, is, and likely will continue to be a major issue. Kinda funny, I've bee...

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9584

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

OA412 wrote:
I'm not an expert on employment law, but case law from 30 years ago is often irrelevant because it may have been overturned in the intervening period either by a higher court or by statutory changes.

A wee bit overbroad of a statement about precedent.

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9584

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Slightly modifying a line from one of my favorite movies... "Never have an opinion. The moment you do you get screwed."

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Dash Cams

I've not given it a huge amount of thought, but I've at least pondered a dash cam a bit. I'm in the same boat for ease of installation. I really don't want to be messing around with hiding wiring or connecting into the fuse box of the car if there are any reliable devices that avoid that. Even if it...

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by cjg225
Mon May 31, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF plans drop 421 fighters, buy 304
Replies: 10
Views: 3468

Re: USAF plans drop 421 fighters, buy 304

johns624 wrote:
OP, now do you know why they need the F15X?

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there. :rotfl:

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by cjg225
Sat May 29, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15068

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Um, do you mean this in a good or bad way? If it's the latter, then it is your problem for taking the time to read and post in the thread knowing full well you "love" the thread. Seriously, the OP was asking a question, and is it really that hard to let others answer it if you don't like ...

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by cjg225
Thu May 27, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 15068

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

I love this thread.

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by cjg225
Sun May 23, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206817

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Production will move to free trade nations Which has been the case for many, many years already. The US, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Singapore are 4 of the most likely places you'll find pharma production facilities in the world today, particularly for stages of drugs that are not yet off patent.

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by cjg225
Sun May 23, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3856

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

kalvado wrote:
There is no such thing as federal DOT.

I mean, if we're being technical, there *is* a federal government DOT.... It just doesn't act in the same manner as the state DOTs do...

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by cjg225
Thu May 20, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3856

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

Yeah, except Democrats do not block infrastructure plans. Republicans block those plans as pork and we just need to pass a stripped down budget with billions going to defense because that's not pork. So, no, both sides do not do it. If you believe that, boy, do I have the deal of the century for yo...

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by cjg225
Thu May 20, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3856

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

That infrastructure jobs program can’t come soon enough. Get with the program GOP. Developed countries should not have infrastructure falling apart. This happens no matter who is in power. Infrastructure isn't sexy and no one wants to pay for it. Both sides give infrastructure lip service and then ...

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