PixelPilot wrote:China will win without a single (conventional weapon) shot fired.
Aesma wrote:Afghanistan is bankrupt and begging for money to buy food, how would they afford Chinese support/aircraft ? And to do what ?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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
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.
I really hope that list is wrong. That is incompetence of the highest level if that's legit.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
DIRECTFLT wrote:My Top 10 ZZ Top songs:
JUST GOT PAID
BLUE JEAN BLUES
TUBE SNAKE BOOGIE
GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE
ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE BLIND
WAITIN' FOR THE BUS/JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO
I guess Dusty told Frank and Billy that the show must go on: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/zz- ... 32884.htmlJump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
kalvado wrote:There is no such thing as federal DOT.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post