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by cjg225
Sun Oct 02, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 627
Views: 74254

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/moderna-refused-china-request-reveal-vaccine-technology-ft-2022-10-02/ Moderna failed to sell vaccine to China because Moderna isn't willing to comply with China's techology transfer requirement, being the precondition of accessing Chinese...

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by cjg225
Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian
Replies: 42
Views: 2195

Re: 2022 Hurricane Season - Hurricane Ian

Kent350787 wrote:
I saw in media here in Sydney that a victim was awaiting rescue from flooding in New Smyrna Beach. I thought the storm had moved up the east coast to SC?

My aunt lives in New Smyrna. Apparently Volusia County got 30 inches of rain from the storm. Flooding is still receding.

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by cjg225
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolio Dead At 59
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Coolio Dead At 59

luckyone wrote:
Well, Weird Al just accidentally made a few more bucks.

The very first thing I did was go listen to Amish Paradise.

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by cjg225
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU
Replies: 33
Views: 2221

Re: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU

This feels like a good time to share an all-time classic on the differences between Italy and the rest of Europe.

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by cjg225
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Impending rail strike

Interesting given the fact the agreement was not reached until this morning at 0530! 24% pay raise and back pay from 2020. https://us.cnn.com/2022/09/15/politics/biden-white-house-railroad-strike/index.html This has been going on for a very, very long time. Not every union got the same deal. There ...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Impending rail strike

VMCA787 wrote:
According to CNN, a deal has been reached to avert a rail strike.

Still has to be voted on. One of the smaller unions rejected their tentative deal yesterday. There exists the risk one of these two bigger unions would do the same thing.

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12436

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

She was a global icon. Very sad news.

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by cjg225
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627395

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

America could survive if all imports from China were banned tomorrow. Nobody would freeze to death. The stockmarket would freak but we'd be ok. We might actually see that happen if the PRC is stupid enough to sink a US ship or down a recon plane. I think you underestimate how reliant the western wo...

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by cjg225
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627395

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Francoflier wrote:
Psychological warfare in the age of social media is definitely something else...

It feels like we're desensitizing war more and more. Which shouldn't be surprising.

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have courage
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Have courage

The one that drives me nuts is people saying, "How [are] you doing?" as a greeting when they fully do not expect a response. Like you're just passing someone in a hallway and you say "hi" (or some variation thereof) but the other person says "How [are] you doing?" yet k...

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have courage
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Have courage

Japanese people basically say the equivalent of ‘thank you for working hard’ - お疲れ様 - in a variety of daily interactions with colleagues and sometimes clients. It’s so oft-used and repetitive that it’s basically reflexive and lacks meaning in most situations. Since I can't read that, I assume you'r...

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3148

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

readytotaxi wrote:
Is this lottery only open to US citizens?

Nope. Just have to be 18.

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...

Unsalted butter only. If I need salt, I'll add it myself rather than have it in the butter already.

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by cjg225
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627395

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

They just remain in their own special place. They've always been in this same hole. The Romonovs were the gold standard of mental illness afik. Then came the excesses of the revolution, for me Nikolai Krylenko always stood a head above others in a cast of thousands, he created the Soviet Justice ma...

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by cjg225
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3148

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

ACDC8 wrote:
Personally, I can care less about them - if they've haven't made an effort to stay acquainted in the past and now want to reconnect, well, they can just 'eff right off :biggrin:

That's kinda the point, though. They'll descend on you like locust.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3148

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

I never understood why some states don't allow you to claim the prize anonymously. It's like painting a big red target over yourself for wannabe kidnappers...... Where I live in BC, one must have their name published in order to receive the winnings - you can ask to claim anonymously, but they have...

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3148

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
First, open a trust to accept the winnings and do it anonymously.

That and hope you live in a state that allows you to accept anonymously even if you don't do that.

But, yeah, you do not want anyone knowing you won this.

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by cjg225
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627395

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1552723519087198208.html If anyone is curious to know just how a HIMARS rocket launcher works, this insanely detailed thread tells you everything you need to know. That must've taken forever to put together. Wow. Laughed a bit at the disclaimer at the end. "I...

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by cjg225
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...

Beefmastor in Wilson, NC. My second rotation in my rotational program when I started at my current job was at one of our plants in North Carolina. My parents drove down for my birthday. I honestly didn't know a lot about restaurants in the area, which is rural North Carolina east of Raleigh. My mom ...

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by cjg225
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last F-14D Tomcat delivered 30 years ago
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

Re: Last F-14D Tomcat delivered 30 years ago

I started Tomcat!: The Grumman F-14 Story recently, and I stumbled into a YouTube channel by a former Tomcat RIO (Ward Carroll).

Such a damn shame we were denied so many more years of seeing the best that ever was fly the skies and ply the seas with a US flag.

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by cjg225
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lego Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Lego Ideas

The one of the Great Wave off Kanagawa is nuts. That must've been so annoying to design.

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by cjg225
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997
Replies: 47
Views: 3814

Re: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997

744SPX wrote:
NSSN/Virginia was/is a giant step backwards in terms "back of the boat" technology, something we were already decades behind the Russians in.

What does that mean?

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by cjg225
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997
Replies: 47
Views: 3814

Re: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997

LyleLanley wrote:
I think we all know who the best all-around fighter was in July 1997: Evander Holyfield! After the Tyson rematch where he bit Holyfield's ears and was disqualified, Evander was the undisputed champion!

Case closed.

Which immediately makes me think of Chris Farley yelling I WANT HOLYFIELD.

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by cjg225
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1362

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

cpd wrote:
Built like a tank. The Radeon W6800X video card is very chunky as well. Even the case is very heavy to lift off it. my old Mac Pro was also really heavy. I dreaded moving it.

Good Lord. That is incredible.

I don't remember the last time I saw a tower that heavy.

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by cjg225
Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1362

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

cpd wrote:
it’s nearly 20kg! :weightlifter:

What in the world do you have in that thing!?

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by cjg225
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 2064

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Both Goursich and Kavanaugh, under oath during confirmation hearings, said Roe sets court precedent. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/06/28/did-supreme-court-justices-lie-by-claiming-they-wouldnt-overturn-roe-v-wade-heres-what-they-actually-said/?sh=5dcd58365420 https://www.nbcnews.co...

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by cjg225
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 2064

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Congress should have codified Roe. They KNEW it could be overturned, that's why theybasked about it on confirmation hearings. The judicial bravh dosen't make law, that the legislative branches job. Which, for better or worse, rarely ever actually happens. Legislative branches at the state level ten...

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by cjg225
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 2064

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

That the said judges have promised in front of congress not to overturn Roe vs Wade and then do so is totally in keeping with Republican morales Reading AOC comments, I see. They did no such thing. Judges in the American legal system cannot and absolutely should not ever make any statements to any ...

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4688

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Staying at an Embassy Suites right now. Free made-to-order breakfast is nice. Immediately thought of this thread this morning as I had what I'm sure was some mass-market-whatever-HFCS-hotel-gallon-bucket syrup dispensed into a cup to pour onto my actually-pretty-good pancakes. I don't know the last ...

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by cjg225
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

I suspect USN would have an issue with the portrayal of Halsey. Halsey was like McArthur; his PR persona was better than the real thing. I consider Spruance to have been the better leader, he just didn't go around blowing his own horn. ETA Everyone with a passing knowledge of the Pacific War knew t...

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is a great book about the Battle Off Samar. Those destroyermen had huge, brass ones! It's somewhat surprising to me that Hollywood has never tried to tackle this subject. Probably not the movie industry's cup of tea to depict a naval battle quite like this, but it ...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

Think technically this is a Non-Av topic. But, this is fascinating stuff. I was concerned when Paul Allen died that his organization wouldn't continue to look for these World War II shipwrecks, but they did. Then the pandemic hit and his organization's research vessel went into long-term layup, so I...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4688

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Do you know the price of real maple syrup? It won’t be in the free buffet, let’s just say that at $30:a quart.

But so worth it.

Especially the bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup I get. Insanely good.

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

CAS is more of, "how close can you shoot at a target to a nearby friendly" than anything else. It's more of a skill set of the pilots and crew, from being able to pick out the target, communicate with troops on the ground, and aiming the weapons, than anything to do with the actual aircra...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

https://www.airforcemag.com/article/old-bombers-making-history/ Not sure if these type of mission is true CAS, but these JDAMs drops do require precise guidance from drones or spotter. I also recall similar missions performed by B-1 in defense of the Syrian town Kobani against ISIS. bt Ah, that mak...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 82
Views: 6780

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

And so will schools in other areas if and when they create a single point of entry, much like airport concourses with a single point of entry follow local fire codes. Well, you can have a lot of exits to comply with fire codes (one-way doors), but you're still going to have multiple points of entry...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I found it interesting the theory of tom cruise dyind when his sr-72 disintegrated at mach 10 and the rest of the movie is his dying wish On one hand, I shouldn't be surprised that someone thought this up (I know it's not you; you're just relaying this). On the other hand... come on, really? This i...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

TWA772LR wrote:
I'd imagine at the end of the day, a coalition ground force would sell call in CAS from the closest available/necessary air asset, be it a USN F18, USMC F35B, or even a USAF B52.

Not sure I've ever seen a B52 mentioned as CAS.

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by cjg225
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Why wouldn't the US deliver a MOAB to the site instead??

The MC-130 isn't that sexy to most.

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 694
Views: 49592

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

JJJ wrote:
The problem was the decimal point was displaced. Depending on how that partcular system gets the input it might be an easy mistake to make.

An expensive one for sure, though.

I think the joke may have passed you by on this one...?

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

https://youtu.be/6nSTLYBCW0E

Quite impressive to have the skunk works involved in the production!

During the movie I did like seeing the skunk on the prototype. Nice Easter Egg of sorts.
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777 wrote:
Look at this one!

https://youtu.be/6nSTLYBCW0E

Quite impressive to have the skunk works involved in the production!

During the movie I did like seeing the skunk on the prototype. Nice Easter Egg of sorts.

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 694
Views: 49592

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Northern CA gas station manager fired after 69 cents-a-gallon mistake https://abc30.com/gas-station-manager-fired-69-cents-a-gallon-shell-rancho-cordova-california-cheap/11958150/ RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- The manager who misplaced a decimal point at a Northern California gas station pricing premiu...

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by cjg225
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Difference between US Navy & Marine pilots?

A number of interesting links can be found with google searches, one is below. General theme seems to be that in relation to becoming a pilot, training is the same, based on the Marine speciality of CAS, I suspect some differences there. However, I think the biggest difference I have heard from Mar...

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by cjg225
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 23
Views: 1579

Re: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion

Yes, for a variety of reasons. Including how few people are left alive who were there and how important that day was in world history. In world history D-Day is ridiculously unimportant. Actually irrelevant. But yes, in modern history a very important day if you fancy the slaughtering of young men,...

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by cjg225
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

..forgot to add. W124. The Bulldog. The last of the Mercedes built like a tank! Nice car! Yup. We had an '89 300-E until a few years ago. Thing looked showroom inside still and drove so beautifully. Had a variety of problems later in its life, unfortunately, largely due to driving it only in the su...

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by cjg225
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Dutchy wrote:
Isn't there a Mercedes-Benz owners club in the US? I would start there.

There is; it's quite extensive. It's also a pretty stuck up group, but... probably as good of a group as any to start with.

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by cjg225
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Aaron747 wrote:
It's a shame Cruise didn't really let on he had comedy chops until 'Tropic Thunder'...he's actually very funny.

Les Grossman may be his best character ever.

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by cjg225
Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 23
Views: 1579

Re: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion

This is like when a person gets to be a certain age. Every birthday becomes a celebration because you don't know if the person will make it to the next one. There are so few World War II veterans still alive, and even fewer who participated in some of the biggest events of the war, of which D-Day is...

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by cjg225
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

DIRECTFLT wrote:
"Don't think ... Use The Force Pete!!"

I did like the bit about,

"What were you thinking!?"

"YOU told me NOT to think!"

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by cjg225
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 23
Views: 1579

Re: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion

I was at Omaha Beach a few weeks after the 75th Anniversary. It was very moving, not just the site but how many thousands still visit it daily. I've been to the Nettuno American Military Cemetery, but I really do want to visit the Normandy American Military Cemetery someday; I'm sure that's quite t...

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