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by Airstud
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2047

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

So this would also apply to religious education? Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S. I thought in a lot of US schools creationism and abstinence were the norm as opposed to evolution and sex ed? No. Creationism, being purely a theological construct, cannot be advanced in U.S. publ...

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by Airstud
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2047

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Kiwirob wrote:
So this would also apply to religious education?


Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S.

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

OK there's already way too much Equinox hate in this thread... Avis rented me one in Boston about a year ago and I was amazed by how much I loved it. Everything - the size & maneuverability, the comfy seats, proper room for cargo, the layout of the controls - everything just clicked for me, like...

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Olio of advice on used-car-buying

I'm looking at possibly buying a used car to replace my battered Corolla. I ain't bought no used car before so I don't even know what my questions are. Apparently you're supposed to kick the tires but I don't know what's supposed to happen in response. I have AAA Plus membership, in case anyone was ...

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by Airstud
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Facinating. From your link A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time t...

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by Airstud
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 41
Views: 1904

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Also, the pumps are not stocked with paper, mail-in application forms for the CITGO credit card, like BP and Phillips66 pumps are. I don't want to apply online; I want I should apply by mail. For all the talk of additives and detergents n stuff, no one has contributated anything to this component o...

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by Airstud
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

No further reports of problems on the non-Facebook-owned platforms.

I now believe that what small problems there were had something to do with significantly increased traffic to those sites due to the desperation of some to feed their soc med appetites.

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by Airstud
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

Saw a tweet from Merriam Webster that opened with "since Facebook and Instagram are both down..." Checked my Facebook app and it seemed ok [EDIT: no it is not, my post whose entirety read "test" has still not successfully posted]; pulled up the CBS Radio News app to get the most ...

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by Airstud
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 39
Views: 1685

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

Eastern (BOS-LGA, mid 1980's) and TWA (BOS-LAX, 1990)

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP
Replies: 2
Views: 292

U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP

but probably ought to be, include the main St. Louis one , the one in Ipswich, Massachusetts , the former one in Burlingame , California, which I had the privilege of visiting and utilizing back when it was still an active post office, and of course, the one in St. Helena , California which has a ne...

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by Airstud
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 41
Views: 1904

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

jetwet1 wrote:
Shell


Gross.

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by Airstud
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need help finding yourself?
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Need help finding yourself?

This man in Turkey had a fairly easy time of it.

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 63
Views: 2877

Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

I tried this "Detroit-style" type pizza the other night from the Pizza Hut (in Everett, Mass. thanks for asking). It was yummy and all (I mean... it's pizza) but as someone who's never been to Detroit and doesn't have short-term plans to forgive it for allowing the demolition of the Times ...

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by Airstud
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 41
Views: 1904

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Daysleeper wrote:
PS. Sorry to the original poster, but despite having worked my entire adult life within this industry, I have never actually come across CITGO as a brand - So dunno? But if I should happen upon a sample of it, I know where there is a lab which can test to what tier it belongs :)


Ahem.

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by Airstud
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 41
Views: 1904

CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

I remember one poster here years ago saying he would never put CITGO gasoline in his car, on account of it's not Top Tier. Well here I am back in New England for a bit (no CITGO in Minnesota) and I stopped at the CITGO in Seabrook, New Hampshire and the pump said it is Top Tier gasoline. What does a...

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm on Delta flight #813
Replies: 4
Views: 777

I'm on Delta flight #813

today.







(You heard me.)

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by Airstud
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8105

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I think he went home thinking if there is no physical evidence he is in the clear They never found Laci Petersen's body... Actually they did. "Discovery of bodies[edit] On April 13, 2003, a couple walking their dog found the decomposing, but well-preserved body of a late-term male fetus in a m...

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by Airstud
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8105

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

NIKV69 wrote:
I think he went home thinking if there is no physical evidence he is in the clear


They never found Laci Petersen's body...

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Just got approved for a Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex. Congrats!! As I've mentioned— but have not yet been lavishly praised for by the a.net community — I was approved for the FNBO Rewards Signature Visa in June, as well as for the Chase Freedom Flex mastercard about two weeks ago. I have been checking ...

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by Airstud
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I, Airstud, have been approved for the Barclay's Aviator mastercard, and I require the a.net community's praise for this accomplishment. I also need to know where i should go on AA - haven't taken them (mainline) since 1977. :boggled: (But praise for the credit approval first. I'm listening...) You...

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by Airstud
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I USED to have the Red Aviator, but downgraded to the White Aviator. Did the same with the United Explorer Card (now Gateway) and Delta Gold (now Delta Blue); still earn miles, but no annual fee. The only other benefit is the free bag. Priority boarding is a joke given that by the time it's your as...

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by Airstud
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing
Replies: 50
Views: 1746

Courts in Nova Scotia urged (required?) to consider race when sentencing

https://www.saltwire.com/nova-scotia/news/ns-top-court-decision-marks-historic-shift-for-sentencing-offenders-of-african-descent-100626921/ I'm not clear exactly what the binding effect is of the Court of Appeals' decision here, but it looks like the historic injustices faced by the monolith of bla...

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by Airstud
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
The most surprising is perhaps that he made it to 80.


Far more surprising to me is that Keith Richards has outlived him :boggled:

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by Airstud
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1981

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

seb146 wrote:
no one but no one will ever be able to live up to Alex.


If anyone was ever going to it would've been Kelsey Grammer, not fully removed from his Frasier persona.

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by Airstud
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

To christen the venerable Barclay's type card, I went to yon Barnes and Noble (had a 20% off coupon) and bought Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit (and threw in A Tale of Two Cities to meet the free shipping minimum :boggled:). See, one of the top ten most unacceptable events in twen...

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by Airstud
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

This is your periodic reminder to give blood if you do not already habitually do so.

You get free cookies.


(Oh also I think you like, save lives or something. However, cookies.)

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by Airstud
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat

Aaron747 wrote:
wild claims of 'dictatorial socialism' - such a concept is not recognizably in practice anywhere.


Not even Venezuela?

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by Airstud
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

so much aid money never gets to those that need it the most. Gross. The truth *is* gross, but necessary to address. We will need to observe over the next few months what humanitarian ops are permitted by the Taliban. ...which necessitates us first observing what observations are permitted :boggled:

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by Airstud
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

scbriml wrote:
so much aid money never gets to those that need it the most.


Gross.

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by Airstud
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

This thread is to contain ZERO political commentary - let alone mudslinging - about the troop withdrawal. Here is a link to a Facebook fundraiser for helping Afghan women and girls access humanitarian resources they are going to badly need as the Taliban does what it does. https://www.facebook.com/w...

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by Airstud
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tower Bridge in London Stuck Opened
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Tower Bridge in London Stuck Opened

Tower Bridge ≠ London Bridge

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by Airstud
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of a smoke detector
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: Death of a smoke detector

Some smoke/CO2 detectors have life limits, usually 7-10 years. Some have non-replaceable batteries. And yes, the chirp is annoying and even removing the battery won't stop it. If you own the unit or home, then it is your responsibility to get a new one or replace the batteries. If you rent, then th...

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by Airstud
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of a smoke detector
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: Death of a smoke detector

fr8mech wrote:
https://support.firstalert.com/s/article/What-do-the-Chirps-Mean

Try that


Hey wow!! I was all over that website last night and didn't find that!!! Thanks, fr8mech!!

Off to try it now...

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by Airstud
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of a smoke detector
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Death of a smoke detector

Apparently, smoke detectors can reach their "end of life" - I didn't know they could do that; thought they only ever needed their batteries changed. Mine will therefore be chirping 5 times every minute till it's changed. I called First Alert and asked if there was a way to silence the chir...

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by Airstud
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3888

Re: Silly daft jokes.

"Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl." The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "Yes, Father, it is." "And who was the girl you were with?" "I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." &quo...

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by Airstud
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3888

Re: Silly daft jokes.

My wife was in a car accident with a guy who’d had seven bears and was texting at the time of the collision, the police said he was entitled to do what he likes on his sofa. I feel safe admitting I just didn't get this one... It plays on the assumption that someone in a car accident who has been dr...

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by Airstud
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3888

Re: Silly daft jokes.

flipdewaf wrote:
My wife was in a car accident with a guy who’d had seven bears and was texting at the time of the collision, the police said he was entitled to do what he likes on his sofa.


I feel safe admitting I just didn't get this one...

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by Airstud
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 2308

Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

Participants in the Games have a few things to say about the high temperatures and humidity currently wracking the Tokyo area. As someone who remembers the first half of the 1980's, I find this just a dryly hilarious complaint from the contemporary athletes who insist on wearing mile-long "shor...

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by Airstud
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

What kind of credit does one need to get approved for this card? I’m assuming it needs to be quite good. https://www.nerdwallet.com/card-details/card-name/AAdvantage-Aviator-Red-World-Elite-Mastercard The buzz seems to be that Barclay's is more selective than the average bear. On the day of my appl...

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by Airstud
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Virtual737 wrote:
Airstud wrote:
I am drunk right now, as I was when I started composing this post ten minutes ago, so I have totally forgotten said post's original objective. I think it might have been to solicit recommendations for how to christen the FNBO card.


More beer?


It was gin, actually. :biggrin:

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by Airstud
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

You know, mere hours after I was approved yes APPROVED for that thar shnazzy Barclay's card, I responded, online-like, to an invitation I had received from FNBO to apply for their Rewards Visa card. See, I received the invitation in the mail a coupla weeks earlier and it apprised me that not everyon...

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by Airstud
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16539

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

ltbewr wrote:
I know after a serious fire in an apartment building in my 5 building complex, all buildings had to have major upgrades in fire safety including smoke detectors in the halls, 'pull' alarms, emergency lighting installed.


Ummmmm...

How did those buildings not have those things already? :boggled:

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14416

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Update: the 2nd Moderna shot knocked me out; yesterday I was fatigued beyond belief, plus aching and fevered-like. Had to call in sick to work and everything.

Feeling much better now though. :smile:

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

The OP had several threads a while ago where he liked visiting historic old post offices. I was just messing with him. The only one that's even faintly walking distance from where I live now is the Elmwood Branch in St. Louis Park, but architecturally it is a nebish. The Lake Street and Minnehaha S...

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by Airstud
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14416

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Got my 2nd Moderna shot yesterday. First one seems to have given me a real stubborn cough on days 2 and 3 which I'm told is a good sign - systems recognize what I want to call, with probable incorrectness, a "pulmonary antigen." These 23 hours later I am feeling kinda fatigued and feverish...

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by Airstud
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Why would you get a secured card if you didn't have money problems? Why get an AA card when you're in a DL city? I did, >15 years ago. I've had AmEx SkyMiles Platinum for years. Do you only ever travel on one airline? Also in an earlier post you asked why get a card from "Barclay's, a British ...

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Why would you get it through Barclay's, a British company, instead of Citibank. Why don't I do business with Citibank? More than 15 years ago I applied for a secured card credit card through Washington Mutual. That card was actually underwritten by Citibank; and after I sent in the form and the $30...

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by Airstud
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Aaron747 wrote:
why not head up to YUL?


Because I don't like it there. :smile:

I live in Minneapolis but what does that matter when we're picking destinations? :spin:

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by Airstud
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I, Airstud, have been approved for the Barclay's Aviator mastercard, and I require the a.net community's praise for this accomplishment.

I also need to know where i should go on AA - haven't taken them (mainline) since 1977. :boggled:


(But praise for the credit approval first. I'm listening...)

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by Airstud
Mon May 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14416

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

\ A) wouldn't an "aspect of the vaccine" be... uh.. immunity? I got my final MMR booster when I was 18 (which was a greater quantity of years ago than we are going to discuss) and... am I not still immune to M, M, and R? what I mean is that none of the original vaccine they gave you back ...

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