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by LittleFokker
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NFL Charters
Replies: 21
Views: 4443

Re: 2021 NFL Charters

JetTip has them all. https://jettip.net/blog/nfl-2021-week-one-team-charter-flights Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans PHX (1130am MST) - BNA (450pm CT), GTI8058, B744 Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans JAX (130pm ET) - EFD (245pm CT), GTI8056, B744 Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots FLL (1...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 6480

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

UNLV at ASU: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4100/history/20210911/0220Z/KLAS/KPHX San Diego St at Arizona: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8614/history/20210910/2300Z/KSAN/KTUS Vanderbilt at Colorado St: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8912/history/20210910/2210Z/KBNA/KDEN Texa...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 6480

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

Austin to Fayetteville was one of the 74 college football focused adds that United added this fall. Route planning is having to get creative finding how to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of their aircraft. https://hub.united.com/2021-08-04-touchdown-united-airlines-adds-74-flights-for-coll...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NFL Charters
Replies: 21
Views: 4443

Re: 2021 NFL Charters

Regular season getting going: Cowboys returning home from loss at Bucs, AA 772: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9748/history/20210910/0520Z/KTPA/KDFW Eagles at Falcons, AA 788: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9745/history/20210911/1710Z/KPHL/KATL Steelers at Bills, DL 763: https://flig...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 6480

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

Texas is coming up to Arkansas on a UA 739. AUS-XNA https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua2515 I don’t believe that’s the Longhorns. I think this is the additional flight United added from Austin to XNA due to the game, but it is not the team. UA has been using the 2500-2550 flight number ra...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russell Wilson
Replies: 45
Views: 7285

Re: AS unveils their newest "special livery" Russel Williams

N292UX wrote:
Will it salute Russell Wilson by suddenly running out of fuel and having to divert in the 4th quarter of the flight? Sorry I had to :D


Nah, it just won't run on a really short flight

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by LittleFokker
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 6480

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

UTEP will be on Allegiant later today up to BOI to face Boise State. Aircraft ferrying in from Mesa now, not sure what the flight number will be. Here it is: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4051/history/20210909/2030Z/KELP/KBOI Miami (OH) heading to Minnesota to face the Gophers: https://fli...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 312
Views: 13003

Re: Texas abortion law

I don't like the idea of abortion but I see it as a necessary evil as a last resort. Sure, it's preferable if women who find themselves in trouble carry a child to term to be adopted, but they may not have the financial, family, or emotional resources to do so - and most considering abortion probab...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 6480

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KFOE/KMYR

Kansas leaving Thursday to go play Coastal Carolina
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KFOE/KMYR

Kansas leaving Thursday to go play Coastal Carolina

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by LittleFokker
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4478

Re: Universal Healthcare

Thank you, interesting way of litigation and actually preferable. Would explain why the Lawyer Lobbyist was against Universal Healthcare. I remember the topic being discussed back in 2010. Obama had a veto proof congress, and one would think one of the liberal think tanks would have an Universal He...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Mike Richards is out as producer now. An interim person will take over. What a stupid mess. All Sony had to do was have someone in HR do a through Google check on the guy. https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/31/media/mike-richards-jeopardy/index.html I will never go broke betting on rich old people not kno...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1200

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

This is the whole argument for the death penalty. Because life in prison isn't life in prison. This guy escaped the death penalty I am fine with that BUT that is on the condition you never see the light of day . I think it's an argument for doing away with sentences longer than 20 years. Prison sho...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1200

Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/27/1031507957/sirhan-sirhan-robert-f-kennedy-parole-hearing Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant who was convicted of assassinating Sen Robert Kennedy, the then Dem Presidential nominee in 1968, has been granted parole after 50+ years in prison. The matter still needs...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Why is it that so many employers fail to do proper background checks, including a good Google check ? In my work for a government agency, I have seen a senior administrative police official hired for our police for a similar police administrative position fail a DHS check as had phony 'diploma mill...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Side note, this season ended with 18 day champ Matt Amodio who will carry over to the next season with $571,801 in earnings, 3rd on the all time winner's list. https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/streaker-updates/matt-amodio-becomes-3rd-highest-jeopardy-winner-18th-game Seems to be using James Holzhauer'...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1866

New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/mike-richards-jeopardy-host-fired-1235045394/ After a half season of guest hosts, charity donations each episode, and lots of speculation about who would take over as new host, Mike Richards, the executive producer in charge of the search...chose himself. Well, to be...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2514

Re: The appeal of raising children

This sounds like the start of a film about the downfall of US civilization that results in Jason Lee and Maya Rudolf being the smartest folks around. I think you mean Luke Wilson, not Jason Lee. I'm not objective, having two from 2003-04. I guess you can't only phocus on what it costs you, but you ...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To scab or not to scab
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: To scab or not to scab

First thing is check your contract. No way you can make the decision without knowing all the facts. Also if you drive beyond 10K, does that affect your contractual rights?. Pretty sure it was a time based deal and not mileage, but I will definitely consult the agreement before doing anything. You'r...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To scab or not to scab
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

To scab or not to scab

Last December, I bought a new Toyota, and as part of the deal, my first two years of scheduled maintenance would be free so as long as I go to a Toyota dealership for said service. Recently, I reached 10k miles so I am due for another oil change and 10k service. However, a Chicago area local of an a...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1763

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

The brosband and I use either "partner" or "we" or use each other's names. That leaves things open for the "how close are you two" conversation, if they want to get into that. I have noticed the use of the word "partner" steadily increasing, and that includes...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 11292

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

I would agree the rationale is unlikely to be explicitly racist - it's a coincidence the largest numbers of minorities are in the same high population counties. The actual fear GOP members of the lege have is they will lose future elections if populations keep growing in those major counties, so th...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 11292

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/06/oregon-senate-republicans-leave-the-state-to-avoid-climate-bill-vote.html Republicans in Oregon did this two years ago, with similar indignity from the Democrats. The difference is that the Dems there were proposing legislation to address a real problem (...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 11292

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2019/06/oregon-senate-republicans-leave-the-state-to-avoid-climate-bill-vote.html Republicans in Oregon did this two years ago, with similar indignity from the Democrats. The difference is that the Dems there were proposing legislation to address a real problem (c...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5298

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

This happened on I-10 in rural Texas somewhere between El Paso & San Antonio. I was going 88 and the speed limit was 80. It was during the day, the weather was clear, and there was no construction around. I did not do anything to piss the cop off, and in fact the total dialogue was very minimal...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3156

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

Tough timing that these graves have been discovered near Canada Day, but it's good the truth comes to light. Every nation has its flaws, but how you reconcile with those flaws determines whether or not you are a world leader.

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by LittleFokker
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Rep. Gosar Openly Fundraising With White Nationalist Group - Siblings Call Him Out
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Arizona Rep. Gosar Openly Fundraising With White Nationalist Group - Siblings Call Him Out

2 months ago I visited Lake Havasu City, which is right in the middle of Gosar's district. I was just stunned at how strong the Trump cult was, even 4 months after Jan 6/Biden's inauguration - it felt like being in Jonestown. No wonder the GOP has embraced racist far right nationalism - the conserva...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-government-keystone-xl-termination-1.6059683 Parent company has decided they have had enough and has cancelled the Keystone Pipeline project. It's been a 10+ year battle with all sorts of environmental groups, most notable a Native American tribe in Nor...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6118

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

https://www.theringer.com/2021/6/1/22463924/naomi-osaka-french-open-press-conference-journalism-sports Excellent summation of the situation by Bryan Curtis. The whole sports economy is one privilege stacked on top of other privileges. It's fortunate that the people who are best at sport are able to ...

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by LittleFokker
Sat May 22, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 5527

Re: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

It would seem that one of the challengers to Cheney's seat impregnated his 14 year-old girlfriend when he was 18. He doesn't seem to find much wrong with that. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/554730-cheney-primary-challenger-impregnated-14-year-old-when-he-was-18 If it was just that, it would...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore
Replies: 22
Views: 1739

Re: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore

NIKV69 wrote:
There are no Walter Conkrites or Edward R Murrows anymore that is for sure.


Even if there were, you would just dismiss them and call them "Fake News."

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by LittleFokker
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14264

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had the J&J. Was fine immediately afterwards, but the following day experienced light nausea and muscle aches. By the 2nd day I was fine and no issues since.

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14497

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

And here are some of Americas finest in a situation involving a US soldier in uniform but driving while black in Virginia, luckily he was despite his compliance, not shot and at least one of the moronic thugs in blue got sacked. Damn right the soldier is suing the dept. https://www.youtube.com/watc...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4225

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Slightly off topic, but the sport of golf was recently experiencing a similar problem/crisis to football (the more marketable players were grumbling about having to share they money they generated). https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewjcooper/2020/02/25/the-premier-golf-league--everything-you-need-t...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 1331

Re: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics

COVID considerations aside, is there much logistical appetite to another postponement? So many sports leagues worldwide tailor their schedule for, or at least make allowances for Olympic participation. Last year, the postponement could be justified because the global problem was still growing when t...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1977

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I thought a number of universities were beginning to adopt the policy of not considering standardized tests as a condition of application acceptance, even before COVID. GPA, extracurriculars, and application essays are being given far greater weighting. Standardized tests are anything but. Too much ...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24879

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Chauvin is invoking the fifth. That is not the strategy I would expect from a man who swore an oath to uphold the law. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/derek-chauvin-trial-04-15-21/h_c21bb7972f1340ec453d633bc80bc6c8 Defense attorney Eric Nelson just explained to his client that he has the right to ...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8487

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

A few years ago, we were doing a family vacation to Disney World (which included our then 2 year old son). Our last day there, as we were making our way to the airport, our rental car was rear ended exiting the freeway. The driver of the car was a teenage girl who looked shell shocked, and another s...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3412

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Isn't it true that with every airport in a residential area, the airport was originally way outside of town and then the city grew around it?

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by LittleFokker
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 30997

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

I just saw this on Twitter: Romaine lettuce killed 5 people in 2 years and they pulled it from every grocery store across the country. 18 people were killed this week in shootings and you can get a gun a Dick’s Sporting goods. Ref: https://twitter.com/Eden_Eats/status/1374203339294928901 Sadly, it'...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1962

Re: Netflix

Eagerly waiting the release of season 4 of Stranger Things, it's very well done. Tried watching Bridgerton but found it to be dreadfully boring. Maybe 19th century England just isn't my thing. Netflix seems to have the 2nd best selection of movies (Amazon Prime is better, more popular content than o...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6871

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

Lol, you really are living in an alternate reality if you believe that crap. Explain to me why has Bill Clinton not been shunned from polite society, especially given all we know about him and Epstein? Same goes with Hillary. She was involved in that crap too and there is a ton of evidence of wrong...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17611

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

MaverickM11 wrote:
Has anyone heard from Cornyn?


Cornyn is just as much of a piece of shit as Cruz is, only Cornyn is smart enough to not shove his face in front of a camera every chance he gets. But they both talk and vote the same way.

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by LittleFokker
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17611

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Not sure if this deserves its own thread or tack it on to this Texas winter thread, but we do have a nomination for "Asshole of the Year" 2021 already: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-boyd-mayor-colorado-city-texas-resigns-power-outages/ This is what Republican "leadership" has ...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4806

COVID-19 20 years from now

Fun thought experiment...20 years from now, when younger people ask you about your experience living through this pandemic, what element of behavior modification or societal adjustment do you think will be the most bizarre and difficult to believe? For me, I think the most bizarre is cardboard cutou...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dustin "Screech" Diamond dies at age 44
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Dustin "Screech" Diamond dies at age 44

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/entertainment/dustin-diamond-obit/index.html Actor Dustin Diamond, who most notably played Samuel "Screech" Powers from NBC's "Saved By the Bell," has died at age 44 after recently revealing he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. While goofy and...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm in Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Snowstorm in Spain

Similarly, Austin, TX is getting almost an inch of snow. While north TX is prone to occasional snow, it's extremely rare for an area this far south in TX to get snow.

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by LittleFokker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205266

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

If anyone dies as a result of taking a vaccine, then it's not "perfectly safe." However, if the risk is low, then it becomes tolerable and outweighs the benefits of getting the population vaccinated. I’m saying that with over 23 million having taken it, some are going to die shortly after...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205266

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

There have been over 23 million vaccines given worldwide. Even if the vaccine is perfectly safe, some people are going to die shortly after getting it. If anyone dies as a result of taking a vaccine, then it's not "perfectly safe." However, if the risk is low, then it becomes tolerable an...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7524

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

25th seems unlikely - seems a lot of the cabinet would rather resign. My newsfeed says that Betsy DeVos (Education) and Elaine Chao (Transportation) aka Mrs Mitch McConnell have handed in their resignations. Have they finally had enough, or get out now rather than have to make a very public decisio...

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