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by afcjets
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7625

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

The people arrested at the Capitol on 1/6 (unless you want to count stun guns), according to the NPR link from GDB in the second post on this page, even though he says otherwise in his post. In all fairness to him, the headline might have been designed to mislead and like many people he didn't actu...

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by afcjets
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7625

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

At this "insurrection" none of them had guns, I'm sorry, who didn't have guns? The people arrested at the Capitol on 1/6 (unless you want to count stun guns), according to the NPR link from GDB in the second post on this page, even though he says otherwise in his post. In all fairness to ...

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by afcjets
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7625

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Such blatant and frankly disgusting lies and double standards, from the usual suspects, (who as stated before, make all sorts of excuses and mental gymnastics when trying to justify when police use excessive, often deadly force, against unarmed people in non riot situations), no cops were killed sa...

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by afcjets
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7625

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

It's the excuse making I don't get. Perfectly reasonable and otherwise intelligent conservative leaning Republican's work so hard to excuse and justify what they would otherwise vociferously condemn. afcjets, you are a perfect example. "They didn't have guns"! "Someone waved them in&...

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by afcjets
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7625

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I'd have to go check, but most Democratic politicians generally support peaceful protests in places open to the public, but condemn violent protests, even when they are in places open to the public. You can start with Kamala Harris. She tweeted asking for people to donate to the Minnesota Freedom F...

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by afcjets
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7625

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. They see through it IMO, it...

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by afcjets
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post deletion, reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Post deletion, reasons why?

We don't have an issue with you, and we'd have no reason not to want to read your messages to us. Just email one of us directly if it happens again (username @airliners.net) and we'll make sure the whole group gets the message. So why has no moderator not marked my email address as "not spam&q...

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by afcjets
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post deletion, reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Post deletion, reasons why?

If a moderator is going to deiete posts and then flag a user as spam to the moderator account to hide from other moderators, perhaps they shouldn't be a moderator. Your email to group [email protected].net was rejected due to spam classification. The owner of the group can choose to enable messag...

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by afcjets
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 20
Views: 1699

Re: Is it just me?

I don't know about the landing, but I see them taxying around like their hair's on fire. Bonuses for on-time performance? Maybe, I once saw a Southwest jet take off from LAX in perfect weather and it made a sharp right turn before getting past the end of the runway. It's either a culture of fighter...

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by afcjets
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post deletion, reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Post deletion, reasons why?

On the same email address that you have contacted us on before regarding similar enquiries This is what happens: Your email to group [email protected].net was rejected due to spam classification. The owner of the group can choose to enable message moderation instead of bouncing these emails. Mor...

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by afcjets
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post deletion, reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Post deletion, reasons why?

How do you contact moderators to inquire why a post was deleted now? On the same email address that you have contacted us on before regarding similar enquiries This is what happens: Your email to group [email protected].net was rejected due to spam classification. The owner of the group can choo...

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by afcjets
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post deletion, reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Post deletion, reasons why?

How do you contact moderators to inquire why a post was deleted now?

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by afcjets
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Master Planning
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Airport Master Planning

Out of curiosity I was looking through the CVG Master Plan 2050 and on page 86 under the Air Carrier Apron, they list the size aircraft that could fit at each gate in Concourse A and B. Found it interesting that a 747 could be parked at Concourse A and Concourse B's international gates are mostly 7...

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by afcjets
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

One of many areas where herbal medicine has shown to help is in the treatment of covid-19: "Patients with mild, moderate, and severe symptoms who received curcumin/piperine treatment showed early symptomatic recovery (fever, cough, sore throat, and breathlessness), less deterioration, fewer red...

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by afcjets
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

If you follow the money, I think you’ll find that the alternative bullshit medicine economy is larger than school medicine. The pharmaceutical industry alone is almost 15 and a half times larger than the entire alternative medicine industry (not just supplements) "The global complementary and ...

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by afcjets
Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

Some herbal substances are probably just drugs that haven't been fully studied, too. Doctors are quick to mention that herbal supplements are not necessarily safe. Lots of herbs can sicken you, or kill you, and maybe some make you well, in some cases. There are all kinds of chemicals out there. The...

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by afcjets
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

Psychological effect is real, I guess? After all, for many common disease, without specific medicines targetting the pathogen, the best can be done by the doctor is just to alleviate the symptom and hope your body immune system get to do their work in the mean time. It's real where it works, the is...

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by afcjets
Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506355

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Samana service will move from Charlotte to Miami effective March 5th. Always thought it was odd Samana was served from CLT instead of Miami. It's actually performed quite well at CLT but I think this may be more of an issue with limited FIS space at CLT. With the number of planned flights needing t...

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by afcjets
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21799

Re: United dropping 14 routes

EWR to PHL.. Wow how many regular scheduled flights are shorter.. that's not even 100 miles Hey, in the good old days, here was the daily schedule on the < 100 mile runs out of PHL: 1) United daily DC-10 PHL-IAD 2) Northwest daily DC-10 PHL-EWR 3) National daily DC-10 PHL-LGA 4) Delta daily DC-10/L...

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by afcjets
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 1797

Re: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?

Delta 1990s widget livery. Perhaps the 3 nicest looking planes in this livery... https://i0.wp.com/avgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/delta757.jpg?fit=1000%2C676&ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/avgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/deltaL1011.jpg?fit=4096%2C2730&ssl=1 https://airlinesfleet...

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by afcjets
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

Like is said on the Greg Kelly thread, are we going to have a thread for every semi significant figure who tests positive for Covid? It looks like it... Since everyone will get it eventually, this may go on for a while. Media are going to milk shock, fear and panic from Covid for as long as they po...

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by afcjets
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

At her age the CFR for the unvaccinated is 3%, being double vaccinated reduces that by 94% and being boosted takes that down another 81%. That gives her a 0.03% chance of death. At first I assumed by CFR you meant chances for recovery and was like no way 97% of the unvaccinated elderly people who g...

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by afcjets
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2435

Re: Southwest CEO tests positive for Covid-19

This whole plane thing has me puzzled. In the height of the pandemic, I was in casinos a good amount of the time and even though we had masks, plexiglass and casinos change the air more times than most indoor venues I think the biggest factor in keeping infection low was temping people at the door ...

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by afcjets
Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976
Replies: 27
Views: 1709

Re: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976

Wednesdayite wrote:
IAH


IAH was a crew base up until not too long ago so I bet you're right.

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by afcjets
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 2135

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

727-100:
Eastern
Piedmont
American

727-200:
Eastern
Piedmont
American
Delta
USAir
Trump
Pan Am (legacy)

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by afcjets
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976
Replies: 27
Views: 1709

Re: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976

I would guess BOS for #3 and BDL somewhere on the list too.

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by afcjets
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 12867

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

Masks and alcohol can be a very toxic combination. Add in all of the other unpleasantries that come with commercial air travel today and well.....Boom. The problem is even greater than the media would have you believe. The vast majority of incidents do not get publicly reported. It's a piece of pap...

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by afcjets
Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does AA continue to serve such small markets?
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Why does AA continue to serve such small markets?

I have a number of friends in Salisbury, basically the geography you’re describing. They use CLT pretty much exclusively and I think I would too. The service disparity is too great to ignore. If the service levels are closer - say someone in Kenosha choosing between ORD and MKE - it’s sometimes a c...

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by afcjets
Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does AA continue to serve such small markets?
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: Why does AA continue to serve such small markets?

Why does AA need to serve both TYR and GGG (For Example) - they're less than an hour apart and both less than a 3-hour drive from DFW? With populations of barely 100K, how can these communities sustain even 50 seater jet service? ACT and GRK is a very similar situation not to mention the all smalle...

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by afcjets
Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2841

Re: My first flight

No, but it's starting to sound familiar maybe?

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by afcjets
Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2841

Re: My first flight

Was some time in 1988, I was only a few months old when my parents took me to El Paso, TX for a family deal on AA. My father had just gotten a job as a baggage handler for AA in AUS so I assume it was nonrev. AUS-DFW-ELP ELP-DFW-AUS Equipment I assume was mostly 727s, maybe some Super 80s involved,...

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by afcjets
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

    johns624 wrote:
    Airstud wrote:

    I like it better that way anyway. It's more suspenseful, exhilarating.
    Your FICO score doesn't thank you...

    Your FICO score wouldn't be affected until you reached at least 30 days past due and then only if the bank or their algorithm chooses to report it.

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    by afcjets
    Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:09 pm
    Forum: Non-Aviation
    Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
    Replies: 40
    Views: 1554

    Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

    It was Lacoste, not Ralf Lauren. Why I took this, or why it's still on my iCloud I have no idea. I am older and much fatter now :) My preferred clothing brand is IZOD. Hopefully under Authentic Brands Group/Centric Brands the quality doesn't slip. I am pretty sure ABG can terminate the license with...

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    by afcjets
    Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:04 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
    Replies: 33
    Views: 3239

    Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

    747 (especially the -200)
    727 (especially the -200)
    767 -200 -300
    A300 (especially Eastern)
    767-400
    L1011
    L1011-500
    A310
    S80 (including -88)
    MD90
    737-200
    737-300
    737-400
    DC9-30
    DC9-50
    DC10
    MD11
    757
    737-800
    717
    777-200
    A321
    A330
    F28-4000
    F28-1000
    A320
    A319

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    by afcjets
    Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....
    Replies: 49
    Views: 6914

    Re: Midway Airlines suspended operations 30 years ago tonight.....

    AirDO wrote:
    Are most of their routes are now served with UA or AA from ORD now?

    Yes, and they were back then too.

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    by afcjets
    Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:34 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
    Replies: 48
    Views: 4497

    Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

    Ozark and TranStar, especially TranStar. I got to board one of their empty S80s in TPA in 1987 of a flight that cancelled due to maintenance. All the seats were light blue leather (or maybe lavender?) and it had a huge F cabin. The exterior of the jets were purple with a thin multi color swirl aroun...

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    by afcjets
    Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: CLT concourse E
    Replies: 29
    Views: 6736

    Re: CLT concourse E

    The 10 year master plan I've seen still shows E-concourse going away and becoming an island South of B and C Concourses where 5/23 is located. Until a massive build up of taxiways happens this airport will remain dreadfully inefficient with taxi times often times longer than regional flight times. ...

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    by afcjets
    Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:28 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines
    Replies: 6
    Views: 884

    Re: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines

    I would be curious what gate or terminal at LAX (excluding TBIT) has been used by the most airlines. I am guessing Terminal 6 or perhaps Terminal 3.

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    by afcjets
    Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:29 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
    Replies: 127
    Views: 13234

    Re: ATL's terminal makeover

    As noted by bigb, the key change in the "ATLNext" remodeling for the T/A/B/C concourses has been the addition of more windows, which made a huge difference in the look of the concourse. So even if the "Georgia Red Clay" façade were to have stayed, there would have been far fewer...

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    by afcjets
    Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:17 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: United -- guess the top airports January 1980
    Replies: 32
    Views: 1308

    Re: United -- guess the top airports January 1980

    PHL, SDF, MKE, MEM, OAK, PHX, IND

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    by afcjets
    Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:54 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations
    Replies: 37
    Views: 4946

    Re: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations

    USAir had crew bases in San Diego, LAX, and SFO. The last survivor was LAX which I think closed in 1998. The former PSA folks were troopers commuting to the east coast. I think Cody is right and it was closed in fall or early winter 98. San Diego was the first to go, and I think SFO closed in 97. I...

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    by afcjets
    Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:43 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines
    Replies: 6
    Views: 884

    Re: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines

    Guessing gate 14 at Boise (BOI). Opened May 1982, has had Western, Alaska, original Frontier, second Frontier, America West, Wien Air Alaska, Delta, Northwest, United Express, Continental. Oh, and Casino Express trips when they were around. Currently used by SkyWest/DL, and occasionally SkyWest/UA....

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    by afcjets
    Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:40 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines
    Replies: 6
    Views: 884

    Re: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines

    CLT gate C6 has been home to six different airlines since the terminal opened in May, 1982. This was United's single gate and why it's the only original gate that's a single hold room at CLT. It was also used by Ozark and Pan Am at the same time when they arrived shortly after. Piedmont took over a...

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    by afcjets
    Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:02 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines
    Replies: 6
    Views: 884

    Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines

    CLT gate C6 has been home to six different airlines since the terminal opened in May, 1982. This was United's single gate and why it's the only original gate that's a single hold room at CLT. It was also used by Ozark and Pan Am at the same time when they arrived shortly after. Piedmont took over al...

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    by afcjets
    Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:57 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
    Replies: 52
    Views: 9372

    Re: United adding Orange County to Aspen

    I think SNA-EGE makes more sense and perhaps could be flown mainline.

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    by afcjets
    Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:10 pm
    Forum: Non-Aviation
    Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
    Replies: 692
    Views: 44655

    Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

    The Kabul US embassy was starkly warning Americans in-country to leave at the end of April. There has been plenty of time to get out - one has to imagine most of those still behind have family or other obligations remaining in-country. Yes, because they risk the Taliban killing their families if th...

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    by afcjets
    Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:33 am
    Forum: Non-Aviation
    Topic: The appeal of raising children
    Replies: 50
    Views: 2744

    Re: The appeal of raising children

    I have made the decision to not have kids for many reasons. One of the main ones was that it didn't seem worth hobbling my entire life simply to not feel lonely for my last few years. If you think that having kids is going to "hobble your entire life", then you've made the right decision ...

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